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Title: The star
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Publisher: Star
W.S. Smith
Place of Publication: Port St. Joe, Fla
Publication Date: March 13, 2008
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in 1937.
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City News 3A

USPS 518-880

Obituaries 4B

70th Year, Number 21 Port St. Joe, FL 2 Sections 24 Pages

March 13, 2008

Congress Tunes in to Drought Major Typo

Creates Furor

A local delegation traveled to Congress
Tuesday morning to fetch a pail of water.
What will come tumbling down in
terms of bringing more flow to the Apala-
chicola Bay is still up in the air.
Kevin Begos, executive director of the
Franklin County Oyster & Seafood Task,
testified on behalf of the Apalachicola River
Riparian County Stakeholders Coalition,
whose other members in attendance were
County Commissioner Smokey Parrish,
Dave McLain, senior policy director of the
Apalachicola Riverkeepers; and Chad Tay-
lor, one of the representatives from Jack-
son County on the coalition.
In a two-hour hearing, the House of
Representatives' Subcommittee on Water
Resources and Environment turned its
attention to "Comprehensive Watershed
Management and Planning Drought Re-
lated Issues in the Southeastern US" and
heard representatives from Apalachicola,
as well as metro Atlanta and the farming
regions in the southern portions of Geor-
gia, tell their sides of the story.
The hearing, called in part on the urg-
ing of Cong. Alien Boyd (D-North Florida),
opened on a down note, as Chairwoman
Eddie BerniCe Johnson (D-Texas) said she
was disappointed none of the governors in
the tri-state Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-
Flint (ACF) water basin talks showed up.
"To our surprise they did not come,"
she said, urging them to resume the talks
that broke down last month. "I'm very dis-
appointed that the governors would not
appear themselves or send any member to
represent themselves."
Boyd was joined by Congressmen John
Lewis and Hank Johnson, both Democrats
from in and around northern Georgia, in
the first panel to appear before the sub-
"Georgia is in crisis," said Lewis. "If
you don't have water, you don't have much
of anything. Reserves in Lake Lanier con-
tinue to be depleted."
Lewis said the Army Corps of Engi-
neers was operating under "outdated wa-
ter control management," a charge echoed
by several of the others who testified.
"The time is now. We can not afford
to wait any longer," said Lewis. ""Water
is too precious a resource not to have a
long-term plan. We need to stop trying to
find winners and losers. Water transcends
Boyd followed next, apologizing for his
hoarse voice and joking that "maybe some
good water will help fix it."
He stressed that "long term planning

is the only solution" and while not lodging
extensive criticism, made a point of noting
that Georgia has not put into place regula-
tory steps that have kept paced with "un-
bridled development." He contrasted this
with Florida's long history of water man-
agement districts, complete with taxing
Boyd urged Congress to keep close
oversight over the Army Corps of Engi-
neers as it develops an updated water
control plan for the ACF basin and en-
couraged the three states to include in "a
transparent and collaborative process" the
use of independent and local experts to

determine the water flows that the Apala-
chicola River and Bay needed to maintain
their productivity; to set limits on water
use within the tri-state basin; to assess the
water conservation potential among all us-
ers in the basin-agricultural, municipal,
and industrial-and determine the most
cost-effective investments; and to embody
these agreements in a durable compact
with strong enforcement mechanisms.
In his testimony, Johnson said "the
people back home want a plan for manag-
ing this crisis. It is unacceptable that nego-
tiations have broken down while people in
(See WATER WARS on Page 6A)

Tim Croft/The Star
The City of Port St. Joe began the process of taking down the row houses which have
long been a sore spot to neighbors along Avenues F and G and Martin Luther King, Blvd.
The houses have long been a den for drugs and other night time shenanigans and have
been all but empty for months.

By David Adlerstein
Florida Freedom Newspapers

Hess Announces Candidacy for State Attorney

In a press release to the media
last week, Circuit Court Judge Glenn
announced his candidacy for the state
attorney's position. His announcement was
as follows:
"For almost two years now, you have
been hearing the rumor that Judge Hess is
going to resign from the bench to run for
State Attorney. I didn't start the rumor, but

today I want to put it to rest:
I'm running.
For as long as you have .been hearing
that rumor, I have been hearing a ques-
tion: Why would a Judge leave a secure
seat on the Circuit bench to run for State
That's a good question. It's a question
that deserves an answer . .
Unfortunately, it's an answer that I can-
not sugar-coat. Plainly put: It has been a
long time since anyone has felt good about
our State Attorney's Office. Four years ago,
after assignments in Gulf and Washington
Counties, I returned to the Bay County
criminal bench to find a State Attorney's
Office that tried less than one felony case
each week: I found a State Attorney's Office
that is addicted to plea bargaining and
accepting of defeat. I found young lawyers
laboring without the benefit of training and
without supervision.
The State Attorney election was on the
horizon. Anticipating the enthusiasm that
is naturally expected of a new administra-
tion, I waited for change. It didn't happen.
The State Attorney's Office continued
to plea bargain 99% of its cases -primarily
for probation. But that is understandable.
When the State Attorney's Office does go to
trial a defense verdict can be expected 50%
of the time. As a judge, I was frustrated.
When I tried to guide a young prosecu-
tor through a proceeding from the bench,

the defense attorney called me down for
"coaching". He was right. The problem of
untrained prosecutors is something I could
not fix from the bench.
As an Army Officer, I learned the
value of training and leadership. Both are
lacking in our State Attorney's Office. The
State Attorney has never appeared in my
courtroom to check on his troops. Neither
has his Chief Assistant. And the need for
training remains unmet.
We can do better.
Now, I recognize that the citizens of
this Circuit do not appreciate mud-slinging
political campaigns. The race for the State
Attorney's Office in 2004 was just plain
ugly. I didn't like it. Neither did you.
Thousands of voters who went to the
polls refused to cast their ballot in the
State Attorney election. It is widely believed
that the undervote was a response to the
toxic tenor of that race.
We don't need to go through that again.
This afternoon, I pledge to run a campaign
that will be worthy of your vote. I want to
build a better State Attorney's Office, and
you can't do that with mud.
Fourteen years ago, I ran for the office
of Circuit Judge. Because of the rules
governing judicial candidates, I was not
permitted to talk about issues, but I was
permitted to listen. This is what you told
First and foremost, you wanted a judge

who is fair.
You wanted a judge with an open
You wanted a judge who would listen
to you and who would treat you with dig-
You wanted a judge with the capacity
for compassion.
You wanted a judge with common
And you wanted a judge with the cour-
age to do the right thing.
I have done the job that you elected me
to do. I have done my best to be the judge
that you wanted me to be.
Now I am running for the office of
State Attorney. It's a different job, but it is
a job that my experience on the bench has
uniquely qualified me to do.
I have been in the courtroom and I
know what needs to be done to build a
better State Attorney's Office to build a
State Attorney's Office you can finally feel
good about.
So, what is the difference between the
office of the Circuit Judge and that of State
Attorney? Certainly, the State Attorney
must be competent in the courtroom. But
the State Attorney should be so much
The State Attorney should be a leader.
A leader must have an objective -- he must

(See HESS on Page 3A)


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By Marie Logan
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A potentially damaging situation
impacting Citizens Insurance policy hold-
ers has been traced to an erroneous news-
According to Christine Turner, director
of communications for Citizens Property
Insurance Corporation, the troublesome
statement delivered in a newsletter called
"Retrofit Florida," was incorrect.
The newsletter, an electronic publica-
tion for contractors participating in the "My
Safe Florida Home" program, said in a bul-
leted statement that, "Beginning January
1, 2009, all existing homes insured by
Citizens Property Insurance Corporation
will not be eligible for new or renewal hom-
eowners' insurance unless all openings are
Turner, who spoke by telephone with
The Star Monday, confirmed that the state-
ment, on the front page of the Jan. 7, 2008
newsletter, was "not a true statement" and
the Jan. 1 deadline only pertained to hous-
es within the legally defined wind-borne
debris area valued at or above $750,000.
Turner, who said she "was there when
the state legislature wrote and passed the
statute," read the statute over the phone to
verify the correct statement.
The issue was brought to the notice
of the Gulf County Board of County
Commissioners at the Feb. 28 meeting by
local contractor Patricia Hardman of Gulf
to Bay Construction.
Hardman, who had received the
Retrofit Florida newsletter, was concerned
about the impact the Jan. 1 deadline
would have on real estate and homeowners
in the county.
She asked the County Commission to
talk to the state Legislature and ask for
a moratorium. Commissioners said they
knew nothing about the ruling and'would
look into it.
"If you don't have insurance, you can't
sell the houses," Hardman said in a tele-
phone interview after the commission
meeting. "If you've got a mortgage and you
don't have insurance, you can have your
mortgage pulled and in an era where
we've got more foreclosures already than
we can stand."
Hardman said she just stumbled
across the ruling about two weeks earlier
as she was looking at the MSFH program.
The ruling comes from the 2007
Florida Statutes, in which the ruling on
adding or strengthening opening protec-
tions was adopted by Oct. 1, 2007, sepa-
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Flying High with the PSJ Lions Club

Special to The Star

Five Port St. Joe
ElementarySchool students
were given a special treat
on Saturday, courtesy of
the Port St. Joe Lions Club
Mentoring Program.
The students, many
of whom had never flown
in an airplane, toured the

skies over Indian Pass, St.
Vincent's Island, Cape San
Bias, St. Joe Bay and Port
St. Joe.
Garry Settle and Jon
Hooper strapped Carl
Sheline, Troy Williams,
George Cargill, Jack Riley
and Tyler Crum into their
personal planes for a bird's
eye view of the area.

Local pilot John Hooper (left) took Troy
Williams and his mom, Tara Larry, on an aerial
tour of Port St. Joe and surrounding areas.

mentor, and
who co-
o w n s
with wife,
flew the
over their
school and

Sheline looked down at his
home from 1,000 feet, and
marveled at its diminutive
"It really looked small,"
said Sheline, who snapped
a photo for posterity.
Williams, a fifth-grader,
overcame a fear of flying
and enjoyed the ride.
"I was scared when we
took off, but I liked seeing
the bay and the boats," he
In its third year,
the Lions Club Mentor
Program matches club
members with Port St. Joe
Elementary School youth,
and is coordinated by
guidance counselor DeEtta
The mentors provide
students with opportunities
to enjoy events and trips
that enhance their life
The "fly-over" was



Pilot Jon Hooper buckles in Troy Williams in preparation for their flight.

conceived by Settle, who
suggested that the Lions
Club give the students an
opportunity to fly in a small
In addition to flying,
the students, along with
their mentors and family
members, learned the main
parts of an airplane and
listened in on the pilots'
communications through a
special loud speaker.

Lions Club members Gary Settle and Rex
Buzzett welcomed Jack Riley and Carla Riley
at the air field.

Photo courtesy ofDebbie Hooper
After a day of flying, Lions Club members, Port St. Joe Elementary School students and
their guests posed for a keepsake photo. Pictured: (left to right, back row) are: Pilot Jon
Hooper, John Bass, John Branal, Gary Ross, Pilot Gary Settle, Clint Eason, Rex Buzzett, Lavon
Stripling, David Jones and James Christie. Front row: Troy Williams, Tyler Crum, Carl Sheline,
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served the students hot
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and homemade cookies.
All of the students are
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Asked to comment
about his trip, George
Cargill said, "flying is
In the near future, the
Lions Club mentors plan to
teach the children the fine
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students a'chance to make
their mothers a gift for
Mother's Day.

Lions Club mentor and
pilot Gary Settle (second from
left) suggested that the Club
take the students on a small
aircraft flight. He is pictured
with Carl Sheline, Jessie
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Re-Test of Wetappo

Creek Shows Safe Water

By Marie Logan
Star Staff Writer

In an unusual situation.
only three Gulf County
commissioners were
present at the March 11
regularly scheduled County
Commission meeting.
Commission chair Billy
Traylor and Commissioner
Nathan Peters were present.
Commissioner Bill Williams
arrived about 10 minutes
late to the 6 p.m. meeting
after driving back from
meetings in Tallahassee.
Jerry Barnes and
Carmen McLemore were
absent because of family
The 5 p.m. special
meeting concerning budget
issues was cancelled because
a quorum of commissioners
was not present.
Joe Danford, Gulf
County Solid Waste Manager,
reported on six water
samples he and several
other Gulf County personnel
took from locations on and
around Wetappo Creek,
SWetappo Farms and Gulf
County Farms on Feb. 27
to test the creek's surface
water safety.
Wetappo Farms and
Gulf County Farms are the
two long-standing "sludge"
repositories in north Gulf
County, located along
Wetappo Creek, where bio-
solids from over a dozen
wastewater facilities have

know where he is going and
he must instill in his follow-
ers his sense of purpose. A
leader must have a steady
hand. It is hard to follow
someone who flip-flops.
The State Attorney
should have a strong work
The State Attorney
should be a good manager.
Since January of 2005, the
Legislature has increased
the funding for our State
Attorney's Office by $2 mil-
What have we gotten
for that money? I promise
you we haven't seen it in the
courtroom. But if you watch
television, you will see a
bunch of public service
announcements. And if you
check the State Attorney's
parking lot you'll find a slew
of new state-owned pickup
trucks. In fact, our State
Attorney's Office has more
than 25 trucks and SUVs.
Yet our prosecutors come
to court without equipment
they need to present evi-
dence using the new tech-
nology we have installed in
our courtrooms.
The State Attorney's
Office is the courtroom
arm of our law enforce-
ment effort. It shouldn't be
a trucking company.
The State Attorney must
have a willingness to work
with our police departments
and our Sheriffs' offices.
I understand the value of
As a recon team leader
in Viet Nam, I understood
that my life depended on it.
And as a coach I understand
that a team of Davids will
beat a gang of Goliaths.
The State Attorney
should also be a coach.
When a law student gradu-
ates, he or she is ready
to take the bar exam but

been dumped for years.
According to the report
Dnfolrd presented, the
water samples lie collected
caine In well below limits for
contamination by coliform
and fecal coliform bacteria.
The certificate of
analysis came from the Water
Spigot, Inc., in Panama City,
a certified laboratory.
A recent test of the creek
by the Florida Department
of Environmental Protection
(FDEP) was found to be
faulty by an outside agency
that reviewed the DEP
Danford provided data
showing that he had applied
the strictest standards
for surface water testing,
and that the samples were
tested within two hours of
their collection, well within
viable test limits.
Traylor said the test
results "should set aside
all fears" from the public
about the safety of Wetappo
According to
information presented,
Dax Williams, owner of
the two land-application
sites, will test water from
'Wetappo Creek quarterly
from recently installed test
wells along the sludge farm
Commissioner Williams
reminded the board thatthey
still needed a policy in place
requiring regular testing of
Wetappo Creek because the
current testing is voluntary

by Dax Williams.
Land Swaps
Peters announced
that Clay Smallwood, vice
president of The St. Joe
Company, had provided
maps to the board showing
St. Joe Company land that
the company was either
swapping for county land or
deeding to the county.
The county had asked
for several parcels, including
swapping 40 acres of county
land for 30 acres of St. Joe
land on Highway 387 (Doc
Whitfield Road) near S.R.
71 to be used for a new
building consolidating the
county's Road Department,
Maintenance and Public
Works departments.
Additional acreage
deeded to the county
included 80 acres off Hwy.
22; 20 acres at the Five
Points landfill area to be
used for hurricane debris;
and nearly 33 additional
acres at Five Points currently
being used as part of the
county landfill.
In other business
discussed at the meeting:
Gulf County grant
writer Loretta Costin
announced her departure
from her position.
She said she was
returning to Tallahassee
to take a position with the
Department of Education.
Costin urged the board
to maintain the grant writer
position even during tight
budget times, stating that,

over the past two years,
through her office, the county
brought in approximately
$10.5 million in grants.
Costin is the first full-
time grant writer for Gulf
The board passed a
unanimous motion to have
Gulf County administrator
Don Butler fill the position
-Butler announced
that Gulf Asphalt Company
(GAC) was low bidder to
stripe nearly six miles
on C.R. 30-A from Dead
Man's Curve to the Franklin
County line.
The work is to begin
On March 25 from
2- 4:30 p.m. E.T., a public
information fair will be
held at the Senior Citizens
Center next door to the Gulf
County Library.
Approximately 12 to
16 agencies ranging from
health care and low income
assistance to nutrition and
eyeglasses will be there to
talk to the public and offer
information and assistance.
The information fair
is free and open to the
public and is for all ages
and all income groups. The
purpose is to give people
information on who to call
when they need assistance
and where to go for help.
Traylor asked GAC
representatives to come
forward, asking them when
they planned to break

ground for the new Sacred
Heart Hospital in Port St.
GAC's vice president
Derwin White said they
planned to begin by the end
of March or beginning of
Traylor also presented
GAC with a large certificate
of appreciation for all the
community help GAC had
given to Gulf County.
Williams received, a
unanimous motion by the
board to advertise for design
bids for several new county
volunteer fire department
buildings, particularly in
the south end of the county.
The board asked Tom
Graney for an update on
the recently revised county
Economic Development
Graney announced the
new nine-member board
of directors, and asked the
county for operating funds
and clerical help so the
EDC could look for other
cautioned Graney about
excluding the board
from future EDC activity
pertaining to confidentiality
of potential new businesses
wanting to locate to Gulf
The new EDC
board members are
Graney (chair and BOCC
Jiim Garth (vice chair/
secretary and BOCC

recommendation), Carolyn
Husband (treasurer, at
large), Jerald Gaskin
(Wewahitchka), Eddie Fields
(Port St. Joe), Tommy
Lake (at large), Doug Kent
(at large); Keith Jones (at
large), Joe Rentfro (BOCC
The position of
executive director of the
EDC is currently vacant.
Because of citizen
protests at Monday night's
town hall meeting in White
City, Williams asked to re-
examine the closing of the
White City voting precincts.
Traylor said he
would talk to Gulf County
Supervisor of Elections
Linda Griffin about it.
The White City and
several other voting
precincts were closed at the
beginning of the 2007-08
fiscal year because of
budget cutbacks mandated
by commissioners.
Williams !announced
that, according to Port St.
Joe Mayor Mel Magidson
and Port St. Joe city
manager Charlie Weston,
sewer work in Highland
View should start within
10 days, with an expected
60-day completion date.
The Highland View
sewer project is part of a
larger water-sewer joint
project between the city and
the county.

