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Publication Date: January 24, 2008
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5District,

'The irlower of My Heart' uniosettle
Union Settle


Museum Preserves George Washington Elementary/High School's Heritage C ntr ct
Contract
By Tim Croft
Star News Editor
Health insurance was the focus of this
year's negotiating between School Board and
union, and in the end that was where the
sides decided to concentrate the money.
The board and union agreed last week
to new contract language that provided no
bump in salary but a boost up in meeting
health insurance premiums to teachers and
non-instructional personnel.
The district's contribution to health
insurance jumped $100, from $350 to $450
per employee.
Teachers and non-instructional person-
nel who have between three and 23 years of
service will receive the anriual "step" increase
-.. in pay that is part of the basic contract and
which averages about 1.5 percent across job
descriptions and pay grades.
-But since summer the sides had been
wrestling withhow to deal with a 30 percent
S. '' >Y" increase in health insurance premiums this
year from Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Florida.
George Washington Elementary/High School began as a two-room wooden schoolhouse and educated Port St. Joe's African-American And with a limited pool of money avail-
children. It was rebuilt twice, and closed in 1970, the year Port St. Joe Schools integrated. able, the board opted to devote funding to
insurance and, hopefully, address the slide
By Despina Williams in salaries that Gulf Education Association
Star Staff Writer president Jay Bidwell said had dropped the
district to the .lowest quarter of districts in
They remembered the old wooden the state.
Schoolhouse heated by a potbellied stove. "In light of the huge increases the board
t They remembered the teachers decided to at least catch-up, maybe not
who inspired them to above their equal, but catch-up with the increases in
:iii who inspired them to rise above their
p risehealth insurance," said superintendent of
circumstances, and the principal they Schools Tim Wilder. "This board has been
loved like a father. very gracious to employees.
The alumni of a segregated African- "We will work together collegially and
American school gathered in the David W positively (with the union) to put more in
Jones Gymnasium on Monday to dedicate teachers' salaries in the future. Everybody in
the new George Washington Elementary/ this room knows we want to work on bring-
High School Museum, located on nearby ing up pay for teachers."
303 Peters Street in Port St. Joe. The newly-approved contract language
On a day, when the nation celebrated also included several other items, including
the life of civil rights leader Dr. Martin details on accruing and using compensatory
Luther King, Jr., preserving one's shared time language long sought by the union.that
Additionally, the contract dictates that
history acquired a greater urgency. should the district reach the end of the
King's name was evoked several 2007-08 school year with a fund balance
times throughout the ceremony, which over $500,000, a one-time supplement will
highlighted successes achieved despite be given to all employees in amounts not to
educational inequalities, exceed 1 percent.
Welcoming alumni and community In other recent business by the School
Visitors view photos of teachers inside the new George Washington Elementary/High members, Ruth Phillips, dressed in the Board during a series of meetings over the
past month:
School Museum, located at 303 Peters Street. (See MUSEUM on Page 8A)
(See SCHOOL BOARD on Page 2A)


Gulf County's New Hospital Gets a Boost


By Marie Logan
Star Staff Writer
Sacred Heart's new hospital in Gulf
County is another step closer to reality.
In a meeting in Port St. Joe on Jan. 16,
a representative of the St. Joe Community
Foundation (SJCF) presented a $500,000
check to the Sacred Heart Health System_
Foundation.
This was the third installment of a $5
million, 10-year donation promised by the
SJCF to help construct the new Sacred
Heart Hospital in Port St. Joe.
In the company of local civic and busi-


ness leaders and hospital supporters, Clay
Smallwood,'St. Joe Company vice president
and representative of the SJCF, presented
the check to Dr. Henry Roberts, president of
the Sacred Heart Heath System Foundation.
The new hospital is scheduled to open
in the spring of 2009.
Roberts thanked the SJCF, "who is mak-
ing this financially possible," he said.
Among the local leaders was David
Warriner, owner of MainStay Suites and The
Port Inn in Port St. Joe and a member of
the local Sacred Heart Hospital fundraising
committee.
Warriner said he wanted to reassure the


Left to Right: Sue Joffee, assistant director, SJCF; Jane McNabb, executive director, SJCF; Clay
Smallwood, vice president, St. Joe Company; David Warriner, The Tapper Foundation, Port St.
Joe; Trish Warriner, The TapperFoundation; Mel Magidson, mayor, Port St. Joe, Dr. Henry Roberts,
president, Sacred Heart Health System Foundation


community that the hospital was "absolute-
ly" on schedule and would definitely become
a reality.
He noted that rumors were circulating
that because of the area's economic slow-
down and cutbacks by The St. Joe Company,
the hospital was on hold and would not be
completed.
He emphasized that Sacred Heart and
the St. Joe Company "are not tied together,"
and what the St. Joe Company does has no
impact on Sacred Heart's actions.
The check presentation was positive
proof that the rumors were false, he added.
"This check would not be presented
today, especially since it is only the third of
multiple installments pledged, if the hospital
was not going forward," Warriner soid.
According to the SJCF, the Sacred Heart
Health System Foundation raised just over
$2 million in donations from organizations,.
businesses and individuals during 2007, in
addition to the $1.5 million in grants so far
from the SJCE
Site prep work began last summer at the
hospital's location on U.S. 98 near the Gulf/
Franklin Center.
A project general manager has been
named, and recently a job fair was held
in Port St. Joe to give local contractors an
opportunity to bid and potentially partici-
pate in the construction work.
"I believe that when people in the com-
munity start seeing the work trucks show
up at the city's gas stations, restaurants and
other businesses, that's when people will get
excited," said Warriner.
"I think at that point lots of people's
worries will disappear and the hospital will
'start to be a strong economic impact."
Roberts also presented Warriner and his


Trish Warriner, David Warriner, Jay Rish
(Century 21), Dr. Henry Roberts
wife, Trish, chair of the Tapper Foundation,
with a plaque marking their recent rec-
ognition- by Sacred Heart Health System
Foundation.
On Nov. 30 the Warriners received an
Order of the Cornette Lifelong Leadership
Award from the foundation, and at the Jan.
16 check presentation Roberts gave them a
large plaque commemorating the award.


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County Tired of Delays from Port St. Joe


By Marie Logan
Star Staff Writer

Gulf County commis-
sioners .are tired of waiting
for the water.
And they want the City
of Port St. Joe to explain to
Tallahassee just why water
lines are not yet servicing
Overstreet.
According to Gulf
County administrator Don
Butler, the issue began two
years ago when county com-
missioners decided not to
contest what they believed
was an illegal annexation by
the city of the WindMark
Beach Phase II property.
In exchange for the coun-
ty's consideration, Butler
said city officials agreed to
specific terms in an interlo-
cal agreement.
Among the terms were
that the city of Port St. Joe
would run water and sewer
lines to White City, the St.
Joe Beach area, and to


Overstreet, using a $536,500
state grant awarded to the
county.
Butler said a number of
factors had delayed the com-
pletion of the project, includ-
ing the Florida Department
of Community Affairs (DCA),
which issued and oversees
the grant.
Also causing delays,
Butler said, were the city of
Port St. Joe and the several
engineering firms involved in
the project.
According to Butler,
the engineering firm that
designed the water system
was not the firm the city
used to run the lines to the
affected areas.
Butler told the board
that he had received a letter
from DCA that day, reject-
ing the county's request
for a six-month extension
on the project. DCA stated
it planned to hold to the
grant's original termination
date of February, 2008. If


terminated, the grant funds
will no longer be available to
complete the project.
Butler said the county's
grant administrator was
trying to set an immediate
meeting among the county,
its engineers, city officials
and their engineers, and
DCA representatives.
"The city and their
engineers need to go to
Tallahassee and explain why
they're late," Butler told the
board.
Commissioner Bill
Williams made the motion
that the county hold pay-
ment of the next $1 million
installment the county was
prepared to pay the city for
work on the sewer system, a
payment part of the terms of
the interlocal agreement.
The board voted 4-1 to
do so (Peters dissenting), in
order to "really put some
teeth into it," Williams.said.
In other business con-
ducted at the meeting:.


The board agreed to
raise camping fees at Dead
Lakes Park just north of
Wewahitchka.
Rates for primitive camp
sites will rise from $10 to
$14 and from $15 to $19
for recreational vehicle (RV)
camp sites.
Commissioner Carmen
McLemore told the board
that there were definite roof
leaks in the "brand new $1
million building," talking
about the just completed
Honeyville storm shelter/
community center.
Butler said he had
talked to the contractor of
the project, Brian Cathey,
of Cathey Construction in
Mexico Beach, who, Butler
said, agreed the roof was
leaking.
According to Butler,
Cathey in the next few days
"will put water on the roof
'and continue until he finds
the leak."
Butler said it was a pos-
C


sibility that the angle of the
wind during recent rain-
storms caused the leak.
County attorney Tim
McFarland said .the coun-
ty's contract with Cathey
Construction described
"exactly what happens next"
as far as resolving the prob-
lem.
Williams said the prob-
lem at Honeyville "dove-
tailed" with the continuing
leaking roof problems at the
county courthouse in Port
St. Joe.
The new courthouse roof
is also a recently completed
project handled by Cathey
Construction.
According to Williams,
the design of the roof panels
is the problem, and the pan-
els may be rejected by the
architect.
He instructed county
attorney Tim McFarland. to
look at the next step in hold-
ing the contractor respon-
sible for correcting the prob-


lem at the courthouse.
McLemore announced
he had already talked to
Gulf County Supervisor of
Elections Linda Griffin, who
had agreed to move the loca-
tion of voting Precinct One to
the new Honeyville shelter.
The former voting loca-
tion was at the old commu-
nity shelter in Wewahitchka,
which is closed indefinitely
for major renovations.
The board voted
unanimously to allow Joe
Danford, the county's Solid
Waste Manager, to clear a list
of names from the landfill
books for fees uncollected,
but to continue the collec-
tion process.
Most of the. uncol-
lected fees were small,
with the exception of an
$18,000 bill owed by the
Florida Department of'
Transportation for dumping
debris in Gulf County's Five'
Points landfill.


Early Voting Ends Saturday


By Tim Croft
Star News Editor
Early voting for the
Democratic and Republican
Presidential Preference pri-
maries ends at 5 p.m. on
Saturday.
Early voting will take
place from 9 a.m. until 5
p.m. ET Monday through
Saturday.
The presidential prefer-
ence primary elections will
be held Tuesday, Jan. 29.
Also on the ballot that


day will be the property tax
amendment proposed by
Florida legislators to amend
the Florida Constitution, so
there will also be a non-par-
tisan ballot for those not vot-
.ing in either the Democratic
or Republican primary.
There atre two early vot-
ing sites: the Supervisor of
Elections Office on Long
Avenue in Port St. Joe and
the Wewahitchka Library..
Tuesday's voting sites are
as follows, and have changed


due to budget cutbacks:
Precinct No. 1 The
Honeyville Community
Shelter, Hwy. 71
No. 2 First Pentecostal
Church Fellowship Hall, 619
S HWY 71, Wewahitchka
No. 3 St Joe Beach Fire
Station, 7912 Alabama Ave.,
St Joe Beach
No. 4 Port St. Joe
Fire Station, 404 Williams
Avenue, Port St. Joe
No. 5 Centennial Bldg.
2201 Centennial Dr., Port


School Board


The board selected
Charles Arthur Gaskin as
the architect for the new
pre-K building to be con-
structed on the campus of
Port St. Joe Elementary.
The building will be self-
contained and built on the
west side of the courtyard of
the school.


The cost of the project,
which will provide enough
space for over 40 pre-K stu-
dents, is projected at about
$550,000 and should be
completed in January of
2009.
Board member Danny
Little achieved Certified
Board Member status, earn-


St. Joe
No. 6 White City Fire
Station, 140 Volunteer
Avenue, White City
No. 7 Cape San Bias
Fire Station, 240 Cape San
Blas Road, Cape San Bias
No. 8 Howard Creek-
Fire Station, 6532 Doc
Whitfield Rd., Howard
Creek
Voters with any ques-
tions should call the
Supervisor of Elections office
at 229-6117.


'From Page 1A


ing 96 hours of training in
11 areas focusing on gov-
ernment and the roles and
responsibilities of school
board members.
Havingachieved Certified
Board Member status, Little
now earns the Gulf County
School Board tife honor
bestowed by the Florida


School Boards Association
as a Certified Board.
That distinction means
majority of the board has
completed the same training
as Little to become Certified
Board Members. .There ,are
only 12 school boards in,
Florida, or 18 percent, that.
have received this honor.


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The $100,000 Closet


By Tim Croft
Star News Editor
Vic Laferle's voice breaks
slightly when he remembers
an eight-year-old visitor to
The Care Closet a couple of
years ago.
The boy and his fam-
ily had been displaced by
Hurricane Katrina and were
living in Mexico Beach.
As they received free
clothing off the racks at the
Care Closet, the boy asked his
mother if Laferle was God.
"She said, 'No he's
not God, he's one of God's
angels,'" Laferle said while
shaking his head at the mem-
ory.
There are many such
angels at The Care Closet
which helps explain a recent
milestone.
First created in 1997 by
members of the First United
Methodist Church as an out-
reach program to aid families
impacted by the closing of the
paper mill, The Care Closet
recently passed the $100,000
mark in sales.
Given that all clothes sell
for 50 cents, items such as
shoes, belts, ties and purses
are tagged at 25 cents, that
dollar amount equates to
over 200,000 items of cloth-
ing sold.
"That doesn't even count
the clothing we've given away,"


Laferle said. ,
Broken down further, it
also means that during the
Closet's operating hours of 9
a.m. until 3 p.m. on Friday
and 9 a.m. until noon on
Saturday a total of nine
hours the Closet sells about
1,000 items each weekend.
And judging by the racks
of clothes filling the building
at 510 Fourth Street, not to
mention the sorting room,
those 1,000 items are pretty
quickly replaced.
"It's amazing how the
community and surrounding
communities have supported
us with donations," Laferle
said, adding that clothes come
from Eastpoint to Tyndall Air


Force Base.
"It's an amazing success
story. When we hit $100,000,
nobody ever thought we'd
have that kind of success,"
Laferle said.
In truth, it is the commu-
nity's .success.
For all profits from The
Care Closet are poured into
the church and other com-
munity organizations for pro-
grams that assist the less
fortunate, the Salvation Army
serving as just one example.
And of the $ 100,000 gross
in the past 10 years, once
expenses have been taken
out, more fian $68,000, or
93 percent of the net, has
gone back into the commu-


Tim Croft/The Star
The look inside the Care Closet is one of a department
store, with racks of clothes sitting below signs demarcating
lady's, men's and children's clothes.


"That's what we are
proudest of, not just that we
can make $100,000 but that
we can send so much back
into the community," Laferle
said. "When we started we
weren't thinking about mak-
ing a profit. We just wanted to
cover our expenses.
"It continues to amaze
me, the outstanding success
of The Care Closet. All we
were trying to do was start
an outreach program in the
community."
The growth is reflected
in the steady increases in
space the Closet has come to
occupy over the past decade.
It was located in several small
buildings downtown before
the decision was made a new
building was needed and a
building committee was,
formed.
Their work bore fruit in
July of 2003 when the new
building opened.
Laferle noted the look of
the inside, unlike most thrift
stores. Clean steel racks
dominate the floorspace with
multi-color signs demarcat-
ing where lady's, men's and
children's clothes are located,
where customers can find
purses and shoes.
"We tried to make it look
as much like a department
store as we could and put out


Tim Croft/The Star
The mission statement had remained the same since The
Care Closet opened in 1997.


good, clean clothing," Laferle
said. "And it is amazing -
once we built this building,
sales and donations have just
skyrocketed."
Laferle would be the first
to acknowledge the work is
not all his.
Seven to 10 people show
up every Tuesday night to
sort through the most recent
donations, to replenish racks,
to get ready for the next week-
end. The sorting room has
a pile of sorted clothes and
bags of clothes to be sorted.
Folks either drop off
donations at the drop box
outside or call and ask for
someone to come out and
pick up the clothing.
"We have a group of
dedicated people from our
church and the community
who donate their time to help
out The Care Closet," Laferle


said. "They are the driving
force, these people who have
come by for 10 years and
helped."
Excess clothing is donat-
ed, in turn, to the Salvation
Army and other organizations
that assist the needy.
And The Care Closet has
opened its hearts, doors and
racks to those who can't pay.
It served 80-100
Hurricane Katrina victims,
taking them to the Dollar
Store for personal items not
found on The Care Closet's
racks, something the folks at
The Care Closet have done
many other times.
"We get a lot of refer-
rals, we are always ready to
help," Laferle said, in what,
scanning the racks and racks
inside The Care Closet, can
only be considered an under-
statement.


Wewahitchka Sophomore Embodies HOBY Values


By Despina Williams
Star Staff Writer

Zachary Smith met every
criteria on the Hugh O'Brian
Youth Leadership (HOBY)
nomination checklist.
The charismatic
Wewahitchka High School
sophomore had outstanding
communication skills, was a
creative thinker and boasted
an impressive resume.
While maintaining a per-
fec.t 4.0 GPA, Smith partici-
pated in cross-country and
track and field.
He was an active mem-
ber of Student Government,
Beta Club, Power of Positive
Students (POPS) and Odyssey
of the Mind, and played sax-
ophone in the high school


band.
As a Wewahitchka High
School staff committee sur-
veyed the field of 78 10th
graders, Smith appeared to
most embody HOBY's leader-
ship philosophy.
"We had to look at each
person as a whole and the
committee felt like he was the
best suited person for the cri-
teria," said committee mem-
ber and high school guidance
counselor Terry Stryker.
I Founded in 1958 by
actor Hugh O'Brian, HOBY is
a youth leadership develop-
ment organization with more
than 355,000 alumni.
Sophomores selected as
"HOBY ambassadors" attend
leadership seminars intended
to sharpen their leadership


and critical thinking skills.
During the three- and
four-day seminars, HOBY
ambassadors mingle with
respected leaders in the
fields of government, media,
business and education.
The Wewahitchka
Woman's Club has furnishedl
Smith's fees and traveling
expenses for the June 5-8
HOBY leadership seminar in
Tallahassee.
Upon completion of the
state seminar, Smith will
be eligible to participate in
HOBY's World Leadership
Congress, held July 25-August
2 in Washington, D.C.
On Friday, Smith said he
was flattered to be selected
as the high school's HOBY
ambassador.


