Group Title: Star (Port Saint Joe, Fla.).
Title: The star
Full Citation
Permanent Link:
 Material Information
Title: The star
Uniform Title: Star (Port Saint Joe, Fla.)
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Creator: Star
Publisher: Star
W.S. Smith
Place of Publication: Port St. Joe, Fla
Publication Date: March 6, 2008
Copyright Date: 2009
Frequency: weekly
Subject: Newspapers -- Port Saint Joe (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Gulf County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Genre: newspaper   ( marcgt )
Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Gulf -- Port Saint Joe
Coordinates: 29.814722 x -85.297222 ( Place of Publication )
Additional Physical Form: Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in 1937.
General Note: Editor: Wesley R. Ramsey, <1970>.
General Note: Publisher: The Star Pub. Co., <1970>.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 2, no. 7 (Dec. 2, 1938).
 Record Information
Bibliographic ID: UF00028419
Volume ID: VID03621
Source Institution: University of Florida
Holding Location: University of Florida
Rights Management: All rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier: ltuf - ABZ6320
oclc - 33602057
alephbibnum - 000358020
lccn - sn 95047323

Full Text

PSJ City 3A

USP 518880
USPS 518-880

Obituaries 4B

State Park 1 B

70th Year, Number 20 Port St. Joe, FL 2 Sections 24 Pages

March 6, 2008

Fire Destroys Local Landmark

By Marie Logan
Star Staff Writer

Marie Logan/The Star
Several area fire departments battled the blaze Thursday night at the
corner of Martin Luther King Blvd. and Ave. B.

Leap Year Babies

Childbirth Disrupts Firefighters'

Efforts to Quench Thursday's Blaze

By Despina Williams
Star Staff Writer

Labor pains came suddenly,
like the fire that engulfed the
former Lynn Fay Motel.
Wendy Baker and Ashley Mize
were not prepared to deliver their
babies when they experienced
the first, unmistakable signs
Thursday night and the wee hours
of Friday morning.
Their, clothes were not
Babysitters had not been
dispatched to watch their

And their husbands, both
Port St. Joe volunteer firefighters,
were battling a blaze at the old
To make matters worse,
neither Scott Baker nor Michael
Mize were answering their
Both Scott and Michael had
reported, to the corner of Ave. B
and Martin Luther King Blvd.
around 6 p.m. on Thursday.
The sheer size of the blaze
told them they were in for a long

(See BABIES on Page 11A)

One of Port St. Joe's local
landmarks was destroyed by fire
last week.
The former Lynn Fay Motel at
the corner of Avenue B and Martin
Luther King Boulevard was gutted
by an early evening fire that lasted
through the night of Feb. 28 and
into the early morning hours of
Feb. 29.
According to Gulf County Fire
Marshal Al Ray, the first call on
the fire came in about 5:30 p.m.
E.T. "It was a constant ordeal all
night long," he said in describing
the fire.
Port St. Joe volunteer fire
fighters and local volunteer
fire departments battled the
blaze until about 1:30 a.m. and
were called back to the scene
twice, working to extinguish re-
'occurring flare-ups until about
5:30 a.m., according to Ray.
The cause of the blaze at the

old motel, which was currently
serving as rented rooms, is
unknown at this time. The
incident is under investigation by
the state fire marshal, Ray said.
No one was hurt by the blaze,
although eight to ten renters were
displaced. Ray said the Red Cross
was on the scene during the night
to assist the renters who were left
with nowhere to go.
In addition to the Port St. Joe
volunteer fire department, South
Gulf, St. Joe Beach and Highland
View volunteer fire departments
sent equipment and firefighters
to the scene.
The Lynn Fay Motel was
originally owned by Damon
Peters, Senior,. and was named
for his two daughters. It offered
:14 "new modern motel rooms and
apartments," complete with air
conditioning, electric equipped
kitchenettes and Panelray heat,
according to an old post card
,featuring the motel.
(For more photos of the fire, see
Page 11A)

Michael and Ashley Mize and Wendy and Scott Baker welcomed the
births of their children, Hallie Nicole Mize and Joshua James Baker, on
Leap Day, Feb. 29. Michael Mize and Scott Baker were both fighting last
Thursday's hotel fire when their wives went into labor.

Ovation Request Lays Bare Public Opinion

By Marie Logan
Star Staff Writer

Last week's county
commission meeting (Feb. 26)
and follow-up special meeting 48
hours later (Feb. 28) underscored
the fine line the county is trying to.
At issue was a developer's
request to subdivide lots in a St.
Joseph Peninsula development
by changing the county's
comprehensive plan, in order to
try to promote sales of lots in the
The project is the Ovation
subdivision on SR'CR 30E on
the Peninsula. The land for the
project was acquired in 2004
by the Atlanta-based Ashwood
Development Company. However,
since the downturn of the real
estate market that began in mid-
2005, lots have not sold well in the
development, and the developer

wanted a density change in
order to split the remaining lots
and build zero-lot houses where
single family homes had been
At the Feb. 26 county
commission meeting, William
Harrison, attorney for Ashwood,
asked for.changes in the county's
comprehensive land plan in order
to get the density changes. The
requested changes could have
almost double the number of
houses in the development from
the original 120.
Harrison told the board
that because there had been "no
market and no sales" for the
development, the developer was
asking how he could "re-think
the project" and "stimulate the
economy in this area."
Harrison told the board that,
by allowing the density change,
the developer could create a $7
million commercial development

Sand a $7 million residential
development at the site on the
The developer, according to
Harrison, was trying to begin and
complete the construction in 120
days, using local resources and
manpower." However, the next
statement was that the developer
could not guarantee he would use
local materials and manpower
because of "time constraints and
quality control."
Harrison asked the board to
increase the density of the project
by adding the acreage of the
submerged lands attached to the
development to the total acreage in
the project to obtain the necessary
amount of buildable land in order
to affect the change.
However, it was pointed out
Tuesday night and again Thursday
morning that the submerged
lands had already been figured
into the original equation when

the Ovation project with its
current density was approved
by the board in 2005.
The Gulf County Planning
and Development Review Board
(PDRB) had debated the issue for
several hours on the morning of
Feb. 26, and two PDRB members -
Gail Alsobrook and Glenn Elders
- reported to the commission that
night on the outcome.
One of the PDRB members
had been absent at the morning
meeting and the vote on whether
or not to recommend allowing
the Ovation request was split
2-2, according to Alsobrook and
Elders. They said the PDRB could
come to no conclusion on how to
treat submerged lands.
When commissioners could
not agree Tuesday night on how
to handle the density issue, they
called for a special meeting on

(See OVATION on Page 10A)



By David Angler
Florida Freedom Newspapers

A Calhoun County judge sen-
tenced former Gulf County Sher-
iff Dalton Upchurch to probation
and a fine on Feb. 22 for falsifying
County Judge Kevin Grover
imposed the sentence after Gulf
County Judge Fred Witten re;
caused himself last year. Upchurch
entered a
plea to one
count of
a first-de-
gree mis-
in Novem- Dalton Upchurch
Grover withheld adjudica-'
tion, which will help Upchurch if
he wants to retain his law enforce-
ment certification, and sentenced
him to one-year probation and a
$274 fine.
In pleading no contest which
has the practical effect of a guilt y
plea Upchurch waived his rights
to confront witnesses and to have
witnesses testify on his behalf.
"He really struggled with tak-
ing the plea," Upchurch's lawyer,
Bob Sombathy, said Friday. "What
they said he did wrong was writing
on a DUI ticket the word 'void.'" -
Upchurch's case went before 2
grand jury last year, which found
probable cause that he showed
"favoritism" in the DUI arrest of
Phillip Carroll.
Sombathy said Upchurcli
was trying to get Carroll to work
some undercover cases with his
deputies and dismissed the DUI
The grand jury also heard evi-
dence on alleged financial wrong-
doing, but chose not to indict Up-
church on these charges.
Sombathy said Upchurch is
enjoying his retirement and made
no mention of returning to law en-


Bo Williams announced Feb-
will be a Demo-
cratic candi- '-

Group 3. Bo
is a born and
raised county
resident and
was the for- Bo Williams
mer County Veteran's Service Of-
ficer serving nearly 12 years. Bo
is also an Army veteran, retiring
in 1990 with more than 28 years
of honorable service at the rank of
Sergeant Major. Bo has been mar-
ried for over 20 years to Lynn Ma-
son formerly of Hogansville, GA
and they have no children. Bo and
Lynn reside at Beacon Hill.
Bo was unsuccessful (by a
margin of 13 votes) in his first bid
for the commission seat in 2004.
Bo indicated that he looks for-
ward to meeting and discussing
the important issues with district
voters. Bo stated that his platform
will consist of, but not be limited
to, supporting county-wide vot-
ing, economic growth, affordable
housing and reduced taxes.
Those having questions
may contact Bo at 647-8066 or

.to i


4A Obituaries
4A Church-News
9A Law Enforcement
2-3B School News

4B Legals
5B Classifieds
7A Trades & Services


BC~.~~-'bi~~,~d"~.: ~ F~3eLY

" )

O A Freedom Newspaper

Real Esute Adveniism Deadline
huindiy 11-00 am FT
Display Adtertusn Deadline
Fnd3r '100 am ET
(lanified Lne-AdteniiinI Deadline
Monday .00) pm El

t ____ 1mmab~supm~~~ra~


Letters to the
Society News







Black History Program Honors the "Power of Remembering"

By Despina Williams
Star Staff Writer

Dajon Williams painted her face to convey the theme of
Pqul Laurence Dunbar's poem, "We Wear the Mask."

March 5, 2008- March 11, 2008

-pMiggy wiggly


Pick 5 for

In Our Meat Department

See our insert for other great deals
Down Home Down the Street

Port St. Joe Middle
and High School students
closed Black History month
with a stirring celebration
in the R. Marion Craig
Entitled "The Power
of Remembering," Friday's
program paid tribute to the
historic plight of African-
Americans with poems,
songs, dance and special

Online Video

See footage of the Black
History Month program at

Keynote speaker,
Sharon Sheffield, a former
Lynn Haven mayor and city
commissioner, applauded
the nation's progress toward
racial equality while noting
gains still to be made.
She recalled a 1991
visit to Mississippi, in
which she and her children
were directed outside to a
"colored" restroom, and
a recent television talk
show that featured a child

taught by his family to hate
Noting that young
people become aware of
differences at an early age,
Sheffield cited a study that
examined the self-concepts
of 103 four-year-olds.
"The majority of
children were direct in their
equation of black with bad
or dirty," said Sheffield.
She urged parents,
teachers and church
leaders to help young
people develop "a sense of
positive personal identity."
Sheffield encouraged
the students to take
pride in the historic
accomplishments of
African-Americans citing
celebrities like Tiger Woods
and Port St. Joe's past and
present politicians Alton
Fennell, Nathan Peters, Jr.,
Edwin Williams, Christine
Williams and Rachel
While taking pride
in the past, Sheffield
encouraged students to
continue the pursuit of
racial equality.
"The time is now, the
hour has arrived when we
must act by coming together.
in love," said Sheffield.
"We must call for peace
around the world."

-. :

Keynote speaker Sharon Sheffield receives a plaque of
appreciation from Port St. Joe High School assistant principal
Kenneth Monette. Sheffield is a former Lynn Haven mayor
and city commissioner.

-Ai l.

The Blooming Flowers performed an interpretive dance
during last Friday's Black History Month program at Port St.
Joe High School's R. Marion Craig Coliseum.

Attaining that peace,
said Sheffield, means
denouncing violence,
drugs, theft, murder and
all of society's corrupting
"We must remember
that we must hammer
out hate and hammer in
love. We must hammer
out injustice and hammer
in injustice. And Wve must
hammer out inequality and
hammer in equality," said
The Port St. Joe Middle
and High School students
who participated in the
program demonstrated an
impressive knowledge of
Black History.
Student Government
president Jasmine Fennell
presided over the program,
Rebecca Furr and Dajon
Williams recited poems
by Maya Angelou and Paul
Laurence. Dunbar, and
the Blooming Flowers
performed an interpretive
Accompanied by Ann
Comforter's guitar class,
the Port St. Joe 'High
School chorus performed
"a medley of spirituals, and
Judy Williams' eighth grade
class screened an original
video composed especially

for the program.
The video featured
the Rev. Martin Luther
King, Jr.'s "I Have a
Dream" speech and a song
commemorating Rosa
Park's refusal to ride in the
back of a Montgomery, Ala.
city bus.
School board member
Billy Quinn, Jr., Abram
Vereen and Pastor Johnny
Jenkins, Jr. also delivered
remarks and Albert McNair
sang a stirring rendition of
the Negro National Anthem,
"Lift Every Voice and Sing."
Held during an historic
moment in American
politics, the Black History
Program's discussion of
race could not have been
Speaking at the
ceremony, Sheffield's
daughter, Charlotte
Marshall, referenced
the 2008 Democratic
candidates Hillary Clinton
and Barack Obama.
"This is the first time
our nation has taken
seriously candidates
of female descent and
African-American decent
running for president,"
said Marshall.
"Win or lose, there's
history in the making."

Join Us for Your

Annual Meeting

The entire credit union benefits when members participate. That's why we
invite every member to attend our your annual meeting. All members are

o Annual meeting. equal owners of the credit union.
tI'l: ti~l ~5OT ur annual meeting is an occasion for management and elected officials to
IJLE it report to you, the owners. And, it's an opportunity for you to learn about
'' "the credit union's financial position, products and services, current business
issues, and goals. You'll meet face-to-face with the people who run your
credit union. Without your input, leaders can only guess what you and other
owners want from your credit union.

All members attending will receive a gift at the door. Once the business meeting is concluded, we will have drawings for several gift items
donated by the credit union. We hope to see you there!

Event: Credit Union Annual Meeting

Wheri: Monday March 10, 2008 at 7:00 pm, EST

Where: Marion Craig Coliseum, Port St. Joe High School

Emera dCoast

I Federal Credit Union

502 Woodward Avenue, Port Saint Joe, Florida 32456
101 East River Road, Wewahitchka, Florida 32465
Ph: (850) 227-1156 (850) 639-5024
Toll-free: 1-877-874-0007



Serving Gulf County and surrounding areas for 70 years

I ;. _ _ _ .

2A Thursday, March 6, 2008 The Star, Port St. Joe, FL Established 1937

Established 1937 Serving Gulf County and surrounding areas for 70 years

City Commission Moving Forward on Palm Boulevard Repairs

By Marie Logan
Star Staff Writer

In only 45 minutes, the
Port St. Joe city commission
handled the following
The city read, by title
only, a resolution to adopt
the redevelopment plan
revision recommended
by the Port St. Joe
Redevelopment Agency.
This was the first reading of
the resolution.
According to. Bill
Kennedy, of Preble Rish,
the city's engineering firm
of record, the Catch Basin
7 design plans are nearly
completed. He asked the
board for permission to go
out for bids on the multi-
million dollar project.
Kennedy estimated
the project would take 14
months for construction,
with actual work possibly
to begin in late May or early

Palm Boulevard is
the first priority when
construction begins on
individual streets, he said.
Part of the Catch Basin
7 project everything but
the road work will be paid
for by a $25 million bond
the city will acquire shortly.
The $25 million bond
will cover city infrastructure
projects, according to city
manager Charlie Weston,
who told the board that he
anticipated having all the
required information by the
end of the week to send to
the bonding agent.
According to Weston,
the city received a request for
a planned unit development
(PUD) from The Village
at Marina Cove Owners'
Association, Inc., asking
the city to consider a PUD
ordinance covering land use
issues in the subdivision.
The subdivision
encompasses the area

World War II

By Lois Swoboda
Florida Freedom
During this weekend's
Camp Gordon Johnston
Days, March 8 through 10,
the Camp Gordon Johnston
Museum in Carrabelle will
host an exhibit of more
than 40 of the models of
World War II artillery from
the collection of Bill Smith,
of Tallahassee.
"I'm an old tanker,"
said Smith. "My uncle was
the first person to be draft-
ed from Liberty County
during World War II. He
served in North Africa and
Europe in an armored artil-
lery unit. That's what first
got me interested. He was
the mechanic in a battalion
that was outfitted with M-7
Priest Tanks."
Smith served in the
Marines during the '60s.
"I'm a computer tech and
a fiddler. I like to mess
with small things. Late in
the '50s, I started building
models from kits. I started
up again after retiring."
Now Smith has gradu-
ated to assembling equip-
ment from scratch using
parts cannibalized from
kits. He says he takes every
opportunity to view real
"I've been to the Army
Armored Base at Fort Knox
several times. I was looking
for a M-51 Tank Retriever
and could only find three
left in the United States.
Luckily I had a wedding in
California and was able to
see one out there."
The models are plas-
tic held together by good
old fashioned airplane glue.
The ratio of the models is
1/32. The kits do not come
cheap. Many cost over $100
and some can run as high
as $500.
For that you get, "Tons
of little pieces and about
four miles of instructions in
several languages." Smith's
entire collection contains
over 100 models.
His friend, Elmer
Horie, also of Tallahassee,
accompanied Smith to the
museum to help set up the

display. He reminisced as
he held up a model of a
gun-mounted Jeep.
"This was the vehicle I
was in near the end of the
war when I got into a situa-
tion. We were moving pretty
fast through the country-
side and not meeting much
resistance. ,We pulled into
the little town of Platling
and some German soldiers
were standing in the street
holding their hands up,"
Horne said. "We drove up
to them and then their
friend opened fire on us
with machine guns from the
upper windows of the hous-
es. I jumped out of the Jeep
and the driver backed up
and ran over me. Luckily, a
tank pulled in right behind
Smith said "There's a
lot of history to all this and
the mdre you get into it, the
more there is to know."
For information
about the exhibit and the
museum call 697-8575. The

between the Port St. Joe
marina, Marina Drive,
Baltzell Avenue and the
vacant lot on the east.
According to the request,
when the subdivision was
originally platted, it was
a completely commercial
district. Since then, the
request stated, the restrictive
covenants of the subdivision
have been amended to allow
certain limited residential
According to Weston,
the city's technical advisory
committee will review
the request and make
recommendations at the
next city commission
In a meeting at 5 p.m.
just before the 6 p.m.
city commission meeting,
representatives of the St.
Joe Company broached
the idea of a change in
density to the commission
to allow a larger hotel in the
WindMark II development

Camp Gordon Johnston
Museum will be open from
9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday,
from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on
Saturday, and from 9:30
a.m. to noon on Sunday.
This weekend's 13"'
annual Camp Gordon
Johnston Days opens with
a breakfast Saturday morn-
ing, from 7:30 to 10 a.m.
hosted by the Masonic
Lodge on Avenue C.
At 10 a.m., there will
be a flag raising and memo-
rial dedication at Veterans
Park. A parade follows from
10:45 to 11:45 a.m'. along
Highway 98.
A noon lunch will be
furnished by the city of
Carrabelle in front of the
Fire House on Tallahassee
Street. There is no charge.
A 5 to 9 p.m. dinner
dance featuring Tallahassee
Swing for a night of enter-
tainment and socializing at
the former Carrabelle High
School cafeteria.

than originally allotted.
According to Joe
Rentfro, St. Joe vice
president of sales and land
development, the company
offered the idea to the city
commission to gauge the
city's feelings on bringing
in such a development both
as a better use of the land
in WindMark in the current
market, and as "a one time,
very quick infusion of capital
into the area," he said.
Rentfro told the
board that everything was
"hypothetical right now,"
but the company wanted to
broach the idea to the city.
"If the city likes it, then
we will start pursing the
opportunity with people to
maybe bring a partnership
back to the city," Rentfro
The idea was to
trade some of the already
permitted residential
density, originally set at
about 1,500 houses and a

28-room hotel, for larger
hotel density, to allow
perhaps a 250-room hotel
on the property.
According to Renfro, a
250-room hotel would offer
500 to 700 jobs, including
seasonal and hourly, with
"a payroll that would
make Sacred Heart pale in
Port St. Joe mayor
Mel Magidson replied,
"Personally, I think anything
that creates that many jobs
is worth pursuing."
In answer to board
members' questions,
Rentfro said St. Joe would
probably try to tie the resort
hotel and golf together. He
said a 149-acre, 18-hole golf
course had been approved
in the original permit for
WindMark II.
Rentfro said the hotel
and golf course could be
"floated anywhere" on
the approximately 2,000
acre site, that nothing was

far enough along to have
established a location-for
either project.
Jorge Gonzales, St.
Joe vice president i/of
entitlements, told *the
board that since the city
commission was in favor
of the idea, the comIpmny
would immediately begin
talking with state agencies,
including the Department of
Community Affairs (DCA),
about the changes to -the
original project.
He said he did riot
anticipate any problems
with DCA since the idea
would change only "min)r"
things and not the concept
of the already-permitted
Gonzales told the bdard
he hoped to "be back'in
front of the city commission
in the next month or two"
with. definitive plans and
permission from the state
regarding the changes in

Mobilizes in Carrabelle

Bill Smith of Tallahassee has lent part of his collection of artillery models to the Camp
Gordon Johnston Museum. Here he displays a bag full of plastic bits that will some day be a
model tank thanks to his patience and skill. Lois Swoboda/Florida Freedom Newspapers-





We Have Over One

Million Dollars too

much Inventory

Wall to Wall Sale

40% Off All Items

We Are Going To Sell

It All And Start Over

Tiffin Interiors 60 Island Drive, Eastpoint, 670-8800
310 Reid Ave., Port St. Joe, 229-8818.,
I )_________I_________j

rr < S ALM


Call Us Before You Buy One.

HANNON Allstate
You're in good hands.

Phone (850) 227-1133

Bay County
Transportation Planning Organization (TPO)

TPO Congestion Management Process
Plan Review/Study Team

Wednesday, March 12,2008
10:00 A.M.- 12:00 P.M.

Panama City Hall
9 HarrisonAvenue. Panama City FL 32401

Community and business leaders and local residents are invited to participate in developing
ideas for alleviating congestion on roadways in the Bay County TPO area. Specific roadway
segments will be studied based on the Technical Ranking Table from the Transportation Plan-
ning Organization Congestion Management Process Plan.

Space is limited and registration is required so please contact the West Florida Regional
Planning Council office as soon as possible.

To register for this event contact Brian Youpatoff. TPO Staff at 1-800-226-8914. Extension 224.
You may send email to
The Bay County TPO adheres to the Americans with Disabilities Act and will make reasonable
modificationsfor access to this meeting upon request. Please call Ms. Ellie Roberts at (800) 226-
8914 to make a request Requests must be received at least 48 hours in advance of the meeting in
order to allow the TPO time toprovide requested service.

I -

~es~ "5~i~

The Star, Port St. Joe, FL Thursday, March 6, 2008 3A



4A The Star, Port St. Joe, FL Thursday, March 6, 2008 Established 1937 Serving Gulf county and surrounding areas for 70 years

4 2 /f'
., I ,h

fi ^ af

Attention: Gulf
County Tax Payers!

Have you heard what our
.county commissioners are try-
ing to do? Allow me to explain;
maybe you remember when the
county was so broke that employ-
-ees were laid off. This decline in
revenue was due to residents
that got a break on property
tax and couldn't afford to pay
Now, the county commis-
sioners want to get another half-
cent tax for'a 1.5+ million dollar
building so they can combine all
county departments, and place
the new building at the Howard
Creek Road.
We do not need this con-
solidation. Why? Because the
'Road Department has a fair-
ly- :new building, Courthouse
Maintenance has a some what
new building and the Mosquito
XControl has a brand new build-
-ing. Also, the Gulf County Public
-Works building only needs the
'office rebuilt, but the "shop" part
ik -just fine. The office should
Just get fixed, and leave everyone
rhere they are! It's that sim-
pler The county employees just
got:laid off, because the county
couldn'tt afford them. And now,
they want to spend very much
needed money to combine all the
departments when there really
is-no need for it. If the depart-
'ments stayed in place, it would
:-ave tons of money than would
-'People of Gulf County: You
should let your commissioners
'know how you feel about this,
:because it affects you too. If they
combine all county departments,
Expenses will be greatly increased
on equipment, employees, as well
as travel time. Every department
is where it needs to be: Close
to the work area. Also, this will
keep our service close by.
If consolidation actually hap-
pens, Gulf County will not need
but two commissioners. One for
the north and one for the south
side of the county.


to the Editor

FYI: The commissioners
voted 4 to 1 to tax you. Billy
Williams voted no, and just
like him, we need to see on
paper that it will save the county
money. Also, like Billy Williams,
the employees don't see it.
If the new building was at the
Howard Creek Road, that would
be approx. 30 miles round trip
for Gulf County Road depart-
ment. For Gulf County Public
work employees to arrive to work
it's about 20 miles round trip,
it's the same thing for the county
It's best for the tax payers
to keep the building where they
are, and fix what needs to be
fixed, such as the Gulf county
Public Works office. Some of
our county commissioners
have been in office so long, that
they think we work for them.
When the elections come around,
it's time for a change. If we,
the people of Gulf County, get
stuck with a half-cent sales tax,
it should be used to save jobs,
and not spent on un-needed new
buildings, which leads to layoffs.
Tax Payers, Please go to your
County Commission Meetings
and speak out! Let them know
your feelings, and help save the
county much needed money!
Thank You!,
Gene Dykes
Port St. Joe

To Whom It May

I have no idea whose respon-
sibility this is, that is why I'm
addressing it in the newspaper.
In hopes the right people will
see it.
Imagine if you are new to
the area and were coming into
town from the East on Highway
98 at night. A loved one is with
you. One of you has a stroke
or heart attack. Soon after you
reach town you see a sign for
a hospital. Thank God! Then
after turning off the highway you
discover an empty Gulf Pines
Hospital. Anyone without a cell

phone would have no idea what
to do next. Precious minutes
have been wasted.
Living in a nation as "sue
happy" as ours, I would think
someone would want to take
these signs down.

Dave Peterson

Dear editor,

I want to say thank you to
the People in Need Program and
Jerry Stokoe for giving me a
refrigerator. The donation was
greatly appreciated. Gulf County
is a wonderful place to live.

Vickie Layfield,
Jones Homestead

As Florida Foreclosures

Skyrocket, Martinez Puts

Banks Before Constituents

Although Florida has the
3rd highest foreclosure rate in
the country, U.S. Senator Mel
Martinez voted late yester-
day to block from debate the
"Foreclosure Prevention Act
of 2008" a bill that would
help homeowners caught in the
housing meltdown. Florida had
30,178 homes on the foreclosure
track last month, up 158 percent
in a year.
"Senator Martinez is playing
politics with people's homes,"
said Wade Henderson, president
of the Leadership Conference on
Civil Rights, the nation's old-
est and largest civil rights coali-
tion. "The people of Florida need
to know that their senator was
among those who.refused to help
Americans caught in the deepen-
ing mortgage crisis."
The bill, which, doesn't
require the use of any public

funds, would give hundreds of
thousands of struggling home-
owners a second chance. The
proposal's key fix would allow
bankruptcy judges to: 1) reset
interest rates to affordable-but-
fair levels; 2) eliminate abusive
fees; and 3) reduce the principal
on out-of-control mortgages to
reflect the current value of the
The lending industry and
banks, whose deceptive loan
products caused the problem,
have been lobbying aggressively
against the bill.
"Senator Martinez needs
to remember he works for the
people of Florida, not the lend-
ing industry," said Henderson.
"Many troubled mortgage lenders
have received bankruptcy relief.
Florida homeowners should be
able to do the same."

