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City News 6A


Obituaries 4B


Harvest Time


.... L 3 A R
YOUR HOMETOWN NEWSPAPER FOR OVER 69 YEARS
70th Year, Number 24 Port St. Joe, FL 2 Sections 26 Pages


April 3, 2008





Sandy Days Ahead for Cape


By Marie Logan
Star Staff Writer

Crews began pumping sand onto the Gulf side coastline of St.
Joseph Peninsula early last week, to the delight of Peninsula property
owners.
The dredge Bayport arrived off the peninsula early on March 24
in unseasonably cold weather, high winds and high seas. Crews began
pumping T'esday morning, March 25 in much calmer conditions.
The beach renourishment operation will continue around the
clock for the next six months or so, working its way down the coastline
of St. Joseph Peninsula from the northernmost point of the peninsula
southward to Cape San Blas.
The idea of the re-nourishment project began with a meeting in
July 2005 and in less than three years sand is being pumped onto the
beach.
"In any community that would be considered a hugely successful
track record for a beach project," Pickett said. "In a community as
small as ours, it's nothing short of spectacular."


County

Commission

Looks at

Upcoming

Budget Options

By Marie Logan
Star Staff Writer

In a special meeting called
Tuesday by the Gulf County
Board of County Commissioners,
county administrator Don Butler
presented what he called a "facts
of life" update on the upcoming
fiscal year.
Butler gave the commission-
ers three options for deciding
the direction of the fiscal year
2008-09 county budget:
With a simple majority vote
(3-2) by commissioners, the maxi-
mum rate that can be levied is the
roll-back rate plus adjustment for
growth in per capita Florida per-
sonal income.
The roll-back rate is that
millage level which will bring in
the same amount of ad valorem
tax revenue as the current fiscal
year.
With a super majority vote
(4-1), 110 percent of the roll back
rate plus the adjustment can be
levied.
With a unanimous vote, the
millage rate can go as high as 10.
If approved by referendum, only a
simple majority is needed.
Last year, for the 2007-08
county budget, the millage rate
was set at 4.6.
According to Butler, the bud-
get starts with $9.5 million in
(See COUNTY on Page 8A)


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District Earns

Technology


Grant
By Tim Croft
Star News Editor

Gulf District Schools recently
took a giant leap into cyberspace.
The district was recently noti-
fied that it will receive a $750,000
technology grant in federal dol-
lars passed through the state as
part of the Enhanced Education
Through Technology (EETT) pro-
gram.
Gulf District Schools were
one of just 11 districts in the state
to receive a grant and was the
smallest district to earn the grant
dollars.
"It is a competitive grant and
everybody has a right to it," said
Sara Joe Wooten, supervisor for
curriculum in the district. "We are
very fortunate to have gotten this
grant for technology, especially
with what is happening to budgets
these days."
On the surface, the district
will make a haul on equipment
alone.
The grant will fund:
200 laptops;
16 smart boards;
16 LCD projectors;
2 digital microscopes;
2 servers, one for each high
school in the county;
16 digital cameras;
16 video cameras:
50 versions of Adobe
Acrobat Reader software.
But the grant goes well beyond
equipment to instructing teachers

(See GRANT on Page 8A)


Gulf County Foreclosures Skyrocketing


By Marie Logan
Star Staff Writer

Gulf County knows exactly
how the nationwide mortgage
crisis feels. It has hit home, hit
hard, and it hurts.
According to public records
obtained from the Gulf County
Clerk of Courts office, foreclosures
filed in Gulf County have increased
almost 467 percent (466.66
percent) from 2006 through
2007.
And in just the first three
months of 2008, the increase is
even larger.
According to the documents,
there were nine foreclosures filed
from Jan. 1 through Dec. 31,
2006 in Gulf County.
The same 12-month period
in 2007 saw 51 foreclosures filed
county-wide.
From Jan. 1 through March
27 of this year, there were already


61 foreclosures filed on the
books.
The figures for Bay County,
percentage-wise, are not as bad.
According to public records
from the Bay County Clerk of
Courts, foreclosures filed rose
from 613 in 2006 to 1,090 in
2007 (77.8 percent), and were
already at 507 for the first three
months of 2008.
The number of foreclosures
filed just in Mexico Beach was not
available.
Gulf County foreclosure filing
records showed two local banks
with one foreclosure filing each in
2006.
For 2007, local banks were
noted as originators on nine
foreclosure filings.
In the first quarter of 2008,
that number had jumped to 16,
according to the filings with the
Clerk's office.
However, that does not include


the loans that each local bank
may have bundled and sold into
the secondary mortgage market.
"We keep very, very, very few
loans in-house," Jerry Gaskin,
president of Vision Bank, said.
"We usually sell them immediately,
within 10 days."
Although some in the real
estate industry, particularly those
who track foreclosures nationwide,
say there is. great discrepancy
in the reporting techniques of
the largest foreclosure data
gatherers, it is apparent from all
reports that foreclosure filings
and foreclosures nationwide are
increasing at alarming rates.
Florida remains in the top 10
states for number of foreclosures,
no matter which set of data is
used.
According to RealtyTrac
(realtytrac.com), one of the nation's
largest and most comprehensive
national databases of foreclosure


and bank-owned properties,
foreclosures nationwide increased
nearly 60 percent between
February 2008 and 2007.
RealtyTrac's February 2008
U.S. Foreclosure Market Report
shows foreclosure filings (default
notices, auction sale notices
and bank repossessions) were
reported on 223,651 properties
nationwide. One in every 557
U.S. households also received
a foreclosure filing during the
month of February, according to
the report.
Even though the report
showed a four percent decrease
in foreclosures from January
to February of this year, that
decrease was similar to the
six percent monthly decrease
seen from January to February
2007, according to James J.
Saccacio, chief executive officer of
RealtyTrac.
"However, the year-over-


year increase of 60 percent this
February was significantly higher
than the 19 percent year-over-
year increase in February 2007,
indicating we have still not reached
the peak of foreclosure activity in
this cycle," Saccacio stated.
The report listed Florida as
the state with the third-highest
foreclosure rate in the nation, just
behind number two California
and number one Nevada.
Both Florida and California's
foreclosure rates were more
than twice the national average.
Nevada's rate was more than
three times the national average.
The remaining top ten states for
highest foreclosure rates were,
in descending order, Arizona,
Colorado, Michigan, Ohio,
Georgia, Indiana and Tennessee,
according to the RealtyTrac
report.


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By Despina Williams
Star Staff Writer
At 10 a.m. on the
morning of March 22,
the women of New Life
Christian Center gathered
together to pray.
Inside their Port St.
Joe church, the women
asked God to bless their 11


Race,

a.m. fellowship service and
strengthen them for the
work ahead.
Across the bridge, the
women of the Highland
View Assembly of God
offered a similar prayer.
They repeated their
pastor's "5 P's" ("Prepare
yourself to prevent poor
performance"), and readied
themselves for their trip to
Port St. Joe.
On an otherwise quiet
morning, women of different
races and backgrounds
remained mindful of their
revolutionary purpose.
In communities where
racially diverse churches

(Left) Marilyn Broome of
the Highland View Assembly
of God spoke of women's
roles in today's ministry.


Despina Williams/The Star
An interpretive dance highlighted the March 22 service.


Serving One God


are the exception, rather
than the rule, uniting under
one church marked a
groundbreaking moment in
the history of Gulf County
race relations.
Delegations of white
parishioners from Highland
View and Port St. Joe
joined the largely African-
American congregation of
New Life Christian Center
for a day of worship and
fellowship.
Those who rose to
the pulpit stressed the
common bond of faith that
united them all.
"Today we want to join
together from different
locations, but all from one
church the church of
the Living God," said New
Life parishioner Dianna
Harrison, in her welcoming
address.
A non-denominational
church located at 504 6"'
Street in Port St. Joe, New
Life is one of the more
racially diverse churches
in the city, with some 180
regular Sunday attendees.
In founding the church
10 years ago, Johnny
Jenkins sought to "break
down racial barriers,"
according to his wife,
Shirley, the Gulf County
tax collector and leader
of the church's women's
program.
"That was one thing
God put in his heart and
God's trying to do it," she
said.
The seed for the
fellowship meeting was
planted, oddly enough, in
the tax collector's office.
Office employee
Betty Hardin approached
Jenkins to speak to her
Highland View Assembly
of God women's group in
January.
After a successful
meeting, the churches
decided to reconvene in


Despina Williams/The Star
Female parishioners from area churches worshipped with parishioners from New Life
Christian Center in Port St. Joe during a March 22 fellowship service.


March, and extend the
invitation to women from
other area churches.
Speaking on behalf of
Highland View Assembly


vessel in the ministry today
in the working of God's
kingdom?"
Noting the subservient
position of women in


Despina Williams/The Star
The service brought together women of different races
and Christian faiths.


of God, Marilyn Broome
framed her remarks
around the question: "Do
you see yourself as a useful


Biblical times, Broome said
she offered not a message
of women's liberation, but
"liberation based on the


blood of Jesus Christ."
Exploring the definition
of the word "potential," as
"existing in possibility,"
Broome evoked the Virgin
Mary and Mary Magdalene,
who represent the two poles
of Biblical women.
Broome likened the
Virgin Mary to a young girl
giddy with the thought of
her upcoming marriage,
when God interrupted her
plans.
"God said, 'This is the
little virgin lady who has the
potential to bear my son,
who became your savior,'"
said Broome.
In one of several uses of
pregnancy imagery, Broome
urged women to take an
active role in the ministry
by becoming "pregnant
with God's will."
Referencing the
checkered past of Mary
(See FELLOWSHIP on Page
6A)


This fun-filled event features a Friday night preview party, art for sale and

auction, a classic car show, student art competitions and performances, live

music, children's art projects, a restaurant tasting, hors d'oeuvres, cash bars,

prize drawings for a golf cart, flat screen TV

1 and laptop computer, and much more!

SVenues for 2008 are Port St. Joe's

historic Centenfiial Building and

new Jetty Park. For additional

_____. __ ~event and lodging information,

visit www.atasteofthecoast.com.


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This event funded in part by the Gulf County Tourism Development Council
and Mexico Beach Community Development Council.


Also sponsored by: Mainstay Suites,
the El Governor Motel, St. Joe Compa
the Port St. Joe Lions Club, and the
Norris D. Langston Foundation.


Tickets to the Preview Party are $10 and The Main Event $30, tickets can be purchased at door.
Admission free to Art by the Bay. Tickets can be purchased at the following locations: Superior Bank of
Port St Joe, Sunset Coastal Grill, Bayside Savings Bank of Port St. Joe and Mexico Beach, Mexico Beach
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By Marie Logan
Star Staff Writer

When the Port St. Joe
SaltAir Farmers' Market
opens April 5, it will official-
ly be open three hours on
two Saturdays per month.
But- its effects are set to
last around the clock.
The market will be
open the first and third
Saturdays of every month,
April through November
and will operate rain or
shine, according to market
board directors.
But it is the long-term
goals and extensive commu-
nity involvement planned
through the Port St. Joe
SaltAir Farmers' Market
that is just as exciting as
the simple fact of a true
farmers' market coming to
town.
Amber Davis is the
founder and president of
the market, which is now
officially a 501(c)(3) non-
profit organization.
Other board mem-
bers include Jodi Perez
(chef/owner of Provisions),
Sandra Chafin (direc-
tor of the Gulf County
Chamber of Commerce),
Dr. Jennifer Taylor (coor-
dinator for the Florida
Agricultural and Mechanical
University (FAMU)/
College of Engineering
Sciences, Technology and
Agricultural Statewide
Small Farm Programs), and
Kim Harrison (president of
the Gulf Alliance for Local
Arts).
"We have two key
focuses for community
involvement," Davis said,
in describing the board's
plans for long-term com-
mitment to the area.
One focus is working
with the county school sys-
tem while the other is a
commitment to the area's
elderly and low income resi-
dents.
Access to the market


and finances are two issues
related to the second focus,
Davis said.
"Through ARC/Gulf
Transportation we are
working to possibly provide
transportation for the coun-
ty's elderly and low income
residents to the market on
a regular basis," said Davis,
adding that the board was
running numbers to see
what actual costs would be.
"We are very committed
to this, especially in light of
the economic impact both
chronic diseases and pre-
ventative care have on our
health care system."
Davis said she wanted
to help the elderly return to
the type of food they grew
up eating: fresh, natural,
healthy.
She is also workingto set
up, in Gulf County, the U.S.
Department of Agriculture
(USDA) program, through
the Department of Elder
Affairs (DEA), that provides
vouchers for seniors to use
specifically at a farmers'
market.
The program is already
up and running in seven
Florida counties, includ-
ing Bay, Leon and Alachua,
according to Davis, but,
like many government pro-
grams, is suffering from
funding problems.
She said she was work-
ing with the DEA to see
about funding the program
in Gulf County.
"By doing this, our
seniors can eat healthy and
still afford to buy their med-
icine," Davis said, alluding


to the choice so many senior
citizens must routinely
make whether to buy food
or medicines, because they
cannot afford both.
She is working to get all
the farmers who participate
in the Port St. Joe SaltAir
Farmers' Market accredited
and willing to accept the
vouchers.
"Gulf County is rated
as one of the worst counties
in the state for the amount
of servings per day of fresh
produce consumed," Davis
said to emphasize the need
for fresh food on a regular
basis for the county's elder-
ly and low income families.
The farmer's market
is also working with Gulf
County Schools and the
school lunch program to
allow the schools to pur-
chase directly from the
farmers.
"There is a clear dis-
connect, especially with
children, on where their
food comes from." Davis
explained. "This generation
especially has been severed
from that component of our
society.
"We are trying to reverse
the way people think about
their food and their rela-
tionships with the things
they eat. We are so detached
from the concept of where
our food comes from."
Davis said Taylor, as
a board member and con-
sultant for small farm pro-
grams, was working on
grants to bring in FAMU
graduate students to work
with the county health


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


department to teach school
children about growing
food and the actual origins
of food.
"We want to reconnect
the children with their food
sources in hopes of chang-
ing the way they think about
snacks," Davis said. "We
want them to learn that it
does not all really come
from cans."
The program with the
schools will also allow for
field trips to area farms, and
teleconferencing between
Gulf students in the class-
rooms and professors at
FAMU.
The market board is
also working to establish
a direct purchase relation-
ship between local restau-
rants and organizations like
GeriCare in St. Joe Beach,
to enable them to purchase
directly from the farmers.
"This will reconnect
seniors with their lifestyle,
the entire community gets


to eat fresh food, and it
will increase the demand
for the farmers' products,"
Davis enumerated. "We're
just trying to see how to do
it effectively."
Eventually, the website
for the Port St. Joe SaltAir
Farmers Market will allow
for e-commerce, enabling
customers to reserve pro-
duce in advance of the mar-
ket, and simply drop by to
pay for, their, products and
pick them up.
This will allow people
who can not arrive at the
market early to be assured
of getting what they want,
Davis explained.
According to Davis, the


summation of the market's
business plan really says it
all: reconnecting with food,
family, friends, community.
"I had always planned,
always seen myself work-
ing for an NGO (non-gov-
ernmental organization)
in developing countries,"
Davis mused. "I came back
home to Port St. Joe to save
some money for my mas-
ter's degree work. Little did
I realize we're a developing
county.
"And there are so many
ties, relationships, heart-.
strings here."
Then she laughed. "I
never saw the ag thing com-
ing at me."