"I feel honored," said
Smith. "Just being chosen
to represent my school is an
honor in itself. I just hope
I can do Wewahitchka High
,School justice."
Though he has not yet
attended the seminar, Smith
has already embraced the
HOBY philosophy.
He encouraged his peers
to take advantage of the high
school's extra-curricular
activities, citing several char-
acter-building advantages.
"I think it's important
to be involved in extra-cur-
ricular activities, especially
ones that promote positive
goals and aspects of life,"
said Smith.
"You get a sense of team-
work and leadership as well,


Wewahitchka High School guidance counselor Terry Stryker
(right) congratulates sophomore Zachary Smith on his selection
as the school's HOBY ambassador.
plus I just enjoy the activities. enjoying what you do, and I
That's what's most important definitely enjoy.what I do."


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METHODIST CHURCH CARE CLOSET
MISSION STATEMENT

OUR MISSION IS TO PROVIDE GOOD, CLEAN, USED CLOTHING
AT VERY REASONABLE PRICES, OR AT NO COST AT ALL.
TO THE PEOPLE OF OUR COMMUNITY

AFTER EXPENSES ALL PROFITS ARE TO BE DONATED BACK
TO OUR COMMUNITY OR CHURCH FOR MANY WORTHWHILE
COMMUNITY OR MISSION PROJECTS AND INDIVIDUAL NEEDS
OF THE PEOPLE OF OUR COMMUNITY


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Year of Change?


Listening to the politicians, media and talk
about polls, this year's presidential election seems
to center around change.
Of course, a number of voters don't see much
in the way qf real change coming from the current
stable of candidates, but change represents the
theme of this year's thrill ride which seemed to
crank up before 2004 was put to bed.
True substantive change, though, is largely a
grassroots phenomenon anyway, so the ignition
of real change for the folks in Gulf County has to
start here.
This is why, at least in part, a group of engaged
citizens is working diligently toward an economic
summit, dissecting broad topics to understand
the economic dynamics currently impacting the
entire county.
Yet, there remains this 800-pound elephant in
the room or more typically out of the room as
these meetings go and it is called county govern-
ment.
Certain remedies, specific approaches to the
myriad economic issues facing the county right
now stem specifically from government action.
But a disconnect occurs when discussion
comes around to county-wide voting with a county
commissioner in the room, as the topic is either
laughed off or relegated to a discussion for anoth-
er time.
But, at the bottom line, change in 2008
should start with county-wide voting.
People can complain, rightfully, all they want
about their property tax bills, but until they have
real representation in county government, those
are complaints destined to find deaf ears.
And those ears will remain plugged as long as
they are required to listen to only one-fifth of the
voices that are out there in the county.
For small businesses, the ones feeling the
most pinch in these roiling economic times, the
equation is no different. A business owner has a
say in just one of five votes as to how the county
will determine to use his or her property tax dol-
lars.
That could not have been spotlighted more
brightly last week as commissioners talked bud-
get.
The topic was Mosquito Control, the increas-
es to its budget as the department has moved
from part-time to full-time employees and broad-
ened the scope and extended the timetable for its
spraying program.
This program was "one of the most important
in terms of public safety" in the county, argued
one commissioner, whose district likely benefits
most from the spraying.
When another commissioner said the pro-
gram might have to be sliced to its previous levels,
the department head spoke of "devastation" to the
department.
The commissioner answered by noting dev-
astation across the county, especially the Road
Department which was forced to shed hold your
breath two out of nearly 30 positions this past


year.
The discussion, in other words, was based on
fiefdoms the Road Department for one commis-
sioner on the north end of the county, Mosquito
Control, and its handful of employees, for a com-
missioner on the south end of the county.
Until that ceases to be the criteria by which
too many county decisions are made, voters are
stuck with a system that runs counter to why
this country was founded the final straw for the
Founding Fathers was taxation without represen-
tation.
Single-member districts are precisely that,
with county commissioners answerable about
their votes, the budget and how much to collect in
property taxes, not to the whole, but to the one-
fifth of the population on which their political sur-:
vival and almost $26,000 a year with Cadillac
benefits scarce in the private sector depends.
And you get that paycheck, those benefits and
that power even if you, as is the case with one
commissioner, are not even a property taxpayer
yourself. He feels nobody's pain, not even those
voters in his own district.
Single-member districts are at the heart of
why economic development is funded as a party
favor and given conflicting directions by commis-
sioners.
Single-member districts are why businesses
that might benefit by passage of the Property Tax
Amendment as it would cap their assessments
just like homesteads will effectively receive a
bandage for previously inflicted gashes that are
bleeding out.
Single-member districts are why, despite pop-
ulation stagnation and scant evidence of increases
in services, property taxes have gone from the
neighborhood of $6 million in 2001 to the gated-
community of $13 million today.
Single-member districts are why the county
government is one of the county's largest employ-
ers, paying wages and benefits at a level few in the'
private sector enjoy.
Commissioners have done this by stocking
their various fiefdoms, be it the Road Department,
courthouse maintenance or Public Works, while
allowing other departments, the Sheriff's Office,
EMS and constitutional officers those rascals
who actually have to face ALL the voters to
dance like it was 1999.
There are plenty of old adages about jobs,
votes and the spoils system county commission-
ers provide a Webster's definition.
During the most recent workshop for the
economic summit, it was said again and again
that nothing would have much impact on the eco-
nomic climate unless everybody was in it together,
rowing in the same direction.
As long as single-member districts remain,
not only can county commissioners not claim to
be in the same boat as the rest of the community,
they can't claim to be even navigating the same
waters.


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Carpe Diem


Two days after Zac Norris, Port
St. Joe Class of 2006, arrived
for the spring semester at the
University of Central Florida ear-
lier this month he walked into the
Knights' football offices.
Norris
E wanted some
information on
the football pro-
gram, how he
would go about
trying out for a
walk-on posi-
tion.
He was told
to come back
the next day at 4
Tim Croft p.m. for a meet-
Star News ing; that tryouts
Editor would start the
following week.
And the fol-
lowing week,
Norris joined 29 other hopefuls for
what was planned as three days of
intensive drills.
The coaches said going in the
idea was to drive these non-schol-
arship athletes to a breaking point,
see how they would handle it.
The Knights were also look-
ing for big guys, linemen, since
the UCF, which went 9-4 last year
and earned a trip to a bowl game
after winning Conference USA, had
skilled position players on scholar-
ship not getting on the field.
The 30 athletes started their
drills in the morning. The first
vomiting, Norris said, came in
about 15 minutes. By midday there


were but 12 players left, by the end
of that first day the number was
down to nine.
"It was one of the harder things
I've ever done," Norris said. "I
didn't feel rusty, but I wish I was
in a little bit better shape. It was
pretty tough. I tried to go as hard
as I possibly could the instead of
taking the breaks some of the guys
were taking."
By the end of the second day,
the coach running the drills called
Norris and said he was the only
one who made it and the third day
had been called off.
Norris was officially a Knight.
Two years removed from last
donning pads and knocking hel-
mets.
"I'm thankful to my coaches
at Port St. Joe who made me .go
through all those drills they made
us do, working on footwork and
that kind of stuff. I'm thankful,
they made me do all that jumping
through ropes I never thought I'd .
say that," Norris said.
Spending a bit of time as, a
coach himself, Norris said, pro-
vided the kind of perspective he,
needed to bolster himself to try out
at UCE
Norris spent a year-and-a-half
at Gulf Coast Community Collegeq
after graduating from Port St. Joe,.
"I was hitting the books, but,
I wasn't sure what I wanted to
do coming out of high school,".
said Norris, now 6-foot-3, 245


Zac Norris


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John Ingram would take the
heel of his Chuck Taylor All Stars
and whap it into the ground hard
enough to create a small crescent
shaped hole. He'd expertly place
the tip of a Wilson "official size and
weight" football in the notch with
the top end tilted back just right.
He'd retreat six steps, get a running
start and kick that thing from one
end of the vacant lot beside Billy
Gwaltney's house to the other. Our
Super Bowl was under way!
We did not have any pre-game
show. Or side line announcers.
As quick as we could choose up,
we went at it! We didn't stop for
extravagant and well produced
Budweiser commercials, promos
for upcoming Fox productions or
station identification. The focus
was on the football game for good-
ness sakes!
We were not encumbered by
salaries, agents, portfolios, t. v.
interviews, instant replays or ref-
erees. We were out for blood! And
pride! And the thrill of Walking
home with bragging rights until the
next day!
Listen, there are some things
in life money can't buy.
We'd play with three men on
a side. Or five men on a side.....it
didn't matter, if you'd showed up,


you were in the game.
We'd flip to see who
kicked off first and who
got to defend the goal by
the oak tree. This was of
tantamount importance
because that field ran
down hill. Your offense
had a better chance if
it was moving toward
Winstead Avenue.
The huddle was a
mixture of diplomacy,
amity, wisecracking and. guess-
work. "Let's run that stop and go
on Ricky, he falls for it every time."
Squeaky Ridinger was the center
and receiver.
"It won't work on third down.
He knows we've got to go long."
"Squeak, if you can block Yogi
to the right, we can hit them with
a draw."
"We've still got too far to go.
John will run us down if we don't
throw on the side away from him.
We're going to have to roll out and
use the throw back."
"Who died and made you
king?"
"You got a better idea?"
"What if we send Marvin over
to the crack in the driveway and
fake it to him and when John
breaks that way we hit Squeaky on


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the delay?"
"Let's try it."
"Ok, on two, let's break!"
There was no time limit to
call a play. We had to "draw it up
in the dirt" on many occasions.
And sometimes you had to get a
little bleeding under control. The
defense wouldn't squawk because if
they stopped you it was their turn
to huddle, and figure. .
We did a lot of growing up
in that field beside the Gwaltney
house. We argued over who was
going to be Y. A. Tittle or John David
Crow. Terry Harrison liked Hugh
McElhenny. Most everyone wanted
to be Harold "Hopalong" Cassady
or Elroy "Crazy Legs" Hirsch. John
Unitas threw a lot of passes for us.
And on defense a fight would break
out over who got to be Ray Nitschke
or Sam Huff. I was J. C. Caroline.


Always. It didn't matter which side
of theball I was on.
You'd think no grownups and
no referees would'a been a prob-
lem. You'd be amazed how well we
worked things out right by our-
selves. Oh, we had a few fights.....
they were a lot quicker than those
parliamentary procedure things.....
But mostly one of the older guys
would rule on a "pick" or a ques-
tionable call and the game moved
on. You learned early in life that
a little give and take wouldn't kill
you.
By junior high we had outgrown
the Gwaltney field. We moved to the
empty lot between Ricky Hale and
Jimmy Mabry's house. We learned
some physics over there. Two 130
pound guys colliding at 20 miles
an hour caused more pain and
damage than two 90 pounders at 6
miles per hour!
We also went out for the junior
high team and were disappointed
in all the rules and regulations.
Coach Rogers made us run and do
exercises on the days we weren't
playing! And you couldn't say "Don,
you high-tail it over to the tackling
dummy and cut toward the flag
pole. I'll throw it to you." No sir, you
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motion right, 24 dive right".
It seemed like to us they were
trying to confuse a pretty simple
game.
They gave us helmets and
shoulder pads. And shoes that
weighed ten pounds a piece! The
coaches "organized" our scrimmag-
es and wouldn't give us anything to
drink. They yelled a lot if we didn't.
score on offense. And they yelled at
the defense when we did score.
But it was mostly just back*
up and run into each other....and
we had been doing that for years:
We changed coaches with high
school but running on days we
weren't even playing and the yell-
ing remained the same. We would
hang around the locker room after
practice and talk about when we
played in that tiny field over by
Billy's house. There was something
pretty special about those guys. We
would fight each other at the drop
of a hat....but you let some "out-
sider" say something about one of
us and they'd better be prepared to
whip us all!
We'd fuss and moan about those
coaches and all the hard work and
how big they grew those boys in
Huntingdon'or Paris or Milan and
how tired we were......and then
we'd gather up on Saturday morn-
ing after the game, choose up sides
and play just like we had always
done. No helmets, no pads, no
fans, no cheerleaders and very few
rules. It was, for me, football at its
finest.
I'm proud for the Giants and
the Patriots. I hope this Super
Bowl is a memorable game for all
of them. But it will never out do
lining up across from Kenny Butler,
Buddy Wiggleton, Don Melton, Joe
Gooch, Kong King, Bobby Jackson,
Jerry Lewis, David Mark......
Every time we teed it up.....it
was pretty super!
Respectfully,
Kes


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Dear Editor,
Recently I was select-
ed. at random to receive a
request from the National
Republican Senatorial
Committee (NRSC) asking
my opinion regarding future
Republican Party strategy
direction. A card was pro-
vided with check off boxes
to express views on vari-
ous issues. Not liking the
options or the tone of the
card, I instead wrote the fol-
lowing letter conveying my
input to Senator Lott, the
NRSC Chairman. If asked, I
would offer the same input
to the Democratic Party or
Independent groups. Jim
Lloyd, Indian Pass

Dear Senator Lott,
'Thank you for ask-
infg my input to the NRSC
regarding Republican strate-
gy. However, I find the check
box options on the enclosed
Strategy Ballot inadequate
for fully expressing my input.
Frankly, the Ballot options
appear to be the "same old
- same old" issues in the
ongoing saga of Republican/
Democrat bickering which
has our country divided and
stalemated. In my opinion
we need radically- new strat-
egy.
Therefore, at the risk of
wasting effort, I will lay out
what I feel our nation's strat-
egy should be. However, first
I 'will list a few statements
t6 -lay foundation and rea-
soning behind my strategy
thoughts:
, Every Administration
and Congress from Jimmy
Carter forward has failed


to provide the desperately
needed vision, leadership
and forcefulness to get our
country away from depen-
dence on Middle East oil.
Our country is paying a ter-
rible price for this failure.
It is foolish to think that
our two century old country
could have the understand-
ing and wisdom to fix the
problems rampant through-
out the Middle East as well
those in some areas of Asia
and Africa. The Islamic radi-
cal, as well as other religious
and tribal bickering and con-
flicts have been going on for
several millenniums and will
likely continue for several
more irrespective of what we
try to do.
The only successful
conflict intervention in the
area by the United States
was Thomas Jefferson's ini-
tiation of our naval attacks
on the Barbary Pirates and
the associated United States
Marine invasion of Tripoli
during the 1801 to 1805
period. You will remember
the pirates were Islamic
radicals seeking plunder to
fund their various endeavors
of that period.
In spite of large loss of
life and huge spending, we
have failed to win the more
recent wars in Korea, Viet
Nam, Afghanistan and Iraq.
We are nowhere in the
decades long standoff with
Iran and we have ourselves
mired in the never end-
ing 'quagmire of Lebanon,
Palestine and Israel.
All this Middle East
involvement and limited suc-
cess represents a pretty rot-


ten return on the lost lives
of fine personnel and the
billions of dollars of our peo-
ple's wealth being poured
into these areas.
The several decade fail-
ures of Administrations,
Congresses, States and
local Governments to sim-
ply enforce our own laws
has created our current
Immigration mess which is
costing millions and is pain-
fully dividing our country.

With the preceding in
mind, here's my strategy
input for the Party to con-
sider:
Place a "full court press"
priority on getting out from
under Middle East oil.
Much of our oil money
flow to the Middle East goes
to funding terrorist threats
to our national security. This
in turn increases our mili-
tary causalities and forces
more military and national
security spending by the
United States.
Mobilize our nation to
get away from Middle East
oil within years not decades.
This means finding more
on-shore oil, opening up off-
shore drilling, building new
pollution efficient coal fired
plants, fast track adding of
nuclear facilities, and fur-
ther developing natural gas,
solar, wind generation and
other sources.
Put incentives and fund-,
ing in place to maximize
the application of our scien-
tific, engineering and other
national talents against the
task.