IFAS Helps All Floridians

By John Hoblick
President of Florida Farm
Bureau Federation

What is the future of
Florida's agriculture industry?
r I am often
asked ques-
tions very
:; similar to
this and I
. have given it
a great deal
of thought.
As president
of the state's
only general
John Hoblick organization
ing 143,000 member families, I can
say I see a'bright future for Florida.
A year ago I was tapped to serve
as chair of a group of CEOs and
directors of agricultural associa-
tions and corporations seeking a
shared industry-wide vision. The
Future of Agriculture task force
developed the vision that agri-
culture will remain a pillar of
Florida's economy. The leaders

who serve on the task force see
agriculture remaining an impor-
tant economic force into the 21st
Century and, we want to share that
vision with Gov. Charlie Crist, leg-
islators, and Bernie Machen, pres-
ident of the University of Florida.
Agriculture's bright future
* doesn't come without chal-
lenges. Many of these challeng-
es will require collaboration.
Which brings me to the University
of Florida's Institute of Food
and Agriculture Sciences (UF/
IFAS) and the threat of sub-
stantial budget cuts during
this year's legislative session.
We all understand that the state
is facing a record revenue short-
fall that will require budget cuts,
across the board. Specific fig-
ures are not yet available, but
most certainly UF/IFAS will face
cuts; so will every other program
funded by the Florida Legislature.
My concern is that programs
related to agriculture not be cut
disproportionately relative to
other programs, and Farm Bureau
continues to work to make it
clear to legislators and admin-
istrators that disproportionate

cuts could diminish the viabil-
ity of the agriculture industry,
which remains Florida's second-
largest economic contributor.
The research and Cooperative
Extension Service components
are major resources that benefit
not only Florida agricultural pro-
ducers but every Floridian. With
a unique climate and over 280
agricultural commodities pro-
duced in Florida, UF/IFAS pro-
vides needed research and devel-
opment for this industry. For the
vast majority of these commodi-
ties no other university or college
is doing the needed research.
Florida's unique climate creates
distinct, and separate -research
and technology transfer needs.
As the crops have changed, the un i-
versity's services to the Industry
have adjusted accordingly. Within
the last five years, a great deal of
university research has dealt with
the protection of natural resourc-
es. Because farmers and ranch-
ers contribute significantly to the
stewardship of the state's land,
wildlife and natural resources,

(See IFAS on Page 5A)

Brief, But Not Short.....

Joe Galloway was a preach-
er's son. He showed up in the
third grade. As a newcomer with
a tad of sense and some travel
experience he stood out like a-
sore thumb among the hum drum
of our small town existence. The
fact that he liked baseball and
was very outgoing didn't hurt him
any either.
S We quickly became friends.
Mom even let me go to the
Methodist Church on occasion to
hear his dad preach. They lived
in a two story house over on Paris
Street. We played ball and chase
in that big yard out front. Joe
was among us for a year, maybe
two.....then he moved on.
We didn't do anything earth
shattering together. I enjoyed his
quick wit and his ready smile. I
worried and brooded. He laughed
and enjoyed. I could be too seri-
ous. If he ever was, I am hard
pressed today to remember it. I
think we both learned from each
I haven't forgotten him. He
played a role in my develop-
ment. And, however brief our
time together was, I thank him
for it.
Our lives are filled with "one
hit wonders". Those folks that
slide by not unlike the prover-

bial ships passing in the
night; yet, they -manage to
touch us so as to leave a
lasting impression. I sup-
pose that "touch" could be
either good or bad. If I
experienced any of the lat-
ter they are definitely a
distant memory.
Millicent Blackburn
appeared when we were
in junior high. Her grand-
mother lived in that blue
house on Magnolia Avenue, just
down from Kee's little corner
store. I kissed her right on the
mouth out on the front porch.
And I think she kissed me back!
I remember Percy Faith's "Theme
From A Summer Place" drifted
out of the house as we sparked.
It was not a lasting love affair.
I can't even remember how I got
to her porch that night. Or what.
was said or done that led to
the kissing stage. I'm sure she
has long forgotten that summer
evening. But it is one of those
moments stuck forever in my
memory bank. I thank her for it.
And I might have tried again!
But she moved back to Jackson
or Bolivar or someplace before
we got to high school. But every
time I hear ole Percy cranking
out "Theme From A Summer


USPHS 518-880
Published Every Thursday at 135 West Highway 98
Port St. Joe, Florida 32456
VP/Publisher: Karen Hanes
General Manager: Ron Isbell
News Editor: Tim Croft
Circulation: James Meadors

Florida Press National Newspaper
Association Association
0 4 I

I met Gene Speoti at Boys said
State the summer before my han
senior year. He was such a fine te
person and a tremendous ath- We d
lete. Boys State lasted for a week; taug
young men from'all across the Stat(
state came together to take part who]
in classes on government, citizen- send
ship, patriotism, etc. I think the
idea here was to lead us to "go ended
back home and lead others". We care,
had races, ballgames and swim- thro
ming competition as part of the And
program. privi
Gene was from Memphis. I man
was about as country as they field
come. You talk about opposite so h
ends of the spectrum! We were lose
about equal (ok, he might have
been a little better) when it came 40
to hitting a baseball, throwing a lege
football or free styling it down the Corv
lanes. Neither of us would give hooc

Send Address Change to:
Post Office Box 308
Port St. Joe, FL 32457-0308
Phone (850) 227-1278
PORT ST. JOE, FL 32457

-up, give in nor admit defeat.
We went at it tooth and toe-
nail for one solid week!
You'd think the rivalry
would have made us ene-
mies. He was too much of a
gentleman for that! If I won
he'd shake my hand, look
me right in the eye and con-
gratulate me. But he'd also
say, "You just wait till we get
on the basketball court."
When he waxed me on
basketball court I shodk his
1 and looked him right in
eye and congratulated him.
didn't do that back home. He
ht me more than the Boys
e "paid professionals", by a
Ie heap..... I thank God for
[ing Gene Speoti my way.
I never saw him after the week
ed. I did follow his football
er at Catholic High School
ugh the Memphis papers.
over the years I've had the
lege and honor of meeting
y worthy foes on various
s of competition. I have tried
ard to win graciously......and
in like manner......
I was hustling up Interstate
trying to get back to col-
before dark when my 1963
vair quit on me. I raised the
i and discovered the pulley

$24.38 YEAR $15.90 SIX MONTHS
$33.00 YEAR $20.00 SIX MONTHS
In case of error or omissions in advertisements the
publishers do not hold themselves liable for damage
further than amount received for such advertisement.
The spoken word is given scant attention; the printed
word is thoughtfully weighed. The spoken word barely
asserts; the printed word thoroughly convinces.
The spoken word is lost; the printed word remains.

on the alternator had come apart.
The snow started falling before I
could kick the tire, slam the door
or curse my ill luck. The man had
the big Buick stopped and was
almost along side of me before I
saw him, "Trouble son?"
How perceptive I thought!
But I was in no position to be sar-
castic. Joe Galloway would have
been laughing. The man took one
look and said, "Let's ride up the
road a-ways. It's too cold for you
to wait here. We'll find a service
station and gets some help."
It better be cheap help! I
had all of eleven dollars on me.
The man was well dressed and
surely had some place to be. But
he seemed to enjoy the small
talk and he was very interested
in my university experiences. We
found a station, and miracle of
all miracles, they had a Corvair
pulley! Ten dollars and they even
loaned me a 5/8 inch wrench to
fix it with!
The Buick man drove me
back down to my car, helped me
put it on and asked if I had enough
money to make it on to school. I
promised him I did. He was gone
as quickly as he had arrived. He
gave me, a perfect stranger, on a
cold, miserable, snowy afternoon
over two hours of his time with-
out hesitating......
I didn't even get his name. But
I've never done an act of kindness
in the ensuing forty years with-
out thinking about him. I am so
thankful that he touched my life.
I could go on but you get the
point. One hit wonders! Those
who cross our paths but for a brief
instance and then are gone! And
yet, their mere passing wrought
a lasting impact! Do you reckon
there are folks out there who are
going to remember us........
r Kes



Kesley Colbert
Contributing Writer


_ __ __ __ _


Established 1937 Serving Gulf county and surrounding areas for 70 years

4A The Star, Port St. Joe, FL Thursday, March 6, 2008

Daylight Saving Time Provides Important Home Safety Reminder

Replace Aging Smoke
Alarms, Not Just

With the beginning
of Daylight Saving Time
and the "Spring forward"
time change on March 9,
many people will change
the batteries in their smoke
alarms, along with setting
their clocks ahead one hour.
However, simply replac-
ing the batteries in some
smoke alarms may not be
enough to ensure protection
against fire emergencies,
specifically if those alarms
are older than 10 years.
Studies from the National
Fire Protection Association
(NFPA) indicate one out of
four alarms may not be
functional due to the age of
the alarm, as well as dead
or missing batteries. That's
why the NFPA strongly rec-
ommends replacing smoke
alarms after 10 years.
"Daylight Saving Time
has always served as a good
reminder to change the bat-
teries in smoke alarms," said
Debbie Hanson, -director
of external affairs for BRK

Brands/First Alert. "But we
need people to remember
that smoke alarms should
be replaced after 10 years.
It's imperative that smoke
alarms be replaced after 10
years to ensure families are
protected in fire emergen-

Advances Significant in
10 Years

In addition to ensur-
ing the best protection and
earliest warning in the event
of a fire, the smoke alarms
available today offer new
technologies and features
that were virtually incon-
ceivable 10 years ago. First
Alert, a leader in home
safety products including
smoke and carbon mon-
oxide (CO) alarms, offers
award-winning ONELINK
Technology, which allows
homeowners to create a net-
work of smoke alarms that
"talk" to each other with no
wiring required. When one
alarm sounds, all alarms
sound, giving everyone in
the home a better chance
of hearing the alarms and

reacting quickly.
In addition, several
smoke alarm models are
now available with special
lithium batteries that-last
10 years and never have
to be replaced during the
recommended life of the
alarm. Other features of
today's smoke alarms
include remote controlled
muting, to quiet nuisance
alarms and easy access bat-
tery compartments, which
allow consumers to change
or replace batteries without
having to remove the alarm
from the ceiling.

Smoke Alarm
Maintenance Tips

According to Hanson,
fire safety education and
routine maintenance of
smoke alarms are the cor-
nerstones to reducing the
incidence and severity of
home fires. "One of our
goals is to raise awareness
about fire safety issues and
help people protect them-
selves. Replacing home
smoke alarms after 10 years
is as important as changing

the batteries with Daylight
Saving Time."
The following are sim-
ple steps people can take
that will greatly reduce the
risk of fire-related injury
and property loss:
Change the
batteries in smoke
alarms every six
months or when
the low battery
signal is heard.
your alarms
weekly using
the units' test @~
buttons to Ss
ensure bat-
teries and all
alarm funci
tions are work-
ing properly.
remove the unit's
batteries to stop an
unwanted alarm or "nui-
sance" alarm, such as those
caused by cooking smoke
or burnt toast. According
to the NFPA, half of the
deaths in homes equipped
with smoke alarms occur
because the smoke alarm
did not sound usually

when batteries are dead,
disconnected or missing.
Replace older smoke
alarms after 10 years or in

accordance w i t h
manufacturer's warranties.
To learn more about
protecting your family
from smoke, fire and car-
bon monoxide, visit www.
For nearly 40 years,
BRK Brands, Inc. has been
the manufacturer of FirSt
Alert-branded home-
safety products includ-
I ing smoke alarms,
carbon monoe-
; ide alarms, fire
and esedpe
lad d e'r-s,.
S u c" h
\ products
Share also
S' "' manufac-
tured and
Si, u n d-e
/ 0 the BRK

Brand for thie
builder and
contractor audi-
ences. BRK Brands,
Inc. products are fourfd
in more than 30 countries
worldwide. BRK Brands,
Inc. is headquartered in
Aurora, Ill. For more infor-
mation, visit www.firstalert.
com or www.brkelectronics.

The Three Servicemen next to the Viet
Statue South is planning a Memorial Wall.
groundbreaking ceremony Apalachicc
for later this month for its the distinction
Veterans Memorial Plaza. the only memo
The public, especial- sioned for our:
ly veterans of all of the tal which has 1
nation's wars, is invited to to be reproduce
the ceremony, to be held elsewhere.
at 11 a.m. on Saturday, The statue
March 22. The memorial in Apalachicc
plaza is four blocks north rial plaza is b
of Apalachicola, along to scale from
Market Street, adjacent to molds of reno
the historic Orman House tive artist, the l
and Chapman Botanical Hart. It will 1
Gardens. black granite
Following the ceremo- viewers can ex
ny, Preble-Rish, Inc., of Port the same high
St. Joe, will host a barbe- nal in Washing
cue lunch at the botanical Names of
gardens. erans will be
The centerpiece of the bricks to form
memorial plaza will be a Freedom walk
significant detail from sonalize the life
the bronze statue "Three of the statue.
Soldiers," currently in place Three
on the Mall in Washington Statue South

to Break Ground on Memorial Plaza:

nam Veterans

ola will hold
n ,of having'
irial commis-
nation's capi-
been allowed
ed and placed

to be placed
La'ss memo-
eeing created
the original
wned figura-
ate Frederick
be set on a
pedestal, so
perience it at
t as the origi-
Many vet-
engraved on
the Circle of
way, and per-
e-like solders

is a non-

profit organization formed
by Vietnam vet and Purple
Heart recipient Jimmy
Mosconis to honor the
nation's veterans, and espe-
cially those from the south-
eastern United States.
.Through a grassroots
led by the Apalachicola
native, the organization
has collected more than
$400,000 in grants and
donations. The city of
Apalachicola has donated
a half-block of land for the
Production and casting
of "Three-Soldiers, Detail"
is estimated to be com-
pleted shortly. Copyright of
the statue is retained by
the estate of Frederick Hart
and the Vietnam Veterans
Memorial Fund.
For more information,
call 653-9294.

f -
-?' ; *' :


Improvements to US 98 at the Historic District
We have been discuss- for each specific improve-' worked into their resurfac- the university
ing the conceptual plans to ment. Next, working with ing project. Based on ourthem with t
improve the 98 corridor as the City of Port St. Joe, conversations with FDOT, Agriculturalists
it runs through our Historic other stakeholders, and they are ready to work with in proper land
District between First/ the public at large, we will us. enterprises in
Marina and 71 or Costin. determine which improve- We have mapped out our natural res
We have documented the ments are first priority and a timeline for this process should be co
historic support of improve- also identify potential local and will keep you posted. for centuries o:
ments and have provided participation and funding Should all the funding not the cultivation
an overview of the types of sources. After this process, be immediately available, the protection
improvements we are seek- the PSJRA will prepare and we will have created con- upon which we
ing. coordinate the planning, sensus on the comprehen- I am concern

Currently, the PSJRA
is actively working on the
construction cost estimates
for detailed streetscape
improvements and inter-
section improvements
for the area within the
Redevelopment District
that will be affected by the
FDOT streetscape. We are
also preparing cost esti-
mates for the engineering
and construction design of
the same.
The long-term plan
for the PSJRA streetscape
improvements is to identify
locations, materials, trees,
sidewalks, and so forth, and
to identify cost estimates

design and engineering for
the priority improvements.
Each step will be part of
the public process and will
seek input from our city
and county officials.
We have identified
several grant opportuni-
ties to provide funding for
the remainder of needed
funds. The PSJRA will
continue working with our
consultants, Land Design
Innovations, to identify
additional grant opportu-
nities as well as initiating
the grant application pro-
cesses in coordination with
FDOT to have the funded
streetscape improvements


sive plan and can stage it
into the future as needed.
We thank the City, County,
Gulf County Transportation
Committee, Interagency
Task Force and Economic
Summit Committee for their
input and ongoing support
as we attempt to fast-track
these important improve-


Last week. John Reeves announcement for ciry commission failed to mention that he Was
running for Group 3

From Page 4A

is assisting
his mission.
are pioneers
use and their
terface with
sources. They
f devotion to
of food and
of the land
e all depend.
:d about the
. r n- i-->__ -

potentLlal Ir Ul dUrallcall
budget cuts. Extension ben-
efits both the general pub-
lic (urban and rural) and
the agriculturalcommunity.
The services IFAS provides
simply. aren't being pro-
vided by any other entity.
Historically, UF/IFAS has
had Extension Offices in
each of Florida's sixty-
seven counties. Sixteen
Research and Education

Centers (RECs), Research
and Demonstration
Sites (RDSs) and several
other offices are locat-
ed throughout the state.
With a renewed public inter-
est in "green" or sustainable
living, IFAS is in a unique
position to provide reliable
information in this area. is
perhaps the best way to sum
up what IFAS/Extension
does for everyone in Florida.
This website is a gateway to
all of that expertise and
makes it easy for the public
to get the information they
need, at any time. Topics
include lawn and garden
care, family life and con-
sumer choices, agriculture,
community development,
the environment and youth
development. The site is

focused on providing tiinely
and relevant solutions 'for
improving Floridian's lives.
Floridians must realize
how important IFAS is;
not only to agriculture, but
to the many niches it fills
for all of us. I encourage
everyone to contact their
legislators, members- of
the board of trustees and
President Machen to let
them know how much we
all value IFAS's contribu-
tions to the public good.

(John Hohlick has been
president of the Florida
Farm Bureau Federation
since 2006. Florida Farm
Bureau is the largest gen-
eral agriculture organiza-
tion in the state represent-
ing 143,000 member fami-

New Patients Welcome! Childern & Adults
Satisfaction Guaranteed (In Writing)
Most Insurances Accepted! We'll Even File It For You!
No Interest Payment Plans (Many Options Available)


319 Williams Avenue Port St.

invisalignr Orthodontic Tooth
Alignment W/O Brace:
start smiling more
* Deep Bleaching (Guaranteed Painless No Sensitivity)

Lumineers Veneers No Shots, No Drilling, Cosmetic Denl

* Drill-less White Fillings


* Imtec Dental Implants In One Appointment

* Comfort Fit Dentures & Partials

* All Natural Crowns & Bridges
* Comfortable Root Canals
* Revolutionary New Non-Surgical Gum Treatment

23 )American Academy
of Cosmetic Dentistr

Joe .:: .

To Voice

An Opinion

Write To: P.O. Box 308
Port St Joe, FL 32457
Fax To:(850) 227-7212
Email To:
Comments from our readers in the form of
letters to the editor or a guest column are
solicited and encouraged. A newspaper's
editorial page should be a forum where
differing ideas and opinions are exchanged. All
letters and guest columns must be signed and
should include the address and phone number
of the author. The street address and phone
number are for verification and will not be
published. Letters must be in good taste and
The Star reserves the right to edit letters for
correctness and style.

FRANK D. MAY, DMD, PA advanced & Gent
Dental care that's so gentle & so advanced Dental Care

..... Cosmetic & Family


The Star, Port St. Joe, FL Thursday, March 6, 2008 5A

- ~--------


Established 1937 Serving Gulf County and surrounding areas for-70 years



County Receives Citigroup Team/Mentor Grant

The Consortium
of Florida Education
Foundations is commit-
ted to helping its members
tackle the issues of recruit-
ing, retaining and recogniz-
ing teachers. Together with
the Governor's Office and
the Florida Department of
Education, CFEF has cre-
ated a statewide initiative
designed to provide sup-
port for these new "Three
R's." Since The Education
Foundation of Gulf County,
Inc. is a member of the
CFEE and applied for the
funding for the Citigroup
Team/Mentor Grant, and
was awarded $517 to use
for this initiative in Gulf
SCitigroup is our found-
ing sponsor for this ini-
tiative. Citigroup is pro-
viding the opportunity
both for CFEF members
to offer Citigroup Team/
Mentor Grants to teachers
in their districts and for
the Consortium to high-
light these grants and their
results on the Consortium
Web site.
Citigroup Team/Mentor
Grants are designed to pro-
vide an incentive for collab-
orations between new and
veteran teachers. These
collaborations will be cen-
tered around "classroom-
based, student learning
projects," which will pro-
vide common ground for
veteran teachers and rook-
ies to work together.
Veteran teachers will
have the opportunity to be
a mentor to new teachers.
New teachers will share
their enthusiasm and moti-
vation with veteran teach-
ers. The aim is to encour-
age dialogue and collabora-
tion among teachers and
reduce their feelings of
isolation and peer disas-

The team of Shelly
Oliver and JoAnn
Raffield from Port St. Joe
Elementary School are the
recipients of the Citigroup
Team/Mentor Grant.
In the application, Mrs.
Oliver explains her propos-
"I would like to pro-
vide reading and writing
support for the struggling
readers in my class. I want
my students to become
accomplished readers.
Money from this grant will
be used to purchase addi-
tional materials for my stu-
dents. I want to provide
my students with materials
that will better help them
learn and retain 80% of the
first grade sight words so
they will be promoted to
second grade. In addition,
I want to make phonics
materials available that are
specific for my classroom
to help my students reach
our school goal of reading
at 40 words per minute."
All students must mas-
ter 80% of the first grade
sight words to move up to
second grade. Lost oppor-
tunities and lack of support
make it difficult for the
struggling reader to learn
and retain sight words and
improve reading fluency.
With the help and guidance
of veteran teacher JoAnn
Raffield, Shelly Oliver
hopes to improve student
learning with hands-on
activities, effective learning
centers, large and small
group activities and one-
on-one support designed
to aid the struggling reader.

Thanks to Citigroup for
their commitment to edu-
cation by funding these
Team/Mentor Grants.


^ . 1''

Front Row: Chris Judah, Branch Manager Citi Financial, Shelly Oliver, 1st Grade Teacher, JoAnn Raffield, 1st Grade
Back Row: Carla May, Treasurer, Gulf County Education Foundation, Melissa Ramsey, Principal, Port St. Joe Elementary,
Tim Wilder, Superintendent.

Mexico Beach VFD "Thank You" I I

The Mexico Beach
Volunteer Fire Department
extends a heartfelt "thank
you" to the community for
a wonderful turnout for the
second annual lasagna din-
ner. We give a special thanks
to our wonderful sponsor,
Tammy and her Fish House
staff. Without them this
great fundraiser could not
have taken place.
We also want to thank
the Driftwood Inn, Al

Cathey's Ace Hardware, and
Mango Marley's for their
donation of door prizes. We
feel very proud that our
community supports their
fire department so well with
their help and donations.
This year we were able
to clear over $2,400. We are
all looking forward to next
year. Hope to see you there!
The Mexico Beach
Volunteer Fire Department

Adll 2007-24 FBbruary 21, 28, & March 6, 2008

For people who don't

like to wait...

-B 0 0ii fbr TTI B 9BJfaagH 0 00 -i s ii ^

-- al---S d"slw wn

> $25 off/mo. for 3 months*
> FREE tech support 24/7
> FREE installation kit

> FREE use of modem
> FREE anti-virus and firewall
> New! 100MB of email storage
> New! More user-friendly webmail
> New! Videomail

Order today!


Mexico Beach Annual Fire Sale

The yearly Fire Sale fundraiser for the Mexico Beach,Volunteer
Fire Department will be Saturday,. March 15, beginning at 7 a.m.
Central Time at the fire department on North 14th Street in Mexico
Spaces are still available for anyone who wants to join in the
fun rent for each space is.$10. Call the Mexico Beach Department
of Public Safety at 648-4790 to reht a space.
Be sure to come out on March 15 to support the city's
volunteer fire department.





AND GANG MEMBERS: Fuel, Batteries, Antifreeze, Lead,
Arsenic, Silver, Cleaners, Fluorescent Lamps,
Mercury Containing Devices, Pesticides, Herbicides
(and other pollutants)

If you find these villains hiding out in your home round them up and bring 'em in.

Gulf County Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day

March 8 Gulf County Courthouse

9 AM 1 PM Eastern Time
Due to Hazardous Nature of Certain Components in Home Computers,
We Will be Accepting Old Computer Hardware including Processors,
Monitors, Keyboards, Printers, Scanners, etc.
CESQG waste accepted at a reduced rate.
Not accepted: pressurized cylinders, explosives, bio-hazardous or radioactive materials.


Put Hazardous Waste in its place. Keep Gulf County Beautiful!
For more information, please call the Gulf County Solid Waste Department at

Serving Gulf County and surrounding areas for 70 years

6A Thursday, March 6, 2008 The Star, Port St. Joe, FL Established 1937

*" 7 ": .'


Ad# 2007-24

February 21, 28, & March 6, 2008


Dinner Theater Back in Mexico Beach

By Marie Logan
Star Staff Writer

Dinner theater will
once again be available in
Mexico Beach as Gina Vicari
and Bill Meizner bring live
performance back to the
Fish House.
On March 24 the pair
will present an evening of
theater and simultaneously
celebrate Meizner's
birthday, according to
They chose March 24
as the performance date
because, as Vicari said,

"It's fun to perform on Bill's
birthday and give him a
chance to party as well."
Actually husband and
wife, Vicari and Meizner
moved to the area in 1996,
and have provided dinner
theater to the beaches from
time to time. She is also
known as Gina the Clown,
and is working on a new
character, she said Gina
the Gypsy.
The dinner theater at
the Fish House is arranged
family style, according to
Vicari, with patrons all
sitting together at long

tables. Seating is currently
scheduled to begin at 6:30
p.m. Central Time, and the
meal and theater together
will run in the $30 to $40
price range, she said.
If all goes well, Vicari
said they planned to try
dinner theater monthly at
the Fish House.
check times and prices
with the Fish House closer
to the March 24 date. The
Fish House is located in
the Mexico Beach shopping
center on U.S. 98.

Tyndall Eye

Tyndall Fighter Squadron Awarded Boeing Safety Award

Gina Vicari and Bill Meizner in a performance of "The Dickersons."