WHAT: SaltAir Farmers' Market

WHEN: 1st and 3rd Saturdays,
April-November 2008
9 a.m.-noon E.T., rain or shine

WHERE: Corner of Hwy 71 and Reid
Avenue, Port St. Joe


Crescent Moon


Organic CSA

Crescent Moon Organic Farm in Sopchoppy will be
providing fresh, seasonal, organic produce to the
Port St. Joe community through a CSA, or Community
Supported Agriculture subscription program.

For $100 for five weeks, members' selections will
include an assortment of fresh gourmet produce, for
example: spinach, mustard greens, several varieties
of heirloom lettuces, leeks, kale, radishes, Brussel
sprouts, beets, cabbage, collard greens, chard, pur-
ple and white onions, green garlic and fruit in season.

Crescent Moon Organic CSA members will receive a
weekly delivery of whatever is fresh and seasonal from
the farm.

Membership includes easy weekly pick-up at the
Port St. Joe SaltAir Farmers' Market site, including
Saturdays when the market is not operating. Pick-up
times are the same as the regular market: 9 a.m.-12
noon E.T.

To join the Crescent Moon Organic CSA, con-
tact Amber Davis at 850-541-3981 or Amber@
SaltAirMarket.com.

A CSA is a way for the food-buying public to create a
relationship with a local farm and to receive a weekly
basket of produce from that farm.

By making a financial commitment to a farm, people
become members (shareholders, subscribers) of the
CSA and pay for the produce up front, which provides
the farmer with working capital in advance, better
prices for his crops, some financial security, and less
marketing effort.

In effect, both growers and consumers provide mutual
support and share both the risks and benefits of food
production.


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A positive trend to come out of the most recent
meeting of the Board of County Commissioners
was the apparent acknowledgement by some com-
missioners that they are actually hearing the public
instead of simply paying lip service.
Two commissioners indicated that after getting
an earful from their constituents they no longer
supported a half-cent bump in the sales tax to fund
a $1.5 million complex in White City as part of an
effort to consolidate county operations.
The entire meeting was consumed in a shroud of
mystery over the issue.
Commissioners had positioned themselves to
hold a public hearing and vote by super-majority -
only Commissioner Bill Williams had publicly stood
against the entire idea to implement the half-cent
rise in sales tax.
But they had scheduled the public hearing, as
required by ordinance, on a night when the county
administrator was elsewhere attending another meet-
ing, and since he was scripted for the presentation
on the half-cent tax, the bandwagon was halted.
And two commissioners said that while every-
body was on the subject, they might as well let it be
known that the phone calls had been heard and they
no longer supported raising the sales tax.
Even though one of those commissioners had
appeared on a Panama City television station days
before to stump for the bump.
Some flip-flops can be considered a valuable
thing. Citizen engagement? priceless.
What this board is doing considering such a
maneuver is another question and the public should
be on alert because there are plenty of indicators
these sorts of shenanigans aren't in the rearview
mirror.
The half-cent sales tax is not entirely in the
rearview mirror so citizens should be on guard.
But consider the route to this point.
From the period of 2000-2005 this board
increased property tax collections from roughly $6.2
million to over $13 million, feathering their nests
with the back-door tax increases fueled by the real
estate boom.
That is an increase of just under 150 percent, at
a time when the population remained relatively flat
and services hardly increased.
Faced with furor from a citizens group seeking
tax reform and then dictates from the state pertain-
ing to property tax relief the past two years, property
tax collections have slightly fallen to $12.2 million
and change.
But commissioners are simply not willing to see
the light of reality splashing across the landscape
outside the Robert Moore Administration Building.
They have increased and extended long-term
debt through a road bond of dubious necessity.
They have added two cents to the sales tax for


Stay


Where Have You Gone, Joe


I don't know whether I'm dis-
appointed, disillusioned or mad
this morning. Can you be all three?
And the thing that just galls me to
no end, I'm beginning to realize
that nobody cares anymore but
m e......
We've become brainwashed,
institutionalized, jaded, out lasted
or ridiculed into believing that
bigger is better, expansion is the
cure for all ills and our indus-
trial might is the direct result of
growth, planned management and
expanding world markets. "Merge
and keep going" has become the
national by-word! We have "global"
news. And "international" weath-
er reports. Toyota has invaded
NASCAR tracks!
What happened to "down
home", "round yonder", "ya'll sit
a spell", "handshake agreements"
and "mom and pop operations"?
Major league sports are not
immune to this world wide expan-
sion hoax.
I'm the biggest baseball fan
in the world. I eat hot dogs and
Cracker Jacks out of loyalty. I
built a locker room in my house.
I assigned numbers to my chil-
dren. I took a vacation to Donora,
Pennsylvania, because Stan Musial
was born there. My door bell plays
the last out of the 1964 season.
When the sun comes up in the
morning I see stitches on it. I've
read biographies on Moe Berg,


Bo Belinsky and Carl Mays.
I subscribe to Baseball
Digest, The Sporting News,
Baseball America, The
Redbird Review, Sports
Illustrated, Abe Schear's
Baseball Newsletter.....
I have withstood expan-
sion, the designated hitter,
insane salaries, prima-don-
na all stars, steroids, mas-
cots dressed like overweight
Ninja turtles, female report-
ers, middle inning relief specialist,
corked bats, spoiled owners, all-
purpose stadiums, powder blue
double knit uniforms, inner league
play and t v announcers that tell
you nothing-or way too much! I
have tried to uphold the tradition.
I have put forth every effort to
remain loyal and true. Even as my
friends pointed out the greed, the
avarice and the "business" aspects
of the game I was quick to respond
that 'it was still 90 feet from home
to first base. You've still got to
throw it and catch it. There is no
time limit. And there is still noth-
ing like a shot up the right field
alley and the ensuing race between
runner and ball
But Major League Baseball
has stepped over the line this time.
Big time! I can't even help them.
They opened the 2008 season in
Japan! Japan I Can you believe it!
I am so thankful my Father was
not alive to see it. He had some


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Kesley Colberi
Contributing Wr:

dealings with the Japanese years
back and he almost ended up visit-
ing there......
It's a betrayal, plan and sim-
ple. I feel like someone has kicked
sand in my face; left me at the
alter; bounced me over to the curb
like a worn out shoe lost in the
middle of the road; dropped me
like a hot potato; voted me out of
the fraternity......
Don't give me all that jazz
about baseball, motherhood, apple
pie and Chevrolet. Has tradition
gone the way of the dinosaur?
What happened to the "National
Pastime"? I don't think baseball is,
hearing the song they so ostenta-
tiously play before every game.
And listen, no one here is
blaming this on the Japanese.
I think it was more of a case of
baseball wanting to go there than
them begging for us. But a regular
season game! And the first one of
the year! You talk about "dropping


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to right field", .
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location", "bad c
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ESPN. Selig, a
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have played reg
games in Mexico and
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next logical step. 'Cot
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create enough cash I
with Bud's 15 million
salary. ESPN is a r
conspirator. They wi
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the venue.
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Boston Red Sox and
Athletics., I guess th(
consolation in the fa
Japanese would be
ested in this match-u]
of America anyway.
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should be done dece
order. The Major Lc
ball season is suppose
in Cincinnati at one
the afternoon. The Re
have been around as


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


DiMaggio?
king one in team since 1869 and baseball had
'throwing to honored their longevity by allow-
"poor pitch ing them to open the season a day
all", "getting before the rest of the teams. I reck-
ehead play", on they're going to dump mother-
or"...... hood and apple pie next....
d Selig and If you can't feel my pain, at
is Baseball least, you should understand it.
must be Who could forget opening day in
ik crusade. the Queen City in 1956! The St.
baseball has Louis Cardinals were at Crosley
anada. They field where a sell out crowd was
gular season treated to a masterful pitching
Puerto Rico. duel between Wilmer "Vinegar
s this as the Bend" Mizell and Joe Nuxhall. Stan
iurse, maybe Musial's two-out, ninth inning, two
o Japan to run homer off Nuxhall won it for
low to help St. Louis. My beloved Cards were
a plus yearly in first place.....for a dayl
most willing How many people do you think
ll advertise will remember the score of last
matter where week's opener between Boston and
Oakland 52 years after the fact?
d at six in There is just something inher-
ime. Wasn't ently wrong about starting the big
ent them the league season half way around the
the Oakland world
ere is some England doesn't start its
act that the cricket season in Kansas City. The
more inter- bullfights in Madrid don't begin in
p than most Westchester, New York. The Alpine
downhill racing season doesn't
ght. Things kick off in Sweetwater, Texas.
;ntly and in Japan has got its own profes-
eague base- sional baseball league They can
sed to begin schedule their own games! And
o'clock in let the folks at Standard Oil, U. S.
;d Stockings Steel and American Telegraph and
a big league Telephone work on globalization.
Let's sell the world computer chips
and Seinfeld reruns, not baseball!
I boycotted opening day here
in America. It doesn't appear that
Bud Selig, ESPN or Major League
Baseball noticed. I sat through
an entire episode of "Matlock"
and got ten minutes into "Murder,
She Wrote" and realized they had
me...... Tradition, love, memories,
the wind I can still feel on my
face from rounding a base half a
lifetime ago...... they know I'll be
back
Respectfully,
Kes


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a hospital for which there has yet to be concrete
poured.
They have added a penny to the gas tax well
under the radar of most citizens.
Now, commissioners want those who pay sales
tax in the county, meaning all of us, to foot the bill for
their fiscal binging by consolidating departments.
And while that may be the stated reason, don't
count on the ordinance language to hold commis-
sioners to any kind of pledges.
Not only is there no sunset provision in the
ordinance meaning there is no stated date at which
the sales tax would end there is also no language
earmarking the money for a specific purpose.
Commissioners, in other words, can say the dol-
lars are for consolidating operations in White City or
the Moon and still use that money any old way that
strikes them.
But if consolidation is the question and how it
can be when the county can't even craft a work order
policy is a question for another day then new build-
ings is hardly the answer.
The county has perfectly serviceable buildings
for the Road Department, Public Works, Mosquito
Control and the other departments the county wish-
es to put under one roof.
Bricks and mortar aren't the crux of the prob-
lem, the padding of the workforce is.
This decade the workforce under the Board
of County Commissioners has grown from 74 in
August of 2000 to 180 as of last month in 2008.
No other private sector employer in the county
is remotely close. '
And calculate the math and that increase corre-
lates pretty closely, percentage-wise, to the growth of
ad valorem tax increases from 2000-05.
Even commissioners realize, that they have
plenty of bloat but with a crazed governing struc-
ture single-member districts help feed three of
the state's top four counties, including Gulf, in per
capita taxing levels that bloat also represents their
base constituency for re-election.
Nobody wishes to advocate the loss of jobs, so
better the jobs than the buildings in White City if
that's the coin toss.
But the bottom line is that commissioners have
managed to dig their current budget bog all by them-
selves.
There is nobody else to blame for property taxes
that have served as leaden balloons on the economy.
There is nobody else to blame for a patronage sys-
tem built to preserve their various flefdoms and
re-election.
Digging from the muck, however, should not
occur on the backs of employees used in large mea-
sure for political ends or, more importantly, the
wallets of taxpayers already emptied due to this very
kind of nonsense.


KEYBOARD KLR!bERING



Smiling Eyes

The Gulf County School District is going to miss her.
Her daughter is going to notice her absence every
day.
And I will miss that smile that warmed the coldest
and droopiest day, those eyes that invited you in for a
soothing smidge of conversation.
Marlene Sewell retired from the
school- district last week, calling it
quits after more than 30 years at Port
St. Joe High School and the district
office, her location over much of that
time dependent on her daughter's.
That daughter, Mary Lou Cumbie,
is known to most in this county for her
lilting singing voice and the treats she
and her mother, Ms. Sewell, concocted
in their warm kitchens that smelled
like holidays every time I was honored
Timl Croft to pull up a chair and set a spell.
Times News Ms. Sewell and her daughter spent
Editor almost 20 years together at the high
school, taking care of the front office
and dealing with generation after gen-
eration of students, many of them
members of the same family tree.
When her daughter took the job of administrative
assistant to Superintendent of Schools Tim Wilder, sepa-
rating the two for the first time in Ms. Cumbie's career, it
only figured that Ms. Sewell would soon follow.
And so she did when the front desk at the district
office opened up and so it was that every time I set foot in
the district offices, there was that kind face, the glint in
the eye, always welcoming, beckoning for a word about an
article or about family or about, well, life.
Initially I came to know Ms. Sewell over the phone,
a new guy in town seeking information at the high school
and constantly finding a soul on the other end willing to
point me in the right direction and do so with a kind word
and boundless grace.
When I met her face-to-face in the high school office,
she made me feel like she'd known me all her life, won-
dered after my family and how she might be able to assist
that day.
If that smile was ever erased from that sunny face, I
never was privy to it.
But it was never the painted-on sort that so many of
us encounter throughout each day, that we ourselves often
use to fool the world.
Hers is the genuine creasing of the face that comes
from the soul, from some gene inside that never dims.
And never tires of humanity, the kind of gene that
ignites a drive to assist others before she will ever stand
in line for help herself.
She possesses this unerring knack for making you
feel better about yourself and the world around you but
making you feel like part of the family, her family, which
anybody who knows Ms. Sewell can attest, extends well
beyond blood lines.
You were invited, no cards or gifts necessary.
I was privileged to be on hand to observe the cre-
ation of that famous 18-layer chocolate-coated cake that
required an insulin shot just to look.
The paper was invited in to talk with her husband,
Paul, about his 50 years of attending the Florida High
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Letters to the Editor


Qualifications for
the Commissioner

Using the digits on my
right hand, (by a vote of
4-1) I have established the
Criteria And Qualifications
for the Position of Gulf
County Commissioner. First
you should have a margin-
ally functioning brain (at
least the equivalent of a
dried field pea). Anything
less and you may be consid-
ered overqualified. Second
you should be mostly deaf
so that you can ignore the
voices of all voters, prop-
erty owners and taxpayers.
Third you should be almost
blind. This will allow you to
hopefully NOT see the writ-
ing on the wall. The only
reason you shouldn't be
completely blind is because
you will need to see when
the lone rational thinking
commissioner raises his
hand to vote yes or no on
issues. (Remember that no
matter how Bill votes you
should support the oppo-
site position.)
Qualified applicants
should have minimal edu-
cation or practical experi-
ence. Hopefully this would
lead them to not make
smart choices. This would
especially pertain to finan-
cial expertise, management
of personnel, and effec-
tive utilization of available
resources. The reason that
little or no financial exper-
tise is required is because
the citizens of Gulf County
pay the bills and are an
unlimited supply of money
to be wasted and spent like
a drunken sailors on shore
leave. Any comments or sug-


gested amendments to the
above will be considered.
However, please remember
that on my right hand the
four fingers will always vote
to ignore your suggestions
and they constitute a super
majority.