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it takes training to make
a trial lawyer. Our State
Attorney's Office doesn't
have an on-going training
program -- and it shows. I
am ready to coach this team
up to the next level.
The State Attorney

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The State Attorney
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of our law enforcement
And just like a Judge
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The recent annLounccment by the Jessie Ball
duPont Foundation that it would partner to invest
s l:, )l iI into the community of Port St. Joe should
be welcome news for those hoping to turn some eco-
nomic tides in the county.
The foundation announced that it was partnering
with another Jacksonville-based foundation to place
half a million dollars in "seed" money to fund non-
profit community development efforts in Port St. Joe.
The fund would be separate and in no way impact
the donations the Jessie Ball duPont Foundation has
made for decades through designated churches and
the garden club in the community.
By partnering with another foundation, the trust-
ees of the foundation have established a vehicle to
fund philanthropic efforts in the community.
And Gulf County is home to fewer than 10
non-profit organizations with revenues in excess of
This is precisely where the foundation is aiming
its money, to try to establish the kind of "non-profit
infrastructure" as put by fund president Sherry Magill,
"that larger communities rely on to support" quality of
life issues in the community.
As state and local governments deal with budget
shortfalls shortfalls in the sense that gouging taxpay-
ers is becoming tougher all the time the victims are
too often the fabrics of the safety net and such private
investment aimed at that net is to be applauded and
Programs for seniors, health care, affordable
housing, economic development, a vibrant arts cul-
ture, these are the kind of initiatives that have been
most hurt by government belt-tightening.
In any case, however, the county has become little
more than a spoils system borne of single-member
districts and commissioners as concerned about hold-
ing onto seats of power as making a difference for the
So the private investment of an entity such as the
Jessie Ball duPont Fund is welcome in these trying
economic times.
There is no shortage of fine minds and small
groups who are formulating ideas and taking a hard
look at how to change the landscape.
The fact that fewer than 10 non-profits with rev-
enues of over $25,000 exist, however, spotlights the
kind of hand that will be needed to make some of
those visions become reality.
And already burdened taxpayers should not be

County commissioners, courthouse employees
and, yes, this space, owe a bit of an apology to Cathey
With the acknowledgement last week that the
manufacturer of materials used on the new court-
house roof were not up to, well, actually keeping water
out, which was the point of the entire re-roofing effort,
a whole lot of crow needs to be eaten, and we'll gobble
our share.
The curiosity comes with whether county com-
missioners will, in public and before the microphones

footing the bill.
On a far more grassroots level, consider the
Supporters of St. Vincent National Wildlife Refuge.
This is a group, just a year old, which has taken
up the slack of budget cutbacks on the federal level.
While the staff at the refuge has been cut in half
over the past five years, in the past year the "friends"
in the private sector have formed a large and growing,
vibrant group that has undertaken considerable work
in improving public access to and management of the
Group members have helped carve trails, monitor
wildlife programs and generally support, with money,
time and energy, the kind of management of the refuge
that government has decided is down the list of priori-
ties, probably because there is not enough pork of
the fiscal, not wild hog variety involved.
As the president of the group said during a recent
annual meeting, this is a challenge for the Baby
Boomer generation, to give back, to do what govern-
ment is unwilling or unable to do or should not be
doing, depending on one's political point of view.
Much is the same with a group of local citizens
who are examining and attempting to formulate solu-
tions and potential action plans on a variety of eco-
nomic development issues.
Steadily they have dissected the county's situa-
tion from an economic standpoint and they should be
cheered for their initiative and stick-to-it-iveness.
Much has been learned, much work remains, but
they are doggedly and carefully looking at the issues
from all angles.
And we could add in the efforts to restore the
Centennial Building, the so-far flailing efforts at eco-
nomic development and affordable housing, as well as
those who work largely behind the scenes to provide
for the elderly and the needy.
This is where the answers are going to come, from
the private sector.
Looking for answers in the meeting room of the
Board of County Commissioners has become akin to
viewing one's self in a carnival mirror all distortion
and lack of semblance to reality.
The Jessie Ball duPont Foundation has provided
a valuable step forward, an investment in the talents
and spirit of this community.
It should be taken as a challenge to other "haves"
with a stake in the community, as well as testament
that while there may be dark clouds hovering over-
head, there are those who see bright things ahead.

and cameras as they did when attacking Cathey Con-
struction, acknowledge that they were off base in their
withering criticism of the contractor and proffer an
Commissioners bent over backwards including
their own rules to award the contract to Cathey Con-
struction and trashed the contractor when things did
not unfold as anticipated.
None of which was the contractor's fault. Commis-
sioners should make clear their mistakes in public.
There is a first time for everything.


The Short Drive

I decided it was time
to renew my affair with
the game of golf recently,
if nothing more as a stress
I say golf in only the
loosest sense of the word
because my game is to Tiger
Hilton is
to acting
or sing-
ing or
or what-
ever the
Tim Croft shedoes
to earn
Star News su c h
Editor attend
I decided to pull out the
clubs and take a few
whacks at the little white
ball because no matter how
bad one is at golf, there is
always that one shot out
there that soars against the
azure, sun-soaked sky and
makes all the hacking done
before and after worth the
calluses and profane lan-
One note should be
injected here it is never a
good sign that spiders have
taken up permanent resi-
dence in your golf bag.
If spiders and other
insects have had a closer
inspection of your clubs
than your own self, chanc-
es are those soaring shots
aren't coming easy.
And I should also note
that my clubs are not exact-
ly state-of-the-art unless
one takes a trip in the way-
back machine to 1950.
I have irons that are
signature clubs, only the
signatures belong to golf-
ers long deceased, includ-
ing several irons branded
for Betty Webb, who may
or may not have been a
famous women's golfer
sometime long ago.
You see, the clubs are
of more sentimental than
monetary value. They were
given to me by my grand-
mother and are a mix of

clubs from her and my
grandfather, who my grand-
mother took great pride in
beating on a regular basis.
Even while she was tee-
ing off from the men's tees
and my grandfather from
the women's.
In any case, given the
spider webs and general
ill condition of my clubs,
I decided to start on the
driving range, just to see
if, after several years of not
even picking the clubs up
for a practice swing, I was
still capable of at least get-
ting a ball off the ground.
Halfway through my
bucket of balls, the ques-
tion was still open and the
other golfers on the range
seemed to have moved a
spot or two away from me,
apparently for safety rea-
They observed the
amount of control I had
over my slashing and prob-
ably decided golf wasn't
supposed to be a contact
As the bucket emptied,
though, the shots started
flying a bit straighter and I
decided to go nine holes to
see what happened.
I was quickly paired
with two brothers, down
from Iowa, in the midst of
a golfing excursion along
the Forgotten Coast after
spending time building
Habitat for Humanity hous-
es in New Orleans.
That I would be paired
with folks from out of town
seemed a given when driv-
ing into the country club
parking lot and observing
all the license plates from
Ontario, Canada, Illinois
and Ohio.
To give return to the
vintage of my clubs for a
moment, let me point out
that one of the brothers,
retired from the construc-
tion trade and sporting
a brand new set of clubs
from Callaway, including a
Big Bertha driver, had no
clue who Tommy Armour,
the signature name on my
4-wood, even was.
(See KLATTERING on Page 5A)

Arlo Starts a Tradition......

Arlo Cunningham caught up
with me as I was. leaving school,
"Kes, I don't own but two good
shirts and ain't neither one of 'em
We plodded along in silence.
I hated green. It was probably my
least favorite color. I was more
partial to blue or brow- "What
exactly is St. Patrick's Day?" Arlo
interrupted my color thoughts.
Silence overtook us again.......
mostly because I couldn't think of
anything to say. We didn't celebrate
St. Patrick's Day back then. We
were big on Easter, Christmas and
the 4th of July. But if they didn't
let us out of school, how big a holi-
,day could it be?
I didn't even know who St.
Patrick was. This was years before
them little fellers started selling
,cookies on t. v. It had to do with
Ireland. Or someplace like that
over in the old country. And we
had Irish descendants in our little
community, including our family!
But Dad was too busy working to
turn aside for nothing except fairly
renowned holidays. If anyone else
broke out in celebration around
March 17, it completely slipped
by me.
Susie Branon was behind the
green wave. She had invited every-
one out to her house for a party.

That wasn't unusual. She
spent her study hall time
conjuring up ways for us
to congregate. She'd hold
Sadie Hawkins dances,
spin-the-bottle parties,
Ground Hog recognition
day, back to school "shock-
ers", getting out of school
celebrations, last Saturday
in January commemora-
A St. Patrick's Day get
together "at her place" came as
no surprise. But the reminder to
"wear something green" put a new
wrinkle in the works. I was hard
pressed to follow her logic. She
never demanded orange and black
at Halloween or red at Christmas.
"It's her cousin." Arlo must'a
read my mind. "He's from Russell,
Kentucky. I think his name is Tim
O'Meara or O'Heara or something
like that. Russell must be a big,
sophisticated city where they place
a lot of stock in this St. Patrick's
Day thing. I reckon Susie is just
trying to impress him."
I turned and marveled at Arlo.
For a guy who was "a little slow on
the uptake" he seemed to know an
awful lot. And I'd never seem him
so talkative. "Arlo, are you sweet
on Susie?"
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grow out a mite, you know she
ain't half bad." had
We all went. On a Friday night won
in McKenzie, Tennessee, in mid part
March of 1963 there was pitiful lit- new
tie else to do. I didn't wear green.
I, thankfully, didn't have anything bit
that was green! And I figured once ed i
things got rolling, it wouldn't make Kin(
any difference, misc
Bo Edwards pinched me pret-
ty hard before I even got up on the plar
porch. I whapped him up high on gree
the left shoulder! He was a couple colo
of grades ahead of me and a little rath
taller but if he wanted to fight, I tell
wasn't going to back down! Tim
Kay King pinched me in the shock
hall as I was going to get some- "Ho
thing to drink. I was too startled to Rus
say anything! Kay was also a grade big
ahead of me and she was supposed calc
to be going steady with Marvin

SKillebrew. I let it pass but I
was munching on a brown-
ie a few minutes later and
looking for something to
drink besides that awful
looking green punch when
it dawned on me. Kay was
really very attractive Lately
she had been speaking to
me between Algebra II and
lunch. And she had never
Been accused of being sub-
tle! I perked up a little. I
never gone out with an "older"
nan. But this St. Patrick's Day
y had suddenly taken on some
I figured I'd mosey around a
nd when the moment present-
tself I'd pinch her right back!
La let her know that I hadn't
sed her signal.....
Before I could execute my
Arlo came by sporting a big
n ribbon pinned to his cream
red shirt. I thought he looked
er ridiculous. Before I could
him so he introduced me to
O'Leary or O'Heary....... He
ok my hand and drawled,
wdy, how's you'ins doing?"
sell, Kentucky, ain't near as
or as sophisticated as we first
I was fixing to spill the beans
it the only reason for the stu-

pid ribbon was Arlo didn't have
no green shirt when Mrs. Branon
pinched me on the arm! I jumped
three feet and before I hit the
ground Arlo was off rattling his
"Irish" ribbon in front of Susie.
I feigned interest in Tim's East
Kentucky coal mine stories as I
worked my way toward the back
porch. Kay was last seen heading
in that direction. She had her back
turned as I eased my way past
the giant fern Miss Branon had
so carefully cultivated. I pinched
Kay lightly to let her know I'd been
thinking about her too. Before
she "came down" Scotty McCullar
pinched the blue living tar right
out of me!
It was the last pinching "straw"!
He wasn't any bigger than me! Kay
slapped me as I grabbed Scotty
by the throat and we all three
tumbled into the giant fern, kick-
ing and gouging and flailing away
at each other. It didn't take long for
the crowd to gather. Scotty blasted
me up side the jaw and I head-
butted him through the screen as
we fell into the back yard. Kay was
still in there between us.
It took Mr. Branon and two of
his hired hands to restore order!
I didn't know didley about green
punch, Leprechauns, shamrocks
or the Blarney Stone. And I'm tell-
ing you, it was a handsome price I
paid for that bit of enlightenment!
Scotty never pinched me again.
Kay didn't really like me after all.
And Susie's social gathering came
to a screeching halt.
The first St. Patrick's Day I
spent in college near 'bout every-
one in the university went to class
wearing a big green ribbon. I
spent the whole day asking each
one of them how they knew Arlo

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Boyd Launches New America Supports You Caucus

Highlights U.S. Postal Service New Larger Box with First-Ever Military Discount

Congressman Allen
Boyd (D-North Florida)
today announced the
launch of a new bipartisan
congressional caucus-
the America Supports
You Caucus-to support
members of the U.S. Armed
Forces and their families.
Congressman Boyd is a
Co-Chair of the America
Supports You Caucus along
with Congresswoman Mary
Bono Mack (R-CA) and
Congressmen Adam Schiff
(D-CA) and Connie Mack
The America Supports
You Caucus will support the
good work already being
done by organizations
across the country to
support our men and
women in uniform and their

families. Over 27 Members
of Congress have joined
the caucus, which also
will highlight the America
Supports You program,
a Department of Defense
program that connects
individuals, organizations,
and companies to
hundreds of homefront
groups that offer a variety
of support to the military
community. Through
the America Supports
You program, people are
sending care packages to
soldiers, donating airline
miles to help reunite
returning military men and
women with their families,
supporting scholarship
funds, building homes for
the wounded, and much,
much more.

"I am excited to be
a part of this new effort
in Congress to show
our appreciation for the
bravery, commitment, and
sacrifice of our troops
and their families," said
Congressman Boyd.
"There are hundreds of
organizations in Florida
and across the country
that are providing valuable
assistance to our military
community. I am eager to
highlight and encourage
these outstanding efforts
and the good work being
done by the America
Supports You program
through this Caucus."
As an example of
the positive partnerships
resulting from the America
Supports You program,

the Caucus Co-Chairs
were joined by Postmaster
General John Potter, who
announced the U.S. Postal
Service's new, larger flat-
rate box at a reduced
price for packages sent
to military members and
families stationed overseas.
The new Priority Mail Large
Flat-Rate box is 50 percent
larger than current flat-
rate boxes, and for the
first time in history, the
Postal Service is offering a
$2 discount when sending
the larger box to an APO/
FPO address, enabling
customers to send more
with one flat price.
"As veteran ofVietnam,
I know how much it means
to our troops and their
families to be reminded of

the support and goodwill
of the American people
back home," Boyd stated.
"America Supports You's
partnership with the U.S.
Postal Service to provide the
first-ever military discount
is just one example of how
the America Supports You
program is assisting our
military community."
Also joining the Caucus
Co-Chairs for the launch
of the new caucus were
Army General Gary Patton,
the America Supports You
Joint Chiefs spokesperson;
Deputy Assistant Secretary
of Defense Allison Barber;
and representatives from
various homefront groups,
including Our Military
Kids, Landstuhl Hospital
Care Project, and Angels of

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through the Department of
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Signs, Signs, Everywhere a Sign

The City of Port St.
Joe is preparing to step-
up code enforcement.
According to City Manager,
Charlie Weston, the intent
is to make our city a more
appealing place to live,
work or visit. Likewise, the
intent is not to punish but
to get things cleaned up.
The redevelopment agency
expresses complete support
of this program. The full
support of the public is
also a necessary part of
this process, and often the
beginnings of support lie
with education.
To that end, let's talk
a little about signage and
the sign ordinance as it
was originally intended.
The signage ordinance that
is currently referenced in
the City of Port St. Joe was
adopted November 5, 2002.
It states, "The City of Port'
St. Joe ...has an economic
base which increasingly
relies on tourism. In order
to preserve the city as a
desirable community in
which to live, vacation
and do business, a
pleasing, visually attractive
urban environment is of
importance. ...These sign
regulations are prepared
with the intent of enhancing
the urban environment and
promoting the continued
well-being of the city."
Signage is regulated
for a number of reasons:
to lessen hazardous
situations, confusion, and
visual clutter; to help direct;
and to advertise. Permitted

signs should be compatible
with the surroundings
and aid orientation and
not conceal or obstruct
adjacent land uses or other
signage. Signs should
also not distract from the
business of driving safely.
Signs should be installed
and maintained in a safe
and satisfactory manner.
Now, let's start the "did
you know" part of the sign
ordinance. Let' see if the
following requirements and
prohibitions are common
If a business closes,
that sign is essentially
abandoned by the business
and should be removed.
Did you know that
abandoned signs must be
removed by the property
owner within 30 days after
receiving notification? Did
you know that the following
signs are prohibited: bench
signs; off-premise signs
(signs located on other
properties); changeable
message signs (except
menu and time/temperature
signs); portable signs;
roof and above-roof signs;
sandwich board signs;
signs located on publicly-
owned land or easements
or inside street rights-of-
way (handbills, posters,
advertisements), or notices
that are attached in any way
upon lampposts, telephone
poles, utility poles, bridges,
and sidewalks; signs that
obstruct visibility; signs
attached to or placed on
any tree or other vegetation;

freestanding signs and pole
Variances are available
for any use; however,
without such variance, we
can see that there are quite
a few signs around town
that are not in compliance
with the ordinance.
In this climate where
all the advertising business
can get will help, we
nonetheless must maintain
an environment that invites
exploration and does not
appear trashy or cluttered.
With that in mind, let's start
being more aware of our
signage and start cleaning
up our roadways, medians
and intersections. One clear
example arp the wire signs
that appear in city right of
ways and on landscaping
near roadsides. We would
recommend that business
stop investing in these
signs as they will soon be
on the code enforcer's list
to address directly. We
would hate for you to have
ordered and paid for these
signs only to discover they
will not be allowed.
Copies of the complete
signage ordinance are
available at City Hall; please
pick one up if you have
questions about what is
or is not allowed and how
you can best utilize signage
within the guidelines. Soon,
we will begin a concentrated
effort to enforce the signage
ordinance within the
redevelopment area...again
not to punish but to improve
the area for everyone.

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Hosed on Water Rates

Dear Editor:
Residents of Beacon
Hill, Gulfaire, and Sea-
shores are getting hosed
every month by the City of
Mexico Beach water dept.
While most residents of
Gulf County get their water
from Gulf County at a sub-
stantially lower rate, the
residents who obtain water
from Mexico Beach are pay-
ing much more. Instead of
wasting taxpayer money to
build an necessary build-
ing in White City, we should
be focusing our efforts on
things we really need. Tell
your commissioner to stop
with their habitual follies
and boondoggles. Commis-
sioners have to start dealing
with real issues including

eliminating spending on
needless agendas instead
of working to continue the
exploitation of tax paying

Kevin Welch
St. Joe Beach

Hillary's Ad
Dear Editor:

A white, over-sixty,
lifelong Democrat and for-
mer supporter of Senator
Clinton, I lament the dupe
of Ohioans by her sleeping
child ad. Not having antic-
ipated a serious competitor
from within her own party,
Senator Clinton no doubt
viewed her vote authoriz-
ing the Iraq war as an op-
portunity to burnish her
toughness credentials for

her campaign against a Re-
publican hawk. As a con-
sequence of that entirely
self-interested calculation;
at 3 a.m. legions of Amer-
ica's children in uniform
are asleep in Iraq, with no
certainty of living through
the next day. Despite the
almost sacrilegious hypoc-
risy of her ad, no media
commentator points out
the contradiction between
its boast and her record.
Meanwhile, the brilliant,
cost-effective efficiency
and respectful outreach of
Senator Obama's campaign
have persuaded me that
the youngest among the re-
maining three candidates is
actually the wisest.

Freya Smallwood
La Jolla, CA

Klattering From Page 2A'

But Tommy and his
buds didn't let me down as
somehow I channeled, oh,
Kesley Colbert for a time
and pounded the ball into
the beautiful sky.
Not near any greens,
mind you, but that ball
sure looked pretty against
that bright blue backdrop.
The contact was all that
mattered, not the direction,
though, incredibly, I did not
lose one ball to water or
woods or some other spot
out of bounds.
At one point, one of
the brothers commented
that maybe I might want to
dial it back a bit, not try to
put everything into every
shot. But Tommy Armour
kept putting me out there

beyond those Big Bertha
drives and I was pretty full
of myself.
So full, I decided on
another nine holes and
sure enough, whether age
or what, Tommy wasn't up
to any more of me.
My first tee shot of that
second nine ended up with
the club head of my 4-wood
traveling farther than the
ball as the club disinte-
grated; something that in
this age of metal clubs of
all kinds isn't likely to be
a frequent occurrence any-
Although Tommy was
an antique, and might have
made a swell roadshow
item, I decided not to place
the shaft back in the bag

and retrieve the club heads
fearing that luck had finally
slipped through the hour-
glass and I would end the
next nine holes with more
splinters than a bench-
And it was a sign to
come as ball after ball
wound up in the drink dur-
ing those nine holes and by
the end my score, if I had
bothered to keep track,
surely would have ended in
triple digits.
But the passion was
re-stoked and I am search-
ing E-Bay for some new
There just aren't a lot
of Tommy Armour 4-woods
out there.

