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The star
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Star (Port Saint Joe, Fla.)
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YOUR HOMETOWN NEWSPAPER FOR OVER 68 YEARS
68th Year, Number 22 Port St. Joe, FL 3 Sections 34 Pages


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July 6, 2006



Community Reaches Out to Premier Employees


By Despina Williams
Star Staff Writer
As many as 28 Premier Chemicals employ-
ees will be laid off as a result of the plant's third-
quarter partial shutdown, and several Gulf and
Bay County organizations have stepped in to
ease the transition.
The Port St. Joe plant, which currently has
39 employees, will cease allfurnace operations
at the end of July or the beginning of August,
according to plant operations manager James
Williams.
The official announcement, released June
7 from Premier Chemicals, LLC headquarters
in West Conshohocken, Pa., cited a reduced
market for the furnace's principal product,
light-burned magnesium oxide.
The rising cost of natural gas was, accord-
ing to Williams, a major contributing factor.
The Premier Chemicals plant will continue
its production of magnesium hydroxide slur-
ries, used in municipal and industrial waste-
water treatment facilities to control odor and
acidity.
Following notification to all displaced
workers layoffs were made based on senior-
ity representatives from the Panama City
Workforce Center, the Gulf Coast Workforce
Training Center, Haney Vocational Sthool, Gulf
Coast Community College Gulf/Franklin Center
and the Gulf County Economic Development
Council (EDC) conducted an informational
workshop at the plant on June 21.
The representatives provided the approxi-
mately 20 employees in attendance with a
wealth of information on retraining opportuni-
ties, labor market statistics and unemployment
benefits.
Of special interest to the displaced workers
were retraining opportunities available locally.
The Gulf Coast Workforce Training Center
in Panama-City sponsors scholarships for dis-
located workers in the health sciences field.
SOf the many areas in which scholarships


are offered, only the correctional officer and
LPN programs are available at the Gulf/Franklin
Center.
According to Gulf Coast Workforce Training
Center coordinator Sandy Mead, the correc-
tional officer program is particularly attractive
because it allows people to complete the four-
and-a-half month training while on the job.
The program is also particularly,well-
suited for the displaced Premier Chemicals-
employees, many of whom possess only a high


school diploma and lack the general education
credits required by health science fields such
as radiology and nursing.
Those entering the correctional officer pro-
grams must have a high school diploma or
GED equivalent, no previous felony or mis-
demeanor convictions and must complete a
physical exam.
According to Mead, correctional officer
pay is also quite attractive, averaging $30,000
a year.


Panama City Workforce Center coordinator
Wilson Hair, who attended the informational
workshop, noted that many displaced St. Joe
paper mill company employees entered the cor-
rectional officer program when the mill closed,
and the field continues to grow.
"There is definitely a demand for correc-
tional officers," he said.
(See PREMIER on Page 3A)


School Board


Recognizes 225


Years of Service


by Retirees

By Marie Logan
Star Staff Writer

At the beginning of its regular meeting
last week, the Gulf County School Board held
a reception to recognize six members of the
school administration who collectively gave 225
years to the county school system over the past
21 to 40 years.
Members of the school board each present-
ed one or two retirees with plaques engraved
with the accomplishments. Receiving awards
were Ms. Rebecca (Becky) Birmingham (35
years); Mrs. Judi Lister (36 years); Mr. Clarence
Monette (40 years); Mrs. Christine Worley (30
years); Mrs. Ann Six (21 years); Mr. Wayne
(See RETIREES on Page 5A)


Suiting up for Space Camp


By Despina Williams
Star Staff Writer

S The staff at the NASA Space and Rocket
Center in Huntsville, .Aa. proved gracious hosts
to a group of seven Gulf County students from
".: 'theOpportunity Center. who began their five-
Sday space adventure June 11.
The staff fed the students heaping help-
ings of barbecued chicken and freeze-dried ice
cream, sermng up hearty portions three tunes
a day.
But with their hospitality came a catch.
"They fed us a lot. but they made us walk it
off," noted Port St. Joe High School sophomore
Shalonda Whitley.
Whitley's friend, junior Audrey Skanes.
was not so charitable.


George M. Cox has
announced his tent to
seek re-election to the
position of Gulf County
School Board Member,
District 2.
George is complet-
ing the last two years
of the term vacated by
Sharon Gaskin when
she resigned to run for
Superintendent of Gulf
County Schools.
It is his desire to
continue to be a team
member of the Gull
County School System.
He has a MS Degree
in Business Education
from the University of
Mississippi. He also
serves as Secretary to
the Board of Directors
of the Emerald Coast
Federal Credit Union.
Mr. Cox is an active member
of the First United Methodist


"They walked us to death," she said.
Funded by the Gulf Coast Workforce Board,
the Opportunity Center provides students age
14-18 with basic skills tutoring and career
counselinrg. and hosts field trips designed to
help kids explore their career options.
The Huntsville field trip offered an inside
look into space exploration, withistudents lodg-
ing in Habitat 1, a series of communal rooms
shaped like a spaceship.
The spaceship came equipped with alarm
clocks and counselors, who roused the ;stu-
dents each day at 7 a.m. and extinguished all
lights promptly at 11 p.m.
During the day. the students learned about
rocket launches and life aboard a NASA space
shuttle.
Astronaut Story Musgrave, a veteran of six


Seven students from the Gulf County Opportunity Center spent June 11-16 on a field trip at the
NASA Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, Ala.


Church of Wewahltchka
where he serves as chair-
man of the Trustees. member


shuttle missions who spent a total of 1.281
hours. 59 minutes and 22 seconds in space.
shared his zero-gratity adventures and advised
the students to "have a mission In life."
Musgrave's Inspiring speech was followed
by an IMAX screening of the 1985 documen-
tary, Dream is Alive, filmed in space by shuttle
astronauts.
When they were not observing astronauts
both real and IMAX-sized, the students sharp-
ened their skills in a series of "training" exer-
cises.
The students constructed rockets and shot
them off, with varying degrees of success -
"Mine didn't go too far. mine came back to me,"
said Skanes.
Rock climbing exercises tested their stam-
ina and a scuba diving course prepared them
for a wet shuttle landing.
The training exercises led to a 6-hour
Enterprise Mission on Friday, where students
slipped into space suits and recreated real-
world space trials.
As students took turns soaring m the
air (while tethered with a safety rope), their


crews stood on an extendable shuttle arm and
attempted to replace a satellite antenna.
Skanes, the commander of boomerang
rockets, sustained a satellite-related Injury.
"I hit the satellite." admitted Skanes. "It
was an accident, though."
Students who failed to adhere to the mis-
sion's strict safety rules were shuttled to sick
bay. where they received medlcme that looked
and tasted a lot like Skittles candy.
Skanes worked tie system, feigning a head-
ache for Skittles relief, before a too-convincing
body seizure left her empty handed.
"They couldn't put anything in my mouth,
so I got ready to fake something else." she
said.
The students wrapped up their field trip
with a rousing game of Space Bowl. a trivia
game with teams named for famous astro-
nauts.
At a graduation ceremony on Friday. stu-
dents received certificates and giveaways such
as bags. sweatshirts and sweatpants.

(See SPACE CAMP on Page 2A)


of Administration Board,
and Head Usher.
In December of 2005,,
Cox became one of 89
Certified Board Members
In the State through the
Florida School Board
Association and has com-
pleted the required renew-
al hours for the 2006 year.
Mr. Cox has also partici-
'pated In the Master Board
Program with the other
board members and the
superintendent, to earn the
distinction of being one of
the 11 certified boards and
one of 37 master boards
in the State of Florida and
has the distinction of being
one of nine with both des-
ignations.
Cox states that he will
continue to serve as a full-
time board member aces-
sible to everyone and respon-
sive to all issues.


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Space Camp From Page 1A


The students take a break from their busy schedules at space camp to enjoy a meal.


For their studies at the
Space and Rocket Center,
the students also earned
one college credit from the
University of Alabama.
Though both Whitley
and Skanes had a good
time, their stay at space
camp did not convince
them that they were des-
tined for NASA careers.
Whitley still wants
to be a registered nurse,
and Skanes hopes to
either follow in the foot-
steps of evolution propo-


nent Charles Darwin or
become a teacher for the
deaf.
Her cousin has already
taught her sign language,
which she employs as a
method of retaliation.
"If someone gets on
my nerves, I do it in sign,
language so they won't
know what I'm saying,"
she said.
Last week, the girls
were beginning one-page
essays about their trip,
one of the Opportunity


Center's requirements.
As Whitley stared at a
blank screen, Skanes was
off and running with four
double-spaced sentences
typed in 12-point font.
Skanes described her
trip as "outstanding, edu-
cational and dramatic,"
and began detailing her
space camp adventures,
large and small.
"I'm going to write
about everything I know,
just to get a page full," she
said.


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Premier

All displaced workers
are eligible for services at the
Panama City Workforce Center.
The Center's staff can help
people create resumes, fill out
job applications and develop
successful interviewing skills.
EDC executive director
Alan McNair, who will pro-
vide the Workforce Center
with additional job placement
resources, stressed the impor-
tance of having an updated
resume.
"That would be the first
Order of business for them
to accomplish and I suspect
that's taking place," he said.
Hair urges all displaced
workers to contact the
*.Workforce Center (850-872-
4340) as soon as possible to
begin taking advantage of its
dislocated worker services.
SHealth Care
Representatives from
Sthe Gull County. Health
SDepartment conducted a sec-
ond information session at the
.Premier plant last Wednesday
'to address health care-related
issues.
Displaced workers have
the option of purchasing



Blood



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Baptist

The First Baptist Church.
located at 102 Third Street in
Port St. Joe. will host a Blood
Drive on Nlonday. July 10.
from 2 p.m. IETI to 7 p.n.
A picture ID or Donor
Card and or Social Security
Card are required.
Donors will recetie free
baseball caps and T-shirts and
Smay register to vin two Delta
Air Lines international tickets
to any Delta \world-wide des-
tination.


From Page IA


COBRA gap insurance when
their employment at Premier
ceases.
Recognizing that many
Premier workers will not be
able to afford COBRA's rates,
health department adminis-
trator Doug Kent and his staff
outlined alternative health care
options for those opting not to
participate in COBRA.
The health department
operates on a sliding fee scale
for qualified patients.
Displaced workers must
submit proof of unemploy-
ment and those meeting the
zero-pay profile are eligible for
$15 office visits and prescrip-
tion medicine starting at $7.
The discounts are avail-
able to all people with low
incomes, as well as their fami-
lies.
The program lasts from
six months to a year, and may
continue for a short time after
a worker finds a new job.
Kent encouraged dis-
placed Premier employees to
make an appointment to fill
out the requisite paperwork
as soon as they begin receiving
unemployment.


Licensed clinical social
worker Mary Warner dis-
cussed coping strategies with
the employees and offered the
health department's behav-
ioral services to workers and
their families.
Kent noted that layoffs
often affect a person's psycho-
logical well-being. Even those
who find new jobs may feel
uneasy in their new working
environments.
Behavior services at the
health department are avail-
able by appointment and all
patient information is confi-
dential.
Psychiatric medication is
also available when counseling
alone proves inadequate.
Kent extended the health
department's support to all
Premier employees affected by
the layoffs.
"It allows them to have the
opportunity to talk through
tough situations and get medi-
cine to help them through this
hard, difficult time," he said.
For more information on
the services offered at the Gulf
County Health Departnent.
call 850-227-1276.


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Founding Disconnect


A s we celebrate the Fourth of July with
S folks from around the country the
count of out-of-state license plates
eems to out-strip the resident popu-
lation it's worth a pause to consider what it
is we are celebrating.
S The food hot off the grill, the cool ice
tea, the smiles of children as they embrace
pirates and ooh at fireworks mark the holiday
for most, much like the glitz and bling have
obscured the roots of the winter holidays such
Christmas, Hanukah and Kwanza.
What brave men deeply courageous men
who defied the hangman's noose to forge a
country accomplished 230 years ago and,
more importantly, why, could hardly be more
timely, however.
Two of the primary reasons the revolution
was fought were taxation and the government's
ability to intrude at will into the private lives
and homes of the citizens it governed.
Leave aside the recent discoveries about
the extent to which the government has
reversed the scales of civil liberties through
the eavesdropping of phone calls and the
*examination of private bank records.
S Or that government, with congressional
*approval, can accomplish what it could not
.since the infamous Stamp Act, the match
'to-the inferno more than two centuries ago:
,namely write its own warrant before it march-
es 'through the front door knocking optional
- and scours for potential criminal activities,
:no judicial oversight wanted or required.
Those are for more learned voices and
*minds to deliberate.
Besides, local considerations are suffi-
'cient to understand just how far some aspects
.of American life. have spun away from the
'principles that largely guided the founding
.fathers.
It may not match up with U.S. vs. Britain,
'but the unrest over taxation in this county is
simmering like a fuse snaking toward a pow-
*der keg.
Property owners could look at last week's
.story about the cooling of the real estate mar-
'ket as a mixed bag.
On the down side, home values aren't
'spiking as in the pastseveral years making
,it a buyer's market, but on the flip side that


could mean a correction in property taxes
as even elected officials can comprehend the
political equation of another double-digit tax
increase that this year would outpace the rise
in property values.
However, taxpayers can also glean little
recent evidence that elected officials have
much intention in providing meaningful tax
relief this year or the next or the year after
that.
This is where the "no representation" part
of the taxation sentence hits home for too
many hard-working, taxpaying folks in this


county.
They see local officials on
a'feeding binge without even
a thought of a lean cuisine
when it comes to people's
wallets.
Officials who require
mere minutes to extend water
and sewer to a favored friend
while requiring more than two
years to adopt an ordinance to
clean up the streets of every-
day residents an ordinance,
it should be added, that is as


Voters
ers ... who
selves con
while spen
people's mi
sailor on sl
at Neiman-


toothless as a veteran hockey player.
Elected representatives who purport to
have a hand on the pulse of the people while
blithely ignoring an overwhelming voter man-
date aimed at sounder and more economically
restrained government.
Who insist on decorum and respect dur-
ing their public meetings while wasting liter-
ally hours of taxpayer money over the course
of year with petty sniping, verbal grenades and
speaking tones and language more appropri-
ate for a fight club.
Voters hear leaders espouse fiscal restraint
while pursuing road bonding which will com-
pound and extend long-term debt though only
providing a drop in the bucket toward pro-
posed road repair needs.
Who are carving up now a tax windfall
not to be realized for 20 or more years while
assuming obligations for costs they may or
may not be able to meet when the bill comes
due.
Who quickly agree to future demands on
infrastructure which can't even keep up with


current demands and grab at any opportu-
nity to dip into the pockets of the part-time
resident through sales taxes and the like with
little regard for the impact on the full-time
resident.
Officials who lack any semblance of a
long-term vision who discuss pet cemeteries
with more commitment than county-wide vot-
ing while taxing at the sort of levels which
will impact the county and its municipalities
for years to come.
Elected representatives who cotton theft
from the Dublic trough with but the slap of a
lost job instead of the more
see lead- appropriate punishment of
prosecuting a violation of the
tout them- public trust provided, of
seratives course, that the offender's
sevatveS surname has a friendly ring.
ding other Who audibly aspire to
serve all the people while
money as if a their actions clearly evidence
an agenda that serves only a
hore leave minority.
-Marcus. Who tout themselves
conservatives while spending
Other people's money as if a
sailor on shore leave at Neiman-Marcus.
More than 200 years ago, led by a noble
generation, the common folks bucked a simi-
lar disconnect between the dollars they paid in
taxes and how they were treated by those who
assessed those taxes.
They had their weaknesses, those long-
ago leaders defined largely along color and
gender lines but from their efforts came a
form of government based on the premise
that, in simplistic and more modern terms,
the people were the CEOs of.the business of
government.
Thomas Jefferson wrote that when the
people fear the government there is tyranny,
when government fears the people there is
liberty.
Forget about the events in Washington,
D.C. and Tallahassee there is an argument
to 'be made that the giants who birthed a
nation might gaze through a microscope at
Gulf County and wonder where the rails ran
off the tracks.


Pam May Have Known Too Much!


ome days are just destined to be better
than others. As I wheeled into a park-
ing place across from what used to be
Fieeman's Men's Wear I knew this was one of
them. It was silly, I know, but my heart was
pimiping a tad quicker than normal. A thou-
sand thoughts raced through my mind as I
stood there. This day held so many memories
and it was still early.
SI don't get to go back much anymore...;
It was very close to this spot over 40 years
ago that Eddie Carden came roaring through
town in that hopped up Chevrolet. Me and Yogi
aind Richard Lynn were sitting on a park bench
shooting the breeze with Jim Dick Crews. We
only had two policemen back in those days.
Mr. Crews worked the night shift. It was near-
irig 10pm or so and we had just stopped to say
goodnight.
SWe heard Eddie coming before we saw
him. That twin exhaust system with the straight
pipes was hard to miss! He came tearing up
Cedar Avenue past the Bank and the Ford deal-
ership, flew under our only traffic light while it
was RED as 'a beet and double clutched for the
turn down Broadway as he spied the audience
watching from the square. He hit the brakes,
spun that car around in mid-street and slid
sideways to a perfect landing next to the police
car in the exact parking space I had pulled into
this morning.
SHe jumped out, shirtless, ran up to us with
Both hands raised high above -his head and
shouted, "Don't shoot, Jim Dick, I surrender!"
I chuckled at that wonderful remembrance
as I surveyed the old town square. They'd
added a nice gazebo in the center. And planted
some trees. But it still looked the same. I
glanced instinctively toward the southeast cor-
ner. The old World War I cannon was standing
i4i its appointed spot....guarding what used to
be'the Post Office but now it appeared to be a
library or museum of some kind.
Ruth Ann Wiley was standing- over by the
War Memorial, talking to Pam Collins. That
didn't seem unusual at all. I spent the first eigh-
tdens years of my life watching Pam and Ruth
Ann chat and carry on.


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As we hugged and looked bne another over,
Jim Carter came strolling across the square
from the direction of the cannon. Before he
got close enough to shake hands I was back in
elementary school....sixth grade P E. I can still
see his head bouncing off the gym wall. Blood
flying everywhere It would have killed most
people! Jim is pretty tough. I also thought of
his mom. She was the best math teacher I ever
had. I thought of the old log cabin grocery store
his dad ran down by the Southern Star Lumber
Company....
I told you this was going to be a good day.
Phil Cook soon joined us. As did Susie
Cozart and Jane Hill. Buddy Wiggleton was a
little late. As always...
This wasn't an official 1965 class reunion.
But don't tell any of us that Someone men-
tioned Miss Doris Vinson's history class. Susie
grabbed my arm and laughed. Poor Miss Doris!
I missed, most of the Civil War, Teddy's charge
up San Juan Hill, half of the First World War
and Warren G. Harding's inauguration because
Susie, who sat right behind me, wouldn't quit
talking!
Three of us at once asked Jane if she could
still open' a Coca Cola bottle with her teeth.
Much to our disappointment she had given up
the practice. I asked her if she remembered
.the bus rides back from the basketball games.
She smiled at me and said, "I remember one of
them." I quickly turned to Phil and ask about
his family. Phil was always on the quiet side.
Before he could answer Pam jumped between
us and pointed out the new look marquee on
the Park Theatre.


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We all went silent.....lost for a moment in
that wonderful world of yesterday.
Each one of us had a hundred picture
show moments. From the very early days when
.you walked to town every Saturday to see Roy,
Hoppy or Gene. wipe out the bad guys to when
you brought your first true love to see PT 109
that darkened theater was a very special place.
It bought the outside world right down to our
little town.
I turned to the other side of the square.
The McKenzie Banner used to churn out the
weekly paper from one little office space. They
now looked like they took up two stories and
half the block. It was on that second story bal-.
cony gubernatorial candidates would stand and
tell us "that fixing up our roads was the number
one issue on his list...if elected!"
It was also on that balcony that I got Frog
Milhouse's autograph. I'll tell you how special
that was-come by and see me some time, and
I'll show you a fifty year old signature of Gene
Autry's right hand man....
I turned to Phil to ask him if he got Frog to
sign- Pam interrupted, "Ya'll remember when
the old hotel used to sit over there?"
Just barley They tore it down to make way
for the new bank when we were just children.
I had to really scrunch some brain cells to
"picture up" the old two, or maybe three, story
structure.
"It was a brothel, did you know that?"
Pam always knew things that escaped the
rest of us.
We spent a few minutes arguing over what
kind of hotel we "remembered". Buddy pointed
to the thrift shop that once housed the U-Tote-
Em Grocery Store and we all could smell the
fresh peaches and softening cantaloupes.
"Let's walk around." Ruth Ann suggested.
We wandered off toward what used to be
John Motheral's Drugstore and the discussion
turned to after school rendezvouses and malted
milkshakes.
I told you this was a special day, and we
. were just getting started....
Respectfully,
Kes


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Battling for Minds
I was fortunate last week to hear a pre-
sentation by Tom Palmer, a senior fellow at
the Cato Institute, a non-profit public policy
research foundation which advocates many of
the libertarian principles which this newspa-
per's editorial pages champion.
Palmer had recently returned from the
Middle East, specifically Iraq, and he talked at
some length about a Web-based project which
the Cato Institute is spearheading.
In short strokes, this is a tussle for the
minds in the Middle East, long numbed by
illiteracy, theology and the despotic regimes
governing that region in the world.
As Palmer noted, there is a direct inverse
correlation between open and free-thinking
societies in the Middle East and oil riches the
most advanced and literate Arab society in the
region might be Jordan, a land devoid of the
oil riches which bankrupt other regimes of the
region.
As a prelude to considering what the Cato
Institute is trying to accomplish in Iraq, it's
worth considering that this is a part of the
world in which the free flow of oil has not
meant a similar flow of ideas.
Palmer noted that most of what has been
available for literature in the region outside
the Koran and similar religious texts was
generated during the Cold War, when the Arab
world was part of the battleground between the
West and Communism.
The list of authors well known in the region
for many decades would be limited in large
measure to the likes of Lenin, Trotsky and Mao.
The concept of a novel is novel.
These are societies which existed for
decades, centuries, without liberty or democ-
racy even appearing in the language, let alone
any text. ,
One would have to dig into the, ancient
Sumer language to even find a symbol for the
idea of liberty.
The state is it, be it the kingdoms of Syria
or Saudi Arabia or the more secular despotism
of a Saddam Hussein. The state makes the
world go 'round and the folks in the Middle
East grasp for such government even if it
means a monster such-as Saddam because it
is literally all they know, Palmer noted.
In other words, the war, as couched by
many goverr' nmt officials from the outset,
is attempting to bring democracy'to a part of
the world in which the mere idea is alien, and
when carried by Americans, apparently lethal.
al least to the bad guys.
And there are bad guys, Palmer acknowl-
edged, individuals who are so evil, so irredeem-
able, that the only wise course is to hunt them
down and kill them.
Simply, the Osama Bin Ladens and others
of his ilk will never be reasoned with, so it is
best they be neutralized.
That said, however, the war has its issues,
to say the least, of which Palmer repeatedly
alluded and decried.
SThis, though, is no't the forum for such a
discussion.
What is impressive is that the Cato Institute
is trying to address what many would label the
government's fundamental failure in post-inva-
sion Iraq: to help educate millions of Iraqis and
other Arabs on the world of ideas, the freedom
those ideas carry upon their wings.
The launch pad for the Cato Institute's
effort is the website at www.lampofliberty.
org or, in the Arabic, www.misbahalhur-
riyya.org.
Don't ask me I got to where I understood
the Arabic pronunciation as Palmer rattled it
off again and again, but the phonetic spelling,
sorry, it plum evaded me.
In any case, unless you are a speaker of
Arabic there isn't much to taken from the web-
site because it is entirely in that language.
However, glance over some of the pages and
some of the authors pictured or represented in
silhouette and a pretty clear understanding of
what the site offers emerges.
The first picture one sees, for example, is
Milton Friedman, a Nobel Prize-winning econo-
mist with a long history as an- advocate of civil
liberties and free markets.
Palmer, for the amusement of his audience,
played a video found on the website in which
Friedman's comments on a subject are dubbed
over by a speaker of Arabic.
Visitors to the website can find a litany of
articles to choose from, including the writings
of Adam Smith to Friedman to authors around
the world who champion the cause of indi-
vidual freedom, the merits of a free society and
open government.
At symposiums and universities, the Cato
Institute distributes similar material, showing
Iraqis young and old the varied viewpoints in
the world forum, each piece of literature embla-
zoned with a lamp, the oil lamp of the Arab
world, which marks the lamp of liberty.
And brings all those ideas to the bright
light of the Internet, where the world is open-
ing a bit wider every day for many in the Arab
world, Palmer noted.
Consider one way in which the Cato
Institute has been able to get their materials
into Arabic understood by the common folks of
the Middle East.
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Via Technology Security


WASHINGTON, D.C.-Congressman Allen
Boyd (D-North Florida) today praised the recov-
ery of the stolen Department of Veterans Affairs
(VA) laptop that contained the personal informa-
tion of approximately 26.5 million veterans and
their spouses. The FBI has reported that there is
no evidence that anyone accessed Social Security
numbers and other data on the equipment.
"While this is great news for our veterans,
this does not undercut the need for improved
technology security at the VA," said Congressman
Boyd. "The recovery of the laptop is a lucky
break for the VA, but if they do not enhance their
data security measures, they might not be so
lucky next time."
This week, Congressman Boyd, a mem-
ber of the Military Quality of Life and Veterans
Affairs Subcommittee, called on VA Secretary Jim
Nicholson to heed past reports of computer secu-
rity problems and improve the VAs information
technology security. Secretary Nicholson testified
before the Military Quality of Life and Veterans
Affairs Subcommittee in response to the VA data


security breach that occurred last month.
Since 2000, the Government Accountability
Office (GAO) and the VA Inspector General have
issued multiple reports about VA cyber-security
problems and the need to upgrade VA informa-
tion technology security. Also, in four of the past
five years, the VA has received an "F" grade on
an annual cyber-security review by the House
Government Reform Committee. However, the
VA neglected to act on these disturbing findings,
and Congress failed to call on the VA to improve
its data security measures.
"Past reports by the House Government
Reform Committee, the GAO, and the VA Inspector
General all show that the VA had plenty of warn-
ing that their computer security was in jeopardy,"
said Congressman Boyd. "'Had the VA paid atten-
tion to any of these findings, the recent data secu-
rity breach may have been prevented. Congress
needs to step up and hold our federal agencies
accountable for all types of mismanagement,
instead of turning a-blind eye like we've been
doing the past six years."


Boyd Fights for Veterans'




Financial Security


WASHINGTON, D.C.-Congressman Allen
Boyd (D-North Florida), a member of the Military
Quality of Life and Veterans Affairs Subcommittee,
today called on Department of Veterans Affairs
(VA)'Secretary Jim Nicholson to heed past reports
of computer security problems and improve the
VA's information technology security. Secretary
Nicholson, testified before the Military Quality
of Life and Veterans Affairs Subcommittee in
response to the recent VA data.security breach
that resulted in the stolen personal \data of
approximately 26.5 million veterans.
-Since 2000, the Government Accountability
Office (GAO) and the VA Inspector General have
issued multiple, reports about VA cyber-security
problems and the need to upgrade VA informa-
tion technology security. Also, in four of the past
five years,'the VA. has received an "F" grade on
an annual cyber-security review by the House
Government Reform Committee. However, the
VA neglected to act on these disturbing findings,
and Congress failed to call on the VA to improve
its data security measures.
"Past reports by the House Government
Reform Committee, the GAO, and the \'A Inspector
General all show that the VA had plenty of warn-
ing that their computer security was in jeopardy,"
'said Congressman Boyd. '"Had the VA paid atten-
tion to any of these findings, the recent data secu-
rity breach may have beenprevented. Congress


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Local Photos
Needed
Dear Editor:
We need photos of the Gulf
County areas. I and some of
the Gulf County Genealogical
and St Joe Historical Societies
members will be at the Port
St. Joe Library for the next
two Saturdays. We will be set
up to scan photos if you bring
them in.
We .have been work-
ing on putting a Gulf County
Historical tour (along with
FSU) together and now have
found a publisher that special-
izes in pictorial history books.
Arcadia Publishing Company
has shown interest in us,
and has agreed to publish a
book on Gulf County. Arcadia
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needs to step up and hold our federal agencies
accountable for all types of mismanagement,
instead of turning a blind eye like we've been
doing the past six years."
Last month, Secretary Nicholson announced
that sensitive data collected by the government for
millions of veterans and. their spouses was stolen
from the home of a VA official who had removed
this data from the VA. 'The stolen information
included names, Social Security numbers, dates
of birth, and some disability ratings. In response
to the security breach, the VA has sent out noti-
fication letters to the affected veterans and will
provide free credit monitoring to those veterans
who seek it.
.Today's hearing is the second time in two.
years that the VA has come before Congress to
explain mistakes and negligence. In 2005, the
VA revealed that it had underestimated veterans'
healthcare costs by nearly $3 billion over the
previous two fiscal years. In response, Congress
provided $2.7 billion in emergency funds to fix
the funding shortfall.
"Congress must stop shirking from its over-
sight responsibility and return accountability
to our government," Boyd stated. "What's most
troubling is that many of the VAs problems might
not have occurred if appropriate and timely
action had been taken. Our veterans and their
families deserve better."


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Stevens (37 years); and Mrs.
Mary Esther Taunton (26 years).
Other business covered in
the meeting included:
Board members expressed
concern over the question of golf
carts at the schools, in light of
the continuing city legislation to
allow the carts on certain city
streets.
Members cited fears that
underaged students would drive
the carts to school, congesting
the streets in front of the schools
during school bus arrivals and
departures, and that drivers
would have difficulty seeing the
carts.
Both Charlotte Pierce,
board chair, and Tim Wilder,
Gulf County Superintendent,
agreed that the board had the
power to deny carts access to
school property, and the board
unanimously agreed to discuss
the problem further and study
city restrictions on the issue.
Wilder and board mem-
ber Billy Quinn recounted
their, recent meeting with John
Hendry, Vice President for St.
Joe Towns and Resorts, letting
the board members know that
Hendry will soon begin making
public the St .Joe Company's
level of involvement with the city,
county and school board.
According to Wilder, Hendry
discussed in depth with them
the economy, fluctuations of land
'values in the area, affordable
housing, and the newest state
legislation and how thqse issues
will affect the Gulf County school
system.
Hendry also told Wilder
and Quinn that, according to
the newly passed legislation, big
landowners in the state, includ-
ing the St. Joe Company, will be
compensated in some way for
providing property for affordable
housing in communities.
Wilder also reported his
discussion with Marshall Nelson,
Director of the Gulf County
Emergency Management Office,
about using Wewahitchka Middle
School as a hurricane shelter,
Board members had ques-
tions about the suggested
arrangement, and moved to dis-
cuss the request further.
New signage was added to
the school board offices in Port
St. Joe, along with canopies over
the main doors, making it easier
for the. public to find offices at
the facility.
Wilder also announced the
installation of a new 17-foot tall
LED sign at Wewahitchka High


Letters



to the Editor


include approximately 200
images and captions. and they
tell the story ofa community
'from the birth of photography
to the present days. We need
more photos for the public.
Some of the photos still
needed are as follows: the
Overstreet area (the old floating
.bridge). Beacon Hill area, the
1938 Centennial Celebration.
the people arriving on the
first excursion train, Money
Bayou beach ( 1950-60's ),
A.D.: Lawsox family (Lawson
Hotel), Tom McPhaul fam-
ily, Captain Nick Comforter,
and Gypsie McNeil. We need
School photos, the old PSJ
High School, the new (present)
high school when it opened,
the Washington 'High School,
the first Municipal Hospital,
local homes, the R.A. Costin


home (1920 photo found in
the anniversary book) and
fislimg, both commercial and
pleasure.
We need photos from
Wewahitchka as well as Port
St. Joe. We will be going to
the Library the following week
to scan photos there. (A later
date will be advertisedl.
We \will be sat up ALL
DAY, Saturday July 8 and 15
at the Port St. Joe Library in
the meeting room, from 10t
a.m. to 4:00 p.m. At a later
date we will be over at the
Wewahltchka Library.
` For more iniforma-
tion, please get in touch with
Beverly Mount-Douds at 850-
229-1094 or email me at
bmdouds2002(@vahoo.com
Beverly Mount-Douds
Port St. Joe
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Do you think County Commissioners should have instituted
a ban on fireworks for personal use, given the recent drought
conditions,;as Bay County did recently?

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Maybe it is

the Taxes
Dear Editor:
I amwritinginreference to
the story "Real Estate Market
Takes a Breath" on June 29.
Yep, sales have slumped.
You don't, suppose the ever
increasing taxes would have
anything to do with, it? High
tax rates. will keep investors
at bay. Who wants, to invest
in G ulf County just to see the
returns disappear in the form
of increased property taxes
every year?
And as far as the tax base
increasing, one would- think
that as the tax base expands
,property taxes would be
reduced somewhat.
Felix Rogers
Atlanta


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School that will flash messages
and graphics in red, similar to
the smaller LED sign at Port St.
Joe High School, and that will be
visible for about two miles when
operating.
Board members voted
unanimously to continue gather-
ing pricing and details to proceed
with demolition of part of the
old Highland View Elementary
School.
Preliminary figures to tear
down the already condemned
lunch room and kitchen area
were $24,000 for the demolition,
containerizing and transporta-
tion of the debris to Blountstown.
According to Wilder, "It's reach-
ing a point to where we must do
something."
As reported to the board,
the school system closed oat the
year in good financial shape.
Plans were being made to
enter Gulf County students in
one of the regional science fairs
in case Bay County will not allow
Gulf County students in the next
Bay County fair. Two options
offered were the Santa Rosa and
Escambia County science fairs.
Two contractors were pre-
qualified for work at the high
school, one to refinish the gym-
nasium floors and one to clean
the domes of the high school.
The domes are scheduled to be
cleaned in mid-July and should,
according to the information
presented to the school, stay
white for two to three years.


Battling for

Minds

From Page 4A

The foundation has
recruited a professor of lan-
guages working anonymous-
ly who visits an Internet cafe,
of which there are now tens of
thousands in the Middle East,
to download articles, tranS-
lates them into Arabic aird
then heads back to the caf&- to
transmit the documents to the
Cato Institute for upload.
This free flow of ideas is
intended to have the conse-
quence of bringing the hearts
and minds of the Middle East
into the modern world, of
accomplishing what bullets
and bombs will not.
Because as the Fourth of
July teaches us, Bunker Hill
and Yorktown and Valley Forge
were some of the spots on
which a revolution was fought
230 years ago.
But the real victories are
contained in the Declaratioh
of Independence, the Bill of
Rights and the Constitution
where our concepts of 'free-
dom, liberty and democracy
took root and remains relevant
long after'the smoke of battle!
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S1966 Diary of a Rafting Trip by John Mi add l (Part I

1966 Diary of a Rafting Trip by John Maddox (Part II)


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.
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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
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deal pf significance when
addressing the many issues
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because one of the voyagers,
Johnny White, is my father.
I know that I inherited the
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for that.
This is the second part of
the diary of that trip. The first
part, covering June 26-28,
1966, ran last week.

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
with 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
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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 Clarks\ille and
eat a restaurant-coked meal.
Thursday-June 30, 1966
This morning. w'while
clheckimn the luies. Joe found
and killed a moccasn. \Vhile


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 ri[ht0
hand. We' later pushed off for
Clarksville, which was nine
miles from our camp. On
our way we found and sht:
at snakes, found .camps and
chased turtles. We continued.
down the river with the sui
beating down on us. TiT
.current has-slowed down and ,
in some places' the water is
dead. About a quarter of a
mile before we reached the
bridge, we pulled to shore ad
picked up my sisters.
We continued on, having'
some trouble with, the wind'.d
and after a sharp bend, ivt
all landed in a tree whil ct
had a wasp's nest. Before tlhe
could hit the water. Allen got
stung four tmnes and Joe two.
The rest of us hit the waei .
before we got stung. Billy. iny
sisters and I fmally unlodgedl
the raft from the tree and
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the bridge where my mother,
grandmother and Emory
were waiting. We ate dinner
with them and bought a few
supplies. After they left, we
waited around our camp,
which was a wayside park.
We tied down everything and
arranged our supplies so they
wouldn't get wet, because the
weather looks bad. The clouds
are dark and it's sprinkling.
Then we walked down to the
Seminole and ate supper.
While there, we saw a buck,
a doe and her fawn When we
got back to our raft, people
who saw us from the bridge
were constantly asking us
questions about us and our
raft. Later that night, Johnny's
parents and his brother and
sisters came to visit. Some
of us went into Blountstown
for supplies. Johnny's family
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.

SFriday-July 1, 1966
We pulled out this morning
around 8:00. I was sick and
had vomited last night. We
started out toward Scott's
Ferry and upon our leaving
some tourists took moving
pictures of us and our raft.
The current has slowed down
even more and the travel is
getting slower and harder.
Before we got out of sight of the
bridge, we notice that a man
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 was
deep and it had a real springy
diving board. We played there


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a while and then continued on.
We made it to Abe Springs just
before dark and decided to
camp there. The environment
was all swampy and scary-
looking. We all knew we
probably wouldn't get any
sleep because of the sounds of
gators, owls, etc. When we tied
up the raft, Billy and I walked
up to a lady's house and found
out where we were and how
far it was to different places.


Johnny was sick and Joe was
getting sick. We camped in
Woods Landing that night.

Saturday-June 2, 1966
After a brief wake-up on
the river, we left again and
headed on our way toward
Apalachicola. This morning,
Joe was really sick and had
been vomiting during the night
and morning hours. On our
way, we came upon a cypress
tree stretched all the way
across the river. We had to
lift each barrel to get over
the tree, but we finally made
it. We also passed several
abandoned camps. Later
that day, everyone was asleep
except Allen and I, so we tried
to make up some time by
pushing the raft down the river
while the other three were
sleeping. We did this fqr about
an hour and a half when they


finally woke up. We switched
shifts and let them work.
We met two boys from
Scott's Ferry and they told
us it was about a half mile to
the bridge. Allen and I figured
the boys could handle the raft
the rest of the distance, so we
jumped off and swam to the
bridge. We thought it would
take them about an hour or
so to get there. Each time


a fisherman would come to
the landing from upriver, we
asked him if he had seen
our raft and our boys. After
about three hours and fifteen
minutes, they finally came
around the bend to the bridge.
We didn't know whether to run
or face them or what. They
were pretty mad, but it soon
went back to the raft to bed
down for the night.

Sunday-July 3, 1966
This morning, we left
Scott's Ferry and were on our
way to the Dead Lakes. The
current had almost completely
stopped and it was hard to get
the raft to the lakes. We need
to make eight miles today,
because we have been told that
our parents were giving us a
chicken supper at the Chipola
Park Inn. About a mile and
a half past Scott's Ferry, we
reached a boat landing and a
camp, which had a real nice
place to swim and play. It had
four diving boards and some
high trees. After getting to eat
some homemade cookies, we
were off again.


It seems like forever
before you can get anywhere
because of the hot sun and
slow-moving water. We passed
a few more camps and it was
getting late. We were getting
worried because we knew what
we would miss if we didn't
make it to the Chipola Park
Inn. After what seemed like
forever just slowly drifting in
the dead water- we decided to
send two boys to try and reach
the Inn before the parents left
to tell them about our trouble.
Johnny and Billy wanted to
do it, so they set out after
getting a life jacket and one
flipper apiece. After a couple
of hours of just sitting around
and doing nothing, we heard a
boat coming, and in it were Mr.
Simmons, Billy and Johnny.
We tied up to the boat and they
started pulling us toward the
fried chicken.
After ropes breaking,
slipping, and every other
possible problem, we finally
made it to the Inn. We tied
up the raft, said our hellos


and then began eating. As
soon as the eating was over,
our parents and friends left
and we bedded down for the
night in front of Capt. Jones'
house. That night we spotted
some gators that Capt. Jones
was trying to train. It started
raining that night, so we all
piled up on his front porch
and continued sleeping.

Monday-July 4, 1966
We cleaned our picnic
area and ate breakfast. Mr.
White, Mr. Simmons and
Jim arrived at about 8:30 to
try and pull us and our raft
across the Dead Lakes to the
Wewahitchka Dam. They tried
to push us to begin with, but
that didn't work. We hooked
up the ropes so the could
pull us and we started out
again. The sun wasn't very
high when we started, but it
was already getting hot. Joe
had caught a turtle earlier and
it was in a box -on the raft.

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Port St. Joe Residential Lot 1310 Monument Ave. Lot size
approx. 120 x 105. MLS# 200355. $279,000.
C-30 Shallow Reed Subdivision we have released 6Village lots for
$279,000 each.
Port St Joe Commercial -Village at Marina Cove 171 Village Dr.
Lot size 40x 98. MLS #105310. $499,000.
Overstreet Pine Breeze SD 948 South Long St. Lot size 108 x
300. MLS# 111065.$75,000
St. Joe Beach Interior 303 Nautilus Dr. Sea Shores SD.
- approx. 80x140. MLS #110234. $270,000
Treasure Bay C-30 Bay View 5312 Sand Bar Dr. Lot size 103 x
220. MLS # 105578. $389,000.
Treasure Bay C-30 BayView 5438 Sand Bar Dr. Lot size 103 x 220.
MLS #107974. $450,000
Cape San Bias Seagrass Sub.- 120 Seagrass Circle 128 x 107
lot size. MLS # 108472, $649,000.
Port St. Joe Interior 144 Betty Dr. irregular lot size. MLS #
109390 $119,000
Treasure Bay C-30 5454 Sand Bar Drive Approx .59 accre.
MLS # 106513 $307,000
Wewahitchka- Seven Springs Subdivision 121 Little River Circle.
Approx .5 acre. MLS #109706. $75,000.
Cape San Bias Jubilation 122 Rosemary Ct. Approx..20 acre.
MLS # 109793 $395,000
Overstreet -Wetappo Creek,- 9959 Hwy. 386 Creek Frontage
120ft, lot size approx 2.6 acres.- MLS #200843. $450,000.


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2 bedroom, I bath, 520sf.
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Cape San Bias 167 Jamaica Dr. Cabin #5
2 bedroom, I bath, 520sf,.
MLS #111320. $190,000. Call johnny Linton at 850.227.2160


Cape San Bias Gulf Front 191 Tiffany Beach Rd.
3 bedroom, 2.5 bath, 1,620sf, .41 acres.
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MLS # 107336.$1,260,000. Call Johnny Linton at 850- 227-2160


Cape San Bias / Gulf Front 192 Cozumel Drive
3 bedroom, 3 bath, 1,817 sf, 85.5 x 250 lot size.
MLS #108174. $1,080,000. Call Agent on Duty at 850.227.2160


Port St. Joe 1314 McClelland Ave.
3 bedroom, I bath, lot size 62x155 approx
MLS # 200973. $195,000. Call Johnny Linton at 850-227-2160


Port St.Joe 1009 MonumentAve.
2 bedroom,2 bath, 1,636sf,90x150 lot size
MLS #108274.$299,000. Call Patricia Raap at 850-227-5949


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3 bedroom, 2 bath, 1,204sf, 85x 150 corner lot.
MLS #111806. $365,000. Call Patricia Raap at 850-227-5949


Overstreet -Waterfront 8895 CR 386 Cape San Bias Gulf Front Condo 658 Seacliffs Dr.
2 bedroom, 2 bath, loft, 2,876sf, 1.9 acres. 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath 1,847sf, furnished w/fireplace
MLS #108856. $575,000. Call Patricia Raap at 227-5949 MLS #110288; $750,000. Call Patricia Raap at 227.5949


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3 bedroom, 3 bath, 1369 sf, townhome.
MLS #103858.$489,000. Call Ronald Pickett at 850-227-2160.
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4 bedroom, 4.5 bath, 1,944sf, elevator.
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4 bedroom, 3 bath, 1,525sf, 3/4acre
MLS # 200835.$199,000. Call Patricia Raap at 850-227-5949


Wewahitchka 159 Harden Circle
3 bedroom. 2 bath, 1,930sf, approx 1.9 acres
MLS # 200839. $259,000. Call Patricia Raap at 850-227-5949


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out and it got a little to
close to Joe's forehead and it
took a little piece out of him.
This kind of scared Joe, but
he was all right. We were about
to barbeque as we continued
through the lakes. Finally,
about nine hours later, we
came into sight of the dam.
.CThe sun had cooked us and
Stwe wi r feeling pretty bad. We
Sfoll ow'ed a little stream up into
a landing and left the raft there
for die night. We all went to
Alien's grandmother's house
and spent the night there after
*a good meal. Before we went to
bed, \\e we nt to the Wewa gym
Sand pla-ed basketball with the
-GatorsW \lheni we got back to
'-the house to go to bed, we
were much more tired than
before.

Tuesday-July 5, 1966
We slept late today and
when we woke up, had another


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good meal. After eating, we
went with my mother to get
some lumber to build a sun
shelter on the raft. Later on,
Johnny, Joe and I walked
down to Lake Alice where
we were later joined by Billy
and Allen. We wasted the day
because we didn't put a mile
of the raft. Instead, we played
pool in the fun center and
swam in Lake Alice. After that,
we went back to the dam with
Emory and my mother. We
took the raft and began to get
ready to sleep. That night, we
were visited by Mr. Simpson,
.Mr. and Mrs. Simmons, Jim,
Danny Odom, my mother and
sisters. Emory, Mr- White and
Johnny's sister, Peggy.

Wednesday-July 6, 1966
We woke up this morning
and began loading up the raft.
This was a hard job because
of the position of the campsite.


It was on a steep hill going
downward toward the raft.
After loading up the raft, we
used the lumber we bought the
day before and built a shelter
to keep us out of the sun. As
luck would have it, it rained
nearly all day. We got into
some good, running current
and made it to Douglass
Landing, which we've been
told is fourteen miles from the
dam. At Douglass Landing, we
straightened up the raft and
then walked down to a store.
After a few hours, we returned
to our raft and set off again in
hopes of reaching the big river
before dark.
So far today, we have
covered about twenty: miles.
Tonight, we are planmunmg to try
son-ithing i-ew \Ve'-'\e never
traveled at night. but tonight
weUll take st.x-ihour sbits and
work all night. Allen and I
have the first shift; Johnny,
Billy and Joe have the second.
Allen and I have begun our
shift and the rest of the guys
are sleeping.

Thursday-July 7, 1966
Last night our traveling
was great. We made.it nearly
all the way to Pin Hook. It was
real cool, no bugs, but a bit
spooky. Everything was going
well except for the periods


when Billy handled the rudder.
He couldn't quite keep the
rudder straight through his
snoring. When daylight came,
we were about eight miles from
our destination-Apalachicola.
When we stopped, we could
really feel the effects of the
tide, which was coming in and
trying to push us back up
the river, farther from home.
There was only one thing to do,
so we tied up in the morning
with only eight miles to go. We
would have to wait until night
to travel when the tide would
be going our way.
During our long wait, we
swam, ate and just stretched
out on the raft. Late in the
afternoon, the wind changed
and we managed to get as far
as the Jackson River. Then
the tide took its effects, and
we had to stop and tie up
again. By this time, Johnny,
Allen and I had gone to a
landing about a mile or two
to call our folks. We stayed at
the landing for about an hour
or two when Joe and Billy
came struggling up. They were
supposed to stay with the raft,
since they had slept through
most, of their shift last night
and let Johnny take nearly
the whole six hours. From
the landing we called Allen's
uncle, and later went to his


house-everyone but Billy and
Joe. At the time we thought
we would be right back, but
by some accident we ended up
at the skating rink. We knew
the raft was in good hands, so
don't woifry about it. '
We were skating at the
rink for about two hours, when
who should show up but Billy
and Joe! We all stayed there
a while, awaiting the outgoing
tide. When the time was right,
we left and went back to the
raft. We shoved off and were
on the final leg of the trip. We
let Billy have the rudder again,
and what does he do but run
us broadside into a parked
barge! We continued on toward
the boat basin we had picked
as our stopping place. The tide
was still with us and we were
moving fairly well. Allen took
over the rudder and the long
bridge came into view. We were
in the middle of the Big River
and we sure didn't want to get
to get swept on by the bridge
and out into the gulf, so we
woke everyone up and Johnny
took over the rudder. Everyone
began paddling with boards
and signs and anything that
might push .us, because we
noticed a huge revolving light
behind us that was catching
up faster and faster When we
saw the .light and knew what


it was, we moved over and
gave the tug and barge plenty
of room,;the tide had changed
again, so we tied up and slept
the remainder of the night.'

Friday-Jurily 8, 1966
This morning we slept a
little late. No one ate because
we were anxious to get ,off
the raft that had been our
home for the past thirteen
days. We all pushed our faft
towards the docks and our
parents. We eventually made
it to shore. Once there, we
rested a minute or two and
then began unloading our
raft for the last time. All the
heat, hardship and loneliness
finally came to an end, but
so did our fun, adventure,
excitement and travel. We
will surely miss one another
because in thirteen days of
travel in the wilderness, you
become really close. We have
had a lot of fun and some wild
experiences. Maybe some day
we'll have another opportunity
for a new adventure and again
become, as we have been
called, a bunch of modern day
Huck Finns.
We are sure of one thing
though, we don't ever want to
see the Chipola River again!


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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
Sfor 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
SSpears. "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-wilnning fish. Overall,
:1the Bayou Bash will award
adults and kids 36 prizes in
2 divisions and 4 categories.
An additional fish category
will be announced on tourna-
.ment day as well, with Kristy
Dorman of Capital City Bank
presenting that award.
After the fishing, the area's
strongest arms (or perhaps
grips) will be tested at the
S 1st Annual Bayou Bash Mullet
I 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-
Sen'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 V-.- "ion 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. willbe 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-Hitch
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.


Tony Stewart is back right
where he was last year at this
time, in the Winners Circle at
the Daytona Pepsi 400.
He climbed the fence to get
the checkered flag and wave to
the crowd. Then he went down
the ladder into the crowd.
"I made the mistake of going
down the ladder," he said. "I
thought there was a gate there.
I didn't find the gate and was in
the mosh pit for a while."
All the fans, some had
Dale Jr hats on, others Gordon
shirts and a slew of other driv-
ers apparel were represented,
but they were all were congratu-
lating Stewart.
S Jeff'Gordon was taken out
of the race during the final cau-
tion flag, sefiding him out of the
top 10 in points.
"There were so many guys
out there, and I want to bad
mouth every one of them,"


Gordon said. "But I'm not going
to. If I don't have anything nice
to say, I shouldn't say anything
at all."
Bobby Labonte was racing
in the top 10 when Jimmie
Johnson bumped into him and
pinned his car against the wall
with just 14 laps to go in the
race. The wreck took Labonte


out of the race.
Pos. Driver
1. T. Stewart
2. Ky. Busch
3. Ku. Busch
4. B. Said
5. E. Sadler
6. M. Kenseth
7. C. Mears
8. J. McMurray
9. K. Harvick
10. C. Bowyer


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Speedway.


Dale Earnhardt Jr
wins Busch race
at Daytona
Once he got out front it was
all over. Dale Earnhardt Jr. held
on to win. This was his 21st
Busch series victory. He last
won this race in 2004.
"I don't know if I got my
mojo back, but I feel like given
the equipment necessary to
make a performance like we
made tonight, I'm as good as
anybody when it comes to rac-
ing at Daytona or Talladega," he
said. "Every driver in the field
thinks they're the best one out
there, and if you don't feel that
way, maybe that's something you
should try."
Earnhardt finished 13th in
the Saturday night Cup Race.
The Busch Series goes to
Chicagoland Speedway this
weekend.


NASCAR CUP SERIES STANDINGS
Rank +/- Driver Points Behind Starts Poles Wins Top 5 Top 10
1 -- Jimmie Johnson 2501 Leader 17 1 3 7 13
2 -- Matt Kenseth 2493 -8 17 0 2 10 11
3 +2 Dale Earnhardt Jr. 2234 -267 17 0 1 5 7
4 -1 Kasey Kahne 2209 -292 17 4 4 6 10
5 +2 'TonyStewart 2202 -299 17 0 2 8. 9
6 -2 Mark Martin 2177 -324 17 0 0 2 8
7 i-1 Jeff Burton 2152 -349 17 1 0 3 10
8 +4 Kyle Busch 2095 -406 17 1 0 5 8
9 +1 Kevin Harvick 2088 -413 17 0 1 5 8
10 +1 Denny Hamlin* 2048 -453 17 1 1 3 6


Annual Port

St. Joe Athletic
Department Golf

Tourney

The third annual Port
St. Joe High School Athletic
Department Golf Tournament
will be held Aug. 5 at the St.
Joseph Bay Golf and Country
Club.
Shotgun 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 award-
ed 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.