Kevin Welch
St. Joe Beach

Clarification
Needed

Dear Editor

In an earlier edition
of The Star there was an
announcement by Mrs.
Risinger of her candida-
cy for the position of City
Council in Mexico Beach.
In her announcement, she
mentions several items
but neglects to give a full
report of pertinent infor-
mation. For example, she
mentions her support for a
Reverse 911 system. What
she omitted was that the
system costs in excess of
$50,000, which the City
does not have, or that the
police department has been
working with Gulf County
to share the cost of this sys-
tem. The City expects the
cost to be around $15,000,
which they can afford. She
also mentioned the post
office, which is a contract
facility in Mexico Beach.
What she omitted was that
the postal department has
indicated to the City sev-
eral times that they will not
build a post office. Even if
the City provided a build-
ing, the post office would
consider it simply another
candidate for the contract!


The last time the City bid
on the postal contract it was
nearly twice as much as the
lowest bidder who received
the contract. Mrs. Risinger
also mentions that the fire
department needs a ladder
truck to reach the upper
floors of the tallest build-
ings. She omits to say that
the cost of a ladder truck
to meet this need is about
$500,000 and the building
to house the ladder truck
will cost more than one mil-
lion dollars, which the City
does not have. The City has
mutual aid agreements with
surrounding fire depart-
ments to support us with
this type of equipment. I
believe that candidates for
public office should provide
citizens with all the infor-
mation regarding the politi-
cal positions they support.

Tommy Bradford
Mexico Beach

Tax Time Help

Dear Editor:
The IRS needs your
help.
Starting in May, eco-
nomic stimulus payments
of up to $600 for individ-
uals ($1,200 for married
couples) will be issued by
the IRS based on 2007
tax returns. Parents also
get $300 for each eligible
child.
People must file a 2007
tax return. That's it. But
here's where the IRS needs
help. Millions of people are
eligible but may not know it.
These are certain retirees,
disabled vets, and low-wage
workers who normally don't
file a tax return. This year.


they must file to receive the
payments.
People can help not
just the IRS but perhaps
themselves, friends, or
family. Help us spread the
word. People who have at
least $3,000 from wages
or certain benefits from
Social Security, Railroad
Retirement, and Veterans
Affairs may be eligible.
They need to file
a return and we will fill
out your tax forms if you
bring these to the Senior
Citizens Association Center
on Thursday, April 3 from 9
a.m. until 2 p.m. ET.
This is a free service.
If there are any questions
please call 899-5105.

Spell It Right

Dear Editor,

I frequently hear it said
that teachers are to blame
for our children's lack of
Education.
Children don't just
learn from school, they
learn from everything they
see, hear and read and of
course teachers only have
the children for a small
percentage of their life. It's
everybody else's responsi-
bility to provide the bulk of
the education.
Now I know that it is
unlikely that many children
read the newspaper, how-
ever it's your responsibility
to see that what you print
is correct.
Just recently in
LAW ENFORCEMENT
REPORTS, I have noticed
that there have been men-
tions of "FISHERS." I wasn't
aware that "FISHERS" came


this far south but to be
sure I checked my diction-
ary which says that Fishers
are small mammals from
the WEASEL, WOLVERINE
family and that they are in
Canada and the Northern
USA.
I have to assume that
the officers concerned
meant FISHERMEN/
FISHERWOMEN or
ANGLERS?
If our law enforcement
people can't use CORRECT


ENGLISH how can we expect
the children to. Also you
should not print "PIDGIN
ENGLISH.
No, I am not, nor ever
have been a teacher, but
I continually get upset at
spelling and grammati-
cal errors by all forms of
media.

Sincerely
Trevor Hunt
Mexico Beach


Klatterings From Page 4A


School Athletics Association
basketball tournament, for
which the FHSAA honored
him and a streak he extend-
ed again this year.
When the Sewell/
Cumbie clan was caroling
around Christmas, there
was an invite.
When there was illness
in our family, there were the
brownies on the house,
not a dime to be accepted.
In simple terms, the
School District could not
have dreamed up a better
ambassador to be sitting at
the first desk encountered
by visitors to its central
offices.
Maybe those visitors
might not have found a wall
chart of school grades or
results from the Florida
Comprehensive Assessment
Test, but they received a
real-life example as to the
way people are treated in
the district, should be treat-
ed in the community as a
whole.
Marlene Sewell is just
a person, a humble human
being. She is just good peo-
ple, no more no less than
that.
And in that lies her deep


and abiding beauty, her dis-
tinct humanity, a sort of
magic of purpose and spir-
it, as if put on this Earth
for the benefit of making
others' days brighter.
There is no better
example of the Golden Rule
that I've encountered as an
adult, and here is hope that
there is still a small slice of
her presence still left for me
in the years to come.
But she's earned her
chance to be at home, to
spend more time with her
husband, to kick back and
relax a bit, provided and
this is written selfishly the
treats don't stop, emerging
from her bang-up kitchen.
The School District is
losing a shining light. Her
daughter is losing her work
companion.
I will be missing a
friend and I don't feel I have
a surplus of those to lose.
So the last thing this
space represents is, good-
bye, Ms. Sewell.
This space is to just
say thanks and my thoughts
and prayers are with you.
More simply, I don't
have the words.


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prior to March 31, each
Community Redevelopment
Agency (CRA) must file an
annual report with the tax-
ing authorities. This report
outlines the programs and
expenditures of the previ-
ous fiscal year (October '1
through September 30).
Our annual report has been
filed with the. City of Port
St. Joe and Gulf County,
along with the draft of the
FY 2006/2007 audit report.
This report is available for
inspection at the City Clerk's
office, the County Clerk's
office or the Redevelopment
Agency's office. We will also
post this report on the
PSJRA website: .
The report reviews
the extensive redevelop-
ment planning process last
year, including 44 public
meetings attended by over
400 people. It also reviews
some of the goals included
in the redevelopment plan,
such as adoption of design
guidelines, introduction of
mixed-use (residential and
commercial) in the down-
town areas, downtown festi-
vals and events, pro grams


to train and assist retailers
with marketing and busi-
ness development, US 98
streetscape improvements,
and retail incentive pro-
grams.
Last year was a good
year for awards, with
the PSJRA winning the
"Cultural Enhancement
Award" for the State of
Florida from the Florida
Redevelopment Association
for the historic banner
series. We also closed out
our $50,000 Florida Coastal
Management Grant and at
the same time the PSJRA
wrote the grant application
for the Williams Avenue
Improvement and were
awarded $100,000 from
USDA Rural Development.
Last year saw the construc-
tion of the Dr. Joe Memorial
Parking Lot, new benches
and litter receptacles as
well as the overhaul of the
irrigation and landscaping
on Reid Avenue. We also
brought retail expert Rick
Segel in twice to motivate
and educate our retail-
ers on improved market-
ing, signage, and display
for their merchandise. The


PSJRA financially sup-
ported the formation of the
SaltAir Market by funding
the research for this signifi-
cant and essential program
through the Waterfronts
Partnership.
Last year, our boundar-
ies grew and then retracted
and appear to be once again
in a position to grow. This
is good news for us all.
Board Development
was a priority over the past
year, and the PSJRA as well
as every resident, investor,
and business in the area
of operation directly benefit
from the expertise of our
Directors, all of whom serve
entirely and tirelessly as
volunteers. Currently rep-
resented on the board are
the following professions:
landscape architecture,
architectural design, urban
planning, development, real
estate, banking and finance,


journalism, interior design,
event planning, engineering,
and public relations. We
thank our directors Troy
White (Chair), Elizabeth
Wynn (Vice Chair), Erin
Searcy (Treasurer), Annie
Sue Fields, Tommy Lake,
Joe Rentfro, Steven Rudd
and provisional members
Patrick Jones and Bill
Kennedy.
Please keep Troy White
and his family in your
most earnest thoughts and
prayers as he was involved
in a serious accident last
week. We will look forward
to a steady recovery and
will "hold down the fort"
until he is able to return
to the Chairman seat. We
will keep you posted, espe-
cially if there is anything we
can do to assist during his
hospitalization and recov-
ery. For updates, please call
Gall at 229-6899.


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The service, which included songs by New Life Christian Center's choir, was followed by
a fellowship lunch.


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Pastor Shirley Jenkins said she believed the community was ready to take further steps
toward racial harmony.


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Highland View Church
of God pastor Amanda Riley
testified to God's continued
presence in her life.

Magdalene, from whom
Jesus cast seven demons,
Broome cautioned women
against being held bondage
by their pasts.
"Every day is a new
day unto the Lord and
every new day brings a new
opportunity," said Broome.
Following her appeal to


women's innate potential,
Broome ended with a
statement of racial unity.
"We're making history
today," she said. "We may
have a different name on
our door, but we serve the
same God."
Shirley Jenkins closed
the service which was
followed by a fellowship
lunch with a reading from
1 Peter 2:9.
"But ye are a chosen
generation, a royal
priesthood, an holy nation,
a peculiar people; that
ye should shew forth the
praises of him who hath
called you out of darkness
into his marvelous light"
Playing on the verse's
"peculiar"reference, Jenkins
said many in the community
would find a diverse church
service strange.
"It's peculiar to people.


(They say,) 'Why are you
worshipping together?' But
God said that's what it's
going to be," said Jenkins.
Following the service,
Jenkins said she believes
the community is ready to
take further steps toward
racial harmony.
"I think everybody's
ready. 1 know our
(parishioners) are," said
Jenkins. "I think it's exciting
and I believe this is the right
time."
Broome echoed
Jenkins' wish to "break
some racial barriers," and
said meetings of diverse
women like this one is the
perfect way to begin.
"It's easier to bring
women together. Women
tend to pull together more,"
said Broome, adding. "We're
hoping the men catch on,
too."


Port St. Joe Elections Nearly Set


By Tim Croft
Star News Editor

With one day left before
the qualifying period closes
the Port St. Joe municipal
election appears all but set.
There are two seats up
for grabs this year and no
incumbents on the ballot.
Candidates had until
noon on Wednesday after
this paper went to press
- to file the appropriate
paperwork.
Staff at the Supervisor
of Elections office indicated
that at least on other person


had expressed interest,
though formal paperwork
has not been filed.
At of Tuesday evening,
Rex Buzzett would win the
Group 4 seat uncontested.
Buzzett would
succeed David Horton
who announced earlier
this year that he would
not seek re-election after
serving a decade on the City
Commission.
As for the Group 3 seat
being vacated by Benny
Roberts, who announced
earlier this year that he
would step aside after


serving as a commissioner
off and on for over 30 years,
the race is shaping up as a
two-person campaign.
Former city
commissioner John Reeves,
who lost in his bid to become
mayor two years ago, will
seek Roberts' seat with
opposition from first-time
candidate Lorinda Gingell.
Both are local business
owners and are involved
in various community
activities.
,The city election is
scheduled for Tuesday, May
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state mandates, which the
county is required to fund
over and above its budget.
He listed $2.8 million
in items needing funding,
such as: $250,000 for fur-
ther repairs to the county
courthouse; an additional
$472,000 needed to finish
paying for the Honeyville
storm shelter; $150,000
for repair of the crum-
bling Public Works build-
ing; $600,000 to meet the
county's agreement with
the City of Port St. Joe for
a joint recreation complex;
$500,000 for a building to
house the county's ambu-
lances, and several other
items to make the nearly
$3 million bill.
Theses items did not
include things such as: the
proposed county consolida-
tion building and site work
for it; replacement equip-
ment at Public Works, Road
Department, Mosquito
Control, Solid Waste or
Maintenance; operation
and maintenance fund-
ing for county parks; pay


raises for county employ-
ees; an accounting system
for job orders; funding to
meet jail standards; afford-
able housing; radio tower
repairs; the county catas-
trophe fund, which is cur-
rently empty; professional
services litigation costs,
which currently has no
funding; replacement of the
courthouse phone system;
and courthouse security.
Over and over, Butler's
point to the commissioners
was that they could not con-
tinue delaying things that
needed repair or replace-
ment. Most of those things
had already been put off
several years, he said.
"At some point you
must make repairs, buy
new equipment, put money
back into infrastructure,"
Butler said. "You cannot
take the same amount of
dollars and do the same
things as you did 10 years
ago."
The conclusion Butler
drew for the commission-
ers was that ad valorem


tax was the only place he
and his team could iden-
tify to find funding for the
requirements of the upcom-
ing budget.
At that point
Commission chair Billy
Traylor asked Butler if most
of the items not included in
the $2.8 million list could
be funded partially through
the proceeds of the pro-
posed additional one-half
cent sales tax.
Butler said yes.
Traylor pointed out
he would rather have visi-
tors share the burden of
the sales tax with residents
than make only property
owners carry the entire
burden of funding addi-
tional expenses through ad
valorem taxes.
"Everybody has his
opinion and I respect those
opinions," Traylor said,
"but I still think the half-
cent sales tax is the best
way to handle this. It won't
help everything but it will
help part of it."


how to use it and teach the
core curriculum at the high
school level at which the
grant is aimed.
The grant will fund
staff development for 16
instructors, including plans
and tools to evaluate how
technology is used in the
schools.
Each high school will
send a team to the University
of South Florida's Master
Digital Institute training in
late July, the training to
take place at the University
of West Florida.
Roughly $90,000 of
the total grant funds will
be used to offset the costs
of that training, including
travel, lodging, meals, texts,
etc.
The University of South
Florida will also evaluate
the progress of the pro-
gram, for which another
$30,000 is earmarked.
"All teachers will be
given a baseline on how
technology is used in their
schools and at the end of
the program they will eval-
uate the skills and prog-
ress that has been gained."
Wooten said.
The grant also includes
funds to bring those teach-


ers who attended the insti-
tute training to come back
together for five days this
summer to discuss ideas
on how to administer the
grant.
There will funds to
bring those same teach-
ers together in the sum-
mer of 2009 to discuss the
progress during the school
year and how the grant has
helped.
The program will focus
on using technology in
teaching the core curricu-
lum.
For example, stu-
dents in math class might
study the importance of
the Pythagorem Theorem,
while real-world applica-
tions might arise as part
of science class. A social
studies class might study
the impact on the theorem
in history.
Students in those
respective classes will col-
laborate on essential ques-
tions and seeking answers
to provide a broader pic-
ture on the evolution of the
theorem.
Students will also
use what is known as the
Independent Investigative
Model program to pick proj-


ects, aim for a goal, orga-
nize research and produce
a product, say a PowerPoint
presentation on a play or
poem.
"We are going to do
postings onto our website,"
Wooten said. "We are also
going to have a technology
fair. The two high schools
will get together and show
the best of the best."
Parent participation will
be an essential ingredient to
the various programs.
A parent night will be
scheduled during which
parents will come to the
schools and students will
show them how to do things
on the computer and what
the students have accom-
plished.
As Wooten noted, there
are a good percentage of
parents who are not as
computer savvy as children.
This will be a chance to
bridge some of that gap.
"We want parents to be
involved in that,". Wooten
said.
"This grant could not
have come at a better time
with budgets and every-
thing. This is a wonderful
grant for us."


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or 227.
Old numbers will work for a year
To allow time for friends, family and associates to be notified, current
numbers will remain in effect for one year, along with the new numbers.
In addition, after this one-year period calls made to some areas in Bay
County, including Panama City Beach, Youngstown, Fountain, Lynn
Haven and Southport, will be billed as long distance calls instead of at
the Extended Calling Service rate of 25.