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this region grow increas-
ingly worried."
He also said that
Georgians have met and
exceeded Governor Son-
ny Perdue's call for a 10
percent reduction. "That
shows their commitment
to conservation," Johnson

The next panel of
speakers consisted of
Begos, Robert Hunter,
commissioner -of the de-
partment of watershed
management for the city of
Atlanta; and Tim Burch, a
board member of the Geor-

Congressman Allen Boyd (D-FL) testifies before the Wa-
ter Resources Subcommittee on the ACF water sharing issue.

gia Peanut Commission.-
"This is not a case of
people vs. mussels," said
Begos, in outlining the dif-
ficulties the drought has
caused on the seafood in-
dustry. "It is about finding
a way for all the vital needs
along the river to be fairly
balanced from cities to
farms to seafood produc-
ers to the environment."
In addition to the oys-
ter industry, Begos out-
lined other problems with
seafood workers. "For gen-
erations shrimp fishing
has been a cornerstone of
our economy, yet in 2007
the white shrimp harvest
crashed by almost 90
percent compared to the
2000 to 2004 period, and
the brown shrimp harvest
declined by 55 percent,
according to preliminary
figures," he said.
"The proud owners
of the small shrimp boats
who have worked inshore
waters for generations suf-

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fered mostly in silence, em-
barrassed that they could
no longer provide for their
families. Boats fell into
disrepair and even sank
at the dock, and shrimp
houses fell silent, too, de-
priving many workers of
paychecks," Begos said.
"The blue crab catch from
the Bay in 2007 declined
by about 55 percent from
the previous year, and the
flounder catch declined by
about 40 percent.
"I list these different
species because these de-
clines suggest how severe
the impact of the drought
was on the entire ecosys-
tem. Even with different
life cycles and feeding hab-
its, all suffered," he said.
Hunter defended the
actions taken by metro At-
lanta's five million people
in coping with water levels
in Lake Lanier that are 13
feet lower than this time
last year.
"The need for action

Kevin Begos, the Executive Director of the Franklin Coun-
ty Oyster & Seafood Task Force and a member of the Apala-
chicola River Riparian County Stakeholders Coalition, testifies
before the Water Resources Subcommittee on the ACF water
sharing issue and the effects of the low water flows on the
Apalachicola River and Bay.

is immediate," he said,
stressing that Atlantans
have adopted an aggressive
strategy for water manage-
ment, including a virtual
ban on outdoor water use,
the replacement of 55
miles of old pipes, and $1
billion in improvements to
the water system improve-
Hunter said the Army
Corps of Engineers' man-
agement plan "is not sus-
tainable. It does not allow
reservoirs to refill.
"All users need to be
part of the solution and
take appropriate conser-
vation measures," he said,
noting that the Corps needs
to stop the over-release of
water, which he said was
"wasting twice the total
amount of water metro At-
lanta uses in a day."
He also called for a
comprehensive water con-
trol plan based on "facts
and sound science."
Burch said the drought
has caused $800 million
in direct losses to farm-
ers last year, mostly in hay,
cotton, peanuts and corn,

and a total indirect loss of
$1.3 billion.
The committee's third
panel consisted of analysis
of the situation from Jess
D. Weaver, regional execu-
tive with the Southeast
Area United States Geo-
logical Survey; Brig. Gen.
Joseph Schroedel, com-
mander, South Atlantic
Division of the U.S. Army
Corps of Engineers; Sam
D. Hamilton, regional di-
rector, Southeast Region
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Ser-
vice; and J. John Feldt,
hydrologist in charge, Na-
tional Weather Service U.S.
Department of Commerce.
Cong. Lynn Westmo-
reland, a Republican from
Georgia, was among the
most active questioners,
and added a local connec-
tion when he commented
that he had visited Jimmy
Mosconis' Bay City Lodge
on several occasions.
"I have fished in Apala-
chicola Bay on many occa-
sions and eaten so many
oysters down there," he


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Turner said that,
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those do not have some
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but that notices to those
9,000 policy holders were
being prepared and would
be mailed soon.
According to informa-
tion from Turner's office,
14 Citizens policy holders
in Gulf County fall under
the new requirements, with
homes valued at $750,000
or more.
Eleven of them current-
ly receive no shutter credit
on their Citizens policies;
three of them already have
installed the strongest type
of hurricane shutters recog-
nized by Citizens.
For the homeown-
ers with policies through
Citizens, whose homes
are valued at $750,000
and above, and who have
no opening protections
installed, time is limited for
the required retro-fitting of
all openings.
To comply with the new
building code, a homeown-
er will either have to add
hurricane-approved shut-
ters to each window, sky-
light and door, including
garage doors, or completely
replace every opening with
impact certified ones by
Jan. 1 of next-year, or lose
his Citizens' coverage.
Either choice carries
a hefty price tag, even for

small houses.
Costs are based on the
number of windows, doors
and skylights in a house -
not on the square footage.
A call to Bayside
Lumber in Port St. Joe
revealed just how dramatic
the difference can be.
According to Bayside's
Angle Carpenter, a cus-
tomer could be assured of
almost doubling the cost
by going from an in-stock,
non-impact window to a
certified impact window.
Allowing for price dif-
ferences among brands,
Carpenter said the cost of a
standard 36-inch, in-stock,
non-impact window was
approximately $126 per
She said the same
size (36-inch) window with
impact glass would cost
approximately $575.
Hurricane shutters,
have as much price spread,
according to Mark Oblin,
who handles shutter orders
for Taylor Building Supply
in Eastpoint.
A non-operable alumi-
num panel costs about $8.
per square foot, according
to Oblin. "But you often
can't use them because the
windows are not accessible
from the walk, yard or drive-
way," Oblin said, explaining
that a homeowner should
not try to install this type
shutter while using a lad-
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style shutter, Oblin said, was
an accordion style, approxi-
mately $20-$25 per square
foot, followed by colonial
or Bahamian-style shutters
at approximately $40 per
square foot, and electric
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By Ryan Burr
Florida Freedom
The contact between
police and local towing com-
panies is frequent, and in
the case of White's Wrecker
Service, it also was generous
and friendly.
For more than 40
years, Richard White owned
and operated White's
Wrecker Service, originally
in Springfield and then in
Callaway, first using a 1949
Chevy truck with a hand
crank. He died Tuesday at
age 80.
Described as a "fine
Christian man" who was
cordial and helpful to any-
one, White displayed those
qualities on the job by tow-
ing wrecked police cars in
eastern Bay County for free,
friends and family said.
"He took care of the cit-
ies. He would say, 'If I charge
them, they have to charge
the taxpayer, so it's better
to help them out,'" said his
son, Spud White, who still
works in his father's busi-
ness, now called Spud and
Bubba's Wrecker Service. It
has offices in Wewahitchka
and on Star Avenue in
Panama City.
Spud White said part
of his father's experience
in the wrecker service was
responding to fatal accidents
or saving people from near-
fatal accidents.
"I've seen him drive 100
mph to save a life," Spud
White said. "He was a great
man. It didn't matter who,
what, where or when. He
was there. He's gotten peo-
ple out of cars at Tyndall Air
Force Base. I remember one
time he got a nurse out."
In the 1960s and '70s,
Spud White said his father
used cutting torches on his
wrecker because the Jaws
of Life didn't exist. Spud
White said his father in
1968 bought the area's first
hydraulic tow truck, part of
the reason his services were
so in demand.
Richard White con-
tracted with Callaway until
recent years to handle their
towing needs, including city
vehicles, said City Manager
Judy Whitis.
Holiday DUI
Richard White was
revered among local law
enforcement also because
he was an innovator. He
started the Holiday DUI pro-
gram, carrying people and
cars home on his wreckers
on New Year's Eve. He pur-
chased the first police car
and radio equipment for the
Callaway police station and
started the first rescue unit
in Bay County.
Spud White said his
father focused on mechanics
as a profession after 1949.
Earlier in his life, he was
in the U.S. Army, working

for a bomb-disposal unit
overseas. In his down time,
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and was an avid fisherman.

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By Marie Logan
Star Staff Writer

Water will make it to
Overstreet on time. That's
the belief of the county.
Despite earlier fears
that a county grant paying
for water lines to Overstreet
will expire before the work
will, Gulf County admin-
istrator Don Butler said
Monday that the work will
come in by the Aug. 9 dead-
According to Butler,
the original Community
Development. Block Grant
(CDBG) underwriting
the work was a two-year,
$638,000 grant awarded to
the county, originally expir-
ing Feb. 9 of this year.
The grant came into
play when the city of Port St.
Joe wanted to annex the St.
Joe Company's WindMark
development into the city
several years ago.
As part of the pre-
annexation agreement,
Butler said, the city agreed
to pay for any overages not
covered by the CDBG grant,
which was obtained to run
water and/or sewer lines to
White City, Highland View,
St. Joe Beach, Beacon Hill
and Overstreet.
But the city and county
have been at odds over the
progress of the project for
the last two years. Late last
year, when it appeared that
the work would not be com-
pleted by the grant's original
Feb. 9 deadline, the county
asked for, and received, a
six-month extension on the
grant, extending it to Aug.
When the bids came
in for the final phase of
the project running water
lines to the Overstreet com-
munity Butler said the
bids were "written like they
had plenty of time and were
written for work to be com-
pleted in 180 days."

That was at the begin-
ning of this year. with little
or no cushion of time to
meet the Aug. 9 deadline,
and the county could not
get another extension, he
The County
Commission decided to
reject those first bids at
a recent meeting, and re-
bid the project, Butler said,
with a 75-day deadline for
completion of the work
included in the bids.
He said he was confi-
dent that the new 75-day
deadline would allow the
project to come in on or
before the money was cut
off on Aug. 9.
According to Butler, the
Aug. 9 deadline applies only
to the water lines and hook-
ups for the Overstreet com-
munity. He said although
the city of Port St. Joe and
the county agree that the
deadline for completion
of the project has already
passed, they will continue
to try to get more grant
money to help pay for the
remainder of the work as
originally planned.
When the entire proj-
ect is completed, White
City, Highland View, St.
Joe Beach, Beacon Hill and
Overstreet will be connect-
ed to the Port St. Joe water
and sewer system.
Until this project, White
City used septic tanks and
wells; Highland View and
St. Joe Beach had city water
but were on septic tanks;
and Overstreet was on well
and septic tank systems.
Beacon Hill and the,Gulf
Aire subdivision (between
Beacon Hill and St. Joe
Beach) uses Mexico Beach
infrastructure for water
and sewer. Gulf County is
negotiating to purchase the
Mexico Beach systems cur-
rently serving Gulf Aire and
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Baseball with a Winning Week

By Jonathan Davidson
Star Staff Writer
Severe rain, soak-
ing the baseball field early
Friday morning, threat-
ened to shorten the Tiger
Sharks to a single game, an
away game Tuesday at West
Gadsden (22-0).
Students from Port St.
Joe High School, players
and non-players, worked
diligently throughout the
day to prepare it for a week-
end tournament. Umpires
at Friday's game comment-
ed that it was the only game
in the area not to be called
off on account of weather
Fully appreciating the
chance to play, Port St.
Joe proved itself victorious
against Smith Station of
Alabama (8-6) and Williston
of Central Florida (4-2).
West Gadsden
Port St. Joe scored
nine runs in the first inning
to propel the win March
4 over West Gadsden.
Pitcher Jacob Thompson
earned his first win of the
season, striking out three
in two innings and giv-
ing up no hits or walks.
Relief pitchers Jamie Bird,
Chris Cochran, and Jacob
Gentry each pitched score-
less innings while giving up
two hits combined.
Thompson was 2 for 3
with one run, one double,
and three RBI.
Corbin Vickery had
three hits. Bird was 1 for 1
with two runs and an RBI
while Hayes Philyaw was 2
for 2 with one run and an
RBI double.
Matt Gannon was 3 for
4 with two doubles and 4
RBI, and Cochran was 2
for 3, scored two runs, and
drove in two.
Every batter on the
Shark bench got to play.
Players also contributing
hits were Chris Thomas,
Matt Wright,. Brandon
Strickland, and Gentry.
Smith Station
Port St. Joe took on
Smith Station, a 6-A school
(the largest classification)
from Alabama with a 9-0
season record, and pre-
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failed 8-6. The game func-
tioned as a double-header
for Smith Station, which
faced Williston first and
Port St. Joe three hours
Again, the Sharks
scored roughly half their
runs in the first inning,
with four runs.
Leadoff hitter Levi
Richter reached on error
and Vickery moved him
over with a sacrifice bunt,
reaching base himself on
a second Smith Station
error, after which Jonathan
Graham ran for Vickery.
Bird sacrificed Richter
and Graham into scoring
position. Philyaw finished
the job with a two-run sin-
gle. Gannon scored Philyaw
on a triple. Thomas ran for
Gannon (who was pitching)
and scored on a passed
With the win over Smith
Station, Gannon's pitching
record improved to 2-1. He
pitched five innings, struck
out two, and gave up 11
hits and five earned runs.
Earning his first save
the year, Cochran entered
as relief in the sixth inning
with two on and no outs.
He struck out the first bat-
ter. Then Wright made a fly-
ing catch in the right center
gap and threw out a runner
who had not tagged up.
Tyrone Dawson hit a
two-out single to run Bird
in from second to make it
5-1 in Port St. Joe's favor.
By the top of the fifth,
however, Smith Station got
a grip on Gannon's pitching
and scored five of its six
runs, pulling in front 6-5.
The Sharks answered
back in the bottom of
the frame with two runs.
Vickery got to first on a
walk, after which Graham
ran for him, and Bird sin-
gled. Two throwing errors
on the next play allowed
both to score.
Thompson provided
the Tiger Sharks an insur-
ance run in the last inning
when he completely round-
ed the bases after striking
out. The ball flew past the
catcher and Smith Station
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couldn't seem to find it
"I'm real proud of the
team stepping up," Head
Coach Mike Bullock said.
"It was their most complete
game with a big-time oppo-
nent. I saw more emotion
and intensity than what
we've played with all year."
Bird went 2 for 2 with
Vickery, Philyaw, Gannon,
and Cochran adding a hit
Bird (2-2) got the win
on the mound the following
evening. In six innings he
struck out six and walked
none, giving up five hits
and two earned runs.
"Jamie Bird did a good
job pitching: tight on the
strike zone and not walk-
ing anyone," Coach Bullock
said. "It was not necessarily
his best stuff, but he stuck
with it and the defense
played very solid behind
In relief, Cochran saved
a second game in two days.
He struck out one and gave
up a hit and a walk.
Williston scored first,
prompting immediate retal-
iation by Port St. Joe.
Wright took a two-
out walk and was doubled
home by Richter. Vickery
had an RBI single to score
Richter and make the score
Williston tied the game
2-2 in the fifth, and had
runners on first and third.
Bird pitched out of it with
short flies to right field
and third base, followed
by a deep pop to right field
which ended the inning.
In the bottom of the
sixth, Richter led off with
another walk, and Vickery
bunted him second.
Left-handed hitting
Bird sent a 1-0 pitch out
past the right field fence for
a two-run home run.
The home run was key
to securing the win, Bullock
said. Port St. Joe's season
record is now 5-5.
Bird and Philyaw both
went 2 for 3, while Richter,
Vickery, Gannon, and
Cochran contributed hits.,

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Lady Gators Bash Liberty

County Times Two

The numbers tell the
story 30-9.
That was the margin
last week as Wewahitchka
High School's softball team
ripped district foe Liberty
County twice, 10-0 at
Liberty County and 20-9
on the Lady Gators' home
The Lady Gators raised
their overall record to 6-1
- the only loss to large-
school power Tallahassee
Lincoln and are now 4-0
in District 1-1A.
The long ball was the
instrument of victory last
week for Wewahitchka, the
defending Class 1A state
champions, which has now
hit 18 home runs in its first
seven games.
Samantha Rich, who
hit a two-run home run
last Monday at Liberty
County, and a solo shot last
Thursday when the Lady
Bulldogs came calling, has
four on the year.
Rich (4-1) dominated
Liberty County last Monday,
tossing a five-inning no-hit-
ter the game was called
after five frames on the
mercy rule with 13 strike-
outs and no walks.
Chelsey Pettis hit a
solo home run for the Lady
Gators, who mashed 12
hits and benefited from two
Liberty County errors.
On Thursday, Rich
came on to pitch the final
two innings to nail down the
win, striking out five while
allowing no hits.
The Lady Gators had
20 runs on 10 hits and

committed two errors while
Liberty County had nine
runs on seven hits and
made four errors.
Tori Bowles also hit a
solo home run and Mandy
Robbins blasted a grand
"We are hitting the ball
pretty good right now," said
Wewahitchka coach Coy
A Friday night match-up
with Port St. Joe was post-
poned due to the weather

and condition of the field
and will be made up at 7
p.m. ET on March 27 in
Port St. Joe.
The teams face off for
the first time six days earlier,
March 21, in Wewahitchka.
The Lady Gators will
participate in the Lincoln
Invitational Tournament
this weekend in Tallahassee
and return home to play
Marianna at 4:30 p.m. CT
on March 19.

Samantha Rich

Port St. Joe Girls Continue Winning Ways

For the lack of three
points this would be an
unbeaten season so far for
the Port St. Joe High School
track girls, who finished
third in the state last year.
After losing to Gulf
Breeze by three points in the
season-opening Panhandle
Open Track and Field Meet
- held the same day the
boys' basketball team was
in Pensacola for the region
finals, a game attended by
several of the girls' track
athletes the Lady Tiger
Sharks have taken two in
a row.
First it was a win in a
five-team meet at Panama
City Beach Arnold.
Last week, it was a five-
team meet at Lynn Haven
Mosley, featuring the host
school, Bay, Springfield
Rutherford and Arnold.
Port St. Joe won going
away, with 148.5 points
nearly doubling second-
place Mosley, which finished
with 76.3 points.

Unbeaten Lady Sharks Host

Rutherford, Travel to Dothan

The Port St. Joe Lady
Tiger Shark softball team
(8-0) will host Springfield
Rutherford at 7 p.m. ET on
Junior Kayla Minger
(5-0) and freshman Kristi
Davis hold down the pitch-
ing duties for Port St. Joe
while another freshman,
Cassie Tullis, is batting
.483 to lead the team.
On Saturday, Port
St. Joe travels to Dothan :
to play in the Dr. Pepper -. : "
Dothan Invitational. Teams
in classifications from 1A to
4A will be participating and
the Lady Tiger Sharks have "i'-- -----
Class 2A Kinston, Class .. -
3A Headland and Class 4A - -
Jackson in their pool.

Kayla Parker who took
three individual events in
the Panhandle Open won
the 100 meters and the 100
meter hurdles along with
the long jump. She was held
out of the 200 meters due
to dropping temperatures.
In the 400 meters,
Fanequa Larry finished sec-
ond, Naomi Warren third
and Tayler Byrd fourth.

Mariah Johnson won
the 300 meter hurdles and
tied for third in the high
jump. Meagan Williams was
second in the 3,200 meters
and fourth in the 1,600
Samone Smiley took
both the discus and shot
put. Meagan Walker added
a win in the pole vault.

Kayla Parker

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Wewahitchka won all
but three weight divisions
and to run away with a
weightlifting tri-meet with
Port St. Joe and Tallahassee
The final team score
was Wewahitchka 53, Port
St. Joe 28, Maclay 3.
Individual results, com-

bined weight in the bench
press and clean-and-jerk:
119 1. Jacob Taylor
(W), 215 pounds; 2. Nick
Malcolm (W) 175 pounds;
3. Christian Littles (PSJ)
110 pounds;
129 1. Rex Veasey (W)
350 pounds;
139 1. Ryan Myers

(W) 450 pounds; 2. Baylon
Price (W) 380 pounds; 3.
Enoch Mathis (PSJ) 290
154 1. Charles
Thursday (W) 455 pounds;
2. Colton Price (W) 440
pounds; 3. Dylan McGhee
(PSJ) 340 pounds;
169 1. Moore (PSJ)
345 pounds; 2. Asa Watson
(PSJ) 285 pounds;
183 1. Marquis Hurley
(W) 435 pounds; 2. Chance
Knowles (W) 420 pounds;
199 1. Troy Suber
(W) 505 pounds; 2. Victor
Quintanilla (PSJ) 430
pounds; 3. Chris Hoover
(W) 400 pounds;
219 1. Christopher
Foxworthy (PSJ) 500
pounds; 2. Jonathan
Shipman (W) 435 pounds.
238- 1. Greg Hurley (W)
515 pounds; 2. Greg Farmer
(PSJ) 510 pounds; 3. Ian
Rice (W) 350 pounds.
Hwy. 1. Travis Dailey
(PSJ) 625 pounds; 2.
Tyler Sizemore (PSJ) 560
pounds; 3. Chad Clark (W)
410 pounds.

