Group Title: Star (Port Saint Joe, Fla.).
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Title: The star
Uniform Title: Star (Port Saint Joe, Fla.)
Star (Port Saint Joe, Fla.)
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Publisher: Star
W.S. Smith
Place of Publication: Port St. Joe Fla
Publication Date: September 27, 2007
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Coordinates: 29.814722 x -85.297222 ( Place of Publication )
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Obituaries 4B

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69th Year, Number 49 Port St. Joe, FL 3 Sections 34 Pages

September 27, 2007

County Health Options Expand

By Despina Williams
Star Staff Writer

Cake and cookies: good.
Expanded health care on the north
end of Gulf County: even better.
Speaking at last Thursday's
grand opening ceremony for the
Wewahitchka Health Department,
County Commission chairman
Bill Williams provided some
perspective by noting the unusual
presence of all five commissioners
at'the event.
"That's pretty powerful when
you can bring all five of them, and
it's got to be more than the food,"
he quipped.
The Commission's display of

Civil Rights

Lawsuit Settled
By Marie Logan
Star Staff Writer

The' civil rights lawsuit filed
against the City of Port St. Joe by a
dozen residents of the North Port St.
Joe community has been settled.
In a Sept. 25 telephone
conversation with Carolyn Chapman
Holman, attorney for the litigants,
Holman said the opposing counsel
had placed a notice .in official
records that the lawsuit had been
The official settlement
agreement between the plaintiffs
and defendants states that, when.
the case is closed, the plaintiffs'
will withdraw all administrative
complaints against the city.
The agreement states that the
plaintiffs "will dismisswith prejudice
all claims as stated in their First
Amended Verified Complaint" when
the city of Port St. Joe voluntarily
rescinds Resolution 06-06."
Holman said the Port St. Joe
city counsel has indicated it is ready
to rescind the resolution.
The resolution, passed in
the fall. of 2006, expanded the
boundaries of the then-The
Downtown Redevelopment Agency,
(DRA) to include nearly all of North
Port St. Joe.
The PSJRA then became the
Port St. Joe Redevelopment Agency
Dismissing the suit with
prejudice means the plaintiffs can
not pursue any claims detailed in
the original filing of the lawsuit at a
future time.
Ail parties will pay their own
attorney fees and costs.
According to Holman, the
"majority" of her clients had signed
the settlement, which, according
to the agreement, still must be
approved by the Port St. Joe City
Port St. Joe city manager Lee
Vincent could not be reached for
comment by press time.

solidarity reflected the community's
shared excitement over the new
health department, which replaces
a smaller, outdated facility located
near the old courthouse.
The. new facility, which
provides both medical and dental
care under one roof, offers a
340B drug discount program and
expanded behavioral and mental
health services.
The health department will
also partner with Sacred Heart to
provide additional services when
the new hospital, located near the
intersection of Long Avenue and
U.S. 98 in Port St. Joe, is completed
in December 2008.
Atthe ceremony, Williams called

Health Department administrator
Doug Kent a "visionary leader"
who has helped shape the county's
health care future.
"This is what the county and
the cities were trying to bring with
Sacred Heart. This board and
Doug made sure the north end was
served as well," he said.
A portion of Wewahitchka's
half-cent sales tax designated for
the new Sacred Heart hospital will
also.benefit the Wewahitchka Health
Department, as per a Memorandum
of Understanding signed by the city
in April 2004.
The provision appeased


The Wewahitchka Health Department, located at 807 West S.R. 22 in
Wewahitchka, officially opened for business last Thursday.

It took five months for Beacon Hill couple Dorothy Ingram and Apelkader Semman to complete a Gobelin tapestry
depicting Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa. It was Ingram's second attempt at da Vinci's masterpiece. She lost one
work-in-progress on an airplane flight in 1982.

Melvin Dies

in Prison

By Despina Williams
Star Staff Writer

A dark chapter in Gulf County's
history ended last Monday with the
death of Clyde Melvin, who killed
three people and wounded another
'in the Gulf County courthouse on
July 28, 1987.
Melvin was serving three
life sentences at Zephyrhill
Correctional Institution .for the
murders of Circuit Judge Wilson
Lamar Bailey, Panama City attorney
Tom Ingles and former sister-in-law
Peggy White Paulk.
He, was serving an additional
25-year-sentence for his attempted
murder .of ex-wife Eleanor Inez
A Florida Department of
Corrections spokesperson
confirmed that Melvin died of
natural causes in the prison's
housing dorm.
.He was 82 years old.
Born in Apalachicola, Melvin
was a World War II veteran of the
U.S. Navy and worked as a St. Joe
Paper Company security guard for
some 30 years.
Distraught, over what he
believed to be an unfair divorce
settlement, Melvin carried two
guns-a .22 derringer and a .357
Magnum revolver-into an alimony
modification hearing in Bailey's
chambers on the morning of July
28, 1987.
Melvin shot Bailey and
Huckeba's attorney, Ingles, in the
chambers, and murdered Paulk as
she ran upstairs calling her sister's
Huckeba fled the room and
traversed a catwalk leading to the
adjacent jail roof.
There, Melvin grazed her head
with a derringer bullet, before being
felled by Gulf County Sheriff Al
'Harrison, who fired from below.
(See MELVIN on Page 8A)

Mona Lisa Smiles in Beacon Hill

By Despina Williams
Star Staff Writer

She has the same regal
bearing, the same knowing look
and mysterious smile.
Leonardo da Vinci's celebrated
Mona Lisa is the pride of the
Louvre, but the next best thing
hangs on Dorothy Ingram's living
room wall.
It took 'Ingram five months
to complete the intricate tapestry
depicting da Vinci's masterpiece,
using a technique pioneered in

the 1600s by the Gobelin Tapestry
Manufactory in Paris.
Ingram, who also excels at
crochet and knitting, undertook her
first tapestry in the mid-1960s.
Her Beacon Hill home
showcases many completed
A massive tapestry of Francois
Boucher's pastoral piece, Sleeping
Shepherd, hangs in her dining
room and four small works
depicting the seasons are displayed
in her kitchen.
Ingram previously attempted

the Mona Lisa in 1982, but lost her
unfinished work on a flight from
Frankfurt, Germany to Dallas, Tex.
'For years, Ingram scoured
German Gobelin catalogues for the
pattern, but never saw another of
its kind.
When she shared her situation
with a friend in France, she
discovered that the patterns were
still being produced in Paris.
After months of waiting, Ingram
received her Monfa Lisa kit, which
resembles a paint-by-number, only
infinitely more complex.

A glance at Mona Lisa's
face reveals shadows and fine
'gradations in skin tone and several
colors of thread lend dimension to
the garment.
To complete the work, Ingram
enlisted the aid of her husband,
Apelkader, known to most residents
by his last name, Semman.
Ingram acknowledged
Semman's handiwork on the border
and some of the background, but
said he "gave up" when things got
"It was too difficult for him.

Not everyone-can do that. You have
to have a touch for it," she said.
Ingram toiled on the tapestries
for hours a day, working through
the pain of arthritis.
When her pesky cat, Peter,
decided to set up camp on Mona
Lisa's face, Ingram protected her
stitches under a thick towel.
Though the tapestry makes
,a lovely addition to her home,
Ingram does not look back fondly
on its creation.
"It was a lot of work and very
painful," she said.


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By Marie Logan
Star Staff Writer

Nothing at least as far
as mosquitoes are concerned
- gets by B.J.
That's because Barbara
,Jean (B.J.) Alderman is
rapidly becoming an expert
in the identification of
And the implications
of her expertise have long-
ranging and healthful benefits
for all of Gulf County.
A Wewahitchka native
and graduate of Wewahitchka
High School, Alderman
joined the Gulf County
Mosquito Control about 18
months ago and within a
week was learning to identify
mosquitoes, she said.
"I began taking home
the books and studying the
mosquitoes to teach myself,"
Alderman said.

And that has been her
job ever since.
Now she is set to
join the elite ranks of
mosquito identifiers who
attend the Advanced
Mosquito Identification and
Certification Course at the
Florida Medical Entomology
Laboratory in Vero Beach.
But some may wonder
why anyone needs to spend
time, let alone effort, to
identify mosquitoes. After all,
a skeeterr is just a skeeterr,
especially when they're all
biting you, right?
But according to
Mark Cothran, assistant
director of the Gulf County
Mosquito Control program,
"without knowing the type
of mosquitoes in an area,
we can't decide how to best
control them."
There are currently more
than 76 species ofmosquitoes

in Florida, Cothran said,
"and there's great value in
having someone who can
correctly identify them.
"If we know what types
of mosquitoes are in one
area, we can buy separate
chemicals for those areas
and can target each type
for a greater kill," Cothran

Through proper
identification, Mosquito
Control ,can also identify
which mosquitoes are pests
only and which ones are viral
carriers, he added.
"It's sort of like going
fishing," Cothran explained
further. "If you're going bass

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(Above right) A view of a lovebug under B.J. Alderman's
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fly rod, you'd use
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exactly which species
of mosquitoes are in the
county also allows Mosquito
Control to target them with
specific pesticides, which,
in turn, allows less use of
chemicals overall because of
the targeting, Cothran said.
There are only about 10
species of mosquitoes in Gulf
County that can replicate the
dangerous viruses like West
Nile and Equine Encephalitis,
Cothran said.
By proper identification;
Mosquito Control can spray
That's where Alderman
comes in.
She will be one of only
20 people from across the
United States attending the

March 2008 session of the
identification course
in Vero Beach.
Only 20

are chosen
to spend one week
studying adult mosquito
identification and one week
on larvae identification.
The course is taught
through the University of
Florida, Department of
Agriculture and Consumer
Alderman has worked
hard to reach the level where
she can attend the school.
She had already
logged multiple hours in
prerequisite classes on
mosquito identification,
and when Cothran saw her
enthusiasm and commitment
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2A Thursday, September 27, 2007 The Star, Port St. Joe, FL Established 1937

County Commission Wades Through

Sludge and Construction Quagmires

By Marie Logan
Star Staff Writer
The Gulf County Board
of County Commissioners is
tired of giving extensions.
That was the decision
commissioners made Tuesday
night on two issues regarding
construction projects for the
county by Cathey Construction
of Mexico Beach.
County administrator
Don Butler presented the com-
missioners with two change
orders dealing with the storm
shelter in Honeyville and the
Gulf County courthouse roof.
Butler said Brian Cathey,
owner of the construction com-
pany that was awarded both
bids, had asked for a 70- day
extension on the Honeyville
project, and a 77-day exten-
sion for the courthouse roof
The change orders also
requested almost $29,000 for
an overrun in the storm shel-
ter job, and $49,000 in over-
run costs for the courthouse
When Butler told the
board he had examined the
Honeyville project with Preble
Rish engineer Bill Kennedy,
and they recommended the
change order, commission-
er Carmen McLemore was
emphatic in his belief no
extension should be allowed.
"He's had all his exten-
sions," McLemore told the
board. "This is my final deci-
sion. He will follow his con-
tract and we will fine him every
day he is not prepared."
McLemore's district
includes Honeyville.
Commissioner Billy
Traylor, who also represents
the Wewahitchka area, pushed
for an extension for Cathey.
Commissioner Nathan

Peters 'made a motion to
extend Cathey's time for an
additional ,35 days, which
Traylor seconded, saying that
was "more than fair."
When county attorney Tim
McFarland told the board 'that
Cathey's contract deadline for
completion of the storm shel-
ter was Sept. 23, the board
determined that only 29 days
could be justified for an exten-
The .board voted 3-1
(McLemore dissenting) to
approve the cost change order
and the 29-day extension to
Cathey, with a final comple-
tion date of Oct. 22, according
to McFarland.
When the board imme-
diately moved to the discus-
sion of the courthouse roof,
McLemore said, "We have to
make these contractors follow
these contracts."
Traylor agreed, saying, "If
the contract has a penalty
clause in it, then enforce it."
Butler said the court-
house roof project, which
began Dec. 23, 2006 and had
a completion date of Sept.
19 of this year, had already
received a 21-day extension.
When Traylor asked
where the money was coming,
from to pay for the cost over-
runs, Butler bluntly replied,
"From the same pot of money
we don't have money in," elic-
iting laughter from the board
and the audience.
Butler told the commis-
sioners the county would
"have to borrow money to
pick up loose ends."
The motion to grant an
extension on the courthouse
roof job until Dec. 20 and
the cost change order passed
In other business con-
ducted at the meeting:

Nel h e ad, Inc

Gulf County Sheriff Joe
Nugent asked the board to
make a decision about return-
ing $50,000 to his depart-
ment budget to pay for raises
for deputies.
The board had tabled the
topic at the Sept. 24 second
public budget hearing.
McFarland told the board
that they could talk about it,
but could not make a deci-
sion until after October 1, the
beginning of the new 2007-08.
fiscal year.
He also told the board
they could vote on the concept
of placing Animal Control
under the Sheriff's Office,
but, again, could not actually
do so until Oct. 1.
The board voted 4-0 to
approve both measures in
concept, and vote to make
them reality after Oct. 1.
Nugent had offered, to
take over Animal Control
for the county if the Animal
Control budget and vehicles
were moved to his office to
fund the operation.
The current Animal
Control budget is $102,000,
according to the board.
Nugent told the board he
had already talked to a former
Animal Control officer who
had worked for the county for
15 years, and the man was
ready to return to work for
Animal Control.
McLemore said he
believed the only way Animal

Control "will work is through
the Sheriff's Office."
Two members of the
newly appointed sludge over-
sight committee, a citizen's
advisory task force, addressed
the board with questions con-
cerning the setup and pur-
pose of the committee.
Elinor Cunningham
and Tim Stein, residents of
Wetappo Creek, asked com-
missioners about the type of
committee the board wanted,
qualifications for membership
on the committee, the scope
of the committee's work, its
mission and the actual results
the board will be looking for,
and board liability for com-
mittee members.
After discussion, it was
decided by the board that
the sludge oversight commit-
tee will:
Be an advising commit-
tee to the Gulf County Board
of County Commissioners;'
Will .operate under
Florida Sunshine laws;
Will add Joe' Danford,
solid waste director for the
county, to the committee;
Use other officials as
resource people (such as Port
St. Joe and Wewahitchka city
managers Lee Vincent and
Don Minchew, respectively);
Look into any sludge
coming into Gulf County, take
the information they gather to
the board and let the board
handle any issues.


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The board also said the
county will not have any more
liability for this committee
than they do for any other
similar committee.
Commissioners then
instructed the sludge over-
sight committee to put its own
particular safety precautions
in place as needed in investi-
gating sludge issues.
Traylor requested the
board "turn Mr. McFarland
loose" on the former auditing
firm that has never completed
the additional audit of the
Gulf County Sheriff's Office.
The motion passed 4-0.
Keith Jones, CPA, in Port
St. Joe, completed the general
county audit, but according
to the county commissioners
and Nugent, has never com-
pleted the additional audit
of the Sheriff's Office, yet
has been paid approximately
$16,000 for it, according to
the board.
The new auditing firm has
told the board and the sheriff
that they see no reason the
audit cannot be completed.
Dr. Patricia Hardman,
representing the. Coastal
Community Association,
asked the board to do some-
thing to create safer driv-
ing conditions on' S.R.30-A
between Dead Man's Curve
and the Franklin County line.

She cited the recent death
of a young Gulf County teen
on the road, and told com-
missioners that the curves
are not properly banked, the
edges and shoulders of the
road are not properly main-
tained and are crumbling,
and there are no reflectors or
white lines on the road.
Barnes replied that
he had just talked to Gulf
Asphalt Company and. they
were working with the board
to install s6me sort of safety
McLemore asked the
board to grant him permis-
sion to hold a Kid's Day fish-
ing tournament for children
ages 12 and under on Nov.
17 at Honeyville Park near
The motion passed 4-0
and also agreed to advertise
the event in the local news-
A bass club has volun-
teered to run the tournament,
using the park pond, which is
overstocked by about 500 cat-
fish, according to McLemore.
Children can sign up for
the event at the Gulf County
Road Department and the
Gulf County Public Works
Deadline for entry is Nov.

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Taxing Propaganda

To listen to and observe the railing and finger-
pointing toward Tallahassee by area and county
elected officials would border on the comical if there
weren't real lives being impacted.
If areal working, folks weren't being driven
from their homes or toward foreclosure by onerous
property taxes and insurance, then this little waltz
local officials are performing to avoid responsibility
might seem a scene from a classic television sitcom.
Unfortunately for taxpayers, this is reality
And to cut through some of the haze of
disingenuous propaganda, it is worth having a bit of
a primer on those TRIM. notices, particularly since
the state once again has underscored for a local
delegation once again from Bay County that if
relief is the goal, look local not toward Tallahassee.
For starters, toss out the School Board, any
School Board.
The ability of a local school district to impact
property tax bills and budgets is as limited as the
vision demonstrated by too many local lawmakers.
The fact is that school budgets for the 67-plus
districts there are more public school districts than
counties in Florida in the state are determined by
state lawmakers when they meet each spring.
They determine the funding formula per
student, they determine, based on property rolls, the
percentage of public school funding required locally
in each county. The state's formula determines
the money that will be earmarked for day-to-day
To lump school boards in with county and
municipal governments as a target for public outcry
over property taxes is like tossing oranges into the
apple barrel. The outcome doesn't compute.
The only area where 'a school board has any
leeway at all is in capital spending, the money devoted
to outfitting schools, and, at least in Gulf County,
school board members have been so cognizant of the
need for tax relief they have probably cut too much in
a district with many aging buildings.
As for county government, with Bay County
commissioners urging their counterparts in Gulf
County to join their efforts to fight the state, a bit of
perspective is all that is required.
Commissioners expressed no heartburn
whatsoever about the current system of -assessing
property taxes during much of this decade, a period
during which rising property values helped fill county
coffers to overflow.
There was little hue and cry from commissioners
as propertytax collections increased annuallybetween
2001 and 2005 by 13.6 percent, 15.3 percent, 15.1
percent,. 31.2 percent and 2.5.6percent.
Ponder that for a moment five straight years of
double-digit tax increases, including two years of tax
increases of at least 25 percent.
Commissioners weren't blaming state lawmakers
and the governor as their budget from property tax
collections ballooned from $6.2 million to more than
$13 million in the span of five years.
This is why the state, in taking a stab'at property
tax relief, mandated that Bay, Gulf and Franklin cut
by the maximum on state lawmakers' sliding scale,

9 percent.
But a 9 percent cut to a budget that has grown
by some 150 percent this decade represents a nick,
not even a slice.
If county commissioners were to enter the way-
back machine and dial it in to return to just a few
years ago, they would again see taxpayers, outraged
at the Commission's spendthrift ways and the gag-
reflex tax bills that resulted, urging the county, not to
kill the golden goose that laid all that money on the
commissioners' doorsteps.
Now that the goose is on life-support, suddenly
someone else is to blame, be it state lawmaker or any
other entity or individual that can be fitted for the
role and the black hat.
As state officials have now told a delegation
from Bay County two years running, if property tax
relief is the goal, brakes must be applied to county
That, however, has proved too difficult a
concept to understand, let alone execute, for county
commissioners whb find it easier to assign blame on
others than accept the reality that they have binged
on the public dole this decade.
While it has been stated in this space repeatedly,
it is worth another mention and another and
another until the message sinks in.
The worry of so many working folks that The St.
Joe Company or any other developer will turn this
slice of paradise into one reserved for the filthy rich
is, in fact, wildly misguided.
Because before St. Joe or any developer has a
chance to turn this into a playground strictly for the
wealthy, the Board of County Commissioners will
have beaten them all to the punch.
And no amount of finger-pointing or propaganda
will change that fundamental reality.

Civic Minded
Those of a certain generation remember well the
role that civics class played during high school,
How government worked, how things were
accomplished, seemed essentials to understanding
how this thing called America worked and thrived.
Too much these days, such timely subjects
are eclipsed in the mania that is the Florida
Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) and the
school grading formula.
And so Gulf County is fortunate to have teachers
such as Matt Bullard, who teaches government at
Wewahitchka High School. Teach is insufficient,
Bullard engages.
Whether a survey of cell phone usage among
students last year or a lobbying campaign to widen the
Wetappo Creek Bridge on S.R. 22 this year, Bullard's
students are learning the basic building blocks of
how government works, how it impacts lives.
He is also,teaching them the essential role
for citizens: questioning government, seeking
Somehow it is not hard to imagine that when
some of his students are asked 10, 15 or 20 years
from now about a teacher who impacted their lives,
taught them valued lessons, one of the first names off
their tongues will be that of Mr. Bullard.



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Momentum Stalled

First, a disclaimer: I am a
member of the board of directors
of the Community Development
Corporation and have been since
the corporation evolved from
the county's Affordable Housing
Coalition a few years ago.
That said, there was a tinge
of dismay last
week when the
City of Port St.
Joe decided
to divert some

e a r k e d
for the CDC
toward the
Senior Citizens
Center and
Tim Croft an affordable
Star News housing line
Editor item in the city's
It was an
unambiguous sign that despite
good intentions, a revolution that
seemed to have such momentum
three or four years ago has devolved
'I am partly to.blame, this is a
mea culpa.
Certainly, part of the issue is
a real estate market that has lost
considerable steam.
When nobody seems to be
buying, housing for the workforce
- the firemen, the police officers,
the emergency medical personnel -
becomes almost an afterthought.
But what has happened to that
momentum, as an insider at the
table, is a textbook case of how
good intentions stray for a variety
of reasons, from something as
simple as lack of resources or clear
goals to personal agendas and turf
The Affordable Housing
Coalition has become a shell of
what it once was.
If a dozen people show up for
the quarterly meetings, which used
to attract a cross-section of 30-50
folks from the community, it is
cause for celebration.
CDC has done a tremendous
job with the SHIP program, but the
reality is we still have little beyond
the paperwork to establish a
Community Land Trust that seems
to be another of those turf battles
involving personal agendas to show
for our efforts.
Habitat for Humanity of Gulf

County, meanwhile, has been
warned of potential decertification
from the international governing
body due to a lack of tangible
progress in constructing a house
for a needy family, as well as other
We must take city
commissioners at their word in
saying that the money earmarked
for the CDC could be put to badly-
needed use by the Senior Citizens
Center, which is facing budget cuts
from the county.
But it was a bitter pill
nonetheless considering where
things were a few short years ago.
There was a well-attended.
summit at the community college
followed by a series of retreats and.
The CDC evolved and took
action on a number of fronts, from
homebuyer classes to seeking
non-profit status to ironing out
the framework of a Community
Land Trust, for which there was
a significant community lobbying
The county had signed on, with
one commissioner calling for an
ordinance or policy of some kind
concerning affordable housing,
urging developers to step up to
the plate in providing workforce
St. Joe Company president/
CEO Peter Rummell made,
workforce housing a central focus
of his keynote address during the
county Chamber of Commerce's
annual banquet.
Momentum was a rolling
But gradually things have
chipped away to where the city's
action last week could be fairly
called a wake up call for all those
in the community who believe in
advocating for workforce housing.
I will leave it to others to,
dissect what has thrown the wheels
off the track, but here are a couple,
of thoughts.
John Hendry's departure'
from The St. Joe Company and'
the CDC board silenced one of the
most outspoken voices advocating
affordable housing.
That voice has not been
replaced and the Community Land
Trust, to which St. Joe is essential,

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God Might "Writ" His "Habeas Corpus"