Put incentives and pro-
grams in place to cause us
all to reduce per capita ener-
gy needs.
Fix Immigration and
control our borders.
Close all borders and
control/track those allowed
in. Establish the neces-
sary finger print, eye/facial,
national ID cards and/or
DNA recognition technolo-
gies needed to identify and
track everyone allowed in.
Set up a program for all
those currently here illegally
to remain in a guest work-
er program as long as they
have and maintain a crime
and drug free record. After
all most of these people are
here clue to our Government
failures combined with their
efforts to better themselves.
Our Country needs people
with initiative and willing-
ness to work. The guest
worker program should
include "end-of-the-line"
placement for guest workers
seeking citizenship (behind
those from outside the coun-
try and currently in line).
Require English speak-
ing, reading and writing for
long term guest workers and
all citizenship candidates.
Get out of the Middle
East right now.
This means pulling out
of Afghanistan and Iraq.
This includes pulling away
from Lebanon, Palestine and
Israel issues unless asked
for consulting involvement
by the parties.
It also means cutting off
our money flow to the entire
area. Instead use the money
to fund the energy and immi-


Design Guidelines What, Why and How


We have talked about,.,,. ',i .Why do wwe need this
the facade grant process, the program? Our Historic
PSJRA-provided reimburse- Downtown needs more cus-
ment of expenses to busi- tomers. The people who
nesses, and the overall style makeup the 12,000-a-day
of "Florida BayTown." Today, traffic count along the 98
let's talk about the phlloso- corridor need to have a rea-
phy and goals of the design son to turn one block inland
guidelines program and why to explore. Increased and
the redevelopment agency carefully planned traffic flow"
is providing financial incen- and pedestrian access to the
tives for participation. historic downtown is a pri-
The design guidelines mary issue in the evaluation
will help businesses improve of proposed design guide-
their external appearance lines.
and are intended to be flex- The PSJRA will propose
ible, variable, and to encour- custom street signs to high-
age design freedom and light the historic district. We
diversity, while also encour- will also propose creation of
aging coordination of a a grand entrance to the his-
development style within the toric district by highlighting,
..historic downtown. The orig- for example, the intersection
inal investment by business of Third and 98, which will
and the overall development beckon to those traveling
patterns will be protected as along the 98 corridor to turn
well as enhanced. This is a in and enjoy, our unique,
voluntary program, with the quaint, and beautiful down-
goal for an all-around, high- town. Once they reach Reid
quality in design that will Avenue or Williams Avenue
attract increased retail- and or each side street, -visi-
tourist-oriented customers tors must want to stay and
and enhance financial suc- explore.
cess. We want people to want


to stop, get out of their cars
and walk around, with the
end goal to make purchases
and form relationships with-
in Port St. Joe.
We envision welcom-
ing, pedestrian-friend-
ly features such as more
shade (increased num-
ber of awnings and well-
maintained overhangs) and
pedestrian amenities, ample
parking (encourage owners/
employees to utilize alter-
nate parking places), and
alluring signage-both civic
and business. For example,
small "blade" signs with
the name of the business
that hangs perpendicularly
above entrances are a won-
derful way to keep visitors
moving down the street to
visit a particular business
just by seeing the names,
the beautiful signs, and
the unique nature of each
sign all the way down the
block. Who wouldn't want to
know what is inside a store
named "Persnickety," "Port
Side Trading," Palm Tree
Books," Beach to Bay," or


"The Fuss," and who would
not want to sample the cui-
sine of restaurants called
"Sisters," "Penny's Porch,"
"Peppers, or "Provisions."
Colors of buildings will har-
monize and create a unified
vision. This type of coordi-
nation of traffic, pedestrian
access, and design results
in an organized composition
that will draw a larger cus-
tomer base.
In short, we want the
Historic District to be mem-
orable and irresistible! And
we invite all businesses to be
a part of achieving this vision.
If you would like to engage in
discussion, please attend our
special board meeting to dis-
cuss the role-out of this pro-
gram on Monday, January
28, at 5 PM in City Hall,
Commission Chambers.
If you have questions,
please call Gail Alsobrook
at 850-229-6899 or email
gail@CelebratePortSaintJoe.
com.


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gration strategies presented
above.
Let the 'UN deal with
any money and/or conflict
involvement needs in the
Middle East.
Many fear the Middle
East might enter civil conflict
chaos. If so, it will probably
be typical of most of the last
couple thousand years. With
the Middle East factions like-
ly more focused on internal
issues and less on their hate
of the United States, more
time may be provided for
us get to get our Energy and
Border/Immigration strate-
gies in place.


If Middle East internal
chaos does gets totally out
of hand, China and Russia
are far better positioned geo-
graphically, financially and
influentially todeal with the
factions than are we.
Not everyone will agree
to all the specifics of my
input; but, everybody I know
feels the Country is in a
mess, headed in the wrong
direction and that big change
is needed. Most, including
me will go with the Party pre-
senting the most responsible
big change direction.
Sincerely,
James A. Lloyd


Upcoming City Events


* On Thursday, Jan. 31 from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. the City
of Port St. Joe will hold a send-off for city manager Lee
Vincent, who is retiring at the end of the month, and his wife
Betty Sue. The public is encouraged to drop by and say their
farewells and there will be light snacks served throughout
the day.
* On Tuesday, Feb. 5 from 5-5:50 p.m., city officials will hold
a meet-and-greet for new city manager Charlie Weston and
his wife .Betty Ray.
* On Monday, Feb. 11, starting at 6 p.m. at the Senior
Citizens Center adjacent to the library, city officials will hold
a town hall meeting.





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Clean Sweep of Seahawks


Port St. Joe Edges Seahawks


By Tim Croft
Star News Editor
There was no small irony
in that Port St. Joe would
win a game during which the
Tiger Sharks were dominated
on the boards with an offen-
sive rebound.
Willie Quinn's rebound
and put-back of a Ricardo
Clemmons foul shot with less
than five seconds on the clock
in overtime proved the differ-
ence as Port St. Joe (12-8)
slipped past visiting Franklin
County 79-78 on Saturday
night.
The Tiger Sharks allowed
a 16-point third-quarter lead
to melt away behind a rain of
3-pointers but Quinn came
up big when it counted most
to end a raucous game before
a standing-room only crowd
at "The Dome."
"I just decided we ain't
losing," Quinn said. "I saw
(the ball) come off the rim
and just thought about getting
it and putting it back up."
Quinn's dramatics were
only the climax of a game that
became a saga.
The Seahawks' Deshawn
Winfield blew up emotion-
ally on the sideline in the
first half, tossing his jersey
in the direction of the coach-
ing staff, only to blow up
offensively in the second half,
finishing with a game-high
21 points, including a pair
of put-backs late in overtime
that gave Franklin County a
78-77 lead.
A hard second-half
foul by the Seahawks' Alvin
Wilson nearly turned into a
minor riot on the floor, with
the crowd and both benches
itching to join the fray.
And after Winfield scored
his final points, the officials
made the decision, controver-
sial as far as Franklin County
fans were concerned, to call
a dead-ball situation and
add 10 seconds to the clock


which gave the Tiger Sharks
time to get down the court to
set up the play that resulted
in the foul on Clemmons and
Quinn's heroics.
It also forced a quick exit
under escort for the officials
when the game ended second
later.
"This was a first for me,"
said Port St, Joe coach Derek
Kurnitsky. "I've been doing
(coaching) 12 years and every
coach wants to win one at the
buzzer and this was my first.
"And this was the first time
(in his five seasons at Port St.
Joe) that I've beaten (Franklin
County) here."
This is the first year for
Franklin County, a consoli-
dated school. Kurnitsky had
never beaten Apalachicola
High, one of Franklin County
High's predecessors.
Ramone Beard (a team-
high 20 points) fueled an early
13-point run by the Tiger
Sharks, hitting three shots
from the baseline before cap-
ping off the streak with a
10-foot jumper as Port St.
Joe opened a 17-4 lead.
With balanced scoring -
four other Tiger Sharks were
in double digits, with Raheem
Clemons adding 15, Quinn
13, Calvin Pryor 12 and
Clemmons 11 Port St. Joe
kept its distance, up 51-35
with 1:33 left in the third
quarter.
But Winfield, Carlos
Morris (18 points) and Austin
O'Neal (14) combined for
five 3-pointers in the sec-
ond half and Winfield and
Norris owned the offensive
glass down the stretch as
the Seahawks finally tied the
game at 65-65 on a lay-in by
Winfield with 1:08 to play.
. It was 67-all at the end of
regulation and with Winfield
scoring the last nine points
for the Seahawks, Franklin
County was poised for victory
until Clemmons was fouled.


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a hard foul threatened to escalate into a brawl in the second
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Franklin County


By Tim Croft
Star News Editor
Port St. Joe put visit-
ing Franklin County in a
hole early and despite the
efforts of De'lara Prince the
Seahawks could never quite
regain their equilibrium.
The Lady Tiger Sharks
(13-7) scored the first 12
points of the game and held
off two second-half surges
by Franklin County (6-8)
to win their sixth-straight
with the district tournament
approaching.
"We tried to give it to
them," Port St. Joe coach
Kenny Parker said.
With Tayler Byrd scor-
ing six points and Mariah
Johnson four Port St. Joe
broke out to a 12-0 lead
which the Lady Tiger Sharks
built to 14-3 by the end of
the first quarter.
Prince hit a 3-pointer
and Tasia Simmons a jump-
er in the lane to close the gap
early in the second 'quarter,
but five more points from
Byrd (12 points), including
a three-point play, spurred a
9-0 run to end the half with
Port St. Joe up 23-8.
While the Tiger Sharks
were sporadic shooting the.
ball, Franklin County was
helping with sloppy ball-
handling under the Port St.
Joe press. The Seahawks
finished the game with' 20


turnovers.
Prince came out of the
locker room from intermis-
sion on fire.
She scored 19 straight
Franklin County points,
including a pair of long
3-pointers from the beyond
the right side of the arc and
a steal and drive for a lay-up
that brought the Seahawks
to within 27-18.
The third quarter ended
29-23 after Prince (a game-
high 19 points) drained a
3-pointer from the right cor-
ner.
The fourth- quarter
was eight minutes of surg-
es in both directions, the
Lady Tiger Sharks stretch-
ing the lead to 32-23 before
a bizarre sequence during
which Prince hit the front
end of a one-and-one only to
have her miss of the second
free throw put back and in
by Port St. Joe's Johnson.
Prince put back a missed
shot seconds later and the
margin was down to 32-28
with 4:40 left in the game.
But Tiara Pryor slashed
into the lane for two, did it
again to get to the foul line
where she hit one of two and
Kayla Parker added a final
free throw in the closing sec-
onds as Port St. Jot scored
the final four points of the
game.


Tim Croft/The Star
The Lady Tiger Sharks' trapping defense helped force 20
Franklin County turnovers.


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Championships


By Tim Croft
Star News Editor
Taking just eight wres-
tiers to Crestview for the
Panhandle Wrestling
Championships, the
Wewahitchka Gators man-
aged a solid 13th place finish
out of 19 teams.
Daniel House went 2-1
and placed second at 112
pounds and Matt Irwin was
2-3 and earned sixth place
at 145 pounds.
Jacob Taylor, just
returning from a season-
long injury, was 2-2 at 103
pounds; and Jake Fowler
(130 pounds), T.J. Corbin
(152), Josh Richardson


(189) and Jacob Villasenior
(215) all went 1-2.
Tallahassee Leon 40,
Wewahitchka 19
On Jan. 17 the Gators
hosted Leon and fell despite
wins by Daniel House at
112, T.J. Corbin at 160 and
Josh Richardson at 215.
House pinned Jake
Roberts at 5:27, while
Corbin beat Nic Gavalas
10-2 and Richardson beat
Brett Fain 8-7.
Wewahitchka travels to
Arnold for a dual meet this
Saturday and heads back to
Arnold for the district tour-
nament next Saturday.


Port St. Joe Eliminated


in Soccer Districts
The Port St Joe Lady remaining on a deflected
Sharks Soccer Team (4-10-4) kick that was returned for
suffered a 3-2 loss to John a goal.
Paul II at Tallahassee Maclay The last score by John
in district play to end their Paul II was on a breakaway
season, with 3:30 remaining.
The Lady Sharks came The Lady Sharks tried
out strong and scored the numerous times to tie the
first goal 15 minutes into game but were foiled by
the game, Carson Howse John Paul's goalie.
scoring on an assist from Courtney Hermsdorfer,
Marianna Schwabacher. Ashton Norris and Carson
Ten minutes later, the Howse led the offense with
Sharks were up by two on a numerous shots on goal
solo shot by Julie Lopez. and goalie Angela Canington
The Sharks held the recorded 11 saves.
lead until 13 minutes into Defenders Lauren Sisk,
the second half when John Jessi Moore and Kayla
Paul II scored on a cross- Minger helped to keep this
over play. a very close game with their
.- John Paul II scored excellent defense.
again with nine minutes

Dixie Softball Annual Meeting

The Dixie Girls Softball will be holding its annual
officers meeting at 6 p.m. Jan. 31 at the Tenth Street ball
fields in Port St. Joe. Any person wishing to serve on the
board or any person interested in coaching must attend this
meeting. For more information call league president Steve
Brinkmeier at 647-2938.

Annual Shark Alumni Game
The annual Port St. Joe High School alumni baseball
game will be held at 4 p.m. on Feb. 2 at the high school
baseball field.
For those wishing to play or seeking more informa-
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8A Thursday, January 24, 2008 The Star, Port St. Joe, FL Established 1937


Museum-- From Page 1A


A photograph of Washington High School's longest-serving
principal, Emile Twine, is prominently displayed in the museum,
where Twine has his own office.


maroon and gold of her alma
mater, quoted 'the Apostle
Paul.
"He who knows from
whence he came, knows
,where he is going."
George Washington
Elementary/High School
began as a two-room
schoolhouse located on
the right hand side of the
overpass bridge.
A larger building,
constructed in the early
1950s was replaced by a
second, L-shaped building,
which was demolished after
the Port St. Joe schools
integrated in 1970.
With the encouragement
Of their teachers and
principals, many students
went on to achieve great
success in the fields of


education, medicine and
politics.
Dr. Sheila Lewis Long, a
Washington graduate, earned
her Ph.D. and recently retired
after a long career as a Dade
County educator.
Long, who is featured
in the museum's "Wall of
Honor," reminded classmates
of their shared legacy.
She recalled their May
Day celebrations in the park,
the night they took shelter
in the schoolhouse during a
hurricane and the pride they
felt upon entering their new
gymnasium, which boasted
both male and female locker
rooms.
Long applauded
the efforts of County
CommissionerNathanPeters,
Jr., a 1967 Washington


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graduate who spearheaded
the museum project.
"History is best when
accurately documented and
preserved for prosperity for
the generations not yet born,"
said Long, who encouraged
her classmates to share their
memories.
"Tell your story -
make. a record of your
accomplishments."
Dr. Ezell Pittman, who
attended Washington for six
years, addressed the youth
in the audience, encouraging
them to study hard, stay
focused and further their
education.
"You can achieve in spite
of your circumstances. Our
generation did," he said.
Absent from the
ceremony was Emile Twine,
the beloved, longest-serving
Washington Elementary/High
School principal.
Elnora Barnes, Class
of 1958, composed a list
of Twine's most enduring
attributes, with each attribute
corresponding to a letter of
his last name.
"T is for tall in stature,
tough. He was the boss and
we all knew it."
"W wise in his
decisions. He knew when to
talk; he knew when to pay
attention; and when it was
paddling time, forget talking
time."
"I Idol. He was our
hero.
"N A natural, as a
coach and as a principal,
born to be both.
"E Encourager. If you
refused to be encouraged by
his talking to you, he had
other means of encouraging
you and somehow you always
got his attention."
Barnes' classmate, Anna
Gibson, composed a similar
list. She likened Twine to an
encouraging father.
"'You can do it,' he said.
'You can be whatever you
want to be.' And some of us
still see him as a father figure,
and a child never outgrows
his father," she said.
Peters had hoped to
include Twine in the program,
but he was unable to attend
because of health reasons.
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stead, and expressed their
gratitude.
In founding the museum,
Peters said he wanted the
children who came of age
after integration to learn
Washington's rich history.
At the ceremony, Peters'
son, Dr. Nathan Peters, III,
shared his reflections on
entering the museum for the
first time.
Born in 1970, Peters
knew little about the history
of Washington High, and said
the museum made him feel
like he had been "transported
into the past."
Echoing Peters, Gulf
County Superintendent of
Schools Tim Wilder admitted
that he did not know much
about Washington's history
before touring the museum.
He praised the museum's
informative look at a little-
known era in Port St. Joe
history and pledged, "I will
be back and the students at
Port St. Joe High School will
certainly,tour it."
Following a special
performance by the North
Port St. Joe Youth Community
Choir and remarks by Port


St. Joe Mayor Mel Magidson,
attendees rose to sing the
Washington High School
Alma Mater.

Dear Washington High
How we love thee
For thee we'll sigh
For thee we'll die
In all our dreams
Your fair face gleams
You are the flower of my
heart
Dear Washington High

After the ceremony,
they filed into the museum,
which features an impressive
collection of memorabilia and
photographs that tell George
Washington Elementary/High
School's story.
Displays honor
Washington's principals,
Twine, Edwin Williams and
Lula Wilson; its teachers and
staff, notable Washington
graduates and those who held
the title of "Miss Washington
High."


Twine has his own office,
and former secretary Sarah
Riley has her own desk in
the entranceway, just as she
did in the original school.
A display details the
courageous exploits of
Washington, graduate and
Medal of Honor recipient
Clifford Sims, and
Washington's championship
winning basketball teams
are given their due.
Empty wall space will
soon feature personalized
displays created by members
of each class.
Greeting visitors at the
museum grand opening,
Nathan Peters, Jr., said he
was "overwhelmed" by the
outpouring of support for
his latest project.
"I just didn't know
how people were going to
appreciate the work that we
did," said Peters.
"Everyone seems entirely
satisfied. That makes me
proud."


