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Obituaries 4B


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YOUR HOMETOWN NEWSPAPER FOR OVER 69 YEARS
70th Year, Number 25 Port St. Joe,' FL 2 Sections 24 Pages


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April 10, 2008




State Investigating County



for Mosquito Infractions


By Marie Logan
Star Staff Writer

Mosquito spraying in Gulf
County has turned into a can of
worms with the state.
After a Wewahitchka
beekeeper complained to the state
about daytime spraying near his
bees two weeks ago, the state is
investigating possible violations of
state law by the county regarding
mosquito spraying.
On March 24 county
commissioner Carmen McLemore
drove a county mosquito spray
truck in his district, spraying
during daytime hours and around
bees in Wewahitchka, in violation'
of, county policy and possible
state regulations.
A beekeeper who saw the
spraying filed a complaint with
the Florida Department of
Agriculture and Environmental
Services (FDAE), the state.
regulatory agency that controls
mosquito spray programs, which
initiated a state investigation of
the violation.
In a special meeting of the
Board of County Commissioners
on April 3, McLemore apologized
to the board for his actions, stating
he had no idea he was violating
regulations and that he was "just
trying to help my'people."
"My only fault was caring
too much, I tried to do too
much," McLemore told the
commissioners.
At the special meeting, the
board voted-- unanimously to
rescind previous board policy
that prohibited daytime spraying
in the north end of the county
where apiaries are located unless
a public health determination
has been issued, and to leave the
determination of when and where
to spray to the sole determination
of certified employees of Gulf
County Mosquito Control.


According to board members
and Mosquito Control employees.,
a state investigator would be in
Gulf County the week of April
7-11, at which time the state
is expected to determine what
penalties, if any, to impose on
the county and/or the Mosquito
Control program.
A call by The Star to the
DAE office confirmed that an
inspector from DAE's Bureau
of Entomology and Pest Control
will be in Gulf County this week
investigating the situation.
McLemore admitted to
driving the mosquito spray truck


Online Video

See Commissioner Carmen
McLemore's apology on our
website, www.starfl.com.

and spraying during the daytime
and in the vicinity of bees, while
instructing the Mosquito Control
employee in the truck with him
to take 'notes and addresses
of mosquito "hot spots" that
McLemore showed him.
He did not know his actions
were in violation of state law,
McLemore said, and he did not


know how serious an infraction
it was.
McLemore said he did not
yet know what penalties the state
would impose on the county or
the mosquito control program.
According to both McLemore
and Joe Danford, director of the
Gulf County Mosquito Control
program, penalties could range
from a slap on the wrist for the
county to a shut down of the entire
mosquito control program.
Also fines could be imposed,
ranging from nominal amounts

(See MOSQUITO on Page 6A)


As seen in this aerial photo, the beach renourishment project on St. Joseph Peninsula is making steady
progress in rebuilding the severely eroded beach. See page 11A for a story on the economic impact of the
beach project.


A Savory



Affair


Marjorie Schelloes ol
Tallahassee donated this painting
to the "A Taste of the Coast" art
auction, to be held Saturday night
at the Centennial Building.

Festival Showcases Food, Art

Despina Williams
Star Staff Writer

We've witnessed examples
of hybrids in both the art and
culinary worlds. Take, for
instance: mermaids, centaurs,
broccoflower.
As an event, "A Taste of
the Coast" represents another
instance of inspired intermixing.
Part chef sampler and part
fine art auction and exhibition,
with proceeds benefiting art and
culinary scholarships, "A Taste of
the Coast" has become a popular
event for art and food lovers
alike.
Now in its fifth year, '"A Taste
of the Coast" has a new location
-.Jetty Park in Port St. Joe and
several new featured artists.
The two-day event begins
this Friday at 7 p.m. (ET) at the
Centennial Building in Port St.
Joe.
For the admission price of
$10, attendees will sample heavy
hors d'oeurves and preview the
artwork featured in Saturday
night's auction at the Centennial
Building.
According to event co-
organizer Dana Boyer, artists
(See ART on Page 2A)


Port St. Joe Commission


Gingell Announces Run


Lorinda Caroline Gingell an-
nounced this week her intention
to run for the Port St. Joe City
Commission Group 3 seat cur-
rently held by Benny Roberts.
Roberts announced his re-
tirement earlier this year.
Gingell, who moved to Port St.
Joe in 2002 with her son Grant,
is the owner and operator of the
10th Street Bed and Breakfast.
"Since I've moved here I have
attended all but a handful of city
commission regular and special
meetings," Gingell said. "We need
another point of view, another
perspective in our commission.
We have a fairly diverse commu-
nity and that is not reflected in
our commission."
Since arriving in the area,
Gingell has been involved in a
host of organizations and events.
She is a member. of the Hu-
mane Society, the Gulf Alliance
for the Performing Arts and the
Taste of the Coast committee.
Gingell has participated
in Christmas/Thanksgiving for
Young anid Old, Coastal Clean-Up,
the Farmer's Market and Church
Youth Ministry.
She is also actively interested


in the work of the redevelopment
agency, is- part of the grassroots
organization aiming to convene
an economic summit and is a
.member of the Chamber of Com-
merce.
"I think it's important to pro-
tect the legacy in this town so we
don't become another cookie-cut-
ter coastal town," Gingell said. "It
is important, at the same time, to
focus on the best way to improve
infrastructure to take us in to the
next five, 10, 15 years and be-
'yond.
"We need to look at the fu-
ture. We have so much potential
and we need to work toward real-
izing that potential."
Gingell, who was born and
raised in St. Louis, Mo., holds a
master's degree in education ad-
ministration from St. Louis Uni-
versity and served as a principal
at a pre-K-8 parochial elementary
school.
She noted that during her
time at the school she brought a
$50,000 deficit into the black af-
ter her first year and helped re-
structure the school and its cur-

(See GINGELL on Page 5A)


Lorinda Gingell


Gary Woodham


Mexico Beach Council


Woodham Seeks Re-Election


To the Voters and Residents
of Mexico Beach:

On April 22, each voter
in Mexico Beach will have the
opportunity to do something that
has made our country great -
Votel I'm Gary Woodham and I'm
currently serving as a member of
the City Council and have served
for the past three years. During
those years, I've made decisions
and supported positions that
have helped the citizens of Mexico
Beach. Our city has progressed
and many vital items of interest
to our citizens have been realized.
I have a record of progress and
achievements not a record of
promises. Please let me touch on
a few of the items I've supported:
Property Taxes I've voted
every year to reduce property
taxes..
Senior Homestead Exemption
- I voted to increase the exemption
by an additional $25,000.
Law Enforcement After
a career in law enforcement I
understand what it takes to keep a
community safe. Our Department
of Public Safety is well trained, well
equipped and does an excellent


job. We have a safe community
and I've supported efforts to keep
our police force modern.
Recycle Program I voted
to start the recycle program last
summer.
Sidewalks I voted for the
plan to build a sidewalk along
Highway 98.
Community Park I voted for
the plan to rebuild our playground
and tennis courts.
Building Height I voted to
keep the restriction on building
height unchanged.
Pier I voted to resurface the
pier and extend the pier at no cost
to the citizens.
Canal I've consistently voted
to keep the canal open and viable
to 'all citizens. I voted for the
rebuilding of the west jetty a
$400,000 project that was funded
without any cost to Mexico Beach
citizens. I also voted for the
rebuilding of the east jetty and
the sand by-pass system which
is being installed now. I also
supported a recent engineering
study to develop more boat and
car parking along the canal.
Beach I voted for the plan
(See WbODHAM on Page 6A)


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Art -- From Page 1A


The following items will be on the auction block at

Saturday night's 'A Taste of the Coast" fine art auction:


have donated over $9,000
worth of artwork in a
variety of media, including
paintings, photography,
handcrafted jewelry,
woodwork and pottery.
Boyer, who founded
the event with friend Patti
Blaylock five years ago,
said she was pleased to
receive calls from several
new artists interested in
donating their work.
All contributing artists
will have an opportunity to
exhibit their work during
Saturday's festivities at
Jetty Park from 10 a.m. to
4 p.m.
As of last Thursday,
21 artists had signed on to
exhibit.
Saturday's events will
include a classic car show,
kid's art activities and
performances by several,
local musicians.
Gulf County students
will also be displaying
their entries in the second
annual "Creative Coastal
Creatures" 3-D art contest
spearheaded by former
'"A Taste of the Coast"
scholarship recipient
Kimberly Shoaf.
Contest winners in four
age groups will receive cash
prizes courtesy of the St.
Joe Company..
The Kids Win fishing
tournament will, be
happening nearby at the
St. Joe Marina, and Boyer
hopes the crowds will
spill over to '"A Taste of the
Coast."
Saturday's main event
begins at 6 p.m. inside the
Centennial Building, where
ticket holders can bid on
items in the silent and
live auctions and sample
food from a variety of local
restaurants.
Items in the silent
auction include signed
first editions of a John
Grisham novel, Paula Dean


cookbook and Tony Bennett
coffee table book, featuring
the silver-haired crooner's
original artwork.
Proceeds from the
auctions and ticket sales
benefit scholarships for
Gulf County students and
endow the Gulf County
Scholarship fund.
Last year, 'A Taste
of the Coast" gave five
$1,000 art and creative
writing scholarships
and one $2,000 culinary
scholarship.
Since beginning its
scholarship program, '"A
Taste of the Coast" has given
$11,000 in scholarships
and placed $18,000 in the
scholarship endowment
fund.
The Gulf County
Scholarship Committee
and the Forgotten Coast
Chapter of the Florida
Restaurant and Lodging
Association are sponsoring
this year's event, along with
several local businesses.
The sponsorships
underwrite all expenses
so that proceeds can
exclusively benefit the
scholarships.
Boyer thanked area
sponsors for their continued
support of the event.
"Even in an economic
crunch, the local business
community has been so
supportive," said Boyer. "I
didn't have as many major
sponsors, but I had a lot of
people who wanted to ,help
with the effort."
For more information
on '"A Taste of the Coast"
and its art and culinary
scholarships, visit the
eveit's website at www.
atasteofthecoast.com.
To volunteer to help
with Saturday's children's
art activities, contact Dana
Boyer at 850-227-3777.

(See ART on Page 3A)


Mahogany, walnut and
maple bowl by Bobby Pollack
of Mexico Beach


Cubist painting by Jennifer Bonaventura of Panama City


Blue wave platter by Geri Anderson of Port St. Joe


Woven beaded
necklace by Emilie Pritchard
of Panama City





Tickets

Advance tickets for the "A
Taste of the Coast" preview
party ($10) and main event
($30) may be purchased
in advance at the following
location's:

Bayside Savings Bank
Port St Joe 850-229-7700
Mexico Beach 850-648-6727

Sunset Coastal Grill
Port St Joe 850-227-7900

Superior Bank
Panama City 850-763-8500
Port St Joe 850-227-1416
Tallahassee (Killearn) 850-
668-3563

Tickets can also be purchased
at the door.


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of FRLA invite you to attend "A Taste of the Coast, An Artful Affair, 2008."

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,


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prize drawings for a golf cart, flat screen TV

and laptop computer, and much more!

Venues for 2008 are Port St.Joe's

historic Centennial Building and

new Jetty Park. For additional

event and lodging information,

4W C visit www.atasteofthecoast.com.


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 Despina Williams
Star Staff Writer

Russell Scaturro calls
his career as a glass artist
a "hobby gone awry."
Though he was exposed
to glass art throughout his
childhood his Grants
Pass, Oregon birthplace
is home to a prominent
glass forge and his mother
was a skilled glass etcher
- Scaturro, 27, initially set
his sights on becoming a
rock star.
At age 19, Scaturro's
exposure to the work of
Orlando glass bead makers
made a lasting impact.
"I was fascinated with
the whole fire process,"
said Scaturro, who now
lives in Mexico Beach. "I
fell in love with glass and
hobbled around with it for
a few years."
Scaturro recalled the
moment his hobby went
"awry." He was 22, and
determined to commit his
life to the pursuit of art.
"I decided (glass work)
is what I wanted to with my
life, and I cut everybody off
- old friends, family. I sold
anything that I had that was
valuable to get materials,"
he said.
Scaturro continued to
work full time, pursuing his
art for eight hours a night.
For many years, he slept
little more than two hours
a day.
"Everything I did was
to sacrifice for the craft. I
didn't have a social life for
years," said Scaturro.
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What does Earth Day mean to
your community? Show us!
All posters will be displayed at WindMark
Beach Saturday, April 19. Trophies will
be awarded for first, second and third
place posters in each of grades K-5.
(Trophy presentation at 2pm.) One
overall winner will be chosen for a
boy's or girl's beach cruiser!
Entry Deadline: Mon, April 14
Contact your school for more details.


Open to the Public!



AllF"
Activities ..

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

Pets are welcome!

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

Food fundraiser for new
SaltAir Farmer's Market


Learn more about WindMark Beach and The St.Joe Company: CALL: 850-227-2400 I 866-227-9007 1 VISIT: ww.JOE.com
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became a full-time "flame
worker," using a torch to
melt and manipulate glass
rods and tubes in a variety
of colors.
Once the method
favored by bead makers
and other hobbyists,
flame work has become
increasingly recognized as a
fine art, said Scaturro, due
to scientific advancements
in tools and materials.
Scaturro's work
includes glass goblets,
vessels, wedding cake
toppers, pendants and
marbles.
In one of his most
unusual contract jobs,
Scaturro crafts glass
memorials featuring the
suspended ashes of loved
ones.
"I'm constantly trying
to design and develop new
things that are good and
affordable," said Scaturro.
Though his work has
been featured in several
prominent galleries,
Scaturro has decided to
begin promoting his own
work at several upcoming
craft and art shows.
After years
of abandoning all
relationships to pursue his
craft, Scaturro now enjoys
a more balanced life.
He delights in taking
care of his "girls": wife,
Staci and daughter Byrd,
though he continues to pull
all-nighters.
Scaturro recently
purchased a large oven
that has enabled him *to
create larger glass pieces,
and he spends some of his
time crafting pendants and
marbles in a friend's shed.
With no formal training,
Scaturro continues to
broaden his artistic
horizons.
"Glass work is the art
of continually adjusting,
and you can apply that to
any art or business," said
Scaturro.
"I'm still striving and
struggling to make things
happen, and by doing that,
I'm constantly evolving."


Pottery by Sara Ross of Port St. Joe,
Carol Penrod of St. Joe Beach and Anne
Eason of Indian Pass; mask by Linda
McGlothlin of Mexico Beach


We do not inherit the earth
from our ancestors, we
borrow it from our children.
Natve American.Proverb

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Mexico Beach artist
Russell Scaturro donated this
28-inch glass phlow vessel
to the "A Taste of the Coast"
fine art auction. He will be
exhibiting his work in Jetty
Park on Saturday from 10
a.m. to 4 p.m.


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Government





Entitlements


While seemingly separate events and issues, the
county's ongoing jostling with the looming budget and
a commissioner's excursion with a Mosquito Control
truck are, upon closer look, threads from the same
cloth.
That would be the fabric of entitlement fed by a
vision that extends only as far as the next re-election
cycle.
Commissioners can expound and pontificate and
provide all the presentations and PowerPoints they
desire, but little empathy is likely to be coming from
taxpayers who have subsidized the spending binges
of this decade.
The county is facing tough obstacles, no question,
as the folks in Tallahassee try to address a taxpayer
uprising and shrinking state economy by doing what
the folks in Tallahassee do so well: pass the buck.
Though the extent of the actual relief is dubious
when state lawmakers provide loopholes such as
a super-majority vote four of five commissioners
- that could generate a 10 percent increase in prop-
erty tax collections and another that allows, provided
there is voter approval, to, in Gulf County's case,
more than double the millage rate.
The only saving grace on that latter discipline-
avoidance mechanism is there seems no way county
voters allow commissioners further pocket-dipping.
What voters would have surely liked to have seen
instead of the binging of the past six or seven years
would have been a Board of County Commissioners
with more of a long-range plan, more of a horizon on
how to spend the money in times of plenty.
When. the real estate market was going great guns
and the county was realizing double-digit increases
in property tax increases that would have been the
time to think about what might happen if the goose
stopped laying golden eggs for a time.
Commissioners were reaping so much additional
money, from $6 million in 2000 to over $13 million
in 2005, over the first five years of this decade that
would have made a fine time to allocate for things such
as rainy-day funds, infrastructure improvements and
setting aside the money required suddenly a battle
cry for unfunded state mandates.
Instead of padding a workforce/patronage system
- take your pick by roughly 150 percent, the flush
times would have been the opportunity to pour the
foundation for the future by, a new concept under-
standably, actually thinking about the future.
Now that the checks have come due, some com-
missiohers aren't even entertaining the idea of making
substantive cutbacks to property tax collections, even
while forcing them on to constitutional officers, a few
of which are still operating on roughly the same man-
power as 10 years ago.
And if the notion that somehow diluting the
impact to county property owners by approving an
addition to the sales tax that neither sunsets nor


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specifies what the new dollars wbuld be earmarked
for is supposed to be soothing to property own-
ers, that is simply a demonstration of the disconnect
between commissioners and the real worlds of their
constituents.
The public has seen enough of spendthrift ways
the past six or seven years to dissuade taxpayers from
throwing good money after bad.
And for the one commissioner, according to the
Property Appraiser's website, who does not feel prop-
erty owners' pain, paying no property taxes, to cham-
pion the sales tax concept is the height of irony or
maybe hubris?
This constitutes long-term vision? One gained
from experience, which, in the case of two commis-
sioners, spans two decades?
Not, apparently, when one day, should a commis-
sioner get his back up, he essentially commandeers a
Mosquito Control truck during the day and sprays in
the vicinity of beekeepers, some of whom have had a
long-running issue with the county about spraying.
In fact,, this same commissioner spent meeting
time several years ago raking over the coals the head
of Mosquito Control for doing pretty much the exact
same thing, other than the spraying in question then
was at night and care was taken to avoid any apiar-
ies.
But when you are one of the five with keys to the
flefdoms and this is part of your flefdom, you do what
you want, when you want, and the consequences be
darned.
It was hard to tell last week if the commissioner
in question was apologizing for his'actions or for get-
ting caught.
It is still unclear if, under state regulations, he
even has anything to apologize for, so unusual are the
circumstances.
And there sure was no indication in his apology
that he gave one whit about the mosquito situation in
the rest of the county, just his district.
Sure, he violated the county's own rules, one's he
pushed for a couple of years ago, but this is not the
first time, and surely seems unlikely to be the last,
that a commissioner acted as if bound by rules solely
their own.
That is, how the county ends up with 24 parks
but no shelter that will be opened during a major
hurricane because the county won't be able to sustain,
. fiscally, the insurance exposure.
That is how the county operates without a work
order policy, how the workforce has far, far out-paced
services and a leaky courthouse can go unfixed for
five or six years.
Entitlement some county commissioners wear
it like a new suit.
And last week provided clear examples of where,
exactly, that has gotten the county.