Did you hear about the fellow
out in Kansas that is suing God? It
seems he's blaming God for every
natural and unnatural thing that
has ever happened. I just shook my
head at this one. And when I found
out he was a member of the state
legislature---well, the action fell into
a more proper perspective...
His claim goes something like
this, "God has made terrorist threats
against the senator and his constitu-
ents, has inspired fear and caused
widespread death and destruction
through such things as floods, hur-
ricanes and tornadoes." I would say
the fellow might want to set his own
house in order...but I'm not the
one that is going to be judging this
It does get me to thinking. Suing
seems to be "in style" this year. And,
Heaven help me, I do want to be
fashionable at all cost! If he can sue
God I should be allowed to sue some
folks I've had "ought" against over
the years.
Mother would be the first per-
son I would sue. She fed me strained
bananas when I was too young to
protest. That's got to fit somewhere
down in the "cruel and unusual pun-
ishment" clause. Now, if I was put
under oath, I'd have to admit that I
don't remember eating one spoon-


ful. Honesty compelled
her years ago to testify to
me that I didn't like them. -
The thought today of that
squooshy mess sliding
down my tiny gullet is
grounds for legal action!
If she tried to fight
me on this, I'd introduce
the baby carrots and
the mixed peas. There
was definitely collusion
between her and the
Gerber Company. Maybe I could
get a co-defendant named and go
to arbitration on this one. Mom's
pleadings that she did it for my
health just wouldn't hold water.
.I would love to sue Leon! There
is no court in the land (except maybe
in California) that could not find in
my favor. And you could throw out
the "cruel and unusual punishment"
stuff. Leon came right at you with
direct blows to the head. And stom-
ach. And arms. It happened so often
that it was "usual". He would tell any
jury today that he was invoking his
inherit big brother rights in order to
"toughen me up some". I could bring
him to, court for "diminishing" my
'Course, I got use to the fights.
What I didn't get use to were things,
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Nicky Joe Stafford "unbuckled" the
red light off of Aaron Pinson's police
cruiser and hooked it up to the juke-
box out at Frank's Dairy Bar. Judy
Seratte pushed B-11, Dion and the
Belmonts cut down on "Ruby" and
the red light commenced to flashing!
The crowd went wsildl Leon handed
me the crescent wench and wire
pliers and disappeared. I was still
standing there, marveling at how
they did that, when Aaron Pinson
and my Father walked in. Daddy
whipped me from Frank's parking
lot all the way out to where the black
top ended on Stonewall Street.
I don't know if they have a stat-
ute of limitations on being stupid.
Robert Holmes Brewer wouldn't
stand a chance if I could get him in
court. He threw the cherry bomb in
amongst those big eared animals on

Mule Day. I just stood close by when
the stampede started. I might have
loaned him a match---I'm taking the
fifth on that today. The only crime
you could pin on me was laugh-
ing when Harley Gallimore's set of
matched grays ran up the steps of J.
A. Abernathy's Hardware store with
Sally Gallimore bouncing half in and
half out of that old buggyl Daddy
whipped me from the south side of
Woodrow Kennon's Grocery Store to
just north of our front porch!
Brewer also put the sulfur in the
boiler at the high school. They near
'bout had to turn school out. The
auditorium smelled like rotten eggs
for days. Pam Collins threw up for a
solid week. And I got called into the
office and grilled by the principal. It
was a clear cut case of ex post facto
law on display!
Let me tell you what Dad did
that might open him up for litiga-
tion. When I was fourteen years old
and way too young for a drivers
license he MADE me drive that trac-
tor from sun up to sun down. I'd
take it to town if he needed a load
of seed. After I turned sixteen and
became a valid licensed driver he
steadfastly refused to let me have
the car for a cruise around the Dairy
Bar! Something ain't right here! I
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misfeasance or nolo contender at
work. But it didn't matter, then or
now. I ain't suing my Father! Not in
this lifetime! He'd come back from
the grave and whip me from the Gulf
County line all the way up to Bangor,
I should sue Billie Jean Barham.
I dated her in high school. I bought
her a Scarab bracelet. A mood ring..
An almost genuine fur jacket. And'
more than one bottle of Channel No..
5 in the year or so that we "went"
together. She dropped Mle like -a
hot rock for the drummer in Lefty
Wiggleton's Band. You talk about,
compensatory damages!
I've been thinking about suing,
the college advisor who told me,,
"Calculus will really benefit you later
on in life."
I would like to sue my children.'
They broke every window in the:
house at least once. They knocked.
a hole in the bathroom wall. They;
sprayed mustard on my kitchen ceil-.
ing and immediately tried to cover
it up with some gosh awful semi-,
white paint that didn't come close,
to matching. They buried my screw-,
drivers and billfold in the back yard.'
They brought pet rats into the house,
that chewed up my carpet. They set:
my car on fire. And then they moved
I can't sue them because the,
other witness in the house will take'
their side. She did in every "case" for'
over twenty years. It was collusion at'
its worst!
You can clearly see there are,
lots of folks that need suing in my'
life. And I might get around to some.
on them one day. But you can rest,
assured God ain't going to be one of'
them! Ever! I'd be too afraid that He
might show up to defend Himself..



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Still Plenty of Fat

Dear Editor:
Citizens of Bay County
should rejoice. Their
commissioners are taking
a stand against the State
methodology for property
tax assessment. I hope that
their actions spread like a
California wildfire on a dry
and windy day. Here in Gulf
County, property owners are
stuck with the tax and spend
habits of Commissioners
Gone Wild. I recently had
the pleasure of attending
the first of two Gulf County
Commission meetings
pertaining to 'the upcoming
fiscal budget. Let me say that
when the meeting was over,
I felt as if I had shown up at
the emergency room with a
severed limb and was given
a band-aid, some adhesive
tape and a very high bill.
Commissioners excluding
Bill Williams wrangled and
debated among themselves
to try to figure out a way to
continue taxing the citizens
of Gulf County to the point of
bankruptcy. Commissioner
Peters made a valiant effort
to comply with the state
suggested decrease of a
whopping NINE-PERCENT.
I would think that since
tax assessments have
increased by more than
over the last ten years that
trimming 'NINE-PERCENT
would be very simple.
Unfortunately, this was not
the case. Commissioners
with the exception of Bill
Williams were unwilling to
make the tough decisions
'that are required to actually
provide substantial relief
to local taxpayers. For
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topics of budget reduction
was a decision to turn off the
lights at county parks. WOW!
What a sacrifice! Correct me
if I am wrong, but aren't
most parks closed shortly
after dark? Commissioner
Mclemore stated that he
had already undertaken this
strategy by having a county
employee turn off lights at
certain parks. This is a very
good example of the wasteful*
stewardship of tax revenue -
by. our government. Take
into account the expense of
paying a county employee
wages, providing a county
car with county gas and
county insurance to turn off
the lights on a daily basis.
Wouldn't we be better off
installing a timer on the
lights? A timer would cost
less than one hundred
dollars. It would work seven
days a week, three hundred
and sixty five days a year..
It wouldn't need a car, gas,
insurance, wages, benefits,
etc. It wouldn't call in sick. At
the end of its time it wouldn't
draw a retirement pension.
By his statement and actions
Mr. McLemore demonstrated
that he just isn't committed to
providing relief to taxpayers.
Mr. McLemore isn't the
only commissioner that
made questionable choices.
Commissioner Traylor made
a grand announcement at
the beginning of the meeting
that he would not make any
cuts that would cost jobs.
This indicates that he doesn't
have the guts to make the
tough decisions that need
to be made in order to cut
expenses. Let's reflect back
over the last few years. The
paper mill closed. Result
loss of more than 400 jobs.
The hospital closed. Result
loss of more than 100 jobs.

The railroad closed. More
jobs lost. IGA and Rainbow
grocery stores closed. More
jobs lost. St. Joe Telephone
sold. More jobs lost. Arizona
Chemical had cutbacks.
More jobs lost. The recent
collapse of the local
construction industry meant
more hard working citizens
lost their jobs. The list goes
on and on. Many of the.
aforementioned have found
new jobs. Some have/started
their own businesses. Some
unfortunately had to relocate
to find gainful employment. It
seems that the private sector
has more than paid their
dues. It is time that this pain
should be shared among
the public service sector. I,
understand Commissioner
Traylor's commitment to
keep the jobs of all of the
county employees. He wants
the votes. However keeping
surplus employees should
not be done at the expense of
our community survival. We
need to carefully examine the
budgets of each department
and not only trim the fat, but
also start making cuts to the
bone. I feel certain that some
departments are overstaffed
and some understaffed.
We should be reassigning
personnel accordingly.. We
can consolidate departments
under one manager instead
of having a department head
for each. Let's be honest our
focus should be on keeping
the people who actually
operate the :shovel and
eliminating the people who
merely stand around and
watch while the shoveling.
occurs. We clearly have a
case of too many chiefs and
not enough Indians. Perhaps
some of the work by county
personnel would be more
efficiently and economically

By Gail Alsobroo

New Beginnings

October marks the
beginning a new era for
redevelopment-an era when
visioning shifts into action.
Tremendous community
input, and support through
the 20 plus workshops over
the past year, combined with
the contribution of top-notch
professionals, have resulted
in the document we call the
"Revised Redevelopment
Plan" that includes both
the former "Downtown
Redevelopment Area (DRA)"
and the expanded North Port
St. Joe area.
We appreciate the

very public support of
the communities and of
individuals who have given of
their time freely to attend our
meetings and workshops.
You have each contributed to
the future of the city in a very
real and positive manner. We
offer a huge thanks to Mayor
Mel, who has attended many
such meetings and has been
a vocal and appreciated
supporter of botl the
agency and of the expanded
area. Thanks to those who
attended the Williams Avenue
Improvements workshop
last week; because of your
comments we continue to
improve our plans. Such' is

the way of redevelopment...a
very public, ongoing
community effort.
The City of Port. St.
Joe is preparing to adopt
the revised redevelopment
plan. Over the past 18 years,
the redevelopment agency
has been working from the
original 1989 version, Times
change and priorities change.
Additional neighborhoods
in the city both require and
deserve the focus of attention
and funding that a CRA
provides. For this reason, we
request the City approve the
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accomplished by outsourcing
to private businesses? These
are just a few of the options
that we should consider in
curtailing county expenses.
In fact, commissioners
should keep an open mind
and leave no stone unturned
when searching for ways to
save money.
Saving money isn't the
only avenue to providing
relief to the taxpayer.
Leaders need to look for
alternative revenue sources
that lessen the burden on
property owners. There are
a lot of people that do not
own property living in Gulf
County, but they utilize the
services that are funded by
property owner's taxes. Is it
really fair to expect only one
group to pay for the services
that everyone uses? I say no!
Should property owners and
private businesses be the
only entities that suffer? I
say no! Should we continue
to elect commissioners
that refuse to adhere to the
wishes of their constituents?
I say nol Over and over again
I heard citizens demand
countywide voting, only
to be ignored by all of the
commissioners except Bill
Williams. Are these the type
of leaders we want? Do we
want leaders who can't make
the tough choices and refuse
to adhere to the demands of
the people that elected them,
leaders who continue to tax
and spend as if money grows
on trees? Again I say no!

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seems lost in the fog of
density credits and agendas
among the Board of County
The federal civil rights
lawsuits clearly caused
bruised feelings on all sides
and erected walls that seem
poured of personal agendas
and turf protection as
opposed to altruistic goals.
I am reminded of one
former CDC board member,
who, when faced with a
difficult issue boiled it down
to a single question: how
would it impact the mission
of the CDG.
Add it all up and this is
a bad time for the working
folks in the county who
desire homeownership.
Property tax bills remain
sky high, property insurance
is wreaking havoc and the
community's momentum
toward providing housing to
the workforce, the very fabric
of the county, seems to be
This is a sad time for
some of us who advocated
for affordable housing

because we had found our
postcard and dreamed for
a way to remain, to make
homeownership in this piece
of heaven reality.
I remained on the CDC
board for one fundamental
Season I was the one
member of the board who
actually needed the CDC
to succeed in bringing
affordable housing to Gulf
County in order to ensure a
roof over my family's head.
:' Now that hope is stalled
and it just doesn't feel that it
had to end up that way.
Too many egos, too many
agendas, too much asserting
.of power for the sake of
asserting power, too much
protection of turf conspired
against hundreds of families
around the county.
; ..' .That isn't how any of
this affordable housing effort
But if that is a reflection
of what ultimately happens.
to selfless attempts at public
service, of public outreach,
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Experienced Teachers Join Port St. Joe Middle School Faculty

By Despina Williams and
Tim Croft
Star Staff Writers

Port St. Joe Middle
School welcomed two
new teachers to its faculty
this year, Port. St. Joe
native Pausha Player and
Apalachicola resident Serena

Pausha Player
Though she left Port St.
Joe to begin her teaching
career, Player has returned
home to stay.
"It's so wonderful to
be back," said Player, who
teaches sixth grade world
history and seventh grade
geography at Port St. Joe
Middle School.

A 1994 Port St. Joe
High School graduate, Player
earned a bachelor's degree
in social science with a
concentration in history and
a master's degree in social
science education from
Florida State University.
After completing her
internship in Tallahassee,
Player was unable to land a
teaching job and worked for
one year for the Florida Bar
education program.
Player felt unfulfilled at
work, and longed to return
to the classroom.
Player and husband,
Jeff, moved to Central
Florida, where she spent
three years teaching sixth
grade geography at Teague
and Markham Wood Middle

Though' she liked
the area's schools and
warm climate, Player felt
After the birth of their
now six-month-old son,
Grady, the Players decided
to return to their hometown.
"In our minds, it was
time to get closer to family,"
said Player.
Player joined the faculty
of Port St. Joe Middle School,
where she is surrounded by
familiar faces.
Most of the school's
faculty taught Player, and
several made a lasting
Player credits Judy
Williams with inspiring
her love of history and Pat

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Port St. Joe Middle School's new sixth grade world history and seventh grade geography
teacher, Pausha Player.

Lowery with introducing
her to her favorite poet, Walt
Player gave her son the
middle name "Whitman,"
and recently shared the news
with Lowery.
"I told her that and she
almost started crying," said
The middle school
faculty has welcomed Player

with open arms.
"They've been very
welcoming and I think' it
makes them feel good that
people from Port St. Joe have
a desire to come back," said
Player, though she noted, "I
worry constantly about not
impressing them."
Player already has big
plans for the school year. She
will ensure her students are
up-to-date on current events
ahd her lessons will have a
multicultural focus, which
she believes is particularly
important for students from
a small town.
"We're so far removed
from a lot of things here,"
noted Player. "Not everyone
can travel around the world.
It's my job to bring the world
into the classroom."
Player speaks with
enthusiasm about her sixth
and seventh graders, who

make her laugh on a daily
basis, and her love for
teaching is evident.
"A lot of people wake up
every morning and think, 'I
don't want to go to work,"
said Player. "And 'I've never
had that ever, which kind of
confirms to me that I went
into the right field."

SSerena Mirabella
There must be a teaching
chromosome breathing
within Serena Mirabella's
family tree.
Mirabella's grandmother
was a teacher, her mother
was a teacher. She also has a
sister teaching.
Education, in other
Words, is hard-wired into
"It's family history,"
Mirabella said. "It's a family

(See TEACHERS on Page 7A)

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Teachers- From Page 6A

Tim Croft/The Star

Serena Mirabelle teaches sixth through eighth grade

She has been teaching
for 19 years, 15 years spent
with the Franklin County
School System.
Prior to that she taught
at a military-base school in
North Carolina where her
husband, Al, now a retired
Marine pilot, was stationed.
Mirabella has spent
much of that time as a
reading teacher or reading
coach; teaching at Chapman
Elementary and Carrabelle

reading at the middle school.
"My mother was
someone I admired. I never
changed my major in college,
although I thought about.
going into medicine in high
school. But that didn't last.
long. I stayed with a primary
education major in college."
While a newcomer to
Port St. Joe Middle School,
where she is teaching reading
for grades 6-8, Mirabella is
an experienced teacher.

High schools during her
tenure in.Franklin County.
"I still have a lot of
affection for the teachers
I know and worked with
back in Franklin County,"
Mirabella said.
Reading, to recite a
cliche, is fundamental and
Mirabella brings that sort of
passion to her classroom.
She spent much time in
Franklin County as a reading
coach, providing support
to teachers throughout the
district, from elementary to
high school. i
That experience
provides the background to
understand the challenges of
teaching reading to today's.
students, who consider text
something you punch out on
the cell phone.
"As a reading teacher
I can have a real impact on
students," Mirabella said,
"teaching reading strategies
and reading skills."
Her students typically
take two reading classes
each day, providing
accelerated growth in a core
subject of both learning and
achievement on the Florida
Comprehensive Assessment
Mirabella said she
takes a measured approach,
urging her students to take
their time, thoroughly mull
over what they've read
before moving on to the next
paragraph, chapter or book.
"I want. them to think
through what they are
reading," Mirabella said. "I
want them to stop and think
about what they have read.
"I want to make reading
relevant in their lives."
And while technology can
create different viewpoints
about the meaning of "text,"
Mirabella said her classes
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16 Commission meeting.
The greater public good is
served through adoption of
the plan.
To this end, we encourage
you each and all to attend
the City-sponsored town hall
meeting for public comment
on Thursday, September
27, at the Senior Citizens'
Center. This workshop will
begin at 5 p.m.
Throughout the spring,
the PSJRA distributed over
200 copies of the "draft plan"
to the public (also available
on our website www.
If you already have a copy,
please bring it with you. We
will have a few to share at the
meeting as well. New copies
will be printed and available
upon request after formal
approval of the plan.
This plan provides a
"framework" of potential
programs as well as a
"conceptual" budget and
"estimated" revenue over the
next 10 years. As priorities
change, the plan has the
built-in capacity to adjust
to new circumstances. This
redevelopment plan includes
a variety of new options and
allows the PSJRA to fund a
wider variety of programs
such as community
celebrations and festivals.
The essential element of
affordable housing has also
been added to the plan.
Approval of the. plan allows
the PSJRA to begin funding
programs in NPSJ and

growth," Mirabella said,
adding of the school that
has made earning an "A'
an almost annual exercise,
"This is a premier school
system. This is an excellent
"I've been welcomed here

in Franklin County with her
husband, now a real estate-
They have two children,
Angelina, a, what else,
teacher in New York and
John, who lives at home.

- From Page 5A

programs not included in the
previous plan.
The public overview
of the agency's direction
continues, as redevelopment
is a process of consensus.
The process is not ruled
by individual desires but
by the will of the majority.
While we welcome the
opinions of individuals, and
while those opinions, may
very well provide value and
adjustments to programs and
processes, nevertheless, this
is a group process to provide
the greatest benefit to the
community as a whole.

Please come and
show your interest in your
community and your support
for the redevelopment
efforts. There in only one
reason for a redevelopment
agency and that is to promote
and cultivate programs to
make a community more
successful, more vibrant and
more economically secure
than it was before. It is
simple for you to be a part
of our new beginning-just
show up and keep the dialog
going in public and standing
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instructors of the Advanced
Mosquito Identification and
Certification Course.

From Page 2A

AfterhearingthatCothran up a three-day, one-on-on
had such an interested and session with Alderman i3
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Connelly then told
Cothran to send Alderman's
application to the school,
and shortly after, Alderman
e was accepted to the 2008
a session.
Alderman's job puts her
both in the field and behind
a microscope every day.
She and the other two
mosquito control employees
certified for larvacide work
are constantly in ponds
and ditches throughout the
county, gathering samples
and determining the extent
of mosquito larvae.
She also spends
countless hours in the tiny
"lab" actually a shared
office room behind the Public
Works building on Tenth
Street peering through
a compound microscope,

Melvin -

Melvin's attorney, Robert
Moore, escaped without
Melvin's trail began in
May of 1988 at the Gulf
County Courthouse, which
saw an unprecedented
increase in security,
including the addition of a
metal detector at the front
The first high profile
Striple-murder to occur in a
rural courthouse, the Melvin
murders received national
attention and resulted
in increased courthouse
security throughout the
Despite the heinous
nature of Melvin's crimes,
Many in Port St. Joe
sympathized with him.
Friends and co-workers
i set up a legal defense fund in
Ihis name, and even Sheriff

SFrom Page 1

Al Harrison, who hii
dodged one of Mel
bullets, held no grudges
During a recent inter
with The Star, Harrison
he regarded Melvin as a
person with a good sen
humor who had, like i
men, become embittere
a divorce.
After seven days of
selection, presiding J
Carl Harper granted a ch
of venue, and Melvin's
moved to Pensacola.
The jury reached
decision on September
In' an advisory ve
delivered to Judge Harpe
jury opted not to recomn
the electric chair, c
Melvin's honorable mil
service, good reputation
the community and s

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identifying individual
Identifying some
mosquitoes means "actually
counting the number of
hairs on certain body parts,
or counting the number
and color of scales on
the mosquito," laughed
She then takes that
information and consults
giant manuals that lead her
step by identification step
through the maze of species
If all of that seems way
too much time to spend
on mosquitoes, consider
this: a Centers for Disease
Control report on 2007 West
Nile Virus activity in the
nation, as of Sept. 18, shows
that Florida has only had

Clyde Melvin

lange Harper exceeded state
trial sentencing guidelines, citing.
among other factors, the
its location of Melvin's crimes.
21, "Clyde Melvin committed
all four crimes in the'
rdict sanctuary of a courtroom-a
r, the place where litigants settle
nend their disputes peacefully-
:iting and in doing so, turned the
litary courtroom into a shooting
n in' gallery," Harper wrote in his
tated ruling.
Huckeba passed away
several years after the trial
"and Moore was killed in a
2000 car accident.
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courthouse slaying.
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Freeport Slips Past Gators

S By Tim Croft
Star News Editor

The impact player at
Gator Field on Friday night
was the rain.
Intermittent and often
heavy showers transformed
traction and ball-handling
into slippery adventures,
but visiting Freeport took
advantage when presented
with scoring opportunities
to come away with a 14-6
victory over Wewahitchka in
a District 1-1A opener for
both teams.
The. rain, which lasted
for most of the first three
quarters, doused both
The Gators finished with
89 total yards, minus four in
the second half. The Bulldogs
(1-2 overall) had 107 yards,
most of it coming from the
legs of Nathan Hendrickson
who had 48 rushing yards in
27 attempts.
The teams combined
to fumble the ball more
than a dozen times and
completed three total pass-
es, Wewahitchka's Chase
Harvey's fourth-quarter
completion the Gators' first
this season.
And while Wewahitchka
(1-2 overall) again struggled
in the air, the Gators previ-
ously reliable running attack
was absent other than a sec-
ond-quarter 68-yard touch-
down burst over right tackle
by Chance Knowles just as
the skies opened up once
"Our defense played
superbly, I could not ask
for more from the defen-
sive players or the defensive
coaches," said Wewahitchka
head coach Todd Lanter."
"Obviously, I'm doing some-
thing wrong. If I can't fix it,
this is going to be a long

"We are not executing
and we are putting the ball
on the ground."
The latter would prove
the difference Friday night.
Early in the second
quarter the Gators put the
ball on the ground with a
botched handoff at their 17.
With Hendrickson and
fullback C.J. Bates (six car-
ries, 31 yards) alternately
gaining short yardage,
Freeport went the 17 yards
in seven plays for the touch-
down. Hendrickson went
over from the 1 and the
extra point made it 7-0.
Then in the third quar-
ter the Gators again turned
the ball over in their territory
when Ryan Myers dropped a
pitch from Harvey at the 33.
Four plays later, facing
fourth-and-11, the- Bulldogs
gambled. They executed a
double-waggle to the right
side, quarterback Cole,
Weeks hitting the short man,
Josh Nelson, for 16 yards
and a first down.
Before it seemed the
Gators had a chance to buck
up from that deflating play,
Bates rumbled 19 yards up
the gut on a trap play for the
The extra point made
it 14-6, a seemingly insur-
mountable lead unless'
Freeport offered the Gators
an opening.
"Our whole philosophy
when we Went up 14-6 was
to not give them the ball,"
said Freeport coach Jim
Anderson. "We didn't want
them going 20 or 30 yard's
to score, we wanted them to
have to go 70 or 80 yards.
"This was a huge win for
us. This was just the second
varsity victory in, a year. We
are happy to get it."
The, Gators pulled to 7-6
on Knowles' second-quarter
dash, but the extra point

Photo courtesy of Micah Peak-

Wewahitchka struggled to runt the ball all night.

snap was dropped, a fitting
occurrence on a night when
incomplete snaps, missed
handoffs and dropped pass-
es were the norm.
The Bulldogs, who
allowed nearly 100 second-
quarter yards after the teams
combined for six in the
opening 12 minutes, com-
bined defense and the rain
to ensure the Gators never
threatened the red zone, let
alone the end zone in the

second half.
"Our whole focus is
defense and our defense
really did the job tonight,"'
Anderson said.
For the offensive-mind-
ed, so did the rain.

