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69th Year, Number 48 Port St. Joe, FL 2 Sections

September 20, 2007


Nugent Tapped as Sheriff


By Tim Croft
Star News Editor

The governor officially removed the
interim tag last Wednesday. Joe Nugent is
the Gulf County Sheriff.
Nugent, the chief deputy under
predecessors Dalton Upchurch, Michael
Hammond and Frank McKeithen, was
appointed by Gov. Charlie Crist to serve
the remainder of Upchurch's term, which
expires in January 2009.
Nugent, however, might be extending
his stay, dependent on the pulse of the
voters. After twice applying to the governor
for appointment after first McKeidten in
2003 and then Upchurch in July departed
- Nugent said last week he intends to
stand for election to remain the county's
top law enforcement official next year.
"I think if I didn't I get scalped by a number
of people," Nugent said, noting both the
rank-and-file in the Sheriff's Office and
those in the public who sent letters and
e-mails to the governor in support of his
appointment.
"I feel pretty good," Nugent said. "It's
going smooth. People are generally pretty
happy. It was a load off everybody's back."
Nugent, who had maintained his regular
office until any appointment was made
official by Crist, was beginning to move into
the sheriff's office late last week.
While he remains the regular'Joe he
has been in over 20 years in county law
enforcement, nearly all that time with the
Gulf County Sheriff's Office, he knows the
environment will change.
The key, he said, will be preventing the
environment from changing the man.
"It's a lot of responsibility, the buffer is
gone now and the buffer was nice," Nugent
said, alluding to working closely with
three previous sheriffs. "There's a lot of
balancing to be done. You are a close-knit
family \with your people, but you still ha\e
to be the boss.
"I'm not going to change. I come to
work and go home. I think I've always been


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Joe Nugent, seated at his desk, was appointed interim sheriff by Gov. Charlie Crist last
Wednesday.


pretty much open and fair."
Nugent takes the reins of the
department with some built-in advantages.
Having served so closely with three
sheriffs over more than a decade, he is
intricately versed on the department's
challenges. He had the support of county
commissioners, who supported his
appointment.
And Nugent understands better than
many the political and fiscal landscape of
the county.
"You have to have a little bit of
sugar and not a lot of vinegar," Nugent
said in discussing the Board of County
Commissioners. "You' can't bow down, but
you do have to work with people."
Fof example, he noted that while the
Sheriff's Office has no desire to take back
the keys to the jail, the department is


assisting in transportation and after hours
calls involving prisoners and the jail.
"It's not a county business, it's not a
sheriff's office thing," Nugent said. "Every
department has to work together."
Nugent is also keen about public
outreach from the department, how the
sheriff's office and its deputies 16 on the
road, two in narcotics, four investigators
and two School Resource Officers must
be customer service oriented on some
level.
"Over the years, being able to help some
people out; that stick out," Nugent said. "If
you don't have the public perception when
doing the job, that's important."
But there exist challenges of which
Nugent is keenly aware.

(See SHERIFF on Page 6A)


County, DEP



Talks Sludge

By Marie Logan
Star Staff Writer

In one nutshell, the Florida Department
of Environmental Protection (FDEP) doesn't
know if Wetappo Creek water is safe.
In another nutshell, the cities of Port St.
Joe and Wewahitchka agree with Gulf County
that closer monitoring on the county's sludge
sites is needed, but that the newly adopted
county ordinance issuing tighter regulations
on sludge producers is overly harsh on the
cities.
That was the end result of a Gulf County
Board of County Commission special meeting
Sept. 12, at which county commissioners
questioned DEP representatives and the
operator of the sludge spray fields in the
northern part of the county, and heard from
Wewa and Port St. Joe city managers on the
topic.
The issue of dumping or spraying sludge
on land in Gulf County has reared its head
numerous times in the past.
The question of the safety of the practice
is yet again at the forefront with the County
Commission as they prepare to implement
a new, tougher county ordinance regulating
sludge, its treatment and disposal in the
county.
Sludge is the end product of treated raw
sewage as it emerges from a municipal or
business's wastewater treatment facility.
It is technically termed biosolids and is
about 75 percent liquid.
The biosolids are transported by tanker
truck to a designated spray field, where the
sludge is sprayed or dumped onto the ground,
then tilled into the ground within a specified
time frame, usually six to eight hours.
County commissioner Carmen McLemore
opened the discussion about sludge in Gulf
County by asking the DEP representatives for
an.update on Gulf County Farms and Wetappo
Farms, the two designated dumping facilities

(See SLUDGE on Page 8A)


A Lesson in Lobbying


WHS Students Launch 'Widen Wetappo for Wewa' Campaign


By Despina Williams
Star Staff Writer

Every morning and every afternoon,
vWewahitchka High School teacher Matt
Bullard crossed the Wetappo Creek Bridge.
He observed the narrow lanes and
:absence of emergency shoulders.
He kept a close watch on approaching
Jogging trucks and school buses.
And he imagined any number of


gruesome scenarios.
Then, one morning, during his commute
from his home in Cook Bayou, Bullard
hatched an idea.
He would enlist his students' help in
petitioning state lawmakers to widen the
Wetappo Creek Bridge, and teach them
a valuable Constitutional lesson in the
process.
He summed up his idea in an acronym his
computer-savvy students could understand:


Despina Williams/The Star
Matt Bullarcfs Wewahitchka High School government students are petitioning state lawmakers
to widen the Wetappo Creek Bridge, which measures 24 feet from curb to curb. The bridge was
constructed in 1940 and does not meet current Department of Transportation safety standards.


WWW, or "Widen Wetappo for Wewa."
Bullard's goal was to teach his students
to use the political process to accomplish an
objective that they felt worthy of their time
and commitment.
And the students were immediately
onboard.
Many of the mostly senior students
had recently obtained driver's licenses, and
shared Bullard's concern about the bridge.
Located five miles west of Wewahitchka
on S.R. 22, the bridge is frequently used by
students traveling to Panama City for sporting
events and recreational activities.
The presence on the bridge of logging
trucks or buses leaves little margin of error
for smaller vehicles navigating the other
lane.
Government student Geoffrey Manor
said driving on the bridge makes him
nervous and tense, particularly when he's
sharing space with large vehicles.
"You kind of get more aware. You hold
the steering wheel tight, focus more, try to
stay in your lane," he said.
"Functionally Obsolete"
Constructed in 1940, the Wetappo Creek
Bridge measures 27 feet wide, 24 feet from
curb to curb, and is 225.9 feet long.
It has an average daily traffic count of
3,200, according to statistics provided by
the Florida Department of Transportation
(DOT).
The bridge was last inspected in
December 2005 and is slated for another
inspection in November.
According to Tommie Speights, DOT's
District Three Public Information Director,
the bridge is not structurally deficient.

(See WETAPPO on Page 2A)


Brandon Jones


Jones Arrives



at the Show

By Brad Milner
Florida Freedom Newspapers

Some people wait a lifetime for one
moment to treasure forever. Brandon Jones'
moment came in the span of just one day.
The Wewahitchka prospect was called
up by the Atlanta Braves on Sunday, one
day after he led Triple-A Richmond, Va., to
the International League championship.
He rushed to the Atlanta-Washington game
excited to be in uniform, but he wasn't
expecting what came next.
His name appeared on the lineup card as
the starter in left field.
"I was shocked about that," Jones told
the Atlanta Journal-Constitution following
the Braves' 3-0 victory over the Nationals.
Jones, who played at Tallahassee
Community College and was taken in the 24th
round as a draft-and-follow prospect in 2003,
quickly worked his way to the majors thanks
to outstanding stints at the Double-A and
Triple-A levels this summer. He combined for
19 home runs, 100 RBIs, 84 runs scored and

(See JONES on Page 18A)


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DOT requires bridges
deemed structurally
deficient (those with an
overall rating of 4 for the
deck, superstructure or
substructure) to be repaired
or replaced within a six-year
period.
The Wetappo Creek
Bridge is, however,
functionally obsolete,
meaning that it does not
meet current road design
standards, which include
wide shoulders or emergency
lanes.
DOT assigns functionally
obsolete bridges a sufficiency
rating, which determines
whether they should be
repaired or replaced.
According to Speights,
the Wetappo Creek Bridge
has a passing rating, and
is not currently in the five-
year bridge work plan for
replacement.
Taking it to the Streets
Although the DOT
is unconcerned with the
present state of the Wetappo
Creek Bridge, Bullard's
students are not content to
let the matter lie.
They are currently
conducting a petition drive
to widen and replace the
bridge, and are hoping to
obtain 2,000 signatures.
Student Rebecca Barnes,
who frequently crosses
the Wetappo Creek Bridge
during weekend excursions
to Panama City, has already
obtained 38 petitions from
customers at Wewa Video,
where she works after
school.
Brandon Tifft gave
his' petition to his father;
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and reports that some 100
employees have signed their
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"They have to travel on
Wetappo Bridge to go to work
everyday. A lot of people live
in Panama City; it affects a
lot of them," said Tift.
The students have also
written compelling letters to
Gov. Charlie Crist, Senator
Al Lawson, Representative
Jimmy Patronis and the Gulf
County Commission.
Bullard instructed his
students to include their
personal experiences, and
was surprised by the depth
of thought and imagination.
"I put criteria for them to
go by, and they came up with
a lot of things that I didn't
think about," said Bullard.
Students mentioned
the profusion of logging
trucks, RVs and tractor-
trailers crossing the bridge
daily and S.R. 22's position
as a popular hurricane
evacuation route.
In her letter, Barnes
outlined a fictional, but no
less frightening, scenario: a
school bus losing control on
the Wetappo Creek Bridge,
injuring dozens of children
and killing others.
"The cause of the
accident is unknown, but the
engineering report states the
bridge was out of date and
structurally not sound. It
should have been replaced
years before now," wrote
Barnes. "Think of the families
and how the community
would be affected by this
catastrophic event."
Barnes said she wanted
lawmakers to understand
the issue from Wewahitchka


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Sandy Creek Bridge, located just a few miles west of the
Wetappo Creek Bridge, was built in 1970 and measures 46 feet
wide, nearly twice the width of the Wetappo Creek Bridge.


residents' perspective.
"I figured if they thought
about it how we thought
about it, they'd realize, 'Hey,
it's not just some little bridge
that doesn't need to be
fixed,'" she said.
In the Spotlight
The government class
project has already garnered
media attention.
News reporters from
WJHG (Channel 7) and
WMBB (Channel 13)
interviewed Bullard and his
students on Monday.
Bullard said the media
would play a key role "in
getting the word out."
If the students' letters,
.petition drive and TV
appearances don't inspire
state lawmakers to take
an interest, Bullard has a
contingency plan.
"Ifit-dies down and we
don't get a lot of response
from our efforts, we may
invite them here for a rally,"
he said.
Most of Bullard's


students believe their
efforts will result in DOT's
construction of a wider, safer
bridge, but there are some
naysayers.
When one student told
his classmates, "We're not
going to be able to do anything
about this bridge," Bullard
seized the opportunity
to teach his students the
value of dedication and
perseverance.
"Students need to
realize that anything they do
in life or any project they do,
there's always going to be
people who doubt you can
do it, but you've got to keep
on and get the ball rolling,"
he said.
Though the projectbegan
as an exercise in democracy,
Bullard and his students are
serious about their quest for
a new, wider Wetappo Creek
Bridge.
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By Marie Logan
Star Staff Writer

The 2007-08 Port St.
Joe city budget will not have
the Gulf County Community
Development Corporation
(CDC) among its line items.
During the Sept. 18
city commission meeting,
in a surprise move orches-
trated by commissioner
David Horton, the commis-
sion voted 4-1 (Mayor Mel
Magidson dissenting) to
cease providing city funds
to the CDC and divert those
dollars to the Gulf County
Senior Citizens Association
and a to-be-created line
item for affordable housing
infrastructure.
Magidson is president
of the CDC board of direc-
tors.
The CDC proposed bud-
get was $30,000, $15,000 of
which will now go to Senior
Citizens and $15,000 to the
,newly created line item.
Horton said he just felt
that Senior Citizens need-
ed the money, especially
after hearing the presenta-
tion from Ron Sharpe, the
United Way representative
for Gulf County.
Sharpe addressed the


board on behalf of the United
Way, describing some of the
benefits the United Way
contributed to Gulf County,
and asking permission to
approach city employees
to contribute to the United
Way campaign.
At the city's second pub-
lic budget hearing, which
immediately preceded the
city commission meeting,
Larry Broome, the newly
appointed director of the
Senior Citizens Association,
had already made a plea
for the city to increase or
restore money to the Senior
Citizens' budget.
Broome, also a case
manager for the association,
cited the extensive state and
county cuts to the Senior
Citizens' upcoming budget.
The organization, which
acts as a safety net for many
of Gulf County's mid- to
low-income seniors, is
already out of money for
the meals served daily to
groups of seniors at the
county's three senior cen-
ters, Broome said.
Later in the meeting,
Dannie Bolden, director
of the CDC, addressed the
board, expressing his sur-
prise at their action.


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He applauded the city
for its efforts to fund the
Senior Citizens Association,
but said he was "concerned"
that he was not given an
opportunity to discuss the
board's actions beforehand.
Bolden talked about
the work that the CDC
had accomplished in Gulf
County, especially in the
area of affordable housing
through the SHIP program
and the CDC's assistance
to the Christian Community
Development Fund.
He told the board
that, with their action, the
assumption "is that afford-
able housing is no longer a
priority of the city."
In other business con-
ducted at the regular com-
mission meeting:
Commissioner Benny
Roberts made a motion for
the board to table the pro-
posed 2.5 percent raises for
city wastewater treatment
plant employees who were
to receive the extra pay for
obtaining certain licenses.
Roberts was unhappy
with the issue and request-


Robert E.


ed the raises be rescinded
until the commission held a
workshop on the topic.
The motion passed
3-2 (Magidson and
Commissioner Charles
Stephens dissenting).
Magidson added to the
workshop agenda a refresh-
er course for the commis-
sion on the state's Sunshine
Law.
Three city ordinances
were unanimously passed,
setting higher rates and new
rate scales for city water
and sewer fees, and water
and wastewater tap fees.
The new city trash
ordinance was also passed
5-0. Although the city cur-
rently does not have a code
enforcement officer, the new
ordinance lists 22 specific
definitions of what the city
terms "nuisance," regard-
ing, but not limited to:
trash, weeds, grass, junk
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A copy of the complete
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hall.
County commissioner
Nathan Peters asked the city
to resolve the long-running
problem of no available
burial sites in Forest Hill
Cemetery, one of the two
cemeteries the city owns.
Peters told the board
that he had been trying to
purchase a family plot for
more than one year, but
could not because the plots
in the cemetery were not
actually platted.
He added that they [the
board] knew that "if I can't
buy one that means nobody
can buy one.
Peters then mentioned
that he had previously pur-
chased four plots, but that
"somebody was buried in
two of them."
He said he had no idea
when that had happened, or
who was buried in his two
plots, but it had occurred
because the cemetery was
not platted.
City attorney Russell


Scholz said the entire issue
could be "called a comedy of
errors," explaining that the
original surveys and legal
descriptions of the actual
cemetery land were wrong,
that a second survey had
to be conducted, and that
the deeds for the land were
currently with the St. Joe
Company.
The St. Joe Company
donated the original land
for the cemetery.
Scholz said the St. Joe
Company had actually had
the deeds about six weeks,
and that he would urge St.
Joe to complete the transac-
tion and deliver the deeds
to the city because "people
are dying to purchase these
lots. '.' ., ,
Also at the 5:30 p.m.
budget hearing, the city
passed unanimous motions
to:
Establish the 2007-08
millage rate at 3.6524, and
Adopt the tentative
2007-08 city budget of
$41,881,881.


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Stepping in Sludge


The county talked sludge during a special
meeting last week and what was emitted into the air
had a distinctive odor.
The topic of discussion was a proposed
ordinance aimed at regulating the land application
of sludge the bio-solids remaining after wastewater
is treated at a sewage treatment plant on two sites
near Wewahitchka, particularly one near Wetappo
Creek.
The Board of County Commissioners should
be applauded for bringing this bubbling issue to the
surface, though the ordinance that was proposed
was, to say the least, a bit of an overreach.
What worked in Sarasota, where the template
for the county's proposed ordinance has been on the
books for a few years, does not necessarily translate
to the landscape of Gulf County and city officials
from Wewahitchka and Port St. Joe have warned of
the impact on consumers' pocketbooks should that
ordinance pass as written.
Yet, commissioners are correct in trying to find
a solution to a problem which has the county serving
as receptacle for much of the region's, er, bodily
waste.
That solution seemed to take on even greater
urgency during the special meeting, with two
representatives from the Florida Department of
Environmental Protection on hand.
For what seemed especially troubling given that
the cities wanted an ordinance based on testing of the
application sites is the general lack of oversight by
the FDEP concerning what is happening at Wetappo
Farms and nearby Gulf County Farms.
To start with, as one resident who came
armed with documents made clear, the oversight
at wastewater treatment plants, which is where the
permitting for sludge land application actually rests,
is negligible.
Despite assertions to the contrary, documents
demonstrated that in at least several cases, there
was virtually no real testing or analysis of sludge
leaving those plants.
And while the FDEP has recently fined and
placed on probation one hauler of sludge into the
county, the state has done little in the way of research
or analysis of the land onto which this sludge is
applied.
No analysis of water tables, about the potential
for seepage into water sources, and no analysis of
how land application might impact the particular
Gulf County sites.
In a county attempting to make the transition
from a mill community to one that encourages and
thrives on eco-tourism, that sort of state oversight
invites images of Love Canal.
And it is important to remember that the science
of sludge and its impacts on humans provides no
comfort.
The lone study of any length or breadth,
completed several years ago, determined that little
documentation exists regarding harm to humans
due to land application of blo-solids. The author
concluded the issue needs far more research.
To sum up, therefore, the science and the


oversight of the land application in Gulf County of
sludge from more than two dozen wastewater plants
provides no solace whatsoever as to the potential for
harm to humans or waterways.
County commissioners, somehow, managed
nonetheless to further muddy the debate.
Commissioners decided to essentially create
what is known as a "shell bill" in Tallahassee and
Washington.
Commissioners unanimously approved passing
the ordinance the cities so strenuously and uniformly
opposed, but commissioners did so while stating
they would be rewriting the ordinance.
Huh?
Commissioners, in other words, approved an
ordinance the final language of which they have no
clue about.
The net effect was that commissioners, and the
FDEP addressed whether or not to accept other
counties' poop by taking an approach that no matter
how it's twisted still reeks.
Budget Bombast
Last week's first public hearing on the county
budget, on the other hand, provided another whiff of
implausibility concerning how commissioners craft
their spending plan.
To begin, a hurray to Commissioner Jerry
Barnes for changing his vote to place Gulf County -
which until last week had stood alone among Florida
counties in avoiding state mandates in a position to
slice property tax collections the 9 percent required
by the state.
Atthe same time, it appeared that commissioners
had simply added a twist to their familiar waltz,
well-understood by department heads, of padding
the tentative budget in anticipation of riding to the
rescue at the last minute to slice the fat.
This is a 9 percent cut from a budget that has
grown by 148 percent this decade, as it pertains to
property tax collections less a trimming of fat as a
decision to skip lunch.
And at the same time commissioners took up
the search for alternatives to property taxes, as if
adding a cent or two to the gasoline tax or another
method wasn't taxing constituents just the same.
As it has been written in this space again and
again, if state lawmakers and property owners are
seeking real tax relief, the focus has to be on the
back end, how any collection of taxes is spent.
The gravy train of back-door tax increases
borne of increases in property values is over for
local governments.
What county commissioners, with the notable
exception of Chairman Bill Williams, continue to fail
to comprehend is if it quacks like a duck and walks
like a duck, call it a duck.
And no matter where the revenue comes from,
the majority of commissioners remain steadfastly
intent on spending far too many working folks and
small businesses right out of the county.
It's been said before in this space the
gentrification of the county won't be accomplished by
The St. Joe Co. or another developer. Commissioners
are taking care of it all by themselves.


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Dear Concerned
Community Members:

The Gulf Health and
Community Services Partnership,
made up of individuals from the
different Gulf County service
organizations, come together
quarterly to share information.
Our overall most concerning topic:
"Teen pregnancy on the rise in
Gulf County and continuing to
grow." The reason for this letter
is to reach out to the community
to help influence a teen to make
positive choices for their future.
Historically, the partnership
ha s found that the fight to
prevent teen pregnancy must be
given through different message
avenues. In our community, we
know that the school health team
has been teaching abstinence,
STD prevention, and refusal skills.
There has been a group called
(POPS) Power of Positive Students
that reaches out to their peers in
a message of abstinence including
drugs, alcohol, tobacco, and sexual
activity. Again, there is a need for
different message avenues, for
those who lack refusal skills. The
Gulf, County Health Department
provides confidential family
planning services, which includes
STD prevention education.
What avenues can the
community as whole do to
prevent teen pregnancy?
Parental influence. The
National Campaign to Prevent
Teen Pregnancy has come out
with "Ten Tips for Parents: To
Help Their Children Avoid Teen
Pregnancy." These tips are' as
follows: 1) Be clear about your
own sexual values and attitudes;
2) Talk with your children early
and often about sex, and be
specific; 3) Supervise and monitor
your children and adolescents;
4) Know your children's friends
and their families; 5) Discourage
early, frequent, and steady


dating; 6) Take a strong stand
against your daughter dating a
boy significantly older than she
is. And don't allow your son to
develop an intense relationship
with a girl much younger than
he is; 7) Help your teenagers to
have options for the future that
are more attractive than early
pregnancy and parenthood; 8) Let
your kids know that you value
education highly; 9) Know .what.
your kids are watching, reading,
and listening to; and 10) These
first nine tips for helping your
children avoid teen pregnancy
work best when they occur as part
of strong, close relationships with
your children that are built from
an early age.
Church ministries. Each
religious affiliation has its own
message pertaining to this
subject manner. The partnership
encourages religious affiliations
to continue or begin to talk with
their congregation; make a plan
on how this message should be
given from the direction of their
church teachings.
Civic organizations. Make it
an organizational goal to set aside
time, dollars, etc... to encourage
positive choices from our teens.
The Gulf Health and
Community Services Partnership
appreciate all efforts to benefit
the future of our teens. There
may be other programs in our
community to promote a positive
message pertaining to this topic.
We would like to hear from you,
so that we can all work together.
The next partnership meeting
is September 26, 2007 at
10:00a.m. (EST) located at the
Gulf County Health Department.
Community members are always
invited. If you have any questions
or ideas for the community, please
feel free to contact Jill Jones at
(850) 227-1276, ext. 126.
Membership of the Gulf
Health and Community Services
Partnership


Mr. Bill Didn't Take Credit Cards


I stopped to get gas on my way
to the Florida-Tennessee football
game. They had a big sign saying I
had to pre-pay inside if I didn't have
a credit card. I thought about leaving
and finding a filling station where
they trusted me!
And I had a credit card! Cathy
and I finally got one a couple of years
ago because we near 'bout got turned
down at a big hotel for just bringing
cash. But that is another story...
I was in a little bit of a hurry
so I stuck my card in the slot and
waited semi-patiently while nothing
happened! I turned my card upside
down and around and stuck it back
in the slot and waited not so patient-
ly while again, nothing happened. I
tried to cram the thing in sideways!
I yelled at the pre-teen girl pumping
gas into her big SUV; "There ain't
nothing 'convenient' about this!"
She took my card, made some
magical swipe through there that I
couldn't see and my gas pump came
on. It must be like iPods and Play
Stations-they don't want anyone over
nineteen understanding how they
operate..
As the two dollars and seventy-
two cents a gallon gas slowly began
to fill my tank my mind drifted back
to Bill Argo's Gulf Station. You didn't
have to stand in front of the big


pump there and peer at
the directions like some
first-grader. Mr. Argo him-
self would be out at your i
car before you could open
the door. "Good morning, ,
Kes-how much today?" m rn
"Give me two dollars
worth, please sir."
Unless I was com-
pletely empty, that would
give me over half a tank.
You had some options at
Argo's Gulf. If you were in a hurry
you could just sit in the car. Bill
would get the gas going and ask
about the football game coming up
Friday night while he cleaned the
windshield. He'd give each head light
a swipe as he switched sides. As
soon as he stopped the pump on two
dollars even he hurried to the front
and raised the hood to check the
water and oil. He instinctively gave
a tug at your fan belt..just to make
sure. -"Kes, you want me to check
those tires?"
"No sir, I think you got them last
time." I already had the two dollars
extended out the window.
"Thanks for coming in. Say
hello to your folks. And stick it to
those Huntingdon High Mustangs
this week!"
You could be in and out in a


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matter of minutes! They came out
to your car and pumped the gas for
you. They asked about your par-
ents and the upcoming game and
they didn't try to sell you a Dale
Earnhardt cap, beef jerky or a lot-
tery ticket! They would accept your
money and give you your change
right in the car. You didn't even have
to turn down Jerry Lee Lewis... Now,
that is a convenience store!
If you had a few seconds you
could get out and peer under the
hood with Mr. Bill. You could casual
like ask him if his niece (the good
looking one) was dating anyone. He
might even know if she was going to
the dance after the game. If you were
polite and mannerly, he might "put
in a good word" for you...
If you had time to kill, you could
go inside and talk to the smartest


men we had in the county. I couldn't
understand why they weren't in
Washington! They would sit on that
old couch by the Dentyne gum dis-
penser and figure out in minutes
the most complex of local, state and
international situations.
If you had a spare nickel, you
could get a Coke out of the drink
box. Mr. Bill had one of the coldest
drink boxes in town. If Calvin Purvis
wasn't changing a tire, and you felt
pretty lucky, you could play the
"fartherest bottle from here" game.
You'd both pull a Coke out of the
box, check the bottom to see where
that bottle was made, and the one
that was manufactured the clos-
est to the station had to pay for
both drinks. I hated to hold that
little Coke upside down and read
"Jackson, Tennessee"-that was only
forty-five miles away! Now, you draw
a Sikeston, Missouri, bottle and
Calvin was a'fixing to pay!
It wasn't exactly "I Want To Be A
Millionaire" but he thrill of victory is
always pretty sweet.
The pump cut off and that
brought me back to the present. I
had, in one stop, pored in 48 dollars
and 75 cents worth of regular gas.
That thing even spit out a receipt
in case I had trouble believing the
amount. My stars and garters! My


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IN COUNTY
$24.38 YEAR $15.90 SIX MONTHS
OUT OF COUNTY
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TO ALL ADVERTISERS
In case of error or omissions in advertisements the
publishers do not hold themselves liable for damage
further than amount received for such advertisement.
The spoken word is given scant attention; the printed
word is thoughtfully weighed. The spoken word barely
asserts; the printed word thoroughly convinces.
The spoken word is lost; the printed word remains.


brother once bought a car for 50
dollars! But that is also another
story...
Bill Argo gave you all the afore-
,mentioned service for 24 cents a gal-
lon. That was regular gas. You had
to pay 27 cents if you wanted hi-test.
Except for Mr. Blumenthal and Roe
Alexander we didn't have too many
people who could afford the hi-test.
And, of course, the price was
about the same down the street at
Tommie Hill's DX Station. Or out at
the intersection of highway 22 and
79 where Buddy Smith and Jim
Ingram ran the Highland ESSO. We
had gas wars back in those days.
The war was between the station
owners and it had to do with them
LOWERING the price to entice cus-
tomers. If Mr. Bill put up a card-
board sign advertising gas at 19
cents a gallon. Tommie Hill would
counter with one saying 18 cents!
I figured their fight was my gain.
And forget about the two dollars---I'd
whip in and "filler up". I thought I'd
really pulled a fast one until I saw
Bill, Tommie and Jim Ingram all
having breakfast together up at the-
City Caf6. Maybe this "gas war" was a
made up thing to incite spending!
Those gasoline people are
always thinking.
Not long after I got out of college
I witnessed the slow demise of the
"service" station and the rapid rise
of the "convenience" store. I asked
Leon why this social, economic and
personal upheaval in the fuel indus-
try was taking place. "Oh, they are
letting us pump our own gas and
check our own oil and clean our own
windshield so they can charge us
less per gallon for gasoline."
I have been pondering on that

statement for years now...