The 2nd Fighter
Squadron will be award-
ed a Boeing flying safety
award in a ceremony here
The award recognizes
the unit for completing
140,000 flying hours with-
out a Class A mishap, an
accident resulting in more
than $1 million in damage,
loss of life or loss of air-
craft. This is the first time
an F-15 Eagle squadron has

achieved this level accord-
ing to Boeing records.
"We're very proud, to
be recognized as the saf-
est F-15 squadron in Air
Force history," said Lt. Col.
Kevin Murray, 2nd Fighter
Squadron commander.
'"This award is a testament
to the hard work of our
pilots and maintainers the
best in the Air Force!"
The 2nd FS began
flying F-15s in 1984 and

achieved this milestone in
April, 2007.
"We are building on the
legacy that began in 1984,"
said Murray. "We look
forward to continuing to
build on this safety record
as we execute our mission
of training combat ready
F-15 pilots for the Combat
Air Forces.".

delivered to your door!
Call 227-1 278 or stop by our office at 1 35 W Hwy 98


The Gulf County
Sheriff's Office will be
conducting vehicle safety
checkpoints and DUI
check points during the
month of March 2008. The
check points will be held
throughout the county to
include Highway 98 near
St. Joe Beach, Highway
98 and Garrison Ave, C-30
Simmons Bayou, Highway
71/ North of White City,
Highway 22 and Highway
22A, Highway 71 and
Westarm Creek, Highway 71
Dalkieth Area and Highway
71 near the Calhoun County

,On 02/28 Oscar David
Redd Jr, 37, was arrested
on a warrant for violation
of probation. The original
charge was disorderly
On 02/28 Norman
Dewayne Travis, 34, was
arrested on a Broward
Countywarrant for violation
of probation. The original
charge was DUI.
On 02/28 Gulf County
Sheriff's Office SWAT team
responded to a domestic
disturbance after gunshots
were fired. The SWAT team
was able to arrest Jerry
Dell Goodwin without
incident. Goodwin was

charged with possession,
of a controlled substance,.
aggravated assault, false
imprisonment, resisting,
without violence and using.
a firearm while under the
influence of alcohol. His.
bond was set at $400,000.
On 02/29 Jeremiah T.
Revis, 21, was arrested on
two warrants for dealing in.'
stolen property.
On 03/03 Regina .
Rose Kerrigan, 32, was
arrested after a domestic,
disturbance in which she-..
is alleged to have stabbed
her boyfriend in the chest..
*She was charged with'.
aggravated battery.






C]p)Pen ever.dla
S ,-_I111c )\IA f
Ai p
.J LkIi 'i



The Star, Port St. Joe, FL Thursday, March 6, 2008 7A:

1L 'l\.V11 1 1I

229 Cae San ias rod, Cap San Bas, Fl 3245

Established 1937 Serving Gulf County and surrounding areas for 70 years

ojerkeadr4 fm



,A T

Mt 1*"I%M




515 Cecil Costin Sr. Blvd.
Pt. St. Joe, FL 32456
Fax 850-229-5329

Ll.c o 20291 Central Ave. W.
Blountstown, FL 32424
850 674-4359
Fax 850 237-2000

To Advertise your Business on this page *

Call Renee Carroll 0


/ I~

To Advertise here



"& T/y Antiques New Gifts
Collectibles & More
1816 S. Hwy 71 Wewahitchka
(850) 819-3313
Friday &- Saturday 8AM -4 PM

6,,C,0 A-

SGaskin-Graddy Insurance Agency, Inc.

Homeowners Insurance
Automotive Insurance
Health Insurance

156 2nd Ave, PO. Box 157 Wewahitchka FI 32465-0157
(850) 639-5077 (850) 639-2553 1-800-782-6802
Fax (850) 639-5078
ggraddyins @gtcom. net
Serving the Panhandle Since 1931

-' U E~ p
* 1~-- i-~p-s 4rp LII~~- ~II~m-~ ~d

Facial and Body Treatments

Aesthetician, #FB9716953
Behind Aline's Salon 315 Williams Avenue
FREE SKIN ANALYSIS For an appointment, please call:
Permanent Makeup (850) 227-1953
Gift Certificates


Sme Accessories & Fine-Gifts
328 Reid Avenue
One Block east of Hwy 98
Port St Joe, FL 32456
850-227-1950 ,
Fax: 227-3639 M
Mon- Sat 10 AM 5 PM est.-



Serving Gulf County and surrounding areas for 70 years

8A ThursdayMarch 6 2008 The Star, Port St. Joe, FL Established 1937


Shark Baseball Having a Rocky Start

By Jonathan Davidson
Star Staff Writer

Port St. Joe Baseball
has played unevenly to this
point, says Head Coach
Mike Bullock.
For every wide-margin
victory, there's a heavy,
reciprocal loss. Bay County
bested Port St. Joe on
February 21 by 11-1, yet
a few days later on Feb.
26 Port St. Joe hosted
Wewahitchka and won by
Even games like that
against Florida High seem
to Indicate inconsistency.
Port St. Joe lost 9-8, but six
of Florida High's nine runs
came from the first inning
'alone, during which Port St.
Joe made four errors.
Last Friday's game,
February 29, against Liberty
represented the team's most

"complete game," according
to Coach Bullock.
"We've struggled to put
together complete games,"
Coach Bullock said.
"We're the type of team
that has to pitch well, not
make mistakes, and take
advantage of all opportu-
nities," explained Bullock
of the scrappy nature of
the small town team. "Any
two of them alone doesn't
work well against bigger

Bay County
February 21, Bay beat
Port St. Joe in 5 innings,
A trio of Junior pitch-
ers ascended the mound.
Jacob Thompson threw
first for 1 1/3 innings, strik-
ing out one and walking
one'while giving up seven
hits and an equal amount

of runs.
Brandon Strickland
stepped in to pitch 1 2/3
innings striking out one,
giving up two walks, three
hits, and three runs. Tyrone
Dawson stepped in the last
two innings, striking out
two, walking one, and giving
up a hit and a run.
Coach Bullock
described himself as "disap-
pointed with the intensity."
No Port St. Joe player
managed a hit.
"Any time you play with
a team a little bit better
than you," Coach Bullock
observed, "you have to have
intensity and emotion or
you can't compete.
"It was embarrassing,"
he concluded.

Port St. Joe finished
the game in 6 innings, by

the 10-run rule.
Pitcher Jamie Bird
earned his first win of the
season, nearly shutting
Wewahitchka out. In five
innings, Bird allowed only
one hit, accumulating 4
strikeouts and walking two.
Matt Gannon entered as
relief in the sixth, striking
out two and walking one.
"Our pitchers did really
well," Coach Bullock said.
"They pitched around our
mistakes a little."
Wewahitchka gained
base' twice on account of
Port St. Joe errors.
Offensively, Levy Richter
did a Wonderful leading off
the Sharks, going 3-for-4
with one run and four
RBI's. Jacob Gentry was
2-for-4, with a double and 2
RBI's, scoring both times he
reached base. Stealing three
bases, Bird reached first all

four at-bats with one hit (for
an RBI) and three walks.
Helping seal the win
was Tyrone Dawson, who's
single drove in the final two
runs of the game. Dawson
also scored a run earlier in
the game.
Strickland, Gannon,
Chris Cochran, and Corbin
Vickery each contributed a
hit, and Corbin had one
sacrifice play.

Liberty County
Port St. Joe may finally
have found its groove, pull-
ing a 9-1 victory over Liberty
.County on February 29.
Gannon earned the
win by pitching 5 innings,
striking out six, and giving
up .three hits and Liberty
County's one run. He now
holds one win and one loss
in the season's pitching sta-
tistics. Cochran served in

relief, striking out three and
walking one in two innings.
"(Matt) Gannon had all
of his pitches working for
him, attacking the hitters
and strike zone. When he
does that he's hard to beat,"
said Coach Bullock.
Richter and Vickery
both went 2-for-5 with one
double, earning 2 RBI's.
Richter also stole two bases
and scored once.
Robbie Martin scored
two runs, going 1-for-1
and reaching base on two
walks and a hit by pitch.
Thompson was 2-for-3 with
one run and two RBI's and
a run, Gannon. l-for-3
with two RBI's, and Hayes
Philyaw 1-for-4 with an
RBI and two stolen bases.
Philyaw came all the way

Outta' the Woods

Talking' Turkey

By Tony Young

Better start brushing
up on your turkey call-
ing, because spring gobbler
season's here. Whether you
prefer to use a mouth call,
box call, slate or any com-
bination, March means it's
time to start talking' turkey.
One of the most cov-
eted and sought-after game
species in Florida is the
'Osceola turkey, also known
as the Florida turkey. This
unique bird is one of five
subspecies of wild turkey
in North America.
The Osceola lives only
on the Florida peninsula
and nowhere else in the
world, making it extremely
poptilar with ',li -. l.i-li
hunters. They're similar
to the Eastern subspecies
(found in the Panhandle)
but tend to be a bit smaller
and lk'l' lhl are darker
wvll less white barring on
lbe .liig l- ,-ii i of t hell

The while bars on the
Osceolti ate llal--Uowl-, ith
ait in i i-gl birokent pIt-
.'" I altd dotilt extiid to
tie f-atitir shaht. It's the
blat-k bats Of lth1 Ose"Oia
hatit aitullvj dilltlte i tht

'a-iit-1 fath-s alsU ie

j.lthish td Hiintuiai- .lII
ffflktd is le ss bt-uiliilet 011
th *'.:,.' i i i A i ; l- i i'i
b'i't L.l.-"I Elid i-'. coli-s;

Tki -, a I1 1f i i,-4
'lil i.. ill r1rak ii ai t6ii

I '' .i'il'l'm

. I i i i i i
vi"; IA la Ui

i i-. i i

l 111

\ 1 l II i. . I .i i ''i- l
I'.^i''. l ^ .'. ^ ,t

blers only, and the daily
bag limit's one. The season
and possession limit on
turkeys is two, except in
Holmes County, where the
season limit's one.
Shotguns are the
best choice when hunt-
ing turkeys, but if you're
so inclined, you may use
a rifle, muzzleloader or
handgun, or you can try
your luck with a bow or
Shooting hours on
private lands are one-half
hour before-sunrise to sun-
set, but on wildlife man-
agement areas (WMAs),
you must quit hunting at
.1 p.m.
Of course, you can
use turkey decoys to help
entice that stubborn old
bird, but you're not permit-
ted to hunt idlr-ls with
dogs. use recorded tur-
key calls or sounds, shoot
them while they're on the
roost or over bai. You
also cant huntt them when
yoture within 100 yards of
a gaIme-feeditig statioll.
To participate l11i cl ihlg
,ini,,'. hunting, 2,,>, t! teed
a Flotida hintitfig ilienise
antld tui-key p ei-tlt. Ifytuo
plan to Ul-d-su k- a g,'liii
i one otlu oio Fi-ld'ds it4aliy
'iT\I.\ ,.lii alsuo lttts puit-
chiast il-ii iimiIdsi ii -ara
All of Ii-',- ,l! -i

At t ntuiut td .,!.l-, il, ?I
niI !' i d j l, tb y reu'ilil s tli-

tR yBto H a lUi t ill
and under "This Month's
Hunting Opportunities,"
click on "2008 Spring
Turkey Guide: What
you need to know http://
myfwc. com/hunting/docs/
pdf" to see a list of WMAs
where you only need a
hunting license, manage-
ment area permit and tur-
key permit to hunt spring
If you take a turkey
with an 11-inch beard
and 1 '/4-inch spurs,
get your name listed in
the FWC's Wild Turkey
Registry by applying for
an "Outstanding Gobbler
Certificate." There also is a
"First Gobbler Certificate"
awarded to hunters under
age 16 who harvest their
first gobbler, regardless
of beard and spur mea-
ureinents. Applications
lot both are available at
I ly FWI_'. coml/huintltg.
Whether it's going solo
after that elusive old torn
or double-teamtting a pair
of b]i-ds with '"ii l.;ir irly
MaM-ch tmlie, splrig gob-
bler- seasons helre.
Hei-e'ts Wishitg you a

seasYii. ttlembr-l Ito

fh1ti; hti t l 1-AI c i-tt

the riil11

.Vi; 1'ii t,, Hi'' W h iii tt ikil
h niii l -ii ii l il'81l ,-1111i3

WHS Defeats Franklin County

The Wewahitchka High
School Gators baseball
team defeated the Franklin
County Seahawks 4-2 at
home last Friday night.
The top hitters were:
Chance Knowles (batting 2

for 3 with 2 RBIs), Cody
Wade (1 for 2, 1RBI) and
Ryan Leaman (1 for 3, 1
Leaman also got a save,
brining his record to 1-2-1.
Brandon Mayhann

(1-0) was the game's win-
ning pitcher.
The Gators were sched-
uled to play Malone at home
on Tuesday, Blountstown
away today and Liberty
County at home on Friday.

PSJHS Hosts Spring Fling

Port St. Joe High School
will host the Port St. Joe
Baseball Spring Fling on
March 7 and 8, 2008.
Weekend passes are
available for $8.00 at the
On Friday, Smith

Station, Alabama will play
Willsiton at 5 p.m. and Port
St. Joe at 8 p.m.
On Saturday, Smith
Station will play a double
header against Franklin
County at 12 and 3 p.m. Port
St. Joe will play Willistohl

High School at 7:00 p.m.
Seafood dinners ben-
efiting the Port St. Joe sum-
mer baseball program will
be served prior to the Port
St. Joe game.

March 7th & 8th

MA -. . -.

I -' ql t lIb||] ,.lll lh -IH r lilt- H h' ll Il i' l:ll I P 1 I l I ,-i 1 | |1 II I
I :hhiii Oi- i i -.:u,: ,i i i i '01 T ll '.; i1 -'-.l:I [I l l.hl .1
li 14, !- 1 ri : -. . .. 'i j ltti l | r | 1i ;lllh i'i'1 !h-"P4

'_nlr, I'l 0 ,,il llhrll ll| 'l.l* *I hI'1| IIIj '1 n| l M l -'I I
^lilh'r .'H- ,ri-.'b I lI, F' .....i I'r-, !tdg .,, l !J.I,-,

, I ,
C l 'l 1 h l i hll llh II 'i' lll 1 1'"1=1
- I 'I.. I' T ,1 : lll i Ill rpl I ll1 I lll' l" hl' l -I
I -- ,-|, | ..1,- ,II Iy-, ||II- .ll, hi,: 1l 1. ,I 11 ..
'7....l .,f.. ..... .. -
__ -- -._. -_ .^ -.:-. -J B

i < l' b, 'H
- r |I. 'l II i il. l '
II^^f ii I r 1ii ,nii

A' 1' fhi'itiI-i'
l'-r.| pi lI i H!l, |i|3|lrh.'

,i | -| Ill l| [|.?li .*i: i h is Ii |l |;. 1]1

Mdat-h hAll --
6,21 b o -v ;

Hdi-t--h t~h 90*44*1-BF
(m} hi @ t

m\^ m\i-m

F .:01 A L ',ii Thn-


^ Uli r- ?a' 'ale I';' '.., '-
~,o, .--r- "

"+L^ 2 '. 'I
,* m

-I I '
m,'--,~~,-c n~r',r~l~A r A', .'~ t' r-T .~.-.,rr,.'rri...'tAI~rlIr

. w - .. - - - -wo*P4 -

atsE blushed 1 937 Serv years

...~ r;rJ

The Star, Port St. Joe, FL Thursday, March 6, 2008 9A


Serving Gulf County and surrounding areas for 70 years

10A Thursday, March 6, 2008 The Star, Port St. Joe, FL Established 1937

Ovation From Page 1A

An aerial view of St. Joseph Peninsula and the Ovation subdivision, courtesy of the
Ashwood Developments Company website.

Feb. 28.
Faced with a packed
meeting room last Thursday
morning, commissioners
listened to numerous people
express opinions both for
and against the density
change, including Jack
Williams, Chief Operating
Officer of Ashwood.
Williams told the board
"We can either work on
selling this thing or wonder
why we're discussing a
theory. I can't understand
why you would ignore the
needs of people for the sake
of an argument."
Primary objections
cited to the increased
density in the development
included: *increased
problems for an already
overtaxed local volunteer
fire department; *non-
notification to property
owners in and around
the development of the
proposed changes; *radical
changes to the ; original
development plans, to
which property owners had
not agreed; *violation of
the county comprehensive
land use plan, which could
open the door for more
requests to change the plan;
*punitive action against

the county by the state
Department of Community
Affairs, which regulates
the comprehensive
plan; *judgment against
the county by the
state Department of
Environmental Protection
regarding the upcoming
decision to move the 30-
year erosion line on the
Peninsula; and *setting a
dangerous precedent for
uncontrolled growth in
south Gulf County.
Among those objecting
to the density increase were
several well-known area real
estate brokers, contractors
and developers.
Preston Rush, a local
realtor and member of the
South Gulf Volunteer Fire
Department, which covers
the Cape San Blas-St.
Joseph Peninsula-Indian'
Pass area, said the density
on the Cape was already
too high and was already
a problem for the fire
Patricia Hardman,
a local contractor and
developer, said, "We've got
hard times but to change
rules and ignore the comp
plan no."
She then offered an

alternative of building
smaller houses without
breaking the rules.
Julia Cunningham,
another local resident also
involved in real estate,
spoke on infrastructure,
stating "we can't handle
what we have today. There is
already too much inventory
on the Cape," Cunningham
said. "It doesn't make sense
to allow a corporation to
come in and make money.
We need to take care of our
Commissioner Billy
Williams said, for him, the
biggest issue was one that
no one had mentioned, that
of the 30-year erosion line,
which is currently being
negotiated by the county and
the Florida Department of
Environmental Protection
"Our defense [in asking
FDEP to negotiate the 30-
year erosion line] is that
we've been good stewards
of the Cape," Williams
said, pointing out that if
the county began changing
its comprehensive plan to
allow greater density in the
already controversial Cape
area, the FDEP might rule
unfavorably for the county

in setting the 30-year
erosion line.
Those in favor of
the density change and
the subsequent zero-lot
construction talked about
the critical economic
situation in Gulf County
and argued that the work
generated by the density
increase would provide
immediate relief in the form
of construction jobs.
Advocates for the
density change included
Jim Townsend, of the
Gulf County Economic
Development Council,
and local developer Ralph
Speaking at the Feb. 26
meeting, Townsend told the
board that even though he
was "not familiar with the
project," he was "speaking
from the standpoint of
pure economics" in urging
the commissioners to allow
the density change.
Also speaking on Feb.
26, Rish told the board that
there was ample capability
for the additional houses to
go onto the Cape sewer, that
the developer had already
paid for 200 tap fees, and
described building duplex-
type houses per lot that
would cover no more area
than one original large
house on the, same lot.
This would, he said, add
no more problems than the
original plans.
Rish also said he sat on
the board of a. local bank
and heard horror stories
everyweek of people dealing
with foreclosure because of

the local poor economy.
He also told the board
that the developer had
"committed to me that
they'll hire local."
At the end of the
Thursday morning meeting,
commissioners voted 4-1 to
deny the density increase to
the Ovation developer.

Voting to deny
the request were
Commissioners Bill
Williams, Nathan Peters,
Jerry Barnes and Carmen
McLemore. Voting for
the density change was
commission chair Billy

H- j .... ,. ; E .* -. .. . --
. - ,.- -

- .. :, -
-n -

-- - -- '

....... '- -
i: : ,--- ----

A site plan of Ovation Development, courtesy of the Ashwood Developments Company


America Counts on CPAs

0 Keith's philosophy is to establish a long-term,
confidential and professional relationship with each
of his clients.
Q He believes that' frequent, open communication
often results in a better understanding of his client's
financial affairs.
OKeith prides himself on providing high quality work
and continually strives to achieve the highest
technical standards.

411 Reid Avenue Port St. Joe, FL 32456
850-229-1 040 PH 850-229-1050 FX




to si


St. Joseph Care of Florida, Inc.
Gulf County
Health Department

alk-in Patients

ital X-Rays Pediatrician
ial Services Dental Clinic

Call Today
schedule an appointment
50) 227-1276, ext. 100

-Friday, 7:30 .am. 6:30 p.m. {-
aturdav. 9 a.m.-1 D.m.

Discount rates available based on income.

2475 Garrison Avenue, Port St. Joe

Specializing In Irrigaion i Well-
Servicing Gulf Coast .rea S'e 194

Offering Special Spring Time Discount
Just Let Us Know You Seen Our Ad In
The Star
2" Shallow Well, 1 H.P.
Jet Pump and Pressure Tank
$1,085.00 Until May 1st Call For Your
Package Today

Office: 850-871-0964
Cell: 850-814-0350 850-832-4506

/Serious Injury & Death Cases


McLeod &
Thompson, LLP
202 Marina Drive, Suite 302,
Port St. Joe

229-3333 J


S; 125 Venus Drive
S(off-Garrison Ave)
Port St. Joe, FL 32456
(850) 227-7451
1,2 & 3 bedrooms
Family apartment community
income guidelines apply


126 Amy Circle
I I(off 71 N)
Wewahitchka, FL 32465
1 &(850) 639-2722
1 & 2 bedrooms
Family apartment community
income guidelines apply
In accordance with Federal law, this institution is prohibited from discriminating
on the basis or race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability.
(Not all rohibited bases apply toll programs.)

About Ashwood Development Company

According to one page on the company website, Ashwood -Development
Company, founded in 1987, is one of Atlanta's largest intown
residential developers, and "its presence continues to grow
throughout the Southeast.
"With numerous developments throughout the Florida
panhandle and across Atlanta, Ashwood specializes in
planning and expanding new communities. We map out the
essential infrastructure and work with prestigious homebuilders
to create new single-family home developments, town homes
and subdivisions.
"Ashwood takes pride in its successful record of working
closely with neighborhood planning units to ensure that
current, residents of an area support our new developments.
The company also diligently studies the environments of each
.potential development site in order to minimize disturbance to
trees, streams and other existing natural areas.
"Over the years, we've seen some beautiful pieces of
land in Georgia and throughout the United States, and none
more beautiful than on the Florida coast. That is why we have
developed these glorious properties along the Gulf so that
entire communities of .families could witness the serene,
peaceful and preserved neighborhoods that we envision our
own families and neighbors enjoying."
.Another page on the website states that Ashwood,
"founded in 1986, develops master planned communities
throughout Atlanta and Florida's gulf coast." Current
'developments include Cypress Dunes (near Santa Rosa
Beach), a 200-plus lot gulf-front development; Ovation, a 120-
lot gulf-front project on Cape San Bias; and Fanning Bayou,,a
999-lot project on the north bay in Panama City.
Mike Grimsley is co-founder and president; Cole Forsyth
is co-founder and vice president.







,N '

Established 1 937 Serving Gulf County and surrounding areas for 70 years The Star, Port St. Joe, FL Thursday, March 6,2008 hA

Babies -- From Page 1A

"It was one of those that
we knew was going ,to be
hard to put out," recalled
Scott. "One that large
collapses in on you, and it's
hard to get the spots."
The South Gulf, St. Joe
Beach and Highland View
volunteer fire departments
arrived to assist.
Scott was directing
operations in the back
of the hotel when his cell
phone vibrated inside his
pocket at 7:30 p.m.
At home, Wendy left
Scott a message, then called
911 for an ambulance
and help retrieving her
Shane McGuffin,
director of the County's
Emergency Medical
Services, radioed the site
- alerting Scott and anyone
else with a police scanner.
"The whole St. Joe
knew that I was in labor,"
said Wendy.
As the Bakers rode the
ambulance to Gulf Coast
Medical Center in Panama
City, Michael remained at
the fire for the next seven-
and-a-half hours.
He returned home
exhausted at 1:30 a.m.
Friday morning, only to be
called back to the motel 20
minutes later, when another
flare-up was spotted.
At 2:25 a.m., he was
operating the fire trudk's
pump panel "letting
everyone else work" when
a messenger appeared.
Jeannie Ford, the very
pregnant wife. of Port St.
Joe fire Chief John Ford,
had received a distress call
from Ashley.
Notbeingable to contact
her husband by phone,
Jeannie journeyed out in
her nightgown to deliver the
news personally.
En route to the Gulf
Coast Medical Center,
Michael called Scott, who
welcomed the birth of his
son, Joshua James Baker,

less than two hours earlier,
at 12:40 a.m.
When the Mizes arrived,
a nurse caught a whiff of
the smoke emanting from
Michael's clothes.
"You must've been right
behind that other guy that
came in," she said.
Wendy and Ashley
rested in side-by-side
rooms for a while until
Wendy was removed to a
recovery room.
Ashley and Michael
welcomed their second
child, Hallie Nicole, at 8:22
Born on Feb. 29,
Joshua and Hallie were
Leap Day babies, and news
of their unusual story
spread quickly throughout
the hospital.
Hospital staff
interviewed the Bakers and
Mizes, and WMBB News
(Channel 13) featured a
segment on the newborris
during their Friday
The sudden celebrity
took both families by
"We were just looking
for a nice, low profile
day," said Scott, who was
recognized in the Target
parking lot by a stranger
who'd seen him on TV
Though they both
laugh at their recent media
attention, both Scott and
Michael enjoy telling the
story of their children's
The odds of being born
on Feb. 29 during Leap Year
which occurs every four
years is 1 in 1,500.
The odds of being born
on Leap Day to two Port St.
Joe firefighters working the
same fire have not yet been
For Michael, the story
of his daughter's birth is
remarkable, regardless.
"It's a pretty neat thing,"
he said.

An old postcard, courtesy of Clarence Monette, shows the Lynn Fay Motel in its former glory.

WindMark Beach Sales & Information Center


Saturday, March 15, 2008 12-4PM

The Village Center at WindMark

pe,'tthe ub-ic

":j Enjoy Paul Gants Bar-B-Que
SLive music at the Village Stage on the lawn, bring a blanket and enjoy local artists
- Tour our new Sales & Information Center in the Village
Pets are welcome!
SAll Food andActivities Free of Charge!

We're proud to open the new Sales e Information Center at WindMark Beach and we hope
your family will come make a day of it with us. Just enter via the new bridge off Hwy 98
where Good Morning Street will come alive with activities. Make plans to arrive early and
spread out a blanket in front of the Village Stage, featuring great local entertainment.


Learn more about WindMark.. Beach and The St Joe (Compan, : CALL: 850-227 -24i 866-227-9007 VISIT: '

Enter through the new bridge on Hwy 98

The Star, Port St. Joe, FL Thursday, March 6, 2008 11A

Established 1937 Serving Gulf County and surrounding areas for 70 years

I 2A Thursday, March 6, 2008 The Star, Port St. Joe, FL Established 1 937 Serving Gulf County and surrounding areas for 70 years

(:CIAT'I ; A NiW ( CouRSE
Selling Your Property ... Call Us
229-6100 648-4400

eston rhr
6 Melba Barbee Scott Cobb Heather Harris
227-4925 229-938-7162 227-6805

Leck Shannon




Which teeth are natural and which one isn't?
If you choose. correctly, get $25.00 off your next procedure

Contemporary Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry

S(850) 639-4565

Free Cosmetic Exam; for a Limited Time



Both area and out-of-
town brides to be, grooms
and wedding planners
found lots to enjoy at the
second annual St. Joseph's
Bay Bridal Expo Feb. 23.
Hosted by Petals by
the Bay/Ard's Florist and

Gifts and Panache Tent and
Event Rentals, the expo gave
anyone planning a wedding
a one-stop shopping chance
for planning a wedding in
the Port St. Joe area.
Vendors set up tents
and venues among the

huge oaks at Constitution
Monument Park in Port
St. Joe, giving attendees
a spectacular location
while they strolled among
"I definitely booked
two weddings from it, so it
was well worth it," Louise
Gainnie, owner of LuLu's
Sweet Expectations in Port
St. Joe, said.
Gainnie served
wedding cake for browsers
to sample and brought
a wedding cake she had
made as an example of her

merchants included:
Petals by the Bay, (Port St.
Panache Tent and Event
Rentals (Port St. Joe)
LuLu's Sweet Expectations
(Port St. Joe)
Kim Stone Photography
(Marianna) .
Martha Gherardi (St.
George Island)
Pro Sound Entertainment
& The Perfect Wedding
Guide (Panama City
St. Joseph Peninsula State
Park (Cape San Bias)
Apalachicola Historic Inn
Tiki Palms Inn (Port St.
Sister's Restaurant (Port
St. Joe)
Stainless Steel
My (St George
Barefoot Cottages (Port St.
Kimel Photography
Persnickety (Port St. Joe)
Southern Portraits
(Panama City)
Fish House Restaurapt
(Mexico Beach)
Hurricane Donnie (Port St.