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Apalachicola 88
Bainbridge 87
Bristol 93
Columbus 91
Crystal Lake 86
Defuniak Sp .91
Dothan 90
Enterprise 9S
Ft. Walton Bch.88
Gainesville 89
Jacksonville 90
Marianna 89
Mobile 90
Montgomery 91
Newport 90
Niceville 86
Panama City 89
Pascagoula 92
Pensacola 90
Port St. Joe 88
Tallahassee .90
Valdosta 88
Wewahitchka 87
Wilma 87


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.Saturday 7/1. 92/71/0.00
Friday 6/30 95/72/0.00
Thursday 6/29 90/73/0.07
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Tuesday 6/27 91/76/trace
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Friday 7/7 ..:. .:.6:47 a.m...8:45 p.m:
Saturday 7/8 .... .6:47 a.m.: .8:45 p.m.
Sunday 7/9 ......6:48 a.m.. .8:45 p.m.
Monday 7/10;,.. .6:48 a:m.; .8:45 p.m.
Tuesday 7/11.... 6:49 a.m.. .8:45 p.m.
Wednesj ~ y ; 12 ..6:49 a.m.. .8:44 p.m.

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Friday 7/7 ... .. 5:47 p.m...3:14 am.
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Monday 7/10. :..8:53 p m 555 a.m
Tuesday 7/11 .... 9:44 p.m.. .7:04 a.m.
Werdnesdlj, 7/12:.10:27 p.m. 8:16 a.m.


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By Despina Williams
Star Staff Writer
For Nathan Grimes and
Katie Hoffman, the artistic
impulse came early.
As a three-year-old,
Grimes created elaborate
sculptures out of toilet paper, ,
soap and vater that hardened
to the consistency of papier-
mache.
At four, he discovered
drawing, then quickly added
clay, watercolor and oil to his
repertoire.
Hoffman joined her ele-
mentary school's Odyssey of
the Mind team in fifth grade,
and crafted elaborate sets and
props.
In high school, she learned
pottery and sculpture and
painted her first mural a
toothy shark in profile on the
wall of her Port St. Joe High
School art room.
For both students, creat-
ing art was more than just a
childhood hobby, it was a life-
long pursuit.
As their friends researched
careers in teaching, medicine
and business, Grimes and
Hoffman set their sites on
careers that showcased their
unique talents.
To help them on their way,
the A Taste of the Coast schol-
arship committee awarded
Grimes and Hoffman $1,000
art scholarships at a ceremony
in the El Governor Motel last
Tuesday.
A chef sampler and fine
art auction held April 29 at the
Centennial Building, A Taste
of the Coast benefits annual
scholarships for Gulf County
graduates and an art endow-
ment fund, which .this year
netted $12,000.
To qualify for the scholar-




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* Thursday, July 6, 2006 SECTION B


Patron


Gulf to Bay Construction owner Patricia Hardman and El
Governor Motel manager Wiley Petty present A Taste of the Coast
$1,000 art scholarships to Katie Hoffman (left) and Nathan Grimes
(second from right).


Troika Tree, oil on canvas, by Nathan Grimes





Produce a


S' ;ships, the students submitted
a written statement outlining
their arts background and
career goals, a portfolio of
their work, letters of' recom-"
mendation and a copy of their
..... high school transcript.
"They said it was by :far
the most comprehensive appli-
cation they had to fill out when
applying for a scholarship,"
said Dana Boyer, A Taste of
",-. the Coast co-founder and
chairperson of the eventij's art
segment.
The students were chosen
by a committee comprised of.
local, teachers and business
people:
Grimes, a 2005
Wewahitchka High School
graduate and current Florida
State University sophomore,
received the award for the sec-
ond year in a row.
In his work, Grimes uses
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vivid colors to tackle weighty
themes. He strives for the
"elevation of mind above mate-
rial."
"I feel that some semblance.
of universal understanding
must be reached in order to.
keep humanity from destroy--
ing itself," wrote Grimes in his
application.
Grimes donated an origi-
nal painting to the A Taste of
the Coast auction this year.
Hoffman, a 2006 Port St:
Joe High School graduate,.
said she was surprised and
excited by her selection.
She plans to attend Gulf
Coast Community College
this fall, and later transfer to
Florida State University, where
she will pursue a degree if
Interior Design.
She chose her major after
completing an impressive bed-
room makeover two years


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By Marie Logan
Star Staff Writer
Overcoming her fear
of motorcycles is what led
Port St. Joe music teacher
Ann Comforter to become a
Chrome Diva.
It is also what turned her
into a motorcycle aficionado
and proponent of riding as a
family pastime..
It all began with a philoso-
phy that Comforter has used
in her professional life as well
as her personal one.
"My entire life I've believed
that fear is the only thing that
holds us back," said Comforter.
"It's how I've tried to teach and
to live my life."
-And teach she has, com-
ing to Port St Joe from a tiny
north Alabama town in 1972,
in the middle of the integra-
tion upheaval, to teach music
to.high school students. It has
been her one and only teach-
ing position, going on 35 years
now.
Her family husband
Rocky, son Nick and daughter
Julia has been riding motor-


cycles for a number of years,
and Comforter said every time
they took tp the roads she
S"would walk the floor in fear."
But since her philosophy1
is to face fear, she decided the,
only thing to do was to better
understand the draw of the
big bikes.
So she took a motorcycle
safety course in Quincy, the
same one each of her fam-
ily members took, and, to her
surprise, "found out how fun
and safe it really was, totally
eliminating my fear. 'This is
my success story."
Now Comforter has been
riding for three years with her
family, enjoying every min-
ute on the road astride her
Yamaha V Star 1100;
It is a big bike, red with
white flame outlines on the
tank, decked out with black
leather fringed saddle bags
and handlebar streamers.
For a rather small woman,
the bike is a handful, weighing
in at 540 pounds dry weight
(without gas).
She said the family rides
together every chance they get,


with Rocky on his Harley, Nick
on his sports bike, and Julia
on another V Star.
"It's like riding a bicycle,"
Comforter laughed, "you just
don't pedal this one.
"Everything about our.
trips revolves around food,'"
she smiled. "We always ask
each other 'where do you want
to eat lunch?' and that's where
we meet."
Their average trip is about
200 miles, and they all try
to attend the annual October
bike-fest in Daytona and the.
Thunder Beach celebrations
in Panama City Beach.
Comforter said she really
enjoys ridingin.winter, describ-
ing how-comfortable it is in
the wintertime in full leathers.
"It's fun to dress up in leathers
and stuff," she smiled. "It's so
different from what I do dur-
ing the school year."
Her kids at school, she
said, are very polite and "don't
make fun of me and my bike,"
even with a photograph of her
bike in her school office.
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Port St. Joe music teacher Ann Comforter and her Yamaha V Star 1100.

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A side view of Comforter's tricked out Yamaha.


But school kids and
motorcycles are not an unusu-
al combination, according to
Comforter, who said more girls
than boys ride motorcycles at
Port St. Joe High School.
Comforter is a very big
proponent of bike safety, ada-
mant about the importance of
wearing a helmet at all times.
She also said bikers must be
careful on the road with cars,
because "automobile drivers
do not see you and you must
be prepared to take defensive
action at any time."
For safety's sake,
Comforter and her family
always wear boots over the
ankles, gloves, and eye protec-
tion, in addition to helmets,
and always carry rainsuits.
Rocky and Nick, she said,
have a two-way communica-
tion device on their bikes, but
she really enjoys the peace and
quiet. "The smells are unbe-
lievable," said Comforter. "My
favorite ride is from Port St.
Joe to St. Marks, smelling the
water, the flowers, the fresh
sea breeze, especially when
the honeysuckle is in bloom
along the road."
Comforter' \windshield
sports a fe 'w decals on ie i low, :r
portion of the screen, the most
prominent one being a Florida


State University Seminole head
above the word "Mom."
Below it is her Chrome
Diva decal, which is also bold-
ly emblazoned across her rear
license plate.
Chrome Divas is a ladies-
only motorcycle group, con-
sisting of riders, passengers
and even non-riding women
who just love motorcycles.
The group originated in
Tallahassee in 2002 to pro-
vide a means of camaraderie,
community participation and
a national link to all women
who ride
Professional women are
the bulk of the membership,
and they support many chari-
ties, including breast cancer,
Children's Home Society, rape
crisis centers, Angel Flight,
and juvenile diabetes.
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completion of the ride, saying
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woman has done this,' when


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feet propped up on those high
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right there," she laughed.
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would say to ,women who
secretlywanttoride, Comforter
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learn the proper way to ride.
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lab beauties, Jeter, a grown black lab male, Betsy, a hound
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Brandon
James
Brogdon
i Brandon ames Brogdon,
:age .27, of Wewahitchka, Fl.,
Passed away Monday, June
S 27, 2006 in Chattanooga TN.
SHe was born in Wewahitchka
:on September 29, 1978 and
Swas a lifelong resident. He
Worked as an ironworker.
Brandon is survived by
' his father, Ellis Doyle Brogdon
Sr., of Wewahitchka; his moth-
:er, Dianne Brogdon of Port
. St.. Joe; three brothers, Ellis
::Doyle Brogdon Jr., of Vidor,
STexas, Ellis Bryan Brogdon and
Joe Russell of Wewahitchka;
Stwo sisters, his twin Brandi
Brogdon and Tammy Sasser
Both of Wewahitchka; grand-
:father, Jimmy James of Port
- St. Joe; two nieces, Nickie
'Lemieux and Haley Skiles of
SWewahitchka; two nephews,
Ellis Bryan (Bubba) Brogdon
Jr., and Ethan Baily Brogdon
of Wewahitchka.
Brandon was a gentle
.and kind person who loved
everyone and everyone loved
him. His love of life was his
friends, family, going diving
on the rivers and lakes that
She loved, and bottle collecting.
Brandon will always be alive
Sto those of us who loved him
Sand will'live in our hearts and
our memories forever.' He also
leaves behind to cherish those
memories, his childhood and
lifelong friends, Ed Sumner,
Billy (Gator) Parker, Wesley
Jones, Roy Stripling, Brent
Kilgro, Jeremy Helms, Gerrod
Pridgeon, Rusty McKnight,
Ben Russell, Ashley Lister
Forehand, Melissa Dickens and


his girlfriend Lacey wooa.
Brandon was an organ
donor. He wished to leave
behind something to help oth-
ers.
In accordance with
Brandon's wishes memorial-
ization will be by cremation.
A memorial service will be.
.held Friday, July 7, 2006 at
2 p.m. CDT at Glad Tiding
Assembly of God Church in
-Wewahitchka., FL.
All services are under the
direction of the Comforter
Funeral Home, Wewahitchka
Branch Chapel.

Ruby C. Tubb
Mrs.Ruby C. Tubb age 89
.of Wewahitchka, Florida died
Thursday afternoon, June
29, 2006 at the Blountstown
Health and Rehab Center in
Blountstown, Florida. Mrs.
Tubb was born on September
17, 1916 in Ariton, Alabama
and had lived in Wewahitchka,
Florida since 1966, coming
from Marianna, F. Ruby was
retired from the Gulf County
School Board where she
worked as a bookkeeper. She
was a member of the First
United Methodist Church in
Wewahitchka and was very
active in all church activities
including the UMW.
Survivors include:
Nephew-Allen Chapman
and his wife Bonita of
Tallahassee, Fl.
Grand Nieces-Carol
Bedingfield of Tallahassee, Fl
and Patricia King of Cataula,
Ga
Stepson-Benjamin Tubb
of Ft. Walton, Fl
5 Great Nieces and
Nephews
Funeral Services were


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Boy Scout Troop Completes 19



Day Trip to Canada


This scout trip the far north of Ontario, Williams, Adrian
included white water and visits to 3 military Hubbard, Chucky
rafting in the Carolina bases. Frazier, Alex Ramirez,
Wilderness, canoeing in From left to right: Megan Hubbard, Ben
Minnesota, camping in Todd Gould, Deanne Welch, Forest Halualani


held Saturday, July 1, 2006
at 2 pm (CDT) at the First
United .Methodist Church
in Wewahitchka, Fl, with
Reverend Richard Holmes
officiating. Interment, fol-
lowed in the Jehu Cemetery-in
Wewahitchka, Fl. The family
received friends Friday, June
30, 2006 from 6 pm ICDT)
until 8 pm (CDT) at the First
United Methodist Church in
Wewahitchka, Fl. All arrange-
ments are under the direc-
tion of Marlon Peavy at Peavy
Funeral Home in Blountstown,
Fl.
Carleton L.
Cleveland
Mr. Carleton L. Cleveland,
49, of Howard's Creek, Fla.
died on Friday, June 30,' 2006
in Panama City, Fla. He was
born in Panama City had lived
"his entire life in this area.
He was Protestant by faith
and worked as a carpenter.
He loved to fish and hunt.
Survivors include his wife:
Sherri Cleveland of Howard's
Creek, Fla.; two daughters:
Carla Cleveland of the U.S. Air
Force, Brandi Odom and hus-
band Tommy of Panama City;,
his mother: Opal Landrum
of Panama City; a brother:
James Cleveland and wife
Kathy of Pensacola, Fla.; two
stepsisters: Dawn Capps and
husband Dwayne, Ann Clark
and husband Bobby all of
Blountstown, Fla.; two step-
brothers: George Landrum and
wife April, Grant Landrum all
of Blountstown, Fla.; an uncle:
Buddy Clewis and wife Nan of
Panama City; an aunt: Shirley
Beaver and husband Murry of
Panama City;. a sister-in-law:
Vicki Ray and husband Scott
of Panama City; a brother-in-
law: Brad Grandahl and wife
Kathy of Denver, Colorado;


three grandchildren: Ashley,
Alyssa and Michelle Odom of
Panama City; his lifelong friend
and brother: Gene Baker of
Panama City; and numerous
nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was preceded in death by
Shis father: Allen Cleveland; a
brother: Darris Cleveland; and
his grandparents: Quiller and
SDarns C-le\is. and lis step-
father: George Landrumn. A
memorial service for Carleton
Cleveland will be held on Sat.,
July 8, 2006 at 1:00 PM. in the
Heritage Funeral Home Chapel
with Brandi Odom officiating.

Edna Merle

Parrish

Jordan
SEdna Merle Parrish
Jordan of Marianna passed
away Friday. June 30, 2006 in
Jackson Hospital.
She was born in Ashford,
Alabama on December 11,
1922 and had resided in
Jackson County since 1945.
She was a member of the
First United Methodist of,
Marianna for the past 56
years, a member of Friendly
Helpers Sunday School Class
and enjoyed participating in
the Jubilee Circle.
Mrs. Jordan was preced-
ed in death by her husband,
James Lester Jordan.
She is survived by a
daughter, Charlotte Willis and
husband Robert of Port St.
Joe; a Son, Joel Jordan of
Marianna; six grandchildren,
Elizabeth Moore and husband
Jeff, Julie Hodges and hus-
band Zach, Ashleigh Jordan
and Josh Jordan; three great-
grandchildren, Nathaniel
Jordan, Porter Hodges and
SWill Moore; a brother, Berrard
Parrish and his wife Juanita; a
special friend Della Bellamy.
Funeral services were held
at 10:00 a.m. Monday, July
3, 2006 in the First United
Methodist Church of Marianna


with Rev. Fred Ziegler and
Pastor La Von Pettis officiat-
ing. Internment \ill ollow in
Pinecrest- Memorial Gardens
with James & Sikes Funeral
Home. Maddox Chapel direct-
ing.
T'he family received friends
from 6-8 p.m. on Sunday. July
2, 2006 at Maddox Chapel.
If desired. in lieu of flow-
tr-, niiiorial1s nmal be made
to Jubdlee Circle of First United
Methodist Church. Evangel
Worship Center of Marianna.
or a favorite charity.
James & Sikes Funeral
Home Marianna, Florida

Justin Curcie
Justin Curcie passed away
at the age of 19 as a result of
a homicide..
He resided in Wewahitchka
with his father anid worked at
Taunton Truss Company. He
was loved by all who knew
him.
Survivors include- his
parents, James Curcie of
Wewahitchka and Peggy Carter
of Indianapolis, IN, his sister,
Amanda Curcie ofIndianapolis;
one niece, Cassidy Owens; one
aunt; and eight uncles.
A memorial service will
be held at 4:30 p.m. EDT
Wednesday, July 5, 2006, at
Beach Baptist Chapel, conduct-
ed by the Rev. David Nichols.
The family will receive friends
at the church for an hour prior
to the funeral. Those who wish
may make donations in his
memory to a favorite charity
All services are under the
direction of the Comforter
Funeral Home.

Robert C.

Bryant
The late Robert C. Bryant
was born on January 4, 1934 in
Greenwood, Florida to the late
Simpson and Velima Bryant.
Robert was the sixth child of
nine children, all of which pro-
ceeded him in death with the
exception of one sister. Robert
passed away in Tallahassee,
Florida on Saturday, July 1,
2006.
Robert was educated
in Jackson County Public
School and graduated from
Union Grove High School


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in Greenwood, Florida. He
was converted at an early age
and joined the New Hoskie
Missionary Baptist Church,
where he served faithfully until
he later relocated to the Port
St. Joe, Florida area. He was
employed and later retired
from the Port St. Joe Paper
Company after 44-years of ser-
vice.
Robert met and married
Mary Frances Davis and unto
this union they reared four
children. Robert also had
three other daughters. Robert
was very active'in .the church
and community. Upon relocat-
ing to Port St. Joe, he joined
the New Bethel A.M.E Church
where he served faithfully until
his demise on July 1, 2006. -
Robert's hobbies were
baseball/softball and collecting.
antiques. He played baseball
all over this region and also
coached a Women's Softball
League.
He leaves to cherish his
memory a devoted wife, Mary
Frances Bryant; one sister,
Wardean McGhee, of West
Palm Beach, Fl.; six sisters-
in-law: Merlene Bryant of Fort
Lauderdale, Fl., Zola Bryant
of Indianapolis, Indiana,
Maude Bryant of Port St.
Joe, Fl., Henrietta Ponder of
Jacksonville, Fl., Jeanette
Johnson of Clermont, Fl. and
Debra Davis (Clarence) of
Atlanta, Ga.; four brothers-
in-law: Henry, Harry, Rudolph
Davis all of Palatka, Fl.; four
daughters: Paulette Davis of
Orlando, Fl., Cheryl Rivers
(Derrick) of Killeen, Texas,
Barbara Walker of Port St.
Joe, hl. and Gwen Banks of
Apalachicola, Fl.; three sons
Derrick Bryant (Charlene) of
Lakeland, FL, Robert S. Bryant
of Port St. Joe, Fl. and Harold
Davis (Lisa) of Gainesville, Fl.
and a host of grandchildren,
great' grandchildren, nieces,
nephews, cousins and friends.
Funeral Services will
be held at 11 a.m. EDT on
Saturday, July 8, 2006 at The
New Bethel AME Church in
.Port St. Joe. Interment will
follow at Forest Hill Cemetery.
All services are under the
direction of the Comforter
Funeral Home.,


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7 am til 9 am Monday thu Friday

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Spaghetti

Dinners
After Bible Study on
Wednesday night, July 12,
2006, spaghetti dinners will be
available for a donation of $6.
Diners may be picked up at
New Bethel African Methodist
Episcopal Church on the cor-
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C in the Dining Hall from 6
-9 PM. Call-in orders may be
received at 229-6179. MARK
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Vacation

Bible School
The First Baptist Church
of Mexico Beach will be hold-
ing Vacation Bible School.
Date: July 24-28
Time: 5:30 p.m. to 8:00
p.m. Central Time
Location: 823 N. 15th
Street
Ages from: 3 to 12, Older
Youth Welcome to Help
Come enjoy a time of
learning, fun, and snacks.
For more information,
call: 648-5776


Panama City, FL Ahoy
Mates! Covenant Hospice is
sponsoring a half-day camp
.for bereaved children called
'Camp Monarch aboard a
pirate cruise ship. Children
ages 5 through 15 who have
recently experienced the death
of a loved one are limited to


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Je had no ome, not even a bed.
A e had no pillow, on which to lay hi head.
We gripe and complain and modt of ad ave plenty.
he things of the world, Je didn 't have any.
World things, we can 't tae when we leave.
lAhy do so many worry and reive?
Cristianis ahold never worry or fret.
Decade the bed for ,, han 't gotten here yet.
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Davida Byrd's Scholorship
Scholarship award 2nd Sunday, July 9 ath New Bethel
Baptist Church at 3:00 pm. Everyone please come 'out.


attend this fun filled day on
July 15 from 11 am 2:30
PM.
Registered campers
will meet at The Boatyard
Restaurant to enjoy a compli-
mentary lunch and then board
the pirate ship from the dock.


supervised pirate cruise com-
plete with games, crafts and a
real treasure hunt. There is no
charge to attend but registra-
tion is required. To register,
please call Sarah Jackson at
785-3040.


The ship will set sail on a


Six-week Grief Support

Group Offered
Panama' City, FL- Covenant Hospice
invites adults who are grieving the loss of a,
loved one to attend a six-week grief support
'group. The group will meet ever Tuesday, from
July 25th through August 29m from 5 p.m.
to 6:30 p.m. at Covenant Hospice's Education
Center, located at 107 W. 19 th St. Participants
.will learn about the grief process and have an
opportunity to explore their grief and to share
experiences in a safe and caring environment.
This is a free service with refreshments
provided. Registration is required. Membership
is closed to new members after the August 1st
meeting. To register, please call Christina
Coates at 785-3040.
CALENDAR LISTING
WHO: Covenant Hospice
WHAT: Six-Week Grief Support Group
WHEN: Each TUesdal July 25t11 August
1St, August 8th, August 15 August 22nd and
August 29th from 5 to 6:30 pm
WHERE: Covenant Hospice Education
Center at 107 W. 19th St. in Panama City
WHY: Provides a safe and caring place to
learn about the grief process, explore respons-
es to grief, focus on one's loss and remember
loved ones. Facilitated by a Covenant Hospice
bereavement specialist:
COST: Free and open to the public with
refreshments provided. Registration is required.
Membership is closed to new members after
the August 1st meeting.
CONTACT: To register, please call
Christina Coates at 785-3040


Sag You're-Among friends at
Oak Grove Assemblv oGfod
David A. fernandez Pastor
Office: 850-227-1837 Parsonage: 850-229-6271
613 jMadison Street Port St. Joe. f L
Schedule of Services
Sunday Wednesday
Sunday School 9:45am MidlWeekMeal 5:00pm
MorninglWorslhp 10:45am ", Mid'WeekBible Study 6:15pm
Xlds on the Move 10:45am Ministry In Action 6:15pm
Cross Training Youth 6:15pm
Men's Mnistry --Monday- 6:30pm
Ladies Ministry-Tuesday- 7:00pm
Dynamic Paise l Worship Preaching the Pure 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 anm.
Sunday School: 10:00 a.m.
a.,.. ,, .11 :00a.m.
Methodist Youth Fellowship: 600p.nm.
Evening Worship: 7:00 p.m.
K All Times are EST


Rev. Malcolm "Mac"Fulcher
PASTOR
JeWhitty
Minister of Miuic/Youth
Deborah Loyles
Director ofChildrenMinitries


Jesus is Lord and He is waiting
FOR YOU AT:
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S382 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


the Ceahofl Church Of G Counib

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)


"Our Church. can be your home"
first Church of t;he 'iarene
2420 Long Avenue Port St. J', -rindua 32456
(850) 229-9596


Sunday School ............. 10 a.m.
Sunday Morning Worship .......... 11 a.m.
Sunday Evening Worship ....... 6 p.m.



.$i( &United le ed i
W a Even evice 7pem. S
S111 North 22nd Street Mexico Beach, FL 32410
SidqWqrshipSernices:8:00 a.m. & 9:30 am. CST
SuldaySiool: 10:45 am. CST
Open Hearts. Open minds. Open doors.
The people of Mexico Beach United Melhodist Churh
NURSIRY PROVIDED
Rev. Ted Lovelace, Pastor Church/Office: 648-8820


family ife (huch
"Touching Lives with the Love of Jesus"
Join us in worship ... StJn
Apalachicola Panama City
.10:30 Sunday Morning Hwy. 98
7:00 Wednesday Evening .
Pastors Andrew .
&
Cathy Rutherford Reid Ave.
Rhema Bible Training Center graduates Family Lfe church
Visit bur website at:
familylifechurch.net y 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 10:00am EST
Sunday Worship 11:00am IST
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. 0. Box 758 Port St. Joe, FL 32457
K Corner of 20th Street & Marvin Avenue>



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


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*^ f--irst Baptist Church
102 THIRD STREET PORT ST. JOE

Brent Vickery, Pastor
Buddy Caswell, Minister of Music & Education
Michael Rogers, Minister to Students .
Sunday School .................... 9:45 am
Worship Service ............ 8:30 & 11 00 am
Disciple.Training ..... ......... ...6:00 pm,
Evening Worship ... .............. .. .7:00 pm
Wednesday Prayer Meeting ...... ..... 6:30 pm
Mon-Fri: Devotion on 105.5 FM. .. 7:49,am ET





First Baptist Church
MEXICO BEACH
Located at 823 N. 15th St., Mexico Beach .
Corner of 15th & California* 648-5776
SCHEDULE OF SERVICES
Worship Sundays at 10:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.
Bible Study Sundays at 9:00 a.m. (all ages)
Wednesday Prayer and Bible Study at 6:30 p.m.
Please note, all times central
Reverend Eddie LaFountain


M "A Reformed Voice
i i:1 in the Community"

'W i :C Ac.l 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 01VO CHRIS T .D TO MAKEHIMKNVOWN
ST. JAMES'
EPISCOPAL CHURCH
800 22nd STREET, PORT ST. JOE
The Rev. Joseph A. Hagberg, Rector
8:00 and 11:00 a.m. (EST) Sunday School 9:45 .
Holy Eucharist With Healing Tuesdays at 12 noon
Holy Eucharist Wednesdays at 5:30 p.m.
Child Care Provided for at 11:00
www.stiamesepiscopalchurch.org.* 850-227-1845


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Where Faith, Family d&

Friendship arefound :
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
1857


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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 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
lhe month at 6 p.m. ET in the Commission meeting room
on the second floor of City.Hall on Cecil G. Costin Blvd.
near Reid Avenue.
Postings of all City Commission regular and special
meetings and workshops can be found at City Hall.
City of Wewahitchka
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


Just another day in para-
dise! Well, at least it is each
Thursday afternoon for the
students of Malia's School
of Hula. Malia's students
aren't just learning to tell
stories with their hands; they
are learning other aspects of
Polynesian culture. "We like
to provide diversity in our les-
sons," according to Malia and
her mother, Lisa.
"Each week we do some-


thinfg--different with the stu-
dents,, it maintains interest
while teaching about the way
another culture lives."
The second week of class-
es, the students worked on
their hula dance and learned
about the dance from the
island of Tahiti. The girls love
to try this dance because it is
quite different from the hula.
At the end of practice, Malia
does her Tahitian dance for
them.
The next practice was
picture day. The students
selected one of three authen-
tic costumes of Malia's and
were photographed. The
next week we practiced and
watched a video on Hawaiian
kids practicing in Hawaii.
This past .week some of the
girls and their parents vis-
ited Malia and Lisa'a home


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 14t Street, or
the Civic Center.


and watched videos on people
from the Polynesian island
of America Samoa and were
served Hawaiian punch and
tropical fruit.
"We enjoy sharing our
knowledge of such a beautiful
people and their way of life."
The students are prepar-
ing to perform at the Scallop
Festival in September.
Although we are in our fifth
week of hula, we welcome
anyone else to join us. It
isn't that hard if you really
have a love for this type of
dance. Not only do the stu-
dents learn to dance but they
also develop friendships with
each other.
If you would like to get an
idea of what we do, you can
see us in an upcoming show
on "Let's Talk", on the local
public station.


Bow-hunting

Class Set For

Leon County


m (FkWC) is
sponsor-
ing a July 15 bow-hunting
class for serious archers.


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.



Send Your Community Events to:


Write To:
The Star/Community Events
RO. Box 308
Port St Joe, FL 32457
Fax To:
(850) 227-7212
Email To:
starnews@starfl.com


The class runs from 8 a.m.
to 6 p.m. at the Tallahassee
Bowhunters Club approxi-
mately one half-mile north of
Capitol Circle off Spring Hill
Road in Tallahassee.
"The. purpose of this
class is to provide advanced
instruction to the bow-hunter
on such topics as the funda-
mentals of bow-hunting, safe-
ty, hunting techniques, stalk-
ing, trailing and sportsman-
ship," said David Crosariol,
regional hunter safety officer.
"Also, even though it
is not required in Florida,
completion of a bow-hunt-
ing class is required in at


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Announcements are limited
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maximum of 4 weeks.


least 14 other states before a
hunter can purchase a bow- .
hunting license."
Participants should dress .
for hunting and bring their,
own archery equipment,.
including bows and arrows
(field points or target points),,
a lawn chair, pen or pencil
and a packed lunch.
Persons interested in-
attending this course can.,
register online and obtain
information about future.
bow-hunting classes at
MyFWC.com/huntered or by, .
calling FWC's regional office
in Panama City at (850) 265-,.
3676.








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Visit Dr. May in the morning, have
the "Mini-Implant System" placed in less
than two hours, then go out and enjoy
your favorite lunch.

This is a one-stage procedure that involves minimally
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Timber Island Yacht Club Youth Fishing Class
and Tournament, July 8, Timber Island Yacht Club,
Carrabelle
Fourth Annual Bayou Bash Fishing Tournament,
Port St. Joe, July 29


AUGUST SEPTEMBER
Third Annual Port St. Joe High School Athletic Music in the Park, Each Thursday night at 6 pm (CT)
Department Golf Tournament, St. Joseph Bay Golf and in Sunset Park, Mexico Beach
Country Club, Aug. 5 Annual Scallop Festival, Labor Day Weekend, Port
MBARA Annual Kingfish Tournament, August 25- St. Joe


26, Mexico Beach


Annual Kingfish Shootout, Sept. 25-26, C-Quarters
Marina, Carrabelle


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 some tips
from the American Medical
Association Handbook of
First Aid and Emergency
Care, revised edition 2000,
the South Walton Fire
Division website (www.swfd.
org), and the Florida Poison
Information Center, Tampa
(www.poisoicentertampa.org
for handling some of the situ-
ations you might encounter in
the Florida Panhandle.
First aid for scor-
pion stings: Yes, Virginia,
there really are scorpions in
Florida. Fortunately, unlike
the dangerous scorpions
native to the Southwestern
U.S. deserts and Mexico, the
little brown scorpions native
to Florida are not dangerous
under normal circumstances.
Florida scorpions are
about 1-1.5 inches long, with
a lobster-shaped brown or
black body and a stinger on
the tail. They are extremely
difficult to see, and live in
similar places to spiders, par-
ticularly under wood and in
crevices. Scorpions are most
active during hot weather and
at night. Their sting resem-
bles a bee sting.
Victin-t. may feel the
wound hurt or burn at first,
but. unless symptoms of an
allergic reaction appear, there
is little more to be concerned
about, according to informa-
tion from the South Walton
Fire District first aid website.
Cleanse the sting site with
soap and water, and apply ice
wrapped in cloth.
However, if the victim is


allergic or sensitive to bee
stings, monitor very closely. If
there is any sign of an adverse
or allergic reaction, dial 911
and get immediate medical
help.
First aid for spider
bites: North Florida is home
to brown recluse and black
widow spiders, among hun-
dreds of others.
Brown recluse: Also
called violin or fiddleback spi-
der because of a violin-shaped
mark on its head. Usually
about the size of a quarter, it
has no markings on the tail
end section, which is solid
light brown.
Symptoms: The bite
usually causes some pain or
burning in the fist 10 minutes,
accompanied by itching. The
wound takes on a bull's eye
appearance, with red rings
around a black blister that
appears infected. The bite
area becomes swollen and
painful and the blister breaks
open, leaving an open ulcer
that scabs over. The ulcer can
enlarge and involve sunderly-
ing skin and muscle tissue.
Pain may be severe. A gener-
alized red, itchy rash usually
appears in the first 24 hours.
Other symptoms may include
fever, chills, nausea, vomiting,
muscle aches, brown urine,
blood in urine, or hemolytic
anemia.
-Treatment: Wash the
wound with soap and water
and get medical help as soon
as possible.
Black widow: A shiny
black spider with a red to
orange hourglass shape on
the underside of the abdo-
men. There are also dull
brown and red widow spiders
with orange or red circles on
the abdomen.
Black widows general-
ly live in trash, wood piles,
garages and other dark plac-
es.
The bite feels like a nee-


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die stick, and generally looks
like a target, with a pale area
surrounded by a red ring.
Symptoms (any or all of
the following): Severe mus-
cle cramps and pain gener-
ally within the first two hours;
severe cramps in the trunk
of the body (back, shoulders,
abdomen, thighs); weakness,
sweating, headache, anxiety,
itching, nausea, vomiting, dif-
ficulty breathing, increased
blood pressure.
Treatment: Young chil-
dren, the elderly and people
with high blood pressure are
at greatest risk.
Wash the bite area with
soap and water. Keep the vic-
tim calm. Get immediate med-
ical help, especially if mus-
cle cramps develop. ,Various
medications are used to treat
muscle cramps, spasms, and
pain.
First aid for snake-
bites: Florida is also home
to all the poisonous snake
groups in the U.S. Under any
circumstances, get immediate
medical help if the snake is
suspected of being a poisonous
one. If possible, call ahead,
inform emergency crews of
the situation, and request
antivenom to be ready.
If a snake bite kit is avail-
able, follow instructions in the
kit. Place suction cups from
the kit on the wound and draw
out body fluids containing the
venom. This is most effective
when done within minutes of
a bite.
Treatment: In all cases.
keep the \n tml qtuet and calm


to help slow blood circula-
tion, which will help stop the
spread of venom. Remove all
jewelry and tight clothing from
the bite area. Wash the bite
area thoroughly with soap and
water. Cover the wound with
a sterile or clean bandage.
Immobilize a bitten arm or leg
with a splint or other suitable
device, and keep it just below
heart level. Give victim small
sips of water if he/she is not
nauseated, vomiting convuls-
ing or unconscious. Do not let
the victim walk unless abso-
lutely necessary, and then very
slowly.
Symptoms of Florida
pit vipers (rattlesnake-
Eastern diamondback, cane-
brake, timber, pygmy; cot-
tonmouth or water moccasin;
copperhead) -any or all of the
following: Severe pain; rapid
swelling; discoloration and
redness of skin around -the
bite area; weakness; nausea
and vomiting; convulsions;
numbness in arms or legs;
tremors; tingling; metallic
taste in the mouth.
Pit viper bites are punc-
ture wounds, and 25 percent
of the bites are dry bites. If
envenomated, there will be
pain, blisters, bruising, pro-
gressive swelling, and oozing
of blood.
Treatment: Get to a hos-
pital immediately.
Symptoms of coral
.snakes Coral snakes are
rather small, with a small
head and small teeth. They
are red. black and yellow
banded with a black nose.


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Next Movie Schedule July 20


REMEMBER: Red, touch;
yellow, kill a fellow. Red
touch black, venom lack.
(any or all of the following,
which may be delayed up to
12 hours): Slight pain and
little or no swelling at the bite
site; blurred vision; drooping
eyelids; difficulty speaking or
swallowing; heavy drooling;
drowsiness; heavy sweating;
nausea and vomiting; difficul-
ty breathing; weakness lead-
ing to paralysis; confusion;
dizziness; slurred speech.
Treatment: All coral
snake bite victims must go to
the hospital immediately for
evaluation and antivenom.


Several "Don'ts" are
very important to
remember in treating
snake bites:
1. Don't apply a tour-
niquet.
2. Don't pack the bite
i area in ice or ice
water.
3. Don't cut the
wound with a knife
or razor.
4. Don't suck out the
venom by mouth.
5. Don't let the victim
drink alcohol.


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June 2nd-First Fridays
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17th- George and Cleti



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Weekly Law Enforcement Field


Operations Report


NORTHWEST REGION
WALTON COUNTY
Officer Alan Kirchinger
observed a vehicle chase
involving the Walton County
Sheriff's Office and a fleeing
suspect. The suspect forced
the Walton County deputy's
car off the road and it crashed.
Officer Kirchinger and another
Walton County deputy pulled
the injured deputy from his
vehicle as it began to burn.
OKALOOSA COUNTY
The Air Force called for
our assistance in Gator Lake
on Hurlburt Field to help
recover an airman who had
fallen in the water while fish-
ing. We provided a vessel for
the Okaloosa County Sheriff's
Office who had procured
cadaver dogs to aid in the
search. The body was recov-
ered with the aid of the dogs.
BAY COUNTY
Officers Jim Moore and
Nick Price were summoned
to an altercation on Redfish
Point. Upon arrival, witness-
es advised two subjects were
fighting when the victim was
cut with a knife. The suspect
had left the scene and the vic-
tim was suffering from a lacer-
ation to his chin. The officers
were able to locate the suspect
on a vessel in Watson Bayou
and brought him back to the
scene. Upon arrival, Tyndall
Security Officers were fight-


ing with the victim who had
to be restrained with Officer
Moore's assistance. Both sub-
jects were arrested for various
charges including aggravated
battery, resisting with violence,
and disorderly intoxication.
Officers Iavid Brady and'
David Erdman were on water
patrol when a vessel they were
passing suddenly switched
operators. A safety exam was
conducted and the first opera-
tor exhibited signs of impair-
ment, which was later con-
firmed with a BAC of .221.
The operator was charged
with operating a vessel with
an unlawful BAC.
Officers Dennis Palmer
and Mike Nobles conducted
inspections of shrimp ves-
sels in Bay County. During
one inspection, two slipper
lobsters, with the tails partly
stripped of eggs, and several
undersized stone crab claws
were located in a cooler. A
citation was issued.
Officers Jeff Gager and
Nick Price were on water
patrol when Officer Gager got
out on the rocks of the jetties
to inspect a fisherman. Found
on the rocks with the fisher-
man were two gutted under-
sized grouper. A citation was
issued.
_Officers Nobles and Palmer
were on land patrol when they
noticed several bags of house-


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hold garbage that had been
dumped along the roadside.
Items in the debris led them
to a house and a confession of
the illegal disposal. A citation
was issued.
WASHINGTON COUNTY
Officers Lane Kinney,
Larry Morris, Kathy Jackson
and Warren Walsingham
worked a detail on Econfina
Wildlife Management Area and
Econfina Creek. The officers
utilized specialized equipment,
which yielded ten citations for
possession of alcohol in a pro-
hibited area, two citations for
possession of marijuana, three
citations for littering, and five
warnings for miscellaneous
boating safety infractions.
FRANKLIN COUNTY
On June 16 and 17,
officers in Franklin County
worked the Big Bend Salt
Water Classic concentrating
on boating safety issues and
resource checks. The officers
issued four citations and 23
written warnings during this
event.
From June 10 through
18, several injured and
storm*weathered pelicans
were rescued by officers in
Franklin County and trans-
ported to the Wildlife Mammal
Association in Crawfordville.
WAKULLA COUNTY
On Tuesday, June 20,
Lt. Harry Parker, Investigator
Charlie Chafin, and Officers
David Brandon and Gary
Herndon assisted the Wakulla
County Sheriff's Office with a
drowning on the Ochlocknee
River. 'The Wakulla County
Sheriff's Office dive team
found the body shortly after
the drowning was reported.


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Discourages

Signs on State

Right-of-Way

Chipley-The Florida
Department of Transportation
would like to remind candidates
for election to offices in the
State of Florida and campaign
volunteers, that political signs
may not be placed in the right
of way on any state or national
highway. (Chapter 479.11(8).
Florida. The right of way for a
road or other transportation
facility is the paved area of the
road, the road shoulders, side-
walks, swales, and all the'other
property adjustment to the road
owned by the government for
construction and operation of
the road or other facility. It may
extend far beyond the paved
road surface and may or may
not be mowed or fenced.
Signs placed on the States'
rights of way will be picked up
by Department staff and placed
in one of the Department's main-
tenance yards. The Department
will make every effort to place
a courtesy call to the cam-
paign office advising of the sign
removal and the location of the
maintenance where the signs
have been stored.
The Florida Highway
Patrol, the Florida Department
of Transportation, and local
law enforcement agencies mon-
itor use of the public rights
of way and may issue cita-
tions when unauthorized uses
are found. Each offense may
result in a fine of up to $500
or imprisonment of up to, 60
days or both. Local" ordinances
may also impose additional
fines. Each day an unauthor-
ized use continues is a separate
offense.
Please help us keep our
roadways safe and litter free.


HERIFFS REPORT

06/23/06
John Anderson Ballard, w/m, 39, Port St. Joe, DUI
Steven Edward Arthur, w/m, 35, Port St. Joe, DWLSR
Jacob Edward Lambert, w/m, 27, Panama City, Attempted
Purchase Controlled Substance

06/24/06
Random Matthew Jackson, W/m, 19, Wew-ahttchka. Violation
Pretrial Intcrvention
Raymond Matthew Parker, w.m, 45, Port St. Joe. Aggravated
Assault

06/25/2006
Timothy Judson Stewart, wim., 45. Port St Joe, Violation
Probation Bay County

06/26/2006
Abraham Bailey, b.im. 36. Port St. Joe. Child Support
Curtis Lavon Grey. b,'m, 4 1, Wcwahitchka, Retail Theft
Christopher Dude Johnson. w.mn. 18. Wewahitchka, DWLSR

06/27/2006
Joey Mark Gainotus. w/m, 46. Georgia, DWLSR
Louis Edu'ard Lindsey Jr.. w/m. 33. Port St. Joe. Attempted
Purchase Controlled Substance

06/28/2006
Michael Brian McDaniel. w.f, 25, Wewahitchka, DWLSR


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Booster Club

Meeting
The Wewahitchka Gator
Booster Club has begun their
membership drive for the
School Year 2006-2007. The
Gator Booster Club wishes to
extend to everyone a special
invitation to attend their next
meeting on Monday, July 10,
2006 at 7:00 at Wewahitchka
High School. The Gator
Booster Club is actively solic-
iting new members who are
interested in being a part of
this Booster Club. Any busi-
ness or individual who is
interested in being a part of
this club is urged to attend
this meeting.
The Booster Club will
also be beginning to make
plans for additional fundrais-
ing projects to assist our vari-
ous athletic programs and to
assist in funding additional
scholarships for our athletes
in the Class of 2007. The
Gator Booster Club would
* like to encourage anyone
wanting to become a member.
The Gator Booster Club was
organized to serve as a means
of local support for all of the
WHS athletic teams and ath-
Sletes, while also establishing
a formal scholarship program
Sfor our athletes.
Anyone needing more
Sifformation may call Dennis.
Peak at 227-6999 or Carolyn
Husband at 639-2222.

Correction
The Star would like to cor-
rect its inadvertent omission
Sof Reid Kennedy from the Faith
SChristian School Honor Roll.
Reid was an All-As student
-ii, the second grade for both
ithe fourth nine weeks and the
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Certified Board Distinction


Dr. Wayne Blanton, executive director of by the governor, has already earned 46 points
the Florida School Boards Association, recently in the program and is well on his way to attain-
honored the Gulf County School Board with its ing the distinction in the near future.
Certified Board Distinction. For each school board member, it was
The award is earned by a school board necessary to complete 96 hours of training
when the majority of the members have indi- in 11 curricular areas in addition to annually
vidually received the Certified Board Member completing 18 hours of training to maintain an
(CBM) Distinction. active status with the program. The Certified
Individuals on the Gulf County. School Board Member Program is a voluntary training
Board who are recipients of the CBM include: program for individual school board members
George Cox, who earned the distinction and it provides leadership training by focusing
in November 2005 and has completed a total on the .governance roles and responsibilities
of 143 points in the Program, of board members. Training topics required
Charlotte Pierce, who completed the CBM in the CBM program include: student learn-
program in June 1995 and has accumulated ing, boardsmanship, school finance, legislative
842 points while participating in the program, processes, policymaking, strategic planning,
Billy Quinn, who received the distinction school law, community involvement, advocating
in June 2003 and has now engaged in 190 for public education, multicultural diversity,
hours of programmatic training activities, employee relations and current trends and
Linda Wood, who earned the CBM dis- issues in education.
tinction .in December 2002 and has amassed The Certified'Board award signifies a com-
277 points in the CBM program. mitment by the school board to actively pursue
Danny Little, who was appointed a year ago formalized training for its members.
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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
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the 75-percent reimburse-
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The legislation benefits both.
current and new Medallion
scholars.
"Gulf Coast will be work-
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guidance counselors through-
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summer to get the word out,"
said Chris Westlake, Associate
Director of Financial Aid.
"This is a huge opportuni-
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take advantage of some real
cost benefits while enrolled,
in a top-ranked, academi-
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before transferring to a uni-
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effective July 1, will expand
opportunities for Florida's
Bright Futures Scholarship
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approved during the recent


2006 Florida Legislative
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Under previous legisla-
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to enroll at one of Florida's 28
community colleges. During
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Of that number, 575 attended
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The new legislation will
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post secondary education to
be fully underwritten. These
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Turtle Time


It's turtle time again in the
Panhandle! And, bless their
little hearts, they need human
help this year, as always.
We take our turtles very
seriously in the Panhandle, and
especially along the Forgotten
Coast, where so many sea tur-
ties come ashore to hatch their
eggs. Tourist season arrives in'
the middle of Panhandle turtle
nesting season (May 1 through
October 31), so everyone needs
to, know the
"Turtle Rules"
No. 1. Please do not touch
turtles or their nests.
; No. 2. Please do not take
flash photography of turtles of
their nests.
No. 3. If you see a turtle
"crawl" (turtle tracks) that is
not already staked and pro-
tected, please call:
Barbara Eells (the area's
legendary "Turtle Lady") at
850/647-8238, or Gulf County
Turtle Patrol at Cape San Blas
at 850/227-6363.


- The Rules for This Year's Turtle Season


Please do not disturb sea
turtle tracks, as they are used
for research.
No. 4. Please close all
window blinds and draper-
ies on the beach side of your
accommodations at night.
Momma turtles coming
ashore to lay their eggs also
become disoriented when lights
other than the moon are shin-
ing on the beach.
Newly hatched baby turtles
use the light of the moon and
the reflection of the water to
guide themselves to the ocean.
If they see any other. lights, or
cannot see the water's reflec-
tion because of other lights on
land, the baby turtles become
disoriented and never make it
to the water, and perish.. This
includes flashlights!
No. 5. Please do not use
lights of any kind on the beach
after sunset during turtle sea-
son, including flashlights.
Turtles are disoriented by
regular white light flashlights


and other hand-held lights. Any
light on the beach can disorient
turtles, and can cause them to
miss the water and die before
reaching safety.
No. 6. Please pick up your
lounge chairs, beach umbrel-
las, coolers and boats when
you leave the beach.
Please pick up all plastic
bags, styrofoam pieces, bal-
loons, and floatable debris and
carry it to the trash.
If eaten by sea turtles (or
any turtles) and yes, they
will take experimental bites -
these items will probably kill
the turtle.
No. 7. Please remain
quiet and slowly step away if
you encounter a sea turtle at
night coming out of or going
into the water, lumbering along
the sand, or digging her nest.
No. 8. If you find a tur-
tle that is off the beach, or
seems to be in any distress,
call Barbara Eells or the Gulf
County Turtle Patrol.
No. 9. Please do not
remove any pieces of screen
you might find at marked sites
along the beach.
Sea turtle nests are marked
with four stakes and yellow
crime scene tape, so they are
easy to spot. There is usually
a piece of wire screen fitted
across the nest. The screen
keeps predators from digging
up the eggs and eating them.
No. 10. Please stay at
least 50 feet away from all
turtles on the beach, especially
hatching babies. Do not touch
or in any way interfere with
newly hatched turtles strug-


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gling out of their shells, or
crawling through the sand
toward the water.
If you see a turtle nest
hatching, call 647-8238 imme-
diately and report the location.
No. 11.' Please keep all
children and all dogs away from
any turtle nests, and please do
not allow children or dogs to
dig at or around the nest.
If the eggs are disturbed,
especially if they are uncovered
and/or cracked, it will kill the
unhatched baby turtles.


King DDS


St. Vincent National Wildlife

Refuge Presents Payment to

Franklin County


U.S. Fish and Wildlife
Service Southeastern Regional
Director, Sam Hamilton,
announced that St. Vincent
National Wildlife Refuge (NWR)
will bring a larger revenue shar-
ing check to Franklin County
officials than ever before. This
year, Refuge Manager Monica
Harris presented to Franklin
County Commissioners a pay-
ment of $304,592, which is
an increase of 12.9% from
last year. The money may
be used for any governmental
purpose.
Under the Refuge Revenue
Sharing Act, counties receive
annual. Refuge Revenue
Sharing Payments as a result
of lands acquired in ,fee by
the Fish and Wildlife Service
which are removed from the
tax rolls. These payments are


based on the number of fee-.
owned acres, their value, and
the amount of funds available.
in. the refuge fund, plus any
congressional appropriations.
The 12,358-acre barrier island
located just offshore from the.
mouth of the Apalachicola
River was purchased by the
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
for $2.5 million in 1968.
Recent land appraisals now
put the island's value at over-
$87 million.
"Our mission is working
with others to conserve, pro-'
tect, and enhance fish, wild-.
life, and plants and their habi-"
tats for the continuing benefit-
of the America people."
For more information,
please contact the Refuge
Manager, Ms. Monica Harris at
850/653-8808.


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Sun & Hot Weather Safety

-Wear sunglasses at all times during the day,
especially on the beach.
-Always wear a hat in the sun.
-Stay out of the sun in the hottest part of
the day: 10:00 am 2:00 pm.
- Be careful of heat stroke and drink lots of
water (not alcohol)l
-Never leave a child or pet in an unattended
vehicle, especially with the windows partially
or fully closed.
-Do your most strenuous activities at a cooler
time of day, never in the middle of the day.
-bress in loose, lightweight, light-colored
clothing.
-Always use sunscreen to avoid a sunburn.
.Remember to re-apply sunscreen regularly.


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Residents of Gulf County,
Did you know for minor illness or injury...


You can see a doctor

without an appointment!

Walk-in patients
are welcome!

Evening and weekend hoursare now available at
St. Joseph Care of Florida located at the
Gulf County Health Department
2475 Garrison Avenue, Port St. Joe
New hours are:
Monday-Friday, 7:30 .am. 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Pediatrician also available for appointments.

Discount rates available based on income.
We look forward to serving you and your family.
For more information, call (850) 227-1276, ext. 100

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Artists


From Page 1B


Above: Self portrait in wire
(view from left side, view from
right side), aluminum and cop-
per wire, by Nathan Grimes
Left: Apotheosis, oil on can-
vas board, by Nathan Grimes
Below: Shark Attack, latex
paint mural by Katie Hoffman
and Ashton Larry


ago, and said she would con-
tinue to paint in her spare
time.
Boyer cited Hoffman's ver-
satility Hoffman also dabbles
in collage and purse construc-
tion as a major factor in her
selection.
In founding the A Taste of
the Coast festival three years
'ago, Boyer said she hoped to
promote "a cultural base in
Gulf County."
S She is pleased that the
festival's work will help fur-
ther the careers of the coun-
ty's young artists, and received
many words of thanks from
this year's recipients,
."They were very excited
and they assured us that
they'd make very good use of
the money," said Boyer.
Next year, the A Taste of
the Coast committee plans
to ,extend the scholarship's
boundaries to include Gulf
County graduates pursuing lit-
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rctnhlichpd 1937 Servina Gulf county and surrounding areas for 68 years


How

By Marie Logan
Star Staff Writer
If you are interested in
death by fudge, or authentic
Jelly Belly jellybeans, or
jawbreakers bigger than your
fist, or gourmet coffees, ice
cream treats, specialty baked
goods, sugar-free sweets,
custom gift baskets the list
goes on and on then LuLu's

Left: Louise "LuLu" Gainnie
stands beside the door of her
dream shop in Port City Shopping
Center.


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The Star, Port St. Joe, FL Thursday, July 6, 2006 SECTION C


Sweet It Is


Sweet Expectations is the
place to go.
With a phone number
that reads 2-2-SWEET, what
else would you expect?
Owner and baker Louise
Gainnie, a native of Port
St. Joe, opened her shop in
November, 2005, in the Port
City (Piggly Wiggly) Shopping
Center after taking a leap
of faith, fueled by a lifelong
desire and substantial
research.
Gainnie, known to
everyone as LuLu, worked for
18 years at Arizona Chemical
in the accounting department,
and always loved to cook, she
said, "giving love with food"
by her description.
About four years ago she
left Arizona Chemical, working
at the Health Department
and a local bank for a while.
"Ac counting is '.'-.hat i could
do, but not v.halt I wanted to
do," she said
She said people
repeatedly told her she
should open a shop. so she
started researching the idea


of working from home, -but
that was not an option. By
accident she discoveredI
Sweet Expectations, a sweets
shop in Panama City was
going out of business, anrid
"everything fell into place,'t
she recounted.
She was able to pick up
all her store fixtures from
another sweets shop th4<
used to be in the Palnama Cityl
Mall, adding a few new itefA
to complete the package.,
She tries to reach
customers with unusual
tastes, as well as the gener i
public, by carrying an
interesting and varied stock.!
On .the shelves are,
gourmet coffees in bulk, some
teas, assorted biscoti. plus
an entire wall of bin candies.
a dozen or so flavors of ic;
cream. and, of course, thlN
home-made iLdge
The home-baked specialt-
goods include lemon and'
stra\v berr, cheesecake bars'
handmade chocolates. double

(See SWEET on Page 12C)


Homemade fudge in about two dozen flavors is one of the
shop's best sellers.