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The Port St. Joe High
School baseball team need-
ed only five innings to assert
early county dominance
during the regular season.
Jacob Thompson
allowed four hits in four
innings for the win and
Jamie Bird struck out the
side in the fifth as Port
St. Joe's offense cranked
out a 13-1 win over
Wewahitchka.
The Tiger Sharks
remain unbeaten in District
3-2A with a 5-0 record.
They are 9-7 overall.
Corbin Vickery was 2
for 2 with two runs scored
and an RBI for Port St. Joe.
Matt Gannon was 2 for 2
with two runs scored and
an RBI and Chris Cochran
went 2 for 3 with a run
scored and two RBI.
The Tiger Sharks play
this week in the Panama
City National Invitational in
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The score was much
closer the second time
around, but the outcome
was the same.
Summer Grice drove
in the winning run and the
Class 1A No. 1 Wewahitchka
High School softball team
downed host Port St. Joe
3-2 last Thursday.
Wewahitchka is 16-2,
its losses to Tallahassee
Lincoln, the top-ranked
Class 5A team in the state,
and Riverdale, Tenn., ranked
No. 11 in the.. country by
rivals.com.
The Lady Tiger Sharks,
ranked No. 2 in Class 1A,
are 16-4, with losses to
regional power North Florida


Christian and twice in six
days to Wewahitchka.
The two games in six
days scenario was set up
when weather postponed a
scheduled Feb. 26 in Port St.
Joe. Last Thursday's game
was the make-up of that
contest.
Port St. Joe built early
momentum by snuffing out
an early Wewahitchka scor-
ing threat at the plate, but
freshman Chelsey Pettis
ripped a two-run home run
(her fifth of the year) in
the bottom of the second to
stake the Lady Gators to a
2-0 lead.
With Samantha Rich on
the mound, that is typically


all it takes.
Rich twirled a no-hitter,
striking out 13 and walking
two.
Both runs the junior
allowed were unearned and
came in the fourth inning
when Port St. Joe took
advantage of a walk and
throwing error to score twice
and knot the game.
The Lady Gators took
control in the top of the next
frame as Hillary Chapman
(3 for 4) doubled and Grice
singled her home with the
winning run.
Kayla Minger on, the
mound for the Lady Tiger
Sharks allowed nine hits
while striking out nine.


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hosted by Port St. Joe Marina, Seahorse Water Safaris and Port St. Joe Lions Club.

With only a $12 entry fee... every kid wins!
(The ?st 500 kds ,,who register will receive a Rod. Reel. Tackle Box, T-shirt & Goodie Bag!)
Species eligible for trophies in 2 divisions:
"Small Fry" Ages 3-10 & "Junior" Ages 11-16
This in an "ln-Shore"/"Near-Shore"/"lnterCoastal Waterway" fishing event (no more than
three miles from any shore and to include fish caught in the ICW). Kids can fish alone
or with an adult, but the "child must reel-in the fish." Fishing can be from a boat, dock,
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Founder's Day Scramble Golf Tournament


The third annual
Founder's Day Scramble
Golf Tournament and
Dinner will be held on June
7th, at the St. Joseph Bay
Country Club in Port St.
Joe Florida. All members
and their guests are wel-
come. 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
June 1. Entry forms may be
picked up at the Pro Shop
and fees paid there as well.
The team composition


will be as follows:


Player
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B (10-19 handi-
C (10-19 handi-
D (20-29 handi-


There will be a hole in-
one prize of $10,000 and
prizes for the longest 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 committee
members;
Bill Morrissey
Ken Mowrey
Jerry Stokoe
Larry Wilson
Dick Davis
All proceeds will be used
to make capital improve-
ments to the St. Joseph Bay,
Country Club.
Please call Jerry Stokoe
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Creative Coastal Creatures Art Contest


By Despina Williams
Star Staff Writer

At this time last year.
Kimberly Shoaf found
herself besieged by scores
of coastal creatures.
They invaded her car
and occupied her time,
sticking around far longer
than she ever intended.
Shoaf, your typical
Port St. Joe girl-next-
door, doesn't usually keep
company with sharks,
octopi, mermaids and the
like.
But as the coordinator
of last year's first-
ever "Creative Coastal
Creatures" art contest,
she was positively overrun
by three-dimensional
creatures crafted by
artistic Gulf County school
children.
"I was overwhelmed at
all the art that I received, but
I was real excited because
I thought that nobody was
going to do it," said Shoaf,
who is bracing herself for
the coming onslaught.
This year's Creative
Coastal Creatures art
contest is open to students
in grades K-12 who attend
Gulf County private or
public schools or those
who are home schooled.


The contest is being
held in conjunction with the
"A Taste of the Coast" art
exhibition/auction and chef
sampler, to be held April
11-12 at Jetty Park and the
Centennial Building in Port
St. Joe.
Shoaf, a 2004 recipient
of an '"A Taste of the Coast"
art scholarship, said
she opted to continue
the Coastal Creatures
theme due to its wealth of
opportunities for creative
expression.
"It leaves the door wide
open, which I like," said
Shoaf. "It allows you to use
any type of marine life. Not
all kids want to do palm
trees and sea turtles."
As with any contest,
there are, however, some
rules.
All artwork must be:
*up to three cubic feet
(maximum) and be three
dimensional;
*made of any materials
except food, plants or
seashells;
*designed by the
student (parents may assist
younger participants, but
the student must do all the
work and all the creative
design).
*turned in to school
libraries on April 8 by 4


p.m. (ET).
Judges will have art
backgrounds.
The St. Joe Company
has donated cash prizes
for winners in the following
age divisions:
*K-2
*3-5
*6-8
*9-12
First-place winners in
each division will receive
$60; second-place winners
will receive $40 and third-
place winners, $20.
All artwork will be on
display on April 12 from
10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the
boardwalk fronting the
Local Color visitor/sales
center.
Winning artwork will
be featured at the "A Taste
of the Coast" chef sampler
and auction, which begins
at 6 p.m. that night in the
Centennial Building.
Last year's artwork -
which included a paper
mache dolphin, a fish
made from a loofa and a
cement turtle drew many
admirers.
After fielding several
requests to purchase the
students' artwork last
year, Shoaf said she might
consider allowing high
school students to peddle


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Elementary Scool







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 lbic!





Activities ..


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

Pets- are welc6nte!

Enjoy a leisurelylbicycle
ride along our 3.5 mile long
Beach Walk.


Food fundraiser for new
SaltAir Farmer's Market


Learn more about WindMark Beach andThe St.Joe Company: CALL:850-227-2400 1 866-227-9007 1 VISIT: www.JOE.com
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borrow it from our children.
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PUBLIC NOTICE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City Commission of
the City of Port St. Joe, Florida, at its meeting on April 15,
2008, at 6:00 RM., EST, in the regular Commission meet-
ing room at the Municipal Building, 305 Cecil G. Costin,
Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida, will consider for final adop-
tion an Ordinance with the following title:
AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF PORT ST. JOE, FLOR-
IDA, AMENDING ORDINANCE 272 (CITY OF PORT ST.
JOE PRETREATMENT ORDINANCE), PROVIDING FOR
SEVERABILITY, PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
All interested parties are invited to attend nd be heard.
Copies of said Ordinance are on file at the office of the
City Clerk and may be inspected by the public during nor-
mal working hours.
CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY
OF PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA
BY:s/Mayor-Commissioner
Attest: s/Clerk
Publish : April 3, 2008


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Feasting on Garden Fresh Vegetables


By Despina Williams
Star Staff Writer
For two hours each week, PortlSt. Joe
Elementary School fifth-graders toiled in
the midday sun.
They swung hoes, dirtied their fin-
gernails and halted the encroachment of
weeds on their crops.
Their work was hard, but they perse-
vered, awaiting the day when they'd feast
on the lush fruits and vegetables .they'd
lovingly tended for months.
And when that day arrived last
Wednesday, the fifth-graders could not have
been more eager to pile their plates high
with broccoli and rice casserole, cauliflow-
er and broccoli with cheese sauce, sweet
potato souffle, corn on the cob, turnip,
collard and mustard greens, homemade
strawberry ice cream and cornbread.
The Gulf County Extension office's
program assistant Louise Jones prepared
the culinary delights, which also included
chicken raised somewhere other than Port
St. Joe Elementary School.
The feast was another success for the


Students Dayja Adams and Morgan Butts show off a plump strawberry that they grew in
the Port St. Joe Elementary School garden.


Might as Well Jump

PSJ Elementary's Jump for Heart Fundraiser Benefits American
Heart Association


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Star Staff Writer
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steps, a little more bounce in their hops. p
Port St. Joe Elementary School stu-
dents in grades 2-5 took to the gym last k
Wednesday on a mission to jump rope for s
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The school's Jump for Heart fund-, tc
Raising campaign, benefiting the American
Heart Association, commenced last week, a
with the young philanthropists jumping i
rope for 30 minutes.
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As of last Wednesday, they had collec-
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Port St. Joe Elementary School physi-
al education teacher and fund-raising
oordinator Chuck Gannon expressed his
pride in the students' accomplishment.
"For the kids to come up with this
kind of money, it's really heartwarming,"
aid Gannon, adding that the Port St. Joe
ommunity has remained generous even in
ough economic times.
"It just shows you what St. Joe is all
bout, because it's always about the giv-
ig.'"
A trio of girls raised the most money:
hird-grader Mary Finlay ($330), fourth-
rader Kathleen Rish ($322) and third-
rader Isabel Bogaret ($315).
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county, extension office's "From Seed to
Plate" program, helmed by county exten-
sion agent Roy Lee Carter.
The program allows fifth-graders to
work in the school's large garden plot,
planting and harvesting a variety of sea-
sonal vegetables.
"Our goal is that if a kid goes to Port
St. Joe Elementary School, and they're
here from the first to sixth grade, at some
period, they'll have had a gardening experi-
ence," said Carter.
The Port St. Joe Garden Club founded
.the Port St. Joe Elementary School garden
program in 1996, and Carter has directed
the planting, harvesting and weekly main-
tenance of the garden since its inception.
Carter also oversees container gardens
at Faith Christian School, Wewahitchka
Elementary School and two Gulf Academy
sites on either end of the county.
In the fall, the Port St. Joe Elementary
fifth-graders planted collard, mustard and
turnip greens, cabbage, rutabagas and
strawberries.
(See HARVEST on Page 14B)


Mary Claire Finlay ($330), Kathleen Rish ($322) and Isabel Bogaret ($315) raised the
most money for the Jump for Heart fund-raiser.


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These students raised $200 or more: Liam Burke ($265),
Caroline Rish ($235.25), Sean Williams ($200.84) and Cassie
Julian ($200).


These students raised $100 or more: Alexis Brinkmeier ($167.25), Hayden Lee ($164.32), Kyle Nicodemus ($135), Chloe
Burke ($125), Charles Jones ($122), Jack Riley ($119), Lindsey Brown ($116), DayJa Adams ($113), Savannah Gibson ($110),
Bailee Foundtain ($1110) and Zykeriah Pittman ($100). Not pictured: Arianna Allen ($121).


A Port St. Joe Elementary School second-grader jumps
rope inside the school's gymnasium. Students in grades 2-5
participated in the Jump for Heart fund-raiser.


Jump -- From Page 1B

The girls used three dif- or dad has been affected
ferent strategies in racking one way or another," noted
up the dough. Gannon.
Finlay accompanied her The students will be
father to work, Rish went rewarded for their outstand-
door-to-door and Bogaret ing fund-raising efforts with
harnessed the power of the prizes from the national
Internet. Jump for Heart sponsors,
"My mom found out as well as gift certificates
you could do it online, and from local sponsors Subway
we just sent out e-mails and and Burger King.
kept asking for money, and
they kept seAding it to us,"
said Bogaret.
Like many of their
classmates, Finlay, Rish
and Bogaret knew someone '
with heart disease or other
heart-related illnesses.
Bogaret's neighbor-
hood, Jerry Harley, died of
a heart attack; Rish's grand-
father has had two heart
attacks and Finlay's grand-
mother has an unusually
low heart rate.
"Many of these kids
have situations where a rel-
ative a grandfather, a mom


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Annalisa and Ashton Childress are excited to announce
the birth of their baby brother, Blake Gary Childress.
Blake was born February 26, 2008. He weighed 7 lbs.
and 11 oz. and was 19 in. long.
Blake is the son of David and Debbie Childress of
Port St. Joe. He is the grandson of Rita and Roger Beasley
and the late Gary Davis. He is also the grandson of Peggie
Childress and the late David Childress, Sr.

The 4th Old Mill Family Reunion
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
Marion 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.


Looking for Memories of Centennial Hall:
The University of Florida Historic Preservation pro-
gram is working to help preserve Centennial Hall. If you
would like to share your memories of experiences you've
had in the building, please send an e-mail to Christine at
chris36( ufl.edu.


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, Beach Belles will be meeting Tuesday, April 8 for lunch,
11:00 a.m. Central Time at Margaritaville Restaurant in
Pier Park, Panama City Beach. Take Hwy. 98 and turn left
on Nautilus Street to 14401 Front Beach Rd. Restaurant
phone numbers 234-6581. Shopping in the area after-
wards. Please call your reservations to Eileen Schreiner,
648-2447 or email Beverly Aclin.


One Night Only!
April 12 from 7:00-10:30, Dan Schafer, Singer/
Guitarist/Musician, featured onstage with artists Shania
'Tvain, George Jones, Barbara Mandrell, Lorrie Morgan,
T. Graham Brown, Jack Greene, and more will be per-
forming at Fisherman's Landing & RV Park.
7861 Doc Whitfield Road Howard Creek, FL 32465
Reservations: 1-850-827-2255 or 1-850-832-4444
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Community Needs
An elderly woman just returned from nursing home
needs a chest of drawers, 4-5 drawers, to put clothing
in, and a small cabinet. It does not have to be new just in
good shape.
Large Depends diapers and bed pads.
Our food pantry is always in need of food to keep up
with the growing demand.
Please call Jerry Stokoe 899-1036 if you would like
to donate any of these items..
Small appliances are always in need, micro wave
ovens, blenders etc.
There is always a person who might need a mattress
when u are throwing one away think about calling Jerry
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10 lucky members will win an additional $100 credit!

Moreover, three members will receive vacation packages,
and there will be many other prize drawings, in addition to
complimentary food and beverages,
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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
i 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, grandmother,
sister,and friend. She was an
active member of Oak Grove
Assembly of God Church for
59 years, spending much of her
time ministering to those in need.
Mary enjoyed fishing, camping, sew-
ing, 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 husband, 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 grand-
children, 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.


Edith Reeder Clark "Walters" Thomas "Van" Vandevender


Edith L. Reeder Clark "Walters", 83, of Altha, FL,
passed away Monday, March 24, 2008. Edith was born in
the Pine Log Creek area in Washington County. She was
a lifelong resident of Bay County, however, the past few
years she had lived in Altha. She was preceded in death
by her husband David L. Walters; her father and mother,
Perry and Mollie Reeder; one sister, Lucille Reeder; and
two brothers, Oliver and Joseph Reeder. *
She is survived by seven children, Jeffrey and Dixie
Clark, James Clark, Mollie and Danny Quattlebaum all of
Altha, David and Kim Clark of Panama City, Wanda and
Ronnie Goodwin of Altha, Howard and Norma Walters of
Wewahitchka, Gregory and Wendy Walters of DeFuniak
Springs, FL; 16 grandchildren; many great-grandchildren;
three sisters, Etta Williamson of Apalachicola, FL, Evelyn
Lacky and husband Utah, Shirley Hoffman and husband
Dan, all of Sunny Hills, FL; one brother, Edward Reeder
of Jacksonville, FL; and many nieces, nephews, and
extended family.
She will lie in state at her home at 5700 Adalee Road
in Bayou George Thursday until Friday at 1:00 p.m. CDT.
The funeral will be held at 2:00 p.m. CDT Friday from the
graveside in Buckhorn Cemetery, conducted by the Rev.
Olen "Bo" Sentersitt. Interment will follow.
All services are under the direction of the Comforter
Funeral Home, Wewahitchka Branch Chapel.
"Mothers hugs are made of love"
Everything my mother does is
Something special made with love.
She takes time to add the extra
touch that says, "I love you
very much" and when I say
my prayers at night, I ask
God to bless and hold her
tight, cause when it comes to
giving hugs my mothers arms
are filled with love.