Our local real estate experts have identified what they feel are the best

values around and are offering them to you in Real Estate Picks! (In

this section), Discover the best real estate values in Mexico Beach,

Port St. Joe, Apalachicola, Cape San Bias, St. George Island, Carrabelle

and surrounding areas.

Your Best

Pick Here

for as low as

per week

Call Today




For Sale by Owner

N0 Down Payment
128 Colleen Street
Seller Pays all Closing

Gorgeous 4 Bed 2 Bath; 2128 Sq.Ft. on 1/2 ac.;
Completely remodeled.; Must See to Appreciate
Priced to Sell at 120K

Call Ken at 814-2421

MLS # 205030


Port St Joe

offered on this 2BR/1B block
home on 2 lots.
Property Located on 2 lots.
Block home. 2BR/1B, living
area, family room or dining
area, kitchen and attached
garage. Plenty of room for
expansion. Spacious yard and
mature trees provide plenty of shade. Park nearby. Property
being Sold "AS IS". Bring all offers.



Carol Erwin, Broker Associate
710 Hwy98 HC3 PO Box 98710
Mexico Beach, FL 32456
850-819-1205 (Cell)
850-648-1010 Ext 127 (Office)

* I *



Serving Gulf County and surrounding areas for 70 years


* I ---- ~P~ --- L1_- ~ P-- I

OCs4C---- --- ~ --- -- ---~ -~s~ qpl*

12A Thursday, March 6, 2008 The Star, Port St. Joe, FL Established 1937






Pet of the Week 3B

Obituaries 4B

Law Enforcement 8B

"Isp~b i 4

Established 1937 Serving Gulf county and surrounding areas for 70 years

m o


The Star. Port St. Joe, FL Thursday, March 6, 2008 SECTION B

Friends of St. Joe State Park Hold

Annual Meeting, Ask for Volunteers

By Marie Logan
Star Staff Writer

On March 8 anyone who considers
him or herself a friend of the T.H. Stone
Memorial St. Joseph Peninsula State Park
is invited to the Friends of St.-Joseph State
Park's annual meeting.
The meeting, which is open to the pub-
lic, will be at 11 a.m. E.T. at the Bayview
area inside the park. Officers will also be
elected at the meeting.
Joe Mitchell, Park Specialist, is sched-
uled to provide information and answer
questions about the park, its wildlife and
natural resources for interested visitors.
People who attend the meeting will
be able to tour the area, watch the beach
renourishment and enjoy a free lunch.
"If you plan to be there, we are ask-
ing people to email us back at mtnmuva) so we can plan for lunch," said
Pat Harris, secretary of the Friends group.
"But if you decide to attend the meeting at
the last minute, come on anyway. It should
be a fine day in the park."

Panhandle Peep Sho
By Despina Williams
Star Staff Writer
March 13 marks the final deadline
for The Star/Times Pahandle Peep Show
To recap the rules:
*Construct a diorama using a box or
*All diorama characters (humans, ani-
mals, etc.) must be marshmallow Peeps;
*Dioramas must depict some aspect
of Panhandle living;
*Entries must be in good taste;
*You can work in pairs, teams, or by
Winners will be selected in the follow-
ing age categories:
*19 and up
To encourage local businesses to cre-
ate dioramas depicting their buildings
and employees, we've added a special

The Friends of St. Joseph State Park
is a new group of individuals who are try-
ing to provide assistance to the state park
in a variety of ways, primarily because the
park's operating funds have been slashed
and so much maintenance is needed in the
They also want to make local residents
more aware of the park and its offerings.
"While the park is well used by campers and
snowbirds, it is under-utilized by locals,"
Harris explained.
Park Update (supplied by Friends)
Brain Addison is the new Park
Several months ago, after an acciden-
tal fire at one of the campgrounds; park
rangers managed two controlled burns to
reduce fuel (in the form of excess brush)
and to improve animal habitat.
The badly pitted park roads are in the
process of being repaved.
Through efforts by Friends vice presi-
dent Sandra Chaney, Buffalo Rock is install-
ing three vending machines in the park. Two
of them will be in the campgrounPs; the

by Despina Williams

w Contest Last Call
business category.
Winners in this category will receive
a free quarter page ad in The Star or The
Age group winners will receive free
gift certificates to local businesses. Lu
Lu's Sweet Expectations in Port St.,Joe is
a contest sponsor.
All the winning dioramas will be fea-
tured in the March 20 editions of The Star
and The Times.
Judges will base their decision on
the diorama's design, quality of execution,
creativity and resemblance to our area.
i Tape the official entry form, featured
in an ad in this week's newspaper, on the
back of your diorama and deliver it to The
Star or The Times office by March 13.
The Star office is located at 135 W.
Hwy. 98 in Port St. Joe and The Times
is located at 129 Commerce Street in
Dioramas will be on display, so drop
by and take a look.

third will be at the Visitor's Center. Friends
will receive. 20 percent of the profits from
the machines.
The eight rental cabins in the park
are in the process of being refurbished with
money from the state.
-. The park itself had unexpected
expenses when new codes required the
purchase of $2,000 worth of new fire extin-
guishers, and when water valve problems
required extensive repairs. A roof repair
involved additional expenses.
With the help of park volunteers, the
Bayview area saw improvements to the
boardwalk, latrine and playground, which:
has been made handicap accessible with
the addition of a ramp.
The youth wilderness camp received a
cleanup, new paint in the latrines and gen-
eral improvements.
"As the state has reduced park fund-
ing, our Friends group is 16oking for ways
to raise money to accomplish some needed
projects," Harris said. "During the busy
months at the park, we would like to
staff the visitor's center, since the park
doesn't have enough staff to do this. If
anyone is able to help with these proj-
ects, we would love to have you join us,"
she added.
"We cannot survive without help from
those of you who enjoy and appreciate this
wonderful facility in our backyards," Harris
continued, adding that the volunteer help is
critical now that the park's utility expenses
have tripled, crippling the budget.
Anyone who wants to help can call

Sandra Carey at 229-1745, Debbie VanVleet
at 227-2584, or Pat and Fred Harris at
The park has purchased a high-band
radio system that will allow rangers contact
throughout the park.
Beginning Feb. 15 Park Specialist
Mitchell began monitoring ten different hab-
itats. Beginning in March programs wildlife
programs will be held twice a month in the
campgrounds area.
Special Event: Archeology Day,
Saturday, March 15 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Archeologists from the Florida
Archeology Network and the University of
West Florida will be present to give an inter-
pretive show, identify artifacts and answer
Entrance fee and event are free for
participants. For more information, call

Clarence McNair Named Top Dentist

Well-known Port St. Joe native Dr.
Clarence McNair was presented with a
prestigious "Top Dentist" in Periodontics
designation last month.
The 69-year old McNair is a graduate of
the former Washington High School in Port
St. Joe and, according to his brother Albert
McNair, is still a frequent visitor in town.
His family in Port St. Joe includes another
brother, Damon McNair, and his mother,
Gillie McNair.
McNair is one of the dentists at
the Premier Community Health Center,
Incorporated, in Dade City, Florida, which
provides dental health services for people in
He holds a master of public health
degree, a master of science degree, and a
doctorate of dental science degree. He has
also been a college professor, a private
practice dentist and a dental director.
The Top Dentist designations are
new, but already recognized by dentists
nationwide as being prestigious because
they are peer-chosen.
According to information from the
topDentist website (www.usatopDentists.
com), topDentist was started in January
2007 in order to "identify the best dentists
and specialists in the country." It is the
only list of its kind chosen by the dental
professionals themselves.
The two co-owners of topDentist have
over 20 years of combined experience in
compiling peer-review referral guides in

the legal, dental and
medical fields. They
plan to have the
entire country polled
for top dentists by
The designation
is considered to be
a distinct honor
because dentists
must be voted in
Virtually every dentist has an opportunity to
participate, listings cannot be purchased,
and no payment is required to be listed.
In making nominations of their peers,
dentists and specialists are asked to
consider years of experience, continuing
education, manner with patients, use of new
techniques and technologies, and physical
The nomination pool consists, of all
dentists listed online with the American
Dental Association, plus all dentists listed
online with their local dental societies.
Dentists are also allowed to nominate other
dentists they feel should be included on the
After dentists have cast their ballots,
a number of other factors are measured
in and final selections are made. Then the
selected dentists are checked against state
dental boards for disciplinary actions and to
insure their licenses are active and they are
in good standing withlthe board.


D .-


"Copyrighted Material

Syndicated Content t.

Available from Commercial News Providers"




Ly I



2B Thursday, March 6, 2008 The Star, Port St. Joe, FL Established 1937

_____ ir

Serving Gulf County and surrounding areas for 70 years

Andrew Turns 1!
Andrew Sheppard celebrated his 1s1 birthday at home
with a Bob the Builder party. Andrew is the son of Al and
Heather Sheppard of Howard's Creek and the grandson of
Tommie Jo and Greg Sharratt of Howard's Creek, Ronnie
and Peggy Raffield of Port St. Joe, Thomas and Connie
Sheppard of Waynesboro, GA and Elizabeth Sheppard
also of Waynesboro, GA. He is also the great-grandson
of Evelyn Raffield and the late Carl Raffield of St. Joe

Yosepn JAnomas CaamGoss

/o 70)ecdfessica 4nn X
John and Beatrice Chambliss of Wewahitchka, FL
are happy to announce the engagement and forthcom-
ing marriage of their son, Joseph Thomas Chambliss to
Jessica Lynn Nix, daughter of Mr. Joe Nix and the late
Mrs. Glenda Nix of Sperry Oklahoma.
The bride elect is a 200 graduate of Sperry High
School in Oklahoina. She is currently employed with the
United States Air Force.
The groom is a 2001 graduate of Wewahitchka High
School, and is employed at Gulf Correctional Institute.
The wedding will be.Saturday, March 8, at 4:15in the
afternoon at St. Andrews State Park, Pier side 4607 State
Park Lane, Panama City Beach, FL. A reception will follow
at the Honeyville Community Center on Hwy. 71, approxi-
mately 4 miles south of Wewahitchka, FL.
All family and friends are invited to the celebration.

Jallerson / &6eplens /o 7&)ec/
Pat and Lewanna Patterson of Port St. Joe, announce
the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daugh-
ter, Jennifer Patterson, to Ryan Stephens, son of Arden
and Susan Stephens of Port St. Joe.
The bride-elect is a 2001 graduate of Port St. Joe High
School and a 2006 graduate of Tallahassee Community
College School of Radiology. She is employed at Women's
Imaging Center as a Radiology Technologist.
Her fiance is a 2000 graduate of Port St. Joe High
School and a 2005 graduate of Tallahassee Community
College. He is employed at Talquin Electric Company as a
Staking engineer.
An April 5 wedding is planned for 2 ET at First
Baptist Church of Port St. Joe. A reception will follow at
the Centennial Building.
All friends and family are invited to attend.

Summer Stiff

Welcome Landon Layfield
Michael and Jolie Layfield are proud to announce
the birth of their son, Landon Christopher. He was born
on December 7, 2007, at Gulf Coast Medical Center in
Panama City. He weighed 9 Ibs 1.8 oz and was 21 '/2
inches long.
Landon is the grandson of Greg and Barbara Layfield
of White City and Ronnie and Janet Hogan of Port St. Joe.
He is the great grandson of Tommy and Thelma Layfield
of White City, Monroe and Evelyn Marshall of Lizella,
Georgia, Ken and Betty Murphy of Port St. Joe, and Tom'
Ed Hogan of Geneva, Alabama.
We all love you, Landon.

H;tappy 18^ Ba thdac
Summer, my angel, my baby girl
Your wings-you're ready to unfurl. But like the tail of
a kite, I'll hold on tight until the end of my world.


Entry must be displayed in a box or shoebox

"* All scenes must depict some aspect of Panhandle livgShop"

* Business entries must depict place of business and employees
Entries must be in good taste
You can work in pairs, teams, or by yourself

Pnnl Star/Times
Panhandle Peep Show Diorama Contest

| tOfficial Entry Form
SName(s): __________________
STelephone Number: ______muteinga
I Category (check one):
STAges 7-13
__Ages 14-18
S _Ages 19 and up
I Business
SDiorama Title: _________
Brief description:

Tape the entryform to the back of the diorama and submit the finished
work by March 13 to:
The Star The Times
I 135 W. Hwy. 98 129 Commerce Street
Port City Shopping Center Apalachicola, FL 32320 I
Port St. Joe, FL 32457
L .-- i -- -- --

Established 1937 Serving Gulf County and surrounding areas for 70 years

___ MB Snowbird

-5'4ice//- c6oaf7)ef0iy
SMiss Kimberly Pickett and Mr. Andy Shoaf united in
the sacrament of marriage at Six O'clock in the evening on
Saturday, October 6, 2007, in the First United Methodist
Church of Port St. Joe, with the Reverend Mac Fulcher
officiating. The wedding was under the direction of Ms.
Deborah Loyless. Wedding music was presented by Mrs.
Hilda Duren, organist, with Mrs. Carla May, vocalist.
SThe bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Boyd
Pickett of Port St. Joe and Mr. and Mrs. Philip Pooler of
panama City. Her paternal grandparents are Mr. and
Mrs. Britt Pickett of Overstreet, Fl and Mrs. Maggie Pickett
6f Simmons Bayou, FL, and her maternal grandparents
are Mr. and Mrs. Staten Corbett of Panama City, FL and
Mrs. Helen Carlsten of Port St. Joe, FL.
: The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Stuart Shoaf
Of Port St. Joe. His paternal grandparents are Mrs.
Ann Shoaf Vaughn and the late Charles Shoaf of Fulton,
Tennessee and his maternal grandparents are Mrs.
Margaret Costin and the late Cecil G. Costin, Jr. of Port
St. Joe, FL.
Bridesmaids were Leslie Earley, Kayce Clements,
Jenna Carls on, Lisa Curry, Ashley Bryan, Katie Plott,
Whitney Yarbrough and Lindsay Johnson. Groomsmen
were Jason Shoaf, Hamp Terry, George Waugh, Clint
Miller, Sam Bell, Kristian Richbourg James Capps and
Ben Ashcraft. Ushers were Kyle Pickett, Alan Wise, Alan
Lynch and Peter Mettler.
Kerigan Pickett was the flower girl and Dell Pickett
was her escort.
The bride is a 2002 graduate of Port St. Joe High
School and a 2006 graduate of Troy University. She is
employed with the St. Joe Company. The groom is a 2001
graduate of Port St. Joe High School and a 2006 graduate
of Florida State University. He is employed with the St.
Joe Natural Gas Company.
The bride's parents hosted a sunset reception fol-
lowing the ceremony at the bayside home of the bride's
grandmother, Mrs. Maggie Pickett.
The couple honeymooned on a cruise to the Caribbean
and currently resides in Port St. Joe.

Robert E. King DDS



Credit Cards Accepted

325 Long Avenue


Gl e

The Fish House

Breakfast* Lunch Dinner
Fresh Seafood Steak Daily Lunch Specials
3006-Highway 98 7:00 am 9:00 pm
' Mexico Beach Open 7 Days a week

0e14our LOiu4
0 Thirsty for Fun?
No Need to Wonder Where It's At!
Music on the Deck 7 pm ET Fun Atop the Crow's Nest
Randy Tue Thur Sat E Sun Karaoke, DJ E Dancing
Sarah Gaskins Wed Wed, Fri t Sat 8 pm ET
Barry Henson Fri Come Enjoy the View
Package Store Open
Mon Sat 10:30 am 1 am ET Sunday 1 pm lam
Great Selection of Your Favorite Beer Wines E Spirits
At the Corner of Hwy 98 & 386, Beacon Hill 647-8310

To Advertise in the

Beaches Guide

Call Sheri at


The Star, Port St. Joe, FL. Thursday, March 6, 2008 3B

Join Us for a

Appreciation Lunch Traditional St.

The Mexico Beach CDC
and Rental Companies will
host a free BBQ Lunch for
all winter visitors at El
Gorvernor Motel Pool on
March 17 at 11 a.m. CT to
show appreciation for choos-
ing Mexico Beach as your
vacation destination. There
will be live entertainment,
door prizes, and desserts.

Pack your Bag

Free Medication

Consultation Event
Gulf County Senior
Citizens is partnering with
the National Council on
Aging and CVS Pharmacy
with an important message
on the health and well-being
of seniors.
A "Pack Your Bag" pre-
sentation will be held at the
Port St. Joe Senior Center
on Monday, March 10, at
11:30 EST. Seniors will be
provided with health man-
agement information and
tips of how to reduce risks
associated with inappropri-
ate medication use, which
can pose a serious threat to
overall health and quality
of life.
This free Medication
Consultation will give
seniors a- chance to have
a one-on-one conversation
with a local CVS Pharmacist
and ask questions about
their prescription and non-
prescription medications.
There will also be a 15 min-
ute presentation on how they
can improve their health
through proper medication
Please call Debbie at
229-8466 for more informa-
tion or if you would like to
attend this event.

Patrick's Day

(Cornbeef, cabbage,
potatoes, carrots, onions,
soda bread, & desserts)
VFW Post
10069-Highland View
Monday, March 17,
5 p.m. 'til gone
$7 donation
All proceeds to
American Cancer Society

Community Needs
An elderly woman just
returned from nursing home
needs chest of drawer (4-5
drawers to put clothing in.)
and a small cabinet. It does
not have to be new, just in
good shape.
We could use large
Depends diapers' and bed
Our food pantry is
always in need of food to
keep up with the growing
Small appliances are
always in need, microwave
ovens, blenders etc.
There is always a per-
son who might need a mat-
tress when you are throwing
one away.
Thank you Gulf County
for your continuous support
the disabled woman has
been provided a stove and
Please call Jerry Stokoe
899-1036 if you would like
to donate any of these items.
Many thanks to our com-



[ Up-To,84IMosFinancingrAvailableW.-A~.:
LOver120"FinanhcialSources'-^ %

Lode, hrome Wheels~i

0O 0


-, *1 *,) I. 3
: ,!.pNissan I :R."al
Ilt~slL~r~ra Av anche~

XM -; On ta upr rw L
Toe-Lahe, hr

006 OUr
:'xlre od rw
Edi aerVcoi

AARP News (Chapter 4325)
The annual St. Patrick corn beef and cabbage lun-
cheon will be held Friday, March 14 at 12 noon CST at
the United Methodist Church of Mexico Beach. Corn beef
will be provided by the club. We ask those attending to
bring dishes to pass that will complement the corn beef.
All members are invited to attend. If you would like to join
us and become a member of the club, dues will be payable
at the luncheon.
Those planning on attending should call Naoma
Bradley at 27-1506 or Marilyn Duncan 647-384 before
Monday, March 10. She needs to know the number of per-
sons and dishes to expect in order to prepare for everyone
to have an enjoyable luncheon.
We welcome new members. Dues are $5 per year.
Meetings are held September through May on the third
Friday of each month at 1 a.m. CST. Newsletters are
mailed each month to members. We have educational,
informative meetings, occasional lunches, and other

Big River Rider's Open Horse Show
The Big River Rider's 4-H Horse Club will have an
Open Horse Show on Saturday, March 15th at Michael
Traylor Arena at T.L. James Park. Registration starts at 12
pm CT with show starting at 1 pm CT. Events will include
barrels, poles, cones, arena race, hairpin, keyhole, stake
race with some fun runs. Divisions will be PeeWee, Youth,
Junior, Senior and Exhibition. PeeWee classes are spon-
sored by Jesse Eubanks and Jean McMillian.
There will be concessions on the grounds. There will
also be some raffles. So come on out and join the fun.
Wither you are a participant or spectator you will have a
good time while supporting our local youth.

Pt o tho Wgee

S*., I A,


Available now for adoption from the St.
Joseph Bay Humane Society -
Pepper & Peaches, small and friendly
pups (pictured); Snow, beautiful and friend-
ly; Mel & Bear, two of eight lab/mix pups
available soon; full house of puppies.
Always kittens! Come see.
Please visit Faith's Thrift Hut, 1007
Tenth Street. Thrusday through Saturday,
10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Please call 227-1109 for
more information. Volunteers needed.

- 'pr k-: 1s'5

Support the "Pet of the Week"
by advertising here.

Only $15 per wee A
Call advertising

SMc 8

.. ..

Jeaneatta G. Beechner
Jeanetta G. Beechner of Port St. Joe Beach, Florida
went to be with the Lord on February 26, 2008 at a health
care facility. Jeanetta had worked as a retail manager
in the jewelry department of Wal-Mart in Jacksonville as
well as Big J in Folkston, Georgia. Jeanetta is survived
by her daughter; Michelle K. Hutchinson, brother; Jimmy
(Eileen) Guillory. Father, William D. Robins, two grand-
children; Steven P Hutchinson and Alex Hutchinson. A
memorial service will be held at a later date at Beach
Baptist Chapel in Port St. Joe Beach.

Naomi Brock
Naomi Elizabeth Costin Brock, 95 of Valley Springs,
California, formerly of Port St Joe, went to be with her
Lord on Sunday, February 17, 2008.
Mrs. Brock was born on February 12, 1913 in Port
St. Joe, the year the new city of Port St. Joe was incor-
Naomi was the daughter of Rackley Ashford Costin,
who was one of the two original settlers in Port St. Joe,
along with Sally Goodwin Guerry Costin. In 1914, when
Mrs. Brock was just a yearold, Mr. Costin established a
General Merchandise business, which was located on
what is now Highway 98 where CVS now stands. The busi-
ness is still in existence as St. Joe ACE Hardware.
Mrs. Brock was predeceased by her parents and her
husband Col. (Retired) Charles Brock who served as Port
St. Joe's City Manager a number of years.
Naomi was the youngest of eight children. Proceeding
her in death were: Brothers Ashley, Cecil, Chauncey and
Paul and sisters and infant Marion, Ruth Costin Soule
and Corinne Costin Gibson.
Survivors include daughters Sally Quindimil (John)
of Valley Springs, CA, Charlene Hayes (Dean) of Palmer,
Alaska, five grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, six
great great-grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews
and her beloved sister-in-law Marie Costin, with whom
she lived when she was in Port St. Joe.
Naomi enjoyed her life in the United States Air Force.
She and Col. Brock traveled the world throughout his
military career. She always had a special place in her
heart for Port St. Joe and returned home as often as she
Services were held at San Andreas Memorial Chapel
in San Andreas, CA. The viewing was held Feb. 28. Burial
followed at San Joaquin Valley National Cemetery in
Gustin, CA on Feb. 29.
Those wishing to do so may make a donation to: Bank
of Rio Vista; 2 Nove Way, Valley Springs, CA 95252 for
the "Naomi Brock, Memorial Fund." Funds will be used
to create a memorial space to enhance the hospital where
Naomi was so wonderfully treated. Donations might also
be made to Sacred Heart Hospital Port St. Joe, First
United Methodist Church of Port St. Joe or a charity of
your choice.

Vera Armstrong
Mrs. Vera Mae Armstrong, 77, of Wewahitchka, passed
away Saturday, March 1, at her home. Mrs Armstrong was
a lifelong resident of Wewahitchka, a homemaker, and a
member of Kinard Community Holiness Church.
Survivors include her children, Gene Armstrong
and wife Joyce of Marianna, William Armstrong and
Martha Wages, both of Wewahitchka, Tommy Armstrong
of Blountstown, Edward Causey, Edison Tiger Causey
and wife Peggy, Sharlotte Pickron and husband Jimmer
Lee, Della Dickens, Edgar Causey; a stepdaughter Reba
Chance, a stepson Johnny Armstrong, all of Wewahitchka,
36 grandchildren, 57 great-grandchildren, 5 brothers,
and 7 sisters.
The funeral service will be held on Monday, March 3,
2008 at 11 a.m. CST at the Kinard Community Holiness
Church, conducted by the Rev. Sam Kent. Interment will
follow in the family plot in Jehu Cemetery. She will lie in
state at the Comforter Funeral Home in Port St. Joe from
2 p.m. until 4 p.m. CST Sunday.
All services are under the idrection of the Comforter
Funeral Home, Wewahitchka Branch Chapel.