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Spring
"Where is this thing going?"
We paused for a moment. The
truth was w6 didn't know.
"Maybe," Ricky Hale didn't
seem real sure and he hadn't said
anything yet, "it will end up in
Memphis."
There was. more silence.
Memphis? That was all the way
down on the river. It sounded far
away! And, from 'all I had heard,
it must be pretty big. I was think-
ing more like Milan or Jackson
but I reckoned Memphis would be
alright-
"It won't matter." Bobby Brewer
interrupted my thoughts. "It will be
away from here."
We all nodded in agreement.
I don't know what fills a young
man.....ok, a young boy.....with the
notion that the grass is .always
greener just down the road. Or, as
in our case this beautiful crisp April
morning, just down the tracks.
We had climbed up in one of
the rail cars on the siding out by
Moseley's Feed and Seed store.
It was the first day of our spring
break. We weren't about to spend
the week sitting at the house! We
had plans!
When you live the first twelve
years of your life in a town so
small they kept the population
chart on a chalk board beside the


Break Elicited Big Plans!


city limit sign, you were
always making plans! "I'm
tired of school, I'm tired of
Miss Mary Ann, I'm tired of
my brother whipping up on
me, I'm tired of the same
old cows and the same old
barn and the same old gar-
den.....I figure anyplace this
thing ends up in, is going to
be better than here." Hollis


Mayo about summed up our |
whole lives in one sentence.
"We/could start our own busi-
ness." Larry Ridinger said it like
there wouldn't be nothing to it.
We all nodded again. Little details
like what kind of business, where
to put it, how you figure cash flow
and income streams, management
tiers, production schedules, world
market competition, work force
issues, etc. could all be figured out
as we counted our profits. When
you are out for spring vacation
'and not cooped up in Miss Mary
Ann's six grade class anything is
possible!
"It's getting hot in here." Buddy
Wiggleton wiped some mostly imag-
inary sweat off his brow. "I'm ready
to get moving. The quicker I get out
of this town, the better!"
"What kind of business could
we all work together at?"
More silence.


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I couldn't remember a day
of my life without Ricky, Bobby,
Larry, Hollis and Buddy. They just hudd
always were. We didn't expound on box
it much, but we were best buddies. and
We shared "things" with each other. town
We felt mostly the same way about Mem
school, church, baseball, root beer, had I
water balloons and magnets. We all trees
had "ridden the barrel" down that we v
big hill by George Sexton's house. to di
We invented ways to speed up city
time. And in our neck of the woods such
in 1959, that was tantamount to able
being-able to survive each day.
We certainly were not sepa- sprir
rated by any social, economic or was
political situations. Didn't any of was
us have anything! ents
"What if this train doesn't go their
to Memphis?" Buddy broke the They
stillness. "Will that mess up our trip
plan?" the c
You can't blame us for figuring by" i


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past Woodrow Kennon's store
and Bill Argo's Gulf Station.
Surely life had more to offer
than a slice of hoop cheese
and a checker game while the
men waited for Bill to change
their oil! We were learning a
right smart of reading and
arithmetic; our problem was
how to relate it to a world
that we had never seen and
didn't figure the pictures
were doing it justice.
Maybe that's why we were
tled up in the corner of this
car, all sweating a little now,
waiting for our ride out of
. We had talked before of.
phis. Jane Hill allowed they
buildings down there as tall as
. We weren't that gullible but
were bound and determined
scover for ourselves what the
contained that could produce
a lie out of the usually reli-
Janel
We felt trapped! Here it is
ig break and not one of us,
going anywhere. A vacation
out of the question. Our par-
were too busy trying to keep
respective farms solvent.
might could take a short
(if someone would look after
cows). when crops were "laid
n September. But not in the


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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.


spring! And, besides, it wouldn't
do me, Leon and David Mark any
good if by some miracle our folks
decided to take a trip. Their idea
of a vacation was to go see Pa and
Gran over near Leoma. They lived
so far out that the Grand Ole Opry
was a week late getting back there
to them.
We were not in this box car
by accident. Something good was
bound to happen if we just wished
hard enough!
The truth was didn't none of
us have much of a plan; except to
find a way to escape the sameness
of a small town existence and the
boredom of the same chores over
and over. At our house Leon, as the
oldest, was expected to take the
lead in the farm responsibilities.
You see my problem right off. Leon
had an all powerful aversion for
anything resembling work! Every
time Daddy turned his back he
was making me or David do what-
ever it was that he was supposed
to be doing I cleaned up after
Leon, the cows, mules, nine pigs, a
coop of wild settin' hens, two yard
dogs.......
No wonder we were in a box
car making ready to leave this
place forever! We had plans on top
of plans. We were going to be world
famous. People were going to come
from miles around just to shake
our hands-
"I'm getting hungry."
"Me too."
"Those cornflakes don't stick
with you like sausage and bis-
cuits."
"Let's mosey on to Aunt
Beatrice's house. She's always got
something on that big table." We
climbed out of the box car and
scrambled over to the big two story
house on West Magnolia.
Memphis would have to wait.
Respectfully,
Kes


II.


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WITH KES

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council Group 4, Sunset Park (next to the El Governor), 5-7 p.m. CT

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April 22 city election for city council position Group 4, 7 a.m.-7 p.m. CT,
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The First-Ever SaltAir Market


The Star, Port St. Joe, FL Thursday, April 10, 2008 5A


Four Candidates Qualify for City Election


John Reeves, Lorinda Gingell and Keith Jones submit their qualifying documents to
Gulf County Supervisor of Elections Linda Griffin. Reeves, Gingell and Jones are running for
Group 3.


This summer will see a
new look to the Port St. Joe
city commission, as two
new faces join the board
after city elections in May.
Qualifying by the April
2 deadline for the Group
3 seat, currently occupied
by Commissioner Benny
Roberts, were Lorinda
Gingell, owner of 10th
Street Bed and Breakfast;
Keith Jones, a local
certified public accountant;
and John Reeves, owner of
Cabinets by Reeves and a
former city commissioner.
Rex Buzzett. owner and


pharmacist of the former
Buzzett Pharmacy, was the
only candidate to qualify for
the Group 4 seat, currently
held by Commissioner
David Horton.
Linda Griffin, Gulf
County Supervisor of
Elections, reminded the
public the city's election
books close April 14 at 5
p.m. ET.
Early voting for the Port
St. Joe city election begins
April 28 and runs through
May 10. Early voting is
available 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Monday through Saturday


at the Elections Office
on Williams Avenue. No
Sunday voting is available.
The only voting location
for the May 13 election will
be the Port St. Joe fire
station behind city hall
on Williams Avenue. The'
polling station will be open
from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. ET
on that day.
Griffin said that anyone
wanting to vote by absentee
ballot for the city election
should call the Elections
Office immediately at 850-
229-6117.


Mother Nature did
little to cooperate with
the soft opening of the
SaltAir Farmers' Market
last Saturday, but this did
not deter the 200 or so
enthusiastic people who
came out! But Mother
Nature will haveherway, and
many of the farmers were
unable to pick their crops
due to the recent rain. Jack
Simmons of Crescent Moon
Farms was there, complete
with mounds of beautiful,
delicious, and picked-
that-morning produce.
He also brought shopping
bags already loaded with
seasonal produce: mustard
greens, leaks, collards,
sprouts, radishes and
arugula (popular in France
and Italy for ages and now
a very popular green in the
US and Great Britain) for
those who have signed up
for the CSA (Community
Supporting Agriculture).
We are all patiently awaiting
the wonderful berries
and tomatoes to come
into season as summer
approaches!
Also on hand were
beautiful ceramics, Tupelo
honey, fresh seafood
including shrimp, clams,
flounder and oysters with
Ed's Red, baked goods, a
variety of tomato plants,
fresh herbs and custom
SaltAir shopping bags. Jodi
and Antonio of Provisions
were on hand for a cooking
demonstration while Randy
and Barry provided live


music.
It truly


was a festival


atmosphere, with people
coming and staying
around to visit and enjoy
the event. Mayor Mel anid
Helen, Waterfronts Jim
Garth, EDC's Tom Graney,
Republican Party Chair
Gary Ross, Chamber
President Ralph Roberson
and TDC director Paula
Pickett were there. There
were people from Tyndall
AFB, Cape San Blas, Indian
Pass, the Beaches as well as
out-of-town visitors.
We offer hearty
congratulations to the
Market Board: Amber
Davis. Jodi Perez, Sandra
Chafin, Kim Harrison,
and Dr. Jennifer Taylor of
FAMU. We offer our sincere
gratitude to Dr. Taylor
for her dedication to this
project and for her role as
the contact person to the
growers. Thanks to the City
of Port St. Joe for approving
the event and providing city
property for the location.
Thanks to Paula Picket of
the Tourist Development
Council for providing
funding for marketing and
advertising. The PSJRA
is fortunate to have the
opportunity to support
the market by funding the
market research through
Waterfronts Partnership
and providing additional
funding for the purchase
of tables and tents, the
market's non-profit
application, scholarship
programs for vendors,
and other programming,
including live music. The
primary criteria for the


Redevelopment Agency to
provide seed money to the
market was founded on
the statistics that farmers'
markets also increase
business in the adjacent
retail areas. Later that day,
I visited three shops, one in
each block of Reid Avenue,
to ask if the traffic increased
during the market. One
shop estimated a 150%
increase in traffic, and the
two others noted steady
and "robust" traffic-
definitely more than a
typical Saturday morning.
One last note on the
fresh produce subscription
program: You may wish
to know that the number
of participants in the CSA
program is limited, and
16 out of the possible 25
have already signed up.
Please call Amber Davis
at 541-3981 or email her
at to reserve your spot.
As a member, you will
receive fresh produce every
Saturday (pick up from
11 to noon at the market
location on Costin Blvd.
and Reid when the market
is not open) at a cost of
$100 for five weeks.
The grand opening
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scheduled for Saturday,
April 19, from 9 AM until
noon. Come early and stay
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s life: sometimes as the
Is spin you'd think hel-
hair took precedence
safety.
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ly too much work.
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out Cameron is a bit
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Gingell From Page 1A


riculum to focus on higher
level thinking skills.
Gingell also taught
middle school government
and social studies and was
a "Who's Who of America's
Principals, Millennium Edi-
tion."
Gingell has also owned
her own cafeteria-style res-
taurant, worked in the hos-
pitality and retail business
as well as advertising and
public relations. She also


worked in a comptroller's
office.
"If we want to create
an atmosphere that is at-
tractive to new businesses,
we have .to improve infra-
structure, work with the
schools and clean the city
up," Gingell said. "And we
want our kids to be able to
come back and get a good
job or have the ability and
atmosphere to start their
own business."


room.
Beyond that, though,
there was too much fun to
be had with balloons and
letters and other things that
didn't require that nasty
combination of work and
safety.
We are trying .again
Sunday with a larger out-
side party for all his little
friends at a local park. We
won't be hard to miss.
Grandma will be the
one pushing a small bicycle
with training wheels in the
center of a throng of scream-
ing children. Cameron will
be the one running away
and Jennifer will be tossing
"Letter Phonic" shapes at
Grandma.
Papa? I'm sure there
will be laundry in need of
doing.



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Woodham -- From Page A


to map the beach and build
the beach bern to control
sand erosion both projects
at no cost to the citizens. I
also supported the sand
fencing and planting of sea
oats on the beach.
Boat Launch Ramps -
1 supported building new
boat ramps which will
be don at no cost to the
citizens.

There is still work to
be done and I'm active in


many other areas:
Water )Departmient
- The city equipment in
the water plant is old and
needs work. I voted several
months ago to approve
an engineering study to
determine exactly what
needs to be done to assure
an uninterrupted supply of
clean water.
Reverse 911 This is
a needed system to alert
our citizens. We have been
working on it for several


months. The problem is
that the system costs about
$55,000, which the city
doesn't have. I've supported
our Departmenl of Public
Safety, which has been
working with surrounding
communities to share the
cost. We believe we can have
this system installed as a
partnership arrangement
for about $15,000.
Safety on Highway 98
- The situations with traffic
and safety on Highway
98 are also important
and serious. I supported
a letter that was recently
sent to the Department of


Transportation asking for
a safety and engineering
analysis and developing
options to keep our city
safe.
Post Office I'm aware
of ihe situation with the post
office and have personally
spoken to the Postmaster
responsible for this area.
The Postal Service will not
build a post office in Mexico
Beach, therefore other ways
have to be found to assure
continued postal service,
and I'm exploring other
avenues.
Landscaping I'm
personally ,working to


landscape the pier to make
the area more attractive.

My wife Gail and I have
been residents of Mexico
Beach since 1998 after a
career in law enforcement.
We have five children
and nine grandchildren.
I served four years in the
U.S. Navy and possess a
Bachelor's Degree, which
I earned in night school.
I also graduated from the
FBI, National Academy. My
wife and I are very active
in our church. I have no
conflicting political or
special group affiliations


and my loyalty is to the
citizens of Mexico Beach.
I will be having a BBQ
on Saturday, April 12 at
Sunset Park (next to the El
Governor) from 5-7 p.m.
CT. Please stop by to meet
me and enjoy a great BBQ
sandwich.
Please vote for Gary
Woodham for Council
Group 4 in Mexico Beach
on April 22.
If you have any
questions, please call me at
648-5664.

Gary Woodham


Mosquito From Page 1A


to significant sums, and
possible removal of all state
funds from the program.
Mark Cothran,
assistant director of the
county's Mosquito Control
program, said that could
amount to about $37,000 in
the current budget plus an
additional $50,000 held in
reserve from last year.
Eggs-actly
According to Danford,
last summer, fall and winter
during the drought in
Florida, very few mosquitoes
were evident, because
mosquito eggs need water
to hatch.
However, the
mosquitoes never stopped
laying eggs they simply laid
their eggs in the dust, where
water would eventually
cover the eggs and cause
them to hatch all at once.
All those billions of
mosquito eggs simply lay
dormant until the beginning
of this year, when the rains
finally came.
At that time, Danford
said, nature simply caught
up with itself and began
cranking out billions upon
billions of mosquitoes at
one time, from all the eggs.
It only takes 15 minutes


from the time water hits
a mosquito egg until the
egg hatches, Danford told
commissioners, explaining
why the county is suddenly
Inundated with the biting,
annoying bugs.
The biggest problem
was in the north end of the
county, Commission chair
Billy Traylor said. "because
of the bees," referring to
the numerous apiaries
and individual pockets of
hives located in and around
Wewahitchka and the river
system.
Traylor described
the situation there as a
public health problem that
essentially pitted a lone
beekeeper against 2,000
people.
"Don't get me wrong,
I love bees," Traylor said,
but indicated the county
has frequently sprayed for
mosquitoes within 500 feet
of other Wewa beekeepers
"with no problems."
"We've got to work this
problem out." Traylor said.
The board discussed
the pros and cons of
the current spray times
in and around parts of
Wewahitchka, which are
generally 8 p.m. to 4 a.m.


"That's not helping me our
biggest problem is at dusk,"
Traylor told Danford.
At that point McLemore
said he thought he might be
part of the problem. "I made
a mistake. I messed up. I'
got in the truck and showed
the driver the hot spots in
my district," McLemore told
the board.
He told the meeting that
it was probably "10 times
worse" where he was than in
south Gulf County because
of the river system flowing
through the north end.
I'm just trying to serve
my people. I messed up and
I hate It," McLemore added.
"Hopefully the state won't
slap us too bad."
Perception and Control
Danford pushed the
commissioners to make
an official statement on
record that they would leave
the decisions of when and
where to spray to Mosquito
Control.
"This board can't
control how we [Mosquito
Control] handle pesticides."
Danford told the board,
at which point the board
unanimously passed a
motion allowing Danford
to handle future decisions
about mosquito spraying,
as long as spraying
was handled within the
guidelines of the law.


