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March 27, 2008


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Twine's Lasting Legacy


Emile Twine, the beloved former principal, teacher and coach of George Washington I
on March 10. He was 86 years old, and had lived in Hampton, Va. since leaving Port St.

By Despina Williams
Star Staff Writer


"Some of us still see

him as a father figure,

and a child never

outgrows his father."


Anna Gibson
George Washington High School
Class of 1958


For those whose lives he touched,
Emile Twine was more than an educator.
He was a hero and father figure whose
belief in his African-American students'
innate potential sustained them during a
dark epoch in the nation's history.
Possessed of uncommon wisdom
and compassion, a man who demanded
and received the best from all he served,
Twine forged a lasting legacy in the halls
of the segregated George Washington
Elementary/High School as a principal,
teacher and coach.
"'You can do it,' he said. 'You can
be whatever you want to be,"' said Anna


Elementary/High School succumbed to cancer
Joe in 1964.


Gibson, Class of 1958.
"Some of us still see him as a father
figure, and a child never outgrows his
father."
As one mourns the loss of one's
father, many Port St. Joe residents now
mourn the loss of Twine, who succumbed
to cancer on March 10 at the Tallahassee
home of his niece, Orynthia Ellis.
He was 86.

"Education was the Foremost
Thing"
Born on Oct. 1, 1921 in Tallahassee,
Twine was the fifth of seven children.
He scarcely remembered his father,

(See TWINE on Page 6A)


30-Year Erosion

By Marie Logan
Star Staff Writer

A recent ruling on density on St.
Joseph Peninsula may factor into the
upcoming 30-year erosion line decision by
the Florida Department of Environmental
Protection (DEP).
Issues like density out on the Peninsula
are just some of the factors that DEP is
considering before making their final
determination of the soon-to-be set 30-year
erosion line for Gulf County, a decision
that will have major impact on the county
as a whole and on hundreds of individual
property owners along the coast.
The packed county commission special
meeting concerning the density case,
public outcry against the density increase,
contractors' push for the density increase,
the commission vote itself, all show the
fine line the county is trying to straddle
over development on Cape San Blas-St.
Joseph Peninsula and DEE whose rulings
drastically affect life in the southern part
of the county.
Some background on the issue helps
explain part of the problem.
At the Feb. 26 Gulf County Commission
meeting, a request was made by a developer
to subdivide lots in a St. Joseph Peninsula
development by changing the county's
comprehensive plan, in order to try to
promote sales of lots in the project.
The projectwas the Ovation subdivision
on SR/CR 30E on the Peninsula. The land


Line Ruling May

for the project was acquired in 2004 by
the Atlanta-based Ashwood Development
Company. However, since the downturn
of the real estate market that began in
mid-2005, lots have not sold well in the
development, and the developer wanted
a density change in order to split the
remaining lots and build zero-lot houses
where single family homes had been
permitted.
At the Feb. 26 county commission
meeting, William Harrison, attorney
for Ashwood, asked for changes in the
county's comprehensive land plan in order
to get the density changes. The requested
changes could have almost doubled the
number of houses in the development
from the originally approved 120 single-
family homes.
Primary objections cited to the
increased density in the development
included: *increased problems for an
already overtaxed local volunteer fire
department; *non-notification to property
owners in and around the development of
the proposed changes; *radical changes
to the original development plans, to
which property owners had not agreed;
*violation of the county comprehensive
land use plan, which could open the door
for more requests to change the plan;
*punitive action against the county by the
state Department of Community Affairs,
which regulates the comprehensive plan;
*judgment against the county by the state
Department of Environmental Protection


Have Major Impacts on County


Marie Logan/The Star
A view of construction and erosion on St. Joseph Peninsula.


regarding the upcoming decision to move
the 30-year erosion line on the Peninsula;
and *setting a dangerous precedent for
uncontrolled growth in south Gulf County.
At the following Feb. 28 special meeting,
County Commissioner Bill Williams said,
for him, the biggest issue was one that
no one had mentioned, that of the 30-
year erosion line, which is currently being
negotiated by the county and the Florida
Department of Environmental Protection


(FDEP).
"Our defense [in asking FDEP to
negotiate the 30-year erosion line] is that
we've been good stewards of the Cape,"
Williams said, pointing out that if the
county began changing its comprehensive
plan to allow greater density in the already
controversial Cape area, the FDEP might
rule unfavorably for the county ii setting
(See EROSION on Page 3A)


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By Marie Logan
Star Staff Writer

It's a wish of many, put together by a
few, to create dreams for a community.
The Port St. Joe SaltAir Farmers'
Market something that so many residents
and visitors alike have long been asking for
- is about to become a reality.
Apreviewmarketwas held Dec. 8 during
the Christmas on the Coast celebration,
to demonstrate what the -market planned
to offer and to gauge consumers' and city
officials' responses.
It was a resounding success.
Now, with the advent of spring and
warmer weather, the market is set to open
for its inaugural season.
Concrete plans for the farmers'
market began last summer, as Port St.
Joe residents Amber Davis, controller for
Windolf Construction, Inc., and Jodi Perez,
chef/owner of Provisions, talked about their
experiences with farmers' markets in other
communities where they had lived. Since
those markets were as much social events
as commercial ones, the two women asked
themselves, why not ii Port St. Joe?
"Looking back. I didn't have a clue,"
Davis laughed. "I started doing research
and making contacts, but I didn't find much
local support and usable information."
Her search led her to Waterfronts
Florida of Port St. Joe, under whose
umbrella she placed the budding entity,
and to Dr. Jennifer Taylor. coordinator for
the Florida Agricultural and Mechanical
University (FAMUU).'College of Engineering
Sciences, Technology and Agricultural
Statewide Small Farm Programs.
"She was the light bulb, the missing
piece of the puzzle," Davis said. "She had
(See MARKET on Page 5A)

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By David Adlerstein
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The ground they broke
in Apalachicola Saturday
afternoon was dry and
firm, different from the
soggy jungle mud American
soldiers tramped through
four decades ago in South-
east Asia.
But winds from that
war wafted overhead like
gnats in the warm breeze,
as local and state officials
sank shovels into what will
soon become an outdoor


plaza dedicated to veterans
from all the nation's wars
who have hailed from the
many towns and hamlets
throughout the southeast-
ern United States.
Highlighting it will be a
7' by 8' detail, set on a black
granite pedestal, from the
Three Servicemen Statue
at the Vietnam Veterans
Memorial in Washington.
Retired Army Col. Har-
ry Buzzett, an Apalachicola
native who delivered the
keynote address, told the
audience how he felt when
he first saw the statue on


a memorable visit to pay
his respects at the Vietnam
Wall in Washington.
"As I stood there look-
ing into their eyes, there
was eyes 100 pair of which
I'd seen in Vietnam, the eyes
of young men, eyes grown
old, lives with that pensive
look, eyes with that look
that's indescribable unless
you've seen it," he said.
"They fought in a war
that was unpopular at
home, and unpopular with
them. They'd been drafted
and they were doing their
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his graduation in June
1944 from West Point, and
extended through service in
both Korea and Vietnam. "It
is so gratifying to me that
the country, slow but in our
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that those young men were
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Buzzett did not shy
away from the contro-
versy that surrounded the
creation of the Vietnam
Veterans Memorial more
than 25 years ago, when in
1979, "a group of veterans
in Washington led by Jan
Scruggs formed a corpora-
tion whose sole purpose it
was to erect in Washington
a suitable monument to the
Vietnam dead."
He said the memorial
turned to "the leading ar-
chitects of the world (and)
engaged the services of five
distinguished Americans to
judge the submissions.
"The award went to a
senior architect student
from Yale, a first generation
Chinese-American," said
Buzzett. "To my dismay and
the dismay of many, there
were some real objections,
that she was a foreigner.
What a disgusting thing to
say. We're all foreigners, ex-
cept the Indians, and cer-
tainly we didn't treat them
very well.
"Another criticism
voiced by the Washington
wags was that whoever
thought a monument with
the names of 58,000-plus
dead would be an adequate
monument to celebrate the
lives of those who sacrificed
their lives in Vietnam," he
said.
The criticism prompt-
ed Buzzett to write a letter
at that time to the Army
Times, pointing out the
2,420 names at West Point's
Trophy Point, a listing of all
the officers and non-com-
missioned officers of the
Union Army who fought in
the Civil War.
Later, when Buzzett
visited the Wall for the first
time, he said he "realized
a number of the names on
it were comrades of mine.
It was the most numbing
experience one could ever
have."


He also talked to the
crowd about the third com-
ponent of the Vietnam Vet-
erans Memorial in Wash-
ington, a statue of nurses
who served in the conflict.
Buzzett recalled once
flying north to visit battal-
ions in Cambodia. "When-
ever I flew, I always moni-
tored the infantry channel,
the fighting man channel, I
wanted to know what was
going on down under me,
he said.
He learned that there
was concern on the ground
about a wounded man who
still needed to be treated.
"The pilot said 'We
don't have any more chop-
pers," recalled Buzzett. "I
told my pilot 'We'll go in
and get him." So we went in
and picked up this wound-
ed man."
Heading to the near-
est mobile Army hospital,
he described watching the
nurses rush towards the
plane like a scene out of the
television show "M.A.S.H.,"
and even hummed the
opening musical theme, to
the crowd's soothing laugh-
ter.
"All of a sudden they
came racing like they were
possessed. They were pos-
sessed with the wounded,"
said Buzzett. "That's what
these nurses did. Day in
and day out, treating the
suffering but being dedi-
cated to the fact that they
were going to make them
live. They weren't going to
let them die and most of
them they didn't."
Buzzett closed his re-
marks with a warm expres-
sion of gratitude to Apala-
chicola's Jimmy Mosconis,
who championed the proj-
ect. "A native born son,
Jimmy Mosconis, who
had the desire to do some-
thing great for his city, who
brought this monument
here for all of us," he said.

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Florida Park Service
Director Mike Bullock, who
served two tours of duty in
Vietnam, also spoke to the
crowd of more than 200
people, ringed by two dozen
members of the American
Legion Riders Chapter 356,
the Vietnam Veterans and
Legacy Veterans motorcycle
clubs, all of Panama City.
"I think it's going to
bring a lot of visitation, a
lot of economic benefit into
the town," he said. "It's just
great we can part of this."
Following its comple-
tion later this year, the Park
Service will manage Veter-
ans Memorial Plaza, along
with the adjacent Chapman
Botanical Gardens, as part
of the Orman House His-
toric State Park.
In his remarks, Al
Mirabella, commander of
American Legion Post 106
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County Commission Meeting


Holds Back on


By Marie Logan
Star Staff Writer

A number of Gulf
County citizens came to
Tuesday night's county
Commission meeting ready
to tell commissioners how
they felt about an additional
Sales tax. It didn't happen.
Don Butler, Gulf
County administrator, was
absent from the commis-
Ssion meeting, attending to
county business at another
venue. Butler was previ-
Sously scheduled to give a
. presentation to the county
:commission and public on
-the proposed one-half cent
sales tax that the commis-
sion is considering to use
:to fund maintenance in the


2008-09 fiscal year, and to
build a new building to hold
several consolidated county
departments.
As soon as commis-
sion chair Billy Traylor
called for approval of the
consent agenda, the pages
dealing with the sales tax
were pulled from the agen-
da and Traylor explained
why Butler's absence pre-
vented the topic from being
discussed. He said he
knew many people were
at the meeting because of
the issue, but that without
Butler, it would have to be
re-scheduled.
Commissioner Jerry
Barnes said he had "heard
from a lot of people on this"
and that the only way he


would vote for the half-cent
sales tax was to "put it in
front of the citizens. So if
we don't, I'll vote no, just to
let ya'll know," he said.
The motion to pull
those pages from the agen-
da passed unanimously.
Near the end of the
meeting, Commissioner
Nathan Peters, indicating
he had heard from a num-
ber of people on the issue,
said that currently, with the
economy "on the low side,
there are certain times you
can discuss implementing a
sales tax this is the wrong
time."
Traylor, who advocated
for the tax in earlier meet-
ings, closed the meeting by
stating that he was "100


Tax Issue


percent in favor of the half-
cent sales tax instead of see-
ing a rise in the ad valorem
rate."
He said half the tax
would be paid by tourists
and that it would amount to
only about $15 to $20 per
household.
Other business dis-
cussed at the meeting
included:
Williams said he had
been in touch with offi-
cials from Sacred Heart
Foundation regarding the
new Port St. Joe hospital.
The original target date
for building to begin had
been mid-March, but was
now projected as April 10,
due to "technical delays"
and redrawing of plans


because of a $4:5 million
budget overage.
But he told the audi-
ence that he "had been
given absolute assurances
that they are coming."
Williams said he would
be discussing, among other
things, the 30-year erosion
line issue in Tallahassee
this week. DEP had still
made no commitment to
the county on the issue, he
said.
Diana Sealey, director
of the Christian Community
Development Foundation
(CCDF), reported that the
county's S.H.I.P program
was running smoothly after
a change in leadership
within the umbrella orga-
nization, the Gulf County


Community Development
Corporation (CDC).
Commissioners
expressed satisfaction with
the program, its current
operations, and the answers
Sealey had given them in
previous meetings.
Gulf County attorney
Tim McFarland suggested
the contract between the
county and the CDC be
revisited, and Sealey agreed.
McFarland was instructed
to handle the matter.
Barnes said the Cape
San Bias beach renourish-
ment project was underway
and that the crews involved
in the project would be
spending a sizeable amount
of money in the county for
fuel and groceries.


Erosion From Page 1A


the 30-year erosion line.
At the end of the Feb.
28 meeting, commissioners
voted 4-1 to deny the
density increase to the
Ovation developer.
Voting to deny
the request were
Commissioners Bill
Williams, Nathan Peters,
Jerry Barnes and Carmen
McLemore. Voting for
the density change was
commission chair Billy
Traylor.
As Williams pointed
out, very few Gulf County
residents were really
looking at the impact
DEP's ruling on the 30-year
erosion line will have on
Gulf County.
The 30-year erosion
line is the projection set by
DEP for probable erosion of
coastal areas over a 30-year
period. The erosion line
works in conjunction with
the coastal construction
control line, and together
both demarcations control
what land is deemed
buildable or unbuildable in
coastal areas.
In a recent telephone
Interview with Williams and
Don Butler, Gulf County
administrator, Butler said
the county had identified all
the properties on Cape San
Bias and the Peninsula that
would be affected by the
proposed 30-year erosion
line revisions.
The total, Butler said,
was estimated by the
county at $144 million in
lost property value, a cut
Sof up to 80 percent of the
value of the properties.
According to the
county's figures, 296
propertieswouldbe severely
impacted, 49 properties,
moderately impacted, and
243 properties would be
mildly impacted from the
new guidelines.
DER however,
maintains that only 36
properties would be highly
affected, and only 22 would
be moderately impacted.
The extreme gap
between the county and
DEP's figures comes
from different methods
of calculating the impact,
Butler explained. "Our
method is' common sense.


DEP will not tell us how
they got their figures," he
said.
Butler said that
under the Coastal High
Hazard Study Commission
(CHHSC), established by
then-governor Jeb Bush
in 2005, the state had
to have, by May 2006,
a determination of the
economic damage to the
state by the proposed new
erosion control line.
So far many of those
findings, including the
economic determination,
have not been completed,
Butler said.
So Gulf County
-conducted its own
assessment, according to
Butler, and that is what they
are using to try to convince
DEP that. the new ruling
would be economically
. devastating to Gulf County.
Butler also said there is
a discrepancy between the
county and DEP over the
definition of "coastal high
hazard area," as defined by
Florida state statutes.
Things came to a head


early last year when DEP,
planned to revise and
move the 30-year erosion
control line and prohibit
subdivision of lots in the
affected area unless the
property had been platted
by October 1985. The move
almostwent undetected, but
resulted in a March 2007
meeting involving property
owners from St. Joseph
Peninsula and Cape San
Bias, county officials, and
representatives of DEP who
were overwhelmed by the
public outcry. At issue was
the selection of the October
1985 date for .cutoff for
subdivision of lots.
At the meeting DEP
officials admitted that they
had discovered, much to.
their amazement, that Gulf
County was unique in the
state in that almost all of
the properties on the Cape
and Peninsula had been
platted well after the cutoff
date and that this was a
problem.
This led to the
negotiations still ongoing
between the county and


DEE negotiations which
involve the discrepancy of
numbers of affected parcels
and final demarcation of
the 39-year erosion control
line.
"If the county
commission had not called
DEP's bluff last March, the
30-year erosion control line
would have already been
set," Butler said, explaining
that once the line is moved
and officially set, no lots
on affected parcels can be
subdivided. "This would
have been done had we not
jumped on it."
Williams has been
meeting for months, as the
county's representative,
with state officials and the
secretary of DEE Michael
Sole.
"I've presented the
county's case to the
state. It's a difference
of interpretation on the
impacts of this ruling,"
Williams said. "We are being
penalized because most of
the county's development
happened post-1985."
Since 24 percent of the


county's tax base comes
from that coastal area,
the. county is looking for
exemptions on the current
rules, Williams added.
If the ruling on the
erosion control line is
passed and is set at the
parameters that are
proposed, then, according
to .the cQunty's way of
reckoning, almost 350
properties would be deemed
either severely limited for
building or unbuildable.
"If they are ruled
unbuildable, the property
owners must file for just
compensation from the
state if they want to get any
of their money out of the
land," Williams said. "It
will put property owners
into an actual 'state-taking'
pattern."
With the "current
environment of no sales,"
people cannot buy or sell
real estate,, Williams said,
adding that he felt Sole's
response so far has been
"receptive."
"With the Ovation
decision, the county


commission proved that
Gulf County was committed
to identifying impacts to
the Cape beyond the life
expectancy of the beach
renourishment," W lliams
said.
"The current coastal
construction control
line (CCCL) is working,
so we are supporting
construction control on the
Cape. The 30-year line is
a dead man's line. This is
a property rights issue for
homeowners. '
"One reason I voted
against Ovation [density
increase] is that the
original plan was one home
with three habitable floors.
That's incredible that's
controlled growth."
Williams said the
county was "continuing to
fight" and was still meeting
with state officials in hopes
of reaching a compromise.
"DEP says they haven't
done anything yet, but they
have paralyzed our ability
to jump-start our economy
in our most attainable area
of sales."