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Wewahitchka 0 6 0 0_6

Second quarter
F- Hendrickson 1 run (Coles
W Knowles 68 run (run

Third quarter
F Bates 19 run (Coles kick)

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Port St. Joe vs. Jay Postponed

By Tim Croft
Star News Editor

To fracture a familiar
adage, it was three of one,
three of the other for Coach
John Palmer last Friday
Palmer, coach of the Port
St. Joe Tiger Sharks, was
talking after a scheduled
game against Jay had been
The postponement was
due to Tropical Storm warn-
ings and inclement weather
to the west, with potential
impacts both for the game
and, more importantly, the
traveling back and forth from
distant Jay for the team.
The upside, if there
was one, was that the Tiger
Sharks had another week
to get some nicked up play-
ers, including Javon Davis,
Jordan McNair and Philip
Fuze, some needed rest.
Being able to postpone

the District 1-1A opener for
both teams without those
players in the lineup, or at
less.than 100 percent, partic-
ularly in the case of McNair,
who had knee surgery on
Sept. 17 and is expected to
be out' at least two weeks,
was a positive.
On the downside,
though, is what the post-
ponement will mean for the
Tiger Sharks' schedule dur-
ing the last week of October.
The Jay game will be
made up on Monday, Oct.
29. The Tiger Sharks, as
they would have last Friday,
will travel to Jay.
On Friday, Oct. 26, Port
St. Joe will host Freeport
and on Friday, Nov. 2, the
Tiger Sharks will travel to
Wewahitchka to face off
against their county foe.
So, while the chance to
rest after a 0-2 start and
heading into district play
had its attraction, Port St.

Joe will now face a week in
which it will host Freeport,.
travel to Jay three days later
and travel to Wewahitchka
three days after that.
The Jay game will be
played sometime during the
day, a specific time has not
been announced,. in order
that the Sharks return home
at a reasonable hour.
Three key district games
in the span of eight days,
meaning that Port St. Joe's
postseason hopes could very
well rest on what for the
Tiger Sharks will be the rem-
nants of Tropical Depression
The Sharks will now
open district play at 7:30
p.m. on Friday at Shark
Field against West Gadsden.
Then a trip to Sneads
before three-straight home
games heading into the cru-
cial final week of October.

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The benefit select shot
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who returned over 50% of
the gift certificates. A total
of over $3,000 was raised
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Golfers played-for S
First Place Team
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Third Place Team
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Bart Lowery and Blake Rish

Fourth Place Team
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Gold Tee Dennis
Red Tee Johanna

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14A Thursday, September 27, 2007 The Star, Port St. Joe, FL Established 1937 Serving Gulf County and surrounding areas for 69 years

Tough Week for Lady Gators

By Tim Croft
Star News Editor
Last week was not kind
to the Lady Gators' volleyball
as Wewahitchka (8-6 overall)
went winless in three
Monday, Sept. 17
Bay 3, Wewahitchka 1
The visiting Lady
Tornadoes took the first two
games and pulled away in
the fourth for the win, 25-20,
25-14, 25-27 and 25-16.
Nikita Miller led
Wewahitchka with nine
service points, one ace, nine
spikes, six kills and three

Kayla Williams has seven
service points, three aces,
eight spikes, three kills and
two digs; Sharee Addison
added seven service points,
two aces, two spikes and
two digs; Mary Taunton had
seven service points and 25
assists; and Kristen Yon had
six digs.
Tuesday, Sept. 18
Marianna 3,
Wewahitchka 2
Visiting Marianna won
the first two games and then
had to hold off a late rally by
the Lady Gators for a 25-20,
25-15, 14-25, 16-25, 16-14
Nikita Miller paced the

Lady Gators with 20 service
points, one aces, 14 spikes,
one kill and three digs.
Kayla Williams had
seven service points, two
aces, 10 spikes, five kills
and one dig; Natalya Miller
added 14 service points,
two aces, eight spikes,
three kills and four blocks;
Sharee Addison had 10
service points and seven
spikes; Mary Taunton had
five service points and 27
assists; and Meleah Lister
added seven digs.
Thursday, Sept. 20
Port St. Joe 3,
Wewahitchka 0
The home-standing Lady

Sharks swept three games to
hand Wewahitchka its third-
straight loss, 25-19, 25-17
and 26-24.
Nikita Miller had nine
service points, three aces,
eight spikes, one kill and one
dig for Wewahitchka.
Kayla Williams added
two service points, one ace,
12 spikes, two kills and one Player of the Week
dig; Natalya Miller had eight
service points, two aces, three Mary Taunton
spikes, three kills and two bl Taunton had i
ocks; Sharee Taunton had 1
Addison had three service service .points, thre
points and five spikes; spikes, three digs an
and Mary Taunton had 66 assists during th
four service points and 14 w

PSJHS Boys Golf

Team Plays Two

On September 6 the Port
St. Joe Boys golf team went
to Bay Dunes in Panama
City and participated in a
five-team meet., Rutherford
won the match with a nine
hole score of 175, followed
by Port St. Joe with 178,
Bozeman 190, Bay 194, and
Wewahitchka with a 240. .
Low medallist for the Sharks
was Grant Rish with a nine
hole score of 41 and Jacob
Combs with a 44.
On September 18 the ,.
Sharks traveled to Marianna
Oakes Golf Course. Chipley ;,:
hosted this nine-hole match. ,
Chipley won the dual match
with a team score, of 183.
The Sharks had a score of .
190. Low medallist for the
match was Grant Rish with
a score of 39, followed by
Jacob Combs 47.
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Lady Tiger

Sharks Down

By Jonathan Davidson
Star Staff Writer
Thursday night:
September 20th, Port St;
Joe hosted a match against
Wewahitchka at its Dome;
securing the team's -firt
straight-games victory of tite
The Lady Gators fror
Wewahitchka dogged the Port
SSt. Joe Lady Tiger Sharks all
night. The first game was 25-
19 in the Lady Sharks' favor;
but by the third the Lady
Gators forced overtime until
the Lady Sharks could pull.
out a two-point win, 26-24.
Port St. Joe won the
second game by the largest
margin: 25-17. It was also,
however, the game with the
most Port St. Joe errors.
"I'm proud they are
improving their record," Port
St. Joe coach Wayne Taylor
said. "It was a tough match...
[and] an all-around team
As a team, the Lady
Sharks had cumulative stats
of 16 kills, 14 service aces;
and 31 digs.
Almost one-third of
the kills belonged to Alesha
Smiley who made five'. Angela
Canington made four of the
service aces.
Mariah Johnson balanced
with four kills and three aces.
Heather Brinkmeir made
nine defensive digs, easily
surpassing her teammates by
150% in this stat. She also
received nine ofWewahitchka's.
Kaelyn Williams made 10
of the team's 13 assists.
The passing percentage
for the Lady Sharks was high
at 74 percent, but the dig
percentage was an impressive
84 percent.
Port St. Joe played at
home again against West
Gadsden on Tuesday night,
Sept. 25.
More on that in next
week's story. The team travels
to Springfield Rutherford on


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holding a meeting that is open to the public,
on Tuesday, October 2, 2007, at 3:30 RM.
Eastern Time, in Room 307 of the Robert M.
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G. Costin, Sr., Blvd, Port St. Joe, Florida.

Everyone is welcome to attend.

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At the ceremony, Health Department administrator
commission for their support for the project.

Wewahitchka leaders such
as Mayor Ray Dickens,
who earlier expressed his
displeasure that the hospital
site is not equidistant
between Port St. Joe and
Echoing Williams,
Dickens thanked Kent for
"taking an interest in the
people from the north end of
the county."
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The Star, Port St. Joe, FL Thursday, September 27, 2007 SECTION B

Community Gearing Up for Golf Gala

By Marie Logan
Star Staff Writer

By the look of things, October at St.
Joseph's Bay Country Club won't be tee time
just for the men of Gulf Coun ty.
By the time the club's Oct. 7 second annual
Ladies Golf Association ILGA) Autumn Actibn
Scramble comes around, entire families will
be on the links for the game.
Patricia Hardman, chair of the
tournament, said they were expecting about
72 players, and have extended invitations to
golf associations within a 100-mile radius of
Port St. Joe.
The country club is actually located ,at
700 Country Club Road, about two miles east
of town on CR30A.
"We are offering a great opportunity for
families to play on a team together, but there
is also the added bonus of our location,"
Hardman said. "We are truly encouraging
entire families to come to Port St. Joe for this
"If some of the family members don't
want to play golf, they can go to the beach
for the day while the rest of the family hit the
links. It's a win-win situation for everybody,"
she said.
In addition to just providing fun, the
tournament this year will support two Gulf
County non-profit groups: Women Athletes
Supporting Women Athletes (WAsWA) and
Dyslexia Research's High School/High Tech
project, which will introduce students at
Port St. Joe High School with disabilities,'
especially learning disabilities, to achievable
careers in technology fields.
Even junior golfers from the Port St. Joe
High School girls' and boys' golf teams will be
Members of both teams and their
coaches were on hand at the country club
last week as Geri McCarthy, president of the
club's LGA, accepted a check for the girls'
team sponsorship from Joan Cleckley, Port'
St. Joe branch manager for Vision Bank, and
a check for sponsorship of the boys' team -
from Carol Dixon, vice president of Coastal
Community Bank.
Since. the tournament organizers are
encouraging junior golfers to play, they have
arranged team configurations to match all
skill levels.
Because each team must consist of a
division A, B, C, and D player, the LGA is
encouraging family members to play together.
There are specific rules for the teams to follow
regarding handicaps and team composition.
The cost is $50 per player, four-person
teams only, in the A-B-C-D breakdown,
with a 20 percent discount for country club
Entry fees include cart, greens fees and
dinner for the player.i The deadline to enter
is Sept. 29.
With organizers pushing the weekend
scramble as a family affair, the community is
turning out to participate with donated prizes,
team sponsorships and actual players.
All kinds of prizes have already been
collected, with more promised from area
As of press time, some of the prizes
included a Weber gas grill as the drawing
prize, furniture and home accessories, gift
baskets and wine.
All participants will receive goodie'

Members of the Port St. Joe High School girls' and boys' golf teams look on as Joan Cleckley of Vision Bank and Carol Dixon of Coastal
Community Bank present golf tournament sponsorship checks to Geri McCarthy, St. Joseph's Bay Country Club LGA president.
(L to R front row: Robyn Rennick (Dyslexia Research High School/High Tech coordinator), Joan Cleckley, Geri McCarthy, Carol Dixon)
(L to R back: Coach Belin, members of the Port St. Joe High School boys' and girls' golf teams, Coach Kurnitsky)

bags, Hardman said, plus. the chance to
win numerous door prizes. There will be a
dinner and awards ceremony following the
Hardman added that out of town golfers
can receive discounts on their weekend
rentals by going to www.cape2bayvacations.
com or
Saturday (Oct. 6) the course will be open
for a practice round with a $30 car/greens
The tournament, (Sunday, Oct. 7) begins
with a putting contest from 12 noon to 1
p.m. Eastern, and a shotgun start at 1 p.m.
Prizes include:
-$10,000 Hole-in-One
$600 cash First Place Team;
$400 cash Second Place Team;
$200 cash Third Place Team;
$100 cash Fourth Place Team;
Junior 'golfers will receive trophies
instead of cash prizes;
Closest to Pin (Women) two-night stay
at Red Bluff Cottage Bed and Breakfast,
Montgomery, Ala.;
Closest to Pin (Men) four-hour guided
fishing trip;
Closest to Line (Women) $75 cash;
Closest to Line (Men) $75 cash;
Donors to date include:
Tournament Sponsors:
Emerson Heating and Cooling, Howard
and Sons of Port St. Joe, Tapper Foundation
-Major Sponsors: The Appliance

Kathryn Arnold (second from left) and Heather Strange (second from right) accept team
sponsorship checks for the Port St. High School girls' and boys' golf teams from Joan Cleckley,
Vision Bank (L) and Carol Dixon, Coastal Community Bank (R)..

Solution, Bayside Lumber & Supply, Williams
Plumbing, Taunton Truss, Captain Clint
Moore, Red Bluff.Cottages Bed & Breakfast
$10,000 Hole in One Sponsor: Coastal
Community Bank;
High School Teams Sponsor: Vision
Bank Port St. Joe, Costin and Costin;
-Hole Sponsors: Scallop Cove, Keith
Jones CPA, Provisions, Hannoni Insurance,
TIFCO, Beach Realty, Sunset Bay Management
Group, Sunset Coastal Grill, Boyer Signs,
Gulf to Bay Construction and Development
LLC, Cape to Bay Vacation Rentals, Carpet
Country, Sandy Williams-The Real Estate
Book,'Penelope's Pet Shop, Coldwell Banker
Forgotten Coast Realty, Panama Cabinets;
.- General Donors: Mason and Marilyn

Dancin' and

for the Dogs

It's just about time to put on the running
and dancing shoes, because Paws in the Park
and the Bow Wow Bash are almost here.
Saturday, Sept. 29 at Centennial Park in
Port St. Joe is the date and place, with Paws
in the Park from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., and the
Bash from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
As the advertisements say, it's a "day of
doggone fun."
Paws in the Park starts
with the 5K Fun Run/Walk at
9 a.m., and pets are welcome.
Applications for early '' .
registration are available at ;
Also beginning at 9 a.m. is
the Canine Carnival, with food,
games, and an assortment
of booths geared to fun with
Fido, Fifi and their humans.
The casual Bow Wow
Bash, in the Centennial
Building Saturday night, will
offer food catered by Sunset
Coastal Grill, a cash bar, a dee
jay and dancing. '
Tickets are $30 each,
or $250 for a reserved table
of 10. There is an extensive. .
list of items for the silent ,
and live auctions, including
artwork, extravagant gift
baskets, fishing charters,
accommodations packages,
jewelry, dining packages, a flat
screen television, and a $20
gold U.S. Liberty head double
eagle coin.
The lucky winner of the
car drawing will have his
or her choice of one of the
two fabulous cars offered as
the drawing prize: a mint- s '
condition 1973 Mercedes One of th
450SL convertible, or a mint- auction captu
condition 2005 Chrysler PT Bash, the Sep
Cruiser Turbo convertible. Society.

Bean, Jimmy Hambrick, Parker Realty;
Door Prizes: Bo Knows Pest Control,
Happy. Ours Kayak and Canoe Outpost,
Prickly Pears, Rachel's Lighting, Sunset
Coastal Grill, Portside Trading Company,
Daly's Dock and Dive Center, Radio Shack,
Beach Realty, Reeves Furniture, Edwin Watts
Golf, Geri Anderson, Triple Tails, Xtreme
Clean Professional Floor Care, Shoreline Skin
Care, David Oakley, Donamelia, Capital City
Bank, Debbie Hooper Photography, TIftons.
For more information on sponsorship or
teams for play, call Pat Hardman at 850-229-
7799 or 850-527-2347.
Deadline to enter the tournament:
September 29.


and Cats

Tickets for the car drawing are $50 each
and are available at locations in Port St. Joe.
Mexico Beach, Cape San Bias, Wewahitchka
and Apalachicola.
For tickets and more information, go to
the website at www.sjbhumanesocietysociety;
All proceeds benefit the St. Joseph Bay
Humane Society.

e art pieces slated for the Bow Wow Bash silent
res the spirit of Paws in the Park/Bow Wow
t. 29 fundraiser for the St. Joseph Bay Humane

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Guess who is one! Scarecrow Festival

Maliki Dawson turned one on Saturday, Sept. 22.
A party was held at Forest Park at 4:00 p.m. Maliki is the
son of Autumn Cloud and Daren Dawson Jr. and bubble to
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The Junior .Service
League of Port Saint Joe
is pleased to announce that
Oct. 13 will be the date of
the "Monster Mash Costume
Everyone can get
involved in this event to raise
money for the children of
Gulf County by displaying a
scarecrow in the Scarecrow
Festival outside your busi-
ness, home or organization.
Scarecrows will be judged
Oct. 8 and be on display at
the Costume Bash. Sponsors
will be mentioned several
times during this event as
the scarecrows are raced

around in several gaming
The cost to enter is $100
and all the proceeds will go
to the local community.
Please contact any
Junior Service League mem-
ber for more details about
the event or Scarecrow
Festival. You may also give
your permission for; your
scarecrow to be auctioned
off at the festival.
Contact Kayce Costiri
Stacie Smiley 227-8718:
Jessica Paterson 227-

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Mexico Beach

Volunteers Talk Trash

On Saturday September
15, volunteers all over
the world responded to
the annual call of Ocean
Conr.sen arra 's Interna Iional
CoastJa Cleanup and spent a
few hours cleaninte up water-
ways and coastlines.
In Mexico Beach, 31 vol-
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a.m. 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
Annual Mexico Beach Coastal
Cleanup (followed by the
number of each item col-
1. Cigarette butts and
filters (2,122)
2. Food wrappers and
containers (389)
3. Caps and lids (277)
4. Cups, plates, forks,
knives, and spoons (273)
5. Beverage cans (256)
6. Beverage bottles (plas-
tic) (236)
7. Bags (paper and plas-
tic) (217)
8. Beverage bottles
(glass) (213)
9. Straws and stirrers

10. Cigar tips (122)
The winner of the addi-
tional "debris item of local
concern" once again was fire-
works-the launchers and
shells that colorful
rrash afier the 4'"Tf July cel-
ebrations 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.
In the ocean and near-
by coastal waterways, trash
becomes marine debris and
endangers marine animals.
Those of us who live in a
marine environment have
special responsibilities 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
pounds. Our community is
grateful to these residents
and visitors who were "good
neighbors" to our Gulf beach-
es on a recent Saturday

Red Wolves Produce Pups

on St. Vincent NWR for

Third Straight Year

St. Vincent National
Wildlife Refuge discovered
puppy tracks with adult-sized
red wolf tracks confirming
this year's litter. Radio track-
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female denied to give birth
to the litter in late April.
Further confirmation was
made last Sunday when juve-
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two pups were heard howling
on the refuge.
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project that red wolves on
St. Vincent Island have pro-
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The goal of the program
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safely propagate red wolves
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on St. Vincent Island. Red
wolves produced on St.
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before they are 2-years-old
and shipped to eastern North
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wild population. For more
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"Our mission is work-
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old; Orange Kittens, about ten weeks old; Pudding,
a chocolate colored female pup about six months;
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a female lab/bulldog mix puppies; Sassy, a nice
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Volunteers appreciated.
Wednesday thru Saturday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Please
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Established 1937 Serving Gulf County and surrounding areas for 69 years

The Star, Port St. Joe, FL


4B Thursday, September 27, 2007 The Star, Port St. Joe, FL Established 1937

Drake Edward Frazier Clyde Melvin

Drake Edward Frazier, 14 month old son of Stacy
Carpenter and Benjamin Frazier, passed away Tuesday after-
noon, September 18, 2007 at his home.
Besides his parents he is survived by Stacy's fiance
Brian Proctor; his big brothers, Damien Boyette and Jeremy
Frazier; his big sisters, Kathryn Frazier and Daztanee Frazier;
his grandparents, Judy Carpenter of Wewahitchka, Richard
Frazier of TN, Linda Brundage of Panama City, and Norma
and Jim Brundage of TN; his aunts and uncles, Howard and
Tonya Green of Panama City, Jason and Patty Curcie of Port
St. Joe, Chance Brundage, and Melinda and Sammie Agguire
of Panama City; his godmother, Deana Green of Panama City,
and numerous cousins.
He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Edward
A funeral service was held at 2:00 p.m. CDT Friday,
September 21, 2007, at the First Baptist Church of
Wewahitchka, conducted by the Rev. Mike Stroud.

Now I lay me down to sleep, '
I pray the Lord my soul to keep:
If I should die before I wake,
I pray the Lord my soul to take.

All services are under the direction of the Comforter
Funeral Home, Wewahitchka Branch Chapel.

A tragedy struck our family on September 18, 2007
when the Lord called our 14-month-old child, Drake Edward
Frazier, home to be with Him. The love and kindness that
has been shown to us from both Bay and Gulf Counties has
been overwhelming. We would like to thank all of the officers
from the Panama City Police Department and the Paramedic
staff from Bay Medical Center who responded to our 911
call on that fateful night. The Chaplain from the PC.PD.; Lori
Stanford- Wynkoop from DCF; the staff of WMBB-TV; Pastor
Mike Stroud and the congregation of First Baptist Church of
Wewahitchka; Sherry Smith of Highland View; Pat Reisinger
of Blountstown; and Mr. Rocky Comforter of Port St. Joe. Mr.
Rocky-you are a good man and the people of Gulf County
are, blessed to have you living within their community Our
words can not truly express the gratitude that we feel for
each of you. Everything that was shown to us during our time
of need will never be forgotten. May God bless each and every
one of you. Please continue to pray for our family during this
difficult time.

The Family of Drake Edward Frazier
Stacy Carpenter and Brian Proctor
Howard and Tonya Green
Jason and Patty Curcie
Ben Frazier

New Bethel Baptist Church Annual

Women and Men Day

We have been redeemed and brought with a price to
praise the Lord.
We, the members of New Bethel Baptist, will be observ-
ing our Annual Women and Men Day on Sunday, October 21,
2007 beginning at 10:00 a.m. Sunday School, 11:15 a.m.
Morning Worship with speaker Prophetess Barbara Bell, of
Holy Vessel, Panama City and Men Worship Service at 6:00
Everyone is invited to help us worship the Lord.

Fifth Sunday of Singing

This Sunday, First United Methodist Church of Port St.
Joe will have their Fifth Sunday of Singing. There will just
be one service and it will be all music at 11:00. Along-with
singing some favorite hymns, there will be solos, a quartet, a.
praise team, and of course the choir. If you love music don't
miss the Worship Service this Sunday at 11:00.Mac Fulcher

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messy denture adhesives?

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SHave fear of

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

850-227-1 123

Frank D. May, DMD, PA
319 Williams Avenue
Port St. Joe, FL 32456

Clyde Murrow Melvin was born Nov. 9, 1924, in
Apalachicola to the late Mary and Oscar Melvin. He passed
away on Sept. 17, 2007, in Zephyrhills at the age of 82.
Clyde was a lifelong resident of Apalachicola. He worked
as a security guard for the St. Joe Paper Company for some
30 years. He was a veteran of World War II serving his coun-
try in the U.S. Navy.
He is survived by his three children; Doug Melvin, and
wife Shirley, Darlene Knopp and husband John, and Joy
Newton, and husband Carey, all of Wewahitchka; five grand-
children, and eight great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Saturday, Sept. 22, at Kelley
Funeral Home in Apalachicola "with burial in Magnolia
Cemetery. Rev. Charles Scott officiated. Kelley Funeral Home
handled arrangements.


"I'm thinking of getting a tattoo of God on the back of
my neck," Richie said. Will his fourth tattoo make him a
"I'll be the one without a tattoo." Pretty radical. I was
describing myself to a stranger I needed to meet up with in a
group setting. His business like response: "That'll help."
Who's the radical? Tattooed Richie? Non-tattooed me?
Radical: "Marked by a sharp departure from the usual
or traditional."
I don't know who wins the contest, but I do know this
definition describes Jesus.
A young man approached Jesus, asking about how to
become His follower. This man was rich, powerful, and
moral; he seemed to have it all together.
Traditional religious thought would say, "Yes." We would
snag him up and put him on the church building commit-
Not Jesus. He viewed this man through eternal eyes. The
Bible says, "Looking at him, Jesus felt a love for him and
said to him: One thing you lack, go sell all you possess and
give it to the poor. Then you will have treasure in heaven; and
come follow Me."
"When the young man heard this, he went away sad..
Jesus revealed one thing; He revealed the man's heart.
Richie was musing about his tattoo desire on our way
home from church. He doesn't go very often. I shrug my
shoulders regarding his tattoos. But going to church, that
As a counter idea to a God tattoo on the neck, I said,
"Why don't you get Jesus in your heart?"
He smiles, "That would hurt." Adding: "No thanks, I
think I'll keep it in ink."
Yes Richie, being radical can be painful. Jesus dying on
the cross for the sins of mankind, that was painful. That was
Rick Leland

Program Helps Low-Income Seniors

The Senior Companion Program of Elder Care Services
currently has opening for low-income seniors to partici-
pate in Gulf County/Gulf ,County Senior Citizen Center.
The Senior Companion Program (SCP) for healthy, active
seniors age 60+. Senior Companions serve 20 hours per
week assisting frail elderly clients in their homes. In return
for their services, Senior Companions earn a modest tax-
free stipend, mileage reimbursement, free accident/liability
insurance, recognition, earn paid leave and participate in on-
going training. The monthly earned stipend earned by Senior
Companions is not subject to any tax or considered wages for
the purpose of any public assistance.
Senior Companions typically provide company, respite
care, and light Homemaker services in the homes of desig-
nated clients.
Anyone interested in becoming a Senior Companion
should contact Gina Smith, Volunteer Coordination, at 850-
The Senior Companion Program is federally
the Corporation for National Service and sponsored by Elder
Care Services, Inc., a United Way Agency.