Danford then told the
board that any spraying
schedule was subject to
change because of weather.
"If we don't have the
[mosquito] trap counts
to justify spraying, we
can't spray. That's state
law," Danford reminded
commissioners. "You hired
us to do a job. Please allow
us to do it," he added.
Danford discussed
at length the weather
conditions under which his
employees could or could
not spray, adding that the
decisions were a mix of
scientific and common
sense. He also reminded
commissioners that if any
mistakes in using the spray
pesticides were made by
anyone, he was personally
liable for prosecution.
Cothran also
reminded the board that
only a certified, licensed
applicator could make that
state mandated mosquito,
trap count and determine if
spraying was allowed.
None of the current
county commissioners hold
the required certification.
Traylor asked Cothran
if he was understaffed and
under-budgeted, to which
Cothran replied, "Yes."
Cothran then explained
that more things entered
into the decisions to spray,
especially if public health
issues arose as detected
by the county's sentinel


chickens.
After admitting that
mosquito spraying was "not
like it was 20 years ago,"
both Traylor and McLemore
said a big public educational
push was needed to explain
to people how mosquito
spraying worked and how it
was controlled.
Cothran outlined his
crew's diverse educational
efforts, but said he did,
not have the manpower
to implement the school
programs that were ready.
"Education in schools
is a very important part
of mosquito control," he
told the board, which then
discussed various ways
of delivering educational
materials to the public.
Another issue
commissioners brought out
was the public perception
of how well the county was
spraying for mosquitoes by
how often people actually
saw the mosquito truck
drive through and spray in
their neighborhoods.
With 42 different
species of mosquitoes in
Gulf County, both day and
night fliers, Cothran said
Mosquito Control could "do
more damage to mosquitoes"
on the south end than the
north end because of their
ability to spray on the south
end during the day.
Traylor replied that
he was a friend of the
beekeepers, but the board


'"must look at all the
population."
Traylor told Danford
that the bee problem in
Wewahitchka was now
Danford's problem to solve.
Earl Miller of Indian
Pass asked the board why
they destroyed bat habitat
by trimming all the county's
palm trees.
"Everybody could use
some education," Miller told
the board, explaining that
bats ate several times their
body weight in mosquitoes
each night, but nested in the
palm trees the county was
always trimming.
Chris Wood, a
beekeeper in Wewahitchka
with over 100 hives, said
the county often sprayed
within 500 feet of his hives
"with no problem." He told
the board that for the next
three weeks everyone's bees
would be along the river
banks for tupelo season
and that it would be a good
time to concentrate spraying
within the city limits of
Wewahitchka.
[Visit the Star's archives
online to read about Gulf
County's award-winning
and nationally acclaimed
mosquito control program:
Clucking For Danger (1-11-
07), Chickens Travel in
Award-Winning Trailer
(4-24-07), County Mosquito
Control Program Employee
Chosen for Exclusive School
(9-27-07)]


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By Marie Logan
Star Staff Writer
County Commissioner
Jerry Barnes announced
TlAesday night that he would
not seek re-election this
year to his current board
seat.
He told the board that
his family needed him more
at the present time, but that
he "would return" at a later
date.
In other business dis-
cussed at the meeting:
County attorney Tim
McFarland suggested the
board set a per-day price
to charge out-of-county and
out-of-state agencies for-
holding prisoners for pick-
up in the Gulf County jail.
Accordingto McFarland,
the Gulf County Sheriff's
Office must transport
inmates released from Gulf
Correctional Institute to the
county jail if the inmates
have other warrants on
them at their time of release
from GCI.
He said inmates often
remained in the county jail
for months at a time await-
ing transportation to the
location holding the war-
rant, all at Gulf County's
expense.
McFarland said a steep
price per day for holding
inmates might make the
other locations "hurry."
The board passed a
motion 5-0 to set a fee.
Commiission chair
Billy Traylor read part of
an e-mail he had received
that was circulating among
the public, he said.
The message, which
Traylor called "just about
criminal in my mind," stated
that the recently-completed
Honeyville storm shelter
was not FEMA-approved
and was worthless to the
community.
He said that storm
shelters were approved by
the American Red Cross,
not FEMA, and called
Gulf County Emergency
Management director


Marshall Nelson to the podi-
um to discuss the matter.
Nelson verified that
the Red Cross, not FEMA,
approves the worthiness of
storm shelters.
Nelson told the board
that the state had revised
the previous Red Cross
standards on about 10
items and the Honeyville
shelter was built to those
current guidelines.
The commission
voted 5-0 to write a letter
to the state legislature to
protest the proposed cuts
to the inmate work crew
program.
Commissioners dis-
cussed the importance of
the county's work crews in
performing a huge variety
of jobs countywide, and the
negative impact such pro-
gram cuts would have on
the county.
Gulf County Health
Department Supervisor
Douglas Kent asked the
board to send a strong let-
ter of support for,the health
department to the state leg-
islature.
According to Kent, the
state is planning to cut
Medicaid's portion of funds
to county health depart-
ments.
"That would be abso-
lutely devastating," Kent
said, reminding the board
that the state cut $160,000
from his budget last year.
Statewide, county
health departments com-
prise one-half of one per-
cent of the state's Medicaid
budget, Kent said.
Last year the state had
$900 million in reserve in
the state Medicaid budget,
he added.
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They then held an
emergency meeting just
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sion meeting.
The state is investigat-
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On March 24
Commissioner Carmen
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mosquito spray truck in
his district, spraying during
daytime hours and around
bees in Wewahitchka, in vio-
lation of county policy and
possible state regulations.
A beekeeper filed a
complaint over the inci-
dent with the Florida
Department of Agriculture
and Environmental Services
(FDAE), the state regula-
tory agency that controls
mosquito spray programs,


which initiated the state
investigation of the viola-
tion.
In a special meeting
of the Board of County
Commissioners on April
3, McLemore apologized to
the board for his actions,
stating he had no idea he
was violating regulations.
At Tuesday's meeting,
Joe Danford, director of the
Mosquito Control program,
said his department came
out "squeaky clean" from
the investigation, with no
violations.
In response to the
board's request for solu-
tions to the county's mos-
quito epidemic, Danford
said the primary issues fac-
ing the county right now
over mosquito control were
a total lack of manpower
and equipment.
Due to Illness, the
department is currently two
employees short from its
four-person crew and only


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has four trucks to cover the
entire county.
The board and Danford
discussed options for
increasing both manpow-
er and equipment, possi-
bly transferring employees
from other departments to
Mosquito Control tempo-
rarily and training them for
spraying.
Outsourcing the
work was not an option,
Danford said, because of
the expense.
A question of working
with current county union
employees was raised, so
the board voted unani-
mously to allow Danford to
poll the union for interest-
ed trainees, negotiate with
the union for county union
employees to help tempo-
rarily, or, failing both those
options, try to hire help
from the public.
Danford was also given
permission to distribute
DEET mosquito' repellant


which his department had
to the county's Parks and
Recreation Department for
distribution to the public
at park events, like softball
games.
Mark Cothran, assis-
tapt director of Mosquito
Control, announced he was
scheduled to tape a pub-
lic service educational pro-
gram for broadcast on the
local cable television show
throughout mosquito sea-
son.
Health Department
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was no health warning in
Gulf County yet for any
mosquito-borne illnesses,
but people needed to be
very cautious in attending
outside events, especially if
they were medically com-
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Kent said people with
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By Marie Logan
Star Staff Writer


At the April 1 Port St.
Joe City Commission meet-
ing several city employees
were recognized for their
achievements.
Glenn Davis, director of
water management for the
city, and commissioners rec-
ognized four employees who
had passed the state certifi-
cation tests in waste water
management.
Recognized were
Clarence Hogue, Jeffrey
Bailey, Curtis Ray and
Matthew Morris.
Mayor Mel Magidson
announced he had talked
just before the meeting to
Peter Heckathorn, of Sacred
Heart Foundation, and
received assurances that
Sacred Heart Hospital was
definitely about to begin
construction of the new Port
St. Joe Hospital.
Magidson reported that
Sacred Heart had had some
issues with engineering and
soil testing, but had already
picked subcontractors for
the project and hoped to


have a construction trailer
on the site by the end of
April.
He also reported that
Hechathorn said the draw-
ings were completed for the
medical office building and
they were pre-leasing ten-
ants.
The April 1 Port St. Joe
City Commission meeting
was continued until 5:30
p.m. ET, April 7 instead of
being adjourned so commis-
sioners could discuss, then
vote, on the seven percent
local preference determina-
tion for city bids.
The meeting was contin-
ued to allow the commission
to discuss some issues on
their earlier determination
to award city bids to local
contractors who presented
project bids within seven
percent of a lower non-local
bidder.
The meeting was to clar-
ify the commission's stand
and objective in using the
local preference determina-
tion and to include both
local and non-local contrac-
tors in the clarification pro-
cess.
The city's local pref-


White Leaving.


By Tim Croft
Star News Editor
Larry White,, principal
at Wewahitchka High School
the past three years, will be
leaving the school effective
in June.
White, who was
described by school board
member George Cox as a
"life-saver in so many ways"
at the high school, submitted
his resignation last month
and it was formally, if reluc-
tantly, accepted by the Gulf
County School Board during
Tuesday's regular monthly
meeting.
"I don't know of anybody
who is glad to see him go,"
Cox said. "When I was told
over the phone I thought
someone had died."
White is widely cred-
ited with improving morale
among students and faculty
and creating an environment
conducive to collegial learn-
ing. He was heavily involved
in a host of student anat
school activities and was a
sizeable and noticeable pres-
ence at the school during his
tenure.
Superintendent of
Schools Tim Wilder said he
had a lengthy conversation
with White and attempted to
keep him in the system and
at Wewahitchka High School,


but White, who stated in his
letter of resignation he was
leaving to spend more time
with family, could not be
dissuaded.
"Where he is in his life,
he deserves this," Wilder
said.
WIRED Grant
On Tuesday the board
received official notification
that the district had received
a WIRED Grant from
Florida's Great Northwest.
The dollars, $24,844
which is to be matched by
the district with /$32,000
and change, will be used
to add a dual-enrollment
math course in partnership
with Gulf Coast Community
College.
The district won a simi-
lar grant last year and used
those dollars to offer a living
sciences course through dis-
tance learning with GCCC.
The course was offered
in the fall at Port St. Joe
High School and during the
spring at Wewahitchka High
School.
The new grant will help
the district establish a dual-
enrollment algebra course
that will be offered next
school year at the two high
schools.
The WIRED Grant pro-
gram is funded through a
three-year, $15 million grant


nmission Travelin
crence resolution became
ffeclive Jan. 15 of this year T el
uit has created confusion Travel to Branson
1mong contractors bidding
On city projects. Glf' County Senior ti
Commissioners admit- Citizens are putting a differ- N
ed that sections of the reso- ent twist on fundraising. d
lution needed to be reword- Always searching for o
ed for clarity, and after two something different to prick b
hours of discussion among peoples' interests and spirit
ontractors and city offi- of giving, the local group is t
ials, the board passed a combining fun with money- c
notion to change the per- saving travel to encourage n
centage of preference given people to enjoy themselves l
o local contractors. while donating to a very wor- ti
The board passed the thy cause. n
mtion 3-1oa ssied"It's the first time we've s
notion 3-1 (Commissioner tried this, but it's a type s
Charles Stevens voting of fundraiser that has a s
1n; Commissioner Benny proven track record," Larry o
Roberts was absent) to give Broome, director of Gulf E
he following local prefer- County Senior Citizens,
ence: said. "If this is a success, we p
Bids up to $50,000 7 might try to do it a couple of U
percent times a year." $
Bids between $50,000 Similar trips carry par- C
md $250,000 6 percent ticipants to Gulf Coast casi-
Bids between $250,000 nos, Colorado, even Niagra o
and $500,000 4 percent Falls.
Bids between $500,000 A percentage of the cost li
md $1 million 3 percent of each trip is donated to n
Bids over $1 million 0 Gulf County Senior Citizens, s
percent and even with a donation E
Other clarifications to built in, the trip is a real
the existing resolution were money-saver. V
o be made at a later date. The fundraising trip b


Wewahitchka


from the U.S. Department of
Labor.
Administered by
Florida's Great Northwest,
a regional economic devel-
opment organization rep-
resenting 16 counties from
Pensacola to Tallahassee,
some $6 million has, been
awarded to 13 districts ,in
the past three years.
The focus of Florida's
Great Northwest is building
a skilled workforce that will
in turn help in luring high-
skilled, high-wage jobs to
the region.
"Growing our own tal-
ent for a diversified and sus-
tainable economy is criti-
cal," said Pam Tedesco, vice
president for workforce ini-
tiatives with Florida's Great
Northwest.
The Gulf County grant
was one of five awarded this
year.
The dollars come on the
heels of the receipt of a
$750,000 technology grant
awarded to the district late
last month.
The WIRED Grant will
allow for some teacher train-
ing as well as the purchase
of video conferencing equip-
ment and calculators.
Budget Concerns
With state lawmakers
considering the education
budget this week and school


board members scheduled
to visit Tallahassee, a repre-
sentative of the Gulf County
Education Association
encouraged board members
to speak with area lawmak-
ers on the budget.
As currently proposed -
and all things budget change
during the 60-day regular
session in Tallahassee by
the day the district would
lose over $734,000 from its
current budget.
With declining enroll-
ment and the county's
designation by the Florida


ig for Dollars:


While Supporting Senior Citizens


akes travelers to Branson,
issouri, Sept. 6-14 nine
lays and eight nights for
nly $835 per person, dou-
ble occupancy.
The price includes
ransportation on a spa-
ious, new, video-equipped
motor coach; eight nights
edging (with four consecu-
ive nights In Branson); 14
meals (eight breakfasts and
ix dinners); admission to
even Branson shows; and a
how and three-course meal
n the showboat Branson
Belle.
According to.Broome, if
people paid individually for
his trip, it would cost over
$1,400. By traveling with the
Gulf County Seniors, people
ee a minimum savings of
over $600.
"With this kind of sav-
ngs, you can save your
noney for the fun stuff, like
hopping and souvenirs,"
Broome said.
"And you don't have to
worry about traffic, getting
ost, nasty public restrooms,


where you're supposed to
be or what you're going to
do," he added. "Just sit back
and relax, because it's all
planned out."
Broome hopes the
large savings and the well-
organized trip will appeal
to many in the area. The
group needs at least 30 par-
ticipants to make the trip a
reality and receive their por-
tion of funds raised.
If you are inter-
ested in the Gulf County
Senior Citizens' trip to'
Branson, Missouri, call Gulf
County Senior Citizens at
850-229-8466 to get on the
list.
Deposits are due by May
8 and are refundable if you
cancel within two weeks of
the trip.
The cost of the trip is
$835 per person, double
occupancy, with $75 due
upon signing. Add $240 for
single occupancy. Final pay-
ment is due June 1.


High School


Department of Education as
one of just over a handful
of "property rich" counties,
that could create a signifi-
cant crunch for board mem-
bers.
"We just can't take anoth-
er 'hit," said Brian Phillips
of GCEA. "We know what
the district's budget situa-
tion is. We are encouraging
all our members to contact
their state legislators" and
remind them of the state's
responsibility in providing
good schools.
Relay for Life


Although taking no ford
mal action, the board pro-
vided tacit approval to the
Port St. Joe Relay for Life
organization to again use
Shark Field for the event
this year.
This year's Relay foat
Life is scheduled to begin at
1 p.m. on Saturday, May 3,
and end with a non-denom-
inational sunrise service on
Sunday, May 4, in honor of
those who fought and lost or
continue to fight the battle
against cancer.


Gulf District Schools received a WIRED Grant from Florida's Great Northwest to create
a dual-enrollment algebra class in partnership with Gulf Coast Community College. The
class will be available by distance learning next school year. Photo courtesy of Gulf District
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By Jonathan Davidson
Star Staff Writer
Over Spring Break the
Port St. Joe High baseball
team traveled to Bay County
for the Panama City National
Invitational. Although the
Sharks did not play the
host team, Bay, they faced
three teams not ordinarily
encountered, pulling wins
against East Jeasmine and
Graceville, 11-7 and 10-1,
respectively. The team lost
to McArthur, a 6A school
from the Miami area, in the
first game on Tuesday, April
1, with a score of 8-7.
McArthur
Port St. Joe man-
aged to gain an early lead,
inflated to 4-1 by the fourth


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The Ladies Golf
Association of St. Joseph's
Bay Country Club held the
first day of their annual
Tournament of Champions
on Thursday March 13th,
and due to rainy weather,
re-scheduled and complet-
ed day two of the tourna-
ment on Thursday, March
201h.
Tournament results
yielded two new champi-
ons: The 2008 Ladies Club
Champion is Ina Morbitzer
and the 2008 Ladies
Handicap Champion is Geri
McCarthy.
Sandra Frame success-
fully defended her title and
is, once again, the 2008
Low Putts Champion. The
A, B, and C flights. were
won, respectively, by Sandra
Frame, Trudy Strand and
Beth Bauer.
Additionally, Connie
Wensel won "Closest to
the Line"; Barb McQuin
won "Closest to the Pin";
and Glenda Rosasco won
"Longest Drive."
After a delicious lun-
cheon, numerous door priz-
es were awarded, includ-
ing handcrafted items such
as beautiful beaded jewel-
ry made by LGA member
Maureen Alldis and embroi-


inning. By the fifth, at which
time Gannon stepped off
the mound, the gap was
shortening to 4-3. All runs
scored on Gannon were
unearned.
Gannon walked two
and struck out four while
giving up six hits.
"Gannon didn't have
his best stuff, but he threw
for us like we needed him
to," said Head Coach Mike
Bullock. "I was very disap-
pointed in our defense.
"Focus was not there,"
he said, "nor intensity."
Gradually, the mis-
takes allowed McArthur to
chip their way back into
the game, mounting into an
eighth inning showdown.
Corbin Vickery took his


dered golf-themed purses
from LGA member Norma
Allgood. An original oil
painting contributed by art-
ist and club member Janet
Oliver was given as a door
prize, and Ina Morbitzer's
beautiful Great Blue Heron
acrylic painting was raffled
as a tournament fund rais-
er.
Her original work of art
raised $225, and Norma
Allgood was the happy win-
ner of the raffled painting.,
A great time was had by
all tournament participants,
and we heartily thank all
of our contributors that
included Pat Hardman,
Glenda Rosasco and
Sandra Frame for several
door prizes, Beach Realty
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first loss as pitcher by walk-
ing three batters in a row
and pushing in McArthur's
final run.
Levi Richter, Jamie
Bird, Hayes Philyaw,
Matthew Wright, Jacob
Thompson, Tyrone Dawson,
and Vickery scored one run
apiece. Wright and Dawson
were 2 for 3, and Richter,
Vickery, and Gannon con-
tributed a hit each.
"The team that wanted
it, won it," Coach Bullock
said of McArthur. "You
could' feel the momentum
change."
East Jeasmine
Wednesday, the team
effort was consistently
aggressive and Bird collect-
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pitching. Jacob Gentry
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the sixth inning and left the
mound for Tyrone Dawson,
who made his first save of
the season by stranding the
tying and winning runs on
base and pitching a score-
less seventh inning.
"Tyrone was the spark
out of the bullpen we need-
ed," Coach Bullock said.
"They were hitting the ball
and earning their runs,
which made Tyrone's win
even more special since the
hight before we just gave it
up."
Offensively, the Sharks
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Matt Gannon did not allow an earned run in five innings
against McArthur.