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Letters to the Editor


Dear Editor,
Has anyone noticed the
wonderful job that our government
is doing? Our outrageous
property taxes are much better.
Our outlandish insurance rates
have been handled. We have an
abundance of affordable housing.
Numerous high paying jobs have
beencreated. Countlessbusinesses
have relocated to this area. Our
lack of healthcare has been
addressed. Our infrastructure is
in great shape. We have sidewalks
so that pedestrians can walk
without fear of being squished
by traffic along our streets. Free
roaming dogs no longer prowl
neighborhood streets. The
dilapidated jail is now so nice that
it is considered to be a resort. If
things get any better the officials
will undoubtedly give themselves
a raise and a few days off to rest
from all of their accomplishments.
We should give a hearty atta boy to
those responsible for the drastic
improvements that have been
bestowed upon our community.
What? Oh, I just woke up to
the reality that is Gulf County.
Our taxes are still too high and
commissioners are crafting more
ways to raise and waste taxpayer


monies. The latest proposal to
build a new (unnecessary) complex
in White City is the most ridiculous
thing that has been suggested in
quite some time. Citizens need to
call their commissioner and tell
them to cut and control spending
instead of continuing to devise
ways of putting their collective
hands in the taxpayer's wallet.
The voters have already shown
majority support for county-wide
voting. Most residents also favor
term limits. By a constant vote
of 3-2 or 4-1 the commission
continues to approve projects and
spend money that comes from
the hardworking citizens of Gulf
County. The only commissioner
(Bill Williams) that truly has
exhibited fiscal responsibility is
constantly on the losing side of the
vote. I am hopeful that when the
elections come, the good people
of Gulf Count will finally rid the
county of the four commissioners-
who refuse to listen and honor the
will of the people.

Kevini Welch
St. Joe Beach

Dear Editor,
It is later than you think.


The unraveling of the present
administration's web of deceit is
vindication and a vital opportunity
to contrast our shared vision for
America with their special interest
agendas.
These days we continue to see
that compassionate conservatism
is a lot like trying to heat a cold
house with warm thoughts; it
might make you feel good but it
won't stop you from freezing.
The Bush and McCain
rhetoric would have us believe that
this administration has lessened
terrorism when in fact the war in
IRAQ has increased it around the
world.
One of the decisions we are
about to make is do we bring our
troops home or commit them to
100 more years in a war we can't
win.
Having been shot at in WW II
I didn't enjoy it that much, which
makes me even more patriotic
and willing to defend our great
nation if we are ever attacked. The
key word is (attacked). We need to
voice our opinion by standing up
to be counted. It is later than you
think.

Paul Summerlot


StJ1eD


Contractors Dig Up a
Bit of History in Reid
Avenue Work

When the contractors
began digging up Reid Avenue I
thought of what my father told
me many years ago about the
street. During that time, which
was probably about 1915, there
were no paved streets in St.
Joe. There were very few cars
and they would bog down in the
sand bed streets.
The only industry during
this period was a saw mill and
the Apalachicola Northern
Railroad. The railroad was
exporting lumber over their


dock which extended some
2,500 feet out into the bay.
In an attempt to improve the
condition of Reid Avenue it was
decided to use some of the bay
bottom. A rail mounted steam
crane was used to dig up the bay
bottom near the dock and loads
of clam, conch, and other shells
were dumped into a gondola
rail car. A temporary rail line
was laid down the street and the
material from the car was mixed
in with the sand to stabilize the
road bed. Products from St.
Joseph Bay are the foundation
under the lime rock and asphalt
on Reid Avenue.
While watching the machine


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The clam shell belongs
to another era when the only
"paving" Port St. Joe had. was a
bed of the clam shells and other
assorted shells, on Reid Avenue.

dig up Reid Avenue in 1997, I
retrieved one of the clam shells,
still intact, that was deposited
there some 80 years ago.


North Port St. Joe Seeks

Return to Redevelopment Area


During last week's city
commission meeting, Annie
Sue Fields and NAACP Branch
President Amy Rogers presented
a petition to the commission,
containing 225 signatures from
North Port St. Joe residents.
The petition requested the City
introduce "a new resolution,
to expand the redevelopment
area, to encompass North Port
St. Joe." It further stated it is
"with great pride that we affix
our signatures to this petition,
to facilitate an inclusive process
of empowering the North Port St.
Joe community, in participating
in all redevelopment activities
and opportunities." The city
affirmed their request and voted
unanimously to direct the PSJRA
to begin the process again.
The PSJRA has been in
support of the community of NPSJ
and their efforts to be included
in the redevelopment area since
the Finding of Necessity Study
was approved by the City on May
2, 2006. Following a very public
process, the expansion was
ratified by the City on September
28, 2006, but subsequently
rescinded on January 3, 2008.
This removal of NPSJ from the
redevelopment area felt much
like launching a bright ship,
full of hope, and watching it
unexpectedly sink and disappear
below the surface until no trace of
it remained.
At that time, the PSJRA
Board of Directors expressed
hope that the community would
unite under a common goal
and re-approach the agency for
inclusion. This petition seems to
do just that and brings to mind
the Friends of North Port St. Joe
Strategic Plan: "Keep What We
Have; Upgrade It; Improve It We


are Here to Stay." We maintain
that being part of a Community
Redevelopment Agency is an
effective forum toward that end.
We also believe that the PSJRA is
in a position to act as an honest
broker, with no agenda other than
to the benefit of NPSJ through
public process and consensus of
the community.
The city has asked the
PSJRA to take the lead to re-
expand the boundaries of the
redevelopment area. We have
directed our General Counsel to
review all the circumstances and
to be involved in every detail of
the process. Once we review the
status of the Finding of Necessity
Study to ensure it does not
required updating, the public
process may begin anew. NPSJ
will have a new base year for their
funding. We hope to reassemble
all the data and input already
acquired as a point of beginning
for the redevelopment plan for
the potentially new district. We
may then also resurrect the NPSJ
Master Plan study, originally
commissioned by the PSJRA.
The residents and leaders of
NPSJ have proven that hope does
indeed spring eternal and that the
will of the few will not destroy the
hopes and dreams of the many.
This petition represents the
buoyancy, spirit and resolve of
their community. To reflect some
of the wording in the petition, the
PJSRA joins the community also
"with great pride"-pride in the
strength, commitment, courage,
and love of the NPSJ residents for
their community, demonstrated
by the signatures on this
petition. "Power to the people"
is an overused saying; however,
it continues to run through my
head. Yes!


I Don't
Brother L. H. Hatcher was
the preacher at the First Baptist
Church in McKenzie, Tennessee,
during my formative years. I got
to know him looking up from
the fourth row where my Buster
Browns were killing my feet and
the extra dose of Niagara in my
Sunday shirt had rubbed my neck
a cherry red.
I would have nodded in agree-
ment (if I could have moved my
head) on those parts about Jesus
being the Lily of the Valley and
how much God loved us and Jo-
nah wouldn't have been in such
a fix if he had just gone on to Ni-
neveh like he was supposed to! I
didn't have any trouble with that
"love your neighbor" part. Broth-
er Hatcher was big on getting the
other fellow's car out of the ditch.
I wasn't opposed to going the extra
mile. And I certainly thought we
ought to support those missionar-
ies in China.
The trouble started over
the Philistines. Brother Hatcher
taught that we also had to love our
enemies. Listen here, I was nine
or ten years old! And right in the
middle of my little league baseball
career! I didn't have any love for
those guys on the Rotary team
or the V E W. I was trying to beat
Their brains out! If Deake Bradley


Always
got a hit off of me, you'd
better believe I was going
to send the first pitch his
next time at bat right at
his left ear. He sure threw
enough at mine!
I figured God wouldn't
mind if I didn't start loving
Deake and Buddy and Bo
and Martin and the others
until after our little league
days were over. And I was
hoping that He wouldn't send me
to the belly of the big fish if He
did!
Brother Hatcher was relent-
less on the subject. He got to do-
ing the "turn the other cheek"
sermon every other Sunday. He
would kinda put it on your mind
where you would walk around all
week pondering on it. I could turn
the other cheek if it was Mother or
Daddy, and sometimes even Leon;
but I wasn't about to "cozy up" to
those guys on the other team. And
when we got a little older those
boys from Atwood would come
over to Frank's Dairy Bar and eye
our girls.
Now, I didn't for the life of me
understand what they saw in Jane
Hill, Charlotte Melton or Vicki
Fields. We didn't have anybody in
the group that looked like San-
dra Dee. But that was beside the


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Agree with My
I dance at the Huntingdon Na-
UN tional Guard Armory. I dore-
HULHLL R UDOWI member feeling a little guilty.
I knew Brother Hatcher


point! Them Atwood boys should
have stayed in Atwood! And, in
spite of all of Brother Hatcher's
admonishments, this was differ-
ent! We wasn't about to "love'em"
for invading our territory!
When I turned sixteen, he
started in on dancing. I think it
was Jerry Lee Lewis that called
his attention to all the "hopping,
skipping and gyrating around!"
He allowed it was the Devil's mu-
sic. And no good could come from
it. It really didn't bother me at
first. To tell you the truth, I wasn't
too big on it either. Then I ran into
Billie Jean Barham over in Hunt-
ingdon. She was the prettiest girl I
had ever seen.
I didn't-know how to tell
her. And, believe me, breaking the
ice was a whole lot different back
in those days... I don't rightly re-
member how me and Buddy and
Yogi found our way over to the


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would be mighty upset with
us. And I wasn't interested in
l"Great Balls of Fire", "High
School Confidential" or "You
Ain't Nothing But A Hound
Dog"! I needed something
Slow and not so loud so I
could get close enough to her
1 her how I felt.
Somebody put on "Smoke
In Your Eyes" by The Platters
I hurried (as nonchalantly as
uld) over to Billie Jean and
d her to dance. I stuttered for
2 minutes and 40 seconds it
Herb Reed and his gang to
through that song. I did a little
:r during Smoky Robinson
the Miracles, "The Tracks of
'ears."
Brother Hatcher got up the
next morning and read from
;kiah or someplace about all


the problems you could get into if
you went down that dancing road.
I shriveled as low as I could in my
fourth row spot and contemplated
on how he found out so fast! It had
to have been divine revelation!
He did a seventy-nine week
series on dancing. The messages
lasted longer than me and Billie


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Pastor!
Jean.
My present day pastor is a tad
less loud and direct as Brother
Hatcher. But he can get just as off
base at times. He is on me now
about going to Brazil. I said we
ought to "support" foreign mis-
sionaries...not be one!
They have big snakes down
there! And I think a body could
get lost in those forests. Where
would I sleep? Who would make
me a sandwich before bedtime?
They've got that big river where if
you fall into it those man-eating
fish tear your arm off before you
can yell for help! And I'd be afraid
my wife would disconnect the Golf
Channel while I was gone.
I'm busy. Let somebody who
can speak better than me go. I'll
stay here and pray. How about I
chip in a little money! I can't find
anyone to teach my class. If a
voice speaks to me out of a burn-
ing bush, I'll go.
I finally asked him where
bouts in Brazil was this mission
trip going.
"Up the Amazon River."
You see now why you just nat-
urally can't agree with everything
this pastor espouses! I have di-
rected him over to Hezekiah and
suggested he might want to con-
sider a series on the evils of danc-
ing.
And it just now dawned on
me as I write this. Do you reckon
those Huntingdon guys were mad
at us for coming over to their town
and dating their girls? Surely they
didn't look on us as "Atwood" boys!
If they did they could have used
one of Brother Hatcher's sermons
on turning the other cheek..

Respectfully,

Kes


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all the needed contacts
with local farmers and she
removed the obstacles of
getting the farmers to our
market."
Davis said she very
quickly realized that this
project would not be like
anything she had done in
the past.
Prior to founding the
farmers' market in Port
St. Joe, Davis was director
of special events and
promotion for Tapper and
Company in Port St. Joe,
and a board member for
the Community Center in
Honolulu, Hawaii, where
she worked in fundraising
and non-profit event
planning.
"Planning doesn't work
so well with farmers," she
laughed. "This project is
very much a living entity
that branches off the
expected path. We have to
be flexible and let it grow
as it will and trust Jennifer
[Taylor].
After the December
preview market, Davis
and her other board
members Perez, Sandra
Chafin, Taylor and Kim
Harrison realized that
the fledgling organization


was already self-sufficient
and no longer required the
umbrella of Waterfronts
Florida, so they became an
independent 501(c)(3) non-
profit corporation called
the Port St. Joe SaltAir
Farmers' Market.
They developed
a business plan,
concentrating on the core
concept of a Saturday
market, but with other
issues branching off of that
core.
"We realized that with
the economic and social
rifts in our community,
the project could be a re-
connecting factor," Davis
said. To that end the
board involved 12 different
local organizations in the
planning and participation
of the new market.
As the farmers' market
placed itself to open its first
season, Davis and Perez
named some of the things
people could expect to find:
area and regional farmers
with organic produce,
seafood vendors, selected
fine artists, cooking
demonstrations and
food preparation events,
occasionally with "celebrity"
local chefs, individual


local musicians and group
entertainers performing.
"There will be variety
with each of the markets,"
Perez said, often through
different vendors coming in
periodically.
The market board
also plans to include
exercise demonstrations
and the Gulf County
Health Department plans
occasional healthy ethnic
cooking presentations at
the market.
"We want it to be very
interactive," Davis said. "It
won't be the same as going
to Walmart. We are trying
to reverse the way people
think about their food and
their relationships with the
things they eat."
Perez said the farmers'
market is also working on
establishing a recycling
depot for the community
in conjunction with Gulf
County Association for
Retarded Citizens .(ARC),
so ARC personnel can earn
money through additional
recycling efforts.
As a continuing
fundraiser for the market,
vendors on site will sell
market bags, reusable
cotton bags for carrying


The Port St. Joe SaltAir Farmers' Market preview, held in last December, proved that the
community and city would support a regular farmers' market in town.

purchases that will take the a great way to give them community involvement
place of plastic or paper something to do." planned through the Port
bags in the market. (Next week The Star St. Joe SaltAir Farmers'
"Looking around will cover the long-term Market.)
on Saturday mornings, goals and extensive


downtown Port St. Joe is a
ghost town," Davis said. "We
wanted to bring some life
back. Lots of people don't
fish or boat, so we thought
the farmers' market was


St. Joe Company Launches Online Auction


The St. Joe Company
has selected Internet real
estate auction marketing
firm, the LFC Group of
Companies, to auction
more than 3,000 acres
of its prime land in the
Florida Panhandle. What
makes this opportunity
so rare is that The St. Joe
Company, one of Florida's
largest landowners and
developers, has taken an
innovative approach in
choosing to sell its land
through an online auction.
During the accelerated
online auction marketing
campaign, interested buyers
will have the opportunity
to bid on one or all three
of the unique properties:
Concord, Sabal Island
and Brewton Lane, via the
Internet on LFC Online
(www.LFC.com/706R5).
"When we decided
to sell these three
properties, we wanted to
find a marketing and sales
method that would capture
a broad national and
international market," says
Clay Smallwood, President
of Land Sales at The St.
Joe Company. "We felt that
the inherent benefits of an
online auction, and LFC's
auction marketing program
in particular, would deliver
the global exposure we were
looking for, and show the
world how beautiful this
region of Florida is. Each
of these properties is truly
spectacular in its own right.
They have been enhanced
or entitled by JOE but are
not strategic to our core
development business
so we decided to make
them available through
this innovative process.
It means that someone is
going to be afforded a very
big opportunity."
Concord is a 3,059-


acre recreational property
located in Gadsden
County, just 15 miles from
downtown Tallahassee. The
property's prime location,
development potential
and unique features, such
as its rolling terrain, oak
canopies, river frontage
and abundant wildlife,
including deer, quail and
turkey, make it ideal for
various uses.
Located in Port St. Joe,
Sabal Island is a 56-acre
parcel with plans in place
for an 18-lot residential
subdivision on the upland
area of the property along
Highway C-30. Included
within this parcel lies a
1.3-acre isolated upland
area/island along beautiful
St. Joseph's Bay. In
addition to the home sites,
a kayak launch has been
constructed on a deep-
'water canal that empties
into St. Joseph's Bay, and
current plans and permits
call for the development of
a pedestrian boardwalk,
from the upland area of
the property to the small
private island. Its proximity
to picturesque WindMark
Beach and St. Joseph's Bay
Aquatic Preserve prevents
future development around
the property and preserves
its secluded feel. St.
Joseph's Bay is known for
its white sands, pristine
waters and some of the
best fishing in Florida.
The property is perfectly
situated approximately two
hours from Tallahassee, an
hour from Panama City and
a stone's throw from St.
Joseph's Peninsula State
Park Beach, rated as the #1
beach in the United States
for three years in a row by
Dr. Stephen R Leatherman,
also known as "Dr. Beach."
Lastly, Brewton Lane is


a 29.5-acre parcel located
along Deer Point Lake in
Bay County. The property
is zoned residential for
approximately 50-60 lots.
The lake, which covers
about 5,000 acres, offers
recreational activities like
swimming, fishing and'
boating. The property is
conveniently located less
than 15 miles from Panama
City, near shopping, dining,
hospitals, public schools
and an international
airport, making it a perfect
place for future high-end
residential development.
"There has been so
much buzz recently about
how the weak U.S. dollar
and a buyer's real estate
market are making land
in Florida especially
appealing to international
investors, particularly in
Europe," notes Bill Lange,
president of the LFC Group
of Companies. "And what
better way for foreign
investors and even domestic
buyers to purchase real
estate than in an online
auction!"
Interested buyers are
encouraged to visit www.
LFC:com/706R5 to review
all important property
materials, documents and
auction information. The
bid deadline is Thursday,
May 1, 2008.

About the LFC Group
of Companies
For more than 30
years, the LFC Group of
Companies have served
numerous Fortune 500
companies, real estate
developers, investors,


financial institutions and
government agencies
by auction marketing
thousands of commercial,
industrial, land and
residential properties with
an aggregate value well in
excess of $5 billion. www.
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About The St. Joe
Company
The St. Joe Company,
a publicly held company
based in Jacksonville, is
one of Florida's largest
real estate development
companies. They are
primarily engaged in real
estate development and
sales, with significant
interests in timber. Their
mission is to create places
that inspire people and
make JOE's Florida an
even better place to live,
work and play. www.joe.
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Before becoming George Washington Elementary/High School's principal, Twine was a
teacher and coach at Rosenwald High School in Panama City.


Twine -
Timothy Twine, a
shoemaker who died a
few months after a neon-
sign collapsed on his head
during a stormy Tallahassee
afternoon.
Twine and his siblings
were raised by their mother,
Louise Daniels Twine, a
homemaker, and aunt
Emily Stephens, a junior
high school principal,
who instilled in them the
importance of a quality


From Page 1A
education.
"Education was the
foremost thing in the family.
They believed in education
above everything else,"
recalled Ellis.
Aunt Emily, the family's
matriarch, encouraged
Twine to attend college.
As many of his classmates
were drafted for service
in World War II, Twine
enrolled in Florida A&M
University.


There, he played center
on the football team and
was a basketball standout.
After earning a degree
in Industrial Education,
he taught and coached for
one year at Rosenwald High
School in Panama City.
During a Rosenwald
football banquet honoring
a championship season,
Port St. Joe businessman
Raymond Driesbach, Sr.
told Twine he was the "good
man" he'd been looking for.
Twine received a formal
offer to become George
Washington Elementary/


"He had a deep sense of respect for the

worth of a person."