Respectfully,

Kes


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Dear Editor:

On Wednesday, Sept.
12, the county held a special
meeting to discuss the
sewage sludge being applied
to parcels of land along Hwy.
22 west of Wewahitchka. The
parcels on the north side
of Hwy 22, known as Gulf
County Farms, is 485 acres
and is in the Sandy Creek
watershed. The parcels on
the southside of 22, known
as Wetappo Farms, is 300
acres and runs southward
from 22 along Wetappo Creek
for about 6,700 feet. These
land application areas are
run by Bay Environmental,
Inc (BEI) and receive sewage
sludge biosolids from nearly
30 treatment facilities in
Bay, Gulf and surrounding
counties.
In 2005 the FDEP found
many violations of the laws
governing the proper and
timely land application of
these sewage biosolids,
and an enforcement case
against BEI is pending. The
biosolids received were Class
B biosolids, meaning they
still contained viable disease
causing organisms and
concentrations of potentially
toxic heavy metals. Though
required, as of this date, no
testing of the waters have


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been performed to determine
if there has been or still
is leaching of pathogens
or metals into the creeks
adjoining these properties.
We residents around
these lands are very
concerned about our surface
waters, the safety of eating
fish caught here, exposure
to windborne viruses and
bacteria (especially for
the elderly and those with
compromised immune
systems), exposure to
heavy metals and possible
contamination of our
wells. Human exposure to
toxic metals "can result in
damaged or reduced mental
and central nervous function,
lower energy levels, and
damageto blood composition,
lungs, kidneys, liver and
other vital organs. Long-
term exposure may result in
slowly progressing physical,
muscular and neurological
degenerative processes that
mimic Alzheimers disease,
Parkinson disease, Muscular
Dystrophy and Multiple
Sclerosis. Allergies are not
uncommon and repeated
long-term contact with some
metals or their compounds
may even cause cancer
(International Occupational
SafetyandHealthInformation
Centre 1999).
It appears we residents
in the north end of Gulf
County have possibly been
exposed to a public health
hazard and no agency is
particularly concerned about


remedying the situation in a
timely manner while BEI is
allowed to continue to apply
biosolids to the land.
It is ironic that the
richest nation in the world
lags far behind the European
Community in the treatment
and disposal of sewage
sludge. Thankfully, our
County Commissioners, at
the urging of Commissioner
McLemore; have taken the
first step to monitor and
control the land application
of sludge and I feel they
should be congratulated.
Here in Gulf County
we face unique problems
with the disposal of sludge
biosolids because of the
nature of our soils, the high
water table and numerous
wetlands, creeks and rivers
which flow into our bays.
Because of our projected
growth, the disposal of
biosolids will become an
ever increasing challenge.
The only real solution is to
increase the treatment of
the sludge to produce Class
A or AA biosolids which
are much safer even though
it will increase the cost of
processing. The north end
of Gulf County does not need
to become the repository for
potentially hazardous sludge
produced here or from other
counties.

Elinor Cunningham
Wewahitchka


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B Y C E R IN A T


The PSJRA Board of
Directors has been very busy
the past couple of weeks.
First up was the annual
retreat. Please allow me to
publicly thank this dedicated
group of volunteers who sit
on the board of directors
of the CRA. Redevelopment
is a time-consuming job,
and each director spends a
great deal of time attending
meetings, reading material,
learning the legal parameters,
talking with the community,
and establishing policy and
direction for the agency.
During the retreat, topics
included the general future
of the agency and specific
legal and ethical standards.
Discussion items included
duties of the board: the duty
of care (preparation for and
attendance at meetings, being
informed, using independent
judgment, compliance with
legal requirements); duty
of loyalty (not utilizing the
agency for any personal
agenda or gain); and duty o
obedience to federal, state
and local laws, adhering to
the organization's bylaws
and acting as guardians of
the agency's mission.
The second major event
was the election of new
officers. Troy White has been
elected as the new chair of
the PSJRA. Troy brings a
strong sense of community
and a careful and analytical
approach to issues. I look
forward to watching the
agency's continued growth
under his leadership. Troy
also brings his expertise in
journalism and production
to the board. Our new vice
chair, Elizabeth Wynn, is
a seasoned member of the
board and continues to
display strong commitment
and leadership as well as
her impeccable sense of
style and design. Tracy
Melvin, our secretary, has
an expansive understanding
of the community and
brings her expertise as the
Waterfronts Partnership
Program Manager to the
board. Treasurer Erin
Searcy has long displayed
an eye for detail and careful
review of agency documents.
As a landscape architect,


Erin provides brings
competence in a field vital
to redevelopment and freely
shares her many talents with
us.
Our outgoing chair,
Trish Warriner, has provided
outstanding leadership to
the board for the past three
years. We thank her for her
diligence, commitment and
ongoing support. We owe a
debt of gratitude to outgoing
vice chair Andy Smith
for his steady approach,
his wisdom and limitless
encouragement.
Each director brings
professional skills as
well as personal and
community assets to the
board. Annie Sue Fields is
a tireless communicator
with the North Port St. Joe
neighborhood and continues
to convey information back
and forth. Joe Rentfro brings
a development background
and also serves as liaison
with the St. Joe Company.
Carl White, who served
as chair of the expansion
committee to include NPSJ
in the redevelopment area,
continues his tenure on the
board, having served since
2000.
We enjoy hearing from
each of you, and in the case
of retail expert Rick Segel,
we heard from many of
you...and often. You said he
had a tremendous positive
impact and offered valuable
recommendations and
effective programs to improve
your businesses. The positive
response to the seminar
and private consultations
was overwhelming, and we
continue to hear requests for
a repeat engagement. Rick
will pay us another visit on
October 17. As before, the
PSJRA will host a breakfast
seminar, and Rickwill provide
one-on-one consultation
to five businesses within
the redevelopment area.
Because Rick's consultations
are in great demand, please
give us plenty of notice if
you are interested so we
can determine an objective
process to select the five
business concerns. So, mark
your calendars and let us
know if you are interested in


this phenomenal opportunity
by contacting Gail Alsobrook
at 850-229-6899.


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State Road 30 (US 98)
Resurfacing, Restoration and Rehabilitation Improvements
Financial Project ID No. 415380 -1-52-01


Public Information Meeting

Date: Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Time: Public Open House;
5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. EST.

Place: First Baptist Church Fellowship Hall
102 East 3rd Street
Port St. Joe, Florida


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The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) invites you to attend a Public Information Meeting concerning
proposed improvements to State Road 30 from south of Ninth Street to the south end of the Intercoastal Waterway
Bridge. The meeting will be held Tuesday, October 2, 2007 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. (EST), at the First Baptist Church,
located at 102 3rd Street, Port St. Joe, Florida (in the Fellowship Hall). There will be no formal presentation,
however representatives from the FDOT will be available to answer your questions and explain the proposed
improvements. The meeting will provide you an opportunity to preview the proposed design, ask questions, and/or
submit comments concerning the upcoming project. Maps, drawings, and other information will be on display.

The public open house will be held from 5:30 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. EST. The purpose of this meeting is to present the
design plans for the project and receive comments from elected officials, agency representatives and interested citizens.
Public participation at this meeting is encouraged and comments can be made verbally during the meeting or in writing
following the meeting. All citizens have the right to understand the project and comment on concerns to the department.

This meeting will be held in conformance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Persons who need special
accommodations should contact Garrett Martin, P.E., FDOT Project Manager at (850) 638-2288 or by email
GOMARTIN@pbsj.com, no later than seven (7) days prior to the meeting to ensure reasonable accommodations are
made. The proposed plan has been developed in accordance with the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Civil Rights Act of
1968. Under Title VI and VIII of the United States Civil Rights Acts, any persons) or beneficiary who believes they have
been subjected to discrimination because of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, or familial status may
file a written complaint with the Florida Department of Transportation's Equal Opportunity Office in Tallahassee or contact
the District's Title VI/Title VIII Coordinator. Central Office: Florida Department of Transportation's Equal Opportunity Office
in Tallahassee at 605 Suwannee Street, MS 65, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-0450. Telephone number is (850) 414-4747;
or contact the District's Title VI/VIII Coordinator at FDOT, District 3, Title VI/VIII Coordinator, and P. O. Box 607, Chipley,
Florida 32428-0607. Telephone number is (850) 638-0250 extension 520.

If you have any questions about this project or this meeting, please call Garrett Martin, P.E., FDOT Project Manager at
(850) 638-2288. His email address is GOMARTIN@pbsj.com. You may also contact Tommie Speights, District Three
Public Information Director; toll free at (888) 638-0250, ext. 208. His email address is tommie.speights@dot.state.fl.us.


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Mexico Beach Sets Millage, Second


By Marie Logan
Star Staff Writer

The first time didn't take
long. The second time may
take a while.
On Sept. 13, the Mexico
Beach city council re-
convened the first of the
city's two required public
budget hearings, originally
scheduled for Sept. 6.
The first meeting had
to be rescheduled because
it conflicted with the first
Bay County public budget
hearing.
At the Sept. 13 hearing,
with only about a dozen
people present, Mexico
Beach mayor Al Cathey
praised the city's staff for
their work on the budget
preparation. Cathey told the
audience that "these are the
best budget figures and the


best presentation of a city
budget I've ever seen."
Mexico Beach city
manager Chris Hubbard
reviewed a brief summary
of the budget and how the
figures were calculated.
He explained to the
audience that no line item
budgets were being presented
that night because line items
had been discussed in prior
budget workshops.
However, Hubbard said,
if anyone wanted to see any
of the line item budgets,
just stop by Mexico Beach
City Hall and they would be
available.
Changes from the
previously proposed General
Fund budget were:
Ad valorem taxes
decreased by $7,271, instead
of increasing by that amount,
as earlier budget proposals


Mexico Beach Meetings

Tuesday, Sept. 25
(all times Central Time)

4 p.m.: regular end-of-month City council
workshop
6 p.m.: second public budget hearing to
adopt millage rate and approve General Fund
budget
Immediately following 6 p.m. meeting:
meeting to adopt budget for Enterprise Funds


listed;
Personnel costs
increased by $120,137 from
last fiscal year because of:
3 percent cost of living
raise;
2 percent merit
increase based on annual


performance evaluation;
State mandated
increases to Florida
Retirement;
A 9 percent increase
to worker's compensation,
down from the expected 25
percent increase;


A 17 percent increase
to health insurance, up from
the anticipated 5 percent
increase.
According to Hubbard,
the reduction and increase
of both of the last two items
essentially canceled each
other out, so the expenses
"basically remained the
same" as the originally
proposed budget, he said.
After a few general
comments and questions
from the audience, the
City Council made and
unanimously passed motions
to adopt resolutions setting
the proposed millage rate
and adopting the proposed
city budget.
The tentative millage
rate was set at 3.3215 mills,
which is 9 percent less than
the roll back millage rate of
3.65 mills.


meeting

The General Fund budget
was set at $4,907,008.
Because the time frame
for holding Mexico Beach's
mandatory public budget
hearings is rapidly closing- all
hearings must be completed
and budgets adopted by
the end of September the
City Council set the second
budget hearing to officially
adopt the millage rate and
approve the budget for the
General Fund for Tuesday,
Sept. 25 at 6 p.m. CT.
Preceding the General
Fund budget hearing is ia
regularly scheduled City
Council workshop at 4 p.m.
CT.
And immediately
following the 6 p.m. hearing
will be another meeting to
adopt the budget for the
city's Enterprise Funds.


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The first is to restore Florida Department of Law
the morale and reputation Enforcement investigation
of the department after and an indictment of
the often turbulent years. Upchurch for withholding
under Upchurch, which records.
ended under the cloud of a Upchurch's first court


appearance on that charge,
a misdemeanor, will be Sept.
26.
"We're going to keep
rocking along," Nugent said.
"I want to bringthe reputation
of the department back to
what it was. And protect my
people. That's important, to
protect every person in this
department.


"I've learned you treat
a man like a man until he
won't let you treat him like a
man."
Nugent will also have to
address a gaping $250,000
shortfall in his budget due
to cuts mandated by county
commissioners.
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said.
"I'm a tightwad," Nugent
said. "The biggest thing
(McKeithen) taught me is
how to be tight with money."
Nugent is currently
trying to barter three surplus
vehicles into new uniforms
for some of his deputies
who have uniforms that
are fraying and in need of
replacement.
He'd like to resurrect
an anti-drug program such
as D.A.R.E. or GREAT in
the elementary schools but
understands there will be
fiscal restraints.
"We won't be able to do
it to the extent that we had
it, but we can get at the core
classes," Nugent said.
He also intends to
initiate a Neighborhood
Watch program along the
Beaches area and expand it
throughout the county.
Two deputies will also
be going through basic SWAT
school and Nugent intends
to create a Special Response
Team that would address


school issues.
"We're a little town, but
anything could happen,'
Nugent said. "You need to be
ready or you look like you,
have mud on your face."
And Nugent will have to
balance increasing demand
- call volume has 'increased,
percentage-wise, by double
figures each of the past
three years with a fiscally-
restrained department that
has nonetheless realized a
drop in response time from
16 minutes on average in
2004 to 10 minutes on
average this year.
"We're getting there,"
Nugent said.
So the grandson of a
New Jersey cop, the nephew
of another law enforcement
officer, faces challenges, but
seems to have the biggest
one licked being true to
his instincts and the lessons
learned over more than two
decades.
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am and what I am," Nugent
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TOWN HALL MEETING NOTICE

THE BOARD OF CITY COMMISSION HAS SCHEDULED A
TOWN MEETING FOR:
WHEN: Thursday, September 27, 2007
TIME: 5:00 p.m.
WHERE: Gulf County Senior Citizens Building
SUBJECTS: PSJRA MEETING Re: Master Plan
Police Department
Garbage Service

All persons are invited to attend these meetings. [Any
person who decides to appeal any decision made by the
Commission with respect to any matter considered at
said meeting will need a record of the proceedings, and
for such purpose may need to ensure that a verbatim re-
cord of the proceedings is made, which record includes
the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to
be based. The Board of City Commission of the City of
Port St. Joe, Florida will not provide a verbatim record of
this meeting.]

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to participate in this proceedings should contact Pauline
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By Despina Williams
Star Staff Writer

Wewahitchka Middle
School welcomed two new
teachers into its fold this
year, area newcomer Lisa
Evans and first-year teacher,
Sherron Miller.
Lisa Evans
A transplant from
Lebanon, Tenn., Evans
taught for eight years before
assuming her new role
as Wewahitchka Middle
School's sixth grade math
ahd language arts teacher.
, Evans earned a
bachelor's degree in
secondary education with
an emphasis in math at
Cumberland University.
She moved to Gulf


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teacher Lisa Evans


County three years ago,
and previously served
as the school district's
Instructional Technologist.
She also taught
computers at the Adult
School, a grant funded
position that she enjoyed.
"It's very rewarding
teaching any adults that
come back to school. That
was awesome-not that I'm
not loving being here," said
Evans.
Havingpreviouslytaught
seventh and eighth grade
math and first and second
grades, Evans described
teaching sixth graders as
a surprisingly different
experience.
"I feel like I need to be
more nurturing. They're not
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School math and language arts


as worldly," she said.
Teaching the same math
textbook as she had earlier
in Tennessee has helped
ease the transition, and
Evans has a few tried-and-
true tricks up her sleeves.
To encourage her
language arts students to
read, Evans recently posted
a new bulletin board that
declares, "Gators not only
love to bite, they also love to
read and write."
For every book the
students iead, they add a
link to a growing alligator
body that Evans hopes will
soon wrap from one end of
the room to the other.
She is also incorporating
her computer background
into her daily lessons,
teaching her students to
constructbar and line graphs
using Excel software.
Evans appreciates
the outpouring of support
she has received from
Superintendent Tim Wilder,
middle school principal Pam
Lister and other district
staff.
"You get support like you
can't imagine," she said.
Evans was especially
moved by congratulatory
words from her former
school district colleague,
Assistant Superintendent
for Instruction Sara Joe
Wooten.
"I told her that I
was going to the middle
school and she said, 'Well,
congratulations to us,' and
that just touched my heart.
That's the nicest thing
anyone's said to me."
Sherron Miller
Miller described her
summer vacation this way: "I
took six classes, 'cleped' two
and passed three teacher's
exams. But other than that,
I didn't do anything."
Putting herself on the
teaching fast track enabled
Miller to fill the reading/
language arts opening at
Wewahitchka Middle School,
where she'd spent the last
five years as a teacher's
aide.
As an aide, Miller
earned the title of Gulf
County's "Non-instructional


employee of the year" two
years ago.
Her experience in a
supporting role stoked
Miller's desire to become a
teacher.
She enrolled in Florida
State University and earned
a social science degree and
language arts certification
after taking a number of
classes online.
The work was difficult,
but Miller made it through
with the help of her family.
"My husband and son have
been very supportive," she
said.
Though she had spent
years in the classroom, the
first day of school proved
overwhelming.
"You think you're
prepared and you're not,"
said Miller, who credits
middle school teacher Mary
Lou Whitfield with restoring
her confidence.
"She was just really a
mentor for me. She told me,
'Take a deep breath. You're
ready for this,'" she said.
Though she
acknowledges having
opening day jitters, Miller
said her work as an aide
helped prepare her for her
new career.
"I'm very thankful that
I had an opportunity to be
an aide," said Miller, noting
that she was able to observe
a variety of teaching styles
and classroom practices.
"I feel like I've had five
years of on-the-job training,
and I'm very thankful for
that."
Miller teaches reading
and language arts to all
eighth grade classes and
one seventh grade class.
Miller teaches
approximately 100 students,
and she seems to genuinely
adore each one, calling them,
"the best group of kids."
Miller hopes her mid-life
career change will inspire
her son, Matthew, a Gulf
Coast Community College
freshman, to stay in school.
"It has taught him a
valuable lesson-'I need to
go ahead and get my college
degree,'" said Miller. "I think
he understands that."


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in the northern end of the into a contract with the
county. residuals facilities," meaning
DEP officials at the the dumping sites.
meeting were Dick Fancher, Smith expanded the DEP
Director, Northwest District; explanation by saying that
Rick Abad, Residuals the residuals facilities were
Coordinator, Northwest permitted through cities, like
District; and Greg Smith, Wewahitchka and Port St.
Manager, Client Support, Joe, who then must submit
Northwest District. documentation showing they
McLemore said his main meet the DEP criteria for an
concern was the list of DEP agricultural use plan.
violations for which Wetappo "If it meets our
Farms had been cited, requirements, they can use
He wanted to know how the site," Smith said.
and why the site of Wetappo At McLemore's
Farms, approximately 400 questioning, Smith said other
acres, was permitted as a sludge haulers in the area
sludge disposal area, since, within the state could legally
as he told the DEP officials, in dump in Gulf County "as
2004 the County Commission long as the site meets all the
voted unanimously not to requirements and submits
allow any new dump sites in an annual report, which we
the county, look at to see if they are in
Fancher replied that the compliance."
site itself was never permitted When asked if haulers
because sites are not given handle their own testing,
permits; only wastewater to see if the sludge is in
treatment facilities are compliance before dumping
permitted. in Gulf County, Smith said
Fancher also said that currently contract labs handle
part of the wastewater the testing, although for a
facilities permit "is to enter while Bay Environmental, a


hauler out of Panama City,
provided their own testing.
According to the DEP
representatives, DEPconducts
on-site testing at dump sites
once a year. The last report
for the Gulf County sites,
conducted in April of this
year, showed over-application
of nutrients on the sites. It
was conducted and submitted
by Abad, who was present at
the meeting.
In a grimly amusing
encounter during the public
comment portion of the
meeting, Tim Stein, a long-
time resident of Wetappo
Creek, read to the DEP
officials and into the record
their own DEP April, 2007
Wastewater Compliance
Inspection Report on the Gulf
County dump sites.
The report, which was
signed by both Abad and
Smith, appeared to illustrate
the lack of oversight on the
spray fields by DER
The report, showing an
entry date of April 4, 2007 for
both Gulf County Farms and
Wetappo Farms, was signed
by both Abad and Smith four
months later, on August 8,
2007.
The report stated that the


permit, compliance schedule
and laboratory were "not
evaluated."
Comments under
"Sampling," although
marked "in compliance,"
noted: "From a conversation
with the site manager, Dax
Williams, on June 7, 2007,
said he performs his own
pH measurements for both
farms.
"NOTE: According to
62-640.650(1)(h),F.A.C., any
laboratory tests required
by this chapter shall be
performed by a laboratory
certified by the Department
of Health under Chapter 64E-
1,F.A.C., to perform the test.
"The site manager has
agreed to have future pH
measurements performed by
an approved laboratory."
The report noted that
"The Agricultural Use Plans
(AUP) for Gulf County Farms
are not signed by the site
owner," as required.
It was also reported that
the facility site review, the
flow measurement, operation
and maintenance, effluent,
and disposal at the site were
"not evaluated."
Residuals Management
was marked "out of
compliance."
When McLemore asked if
DEP had ever tested Wetappo
Creek to see if pollutants
had entered the groundwater
and to verify there was the
mandatory two-foot gap
between the water table and
the biosolids in the ground,
Smith offered a convoluted
answer that essentially meant
no.
He said that Bay
Environmental, who is
currently negotiating a
consent order with the state
and DEP over violations, had
just completed its first-ever
soil sampling at Wetappo
Farms and DEP scientists
found no problems.
No one, including Bay
Environmental, has yet
conducted ground and
surface water sampling tests,
Smith said.
Commissioner Billy
Traylor told the DEP
representatives that


everyone's main concern was
the drinking well water which
draws from Wetappo Creek,
and he asked how often water
tests would be conducted.
Smith answered,
"Currently, DEP rules do not
require testing of ground
water at these dump sites."
He said the reason for
not requiring water testing
was that when facilities are
permitted for a dump site,
the site is required to have "a
standing crop with the ability
to take the required amount
of uptake nutrients out of the
site."
Traylor replied, "To tell
me sampling is not required,
does that make sense?"
Smith answered, "Well,
it's the rule," adding that
"absolutely, it would paint a
clearer picture, but there's
nothing in the rule that allows
us to require that unless we
see a problem."
Smith said when DEP did
go to the Wetappo Farms site,
they noted that there was not
a cover crop, "stuff" (Smith's
term) "had been stockpiled
out there, and the ground
water was up."
When Traylor commented
that the rules appeared to
be very lax, Fancher replied,
"They're not as protective as
they could be."
McLemore then asked
Mallory Williams, operator of
both Gulf County dump sites,
why trucks were dumping at
night.
Williams replied that, to
his knowledge that was not
happening.
McLemore then called
a Gulf County Maintenance
Department employee to
address the board, who said
he lived at Wetappo Creek
and had seen trucks "in and
out at night."
McLemore asked
Williams for the surveillance
tapes for the past year from
the surveillance camera that
was at the entrance to the
dump site to settle the issue.
Williams admitted the
security camera was a fake.
The discussion between
Williams and McLemore
continued as McLemore


pressed Williams on his
DEP violations on record
concerning the Gulf County
dump sites.
When McLemore asked
Williams how to solve the
problem, Williams said, "We
need to go ahead and put in
monitoring wells at the site
and test before it becomes a
problem."
He also said he had been
in Gulf County for 24 years
and this was "the first time in
24 years something like this
has come up."
According to the
Wastewater Compliance
Inspection Report, "the first
application of residuals was
applied to Gulf County Farms
in 1990 and to Wetappo
Farms in 2003."
Don Minchew, city
manager of Wewahitchka,
and Lee Vincent, city manager
of Port St. Joe, addressed
the board, expressing their
concern over the extra costs
their cities would incur under
the new sludge ordinance.
Both city managers
expressed their belief that a
regulatory system was already
in place through the state and
federal agencies, and that
system was working.
Both city managers told
the county they understood
and agreed with the need to
protect the citizens, but the
wording of the ordinance was
too harsh and needed to be
revised.
Everyone at the meeting
- from the city managers to
the county commissioners to
DEP and the sludge operators
-agreed that monitoring
wells should be installed
immediately at a number
of locations along Wetappo
Creek, and that ground and
surface water monitoring was
mandatory.
Commissioners
unanimously agreed to have
monitoring wells installed in
the next 30 to 45 days, and
passed the standing sludge
ordinance with the agreement
to meet again with DEP and
city officials to modify the
language.


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Sharks Fall to Blountstown


By Tim Croft
Star News Editor

Two or three plays: that
seems to be the margin when
Port St. Joe and Blountstown
have hooked up the past few
years.
Two years ago, the Tigers
converted a pair of big second
half offensive plays to down
the Sharks, who proceeded
to run off 13 consecutive
wins en route to the state
Class 1A championship.
Last season it was a late
touchdown and two-point
conversion that pushed
Blountstown past Port St.
Joe at Shark Field.
And last week, two
teams struggling for identity
this season, were separated
by two or three significant


By Jonathan Davidson
Star Staff Writer

Port St. Joe High's
Volleyball team exemplified
the competitive spirit Monday
night after building toward
it last week. They lost to
Liberty County in four games
last Thursday but ousted
Altha in an extended, five-
game showdown Monday,
with both matches played
at the Dome at Port St. Joe
High.


Liberty County


plays.
Blountstown's Malcolm
Ivory returned the opening
kickoff 91 yards to put the
Tigers up early and then
sealed the win with a 73-
yard run in the third quarter
as Blountstown (2-1) held
off the visiting Sharks (0-2)
15-7.
"It's been that way the
last three or four years with
us," said Port St. Joe coach
John Palmer. "Both of us
are struggling a bit. We both
played hard and made some
mistakes.
"When it came time to
seal the deal, we didn't get it
done."
The Sharks had their
opportunities in the first half
to overcome Ivory's kickoff
return.