Richter, Gannon, Chris
Cochran, and Brandon
Strickland all scored two
runs for the team. Wright
and Bird scored one run
each.
Graceville
Thompson threw 5
innings for the win Thursday
against Graceville.
'"JT is very, very consis-
tent," Coach Bullock said of
Thompson's control. "This
year he's given 2 walks
over 30 innings. He makes
them win it every time, and
that inspires a lot of confi-
dence."
The Sharks did not
have a single error during
Thursday's game.
Gaining an enormous


early lead, the Sharks man-
aged to score nine of their
10 runs in the first two
innings. Richter, Vickery,
Robbie Martin, Cochran,
Gentry, and Philyaw each
scored a run for the team
while Strickland and
Gannon. scored two.
The lead allowed the
bench to assume the field,
offering every player, a
chance on the field.
"They stayed in the
game the entire time,"
Bullock commented. "It was
a good finish to the week."
Bullock also stated that
the Bay tournament really
whet the team for district
tournaments toward the
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lies as they are a
organization that
ed about a year ago
punty Sheriff Frank
a and headed by
nchew, Manager.
County Search and
handles any duty
ists the sheriff's
th manpower to
ie sworn officers
volunteer services.
duties can include
K-9 units, water
s, land searches,
children, plane
cold case searches.
membership
over 200 including
military as well as
other members of
unity.
ne wishing to make
ductible donation
iss joining the
on can contact Jim
ssistant Manager,
69-7904 or their


Website: www.baycountysar.
org
Assisting Bay County
Search and Rescue in
their fundraising efforts is
Tommy Cooper, owner of T.
Cooper Outdoors in Walnut,
Mississippi. Tommy visited
the Wewahitchka area about
4 or 5 years ago fishing the
Florida Catfish Classic and
enjoyed himself so much
he came back again, again,
and again. He decided Bay
County Search and Rescue
was a great endeavor and
volunteered his services to
assist in their fundraising by
co-sponsoring the Dogwood
Blossom Tournament.
Tommy Cooper believes
in promoting family fishing
and has Information about
such ventures on his website
www.tcooperoutdoors.com
so please be sure to visit
him there and see pictures
from the Dogwood Blossom
tournament he plans to
post.
His future plans for
the tournament include
a Kid's Division for ages


shing i
14 and under at the 2009
tournament. To quote him:
"Fishing is about family.
When you take a kid fishing
and you teach them all the
things that go into being an
outdoorsman or woman,
you are teaching them, not
only how to catch fish, you
are teaching them about
life! Respect, conservation,
responsibility and integrity
are just a few of the lessons
that can come from fishing
and hunting."


ournament


Winners for the First
Annual Dogwood Blossom
Flathead Catfish Tournament
are:
1st place Flathead
John Hamlin
Bristol, FL 33.99 lbs
$1,000
2n" place Flathead
Carmen McLemore
Wewa, FL 31.24 lbs
$500
3rd place Flathead
Ray Manus


Valrico, FL 30.52
$400
4th place Fathead
Gene Smith
Leary, GA 27.25
$300


2 lbs


5 lbs


5th place Flathead
Matt Perkins
Bristol, FL 26.16 lbs
$200
Largest freshwater
catfish other than flathead
Ken Sumner
Bristol, FL 26.71 lbs
$200


Flathead winners left to right
1st place John Hamlin, Bristol; 2nd place Carmen McLemore, Wewa; 3rd place Ray
Manus, Valrico, FL; 4th place Gene Smith, Leary, GA; 5th place Matt Perkins, Bristol; and
largest catfish other than flathead was Ken Sumner, Bristol with a blue cat.


Lady Shark Softball Team Finish Second at Bell Founder's Day Scramble Golf Tournament


The PSJ Lady Sharks
participated in the 14th
annual Lady Bulldog
Softball Tournament in
Bell Florida this past week-
end. They defeated Baker
County Glen St. Mary's 4-2,
Baldwin 3-1, but lost in the
finals to Hilliard 3-0.
Eight teams participat-
ed in the tournament. In the
first game Kayla Minger was
on the mound and allowed
3 hits on 2 unearned runs,
while striking out 10, Jo
Williams walked and scored
on Minger's home run, and
Heather Strange and Cassie
Tullis had back-to-back
doubles for another run.


Minger's fielder's choice
scored Torie Greer in the
fifth to add the fourth run.
In the semifinal game
the Lady Sharks played
Baldwin. Again, Kayla
Minger was on the mound
for the Lady Sharks. She
gave up 2 hits and had
8 strikeouts, while giving
up 1 run, in the 3-1 vic-
tory over the Lady Indians.
Adrian Browning singled in
Meredith Todd in the sec-
ond for the first run, and
in the fifth Cassie Tullis
scored Kasey Thomas on
a double, Meredith Todd
moved Tullis to third on
fielder's choice, then Tullis


scored on a pass ball.
Meredith Todd was 2 for 3,
Cassie Tullis had a double,
and Adrian Browning had
an RBI single.
In the final game the
Lady Sharks lost to Hilliard
3 to 9. Kayla Minger was'
again on the mound for the
Lady Sharks. She gave up 5
hits, with 9 strikeouts, while
giving up 3 runs. Heather
Brinkmeier had a triple and
a double, and Cassie Tullis
had a double for the Lady
Sharks' only hits.
St. Joe played at Sneads
on Tuesday and will be at
Rutherford Friday.


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The third annual
Founder's Day Scramble
Golf Tournament and
Dinner will be held on June
7th, 2008 at the St. Joseph
Bay Country Club in Port
St. Joe. All members and
their guests are welcome.
The entry fee will be $6o
per player. The entry fee
includes cart, green fees,
and dinner after the tour-
nament. All teams must
be registered and paid by
Junel, 2008. Entry forms
may be picked up at the Pro
Shop and fees paid there
as well.
The team composition


will be as follows:


Player
Player
cap)
Player
cap)
Player
cap)


A ( 0-9 handicap)
B (10-19 handi-

C (10-19 handi-

D (20-29 handi-


There will be a hole in
one prize of $ 10,000.00
and prizes for the longest
drives, and closest to the
flag for all tees. Additionally,
door prizes will be drawn
at the awards dinner/pro-
gram.
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
899-1036 for further infor-
mation


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Gulf Coast Electric Cooperative,
simply attend our Annual Meeting
for an automatic $10 credit on your electric bill.


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,
live music,
informative booths
and children's activities.


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Beah Pject Activates/ I Old Mill Bulk head

Beach Project Activates Old Mill Bulkhead


By Marie Logan
Star Staff Writer

Seems like old times at
the beach, but with a new
twist.


with.
On Wednesday the boat
was taking on about 45,000
gallons of diesel fuel, rough-
ly half of the 100,000 gal-
lons the tanks hold.


is six trucks, each with one
or two employees.
The tanker drivers who
had already unloaded their
diesel on a particular day
last week were going into


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week off.
Their grocery bill is
approximately $3,000 each
week just on the boat and
they have already contract-
ed for those supplies with
local Pigly Wiggly owner
George Duren, Pickett said.
Fifteen or so of the crew
are land-based and living at
Barrier Dunes on the penin-
sula. Although the project is
scheduled for eight months,
they have leased their hous-
ing for one year.
And a number of pre-
project crew members have
been staying for the past
several weeks at Mainstay
Suites in Port St. Joe, pay-
ing for lodging, food and gas
in the local area.
Manson Construction
has also rented office space
on St. Joseph Peninsula,
and is already dealing with
Napa Auto Parts in town
and several other business-
es, Pickett said.
Local engineering firm
Preble Rish, which is pro-
viding water monitoring for
the project, hired approxi-
mately 10 new people for
the beach project, accord-
ing to Pickett.
"This won't cure our
economic situation, but


it sure is a big boost to said. "This has lots of ripple
the local economy," Pickett effects for Gulf County."


Photo courtesy of Debbie Hooper.


The St. Joseph
Peninsula beach restoration
project, which began March
25, is bringing new sand,
new money and new hope
to Gulf County residents
and businesses, along with
old memories of big boats
at the old mill site.
Numerous people, both
locals and visitors, walked
along the former St. Joe
Company paper mill bulk-
head just north of Jetty
Park at the Port St. Joe
marina to get a closer look
at the big boat moored at
the dock last Tuesday and
Wednesday.
The boat was the dredge
"Bayport," the main compo-
nent in the beach renour-
ishment project.
The dredge and its crew
are working on the Gulf side
of St. Joseph Peninsula,
dredging sand from offshore
sites and pumping it on to
the peninsula beach, ulti-
mately building the beach
out anywhere from 150 to
300 feet.
The hard-won and
long-awaited renourish-
ment project will replenish
the severely eroded beach
from St. Joseph Peninsula
State Park south to the
Stump Hole area at Cape
San Blas.
The project is expect-
ed to take eight months of
round-the-clock work. But
those eight months, and
several months preceding
the actual start of the proj-
ect, are not only pumping
sand on the beach, they
have been, and will contin-
ue, pumping much-needed
dollars into the eroded Gulf
County economy.
Take the refueling effort,
which is why the "Bayport"
was at the dock to begin


According to John
Oliver, plant manager for
Phillips Oil, Inc., refueling
in Port St. Joe was a much
better option than the origi-
nal plan, which had the
dredge traveling from the
Cape to Port Panama City
each time it needed to take
on fuel.
Oliver saitl the dredge
will come into Port St. Joe
every 15 to 19 days during
the eight-month project to
refuel.
Since Phillips Oil sup-
plies diesel to all of The
St. Joe Company's mari-
nas, the oil company made
arrangements through St.
Joe to use the bulkhead,
Oliver said, thereby cutting
refueling time in half.
With 7,500 gallons of
fuel per tanker truck, that


Port St. Joe for lunch while
they waited for other tank-
ers to arrive.
Some of the crew of the
Bayport also go into town
while they are docked at
the mill site, and Manson
Construction, the company
handling the beach project
and owners of the dredge,
has rented a slip at the
marina for the crew boat.
According to Paula
Pickett, director of the Gulf
CountyTourist Development
Corporation, there are sev-
eral other boosts to local
economy flowing from the
project.
There are approximate--
ly 35 to 40 crew members
associated with the project,
according to Pickett, about
16 of who remain on the
dredge, three weeks on, one


Photo courtesy of Debbie Hooper.


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With only a $12 entry fee... every kid wins!
(The first 5"0 kids who register witi 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
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A donation toward the new Sacred Heart Hospital in Gulf County will mean a Kiwanis
Club room honoring Dr. Robert King, pictured hete with Dr. Henry Roberts to the Sacred Heart
Foundation, and Billy Joe Rish, both long-time members of the Kiwanis Club.


By Tim Croft
Star News Editor
Dr. Henry Roberts,
president of the Sacred
Heart Foundation, made
no bones about it during
remarks to the Port St. Joe
Kiwanis Club on Tuesday.
Progress on the new
Sacred Heart hospital in
Gulf County wasn't moving
as fast as he desired, but
forward momentum was
picking up.
Patience by all was the
proper diagnosis.
And although he didn't
want to be held to any date
for the beginning of con-
struction on the facility for
which ground has been
cleared for nearly a year he
noted he'd gotten in enough
trouble predicting construc-
tion dates Roberts pointed
to April 21.
That is the date, accord-
ing to the general contrac-
tor, when fencing and con-
struction trailers should
arrive on the site as a sig-
nal that construction was
imminent.
"Giving birth to the
hospital has been a long
process, and very laborious
I must say," Roberts told
the Kiwanis Club, which
recently voted to reaffirm
its commitment to donate
$25,000 to the project.
"We hoped we would be
vertical in March. A number
of things have caused us
to be slower than we had
hoped."
Firstly, Roberts said,
after bids were received
on construction of the
entire complex, including a
25-bed hospital and medi-
cal office building. Sacred
Heart officials realized they
were about $4 million over
budget.
Thus ensued efforts to


tweak the site and hospital
design plans to "retrofit" the
hospital to bring it in under
budget, while not losing any
major component of the
complex, Roberts said.
"All that has been a pro-
cess," Roberts added.
On the plus side, con-
struction might have gained
$1 million to the other side
of the ledger due to conflict-
ing soil sampling analysis.
Once sorted out, Sacred
Heart realized the founda-
tion initially proposed as
necessary for the hospital
was in fact not required.
By altering the specs on
the foundation a bit, Sacred
Heart,will save roughly $1
million.
"We are revisiting that
(the foundation require-
ments), which is sweet for
us because it will allow us
to chip away at that ($4
million) override," Roberts
said.
Finally, the stock mar-
ket's roller .coaster ride of
recent months has played
havoc with companies large
and small, and non-profit
Ascension Health Systems,
a 65-hospital company' df
which Sacred Heart is a
part, was no exception.
In turn, the release of
capital for the Gulf County
hospital had been slowed,
though Roberts said that
just Monday he was told
that the capital for the proj-
ect was released so the dol-
lars are in the pipeline for
the $30 million-plus facil-
ity.
And Roberts added
that while construction
has been delayed several
times, the general contrac-
tor, Greenhut, indicated the
hospital should still open
in 2009.
The community, as
evidenced by the Kiwanis


Club's commitment, has
rallied behind the hospital
effort, Roberts said.
To date some $2 mil-
lion has been raised in pri-,
vate donations from local
organizations, banks, civic
clubs and individuals.
In addition, Sacred
Heart has a $5 million com-
mitment from The St. Joe
Community Foundation
- which made its annual
installment of $500,000 in
January and The St. Joe
Company has donated land
and initial construction
costs of $1 million.
"St. Joe's commitment
is there for us, for the hos-
pital, don't doubt that,"
Roberts said.
The county has also
been levying a half-cent
sales tax for more than two
years which is to be ear-
marked for care of the indi-
gent, uninsured and under-
insured.
Roberts said Sacred
Heart had been in talks
with Franklin County offi-
cials about collaborating on
various health-care projects
in that county, but as of
yet nothing concrete had
emerged and Roberts said
they would not impact the
construction of the hospital
in Port St. Joe.
"We are on target but
we've been in low gear,"
Roberts said. "I'd like to be
in high gear and we'll get
there.
"Our commitment is to
Gulf County. You need a
hospital. You need it sooner
than later. We at Sacred
Heart Health Systems are
working hard on it, but it's
just not fast enough, I real-
ize. But we are committed
to bringing it here just as
fast as humanly possible."


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Torch Run Sprints through Gulf County


They took up the torch and then ran
like the dickens.
Officers from the Gulf County Sheriff's
Office. Gulf Correctional Institution and
the St. Joe Probation and Parole Office
blazed a trail through the county last week
as part of a very special torch run.
The officers were running as part of the
2008 Special Olympics Law Enforcement
Torch Run, the county leg part of the torch's
journey to Disney's World of Sports in
Orlando where the Florida State Summer
Games will be held May 16-18.
The mission of the Special Olympics
is to provide a year-round sports train-
ing and athletic competition in a variety
of Olympic-style sports for children and
adults with intellectual disabilities.
The torch started its journey at the
Alabama/Florida state line in Century to
the Opening Ceremonies of this 'year's
games.
In addition to last week's torch run,
Gulf Correctional has several other initia-
tives in the pipeline to raise money for


Special Olympics.
On Friday, GCI will be selling bar-
beque chicken plates with all the fixings
for a recommended price of $5 per plate.
They are taking pre-orders and will deliver
to businesses. The plates will also be sold
on the corner 'of Hwy. 22 and Hwy. 71 in
Wewahitchka and Frank Pate Park in Port
St. Joe.
GCI is also selling the following
Special Olympics Florida Law Enforcement
Torch Run merchandise:
Polo Shirts w/Special Olympics Logo
- $25
Tee Shirts w/Special Olympics Logo
-$12
Tank Tops w/Special Olympics Logo
- $12
Hats w/Special Olympics Logo $10
Please contact Bridget Birmingham
at 850-639-1133' if you Interested in buy-
ing any apparel items or if you have any
questions regarding this year's events. All
contributions will be given to the Special
Olympics Florida.


Whitfield Kids


Stash Their Cash


By Despina Williams
Star Staff Writer
During last year's Scallop Festival,
John Rich snapped up twb free black can-
vas backpacks courtesy of Emerald Coast
Federal Credit Union.
Rich hoped the backpacks, imprinted
with the phrase, "Stash Your Cash," would
encourage his grandchildren to save their
pennies.
Welcoming the surprise gifts, Rich's
grandkids, Sara Whitfield, 6, and Harley
Whitfield, 9, took the bait.
The Whitfield children were already
well on their way to financial security.
Both sets of grandparents John
and Trixye Rich and Larry and Ohma
Whitfield established Emerald Coast
bank accounts for them when they were
infants.
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received the surprise upgrade.
Opting for a funds transfer, Sara and
Harley enlisted the aid of their granddad.
"They brought the piggybanks to me
and I done the dirty work," said John
Rich, who rolled all their coins and placed
them in the new backpacks.
After saving their money for several
months, the Whitfields have amassed an
impressive fortune.
Sara has collected $27.91, more than
three times the amount saved by her less
frugal brother, Harley, who has $8.75.
Neither Whitfield would disclose their
plans for their savings during a visit to
The Star office last Friday.
Their proud grandfather hopes Sara
and Harley will serve as examples to their
peers.
"Maybe this will inspire some other
kid to save their money," said Rich.


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from Emerald Coast Federal Credit Union.


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your friendship and love,
we invite you to join in
the celebration of the 50
Year Wedding Anniversary
of our parents Earl and
Melba Peak.
On Sunday, April 13,
2008
2 4 p.m. EST
Highland View Church
of God
Fellowship Hall
482 Pompano Street
Highland View, Florida '
All friends and family
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Brenda J. Daniels .of
Tallahassee, and Charles
E. Beachum of Port St.
Joe, proudly announce
the upcoming graduation
of their daughter Ebonee
Monique Daniels from
Florida Agricultural and
Mechanical University, on
Sunday, April 27 at 9 a.m.
in Tallahassee. Ebonee
will earn a Bachelor
of Science degree in
Public Management with
Humanities minor. She
plans to continue to work
for the Department of
Education while seeking a
professional position.
The speaker for the
spring 2008 commence-
ment will be Bishop Eddie
Long, Sr., Pastor for New
Birth Missionary Baptist
Church, in Lithonia, GA,
located in Atlanta's metro-


politan area.
Ebonee's maternal
grandparents are the late
M.C. "Pete" and, Dorothy
(Dut) Daniels 6f Port St.
Joe. Her paternal grand-.
mother is Ella Gainer of
Port St. Joe. Ebonee also
has three siblings, Rosalyn
and Cedric Beachum of
Port St., Joe and Michelle
Beachum Thompson of
Kentucky.
Immediately following
the ceremonies, the fam-
ily will have a reception in
honor of the graduate at the
Ramada Conference Center
in Tallahassee, FL.