From minis to megas, LuLu's carries the perennial favorite
"Jawbreakers" in several sizes. The giant 'breakers cost about 51 1
each.


An entire wall of bins of candy offers everything from sugar,
free Jelly Bellies to Gummie Bears to jawbreakers.


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Star Light, Star Bright


Local designer has gone global with her uniquely beautiful lantern
designs ... but can she crack the local market?


Angie Toole
angiet@nwfdailynews.com
One day, local design-
er Anne Caulfield had one
of those ideas many people
would have just forgotten
about.
She was sitting outside
in her back yard during the
Christmas season about
seven years ago, looking at
holiday lights, and thought,
"Wouldn't it be great if you
could have this beautiful
ambient light to enjoy outside
all the time?"
The more she thought
about it, the better the idea
seemed.
She went inside and drew
about 20 designs, beautiful
light fixtures that could be a
permanent part of the land-
scape by delivering a gentle
glow during outdoor enter-
taining.
The classic design, a
crackled texture globe on a
sturdy metal stand, plugs
in' to a standard electrical
outlet and is lit with mini-
lights, just like you use at
Christmastime.
"The lights are designed
to withstand extreme heat
and cold. We have customers
in Michigan and Wisconsin
who leave them out all winter,
and change out the lights for
different colors at Christmas,"
SCaulfield said.
Since then she's traveled
to New Orleans, Ponce de
Leon and Ocala to find a
durable plastic that would
give her the kind of globe she
wanted. She found a polycar-
bonate plastic that looks so
close to glass, many buyers
and customers were fooled at
first glance.
Then,; she traveled to a
Mississippi metalworker to
craft the stands.
She went through the
ordeal of securing United
Laboratories testing, rating
and approval. Caulfield also
had product boxes created,
and registered a bar code
with the federal government.
She went to trade shows
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In Loving Memory of our Son
Bobby Lewis Gay
11/14/74 6/23/04

Son, we remember you today... your big bhle eyes, your great big smile, your tight hugs, and .
hearing you sat love you".

I W little knew that morning that God was going to call your name,

In life -we loved you dearly,; in death we do the same,

It broke our hearts to lose you; you did not go alone,

Forpart ofus went with you, the day God called you home,

You left us many happy memories; your love is still our guide, .- 4

And though we cannot see you, you are always at our side,

Our family chain is broken, and nothing seems the same,

But as God calls us one by one, the Chain will link again,

IWe'llmeet you in Heaven in a little while,

We'll be looking for you and your great big smile,

Memories ofyour smile wipe our tears away.

As we remember that you are with the Savior all the long day,

Happy 2 Anniversary in Heaven Baby!

We'll always love you!

Dad, Mom, Christy, and the Family
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Anne Caulfield is the creator of Starlight Lanterns outdoor lighting fixtures.
demand was so great, her
Mississippi craftsman warned I
her he couldn't keep pace.
So, Caulfield traveled to
China to see if she could
scale up her mnanuit acttLring.
Now, the local interior
designer, who runs what
was once her mother's busi-
ness, Interiors by Thalia,
has a global business. She
*has a shipping warehouse
on Anchors Drive, a thriv-
ing Web site at www.star-
lightlanterns.com and a
dynamicmarketing campaign
that has provided product
to Solutions.com, ShopNBC,
Sears.com, Backyardcity.com .
and Outdora.com. She's on
(See STAR LIGHT on Page 3C)
Right: Ribbed plastic
spheres create a stunning glow
to any garden.


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Local Health Care Partnership


Brings Discount Prescription


Drug Program to Area Patients


Local Gulf
County resi-
dents will now
be able to take
advantage of a
little known fed-
eral statute that
allows them to
save money on
their prescription
drugsthroughtheir
local Community
Health Center, :, ;
Wewahitchka
Medical Center,
and its partner-
Sing pharmacy, Pitts
Pharmacy, Inc.
Together they are rating
advantage of this federal law\
by working with RxStrrategies.
Inc., a company that pro-
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uses the 340B Dr.i Pncing
Program of the Public HeatrT
Service Act.
North Florida Medical
Center, Inc. will begin the pro-
gram in Wewahitchka, July
S6th, 2006, the last of the seven
service sites in the Big Bend.
Wewahitchika Medical Center
began partnership with Pitts
Pharmacy, Inc. because they
know that the program; will
save their patients, without
insurance and/or Medicare,
up. to 50% on their brand
name drugs. Together with
their pharmacy partner, Pitts
Insurance, Inc., they look


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They can get
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a more affordable price, as
well as the personal attention
they deserve.
Wewahitchka Medical
Center, a service site of North
Florida Medical Centers, Inc.,
a member of the National
Association of Community
Health Centers (NACHC), is
a private, not-for-profit, con-
sumer-directed health care
corporation, which provides
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program on July 6,
2006 at 10:00 AM,
area re sidents 'that
ar a interested in
learning more
about the







j Center's
ser-rices and dis-
SouLint prescrip-
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Press Conference, please fcn-
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the cusp of agreements with
several major mass market-
ers to sell her lanterns.
"It's opened up a who
new world," Caulfield sa-.
"And, really, it's just eg-
mented my design t11-
ness. This has beer the
ultimate design expe1ence,
creating a product frm idea
through prototype t manu-
facturing, then deing with
marketing and diiribution.
I have a whole. ew appre-
ciation for products in my
design business, now!"
Her only problem so far
is in crackinghe local mar-
ket. She'd lore to get local
distributor .
Caulfid envisions the
lanterns lot only in homes,
but pooside at resort hotels
or on restaurants' outdoor
deck-ior al fresco dining in
the endingng.
i'e been surprised at
hcv popular they are in
tye North and Northeast,
because when I designed
;hem I thought they were
perfect for Florida and
outdoor living," she said.
"It's been exciting to get so
much exposure in the mar-
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Andersons Join Coastal Reaty

Broker, Preston Russ has announced that another op
real estate team has joined forces with his firm, Coasql
Realty Group. "We are extremely excited to get another to)
team like the Andersons." Said Russ. "They are proven
winners and when you combine their marketing and real
estate presence with that which we have established it
makes a much better team and one that will be hard for
our competition to match.
"Competition is tough in the real estate industry and
we have proven ourselves in a very short period of time
by grabbing significant market share. Marketing and the
internet will be keys for future growth in real estate and
the Andersons' effort added to what we are already doing
will put us near the top in real estate sales activity."
Rex and Anne Anderson are a husband and wife team,
providing real estate services on The Forgotten Coast.
They live on Cape San Bias and own two vacation rental
homes on The Cape, as well as several properties from
Cape San Bias to Carrabelle.
Rex and Anne visited this area in 1999 and fell in love
with its unique and un-crowded beauty. They purchased
a beach home and planned to make their move from
Atlanta to the area as soon as they could. That chance
came in early 2003, and they have been productive and
involved members of our community since.
Rex has served on the board of the Coastal Community
Association for several years and is a proud member of
the Port St. Joe Lion's Club. Anne is very active in the
Beach Restoration project.
Rex has been in real estate for over 5 years after leaving
a 30+ year career in marketing, sales, management and
consulting in the corporate world in Atlanta and, before
that, Toronto. He was awarded a platinum award from
The Realtors Association of Franklin and Southern Gulf
County for 2004 and 2005 signifying that the Realtor has
achieved sales volume of over $10 million that year.
Anne joined Rex in his real estate practice in early
2005 after leaving a successful career in financing/
mortgage lending on The Forgotten Coast. Prior to that,
Anne spent 25+ years in management and consulting
roles in Toronto and Atlanta.
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marketing, consulting, financial and information
technology backgrounds, they are 'an experienced real
estate team providing consultative real estate services to
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Governor Bush Signs Four Bills Affecting Health Care Professionals


Governor Jeb Bush recent-
ly signed four bills into law
that will affect some of Florida's
health care practitioners. House
Bill 587, House Bill 699, Senate
Bill 1408 and Senate Bill 1690
will become effective on July
1, 2006. These bills change the
continuing education require-
rLnts for licensure and renewal,
require practitioners to identify
the- credentials to consumers,
and mit the number of satellite
office a physician can super-
vise, among other alterations.
"Te signing of these
bills w. assist the Florida
Departmlt of Health in protect-
ing the hyIth care of consum-
ers and cctinuing to promote
quality heali care by effectively
regulating Firida's health care
professionals; said Secretary of
Health M. Ron Francois, M.D.,
M.S.PH., Ph.D."I strongly urge
health care professionals to read
these bills thorouily, especially
House Bill 699 sin\ immediate
action may be required to com-
ply with the June 30\eadline."
It is important fit practi-
tioners to review the ei\ e bills
to understand all of the ranges
that could affect their practices.
SHere are brief summarit of
each bill:
House Bill 587-Relat.ig
to Health Care Practitionei,/
Licensees:
All health care licensees,
must provide notice to patients
of what type of license the health
care provider has (e.g., Medical
Doctor, Dentist, ARNP Physician
Assistant, Dentist, etc):
A name tag meets the
requirement,
An oral notice to patient
meets the requirement, and
Advertisement must
include this notice as well.
House Bill 699-Relating to
Health Care Practitioners:
Continuing education (CE)
requirements for Board of
Medicine Licenses are changed


Notice Of A

Gulf County, and the City
of Port St. Joe, and the City
of Wewahitchka are all Fair
Housing Communities with
ordinances approved and
passed to demonstrate their
commitment to the principals
of Fair Housing opportunities
for all.,
From time to time, and
at least annually, these
communities :are committed
also to providing training
opportunities that will focus
on some aspect of fair housing


as follows:
HIV/AIDS and Domestic
Violence CE are no longer
required for initial licensure,
HIV/AIDS CE is now
a one-time, 1-hour CE require-
ment to be completed prior to
the first renewal (if you taken
a 1-hour course on HIV/AIDS,
you have completed the require-
ment), and
Domestic Violence CE
is now a 2-hour requirement
every third renewal.
Supervisory relationships
with Physician Assistants (PA)
and Advanced Registered Nurse
Practitioners (ARNP) in medical
office settings are now subject to
new requirements/limitations:
A physician may super-
vise PA and ARNP offering pri-
mary health care services at no
more than (4) satellite offices, in
addition to the primary place of
practice.
A physician may super-
vise PA and ARNP offering spe-
cialty health care services at
no more than two (2) satellite
offices, in addition to the pri-
mary place of practice.
A physician may super-
vise PA or ARNP offering primar-
ily dermatologic or skin care
services, which include, aesthet-
ic skin care services other than
plastic surgery, may only super-
vise PA and ARNPS at one (1)
satellite office, in addition to the
\primary place of practice. The
following apply only to satellite
officess offering primarily der-
i'tologic or skin care services,
Wvich include, aesthetic skin
ca- services other than plastic
sui'pry:
The supervising physi-
cian'uay supervise a second sat-
ellitebffice until July 1, 2011,
if he/ahe immediately notifies
the Bord of Medicine of the
address\ the two satellite offic-
es no late\than June 30, 2006,
T\e physician must be
board certied or board-eligible


in dermatology or plastic sur-
gery, and
A physician who super-
vises any satellite office must
post in each of the offices a
current schedule of the regular
hours that the physician is pres-
ent in that office, and the hours
that the office is open when the
physician is not present.
)upervising physicians
for physician assistants and
advanced registered nurse prac-
titioners, who deliver primarily
dermatologic care, at more than
one satellite office, which is not
under on-site supervision, must
notify the Board of Medicine or
Osteopathic Medicine by e-mail
at MQA Dermatology(5doh.
state.fl.us, by fax at (850)
412-1263 or by mail at 4052
Bald Cypress Way, Bin C03,
Tallahassee, Florida 32.399.
House Bill 699 does not:
Change current law
regarding what services an
ARNP or PA may provide, or
Change current law
regarding what services a phy-
sician may offer in his or her
primary place of practice.
House Bill 699 affects ARNP
protocols:
ARNP protocols will
be posted on the licensee's
Practitioner Profile, which is
accessible on-line,
The Board of Nursing
will review protocols for regula-
tory compliance, and
Protocols not in com-
pliance will be sent to DOH.
Senate Bill 1408
Relating to Medical Records:
Places confidentiality
and disclosure requirements on
employers of health care practi-
tioners and records custodians,
Provides what data is
required on electronic prescrip-
tions,
Prohibits software that
attempts to influence pharmacy
choice decisions in electronic
prescribing, and


Provides for practitio-
ners to identify medically neces-
sary brands in electronic pre-
scriptions.

Senate Bill 1690 Relating to
Physician Assistants (PA):
Probable cause panels
reviewing PA disciplinary cases
shall have a member appointed
by the PA Council and
The PA member hears
only PA cases.
Florida's health care profes-
sions can view these bills on line
at the following Web sites:
Florida Board of Mddicine:
http://ww.doh.state.fl.us/mqa/
medical/index.html
Florida Medical Association:
www.fmaonline.org
On Line Sunshine: www.leg.
state.fl.us
Florida Senate: www.
flsenate.gov
The Board of Medicine pro-
tects the health and safety of
Florida's residents and visitors
by establishing requirements for
licensure and through diligent
discipline of practitioners who
violate practice acts defined by
Chapters 120, 456 and 458,
Florida Statutes and Rule 64B-
8, Florida Administrative Code.
The legislative intent of the
practice act is to ensure that
every licensee practicing in the
state of Florida meets minimum
requirements for safe practice.
The Board's responsibility is to
ensure that licensees who -fall
below minimum competency or
who otherwise present a danger
to the public are disciplined
or prohibited from practicing
in the state. The Board also
establishes and monitors con-
tinuing education, of licensees
to ensure their knowledge and
skills remain current. For more
information visit the Board's
Web site at http://ww.doh.state.
fl.us/mqa/medical/index.html..


Fair Iousing Information Workshop


history, policies, practices,
etc. that may afct your job
responsibilities io realtors
and lenders.
This year's workshop is
sponsored by the Aalachee
Regional Planning Coincil on
behalf of the county an\these
municipalities in support
of their various community
development activities. The
Presentation will be madeto
local realtors and lender ty
Mr. Bruce Ballister of thx
Planning Council prior to a


PUBLIC NOTICE

THE GULF COUNTY.BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
WOULD LIKE TO PROVIDE THE CITIZENS OF GULF COUNTY
WITH CONTACT INFORMATION FOR OUR NEW ANIMAL CON-
TROL OFFICERS.


ROLAND JONES -
CHARLES HOLLEY


(850) 227-8421
- (850) 227-8420


YOU MAY ALSO CALL THE ANIMAL CONTROL OFFICE AT (850)
229-1766 TO LEAVE A MESSAGE FOR THE OFFICERS UNLESS
IT IS AN EMERGENCY SUCH AS A BITE OR ABUSE INCIDENT.
IN THE EVENT OF EMERGENCY, PLEASE CALL THE SHERIFF'S
OFFICE AT (850) 227-1115 AND-AN OFFICER WILL BEDIS-
PATCHED IMMEDIATELY, OTHERWISE, ONE OF THE OFFICERS
WILL RETURN YOUR CALL AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.


THANK YOU,
GULF COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS


AD #2006-028


Port St. Joe Commerce Park Off Highway 98
141 Commerce Dr., Port St Joe, FL 32345


SPUBLISH: March 16 & 23, April 6, May 4, June 1, July 6, 2006


PUBLIC NOTICE




COMMISSIONER BILL WILLIAMS

WILL HOLD A TOWN HALL MEET-

ING ON MONDAY, JULY 10, 2005

AT 6:00 RM., E.D.T., AT THE BEACH-

ES VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT

TO DISCUSS ITEMS OF INTEREST

TO YOUR AREA.


PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS MEETING

WILL TAKE PLACE ONCE EVERY

QUARTER.




Ad #2006-079 June 29th and July 6th, 2006
..._. -._~ V ..~


similar presentation to the
Port St. Joe City Commission
later in the afternoon.
WHERE: The Port St
Joe Fire station meeting room
(behind City Hall)
WHEN: July 6th at
4:00 PM EST and will not
take much more than an hour


of your busy time, depending
on the depth of Q & A and
discussion.
This presentation is open
to the public who are invited
to come.


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
'iap attached hereto. The land is located on the
*rorth boundary of the City limits bordering Ihdustri-
atRoad, Premier Drive and the Gulf County Canal.
An exact legal description of the property and
ordnance 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 Ordnance 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.


Publish June 29, & July 6, 2006

.sjcr


Established 1937 Serving Gulf county and surrounding areas for 68 years


4C The Star, Port St. Joe, FL Thursday, July 6, 2006',










atsE blished 7 937 Serving Gulf county and surrounding areas for 68 years


The Star, Port St. Joe, FL Thursday, July 6, 2006 5(


Public Notices


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
of demands against Decedent's
SEstate on whom a copy of this
Notice is served, within three
(3) months after the date of the
S-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
Sand persons having claims or
S-dmands against Decedent's
,Estate must file their claims
with this Court within three (3)
Snionths after the date of the first
publication of this Notice.
ALL CLAIMS, DEMANDS,
AND OBJECTIONS NOT SO
,FILED WILL BE FOREVER
,BARRED.
S 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
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
comer of Section 36, Township
8 South, Range 11 West, Gulf
County, Florida; thence along
the West line of said Section
36, S0005'52"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
S08"57'45"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

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 W7
Misc Furnishings/ Personal
Property

James Windham W20
Misc Furnishings/ Personal
Property


Keith Hodge
Misc Furnishings/
Property
Terrell Foreman
Misc Furnishings/
Property


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

BOARD OF COUNTY
COMMISSIONERS,
GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL
for
LOBBYING SERVICES
RFP NO: 0506-24
The Gulf County Board of
County Commissioners (the
"County") is requesting qualifi-
cations from
firms or individuals for the pro-
vision of professional Lobbying
Services.

RFP DEADLINE: July 21, 2006

RFP OPENING:
Late submittals received after
the fore mentioned deadline
date, either by Mail, or oth-
erwise, will not be considered
and returned unopened. The
time of Receipt will be deter-
mined by the time received in
the Clerk of Court's office. It
is the sole responsibility of the
firm for assuring that the RFP is


received in the clerk's office by
the designated date and time.
No faxed, Electronic or oral RFP
will be accepted.
To be considered, Firm/Team
must submit an original and
five (5) copies of RFP in a sealed
envelope or package, clearly
marked with the Firm/Team's
name and address, and the
words "Lobbying Services: RFP
NO: 0506-24" addressed to:
Gulf County Board of County
Commissioners, Gulf County
Clerk of Court, Room 148, 1000
Cecil G. Costin Sr., Blvd., Port
St. Joe, FL 32456. RFP's will be
received until 5:00 p.m., E.T.,
on Friday, July 21, 2006. RFP's
will be opened on Monday, July
24, 2006 at 10:00 a.m., E.T. in
the same office.

Publish July 6, 13, 2006
Ad #2006-081

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT,
FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT
OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA,
IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY.
IN RE: The Estate of

Case No.:

GARY EMERSON CARLSTEN,
SR., deceased.
IN PROBATE
/

NOTICE TO CREDITORS

TO ALL PERSONS HAVING
CLAIMS OR DEMANDS
AGAINST THE ABOVE
ESTATE: -
The administration of the
estate of GARY EMERSON
CARLSTEN, SR., deceased, File
Number 06-47 PR, is pend-
ing 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 per-
sonal representative and that
personal representative's attor-
ney are set forth below.
ALL INTERESTED
PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED
THAT:
All creditors of the decedent
and other persons having claims
or demands against decedent's
estate on whom a copy of this
notice is served within three
months after the date of the first
publication of this notice must
file their claims with this Court
WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF


THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY DAYS
AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE
OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE
ON THEM.
All other creditors of the
decedent and persons having
claims or demands against the
estate of the decedent must file
their claims with this Court
WITHIN THREE MONTHS
AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS AND
DEMANDS NOT SO FILED WILL
BE FOREVER BARRED.

The date of the first pub-
lication of this Notice is July
6, 2006.


WILLIAM J. RISH
RISH, GIBSON, SCHOLZ &
GROOM, P.A.
116 Sailors Cove Drive
P. O. Box 39
Port St. Joe, Florida 32457
(850) 229-8211
ATTORNEY FOR PERSONAL
REPRESENTATIVE
FL BAR NO. 0066806


HELEN RAMSEY CARLSTEN
101 Mimosa Avenue
Port St. Joe, FL 32456
PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE
Publish July 6, 13, 2006


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

IN RE: The Estate of
Case No.: 06-49 PR

DEOMES O. APLIN, deceased.
IN PROBATE
/

NOTICE TO CREDITORS

TO ALL PERSONS HAVING
CLAIMS OR DEMANDS
AGAINST THE ABOVE
ESTATE:
The administration of the
estate of DEOMES O. APLIN,
deceased, File Number 06-49
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 the personal


representative's attorney are set
forth below.
ALL INTERESTED
PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED
THAT:
All creditors of the decedent
and other persons having claims
or demands against decedent's
estate on whom a copy of this
notice is served' within three
months after the date of the first
publication of this notice must
file their claims with this Court
WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY DAYS
AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE
OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE
ON THEM.
All other creditors of the
decedent and persons having
claims or demands against the
estate of the decedent must file
their claims with this Court
WITHIN THREE MONTHS
AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE. -
ALL CLAIMS AND
DEMANDS NOT SO FILED WILL
BE FOREVER BARRED.
The date of the first pub-
lication of this Notice is July
6, 2006.


WILLIAM J. RISH
RISH, GIBSON, SCHOLZ &
GROOM, P.A.
116 Sailors Cove Drive
P. 0. Box 39
Port St. Joe, Florida 32457
(850) 229-8211
ATTORNEY FOR PERSONAL
REPRESENTATIVE
FL BAR NO. 0066806

RANDALL DEOMES APLIN'
160 Woods Rd.
Springboro, OH 45066
PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE
Publish July 6, 13, 2006

PUBLIC NOTICE

Regular meetings of the
Downtown Redevelopment
Agency (DRA) will be held on
the second Thursday of each
month, starting at 5 PM, at the
Fire Station.

July 13, 2006
August 10, 2006
September 14, 2006
October 12, 2006
November 9, 2006
December 14, 2006

All persons are invited to
attend and participate. ANYONE
WISHING TO APPEAL AN


OFFICIAL DECISION made on
any subject at a DRA board
meeting must have a verba-
tim record of the meeting that
includes the testimony and evi-
dence on which the appeal is
based. The DRA does not pro-
vide verbatim records of their
meetings.
IN ACCORDANCE WITH
THE AMERICANS WITH
DISABILITIES ACT, persons
needing special accommodation
to participate in any meeting
should make arrangements for
accommodation no less than
24 hours prior to the meeting
by contacting the DRA offices:
101 Reid Avenue, Suite 109 or
850-229-6899
Publish July 6, 2006

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

The City of Wewahitchka Board
of Commissioners will hold
a Public Hearing and Final
Reading of Ordinance No. 2006-
1023L on Monday, July 24,
2006 at 6:45 PM central time
to consider adoption of an ordi-
nance with the following title,
to wit:
AN ORDINANCE OFTHE BOARD
OF THE CITY COMMISSIONERS
OF WEWAHITCHKA, FLORIDA
AMENDING THE ADOPTED
COMPREHENSIVE PLAN OF
WEWAHITCHKA, FLORIDA,
DATED JUNE 12, 1990, AS
AMENDED, WHICH CONTROLS
FUTURE LAND USE, GUIDES
PUBLIC FACILITIES, AND
PROTECTS NATURAL
RESOURCES PURSUANT TO
THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT
COMPREHENSIVE PLANNING
AND LAND DEVELOPMENT
REGULATION ACT (CHAPTER
163, PART II, FLORIDA
STATUTES); PROVIDING FOR
REVISIONS TO THE FUTURE
LANDUSEMAP,PROVIDINGFOR
A COPY ON FILE, PROVIDING
FOR SEVERABILITY; AND
PROVIDING FORAN EFFECTIVE
DATE.
The Ordinance No. 2006-1023L
in its entirety may be inspect-
ed at the Office of the City
clerk during regular business
hours, 8 AM -4 PM central time
Monday-Friday. All interested
parties may appear at the meet-
ing to be heard with respect to
this proposed Ordinance.
Gwen Exley, City Clerk
Publish July 06 and 13, 2006


I


I


Gulf County Board of County Commission Meeting Minutes]


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

,ORDINANCE NO. 2006-04

AN ORDINANCE AMEND-
ING THE GULF COUNTY COM-
PREHENSIVE PLAN PER THE
EAR REQUIREMENTS OF
FLORIDA STATUTE 163.3191
BY AMENDING THE COMPRE-
HENSIVE PLAN ELEMENTS
THROUGH ADDITIONS, RE-
MOVALS AND REVISIONS TO
THE TEXT OF THE GOALS,
OBJECTIVES AND POLICIES
OF EACH RESPECTIVE ELE-
MENT; REVISING AND UP-
DATING THE MAP SERIES IN-\
CLUDING THE EXISTING AND
FUTURE LAND USE MAPS;
THE FIVE-YEAR CAPITAL IM-
'-POVEMENTS SCHEDULE;
AND THE SUPPORTING DATA
AND ANALYSIS; PROVIDING
FOR REPEAL OF ORDINANCE
IN CONFLICT THEREWITH;
PROVIDING FOR SEVERABIL-
ITY; AND PROVIDING FOR AN
EFFECTIVE DATE.

*Complete Ordinance on file
-with Clerk*

PUBLIC HEARING LAND USE
ORDINANCE CUMBIE
Pursuant to .advertisement
to hold a public hearing to con-
sider adoption of a proposed
ordinance governing land use in
SGulf County, County Attorney
' McFarland read the proposed
ordinance by title and called for
public comment. There being no-
-public comment, Commissioner
Traylor motioned to adopt the
fqllowing-titled ordinance. Com-
missioner Williams seconded
the motion, and it passed unan-
jmously (4-0).

ORDINANCE NO. 2006-05

AN ORDINANCE AMEND-
ING THE GULF COUNTY COM-
-PREHENSIVE PLANBYCHANG-
-ING PARCEL ID #02973-010R
EROM AGRICULTURAL TO
RESIDENTIAL LOW DENSITY
PER THE REQUIREMENTS OF
FLORIDA STATUTE 163.3184
BY ADOPTING MAP REVI-
SIONS TO THE EXISTING AND
FUTURE LAND USE MAPS;
THE SUPPORTING DATA AND
ANALYSIS; PROVIDING FOR
REPEAL OF ORDINANCE IN
CONFLICT THEREWITH; PRO-
VIDING FOR SEVERABILITY;
AND PROVIDING FOR AN EF-
FECTIVE DATE.

*Complete Ordinance on file
with Clerk*

PUBLIC HEARING LAND USE
ORDINANCE WETAPPO
Pursuant to advertisement
to hold a public hearing to con-
sider adoption of a proposed
ordinance governing land use in
Gulf County, County Attorney
McFarland read the proposed
ordinance by title and called for
public comment. There being no
public comment, Commissioner
Traylor motioned to adopt the
following-titled ordinance. Com-
missioner Williams seconded
the motion, and it passed unan-
imously (4-0).

ORDINANCE NO. 2006-06

AN ORDINANCE AMEND-
ING THE GULF COUNTY COM-
PREHENSIVEPLAN BYCHANG-
ING PARCEL ID #03358-000R
FROM AGRICULTURAL TO
RESIDENTIAL LOW DENSITY
PER THE REQUIREMENTS OF
FLORIDA STATUTE 163.3184
SBY ADOPTING MAP REVI-
SIONS TO THE EXISTING AND
FUTURE LAND USE MAPS;
THE SUPPORTING DATA AND
ANALYSIS; PROVIDING FOR
REPEAL OF ORDINANCE IN
CONFLICT THEREWITH; PRO-
VIDING FOR SEVERABILITY;
AND PROVIDING FOR AN EF-
.FECTIVE DATE.


tComplete Ordinance on file
with Clerk*

INVOICE A & R FENCE
COMPANY /HONEYVILLE
PARK

Administrator Staff Assis-
tant Stephens presented an in-
voice in the amount of $4,749,00
(labor), and $1,601.47 (material)
from A & R Fence Company on
-the Honeyville Park project to
be paid from grant funds. Com-
li :i :.r.-:, 7 .:r r ,i.:.. m" r: r,-, r:>
A'ppr.: ~p.,Th.r'.r .-1" L]-,,: uL-, ,:, :-
Commissioner Peters seconded
the motion, and it passed unan-
imously (4-0).
INVOICE FISHER
CONSTRUCTION / LIBRARY
ADDITION
Administrator Staff As-
sistant Stephens presented an
invoice from Fisher Construc-
tion for the Library addition
in the amount of $40,734, for
approval. Commissioner Pe-
ters discussed that the Library
Committee requested that the
Building Department perform
inspections before the approval
of payments. Administrator
Staff Assistant Stephens stated
,that she has the original invoice
with the Building Department's
signature. Interim Building Offi-
cial Collinsworth stated that he
has performed a walk through
inspection on the work. Admin-
istrator StaffAssistant Stephens
reported that the remainder of
the invoice will be $14,700.00.
Commissioner Peters motioned
to approve payment of this in-
voice. Commissioner Williams
seconded the motion, and it
'passed unanimously(4-0).
SENIOR MANAGEMENT
RETIREMENT /
ROAD DEPARTMENT
SUPERINTENDENT
On behalf of Chief Adminis-
trator Butler, Human Resources
Director Manuel recommended
that Road Department Superin-
tendent Bobby Knee be placed
on the Senior Management Re-
tirement (a Supervisor position)
is vacant). Commissioner Traylor
motioned to approve this recom-
mendation. Commissioner Wil-
liams seconded the motion, and
it passed unanimously (4-0).
HONEYVILLE PARK
Chamber of Commerce Di-;
rector Chafin thanked everyone
for attending the Grand Open-
ing of Honeyville Park.
WEWAIHTCHKA HEALTH
DEPARTMENT
Commissioner Traylor re-
quested that Health Department
Administrator Doug Kent appear
before the Board to-give an up-
date on the Health Department
in Wewahitchka. Casey Kelly,
Will Sumner and Ike Mincey
appeared before the Board,
and discussed that they are
employed by Peter Brown Con-
struction and will be working on
construction of the new Health
Department in Wewahitchka.
Will Sumner discussed that Pe-
ter Brown has been in business
since 1963, and that the Com-
pany has experience in educa-
tional facilities, jails, medical
facilities and churches. He also
stated that they would like to
work on the new Hospital facili-
ty for the County. Commissioner
Traylor inquired about the bond-
ing power for the Company, and
Will Sumner reported that it is
$200 million bonding compac-
ity. After further discussion,
Health Department Administra-
tor Kent discussed the progress
on the Wewahitchka Health De-
partment and that the square
footage had to be cut, but stated
that Peter Brown Construction
is handling this issue. He also
discussed the final drawings
on the new square footage have
been approved. Upon inquiry by
Chairman McLemore, Health
Department Administrator Kent
reported that 2,000 square feet
had to be deducted.
TOWN HALL MEETING -
OVERSTREET


Commissioner Traylor re-
ported that he held a town hall
meeting in Overstreet, and dis-
cussed all of the issues that per-
tained to that area.
AFFORDABLE HOUSING
Commissioner Traylor dis-
cussed a 592 unit housing proj-
ect approved in the Overstreet
area. He also discussed the need
for affordable housing in this
County, and recommended that
the County have a plan in place
by June. Commissioner Williams
discussed affordable housing,
and stated that he supports this
recommendation. Commission-
er Traylor discussed the off-set
of affordable housing, and land
from St. Joe Company.
GRANT D.E.P.
Commissioner Peters' dis-
cussed a letter in the Informina-
tion Packet on page 27 regard-
ing Gulf Beaches Sewer stating
that this is good news. Com-
missioner Williams discussed
the lobbying efforts put forth by
the Board has been beneficial.
Commissioner Peters thanked
the State. Representatives for
their assistance to Gulf Coun-
ty. Clerk Norris stated that the
$2,000,000.00 is upon request.
HONEYVILLE PARK
Chairman 'McLemore
'thanked Jerry Covington, De-
partment of Corrections, and
Ross Dykes for their assistance
on the Honeyville Park project.
He stated that the project was
completed in 90 days, and saved
$80,000.00 by using inmate la-
bor on this project.
WATER AND SEWER
PROJECTS
Commissioner Williams dis-
cussed the agreement with the
City of Port St. Joe on the water
and sewer issues with Highland
View and White City. He also
discussed that this be budgeted
in next year's budget.
F.E.M.A. MEETING
Commissioner Williams re-
ported that F.E.M.A. will be at
the White City Fire Department
on May 2nd to discuss the flood.
zone issues for the Highland
View and White City areas.
REGIONAL TRANSPORTATION
ORGANIZATION
Commissioner Williams
discussed that he attended the
Regional Transportation Organi-
zation meeting in Ebro, and they
discussed the multiple County
corridors and where we are go-
ing with State funding.
WINDMARK DEVELOPMENT
Commissioner Williams dis-
cussed that he and the Build-
ing Department spoke with the
Windmark development repre-
sentatives on the status of re-
alignment of U.S. Highway 98.
He also stated that the public
can make appointments and
view the development issues.
VETERANS' MEMORIAL WALL
,Commissioner Williams re-
ported that he has been contact-
ed by a Veterans' group on the
Veterans' Memorial Wall in Gulf
County. Commissioner Williams
motioned that the Board submit
a funding request to T.D.C. on
this issue. Commissioner Tray-
lor seconded the motion, and it
passed unanimously (4-0).
BUTLER'S RESTAURANT
Commissioner Williams dis-
cussed that the Sheriffs Depart-
ment will be using the Butler's
Restaurant building for train-
ing, and then the Fire Depart-
ments will be using the building
for a controlled burning exercise
(the building will be destroyed
during training). Commissioner
Williams motioned to waive the
tipping fee once the training is
complete and the cleanup be-
gins. Commissioner Traylor sec-
onded the motion, and it passed
unanimously (4-0).
ANIMAL CONTROL
Commissioner Williams dis-
cussed that there are still some
issues regarding animal control,
and both Animal Control Offi-
cers are gone this week for train-
ing. He stated that the Sheriffs
Department will cover calls
during their absence. Comris-


sioner Williams discussed that
there is a problem with space in
the shelter, and'requested that
the Chairman submit a letter
to the Humane Society regard-
ing their building project (when
it will be finished so they can
move to the new facility). Com-
missioner Traylor recommended
that the Humane Society give
the County a start date on the
project. Commissioner Williams
requested that there be ten
stalls reserved for the County.
After further discussion, County
Attorney. McFarland stated the
Board must have a motion to
adjust the policy. Commissioner
Williams motioned to reserve
eight stalls at the shelter for the
County. Commissioner Tray-
'lor seconded the motion, and
it passed unanimously (4-0).
The Board agreed for Chairman
McLemore to submit a letter to
the Humane Society regarding
the time frame.
PORT ST. JOE DOWNTOWN
REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY
Commissioner Peters
thanked Downtown Redevelop-
ment Agency Director Gail Also2
brook, stating that she has done
a great job. He also stated that
the Board has requested reports
from them, and that Ms. Also-
brook will be submitting these
reports to the Board.
ROAD ABANDONMENT /
CRAWFISH CABIN ROAD
Commissioner Traylor dis-
cussed starting the abandon-
ment process on Crawfish Cab-
in Road. Chairman McLemore
Discussed that he spoke with
Hammond regarding this issue,
and that he has a problem with
the abandonment of this road.
He then requested that this be
tabled at this time.
HONEYVILLE PARK
Commissioner Williams
thanked Chairman McLemore
for the great job he did in orga-
nizing the work on Honeyville
Park.
VARIANCE CAPE SAN BLAS
Tom Driggers appeared be-
fore the Board, and discussed
that he has consulted with Plan-
ner Richardson on a variance
that he has applied for on Se-
cluded Dunes Road. He stated
that he has finally received a
permit to move a condemned
house atthe Cape back 10 feet
from the water's edge. Planner
Richardson discussed that the
house is in a high erosion area,
and the County has a choice
of allowing them to move the
house or condemning the house.
Chairman McLemore discussed
allowing Mr. Driggers to move
the house, and Planner Richard-
ion stated it could be done as
long as the side impacts are not
effected. County Attorney Mc-
Farland stated that this issue'
has not been advertised or gone
before the P.D.R.B., therefore it
cannot be handled at this time.
IMPACT FEE WORKSHOP
Planner Richardson recom-
mended that the Board schedule
a workshop on the Impact Fee
Study on May 9th. Commission-
er Williams recommended that
the S.B. 360 be added to this
workshop. Commissioner 'Wil-
liams motioned to schedule this
workshop on May 9th at 5:00
p.m. E.T. Commissioner Tray-
lor seconded the motion, and it
Passed unanimously (4-0).
EXECUTIVE TRUST
COMMITTEE APPOINTMENT
Health Department Admin-
istrator Doug Kent appeared
before the Board and discussed
the first meeting of the Execu-
tive Trust Committee for the
Half Cent Sales Tax. He recom-
mended that the Board have a
representative from the Board
on this committee. Mr. Kent rec-
ommended that Commissioner
Williams be appointed to this
committee. Commissioner Tray-
lor motioned toapprove this rec-
ommendation. Commissioner
Peters seconded the motion, and
it passed unanimously (4-0).
AFFORDABLE HOUSING
Danny Bolden, of Gulf


County C.D.C. appeared be-
fore the Board and discussed
affordable housing within the
County. Commissioner Traylor
discussed a private enterprise,
and stated that-if you build af-
fordable houses people will buy
them. Mr. Bolden stated that the
County needs at least'200 units
within the County. After further
discussion, Mr. Bolden dis-
cussed that he will provide the
Board with additional.informa-
tion to help implement a policy.
BUDGET REQUEST
SClerk Norris reported, tlat it
is time for the Clerk's Office to
send out the Budget requests for
the upcoming year, and inquired
if there are any special instruc-
tions or recommendations that
need to be included. Chairman
McLemore requested that every-
one including the Constitutional
Officers hold their budget to no
more than a 3% increase. Com-
missioner Williams stated that
if the Board is going to a zero-
based budget, each department
should be instructed to have a
line item breakdown'by F.T.E.
After further discussion, Com-
missioner Williams motioned to
start at a zero-base budget and
line item oversight of your bud-
get. Commissioner Peters sec-
onded the motion, and it passed
unanimously (4-0).
BUILDING PERMITS
Interim Building Official
Collinsworth appeared and re-
ported that in 2005 total per-
mits sold were compared to what
have been sold as of this year.
He recommended the Board hire
additional staff. Commissioner
Williams motioned to approve
this recommendation. Commis,
sioner Peters seconded the mo-
tion, and it passed unanimously
(4-0). County Attorney McFar-
land stated that there needs
to be a budget amendment on
this issue. Commissioner Peters
motioned to amend the Gen-
eral Fund budget by a budget
amendment. Commissioner Wil-
liams seconded.the motion, and
it passed unanimously (4-0).
There being no further busi-
ness and upon motion by Com-
missioner Traylor, the meeting
did then adjourn at 7:34 p.m.,
E.T.
CARMEN L. MCLEMORE
CHAIRMAN
ATTEST:
REBECCA L. NORRIS
CLERK

PORT ST. JOE, ?LORIDA
APRIL 25, 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, and Commissioners
Billy E. Traylor, Nathan Peters,
Jr., and Jerry W. Barnes, Chairman Bill Williams was ab-
sent>.
Others present were: Coun-
ty Attorney Timothy McFarland,
Deputy Clerk Kari Summers,
Clerk Finance Officer Carla
Hand, Chief Administrator Don
Butler, Administrator Staff As-
sistant Lynn Stephens, Planner
David Richardson, Assistant
Planner Jayce Sellers, Public
Works Director Gerald Shedrer,
Sheriff's Office Deputy James
Newsome, and' T.D.C. Director
Paula Pickett.
Chairman McLemore called
the meeting to order at 6:02
p.m., E.T.
Commissioner Barnes
opened the meeting with prayer,
and Chairman McLemore led
the Pledge of Allegiance to the
Flag.
CONSENT AGENDA
Commissioner Peters mo-
tioned to approve the following
Consent Agenda items, after re-
moval of Page 18 (Item #4), Pag-
es 20-27 (Item #6), and correc-
tion to Page 8 (Cape Lighthouse
Project to be included in the
Five Year Capital Improvements
I


Projects Plan). Commissioner
Traylor seconded the motion,
and it passed 3-0, with Chair-
man McLemore abstaining, due
to family involvement regarding
Item #6.
1. Minutes April 11,
2006 Regular Meeting

2. Budget Amendment
#8 Building Dept. (General
Fund $25,000.00)

3. Inventory Clerk's
Office (Junk Item #10-322, #10-
336, #10-337, #10-338, #10-
356, #10-358)

4. "*DELETE** Land-
fill Fine for Unacceptable Debris
($100.00 per Incident)

5. Pay Rate E.M.S.
Director (Paramedic Rate Com-
pensation)

6. **DELETE**
S.H.I.P. Land Acquisition
($15,000.00 Habitat for Hu-
manity)
"*DELETE" S.H.I.P. Land
Acquisition ($25,000.00 Habi-
tat for Humanity)
S.H.I.P. Purchase Assistance
($11,615.00 Calvarese, Mc-
Cloud) S.H.I.P. Satisfaction of
Mortgage ($500.00 McLemore)

(End).

PUBLIC HEARING ROADWAY
ABANDONMENT ANGELFISH
STREET
Pursuant to advertisement
to hold a public hearing to con-
sider abandonment of a portion
of the County road lying East
of 1st Street (Angelfish Street),
County Attorney McFarland read
the public hearing notice, and
called for public comment. Upon
inquiry by Chairman McLemore,
County Attorney McFarland rec-
ommended that the Board re;
serve a utility easement on this
property. Commissioner Traylor
motioned to adopt the following
resolution of abandonment, and
to retain a utility easement on
the property. Commissioner Pe-
ters seconded the motion, and it
passed 3-0, with Commissioner
Barnes abstaining due to family
involvement.
RESOLUTION NO. 2006-09
WHEREAS, the Board of
County Commissioners of Gulf
.County, Florida has heretofore
acquired the below-described
alley/roadway for use and im-
provements as public roads;
and
WHEREAS, the Board of
County Commissioners of Gulf
County, Florida has determined
that the interest of the County
and the public in said alleyway/
roadway should be abandoned
and closed;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT
RESOLVED that the alleyway/
roadway of the below described
property is closed and the inter-
est of the public therein aban-
doned:
A portion of the County road
lying East of 1st Street (An-
gelfish Street) which dissects
parcel #04281-005R owned by
Raffield's Fisheries, Inc.
The County Property Ap-
praiser is hereby directed to
place upon the tax rolls in Gulf
County, Florida, the alleyway/
roadway as described above,
with the owners as resulting by
operation of law following this
abandonment.
Notice of adoption of this
Resolution shall be published
once in the newspaper for circu-
lation in Gulf County, Florida,
and the proof of publication of
the notice of public hearing, this
resolution as adopted, and the
proof of publication of the notice
of adoption of such resolution
shall be recorded in the Office
of the Clerk of the Circuit Court
of this County in the Official Re-
cords in this County.
ADOPTED in op3en session
the 25th day of April, 2006.


(End)

PUBLIC HEARING LAND
USE ORDINANCE COASTAL
PINES
Pursuant to advertisement
to hold a public hearing to con-
sider adoption of a proposed
ordinance governing land use in
Gulf County, County Attorney
McFarland read the proposed
ordinance by title and called for
public comment. There being no
public comment, Commissioner
Peters motioned to adopt the
following-titled ordinance. Com-
missioner Traylor seconded the
motion, and it passed unani-.
mously (4-0).

ORDINANCE NO. 2006-12
AN ORDINANCE AMEND-
ING THE COMPREHENSIVE
PLAN OF GULF COUNTY,
FLORIDA BY AND THROUGH
PROCEDURES REQUIRED
FOR SMALL-SCALE MAP
AMENDMENTS PURSUANT
TO AUTHORITY UNDER
STATE STATUTES SECTION
163.3187, SPECIFICALLY
CHANGING A PORTION OF
PARCEL ID #03323-170R,
10.0 ACRES OF A TRACT OR
PARCEL OF LAND LYING AND
BEING PART OF SECTION 8,
TOWNSHIP 5 SOUTH, RANGE
10 WEST, GULF COUNTY,
FLORIDA FROM AGRICUL-
TURAL TO RESIDENTIAL LOW
DENSITY: AND PROVIDING AN
EFFECTIVE DATE.

*Complete Ordinance on file
with Clerk*

PUBLIC HEARING LAND USE.
ORDINANCE GULF PINES,
L.L.C.
Pursuant to advertisement
to hold a public hearing to con-
sider adoption of a proposed
ordinance governing land use in
Gulf County, County Attorney
McFarland read the proposed
ordinance by title and called for
public comment. There being no
public comment, Commissioner
Traylor motioned to adopt the
following-titled ordinance. Com-
missioner Barnes seconded the
motion, and it passed .unani-
mously (4-0).

ORDINANCE NO. 2006-11
AN ORDINANCE AMEND-
ING THE COMPREHENSIVE
PLAN OF GULF COUNTY,
FLORIDA BY AND THROUGH
PROCEDURES. REQUIRED
FOR SMALL-SCALE MAP
AMENDMENTS PURSUANT
* TO AUTHORITY UNDER-
STATE STATUTES SECTION
163.3187, SPECIFICALLY
CHANGING A PORTION OF
PARCEL ID #03323-165R,
10.0 ACRES OF A TRACT OR
PARCEL OF LAND LYING AND
BEING PART OF SECTION 8,
TOWNSHIP 5 SOUTH, RANGE
10 WEST, GULF COUNTY,
FLORIDA FROM AGRICUL-
TURAL TO RESIDENTIAL LOW
DENSITY: AND PROVIDING AN
EFFECTIVE DATE.

*Complete Ordinance on file
with Clerk*
PUBLIC HEARING LAND USE
ORDINANCE SMILEY
Pursuant to advertisement
to hold a public hearing to con-
sider adoption of a proposed
ordinance governing land use in
Gulf County, County Attorney
McFarland read the proposed
ordinance by title and called for
public comment. There being no
public comment, Commissioner
Traylor motioned to adopt the
following-titled ordinance. Com-
missioner Barnes seconded the
motion, and it passed unani-
mously (4-0).

ORDINANCE NO. 2006-10
AN ORDINANCE AMEND-
ING THE COMPREHENSIVE
PLAN OF GULF COUNTY,
FLORIDA BY AND THROUGH'
PROCEDURES REQUIRED
FOR SMALL-SCALE MAP
AMENDMENTS PURSUANT
TO AUTHORITY UNDER


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STATE STATUTES SECTION
163.3187, SPECIFICALLY
CHANGING A PORTION OF
PARCEL ID #01186-000R,
10.0 ACRES OF A TRACT OR
PARCEL OF LAND LYING AND
BEING PART OF SECTION 25,
TOWNSHIP 3 SOUTH, RANGE
10 WEST, GULF COUNTY,
FLORIDA FROM AGRICUL-
TURAL TO RESIDENTIAL LOW
DENSITY; AND PROVIDING AN
EFFECTIVE DATE.

*Complete Ordinance on file
with Clerk*

PUBLIC HEARING LAND USE
ORDINANCE SMILEY
Pursuant to advertisement
to hold a public hearing to cop-
sider adoption of a proposed
ordinance governing land use in
Gulf County, County Attorney
McFarland read the proposed
ordinance by title and called for
public comment. There being ro
public comment, Planner Rich-
ardson reported that this falls
within the area of Economic
Critical Concern for affordable
housing, and must be certified
to O.T.T.E.D. prior to approval
by the Board. Commissioner
Traylor motioned to adopt the
following-titled ordinance, con-
tingent upon submission to and
approval by O.T.T.E.D. (County
Attorney McFarland to prepare
the certification and the Chair-
man to sign it). Commissioner
Peters seconded the motion, and .
it passed unanimously (4-0).

ORDINANCE NO. 2006-09
AN ORDINANCE AMEND-'
ING THE COMPREHENSIVE
PLAN OF GULF COUNTY,
FLORIDA BY AND THROUGH-
PROCEDURES REQUIRED
FOR SMALL-SCALE MAP
AMENDMENTS PURSUANT
TO AUTHORITY UNDER
STATE STATUTES SECTION
163.3187, SPECIFICALLY
CHANGING A PORTION OF
PARCEL ID #01186-000R,
20.0 ACRES OF A TRACT OR
PARCEL OF LAND LYING AND
BEING PART OF SECTION 25,
TOWNSHIP 3 SOUTH, RANGE
10 WEST, GULF COUNTY,
FLORIDA FROM AGRICUL-
TURAL TO RESIDENTIAL LOW
DENSITY; AND PROVIDING AN
EFFECTIVE DATE.

*Complete Ordinance on file
with Clerk*

PUBLIC HEARING LAND
USE ORDINANCE ST. JOE
TIMBERLAND CO.
Pursuant to advertisement
to hold a public hearing to con-
sider adoption of a proposed
ordinance governing land use in
Gulf County, County Attorney
McFarland read the proposed
ordinance by title and called for
public comment. There being rio
public comment, Commissioner
Barnes motioned to adopt the
following-titled ordinance. Com-
missioner Traylor seconded the
motion, and it passed unani-
mously (4-0).

ORDINANCE NO. 2006-08
AN ORDINANCE AMEND-
ING THE COMPREHENSIVE
PLAN OF GULF COUNTY,
FLORIDA BY AND THROUGH
PROCEDURES REQUIRED
FOR SMALL-SCALE MAP
AMENDMENTS PURSUANT
TO AUTHORITY UNDER
STATE STATUTES SECTION
163.3187, SPECIFICALLY
CHANGING A PORTION OF
PARCEL ID #03469-OOOR,
10.0 ACRES OF A TRACT OR
PARCEL OF LAND LYING AND
BEING PART OF SECTION 3,
TOWNSHIP 6 SOUTH, RANGE
11 WEST, GULF COUNTY,
FLORIDA FROM AGRICUL-
TURAL TO RESIDENTIAL LOW
DENSITY; AND PROVIDING AN
EFFECTIVE DATE.

*Complete Ordinance on file
with Clerk*
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2100

German Shepherd pup-
pies for sale, $145 4 fe-
male black and tan pups.
Shots & wormed.
850-227-9595 leave msg.


I MERCHANDISE
3100.- Antiques
3110:- Appliances
3120 -Arts & Crafts
3130- Aarlions
3140 -Baby Items
3150 Building Supplies
3160- Business
-Equipment
3170- Collectibles
3180 Computers
3190 Electronics
3200 Firewood
3210 Free Pass it On
3220,- Furniture
3230 Garage/Yard Sales
3240 Guns
3250 Good Things to Eat
3260 Health & Fitness
3270 Jewelry/Clothing
3280 Machinery/
SEquipment
3290 Medical Equipment
3300 Miscellaneous
3310 Musical Instruments
3320 Plants & Shrubs/
Supplies
3330 Restaurant/Hotel
3340 Sporting Goods
3350- Tickets (Buy & Sell)


Deep Clean Auto Detail.
SPick up and Drop off for an
't, urrpa'' se. clean. Call
'5.-22 -,4 76 or .827-4295








Domestic

Wanted! I.have room for 1
more child to care for.
2.5-3yrs, female Call Nan-
ny at 850-229-6432








OLD MAIDS BY THE BAY
INC cleaning service. Resi-
dential, vacation rental.
Pressure washing.' Call
229-1654. Leave message.


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Big Plant Salel Hundreds
of plants Sat. from 8am til
? Large variety. 480 Pon-
derosa Pines Drive in
PSJ-Joan's Homestead.

Garage Sale! SAT. July
8th 8-1'2N. 1705 Garrison
Ave. Barbie dolls & Barbie
clothes, books, games,
etc. Misc household items.

WEWA:
Estate Sale
Sat July 8th 7am-3pm Cst.
125 Maddox Dr. Off Jeahu
Rd. 30+ year collections,
vintage & antique items,
furn, depression era glass.
McDona!ds.. step stool
Claw foot tub, .mary uru-
sual items. Rain or Shine .

Yard Sale Sat July 8th at
8am 255 Columbus 'St. St.
Joe Beach. Clothes, 'and
some furniture.



3300



Curio Cabinet, irrigation
pump, and play station 2
+ games, small A/C unit, &
prom dress. Call 647-3119
leave message.