Although they lost
the first game narrowly to
Liberty County, Port St. Joe
won the second. The team's
grip loosened in the third
game as Liberty responded
forcefully to the Port St. Joe
victory. Despite the third
game's performance, the
girls recovered their form
and struggled to match
Liberty County until the
score extended into double
digits.

Altha
No win this season feels


Three times Port St.
Joe, which had 230 first half
yards but addedjust 41 yards
in the second half, marched
inside the Blountstown 15.
By intermission all the
Sharks had to show for
those penetrations deep into
Tiger territory, however, was
a 10-yard touchdown run by
Greg Farmer.
Port St. Joe led at the
half 7-6.
But Ivory's third-quarter
sprint and a field goal in the
final two minutes of the game
proved the difference.
The Sharks also had a
plague of injuries.
Wideout Jordan McNair
had knee surgery on Monday
to repair a cartilage tear and
is expected to be out at least
two weeks.


as deserved as Monday's
match against Altha.
Losing the first game
14-25, rather than succumb
to defeat the Lady Sharks
contested 26-24 in the
second to attain the two-
point lead. On a greater lead,
they won the third game 25-
19 but lost big again at 15-
25 for the fourth.
Given the length of the
games up to then, referees
cut the winning score to 15
for the final game, but neck-
and-neck Port St. Joe and
Altha teams made another
two-point lead necessary.
Port St. Joe survived, 16-
14.
"It was a very tough
match last night against a
well coached team. For us,
it's a great team victory,"
Head Coach Wayne Taylor
commented, adding much
emphasis to the group
dynamic.
"Of significant note,"
he went on, "were the great
assists by Kaelyn Williams,
the kills and block by Alesha
Smiley and Chloe Warren,
and the great passing
necessary to make the victory
happen for the whole team."
Alesha Smiley led in
kills by a large margin with
seven, while blocking three
of Altha's. More defensively
balanced, Chloe Warren
made five blocks and five
kills. Kaelyn Williams' assists
totaled 17 and Heather
Brinkmeier came up with 15
digs.
Be sure and come out
to the Dome on Thursday to
support the Lady Sharks as
they take on the Lady Gators
of Wewahitchka in a district
match. Junior varsity begins
at 5:30 p.m. followed by
varsity, about 6:30 p.m.


Lineman Javon Davis
suffered an injury but is
expected to play at least
limited time this Friday
night at Jay, while Philip
Fuze sprained an ankle, but
is expected to play.
Fuze was the leader of
a Shark defense that held
Blountstown to zero total
yards and no first downs in
the first half, recording 11
total tackles, including two
for loss.
"Our line play on both


offense and defense was
much better than against
either Arnold (in a Kickoff
SClassic) or Florida High (the
regular season opener),"
Palmer said. We've show
gradual improvement this.
week. It wasn't great, but
it was better than against
Florida High."
Chaz Byrd was the
standout on offense, running
the ball hard between the
tackles in rumbling for 93
yards in 22 carries, the


best individual offensive
performance of the season
for Port St. Joe.
The Sharks begin a
string of four-straight district
games when they travel to
Jay for an 8 p.m. ET kickoff
on Friday.
"We are going to batten"
down the hatches and get to
work," Palmer said.
Port St. Joe will host
West Gadsden at 7:30 p.m.
ET next Friday.


Lady Gators Sweep Three


By Tim Croft
Star News Editor

Wewahitchka High
School's volleyball team
took three matches while
dropping just one game to
raise its record to 7-5.
Monday, Sept. 10
Wewahitchka 3,
Bozeman 0
The visitors won easily,
taking the three games 25-
13, 25-14 and 25-12.
Kayla Williams led the
way with eight service points,
one ace, one spike and 10
kills.
Mary Tauntpn has six
service points and 10 assists,
Sharee Addison had 11
service points and Natalya
Miller added seven service
points, two aces, two assists,
three spikes and one kill.
Tuesday, Sept. 11
Wewahitchka 3,
West Gadsden 0
In a district tilt, the
Lady Gators again swept the
match easily, 25-10, 25-16
and 25-18.
Nikita Miller had seven
service points, three aces, 15
spikes, six kills and one dig
to lead host Wewahitchka.
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service points, four aces,
four spikes and two kills;
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Kelly Weeks had 10 service
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Thursday, Sept. 13
Wewahitchka 3,
Cottondale 1
Wewahitchka traveled
to Cottondale and after
dropping the first game
swept the next three for the
win, 18-25, 25-22, 25-23
and 25-16.
Nikita Miller led the way
with 16 service points, seven
aces, 13 spikes, four kills
and four digs.
Sharee Addison added
six service points, one ace
and three spikes; Natalya
Miller had five service
points, one ace, nine spikes,


two kills, five digs and five
blocks; Mary Taunton had
for service points, 20 assists,
two spikes and two digs;
Rachael Zucci added six
digs; and Kristen Yon had
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Cottondale Hands Gators First Loss


By Josh Weinfuss
Florida Freedom
Newspapers

It was good to be Ronald
Shores on Friday night.
The Cottondale
quarterback picked apart
Wewahitchka's young defense
in a 30-6 rout, passing
for 183 yards and four
touchdowns in the Hornets'
first win of the season.
After completing passes
to four different receivers,
Shores said the game was
one of his best ever.
"They tried to double
cover D (Dezmond Gray),"
Shores said. "We knew we
would have to get another
guy to step up."
Thatwas Pierre Speights.
When Gray wasn't catching
touchdowns, Shores hit
Speights, who caught two
passes for 36 yards and a
score.
All three of Gray's
catches for 67 yards
produced touchdowns.
"He's getting better and
better each week," Cottondale
coach Mike Melvin said of
Shores.
The aerial display
overshadowed brief
glimpses of defensive
proficiency. Four fumbles
by Cottondale (1-2) and
Wewahitchka (1-1) derailed
execution, but fourth-down
stops by the Hornets were
nearly as prevalent as their
touchdowns.
Cottondale fumbled
away its first possession,


but a sack of Wewahitchka
quarterback Chase Harvey
by Noreese Williams and
freshman Leander Ford on
fourth-and-12 gave the ball
back to the Hornets. After a
three-and-out series, Wewa
took control again, keeping
its drive alive with the help
of an offside penalty on
Cottondale.
The Hornets held the
Gators on fourth-and-six
and the Cottondale's air
show began.
The Hornets scored first
with 5:16 left in the first
half when Shores hit Gray
in stride, and the 6-foot-1
receiver outran the Gators
secondary for a 42-yard
touchdown. The two paired
up again on the conversion
to give Cottondale an 8-0
lead.
Gray's most impressive
of his three touchdowns
came just before halftime.
With 22.5 seconds left,
Shores scrambled right,
away from Wewahitchka
pressure and lofted a wobbly
pass toward Gray who
snagged it out of midair with
one hand to give the Hornets
a 14-0 edge.
After halftime,
Cottondale began to wear
down a young Gator
defense.
"What we said at
halftime, 'We need to go out
and give it to these guys,'"
Shores said.
The Hornets
methodically moved the
ball downfield, stringing


Ryan Myers had 62 yards on 13 carries.


together a 91-yard drive that
ate up nearly seven minutes
and produced a 30-yard
touchdown pass from Shores
to Speights.
Dominique Webb ran the
conversion to give Cottondale
a 22-0 lead. Webb rushed for
69 yards on 16 carries.
"I thought we played well
in the first half," Wewahitchka
coach Todd Lanter said.
"They overwhelmed us with
speed. That's what happened.
We lost the ballgame right
there on that drive."
Gray caught his third
touchdown pass at the end
of third quarter, a 10-yard
effort from Shores. Webb


added the conversion for a
30-0 advantage.
The Gators scored their
only touchdown with 6:59
left in the game on a 32-yard
run by Chance Knowles. He
finished with 28 yards on
nine carries.
The Gators were led by
Ryan Myers, who had 62
yards on 13 carries. Harvey
added another 20 yards on
the ground and Cottondale's
Jacob Herring rushed for 29
yards on eight carries.
Herring also had a 94-
yard kickoff return negated
because of a block-in-the-
back penalty.


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Happy 35th Birthday, Title IX: Are We Equal Yet? (Part II)


By Marie Logan
Star Staff Writer
(This is the second of
several articles examining
the effect of the landmark
federal legislation called
Title IX. The series will
detail the background of
the legislation, the status of
the program after 35 years,
and how Title IX applies
specifically to Gulf County.
This article looks at
Title IX's application to
athletics, particularly in
secondary education, using
Gulf County schools as
examples.)
Recap
"No person in the United
States shall, on the basis
of sex, be excluded from
participation in, be denied
the benefits oforbesubjected
to discrimination under


any education program or
activity receiving Federal
financial assistance."
Title IX of the Education
Amendments of 1972
Title IX of the Education
Amendments of 1972 is a
federal law that prohibits
sex discrimination in any
educational program or
activity at any educational
institution that is a recipient
of federal funds.
Athletics, drama, band
and other extracurricular
student activities are
considered to be educational
programs under this law.
Title IX is, however, best
known for its influence in
sports and for allowing girls
equal opportunities as boys
to participate in sports at
school.
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federal funds to give women
and girls an equal chance
to play sports, and to treat
men and women equally
when it comes to athletic
scholarships and other
benefits like equipment,
coaching and facilities.
But Title IX does not,
and never has, applied only
to sports.
Athletics is only one of
10 key.areas addressed by
the law, including access
to higher education, career
education, education for
pregnant and parenting
students, employment,
learning environment,
math and science, sexual
harassment, standardized
testing, and technology.
Who Holds the Power?
According to the U.S.
Department of Education
(DOE), since 1964, Congress
has enacted a number
of civil rights statutes
prohibiting discrimination
in educational programs and
activities receiving federal
financial assistance.
These statutes are:
Title VI of the Civil Rights
Act of 1964 (prohibiting
discrimination by race, color
or national origin); Title IX of
the Education Amendments
of 1972 (prohibiting sex
discrimination); Section 504
of the Rehabilitation Act of
1973 (prohibiting disability
discrimination); Title II of the
Americans with Disabilities
Act of 1990 (prohibiting
disability discrimination
by public entities); and the
Age Discrimination Act
of 1975 (prohibiting age
discrimination).
Investigation of Title
IX lawsuits and primary
enforcement of the law falls


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under the purview of The
Office for Civil Rights (OCR)
within the U.S. Department
of Education.
The OCR has the power
to investigate any school
where it believes there may
be Title IX problems.
Most of OCR's activities
are conducted by 12
enforcement offices located
in the Eastern, Southern,
Midwestern and Western
divisions of the U.S.
These divisions carry out
OCR's core work: preventing,
identifying, ending and
remedying discrimination
against America's students,
according to DOE.
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the Assistant Secretary,
OCR, oversee the work
of the divisions. OCR
administrative offices in
Washington, D.C. provide
additional administrative
support, coordination, policy
development and overall
leadership.

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As it applies to athletics,
and as interpreted by the
OCR, Title IX applies, for
the most part, to an overall
athletic program, not to
specific teams. For a school
to be in violation of Title
IX, female athletes generally
must receive less than male
athletes.
In observation of Title
IX's 35th anniversary in
2007, the National Women's
Law Center (NWLC)
conducted an examination of
the athletics complaints filed
with, and compliance reviews
conducted by, the OCR over
the past five years.


In December 2006, the
NWLC submitted a request
to OCR under the Freedom
of Information Act to obtain
all complaints, complaint
resolutions, compliance
reviews and resolutions
related to Title IX that were
filed with, or prepared by,
OCR between January 1,
2002 and December 31,
2006.
The NWLC then analyzed
each of the 416 complaints
provided by OCR that related
to athletics and compiled
an overall report entitled
"Barriers to Fair Play."
The report was released
June 19, 2007, by Marcia
D. Greenberger, NWLC Co-
President, who testified
that same day at a House
Education and Labor
Subcommittee hearing on
Title IX.
Among the NWLC's
findings:
(See TITLE IX on Page 15A)


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Title IX From Page 14A


Discrimination against
girls and women in sports
remains widespread.
Athletics complaints
challenged discrimination
against girls and women
II times more frequently
ihan they challenged
discrimination against
males.
More than one-quarter


of the overall complaints
challenged schools' failures
to provide sufficient
participation opportunities
for female athletes.
Schools' second-class
treatment of female athletes,
even when they are given a
chance to play, is a particular
concern (the wording
"second-class treatment" -is


that of the NWLC).
More than half (54
percent) challenged
inequitable treatment of
girls' and women's teams
after they were allowed to
play.
Discrimination
complaints filed by female
athletes were far more
likely than complaints filed


MONITORING FORMS

SCdmponent 1: NOTE: OCR defines a participant as anyone who (1) participated in competition or (2) participated with
. the team and was eligible for competition but did not play. Participation is determined as of the date of the first
competitivee event for the sport.

School: Number ofParticipants Number of Participants
JV, Freshman
Varsity Teams Males Females Total B-teams Males Females Total
Baseball 44 0 44 Baseball 56 0 56
Basketball 31 23 54 Basketball 42 29 71
Cross Country 25 12 37 Cross Country 3 4 7'
Football 79 0 79 Football 57 0 57
Golf 13 7 20 Golf 0 0 0
SG. nuja6i 0 00 0 0 Gymnastics 0 0 0
Soccer 21 19 40 Soccer 0 0 0
S.:.n1-all 0 41 41 Softball 0 52 52

S..iriung ri'. .in' '. .inting/Divin 0 0 0
Tennis 0 0 0 Tennis 0 0 0
Track and.Field 44 40 84 Track and Field 7 16 23
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'Enrollment 2006- 59% 34% 47% 31% 30% 31%
07

A Corrective Action Plan is required if the percentage of female enrollment is greater than
five points more than the percentage of females participating in either'Varsity or JV sports.

Ex: If female enrollment is 51% and Varsity or JV participation is 45% (51 45 = 6)
- This school I t (it ( oillllClnlin.c'i :ni d a.1 a i rcttive action plan must be submitted.

Information regarding athletics from the 2006-2007 Gulf County school year.






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The Star, Port St. Joe, FL Thursday, September 20, 2007 15A


by males to have enough
evidence to force schools
to change their athletics
programs.
Sixty percent of
complaints filed on behalf
of K-12 girls concerned
inequities in treatment of
female teams.

Softball, the Dubious
Leader
The NWLC's report also
found that:
Many of the treatment
complaints particularly
those concerning disparities
between girls' softball and
boys' baseball teams, such
as in the quality of softball
versus baseball fields-
identified "blatant" inequities
that had persisted for years.
In K-12, the most
common athletics complaint
was unequal treatment of
female athletes playing at the
school.
The unequal treatment
ranged from inequitable
facilities to less favorable


Types of Inequitable Treatment
Challenged in K-12 Athletic Programs


Facilities
119

Game Schedules
81

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Housing/Dining
10
Medical
22
Publicity Seaso
23


coach Access
/ 62

Equipment
61
n Schedules
29


Travel Coach Compensation
23 '


game schedules, lesser
compensation for girls'
coaches, and lack of school-
sponsored transportation to
games, compared with boys'
teams.
Disparities between
softball and baseball are
particularly pervasive,


according to the NWLC
findings.
Softball was the sport
most often named in
complaints, according to the
report, resulting in 79 claims
at the K-12 level, and 13

(See TITLE IX on Page 16A)


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Title IX (n 14A


13 claims at the college
level.
Although coaches are
often in the best position
to identify and protest
discrimination, they file only
a "tiny fraction" of complaints
because they fear retaliation
if they complain, according
to the report. That typically
leaves the burden of filing


complaints protesting
discrimination on students
and their parents.

Title IX and Athletics
Title IX covers three
major areas of high school
and college athletics:
Scholarships, which
requires that female athletes
receive athletic scholarship


dollars proportional to
their participation. In other
words, if, at an educational
institution, there are 100
male athletes and 100 female
athletes and a total $200,000
scholarship budget for the
institution, that budget must
be split 50-50 ($100,000 to
the men, $100,000 to the
women).


Treatment and Participation Complaints by Sport
.....-- --+l r- ---


K-12 Athletes


Sport


Treatment
Complaints


College Athletes


Participation
Complaints


Treatment
Complaints


Participation
Complaints


All Sports 82 35 i 22 18
Baseball 2 2 2 0
Basketball 54 6 i 0 2
Bowling 2 0 0 0
Cheerleading 10 15 1 CI
Crew 0 0 1 1
Cross Country 1 0 0 0
Diving 0 0 1 5
Drill Team 1 0 0 0
Equestrian 0 0 1 0
Field Hockey 0. 11 0 0
Flag Football 0 2 0 0
Football 3 5 0 1
Golf 1 5 0 1
Gymnastics 1 3 1 3
Ice Hockey 9 12 2 1
Indoor Track 0 0 0 1
Lacrosse 0 3 0 0
Outdoor Track 0 0 0 1
Skiing 0 0 1
Soccer 7 16 6 1
Softball 66 13 9 4
Swimming 1 3 2 6
Tennis 1 2 1 0
Track 5 2 1 1
Volleyball 11 10 0 1
Water Polo 0 1 0 1
Weight-Lifting 1 1 0 1
Wresling 3 1 0 1
Little League 0 1 0 0
Physical Education 2 1 0 0
Self-Defense 0 1 0 0


institution Gulf County
schools among them -
scholarships are not an
issue locally.

Participation
The Women's Sports
Foundation (WSF) offers
data that indicate there is no
evidence suggesting that girls
are inherently less interested
in sports than boys.
However, the data suggests
that girls' opportunities for
participation decline sharply
as the girls get older.
The participation rate
of boys, roughly twice
that of girls, reflects the
opportunities that are
offered to the boys, not a
lack of interest on the part
of girls, according to WSE
There are three separate
ways schools can show that
they provide equal athletic
opportunities to their male
and female students. Schools
can show that:
1) The percentage of
male and female athletes
is about the same as the
percentage of male and
female students enrolled in
the school;
2) The school has a
history and a continuing
practice of expanding
opportunities' for female
students, because they
are the ones traditionally
excluded from sports;
3) The school is fully
and effectively meeting its
female students' interests
and abilities to participate
in sports.
If a school can meet
any one of these criteria,
it is considered to be in
compliance with Title IX's
participation requirements.
However, figures used
to meet these criteria must
be evaluated separately
for each level, for instance
different calculations for
varsity, junior varsity and
freshman levels.
Gulf County
Superintendent of Schools
Tim Wilder believes that
"Gulf County is one of the
top leaders in the state for
Title IX compliance. We may


*Participation,
which requires
that women
be provided as
equitable an
opportunity to
participate in
sports as men.
This does not
mean necessarily
the identical
sports, but an
equal opportunity
to play.
Other
Benefits, which
requires equal
treatment in the
provision of 11
different areas:
(1) equipment
and supplies,
(2) scheduling
of games and
practice times, (3)
travel and daily
allowance, (4)
access to tutoring,
(5) coaching, (6)
locker rooms,
(7) practice and
competitive
facilities, (8)
medical and
training facilities
and services, (9)
publicity and
promotions, (10)
recruitment of
student athletes,
and (11) support
services.

Scholarships
Since very few
secondary schools
(high schools)
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have questions asked, but we
have never been in trouble,"
Wilder said. "We take pride
in that; it's that important to
us.

Proving a Point
Accordingto information
from the WSF, Title IX is a
"total program" law, meaning
that instead of comparing
individual girls' teams to
individual boys'' teams it
compares the totality of
the quality and value of the
awards to see if they are
comparable.
Actual determination of
a school's compliance with
Title IX athletics mandates
is basically left up to each
school.
For instance, every
year the Gulf County
school system, along with
thousands of other school
systems, files an Annual
Gender in Athletics Report
(see document).
The reports list nine of
the 11 areas listed above
under Other Benefits, along
with the legal notation
for each. School officials
simply check one of two
boxes after each statement,
"in compliance" or 'not in
compliance."
Each school reports
on its own assessment of
its circumstances, and the
report is taken at face value.
Annual Gender in
Athletics Reports filed for
the last three years by the
Gulf County school system
all stated that Gulf County
schools were in compliance
with each of the areas
listed.
Title IX also states
that every school district
(preferably every school)
must have a Title IX
coordinator to handle
all aspects of Title IX
administration.
Accordingtoinformation
from the U.S. Department
of Justice (DOJ), a Title IX
coordinator is responsible
for Title IX compliance
efforts and the coordinator's
responsibilities are "critical
to the development,


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implementation, and
monitoring of meaningful
efforts to comply with Title.
IX."
There is even a Title
IX coordinator handbook
called "Title IX Grievance
Procedures: An Introductory
Manual" for detailed
information on the duties
and responsibilities of a Title'
IX coordinator. It is available
by request through the DOE
website at www.ed.gov.
In an interview with The
Star, Wilder named Gulf
County Assistant [School]
Superintendent Bill Carr
as Gulf County's Title IX
coordinator.
However, by phone Carr
told The Star that he is
"not the equity coordinator
technically," that he "only.
fills out the school's annual
report, as far as equity
reports and sports," adding
that he also does not apply
for any Title IX funds.

(The next article in,
the series will examine
how Gulf County schools
have handled the areas.
of participation and other
benefits in dealing with:
Title IX requirements.)


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County Voting Streamlined


By Tim Croft
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-Charged with cutting
her budget by 9 percent,
Supervisor of Elections
Linda Griffin picked up the
gauntlet from the Board of
County Commissioners and
streamlined the voting process
!n Gulf County.
* Griffin said
commissioners suggested
she think about reducing the
number of voting precincts
from the current 14.
So, matching district
tines with precinct sizes and
numbers of voters, Griffin
mixed and matched until the
puzzle was solved, cutting the
number of precincts nearly in
half to eight.
"It was a good suggestion,
but I want voters to know it
didn't come from me," Griffin
said. "This was the only way
I could cut. You have to hold
elections, but you are at the
mercy of the people who print
your ballots, etc.
"I took my smallest
precincts and combined them
with others."
There were also certain
logistical challenges created
by district lines in this single-
member district county that
came into play.
For example, Howard
Creek, currently precinct 15,
will remain by itself because it
was considered too remote to
combine with other precincts.
The Howard Creek Fire
Station now becomes Precinct
8:
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6, was also left unchanged
because as part of District III,
which runs along the Beaches
and, Highland View into Port
St. Joe, the nearest precinct
White City could be combined
with would require voters to
cross the bridge, drive into
Port St. Joe and then west.
The lineup of precincts
as of last week's approval by
county commissioners is as
follows:
Precinct 1 There are no
changes as voters will continue
to vote at the Community
Building in Wewahitchka.
This precinct, though, will be
combined with No. 3 so that
voters who currently vote at
the Dalkeith Fire Station will
now vote at the Community
Building as part of Precinct 1;
Precinct 2 No changes
here, either, with voters
continuing to cast their ballots
at the Ambulance Building in
Wewahitchka, though this


precinct will be combined with
the current Precinct 4. Voters
formerly casting ballots at the
Overstreet Fire Station will
now vote at the Ambulance
Building;
Precinct 3 Precinct 3 will
be a combination of the former
precincts 5 and 7. Voters who
formerly voted at the Highland
View Fire Station will now join
voters who use the St. Joe
Beach Fire Station;
Precinct 4 This becomes
a combo package with all votes
cast at the Port St. Joe Fire
Station. Precinct 4 will fold in
former precincts 8 (currently
voting at the PSJ Fire Station),
9 (currently voting at the STAC
House) and 12 (currently
voting on the right side of the
Centennial Building);
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combo package that will have
voters casting ballots in the
Centennial Building. This
precinct folds into one former


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precinct 10 (currently voting at
the county Mosquito Control
Building) and 11 (already
voting at the Centennial
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Precinct 6 No changes
in number or location. All
votes cast at the White City
Fire Department;
Precinct 7 Formerly
Precinct 14, voters will
continue to use the Cape San
Bias Fire Station as a polling
place;


Precinct 8
Precinct 15,
continue to cast
at the Howard
Station.
"This will
money," Griffin


- Formerly
voters will
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Creek Fire
help save
said of the


precinct consolidation. "It
was also getting harder and
harder to get poll workers. So
this will help."
Considering that during
primary season Griffin's office
was also required to have on
hand Republican, Democrat
and non-partisan ballots, the
number of ballots needed to
be printed will also be reduced
from 45 to 26.
The reason for 26 is that
two precincts, 4 and 5, will be
considered "split" precincts
because the county School
Board did not adopt the same
district lines as the Board of
County Commissioners.
That means that the
School Board seat up for
grabs in a given election may
not be the same for all voters
in that precinct, the School
Board seats in question being
District 3 and 4.


So, for those two
precincts, two ballots must be
printed to reflect the different
School Board races, though
because of staggering of terms,
the county and School Board
seats will not always be in the
mix every election.
Griffin emphasized that
voters who do not wish to
change their voting location
for whatever reason could
still take advantage of the two
weeks of early voting prior
to primaries and general
elections or vote absentee.
Those wishing to vote
absentee can call Griffin's
office at any time and the
ballot will be mailed out upon
arrival from the printer.
Anybody with any
questions about their voting
location or precinct is
encouraged to call Griffin's
office at 229-6117.