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The Star Port St. Joe FL Thursday January 24, 2008 SECTION B


Marshmallows


Warfare


By Despina Williams
Star Staff Writer

Last Fridaya, Darlene Ake's Wewahitchka
Elementary School Pre-Kindergarteners dis-
covered a loophole in the district's Code of
Conduct.
No guns, no knives, no weapons of mass
destruction are allowed on Gulf County
school grounds, no exceptions.
But nothing in the district's Code of
Conduct prohibits the possession of jumbo
marshmallows or their use in waging attacks
against fellow Pre-Kindergarteners, their
parents and School Superintendent Tim


Wilder.
Nothing could stop Ake's students from
engaging in a ritual marshmallow fight on
school grounds and in plain view of the
Wewahitchka public.
And thus, with the law on their side, the
Pre-Kindergarteners exited their classroom
and marched to a grassy field bordering
Hwy. 71, grasping Ziploc baggies brimming
with jumbo marshmallows.
On the field, they stood in a circle and
observed a pre-fight ritual, eating a single
marshmallow.
When Ake sounded the battle cry, they
reached into their marshmallow arsenal and


Despina Williams/The Star
"Take that!" Two Wewahitchka Elementary School Pre-Kindergartners battle it out during
Friday's marshmallow fight.


let slip the dogs of war.
Being Panhandle-bred, the students had
long been denied the snowball fights enjoyed
by their northern counterparts.
But for one morning, they felt the rush
of hurling a snowy projectile into the face of
an unworthy opponent.
And when that opponent was Wilder,
they savored the victory even more.
For several minutes, they fought, spar-
ing neither young nor old, friend nor foe.
They plucked soiled marshmallows
from the earth and sent them spiraling into
the air.
For a moment, the jet-puffed projectiles
seemed to blot out the sun.
And just as soon as the, fight began, it
was over.
Ake called for surrender, and the stu-
dents dutifully picked the ground clean of
marshmallows.
They tossed them into a garbage can:
and filed back into their room, where cup-
cakes and other treats awaited the hungry
warriors.
The sun shone brightly in the sky and
peace returned to Wewahitchka.
Guns and Mallow
The Wewahitchka Pre-Kindergarteners
had looked into the eyes of their enemy, but
the latest in marshmallow weaponry is ush-
ering in a new age of long-distance mallow
warfare.
The Internet abounds with advertise-
ments for guns and other gadgets capable
of launching miniature marshmallows over
30 feet.
Camouflage models, chrome laser sights
and marshmallow ammunition magazines
are all available.
Some websites entice buyers with the
promise of free marshmallows with the pur-


Despina Williams/The Star
Astudentin DarleneAke'sPre-Kindergarten
class winds up for a marshmallow toss.
chase of a gun, and .no background check or
waiting periods are required to deter would-
be marshmallow criminals.
The Tallahassee-based Marshmallow
Fun Company, LLC has created an entire
alternate universe to market its marshmal-
low weaponry.
(See MARSHMALLOWS on Page 10A)


Gulf Correctional Institution's Inmates Refurbish


More than 11
When Randy Tifft arrived as the new
Warden at Gulf Correctional Institute, he
brought with him an idea that had proved
a rousing success in other communities
where he had lived and worked. Put some
inmates to work providing something extra
for needy kids in the community. Warden
Tifft brought the idea to Sharon Gaskin,
Executive Director of North Florida Child
Development, Inc. and First Vice President
of the Wewahitchka Woman's club, Inc., and
a partnership was formed, "Bikes for Boys
and Girls of Gulf County."
As a nonprofit, Early Child Development,
and Education Program, North Florida Child
Development, Inc. served as the fiscal agent,
handling all donations. North Florida Child
Development, Inc. also worked with the
Gulf County School District's Principals and
Guidance Counselors to identify children to
be recipients of this community project.
The following is a list of the sponsors
who made contributions to fund the refur-
bishment of 100 bikes: The Wewahitchka
Woman's Club, Inc., Gaskin-Graddy
Insurance Agency, Inc., Mexicp Beach Lions
Club, Wewahitchka Lions Club, Scott Hansen
McLemore, Attorney at Law of Houston
Texas, Wewahitchka Fire Department, Earl
J. Flowers and Darryl Carpenter of Bristol


5 Bicycles for Children of Gulf County
Florida, and New Hope Missionary Baptist
Church. This group raised $1,400 and pro-
duced 115 bikes.
Assisting in the collection of the bikes
were the City of Wewahitchka, the City of
Port St. Joe, and all of the unincorporated
areas of Gulf County through the local fire
chiefs. Many thanks to the City Managers,
Don Minchew and Lee Vincent.
A special thank you to Mike Harrison,
who was responsible for ensuring every child
was given a bike helmet. He facilitated this
gift thru the company Amscot, who donated
150 helmets for this event. When the bikes
were presented, Mike Harrison gave each
child a helmet and safety instructions on the
use of the helmet.
The Florida Department of Correction's
Work Crew picked up the first set of bikes
around mid October and transported them
to Gulf Forestry Camp, where many hours
of refurbishing were done. Inmates from
Florida Department of Corrections at Gulf
Forestry Camp 'sanded, repainted and refit-
ted the donated bicycles under the supervi-
sion of Officer Michael Stringfellow. Sharon
Gaskin worked closely with Lieutenant
James McCorvey from the Department of


(See BIKES on Page 10A)


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2B Thursday, January 24, 2008 The Star, Port St. Joe, FL Established 1937


Harley and Joey Welcomes Baby Sister
Abagail MacKenzie
Taylor was born
January 4, 2008
at 11:24 p.m. in
Baptist Hospital in
Jacksonville, Florida to
Vince and Beth Taylor.
She weighed 9 lbs 2
oz and was 21 inches
long. Her grandparents
are Vince and Patricia
Taylor of Overstreet,
Florida and Ann Pike of
Jacksonville, Florida.
Abby's great grandpar-
ents are Flora Miller of
Port St. Joe, Florida
and the late Hubert
Miller and Rend and
Virilla Graves.


Happy 'Sweet 16' Birthday,
January 26, Simone Davis,
Love always, Nana

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Scouts at 7:00 p.m. at the Scout Center. New Members are
welcome. The Boy Scouts are sponsored by the Port St. Joe
Rotary Club.


Ashleigh Turns 10
Ashleigh Price celebrated her 10th birthday on January
20. Ashleigh is the daughter of Brad and LaDonna Price.
Ashleigh is the grandaughter of Barbara Boykin of Daphne,
Alabama and Diann Attaway of Panama City.


Serving Gulf County and surrounding areas for 70 years


"Dentist With a Heart"


on This Valentine's Day


Dr. Frank D. May, of
Port St. Joe, has a unique
Valentine's Day present for
the needy of this area. For
the last 8 years, Dr. May has
provided free dental treat-
ment for Valentine's Day at
his office. This year, his office
will provide this valuable
service on Tuesday, February
14, 2008. This, year the
office will schedule appoint-
ments with those in need of
treatment. To schedule an
appointment you will need
to send or bring by a letter
to Dr. May's office giving
a brief description of your
dental needs, and please
describe your situation that
makes you a
good can-
didate
for this
benefit.,
Send
the n
letter
to Dr.
May's
office
at 319
Williams
Ave, in
Port St. Joe,
FI 32456.
Please, no phone
calls. Be sure to
include your tele-
phone number so
we can contact you to
schedule an appoint-
ment. Dr. May will see


20 patients in.need of dental
treatment, and the hygien-
ists Anealia Bush and Linda
Wright will see eight to ten
patients each who wish to
have their teeth cleaned.
The office hopes to serve as
many as 40 patients.
Patients must be at
least 12 years of age, and
accompanied by a parent or
guardian if under the age of
18. Treatments provided
will include cleaning, x-rays,
fillings, extractions, diagnos-
tics, and pain control.
Dr. May and his staff
participate in "Dentist With
a Heart" because they wish
to impact people who oth-
erwise could
not afford
to see a
dentist,
and
heIlp
those
peo -
save
their
teeth,
as well
as relieve
them of
any discom-
fort they may
be having. Our
office cares about
this community and
would like to give those
in need of our services,
their smiles back!


Junior Service League Mentoring Program


The Junior Service
League of Port St. Joe adopt-
ed a new project this year,
mentoring six local middle
school girls. In the year-long
program, members of. the
Junior Service League are
treating the girls to experi-
ences they would not other-
wise enjoy.
In November, the League
provided Thanksgiving din-
ner for each girl's family.
December was full of surpris-
es for the girls, who enjoyed
a day of pampering at Aline's
Beauty Salon followed jy por-
traits at Constitution Park.
The season culminated in a
Christmas party where the


girls wrapped gifts for their
families and teachers. Along
with a few toys, the girls
also received winter clothes
from the League. Slumber
parties, cooking classes and
other fun activities await the
girls.
The mentoring program
is the first of its kind for the
Port St. Joe Junior Service
League. "We had projects
for the elementary and high
school kids, but until now,
we have not focused on the
middle school," said Lynn
Marshall, past President of
the Junior Service League.
Each year the Junior Service
League provides scholarships


to high school seniors and
sponsors the Junior Miss
Program. Young children
enjoy the annual Easter Egg
Hunt, Christmas pictures
with Santa and shopping
trips to Sears. According to
League members, the men-
toring program was designed
to fill the age gap and was
aimed at reaching 12-14 year
old girls.
The group of six girls
was chosen by school coun-
selors to participate in the
program. Members of the
Junior Service League hope
to make this an annual proj-
ect of the League. ,;


2008 Valentine's Day Pageant Set for February 9


Registration is now open
for the 36 Annual Valentine's
Day Pageant. The 2008 pag-
eant will be held on February
9 at 6 p.m. CST at the Wewa
Elementary School audito-
rium.
This much anticipated,
and always popular, event is
co-sponsored by Gulf County
Senior Citizen's Association
and the Wewahitchka
Elementary School, with
all proceeds benefiting pro-
grams for the county's elder-
ly.
The entrance fee is $20
and registration forms may
be picked up from the offices
of any Gulf County school


or at the Senior/Community
Centers in Wewahitchka and
Port St. Joe. Registration
forms and entry fees may be
turned in at the child's school
or wither of the Centers. The
deadline for registration is
Monday, February 4, and NO
LATE REGISTRANTS WILL
BE ALLOWED.
The competition is open
to, all girls age 2 through
twelfth grade in Gulf County.
There are six separate divi-
sions, or competitions-
Baby Valentine Princess: 2
and 3 year olds; Little Miss
Sweetheart: Pre-K through 1"t
Grade; Little Miss Valentine:
2"d and 3rd Graders; Miss


Valentine Sweetheart: 41,
through 6th .grade; Miss
Teen Queen: 7ft through
9th grades; and Miss Gulf
County Valentine Queen:
grades 10 through 12. The
Baby Valentines will not be
judged. The other divisions'
winners will be crowned.
Contestants will be
judged on qualities of inner
beauty as well as outward
appearance, poise, compo-
sure, modeling, and respons-
es to on-stage questions.
For additional informa-
tion contact Larry Broome at
Gulf County Senior Citizen's
Association, 229-8466.


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By Marie Logan
Star Staff Writer
Learning Is a lifelong
experience, but it's more fun
when no tests are involved.
That is why Education
Encore is so enjoyable.
Education Encore,
offered by Gulf Coast
Community College's
GulfFranklin Center in Port
St. Joe, provides non-cred-
it enrichment classes for
adults in an enjoyable learn-
ing environment.
The program's Spring
2008 offerings are about to
begin at the Gulf/Franklin
Center, offering "no stress, no
tests, no grades, just fun," as
the registration forms say.
It is easy to enroll,
and a good bargain, too.
Participants can attend up to
three classes each Monday
for the single price of $60 for
each six-week program.
Classes meet on six con-
secutive Mondays beginning
Jan. 29 through March 3.
"The most important
reasons to go is that the


classes are fun and you meet
so many people your own
age," Mary Carpenter said.
Carpenter, who moved
to Port St. Joe 10 years ago,
has attended Encore classes,
both spring and fall semes-
ters, since the program's
inception several years ago.
She is also on the Education
Encore advisory committee.
'"Almost all of us are the
same age," she said. "Most of
the participants are retired,
but the classes are open to
any aged adults."
Large numbers of snow-
birds attend the spring class-
es, according to Carpenter,
with other classmates com-
ing from as far away as
Apalachicola, St. George
Island, and Wewahitchka
- "they're very active,"
Carpenter added.
Course instructors are
area experts, she said, com-
ing to Port St. Joe from
Panama City, Eastpoint,
Wewa, and the Apalachicola
National Estuarine Research
Reserve (ANERR) staff, just
to name a few locations.


"There's nothing to fear,"
laughed Carpenter, "It's just
a fun, nice, easy-going atmo-
sphere where you can try
something new."
Program coordinators
and participants would love
to have a lot more locals
enroll, she added.
Interested attendees
should stop by the Gulf/
Franklin Center at U.S. 98
and Garrison Avenue in Port
St. Joe to pick up a registra-
tion form. Some registration
forms are also available at
The Star office in the Port
Shopping Center.
Registration begins Jan.
21 and continues until the
first day of classes (Jan. 28).
Registration forms must be
received on or before Jan.
28, accompanied with the
$60 fee. Checks should be
made payable to GCCC.
Participants can either
mail in their registration, or
sign up in person.
By mail, forms should
be sent to: Cashier's Office,
GCCC, 5230 West Highway
98, Panama City, FL 32401.


Walk-ins may register
at the receptionist desk at
the Gulf/Franklin Center in
Port St. Joe Monday through
Thursday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
and Friday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.,
Eastern Time.
For further information,
call 850-872-3823, email
jbarr(a)gulfcoast.edu., or
visit www.gulfcoast.edu.
Classes offered this
spring include:
8:30-9:30 a.m.
Computer Basics, Flower
Arranging, Ecology of the
Florida, Panhandle, Drawing
1, Digital Photography,
Panhandle Writers.
9:45-10:45 a.m.
Computer (Advanced),
Nuts and Bolts of Weather,
Drawing 1 (continued),
Watercolor, Spanish for
Travelers, Antiques and
Collectibles.
11 a.m.-12 noon
Computer E-mail and
Internet, Fishing Techniques,
Tai Chi, Drawing II,
Watercolor (continued),
Do's and Don'ts of Financial
Planning.


North Florida Doll Show and Sale


The North Florida
Doll Show and Sale will be
Saturday, January 26, 9:30
a.m. to 4 p.m. CT, Holiday
Inn Select, 2001 N. Cove
Blvd., Panama City, Highway
77 across from the Panama
City mall.
There will be over 60
tables, door prizes will be
awarded every 15 minutes,
and Cynthia Orgeron, a cer-
tified doll appraiser, will be
on site. Bring a childhood
doll or toys and have them
appraised for $3.00 per
item. There will also be a raf-
fle table, and donation table


with all proceeds benefiting
the United Cerebral Palsy.
The show is sponsored
by J & M Doll Castle and The
Doll and Bear Study Group,
which meets the fourth
Sunday of each month.
Donations of dolls, bears or
toys will be accepted until
the deadline of January
23. Call Laverne Ramsey at
227-1370 or 871-3800 for
more information or to make
a donation.
Over ten years The Doll
and Bear Study Group has
donated $20,000 to United
Cerebral Palsy.


PSJRA Special Board Meeting
The Port St. Joe Redevelopment Agency will hold a
special board meeting on Monday, January 28, at 5 PM
at the City Commission Chambers in City Hall to discuss
the Fagade Grant Program and award the contract for the
-deck at the Dr. Joe Memorial Parking Lot. All persons are
invited to attend and participate. Anyone wanting to appeal
San official decision made on any subject at the meeting must
have a verbatim record of the meeting that includes the tes-
timony and evidence on which the appeal is based. Should
anyone require special assistance, please call our office at
850-229-6899 with preferred 24-hour notice so that we can
adequately accommodate your requests.


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Recreational Fish Pond Short Course


The University of
Florida Extension Agents in
Northwest Florida will be
hosting a fish pond short
course through internet video
in multiple locations across
the panhandle and south-
ern Alabama. If you own a
recreational fish pond, this
course will provide an excel-
lent overview of pond and
fish management and offer
a great opportunity to have
questions answered about
specific problems in your


pond. The course will be
held the first Monday night
of February, March and April
and will conclude with a
field trip to Paul Fish Farms.
Gulf County Extension will
be a host site for the course
located at 200 North Second
Street in the old courthouse
building, Wewahitchka. For
more information, contact
the Gulf County Cooperative
Extension Service @
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PUBLIC NOTICE

NOTICE OF

COMPREHENSIVE PLAN

AMENDMENT

The City of Port St. Joe, Florida proposes to consider a
recommendation to adopt the following ordinance:

ORDINANCE NO.
AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF PORT ST. JOE,
FLORIDA, AMENDING ITS COMPREHENSIVE PLAN
AND FUTURE LAND USE MAP; AMENDING THE
COASTAL ELEMENT THEREOF BY ADOPTING THE
GOALS, OBJECTIVES AND POLICIES OF THE PORT ST.
JOE PORT MASTER PLAN; ADOPTING AMENDMENTS
TO THE FUTURE LAND USE MAP; PROVIDING FOR
SEVERABILITY AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE
DATE.

A public hearing on the Ordinance before the City
Commission sitting as the local planning agency will
be held on Tuesday, February 5, 2008, at 6:00 p.m.
at the Port St. Joe City Hall, 305 Cecil G. Costin, Sr.
Boulevard, Port St. Joe, Florida, and the Board of City
Commissioners will hold a meeting on the same date
(February 5, 2008) at 6:30 p.m., ET, at the City of Port St.
Joe City Hall located at 305 Cecil G. Costin, Sr., Blvd.,
Port St. Joe, Florida, for the purposes of authorizing
transmittal of the Port Facilities Comprehensive Plan
Amendment to appropriate state agencies.

All citizens and interested parties are encouraged to
attend the discussion and public hearing and to provide
written and/or verbal comments on the matters under
consideration.

The proposed Comprehensive Plan Amendments and
future land use map amendments are available for
public inspection during normal business hours at the
Port St. Joe City Hall. Maps showing future land use
map amendments are attached hereto.

If a person decides to appeal any decisions made with
respect to any matter considered at this meeting, such
person will need to record the proceeding and, for
such purposes, such person may need to ensure that
a verbatim record of the proceeding is made, which
record includes the testimony and evidence upon
which the appeal is to be based.

Any person requiring a special accommodation at this
hearing because of a disability or physical impairment
should contact the City Clerk at (850) 229-8261 at
least five (5) calendar days prior to the hearing.
Publish January 24, 2008


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Available now for adoption from the St. Joseph
Bay Humane Society -
Itsy and Smokey, two kittys about three months
old (pictured); full house of puppies, come see;
Joe Joe, small male entertainer; Fran & Freckles,
sixteen week old female pups; Warden, a beautifully
colored male tabby; Smiley, a chocolate colored
female pup about seven months.
, Always kittens! Come see.
Please visit Faith's Thrift Hut, 1007 Tenth
Street. Wednesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 3
p.m. Please call 227-1109 for more information.
Volunteers appreciated.

Taking applications for shelter workers.
Apply at shelter, Tuesday thru Saturday,
1007 Tenth Street, PSJ.
Equal Opportunity Employer
and Drug-free workplace.
Random Drug testing


Nephrology Associates, P.A.
announce the departure of
Patricia J. Anderson, M.D. and
A.O. Rifai, M.D.
as of 01/31/2008.

We would like to assure our patients that
Doctors Walker, Sinicrope, Dean, Minga,
Compton and staff will continue to care for
all patients of Nephrology Associates, P.A.