Ji 1 United Methwdi t
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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 C(hrch
Rev. Ted Lovelace, Pastor Church/Office: 648-8820

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

",iKC "A Reformed Voice
iWWII in the Community"

u1|I (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..................... 6:00 p.m.
801 20th Street Port St. Joe 229-6707
Home of Faith Christian School
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Hispanic Heritage
The Hispanic Heritage
Luncheon is scheduled from
11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 3 at
the Club. The cost for club
members is $12 and for non-
club members is $13. Live
entertainment will be fea-
tured. For more details, call
Staff Sgt. Vanessa Goris at
283-7026 or Capt. Francisco
Vega at 282-4623.
Retiree Activity Office
There will be a RAO
meeting at 10 a.m. Oct. 9 in
the 325th Mission Support
Squadron conference room
204 in building 662. All
retired military members and
their spouses are encouraged
to attend. For more infor-
mation, please contact the
Retiree Activities Office at
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/
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 (key-
word TynMan) or by contact-
ing Kevin Lawracy at kevin. or
Patrick Wilkinson at patrick.
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
Speakers Available
Looking for a speaker for
your next community func-

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.

The Catholic Church
of Gulf County
St. Joseph Parish
20th 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)




8:00 and 11:00 a.m. (EST) Sunday School 9:45
Child Care Provided for at 11:00 850-227-1845

K- ... fFirst Bap tist Chulrch

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

Sunday School ........ ............... 9:45 am
Worship Service ................ 8:30 & 11:00 am
Disciple Training ...................... 6:00 pm
Evening Worship ...................... 7:00 pm
Wednesday Prayer Meeting .............. 6:00 pm
Mon-Fri: Devotion on 105.5 FM .......... 7:49 am ET

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Serving Gulf County and surrounding areas for 69 years

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 more 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 flight will
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-
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 www.


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W. P. "Rocky" Comforter
(850) 227-1818

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

Charles A. Costin
Personal Injury Real Estate
Workers' Compensation
(850) 227-1159


507 10th Street, Port St. Joe
(850) 229-8111

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A Call For Unction

Is there a need for
the Gifts of the Holy
Ghost? I firmly say
yes! We will find nowhere, in
Gods Holy Word, where He
ever discarded or said that
the Gifts of the Spirit are
not to be evident or at work
in His Church. In fact, just
the opposite is said. I know
that this can be a contentious
statement or stand but lets
listen to what God's Word
says verses what men say.
Paul addresses this in
his letter to the Corinthians
and with a deliberate press
to the subject. Looking at
verse seven of chapter one
we find, "So that ye come
behind in no gift, wait-
ing for the coming of our
Lord Jesus Christ". Now,
some would say that he was
not speaking of Spiritual gifts
but if I understand the Word
of God just a little, everything
about the Bible is spiritual.
So there is no doubt that his
statement must mean Gifts
of the Spirit. Now before I go
any further from time to time
people will take the Scripture
out it intended context to fit
there own belief. I believe
that all who read and study
the Word of God would truly

allow God to give the under-
standing as He said He would,
and then we all would be on
the same page with Him and
not on the page of some theo-
logian. Nevertheless, that not
God's fault but man.
If we take a close look at
the church today, we all must
admit that in every denomi-
nation, by the way God did
not create denomination that
is another one of those man
things, that there is some-
thing missing. First, and
foremost, Jesus is no more
the Head of His body but men
are (save the remnant). The
Word tells us that He (Christ
Jesus) must be lifted up and
along with that comes the
entire,Bible: We cannot have
just a piece of the Bible but
it will be all or none. If this
were so, we would have more
churches full and expand-
ing than we do. Second, we
have many great orators and
few God called preachers.
Just a quick look back most
old time preachers were very
staunch in their preaching of
the Holy Word as well, they
did not worry if some one
got upset about the message
they knew who they served.
To say it plain, God was in

charge not some board.
Paul in his time was prob-
ably one of the most educated
men of his day. Yet his own
words were that he came not
with enticing words of man's
wisdom but in demonstra-
tion of God's Power. Why? I
am glad you ask. Power will
get peoples attention! God is
power, and in the Scripture
God always confirmed His
Word with Power. Mark
16:14-20, just mention one
place. We can even go to the
very beginning of creation,
God's word came forth and
the Spirit moved. There are
many others throughout both
Old and New Testaments but
time will not allow.
Let me say that many
will think or say that ICor.
13 tells us that Charity or
love is the greatest gift and
how true that is because that
is God. The scripture con-
firms, "God is love"! Love
(God)miust abound or all is
lost. However, where God or
love is, so will His power be!
Besides, you must look at the
next chapter, I Cor 14:1a,
"Follow after charity and
desire spiritual gifts."
Well I know that I could
bring more and more scrip-

ture into the picture and to
some, it wouldn't make a
difference. To further say, I
don't believe in debating the
Word of God. Just speaking
the whole truth is what I am
instructed by God to do and
let Him take care of the rest.
I mentioned a line or two
back about the confirming
of the message with power
of the spiritual gifts. Do you
think if we saw more demon-
stration of God in His people
maybe more would want to
know and believe that He is
In closing, let us try in
these closing hours, the full-
ness of God's Word and reach
the lost before He comes.
Remember, God has not fall-
en short, just man. You and
I must live righteous through
Christ in order to show Him
and if we do that Christ and
the gifts will be evident in the
God bless and have a
great week.

In His Service
Pastor Tim
LightHouse Pentecostal

Methodist Church Partners with Cameroon Church

In July of 2006 the First
United Methodist Church of
Port St. Joe voted to partner

with Sumbe United Methodist
Church in Cameroon. The
church was started in 2000

and is pastored by Samuel
Tang, a local farmer as well
as pastor. As sister churches
First United Methodist has
financially support to the
church and the pastor. In
addition, the church has
given money to provide a full-
time nurse to the Sumbe vil-
lage that is completely'with-
out healthcare.
On Sunday evening, Sept.
23, The Bernard Pridgeon
sponsored a Dinner Theater
to help raise funds for a
well for the Sumbe village.

The cost is about $7,000.00.
The Dinner Theater was a lot
of fun and a huge success.
Everyone was entertained by
Joel Finley, and his children
Graham & Mary Claire, as
they sang Highway to Heaven.
They were also entertained
by Virginia Harrison and an
ensemble. Elvis even showed
up and wowed the crowd! It
was a lot of fun and helped
raise funds to help a mis-
sion on the other side of the
world. That's a pretty good

Constitution andMonument Port St. Joe
(850) 227-1724

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"Touching Lives with the Love of Jesus"
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10:30 Sunday Morning Hwy 98
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Rhema Bible Training Center graduates
Visit our website at: v Wewahitchka
323 Reid Avenue Port St. Joe 229-LIFE (5L33)

"Our Church can be your home"

first Church of the (azarene
2420 Long Avenue Port St. Joe, Florida 32456
(850) 229-9596

Give unto the Lord the glory due His name, worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness,
"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.

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

Morning Worship: 11:00 a.m.
Methodist Youth Fellowship: 6:00p.m.
evening Worship: 7:30 p.m.
K All Times are EST

Rev. Mac Fulcher
Jeff Whitny
Assistant Pastor/Music
Deborah Loyless
Director of Children Ministries,

The friendly place to worship!

First Baptist Church
Located at 823 N. 15th St., Mexico Beach
Corner of 15th & California 648-5776
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 Studyat 6:30 p.m.
Please note, all times central
Reverend Eddie LaFountain

311 Columbus St. St. Joe Beach, FL 32456
SUNDAY: General Assembly 9:45 a.m. Bible Study all ages 10 a.m.
Morning Worship 11 a.m. Evening Worship 6 p.m.
WEDNESDAY: Choir Practice 6 p.m.
Prayer Meeting & Youth Group 7,p.m.
"0 taste and see that the Lord is good: blessed is the nan 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

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

Morning Prayer & Holy Communion
Sunday.................8:00 a.m.
The Rev. David Mans, Priest
Services being held at the United Pentecostal Church
309 6th Street Port St Joe, FL
"An Unchanging Faith In A Changing World"

Jesus is Lord and He is waiting
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382 Ling Street Highland View
.Port St. Joe, Florida 32456
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship 11:00 a.m.
Evening Service 7:00 p.m.
Mike Westbrook, Discipleship Training 6:00 p.m.
Pastor Wednesday Prayer 7:00 p.m.



9 a.m. Sunday
9:30 a.m. Sunday
Call 229-8310

P. O. Box 758 Port St. Joe, FL 32457
Corner of 20th Street & Marvin Avenue

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

Where Faith, Family yc

Friendship are found
Bible Study Sunday: 9:15am
Worship: 10:30am and 7:00pm
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

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Long Avenue Baptist Church

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Establishedl 1937 Servinq Gulf County and surrounding areas for 69 years

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Port St. Joe

Ei l elementary School

Thank you to all who have participated in the Sally
Foster Fundraiser. Our final day for sales is September 28
so buy, buy, buy.
Our Bridges Program will be offering a school store
during student break hours. The Dolphin General Store is
located in room 135. The store will consist of the follow-
ing items: decorative pencils, mechanical pencils, erasers,
jumbo erasers, pencil grips, sharpeners, student planners,
purple and gold pom-poms, school t-shirts, and lots of other
exciting items. Please support our program.
Parents don't forget about recycling ink cartridges. You
may drop them off at Ramsey's Printing. There is a collection
box there for your convenience.

Important Dates to Remember:
September 28th-End of Sally Foster Fundraiser
October 2nd-4th grade AG Field Trip
October 8th-A" School reward party for 3rd -6th at
Rocket Lanes
October 1 1th-Motivational Speaker Assembly
October 16th-FCAT Parent Night for 3rd Grade
October 19th-Homecoming and End of first grading
October 21st-Red Ribbon Week

Earning Free Computer Stuff

Students/members of Port St. Joe Elementary have
been earning free software and hardware for the labs by
participating in the FundingFactory Recycling Program.
They collect empty laser and inkjet cartridges and used cell
phones from the community and send the waste products
to FundingFactory in exchange for their choice of technology
and recreation products, or even cash.
Companies interested in demonstrating a commitment
to education and the environment can participate free of
charge in the FundingFactory Business Support Program.
FundingFactory will send each supporting business free,
postage-paid shipping boxes for the return of collected
cartridges and cell phones. By donating to Port St. Joe
Elementary, businesses help them earn the hardware they
Community and business supporters can also drop off
cartridges and cell phones at the following locations:. Port
St. Joe EleAientary or Ramsey's Printing and Office Supply
on Reid Ave.
To learn more about supporting Port St. Joe Elementary
please call Valerie Clayton at 850-227-1221. For more infor-
mation, visit or call, toll-free, 1.888.883.8237.

FundingFactory has been supporting schools and non-
profit organizations since 1997 through its unique recy-
cling program. To find out how your school or organization
can get started, visit or call toll-free 888.883.8237.

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Week #2
answers are:
restaurant-runs a
HMS Pinafore-
name. for a ship
The Morse Code-
here come dots
Valentine poem-
pen mate in love

Week #3 questions are:
3 words that have 2 u's
How does a Dolphin sleep while it is swim-
Find words that have a Q with no u after it.
What gets bigger the more to take from it?
The more you take from it the bigger it
Please email your responses to: cwillis@

Wewa Middle School News

Wewahitchka Middle
School is going strong this
year. We have lots of exciting
activities taking place in and
out of our classrooms.
If you still have not gotten
your new Pinnacle password,
please stop by the middle
school guidance office with
a picture ID to pick one up.
This will give you the ability
to follow your child's progress
through out the nine weeks
and the year.
Our new phone system is
up and running. When your
child is absent a pre recorded
message is sent to the phone
number on file informing you
of the absence. If home infor-
mation needs to be updated
please call Ms. Nicki at the
middle school office.
We would like to con-
gratulate our WMS Positive
Behavior Gator Bites
Winners for the month of
Aug 31st: Daneysia
Wymes, Logan Johnson,
Jeremy Hall, Brooke Griffin,
Jalyn Addison, & Scout
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Daulton Tift, Cheyene Luckie,

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Sept 14th: Remy Miller,
Buddy Davidson, Justin
Haddock, Tristen Bryant,
Quentin Carter
Sept 21st: Allie Boozer,
Nicole Owens, Alexa Allison,
Justin Haddock, Ashley
Keep collecting those
Gator Bites!!!
Upcoming Events:
SOct 2nd Florida High
Home @ 6:00
Oct 16th Port St Joe Away
@ 12:30
Oct 1st Port St. Joe Away
Oct 2nd WR Tolar Home
Oct 8th ABC Charter
Away @ 4:30/5:00
Starting soon will be the
basketball season. Watch for
dates and times.
There will be a Halloween
Dance at the end of October,
date and time will be
announced at a later time.


WES Students of the Week

September 24-28
K-Hailey Smith, 1st Nicholas Price, 2nd Alex Hysmith, 3rd
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Electronic Device Policy

Dear Parent/Guardian:

After each FCAT administration, the Florida Department
of Education evaluates assessment policies and procedures
and implements changes when necessary. Parent awareness
and support is a crucial part of the assessment process, and
we would like to inform you of an important change that will
be in effect during future FCAT administrations, beginning
with the Fall 2007 Retake administration.
Students have not' historically been permitted to have
electronic devices in their possession during testing. However,
there has previously been some flexibility regarding the
policy, which stated that violation may result in test invali-
dation. Due to concerns based on recent security violations
involving camera phones, the policy has been revised to state
that violation willresult in test invalidation. If your child is
found with an electronic device that reproduces, transmits,
calculates, or records (e.g., a cell phone, camera, or pager)
in his or her pocket, at his or her desk, or within his or her
reach during testing, the test will be invalidated.
It is not our'intention to restrict student privileges or
alter existing district policies but to work within the frame-
work of existing laws to maintain the security of the FCAT.
When addressing the issue of cell phones, it should be
noted that while Section 1006.07(2), Florida Statues, states
that "a student may possess wireless communication devices
while on school property or at school functions,".it also
states that "the regulation of when and how such devices may
be used during such times may still be determined by the
district school board."
As always, it is our goal to keep you well informed as to
how you can best support your students to maximize their
performance on the FCAT. If you have any questions or con-
cerns, please contact your school's guidance office.

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No, it isn't spring; but
you might think so with all
the activity around Faith
Christian School. This week
has been a little noisy, but it's
a little easier to endure know-
ing that the outside walls of
the school are getting a good
cleaning in preparation for a
new coat of paint.
That isn't all that is going
on. The new multipurpose
building (between the two
classroom buildings) has
been getting a face scrub and
dressed with adornments in
preparation for the dedica-
tion service for this building.
and for the new playgrounds.
This service is to be held
Sunday, October 7, at 4:00
p.m. with a church dinner
following at 5:00 p.m. Come
to see the latest additions and
improvement in our school/
church facility.
The elementary Athletes
of the Week for September
10-14 are: Ashton Burkett-
K-3, Jacob Davis- K-4, Hagen
Parrish- K-5, Bryce Thomas-
1st, Dakarian Larry- 2nd,
Elijah Sarmiento- 3rd, and
Sloan Bozeman- 4th.
Progress reports have
gone out. Parents, please

offer praise and/or encour-
agement where needed. Your
input and interest in your
child's academic success is
very important to his achieve-
ment. Let's work together,
pray together, and praise and
encourage together to ensure
a fertile mind in which to
plant the seeds of Christ-like
behavior. Our prayer is that
they have obedient attitudes,
loving hearts, and quickened
minds that desire to not only
achieve academically, but
seek God's will in their lives,
considering even this time as
a preparation for whatever
the Lord would have 'them
We are so happy to have
Mrs. Sherry Davidson back
with us. She was out on a
medical leave last year. Pray
with us that her health will
continue to improve. We
love you, Miss Sherry! We
pray for Mrs. Lynn Wells and
Mrs. Mary Antilla, that the
Lord will strengthen them
and bring them to excellent
health also. Also, we lift up
Mrs. Angle Chiles' mother
who had surgery this, last
Friday. We pray that she will
have a rapid recovery.

The 2007 Port St Joe High School Homecoming Parade
will take place on Friday, October 19, 2007. The parade
will begin promptly at 3:30 p.m. eastern time and all floats,
cars, and marching units should be in place by 2:45. Anyone
wishing to participate in the parade please contact Wayne
Taylor at the high school NJROTC office at 229-6177 or by
e-mail at wtaylor( No political entries please.
Thanks for your community support and Go Sharks!

Wewahitchka High

School Homecoming

This year Wewahitchka High School is honoring all
alumni classes ending in 2 or 7. A brunch will be hosted
in the media center of WH.S. on Oct. 5 from 10-11 a.m.
(CT) For any further information please contact the Student
Government Association of Wewahitchka High School.

Honoring All Alumni

This year, Wewahitchka High School is honoring all
alumni( classes ending in 2 or 7. A brunch will be hosted
in the media center of W.H.S. on Oct. 5'from 10:00-11:00
am. For any further information please contact the Student
Government Association of Wewahitchka High School.

Educator Preparation Institute Community Forum at GCCC

Gulf Coast Community
College will host a commu-
nity forum for the Educator
Preparation Institute (EPI),
program. The communi-
ty forum is scheduled for
October 2, from 5:30 to 6:30
p.m., and will be held in the
Professional Development

Center, room 107 on cam-
pus. The EPI program is
designed to allow former or
recent college graduates, with
four-year degrees, to begin a
career in teaching.
The EPI is a "hybrid"
delivery program, consisting
of nine classes taken through
a mixture of online and face-

to-face'traditional classroom
According to the Florida
Department of Education,
the state is projected to hire
25,000 to 35,000 teachers
per year over the next three
to five years. The number
of graduates exiting the col-
lege of education programs

across the state of Florida is
.approximately 6,000 per year.
In an attempt to address this
emerging gap, GCCC is offer-
ing "transition-to teaching"
For additional informa-
tion, visit the Web site at or
call Patricia Schenck at 769-
1551, ext.3577.

By Kellye Robinson

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As you walk through the
hall ways of Port St. Joe
high school, you can already
tell that students are in full
swing for a great time for this
school year, especially after
already receiving progress
Yearbooks: If you have
not yet purchased a 2006-
2007 year book, it's not too
late! You can purchase one
for $50 by contacting Erika
Norton ( enortan(gulf.kl2. or just by stopping by
Ms. Norton's room in between
classes. They are also being
sold by the yearbook staff
at the home varsity football
Senior News: Money for
senior portraits will be due
this week; don't forget!
Junior News: Do not for-
get to pay your dues!
Other Students: Students
should have received prog-
ress reports last Wednesday,
September, 19th. September
24-28, FCAT retakes will be
On October 1, 2007, the
Norris D. Langston Youth
Foundation, 21st Century
Program, will be providing a
program after school, which
will help students of the mid-
dle and high school meet
academic and social needs.
If you are interested please
contact Mr. Kenneth Monette
at Port St. Joe high school or
Ms. Juanise Griffin at Port
St: Joe middle school.
Attendance Policy: Due
to the great number of unex-
cused absences from the past
two years, the school board
has established a new atten-
dance policy for grades 6-12.
Students will have three (3)
days to turn in a note request-
ing an, absence excused. After
the fourth (4th) unexcused
absence, students will receive
a grade no higher than a 59 or
lower if earned, for the grad-

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Establ ished 1937 Serving Gulf County an'd surrounding areas for 69 years.

ing period in the coursed in
which the unexcused absence
occurred. For further infor-
mation, please contact your
child's principal.
Sports News: Last Friday,
the varsity game, Port St. Joe
verses Jay was canceled, but
don'tworry, the game has been
rescheduled for some time
in late October. This Friday
however, the Sharks will be
playing at home against West
Gadsden, at 7:30pm. Make
sure to come and support our
Sharks! The JV football team
will be playing Florida High
here, at 7pm on Thursday
(Sept. 27th). As for the vol-
leyball team, they defeated
Wewa Gators, and won the
-first 3 games. This week they
will be playing Rutherfordat
5pm central/6pm eastern, on
September 27th. The boys
and girls golf team is already
having a successful year,
and this Thursday (Sept.
27th) the boy's golf team will
be playing in Wildwood at
Well, this concludes this
week's edition of "Shark
Talk". We are all in for a
great year, and I would like to
leave you with this quote to
remember as you make your
decisions this year; "It is in
your moments of decision
that your destiny is shaped."
- Anthony Rbbins.

8B Thursday, September 27, 2007 The Star, Port St. Joe, FL Established 1 937 Serving Gulf County and surrounding areas for 69 years

Gulf County Sheriff Report

Port St. Joe Police Report

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
On 9/13 Jessie Peterson,
46, was arrested on'war-
rants for failure to appear on
charges of DWLSR.
On 9/14 dispatch received
a call form an individual who
said her boyfriend took off in
her car and he did not have
a license. Deputies located
Arthur George Savageau,
41, driving the vehicle and
arrested him for DWLSR.
On 9/14 Charles Anthony
Glenn, 20 was transported
form Bay County and arrest-
ed on a warrant for violation,
of probation for possession of
controlled substance, he was
also arrested on a warrant
for Sale 'of Crack Cocaine.
On 9/14 Joe Michael
Duncan, 51, was arrested for
failure to register as a con-
victed felon.
On 9/15 a deputy
observed a vehicle driven by
William Jason Pemberton,
51, straddling the center.
divider line on Hwy 98. The
vehicle was stopped and Mr.
Pemberton was found to be
impaired he was arrested for
On 9/15 a vehicle driv-

en by Benjamin Wayne
Henderson, 23, was stopped
for a traffic violation. The
deputy could smell mari-
juana while talking to Mr.
Henderson, K9 Sibal was
walked around the vehicle
and alerted for the presence
of illegal narcotics, a bag
of marijuana was found in
the clove compartment, Mr.
Henderson was arrested for
possession of marijuana.
On 9/16 deputies
responded to a single car traf-
fic crash near Hwy 381. They
found a vehicle on the side of
the road; the driver Ronda
Lane Page, 42, was outside
of the vehicle. The deputy
determined that Ronda Page
was operating the vehicle and
that she was impaired she
was arrested for DUI.
On 8/22 George Edward
Thomas, 59, was arrested on
a warrant for Sale of Crack
S On 9/17 Rebecca a
Seaborn, 30, was arrested
on four warrants for worth-
less checks.
On 9/17 James Keith
Seaman, 24, was arrested on
warrants for seven counts of
worthless checks.
On 9/17 deputies trans-
, ported Marjorie Diane Reed,
34, from Calhoun County she
was arrested on charges of
failure to appear on a charge
On 9/18 Julie w Gieger,
42, was operating a vehicle
stopped for speeding in the
White City area, a computer
check of her license showed
it to be suspended, she was
arrested for DWLSR.
On 9/19 Investigators
arrested Connie Melissa
McNeil, 37, on charges of

Criminal use of Personal
Identification. It is alleged
that she used another per-
sons identification of obtain
a credit card.
On 9/19 deputies stopped
a vehicle driven by Sean
Franklin Porras, 30, a com-
puter check of his license
showed it to be suspended
for 60 months, he was arrest
for DWLSR.
On 9/19 Darien Nathan
Hutchesson, 29, was arrest
on Bay County warrants for
burglary of a structure.
On 9/19 Ernest Balogh,
51, was arrested on charges
of violation of an injunction
for protection.
On 9/20 William Levi
Wilson, 18, was arrested on
a warrant for sexual battery
on a child under 12.