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Jones-- From Page 1A
17 stolen bases. International League title. He
Atlanta Manager Bobby had three hits, including a
Cox didn't hesitate to start home run, in the two games.
Jones, who replaced a: He found out an hour later
struggling Willie Harris in that his season would be
left field. extended for at least a few
"We'll get his feet wet," more weeks.
Cox told MLB.com. "What Cox asked the 23-year-
the heck, he's going to be old left-handed hitter if he
in camp next year trying to was ready to go after 18
make a roster spot." innings. Jones, of course,
The 6-foot-1, 210-pound said yes and the opportunity
Jones played 18 innings on of a lifetime was at hand.
Saturday in Richmond's His first major-league
doubleheader sweep over at-bat ended on three strikes
Durham, N.C., to secure the against Washington's Shawn


Hill in the second inning. He
grounded out against Hill
in the fourth, popped out
versus reliever Mike Bacsik
in the sixth and finished
his day with a groundout in
eighth.
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On Saturday September
15th, volunteers all over the
world responded to the an-
nual call of Ocean Conser-
vancy's International Coastal
Cleanup and spent a few
hours cleaning up waterways
and coastlines.
In Mexico Beach, 31. vol-
unteers showed up at 8:00
am to clean three miles of
shoreline that may, to the
casual observer, look pretty
much free of trash and other
marine debris. Not so.
Below are the "Top 10


Debris Items" collected and
recorded during the 3rd An-
nual Mexico Beach Coastal
Cleanup (followed by num-
ber of each item collected):
1. Cigarette butts and
filters (2, 122)
2. Food wrappers and
containers (389)
3. Caps and lids (277)
4. Cups, plates, forks,
knives, spoons (273)
5. Beverage cans (256)
6. Beverage bottles
(plastic) (236)
7. Bags (paper or plas-
tic) (217)
8. Beverage bottles
(glass) (213)
9. Straws and stirrers
(169)
10. Cigar tips (122)
The winner of the ad-
ditional "debris item of lo-


cal concern" once again was
Fireworks the launchers
and shells that remain as
colorful trash after the 4th
of July celebrations on our
beaches.
Every piece of trash col-
lected was once in the hands
of a person a person who
chose to toss the item onto
the beach or into a river or


waterway that eventually
empties into the ocean.
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coastal areas and waterways,
trash becomes marine de-
bris and endangers marine
animals. Those of us who
live in a marine environment
have special responsibili-
ties to do what we can to
protect marine animals


and the health of our ocean.
The Gulf of Mexico is our
neighbor, and we all know
what being a good neighbor
means.
Volunteers collected a
total of 48 bags of trash,
weighing an estimated 720
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ietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C.
and feature:
SAn in-depth history of "The Wall"
Profiles of Gulf and Franklin County's honored
dead
Personal tributes to Vietnam Veterans through-
out Northwest Florida
Expanded coverage of the Beacon Hill exhibi-
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scale replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial
Information about the future arrival of the
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players with the same last
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product Tyler Flowers were
named Braves' minor-league
players of the year for their
respective teams.
Jones earned the award
for his play with Double-A
Mississippi, Johnson
grabbed the honor for his
recent summer in rookie ball
at Danville, Va., and Flowers
was named player of the year
for Low Single-A Rome, Ga.
Johnson, a 6-4, 195-


pound outfielder, batted .305"
with 17 home runs, 57 RBIs
and 51 runs in 243 at-bats at
Danville. He was named the*
Appalachian League player-
of the month for August.
Last season, Flowers,
6-4, 220, tested positive-
for performance-enhancing
drugs and missed the final
28 games in 2006 and.
the first 22 last summer.:
However, he proved that he,
still possesses power with:
12 homers, 70 RBIs, 24'
doubles and a .298 average.
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College/Career Day at





Port St. Joe High School


By Despina Williams
Star Staff Writer
The poet e.e. cummings once wrote, "It
.takes' courage to grow up and become who
you really are."'
For those needing help deciding pre-
cisely what that is, Port St. Joe High School's
annual college/career day provided a starting
point.
Caring, nurturing types visited the
Sacred Heart and Bay St. Joseph Care and
Rehabilitation Center tables.
Future leaders of men shook hands with
recruiters from the Army, Navy and West
Point Academy.
Elementary and middle school students
in the county's College for Every Student
program seemed content just checking out
the high school's gymnasium.


And there were enough free notepads,
candy bars and Mardi Gras beads to make
everyone happy.
Organized by the high school guidance
department and assistant principal Kenneth
Monnette, the college/career day exposed stu-
dents to a wealth of career options.
Representatives from colleges through-
out Florida and neighboring states queried
students about their career goals and dis-
pensed glossy admissions brochures.
The University of West Florida, University
of Central Florida, Andrew College. Gulf
Coast Community College, Florida A&M
University, Florida Memorial College, Keiser
University, University of Florida, Florida
State University, Georgia College, Baptist
College of Florida, Northwestern University,
Troy University, University of Mobile,
Louisiana State University, Jacksonville State


University, Southeastern University, Florida
Atlantic University and Haney Technical
Center all sent representatives.
Brenda Galloway, director of Gulf Coast
Community College's Gulf/Franklin Center,
gave students a preview of the Cluster
Program set to launch next fall.
The program will fund tuition and books
for 25 students attending classes at the Gulf/
Franklin Center. Those chosen for the schol-
arships will complete their AA degree in two-
and-a-half years.
"We're looking to expand and we're excit-
ed about it," said Galloway.
Several local business leaders were also
on hand to scout for fresh talent.
Representatives from Gulf Correctional
Institute; Preble-Rish; Gulf County Sheriff's
Office; Rish, Gibson Scholz and Groom;
Century 21 and Oyster Radio offered stu-


dents seeking to remain in the area a glimpse
at the current job market.
K-9 officer Greg Cole brought the tools of
his trade and screened a video of the county's
K-9 unit in action.
Bay St. Joseph staff development coor-
dinator Cindy Vanderford also brought a
recruiting video, and told students not to be
afraid to pursue a career in a nursing home.
"Nursing homes aren't what they used to
be," said Vanderford. "No longer do you sit in
the chair and wait for life to end."
Students who didn't settle on their career
paths at Friday's college/career day can look
forward to another one at year's end.
Monette said the second college/career
day will likely be "more individualized,"
featuring representatives from Gulf Coast
Community College and other schools in the
area.


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Bow Wow Bash Offers Much for the Imagination


By Marie Logan
Star Staff Writer

Even if the animals don't capture your
heart, the auction items should capture your
imagination.
And that's part of the point of Paws in the
Park and Bow Wow Bash.
On Sept. 29, citizens and animal lovers
from Gulf County and surrounding areas will
again meet to party for the animals.
It will be the second year for the Bow Wow
Bash, the evening fundraiser that is coupled
with the daytime Paws in the Park.
The day of activities is a primary
fundraiser for the St. Joseph Bay Humane
Society, headquartered in Port St. Joe, which


serves homeless, neglected and abused
animals in Mexico Beach and Gulf County.
Both events will be held in Centennial
Park in Port St. Joe beginning at 9 a.m. ET,
with Paws in the Park.
After about five fun-filled hours of pet
and family-friendly activities and food, people
will head home for a few hours break before
returning for the evening fundraiser, the Bow
Wow Bash.
According to Andrea Heard, one of the
event organizers, more than 250 people
partied at the Bash last year.
"We will have even more dancing this
year," Heard said, with the addition of DJ
Ivan Lake, from Panama City.
In between dancing and refreshing


Daisy, a beagle-whippet mix currently living at the St. Joseph Bay Humane Sdciety, proudly
shows off some of the auction items gathered for the Sept. 29 Bow Wow Bash. Daisy is also look-
ing for a good home.


themselves at the cash.
bar, Bash-goers will feast
on food catered by Sunset
Coastal Grill in Port St.
Joe.
Delectables will
include 150 pounds of
fresh shrimp, preparc-d by
Coastal Grill owner Patty
Blaylock.
The shrimp is being
donated by Amerson
Seafood in Port St. Joe.
During the evening,
party participants will
be able to peruse the
assortment of auction items
displayed around the floor.
Many of the items will be
part of a silent auction, but
the top 10 or so items will
be part of a live auction.
A team of local
auctioneers Boyd Pickett,
Dusty May, Jim Norton and
Gary Gibbs will handle
the bidding for such items This $20 gol
the fabulous item
as a brand new flat screen benefiting the St.
high definition television,
and an antique, $20 U.S.
double eagle Liberty head
.gold coin.
The coin, valued at several thousand
dollars, is set in a gold bezel, ready to be
worn as a necklace or simply displayed as a
collector's item.
Auction items are still pouring in,
auction co-chair Nancy Swider said, but so
far include:
An authorized reproduction of "Heart
of the Ocean," the necklace featured in the
movie "Titanic;"
A large wooden inlay from Decorative
Flooring;
An original Frabel glass sculpture with


d U.S. Liberty head double eagle is just one of
is to be auctioned at the Sept. 29 Bow Wow Bash
Joseph Bay Humane Society.

display stand from the well-known Atlanta,
Georgia artist;
A number of half-day fishing charters,
both gulf and bay;
A half-day sailing excursion on St.
Joseph Bay;
A one-week stay at a house on the Gulf,
plus a number of other accommodations
packages, including a two-night stay at the
10th Street Bed and Breakfast in Port St.
Joe;
A multitude of original artwork, including
a Sam Kates original acrylic painting and an
original watercolor by Carol Broussard;
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Mrs. And Mrs. Jeffery Butts of Tallahassee, Florida
are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter,
Andria Joy, to Jeremy Justin Dixon, son of Mr. and Mrs.
Tommy Dixon of Port St. Joe, Florida. Andria is the grand-
daughter of Rear Admiral and Mrs. John Lewis Butts of
Pensacola, Florida and Mrs. Grace Robinson and the late
Mr. J.C. Robinson of Charlestown, South Carolina. Jeremy
is the grandson of Dr. and Mrs. Wesley Grace of Port St. Joe,
Florida and Mrs. Ruby Brown and the late Mr. John Brown
of Port St. Joe and also the grandson of the late Mr. Thomas
"Curly" Dixon of Tallahassee, Florida. The wedding will be
held on December 29, 2007 at First Baptist Church of Port
St. Joe.

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of Hartford, AL. The couple will be wed on the 6th day of
October, 2007 at 2:00 CST at Bethel Baptist Church on
Cottonwood Road, just off the Circle Dothan, AL. All friends
are invited to join us to celebrate their union.


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Mr. and Mrs. Danny Little, of Wewahitchka, would like to
announce the forthcoming marriage of their daughter Brandy
Leann Little to Michael Joel Gortman, son of Mr. and Mrs.
Victor Gortman, of Wewahitchka.
The bride-elect is a 2005 graduate of Wewahitchka
High School and a 2007 graduate of Gulf Coast Community
College. She is now pursuing her Bachelor's Degree in
Business Administration and Management. The groom is a
2003 graduate of Wewahitchka High School. He is currently
serving in the United States Coast Guard.
An October 13 wedding is planned at Glad Tidings
Assembly of God in Wewahitchka at 3:30 CST. A reception
will follow at the home of Jerry and Sharon Gaskin, 236 Old
Panama Hwy. No local invitations are being sent out. All fam-
ily and friends are invited to attend.


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Lisa Hopper and Brian Macoy, both from Port St. Joe,
will be married on September 22, 2007.
The bride is a graduate of Port St. Joe High School and
is currently employed with Roberson and Friedman, PA in
Port St. Joe. The bride is the daughter of Mrs. Lori Shaerer
of Port St. Joe and Carl and Lynn Hopper of Louisiana.
The groom is a graduate of Linville High School of
Ashland, Alabama and currently is owner of Paradise
Landscaping and Irrigation in Port St. Joe. The groom is the
son of Carol Macoy of Ashland, Alabama and the late John
Macoy.
The ceremony will begin at 6:30 p.m. ET at 3563 Cape
San Bias Rd. and the reception will follow. All family and
friends are invited to attend.


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Library Tales
The Gulf County Library
is located at 110 Library
Drive, Port St. Joe, Florida.
The hours are:
10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Monday and Tuesday
10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Thursday and Friday
10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Saturday
The library is closed on
Wednesday and Sunday.
There is a Friend of the
Library at the library the first
Monday of the Month. The
next meeting will be October
1, 2007.
The next Friends of the
Library Book Sale will be
October 20, 2007.
The Friends needs books.
If you have any books, fiction
or non-fiction, CD's, or vid-
eos that you no longer want,
please be a friend to your
library and donate them to
help us raise funds for our
library.


Project Graduation
Meeting
September 25, 2007
Port St. Joe High School
6:30 p.m.
Please come and be
a part of the planning of
this awesome night for your
senior. Your input is greatly
needed. Things are really
starting to shape up for this
year's Project Graduation.
Our first scheduled
event will be the Jail-for-Bail
October 31, 2007.
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Riverkeeper Seeks


Volunteers
The Apalachicola Riverkeeper, a non-profit group that
protects, preserves and promotes the Apalachicola River and
Bay is looking for volunteers.
There are lots of opportunities, from working in the
group's Apalachicola storefront, to assisting at festivals, to
making telephone calls, to helping with computer work. The
organization would like to get a small group together to oper-
ate the booths for Riverkeeper at different events throughout
the year.
The group is looking for volunteers for the Coastal
Clean-Up on Sept 15 followed by backyard clean-up on the
same day. The Riverkeeper also needs help watching the
storefront on Sept 13, 14, 19, 20, 27 and 29; on Oct. 12, 17,
24 and 26; and on Thursdays.
The group also needs volunteers to work at the
Community Garage Sale on Oct. 6 and two people to man
the storefront that day; volunteers to work at the Oyster Spat
festival Oct. 6 and 7; volunteers to man a booth at the River
Expo on Oct. 20; and volunteers for the booth at the Seafood
Festival on the first weekend in November.
We need more volunteers. What's your special talent? We
.need your help! For more info, visit the Riverkeeper at 23
Avenue D in Apalachicola or call 653-8936.



:Beef Cattle


Nutrition Program
The Gulf County Cooperative Extension Service will
offer a Beef Cattle Program VIA Satellite. The program
will be offered the last Monday of September, October and
November from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM CST. Cost per Session,
per participant is $15.00. The program will be offered at
the Gulf County Cooperative Extension Office located at
200 North Second Street in the Old Courthouse Building.
For more information, contact the Gulf County Cooperative
Extension Service @ 639-3200 or 229-2909.


Found Property in


Mexico Beach
The Mexico Beach Police Department has the following
found property:
1) Female bicycle found in the vicinity of Fifteenth and
California Streets in Mexico Beach
1) Racing bicycle found in the vicinity of U.S. 98 and Sea
Street.
To claim either of these bicycles, call 648-4790 with a
description of your lost property, or stop by the Mexico Beach
Police Department, 118 North Fourteenth Street to claim
your property.
These bicycles will be held for 30 days of the date of this
notification.
Mexico Beach Police Department


Volunteers Needed
Once again, we are gearing up for the Fall Triathlon and
we need help. We need volunteers of all ages to help direct,
give out water, and block areas for the triathlon this Saturday
morning. If you can spare anytime on Saturday morning, it
would be appreciated. If you have children, this is a great
place for them to watch athletes and learn about volunteer-
ism. This is great for the communities of Port St. Joe and
Mexico Beach. Please let me know if you will be able to help
out for a few hours by calling Lynn Costin Marshall at 850-
648-8196. Thanks so much!


Red Hat Chit Chat
The Red Hat Society "Beach Bells", headed by Queen
Mum, Karen Buddo, will hold its September get-together, the
first of the fall.
We will be having lunch at Mango Marlies on Hwy 98, in
Mexico Beach (648-5000) on Monday, September 24, 2007,
at 11 a.m. CT.
We all should have lots to talk about, so mark your cal-
endars for this day. Hope to see you all there.
RSVP-Karen Buddo-647-3656. We are open to new
members.


2007 Quail Hunting Forecast


Pet of the Week


Available now for adoption from the St. Joseph
Bay Humane Society -
Cookie, a female pup about twelve weeks old.
(Pictured); Tony T., a male kitty about 8-9 weeks
old.; Bingo, a hound pup (male) about 15 weeks
old; Orange Kittens, about ten weeks old; Pudding,
a chocolate colored female pup about six months;
Rosco, a two years old chocolate lab; Prissy &
Nikki, a female lab/bulldog mix puppies; Sassy, a
nice female brindle pup.
Always kittens! Come see.
Please visit Faith's Thrift Hut, 1007 Tenth Street.
Volunteers appreciated.
Wednesday thru Saturday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Please
call 227-1109 for more information. Volunteers
appreciated.


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Quail populations strug-
gle due to habitat losses and
lack of rain
Overview: A drought
across large portions of
the southeast United States
didn't help quail production
this year. Factor those poor
weather conditions with con-
tinued habitat losses and
.quail populations across
the U.S. continue to loose
ground. Consider: From 1980
to 2000, bobwhites declined
range-wide by an average of
nearly 70%, and much more
in specific states; Last fall,
the Southeastern Association
of Fish and Wildlife Agencies
whose members manage
wildlife in 16 states sug-
gested the bird could disap-
pear from some areas of the
South by 2010. The Northern


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bobwhite quail also topped
this year's National Audubon
Society's List of Top 20
Common Birds in Decline.
The NationalAudubon Society
.recently announced that the
population of the northern
bobwhite quail has declined
by a staggering 82 percent
during the past four decades.
Quail numbers have fallen
from an estimated 31 million
in 1967 to just 5.5 million
today. That's a lot of bad
news, but there is hope on the
habitat front. In just over two
years of existence, over 90
Quail Forever chapters have
formed in 26 states. They are
promoting the Conservation
Reserve Program's CP-33
Practice (Bobwhite Buffers)
to provide transitional habi-
tat along row crops for quail
nesting and brood-rearing


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cover. Nationwide, over
161,000 CP-33 acres have
been enrolled and quail
populations on those acres
are already showing signs of
improvement. On a larger
scale, QF is engaging poll-
cymakers in the needs of
quail during the current
2007 Farm Bill debate. The
Farm Bill's conservation title
influences land management
decisions on over 50 mil-
lion acres nationwide. The
Farm Bill will be introduced
in the U.S. Senate soon,
meaning now is the time to
contact your state's Senators
and let them know you want
a Farm Bill with a strong
Conservation Title. Find your
state's Senators by logging
onto www.QuailForever.org/
page/LegislativeAction
Always consult state


hunting regulations for rules
and season dates before tak-
ing to the field. Find your
state agency by logging onto
www.QuailForever.org/page/
StateAgencies
Florida The forecast
looks positive on a number of
state game management areas
which have been the recipi-
ents of various quail habi-
tat projects in recent years.
As for the remainder of the
state, overall populations are
stable and showing signs of
very slight increases. Tommy
Hines, small game coordina-
tor for the Florida Fish and
Wildlife Commission, says
there is more emphasis on
quail management in Florida
than ever before.
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To Soldiers, With Love


Pastor Appreciation Weekend


'Uust something the Lord has laid upon
my heart to dofor our soldiers."
June Davis, Mary Ellen Alyn and Patrica
Frazen are the leaders of the children's mis-
sion group at Faith Bible Church.
This group has worked several weeks
gathering special items to send to several
soldiers who are currently deployed.
Sgt. Tappan Gandy and 1' Sgt. John
Peters will soon receive these care packages
filled with lots of goodies, letters and cards.
Our church family here at Faith Bible


Church helped so much with getting items
and the postage for this very special project.
We here at Faith Bible Church feel very
strongly for all our military and our prayers
go up for them daily.
We will be doing another care package
project in October and a special one for
Christmas.
If you would like any information about
this project, please contact June Davis at
229-1089.


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Bethany Taylor, Dylan Cabaniss and Bailee Fontaine prepare care packages for two soldiers
currently deployed.


Dylan Cabaniss, Bethany Taylor, Patrica Frozen, June Davis and Bailee Fontaine show off the
finished products.


Abe Springs Baptist Church

Pastor Appreciation Day

Abe Springs Baptist Church will be having Pastor
Appreciation Day on Sunday, Sept. 23, 2007. We will cele-
brate Pastor Appreciation Day and our pastor's birthday. The
Bluegrass Pilgrims will be featured in the morning service.
Singing will begin at 10:30 and lunch will be served following
the morning service. Rev. Allen Pitts has been the pastor for
26 years at Abe Springs Baptist Church. Everyone is cordial-
ly invited to come and bring a covered dish and fellowship
with us. We will have singing in the afternoon around 1:00.
For more information please call 674-4376 or 674-5880 and
leave a message.


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Covenant Word Christian Center, Int'l.
is having a Pastor Appreciation Weekend
for Pastors David & Harolyn Walker for four
years of Faithful Service to the Vision!
September 21- 7pm Service w/ guest
speaker
September 22-5pm food/ fellowship
September 23-10 am Service w/ guest
speaker
At:
Covenant Word Christian Center Int'l.
158 12h Street
Apalachicola, FL 32320
850-653-8535
Everyone Welcome!
Pastors-We love you and we thank you
for the diligent love and prayers that you
have sown into our lives!
-Your sons & daughters


Annual J

Homecoming
The Cypress United
Methodist Church will spon- The hug k
sor their annual Homecoming I was visit
Event, Sunday September 23. As I looked a
Everyone is invited to partake swing. Nearby
in the festivities! Services will ing silly game
start promptly at 10:30 AM. I spotted
The United Methodist to the court.
Church District you've been w
Superintendent, Rev. Walker We played
Eppes, will deliver the mes- strangers con
sage for the day. live?" Then Cc
Music and singing will unusual, disc(
be provided by the talented Concerned
group from Cypress, Vessels Cody's mom
of Clay. street. She wa
A covered dish luncheon by telling her
will follow at noon in the And I quickly
Family Center at the back It happen
of the church. The church, on talking to
located on Cemetery Road in ach as he brie
Cypress, is the old Cypress "I like-you." I
School building. The Bible
a real blessing
Revival at New Harvest No one hi
had to explain
Revival at New Harvest up.
Assembly of God in "Children
Wewahitchka. Begins Sunday What is h
September 23rd, at 6pm cen- that over hall
tral and Monday Wednesday care.
at 6:30pm central. Come "Children
expecting to receive your "I've got
spiritual and physical needs pleaded.
to be meet. Wow, this
Guest Minister: Pastor
Tim Bailey of the LightHouse
Pentecostal Ministries. -
Pastor Eddie Causey '
invites all to come. ,-.


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Services for Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement) will be on
Friday September 21 at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, September
22 at 10 a.m.
After the September 22nd services, there will be a
"Break the Fast" fast meal. For information about tickets call
I-elaine Norman at 277-2606.
The temple is located at 1910 Frankford Avenue between
15th and 23rd Streets.
Weekly Shabbat (Sabbath) services are Fridays at 7
p.m.

Johnny Thomas Says Thank You

I wish to show my appreciation by saying thanks to
everyone who made it possible for me to go to Reno, Nevada
to the Poet's Convention. I might not be able to tank you per-
sonally, but believe me, I thank you dearly from my heart and
once again I appreciate you.
May God bless you and smile upon you,
Johnny Thomas


i st United JMletfwdidt
e&ida 4 Mae 3ewcdi
111 North 22nd Street Mexico Beach, FL 32410
Sunday Worship Services:
8:00 a.m. & 9:30 a.m CST

Open Hearts. Open minds. Open doors.
The people of Mexico Beach United Methodist (hurch
NloSEtn PROVIDED
Rev. Ted Lovelace, Pastor Church/Office: 648-8820


OAK GROVE
ASSEMBLY OF GOD
Pastor: James Wley
A place to celebrate, serve, evangelize, and equip disciples for the
increase of God's kingdom.
Sunday Worship Service: 10:45
Sunday School: 9:45 am
613 Madison Street Port St.Joe, FL
850-227-1837


B T "A Reformed Voice
f.t, 1in the Community"
1I I Ck. r 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.
Thursday Firehouse Fellowship..................... :00 p.m.
801 20th Street Port St. Joe 229-6707
Hlme of Faith Christian School


zip ration Point


The Hug
kind of startled me.
ing the park as part of my vacation experience.
round, I saw a dad pushing his daughter on a.
a grandma, daughter, and child laughed play-
s.
Cody, alone, shooting hoops. I headed over
'You play basketball pretty good," I said. "Hey,
watching me," he responded.
Sa game of H.O.R.S.E. as we engaged in we're-
versation: "How old are you? Where do you
)dy looked up at me, "Do you drink?" What an
connected question I thought.
d because a stranger was talking to her son,
marched over from the log cabin across the
.s sizing me up. I tried to alleviate her concerns
I was a Christian, active in mentoring youth.
found out she was Cody's foster mom.
ed, unannounced without warning, as I focused
Cody's mom. He hugged me around my stom-
;fly pressed his head against my body. He said,
instinctively responded, "I like you too."
e says: "Children are a gift from God, they are
1,"
ad to explain to me why he hugged me; no one
n to me why he asked if I drank. Now it adds

are a gift from God ...
ard for me to add up is the climbing statistics
f a million children in the U.S. live in foster

are a gift ...
to leave," I told Cody. "No, don't leave," he
is hard. "Children are ..."
Rick Leland


Obit


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Mrs. Sybil Laurimore Butler, age 88, of Panama City, for-
merly of Port St. Joe, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday,
Sept. 12, 2007 at a local health care facility. Sybil was a.
devoted wife, loving mother and grandmother and had cared'
for those in need without hesitation. She greatly enjoyed
her Family Church Fellowship, sewing and never met anyone
without becoming their friend or caregiver. Mrs. Laurimore
Butler was preceded in death by her 1st husband, James"
Laurimore 55 yrs, 2nd husband, Woodrow Butler 14 yrs and
son James Edward Laurimore. She is survived by 2 sons,
Ronald Laurimore and Andrew Laurimore; 2 daughters,
Sara Saez and Susan Haynes; 13 grandchildren, 15 great-
grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews and many people
who were adopted by her. Funeral Services for Mrs. Butler
will be held on Friday, Sept. 14, 2007 at ll:00am at the"
First Assembly of God Church, 1701 N. East Ave, Panama,
City with Pastor Phil Edwards officiating. The family will.
receive friends at the church one hour prior (10-11am) to:
.the service. Interment will follow at Holly Hills Cemetery, Port,
St. Joe, Fla., at 3:00pm. Expressions of sympathy may be
viewed or submitted at Kent Forest Lawn, 2403 Harrison,
Ave, Panama City, FL 763-4694.

The Catholic Church
of Gulf County
St. Joseph Parish
20A h Monument Ave. Port St. Joe 227-1417
All Mass Times EDT
Saturday 4:00 pm
Sunday 9:30 am
Monday, Thursday, Friday 9:30 am
Wednesday 5:30 pm
En Espanol: 8:00 am
(Last Sunday of the month)
St. Lawrence Mission
788 N Hwy 71
Wewahitchka, FL
Sunday Mass 11:00 am (CDT)


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S ST. JAMES'

EPISCOPAL CHURCH

800 22nd STREET, PORT ST. JOE
8:00 and 11:00 a.m. (EST) Sunday School 9:45
Child Care Provided for at 11:00
www.stjamesepiscopalchurch.org 850-227-1845

"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 10:00 a.m. CT
Sunday Worship 11:00 a.m. CT
Wednesday Bible Study 6:00 p.m. CT


Temple B'nai Israel Announces Final bil Le

Jewish High Holy Day Services Sybil Lauimore Butler


Serving Gulf County and surrounding areas for 69 years


The Star, Port St. Joe, FL Established 1937


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CHURCH NEWS


COMFORTER FUNERAL
HOME
W. P. "Rocky" Comforter
L.F.D.
(850) 227-1818


Rish, Gibson, Scholz &
Groom, P.A.
William J. Rish, Thomas S. Gibson, Russell Schol,
Paul W Groom I
(850) 229-8211


COSTIN & COSTIN
LAW OFFICES
Charles A. Costin
Personal injury Real Estate
Workers' Compensation
(850) 227-1159


SOUTHERLAND FAMILY

FUNERAL HOME
50710th Street Port St. Joe
(850) 229-8111


Jlwoe bwmine~ w jiwite yau taL ioit the cbwuch c af pwu t'uice tfimaweek


A Call For Unction


A re we living the
Ascension Life?
God has called us to
a place that many never fully
follow and will never be able
to work the works that He
desires. We live too earthly
minded and walk only in that
that we can see. However, if
we are to be spiritual, that
is walk in the spirit, then we
must move to higher ground.
First thing is that Living
the Ascension life requires
us to first come to the under-
standing that this body in
which I exist is not mine
but God's. 1 Corinthians
6:19, What? know ye not
that your body is the
temple of the Holy Ghost
which is in you, which
ye have of God, and ye
are not your own?
Next, we must come to
understand that we do not
belong to an earthly order


but to a spiritual. If we have
placed ourselves in the hands
of God, then our minds and
bodies belong to Him and
we will be in the position of
ascending. To descend is
to be conformed to this
world but to ascend is to
be transformed.
If we are in this trans-
forming condition by the
power of the spirit, as God
gives us revelation it will
lift us to a blessed fellow-
ship with God, of Power with
God. Moreover, in this place
of power with God we have
power over everything else
that is of earth. However, we
must first have Power with
God! We must also under-
stand that we are citizens of
heaven and only sojourners
here. Even our conversa-
tion should be of a heavenly
nature. Philippians 3:20,
For our conversation is


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Win'/W- &od

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do.