"Fiddles And Thistles," The 6th Annual
7c aj& ~ ~4Tartan Day Celebration In Carrabelle


The family of the late James A. White of Port St. Joe
would like to thank all their friends and family 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


Community Service Fair
The Community Service Fair was a great success
Over 140 people were in attendance. There were
16 different agencies there to help the people of Gulf
County.
The speakers gave short presentations on their
agency.
The public was given literature, applications, and
other valuable information to help them. The Gulf County
Senior Citizen's hosted this event. They provided iced
tea and coffee. The people in need provided cookies and
were the sponsors of this first of its kind program. The
public can now watch the program on local St. Joe News
Network Channel 3 thanks to Mr. Ken Murphy who video-
taped it and put it all together. The people in need would
like to thank the following agencies and individuals who
helped put this event together.

Dawn Still Meagan Welch
Ben Welch Tammy Griffin
Bunnie Miller Lyd Stokoe
Barbara Radcliff
Gulf County Board of County Commissioners
Gulf County Senior Citizen's Assoc.Inc
State of Florida Dept. of Corrections
This program will be presented in Wewahitchka at a
later date.

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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

"A Reformed Voice
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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


Everyone is invited to celebrate America's Scottish
heritage on Tartan Day. This year's festivities are Sunday,
April 6 beginning at 2:00 PM at the Franklin County
Senior Center, in Carrabelle, at the corner of Avenue F and
1st street East. From US 98 in Carrabelle, turn North on
State Road 67 (Tallahassee Street), then turn left on Ave.
F Entertainment for this 6th annual event will feature a
program of traditional music by members of the Lanark
Village Scottish Fiddle Orchestra and Scottish Highland
dancing and a bagpiper.
April 6th was officially declared National Tartan Day
in America by US Congressional action in 1998. This
date was chosen to celebrate the signing of the TREATY
OF ARBROATH on April 6th, 1320 in Scotland, which was
the model for America's Declaration Of Independence of
1776.
The Lanark Scottish Fiddle Orchestra was formed
7 years ago in Lanark Village. a 19th century Scottish
village founded by William Clark and named after his
Lanarkshire home in Scotland.
The group was honored to be chosen to kick off the
Else Newell Foundation's Performing Art's Winter Concert
Series, at Apalachicola's Trinity Church last November,
and will perform at the Tallahassee Scottish Games and
Festival on April 19th this year. They performed at the
North East Florida Highland Games the past four years.
while hosting the Southeastern Regional Scottish Fiddle
competition the last 3 years in connection with that festi-
val. They have performed for the Tallahassee St. Andrew
Society and several other local events.
If you are one of the eleven million Americans who
claim Scottish, or Scot-Irish roots or if you just love good
music and want to be Scottish for the day, come and
enjoy the program. The Big Bend area is a natural Place
to celebrate Scotland's contributions to America's history.
Wear your Tartan! Join the fun.
Voluntary donations of $5 at the door support the
continuation of Scottish music and highland dancing in
our area. Refreshments will be served following the per-
formance. For more information about the event or to join
the LSFO contact Cal Allen at 697-8380.


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111 North 22nd Street Mexico Beach, FL 32410
/ Sunday Worship Services:
8:30 a.m. Traditional Worship
9:45 a.m CST Bible Study
11:00 a.m. Contemporary Worship
Open Hearts. Open minds. Open doors.
The people of Mexico Beach United Methodisl Church
NURSERY PROVIDED
Rev. Ted Lovelace, Pastor Church/Office: 648-8820



i First Presbyterian Church
V-0 of Port St. Joe
508 Sixteenth Street 227-1756
Reverend Reid Cameron
Worship Service 10:00 a.m.
Sunday School 11:00 a.m.


Oak Grove Church
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(Traditional Episcopal Service 1928 B3CP) Come Grow With Us!
Come Grow With Us!
Morning Prayer & Holy Communion ll
Sunday.. 8:0 Sunday School 9:45
Sunday ................. 8:00 a. .Sunday Worship Service 10:45
The Rev. David Mans, Priest Wednesday Cafe 5 pm 613 Madison St.
Services being held at the United Pentecostal Church Wednesday 6:15 Port St. Joe, FL 32456
309 6th Street Port St Joe, FL Adult Bible Study 850-227-1837
"An Unchan,ginu ai h In A. Changing World' Children & Youth Ministries www.oakgrove-church.org
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Thomas Edward "Van" Vandevender, Sr., 86, of White
City, FL, passed away Thursday, March 27, 2008 following
an extended illness. Mr. Vandevender was born August 2,
1923 in Richmond, MS. He worked in the cotton fields
of Mississippi for twelve years before joining the United
States Navy. He served his country during World War II,
being stationed in the South Pacific. Mr. Vandevender was
an active lifetime member of the VFW, holding various
offices with the St. Joe Post, maintaining military grave-
side honors at Holly Hill Cemetery, and often presenting
flags to the Port St. Joe Nursing Home. Mr. Vandevender
enjoyed fishing and camping with his wife and children,
spending many hours at Lake Wimico and the Brothers
River. He was employed with St. Joe Paper Company
for 41 years, and was a member of White City Baptist
Church.
Mr. Vandevender was preceded in death by his
loving wife, Nell, to whom he was married for over
thirty-five years, and his son Thomas Edward "Tommy"
Vandevender, Jr.
He is survived by two daughters, Linda Watford and
her husband Tim of White City, and Pat Johnson of Cave
Spring, Georgia; two sons, Jimmy Myrick and his wife
Tessie, and Bobby Shows, all of White City; and many
grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were conducted Monday, March
31, 2008, at 11:00 a.m. EDT at the White City Baptist
Church. Interment followed in the family plot in Holly Hill
Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations
be made in Mr. Vandevender's honor to the American
Heart Association.
All services were under the direction of the Comforter
Funeral Home.



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We Need To Get This

"Look Nicky, we need to get this, "nine year-old
Justin pleaded. "Put that back," Nicky grumped.
Justin glanced down at the magazine he held in
his hand. With one last convincing attempt, he
said: "It says: faith."
I don't know if Justin has been to church
enough times to really understand faith. But he
knew it meant new life-maybe a miracle.
The Bible tells of a crippled man who spent
years at the doors of the church begging. Apostle
Peter came by one day and injected faith into
this man's hopeless life. And in a split second
his life changed. The Bible says, "Faith in Jesus'
name put this man. .. on his feet--yes, faith and
nothing but faith put this man healed and whole
right before your eyes.4' From a cripple, to a man
'jumping and praising God."
Justin's fingertips sensed the glossy magazine
paper, as if he was holding faith in his hands.
The Bible says, "Faith is the substance of things
hoped for."
Nicky, his older sister by a dozens years,
almost yelling: "No, put it back!"
No big deal. He's only a kid. Right? But, can
we look at the beyond-the-apparent of Justin's
life?
His dad will be incarcerated at least a half
dozen more years. In a few weeks his big sister
will be in jail--again. While his mom works full
time; her drug problem, seemingly managed, can
sometimes roar back.
All hope vanished from Justin's face, he
turned a hundred and eighty degrees, shuffled
three paces and plopped the magazine on the
shelf. He put faith on the shelf. No miracle. No
jumping. No praising God.
Justin, you are so right: "We need to get this."
Is faith at your fingertips? Grab it! "Faith is the
substance..."
-Rick Leland


"Our Church can be your home"

first Church of the 9azarene
2420 Long Avenue Port St. Joe, Florida 32456
(850) 229-9596
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'fsalm 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 B (atist Churcf/
102 THIRD STREET PORT ST. JOE

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 pin
Wednesday Night Adult Prayer Meeting ............. 6:30 pm
Wednesday Night Children's Ministry activities ....... 6:30 pim
Wednesday Night Youth Ministry activities ........... 6:30 pim
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of it did poison the mind,
body and soul. Friends it
is natural to want food and
it is truly needful to survive
and sustain life. But not
the way men partake of it.
To make my point I will
use the words of Jentezen
Franklin, "the tool satan
used to tempt mankind
with that caused the fall
was food. So to deny one-
self of it as Christ pre-
scribed would take away
satan's power and show
the Lord that we want
HIS WILL more". You
might say by fasting we can
tie the hands of the enemy
by using the tools Jesus gave
us. Remember what the
Lord said in Matthew 16.
The Lord told the Disciples
in verse 19, "and I will
give unto thee the keys
of the kingdom of heav-
en: and whatsoever thou
shalt bind on earth shall
be bound in heaven: and
whatsoever thou shalt
loose on earth shall be


loosed in heaven".
There are many who
give and pray as Jesus has
instructed us to do but truly
not many find it in them-
selves to fast. But fast-
ing is a vital part of the
instructions that Christ
gave. Most do not think
about it because most spiri-
tual leaders just don't teach
or minister it's importance.
I personally believe that it
is very important because
it is truly part of the recipe
that Christ gave. It is the
completion of the giving and
praying portion.
Folks, to fast really puts
the individual that does so at
the place of crucifying his or
her flesh. It opens you and
me to do battle spiritually
by killing or defeating the
flesh that was our weakness
in the first place. Through
out the Bible we find fasting
to be mighty to the pulling
down of strong holds. Old
and New Testament spiritu-
al leaders as well as Christ


himself defeated the enemy
with fasting. You might say
it puts satan in his place
"UNDER YOUR FEET".
Well I hope that this has
been a blessing to you over
the last three weeks. And
maybe if we, the Church,
would place more prece-
dence on denying our self
and applying the three tools
together REVIVAL MIGHT
JUST COME TO OUR
TOWN! "If my people,
which are called by my
name, shall humble
themselves, and pray,
and seek my face, and
turn from their wicked
ways; then will I hear
from heaven, and will
forgive their sin, and
will heal their land". (2
Chronicles 7:14)
God bless you and I
will see you next week.

Pastor Tim
LightHouse Pentecostal
Ministries


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
maintain in our Christian
walk. They are Giving,
Prayer, and Fasting. Last
week we looked at praying.
Now let's look at Fasting.
Moreover when ye
fast, be not as the hypo-
crites, of a sad coun-
tenance...anoint thine
head, and wash thy
face...that thou appear
not unto men to fast,
but unto thy Father
which is in secret: and
thy Father, which seeth
in secret, shall reward
thee openly. (Matthew
6:16a, 17, 18)
Why fast? To answer
one might go back to the
Garden of Eden. It was the
desire of food that caused
death to enter the picture.
The forbidden fruit was not
poison itself but the desire

Fifth Sunday
Fellowship Services

Philadelphia Primitive
Baptist Church will host
its quarter fifth Sunday
Fellowship Services.
Elder Huett Sampson
and the Mt. Zion Primitive
Baptist Church congrega-
tion of Panama City will
be conducting the morn-
ing worship services that's
scheduled to start at eleven
o'clock. The hosting pastor,
the Elder Jessie Hawkins
extends an invitation to the
community to come out and
be blessed.


The family of the late
Eartha Mae Shackelford
wish to thank you for all
your prayers and kindness
shown during the illness and
passing of our loved one.
Words cannot convey our
appreciation for the cards.
calls, flowers, foods and all
the rest that helped us dur-
ing our times of bereave-
ment. Special thanks to Bay
Medical Selective Care Unit
and Bay St. Joseph Care.
Thank You
The Shackelford and
Pittman Family.


Miranda Brogdon and her family would like to thank
everyone for their sincere prayers as she recovers at Bay
Medical Center from injuries sustained in a recent car
accident.
Your prayers are of great comfort during this time of
healing and recovery.
Miranda Brogdon



Fleeca Lancaster Memorial Service

A memorial service for Fleeca Thomas Lancaster will
be held at the Beach Baptist Chapel at St. Joe Beach on
April 5 at 2:00 p.m. EST. Covered dish.


By Mickie Anderson

Tax season is one of
the most stressful times of
the year. And a University
of Florida expert cautions
against making common
mistakes that can complicate
matters as we go about
accounting for our income
with the federal government.
So Michael Gutter, an
assistant professor in family
financial management with
UF's Institute of Food and
Agricultural Sciences, has
compiled a list of Americans'
top 10 tax-season gaffes.
1. Not making use of
VITA (Volunteer Income Tax
Assistance) sites. If your taxes
aren't terribly complicated-
you don't own a business
or have a lot of investment
income to report-then VITA
is an underused resource
worth checking out.
"That's the first thing I


would tell people, is to make
use of those sites. They have
a lot of oversight by state
regulatory agencies and
the IRS and they're audited
internally before tax forms
are sent up and approved
and they're e-filed for free,"
he said. "It's a free service,
done by people who literally
work with tax code day in
and day out."
Check with your local
county extension office or the
Florida Prosperity Campaign,
www.prosperitycampaign.
com, to find your closest
VITA site.
2. Not keeping organized
records and missing
deductions or credits you
deserve.
Gutter said taxpayers
should keep in mind that
the tax code is designed
to promote and encourage
good-citizen type behavior:
Getting an education, taking


care of your children, buying
a home, giving to charity, etc.
"There are so many
opportunities for people
to try and save legitimately
between deductions and
credits," he said. "A tax credit
is a dollar for dollar reduction
in your tax liability, so by not
taking advantage of it. you're
really giving away your own
money."
3. Not using your kids
to your best (tax-saving)
advantage.
If you have children,
Gutter said, a number of
tax credits might be relevant
for you. If you have college-
age offspring, there are even
more.
Go to www.irs.gov
and search "education tax
credit."
4. Not realizing that if
you're struggling financially,
you might be eligible for the
Earned Income Tax Credit,


a credit for low-income
workers. Even if your income
isn't high enough to require a
tax return, you can still get
the credit.
Go to www.irs.gov and
type "Earned Income Tax
Credit" in the search box.
5. Spending your tax-
refund windfall instead of
filling out IRS Form 8888.
The two-year-old form can be
used to automatically funnel
your tax refund into one or
more accounts, such as a
savings account or an IRA or
other safe place where you
won't be tempted to spend it
on an impulse item.
Go to www.form8888.
org.
"It helps people with the
self-control issue that we all
have with money," Gutter said.
"It burns a hole in everyone's
pocket, it just depends on
what temperature it burns in
your pocket and how fast."