Handyman
Port St. Joe Area
*Plumbing
*Electrical
-Painting
*Light Framing
*Yard Work

JOEYBARBEE
850-229-6147
Leave Message







Responsible Teenager
will provide Lawn service &
odd jobs at Reasonable
rates, Mexico beach & St.
Joe beach area. 647-5998




Coast to Coast for all your
painting needs. Dependa-
ble quality. For free est.
Call 906-748-2968 Lic.
255802465787


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Administrative


ADMINISTRATIVE,
ASSISTANT
Get a head-start on your
career today! The St'Joe
cCo. is seeking an adminris-
trative assistant to provide
admin support in Port St
Joe. Qualified candidate
must have ht least 3. years
admin experience and pro-
ficiency in MS Excel, MS
Word' and MS Outlook.
Must be a team-player, or-
ganized and very de-
ai.lIorer.lei .. We offer
great pay and an excellent
benefits package!

Please fax ydur 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


Administrative


Sales Associate
St. Joe Towns & Resorts is
currently recruiting for
Sales Associates for their
Windmark Beach, devel-
opment in Port St. Joe, FL.
This position requires a FL
real estate license, proven
history in selling and or
marketing coastal/resort
properties and computer
literacy in data base con-
tact management soft-
ware. This is an outstand-
ing opportunity to become
a pan .:i tr-,. JOE team that
wII are.el,:.p 3.5 miles of
beach front property on St.
Joseph Bay! This'position
maintains weekend and
holiday office hours.

Please fax your resume to
850-229-7952 or email re-
becca.standige)joe.com.
Equal Opportunity
.Employer
Pre-Employment Drug
Screening Required


Automotive.


Administrative


Receptionist
Start your career off right'
with the .S Joe Companyi
St Joe is currently search-
.ing for a part-time recep-
tionist;, hours are- Sat 9-6
and Sun 12:30-6 in Port'St
Joe. Qualified candidate
will have 1-2 years work
experience and must be
professional and friendly
MS Office skills are also
required. We offer great
pay and an excellent ben-
efits package

Please submit Resume via
fax to 229-7952,. e-mail to
rebecca.standigenjoe
com or visit 'careers oe
corn to submit an Ornline
application & resume.
Equal Opportunity
Employer
Pre-Employment Drug
Screening Required


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 .



Banking

Bayside Savings Bank
has 'full time teller position
available for our future
Mlevi:o Beach ,Branch.
Ouailcaiions include cash
handling and customer
service eperneri' e PC
sl'is and a prolc-sir-nal
,mage Applhcaions may
be pieced up ai 202 Mar,.
na Dr. Pt. St. Joe, FL Drug
Free Work Place,


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The News Herald will not be responsible for more
than one incorrect insertion, nor will it be liable for
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the cost of the space occupied by the error.

Any copy change, during ordered schedule consti-
tutes a new ad and new charges..

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


1 4100
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 pi-y..:al .
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
rn-re ,rornim ~:.r, call
Car:lrn a r Ih Cilull County
AOull 5i r.:,l ai 22.. 1744.



Driver

Driver Trainees NEEDED
NOW! No experience re-
quired. Werner Enterprises.
has immediate openings
for entry-level semi drivers..
Our avg. drivers earn more
than $36k.first year. 60% of
our drivers get home
nightly/ weekly. 15-day.
CDL.training available in
your :area. Call today
1-866-280-5309


4100


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,


Drivers


'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


Graphic Designer needed
for commercial print shop.
Job duties include: de-
signing all types of printed
items from one color forms
to complex full .color
maps; Preparation of nec-
essary prepress materials,
customer service skills re-
quired. Mack OS X,
adobee creative. suite,
QuarkXPress, skills re-
quired. Full benefits pack-
age. Send resume to:
ramseys
printinaogtcom.net


4100
General


IMMEDIATE
OPENING:
Part Time Maintenance/
Handyman, Full and
Part time Housekeep-
ers, and cooks needed
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.qulfcounty
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


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Drivers General

Wanted for Local Compa- HVAC Installer needed im-
ny Home every night. 1 mediately for HVAC. top
year ex. Clean MVR. Class pay, insurance benefits,
A & B license. $300.Sign- ,call Emerson Cooling. &
On -Bonus after 90 Days. Heating, 229-9400
769-9136.

General

GULF COUNTY General
SHERIFF'S
OFFICE Yacht Care Service needs
S.dependable help with
Accepting, application's for attention to detail Pay
dispatchers, corrections of- $10-15/hr. DOE' Call
ficers, & Jail administrator. 850-229-1119 after 6 pm.
Applications can be pick
up at the Gulf County Sher-
iffs Office, 1000 Cecil G. '
Costin SR. Blvd

General Healthcare

National:Sepurity Compa- Receptionist
*ny seeking Full time, and For busy medical praci.ce.
(wkends and nights Part Fulltime with benefits
time) Officers for Port St. Please apply at Shoreline
Joe. Class D Security, Medical Group 419 Baltzell
Guard License preferred Avenue, Port St. Joe or call
but not required. We will Lindaat229-8010.
help secure lic. $8.50 to
start; + benefits. For info Investment. Property
Call 1-866-204-9138. Great Smokev Mounlains,
NC 240ft. Rvernroni Motel.
Healthcare Renovatec 22 rooms plus
Snice Manager s Quarters
Bay St. More info: www.tworivers
lodgenc.com $595,000.
Joseph Care Some owner financing,
120-Bed, long term care 828-488-2284 xt.1
facility is seeking indi-
viduals who have com-
passion for the elderly
and' enjoy working to fill
the following positions: Live-In Helper for elderly
Transportation Aide couple. Free Room/Food+
Transportation $200 mo. Call Monique at
(part time)hni 850-227-1684, PSJ area.
Rehab Technician
(full time)
*Licenses Practical
Nurses
*Certified Nursing Assts
SDirector of Nursing Professional
(full time)

Full-time Benefits Assistant
Included: Project Manager

.Medical/Dental/ision St Joe Towns & Resorts
Sh Insurance has been recognized as
Short TermLong Term the nation's premier devel-
Disability oper of resort and residen-
SCompany Paid Life tial communities. Current-
Insurance ly,. St. Joe Towns & Re-
SPaid Time Off sorts has 2 openings for
*401K Retirements Plan an Assistant Project Man-
Uniform Allowance ager for the Port' St Joe
SAttendance Bonus area. The APM will man-
Referral Bonus age all elements of busi-
*Tuition Reimbursement ness planning, entitle-
-Shift Differential ments, planning, design
and construction of resort
residential communities.
Carrie Harrison General knowledge of
HR Director project management, fea-
220 9th St. sibility analysis, and cost
Port St. Joe, FL benefit analysis are essen-
(850) 229-8244 Ext 105 tial. Must have excellent
Fax (850) 229-7129 communication and
Fax (850) 229-7129 multi-tasking skills. Mini-
mum 4 year degree and 5
years of combined techni-
cal training and related
project management expe-
Healthcare rience required.- Engi-
neering, construction or ar-
chitecture education pre-
CAREGIVERS feared. Basic knowledge of
Auto CADD and MS Proj-
NEEDED ect a plus. We offer great
Port St. Joe & pay and an excellent ben-
Mexico Beach Area efits package

We need caring & compas- Please fax your resume to
sionate caregivers to work 850-229-7952, email to re-
in Mexico Beach & Port St. becca.standige(8joe.com
Joe area. Work-times are or visit careers,joecom to
based on your availability submit an online applica-
and we need to fill 24/7 tion & resume.
shifts. Call Equal Opportunity
Home Instead Senior Care Employer
850-522-1920 Pre-Employment Drug
or 1-866-301-1919 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, email to
rebecca.standiae @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



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


Reel Repair person P/T.
Experienced, See George
Duren @ Blue Water Out-
riggers. 229-6031. Pt. St.
Joe



Professional
The City of Port St. Joe
is accepting applica-
tions for the following
position:

CODE
ENFORCEMENT
OFFICER
Salary DOQ
(i.e. CERTIFIED w/ Exp.)
Applications may be
picked up and returned
to the Municipal Build-
ing, 305 Fifth Street,
Port St. Joe, Florida
32456. Application pe-
riod will be opened until
positions are filled.
The City of Port St. Joe
enforces a Drug- Free
Workplace Policy & is
an Equal Opportunity/
Affirmative Action Em-
ployer.



Real Estate
Parker Realty of Mexico
Beach Inc. is looking for
an experienced Sales
agent. Please call to dis-
cuss 850-648-5777
Technical
Employment Opportunity
in South Florida! Land
Based, Deep injection well
contractor has the follow-
ing opening: Cementing
Supervisor. Duties and Re-
sponsibilities: Coordinates
and oversees cementing
service line work at the
well site. Provides the.
planning necessary for the
job by providing instruc-
tions:to the crew and
equipment used. Directs
the activities of the crew
during the rigging up an
rigging down'at a location.
Coordinates the clean up,
,repair, and preparation of
equipment for the next job,
Top pay plus benefits, ve-
hicle allowance relocation
expense. Fax resume
,239-489-4545 or contact
Danr at 239-489-4444.
r.MuST PASS TEST PHYSI-
CAL & DRUG TEST. Drug
Free Workplace


The News Herald is seeking an
individual interested in providing
great service to our customers in the

Marianna area. ,

Individual must have reliable transportation and be
able'to work early a.m. hours. This is an independent
contractorr pcr.i,,or wahnr pan-iime ours and full time
earnings aiq i n io clleiiClg rne-.:esary

Come join
The News Herald Carrier team

and earn above average $'s while being your own
bos-t Carrier appl,:aiiors accepted:

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NEWS HERALD
501 W. 11th Street

Apply u.ing ihe Mulberry Street Employee entrance
or .ail Cnarle- Marley at 747-5098


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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
khalualani@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.


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.

STrades

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
MinorityApplicants
encourage to apply

Trdes ,

Miller Heating & Air Con-
ditioning is looking for an
Expereince HVAC Me-,
chanic/ Service Tech to fill
a full time position, M-F,
blo call- Some Saturdays.
Health Reinbursement.
plan, competitive wages
DFWR Clean driving rec-
ord. -By appt. only. Call
227-3319.


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REAL ESTATE FOR SALE
7100 Homes
7110 BeachHlome/
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




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.


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


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| 4100
Cashier
Walker's Dixie Dandy,
2176 US 98 Hiland
View.Apply in person.
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.
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


4110


4130
Clerical
Administrative
Earn $12-$48/hour. Full
benefits. Paid training. Var-
ious Govemment 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-
day! 1-800-488-2921 ask
for Dept. L.

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

Now Hiring for 2006 Post-
al Jobs $18/hour. starting,
Avg. Pay $57K/ year Fed-
eral benefits, Paid Training
and Vacations. No Experi-
ence Needed! 1-800-
584-1775 Ref #P5101

Now Hiring For 2006
Postal Jobs $18/hour.
starting, Avg. Pay $57K/
year Federal benefits, Paid
Training & Vacations. No
Experience needed! 1-
800-584-1775 Ref #P5101

Sales
Director of Sales Execu-
tive level income, no travel
required. 1-800-382-0859
ext. 9781.

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with BEFORE investing.


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(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
C 850-258-4691



'/W'


6100
LARGE WAREHOUSE ap-
proximately 850sf. Has of-
fice & restroom $450 per
month. 850-814-7400



Two Private 2nd Floor Of-
fices with shared reception
and kitchen. Beautiful view
overlooking St. Joe Bay at
Simmons Bayou. Perfect
for real estate office or
small business. $350.00
monthly per office. Utilities
included. First, last month
rent plus $150.00 deposit
per unit required. Call 850-
229-7799 M-F, 9-4pm.



6110
Apalachlcola 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, lba, wash-
er/dryer, privacy fenced
yard, 'pool, private beach,
tennis court, pets ok,
$675/+ dep. Call 639-2690




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



140
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
3 br, 2 ba, corner lot,
C/H&A, kitchen w/stove,
fridge. $650 mo+ dep. Hwy
71, White. City. Call
850-899-8757 or 899-3283



Large 3 br, 2 ba, large
yard, close to schools,
$850 mo., Refs required.
(4q4) 797-7870.
St. Joe Beach 9106 Olive
Ave. 2br. 2.5ba,:,brand new
house w/all new apple. No
smoking. $985 mo + dep.
Call 404-550-2900 or
404-788-8836.
Very Nice 3 tr. 2 La.
-rn,ad inr yard lCtly. re-
T ,:,3l lo r.,-i: r ,-ihbro.r-
i,,, COlose 1,0 5cho1o..
NO PETSI references A
MUST. $850/mo. 1st, last
and sec. required. Call
850-227-7-125 or 227-5453
WeWa: Ma.lnrola Lodge'
2br, lba waterfront apt.
elec, water, sewer, yard
maint incl., boat ramps &
dock on. site.. $750
mo/+$200 dep. Call
850-639-6760.
.Wewahltchka: Brand new
2 br, 2 ba Duplex, large &
,open, tile floors, all appli-
ances included. $795 mo/
+ $950 dep, Call 774-2433
Landfall Properties.



6170
2 br, 1 ba Mobile Hqme,
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



Furnished 2 br, 1 ba sin-
gle wide trailer for rent.
$500/mo + $500 deposit.
Call 850-648-5306



In Wewa, 2 br, 1 ba, in
small trailer park, $450
mo., $450 sec dep.,. or wIi
trade rent for maintenance
around park.' 639-5721.


P~ '~


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
100 Sunset Cir. PSJ, This
luxurious home offers Bay
view, formal living/dining
rooms, breakfast room,
custom built kitchen
w/appliances, family room,
3 b r, 2 ba, .5 ba w/ mud
room, laundry room, secu-
rity, & sprinkler systems,
hurricane shutters, home
warranty, 2544 sf, $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%!
Seller need to sell. Take
advantage of the buyer's
market. Lowest prices in
years. See the tbp 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
$51 K obo. 850-624-6140.
RIVERSIDE PARK
Panama City, FL Beautiful
2070 square foot two story
3 bedroom, 2.5 bath, large
garage, community pool,
Fitness and meeting facility.
Home can be purchased
or leased furnished, 2000K
a month. Sellers are li-
censed real estate bro-
kers. Call 800-859-1522


S 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. Owner/Agent
Port St. Joe Pre- construc-
tion opportunity 2BR/;
$414,000, 3BR/ $479,000
Buy nowarid save Call Di-
ane Peevy at Port'Realty
850-527-2580 .


7130 |
Panama City Beach.- Wild
Heron 3.'2 approx 2000so
Condo 31 Linvs.de fNicely
Furnished. Great buy ai
1599 900 Call Diare
Peevy at Port Realty 850-
527-2580. Owner/Agent


S 7150
APPROX
5.18 Acres
Can possibly be divided
into ,1/ acre lots, Over-
street area; Sunshine
Farms Sub, $200k
Call William Wittington
819-2004
ERA Neubauer RE

Development,
and or
Investment
Opportunity!
40 acres of beautiful
high and dry subdi-
videable land near
Defuniak Springs,
Florida. Priced to sell:
$219 900 Call anytime
(866.37-1-5263
For petalled inforrrmaioro
Son The Top 15 Lot Deals in
Mexico Beach, SL. Joe
Beach & Windmarkl Beach
Visit: www.mexicobeach
sales.com Two Top Plcv's
have gone under conrrai.,
the: first week they were
picked irhs monlr. Pick #1
on 6.'6/06 & Pic 4#9 on
6i8,06 11 you are looakng
to buy i ,s a greal rime
Provided by Zack: Cnids.
PSJ Realry 8190833
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
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 lots, best
deal on the beach
Starting at $85K Landfall
Properties.
850-774-2433
Wewa: Dry lot near River,
new deep well/septic tank,
survey, existing pwr, hand-
yman trlr. 352-232-5752.


REAL ESTATE FOR RENT
6100 Business,
Commercial
6110 Aparlmenis
,6120 Beach Rentals
6130 Condo.Townhouse
6140 Hbuse Rentals
6150 Roommate Wanted
6160 Rooms for Rent
6170 Mobile Home/Lbt
6160 Out-of-Town Rentals,
6190 Timeshare Rentas
6200- Vacation Rentals



S 100oo

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.


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. -lousing 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




Real Estate
Now accepting Realtors.
War l a real tw.rv enyiron-
'T,ri' ':.:.mpeltl.e '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
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do not recommend giv-
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account information out
over the phone .Always
research the company
you plan to do business
with BEFORE investing.


I


S 71.60
Overstreet Area Mobile
home for sale. Asking
$109K. Some owoer fi-
nancing avail. -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. Wetappo
Creek Deep water; boat-
ramp, dock permit applied
for. $125K Call
478-960-0800
Overstreet, :boat ,ramp,
deep water, Wetappo .
Creek, dock, 8 lots, 20%
owner financing Investor's..
dream $499,000 Call
478-960-0800 .
Residential Waterfront
and water view home sites
from $150,000. Coldwell
Banker Residential 'Real
Estate, Inc. Don Yarbrough
850-527-5887
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Established 1938 0 Serving Gulf County and surrounding areas for 6k years",


8C 0 THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL 0 THUIRSDAY, JULY 6, 2006


OLV IFIE


V


8100 Antique & Collectlbles
8110 -Cars
8120 Sports Utility Vehicles
8130 Trucks
8140-Vans
8150 Commercial
8160 Motorcycles
8170- Auto Parts "
& Accessories ,
8210 Boats
8220- Personal Watei:raft
8230 Sailboats .,- ;
'8240 Boat & Marine
Supplies 1 '
8310 Aircraft/Aviation
8320 ATV/Off Road Vehicles
8330 Campdrs & TfraHers- -
8340 Motorhomes .


8110 st
Mercury Marquis,
'93 4 -door, Best reasoa7r :
ble offer. Call
850-229-6387 '. '
To Place An Ad ,
in The Times-' '
Classifieds
SCall :,
(850) 747-5020
or .;
1 (800) 345-8688


8140
Pontiac Montana 99 nrce
inr d.- :.ul F.ull op.otne4l
& equped. Ne* li(res rewal
mileage I 54CO CaIll 1aye
Reed 647-.'414


I 8160 .- I
YAMAHA 250 05 'virago
cruiser Garage kept, 2650
actual milez bike is like
'new-,black; windshield,,,50,.
miles per gallon!. Asking;
$2695 obo, Call 85d0-29- ,
1202 or :850-2274272: Se- ',
rious iruires only


8210
1996 Proline, Cenler'con-
sol, 25.5ft, with 98 Ocean
Runner, T-Top. Marine. Ra-
dio, -Furuno GPS.' Color
Sitex Botton VMach.ine, rim
tabs, trailer, $19,500, R229-
239-0526 *
18ft Sun Tracker. bass
buggy Pontoon Boal
40hp Suzuki motor, runs
great. iroiiing motor, &
new galarnized trailer
,$5000. Call Ken 647-5-70
or 527-9280 ..
Century Walkarouqrd '00.
25FT 2000 Yamaha V6 250
HP saltwater series: 2001
Aluminum' floal on irasle?
$28 995 Call 850.6974080.
or 850-591-5899 ,
Key West BR, 05. 196. 05
Yamana wtrh T-Top 150hp
4 sirolke win SS prop. 65
nrs.'05 performance alumni
nunm landem trailer with
brakes $23,500 firm. Call
229-883-2424 or
229-347-675" -
Mako 24ft boat wallss
around cutty caitn 250
Yamara Moior Boat mo-
tor & trailer for $14 000
obo,, Wll consider parlsl t
trade for sasiboat Call,..
926-1940
Stamas 25FT Open Spori
Fisherman, w/cucly cabin .
225 Susulki Motor, Alum
Boat Trlr. $19K Exc cond
850-647-8545 or 893-4651

America's Mini,
Storage r ;
141 Commerce Dnrr'
New Covered Boat aRdB RV
Storage Slips ,
$125.00 per month ny,.
size unit- CoveredIp ,S
$50.00 per montH- -
Non Covered Sip ,
New Facility Gated-24-
Hour Access Location!
Location 1/2 mile frbm
beach, public boat ramlp
Off Hwy 98 Behind,
Arizona Chemical New
Commerce Park 3.5
Acres easy Acces, -
Lots of Room., -
850-229-8014
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Established 1937 Serving Gulf county and surrounding areas for 66 years


The Star, Port St. Joe, FL Thursday, July 6, 2006 9(



SNew Home for Coldwell



A Banker Forgotten Coast


SRealty-Sponsored Beach Blasts


PORT ST. JOE, FL -
Coldwell Banker Forgotten
Coast Realty is proud to
announce the success of the
2006 Beach Blast series. Due
to outstanding turn out and
the requests of the public
to have the event in a single
location, the Beach Blast will
permanently relocate to the
beach near Fourth Street
and Highway 98 in Mexico
Beach.
In celebration and
appreciation of returning
summer visitors, Coldwell
Banker is hosting a series
of family fun days for
residents and visitors of
Florida's Forgotten Coast.
Kay Eubanks, owner/broker,
said "We have had an
extraordinary year, with great
success in both real estate


The third principle of Common Sense Gardening: improve the soil with organic matter. Or in other
words, feed -the soil, and the plants will feed themselves.



Forgotten Gardening


Dirt. Now here's a word
with such unappealing
connotations that we gardener
types have to dress it up
by calling it 'soil'. And the
word 'soil' has some dubious
definitions, too, but 'we won't
go there.
Soil is the top layer of the
earth's surface. It is a complex
substance made up of native
rock, plant life, and animal
remains. The composition of
the soil depends largely on the
type of native rock present,
broken down into bits over
eons of time. Here on the
coastal plain our soil has been
formed by the breakdown of
our native limestone, and by
the ebb and flow of tidal waters
advancing and receding with
each ice age. It follows that
our soil is loose, deep sand,
large grained, with little of the
smaller grained silt, and less
still of the finest grained clay.
The 'organic matter which
finishes the makeup of soil is
present here, but not in.great
quantity, and the closer to
the shoreline we go, the less
organic matter is present.
And so, in this roundabout
way, we come to the third
principle of Common Sense
Gardening, which.is: improve
the soil with organic matter.
Or in other words, feed the
soil, and the plants will feed
themselves.
Let's back up just a bit.
The minerals in the soil, those
elements such as phosphorus,
potassium, calcium, and
magnesium, come from the
rock sources, mostly through
the.silt fraction. They are
made, available to the plant
by the presence of clay, which
binds the minerals to itself and
makes the soil more or less


'sticky'. The missing element
needed for plant growth,
nitrogen, is provided by the
organic material in the soil.
Clay is in short supply
here on the 'Forgotten
Coast. Not far away, it is
abundant, but here, we have
to rely on organic matter for
the 'stickiness' to hold soil
together and keep nutrients
from leaching away. The large,
granular texture of the sand
means that organic matter,
itself, is continually leaching
away, and must be steadily
replenished to maintain a
decent soil structure. This
is provided in nature by the
rotting of dead plants and
animals, leaf litter, manures,
and the like, decomposing
with the assistance of bacteria.
But when we bag our grass
and rake our leaves and pick
up the sticks in the yard,
we interrupt the natural cycle
and therefore have to look
to other ways to add organic
matter back to the soil.
In the old days we might
have done this by mucking
out the barns and slinging
the manure across the fields
and gardens. These days,
few of us are lucky enough to
have barns and livestock to
'provide a renewable source
of organic glop. We try to
compensate by buying bags of
.synthetic fertilizers to provide
the nutrients our plants need,
but believe me folks, it ain' t
the same. That's like feeding
your kids a bag of Krispy
Kreme doughnuts: it may feed
them for the moment, but it
,does not nourish them. (Well,
except maybe for the chocolate.
covered ones.) .
S So what do we do? Not
bagging grass is a good start.


Grass clippings should be
allowed to return to the earth,
and if they are thick enough
to lay on top of the grass
instead of sifting down into
it, 1) help out by. raking it
in, and 2) mow more often.
If we make a practice of
leaving all the organic matter
produced by the property
on the property, we would
go a long way towards giving
our soil what it needs to be
healthy. Problem is, leaving it
there goes against the instinct
of Lawn Maintenance 101.
That instinct says "Clean it
up! Leave things tidy and
spotless!" I've been known to
break up sticks and tuck them
under the pine straw mulch so
they wouldn't mar the looks
of the smooth mulch, and I've
been known to cover leaves
with pine straw so I wouldn't
have to rake them out of the
beds, but I've also been known
to haul tons of yard debris
to the county landfill, thus
adding to that problem.
The very best idea is for
each property owner to have
a dedicated corer of the yard
where yard debris could be
collected and composted, and
return that compost to the
property on a regular basis.
I can see the collective eye-
rolling going on now. You're'
all thinking, "Yeah, right.
Like that's going to. happen."
But don't be thinking it never
will. With landfill ordinances
growing stricter every year,
it might, someday be illegal
to dump yard waste, even
here on the i rural coast.
Entrepreneurs may soon be
collecting your curbside leaves
and sticks, composting it all
themselves, and selling it back
to you. Hmmm:


and development, and we are
still going strong. We wanted
to give something back to the
community for helping us to
make our success possible."
Co-owner Clay Eubanks said,
"A beach party seemed to be
fitting to say 'thank you,' so
we want everyone to come
out every Friday night and
have a little fun."
Visitors from California,
New Jersey, Missouri,
Wisconsin, Massachusetts,
Texas and many other states
have enjoyed the activities
held every Friday. First-time
visitors enjoy the Mullet
Toss and the Penny Dig,
having never experienced
such games common in the
Florida Panhandle. Families
appreciate having an event all
can enjoy, and participants


are amazed that an even of
this quality is entirely free.
Out-of-state visitors, along
with locals, enjoy the simple
yet refreshing evening of food,
games and music.
Along with family games,
there are cast net and skim
boarding demonstrations, as
well as a chance to win a
deep sea fishing trip. Navy
dive teams and recruiters
assist in the games and fun,
along with a DJ and karaoke
to add to the excitement.
Beach Blasts start every
Friday night at 5 PM EDT
through Labor Day weekend,
September 1. Everyone is
invited, and the event is free.
For additional
information concerning this
event, e-mail Enocha@tfcco.
com.


New website gives small


employers the ability to


compare and search health plans


The Florida Office of
Insurance Regulation (Office)
today launched a website that
provides Floridians the ability
to compare and search the
benefits and premiums for
small' employer health plans
offered in the state. Small
businesses can use the site to
obtain a sample monthly cost
to provide health insurance
for their employees.
The 2005 Legislature
authorized' the Office to
create a system to collect and
display necessary data from
insurers and health care
providers so Floridians could
make infornred decisions
about their health care and
health insurance options.
"There is widespread
agreement that if we are going
to make healthcare "more
accessible and affordable we
have to make our healthcare
system more transparent,"
said Insurance Commissioner
Kevin McCarty. "This new
tool provides a giant step


in that direction and will
make it much easier for our
consumers and businesses to
shop for coverage."
The Small Employer
Sample Rate Search website
gives small employers the
ability to view small group
major medical health
insurance rates for standard,
basic and high deductible
health plans currently
available in the state. Small
businesses can enter the
employees that they employ
in various categories and
calculate an estimated
monthly cost for their
company.
In addition to searching
for' small. group 'employer
rates,' the website will have
links for frequently asked
questions on small employer
heath insurance, links to
various health insurance
consumer guides and
information for consumers to
request assistance with the
website or for information on


health insurance.
The Office does not
endorse or recommend any
of the plans and encourages
consumers to contact carriers
directly if they are interested
in,any of the plans. To access
the Small Employer Sample
Rate Search go to https://
appst.fldfs.com/sercs.




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Agency for health care administration

announces 2006-2007 florida health


information network grants


-, -Recipients
to create health
info r m at io n
networks and
expand role of
electronic medi-
cal records-

-TALLAHASSEE Agency
for Health Care Administration
(AHCA) Secretary Alan Levine
today announced the selec-
tion of organizations to receive
the 2006-2007 Florida Health
hiiforinatioiu Network .FHIN)
grants.. The grants, totaling
,$2-million, are designed to
facilitate the adoption and use
of privacy-protected electron-
ic health records in Florida.
Three local health information
exchange project who received
operation. & evaluation grants
in Fiscal Year 2005-2006 have
experienced early successes
and fheir efforts will be con-
tinued to be supported. In.
addition, three new operation
& evaluation grant applicants
that have demonstrated exper-
tise and community support
will receive funding.

SOrganizations selected by
AHCA to receive FHIN grant
awards are:
Big Bend Regional
Healthcare Information
Organization -$313,822
S Palm Beach County
Community Health Alliance -
$242,812


Tampa Bay
Regional Health Information
Organization $330,339
South Florida
Health Information Initiative
- $329,303
Community Health
Informatics Organization, Inc.
-$222,384
Escambia Health
Information Network -
$330,339


$231,002


JaxCare, Inc. -


"Governor Bush and
the Florida Legislature have
made a strong commitment
to supporting the development
of a privacy-protected state-
wide electronic health records
infrastructure," said Secretary
Levine. "By embracing
President Bush's call for every
American to have an electronic
medical record in the next ten
years and developing networks
here in Florida, we're making
a long-term investment in the
quality of health care that each
and every Floridian receives."

The FHIN grant program
was developed by AHCA to
facilitate the development of
a statewide privacy-protect-
ed health information infra-
structure network. The pro-
gram provides seed money
to develop regional health
information exchanges and
encourages practitioners to
become active users of elec-
tronic health records. The
Governor's Health Information
Infrastructure Advisory Board
(GHIIAB) competitively ,evalu-


ates all applicants for grant
program and makes recom-
mendations to the Agency
Secretary. "

Working to improve access
to affordable, quality health
care to all Floridians, the
state Agency for Health Care
Administration administers
Florida's $16 billion Medicaid
program, licenses and regu-
lates more than 32,000 health
care facilities and 30 health
maintenance organizations,
and publishes health care data
and statistics.

2006
Hurricane
Names

Alberto
Beryl
Chris
Debby
Ernesto
Florence
Gordon
Helene
Isaac
Joyce
Kirk
Leslie
Michael
Nadine
Oscar
Patty
Rafael
Sandy
Tony
Valerie
William


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Established 1937 Serving Gulf county and surrounding areas for 68 years


Bartender John Christie garnishes a mojito with a sprig of mint at the James Hotel in Scottsdale,
Ariz., where the cocktail is served with a foamy top. The mojito, a refreshing blend of lime, mint and,
rum, is closing in on the margarita in popularity.


By Toni Laxson
Freedom News Service

Cool. Refreshing. Icy.
Seldom is the word "mint"
spoken without at least one of
the above adjectives. But the
herb historically used to cure
stomachaches is "hip," too.
Mint is a primary ingredi-
ent of the mojito, the light rum
drink reportedly tossed back
by Hemingway on sweltering
afternoons in Havana decades
ago, and that now dampens bar
napkins just about everywhere
in the States. The refresh-
ing blend of mint, lime juice,
sugar and rum has long been


Cuba's favorite way of stav-
ing off the heat, but it's been
only in the past several years
that mainstream America has
caught on.
At the James Hotel in
Scottsdale, Ariz., where bar-
tender John Christie serves
the resort's signature mojito
with a frothy topping, the cock-
tail is edging out the margarita
as most requested, says mar-
keting manager Katie Reck.
."It's one of our most
popular drinks," Reck says.
"Something refreshing after
being out in the heat."
There now are many per-
mutations of the cocktail,


ranging from mango to lychee,
but all include the essential
mint.
The fast-growing herb
usually comes in either
spearmint and peppermint.
However, those two varieties
have more than 500 lesser-
known cousins pineapple
mint, chocolate mint, orange
mint and lemon mint. When
it's Kentucky Derby time, it's
"Kentucky Colonel" a cross
of, spearmint and apple mint
- that goes into the juleps,
according to the Web site www.
ehow.com.
Besides drinks, mint is
showing up. in summertime


PUBLIC HEARINGS TO,

AMEND the GULF COUNTY FUTURE

LAND USE MAP


The Gulf County Planning and Development Review Board will
hold Public Hearings Monday, July .17, 2006 at 10:00 a.m. E.T., and
The Gulf County Board of County Commissioners will hold Public
Hearings Tuesday, July 25, 2006 at 6:00 P.M. E.T., in the Gulf County
Commissioners Room in the Robert M. Moore Administration Building to
review for transmittal the proposed map amendments to the Gulf County
Comprehensive Future Land Use Map for the following:


Public Hearing Adoption of a Large Scale Land Use Change St Johns,
Village of Gulf.County, Inc. St Johns Village Parcel ID #01368-800R
& 01369-OOR 107.52 acres in Section 35 & 36, Township 3 South,
Range 10 West, Gulf County, Florida Changing Agricultural Land Use
to Residential Low Density.
Public Hearing Adoption of a Large Scale Land Use Change Jerald
D. Gaskin Parcel ID #01570-000R & 01553-000R 143.54 in Section
'11, Township 4 South, Range 10 West, Gulf County, Florida Changing
Agricultural Land Use to Residential Low Density.
Public Hearing Adoption of a Large Scale Land Use Change
- Buckhorn Development, LLC Buckhorn subdivisions Parcel
ID #01186-100R & 01186-300R 136.17 acres in Section 24 & 25,
Township 3 South, Range 10 West, Gulf County, Florida Changing
Agricultural LandUse to Residential Low Density.
Public:Hearing New and Corrective Text Amendments.


This hearing and transmittal pursuant
to Section 163, F.S. S I. .... '


All interested parties may appear at ,
the meeting to be heard regarding the =i I [
consideration of the comprehensive
plan text and map amendment
corrections and revisions. Text copies
will be available at the Gulf County
Planning Department.


Publish Date: July 6 and July 13,
2006


Ad #2006-083


salads, entrees and sauces.
It enhances just about any
fruit combination, adds a
delicate ping to potatoes and
melds especially well with
green beans or peas. It is often
used in Greek and Turkish
cuisine as a counterpoint to
pungent ingredients such as
feta cheese, while Vietnamese
dishes layer it delicately with
other flavors.
Another plus: mint is icy
cool and refreshing, and nice
to have if you happen to be
breathing on someone.

MOJITOS
Yield: 6 glasses
6 tablespoons chopped
fresh mint plus 'several
small
whole mint leaves
1 tablespoon superfine
sugar
3 tablespoons fresh lime
juice
Crushed ice
12 ounces white rum
Club soda
6 sprigs fresh mint for
garnish
Procedure:-
Combine the chopped
mint, whole mint leaves, sugar
and lime juice in a pitcher and
- stir well.
Fill six glasses, with


crushed ice. Pour the mint
mixture over the ice. Add 2
ounces of rum to each glass
and top with club soda. Gently
stir, then garnish each drink
with a mint sprig.
Source: "Celebrate!"
by Sheila Lukins, Workman
Publishing, $19.95

ORANGE-MINT CHICKEN
BREASTS
Yield: 16 servings
FOR DRESSING:
1 cup prepared mayon-
naise
1/4 cup finely grated
orange zest
2 tablespoons fresh orange
juice
1 tablespoon chopped
fresh mint
.Salt and freshly ground
black pepper to taste
FOR CHICKEN:
12 cooked boneless, skin-
less chicken breast halves
16 leaves Boston lettuce,
rinsed and patted dry
3/4 cup shelled pistachio
nuts, preferably unsalted .
1/4 cup chopped fresh
mint, for garnish
2 large bunches fresh
mint, for garnish
SCook's note: Poached
chicken is fine, but chicken,
brushed with a little olive oil,


sprinkled with salt and pepper
and baked at 350 degrees for
about 40 minutes is best. Chill
chicken before cutting.
Procedure:
Combine dressing ingredi-
ents in a small bowl, mix well
and set aside.
Holding a knife sideways,
slice each chicken breast hori-
zontally through its thickness
into 3 thin slices, about 1/3
inch thick.
Line a platter with let-
tuce leaves. Overlap 2 slices
of chicken in each leaf (you'll
have a few extra slices of chick-
en; use the neatest ones), and
dollop with a teaspoon of the
dressing. Sprinkle with a few
pistachios and some chopped
mint. Garnish the platter' with
mint and serve.
Source: "Celebrate!" by
Sheila Lukins

RED POTATOES WITH
OLIVES, FETA AND MINT;'
Yield: 6 servings
.1 3/4 pounds small red-
skinned potatoes, cut into-
quarters
1 bunch fresh 'mint,
chopped
8 ounces feta' cheese,
crumbled


(See MINTY on Page 12C).


A sprinkling of pistachio nuts adds crunch to these Orange Mint Chicken Breasts a creation of
New York celebrity chef Sheila Lukins, whose latest cookbook is "Celebrate!"


The feta cheese and Kalamata olives have initial control over the aroma and taste of this potato
salad, but it's the refreshing mint that lingers on the tongue in this recipe, Red Potatoes With Olives,
Feta and Mint.


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A Public Hearing will be held at the Planning
and Development Review Board (PDRB) meet-
ing on Monday, July 17, 2006 at 10:00 a.m.
EST, and at the Board of County Commission-
ers (BOCC) meeting on Tuesday, July 25, 2006
at 6:00 p.m. EST. Both public hearings will be
held in the BOCC Meeting Room at the Robert
M. Moore Administration Building, 1000 Cecil
-G. Costin Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida. The
public hearings will be to discuss and act on the
following:
1. Approve Miiutes June 19, 2006
2. Final Plat Approval B.J. Heard &.Chris
King Baywoods Parcel ID, #06230-000R
- 4.5 acres in Section 25, Township 8 South,
Range 11' West, Gulf County, Florida a maxi-
mumi 1 unit development subject to all Federal,
State and Local development regulations, stated
and unstated.
3. Final Plat Approval William J. Smiley
- Buckhorn Ranch 1A Parcel ID #01186-
10lR- 10 acres in Section 3, Township 6 South,
Range 11 West, Gulf County, Florida a maxi-
mum 20 unit development subject to all Federal,
State and Local development regulations, stated
and unstated.
4. Final Plat Approval William J. Smiley -
Buckhom Ranch 1B Parcel ID #01186-300R
- 20 acres in Section 3, Township 6 South,
Range 11 West, Gulf County, Florida a maxi-
mum 40 unit development subject to all Federal,
State and Local development regulations, stated
and unstated.
5. Final Plat Approval James Lester Jasmine
Heights Parcel ID #01509-000R 10 acres in.
Section 2, Township 4 South, Range 10 West,
Gulf County, Florida a maximum 17 unit de-
velopment subject to all Federal. Stianeand Local
development regulations. stated and unstated.
6. Prelinunar. Plat Appro\al Scott Somero
- Cypress Creek Plantation Parcel ID #01050-
040R 29.52 acres in Section 11, Township 6
South; Range 9 West, Gulf County, Florida a
maximum 12 lot development subject to all Fed-
eral, State and Local development regulations,
stated and unstated.
7. Final Plat Approval Valencia Land In-
vestment, LLC Woodbrooke Cove Parcel
ID #03323-145R 40.01 acres in Section 32,
Township 7, Range 10 West, Gulf County,
Florida a maximum 32 unit development sub-
ject to all Federal, State and Local development
regulations, stated and unstated.
8. Preliminary Plat Approval Edward Bish
- Gulf Coast Ranches Parcel ID #03323-
175R 40.84 acres in Section 32, Township 7
South, Range 10 West, Gulf County, Florida a
maximum 16 unit development subject to all
Federal, State and Local development regula-
tions,.stated and unstated.
9. Preliminary Plat Approval Broad head De-
velopment, LLC Hibiscus Landing Parcel
ID #06268-503R & 06268-509R 4.33 acres
in Section 6, Township 9, Range 11 West, Gulf
County, Florida a maximum 8 unit develop-


PUBLIC NOTICE


ment subject to all Federal, State and Local de-
velopment regulations, stated and unstated.
10. Final Plat Approval St Joe Coastal Proper-
ties, LLC Shallow Reed Phase II Parcel ID
#06248-050R 62 acres in Section 36, Town-
ship 8 South, Range 11 West, Gulf County,
Florida a maximum 38 unit development sub-
ject to all Federal, State and Local development
regulations, stated and unstated.
11. Preliminary Plat Approval Dennis Stock-
ard a subdivision Parcel ID #04250-000R
- 1.24 acres in Section 16, Township 7 South,
Range 11 West, Gulf County, Florida a maxi-
mum 3 unit development subject to all Federal,
State and Local development regulations, stated
and unstated.
12. Final Plat Approval Gulf Pines, LLC
- Gulf Creek Parcel ID #03323-165R 40.29
acres in Section 32, Township 7 South, Range
10 West, Gulf County, Florida a maximum 32
unit development subject to all Federal, State
and Local development regulations, stated and
unstated.
13. Application Extension St Joe Bay, LLC -
Pompano Cove Parcel ID #06257-050R 2.99
acres in Section 36, Township 8 South, Range
11 West, Gulf County, Florida a maximum 10
unit development subject to all Federal, State
and Local development regulations,
stated and unstated. -inryoofs
14. Application Extension Har-
graves Engineering, LLC Bay
Colors Parcel ID #06245-000R
-3.78 acres in Section 36, Town- .
ship 8 South, Range 11 West, Gulf
County, Florida a maximum 15
unit development subject to all Fed- i c1 ,c
eral, State and Local development
regulations, stated and unstated. -
15. Variance Gary Smith Parcel
ID #06269-029R .85 acre in Sec-
tion 18, Township 9 South, Rangd
11 West, Gulf County, Florida Mi-
nor Replat. 10.soavnee
16. Variance Gregory Butts Par-
cel ID #03210-000R .22 acre
in Section 22, Township 9 South,
Range 10 West, Gulf County, Flor-
ida.- Permission to set house into
side setback.
17. Variance Kenneth Collins
1i5. SmitJ
- Parcel ID #03583-000R .05 acre
in Section 31, Township 6, Range
11 West, Gulf County, Florida
- Permission to encroach into road
setback
18. Public Hearing Adoption of
a Large Scale Land Use Change is..s.,h. i
- St Johns Village of Gulf County, t
Inc. St Johns Village Parcel
ID #01368-800R & 01369-000R
- 107.52 acres in Section 35 & 36,
Township 3 South, Range 10 West, .
Gulf County, Florida Changing
Agricultural Land Use to Residen-


tial Low Density.
19. Public Hearing Adoption of a Large Scale
Land Use Change -.Jerald D. Gaskin Parcel
ID 401570-000R & 01553-000R 143.54 in
Section,11, Township 4 South, Range 10 jest,
Gulf County, Florida Changing Agricultural
Land Use to Residential Low Density.
20. Public Hearing Adoption of a Large Scale
Land Use Change Buckhor De\elopment,
LLC Buckhorn subdivisions Parcel ID
#01186-100R & 01186-300R 136.17 acres in
Section 24 & 25, Township 3 South, Range 10
West, Gulf County, Florida Changing Agri-
cultural Land Use to Residential Low Density.
21. Workshop Division of Forestry Wildfire
Protection ;
22. Comprehensive Plan/EAR Update
23. St. Joe/Arvida for WindMark Beach DO/
PDP
24. Staff
The public is encouraged to attend and be heard
on these matters. Information prior to the meet-
ing can be viewed at the Planning and Building,
Department at 1000 Cecil G. Costin Sr. Blvd.,
Room 301.

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3/4 cup brine-cured black
olives (such as Kalamata) pit-
ted, chopped
1/4 cup extra-virgin olive
oil
Procedure:
Place potatoes and 3
tablespoons of mint in a large
pot of salted water and bring
to a boil. Simmer until ten-
der, about 12 minutes. Drain
potatoes; transfer to a large
bowl.
Set aside 2 tablespoons
each of mint, cheese and
olives; add remainder to warm
potatoes. Mix in oil. Season
with salt and pepper. Garnish
with reserved mint, cheese
and olives. Serve warm.
Source: Bon Appetit

MINTY MUSTARD
SLATHER
(for lamb or beef)
Yield: 2 1/2 cups
1/4 cup (1/2 stick)
unsalted butter
1/2 cup pureed shallots
(about 4 large shallots)
4 cloves garlic, pressed
1/4 cup dried mint
leaves
2 cups Dijon mustard


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1/2 cup beef broth
1 tablespoon grated
lemon zest
1 teaspoon fine sea salt
1 teaspoon freshly ground
black pepper
Procedure:
Melt butter in a medium-
size nonreactive saucepan
over medium heat. Add the
shallots and garlic and cook,
stirring, until soft, 10 to 12
minutes.
Add the mint and cook,
stirring, 2 to 3 minutes lon-
ger. Add the remaining ingre-
dients, stir until well-blended,
and simmer 5 to 7 minutes
longer.
Use warm or at room tem-
perature, painting it thinly
over your meat before season-
ing and cooking it.
Source: "Paul Kirk's
Championship Barbecue" by
Paul Kirk, $18.95, Harvard
Common Press

MINTED HONEYDEW
SORBET
Yield: About 3 1/2 cups
1 small honeydew melon
1 cup minted simple
syrup (recipe follows)


1/4 cup packed fresh
mint leaves
1 tablespoon fresh lemon
juice
Procedure:
Remove and discard rind
from melon and cut into 1/2-
inch cubes to measure 2 1/2
cups.
In a blender, puree all
ingredients until smooth. Chill
puree, covered until cold, at
least 1 hour, and up to 6.
Freeze puree in an ice
cream maker. Transfer sorbet
to an airtight container and
put in freezer to harden.
MINTED SIMPLE SYRUP
Yield: 1 1/2 cups
1 1/2 cups packed fresh
mint leaves
1 cup sugar
1 cup water
Procedure: Chop mint.
In a saucepan, bring water,
sugar and mint to a boil, stir-
ring until sugar is dissolved.
Simmer syrup, undisturbed, 2
minutes. Pour syrup through
a fine sieve, pressing hard on
solids and cool. Syrup keeps,
covered and chilled, 2 weeks.
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also creates custom gift
baskets on request, and
already ships her wares
nationwide.
At Christmas she
produces homemade pies
and fudge-dipped and
decorated apples, as well.
Right now, she says,
her biggest sellers are ice
cream, coffees and fudge.
LuLu's also carries a
wide assortment of sugar-
free candies, coffees, ice
cream and fudge for its
diabetic clientele, plus a
significant amount of dark
chocolate, which is very
popular now with health
reports singing its praises,
said Gainnie.
As an example of word-


of-mouth advertising,
a Port St. Joe customer
took several custom gift
baskets filled with sugar-
free treats from LuLu's
to a family event in Las
Vegas. A woman from New
York sampled the treats,
including the sugar-free
fudge, in Vegas, and now
orders about $100 worth
of sugar-free goodies from
LuLu's each month, having
Gainnie send them 'to a
number -of destinations
nationwide. "I guess I can
say I'm nationally known
now," Gainnie laughs.
Business is going so
well and her homemade
products are so popular
that she has already been
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Apalachicola to expand
there, Gainnie said. She is
actually looking to expand
in Port St. Joe first, .then
Apalachicola. But she will
not consider expanding
at all until she is "solidly
grounded here."
"I want to go back into

decorating wedding cakes,"
she said. "I turn ~hem
down every day." :But
to do so means a largerr
work space and -more
equipment.
"I've got all kinds of
ideas swimming in- my
head," said Gainnie, "I just
need 'time and room to trj
them."
Not bad for a little shop
of sweets built on sugar,
butter and love.