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who hol it, thowWhA.

gzat's w h. f,/e taoiay to lioe'u,. 9t, and let the
world Iollwithjlow-.

. -iJilly ^onson


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Sunday School. ........
Morning Worship.......


. .. 9:45 a.m.
. .. ..11:00 a.m.


in heaven; from whence
also we look for the
Saviour, the Lord Jesus
Christ. We must continue
our journey here in prepar-
ing to leave to go there. But
while we are here, we groan
to be loosed from everything
that binds us to the natural.
What holds me from
the Ascended position?
Association will hold me to
the things of this world! We
must have no earthly associa-
tion that has a greater influ-
ence over me than God and
His will.
It is natural to have and
hold to earthly association.
The human nature clearly
accepts the tangible. The
things that we can see, touch,
taste, hear and smell. These
very things draw our focus
from the spiritual or God. In
turn, it keeps me bound to
what is natural and from the
supernatural. Philippians
3:10, That I may know
him, and the power of
his resurrection, and the
fellowship of his suffer-
ings, being made con-
formable unto his death.
What does it mean to
be "conformable unto his
death"? It is the place of
yielding unconditionally to
God and all He has said
even if we cannot see it. 2
Corinthians 5:4, For we
that are in this taber-
nacle do groan, being
burdened: not for that
we would be unclothed,
but clothed upon, that


Wednesday Night ....


. .. 7:00 p.m.


Pastor Howard Riley
Welcomes Everyone



Fa life (huh
"Touching Lives with the Love of Jesus"
Join us in worship ... Port St. Joe
y M n Apolochicol Pnoma City
10:30 Sunday Morning Hwy. 98
7:00 Wednesday Evening <
Pastors Andrew
& 5 Reid Ave.
Cathy Rutherford I yifa rchh
Rhema Bible Training Center graduates
Visit our website at: familylifechurch.net y Wewahitchka
323 Reid Avenue Port St. Joe 229-LIFE (5L33)


"Our Church can be your home"

first Church of the 9azarene
2420 Long Avenue Tort St. Joe, florida 32456
(850) 229-9596
uGic u n thi Lord the glory due His name, worship the Lord in :hc tiOUtry j nt10n, j1,.
Psalm 29:2


Sunday School 10 a.m.
Sunday Morning Worship ...... ....... 11 a.m.


Sunday Evening Worship ....................6 p.m.
Wednesday Evening Service .............. 7 p.m.


mortality might be swal-
lowed up of life. In other
words, our mortal life and
its thinking are swallowed up
in Him.
Look at Mortality for
just a minute. Mortality is
necessary but at the same
time is our hindrance. But
it can be swallowed up by
becoming the new creature
that God desires each of
us to be. That is, to lay
aside the old tendencies to
man's fallen nature and being
clothed with the Power from
on High (Luke 24:49).
2 Corinthians 4:10,
Always bearing about in
the body the dying of
the Lord Jesus, that the
life also of Jesus might
be made manifest in our
body. Look for one moment
in closing at "dying of the
Lord Jesus". What does it
mean? Simply put dying to
human desires and pleasure
that calls our attention to
miss the supernatural place
of the Ascension Life.
Let us draw closer to
Him and find that what He
has to offer is better than
what the world has to offer:
Some quotes and com-
mentary used are from
Smith Wigglesworth.
God bless and have a
great week.
In His Service
Pastor Tim
LightHouse Pentecostal
Ministries


FIRST UNITED
METHODIST CHURCH
Constitution andMonument Port St. Joe
(850) 227-1724


Contemporary Service 9:00 a.m.
Sunday School: 10:00 a.m.

Morning Worship: 11:00 a.m.
Methodist Youth Fellowship: 600p.m.
Evening Worship: 7:30p.m.
n All Times are EST


Rev. Mac Fulcher
PASTOR
JeffWhitty
Assistant Pastor/Music
Deborah Loyless
Director of Children Ministries


church of Christ
at the Beaches
Esqtabltshed 33 AD in Jerusalem


Wie mQest at 314 Firehounse Roa<
Overstreet 850.647.1622
SunMday mBibe Study OOa'100nm SWr
Sunday Worohip tI oo00mm EST
Wdm.u..sday Bible Studmy 7 fs0p E~
~We are ab out ou.r Fae.rs burin6e .as


SThe friendly place to worship!


First Baptist Church
MEXICO BEACH
Located at 823 N. 15th St., Mexico Beach
Corner of 15th B 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



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 raste 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


Second Annual



"Tail Gate Party"

First United Methodist Church of Port St. Joe just held
their Second Annual "Tail Gate Party" under the pines on
the church property. The weather was perfect, the food was
plentiful and the fellowship was great! There were universi-
ties represented from Florida to Nebraska. Fans were singing
fight songs and leading cheers to the bliss of some and the
anguish of others. The Florida Gators seemed to be the most
vocal and the Auburn fans were amazingly quiet. There was
also a time of prayer thanking God for the many colleges and
universities in our county and the churches role in establish-
ing and supporting so many of them. They also thanked God
for allowing us to live in a country where everyone has the
opportunity to further their education. We don't want to rest
until everybody across the globe has that same opportunity.
Rev. Mac Fulcher said, "I'm so glad that God made fellowship
such an important part in the life of the church. The early
church got together on a daily basis. It's good for us to just
spend time together!" Everybody said they had a great time
and are already looking forward to next year.


First Baptist Churc
. ,102 THIRD STREET PORT ST. JOE

-Brent Vickery, Pastor
Buddy Caswell, Minister of Music & Education


Sunday School ...............
Worship Service ..............
Disciple Training .............
Evening Worship .............
Wednesday Prayer Meeting .....
Mon-Fri: Devotion on 105.5 FM .


......... 9:45 am
S. 8:30 & 11:00 am
......... 6:00 pm
......... 7:00 pm
......... 6:00 pm
....... 7:49 am ET


St. Peter's Anglican Church
(Traditional Episcopal Service 1928 BCP)

Morning Prayer & Holy Communion
Sunday.................8:00 a.m.
The Rev. David Mans, Priest
Services being held at the Uriited Pentecostal Church
309 6th Street Port St Joe, FL
"'An Unchanging Faith In A Changing T'forld"


Jesus is Lord and He is waiting
FOR YOU AT:
igslanb vietw saptitt Cburcb
382 Ling Street Highland View
Port St. Joe, Florida 32456
(850)227-1306
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship 11:00 a.m.
Evening Service 7:00 p.m.
Mike Westbrook Discipleship Trairing 6:00 p.m.
Pastor Wednesday Prayer 7:00 p.m.





CHURCH OF CHRIST
MEETS


Singing:
Worship:


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


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


i First Presbyterian Church
of Port St. Joe
508 Sixteenth Street 227-1756
Reverend Reid Cameron
Worship Service 10:00 a.m.
Sunday School 11:00 a.m.


"Where Faith, Family &


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

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


Sunday Night ............... 6:00 p.m.


Worship with us at


Long Avenue Baptist Church


The Star, Port St. Joe, FL Thursday, September 20, 2007 5B


Established 19317 Serving Gulf County and surrounding areas for 69 years





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Our Science Class Really Rocks!


By Gabby Tuller
Our science class has
been studying cells-plant
and animal cells. Cells are
the smallest units of life.
They reproduce and are
found only in living things.
Learning these three impor-
tant parts of cell theory was
easy. Things got a little more


difficult when I was asked to
learn the names of cell organ-
elles and their functions. I
sat in class wondering how
in the world Mrs. April, my
teacher, was going to teach
these challenging words and
how on earth I was going to
learn them.
One day Mrs. April pulled
out six large clear plastic gar-


bage bags, scissors, a box
fan, and some clear tape.
My eyes grew larger and my
heart began to race. Then
the fun began as my class
cut the six garbage bags into
pieces and taped the bags
together creating a bubble.
This was going to be the cell
membrane. The box fan was
taped to the back of the bags
and the air filled the space
inside creating a large cell.
Our class went inside and it
was amazing! I felt like I was
really inside an animal cell.
The next day, we created cell


organelles from Ken-x build-
ing parts. We made the mito-
chondria (power plant), the
vacuole (storage area), the
nucleus (brain of the cell),
the ER (tubes that transport
water), the Golgi apparatus
(the toilet), the ribosome (pro-
tein houses), the lysosomes
(stomach of the cell), and the
cytoplasm (jelly-like fluid in
the cell). This was the best
day of school I have had yet!
Not only was it fun, but I also
made a one-hundred on my
first science test!


WHS Class of 1967

40-Year Class Reunion


The 1967 graduating
class of Wewahitchka High
School will hold their 40-year
class reunion on Saturday,
October 6, 2007, beginning
with a picnic at Lake Alice
Park (lunch is Dutch-treat)


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We made a special purchase on these

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starting at 11:00 a.m. At 6
p.m. a reunion party will be
held at Kentucky Landing.
Anyone (classmates or
friends of the 1967 graduat-
ing class) who would like to
attend either of these events,
please contact Dianne Lester
Semmes at 639-5345 (home)
or 227-6425 (cell) as soon as
possible.


from

"- Port St. Joe
"-~ elementary y School


We would like to welcome
the new teachers to Port St.
Joe Elementary School. They
are: Shelly Oliver-1st grade,
Judy Owens-lst grade, Sonya
Finlay-3rd grade, Sandy
Quinn-ESE Department, and
Lindsay Williams-Behavioral
Specialist. We wish them
the best of luck as they start
their new positions with our
school.
We are so thankful for
those of you who participated
in the "Are You Smarter Than
a Port St. Joe Elementary
School Dolphin" article
during our first week. We
had many responses and
the answers to our ques-
tion of "What is a anagram"
are: Semolina: A Smile
One, Monasteries: A Mister
Nose, Year Two Thousand: A
Yawned Hoot Rust, A Tennis
Pro: Thinnest Rope, and
Looted: Tooled. The winning
entry was from Mrs. Linda
Wood.
Thanks again for your
many responses and this
week question is:
What are these anagrams:
restaurant, HMS Pinafore,
the Morse Code, Valentine
poem.
Please send your
responses to: We appreciate
the interaction with our com-
munity.
Our Norris D. Langston
Youth Scholarship, 21st
Century School After-School
Program will begin September
17, 2007. You must be reg-
istered by that date to come
on the first day. Please note
that many of you have been
contacted by mail and you
need to register. Others may
contact Jo Clements at 227-
1221 to register. Please take
advantage of this program
that is offered free of charge
to improve your skills need-
ed to do your very best at
school. This program is in
its 4th year and we look for-
ward to another great one.
Please make sure you regis-
ter early. There are 50 slots


available. See you there!!
This week our 3rd grade
students participated in our
first "Character Education
word of the month". They met
with our guidance counselor;
DeEtta Smallwood and she
instructed them about what
it takes to be a DAZZLING
DOLPHIN. We anticipate this
meeting will develop great
students with good character.
Thank you Mrs. Smallwood..
Our Library is undergo-
ing some changes and it has
used books for sale. If you
are interested in purchas-
ing some used books please
contact Mrs. Karen Minger..
She will be glad to set up
a time for you to come and
purchase them.
Our Reading Specialist
prepared the sight word
booklets for each student:
Parents please remember to
practice those words at home
with your child. They will be
expected to know the sight
words that are assigned to
each grade level. If you need
another booklet please feel
free to contact Mrs. Donna
Thompson.
The student body began
our fundraiser "Sally Foster"
this week. If you are contact-
ed please help by purchasing
something. This is the only
fundraiser we have all year.
Thank you in advance for
helping our school.
Wow!!! What a spec-
tacular Open House we had
on September 6th, 2007,
We were glad that so many
parents came out for this
event. This is an indication
of the intent of our parents
to be involved in the events
of our school. Thank you
parents for coming and we
look forward to a great year
together.
Important Dates:
September 17th-After
School Program begins
September 19th-Prog-
ress Reports Issued
September 26th-1/2 day
for students


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By Matthew Wright


Friday night lights, home-
work, and tests. This could
only mean one thing: every-
one is settling in and school
is in full gear at Port St. Joe
High School!
Senior News: Seniors
your $80 deposit for invita-
tions is due on September
25th. Your $50 deposit for
the senior trip was due on
September 17th.
Junior News: Don't for-
get to pay your dues now!
Other Student News:
Progress reports will be
sent home on September
19th. Students will be hav-
ing a half day of school on
Wednesday, September 26th.
FCAT retakes are from the
24th through the 28th of
September.
The Norris D. Langston
Youth Foundation, 21st
Century Program will begin
providing an after school
tutoring program to help


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meet academic and social
needs of middle and high
school students. If you are
interested, please contact Mr.
Monette at the High School
or Ms. Griffin at the Middle
School. This program will
begin on October 1, 2007.
Attendance Policy: A
new attendance policy has
been adopted for children
in grades 6-12. Students


will have three (3) days to
turn in a note requesting
that an absence be excused.
After the fourth (4) unex-
cused absences, students will
receive a grade no higher than
a 59 for that grading period
in the course or courses in
which the unexcused absence
occurred. For clarification
on this policy please contact
your child's principal.
Club News: The Key
Club is accepting new mem-
bers now! Mr. Lamberson
encourages anyone interest-
ed to stop by the meetings in
his room on Wednesday dur-
ing lunch. Last week the Key
Club attended in the Coastal
Clean-up. It was a great suc-
cess!
Sports News: The var-
sity football team suffered
a 15-7 loss last Friday at
Blounstown. It was a good
game but we came up short.
On September 21st, the
football .team will travel to
Jay. September 20th, the
JV football team will host
the North Florida Christian
Eagles at 7 p.m. The vol-
leyball team's season is well
under way and on September
20th, they will be hosting the
Wewa Gators for a double
header at 5:30/6:30 p.m. On
September 25th, the PSJ vol-
leyball team will host West
Gadsen at 5:30 p.m. The
boys and girls golf team is


already having a great year
and hopefully will continue
their success on September
24th, when they host the
match at the SJBCC at 4:00
eastern.
To conclude the sports
news, Port St. Joe High
School would like to welcome
Coach McDonald. Coach
McDonald or Coach "Mac"
is currently teaching english,
reading, social studies, and
history. He is also the head
boys and girls soccer coach
and assistant baseball coach.
When asked what influenced
him to come to PSJHS he
responded, "I wanted to be
a part of a winning attitude
and help improve the school
in anyway I can." He went
on to say that the faculty and
staff encouraged him greatly
from the first day he arrived
and made him feel a part of
the school. Welcome Coach
McDonald!
That's it for the "Shark
Talk" this week. I hope you
all have a great week and year!
As you live your life and plan
your future, remember this
bible verse from Jeremiah
29:11, "For I know the plans
I have for you," declares the
Lord, "plans to prosper you
and not to harm you, plans
to give you a hope and a
future."


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What a handsome bunch
of young men and beauti-
ful group of young ladies!
Pictures were taken at Faith
Christian this past Wednesday,
September 12, and we can't
wait to get them back to see
all those lovely faces.
Christmas card sales
are over, and we have the
results of our hardworking
students. The top salesman
was Miss Jeannie's 3rd grader,
James Durham, who sold 66
items. Second place went to
Miss Kathie's 4"' grader Bailee
Fontaine with 58 items, and
the third places was captured
by Miss Debble's K-4 student,
Heaven Leigh Linton, who
sold 46 items. The fourth
grade average the most sold
per student, and the second
grade sold the most items per
class. We appreciate all who
worked to make this fund-
raiser successful. The mon-
ies raised from this campaign
help to alleviate the expense
to parents for tuition. Thanks
go to Mrs. Angie Chiles for
coordinating the sales. We
also thank the community for


your support.
The athletes of the week
for Sept 4-7 are K-3 Kristen
Bouington, K-4 Kendell
Seay, K-5 Caleb Schweikert,
1"~ Kharisma Langston, 2"'
Matthew Costin, 3rd Kaitlyn
Baker, and 4'" Taylor
Matincheck.
We really appreciate the
efforts of our new recess
teacher, Mrs. Janice Evans.
Miss Janice and her husband,
Mike, are originally from
South Carolina. They are both
graduated of the Nazarene
Bible College in Colorado
Springs, Colorado. They have
been Floridians for about 12
years and moved here from
Lake City, Florida. They
are currently pastors at the
Church of the Nazarene here
in Port St. Joe. Miss Janice
enjoys working with children
and the children enjoy her.
Her other affinities include
photography, oil painting, and
of course, her grandchildren.
She also enjoys watching our
beautiful sunsets with her
husband.


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Important Dates:
September 18, 2007
Pep Rally in Gym @ 2:15
September 18, 2007
Volleyball @ home 5:30pm
September 18, 2007
Football @ home 6:30 pm
September 19, 2007
Piogress reports
September 20, 2007
SGA Speeches, in Gym @
11:20
September 26, 2007
Early Dismissal @11:50
(Lunch served)
September 27, 2007
Volleyball @ Home 5:30 pm
September 28, 2007


School Pictures


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and are available for pick-
up. Please call 227-3211 to
make an appointment with
Miss Butts to get your stu-
dent's Pinnacle password.
When you come to the school
to pick up your student's
Pinnacle password, please
make sure you bring a pic-
ture I.D. with you. The pin-
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This online grade book
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tact teachers or wait for prog-
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about the opportunities avail-
able for volunteers. You can
help make a difference in the
life of a student here at Port
St. Joe Middle School by
donating your time.

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Announcing 2007-2008
Officers: President- Kristina
Furstenberg; Vice President-
Katie Lacour; Secretary-
Blaine Bush; Treasurer- Erin
Kennedy; Social Chairperson-
Lacey Strickland; Historian-
Autumn Merriel; 7th grade
Senators are: Witt Shoaf;
Jackie Collinsworth; and Jeni
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Port St. Joe Police Report


SOBRIETY CHECKPOINT
SEPTEMBER 1, 2007
On September 01,
2007, the Port St. Joe Police
Department hosted a sobri-
ety checkpoint on Highway
98 at Industrial Road.
The Gulf County Sheriff's
Department and Port St.
Joe Fire Department also
participated in this opera-
tion. The National Highway
Traffic Safety Administration
(NHTSA) has a nationwide
crackdown operation, "Drunk
Driving. Over the Limit. Under
Arrest." that began August
17th and will end September
3rd. According to NHTSA
projections, 17,602 people
died in alcohol-related traffic
crashes in 2006. More than
15,000 of those deaths were
crashes involving a blood
alcohol concentration (BAC)
level of .08 or above, which
is illegal per se in every state.
Overall, (NHTSA) estimates
that 41 percent of all traffic
deaths in 2006 involved alco-
hol. Evaluations of previous
crackdowns have shown the
enforcement activities that
are most effective in reduc-
ing impaired driving include
sobriety checkpoints, satura-
tion patrols and media expo-
sure.
The combined efforts of
all officers involved in the
sobriety checkpoint opera-
tion September 03, 2007
on Highway 98 at Industrial
Road resulted in two arrests
for driving under the influ-
ence, two drug arrests, one
arrest for no driver license,
one arrest for driving with a
suspended license and two
open container violations
along with other traffic viola-
tions. Officers checked 863
vehicles in approximately a
four-hour period. The Port
St. Joe Police Department
extends thanks to all agen-
cies involved with this opera-
tion as well as the public
for their encouragement and
support of these important
operations targeted -at mak-
ing our roadways safer for
families in all our commu-


nities especially during this
Labor Day holiday. Our over-
all goal is keeping families
from being impacted by a
crash involving an impaired
driver.
ARRESTS
On August 31, at approx-
imately 12:09 PM. Carrie K.
Strain, age 21, of Port St. Joe,
was arrested by Sgt. Chris
Teeter for disorderly intoxi-
cation. Strain was transport-
ed to the Gulf County Jail to
await first appearance.
On September 3, at
approximately 1:34 PM.
Johnny A. Williams, Sr., was
arrested by Sgt. Chris Teeter
for Aggravated battery and
driving with a suspended
license. Williams was trans-
ported to the Gulf County
Jail to await first appear-
ance.
On September 4, at
approximately 1:53 A.M.
Clayton E. Harris, age 50, of
Pinson, Alabama was arrested
by Officer Andrew Gazapian
for aggravated battery. Harris
was arrested without further
incident and transported to
the Gulf County Jail.
On September 5, at
approximately 5:11 PM.
Joshua E. Adkison, age 26,
of Wewahitchka, was arrest-
ed by Officer Larry Dickey
for violation of court ordered
probation. Adkison is cur-
rently serving probation for a
prior charge of Grand Theft.
Adkison was transported to
the Gulf County Jail.
On September 5, at
approximately 4:53 PM.
Clint D. Walker, age 44, of
Wewahitchka, was arrested
by Officer Larry Dickey on
an active warrant regarding a
burglary and grand theft that
occurred in Jackson County,
Florida. Walker was trans-
ported to the Gulf County
Jail to await first appear-
ance.
On September 7, at
approximately 1:25 RM.
Christy L. Ash, age 30, of
.Port St. Joe, was arrested by
Officer Larry Dickey on an
active warrant for the sell of


crack cocaine. Ash was trans-
ported to the Gulf County Jail
to await first appearance.
On September 7, at
approximately 12:57 PM.
Sciandra E. Jones, age 21,
of Port St. Joe, was arrested
by Officer Andrew Gazapian
for possession of marijua-
na less than twenty grams.
Jones was transported to the
Gulf County Jail to await first
appearance.
On September 9, at
approximately 3:00 RM.
Terry K. Strain, age 40 of
Port St. Joe, was arrested
by Sgt. Chris Teeter for dis-
orderly intoxication and bat-
tery. Strain was transported
to the Gulf County Jail to
await first appearance.
On September 9, 2007,
at approximately 3:00 PM.
Carrie K. Strain, age 21, of
Port St. Joe, was arrested
by Officer Larry Dickey for
disorderly intoxication and
violation of pre-trial agree-
ment. Strain was transported
to the Gulf County Jail.
On September 10, 2007,
at approximately 8:16 A.M.
Earnest C. Myers, Jr., age 30,
of Wewahitchka, Florida was
arrested on an active warrant
for violation of probation.
Myers is currently serving
probation for possession of
a controlled substance with
the intent to sell (cocaine),
possession of a controlled
substance with the intent
to sell (cannabis) and sale
of delivery of a controlled
substance (cocaine). Myers
was transported to the Gulf
County Jail.
On September 14, 2007,
at approximately 8:12 A.M.
Marco Antonio Posadas
Perez, age 26, ofApalachicola,
Florida was arrested by
Chief Russell Burch for driv-
ing with a cancelled license.
Perez was stopped for speed-
ing on Garrison Avenue and
was found to be driving with
a cancelled license. Perez
was transported to the Gulf
County Jail.


The Gulf County Sheriff's
Office will be conducting
vehicle safety checkpoints
and DUI check points dur-
ing the months of September
and October 2007. The
check points will be held
throughout the county to
include Highway 98 near St.
Joe Beach, Highway 98 and
Garrison Ave, C-30 Simmons
Bayou, Highway 71 North of
White City, Highway 22 and
Highway 22A, Highway 71
and Westarm Creek, Highway
71 Dalkieth Area and Highway
71 near the Calhoun County
Line.
On 09/08 Brian Keith
Bizek, 22, was arrested for
criminal mischief, it is alleged
that he did over $1,000 in
damage to a person truck.
On 09/08 John Stuart
Summers, 47, was arrested
for failure to appear on ball,

State Attorney

Announces Conviction

State Attorney Steve
Meadows announces the
conviction, in Gulf County
Circuit Court, of Tyson D.
Pittman, on a charge of Sale
of Cocaine.
The four female, two
male jury deliberated about
one hour before finding that
Pittman, BM, DOB: 9-9-
1979, of Port St. Joe, sold
cocaine to an undercover
operative of the Gulf County
Sheriff's Office on December
10, 2004.
Sentencing is set for
October 18, 2007. Pittman
faces a possible sentence of
15 years in prison.
Call Joe Grammer, 850-
527-7850, with any ques-
tions.

STOLEN

Golf Cart-Electric- from
Canal Street
Green with Chrome
Diamond Plating
Please return--children,
grand and great-grandchil-
dren devastated.
Call (850) 209-7857 or
(850) 544-4665 or the Gulf
County Sheriff Department


Absconders
Last-- Known Address: Parker Farm Hair Color: Gray or partially gray
Campground Eye Color: Green
DC Number: 727837 Height: 5' 7"
Name: McCorvey, Mark Weight: 180 Ibs
Race: White Birth Date: 11-07-1962
Sex: Male Aliases: John Dennis Holden, John Holden'
Hair Color: Blonde or Strawberry Last Known Address: 515 North Hwy 71
Eye Color: Blue Wewahitchka, FL 32465
Height: 5' 6" Wanted for: Violation of probation-driving
Weight: 168 Ibs while license suspended or revoked
Birth Date: 3-09-1962


DC Number: Q19817
Name: Pizinger, Brenden
Race: White
Sex: Male
Hair Color: Blonde or Strawberry
Eye Color: Brown
Height: 5' 7"
Weight: 170 Ibs
Birth Date: 5-29-1956
DC Number: Q17598
Name: Green, Gerald
Race: White
Sex: Male
Hair Color: Gray or partially gray
Eye Color: Hazel
Height: 5' 9"
Weight: 220 Ibs
Birth Date: 12-31-1953
Aliases: Dean Green, Gerald Dean Green
Last Known Address: Value Lodge 4810
West US Highway 98 Panama City, FL
32401
Wanted for: Violation of Probation-
Sale/Manufacture/Delivery .of
Methamphetamine


DC Number: 359718
Name: Holden, John Dennis
Race: White
Sex: Male


DC Number: Q17593
Name: William Vordenbaum
Race: White
Sex: Male
Hair Color: Red or Auburn
Eye Color: Green
Height: 5'9"
Weight: 148 Ibs
Birth Date: 9-29-1969
Aliases: William T. Vordenbaum
Last Known Address: 255 Lee Road 829
Opellka, AL
Wanted for: Violation of Probation-Driving
while license suspended or revoked and
possession of marijuana (less than 20
grams)
DC Number: Q14181
Name: Jim Sims
Race: Black
Sex: Male
Hair Color: Black
Eye Color: Brown
Height: 6' 4"
Weight: 240 Ibs
Birth Date: 4-21-1967
Aliases: Slim
Last Known Address: 2638 Crestdale Circle
Atlanta, GA 30316
Wanted for: Violation of Probation-
Possession of marijuana more than 20
grams


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TEACHERS NEEDED


FULL OR PART TIME



S North Florida Child Development, Inc.

is seeking full or part-time teachers for

its Gulf County programs. Teachers are

I responsible for daily classroom programs
and for instructing children, between

the ages of 0-5, in activities designed to

promote social, physical, and intellectual

growth that is needed to prepare for
school. Must be at least 18 years of age.