He advises taxpayers
to use tax refunds sensibly:
Reduce debt first, put money
toward retirement or pay
bills.
6. Not realizing you can
go back and amend previous
years' returns.
If yvou ind this year that
you haven't been taking a tax
deduction you're legitimately
eligible for. Gutter says,
it's perfectly acceptable to
go back and file amended
returns for those years.
7. Buying into the
hype over speedy refund
anticipation loans.
Unless you are in a true
financial emergency, tax
refund anticipation loans are
"not typically in people's best
interest." Gutter said.
The loans are similar
to paycheck advance loans,
he said. The "refund" you
get is generally the refund
you would have gotten if
you'd waited-minus a fee or
interest.
8. Not realizing you can
make IRA contributions for
the previous year up until tax


filing day.
So until April 15, 2008,
you can contribute to your
IRA for tax year 2007.
9. Delaying filing a return
without a good reason.
This just leaves your
refund in the government's
hands when it could be
accruing interest for you,
Gutter said. There are some
instances where it might
make sense to sit on one's tax
return until the last minute-
such as waiting to pay Uncle
Sam if you still owe taxes,
as a way to keep the money
working for you until the last
moment.
10. Breaking the law by
lying on your taxes or not
filing a return at all.
"We always tell people,
even if you owe the IRS
money, work on it you're
not going to get away with
this for very long," he said.
"And if you don't know how,
to file your taxes, get some
help. But not filing is not in
your best interest."


Rev. Mac Felrher
PASTOR
Jereny Dixon
Director of Yotuth Ministries
Deborah Loyhess
Director of Chiderei'n Ministries
Ani Coeforter
Music Director


K//I The friendly place to worship!


First Baptist Church

MEXICO BEACH
Located at 823 N 15th St., Mexico Beach
Corner of 15th 'r California 648-5776
SCHEDULE OF SERVICES
Worship Sundays at 10:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.
Bible Study Sundays at 9:00 a.m. (all ages)
Wednesday Prayer and Bible Study at 6:30 p.m.
Please note, all times central!
Reverend Eddie LaFoiintain


BEACH BAPTIST CHAPEL
A 311 J Columbus St. St. Joe Beach, FL 32456
A LIGHTHOUSE FOR THE LORD
SUNDAY: General Assembly 9:45 a.m. ET' Blible Study all ages 10 a.m. TF
Morning Worship 1I1 a.m. ET Evening Worship 6 p.m. IET
Tuesday: Choir Practice 7 p.m.
Wednesday: Kids for Christ 6 p.m. /Prayer Meeting & Youth Group 7 p.im.
"0 taste and see that the' Lord is good: blessed is the m1an that trusteth' in Him.
Please ascept this iitestinaton to join uis in worship. God bhcss you!
Please' cl tsrs f yotttt sltitriii i fttedts.
www.beachchapel.org
Pastor David Nichols
Church 647-3950 Home 769-8725
IYOU EEA I DEl10REVlhSPhS AL 4-95


Chuiircjhi of Christ
at tlIe BeachIes
Established 33 AD in. Jerusalexm


We meet at 350 Firehouse Road
Overstreet ~ 850.647.1622
Sunday Bible Study 10:00 a.m. EST
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Wednesday Bible Study 7:30 p.m. EST
"W7e are about ouir Father's business"


Jesus is Lord and He is waiting
FOR YOU AT:
0igl)jlab ihew 3aptist cjurdlj
382 Ling Street Highland View
Port St. Joe, Florida 32456
(850)227-1306
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship 11:00 a.m.
Evening Service 7:00 p.m.
Mike Wes, rook, Discipleship Trnining 6:00 p.m.
Pastor Wedcnesay Prayer 7:00 p.m.





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Join us in worship ... P. LSt. Joe
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Contemporary Service 9:00 a.m,
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The Science Guy on the Move


by Cheslee Williamson &
Colby Gay
It was one ordinary
morning of 5th grade when
the bell rang to go to third
period at Wewahitchka
Elementary School. Our
third period class is science
and our teacher is Mrs.
April Bidwell. When we got
to class there was a note
on the door telling us to go
to the football field. When
my class got to the football
field there was a guy there
with a van. In front of the
van were rockets. I figured


today was going to be a very
exciting day for all the 5m
graders!
It wasn't long until we
found out that the man in
the van was Jonathon. He
was going to show us how
to blast rockets all the way
across the field at different
angles. He had to tell us
how it worked. He said,
"First the air from the bicy-
cle pump will go, to the
stand the rocket will be on.
Next you put a cap on it
so it will stop the air from
coming out. Then you put
the rocket on so that all


the air pushes the cap off
and it will push the rocket
into the air causing it to
fly across the field. Are
there any questions before
we begin?"
Then we got started.
Most everyone had trouble
getting the caps on or get-
ting our angles set straight.
First we put on a normal
cap, which we thought was
pretty simple, most of the
time. We shot the rock-
et with the normal cap at
three different angles: 30,
45 and 95 degrees. After a
few pumps with the bicycle


pump, it got harder and
harder. After we shot our
first rocket, we went out to
where our rocket landed
and used a tool to mea-
sure its distance in meters
and recorded our results.
We did that with all three
angles, and then Jonathon
gave us a "super" cap to use.
He warned us that it was
going to be harder to put on
and harder to pump, but we
were ready! When we got
it, my partner and I had to
ask for help every time! We
managed to put on the cap.
Then we had to pump it up,
and I thought I was com-
pletely ready until it was
time. I had to get help every
time. When we got through
recording our data, the next
class was here, so sadly the
day of science was over. On
the way out I could hear
someone saying, "That was
a blast! Get it?" I laughed
and laughed.


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Elementary School


Project

Graduation
Important Meeting
Monday April 7,
2008
6:30 p.m.
Port St. Joe High
School
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VFW Groups Provide


Lunch for WES Class


Faith Christian students
participated in th second
annual Learning Fair last
Friday, arch 14. Projects
were displayed in the Multi-


Lauren Costin, first
place winner (5th and 6"'),
stands in front of her intri-
cately detailed replica of The
Parthenon.


Science first place winner
(51h and 6th grades), Caitlin
Godwin, chose to investi-
gate palatal preferences in-
shrimp, of course.


Purpose Building from 8:30
to noon. Research topics
were chosen from history,
science, literature, or Bible
Competition was open to
grades five through twelve.
Students had to pres-
ent their research, along
with a model and a back-
board, to three judges, and
answer impromptu ques-
tions. Projects included
the "History of Tape," the
"Battle of Iwo Jima," "The
History of St. Joseph,"
and the "Vietnam Veterans
Memorial Wall."
From the fifth and sixth
graders, first place went
to Lauren Costin with the
"Parthenon," second place
to Lexie McGhee with the
"History of the Parch Creek
Indians," and third place to
Allen Davis with the "Ark of
the Covenant." From sev-
enth and eighth grades, first
place went to Mary Caitlin
Bouington with the "Battle
of Gutal Canal," second
place to Abagail Davis with
the "Leaning Tower of Pisa,"
and third. place to Olivia
Moree with "Heartworms."
In the high school division,
Derek Barfield secured
first place with his "Roman
Coliseum." Second place
went to Trevor Burch
with "The History of Video
Games," and Darcy Trauger
took third place with her
presentation of Joan of
Arc." In the science divi-
sion, Caitlin Godwin won
the award for fifth and sixth
grades, and the seventh and
eighth grades award went to
Sarah Smith.


Sarah Smith (71t and 81h), first place winner, explains her
findings on The Vacuum Effect.


On March 26th, the
Men's VFW Post 8285 and the
Ladies VFW Auxiliary pro-
vided a delicious lunch for
the students in Mr. Brown's
class. Flora Blackman, Ann
Mann, Millie Schofield, and
Viola Kemp provided ham,
cheese, and creamed cheese
sandwiches on homemade
French bread, along with
macaroni and cheese and
punch. Joe Paul, from the
Men's VFW group, brought


two hot pizzas to augment
the menu. The Ladies VFW
Auxiliary also provided
Easter baskets for each
child. Both organizations
continue to be regular sup-
porters of projects at the
school. As this school year
comes to a close, it is our
hope that more adults will
become involved in the edu-
cation and well being of our
school students.


Boyd To Host


Military Academy Day


First place winner (7'h and 81h) Mary Caitlin Bouington
relates details of her research of the Battle of Guadacanal.


In the high school division, first place winner Derek
Barfield explains his findings on the colossal Roman
Coliseum.


On Saturday, April 19,
2008, Congressman Allen
Boyd (D-North Florida) will
host his annual Military
Academy Day. High school
freshmen, sophomores,
and juniors who are inter-
ested in attending one of the
U.S. military academies are
encouraged to attend. As
part of the application pro-
cess, students are required
to have 'a congressional
nomination submitted on
their behalf.
The event is free and
open to students and par-
ents who are interested in
learning more about our
nation's military academies,
requirements for admis-
sion, and the appointment
process.
Congressman Boyd and
members of his staff will
be joined by representatives
from each of the service
academies: U.S. Military
Academy (West Point),


Naval Academy, Air Force
Academy, Merchant Marine
Academy, and Coast Guard
Academy. Representatives
from the ROTC units of
Florida State University,
Florida A & M University,
and the University of Florida
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School/High Tech Club of
Gulf County participated
in a Disability Mentoring
Day on March 28. Seven
students from Port St. Joe
High School were paired
with local business mentors
to spend the morning career
shadowing their mentors.
The students
experienced first-hand a
variety of career situations,
from watching a massage
to working with a personal
trainer. Jonathan Williams,


Commissioner


April 17 at


For

please


who was interested in real
estate, said, "I guess all
that math I'm learning is
important," after working
with Ron Baumgartner of
Beach Realty.
Sara Woodrow was
excited about being able
to go on patrol and ride
"in the front" of the police
car. Steven Fennel not
only had the workout of
his life at Coastal Fitness
& Rehabilitation, but also
received a sonar treatment
for his ankle. Ryan


6:30


further


p.m.


Thompson was impressed
with the "Fire Trailer" at
Emergency Management,
which is used to train fire
fighters and emergency
medical technicians how
to handle house fires.
Jonathan Ross toured all
the background offices and
departments at FairPoint
Communications and was
especially interested in
the Computer Mapping
Stations.
In the service area,
Shtavia Thompson worked


eastern to

concerning


information,


contact Don Butler at


850/229-6111.


Publish: March 27, April 3 & April 10, 2008


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with Missy Gant at Vision's I
Hair Salon. She not only A
washed hair but got a
new "do" herself. Kristine
Mathes was able to watch
David Oakley of Donamelia's
give a massage to a good-
natured volunteer.
Students, business
mentors and parents ended
the morning's mentoring i
sessions with lunch at
Sunset Coastal Grill.

The High Tech/High School students and mentors.

Wewahitchka Elementary School

Students of the Week March 24-28


K-Michael Watson*, 1st Shelby Sloan, 2nd Eddie Hunter, 3rd Isaiah Vickery, 4th Jeff
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FUNDING REQUEST


The Gulf County Tourist Development

Council is now accepting Funding

Requests for the 2008-2009 fiscal year.

Request forms may be picked up at the

TDC office (Robert M. Moore Admin.

Bldg.) or you may call Paula Ramsey

Pickett at 229-7800. All requests need

ot be turned in by MAY 8, 2008 at 4:30

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local students
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remains to apply for your
Better Business Bureau
Foundation of Northwest
Florida's 2008 Student
Ethics Scholarship. Your
BBB Foundation is currently
accepting applications from
students in Bay, Calhoun,
Escambia, Franklin,
Gadsden, Gulf, Holmes,
Jackson, Liberty, Okaloosa,
Santa Rosa, Wakulla,
Walton, and Washington
county high schools.
The program offers
nine $1,000 scholarships to
current high school juniors
and seniors who plan to
attend an accredited col-
lege in the United States or
Canada.
"The scholarship is
designed to reward stu-
dents who personify ethics
and personal integrity," said
Norman Wright, President
and CEO of your BBB.
"Today's students are the
leaders of tomorrow, and
the ethics and integrity they
forge today will guide them
as they transition into the
professional world."
Local leaders from
business and academia will
serve as judges and award
the scholarships based on
criteria including leader-
ship, community service,
academic achievement and
an essay response on build-
ing character.
Award recipients will
be notified in April and
awards will be presented
in conjunction with the
BBB Foundation's Torch
Awards for Marketplace
Ethics luncheons on May
8 in Pensacola, May 13 in
Panama City and May 15 in
Destin.
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contact their principal or
guidance counselor, or
download an application
at Entries must be post-
marked by April 4, 2008.
For more information,
or to inquire about sponsor-
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your BBB at 850.429.0002,
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PUBLIC NOTICE

A Public Hearing will be held at a special
Planning and Development Review Board
(PDRB) meeting on Tuesday, April 15,
2008 at 8:45 a.m. EST, and at the Board
of County Commissioners (BOCC) meet-
ing on Tuesday, April 23, 2008 at 6:00
p.m. EST. Both public hearings will be
held in the BOCC Meeting Room at the
Robert M. Moore Administration Build-
ing, 1000 Cecil G. Costin Sr. Blvd., Port
St. Joe, Florida. The public hearings will
be to discuss and act on the following:

Final Plat Approval by Indian Lagoon,
LLC for a 7 unit subdivision Parcel ID
#03181-OOOR in Section 20, Township
9 South, Range 10 West, Gulf County,
Florida Subject to all Federal, State and
Local Development Regulation state and
unstated.
Variance Request Salty Ventures LLC.
- Parcel ID #06269-985R in Section 18,
Township 9 South, Range 11 West, Gulf
County, Florida encroachment into side
setback next to a pedestrian access ease-
ment
Reopen Small Scale Land Use for Moses
Medina Parcel ID #01041-060R Agri-
cultural to Residential.
Public at Large
Staff

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


Traylor will hold


Town Hall meeting on Thursday,


provide information


the Overstreet Water project. The

meeting will be held atthe Overstreet

Fire Department.