2 B Nl "A Reformed Voice
IlNW 1Ft 2& in the Community"

Sunday School ...........................................9:30 a.m.
Sunday Fellowship.................................... 0:30 a.m.
Sunday Morning Service ..................... 11:00 a.m.
Sunday Evening Service............................6:00 p.m.
Thursday Firehouse Fellowship...................6:00 p.m.
8.01 20th Street Port St. Joe.* 229-6707
Home ofFaith Christian School

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"

first cBaptist Church

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

New Service Schedule for First Baptist Church
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

Sidney Ellis
The Rev. Sidney George Ellis, "Father Sid" died,
Sunday, February 24, 2008 at a local nursing home. He
was born in London, England, October 12, 1917. Sid
attended St. Lawrence College, Kent, England, and St.
Luke's seminary at Sewanee, Tennessee.
Sid had served in the British Army as a major in
Egypt, Greece, Malta, Italy, and finally, in Swindon,
England where he met and married his wife, Elizabeth
"Betty" Hardy Ellis. He and his family moved to the United
States in 1954. After ordination as an Episcopal Priest in
1958, he served in Churches in Corinth and Aberdeen,
MS, Nashville and Germantown, TN. From 1971 to
1983 he had churches in Port St. Joe, Wewahitchka and
Apalachicola. After retirement in 1983, he continued to
assist with congregations in Panama City and surround-
ing areas.
Besides his wife of 62 years, Betty, he is survived by
a son, Graham Ellis of Bradenton, Fla., a daughter, Jane
Ellis of Panama City, 2 grandsons, Hardy James and
Keene James, and 2 great grandsons, Forest and Kirkland
A memorial service was held Thursday, Feb. 28, at 10
am at Holy Nativity Episcopal Church with Bishop Phillip
Duncan officiating.
Expressions of sympathy may be viewed or submitted
online at.
Kent Forest Lawn, 2403 Harrison Ave, Panama City,

Henry S. Vaughan
Judge Henry S. Vaughan, 86, retired Tipton County
Executive, died January 18, 2008 at Covington Care
Nursing Home. He was Tipton County Judge and County
Court Clerk. Judge Vaughan was a lifetime member of
Covington First Baptist Church, a World War II veteran,
a community leader, landowner, politician, and a 46
year member of the Covington Lions Club. Visitation was
from 5-8 p.m. Sunday, January 20 at Maley-Yarbough
Funeral Home. Service was 11 a.m. Monday January
21 at First Baptist Church with burial in Covington
Memorial Gardens. He leaves his wife, Ann Shoaf Vaughan
of Covington; two daughters, Carol (Eddie) Daniel of
Covingon, Anna Shoaf of Tampa, FL; three sons, Ashley
(Barbara) Shoaf of Atlanta, GA, Stuart (Renee) Shoaf,
Stephen (Natalie) Shoaf, both of Port St. Joe, FL; sister,
Marry Ann (John Stephens of Sequim, WA; brothers
Meeks (Marion) Vaughan of Kingsport, TN, John Tom
(Margaret) Vaughan of Union City, TN; grandchildren,
Kirk (Glenn) Daniel, Elizabeth (Bill) Flanagan, both of
Covington, TN, Mrs. John Patrick and Jason Shoaf, both
of Tallahassee, FL, and Kate Shoaf, Witt Shoaf, and Andy
Shoaf, all of Port St. Joe, FL. He was preceded in death by
his parents, first wife, Majorie Shoaf Vaughan, and a sis-
ter, Jean Vaughan Sevier. Memorials may be sent to COPD
or St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

Noah's Ark Photos

on Local Website

On the Mexico Beach Christian Worship Center web
site,, there are photos show-
ing two large pieces of Noah's Ark on Mt. Ararat in east-
ern Turkey, one taken in 1973, and the other in 1989.
Locations are given much, more information is available.
This is the result of 40 years of research by the MBCWC
Also on the web site are over 100 worship and praise
songs, including 31 in MP3 format, performed by TJ, the
MBCWC worship leader.
Visitors to the web site may download tftese photos,
and make paper copies, free of charge, as long as they
are not modified. MBCWC services are held at the Mexico
Beach Civic Center on Sundays, beginning at 9:30 AM




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

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

Pastor: James wiley
A place to celebrate, serve, evangelize, and equip disciples for
the increase of God's kingdom.
Sunday Worship Service: 10:45
Sunday School: 9:45 am
613 Madison Street Port St.Joe, FL

1 850-227-1837

Spring Revival
Living Waters Assembly of God of Apalachicola will
be having a spring revival March 9-12. Turn left by School
(12th St) Go 3 miles.
For this occasion we will be having a different Speaker
for each services as follows.
Mar. 9 Sun. AM Rev. Alfred Long
Mar. 9 Sun. PM Rev. Dave Fernandez
Mar. 10 Rev. Juno Douglas
Mar. 11 Rev. Tommy Moore
Mar. 12 Rev. Robbin Gerbert
Time: Sun. 10:45 AM & 6:00 PM EST
Mon. Wed. 7:00 PM EST
(Please note the time changes Sat. Night. Spring forth
1 hour)
Pastor Lois Long and Congregation invite all to
attend and be inspired by the Spiritual and Enlightening
Come and share in all the Praise and Worship.

ir n ration Point

Big Changes

"Graham has had big changes in his
life this year," the letter said.

I enjoy

getting these occasional

updates from my Aunt Cathy. You know,



letters. She wrote, "He is no longer an
only child and he has started school."
Even at five years old Graham is starting
to encounter some challenging changes.
We all know that changes, small to
huge, can cause strain. Do you sometimes
yearn fora simple unchanging existence?
Many people do.
Aunt Cathy's letter continued about
Graham's changes. "He is full of questions
about God and heaven right now. One
afternoon Angie (his mom) found him
prone on the floor with his face down and
arms at his side. When asked what he
was doing, he replied: 'I'm bowing down
before God.' Another time she heard him
talking in his room and asked him what
he said. 'Oh, I was just talking to God;'
was his reply."
Jesus said, "I tell you the truth, anyone
who will not receive the kingdom of God
like a little child will never enter in." .
believe that; it's in the Bible. But why is it
so hard to, with childlike faith, engage in
Godlike ways?
I have no doubt that God smiled when
He observed Graham's behavior. I did
when I read the letter.

Graham's approach to God


reminded me of three things I need to do
when big change strikes, actually even
small change.
I need to maintain an active curiosity
about God and heaven. This is especially
true as the swirl of distractions absorb
too much of my life. I need to bow down;
humble myself before God. God I need
to rely on You more. Me less. And I need
to talk to God; He has the big-change
Thanks Graham.
Rick Leland

-iot Unid a Meaodied
111 North 22nd Street Mexico Beach, FL 32410
Sunday Worship Services:
8:30 a.m. Traditional Worship
9:45 a.m CST Bible Study
11:00 a.m. Contemporary Worship
Open Hearts. Open minds. Open doors.
The people of Mexico le ch cited Methodist (lhrth
Rev. Ted Lovelace, Pastor Church/Office: 648-8820

"Our Church can be your home"

first Church of the 9azarene
2420 Long avenue Port St. Joe, Florida 32456
(850) 229-9596

give unto the Lord the gory due 9stname, uwrship the Lordin the beauty of holiness.
salm 29:2

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

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

Wednesday Night Children's Ministry activities ....... 6:30 pm
Wednesday Night Youth Ministry activities........... 6:30 pm .

Serving Gult County and surrounding areas for 70 years

45 Thursday March 6 200 FL Established 1937

Establishe 1 3 evn ufCut n urudn ra o 0yar h tr otS.Je L TusaMrh6 08.5

FUCOMFORTER Rish, Gibson, Scholz &
W. P. "Rocky" Comforter illiam J. Rish, Thomas S. Gibson. Russell Scholz
HUR H NS L.F.D. Paul W. Groom ll
(850) 227-1818 (850) 229-8211


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

Ahteme OuAineAea. invite ytau to uiit the cutci of yow choice tfhis, week

New Bethel

A Call For Unction Baptist Church


Jiwtee//O',,. ee/l"qay 'il/tio({/;a/i, not l .ea/y ..,,we
ewee e eltiy /lea'.l,

At/1 fo1/t can/e ,a/e oed /eai/ew /fle rv//t/eousr, ,it sad/
No /'/ i 9(>,'<,'v

'. ,9y'' .%M ty/a(i'/'of f/e tAea 4"1 e' ,s1te .Mi
/ea/w t/eiw, too.

MSwii a,)'/o/' awnswe'/'y t/het,,/./ae,,, Y-c/olqoi"n't/e'ft, /oaf
.%'// do.

'///As f/e, aree arl/tio/of.'/'f'yiioefe1I floe isuyi/M
f{/'i t/iy leaa,

-7iet/uriewi e/s als ce), ont/tair to ora', one, e wil//toft

yr'/featwe, Zec/l/i'a/! r ad /izaeetl/ f c'ay/edto adm
/(;" a son,.

S/out Mee tfnte theyi aoe ,, Fol'/;ial/y ~aoe tAeno

f&It ased, e fY/'ld3 l ,tnies, /et t/tli fiot em clear/
/fo loe.

eft fdaa'' o all/a wis vaa/o, sjaid ngt/ywace A4
srcie(efi/uo thee.

7Ji;,. was / eal/ a 4/ g to aI/ul/,. ,o-a made /Arn
,st/'oLye- sti/e.

f9 la' e Af n lean o the < fo/r/dmoN e ana',e a stadyi wt fthil:
A/' taill.

'yustrt Tmenatefmbera S l, i wenou al'e'o ae /ot
4e/qf heara

Iecausee, foa'ir/ te// iffeafo/ee, to each ifnC/deOel/

fi/ jo/sofr,



Eastpoint Women Left Homeless by Fire

By Lois Swoboda
Times Staff Writer
Ruby Langley, 82, and
her daughter, Sarah French,
65, of Eastpoint lost every-
thing on Monday, Feb. 25
when a fire consumed the
contents of their trailer at
391 Church Street.
"My 5-year-old grand-
son was out of school sick.
He was playing with a light-
er and set my bedroom on
fire," said French.
"They cancelled my
insurance once the trail-
er was paid off last year,"
said Langleys "I couldn't get
another policy. I had been
paying on the trailer for
seven years."
Langley lives on a VA
pension, Social Security
and Federal Supplemental
Security Income, a program
designed to help aged, blind,

and disabled people, who
have little or no income.
Langley's husband,
oysterman George Edward
Langley, died four years ago.
Langley and French lost fur-
niture, clothing, appliances
and everything else they
"There are a few picture
albums we got out but we
haven't looked to see if they
are really OK," said French,
who suffered from smoke
inhalation after the fire.
Andy Buchleitner,
of Aging With Dignity, a
Tallahassee nonprofit orga-
nization, is trying to help
the two women cope with
the loss and start over.
"Basically, I think we
want to have community
consciousness that there
is a need. The community
here has responded well in
the past," he said.

Lois Swoboda/The Times
Ruby Langley, 82, of
Eastpoint. "She wants to
go home," said her son
He said that right now,
the women need clothing
and household items.
SLangley wears a size 12
and size 10 shoes. French
wears a size 12 petite and

Lois Swoboda/The Times
Sarah French suffered
from smoke inhalation after
the fire.

size 8 1/2 shoes. Right now,
she especially needs a coat.
"The community has
already started responding
and they've helped a lot,"
said Mary Banks, Langley's

Last week, while
Langley's son-in-law was
attending a funeral, some-
one placed a coat and a
small suitcase of women's
clothing on the front seat of
his truck, so Langley now
has a coat. '
Langley's son, Michael,
has already purchased her
a trailer and, since it is new,
it is insurable.
"This is a shame," said
Michael Langley, "because
we had just redone the trail-
er and bought all new stuff
to go all the way through it.
We replaced the windows
and doors and bought a
new refrigerator, washer
and dryer. We redid the car-
pet too. She wants to go
On top of everything
else, Dish TV wants Michael
Langley to pay them $300
for a dish box that was

destroyed in the trailer.
When the new trailer
arrives, the women will need
furniture, dishes and house-
hold items of all kinds. If
you would like to donate
clothing or other items, you
can contact Buchleitner at
(850) 559-0525.
An account has been
opened for donations at
Gulf State Community Bank
under the names of Ricky
Banks and Ruby Langley.
Langleyis currentlystay-
ing with her daughter, Mary
Banks, in Eastpoint. French
is staying in Apalachicola
with her granddaughter,
Shelly Sanders.
Langley and French
and their family would like
to thank everyone who has
already donated, and espe-
cially the nuns of Martin
House who paid to replace
medicines lost in the fire.

Rev. Mac Fdlcher
Jeremy Dixon
Director of Youth Ministries
Deborah Loyless
Director of Children Ministries
Ann Comforter
Mioic Director

Thefriendly place to worship! '

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

311 Columbus St. St. Joe Beach, FL 32456
SUNDAY: General Assembly 9:45 a.m. ET* Bible Study all ages 10 a.m. ET
Morning Worship 11 a.m. ET Evening Worship 6 p.m. ET
Tuesday: Choir Practice 7 p.m.
Wednesday: Kids for Christ 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!
Please call us for your spiritual needs.
Pastor David Nichols
Church 647-3950 Home 769-8725

Church of Christ
at the Beaches
Established 33 AD in Jerusalem

We meet at 350 Firehouise Road
Overstreet 850.647.1622

Sunday Bible Study
Sunday Worship
Wednesday Bible Study

10:00 a.m. EST
11:00 a.m. EST
7:30 p.m. EST

"We are about our Father's bIusirness"

Jesus is Lord and He is waiting

SighlIanb Tietl gapti t CAurt
'382 Ling Street Highland View
Port St. Joe, Florida 32456
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship 11:00 a.m.
Evening Service 7:00 p.m.
Mike Westbrook, Discipleship Training 6:00 p.m.
Pastor Wednesday Prayer 7:00 p.m.



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

Call 229-8310
P. O. Box 758 Port St. Joe, FL 32457
Corner of 20th Street & Marvin Avenue


Worship with us at
SLong Avenue Baptist Church

W. ere Faith, Family &Friendship are found

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

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

482 Pompano Street 229-6235
Sunday School .............. 9:45 a.m.
Sunday Morning Service .......11:00 a.m.
Sunday Evening Service........ 6:00 p.m.
Monday Night Youth Service..... 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday Night ............ 7:00 p.m.

Pastor Howard Riley Welcomes Everyone

family life (hutch
"Touching Lives with the Love of Jesus"
Join us in worship... Poort. Joe
P " Apoalchicolo Pn.o.a City
10:30 Sunday MorningHwy. 98
7:00 Wednesday Evening < >
Pastors Andrew
& Reid Ave.
Cathy Rutherford amilyLfe church
Rhema Bible Training Center graduates Ch
Visit our website at: wewahitchka
323 Reid Avenue Port St. Joe 229-LIFE (5433)


Constitution andMonument Port St. Joe

(850) 227-1724

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

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

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

The Star, Port St. Joe, FL Thursday, March 6, 2008 5B

atsE blished 1937 Serving Gulf County and surrounding areas for 70 years



Let's go back a few
years, maybe back to
the time when you were
a young man or woman.
Now, compare what you see
then to where we are today.
It's a little on the scary side
to say the least.
In my looking back I
find that our society has
prospered greatly with
technology, comforts, mon-
etary and the list goes on.
I mean even the poor. drive
instead of walk. We have
come a long way. But I fear
that in all our gain we have
suffered loss.
I remember some years
ago I heard someone say,
though I can't remember
for the life of me who it
was, that "there are two
things that no one can
take from you". They Went
on to say, "Your integrity
and salvation". These two
hold a straight line to all
who will contend to keep
them strong in their lives.
Unfortunately many seem
to lose them somewhere
along the way.
Looking both at the
churched and un-churched,
I have to believe that their
missing will play a great
part in the demise of all
mankind. I know that this
may sound a little doom
and gloom but sometimes
it takes a hard look at the
past to see clearly what's in
the future.
One of the most preva-

lent problems among the
churches today is a lack
of spiritual integrity among
leadership. Again it's well
seen when we look back
over the years of the integ-
rity of ministers, deacons,
and lay leaders of our past
in comparison to what we
find in these same posi-
tions in churches today.
Truly, we must, with out
hesitation, admit that there
are many short comings of
the present compared to
the past.
Corruption among
leaders and the people
is widespread in every
denomination. It's heart-
breaking to know that men
and women that have been
called to service for the
Kingdom of God have given
into the pressures of "if you
want to keep that salary,
large numbers, and popu-
larity in the community" I
must allow the ungodly to
run God's house. It has
become more of a political
arena than a place of ief-
uge. Somewhere the cross
has been covered up and
the love of God dismissed.
I know everybody
makes mistakes and even
falls to sin simply because
of the flesh. Paul even told
us that he had to die daily
to the flesh. So I know that
we are subject as well to the
temptations that surround
us constantly. But we do;
not have to condone, pro-

mote or knowingly allow it
access to the Holy things
of God. It is a tragedy
when some churches are
so gripped by worldliness
and spiritual compromise
that God can find no one
in the congregation who
is willing to intercede by
"building up the hedge"
and "standing in the gap"
(Ezekiel 22:30) of a col-
lapsing situation. When
there is no one to sound
the cry against spiritual
and moral decay, no one
to lead the way in humble
prayer and true repen-
tance, no one to bow in
earnest seeking of God for
revival, the only thing left is
God's judgment.
Just as God was look-
ing for someone who was
willing to go against the
grain, so to speak, in
Ezekiel's time, He is mak-
ing the same search today.
Who will stand for.,
Holiness and make up
the Gap? Maybe, just
maybe, you and I will hear
the call and make up what
we have lost by standing in
the gap. The Lord bless
you and I will see you next

In His Service
Pastor Tim Bailey
LightHouse Pentecostal


For the Lord is a great
God, and a great King
above all Gods.
Psalm 95

New Bethel Baptist
Church will be hosting a
women's conference.

Evening Worship
Friday, March 7, 2008;
7:30 PM
Speaker: Prophetess
Debra Wooten
Mariana, Florida

Saturday, March 8,
2008; 10:00 AM
Prayers Breakfast,
Restoring, Renewing
Speaker: Prophetess
Barbara Bell
Panama City, Florida

Evening Worship
Saturday, March 8,
2008; 7:00 PM
Speaker: Prophetess
Undra Middleton, Panama
City, Florida

For further information
please contactSisterBrenda
Fisher @ 850-227-1771,
Evangelist Jennifer
Bailey @ 850-227-1208,
Sister Amanda McFann
@ 850-874-0556 or
Sister Bonita Smith @



Port St. Joe

-"L^ 5emeintary School
Port St. Joe Elementary School wishes to thank all
parents, students, community leaders, and teachers who
participated in the Read Across America festivities at our
school. Together we created an atmosphere that gave a
renewed awareness of Reading and the importance of it
for everyone.
FCAT and Stanford 10 testing is here!!!! We begin
our testing March 11"'-241. Parents please remember
to provide your child with a good nights rest and a great
breakfast each day of testing. Please refer to your testing
information sheet that was provided to every student on
Friday, February 29th. Together we can Tame the FCAT
and Win on Stanford 10!!!!

Important Dates:

March 11th-24th-FCAT and Stanford 10 testing
March 24th-28th-Jump Rope for Heart during PE
March 25th-Spring Pictures
March 31st-April 4th-Spring Break



Week #19 answers are:
1. What is the first novel ever written on a typewriter?
Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain
2. What does the king in each deck of playing cards
represent? Charlemagne, David, Caesar, Alexander-
depending on the various time periods
3. True or False-Half of all Americans live within 50 miles
of this? Birthplace
4. What is the only food that doesn't spoil? Honey
5. Which day are there more collect phone calls than any
other day of the year? Father's Day

Congratulations to: Shane McGuffin, Christa Mathews, Bridget
Bryan of Capital City Bank and Linda Wood. These people
.submitted the winning entries.

Week #20-Questions are:

1. Which one of the jobs did African American
Abolitionist, Fredrick Douglass, not hold? an editor, a
US Marshall, or a minister
2. Mildews, Molds, and Mushrooms reproduce by forming
3. Name the President of the Confederacy during the US
Civil War?
4. In what year did women in the United States gain the
right to vote?

Questions submitted by: Shaye McGuffin, 4th Grader

Please email your responses to:

03t St. Ka^e

)clxii c

Important Dates:

March 5" Early
Release Day; Teacher
March 11"' FCAT
SSS Reading
March 121 FCAT
SSS Math
March 17th FCAT SSS
Science (8h grade only)
March 18th NRT
Reading and Math
March 28th Report
Cards go home; Half Day
March 31st-April 4th

The new Pinnacle pass-
words have been released
and are available for pick-
up. Please call 227-3211
to make an appointment
with Mrs. Dixon to get your
student's Pinnacle pass-
word. When you come to
the school to pick up your
student's Pinnacle pass-
word, please make sure you
bring a picture I.D. with
you. The pinnacle pass-
words are new for the 6th
grade students and also for
any student whose social
security number was pre-
viously their student I.D.
number. If your student is
a 7th or 8"' grader and your
old Pinnacle username and
password is not working,
please call Miss Butts at

For those of you who are
not familiar with Pinnacle, it
is an online grade book that
can .be accessed through
the Gulf County Schools
This online grade book
makes it easy for parents
to keep track of their stu-
dent's grades without hav-
ing to contact teachers or
wait for progress reports
to come home. I encourage
all parents to pick up their
student's Pinrlacle pass-
words. If you do not have
a computer at home, you
can use the computers in
the Opportunity Center at
the high school or the com-
puters in the public library
to access the Pinnacle web-


If you are interested in
becoming a parent volun-
teer at Port St. Joe Middle
School, please contact
Mrs. Dixon at 227-3211
or abutts( to
find out more about the
opportunities available for
volunteers. You can help
make a difference in the life
of a student here at Port
St. Joe Middle School by
donating your time.

FCAT is just around the
corner. Please take note
of the dates that the FCAT
will be given (listed above)
and plan your schedule
accordingly. If you know
that you will have to check
your child out during a test
day please let the school
know ahead of time. Also,
please make sure that your
child eats a healthy break-
fast on the mornings of test
days. Having a good break-
fast will help you child to
stay focused. Your child
can go online to www.fca- and prac-
tice. FCAT skills in read-
ing and math. Please take
advantage of this valuable
resource. Students can
ask their teachers for their
FCAT Explorer username
and password or parents
can contact Mrs. Dixon at
227-3211 to get the user-
name and password. The
Florida Department of
Education also has valuable
FCAT resources and you
can access those resources
by visiting their website at The FCAT
resources can be accessed
under the Parent section,
just click on FCAT.

AR Access for Families

We have a new site
where teachers, students
and parents can view and
search the quizzes we have.
Please note that these are
available tests, not neces-
sarily books in our library
Inspire your middle


The Greatest

Personal Checkin Account

in the World!

(ieV/l, at least we think so... take a look anmid see what YOL think! )

schooler to work hard, suc-
ceed in school
A motivated student
is a dedicated student! To
inspire your middle school-
er to do well in school:
Stay involved in his
education. Prove you care
about the things your pre-
teen is learning in class.
Pitch. in at school when
you can. Your involvement
shows that his education
matters to you.
Nurture* his curiosity.
Learning happens every-
where, not just in class.
So encourage your preteen
to explore outside interests.
If he likes art, check out a
funky exhibit together.
Help him get organized.
it's tough to stay motivat-
ed when your notes and
assignments are scattered
all over the place. So help
your preteen develop smart
ways to stay organized.
Offer feedback. When
you see your preteen work-
ing hard, let him know it!
If he does well on a project
or a test, remind him of
how much his effort has
paid off.
Be patient with him.
Chances are you're not
always motivated at work.
So don't expect your pre-
teen to be forever gung-
ho about school. Instead,
assume he'll have periods
when he's fess than, enthu-
siastic. But with your sup-
port, he'll likely get back on
track soon. *
Reprinted with permis-
sion from the April 2008
issue of Parents Still make
the difference! (Middle
School Edition) newslet-
ter. Copyright 2008 The
Parent Institute@, a division
of NIS, Inc. Source: "How
Parents Motivate Their
Children Academically,"
University of Michigan
Department of Psychology,
hints for motivating your
Combat peer pressure,
talk with your child about
trusting others
Trust is key when it
comes to peer pressure.




If your child knows which
friends she can really trust,
she'will be less likely to give
into a demand from a pos-
sibly untrustworthy source.
Encourage your child
to trust:
Herself. Teach your
child to listen to her instincts
and "inner voice" when a
peer is trying to compel her
to do something. What is
her first reaction-does -she
feel good about the request
or does it immediately raise
A true friend. Having
a few real friends-who
have never asked her to do
something that would harm
her-is a great defense
against negative peer pres-
A caring adult. Does
your child have a teacher or
other adult she respects?
What would this adult think
of what peers are asking
her to do?
You! Ideally, your child
will come to you when faced
with a request that makes
her uncomfortable. But she
won't if your first reaction is
always to explode. Staying
calm, and reasoning with
your child will increase the
chances that she will con-
sult you before making a
possibly harmful mistake.
Reprinted with permis-
sion from the April 2008
issue of Parents Still make
the difference!@ (Middle
School Edition) newslet-
ter. Copyright 2008 The
Parent Institute@, a divi-
sion of NIS, Inc. Source:
Ron Herron and Val J.
Peter, What's Right for
Me? Making Good Choices
in Relationships, ISBN:
1-889322-21-0 (Boys Town
Press, 1-800-282-6657,
Create a plan to keep
your child safe and free
from using drugs
Your child may very
likely be confronted with
illegal drugs or alcohol
sometime in middle school.
You need to know what to
do if she is.
First and most impor-
tant, it's more than a slogan
that "parents are the anti-
drug." .A child who feels
secure in your love and sup-
port, who knows you never,
hesitate to impose firm, fair
and consistent discipline
,and limits, already has the
best protection possible
against becoming involved
with alcohol 'or illegal
Other key points to
Stick with your policy.
You don't allow your child
to drink, and that means
never. It is confusing and
dangerous to say, for exam-
ple, "Oh, maybe just one
sip." Or, "It's okay as long
as no one is driving."
Know your child's
friends. Invite them to your
home. Find opportunities to
meet their parents, too. Let
them know that their kids
are supervised when they
are at your home. Expect
the same in return.
Know the symptoms.
Slurred speech, red eyes,
a "vacant" look, laughing at
nothing-these can all indi-
cate substance abuse.
Never irritate a child
who may be intoxicated.
Say as calmly as you can
that you know what is going
on. Hold off on more dis-
cussion until she's sober.
Reprinted with permis-
sion from the January 2008
issue of Parents Still make
the difference!@ (Middle
School Edition) newslet-
ter. Copyright 2008 The
Parent Institute, a divi-
sion of NIS, Inc. Source:
Michael J. Bradley, Yes,
Your Teen is Crazy!
Loving Your Kid Without
Losing Your Mind, ISBN:
0-936197-44-7 (Harbor
Press, 1-888-851-9090,


PARENTS: To ensure the best performance by our
students, please remember the following tips for your
children. Make sure they:

Attend school daily
Arrive on time
Are prepared
Have a #2 pencil
Get plenty of rest
Eat a good breakfast
Receive encouragement from you to do their best!


. . . . . .. . ........ . . .

'~ '~~''''' 'c"'~' '''~-


~i~F~~r~_~~~Tp~I~Tp~T~TP~T~~i~ ~ii'

Serving Gulf County and surrounding areas for 70 years

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


C ~ i
"L .;:

r la~nr-r

Established 1937 Serving Gulf County and surrounding areas for 70 years

Faith Christian School Academic Honor Roll

By Sam Baird

Time to spring forward!
Don't forget the time change
on the ninth. Students,
the end of this 9 weeks is
on the 19th so make sure
you want your parents to
see that report card. With
Spring break coming up;
March 31st through April
4th, you don't want to be

Senior news:
The March senior pay-
ment will be due to Mrs.
Alcorn soon. See her
for more information.
Scholarships are always
available in the guidance
office just ask to look at the
.scholarship box and pick
out everyone that applies
to you. Remember, Senior
"baby ads" and payments
are due to Mrs. Norton by
March 18th

Club and other
Organization news:
Don't forget your fan-
tastic year at PSJHS, buy
a yearbook! The final date
to grab one is March 7. Any
student whose prom date
does not attend PSJHS is
required to fill out a, per-
,mission form, due back on
'April 11. If this form is not
filled out and returned, your
-date will not be allowed to
.attend prom.

Congratulations to
,the varsity baseball team
on their district game win

against Liberty County. The
next game will be against
Brew Tech at 6 -pm on the
Track and field is still
running strong; in fact there
is a track meet at Godby
High school on the 4th.
The next meet will be on
the 15th at Tommy Oliver
Stadium, the time still to be
announced, make us proud
track team.
The soccer team's ban-
quet will be held on March
6 at 6:30 p.m. at the St.
Joseph's Bay country Club.
Dinners will be $12 each
for family members. Please
talk to Mrs. Carla May by
March 3rd to secure your
The varsity softball team
will be playing Rutherford
High School at 7 p.m. on
Thursday the 13th.