NFCD, Inc. offers an attractive benefits

package as well as a competitive salary.


Qualified applicants are encouraged to

pick up an application at the North Gulf
County Early Childhood Center at 130

East Rix\er Road In Wewahitchka or at

the South Gulf County Early Childhood

: Center at 153 Redfish Street Port St. Joe.




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the original charge was pos-
session of drug parapher-
nalia.
On 09/09 William Shane
Whitfield, 20, was arrested
on four warrants for failure
to appear, the original charge
was worthless checks.
On 09/09 Justan Andrew
Demand, 20, and Ryan Scott
Binnicker, 19, were in a
vehicle that was stopped for
a traffic violation. Demand
was arrested for possession
of drug paraphenilia and
Binnicker was arrested for
possession of alcohol under
21.
On 09/10 Kevon Minnique
Gibson, 37, was arrested for
retail theft and fleeing and
attempting to elude.
09/10 John J. Sauers,
41, was arrested on a war-
rant for failure to appear on
bail, the original charge was


worthless checks.
On 09/10 Stefan Levon
Sims, 44, was arrested on
a violation of conditional
release form the Department
Of Corrections warrant.
On 09/10 William Lee
Kelly IV, 23, was arrest for
DWLSR.
On 09/11 Sean Stephen
Chehardy, Sr., 42, was
arrested for failure to appear
on warrants of DWLSR and
violation of probation.
On 09/12 David G
Gibson, Jr., 50, was arrested
on a warrant for failure to
appear on a charge of disor-
derly conduct.
On 09/13 James Keith
Seaman, 24, was arrested on
warrants for failure to appear
times seven, for worthless
checks.













Established 1937 Serving Gulf County and surrounding areas for 69 years


Bay St. Joseph Care and Rehabilitation Center is


Proud to Announce their Nurse and CNA of the Year


Theresa Croft, LPN,
who transferred here from
a sister facility in Live Oak,
Florida, lives in Wewahitchka


with her husband, has been
a Licensed Practical Nurse
for 11 years and has been a
dedicated employee with Bay


St; Joseph Care Center for 8
years. Theresa has worked
as a change nurse for 5 years
and a wound care nurse for


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6 years, which she has been
recognized by the state for
her exemplary successes and
positive outcomes in wound
care. Theresa is a very spiri-
tual and servant leader here
in our facility and has been
recently-promoted to Unit
Manager.
Frances Moore, CNA
lives in Eastpoint with her
husband, has been a cer-
tified Nursing Assistant for
11 years, and has been a
dedicated employee with our
facility for 4 years. Frances
has been recognized by her
peers as being a very caring,
knowledgable, and respected
mentor in her field.
On behalf of all the staff
and residents here at Bay
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would like to congratulate
and say thanks for all your
hard work, patience, and
dedication!


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The West Nile Virus


By Roy Lee Carter
County Extension
Director

What is West Nile Virus
and how does it affect human
and horses? West Nile (WN)
virus is carried by mosquitoes
and if transmitted to humans.
It can cause sever encephali-
tis. It is closely related to
St. Louise Encephalitis (SLE)
virus, which is sometimes
a problem in Florida. West
Nile Virus was first isolat-
ed in 1937, from a woman
in the West Nile Province of
Uganda in Central Africa,
and Romania. West Nile
Virus was first documented
in the United States in New
York City (NYC) during an
epidemic in August 1999.
Most humans who are
infected with the WN Virus
do not develop illness.
Approximately 20 percent of
the people who are infected
exhibit fever, headache, body
aches, swollen lymph glands
and a skin rash that may be
defined as West Nile Fever.
More severe infections
include headaches, high fever,
neck stiffness, disorientation,
coma, convulsions, muscle
weakness and paralysis.
This severe form of the infec-
tion is defined as West Nile
Virus Encephalitis. About 1
out of every 150 infections
will result in encephalitis.
Symptoms of WN fever typi-


cally last a few days while
the sever disease may last
several weeks to months with
some permanent neurologi-
cal effects.
Horses infected with
West Nile Virus can exhib-
it signs of Ataxia (the most
common sign) which more
often affects the rear limbs,
causing stumbling, stagger-
ing, wobbly gait and incoor-
dination. Other signs include
teeth grinding, muscle fas-
ciculation, going down with
difficulty and inability to rise,
facial paralysis or twitching
and blindness. Treatment
of infected horses if often
based on clinical signs and
reducing the severity of the
disease. Fluid and nutrient
supportive therapy may be
required.
According to USDA-
APHIS Veterinary Service,
horses that are infected with
WN Virus are not required
to be euthanized. Horses
are incidental hosts and it
is unlikely that mosquitoes
feeding on infected horses
could ingest enough of the
virus to transmit it to other
animals. Horses are eutha-
nized only when they are suf-
fering from severe enceph-
alitis from which they will
not be able to recover. Also
because horses are dead-
end hosts, quarantines are
unnecessary.
The most important


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mode of transmission of
the WN Virus to human
and horses is from the bite
of an infected mosquito.
Mosquitoes obtain the virus
from feeding on infected mos-
quito. Mosquitoes obtain
the virus from feeding on
infected birds. The virus is
then passed to humans when
an infected female mosquito
take a second blood meal
from a human instead of a
bird. As they are feeding on
human blood, they release
salvia that contains the virus.
The salvia then enters the
human bloodstream carrying
the virus with it.
Personal protection
against biting arthropods,
particularly when they are
infected with dangerous
pathogens remains one of the
most important ways to avoid
disease. Avoid mosquitoes
make sure screens are in
good repair to prevent mos-
quitoes from entering homes.
If you must enter areas where
there is a threat of encoun-
tering infected mosquitoes,
wear protective clothing.
Finally use a personal
insect repellent that provides
a reasonable complete pro-
tection time (CPT) The CPT
is the total time following
repellent application that the
treated individual will remain
bite free. For example, under
normal conditions that CPT
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ently the most effective insect
repellent) is approximately
2 hours. The CPT for a 24
percent Deet formulation is
more that 4 hours. For more
information on repellents,
refer to the University of
Florida/IFAS Fact Sheet Eny-
633 Avoiding and Repelling
Mosquitoes and Other Biting
Arthropods."
Florida Agriculture
Commissioner Charles H.
Bronson urges all equine
owners to have their horses
vaccinated against WN and
to be vigilant about receiv-
ing booster shoots at regular
intervals. For more informa-
tion on this vaccine, con-
tact your Veterinarian, local
Cooperative Extension Service
or the Florida Department of
Agriculture and Consumer
Service Hotline (850) 410-
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have peace of mind about
their long-term financial
security. Now is the time to
encourage 2008 candidates
to give all generations of
Americans the tools needed
to ensure financial securi-
ty. Join the Divided We Fail
initiative by visiting http:/
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more.


TRANSPORTATION PLANNING MEETINGS
(THE PUBLIC IS INVITED)

Bay County Transportation Planning Organization (TPO)
Wednesday September 26, 2007 at 3:30 p.m.
Panama City City Hall Commission Chambers

The agenda will include the following topics:
1. Approval to Adopt the FY2009-2013 Bay County TPO Project Priorities Public Hearing
2. Approval to Adopt a Public Participation Process Manual Public Hearing
3. Approval to Request to USEPA to Delay Adoption of a More Stringent Ozone Standard
4. Approval to Adopt 2007 Congestion Management Process (CMP) Plan
5. Approval to Amend the Bay County Transportation Development Plan (TDP)
6. Review of Bay Town Trolley Stops, Benches, and Shelters
7. Approval of Shelter Endorsement Contract: Acceptance and Agreement
8. Public Forum. This is an opportunity for the public to address the TPO regarding transportation
issues.

The TPO's Advisory Committees will meet as shown below on Wednesday, September 26, 2007 in the
Panama City City Hall:
Technical Coordinating Committee (TCC) 10:30 a.m.
Bicycle Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BPAC) 12:00 p.m.
Citizens' Advisory Committee (CAC)- 1:30 p.m.

Agendas are available on the TPO's website at www.wfrpc.org/bctpo. Direct questions or comments tc
Ms. Sharon Burnett at 850-392-1104, or sharon.bumett@wfrpc.org.

The TPO will make reasonable accommodations for access to the meetings in accordance with the
Americans with DisabilitiesAct andfor language requirements other than English. Please notify Ms. Elli
Roberts of access or language requirements at 1-800-226-8914, ext 218, at least 48 hours in advance.






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Boyd Honored by


Blue Dog Coalition for


Leadership in Restoring


Fiscal Responsibility to


Government


Florida Congressman
Enhances National Security
through Responsible Fiscal
Policies

Members of the fiscal-
ly conservative Democratic
Blue Dog Coalition honored
Florida Congressman Allen
Boyd for his leadership in
restoring fiscal account-
ability to government and
enhancing the national secu-
rity of the United States.
As Blue Dog Co-Chair for
Administration and a member
of the House Appropriations
Subcommittee on Defense,
Congressman Boyd has
made significant strides in
restoring the fiscal stabil-
ity and national security of
the United States by imple-
menting common-sense poli-
cies such as pay-as-you-go
(PAYGO) budgeting.
"As a leader of the Blue
Dog Coalition, Representative
Boyd has played a major
role in securing our national
defense and putting our coun-
try back on track to economic
stability after years of reckless
fiscal practices by President
Bush ard the Republican
majority in Congress," said
Congressman Mike Ross
(D-AR), Blue Dog Co-Chair
for Communications. "With
the Blue Dogs squarely
behind him, Representative
Boyd will undoubtedly con-
tinue to make great strides
in restoring the fiscal health
of the United States."
"The Blue Dogs unite
around the sustainable
health of the federal budget,
and we work every day to
encourage our colleagues on
both sides of the aisle to
work alongside us toward
that end," said Congressman
Boyd. "In the 110"' Congress,
the Blue Dogs have success-
fully advanced PAYGO rules
and passed a balanced bud-


get that provides for a robust
national defense. I look for-
ward to continue promoting
policies that improve our
fiscal health, strengthen our
national defense, and pro-
vide practical and respon-
sible solutions to the chal-
lenges facing North Florida
and our country."
Under the leadership of
Congressman Boyd and the
Blue Dog Coalition, the House
rules package for the 110"'
Congress includes key prin-
ciples of the Coalition's plan
to restore fiscal responsibility
and accountability to the fed-
eral government. Specifically,
the package requires pay-
as-you-go budget discipline,
known as "PAYGO," with no
new deficit spending. Early
in the year, the Blue Dog
Coalition also introduced
H.Res.97, "Providing for
Operation Iraqi Freedom Cost
Accountability," a measure
which is aimed at restoring
fiscal accountability to the
funding of the war in Iraq.
Key provisions of H.Res.97
were recently included in the
Fiscal Year 2008 National
Defense Authorization bill.
The fiscally conserva-
tive Democratic Blue Dog
Coalition wasformed in 1995
with-the goal of representing
the center of the House of
Representatives and appeal-
ing to the mainstream val-
ues of the American public.
The Blue Dogs are dedicated
to a core set of beliefs that
transcend partisan politics,
including a deep commit-
ment to the financial stabil-
ity and national security of
the United States. Currently
there are 47 members of the
Blue Dog Coalition.
Congressman Boyd is
currently featured on the
Blue Dog Coalition website,
located at http://www.house.
gov/ross/BlueDogs/.


NOTICE TO RECEIVE SEALED BIDS
BID NO. 0607-41

The Gulf County Board of County Commissioners is seeking bids for the following:
WEEKEND PARK CLEAN-UP

Specifications can be obtained from the Clerk's Office at the Gulf County Courthouse, Room 148, 1000 Cecil
G. Costin, Sr., Blvd., Room 148, Port St. Joe, Florida, 32456, (850) 229-6112.
Please submit four (4) copies of your bid and indicate on the envelope YOUR COMPANY NAME, that this is a
SEALED BID and include the BID NUMBER.
Proposals must be turned in to the Gulf County Clerk's Office at 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr., Blvd, Room 148,
Port St. Joe, Florida, 32456, by 4:30 p.m., E.T., on Friday, October 5, 2007. Bids will be opened at this
location on Monday, October 8, 2007 at 10:00 a.m., E.T.
The Board reserves the right to reject any and all bids.
BILL WILLIAMS
CHAIRMAN
Publish: September 20 & 27 2007 Ad Number: 2007-103


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all three classes, for the 6-week program.


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A SPECIAL RECEPTION FOR YOU!
You are cordially invited to an informational reception.
Meet the well-qualified instructors and learn more about each course.
Wednesday, September 26th at 1:00 p.m., room A -101
Gulf/Franklin Center, Port St.Joe

Registration begins September 17th and deadline is October 3rd
Walk-in registration at the Gulf/Franklin Center:
Monday -Thursdays, 8:00 a.m.- 8:00 p.m. and Fridays,8:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.
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September:
* Annual September Music Thursdays, Sunset Park,


Do


alike, flock to Port St. Joe each year to compete in this
tournament. www.SunsetFishingEagle.com


Mexico Beach, 1-888-723-2546, mbcdc@mexicobeach. October:
com r Annual Wewahitchka Catfish Tournament & Festival,
* Annual C-Quarter's Marina King Fish Shoot Out, Wewahitchka, 850-639-2605
C-Quarter's Marina, 501 St. James Ave., Hwy. 98, Annual St. George Island Oyster Spat Festival, St.
Carrabelle, 850-697-8400 George Island, contact cwood@ccbflorida.com


* Annual Fall Mexico Beach "Beach Blast", Beacon Hill
Park, 1-888-723-2546, mbcdc@mexicobeach.com
* Sunset Fishing Fall Rodeo, popular fall fishing
tournament. Anglers, professionals and amateurs


* Annual Florida Panhandle Birding &Wildflower Festival,
St. Joseph Bay Buffer Preserve, CR30-A, 850-229-1797,
info@birdfestival.infd
* Annual Apalachicola Bay Chamber of Commerce Golf


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


Fall Festival Bay Saint Joseph Care St. Joseph Bay Buffer and Aquatic
& Rehabilitation Center Preserves Present St. Joseph Bay Day


220 9t Street Port St. Joe, Florida
September 22, 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.
In Honor of Corporal Jeremy (Matt) Cabaniss
Food, Drinks, Games, Arts & Crafts, Horse Back Riding,
,Dunking Booth, Moon Walk, White elephant Sale, and much
"more.
Exhibits from the Gulf County Health Department and
the Humane Society and more.
If you are interested in renting a booth, please contact
Nancy Dimitrijevich at 229-8244 ext. 116. All proceeds will
,go to Corporal Jeremy Cabaniss.
The Driftwood Inn will Host the Ninth
Annual Mexico Beach Art & Wine Festival
The Driftwood Inn will host the Ninth Annual Mexico
Beach Art & Wine Festival on Saturday, October 20th beach-
side on the veranda behind the Driftwood Inn. The Event
begins at 2 p.m. CT and will feature fine artists from all
,over the southeast. Last year's event boasted over thirty art-
ists displaying their work and vying for over $2,000 in prize
money. As was the case last year, artists pay no entry fee
this year, but are must donate one of their pieces for the live
,auction, which will ensue later in the evening.. Tickets for
the event will be on sale at the door for a donation of $10
per person. Attending guests will enjoy a superb art show,
1 ive entertainment, great food from local-restaurants and
an exciting live auction, which will feature beautiful fine art
as well as a number of special items donated by local mer-
.chants. Fine Wines will be on sale by the glass and bottle.
Beer, seafood, Soft Drinks and Water will also be available
for sale. While at the 9th Annual Mexico Beach Art & Wine
Festival, don't miss the opportunity to purchase your collec-
tor's wine glass, t-shirt and poster, designed by noted artist
Tom Wood. All net proceeds will go to the Special. Events of
Mexico Beach, Inc. to help fund other events in the area.
Guests can expect a fabulous October afternoon and
evening overlooking the fabulous Gulf of Mexico, while meet-
ing with friends and making new acquaintances. Come enjoy
great food and fine wine, beer or beverage of your choice as
'you take in the fine art (also for sale) beginning at 2:00 PM
CT.
All are invited to attend this fun filled afternoon and eve-
ning. Tickets can be obtained at the Mexico Beach CDC Office
and the Driftwood Inn. The 9th Annual Mexico Beach Art &
Wine Festival promises to be Mexico Beach's must exciting
event of the year. Don't miss it!
648-8196 Locally


-Low Country Boil, Musical Entertainment, Guided
Boat and Field Trips highlight the Incredible St. Joseph
Bay Aquatic and Buffer Preserve;-
St. Joseph Buffer and Aquatic Preserves-Come out,
explore, celebrate, and enjoy the beauty of our Preserves
on Saturday, October 6, 2007 at the Preserve Center on
Highway 30A in Gulf County. Activities include boat tours
of the Aquatic Preserve and wading/snorkeling trips to the
sea grass beds in the Bay, tours of the backcountry of the
Buffer Preserve, a hands-on "Reading the Woods" program
in the Preserve, Birding Trips to the Deal Tract of the Buffer
Preserve and Cape San Bias, a Low Country Boil, musi-
cal entertainment, and an after-dark astronomy program.
This is a great opportunity to experience the many facets of
these exceptional Preserves. All proceeds go to benefit the
Preserves.
For a complete schedule and to sign up for the field trips,
go to stjosephbaypreserves.org. See you there.

Just Read, Florida! Meet

Author Doug Alderson
On Saturday, September 22 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00
p.m. Eastern, meet author Doug Alderson at the Centennial
Building in Port St. Joe (just behind the Constitution
Convention Museum on Allen Memorial Way off Highway 98).
Doug is author of Waters Less Traveled: Exploring Florida's
Big Bend Coast, The Vision Keepers: Walking for Native
Americans, and The Ghost Orchid Ghost and Other Tales
from the Swamp. Doug will read from his works and present
a photo essay from Waters Less Traveled. Doug is a former
associate editor of Florida Wildlife magazine and currently
field director for the Florida Circumnavigational Saltwater
Paddling Trail, and serves as ceremonial leader at the White
Earth Muskogee Creek Tribal Town.

Just Read, Florida! Events at St.
Joseph Peninsula State Park
In celebration of literacy, every Saturday in September
will have story hour in the visitor center for K-3 from 10:00
a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Eastern.


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REVENUES:
Present Budget
Balance Brought Forward:Cash
TOTAL REVENUES:
EXPENDITURES:
Present Budget
County Courthouse:
Increase: Improvements to Bldgs
South Gulf ESU:
Increase: Equipment > $5,000
BOCC Special Projects:
Increase: Aid to Government
Parks & Recreation:
Increase: Impr Other than BIdgs
TOTAL EXPENDITURES:
Fine and Forfeiture Fund
REVENUES:
Present Budget
Transfer from General Fund
TOTAL REVENUES:
EXPENDITURES:
Present Budget
Detention and Corrections:
Increase:Salaries
Increase:FICA
Increase:M'care
Increase:Retirement
Increase:Operating Expense
TOTAL EXPENDITURES:
County Road and Bridge Fund
REVENUES:
Present Budget
Balance Brought Forward:Cash
TOTAL REVENUES:
EXPENDITURES:
Present Budget
Road Department:
Increase:Equipment > $5,000
TOTAL EXPENDITURES:
DRI/EAR FUND
REVENUES:
Present Budget
Balance Brought Forward:Cash
TOTAL REVENUES:
EXPENDITURES:
Present Budget
Ambulance and Rescue
Increase:Equipment > $5,000
TOTAL EXPENDITURES:


$19,413,793
760,306
$20,174,099

$19,413,793
$ 700,000
$ 43,376
$ 1,889
$ 15,041
$20,174,099


$ 3,297,122
$ 510,000
$ 3,807,122

$3,297,122
$ 371,091
$ 23,008
$ 5,381
$ 66,729
$ 43,791
$ 3,807,122



$ 1,519,315
$ 53,056
$ 1,572,371

$1,519,315
$ 53,056
$1,572,371


$ 819,841
$ 75,000
$ 894,841

$ 819,841
$ 75,000
$ 894,841


GULF CONSTRUCTION AND ACQUISITION FUND


REVENUES:
Present Budget
Balances Brought Forward:Cash
TOTAL REVENUES:
EXPENDITURES:
Present Budget
Gulf Construction
Increase:Road Materials
Increase:Aid to Gov Agency
TOTAL EXPENDITURES:


$ 742,591
$ 9,402,223
$10,144,814

$ 742,591
$ 7,146,587
$ 2,255,636
$10,144,814


TOURIST DEVELOPMENT FUND


REVENUES:
Present Budget
Balances Brought Forward:Cash
TOTAL REVENUES:
EXPENDITURES:
Present Budget
Tourist Development
Increase:Repair & Maintenance-Bldgs
TOTAL EXPENDITURES:


$ 867,589
$ 277,543
$1,145,132

$ 867,589
$ 277,543
$1,145,132


BY ORDER OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF
GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA.
REBECCA L. NORRIS, CLERK
Publish: September 20, 2007 Ad #2007-98


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EstablishedI 19327 Servinq Gulf County and surrounding areas for 69 years


Tournament, 850-653-9419, info@apalachicolabay.org
* Annual Mexico Beach Fall Festival of the Arts (Art &
Wine Festival), Driftwood Inn, Mexico Beach, 1-888-
723-2546, mbcdc@mexicobeach.com
* Annual "Ghost on the Coast," Port St. Joe, 850-227-
1223

November:
* Annual Florida Seafood Festival, Battery Park,
Apalachicola, www.floridaseafoodfestival.com
* Annual Apalachicola Jazz, Blues & Folk Festival, Dixie
Theatre, Apalachicola, 850-653-3200
* Annual Christmas Celebration, Apalachicola, 850-653-
9419

PUBLIC NOTICE
Notice is hereby given that the Gulf County Board of County Com-
missioners will hold a public hearing in the Commissioners' meet-
ing room in the Robert M. Moore Administration Building, Court-
house Annex in Port St. Joe, Florida on September 25, 2007 at 5:45
p.m., E.D.T. for the purpose of hearing from the public in regard to
the adoption of a Supplemental Budget for the fiscal year ending
September 30, 2007.
A summary of receipts and expenditures proposed to be adopted by
the Board of County Commissioners is hereby published as required
by Law.
After said public hearing, the Gulf County Board of County Com-
missioners will make whatever revisions it deems necessary and
shall thereupon adopt said budget.
SUPPLEMENTAL BUDGET
2006-2007
General Fund






12B Thursday, September 20, 2007 The Star, Port St. Joe, FL Established 1937 Serving Gulf County and surrounding areas for 69 years


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Bunko Night
The Tyndall Officers'
Spouses' Club is hosting
Bunko Night at the Officers'
Club at 6 p.m. Sept 18. If you
would like to attend, please
call 271-0299 or RSVP via
email to by Sept. 17.
Berg-Liles Dining Facility
Opens to Retirees
In honor of the 60th
birthday of the United States
Air Force, Headquarters
Air Education and Training
Command has authorized
all retirees and their family
members to dine at Air Force
dining facilities on Sept. 18.
For more information, please
contact Master Sgt. Brian
Denny at 283-2239.


SR30 (U.S. 98/ Tyndall
Parkway) Construction
Traffic flow along Hwy
98 between Tyndall Parkway
and the DuPont Bridge may
be affected by construction
during off-peak traffic hours
for the next few months.
Single lane closures along
stretches of Hwy. 98 may
delay traffic traveling to and
from Tyndall. During peak
traffic, from 6:30 to 9 a.m.,
both lanes heading east will
remain open and from 3 to 6
p.m. both lanes heading west
will remain open.
TynMan Triathlon/
Dualthlon
The Company Grade


Officer Council is hosting the
TynMan Tri/Dualthlon at 7
a.m. Oct. 20 on Tyndall AFB.
The event, which starts at
Eagle Drive in base housing,
includes a triathlon (600-me-
ter swim, 12-mile bike ride,
and a 5-kilometer run) and
a dualthlon event (1.5 mile
run, 12 mile bike ride, and a
5-km run.)
Individuals interested
in participating can regis-
ter at www.Active.com (key-
word TynMan) or by contact-
ing Kevin Lawracy at kevin.
lawracy@tyndall.af.mil or
Patrick Wilkinson at patrick.
wilkinson@tyndall.af.mil.
Trophies will be award-
ed to the top three finish-
ers in each category, includ-
ing overall male and female.
Additionally, there will be
events for family and par-
ticipants during and after the
race, which include a best


costume contest and trick-
or-treating in the athletes' vil-
lage. All proceeds benefit the
CGOC and Combined Federal
Campaign.
Speakers Available
Looking for a speaker for
your next community func-
tion? Tyndall has an active
speakers' bureau, which
provides local organizations
public speakers for commu-
nity events free of charge.
Topics of speeches can range
from general Air Force mis-
sion overviews to Tyndall-
specific topics. For more
information or to arrange for
a speaker, contact the 325th
Fighter Wing Public Affairs
Office at 283-4500.
Family Child Care
Providers Needed
The Family Child Care
office, needs individuals to
provide child care for stan-
dard daytime shifts, swing


and evening shifts and for
children with special needs.
If you are interested in pro-
viding child care, contact the
FCC office for new provider
orientation training dates.
There is a requirement to be
licensed in order to provide
childcare in base housing.
For more information, call
283-2266. The FCC is open
8 to 9 a.m. Monday, Tuesday,
Thursday and Friday, and
7:15 a.m. to 8:15 a.m.
Wednesday. Appointments
are available by calling 283-
2266. Air Force Aid offers
20 hours of free childcare
in FCC homes during your
first and last 60 days on base
during a permanent change
of station. For Tmore infor-
mation, call 283-4204. Air
Force Aid for Volunteers also
provides free childcare for
persons volunteering in on-
base agencies. Care is pro-
vided in FCC homes.
2007 Hurricane
Preparedness Briefs


The 325th Civil Engineer
Squadron readiness flightwill
hold hurricane preparedness
briefings for all base per-
sonnel and their dependants.
The briefs are scheduled for
Oct. 4 and Nov. 1 at the
Tyndall Enlisted Club at 2:30
p.m. Another set of briefings
is scheduled for Oct. 2 and
Nov. 6 at 9 a.m. in the 53rd
Weapons Evaluation Group
auditorium. Attendance is
highly encouraged. For ques-
tions or additional informa-
tion, please contact the 325th
CES readiness flight at 283-
2010.
Thrift Shop

The Thrift Shop hours of
operation for September are
from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Wednesday and Thursdays.
Donations can be dropped
off in a bin located outside
the Thrift Shop at any time.
For more information, call
the shop at 286-5888.
For the latest Tyndall
news and events; visit.