During the week of
09/13/2007-09/21/2007 Gulf
County Dispatchers handled
412 calls for service includ-
ing 43 calls for Emergency
Medical Service, two house
fires and one grass fire. Gulf
County Deputies handled
348 calls including 55 traffic
stops in which eight citations
and 47 warning were issued.
They served 53 civil papers
responded to 35 calls from
citizens with questions or
concerns, nine disturbanc-
es, seven thefts, five traffic
crashes, three alleged child
abuse calls,' two burglaries
and one sexual battery.

The Port St. Joe Police
Department responds to
many diversified and need-
ed services on a daily basis
throughout the city. Officers
at any given time respond
to calls as minor as assist-
ing disabled motorists to
calls involving volatile and
deadly situations where citi-
zen's lives are many times at
risk. The Port St. Joe Police
Department is committed to
courtesy, service and protec-
tion. The Port St. Joe Police
Department's employees are
proud of providing quick
response with quality, .pro-
fessional law enforcement to
our citizens.
The Port St. Joe Police
Department has placed third
in 2004 and 2005 Florida
Law Enforcement Challenge
Awards. This is quite an
accomplishment, as this
award is judged statewide
with other agencies of simi-
lar size. There are many

areas of public safety that
must be achieved in order
to be considered for this
The Port St. Joe Police
Department will continue to
place the safety of our citizens
as top priority. The Port St.
Joe Police Department has
made many arrests for drug
possession, driving under
the influence of alcohol and
numerous felony charges as
documented in the following
statistics for this year. Out
of 245 documented cases in
the year 2007 there were 96
felony cases and 149 misde-
meanor cases. Thirty-five of
these cases were drug and/
or alcohol related.
In August of 2007 there
were 149 calls for service.
There were 20 misdemeanor
cases and 11 felony cases
completed. Out of these 31
reported cases 94% were
cleared by arrest. Officers
issued 10 criminal traffic

citations, 11 traffic citations
and 100 written warnings
for traffic violations. Officers
worked 5 traffic crashes
resulting in no injuries with
approximately $1,500.00 in

On September 15, at
approximately 1:09 PM.
Billy L. Gainous, age 42, of
Port St. Joe, was arrested
by Officer David Garner for
driving with a suspended
license. Gainous was trans-
ported to the Gulf County
Jail facility to await first
On September 19, at
approximately 5:02 PM.
Arthur T. Addison, age 50,
of Port St. Joe, Florida was
arrested by Officer David
Garner for battery on a law
enforcement officer. Addison
was transported to the' Gulf
County Jail to await first

FWC Division Of Law Enforcement Weekly Report

September 14 20,

This report represents
some events the FWC han-
dled over the past week; how-
ever, it does not include all
actions taken by-the Division
of Law Enforcement.



On .September 16,
Officers Willie Mailoto and
Matt Webb were on patrol of
the Crab Island area when

they conducted a fisheries
inspection on a vessel leav-
ing the area. The fishermen
had a cooler full of blue
crabs, 18 of.which were egg
bearing females. The vessel
owner was cited for possess-
ing egg bearing crabs.


Officer Alton Ranew
launched his patrol boat
at. Ocheesee. Landing and
began traveling south on
the Apalachicola River. He
came upon a houseboat
and noticed a fire burning

near the only door of the
houseboat. He tied up to
the houseboat and success-
fully extinguished the fire.
After extinguishing the fire,
Officer Ranew awakened two -
females who were sleeping
inside the houseboat. By
that time, smoke had filled
the cabin of the, houseboat.
The two females were safely
removed. The fire appeared
to have started from an over-
turned cooking grill. Officer
Ranew's actions probably
prevented the houseboat
from catching on fire.


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Custom Wood Flooring School at Decorative Flooring

About 30 skilled wood flooring profes-
sionals descended upon Port St Joe the
week of Sept. 10 to improve their skills and
learn about the latest innovations in the
wood flooring industry. They came from Los
Angeles, Chicago, Washington D.C., Missouri
and many other locations to learn Decorative
Flooring secrets of working with exotic wood
and the latest equipment available.
Jim Garth and his long time colleagues
are sharing their knowledge and experience
with fellow woodworkers.
People like Daniel Boone, Yes, you heard
right, he is actually a 5"'-generation descen-
dent from the real Daniel Boone.
Daniel teaches wood flooring in Australia,
Europe and the Far East. He' is considered
the best in the world and his grandmother
use to live here on 2nd street during World
War II and work on aircraft at Tyndall AFB.
Other instructors specialized in spe-
cific areas of wood flooring such as finishing,
sanding, installing, wood science and the
unique tools required to accomplish the job.
Not just anyone is accepted in the
Custom School as the average student had
at least twelve years of wood flooring expe-
rience and one was going on thirty years.
Beginners must attend Decorative Flooring's
Basic Class and have some experience before
they can attend the Custom Class.
In addition to the out of state students,.
Jeff Schreck of Lynn Haven and Grant
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of this opportunity to improve their skills

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The students are required to write up
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According to all the students, this first
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Students and instructors were.lodged at
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Saturday night everyone somehow land-
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Jim and Brenda Garth know that this
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Smallwood Honored For

Career Accomplishments

Clay Smallwood, a Port
St. Joe resident and employ-
ee of The St. Joe Company,
was honored with the Florida
Forestry Association's
Distinguished Service Award
for a career of service to
Florida's forest community
at the group's annual meet-
ing in Ponte Vedra Beach on
September 6.
The Florida Forestry
Association's Distinguished
Service Award is the orga-
nization's highest honor. It
is based on many years of
accumulated and dedicated
service to Florida's forests.
A graduate of the
University of Florida,
Smallwood is a forester by
He has shared his forest-
ry expertise while serving on
numerous Association com-

mittees and task forces.
Smallwood was elect-
ed to the Florida Forestry
Association Board of
Directors in 1991. Even
before that time he had been
a key force in of many of the
Association's transportation
and safety efforts.
He helped develop the
Commercial Driver's License
program for log truck drivers
in the early 1990's, and in
1994 he oversaw the develop-
ment of an OSHA safety pro-
gram for the logging sector.
As the logging industry
focused on safer and more
environmentally-sound har-
vesting practices in the mid-
1990's, Smallwood helped
to develop Florida's Master
Logger program-an educa-
tional, program that provides
Florida loggers training in

safety, timber harvesting and
environmental regulations.
As chairman of the
Association's Forest Business
Committee, Smallwood was
instrumental in helping
develop security measures to
help reduce the risk of tim-
ber theft. In 1997, his steady
and confident leadership
was recognized by his peers
when he was elected presi-
dent of the Florida Forestry
"Clay is one of the most
loyal and supportive mem-
bers I have ever known,"
affirms Jeff Doran, execu-
tive vice president of the
Association. "This award is a
small token of our apprecia-
tion for what Clay has done
and continues to do to keep
the Association flourishing
despite all the challenges and
changes to the forestry busi-
The Florida Forestry
Association is the only state-
wide non-profit trade orga-
nization 'representing the
interests of landowners, log-
gers, foresters and the forest
products industry in Florida.
With total sales exceeding
$16.6 billion, Florida's high-
est valued agricultural prod-
uct is trees. The Florida for-
est economy generates over
133,000 jobs and contributes
significantly to the recreation
and tourism businesses. For
more information, please

PSJHS Food Critics: A Taste of the

Coast without Emptying Your Pockets

"There are certain plac-
es that you feel comfort-
able immediately; maybe it
is because of the lighting,
or maybe it is because of
the music playing, or maybe
because you know that your
experience will be an enjoy-
able one. When we arrived
at the conveniently located
Sunset Coastal Grill directly
off highway 98, I felt instant-
ly at home," reports Molly
Matty, one of the students
participating in the new
"Food Critic" program at Port
St. Joe High School.
"This new opportunity for
the gifted students combines
many disciplines, including
business, culinary arts, and
journalism to give the stu-
dents new information while
also enjoying a great meal,"
explains Angel Barbee, gifted
teacher and founder of this
new program.
According to Jonathan
Davidson, another gifted stu-
dent who interviewed Patti
Blaylock, owner and execu-
tive chef of Sunset Coastal
Grill, "Several of Sunset's
happy occasions fall on the
14th of a month. November
14, 2002, was the day Sunset
opened along the beautiful
bay in Port St. Joe. Then
after the tourist season of
2006, the restaurant opened
for lunch on September 14,
and now the Gifted class
adds another 14th to her

list, reviewing her 'top grade'
restaurant exactly one year
"There is a simple
Southern look to the archi-

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tecture of Sunset Coastal
Grill, yet there is smooth jazz
playing faintly in the back-
ground and an elegant dining
room, providing a comforting
ambience," describes senior
Molly Matty. She goes on to
say that after admiring the
beauty of the establishment,
not to mention the breathtak-
ing view, "We ate. And ate.
And ate."
"We were treated to appe-

tizers such as crab claws and
coconut shrimp along with
many different choices of
soups, salads, and gumbo,"
explains Francie Burgess.
Another gifted senior, Olivia
Lamberson, concurs, "The
gumbo is prize winning and
the potato soup will have
you licking your spoon, and
maybe4even the bowl."
Selections on the menu
are Patti's own recipes that
she fed her children while
they were growing up. "What
lucky kids!" exclaims Molly
Matty. "But in truth," asserts
Jonathan Davidson, "Sunset
is anything but glorified
home cooking . unless
you happen to have gourmet-
trained parents." Davidson
continues, describing one of
his personal 'favorites, the
tangy Apalachicola oyster
sandwich: "Served on an
unseeded bun, the fried oys-
ter sandwich boasts Sunset's
house remoulade sauce atop
a small mound of oysters.
For extra zing, a layer of

spicy coleslaw rests beneath
the oysters." Davidson goes
on to describe another favor-
ite: "Moist in the center with
an almost crunchy exterior
and a simple design made of
the same iemoulade sauce,
the crab cakes were another
Krista Parker, a true food
enthusiast, adds, "The most
delicious dish I encountered
was 'The Busted Burger'-a

juicy burger topped with
cheese and bacon. The name
came about because two
sheriff deputies continued to
order this same burger every
time they came in for lunch,
even though it wasn't on the
menu. Blaylock finally decid-
ed to put it on the menu, giv-
ing it the'name to honor the
law enforcement guys who
had inspired it. While Patti
explained the story behind
the burger I was sinking my
teeth into, I could just imag-
ine Andy Taylor and Barney
Fife walking in after chasing
all the low-down crooks, in
town, bringing justice to our
little community, and want-
ing just the right burger to
hit the spot. The 'Busted
SBurger' was just that and is
an excellent addition to the
Sunset menu."
If you're not a meat lover
like Krista, don't worry;
Sunset has dishes to accom-
modate everyone-even our
lone vegan Sarah Hiscock.
You may be asking yourself,
"What is a vegan anyway?"
According to Webster's
Dictionary, a vegan is "a strict
vegetarian who consumes no
animal or dairy products."
Sarah goes on to explain that
this definition does little jus-
tice to the whole concept of.
a vegan: "Veganism is a phi-
losophy. We believe that ani-
mals should be recognized as
having basic rights, and we
should thus extend to them
the compassion, kindness,
and justice exemplified in the
Golden Rule."
Now you may be won-
dering, "So what do they eat
then, lettuce?" Well, for all
you vegans out there, Sunset
provides much more to eat
than salad. Sarah says that
the Sunset Chicken Penne
(minus the chicken and
cheese, of course) is a defi-
nite must try. "The dish is
comprised, of penne, which is
not made with eggs (they willI
show you the box as proof),
scrumptious sun-dried toma-
toes, delectable mushrooms,
green onions, and olive oil,
splashed with wine dressing.
I did not have high expecta-
tions for 'vegetarian food,'
but I was honestly blown
away by this dish. I cannot
ever recall eating such a fla-
vorful pasta dish, and I will
definitely be back for more,"
claims Sarah. And for all
you pasta lovers, Italian night
is every Tuesday, and you
don't have to be a vegan to
love this one. Molly Matty
agrees, "It almost tasted like
I was eating a home-cooked
meal from Tuscany. Who
knew that eating right could
taste so good?"
Sunset Coastal Grill,
tucked away behind the pine
trees on 602 Monument
Avenue, offers its tasty
delights for lunch from 11-3
and serves dinner from
5-10. Sunset has everything
to offer-great food, fantastic
service, relaxing music, chic
decor, and an awesome view.
So come in and see first-
hand the prettiest sunsets in
the world and enjoy a fabu-
lous meal at the same time.
Kathryn Arnold put it best,
"When you leave, you will
have a stuffed tummy, but
still be wishing you had room
for another cup of their win-
ning gumbo." So if you are
visiting the area or if you're a
local, stop by Sunset Coastal
Grill to have the dining expe-
rience of a lifetime. You will
not beiisappointed. M

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Rent Today, Sell Tomorrow: Amid Sluggish

Home Sales, Lease-Options May Be A Good Bet

By Charles J. Kovaleski

In the past year, Florida
home sales have declined by
24 percent and sales pric-
es have gone down by five
percent, according to July's
Multiple Listing Service fig-
Amid gloomy real estate
news, what do you do if you
need to sell your house?
Now may be a good time
to consider lease-purchase
or lease-option agreements
that can enable you to gener-
ate income from your home
today and sell it for a fair
price tomorrow.
Lease-purchase or lease-
option: Is there a difference?
Many people aren't famil-
iar with lease-purchase or
lease-option agreements
because they aren't as useful
in the booming real estate
markets of recent years. A
lease-option agreement is a
property lease that usually
spans one-to-two years. But
at the end of the lease, the
tenant has the right to buy
the property at a price that
was agreed upon when the
lease was signed. A lease-
purchase agreement differs
because the tenant is legally
obligated to buy the property
when the lease period con-

NOAA Fisheries Service
announces it is extending
interim regulation for the
Gulf of Mexico red snapper
and shrimp fisheries. These
interim measures are intend-
ed to address overfishing of
red snapper in 2007. The
temporary rule also amends
regulations for the distribu-
tion of Gulf of-Mexico red
snapper 2008 individual fish-
ing quota (IFQ) allocations.
These measures may
remain in effect for no more
than 180 days if the public
has had an opportunity to
comment on the measures
and a fishery management
council is actively prepar-
ing measures to address
overfishing on a permanent
NOAA Fisheries Service
determined interim mea-
sures where needed to tem-
porarily address overfishing
of red snapper in 2007 while

cludes. Both options require
a homeowner to commit to
selling the home, but only
a lease-purchase agreement
will lock in a sale.
In today's turbulent real
estate market, these agree-
ments can benefit buyers
and sellers alike. To find out
whether such an agreement
would benefit your specific
circumstances, consult your
real estate attorney. But first,
here is some general infor-
mation to consider.
Benefits for sellers: A fair
price and good tenants
For home sellers, lease-
option or lease-purchase
agreements offer the follow-
ing benefits:
Locking in a sale
price today. As asking prices
are going down, agreeing to a
sale price today can help buf-
fer you against any further
market downturns. And, with
a greater number of buyers
considering a lease-purchase
agreement, sellers can have a
greater opportunity to ensure
their property reaps top dol-
Earning above-mar-
ket rent. Homeowners usu-
ally charge rents that are
10 percent to 20 percent
above market value to facili-
tate a rent credit toward the

the Gulf of Mexico Fishery
Management Council (Gulf
Council) developed addition-
al, long-term measures to
end overfishing and rebuild
the red snapper stock. The
final rule for the interim
measures published on April
2, 2007, and these measures
will expire on September 29,
The interim measures to
be extended will:
Continue the commer-
cial red snapper minimum
size limit at 13 inches total
Maintain the red snapper
bycatch mortality reduction
goal in the shrimp fishery
to 50 percent of the bycatch
mortality that occurred dur-
ing 2001-2003.
Maintain the total allow-
able catch of red snapper for
2007 at 6.5 million pounds
(mp), resulting in a commer-
cial red snapper quota of

home's down payment. So
rather than having to pay
your mortgage or property
tax out of your own pocket,
the property pays for itself as
you move closer to a sale.
Attracting better
quality tenants. If there's a
chance that the tenant will
be buying the house, then he
or she is invested in helping
keep it in top condition.
Maintain tax ben-
efits. Sellers keep property
income tax deductions dur-
ing the lease period of the
.Benefits for Buyers: A
low or no down-payment
Many buyers like a lease-
option or lease-purchase
agreement because it affords
them the opportunity to get
on their way to homeowner-
ship without a hefty down
payment. Buyer benefits
Paying minimal up-
front cash. To enter into
a lease-option .agreement,
tenants usually pay just a
few thousaXd dollars for the
first month's ren-t and a non-
refundable, option deposit,
which is paid in lieu of a secu-
rity deposit. With a lease-pur-
chase, a tenant usually has to
come up with more up-front
cash-typically a deposit that's

3.315 mp.
Continue the prohibition
of the captain andcrew of for-
hire vessels from retaining
the recreational bag limit.

Written copies of the
final rule implementing
these interim measures may
be obtained from NOAA
Fisheries Service's Southeast
Regional Office at 263 13t'.
Ave. South, St. Petersburg,
Florida 33701. Electronic
copies of the final rule may
be obtained from the federal
Register Web site https://www.
after September 24, 2007.
(Select final rules and regu-
lations and search on "red
snapper") For more infor-
mation on Gulf of Mexico
red snapper, visit National
Marine Fisheries website or
call (727) 824-5305.

5 percent to 10 percent of the
home's value.
Getting credit for
rent money. In both lease-
option and lease-purchase
agreements, the tenant
receives a monthly rent cred-
it toward a down payment.
So unlike traditional leases,
tenants can build equity as
they pay the rent.
Buying some time to
improve credit scores. With
lenders more risk-averse, it's
getting harder to qualify for
a mortgage. Having a healthy
credit score is vital, so buying
some extra time to improve a
credit score can help buyers
secure a mortgage.
Trying out the prop-
erty before buying. With a
lease-option agreement, ten-
ants can "test drive" a home;
if they don't like living there,
they can walk away from the
deal without a great deal of
money invested.
Risks to Consider

Many times, a lease-op-
tion agreement does not lead
to a sale. This usually is
because the tenant has decid-
ed not to purchase, or has not
qualified for a home loan. In
that case, the seller keeps
the non-refundable options
deposit, so the buyer will lose
money. However, the seller
has to start the sale process
all over again.
With a lease-purchase
agreement, there is more
risk to the prospective buyer
because they are legally
bound to buying the home.
If they don't want to or can't
afford to buy the home when
the lease period concludes, it
can be tough to get out of the
As is the case with all
contracts, there are ben-
efits and risks for both par-
ties who decide to pursue
a lease-option or lease-pur-
chase agreement. But if you
know the pros. and cons, and

have your real estate attorney
draft or at least review your
contract,, lease-option and
lease-purchase agreements
can be a great decision in a
slow market.
Charles J. Kovaleski is
president of Attorneys' Title
Insurance Fund, Inc., (The
Fund) the leading title insurer
in Florida and the sixth larg-
est title insurance company
in.the country. Acknowledged
as the Florida residential real
estate expert, The Fund has
been in business for more
than 50 years and supports a
network of more than 6,000
attorney agents statewide
who practice real estate law.
The Fund, based-in Orlando,
Fl., underwrites more than
300,000 title insurance poli-
cies for owners and lenders
in Florida every year. For
more information, visit www.

BBB Issues Alert For Phishing

Attack Using The BBB Name

Your BBB of Northwest
Florida has received several-
complaints from businesses
and consumers in Northwest
Florida about a spoofing scam
using the BBB name and a
false BBB e-mail address to
entice recipients to access
potentially damaging hyper-
links and attachments.
The message begins:
"This is an automated email
that confirms the registra-
tion of your complaint case
number : [CASE NUMBER]
filediby [YOUR COMPANY] on
September 17/2007 [sic] con-
cerning Online Identity Theft.

While Better Business Bureau
does not resolve individual
consumer problems, your
complaint helps us investi-
gate fraud, and can lead to
law enforcement action."
The e-mail reply address
is a fake and may appear
to be from,,
or complaintsmaj division@ other fic-
titious e-mail addresses.
If you have received a
fraudulent e-mail, do NOT
click on any of the links or
open any attachments. Please
help us in our work with
the authorities by forwarding