In other news, its time
to say goodbye. But before
the.last period, I would like
to leave you with a thought
from Mr. Carlos Santana
the famous guitarist, "I'm
laughing because I know the
secret of life. And the secret
of life is that I have validated
my existence. I know that I
am worth more than my
house, my bank account,
or any physical thing." So,
all of you students who feel
overwhelmed by school,
work, home problems, or
even that scholarship appli-
cation; remember, you're
worth more than what
you're struggling with, so
don't let it get to you!

Lifeguard Training

Classes at GCCC

The Wellness and
.Athletics ,Division of Gulf
,Coast Community College
will offer a series of life-
guard training classes to
be held March 13 24
and April 17 28 from
.6 p.m. to 10 p.m. in the
Natatorium on campus.
Students must be fif-
teen years old on or before
the la st day of the class
enrolled. The prerequisite
swim ability is to be capa-
ble of swimming 300 yards
continuously and showing
stroke proficiency in the
following order: 100 yards
front crawl using rhythmic
breathing and a stabiliz-
ing kick; 100 yards breast-
stroke, 100 yards either
front crawl or breaststroke
or a mix of these strokes.
It is also necessary to be
able to swim 20 yards using
front crawl or breaststroke,
surface dive to a depth of

7-10 feet, retrieve a 10 lb.
object and return 20 yards
to the staring point under a
timed run.
The cost of the course
is $100. Prospective stu-
dents are requested to reg-
ister in the Admissions and
Records office. Students
are required to bring a
swimsuit the first day of
class. Books required for
the course may be obtained
at the American Red Cross,
430 East 15th Street,
Panama City, Florida.
Classes are limited
sizes of 25 students per
class. Upon successful
completion of the course,
students will receive an
American Red Cross
Lifeguard Certification
Identification Card.
For additional informa-
tion, call Carl Kleinschmidt
at 872-3832.

GFWC Wewahitchka

Woman's Club

Students from the
classes of Mr. Huft, Mrs.
Summers, and Mr. Brown
were treated to a wonder-
ful party on February 20th
in the school cafeteria.
The celebrities of the party
were the students having
a birthday during the last
four months. Each birth-
day student was given a
card with a two dollar bill
inside. Ms. Jackie Huft,
Ms. Emmie Young, and
Ms. Carol Utzinger from
the Wewahitchka Woman's
Club provided cupcakes,
cookies, dip, chips, veggies,
and candy grab bags for
the children to enjoy. The
students and teachers feel
very fortunate to have the
continuing support of this
fine group of ladies.

Wewahitchka Ladies

VFW Auxiliary

Ms. Flora Blackman,
Ms. Ann Mann, and the
other members of the
Ladies VFW Auxiliary pre-
sented Mr. Brown's class
with a check for $50 to pur-
chase nutritional snacks for
the upcoming FCAT tests.
Apples, oranges, bananas,
and muffins have been
requested by the students
for a pre-test snack while
hot dogs, smoked sausages,
and little pizzas were put on
the list for break time. The
VFW Ladies Auxiliary has
been a regular supporter
of Mr. Brown's class for
several years. Wewahitchka
is indeed blessed to have
this' very generous group of

Book Character


Nancy Drew. Dorothy
from The Wizard of Oz.
D'Artagnan from The Three
Musketeers. Cindy Lou
Who from The Grinch who
Stole Christmas. These and
numerous other favorite
book characters paraded
the football field as the
students and faculty at
Wewahitchka enjoyed their
book fair week.

Second Nine Weeks
All A's

First Grade
Jacob Kennedy,
Ana Lacivita, Kharisma
Langston, Bryce Thomas,
and Lauren Tomlinson
Second Grade
Jordan Alexander,
Bryce Johnston, and Gabe
Fifth Grade
Caitlin Godwin
Sixth Grade
Lauren Costin, Allen
Davis, Christian Lane, Lexie
Seventh Grade
Mary Caitlin Bouington
Ninth Grade
Nate Taylor
Twelfth Grade
Trevor Burch

A's and B's
First Grade
Cameron Byrd,
Chandler Godwin, and
Isabella Johnston
Second Grade
Debra Burdeshaw,
Matthew Costin, and
Hannah Lee
Third Grade
David Davis, Alison
Gay, Dell Pickett, and Elijah

Fourth Grade
Kyle Bouington, Reid
Kennedy, and Taylor

Women's History

Month Events at


Thursday, March 6
Movie and Discussion;
"Born into Brothels," spon-
sored by the Women's
History Month Committee in
partnership with the GCCC
Psychology Club; from 5:30
p.m. to 8:30 p.m.; Student
Union West, Room 347.
Wednesday, March 12
"Finger Labyrinth
Workshop", Student Union
Breezewa y; from 10:00
a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Thursday, March 13
Movie and Discussion;
"If These Walls Could Talk,"
sponsored by the Women's
History Month Committee
in partnership with GSA;
from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30
p.m.; Student Union West,
Room 347.
For more information
about any of these events,
please call Cindy Boshelle,
769-1551 extension 2829,
or Allison Riggle, 769-1551
extension 3526.

Jax Wax Distribution LLC

Phone: 850.227.1244
Cell: 850.832.1560

772 Suite B U.S. 98

Pool and Jacuzzi Care, LLC
Gulf County and Mexico Beach
Residential & Commercial

Harry Paul
Ph: 229-8182
Cell: 227-5820
Bryan Paul
Ph: 639-3942
/ ell: 340-0734

Lic. & Ins. CPO 32-148993 Locally Owned and Operated

ujBuzz leona"d

Shop online 24/7 at
C H R-Y-S-L_ E R ON-,!,-N 0 L 1

61u5 K

Fifth. Grade
Coy Burke, Marcel
Duarte, and Elisha Vareen
Sixth Grade
Morgan Kennington and
Danielle Matincheck
Seventh Grade
Abagail Davis and
Weston Sarmiento
Eighth Grade
Tiffany Burch, Trisha
Davidson, and Tyler
Ninth Grade
Brian Pitts
Tenth Grade
Darcy Trauger
Twelfth Grade
Derek Barfield and
Zach Taylor

First Semester
All A's

First Grade
Jacob Kennedy, Ana
Lacivita, and Lauren
Second Grade
Jordan Alexander,
Bryce Johnston, and Gabe
Fifth Grade
Caitlin Godwin
Sixth Grade
Lauren Costin, Allen
Davis, Christian Lane, Lexie
Seventh Grade
Mary Caitlin Bouington
and Abagail Davis
Ninth Grade
Nate Taylor

Twelfth Grade
Trevor Burch

A's and B's
First Grade
Chandler Godwin,
Isabella Johnston,
Kharisma Langston, and
Bryce Thomas
Second Grade
Debra Burdeshaw,
Celeste Chiles, Matthew
Costin, Hannah Lee, and
Thomas Miniat
Third Grade
David Davis, Alison
Gay, Dell Pickett, and Elijah
Fourth Grade
Kyle Bouington, Reid
Kennedy, and Taylor
Fifth Grade
Coy Burke, Marcel
Duarte, and Elisha Vareen
Sixth Grade
Morgan Kennington and
Danielle Matincheck
Seventh Grade
Olivia Moree and
Weston Sarmiento
Eighth Grade
Trisha Davidson and
Tyler Sarmiento
Ninth Grade
Brian Pitts and Charles
Tenth Grade
Darcy Trauger
Twelfth Grade
Derek Barfield and
Zach Taylor

Dazzling Dolphins
Front Row: Sonnie Prieth, Eureka Gainer, Michael Rogers
(Subway Meal), Drew Jones, Brayden Register
Back Row: Lillie Whitfield, Luke Caldwell, Austin Combs,
Katie Nobles, Kathleen Rish, Ashlyn Dumas (Happy Meal).



The City of Wewahitchka Board
of Commissioners will hold a PUBLIC
DINANCE NO. 2008-1040L on Monday,
March 24, 2008 at 6:45 PM. central time
to consider adoption of an ordinance
with the following title, to wit:


Ordinance No. 2008-1040L
(Small Scale Land Use Change, Parcel
#02390-000R, Lot 1 and Lot 2, Block 2,
Harden's Addn to the City of Wewahitch-
ka, Plat Book 2, Page 22, Gulf County,
Florida) in its entirety may be inspected
at the office of the Wewahitchka City
Clerk during business hours, 8 AM 4
PM central time, Mon-Fri.

Gwendolyn T. Exley, City Clerk

Publish March 6 and 13, 2008








MARCH 10,2008AT6:00RM.,











Publish: Feb 28 & March 6, 2008


The Star, Port St. Joe, FL Thursday, March 6, 2008 7B

Ad #2008-20

8B THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, MARCH 6, 2008 Established 1938 Serving Gulf County and surrounding areas for 67years

1100 1100 1100 1100 11001100 1100 1100
through, under, or against a copy of this Notice on FL Bar No.: 0984868 publication of this Notice is Clerk of the Circuit Court LLC evidence on which the ap- identification number, if
,the aforesaid Defendant. them. (850) 227-3113 March 6, 2008. /s/Jasmine Hysmith Port Saint, Joe, FL peal is based. Individuals known;
Attorney for Personal Rep- as Deputy Clerk with disabilities wishing to (b) The name, address,
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTI- All creditors of the Dece- resentative William Michael LaPlante An ADMINISTRATIVE attend, who will need spe- and telephone number of
FED that an action to fore- dent and persons having PO Box 13525 Publish March 6 & 13, COMPLAINT to suspend cial accommodations, the petitioner; the name,
OItNhCaMtE]ana FlED that an action to fore- dent and persons having P0 Box 13525 2008 or revoke your license (s) should contact Pauline address, and telephone
| |close a mortgage on the claims or demands against Pubsh March 6, 13, 20, Mexico Beach, FL 32410 2008 and eligibility for icen should contact Pauline address, and telephone
1100 Legal Advertising following described prop- Decedent's Estate must file 27,2008 Personal Representative and appointment has beenPendarvis at number of the petitioner's
1110 Classified Notices erty located in Gulf their claims with this Court NOTICE TO RECEIVE filed against you. You have 850-229-8261. representative, if any,
1120- Anic Notces/ County, Florida: within three (3) months af- SEALED BIDS the right to request a hear- which shall be the address
1130 Adoptions ter the date of the first pub- Advertisement for Bids Timothy J. McFarland, Es- #0708-19 ing pursuant to Sections Publish March 6, 2008 for service purposes dur-
1140 Happy Ads Commencing at the South- location of this Notice. City of Port St. Joe quire 120.569 and 120.57(1) and ing the course of the pro-
1150 Personals west Corner of Lot 49, P.O. Box 278 P.O. Box 202 The Board of County Com- (2), Florida Statutes, by ceeding; and an explana-
1160- Lost CAPE SAN BLAS ALL CLAIMS, DEMANDS, Port St. Joe, FL 32457 326 Reid Avenue missioners, Gulf County, mailing a request for same PUBLIC NOTICE tion of how the petitioner's
1170GULFSIDE& BAYSIDE AND OBJECTIONS NOT Port St. Joe, FL 32456for sub- to the Department of Fi- State of Florida substantial interests will be
subdivision as per plat SO FILED WILL BE FOR- Separate sealed Bids for FL Bar No.: 0984868 itals forthe PREQUAL nanof al Services, D200ision Department of Environ- affected by the agency de-
thereof recorded in Plat EVER BARRED. the construction of: (850) 227-3113 CONTRACTORS for bidd- Gaines St.,, Tallahassee, mental rotecton termination;
1100 Book 3, Pages 24 and Attorney for Personal Rep- ing the Cape San Bias Florida 32399-0333. If a re- (c) A statement of when
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT 24C, Public Records of The date of the first publi- Forest Park Lift Station resentative Lighthouse Restoration, quest for hearing is not re- You are hereby notified and how the petitioner re-
FOR GULF COUNTY, Gulf County, Florida, for a cation of this Notice is and calling for Bids from ceived by April 3, 2008, the that the Department .of ceived notice of the
FLORIDA point of beginning; thence February 21, 2008. will be received by: the Publish March 6, 13, 20, & those prequalified contrac- right to a hearing in this Environmental Protection Department's action;
North 20 degrees 14' 55" City of Port St. Joe at the 27, 2008 tors for the referenced matter will be waived and has issued a permit under (d) A statement of all dis-
PROBATE DIVISION West along the West line Margaret I. Stutzman office of: City Hall, 305 project. the Chief Financial Officer File Number GU-466 to St. puted issues of material
FILE NUMBER of said lot49 a distance of Personal Representative Cecil G. Costin Sr. Blvd, IN THE FOURTEENTH Prequalification packets accowill dance of th case in Jlaw of Delaware, LLC, for road-ny fact If there are none the
2008-0001-PR 108.00 feet; thence North Port St. Joe, FL 32456 Port St. Joe, FL 32456 JUDICIALCIRCUIT IN AND and construction docu- of Delaware, LLC, for road- petition must so indicate;
59 degrees 15' 50" East until 5:00 PM, (Eastern FOR GULF COUNTY, ments are available from Publish February 21, 28, way replacement, other (e) A concise statement of
IN RE: ESTATE OF 554 feet, more or less, to /s/Timothy J. McFarland, Time) March 18, 2008, and FLORIDA the office of the Architect: March 6 & 13, 2008 structures/activities, exca- ultimate facts alleged, in-
FRANCES E. GRIFFIN the approximate mean Esquire then at said office publicly MLD Architects, Inc., lo- vation and placement of cluding the specific facts
Deceased. high water line'to a point P.O. Box 202 opened and read aloud on CASE NO. 07-488-CA cated at 211 John Knox fill, pursuant to Section the petitioner contends
on the Southerly line of 326 Reid Avenue March 18, 2008. at 6:00 Road, Suite 105, Tallahas- NOTICE TO RECEIVE 161.053, Florida Statutes. warrant reversal or modifi-
said lot 49; thence South Port St. Joe, FL 32456 PM (Eastern Time). COASTAL COMMUNITY ,see, Florida 32303, tele- SEALED BIDS Project location: Between cation of the Departments
NOTICE TO CREDI- 69 degrees 34'00" West FL Bar No.: 0984868 BANK, phone 850/385-9200. In- SEALED BIDS approximately 70 feet proposed action;
TORS along said South line of lot (850) 227-3113 The Contract Documents vs. up packets between the north and 1,500 fepartment south (f)c rulA statement of the spe-
49 for 502 feet, more or Attorney for Personal may be examined at the JOHN WEBB, THE hours of 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 The Gulf County Board of environmental Protection's titioner contends require
The administration of the less to the point of begin- Representative following locations: BIDWELL COMPANY LLC, p.m., Monday through County Commissioners reference monumentections titioner contends require
estate of FRANCES E. ning. Preble-Rish, Inc., 324 Ma- d/b/a Bidwell Construction, Thursday. Construction will receive bids from any reference monument R-25, reversal or modification of
GRIFFIN deceased, File Publish February 21, 28, rina Drive, Port St. Joe, FL GEORGE J. AVERY, LOU- documents will be issued lified an Gulf County. Project he Department's pro-
Number 2008-0001-PR, is Has been filed against March 6, & 13,2008 3 2 4 5 6 ISE E. AVERY, FRANK upon receipt of $100.00 qua person company address: WindMark posed action, including an
pending the Circuit Court you, an you are required to Copies of the Contract HOWARD, JANE SOUTH- deposit, or may be re- or corporation interestedin Beach, Beach Walk at Stexplanation ofhowthe al-
for Gulf County, Florida,eena f -Documents may be o-WOOD, and EMERALD viewed at the Architect'scontracting with Gulf Joseph Shores, Discovery leged facts relate to the
serve a copy of your writ- Documents may be ob- COAST PLUMBING, INC., office. County as a Waste.TireJiscove
Probate Division, the ad- ten defenses, if any to this IN THE CIRCUIT COURT stained at the Issuing Of- Defendants. Processor. Only compa- Lane (former U.S. Highway specific rules or statutes;
dress of which is Gulf action, on MARISOL MO- OF THE FOURTEENTH fice, Preble-Rish, Inc., lo- NOTICE OF ACTION Completed prequalifcation nies now listed with the 98Conty Road 30), west (g) A statement of the relief
County Courthouse, 1000 RALES of GREENSPOON JUDICIAL COURT cated at 324 Marina Drive, TO: JOHN C. WEBB, ad, packets must be delivered Florida Department of En- of ort st Joe The permlt (g) A statement of the relief
Cecil Costin Blvd, Port St. MARDER, P.A., Attorneys OF THE STATE OF FLOR- Port St. Joe, FL 32456 dress, residence and dom- to the Architect at the time vironmental Protection as and construction plans sought by the petitioner,
Joe, Florida 32456. The for Plaintiff, whose address IDA, IN AND FOR GULF upon payment of $ 200.00 icile unknown of the mandatory prebid mermittedWaste TirePro- may be reviewed at the of- stating precisely the action
names and addresses of is TRADE CENTRE COUNTY for each set. meeting to be held at p d Waste Tire Pro- fice of the Bureau of petitioner wishes the De-
the personal representa- SOUTH, SUITE 700, 100 YOU ARE NOTIFIED that 11:00 a.m., E.T, March 12, cessors need respond. Beaches and Coastal Sys- apartment to take with re-
tive and the personal rep- WEST CYPRESS CREEK CASENO.: 07-99 PR Publish February 28, an action to foreclose a 2008 at the project site, there tems 5050 West Tennes- specttothe Department's
resentaive's attorney are ROAD, FOR L mortgage on the following Cape San Bias Light- Please bid $/ton price for see Street, s Building B, -Tal- proposed action.r '
setorth below. ER LE, FORT LAUD-IN RE: The Estate of 2008 property in Gulf County, house, both delivered and picked lahassee, Florida. Copies
file the original with the EMILY B. SPEIGHTS, F Bids will be received un- of the permit may be ob- A person may request an
ALL INTEREST PERSONS Clerk within 30 days after Decedent. IN THE CIRCUIT COURT Commence at a lightwood til 4:30 p.m., E.T., on Fri- Questions should be di- trained by contacting the extension of time to peti-
ARE NOTIFIED THAT: the first publication of this _____/ OF THE FOURTEENTH post marking the North- day, March 28, 2008, from reacted to Solid Waste Di- Bureau of Beaches and tion for an administrative
notice, or on or before JUDICIAL COURT east Corner of Section 10, the prequalified contrac- rector Joe Danford at (850) Coastal Systems at (850) hearing. The person filing
All creditors of the dece- March 31, 2008; NOTICE OF ADMINIS- OF THE STATE OF FLOR- Township 4 South, Range tors, at the Office of the recorJoe 488-7708, or by writing to the request fpr extension
dent and other persons Otherwise a default and a TRATION IDA, IN AND FOR GULF 10 West, Gulf County, Flor- Clerk of Court, 1000 Cecil 227-1401. 3900 Commonwealth must do so within the
having claims or demands judgment may be entered COUNTYida; thence go South 00 G.. Costin, Sr. Boulevard, Boulevard, Mail Station i m e
against decedent's estate against you for the relief The adminisa-e s 00 minutes 33 Room 148, Port St. Joe, The original bid plus three300, Tallahassee, Florida limits for filing a petition
on whom a copy of this demanded in the Corn- t i o n CASE NO.: 08-13 PR East line of Section 10 for (3) copies should be sub- 32399. described above and
notice is served withsif plaint. of the Estate of EMILY B. a distance of 1645.59 feet Each bid shall be submit- miffed. Please indicate on Any person whose sub- serve all parties with the
three (3) months after the WITNESS MY HAND AND SPEIGHTS, File No. IN RE: The Estate of to a point on the Northerly ted in triplicate and ad- the envelope YOUR COM- stantal interests are af- request. The request
date of the first publication SEAL OF SAID COURT on 07-PR, is pending in the OLA R. Right-of-Way line of Stone dressed to: PANYNAME, that this a fected by any decision of n u s t
of this notice mustfile their this 19th day of February, Circuit Court of Gulf LaPLANTE, Mill Creek Drive (having a Gulf County Clerk's Office PANY NAME, that, the Departmenton the ap- state why an extension is
claims with this Court 2008. County, Florida, Probate 66 foot wide 1000 Cecil G. Costin Sr. plication has the right to needed. The Department
WITHINTHE LATEOFivisio, the address of Decedent. Right-of-Way); thence go Boulevard the BID NUMBER. .request an administrative will grant an extension
THREE (3) MONTHSAF REBECCALNORRISwhich is 1000 Fifth Street, ____________ / North 60 degrees 33 min- Room 148 hearinginacordance with n I ,:
TER THE DAT3)E OF THSAF REBECCA L ORRIS which 1000 Fifth Stree utes 18 seconds West Port St. Joe, Florida 32456 Bids will be received until the provisions of Sections when good cause is
FIRST P CAT NOF As Clerk of Said Court Port St. Joe, FL 32456. along said Northerly and be marked: Friday, March 7, 2008 at r120.569 a nd 120.57 of the shown.od cause is
FIRST PUBLICATION OF The name and address of NOTICE OF ADMINIS- Right-of-Way line for a dis- 1. Bids for Cape San 4:30 p.m., E.T. at the Of- 12lo569and 120.57 Should Iff the shown
THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY /s/Jasmine Hysmith the Personal Representa- TRATION tance of 318.28 feet to an Bias Lighthouse Restora- fice of the Clerk of Court Florida Statutes. Should f a petition or request for'
J(30) DAYS AFTER THE As Deputy Clerk tive and the Personal Rep- iron rod and cap marked tion, Sealed Bid #0708-19 1000 Cecil G. Costing, r you desire an administra- extension of time is filed,
DATE OF SERVICE OF A resentative's attorney are The administia- L.S.S. 4889; thence go 2. Name of Bidder 1000. Cecil G. Costing, Sr. tive hearing, your request further order of the
COPY OF THIS NOTICE Publish March 6 &13 as set forth below t i o n North 20 degrees 50 min- 3. Address of Bidder Blvd, Room 148, Port St. must comply with the pro- D e p a r t -
ONTHEM. 2008 of the Estate of OLA R. utes 24 seconds Wet 4. City, State, Zip Joe, Florida 32456. Bids visions of Rule 28-106.201 ment becomes neces-
ALL INTERESTED PER- aPLN i along said Northerly Code of Bidder will be opened at this loca- of the Florida Administra- s a r y
All other creditors of the SONS ARE NOTIFIED 08-1 3LaPLANTE, is pending o Right-of-Way line for a dis- tion on Monday, March 10, tive Code, as indicated be- to effectuate this notice.
All other creditors of the SONS ARE NOTIFIED 08-13PR, is pending in the tance of 315.24 feet to an All bids shall be delivered 2008 at 10:00 a.m.E.T. Ssth
decedent and persoIns TERU TTHAT: Circuit Court of Gulf iron rod and cap, marked by a representative of the The Public has a right to rt low. Send requests for Accordingly, the
having claims or demands IN THE CIRCUIT COURT County, Florida, Probate L.S.S. 4889; thence go Bidder or by registered attend.hearings to the DepartDepartment's final action
against the decedent's es- OF THE FOURTEENTH All persons on Division, the address of North 39 degrees 14 min- mail with return receipt re- ment of Environmental may be different from the
tate must file their claims JUDICIAL COURT whom this Notice is served which is 1000 Fifth Street, utes 51 seconds West quested. Bid bond or bid The Board reservs Protection, Office of Gen- position taken by it in this
with this Court WITHIN OF THE STATE OF FLOR- who have objections that Port St. Joe, FL 32456. along said Right-of-Way security in the amount ofThe Board reserves the eral Counsel, 3900 Com- notice. Actions undertak-
THREE (3) MONTHS AF- IDA, IN AND FOR GULF challenge the qualifica- The name and address of line for a distance of 51.92 five percent of the Bid right to reject any and all monwealth Boulevard, Mail e n
TER THE DATE OF THE COUNTY tions of the Personal Rep- the Personal Representa- feet to an iron rod and must accompany each Bid bids. Station 35, Tallahassee, by you under this permit,
FIRST PUBLICATION OF rHsCntative venue R e an the Personal Rep cap, marked L.S.S. 4889 in accordance with the In- Florida 32399 The De- pending the lapse of time
FIST PUBL0.0812P OFresentative,venue, or juris- tive and the Personal Rep- for the Point of Beginning; struction to Bidders. Per- BOARD OF COUNTY Frida 329 m theeiv p ing the lapse of time
THIS NOTICE. CASE NO.: 08-12PR diction of this Court, are resentative's attorney are from said Point of Beginn- formance and Payment COMMISSIONERS apartment must receive the allowed for the filing of
required to file their objec- as set forth below, ing continue North 39 de- Bonds and Workman's Gulf County, Florida (21) days after your receipt such a request for hear-
ALL CLAIMS AND DE- IN RE: The Estate of tions with this Court within grees 14 minutes 51 sec- Compensation Insurance /s/B(21) days after your receipt i n g
MANDS NOT SO FILE HERMAN R. the latter of three (3) ALL INTERESTED PER- onds West along said will be required of the suc- s/ Billy E. Traylor Chair- of this notice. may be subject to modifi-
WILL BE FOREVER ARD, months after the date of SONS ARE NOTIFIED Right-of-Way line for a dis- cessful bidder. man When the Department re- cation, removal, or resto-
BARRED. Decedent, the first publication of this THAT: tance of 100.00 feet; ceives an adequate and r e a
Notice or thirty (30) days thence departing said All interested parties are Attest: timely filed request for tion
The date of first publica- after the date of service of All persons on Right-of-Way line go North invited to attend the bid Rebecca L. Norris, Clerk hearing, the Department Failure to petition within
tion of this Notice February NOTICE OF ADMINIS after the date of service of All persons on 46 degrees 05 minutes 50 opening; bids will be
tion of his Notice Februar NOTIC MINIS- a copy of the Notice on whom this Notice is served secondsEast for a dis- opened publicly and read Publish: February 28 & will request the assign- the allowed time frame
28, 2008. TRATION them. who have objections that tance of 182.83 feet to an aloud at 10:00 a.m., E.T., March 6, 2008 meant of an administrative constitutes waiver of any
challenge the qualifica- iron rod and cap, marked on Monday, March 31, law judge. Once an admin- right that such a person
Attorney for Personal Rep- The administration of the All creditors of tions of the Personal Rep- L.S.S. 4889; thence con- 2008 at the Office of the Ad #2008-26 istrative law judge is re- has to request a hearing
resentative Estate of HERMAN R. t h e resentative, venue, or juris- tinue North 46 degrees 05 Clerk of the.Court, Room quested, the referring under Sections 120.569
Charles A. Costin ARD, File No. 08-12PR, is Decedent and other per- diction of this Court, are minutes 50 seconds East 148, 1000 Cecil G. Costin agency will take no further and 120.57 of the Florida
'Port Office Box 98 pending in the Circuit sons having claims or de- required to file their objec- for a distance of 248.50 Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, PUBLIC NOTICE action with respect to the Statutes and to partici-
'Port St. Joe, FL 32457 Court of Gulf County, Flor- mands against Decedent's tions with this Court within feet to an iron rod and Florida 32456. proceeding except as a p a t e
Telephone: (850) ida Probate Divsion the Estate onwhom a copy of the latter of three (3) thence continue North 46 Once the bid is awarded, The City Commission of party litigant, as long as as a party to the proceed-
ida227-1159 address of which is 1000 this Notice is served, months after the date of degrees 05 minutes 50 the Contractor will have (8) the City of Port St. Joe will the Division of Adminis- ing. If a legally sufficient
Florida Bar No. 699070 ifth Street, Port St.Joe within three (3) months af- the first publication of this seconds East for a dis- business days to sign the consider for final adoption trative Hearings has juris- petition for hearing is not
FL 32456. The name and ter the date of the first pub- Notice or thirty (30) days tance of 18.1 feet, more or contract and furnish the-re- pursuant to Florida Stat- diction over the formal pro- timely received this
Personal Representative address of the Personal location of this Notice must after the date of service of less, to the centerline of quired Performance and utes Sections 163, 346 and ceeding. n o t i c e
Terry Hauck Representative and the file their claims with this a copy of the Notice on Stone Mill Creek, thence Payment Bonds; failing to 166.041(c)(a) the following Rule 28-106.201(2), Florida constitutes final agency
1026 South Long St. Personal Representative's Court within the latter of them. meander downstream in a do such within eight (8) resolution: Administrative Code, ex- action. When this order
'Overstreet, FL 32456 attorney are as set forth 'three (3) months after the Southerly direction along business days after the Resolution #08-07: A Res- plains what must be in- b e
below. date of the first publication All creditrs of thecenterline of Stone Mill award by Owner, Bidder solution of the City Com- cluded in a petition for a comes final, any party to
Publish February 28 & INTERESTED of this Notice or thirty (30)! h e bears North46 degrees 05 antee as liquidated dam- mission of the City of Port formal administrative pro- the order has the right to
'March 6, 2008 ALL INTERESTED PER daysafterthedateofserv- Decedent and other per- minutes 50 seconds East, ages. The Performance St. Joe adopting the rede- ceeding. Section seek 'judicial review
SONS ARE NOTIFIED ice of a copy of this Notice sons having claims or de- 396.1 feet, more or less, and Payment Bonds shall velopment plan revision 120.54(5)(b)4, Florida Stat- u n d e r
THAT: on them. mands against Decedent's from the Point of Beginn- be secured from any recommended by the Port utes, and Rule Section 120.68 of the
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT Estate on whom a copy of ing; thence departing the agency of a surety or St. Joe Redevelopment 28-106.201(2),of the Flor- F I o r
OF THE 14TH JUDICIAL All persons on whom this All creditors of this Notice is served, centerline of Stone Mill insurance company, which Agency and providing for ida Administrative Code, ida Statutes and Rules
.CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR Notice is served who have t h e within three (3) months af- Creek, go South 46 de- agency shall be an estab- an effective date. explain what must be in- 9.030(b)(1) and 9.110 of
GULF COUNTY, FLORI objections that challenge Decedent and persons ter of the first pub- ondrees 05stmifnutes 50 seclished place of business The proposed clouded in a petition for a the Florida Rules of Ap-
DA. the qualifications of the having claims or demands location of this Notice must of 18 feet, more or less, to duly licensed to conduct r e s formal administrative pro- pellate Procedure by fil-
Personal Representative against Decedent's Estate file their claims with this an iron rod and cap, business there, solution shall be first read ceeding. Unless otherwise i n g
CASE NO. 07-505 CA venue, or jurisdiction of must file their claims with Court within the latter of marked L.S.S; 4889; on March 4, 2008, and will provided by statute, and a notice of appeal with'
this Court, are required to this Court within three.(3) three (3) months after the thence continue South 46 The Owner reserves the be read and considered except for agency enforce- t h e
RBC CENTURA BANK, file their objections with months after the date of date of the first publication degrees 05 minutes 50 right to waive irregularities for final adoption by the ment and disciplinary ac- Department of Environ-
Plaintiff this Court within the latter the first publication of this of this Notice or thirty (30) seconds West for a dis- and/or informalities in any City Commission of the tions that shall be initiated mental Protection, Office
.Vs. of three (3) months after Notice. days afterthedateofserv- tance of 378.15 feet to the Bid and to reject any or all City of Port St. Joe at its under Rule 28-106.2015, of General Counsel, De-
STEVEN H. OLSON, et. the date of the first publi- ice of a copy of this Notice Point of Beginning; Bids in whole or part, with regular meeting on March F.A.C., initiation of pro- apartment Clerk, 3900.
Al., cation of this Notice or ALL CLAIMS, DEMANDS, on them. or without cause and/or t MC ceedings shall be made by C o -
Defendants athin(300) ta erth O DEMANDS, on them. has been filed against you accept the Bid that in its 18, 2008, at 6 PM, City ceedings shall be made by o i
Defendants hirtf AND OBJECTIONS NOT and you are required to judgment will b e in the Commission Chambers; written petition to the monweath Boulevard,
--------- / date of service of a copy of SO FILED WILL BE FOR- All creditors of serve a copy of your writ- best interest of the Board 305 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. agency responsible for M a i l
the Notice on them. EVER BARRED. t h e ten defenses, if any, to it of County Commissioners, Boulevard, Port St. Joe, rendering final agency ac- Station 35, Tallahassee,
NOTICE OF ACTION Decedent and persons on Frank A. Baker, Gulf County, Florida. Florida. The resolution tion. The term "petition" in- Florida 32399, and with
All creditors of the Dece- The date of the having claims or demands plaintiff's attorney, whose may be inspected by the cludes any document that t h e
TO: JOHN WEBB, dent and other persons f i r s t against Decedent's Estate address is 4431 Lafayette Questions should be di- public in the office of the requests an evidentiary appropriate district court
'GEORGE AVERY and having claims or demands publication of this Notice is must file their claims with Street, Marianna, Florida, Loretta Costin, City Clerk, address as proceeding and asserts o f
'LOUISE AVERY against Decedent's Estate March 6, 2008. this Court within three (3) 32446, on or before March Gulf County Grant- above. All interested par- the existence of a disputed appeal within thirty days
on whom a copy of this months after the date of nal with the clerk of this Publish: atFebruary 28 & ties may appear at the issue of material fact. Each after this final order is
R E S I D E N C E : Notice is served, within Sharon D. Speights the first publication of this court either before service March 6, 2008 meeting and be heard with petition shall be legible f i I e d
UNKNOWN three (3) months after the 261 AvenueA Notice. on Plaintiff's attorney or im- respect to the resolution, and on 8 1/2 by 11 inch with the Department
date of the first publication Port St. Joe, FL 32456 mediately thereafter; other- Ad #2008-27 All persons are invited to white paper. Unless C I e r k
LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: of this Notice must file their Personal Representative ALL CLAIMS, DEMANDS, wise a default will be en- _______attend and participate. An- printed, the impression The notice filed with the
.215 SIGNAL LANE claims with this Court AND OBJECTIONS NOT tered against you for the yone wanting to appeal an shall be on one side of the district court must be ac-
PORT ST. JOE, FL within the latterofthree (3) Timothy J. McFarland, Es- SO FILED WILL BE FOR- relief demanded in the NOTICE OF ADMINIS- official decision made on paper only and lines shall companies by the filing
32456 months after the date of quire EVER BARRED. complaint. TRATIVE COMPLAINT any subject at the meeting be double-spaced, f e e
the first publication of this P.O. Box 202 DATED this February 25, Case No.: 91565-07-AG must have a verbatim rec- (a) Thename and address specified in Section
AND TO: All persons Notice or thirty (30) days 326 Reid Avenue The date of the 2008. oc e d Ttrd of the meeting that in- of each agency affected 35.22(3) of the Florida
claiming an interest by, after the date of service of Port St. Joe, FL 32456 f i r s t TO: Accurate Land Title, eludes the testimony and and each agency's file or Statutes. Any subsequent