Gators Spl
The Wewahitchka High
School baseball team split
two games last week.
On Thursday, March
6, the Gators downed
Blountstown 6-2 but errors
were their undoing on
ensuing Saturday as three
unearned runs led to a 4-3
loss to Liberty County.
Against Blountstown,
Tyler Bush (1-1) went eight
innings, striking out 12
while allowing five hits and
walking one.
Chance Knowles was 2

it Two
for 4 with three RB
Gators, including a
run single during a
eighth inning that
open a tie game.
Brandon Mayh;
1 for 4 with two RB
Against Liberty
the Gators commit
errors as the B
scored all four run
third inning en roul
David Str
(0-2) started and w
innings for Wewa

during Week
I for the striking out three and walk-
key two- ing one while allowing one
four-run earned run.
t broke Chase Harvey pitched
a scoreless sixth and Ryan
ann was Leaman a scoreless sev-
I. enth.
County, Harvey had two hits
ed three and an RBI and Mayhann
bulldogs also had a hit.
s in the The Gators are at
te to vic- Vernon on Thursday
and return home to play
ickland Graceville at 6 p.m. CT on
ient five Friday.

Wewahitchka Track Team Up to Speed

A promising start is
continuing as the season
unfolds for the Wewahitchka
High School track team.
The Gator boys and
girls finished second last
week at a five-team meet at
Liberty County, with Billy
Naylor and Natalia Miller
leading the way.
Naylor who has lost
only one in five races this
season, that loss com-
ing against the defending
Class 3A state champion
from Tallahassee Godby -
won both the 1,500 and

800 meters against Liberty
Miller took the same
two distance races at
Liberty County after plac-
ing seventh in the 800 and
seventh in the 1,500 at the
Jesse Forbes Invitational in
Tallahassee, where Naylor
suffered his only loss of the
The 4x400 meter girls
relay team won at Liberty
County after placing seventh
the weekend before at the
Jesse Forbes Invitational.
Kayla Williams won the

high jump at Liberty County
and Katie Lloyd won the
100 meter hurdles and was
third in the 400 meters.
Danielle Stanley fin-
ished right behind Williams
in the 400 meters.
Nicole Marshall was
second in the discus while
Chris Peak was first and
Alex Hardin third in the
same event for the boys.
Tyler Lanter earned
points with a sixth-place
finish in the 200 meters.

East Classic Team Set

By Brad Milner
Florida Freedom
It's the one word
description of the East bas-
ketball teams in the fourth
annual Freedom All-Star
Classic. The East boys and
girls teams, selected from
the coverage area of The
News Herald, feature ros-
ters of solid guards, stel-
lar forwards and legitimate
post players for one of the
most well-rounded groups
in the history of the event.

The Freedom All-Star
Classic takes place April 5
at the Billy Harrison Field
House on the campus of
Gulf Coast Community
College. The West teams are
from The Northwest Florida
Daily News coverage area.
The girls game is at 11
a.m., followed by the boys
at 1 p.m.
The girls will be
coached by Bay's George
Hamilton, who helped lead
the East girls to their first
win in the series last year,
and Port St. Joe's Kenny

Parker. The boys will be
guided by Rutherford's
Rhondie Ross, also a win-
ner in last year's event, and
Marianna's Travis Blanton,
who took the Bulldogs to
the Class 3A Final Four ear-
lier this month.
Two of Blanton's play-
ers, 6-foot-5 center Brandon
Gibson and 6-1 guard T.J.
Spencer will represent the
East. Ross' prot6g&, Darron
Austin, a 6-3 forward who
averaged 13 points per
game, also is on the East

Bay and Port St. Joe
are the other two area
teams with two players on
the team. Bay's Jay Wade,
a 6-6 forward/center, and
6-0 guard Chris Jones, join
5-10 Port St. Joe guard
Ricardo Clemmons and fel-
low Tiger Shark Ramone
Beard, a 6-0 guard/forward.
The Port St. Joe players
helped the Tiger Sharks to
the Region 1-2A champion-
ship game.
The East boys, have
additional size froin, 6-5
Bozeman forward Kevin

Swinney and 6-6 guard/
forward Brock Dockery of
Holmes County. Dockery
played point guardI for
Holmes County this season
and averaged a roster-high
25 points per game. He
also won the state's 3-point
Three other guards
round out the roster,
including two-sport stand-
outs J.J. Laster, 5-7, of
Graceville and 5-5 Joe
Green of Chiple\. both of
whonm'helped their respe-'
tiveteams into the regional
tournament. Cottondale'"'
Pierre Speights, 5-8, who
averaged 12 ppg and also
played in the regional tour-
ney, rounds out the selec-
The East girls feature
five true guards: Ponce de
Leon's Maggie Wright, 5-9,'
and 5-8 Jennifer Grant,
with a combined 19 ppg,
Cottondale's Brianna Gray,

5-6, who played in the Region
1-2A championship game,
Marianna's Keela McKay,
5-6, and Wewahitchka's
'Vanessa Wait, 5-3, who is
the *first Gators' player to
be selected for the Freedom
They are joined by
forwards Lakerria Smith,
5-9, of Graceville and
5-11 Sherisa Forward of
Cottondale, guard/for-
wards Selina Porter, 5-6, of
Rutherford. 5-11 Jazmen
ianson. w &sI aa force
on defense du.ingthe dis-
trict tournaMneft Mosley,
and 5-7 Shanida Thomas
of Chipley and centers
Mercedes Smith; 5-11, ,.of
Malone and 6-2 Mary Howes
of Ponce de Leon.
The group of forwards
and centers averaged' a
combined 91 points, and
six of them grabbed 6 or
more reboundsper game.

Tim Croft/The Star
Ramone Beard (left) and Ricardo Clemmons (right) of Port St. Joe will play in the Freedom Classic. Coach Kenny Parker
of Port St. Joe will help coach the girls' team.

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East team rosters
G Ricardo Clemmons, Port St: Joe, 5-10, 12 ppg, 4
G Pierre Speights, Cottondale, 5-8, 12 ppg
G J.J. Laster, Graceville, 5-7, 11 ppg, 5 apg
G Joe Green, Chipley, 5-5, 7 ppg, 4 apg, 4 spg
G Chris Jones, Bay, 6-0, 12 ppg, 5 apg
G/F -T.J. Spencer, Marianna, 6-1, 5 ppg, 4 rpg, 2 apg
G/F Ramone Beard, Port St. Joe, 6-0, 12 ppg, 3 rpg
G/F Brock Dockery, Holmes County, 6-6, 25 ppg
.F Darron Austin, Rutherford, 6-3, 13 ppg
F Kevin Swinney, Bozeman, 6-5, 15 ppg, 9 rpg
F/C Jay Wade, Bay. 6-6, 16.6 ppg, 3 rpg
C Brandon Gibson, Marianna, 6-5, 18 ppg, 8 rpg
Coaches: Rhondie Ross, Rutherford; Travis Blanton,

G Maggie Wright, Ponce de Leon, 5-9, 8.6 ppg, 3.1
rpg, 3.5 apg
G Brianna Gray, Cottondale, 5-6, 12 ppg
G Jennifer Grant, Ponce de Leon, 5-8, 10 ppg, 2.5 rpg
G Vanessa Wait, Wewahitchka, 5-3, 8 ppg, 6 rpg, 3
G Keela McKay, Marianna, 5-6, 13 ppg
G/F Selina Porter, Rutherford, 5-6, 14 ppg
G/F Shanida Thomas, Chipley, 5-7, 17 ppg, 8.3 rpg
F Lakerria Smith, Graceville, 5-9, 13.6 ppg, 7 rpg
F/C Jazmen Johnson, Mosley, 5-11, 5.1 ppg, 6 rpg
F/C Sherisa Forward, Cottondale, 5-11, 11 ppg, 7 rpg
C Mercedes Smith, Malone, 5-11, 15.5 ppg, 7 rpg
C Mary Howes, Ponce de Leon, 6-2, 14.9 ppg, 10 rpg
Coaches: George Hamilton, Bay; Kenny Parker, Port
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By Despina Williams
Star Staff Writer

Alexandra Wolf has
been a "Cream Queen"
longer than she's been
Alexandra Wolf.
As a Port St. Joe High
School student, Wolf- then
known as Helen Ullmen -
slathered her dry skin with
creams and lotions in a
seemingly endless quest for
soft, smooth skin.
Now 46, Wolf has
channeled her love of
lotions and potions into
her latest business venture
- producing an all-natural
skincare line inspired by
her personal struggles with
dry, sensitive skin.
Wolf, who now lives in
Laconia, New Hampshire,
has made a career out of
capitalizing on consumer
Her previous business
ventures include a "Comfy
Cardigans" line that
was featured in Country
Living magazine and "The
Pet Lounge," which sells
designer dishware and toys
for dogs and cats.
Alexandra's Jewels
In her first foray in
the beauty market, Wolf
knew she wanted to use all-
natural ingredients, with
Shea butter topping her
A fatty extract from the
seed of the Shea tree, Shea
butter is widely regarded
for its moisturizing and
healing properties.
In researching the

skincare market, Wolf
discovered that the
concentration of Shea
butter in most lihes ranges
from 25 to 30 percent.
Wanting to "beat out the
other brands," Wolf enlisted
the help of a professional
Because Shea butter
has a hard consistency, Wolf
instructed the formulator to
whip the ingredient into a
texture similar to whipped
Getting the consistency
just right took three
Wolf coupled the
whipped Shea butter with
a variety of oils to produce
a line she christened
"Alexandra's Jewels."
The line features seven
products in two categories
- Lip Jewels and Body
For the lips, there's
Sugar Lips Polish, which
exfoliates lips using brown
andwhitesugar, LipMasque,
a bedtime treatment for
chapped, cracked lips, and
Lip Glossing Creme, which
gives your kisser a high
gloss shine.
Body Jewels includes
Butter Me Beautiful, a
Shea butter hand cream
for very dry hands, Some
Like It Hard, a firm block
of 100 percent Shea butter
for moisturizing dry areas
and healing minor cuts
and burns and Island
Treat Coconut Butter, 100
percent organic virgin
coconut for moisturizing
dry, itchy skin.

All artwork courtesy ofAlexandra Wolf
Alexandra Wolf formerly Helen Ullmen has launched a website promoting her all-natural skincare line, called
Alexandra's Jewels ( Wolf graduated from Port St. Joe High School in 1980.

Jewels are multi-taskers.
The Lip Masque
doubles as an eye cream;
the Lip Glossing Creme
doubles as a Cuticle
Conditioner, and the Island
Treat Coconut Butter can
be used as a tanning or
massage oil.

Wolf called multi-
purpose products a "good
trend" in the beauty market,
particularly given the high
cost of skincare products.
"You get tired of buying
five different creams for
your face," said Wolf. "I
almost called my products
'miracle creams' because
they're just good for
Re-thinking Deodorant
The Body Jewels line
also features an all-natural,
(See SKIN on Page 12A)
(Right) A view of the
Alexandra's Jewels home

Alexandra Wolf's
Shetland sheepdog,
Dakota (left), served as the
spokespooch for The Pet
Lounge website (above),
which sells Wolf's custom
designed Doggy and Kitty
A-GoGo Bowl Sets and Rock
Candy Rubber Ball Sets.
Dakota, who passed
away this July at age 12-and-
a-half, was a pet therapy
dog who frequently comfort-
ed AIDS patients living in
New York City.
Wolf still operates The
Pet Lounge website (www., but will
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When he's not hawking doggy skincare products, Shadow
makes the scene in his custom pink golf cart.


- From Page 11A

chemical- and fragrance-
free Diamond Deodorant.
Wolf added a deodorant
after reading that chemicals
from traditional deodorants
have been found in Breast
Cancer tumors.
Wolf's Diamond
Deodorant is clear, comes
in an ozone-friendly
spray and is "black dress
After having lost
several friends to Breast
Cancer, Wolf said she was
proud to give her deodorant
to friends undergoing
"It was a gift to be able
to say, 'This can't hurt you,'"
said Wolf.
Of all Wolf's products,

the Diamond Deodorant
has garnered the most
"Most people think
because it's all natural, it
couldn't possibly work, and
if I go hiking, it couldn't
possibly be strong enough,"
said Wolf.
"People are surprised
by how well it works."
Wolf is contemplating
adding essential oils
to scent the Diamond
Deodorant, but hopes
that her customers will
come to appreciate using
ingredients in their natural
"I want people to
get used to very clean,
environmentally friendly

To soothe her Bi-Blue Sheltie's dry skin, Alexandra Wolf expanded her skincare business to include all-natural pet
products. Shadow is shown on the company website lathering up with his specially formulated Sir Shadow's Shea Butter

products," she said.

Pretty Packaging
Wolf keeps all of her
Jewels on a silver tray
resting atop an antique
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Her products, housed
in acrylic diamond cut
containers, are pretty by
"Most of the all-natural

All of Shadow's skincare products are within reach of his
luxurious couch. Photo taken from the company website.




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products out there are kind
of boring, and they don't
sell because packaging
sells," said Wolf.
A talented artist, Wolf
designed both her product
labels and companywebsite,
www. alexandrasj ewels.
Both have a heart
theme, and feature Wolf's
cartoon doppelganger, a
red-haired siren with come-
hither looks.
An artist friend from
Turkey helped Wolf with the
character's design. After
seeing the initial sketch,
Wolf made a few necessary
"I made her a little bit
hotter and -I fixed her hair.
I added a lot more glamour
and pizzazz."

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The website also
features Wolf's beloved
Shetland sheepdog, Dakota,
who died one week after the
site's launch.
Dakota had been the
star of Wolf's website for
The Pet Lounge, and his
death this July at age 12-
and-a-half devastated Wolf.
Wolf left Dakota's
likeness on her website as
a tribute to her faithful pet.
Shadow's Beauty Palace
Wolf could no longer
stand coming home to
silence, and decided it was
time for a new pet.
She and her husband,
Ron, bought a Bi-Blue
Sheltie named Shadow who
shared many of Dakota's
Shadow was playful
and funny, and, like Dakota,
suffered from dry skin and
After trying everything
she could find to stop
Shadow's itchihg,. Wolf
was left with -only one
alternative. ' "-
"I said, 'I guess it's time
to get him his own line,"'
laughed Wolf.
Using many of "'the
same ingredients as in
Alexandra's Jewels -
including Shea butter,
vitamin E and coconut oil
- Wolf developed bath oil,
paw cream, shampoo and
coconut oil for her beloved
For groomers and pet
owners, Wolf also created
"Sir Shadow's Queen
Creme," formulated with
whipped Shea butter,
organic Jojoba oil and
Moringa oil, to restore
hands' moisture.
Like Alexandra's
Jewels, the products are
all-natural, unscented and
"Nothing is made
where there's any chemical
waste that goes back into
the environment," noted
For an added bonus, all
of the products are "human
grade," meaning people can
use the creams, oils and
shampoos themselves.
Shadow is the
spokespooch for the
company website, www.

The List
Never content to rest on
her laurels. Wolf is already
planning her next business
She has decided to open
a store in nearby Meredith,
New Hampshire, an upscale
shopping haven.
The store will feature
all of Wolf's current product
lines Alexandra's Jewels,
Shadow's skincare line
and her Doggy A-GoGo and
Kitty A-GoGo bowl sets.
Even as a kid in Port St.
Joe, Wolf was busy making
plans for her future, and
she has not stopped.
"I have a list that I wrote
in high school, but I keep
adding to it," said Wolf. "I'm
not near the end."

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Achievement Award

Billy Joe Rish was recently honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award by the
Gulf County Chamber of Commerce. Here he receives the award from Chamber execu-
tive director Sandra Chafin, Chamber president Ralph Roberson and law partner and
Chamber officer Tom Gibson.


By Despina Williams
Star Staff Writer
Tina Register was sound asleep when
Tara Woullard began rapping at her door.
Woullard had spotted a plume of
smoke rising from Register's garage on
288 Ave. D in Port St. Joe, and continued
knocking until she got a response.
Register, who had not planned to
awaken any earlier than she had to,
stumbled from her bed and answered the
She did not smell smoke until she
hurried her daughter, Telisa Register, and
friend, Kenneth Middleton, outside.
What followed is a vague procession
of memories Port St. Joe and Highland
View volunteer fire fighters rushing to the
scene, flames engulfing her home and all
its contents.
The fire had originated in a clogged
dryer duct in Register's utility room, and
the destruction was complete.
Register lost everything.
Now living with her grandmother,
Register is attempting to start over.
Her employers at Bay City Work
Camp in Apalachicola hosted a benefit in
her honor, and the community has been
generous in its support.
Strengthened by a deep faith, Register
said God has a plan for her, and "doesn't
close a door without opening a window."
She is thankful for her life, which she
credits to God, and his earthly messenger,

"God sent me an angel, and that's my
angel," she said.
Those wishing to help Register as she
begins the long journey of starting over
may contact her grandmother, Clarissa
Williams, at 227-7399; or her parents,
Jared and Cojean Burns, at 229-6320.
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Tina Register credits Tara Woullard with
saving her life during a Feb. 25 house fire.

Gulf County ARC/ Transportation Grand Opening

By Despina Williams
Star Staff Writer
After decades sharing cramped quar-
ters, the Gulf County Association for
Retarded Citizens and Gulf Transportation
finally have a spacious, modern facility.

And Friday, the staffs of the two non-
profit agencies are showing it off with what
they hope will be a well-attended ribbon
cutting ceremony.
The ceremony will begin at 10 a.m.
with a tour of the 4,400 square-foot facil-
ity, located at 122 Water Plant Road, across

from the Wastewater Treatment Plant.
The building was designed by Paul
Donofro and built by Windolf Construction
of Port St. Joe.
The ribbon cutting ceremony will begin
at 11 a.m., followed by a complimentary
fish fry lunch, with fish donated by Raffield

The funding for the building was pro-
vided through a USDA Rural Development
Community Facility Program grant.
All community members are invited to
attend Friday's event.

SThe new Gulf County Association for Retarded Citizens and Gulf Transportation building
is located at 122 Water Plant Road.


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Jan Gaskin Traylor of St. Joe Beach and Billy E. Traylor of Wewahitchka would like
to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Jana Nicole
Traylor, to Eli Thomas Barfield.
Jana is a 2003 graduate of Wewahitchka High School.
Eli is the son of Joan Barfield Ives and the late John Barfield of Monroeville,
Alabama. He is a 1997 graduate of Monroe County High School and is employed with
Jerry Pybus Electric.
A March 29" Lakeside Wedding will take place at 5 p.m. CDT at the home of Mr.
And Mrs. Jerry Gaskin, 236 Old Panama Highway in Wewahitchka. A poolside recep-
tion will follow.
All friends and family are invited to attend and celebrate this occasion. No local
invitations will be sent.

Community Relay for Life


An elderly woman just
returned from nursing home
needs chest of drawers 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
Depend diapers and bed
Our food pantry is
always in need of food to
keep up with the growing
Small appliances are
,always in need, micro wave
ovens, blenders etc.
There is always a per-
son who might need a mat-
tress when you are throw-
ing one away.
Thank you Gulf County
for your continuous sup-
port the disabled woman
has been pi-ovided a stove
and refrigerator.
Please call Jerry
Stokoe 899-1036 if you
would like to donate any of
these items. Many thanks to
our community.