Jarrad Cassady

Graduates
Air Force Airman Jared
A. Cassady has graduated
from basic military training
at Lackland Air Force Base,
San Antonio, Texas.
During the six weeks of
training, the airman stud-
ied the Air Force mission,
organization, and mili-
tary customs and courte-
sies; performed drill and
ceremony marches, and
received physical training,
rifle marksmanship, field
training exercises, and spe-
cial training in human rela-
tions.'
In addition, airmen
who complete basic train-
ing earn credits toward an
associate degree through
the Community College of
the Air Force.
He is the son of Barbara'
Brock of Basswood Road,
Port St. Joe, Fla., and Gene
Cassady of Rowe Trail,
Pace, Fla.
Cassady is a 2006
graduate of Port St. Joe
High School.

"How to Turn
Your Family

History into Story"
Dawn Radford has gra-
ciously, agreed to be our
guest speaker at the Gulf
County Genealogical Society
this Saturday, April 12. We
will hold this workshop in
the Port St. Joe Library's
meeting room. Her program
will be:"How to Turn Your
Family History into Story."
This meeting will be
open to the public. Everyone
is welcome to come and join
us. We will start at 10 a.m.
and go until 12 p.m.
Dawn's first novel,
Oyster Flats, was released
in October 15, 2007. Ms.
Radford lives in Eastpoint,
Florida, where she is cur-
rently writing a second novel
and preparing to publish a
third book of poetry. We are
so proud and want to give
. her a BIG warm welcome!
For more information,
call, Beverly M. Douds, at
850-229-1094,' or e-mail,
bmdouds2002@yahoo.com


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An old fashion 'Campaign BBQ Rally' will be held in Mexico Beach at Sunset
Park (next to the El Governor), Hwy. 98, 11:00 am to 2:00 pm central, on
Saturday, April 12th. Your candidate, Connie Risingerfor Council Member
Group 4, will be there to tell about her views for the city, both now and
in the future, to answer your questions, discuss issues facing the city and
listen to your concerns and what your vision is for the future of Mexico
Beach. Connie will be speaking at 12:00 noon and again at 1:00 pm.
Come and join us for good food, good conversation, good information
and a great view of our beautiful beach.

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County Receives


Looking for Memories


Emergency Funds of Centennial Hall


Gulf County has been
awarded federal funds
under the Emergency Food
and Shelter National Board
Program.
Gulf County has been
chosen to receive $7,404.00
to supplement emergency
food and shelter programs
in the county.
The selection was made
by a National Board that is
chaired by the Department
of Homeland Security's
Federal Emergency
Management Agency and
consists of representa-
tives from American Red
Cross; Catholic Charities,
USA; National Council of
the Churches of Christ in
the USA; The Salvation
Army; United Jewish
Communities and, United
Way of America. The Local
Board was charged to dis-
tribute funds appropri-
ated by Congress to help
expand the capacity of
food and shelter programs
run by local service agen-
cies in the area. The Local
Board is responsible for
recommending agencies to
receive these funds and any
additional funds available
under this phase of the
program.
A local board made
up of representatives
from (American Red
Cross, Catholic Charities,
Salvation Army, Gulf
County Board of County
Commission, a home-
less or formerly homeless
representative and other
appointed committee mem-
bers) will determine how
the funds awarded to Gulf



Library Tales
The Gulf County
Library is open Monday and
Tuesday from 10 a.m. EST
to 8 p.m. Wednesday, the
library is closed. Thursday
and Friday we are open
from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Saturday. We are closed on
Sunday.
We are also closed on
major holidays.
Are you spring clean-
ing? We would appreciate
it if you would donate your
old books to the library.
.The money that we raise
from the sale of these


County are to be distrib-
uted among the emergency
food and shelter programs
run by local service agen-
cies in the area. The Local
Board is responsible for
recommending agencies to
receive these funds and any
additional funds available
under this phase of the
program.
Under the terms of the
grant from the National
Board, local agencies cho-
sen to receive funds must:
1) be private voluntary non-
profits or units of govern-
ment, 2) have an account-
ing system, 3) practice
nondiscrimination, 4) have
demonstrated the capabili-
ty to deliver emergency food
and/or shelter programs,
and 5) if they are a private
voluntary organization,
they must have a voluntary
board. Qualifying agencies
are urged to apply.
Gulf County has dis-
tributed Emergency Food
and Shelter funds previous-
ly with Gulf County Senior
Citizens. This agency was
responsible for providing
4,874 meals and 0 nights
of lodging.
Public or private vol-
untary agencies interested
in applying for Emergency
Food and Shelter Program
funds must contact
Stephanie Richardson,
Emergency Operations
Center 1000 Cecil G.
Costin Sr. Blvd. Bldg. 500,
Port St. Joe, FL 32456 or
call 229-9110 for an appli-
cation. The deadline for
applications to be received
is April 17, 2008.










books helps the Friends of
the Library to update the
books and equipment to
better serve our patrons.
Please enlist the help of
your friends and neighbors
to clean out their books and
help the library.
The Gulf County Public
Library is located at 110
Library Drive, Port St. Joe.


Lost Class Ring
A class ring from the Class of 2008 at Port St. Joe
High School was lost over this past weekend. Any one with
information or who has found that ring is asked to call
229-8986 or 227-4800.


May 17 is Archaeology Day


St. Joseph Bay Buffer
State Preserve Center, 3915
County Road 30-A.
Here's the schedule:
Possibly some spear
throwing before we get
started, looking at artifacts
10 a.m., slides and talk
on Apalachicola Valley and
St. Joe Bay archaeology.
11 a.m. (approx), tour
of 8GulO, Richardson's
Hammock shell midden site
(Middle Woodland burial
mound and campsite, Fort
Walton camp radiocarbon
dated to A.D.1200; char-
acteristic large-gastropod
shell midden (horse conch
[Pleuroploca gigantea] and
lightning whelk [Busycon
contrariumi). Park at
entrance, walk into site
(about 500 meters in dune
sand).

One Night Only!
April 12 from
7:00-10:30 p.m., Dan
Schafer, Singer/Guitarist/
Musician, who has been
featured onstage with art-
ists Shania Twain, George
Jones, Barbara Mandrell,
Lorrie Morgan, T. Graham
Brown, Jack Greene and
more, will be performing
at Fisherman's Landing &
RV Park.
7861 Doc Whitfield
Road Howard Creek, FL
32465
Res e r v a t i o n s:
1-850-827-2255 or
1-850-832-4444
Email: fishingcamp@
gtcom.net


Lunch all people bring
their own, and water (and
bug spray) too.
Information on the
preserve is at http://www.
dep.state.fl.us/coastal/sites/
apalachicola/stjoseph_buf-
fer.htm.
Telephone at preserve:
850-229-1787 or 229-1797


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.


Port St. Joe Derby Days!


Talk Derby to me!
PutOnYour Sundresses,
Seersucker Suits & Hats!
Join Us for Mint Juleps,
Croquet, Horse Racing,
Music & More.
Friday, May 2, 2008
The Triple Crown
Tickets $100 each
(Each Triple Crown
ticket purchase includes a
ticket for Saturday's Derby
Day event)
Saturday, May 3rd
Derby Day on the
Lawn
5K and Fun Run 8:oo
a.m.
Family Fun Day 9:oo-
noon
Derby Days Gala -
4:00-10:00
Gala tickets $25 each
Tickets are available to
purchase at:


Marquardt's Marina,
Mexico Beach Welcome
Center, Persnickety and
the Port Inn, or by calling
850.527.2429
All events will be held
at the new Village Center at
WindMark Beach
Derby Days
One hundred percent
of the proceeds of Derby
Days are returned to our
community. The largest
recipients of these funds
are the Children of Gulf
County. Each year our proj-
ects clothe underprivileged
children, provide back-
packs and school supplies
to children in need through
our signature 'Jam Packs"
program, as well as a host
of other programs for Gulf
County youth.


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Disability or SSI been turned down?

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And start receiving your benefits!!
(Adults and children)
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Available now for adoption from the St.
Joseph Bay Humane Society -
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pug and terrier mix, Ginger, a beautiful tri-
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friendly pups Snow, beautiful and friendly;
full house of puppies.
Always kittens! Come see.
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10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Please call 227-1109 for
more information. Volunteers needed.


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Interment will follow in the Marble City Cemetery,
Betty Parsons Sylacauga, Alabama.
Radney-Smith Funeral Home will direct the service.


Betty Duncan Parsons, 62 years old of Childersburg,
AL, died Wednesday, April 2, 2008 in Coosa Valley Medical
Center in Sylacauga.
Surviving are her husband, Jerry Parsons of
Childersburg, AL, daughters, Deborah Smith (Kelly)
Honeycutt of Sylacauga, AL, Jerri Ann (Jimmy) Goins
of Childersburg, AL, and Dena Lachell Parsons of
Childersburg, AL; son, Jerry W. Parsons, II of Stewartville,
AL, ten grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Norman
and Janie Duncan, daughter, Teresa DeAnn Franklin,
granddaughter, Marilyn Ashley Parsons and great grand-
daughter, Daysha Rain Abrams.
She retired from Port St. Joe Paper Company after
20 years of service. She was a very loving, kind-hearted
woman and the best mother in the world.
Memorial messages may be sent to the family at www.
radneysmith.com.
Friends will be received Friday, April 4, from 5:00
until 9:00 p.m. at Radney-Smith Funeral Home, Sylacauga,
AL.
Services will be held at Radney-Smith Chapel,
Saturday, April 5, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Jimmie
Roberts and Rev. Chuck Kornegay officiating.


Relay for Life


Relay For Life is the signature event
of the American Cancer Society and is a
team event that promotes survivorship
and increases cancer awareness in our
community!
To find out more information about,
Relay for Life to be held on May 3rd, 2008
at Shark Stadium, or to join a relay team,
please join us at our next meeting at Beach
Realty, Reid Avenue, on Tuesday, April 15
at 6:30pm ET.
It is NOT TOO LATE to sign up a team
or become a sponsor for this COMMUNITY
event. The more teams that we get, the
more fun and participants we have, and
the more money we will raise to fight can-
cer!
Everyone is welcome and encouraged
to take part in this community event right
here in Port St. Joe.
Interested in sponsoring this event?
This is a great opportunity to fight
cancer while raising your organization's
visibility in our community!
Please call Suzanne Doran, Event
Chair at 850-370-6614.
Did You Know???
Lung cancer is the second most
common cancer in both men and women,
During 2008, there will be about 215,020
new cases of lung cancer.
Lung cancer is by far the leading
cause of cancer death,among both men and
women. More people die of lung cancer than


Robert Shurrum
Mr. Robert W. Shurrum, age 89, of Altha, formerly of
Wewa, went to be with the Lord on April 6, 2008. He was
preceded in death by his wife, Rohemey Shurrum. He is
survived by six children; William "Sonny" Shurrum and
wife Michelle, of Altha, Norma and Howard Waters, of
Wewa, Lindy Buchanan, of Panama City, Betty Benson, of
Dothan, AL, Robert Shurrum Jr., of Overstreet, Marie and
Overille Herring, of Overstreet, 33 grandchildren, 73 great
grandchildren, and one great, great grandchild, as well as
several nieces, nephews, other family and friends.
Graveside services fro Mr. Shurrum will be at 2:00
p.m. April 9, 2008 at Buckhorn Cemetery in Wewa.
Burial will follow in the cemetery with Hall Funeral Home
of Altha officiating. The family will receive friends from
5-8 p.m. Tuesday, April 8, 2008 at Hall Funeral Home
in Altha. Those serving as Pallbearers will be: Steven
Peoples, Wayne Peoples, Bryan Peoples, Darrell Peoples,
Cory Peoples, and Justin Peoples. Hall Funeral Home is
in charge of these arrangements.


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RELAY
FOR LIFE


colon, breast, and prostate cancers com-
bined.
Only about 15% of people diagnosed
with lung cancer survive this disease after
5 years.
Symptoms of lung cancer may
include: new cough, coughing up blood,
chest pain (usually dull and persistent),
shortness of breath, wheezing, hoarseness,
and repeated respiratory infections.
Our goal is to cut the death rate in half
by 2015 won't you please help us by sup-
porting Port St. Joe's Relay Fbr Life?
The Port St. Joe Relay for Life
Committee would like to extend their
thanks to the following companies for
their sponsorship of the 2008 Port St. Joe
Relay for Life event to be held on May 3rd
at Shark Stadium.
FairPoint Communications, St. Joe
Company, Preble-Rish Inc., Progress
Energy Florida, Port St. Joe Lions Club,
Beach Realty of Cape San Blas, Gulf County
School Board


Boyd Staff Holds Office


Hours In Port St. Joe
A member of Congressman Allen Boyd's (D-North Florida) staff will be visiting Port
St. Joe on the third Thursday of every month so the people of Gulf County have the
opportunity to discuss issues concerning them.
Congressman Boyd's staff is trained to assist constituents with a variety of issues
relating to various federal agencies. It is important to Congressman Boyd that his staff
is available for those who are not able to travel to either his Panama City or Tallahassee


office.
Office Hours with Congressman Boyd's Staff
Thursday, April 17, 2008
9:30 a.m. 11:30 a.m. EDT
Gulf County Courthouse Administrative Annex
Port St. Joe


X +TO KNOW CHRISTAND TO MAKE HIM KNOWN

tST. JAMES'

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

|, ikfd "A Reformed Voice
ON l W1 I-3 .&in the Community"
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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 of Faith Christian School


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

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



HEARTFELT


THANKS




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prayer i what ide me realde ho, special conw amity i" and howprecious
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oAslty, my reputation, and mosdy my belief. I know- would never do anything
intentiontaly to jeopardize who I aw or my job with' Capital city saidn.
Again, Ijust wfated to tell tepeoq1e- of my commnwuoy thavk yowufr a1f
your suiport. Please- continuee keeping me- inyour pnyers as Iao through' the- next
feuweeks~trying to get a wtherjob. Iknow-that od, has apUanfr wme. My hope/
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years. It is a job that I amSood, at aad it very rewvdinr by beia able, to he
others and oe t at I love, very much. I knowhatwever it may be will be better


fir mre. e I 1ovan apprecite a&- ofyouw.
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Love
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-" hi ofJ Mlic Seac
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 lend Uhitled Mltedist (Chkrh
NOslly PIOIDID
Rev. Ted Lovelace, Pastor Church/Office: 648-8820



W First Presbyterian Church

l-y-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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Come Grow With Us!

Sunday School 9:45
Sunday Worship Service 10:45
Wednesday Cafe 5 pm 613 Madison St.
Wednesday 6:15 Port St. Joe, FL 32456
Adult Bible Study 850-227-1837
Children & Youth Ministries www.oakgrove-church.org
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First Church of the Nazarene
2420 Long Avenue Port St. Joe, Florida 32456
(850) 229-9596

Give ton, rdtheg(ory/uiY amewmhip tht Loti4 ebauty of Ao&ess


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


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


^S^ f irst Baptist Church
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 pm
Wednesday Night Adult Prayer Meeting ............. 6:30 pm
Wednesday Night Children's Ministry activities ....... 6:30 pm
Wednesday Night Youth Ministry activities........... 6:30 pm
\I- www.fbcpsj.org


Serving Gulf County and surrounding areas for 70 years


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CHURCH NEWS


COMFORTER
FUNERAL HOME
W, P. "Rocky" Comforter
L.F.D.
(850) 227-1818


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Rev. Mac Filcher
PASTOR
Jereny Dixon
Director of Youth Ministries
Deborah Loyless
Director of Children Ministries
Ann Comforter
Music Director


S The friendly place to worship! /'

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


S BEACH BAPTIST CHAPEL
311 Columbus St. St. Joe Beach, FL 32456
A LIGHTHOUSE FOR THE LORD
SUNDAY: General Assembly 9:45 a.m. ET- Bible Study all ages 10 a.m. ET
Morning Worship 11 a.m. ET Evening Worship 6 p.m. ET
Tuesday: Choir Practice 7 p.m.
Wednesday: Kids for Christ 6 p.m. /Prayer Meeting & Youth Group 7 p.m.
"0 taste and see that the Lord is good: blessed is the man that trustee th in Him,",
Please accept this invitation atojoin s in wiorshils. God bless you!
Please call ius for your spiritual needs.
www.beachchapel.org
Pastor David Nichols
Church 647-3950 Home 769-8725


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recognized that he was only
flesh that falls short of the
mark. (Romans 3:23) We
don't see that much any-
more because men today
think themselves to be
wiser than at anytime in
history. The Bible said
that that day would come
in Romans 1:22-23,
"Professing themselves
to be wise, they became
fools. And changed the
glory of the uncorrupt-
ible God into an image
made like to corrupt-
ible man, and to birds,
and fourfooted beasts,
and creeping things ".
In other words, men today,
including the men of the
church, think very highly of
themselves when we ought
not to. That is why men do
not hear from God as in the
days of old. As Ezekiel, we
must humble ourselves in


Revival Services at Beach Baptist

Beach Baptist Chapel will be holding revival services
starting on Sunday, April 13th at 11 am ET and conclud-
ing on Wednesday, April 16th. Special service times will
be on Sunday night at 6 pm and Monday thru Wednesday
at 7 pm. All times ET.
The guest speaker will be Johnny Rochefort, pastor
of Midway Baptist Church in Panama City. Everyone is
welcome to come out for a time of refreshing.
The church is located at 311 Columbus Street, St.
Joe Beach.