Sarah Riley
Emile Twine's secretary (1958-1964)


High School's teacher and
principal from Gulf County
Superintendent Tom
Owens, who left out a few
important details.
When Twine reached
the corner of Main Street
and Ave. G in the summer
of 1946, he found a small
wooden building overtaken
by grass and weeds.
The school lacked
indoor plumbing and was
heated by a potbellied
stove.
Twine wondered if
he had made a terrible
mistake.
"I wasn't used to that,"
recalled Twine during a
February 2006 interview
with The Star. "I came up in
a fairly good environment."

Bringing the Ballgame
to the School
Port St. Joe's African-
American school began as
a two-room schoolhouse
located on the right hand
side of the overpass bridge,
near the Arizona Chemical
plant.
It was relocated to the
corner of Ave. G and Main
Street (now Martin Luther
King Blvd.) sometime
around 1940.
Prior to the school's
opening, African-American
youth were educated in
an old wooden house and
a small wooden church
in the African-American
community across the
railroad tracks, known
commonly as "North Port
St. Joe."
Twine, who had been
raised with rules and
discipline, discovered a.
school population that
respected neither.


On most school
days, children could be
found playing ball at the
neighborhood baseball
field.
With no one to enforce
attendance policies, the
students had grown
accustomed to doing what
they wanted to do.
At least Twine knew
where to find them.
Every morning, he
arrived at the ball field
wearing a stern expression
and carrying a large stick.
"Come on, we're going
to take the ballgame to the
school," he told the truant
students.
When he was not
breaking up baseball
games, Twine was making
announcements at Sunday
morning church services,
urging parents to send their
children to school.
Enrollment picked up
when Twine founded 'the
boys' and girls' basketball
teams the following year.
The community rallied
around Twine to build the
school's first basketball
court.
During the segregation
era, very few African-
American schools
had gymnasiums, and
Washington High had only
a clay court fenced with
wood from Kenny's Mill.
On cold evenings, the
teams built fires in 55-
gallon metal drums placed
along the sidelines. At half
time, the players warned
their hands by the fire.
Twine proved as strict a
disciplinarian on the court
as in the classroom.
His students practiced,
exercised and generally did


what they were told.
"We walked a chalk
line with him. He meant
business," said Annie
Lee Baker, a basketball
standout, in a 2006
interview with The Star.
Both the girls and
boys teams went on to win
several district and state
championships, and Twine
was chosen Coach of the
Year in 1951.
When traveling to away
games or district finals,
the athletes dressed like
ladies and gentlemen, their
clothes often furnished by
Twine.
Sarah Riley, Twine's
secretary from 1958-1964,
said Twine frequently
spent his paychecks on
his students, and never
called attention to his
philanthropy.
"It wasn't publicly
known," said Riley. "He did
it because he cared about
the worth of the person."
Twine's Rules
Under Twine's
leadership, George
Washington Elementary/
HighSchoolexpandedtwice.
A new wooden building
facing Kenny Street was
constructed; followed by a
larger, L-shaped building.
In time, the curriculum
also expanded to include
business education, music,
band and drama.
Recognizing the
importance of the
performing arts in
education, Twine
encouraged his students
to participate in school
activities and clubs.
"I was trying to push
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S community.
Basketball trophies,
drama awards and other
as a accolades earned by
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went unnoticed by the
born community at large, and
Twine orchestrated small
hn. banquets at the school
to honor his students'
achievements.
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gave us a hamburger for
that. Nobody shook our
hand," Twine recalled in
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re- championship games in
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Number of taxpayers in
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neighborhood lacked any
and real political power. Those
in power, Twine said in
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to better the lives of the
ot his city's African-American
residents.
In one year, Twine
discovered six black youths
arnes who had never attended
a day of school: four boys
1958 aged 12-16 who lived with
their mother in St. Joe
Beach and two young girls


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the arts," noted Twine in
2006. "It makes them look
smarter. It puts a little
sophistication on them."
s fr Though deprived
r of luxuries enjoyed by
ture, their white counterparts,
Washington students
was thrived in a nurturing,
supportive environment
and where much was expected
Wi of them.
w i. Twine kept everything
running smoothly and
efficiently, down to even the
most mundane classroom
changes.
To facilitate the orderly
his progression in and out of
classrooms, Twine placed a
He row of garbage cans in the
center of the hallways and
In to instructed students to keep
to the right side.
'new When the bell rang, he
kept a watchful eye on the
pay students from his post in
and front of the book room.
The garbage cans
was were a short-lived visual
aid meant to encourage
'ime, students to do the right
thing.
king Twine's tough but
fair approach to learning
proved a mainstay.


from Money Bayou.
Twine visited the
children's homes and then
asked the school board for
transportation.
Having already been
denied a school bus due
to low enrollment, Twine
lobbied the superintendent
for transportation for the
students.
The school board
ultimately granted Twine
two cars that traveled in
opposite directions, one
stopping in St. Joe Beach
and the other in Money
Bayou.
In the absence of special
education courses, Twine
partitioned off a room in
the school library, and
the six students received
personal instruction from
a Washington teacher.

Family Man
Though Twine was
widely regarded as a strict
disciplinarian, his students
occasionally observed a
softer side.
His courtship with the
school's librarian generated
great interest in the halls of
Washington High.
Diane Thompson was a
fellow FAMU graduate who
first glimpsed Twine while
he was dating a co-ed who
lived across from her in the
girl's dormitory.
The two officially


met when Twine pulled
Thompson's resume from a
drawer full of applications.
Their first date was on
Thanksgiving Day two years
later, when both were stuck
in town for the holiday.
Twine asked Thompson
what she was cooking, and
she asked him over for
dinner.
Before Christmas,
Twine popped the question,


and the couple traveled to
Thompson's home in Dade
City to ask for her father's
blessing.
Twine delivered his
plea on the front porch of
Thompson's home.
"I can look at a man
and tell if there's anything
to him," Thompson's father
told Twine.
The couple married
during Spring Break the


following year.
Riley described the
Twines' 40-year union as a
"beautiful relationship.""
Together, they adopted
a son, Willie Twine, who gave
them their only grandchild,
Willie Twine, Jr.
Throughout his life,
Twine remained in close
contact with his niece,
Orynthia Ellis, whom he
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Clennis Harvey. Kneeling: Josephus Givins, Sidney Givins, Scott Washington and Wiley Hopps.


"We walked a chalk line with him. He meant business."


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The new George Washington Elementary/High School Museum features a reserved parking space for Twine and his late wife, Diane, and an office for Twine, complete with a desk and
historic photos from his tenure as principal.


Twine -
treated like a second child.
Ellis' mother. Daisy
Twine Smith, 'was the
only Twine sibling to bear
children.
She had seven, and
each of the seven Twine
siblings attended to the
financial needs of one of
her children.
The formation of these
special relationships came
at the decree of Aunt Emily,
who told her successful
nieces and nephews that
they needed to "give Daisy
a hand."
Ellis was Twine's
special child, and he
remained a fixture in her
life.
On weekends and
during summer vacations,
he traveled to Ellis'
Tallahassee home to make
home repairs and glimpse
his.charge's needs.
He gave Ellis and her
siblings a new pair of white
shoes at Easter and black
patent leather shoes when
winter came.
One of Ellis' fondest
childhood memories is
watching Twine shining a


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row of shoes on the back
porch "He had those shoes
polished to perfection."
Twine also bought Ellis
heavy coats to protect her
from the winter's chill.
"He bought me a tweed
coat every year of my life.
He made sure that I had
everything that I needed,"
said Ellis.

Departure
Sadness attended
Twine's departure from
Washington High in 1964,
when he and his family
moved to Hampton, Va.
to comfort his widowed
sister.
"It was like a daddy
figure going," remembered
Riley, who believed Twine's
departure like his arrival
in Port St. Joe was part of
"God's plan."
"His mission had
ended here," said Riley, who
credited Twine with leaving
behind a solid foundation
for student achievement.
While in Virginia,
Twine remained in contact
with Riley and many of his
former students.


Dr. Ezell Pittman,
a Washington alumnus,
talked with Twine on a
weekly basis since 2003. -
Pittman marveled at
Twine's recall of former
Washington students
and teachers, and grew
accustomed to lengthy
conservation.
When they finished
talking, Twine always asked


Pittman to call him back
the following week.
In a letter of condolence
to Twine's family, Pittman
wrote that his weekly
conversations taught him
the importance of reaching
out to others.


"His lesson to me was
when we count our many
blessings, it is not hard to
see that life's most valued
treasures are the treasures
that are free," wrote
Pittman. "For it is not what
we own or buy that signifies
our wealth. It is the special
gifts that have no price: our
family, friends and health.
"Not only was I his


former student, but during
the past four years I hope
he saw me as a friend."

Leaving a Legacy
Having lost his wife
and son years earlier, Twine
lived alone in Hampton


until illness forced him to
move into Ellis' home last
November.
In Port St. Joe, county
commissioner Nathan
Peters, Jr. was busy making
plans for the dedication
of the George Washington
Elementary/High School
Museum, and was eager for
Twine to visit.
The museum, which
features an office and
reserved parking space
for Twine, is housed in the
former classroom of Ruth
Phillips.
Twine had helped
Phillips, a talented
Washington graduate,
secure housing with a
family in Tallahassee while
she studied at FAMU.
Peters visited Twine
,in Tallahassee, and they
talked for four or five hours
about Peters' plans for the
museum.
"He was so excited
About it," recalled Peters,
who described Twine' as
a "hero to North Port St.
Joe."
Illness prevented Twine
from attending the January
grand opening ceremony.
Peters made sure he
received a DVD of the


program, complete with a
filmed tour of the museum,
which Twine watched in
Tallahassee.
Though the museum
stands as a monument to
his distinguished career
Twine always dismissed
talk of a personal legacy.
"I was very glad to b4
there," Twine said in 20061
"I enjoyed the kids and
I think the kids enjoyed
me.
From his home ii
South Carolina, Pittman
said it was important tq
give credit where credit is
due.
"When my family and
I moved from JacksoA
County to Port St. Joe, I
had no idea of the impact
Mr. Twine and his teachers
would have on their
students. When I became
an adult I realized that
it was his teachings thai
helped guide me as a light,'?
said Pittman.
"His candle has burned
out but it will be a long tim
before his, legend ever will.
"Mr. Twine left Port St,
Joe in general and North
Port St. Joe in particular a
better place than he found
it."

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Lady Gators Improve to 14-2


Lady Gators improve
to 14-2 with wins over
St. Joe, Blountstown,
Marianna, and Holmes
County; suffered a tough
loss to Riverdale (TN)
It has been a busy two
weeks for the WHS Lady
Gator softball team. On
Friday, March 21, the team
played there eighth game
in eight days. "That was a
very tiring week of softball.
I believe our kids played
their hearts out each time
they hit the field. We were
coming off of a softball high
after winning the Lincoln
Invitational, then we had
to come back the follow-
ing week and play 4 games
which included our county
rival and the 11' ranked
team in the country."
Thursday, March 18
Wewahitchka 8
Blountstown 3
Winning pitcher:
Samantha Rich (4 innings,
0 hits, 0 runs, 5 strike-
outs)
Leading hitters: Rich
(3 run hr), Summer Grice
(2b), Ashley Gates (2-3,
2b), Tori Bowles (3 run
hr), Samantha Wade (2-2,
2b)
Wednesday, March 19
Wewahitchka 11
Marianna 0
Winning pitcher:
Samantha Rich inningsg,
0 hits, 9 strikeouts)
Leading Hitters:
Tori Bowles (2-2), Hilary
Chapman (2b), Kassi
Malcolm (2b)


Thursday, March 20
Wewahitchka 0
Riverdale (TN) 2
This was a game fea-
turing two great pitchers.
Riverdale's Kat Hosfield
has already signed with
the University of Tennessee
and holds the national
single season strikeout
record. Locals know about
Samantha Rich.
The game started with
a tremendous fast pace as
both teams went 9 up and
9 down through the first
three innings. Riverdale
got on the scoreboard in
the top of the fourth with
a towering shot from its
leadoff hitter. "That homer-
un totally shocked me. It
was there leadoff hitter
and Sam had dominated
her during her first at bat
and struck her out on four
pitches." Riverdale stayed
up 1-0 until the top of
the seventh when Hosfield
helped her self by add-
ing a solo homerun of her
own. That proved to be the
only offense for the entire
game as the Lady Gators
were defeated 2-0. Hilary
Chapman, Samantha Rich,
and Chelsey Pettis all had
singles for the Lady Gators.
"I thought that was a great
test for our program. Even
though we were defeated,
we improved from that
loss. We showed ourselves
that we can play with any-
one when we come out
focused. I thought Sam
went toe to toe with one


of the best pitchers in
the country. It was also
promising that Hilary and
Summer had three quality
at bats against their pitch-
er. Neither one of them
struck out." Rich finished
the game with 7 innings
pitched, 4 hits, 2 earned
runs, and 10 strikeouts.

Friday, March 21
Wewahitchka 7
Port St. Joe 1

The Lady Gators
opened up a three run lead
in the first inning and Rich
handled the Lady Shark
hitters to help Wewahitchka
improve to 13-2. Hilary
Chapman opened up the
bottom of the first inning
with a single to left field.
Samantha Rich then laid
down a sacrifice bunt
that was misplayed and
Wewahitchka had runners
at 1st and 2nd with no outs.
Summer Grice then put
down another bunt and
reached first safely as the
Lady Gators had loaded
the bases with no outs.
Ashley Gates then safety
squeezed in Chapman for
the first run of the game.
Gates was out at first on
the play. After a strikeout,
Samantha Wade ripped a
two out single into right
field to bring in two more
runs for the Lady Gators.
Wewahitchka added two
runs each in the third and
fourth inning to make the
score 7-0 after 4 innings.
Rich and Chapman each


Eight to Compete for a Chance at State


Wewahitchka High
School held a state sub-
qualifying meet at the WHS
gym on March 20th. Eight
WHS lifters qualified for
the state qualifier at Godby
High School on March
31st. Rex Veasey, Baylen
Price, Ryan Myers, Colton
Price, Charles Thursbay,
AJ Lewis, Troy Suber, and
Greg Hurley will compete
for a chance at attending
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than they played against
us. We have to make sure
we keep our focus against
them because they are a
good team the is capable of
beating us."
The Lady Gators fin-
ished the game with 8 hits
as a team. Samantha Rich
pitched 7 innings allowing
3 hits and 1 unearned run
while striking out 11.


hit home runs. The score
remained 7-0 until the top
of the 7th when the Lady
Sharks manufactured a
run to make the final score
7-1. "I was pleased with
the win but I thought we
went to the play to many
times and looked undisci-
plined. We were fortunate
to get a 3 run lead early.
I also know that we did
not take their best punch.
Port St. Joe is much better


Founder's Day Scramble Golf Tournament


The third annual
Founder's Day Scramble
Golf Tournament and
Dinner will be held on
June 7t11, 2008 at the St.
Joseph Bay Country Club
in Port St. Joe.
All members and
their guests are welcome.
The entry fee will be $60
per player. The entry fee
includes cart, green fees,
and dinner after the tour-
nament. All teams must
be registered and paid by
Junel, 2008. Entry forms
may be picked up at the
Pro Shop and fees paid
there as well.
The team composition


will be as follows:

Player A ( 0-9 handi-
cap)
Player B ( 10-19
handicap)
Player C ( 10-19
handicap)
Player D ( 20-29
handicap)
There will be a hole
in one prize of $ 10,000
and prizes for the lon-
gest drives, and closest
to the flag for all tees.
Additionally, door prizes
will be drawn at the awards
dinner/program.
All businesses that


were hole sponsors in
2007 will be contacted by
one of the following com-
mittee members.

Bill Morrissey
Ken Mowrey
Jerry Stokoe
Larry Wilson
Dick Davis

All proceeds will be
used to make capital
improvements to the St.
Joseph Bay Country Club.
Please call Jerry
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By Marie Logan
Star Staff Writer

Congressman Allen
Boyd (D-North Florida)
addressed a meeting of the
local Lions Club last week,
answering questions with
humor and some surprising
directness.
Speaking to
approximately 70 members
of the Port St. Joe Lions
Club, Boyd answered
audience questions about
the Blue Dogs, current
Democratic presidential
candidates, the water wars
with Georgia, Florida's
dangling delegates, the Iraq
war, and economics.
Boyd began his speech
by acknowledging Bobby
Pickles' replacement on his
staff. Pickles was Boyd's
assistant for approximately
a decade, leaving just
recently to accept a job in
the private sector.
Carter Johnson, a
graduate of Bay High
School, was introduced as
his new assistant.
Boyd began his
presentation with an
explanation ofthe Blue Dogs,
a Congressional committee
of 47 men and women from
across the nation who, as
Boyd described it, offer
suggestions for moving the
nation forward. Boyd is
the executive chair of the
committee.
The common thread
among the members,
according to Boyd, is that
each has rural areas in his


or her district. Their focus
is to maintain, strengthen
and enhance the economy
of the country, he said.
The Blue Dog topic
prompted someone to
ask Boyd who he thought
was more a Blue Dog,
Democratic presidential
candidates Hillary Clinton
or Barak Obama.
Amid laughter, Boyd
said he was not going to
answer, that he saw the
strengths and weaknesses
of both candidates.
He made a point of
saying that he was an
"uncommitted super
delegate," later giving his
view on the stalemate
surrounding the seating
of Florida's delegates at
the upcoming Democratic
National Convention.
Boyd stated flatly, when
asked what was going to
happen with the delegates,
that he did not know.
"The Florida legislature
knew that the change was
in violation [of the rules],"
Boyd said, stating that he
had ,told Howard Dean,
chair of the Democratic
National Committee, and
Sen. Bill Nelson (D-Fla.),
they had to work out the
problem.
He added that he did
not'believe a re-vote was a
good idea because Florida
would not receive any
help with it and there was
"a pretty good chance of
messing it up."
B o y d s
recommendation to solve


Congressman Allen Boyd (D-North Florida) addresses the Lions Club during last week's
meeting at Sunset Coastal Grill in Port St. Joe.


the problem was to "seat
Florida's delegates partially
on the [Jan. 29] election
results, then seat the
remainder."
On the issue of the
water wars between Florida,
Alabama and Georgia, Boyd
said, "Unfortunately, we're
afraid we're going back to
the courts."
He reminded the
gathering that when he was
elected he set up a three-
state program to deal with
that same water issue,
but that the program "fell
apart" because there was
no agreement reached.
Boyd said the latest
round of talks among
the governors of Florida,


Gant Receives ACS Courage Award

/ . .