This is the last opportunity to

determine if you meet the income

requirements to receive a no cost

connection to the new central

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GULF COUflY SHERIFF'S REPORT Launch Sex Offender Alert System


The Gulf County
Sheriff's Office will be con-
ducting vehicle safety check-
points 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 was arrested on a
violation of probation war-
rant.
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 center
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 Wewahitchka
concerning complaints of
a drunk man knocking on
doors, Gedffery 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.
On 03/22 deputies
responded to a report of
a man exposing himself at
Salinas Park. The reporting
individual was able to get the
tag on the suspect's vehicle.
Investigators arrested Roy
G. Norris, 59, on 03/25 for
indecent exposure.
On 03/25 a vehicle


driven by Donnell Alonzo
Hills, 38. for a traffic viola-
tion, Hills was arrested for
DWLSR a passenger in the
vehicle Eric Elton Wood,
32, was arrested for viola-
tion of probation.
On 03/27 Robert Lee
Colvins Jr., 21. was arrest-
ed on a warrant for viola-
tion of probation the origi-
nal charges was, DWSLR.
On 03/26 deputies
responded to a domestic
disturbance, when they
arrived the suspect had
already left the area. Early
the next morning they
received information that
the suspect Richard Scott
Dague, 43, had returned
to the home. Deputies
arrived at the house but
Hague would not come to
the door, K9 Sibal was put
into the house through a
window, Dague surrendered
as soon as he saw Sibal. He
was arrested for aggravated
assault, battery, violation of
probation, and failure to
appear.
On 03/27 Geoffery A
Hodges, 40, was arrested
on a warrant for failure to
pay child support.
On 03/27 deputies
responded to a call of a
man beating a women in
the parking lot of a local
convenience store. When
the arrived they saw that
the victim had blood cover-
ing her shirt, they arrested
the suspect Gregory Alan
Bearden, 56, on charges of
domestic battery.
On 03/28 Michael
Allen Hammond, 27, and
Randall Ray Holden, 28,
were arrested for failure to
pay child support.
On 03/28 deputies
stopped a vehicle on Hwy
98 for a traffic violation,
during a search of the vehi-
cle they found about $600
worth of crack cocaine. They
arrested Jeremy Jermaine
Turrell, 20, for possession
of crack cocaine with intent
to sell; Turrell was on pro-
bation in Franklin County


for sale of cocaine he was
also charged with violation
of probation.
On 03/28 deputies
arrested Samuel Jefferson
Harden, 60, for failure to
register as a convicted felon
and violation of drivers
license restrictions.
On 03/29 deputies
responded to a domestic
disturbance in the Beacon
Hill area, they determined
that the suspect Gary Kline
Chisholm, 51, had violated
an injunction for protection
and battered two victims,
he was arrested for viola-
tion of an injunction for
protection and two counts
of battery
On 03/29 avehicle driven
by George Mark Thompson,
44, was observed weaving
back and forth crossing the
fog line and the centerline
on Hwy. 98. The vehicle
was stopped and the driver
was arrested for DUI.
On 03/29 a vehicle driv-
en by Sandra Kay McKenzie,
52, was stopped on Hwy. 71
in Wewahitchka. The driver
gave deputies permission
to search the vehicle; they
located a safe in the rear
seat that contained several
bottles oflortabs and hydro-
codone. McKenzie stated
that the medication was her
ex-husband's and she kept
them in a safe to keep him
from abusing the medica-
tions. When questioned fur-
ther McKenzie admitted to
selling the medication. She
was arrested for possession
of a controlled substance
with the intent to sell. The
medication seized had a
street value of approximate-
ly $3,000
On 03/30 Christopher
Frank Alvardo was arrested
on a warrant for introduc-
tion of contraband into a
state correctional facility.
During the week of
03/24 03/31 Gulf County
Dispatchers handled 331
incidents including 27 calls
for emergency medical ser-
vices.


Florida Department
of Law Enforcement
Commissioner Gerald
Bailey and local law
enforcement partners
today unveiled a new
and innovative feature on
Florida's Sexual Offender/
Predator Registry Web site.
Citizens can now sign up
to receive e-mail alert noti-
fications when a registered
sexual offender or predator
moves into their neighbor-
hood or within a radius
of any other designated
location. Citizens can
also opt to track address
changes reported by select-
ed registered offenders or
predators. The service is
offered statewide and at no
charge.
"I am proud that
Floridians have access to
one of the most compre-
hensive sexual offender
and predator registration
systems in the nation," said
Governor Charlie Crist.
"This new sophisticated
tracking tool will actively
notify citizens of updates of
most interest to them and
their families."
"I can't offer our citi-
zens a better example of
the use of today's technol-
ogy by state and local law
enforcement," said FDLE
Commissioner Bailey.
"We can't knock on every-
one's front door, but we
can deliver information to
everyone's desktop."
FDLE developed the
notification service at the
direction of the Florida
Legislature as part of the
state's compliance with
the federal Adam Walsh
Act. Citizens may select
an unlimited number of
addresses and/or offenders
and predators to track, and
can update their selections
at any time. The alert sys-
tem will send e-mail noti-
fications within 24 to 48
hours of an address change
to the state's registry.
The Florida Offender


Alert System is offered
through FDLE's Web site
and the sites of a num-
'ber of local law enforce-
ment agencies throughout
the state. Additional law
enforcement agencies are
providing portals and links
to the Alert System every
day. Citizens are encour-
aged to visit their local
law enforcement agency's
Web site first to register
for alerts and access local
safety information. Several
law enforcement agencies
already have in place simi-
lar notification systems.
"Local law enforcement
is the front line for protect-
ing Florida's communities
and we're always looking
for ways to work together
to bolster public safety,"
said Baker County Sheriff
Joey Dobson, President
of the Florida Sheriffs
Association. "This system
will be used to alert mil-
lions of Florida families to
the arrival of sexual offend-
ers and predators in their
neighborhoods, and is truly
an example of maximizing
today's technology to safe-
guard our citizens."
"Once again, Florida
is on the cutting edge of
technology producing a
valuable service to our citi-
zens. It is incumbent upon
us to make sure that the
public we serve have the
tools available to be noti-
fied and the ability to track
registered sexual offend-
ers or predators in their
community," said Florida
Police Chiefs Association
President Chief H.C. "Skip"
Clark, II, of the Juno Beach
Police Department. "I
applaud the efforts of our
law enforcement partners
throughout the state in
their commitment to make
this program a success."
FDLE has made mul-
tiple enhancements to the
Web site. In 2005, in con-
junction with then Attorney
General Charlie Crist, the


Department added a neigh-
borhood search function
that allows users to enter
any address in Florida
and search the registry for
sexual offender and preda-
tor registrants within a one
quarter to five mile radius.
It also generates maps of
where each sex offender
and predator resides and
provides information on
vehicles and/or vessels reg-
istered to sexual offenders
and predators. In 2007,
FDLE added the abil-
ity to search for an e-mail
address or instant message
screen name to determine
if it belongs to a registered
offender or predator.
In 2008, the registry
was awarded a Gold Award,
the highest rating, by the
Web site TopTenReviews.
com. The site commended
Florida's registry for being
one of only three states that
tracks offender's e-mail
addresses and instant mes-
sage screen names. Florida
is also the only state to
have earned an A+ rat-
ing by the advocacy group
Parents of Megan's Law.
Through the Public
Safety Information Act of
1997, Florida became the
first state to list sexual
offenders and predators on
the Internet and to make
the same information avail-
able through a 24-hour/
day hotline. The FDLE Sex
Offender/Predator Registry
currently houses data on
more than 47,000 regis-
tered sex offenders and
predators and the Web
site averages more than
500,000 searches per
month. Citizens can regis-
ter for the alerts by visiting
their local law enforcement
agency's Web site or by vis-
iting www.flsexoffender.net
or www.fdle.state.fl.us.


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1100

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR GULF COUNTY,
FLORIDA

File Number 08-17PR
PROBATE DIVISION

IN RE: ESTATE OF
VERONICA LOUISE LAR-
KINS
Deceased.

NOTICE TO CREDI-
TORS
The administration of the
estate of VERONICA LOU-
ISE LARKINS deceased,
File Number 08-17PR, is
pending in the Circuit
Court for Gulf County,
Florida, Probate Division,
the address of which is
Gulf County Courthouse,
1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr.
Blvd. Port St. Joe, Florida
32456. The names and ad-
dresses of the personal
representative and the per-
sonal representative's at-
torney 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
of this notice must file their
claims with this Court
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 April
3, 2008.

Attorney for Personal Rep-
resentative:
Charles A. Costin
Post Office Box 98
Port St. Joe, FL 32457
Telephone: (850)
227-1159
=lorida Bar No. 699070


Publish April 3 & 10, 20081 CASE NO.: 08-12-CA


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR GULF COUNTY,
FLORIDA
File Number 08-20PR
PROBATE DIVISION

IN RE: ESTATE OF
FRANK SISK
Deceased.

NOTICE TO CREDI-
TORS
The administration of the
estate of FRANK SISK de-
ceased, File Number
08-20PR, is pending in the
Circuit Court for Gulf
County, Florida, Probate
Division, the address of
which is Gulf County
Courthouse, 1000 Cecil G
Costin, Sr. Blvd. Port St.
Joe, Florida 32456. The
names and addresses of
the personal representa-
tive and the personal
representative's attorney
are set forth below.

ALL INTERESTED PER-
SONS ARE NOTIFIED
THAT:

All creditors of the dece-
dent and other persons
having claims or demands
against decedent's estate
on whom a copy of this
notice is served within
three (3) months after the
date of the first publication
of this notice must file their
claims with this Court
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 OFA
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 April,
3, 2008.

Attorney 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:
Charles T. Sisk
2653 Avenida Del Sol
Navarre, Fl. 32566

Talman P. Sisk
418 Grail Dr.
Tallahassee, Fl. 32301

Publish April 3 & 10, 2008


VANDERBILT MORTGAGE
AND FINANCE, INC.,
Plaintiff,
vs.
KIMBERLY TAYLOR; and
UNKNOWN TENANT IN
POSSESSION,
Defendants.

NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: Kimberly Taylor
6600 Lois St.
Panama City, FL 32404
Last Known Address

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

All the following described
property lying on the West
side of the Kemp Ceme-
tery Road:

Beginning at the Southeast
corner of northeast quarter
southwest quarter, Section
12, Township 4 South,
Range 11 West, and run
North along the quarter
section line a distance of
77 feet and 8 inches for a
point of beginning; From
this point of beginning,
continue running North
along quarter section line
a distance of 77 feet and 8
inches; thence run West
1320 feet more or less, to
quarter section line;
thence rung South along
quarter section line a dis-
tance of 77 feet and 8
inches; thence run East
1320 feet, more or less, to
the point of beginning.

Said parcel also being de-
scribed by recent survey
as:

Commence at the South-
east Corner of the North-
east Quarter of the South-
west Quarter of Section 12,
Township 4 South, Range
11 West, Gulf County, Flor-
ida; thence North 77.67
feet; thence continue North
77.67 feet to an old terra
cotta monument; thence
North 89 degrees, 59 min-
utes 24 seconds West
953.25 feet to a bent rebar
lying on the Westerly right
of way line of Kemp Ceme-
tery Road, said point being
the POINT OF BEGINN-
ING; thence from said
POINT OF BEGINNING
run West 397.35 feet to a
concrete monument;
thence South 00 degrees
08 minutes 05 seconds
West 77.67 feet to a rod
and cap; thence South 89
degrees 59 minutes 59
seconds East 389.83 feet
to a rod and cap lying on
the Westerly right of way
line of said Kemp Ceme-
tery Road; thence run
along said right of way line
North 05 degrees 39 min-
utes 56 seconds East
78.05 feet to the POINT OF
BEGINNING, containing
0.70 acres more or less.
TOGETHER WITH A 2006
CLAYTON MANUFAC-
TURED HOME BEARING
SERIAL #
WHC015877GAA /
WHC015877GAB

And which postal address
is: 257 Kemp Cemetery
Rd., Wewahitchka, Florida
32465.

has been filed against you
and you are required to
serve a copy of your writ-
ten defenses, if any, to it
on Mark J. Home, the


NOTICE OF

APPLICATION FOR

BRANCH RELOCATION

Please be advised that Coastal Community Bank, 12141
Panama City Beach Pkwy, Panama City Beach FL 32407, has
applied with the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation to re-
locate their Port St, Joe office. The office is currently in opera-
tion at 505 Monument Ave. and permission is being requested
to relocate to 202 Marina Dr., Port St.Joe, FL.

Any person wishing to comment on this application may file
his or her comments in writing with Mark S. Schmidt, Re-
gional Director of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
at the appropriate FDIC office, 10 Tenth St., N.E., Suite 800,
Atlanta, GA 30309-3906 not later than 15 days from the
posting of this notice. The nonconfidential portions of the
application are on file at the appropriate FDIC office and are
available for public inspection during regular business hours.
Photocopies of the nonconfidential portion of the application
file will be made available upon request.


1100
Plaintiff's attorney, whose
address is 720 Blackstone
Building, Jacksonville,
Florida, 32202, within thirty
days after the first publica-
tion, on or before April 12,
2008, of the Notice of Ac-
tion, and file the original
with the Clerk of this Court
either before service on
the Plaintiff's attorney or
immediately thereafter;
otherwise a default will be
entered against you for the
relief demanded in the
Complaint or petition.
DATED on 6th day of
March, 2008.

BECKY NORRIS
CLERK OF THE GULF
CIRCUIT COURT

/s/Jasmine Hysmith
as deputy clerk

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

CASE NO: 07160CA

DEUTSCHE BANK NA-
TIONAL TRUST COM-
PANY AS TRUSTEE FOR
THE CERTIFI-
CATEHOLDERS OF
GSAMP TRUST 2005-AHL
MO R T G AG E
PASS-THROUGH CERTIFI-
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
DEFENDANT(S)

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,

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


1100 -J
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

/s/Jasmine Hysmith
Deputy Clerk

Publish March 27 & April 3,
2008

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 OFI
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 Circuit Court Of
The Fourteenth Judicial
Circuit In And For Gulf
County, Florida

Case No.: 07-433-CA

Prosperity Bank,
Plaintiff.
vs.
CQ Development, LLC,
and James A. Cox. Jr.
Defendants.

NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE is hereby given
that, pursuant to an Order
or Final Judgement
entered in the
above-captioned case, I
will sell the property
situated in Gulf County,
Florida, described as:
Lot 34, WindMark Beach,
according to the plat
recorded in Plat Book 4,
Pages 1-5, in the Office of
the Clerk of the Circuit
Court of Gulf County.
Florida.
at public sale, to the
highest and best bidder for
cash, at the front door of
the Gulf County, Court-
house, in Port St. Joe,
Florida, at 11:00 am EST
on April 17, 2008,
Any person other than the
property owner as of the
date of the lis pendens
claiming an interest in any
surplus funds from the
sale, must file a claim for
said funds with the clerk of
court within 60 days from
the date of the sale.
DATED this 10th day of
March, 2008
CLERK OF COURT
/s/Jasmine Hysmnith
Deputy Clerk

Publish April 3 & 10, 2008


Prosperity Bank,
Plaintiff,
vs.
James A. Cox, Jr.,
Unknown Spouse of
James A. Cox, Jr., John
Doe #1, Jane Doe #1,
John Doe #2, Jane Doe
#2,
Defendants.

NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE is hereby given
that, pursuant to an Order
or Final Judgment entered
in the above-captioned
case, I will sell in two
separate sales, the
property situated in Gulf
County, Florida, described
as:

(I) Lot 3, Block A,
Seagrass Subdivision, ac-
cording to the plat re-
corded in the public rec-
ords of Gulf County, Flor-
ida, in Plat Book 5, page 1,

(II) Lot 4, Block B,
Seagrass Subdivision,
according to the plat re-
corded in the public
records of Gulf County.
Florida, in Plat Book 5,
page 1.

at public sale, the the
highest and best bidder for
cash, at the front door of
the Gulf County,
Courthouse, in Port St.
Joe, Florida, at 11:00 am
EST on April 17, 2008,

Any person other than the
property owner as of the
date of the lis pendens
claiming an interest in any
surplus funds from the
sale. must file a claim for
said funds with the clerk of
the court within 60 days
from the date of the sale.
DATED this 10th day of
March. 2008,

CLERK OF COURT
/s/Jasmine Hysmith
Deputy Clerk

Publish April 3 & 10, 2008




NOTICE OF INTENT TO
APPLY FOR FEDERAL
ASSISTANCE

The City of Port St. Joe,
Florida is complying with
requirements of 7CFPR
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,
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


MAINTENANCE I
$10.50/HOUR

Application and job de-
scription may be picked
up and returned to the Mu-
nicipal Building, 305 Cecil
G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port
St. Joe, Florida 32456.
Application period is
opened until position is
filled.

The City of Port St. Joe en-
forces a Drug-Free
Workplace and is an EOAA
Employer.