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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 YEAR 75, NUMBER 47 Thursday, SEPTEMBER 5, 2013 By TIM CROFT 227-7827 |@PSJ_Star tcroft@star .com The Port St. Joe Port Authority last week approved the rst steps in the lengthy process of achieving dredging of the deepwater shipping channel. Port director Tommy Pitts said he and staff from state agencies had identi ed several hoops the Port Authority should leap through in the near future as a timeline and process for securing dredging becomes clearer. “We have been working with the (Florida Department of Environmental Protection), the (U.S. Army Corps of Engineers) and others on the dredging,” Pitts said. “The DEP has been proactive in cooperating with us and is assisting us.” Pitts said two urgent steps forward are a permit pre-application meeting with the stakeholding regulatory agencies and a seagrass survey of the channel and adjacent areas. The pre-application meeting, tentatively planned for two weeks from now, would be to clearly de ne requirements for the dredge permit application. Port Authority takes rst steps on dredging channel By TIM CROFT 227-7827 |@PSJ_Star tcroft@star .com Harry Lee Smith tried for several years to retire as president of Emerald Coast Federal Credit Union. He expressed a desire for someone else to have the opportunity to help as he had, to serve as he had, to enjoy and be blessed as he had. He just couldn’t nd any takers, not as long as Smith agreed to return to the fold. So, nally, after 45 years, Smith made the decision easy, formally resigning in a letter to the members of the board of the credit union in order to preempt any attempts to back him down from his decision. Smith simply thought it time another had the joy and blessing of service. “I just enjoy helping people,” Smith said about why he stayed in the volunteer position for 45 years. “We have great employees, and there is really a charitable heart in that place. That kind of stuff I enjoy. “That is the only bank left that is a hometown bank run by local people. I was lucky before that nobody wanted to take my place. I wanted to let other people have the opportunity to serve that I did. The credit union will go on.” Smith’s DNA surely contains a human-assistance chromosome. One nurtured without fanfare or attention, but always with a gentle smile and kind word. He has long been the familiar face of Uncle Sam during Independence on the Coast celebrations. He is known for his work with cars, changing oil or other small repairs, for those in need throughout the community. Emerald Coast Federal Credit Union of cials made sure Smith’s retirement from the board did not impact his willingness to do minor work on repossessed cars. He is heavily involved in his First Baptist Church family, leading blood drives and other outreach events. He is a rabid booster for Port St. Joe athletics and the schools. Smith also serves on a board at Sacred Heart Hospital. “He never thinks of himself,” Melissa Ramsey said. “He is a friend to many, and he’s a true friend. He walks the walk. His actions speak louder than his words and he would just as soon not speak any words. “He does those little extra things to bring joy in people’s lives and he does it without fanfare, without wanting any attention.” After his retirement from the St. Joe Paper Company after 44 years, Smith and community volunteer have t as well as his familiar brightly-colored Polo shirts and ramrod-straight carriage. “It’s a real blessing to help people,” Smith said. “You never run out of things to do if you volunteer.” That ethos was imbued in Smith as a young child. His father passed when he was 6. He was an only child and his mother worked hard to make ends meet. He has never forgotten the kindness of Mr. Costin at St. Joe Hardware, who brought his mother in and told her whatever she needed, let him know. He has also not forgotten the generosity of the folks he worked with and By WES LOCHER 229-7843 |@PSJ_Star wlocher@star .com The peak tourist season is almost at an end in Gulf County, but the Tourist Development Council isn’t taking it lightly. Rather than relax during the off-season, the TDC plans to launch their fall marketing plan this week with a focus on growing visitors over the fall months. Over the next 30 days, the TDC will utilize the social media website Pinterest.com to display locations around Gulf County. Visitors and area residents will be encouraged to decode the locations and share any relevant stories. “It’s going to be fun and interactive,” said Marketing Manager Michelle Perrin. “We’re reaching out to our Gulf County experts.” The goal of the campaign is to familiarize residents and potential visitors with some of the interesting and photogenic areas that Gulf County has to offer while potentially opening up some eyes to areas that locals and visitors may not have visited before. “Everyone knows the gazebo by Frank Pate Park,” executive director Jennifer Jenkins said. “But they may not know it from a different perspective.” While the goal is not to stump anyone, Jenkins will provide a hint if a picture proves to be too obscure. Off-season marketing plans for the TDC include a 30-day contest to identify locations around Gulf County. WES LOCHER | The Star TDC off-season marketing plans will seek out Gulf County experts See MARKETING A3 ‘It’s a blessing to help people’ ECFCU president steps down after 45 years See DREDGING A5 “I just enjoy helping people. We have great employees, and there is really a charitable heart in that place. That kind of stuff I enjoy.” Harry Lee Smith former president of Emerald Coast Federal Credit Union See HELPING A3 By TIM CROFT 227-7827 |@PSJ_Star tcroft@star .com The rst phase of an initiative to bring affordable housing to Port St. Joe got a green light from city commissioners on Tuesday. The next step is up to the Paces Foundation and the state of Florida. The city and Paces agreed formally to a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that fuels the foundation’s application for critical housing tax credits to pump capital into a proposal to build up to 74 affordable housing units on the north side of the city. “We look forward to working with you for a long, long time,” said Rick Haymond, a development associate with the Paces Foundation, a not-for-pro t that has constructed affordable housing complexes around Northwest Florida. The city’s part of the deal comes with little cost or risk. The city agrees to designate the development, on 41.96 acres near the Washington Recreation Center as affordable and allow the construction of up to 74 units, which will primarily if not solely be apartments. The city agrees to work with Paces and the county on any issues that represent an obstacle to the development and to provide a platform for Paces to reach out to the community for review and input of design and development of the property. In turn, the Paces Foundation will perform all the heavy lifting to put together an application package to the Florida Housing Finance Cooperation for an award of Federal Low Income Housing Tax Credits. That includes surveys, engineering, design work, environmental assessment and site plans. The Foundation leverages those credits with private lenders to inject dollars into the development of affordable housing. See AGREEMENT A8 Affordable housing agreement approved PORT ST. JOE CITY COMMISSION Opinion . . . . . . . . . . . . A4 Outdoors . . . . . . . . . . . A6 Sports . . . . . . . . . . . . . A7 Community . . . . . . . . . . B1 School News . . . . . . . . . . B3 Faith . . . . . . . . . . . . . B4 Obituaries . . . . . . . . . . . B4 Classi eds . . . . . . . . . B6-B8 Mexico Beach music series B1

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Local A2 | The Star Thursday, September 5, 2013 By WES LOCHER 229-7843 |@PSJ_Star wlocher@star.com The Parker House and vacant city clerk position were the main topics at last week’s Mexico Beach City Council workshop. The city purchased the Parker House in mid-2011 with plans to turn it into the new city hall. Current ly, employees use a small refurbished bank building for all city hall operations. Shortly after the build ing was purchased, elec trical issues caused a re that did signicant damage to the structure, including a collapsed roof. Initial repair estimates for the building were $323,000 though it was later determined that it wasn’t nancially viable for the city to make the suggested repairs. As talks between the construction and insur ance companies went on, the cost continued to rise, rst to $440,000 then to $660,070. To-date the city has spent $140,000 on repairs and estimates it will take another $393,945 to com plete the project. Additional costs were incurred to bring the build ing up to commercial grade with updates to the elec tricity, windows and venti lation systems. The council will speak with a structural engineer before proceeding further with the project. The house holds signi cance for the community and was named after Char lie Parker who founded Mexico Beach in 1949. Park er was also the preacher at the city’s rst church and became the rst mayor of Mexico Beach. The council also dis cussed the still-vacant city clerk position. Applications had been accepted since the resigna tion of Sharon McGhee last month. The council had landed on ve candidates that they were interested in bringing in for interviews. While some candidates located in surrounding areas, others were as far away as Palm Coast, Chi cago and even Minnesota. The council immedi ately ran into roadblocks scheduling face-to-face in terviews due to current job responsibilities of the can didates or the prohibitive costs of airfare with less than a week’s notice. Councilman Jack Mul len made a motion to con duct phone interviews with strong candidates who were unable to travel to Mexico Beach, and then meet face-to-face with any candidates who showed potential. The motion failed when the rest of the council voiced a common prefer ence to only conduct faceto-face interviews. Mayor Al Cathey said that he preferred to meet people in person, while Councilwoman Tanya Cas tro cited potential Sunshine law issues if phone inter views couldn’t be heard by the public. Despite the difculty in getting qualied candidates in the same room as the council, the group decided that they would attempt to schedule interviews for the following week. 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 T o learn ho w y ou can suppor t our community ’ s univ ersity contact M ar y B eth Lo vingood at (850) 770-2108 or mblo vingood@pc.fsu.edu. THE CAMP AIGN FOR OUR C OMMUNIT Y ’S UNIVERSIT Y E ndo wment for T omorr o w ’ s J obs $4 ,50 0, 000 $50 0, 000 $1,50 0, 000 $2,50 0, 000 $3 ,50 0, 000 $4 ,50 0, 000 $0 $1, 000 000 $2, 000 000 $3 00 0, 000 $4 00 0, 000 $5 00 0, 000 GO AL R oll up y our sleev es and r oll do wn y our ener gy c osts W eather ization or sealing air leaks can sa v e up t o 40 per cent on heating and cooling bills C onditioned air mix es with outside air thr ough gaps in ex t er ior walls windo ws doors r oof s and oors wasting ener gy and mone y C aulk ing and w eather str ipping alle viat es draf ts and helps y our home f eel war mer when it's cold outside G o f or the most bene t with the least expense and w eather iz e y our home w w w .gc ec .c om or (850) 639.2216 (800) 333.9392 W h y? SPECIAL TO TT HE STAR The Parker House was purchased by the city with plans to turn it into the new city hall. Mexico Beach city council talks Parker house, city clerk Star Staff Report Two Port St. Joe residents were ar rested on drug charges following a traf c stop in Mexico Beach early Tuesday morning. Tierre Javazzia Ash and Willie Eu gene Jones were arrested after they were found in possession of marijuana and crack cocaine after the vehicle Ash was driving was stopped for a trafc infraction. Ash had 36 individually wrapped bags of marijuana and a plastic bag that contained crack cocaine, according to a report from the Mexico Beach Police Department. Jones had a small plastic bag con taining less than 20 grams of marijuana. A search of the vehicle revealed drug paraphernalia that included scales with marijuana residue, rolling papers and small empty clear bags. Ash was charged with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, pos session of drug paraphernalia, and pos session of a controlled substance; co caine. He was taken to the Bay County Jail. Jones was charged with possession of a controlled substance and issued a notice to appear prior to being released. A third occupant of the vehicle was not charged with any crime. The car, a 2007 Chevy Impala was seized for forfeiture proceedings. The Mexico Beach Police Depart ment was assisted by the Gulf County Sheriff’s Ofce and Panama City Police Department. Pair charged after MB trafc stop

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Local The Star| A3 Thursday, September 5, 2013 Over the course of the month, 10 contributors will be awarded gift cards for their participation. At the end of the month, one grand prize will be awarded that includes a week-long stay at a Barrier Dunes home courtesy of Gulf Coast Vacation Rentals, About Fun Charters will take the winners on a fourhour excursion of their choice, Dockside Seafood and Raw Bar will provide dinner for two, and travel expenses will be paid by the TDC, encouraging those from out of town to get in on the fun. “We’re visually highlighting Gulf County,” said Jenkins. “We’re going to get some chatter going.” The TDC will build awareness for the contest through e-blasts to their subscriber list of 24,000 people. They’ll be targeting female decision-makers, explorers and nature and pet lovers throughout Florida, Alabama and Georgia. The campaign will also be promoted through Facebook and Google Ads to reach the widest audience possible. Jenkins’ goal is to reach 900,000 people by the beginning of October. “People enjoy beautiful images,” said Perrin. “We wanted to explore what we could do with Pinterest in order to reach out to people.” Jenkins reported that the bed tax collection for July was up almost 8 percent from last year and the TDC has exceeded their revenue projections for the scal year with reports from August and September still pending. “The rain this summer made it iffy,” said Jenkins. “It shows that with strong marketing, messaging and what we have to offer as a destination, the weather didn’t deter our guests.”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xdfr B x… Dyfv $)0 $) ) 0/($ #% %%% Dyfv 5 xƒf ) )1&) 1 /) $( (")) /0 0 &) ) )( 9 4 5 4 HWY 9 8 BEA C ON HILL A T THE MEXIC O BEA CH CIT Y LIMIT S 8 5 0 6 4 7 8 3 1 0 THE T A H ILL ON C B EA 8 9 H WY 4 5 4 9 GREA T SELEC TION OF ALL Y OUR F A VORITE BEER WINE & SPIRIT S SOUTHERN SUND A Y BOT T OM S UP BAND IN THE CR O W’S NEST K ARA OKE RANDY ST ARK UPCOMING EVENTS ON THE POOP DECK MARKETING from page A1 for at the old Dime Store in his youth. They made sure he got meals, had the little things a boy needs. “I would never have made it except for the people in that dime store,” Smith said. “I will never forget Mr. Costin. Today I have sense of loyalty to St. Joe Hardware. I was raised to work.” The credit union, originally the St. Joe Papermakers Credit Union, to be joined by the Gulf County Teachers Association, becoming the Community Credit Union in 1998 and later Emerald Coast, was founded with similar beliefs. Employees helped customers, who until the teachers joined consisted of St. Joe Paper Company employees and immediate family, balance their checkbooks. The credit union established a phone exchange, called Timber Chatter and later Sandy Shores, which provided host of services. Customers called the number, dialed in a password and could check balances, accounts. The exchange spread to Wewahitchka, Mexico Beach and Eastpoint. The bookkeeping was all single-entry and the bookkeeper typically took the books home with her to nish the daily accounting. “They know people by name there,” Smith said. “You are not a number. We have done it in a small town. We have survived mergers. We have survived.” For a deposit as small as $5, one was a member. The board of directors, all volunteers, decided loans. “I think it was very tough for him to retire because he wants to help people so much,” Ramsey said. “It was a sensitive issue for him. He feels such an obligation to people and to his community. “What a blessing the community of Port St. Joe has. He is so graceful. He is that caring and compassionate of a man. He always de ects, and he is so involved in his community, changing oil for older ladies, putting money in people’s accounts when they need it.” But times change. The credit union has a website and an expanded building and more than 4,000 customers. The credit union must charge federally-mandated fees, and data processing has replaced single-entry accounting. There are moves afoot to make other changes in how directors are selected and paid and Smith sees that as the “ruin” of credit unions. “We strive to offer all the services that all credit unions have,” Smith said. “I will continue to help them but I don’t want to be involved in the day-to-day operations. “The credit union was an opportunity to help people. I want to see that hometown (feel) survive.” FILE PHOTO Independence on the Coast was never an event until Harry Lee Smith arrived as Uncle Sam. HELPING from page A1 Like us on THE PORT ST. JOE STAR

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OPINION www.starfl.com A Section Thursday, September 5, 2013 Page 4 Dont Give Us The Old we were bored Bunk! BORED? Are you kidding me? Listen, we didnt have TV, Rubix Cubes, mini-cams, ipads, laptops or cyberspace. Wed never heard of Hollywood Squares, Lets Make a Deal or Dancing with the Stars. We had to cook with a slow baking oven. You had to get in line and wait your turn at Genes Barber Shop. Time didnt move at all in December and January. But I dont ever remember one time, ever, in my whole life, being bored! God gave us that remarkable mind so we could enjoy life even on slow days. We invented ways to keep ourselves occupied. We could spend half an afternoon looking for four leaf clovers. And laying on our backs and picking out pirate ships, Indian faces and jumbo jets in the quick moving clouds would make any day roll along at a reasonable pace. Mundane some would say? Obviously, they never out four leaf clovered the entire neighborhood or found a Tyrannosaurs Rex in a puffy cumulus when the rest of the group could only see a rag doll face or an ordinary alarm clock. Those people who think the 1950s were simple times most likely didnt grow up back then! Wed throw rocks at a can on the top of a fence post. Wed climb the tallest tree we could nd and look for the big white silos out at Keco Mills. Wed sh for hours down at Archie Moores pond. When we realized the sh werent hungry, wed run those Black Angus cows into the water, grab a tail and see if they would ski us to the other side! Wed atten out cardboard boxes and slide down the steepest hill we could nd. We had crabapple wars and ag pole climbing contests. Me, Ricky Hale and Bobby Brewer had a pillow ght in our back bed room that lasted for three days. Wed hang around Bill Argos Gulf Station and listen to the grownups carry on about hog prices, the weather and the merits of a John Deere over an International Harvester. The lone phone hanging in the hall was for emergencies only. The World Wide Web consisted of all those people who were on your party line. YouTube was a rubber in ated tire insert that belonged to a friend. There was no such thing as uploading, downloading or sideloading. But brother, you stand around for a few minutes like you didnt have nothing to do and Daddy would put you to work un-loading! All-day baseball games, mumbleypeg and spitting at the crack were our national pastimes. Dark didnt slow us down. The re ies were out. The frogs couldnt see you slipping up on them. And a hide and go seek game could break out faster than you could kick the can. Even as we moved into the teenage years and learned that Niagara was more than just a starch, Hollywood was a real place and the world extended beyond our city limits, we didnt sit down and wring our hands at what we might be missing. We dove into the surroundings at our disposal with all the gusto we could muster. For some, it was high school football and basketball. The FFA Club had those cool blue jackets and they never stopped searching for a better way to grow soy beans. Our school band might not have actually stopped traf c by its size, but nobody out marched them, or played with more pride. And listen, heres the kicker, you know how we had been making fun of Susie, Pam and LaRenda for years? Remember how Vicki and Emily used to chase us down and thump us on the head and shoulders! Well, a strange metamorphous was taking place. I got to calling Jane Hill ... and talking algebra! When Charlotte Melton rode that big horse by the house, Id climb aboard like I was born to the saddle. I accidently wound up sitting by Ruth Ann Wiley in church week after week. We turned sixteen and they let us drive! Holy Cow! You talk about a whole nother avenue! The ball games werent con ned to the eld next door. No more walking to town! We could comb our hair back and cruise the Dairy Bar in style! We discovered good looking girls in Huntingdon, Camden and Trenton. If a teenager calls himself bored in this country today, he either aint too bright, or he doesnt have his looking glasses on. Life holds so much for them. The knowledge, information and eyeopening opportunities are endless. And the boundless energy of youth should be poised and ready to dance with a few stars. America, with all its faults, is still an extraordinary special place for growing, learning and living. I would trade places with any of them in a heartbeat. Just think of the possibilities ... The world, literally, is at their ngertips. There is no reason for them to be angry, upset, insolent, mean, unlearned, racist, bewildered or just plain loco. And yet, we read and hear of some horri c decisions a few of our youth are making today. My heart bleeds for them. Surely we havent given them too much too fast. Surely we havent left them too often to their own devices. Please tell me we havent ignored or misinterpreted their cries. And surely we havent stood by while some of our young people virtual realitized themselves right out of reality. Respectfully, Kes By Tom Adams Special to The Star During the weekend of Aug. 23 at the 17th annual MBARA king sh tournament, a reef was dedicated to our congressman Steve Southerland (R-FL, 2nd District) for his unending work for shermen and the economies of the panhandle of Florida and for all shermen in the United States for that matter! The reef dedicated to Rep. Southerland was donated by Bill Mulligan and Nate Odum, their families and the Mexico Beach Marina as a testament to the work being done by our Forgotten Coast congressional shing champion. Rep. Southerland also stopped by the Recreational shing Alliance-(RFA) to show his support for the organization and the work that the RFA is doing in Washington (with the help of Steve Southerland and other Congressmen) to get our shing seasons back. Of course, this work has made Rep. Southerland a target for the people in organizations like the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF), Pew Environment Group, Oceans Conservancy and others including national political action committee called Oceans Champions based in California these are groups working to take away our right to sh to give away the resource to a select few sh barons that are directly backed by the environmental organizations (EDF in particular.) You may have seen articles published many times by Jim Clements or one of his aliases, like Capt. Jimss Charters(Capt. Clements he is not a licensed charter captain in the state nor does he have federal Permits as a charter captain, but that didnt stop him from securing the web domain www.captainjimscharters. co m in 2012 and spending $7,500 on anti-Southerland billboards in Panama City, Apalachicola, Crawfordville, and Tallahassee prior to the last election under that particular alias.) IRS records show that EDF and their political action committee (EDF Action Fund) have invested close to a million dollars during the past 3-1/2 years on establishing their own shing organizations, including Capt. Clements Gulf of Mexico Reef Fish Shareholders Alliance, as well as the Gulf Fishermens Association and South Atlantic Fishermens Association. Why you ask? In an effort to manipulate the public and legislators into thinking that privatizing our public marine resource is in the best interest of the public. Essentially, the money is being spent to take away our natural resource the sh and divvy it all up amongst a few well-connected individual shing quota (IFQ) owners. In fact, EDF has recently gone public with their belief that sh tags should be purchased by all shermen, commercial, charter or head boat operators, even private anglers. Now thanks to a new program that has already been pushed through the Gulf Council and NOAA by the EDF, Our snapper seasons will be even shorter this coming year and the next. They are giving a portion of our red snapper to a select few head boat operators to sh for year round, while the rest of us shermen get a 27 day season. Why do we stand by like lambs being led to slaughter and just accept these atrocities? We have to join together and ght back, or soon, we will not be shing at all! Imagine what Panhandle shing will look like in the future when the average angler will be forced to purchase a share in order to go out and catch a snapper or grouper and possibly any other popular species of sh down the road. In spite of the EDFbacked push to stop recreational shing as we know it today, RFA is working closely with Rep. Steve Southerland and others in Washington to stop this effort dead in its tracks. RFA is really expanding on both coasts of Florida now, with Rick Hale pushing hard for members in his hometown of Jacksonville and all the way south, while representing the Gulf coast we have Capt Buddy Bradham in the Tampa area and the chairman of Florida West Coast RFA and myself chairing our Forgotten Coast efforts in the Port St. Joe-Mexico Beach area. Nationally, the RFA is represented by Boardelect Nate Odum of Mexico Beach Marina, as well as Panama City resident and longtime RFA Board member Jamie Wilkinson (along with fellow Floridian Jack Holmes of the Southern King sh Association). Together, we are working on gathering fresh ideas for shermen to build a group large enough to have the loudest voice on Capitol Hill. Much the same as the NRA is for the second amend, the RFA was founded as a political action organization designated a 501(c)(4) with a singular, unchanged mission to protect the rights of saltwater anglers and recreational shing business owners, while also ensuring that there are plenty of sh! We want our shing seasons back thats why RFA Florida is asking fellow anglers in the state to join the RFA today, to help keep Rep. Steve Southerland in of ce, to beat back the environmental groups who are trying to take away our public resource, and to ght for our right to sh in Americas saltwaters! Tom Adams is a charter boat captain operating out of Port St. Joe. Why our Red Snapper seasons are getting shorter? We are often faced with situations where we are forced to say, I cant put it into words. The words we are searching for may relate to joy, sadness or the look on a dogs face when you catch him with the kitchen trash strewn all over the oor and wearing the now bottomless trash bag as some sort of Hawaiian lei. Finding the right word or words can often be dif cult. My second child has been working on her college essays that you send along with your application and test scores and other things to convince them that you are wonderful. Folks often pay a lot of money for tickets to see sporting events and concerts. One thing I might not mind paying to see is these decision makers going through the process of deciding who gets in their school and who gets the scholarship money. I often wonder if they just take a pile of these applications and throw them in the air and then randomly pick up the number they need from the oor. After having taught undergraduate and graduate mathematics courses for many years, I still dont understand the process or logic behind the nal decisions. Anyway, my daughter had been struggling with one of the essay topics. My advice has always been just start writing about something you enjoy, then go back and change it a little to t the topic. My children dont listen to that kind of advice from me. Its probably a good thing. This daughter who will be starting to college in a year loves to read and enjoys writing. Of my three children, she is the only one who ever bothers to read my stories. She will even critique them and correct some of the many grammatical issues I may or may not have made on purpose. You get to an age and place where you can honestly say, I did that on purpose, for effect. Every night she goes to bed with her glasses on in the middle of a book. If I could change one thing about my education, it would be to have taken the time to read more when I was young. Now, Im more apt to read something I should have read in high school or college than anything you will nd on the best sellers list. In other words, Im trying to catch up. The topic she was struggling with had something to do with describing your favorite place and how it makes you feel. My daughter is not going to try to guess what the decision makers want to see, she will write about her favorite place and they can like it or not. That type of stubbornness makes her Daddy proud. She had nally gured out where her favorite place would be; somewhere back in time, probably way before she was born. My daughter reads about history and the folks who made it. The only conclusion I could make was that she was going back in time. Back in the 1980s Michael J. Fox played the role of Marty McFly in Back to the Future. There was time travel and silliness and honestly it was very entertaining. Im sure my daughter has no intentions of time travel or even writing about it. She simply enjoys the thought of being there when it happened. She loves history and enjoys reading and writing about it. She wants to major in history and be involved with museums and such (for now). Children change their minds, so do adults. The idea of going back in time is actually very appealing to most of us I would think. We would all like to see people again and perhaps change some decisions. I was in bed when she came and told me about this burden being lifted (on what to write about). It is nice to have a teenager that will tell you things that are on their mind. I stayed awake for most of the night, not thinking about Marty McFly, but about how nice it feels to have a seventeen year-old daughter who will share her thoughts with you. That, and the way she says museum. She says it differently that I do, she says something that sounds like muzim. Not the way I say it, but I love to hear her say it. There are some things I dont have any trouble with putting into words. I love my childrens differences and similarities. Read more stories at www.CranksMyTractor. com. A Night at the Museum HUNKER DOWN Kesley Colbert CRANKS MY TRACTOR BN Heard 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. 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Once requirements are dened, a contract for the permitting work can be ne gotiated, Pitts said. “A lot of work goes into meeting with the agen cies,” said Billy Perry with Hatch Mott MacDonald, the port’s engineering rm whose team is serving as point on the permitting ef fort. “What we hope to take away is identication of any specialized studies the agencies want.” The goal, Perry said, would be to submit an ap plication that is complete and does not require the agencies to come back with a request for additional information. “Hatch Mott MacDonald worked on the permit for the canal dredging and got no (Requests for Additional Information), which caught the attention of the Florida Ports Council,” Pitts said, adding Ports Council staff was impressed with the quick permitting. Receiving any RAIs, Perry said, is what would bog down the process, and the Port of Port St. Joe is attempting to permit and fund dredging within the next 18-24 months. “This is a pretty signi cant endeavor,” Perry said. “It is a very aggressive (timeline). We want to be able to vet out issues and rene the scope (quickly).” The urgency on the sea grass study is that such studies must be completed between March and Sep tember and reviewed by a National Marine Fisher ies Service eld survey in September. If the port misses that window a seagrass survey and in turn approval from the National Marine Fish eries Service could not be completed until 2014. “If you miss those win dows, it pushes you a year off,” Perry said. To move ahead with the pre-application meeting and seagrass survey, how ever, another agreement must be forthcoming; this from the St. Joe Company in the form of a pledge to pay the 25 percent for fund ing the permitting process, Pitts said. St. Joe has indicated a willingness to handle that expense, which is estimat ed to run about $250,000, but establishing a process for the money transfers – the state would reimburse the Port Authority which would reimburse St. Joe for funds paid out on the front end – has taken time. “Before we can move ahead with tasks we must have an agreement with St. Joe on cash up front,” Pitts said. “There is condence everything is going to move forward.” Port attorney Tom Gib son is to have an agree ment with St. Joe in front of port commissioners for approval by the Sept. 11 bimonthly meeting. Hatch Mott MacDonald has agreed to move ahead with its tasks while the pay ment process is worked out, Perry said, adding that the company, which has long worked with the port, be lieves in the project and the positive change in dynam ics for development since the Port Authority and St. Joe partnered last year. The seagrass survey will cost $36,100 and the pre-application meeting will cost $50,000, which includes preparation of documents demonstrat ing the economic need for the project, documenta tion on channel location and depth, schematics and other materials. “This is an extremely important part of the proj ect and it will have a great deal of impact on whether you have success or you don’t have success,” Perry said. “We won’t feel it will be successful unless this is permitted and we have ship trafc through the port.” Foreclosure hearing The issues pertaining to the foreclosure pro ceeding against the Port Authority involving the barge terminal land along the Intracoastal Canal was heard last week by a Cir cuit Court judge. Capital City Bank is at tempting to foreclose on a $4.2 million mortgage on the 67-acre parcel. The Port Authority is ar guing that it lacked the au thority to mortgage public land in the rst place with out a public referendum. The judge will issue a ruling at a later date. Capital City Bank of cials turned down a late of fer from the Port Authority, port attorney Tom Gibson said. The port had offered to reinstate a full pledge to pay the outstanding loan – port commissioners have repeatedly voice their in tent to fully pay the debt – in return for a promise from Capital City Bank to stop foreclosure and allow the port time to bring ten ants and revenue. Daily Lunch & Dinner Specials OPEN 7 Days 11:00 AM 10:00 PM ET 7008 Hwy 98 St. Joe Beach, FL 32456 (850) 647-6167 dZDO@S dGDgbOen FO d @BOSOen dg^^SGUGWe @S d GDgbOen OWDZUG dd O 8{|€tŠv„ l„t 4t’€ N… ?vv …Š 8… Fx N… Svs …“vŠ L @ nSG d ^GGF b OW L Z @ eeZ b WGn @ e S @ l 4‡l€ls{ |s…€l9 ?K  ƒ6 ; , ; 6, 0  ƒ6 ; , ; ; ?4 \ yŠ€l”pv€€…’{ 0„v  Send your letters to : LETTERS TO THE EDITOR P.O. Box 308 Port St. Joe, FL 32457 Fax: 850-227-7212 Email: tcroft@star.com Comments from our readers in the form of letters to the editor or a guest column are solicited and encouraged. A newspaper’s editorial page should be a forum where differing ideas and opinions are exchanged. All letters and guest columns must be signed and should include the address and phone number of the author. The street address and phone number are for verication and will not be published. Letters must be in good taste and The Star reserves the right to edit letters for correctness and style. S HARE Y o O U r R OPINIONs S Local The Star| A5 Thursday, September 5, 2013 By TIM CROFT 227-7827 |@PSJ_Star tcroft@star.com The macro and the micro were identied last week as the Port St. Joe Port Authority board crafted a fundraising campaign. Port Authority chairman Leonard Costin urged com missioners for more than a month to plan a community campaign aimed at provid ing the minimum operat ing capital for the coming scal year. But commissioners also agreed with board mem ber Eugene Rafeld who said the state and federal governments need to be partners if the community is going to join the effort to develop the Port of Port St. Joe into an operating developer of the region’s economics. “How can you ask the people of this town to sup port us if the powers that be won’t,” Rafeld said. “There are lot of people hurting here. If our govern ment isn’t going to back us, what are we doing here? “This is a regional concept worth billions of dollars.” The key in the shortterm, Rafeld said, is right in front of the Port Author ity – dredging of the deep water shipping channel. With the expansion of the Panama Canal which should be completed in the next two years and the increase in trafc that al ready is bursting existing Florida ports at the seams, Rafeld said there was real opportunity for the Port of Port St. Joe to become a beacon for smaller vessels, a niche port. “We are going to get a win if we get this channel dredged,” Rafeld said. “But without the chan nel dredged to 35 feet, my gut feeling is the port will never happen. And if we don’t have the support of the (government), how do we ask the small guy for support.” The port, several com missioners noted, is deal ing with a chicken-egg dilemma. Until port development comes, a return on invest ment is elusive. But until the investment arrives, specically to dredge the channel, the odds for de velopment remain elusive. And dredging will only happen with state and federal government sup port, both in dollars and in speeding the permitting for the dredging along. “This is a dire need pri ority,” Rafeld said. “This is not about Port St. Joe. This is a regional conict that could bring thousands and thousands of jobs.” Rafeld identied an upcoming regional meet ing of the Florida Chamber of Commerce to be held in Port St. Joe in November as an opportunity to bring economic development stakeholders and regula tory agencies to the table to determine a path ahead and a web of assistance for the port. Rafeld further said that all local stakeholders, from the cities to the county to the Chamber to the EDA to business owners to St. Joe need to join at the table. The port effort is a com munity effort, for the fu ture, Rafeld has repeat edly stated. Port Authority chair Leonard Costin has long sought funding from the state, primarily to fund basic operations, but said that from Gov. Rick Scott on down the mantra is what is the return on investment in the Port of Port St. Joe? He said he’s had very little success raising op erational money – port di rector Tommy Pitts earns $1 a month and assistant Nadine Lee is forgoing any salary – but dredging money is likely going to be available. “You’ve got to have someone manning the ship,” Rafeld said. And Dane Caldwell of St. Joe offered a counter to the return on investment argument. “What’s the return on non-investment?” Caldwell said, noting the region had been one of economic con cern to the state for much of a decade. “The whole region is wanting to stand on its feet. What is the re turn in not investing in the port?” Board member Patrick Jones said the port should tell a story from the stand point of what has been in vested and what needs to be invested. He said the longer the port infrastruc ture remains unaddressed, the more the loss from pri or investment. The port has already seen millions in state and federal investment. “There is investment al ready made and a loss from inaction,” Jones said. Costin emphasized that in addition to long-term funding for items such as dredging, the Port Author ity faces a more short-term issue in the lack of operat ing revenue. The port, Costin said, will be out of money in roughly a month. Over the rst six months of the coming scal year, $15,000 is needed to maintain operations. Costin said his goal would be to establish a separate bank account to deposit local contributions and use the money — “We would have to micro-man age for a bit,” Costin said — to meet operational expenses. “I understand the big picture, but we are not go ing to be able to start the conversation on the big picture unless we do this little bit now,” Costin said. The Port Authority di vided community outreach among commissioners. They will approach poten tial corporate sponsors and other organizations in a position to assist. Costin and EDA presi dent Guerry Magidson have already pledged $500. Board member Jessica Rish indicated Preble Rish Engineers was also willing to assist. “We all here believe this is worth it,” Jones said. “We have to sell that to people.” Port commissioners hone outreach campaign DREDGING from page AA 1 T i I M C roft ROFT | The Star State ofcials visited the Port of Port St. Joe last year.

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Email outdoors news to tcroft@ star .com O UTDOORS www.starfl.com Section Section A Both beautiful and fragrant, the plumeria is beloved by people around the world. The plumeria, a.k.a. frangipani, are owering plants in the dogbane family native to South and Central America and the Caribbean. Plumeria will grow vigorously and bloom regularly and profusely when they receive at least six hours of sun per day and an ample amount of the proper fertilizers. They must be planted in highly organic fast draining soil or in beds with adequate drainage. Plumeria can be grown as container plants here. The pot may be sunk in the ground to give the effect of a landscape plant or placed in an indoor or outdoor grouping. During the winter, plumeria require very little care. When temperatures drop below 50 degrees at night, bring the plant inside and remove the leaves. Store in a cool dry place and do not water more than once a month. Don’t allow temperatures to fall below freezing in the storage area. Propagate plumeria from cuttings of lea ess stem tips in spring. Allow the cutting to dry at the base before planting in well-drained soil Plumeria is named in honor of the seventeenthcentury French botanist Charles Plumier, who traveled to the New World documenting many plant and animal species. Plumeria is related to the oleander, and the sap of both shrubs is mildly toxic. Contact with the sap may irritate eyes and skin. In traditional Indian medicine, some plumeria species are considered purgatives or remedies for diarrhea and to treat in ammation, rheumatism, tumors and gonorrhea. Extracts of plumeria are also used in perfumes and incense. Indian incenses containing plumeria have “Champa” in their name. Hawaiians use the fragrant owers to make leis, and plumeria are considered a symbol of everything good. In Malay folklore, the scent of the plumeria is associated with vampires. There, frangipani trees are often planted in cemeteries. Plumeria is also planted in cemeteries in Indonesia and the Philippines, where it is associated with ghosts and spirits. Plumeria are associated with temples in both Hindu and Buddhist cultures. For Hindus, the plant symbolized devotion and dedication. For Buddhists, it is the symbol of immortality. In the Victorian language of owers, plumeria symbolizes beauty, charm and grace. In Tahiti, Fiji, Samoa, Hawaii and New Zealand, women wear plumeria to indicate their relationship status. Women seeking mates tuck the ower over the right ear and those who have a lover wear it over the left. Plumeria is the national ower of both Nicaragua and Laos. For more information about this plant, visit the website of the International Plumeria Society at www.plumeria. org. Monda y T hursda y 7A M 6PM (EST ) F rida y S a tur da y 7A M 7PM (EST ) BWO H unti ng H e a dq u a r ters : CAMO AR RIV ING DAIL Y 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 S ept 05 90 75 30 % F ri, S ept 06 87 75 30 % S a t S ept 07 86 73 40 % Sun, S ept 08 85 74 10 % M on, S ept 09 86 74 0 % T ues S ept 10 85 73 10 % W ed S ept 11 85 73 0 % Thursday, September 5, 2013 Page 6 SPONSORED BY Inshore Offshore Gag grouper are starting to show up in shallow water this week. Good reports from Mexico Beach and south of the Cape are coming in daily. Live pinfish or now, live finger mullet are great baits and plentiful still. Kingfish are still hanging out around near shore structures and in the channels as well. A few flounder have been caught in 20 feet of water this week, so the fall feeding patterns are taking effect. Redfish have invaded our coast this week and the past weekend. Many good slot-sized fish have been caught under the George Tapper Bridge using all types of bait, however, tides will be a factor here. Scallops are still plentiful as we enter into the last month of the season. Presnell’s channel, the pot holes and the dog end channel are all holding good sized shells right now. BUDS ‘N’ BUGS Lois Swoboda Fragrant plumeria loved around the world By TOM BAIRD Special to The Star When one thinks of saltwater sh, in all likelihood, types such as marlin, jacks, red sh and shark come to mind. People are usually less familiar with small marsh and beach shes that everyone encounters on a trip to the shore. These little shes, which rarely get larger than 3 inches, are important food for the large shes. On a trip to the bay or beach you will see schools of small grey, tan or silvery sh darting and feeding in shallow water. Though some of these might be schools of juvenile shes that will mature to be sport or commercial sh species, most schools you will see on a rising tide are killi sh. Take off your shoes and wade into a few inches of shallow water, then stand still long enough, and the killi sh will come and nibble on bits of debris that have settled on your feet and ankles. The saltmarsh or Gulf killi sh, Fundulus grandis, is also called the mudminnow and mummichog, depending on where one is and who is talking. By whatever common name, it is one of the toughest sh known. Most shes live within narrow boundaries of salinity (how much salt is dissolved in the water) temperature and dissolved oxygen. The killi sh can withstand a wide range of salinities. It survives in anything from freshwater to full-strength saltwater. It is subjected to these extremes in its natural habitat, salt marshes and tidal creeks. At the same time, it is able to withstand temperatures from almost freezing to 104 degrees F. It will burrow in the mud during freezing weather, which is probably the basis of one of its common names, mudminnow. Since it often gets trapped in tide pools, it would die if it could not tolerate high water temperatures. There is often little oxygen in the water in salt marshes during hot summer days. Here, the killi sh will sometimes gulp air at the surface in an attempt to obtain oxygen for its gills. It is equipped to take just about anything nature can hand it and survive. In addition to natural extremes, it is able to survive numerous handlings and be dropped during study without apparent harm. They are transported easily, making them good aquarium and bait sh. One researcher even carried one in a wet sock, by mistake, for three hours, and it was still alive. Though these little natives are hardy and do well in a salt water aquarium, they are not to be confused with a whole range of brightly colored commercial aquarium sh that are also called killi sh. Because it is so tough, more experiments have been done on saltwater killi sh than almost any other species. It holds the distinction of being the rst sh in space when fertilized eggs were sent on a Skylab mission to study embryological development in near zero gravity. The killi sh exists in large numbers, is easily collected at the shore or in tide pools, and lives well in captivity. To the biology student and researcher, it is an undemanding, cooperative subject. The Gulf killi sh is currently being used to test the effects of oil and oil dispersants on the physiology of marine species. This tough little sh is being called upon to help us understand the risks and consequences of undersea oil extraction and disasters such as the Deepwater Horizon oil spill and what the longlasting effects may be on the marine ecosystem. The saltmarsh killi sh is an opportunist that can live on almost any diet. Its natural food is mostly detritus (dead plant and animal matter), with animal material added as it is caught. They will prey on little grass shrimp and mosquito larvae. The killi sh feeds constantly out of necessity for it lacks a true stomach. This is unusual in the sh world. The killi sh possesses only a straight digestive tube. The lack of a stomach makes it easier for the killi sh to starve, however, since the supply of food in a saltmarsh is abundant, the little sh does not normally encounter this problem. Killi sh need healthy saltmarshes, for they lay their eggs in the branch areas of saltmarsh cordgrass or in empty shells in grassy areas during periods of extreme high tides (called spring tides, they occur on the new and full moon every month, not just the spring of the year). Their breeding patterns are similar to the grunion of the Paci c coast. The breeding season is from April to October with the males taking on brilliant colors at this time. When the spring tides occur, the normally drab males take on a deep blue along their back and ns with yellow-orange margins. They are so colorful and active at this time that you would hardly think it is the same sh. They court the females aggressively until mating occurs. Gulf killi sh range from the coast of Texas to the west coast of Florida. They are also present on the east coast of the state down to Cuba. A closely related species is the Longnose killi sh, Fundulus similis, which also has similar habits but enjoys a larger range, reaching down to coastal Central America and northern South America. So the next time you are wading in the shallows of St. Joseph Bay or Indian Pass or any of the tidal creeks and see a school of small sh feeding along the margins, give a tip of your hat to one of the toughest sh around – the Gulf killi sh. Tom Baird has been a sheries biologist, high school and community college teacher (oceanography and microbiology), director of a science and environmental center, teacher of science and principal in Pinellas County as well as an educational consultant. He retired from the Florida Department of Education and he and his wife divide their time between Tallahassee and Cape San Blas. Saltmarsh killi sh: Tiny but tough sh Like us on THE PORT ST. JOE STAR Plumeria can be grown as container plants here. The pot may be sunk in the ground to give the effect of a landscape plant or placed in an indoor or outdoor grouping. During the winter, plumeria require very little care. When temperatures drop below 50 degrees at night, bring the plant inside and remove the leaves. Store in a cool dry place and do not water more than once a month.

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PORT ST. JOE WEWAHITCHKA PORT ST. JOE WEWAHITCHKA S PORTS www.starfl.com A Section Page 7 Thursday, September 5, 2013 By TIM CROFT 227-7827 |@PSJ_Star tcroft@star .com In a matchup billed as size versus speed, speed emphatically won. Port St. Joe racked up more than 420 yards of total offense, more than 360 on the ground, and countered county rival Wewahitchka’s distinct size advantage en route to 45-20 victory at Gator Field in the regular-season opener for both teams. The Tiger Sharks were led by Natrone Lee who carried 12 times for 175 yards, shedding two or three tacklers with nearly every run. But Lee had plenty of support. Dwayne Griggs added 61 yards and a touchdown rushing and a 51-yard touchdown reception. Cole Cryderman rushed for 64 yards and a touchdown and Carter Thacker had 46 on just four carries, including a 44-yard touchdown scamper. Port St. Joe was also stout on defense, corralling the dual back eld threat of quarterback Rashard Ranie and fullback Javar Hill for most of the night. Hill had 96 rushing yards and a touchdown, but was inconsistent throughout. Ranie never had room to operate, nishing with 47 rushing yards after running for more than 200 in last week’s Kickoff Classic. Ranie was 4 of 13 for 80 yards passing. The Gators did themselves no favors by turning the ball over on fumbles ve times. “I thought we played real hard,” Port St. Joe coach Chuck Gannon said. “I thought they would try to hammer us with Ranie and Hill, but I thought we did a real good job of swarming to the ball. “We knew we were going to be tested. We had a bit of gut-check this afternoon. But I thought that was more the team we thought we had. This was 360 degrees from last week in the Kickoff Classic.” The game got away from the Gators in the second quarter as Port St. Joe demonstrated its quick-strike capabilities. The teams traded touchdowns early, Drew Lacour drawing rst blood for Port St. Joe on a quarterback sneak and the Gators answering when Ranie found Tad Gaskin behind the defense on a 39-yard crossing route. Three plays later, though, Thacker went untouched on a belly trap play for a 44-yard touchdown. The Tiger Sharks held Wewahitchka to three-and-out and on the rst play of the ensuing drive Griggs lined up wide left and caught a perfect strike from Ethan Sander in stride, decked two defenders and scored on a 54yard play. The Gators were forced to punt again, but the snap was bobbled and Reggie Smith recovered for Port St. Joe at the Gator 19. Lee swept left and four tacklers were grasping air as he darted through the tackle hole to score and the Tiger Sharks were up 29-6. “We got off to a bad start and that killed us, but they are just a better team. We are just not a good team,” Wewahitchka coach Dennis Kizziah said. Issac Madrid breathed some life into Wewahitchka when he scooped up a Griggs fumble and rambled 71 yards for the touchdown. Four plays later, though, Cryderman scored from the 9 and Port St. Joe went into the locker room at intermission up 35-14. After a 30-minute weather delay after halftime, Port St. Joe came out controlling the ball and melting the clock. Lacour added a 27-yard eld goal and Griggs a rushing touchdown for Port St. Joe before Hill scored from 14 late for the Gators. Star Staff Report The Lady Tiger Sharks of Port St. Joe Jr./ Sr. High School won their home volleyball opener last week against West Gadsden. The Lady Tiger Sharks won easily 3-0 with game scores of 25-8, 25-7 and 25-12. Senior Nicole Endres again led the team in kills with four. Sophomore Callie Fleshren went 13 for 13 for 100 percent accuracy in serves. Stephanie Brinkmeier had three attacks and three kills for a 100 percent hitting ef ciency. By WES LOCHER 229-7843 |@PSJ_Star wlocher@star .com Some people run for their health, others to clear their minds, but on Nov. 3, county attorney Jeremy Novak will run the ING New York City Marathon to raise money for the Sacred Heart Hospital on the Gulf Guild. Novak has had friends and family affected by cancer and saw a great opportunity to raise money for those suffering from cancer locally. Currently, cancer patients who live in Gulf County must travel to Panama City for chemotherapy, radiation treatments or prescreening. Novak believes that by raising money to make those options available through Sacred Heart will provide patients with convenience and comfort. Novak practices law both privately and for the county and wouldn’t put “marathon runner” on his next resume, but that won’t stop him from returning to the event he rst completed four years ago. “I’m not a runner. I have no business doing this,” laughed Novak. His devotion to the cause is what will take Novak on a 26.2 mile run across Manhattan, Central Park and all ve boroughs of New York. While he said that he could raise funds for the American Cancer Society, Novak wants to ensure that large corporations don’t take a chunk of the money so he decided to donate right to the source. “I know people who were blessed to have early detection,” he said. “I want the money to stay in Gulf County.” Novak has set up a donation account online to raise funds through the website CrowdRise.com. His goal is to raise $5,000 for the Guild and he’s over halfway there. Residents and businesses who wish to support Novak can log onto the website and pledge for each mile of the marathon. Whereas four years ago he had to send letters and take donations by mail, the internet has made the process much more streamlined and ef cient. “Friends, family and local businesses have been tremendous in their support,” he said. “It’s amazing how easy it is to get the word out.” In addition to local donations Novak said that he’s shocked at the support he’s received from people he doesn’t even know. Supporters from California, Indiana, Pennsylvania and New Jersey have all donated to his cause. During his previous marathon experience, Novak was able to raise several thousand dollars to keep his local Kiwanis Club going. This time, his desire to run to support the Sacred Heart Guild is fueled by more than a good cause; he also considers it fate. Novak said that he was born in a Sacred Heart Hospital as were his brothers, and his grandfather was a doctor in one for many years. Needless to say, Novak was thrilled when a branch of the hospital landed in his backyard three years ago. Last year’s NYC Marathon was canceled due to uninvited guest Hurricane Sandy, so Novak anticipates an extra-large turnout for this year’s event. “It’s going to be a special year,” said Novak. “There’s always so much energy on the streets.” He described his rst experience with the NYC Marathon as “inspiring.” It was there that he ran alongside thousands of other runners from all walks of life, some of which were in wheelchairs, on crutches, were elderly, amputees and some who were completely blind and ran alongside a guide. “The spirit is incredible,” said Novak. Novak and his wife, Kellee relocated to Port St. Joe from New Jersey 10 years ago and he’s excited that his family will be in New York to cheer him on as he runs. To prepare for the big run, Novak has spent the past few months conditioning, running 20-25 miles a week. He runs along old Highway 98 in St. Joe Beach, which allows him to enjoy the view while he trains for the big day. The Sacred Heart Hospital on the Gulf Guild is a volunteer organization that hosts fundraisers for health-related needs in the community. The Guild will receive funds from Novak’s run to be used locally for cancer screening and to purchase hospital equipment that will bene t cancer patients. The Guild does not provide chemotherapy or radiation treatment but aims to support the hospital in any measures to make the services available. Donations to support Novak’s marathon run can be made online at www. crowdrise.com/jeremynovak or by calling Paulina Pendarvis at 850-229-5601. SPECIAL TO THE STAR Each year, 47,000 runners tackle the New York City Marathon and on Nov. 3, city attorney Jeremy Novak will be one of them. Port St. Joe beats West Gadsden City attorney on the run for good cause Like us on THE PORT ST. JOE STAR GAME NOTES: • The Wewahitchka size advantage was re ected on the rosters. The Gators elded eight players weighing 230 pounds for more; Port St. Joe had two. Wewahitchka had two others over 225 pounds; Port St. Joe had six other players over 200 pounds, none over 220. • Port St. Joe punted just one time. The Tiger Sharks lost three fumbles and were stopped on downs once when quarterback Drew Lacour fumbled and recovered a snap from center, resulting in no gain. • From 4:12 of the rst quarter, when Wewahitchka scored to take a 7-6 lead, until the 11:48 mark of the second quarter, Port St. Joe ran ve plays from scrimmage and scored 23 unanswered points. The Tiger Sharks scored on plays of 44, 54 and 19 yards and twice scored on two-point conversions. • Backup quarterback Ethan Sander had just a single pass for Port St. Joe but it was big. Running back Dwayne Griggs sprinted to line up wide left and was picked up in single coverage by Wewahitchka. Sander hit a streaking Griggs down the sideline with a perfect strike and Griggs shook off two tacklers to score. •A weather delay was called just as halftime ended, sending both teams back to the locker room. The delay was caused by lightning in the area and while the sky lit up in the distance, ran never fell and game action resumed after a delay of 33 minutes. • The crowd was huge for the annual county rivalry. Both home and visitors stands were packed and spectators completely surrounded the fence around the eld. Even after a 30-minute weather delay, the majority of the crowd remained. • Port St. Joe enjoyed a 259 advantage in rst downs. • Port St. Joe had 10 different backs carry the ball and ve score touchdowns. There were 14 carries of at least 10 yards. Wewahitchka travels to Cottondale for a 7:30 p.m. CT start on Friday while Port St. Joe hosts Panama City Bay at 7:30 p.m. ET at Shark Field. Port St. Joe swamps Gators MALLORY PEAK | Special to The Star Dwayne Griggs (1) had 115 total offensive yards and two touchdowns. WAYNE TAYLOR | Special to The Star Cole Cryderman (44) pounded out 64 yards between the tackles.