Georgia and Alabama
were inconclusive because
no conclusion had been
reached during that first
attempt. But, he added,
the water war problem was
receiving more attention in
Washington now .because
of federal involvement
with the dams on the
Chattahoochee, Flint and
Apalachicola Rivers.
Boyd acknowledged
that Atlanta's need for
water from the river was
great, except for one thing,
he said: in 1972 Florida
began a long-term water
management protocol
through the five water
management districts.
"What has Georgia


TheGulfCountyAmerican
Cancer Society committee
wants to sincerely thank
Fairpoint Communications
for their generous donation.
Fairpoint Communication
Representative Matthew
White presented the
American Cancer Society
with a sponsorship check in
the amount of $1,250 for the
upcoming Relay For Life. The
Relay will be held on May
3rd and May 4th at Shark
Field. Everyone is invited to
come out for our carnival/
circus Relay "The Greatest
Cure On Earth.". Last year's
event was a huge success
and this year is expected to
be even better.
We welcome anyone
who is interested in joining
this very important cause.
Sponsorship and new teams
are currently being accepted.


done?" Boyd said to the
crowd. "Nothing. They
have no water supply
management structure in
place and operate with no
regard to where they get
their water.
"It is incumbent on the
federal government to step
in and take action, starting
now," he said. "But where it
will go, I don't know."
Three topics were
raised whose answers
depended, according to
Boyd, on the outcome of
the November presidential
election.
He expressed his
opinion that nothing would
happen to solve the nation's
health insurance crisis until


a new president takes office;
that a decision on retaining,
augmenting or removing
SAmerican troops from Iraq
would not be made until a
new administration takes
over; and the issue of death
taxes would also have to
be decided after the new
president is elected.
In describing his trip to
Iraq last October, Boyd said
Gen. Petraeus confirmed
that U.S troops had done
everything possible to train
Iraqi forces to take control
of their country, but Iraqi
forces could not succeed
without a government
structure behind them.
"The rest is up to
Iraq," Boyd, said, quoting
Petraeus. "They must
create a government, but
they can't because of the
divisive tribal culture."
Boyd. said the U.S.
was spending three billion
dollars per week on the war
effort. "That's tax dollars,"
he said. "Do you know
where ther government is
getting that from? They're
borrowing it from China.
That's wrong, it's inherently
wrong. But that's all going
to change next year with a
new president.
"It is incumbent on us
to send money to support
our troops while they are
there, as long as they are
there. We'll get this thing
figured out with a new
administration, but we've
got to support the men
right now.


Andrew Rutherford, ACS Community Representative, awards Mrs. Gant the Courage
Award.


Ms. Linda Gant is
the recent recipient of the
American Cancer Society's
Courage Award, given to
individuals displaying great
courage in their personal
experiences with cancer.
Linda, a resident of Port
St. Joe and the co-owner
of Paul Gant's Barbeque,
claims the cornerstone of
her strength comes from
her personal faith in God
and the support of friends
and family members
during her struggles. She
has reciprocated that
support system through
her involvement in the
American Cancer Society
and through a local support
group called "The Angels of
Hope."
In the past, Linda has
served as the honorary
Chairperson for the Port
St. Joe Relay for Life event.
She spoke in front of more
than 200 people for five
minutes, leaving a positive
and supportive message
ringing in the ears of the
participants. Linda is also a
participant of Care Closet.
Though she has been
very active in the fight
againstt cancer, Linda has
inov,'d on to live a full and


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balanced life as a leader in
the community. Notably, she
has not let her experience
with cancer dictate her
future and consume her
conversation and public
involvement.
A Courage Award
recipient should possess
a positive attitude and
have demonstrated great
courage and determination
in living as normally as
possible while engaging
with the local American
Caner Society and/or other
community activities.
Because the award


winner may be requested
to be the focus of a media
campaign to emphasize
the hopeful side of
cancer, the winner should
also demonstrate good
communication skills and
feel comfortable sharing
that experience.
This year, Port St. Joe's
Relay for Life event will
be held May 3rd at Shark
Stadium, with a carnival
theme. To join a team or
for more information, call
Suzanne Doran at 370-
6614.





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Bayside Savings Bank will be having a yard sale to raise money for their Relay
for Life Team on Saturday, April 5, from 8 AM until 12 Noon in the front parking lot
of the bank at 202 Marina Drive, Port St. Joe, Florida/ Allmonies raised are for the
American Cancer Society.







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Memorial
1973 to 1993, including
stints in Somalia, Grena-
da, Bosnia and the Middle
East, recalled the dedica-
tion of the last veterans'
memorial in Apalachicola.
That monument was
for Lt. Willoughby Ryan
Marks, who commanded
Company C of the 61st Inf.
5th Division, for showing
"extraordinary valor" and
sacrificing his life in an at-
tempt to save a comrade
killed in "The Argonne," a
World War I battle fought
Oct. 12, 1918.
"Now
over 80
years later
we are hav-
ing ground-
breaking
to dedicate -
another
m onu -
ment to the
men who
served in a
war," said
Mirabella.
"Thank
you for
your honor,
thank you
for your
courage, Colonel Buz
thank you Statue South pr
for your emony.
commit-
ment and your sacrifice."
The groundbreaking
was the beginning of the
end of a story with local
roots in the war itself, when
Mosconis served as ser-
geant with a platoon that
included Cpl. Scruggs. The
two men stayed in touch
after the war, as Scruggs
went on to become found-
er of the Vietnam Veterans
Memorial, and Mosconis a
longtime Franklin County
commissioner.
For the last seven
years, Mosconis worked
with Scruggs' help to raise
more than $400,000 in


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grants and donations to
bring a replica here of
the late sculptor Freder-
ick Hart's Three Service-
men Statue, the only one
outside of Washington. He
also secured a half-block
of land from the city, which
the state will maintain un-
der a long-term lease.
"These soldiers, some
are here this morning,
through their words and
deeds have taught us the
love of country, to have
courage, the value of sacri-
fice, hard work, and virtue,


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resident Jimmy Mosconis at Sat


the necessary ingredients
for freedom," said Apala-
chicola Mayor Van John-
son. "This ceremony and
the placement of the Three-
Servicemen Statue, is only
a small down payment to-
ward the outstanding debt
that we owe them."
At Saturday's ground-
breaking, Mosconis wield-
ed the same shovel he used
at the groundbreaking of
the original memorial in
March 1982 on three acres
adjacent to the National
Mall.
State Rep. Jimmy Pa-
tronis (R-Panama City)


also addressed the crowd.
"A good friend told me
'People come and go, but
the commitments we make
to our children are what
we have to stake our repu-
tation on," he said. "I don't
know if I'm here because
we're Greek, or share the
same first name, but I am
proud to have Apalachicola
in District 6."
Vietnam vet Lloyd
Dunlap, from Dawson-
ville, GA, who returned to
Southeast Asia for the first
time last year on a trip with
Scruggs and
Mosconis,
was wear-
ing a shirt
emblazoned
with the em-
blem of the Scrug
POW MIA of th
Joint Head- State
quarters in (
Hanoi, -stillstatu
manned by
the U. S. mil-
itary.
"They
are still ac-
tively looking
for soldiers
all over the
Servicemen country, with
urday's cer- the aid of
the Vietnam
government,
and they are still finding
remains," said Dunlap.
He said that while
many are aware of the
more than 58,000 names
on the wall, few are aware
that about as many Viet-
nam vets committed sui-
cide after returning home,
so that the park will be a
welcome place of healing
and tranquility.
"If soldier can come
here and he's got a prob-
lem, maybe someone can
tap him on the shoulder
and say "Can I help you
brother?" said Dunlap.


Above) Standing in front of the actual sculpture to go in Apalachicola are, from left, Jan
lgs, founder and president of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund; Elliott Gantz, owner
e foundry in Farmingdale, NY; and Jimmy Mosconis. Photo courtesy of Three Servicemen
South.
Below) A closer look at the sculpture, displayed with a model of the Three Servicemen
e in Washington.


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What does Earth Day mean to
your community? Show us!
All posters will be displayed at WindMark
Beach Saturday, April 19. Trophies will
be awarded for first, second and third
place posters in each of grades K-5.
(Trophy presentation at 2pm.) One
overall winner will be chosen for a
boy's or girl's beach cruiser!
Entry Deadline: Mon, April 14
Contact your school for more details.


Open to the Public!



All "
Activities R ll:..


Live music at the Village
Stage on the lawn.
Featuring Alice Bargeron

Pets are welcome!

Enjoy a leisurely bicycle
ride along our 3.5 mile long
Beach Walk.

Food fundraiser for new
SaltAir Farmer's Market


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Daughters of the American
Revolution, has awarded first
place to the St. Joseph Bay
Chapter DAR for its entry of
a Constitution Week poster,
featuring Little Miss Mazie
Leila Hodges.
Hodges is the daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. James Hodges.
The St. Joseph Bay
Chapter DAR thanks Ramsey's
Printing and Office Supply for
printing the poster.


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A r;shing r.:..,rrnaTr, e.peciall, for kids! The 6th Annual Kids Win Fishing Tournament presented by the
St. Joe Company/Windmark Beach and hosted by Port St. Joe Marina, Seahorse Water Safaris and
Port St. Joe Lions Club.
Platinum and Gold Sponsors include:.The Gulf County Tourist Development Council, Half Hitch Tackle, Bluewater
Outriggers, Quaker/Tropicana/Gatorade, The Coast 1'05.5, Progress Energy, Oyster Radio, Galati Yacht Sales
& Tiara Yachts, The STAR, St. Joe Yacht Club, St. Joe News Network, Port Inn/MainStay Suites, Pepsi,
WMBB News 13, Gulf Coast Utility Contractors and Bluewater iNet

With onl) a $12 2erir, fee e\,ery kid ...nr.l
S (The first 500 kids who register t,1ll reces a Rod, Reel, Tackle Box, T-shirt & Goodie Bogll
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Doghouse Charters
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Fish Tales Charters
Coastal Marina Management


For more information on this exciting event... Call the Marina @ 850.227.9393
or online at www.KidsWinFishing.com
Register at the Port St. Joe Marina anytime from March 1st through April 1 1th @6:00pm (ET).
Rules meeting @ 6:30pm(ET) April 1 1th at the Port St. Joe Marina. Final weigh-in at 12:00 noon (ET) on
April .12th at the Port St. Joe Marina.

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April 4 &5;

Save on fishing tackle and sportswear.
Items on sale throughout the store

Port City Shopping Center
Now Carrying Carhartt!


Coastal Community Bank
held a drawing for a designer
Easter basket on Thursday,
March 20, to convey their
deepest appreciation to all
their devoted customers.
Ms. Elizabeth Ivey was
the happy recipient of the
beautiful Easter basket. -
Mrs. Carol 'D ,6ixon;
manager of Coastal
Community Bank/ is shown
presenting the Easter basket
to-Mrs. Ivey :and her five-
year-old granddaughter,
Ashley Harville.


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street from the STAC House on Eighth Street in Port St. Joe.
Children hunted hundreds of brightly colored eggs filled with candy, earned prizes, participated in a sack race and Online
posed for photographs with the Easter Bunny. View our video of the
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Ricky and Dewana Johnson ofAshford, AL are proud
to announce the approaching marriage of their daughter
Rikki Leigh to Steven Brent Watson of Dothan, AL.
Rikki Leigh is the granddaughter of Emma Lee
Guillot and the late Wallace Guillot of Port St. Joe, FL and
the late Mallie and the late Melba Johnson of Clarksville,
FL. She is a graduate of Port St. Joe High School.
Brent is the son of Tina Hughes of Hartford, AL and
Steve and Cindy Watson of Minden, LA. He is the grand-
son of Tom and Tommie Harding of Enterprise, AL and
Jimmie Lee Watson also of Enterprise, also John and
Mary Nell Chambers of Samson, AL. He is also the great-
grandson of Sally Allen of New Brockton, AL. Brent is a
graduate of Minden High School in Minden, LA.
The marriage will take place on the 1901 day of April
surrounded be the beauty of The Peacock House at
Roselawn in Dothan, AL. The couple will reside in Dothan
where the bride is employed with Walden Pond Animal
Hospital, and the groom is employed with UPS of Dothan
and Oncology Supply of Dothan.


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Local Resident Named to

Honor List of Oxford College
Elizabeth Gibson of Port of American Universities.
Saint Joe (32456), daughter Known for its demanding aca-
of Thomas Sandifer Gibson demics, outstanding under-
and Mary Atkeson Gibson, graduate college of arts and
was named to the Honor List sciences, highly ranked pro-
of Oxford College, the two- fessional schools and state-
year liberal arts division of of-the-art research facilities,
Emory University located in Emory is ranked as one of
Oxf word, Ga., for the fall 2007 te cu ntrys t natna


the nation's leading private cEmountry's Healthcare, the statione'sal
named to the Honor List. sity encompasses The Carter
Emory University (http:// Center, Yerkes National
Swww.emory.edu) is one of Primate Research Center and"
,. the nation's leading private Emory Healthcare, the state's
research universities and a largest and most comprehen-
member of the Association sive health care system.

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Gary and Lillie Egler of Port St. Joe are proud to
announce the marriage of their daughter Cassandra Egler
to Robert Stevens on March 13 in Oahu, Hi. Robert is the
son of Robert and Debbie Stevens of Atlanta, GA and the
late Jennie Stevens of Port St. Joe. Cassandra and Robert
will live in Galvaston, TX after honeymooning in Hawaii.

New Art Gives the Mexico Beach

Welcome Center a Fresh New Look
Kathy Geller was born and raised in Rochester, New
York. With no art department in high school, she found
her creative outlet in writing and earned a degree in
English and Journalism from Syracuse University, then
worked in advertising until she became a military wife
and sub-sequently the mother of four children. When all,
of her children were finally in school she took a few art
lessons, painted briefly in oils and even less occasionally
in watercolor, and life rolled on!
Fast forward to 2005 when she and her husband'
gave up working full time, moved to Lynn Haven and
began the delicious journey of "re-inventing their lives".
She unearthed her watercolors and brushes and was off
and running after that, addicted to the luminescence (and
voluminous challenges) of the medium.
"Inspired by the bright and unabashed colors which
bring Caribbean countries to life, I try to translate my
favorite subject matter which greets me at every turn,
every walk on the beach--children splashing in the surf,
building castles of sand, and no scarcity of cabanas,
umbrellas, fishing boats, weathered seaside chairs, and
of course shells. My style is very controlled and, try as
I may, I cannot seem to paint "loose". In my heart I feel
a painting, for me at least, isn't finished till it's full of
almost photo realistic detail. I have been tempted to chal-
lenge myself to complete an entire painting in 100 brush
strokes or less....maybe someday" Says Kathy
Kathy's Work can be seen at the Mexico Beach
Welcome Center from March 13 May 7th.

The 4th Old Mill Family Reunion
It's that time of year
April 19, 2008
Port St. Joe High School Commons Area
10:00 a.m. Until
$15.00 per person
You can contact any person on the Organizing
Committee for more information.
Darion Dawson- 227-3188 PSJ
Bob Wahl- 229-8092 PSJ
Marlon Taylor- 899-3115 PSJ
Fred Brown- 653-9425 Apalachicola
Charles Cloud- 229-6677 PSJ
Alvin Miller- 265-6595 PC
All money must be paid by April 7, 2008

Democratic

Party Meeting

There will be a meeting
of the Democratic Party on
March 27, at 7:00 p.m. The
meeting will be held at the
Kerrigan Law offices locat-
ed in the Bayside Savings
Bank. Anyone with ques-
tions call Susan Wilder at
832-7717.


by Karin Zeitvogel
That young American
exchange student who stayed
with you last summer to do a
language immersion course
could be part of a new pro-
gram to educate the next
generation of US intelligence
agents.
But don't worry: even if
she does end up working
for the CIA, the likelihood of
her becoming an undercover
operative is slim.
"Intelligence doesn't
just mean spying, skulking
around in a trench coat,"
said Jim Robbins, director of
the Intelligence Community
Center for Academic
Excellence (IC CAE) at Trinity
University in Washington, one
of nine programs aimed at
revamping the US intelligence
community.
"The CIA is the best
known part of it, but the
intelligence community writ
large involves all the agencies
throughout the government
that are involved in the collec-
tion and analysis of informa-
tion about threats," he said.
Trinity opened the doors
to the pilot course for the
Intelligence Community
Centers for Academic
Excellence three years ago.
The program is funded
by the Office of the Director of
National Intelligence (ODNI),
the umbrella agency which
oversees the 16 intelligence
agencies in the United States,
some of which -- such as
the Treasury or Department
of the Environment -- would
not be linked automatically to
intelligence activities.
Since 2005, the center
has swelled, with eight more
universities across the United
States signing on to the pro-
gram that wants to revamp
the way young Americans
perceive intelligence -- it isn't
just spying -- and are trained
to work in the very diverse
field.
The program aims to
"bring in groups to the intel-
ligence community -- women,
minorities, what have you --
who were previously under-
represented," said Robbins.
Schools which are select-
ed to be part of the program
-- and there is not an Ivy
League university, the for-
merly all-male schools which
used to be the preferred
hunting ground for intelli-
gence recruiters, on the radar
screen -- receive a grant from
the ODNI, and set up their
own, unique curriculum.
"We don't want a cookie
cutter approach," said Dr
Lenora Peters Gant, the ODNI
official who oversees the CAE
program.
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to be interdisciplinary.
"Think about this:
wouldn't it be nice to have an
engineer who knows some-
thing about world religions,
world cultures and can speak
Farsi or Urdu?" she said.
The ODNI grant is used
to send students abroad to
study a language and learn
about another culture.
Tanjier Belton went to
France in 2006 from Trinity
to study French. She aims to
study law and then go on to
work for the CIA.
Jesmeen Khan got a sti-
pend to go to Austria, the
Czech Republic and Hungary
last year. Her tentative ambi-
tion is to work for the State
Department.
"Every university that
has a grant has to identify
students to become IC CAE
scholars," Gant explained.
"Those students are
required to go abroad and
study a language or study
culture and they get a stipend
to go abroad," she said.
Florida International
University (FIU) sent 16 stu-
dents abroad last year as part
of its IC CAE program.
"People want to go to
China, to Brazil to study
Portuguese, to Spain. They
want to study Arabic, which
is a critical language need. So
far we have had people go to
Morocco, Jordan and Egypt,"
David Twigg, associate direc-
tor of the Gordon Institute for
Public Policy and Citizenship
Studies at FIU, told AFP
"They're not going there
as spies; they're going there
as people who are trying to
understand what's going on."
When the students return
to the United States and com-
plete their studies, they are
under no obligation to work
for one of the agencies under
the umbrella of the ODNI.
"We do go out and recruit
them, but we don't make them
work for us," said Gant.
But many of the more
than 400 scholars who have
been in the program "want
to come and work for us
because of the mission," she
said, slipping momentarily
into the kind of spy-speak
you hear in a James Bond
film.
The lapse didn't last
long.
"They want to do some-
thing that's altruistic for the
world and America. They
want to do something that will
make a difference in everyday
lives," Gant said.
Dr. Lenora Peters Gant
was a former Port St. Joe
resident and graduate of
George Washington High
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TRANSPORTATION PLANNING MEETING
(THE PUBLIC IS INVITED)
Bay, Gulf, Holmes, and Washington Regional Transportation Partnership
Executive Committee Meeting 10:30 a.m. CDT
Monday, March 31, 2008

Parker City Hall Commission Chambers
1001 W. Park Street. Parker. Florida

The agenda will include the following topics:
1. Status of Transportation Regional Incentive Program (TRIP) Projects
2. Review of Regional Network Criteria and Map
3. Review of Request by Holmes County for Addition to Regional Network Map
4. Ride On Commuter Assistance Program Presentation
5. Public Forum. This is an opportunity for the public to address transportation issues.
Direct questions or comments to Sharon Burnett at 850-392-1104, or sharon.burett@wfrpc.org.