Church of Christ
at the Beachles
Established 33 AD ini Jerusalem


We meet at 350 Fireihouse Road
Overstreet 850.64*7.1622


Sunday Bible Study
Sunday Worship
Wednesday Bible Study


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


I["We are about our Father's business"


Jesus is Lord and He is waiting
FOR YOU AT:
Sgigflfab view apti t elpir)l
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 Westbrook, Discipleship Training 6:00 p.m.
Pastor Wednesday Prayer 7:00 p.m.




CHURCH OF CHRIST
MEETS


Singing:
Worship:


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


Call 229-8310
WRITE FOR FREE EIGHT LESSON BIBLE STUDY
P. 0. Box 758 Port St. Joe, FL 32457
Corner of 20th Street & Marvin Avenue


the sight of God and he will
lift us up. (James 4:10)
This is the only way that we
can hear from God!
After Ezekiel had hum-
bled himself then the Lord
told him to stand to his feet
so they could talk. Also
that the Spirit of God would
enter into him. You see
we can never be filled with
the Spirit of God (which
is Power to work) until we
first be humble and obedi-
ent. Then can we rise in
HIS presence to receive the
commissioning.
Ezekiel's work was as
ours today. The Lord told
him that he would send
him to a rebellious nation
that had rebelled against
Him (God). Our nation
has found itself in the same
shape. I heard a minis-
ter a couple of days ago
say this. "America has a


church on every corner.
As a whole we have more
churches in one coun-'
try than the rest of the
world put together. But
we are living as if there
is no God". How true
that is!
We must find ourselves
once again humbled before
the Lord God Almighty and
go forth to the work left for
the Church. We must reach
the lost before the Lord
says no more, go get my
children. Church let us
be about our Father's busi-
ness and truly evangelize
our community as Christ
commissioned.
God bless you and I
will see you next week.

Pastor Tim
LightHouse Pentecostal
Ministries


Triump Church of God Revival


Revelation 2:29
He who has an ear, let
him hear what the Spirit
says unto the Churches.
Hosea 6:2
After two day will He
revive us: in the third day
He will raise us up, and we
shall live in His sight.
Revival! Revival!
Revival


Where: Triumph
Church of God Inc: Joseph
L. Jackson '. (Pastor)
Wewahitchka
When: April 16-18
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Nightly
Speaker: Ambassador
Renece 0. Jackson Williams
(Pensacola, Florida)


;Worship with us at
Long Avenue Baptist Church

"Where Faith, Family &Friendship arefSnd
Bible Study Sunday: 9:15anam
Worship: 10:30am and 7:00prm
Wednesday
A variety of ministries for all ages beginning at 6:30 pm

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




482 Pompano Street 229-6235


Sunday School ....... . .
Sunday Morning Service ...
Sunday Evening Service....
Monday Night Youth Service.
Wednesday Night ........


.... 9:45 a.m.
. . .11:00 a.m.
.... 6:00 p.m.
.... 6:30 p.m.
.... 7:00 p.m.


Pastor Howard Riley Welcomes Everyone


FamilyfLfe(hurh

"Touching Lives with the Love of Jesus"
Join us in worship ... oApoio Pno.. City
10:30 Sunday Morning Hwy. 98

Pastors Andrew .
& Reid Ave.
Cathy Rutherford .amn iufe Chm,h
Rhema Bible Training Center graduates
Visit our website at: familylifechurch.net Wewahitchka
323 Reid Avenue Port St. Joe 229-LIFE (5433)


And he said unto
me, Son of man, stand
upon thy feet, and I
will speak unto thee.
(Ezekiel 2:1) This has
always been a powerful pas-
sage of Scripture to me. It
was told to Ezekiel at his
commission to be a prophet
by God. And I believe that
it's time that the church
hear these words again and
do the work it was commis-
sioned to do by our Lord
Jesus Christ.
Church if we were to
look back at the passage
from Ezekiel we will find
that in the previous chap-
ter, actually verse 28 of that
chapter that Ezekiel hlad fall-
en to the ground at the pres-
ence of God. This has great
meaning! Ezekiel in the
presence of God humbled
himself to God's Holiness
and supreme power. He


Jnipiration point


The Ride Of Your Life

A right turn and it's two blocks, to Lake Michigan. Three bicycle riders, looking Tour de France
ready opt to go left. Cruising past a small enclave of shops beckoning tourists to stop and spend, they
find their Sunday morning destination-breakfast at an outdoor cafe.
Within whiffing distance of the cyclist's breakfast, other people arrive at their Sunday morning
destination--a traditional white steepled church. Inside Pastor Paul Schneider leads the congregation
in its first chorus. "In the morning when I rise give me Jesus. Give me Jesus... You can have all this
world, give me Jesus."
Me? I was inside the church that morning. Yet, seeing the bicycle riders; I was reminded of my
Sunday mornings nine years prior. Then, a long bike ride and breakfast with' friends was what the day
was all about.
Now, attending church and worshiping God seems normal while the other option is extremely
abnormal.
Radical life change is sometimes referred to as a "Damascus road experience." This references
the Apostle Paul's conversion from Christian persecutor to ardent follower of Jesus. Traveling down
the Damascus road intent on imprisoning Christians, suddenly a great light struck him, knocking him
to the ground.
Lying on the ground he asked the same question I once asked: "Who are you Lord?"
You can hop on your bike every Sunday morning, ride beautiful roads with good companions and
eat lots of great waffles. Yet, it's almost guaranteed, you'll someday wonder: "Is this all there is to
life?"
You may say that I'm wrong, claiming ultimate satisfaction in non-God pursuits. That's unfortunate.
You're missing the ride of your life.
My suggestion.
Ride your Damascus road. And may God bless you with a time of lying on the ground asking: "Whd
are you Lord?"


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


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

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


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Rish, Gibson, Scholz &
Groom, P.A.
William J, Rish, Thomas S., Gibson, Russell Scholz,
Paul W, Groom II
(850) 229-8211


COSTIN & COSTIN
LAW OFFICES
Charles A, Costin
Personal Injury Real Estate
Workers' Compensation
(850) 227-1159


SOUTHERLAND FAMILY

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


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Established 1937 Serving Gulf County and surrounding areas for 70 years


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this article as a way to stay
completely informed on the
happenings and events that
affect your child.
Port St. Joe Elementary
School Media Center is par-
ticipating in the Hamburger
Helper Help with Dinner;
Help your Town applica-
tion for Non-fiction books


ARE YOU SMARTER

THAN A PSJE DOLPHIN?

Week #23 answers are:

1. What does semper fidelis mean? Always Faithful
2. What is the distance from the earth to the moon? It
varies from 225,745 to 251,967
3. What year was the Marine Corps born? 1775
4. What year was the constitution written? 1787

Congratulations to: Trezia Griffin, she submitted the winning
entries for this weeks questions.

Week #24-Questions are:

1. How many miles of blood vessels does the average
human have?
2. What are the odds of being injured by a toilet seat in
your lifetime?
3. How many times can every slinky every made wrap
around the earth?
4. How many varieties does the tomato come in?

Questions submitted by: Caroline Rish, 4th Grader

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



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
#03181-000R 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.


Publish: April 3, & April 10, 2008 Ad #2008-37


from

.. Port St. Joe

elementary School


by Olivia Lamberson


for our library. You can
participate also by visiting
the website and listing Port
St. Joe Elementary School
as a school that should be
awarded as winner. It's easy
just log on to and list Port
St. Joe Elementary School
as your #1 choice. This
exposure will let the com-
pany know that our town
thinks our elementary
school is important enough
to win this contest. Should
you have any questions
please feel free to contact
Mrs. Karen Minger.
On Monday, April 7th
the entire student body
participated In the Water
Conservation Project during
PE. Students learned that
it is necessary to preserve
our drinking water supply
and they were given ways
to do it. Thanks to the Port
St. Joe Water Department
for spending time with our
students.
This is a reminder to
all parents that our Pinnacle
system is available for you
to use. It allows you imme-
diate access to your child's
grades and performance
at our school. Please take
advantage of this great tool
to become involved in your
child's education.
Important Dates:
April 14th-18th-Book
Fair-Family Night-April 14th
April 17th-Volunteer
Appreciation Day-2:45 pm-
Media Center
April 18th-Kindergarden
Water Fun Day and Lunch
April 18th-1st Grade to
Zoo World
April 22nd-CFES
Scholars to Gulf Coast
College
April 23rd-1/2 day-Col-
lege T-shirt Day
April 24th-Starts last
Dibels week
April 25th-Track and
Field Day
April 28th-Career Week
begins-Progress Reports
Issued
April 28th-Child Find
Pre-K Screening 9:00 am
at Port St. Joe
Elementary School


want t6 be there, make sure
you have paid your dues
to Jessie Faircloth or you
will not be allowed to attend
prom. If you are wondering
if you are on the "unpaid
list" you can check with Mrs.
Taylor in the front office.
Senior Class News:
Wow, seniors, it's finally
here, the senior trip! Make
sure that you have paid all
payments to Mrs. Alcorn,
because I'm sure this is a
trip that we all will not want
to miss. It will be a great
opportunity to not only have
fun with other seniors from
around the state but it is
also a great way to make
memories as a senior class.
Prom is coming up soon
as well! I hope everyone
has a date and a dress or
tux; I can't wait to see you
all there!

Sports News:
Spring sports are in
full swing (literally). The
baseball teams and the soft-
ball team have been doing a
great job this year. Congrats
to the boy's baseball teams


who played the Wewa Gators
last Friday night and won.
The girl's softball team suf-
fered a hard loss however to
Wewa the night before. The
boys also had the Rutherford
Tournament this past week-
end. The baseball team
will play Liberty County at
home on Tuesday night at
7:00. Make sure to come
out and support your Tiger
SharksI!!

Well, it's hard to believe,
but graduation is almost
here, seniors. Make sure
you make the most of these
next couple months. It's
been a great ride through
high school. When things
get scary, or you get worried
about the future and college
just remember Jeremiah
29:11 says "For I know the
plans I have for you, declares
the LORD, plans to prosper
you and not to harm you,
plans to give you a hope and
a future."
With that said, have a
great last few weeks! Love
y'all and God bless!


Gulf County Volunteer


PreKindergarten Roundup


Head Start, Private
Providers, Public Schools
Wewahitchka April 14,
2008 8:00 a.m. 4:30 p.m.
Head Start Site-River
Road
' Port St. Joe April 17,
2008 9:00 a.m. 2:00 p.m.
Head Start Site -


Faith Christian School-

Excellence In A Christian School

Since 1974
Three year old Kindergarten through High School
Christ-centered, Bible-based education
A Beka Curriculum
Intensive phonics
Capable, qualified, and committed faculty and staff
Extended school day program
Reasonable tuition rates, fees, with family discounts
Close communication with parents

Give your child a head start with a Christian education
and a Biblical worldview
ENROLL NOW!
Call 229-6707

Faith Christian School is a ministry of Faith Bible
Church
801 Twentieth Street Port St. Joe, Florida 32456
A member of the Association of Christian Schools, Int'l.
Accredited by the Sonshine Association of Christian
Schools


J Rental Space

$350 $850 per monthly


Port St. Joe Commerce Park Off Highway 98
141 Commerce Dr., Port St. Joe, FL 32456
PH: 229-8014 FAX: 229-8015
CELL: 258-4691
Toye & Gina Roberts
www.americasministorageandoffice.com
info@americasministorageandofflce.com


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Highland View
Procedure: Bring the
following items on the above
dates in order to receive a
Pre-K Voucher.
1) Birth Certificate
2) Social Security Card
3) Florida Physical
Address
2008 Summer Volunteer
Pre-Klndergarten Program
Eligibility: 4 year old
by September 1, 2007, a
Florida Resident, and have
not used a Pre-K voucher
2008-09 Volunteer
Pre-K Admission Criteria
Eligibility: 4 year old by
September 1, 2008 and be a
Florida Resident


The Process
1) The child will be
issued a voucher after verifi-
cation of the three required
documents..
2) Parents will present
the voucher to the provider
of their choice (Head Start,
private provider, or public
school.
3) Parent will complete
the registration package with
the chosen provider that will
include a copy of immuniza-
tion records and a physical
examination.
For more information
call Wewahitchka Office
(850) 639-6520 or Marianna
Office (850) 482-9140. -


Attention 1998 PSJHS Graduates:
Our 10 year class reunion is coming up and we are
looking for classmates. The reunion is scheduled for
August 2, 2008. Please contact Jennifer Gaddis Barber
(princessgaddis@aol.com, 850-348-2045) or Casey White
Ludlam (jckludlam@comcast.net, 404-401-9019) for
more details. We hope to hear from you soon!

Port St. Joe High School Class of 1978

We are in the process of planning our 30t" Class
Reunion!
We need you and your input as we will be deciding on
a date, time, and place to hold our reunion.
We will meet on Monday, April 21 at 5:30 at the
Episcopal Church Fellowship Hall (21st and Garrison).
For more information contact Linda Wright @
225-8355.


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Gulf County and Mexico Beach
Residential & Commercial

Harry Paul
Ph: 229-8182
Cell: 227-5820

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S Cell: 340-0734

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

/ Serious Injury & Death Cases

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202 Marina Drive, Suite 302,

Port St. Joe

229-3333


Sleeping in, hitting
the beach, and no school
sounds like a great week
huh? That's right it's that
time 'again at Port St. Joe
High School. Students were
on Spring Break all last
week and while many hit
the beach and slept in, oth-
ers went on trips and family
vacations. I hope everyone
had a safe and memorable
Spring Break, especially you
seniors since this is our last
onell When asked, Meghan
Williams, a senior at Port
St. Joe High School said, "I
worked a lot, but it was nice
to make money. I also went
to the beach and went shop-
ping In Destin. All in all it
was great last high school
break before graduating."
Junior Class News:
Juniors, prom is com-
ing up, and I'm sure you'll


Welcome back to
school!!! Spring Break is
over and we are ready to get
started where we left off. We
have had a wonderful time
of relaxation and reflection.
We will be extremely busy
at Port St. Joe Elementary
School until the summer
vacation begins. Please use


Serving Gulf County and surrounding areas for 70 years


6B Th d A ril 10 2008 The Established 1937


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2007 Annual Drinking Water Quality Report

The City of Port St. Joe

W'e re pleased to present to you this year's Annual Water Quality Report, 'Ihis report is designed to inform yiou about the
quality water andi services we deliver to you every day. Our cons tant gol is to provide you with a sq f and dependable
supply of drinking water. We want Vyo to understand the efforts u'e make to continually\ improve the water rnatmlent
process and protect our water resources. Wli are con,' itted to ensuring the quality of your water. Our water source
is ground water from 4 wells. he deep wells draw from thic Floridan Aquif'r and thei shallow wells from a surficial
aquifer. The i cellent qualitY four water is due ito the treatment process before we send the water to you the consulner.
Before your water colnes to youI it i.s aerated, lime softened, sand filtered and disinfected.

In 2004 the Department of Environmental Protection perfo rmed a Source Water Assessment on our system and a search
qf the data sources indicated no potential sources of contamination nei r our wells. The assessment results aro e available
on the FDEP Source Water Assessment and Protection Program website at www.dep.state.fl.us/siwapp.

If you have any questions about this report or concerning your water utility, please contact Glenn Davis at
850-229-6395. We encourage our valued customers to be informed about their water utility. If you want to learn more,
please attend any of our regularly scheduled City connmission meetings. They are held on first and third Tuesdays of the
month at 6:00 pm in the Commission meeting room at City Hall, 305 Cecil Costin Sr. Blvd.

The City of Port St. Joe routinely monitors for contaminants in your drinking water according to Federal and State laws,
rules, and regulations. Except where indicated otherwise, this report is based on the results of our monitoring for the
period of January 1 to December 31, 2007. Data obtained before January 1, 2007, and presented in this report are from
the most recent testing done in accordance with the laws, rules, and regulations.

In the table below, you may find unfamiliar terms and abbreviations. To help you better understand these terns we 've



tions of trihalomethanes (THMs) and haloacetic acids (HAAs). Water systems will use results from the IDSE, in conjunc-
tion with their Stage 1 DBPR compliance monitoring data, to select compliance monitoring locations for ithe Stage 2
DBPR
Maximum Contaminant Level or MCL: The /highest level of a contaminant that is allowed in drinking water. MACLs are
set as close to the MCLGs as feasible using the best available treatment technology.
Maximum Contaminant Level Goal or MCLG: The level of a contaminant in drinking water below which there is no
known or expected risk to health. MCLGs allow for a margin of safety.
Action Level (AL): Thie concentration ofa contaminant which, if exceeded, triggers treatment or other requirements that
a water system must follow.
Picocurie per liter (pC/L) measure of the radioactivity in water.
"ND" means not detected and indicates that the substance was not found by laboratory analysis.
Parts per million (ppm) or Milligrams per liter (mug/1) one palt by weight of analyte to I million parts by weight oif the
water sample.
Parts per billion (ppb) or Micrograms per liter (pg/1) one part by weight of analyte to I billion parts by weight of the
water sample.

Maximum residual disinfectant level or MRDL: The highest level of a disinfectant allowed in drinking water'. There is
convincing evidence that addition of a disinfectant is necessaryifor control of microbial contaminants.
Maximum residual disinfectant level goal or MRDLG: The level of a drinking water disitifectant below which there is
no known or expected risk to health. MRDLGs do not reflect the benefits o the use of disinfectants to control microbial
contaminants.