Relay For Life is the
signature event of the
American Cancer Society
and is a team event that
promotes survivorship and
increases cancer awareness
in our community!
To find out more infor-
mation about Relay for Life
to be held on May 3rd, 2008
at Shark Stadium, or to
join a relay team, please
join us at our next meet-
ing at Beach Realty, Reid
Avenue, on Tuesday, March
18 at 6:30pm ET.
The more teams that
we get, the more fun and
participants we have, and
the more money we will
raise to fight cancer!
Everyone is welcome
and encouraged to take part
in this community event
right here in Port St. Joe.
Interested in sponsor-
ing this event?
This is a great oppor-
tunity to fight cancer while
raising your organization's
visibility in our community
Please call Suzanne
Doran, Event Chair at

Did You Know???
Lung cancer is the
second most common
cancer in both men and
women. During 2008, there
will be about 215,020 new
cases of lung cancer.
Lung cancer is by far
the leading cause of cancer
death among both men and
women. More people die of
lung cancer than of colon,
breast, and prostate can-
cers combined.
Only about 15% of
people diagnosed with lung
cancer survive this disease
after 5 years.
Symptoms of lung
cancer may include: new
cough, coughing up blood,
chest pain (usually dull and
persistent), shortness of
breath, wheezing, hoarse-
ness, and repeated respira-
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Our goal is to cut the
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Beverly and David Noble of Port St. Joe are proud to announce the engagement of
their daughter Nancy Virginia Parrish to Jason Michael Castillo of Port St. Joe. He is the
son of Jean C. Pickett of Pensacola.
The wedding will take place Saturday, March 29 at 5 p.m. (CDT). Reception sill fol-
low ceremony. All family and friends are invited.

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FairPoint Gives to United Way

FairPoint Communications' United Way of Northwest Florida Campaign totaled
$2,340, of which the local employees pledged $1,170.
Fairpoint Communications Corporation matched 100 percent the employee cam-
Presenting the check to Ron Sharpe, United Way of Northwest Florida's Regional
Resource Development Director, are Sandy Reeves, FairPoint Communications Business
Technology Consultant and Matthew White, Manager of Market Development.
With Fairpoint Communications' corporate gift, the new Gulf County United Way of
Northwest Florida Campaign totals $54,847.
This represents a 10 percent increase over the goal of $50,000 and a 42 percent
increase over the 2006 actual campaign.
"This represents a true testament of the citizens of Gulf County embracing the local
needs of the community," said Sharpe.


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Gulf County United Community Development Corporation Improves Healthcare

Following a tedious and
worthwhile process with a
focus to improve the overall
healthcare disparities plagu-
ing our community, the Gulf
County United Community
Development Corporation,
Inc. signed an agreement
to establish and operate its
Outreach Prevention HIV/
AIDS Test Site.
The signing of this
agreement will also serve
as to kick-off the upcom-
ing activities in Honor of:
The National Black Church
Week of Prayer for the
Healing of HIV/AIDS, March
2-8, 2008.
This outreach health-
care community project will
work closely with the Gulf
County Health Department
Sand will serve the entire Gulf
County Community. This
outreach healthcare initia-
tive pursued by the Gulf
County United Community
Development reflect the
broadened focus to address
,other outreach related
healthcare issues such as
obesity, high blood pres-
sure, hypertension, diabe-
'tes and with HIV topped the
list as the most pressing
healthcare issues.
The Gulf County United
Community Development
Corporation, Inc. is a chari-
table organization classified
under Section 501 3 of
the United Stated Internal
'Revenue Service code. It
was organized in 1990 and
.received its 501 status
'in 2003. It is dedicated
to its' mission to serve as
a unifying force to help

ensure better conditions
and implementing needed
community programs for
Gulf County Citizens. Gulf
County United Community
Development is a mem-
ber of the board of direc-
tors of the West Florida
Resource Conservation
and Development Council
(RC&D), home based in
Jackson County, Marianna,
Florida. The RC&D Council
represents a diverse
cross sectional of indi-
viduals. Charlie Conerly
(Jackson Co.) is employed
as the council coordinator,
Clarence Lewis (Gadsden
Co.) serves as president,

Archaeology Day

St. Joseph Peninsula This event will be held
State Park Celebrates at T.H. Stone Memorial St.
Florida Archaeology Month Joseph Penisula State Park
Saturday, March 15, 2008
T.H. Stone Memorial at the large pavilion in the
St. Joseph Peninsula State Bay View Picnic grounds,
Park and the Florida Public 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.
Archaeology Network invites For more information
everyone to stop by the park about archaeology Day, call
and chat with archaeolo- St. Joseph Peninsula State
gists from the University of Park, (850) 227-1327. For
West Florida. Bring your more about the Florida
artifacts to be examined by PublicArchaeologyNetwork,
professional archaeologists, visit www.floublicarachae-
learn about archaeology in For information
the area, pick up informa- on T.H. Stone Memorial
tion, and find out about St. Joseph Peninsula State
upcoming events. Park and the Florida Park
The Florida Public Service visit www.flori-
Archaeolgy Network, head-
quartered in Pensacola, is
committed to help local St. Joseph Peninsula State
communities discover, Park
understand, and protect 8899Cape San Blas Road
their archaeological heri- Port St. Joe, FL

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 Beach.
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 rent a space.
Be sure to come out on March 15 to support the
city's volunteer fire department.

'First Baptist Church of Port

St. Joe Hosts Blood Drive

The blood drive will be Monday, March 17 1:00 p.m.
to 6:00 p.m. (EST) in First Baptist Church's fellowship
-hall on 102 Third Street, Port St. Joe, Florida 32456.
T-Shirts will be given to each donor.
Spring into action and cruise the open seas: present
to donate blood or platelets from March 1, 2008 to March
31, 2008 to enter our drawing for a Cruise for Two and
Two Delta Air Lines Roundtrip Tickets!
Please bring a photo ID.
For more information or to schedule an appointment,
call 1.800.GIVE.LIFE (448.3543) or visit www.redcross-
The American Red Cross would like to thank Delta
Air Lines for their generous donation and Carnival Cruise
Lines for their preferred non-profit pricing.

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
2:00pm CT with show starting at 1:00pm 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
Sponsored 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.

Chuck Sims (Jackson Co.)
serves as vice-president,
Richelle Roberts (Jackson
Co.) serves as secretary,
and George Yon (Calhoun
Co.) serves as Treasurer.
The council serves eight
counties (Gulf, Franklin,
Calhoun, Jackson, Liberty,
Wakulla, Gadsden, and
Leon). The RC&D Council
has played a significant role
in providing technical assis-
tance in helping the Gulf
County United Community
Development improve the
quality of life in its health-
care program that will bene-
fit the residents of this rural
Gulf County Community.

Through the establishment
of RC&D Councils in 1964,
under the authority of the
Food and Agricultural Act of
1962, this act authorized a
council program to encour-
age and improve the capa-
bility of state, local units
of government, and local
nonprofit organizations in
rural areas to plan, develop,
and implement needed pro-
grams that will make their
community a better place
to live. The RC&D Council
is administered by the
United State Department
of Agriculture, Natural
Resources Conservation
Service (NRCS), in coop-

Gulf County Community

Assistance Program

There will be a pro-
gram on March 25, from
2-4:30 ET to inform the
residents of Gulf County on
what programs are avail-
able to help the public.
There will be from 12-16
agencies on hand to make
a short presentation, pass
out information, take
applications, and answer
questions. The topics to
be discussed range from
help with food, eyeglasses,
small home repairs, SHIP
and CCDF program and low
interest loans from USDA.
And many others include
health issues, prescription
medicine assistance, food,
clothing, and HIV/AIDS
awareness. There are many
free assistance or sliding
scale fee programs in Gulf

This program is
designed for people of all
ages and income groups.
The agencies want to pro-
vide information that the
attendees can take with
them and will know who to
call, where to go, and what
to bring in case there is a
need for help.
We want you to treat the
information like an insur-
ance policy that may help
your family, friend, neigh-
bor, or co-worker.
The program is FREE
and will be held at the Gulf
County Senior Citizen's
Center in Port St. Joe,
next to the Library in the
Courthouse complex. The
agencies are very grateful to
the Senior Citizen's Director
for providing the facility for
this program.

Red Hat Chit Chat News

The Beach Belles will be having lunch at Uncle Ernie's
in St. Andrews area of Panama City at 12:30 Central time
on Tuesday, March 25th. Please call Ann Jones for res-
ervations and directions at 648-1006.

Looking for Memories of Centennial Hall:

The University of Florida Historic Preservation pro-
gram is working to help preserve Centennial Hall. If you
would like to share your memories of experiences you've
had in the building, please send an e-mail to Christine at

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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 8 Spirits
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eration with other USDA
Gulf County United
Community Development
has been chosen by the
RC&D Council as the ideal
role model that will lead
this healthcare initiative,
targeting rural communi-
ties, to be establish and
implemented throughout
the other six rural counties
(Franklin, liberty, Calhoun,
Gadsden, Wakulla, and
Jackson. "A Community
Healthcare Forum" to edu-
cate the community on the
effects of HIV/AIDS and to
inform the public of the
recent information about
available funding approved

by the legislature that
has appointed the A.M.E.
Churches as the lead faith-
based organization to make
funding available to the
communities, will be held
on Friday, March 7, 2008,
5:00pm, est., at New Bethel
A.M.E. Church, Port St.
Joe, Rev. Jerome Goodman,
Pastor. We welcome the
public to attend. Contact:
Amy Rogers, President, Gulf
County United Community
Development: 229-1551 or
you may stop by and visit
at the North Port St. Joe
Police Substation Building,
212 MLK Blvd., PSJ.

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Amalia San Pedro

Amalia San Pedro left to
be with the Lord on March 7,
2008, after living a very fruit-
ful life. Amalia was born in
La Habana, Cuba, on March
13, 1922, and grew up in La
Habana and Nicaro. She stud-
ied to become a secretary and
also became a teacher of typ-
ing and shorthand. She met her
sweetheart Jorge while he was in
medical school and they were married while he
was still a medical student. With her help and support, he
graduated from med school and became an accomplished
surgeon. Amalia had six children; Jorge, Maria Amalia
(who died at 2 years old), Ricardo, Alejandro, Ana Maria,
and Maria Isabel, who she raised in Cuba until Castro
took over the government and pushed the country to com-
munism. Amalia, who had a strong faith in God, felt that
she could not live in communist Cuba and decided to send
her oldest son out of Cuba in 1962 mother than have him
attend the communist schools. It took another four years
before she was able to leave Cuba and she did so without
her husband but with her four young children, which took
incredible courage. Her husband joined her two months
later and together they began a new life enjoying the free-
dom the US offered.
Amalia was the spiritual rock of her family. She was
courageous and followed her husband's career from Cuba
to Florida to West Virginia and back to Florida where
eventually they settled in Port St. Joe, a town both of
them loved. Amalia and Jorge enjoyed 54 years of mar-
riage and were separated when he went to be with the
Lord on August 14, 2005. She leaves her children Jorge
& Robin San Pedro of Miami, Ricardo San Pedro of
Tampa, Alejandro San Pedro of Panama City, Ana M. &
Chip LaBorde of Tallahassee and Maria I. & Rich Newport
also of Tallahassee, and her grandchildren Katherine
San Pedro of Alexandria, VA, Joseph & Amy San Pedro
of Miami, David San Pedro of Portland, OR, Jennifer
San Pedro of Dallas, TX, Isabel and Alexandra Newport
of Tallahassee, FL. Amalia will be greatly missed by all
who love her. Funeml services for Amalia San Pedro will
be held at the Good Shepherd Catholic Church at 4465
Thomasville Road at 11:00 a.m. on March 15, 2008.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be
made to Big Bend Hospice, 1723 Mahan Center Blvd.,
Tallahassee, FL 32308, or, St. Jude Children's Research
Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN 38105.

Loyce Theresa Millet


Loyce Theresa Millet :
Counts, 78 of Port St. Joe, ,.
FL passed away Thursday,
February 28, 2008. She was
born October 3rd 1929 in

homemaker and an exception-
ally loving person. She was pre -*
ceded in death by her parents '
Walter and Luvania Millet brother
Walter Millet, sister Bessie Millet. She is survived
by her husband of 59 years William Ryan Counts of Port
St. Joe, one sister Dorothy Lee, one brother Vernon Millet
and wife Jeanette, one sister in law Kay Millet, four chil-
dren Susan Applewhite and husband Charles, Teresa
Lowry and husband Michael, James Counts and wife
Luann, Laura Wells and husband Steven. Grandchildren,
Barrett Lowry, Kristie Lowry Whitaker and husband
Monte, Ashley Counts, Megan Counts, Sarah Counts,
Callie Lowe, Hank Lowe. Great Grandchildren Brandon
Lowry, Cassie Whitaker, Tyler Whitaker, Landon Counts
and numerous nephews and nieces. The family would
like to give special thanks the staff at Covenant Hospice
and the nursing home staff at Community Health &
Rehabilitation Center for their care. Those desiring may
make a contribution to Covenant Hospice 107 W 19" St,
Panama City, FL 32405 or the Alzheimer's Association in
memory of Loyce Millet Counts. A private memorial ser-
vice will be held at a later date.




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

FFkdt^ u"A Reformed Voice
,b, m in the Community"

Sunday School ......................................... 9:30 a.m.
Sunday Fellowship...................................10:30 a.m.
Sunday Morning Service ....................... 11:00 a.m.
Sunday Evening Service............................ 6:00 p.m.
Thursday Firehouse Fellowship...................6:00 p.m.
801 20th Street Port St. Joe 229-6707
Home of Faith Christian School

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"

Mary Ella Davis

Mary Ella Davis, 87, life long resident of Port St. Joe
FL. passes away Fri. March 7, 2008. Mrs. Davis Was born
16 March 1920 to proud parents Paul and Annie Baker
in Lyons GA.
Mrs. Davis Enjoyed many things in life but most
important was her family. Mrs. Davis loved being a house-
wife and serving her family.
Mrs. Davis was preceded in death by her husband
Earl Davis, her father Paul Baker and her mother Annie
Collins, one grandson Chris Raffield and granddaughter
Rebekah Davis.
She is Survived by two sons; Robert and wife Reba of
Rising Fawn GA., William and wife Bertha of Port St. Joe,
FL.; four Daughters Linda and Husband Robert Raffield
of Panama City, FL., Patricia and husband Earl Haney
of Wewahitchka, FL., Annie and husband Joe Adome of
Panama City, FL., Mary Ellen and Husband Bobby Shiver
of East Point, FL., one brother Rufus Rhames ard wife
Mary of Claremont, Fl., two sisters Edna Cushing Strange
of Jakin GA., Mildred Crowe of Marianna, Fl.
Visitation will take place at Brock's Home town
Funeral Home Chapel Sunday March 9, 2008 from 3:00
- 5:00 PM.
Funeral Services will be held Monday March 10, 2008
at Highland View Assembly of God Church where she was
last carded member. Highland View Port St. Joe, FL.
Internment will follow at pleasant rest Cemetery off of
Over Street HWY.

David Frank Sherman

David Frank Sherman, age 44, resident of Gulf
County, died on February 29, 2008 in San Antonio, Texas.
He was the son of June Sherman and the brother of
William Sherman, Levana Lockstead, and Steve Sherman.
Also a loving father to Nickolas, Melissa, Adrian, Todd,
Ruthy, and Rachel. Also the Uncle of Simire Lockstead,
James Lockstead, Christopher Sherman, and Anthony
Sherman. He was also a loving and caring person to all
his friends and everyone he came in contact with. He will
be gratefully missed by all his loved ones.

William Jerry Wilder
Mr. William Jerry Wilder, age 68, of Mentone, AL
(formerly of Port St. Joe, FL) died Thursday, March 06,
Mr. Wilder was born November 13, 1939 in
Thomasville, NC, the son of the late James William and
Inez Pruitt Manning Wilder. Mr. Wilder attended both
the Mentone Community Church and Subligna Baptist
Church. He was instrumental in establishing several
churches and was director of the music programs. He
was retired from the United States Navy as a Chief Petty
Officer. Mr. Wilder had performed in the Navy Marching
Band, Navy Jazz Band, Navy Show Band and was leader
of the Navy Country and & Navy Bluegrass Band. He was
a professional musician and singer/songwriter, and a
recording artist on TV and radio. He was an instructor
of stringed musical instruments. Mr. Wilder was also a
master craftsman of wood, carpentry, & masonry.
Survivors include his wife of 48 years, Pauline "Polly"
Shackford Wilder, sons & daughters-in-law, Jimmy & Lisa
Wilder of Subligna, GA, Darron & Shelia Wilder, of Port St.
Joe, FL; daughters and sons-in-law; Brenda Ann and Jack
Davila, of West Virginia, Jeri Lynn and Kenny Strickland,
Powder Springs, GA; brother and sister-in-law, Bobby Joe
and Frances Pruitt, of Marietta, GA; grandchildren, Daniel
Wilder, Katie Wilder, Turner Wilder, Benjamin Wilder; and -
several Great Grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.. m. Saturday,
March 8, 2008 at Sublinga Baptist Church, with Rev.
Charles Bishop officiating. Burial will follow in Subligna
Cemetery with full military honors. Pallbearers will be
Ben Hege, Turner Wilder, Kenny Strickland, Jack Davila,
Max Cordle, and Alex Clater.
Mr. Wilder will be in state at Mason Funeral Home and
the family will receive friends from 6:00 until 8:00 p. m.
Friday. He will also lie in state at the church on Saturday
from 1:30 p. m until the service hour.
Mason Funeral Home is directing. For guestbook go
online to www.

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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 Mexito Beoh United Methodist (herth
Rev. Ted Lovelace, Pastor Church/Office: 648-8820

W First Presbyterian Church

508 Sixteenth Street 227-1756
Reverend Reid Cameron
Worship Service 10:00 a.m.
Sunday School 11:00 a.m.

Oak Grove Church
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Sunday School 9:45
Sunday Worship Service 10:45
Wednesday Cafe 5 pm 613 Madison St.
Wednesday 6:15 Port St toe, FL 32456
Adult Bible Study 8 :;27-1837

Annual Men's Day

The men of New Bethel African American Methodist
Church will be celebrating their Annual Men's Day on
Sunday, March 16, 2008 at 4:00 p.m. The speaker for the
occasion will be Rev. Cyrus Mills, pastor of New Bethel
Baptist Church. Chairman Frankie Fennell and Pastor
Jerome Goodman invite you all to a great service of fellow-
ship and praise and would welcome your presence.
The church is located on the corner of Highway 98
and Avenue C.

First Baptist Church of Mexico Beach

"The Friendly Place to Worship"

The First Baptist Church of Mexico Beach will have a
Good Friday Service: Remembering the price Jesus paid
on March 21 at12:00 noon (Central).
It will be holding a Sunrise Service at the Sea St.
Ramp (beach side) on March 23 at 6:30 a.m. (Central). All
are invited, come and join the Celebration.
Also on March 23, The First Baptist Church of Mexido
Beach will host an Easter play, The Real Meaning of
Easter, at 10:00 a.m. (Central). Learn the real meanirig
of Easter.
The Church is located at 823 15't Street.

Because He Lives at First

United Methodist Church:

On March 16, at First United Methodist Church 6f
Port St. Joe, the choir will present Because He Lives at
the 11:00 Worship Service.
This passionate celebration of the Resurrection of
Jesus Christ features some of the best-loved songs of all
time, as well as several brand new favorites all arranged
by Russell Mauldin.
The choir and congregation will follow Jesus on His
journey into Jerusalem and down the Way of Suffering to
His death on the rugged cross.
All hearts and souls will find eternal hope as we cele-
brate the victorious resurrection of our Lord and Savior
The stirring combination of powerful songs and
insightful narration will cause all who share in this wor-
ship experience to realize that life is, indeed, "worth the
living... just BECAUSE HE LIVES!"
Join us this Palm Sunday as we worship togeth-
er. Our Contemporary Service will be at 9:00 in the
Fellowship Hall. For more information, call the church
office at 227-1724.