the e-mail and its headers
Once you have forwarded the
e-mail, delete the message.
None of the BBB's com-
puter or e-mail systems is
involved in this hoax and
the attack has not affected
the computer system of the
BBB or compromised any
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a sealed envelope, plainly Florida 32456,' (850) all unknown parties claim- ten defenses, if any, to it resentative Clerk of Court SHOP MEETING FOR.ALL WHEN: Tuesday, October
marked with Bidder's 227-7200. Costs for Plans ing by, through, under or on DOUGLAS C. ZAHM, By: Jasmine Hysmith REALTORS AND FINAN- 2, 2007
name, address, date and and Specifications will be against the herein named RA., Plaintiff's attorney, Publish September 27, Deputy Clerk CIAL INSTITUTIONS ON: TIME: 5:30 P.M.
time of opening, and BID $50.00 per set and is Defendants, who are not whose address is 18830 2007 WHERE: Commission
NO. 2007-17A for Wash- non-refundable. Checks known to be dead or alive, U.S. Highway 19 North, Pub. September 27 and WHEN: Tuesday, October Chambers
ANNOUNCEMENS ington Classroom Heat should be made payable whether said unknown Suite 300, Clearwater, IN THE CIRCUIT COURT October 4. 2,20074 Chambers
S.I ton Classroom Hetshouldparties claim as heirs, de- Florida 33764, on or be- IN AND FOR GULF TIME: 4:30 RPM. RE: 'Fair Housing Work-
1100 Legal Advertising Pump. to PREBLE-RISH, INC. visees, grantees, assign- fore September 22, 2007 COUNTY FLORIDA N THE CIRCUIT COURT, WHERE: Port St. Joe Fire perso ns are invited to
1110- Classified Notices ees, lienors, creditors, or within thirty (30) days T Station All persons are invited to
1120- Public Notices/ DESCRIPTION OF WORK: The bid must conform to trustees, spouses, or after the first publication of PROBAT DIVISION FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL RE: Fair Housing Work- attend these meetings.
Announcements Work consists of installa- Section 287.133(3) Florida other claimants; TENANT this Notice of Action, and FILE NO. CIRCUIT shop (Any person who decides
1130 Adoptions OF THE STATE OF FLOR-
1140- Happy Ads tion of five-ton Heat Pump Statutes, on public entity #1 and/or TENANT #2, file the original with the to appeal any decision
1150 Personals at the Washington Recrea- crimes, the parties intended to ac- Clerk of this Court at 1000 IN RE Estate of IDA, IN AND FOR GULF All persons are invited to made by the Commission
1160 Lost tion Center, 414 Kenney count for the person or Cecil Costin Boulevard COUNTYCATHERINE AKE CASE NO.: 07-357 DR attend these meetings. with respect to any matter
1170- Found Street, Port St. Joe, Flor- Workman's Compensation, persons in possession; Port St. Joe, Florida CASE NO. (Any person who decides considered at said meet-
id 32456. The work Insurance willbe required MORTGAGE ELEC- 32456, either before serv- Deceased. LINDA J CATANIA, to appeal any decision ing will need a record of
shoud m h lTRONIC REGISTRATION ice on Plaintiff's attorney made by the Commission
should meet the following of the successful bidder. SYSTEMS, INC.; BENEFI- or immediately thereafter; Petitioner, with respect to any matter
1100 specifications: CIAL FLORIDA, INC.; GE otherwise, defaultwillbe considered at said meet-- such purpose may need
CIAL FLORIDA, INC.; GE otherwise, a default will be NOTICE TO CREDITORS and to ensure that a verbatim
REQUEST FOR BIDS Completion date for these MONEY BANK f/k/a MON- entered against you for ing will need a record of to ensure that a verbatim
NO. 0607-42 Installation of a five-ton projects will be 90 days OGRAM CREDIT CARD the relief demanded in the The administration FRANKCATANIA, the proceedings, and for record of the proceedings
heat pump with digital from the date of the Notice BANK OF GEORGIA; complaint petition. of the estateofatheri ANK CATANIA, such purpose may need -is made, which record in-
The Gulf County Board of thermostat. to Proceed presented to CITIBANK (SOUTH DA- WITNESS my hand and Ake deceased, File Num- Respondent. to ensure that a verbatim eludes the testimony and
County Commissioners is Installation of all ductwork, the successful bidder. KOTA), N.A.; FORT seal of the Court on this ber 00,0000 is pending in record of the proceedings evidence upon which the
requesting bids from in- trunk lines, and a mini- CAMPBELL. FEDERAL 15th day of August, 2007 the Circuit Court for Gulf NOTICE OF ACTION is made, which record in- appeal\, is to be based.
dividuals, corporations or mum of 9 vents. Liquidated damages for CREDIT UNION; THE UN- Rebecca L. Norris County, Florida, Probate eludes the testimony and The Board of City Com-
institutions for the financ- failure to complete the KNOWN HEIRS, GRANT- Clerk of the Circuit Court Division, the address TO Frank Catania evidence upon which the mission of the City of Port
ing for the Honeyville Copesof the Bid Package project on the specified EES, DEVISEES, s/Jasmine Hysmith which is 100 Cecil G. Address Unknown The Board of ity ed. St- Joe Florida will not
Storm Shelter/Community are available at City Hall, date will be set at $200.00 LIENORS, TRUSTEES, Deputy Clerk 20 & Costin Sr. Blvd:, Room mission of the City of Port provide a verbatim record
Center, as follows: 305 Cecil G. Costin Sr. per day. VIELLA ROUSE, DE- 27 2007 148, Port St. Joe, FL YOU ARE St Joe Florida will not of this meeting.)
Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida CEASED, AND ALL 32456. The names and HEREBY NOTIFIED that a provide a verbatim record IN ACCORDANCE WITH
Loan Amount 32456. The City reserves Please submit (4) copies CLAIMANTS, PERSONS addresses of the personal Petition for Dissolution of of this meeting.) THE AMERICANS WITH
$550,000.00 the right to accept or re- of the bid and indicate on OR PARTIES, NATURAL IN THE CIRCUIT COURT representatives and the Marriage has been filed DISABILITIES ACT,
Loan Terms 5 ject any and all State- the envelope YOUR OR CORPORATE, AND OF THE FOURTEENTH attorney are set forth be- are required to serve a THE AMERICANS WITH accommodations to par-
Years ments of Bids, or to post- COMPANY NAME, that WHOSE EXACT LEGAL JUDICIAL COURT low. copy of your Responserve a THE AMERICANS WITH accommodations proceeding
First Payment Due One pone the opening pursu- this is a SEALED BID, and STATUS IS UNKNOWN, OF THE STATE OF FLOR- Pleading to the Petition Persons needing specialty in this proceeding
Year after Establishment ant to the city's purchas- include the BID CLAIMING BY, IDA, IN AND FOR GULF All creditors of the upon thePetitioner's attor- accommodations to par-should contactrvis, City
of Loan ing policies. Each bid NUMBER. THROUGH, UNDER OR COUNTY decedent and other per- Timth MFar acommoaons par Pauline Pendarvis, City
sshell be valid for a period AGAINSTVIELLA ROUSE, COUNTY decedent and other per- ney, Timothy J. McFar- ticipate in this proceeding Clerk, City of Port St. Joe,
Competitive interest rates shallbe valid for a period ECEASED, OR ANYOF sons having claims or de- nd, 326 Reid Avenue, ntc Clerk, City of Port St. Joe,
of sixty days (60 days) af- Bids will be received untilober THE HEREIN NAMED OR CASE NO.: 07-71PR mands against decedent's Port St, Joe, Florida, Pauline Pendarvis, City at City Hall, Telephone
Please submit four (4) ter opening. 4:30 PM, ET on October DESCRIBED DEFEND- estate, including unma- 32456, and file the original Clerk, City of Port St. Joe, No. 850/229-8261.
copies of your bid, indi- 5th, 2007, at the Gulf ANTS OR PARTIES IN RE: The Estate of turned, contingent, or unliq- Response or Pleading in at City Hall, Telephone
cate on the envelope The City of Port St. Joe is County Clerk's Office, Gulf CLAIMING TO HAVE ANY RETTA MAE updated claims, on whom the office of the, Clerk of No. 850/229-8261. THE CITY OF PORT ST.
YOUR COMPANY NAME, an Equal Opportunity Em- County Courthouse, 1000 RIGHT, TITLE OR INTER- SHIRAH, served but file their claims fore the Circui20th day of on or be- THE CITY OF PORT ST. PaulinJOE Pendarvs
that this is a SEALED BID, player Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd, EST IN AND TO THE Decedent. with the court WITHIN ber, 2007. If you fail to do JOE CITY OF PORT ST. PauClerk
and include the BID NUM- BID SHEET Room 148, Port St. Joe, PROPERTY HEREIN DE- / THE LATER OF 3 so, a Default Judgment City Clerk
BER. 'BID NO. 2007-17A Florida 32456. Bids will SCRIBED. MONTHS AFTER DATE will be taken against you Pauline Pendarvis
WASHINGTON CLASS- be opened at this same lo- NOTICE OF ADMINISTRA- OF THE FIRST PUBLICA- for the relief demanded in City Clerk PUBLIC NOTICE
Proposals must be sub- ROOM HEAT PUMP cation on ,October 8th, Defendants. TION TION OF THE NOTICE OR the Petition. Publish September 27
mitted by 4:30 p.m., E.T. 2007, at 10:00 AM, ET. 30 DAYS AFTER THE Publish September 27 NOTICE IS HEREBY
on Friday, October 5, Coastal' Service A/C and NOTICEOF AUNKNOWN The administra- DATE OF SERVICE OF A DATED at Port St. 2007 GIVEN that the City Com-
2007 to the Office of the Heating, Inc. The Board of County HEIRS, GRANTEES, DE- t i o n COPY OF THIS NOTICE Joe, Gulf County, Florida, mission of the City of Port
Gulf County Clerk of 1110 Garrison Avenue Commissioners reserves VISEES, LIENORS, TRUS- of the Estate of RETTA ON THEM. 'this 18th day of Septem- NOTICE TO RECEIVE St. Joe, Florida, at its
Court, 1000 Cecil G. Port St. Joe, Florida the right to waive informal- TEES, AND CREDITORS MAE SHIRAH, File No. All other creditor ber 2007. SEALED BIDS meeting on the 16th day
Costin, Sr., Blvd., Room 32456 cities in any bid, to accept OF VIELLA' ROUSE, DE- 07-71 PR, is pending in the of the decedent and other CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT BID #007-43 of October 2007 at 6:00
148, Port St. Joe, Florida and/or reject any or all CEASED, AND ALL Circuit Court of Gulf persons having claims or COURT mission meeting
32456. Proposals will be Emerson Cooling & Heat- bids, and to accept the bid CLAIMANTS, PERSONS County, Florida, Probate demands against dece- CThe Gulf County Board of Comm on mein
opened on Monday, Oc- ing, Inc. that in their judgment will OR PARTIES, NATURAL Division, the address of dent's estate, including By: Lynn M. Barnes County. Commissioners room at the Municipal
tober 8, 2007 at 10:00 106 Trade Circle West be in the best interest of OR CORPORATE, AND Building, Port St. Joe,
tober 8, 2007 at 10:00 106 Trade Circle West be in the best interest of OR CORPORATE AND which is 1000 Fifth Street, unmatured, contingent or will receive bids from any Florida, will have the 2nd
a.m., E.T, at the Office of Prt StTATUS IS UNKNOWN Port St. Joe, FL 32456. unliquidated claims, must Publish September 20, 27, person,- company, or cor- reading (first reading -
the Gulf County Clerk of. 32456 CLAIMING BY, The name and address of file their claims with this October 7 & 11, 2007 portion interested in pur- September 4, 2007) and
Court. If you have any questions THROUGH, UNDER OR the Personal Representa- court WITHIN 3 MONTHS chasing the following consider for final adoption
Miller Mechanical please call Bill Kennedy orAGAINST VIELA ROUSE tive and the Personal Rep- AFTER THE DATE OF items: an Ordinance with the fol-
The Board reserves the 140 W. Church Street Gena Johnson at (850) DECEASEDOR ANY OF resentative's attorney are THE FIRSTPUBLICATION NOTICE OF ORGANIZA-. lowing title:
right to reject any and all Wewahitchka, Florida 227-7200. THE HEREIN NAMED OR as set forth below. OF THIS NOTICE. TIONAL MEETING 1 1994 ord
DA HONEYVILLE COMMU- SRE publication of this Notice HEREBY GIVEN th tary Cargo Truck PROVIDING FOR NEW
NITY CENTER SEPTIC Ad #2007-101 SCRIBED All persons on is September 20, 2007. Organizational Meeting of (#90-201 / DEFINITIONS OF NUI-
By: /s/ Bill Williams, Chair- SYSTEM Publish: September 20 & Crrent Residence Un- whom this Notice is 'the Seaside Village Com- VIN#NK0107720525660) SANCE, PROVIDING
man NOTICE TO RECEIVE 27,2007 known, but whose last served who have objec- ELIZABETH A. AMOND munity Development Dis- C) 1 1984 White FOR PROHIBITION OF
SEALED BIDS known address was: tions that challenge the Attorney for Personal Rep- strict will be held at 1:00 Chevy Blazer (#90-202 / NUISANCES, PROVID-
Attest: /s/ Rebecca L. Nor- BID NO. 0607-40 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT 124 Race Track Road, qualifications of the Per- Attoresenta r Estate p.m. on Wed0nesday, Oce VIN#168ED18J4EF16568 IENTFOR ENFORCE-
ris, Clerk OF THE FOURTEENTH Wewahitchka, Florida sonal Representative, Florida Bar No. 090549 Carrabelle Senior Center 8 VIDING FOR REPEAL OF
Ad #2007-105 The Gulf CountyBoard of JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN 32465 venue, or jurisdiction of AMND & RAM, RA. 201 Avenue F, Carrabelle, D) 1 -1971 Military LL ORDINANCES IN
Publish: September 27 & County Commissioners AND FOR GULF COUNTY, this Court, are required to 314 S. Bayen St., Su Avenue Fida Crrbe Tractor Truck / M52A1 ALCONFLICT THEREWITH
October 4, 2007 will receive sealed bids FLORIDA YOU ARE NOTIFIED that file their objections with 116 (#90-209 / PROVIDING FOR SEV-
from any qualified person, Case No.: 07-224-CA an action to foreclose a this Court withinthe latter Pensacola, FL 32502 The purpose of PROVIDINGN#M72412830)OR SEV ERABLTYAND PRO-
FLORIDA company or UNITED STATE OF property in GulfCounty, of three (3)months after (850) 497-7048 E )1 ir o bl VIDING FOR AN. EF-
NOTICE REQUEST FOR interested in constructing: AMERICA, RURAL HOUS- Florida, to-wit: the date of the first publi- DONALD AKE the District, consider en- Command Post (#128-18 FECTIVE DATE.
ING SERVICE, USDA f/k/a cation of this Notice or DONALD AKE gagement of professionals *WS&R)
BIDS HONEYVILLE COMMU- FARMER'S HOME AD- COMMENCE AT THE SW thirty (30) days after the Personal Representative and conduct any and all All interested parties are
Sealed bids for City of NITY CENTER SEPTIC MINISTRATION CORNER OF SECTION date of service of a copy other business coming The items may be viewed invited to attend and be
before the initial Board. by contacting Emergency heard. Copies of said Or-
Port St. Joe Washington SYSTEI Plaintiff, 14, TOWNSHIP 4SOUTH, of the Notice on them. Publish September 20 & Said meetings may be Management Director dinance are on file at the
Por S eashintnvs RANGE 10 WEST, GULF 27, 2007
Classroom Heat Pump will The Contractor shall fur- ROBERT JAMES ROUSE COUNTY, FLORIDA, AND Allcrediorsofthe continued from time to Marshall Nelson at (850) officeoftheCityClerk and
be received City Hall, nish all labor, materials and UNKNOWN SPOUSE THENCE G NORTH 01 Decedent and other per- IN THE CIRCUIT COURT as deemed neces 229-9110. public duri normal
305 Cecil G. Costin Sr., and equipment; and shall OF ROBERT JAMES DEGREES 53 MINUTES sons having claims or d- IN THE CIRCUIT COURT sary. public during normal
Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida be responsible for the en- ROUSE; DELOIS ROUSE ,30 SECONDS WEST mands against Dede- OF THE FOURTEENTH A copy of the Please reference on your workingCO SSION OF
32456 up until 4:00 p.m., tire completion of this STACY and UNKNOWN ALONG THE WEST EstJUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN Agenda for this meetingCITY COMMISSION OFbid which items) are be- THECTY
EDT, October 2, 2007. project. SPOUSE OF DELOIS BOUNDARY LINE OF dent's Estate on whom a AND FOR GULF may be obtained by con- bidand in F
Bids will be publicly project. ROUSE STACY; EUGENE SAID SECTION 14 ( AS copy of this Notice is COUNTY, FLORIDA acting the District's Man- envelopd indie YOUR COM OFPORTSTIDAJOEFLOR-
opened and acknowl- ROUSE JR. and UN- MONUMENTED) FOR A served, within three (3) agement Office at (877) PANYNAME, that this is a
edged, October 2 2007 at Plans, specifications and KNOWN SPOUSE OF EU- DISTANCE OF 297 FEET; months after the date of Case Nog. 07-269CA 2 8e atOfivea(8)
edged, October 2 2007 at 2s6-0889 at leasS fiveF(5)SEALEDNsrBIDsandriCase No. 07-269CA mt aa M tBY: S/ Mel C. Magidson
contract documents can GENE ROUSE JR.; RUBY THENCE GO NORTH 87 the, first publication of this C dayC2 rior ato lte (5)SEALED BID and include BYBS/RMel C. Magidson
6:00 p.m., durngtheReg- be obtained at DAVENPORT and UN- DEGREES 40 MINUTES Notice must file their EMERALD COAST FED- the mer to the date of the BID NUMBEReting. MayoCommissioner
ular Commission Meeting. Preble-Rish, Inc., 324 Ma- KNOWN SPOUSE OF 20 SECONDS EAST, PAR- claims with this Court ERAL CREDIT UNION, Ifanypesonde- Bids must be submitted to Attest:
Bids shall be submitted in rina Drive, Port St. Joe, RUBY DAVENPORT; and ALLEL WITH THE SOUTH within the latter of three (3) ERAL CREDIT UNION, If anypersonde- Bids must be submitted to Attest: S/ Pauline
Bids shall be submitted in BOUNDARY LINE OR months afterthe date of Plaintiff,' cides to appeal any deci- the Gulf -County Clerk's Pendarvis
SAID SECTION 14 (AS the first publication of this vs. sion made with respect to Office at 1000 Cecil G. Clerk
S MONMENTED) FOR A Notice or thirty (30) days WILLIAM N. YOUNG, #5 any matter considered Costin, Sr., Blvd., Room Publish: September 27,
DISTANCE OF 105.00 Notice or thirty (30) daysAND LORI L. YOUNG, this meeting, such person 148, Port St. Joe, Florida,
FEET FOR THE POINT OF after the date of service of Defendants. will need a record of the 32456, by 4:30 p.m., E.T., 2007
BEGINNING. FROM SAID a copy of this Notice on / proceeding and such per- on Friday, October 5,
I POINT OF BEGINNING them. son may need to ensure 2007. Bids will b opened STATE OF FLORIDA
GO NORTH 01 DEGREES Clerk's Notice of Sale that a verbatim record of at this same location on DEPARTMENT OF ENVI-
53OND WEST, PARALLEL Decedent and person Under.F.S. Chapter 45 the proceeding is made at Monday, October 8, 2007 RONMENTAL PROTEC-
WHHE WEST BOUND- having claims or demands his or her own expense at 10:00 a.m., E.T. TION
,.'I'-,..., --, .. WITHTHEESTOUND-av laims orde mds NOTICE IS GIVEN that, in and which record includes NOTICE INTENT TO
.1R'"ARY LINE OF SAID SEC- against Decedent's Estate accordance with the the testimony and evi- NOTICE OF INTENT TO
:1 TION 14 FOR A D mt file)their claims with accordance with t t testimony nd evi- t Boa reserves the ISSE
TION 14 FOR A DIS- must file thbir claims with amended Final Judgment dence on which the ap- right to reject any and all WETLANDS RESOURCE
THENCE GO NORTH. 87 mon00 FEET; ths Coufter thin three (3) of Foreclosure dated Sep- peal is based. bids received.PERMIT
_. DEGREES 40 MINUTES months after the date of tember 18, 2007, in the In accordance
.... 2.9- S_;EGRE E AST,4 P the first publication of this
P29 SECONDS EAST, PAR-N teabove-styled cause, I will w i t h BOARD OF COUNTY The Department has is-
..- I .. I ....... ....,THALLEL WITH THE SOUTH Notice, sell to the highest and the provisions of the COMMISSIONERS I sued an Intent to Ilssue for
AUTOM OTIIO ER4EV FBOUNDARY LINE OF : best bidder for cash at the Americans with Disabilities GULF COUNTY, FLORI- Wetlands Resource Permit
AIDSECTION14 FOR A ALL LAIM, Gulf County Courthouse, Act, any person requiring DA (file # 23-275963-001-DF)
D&D's MOBILE AUTO 1000 Cecil G. Costin special accommodations pursuant to F.A.C rule
REPAIR anGolden Rule PET SITT- FEET;SOU' THENCE GO MANDS, AND OBJEC- Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida or an interpreter to partici- BY: BILL WILLIAMS 62-312.050 Florida Admin-
ASE certified, repairs @ Suds and ING SERVICE. Perfect al- SOUTH 01 DEGREES 53 TIONS NOT SO FILED at 1:00 a.m. (eastern) on pate at this meeting 'CHAIRMAN istrative Code, for the con-
home, business, or Scrubs ternativeto kenneling your 'MINUTES 30 SECONDS WILL BE FOREVER Otober 16, 2007, the fol- should contact the District RM o
roadside, towing available, TotalCleaning legged kids. Referred by EAST, PARALLEL WITH BARRED. October 16, 2007, the fol- should contact the District struction of two road
roadde, towing available tal Cllocal vet Reliable pet THE WEST BOUNDARY REDlowing described prop- Manager at (954) Attest: Rebecca L. Norris, crossings through
ewa beaces an Solutions sitter/pet owner. Does LINE OF SAID SECTION The date of the erty: 426-210. at least seven Clerk wetlands (0.32 acres) in
Call Dan atp 227-8225 Residential, home visits while you are 14 FOR A DISTANCE OF firstublicatioof tNoLot 2, Block 120, St. Jo- (7) days prior to the date order to access upland
Call Dan at 2278225 Commercial & New away. In business 7 years. 210.00 FEET; THENCE first publication of this No seph's Addition of the City of the particular meeting. Ad #2007-106 property which will be uti-
Construction. Call Dan 227-8225 GO SOUTH 87 DEGREES twice is: 9/27/07. of Port St. Joe, Florida as lized as a multi family de-
Daily weeklymonthly. 40 MINUTES 29 S DebbieC- Burch per Plat thereof, recorded District Manager Publish: September 27 & velopment. Mitigation for
wall Karol Stricker for eNDS WEST, PARALLEL Debbie K. in Plat Book 2, Page 12, of Seaside Village Commu- October 4, 2007 the wetland impacts will
OLD MAIDS BY 850-647-338t7 or cell These tiny ads tUDA'HErLINSU P e tt e h uc georsof ty ievome r Octbe the on site preservation
THE BAY INC 850-899-1564. Sell, hire, rent SAID SECTION 14 FOR A Port t. Joe FL 32456 County, Florida Publis september 27, of 4.12 acres of wetlands
Clean S I 20 yrs experienced and inform for DISTANCE OF 105.00 Any person claiming an 2007 NOTICE OF PUBLIC which will be placed into a
Bues loca for 5 professional services. engFEET TO THE POINT OF Timothy J. McFarland, Es- interest in the surplus from NOTICE WORKSHOP perpetual conservation
years, honest, depend- Senior Discounts! thousands of BEGINNING. SAID PAR- quire the sale, if any, other than A H easement.
able, reasonable & families each CEL HAVING AN AREA PqO. 02 the property owner as of THE APALACHEE RE- THE BOARD OF CITY
good local references. week. Let a little OF.51 ACRES, MORE OR326 Reid Avenue the date of the lis pendens GIONAL PLANNING COMMISSION WILL A person whose substan-
Residential, vacation LESS 3 R Ae 32456 must file a claim within 60 COUNCIL, ON BEHALF HOLD A FAIR HOUSING tial interests are affected
rentals. Free Estimates. Spot Advertising Classified ad do a FPort St. Joe, FL 32456 days after the sale. OF THE WORKSHOP MEETING by the Department's ac-
229-1654 or 227-5876 works! big job for you. has been filed against you FL Bar No.: 0984868 Dated: 9/18, 2007 BOARD OF CITY COM- ON: tion may petition for an
and you 'are required to (850) 227-3113 MISSION, WILL HOLD A administrative proceeding
... ..- ._ .. serve a copy of your writ- Attorney for Personal Rep- Rebecca Norris FAIR HOUSING WORK-