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Snakebite Season Still


Cause for Concern


Property 101: 1559 Coastal Highway, Panacea, FL
Property 102: 1555 Coastal Highway, Panacea, FL
Property 103: 10 Hidden Springs Drive, Panacea, FL
Property 104: 11 Quiet Cove Trail, Panacea, FL
Property 105: 7 Quiet Cove Trail, Panacea, FL
Property 106: 3 Quiet Cove Trail, Panacea, FL

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Labor Day may mark the
unofficial end of summer, but
snakebite season is still going
strong. In fact, approximately
20 percent of reported ven-
omous bites take place dur-
ing the months of September
and October. Although the
majority of snakebite inci-
dents occur in the southern
half of the U.S., every state
had at least one reported bite
last year.
Thanks in part to the
availability of antivenom,
widespread educational
efforts and heightened media
attention, only about a dozen
North American crotalid bites
result in death each year. An
estimated 8,000 people are
bitten annually, and the num-
ber of bites in any given sea-
son depends on a variety of
factors including geography,
rainfall and temperature.
"Some areas of the coun-
try have experienced higher
than average rain fall this
year, while others are expe-
riencing drought. Both situ-
ations can persuade snakes


to move into populated areas
in search of food or water,;"
said Erica L. Liebelt M.D..
associate professor of pedi-'
atrics and emergency medi-
cine director, medical toxicol-
ogy services UAB School of
Medicine.
"Unfortunately, we see
numerous cases of a snake
biting someone twice or bit-
ing two people because of
a botched effort to catch or
kill it after the first bite.
People often want to capture
the snake for identification
purposes, but we don't need
to see the snake to treat the
patient. And, we don't want
people bringing a snake into
an ambulance or a hospital,
even a dead one, especially
since snakes still have a bite
reflex for a short time after
death," said Liebelt. "The
important thing is to get the
victim to a hospital as quick-
ly and calmly as possible.
Infants, children and adults
should all be treated with
antivenom if they have a mild
to moderate envenomation."


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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.
Postings of all School Board regular
and special meetings and workshops can
be found at the district offices.
City of Port St. Joe
The Port St. Joe City Commission
conducts regular meetings twice a month,


on the first and third Tuesdays of the
month at 6 p.m. ET in the Commission
meeting room on the second floor of City
Hall on Cecil G. Costin Blvd. near Reid
Avenue.
Postings of all City Commission regu-
lar and special meetings and workshops
can be found at City Hall.
City of Wewahitchka
The Wewahitchka City Commission
conducts regular meetings twice a month,
on the second and fourth Mondays of each
month at 6 p.m. CT in the first floor meet-
ing room at City Hall.
Postings of all City Commission regu-
lar and special meetings and workshops
can be found at City Hall on Second
Street.


Gulf Coast Workforce


Board Meeting
The Gulf Coast Workforce Board will hold their monthly
executive and general board meeting on Tuesday, September
25, 2007 at 11:30 a.m. CT. The meeting is video-teleconfer-
enced between the Gulf Coast Community College Workforce
Center Board Room, 625 Highway 231, Panama City, Florida
and the Gulf/ Franklin Center Building A, Room 106, 3800
Garrison Avenue, Port St. Joe, Florida.


NOTICE OF

BUDGET HEARING

'The Gulf County Board of County Com-
.missioners has tentatively adopted a bud-
get for 2007-2008. A public hearing to
,make a FINAL DECISION on the budget
AND TAXES will be held on

Monday, September 24th, 2007
at 5:01 RM., E.T.
in the meeting room at the Robert M.
Moore Adm. Bldg.
Courthouse Complex
1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Boulevard
Port St. Joe, Florida 32456


Publication:September 20, 2007 Ad #2007-100


Budget Hearing
The Gulf County Board
of County Commissioners
will hold their second and
final public hearing regard-
ing the tentative budget
for fiscal year 2007-08 on
Monday, September 24, 2007
at 5:01 p.m., E.D.T. in their
meeting room in the Robert
M. Moore Administration
Building at the Gulf County
Courthouse Complex in Port
St. Joe, Florida. The public
is encouraged to attend.
BILL WILLIAMS
CHAIRMAN

Wetappo

Recycling Facility

Wetappo Recycling
Facility will close its gates for
the final time on September
29, 2007 at 4 p.m. CT. State
mandated budget cuts made
this action necessary. Five
Points Class III Landfill will
remain open.


Board of County Commissioners
The Board of County Commissioners
conducts regular meetings twice a month,
at 6 p.m. ET on the second and fourth
Tuesday 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 workshops 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 business district on 30"' and 31st


Local author Sheryl Grace Grimes will
be signing her book The Spiriting on Oct. 6,
from 1:00 3:00 at Palm Tree Book Store in


Streets.
Postings of all regular and special
meetings and workshops can be found
at City Hall, located on 14"' Street, or the
Civic Center.
County Economic Development
Council
The EDC conducts a monthly meeting,
typically during the lunch hour of the first
Tuesday of the month at Sunset Coastal
Grill. For more information contact the
EDC at 229-1901.

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


Join us to learn about starting a

Neighborhood Watch Program
Sheriff Joe Nugent and Lt. Richard Burkett with the
Sheriff's Department will be present to teach us how to make
our neighborhood and property safer and provide guidance
in establishing a Neighborhood Watch Program.
Date: Thursday, September 27, 2007
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Place: Gulf County Beaches Fire Station
Evan Williams Community Center
7912 Alabama Ave.
St. Joe Beach, FL
Light refreshments will be served-bring your favorite
snack
Contact- Ed Moody at 850-340-0907 for more informa-
tion
How successful is a Neighborhood Watch Program?
Neighborhood Watch remains the most successful crime
prevention program worldwide. The success of CNW is dem-
onstrated by our communities' commitment to safe neigh-
borhoods. By encouraging the citizens to become actively
involved with law enforcement through practicing crime pre-
vention techniques and reporting crime or suspicious activ-
ity, we are taking control back from th6se who don't value
our quiet, safe coastal community. Through the commitment
of the Gulf County Sheriff's Department, and the concerned
citizens of our coastal community, we can make a significant
impact on safety and crime.
Please join us!
Thank you


You're Invited

to the World's

Greatest Baby

Shower
Presented by Healthy
Start
Thursday, Nov 8th, 2007
5:30pm to 8:30pm
Marina Civic Center
8 Harrison Avenue
Downtown Panama City
If you are expecting a baby
or if you've had a baby in the
last 8 months, please join us
at the World's Greatest Baby
Shower! This 3rd annual
event is especially for You,
Baby, and Dad. You'll have
a great time while you learn
how to give your baby the
healthiest start in life. There
will be lots of fun for dad, too.
We know how much fathers
love competitive sports, so
we have just the game: "The
Fastest Diaper Changer in
the World". Valuable door
prizes will be awarded and
useful educational informa-
tion will be available. We have
many surprises so come
out and play!
If you have any ques-
tions, please call us @ 872-
4130.
"Every Child Deserves
a Healthy Start"


Port St. Joe.
NPR will be in the store to conduct inter-
views with the author.


BUDGET SUMMARY

GULF COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

FISCAL YEAR 2007-2008


THE PROPOSED OPERATING BUDGET EXPENDITURES OF THE GULF COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
ARE 12.5% MORE THAN LAST YEAR'S TOTAL OPERATING EXPENDITURES


SPECIAL
REVENUE FUNDS


DEBT
SERVICE FUNDS


CAPITAL
PROJECT FUNDS


ENTERPRISE DEPENDENT
FUNDS DISTRICTS


CASH BALANCES BROUGHT FORWARD
ESTIMATED REVENUES:

TAXES:
AD VALOREM: General
AD VALOREM: Fine & Forfeiture
AD VALOREM: St. Joseph Fire
AD VALOREM: Tupelo Fire
AD VALOREM: Overstreet Fire
AD VALOREM: Howard Creek Fire
AD VALOREM: Voted Debt Gulf Front MSTU
AD VALOREM: Voted Debt Interior MSTU
Sales, Use, and Fuel Taxes
Communications Service Tax
Licenses and Permits
Intergovernmental Revenue
Charges for Services
Judgments and Fines
Miscellaneous Revenue
Other Financing Sources

TOTAL REVENUES AND
OTHER FINANCING SOURCES
LESS 5%

TOTAL ESTIMATED REVENUES
AND BALANCES

EXPENDITURES/EXPENSES:
General Governmental Services
Public Safety
Physical Environment
Transportation
Economic Environment
Human Services
Culture and Recreation
Other Financing (Uses)
Court-Related
Capital Outlay
Debt Service

TOTAL EXPENDITURES/EXPENSES
Reserves
TOTAL APPROPRIATED EXPENDITURES
AND RESERVES


Millages
3.2323
1.2845
0.5000
0.5000
0.5000
0.5000
5.4442
1.9797


$1,619,087



8,856,062







29,393
277,000
9,936,121
873,253
3,600
89,474


$12,755,559


$1,009,089


$3,827,526


3,519,438



815,477

1,500
9,745,019
155,670

211,465


$315,308 $677,166 $20,203,735


986,736
58,365
35,016
19,970


1,362,391
477,460
471,950


566,938


10,000


99,000

8,400


539,359


8,856,062
3,519,438
986,736
58,365
35,016
19,970
1,362,391
477,460
1,287,427
29,393
278,500
20,248,078
1,127,923
3,600
319,339
539,359


20,064,903 14,448,569 2,888,739 107,400 1,639,446 39,149,057
(1,003,245) (345,898) (144,437) (5,370) (55,005) (1,553,955)


$20,680,745 $26,858,230 $3,753,391 $3,827,526 $417,338 $2,261,607 $57,798,837


$4,021,099 $39,000 $ $ $ $ $4,060,099
2,114,793 3,570,086 269,146 5,954,025
2,845,518 18,093,583 132,258 21,071,359
3,960,718 1,516,297 100,000 5,577,015
371,937 1,164,988 1,536,925
842,606 24,181 866,787
235,559 235,559

63,768 15,722 79,490
5,428,066 607,967 3,000,000 1,749,703 10,785,736
386,415 12,000 2,805,629 527,526 100,314 242,758 4,074,642
20,270,479 25,043,824 2,805,629 3,627,526 232,572 2,261,607 54,241,637
410,266 1,814,406 947,762 200,000 184,766 3,557,200

$20,680,745 $26,858,230 $3,753,391 $3,827,526 $417,338 $2,261,607 $57,798,837


THE TENTATIVE, ADOPTED, AND/OR FINAL BUDGETS ARE ON FILE IN THE OFFICE OF THE ABOVE MENTIONED TAXING AUTHORITY AS A PUBLIC RECORD


Local Author Book Signing


GENERAL
FUND


TOTAL


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1100 1100 1100 1100
ABOVE ESTATE: THIS NOTICE. Deputy Clerk CREDIT UNION; THE UN-
You are hereby KNOWN HEIRS, GRANT-
notified that an Order of ALL CLAIMS AND DE- Publish September 13, & EES, DEVISEES,
Summary Administration MANDS NOT SO FILED 20, 2007 LIENORS, TRUSTEES,
has been entered in the WILL BE FOREVER AND CREDITORS OF
ANNOUNCEMENTS estate of Richard Granville BARRED. VIELLA ROUSE, DE-
100 Legal Advertsing Waddail, deceased, File The date of first CEASED, AND ALRSO
1100-Legal Advertising Number 07-67PR, the CLAIMANTS, PERSONS
110- Classified Notices Number 07-67PR, by e publication of this Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OR PARTIES, NATURAL
1120- Public Notices/ Circuit Court for Gulf
1120-Public Notices Circunt Court for l is September 13,2007. IN AND FOR GULF OR CORPORATE, AND
Announcements County, Florida, Probate
1130 Adoptions Division, the address of COUNTY, FLORIDA WHOSE EXACT LEGAL
1140- Happy Ads which is 1000 Cecil G. Attorney for Personal Rep- STATUS IS UNKNOWN,
1150 Personals Costin Blvd., Port St. Joe, resentative: PROBATE DIVISION CLAIMING BY,
1160- Lost FL 32456; that the dece- Charles A. Costin FILE NO. THROUGH, UNDER OR
1170 Found dent's date of death was Post Office Box 98 AGAINST VIELLA ROUSE,
June 28, 2007; that the to- Port St. Joe, FL 32457 IN RE: Estate of DECEASED, OR ANY OF
CATHERINE AKE THE HEREIN NAMED OR
Steal value of the estate is Telephone: (850) CATHERINE AKE THE HEREIN NAMED OR
$200.00 and that the 227-1159 DESCRIBED DEFEND
names and addresses of Deceased. ANTS OR PARTIES
1100 names and addresses of Florida Bar No. 699070 / CLAIMING TO HAVE ANY
those to whom it has been
assigned by such order RIGHT, TITLE OR INTER-
assigned by such order Personal Representative: NOTICE TO CREDITORS EST IN AND TO THE
HONEYVILLE COMMU- are:
NITY CENTER- SEPTIC Name Lucienne Lonnie Thomas Barnes PROPERTY HEREIN DE-
SYSTEM Waddail 1650 S. Hwy 71 The administration SCRIBED
NOTICE TO RECEIVE Wewahitchka, FL. 32465 of the estate of Catherine
NOTICSEALED BIDS Address: 5974 Anchor Ake, deceased, File Num- Defendants.
BID NO. 0607-40 Lane, Port St. Joe, Florida Publish September 13 & ber 00-0000 is pending in /
32456 20, 2007 the Circuit Court for Gulf NOTICE OF ACTION
County, Florida, Probate TO: THE UNKNOWN
The Gulf County Board of ALL INTERESTED PER- Division, the -address of HEIRS, GRANTEES, DE-
County Commissioners SONS ARE NOTIFIED which is 100 Cecil G. VISEES, LIENORS, TRUS-
will receive sealed bids THAT: Costin Sr. Blvd., Room TEES, AND CREDITORS
from any qualified person, All creditors of the 148, Port St. Joe, FL OF VIELLA ROUSE, DE-
company or corporation estate of the decedent IN THE CIRCUIT COURT 32456. The names and CEASED, AND ALL
interested in constructing: and persons having OF THE FOURTEENTH addresses of the personal CLAIMANTS, PERSONS
claims or demands JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF representative and the OR PARTIES, NATURAL
HONEYVILLE COMMU- against the estate of the FLORIDA, IN AND FOR personal representative's OR CORPORATE, AND
NI ENTER -SEPTIC decedent other than those GULF COUNTY CIVIL DI- attorney are set forth be- WHOSE EXACT LEGAL
N SYS TEM for whom provision for full VISION low. STATUS IS UNKNOWN,
SYSTEM payment was made in the CLAIMING BY,
Order of Summary Admin- Case No. 2007-92-CA All creditors of the THROUGH, UNDER OR
The Contractor shall fur- istration must file their Division B decedent and other per- AGAINST VIELLA ROUSE,
nish all labor, materials claims with this court sons having claims or de- DECEASED, OR ANY OF
and equipment; and shall WITHIN THE TIME PERI- MIDFIRST BANK, mands against decedent's THE HEREIN NAMED OR
be responsible for the en- ODS SET FORTH IN SEC- Plaintiff, estate, including unma- DESCRIBED DEFEND-
tire completion of' this TION 733.702 OF THE vs. tured, contingent, or unliq- ANTS OR PARTIES
project. FLORIDA PROBATE ANGELA HOUSE AND updated claims, on whom CLAIMING TO HAVE ANY
CODE. ROBERT HOUSE, GULF a copy of this notice is RIGHT, TITLE OR INTER-
Plans, specifications and ALL CLAIMS AND COUNTY BOARD OF served but file their claims EST IN AND TO THE
Plans, specifications anDEMANDS NOT SO COUNTY COMMISSION with the court WITHIN PROPERTY HEREIN DE-
contract documents can FILED WILL BE FOREVER ERS, AND UNKNOWN THE LATER OF 3 SCRIBED
be obtained at BARRED TENANTS/OWNERS, MONTHS AFTER DATE
Preble-Rish, Inc., 324 Ma- N 0 T W I T H Defendants. OF THE FIRST PUBLICA- Current Residence Un-
rina Drive, Port St. Joe, STANDING ANY OTHER / TION OF THE NOTICE OR known, but whose last
Florida 32456, (850) APPLICABLE TIME PE- NOTICE OFSALE 30 DAYS AFTER THE known address was:
227-7200. Costs for Plans RIOD, ANY CLAIM FILED Notice is hereby DATE OF SERVICE OF A 124 Race Track Road,
and Specifications will be TWO (2) YEARS OR given, pursuant to Final COPY OF THIS NOTICE Wewahitchka, Florida
$50.00 per set and is MORE AFTER THE DECE- Judgement of Foreclosure ON THEM. 32465
non-refundable. Checks DENT'S DATE OF DEATH for Plaintiff entered in this
should, be made payable IS BARRED. cause on August 28, All other creditors YOU ARE NOTIFIED that
to PREBLE-RISH, INC. The date of first 2007, in the Circuit Court of the decedent and other an action to foreclose a
publication of this Notice of Gulf County, Florida, I persons having claims or mortgage on the following
The bid must conform to is September 13, 2007. will sell the property situ- demands against dece- property in Gulf County,
The bid must conform to ated in Gulf County, Flor- dent's estate, including Florida, to-wit:
Section 287.133(3) Florida Attorney for Person Giving ida described as: unmatured, contingent or
Statutes, on public entity Notice: BEGINNING AT A POINT unliquidated claims, must COMMENCE AT THE SW
crimes. Mel C. Magidson Jr. OF INTERSECTION OF file their claims with this CORNER OF SECTION
Fl Bar No. 261629 THE WESTERLY RIGHT court WITHIN 3 MONTHS 14, TOWNSHIP 4 SOUTH,
Workman's Compensation Mel C. Magidson Jr., PA. OF WAY BOUNDARY AFTER THE DATE OF RANGE 10 WEST, GULF
Insurance will be required 528 6th St.Port St. Joe, FL LINE OF STATE ROAD THE FIRST PUBLICATION COUNTY, FLORIDA, AND
of the successful bidder. 32456 NO. 71 AND THE NORTH OF THIS NOTICE. THENCE GO NORTH 01
Phone: (850) 227-7800 BOUNDARY LINE OF THE DEGREES 53 MINUTES
Completion date for these Fax: (850) 227-7878 SOUTHWEST QUARTER ALL CLAIMS NOT 30 SECONDS WEST
leio e f ts OF SECTION 18, TOWN- SO FILED WILL BE FOR- ALONG THE WEST
projects will be 90 days Person Giving Notice: SHIP 5 SOUTH, RANGE 9 EVER BARRED. BOUNDARY LINE OF
from the date of the Notice Willa W. Cleveland WEST, GULF COUNTY, SAID SECTION 14 ( AS
to Proceed presented to 5974 Anchor Lane FLORIDA; THENCE GO The date of first MONUMENTED) FOR A
the successful bidder. Port St. Joe, Florida 32456 SOUTH 18 DEGREES 16 publication of this Notice DISTANCE OF 297 FEET;
MINUTES 14 SECONDS is September 20, 2007. THENCE GO NORTH 87
Liquidated damages for Publish September 13 & EAST ALONG THE WEST- DEGREES 40 MINUTES
failure to complete the 20,2007 ERLY RIGHT OF WAY ELIZABETH A. AMOND 20 SECONDS EAST, PAR-
project on the specified BOUNDARY LINE OF Attorney for Personal Rep- ALLEL WITH THE SOUTH
date will be set at $200.00 STATE ROAD NO. 71 resentative BOUNDARY LINE OR
perday. (HAVING A 66 FOOT Attorney for Estate SAID SECTION 14 (AS
WIDE RIGHT OF WAY) Florida Bar No. 090549 MONUMENTED) FOR A
Please submit (4) copies IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR A DISTANCE OF AMOND & ORAM, PA. DISTANCE OF 105.00
ofthe bid and indicate on FOR GULF COUNTY, 271.31 FEET; THENCE 314 S. Baylen St., Suite FEET FOR THE POINT OF
the envelope YOUR FLORIDA DEPARTING SAID RIGHT 116 BEGINNING. FROM SAID
COMPANY NAME, that PROBATE DIVISION OF WAY BOUNDARY Pensacola, FL 32502 POINT OF BEGINNING
COMs is a S EALED that PRO E D ON LINE, GO SOUTH 86 DE- (850) 497-7048 GO NORTH 01 DEGREES
this is a SEALED BID, and File Number 07-44PR AGREES 26 MINUTES 09 53 MINUTES 30 SEC-
include the BID IN RE: ESTATE OF SECONDS WEST FOR A DONALD AKE ONDS WEST, PARALLEL
NUMBER. EUGENE T. BARNES DISTANCE OF 210.00 Personal Representative WITH THE WEST BOUND-
Deceased. FEET; THENCE GO ARY LINE OF SAID SEC-
Bids will be received until NORTH 36 DEGREES 53 TION 14 FOR A DIS-
4:30 PM, ET, on October / MINUTES 28 SECONDS Publish September 20 & TANCE OF 210.00 FEET;
5th, 2007, at the Gulf NOTICE TO CREDITORS EAST FOR A DISTANCE 27, 2007 THENCE GO NORTH 87
County Clerk's Office, Gulf The administra- OF 16.34 FEET; THENCE DEGREES 40 MINUTES
County Courthouse, 1000 t i n GO NORTH 03 DEGREES 29 SECONDS EAST, PAR-
Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd, of the estate of EUGENE 03 MINUTES 17 SEC- ALLEL WITH THE SOUTH
Room 148, Port St. Joe, T BARNES deceased File ONDS WEST FOR A DIS- IN THE CIRCUIT COURT BOUNDARY LINE OF
oria 345. Bis w Number 07-44PR, is pend- TANCE OF 250.00 FEET OF THE FOURTEENTH SAID SECTION 14 FOR A
Florida 32456. Bids will Nmber 0744PRis pend- TO THE NORTH BOUND- JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN DISTANCE OF 105.00
be opened at this same lo- ing in the Circuit Court for ARY LINE OF THE AND FOR GULF COUNTY FEET; THENCE GO
cation on October 8th; Gulf County, Florida, Pro- SOUTHWEST QUARTER FLORIDA SOUTH 01 DEGREES 53
2007, at 10:00 AM, ET. bate Division, the address OF SAID SECTION 18, Case No.: 07-224-CA MINUTES 30 SECONDS
of which is Gulf County THENCE GO NORTH 86 EAST, PARALLEL WITH
The Board of County Courthouse, 1000 Cecil G. DEGREES 26 MINUTES UNITED STATE OF THE WEST BOUNDARY
Commissioners reserves Costin, Sr. Blvd. Port St. 03 SECONDS EAST AMERICA, RURAL HOUS- LINE OF SAID SECTION
the right towaive informal- Joe, Florida 32456. The ALONG THE NORTH ING SERVICE, USDA f/k/a 14 FOR A DISTANCE OF
cities in any bid, to accept names and addresses of BOUNDARY LINE FOR A FARMER'S HOME AD- 210.00 FEET; THENCE
and/or reject any or all the personal representa- DISTANCE OF 128.30 MINISTRATION GO SOUTH 87 DEGREES
and/or reject any or all Pdth ep t FEETTOTHEPONf 40 MINUTES 29 SEC-
bids, and to accept the bid tive and the personal rep- FEET TO THE POINT OF PlaintiffONDS WEST, PARALLEL
that in their judgment will resentative's attorney are BEGINNING. SAID PAR- vs ONDS WEST, PARALLEL
that in their judgment will esetative's attorney areCEL OF LAND HAVING ROBERT JAMES ROUSE WITH THE SOUTH
be in the best interest of set forth below. AN AREA OF .99 ACRES, and UNKNOWN SPOUSE BOUNDARY LINE OF
Gulf County. MORE OR LESS, AND BE- OF ROBERT JAMES SAID SECTION 14 FOR A
ALL INTERESTED PER- ING SUBJECT TO: A ROUSE; DELOIS ROUSE DISTANCE OF 105.00
If you have any questions, SONS ARE NOTIFIED 33.00 FOOT WIDE IN- STACY and UNKNOWN FEET TO THE POINT OF
please call Bill Kennedy or THAT: GRESS AND EGRESS SPOUSE OF DELOIS BEGINNING. SAID PAR-
Gena Johnson at (850) EASEMENT ALONG THE ROUSE STACY; EUGENE CEL HAVING AN AREA
227-7200. Allcreditorsofthe NORTHERLY BOUNDARY ROUSE JR. and UN- OF.51 ACRES, MORE OR
decedent and other per- LINE THEREOF, BEING KNOWN SPOUSE OF EU- LESS
sons having claims or de- KNOWN AS WOODMERE GENE ROUSE JR.; RUBY
B I L L mands against decedent's ROAD (NOT COUNTY DAVENPORT and UN- has been filed against you
WILLIAMS estate on whom a copy of MAINTAINED). KNOWN SPOUSE OF and you are required to
WILL S estate on wm a co RUBY DAVENPORT; and serve a copy of your writ-
CHAIRMAN this notice is served within and commonly known as: all unknown parties claim- ten defenses, if any, to it
three (3) months after the 5035 S. HIGHWAY 71, ing by, through, under or on DOUGLAS C. ZAHM,
Ad #2007-101 date of the first publication WEWAHITCHKA, FL against the herein named PA., Plaintiff's attorney,
Publish: September 20 & of this notice must file 32465; including the Defendants, who are not whose address is 18830
27, 2007 their claims with this Court building, appurtenances, known to be dead or alive, U.S. Highway 19 North,
WITHIN THE LATER OF and fixtures located whether said unknown Suite 300, Clearwater,
THREE (3) MONTHS AF- therein, at public sale, to parties claim as heirs, de- Florida 33764, on or be-
TER THE DATE OF THE the highest and best visees, grantees, assign- fore September 22, 2007
FIRST PUBLICATION OF bidder, for cash, Sales ees, lienors, creditors, or within thirty (30) days
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY held in front lobby of trustees, spouses, or after the first publication of
FORIDA PROBATE DVI (30) DAYS AFTER THE courthouse, on other claimants; TENANT this Notice of Action, and
SION DATE OF SERVICE OF A September 27, 2007 at 11 #1 and/or TENANT #2, file the original with the
ilNo. 07-67PR COPY OF THIS NOTICE am. the parties intended to ac- Clerk of this Court at 1000
File No. 07-67PR COPY OF THIS NOTICE Any persons count for the person or Cecil Costin Boulevard
ON THEM. claiming an interest in the persons in possession; Port St. Joe, Florida
IN RE: ESTATE OF RICH- All other creditors of the surplus from the sale, if MORTGAGE ELEC- 32456, either before serv-
ARD GRANVILLE decedent and persons any, other than the TRONIC REGISTRATION ice on Plaintiff's attorney
WADDAIL having claims or demands property owner as of the SYSTEMS, INC.; BENEFI- or immediately thereafter;
Deceased. against the decedent's es- date of the lis pendens CIAL FLORIDA, INC.; GE otherwise, a default will be
/ tate must file their claims must file a claim within 60 MONEY BANK f/k/a MON- entered against you for
NOTICE TO CREDITORS with this Court WITHIN days after the sale. OGRAM CREDIT CARD the relief demanded in the
TO ALL PERSONS HAV- THREE (3) MONTHS AF- Dated this 29 day BANK OF GEORGIA; complaint petition.
ING CLAIMS OR HAV- TER THE DATE OF THE of August, 2007. CITIBANK (SOUTH DA- WITNESS my hand and
ING CLAIMS OR DE- FIRST PUBLICATION OF Clerk of the Circuit Court KOTA), N.A.; FORT seal of the Court on this
MANDS AGAINST THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF /s/Jasmir Hysmith CAMPBELL FEDERAL4, 15th day of August, 2007


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

File No. 07- 50PR

IN RE: ESTATE OF
THOMAS EARL ELY
Deceased.
/

AMENDED NOTICE TO
CREDITORS

The administration
of the estate of Thomas
Earl Ely, deceased, whose
date of death was May 5,
2007, is pending in the
Circuit Court for Gulf
County, Florida, Probate
Division, the address of
which is 1000 Cecil G.
Costin Sr. Blvd., Port St.
Joe, Florida 32456. The
names and addresses of
the personal representa-
tive and the personal
representative's attorney
are set forth below.
All creditors of the
decedent and other per-
sons having claims or de-
mands against decedent's
estate on whom a copy of
this notice is required to
be served must file their
claims with this court
WITHIN THE LATER OF 3
MONTHS AFTER THE
TIME OF THE FIRST PUB-
LICATION OF THIS NO-
TICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER
THE DATE OF SERVICE
OF A COPY OF THIS NO-
TICE ON THEM.
All other creditors
of the decedent and other
persons having claims or
demands against
decedent's estate must file
their claims with this court
WITHIN 3 MONTHS AF-
TER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT
FILED WITHIN THE TIME
PERIODS SET FORTH IN
SECTION 733.702 OF
THE FLORIDA PROBATE
CODE WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED.
NOTWITH-
STANDING THE TIME PE-
RIODS SET FORTH
ABOVE, ANY CLAIM
FILED TWO (2) YEARS
OR MORE AFTER THE
DECEDENT'S DATE OF
DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of first
publication of this notice is
September 13, 2007.