If you have any questions, please call
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Dora Lee Langley
Ms. Dora Lee Langley of Port St. Joe, passed away
Tuesday night, January 15, 2008 in a Panama City Hospital.
Ms. Langley had been a resident of Port St. Joe in her
younger years, and had been a resident of Arizona for 50
years prior to moving back here last May.
She is survived by her brother, David Mims of Astatula,
FL, her aunt Claudia L. Sewell and her niece, Laura G.
Sewell, both of Port St. Joe; and her nephew, Robert H.
Sewell, Jr. and wife Judy of Homerville, GA, and cousins
Mearl Garrett and son, Jerry Garrett, of Panama City.
Memorialization is by cremation.
All services are under the direction of the Comforter
Funeral Home.



Vinson Hopper
Vinson Conner Hopper, infant son of Carl Hopper, III.
and Summer Burke was called by the angels to be with'the
Lord on January 11, 2008.
Vinson is survived by his parents; two brothers, Keaston
and Jacob; maternal grandparents, Kathy and Bill Bishop;
paternal grandparents, Lori Shearer, and Carl and Lynn
Hopper; great grandparents, Joyce Hopper and Maw Maw
and Paw Paw, Sally and John Breeden; uncles, Micheal,
Stephen (Angela) Hopper, and Spencer Aycock; aunts, Lisa
(Brian) McCoy, and Deborah (Chip) Crow.
Funeral services were held at the First Baptist Church
of Port St. Joe on Thursday, January 17, with Brent Vickery
officiating. Burial followed in Holly Hill Cemetery.
Expressions of sympathy may be viewed or submitted at
our online obituary link. (www.southerlandfamily.com)



In Christ's Service



Winning Over Worry


Matthew 6:25-34 says
'Therefore I say unto you,
Take no thought for your
life, what ye shall eat, or
what ye shall drink; nor yet
for your body, what ye shall
put on. Is not the life more
than meat, and the body
than raiment? 2Behold the
fowls of the air: for they sow
not, neither do they reap,
nor gather into barns; yet
your heavenly Father feedeth
them. Are ye not much.aetter
than they? 2Which of you by
taking thought can add one
cubit unto his stature? 2"And
why take ye thought for rai-
ment? Consider the lilies of
the field, how they grow; they
toil not, neither do they spin:
2"And yet I say unto you,
That even Solomon in all his
glory was not arrayed like
one of these. 30Wherefore, if
God so clothe the grass of
the field, which to day is,
and to morrow is cast into
the oven, shall he not much
more clothe you, 0 ye of lit-
tie faith? "Therefore take no
thought, saying, What shall
we eat? or, What shall we
drink? or, Wherewithal shall
we be clothed? "(For after all
these things do the Gentiles
seek:) for your heavenly


Father knoweth that ye have
need of all these things. "But
seek ye first the kingdom of
God, and his righteousness;
and all these things shall be
added unto you. "'Take there-
fore no thought for the mor-
row: for the morrow shall
take thought for the things of
itself. Sufficient unto the day
is the evil thereof.
Today America is i in
the grips of an epidemic
of worry. We worry about
money, relationships,
appearance, health, what
other people think of us. The
symptoms of our anxiety are
staggering-from emotional
disorders to serious health
problems. We are literally
worrying ourselves to death.
There is much that we in the
church have to learn about
anxiety. Our worries have a
way of following us into the
sanctuary and sitting with
us in the pew. In Matthew 6
Jesus identifies four sources
of worry and suggests some
strategies for coping with
worry in our daily lives. We
worry about things over
which we have no con-
trol. There are some things
which are simply beyond our
control. We could not do


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Sunday Evening Service...............................6:00 p.m.
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anything about them even
if we tried. Worrying about
them not only does not
change them; it also robs
us of our ability to deal with
them when they come. In
verse 26 Jesus' solution to
this source of worry is sim-
ply stated, we must learn to
accept them. We must learn
content in all things. We
should pray for the courage
to change what we can; the
patience to accept what we
cannot change; and the wis-
dom to know the difference.
We worry about things
that don't really matter
(v. 25b). The Greek word
for worry literally means to
"be pulled in different
directions." Jesus says
we can conquer worry over
the unimportant by learning
to "seek first the kingdom
of God and His righteous-
ness." We worry about
things that have not yet
happened (v. 34)."What
if" are the two most worry-
filled *vords in the English
language. Anxious 'specula-
tion over the future does not
empty tomorrow of its tri-
als, but it does empty today
of its joys.Christ's answer
to worry over the future is


found in verse 34, "Each
day has enough trouble of
its own."*In other words, live
one day at a time. Prudently
manage today and let tomor-
row take care of itself. We
worry about things of
legitimate concern. There
are the physical necessities
of food, clothing, shelter. Yet
Jesus says even these things
are not worthy of worry
because they are things God
is perfectly willing and able
to assist us with. He prom-
ises that if we seek first His
kingdom and His righteous-
ness, these genuine needs
will be supplied.
Let me leave you with
this one thought out of
Philippians 4:6, 7 "Do not be
anxious about anything, but
in everything by prayer and
petition, with thanksgiving,
present your request to God.
And the peace of God which
transcends all explanation
will guard your hearts and
minds in Christ Jesus".
Pastors Howard and
Amanda Riley
Highland View Church
of God
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2420 Long .venue Port St. Joe, florida 32456
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9mnpiration Point



The. End, End

"It's all going to be over pretty soon,"
Mark said.
He sat on his four-wheeler. The house
he was building towered above him and
the hard frozen lake loomed before him.
Mark is one of the hardest workers
I know. Yet he complained about the
futility of his labors, "I have lots of jobs.
There's always somebody to pay .. I'll
never get rich." Then his conversation
slipped to "the end." The end, end-the
return of Jesus. Not a prophet, or a
preacher, but a tired carpenter reflecting
on a workingman's hunch.
Is it all going to be over soon? Is he
right?
When asked, Jesus listed many end-
time signs in Matthew 24: wars, rumors
of wars, people falsely claiming to be the
Messiah, increased lawlessness, love
growing cold, etc.
Yet Jesus said, "No one knows about
that day or hour, not even the angels in
heaven nor the Son, but only God."
Instead of when is the end, shouldn't
we preferably ask: are you ready?
Mark rambled on as the cold- wind off
the lake chilled me. And my mind went
back to a lunchtime conversation we had
a few years prior. I asked him, "Where do
you think you would end up if you died
right now-- heaven or hell?"
With only a slight hesitation he said,
"Hell." He's realistic enough to admit
that he's headed to the place of "outer
darkness... weeping and gnashing of
teeth."
As my mind returned to the present,
Mark revved the four wheeler a couple
more times. "I'm going ice fishing."
Jesus said, "So you also must be
ready, because the Son of Man (Jesus)
will come at an hour when you do not
expect Him."
Maybe even when you're ice fishing.
So be ready.
Rick Leland


Memorial Service


for Nancy Jo Garlin
The John C. Gainous VFW Post #10069 Ladies Auxiliary
will be holding a Memorial Service for their deceased mem-
ber, Nancy Jo Garlin, on Saturday, January 26, at the VFW
Post Home in Highland View beginning at 2 p.m. Eastern
Standard Time.
Members of the Ladies Auxiliary are requested to be at
the Post Home by 1:30 p.m., with the uniform being black
(dark) pants, white blouse/top, and their Auxiliary Vest, if
owned.



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

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


S'S [First gBaptist Church

-Brent Vickery, Pastor
Buddy Caswell, Minister of Music & Education
Bobby Alexander. Minister to Students


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Sunday School & Worship Service ................. 9:00 am
Sunday School & Worship Service ................. 10:30 am
Sunday Evening Adult Bible Study ................. 6:00 pm
Wednesday Night Supper.......................... 5:30 pm
Wednesday Night Adult Prayer Meeting............. 6:30 pm
Wednesday Night Children's Ministry activities ....... 6:30 pm
Wednesday Night Youth Ministry activities........... 6:30 pm
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The members of Philadelphia Primitive Baptist Church
ivill be honoring their Pastor's Anniversary on the fourth
Sunday, January 27, 2008, at 11:30 a.m. We cordially invite
everyone to help us in this celebration. May God bless you.




Victory Temple



First Born
Victory Temple First Born Holiness Church Junior
Women Department will be celebrating their 12th Anniversary
on January 25, 26, and 27. Services will begin on:
Friday night at 7 p.m., the Guest Speaker will be
Evangelist Sharon Hutchison of Panama City, FL.
Saturday night 7 p.m., the Guest Speaker will be
Evangelist Priscilla Williams of Panama City, FL.
Sunday morning service will start at 11:30 a.m. with
Guest Speaker Minister Ann Fisher of Apolstolic House of
Prayer II, Wewahitchka, FL.
Pastor Charles and First Lady Sharlett Gathers\and
Victory Temple First Born Holiness Church Family would like
to extend a warm invitation to one and all. "Be Blessed."


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


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

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


Rev. Mac Fukher
PASTOR
Jeremy Dixon.
Director of Youth Ministries
Deborah Loyless
Director ofChildren Ministries
Ann Comforter
Music Director


The friendly place to worship!


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


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


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Ipray that all had a blessed
week and you found your-
self seeking for more of
God. I would like to ask
you, "Have you done all
you can for the Lord?" In
Mark the fourteenth chapter
a woman came while Christ
was eating at Simon the lep-
er's home. If you recall
this passage you might go
with me for just a minute.
She slipped in the house not
saying a word knelt down
behind the Lord and began
to worship the Lord with
all her substance.' The ala-
baster box of ointment was
spikenard which was very
costly. For most during this
era of time it would have
been close to a year's wages,
which was about three hun-
dred pence. Yet she felt it
be the only right and honor-
able thing to do. During the
time of her ministering there
were those who were moved
with indignation or resent-,
ment. I see this quite often
in folks when someone else


is trying to do what is right
and others for some reason
get upset like it cost them
something. I don't know if
it is greed or jealousy either
way both are wrong. This
woman had according to the
Lord done all she could!
Folks we are living in
a time when not many are
willing to step forward and
do all. To do all for most
cost more than they feel is
necessary so they just let it
go. I must say that I am glad
that God didn't feel like that
because if He had we would
have found ourselves in a
pickle or to put it plain on a
one way .trip to hell.
You know, we too often
think that we are not able
to accomplish much for the
Lord. But this is just the
opposite of truth. Through
Christ we can do all things.
(Philippians 4:13) I believe
the biggest problem is bring-
ing ourselves to the place
of just how much do I love
the Lord. For many this


Unction


is a difficult problem. For
some reason the love of the
world just seems to override
the right thing to do and we
just let go because we say to
ourselves, the Lord under-
stands. And Oh how true it
is that the Lord understands.
Never let it slip past you
that He doesn't understand.
Because the real truth is
that when we put off full
allegiance to the Lord we tell
how much we love Him.
Church just for a
moment think about this.
God gave His only begotten
Son to seek and save us. He
gave all the way to the blood.
If we can just look at the
sacrifice that Christ the Son
gave, as well as the Father,
by letting Him go through
all that He did surly we can
do more for Him. We are
coming short of the mark
and God's grace undergirds
us in those times. But most
of the time we just don't put
forth any effort and make up
excuses to why.


I am very thankful for
the saving blood of Christ
and the love of the Father
that saved a wretch like
me. I am overcome with joy
unspeakable at times for the
forgiveness I received for all
my sins. I was a stinking
and perverse man, a man of
unclean lips. Paul put it like
this, "I am the chief blas-
phemer". That's me! Thank
God, He saved me and gave
me life eternal. I will give
all I have to please Him and
in hopes of tomorrow, cross
over the chilly Jordan to
see Him face to face. Lets
try to give Him. this week
a little more of us to bring
Him pleasure in turn we will
receive pleasure. AMEN!
God bless and have a
great week.
In His Service
Pastor Tim
LightHouse Pentecostal
Ministries
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Tim Croft/The Star
With parishioners looking on, the officers and pastors at Oak Grove Assembly of God Church broke ground Sunday on the
church's new facility, which will go up adjacent to the current church.


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Evening Service 7:00 p.m.
Mike Westbrook, Discipleship Training 6:00 p.m.
Pastor Wednesday Prayer 7:00 p.m.




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In an effort to assist
high school students in


Port St. Joe Elementary
School would like to thank
Pat Neese for sharing her time
and talents at our school this
week. She shared with our
4th graders ways to enhance
their writing for the Florida
Writes Test that is coming
up February 12th. She also
entertained the student body
with her storytelling talents.
Everyone involved received
new ways to look at litera-
ture and writing.
Our 4th grade class will
be taking their annual tri
to Tallahassee January 25T
to support their study of
Florida History. They will be
visiting the State Capitol and
other important sites.
Parents, remember that
we recycle ink cartridges and
cell phones. Please send all
recycle products with your
child to school. We receive
credit for these items to


Port St. Joe

elementary School

purchase other equipment.
Also, don't forget to send in
your box tops for education.
Do you know how to help
your child on FCAT? Just go
to www.fcat.fldoe.org. There
you will find programs that
your child will need to know
for the test. This is excellent
practice and it will help them
get ready. If you have any
questions, please feel free to
contact the school.
Important Dates:
January 23rd-Report
Cards go home
January 30th-Gold
Cards issued
February 1st-AR Movie
February 1 lth-Progress
Report issued for 3rd nine
weeks
February 12th- 14th-
Florida Writes for 4th grade
February 18th-Holiday-
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Week #14 answers are:

1. What is the only planet that rotates clockwise? Venus
2. Where does most of the dust in your house come from?
Dead skin
3. What do pearls melt in? Vinegar
4. What can the liquid inside young coconuts be used as a
substitute for? Blood Plasma
5. What is the only mammal alive that its voice does not
echo? A Duck

Congratulations to: Linda Wood and Billy Quinn. These people
submitted the winning entries. Thank you for participating with our
students.

Week #15-Questions are:
1.. What isone of the'main ingredients used to make cake
: + icing? ..
2. What year did America gain independence?
3. What is heavier, a pound of feathers or a pound of rocks?
4. What percent oxygen do we breathe from the atmosphere?

Questions submitted by: Ashlyn Dumas-3rd Grader

Please email your responses to: cwillis@gulf.k12.fl.us


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6B Thursday, January 24, 2008 The Star, Port St. Joe, FL Established 1937


credit recovery efforts as
mandated by the state, the
School Board has approved
the following revision to the
Gulf School District Student
Progression Plan:
A student who is behind
one or more credits may
enroll in the Gulf County
Adult School's night pro-
gram as a co-enrolled stu-
dent to earn no more than
one credit per semester.*
Students must be at least
16 years old and must have
permission from both the
high school principal and the
adult school supervisor.
In addition, the student
must exhibit exemplary
behavior and a minimum
of six hours per month in
order to earn a minimum of
.5 credits per semester and
to remain enrolled. Students
who co-enroll and fail to
meet the requirements will
not be allowed to continue
co-enrollment or to reenroll
as a co-enrolled student that
school year. Extenuating cir-
cumstances may be reviewed
by the principal and the adult
school supervisor.
*Students may co-enroll
only to recover credit, not to
get ahead in credits.
For further information
contact the high school guid-
ance counselors.




PSJHS SGA


Gospel Sing

On February 9, at 7 p.m.
the Student Government
Association of Port St. Joe
High School will be host-
ing a gospel sing at the Port
St. Joe Elementary School
Auditorium. Any one who
would be interested in per-
forming or would like
more information can con-
tact Olivia Lamberson at
850-340-1228 or Joni White
at 850-229-8251.


GCCC

Foundations

Welcomes

Robert Nedley
The GCCC Foundation
is pleased to welcome a long-
time supporter and friend
of the college, Mr. Robert
Nedley, of the Alfred I.
duPont Foundation, to the
January 17 District Board
of Trustees, meeting. At the
meeting, Nedley will make a
special presentation to the
college which will further the
college's mission of helping
students achieve their educa-
tional goals.
The Alfred I. duPont
Foundation has been a major
supporter of the college for
many years, and this gift will
ensure and expand educa-
tional opportunities and
access for area residents.
Alfred I. duPont was a vision-
ary leader committed to
Northwest Florida's econom-
ic development in the 1930s.
This gift is in the spirit of Mr.
duPont's philanthropic intent
and in his will he stated the
following, "It has been my
firm conviction throughout
life that it is the duty of every
one in this world to do what
is within his power to allevi-
ate human suffering."
Gulf Coast Community
College, Student Union West,
Seminar Room
Thursday, January 17,
2008
Meeting starts at 10:00
a.m.
Media should arrive
at 9:50 to set up. The spe-
cial presentation will occur
between 10:00 and 10:15
a.m.

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One down, one to go!
Semesters that is. The sec-
ond semester has recently
begun and there is still much
to be done. Let us get right
to itl
Senior News:
The January senior trip
payment was due the 22"d to
Mrs. Alcorn. Please see her
for more information on the
subject.
Cap and Gown pictures
will be held on the 311t of this
month starting at 8:30 a.m.
The senior boys are to wear
a white button down shirt
and the girls are to wear a
v-neck.
Seniors, there are about
nine original senior shirts


available for $15. For those
who did not receive one,
ifs "first come, first serve."
There is also an abundance
of senior shirt #2. The cost is
only $5. Now that's a GREAT
DEAL. See Ms. Barbee to
purchase either one.
Junior News:
The junior class is hav-
ing a "Partylite" catalog sale.
If anyone is interested, please
see your favorite junior to
place an order. The deadline
is Friday, January 25"'.
Attention all juniors: you
MUST pay your $20 class
dues to Jessie Faircloth
immediately. Time is run-
ning out.
Also, the Junior
Executive Board has sched-
uled the Prom Fashion Show
to be on February 22nd. Come


out and enjoy the show!
Clubs and Other News:
Just a reminder to all
Key Club members, we will
be having a highway cleanup
on Saturday the 26t. All who
are able should attend. Also,
our club pictures are coming
up soon. Keep that in mind
and be listening out for more
information.
The ROTC club will
be competing at drill and
inspection on January 26"'.
This event will take place
at FAMU in Tallahassee, Fl.
Good Luck, team!
There will be a finan-
cial aid workshop with Gulf
Coast Community College on
Monday, January 29, 2008 at
6:00p.m. in the media center.