s 100-511


3100 33SO,


1100 1100 1100 2100 3300 4100 4130 6100r 6140
(hearing) under sections m e n t 32399-3000; and by filing Dogs & Cats Drivers Post Office Now Hiring. 1 Mile From New New Construction homes
of when and how the peti- aopohenoicfhe FraltelDrve raAvg. Pay $20/hour or and TH avail, now for rent.
120.569and 120.57 ofthe ofwhen and howthepet- a copy of the notice of the For Sale? Steel Buildings: Driver Trainees 57K annually including Hospital 3 or 4 br, 2 a. startingat
Florida Statutes. The peti- tioner received notice of appeal accompanied by 4 Only 25x30, 30x40, Federal Benefits and OT WAREHOUSE unit 1250 $895mo. 229-200-3221
tion must contain the in- the agency decision; the applicable filing fees 35x50,40x60 NEEDED Paid Training, Vacations. SF/office bathroom 12x12 St Joe Beach, 2 br 1 ha,
formation set forth below (d) A state- with the appropriate dis- Must Move Now! No CDL? No Problem! PT/FT. 1-866-483-0923 roll up door, Port St Joe deck, carport, covered
and must be filed m e n t trict court of appeal. The4 Will sell for balance owed! Earn up to $900/wk. home USWA corner of Pondarosa Pines boat storage, $800m, 1st,
(received by the clerk) in of all disputed issues of notice of appeal must be FREE DEUVERY! weekends with TMC. & Rutherford in Jones last, sec. 850-233-4636
the Office of General material fact. If there are filed within 30 days from 1-800-411-5869 Company endorsed CDL POSTAL & GOV'T JOB Homestead. $650 a month
Counsel of the Depart- none, the petition must so the date when the final or- Ext 37 Training. INFO FOR SALE? includes util. 1 year lease Unfurnished 3 br, 1.5 ba
ment at 3900 Common- indicate; der is filed with the Clerk 1-866-280-5309 + 1 mo rent dep. house located just min-
wealth Boulevard, Mail (e) A con- of the Department. Re- He647-2715 or 814-7911 utes from downtown Pt.
Se Department Re- Healthcare/Other ca iot n St. Joe. Great location
Station 35, Tallahassee, c i. s e quests for review before cautionith large. fGence in yar
Florida 32399-3000. statement of the ultimate the Land and Water Adju- Beacon Villa with deck and front porch.
facts alleged, including dicatory Commission Rtir nt tr You NEVER have to A must see for $850 a
Becausehead- the specific facts that the must be filed with the Sec- There are specific Flor- Retirement pay for information month with one month se-
Becausethead- the specific facts that the must be filed with the Sec- There are specific Flor- Has openings in Resident about federal or postal Office space for rent, ex- city dep. Call
ministrative hearing proc- petitioner contends war- retary of the Commission ida Statutes applicable Care and Dietary staff. Full obs. If yo see a job cellent location or renthe cor- urity850-229-2706 for dep. Ctails.
ess is.designed to rede- rant reversal or modifica- and served on the Depart- to the sale of dogs and me, an t r t Fl jobs. If you see a job cellent location on the cor- 8 f
termine final agency ac- tion of the agency's pro- ment within 20 days from cats within the state or status arte availle. FT guarantee", contact the 120 Unfurnished 3br, 1.5 ba
tion on the application, the posed action; and the date when the final or- transportated into the benefits include health The Federal Trade includes: 4 offices, con- house w/garage located
filing of a petition for an (f) A state- der isfiled with the Clerk state for the purpose of and dental coverage and Commission ference room, reception near schools in nice
administrative hearing m e n t of the Department. selling. EMPLOYMENT paid timeoff. Call Geri or is America's consumer area, storage and parking, neighborhood. $1000mo
may result in a modifica- of the specific rules or Crystal at 647-4000 tecLadlord pays waterw/one month security dep.
tion of the permit and statutes thatthe petitioner application Please research Flor- 4100 Help Wanted protection agency. Lafidlord pays water,w mn r de
tion of the permit and statutes that the petitioner The application is 4100 Help Wanted electric, sewer, and trash. Call 850-229-2706 for de-
lease, or even a denial of contends require reversal available for public inspec- ida Statute 828.29 4130- Employment Healthcare/Support Call 850-653-3322 for ad- tails
the application. Accord- or modification of the tion during normal busi- (Dogs and cats trans- Informatio77-FTCHELP ditionalinfo.
ingly, the applicant is ad- agency's proposed action; ness hours, 8:00 a.m. to ported or offered for HEALTH-877-FTC-HELP
vised not to commence (g) A state- 5:00 p.m., Monday sale; health require- HEALTHg. 406
construction or other ac- m e n t through Friday, except le- ents; consumer guar- Administration/upportSrvsmessage from the FTCe Reid Aveil/Pr. ADA accessible
tivities under this of the relief sought by the gal holidays, at Depart- antee) before you o INTERVIEWING TECHNICIAN meage from herFTC Reid Ave. ADA accessible ee3
permit/lease until the petitioner, stating pro- ment of Environmental fer for sale a cat or INTERVIEWING e Gulf County Health and The News Herald 2 ADA restrooms, sepa- home, Lrg kitchen&am
permitease until the petitioner, stating Protection, 160 Govern- dog. CLERK The Gulf County Health Classified Advertising rate kit., priv. off street hom, Lrg kitchen am-
deadlines below for filing cisely the action that the ten 6 TDepartment has 1 open- Department parking in rear 2100sf, iy room, 2 car carport,
mental Center, Pensacola, The Gulf County Health ing for an OPS (no bene- $17000/mo 527-7869 fenced back yard w/ fruit &
a petition for an adminis- petitioner wishes the Florida. Department Dental Clinic fits assigned) Health Sup- Reliable Home Typist shade trees. Utility Room
trative hearing, or request agency to take with re- Publish September 27, has one Career Service In- Storae Units for w/hkups 2 blocks fromthe
for an extension of time aspect to the agency's pro- 2007 2110 terviewing Clerk position port Technician based in Needed Immediately Storag Unis fo choose bay in Highland View Call
have expired. posed action open at the Port St. Joe the Port St. Joe medical $430 part time, $825+ full many sizes to choose 850-227-5301 or .-850
branhe et te orty (40) St Joeclinic Salary Base$9.6 time Guaranteed! Simple from, affordable space 227-6297
Buy it! p branch. Forty (40 hours clc. arBa $9 Data Entry. Make Own when you need it, call and
Under rule A petitionthat lassifiedper week; Annual Salary perhour. Fingerprinting Schedule. PC Required. reserve yours today! the
62-110.106(4) of the Flor- does not dispute the ma- ass Range $16,751.28- and O/T due to Emer- Call 1-800-757-1037. Space Place 625 15th St,
ida Administrative Code, a trial facts on which the Make your move to 2 Kittens & 1 male cat. All $18,720.00. Fingerprinting agency Duties required., Mexico Beach 648-5276
person whose substantial Department's action is the medium that's have shots, Spayed & and Emergency Duties Knowledge of ICD9 and 6150
interests are affected by based shall state that no your number one neutered. 850-229-8667 or Required. Four-day, CPT Codes, and medical Room For Rent
the Department's action such facts are in dispute source of 340-0900 10-hour workweek sched- clinic experience required. M/F $380mo. Utilities
the Department's action such facts are in dispute source of ule; Closing Date: Sep- For information pertainingincluded to share 4 br
may also request an ex- and otherwise shall con- information about timber 30, 2007. For o isosition pertaing 9247 W Hwy 98 Be n hcl to share 4 br
tension of time to file a pe- tain the same information homes for sale! more information, conta hisct 9247 W Hwy 98 Beacon home. Call 227-7138
tuition for an administrative as set forth above, as re- homes for sale!a aaa Lesia Hathaway at (850) L Hill/waterfront, furnished,
hearing. The Department quired by rule 28-106.301. For all your housing Lesia Hathaway ( 227-1276,ext 149. Refer 2 br, 1 ba, CH&A. No
227-1276, ext. 149. 227-1276, ext. 149 Refe 2 br 1 bs, CH&A. No
may, for good cause Under sections needs consult Refer to Requisition to Requisition Number smoking/pets. 1st & last
shown, grant the request 120.569(2)(c) and (d) of Classified when it's Number 64003080. 64923117. Closing date is USINES,& FINANC months dep re'd.year Ise 6170
for an extension' of time. the Florida Statutes, a pe- time to buy, An Equal Opportunity September 30,, 2007. An 5100 Busines ca
Requests for extension of tition for administrative it's the resource on /Affirmative Action Em- E q u a I pp5100 ortBus nitiess
time must be filed with the hearing must be dis- which to rely MERCHANDISE ployer. Electronic Applica- Opportunity/Affirmative 5110 Money to Lend
Office of General Counsel missed by the agency if retions Only. Apply @: Action Employer. 2 br, 1 ba Trailer 5 miles
of the Department at 3900 the petition does not sub- 3100 Antiques Apply at: | 1 6130 pass Overstreet. $500
Commonwealth Boule- stantially comply with the 3110 Appliances for assistance, contact: 3 br, 2 ba$800 mo& 2 br, month+ deposit. Please
Commonwealth Boule- stantially comply with the 3120 Arts & Crafts People First' at 877- for assistance, contact 2 ba $700mo.+ Security Call 850-648-5306.
vard, Mail Station 35, Tal- above requirements or is 3130 Auctions for assistance, contact:5100 | 2 ba $700mo.+ Security Call 850-648-5306.
lahassee, Florida untimely filed. 3140 Baby Items 562-7287 People First at $600 Weekly Potential! deposit req'd. Brand New For Rent, 14x70 Mobile
32399-3000, before the 3150 Building Supplies 877-562-7287 Process HUD/FHA MIP re- Townhomes, located in Home, 2 br, CH&A, clean
applicable deadline. A This action is 3160- Business funds from home. No ex- Jones Homestead in Pt. & furnished, at Simmons
time e request fr en- f hi a 3170 11fsEquipment HR/Recruiting perience needed. St. Joe, Now Available, ,Bayou, $500mo, $500dep,
timely request for exten- f i n a I 1-.Collectibles'
sion of timeshall toll the and effective on the date 3180- Computers Construction/Trades 1-800-277-1223 ext. 257 Call850-648-1070 Call 850-229-6495
running time period for fil- filed with the Clerk of the 1 3190 Electronics Human Resource RV Space for rent private
ing a petition until the re- Department unless a peti- & 3200 Firewood Duct Installer Director $500-$3,500 Cash Daily! lot with 1 room cottage
quest is acted upon. If a tion is filed in accordance 3220 Furnee iture GW Services Heating & Dynamic person with ex- No Selling. No Product. with full bath 9452 Olive
request is filed late, the with the above. Upon the 2100- Pets 3230 Garage/Yard Sales Air, Inc., 228 Cessna Dr., perience in HR to fill HR No Explaining. Not MLM. MecSt. Beacon Hill Call Dan
Department may still grant timely filingof petition this 2110 Pets: Free to 3240 Guns Port St. Joe is Now Ac- Director position in pro- Simply Return Phone ba beachside furn'd TH.-8225
it upon a motion by the re- order will not be effective 2120- Good Home 3250 Good Thingsto Eat cepting Applications for gressive & cutting edge Calls. 1-888-248-1617. $950 mo. Avail 12/1/07. Shaded RV lots
questing party showing until further order of the 2120 pet Supplies 3260 Health & Fitness Duct Installer. Must have a Care & rehab facility. Fun www.freedombyinvita- Call 706-333-0159 in Wewa $200mo incl
questing party showing until further order of the 2130 Farm Animals/ 3270- Jewelry/Clothing valid drivers license. 850- environment w/great ben- tioncom/riches in Wewa. $200mo inc
that the failure to file a re- Department. Supplies 3280 Machinery/ 229-9125 for appt. efits. Please contact Gayle Water/Sewer. 639-5721.
quest for an extension of 2140 Pets/Livestock Equipment Scarborough @ Bar and Grill located on Mexico Beach 3 br 2 ba
time before the deadline This, permit wanted 3290 Medical Equipment See Our Job Posting On 850-229-8244 fax Mexico Beach. Excellent Condo, 0.5 miles to
was the result of excusa- c o n s t i -3300 Miscellaneous 229-1042 opportunity to own a turn beach, Pool, no smoking
ng3310 Musical Instruments WeblD#33956133 opportunity to own a turn404-
ble neglect, tutes an order of the De- 3320 Plants & Shrubs/ key business. Completely Ban 404-0
apartment. The applicant 2100 Supplies See our job posting on stocked with liquor and 663
Intheeventthata has the right to seek judi- 3330 Restaurant/Hotel food. Reasonably priced.
timely and sufficient peti- cial review of the order un- 3340 Sporting Goods WeblD#33955777 Selling for health reasons. H
tion for an administrative der section 120.68 of the 3350- Tickets (Buy& Sell) Healthcare/LPN Other Call 850-258-8039 for ad-
hearing is filed, other per- Florida Statutes, by the fil- LIr ditional information. 6140 R
sons whose substantial in- ing of a notice of.appeal Bassett Hound Puppies- ^Medical HELP WANTED Earn up to $550.00 2 br, 2 ba historic home R.ESTAEFORSALE
terests will be affected by under rule 9.110 of the AKC Registered, $250 3110 Asst/LPN Earn Extra income Weekly. Helping the Gov- Handicapped equipped in 7100-Homes
the outcome of the admin- Florida Rules of Appellate each. Shots/wormed. Call For Sale assembling CD ernment P/T. No experi- historic dwntwn district of 7110 Beach Home/
istrative process have the Procedure with the Clerk 872-2102. 20 Cu Ft. Kenmore side Busy Family Practice med- cases from Home. ence needed. Call To- Apalachicola. Cony, to Property
right to petition to inter- of the Department in the by side fridge/freezer ical ofc with two No experience necessary. dayl!! 1-800-488-2921 ask shopping & boat launch. 7120-Commercial
vene in the proceeding. Office of General Counsel, Beagle Puppies (white). providers.two Looking for www.easywork- for Department F-6 Ca tsfor/de. 7140 Farms &ndoRahes
Intervention will be only at 3900 Commonwealth 13", Red & White, 1 Tri Ice maker with door dis- Medical Asst. or LPN to Movie Extras Needed! 850-653-6375 7150 Lots and Acreage
the discretion of the pre- Boulevard, Mail Station Colored. ACK reg. $150 penser (makes ice, but work PT. Clean, pleasant 800-405-7619 Ext 3002 Earn up to $100- 7160 Mobile Homes/Lots
siding officer upon the fil- 35, Tallahassee, Florida, Call229-6664/340-1045 needs some minor work) work place and good $300/day All looks, types, 3 br 2.5 b near school, 770 Waterfront
ing of a motion in compli- Fridge/Freezer in very hours. Ifinterested a re- Salesnd ages. TV, FILM, garage+carport storage 7180- Invesment
nncomwithrule 28-16.205_M" good condition sume can be faxed to and ages. TV, FILM, garage carport, storage property
ance with rule 28-106.205 condition an a ePRINT.: 800-340-8404 x area or extra officefncd 719 Out-of-Town
of the Florida Administra- $100 Firm 850-670-8582 or submit- SecretShoppers, 2942 newly remodeled, $1500 Real Estate
S C Cal 647-8384. Estp y mal eer Earn up to $150 per day. mo. Please call for more 7200 Timeshare
Sastpoin eicalCener Undercover shoppers Realistically earn more details 850-227-4056
35aIsland Dr. needed to judge retail and money in the next year,
In accordanceA ONLINE Suite 14 dining establishments, then the last 5 years com-
, t ^ hONLINE Eastpoint, FL 32328
w i t h ,3130 Eastpoint, FL 32328 Exp not required, call bined. 1-800-385-9637 7110
rules 28-106.111(2) and (800)-491-5372 Cott Betw La
62-110.106(3)(a)(4), pet A U C EOE-DFWP/M-F See Our Job Posting On laBes o
tions for an administrative VENDING 3 br, 1 ba house. Availa- & RC.B. Best price on the
hearing by the applicant A U C T I NWebl#3353972 R Eble in Highland View. beach, $194,900 OBO.
ROUTE $750mo. 850-227-5301 or 770-561-4507
must be filed within 21 e g Absolute Public TAKE CHARGE Snacks, Drinks, 850-227-6297
days of receipt of this writ- BidS ending 2 PM .Auction OF YOUR REAL All Brands-
ten notice. Petitions filed PenRentRental Store ESTATE CAREER. 41Great Equip Locations -
by any persons other than OCTOBER 25, 2007 ,Rer,,n From Bu-ine. 03 0 avail now 7 i50 l
the applicant, and other : sepF 29..r 9 ,AM Call tdayfor *REMEMBER:* Many Options. ulf View coiner lot, 1st
than those entitled to writ- A AB LL 2 In r onfidnial Financing available with 3 1 airport, W/D bck off beach. Sacrifice @
SFL rconfidential Ads in this, classifica- $7500 down 3 t, /, $165K. Health forces sale.
ten notice under section P$n0ma C0r. FLaion may or may not re-
120.60(3) of the Florida SANDS OF CARRABELLE Skid loaders, Trench- creer interview ton investment or C-372o yd ilH $K alh es sale.
Call: 877-843-8726 F + til C Call 850-258-8039
Statutes, mut be filed Fiv townhomes, two ae e Fork rs, 850-229-9310 may be multi-lbvel mar- 1st (612)499-0218
with 21 days of publication townhomes, two are Trailers, Mixers, Pres- 850-229-9310 keting opportunities. We Would you like to start.or
of the notice or within 21 poolside sure Washers, Street
Sof h or wtin 1 polside models, 1500 sf, 3/2, sure Wasers, Stre7 Brian Neubauer do not recommend giv- expand your businessand 3 br, 2 ba Modular Hm,
daysools r 700 ing credit card or bank banks will not approve? 1600sf, utility rm, porch, 7190
gardless of the date of 2 ar/boat bays close t beach items, tobe SOLD AB- 420 Reid Ave., account information out McKenzie Group can help. fncd bkyd, $79 m + 20 Miles East of ndianap-
publication. a SOLUTE l Port St. Joe over the phone. Always Call us toll free. dep. 4 mi from Mex bch. olis. 3 bedroom, 2 bath, 2
and boat ramps. www.Berrhill research the company 1(888)571-6860 Military disc 850-647-5722 car garage all briqk ranch.
Under section i Neubauer you plan to do business Built 1999, 7.4 prime ac-
120.60(3) of the Forida 12 building lots with. 972-874-1222 EIA Real Estate, Inc. with BEFORE investing. ... 3/4 br, den, office, 1 bath, res. View at:
(3) the da Auctioneer:Ray Berryhill Sunny & bright, super
Statutes, however, any Infrastructure in place FL Lic.#AU2617/AB1930 clean, furnished or unfurn, $254,900 (850) 217-2884
person who has asked the. Bayview very conven-

petition within 21 days of ANGLERS HARBOR 3160 1 28-84 or 206-542-305 .
such notice, regardless of -Rc m5 441 HR i. 71 S.
the date of publication. Riverfront community, Full Retail \\e\rhilchka. IFL. 32465 TE
The petitioner Lot #20 with boat slip Several Gondolas, Wall 100-.g CBusin. .) 1 Bess/-.
shall mail a copy of the RIVERWALK CONDO Units, Glass display In1 Land Surle ing. Commercial AUTOMOTIVEMARINE
petition to the applicant at Cases, Cash Register. & .. , 6110 Apartments RECREATIONAL
the address indicated Marine Street Check Out Stand. Sev- ut.: lil L6120 Beach Rentals Brand new 2 br 2.5 ba 8100 -Antique & Collectibles
above at the time of filing. era! floor displays. Sell- '" Igrlrunlell Ilprrfdli ,r% & ('ADD ltlrdlnllln 6130 Condo/Townhouse
above at the time of filing. ,eral floor displays. Sell- i Iil2ll l Ili s6140 House Rentals 1200 sq ft AND 3 br, 3.5 8110- Cars
The failure of any person 1000 sq ft 2/1 condo with ing as a package. Call ":cnHlt-titrllcTll l.i.ii.iiiiiiii[lillit h rtlill' 6150- Roommate Wanted ba 1480 sq ft cottages 8120 SportsUtilityVehicles
to file a petition for an ad, p 850-227-9528 6160 Rooms for Rent in exclusive Barefoot 8130- Trucks .
ministrative hearing or COmme al boat Slip Please call l8?0o 639-6199 or 6170 Mobile Home/Lot Cottages community. 840 C eVans
pursue mediation as pro- RIVERS EDGE LOT r resume o -79 610-Timeshar Rentals Large creened in 60- Motorcycles
vided below'within the ap- -- ,6200 Vacation Rentals porches upstairs and 8170 Auto Parts
propriate time period shall Marine Street 3230 NEWSPAPER CARRIERS NEEDED downstairs. Hardwood & Accessories
constitute a waiver of 1 Family Yard Sale! Sat, NEWSPAPER CARRIERS NEEDED FOR RENT floors, carpeting, tiled 8210-Boats
those rights. Proposed and approved unit Sept 29th, 8am-? 743 kitchen counter, full 8230- Sailboaterra
SJones Homestead Rd. The NeOW Herald is seeking an 850 sq. ft. warehouse ize stack washer & 8240 Boat & Marine
Apeonhatds- COndo building with permits Port St Joe Florida. Re- individual interested in providing w/office in Port St. Joe. dryer. Amenities: large Supplies
putes the material facts on load equipment, scu a pool and hot tub, play- 8310 Aircraft/Aviation
which the Department's 10 boat slips on the river gear, clothes, tools, and great service, to our customers in the $400/mo including tax. ground, community 320- ATV/Off Road Vehicles
action is based must con- CITY LOTS more followingareas: Call 814-7400 building with exercise 8340- pers & Trailes
tain the following infor- HUGE YARD SALE! 204 'equipment. pet friendly.
mation: Two city lots 50x100 Gulf Air Dr. (Gulf Aire W ahtchka No smoking. Avail Now
Sub-Div) St. Joe Beach. WewahitchkaA $1,150 to $1,450 per
(a) .The name On NE 2nd St. SAT Sept 29th. 8am-? Call James.Meadors @774-4108 MINI STmonth (850)229-1350. 8110
and address of each Nautical, furniture, lamps, In PAort Stl Joe www.barefootcottaoes c 88' Cutlass Supreme, ex-
agency affected and each COMMERCIAL COMPLEX & MUCH MORE! Etc. Or pick up a carrier application using the l 9 0 om cellent cond. in/out. New
agency's 16 LOTS WITH FOUR LARGE 4 FAMILY front entrance on 11th St. to The News Herald. 229 6200 trans. Cold air $3000. Also
file or identification num- GARAGE SALE! Sat. 8am. Individual must have reliable transportationand be Brand New Barefoot Cot- l 89 Ford Escort, 38 Mpg, 4chback de-
ber, if known; APPROVED SITES AND 215 Charles Ave. White able to work early a.m. hours. This is an indeped- 814-7400 amenities. $950/mo includes allpendable,$800 866-5621
e WATERISEWAGE PERMITS seat, toys, co ter ove ent contractor position with part-time hours and full Ise, 835-2731 or 865-9410
seat,,toys, computer, desk, time earnings with no collecting necessary.

address, and telephone FRONTS ON HWY. 98 io s, i vs, more America's Port St Joe, New Energy
number of the petitioner;. m efficient home, 3 br 2 ba,
the name, address, and Come join Mini garage, nice neighbor- Ford Taurus '93, white,
tephonesnue enh VIRGINIA G. BLOW 33oo The News Herald Carrier team Storage i6 3 ordepCal m t
telephone number of the7 1 T J The News Herald Carrier team hood, $1100mo+dep. Call 80,657 miles, automatic,
petitioner's representa- VIR INI B O0Storage 850-653-5144 radio, air. Body in good
t i v e I Broker Assoiciate. and average condition. $950. 9all
f any, whichshallbe theBroker Assciate nd earn above average whileie Port St. Joe, large HIS- 850-227-9528
address for service pur- 0 being your own boss. 1 TORIC 3 br, 2.5 ba home,
poses during the course 8U5 .50 .1 44 '04 HaulMark 229-8014 overlooking Bay Elegant
of the proceeding; and an ROWELL AUCTIONS Enclosed Trailer 6x12 P A N A MA CITY rooms includes foyer with 11 0
explanation of how the pe- OWELL AUCTIONS New tires, ramp door/side Climate and beautiful staircase, formal 82 I10
explaationof howntpa- ROWELLNewS tirnes, aramp dor/de PAliving & dining rooms, 1998 16' Silver King Flats
titioner's substantial inter- COLDWELL BA\KER door, $1800.00N NO 1-Climate eakfast dining proomsd Bo 16'dSilverKg Flats
ests are or will be affected KELLY AN K Y PROPRT S 04 HaulMark Contl Strage den/office, back stairs, motor, trim tabs, poling
by the agency determi- K ,LLYA ELLYPTES Enclosed Trailer 8/.24 U Units fireplaces, screened and casting platform, troll-
nation; EACH OFFICE IS INDEPENDENTLY ramp door/ side door Boat/RV storage porch, garage. $1600 mo., ing motor, side steering
(c) A state- OWNED AND OPERATED $3800.00 oh S ( entrance space 1 yr lease. Call for appt. console. $8499 obo.
850-229-8397 or 227-1381 501 W. th Steet (ront entrance) 850-227-7234. 850-251-0746

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Gulf County School Board Minutes I

Thursday, July 19,
2007, continued
Utilities Report for
June 2007 (For Informa-
tion Only)
MENT: Chairman Quinn
adjourned the meeting at
3:35 P M.'

Tuesday, July 31, 2007
BUDGET There was no
one present from the pub-
lic to address the Board
regarding the tentative
budget for 2007-2008. On
separate motions as noted
the Board unanimously
approved each of the fol-
lowing millage rates: Re-
quired Local Effort (RLE)
3.4893 Motion by Mrs.
Wood and seconded by Mr.
Little Regular Discretionary
0.51 Motion by Mr.
Cox and seconded by Mr.
Wright Supplementary Dis-

cretionary 0.081
Motion by Mr. Wright and
seconded by Mrs. Wood Lo-
cal Capital Improvement
(LCI) 0.4 Motion by
Mr. Little and seconded by
Mr. Wright FOR A TOTAL
PACKET: SM:07-095 'July
TIVE BUDGET: On motion
by Mrs. Wood and seconded
by Mr. Cox the Board unani-
mously approved the 2007-
2008 tentative budget.
The Gulf County School
Board met in regular ses-
sion on July 31, 2007,
immediately following the
5:30 Budget Hearing at
their Administrative Offices

in Port St. Joe. The
ing Board member
present: Chairman
Quinn, Jr., Vice-Ch
Linda R. Wood, Gec
Cox, Danny Little an
Wright. Superint
Wilder and Board A
Charles A. Costin we
AGENDA: On mot
Mrs. Wood and sec
by Mr. Little the
unanimously approve
amended agenda to i
the addition of pag

s were
Billy C.