Staff will make reasonable accommodations for access to the meetings in accordance with the
Americans with Disabilities Act and for language requirements other than English. Please
notify Ms. Ellie Roberts of access or language requirements at 1-800-226-8914, ext 218, at least
48 hours in advance.


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Mark Your Calendar For Annual



RiverKeepers Membership Meeting


Saturday, March 29h,
2008

The Wheelhouse
Restaurant
313 Water Street
Apalachicola, Florida
Take a trip on the river,
eat and listen to special
reports from our staff &
Dr. Skip Livingston about


Apalachicola water and
habitat quality.
We will also have a spe-
cial guest, Yvonne Gsteiger,
Senior Cabinet Advisor &
Environmental & Land Use
Advisor to Florida's Chief
Financial Officer, Alex Sink.
Members of
Apalachicola Riverkeeper
will vote for directors of the
Board.


Five of our sitting mem-
bers are standing for re-
election:
Tom Adams, Joyce
Estes, John Robert
Middlemas, Nancy Miller, &
Chris Moran.
The Nominating
Committee has also recom-
mended Earl Moirogh.
Schedule: 10 a.m. -
12 p.m. River Tours


12 p.m. 1 p.m.
Seafood Lunch
1 p.m.- 3 p.m. Board
Elections
Staff Presentations
Special Guest
Speakers
Members: Please
bring a guest. Not a
member? Come, enjoy,
and learn!


AARP Tax-Aide Offers Free Help


Free tax help is
available.
For taxpayers with low-
and middle-income, with
special attention to those
age 60 and older.
Starting on February 5,
2008throughApril 15,2008,
AARP and IRS sponsored
free tax help is available to
everyone regardless of age
or income. You do not have


to be an AARP member. Tax
returns will be completed
and E-filed free of charge
at the following sites and
times.

Bay County Fair
Grounds
Located at 2230 E. 15"'
Street, Panama City, FL
32405
Open every Tuesday,


Wednesday, and Thursday
Operating Hours from
9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Panama City Beach
Senior Citizen Center
Located at 423 Lyndell
Lane, Panama City Beach,
FL 32407
Open evtry Tuesday
and Wednesday
Operating Hours from


8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Contact Dave Lester
at 871-1766, Bob Flynn at
234-3830 ext. 109, or Ross
Butcher at 230-5361, if you
have any questions.
No new returns will be
started within one hour of
closing.


Great Backyard Bird Count Sets New Records

Bird watchers flocked to annual winter survey


Bird watchers outdid
themselves during the 2008
Great Backyard Bird Count
(GBBC), sponsored by the
Cornell Lab of Ornithology
and the National Audubon
Society. Participants sub-
mitted more than 85,700
checklists during the four-
day event, February 15-18,
surpassing last year's all-
time record by several thou-
sand. Participants also iden-
tified a record 635 species
and sent in thousands of
stunning bird images from
around the continent.
Birders who had heard
about the massive seed
production failure in trees
across northern Canada
were expecting a huge influx
of northern finches coming
south to look for food. "As
predicted, there were record
numbers of GBBC reports
for Pine Grosbeak," says
Rob Fergus, Senior Scientist
with the National Audubon
Society. It was also a banner
year for Common Redpolls


and Evening Grosbeaks,
reported in their highest
numbers in,several years.
In this year's GBBC,
Yellow-billed Magpie num-
bers hit a new low. Magpies,
crows, and jays are espe-
cially susceptible to the
West Nile virus. For the past
few years the population
of Yellow-billed Magpies
has declined following
the spread of the virus to
California. Nationwide,
American Crow 'and Blue
Jay numbers appear to
have stabilized somewhat,
but bear continued moni-
toring as the populations
of these birds continue to
adapt to the presence of
this new disease.
The GBBC charts the
explosive geographic expan-
sion of Eurasian Collared-
Doves. The species has
spread aggressively since it
was introduced in Florida
in 1980 and made new
inroads this year. For .the
first time, GBBC records of
this bird came from British


Columbia, Manitoba, and
Oregon.
Some species showed
up in Great Backyard
Bird Count reports for the
very first time, including a
Masked Duck in Texas-a
bird that is usually found in
the tropics. An Arctic Loon,
seldom seen outside Alaska,
was spotted in California.
An Ivory Gull wandered
down from the high Arctic
to show up on a checklist in
South Dakota.
"Each year, aware-
ness of the GBBC seems to
spread," says Cornell Lab of
Ornithology Citizen Science
Director Janis Dickinson.
"Committed individuals,
nature centers, parks, and
schools adopted the GBBC
as their own in an unprec-
edented way this year. They
held bird walks, ID work-
shops, and many other
events tied to the count."
Preschoolers built feeders
out of milk jugs. An artist
painted a mural of urban
birds in Hollywood. One


participant commented,
"Participating in the bird
count has given my children
a little taste of what it is like
to be a scientist."
For an even more
'detailed summary of this
year's results, visit the
GBBC web site at www.bird-
count.org. You can explore
maps, see beautiful photos,
prize-drawing winners, and
the list cities and towns
that topped their state or
province for the number
of checklists submitted-our
"checklist champs."
The Great Backyard
Bird Count returns February
13-16, 2009!
Top 10 most-reported
birds in the 2008 GBBC:
1) Northern Cardinal
2) Mourning Dove
3) Dark-eyed Junco
4) Downy Woodpecker
5) American Goldfinch
6) Blue Jay
7) House Finch
8) Tufted Titmouse
9) Black-capped Chickadee
10) American Crow


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There it was. The dreaded message on the computer screen: "You have just destroyed this computer;
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But you know how the something-dreaded-happened part of our brain can work. A little problem can
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Ann was working on a friend's laptop computer; actually trying to help out with software installation.
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computer tricks. "Error!"
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The Bible says, "But do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with
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Now, Ann knows how to pray. Yet even for her, like most of us, when 'the dreaded" hits; our brain can
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Thank You

Norman Mark would like to send out his thank
to friends and family for their prayers while he was in
Tallahassee and Bay Medical.


Thanks from the White family

The family of the late James A. White of Port St. Joe
would like to thank all their friends and gamily for their
thoughts and prayers in this time of sorrow. Thank you to
all who brought food, sent flowers and cards, and came
to the home and funeral. A special thanks to the members
of St. James Episcopal Church and to Rev. father Wave.
We would also like to thank Comforter Funeral Home for
their kindness.

The White Family


Oak Grove Church
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Come Grow With Us!

Sunday School 9:45


Sunday Worship Service 10:45
Wednesday Cafe 5 pm
Wednesday 6:15
Adult Bible Study
Children & Youth Ministries


613 Madison St.
Port St. Joe, FL 32456
850-227-1837
www.oakgrove-church.org


"Our Church can be your home'"

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

give unto the Lord the glory due His name, worship the Lordin the beauty oflholiness.
Psam 29:2


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


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


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




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111 North 22nd Street *.exico Beach, FL 32410
Sunday Worship Services:
8:30 a.m. Traditional Worship
9:45 a.m CST Bible Study
11:00 a.m. Contemporary Worship
Open Hearts. Open minds. Open doors.
The people of Mexico leoth Ulited Methodist (hmth
NOIStIr PiOVIDID
Rev. Ted Lovelace, Pastor Church/Office: 648-8820

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ST. JAMES'

EPISCOPAL CHURCH

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

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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 ofFaith Christian School



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

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


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Mary Alice Neel McCormick

Mary Alice Neel McCormick, 89, of Port St. Joe, Fla.,
went to be with her Lord on Friday, March 21, 2008. She
had made her home in Port St. Joe for most of her life.
Mary was born June 5, 1918, near Cedartown, Ga.,
and was one of ten children born to James A. and Minnie
L. Holloway. She was a very loving wife, mother, grand-
mother, sister, and friend. She was an active member of
Oak Grove Assembly of God Church for 59 years, spend-
ing much of her time ministering to those in need. Mary
enjoyed fishing, camping, sewing, and gardening, but she
especially loved the times when her family was around
her. She will be greatly missed by her loving family.
Mary was preceded in death by her hilsband, Wade
(Pop) Neel, and two sons, George B. Neel, and infant
Jimmy Neel. She is survived by one daughter, Gayle
Kennington and husband, George; three sons, Bobby
Neel and wife, Helen, Charles Neel and wife, Joyce, and
Allen Neel and wife, Amy; one daughter-in-law, Brenda
K. Neel; one brother, Russell Holloway; one sister-in-law,
Alice Holloway; eleven grandchildren, thirty-four great
grandchildren, twenty-three great-great grandchildren,
and many nieces and nephews.
The funeral service were held at 3:00 p.m. EDT
Tuesday, March 25, 2008, at the Oak Grove Assembly of
God Church, conducted by the Rev. James Wiley and the
Rev. David Fernandez. Interment followed in the family
plot in Holly Hill Cemetery.
All services are under the direction of the Comforter
Funeral Home.


Vivian "GeGe" Jamerson

Mrs. Vivian "GeGe" Jamerson, 80, of Wewahitchka,
passed away Saturday, March 22, 2008 in a Panama City
hospital. A native of Greenville, AL, she had been a resi-
dent of Wewahitchka since 1956 and was an active mem-
ber of the First Baptist Church of Wewahitchka where she
had served as Director of the Girls Auxiliary. She was a
loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and friend, who
also loved her church and everyone she met.
Survivors include her husband, Lewis Jamerson;
her son Ralph Jamerson and wife Ruthie; her daughter,
Mary Ann Jamerson, all of Wewahitchka; six grand-
children, David Jamerson, Tiffany and Jason Sims,
Benjamin Holley, II, Logan Jamerson, Jessica Jamerson,
and Shiloh Jamerson; four great grandchildren, Steven
Jamerson, Braden Jamerson, Amber Sims and Corey
Sims; and her brother, Hugh Boutwell and wife Sarah of
Lake Lure, NC.
The funeral service was held at 10:00 a.m. CDT
Wednesday, March, 26, 2008, at the First Baptist
'Church of Wewahitchka, conducted by the Rev. Mike
Stroud. Interment followed in the family plot in Roberts
Cemetery.
All services were under the direction of the Comforter
Funeral Home, Wewahitchka Branch Chapel.


Timothy Ray Frasure
Timothy Ray "Tim" Frasure, 37 of Rock Springs,
passed away Thursday, March 20, 2008 at Drew Memorial
Hospital. He was born October 18, 1970 in Monticello.
He was a pipeline supervisor and a member of Beach
Baptist Church in St. Joe Beach, FL. He.was a member
of the volunteer fire department at St. Joe Beach, FL for
6-7 years.
Survivors include a son, Ashton Ray Frasure of
Bossier City, LA; mother and father, Teresa Sullivan
Frasure and Wayne Frassure of Rock Springs; one broth-
er, Andrew Awayne Frasure of Rock Springs; his grand-
parents, Douglas Sullivan of Rock Springs; and Helen
Conely of Pine Bluff.


Mark Miller

Mark Miller, 33, passed away unexpectedly on March
17th. He is survived by his parents, Ernie and Cheryl
Miller of Mexico Beach, and his siblings; Ron (Gabby)
Miller, Michelle (Robert) Miller, Jim (Crystal) Miller,
and Rick (Sylvia) Miller and several nieces and nephews
(Jacob, Austin, Briana, Katelyn, Ricky, Courtney, and
Heather) of GA. Mark previously resided in Acworth, GA,
and most recently in Monticello, FL. His unique spirit
will be missed greatly by all who love him as we send him
home to the Lord.
Local services were provided by Comforter Funeral
Home.


William R. (Rod) Bowdoin

William R. (Rod) Bowdoin, age 59, died March 15,
2008, from complications arising following open heart
surgery. Mr. Bowdoin was a prominent trial lawyer and
practiced law in Lake City, Florida, since 1974 as a'mem-
ber of the law firm of Darby, Peele, Bowdoin & Payne. He
was born in Century, Florida, on February 4, 1949, the
son of Leroy and Hazel Beckel Bowdoin. Mr. Bowdoin was
raised in Port St. Joe and Live Oak, Florida, and was a
graduate of Suwannee High School.
He graduated from Florida State University, with a
Bachelor of Science degree in 1970, and was a member
of Alpha Tau Omega fraternity. He received a J.D. degree
with honors from the University of Florida Law School in
1973 where he was a member of Phi Delta Phi legal frater-
nity and the Editorial Board of the Florida Law Review.
Mr. Bowdoin is survived by his widow, Teresa Lynn
Bowdoin; a son, John Michael Bowdoin; and a daughter,
Savannah Lynn Bowdoin. His mother, Hazel Bowdoin;
two brothers, Douglas Bowdoin and Fred Bowdoin; and
two sisters, Cassie Stinson and Bonnie Brice, also survive
him. His father, Leroy Bowdoin, predeceased him.
Mr. Bowdoin was a member of The Florida Bar, the
Lake City Bar Association (President 1982 1983) and
the Third Judicial Circuit Bar Association. He served his
profession in numerous capacities including Chairmain
of the Grievance Committee of the Third Judicial Circuit
and Chairman of the Judicial Nominating Commission
for the Third Judicial Circuit. He also was a member of
the Board of Governors of the Young Lawyers Section cf
The Florida Bar and was active in the Academy of Florida
Trial Lawyers and the Association of Trial Lawyers of
America. He was Board Certified as a Civil Trial Lawyer
by The Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and
Certification and as a Civil Trial Advocate by the National
Board of Trial Advocacy. His areas of law practice were
focused primarily on personal injury and wrongful death,
medical malpractice and commercial litigation. In 2006,
he was selected as a Florida Super Lawyer, which recog-
nized the top 5% of lawyers in Florida.
In addition to his career as a trial lawyer, Mr.
Bowdoin was an avid sportsman, cattleman and horse-
man. He participated in numerous cutting horse events
and was an active member of the National Cutting Horse
Association. He competed, along with his wife, Terri, and
daughter, Savannah, in weekly and limited age cutting
horse events. His agricultural activities were centered
around his farm, Savannah Ranch, located west of Laki
City, where he raised horses and cattle.
Funeral services for Mr. Bowdoin were held at the
First United Methodist Church, Lake City, Florida, on
Friday, March 21, 2008, at 11:00 a.m. Interment followed
at Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Visitation
with the family was held on Thursday evening, March 2d,
2008, from 6:00 8:00 EM. at the funeral home. Active
pall bearers will be Bobby Case, Craig Busby, Raleigh
Brown, Joe Jordan, Roger Davis, and Rhett Bullard. In
lieu of flowers, the family has suggested that contributions
be made in Mr. Bowdoin's memory to St. Vincent's Health
Foundation for open heart surgery recovery, Jacksonville,
Florida; Shands Hospital Pediatric Oncology, Gainesville,
Florida; or the First United Methodist Church, Lake
City, Florida. Arrangements are under the direction of
GATEWAY-FOREST LAWN FUNERAL HOME, 3596
S. HWY 441, Lake City. (386) 752-1954. Please sign the
guest book at www.gatewayforestlawn.com.


Edna Smith

Edna Smith, 75, of Highland View passed away
Monday night March 17, 2008 at her home. She was bori
and raised in Crenshaw County, AL., was a long time
resident of Franklin County and had lived in Gulf County
since 1994. She was a loving mother and grandmother.
She was of the Methodist faith.
She is survived by her children, Bonnie Hayes and
husband Leon of Highland View, Richard Abercrombie,
Sr. and wife Debbie of Apalachicola, Betty Lashley and
husband Jimmy Wayne of Apalachicola; 8 grandchildren;
20 great-grandchildren and 19 great-great-grandchildren;
and numerous nieces and nephews.
Graveside services will be held Thursday, March
20, 2008 at 3:00 p.m. EDT at Magnolia Cemetery in
Apalachicola with Chaplin Andy Glover officiating.
Services are under the direction of Comforter Funeral
Home Port St. Joe, FL 850-227-1818


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


New Service Schedule for First Baptist Church
Sunday School & Worship Service .................. 9:00 am
Sunday School & Worship Service ............... 10:30 am
Sunday Evening Adult Bible Study ............... 6:00 pm
Wednesday Night Supper........................... 5:30 pm
Wednesday Night Adult Prayer Meeting ............. 6:30 pm
Wednesday Night Children's Ministry activities ...... 6:30 pm
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the problem comes when it
is just that and we no lon-
ger speak from the heart.
Friends it's not familiar
lines and quotes that moves
God to hear but a humbled
heart with words that flow
from it in the power of faith.
The Lord has told us that it
is impossible to please Him
without faith.
I know a man who
when he is called on to
pray in services he almost
every time weeps while he
speak from a heart that is
genuinely seeking God to
move in behalf of requests
that have been made. I can
truly say that I have person-
ally never heard him pray
any other way. These kinds
of men are not found much
anymore. I thank God that
there is still men of com-
passion and have learned
that a mighty man of God
is not what the man's world
calls men but that real men