Thank You from the

Family of Pam Williams

Thank you to all of our family and friends of Port St.
Joe, Panama City, and everywhere, on behalf of of myself,
my brothers, sisters, and my grandmother. We want to
express our gratitude.
This has been a very difficult and trying past year.
Your prayers and support have been tremendous. In
times like this we are reminded that no matter where we
find ourselves, there is truly no place like home. In these
moments when we remain after a loved one has moved on
to a better place. We often find ourselves unprepared aid
not knowing where to turn. But with prayer and family
and friends, we.find our way through.
My mother came to Oklahoma with the vision she
could provide a better life for herself and her sons. She
wanted us to be closer. She gave all of herself to accom-
plish this. With only the selflessness of a mother. My
mother would always speak of home, friends, family,
neighbors, and the community.
After learning she was ill she wanted to return home
to Port St. Joe. She never got that opportunity living, but
she was able to come home to rest.
Again, we would like to say thank you to any and all
groups and individuals that made her memorial possible.
Without your love, support, and prayers, it would have not
been possible.
Thank you,
The Family of Pam Williams

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2420 Long venue Port St. Joe, florida 32456
(850) 229-9596
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Sunday School............................10 a.m.
Sunday Morning Worship ...........11 a.m.

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

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F, F first Baptist 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 as
Sunday Evening Adult Bible Study ................. 6:00 pm
Wednesday Night Supper..........................5:30 pm
Wednesday Night Adult Prayer Meeting ............. 6:30 pm
Wednesday Night Children's Ministry activities ....... 6:30 pm
Wednesday Night Youth Ministry activities ........... 6:30 pm

Children & Youth Ministries www.oakgrove-church.orgJ

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Holy Week Services At First

United Methodist Church

First United Methodist Church will be hosting our
annual Holy Week Services at 12:00 noon on March 17th
,through March 21st. Come and enjoy the time of worship,
fellowship and food. Guest preachers will bring a 15 min-
,ute message followed by a soup & sandwich lunch. There
-is not cost and everyone is invited. The following is a list
..of scheduled speakers for the week:

Monday- Father Phil Fortin/St. Joseph Catholic
Tuesday- Pastor Bruce Duty/Long Avenue Baptist
Wednesday- Rev. Johnny Jenkins/New Life Christian
Thursday- Rev. Mac Fulcher/First United Methodist
S* Friday- Pastor Brent Vickery/First Baptist Church

Also, remember there will be a Sunrise Easter Service
Frank Pate Park @ 7:30AM (which will be held First
United Methodist in the event of inclement weather).

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they are sick and you ask
them how are things they
tell you what a doctor said
instead of what God has
said. If someone is facing
some kind of other dif-
ficulty and you ask them
how things are going most
will answer according to
their situation what some
person or some support
group has told them.
Now, for those who
do not accept God's Word
and are not Christians I
understand their answer.
What I don't understand is
the Christian who answers
this way and has placed
their trust in something or
someone other than God.
We church have along the
way lost something and
need desperately to find
our way back to HIM.
Look with me for just
a moment at the noble-
man that came to Christ in
behalf of his son who was
dying. He had heard of all
the things that Jesus had

been doing and felt that if
'he could contact Him his
son might be saved from
an early death. Well after
he found Christ he asked
him to come to his home
and heal his son. Jesus
answered him with this,
"Except ye see signs
and wonders, ye will not
believe". Again the noble-
man asks, Sir, come down
ere my child die? Notice
Jesus' answer, "go thy
way; they son liveth'.
Here is where the' church,
should be at all times when
we face anything from sick-
ness, death, financial dif-
ficulties, marital problems,
child problems or anything
else that we face in life.
"The man believed the
word that Jesus had
spoken unto him, and
he went his way".
Let's look just a little
further. On the way home
the man met one of his ser-
vants that had came look-
ing for him. The man told

the nobleman "thy son
liveth". He ask him when
did it take place and he
answered him "yester-
day at the seventh hour
the fever left him". The
father thought back to his
conversation with the Lord
and knew that it was the
same time that Jesus told
him his son liveth. Think
about this, the man just
turned and walked away
with complete trust that all
was well.
Here is the center of
this message. If this man,
who was not a Christian,
can believe a man who he
had just heard about why
can't the church believe
who they say is there Lord
and Savior?

God bless you and I
will see you next week.
Pastor Tim
LightHouse Pentecostal

In Christ's Service

,. Luke 19:28-40 is a
portion of scripture that
gives the beautiful account
of the triumphal entry of
Christ into Jerusalem as
the prophet Zechariah
prophesied about many
years before... Deliverance
day for the Jews had
finally arrived, (or so they
Their King and deliv-
erer was riding in to take
His crown and set up His
They would overlook
the lowly colt he rode for
now... The Roman Yoke
would soon be broken, and
God's Kingdom would be
set up on earth... Finally,
they'd be in charge...
Excitement charged
the air around them as all
their dreams and aspira-
tions began to look like they
would soon come true...The
Great Conqueror was in
their midst, but they didn't
realize that his conquest
had to be in the Spirit
Realm, before He could set
up His earthly Kingdom
one day...He came-riding
on a lowly colt that day,

but one day He'll return
on a white horse arrayed
in power and majesty and
glory, and all eyes will
behold Him...
He will rule with a rod
of iron for 1,000 years
on this earth with justice,
truth, and righteousness...
If ever there was a Praise
service, this was it...As the
procession moved on, and
the crowd grew, the disci-
ples, inspired by an enthu-
siasm which was caught up
and prolonged by the mul-
titude began singing loud
praises to God...The whole
city is moved as Jesus of
Nazareth makes His soul-
stirring entry through the
We notice first of all
They were praising Christ
because they believed He
had come to free them frbm
Roman Oppression and
rule...All their burdens,
shame, reproach and mis-
ery was on the shoulders
of the man on the colt...
We know that for anyone
to really praise the Lord,

there first of all must be a
reason...He knew they were
praising Him for many dif-
ferent reasons, and in a
few days, the very same
ones would scream even
in a louder crescendo to
Crucify Him!
Do we today have a rea-
son to Praise God? John
8:36 If the Son therefore
shall make you free, ye
shall be free indeed. If any-
one ever had a reason to
praise God it's the Saints
of today, and especially
those of us who have been
blessed to live in America!
Why should we praise
Him? We've been redeemed,
set free, made to be joint-
heirs with Christ, more
than conquerors, a chosen
generation, a royal priest-
hood, a holy nation, a
peculiar people, called out
of darkness into his mar-
velous light, justified, sanc-
tified, filled with the Holy
Spirit, and are headed to
Heaven to live with Christ
for eternity.
Do we have a reason to
praise God? If you don't, I
pray that you'll ask Christ

into your life...that in itself
is why I praise Him...for He
saved my soul from hell.
There is something
about praise that is excit-
ing and contagious...
Psa 100:1-4 tells us
to come into His presence
with singing, thanksgiving,
praise and blessing.
Make a joyful noise
unto the LORD, all ye lands.
Serve the LORD with glad-
ness: come before his pres-
ence with singing. Know ye
that the LORD he is God:
it is he that hath made
us, and not we ourselves;
we are his people, and the
sheep of his pasture. Enter
into his gates with thanks-
giving, and into his courts
with praise: be thankful
unto him, and bless his

Have A Great Palm
Sunday...And Give God
Praise For All He Has
Pastors Howard &
Amanda Riley

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the word that Jesus had
spoken unto him. I pray
that each of you had a
blessed weekend and that
all is well. This week I
would like to talk with you
for just a few minutes con-
cerning believing. First,
what is believing and do I
really believe? The diction-
ary says that to believe is
to "accept something as
true", "to be confident
that somebody or some-
thing is worthwhile or
effective" and this "have
trust". With this in line
I will ask this of you, "do
you 'really believe the
Word of God"?
Folks, we say that we
believe the Holy Word of
God, yet we live as if noth-
ing in it is true. I hear
people say that they believe
that God can do anything
but when they face difficul-
ties there trust is in some-
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-Established 1937 Serving Gulf County and surrounding areas for 70 years

Realtor's Association of Franklin and Southern Gulf Counties

2007 Top Producers

Olivier Monod
presents the
President's Award to
Rusty Barfield and
Ron Kelly (left).

Grayson Shepard
receives the Realtor
of the Year award
from Association
Executive Gloria
Salinard (right)

Franklin, Leon, Wakulla and Liberty
Individuals Volume Transactions
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Jerry Thompson
First Place
Sales Volume
Second Place
Sales Transactions

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Jeff Galloway

Pandora Schlitt
Third Place
Sales Volume
Third Place
Sales Transactions

First Place
Sales Transactions
Second Place
Sales Volume

Franklin, Leon, Wakulla and Liberty
Team Volume Transactions

Marilyn Bean and Mason Bean
Second Place Team / Sales Volume
Second Place Team / Sales Transactions

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Katrena Plumblee and
Harry Plumblee
First Place Team / Sales
First Place Team / Sales

Thank You to
Bayside Savings Bank
Gulf State Community
Coast2Coast Printing &
Kerigan Marketing
Port Inn
MainStay Suites
Thirsty Goat
Oyster Radio
The Star / Times
Bluewater Realty

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Sandy Mitchem
Third Place Team
Sales Volume
Third Place Team
Sales Transactions

Our Sponsors
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Apalachicola State Bank
Bank of America
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A special thanks to Tommy Lake and Bayside
Bank for hosting this year's event!

Gulf, Bay and Calhoun
Individuals Volume Transactions

Kaye Haddock
Second Place
Sales Volume
Second Place
Sales Transactions

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Third Place
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Gulf, Bay and Calhoun
Team Volume Transactions

Zack Childs and Zack Farrell
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Libia Taylor
and Eli Duarte

Rex Anderson and
Anne Anderson

Second Place Team
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Sales Transactions

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Lou Davis
Kathy Robinson
Chris Petrie
Linda Somero
Shaun Donahoe
Martha Settlemire
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Kathy Frink
George Dusoe
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Ben Bloodworth
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13, 2008 The Star, Port St. Joe, FL Established 1937

Serving Gulf County and surrounding areas for 70 years

6B Thursday, March

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

Gulf Coast Electric Cooperative Hosts

Washington, D. C. Youth Tour Contest

Gulf Coast Electric
Cooperative recently held
its annual Washington, D.
C. Youth Tour Contest at
the Honeyville Community
Center in Wewahitchka.
Each year, the
Cooperative sponsors the
contest for high school
juniors whose parents or
Guardians are members
of Gulf Coast Electric.
Contestants are interviewed
by a panel of three judges
From the electric coopera-
tive industry and two win-
ners are chosen to travel on
an all-expenses-paid trip to
.Washington, D. C. in June,
where they join other elev-
enth-grade students from
Small over the United States to
'tour our nation's capitol.
Local civic organiza-
tions and high schools play
an important role in the
contest, as they nominate
the students who vie for the
trip. This year's contestants
were: Rebecca Barnes, rep-
resenting the Wewahitchka
Woman's Club; Kalyn
Bidwell, representing the
Overstreet Volunteer Fire
Department; Jacob Causey,
representing the Greenhead
Volunteer Fire Department;

Jennifer Clayton, repre-
senting the Wewahitchka
Volunteer Fire Department;
Alex Hardin, representing
Wewahitchka Ambulance
Service; Cassidy Hitt, repre-
senting Altha Public School;
Jessica Husband, represent-
ing the White City Volunteer
Fire Department; Warren
McDonald, represent-
ing the Dalkeith Volunteer
Fire Department; Wesley
Newsome, representing
Blountstown High School;
Jordan Paul, representing
Wewahitchka Search and
Rescue; Samantha Rich,
representing Wewahitchka
High School; Kimberly
Shirah, representing the
Wetappo Creek Volunteer
Fire Department; Keeli
Tritz, representing Vernon
High School; Kayla Yon,
representing the Kinard
Volunteer Fire Department;
and Claire Ziewitz, repre-
senting A. Crawford Mosley
High School .
This year's winners are
Keeli Tritz and Kayla Yon.
Alternate is Claire Ziewitz.
In addition to the
Washington, D. C. trip, Gulf
Coast Electric takes all of
the students nominated to

compete in the contest on a
two-day trip to Tallahassee.
There they tour various sites
in Tallahassee with other
eleventh-grade participants
representing electric coop-
eratives across the state.
Leigh Little will travel with
GCEC's Youth Tour contes-
tants to Tallahassee. Leigh
is the daughter of Gulf
Coast Electric Cooperative
Employee Charlie Little, and
as a child of a Cooperative
employee, is ineligible to
compete in the contest.
Instead, she is competing
in a statewide essay con-
test for a chance to go on
the Washington, D. C. Youth
Tour trip.
"The Youth Tour Contest
is a great opportunity for
us to reward local stu-
dents for being outstanding
leaders in their commu-
nities," GCEC Supervisor
of Marketing and Member
Services Kristin Douglas
The Washington, D. C.
Youth Tour Program has
been in existence since
1957 when co-ops sent stu-
dents to Washington, D. C.
to work during the sum-
mer. By 1964, the pro-


From left, GCEC Assistant Manager Michael White with Keeli Tritz (winner), Claire Ziewitz
(alternate) and Kayla Yon (winner).

gram was catching on, and
the National Rural Electric
Cooperative Association
began to coordinate the
efforts of the co-ops. Since
then, thousands of young
people have experienced this
once-in-a-lifetime opportu-
nity to visit our nation's
capitol and learn about our

Gulf Coast Electric
Cooperative is part of
the Touchstone Energy@
national alliance of local,
consumer-owned elec-
tric cooperatives provid-
ing high standards of ser-
vice to customers large
and small. GCEC serves

approximately 20,500
meters, in Bay, Calhoun,
Gulf, Jackson, Walton and
Washington counties and
in the municipalities of
Wewahitchka, Ebro, White
City, Lynn Haven, Fountain
and Southport.

From left, Jordan Paul, Wewahitchka High School Principal Larry White, Jessica Husband,
Samantha Rich, Rebecca Barnes, Alex Hardin, Kalyn Bidwell, Jennifer Clayton, Jacob Causey,
Kimberly Shirah, Warren McDonald, Leigh Little and Gulf County Superintendent of Schools
Tim Wilder.

Gulf Coast Electric Cooperative recently held its annual Washington, D. C. Youth Tour
competition. Participants included (from left): Jordan Paul, Claire Ziewitz, Keeli Tritz,
Cassidy Hitt, Jessica Husband, Alex Hardin, Rebecca Barnes, Kalyn Bidwell, Wesley Newsome,
Jennifer Clayton, Jacob Causey, Kimberly Shirah, Warren McDonald, Samantha Rich, Leigh
.Little and Kayla Yon.


S 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,
S:Highway 22 and Highway
22A, Highway 71 and
Westarm Creek, Highway 71
"Dalkieth Area and Highway
-71 near the Calhoun County

On 03/04 Elizabeth Ann
.Mann, 26, was arrested for
'a violation of community
On 03/04 members of
the Gulf County Sheriff's
Office and the Port St Joe
Police Department served a
.search warrant on Whiting
:Street in Highland View.
-:A quantity of marijuana
-and $4,580 were seized.
Ivan Blake Ranew was
'arrested and charged with
: possession of marijuana and
:sale of marijuana, Anthony
.:Kenneth Robinson, 23, was
:-charged with possession of
On 03/05 Sciandra
Elaine Jones, 22, was
arrested for violation of
probation the original
charge was possession of
On 03/05 Justin L
Edwards, 25, was arrested
as a fugitive from justice.
On 03/05 James
Eugenio Pina Jr, 18, was
arrested for violation of
probation on an original
charge of aggravated

On 03/05 Dana Marie
Clark, 31, was arrested for
violation of probation
On 03/05 members of
the Gulf County Sheriffs
Office, Port St Joe Police
Department, State Attorneys
Office and FDLE arrested:
Henry Charles Bailey,
47, three counts sale of
crack cocaine; Nathaniel
Marcus Bolden, 47, eight
counts sale of crack
cocaine; Reginald Solomon
Morris, 48, two counts sale
of crack cocaine; Jermaine
Monteil Larry, 30, sale of
cocaine (Franklin County);
Alphonso Williams, 59, two
counts sale crack cocaine;
Christian D Morrison, 30,
sale of crack cocaine; Mary
L. Thomas, 55, sale of crack
cocaine; Amos Pittman, 64,
principal to sale of crack
cocaine; Diane Morgan, 61,
three counts sale of crack
cocaine; Ola Lee Thomas,
48, sale of crack cocaine;
Donna Sue Mathis, 39, sale
of crack cocaine; Darrell
Lamar Givens, 48, sale
of crack cocaine; Antione-
Lamar Calvin, 32, two
counts sale of crack cocaine;
James Earnest Lacy, 55,
sale of crack cocaine;
Mary Annette Ramsey, 59,
five counts sale of crack
On 03/05 Jerry Mack
Yarbrough, 31, was arrest
on a violation of probation
warrant for DUI.
On 03/06 Alphonso

Williams, 59, was arrested
and charged with the Arson
of the Lynn Faye Motel
which occurred on 02/28.
Several of the suspects
arrested in the drug round
up were residents of the
Lynn Faye Motel, after their
arrest they were interviewed
by the State Fire Marshall's
Office, information in
these interviews lead to
Williams arrest. Additional
arrests are expected as the
investigation into the fire
On 03/09 Robert
Richard Wall, 47, 6' 08"
3001b a trustee at the Gulf
County Detention Center
escaped. Wall stole a
truck form the Gulf County
Maintenance Department
and is believed to have
fled the area. Anyone with
information is asked to call
the Gulf County Sheriff's

Photo of escaped inmate
not accurate he has gained
100lbs and his hair is long
has mustache.

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The Gulf County Sheriff's office apologizes to Mr Welch.