* t%~4i~i~~EP~?i~C~~Tjf~:3F~K~-~S~r~j~ir~ i;


"1100 -1170

5M^aT lW(7-MOZWWE 74507':S'*f'l'MkODffC5 qqMM 2CT EA-`

Established 1938 Serving Gulf County and surrounding areas for 67 years THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, MARCH 6, 2008 9B

1100 1100 |1 1100 1 3230 4100 4100 6110 6140 7100
intervention will only be during mediation; initratie har Mexico Beach- short walk 3 br, 1 ba home on
a t (e) The date, time, and hear In de ard nstructin/Tradesto the beach w/boat sip,2 large lot in White City.
mni v nbr, 2 ba, 2 scrnd porches, I Exterior storage bldg.
the approval of the pre- place of the first media- processes under Sale 2 decks overlooking water, $65K obo Call I
siding officer upon t i o n S e c t i n s 309 Williams Ave Superintendent Hospitalityourism 1 br, ba 2nd story with $1200 mo+ dep. Call 850-527-9162
m o t i o n session, or a deadline for 120.569 and 120.57 re- Office Fuiture Beach Project balcony in Downtown his- 850-340-1216 --
filed under Rule holding the first session viable for ispo Msc needed to finish building Executive toic Appalachicola. W/D
28-106.205, Florida i f sition of the dispute, and Fri. 8-5, Sat. 8 until project. Please send Housekeepe provided, along with ws/g.
A d m i n no mediator has yet been the notice will specify the 229-6327 resume to 6885 S Mainstayuites in Port St. dep.References required
istrative Code. chosen; HWY 231, Dothan, AL Joe is now accepting ap-CartSt. dep. 850-323-0599References required.
A person whose substan- (f) The name of each lines 36301. e iis o acting a Call 850- 323Port St.Joe 3 br 1 ba, hrd oue or Sale
tial interests are affected party's representative a p CebiD#33979162 H Candidate For Rent s she 4 5h St.exicoBea
by the Department's pro- w h o ply for challenging the PROJECT Housekeeper. Candidate For Rent wood frs, rg storage shed 4105h St. Mexico Beach
posed agency action may shall have the authority to agency action and elect- GRADUATION must maintain flexible 2 bedroom apartment, 1 all850-227-7234 LOS 11TO EACH
posed agency action meay shall have o mthe authority to g N Y schedule, dependability is 1/2 bath. Across the road 116.28 x 148.84 Beautiful
choose to pursue media- settle or recommend set-r D A a must. If you have an eye from the beach. Spacious gulf view Mex- Beach House, 1935 sq.ft
tion as an alternative tement, and PortSt. Joe Capital City for detail and a passion for 8201 Pelican Walk in St. ico Bch, half block from heated and cooled. House
r e m -(g) Either an explanation w Bank Parking Lot Cutting edge, hightech service, We Want you! Joe Beach Call 647-6320 gulf, 2 br, 1 ba, deck, car- is 4 yrs. old. Four bed-
edy under Section o f statutes. 504 Monument Avenue dental practice looking for Pleaseapplyinpersonort C/HA, W/D, D/W, room, 2 baths. Screen
stattes 504 Port St. Joe FL d practice looking for Mainstay Suites $1175mo util incl. 850- Room. The house and rec
1 2 0 5 7 3 how the substantial inter- Publish March 6, 2008 Saturday March 82008 en dental assistant Experi- 3951 E Hwy 98 6485052 or 850899-0149 room along with alrec-
before the deadline for fil- ests of each mediating P 730 12:00 encein dentistry or medi- ort St. Joe, FL reationroomaon with a
ing a petition. Choosing party will be affected by Due to th harfin- 12:00 an al field a definite plus, but EOE.P bedroom have been ce-
mediation will not ad- the action or proposed Notice of Sale will train the right p rson. We 80346 Sandestin, FL Exclusibve redro Walk-in c
mrediafettio intathea cttimes, we are asking for Ideal candidate would BrtP a era ets, some furniture wils
versely affect the right to a c Notice is hereby given that help from our community have experience in den- Bandst in Resort Estate Dstts, completely tile
a ton addressed in this no- merica's Mini Storage to make the 20072008 tistry with a willingness to Other Sandestinor Rent throughout, heat pump
hearing if mediation does twice of intent or a state- and Office, Inc., intends to Project Graduation night a be a team player. We can Home 4br 35ba 3500sf + oom For Rent throughout been salt spray
not result in a settlement, meant clearly identifying dispose o or offer for sale safe and funfilled event. offer a great salary in a Reality Show for Music 1500 sf patio wlpool & M/F $380mo. Utilities s ped no orsion il
The procedures for t h e the personal property de- We arehaving a yard sae warm and caring atmos- Artists Getfasigned, outdoor kitchen, large pri- included. to share 4 br dipped so no corrosion will
p u r s u petition for hearing that scribed below to enforce a to earn money. f you here. rich, eto vate yard, Furn./unfurn. home. Call 227-17tion room 16 x 24 with cy-
ing mediation are set each party has already lien imposed on said prop- could purchase someth- Making Th Label today $3975/mo 6 month min. press wood on the ceiling
f r t h filed, and incorporating it ertyundertheserfstorage in, make a donation of Faxresumeto: ool &yad mainten. nc and walls, tiled. Outside
below. by reference, facility act statutes section sd or een sm money 850-653-3190 850-218 4 shower and deep well. 12
93.801-83.89. America's sold or even a small mone- m 850-218-0464 No realtorsx610w e20 Boatshedeandl12x
A person may pursue (h The signatures of allMini Storage and Office, tary donation, it will be please.2 br 2 ba, 2 blks from bch 20 Storage coveriingun
m e parties or their authorized Inc., will dispose of said greatly appreciated. So if fenced in backyard, $500/ Concrete walkways, awn-
diation by reaching a me- representatives. property no later than the you are ready to spring Dental Patient Coordinator mo + sec dep. Pets ok ing over all doors, fence
diation agreementwith all date of March 24th 2008. clean and tired of the old, 4130w/dep. 706-319-8889 railing along walkways
parties to the proceeding As provided in Section Property is located at 141 please call Deborah cutting edge, high-techaround house. Ready for
(which include the appli- 120.573 of the Florida Commerce Drive, Port St. Brumbaugh @ dental practice looking for Live, Work, Party, Play, St. George Island, 2 br 1 Beacon Hill Mexico the summer andouse. Ready family
cant, the Department, S t a t Joe, FL Gulf County. 850 340 1 2 4 6 an experience patient co- 50 States National Corn- ba on Pine Ave near plan- Beacharea) 2 br, 1 baandhe quests, will famslee
a n d utes, the timely agree- Suellen Fleming- Unit# 850-229-5337 I or ordinator. We are looking pany now hiring sharp station. W/D, Jennaire Cook kitchen add on, gated any 325,00000 MUS
any person who has filed m e n t B-11 Misc., Furniture, per- 850-229-8211 and I wi for a new team member guys & gals to work & top oven and refrigerator, decking, 12x24 shed, ay. 325,000.00 MUST
sonal items. gladly make arrangements REASONS, can e-mail pic-
af all parties to mediate elen Fen n glad make arrangemes ith the ability to multi-task travel entire USA. Must be unfurnished, no pets, oc- partly furn'd, W/D, walk to SA EO EA
Suell -tagonal on stilts w/deck, bch, $650 mo+dep. REASONS, can e-mail pic
timely and sufficient peti- will toll the time limita- -14 Misc. Furniture, per- rain, will move til the next our front desk as at east 18 yrs. or older 2 $950/mo. Contact 850-99-0455 or (850
tion for a hearing) and by t i o n s sonal Items. Saturday, March 15. rode ell week paid training. Trans- 864-980-8248 340-0930 Mryand Tom Price 33
showing how the sub- imposed by Sections Troy Carico- Boat 31FL THANKYOU FOR YOURskills to our patients portation & lodgingfur- Lot 14 atBryantsLanding. 268-0601/33407-0134
stantial interests of each 120.569 and 120.57 for 320Awesome Boat SUPPORTStrong communication nished. Return guaran- Wanted to Rent: 2 br, 2 ba.C/HA, furn'd,
mediating party are af- r e skills a must and previous teed. CallToday-StartTo- Responsible Snowbird W/D hkup, Carport
fected by the questing and holding an Publish March 6 & 13, dental experience a plus. day. 1-877-836-5660 couple looking for rental w/storage. $625.95 mo Inc
D e p a rt m e n t 's administrative hearing. 2008 YARD SALE FRDAY unit for Dec 2008-March Water/Sewer. No pets. 7 150
ato or pnMarch 7th &'SATURDAY Fax resume to: POSTAL & GOV JOB 2009. Need 1 or 2 br, pre- Close to boat ramp. 1/2 Bay County-
action or proposed U n March 8th, 8am-Until. 616850-653-3190 NFO FOR SALE fr to be on or blk toLokyLake & Chipo-unty-
a c t i o n less otherwise agreed by PUBLIC NOTICE Marvin Avenue. Port StJoe beach. Must be clean. Ia river. Call Fountain Area
The agreement must be the parties, the mediation Please send address, 850-227-3777 2.5 Acres, $22500
filed in (received by) the must be concluded within The City Commission of ca ti n price and contact info to: Owner Financing
Office 6f General sixty days of the execu- the City of Port St. Joe will YARD SALEI 2104 Long I PO Box 13427 Mexico Oak Grove, 2 br 1 ba, Irg
C o u n s e I t i o n hold a public hearing on Ave. FRIDAY, 8am-? Toys, rivers Beach, FL 32410 backyard, no pets, 1-941-778-7980/7565
of the Department at of the agreement. If the proposed modification clothing, household items DYou NEVER have to $50Fmo+dep, ef r t s ie--ead
3 March 1, Call after 1pm, For Sale
9 0 m e d i of the community redevel- & MUCH MORE! pay for information 227-3463/ 227-5209 Oversize residential lot.
Commonwealth Boule- ation results in settlement opment plan. The public A REAY MI about federal or postalt2- Oak Grove Sub-lola St
vard, Mail Station 35, Tal- of the administrative dis- hearing will be held on USA REAY MIX jobs. If you see a job Oak3I Oa Port St Joe. l
lahassee, Florida pute, the Department Tuesday, March 18, 2008, N hing C &B guarantee", contact the 1000 sf office/residential $65,000
32399-3000, by the same m u s t at 6 PM in the City Coin- CDL Ready Mix drivers. FTC. space, Carrabelle, FL. Call 850-653-9182
32399-3000, bythesame m u s t at 6 PM in the City Com- Excellent benefis and The Federal Trade s$600/mo Call 850-653-9182
deadline as set forth enter a final order incor- mission Chamber, City 3290 Excelent benefits and The FederalCTrade $600/mo pac f vat -- ale
wages. Commission 850-562-4996 RV Space for rent private Lot For Sale
a b o v e porating the agreement Hall, 305 Cecil G. Costin Apply in person is America's consumer lot with 1 room Cottage
for the filing of a petition, o f Sr. Boulevard, Port St. 1001 Costin protection agency. Apalahchicola condo wth full bath 9452 Olive St. 75x180, at deadend street
The agreement to medi- the parties. Persons Joe, Florida. All persons Pt. St. Joe Completely redone with Beacon Hill Call Dan lt i cleared w tree
a t e w h o s e are invited to attend and 850-229-8858 new tile, new paint & new 850-227-8225 Make Ofer 229-6859.
must include the follow- substantial interest will participate. Anyone want- Heavy duty wheelchair, USA EOE 1-877-FTC-HELP carpet. 2 br, 2 ba, shows .-1_i-
ing: b e ing to appeal an official bedside comode, quad great. $975mo, ref's .
(a) The names, address- affected by such a modi- decision made on any cane and belt, all for $50. WeblD#33977218 A publicservice checked. Call Quint at 7190
e s fed final decision of the subject at the meetingCall 48-5801 message from the 865-6933232 Texas Land Liqudaton
and telephone numbers Department have a right must have a verbatim rec- Classified Advertising Beach de 20 acres, Near Booming El.
o f t o ord of the meeting that in- Department T Paso. Good road access.-
any persons who may at- petition for a hearing only cludes the testimony and j enlI Townhouse P ONLY $14,900, $200/
tend the mediation; in accordance with the evidence on which the ap- 3300- Beach view 3 br, 25 ba down, $145 per/mo.
(b) The name, address, r e peal is based. Individuals 3 townhouse, fully fur- Money Back Guarantee.
and telephone number of quirements for such set with disabilities wishing to Drivers kitchen. Availwasher/dryer,ch 1 71 Homes 1-800-755-8953.www.sun
the mediator selected by forth above, and must attend who will need spe- Steel Buildings: e. Available March 1710- BeaHomes setranches-800-755-8953.www.sucom
the parties, or a provision therefore file their peti- cial accommodations 5 Only 25x30, 30x40, Driver Trainees or sooner. $975/mo 7110- Beach Hopert setranchescom
for selecting a mediator t i o n s should contact Pauline 40x60, 45x72, 80x150 NEEDED -85' [_ 850-7120- Commercial
0 n sstMust Move Nowl N7120 Commercial
within a specified time; within twenty-one days of Pendarvis at Must Move Now! No CDL? No Problem! 7130 Condo/Townhouse
(c) The agreed allocation receipt of this notice. If 850-229-8261. Will sell for balance owed Earn up to $900/wk. Home 7150 FaLotrms & Rand Acreages
()of he costs and fees m e 1- DELIVERY- weekends with ESTATE FOR 6140 7160 Mobile Homes/Lots
of the costs and fees m e 1-800-462-7930 pany endorsed CDL Train- 7170-W waterfront
a s s o diation terminates with- Publish March 6, 2008 E- t 33pay endorsed CDL Train- _7170 Waterfront
cited with the mediation; o u. t ng1-866-280-5309 Commercial r71 nt
withhemediationExt. 33 ing. 0100- Busmness/ 7180-Investment
(d) The agreement of the settlement of the dispute, PUBLIC NOTICE 6110 Apartmes 7190-Out-of-Town
PUBLIC NOTICE 6110 -Apartments 7190 Out-of-Town
parties on the confidenti- the Department shall 6120 Beach Rentals 3 br 2 ba house, CH&A, Rea Estate AUTOMOTIVR E MARINE
6w 3br 2 ba house, CH&A Rool Estate AuTAINE
ality of discussions and n o t i f y The Port St. Joe Port Au- .0 -Co r s 8918 Hwy 386 WetapporRECREATIONA
documents introduced all parties in writing that thority will hold its regular Trades/Crafts 6150 Roommate Wanted 10 mi between Mexico TAntique Collectible
monthly meeting on Mon- T6160 Rooms for Rent Beach & Wewa. W/D, Irg Lo81 Cars
day, March 10, 2008, at Big Money 1st Class Skil- 6170 Mobile Home/Lot screen porch, car port/ 8120- portsUtility Vehicles
8:15 a.m., E.T, at the led Trades! Work availa- 6180 -Out-of-Town Rentals storage shed, lease 1st 8140 -ans
Board Room of the Captal be throughout the US,6190- Timeshare Rentals last + dep. $850/mo: Call 8150- Commercialns
Board Room of the Capital ble throughout the US, 6200-Vacation Rentals 941-302-3010 8150 Commercial
City Bank, 504 Monument Marine New Construction 8160 Motorcycles
Avenue, Port St. Joe, Flor_ ., and Repair Work (Must 1404 Long Ave. Cute Bun- 8170 Auto Parts
Avenue, 3rt Stb 2oea ba an 1e2p8 srkf atecooled a & Accessories
Sida. All who wish may at- 4100- Help Wanted have at least 3+ yrs exp.) galow, 3 brD 25ba laundry 1,288sf atheated/cooledac &Aessories
tend and be heard 4130- Employment Some locations include: 6100 1 rmw/ & D.$850mo C arage 3 br 2 ba. Ser 8220 Personal Watercraft
If any person decides to Information Alabama, California, Flor- -- motivated. R educed 8230 Saoat arine
appe decision madeImotivated. Reduced $10K. 8240- Boat & Marine
appeal any decision made ida, Kentucky, Louisiana, MI STO A 850-819-1611. Open Supplies
With respect to any matter Mississippi, Ohio, Oregon House March 15th &16th. 8310- Aircraft/Aviation
considered atthe meeting, and Virginia *WELDERS In Prt e Hward C k 8320 ATV/Of Road Vehicles
Brighten Phoenix's Fu- heorshewillneed a rec- 4100 (Fluxcore, MIG, Stick) Joe Mexico Beach Cottage 3 Howard Creek 83- rs & raers
, ture. Teach. No education ord of the proceedings, *PIPE WELDERS 9 w6200 br 1.5 ba, fenced yard, (Gulf County)
experience or coursework and, for such purpose, he *SHIP/PIPE FITTERS 29 00 walk to beach. Call 2 br 1 ba home at 172 rhe p
required, www.Phoenix or she may needto ensure *COMBO (Welder/Fitter) 850-681-1981 N Deer Ave. New carpet
D&D MOBILE TeachingFell that averbatim record of appliances, & Linoloum 8160
REPAIRU2 TeachingFell the proceedings imade Ne *SHIP WRIGHT/ SCAF- w1-74 Port St. Joe large His- inkitchen & Ba,$125K Honda 996 '98 Suerhaw
ASEcertfiedreais the proceedings is made, Caretaker Needed- Expe- FOLD ERECTORS toric 3 br, 2.5 ba home,850-265950 Honda 996 98 Superhawk
ASE certified repairs @,850-340-0637. lude: Excellent pay, per $400/mo including tax. ened porchLike new, new back
home, business, or which record includes the nced caretaker needed *SHEET METAL ME- T overlooking Bay. Elegant ke,
o e, in e, testimony and evidence 2-3 days a week for two FOR rooms includes foyer with tire, sprocket, chain
Wewa beaches and Cape. upon which the appeal is small children ASAR Ref- CHANICS MARINE beautiful staircase, formal brakes cobin seat, $3900.
Call Dan at 227-8225 or to be based erencesrequired Pay ne- E L E C T R I S 850 sq. ft warehouse living & dining rooms850340-0865

L Dn MAI i Dan @ 227-8225 or t applicable)-AMERI-FORD T
Dave 334-3336233 gotiable. Reliable tran- OUTSIDEINSIDE MA woffic in Port St. Joe. breakfast room, paneled
SPublish March 6, 2008 portation a plus. If inter- CHINISTS Benefits in- den/office, backstairs, fire- Port StJoe, near schools, i i S,-
years, hon, d & Lancaested, call 850-340-0637. clude: Excellent pay, per $400/m including tax. places, screened porch, 3 br 2.5 be, recently re

Residential vacation New Year Out clutter 2100-Pets WeblD#33979828 $115K. Pmodeled.ican Walk Real Covered Boat Lift, up to 8210
Lawncare, Tree Trimming, diem and 50+ hours. Ca11814-, garage. REDUCED to modeled. 2080sf H/C,
Shrub Planting, General Work Bonus/TravelAssis- Call 814-7400 $1200 mo., 850-227-7234. $75,000 under apprasied
b Pl2130Pn-,Farm Animals/Gvalue. Asking $259,000.
House Maintenance. MAINTN tance Available (where 850-229-6549
OLD MAIDS Dan @ 227-8225 or 1'applicable)-AMERI-FOR
BY THE BAY INC Dave 334-333-6233 .CE Call 888-269-3381 or America's 4 RENT 16' Skiff
Cleaning Service. In BGConstructionTurades Fax 904-798-172030 HP with trailer,
Business locally for 5 21FOR APPLICATION1 ed rnhe$3,000 obo.
able, reasonable, & DoYuSWe & AIML.S Exper.preferred, but will ours) Email resumes Storage in PSJ. Call after 7:00 PM Mobile Home, Nice Lot,
good local references. Do You Want To Start The train Call 850-229-6859 (850) 229-6777 Extras, block building, Mexico Beach
Residentialvacaio New Year Out Clutter 2100-Pets WeblD#33979828 m EOE/DFWP$115K. Pelican Walk Real Covered Boat ft, up to
Residential. Etio Free? Then call A+ Or- 2110-Pets: Free to 90 18501 $Estate, 850-647-2473. 22'. Call 850-340-1216.
229-1654 or 227-5876 ganizing for a Free Con- Good Home __ ____
sultation @ 850-227-5123 2120- Pet Suppies GROUNDS KEEPER/ 220-8014
2130- Farm Anlmals/Y21
Supplies MAINTENANCE ASSISTANT ClimatS anld term rentals available. One
2140- Pets/Livestock Non-onthrCenta plu s d amage

"' ",' FOR,',, .."" PROESSBoat/gvstorage& Gulf Coast Realty, Inc. 229-1200 for more information.