2007 TEST RESULTS TABLE

Microbiological Contaminants
Contaminant and Unit of Dates of MCL Total MCLG MCL Likely Source of
Measurement sampling Violation Number of Contamination "
(mojyr.) Y/N Positive
Samples
for the
Year
Total Coliform Bacteria 1/07- N 1 0 For systems collecting fewer than Naturally present in the
12b07 40 samples ;ir month: presence of environniten
colitbrm bacteria in I sample
collected during a nonth.
Contaminant and Unit of Dates of sampling MCL Violation Level Range of MCLG MCL Likely Source of
Measurement (moIyr.) Y/N Detected Results Contamination
Radiological Contaminants
Alpha emitters (pCil) 9-03 N 0.153 NA 0 15 Erosion of natural
I_ I I I deposits
Radium 226 or combined 9-03 N 0.266 NA 0 5 Erosion of natural
radium (pCil) deposits
Inorganic Contaminants
Fluoride (ppm) 4-05 N O83 NA 4 4.0 Erosion of natural
deposits: discharge from
fertilizer and aluminum
factories- Water
additive which
promotes strong ieeth
'when at optimum levels
between 0.7 and 1.3
ppn;
Sodium (ppm) 4-05 N 22 NA N/A (60 Sal twaler intrusion.
leaching eom soil
Nitrate (as Nitrogen) (ppm) 2-07 N 0.14 NA 10 10 Runoff from fertilizer
use; leaching from
septic anks, sewage: ic
erosion oh natural
deposits
Barium (ppm) 4-05 N 0.0047 NA 2 2 Discharge of drilling
wastes; discharge front .
metal refinees; erosion
orf natural deposits
Lead (point of entry) (ppb) 4-05 N 0.2 NA n/a 15 Residue from an-made
pollution such as ailo
emissions and paint:
lead pipe. casing, and
solder

Contaminant and Unit Dales of AL 90th No. of MCLG Al. Likely Source of Contaminatuon
of Measurement sampling Violation Percentile sampling (Action
(moJyr.) Y/N Result sites Level)
exceeding

Lead and Copper (Tap Water)
Copper (tap water) Jan- N 1.2 3 of40 1.3 1.3 Corrosion of household plumbing systems; erosion
(ppm) Dec 07 of natural deposits; leaching from wood
preservatives
Lead (tap water) Jan- N 4.9 0 of 40 0 15 Corrosion of household plumbing systems, erosion
(ppb) Dec 07 of natural deposits

TTHMs'and Stage 1 Disinfectant/Disinfection By-Product (D/DBP) Parameters
Contaminant and Dates of MCL Level Range MCLG or MCL or Likely Source of Contamination
Unit of sampling Violation Detected of MRDLG MRDL
Measurement (moJyr.) Y/N Results_________________
Chlorine (ppm) Jan-Dec N RAA= 0.2-3.60 MRDLG MRDL = 4.0 Water additive used to control microbes
07_____ 0.88 =4
Haloacecic Acids Jan-Dec N RAA= 18.81- NA MCL = 0 Byproduct of drinking water disinfection
(five) (HAA5) (ppb) 07 34.72 55.6 __
TTHM [Total 1/07,5/07 Y RAA= 62.1- NA MCL= i80 By-product of drinking water disinfection
trihalomethanes] 8/07, 83.7 125.9
(ppb) 11/07 &
12/07

The sources of drinking water (both tap water and bottled water) include rivers, lakes, streams, ponds, reservoirs,
springs, and wells. As water travels over the surface of the land or through the ground, it dissolves naturally occurring
minerals and, in some cases, radioactive material, and can pick up substances resulting from the presence qf animals or
from human activity.

Contaminants that may be present in source water include:

(A) Microbial contaminants, such as viruses and bacteria, which may come from sewage treatment plants, septic
systems, agricultural livestock operations, and wildlife.
(B) Inorganic contaminants, such as salts and metals, which canr be naturally-occurring or result from urban
stormwater runoff industrial or domestic wastewater discharges, oil and gas production, mining, orfarming.
(C) Pesticides and herbicides, which may come from a variety of sources such as agriculture, urban stormlwater
runoff, and residential uses.
(D) Organic chemical contaminants, including synthetic and volatile organic chemicals, which are by-products
of industrial processes and petroleum production, and can also come from gas stations, urban stormwater runoff and
septic systems.
Radioactive contaminants, which can he naturally occurring or be the result of oil and gas production and mining activi-
ties.

We constantly monitor for various contaminants in our water supply to meet all regulatory requirements. The City did
exceed the MCLfor TTHMs [Total Trihalomethanes] in the last quarter of 2007. Some people who drink water contain-
ing trihalomethanes in excess ofthe MCL over many years may experience problems with their liver, kidneys, or central
nervous systems, and may have an increased risk of getting cancer. Because the City had this violation, they "Public No-
ticed" each customer in February 2008 with a direct mailing explaining the situation and the actions taken to correct it.

In order to ensure that tap water is safe to drink, the EPA prescribes regulations, which limit the amount of certain con-
taminants in water provided by public water systemsu. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulations establish
limits for contaminants in bottled water, which must provideithe same protection for public health.

Drinking water, including bottled water, may reasonably be expected to contain at least small amounts of some contamli-
nants. The presence of contaminants does not necessarily indicate that thie water poses a health risk. More information
about contaminants and potential health effects can be obtained by calling the Envir'onmental Protection Agency's Sqfe
Drinking Water Hotline at 1-800-426-4791.


Some people may be more vulnerable to contaminants in drinking water than the general population. Immuno-
compromised persons such as persons with cancer undergoing chemotherapy, persons who have undergone organ
transplants, people with HIV/AIDS or other inmmune system disorders, some elderly, and infants can be particularly
at risk from infections. These people should seek advice about drinking water from their health care providers. EPA/
CDC guidelines on appropriate means to lessen the risk of infection by Cryptosporidium aind other microbiological
contaminants are available from the Safe Drinking Water Hotline (800-426-4791).

We at the City of Port St. Joe work diligently to provide top quality water to every tap. We ask tiat all our customers
help us protect our water sources, which are the heart of our community, our way of life and our children's future.

The City of Port St. Joe is conunitted to insuring the quality of your water. If you have any questions or concerns about
the information provided, please feel free to call any of the numbers listed.


Important Dates:
April 23 Early
Release (with Lunch), for
Students
April 28 Progress
Reports go home

Pinnacle
The new Pinnacle pass-
words have been released
and are available for pick-
up. Please call 227-3211
to make an appointment
with Mrs. Dixon to get your
student's Pinnacle pass-
word. When you come to
the school to pick up your
student's Pinnacle pass-
word, please make sure
you bring a picture I.D.
with you. The pinnacle
passwords are new for the
6th grade students and
also for any student whose
social security number was
previously their student
I.D. number. If your stu-
dent is a 7th or 8th grader
and your old Pinnacle user-
name and password is not
working, please call Miss
Butts at 227-3211.
For those of you who
are not familiar with
Pinnacle, it is an online
grade book that can be
accessed through the Gulf
County Schools website,
www.gulf.kl 2.fl.us. This
online grade book makes
it easy for parents to keep
track of their student's
grades without having to
contact teachers or wait for
progress reports to come
home. I encourage all par-
ents to pick up their stu-
dent's Pinnacle passwords.
If you do not have a com-
puter at home, you can
use the computers in the
Opportunity Center at the
high school or the comput-
ers in the public library to
access the Pinnacle web-
site.
Parent-Volunteers
If you are interested in
becoming a parent volun-
teer at Port St. Joe Middle
School. please contact Mrs.
Dixon at 227-3211 or adix-
on@gulf.kl2.fl.us to find
out more about the oppor-
tunities available for volun-
teers. You can help make
a difference in the life of a
student here at Port St. Joe
Middle School by donating
your time.
AR Access for Families
We have a new site
where teachers, students
and parents can view and
search the quizzes we
have.


www. arbookfind.com
Please note that these are
available tests, not neces-
sarily books in our library!
Pennies for Patients
Students at Port St. Joe
Middle School are proud-
ly participating in The
Leukemia and Lymphoma
Society's Pennies for
Patients program, one of the
Society's national School &
Youth Programs that raises
.money to find cures for
leukemia, lymphoma, and
myeloma while providing
information and support
services to patients and
their families. Pennies for
Patients teaches students
caring, sharing, respect for
others and the value of com-
munity service, in addition
to supporting an impor-
tant cause. 'The need for
cures is critical: 747,465
Americans are battling
blood cancers, and leuke-
mia remains the #1 fatal
cancer among children and
young adults under the age
of 20..
The Port St. Joe Middle
School Pennies for Patients
program will take place for
a three-week period kicking
off on April 7th and run-
ning through April 25th.
The class raising the most
funds in the school will
receive a catered luncheon.
Schools may also qualify
for additional prizes based
on the amount raised.
School admninistra-
tors appreciate the value of
having students work with
a goal of helping others.
"Our Students' involve-
ment with The Leukemia &
Lymphoma Society teaches
them that they can make
an important difference in
the lives of other," said Ms.
Griffin, Principal at Port St.
Joe Middle School. "This
is a wonderful program for
us to take part in, and the
expected results of our stu-
dents' effort will benefit an
outstanding organization."
For more informa-
tion about The Leukemia
& Lymphoma Society's
School & Youth Programs,
log onto www.schoolan-
dyouth.org/nfl. To learn
more about programs and
services provided by the
Northern Florida Chapter
of The Leukemia and
Lymphoma Society, call
(904) 332-6414 or (800)
868-0072.

Combat peer pressure,
talk with your child about


PUBLIC NOTICE


The Gulf County Enterprise Zone
Development Agency will meet Thursday,
April 17, 2008, at 12:00 noon, E.D.T.
in Room 307 of the Robert M. Moore
Administration Building, Gulf County
Courthouse Complex.


The public is welcome to attend.



Publish: April 10, 2008 Ad #2008-28.




THE CITY OF MEXICO BEACH

SUPPORTS FAIR HOUSING

The City of Mexico Beach is committed to ensuring
fair treatment in housing by avoiding discrimination,
providing equal opportunity, and taking affirmative
action to correct past discriminations. The City of
Mexico Beach implements civil rights laws which
are designed to protect persons regardless of
race, religion, national origin, family status, color,
gender, or handicap in the choice of housing. If
you believe you have been a victim of housing
discrimination, contact the Office of Fair Housing
and Equal Opportunity, Room 5116, Department
of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th
Street SW, Washington, D.C. 20410-1000; (202)
708-2878. For more information,.contact the Fair
Housing Information Clearinghouse, PO. Box 6091,
Rockville, MD 20850; (800) 245-2691.

A FAIR HOUSING/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/
HANDICAP ACCESS JURISDICTION


trusting others.
Trust is key when it
comes to peer pressure.
If your child knows which
friends she can really trust,
she will be less likely to
give in to a demand from
a possibly untrustworthy
source.
Encourage your child
to trust:
Herself. Teach your
child to listen to her
instincts and "inner voice"
when a peer is trying to
compel her to do some-
thing. What is her first
reaction-does she feel
good about the request or
does it immediately raise
doubts?
A true friend. Having
a few real friends-who
have never asked ,her to do
something that would harm
her-is a great defense
against negative peer pres-
sure.
A caring adult. Does
your child have a teach-
er or other adult she
respects? What would this
adult think of what peers
are asking her to do?
You! Ideally, your child
will come to you when faced
with a request that makes
her uncomfortable. But
she won't if your first reac-
tion is always to explode.
Staying calm, and reason-
ing with your child will
increase the chances that
she will consult you before
making a possibly harmful
mistake.
Reprinted with permis-
sion from the April 2008
isgue of Parents Still make
the difference! (Middle
School Edition) newslet-
ter, Copyright 2008 The
Parent Institute, a divi-
sion of NIS, Inc. Source:
Ron Herron and Val J.
Peter, What's Right for
Me? Making Good Choices
in Relationships, ISBN:
1-889322-21-0 (Boys Town
Press, 1-800-282-6657,
www.boystownpress.com).
Prepare to get the most
out of your parent-teacher
conferences
Parent-teacher confer-
ences are often brief. To
make the most of the time
you spend with your pre-
teen's teacher:
Chat with your preteen
ahead of time. Does she
have any concerns about
this teacher or the class?
Find out before you head
into the conference.
Make a list. Don't
assume you'll remember
everything you want to talk
about with the teacher.
Write a few notes about the
topics you'd like to cover.
Start on a high note.
Begin the conference by tell-
ing the teacher something
positive. "My child loved
the demonstration you did
last week." An upbeat start
may make the meeting go
more smoothly.
Don't be defensive. If
the teacher has concerns
about your preteen, don't
get angry. Instead, 'ask for
specific examples of the
problem.
Develop a plan. If your
preteen's teacher mentions
a certain problem, ask her
for ideas on solving it. The
plan should include things
she can do in class and you
can do at home.
Arrange for a follow-up.
Before ending the confer-
ence, make plans to touch
base with the teacher in a
few weeks. This will give
you a chance to discuss
whether the problem has
gotten better.
Reprinted with permis-
sion from the March 2008
issue of Parents Still make
the difference (Middle
School Edition) newslet-
ter. Copyright 2008 The
Parent Institute, a divi-
sion of NIS, Inc. Source:
"Making Parent-Teacher
Conferences Work for Your
Child," The National Parent
Teacher Association, www.
pta.org/archive_article
details 1118085766734.
html.


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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
Florida Bar No. 699070

Personal Representative:
Joann Forehand
P.O. Box 1095
Wewahitchka, Fl. 32456

Publish April 3 & 10, 2008


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 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
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


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
IN THE FOURTEENTH JU-
DICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND
FOR GULF COUNTY,
FLORIDA

CASE NO.: 08-12-CA

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.


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 Ma(k J. Home, the
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
CIRCUIT COURT


GULF


/s/Jasmine Hysmith
as deputy clerk

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
IN AND FOR GULF
COUNTY FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION

CASE NO: 08-11-PR

IN RE: ESTATE OF MARY
LOUISE WILLIAMS,
Deceased.

NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the
estate of Mary Louise Wil-
liams, deceased, with the
case number indicated
above, is pending in the
Circuit Court for Gulf
County, Florida, Probate
Division, the address of
which is 1000 Cecil Costin
Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida
32456. The name and ad-
dress of the personal rep-
resentative and of the per-
sonal representative's at-
torneys are set forth be-
low.
All persons having claims
against this estate who are
served with a copy of this
notice, are required to file
with this court such claim
within the later of three (3)
months after the date of
the first publication of this
notice or thirty (30) days
after the date of service of
a copy of this notice on
such person.
Persons having claims
against the estate who are
not known to the personal
representative and whose
names or addresses are
not reasonably ascertaina-
ble must file all claims
against the estate within
three (3) months after the
date of the first publication
of this notice.
Notwithstanding anything
in this notice to the con-
trary, all claims against the
estate must be filed on or
before November 3, 2009.
ALL CLAIMS AND OBJEC-
TIONS NOT SO FILED
WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED.
The date of the first publi-
cation of this notice is April
10, 2008.

Jay C. Williams
8233 S. Brownschool
Road
Vandalia, OH 45377
Personal Representative
for the Estate of Mary Lou-
ise Williams


GARY B. LEUCHTMAN
Florida Bar No. 342262
Beggs & Lane
RO. Box 12950 '
Pensacola; Flori
32591-2950
(850) 432-2451
Attorneys for Persor
Representative.


da


nal


Publish April 10 & 17, 2008

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

CASE No.
23-2008-CA-000059

RCB CENTURA BANK,
Plaintiff
vs.
KIRK LINEBERGER, et. al.,
Defendants

TO: GARY W SAMUEL and
UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF
GARY W. SAMUEL

RESIDENCE: UNKNOWN

LAST KNOWN ADDRESS:
PO BOX 9, PORT ST. JOE,
FL 32457

110 BLUE WATERDRIVE
PORT ST. JOE, FL 32456

AND TO: All persons
claiming an interest by,
through, under, or against
the aforesaid Defendant.

YOU ARE HEREBY NOTI-
FIED that an action to fore-
close a mortgage on the


1100
following described prop-
erty located in Gulf
County, Florida:

COMMENCE AT A CON-
CRETE MONUMENT
MARKING THE NORTH-
WEST CORNER OF GOV-
ERNMENT LOT 4 IN SEC-
TION 36, TOWNSHIP 8
SOUTH, RANGE 12 WEST,
GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA,
AND THENCE RUN
NORTH 00 DEGREES 14
MINUTES 43 SECONDS
EAST 702.83 FEET TO A
CONCRETE MONUMENT
FOR THE POINT OF BE-
GINNING. FROM SAID
POINT OF BEGINNING
CONTINUE NORTH 00
DEGREES 14 MINUTES 43
SECONDS EAST 84.48
FEET, THENCE RUN
NORTH 89 DEGREES 45
MINUTES 17 SECONDS
WEST 150.00 FEET TO A
POINT OF CURVE TO THE
LEFT, THENCE RUN
SOUTHWESTERLY
ALONG SAID CURVE
WITH A RADIUS OF
121.88 FEET THRU A
CENTRAL ANGLE OF 44
DEGREES 36 MINUTES 37
SECONDS FOR AN ARC
DISTANCE OF 94.90
FEET, THE CHORD OF
SAID ARC BEING SOUTH
67 DEGREES 56 MINUTES
25 SECONDS WEST 92.52
FEET TO A POINT OF RE-
VERSE CURVE, THENCE
RUN SOUTHWESTERLY
ALONG SAID REVERSE
CURVE WITH A RADIUS
OF 117.57 FEET THRU A
CENTRAL ANGLE OF 44
DEGREES 36 MINUTES 37
SECONDS FOR AN ARC
DISTANCE OF 91.54
FEET, THE CHORD OF
SAID ARC BEING SOUTH
67 DEGREES 56 MINUTES
24 SECONDS WEST 89.24
FEET, THENCE RUN
SOUTH 00 DEGREES 14
MINUTES 43 SECONDS
WEST 15.50 FEET,
THENCE RUN SOUTH 89
DEGREES 45 MINUTES 17
SECONDS EAST 318.16
FEET TO THE POINT OF
BEGINNING.

SUBJECT TO A ROAD-
WAY EASEMENT OVER
AND ACROSS THE EAST-
ERLY 66.00 FEET
THEREOF.

SUBJECT TO A ROAD-
WAY EASEMENT OVER
AND ACROSS THE
NORTHERLY 7.50 FEET
THEREOF.