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of State Road No. 30-E MARDER, P.A., Attorneys Decedent's Estate must file
(100 foot right of way); Conformed Copies to: for Plaintiff, whose address their claims with this Court
thence South 70 degrees is TRADE CENTRE -within three (3) months af-
18 minutes 07 seconds Unda A. Hoffman, Esq.
West along the North RobertS.Rushing, Esq. SOUTH, SUITE 700, 100 ter the date ofthe first pub-
1100 Legal Advertising boundary line of said Lot 1300 West Main Street WEST CYPRESS CREEK location of this Notice.
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-1130 -Adoptions water line of the Gulf of Wesmav, Investments, file the original with the AND OBJECTIONS NOT
1140 Happy Ads Mexico, located at eleva- L.L.C. Clerk within 30 days after SO FILED WILL BE FOR-
1150 Personals tion 0.99 NGVD 29 of Oc- 42 Business Centre Drive, the first publication of this EVER BARRED.
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1170 Found South 29 degrees 19 min- Miramar Beach, FL 32550 31 2008 The date of the first publi-
utes 57 seconds East March 31, 2008; The date of the first publi-
along said mean high Mark A. Violette Otherwise a default and a cation of this Notice is
water line for 50.74 feet; 42 Business Centre Drive, judgment may be entered February 21, 2008.
4 thence leaving said mean Suite 311, The Summit against you for the relief
1100 high water line run North Miramar Beach, FL32550 demanded in the Com- Margaret I. Stutzman
70 degrees 17 minutes 47 plaint. Personal Represehtative
seconds East for 302.29 Warren E. Schott WITNESS MY HAND AND Port St. Joe, FL 32456
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT feet; thence North 19 de- 4484 New Market Road SEAL OF SAID COURTon
,IN AND FOR GULF agrees 46sminutes47 sec- Niceville, FL32578 this 19th day of February, /s/Timothy J. McFarland,
COUNTY, FLORIDA onds West for 40.00 feet;
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East for 189.75 feet to the Robert S. Rushing, Esquire REBECCA L NORRIS 326 Reid Avenue
REGIONS BANK, said Southwesterly Right Carver, Darden, Koretzky, As Clerk of Said Court Port St. Joe, FL 32456
Plaintiff, of Way line of State Road Tessier, Finn, Blossman & FL Bar No.: 0984868
v. No. 30-E; thence North 19 Areaux, LLC Is/Jasmine Hysmith (850) 227-3113
WESMAV INVESTMENTS, degrees 46 minutes 47 1300 West Main Street As Deputy Clerk Attorney for Personal
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LETTE; AND WARREN E. feet to the Point of Begin-
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Defendants. subject to a 5 foot Pedes- 2008 2008 March 6, & 13, 2001, 8
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FORECLOSURE SALE pursuant to the final judg-
Notice is hereby given that ment entered in a case
the undersigned, Rebecca pending in said Court, the IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
L. Norris, Clerk of the Cir- style of which is listed OF-THE 14TH JUDICIAL OF THE FOURTEENTH OF THE FOURTEENTH
cult Court of Gulf County, above. Any person claim- CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR JUDICIAL COURT JUDICIAL COURT
Florida, will on the 27th ing an, interest in'the sur- GULF COUNTY, FLORI- OF THE STATE OF FLOR- OF THE STATE OF FLOR-
day of March,, 2008, at plus from the sale, if any, DA. IDA, IN AND FOR GULF IDA, IN AND FOR GULF
11:00 o'clock A.M. (EST), other than the property COUNTY COUNTY
in the front lobby of the owner as of the date of the
Gulf County Courthouse, lis pendens must file ai CASE NO. 07-505 CA
1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. claim within 60 days after CASE NO.: 08-12PR CASE NO.: 07-99 PR
Blvd, Port St. Joe, Florida, the sale. RBC CENTURA BANK,
32456, offer for sale and Persons with a disability Plaintiff IN RE: The Estate of IN RE: The Estate of
,sell at public outcry to the who need special accom- Vs. HERMAN R. EMILY B. SPEIGHTS,
highest and best bidder for modations must notice the STEVEN H. OLSON, et. ARD, Decedent.
.cash, the following de- individual signed below Al. Decedent.
scribed property situated not later than seven days Defendants
in the County of Gulf, State prior to the proceeding TC A Mi
of Florida, to-wit: which is the subject of this NOTICE OF ADMINIS-
notice to insure that rea- NOTICE OF ADMINIS- TRATION
Lot 1: sonable accommodations NOTICE OF ACTION TRATION
Begin at a found one half are available. The adminisra-
.inch iron rod and Cap No. WITNESS my hand and of- TO: JOHN WEBB, The administration of the i o n
.1782 marking the most ficial seal of this Honorable GEORGE AVERY and Estate of HERMAN R. of the Estate of EMILY B.
Northerly corner of Lot 31, Court, this 3rd day of LOUISE AVERY ARD, File No. 08-12PR, is SPEIGHTS, File No.
of San Bias Estates Subdi- March, 2008. pending in the Circuit 07-PR, is pending in the
recorded in Pt Book 3, Rebecca L Norris R E S I D E N C E : Court of Gulf County, Flor- Circuit Court of Gulf
'Pages 20, 21and 22, of the Clerk of Circuit Court UNKNOWN ida Probate Division the County, Florida, Probate
Public Records of Gulf Gulf County, Florida address of which is 1000 Division, the address of
County, Florida, (iron rod LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: Fifth Street, Port St. Joe, which is 1000 Fifth Street,
215 SIGNAL LANE FL 32456. The name and Port St. Joe, FL 32456.
_--.-.-.-...-.... ..... .. PORT ST. JOE, FL address of the Personal The name and address of
Place Your Classified Ad 32456 Representativvean e the the Personal Representa-
SPersonal representative's tive and the Personal Rep-
2 i7;:: :: ANDTO: All persons attorney are as set forth resentative's attorney are
:... :' claiming an interest by, below. as set forth below.
S e-mail to: through, under, or against
for publication in The Star FIED that an action to fore-
or close a mortgage on the All persons on whom this All persons on following described prop- Notice is served who have whom this Notice is served
Spuiatin in he ime erty located in Gulf objections that challenge who have objections that
for publication in The Times County, Florida: the qualifications of the challenge the qualifica-
Personal Representative, tions of the Personal Rep-
By Phone: 747- 0 Commencing at the South- venue, or jurisdiction of resentative, venue, or juris-
S y Pone ( west Corner of Lot 49, this Court, are required to diction of this Court, are
CAPE SAN BLAS file their objections with required to file their objec-
By Fax: (850) 747-5044 GULFSIDE & BAYSIDE this Court within the latter tions with this Court within
subdivision as per plat of three (3) months after the latter of three (3)
Office Hours: 8-5 Mon.-Fri thereof recorded in Plat the date of the first publi- months after the date of
Office Closed Sat. & Sun.. Book 3, Pages 24 and cation of this Notice or thefirstpublication of this
S24C, Public Records of thirty (30) days after the Notice or thirty (30) days
: The News Herald Gulf County, Florida, for a date of service of a copy of after the date of service of
PO. Box 1940 point of beginning; thence the Notice on them. a copy of the Notice on
S :Panama Cty, FL32402. North 20 degrees 14' 55" them.
West along the West line All creditors of the Dece-
I f .: ', .J :- a of said lot 49 a distance of dent and other persons All creditors of
S Please Check Your Ad I 108.00 feet; thence North having claims or demands t h 'e
on the FIRST day 59 degrees 15' 50" East against Decedent's Estate Decedent and other per-
554 feet, more or less, to on whom a copy of this sons having claims or de-
of publication. the approximate mean Notice is served, within mands against Decedent's
"Adjustments" :high water line to a point three (3) months after the Estate on whom a copy df
on the Southerly line of date of the first publication this Notice is served,
said lot 49; thence South of this Notice must file their within three (3) months af-
F C 69 degrees 34'00" West claims with this Court terthedateofthefirstpub-
SwCheck yoeur ad for serors Ihe FIRST day ofrecnsrenor, along said South line of lot within the latter of three (3) location of this Notice must
We w responsible for sincrrectsen 49 for 502 feet, more or months after the date of file their claims with this
r onlyl The publsner assumes no financial responscibDii.
ny for errors or omissions o copy Posiion of any ad lessto the point of begin- the first publication of this Court within the latter of
Sin the classified section IS NOT guarar leed under ning. Notice or thirty (30) days three (3) months after the
any classfication after the date of service of date of the first publication
Has been filed against a copy of this Notice on of this Notice or thirty (30)
S'ychange dung o d c e n, you, an you are required to them. days after the date of serv-
Any copy change, during ordered schedule consti- serve a copy of your writ- ice of a copy of this Notice
tutes a new ad and new charges. ten defenses, if any, to this All creditors of the Dece- on them.

All creditors of
t h. e
Decedent and persons
having claims or demands
against Decedent's Estate
must file their claims with
this Court within three (3)
months after the date of
the first publication of this


The date of the
f i r s t
publication of this Notice is
March 6, 2008.

Sharon D. Speights
261 Avenue A
Port St. Joe, FL 32456
Personal Representative

Timothy J. McFarland, Es-
P.O. Box 202
326 Reid Avenue
Port St. Joe, FL 32456
FL Bar No.: 0984868
(850) 227-3113
Attorney for Personal Rep-

Publish March 6, 13, 20,
27, 2008


CASE NO.: 08-13 PR

IN RE: The Estate of



The administa-
t i o n
of the Estate of OLA R.
LaPLANTE, File No.
08-13PR, is pending in the
Circuit Court of Gulf
County, Florida, Probate
Division, the address of
which is 1000 Fifth Street,
Port St. Joe, FL 32456.
The name and address of
the Personal Representa-
tive and the Personal Rep-
resentative's attorney are
as set forth below.


All persons on
whom this Notice is served
who have objections that
challenge the qualifica-
tions of the Personal Rep-
resentative, venue, orjuris-
diction of this Court, are
required to file their objec-
tions with this Court within
the latter of three (3)
months after the date of
the first publication of this
Notice or thirty (30) days
after the date of service of
a copy of the Notice on

All creditors of
t h e
Decedent and other per-
sons having claims or de-
mands against Decedent's
Estate on whom a copy of
this Notice is served,
within three (3) months af-
ter the date of the first pub-
lication of this Notice must

file their claims with this feet to an iron rod and ERAL JURISDICTION DIVI-
Court within the latter of cap, marked L.S.S. 4889 SION
three (3) months after the for the Point of Beginning;
date of the first publication from said Point of Beginn- CASE NO 07-329 CA
of this Notice or thirty (30) ing continue North 39 de-
Sth agrees 14 minutes 51 sec- RBC CENTURA BANK
days afterthe date of serv- bonds West along said PLAINTIFF,
ice of a copy of this Notice Right-of-Way line for a dis- VS.
on them. tance of 100.00 feet; STEVEN L. FURGERSON.,
thence departing said ETAL.
All creditors of Right-of-Way line go North DEFENDANT(S)
t h e 46 degrees 05 minutes 50 /
Decedent and persons seconds East for a dis- NOTICE OF FORECLO-
having claims or demands tance of 182.83 feet to an SURE SALE
against Decedents Esta iron rod and cap, marked NOTICE IS HEREBY
against Decedent's Estate L.S.S. 4889; thence con- GIVEN pursuant to a Final
must file their claims with tinue North 46 degrees 05 Default Judgment of fore-
this Court within three (3) minutes 50 seconds East closure date February 26,
months after the date of for a distance of 248.50 2008 entered in Civil Case
the first publication of this feet to an iron rod and No. 07-329 CA of the Cir-
Notice. cap, marked L.S.S. 4889; cult Court in and for GULF
thence continue North 46 County, Florida, I will sell-
ALL CLAIMS, DEMANDS, degrees 05 minutes 50 to the highest and best
AND JCTI OT seconds East for a dis- bidder for cash in the
tanceof 18.1 feet, more or LOBBY of the GULF
SO FILED WILL BE FOR- less, to the centerline of COUNTY COURTHOUSE
EVER BARRED. Stone Mill Creek, thence 1000 CECIL G. COSTIN
meander downstream in a SR. BOULEVARD, PORT
The date ofthe Southerly direction along ST. JOE, FLORIDA at
f i r s t the centerline of Stone Mill 11:00 a.m. on the 27th day
publication of this Notice is Creek to a point which of March, 2008 the follow-
March 6, 2008. bears North 46 degrees 05 ing described
minutes 50 seconds East, setforth in said Final Judg-
William Michal aPlan 3961 feet more or less, ment, to-wit:
William Michael LaPlante from the Point of Beginn-
PO Box 13525 ing; thence departing the LOT 19 MYSTIC PALMS A
Mexico Beach, FL 32410 centerline of Stone Mill SUBDIVISION AS PER
Personal Representative Creek, go South 46 de- MAP OR [PLAT THEREOF
greens 05 minutes 50 sec- RECORDED IN PLAT
bonds West for a distance BOOK 5 PAGE 8 PUBLIC
Timothy J. McFarland, Es- of 18 feet, more or less, to RECORDS OF GULF
quire an iron rod and cap, COUNTY FLORIDA
SBox 202 marked L.S.S. 4889;
P.O.36 Rd A e thence continue South 46 Date this 27th day of Feb-
326 Reid Avenue degrees 05 minutes 50 ruary, 2008
Port St. Joe, FL 32456 seconds West for a dis- Any person claiming an in-
FL Bar No.: 0984868 tance of 378.15 feet to the terest in the surplus from
(850) 227-3113 Point of Beginning; the sale, if any, other than
Attorney for Personal Rep- the property owner as of
resentative has been filed against you the date of the lis pendens
and you are required to must file a claim within
Publish March 6, 13, 20, & serve a copy of your writ sixty (60) days after the
27, 2008 ten defenses, if any, to it sale.
on Frank A. Baker,
plaintiff's attorney, whose/ s/Jasmine Hysmith
address is 4431 Lafayette Deputy Clerk
IN THE FOURTEENTH Street, Marianna, Florida,
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND 32446, on or before March Publish March 13 & 20,.
FOR GULF COUNTY, 31, 2008, and file the origi- 2008
FLORIDA nal with the clerk of this
court either before service
CASE NO. 07-488-CA on Plaintiff's attorney or im-
mediately thereafter; other- NOTICE OF ADMINIS
BANK, tered against you for the TRATIVE COMPLAINT
Plaintiff, relief demanded in the Case No.:91565-07-AG
vs. complaint.
BIDWELL COMPANY LLC, DATED this February 25, TO: Accurate Land Title,
d/b/a Bidwell Construction, 2008.Port Saint, Joe, FL
HOWARD, JANE SOUTH- /s/Jasmine Hysmith An
COMPLAINT to suspend
WOOD, and EMERALD as Deputy Clerk r revoke your licenses)
Defendants. Publish March 6 & 13, and eligibility for licensure
NOTICE OF ACTION 2008 and appointment has been
Filed against you. You have
SJOHN C. WEBB ad- the right to request a hear-.
dress, residence and dom-g pursuant to Sections
icle unknown 120.569 and 120.57(1) and
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT (2), Florida Statutes, by
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that IN AND FOR GULF mailing a request for same
an action to foreclose a COUNTY FLORIDA GEN- to the Department of Fi-
mnrtnna nn the fnllnwinn

property in Gulf County,

Cormence at a lightwood
post marking the North-
east Corner of Section 10,
Township 4 South, Range i -
10 West, Gulf County, Flor-
ida; thence go South 00
degrees 00 minutes 33
seconds East along the
East line of Section 10 for
a distance of 1645.59 feet
to a point on the Northerly D&D's MOBILE AUTO OLD
Right-of-Way line of Stone REPAIR OLD
Mill Creek Drive (having a ASE certified, repairs @ BY THE BAY INC
66 foot wide home, business, or Cleaning Service. In
Right-of-Way); thence go roadside, towing available, Business locally for 5
North 60 degrees 33 min- Wewa beaches and Cape. years, honest, depend-
utes 18 seconds West Call Dan at 227-8225 or able, reasonable, &
along said Northerly Dave 334-333-6233 good local references.
Right-of-Way line for a dis- Residential, vacation
tance of 318.28 feet to an Need a rentals. Free Estimates.
iron rod and cap marked 229-1654 or 227-5876
L.S.S. 4889; thence go helping hand?
North 20 degrees 50 min- Advertise in
utes 24 seconds West .
along said Northerly the Help
Right-of-Way line for a dis- Wanted D Landscaping
tance of 315.24 feet to an Wante D & D Landscaping
iron rod and cap, marked Section in the Lawncare, Tree Trimming,
L.S.S. 4889; thence go Shrub Planting, General
North 39 degrees 14 min- Classifieds! House Maintenance.
utes 51 seconds West 747-5020 Dan @ 227-8225 or
along said Right-of-Way Dave 334-333-6233
line for a distance of 51.92 -

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nancial Services, Division
of Legal Services, 200 E.
Gaines St., Tallahassee,
Florida 32399-0333. If a re-
quest for hearing is not re-
ceived by April 3, 2008, the
right to a hearing in this
matter will be waived and
the Chief Financial Officer
will dispose of this case in
accordance with the law.
Publish February 21, 28,
March 6 & 13, 2008


To consider adoption of an
Ordinance relating to the
discretionary one-half cent
sales tax.

GIVEN that the Gulf
County Board of County
Commissioners will hold a
public hearing to consider
adoption of an Ordinance
with the following title:


The public hearing will be
held during the Gulf
County Board of County
Commissioner's meeting
on Tuesday, March 25,
2008 at 6:00 p.m. e.t. in
the County
Commissioner's meeting
room in the Robert M.
Moore Administration
Building, Gulf County
Courthouse Complex, Port
St. Joe, Florida.

All interested persons may
appear and be heard with
respect to the proposed
Ordinance. If a person de-
cides to appeal any deci-
sions made by the Gulf
County Commission with
respect to any matter con-
sidered at this hearing,
he/she will need a record
of the proceedings and
that for such purpose
he/she may need to en-
sure a verbatim record of
the proceedings made and
which would include any
evidence upon which the
appeal is to be based.


A copy of the proposed
Ordinance is available for
inspection on weekdays
between the hours of 9:00
a.m. est., and 5:00 p.m.
est. at the Office of the
Clerk of Court, Gulf County
Courthouse, 1000 C.G.
Costin, Sr., Blvd., Port St.
Joe, Florida, 32456.


Publish: March 13, & 20,

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The Gulf County School
Board is accepting pro-
posals for A Business
Community School. The
School Board requests in-
terested parties to submit
written proposals for re-
view and study. Informa-
tion to be provided should
include the following:

Summary of proposed
Description of student
population, projected
number of students to be
served, projected demo-
graphics and employee
parents of students.
Description of project de-
sign and implementation
to include financing,
day-to-day management,
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Description of the facility
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Notice of Sale

Notice is hereby given that
America's Mini Storage
and Office, Inc., intends to
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the personal property de-
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facility act statutes section
93.801-83.89. America's
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property no later than the
date of March 24th 2008.
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Room For Rent
M/F $380mo. Utilities
included, to share 4 br
home. Call 227-1711

2 br 2 ba, 2 blks from bch
fenced in backyard, $500/
mo + sec dep. Pets ok
w/dep. 706-319-8889
Beacon Hill ( Mexico
Beach area) 2 br, 1 ba
kitchen add on, gated
decking, 12x24 shed,
partly furn'd, W/D, walk to
bch, $650 mo+dep. (850)

DBL WD MH. 15th St.,
Mexico Beach. 3 br 2 ba,
unfurri except for stove &
fridge. $750/mo + $750
dep. 648-3659. Available

IFor Rent, 14x70' Mobile
I Home, 2 br, 2 ba CH&A, I
Clean & furnished, at|
ISimmons Bayou. Call

Mobile Home lot for rent
in Angela Estates, 15th St.
Mexico Beach. $200/mo +
$200/dep. 648-3659 for de-
Oak Grove, 2 br 1 ba, Irg
backyard, no pets,
$500mo+dep, ref, ready
March 1, Call after 1pm,
227-3463/ 227-5209
RV Space for rent private
lot with 1 room Cottage
with full bath 9452 Olive St.
Beacon Hill Call Dan

( )Beachside
Beach view 3 br, 2.5 ba
Townhouse, fully fur-
ESS& INAN l nished, washer/dryer, full
kitchen. Available March 1
5100- Business or sooner. $975/mo
Opportunities 850-510-8237
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1,288 sf heated/cooled ac,
364 sf unheated porch/
garage. 3 br 2 ba. Seller
motivated. Reduced $10K.
850-819-1611. Open
House March 15th &16th.

Gulfaire, 5 br 3 ba, private
beach, pool, tennis. Best
Value in area. $369,900.
Pelican Walk Real Estate

Mexico Beach, 3 br 2 ba,
.6 acre lot, new windows,
fresh paint, dedicated
beach, $275K. Pelican
Walk Real Estate
Port St Joe, near schools,
3 br 2.5 ba, recently re-
modeled. 2080sf H/C,
$75,000 under apprasied
value. Asking $259,000.
St. Joe Beach, 3 br, 2 ba
Mobile Home, Nice Lot,
Extras, block building,
$115K. Pelican Walk Real
Estate, 850-647-2473.