;.1 ema o: .
STea-Tiny Toy Carrs Bungalow #3 1BR/1 BA near Port St. Joe $600 month
..:thstar@pcnt.-co, Poodles plus utilities.
S-p ica RtOn .-inThe.Star r'' Southern Coastal Management, Inc. Carrs Townhome #4 Furnished 2BR/1.5BA located near Port St.
Sp ,r uf i P :6.332 LONG TERh RLMNTAL & PROPERTY MANAGEMENT Joe $1000 a month plus utilities
S.... .. P..,a, 647.3342 Loe $T000 a month plusVutilities
SS, ., Barefoot Cottages -Brand new 2br/2.5 ba 1200 sq ft cottages. Screened in porches, hardwood
-for.pUblicationin iThe TimenS .. floors, washer & dryer, two community pools and hot tub, fitness center. S1050 to $1150 per Carrs Townhome #10 Furnished 2 BR/1.5 BA located near Port
S month. Water, sewer & wireless internet included. St. Joe, $1000 a month plus utilities.
,) ." "- Waterside Village ---Phenomenal 3br/3ba 1600 sq ft condo AND 3br/2.5 ba 1900 sq ft home in Coz Haven 1 BR/BA otte $575 month includes
gated community in Mexico Beach. Gulf views, washer & dryer, community pool and hot tub.y en
S.' $1400 to $1700 per month, utilities except phone
Most properties are pet friendly. Ponderosa #18 Located in Ponderosa Pines in Port St. Joe
As 8M .-Fu'.":' ME' CHANDI SE MSeeking more Inventary-offering reduced mgmt fee for 1st year. Please call 850-229-1350 $1150 month plus utilities.
0 0-,'c 3100 An. '. '. quest for more info or visit
-IFt". 3110 Appiances Seans 2 Townhome in Mexico Beach 2BR/1 BA $600 month
e 44ws Herald. 3120 Arts & Cralts plus utilities
S-. Bb ,114;. 3130 Auctions ---------------- plus u es
.Panam a~" ...iy, _EL.324,.. :...',." 3140Baby Items
.Z "310 0Buding d s I pplies Online Production ManagerI Surf & Sand 30-1 Townhome in Mexico Beach 2BR/2BA
;*;"; i--' 3160 Business ~7nn month
: -.Equipmenlt $700 month
S IeSe lChe: o YUr Ad 3170 Collec'les is seeking an Online Production Manager to work in its Destin I
nt3180 Computers office. This is an entry-level managerial position that requires strong programming I Surf & Sand 42A Townhome in Mexico Beach 2BR/2BA
S. l i, 3190 Electroncs skills. The person in this position would be responsible for overseeing Web devel-
','of' b' 3200 Firewood opment projects, creating Web applications, managing a small staff of Web devel- I $700 month
:;' '.- 3210- Free Pass It On I opers, and interacting with the sales department as well as directly with clients.I
; Adjub ents : 3220 Fuaniture Applicants must be proficient in XHTML, server and client side scripting languages Palmetto Plantation located on 15th St. Mexico Beach -
3230 GarageYad Sales (PHJavaScript) andAdobe Photoshop. A bachelor's degreeinComputerSci- Furnished $1200 month Complex has swimming pool
',. .. ,,. 3240-Guns
t ., .....,....-.., -l 3250 Good hins at ence or related field is preferred, but will substitute experience. $1200 month plus utilities.
3250 Good Thigste.$1200 month plus utilities.
lec'~your dldo"errioir:,thte.,I~T dayof insertion. 3260 Health & Filness
Wewill res bl fff insertion 3270 Jewelry. Clolhng offers a competitive benefit package, including medical, den-
S boh -e li6plrhit-rfecat rinserion 3280- Machinery, tal, vision, and life insurance; vacation and paid sick leave, paid holidays, 401(k). Paradise Porch 2BR/2BA mobile home in Beacon Hill $650
ohiyi'thepuh ra i nPofinancial ny ad month plus utilities.
ity r rsorime. si. :O n of any ad 3290 Meedcal Equipment Please send a resume to month pus utilities.
in the assfied' seo-:IS',NOT guaranteed under 3300 Miscellaneous
csscatn 3310 Musical instruments or apply online at Extra Large 4BR/3BA home overlooking St. Josephs Bay. Home
:;:- 3320- Plant & Shrubs/ app has double gas fireplace with spectacular sunsets. $2750 per
.Any iy change d.i -r drei chduie bl9 o 3330 RestauranilHotel month plus utilities
tite a new ad arnd ie.. 3340 Sporting Goods EOE, Drug-free Workplace
3350 T ickels (Buy & Sei L ---- --------- --- -- - - - - --
Z-I- X,.7 ; 7-4.


Gulf County 4-H Livestock Judging Team Places High

at Swine Judging Competition In Crawfordville

On February 22. 2008,
Gulf County 4-H Livestock
Judging Team partici-
pated in the annual Swine
Judging Competition in
.Crawfordville, Wakulla
County, Florida.
Swine are judged by
weight category, width and
depth of muscle, and over-
all balance. Participants
Judged four different weight
Gulf County had six
teams participated by team
scores. Team members
were also scored individu-
ally. There were approxi-
mately 50 competitors from
several county 4-H groups
within the district.
The Gulf County 4-H
Livestock Judging Team
have been practicing hard
to get ready for upcom-
ing competitions with the
help of new 4-H Agent Sara
Shepherd. The results of the
Swine Judging Competition
shows their hard work paid
Gulf County's Junior
'Judging Team placed
1st. Team members were
Elizabeth Cuchens, Shawn
Elia, Desiree Outlaw, and
Robin Outlaw. Desiree
,Outlaw was also the High
'Junior Individual.

Gulf County's
Intermediate Team placed
3rd. Team members were
Theryl Brown, David
Russ, and Raheem Wright.
David Russ also won High
Intermediate Individual.
Theryl Brown won 2nd High
Intermediate Individual.
Gulf's Senior Judging
team also placed 1s.
Team members were Alicia

Allison, Anthony Cuchens,
Tony Elia, and Alicia Jones.
Alicia Allison won High
Senior Individual.
Gulf County's 4-H
Livestock Judging Teams
will be competing again-
March 5, 2008 at the 64th
West Florida Livestock
Show in Gadsden County,
Quincy, Florida.
The Institute of Food

and Agricultural Sciences
(IFAS) is an Equal
Opportunity Institution
authorized to provide
research, educational infor-
mation and other services
only to individuals and insti-
tutions that function with

non-discrimination with
respect to race, creed, color,
religion, age disability, sex,
sexual orientation, mari-
tal status, national origin,
political opinions or affili-
ations. U.S. Department
of Agriculture, Cooperative

Extension Service,
University of Florida, IFAS,
Florida A. & M. University
Cooperative Extension
Program, and Boards of
County Commissioners



.0 n yr ...... 1
U . .

Call today to place your Trades & Services ad!


F -r:rfr-Tr --1, -,

Major Appliance,
Parts, Repair, Sales
S 232 Reid Ave
Port St. Joe, FL 32456
*A a cell 850-527-8086

HIaidwoodi looing


Unmatched Quality and
Value for your money

Exotic and Domestic Wood Flooring
Inlays- Borders and Medallions

National Award winner for best floor in Nation
Largest showroom in the State of Florida


An Eytra Hand Cleaning Service
Relax and Leave the Clean i ng to Us
Commercial Residential New Construction & Professional Offices

Licensed #09320 & Insured

Karen Addison
Office: 85048-569(
Cell: 850.227.8617

Faye Littleton
Office: 8506483659
Cell: 8502275277

St Joe

SLandscape Design
Landscape Installation
Pine Straw
*Grand Cover
All types of Palm Trees

Wholesale and Retail







Heating & Cooling
A/C Heating Ice Machines
Commercial Refrigeration New and Existing Homes
Over 12 Years in Gulf Co.

Owner: Brent Pierce
State Lic. #RA0066486

Phone: 229-2665 (COOL)
Mobile: 227-5568

Owned ,a /


Termite & Pest Control
* IrmilTe Tealmenlse tauanil
SMotel Flea Conrol' Condominiums
* Household Pest Control Nt I Trealmenl
* Real Eslate (WDO) Report Constrction S tes
Speciaizing in Vacotion Rental

"Serving the Entire Area"
Free Estimates
Do.ll.Yoursell Pest Conlrol Products


Cleaning Specialist0,O


l\oronis & So,
Mkhael&Anthony ,

850-229-6751 850-227-5666

4 Hc .


Over 20 Years Experience
in the following:
Carpentry: Decks & Boardwalks,
Roofing, Siding, Int Framing
Masonry: Brick, Block, and Stone
Walls, Stoops & Flat Work
Tile & Marble: Floors & Backsplashes
Landscape design:
Truck for hire: Hourly rates available
Let me be your "Handy Man"
Walt Corsa 850-867-4730

, I(Kilgore's
Driveways, Patios, Pool Decks,
Retaining Walls, Stonework &
Water Features
Pressure Washing & Sealing of
Pavers & Concrete Surfaces
Office: (850) 229-1980
Fax: (850) 229-1981
Free Estimates
Where top quality and custom-
er satisfaction meet!
2890 W. Highway 98 Port St. Joe

M ILLER *E Spring cleaning time has arrived! Don't forget to tune
EATING & AIR CONDITIONING -up your Air Conditioning equipment before the HOT
-,,L.Ep summer months. We are now scheduling cleaning for
-_ $93.00 per system.

S' ,": We are also offering a 15% discount on any equipment
i replacement. Please call us to schedule an estimate.

-EU -Z'. S Please visit our web site for all the latest information on the new
149A COMMERCE BLVD. freon laws, available equipment and efficiency ratings.
PORT ST. JOE, FL 32456
FL LIC 9 CAC1814869 vwv.'

Serving Gulf County and surrounding areas for 70 years

~~ r

1UB Thursday, March 6, 2008 The Star, Port St. Joe, FL Established 1937

. I ,


Established 1_ 93 evn ufCut n urudn ra o 0yasTeSaPr t oF hrdy ac ,08 1

NHC HomeCare Honored as Leader in Patient Improvement

With the emergence
of baby boomers into
Medicare, tough guide-
lines have been placed on
Medicare providers.
HomeCare nationwide
is monitored to ensure
that patients are improv-
ing rather than returning
to emergency rooms with
repeat hospitalizations.
While under homecare ser-
vices, Medicare measures a
patient's ability to improve
with their pain, inconti-
nence issues, wound heal-
ing, personal care, walking
and transferring, breathing
status, and their ability to
remain in the community
with or without community

For 2007 NHC
HomeCare, with their
impressive professional
leadership and remarkably
skilled staff has made great
strides to not only meet
the Medicare challenge of
consistent patient improve-
ment, but have exceeded the
Medicare national average
for all HomeCare provid-
ers combined, and achiev-
ing 10't percentile nation
wide in several key strate-
gic measures. This is an
extraordinary achievement
in the world of healthcare.
This is the second con-
secutive year that our local
NHC HomeCare has been

honored by their peers
with the Top Performer
in Outcomes Award. NHC
HomeCare proudly serves
all of Gulf and surround-
ing counties. They have
a unique team of highly
educated staff including:
Skilled Nursing, Physical
Therapy, Occupational
Therapy, Social Services and
Personal Care Attendants.
Their current patient satis-
faction score is 98%.
This achievement is tes-
timony to NHC Homecare's
dedication and commit-
ment to the community, by
their ability to consistently
provide the highest level of
quality care.

Gulf ARC Ribbon Cutting
Gulf County Association for Retarded Citizens & Transportation requests the plea-
sure of your company at our Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Friday, March 14, at Gulf County
ARC & Transportation Office and Training Facility.
122 Water Plant Road, Port St. Joe, FL 32456
10:00 a.m. Facility Tour
11:00 Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
12:00 Complimentary Fish Fry Lunch .
Funding provided through USDA Rural Development Community Facility Program

Arts & Culture Calendar

The Arts & Culture
Calendar is a service of Gulf
Alliance for Local Arts.
The mission of the Arts
Alliance is to coordinate,
encourage and .promote the
arts, as well as arts educa-
lion in Franklin Gulf and
east Bay counties.
To include your art &
cultural happenings on our
Cultural calendar or for
more information on Gulf
Alliance for Local Arts call
227.4960 www.gulfalliance.
Dixie Does
Nashville "5", Dixie
Theatre, Apalachicola
Friday & Saturday,
March 7 & 8. .8:00 PM
Come and see the fifth in a
series of performances by
some of Nashville's most
successful songwriters and
Friday night features
Charlie Black, Dana Hunt

Black, and Steve Bogard.
Saturday night per-
formers include: David
Lee, Luke Laird, Ed Hill,
and Travis Meadows.
Camp Gordon Johnston
Days, Carrabelle
Friday Monday,
March 7- 10
Carrabelle, Florida,
A celebration of all veter-
ans, who have served in
both war and peace..Events
include a Friday social
mixer, a parade and an eve-
ning dinner dance, military
memorabilia' displays and
vendors. This is truly a vet-
eran's weekend whereby a
small town takes time to say
"Thanks" to America's vet-
erans. Call (850) 697-8575
or go to www.campgordon-
6th Apalachicola Music Fest
Friday & Saturday,
March 14 15. 8:00 PM
Dixie Theatre

The 6th annual produc-
tion of this wonderful Dixie
Theatre offering, showcas-
ing wonderful performing
talent in the jazz, blues and
folk music Tields.
On Friday Brenda Bayne
will be performing. This
vocalist is a regular on the
Florida jazz scene and her
smooth' and swinging sound
is the perfect complement
to .her superb repertoire
of popular standards and
overlooked gems.
On Saturday, vocalist/
guitarist Julie Gribble will
perform, her Americana
music has managed to gain
rave reviews all across the
Check out detailed info
on these talented performers
and ticket info at: www.dixi- 850.653.3200

Left to right: Gina Ferland RN Administrator, Charoltte Turk RN, Holly Atkins RN, Cindy
Summers RN Director of Nursing, Michqel Bobzien Occupational Therapist, Faye Causey
Nursing Assistant, Kay Geoghagan Physical Therapist and Marilyn Broome Office Manager.
Not present for photo: Craig Whittle Physical Therapist, Buck Fernandez Physical
Therapy Assistant, Sandy Daves LPN, Susan Causey Nursing Assistant, Sherry Hopper
Nursing Assistant, Mollie Ludlan Office Assistant, Winter McClemore Social worker, Patricia
Paulson RN, and Sarah Allen Environmental Support Coordinator.

American Red Cross Babysitter Class

Several local girls
recently completed a Red
Cross Babysitter Training
Class. The class was spon-
sored by'the Family Life
Ministry at St. Joseph's
Catholic Church. Ms.
Tonia Perkins of the Central
Panhandle Red Cross gave
instruction in basic baby
care such as feeding, dia-
pering, appropriate play
and first aid. The class
also included a review 'and
demonstration.of infant and
child CPR. Pictured are
(front row-from L) Delilah
Harrison, Katelyn Brake,
Skye Hunter, Alex Wood,
Nicolette Haddock, (back
row) Sophie Harrisbn,
Sophie Adsit, Mackenzie
Wood, Kristin Dunham
and instructor Tonia
Perkins. For information

about upcoming classes or Joseph's Catholic Church
to contact a sitter, call St. at 227-1417.





"Where Quality is Paramount"



Nashville V

March 7 d& 8

Friday d Saturday

8 PM

Tickets $25

850- 653- 3200

www. bixieTheatre. cor

CC>ItU NTY Fl.C)> Ir)

A Na.4 E4dCA#





(850) 227-1251



Established Real Estate Firm is currently recruiting Sales
Agents that meet the following criteria:

> Licensed in the State of Florida
> Professional
> Ability & desire to accept floor duty several days per week
> Talented
> Desire to be the best and most successful agent on the
Forgotten Coast
> Experience a plus

The Gulf Coast Sales Leader 4 years in a row
Offers the Agent

> Established brand
> Longevity in the Real Estate Profession
> Great locations
> Instant Listing Inventory
> Great Commission Split
SLarge Corner Office

Interested Sales Associates should send their resume and production history to
Contact Jay Rish, Broker/Owner at
Century 21 is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Gulf Coast Realty, Inc.
Gulf Coast Realty, Inc.

The Star, Port St. Joe, FL Thursday, March 6, 2008 11B

atsE blished 1 937 Serving Gulf County and surrounding areas for 70 years

2008 Miss Gulf County Valentine Pageant

Weeks of preparations
and anticipation ended on
Saturday night, February
9, as the lunch room of
Wewahitchka, Elementary
School was transformed
into a place where beau-
ty and poise was center
stage by the presence of
31 young ladies partici-
pating in the 36'' Annual

Miss Gulf County Valentine
The event was sup-
ported by a great turn out
of family and friends with
standing room only as par-
ticipants, with beauty and
grace, moved the crowds
to hand claps and laugh-
ter. Early into the pageant
everyone knew they were at

the right place for a great
night of family fun.
Gulf County Senior
Citizen's Association, the
longtime sponsor and ben-
eficiary of the event was
represent in grand fashion
by employees who, along
with other community vol-
unteers, worked to make
the event a great success
for all involved.
Gulf County Senior
Citizen's Executive
Director, Larry Broome
served as host for the
event. Speaking on behalf
of all senior citizens of Gulf
County, Broome thanked
contestants and their fami-
lies for their participation.,
The proceeds of the event
will be used to support the
many and varied programs
undertaken by Gulf County
Senior Centers for the ben-
efit of senior citizens in
Gulf County.
The Emcee for the for
the evening was Russell
Scholz, well-known attor-
ney and Board Member.
Scholz was at home at the
square podium as he per-
formed his duties for the
3rd year in a row. Longtime
supporter and board mem-
ber Sara Allen returned
to the stage. as Pageant
Director. Ms. Allen, with
many years of directing the
pageant, achieved with the
aid of her volunteers an
experience on the stage that
prompted the audience to
affirm every contestant as
a sure winner.
Sitting front and center
just a few feet away from
the stage were the three
most important people
making a contribution to
the pageant. Judges Verna
Burch, Tonya Knox, and
Barbara Baxter had the job
to make decisions concern-
ing those who would wear

The Life of the Infamous Benedict

Arnold: Patriot or Loyalist

By: Morgan Brooks Kennington
Faith Christian School, 6th Grade

I was, as you know, a traitor to the United States of America. I was also a man who
craved power and the financial rewards that may come with it. I was creative, ruthless, and
if I had to, I would risk my own life and those of others to get what I wanted. Because of my
actions, I was resented by some but admired by others.
I became a patriot in year 1775 when I was thirty-four. I was a minor merchant and
a military captain in New Haven, Connecticut. I exclaimed "Good God are the Americans
tamely giving up their freedoms" after hearing of the Boston Massacre. I was eager to
support the rebellion so I gathered my men and marched towards Boston. On the way,
.'I thought to my self if we capture Fort Ticonderoga we can use the cannons to drive the
British out of Boston. So I persuaded the Massachusetts Committee of safety to accept my
Plan to take Fort Ticonderoga for the United States of America and to make me a colonel.
SAfter my meeting with the committee, I hurriedly traveled to New York N.Y. to'capture Fort
"Ticonderoga before Ethan Allen and his Green Mountain boys. But much to my distaste I
met Ethan Allen in Bennington. I was very much angered and surprised that Ethan Allen
did not even care if I had permission from the Massachusetts Committee of safety I could
riot even talk him into relinquishing command so' I had to accompany him during the battle.
After we seized the fort, the. Green Mountain bois celebrated by invading the rum cellars.
The Green Mountain boys drank so much that they all got slosh6d. They totally,ignored me
and my authority except when they jeered and teased me.
SThe only thing it seemed that Etran Allen and myself could agree on was that America
Should invade Canada. While the plans of invasion were still being thought through it was
George Washington who proposed my name to the Continental Congress for the task of
going to take over Quebec.
Washington put a great deal of trust in me for that I was glad. The march to Quebec
-was hard, rain, snow, mud, and hunger were but a few of many obstacle's we encountered.
Some of fhe men abandoned us taking much needed supplies. During the march I sent
a letter to General Schuyler with a trust worthy Indian scout but he handed the letter over
to the British. When we arrived at the Saint Lawrence river I had only six-hundred men. I
tried to take Quebec but for three days a rain storm prevented any movement. Because of
the letter being intercepted by the British they were able to call for reinforcements to bet-
ter protect the city. So I also fell back to wait for reinforcements from Colonel Montgomery.
SWhile waiting, small pox broke out in the camp and so we lost many men. On December31,
1775, snow began to fall and a battle had in sued and things did not go so well for us. I
had been shot in the leg and Montgomery fell dead. So Daniel Morgan was put in charge.
Because we knew little of.the area we were trapped and forced to surrender. Since I was
in command I refused to end the siege and bellowed orders from my bed. But eventually,
Sthe expedition failed.
By May of 1779 bargain between the British and I had begun. I was offered a place
,in the British military, and ten :hrc'u- rand r pounds. My wife Peggy Shippen aided .me in my
endcea'.or. I expect the winter of 1777-1778 was exciting for Peggy, for we threw a few
balls and parties.
Washington offered me the position of left wing in the army. But instead of excepting
this position, I used my crippled leg as an excuse so Washington put me in charge of the
fort of West Point. So I planned to hand it over to the British. I sent documents and routes
to enter West Point to my British contact John Andre; who was later caught with documents
that proved me a traitor. John Andre was later hung. As I fled down the Hudson River, I
wrote a letter to Washington stating "love to my country actuates my present conduct;
However, it may appear inconsistent to the world, who why seldom judge right any mans
The British never fully trusted me, and they never gave me a military position however
they moved me to London and provided well for me. I never found a job. I moved myself
and my family to Canada where I reentered the shipping business, But the Tories disliked
- me and my family. We moved back to London where I died in 1801. My wife Peggy joined
me four years later.

Th Sa ,wl pbishal h innn esyovrth et ewes

the tiaras and sashes and
be declared the winners in
their category. These ladies
accepted the task and did a
great job.
The house lights were
turned fown and the spot
lights were turned up as
the five Baby Valentine
Princesses made their
debut onstage. They were
beautiful and all were win-
ners as the crowd was
moved by their beauty and
behavior in the spotlight. It
was a night they will always
remember. Each achieved
a trophy as a reminder of
this night and to affirm
they were all;winners.
The fantastic musical
interludes of Hurricane
Donnie of Port St. Joe fed
the excitement as the girls
moved on and off the stage.
Eight young ladies in the
Pre-K First Grade cat-
egory. moved onto the stage
with each claiming and cel-
ebrating their moment in
the spotlight. Kaylee Alexis
Easter was crowned Little
Miss Sweetheart while
Shayleigh Dawson captured
the 1st runner up position
and Shania Knowles joined
the winners as the 2nd run-
ner up.
The title of Little Miss
Valentine was sought by 10
beautiful young ladies in
the second and third grade

category. The judges earned
their pay as these young
ladies had their moment
in the spotlight, When the
music stopped the winners
were Alexis Combs as Little
Miss Valentine joined by
Hope Owens as 1st runner
up and Ashley Whitehurst
as 2nd runner up.
Grade 4-6 would notbe
left out of the'excitement as
five beautiful young ladies
walked the stage and awed
the crowds with their pose
and composure. All were
winners but three of the
five would go home with the
winner trophies. Morgan
Danielle Fisher received
the crown and the trophy
and was declared Miss
Valentine Sweetheart while
Ivy Paige Suber claimed 1st
runner up followed with
Micah Paige Morgan taking
home 2nd runner up.
Combining 7h 121'
grades three beautiful
young ladies were an inspi-
ration to all in the house.
These young ladies pre-
sented themselves as win-
ners, which made the job
of the judges even hard-
er. With the walk onstage
being over and the ques-
tion from the Emcee hav-
ing been asked, it was all
in the hands of the judges.
The judges' decision in the
hands of the Emcee and

the drum roll ready to be
heard the announcement
was made, Jessica Hollie
Sarmiento was declared
Miss Gulf County Valentine
Queen followed by Tamber
McLemore as 1st runner up
and Kasey K. Pratt as 2nd
runner up.
The event was over
but would not have hap-
pened had it not been for
so many caring people who
gave themselves to help in
so many ways. Thanks to
all who had a part. Special
thanks to sponsors A&A
Homecare, Inc.; Ake's
Septic, Inc.; Emerald Coast
Federal Credit Union; Gulf
Coast Electric Cooperative,
Inc.; Taunion Truss, Inc.;
and Vision Bank. Donors
for the door prizes were
David Rich's IGA, Great
Wall of China Restaurant,
Lighthouse Restaurant,
NHC HomeCare, Pepper's
Mexican Grill, Petals N
Things, and local artist
Barbara Lawder.
If you missed the pag-
eant this year, make plans
for next year. It was fun and
exciting to see the beauti-
ful young people of Gulf
County bless the senior
adults by simply sharing
their time and just being
themselves for this much
needed and greatly appre-
ciated event.

Serve i the Forjotten CoLst

Priority Hurricane

Protection LLC.

Located at 135 Ponderosa Dr. Port St. Joe, near the airport
10 years experience (References available upon request)
Locally Owned and Operated

STEVE KELLY / Bus. (850) 899-0028
Former Manufacturing and Installation Manager at National Shutters, Inc.
Accordians Rolldown Full View Bahamas Aluminum and Clearview Panels

r- .j .s ,i i [~ ) r~i r,7, -o It '!'

Serving Gulf County and surrounding areas for 70 years

12B Thursday, March 6, 2008 The Star, Port St. Joe, FL Established 1937

University of Florida Home Page
© 2004 - 2010 University of Florida George A. Smathers Libraries.
All rights reserved.

Acceptable Use, Copyright, and Disclaimer Statement
Last updated October 10, 2010 - - mvs