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Local A8 | The Star Thursday, September 5, 2013 After holding title for 15 years, the Foundation then provides, under appropriate circumstances, for renters to purchase their units. The major task for the city is to deed the land, which was donated by the St. Joe Company and designated for affordable housing, over to Paces. City commissioners decided, with approval from the Paces folks, to wait on transfer of the land until after the announcement of any award of tax credits. “If it is not approved (this year) we will turn it around and submit it until it is,” Haymond said. A market study commissioned by the Foundation indicated an existing estimated need for 74 family housing units as well as a substantial need for senior units. The Foundation is determining the economic feasibility of various unit counts to determine the number of units to be built in the rst phase. The MOU contemplates that this would be an initial phase of affordable housing and future development of affordable housing will be linked to overall growth in the county and city markets in the coming years. Lighthouse relocation bids The bids for relocation of the Cape San Blas Lighthouse were opened last week and the city is gazing at a bill well in excess of assembled funds. While eight rms picked up bid packets and attended the pre-bid conference, only two, Worth Contracting, Inc. and Cathey Construction, submitted sealed bids by last Thursday. The low bid, from Worth, came in at $520,000 to move the four city-owned structures – the lighthouse, two keepers’ quarters and oil house – and erect them at George Core Park. The bid is to move the structures over roadway. “This is for moving and setting up the structures,” said city manager Jim Anderson. “They would be bringing it by road. The costs of lowering power lines is not included.” Initial estimates from Duke Energy peg that cost at $150,000-$300,000. Mayor Mel Magidson has indicated that discussions with the utility indicated no willingness to donate the expense. The city is short the amount for the move alone by an estimated $100,000 or more. The state appropriated $325,000 for the effort to relocate the lighthouse and structures and a fundraising campaign by the St. Joseph Historical Society has brought in $40,000-$50,000. The Port St. Joe Redevelopment Agency secured a $30,000 grant and matched it. The city received an extension of time from the federal government to move the structures. Originally the deadline expired in late August but the date was pushed back to January. City manager Jim Anderson said city staff and engineers Preble Rish were reviewing the bids – “It is quite a complex package” – and determining whether there was room to work with the contractor to bring the price down or whether bids might be tossed and the project rebid. Interlocal agreement City commissioners approved an interlocal agreement with the county that amends a previous agreement concerning the annexation of WindMark Beach. City commissioners approved language stating that county residents would be charged the same as city residents for water and sewer – critical for the Board of County Commissioners – and otherwise validated amendments approved by the county. Among those would be deeding over the TDC Welcome Center building to the county, assuming re ghting responsibilities in Oak Grove and establishing a water rescue unit along coastal areas within the city. Water line replacement in NPSJ Finally receiving a notice to proceed from USDA Rural Development on a project to replace sidewalks on Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd., the city is now poised to proceed with much-needed water line replacement on the north end of town. The water line replacement, part of the initial phase of replacement, had been held up for at least two months as the city awaited word on the separate MLK sidewalk project. Since the two projects involved replacement of infrastructure, the water line replacement was put on hold pending approval of the sidewalk project. The PSJRA received grant funding for the sidewalk work, which is aimed at improving the aesthetics and access to the business district in the neighborhood of North Port St. Joe. The water line replacement along Avenues B, C and D, between MLK and Battle Street, were cut out from the initial phase of water line replacement to allow the city to apply for a Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) of $650,000 to complete the project. The CDBG provides funding that allows the city to avoid taking on additional debt while it replaces some 20 miles of aging pipe. With the okay from USDA on the sidewalk project, Bruce Ballister with the Apalachee Regional Planning Council, indicated that the water line replacement would begin in the fall, the bid being likely awarded in October. That would allow time for the city to submit an application for the next CDBG cycle Ballister indicated a rule change was pushing back the window for application to January – to secure a grant for the second phase of water line replacement in North Port St. Joe. “We could be nished with the North Port St. Joe project by next year,” Ballister said. “We should see improved water quality as pipes are replaced.” H e l p M a ke a D i f f e r e n c e .... 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C OMMUNITY www.starfl.com B Page 1 Section Thursday, September 5, 2013 “Trivia Fun” with Wilson Casey, Guinness World Record Holder from Woodruff, S.C., is published in more than 500 newspapers across the country and is a weekly feature in The Port St. Joe Star. 1) Whose dad became the rst-ever American citizen ordained as a Buddhist monk? Beyonce, Uma Thurman, Cher, Mae West 2) What’s the yo-yo trick when it’s thrown down and stays down? Sleeper, Walk the dog, Pinwheel, Rock the baby 3) Who runs or ran Philtrum Press, a small publishing company? Hillary Clinton, Pat Robertson, Pat Sajak, Stephen King 4) When Life magazine debuted in 1936, what was its cover price? Nickel, Dime, Quarter, 50 cents 5) What car was Global Motors associated with in the 1980s? DeLorean, Yugo, Rambler, Renault 6) Whose nickname is “Pearl of the Antilles”? Cuba, Madeira, Hawaii, Nova Scotia 7) In 1947 what honoree said, “I want to thank everyone for making this night necessary”? Berra, Cooper, Lindbergh, Truman 8) What is the most common name for counties in the U.S.? Washington, Madison, Jefferson, Lincoln 9) Excluding Alaska which state has the most roadless area? Wyoming, Colorado, California, Utah 10) Which tire company developed the “Tiger Paws” mascot? Cooper, Uniroyal, Goodyear, Firestone 11) The world’s rst speed limit was in 1903 England at what m.p.h.? 3, 7, 11, 20 12) Which University of Texas campus became accredited as the nation’s rst to offer belly dancing? Austin, Tyler, Arlington, Brownsville 13) What kind of Ferrari did Thomas Magnum (Tom Selleck) drive in the popular TV series? 110 XT, 308 GTB, 397 RS, 630 S 14) Where is the National Hobo Convention that elects a king and queen of the road? Iowa, Texas, Pennsylvania, Georgia ANSWERS 1) Uma Thurman. 2) Sleeper. 3) Stephen King. 4) Dime. 5) Yugo. 6) Cuba. 7) Berra. 8) Washington. 9) California. 10) Uniroyal. 11) 20. 12) Arlington. 13) 308 GTB. 14) Iowa. Trivia Fun Wilson Casey WC@Trivia Guy.com By WES LOCHER 229-7843 |@PSJ_Star wlocher@star .com The Wewahitchka Medical Center has always aimed to deliver high levels of primary care and with the addition of a new doctor; they’ve doubled their ability to do so. Dr. Angel Cortes joined the team in April but brings 13 years of medical experience to the Wewahitchka Medical Center Originally born in Chicago, Cortes’ family moved to Puerto Rico when he was very young. There he attended primary school and eventually enrolled in Puerto Rico State University where he studied biology. Cortes grew up alongside classmates who changed their ideal career paths about as often as they changed their socks, but he always had a clear vision for his future plans. “I always said I was going to be a doctor,” said Cortes with a smile. After getting his Bachelor’s degree in 1992, he relocated to Mexico and attended medical school at the Autonomous University of Guadalajara. It was there that he met his future wife, who is also a doctor. After completing medical school the couple moved back to Puerto Rico where Cortes opened his own private of ce. Unhappy with the health care system in Puerto Rico and the endless amount of administrative work that came with it, Cortes returned to Mexico where he taught urology at his alma mater while seeking out employment in the United States. After interviewing with North Florida Medical Centers he was offered a position in Wewahitchka. He began his employment and took the rst step toward getting back to what he believed he was best at: treating patients. “I’m going to give to the patient what the patient needs,” Cortes said. “I’m focused on people’s problems and solving them.” Cortes has a rm belief in patient education as much as treatment and said he spends additional with patients to ensure that they understand how to properly manage their conditions. “My years working in Mexico taught me not to depend on medical studies,” said Cortes. “I look for signs Cortes, Rubin lead medical center care TIM CROFT | The Star The next Salt Air Farmer’s Market will be held on Saturday, Sept. 7, at City Commons Park in Port St. Joe. Farmers from around North Florida and Georgia will have fresh produce for purchase and vendors will sell homemade crafts and jewelry. The Salt Air Farmer’s Market promotes a sustainable food system on Florida’s Forgotten Coast. The Market runs from 9 a.m. ET until 1 p.m. WES LOCHER | The Star Wewahitchka Medical Center manager Katrina Saunders with ve-year employee Ann Rubin, PA-C, and the latest addition, Dr. Angel Cortes. See PRIMARY B5 By WES LOCHER 229-7843 |@PSJ_Star wlocher@star .com For four graduates of the Gulf County Workforce Board’s Ladder program, it was a day of new beginnings. In partnership with the Jessie Ball duPont Foundation, each year economically disadvantaged young adults, ages 18-21, in North Port St. Joe learn the basics of banking, public speaking and job interview preparation. Students also complete the 12-week Dale Carnegie Training that includes intensive training on team member WES LOCHER | The Star The latest graduates of the Gulf County Workforce Board Ladder program celebrated their achievements over lunch. Ladder graduates celebrate achievements By WES LOCHER 229-7843 |@PSJ_Star wlocher@star .com As the weather cools and fall arrives, Mexico Beach is heating up with a September concert series that will feature area talent each Thursday at Sunset Park. Music in the Park started in 2005, and attendees of the family-friendly event are encouraged to bring chairs, blankets and coolers to each concert. “It offers visitors and residents the opportunity to enjoy great talent and an amazing sunset,” said Community Development Council executive director Kimberly Shoaf. “It’s a really laid back event.” This year’s lineup includes 2004 Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Jerry Salley with Bo Spring on Sept. 5, Heat and the Zydeco Gents Sept. 12, Rockin’ Randall and the Gang will take the stage Sept. 19 and Nashville sensations Charlie and Dana Black will round out the concert series Sept. 19. “We try to get bands that are local to the area or have visited in the past and been a hit,” said Shoaf. At the kickoff event Sept. 5, the Mexico Beach Volunteer Fire Department will be serving up free hot dogs, chips and drinks. Donations will be accepted. Each concert is 6-8 p.m. CT. Parking is available at the El Governor Motel on U.S. Highway 98. SPECIAL TO THE STAR Mexico Beach will hold their annual Music in the Park concert series every Thursday in September. Mexico Beach holds music in the park See GRADUATES B5 SALT AIR MARKET

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My tips on late summer gardening was provided by Emeritus Extension Horticulture Specialist Dr. Robert Black, of the University of Florida, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences. If you’re growing roses, it’s a good idea to prune them late in August. Remove the healthy top growth, as well as the dead twigs and branches, and any diseased, injured, thin, or spindly growth. Shorten the main canes and lateral branches. Leave at least half the length of each main cane that’s one to three years old. If you follow these pruning recommendations the rst owers can be expected in eight or nine weeks. These owers will be larger than they could have grown without the pruning. If you’re growing mums or poinsettias, this is the last month that should pinch these plants to increase blooms we’ve talked about this before, so you may remember that pinching back the stem tips will increase branching, and promote heavier owering in the late fall. But don’t wait too long before you do this. Otherwise you’ll be pinching off the ower buds instead of the stem tips and this will reduce the number of owers that bloom in the fall. August is also the time to pinch off some the buds on our camellias. As soon as you can distinguish the rounded ower buds from the pointed vegetative bud, twist off all but one of the ower buds at each tip. The remaining bud should develop into a large ower, so be very careful not to injure it. Some owers, such as Sasanquas and Japonicas, are valued for their large number of blooms and don’t need to be pinched. Many common ornamental, such as Oleander, Hydrangeas, and Azaleas can be propagated by cuttings this time of year. For Azaleas, take tip cuttings, three to ve inches long, with several leaves still attached. Place the cutting in a rooting medium, and keep them moist by covering them with a plastic bag, or using a mist system. Many rooting mediums can be used. The most common are sand, and mixtures of peat and perlite. You may want to use a rooting hormone to hasten root growth. If you have any cold sensitive ornamentals in your landscape, you might think about rooting a few cuttings before winter, and keeping the young plants in a protected place. That way, if your ornamental plant freezes, you’ll have replacement for the spring. If you want to plant things during August or early September, you might try bulbs of Louisiana Iris, Ginger, Crinums, Daylilies, Amaryllis, and Zephyr Lilies. You can still plant wood ornamentals as well, but hurry up so that they’ll have a chance to become well established before the winter comes. Now is also the time to plan for your winter annuals, such as baby’s breath, calendulas, and pansies. Start ordering your seeds and preparing the ower beds. Keep a careful watch for insect on your lawn and shrubbery. Late summer is when chinch bugs and mole crickets are very active on lawns, and white ies, scales, aphids, and caterpillars are damaging ornamentals. For more information on late summer tips contact the Gulf County Extension Service @ 6393200 or visit our website: http://gulf.ifas.u.edu Some tips for summer gardening R oO Y LEE CA rR TE rR County extension director Special to the Star Boy Scout Troop 47 in Port St. Joe would like to extend an open invitation to any home-schooled boy ages 11 to 17 in the surrounding area. Scouting provides a great opportunity for boys being homeschooled to use Boy Scouts of America as an elective. Scouting gives them the necessary skills to learn about God and Country. We do a lot of traveling and train the scouts how to survive. We compete against other troops at camp-o-rees. There are over 100 merit badges that can be earned and are part of home school curriculum. Come join us 3:30 until 5 p.m. ET on Thursdays at the Scout Hut, 2368 Oak Grove Road or call me Ken Watson at 850-731-1100. “Be prepared”; Troop 47, Port St. Joe. Boys 11-17 invited to join Scouts Star Staff Report Gulf County Senior Citizens, located at 120 Library Drive in Port St. Joe, is asking for donations of nonperishable foods for our low-income seniors such as juice, canned tuna & chicken, soup or vegetables. Small inexpensive bingo prizes are always needed for our clients that love to play bingo several times a week. Also needed are donations of items for arts and crafts. We provide a hot nutritious noon meal Monday through Friday to seniors 60 and over. Transportation may be available to our meal sites. Anyone interested in coming to our sites in Port St. Joe or Wewahitchka for meals and activities or who would like to donate any of the items noted above may call Debbie at 229-8466. Senior Citizens needs your help Cancer support group forming Special to The Star “You have cancer,” are some of the most dreaded words in the English language. Usually when a patient hears that pronouncement, the shock leaves her or him in a benumbed state. You are taking in the words, but the reality of the disease and the inherent decisions that will need to be made are not quite comprehensible yet. “What kind of cancer do I have? What stage is my cancer in? What is my prognosis? What kind of treatment is recommended for the cancer I have? Do I need a second opinion? What are my chances of cure and what is my long term survival rate?” These are all questions that you need to ask your physician, but there are so many other questions that come to mind as you process your diagnosis, decide upon treatment plans, where to have your surgeries, radiation and/or chemotherapy. And all of these important decisions don’t even address the mental anguish the patient is experiencing as each decision is faced. Only someone who has been through the same ordeal can truly relate to what the patient is feeling. That is the reason for a support group, a unit of people who have experienced the same thing. A support group for cancer survivors, those currently undergoing treatments and their families and caregivers is being organized. The support group will meet at 5:30 p.m. ET rst Mondays upstairs at Capital City Bank. Everyone is invited to attend. Special to The Star The Charles Whitehead Public Library in Wewahitchka and the University of Florida-Gulf County Extension 4-H Club are offering craft classes for youth ages 10 and up at the library. The rst class will be a beginners knitting class from 4-6 p.m. CT Tuesday, Sept. 10. The class will teach the basics of knitting while making a 9-by-9-inch washcloth. Project materials will be provided courtesy of the extension ofce. Class size is limited. All those who wish to participate must register in advance for the class by Sept. 6. For more information or class registration, call Melanie Taylor at the Gulf County Extension Ofce at 639-3200 or the Wewahitchka Public Library at 639-2419. Craft classes available at your local library

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Education Encore of fers non-credit enrichment classes for adults on a vari ety of topics. “We have a saying, you are never too old to learn,” said Jim Barr, coordinator of Education Encore. “There are no tests, no grades, no stress, just fun.” Registration for Educa tion Encore begins at 1 p.m. ET on Wednesday, Sept. 18 in Building A, Room 101, at the Gulf/Franklin Center. Registration is rst-come, rst-served. Classes will be held on six consecutive Wednes days, beginning Sept. 25 and continuing through Oct. 30. Classes are being of fered in three morning time periods, from 8:30 a.m. to 12 noon, making it possible for a student to take three classes during this year’s Encore. In fact, the fee is based on each student having ac cess to all three classes each Wednesday. The goal of Education Encore, Barr said, is to pro vide a learning environment that is fun, lively and offers diversity, insight and wis dom in which adults explore new ideas. If you have been to col lege, Barr said, this is an opportunity to re-live the college experience. If you have not attended college, this is an opportunity to live the college experience. “Just as exercising the body keeps one physically t—exercising the mind keeps one mentally t,” he added. The courses offered at the Gulf/Franklin Center in clude basic computer skills, digital camera, drawing, creative writing, chair yoga, Tai Chi, home repair, acrylic painting, yoga and others. The fee for participants is $66 for the six-week pro gram, which includes three classes on each of the six Wednesdays. To browse the selection of classes offered, visit the website at www.gulfcoast. edu/EducationEncore or for more information call 872-3823 or email Barr at jbarr@gulfcoast.edu. As Barr said, “Don’t miss this great opportunity to continue your education or pursue a longtime inter est. You are never too old to learn.” Education Encore back at Gulf/Franklin Center this month TIM CROFt T | The Star Education Encore, offering an array of non-credit classes for adults, begins at the Gulf/Franklin Center in the coming weeks. Port St. Joe Elementary School; front row, Ta’Niyah Bryan, Sha’Nari Woodruff, JC Kennedy, Boston McGhee. Back row, Eli Filder, Danica Kelly, Israel Goldsborough, Zek Bailey, Brittany Hanson. DAZZLING DOLPHINS Special to The Star Students of all ages at Faith Christian School are taught Biblical prin ciples, academics, and life skills. In addition to con cepts being taught through traditional teaching techniques, stu dents also learn through hands on activities. Science can be one of the most fun subjects to learn as students can absorb new concepts through experiments. Miss Brandy’s sec ond grade students demonstrate a science project with worms. Will worms live in sand or will they bur row into the ground looking for a moist environment? FCS second grade students know! This “hands on” activity is one of many in the class rooms of FCS and serves to enrich a student’s learning experience. Special to The StarPP anama City, FL FL – The Visual & Performing Arts Division of Gulf Coast State Col lege and Ponce 500 Planta tion will present “Flor500.” The exhibit features paint ing, drawing, photography, sculpture and ceramics cre ated by the artists of Region One, as well as a participa tory drawing session and lecture by Xavier Cortada. Flor500 is a nature, art and history project originat ed by Miami artist Cortada to commemorate Florida’s quincentennial in 2013. The project marks the impor tance of when the history of our state changed forever and gives us a glimpse of what its landscape was like ve hundred years ago. A team of scientists selected 500 owers that were in Florida at the time Ponce de Leon landed; the ow ers were then divided into eight regions throughout the state. Next, 500 Florida artists were asked to depict one of the owers from their respective region. In conjunction with the exhibit, Ponce 500 Planta tion will plant a wild ower garden. The Plantation has carved out a resident plot for a Flor500 wildower gar den that Cortada and local Flor500 artists helped plant on Aug. 23. “Our Ponce Plantation and the Flor500 projects re ally complement each other and we are delighted to add a permanent wildower gar den to the mix,” said Ronnie Barnes, plantation lead. “We are thrilled to be at the intersection of agriculture and art.” Barnes added that local artist Heather Parker worked hard to organize lo cal artists to gallery their Flor500 art at Gulf Coast State College and it was an organic t. The work will be on dis play in the Amelia Center Main Gallery (Room 112) until Sept. 12. Gallery hours are 10a.m. until 4 p.m. CT, Monday through Thurs day. For more information, please contact Pavel Am romin at pamromin@gulf coast.edu or call 769-1551 ext. 4874. Hands-on learning. Worms! GCSC presents ‘Flor500’ art exhibit, lecture !' !""" % % % % *B O ARD CER TIFIED CIVIL TRI AL L A WYER O F CO UNS EL "!" " & $"!'( The Lion’s Tale

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The program includes lmed interviews with two artists who experienced the loss of loved ones and coped through their art. Loss can be devastating, says Lifetree Caf representative Craig Cable. In this program, well share our stories of loss with people who careand consider how we can become stronger through tragedy. This hour of discovery and discussion is for anyone whos experienced loss. Admission to the 60-minute event is free. Snacks and beverages are available. Lifetree Caf is located at 1602 U.S. Highway 98 in Mexico Beach across from El Governor Motel. Lifetree Caf is a place where people gather for conversation about life and faith in a casual coffeehouse-type setting. Questions about Lifetree may be directed to Gary Grubb at 334-806-5667 or lwclifetreecafe@ fairpoint.net. Highland View Baptist Homecoming Sept. 8 The Highland View Baptist Church will hold its 33rd annual Homecoming at 10:30 a.m. ET on Sunday, Sept. 8. The church will be celebrating 62 years of ministry and would like to extend an invitation to members, past members and anyone in the community to join them on this special day. Former interim pastor Bro. Charles Scott will be the guest speaker and there will be several special musical presentations. There will be a covered dish lunch in the Church Fellowship Hall following the service. The church is located at 310 Ling Street in Highland View. Thursday, September 5, 2013 FAITH Page B4 This business invites you to visit the church of your choice this week. www.starfl.com Salvation is free to share The Fathers heart was deeply pained when Jesus hung on that tree. Yet through His sacri ce, He won our pardon and hope of victory. Those who believe have eternal life, and strength to endure earths hardships and strife. If you dont know Jesus, what hope is there then? Could it be you put home in an earthly friend? This folks is where Christians come in, were to share our hope with a lost earthly friend. Since salvation and hope are free my friend, why dont we share it a little more then? Billy Johnson Mr. Curtis H. Padgett, Jr, 67, of Carrabelle, passed away Thursday evening at his home. He was born and raised in Miami, but considered Starke, Fla., to be his home. He retired as Maintenance Supervisor for Winn Dixie Stores. He loved to fish. Mr. Padgett is survived by his wife, Jackie Padgett of Carrabelle; sons, David Padgett of Carrabelle, and Bobby Padgett and wife Carol of Valdosta; grandsons, Sebastian and Schyler; stepson, Josh Sharp and wife Stephanie of Thomasville; grandchildren, Julia and Anna; sisters, Brenda Ordway and husband Paul of Mountain View, Mo., and Linda Hedding and husband Norman of Starke, Fla. At his request no services are scheduled. Comforter Funeral Home is entrusted with final arrangements. Curtis H. Padgett Mary Ellen (Thames) Zagorski, 90, of Mexico Beach, passed away Friday, August 30, 2013, at the Bridge At Bay St. Joe in Port St. Joe, Fla. Mrs. Zagorski was born March 26, 1923, in Chipley, Fla., the daughter of W. T. and Mae Ona (Scoggins) Thames. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Bill, four sisters, one brother, and one half-brother. She is survived by one half-sister and one half-brother and several nieces and nephews. Local survivors are her niece, Dorothy Burge and her nephew Robert Nedley. A memorial service will be at Holly Hill Cemetery on Friday, Sept. 6, 2013, at 10:30 a.m. E.D.T. Those who wish may make donations in her memory to the St. Joseph Bay Humane Society, 1007 Tenth St., Port St. Joe, FL 32456, or to a charity of your choice. Services were provided by Comforter Funeral Home. Mary Ellen (Thames) Zagorski Obituaries Mr. LC Dewayne (Buddy) Wood, Jr., age 63, of Hosford, passed away Monday, Sept. 2, 2013, in Hosford. Buddy was born on July 28, 1950, in Port St. Joe and had lived in Hosford since 1990, coming from Carrabelle. He was a commercial shrimper by trade and had a great love for animals, owers and could make anything grow. Survivors include two sons, Anthony Dewayne Wood and his wife, Cheree, of Carrabelle and Allen Dean Wood of Carrabelle; one daughter, Melanie Dawn Wood of Panama City; one brother, John Anthony Wood of Hosford; three sisters, Shirley Colvin of Hosford, Susan Lowrey of Wewahitchka and Linda Shoemaker and her husband, Ralph, of Kinard; four grandchildren, Ethan Taylor, Isabella Wood Hicks, Peyton Wood and Rylan Wood; and numerous nieces, nephews and other family members. At Buddys request, there will be no service. A celebration of Buddys life will be at 11 a.m. ET Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013, at the Liberty County Senior Citizens in Bristol. Memorialization will be by cremation. In lieu of owers the family requests donations may be made to help with funeral expenses. All arrangements under the direction of Marlon Peavy at Peavy Funeral Home in Blountstown. LC Dewayne (Buddy) Wood, Jr. Faith BRIEFS

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You have to know your patients.” Cortes currently lives in Tallahassee with his wife. They have a son, 17, and daughter, 13. In his limited free time, Cortes said that he enjoys reading, trying new foods and spending time with his family. Cortes joined Ann Rubin a physician’s assistant and ve-year employee of the medical center. Rubin is a resident of Port St. Joe who grew up in Tallahassee. She became in terested in a career in medi cine when, at a young age, a close friend passed away from anemia. Rubin said that she want ed to help the friend, but her inability to do so led to her enrolling at the University of Florida where she received her Bachelor’s degree in re hab counseling. After graduating, she took a position in Tallahas see teaching biology and physics at a high school. After two years of teach ing she moved to Port St. Joe and spent a year teaching at Wewahitchka High School before she left to pursue her Master’s degree from Nova Southeastern University in Ft. Lauderdale. Before she left for her second round of school, Ru bin told her friends and co workers that she’d be back. Rubin was true to her word and after completing her studies; she made her way back to Gulf County and for many years was the only physician for primary care at the Wewahitchka Medical Center. “I like the area,” said Ru bin. “I like the people here. Everyone’s very friendly.” Much Cortes, Rubin places a strong emphasis on preventative health. She en courages her patients to get regular physicals and colo noscopies in order to catch possible problems before they can develop into some thing worse. “You have to make sure that everything is getting taken care of,” Rubin said. In her free time, Rubin enjoys shing and playing golf, though she claimed that she isn’t very good at either one. Last year, she and her husband welcomed the birth of their rst child, a son. Center manager Ka trina Saunders said she was pleased to have Cortes on board and praised him for his interest in his patients. She said that she enjoyed watching Cortes and Ru bin work so well with one another. “I see them collaborat ing and sharing knowledge,” said Saunders. “Their ap proaches may seem dif ferent, but their desire for patient health is the same. I’m probably being spoiled by their dedication to what they do.” The Wewahitchka Medi cal center is a Federally Qualied Health Care Cen ter that has operated for 35 years. They accept Medicaid, Medicare and have a sliding fee scale for patients without insurance. The center offers same day appointments, over night lab work and is seek ing a licensed clinical social worker in order to offer men tal health services to the community. GRADUATES from page B1 By CHRIS BEATTY Special to The Star The Florida Wild Mammal Association (FWMA), a wildlife rehabilitation center in Crawfordville, is sponsoring a fund raiser photo contest. This year two new categories have been added black and white and mac ro. The other categories are bird, other wildlife, landscape, ower/plant life and altered. Bird photos can be of any bird in any activity or behavior; other wildlife photos can be any wild animal other than birds. Altered photos can be of any wildlife that has been altered via tools in Photo shop or other similar software. The sub ject must still be recognizable. Macro photos are extreme close-up photography, in which the size of the sub ject in the photograph is greater than life size. Photo subjects can be anywhere in the world. Entry fee is $10 per category and up to three entries may be submitted. In the interest of encouraging more young photographers to participate, there is no entry fee for age 17 and under. Either printed or digital entries will be accepted. Printed entries can be mailed to the FWMA, 198 Edgar Poole Rd., Craw fordville FL 32327, or dropped off at the Port St. Joe Star, 135 W. U.S. Highway 98, Port St. Joe, or the Wakulla News, at 3119A, Crawfordville Road., Crawfordville. Digital entries should be emailed to fw maeast@aol.com. Entries must be postmarked or re ceived no later than Oct. 15. Blind judging will be done by a team of local photogra phers. Winners will be notied by Nov. 15, and all entrants will receive an email shortly thereafter. Entrants willing to donate their photo entries will generate additional funds for the animals when the photos are subsequently sold. Category winners will be invited to visit the rehabilitation facility, with op portunities to photograph the wildlife in residence and in care. All winning images will be exhibited in a public location, to be announced, and all entries will be avail able for viewing on the FWMA Facebook and website. They will also be included in the subsequent FWMA newsletter. The rst overall winning photograph that includes wildlife will be used for the 2014 FWMA thank-you cards, and the second overall winning photograph that includes wildlife will be used for the 2014 FWMA brochure. All entries will be considered for use on the 2013 FWMA Christmas card. In addition, the category winners will receive an FWMA t-shirt and other donated prizes. Certicates will be awarded to all winners. See complete instructions on the FWMA Facebook page. For folks not on Facebook, there is a link on the FWMA website www.wakullawildlife.org. Anyone without Internet access can call (850) 5107583 to get a copy of the instructions. FWMA, in operation since 1994, takes in about 1,000 animals yearly. It is a nonprot organization that depends totally on grants and individual donations to support the funding needs. Recently, de mands for rehabilitation have increased while resources have decreased. All en try fees from this contest will be used for current needs at the center. FWMA has limited fundraisers this year, so let’s make this a great one! Pick out some of your super shots and share them with us for the animals. FWMA sponsoring wildlife photo contest DANA MARTIN | Special to The Star SS tar S S taff R R eports PSJHS Class of 1973 reunion The Port St. Joe High School Class of 1973 will begin its 40th class reunion at 6 p.m. ET Sept. 27 at Frank Pate Park with an “Old Fashion” picnic. Pictures will be taken at sunset on the city pier. The celebration will continue Sept. 28 with a friendly round of golf at about noon for those interested. Others are thinking of trying their skills at paddle-boarding in the bay. The reunion will come to an end at 5 p.m. with a dinner at Ronnie B’s. Any classmate who has not been contacted, please contact Lee Anna Parrish at 227-5647 or parrishteacher@yahoo. com. Wewahitchka High School all-class reunion 2013 An All-Class Reunion for Wewahitchka High School will be at 10:30 a.m. CT Oct. 19 at the Honeyville Community Center. Everyone in the community is invited, so make plans to come and enjoy seeing old friends and catching up with one another. We would like to get the word out to everyone, so please pass along this information to any classmate/friend you have contact with. If you would like to attend, send a check for $17 (per person) to Dianne (Lester) Semmes, 1730 County Road 386 N., Wewahitchka, FL 32465. For more information, contact Semmes at 6395345 (home) or 227-6425 (cell), or via email at Wewamama@yahoo.com. Food and beverages will be provided, but donations of desserts are requested. The deadline for checks is Oct. 7. Reunions engagement, leadership development, sales effec tiveness, customer service, process improvement and presentation effectiveness. “The program is a good second chance,” said Workforce Board case manager Barry Hand. “It helps students from an ed ucational and self-esteem standpoint.” The program is in its second year and prepares students for careers in the military or provides a rst step toward community college or barber school. This year, Dr. Renee Coffey, a psychologist, was hired to assist Hand in the program. She led individ ual and group counseling sessions, trained students on goal setting and life skill planning. “I loved it and it was a real honor,” said Coffey. “It’s amazing opportunity for young people.” Coffey said that the pro gram is perfect for those who want to get into the workforce but don’t know where to start. Hand and Coffey agreed that it was their goal to walk them through the process and show them that it’s possi ble to succeed in a career. “It’s a serious commit ment, but it’s an awesome program,” said Hand. “We want to help you.” In addition to job skills training the program can also help students com plete their GED or obtain a driver’s license. The graduates celebrat ed their achievement on Friday with a reception at the Gulf Coast State Col lege Gulf/Franklin Center with a luncheon. Students were congratulated by Hand and Coffey along with County Commissioner Tan Smiley. The goal of Gulf County Workforce Board is to pro vide leadership, oversight, guidance and assistance to institutions and individu als by delivering training and workforce services in order to meet the employ ment needs of Bay, Gulf, and Franklin Counties.

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Local B6 | The Star Thursday, September 5, 2013 T rades & Ser v ices GET Y OUR AD IN CALL T OD A Y! 227-7847 GET Y OUR AD IN! 227-7847 229-1324 PR OFESSION AL F LOOR CARE, I N C R esidential and Commercial Carpet and Upholstery Cleaning S erving the entire Gulf Coast area Ceramic T ile and Grout Cleaning R Vs Cars T rucks V ans 24 Hour E mer genc y W ater E xtraction 4510158 Special to The Star The Volunteer Guild at Sacred Heart Hospital on the Gulf recently present ed a $3,400 donation to the hospital in support of a two of patient care initiatives. “The Sacred Heart Hos pital on the Gulf Guild is honored to provide their rst two distributions of funding for equipment from the proceeds of the gift shop at the hospital and the Guild’s annual Holiday Spectacular,” said Sylvia Whaley, Guild board president. The Sacred Heart on the Guild unanimously ap proved providing $2,700 for the purpose of purchasing a clinical grade IV therapy (IVT) recliner for the grow ing IVT service. The new chair will accommodate patients’ comfort, ease of use for the clinician and re duce the use of linens – as the chair surface can be sanitized. The second distribution was $750 in seed funding for a department fundrais er that will result in aid to uninsured patients requir ing mammography screen ings in Sacred Heart on the Gulf’s Women’s Center. “Our volunteers have a tremendous impact on the care and hospitality pro vided every day at Sacred Heart Hospital on the Gulf,” said Roger Hall, president. “They selessly give of their time and talents and often serve as advocates for advancements in the patient care experience. We certainly would not be the same hospital without our dedicated volunteers!” Sacred Heart Volunteer Guild Around 85 commu nity members and winter guests volunteer at Sacred Heart Hospital on the Gulf every year, providing over 10,000 hours of service and adding a personal touch to everyone who enters the hospital. The rewards of volunteering are as individ ual as each volunteer, and all volunteers enjoy meal vouchers, free u vaccines and an open invitation to participate in Sacred Heart’s special events. The Volunteer Guild rais es funds through annual membership dues and pro ceeds from the Gift Shop at Sacred Heart Hospital on the Gulf. The Guild’s larg est fundraising event is the annual Holiday Spectacu lar Sale each winter, which features holiday dcor and gifts. For more informa tion about the Volunteer Guild, please contact Kara Rish, membership chair for the Sacred Heart Hos pital on the Gulf Guild, at kara12563@aol.com. For more information about volunteering at Sacred Heart, please contact the volunteer information line at 229-5762. Sacred Heart Guild supports hospital initiatives with donation Special to The Star Sacred Heart Hospital on the Gulf’s associate mission council will be col lecting phones for “Cell Phones for Soldiers.” Cell Phones for Soldiers is a nonprot organization that turns old cell phones into minutes of prepaid calling cards for U.S. troops sta tioned overseas. Phones are sent to ReCellular, which pays “Cell Phones for Soldiers” enough to provide one hour of talk time for each recycled cell phone. Any and all cell phones are accepted. Sacred Heart Hospi tal on the Gulf’s Associ ate Mission Council wel comes donations from the community. “Bring your phone to the hospital and we will be happy to forward them toward a good purpose,” said Jeff Ryan, hospital chaplain. Collection boxes are lo cated in the main lobby of the hospital. The collec tion will run through Sep tember and October. Final dropoffs should be made before Oct. 31. In addition to health fairs and educational programs, Sacred Heart Hospital on the Gulf lives out its mission to serve those in need through the good will of the associates. Each year, a committee of associates spearheads as many as 12 mission activi ties for fellow associates to participate. Annual events include a fall food drive, school drives and road clean up. “At Sacred Heart, giving is ingrained in our culture, providing more than care to those who visit our fa cility. We are a part of the community,” said Kathy Chastain, Chief Nursing Ofcer. Ryan explained, “You can erase all personal data from your phone by access ing http://www.recellular. com/recycling/data_eras er/default.asp through the internet. They will provide step by step directions on how to erase your personal information from your do nated phone.” Sacred Heart participating in cell phone drive for soldiers B6 | The Star Thursday, September 5, 2013 CLASSIFIEDS 92330 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 13-59-CA CAPITAL CITY BANK, Plaintiff, vs. JASON LEE NAUS, TAMEKA LEIGH NAUS, and UNKNOWN TENANT(S), Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE is given pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated August 27th, 2013, in Case No. 13-59-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 JASON LEE NAUS, TAMEKA LEIGH NAUS 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 26th, 2013, the property set forth in the Final Judgment of Foreclosure and more particularly described as follows: Commencing at the Northwest corner of SW 1/4 of SW 1/4 of Section 32, Twp 5 South, Range 11 West, and run West for 400 feet to the West side of County Road, thence run South for 360 feet, for the Point of Beginning. Thence run West for 350 feet, thence run South for 240 feet, thence run East for 350 feet to the West side of the County Road, thence run North for 240 feet to the Point of Beginning. This land lying and being in the SE 1/4 of SE 1/4 of Section 31, Township 5 South, Range 11 West, Gulf County, Florida. 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 28th, 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 Drive Tallahassee, Florida 32308 September 5, 12, 2013 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 92316S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION Case No.: 2010-CA-000450 Federal National Mortgage Association (“FNMA”) Plaintiff, vs. Robert Ray Woodham a/k/a Robert R. Woodham and Melody Kay Woodham a/k/a Melody K. Woodham, Husband and Wife; Emerald Coast Federal Credit Union, f/k/a Saint Joe Papermakers Federal Credit Union; Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., as Nominee for CitiBank, N.A.; Mary Lou Lease, a/k/a Mary Lou Summerlot; Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order dated August 27th, 2013 entered in Civil Case No. 2010-CA-000450 of the Circuit Court of the 14th Judicial Circuit in and for Gulf County, Florida, wherein Federal National Mortgage Association (“FNMA”), Plaintiff and Robert Ray Woodham a/k/a Robert R. Woodham and Melody Kay Woodham a/k/a Melody K. Woodham, Husband and Wife are defendant(s), I, Clerk of Court, Rebecca L. Norris, will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash AT THE FRONT DESK OF THE GULF COUNTY COURTHOUSE, LOCATED AT 1000 5TH STREET, PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA, AT 11:00 A.M. on September 26, 2013 the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to-wit: LOT 2 OF ROCHELLE ESTATES, AN ADDITION TO OAK GROVE SUBDIVISION BEING A PORTION OF SECTION 13, TOWNSHIP 8 SOUTH, RANGE 11 WEST, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA, ACCORDING TO THE OFFIICAL MAP ON FILE IN THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT, OF GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA, IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 12. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the ADA Coordinator by mail at P.O. Box 1089, Panama City, FL 32402 at (850) 747-5338, at least seven (7) days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than seven (7) days. If you are hearing impaired, call 711. Rebecca L. Norris Clerk of Circuit Court Gulf County, Florida By: BA Baxter Deputy Clerk of Court Submitted by: ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF: SHAPIRO, FISHMAN & GACHE’, LLP 2424 North Federal Highway, Suite 360 Boca Raton, FL 33431 (561) 998-6700 (561) 998-6707 10-191685 FC01 WCC September 5, 12, 2013 92318S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 12000142CAAXMX M & T BANK, Plaintiff, vs. MICHAEL T BARROW; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF MICHAEL T BARROW; JENNIFER S. BARROW; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF JENNIFER S. BARROW; THE VILLAGE AT PORT SAINT JOE HOMEOWNERS’ ASSOCIATION, INC.; UNKNOWN TENANT #1; UNKNOWN TENANT #2; Defendant(s) NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to a Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the above-styled cause, in the Circuit Court of Gulf County, Florida, I will sell the property situated in Gulf County, Florida, described as: Lot 18, THE VILLAGE AT PORT ST. JOE, according to the plat thereof, as recorded in Plat Book 4, Page 11, of the Public Records of Gulf County, Florida. A/K/A 1005 Palm Blvd Port St. Joe, FL 32456 at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, at south entrance of the courthouse, 1000 Cecil Consit Blvd, Port St. Joe, FL 32456 at 11:00 a.m. ET, on September 26, 2013. 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. Witness, my hand and seal of this court on the 28th day of August, 2013. REBECCA NORRIS CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT By: BA Baxter Deputy Clerk THIS INSTRUMENT PREPARED BY: Law Offices of Daniel C. Consuegra 9204 King Palm Drive Tampa, FL 33619-1328 Attorneys for Plaintiff File No 126069-ajp2 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 Court Administration at P.O. Box 826, Marianna, Florida, 32447. Phone number 850-718-0026, Email: ADARequest@ jud14.flcourts.org. Hearing & Voice Impaired: 1-800-955-8771 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. September 5, 12, 2013 92324S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 23-2008-CA000209 U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION Plaintiff, vs. EDWARD V. DOUGLASS A/K/A EDWARD V. DOUGLAS; LINDA M. DOUGLASS A/K/A LINDA DOUGLAS; JANE DOE AS UNKNOWN TENANT IN POSSESSION; JOHN DOE, AS UNKNOWN TENANT IN POSSESSION; AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THE ABOVE NAMED DEFENDANT(S), WHO (IS/ARE) NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIM AS HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES, SPOUSES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to the Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure entered on August 27th, 2013, in this cause, in the Circuit Court of Gulf County, Florida, described as: LOTS 8 AND 9, BLOCK 86 OF ST. JOSEPH’S ADDITION TO THE CITY OF PORT ST. JOE, AS PER PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA a/k/a 1303 GARRISON AVENUE, PORT SAINT &UHDPHUV7UHH 6HUYLFH /LFHQVHG,QVXUHG )UHHHVWLPDWHV Need a helping hand? Advertise in the Help Wanted Section in the Classifieds! 747-5020

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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 JOE, FL 32456 at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, in the front lobby of the Gulf County Court, 1000 Cecil Costin Blvd., Port St. Joe, FL 32456, on September 26th, 2013, at 11:00 AM, ET. 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. Rebecca L. Norris Clerk of Court By: BA Baxter Deputy Clerk Douglas C. Zahm, P.A. Designated Email Address: efiling@dczahm. com 12425 28th Street North, Suite 200 St. Petersburg, FL 33716 Phone: (727)536-4911 Attorney for the Plaintiff IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITY ACT ANY PERSONS NEEDING SPECIAL ACCOMMODATIONS TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS FUNCTION SHOULD CONTACT THE CLERK OF THE COURT NO LATER THAN ONE DAY PRIOR TO THAT DAY AT (850)229-6113. September 5, 12, 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 92328S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 232013CA 000010CAAXMX CITIMORTGAGE, INC. Plaintiff, vs. PATRICIA RAAP A/K/A PATRICIA LEE RAAP, et al Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Summary Final Judgment of foreclosure dated August 27, 2013 and entered in Case No. 232013CA0000 10CAAXMX of the Circuit Court of the FOURTEENTH Judicial Circuit in and for GULF COUNTY, Florida, wherein CITIMORTGAGE, INC., is Plaintiff, and PATRICIA RAAP A/K/A PATRICIA LEE RAAP, et al are Defendants, the clerk will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, beginning at 11:00 a.m. at GULF County Courthouse, Lobby Floor, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd, Port St. Joe, FL 32456, in accordance with Chapter 45, Florida Statutes, on the 26th day of September, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Summary Final Judgment, to wit: LOT FIVE (5), BLOCK ‘C’, Wetappo Creek Estates, as per recorded Plat thereof on file in the office of the Clerk of the Circuit Court, Gulf County, Florida. ALSO AND INCLUDING Lot Four (4), Block ‘C’, Wetappo Creek Estates, as per recorded Plat thereof on file in the Office of the Clerk of Circuit Court, Gulf County, Florida. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus funds 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 at Port St Joe, GULF COUNTY, Florida, this 28th day of August, 2013. Rebecca L. Norris Clerk of said Circuit Court By: B A Baxter As Deputy Clerk File No. 26294 September 5, 12, 2013 95215S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 12-162 CA CADENCE BANK, N.A. Plaintiff, vs. WILLIAM J RISH, JR., WESLEY J. JONES, HEATHER T. JONES, a/k/a HEATHER ILENE THOMPSON RISH a/k/a HEATHER JONES, BANKTRUST, an Alabama Banking Company, BAY MEDICAL CENTER CENTENNIAL BANK, PROSPERITY BANK and GULF COAST VACATION RENTALS, INC. Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE is hereby given that pursuant to a Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated the 22nd day of August, 2013, in Case Number 12-162-CA, of the Circuit Court of the Fourteenth Judicial Circuit, in and for Gulf County, Florida, wherein CADENCE BANK N.A. is Plaintiff, and DYKES, and WILLIAM J RISH, JR., WESLEY J. JONES, HEATHER T. JONES, a/k/a HEATHER ILENE THOMPSON RISH a/k/a HEATHER JONES, BANKTRUST, an Alabama Banking Company, BAY MEDICAL CENTER CENTENNIAL BANK, PROSPERITY BANK and GULF COAST VACATION RENTALS, INC., are the Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder at the front lobby of the Gulf County Courthouse, Port St. Joe, Florida, at 11:00 A.M., Eastern Time on the 26th day of September, 2013, the following described real property, as set forth in the Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure, to-wit: P arcel 1: A parcel of land lying in Section 25, Township 8 South, Range 11 West, Gulf County Florida, and being more particularly described as follows: Commence at an iron pipe marking the point of the South boundary line of Lot 114 of the unrecorded “Plat of Golden,” prepared by C. P. Gaulding with the Easterly right-of-way line of County Road No. 30; thence along said Easterly right-ofway line, N 1540’21”W, 145.38 feet to the Point of Beginning; thence continue along said right-of-way line N 1540’21”W, 505.99 feet to a point on the West boundary line of said Lot 114; thence along said West boundary line, N0000’43” E, 9.59 feet to the Northwest corner of said Lot 114; thence along the North boundary line of said Lot 114, N 8957’35”E, 192.69 feet; thence leaving said North boundary line, S 0808’34” E, 151.07 feet; thence S0152’51” W, 135.92 feet; thence South 1412’21”W. 104.52 feet; thence S 0150’11” W, 101.21 feet; thence S8957’35” W, 43.76 feet to the Point of Beginning. AT THE TIME OF THE SALE, THE SUCCESSFUL HIGH BIDDER OR BIDDERS, AS THE CASE MAY BE, SHALL POST WITH THE CLERK A DEPOSIT EQUAL TO 5 PERCENT OF THE FINAL BID. THE DEPOSIT SHALL BE APPLIED TO THE SALE PRICE AT THE TIME OF PAYMENT. THE SUM REMAINING DUE AND OWING AFTER APPLICATION OF THE DEPOSIT SHALL BE PAID TO THE CLERK IN CERTIFIED FUNDS NO LATER THAN TEN (10) DAYS FROM THE DATE OF SALE. THE SUCCESSFUL BIDDER, OR BIDDERS, AT THE SALE WILL BE REQUIRED TO PLACE THE REQUISITE STATE DOCUMENTARY STAMPS ON THE CERTIFICATE OF TITLE. If you are a person claiming a right to funds remaining after the sale, you must file a claim with the Clerk no later than 60 days after the sale. If you fail to file a claim, you will not be entitled to any remaining funds. After 60 days, only the owner of record, as of the date of the lis pendens, may claim the surplus. DATED this 26th day of August, 2013 REBECCA L NORRIS Clerk of the Court Gulf County, Florida By: B. A. Baxter As Deputy Clerk September 5, 12, 2013 95205S PUBLIC NOTICE The Port St. Joe Redevelopment Agency is seeking qualified landscape firms to bid on the landscape maintenance of a limited portion of the Historic Downtown area. Complete bid packages are available on request from Gail Alsobrook, Port St. Joe Redevelopment Agency, 406 Marina Drive, Port St. Joe, FL 32456 or at www.PSJRA.com. Bids must be received by noon on Monday, September 16, 2013. September 5, 2013 95234S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY. CASE NO. 13-47 PR IN PROBATE IN RE: The Estate of JOSEPH PHILIP ADAMS, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR 95215S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY. CASE NO. 13-46 PR IN PROBATE IN RE: The Estate of SONJA ANN LEVINS, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR DEMANDS AGAINST THE ABOVE ESTATE: The administration of the estate of SONJA ANN LEVINS, deceased, File Number 13-46 PR is pending in the Circuit Court for Gulf County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is Gulf County Courthouse, Probate Division, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Boulevard, Port St. Joe, FL 32456. The name and address of the personal representative and the personal representative’s attorney are set forth below. ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED THAT: All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate on whom a copy of this notice is served within three months after the date of the first publication of this notice must file their claims with this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and persons having claims or demands against the estate of the decedent must file their claims with this Court WITHIN THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. The date of the first publication of this Notice is September 5, 2013. /s/ Linda Freeman LINDA FREEMAN 2410 Oak Grove Ave. Port St. Joe, FL 32456 Personal Representative Estate of Sonja Ann Levins /s/ Thomas S. Gibson THOMAS S. GIBSON RISH, GIBSON & SCHOLZ, P.A. 116 Sailor’s Cove Drive P. O. Box 39 Port St. Joe, FL 32457 (850) 229-8211 ATTORNEY FOR PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE FL BAR NO. 0350583 September 5, 12, 2013 95231S NOTICE TO RECEIVE SEALED BIDS BID#1213-18 The Gulf County Tourist Development Council (GCTDC) will receive bids from any person, company or corporation interested in providing the following: Printing of the 2014 Official Gulf County Visitor Guide Proposals due Friday, September 20, 2013 no later than 4:30 PM ET Proposals will be opened Monday, September 23, 2013 at 10:00 AM ET Proposals must be delivered to the Gulf County Clerk of Court’s Office at 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd, Room 148, Port St. Joe, FL 32456. Please indicate on the envelope YOUR COMPANY NAME, that this is a SEALED BID and include the BID NUMBER. Complete bid specifications may be obtained from the Gulf County Tourist Development Council, 150 Captain Fred’s Place, Port St. Joe, FL 32456, 850229-7800, or from the Gulf County website at www.gulfcounty-fl.gov. Tynalin Smiley Chairman Rebecca L. Norris Clerk September 5, 12, 2013

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Weekends and holidays are required. The ideal candidate will have previous computer and guest service skills, but we are willing to train the right person. Health Insurance is available after 90 days to all full time employees. If you are great with guests, an excellent problem solver and have a desire to be the best, we want you. Come join our family! E.O.E. D.F.W.P. Apply in person at: Port Inn 501 Monument Ave Port St. Joe, FL 32456 4514155HousekeeperThe MainStay Suites is now accepting applications for a part-time housekeeper. Candidates must be able to work weekends and holidays, dependability is a must! If you have an eye for detail and a passion for service, we want you! Please apply in person at the address below. Make beds, make friends, make money. Inquire about benets package. E.O.E, D.F.W.P.MainStay Suites 3951 E. Hwy 98 Port St. Joe Fl, 32456 4514154Bartender/ Therapist Needed The Port Inn/Thirsty Goat is now accepting applications for a part time bartender. The ideal candidate will have a thorough knowledge of liquors, beers, wines, and mixology techniques, but we are willing to train the right person. If you have an eye for detail, the highest desire to deliver superior service, and can play well with others, we would love to hear from you! Apply in person at the address below. E.O.E. DFWP Port Inn 501 Monument Ave. Port St. Joe, FL 32456 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 1115434 EASTERN SHIPBUILDING GROUP MORE THAN A JOB… A FUTURE! LONG TERM WORK an aggressive leader in the Marine Industry, located in Panama City, FL has the following opportunities for skilled craftsmen: ShipfitterS € pipefitterS € pipe WeLDerS X-ray WeLDerS OutSiDe MachiniStS inDuStriaL Marine eLectricianS Competitive wages DOE, and a comprehensive benets package including: Company paid health, dental, and life insurance, 401(k), attendance & safety bonuses. Normal work week to include overtime. 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 DEMANDS AGAINST THE ABOVE ESTATE: The administration of the estate of JOSEPH PHILIP ADAMS, deceased, File Number 13-47 PR is pending in the Circuit Court for Gulf County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is Gulf County Courthouse, Probate Division, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida, 32456. The name and address of the personal representative and that personal representative’s attorney are set forth below. ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED THAT: All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate on whom a copy of this notice is served within three months after the date of the first publication of this notice must file their claims with this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and persons having claims or demands against the estate of the decedent must file their claims with this Court WITHIN THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. The date of the first publication of this Notice is September 5, 2013. s/Eileen Guillory EILEEN GUILLORY 6814 Georgia Avenue Port St. Joe, FL 32456 PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE ESTATE OF JOSEPH PHILIP ADAMS s/s. Russell Scholz S. RUSSELL SCHOLZ FL BAR NO. 0224839 RISH, GIBSON & SCHOLZ, P.A. 116 Sailors Cove Drive P. O. Box 39 Port St. Joe, FL 32457 (850) 229-8211 ATTORNEY FOR PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE September 5, 12, 2013 95241S PUBLIC NOTICE ADVERTISEMENT FOR BID: The Gulf County School Board will be accepting bids for one (1) 2013 Honda Odyssey. A bid package may be picked up at Gulf County School Board, Maintenance/Transportation Department, 150 Middle School Road, Port St. Joe, Florida 32456 or faxed by call 850-229-8369 or 850227-1204. September 5, 12, 2013 95244S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 23-2012-CA-000118 DIVISION: WELLS FARGO BANK, NA, Plaintiff, vs. STEPHEN HELMS A/K/A STEPHEN BENNETT HELMS et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale dated August 27th, 2013 and entered in Case NO. 23-2012-CA-000118 of the Circuit Court of the FOURTEENTH Judicial Circuit in and for GULF County, Florida wherein WELLS FARGO BANK, NA, is the Plaintiff and STEPHEN HELMS A/K/A STEPHEN BENNETT HELMS; THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF STEPHEN HELMS A/K/A STEPHEN BENNETT HELMS; BRANDI N. JONES A/K/A BRANDI HELMS; 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 AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; 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 26th day of September, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT 2, BLOCK B: A PARCEL OF LAND LYING AND BEING IN THE SOUTHWEST QUARTER OF THE NORTHWEST QUARTER OF SECTION 36, TOWNSHIP 3 SOUTH, RANGE 10 WEST, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA, AND BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCE AT THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF THE SOUTHWEST QUARTER OF THE NORTHWEST QUARTER OF SAID SECTION 36, THENCE GO SOUTH 00 DEGREES 20 MINUTES 39 SECONDS WEST FOR A DISTANCE OF 20.22 FEET TO THE NORTHERLY RIGHT OF WAY BOUNDARY LINE OF BRIAN SETTERICH ROAD (HAVING A 70 FOOT WIDE RIGHT OF WAY); THENCE GO SOUTH 88 DEGREES 46 MINUTES 04 SECONDS WEST ALONG SAID NORTHERLY RIGHT OF WAY BOUNDARY LINE OF A DISTANCE OF 446.35 FEET FOR THE POINT OF BEGINNING. FROM SAID POINT OF BEGINNING CONTINUE SOUTH 88 DEGREES 46 MINUTES 04 SECONDS WEST ALONG SAID NORTHERLY RIGHT OF WAY BOUNDARY LINE FOR A DISTANCE OF 177.00 FEET; THENCE DEPARTING SAID NORTHERLY RIGHT OF WAY BOUNDARY LINE, GO NORTH 01 DEGREE 21 MINUTES 11 SECONDS WEST FOR A DISTANCE OF 246.10 FEET: THENCE GO NORTH 88 DEGREES 46 MINUTES 04 SECONDS EAST FOR A DISTANCE OF 177.00 FEET: THENCE GO SOUTH 01 DEGREES 21 MINUTES 11 SECONDS EAST FOR A DISTANCE OF 246.10 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. A/K/A LOT 2, BLOCK B, CRESTWOOD ACRES, UNRECORDED A/K/A 221 BRYAN SETTERICH, WEWAHITCHKA, FL 32465-3103 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 Augsut 28th, 2013. BILL KINSAUL Clerk the 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 F12002310 September 5, 12, 2013 Port St. Joe 2104 Monument Ave.Multi-Family Yard Sale -Too Good to Miss! Sat. Sept. 7th 8:00 am -1:00 pm Generator, pull behind lawn sprayer, several hand made quilts, very nice ladies clothing size 8 -10, household items, furniture Text FL64069 -56654 St. Joe Beach: 253 Willow St., Sat., Sept. 7th, 9am-Until Yard SalePower tools, small appliances, household items, children & adult clothing, holiday items, etc. Text FL64276 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 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 1bd/1ba fully furnished & equipped, utilities incld’d, in town in PSJ, $1000 mo. Active military 10% discount 850-867-3611 Text FL64207 to 56654 For Rent Duplex 2 Bedroom, 1 1/2 Bath, Large Kitchen & Family Room, Swimming Pool, Game Room, T.V., Laundry Room. Fully Furnished, includes Elec Power & Water, garbage pickup. $1,100 month. + $300 dep. Location: C30 1 mi East pass Raw Bar on left. 770-639-6203 or 850-227-3361. In Wewa cottage/efficency unit in small park. $400/mo plus $400 dep. 850 639-5721 Text FL63474 to 56654 Wewahitchka2br/2ba 156 Patrick St. Single Family, 1,112 sq ft. Fixer upper. Lease or Sale, $100 Down $240 month (877) 500-9517 In Wewa older 2 BR 1 BA, needs work. $2000. Call 850-639-5721 Text 63477 to 56654 96211S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 2009-CA-000520 REGIONS BANK D/B/A REGIONS MORTGAGE, Plaintiff, vs. CHARLES SCOTT SEYMOUR, et al., Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to the Final Judgment of Foreclosure entered on December 13, 2012, in Case No. 2009-CA000520 of the Circuit Court of the Fourteenth Judicial Circuit for Gulf County, Florida, in which Regions Bank d/b/a Regions Mortgage, Plaintiff, and Charles Scott Seymour, et al., are Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, in the courthouse lobby, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, FL 32456, at 11:00 a.m. ET or as soon thereafter as the sale may proceed, on the 26th day of September, 2013, the following described real property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to-wit: LOT 7, BLOCK 49, ST. JOSEPH’S ADDITION TO THE CITY OF PORT ST. JOE, UNIT NUMBER THREE, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 32, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA. Any person or entity claiming an interest in the surplus, if any, resulting from the foreclosure sale, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens, must file a claim on the same with the Clerk of Court within 60 days after the foreclosure sale. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the ADA Coordinator by mail at P. O. Box 1089, Panama City, FL 32402 or by phone at (850) 7475338 at least seven (7) days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than seven (7) days. If you are hearing impaired, please call 711. Dated this 26th day of August, 2013. REBECCA L. NORRIS Clerk of Circuit Court By: BA Baxter As Deputy Clerk September 5, 12, 2013 Spot Advertising works!