Attorney for Personal Rep-
resentative:
Mel C. Magidson Jr. FI Bar
No. 261629
Attorney for Marjorie R.
Ely
528 6th St.
P.O. Box 340
Port St. Joe, FL 32457
Phone: (850)
227-7800/Fax: (850)
227-7878

Personal Representative:
Marjorie R. Ely
508 7th St.
Port St. Joe, Florida 32457

Publish September 13 &
20, 2007


NOTICE OF APPLICA-
TION FOR TAX DEED

NOTICE IS HEREBY
GIVEN that Mercury 1 LLC
the holder of the following
Tax Certificate, has filed
said certificate for a tax
deed to be issued
thereon. The certificate
number and year of issu-
ance, the description of
the property, and the
names in which it was as-
sessed are as follows:

Certificate No.
443
Application No. 2007- 6
Year of Issuance: 2005
R.E. No. 06289-101R

Description of Property:

Lot 1, Even Tide Subdivi-
sion Unrecorded:
COMMENCE at the inter-
section of the Southerly
right of way boundary of
Cape San Bias Road and
the Western boundary line
of Government lot 3, in
Section 22, Township 9
South, Range 11 West,
Gulf County, Florida, and
thence run North 76 De-
grees 56 Minutes 49 Sec-
onds East saong said


| 1100
Southerly right of way
boundary 440.79 feet,
thence run North 00 De-
grees 00 Minutes 08 Sec-
onds East 618.16 feet,
thence run South 61 De-
grees 47 Minutes 13 Sec-
onds East 14.79 feet,
thence run South 61 De-
grees 47 minutes 13 Sec-
onds East 19.98 feet,
thence run South 67 De-
grees 33 Minutes 08 Sec-
onds East 34.78 feet,
thence run North 72 De-
grees 39 Minutes 20 Sec-
onds East 18.50 feet,
thence run North 72 De-
grees 09 Minutes 48 Sec-
onds East 22.79 feet,
thence run North 54 De-
grees 30 Minutes 56 Sec-
onds East 45.03 feet,
thence run North 54 De-
grees 28 Minutes 21 Sec-
onds East 30.00 feet,
thence run North 09 De-
grees 20 Minutes 42 Sec-
onds East 63.10 feet,
thence run South 58 De-
grees 18 Minutes 48 Sec-
onds East 106.40 feet,
thence run North 64 De-
grees 32 Minutes 49 Sec-
onds East 35.62 feet,
thence run North 03 De-
grees 36 Minutes 53 Sec-
onds West 40.63 feet,
thence run North 32 De-
grees 36 Minutes 30 Sec-
onds West 86.66 feet,
thence run North 45 De-
grees 55 Minutes 56 Sec-
onds West 13.00 feet,
thence run North 23 De-
grees 01 Minute 25 Sec-
onds West 134.99 feet to
the POINT OF BEGINN-
ING. From said POINT
OF BEGINNING, thence
run North 15 Degrees 05
Minutes 15 Seconds West
83.38 feet, thence run
North 35 Degrees 23 Min-
utes 38 Seconds West
91.31 feet, to the approxi-
mate shore line of St. Joe
Bay, thence run along
said, approximate shore
line as follows: North 52
Degrees 30 Minutes 24
Seconds East 35.90 feet,
thence North 46 Degrees
59 minutes 50 Seconds
West 40.61 feet, thence
North 29 Degrees 44 Min-
utes 04 Seconds East
52.49 feet, thence South
75 Degrees 12 Minutes 03
Seconds East 42.83 feet,
thence South 43 Degrees
47 Minutes 21 Seconds
East 10.43 feet, thence
leaving said approximate
shore line run South 42
Degrees 16 Minutes 38
Seconds West 16.42 feet,
thence run South 20 De-
grees 42 Minutes 38 Sec-
onds East 55.10 feet,
thence run South 48 De-
grees 00 Minutes 30 Sec-
onds East 88.11 feet,
thence run South 13 De-
grees 53 Minutes 57 Sec-
onds East 46.47 feet to a
point on the Northerly
right of way boundary of a
30.00 foot ingress, egress,
and utility easement, said
point lying on a
cul-de-sac, the centerpoint
of said cul-de- sac being
located South 13 Degrees
53 Minutes 57 Seconds
East 30.00 feet, thence
run Westerly and South-
erly along said right of
way boundary and along
said cul-de-sac having a
radius of 30.00 feet thru a
central angle of 96 De-
grees 57 Minutes 26 Sec-
onds for an arc distance of
50.77 feet, the chord of
said arc being South 27
Degrees 37 Minutes 20
Seconds West 44.92 feet,
thence run South 69 De-
grees 08 Minutes 37 Sec-
onds West 67.54 feet to
the POINT OF BEGINN-
ING.
Containing 0:44 of an
acre, more or less.

Name in which assessed:
Indian Summer Develop-
ers Inc. c/o Parvey Devel-
opment Corp. All of said
property being in Gulf
County, State of Florida.
Unless such certificate
shall be redeemed ac-
cording to law, the prop-
erty described in such cer-
tificate will be sold to the
highest bidder in the front
Lobby of the Gulf County
Courthouse, 1000 Cecil G.
Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port St.
Joe, Florida at 11:00 AM,
E.D.T., Wednesday, the
26th day of September,
2007. Dated this 24th day
of August, 2007
REBECCA L. NORRIS
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT
COURT


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE 14TH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT, IN'AND FOR
GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
GENERAL JURISDICTION
DIVISION
CASE NO: 07-177CA


NOTICE OF APPLICA-
TION FOR TAX DEED

NOTICE IS HEREBY
GIVEN that Mars 1, LLC
the holder of the following
Tax Certificate, has filed
said certificate for a tax
deed to be issued
thereon. The certificate
number and year of issu-
ance, the description of
the property, and the
names in which it was as-
sessed are as follows:

Certificate No.
26
Application No. 2007- 7
Year of Issuance: 2005
R.E. No. 00363-000R

Description of Property:
PARCEL NO. 1B-1.A PAR-
CEL OF LAND LYINGAND
BEING IN section 8,
Township 7 South, Range
8 West, Gulf County, Flor-
ida, being more particu-
larly described as follows:
COMMENCE at the inter-
section of the South line
of said Section 8, and the
Easterly right of way of
Mixon Road (60.00 foot
wide right of way), thence
North 23 Degrees 14 Min-
utes 02 Seconds West,
along the Easterly right of
way line of said Mixon
Road, 544.51 feet, thence
Departing said Easterly
right of way line, run
South 89 Degrees 46 Min-
utes 25 Seconds East
462.38 feet, thence North
27 Degrees 58 Minutes 48
Seconds West 554.39
feet, thence South 81 De-
grees 01 Minute 39 Sec-
onds West, 150.00 feet,
thence North 08 Degrees
58 Minutes 21 Seconds
West 85.96 feet, to the
POINT OF. BEGINNING,
thence North 08 Degrees
58 Minutes 21 Seconds
West 308.80 feet, thence
North 81 Degrees 02 Min-
utes 30 Seconds East
705.34 feet, to the West-
erly right of way line of a
60.00 foot wide road,
thence South 08 Degrees
56 Minutes 25 Seconds
East, along the Westerly
right of way line of said
road, 283.51 feet to a
point of curvature; thence
continuing along the
Westerly right of way line
of said Road, Southeast-
erly on the arc of a curve
concave easterly, 25.28
feet, said curve having a
radius of 750.00 feet, and
a chord length of 25.28
feet, bearing South 09 De-
grees 23 Minutes 02 Sec-
onds East, thence depart-
ing said Westerly right of
way line, run South 81 De-
grees 02 Minutes 30 Sec-
onds West, 705.45 feet, to
the POINT OF BEGINN-
ING. Said parcel contain-
ing 5.00 acres, more or
less.

Name in which assessed:
Patricia A. Levins. All of
said property being in Gulf
County, State of Florida.
Unless such certificate
shall be redeemed ac-
cording to law, the prop-
erty described in such cer-
tificate will be sold to the
highest bidder in the front
Lobby of the Gulf County
Courthouse, 1000 Cecil G.
Costin, Sr.

Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida
at 11:00 AM, E.D.T.,
Wednesday, the 26th day
of September, 2007 Dated
this 24th day of August,
2007

REBECCA L. NORRIS
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT
COURT
GULF COUNTY, FLORI-
DA
BY:Donna L. Ray
Deputy Clerk


Publish:
09/06/07,
09/20/07
AD,2007-89


08/30/07,
09/13/07,


FRANK CATANIA,
Respondent.
/

NOTICE OF ACTION

TO: Frank Catania
Address Unknown

YOU ARE
HEREBY NOTIFIED that a
Petition for Dissolution of
Marriage has been filed
against you and that you
are required to serve a
copy of your Response or
Pleading to the Petition
upon the Petitioner's attor-
ney, Timothy J. McFar-
land, 326 Reid Avenue,
Port St. Joe, Florida,
32456, and file the original
Response or Pleading in
the office of the Clerk of
the Circuit Court, on or be-
fore the 20th day of Octo-
ber, 2007. If.you fail to do
so, a Default Judgment
will be taken against you
for the relief demanded in
the Petition.

DATED at Port St.
Joe, Gulf County, Florida,
this 18th day of Septem-
ber 2007.

CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT
COURT

By: Lynn M. Barnes

Publish September 20, 27,
October 7 & 11, 2007



STATE OF FLORIDA DE-
PARTMENT OF ENVI-
RONMENTAL PROTEC-
TION NOTICE OF APPLI-
CATION

The Department an-
nounces receipt of an ap-
plication from Brad Cau-
sey, File No.
23-0281727-001-DF, to re-
cover pre-cut submerged
timber beginning at Mile
Marker 26 and ending at
Mile Marker 46 of the Apa-
lachicola River. The timber
recoveries will be con-
ducted in Gulf and Liberty
Counties.

This application is being
processed and is available
for public inspection dur-
ing normal business
hours, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00
p.m., Monday through Fri-
day, except legal holidays,
at the Northwest District
office at 160 Governmen-
tal Center, Pensacola,
Florida 32502-5794.

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2007



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GULF COUNTY SCHOOL
BOARD
Thursday, July 19,
2007,
The Gulf County School
Board met in regular ses-
sion on July 19, 2007, at
2:00 P M., at their Admin-
istrative Offices in Port St.
Joe. The following Board
members were present:
Chairman Billy C. Quinn,
Jr., Vice-Chairman Linda
R. Wood, George M. Cox,
Danny Little, John Wright,
and Board Attorney Charles
A. Costin. Superintendent
Wilder was attending a con-
ference in Tampa.
I. HEAR FROM
PUBLIC: None
II. ADOPTION OF
AGENDA: On motion by
Mr. Cox and seconded by
Mrs. Wood the Board voted
unanimously to approve the
amended agenda to include
the addition of pages 7a,
16e-z, 30a, and the replace-


ment of page 16d.
III. CONSENT
ITEMS:
On motion by Mrs.
Wood and seconded by
Mr. Little the Board voted
unanimously to amend the
June 29 minutes to reflect
the exact footage (5 feet)
granted to the City of Port
St. Joe for a service main-
tenance easement on the
lift station on the Highland
View school property. On
motion by Mrs. Wood and
seconded by Mr. Little the
Board unanimously ap-
proved the June 29 min-
utes as amended.
BUDGET MATTERS:
On separate motions as not-
ed the Board unanimously
approved each of the follow-
ing millage rates for adver-
tisement: Required Local
Effort (RLE) 3.4893
Motion by Mrs. Wood and
seconded by Mr. Wright
Regular Discretionary
0.51 Motion by Mr. Cox
and seconded by Mr. Little


Supplementary Discretion-
ary 0.081 Motion
by Mr. Little and seconded
by Mrs. Wood Local Capital
Improvement (LCI) 0.4
Motion by Mr. Wright and
seconded by Mr. Cox AP-
PROVAL OF TENTATIVE
BUDGET FOR ADVER-
TISEMENT: On motion by
Mrs. Wood and seconded by
Mr. Wright the Board unani-
mously approved the 2007-
2008 tentative budget for
advertisement. The Board
also approved budget mat-
ters for June 2007 in this
same motion.
PERSONNEL: On mo-
tion by Mr. Wright and sec-
onded by Mrs. Wood the
Board voted unanimously to
take the following action:
Approved Carrie Davis as
Parent Liaison/Mentor for
the Title I schools effective
June 18, 2007.Approved
Minnie Likely as the teacher
at the Gulf Academy in Port
St. Joe for the beginning
of school year 2007-2008.
Buck Watford is scheduled


to return to this position
(from military duty) on No-
vember 1, 2007.Approved
Serena Mirabella for the
Reading Teacher position at
Port St. Joe Middle School
for school year 2007-2008.
Approved Mary Esther
Taunton for the Reading
Teacher position at Wewa-
hitchka High School for
school year 2007-2008.
Approved Melissa John-
son for the Band Teacher
position at Wewahitchka
High School for school year
2007-2008. Ms. Johnson
is also approved for an
extra 20 days in the sum-
mer and will receive the
14% Marching Band Di-
rector's supplement. Her
first day of employment is
July 23, 2007.Approved
Sonya Finlay for a teaching
position at Port St. Joe El-
ementary School for school
year 2007-2008. Ms. Fin-
lay will be teaching K3-
.07/19/07Page 2Approved
Sandy Quinn for the ESE
Teacher position at Port St.
Joe Elementary School for


school year 2007-2008.Ap-
proved Shelley Oliver for
the First Grade Teacher
position at Port St. Joe El-
ementary School for school
year 2007-2008.Approved
Pausha Player for the Social
Studies Teacher position at
Port St. Joe Middle School
for school year 2007-2008.
Approved Jamie L. Pow-
ers for the English/Reading
Teacher position at Port St.
Joe High School for school
year 2007-2008.Approved
Rebecca W. Fulcher for the
ESE Teacher position at
Port St. Joe High School
for school year 2007-2008.
Approved John Huft for the
Third Grade Teacher posi-
tion at Wewahitchka El-
ementary School for school
year 2007-2008.Approved
Lydia Garske for the Math/
Science Teacher position at
Wewahitchka High School
for school year 2007-2008.
Approved Kelley Gerken for
the Kindergarten Teacher
position at Wewahitchka
Elementary School for
school year 2007-2008.Ap-


proved Krista Welford for
the Second Grade Teacher
position at Wewahitchka El-
ementary School for school
year 2007-2008.Approved
Kimberly McMillion for the
Reading Teacher position at
Wewahitchka High School
for school year 2007-2008.
Approved Lisa Evans for
the Math Teacher position
at Wewahitchka Middle
School for school year
2007-2008.On motion by
Mr. Cox and seconded by
Mrs. Wood the Board voted
4-0 to approve the transfer
of Nikki Little from Wewa-
hitchka Middle School to
the Secretary III position
at Wewahitchka Elemen-
tary School for the 2007-
2008 school year. Due to
a conflict of interest (the
recommended employee is
a family member) Mr. Little
abstained from voting on
this single personnel item.
IV PROGRAM MAT-
TERS:
On motion by Mr. Little
and seconded by Mrs. Wood


the Board unanimously ap-
proved the Pupil Progres-
sion / Code of Conduct as
submitted.
The recommendation
for the Pest Control Ser-
vices contract was tabled
until the July 31 meeting in
order to gather additional
quotes.
On motion by Mr. Cox
and seconded by Mr. Wright
the Board unanimously
approved the 2007-2008
Contract with Mathematics
University (Paid by Title I
funds) as submitted.
On motion by Mr. Wright
and seconded by Mrs. Wood
the Board unanimously
approved the 2007-2008
Contract for Occupational
Therapy Services as sub-
mitted.
On motion by Mrs.
Wood and seconded by
Mr. Little the Board unani-
mously adopted the 2007-
2008 Right to Know Policy
as presented.
On motion by Mr. Little
and seconded by Mr. Wright
the Board unanimously ad-


opted the 2007-2008 Flor--
ida Educational Equity Act
as presented.
V. BID MATTERS:
On motion by Mrs. Wood
and seconded by Mr. Cox
the Board unanimously
awarded School Food'
Service Bids as follows:'
(Note: Individual items.
were awarded to each of the,
vendors listed below except'
Butler Foods.) Bid #08-..
002 / Non-Food Bid Calico,
Kesco, Central Restaurant-'
Products, Daffin Bid #08-
003 / Milk Bid Dairy Fresh '
Bid #08-004 / Bread Flow-
ers Baking Company Bid,
#08-005 / Ice Cream Dairy
Fresh Bid #08-006 / Clean- .
ing Supplies Southern'
Cleaning, EcoLab Bid #08-'
007 / Processed/Frozen and
Chilled Diary Fresh, Phil-.
lips Meats, Daffin Food ser-,
vice, Lance
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160 Thursday, September 20, 2007 The Star, Port St. Joe, FL Established 1937


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Coastal Cleanup Day


The annual Coastal
Cleanup Day at the St. Joseph
Peninsula State Park was
a great success. 33 people
came out to help. While the
Key Club at Port St. Joe High
School provided 22 of the


participants, there was also
an entire family who helped.
Each worker was supplied
with a "picker," which had
been donated by the Panama
City Beach Wal-Mart, plus
gloves, bags, sunscreen, and


water provided by the Friends
of St. Joseph State Parks
and the Coastal Community
Association. Working on hik-
ing trails and both the gulf
and bay beaches, these vol-
unteers collected 29 bags of


refuse.
Some of the students,
including Caroline Marlee,
Molly Matty, and Jonathan
Davidson, enjoyed a unique
experience when they came
upon a turtle nest which
had hatched out. Dennis
Maulding, an off-duty park
ranger who had come to help,
and Joe Mitchell, the Park
Services Specialist, alert to
an educational opportuni-
ty, explained to those Key
Club members about turtle
nesting. Dennis dug in and
showed the young people
how the nests are monitored.
Joe showed them a few of
the unhatched eggs and their
contents.
As part of the Literacy
in the Park and Just Read
Florida! program there was
also a story hour staffed
by Key Club member Katie
Burdeshaw. The children
in attendance heard a story
about turtles.
The event was planned
and organized by Jo Gann,
our local Americorp volun-
teer and sponsored by the
Friends of St. Joseph State
Parks.


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DISTINCTIVE REAL ESTATE EVERYWHERE IN BETWEEN.
Florida's Forgotten Coast is a natural beauty with unlimited opportunities.
And, Coldwell Banker Forgotten Coast Realty offers the area's widest
selection of properties.


St. Joe Beach, Gulf View
Sit on the large covered deck and enjoy the gulf breeze and views
in the quiet Beacon Hill neighborhood. This spacious 3 level cus-
tom built home sits on 2.5 lots. The 4 bedroom, 3.5 bath home with
7 decks has countless upgrades which include: cathedral ceilings,
fireplace with gas logs, whirlpool tub in master, and much more.
MLS 204541 $439,900
Mexico Beach. Gulf View
Gorgeous Home across from the dedicated beach with unobstructed views. The
top floor has 3 bedrooms 2 baths with kitchen, dining room, living room and Florida
room overlooking the beaches and the Gulf of Mexico. Deck upstairs has a hot tub
for relaxing and watching those great sunsets. Downstairs has a guest suite just
recently built with full kitchen, bedroom, dining room and bathroom with utility.
MLS 205355 $1,100,000
Wewahitchka, Interior
2+ acres with ranch brick 4BR/2B home, fireplace in living room that
flows to dining area and kitchen. Out the back door is 2 acres of groomed
acreage, once used as horse pasture and has stable and water. Cypress
Creek and woods borders the property. A two story barn/workshop w/lec-
tricity is located midway toward the creek and at one edge of the property.
MLS 206364 $325,000


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SNAPSHOT CALENDARS
Two different 13-month calendars will showcase photos of our area
and its people, taken from the files of both The Star and The Times
newspapers. Each month, the photo and the month's calendar will be
framed by local advertising.
You can choose to advertise on
The Gulf County ~ Star Calendar or
The Franklin County ~ Times Calendar.
Included in your purchase of an ad, you will receive lo0 calendars
to give to your customers and friends.
We will distribute over 16,ooo calendars(8,ooo of each calendar)
in and around the entire Forgotten Coast area. The calendars will be
inserted respectively into either The Star or The Times in November
2007 and given to all area businesses who advertise.
This is your chance to advertise your business, all year long!
What an opportunity...Don't miss out.

DEADLINE: ""


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October 10, 2007
Inserted in The Star
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November 2007
Ad Size: 1.5" x 1.5"
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CARRABELLE:
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The winner of the drawing at the Bow Wow Bash will get his or her choice of these two cars.




Bow Wow From Pa


A large cast aluminum
turtle sculpture;
-A number of giftbaskets,
valued up to $150, each with
a unique theme; ":--
Numerous gift
certificates from businesses
from Mexico Beach to
Apalachicola;
-A variety of dining
packages, including a $50 gift
certificate from the Indian
Pass Raw Bar and a gourmet
dinner for two with a bottle of
house wine from Provisions;
The silent auction begins
at 6 p.m. ET and runs until
7:45 p.m. The live auction
begins promptly at 8 p.m.
And, of course, there are
the cars.
For several months, two
-eye-catching cars have been
seen all around the area,
sporting signs promoting
their availability at a special
drawing at the Bow Wow
Bash.
The drawing will take
place immediately after the
live auction, and the drawing
winner will have his or her
choice of the cars.
Both cars have been
donated courtesy of Gary
and Sue Gibbs of Mexico
Beach, local supporters of
the Humane Society.
Gary donated his 1973
Mercedes Benz 450 SL, while
Sue gave her 2005 Chrysler
PT Cruiser turbo convertible.
The mint-condition,
champagne-coloredMercedes
convertible has "been garaged
all its life," according to
Gibbs, and the PT Cruiser
has less than 6,000 miles on
it.
The casual evening event
begins at 6 p.m. and lasts until
10 p.m. ET. Tickets are $30
each, or $250 for a reserved


table for 10. Tickets for the
car drawing are available for
a donation of $50 each.
Visa and MasterCard are
accepted for both tickets and
silent and live auctions.
Tickets for the Bow Wow
Bash are available in Port
St. Joe at Faith's Thrift Hut,
the St. Joseph Bay Humane
Society, Sunset Coastal Grill,
Capital City Bank; in Mexico


Beach at Prickly Pear
Cape San Blass at Lbgge:
Grill; inWewahitchka at
N Things; in Apalact
at Petunias;! 'r b i -ii
bowwowbashticke
hotmail.com.


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s; on Event, Sunset Coastal Grill,
rhead Coast2Coast Printing and
Petals Promotions, Inc., Amerson
ilcola Seafood, Discover Old
dining Florida/www Visit Gulf.
t s C com, Bayside Savings Bank/
Coastal Community Bank,


El Governor Motel, Daly's
Dock and Dive Center, The
Port Fine Wine and Spirits,
Capital City Bank, Progress
Energy, Hannon Insurance,
5 Star Collision Centre,
Cape San Bias Realty, Inc.,
Raffield Fisheries, Inc.,


Bayside Animal Hospital,
Cathey Construction and
Development, The BB's.
For more information,
go to www.sibhumanesociety.
org. All proceeds benefit the
St. Joseph Bay Humane
Society.


Sponsors for 2007
include:
Benefactors Earl and
Jane Miller, TryAngle
Travel, Panache Tent and


118 Heritage Lane
$449.900 BRAND NEW PORT
ST. JOE HOME 4BR/3BA
featuring hardwood floors, ceramic
tile, office, living, dining, breakfast
and laundry rooms, kitchen w/
island. Two-car garage, covered
patio, covered porch, sprinkler
system and more. #205789


20)17 Garrison A'e.
325.000 CUSTOM BUILT PORT
ST JOE BEAUTY 3BR/2.5BA
has living and dining rooms, split
bedroom floorplan, gas fireplace,
crown molding, vaulted ceilings and
well-equipped kitchen w/breakfast
bar. 2-car garage, covered porch,
privacy fenced yard and sprinkler
system. #202261


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219 9th Street
$255.000 CUTE PORT ST.
JOE HOME CLOSE TO TOWN
- 3BR/1BA home has living/
dining combination, hardwood
floors, ceiling fans, remodeled
bathrooms and a well-equipped
kitchen. Screened porch and home
warranty. Zoned commercial/
residential. #202257


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144 Old Bay City Rd.
$66.000 ENJOY ACRE OF
PARADISE IN GULF COUNTY
- 3BR/1BA mobile home is a great
location for the avid sportsman. A
new 11x24 room added to the back
of the home would make a great
Florida room or extra bedroom.
There is a large detached workshop
in the back. #205692


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$229.000 -WALKING DISTANCE
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home is also w/in walking distance
to Toucan's Restaurant, Flat
lot with mobile home. Excellent
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$339,900 Outstanding Waterfront Lot on Wettapo Creek #205393

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