All parents are encouraged
to attend this meeting for
some valuable information
on financial aid and scholar-
ships that may be available
for your student.
Report cards go home
on Wednesday the 23rd.
Sports News:
The girl's soccer team
ended their season last
Tuesday with a tough 3-2
loss to John Paul II in the
district semi-finals. Even
though their season ended
shorter than hoped, they still
had a great season.
The boys soccer team got
a pleasing 4-0 victory over
East Gadsden during senior
night. The boys begin district
play offs on January 22nd at


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Freeport. They will be play-
ing West Gadsden at 8 p.m.
Go support our sharks!
The girl's basketball
team played arch rivals
Wewa on Tuesday and came
out victorious. They were not
as fortunate on Thursday
when they suffered a loss
to West Gadsden. They also
won a big game on Saturday
against the Franklin County
Seahawks. Way to go, ladies!
The girls will play at the
dome against Mosley at 6:30
p.m.
On Monday January
14'h the boy's basketball
team defeated John Paul II
72-66. Then on Thursday
they suffered a loss at FAMU
86-74. This past Saturday
was a wild one at .the dome.
The boys went into over-
time against the Seahawks
from Franklin County. Willie
Quinn hit the game winning
shot to give the Tiger Sharks
a 79-78 victory. The boys
play a district game at home
against Liberty County at
7:30 p.m. on January 22nd.
On the 25"' they will travel
to West Gadsden for another
district match at 7:30 p.m.
Go out and support our
Tiger Sharks!
In other sports news,
Matt Gannon, a baseball
senior shortstop and pitcher,


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signed a letter of intent on
January 15"' with Chipola
College. Matt Gannon will be
a three-year letterman with
the varsity baseball team at
Port St. Joe High this year.
Matt has had some great sta-
tistics in the past years and
will hopefully carry that suc-
cess with him to Chipola. Matt
had talks with some great
baseball colleges like: Gulf
Coast Community College,
Jacksonville University, and
Troy University, to name a
few. When asked what final-
ly convinced him to choose
Chipola, he said, "I like their
reputation of winning and my
desire to play under Coach
Johnson." We wish Matt all
the best of luck in his years
to come and the time that
we still have with him on
our baseball diamond. Great
job, Matt!
That's all we have for
this issue of "Shark Talk"
this week. We hope that this
last semester for all the stu-
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR GULF COUNTY,
FLORIDA. CIVIL DIVISION

CASE NO.
232007CA000307

BANK OF NEW YORK AS
TRUSTEE FOR THE CER-
TIFICATE HOLDERS
CWABS, INC.
ASSET-BACKED CERTIFI-
CATES, SERIES 2006-11
Plaintiff,
vs.
TIMOTHY J. MAESTRI; et
al,,
Defendants.

NOTICE OF ACTION

TO: JANICE C. MAESTRI
A/K/A JANICE S. MAES-
TRI
Last Known Address
135 NORTH KIM AVE
WEWAHITCHKA, FL
32465
Current Residence Is Un-
known

YOU ARE NOTIFIED that
an action to foreclose a
mortgage on the following
described property in Gulf
County, Florida:

BEGIN AT THE NW COR-
NER OF THE NW 1/4 OF
SW 1/4 OF SECTION 5
TOWNSHIP 7 SOUTH,
RANGE 8 WEST, AND
RUN EAST 450 FEET;
THENCE.. RUN SOUTH
210 FEET TO THE POINT
OF BEGINNING; THENCE
210 FEET EAST; THENCE
RUN SOUTH 210 FEET;
THENCE WEST 210
FEET; THENCE NORTH
210 FEET TO THE POINT
OF BEGINNING. SAID
LAND BEING LOT 6, IN
BLOCK B, WHITFIELD AC-
RES AT HOWARD
CREEK, GULF COUNTY,
FLORIDA, SAID LAND LY-
ING AND BEING IN SEC-
TION 5, TOWNSHIP 7
SOUTH, RANGE 8 WEST,
GULF COUNTY, FLOR-
IDA, LESS A 50 FOOT
STRIP BY 210 FEET
ACROSS THE WEST SIDE
OF SAID LAND.

has been filed against you
and you are required to
serve a copy of your writ-
ten defenses, if any, to it
on SMITH, HIATT & DIAZ,
PA., Plaintiff's attorneys,
whose address is PO BOX
11438 Fort Lauderdale, FL
33339-1438, within 30
days from first date of
publication, and file the
original with the Clerk of
this Court either before
service on Plaintiff's attor-
neys or immediately there-
after; otherwise a default
will be entered against
you for the relief de-


DATED on January 14,
2008.

Rebecca L. Norris, Clerk
/s/Jasmine Hysmith
Deputy Clerk

Publish January 24 & 31,
2008

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

CASE NO.: 07-326CA

VISION BANK, a Florida
Banking Corporation,
f/k/a Wewahitchka State
Bank
Plaintiff,
vs.
DEBORAH A. EVERETT,
f/k/a DEBORAH A. HENS-
LEY HOLLOWAY And VIN-
CENT J. EVERETT,
Defendants,
NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE is hereby given
that, pursuant to an Order
or Final Judgement en-
tered in the above-styled
cause, I will sell at public
sale, to the highest and
best bidder for cash, at
the Gulf County Court-
house, Front Lobby, 1000
Cecil G. Costin Sr. Blvd.,
Port St. Joe, Florida, at the
hour of 11:00 A.M., on the
31 day of January, 2008,
the property situated in
Gulf County, Florida, de-
scribed as:
Parcel I:
Commence at a light-
wood post marking the
Northeast Corner of
Section 10, Township 4
South, Range 10 West,
Gulf County, Florida;
thence go South 00 de-
grees 00 minutes 33
seconds East along
the East boundary line
of said. Section 10 (as
monumented) for a
,. distance of 1723.39,
feet to a point of the
Southerly right of way
line of a County Road
having a 66 foot wide
right of way; thence go
North 60 degrees 33
minutes 18 seconds
West along said South-
erly right of way line
for a distance f 373.68
feet; thence go North
29 degrees 50 minutes
24 seconds West along
said right of way line
for a distance of
326.82 feet; thence go
North 39 degrees 14
minutes 51 seconds
West for a distance of
162.57 feet for a Point
of Beginning. From
said Point of Beginn-
Ing go South 50 de-
grees 45 minutes 09
seconds West for a
distance of 238.78 feet;
thence go North 39 de-
grees 14 minutes 51
seconds West for a
distance of 163.65 feet;
thence go North 41 de-
grees 47 minutes 44
seconds East for a dis-
tance of 241.73 feet to
the aforesaid South-
erly right of way line;
thence go South 39 de-
grees 14 minutes 51
seconds East along
said Southerly right of


1100
way line for a distance
of 201.28 feet to the
Point of Beginning.
Said Parcel of land ly-
ing and being In Sec-
tion 10, Township 4
South, Range 10 West,
Gulf County, Florida.
ALSO: Being know as
Lot S-2 of an Unre-
corded Subdivision as
developed by T.L.C.
Properties

Parcel II:
Commence at a light-
wood post marking the
Northeast Corner of
Section 10 Township 4
South, Range 10 West,
Gulf Cou ty, Florida;
thence go South 00 de-
grees 00 minutes 33
seconds East along
the East boundary line
of said Section 10 (as
monumented) for a
distance 1723.39 feet
to a point of the South-
erly right of way line of
a County Road having
a 66 foot wide right of
way; thence go North
60 degrees 33 minutes
18 seconds West along
said Southerly right of
way line for a distance
of 373.68 feet; thence
go North 29 degrees
50 minutes 24 seconds
West for a distance of
306.82 feet for a point
of Beginning. From
said Point of Beginn-
ing go South 50 de-
grees 59 minutes 16
seconds West for a
distance of 236.66 feet;
thence go North 38 de-
grees 47 minutes 30
seconds West for a
distance of 145.00 feet;
thence go North 39 de-
grees 14 minutes 51
seconds West for a
distance of 36.33 feet;
thence go North 50 de-
grees 45 minutes 09
seconds East for a
distance of 238.78 feet
to the aforesaid South-
erly right of way line
for a distance of
"'162.57 feet; thence go
South 29 degrees 50
minutes 24 seconds
East along said South-
erly right of way line
for a distance of 20.00
feet to the Point of Be-
ginning. Said Parcel of
land lying and being In
Section 10, Township 4
South, Range 10 West,
Gulf County, Florida.
ALSO: Being know as
Lot S-3 of an Unre-
corded Subdivision as
developed by T.L.C.
Properties


Parcel
0156-006R


ID#R


ANY LIENHOLDER
CLAIMING AN INTEREST
IN THE SURPLUS FUNDS
FROM THIS SALE, IF
ANY, MUST FILE A CLAIM
WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER
THE SALE IN ACCORD-
ANCE WITH SECTION
45.031 (1)(a), FLORIDA
STATUTES

DATE this the 18 day of
December, 2007.
REBECCA L. NORRIS
Clerk of the Court


/s/Jasmine Hysmith
Deputy Clerk
Publish January 17 & 24,
2007

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


1100
deceased.
/
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
TO ALL PERSONS HAV-
ING CLAIMS OR DE-
MANDS AGAINST THE
ABOVE ESTATE:
The administration of the
estate of LEIGH NORMAN
CHAPMAN, deceased,
File Number 07-101 PR is
pending in the Circuit
Court for Gulf County,
Florida, Probate Division,
the address of which is
Gulf County Courthouse,
Probate Division, 1000
Cecil G. Costin Sr., Blvd,
Port St. Joe, FL 32456.
The name and address of
the personal representa-
tive and that personal
representative's attorney
are set forth below.
ALL INTERESTED PER-
SONS ARE NOTIFIED
THAT:
All creditors of the dece-
dent and other persons
having claims or demands
against decedent's estate
on whom a copy of this
notice is served within
three months after the
date of the first publica-
tions of this notice must
file their claims with this
Court WITHIN THE LATER
OF THREE MONTHS AF-
TER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY
DAYS AFTER THE DATE
OF SERVICE OF A COPY
OF THIS NOTICE ON
THEM.

All other creditors of the
decedent and persons
having claims or demands
against the estate of the
decedent must file their
claims with this Court
WITHIN THREE MONTHS
AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION
OF THIS NOTICE.

ALL CLAIMS AND DE-
MANDS NOT SO FILED
WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED.

The date of the first publi-
cation of this Notice is
January 24, 2008.

/s/Thomas S. Gibson
RISH, GIBSON, SCHOLZ,
& GROOM, RA.
116 Sailor's Cove Drive
RO. Box 39
Port St. Joe, Florida 32457
(850) 229-8211
Attorney for Personal Rep-
resentative
FL Bar No. 0350583

/s/Nicolette Jane Borst
22 Picton Street, Apt. 506
London, ON N6B 3R5
Personal Representative

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

Case No. 06-334-CA


FLEMING LAND
PANY, INC.
Plaintiff,
v.
PATRICIA LEVINS,
Defendant.


COM-


NOTICE OF SALE
Notice is given that pursu-
ant to a Final Judgement
entered by the
above:entitled Court In the
above cause, in which
FLEMING LAND COM-
PANY, INC., a Florida cor-
poration, is the Plaintiff
and PATRICIA LEVINS is
the Defendant, I will on the
21st day of February,
2008, at 11:00 a.m., EST
in the lobby of the Gulf
County Court House,
1000 Cecil G. Costin Sr.
Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida
32456, offer for sale to the
highest bidder for cash,


the following described
property in Gulf County,
Florida, set forth in such
Final Judgement, to wit:


the following described
property in Gulf County,
Florida, set forth in such
Final Judgement, to wit:


DESCRIPTION: PARCEL DESCRIPTION: PARCEL
#8 (Newly Created) #9 (Newly Created)


Commence at the South-
east Corner of Section 8,
Township 7 South, Range
8 West, Gulf County, Flor-
ida; thence north 89 de-
grees 46 minutes 25 sec-
onds West, along the
South Line of said Section
8, for a distance of
3180.13 feet to its inter-
section with the Westerly
Right-of-Way Line of
Mixon Road; thence North
23 degrees 19 minutes 38
seconds West, along said
Westerly Right-of-Way
Line for a distance of
53.43 feet; thence continu-
ing along said Westerly
Right-of-Way Line of
Mixon Road, for a dis-
tance of 846.66 feet to a
concrete monument;
thence continuing along
said Westerly
Right-of-Way Line, North
08 degrees 57 minutes 30
seconds West, for a dis-
tance of 95.32 feet; thence
North 81 degrees 02 min-
utes 30 seconds East, for
a distance 60.00 feet to
the Easterly Right-of-Way
of said Mixon Road;
thence North 08 degrees
57 minutes 30 seconds
West, along said Easterly
Right-of-Way Line of
Mixon Road, for distance
of 300.00 feet to the
POINT OF BEGINNING;
thence continuing along
said Easterly Right-of-Way
Line of Mixon Road, run
North 81 degrees 02 min-
utes 30 seconds East for a
distance of 218.00 feet;
thence South 08 degrees
57 minutes 30 seconds
East, for a distance of
200.00 feet; thence South
81 degrees 02 minutes
minutes 30 seconds West,
for a distance of 218.00
feet, ,the Easterly;
Right-of-Way line of said
Mixon Road, and the Point
of Beginning. Said parcel
containing 1 acres more
or less.

WITNESS my hand and
official seal of the above
Court, this 15 day of Janu-
ary, 2008.

Rebecca Norris
Clerk of the Circuit Court

/s/Jasmine Hysmith
Deputy Clerk

Publish January 24 & 31,
2008

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

Case No. 06-343-CA


FLEMING LAND
PANY INC.
Plaintiff,
v.
JULIE M. LEVINS,
Defendant.


COM-


NOTICE OF SALE
Notice is given that pursu-
ant to a Final Judgement
entered by the
above-entitled Court in the
above cause, in which
FLEMING LAND COM-
PANY, INC., a Florida cor-
poration, Is the Plaintiff
and JULIE M. LEVINS is
the Defendant, I will on the
21st day of February,
2008, at 11:00 a.m., EST
in the lobby of the Gulf
County Court House,
1000 Cecil G. Costin Sr.
Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida
32456, offer for sale to the
highest bidder for cash,


Commence at the South-
east Corner of Section 8,
Township 7 South, Range
8 West, Gulf County, Flor-
ida; thence north 89 de-
grees 46 minutes 25 sec-
onds West, along the
South Line of said Section
8, for a distance of
3180.13 feet to its inter-
section with the Westerly
Right-of-Way Line of
Mixon Road; thence North
23 degrees 19 minutes 38
seconds West, along said
Westerly Right-of-Way
Line for a distance of
53.43 feet; thence continu-
ing along said Westerly
Right-of-Way Line of
Mixon Road, for a dis-
tance of 846.66 feet to a
concrete monument;
thence continuing along
said Westerly
Right-of-Way Line, North
08 degrees 57 minutes 30
seconds West, for a dis-
tance of 95.32 feet; thence
North 81 degrees 02 min-
utes 30 seconds East, for
a distance 60.00 feet to
the Easterly Right-of-Way
of said Mixon Road;
thence North 08 degrees
57 minutes 30 seconds
West, along said Easterly
Right-of-Way Line of
Mixon Road, for distance
of 100.00 feet to the
POINT OF BEGINNING;
thence continuing along
said Easterly Right-of-Way
Line of Mixon Road, run
North 81 degrees 02 min-
utes 30 seconds East for a
distance of 218.00 feet;
thence South 08 degrees
57 minutes 30 seconds
East, for a distance of
200.00 feet; thence South
81 degrees 02 minutes
minutes 30 seconds West,
for a distance of 218.00
feet ,to the Easterly
Right-of-Way line of said
Mixon Road, and the Point
of Beginning. Said parcel
containing 1 acres more
or less.

WITNESS my hand and
official seal of the above
Court, this 15 day of Janu-
ary, 2008.

Rebecca Norris
Clerk of the Circuit Court

/s/Jasmine Hysmith.
Deputy Clerk

Publish January 24 & 31,
2008

NOTICE OF INTENDED
ACTION
THE GULF COUNTY
SCHOOL BOARD

Purpose and Effect: The
Gulf County School Board
proposes to amend and
adopt policies, as pro-
vided for in the Adminis-
trative Procedures Act, for
the purpose of bringing
said policies into compli-
ance with Florida Statutes
and State Board of Educa-
tion Rules.

Summary: The following
is a brief description of
each proposal change.

2.20 Responsibilities and
Authority of the Board
3.41 Domestic Security
3.68 Background
Screening for Contractors
3.90 Charter Schools
4.10 T h e
Curriculum
4.11 Student Progres-
sion Plan


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6.91 S a l a r y
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6.92 Health Insurance
Premiums
8.70 Management In-
formation System

Economic Impact: These
proposals may result in di-
rect costs associated with
implementation.

IF REQUESTED, A HEAR-
ING WILL BE HELD AT:

Time: 6:00 PM EDT
Date: February 22,
2008
Place: School Board
Meeting Room
150 Middle School Road
Port St. Joe, FL 32456

The entire text of the pro-
posed rules can be in-
spected during regular of-
fice hours, at the Gulf
County School Board Of-
fice, 150 Middle School
Road, Port St. Joe, FL.

Special Legal authority un-
der which the adoption is
authorized and the law be-
ing implemented and in-
terpreted is made specific.

The addition and changes
are proposed by Bill Carr,
Assistant Superintendent
for Business Services and
approved for considera-
tion by Tim Wilder, Su-
perintendent.

Publish January 24 & 31,
2008

Notice to Receive
Sealed Bids
Bid #0708-11

The Gulf County Tourist
Development Council will
receive sealed bids from
any qualified person, com-
pany, or corporation inter-
ested in:

Hardwood Installation of
the New Tourist Devel-
opment Office
Plans, description of areas
to be installed and specifi-
cations can be obtained at
Ramsey's Printing 209
Reid Ave., Port St. Joe,
Florida 32456
(850)-229-8997. Cost for
plans and specifications
will be $1.05 per page and
this fee is nonrefundable.