In Christ's S


Helpful reading to go
along with taodys article
John 11:35; I Corinthians
15:1-19.
For me, the resurrec-
tion of Christ is the lens of
hope through which I see
everything else in life. If I
believe the resurrection is
true, nothing else matters. If
I don't believe the resurrec-
tion is true, nothingelse is
important.
In the movie, As Good
As It Gets, Jack Nicholson
plays an obsessive compul-
give man who is nothing
but misery for those who
are around him. He does
not step on cracks, touch
doorknobs with his hands.
He never uses a bar of soap
more than once, and he only
uses Neutrogena soap. There
is a scene in the movie where
he has a sudden crisis, and
he goes to his therapist's
office. The camera pans the
waiting room and shows the
other anxious clients waiting
to see the doctor. Nicholson,
in the middle of the room,
suddenly asks, "What if this
is as good as it gets?"
Think about that. Think
about your life right now,
and ask yourself, "What if
this is as good as it gets?" It
obviously depends of what
kind of week you've had as
to how you are going to
answer.
There are.times when I
would throw up my hands
and quit if I didn't have
some hope that things would
get better for me. So what is
my handle of hope when
I'm troubled, frightened,
annoyed, bored or desperate


for something good?
First, I hold onto the
belief that Jesus is here.
Think about that! Jesus is'
here! He is not an absentee
designer like some believe,
or an occasional visitor
like others seem to think.
He is not a now and then
kind of god. Jesus is here!
Whether I sense his pres-
ence or not, Jesus is here!
How do I know? You may
ask. Of course, there is the
biblical account. There is
Mary at the tomb who saw
him. Then there are the 500
who saw him in Galilee.
Paul professed to have seen
him on the Damascus Road..
I have heard people talk
about their experience with
Jesus. I have also met peo-
ple throughout my life that
claim to have seen him. The
experience of Mary, the 500,
Paul and the experience of
all you reading this is not
enough for me, for I have a
relationship with him. I have
a story with Christ, and I am
sticking to it.
A second handle of hope
for me is that God is here,
and God sent Jesus. I was
reared in a very simple way.
My father worked and pas-
tored. My mother worked
and kept the house. My
brothers, sister and I went
to school, we played with
our friends, we ate supper
at 5:00 PM each evening. We
went to bed early after our
daily Bible readings from
the old family Bible, and we
got up early and the pattern
repeated itself. When I left
home, went to college, got
married, had children and


Challenges for the
Christian that
are vital! If you
look with me in the Bible.
Matthew 6, we find the Lord
Jesus taught on three items
that are important to main-
tain in our Christian walk.
They are Giving, Prayer,
and Fasting. Last week
we looked at giving. Now
let's look at Praying.
"And when thou
prayest, thou shalt not
be as the hypocrites
are". (Matthew 6:5) First
Jesus was not saying that
public praying was wrong.
In fact, we need more of
it but it should be done in
order with the Lord and not
for show. There ai-e many
who have memorized lines
or quotes and this is what
they pray when called upon
in public place or worship.
I guess that we all have fell
into that because we find
comfort in the familiar. But


do have deep heart felt com-
passion for others and are
not afraid to show it.
If we look at the next
verse we will find that closet
prayer is when a man or
woman can move moun-
tains. Now public pray-
ing as well moves moun-
tains but only if it is truly
heart plead as the Christian
Brother I mentioned about
earlier. But a secret place
alone with God will move
mountains. It will change
circumstances, bring salva-
tion to the lost, open closed
doors and move the enemy
out of the way. The prob-
lem here is not many are
willing to turn off the TV,
stop gossiping, or talking
on the phone long enough.
We have so many things
going on in our lives that
we don't have time for tlhe
Lord in sweet communion
with Him.
In Mark 1:35, we find




service
pastor the world got a little
more complicated.
When life is complicated
and confused, watch Jesus.
When you are disappointed
and dejected, watch Jesus.
When you are fearful and
faithless, watch Jesus. When
you are hurt and haunted,
watch Jesus. When you are
tempted and tested, watch
Jesus!
That's what it means
to follow him. He did not
feel hurt, disappointment,
heartache, and despair so
we would not have to. He
did not die so we wouldn't
have to. He experienced all
of these things because he
wanted us to have an exam-
ple of what we can do when
our world is turned upside
down and we don't know
which way to turn. Look to
Jesus, the author and the
finisher of our faith! That
no matter how bad it gets,
God's love through Jesus
can overcome it.
Jesus wants to show the
world that God's love can
overcome the very worst in
us because God is here, and
He sent Jesus.
Everything we believe
about God as our redeem-
er is rooted in the belief
that God is creator. In the
creation. Story, there is a
scene'where God speaks to
the darkness and says, "Let
there be light." And to the
reader's surprise, there is
light. This happens after the
scene where God begins to
create the heavens and the
earth out of the nothingness
of chaos.
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Jesus teaching us a valu-
. able lesson. He, rising
up a great while before
day, he went out, and
departed into a soli-
tary place, and there
prayed". Not many will
do this because they stayed
out too late, watched the
TV or some kind of sport
show. Our society has been
bombarded with sports and
it is called good. But I don't
think so. It has robbed the
family not added to it. But
that's another subject.
Well I will leave it like
this. If we would spend as,
much time seeking God in'
the Power of Prayer with a
tender heart of faith, many
of the difficulties, sickness;
and problems would not be,
running strong.
God bless you and I.
will see you next week.
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I believe, at the tomb betweela
Friday and Sunday of the
Easter story. God, in all of
his creative, loving power,
hovered over the darkness.
of evil that was represent-
ed by the corpse of Jesus.
Then the final confronta-
tion with evil takes place,"
and God speaks and says'
to the Darkness, "Let there
be Light!" God, faced with,
the worst that Evil could do,
refused to be seduced by that
Evil and created, again. He4
made something very good
out of Evil's worst! I believe
that is a reality that you and
I can face each day of our
lives now. If God could do.
that then, He can hover over'
any evil we create, and He.
can make something good.
He hovers over the darkness
of our guilt and says to that
guilt, let there be grace! He
hovers the darkness of our*
despair, and He says to our
despair, let there be hope!'
He hovers over the darkness
of our broken- ness, and He:
says to our broken-ness, let'
it be whole!
One day this old world
will come to an end. The
struggle of life will be over,
no more pain or suffering, no
more death, no more heart
aches and no more Satan.
One day I will inherit the
Kingdom of God and then I
will be able to say "This Is
As Good As It Gets".

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THAN A PS]E DOLPHIN?

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1. What do angel wings feel like? pillows
2. Is the halo bronze or gold? gold
3. How do they make gowns? out of clouds
4. Do boys in heaven wear wings? yes
5. Do you see yourself in heaven? yes

Congratulations to: Linda Wood and Carley Clements. These
people submitted the winning entries for this weeks questions.
Week #23-Questions are:

1. What does semper fidelis mean?
2. What is the distance from the earth to the moon?
3. What year was the Marine Corps born?
4. What year was the constitution written?

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Port St. Joe
'"E-ementary School

Some of our students entered an essay contest for
Florida Elementary School Students to help promote
sun safety and awareness in Florida. They had to write
a 500-word essay on how to protect themselves and oth-
ers from the sun. The contest winners are as follows:
Cole Cryderman-1st place, Callie Capps-2nd place, and
Janel Kerigan-3rd place. Congratulations to those essay
contest winners and we will submit the 1st place winner
to the state contest. Keep up the good work!!!!
Spring Break is here and we hope everyone will
enjoy the time together!! Please return to school on
April 7th
SImportant Dates:
March 31St-April 4th -Spring Break
April 7th-Water Conservation with Glenn Davis
April 11th-Gold Cards go home and AR Movie
April 14th-18th-Book Fair-Family Night-April 14th
April 23rd-1/2 day-College T-shirt Day
April 24th-Starts last Dibels week
April 25th-Track and Field Day
April 28th-Career Week


Port St. Joe Elementary School

Dazzlin Dolphins

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By Philipp Fuze


The big easter hunt is
over and the candy eating is
starting. Also starting is the
hope for the spring break
to begin. But let's see what
else is happening at Port St.
Joe High.
Senior news:
The last senior trip pay-
ment is due to Mrs. Alcorn
this month. .Also Project
Graduation is putting
together a video of mem-
ories for the seniors and
needs help. Bring in group
pictures of you and your
friends starting in kinder-
garten to senior year. If you
do not bring in any pictures


you might be left out so start
looking and bring them in
by April 20th. Make sure
they have your name on
them and what grade you
were in at the time. Turn
them in to Ms. Ronda in the
front office.
The senior baby ad. is
now moved to March 28,
which is Friday. Any turned
in after March 28 will have a
$25 late fee.
There are plenty of
scholarships in the guidance
office. If you have any ques-
tions ask Mrs. Newsome or
Mrs. Bernal for help.
Clubs and Other News:
It is now time for Student
Government Association


elections. Anyone interest-
ed in running for secretary,
treasurer or senator please
see Mrs. White ASAP
The arts hoodies are on
sale today: Pullovers-21$....
Zippered Jackets-26$. They
are either black or grey or
white with black or colored
logos.
The National Honors
Society will be providing
lunch for the faculty and
staff of Port St. Joe High
School Wednesday, March,
26 2008. They are doing it
to recognize the hard work
that everyone has put into
this year.
Spring break is begin-
ning next week March 28th
with a half day and students
will not have to come back
to school until April 7th.
Sports News:
There will be a Faculty
vs. Seniors volleyball Game
Thursday, March 27 6th
period in the gym. It will
cost $1 per person to attend
or if you would like to play
on the senior team, the sign


Prom & Sex Relationships


Dear Parents
The following is a mes-
sage from the heart of your
youth Pastor, and I hope you
will set aside the time need-
ed to completely overview
the following and prayer-
fully consider where your
young person will be on
prom night. A group of local
youth pastors and churches
have gotten together and
organized a prom after
party called dubbed "Thee
After Party". The teens who
attend will be privy to a gym
full of inflatables geared to
teens, movies, food, a game
room and good, chaperoned
fellowship. Below are some
statistics and things to pon-
der while you decide how to
influence your teen, I know
there are very few parents
who can make their teens do
anything, but your input can
influence your teens choices
on prom night. The second
highest night for teenage
:driving fatalities, (gradua-
tion is first) is prom night.
The night that teens feel the
most pressure to engage in
risky sexual behavior bar
none ispProm night. Even
teens that are solid and
good willed can find them-
selves in morally conflict-
ing situations and become
innocent victims on prom
night. Roads are dangerous,
alcohol is dangerous, teens
who feel pressure to engage
in sexual behavior as a right
of passage left alone are
dangerous and un-chaper-
oned beach homes are dan-
gerous places for teens to
be. Consider, "Thee After
Party" which will be held at
Long Avenue Baptist Church
Gym from 11pm to 8am on
Saturday April 19th
In Christ we can and
will.
Bobby

While teenagers across
the nation prepare for


their prom nights with
eager anticipation, parents
often entertain very differ-
ent emotions-such as fear
and dread. These fears are
not unjustified because
National Highway Traffic
Safety Administration sta-
tistics indicate that prom
night is the deadliest night
of the year for teenagers,
especially 16 year-olds.
Forty-eight percent of all
16 year-olds killed in traf-
fic accidents last year were
prom night passengers. And
slightly more 16 year-old
girls than boys are likely
to succumb on prom night
because more females are
passengers of inexperienced
male drivers on that night.
Speeding, alcohol use,
multiple passengers and
"distracted driving" make
the period between midnight
and 3 a.m. the most danger-
ous period of prom night.
Last year, 77% of speeding
drivers in fatal crashes were
legally drunk. Teens don't
just drink. They drink to
excess.
More than 11 percent of
eighth graders, 22 percent
of sophomores, and 25 per-
cent of seniors report recent
binge drinking (5+ drinks
on the same occasion).
Statistics show that
the majority of current
teen drinkers got drunk in
the previous month. That
includes 56 percent of the
high school sophomores
who drink and 66 percent
of the high school seniors
who drink.
Drinking and Driving
Car crashes are the
leading cause of death
among people ages 15 to 20.
About 1,900 people under
21 die every year from car
crashes involving underage
drinking.
Young people are more
susceptible to alcohol-
induced impairment of their


driving skills. Drinking driv-
ers aged 16 to 20 are twice
as likely to be involved in a
fatal crash as drinking driv-
ers who are 21 or older.

More teens 'hook up'
Research indicates that
"hooking up" is becoming
an increasingly common
practice among young peo-
ple today.
The College of New
Jersey defines hooking up
as "petting below the waist,
oral sex or intercourse"
between two people who
have no intentions of further
communicating with each
other beyond their one-time
physical encounter.
Elizabeth Paul, psychol-
ogy professor, surveyed 555
undergraduate students
and found 78% of them had
hooked up at some point,
usually following the con-
sumption of alcohol. In
addition, Paul found the
average number of hookups
per student during their col-
lege career to be nearly 11.
Her findings parallel
similar studies conducted
by researchers at James
Madison University and
the University of Michigan,
as well as claims made by
author Tom Wolfe in his
book Hooking Up.
"Today's first base is
deep kissing, now known as
tonsil hockey, plus groping
and fondling this and that.
Second base is oral sex.
Third base is going all the
way. Home plate is learning
each other's names," Wolfe
writes.
In fact, 36% of teens
ages 15 to 17 admit to hav-
ing had oral sex, as report-
ed by the Center for Parent/
Youth Understanding.
However, half of these teens
do not identify oral sex
as sex according to 2003
surveys conducted by the
Kaiser Family Foundation


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Scoggins


up sheet is in the office.
There will be 2 teams of
15. This is a fundraiser for
project graduation so we
need plenty to attend.
Also the baseball team
is doing exceptionally well.
They have just finished a
district game against West
Gadsden and beat the
Panthers 11-1. I asked
a spectator of one of the
Sharks what he thinks how
the baseball team is doing.
Alex Flanagan, a senior at
St. Joe High, answered "they
are playing good defense
and are doing equally as
good at the bat."
I hopefully covered
everything going on in the
expansion of the wonderful
world of Port St. Joe. I say
this for every student but
spring break is highly antic-
ipated and I would finish
this up with a quote from
our very own Mr. Monette,
"Do the right thing in any
situation."




and Seventeen magazine.
Www.pluggedinonline.com,
10/10/04

Some alarming
statistics for relating to
those age 12-19.

1/3 have been drunk in
the last month.
1 in four use illegal
drugs.
8000 contract a sexu-
ally transmitted disease,
every day.
1 million are pregnant.
750,000 get abortions
each year.
1 in 10 have been
raped.
They see 14,000 sexual
references on TV each year.
9 out of 10 have seen
pornography online.
/2 of these teens are no
longer virgins.

Sexual Exposure
of Teens
Average age of first sex:
15.8 years.
Average length of first
sexual relationship: 3.8
months.
24.3% of adolescents
reported having first sex
during the same month as
the start of the relation-
ship [37.5% had sex 1 to
3 months after the start ol
the relationship and 40.1%
after 4 months]
23.4% of first sexual
relationships were "one-
night stands" [21.2% for
girls and 26.5% for guys]
Girls reported their
first sexual partner was 1.8
years older, on average; guys
said 0.1 years younger.
Currently 46.8% of all
high school students report
they have had sexual inter-
course. The percentage of
high school students whc
have had sex decreased
13.3% between 1991 and
2005 (54% to 46.8%).


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A TOWN HALL MEETING ON
MONDAY, APRIL 14, 2008 AT
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VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT TO
DISCUSS ITEMS OF INTEREST TO
YOUR AREA.


PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS MEETING
WILL TAKE PLACE ONCE EVERY
QUARTER.


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1100



2008 ELECTION
NOTICE

Notice is hereby given that
the City of Port St. Joe's
primary election will be
held Tuesday, May 13,
2008, at the Port St Joe
Fire Station. Polls open at
7:00 a.m., EDT, and close
S7:00 p.m., EDT.

Registration books are
now open at the office of
Linda Griffin, Gulf County
Supervisor of Elections,
and will remain open
through Monday. April 14,
2008 at 5:00 p.m.

A registration drive will be
held on Friday, April 4th at
the Piggly Wiggly from
1.:00 p.m.-4:00p.m. Res-
idents will be able to reg-
ister to vote or change any
information to their voter
registration records.

Candidate Qualifying
begins Wednesday, March
26th at 12:00 noon and
ends on Wednesday, April
2nd at 12:00 noon.

Beginning April 28th May
10th, Early Voting will be
held at the Supervisor of
Elections office located at
401 Long Avenue.

Absentee Ballots may be
requested by calling the
Elections office at (850)
229-6117. Please note that
in order to mail the ab-
sentee ballot, the request
must be received by the
Elections office by 5 PM
on May 7th.

THE CITY OF PORT ST.
JOE

Pauline Pendarvis
City Clerk

Publish: March 20
& 27, 2008


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR GULF COUNTY,
FLORIDA

File Number 08-05PR
PROBATE DIVISION

IN RE: ESTATE OF JEW-
ELL S. PAUL
Deceased.


NOTICE TO CREDI-
TORS
The administration of the
estate of JEWELL S. PAUL
deceased, File Numbel
08-05PR, is pending in the
Circuit Court for Guli
County, Florida, Probate
Division, the address o'
which is Gulf County
-Courthouse, 1000 Cecil G
'Costin, Sr. Blvd. Port St
Joe, Florida 32456. The
names and addresses ol
the personal representa-
tive and the persona
representative's attorney
are set forth below.
ALL INTERESTED PER-
SONS ARE NOTIFIED
THAT:
All creditors of the dece.
dent and other persons
having claims or demands
against decedent's estate
on whom a copy of this
notice is served within
three (3) months after the
date of the first publication
ofthis notice must file their
claims with this Couri
WITHIN THE LATER OF
THREE (3) MONTHS AF-
TER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY
(30) DAYS AFTER THE
DATE OF SERVICE OF A
COPY OF THIS NOTICE
ON THEM.
All other creditors of the
decedent and persons
having claims or demands
against the decedent's es-
tate must file their claims
with this Court WITHIN
THREE (3) MONTHS AF-
TER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS AND DE-
MANDS NOT SO FILED
WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED.
The date of first publica-
tion of this Notice is March
20,2007.
Attomey for Personal Rep-
resentative:
Charles A. Costin


Post Office Box 98
Port St. Joe, FL 32457
Telephone: (850)
227-1159
Florida Bar No. 699070

Personal Representative:
Doloris Koven
279 Roberts Cemetery
Rd
Wewahitchka, Fl. 32465

Publish March 20 & 27,
2008


Annual Report
The Port St. Joe Redevel-
opment Agency will file
with the,City of Port St.
Joe and Gulf County, on or
before March 31, a report
of its activities for the fiscal
year 2006-2007. This re-
port will be available for in-
spection during business
hours in the office of the
Clerk of the City or County
and the office of the Port
St. Joe Redevelopment
Agency. This report will
also be available for in-
spection on the PSJRA
website: www.Celebrate
PortSaintJoe.com.
Publish March 27


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE FOURTEENTH
JUDICIAL COURT
OF THE STATE OF FLOR-
IDA, IN AND FOR GULF
COUNTY

CASE NO.: 07-99 PR

IN RE: The Estate of
EMILY B. SPEIGHTS,
Decedent.


NOTICE OF ADMINIS-
TRATION

The adinisla-
t i o n
of the Estate of EMILY B.
SPEIGHTS, File No.
07-PR, 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.l

ALL INTERESTED PER-
SONS ARE NOTIFIED
THAT:

All persons on
whom this Notice is served
who have objections that
challenge the qualifica-
tions of the Personal Rep-
resentative, venue, or juris-
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 df service of
a copy of the Notice on
them.

AIJ creditrs of
t h e
Decedent and other per-
sons having claims or de-
mands against Decedents
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
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 serv-
ice of a copy of this Notice
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
Notice.