House for Sale
410 5th St. Mexico Beach,
2 LOTS 110 x 121.46 x
116.28 x 148.84 Beautiful
Beach House, 1935 sq.ft.
heated and cooled. House
is 4 yrs. old. Four bed-
room, 2 baths. Screen
Room. The house and rec-
reation room along with all
bedroomshave been ce-
ram ictiled. Walk-in cos
ets, some furniture will
stay, completely tiled
throughout, heat pump
has been salt spray
dipped so no corrsion will
occur, attic space. Recrea-
tion room 16 x 24 with cy-
press wood on the ceiling
and walls, tiled. Outside
shower and deep well. 12
x 20 Boat shed and 12 x
20 Storage coveriingunit.
Concrete walkways, awn-
ing over all doors, fence
railing along walkways
around house. Ready for
the summer and family
and quests, will sleep
many. 325,000.00 MUST
REASONS, can email pic-
turesemail us at:
Mry and Tom Price 334
268-0601/ 334 807-0134


10371 Hwy 71. 6 acres.
Asking for pay off. 10342
Hwy 71 2.8 acres w/
house. (3) 150x50 at cor-
ner of Wimico & Cedar St.
in White City. Call for
prices 827-2242 or
527-7387 Ask for Shan-
non Hardy

Bay County-
Fountain Area
2.5 Acres, $19,900
Owner Financing
For Sale
Oversize residential lot.
Oak Grove Sub-lola St
Port St Joe.
Call 850-653-9182
Lot For Sale
75x180, at deadend street,
lot is cleared, with trees,
Make Offer 229-6859.

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8100 Antique & Collectibles
8110 Cars
8120 Sports Utility Vehicles
8130 Trucks
8140- Vans
8150 Commercial
8160- Motorcycles
8170 Aulo Parts
& Accessories
8210 Boats
8220 Personal Watercraft
8230 Sailboats
8240 Boat & Marine
8310 Aircraft/Aviation
8320 ATV/Off Road Vehicles
8330 Campers & Trailers
8340 Motorhomes

$500! Police
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Hondas, Chevys, Jeeps,
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Chris Craft '87
38', 20' clearance, (2) 3208
Cat Diesel engines, loaded
with equipment, great con-
dition. Asking $60K
850-648-5690/ 227-8617
Mexico Beach
Covered Boat Lift, up to
22'. Call 850-340-1216.

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I Spy-Espionage During the American Revolution

By: Abagail Maria Davis
Faith Christian School, Grade 7
When you think about the American
Revolutionary War there are many historic
names that come to mind, such as, George
Washington and Nathan Hale. Yet one name
that will always be remembered, for all
the wrong reasons, is Benedict Arnold. His
wife, Margaret Shippen Arnold, became a
forgotten footnote. No one would have ever
guessed that she played an important part
in the war.
Peggy was a young, pretty, vivacious,
upper class, and very wealthy. She led a life
of comfort as Edward Shippen's daughter
and thought it would stay that way. But she
soon found out that after she married Mr.
Benedict it would not stay the same. She was
the daughter of Judge Edward Shippen who
was from a well-known family in Philadelphia,
Pennsylvania. Mr. Shippen was a wealthy
merchant, mayor of Philadelphia, for three
one-year terms, and one of the founders of
-The'College of New Jersey. How can a man

with good political views have a daughter that
goes against everything that he believes?
The nineteen-year-old Peggy married
the thirty-eight year old Benedict Arnold.
She may have even sent information to the
British before she was married. That is why it
is said that she never actually war a patriot.
It was also said that Peggy told Theodora
Prevost, a close friend, that the America
cause was something she always hated and
worked.hard to back her husband's views. It
was rumored that Peggy Arnold instigated
all of the schemes of her husband Benedict.
Although there was no proof of this accusa-
tion, there is also no proof of her trying to
prevent him from his wrong doings.
The very opinionated Peggy convinced
Arnold to correspond with the British. Peggy
and Benedict's first act of treason as a mar-
ried couple began only after two short weeks
of marriage. It is thought that Peggy arranged
it with a china dealer from Philadelphia, who
agreed with the British and their views, to
carry a letter from Mr. Arnold to the British in
New York, offering himself to them as a spy.

After Benedict switched sides and fled
to New York, Peggy stayed at West Point long
enough to convince George Washington that
she had nothing to do with her husband's
betrayal. When she left West Point she went
to Philadelphia with her parents until she
joined Benedict in New York City. Being ban-
ished from Philadelphia was the first shock to
her easygoing life. After departing from New
York Peggy stayed by her husband's side,
following him from London to New Brunswick
and back to London again.
Not being the same girl from what she
had been in the past, Peggy is now a girl
who is tired, pale, and lost; who is soon to
arrive in New York in November with her first
son Edward. Still in New York, not even a
year later, she gave birth to her second son
James Robertson Arnold. By December they
knew that they could not make America their
home, so Peggy took her children, boarded a
ship, and sailed to England. Benedict sailed

with the Navy to Saint John. Arnold sent for
his wife and kids to join him there. Peggy,
pregnant again, gave birth to another son
soon after her arrival. Two years later she had
her fourth and final child.
Benedict and Margaret Arnold lived
together in England .until they died. It is said
that Benedict's last request was "Let me die
in my old American uniform, which I fought
my battles. God forgive me for ever put-
ting on another suit." After he died on June
14, 1800, Peggy moved to a smaller house
and paid off all of his debts. In 1803, Peggy
became very sick and died in the fall of
1804. They were both buried at Saint Mary's
Battersea across the Thames from London.
Women have always had an important
part in their husband's lives. That is why
every woman should have good character
and high morals. For example, if Margaret
was that kind of person maybe she could
have influenced Benedict in the right direc-

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Elections Scholarships

Parents, thank you for getting your child to school on
'time and getting them a good breakfast for Stanford 10
and FCAT week. We will begin another week of testing
'on March 17th for the NRT (National Norm Reference
Test). We know this will be another week of testing, so
keep doing what you know is best for them. We will do
our best on the test!!!!!
Spring Break is just around the corner. This will be
a time for you to relax and spend quality time with your
'family. The dates are March 31 t-April 4th. We will have
early release on March 28th at 11:30. Your child will
NOT be served lunch on that day.
Important Dates:
March IIth-24th-FCAT and Stanford 10 testing
March 24th-28th-Jump Rope for Heart during PE
March 25th-Spring Pictures
March 28th-1/2 day no lunch and Report Cards go
March 31st-April 4th-Spring Break
April 1 lth-Gold Cards go home
April 14th-18th-Career Week
April 23rd-1/2 day
April 25th-Track and Field Day



Week #20 answers are:

1. Which one of the jobs did African American
abolitionist, Fredrick Douglass, not hold? an editor, a
US Marshall, or a minister-A minister
2. Mildews, Molds, and Mushrooms reproduce by forming
3. Name the President of the Confederacy during the US
Civil War?-Jefferson Davis
4. In what year did women in the United States gain the
right to vote?-1920

Congratulations to: Shane McGuffin and Linda Wood. These
people submitted the winning entries.

Week #21-Questions are:

1. An armadillo can get what disease from a mosquito?
2. Kangaroos are allergic to what substance in milk?
3. Whales can get what bug that people get in their hair?
4. What shark has the name of a mystical creature?

Questions submitted by: Caroline Rish, 4th Grader

Please e-mail your responses to:

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Stae Road 30A
Tidal ulvert Replacement Project

Bridge (onsthction Projec, Gulf County
Financial Project Identification Number:
Public Information Meeting
Date: Tuesday, March 25, 2008
Time: 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. (EDT)
Place: St. Joseph Bay State Buffer and
Aquatic Preserves Center
3915 State Road 30A
Port St. Joe, Florida



The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) invites you to attend the Public
Information Meeting regarding proposed culvert replacements on State Road 30A.
The meeting will be held Tuesday, March 25, 2008 from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
(EDT) at the St. Joseph Bay State Buffer and Aquatic Preserves Center, 3915 State
Road 30A, Port St. Joe, Florida. This meeting will provide you an opportunity to
preview the proposed design, ask questions, and/or submit comments. There will be
no formal presentation, representatives from the FDOT will be available to answer
questions and explain the proposed improvements.
The proposed improvements include replacing two existing culverts on State Road
30A with new concrete bridges. The first structure is located adjacent to Presnell's
Bayside Marina approximately 2 /2 miles south of the intersection of State Road
30A and State Road 30 (US 98). The second structure is located adjacent to the St.
Joseph Bay State Buffer and Aquatic Preserve approximately 2 miles south of the
first structure.
Public participation is solicited without regard to race, color, national origin, age,
sex, religion, disability or family status. Persons who require special accommoda-
tions under the Americans with Disabilities Act or persons who require translation
services (free of charge) should contact Kerrie Harrell, P.E., Project Manager at
(850) 638-2288 at least seven days prior to the meeting.
If you have any questions regarding this project or this meeting, please contact Ker-
rie Harrell at (850) 638- 2288 or by email You may also con-
tact Tommie Speights, District Three Public Information Director; toll free at (888)
638-0250, extension 208 or by email

Gulf County Supervisor
of Elections Linda Griffin
has announced that the
Florida State Association
of Supervisors of Elections
will award three (3) $1,200
scholarships at their sum-
mer conference in May this
year. To be eligible for the
FSASE scholarship, the
student must be either a
Political Science/Public or
Business Administration
or Journalism/Mass
Communication Major. The
student must be enrolled
or accepted as a full-time

student in a senior college
or university in Florida.
No postgraduate or second
degree students are eligible.
Application must be turned
in to the Elections Office by
March 26, 2008.
To find out more about
the scholarships and addi-
tional eligibility require-
ments, interested students
can call the Gulf County
Elections Office at 229-6117
or come by the Elections
Office, located at 401 Long
Ave, Port St. Joe.

THEE After
Long Avenue Baptist
Church would like to wel-
come all those students
attending Prom this year
to-"THEE after party" on
April 19 from 11 p.m. to
8 a.m. Yep, that's right, an
What better way than
to spend your night after
prom in a fun, enjoyable,
safe, and Christian atmo-
sphere! Wondering what's
going to be there? Glad you
asked. The gym will be full
of inflatable games, such as
those that you see at Project

Graduation-for example,
"Bungee Run," "Super
Boxing," and "Galdiator
Joust." In addition to the
inflatables, there will be
football tables, ping-pong
tables, movies, and FOOD!
Again, every student
who is going to be attend-
ing Prom is invited to come.
Don't miss this time of great
fun and fellowship where
you can make lasting mem-
ories with your friends, on
Prom Night!
"THEE after party" Be

Parents of Port St. Joe High School

Students grades 8-11
During the week of you will know where your
March 17th you will be child is and where he / she
receiving an invitation in the needs to be for the upcom-
mail inviting you to come ing school year If after this
and join your student in appointment you feel that
selecting his / her schedule m nee oe time
for the 2008-09 school year yo tal i e uidce
.The meetings are sched- to talk with the guidance
uled to last 15 minutes per counselor please feel free
student and we strong- to contact, Ginger Bernal at
ly encourage parents to Port St. Joe High School at
attend this appointment so 850-229-8813.

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Port St. Joe Elementary School Bridges Program and the entire student body enjoyed celebrating Dr. Seuss' Birthday with
a huge cake. During the school day Friday, March 7th the students received a piece of the cake for a special treat. Also,
they enjoyed morning poems and Reader's Theatre everyday in the Library, provided by the Challenge Classes. Together
we celebrated Reading and the importance it has in everything we do.

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A Public Hearing will be held at a special
Planning and Development Review Board
(PDRB) meeting on Tuesday, March 25,
2008 at 8:45 a.m. EST, and at the Board of
County Commissioners (BOCC) meeting
on Tuesday, March 25, 2008 at 6:00 p.m.
EST. Both public hearings will be held in
the BOCC Meeting Room at the Robert M.
Moore Administration Building, 1000 Cecil
G. Costin Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida.
The public hearings will be to discuss and
act on the following:

1. Proposed 7 unit subdivision -
Indian Lagoon, LLC Parcel ID
#03181-000R in Section 20,
Township 9 South, Range 10 West,
Gulf County, Florida Subject
to all Federal, State and Local
Development Regulation state and
2. Variance Request George
Newman, Jr. Parcel ID
#03974-000R in Section 5,
Township 7 South, Range 11
West, Gulf County, Florida -
encroachment into road setback to
meet DEP CCCL requirements.
3. Reopen Small Scale Land Use
for Moses Medina Parcel ID
#01041-060R Agricultural to
4. Public at Large
5. Staff

The public is encouraged to attend and
be heard on these matters. Information
prior to the meeting can be viewed at the
Planning and Building Department at 1000
Cecil G. Costin Sr. Blvd., Room 312.

Publish: March 13, & 20, 2008 Ad #2008-30



The City of Wewahitchka Board
of Commissioners will hold a PUBLIC
DINANCE NO. 2008-1040L on Monday,
March 24, 2008 at 6:45 RM. 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

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By Krista Parker

Times have changed, lit-
erally! Daylight savings time
has put students into the
slumps. They are barely
awake but working hard
to do well on FCAT. This
is, for teachers, as well as
students, the most stressful
time of the school year. My
peers are busy getting ready,
but they cannot forget the
many other events going on
Senior News:
There are several
seniors who have asked
about going on the Senior
Trip but have not turned
in any money. We are get-
ting ready to make rooming
lists and finalize payments.
If you are more than $100
behind, your name will be
removed from the trip list.
See Mrs. Alcorn immedi-
ately if you have any ques-
Any senior who has
been accepted to a college
or university should stop
by guidance and see Mrs.
Newsome. Please give her
the name of the college you
will be attending next fall.
Senior BabyAds are due
to Mrs. Norton on March
18, 2008.
Check the scholarship
box in the guidance office
for the many scholarships
Junior News:
Prom is right around
the corner. Juniors: don't
forget to sign up for a com-
fmaml malw, m ".- ' ..- '* '., --v a

mittee. Do your part and
make this prom the. best
one ever.
All juniors need to pay
their $20 class dues to
Jessie Faircloth immediate-
ly. You will not be allowed to
attend Prom without paying
your dues.
Clubs and Other News:
FCAT rewards were
given our last Friday.
Students who scored high in
reading, math, and science
received a personal check
from the school. Thank
you to Principal McFarland
and the administration for
encouraging us to do well.
Big thanks to the
National Honor Society for
donating mints and bottles
of water for FCAT testing. It
was a tremendous help.
Petals By the Bay will
be hosting a Prom Preview
Day on Tuesday, March 18,
2008 from 6 pm until. Come
and check our the latest
tuxedo fashions for guys.
Remember that is you get
your tux from Petals By the
Bay, you will also save on
your flowers. Petals by the
Bay will also have saving for
girls. The Models will be
students from PSJHS and
there will be food. Come out
and join the fun! ,
Prom date permission
forms are available in the
office. They are due back no
later than April 11.
Sports News:
This past weekend our
Boys Baseball team host-
ed a weekend tournament,

inviting Smith Station (AL),
Williston (FL), and Franklin
County. Friday St. Joe
played Smith Station, a
6A undefeated team, and
won with a score of 8-6.
Saturday, the Tiger Sharks
played Williston and took
the victory 4-2. Jamie Bird,
a senior pitcher for the
Sharks, hit a home run that
led St. Joe to score two
Captain for the Sharks,
Matt Wright, said that, "The
Baseball Season started off
slow, but now we are look-
ing good and we have beaten
some really good teams. We
are starting to play the 'Old
St. Joe' style." Matt is a
senior at Port St. Joe High
School, and was chosen by
both coaches and peers to
serve as this years Captain.
He is an excellent leader,
and takes care of business
for the team.
Boys Baseball will play
Mosley away on Friday, and
travel to Florida High on
Saturday. Come out and
support your Tiger Sharks.
That sums it up for this
weeks' edition of "Shark
Talk." In the spirit of FCAT,
I leave you will this quote
from Aristotle, "The edu-
cated differ from the unedu-
cated as much as the living
from the dead."

The students at Faith
Christian School were
excited about our annual
book fair last week. Mrs.
Lynn Wells, our librarian,
was able to secure Usborne
Boos as our supplier. These
books are of excellent qual-
ity and make wonderful
gifts. Many parents enjoyed
wandering through the
library looking at the good
supply on hand, purchasing
or making orders. It was
very encouraging to see the
students get excited about
purchasing books to add to
their own collections.
Tuesday, March 4,
the student body gathered
together for chapel in the
new multi-purpose build-
ing. The program was led by
Mike Dunn, along with his
wife Melanie, and Jessica
Sarmiento, who led the

signing for the opening wor-
ship song. Accompanying
on the guitar was Trevor
Burch. After leading the
assembly in a few other
worship songs, Mr. Dunn
introduced Michael Rogers,
the interim pastor at Faith
Bible Church, who encour-
aged students to make use
of their time in school so as
to be prepared to meet their
future goals.
Have you ever won-
dered what it was like to sail
upon the seas in the time
of Christopher Columbus?
Thursday, March 6, the sec-
ond and third grade class-
es had the opportunity to
board the Nina, one of the
three ships on Columbus's
fleet when he made his
1492 voyage. The Nina, or
rather an exact replica, was
docked at the downtown

Faith Christian Athletes of the Week on Feb. 20-25,
2008. Front L to R: Reese Johnston-K4,,Kristen Bouington-K3,
Hagen Parrish-K5. Back L to R: Celeste Chiles-2"d Grade,
David Davis-3" grade, Sloan Bozeman-4'h grade, and J.J.
Laine-1" grade.

Wewahitchka Elementary School Port St. Joe Elementary School

Students of the Week March 3-7 Dazzling Dolphins

K-Andrew Simmons*, Is' Jeremiah Rardin, 2nd Lexi
Sims, 3rd Josh Daulton, 4th Micheal Collinsworth, 5'h Robin,
Outlaw, not pictured

Front Row: Hailey Harriman, Lilia Pangan
Back Row: Christian Pickett, Toshma Gray (Happy Meal),
Michael Sherrill (Subway Meal)

marina in Panama City.
This replica, called a cara-
vel, was built in Valencia,
Bahia, Brazil. No power
tools were used, so it was
built entirely by hand, using
designs and implements for
construction dating back to
the fifteenth century.
After the loss of Santa
Maria, Columbus chose the
Nina to carry him home.
Even though the Nina was
a smaller vessel, he was
partial to it. The ship is
amazingly small, only 66
feet of deck length with an
overall height of 93.6 feet.
This vessel also made at
least two other voyages with
Columbus. Interestingly,
even though the ship had a
hold, the sailors, 27 in all;

slept on deck as the hold
was filled with smelly live-
stock and cargo. Only the
captain, who was Columbus
on the way back, had a
small, separate hold which
was only 4 feet in height!
Of course, people were not
as tall back then, and the
average age of a crewman
was 13 or 14. Some of the
children decided that, as
exciting as such a trip might
be, they would prefer not
to cross a stormy ocean in
such a small ship, especial-
ly without their parents!
Another interesting fact
is the reason that Columbus
wanted to sail west. Many
people think it was to find a
safer trade route to the East.
True, but there was another
reason. In Columbus's jour-
nal, he writes, "It was the
Lord who put into my mind
the fact that it would be
possible to sail from here
to the Indies... There is
no question that the inspi-
ration was from the Holy
Spirit." Columbus's intent
was two-fold. He could find
that trade route and also
fulfill what he believed to be
his commission from God
- to be a "Christ-bearer"
to distant lands. That is
the meaning of his name.
Sadly, Columbus let author-
ity and the desire for gold
corrupt him, thus met a
sad end. Nevertheless, we
can learn a lesson from
Columbus and the Nina,
his small ship. Great ideas
have small beginnings, and
when pursued under the
guidance and power of God,
can lead to great success.
Let us keep our eyes on
In lieu of a science fair,
Faith Christian is having
a Project Learning Fair. A
Learning Fair is similar to
a science fair except that
it encourages students to
investigate areas of interest
in Bible, literature, histo-
ry, or science. The.ftudent
must have a backboard, a
research paper, a research
model, make an oral pre-
sentation, and answer
impromptu questions from
the judges. The Learning
Fair is open to students in:
grades 5 through 12. It will
be held in the All Purpose
Building Friday, March 14
from 8:15 to 11:30.

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