SDecifications for Wood
to be Provided and In-
stalled
Pricing for two (2) sepa-
rate wood options both of
which will be 5 inch X 1/2
inch random length
Pre-finished Engineered
Pine with a minimum 1/8
inch veneer which can be
refinished.
Option 1 Heart Pine
Option 2 Antiqued Heart
Pine
Wood to be installed us-
ing the glue down method
using the Manufacturers
recommended installation
procedures and adhe-
sives.

Questions regarding the
bid should be directed to
the Tourist Development
Office at (850) 229-7800.

Completion of this project
shall be 30 days from the
date the Notice to Pro-
ceed is presented to the
successful bidder.

Liquidated damages for
the failure to complete the
project on the specified


date will be set at $250.00
per day.


Please submit your origi-
nal bid plus (3) copies, in-
dicate on the envelope
YOUR COMPANY NAME,
that this is a SEALED BID,
and include the BID NUM-
BER.

Bids will be received until
4:30 p.m., E.T., on Friday,
January 25, 2008, at the
Gulf County Clerk's Office,
Gulf County Courthouse,
1000 Cecil G. Costin Sr.
Blvd.., Room 148, Port St.
Joe, Florida 32456. Bids
will be opened at this
same location on Monday,
January 28, 2008, at 10:00
a.m., E.T.

The Board of County
Commissioners reserves
the right to waive informal-
ities in any bid, to accept
and/or reject any or all
bids, and to accept the bid
that in their judgment will
be in the best interest of
Gulf County.


Board of County Commis-
sioners
Gulf County, Florida


By: Billy E. Traylor, Chair-
man
Attest: Rebecca L. Norris,
Clerk

Ad # 2008-04
Publish: January 17 and
24, 2008

Invoice: Gulf County TDC
Ad Size: Legals


NOTICE TO RECEIVE
SEALED BIDS
BID #0708-13

The Gulf Cqunty Bo~ard of
County Commissioners
will receive sealed bids
from any qualified person,
company, or corporation
interested in:

FOR PROVIDE-INSTALL
SERVICES
RELATED TO THE EX-
TENSION OF WATER
LINES FROM THE CITY
OF PORT ST. JOE TO
THE OVERSTREET
COMMUNITY TO IN-
CLUDE HOOKING UP
RESIDENTS OF THE
OVERSTREET COMMU-
NITY TO THE EXTENDED
POTABLE WATER SYS-
TEM
Project No. C.D.B.G.
#06DB-89-09-32-01-N35

The Provide-Install firm se-
lected is to perform and/or
provide the necessary re-
sources to extend water
lines from the nearest
existing water mains oper-
ated by the City of Port St.
Joe to the Overstreet
Community and hook-up
the residents in the Over-
street Community to the
extended potable water


system.


Bids will be received un-
til 4:30 p.m., E.T., on
February 8, 2008, at the
Gulf County Clerk's Of-
fice, Gulf County Court-
house, 1000 Cecil G.
Costin Sr., Blvd., Room
148, Port St. Joe, Flor-
ida, 32456. Bids shall be
designated as "Sealed Bid
#0708-13" Gulf County
Community Development
Block Grant Project for
Fiscal Year 2006 to be fi-
nanced by the State of
Florida Department of
Community Affairs, Grant
#06DB-89-09-32-01-N35,
Overstreet Community
Distribution System.

All bids must be submit-
ted in triplicate. Any bids
received after the speci-
fied time and date will not
be considered. The
sealed bids will be pub-
licly opened and read
aloud at 10:00 a.m., E.T.,
on February 11, 2008 in
the Gulf County Clerk's
Office, Gulf County Court-
house, Room 148, 1000
Cecil G. Costin Sr., Blvd.,
Port St Joe, FI., 32456.
The information for Bid-
ders, Forms of Proposal,
Form of Contract, Plans,
Specifications, and Forms
of Bid Bond, Performance
and Payment Bond, and
other contract documents
may be examined at the
office of Bailey Bishop and
Lane, Inc., located at 407
Reid Ave., Port St. Joe, FL
32456, (850) 227-9449.
Copies may be obtained
at this office upon pay-
ment of $50.00 which
amount constitutes the
cost of reproduction and
handling. This payment
will not be refunded.

Gulf County reserves the
right to waive any infor-
malities in any bid, or to
reject any or all bids. Each
Bidder must deposit with
his/her bid, security in the
amount, form and subject
to the conditions provided
in the Information for Bid-
ders. Sureties used for
obtaining bonds must ap-
pear as acceptable ac-
cording to the Department
of Treasury Circular 570.

The contractor shall begin
mobilization and procure-
ment of materials within
ten working days of the re-
ceipt of the "Notice to Pro-
ceed." The successful
bidder must fully complete
the project within 120 con-
secutive calendar days.
Bidder must agree also to
pay as liquidated dam-
ages, the sum of $500.00
for each consecutive cal-
endar day thereafter.

Attention of Bidders is par-
ticularly called to the re-
quirements as to condi-
tions of employment to be
observed and minimum


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Gulf County is an Equal Publish January 17 & 24,
'Opportunity Employer. 2007

BOARD OF COUNTY NOTICE TO RECEIVE
COMMISSIONERS BIDNO 070812
GULF COUNTY, FLORI- BID NO. 0708-12
DA The Gulf County Board of
BY: BILLY E. TRAYLOR, County Commissioners is
CHAIRMAN seeking bids for the fol-
ATTEST: lowing:
REBECCA L. NORRIS,
CLERK Fencing, tennis court play-
ing surface, tennis court
Ad #2008-07 net posts, center anchor,
tennis net, center strap
Publish January 24 & 31,and application of playing
Publish January 24 & 31lines for the tennis court at
2008 Highland View Donnie
Brake Park.
IN THE FOURTEENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN Specifications can be ob-
AND FOR GULF COUNTY, tained from the Clerk's Of-
FLORIDA fice at the Gulf County
Courthouse, Room 148,
COASTAL COMMUNITY 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr.,
BANK, Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida,
Plaintiff, 32456. (850) 229-6112.
vs Questions should be di-
PARVEY DEVELOPMENT rected to Grant Writer Lo-
CORPORATION and retta Costin at (850)
RICHARD E. PARVEY, 229-6144.
Defendants.
NOTICE OF SALE Please submit the original
NOTICE IS HEREBY and (3) copies of the bid
GIVEN pursuant to a Final and indicate on the enve-
Judgement of foreclosure lope YOUR COMPANY
date December 13, 2007, NAME, that this is a
and entered in Civil Action SEALED BID and include
No. 07-125CA of the Cir- the BID NUMBER.
cuit Court of the Four-
teenth Judicial Circuit in Proposals must be turned
and for Gulf County, Flor- in to the Gulf County
ida, wherein the parties Clerk's Office at 1000
were plaintiff, Coastal Cecil G. Costin, Sr., Blvd.,
Community Bank, and the Room 148, Port St. Joe,
defendants Parvey Devel- Florida, 32456,32456, by 4:30
opment Corporation and p.m., E.T, on Friday, Feb-
Richard E. Parvey, I will ruary 1, 2008. Bids will
sell to the highest and be opened at this location
best bidder, for cash, at on Monday, February 4,
11:00 A.MA. on the 30th 2008 at 10:00 a.m., E.T.
day of January, 2008, at
the main door of the Gulf The Board reserves the
County Courthounty Courthouse, Port right to reject any and all
St. Joe, Florida, the bids.
following-described real
property as set forth in BILL WILLIAMS
said Final Judgement of CHAIRMAN
Foreclosure:
Ad #2008-05
Lots 10 and 11 of VIL- Publish: January17& 24,
LAGE AT MARINA COVE, 2008
as recorded in Plat Book
4, Page 48, in the office of PUBLIC NOTICE
the Clerk of the Circuit
Court of Gulf County, Flor- The Port St. Joe Redevel-
ida. opment Agency will hold a
special board meeting on
The successful bidder at- Monday, January 28, at 5
the sale will be required to PM at the City Commis-
place the requisite state sion Chambers in City Hall
documentary stamps on to discuss the Falade
the Certificate of Title. Grant Program and award
Date this December 19, the contract for the deck
2007. at the Dr. Joe Memorial
Parking Lot. All persons
Clerk of the Circuit Court are invited to attend and
Gulf County, Florida participate. Anyone want-
/s/Jasmine Hysmith ing to appeal an official
As Deputy Clerk decision made on any
subject at the meeting
Publish January 17 & 24, must have a verbatim rec-
2008 M ord of the meeting that in-
PUBLIC MEETING OF eludes the testimony and
THE GULF COUNTY evidence on which the ap
CANVASSING BOARD
CANVASSINGeal is based. Should an-
THE GULF COUNTY CAN- yone require special assis-
VASSING BOARD WILL tance, please call our of-
MEET AT 10:00 A.M. ET. fice at 850-229-6899 with
ON JANUARY 29, 2008, preferred 24-hour notice
AT THE OFFICE OF THE so that we can adequately
GULF COUNTY SUPERVI- accommodate your re-
SOR OF ELECTIONS, 401 quests.
LONG AVENUE, PORT Publish January 24, 2008
ST. JOE, FLORIDA. THIS
MEETING IS OPEN TO
THE PUBLIC. THE CAN- '*
VASSING BOARD WILL :.
MEET TO CANVASS THE .


ABSENTEE BALLOTS
FOR THE PRESIDENTIAL
PREFERENCE PRIMARY
ELECTION, TO RECEIVE
QUERIES FROM THE
PUBLIC ABOUT THE AB-
SENTEE BALLOTS AND
TO CANVASS ALL RE-
TURNS AS NECESSARY.
ABSENTEE BALLOTS
FOR THE PRESIDENTIAL
PREFERENCE PRIMARY
ELECTION RECEIVED
PRIOR TO 10:00 A.M. ET.
JANUARY 29, 2008 WILL
BE AVAILABLE FOR PUB-
LIC INSPECTION FROM
9:00 A.M. UNTIL 10:00
A.M. ETON JANUARY 29,
2008 AT THE OFFICE OF
THE GULF COUNTY SU-
PERVISOR OF ELEC-
TIONS. AFTER THAT
TIME, THOSE BALLOTS
WILL BE PROCESSED
-AND TABULATED.
THOSE ABSENTEE BAL-
'LOTS RECEIVED AFTER
10:00 A.M. ET. MAY BE
EXAMINED FROM 2:00
PRM.ET. UNTIL 7:00 P.M.
ET. AS THEY ARE RE-
CEIVED FOR PROCESS-
ING. NO TOTALS WILL
,BE PULLED UNTIL AFTER
,7:00 RM., ETr. JANUARY
,29. THE CANVASSING
'BOARD MAY NEED TO
'RECONVENE ON FEBRU-
ARY 8 TO CANVASS ANY
,OVERSEAS ABSENTEE
,BALLOTS RECEIVED BY
THAT DATE. THE MEET-
ING WILL BE AT THE OF-
FICE OF THE GULF
COUNTY SUPERVISOR
OF ELECTIONS. THE
DATE AND TIME WILL BE
POSTED AT THE OFFICE
OF THE SUPERVISOR OF
ELECTIONS AND AN-
NOUNCED AT THE CON-
CLUSION OF THE JANU-
ARY 29 MEETING.
NOTE: SECTION
286.0105, FLORIDA STAT-
UTES, STATES THAT IF A
PERSON DECIDES TO
APPEAL ANY DECISION
BY A BOARD, AGENCY,
OR COMMISSION WITH
RESPECT TO ANY MAT-
TER CONSIDERED AT A
MEETING OR HEARING,
HE OR SHE WILL NEED A
RECORD OF THE PRO-
CEEDINGS, AND THAT,
FOR SUCH PURPOSE,
HE OR SHE MAY NEED


Domestic Bengal
Kittens
$200
Special Spotted lil'
Lepords.
Call 340-0879
Ydrkie Puppies
FOR SALE
Adorable Yorkie Puppies
AKC/CKC Registered.
Going for $300. Email:
glennhennessey@
yahoo.com