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Port director Tommy Pitts said he and staff from state agencies had identi ed several hoops the Port Authority should leap through in the near future as a timeline and process for securing dredging becomes clearer. We have been working with the (Florida Department of Environmental Protection), the (U.S. Army Corps of Engineers) and others on the dredging, Pitts said. The DEP has been proactive in cooperating with us and is assisting us. Pitts said two urgent steps forward are a permit pre-application meeting with the stakeholding regulatory agencies and a seagrass survey of the channel and adjacent areas. The pre-application meeting, tentatively planned for two weeks from now, would be to clearly de ne requirements for the dredge permit application. Port Authority takes rst steps on dredging channelBy TIM CROFT227-7827 |@PSJ_Star tcroft@star .com Harry Lee Smith tried for several years to retire as president of Emerald Coast Federal Credit Union. He expressed a desire for someone else to have the opportunity to help as he had, to serve as he had, to enjoy and be blessed as he had. He just couldnt nd any takers, not as long as Smith agreed to return to the fold. So, nally, after 45 years, Smith made the decision easy, formally resigning in a letter to the members of the board of the credit union in order to preempt any attempts to back him down from his decision. Smith simply thought it time another had the joy and blessing of service. I just enjoy helping people, Smith said about why he stayed in the volunteer position for 45 years. We have great employees, and there is really a charitable heart in that place. That kind of stuff I enjoy. That is the only bank left that is a hometown bank run by local people. I was lucky before that nobody wanted to take my place. I wanted to let other people have the opportunity to serve that I did. The credit union will go on. Smiths DNA surely contains a human-assistance chromosome. One nurtured without fanfare or attention, but always with a gentle smile and kind word. He has long been the familiar face of Uncle Sam during Independence on the Coast celebrations. He is known for his work with cars, changing oil or other small repairs, for those in need throughout the community. Emerald Coast Federal Credit Union of cials made sure Smiths retirement from the board did not impact his willingness to do minor work on repossessed cars. He is heavily involved in his First Baptist Church family, leading blood drives and other outreach events. He is a rabid booster for Port St. Joe athletics and the schools. Smith also serves on a board at Sacred Heart Hospital. He never thinks of himself, Melissa Ramsey said. He is a friend to many, and hes a true friend. He walks the walk. His actions speak louder than his words and he would just as soon not speak any words. He does those little extra things to bring joy in peoples lives and he does it without fanfare, without wanting any attention. After his retirement from the St. Joe Paper Company after 44 years, Smith and community volunteer have t as well as his familiar brightly-colored Polo shirts and ramrod-straight carriage. Its a real blessing to help people, Smith said. You never run out of things to do if you volunteer. That ethos was imbued in Smith as a young child. His father passed when he was 6. He was an only child and his mother worked hard to make ends meet. He has never forgotten the kindness of Mr. Costin at St. Joe Hardware, who brought his mother in and told her whatever she needed, let him know. He has also not forgotten the generosity of the folks he worked with and By WES LOCHER229-7843 |@PSJ_Star wlocher@star .com The peak tourist season is almost at an end in Gulf County, but the Tourist Development Council isnt taking it lightly. Rather than relax during the off-season, the TDC plans to launch their fall marketing plan this week with a focus on growing visitors over the fall months. Over the next 30 days, the TDC will utilize the social media website Pinterest.com to display locations around Gulf County. Visitors and area residents will be encouraged to decode the locations and share any relevant stories. Its going to be fun and interactive, said Marketing Manager Michelle Perrin. Were reaching out to our Gulf County experts. The goal of the campaign is to familiarize residents and potential visitors with some of the interesting and photogenic areas that Gulf County has to offer while potentially opening up some eyes to areas that locals and visitors may not have visited before. Everyone knows the gazebo by Frank Pate Park, executive director Jennifer Jenkins said. But they may not know it from a different perspective. While the goal is not to stump anyone, Jenkins will provide a hint if a picture proves to be too obscure. Off-season marketing plans for the TDC include a 30-day contest to identify locations around Gulf County.WES LOCHER | The StarTDC off-season marketing plans will seek out Gulf County experts See MARKETING A3 Its a blessing to help peopleECFCU president steps down after 45 yearsSee DREDGING A5 I just enjoy helping people. We have great employees, and there is really a charitable heart in that place. That kind of stuff I enjoy.Harry Lee Smith former president of Emerald Coast Federal Credit Union See HELPING A3By TIM CROFT227-7827 |@PSJ_Star tcroft@star .com The rst phase of an initiative to bring affordable housing to Port St. Joe got a green light from city commissioners on Tuesday. The next step is up to the Paces Foundation and the state of Florida. The city and Paces agreed formally to a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that fuels the foundations application for critical housing tax credits to pump capital into a proposal to build up to 74 affordable housing units on the north side of the city. We look forward to working with you for a long, long time, said Rick Haymond, a development associate with the Paces Foundation, a not-for-pro t that has constructed affordable housing complexes around Northwest Florida. The citys part of the deal comes with little cost or risk. The city agrees to designate the development, on 41.96 acres near the Washington Recreation Center as affordable and allow the construction of up to 74 units, which will primarily if not solely be apartments. The city agrees to work with Paces and the county on any issues that represent an obstacle to the development and to provide a platform for Paces to reach out to the community for review and input of design and development of the property. In turn, the Paces Foundation will perform all the heavy lifting to put together an application package to the Florida Housing Finance Cooperation for an award of Federal Low Income Housing Tax Credits. That includes surveys, engineering, design work, environmental assessment and site plans. The Foundation leverages those credits with private lenders to inject dollars into the development of affordable housing.See AGREEMENT A8Affordable housing agreement approved PORT ST. JOE CITY COMMISSIONOpinion . . . . . . . . . . . .A4Outdoors . . . . . . . . . . . .A6 Sports . . . . . . . . . . . . .A7Community . . . . . . . . . . B1 School News . . . . . . . . . . B3Faith . . . . . . . . . . . . . B4 Obituaries . . . . . . . . . . . B4Classi eds . . . . . . . . . .B6-B8Mexico Beach music series, B1

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LocalA2 | The Star Thursday, September 5, 2013By WES LOCHER229-7843 |@PSJ_Star wlocher@star.com The Parker House and vacant city clerk position were the main topics at last weeks Mexico Beach City Council workshop. The city purchased the Parker House in mid-2011 with plans to turn it into the new city hall. Currently, employees use a small refurbished bank building for all city hall operations. Shortly after the building was purchased, electrical issues caused a re that did signicant damage to the structure, including a collapsed roof. Initial repair estimates for the building were $323,000 though it was later determined that it wasnt nancially viable for the city to make the suggested repairs. As talks between the construction and insurance companies went on, the cost continued to rise, rst to $440,000 then to $660,070. To-date the city has spent $140,000 on repairs and estimates it will take another $393,945 to complete the project. Additional costs were incurred to bring the building up to commercial grade with updates to the electricity, windows and ventilation systems. The council will speak with a structural engineer before proceeding further with the project. The house holds signicance for the community and was named after Charlie Parker who founded Mexico Beach in 1949. Parker was also the preacher at the citys rst church and became the rst mayor of Mexico Beach. The council also discussed the still-vacant city clerk position. Applications had been accepted since the resignation of Sharon McGhee last month. The council had landed on ve candidates that they were interested in bringing in for interviews. While some candidates located in surrounding areas, others were as far away as Palm Coast, Chicago and even Minnesota. The council immediately ran into roadblocks scheduling face-to-face interviews due to current job responsibilities of the candidates or the prohibitive costs of airfare with less than a weeks notice. Councilman Jack Mullen made a motion to conduct phone interviews with strong candidates who were unable to travel to Mexico Beach, and then meet face-to-face with any candidates who showed potential. The motion failed when the rest of the council voiced a common preference to only conduct faceto-face interviews. Mayor Al Cathey said that he preferred to meet people in person, while Councilwoman Tanya Castro cited potential Sunshine law issues if phone interviews couldnt be heard by the public. Despite the difculty in getting qualied candidates in the same room as the council, the group decided that they would attempt to schedule interviews for the following week. , Tolearnhowyoucansupportourcommunitysuniversity,contactMaryBethLovingoodat (850)770-2108ormblovingood@pc.fsu.edu.THECAMPAIGNFOROURCOMMUNITYSUNIVERSITYEndowmentforTomorrowsJobs $4,500,000 $500,000 $1,500,000 $2,500,000 $3,500,000 $4,500,000 $0 $1,000,000 $2,000,000 $3,000,000 $4,000,000 $5,000,000 GOAL Rollupyoursleevesand rolldownyourenergycostsWeatherization-orsealingairleaks-cansaveupto40percentonheatingand coolingbills.Conditionedairmixeswithoutsideairthroughgapsinexterior walls,windows,doors,roofsandoors,wastingenergyandmoney.Caulkingand weatherstrippingalleviatesdraftsandhelpsyourhomefeelwarmerwhenit'scold outside.Goforthemostbenetwiththeleastexpenseandweatherizeyourhome.www.gcec.com or (850)639.2216 (800)333.9392 Why? SPECIAL TO TT HE STARThe Parker House was purchased by the city with plans to turn it into the new city hall.Mexico Beach city council talks Parker house, city clerk Star Staff ReportTwo Port St. Joe residents were arrested on drug charges following a trafc stop in Mexico Beach early Tuesday morning. Tierre Javazzia Ash and Willie Eugene Jones were arrested after they were found in possession of marijuana and crack cocaine after the vehicle Ash was driving was stopped for a trafc infraction. Ash had 36 individually wrapped bags of marijuana and a plastic bag that contained crack cocaine, according to a report from the Mexico Beach Police Department. Jones had a small plastic bag containing less than 20 grams of marijuana. A search of the vehicle revealed drug paraphernalia that included scales with marijuana residue, rolling papers and small empty clear bags. Ash was charged with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, possession of drug paraphernalia, and possession of a controlled substance; cocaine. He was taken to the Bay County Jail. Jones was charged with possession of a controlled substance and issued a notice to appear prior to being released. A third occupant of the vehicle was not charged with any crime. The car, a 2007 Chevy Impala was seized for forfeiture proceedings. The Mexico Beach Police Department was assisted by the Gulf County Sheriffs Ofce and Panama City Police Department.Pair charged after MB trafc stop

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LocalThe Star| A3Thursday, September 5, 2013Over the course of the month, 10 contributors will be awarded gift cards for their participation. At the end of the month, one grand prize will be awarded that includes a week-long stay at a Barrier Dunes home courtesy of Gulf Coast Vacation Rentals, About Fun Charters will take the winners on a fourhour excursion of their choice, Dockside Seafood and Raw Bar will provide dinner for two, and travel expenses will be paid by the TDC, encouraging those from out of town to get in on the fun. Were visually highlighting Gulf County, said Jenkins. Were going to get some chatter going. The TDC will build awareness for the contest through e-blasts to their subscriber list of 24,000 people. Theyll be targeting female decision-makers, explorers and nature and pet lovers throughout Florida, Alabama and Georgia. The campaign will also be promoted through Facebook and Google Ads to reach the widest audience possible. Jenkins goal is to reach 900,000 people by the beginning of October. People enjoy beautiful images, said Perrin. We wanted to explore what we could do with Pinterest in order to reach out to people. Jenkins reported that the bed tax collection for July was up almost 8 percent from last year and the TDC has exceeded their revenue projections for the scal year with reports from August and September still pending. The rain this summer made it iffy, said Jenkins. It shows that with strong marketing, messaging and what we have to offer as a destination, the weather didnt deter our guests. 9454HWY98BEACONHILLATTHE MEXICOBEACHCITYLIMITS8506478310 THE T A HILLONC BEA89 HWY4549 GREATSELECTIONOFALLYOURFAVORITEBEER,WINE&SPIRITS SOUTHERNSUNDAYBOTTOMSUPBAND -INTHECROWSNESTKARAOKE RANDYSTARK UPCOMINGEVENTSONTHEPOOPDECK MARKETING from page A1 for at the old Dime Store in his youth. They made sure he got meals, had the little things a boy needs. I would never have made it except for the people in that dime store, Smith said. I will never forget Mr. Costin. Today I have sense of loyalty to St. Joe Hardware. I was raised to work. The credit union, originally the St. Joe Papermakers Credit Union, to be joined by the Gulf County Teachers Association, becoming the Community Credit Union in 1998 and later Emerald Coast, was founded with similar beliefs. Employees helped customers, who until the teachers joined consisted of St. Joe Paper Company employees and immediate family, balance their checkbooks. The credit union established a phone exchange, called Timber Chatter and later Sandy Shores, which provided host of services. Customers called the number, dialed in a password and could check balances, accounts. The exchange spread to Wewahitchka, Mexico Beach and Eastpoint. The bookkeeping was all single-entry and the bookkeeper typically took the books home with her to nish the daily accounting. They know people by name there, Smith said. You are not a number. We have done it in a small town. We have survived mergers. We have survived. For a deposit as small as $5, one was a member. The board of directors, all volunteers, decided loans. I think it was very tough for him to retire because he wants to help people so much, Ramsey said. It was a sensitive issue for him. He feels such an obligation to people and to his community. What a blessing the community of Port St. Joe has. He is so graceful. He is that caring and compassionate of a man. He always de ects, and he is so involved in his community, changing oil for older ladies, putting money in peoples accounts when they need it. But times change. The credit union has a website and an expanded building and more than 4,000 customers. The credit union must charge federally-mandated fees, and data processing has replaced single-entry accounting. There are moves afoot to make other changes in how directors are selected and paid and Smith sees that as the ruin of credit unions. We strive to offer all the services that all credit unions have, Smith said. I will continue to help them but I dont want to be involved in the day-to-day operations. The credit union was an opportunity to help people. I want to see that hometown (feel) survive. FILE PHOTOIndependence on the Coast was never an event until Harry Lee Smith arrived as Uncle Sam. HELPING from page A1 Like us on THE PORT ST. JOE STAR

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OPINION www.starfl.com ASectionThursday, September 5, 2013 Page 4Dont Give Us The Old we were bored Bunk!BORED? Are you kidding me? Listen, we didnt have TV, Rubix Cubes, mini-cams, ipads, laptops or cyberspace. Wed never heard of Hollywood Squares, Lets Make a Deal or Dancing with the Stars. We had to cook with a slow baking oven. You had to get in line and wait your turn at Genes Barber Shop. Time didnt move at all in December and January. But I dont ever remember one time, ever, in my whole life, being bored! God gave us that remarkable mind so we could enjoy life even on slow days. We invented ways to keep ourselves occupied. We could spend half an afternoon looking for four leaf clovers. And laying on our backs and picking out pirate ships, Indian faces and jumbo jets in the quick moving clouds would make any day roll along at a reasonable pace. Mundane some would say? Obviously, they never out four leaf clovered the entire neighborhood or found a Tyrannosaurs Rex in a puffy cumulus when the rest of the group could only see a rag doll face or an ordinary alarm clock. Those people who think the 1950s were simple times most likely didnt grow up back then! Wed throw rocks at a can on the top of a fence post. Wed climb the tallest tree we could nd and look for the big white silos out at Keco Mills. Wed sh for hours down at Archie Moores pond. When we realized the sh werent hungry, wed run those Black Angus cows into the water, grab a tail and see if they would ski us to the other side! Wed atten out cardboard boxes and slide down the steepest hill we could nd. We had crabapple wars and ag pole climbing contests. Me, Ricky Hale and Bobby Brewer had a pillow ght in our back bed room that lasted for three days. Wed hang around Bill Argos Gulf Station and listen to the grownups carry on about hog prices, the weather and the merits of a John Deere over an International Harvester. The lone phone hanging in the hall was for emergencies only. The World Wide Web consisted of all those people who were on your party line. YouTube was a rubber in ated tire insert that belonged to a friend. There was no such thing as uploading, downloading or sideloading. But brother, you stand around for a few minutes like you didnt have nothing to do and Daddy would put you to work un-loading! All-day baseball games, mumbleypeg and spitting at the crack were our national pastimes. Dark didnt slow us down. The re ies were out. The frogs couldnt see you slipping up on them. And a hide and go seek game could break out faster than you could kick the can. Even as we moved into the teenage years and learned that Niagara was more than just a starch, Hollywood was a real place and the world extended beyond our city limits, we didnt sit down and wring our hands at what we might be missing. We dove into the surroundings at our disposal with all the gusto we could muster. For some, it was high school football and basketball. The FFA Club had those cool blue jackets and they never stopped searching for a better way to grow soy beans. Our school band might not have actually stopped traf c by its size, but nobody out marched them, or played with more pride. And listen, heres the kicker, you know how we had been making fun of Susie, Pam and LaRenda for years? Remember how Vicki and Emily used to chase us down and thump us on the head and shoulders! Well, a strange metamorphous was taking place. I got to calling Jane Hill ... and talking algebra! When Charlotte Melton rode that big horse by the house, Id climb aboard like I was born to the saddle. I accidently wound up sitting by Ruth Ann Wiley in church week after week. We turned sixteen and they let us drive! Holy Cow! You talk about a whole nother avenue! The ball games werent con ned to the eld next door. No more walking to town! We could comb our hair back and cruise the Dairy Bar in style! We discovered good looking girls in Huntingdon, Camden and Trenton. If a teenager calls himself bored in this country today, he either aint too bright, or he doesnt have his looking glasses on. Life holds so much for them. The knowledge, information and eyeopening opportunities are endless. And the boundless energy of youth should be poised and ready to dance with a few stars. America, with all its faults, is still an extraordinary special place for growing, learning and living. I would trade places with any of them in a heartbeat. Just think of the possibilities ... The world, literally, is at their ngertips. There is no reason for them to be angry, upset, insolent, mean, unlearned, racist, bewildered or just plain loco. And yet, we read and hear of some horri c decisions a few of our youth are making today. My heart bleeds for them. Surely we havent given them too much too fast. Surely we havent left them too often to their own devices. Please tell me we havent ignored or misinterpreted their cries. And surely we havent stood by while some of our young people virtual realitized themselves right out of reality. Respectfully,Kes By Tom AdamsSpecial to The Star During the weekend of Aug. 23 at the 17th annual MBARA king sh tournament, a reef was dedicated to our congressman Steve Southerland (R-FL, 2nd District) for his unending work for shermen and the economies of the panhandle of Florida and for all shermen in the United States for that matter! The reef dedicated to Rep. Southerland was donated by Bill Mulligan and Nate Odum, their families and the Mexico Beach Marina as a testament to the work being done by our Forgotten Coast congressional shing champion. Rep. Southerland also stopped by the Recreational shing Alliance-(RFA) to show his support for the organization and the work that the RFA is doing in Washington (with the help of Steve Southerland and other Congressmen) to get our shing seasons back. Of course, this work has made Rep. Southerland a target for the people in organizations like the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF), Pew Environment Group, Oceans Conservancy and others including national political action committee called Oceans Champions based in California these are groups working to take away our right to sh to give away the resource to a select few sh barons that are directly backed by the environmental organizations (EDF in particular.) You may have seen articles published many times by Jim Clements or one of his aliases, like Capt. Jimss Charters(Capt. Clements he is not a licensed charter captain in the state nor does he have federal Permits as a charter captain, but that didnt stop him from securing the web domain www.captainjimscharters. com in 2012 and spending $7,500 on anti-Southerland billboards in Panama City, Apalachicola, Crawfordville, and Tallahassee prior to the last election under that particular alias.) IRS records show that EDF and their political action committee (EDF Action Fund) have invested close to a million dollars during the past 3-1/2 years on establishing their own shing organizations, including Capt. Clements Gulf of Mexico Reef Fish Shareholders Alliance, as well as the Gulf Fishermens Association and South Atlantic Fishermens Association. Why you ask? In an effort to manipulate the public and legislators into thinking that privatizing our public marine resource is in the best interest of the public. Essentially, the money is being spent to take away our natural resource the sh and divvy it all up amongst a few well-connected individual shing quota (IFQ) owners. In fact, EDF has recently gone public with their belief that sh tags should be purchased by all shermen, commercial, charter or head boat operators, even private anglers. Now thanks to a new program that has already been pushed through the Gulf Council and NOAA by the EDF, Our snapper seasons will be even shorter this coming year and the next. They are giving a portion of our red snapper to a select few head boat operators to sh for year round, while the rest of us shermen get a 27 day season. Why do we stand by like lambs being led to slaughter and just accept these atrocities? We have to join together and ght back, or soon, we will not be shing at all! Imagine what Panhandle shing will look like in the future when the average angler will be forced to purchase a share in order to go out and catch a snapper or grouper and possibly any other popular species of sh down the road. In spite of the EDFbacked push to stop recreational shing as we know it today, RFA is working closely with Rep. Steve Southerland and others in Washington to stop this effort dead in its tracks. RFA is really expanding on both coasts of Florida now, with Rick Hale pushing hard for members in his hometown of Jacksonville and all the way south, while representing the Gulf coast we have Capt Buddy Bradham in the Tampa area and the chairman of Florida West Coast RFA and myself chairing our Forgotten Coast efforts in the Port St. Joe-Mexico Beach area. Nationally, the RFA is represented by Boardelect Nate Odum of Mexico Beach Marina, as well as Panama City resident and longtime RFA Board member Jamie Wilkinson (along with fellow Floridian Jack Holmes of the Southern King sh Association). Together, we are working on gathering fresh ideas for shermen to build a group large enough to have the loudest voice on Capitol Hill. Much the same as the NRA is for the second amend, the RFA was founded as a political action organization designated a 501(c)(4) with a singular, unchanged mission to protect the rights of saltwater anglers and recreational shing business owners, while also ensuring that there are plenty of sh! We want our shing seasons back thats why RFA Florida is asking fellow anglers in the state to join the RFA today, to help keep Rep. Steve Southerland in of ce, to beat back the environmental groups who are trying to take away our public resource, and to ght for our right to sh in Americas saltwaters! Tom Adams is a charter boat captain operating out of Port St. Joe.Why our Red Snapper seasons are getting shorter?We are often faced with situations where we are forced to say, I cant put it into words. The words we are searching for may relate to joy, sadness or the look on a dogs face when you catch him with the kitchen trash strewn all over the oor and wearing the now bottomless trash bag as some sort of Hawaiian lei. Finding the right word or words can often be dif cult. My second child has been working on her college essays that you send along with your application and test scores and other things to convince them that you are wonderful. Folks often pay a lot of money for tickets to see sporting events and concerts. One thing I might not mind paying to see is these decision makers going through the process of deciding who gets in their school and who gets the scholarship money. I often wonder if they just take a pile of these applications and throw them in the air and then randomly pick up the number they need from the oor. After having taught undergraduate and graduate mathematics courses for many years, I still dont understand the process or logic behind the nal decisions. Anyway, my daughter had been struggling with one of the essay topics. My advice has always been just start writing about something you enjoy, then go back and change it a little to t the topic. My children dont listen to that kind of advice from me. Its probably a good thing. This daughter who will be starting to college in a year loves to read and enjoys writing. Of my three children, she is the only one who ever bothers to read my stories. She will even critique them and correct some of the many grammatical issues I may or may not have made on purpose. You get to an age and place where you can honestly say, I did that on purpose, for effect. Every night she goes to bed with her glasses on in the middle of a book. If I could change one thing about my education, it would be to have taken the time to read more when I was young. Now, Im more apt to read something I should have read in high school or college than anything you will nd on the best sellers list. In other words, Im trying to catch up. The topic she was struggling with had something to do with describing your favorite place and how it makes you feel. My daughter is not going to try to guess what the decision makers want to see, she will write about her favorite place and they can like it or not. That type of stubbornness makes her Daddy proud. She had nally gured out where her favorite place would be; somewhere back in time, probably way before she was born. My daughter reads about history and the folks who made it. The only conclusion I could make was that she was going back in time. Back in the 1980s Michael J. Fox played the role of Marty McFly in Back to the Future. There was time travel and silliness and honestly it was very entertaining. Im sure my daughter has no intentions of time travel or even writing about it. She simply enjoys the thought of being there when it happened. She loves history and enjoys reading and writing about it. She wants to major in history and be involved with museums and such (for now). Children change their minds, so do adults. The idea of going back in time is actually very appealing to most of us I would think. We would all like to see people again and perhaps change some decisions. I was in bed when she came and told me about this burden being lifted (on what to write about). It is nice to have a teenager that will tell you things that are on their mind. I stayed awake for most of the night, not thinking about Marty McFly, but about how nice it feels to have a seventeen year-old daughter who will share her thoughts with you. That, and the way she says museum. She says it differently that I do, she says something that sounds like muzim. Not the way I say it, but I love to hear her say it. There are some things I dont have any trouble with putting into words. I love my childrens differences and similarities. Read more stories at www.CranksMyTractor. com.A Night at the Museum HUNKER DOWNKesley Colbert CRANKS MY TRACTORBN Heard 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. 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Once requirements are dened, a contract for the permitting work can be negotiated, Pitts said. A lot of work goes into meeting with the agencies, said Billy Perry with Hatch Mott MacDonald, the ports engineering rm whose team is serving as point on the permitting effort. What we hope to take away is identication of any specialized studies the agencies want. The goal, Perry said, would be to submit an application that is complete and does not require the agencies to come back with a request for additional information. Hatch Mott MacDonald worked on the permit for the canal dredging and got no (Requests for Additional Information), which caught the attention of the Florida Ports Council, Pitts said, adding Ports Council staff was impressed with the quick permitting. Receiving any RAIs, Perry said, is what would bog down the process, and the Port of Port St. Joe is attempting to permit and fund dredging within the next 18-24 months. This is a pretty signicant endeavor, Perry said. It is a very aggressive (timeline). We want to be able to vet out issues and rene the scope (quickly). The urgency on the seagrass study is that such studies must be completed between March and September and reviewed by a National Marine Fisheries Service eld survey in September. If the port misses that window a seagrass survey and in turn approval from the National Marine Fisheries Service could not be completed until 2014. If you miss those windows, it pushes you a year off, Perry said. To move ahead with the pre-application meeting and seagrass survey, however, another agreement must be forthcoming; this from the St. Joe Company in the form of a pledge to pay the 25 percent for funding the permitting process, Pitts said. St. Joe has indicated a willingness to handle that expense, which is estimated to run about $250,000, but establishing a process for the money transfers the state would reimburse the Port Authority which would reimburse St. Joe for funds paid out on the front end has taken time. Before we can move ahead with tasks we must have an agreement with St. Joe on cash up front, Pitts said. There is condence everything is going to move forward. Port attorney Tom Gibson is to have an agreement with St. Joe in front of port commissioners for approval by the Sept. 11 bimonthly meeting. Hatch Mott MacDonald has agreed to move ahead with its tasks while the payment process is worked out, Perry said, adding that the company, which has long worked with the port, believes in the project and the positive change in dynamics for development since the Port Authority and St. Joe partnered last year. The seagrass survey will cost $36,100 and the pre-application meeting will cost $50,000, which includes preparation of documents demonstrating the economic need for the project, documentation on channel location and depth, schematics and other materials. This is an extremely important part of the project and it will have a great deal of impact on whether you have success or you dont have success, Perry said. We wont feel it will be successful unless this is permitted and we have ship trafc through the port.Foreclosure hearingThe issues pertaining to the foreclosure proceeding against the Port Authority involving the barge terminal land along the Intracoastal Canal was heard last week by a Circuit Court judge. Capital City Bank is attempting to foreclose on a $4.2 million mortgage on the 67-acre parcel. The Port Authority is arguing that it lacked the authority to mortgage public land in the rst place without a public referendum. The judge will issue a ruling at a later date. Capital City Bank ofcials turned down a late offer from the Port Authority, port attorney Tom Gibson said. The port had offered to reinstate a full pledge to pay the outstanding loan port commissioners have repeatedly voice their intent to fully pay the debt in return for a promise from Capital City Bank to stop foreclosure and allow the port time to bring tenants and revenue. DailyLunch &Dinner Specials OPEN7Days11:00AM-10:00PMET7008Hwy.98 St.JoeBeach,FL 32456 (850)647-6167 Send your letters to : LETTERS TO THE EDITOR P.O. Box 308 Port St. Joe, FL 32457 Fax: 850-227-7212 Email: tcroft@star.comComments from our readers in the form of letters to the editor or a guest column are solicited and encouraged. A newspapers editorial page should be a forum where differing ideas and opinions are exchanged. All letters and guest columns must be signed and should include the address and phone number of the author. The street address and phone number are for verication and will not be published. Letters must be in good taste and The Star reserves the right to edit letters for correctness and style. SHARE Yo O Ur R OPINIONs S LocalThe Star| A5Thursday, September 5, 2013By TIM CROFT227-7827 |@PSJ_Star tcroft@star.com The macro and the micro were identied last week as the Port St. Joe Port Authority board crafted a fundraising campaign. Port Authority chairman Leonard Costin urged commissioners for more than a month to plan a community campaign aimed at providing the minimum operating capital for the coming scal year. But commissioners also agreed with board member Eugene Rafeld who said the state and federal governments need to be partners if the community is going to join the effort to develop the Port of Port St. Joe into an operating developer of the regions economics. How can you ask the people of this town to support us if the powers that be wont, Rafeld said. There are lot of people hurting here. If our government isnt going to back us, what are we doing here? This is a regional concept worth billions of dollars. The key in the shortterm, Rafeld said, is right in front of the Port Authority dredging of the deepwater shipping channel. With the expansion of the Panama Canal which should be completed in the next two years and the increase in trafc that already is bursting existing Florida ports at the seams, Rafeld said there was real opportunity for the Port of Port St. Joe to become a beacon for smaller vessels, a niche port. We are going to get a win if we get this channel dredged, Rafeld said. But without the channel dredged to 35 feet, my gut feeling is the port will never happen. And if we dont have the support of the (government), how do we ask the small guy for support. The port, several commissioners noted, is dealing with a chicken-egg dilemma. Until port development comes, a return on investment is elusive. But until the investment arrives, specically to dredge the channel, the odds for development remain elusive. And dredging will only happen with state and federal government support, both in dollars and in speeding the permitting for the dredging along. This is a dire need priority, Rafeld said. This is not about Port St. Joe. This is a regional conict that could bring thousands and thousands of jobs. Rafeld identied an upcoming regional meeting of the Florida Chamber of Commerce to be held in Port St. Joe in November as an opportunity to bring economic development stakeholders and regulatory agencies to the table to determine a path ahead and a web of assistance for the port. Rafeld further said that all local stakeholders, from the cities to the county to the Chamber to the EDA to business owners to St. Joe need to join at the table. The port effort is a community effort, for the future, Rafeld has repeatedly stated. Port Authority chair Leonard Costin has long sought funding from the state, primarily to fund basic operations, but said that from Gov. Rick Scott on down the mantra is what is the return on investment in the Port of Port St. Joe? He said hes had very little success raising operational money port director Tommy Pitts earns $1 a month and assistant Nadine Lee is forgoing any salary but dredging money is likely going to be available. Youve got to have someone manning the ship, Rafeld said. And Dane Caldwell of St. Joe offered a counter to the return on investment argument. Whats the return on non-investment? Caldwell said, noting the region had been one of economic concern to the state for much of a decade. The whole region is wanting to stand on its feet. What is the return in not investing in the port? Board member Patrick Jones said the port should tell a story from the standpoint of what has been invested and what needs to be invested. He said the longer the port infrastructure remains unaddressed, the more the loss from prior investment. The port has already seen millions in state and federal investment. There is investment already made and a loss from inaction, Jones said. Costin emphasized that in addition to long-term funding for items such as dredging, the Port Authority faces a more short-term issue in the lack of operating revenue. The port, Costin said, will be out of money in roughly a month. Over the rst six months of the coming scal year, $15,000 is needed to maintain operations. Costin said his goal would be to establish a separate bank account to deposit local contributions and use the money We would have to micro-manage for a bit, Costin said to meet operational expenses. I understand the big picture, but we are not going to be able to start the conversation on the big picture unless we do this little bit now, Costin said. The Port Authority divided community outreach among commissioners. They will approach potential corporate sponsors and other organizations in a position to assist. Costin and EDA president Guerry Magidson have already pledged $500. Board member Jessica Rish indicated Preble Rish Engineers was also willing to assist. We all here believe this is worth it, Jones said. We have to sell that to people.Port commissioners hone outreach campaign DREDGING from page AA1 Ti I M Croft ROFT | The StarState ofcials visited the Port of Port St. Joe last year.

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Email outdoors news to tcroft@ star .com OUTDOORSwww.starfl.comSection Section A Both beautiful and fragrant, the plumeria is beloved by people around the world. The plumeria, a.k.a. frangipani, are owering plants in the dogbane family native to South and Central America and the Caribbean. Plumeria will grow vigorously and bloom regularly and profusely when they receive at least six hours of sun per day and an ample amount of the proper fertilizers. They must be planted in highly organic fast draining soil or in beds with adequate drainage. Plumeria can be grown as container plants here. The pot may be sunk in the ground to give the effect of a landscape plant or placed in an indoor or outdoor grouping. During the winter, plumeria require very little care. When temperatures drop below 50 degrees at night, bring the plant inside and remove the leaves. Store in a cool dry place and do not water more than once a month. Dont allow temperatures to fall below freezing in the storage area. Propagate plumeria from cuttings of lea ess stem tips in spring. Allow the cutting to dry at the base before planting in well-drained soil Plumeria is named in honor of the seventeenthcentury French botanist Charles Plumier, who traveled to the New World documenting many plant and animal species. Plumeria is related to the oleander, and the sap of both shrubs is mildly toxic. Contact with the sap may irritate eyes and skin. In traditional Indian medicine, some plumeria species are considered purgatives or remedies for diarrhea and to treat in ammation, rheumatism, tumors and gonorrhea. Extracts of plumeria are also used in perfumes and incense. Indian incenses containing plumeria have Champa in their name. Hawaiians use the fragrant owers to make leis, and plumeria are considered a symbol of everything good. In Malay folklore, the scent of the plumeria is associated with vampires. There, frangipani trees are often planted in cemeteries. Plumeria is also planted in cemeteries in Indonesia and the Philippines, where it is associated with ghosts and spirits. Plumeria are associated with temples in both Hindu and Buddhist cultures. For Hindus, the plant symbolized devotion and dedication. For Buddhists, it is the symbol of immortality. In the Victorian language of owers, plumeria symbolizes beauty, charm and grace. In Tahiti, Fiji, Samoa, Hawaii and New Zealand, women wear plumeria to indicate their relationship status. Women seeking mates tuck the ower over the right ear and those who have a lover wear it over the left. Plumeria is the national ower of both Nicaragua and Laos. For more information about this plant, visit the website of the International Plumeria Society at www.plumeria. org. Monday-Thursday7AM-6PM(EST) Friday-Saturday7AM-7PM(EST) BWOHuntingHeadquarters: CAMOARRIVINGDAILY 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,Sept.0590 7530% Fri,Sept.0687 7530% Sat,Sept.0786 7340% Sun,Sept.0885 7410% Mon,Sept.0986 74 0% Tues,Sept.1085 7310% Wed,Sept.1185 73 0% Thursday, September 5, 2013 Page 6 SPONSORED BY Inshore OffshoreGag grouper are starting to show up in shallow water this week. Good reports from Mexico Beach and south of the Cape are coming in daily. Live pinfish or now, live finger mullet are great baits and plentiful still. Kingfish are still hanging out around near shore structures and in the channels as well. A few flounder have been caught in 20 feet of water this week, so the fall feeding patterns are taking effect. Redfish have invaded our coast this week and the past weekend. Many good slot-sized fish have been caught under the George Tapper Bridge using all types of bait, however, tides will be a factor here. Scallops are still plentiful as we enter into the last month of the season. Presnells channel, the pot holes and the dog end channel are all holding good sized shells right now. BUDS N BUGSLois SwobodaFragrant plumeria loved around the world By TOM BAIRDSpecial to The Star When one thinks of saltwater sh, in all likelihood, types such as marlin, jacks, red sh and shark come to mind. People are usually less familiar with small marsh and beach shes that everyone encounters on a trip to the shore. These little shes, which rarely get larger than 3 inches, are important food for the large shes. On a trip to the bay or beach you will see schools of small grey, tan or silvery sh darting and feeding in shallow water. Though some of these might be schools of juvenile shes that will mature to be sport or commercial sh species, most schools you will see on a rising tide are killi sh. Take off your shoes and wade into a few inches of shallow water, then stand still long enough, and the killi sh will come and nibble on bits of debris that have settled on your feet and ankles. The saltmarsh or Gulf killi sh, Fundulus grandis, is also called the mudminnow and mummichog, depending on where one is and who is talking. By whatever common name, it is one of the toughest sh known. Most shes live within narrow boundaries of salinity (how much salt is dissolved in the water) temperature and dissolved oxygen. The killi sh can withstand a wide range of salinities. It survives in anything from freshwater to full-strength saltwater. It is subjected to these extremes in its natural habitat, salt marshes and tidal creeks. At the same time, it is able to withstand temperatures from almost freezing to 104 degrees F. It will burrow in the mud during freezing weather, which is probably the basis of one of its common names, mudminnow. Since it often gets trapped in tide pools, it would die if it could not tolerate high water temperatures. There is often little oxygen in the water in salt marshes during hot summer days. Here, the killi sh will sometimes gulp air at the surface in an attempt to obtain oxygen for its gills. It is equipped to take just about anything nature can hand it and survive. In addition to natural extremes, it is able to survive numerous handlings and be dropped during study without apparent harm. They are transported easily, making them good aquarium and bait sh. One researcher even carried one in a wet sock, by mistake, for three hours, and it was still alive. Though these little natives are hardy and do well in a salt water aquarium, they are not to be confused with a whole range of brightly colored commercial aquarium sh that are also called killi sh. Because it is so tough, more experiments have been done on saltwater killi sh than almost any other species. It holds the distinction of being the rst sh in space when fertilized eggs were sent on a Skylab mission to study embryological development in near zero gravity. The killi sh exists in large numbers, is easily collected at the shore or in tide pools, and lives well in captivity. To the biology student and researcher, it is an undemanding, cooperative subject. The Gulf killi sh is currently being used to test the effects of oil and oil dispersants on the physiology of marine species. This tough little sh is being called upon to help us understand the risks and consequences of undersea oil extraction and disasters such as the Deepwater Horizon oil spill and what the longlasting effects may be on the marine ecosystem. The saltmarsh killi sh is an opportunist that can live on almost any diet. Its natural food is mostly detritus (dead plant and animal matter), with animal material added as it is caught. They will prey on little grass shrimp and mosquito larvae. The killi sh feeds constantly out of necessity for it lacks a true stomach. This is unusual in the sh world. The killi sh possesses only a straight digestive tube. The lack of a stomach makes it easier for the killi sh to starve, however, since the supply of food in a saltmarsh is abundant, the little sh does not normally encounter this problem. Killi sh need healthy saltmarshes, for they lay their eggs in the branch areas of saltmarsh cordgrass or in empty shells in grassy areas during periods of extreme high tides (called spring tides, they occur on the new and full moon every month, not just the spring of the year). Their breeding patterns are similar to the grunion of the Paci c coast. The breeding season is from April to October with the males taking on brilliant colors at this time. When the spring tides occur, the normally drab males take on a deep blue along their back and ns with yellow-orange margins. They are so colorful and active at this time that you would hardly think it is the same sh. They court the females aggressively until mating occurs. Gulf killi sh range from the coast of Texas to the west coast of Florida. They are also present on the east coast of the state down to Cuba. A closely related species is the Longnose killi sh, Fundulus similis, which also has similar habits but enjoys a larger range, reaching down to coastal Central America and northern South America. So the next time you are wading in the shallows of St. Joseph Bay or Indian Pass or any of the tidal creeks and see a school of small sh feeding along the margins, give a tip of your hat to one of the toughest sh around the Gulf killi sh. Tom Baird has been a sheries biologist, high school and community college teacher (oceanography and microbiology), director of a science and environmental center, teacher of science and principal in Pinellas County as well as an educational consultant. He retired from the Florida Department of Education and he and his wife divide their time between Tallahassee and Cape San Blas. Saltmarsh killi sh: Tiny but tough sh Like us on THE PORT ST. JOE STARPlumeria can be grown as container plants here. The pot may be sunk in the ground to give the effect of a landscape plant or placed in an indoor or outdoor grouping. During the winter, plumeria require very little care. When temperatures drop below 50 degrees at night, bring the plant inside and remove the leaves. Store in a cool dry place and do not water more than once a month.

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PORT ST. JOE WEWAHITCHKA PORT ST. JOE WEWAHITCHKA SPORTS www.starfl.com ASectionPage 7 Thursday, September 5, 2013By TIM CROFT227-7827 |@PSJ_Star tcroft@star .com In a matchup billed as size versus speed, speed emphatically won. Port St. Joe racked up more than 420 yards of total offense, more than 360 on the ground, and countered county rival Wewahitchkas distinct size advantage en route to 45-20 victory at Gator Field in the regular-season opener for both teams. The Tiger Sharks were led by Natrone Lee who carried 12 times for 175 yards, shedding two or three tacklers with nearly every run. But Lee had plenty of support. Dwayne Griggs added 61 yards and a touchdown rushing and a 51-yard touchdown reception. Cole Cryderman rushed for 64 yards and a touchdown and Carter Thacker had 46 on just four carries, including a 44-yard touchdown scamper. Port St. Joe was also stout on defense, corralling the dual back eld threat of quarterback Rashard Ranie and fullback Javar Hill for most of the night. Hill had 96 rushing yards and a touchdown, but was inconsistent throughout. Ranie never had room to operate, nishing with 47 rushing yards after running for more than 200 in last weeks Kickoff Classic. Ranie was 4 of 13 for 80 yards passing. The Gators did themselves no favors by turning the ball over on fumbles ve times. I thought we played real hard, Port St. Joe coach Chuck Gannon said. I thought they would try to hammer us with Ranie and Hill, but I thought we did a real good job of swarming to the ball. We knew we were going to be tested. We had a bit of gut-check this afternoon. But I thought that was more the team we thought we had. This was 360 degrees from last week in the Kickoff Classic. The game got away from the Gators in the second quarter as Port St. Joe demonstrated its quick-strike capabilities. The teams traded touchdowns early, Drew Lacour drawing rst blood for Port St. Joe on a quarterback sneak and the Gators answering when Ranie found Tad Gaskin behind the defense on a 39-yard crossing route. Three plays later, though, Thacker went untouched on a belly trap play for a 44-yard touchdown. The Tiger Sharks held Wewahitchka to three-and-out and on the rst play of the ensuing drive Griggs lined up wide left and caught a perfect strike from Ethan Sander in stride, decked two defenders and scored on a 54yard play. The Gators were forced to punt again, but the snap was bobbled and Reggie Smith recovered for Port St. Joe at the Gator 19. Lee swept left and four tacklers were grasping air as he darted through the tackle hole to score and the Tiger Sharks were up 29-6. We got off to a bad start and that killed us, but they are just a better team. We are just not a good team, Wewahitchka coach Dennis Kizziah said. Issac Madrid breathed some life into Wewahitchka when he scooped up a Griggs fumble and rambled 71 yards for the touchdown. Four plays later, though, Cryderman scored from the 9 and Port St. Joe went into the locker room at intermission up 35-14. After a 30-minute weather delay after halftime, Port St. Joe came out controlling the ball and melting the clock. Lacour added a 27-yard eld goal and Griggs a rushing touchdown for Port St. Joe before Hill scored from 14 late for the Gators. Star Staff ReportThe Lady Tiger Sharks of Port St. Joe Jr./ Sr. High School won their home volleyball opener last week against West Gadsden. The Lady Tiger Sharks won easily 3-0 with game scores of 25-8, 25-7 and 25-12. Senior Nicole Endres again led the team in kills with four. Sophomore Callie Fleshren went 13 for 13 for 100 percent accuracy in serves. Stephanie Brinkmeier had three attacks and three kills for a 100 percent hitting ef ciency. By WES LOCHER229-7843 |@PSJ_Star wlocher@star .com Some people run for their health, others to clear their minds, but on Nov. 3, county attorney Jeremy Novak will run the ING New York City Marathon to raise money for the Sacred Heart Hospital on the Gulf Guild. Novak has had friends and family affected by cancer and saw a great opportunity to raise money for those suffering from cancer locally. Currently, cancer patients who live in Gulf County must travel to Panama City for chemotherapy, radiation treatments or prescreening. Novak believes that by raising money to make those options available through Sacred Heart will provide patients with convenience and comfort. Novak practices law both privately and for the county and wouldnt put marathon runner on his next resume, but that wont stop him from returning to the event he rst completed four years ago. Im not a runner. I have no business doing this, laughed Novak. His devotion to the cause is what will take Novak on a 26.2 mile run across Manhattan, Central Park and all ve boroughs of New York. While he said that he could raise funds for the American Cancer Society, Novak wants to ensure that large corporations dont take a chunk of the money so he decided to donate right to the source. I know people who were blessed to have early detection, he said. I want the money to stay in Gulf County. Novak has set up a donation account online to raise funds through the website CrowdRise.com. His goal is to raise $5,000 for the Guild and hes over halfway there. Residents and businesses who wish to support Novak can log onto the website and pledge for each mile of the marathon. Whereas four years ago he had to send letters and take donations by mail, the internet has made the process much more streamlined and ef cient. Friends, family and local businesses have been tremendous in their support, he said. Its amazing how easy it is to get the word out. In addition to local donations Novak said that hes shocked at the support hes received from people he doesnt even know. Supporters from California, Indiana, Pennsylvania and New Jersey have all donated to his cause. During his previous marathon experience, Novak was able to raise several thousand dollars to keep his local Kiwanis Club going. This time, his desire to run to support the Sacred Heart Guild is fueled by more than a good cause; he also considers it fate. Novak said that he was born in a Sacred Heart Hospital as were his brothers, and his grandfather was a doctor in one for many years. Needless to say, Novak was thrilled when a branch of the hospital landed in his backyard three years ago. Last years NYC Marathon was canceled due to uninvited guest Hurricane Sandy, so Novak anticipates an extra-large turnout for this years event. Its going to be a special year, said Novak. Theres always so much energy on the streets. He described his rst experience with the NYC Marathon as inspiring. It was there that he ran alongside thousands of other runners from all walks of life, some of which were in wheelchairs, on crutches, were elderly, amputees and some who were completely blind and ran alongside a guide. The spirit is incredible, said Novak. Novak and his wife, Kellee relocated to Port St. Joe from New Jersey 10 years ago and hes excited that his family will be in New York to cheer him on as he runs. To prepare for the big run, Novak has spent the past few months conditioning, running 20-25 miles a week. He runs along old Highway 98 in St. Joe Beach, which allows him to enjoy the view while he trains for the big day. The Sacred Heart Hospital on the Gulf Guild is a volunteer organization that hosts fundraisers for health-related needs in the community. The Guild will receive funds from Novaks run to be used locally for cancer screening and to purchase hospital equipment that will bene t cancer patients. The Guild does not provide chemotherapy or radiation treatment but aims to support the hospital in any measures to make the services available. Donations to support Novaks marathon run can be made online at www. crowdrise.com/jeremynovak or by calling Paulina Pendarvis at 850-229-5601.SPECIAL TO THE STAREach year, 47,000 runners tackle the New York City Marathon and on Nov. 3, city attorney Jeremy Novak will be one of them. Port St. Joe beats West GadsdenCity attorney on the run for good cause Like us on THE PORT ST. JOE STAR GAME NOTES: The Wewahitchka size advantage was re ected on the rosters. The Gators elded eight players weighing 230 pounds for more; Port St. Joe had two. Wewahitchka had two others over 225 pounds; Port St. Joe had six other players over 200 pounds, none over 220. Port St. Joe punted just one time. The Tiger Sharks lost three fumbles and were stopped on downs once when quarterback Drew Lacour fumbled and recovered a snap from center, resulting in no gain. From 4:12 of the rst quarter, when Wewahitchka scored to take a 7-6 lead, until the 11:48 mark of the second quarter, Port St. Joe ran ve plays from scrimmage and scored 23 unanswered points. The Tiger Sharks scored on plays of 44, 54 and 19 yards and twice scored on two-point conversions. Backup quarterback Ethan Sander had just a single pass for Port St. Joe but it was big. Running back Dwayne Griggs sprinted to line up wide left and was picked up in single coverage by Wewahitchka. Sander hit a streaking Griggs down the sideline with a perfect strike and Griggs shook off two tacklers to score. A weather delay was called just as halftime ended, sending both teams back to the locker room. The delay was caused by lightning in the area and while the sky lit up in the distance, ran never fell and game action resumed after a delay of 33 minutes. The crowd was huge for the annual county rivalry. Both home and visitors stands were packed and spectators completely surrounded the fence around the eld. Even after a 30-minute weather delay, the majority of the crowd remained. Port St. Joe enjoyed a 259 advantage in rst downs. Port St. Joe had 10 different backs carry the ball and ve score touchdowns. There were 14 carries of at least 10 yards. Wewahitchka travels to Cottondale for a 7:30 p.m. CT start on Friday while Port St. Joe hosts Panama City Bay at 7:30 p.m. ET at Shark Field.Port St. Joe swamps GatorsMALLORY PEAK | Special to The StarDwayne Griggs (1) had 115 total offensive yards and two touchdowns.WAYNE TAYLOR | Special to The StarCole Cryderman (44) pounded out 64 yards between the tackles.