ALL CLAIMS, DEMANDS,
AND OBJECTIONS NOT
SO FILED WILL BE FOR-
EVER BARRED.

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


Publish March 6, 13,
27, 2008


CITY OF
WEWAHITCHKA
NOTICE OF INTENT TO
APPLY FOR FEDERAL
ASSISTANCE

THE CITY OF
WEWAHITCHKA, Florida is
complying with the re-
quirements of 7CFR
1780.19(a) by publishing
this notice of intent to ap-
ply for a Water Loan/Grant
from the U.S. Department
of Agriculture, Rural Utili-
ties Service.

This project will consist of
construction of a public
water system which serves
the Unincorporated area of
Stone Mill Creek, Gulf
County. Florida.

If you have questions, call
Donald J. Minchew, City
Manager at 1(850)
639-2605.

CITY OF WEWAHITCH-
KA
RAY DICKENS, MAYOR
Publish March 20 & 27,
2008



IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE FOURTEENTH
JUDICIAL COURT
OF THE STATE OF FLOR-
IDA, IN AND FOR GULF
COUNTY


CASE NO.: 08-13 PR


IN RE: The Estate of
OLA R.
LaPLANTE,

Decedent.
/

NOTICE OF ADMINIS-
TRATION

The adminisla-
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 INTERESTED PER-
SONS ARE NOTIFIED
THAT:

All persons on
whom this Notice is served
who have objections that
challenge the qualifica-
tions of the Personal Rep-
resentative, venue, or juris-
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
them.

All creditors of
t h e
Decedent and other per-
sons having claims or de-
mands against Decedents
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
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 serv-
ice of a copy of this Notice
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
Notice.

ALL CLAIMS, DEMANDS,
AND OBJECTIONS NOT
SO FILED WILL BE FOR-
EVER BARRED.

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

William Michael LaPlante
PO Box 13525
Mexico Beach, FL 32410
Personal Representative


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

Publish March 6, 13, 20, &
27,2008


S 1100
DIVISION

CASE NO: 07160CA

DEUTSCHE BANK NA-
TIONAL TRUST COM-
PANY AS TRUSTEE FOR
THE CERTIFI-
CATEHOLDERS OF
GSAMP TRUST 2005-AHL
MORTGAGE
PASS-THROUGH CERTIFR-
CATES, SERIES 2005-AHL
PLAINTIFF
VS.
DUSTIN C. REEVES; UN-
KNOWN SPOUSE OF C.
REEVES, IF ANY; ANY
AND ALL UNKNOWN PAR-
TIES CLAIMING BY,
THROUGH, UNDER, AND
AGAINST THE HEREIN
NAMED INDIVIDUAL
DEFENDANTS) WHO ARE
NOT KNOWN TO BE
DEAD OR ALIVE,
WHETHER SAID UN-
KNOWN PARTIES MAY
CLAIM AN INTEREST AS
SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVI-
SEES, GRANTEES OR
OTHER CLAIMANTS; CAP-
ITAL CITY BANK; JOHN
DOE AND JANE DOE AS
UNKNOWN TENANTS IN
POSSESSION
DEFENDANTS)
/
RE-NOTICE OF FORE-
CLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY
GIVEN pursuant to an Or-
der Granting the Motion to
Reset Foreclosure Sale
date March 4, 2008 en-
tered in Civil Case No.
07160CA of the Circuit
Court of the 14TH Judicial
Circuit in and for GULF
County, PORT ST. JOE,
Florida, I will sell to the
highest and best bidder for
cash at IN THE FRONT
LOBBY of the GULF
County Courthouse at
1000 5TH STREET., PORT
ST JOE, Florida, at 11:00
a.m. on the 10th day of
April, 2008 the following
described property as set
forth in said Summary Fi-
nal Judgment, to-wit:
THE NORTH 88 FEET OF
LOT THREE (3) IN BLOCK
FORTY-FOUR (44) OF THE
CITY OF PORT ST. JOE,
FLORIDA, ACCORDING
TO THE OFFICIAL MAP
50A THEREOF ON FILE'
ON THE OFFICE OF THE
CLERK OF CIRCUIT
COURT OF GULF
COUNTY, FLORIDA.

Any person claiming an in-
terest in the surplus from
the sale, if any, other than
the property owner as of
the date of the lis pend-
ens, must file a claim'
within 60 days after the
sale

Date this 5th day of March,
2008.

Rebecca L. Norris,
Clerk of the Circuit Court

/s/Jasmine Hysmith
Deputy Clerk

Publish March 27 & April 6,
2008


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

CASE NO. 2007-196-CA
DIVISION 0

CHASE HOME FINANCE
LLC,
Plaintiff,
vs.
JESSE L. BYRD, et al,
Defendantss.

NOTICE OF FORECLO-
SURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY
GIVEN pursuant to a Final
Judgment of Mortgage
Foreclosure date March
04, 2008 and entered in
Case No. 2007-196-CA of
the Circuit Court of the
FOURTEENTH Judicial
Circuit in and for GULF
County,' Florida wherein
CHASE HOME FINANCE
LLC, is the Plaintiff and
JESSE L. BYRD;
CAROLYN BYRD A/K/A
CAROLYN R. BYRD; CAPI-
TAL CITY BANK; are De-
fendants, I will sell to the
highest and best bidder for
cash at LOBBY OF THE
GULF COUNTY COURT-
HOUSE at 11:00 AM, on
the 15th day of April, 2008,
the following described
property as set forth in
said Final Judgment:

LOT 5, BLOCK 111, ST.
JOSEPH'S ADDITION TO
THE CITY OF PORT ST.
JOE UNIT 7, ACCORDING
TO THE PLAT THEREOF,
RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 2, PAGE 7, OF THE
PUBLIC RECORDS OF
GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA.

A/K/A 2110 LONG AVE,
PORT SAINT JOE, FL
324560000

Any person claiming an in-
terest in the surplus from
the sale, if any, other than
the property owner as of
the date of the Lis Pend-
ens must file a claim within
sixty (60) days after the
sale.

WITNESS MY HAND and
the seal of this Court on
March 5, 2008.


Rebecca L. Norris,
Clerk of the Circuit Court


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE 14TH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
GENERAL JURISDICTION


/s/Jasmine Hysmith
Deputy Clerk

Publish March 27 & April 3,
2008


1100
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE FOURTEENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND
FOR GULF COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION

CASE NO. 2006-438-CA
DIVISION

AURORA LOAN SER-
VICES, LLC,
Plaintiff,
vs.
JOHN C. WEBB, et al,
Defendant(s).

NOTICE OF FORECLO-
SURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY
GIVEN pursuant to a Final
Judgment of Mortgage
Foreclosure dated March
04, 2008 and entered in
Case No. 2006-438-CA of
the Circuit Court of the
FOURTEENTH Judicial
Circuit in and for GULF
County, Florida wherein
AURORA LOAN SER-
VICES, LLC,'is the Plaintiff
and JOHN C. WEBB; DA-
VID J. KOHS; UNITED
STATES OF AMERICA; are
the Defendants, I will sell
to the highest and best
bidder for cash at LOBBY
OF THE GULF COUNTY
COURTHOUSE at 11:00
AM, on the 15TH day of
APRIL, 2008, the following
described property as set
forth in said Final Judg-
ment:
LOT 1: BEGIN AT A
FOUND ONE-HALF INCH
IRON ROD (NO IDENTIFI-
CATION) MARKING THE
NORTHEAST CORNER OF
LOT 45, SAN BLAS ES-
TATES, A SUBDIVISION
AS PER MAP OR PLAT
THEREOF RECORDED IN
PLAT BOOK 3, PAGES 20
THROUGH 22 OF THE
PUBLIC RECORDS OF
GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
(IRON ROD ALSO BEING
ON THE WESTERLY
RIGHT OF WAY OF
COUNTY ROAD NO. 30-E)
AND RUN THENCE
SOUTH 70 DEGREES 18
MINUTES 58 SECONDS
WEST ALONG THE
NORTHERN BOUNDARY
OF SAID LOT 45 FOR
108.53 FEET TO A FOUND
ONE-HALF INCH IRON
ROD AND CAP NO. 4889
MARKING THE INTER-
SECTION OF SAID
NORTHERN BOUNDARY
WITH THE FLORIDA DE-
PARTMENT OF NATURAL
RESOURCES COASTAL
CONSTRUCTION CON-
TROL LINE (CCCL) AS RE-
CORDED FEBRUARY 05,
1986 IN MISC. PLAT
BOOK 1, PAGE 12, 1-13
OF THE PUBLIC REC-
ORDS OF GULF COUNTY,
FLORIDA; THENCE CON-'
TINUE SOUTH 70 DE-
GREES 16 MINUTES 58
SECONDS WEST ALONG
SAID NORTHERN
BOUNDARY FOR 106.57
FEET TO A FOUND 5/8
INCH IRON ROD (NO
IDENTIFICATION)
(REFERENCE CORNER);
THENCE CONTINUE
'SOUTH 70 DEGREES 18
MINUTES 58 SECONDS
WEST ALONG SAID
NORTHERN BOUNDARY
FOR 118.21 FEET TO THE
MEAN HIGH WATER LINE
OF THE GULF OF MEX-
ICO, LOCATED AT ELEVA-
TION 1.00 NGVD 29, ON
THE 13TH DAY OF
MARCH 2003, THENCE
SOUTH 29 DEGREES 22
MINUTES 16 SECONDS
EAST ALONG SAID MEAN
HIGH WATER LINE FOR
34.69 FEET; THENCE
LEAVING SAID MEAN
HIGH WATER LINE RUN
THENCE NORTH 76 DE-
GREES 22 MINUTES 20
SECONDS EAST FOR
119.01 'FEET TO A SET
ONE HALF INCH IRON
ROD AND CAP
LB0732(REFERENCE);
THENCE CONTINUE
NORTH 76 DEGREES 22
MINUTES 20 SECONDS
EAST FOR 94.62 FEET TO
A SET ONE HALF INCH
IRON ROD AND CAP
LB0732, THENCE NORTH
69 DEGREES 21 MINUTES
12 SECONDS EAST FOR
115.07 FEET TO A SET
ONE HALF, INCH IRON
ROD AND CAP LB0732
ON THE SAID WESTERLY
RIGHT OF WAY OF
COUNTY ROAD NO. 30-E;
THENCE NORTH 19 DE-
GREES 42 MINUTES 18
SECONDS WEST ALONG
SAID WESTERLY RIGHT
OF WAY FOR 54.80 FEET
TO THE POINT OF BEGIN-
NING.

A/K/A 4011 CAPE SAN
BLAS ROAD, PORT SAINT
JOE, FL 32456
Any person claiming an in-
terest in the surplus from
the sale, if any, other than
the property owner as of
the date of the Lis Pend-
ens must file a claim within
sixty (60) days after the
sale.
WITNESS MY HAND and
the seal of this Court on
March 11, 2008.

Rebecca L. Norris,
Clerk of the Circuit Court

/s/Jasmine Hysmith
Deputy Clerk

Publish March 27 & April 3,
2008




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

CASE NO. 07-423-CA


I a VV Ij
COASTAL COMMUNITY
BANK,
Plaintiff,
vs.
WAYNE E. ROWLETT,
JUDY A. ROWLETT
STONE'S HOUSE
MOVERS, INC., and
others,
Defendants.

NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY
GIVEN pursuant to a Sum-
mary Final Judgment of
Foreclosure-date March 4,
2008, and entered in Civil
Action No. 07-423-CA of
the Circuit Court of the
Fourteenth Judicial Circuit
in and for Gulf County,
Florida, wherein the parties
were the plaintiff, Coastal
Community Bank and the
defendants, Wayne E.
Rowlett, Judy A. Rowlett,
Stone's House Movers,
Inc., Southstar Funding,
LLC, The Bank of New
York as Trustee, and Bai-
ley & Sons Diversified,
Inc., I will sell tot he high-
est and best bidder, for
cash, at 11:00 a.m.
(Eastern Time) on the 3rd
day of April, 2008, at the
front door of the Gulf
County Courthouse, Port
St. Joe, Florida, the
following-described real
property as set forth in
said Final.Judgment of
Foreclosure:

Lot 1: Commence at a four
inch square concrete mon-
ument (no identification)
marking the Southwest
corner of Section 36,
Township 8 South, Range
11 West, Gulf County, Flor-
ida and run North 00 de-
grees 04 minutes 11 sec-
onds West along the West
boundary line of said Sec-
tion 35 for 2995.76 feet;
thence leaving said West
boundary line run South
89 degrees 16 minutes 31
seconds East for 1063.53
feet to a found one half
inch iron rod (no identifi-
cation) on the Easterly
right of way line of State
Road No. 30; Iron rod ly-
ing on a curve concave to
the Westerly for the Point
of Beginning; from said
Point of Beginning run
Southeasterly along said
right of way line and curve
with a radius of 5769.78
feet, through a central an-
gle of 00 degrees 05 min-
utes 59 seconds, for an
arc distance of 10.04 feet
(chord of said arc being
South 05 degrees 32 min-
utes 35 seconds, East
10.04 feet); thence leaving
said Easterly right of way
line run North 89 degrees
39 minutes 49 seconds
East for a distance of
227.74 feet; thence South
00 degrees 11 minutes 33
seconds East for a dis-
tance of 139.25 feet;
thence South 89 degrees
48 minutes 25 seconds
West for a distance of
216.56 feet'to a point on
the said Easterly right of
way line of State Road 30;
point lying on a curve con-
cave to the Westerly;
thence Northwesterly
along said right of way line
and curve with a radius of
5769.78 feet, through cen-
.tral angle of 01 degrees 22
minutes 54 seconds, for
and arc distance of 139.14
feet (chord of said arc be-
ing North 04 degrees 48
minutes 09 seconds West,
139.13 fee) to the Point of
Beginning.

Lot 2: Commence at a
four inch square concrete
monument (no identifica-
tion) marking the South-
west corner of Section 36,
Township 8 South, Range
11 West, Gulf County, Flor-
ida and run North 00 de-
grees 04 minutes 11 sec-
onds West along the West
boundary line of said Sec-
tion 36 for 2995.76 feet;
thence leaving said West
boundary line run South
89 degrees 16 minutes 31
seconds East for 1063.53
feet to a found one half
inch iron rod (no identifi-
cation) *on the Easterly
right of way line of State
Road No. 30 for the Point
of Beginning; FROM said
Point of Beginning run
North 89 degrees 39 min-
utes 49 seconds East for
350.18 feet to a found one
half inch iron rod and cap
No. 1999; thence South 04
degrees 57 minutes 23
seconds East for 150.07
feet to a found one half
inch iron rod (no identifica-
tion); thence South 89 de-,
grees 48 minutes 25 sec-
onds West for 133.97 feet;
thence North 00 degrees
11 minutes 35 seconds
West for a distance of
139.25 feet; thence South
89 degrees 39 minutes 49
seconds West for a dis-
tance of 227.74 feet to a
point lying on said Easterly
right of way line of State
Road 30; point lying on a
curve concave to the West-
erly; thence Northwesterly
along said right of way line
and curve with a radius of
5769.78 feet, through cen-
tral angle of 00 degrees 05
minutes 59 seconds, for an
arc distance of 10.04 feet
(chord of said arc being
North 05 degrees 32 min-
utes 35 seconds West,
10.04 feet) to the Point of
Beginning.

The successful bidder at
the sale will be required to
place requisite state docu-
mentary stamps on the
Certificate of Title.

Date this 4th day of March,
2008.


1100
HON. REBECCA L. NOR-
RIS
CLERK OF COURT
/s/B.A. Baxter
Clerk/Deputy Clerk

Publish March 20 & 27,
2008



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

CASE NO. 07-403CA
DIVISION

US BANK NATIONAL AS-
SOCIATION AS TRUSTEE
FOR JPM ALT 2006-S2,
Plaintiff,
vs.
LUANN M. QUARANTA, et
al,
Defendant(s).

NOTICE OF FORECLO-
SURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY
GIVEN pursuant to a Final
Judgment of Mortgage
Foreclosure date March
04, 2008 and entered in
Case No. 07-403CA of the
Circuit Court of the FOUR-
TEENTH Judicial Circuit in
and for GULF County, Flor-
ida wherein US BANK NA-
TIONAL ASSOCIATION AS
TRUSTEE FOR JPM ALT
2006-S2, is the Plaintiff
and LUANN M. QUAR-
ANTA; ALSO KNOWN AS
WILLIAM C. QUARANTA;
CAPITAL CITY BANK; are
the Defendants, I will sell
to the highest and best
bidder for cash at LOBBY
OF THE GULF COUNTY
COURTHOUSE at 11:00
AM, on the 7th day of
April, 2008, the following
described property as set
forth in said Final Judg-
ment:

LOT TWENTY-SIX (26),
BLOCK ONE HUNDRED
THIRTY (130), UNIT NUM-
BER TWELVE (12), OF
THE ST. JOSEPH'S ADDI-
TION TO THE CITY OF
PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA,
ACCORDING TO THE
PLAT THEREOF RE-
CORDED APRIL 13, 1982
IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE
27 OF THE PUBLIC REC-
ORDS OF GULF COUNTY
FLORIDA.
A/K/A 2005 MARVIN AVE-
NUE, PORT SAINT JOE,
FL 324560000

Any person claiming an in-
terest.in the surplus from
the sale, if any, other than
the property owner as of
the date of the Lis Pend-
ens must file a claim within
sixty (60) days after the
sale.

WITNESS MY HAND and
the seal of this Court on
March 5, 2008.

Rebecca L. Norris,
Clerk of the Circuit Court

/s/Jasmine smith
Deputy Clerk

'Publish March 20 & 27,
2008



JOB NOTICE

The Gulf County Clerks Of-
fice will be accepting ap-
plications for a Deputy
Clerk for Board of County
Commission Records.
Minimum qualifications in-
clude a high school di-
ploma and applicant must
have excellent communi-
cation, secretarial, organi-
zational, computer, and
grammar skills. Applicants
must also be flexible to
work after hours to attend
meetings, etc. Applications
may be picked up and
-submitted at the Clerks Of-
fice, Gulf County Court-
house, 1000 Cecil G.
Costin, Sr. Blvd., Room
148, Port St. Joe, FL
32456, Monday through
Friday, 9:00 a.m. until 5:00
p.m., E.T. Completed ap-
plications will be received
until Wednesday, April 2,
2008 at 5:00 p.m., E.T.
The Gulf County Clerks Of-
fice enforces a Drug-Free
Workplace Policy and is
an Equal Opportunity/Af-
firmative Action
Employer.

REBECCA L. NORRIS
CLERK OF COURT

Ad# 2008-36
Publish March 27, 2008



NOTICE OF INTENT TO
APPLY FOR FEDERAL
ASSISTANCE

The City of Port St. Joe,
Florida is complying with
requirements of 7CFR
1780.19(a) by publishing
this notice of intent to ap-
ply for a Wastewater
Loan/Grant from the U. S.
Department of Agriculture,
Rural Utilities Service.