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


3130 4100 5100 6140 6140 1 7110 | 7150
Absolute Drivers $7k- in 7 nDay his Phoss White City, big 3 br 2 ba, Bay County
sol$7K In 7 Days Possible FP decks, 1 block from House for Sale Fountain Area
Estate Auction DriVer Trainees imply Phone boat ramp. $700/mo + 410 5thSt. Mexico Beach, oe
SAT. Jan 26th, 11am EST Calls. No selling, No MLM, dep. Call 647-8722 or FL, 4 BLOCKS TO 5 Acres $22,500
Viewing 8am EST. 7403 NEEDED Not A Job. Toll Free 2 br, 1 ba, close to down- 5 7-6422 BEACH 2 LOTS Owner Financing
CR30A, from St. Joe R on No CDL? No Problem! 1-888-434-2111; town & bay, clean, Nice! 110 x 121.46 x 116.28 x www.landcallnow.com
30A go 8.3miles to 7403. Earn up to $900/wk. www.startmycash.com W&D, 1st & last, $800 mo. 11 4 1-941-778-7980/7565
Follow Signs. RAIN or Home weekends with No Pets. (321) 453-3564. Beautiful Beach House,
SHINE! Don't Miss This TMC. Company endorsed Attention! 29 Serious 3 br 1.5 ba, new carpet 6150 1935 sq.ft. heated and
Great Auction.5 pc leather CDL Training. People Wanted To Work 1911 Cypress Ave. Large cooled. House is 4 yrs.
livingrm set, 5 pc queen, 6 1-866-280-5309 From Home Using A Com- fenced yard with deck. -- old. Four bedroom, 2
pc king Wicker & Ethan Al- puter. Up to Great neighborhood near baths. Screen Room. The ape San Bias. Rock bot-
len bedroom sets, Wicker $1,500-$5,000 PT/FT school. $875/mo. + 1st & house and recreation tom price. Nice 2nd tier,
entertainment cntr, couch, www.TebGlobal.com last mo rent dep. 1 yr Room For Rent room along ith all bed- gul side lot. County ap-
loveseat and dinette set. lease. Call 648-8629 or M/F $380mo. Utilities in- roomshave been ceram raised @ $252K. Must
Marble top chest, armoire, Healthcare/Other 867-3336 eluded. to share 4 br ictiled. Walk-in cs ets se for $180K. (513)-
lamps, knick knacks, art Be Your Own BossI Work home. Call 227-1711 some furniture will stay,
supplies, TVs, rugs, EMS Director & CNA from Home. Not an MLM. 3 br, 2 ba House, completely tiled through-
kitchen items, Whirlpool Weems Memorial Hospital $500 $3500 easy. No Screened porch, gas fire- out, heat pump has been
side by side fridge, in Apalachicola, FL is cur- selling. Internet required. place, storage, large yard, 0 '., salt spray dipped so no
washer and dryer. Tools, rently accepting applica- www.youtube.com/best- close to town & shopping. 70 corrsion will occur, attic
Stihl backpack blower, tions for the following po- cash Furnished/ Unfurnished. ara ac c
weedeaters, hedge trim- sitions: EMS Director (FL 9th Street, Port St. Joe, 2 br, 1 ba, 118 tNarve space. Recreation room
mers, chainsaw, wet n dry Paramedic LIC required $725 m. 227-9154 after Ave. Port St. Joe beach 16 x 24 with cypress wood s
vac. Pressure washer, lad- w/2 years Paramedic and eBay Resellers 5pm or leave message. 850- pet2s. onthe ceiling sand walls,
ders, zero radius 18hp 1 year supervisory experi- Needed 850-229-6825 tiled. Outside shower and S
deep well. 12 x 20 Boat
Snapper mower, EZ-Go ence) & CNA (FL Cert re- $$$$$ Weekly For Rent, 14x70 Mobile shed and 12 x 20 Storage -RMEoATI
electric golf cart with lift quired). Anyone interested Use Your Home Home, 2 br, CH&A, clean coveriingunit. Concrete
kit, patio furniture, con- may contact Ginny Griner Computer/Laptop & furnished, at Simmons walkways, awning over all ,
crete items, collectables, HR director, PO. Box 580 No Experience Required 3 br, 2 ba, Country quiet Bayou. Call 850-229-6495 doors, fence railing along
old iron items, towels and Apalachicola FL 32320. 1-800-706-1803 x 5244 ving, 4 miles from Lot 14atBrants Landing. walkways around house. 210
comforters, complete 850-653-8853 ext 105, beach, 2500sf, Must See! 2 b furat Bryants Landing. always around house.22
household, very very nice. Fax 850-653-2474 or email Furn or Unfurn, 648-4301, 2 br, 2 C/HA, urnd, Ready for the sumerand 2002 Cape Horn 22' Bay
No Junk! Box deals and oqriner@.mchsi.com Google Clickers 258-8734 or 227-8066 ask W/D hkup, arport family and quests, will series. 175 HP Johnson
MUCH MUCH MORE! Web id #33974229 Needed for Paul or Lisa. w/storage. $625.95 mo sleep many. Ocean Pro, Minnkota troll-
Y OF S E T ES We ee or ater/Sewer. No pets. 325,000.00 MUST SACRI- ing motor, Garmin GPS
DAY OF SALETAKE Healthcare/Other $$$$$ Weekly 216 7th St. Port St. Joe. 4 Close to boat ramp. 1/2 FICEFOR HEALTH REA- and fishfinder, T-top,
PRESIDENT OVER New limited time br 2 ba, large LR & blk to Locky Lake & Chip- SONS, can email pictur- stereo, dual tandem per-
PRINTED MATTER The Gulf opportunity kitchen, enclosed porch, oloa river. Call esemail us at: formance trailer, deep V
819-07. AB964Larry County Health For more information call 3-car car port, enclosed 850-227-3777 milspecl41@bellsouth.ne w/1" draft, excellent
Bayles0773 AU84 Lar-800-706-1824Ext.4157 back yard, close to t condition, ready to go.
Bayles, AU1384. Department www.ultimatesearch schools, Bay & parks. Lot RV Space for rent private Mry and Tom Price 334 $19,500 Cal 850
has one opening for a Ca- quide.com/kit/4157 size 50x185. $875/mo w/1 t wih 1 ro e 268-0601/334 807-0134 639-6149
FURNITUR reer Service (Benefits As- _ yr lease & 1 mo dep. Call Beacon Hwll b ath 9452 Olive
W 1A signed) Health Educator 648-8629 or 867-3336 St. Beacon Hill Call Dan
3220 Consultant based in Port Learn To Earn 850-27-82251404 Long Ave. Cute al o mper lots in
St. Joe. Annual salary ASubstantialfull-time 1404 Long Ave. Cute Trailer or Camper lotsin Pacain
range. $28,093.00 income while working part Bungalow, 3 br, 2 ba laun-71
$35000.00. Tobacco time at home. Not MLM. dry rm w/W & D.$950mo. Higlandi $0m
Grant Funded Position: Call 1-800-473-7463 Call 850-766-4601 Please call 850-227-1260no util, dbl lot $Commo a an
Antique Dining Table, Must be Non-smoker www.LivinYourLife.com 1780 Grouper Ave. 2 br, g rge oerence
$250; Antique Cane Bot- and Non-Tobacco Prod- 1 ba. $595month+ $400 building large onference
tom Chair, $75; Fullsize uct user. Fingerprinting deposit. No pets. room, 4 private office see it ake in the
bed with New Simmons and O/T Due To Emer- Highland View room, Ktche 2 badual
Beautyrest Mattress set, gency Duties Required; 850-229-6825 entrances sep rear en- n 2s ad
$250; Big Green comfy must have a Masters De- 'i trance, 3-car car port in
chair, $15; Wood end ta- gree in a Social Services 1800 sq ft home rear + additional parking,
bies w/ magazine rack, related field. For informa- for rent!
$20; Like New weight tion pertaining to this posi- fret. AMP system lot size
bench, $50; 227-8669 tion, contact Lesia Hatha-AMP system, lot size
bench, $50; c(nta850esa H2a ,Overstreet on Lake 50x185, Call 648-8629 or
.9M ext. 149. 70 Charles, just 7 miles from 7100 Homes -3336
6100 /the beach & one blk from 7110 Beach Home/
3230 This Agency is accepting Commercial the intercoastal waterway Property C LI U nc
HUGE INDOOR/ electronic applications 6110-Apartments boat ramp. 3 bedrooms, 3 7120-Commercial 198 Firth Street
only for this position. Re- 6120- Beach Rentals full baths, 3 walk in clos- 7130 Condo/Townhouse
OUTDOOR fer to Requisition Number 6130 Condo/Townhouse etson a acre of land. Pets 7140 Farms & Ranches Apalachicola, FLorida 32320
YARD SALE/ 64004034. Closing date is 6140 House Rentals welcome with additional 7150 Lotsand Acreage
ard E January 31, 2008. 6150 Roommate Wanted deposit: $900 a month. 7160 Mobile Homes/Lots 850-653-8486; 850- 653- 7013
Saturday nuary31 6160 Rooms for Rent Call 850-647-3639 or 7170 Waterfront C L. R Br
Jan 26th, 8am-? : 6170 Mobile Home/Lot 850-832-3601ee Cora L. Russ, Broker/Realtor
Jn1916 ForestthPaApply at: 6180 Out-of-Town RentalsPropery
1916 Forest Park Ave. eoplefirst.mvflorida.com 6190 Timeshare Rentals 2500sf, 3 br, 2 ba, se- 7190- ut-of-Town
Furtu t eining forasistance, contact: 6200 Vacation Rentals cluded on 1.5 acres, just 7200 Real Estate GULF COUNTY PROPERTIES
Furniture, Antique Dining People First at remodeled. Must See 7200- Timeshare
Room Set, Beds and 877-562-7287 1246 East River Rd, Wewaitchk
MUCH MOREI =a = $975 mo. CR 30 Gulf
Healthcare/Other County 850-227-2185. 1246 East River Rd, Wewahtchka
KK: Port St. Joe, Fla 6100 7100 4BR, 3FB on 100'x 400' Lot. Price $149000.
70316th St. The Gulf rday,_2 br 1 ba, 1994 Fleetwood
Saturday, Jan 26th County Health Southern Coastal Mangcment MH on V2 acre in Over- 1385 East River Rd, Wewahitchka
8am to 230pm Deartment FOR RENT LNGTE ENT street. Chain link back- 3BR, 1FB 150'x 200'Lot. Price $128000.
Huge 2 Family h oepairt ent yard, minutes from inter-
MOVING SALE has one opening for a Ca- 850 sq. ft. warehouse Brand new 2 br 2.5 ba coastal canal & beach.
Furt appliances (L reer Service (Benefits As- w/office in Port St. Joe. 1200 sq ft cottages in $75K. Call 850- 639-6149 368 Old Bay City Rd. Howard Creek
Furniture, appliances (Irg signed) LPN based in Port
& sml), antiques, dishes, St. Joe. Annual salary $400/mo including tax. exclusive Barefoot Cot- 3 br, 1 b home on 100' x218' Vacant Lot. Price $30,000.
clothing, books, tons of range: $23,645.18 tages community. large lot in White City
CD's & much morell $24,960.00. Tobacco Call 814-7400 Large scrnd in porches. Exterior storage bldgty.
direction From 98 at Grant Funded Position:Hardwood floors, car- K bo Call Motivated Sellers Call Today!
light at 71, East to 16th Must be Non-smoker petting, tiled kitchen 850-527-912
St., left (N) to corner of and Non-Tobacco Prod- MINI ST GE counter full size stack
16th & Marvin. uct user.iin IR E washer& dryer. Ameni-
and 0/T Due To Emer- ot J ties: two pools & hotP
msgency Stetiesmpueqrexmunity building with ex- 1 7100 10 1 7.00
S0must r nce. For information 229-6200 ercise equipment. Pet
pertainingto this position, friendly. No smoking.
contact Lesia Hathaway at 814-WATER & SEWER ARE
S(850) 227-12768 exta 149 PAID. Avail now $1,150
per month. Please CallSt. Geo
5 piece bedroom suite, This Agency is accepting America's in)229-1350o. Seeking
paid $1500 will take $900. electronic applications o ntory cur-
Stand up freezer, large only for this position. Re- rently offering reduced Bd Ends Janumy 29 -: 2
microwave, Tohatfu 6.0 fer to Requisition Number Minimgmt fee for 1st year.
boat motor, never used, 64004033. Closing date is Storage wwwSouthernCoastal.cWPre r
much more. Call 647-3357 January 31, 2008. om
Apply at: (8501
poeoplefirst.mvflorida.com .
for assistance, contact: 220-8014
Treadmill good condition People First at Great 2 room studio in
$125 30" Kenmore slide 877-562-7287 Climate and Oak Grove, Very clean
in black & SS gas stove Heathcare/Therapy N -Clmate and spacious. $450/mo +
(used 6 times) $125 obo. Cerntracl 0 StOrage utilities. Call 850-340-1218
Call 229-8427 Lic. Ph sal s Mexico Bch 3 blocks from
Boat/RVStorage & dedicated beach. 3 br, 2
Theapist sst. office space ba 1400sf, with enclosed
Home health in Gulf Co. back porch, Sep. office/
PT, flex hrs. Generous Per workrm Near TAFB
visit reimbursement. Call y $B50mo, util not included. 556 Seaside Drive 1724 Lilac Lane
sume to 6110 850-867-0371 St. George Island, FL 32328 St. George Island, FL 32328
Geoghagans@fairpoint. New Beach Front Home- Built 2005 Neww Beach Front Home -BuSit 2006
net. For Rent Mexico Beach 2 br 2 ba .Nck'sHole Subdivsion St GeorgePlantation Turtle Beach Vilage St. George Plantation
WbD#33973161 2 bedroom apart canal Front w/boat slip & Three Story Five Bedrooms/Five Baths & Two Half Baths Three Story Seven Bedrooms/Seven Baths
'2ahArs 1 GodHoemeTheater or Office/Studio InGroundSwimming Pool OutdoorShower
Veterinary ServicesblD#33973161 2 b omr the rad garage, fenced yard with Biards Room r De/Media Room Elevator Private BeachBoardwalk
4100- Help Wanted frVeterinary Services om the beach. gorument kitchen, like *InGroundSwimming Pool-OutdoorShower-Elevator *GreatRentalPotential
4130 Employment Vet Tech Needed 8201 Pelican Walk in St new condition, 1 year ,FourFireptlare Pva te eac..o rdwls
lease, $1500mo. Call Cone
Information Vet cTeh eN PTor P Joe Beach Call 647-6320 850-229-9353 Call
HELP --.q -9 F/T Computer skills a iletk*le fty b 8 W 323-8388
must. 850-227-7270 00mo, Mexico Beach, 2BR, 1BA
410 0 PSJ: 2 br, 2 ba Gulf View, just remodeled, ROWell Reat y& Auction Co.,r .c.
ser.Very Nice Apt in nice furnished, long or short 1 b, $f50 ot Ap uA82
Advertising/Mkg/P neighborhood, close to term, $850-$1200 mo,e e.itoo.ern t ..... t-. GRA0e r..
4130 schools. Rare availabil- 850-532-1313 or
Advertising Sales 50 States Hawaii Bound ity $750mo negotiable khconsteng@att.net
Ad sales and delivery per- National Company now 850-227-5883.
son sought for Franklin hiring 18-23 sharp guys & Century 21 has several long
County publication. Small gals to work & travel entire Cetuy 1 asseeul on
stipend plus commission. USA. 2 week paid training. 4-REN T term rentals available. One
to local businesses by furnished. Return guaran- furnished & unfurnished. rce Townhomes fn Mexrmonth ren t plus damage!
phone and in person. Mail teed. Call Today-Start To- 1, 2 & 3 bedroom homes ico Beach 1/2i leoomlesbfrom In SC29 it0 for Por e call
resume to PO Box 475, day. 1-877-836-5660 in PSJ. Coil after 7:00 PM 3 & 4 br sthrilng abana, Gulf Coast Realty, Inc. security deo s Pleinorase o
Eastpoint, FI. 32328 Clerical (850) 229-6777 Limited availability. Call
Healthcare/Other Administrative Ron 229-200-3221 Carrs Bungalow #3 IBR/1BA near Port St. Joe $600 month

The Gulf Benefits/Paid Tra in ng ., plus utilities.
County Health Mansy Governe nt Pos tJolreHso Coronado #3 Townhouse in St. Joe Beach across from beach
Department Homeland Security, Clert- 6130 ic 3 br, 2.5 ba home, over- 2BR/1 .5BA $825 per month plus utilities
has one opening for a Ca- cal/ Admin, Law Enforce- looking Bay. Elegant
reer Service (Benefits As- meant, Wildlife and more. pb rooms includes foyer with Cozy Haven -- 1 BR/1BA cottage $575 month includes utilities
ist based in Port St. Joe. 2139 lvivng & dlnlny rooms,

Tobacco Grant Funded travel job. No exp. nec just finished, upgraded den/office, back stairs, Paradise Cove 1BBR/1BA in St. Joe Beach $525 month plus
Position: Must be free training, hotel & trans, appliances, pool access, fireplaces, screened utilities
Non-smoker M and $400-$1000 per week. Call $1200mo, 678-296-9639 porch, garage. $1400 mo.,
Non-Tobacco Product ACE,Inc. 866-514-3933. 850-227-7234. Ponderosa #18 Located in Ponderosa Pines in Port St. Joe
user. Fingerprinting and Got Computer? Make it 1000 sfoffice/residential Pt. St Joe 2 br, 1.5 ba, $1150 month plus utilities.
O/1 Due To Emergency Work for You. Simple Pro- space, Carrabelle, FL. laundry rm, CH/A, nice
Duties Required; must gram and System. $600/mo yard in nice neighbor- Seans 2 Townhome in Mexico Beach 2BR,/1BA $600 month
have advanced computer $1000's Possible; 850-562-4996 hood, $550 mo + $400
skills. For information per- Part-Time. See if you dep. Call 227-6216 plus utilities


training to this position, Qualify: www.Expressway St. Joe Beach, Florida Surf & Sand 30-1 Townhome in Beacon Hill 2BR/2BA $700
(850) 227-1276, ext. 149. full baths, 1VeA blocks to month
This Agency Is accepting6140beach, great screened
electronic applications porch, RV/boat shed/ 15 Surf & Sand 42A Townhome in Beacon Hill 2BR/2BA $700
mins to Tyndall, Schools month
only for this position. Re- :Rated A, long term lease,
64004035. Closing date ision Number some pets okay, 227-3453 Palmetto Plantation located on 15th St. Mexico Beach-- Furnished
January 31, 2008. 2 brn Quiet area, fur- Unfurnished 3br, 2ba $1200 month Complex has swimming pool $1200 month plus
nished or unfurnished, 3 house w/garage located uiiis
Apply at: INBUC blocks from beach, newly near schools in nice utilities.
peoplefirst.myflorida.com *F ,-A7nIA l renovated, screen-in sun- neighborhood. $900mo
for assistance, contact: 51o00- Business room. Call 648-4301, w/one month security dep. Paradise Porch 2BR/2BA mobile home in Beacon Hill $650
People First at Opportunities 258-8734 or 227-8066 ask Call 850-229-2706 for de- month plus utilities.
877-562-7287 5110 Money to Lend for Paul or Lisa. tails____


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The Times Thursday, January 24,-2008 9B


Franklin County's source of news for more than a century





10B Thursday, January 24, 2008 The Star, Port St. Joe, FL Established 1937


Marshmallow


From Page 1B


Marshmallowville is a
tiny marshmallow-manu-
facturing town threatened
by parasitic invaders called
Marshans who hail from the
planet Mars.
Their mission is to
"suck the Earth's core dry of
life," but they have one weak-
ness marshmallows, which
cause their host bodies to
shrink and shrivel.
Marshmallowville is
protected by the M-Force, a
team of three young super-
heroes who daily combat the
dreaded Marshan menace.
Professor Fluffernutter,
a certified genius and eccen-


tric billionaire, invents the
marshmallow-launching
weaponryusedbyM-Force, all
of which is available in stores
and on the Marshmallow Fun
Company's website: www.
marshmallowville.com.
Several hobby sites
offer detailed instructions
on making breath-operated
marshmallow guns out of
PVC pipe, at a fraction of the
cost of commercial weap-
ons.
On the website makezine.
com, a message board dis-
plays readers' comments
on the topic of homemade
marshmallow shooters.


This Marshmallow Shooter by Marshmallow Fun Company,
LLC holds up to 25 mini-marshmallows and fires them over 30
feet.


In a post entitled
"Marshmellow (sic) Hero,"
BoboMan writes: "I made
PVC marshmellow (sic) guns
for my two boys this week-
end. At first they had no idea
what I was doing. After my
8-year-old saw the first mini-
marshmellow (sic) fly out of
the tube and smack the wall,
he was hooked and so was
his 5-year-old brother.
"Thanks for helping me
be a hero for $5.71 (cost for
2 guns).
"My oldest slept with
his gun last night and was
amazed that when he woke
up it smelled like marshmal-
lows (sic.)
"'Yup,' I said, 'I love the
smell of marsmellows (sic)
in the morning.' The male
bonding has begun."
Marshmallow Medicine
Marshmallows weren't
always the weapons of choice
for the young and young at
heart.
In fact, the Marsh Mallow
plant (althaea officinalis),
from whom the modern day
confections take their name,
was historically admired for
its healing properties.


The Greeks, Arabs and
Indians all used the plant
extract to quiet coughs.
In Sweets: A History
of Candy, Tim Richardson
notes that Marsh Mallow
root was prescribed for uri-
nary problems in the 1600s.
And nineteenth cen-
tury doctors cooked Marsh
Mallow root extract with egg
whites and sugar, producing
a hard candy used to soothe
children's sore throats.
In the late 1800s, gelatin
replaced Mallow root as a
key ingredient in marshmal-
low production.
The substitute provided
a more "stable" marshmal-
low form, and stripped the
candy of its healing legacy.
Today, the marshmal-
low has strayed far from its
original intentions, as evi-
denced by the growing trend
of marshmallow warfare.
From the little town
'of Wewahitchka to the
imperiled community of
Marshmallowville, the battle
rages on.
Take shelter, and arm
thyself with marshmallows.


Despina Williams/The Star
Marshmallow in hand, a student scans the field for a worthy
opponent.


Bikes


From Page 1B


Corrections making sure
each bicycle fit the child. The
initial goal set by Warden Tifft
was 100 bikes and within 2
short months, a total of over
115 bicycles were delivered.
This goal could not have
been accomplished without
the exceptional staff of Gulf
Correctional Institution,
and North Florida Child


Development, Inc. person-
nel Jan Brown, Angi Davis,
and Gerald Thompson, who
assisted in this community
project.
Other GCI officers to
be recognized in this effort
are Sergeant Christopher
McLemore, Sergeant Ricky
Silcox, Officer Ansley
Williams, Officer James


Cooley, Officer Clark Downs
and Major James Flowers.
The bikes were given
out at a community event
hosted by the Wewahitchka
Woman's Club, Inc. and
sponsored by the City of
Wewahitchka. The second
annual "Christmas Lights in
the Park" on December 22,
2007 at Lake Alice Park was
a full day of arts, crafts,
food vendors, children's
games, 5-k Jingle Run, the
Lighting of the Park, the City
Christmas Parade and Santa
with gifts for the children.
Even though it rained on our


parade, the event was mea-
sured a success.
If you or anyone you
know received a new bike
for Christmas this year and
would like to donate their
old bike for 2008 "Bikes
for Boys and Girls of Gulf
County," please take them
to your nearest fire station
and they will call Spike
McLemore to have the work
crew pick them up as our
goal for next year is set at
200 bikes.
Thank you to a commu-
nity we all love.


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