Publish: April 3, 2008



Notice of Public Sale
COASTAL TOWING AND
ROADSIDE SERVICE,
INC. gives Notice of Fore-
closure of Lien and intent
to sell these vehicles on
April 14, 2008, on 09:00
a.m. ET at 8082 W. Hwy
98, Port St. Joe, FL 32456,
pursuant to subsection
713.78 of the Florida Stat-
utes, COASTAL TOWING
AND ROADSIDE SERV-
ICE, INC. reserves the
right to accept or reject
any and/or all bids.
1996 Chrysler Vin#
1C3XU4530F590466
1998 Acura Vin#
19UYA2254WL008373
1990 Buick Vin#
2G4WB14L9L1438177

Publish: April 3 & 10, 2008



NOTICE TO RECEIVE
SEALED BIDS

The City of Port St. Joe will
receive sealed bids from
any qualified person, com-
pany or corporation inter-
ested in providing under-
ground utility construction
services for the following
project:

BASIN 7 REHABILITA-
TION

This project will provide re-
habilitation to Basin 7 San-
itary Sewer in the City of
Port St. Joe. Basin 7 is
currently serviced by one
wet pit dry pit duplex lift


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demolished and replaced
with a dual 12' diameter
wet-well submersible lift
station. The Basin 7 Reha-
bilitation project will also
have a new 8' diameter
wet-well submersible lift
station, 4" and 6" force
mains, and a 6" waterline.
The bulk of this project in-
cludes removal and re-
placement of the existing
8", 10", and 15" VCP grav-
ity sewer pipe, 4" service
'laterals, storm pipe and
structures, and street re-
construction.

Plans and specifications
can be obtained at
Preble-Rish, Inc., 324 Ma-
rina Drive, Port St. Joe,
Florida 32456, (850)
227-7200. The bid must
conform to Section
287.133(3) Florida Stat-
utes, on public entity
crimes.

Completion date for this
project will be 425 days
from the date of the Notice
to Proceed presented to
the successful bidder.

Liquidated damages for
failure to complete the
project on the specified
date will be set at $500.00
per day.

Please indicate on the en-
velope that this is a sealed
bid, for the "Basin 7 Re-
habilitation".

Bids will be received until
5:00 p.m. Eastern Time,
on April 29, 2008, at the
City of Port St. Joe City
Hall. 305 Cecil G. Costin
Sr. Blvd. Port St. Joe, Flor-
ida 32456, and will be
opened and read aloud at
5:30 P.M. Eastern Time.
The City of Port St. Joe is
an Equal Opportunity
Employer/Handicapped
Accessible/Fair Housing
Jurisdiction.

Cost for Plans and Specifi-
cations will be $500.00 per
set and is non-refundable.
Checks should be made
payable to PREBLE-RISH,
INC.

The City of Port St. Joe re-
serves the right to reject
any and all bids. All Bids
shall remain firm for a pe-
riod of sixty days after the
opening. A mandatory
pre-bid conference shall
be held at the office of







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Preble-Rish office prior to removed or sold at 830 3220 vewalin clinic located in ou at the largest vacation w/W/D hkups, $60/mo 8502296859.
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regulation of contractors WANTED 1866 8 850-249-1011. Receptionist rav ico Bch, half block from State Hwys 160 & 285.
doing business to the Looking for quality used Web Id #33982175 Maintenance MINISTORA gulf 2 br, 1ba, deck, car Historic District Monte
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regular meeting of theFront Desk Clerk 2br 1 bath house on 1 acre-
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ST JOE NATURAL GAS Healthcare/CNA!Aide package to full time em- term lease $600 mo. $500
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DOCKET NO. come Center) at 5 PM.All Multi-family Sale HR Clerical Assistant pp o s supplement your current 850 sq. It. warehouse
persons are invited to at- w/many items.,e 6s ho. 17UT0 HMOTEMARINE
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Sone wanting to appeal an PJ habilitation Center is a pro- looking for hard Apply in perBson today at $400/mo including lax. / block from the bay, 8100 Antique & Collclibles
On December official decision made on gressive company looking working people each Drive $475 mo.+ dep. Pets okay 8110 Cars
2 1 any subect at the meeting for individuals who haveest Call 14-7400 with pet deposit. 227-3463/ 8120 ports Utility Vehicles
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petition, including the pr- must have a verbatim rec- 801 16th St and are ready to take a customer service island,FL32328 8140 Vans
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fcreas e with the Floridna peal is based. Anyone Motorcycle, Trailer the following positions Summer Jobs! RENT Simmons Bayou. Call I & Accessories
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Public Service ommis-call Gail Alsobrook at Certified Nursing Assist-ouMatch t ose clnenaers, inpel H 82320 -" SailbWats att
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te relief. One or more 3270 Jewelry/Clothing job seeker with each job seeker with each Classified Advertising
ommissioners of the 3280 Machinery/ employer, employer. forthefollowing Department D Road King/Police89.
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1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Bad or NO Credit No and preferences. you a job that matches 3 hr 2 be brick home
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urged to be present at the o 0 RBakers positions: 66ta5s0 he $6o0 mo+dep. (850) 229-1542 16' 2005 Cape Craft, Cen-
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been allowed to speak. INTERVIEW NOW! Management Staff Registered Nurse The Star 6180 Out-of-Town Rentals $75,000 under apprasied prop, GPS/Fishfinder,
Monster Match Bus Person & Bar Back Nurse Practitioner 6190 Timeshare Rentals St George Island, 2 br 1 value. Asking $259,000. FM/AM Radio/CD player,
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g some accommodaq u i r to hand-match each Maitre d' St. Joseph's Bay Country Club is top oven and refrigerator, clean, runs great.
ing some accommodate job seeker with each Matred Emeradunfurnished, no pets, oc- $7,200. 850-227-3687.
tions at the customer employer. Bartender Go to www.Emerald seeking to fill several positions: tagonal on stilts w/deck. 7150
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trative Services at (850) search resource. With 866-769-5627 Job Code 52 6130in White City. Cll for Bas115HP03 Suzuk 4
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413-6770 at least five cal- our extensive contacts, and use train for all the rest. Ask for Gail at 227- 4 br 2 ba TH with pool lo- 527-7387 Ask for Shan- stroke, very good condi-
endar days before the cus- we can show your Job Code 37 to complete your job cated in Mexico Beach, non Hardy tion, ready to fish! Can be
tomer meeting. Any per- job seeker profile to to complete your job seeker profile $900mo, 850-229-8667 or seen at Howard's Creek
son who is hearing or hundreds of top local seeker profile Summer Swim Instructor Lookin for 850-340-0900 Bay County- $8500 Call 827-2369
speech impaired should employers in 300 job Summer wim Instucto L000sf office/residential Fountain Area
thcontact the FPSC by using categories. Let us find hmitrt T mronsrer' qualified instructor to lead swim classes space, Carrabelle, FL. 2.5 Acres, $19,900
the Florida Relay Service you a job that matches ,--- $600/mo Owner Financing B
which can be reached at your skills, experience f monster' .................. ... at our pool throughout the summier 850-562-4996 www.andcallnow.com
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increase washer/dryer. Pool & Ten- deal, 112 Turnstone, in 850-227-9393 for
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quested rate increase. You $1400$1700 permnonh.Fnii more information v ity for errors or omissions of copy. Position of any ad
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12B Thursday, April 3, 2008 The Star, Port St. Joe, FL Established 1937


Serving Gulf County and surrounding areas for 70 years


Local REALTORS go to Tallahassee


March 25 & 26, President Joan
Lovelace, President Elect Rick Watson and
Association Executive Gloria Salinard rep-
resented the REALTOR@ Association of
Franklin & Southern Gulf Counties at
FAR's Great American REALTOR@ Days
in Tallahassee. Meetings were held with
Legislators to discuss the four major initia-
tives on FAR's 2008 Legislative agenda.
The four major initiatives include
property tax reform, and proposals that
will entice property insurance companies
to continue to offer homeowners insur-
ance in Florida. REALTORS also sup-
port legislation to fund affordable housing
programs, reauthorize the state's land
purchase programs and provide necessary
resources to combat unlicensed real estate
activity.
Following is a summary of FAR's 2008
legislative agenda.

Property tax relief and reform


Realtors and Jimmy Patronis


Enforce the "highest and best
use" appraisal standard on commer-
cial property uniformly throughout the
state, and require appraisers to consider
permit and zoning allowances before using
this standard.
Modify statutes governing the
Value Adjustment Board (VAB) appeal
process so that appraisers rely on "pre-
ponderance of evidence," not "presump-
tion of correctness"-a very high standard
to overcome in court-when appraising a
property.
Enact further property tax relief
and reform for recent and first-time
homebuyers. With no Save Our Homes
benefits to "port," first-time homebuyers
pay more than their fair share of the bur-
den under Florida's property tax system.

Property Insurance

Continue state programs that encour-
age property owners to fortify their homes
against storm damage. Since 2006,
the state's My Safe Home Florida
program has issued more than 2,637
grants to homeowners to brace gable
ends on the roof and protect win-
dows, doors, skylights and garage
door openings. Homeowners may
also receive free wind inspections.
Insurers support the program because
it reduces their risk. Property owners
benefit with lower insurance premi-
ums. To date, 95,807 (76 percent) of
participating homeowners are eligible
for an average discount of $210 on
their wind insurance premiums.

Affordable Workforce Housing

Utilize the Sadowski
Affordable Housing Trust Fund
for its intended purpose-to pro-
vide housing to those who need it
most. FAR is asking the Legislature
to invest the entire fund-about $500


million-in Florida's hous-
ing infrastructure. Every $1
million allocated from the
housing trust fund gener-
ates more than $10 million
in economic activity and
creates 100 jobs.

Florida Forever

Reauthorize the
state's land purchase pro-
gram, Florida Forever, and
provide adequate resources
to address future conser-
vation, environmental and
recreation challenges.

Industry Regulation


FAR is working with the Department
of Business and Professional Regulation
to apply additional resources toward
combating unlicensed real estate activity.


AI Lawson met on the issues important to FAR.


Currently, there are three part-timers with
the department dedicated to this cause.
FAR has asked that these positions be con-
verted to full time.


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Port St. Joe Sculptor Recognized in Tampa

Leslie Wentzell Selected as Emerging Artist in Gasparilla Event


Leslie Wentzell was
recently recognized as one
of Florida's top emerging
artists and invited to par-
ticipate in the 25th Annual
Gasparilla event in Tampa.
Wentzell was one of just eight


chosen to participate in the
Mar 1-2, 2008 event and
entered her clay sculptures.
Leslie is a graphic artist
with Coast2Coast Printing
and Promotions, Inc. in Port
St. Joe, and recently had


her work featured at Gulf
Coast Community College.
Held annually in down-
town Tampa the Raymond
James Gasparilla Festival
of the Arts is one of the
Southeast' s premier out-


door shows, featuring paint-
ings, watercolors, drawings,
graphics, ceramics, fiber,
mixed media, sculpture,
glass and digital works.
Rated as one of the
top art shows in the coun-
try, the Festival brings the
works of 300 artists to the
streets of downtown Tampa
and attracts artists from
all over the world. Artists
competed for $67,500 in
prize money, including the
Raymond James Financial
Best of Show award.
A limited number of
emerging artists are select-
ed each year to show in
the Festival from a field of
applicants through a jury
process.
Leslie's entry for the
Tampa event, titled "Heart
of My Heart," is avali-
able for viewing through-
out the month of April at
Coast2Coast Printing &
Promotions, 260 Marina
Drive, Port St. Joe, Monday
thru Friday, 8:30A 5:30P
before being sent to a gal-
lery. The public .is invited
to stop in to say hi to Leslie
and view her work.


Special Tax Preparations Help for Those


Eligible for an Economic Stimulus Payment


On Thursday, April 3
volunteers with the Gulf
County People Helping
People will. offer free tax
preparation at the Senior
Citizens Center on Library
drive from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The goal of this special
event is to help low income
workers, seniors, retirees,
disabled veterans, and oth-
ers who may not have had
to file a tax return in many
years. Many of these people
receive Social Security or
Veteran's Benefits and are
eligible for an Economic


Stimulus Payment but must
file a 2007 tax return to
receive the stimulus pay-
ment.
However, in order to
receive their economic stim-
ulus payment, people in
this group need to file a tax
return if they have at least
$3,000 from a combination
of certain Social Security
benefits (Supplemental
Security Income (SSI) does
not qualify), Veteran's ben-
efits and earned income.
The minimum stimulus
payment for these people is


$300 ($600 for married fil- 1099 SSA), Medicare card),
ing jointly). In addition, the an estimate of the amount
stimulus payments will not of social security, railroad-
count toward or negatively retirement or veterans ben-
impact any other income- efits received, any other
based government benefits, income statements (i.e.
such as Social Security W-2s, 1099 INT if received)
benefits, food stamps, and and the routing and account
other programs. number of their bank, if
Residents who wish to direct deposit will be
have their tax return pre- requested. Residents who be
pared should bring photo requested. Residents who
identification, some proof can be claimed as a depen-
of their social security num- dent on someone else's tax
ber (i.e. A copy of the social return are not eligible for
security card, the social an economic stimulus pay-
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"WHICH ONE COSTS MORE TO INSURE?"
Call Us Before You Buy One.
ROY SMITH, ANDY SMITH,
LAURA RAMSEY, CINDY WARD, KAREN CLARK



HANNI N You re in good hands.
INSURANCE


Phone (850) 227-1133


COMMISSIONER


BILL WILLIAMS


OF DISTRICT THREE WILL HOLD
A TOWN HALL MEETING ON
MONDAY, APRIL 14, 2008 AT
6:00 RM., E.D.T., AT THE BEACHES
VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT TO
DISCUSS ITEMS OF INTEREST TO
YOUR AREA.


PLEASE NOTE THAT
WILL TAKE PLACE
QUARTER.


THIS MEETING
ONCE EVERY


Thank you,
Bill Williams, Commissioner
District 3


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14B Thursday, April 3, 2008 The Star, Port St. Joe, FL Established 1937 Serving Gulf County and surrounding areas for 70 years


Harvest


Early this year, they
added onions, potatoes.
snap beans and corn.
They planted the crops
in mushroom compost,
which Carter termed an
"ideal soil medium."


Bugs are generally not a
problem in the garden, said
Carter, but birds occasion-
ally peck the plump straw-
berries.
"They like 'em just like
humans." he said.


By May, Carter hopes to
give each fiflh-grader a cab-
bage and an onion plant.
Carter believes garden-
ing teaches students, who
live in an increasingly fast-
food age, an important les-


sonl in self-sufficiency.
"In our American lilfe-
style., nany kids don't know
where vegetables come
from. They think they come
from the Piggly Wiggly," he
said.


Fifth-grade teacher dards are met through the
Sharon Hoffman said gar- garden," said Hoffman.
dening teaches her students And for a teacher,
important scientific con- thats a deal sweeter than
cepts.
"Life science, weather homemade strawberry ice
- all kinds of science stan- cream.


Students hit the buffet line.


Port St. Joe Elementary School fifth-graders chow down on fresh corn, broccoli and other
delicacies after a recent garden harvest.


A row of hearty collard greens temporarily escaped the The students spend two hours each week in the garden, County Extension agent Roy Lee Carter instructs students
boiling pot. supervised by Carter. in the lost art of homemade ice cream production.


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