This project will consist of
upgrades to'the existing
wastewater treatment plant
as well as the construction
of a new headworks facility
and land application sys-
tem. This project serves
the City of Port St. Joe,


S 1100
Gulf County, Florida.

CITY OF PORT ST. JOE
Melvin C. Magidson, Jr.,
Mayor-Commissioner

If you have any questions,
please call Charles Wes-
ton, City Manager, at (850)
229-8261.

Publish March 27 &April 3,
2008


STATE OF FLORIDA
DEPARTMENT OF COM-
MUNITYAFFAIRS NOTICE
OF INTENT TO FIND
THE
GULF COUNTY
COMPREHENSIVE PLAN
AMENDMENT NOT IN
COMPLIANCE
DOCKET NO.
07-AHDB1-NOI-2301-(A)
-(N)

The Department
gives notice of its intent to
find the Amendment(s) to
the Comprehensive Plan
for Gulf County, adopted
by Ordinance No(s).
2007-13 on August 28,
2007, NOT IN COMPLI-
ANCE, pursuant to Sec-
tions 163.3184, 163.3187
and 163.3189, F.S.

The adopted Gulf
County Comprehensive
Plan, the Department's Ob-
jections, Recommenda-
tions, and Comments Re-
port, (if any), and the
Departments Statement of
Intent to Find the Compre-
hensive Plan Not In Com-
pliance will be available for
public inspection Monday
through Friday, except for
legal holidays, during nor-
mal business hours, at the
Gulf County BOCC Admin-
istration Building, 1000
Cecil G. Costin Sr., Boule-
vard, Room 3, Port St. Joe,
Florida 32456.

This Notice of Intent and
the Statement of Jntent for
the Comprehensive Plan
found Not In Compliance
will be forwarded by peti-
tion to the Division' of Ad-
ministrative Hearings
(DOAH) of the Department
of Management Services
for the scheduling of an
Administrative Hearing
pursuant to Sections
120.569 and 120.57, F.S.
The purpose of the ad-
ministrative hearing will be
to present evidence and
testimony on the noncom-
pliance issues alleged by
the Department in its Ob-
jections, Recommenda-
tions, ard Comments Re-
port and Statement of In-
tent in order to secure a
recommended order for
forwarding to Administra-
tion Commission.

Affected persons
may petition to intervene in
this proceeding. A petition
for intervention must be
filed at least twenty (20)
days before the final hear-
ing and must include all of
the information and con-
tents described in Uniform
Rule 28-106.205, F.A.C.
Pursuant to 163.3184(10),
F.S., no new issues may
be alleged as a reason to
find a plan not in compli-
ance in a petition to inter-
vene filed more than
twenty one (21) days after
publication of this notice
unless the petitioner estab-
lishes good cause for not
alleging such new issues
within the twenty one (21)
day time period. The peti-
tion for intervention shall
be filed at DOAH, 1230 Ap-
alachee Parkway, Talla-
hassee, Florida
32399-3060, and a copy
mailed or delivered to the
local government and the
Department. Failure to pe-
tition to intervene' within
the allowed time frame
constitutes a waiver of any
right such a person has to
request a hearing pursuant
to Sections 120.569 and
120.57, F.S., or to partici-
pate in the administrative
hearing.

After an administrative
hearing petition is timely
filed, mediation is available
pursuant to
163.3189(3)(a), F.S., to
any affected person who is
made a party to the pro-
ceeding by filing that re-
quest with the administra-
tive law judge assigned by
the Division of Adminis-
trative Hearings. The
choice of mediation shall
not affect a party's right to
an administrative hear-
ing.



Mike McDaniel, Chief
Office of Community Plan-
ning
Department of Community
Affairs
2555 Shumard Oak Boule-
vard
Tallahassee, Florida
32399-2100

Publish March 27, 2008


1100
NOTICE OF SALE
Storage Units #13 & Unit
#1, Susan Rester, Unit#
11 Barbara McPeek, Unit
# 35 Rhonda Braswell,
Units #23 & 26 David and
Charmane Edwards will be
opened and merchandise
removed or sold at 8:30
a.m. April 5, 2008 if pay-
ments are not brought up
to date.
Second Street & Osceola,
Wewahitchka, FL 32465.



STATE OF FLORIDA
DEPARTMENT OF ENVI-
RONMENTAL PROTEC-
TION
NOTICE OF APPLICA-
TION

The Department an-
nounces receipt of an ap-
plication for permit from
FDEP Northwest District
Ecosystem, Restoration
Section, File No.:
03-0286262-001-DF, to
perform submerged
aquatic vegetation (SAV)
restoration using material
salvaged from approved
marine construction activ-
ities. The material is to be
planted in the following
areas: 1. St. Andrew Bay
Aquatic Preserve, an Out-
standing Florida Water,
Class III Waters of the
State, in Bay County, 2. St.
Joseph Bay Aquatic Pre-
serve, an Outstanding
Florida Water, Class III
Waters of the State, in Gulf
County, 3. Apalachicola
Bay Aquatic Preserve, an
Outstanding Florida Water,
Class III Waters of the
State, in Franklin County,
4. Alligator Harbor Aquatic
Preserve, an Outstanding
Florida Water, Class III
Waters of the State, in
Franklin County, and Big
Bend Seagrasses Aquatic
Preserve, an Outstanding
Florida Water, Class III
Waters of the State, in
Franklin and Jefferson
Counties.

Publish March 27, 2008


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



3150
WANTED
used wooden kitchen
cabinets, good condition,
reasonable. 639-2177



3180
Brand New Computer
Bad or NO Credit No
Problem. Brand name
laptops and desktops.
Smallest weekly payments
avail. Its Yours Now Call
1-800-961-7754



3220




Leather furniture, high
quality, sofa, love seat,
chair, and ottoman. $1200.
850-340-1072




WANTED
Looking for quality used
furniture. Call Lisa @
227-4168



3230

Garage Sale!
245 Nanook
Mexico Beach
FRI. & SAT. Mar 28 & 29,
8am 3pm CST
Tools, furniture, household
items, 2002 Yamaha
Motorcyles & Much More.
Something for Everyone!

Large Furniture
Sale
Saturday April 5. 8a-1p
401 Reid Ave.
Pt. St. Joe
Office Desk, Chairs, filing
cabinets, washer/dryer,
conference tables and
more


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221 Sat288a Healthcare/Pharmacy Driver Trainees $2533 Mo., Negotiable for rm w/W& D. $850mo.Call ba brick home, irrigation Oak Grove Sub-lola St
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FWC Division Of Law Enforcement Report


March 7 13, 2008
This report repre-
sents some events the
Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission
(FWC) handled over the
past week; however, it does
not include all actions
taken by the Division of
Law Enforcement.

NORTHWEST REGION
SANTA ROSA COUNTY
On March 8, Officer
David Jernigan responded
to a vessel accident on the
Escambia River. Initial
reports indicated that a lone
occupant was ejected from
a small vessel and rescuers
were searching for the vic-
tim. Upon arrival, Officer
Jernigan learned the male
operator was ejected from
a 14-foot aluminum vessel
as he made a quick tight
turn. His wife, who was on-
shore, observed him being
ejected and did not see him
re-surface. Initial respond-
ers were able to locate and
rescue the vessel operator.
The boater was transported
to Jay Hospital and treated
for minor bruises on his
hip and hypothermia from
bbing submerged in the
cold water. He was released
,later that day. Investigator
Shelby Williams responded
due to the initial reports
of a possible fatality and is
investigating the accident.
On March 7, Officer
David Jernigan and Gary
Ridaught were on patrol in
the east Milton area when
Officer Jernigan received a
phone call from an acquain-
tance regarding a possi-


ble domestic dispute at a
neighbor's home. Officer
Jernigan drove by the home
and recognized a suspect
in a methamphetamine
manufacturing case stand-
ing in front of the home.
Officer Jernigan contacted
the Santa Rosa County
Sheriff's Office and passed
the information to their
narcotics unit. Sheriff's
deputies responded to
the home and ended up
arresting the owner of the
home for trafficking meth-
amphetamines, possession
of narcotic equipment with
the intent to manufacture,
and possession of listed
chemicals with intent to
manufacture controlled
substances.
On March 9, Officer
Gary Ridaught and Lt.
Dan Hahr were on patrol
in Perdido River Wildlife
Management Area when
they observed a group of
subjects around a camp
fire at Sand Landing. The
officers quickly determined
that they were all drinking
beer. Possession of alco-
holic beverages is prohibit-
ed in the management area.
While checking the vehicles,
Lt. Hahr noticed the odor
of cannabis and discovered
three marijuana roaches
and a small amount of can-
nabis in the cab of the
truck. The owner of the
truck admitted to possess-
ing the contraband, and
Officer Ridaught issued her
a Notice to Appear for pos-
session of cannabis and
drug paraphernalia.
On March 10, Officers


Steve Hoomes and David
Jernigan were patrolling
the Blackwater River when
they observed two individ-
uals fishing under the I-10
overpass. As the. officers
were motoring toward the
fishermen to check their
licenses, the subjects went
to the top of the overpass
and one of them appeared
to be hiding something.
The officers reached the
subjects and located a bag-
gie of cannabis and a pipe
under a cardboard box at
the top of the overpass.
Officer Hoomes issued the
subject a Notice to Appear
for possession of cannabis
and drug paraphernalia.

Bay County
Officers Dennis Palmer
and Mike Nobles worked
a large section of property
that has been experienc-
ing trespass and littering
problems. The owner con-
tinuously posts no tres-
passing signs and digs
ditches across his prop-
erty's entrance roads, but
the locals tear down the
signs and make new roads.
While conducting surveil-
lance at one of the posted
entrance points, a Jeep
pulled off the roadway,
ran over a no trespass-
ing sign and laughter was
heard as the truck drove
away. Before the officers
could stop the vehicle, they
observed numerous empty
water bottles being thrown
out. Citations were issued
for littering and destruc-
tion of the sign. Later
they watched as a truck


backed onto the property
and began unloading car
engine parts and bicycle
frames. Citations were
issued for littering and
trespass. After this, anoth-
er truck was stopped and
a passenger was found to
have less than 20 grams
of cannabis and a pipe in
his front pocket. Citations
were issued for the canna-
bis and trespass.
Officer Joe Chambers
checked a bank fisher who
was extremely nervous.
Acting as if nothing was
wrong, Officer Chambers
left the area and ran a
check to find the fisher
was a convicted felon with
an extensive criminal his-
tory and a suspended driv-
er's license. Upon leav-
ing Officer Chambers con-
ducted a traffic stop and
issued the fisher a citation
for driving with a suspend-
ed driver's license and for
fishing with no license.
K-9 Officer Mike Guy
and K-9 Jake responded to
a request from the Gadsden
County Sheriff's Office in
reference to- locating sev-
eral firearms that were
used in a home invasion
the previous night. The
suspects had been tracked
the previous night by a K-9
from the Department of
Corrections and currently
the suspects were in cus-
tody. K-9 Jake followed
the same track taken the
previous night and shortly
located the weapons that
had been discarded by the
fleeing suspects.
Officer Joe Chambers
was checking fishers at
Cook Bayou when he noted
the smell of burnt canna-
bis coming from a vehicle
whose windows were down.
No one was in the vehicle,
but in plain view was a
partially burnt joint in the


vehicle's ashtray. Officer The appropriate citations
Chambers located two fish- were issued. Eight bags
ers associated with the of oysters were returned to:
vehicle and they admitted Apalachicola Bay.
to having just smoked the
joint before beginning to Franklin County
fish. A baggie of cannabis On March 5 and 6, a
was also produced from commercial oyster harvest-
the front pocket of one of ing detail was conducted
the fishers. Citations were in Apalachicola Bay. The
issued. detail was organized by
Officer Don Walker. It con-.
GULF COUNTY sisted of 17 officers from
An undercover investi- Franklin, Gulf, Bay and
gator observed a local man Liberty Counties working
selling oysters out of the the areas of Cat Point, East
back of his pickup truck. Hole and Dry Bar. A total
Officer Tony Lee arrived to of 88 vessels were board-
assist in the investigation. ed with 152 commercial
It was discovered the man harvesters being inspected.
was selling uncertified oys- The officers issued 92 writ-
ters and failed to possess ten warnings and 13 cita-
a saltwater retail license. tions during the detail.



GULF COURIIY


SHERIFF'S REPORT


The Gulf County
Sheriff's Office will be
conducting vehicle safe-
ty checkpoints and DUI
check points during the
month of March 2008. The
check points will be held
throughout the county to
include Highway 98 near
St. Joe Beach, Highway
98 and Garrison Ave,
C-30 Simmons Bayou,
Highway 71 North of White
City, Highway 22 and
Highway 22A, Highway
71 and Westarm Creek,
Highway 71 Dalkieth Area
and Highway 71 near the
Calhoun County Line
On 03/17 Sarah
Chastin Stoker, 27, was
arrested on a violation of
probation warrant.
On 03/18 Kevin P
Quaranta, 18, was arrested
on a Franklin County war-
rant for battery, Quaranta


turned him self in and was
released on a conditional
release.
On 03/19 escaped.
inmate Robert Richard
Wall was returned to the -
Gulf County Detention cen-
ter and arrested on charges
of escape, grand theft auto,
grand theft and failure to
appear.
On 03/19 deputies
responded to an apartment
complex in Wewahitcha
concerning complaints of.
a drunk man knocking on
doors, Geoffery A. Hodges ,-
40, was arrested for disor,-
derly intoxication.-
On 03/20 Patricia Ann
Newman, 40, was arrested-
on two warrants for failure
to appear.
On 03/22 James -
Edward Watford III, 28,
was arrested for DUI.


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Gulf County participates in 4-H Blitz


Local youth joined
other 4-H'ers from sur-
rounding counties at
the Distrtic III 4-H Blitz,
held Saturday March 1
at the Northwest District
Research Center in Quincy,
Fla.
Junior and interme-
diate 4-Her's, those ages
8-13, participated in
hands-on workshops to


learn more about the pro-
grams 4-H offers to Senior
members, those ages
14-18. Gulf County's 4-H
Council members taught
the arts and crafts work-
shop. Each participant
designed their own clay
flower pot with the 4-H
clover and the symbols
from the 4-H Pledge: head,
heart, hands and health.


Sara Shepherd, Gulf
County 4-H Extension
Agent said, "This event
shows the younger 4-H
members about activities
that they can do only as
seniors, such as legisla-
ture. It's also an example
of how 4-H activities pro-
vide life skills develop-
ment such as socialization
and teaching."


Other topics includ- on mock laws just like a
ed healthy lifestyle, team real government.
building, public speaking Founded in 1902, 4-H
and 4-H legislature. "Leg", works with more than
as it's called, is a week 220,000 rural, suburban
long event where Senior and urban youth ages 5-18
4-Her's from around the in Florida and is active
state participate as repre- in all 67 counties, and
sentatives, senators, lob- with the Seminole tribes.
byists and news reporters. All programs are open to
4-Her's get to use State all persons regardless of
Capitol buildings and vote race, color, age, gender,


sexual orientation, handi-.
cap or national origin. For
more information about
Gulf County 4-H activi-
ties please visit our Web
site http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu -
and for more information
about Florida 4-H, visit
www.florida4h.org.


Gulf County Council members Alicia Jones (left) and Alicia Allison (right) help demon-
strate the lifeskills fitness game


Gulf's workshop, design-a-pot, was just one hands-on activity at the Blitz.


"Gulf County's 4-H Livestock Judging Teams Shine Bright"


At their toughest com-
petition yet, Gulf County's
4-H Livestock Judging
teams won top honors
at the 64th West Florida
Livestock Show judg-
idg competition March 5.
Gulf's 4-H youth compet-
el against 60 other live--
stock judging teams from
Gadsden, Jefferson and
other surrounding coun-
ties.
"I am so proud of our
livestock judging teams,"
said Sara Shepherd,
Gulf's new 4-H Extension
Agent. "They have worked
very hard at practices and
it shows."
At this livestock judg-
irig competition, the par-
ticipants were challenged
with two market swine
classes and two market
steer classes.
Gulf's teams and indi-
viduals placed as follows:


Junior Category
(ages 8-10)
1st Place Junior
Team Gulf Jr. Team #1.
Members of this team
were Shawn Elia, Victoria
Lanter and Joshua Odom.
These young competi-
tors, while being "green,"
showed their natural tal-
ent with a combined score
of 386.
4th Place Junior
Team Gulf Jr. Team #2.
Members of this team
were Robin Outlaw, Jacob
Gibbs and Cassidy Odom.
1st Place Individual -
Joshua Odom. This was
Joshua's first livestock
judging competition.
3rd Place Individual
- Victoria Lanter. This
was also Victoria's first
livestock judging competi-
tion.
4th Place Individual -
Robin Outlaw


Intermediate Category
(ages 11-13)
2nd Place Intermediate
Team Gulf Int. Team #3.
Members of this team were
Shaquille Scott, Trisha
Davidson and Raheem
Wright. Their combined
score was 357.
3rd Place Intermediate
Team Gulf Int. Team #1.
Members of this team were
Theryl Brown, David Russ
and Megan McMillian.
Their combined score was
352.
2nd Place Individual -
Raheem Wright
3rd Place Individual -
Theryl Brown
5th Place Individual -
Shaquille Scott

Senior Category (ages
14-18)
3rd Place Senior
Team Gulf Sr. Team #1.
Members of this team were
Alicia Allison, Tony Ella


Equine Clinic at Wewa


The Gulf County
Extension Office will be
hosting an Equine Clinic
on Tuesday, April 1,
2008 at 6:00pm CT at
Michael Traylor Arena
at T.L. James Park in
Wewahitchka.
Guest speakers will be


Dr. Ed Johnson, Associate
Professor/Equine
Specialist with the Animal
Science Division of the
University of Florida and
Equine Dentist, Rodney
"Boomer" Rowells ofOcala.
Lecture topics will include:
Equine Management and


Teeth Floating. Lectures
followed by discussion
session. Live horse evalu-
ations after discussions.
Refreshments will be
served afterwards. For
further information call
639-3200 or 229-2909.


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The Gulf County Tourist Development


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and Jacob Jones. Their
combined score was 455.
5th Place Senior
Team Gulf Sr. Team #2.
Members of this team were
Quentin Carter, Jamaree
Hunter and Alicia Jones.
Their combined score was
372.
5th Place Individual -


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While the hot season
for livestock judging ended
with this competition, the
teams will still be practic-
ing in preparation for the
North Florida Fair contest
in November.
If you are interested in
joining the livestock judg-


ing teams or would like to'
join general 4-H, call the
University of Florida/IFAS,
Gulf County Extension-
Office at 639-3200-,
229-2909 or email Sara-
Shepherd at shepherds@_
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