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LocalA8 | The Star Thursday, September 5, 2013After holding title for 15 years, the Foundation then provides, under appropriate circumstances, for renters to purchase their units. The major task for the city is to deed the land, which was donated by the St. Joe Company and designated for affordable housing, over to Paces. City commissioners decided, with approval from the Paces folks, to wait on transfer of the land until after the announcement of any award of tax credits. If it is not approved (this year) we will turn it around and submit it until it is, Haymond said. A market study commissioned by the Foundation indicated an existing estimated need for 74 family housing units as well as a substantial need for senior units. The Foundation is determining the economic feasibility of various unit counts to determine the number of units to be built in the rst phase. The MOU contemplates that this would be an initial phase of affordable housing and future development of affordable housing will be linked to overall growth in the county and city markets in the coming years.Lighthouse relocation bidsThe bids for relocation of the Cape San Blas Lighthouse were opened last week and the city is gazing at a bill well in excess of assembled funds. While eight rms picked up bid packets and attended the pre-bid conference, only two, Worth Contracting, Inc. and Cathey Construction, submitted sealed bids by last Thursday. The low bid, from Worth, came in at $520,000 to move the four city-owned structures the lighthouse, two keepers quarters and oil house and erect them at George Core Park. The bid is to move the structures over roadway. This is for moving and setting up the structures, said city manager Jim Anderson. They would be bringing it by road. The costs of lowering power lines is not included. Initial estimates from Duke Energy peg that cost at $150,000-$300,000. Mayor Mel Magidson has indicated that discussions with the utility indicated no willingness to donate the expense. The city is short the amount for the move alone by an estimated $100,000 or more. The state appropriated $325,000 for the effort to relocate the lighthouse and structures and a fundraising campaign by the St. Joseph Historical Society has brought in $40,000-$50,000. The Port St. Joe Redevelopment Agency secured a $30,000 grant and matched it. The city received an extension of time from the federal government to move the structures. Originally the deadline expired in late August but the date was pushed back to January. City manager Jim Anderson said city staff and engineers Preble Rish were reviewing the bids It is quite a complex package and determining whether there was room to work with the contractor to bring the price down or whether bids might be tossed and the project rebid.Interlocal agreementCity commissioners approved an interlocal agreement with the county that amends a previous agreement concerning the annexation of WindMark Beach. City commissioners approved language stating that county residents would be charged the same as city residents for water and sewer critical for the Board of County Commissioners and otherwise validated amendments approved by the county. Among those would be deeding over the TDC Welcome Center building to the county, assuming re ghting responsibilities in Oak Grove and establishing a water rescue unit along coastal areas within the city.Water line replacement in NPSJFinally receiving a notice to proceed from USDA Rural Development on a project to replace sidewalks on Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd., the city is now poised to proceed with much-needed water line replacement on the north end of town. The water line replacement, part of the initial phase of replacement, had been held up for at least two months as the city awaited word on the separate MLK sidewalk project. Since the two projects involved replacement of infrastructure, the water line replacement was put on hold pending approval of the sidewalk project. The PSJRA received grant funding for the sidewalk work, which is aimed at improving the aesthetics and access to the business district in the neighborhood of North Port St. Joe. The water line replacement along Avenues B, C and D, between MLK and Battle Street, were cut out from the initial phase of water line replacement to allow the city to apply for a Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) of $650,000 to complete the project. The CDBG provides funding that allows the city to avoid taking on additional debt while it replaces some 20 miles of aging pipe. With the okay from USDA on the sidewalk project, Bruce Ballister with the Apalachee Regional Planning Council, indicated that the water line replacement would begin in the fall, the bid being likely awarded in October. That would allow time for the city to submit an application for the next CDBG cycle Ballister indicated a rule change was pushing back the window for application to January to secure a grant for the second phase of water line replacement in North Port St. Joe. We could be nished with the North Port St. Joe project by next year, Ballister said. 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COMMUNITY www.starfl.com BPage 1SectionThursday, September 5, 2013Trivia Fun with Wilson Casey, Guinness World Record Holder from Woodruff, S.C., is published in more than 500 newspapers across the country and is a weekly feature in The Port St. Joe Star. 1) Whose dad became the rst-ever American citizen ordained as a Buddhist monk? Beyonce, Uma Thurman, Cher, Mae West 2) Whats the yo-yo trick when its thrown down and stays down? Sleeper, Walk the dog, Pinwheel, Rock the baby 3) Who runs or ran Philtrum Press, a small publishing company? Hillary Clinton, Pat Robertson, Pat Sajak, Stephen King 4) When Life magazine debuted in 1936, what was its cover price? Nickel, Dime, Quarter, 50 cents 5) What car was Global Motors associated with in the 1980s? DeLorean, Yugo, Rambler, Renault 6) Whose nickname is Pearl of the Antilles? Cuba, Madeira, Hawaii, Nova Scotia 7) In 1947 what honoree said, I want to thank everyone for making this night necessary? Berra, Cooper, Lindbergh, Truman 8) What is the most common name for counties in the U.S.? Washington, Madison, Jefferson, Lincoln 9) Excluding Alaska which state has the most roadless area? Wyoming, Colorado, California, Utah 10) Which tire company developed the Tiger Paws mascot? Cooper, Uniroyal, Goodyear, Firestone 11) The worlds rst speed limit was in 1903 England at what m.p.h.? 3, 7, 11, 20 12) Which University of Texas campus became accredited as the nations rst to offer belly dancing? Austin, Tyler, Arlington, Brownsville 13) What kind of Ferrari did Thomas Magnum (Tom Selleck) drive in the popular TV series? 110 XT, 308 GTB, 397 RS, 630 S 14) Where is the National Hobo Convention that elects a king and queen of the road? Iowa, Texas, Pennsylvania, Georgia ANSWERS 1) Uma Thurman. 2) Sleeper. 3) Stephen King. 4) Dime. 5) Yugo. 6) Cuba. 7) Berra. 8) Washington. 9) California. 10) Uniroyal. 11) 20. 12) Arlington. 13) 308 GTB. 14) Iowa.Trivia FunWilson CaseyWC@Trivia Guy.com By WES LOCHER229-7843 |@PSJ_Star wlocher@star .com The Wewahitchka Medical Center has always aimed to deliver high levels of primary care and with the addition of a new doctor; theyve doubled their ability to do so. Dr. Angel Cortes joined the team in April but brings 13 years of medical experience to the Wewahitchka Medical Center Originally born in Chicago, Cortes family moved to Puerto Rico when he was very young. There he attended primary school and eventually enrolled in Puerto Rico State University where he studied biology. Cortes grew up alongside classmates who changed their ideal career paths about as often as they changed their socks, but he always had a clear vision for his future plans. I always said I was going to be a doctor, said Cortes with a smile. After getting his Bachelors degree in 1992, he relocated to Mexico and attended medical school at the Autonomous University of Guadalajara. It was there that he met his future wife, who is also a doctor. After completing medical school the couple moved back to Puerto Rico where Cortes opened his own private of ce. Unhappy with the health care system in Puerto Rico and the endless amount of administrative work that came with it, Cortes returned to Mexico where he taught urology at his alma mater while seeking out employment in the United States. After interviewing with North Florida Medical Centers he was offered a position in Wewahitchka. He began his employment and took the rst step toward getting back to what he believed he was best at: treating patients. Im going to give to the patient what the patient needs, Cortes said. Im focused on peoples problems and solving them. Cortes has a rm belief in patient education as much as treatment and said he spends additional with patients to ensure that they understand how to properly manage their conditions. My years working in Mexico taught me not to depend on medical studies, said Cortes. I look for signs Cortes, Rubin lead medical center care TIM CROFT | The StarThe next Salt Air Farmers Market will be held on Saturday, Sept. 7, at City Commons Park in Port St. Joe. Farmers from around North Florida and Georgia will have fresh produce for purchase and vendors will sell homemade crafts and jewelry. The Salt Air Farmers Market promotes a sustainable food system on Floridas Forgotten Coast. The Market runs from 9 a.m. ET until 1 p.m.WES LOCHER | The StarWewahitchka Medical Center manager Katrina Saunders with ve-year employee Ann Rubin, PA-C, and the latest addition, Dr. Angel Cortes.See PRIMARY B5By WES LOCHER229-7843 |@PSJ_Star wlocher@star .com For four graduates of the Gulf County Workforce Boards Ladder program, it was a day of new beginnings. In partnership with the Jessie Ball duPont Foundation, each year economically disadvantaged young adults, ages 18-21, in North Port St. Joe learn the basics of banking, public speaking and job interview preparation. Students also complete the 12-week Dale Carnegie Training that includes intensive training on team member WES LOCHER | The StarThe latest graduates of the Gulf County Workforce Board Ladder program celebrated their achievements over lunch.Ladder graduates celebrate achievements By WES LOCHER229-7843 |@PSJ_Star wlocher@star .com As the weather cools and fall arrives, Mexico Beach is heating up with a September concert series that will feature area talent each Thursday at Sunset Park. Music in the Park started in 2005, and attendees of the family-friendly event are encouraged to bring chairs, blankets and coolers to each concert. It offers visitors and residents the opportunity to enjoy great talent and an amazing sunset, said Community Development Council executive director Kimberly Shoaf. Its a really laid back event. This years lineup includes 2004 Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Jerry Salley with Bo Spring on Sept. 5, Heat and the Zydeco Gents Sept. 12, Rockin Randall and the Gang will take the stage Sept. 19 and Nashville sensations Charlie and Dana Black will round out the concert series Sept. 19. We try to get bands that are local to the area or have visited in the past and been a hit, said Shoaf. At the kickoff event Sept. 5, the Mexico Beach Volunteer Fire Department will be serving up free hot dogs, chips and drinks. Donations will be accepted. Each concert is 6-8 p.m. CT. Parking is available at the El Governor Motel on U.S. Highway 98.SPECIAL TO THE STARMexico Beach will hold their annual Music in the Park concert series every Thursday in September.Mexico Beach holds music in the parkSee GRADUATES B5 SALT AIR MARKET

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Its really an in-between season too late for summer owers, and too early for winter varieties. But most of all, its just too hot to spend much time working outdoors. However, there are plenty of easy jobs in the garden that really need to be done at this time. My tips on late summer gardening was provided by Emeritus Extension Horticulture Specialist Dr. Robert Black, of the University of Florida, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences. If youre growing roses, its a good idea to prune them late in August. Remove the healthy top growth, as well as the dead twigs and branches, and any diseased, injured, thin, or spindly growth. Shorten the main canes and lateral branches. Leave at least half the length of each main cane thats one to three years old. If you follow these pruning recommendations the rst owers can be expected in eight or nine weeks. These owers will be larger than they could have grown without the pruning. If youre growing mums or poinsettias, this is the last month that should pinch these plants to increase blooms weve talked about this before, so you may remember that pinching back the stem tips will increase branching, and promote heavier owering in the late fall. But dont wait too long before you do this. Otherwise youll be pinching off the ower buds instead of the stem tips and this will reduce the number of owers that bloom in the fall. August is also the time to pinch off some the buds on our camellias. As soon as you can distinguish the rounded ower buds from the pointed vegetative bud, twist off all but one of the ower buds at each tip. The remaining bud should develop into a large ower, so be very careful not to injure it. Some owers, such as Sasanquas and Japonicas, are valued for their large number of blooms and dont need to be pinched. Many common ornamental, such as Oleander, Hydrangeas, and Azaleas can be propagated by cuttings this time of year. For Azaleas, take tip cuttings, three to ve inches long, with several leaves still attached. Place the cutting in a rooting medium, and keep them moist by covering them with a plastic bag, or using a mist system. Many rooting mediums can be used. The most common are sand, and mixtures of peat and perlite. You may want to use a rooting hormone to hasten root growth. If you have any cold sensitive ornamentals in your landscape, you might think about rooting a few cuttings before winter, and keeping the young plants in a protected place. That way, if your ornamental plant freezes, youll have replacement for the spring. If you want to plant things during August or early September, you might try bulbs of Louisiana Iris, Ginger, Crinums, Daylilies, Amaryllis, and Zephyr Lilies. You can still plant wood ornamentals as well, but hurry up so that theyll have a chance to become well established before the winter comes. Now is also the time to plan for your winter annuals, such as babys breath, calendulas, and pansies. Start ordering your seeds and preparing the ower beds. Keep a careful watch for insect on your lawn and shrubbery. Late summer is when chinch bugs and mole crickets are very active on lawns, and white ies, scales, aphids, and caterpillars are damaging ornamentals. For more information on late summer tips contact the Gulf County Extension Service @ 6393200 or visit our website: http://gulf.ifas.u.eduSome tips for summer gardening RoOY LEE CArR TErRCounty extension directorSpecial to the StarBoy Scout Troop 47 in Port St. Joe would like to extend an open invitation to any home-schooled boy ages 11 to 17 in the surrounding area. Scouting provides a great opportunity for boys being homeschooled to use Boy Scouts of America as an elective. Scouting gives them the necessary skills to learn about God and Country. We do a lot of traveling and train the scouts how to survive. We compete against other troops at camp-o-rees. There are over 100 merit badges that can be earned and are part of home school curriculum. Come join us 3:30 until 5 p.m. ET on Thursdays at the Scout Hut, 2368 Oak Grove Road or call me Ken Watson at 850-731-1100. Be prepared; Troop 47, Port St. Joe.Boys 11-17 invited to join ScoutsStar Staff ReportGulf County Senior Citizens, located at 120 Library Drive in Port St. Joe, is asking for donations of nonperishable foods for our low-income seniors such as juice, canned tuna & chicken, soup or vegetables. Small inexpensive bingo prizes are always needed for our clients that love to play bingo several times a week. Also needed are donations of items for arts and crafts. We provide a hot nutritious noon meal Monday through Friday to seniors 60 and over. Transportation may be available to our meal sites. Anyone interested in coming to our sites in Port St. Joe or Wewahitchka for meals and activities or who would like to donate any of the items noted above may call Debbie at 229-8466.Senior Citizens needs your help Cancer support group formingSpecial to The StarYou have cancer, are some of the most dreaded words in the English language. Usually when a patient hears that pronouncement, the shock leaves her or him in a benumbed state. You are taking in the words, but the reality of the disease and the inherent decisions that will need to be made are not quite comprehensible yet. What kind of cancer do I have? What stage is my cancer in? What is my prognosis? What kind of treatment is recommended for the cancer I have? Do I need a second opinion? What are my chances of cure and what is my long term survival rate? These are all questions that you need to ask your physician, but there are so many other questions that come to mind as you process your diagnosis, decide upon treatment plans, where to have your surgeries, radiation and/or chemotherapy. And all of these important decisions dont even address the mental anguish the patient is experiencing as each decision is faced. Only someone who has been through the same ordeal can truly relate to what the patient is feeling. That is the reason for a support group, a unit of people who have experienced the same thing. A support group for cancer survivors, those currently undergoing treatments and their families and caregivers is being organized. The support group will meet at 5:30 p.m. ET rst Mondays upstairs at Capital City Bank. Everyone is invited to attend. Special to The StarThe Charles Whitehead Public Library in Wewahitchka and the University of Florida-Gulf County Extension 4-H Club are offering craft classes for youth ages 10 and up at the library. The rst class will be a beginners knitting class from 4-6 p.m. CT Tuesday, Sept. 10. The class will teach the basics of knitting while making a 9-by-9-inch washcloth. Project materials will be provided courtesy of the extension ofce. Class size is limited. All those who wish to participate must register in advance for the class by Sept. 6. For more information or class registration, call Melanie Taylor at the Gulf County Extension Ofce at 639-3200 or the Wewahitchka Public Library at 639-2419.Craft classes available at your local library

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We have a saying, you are never too old to learn, said Jim Barr, coordinator of Education Encore. There are no tests, no grades, no stress, just fun. Registration for Education Encore begins at 1 p.m. ET on Wednesday, Sept. 18 in Building A, Room 101, at the Gulf/Franklin Center. Registration is rst-come, rst-served. Classes will be held on six consecutive Wednesdays, beginning Sept. 25 and continuing through Oct. 30. Classes are being offered in three morning time periods, from 8:30 a.m. to 12 noon, making it possible for a student to take three classes during this years Encore. In fact, the fee is based on each student having access to all three classes each Wednesday. The goal of Education Encore, Barr said, is to provide a learning environment that is fun, lively and offers diversity, insight and wisdom in which adults explore new ideas. If you have been to college, Barr said, this is an opportunity to re-live the college experience. If you have not attended college, this is an opportunity to live the college experience. Just as exercising the body keeps one physically texercising the mind keeps one mentally t, he added. The courses offered at the Gulf/Franklin Center include basic computer skills, digital camera, drawing, creative writing, chair yoga, Tai Chi, home repair, acrylic painting, yoga and others. The fee for participants is $66 for the six-week program, which includes three classes on each of the six Wednesdays. To browse the selection of classes offered, visit the website at www.gulfcoast. edu/EducationEncore or for more information call 872-3823 or email Barr at jbarr@gulfcoast.edu. As Barr said, Dont miss this great opportunity to continue your education or pursue a longtime interest. You are never too old to learn.Education Encore back at Gulf/Franklin Center this month TIM CROFt T | The StarEducation Encore, offering an array of non-credit classes for adults, begins at the Gulf/Franklin Center in the coming weeks. Port St. Joe Elementary School; front row, TaNiyah Bryan, ShaNari Woodruff, JC Kennedy, Boston McGhee. Back row, Eli Filder, Danica Kelly, Israel Goldsborough, Zek Bailey, Brittany Hanson. DAZZLING DOLPHINSSpecial to The StarStudents of all ages at Faith Christian School are taught Biblical principles, academics, and life skills. In addition to concepts being taught through traditional teaching techniques, students also learn through hands on activities. Science can be one of the most fun subjects to learn as students can absorb new concepts through experiments. Miss Brandys second grade students demonstrate a science project with worms. Will worms live in sand or will they burrow into the ground looking for a moist environment? FCS second grade students know! This hands on activity is one of many in the classrooms of FCS and serves to enrich a students learning experience. Special to The StarPP anama City, FL FL The Visual & Performing Arts Division of Gulf Coast State College and Ponce 500 Plantation will present Flor500. The exhibit features painting, drawing, photography, sculpture and ceramics created by the artists of Region One, as well as a participatory drawing session and lecture by Xavier Cortada. Flor500 is a nature, art and history project originated by Miami artist Cortada to commemorate Floridas quincentennial in 2013. The project marks the importance of when the history of our state changed forever and gives us a glimpse of what its landscape was like ve hundred years ago. A team of scientists selected 500 owers that were in Florida at the time Ponce de Leon landed; the owers were then divided into eight regions throughout the state. Next, 500 Florida artists were asked to depict one of the owers from their respective region. In conjunction with the exhibit, Ponce 500 Plantation will plant a wild ower garden. The Plantation has carved out a resident plot for a Flor500 wildower garden that Cortada and local Flor500 artists helped plant on Aug. 23. Our Ponce Plantation and the Flor500 projects really complement each other and we are delighted to add a permanent wildower garden to the mix, said Ronnie Barnes, plantation lead. We are thrilled to be at the intersection of agriculture and art. Barnes added that local artist Heather Parker worked hard to organize local artists to gallery their Flor500 art at Gulf Coast State College and it was an organic t. The work will be on display in the Amelia Center Main Gallery (Room 112) until Sept. 12. Gallery hours are 10a.m. until 4 p.m. CT, Monday through Thursday. For more information, please contact Pavel Amromin at pamromin@gulfcoast.edu or call 769-1551 ext. 4874.Hands-on learning. Worms!GCSC presents Flor500 art exhibit, lecture *BOARDCERTIFIEDCIVILTRIALLAWYER OFCOUNSEL The Lions Tale

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In this program, well share our stories of loss with people who careand consider how we can become stronger through tragedy. This hour of discovery and discussion is for anyone whos experienced loss. Admission to the 60-minute event is free. Snacks and beverages are available. Lifetree Caf is located at 1602 U.S. Highway 98 in Mexico Beach across from El Governor Motel. Lifetree Caf is a place where people gather for conversation about life and faith in a casual coffeehouse-type setting. Questions about Lifetree may be directed to Gary Grubb at 334-806-5667 or lwclifetreecafe@ fairpoint.net.Highland View Baptist Homecoming Sept. 8The Highland View Baptist Church will hold its 33rd annual Homecoming at 10:30 a.m. ET on Sunday, Sept. 8. The church will be celebrating 62 years of ministry and would like to extend an invitation to members, past members and anyone in the community to join them on this special day. Former interim pastor Bro. Charles Scott will be the guest speaker and there will be several special musical presentations. There will be a covered dish lunch in the Church Fellowship Hall following the service. The church is located at 310 Ling Street in Highland View. Thursday, September 5, 2013 FAITHPage B4This business invites you to visit the church of your choice this week. www.starfl.comSalvation is free to shareThe Fathers heart was deeply pained when Jesus hung on that tree. Yet through His sacri ce, He won our pardon and hope of victory. Those who believe have eternal life, and strength to endure earths hardships and strife. If you dont know Jesus, what hope is there then? Could it be you put home in an earthly friend? This folks is where Christians come in, were to share our hope with a lost earthly friend. Since salvation and hope are free my friend, why dont we share it a little more then?Billy JohnsonMr. Curtis H. Padgett, Jr, 67, of Carrabelle, passed away Thursday evening at his home. He was born and raised in Miami, but considered Starke, Fla., to be his home. He retired as Maintenance Supervisor for Winn Dixie Stores. He loved to fish. Mr. Padgett is survived by his wife, Jackie Padgett of Carrabelle; sons, David Padgett of Carrabelle, and Bobby Padgett and wife Carol of Valdosta; grandsons, Sebastian and Schyler; stepson, Josh Sharp and wife Stephanie of Thomasville; grandchildren, Julia and Anna; sisters, Brenda Ordway and husband Paul of Mountain View, Mo., and Linda Hedding and husband Norman of Starke, Fla. At his request no services are scheduled. Comforter Funeral Home is entrusted with final arrangements.Curtis H. PadgettMary Ellen (Thames) Zagorski, 90, of Mexico Beach, passed away Friday, August 30, 2013, at the Bridge At Bay St. Joe in Port St. Joe, Fla. Mrs. Zagorski was born March 26, 1923, in Chipley, Fla., the daughter of W. T. and Mae Ona (Scoggins) Thames. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Bill, four sisters, one brother, and one half-brother. She is survived by one half-sister and one half-brother and several nieces and nephews. Local survivors are her niece, Dorothy Burge and her nephew Robert Nedley. A memorial service will be at Holly Hill Cemetery on Friday, Sept. 6, 2013, at 10:30 a.m. E.D.T. Those who wish may make donations in her memory to the St. Joseph Bay Humane Society, 1007 Tenth St., Port St. Joe, FL 32456, or to a charity of your choice. Services were provided by Comforter Funeral Home.Mary Ellen (Thames) Zagorski ObituariesMr. LC Dewayne (Buddy) Wood, Jr., age 63, of Hosford, passed away Monday, Sept. 2, 2013, in Hosford. Buddy was born on July 28, 1950, in Port St. Joe and had lived in Hosford since 1990, coming from Carrabelle. He was a commercial shrimper by trade and had a great love for animals, owers and could make anything grow. Survivors include two sons, Anthony Dewayne Wood and his wife, Cheree, of Carrabelle and Allen Dean Wood of Carrabelle; one daughter, Melanie Dawn Wood of Panama City; one brother, John Anthony Wood of Hosford; three sisters, Shirley Colvin of Hosford, Susan Lowrey of Wewahitchka and Linda Shoemaker and her husband, Ralph, of Kinard; four grandchildren, Ethan Taylor, Isabella Wood Hicks, Peyton Wood and Rylan Wood; and numerous nieces, nephews and other family members. At Buddys request, there will be no service. A celebration of Buddys life will be at 11 a.m. ET Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013, at the Liberty County Senior Citizens in Bristol. Memorialization will be by cremation. In lieu of owers the family requests donations may be made to help with funeral expenses. All arrangements under the direction of Marlon Peavy at Peavy Funeral Home in Blountstown.LC Dewayne (Buddy) Wood, Jr. Faith BRIEFS

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LocalThe Star| 5Thursday, September 5, 2013 Sympathy,Compassion &UnderstandingHollyHillFuneralHome2775GarrisonAvenue|PortSt.Joe,Florida32456 (850)229-1929 Offeringcomfortand assistanceinyour timeofgrief.TraditionalFunerals CremationServices Memorials Urns GriefSupport NOHIDDENCHARGES:Itisourpolicythatthepatientandanyotherpersonresponsibleforpaymentshastherighttorefusetopay, cancelpaymentorbereimbursedbypaymentoranyotherservice,examinationortreatmentwhichisperformedasaresultofand within72hoursofrespondingtotheadvertisementforthefree,discountedfeeorreducedfeeservice,examinationortreatment. www.mulliseye.com MedicalEyeExamwith forGlaucoma,Cataractsandothereyediseases. 850-763-6666 59yearsandolder,notpresentlyunderourcare. SmartLensesSMCanproduceclearvisionwithoutglasses, atalldistances BoardCertified andCataractSurgeonBoardCertified andCataractSurgeon 1109456 CouponExpires:9-30-13CODE:SJ00 PRIMARY from page B1and symptoms. You have to know your patients. Cortes currently lives in Tallahassee with his wife. They have a son, 17, and daughter, 13. In his limited free time, Cortes said that he enjoys reading, trying new foods and spending time with his family. Cortes joined Ann Rubin a physicians assistant and ve-year employee of the medical center. Rubin is a resident of Port St. Joe who grew up in Tallahassee. She became interested in a career in medicine when, at a young age, a close friend passed away from anemia. Rubin said that she wanted to help the friend, but her inability to do so led to her enrolling at the University of Florida where she received her Bachelors degree in rehab counseling. After graduating, she took a position in Tallahassee teaching biology and physics at a high school. After two years of teaching she moved to Port St. Joe and spent a year teaching at Wewahitchka High School before she left to pursue her Masters degree from Nova Southeastern University in Ft. Lauderdale. Before she left for her second round of school, Rubin told her friends and coworkers that shed be back. Rubin was true to her word and after completing her studies; she made her way back to Gulf County and for many years was the only physician for primary care at the Wewahitchka Medical Center. I like the area, said Rubin. I like the people here. Everyones very friendly. Much Cortes, Rubin places a strong emphasis on preventative health. She encourages her patients to get regular physicals and colonoscopies in order to catch possible problems before they can develop into something worse. You have to make sure that everything is getting taken care of, Rubin said. In her free time, Rubin enjoys shing and playing golf, though she claimed that she isnt very good at either one. Last year, she and her husband welcomed the birth of their rst child, a son. Center manager Katrina Saunders said she was pleased to have Cortes on board and praised him for his interest in his patients. She said that she enjoyed watching Cortes and Rubin work so well with one another. I see them collaborating and sharing knowledge, said Saunders. Their approaches may seem different, but their desire for patient health is the same. Im probably being spoiled by their dedication to what they do. The Wewahitchka Medical center is a Federally Qualied Health Care Center that has operated for 35 years. They accept Medicaid, Medicare and have a sliding fee scale for patients without insurance. The center offers same day appointments, overnight lab work and is seeking a licensed clinical social worker in order to offer mental health services to the community. GRADUATES from page B1By CHRIS BEATTYSpecial to The Star The Florida Wild Mammal Association (FWMA), a wildlife rehabilitation center in Crawfordville, is sponsoring a fundraiser photo contest. This year two new categories have been added black and white and macro. The other categories are bird, other wildlife, landscape, ower/plant life and altered. Bird photos can be of any bird in any activity or behavior; other wildlife photos can be any wild animal other than birds. Altered photos can be of any wildlife that has been altered via tools in Photoshop or other similar software. The subject must still be recognizable. Macro photos are extreme close-up photography, in which the size of the subject in the photograph is greater than life size. Photo subjects can be anywhere in the world. Entry fee is $10 per category and up to three entries may be submitted. In the interest of encouraging more young photographers to participate, there is no entry fee for age 17 and under. Either printed or digital entries will be accepted. Printed entries can be mailed to the FWMA, 198 Edgar Poole Rd., Crawfordville FL 32327, or dropped off at the Port St. Joe Star, 135 W. U.S. Highway 98, Port St. Joe, or the Wakulla News, at 3119A, Crawfordville Road., Crawfordville. Digital entries should be emailed to fwmaeast@aol.com. Entries must be postmarked or received no later than Oct. 15. Blind judging will be done by a team of local photographers. Winners will be notied by Nov. 15, and all entrants will receive an email shortly thereafter. Entrants willing to donate their photo entries will generate additional funds for the animals when the photos are subsequently sold. Category winners will be invited to visit the rehabilitation facility, with opportunities to photograph the wildlife in residence and in care. All winning images will be exhibited in a public location, to be announced, and all entries will be available for viewing on the FWMA Facebook and website. They will also be included in the subsequent FWMA newsletter. The rst overall winning photograph that includes wildlife will be used for the 2014 FWMA thank-you cards, and the second overall winning photograph that includes wildlife will be used for the 2014 FWMA brochure. All entries will be considered for use on the 2013 FWMA Christmas card. In addition, the category winners will receive an FWMA t-shirt and other donated prizes. Certicates will be awarded to all winners. See complete instructions on the FWMA Facebook page. For folks not on Facebook, there is a link on the FWMA website www.wakullawildlife.org. Anyone without Internet access can call (850) 5107583 to get a copy of the instructions. FWMA, in operation since 1994, takes in about 1,000 animals yearly. It is a nonprot organization that depends totally on grants and individual donations to support the funding needs. Recently, demands for rehabilitation have increased while resources have decreased. All entry fees from this contest will be used for current needs at the center. FWMA has limited fundraisers this year, so lets make this a great one! Pick out some of your super shots and share them with us for the animals.FWMA sponsoring wildlife photo contest DANA MARTIN | Special to The Star SS tar S S taff R R eportsPSJHS Class of 1973 reunionThe Port St. Joe High School Class of 1973 will begin its 40th class reunion at 6 p.m. ET Sept. 27 at Frank Pate Park with an Old Fashion picnic. Pictures will be taken at sunset on the city pier. The celebration will continue Sept. 28 with a friendly round of golf at about noon for those interested. Others are thinking of trying their skills at paddle-boarding in the bay. The reunion will come to an end at 5 p.m. with a dinner at Ronnie Bs. Any classmate who has not been contacted, please contact Lee Anna Parrish at 227-5647 or parrishteacher@yahoo. com. Wewahitchka High School all-class reunion 2013An All-Class Reunion for Wewahitchka High School will be at 10:30 a.m. CT Oct. 19 at the Honeyville Community Center. Everyone in the community is invited, so make plans to come and enjoy seeing old friends and catching up with one another. We would like to get the word out to everyone, so please pass along this information to any classmate/friend you have contact with. If you would like to attend, send a check for $17 (per person) to Dianne (Lester) Semmes, 1730 County Road 386 N., Wewahitchka, FL 32465. For more information, contact Semmes at 6395345 (home) or 227-6425 (cell), or via email at Wewamama@yahoo.com. Food and beverages will be provided, but donations of desserts are requested. The deadline for checks is Oct. 7. Reunionsengagement, leadership development, sales effectiveness, customer service, process improvement and presentation effectiveness. The program is a good second chance, said Workforce Board case manager Barry Hand. It helps students from an educational and self-esteem standpoint. The program is in its second year and prepares students for careers in the military or provides a rst step toward community college or barber school. This year, Dr. Renee Coffey, a psychologist, was hired to assist Hand in the program. She led individual and group counseling sessions, trained students on goal setting and life skill planning. I loved it and it was a real honor, said Coffey. Its amazing opportunity for young people. Coffey said that the program is perfect for those who want to get into the workforce but dont know where to start. Hand and Coffey agreed that it was their goal to walk them through the process and show them that its possible to succeed in a career. Its a serious commitment, but its an awesome program, said Hand. We want to help you. In addition to job skills training the program can also help students complete their GED or obtain a drivers license. The graduates celebrated their achievement on Friday with a reception at the Gulf Coast State College Gulf/Franklin Center with a luncheon. Students were congratulated by Hand and Coffey along with County Commissioner Tan Smiley. The goal of Gulf County Workforce Board is to provide leadership, oversight, guidance and assistance to institutions and individuals by delivering training and workforce services in order to meet the employment needs of Bay, Gulf, and Franklin Counties.

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LocalB6 | The Star Thursday, September 5, 2013 Trades&Services GETYOURADIN CALLTODAY! 227-7847 GETYOURADIN! 227-7847 229-1324 PROFESSIONALFLOORCARE,INC.ResidentialandCommercialCarpetandUpholsteryCleaningServingtheentireGulfCoastarea CeramicTileandGroutCleaning RVs-Cars-Trucks-Vans 24HourEmergencyWaterExtraction4510158 Special to The StarThe Volunteer Guild at Sacred Heart Hospital on the Gulf recently presented a $3,400 donation to the hospital in support of a two of patient care initiatives. The Sacred Heart Hospital on the Gulf Guild is honored to provide their rst two distributions of funding for equipment from the proceeds of the gift shop at the hospital and the Guilds annual Holiday Spectacular, said Sylvia Whaley, Guild board president. The Sacred Heart on the Guild unanimously approved providing $2,700 for the purpose of purchasing a clinical grade IV therapy (IVT) recliner for the growing IVT service. The new chair will accommodate patients comfort, ease of use for the clinician and reduce the use of linens as the chair surface can be sanitized. The second distribution was $750 in seed funding for a department fundraiser that will result in aid to uninsured patients requiring mammography screenings in Sacred Heart on the Gulfs Womens Center. Our volunteers have a tremendous impact on the care and hospitality provided every day at Sacred Heart Hospital on the Gulf, said Roger Hall, president. They selessly give of their time and talents and often serve as advocates for advancements in the patient care experience. We certainly would not be the same hospital without our dedicated volunteers! Sacred Heart Volunteer Guild Around 85 community members and winter guests volunteer at Sacred Heart Hospital on the Gulf every year, providing over 10,000 hours of service and adding a personal touch to everyone who enters the hospital. The rewards of volunteering are as individual as each volunteer, and all volunteers enjoy meal vouchers, free u vaccines and an open invitation to participate in Sacred Hearts special events. The Volunteer Guild raises funds through annual membership dues and proceeds from the Gift Shop at Sacred Heart Hospital on the Gulf. The Guilds largest fundraising event is the annual Holiday Spectacular Sale each winter, which features holiday dcor and gifts. For more information about the Volunteer Guild, please contact Kara Rish, membership chair for the Sacred Heart Hospital on the Gulf Guild, at kara12563@aol.com. For more information about volunteering at Sacred Heart, please contact the volunteer information line at 229-5762. Sacred Heart Guild supports hospital initiatives with donationSpecial to The Star Sacred Heart Hospital on the Gulfs associate mission council will be collecting phones for Cell Phones for Soldiers. Cell Phones for Soldiers is a nonprot organization that turns old cell phones into minutes of prepaid calling cards for U.S. troops stationed overseas. Phones are sent to ReCellular, which pays Cell Phones for Soldiers enough to provide one hour of talk time for each recycled cell phone. Any and all cell phones are accepted. Sacred Heart Hospital on the Gulfs Associate Mission Council welcomes donations from the community. Bring your phone to the hospital and we will be happy to forward them toward a good purpose, said Jeff Ryan, hospital chaplain. Collection boxes are located in the main lobby of the hospital. The collection will run through September and October. Final dropoffs should be made before Oct. 31. In addition to health fairs and educational programs, Sacred Heart Hospital on the Gulf lives out its mission to serve those in need through the good will of the associates. Each year, a committee of associates spearheads as many as 12 mission activities for fellow associates to participate. Annual events include a fall food drive, school drives and road clean up. At Sacred Heart, giving is ingrained in our culture, providing more than care to those who visit our facility. We are a part of the community, said Kathy Chastain, Chief Nursing Ofcer. Ryan explained, You can erase all personal data from your phone by accessing http://www.recellular. com/recycling/data_eraser/default.asp through the internet. They will provide step by step directions on how to erase your personal information from your donated phone.Sacred Heart participating in cell phone drive for soldiers B6| The Star Thursday, September 5, 2013 CLASSIFIEDS 92330 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 13-59-CA CAPITAL CITY BANK, Plaintiff, vs. JASON LEE NAUS, TAMEKA LEIGH NAUS, and UNKNOWN TENANT(S), Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE is given pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated August 27th, 2013, in Case No. 13-59-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 JASON LEE NAUS, TAMEKA LEIGH NAUS 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 26th, 2013, the property set forth in the Final Judgment of Foreclosure and more particularly described as follows: Commencing at the Northwest corner of SW 1/4 of SW 1/4 of Section 32, Twp 5 South, Range 11 West, and run West for 400 feet to the West side of County Road, thence run South for 360 feet, for the Point of Beginning. Thence run West for 350 feet, thence run South for 240 feet, thence run East for 350 feet to the West side of the County Road, thence run North for 240 feet to the Point of Beginning. This land lying and being in the SE 1/4 of SE 1/4 of Section 31, Township 5 South, Range 11 West, Gulf County, Florida. 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 28th, 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 Drive Tallahassee, Florida 32308 September 5, 12, 2013 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 92316S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION Case No.: 2010-CA-000450 Federal National Mortgage Association (FNMA) Plaintiff, vs. Robert Ray Woodham a/k/a Robert R. Woodham and Melody Kay Woodham a/k/a Melody K. Woodham, Husband and Wife; Emerald Coast Federal Credit Union, f/k/a Saint Joe Papermakers Federal Credit Union; Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., as Nominee for CitiBank, N.A.; Mary Lou Lease, a/k/a Mary Lou Summerlot; Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order dated August 27th, 2013 entered in Civil Case No. 2010-CA-000450 of the Circuit Court of the 14th Judicial Circuit in and for Gulf County, Florida, wherein Federal National Mortgage Association (FNMA), Plaintiff and Robert Ray Woodham a/k/a Robert R. Woodham and Melody Kay Woodham a/k/a Melody K. Woodham, Husband and Wife are defendant(s), I, Clerk of Court, Rebecca L. Norris, will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash AT THE FRONT DESK OF THE GULF COUNTY COURTHOUSE, LOCATED AT 1000 5TH STREET, PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA, AT 11:00 A.M. on September 26, 2013 the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to-wit: LOT 2 OF ROCHELLE ESTATES, AN ADDITION TO OAK GROVE SUBDIVISION BEING A PORTION OF SECTION 13, TOWNSHIP 8 SOUTH, RANGE 11 WEST, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA, ACCORDING TO THE OFFIICAL MAP ON FILE IN THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT, OF GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA, IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 12. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the ADA Coordinator by mail at P.O. Box 1089, Panama City, FL 32402 at (850) 747-5338, at least seven (7) days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than seven (7) days. If you are hearing impaired, call 711. Rebecca L. Norris Clerk of Circuit Court Gulf County, Florida By: BA Baxter Deputy Clerk of Court Submitted by: ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF: SHAPIRO, FISHMAN & GACHE, LLP 2424 North Federal Highway, Suite 360 Boca Raton, FL 33431 (561) 998-6700 (561) 998-6707 10-191685 FC01 WCC September 5, 12, 2013 92318S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 12000142CAAXMX M & T BANK, Plaintiff, vs. MICHAEL T BARROW; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF MICHAEL T BARROW; JENNIFER S. BARROW; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF JENNIFER S. BARROW; THE VILLAGE AT PORT SAINT J OE HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC.; UNKNOWN TENANT #1; UNKNOWN TENANT #2; Defendant(s) NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to a Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the above-styled cause, in the Circuit Court of Gulf County, Florida, I will sell the property situated in Gulf County, Florida, described as: Lot 18, THE VILLAGE AT PORT ST. JOE, according to the plat thereof, as recorded in Plat Book 4, Page 11, of the Public Records of Gulf County, Florida. A/K/A 1005 Palm Blvd Port St. Joe, FL 32456 at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, at south entrance of the courthouse, 1000 Cecil Consit Blvd, Port St. Joe, FL 32456 at 11:00 a.m. ET, on September 26, 2013. 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. Witness, my hand and seal of this court on the 28th day of August, 2013. REBECCA NORRIS CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT By: BA Baxter Deputy Clerk THIS INSTRUMENT PREPARED BY: Law Offices of Daniel C. Consuegra 9204 King Palm Drive Tampa, FL 33619-1328 Attorneys for Plaintiff File No 126069-ajp2 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 Court Administration at P.O. Box 826, Marianna, Florida, 32447. Phone number 850-718-0026, Email: ADARequest@ jud14.flcourts.org. Hearing & Voice Impaired: 1-800-955-8771 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. September 5, 12, 2013 92324S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 23-2008-CA000209 U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION Plaintiff, vs. EDWARD V. DOUGLASS A/K/A EDWARD V. DOUGLAS; LINDA M. DOUGLASS A/K/A LINDA DOUGLAS; JANE DOE AS UNKNOWN TENANT IN POSSESSION; JOHN DOE, AS UNKNOWN TENANT IN POSSESSION; AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING B Y, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THE ABOVE NAMED DEFENDANT(S), WHO (IS/ARE) NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIM AS HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES, SPOUSES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to the Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure entered on August 27th, 2013, in this cause, in the Circuit Court of Gulf County, Florida, described as: LOTS 8 AND 9, BLOCK 86 OF ST. JOSEPHS ADDITION TO THE CITY OF PORT ST. JOE, AS PER PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA a/k/a 1303 GARRISON AVENUE, PORT SAINT Need a helping hand? Advertise in the Help Wanted Section in the Classifieds! 747-5020

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Please submit resume & cover letter to: lgrimes@pcnh.com 1115763 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 JOE, FL 32456 at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, in the front lobby of the Gulf County Court, 1000 Cecil Costin Blvd., Port St. Joe, FL 32456, on September 26th, 2013, at 11:00 AM, ET. 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. Rebecca L. Norris Clerk of Court By: BA Baxter Deputy Clerk Douglas C. Zahm, P.A. Designated Email Address: efiling@dczahm. com 12425 28th Street North, Suite 200 St. Petersburg, FL 33716 Phone: (727)536-4911 Attorney for the Plaintiff IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITY ACT ANY PERSONS NEEDING SPECIAL ACCOMMODATIONS TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS FUNCTION SHOULD CONTACT THE CLERK OF THE COURT NO LATER THAN ONE DAY PRIOR TO THAT DAY AT (850)229-6113. September 5, 12, 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 92328S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 232013CA 000010CAAXMX CITIMORTGAGE, INC. Plaintiff, vs. PATRICIA RAAP A/K/A PATRICIA LEE RAAP, et al Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Summary Final Judgment of foreclosure dated August 27, 2013 and entered in Case No. 232013CA0000 10CAAXMX of the Circuit Court of the FOURTEENTH Judicial Circuit in and for GULF COUNTY, Florida, wherein CITIMORTGAGE, INC., is Plaintiff, and PATRICIA RAAP A/K/A PATRICIA LEE RAAP, et al are Defendants, the clerk will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, beginning at 11:00 a.m. at GULF County Courthouse, Lobby Floor, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd, Port St. Joe, FL 32456, in accordance with Chapter 45, Florida Statutes, on the 26th day of September, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Summary Final Judgment, to wit: LOT FIVE (5), BLOCK C, Wetappo Creek Estates, as per recorded Plat thereof on file in the office of the Clerk of the Circuit Court, Gulf County, Florida. ALSO AND INCLUDING Lot Four (4), Block C, Wetappo Creek Estates, as per recorded Plat thereof on file in the Office of the Clerk of Circuit Court, Gulf County, Florida. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus funds 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 at Port St Joe, GULF COUNTY, Florida, this 28th day of August, 2013. Rebecca L. Norris Clerk of said Circuit Court By: B A Baxter As Deputy Clerk File No. 26294 September 5, 12, 2013 95215S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 12-162 CA CADENCE BANK, N.A. Plaintiff, vs. WILLIAM J RISH, JR., WESLEY J. JONES, HEATHER T. JONES, a/k/a HEATHER ILENE THOMPSON RISH a/k/a HEATHER JONES, BANKTRUST, an Alabama Banking Company, BAY MEDICAL CENTER CENTENNIAL BANK, PROSPERITY BANK and GULF COAST VACATION RENTALS, INC. Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE is hereby given that pursuant to a Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated the 22nd day of August, 2013, in Case Number 12-162-CA, of the Circuit Court of the Fourteenth Judicial Circuit, in and for Gulf County, Florida, wherein CADENCE BANK N.A. is Plaintiff, and DYKES, and WILLIAM J RISH, JR., WESLEY J. JONES, HEATHER T. JONES, a/k/a HEATHER ILENE THOMPSON RISH a/k/a HEATHER JONES, BANKTRUST, an Alabama Banking Company, BAY MEDICAL CENTER CENTENNIAL BANK, PROSPERITY BANK and GULF COAST VACATION RENTALS, INC., are the Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder at the front lobby of the Gulf County Courthouse, Port St. Joe, Florida, at 11:00 A.M., Eastern Time on the 26th day of September, 2013, the following described real property, as set forth in the Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure, to-wit: P arcel 1: A parcel of land lying in Section 25, Township 8 South, Range 11 West, Gulf County Florida, and being more particularly described as follows: Commence at an iron pipe marking the point of the South boundary line of Lot 114 of the unrecorded Plat of Golden, prepared by C. P. Gaulding with the Easterly right-of-way line of County Road No. 30; thence along said Easterly right-ofway line, N 15W, 145.38 feet to the Point of Beginning; thence continue along said right-of-way line N 15W, 505.99 feet to a point on the West boundary line of said Lot 114; thence along said West boundary line, N00 E, 9.59 feet to the Northwest corner of said Lot 114; thence along the North boundary line of said Lot 114, N 89E, 192.69 feet; thence leaving said North boundary line, S 08 E, 151.07 feet; thence S01 W, 135.92 feet; thence South 14W. 104.52 feet; thence S 01 W, 101.21 feet; thence S89 W, 43.76 feet to the Point of Beginning. AT THE TIME OF THE SALE, THE SUCCESSFUL HIGH BIDDER OR BIDDERS, AS THE CASE MAY BE, SHALL POST WITH THE CLERK A DEPOSIT EQUAL TO 5 PERCENT OF THE FINAL BID. THE DEPOSIT SHALL BE APPLIED TO THE SALE PRICE AT THE TIME OF PAYMENT. THE SUM REMAINING DUE AND OWING AFTER APPLICATION OF THE DEPOSIT SHALL BE PAID TO THE CLERK IN CERTIFIED FUNDS NO LATER THAN TEN (10) DAYS FROM THE DATE OF SALE. THE SUCCESSFUL BIDDER, OR BIDDERS, AT THE SALE WILL BE REQUIRED TO PLACE THE REQUISITE STATE DOCUMENTARY STAMPS ON THE CERTIFICATE OF TITLE. If you are a person claiming a right to funds remaining after the sale, you must file a claim with the Clerk no later than 60 days after the sale. If you fail to file a claim, you will not be entitled to any remaining funds. After 60 days, only the owner of record, as of the date of the lis pendens, may claim the surplus. DATED this 26th day of August, 2013 REBECCA L NORRIS Clerk of the Court Gulf County, Florida By: B. A. Baxter As Deputy Clerk September 5, 12, 2013 95205S PUBLIC NOTICE The Port St. Joe Redevelopment Agency is seeking qualified landscape firms to bid on the landscape maintenance of a limited portion of the Historic Downtown area. Complete bid packages are available on request from Gail Alsobrook, Port St. Joe Redevelopment Agency, 406 Marina Drive, Port St. Joe, FL 32456 or at www.PSJRA.com. Bids must be received by noon on Monday, September 16, 2013. September 5, 2013 95234S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY. CASE NO. 13-47 PR IN PROBATE IN RE: The Estate of JOSEPH PHILIP ADAMS, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR 95215S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY. CASE NO. 13-46 PR IN PROBATE IN RE: The Estate of SONJA ANN LEVINS, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR DEMANDS AGAINST THE ABOVE ESTATE: The administration of the estate of SONJA ANN LEVINS, deceased, File Number 13-46 PR is pending in the Circuit Court for Gulf County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is Gulf County Courthouse, Probate Division, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Boulevard, Port St. Joe, FL 32456. The name and address of the personal representative and the personal representatives attorney are set forth below. ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED THAT: All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate on whom a copy of this notice is served within three months after the date of the first publication of this notice must file their claims with this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and persons having claims or demands against the estate of the decedent must file their claims with this Court WITHIN THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. The date of the first publication of this Notice is September 5, 2013. /s/ Linda Freeman LINDA FREEMAN 2410 Oak Grove Ave. Port St. Joe, FL 32456 Personal Representative Estate of Sonja Ann Levins /s/ Thomas S. Gibson THOMAS S. GIBSON RISH, GIBSON & SCHOLZ, P.A. 116 Sailors Cove Drive P. O. Box 39 Port St. Joe, FL 32457 (850) 229-8211 ATTORNEY FOR PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE FL BAR NO. 0350583 September 5, 12, 2013 95231S NOTICE TO RECEIVE SEALED BIDS BID#1213-18 The Gulf County Tourist Development Council (GCTDC) will receive bids from any person, company or corporation interested in providing the following: Printing of the 2014 Official Gulf County Visitor Guide Proposals due Friday, September 20, 2013 no later than 4:30 PM ET Proposals will be opened Monday, September 23, 2013 at 10:00 AM ET Proposals must be delivered to the Gulf County Clerk of Courts Office at 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd, Room 148, Port St. Joe, FL 32456. Please indicate on the envelope YOUR COMPANY NAME, that this is a SEALED BID and include the BID NUMBER. Complete bid specifications may be obtained from the Gulf County Tourist Development Council, 150 Captain Freds Place, Port St. Joe, FL 32456, 850229-7800, or from the Gulf County website at www.gulfcounty-fl.gov. Tynalin Smiley Chairman Rebecca L. Norris Clerk September 5, 12, 2013

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Weekends and holidays are required. The ideal candidate will have previous computer and guest service skills, but we are willing to train the right person. Health Insurance is available after 90 days to all full time employees. If you are great with guests, an excellent problem solver and have a desire to be the best, we want you. Come join our family! E.O.E. D.F.W.P. Apply in person at: Port Inn 501 Monument Ave Port St. Joe, FL 32456 4514155HousekeeperThe MainStay Suites is now accepting applications for a part-time housekeeper. Candidates must be able to work weekends and holidays, dependability is a must! If you have an eye for detail and a passion for service, we want you! Please apply in person at the address below. Make beds, make friends, make money. Inquire about benets package. E.O.E, D.F.W.P.MainStay Suites 3951 E. Hwy 98 Port St. Joe Fl, 32456 4514154Bartender/ Therapist NeededThe Port Inn/Thirsty Goat is now accepting applications for a part time bartender. The ideal candidate will have a thorough knowledge of liquors, beers, wines, and mixology techniques, but we are willing to train the right person. If you have an eye for detail, the highest desire to deliver superior service, and can play well with others, we would love to hear from you! Apply in person at the address below. E.O.E. DFWP Port Inn 501 Monument Ave. Port St. Joe, FL 32456 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 1115434 EASTERN SHIPBUILDING GROUP MORE THAN A JOB A FUTURE!LONG TERM WORKan aggressive leader in the Marine Industry, located in Panama City, FL has the following opportunities for skilled craftsmen:ShipfitterS pipefitterS pipe WeLDerS X-ray WeLDerS OutSiDe MachiniStS inDuStriaL Marine eLectricianSCompetitive wages DOE, and a comprehensive benets package including: Company paid health, dental, and life insurance, 401(k), attendance & safety bonuses. Normal work week to include overtime. Qualied craftsmen should apply in person: Mon-Fri, 8am-12pm 1pm4:30 pmHUMAN 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) 874-0208EOE/Drug Free Workplace DEMANDS AGAINST THE ABOVE ESTATE: The administration of the estate of JOSEPH PHILIP ADAMS, deceased, File Number 13-47 PR is pending in the Circuit Court for Gulf County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is Gulf County Courthouse, Probate Division, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida, 32456. The name and address of the personal representative and that personal representatives attorney are set forth below. ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED THAT: All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate on whom a copy of this notice is served within three months after the date of the first publication of this notice must file their claims with this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and persons having claims or demands against the estate of the decedent must file their claims with this Court WITHIN THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. The date of the first publication of this Notice is September 5, 2013. s/Eileen Guillory EILEEN GUILLORY 6814 Georgia Avenue Port St. Joe, FL 32456 PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE ESTATE OF JOSEPH PHILIP ADAMS s/s. Russell Scholz S. RUSSELL SCHOLZ FL BAR NO. 0224839 RISH, GIBSON & SCHOLZ, P.A. 116 Sailors Cove Drive P. O. Box 39 Port St. Joe, FL 32457 (850) 229-8211 ATTORNEY FOR PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE September 5, 12, 2013 95241S PUBLIC NOTICE ADVERTISEMENT FOR BID: The Gulf County School Board will be accepting bids for one (1) 2013 Honda Odyssey. A bid package may be picked up at Gulf County School Board, Maintenance/Transportation Department, 150 Middle School Road, Port St. Joe, Florida 32456 or faxed by call 850-229-8369 or 850227-1204. September 5, 12, 2013 95244S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 23-2012-CA-000118 DIVISION: WELLS FARGO BANK, NA, Plaintiff, vs. STEPHEN HELMS A/K/A STEPHEN BENNETT HELMS et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale dated August 27th, 2013 and entered in Case NO. 23-2012-CA-000118 of the Circuit Court of the FOURTEENTH Judicial Circuit in and for GULF County, Florida wherein WELLS FARGO BANK, NA, is the Plaintiff and STEPHEN HELMS A/K/A STEPHEN BENNETT HELMS; THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF STEPHEN HELMS A/K/A STEPHEN BENNETT HELMS; BRANDI N. JONES A/K/A BRANDI HELMS; 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 AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; 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 26th day of September, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT 2, BLOCK B: A PARCEL OF LAND LYING AND BEING IN THE SOUTHWEST QUARTER OF THE NORTHWEST QUARTER OF SECTION 36, TOWNSHIP 3 SOUTH, RANGE 10 WEST, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA, AND BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCE AT THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF THE SOUTHWEST QUARTER OF THE NORTHWEST QUARTER OF SAID SECTION 36, THENCE GO SOUTH 00 DEGREES 20 MINUTES 39 SECONDS WEST FOR A DISTANCE OF 20.22 FEET TO THE NORTHERLY RIGHT OF WAY BOUNDARY LINE OF BRIAN SETTERICH ROAD (HAVING A 70 FOOT WIDE RIGHT OF WAY); THENCE GO SOUTH 88 DEGREES 46 MINUTES 04 SECONDS WEST ALONG SAID NORTHERLY RIGHT OF WAY BOUNDARY LINE OF A DISTANCE OF 446.35 FEET FOR THE POINT OF BEGINNING. FROM SAID POINT OF BEGINNING CONTINUE SOUTH 88 DEGREES 46 MINUTES 04 SECONDS WEST ALONG SAID NORTHERLY RIGHT OF WAY BOUNDARY LINE FOR A DISTANCE OF 177.00 FEET; THENCE DEPARTING SAID NORTHERLY RIGHT OF WAY BOUNDARY LINE, GO NORTH 01 DEGREE 21 MINUTES 11 SECONDS WEST FOR A DISTANCE OF 246.10 FEET: THENCE GO NORTH 88 DEGREES 46 MINUTES 04 SECONDS EAST FOR A DISTANCE OF 177.00 FEET: THENCE GO SOUTH 01 DEGREES 21 MINUTES 11 SECONDS EAST FOR A DISTANCE OF 246.10 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. A/K/A LOT 2, BLOCK B, CRESTWOOD ACRES, UNRECORDED A/K/A 221 BRYAN SETTERICH, WEWAHITCHKA, FL 32465-3103 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 Augsut 28th, 2013. BILL KINSAUL Clerk the 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 F12002310 September 5, 12, 2013 Port St. Joe 2104 Monument Ave.Multi-Family Yard Sale -Too Good to Miss!Sat. Sept. 7th 8:00 am -1:00 pm Generator, pull behind lawn sprayer, several hand made quilts, very nice ladies clothing size 8 -10, household items, furniture Text FL64069 -56654 St. Joe Beach: 253 Willow St., Sat., Sept. 7th, 9am-UntilYard SalePower tools, small appliances, household items, children & adult clothing, holiday items, etc. Text FL64276 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 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 1bd/1ba fully furnished & equipped, utilities incldd, in town in PSJ, $1000 mo. Active military 10% discount 850-867-3611 Text FL64207 to 56654 For Rent Duplex2 Bedroom, 1 1/2 Bath, Large Kitchen & Family Room, Swimming Pool, Game Room, T.V., Laundry Room. Fully Furnished, includes Elec Power & Water, garbage pickup. $1,100 month. + $300 dep. Location: C30 1 mi East pass Raw Bar on left. 770-639-6203 or 850-227-3361. In Wewa cottage/efficency unit in small park. $400/mo plus $400 dep. 850 639-5721 Text FL63474 to 56654 Wewahitchka2br/2ba 156 Patrick St. Single Family, 1,112 sq ft. Fixer upper. Lease or Sale, $100 Down $240 month (877) 500-9517 In Wewa older 2 BR 1 BA, needs work. $2000. Call 850-639-5721 Text 63477 to 56654 96211S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 2009-CA-000520 REGIONS BANK D/B/A REGIONS MORTGAGE, Plaintiff, vs. CHARLES SCOTT SEYMOUR, et al., Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to the Final Judgment of Foreclosure entered on December 13, 2012, in Case No. 2009-CA000520 of the Circuit Court of the Fourteenth Judicial Circuit for Gulf County, Florida, in which Regions Bank d/b/a Regions Mortgage, Plaintiff, and Charles Scott Seymour, et al., are Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, in the courthouse lobby, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, FL 32456, at 11:00 a.m. ET or as soon thereafter as the sale may proceed, on the 26th day of September, 2013, the following described real property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to-wit: LOT 7, BLOCK 49, ST. JOSEPHS ADDITION TO THE CITY OF PORT ST. JOE, UNIT NUMBER THREE, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 32, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA. Any person or entity claiming an interest in the surplus, if any, resulting from the foreclosure sale, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens, must file a claim on the same with the Clerk of Court within 60 days after the foreclosure sale. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the ADA Coordinator by mail at P. O. Box 1089, Panama City, FL 32402 or by phone at (850) 7475338 at least seven (7) days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than seven (7) days. If you are hearing impaired, please call 711. Dated this 26th day of August, 2013. REBECCA L. NORRIS Clerk of Circuit Court By: BA Baxter As Deputy Clerk September 5, 12, 2013 Spot Advertising works!