7a-e, 9a-c, 34a-g, and the
renumbering of pages 34a-c
to page numbers 33a-c.

d John ITEMS: On motion by Mr.
tendent Wright and seconded by Mr.
attorney Cox the Board voted unani-
ere also mously to take the follow-
ing action:
Approved the
FROM July 19 Minutes.
tion by (SM:07-105)Approved let-
conded ter of resignation from
Board Shirley Williams from her
ved the lunchroom cashier posi-
include tion at Port St. Joe Elemen-
es 6a-i, tary School effective school

year 2007-2008. Approved
letter of intent from Mar-
garet Padgett (Lunchroom
Co-Manager at Port St. Joe
High School) to enter DROP
on September 1. 2007 with
an anticipated retirement
date of August 31, 2012. In
accordance with Board Pol-
icy 6.531, she has selected
Option 2 for terminal pay
for all accrued leave.Ap-
proved letter of resignation
from Jamie L. Powers from
.her English/Reading teach-
ing position at Port St. Joe
High School effective imme-
diately.Approved the con-
tract for Speech Therapy
Services with Cathy Cook
Christodoulou of Cook

Speech Pathology Services
in Callaway, Florida, for
school year 2007-2008.Ap-
proved Lindsay Williams for
the instructional position of
Behavioral Specialist in the
Bridges program at Port St.
Joe Elementary School for
school year 2007-2008.Ap-
proved the following sub-
stitutes: Lee Ann Bennett,
Debbie Cryderman, Gilda
Hobbs, Patricia Lawson, Mi-
chelle Young.07/31/07Page
(SM:07-106)Approved pa-
rental request for Calhoun

County student Erika Leigh
Whitfield to attend school
in Gulf County for school
year 2007-2008. Calhoun
County- School District has
approved-this request.Ap-
proved parental request
for Bay County student
J. Mason Ray to attend
school in Gulf County for
school year 2007-2008.
Bay County School District
has approved this request.
Approved parental request
from Amanda Haney for her
six year old daughter to at-
tend school out of her zone
at Port St. Joe Elementary

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School for school year a lift station. I am against through the process.On mo- Dashboard Resolution. ITEMS: n motion by Mrs. m Gulf County for school
2007-2008. While the the present site because of tionby Mr. Cox and second- (SM:07-114)07/31/07Page VII. ADJOURN- Wood and seconded by year 2007-2008. Calhoun IV SUPERINTEN-
family lives in Dalkeith, the the close proximity to resi- ed by Mrs. Wood the Board 3Approved the 2007-2008 MENT: On motion by Mr. Mr. Little the Board voted County School District has DENT'S REPORT:
parent works at the Gulf dences and because that unanimously approved the Special Programs and Wright and seconded by unanimously to take the approved this request.Ap-
Forestry Camp in Howard once completed and fenced recommendation to (1) di- Procedures Amendments Mr. Little the Board voted following action: proved parental request for V. BOARD MEM-
Creek and mustbeatwork the project will be too im- rect the City of Port St. Joe (SM:07-115)Approved the unanimously to adjourn the Ashley Harville to attend BER CONCERNS: A
by7:00 A. M., C.T. posing and intrusive (an and Preble-Rish to reroute Athletic Supplement Rec- meeting at 7:26. PERSONNEL MAT- school in Gulf County for workshop was scheduled
IV PROGRAM MAT- elevation of 2 feet coupled the sewer line off of the ommendations, effective TERS: Acknowledged the school year 2007-2008. for August 14 immediately
TERS: with a 6 foot enclosure Highland View School prop- school year 2007-2008. GULF COUNTY SCHOOL in-school transfer of Karen following the 10:00 School
On motion by Mr. 20X26 is quite substantial erty, and (2) deny the re- (SM:07-116) BOARD Minger from 1st Grade to IMPORTANT HIGH Board Meeting. The main
Wright and seconded by in size). I do not believe It quest from the City of Port August 8, 2007 Media Specialist at Port St. SCHOOL DATES: Ap- topic for the workshop will
Mr. Cox the Board voted is in the best interest of the St. Joe and Preble-Rish V SUPERINTEN- TheGulfCount Schoolprove Elementary SchoolAp- protantvedthe following Schmpor- bey Mdrug testingOnand motiseconded
4-1 to approve the current Gulf School District. Also, for a utility easement on DENT'S REPORT: On BoTheGulmetCountySchool roved Nathan McDonald tant Dates forHighSchools by Mrs. Wood and seconded
locationoftheliftstationon f n the future the board or the Highland View School motion by Mr. Little and for the ESE Teacher posi- as submitted:Important by Mr. Cox the Board voted
d o b E si o n August 8, 2007, at ton at Port St. Joe High Date Port St. Joe unanimously to recognize
the Highland View School a new owner needs the sta- property for the 3 inch seconded by Mr. Wright the 8:00A. M., at their Admin oo at Port St Joe High Date Schoort St. Joe unanimouslhe 2007-2008to recognize
Property, providing the City tion moved, the board will sewer main.On motion by Board voted 5-0 to take ac- istrative Offices inMPort St. 2 n schowA year Hitchka High Schoole S t S C ns
of Port St. Joeagreestothe ultimately bear the expense Mr. Wright and seconded by tion on the following: Ap- Joe. The following Board Richards for the Physical HOMECOMING c at the October all State School
following stipulations: (1 or depreciation ofproperty Mr. Little the Board unani- proved contracting for a members were present: Education Teacherposition tober 19, 2007 (Franklin BoardMeetingwhichwilbe

station site; and (3) the City the meeting and for their Approved the 2007-2008 Supplemental Education aemto attend Counselor/Case Manager May 21-22, 2008 Board MeetogbMr Cox an
TheCityof Port St. Joewill value. I believethis istoo mously took the following math coachatWewahitchka Chairman By C. Qnn, dation Teache position tobe r 1, 2007 (Franklin Boardttle enwhichtwiered
tg C ty of P t Chairman Billy C. Quinn, at Wewahitchka Elemen- County) October 5,2007 held at Wewahitchka High
waive sewer tapfeesfor the great a concession for the action: Approved the 2007- High School in compliance Jr, Vice-Chairman Linda uny) School Boar dao
Highland View School; and board. Mrs. Wood followed 2008 Agreement with Bay withthe Assistance Plus Wood, George Mary School ,for school year ( C Schol. e Boardalo
(2) The City of Port St. Joe up her statement by thank- County Schools. (SM:07- Plan. The contract would Danny Little John Wright 2007-2008.Approved the ROM scheduled a walkthroughead
will getfeedback from the ing Preble-Rish represen- 108)Approved the 2007- before a maximumofthreee rig transfer of Candace Mill April 19, 2008 M y of the Weahitchka Head
Boar regardingfencing a eed Nobles and 2008 PAEC Participation days per week.SM07-117) SuperintendentWlder from her position as Youth 3, 2008 Start /Pre-K facility imme-
and beautification of the lift Darren Evers for attending Resolution. (SM:07-109) Approved revisions to the Due to a scheduling conflict Service Coordinator/Career SENIOR EXAMS diately following the School
station site; and 3 the City the meeting and for theirn- Resolution. (SM:07-2008 Suppleme ntal Education the Board Attorney was un- Counselor/Caser Manager May 21-22, 2008 BoarddMeeting.Mr. ox and

adilemmacreated bysome- ing that relationship In the Approved the 2007-2008 Control. Mr. Litlecast the mo usly approved he agen- day) 8:30 nAMCT
of Port St.Joe willmain-co fortsinresolvings theissue PAEC Risk Masnagement Services (SES) contract as to the Aide position in Ghe (We
ainthe aestheticsofthelift at the Hihland iew site Resolution.SM:07-0) submitted. (SM:07-118) ront office at Wewahtchka BACCALAUREATE represent the Gulf County
station site. (SM:07-107) She stated that the Board Approved the 2007-2008 On motion by Mr. Wright I. eMiddle School for school June 1, 2008 (Sunday) 6 School Board on the 2007
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City of PSJ Town Hall Meeting

Thursday, September 27


Senior Citizens' Center

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During the month of October, the City of Port St. Joe will vote on the adoption of the revised Redevelopment Plan. Currently, the plan includes
the community of North Port St. Joe. At this time, the will of the community must be determined. Please attend the City-sponsored town hall
meeting on September 27 to let your desires be known. The plan, the inclusion of North Port St. Joe and any other related items will be dis-

It is the expressed desire of the PSJRA board that NPSJ enjoy all benefits from being in the CRA, otherwise, the following would become true:

Expenditure of ANY TIF funds in NPSJ will be prohibited.
The improvements listed in the redevelopment plan revision for NPSJ will be removed (for example, streetscape, side-
walks, landscaping, ball field, facade improvements grant).
The funds generated by the St. Joe Company development will go into general city/county operating funds and will not be
required to stay in the NPSJ community.
Developers (local and otherwise) will not be required to follow any particular plan or process, and continued "cherry-
picking" can continue, with individuals purchasing and attempting to purchase lots at low values.

The Florida Redevelopment Association stated at the August 30 workshop that only one CRA is allowed in Gulf County and that multiple dis-
tricts may be created but are managed under only one board of directors. NPSJ is a separate district, and the TIF can be placed in separate trust
fund accounts. NPSJ as a separate district also may utilize their TIF to have a completely separate staff, under the existing board.


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The Star, Port St. Joe, FL Thursday, September 27, 2007 I 5B

Established 1937 Serving Gulf County and surrounding areas for 69 years


16B Th d S t ber 27 2007 T
abolished 1937

By Jason Alderman

If you're among the
nearly 44 million Americans
eligible for an employer-pro-
vided pension plan, consider
yourself lucky: Since 1980,
such plans have decreased
by nearly 80 percent. And,
while more companies now
offer 401(k) or other plans,
where employees themselves
fund some or all of the sav-
ings, about half of Americans
have no employer-sponsored
retirement plan at all.
Probably the best retire-
ment savings advice I'd offer
is, "Don't put all your eggs
in one basket." Between dis-
appearing pension plans,
Social Security's uncertain
future and historically low
personal savings rates, your

smartest move is to save
as much as you can, begin-
ning as soon as possible,
and using whatever means
available whether it's an
employer plan, a traditional
or Roth IRA, or regular after-
tax savings.
If you do have pension
benefits through your cur-
rent or past employers, here
are a few considerations:
With traditional pen-
sions, also called defined
benefit plans, your employ-
er sets aside and manages
money on your behalf and
then guarantees you a spe-
cific benefit amount upon
retirement. Your pension
amount likely depends on
years of service, age at retire-
ment and your earnings at
that job.

Your pension plan
administrator should pro-
vide a summary plan descrip-
tion (SPD) that explains key
information such as vesting
requirements, pension cal-
culation formulas, payment
options and more. Carefully
review it and if you don't
understand something, ask.
The administra-
tor should also send you
an annual statement with
updated benefit estimates.
Check it for accuracy, espe-
cially the income level used
to calculate your benefit.
Also, let them know about
any life changes that may
affect your benefit, including
marriage, divorce, death of
spouse, etc.
Review your plan doc-
uments to make sure you

understand the definitions
of normal retirement age
(commonly 65), early retire-
ment, deferred retirement
(working past normal retire-
ment age), spousal death
benefits (if you should die)
and what happens if you
leave the company before
retirement age.
Make sure you under-
stand the different payment
options available to you.
Because so much hinges
on choosing the right ben-
efit payment option, you
may want to confer with a
financial advisor to deter-
mine which is best for your
situation. Common payment
options include:
Single life annuity: You
receive a fixed monthly ben-
efit until you die; then no fur-

their payments are made to
your survivors. Commonly, if
you're married, your spouse
must agree in writing to this
Qualified joint and sur-
vivor annuity: You receive a
fixed monthly benefit until
death; then your surviving
spouse receives a benefit
(amounts vary among plans)
until his or her death.
Lump sum: Some plans
allow you to receive the
entire value of your benefit
at retirement, with no fur-
ther payments. Then, it's up
to you to invest the money.
Again, consult a financial
advisor before choosing this
If you've held numerous
jobs throughout your career,
keep track of any pensions

for which you may be eli-
gible. If you've lost track of
the company or it has gone
out of business, contact the
Pension Benefit Guaranty
Corporation (PBGC), the fed-
eral government corporation
that protects and guarantees
pension plans, for assistance
Other good sources of
information on pensions
and retirement planning are
AARP ( and
Practical Money Skills for
Life, a free personal finan-
cial management site spon-
sored by Visa USA (www.
Bottom line: It's your
retirement future you
need to actively manage how
you're going to pay for it.


WHEN: Thursday, September 27, 2007
TIME: 5:00 p.m.
WHERE: Gulf County Senior Citizens Building
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.]

ABILITIES ACT, persons needing special accommodations
to participate in this proceedings should contact Pauline
Pendarvis, City Clerk, City of Port St. Joe, at City Hall,
Telephone No. 850/229-8261.
Pauline Pendarvis
City Clerk

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The Gulf County Board of



BER 8, 2007 AT 6:00 RM., E.S.T.,


Thank you,
Commissioner Bill Williams

Publish: September 27 & October 4, 2007

Ad #2007-104

BBB Invites Businesses

And Consumers To

The Torch Award For

Marketplace Ethics

Your BBB of Northwest
Florida will host the 2007
Torch Award for Marketplace
Ethics for District III October
10 at the Black Angus
Restaurant in Panama City.
The Torch Award was
created to recognize busi-
nesses and charities that
insist on exceptionally high
standards of behavior in deal-
ing with customers, vendors
and employees. In addition,
three area students will also
be awarded $1,000 scholar-
ships as winners of the BBB
Student Ethics Scholarship.
Attendees will have the
opportunity to bid on a vari-
ety.of local goods and ser-
vices in a silent auction to
benefit the BBB Foundation
of Northwest Florida which

supports your BBB's vision
of an ethical marketplace
through community educa-
tion and recognition pro-
Want to go?
Torch Award for
Marketplace Ethics
Wednesday, October 10,
11:00 a.m. Networking,
registration and silent auc-
11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Torch Award program
1:00 p.m. Bidding closes
on silent auction items
Black Angus Restaurant,
4500 W. Highway 98, Panama
City, FL
For more information or
to RSVP call 800.729.9226
or e-mail info(





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


execution and adoption

of a Stipulated Settlement

Agreement with the

Florida Department of



their regular meeting on

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

at 6:00 p.m., E.T. in their

meeting room in the Robert

M. Moore Administration



Gulf County


1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr.

Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida.


of the Stipulated

Settlement Agreement are

available in the Office of

the Clerk of Circuit Court,

1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr.

Blvd., Room 148, Port St.

Joe, Florida.

Publish: September 27, 2007

Public Information Meeting

Date: Tuesday, October 2, 2007

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

Place: First Baptist Church Fellowship Hall',;
102 East 3rd Street I .,,,,
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, 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 You may also contact Tommie Speights, District Three
Public Information Director; toll free at (888) 638-0250, ext. 208. His email address is

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Cornerstone Marketing & Advertising, Inc. Hosts Media

Luncheon at Bay Point Marriott Golf Resort and Spa

Cornerstone Marketing
& Advertising, Inc. hosted a
press luncheon at the Bay
Point Marriott Golf Resort
and Spa on Friday, Sept. 7
at Kingfish Restaurant. The
intent was to foster better
relationships between the
agency, clients and newspa-
per outlets in an effort to
promote a more cohesive
communication plan for all.
"The exponential growth of
the market and the fact that
many are vying for new oppor-
tunities with the media to
showcase their communities,
resorts or products dictated
the need to cultivate a 'back-
to-basics' marketing and
public relations approach,
which has always been to
develop great relationships,"
said Cornerstone president
Lisa Marie Burwell.

Invited media included
representatives from Freedom
Communications newspa-
pers: the Panama City News
Herald, Washington County
News, Holmes County Times-
Advertiser, Apalachicola
Times and The Star in Port St.
Joe. Cornerstone represents
the public relations efforts
for The St. Joe Company,
Bay Point Marriott Resort and
Spa, The Towne of Seahaven
and, most recently, Southern
Theatres, LLC. which opened
The Grand Theatre in Pier
Park in May of 2007.
"The forum was an open
and informal exchange of
ideas and information with
the ultimate goal of build-
ing relationships to enhance
media coverage for our cli-
ents, while simultaneously
asking the media how we can

accomplish this goal so that
it benefits their readership as
well," said Burwell.
Rick Martin, Associate
Publisher of the Panama City
News Herald, explained his
vision for the newspaper to
be a vehicle for life-changing
information when he said, "I
want people to pick up the
product asking themselves
how the information con-
tained can effect their lives
and realize, once they've read
it, how it impacts their lives
and the area in which they
When asked to share
information on the future
plans of St. Joe, Melissa
Jolly, Marketing Coordinator,
cited RiverCamps on Crooked
Creek located in Panama City
as a good example of listen-
ing to the changing demands

of the marketplace when she
said, "the market is showing
strong indications that local
residents are more interested
in living in RiverCamps as
their primary home rather
than the previously targeted
demographics of the second
home buyer located in feeder
markets outside our local
area.. This has prompted
a marketing repositioning
campaign for RiverCamps
targeted to the end user."
"The repositioning of
RiverCamps is. something
our readers would be inter-
ested in as it affects their
livelihood and educates them
about what is happening
within their own communi-
ty. This is the type of news
we are interested in sharing
with our readership," said
Nicole Barefield, Publisher of

the Washington County News
and Holmes County Times-
Developer of The
Towne of Seahaven, Mike
Bennett noted that he under-
stands the importance of
communicating to the local
market what is happening at
Seahaven. "The fact that we
are going to have an authen-
tic Italian cafe complete with
homemade gelato on the first
floor of our first condomini-
um, Origin, is something that
people want to know about.
It can be the small changes,
as well as the large, that we
need to share information
about," he said.
Phil Lucas, Editor of the
Panama City News Herald,
knows that the area is expe-
riencing a growth spurt like
never before and welcomed

the open dialog to share
ideas and updates but also
cautioned the attendees that
continued responsible devel-
opment is needed and all
About St. Joe
The St. Joe Company, a
publicly held company based
in Jacksonville, is one of
Florida's largest real estate
development companies.
JOE is primarily engaged
in real estate development
and sales, with significant
interests in timber. JOE's
mission is to create places
that inspire people and make
JOE's Florida an even better
place to live, work and play.
We're no ordinary JOE. For
more information on The St.
Joe Company, visit.

Time to Hang Up on

Calling Card Scam Artists

By Gus West

Just recently, Florida
Attorney General Bob
McCollum announced that
he would begin investigating
serious allegations of fraud
in a $4 billion industry. This
isn't some backroom cor-
porate scandal under the
microscope. It's a nation-
wide scam that's ripping off
many of America's most vul-
nerable residents -- recent
What's. the big-money
scandal? Fraudulent inter-
national phone cards. And
there's reason to believe that
shady dealings in these pre-
paid cards are widespread.
McCollum's foray into
consumer protection is wel-
come, because low-income
and immigrant communities
have been shaken down by
this scam for far .too long.
Prepaid phone cards
have emerged as a cost-ef-
fective option for those call-
ing abroad. Staying in touch
with friends and family from
.home is obviously a prior-
,ity of new immigrants to the
United States, and phone-
card companies have ben-
eiled from the burgeoning
demand among new arrivals,
.most of whom start at the
bottom of the economic lad-
Indeed, a recent study
by former Undersecretary of
Commerce Robert Shapiro
found that an internation-
al call made. with a prepaid
card, on average, costs any-
where from 18 to 64 percent
less than a call made using
a traditional landline or
wireless phone. For families
needing to make every penny
count, this can mean savings
of up to $44 each month.
Telecom companies have
benefited as well from the
popularity of prepaid cards,
as the upfront purchase
removes the risk of unpaid
phone bills. Thanks large-
ly to the growth, in prepaid
card usage, the volume of
international calls has risen

dramatically -- jumping from
200 million calls in 1980 to
11 billion in 2004.
But as the number of
international calls via pre-
paid cards has escalated,
so too have the number of
unsavory businesses looking
to con new immigrants. And
because so many immigrants
arrive without well-developed
English skills and without
any knowledge of the U.S.
legal system, they're easy tar-
The typical con, unsur-
prisingly, is to shortchange
consumers on minutes --
advertising one amount of
time, but providing far less
than that.
Often, consumers don't
even notice that they have
been ripped-off, as the voice
prompts from the compa-
ny issuing the prepaid card
are in line with what's been
advertised. After all, unless
you're looking at a clock, it's
hard to tell the difference
between 25 and 30 minutes.
,Because this crime
is rarely prosecuted and
extremely easy to perpetrate,
it has become shockingly
A recent study by an
independent research firm
revealed that four major pre-
paid calling card companies
cut the minutes advertised
by up to one-half. Across all
four companies, the average
number of minutes available
was actually just 60 percent
of the amount advertised.
These figures \ corre-
spond with research we've
conducted at my organiza-
tion, the Hispanic Institute.
And we've also had these
numbers confirmed by an
outside auditor.
These cards aren't sim-
ply defective products.
Certain companies are know-
ingly defrauding consumers.
Some companies even bribe
storekeepers in immigrant-
dense neighborhoods to sell
illegitimate phone cards in
exchange for a percentage of
the proceeds.

We're not talking about
small change, either. Experts
estimate that fraudulent pre-
paid phone cards swindle
Hispanics out of close to a
million dollars each day. And
because the folks who use
these cards often lack the
resources and the knowl-
edge to fight back against the
scheme, it continues unabat-
Until a comprehensive
anti-fraud campaign is in
place, unscrupulous compa-
nies will continue to have
their way with prepaid phone
card consumers, and new
immigrants will continue los-
ing their hard-earned money.
Thus far, Attorney
General McCollum is one of
only a handful of congress-
men and state officials to
have expressed interest in
putting an end to this scheme.
Taking fraudulent companies
to task should be a top prior-
ity for our law enforcement
officials. McCollum deserves
our praise; and more law-
makers ought to follow his
Gus West is president
of the Hispanic Institute in
Washington, DC. (Floridians
who think they might be vic-
tims of calling card scams
are encouraged to call 866-
966-7226, the fraud hotline
of the Attorney General's
Office.) .



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Establishedl 19.37 Servinq Gulf County and surrounding areas for 69 years

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Superior Bank Donation

Employees of Superior Bank in Mexico Beach donated $200 to the building fund of Gulf
Transportation after hosting a fish fry fund-raiser last Tuesday. Gulf ARC/Gulf Transportation is
building a new facility off Industrial Road funded by a grant/loan package from USDA. The non-
profit is still seeking funds for items such as furniture and landscaping.

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Central Panhandle

Chapter of Red

Cross offers Classes
The Central Panhandle Chapter of the American Red
Cross will be offering FREE Infant and Child CPR courses to
all new and expecting parents in Gulf County. These courses
will be offered as a result of a grant received from the Tapper
Foundation. Please include the following information in the
paper so that Gulf County residents may begin registering
for this course.
American Red Cross, Central Panhandle Chapter
FREE Infant and Child CPR Class New and Expecting
Parents Only!
Tuesday, October 2, 2007
2pm 5pm
Highland View Elementary School
To register call Terri Bird 229-6415 or the Red Cross
Class size is limited, first come, first serve.


and get The Star delivered to your door!
Call 227-1278 or slop by our ottice at 135 W Hwy 98
in the Port City Shopping Center

Ist Annual
Culf County Cpen
Spearflshlna Tournament
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Benefiting CARMA
SCoastal Artificial Reef Management Association
Cren anng & enhanng habitat rn Gul(County waters
Rules at

October 5-7, 2007 Columbus Day Weekend
Entry Fee $ 75.00 (after Oct. 1 $85.00)
i' include Tournament compete itionm T-shirn & Raile Ticket for Prizes)

Trophies Cash a Prizes

Safety Meeting
Spearing Seminar:

Awards & Prizes:
Fish Fry:

6:30pni Friday 10/5
7pm-lOpm Friday 10/05
Daylight Sat. 10/6 to 4:pm
Sunday 10/7
5-8pm Sat & 2-4pm Sun
Start at 4pm Sunday 10/7
Starts at 4pm Sunday 10/7

411 Events will be held at
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301 Monument Ave
H "y 98
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Fee: $15 in advane/$zo day of raci (nonrefundable)
Dogs: Permitted (Short, fixed length leashes only)
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dogs, effects of weather, traffic, and road conditions. such risKs being Known and appreciated b me. I hav read and understand thi
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(parent or guardian if under 19s rs.)


Make checKs payable to St. toe Bay Humane Society, and mail to:
Paws in the Park 5K, P.O. Box 891, Port St. Toe, FL 32057
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Al s support the St. Joseph Bay Humane Socie'ty

Serving Gulf County and surrounding areas for 69 years

FL Established 1937

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