SUBJECT PROPERTY BE-
ING MORE PARTICU-
LARLY DESCRIBED BY
RECENT SURVEY DATE
JANUARY 5, 2005 BY ED-
WIN G. BROWN & ASSO-
CIATES, IN. BEING JOB
NO. 00-157-26239:

COMMENCE AT A CON-
CRETE MONUMENT
MARKING THE NORTH-
WEST CORNER OF GOV-
ERNMENT LOT 4 IN SEC-
TION 36, TOWNSHIP 8
SOUTH, RANGE 12 WEST,
GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA;
THENCE RUN NORTH 00
DEGREES 14 MINUTES 43
SECONDS EAST 702.83
FEET TO A CONCRETE
MONUMENT FOR THE
POINT OF BEGINNING;
THENCE FROM SAID
POINT OF BEGINNING
CONTINUE NORTH 00
DEGREES 14 MINUTES 43
SECONDS EAST 76.98
FEET TO A POINT LYING
ON THE CENTERLINE OF
A 15 FOOT WIDE ROAD-
WAY EASEMENT;
THENCE RUN ALONG
SAID CENTERLINE AS
FOLLOWS: NORTH 89 DE-
GREES 45 'MINUTES 17
SECONDS WEST 150.00
FEET TO A POINT OF
CURVE TO THE LEFT
HAVING A RADIUS OF
121.88 FEET; THENCE
SOUTHWESTERLY
ALONG SAID CURVE FOR
94.90 FEET, THRU A CEN-
TRAL ANGLE OF 44 DE-
GREES 36 MINUTES 43
SECONDS, CHORD OF
SAID ARC BEING SOUTH
67 DEGREES 56 MINUTES
25 SECONDS WEST 92.52
FEET TO A POINT OF
CURVE TO THE RIGHT
HAVING A RADIUS OF
117.50 FEET; THENCE
SOUTHWESTERLY
ALONG SAID CURVE FOR
91.53 FEET, THRU A CEN-
TRAL ANGLE OF 44 DE-
GREES 37 MINUTES 55
SECONDS, CHORD OF
SAID ARC BEING SOUTH
67 DEGREES 57 MINUTES
01 SECONDS WEST 89.23
FEET; THENCE LEAVING
SAID CENTERLINE RUN
SOUTH 00 DEGREES 26
MINUTES 00 SECONDS
WEST 15.14 FEET TO A
ROD AND CAP; THENCE
SOUTH 89 DEGREES 41
MINUTES 21 SECONDS
EAST 318.21 FEET TO
THE POINT OF BEGINN-
ING, CONTAINING 0.48
ACRES MORE OR LESS.

has been filed against you,
and you are required to
serve a copy of your writ-
ten defenses, if any, to this
action, on MARISOL MO-
RALES of GREENSPOON
MARDER, PA., Attorneys
for Plaintiff, whose address
is TRADE CENTRE
SOUTH, SUITE 700, 100
WEST CYPRESS CREEK


1100
ROAD, FORT LAUD-
ERDALE, FL 33309, and
file the original with the
Clerk within 30 days after
the first publication of this
notice, or on or before May
12, 2008; otherwise a de-
fault and a judgement may
be entered against you for
the relief demanded in the
Complaint.

WITNESS MY HAND AND
SEAL OF SAID COURT on
this 31 day of March, 2008.

REBECCA L. NORRIS
As Clerk of said Court

/s/Jasmine Hysmith
As Deputy Clerk

Publish April 10 & 17, 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 Hysmith
Deputy Clerk

Publish April 3 & 10, 2008
In The Circuit Court Of
The Fourteenth Judicial
Circuit In And For Gulf
County, Florida

Case No.: 07-475-CA

Prosperity Bank,
Plaintiff,
vs.
James A. Cox, Jr., Un-
known 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 sepa-
rate sales, the property sit-
uated in Gulf County, Flor-
ida, 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.

(11) Lot 4, Block B,
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.

at public sale, the the high-
est and best bidder for
cash, at the fro6t 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
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
In The Circuit Court of the
Fourteenth Judicial Circuit
In and For Gulf County,
Florida

Case No.: 08-004 CA

Superior Bank, a federal
savings bank, successor
by merger to The Bank, an
Alabama banking corpora-
tion,
Plaintiff,
vs.
Sondra J. Parker a/k/a
Sondra Jane Parker a/k/a
Sondra Jane
Parker-Adklson and Alva L.
Parker


1100
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 the property
situated in Gulf County,
Florida, described as:
Commence at the south-
east corner of the north-
west quarter of the south-
east quarter of Section 15,
Township 4 South, Range
10 West, Gulf County, Flor-
ida; thence run north 89
degrees 42 minutes 21
seconds west along the
south boundary line of the
northwest quarter of the
southeast quarter of said
section 15 (as monu-
mented) for a distance of
1010.09 feet, thence de-
parting the south bound-
ary line of the northwest
quarter of the southeast
quarter of said Section 15,
run north 00 degrees 02
minutes 45 seconds west
for a distance of 680.29
feet; thence go south 89
degrees 57 minutes 15
seconds west for a dis-
tance of 64.00 feet for the
Point of Beginning. From
said Point of Beginning run
south 00 degrees 02 min-
utes 45 seconds west for a
distance of 735.70 feet to
the northerly right of way
boundary line of Old Pan-
ama Road (County Road
No. 22) thence run north
67 degrees 15 minutes 18
seconds west along said
northerly right of way
boundary for a distance of
219.02 feet to a point of in-
tersection with the easterly
right of way boundary line
of Parker Farm Road;
thence run north 00 de-
grees 02 minutes 45 sec-
onds west along said east-
erly right of way boundary
line for a distance of
650.28 feet. thence depart-
ing the easterly right of
way boundary line of Par-
ker Farm Road, run north
89 degrees 57 minutes 15
seconds east for a dis-
tance of 225.40 feet to the
Point of Beginning.

Less and Except the fol-
lowing described parcel.
Commence at the south-
east corner of the north-
west quarter of the South-
east quarter of Section 15,
Township 4 South, Range
10 West, Gulf County, Flor-
ida; thence run north 89
degrees 42 minutes 21
seconds west along the
south boundary line of the
northwest quarter of the
southeast quarter of Siam
Section 15 (as monu-
mented) for a distance of
1010.09 feet, thence de-
parting the south bound-
ary line of the northwest
quarter of the southeast
quarter of said Section 15,
run North 00 degrees 32
minutes 45 seconds west
for a distance Of 377.45
feet, thence north 85 de-
grees 18 minutes 41 sec-
onds west a distance of
132.23 feet to the Point of
Beginning, from said point
of beginning continue
north 85 degrees 18 min-
utes 41 seconds west
124.12 feet, thence south
03 degrees 18 minutes 19
seconds west 90.08 feet,
thence south 86 degrees
18 minutes 41 seconds
east 124.12 feet, thence
north 03 degrees 41 min-
utes 19 seconds east
90.09 feet to the Point of
Beginning.
Parcel containing 3.160
acres, more or less.

Subject to the following
described ingress and
egress easement.

Commence at the South-
east corner of the North-
west quarter of the south-
east quarter of Section 15,
Township 4 South, Range
10 West, Gulf County, Flor-
ida, thence run North 89
degrees 42 minutes 21
seconds west along the
south boundary line of the
Northwest quarter of the
southeast quarter of said
Section 15 (as monu-
mented) for a distance of
.1010.09 feet, thence de-
parting the south bound-
ary line of the northwest
quarter of the southeast
quarter of said Section 15,
run north 00 degrees 02
minutes 45 seconds west
for a distance of 680.29
feet; thence go south 89
degrees 57 minutes 15
seconds west for a dis-
tance of 64.00 feet, run
thence south 00 degrees
02 minutes 45 seconds
west for a distance of
735.70 feet to the northerly
right of way boundary line
of Old Panama Road
(County Road No. 22)
thence run north 67 de-
grees 15 minutes 18 sec-
onds wet along Siam
Northerly right of way
boundary for a distance of
219.02 feet to a point of in-
tersection with the easterly
right of way boundary line
of Parker Farm Road;
thence run north 00 de-
grees 02 minutes 45 sec-
onds west along said east-
erly right of way boundary
line for a distance of
276.11 feet to the Point of


1100
Beginning; from said Point
of Beginning continue
north 00 degrees 02 min-
utes 45 seconds west
along Siam easterly right
of way boundary line for
20.04 feet; thence south 86
degrees 18 minutes 41
seconds east 31.10 feet;
thence south 03 degrees
41 minutes 19 seconds
west 20.00 feet, thence
north 86 degrees 18 min-
utes 41 seconds west
28.79 to the Point of Be-
ginning.

at public sale, to the high-
est 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 24, 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 19th' day of
March, 2008

Clerk of Court
/s/Jasmine Hysmith
Deputy Clerk

Publish April 10 & 17, 2008
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE FOURTEENTH,
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND
FOR GULF COUNTY,
FLORIDA

CASE NO.: 2007-485-CA

CAPITAL CITY BANK,
Plaintiff,
vs.
DAN PARISH, BEVERLY
PARISH and UNKNOWN
TENANT(S),
Defendants.

NOTICE OF SALE PURSU-
ANT TO CHAPTER 45
NOTICE is given pursuant'
to a Final Judgment of
Foreclosure dated March
18, 2008, in Case No.
2007-485-CA, of the Circuit
Court of the Fourteenth Ju-
dicial Circuit, in and for
Gulf County, Florida, in
which CAPITAL CITY
BANK is the plaintiff and
DAN PARISH and BEV-
ERLY PARISH are Defend-
ants, I will sell to the high-
est and best bidder for
cash at the Front Lobby
door of the Gulf County
Courthouse in Port St. Joe,
Gulf County, Florida at
11:00 a.m. on April 24,
2008, the property set forth
in the Final Judgment of
Foreclosure and more par-
ticularly described as fol-
lows:

LOT 7, STILLWATER
SOUTH SUBDIVISION, A
SUBDIVISION AS PER
MAP OR PLAT THEREOF
RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 5, PAGE 14, PUB-
LIC RECORDS OF GULF
COUNTY, FLORIDA.

Date March 19, 2008

REBECCA L. NORRIS
Clerk of the Circuit Court

/s/Jasmine Hysmith
Deputy Clerk

Publish April 10 & 17, 2008
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE FOURTEENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND
FOR GULF COUNTY,
FLORIDA

CASE NO.: 2007-484-CA

CAPITAL CITY BANK,
Plaintiff,
vs.
DAN PARISH, BEVERLY
PARISH and UNKNOWN
TENANT(S),
Defendants.

NOTICE OF SALE PURSU-
ANT TO CHAPTER 45
NOTICE is given pursuant
to a Final Judgement of
Foreclosure date March
18, 2008, in Case No.
2007-484-CA, of the Circuit
Court of.the Fourteenth Ju-
dicial Circuit, in and for
Gulf County, Florida, in
which CAPITAL CITY
BANK, is the Plaintiff and
DAN PARISH and BEV-
ERLY PARISH are the De-
fendants, I will sell to the
highest and best bidder for
cash at the Front Lobby
door of the Gulf County
Courthouse in Port St. Joe,
Gulf County, Florida at
11:00 a.m. on April 24,
2008, the property set forth
in the Final Judgment of
Foreclosure and more par-
ticularly described as fol-
lows:
LOT 6, STILLWATER
SOUTH SUBDIVISION, A
SUBDIVISION AS PER
MAP OR PLAT THEREOF
RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 5, PAGE 14, PUB-
LIC RECORDS OF GULF
COUNTY, FLORIDA.

DATED March 19, 2008

REBECCA L. NORRIS
Clerk of the Circuit Court

/s/Jasmine Hysmith
Deputy Clerk

Publish April 10 & 17, 2008


I 1100 O
NOTICE OF GENERAL
ELECTION
I, Kurt S. Browning, Sec-
retary of State of the State
of Florida, do. hereby give
notice that a GENERAL
ELECTION will be held in
GULF County, State of
Florida, on the FOURTH
day of NOVEMBER,
2008,.
A.D., to fill or retain the
following offices:

President and
Vice-President
Representative in Con-
gress: District 2
State Attorney: Judicial
Circuit 14
Public Defender: Judicial
Circuit 14
State Representative: Dis-
trict 6
Supreme Court: Retention
of One Justice
First District Court of Ap-
peal: Retention of Six
Judges
Circuit Judge, Fourteenth
Judicial Circuit: Groups 4,
6, 7, 9 and 10
Clerk of the Circuit Court
Sheriff
Property Appraiser
Tax Collector
Superintendent of
Schools
Supervisor of Elections
County Court Judge:
Group 1
School Board: Districts-3
and 4
County Commissioner:
Districts 1, 3 and 5
Harbor Master for the Port
of Port Saint Joe
Tupelo Soil and Water
Conservation District:
Groups 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5

Publish April 10 & 17



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#e
1C3XU4530F590466
1998 Acura Vin#
19UYA2254WL008373
1990 Buick Vin#
2G4WB14L9L1438177

Publish: April 3 & 10, 2008



POTENTIALLY INELIGI-
BLE REGISTERED
VOTER'S NOTICE

The Gulf County Supervi-
sor of Elections has re-
ceived information the per-
son listed below is poten-
tially ineligible to be regis-
tered to vote. Failure to
contact this office within 30
days after this notice is
published may result in a
determination of ineligi-
bility by the supervisor of
elections and removal of
the registered voters'
name from the statewide
voter registration system.
You should contact this of-
fice by calling
850-229-6117 to receive in-
formation regarding the
.basis for the potential ineli-
gibility and instructions on
how to resolve the matter,
or request additional assis-
tance if needed.

An administrative hearing
will be held regarding the
potential ineligibility of
these persons on May 16,
2008 at 9 AM EST in the
Supervisor of Elections Of-
fice -
401 Long Ave, Port St Joe,
FL 32456.

The Supervisor of Elec-
tions will make a determi-
nation no less than 30
days after this published
notice and will notify the
voter of the determination
and action taken.

POTENTIALLY INELIGI-
BLE
REGISTERED VOTERS:
Henry C Johnson
412 Old Bay City Rd .
Wewahitchka, FL 32465

James E Pina
6850 Bass St
Wewahitchka, FL 32465

This notice published April
10, 2008.

Linda Griffin
Gulf County Supervisor of
Elections
April 10, 2008


The Port St. Joe Port Au-
thority will hold a special
meeting on April 14, 2008,
beginning at 8:00 a.m.,
EST, at the law offices of
Rish, Gibson, Scholz &
Groom, P.A., 116 Sailor's
Cove Drive, Port St. Joe,
Florida. Pursuant to Flor-
ida Statutes 315.18, this is
a closed meeting, closed
to the press and public.
NOTICE OF REGULAR
MEETING
The Port St. Joe Port Au-'
thority will hold its regular
monthly meeting on Mon-
day, April 14, 2008, at 9:30
a.m., EST, at the Law Of-
fices of Rish, Gibson,
Scholz & Groom, P.A., 116
Sailor's Cove Drive, Port
St. Joe, Florida. All who
wish may attend and be
heard.
If any person decides to
appeal any decision made
with respect to any matter
considered at the meeting,
he or she will need a rec-
ord of the proceedings,
and, for such purpose, he
or she may need to ensure
that a verbatim record of
the proceedings is made,
which record includes the.
testimony and evidence
upon which the appeal is
to be based.

Publish: April 10, 2008
PUBLIC NOTICE
NOTICE IS HEREBY
GIVEN that the City Com-
mission of the City of Port
St. Joe, Florida, at its
meeting on May 6, 2008,
at 6:00 P.M., 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 adoption an Ordi-
nance with the following ti-
tle:
AN ORDINANCE OF THE
CITY OF PORT ST. JOE,
FLORIDA, RELATING TO
AND AMENDING THE
ZONING CODE; AMEND-
ING THE CITY OF PORT
ST. JOE LAND DEVEL-
OPMENT REGULATION
CODE AND ZONING MAP;
DESIGNATING AND ES-
TABLISHING THE MARINA
COVE PLANNED UNIT DE-
VELOPMENT ZONING
DISTRICT; ADOPTING
CERTAIN REGULATORY
REQUIREMENTS FOR
THE MARINA COVE
PLANNED UNIT DEVEL-
OPMENT ZONING DIS-
TRICT TO SUPERSEDE
REQUIREMENTS IN THE
CITY OF PORT ST. JOE
LAND DEVELOPMENT
REGULATION CODE;
PROVIDING FOR REPEAL
OF ANY CONFLICTING
ORDINANCES; PROVID-
ING FOR SEVERABILITY;
AND PROVIDING AN EF-
FECTIVE DATE.

All interested parties are
invited to attend and be
heard. Copies of said Or-
dinance are on file at the
office of the City Clerk and
may be inspected by the
public during normal work-
ing hours.
CITY COMMISSION OF
THE CITY OF PORT ST.
JOE, FLORIDA

BY: s/

Mayor-Commissioner

Attest: s/
Clerk

Publish: April 10, 2008
ST. JOE BEACH SEWER
PROJECT

PREBLE-RISH PROJECT
NO. 019.133

NOTICE

Sewer Service will soon be
available in the St. Joe
Beach area. Three public
hearings will be held at the
Beaches Fire Station to
further describe the proc-
ess. The Beaches Fire
Station is located at 7912
Alabama Avenue, Port St.
Joe Beach, FL 32456

The first Public Hearing will
be held on Tuesday, April
15, 2008 at 7:00 PM E.T.

The second Public Hear-
ing will be held on Thurs-
day, May 15, 2008 at 7:00
PM E.T.

The final Public Hearing
will be held on Saturday,
June 14, 2008 at 10:00 AM
E.T.

Publish April 10, 2008


III





Established 1938 Servino Gulf County and surrounding areas for 67years


THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, APRIL 10, 2008 9B


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Sheriff's Office will be con- into a
ducting vehicle safety check- facility.
points and DUI check points On
during the month of April ated b)
2008. The check points Newton
will be held throughout the for a tr
county to include Highway determ
98 near St. Joe Beach, was s
Highway 98 and Garrison arreste
Ave, C-30 Simmons On
Bayou, Highway 71 North driven
of White City, Highway 22 Johnsc
and Highway 22A, Highway for a tr
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action of contraband bag of marijuana was found
state correctional on Mr. Johnson's person.
Christopher Johnson was
04/03 a vehicle oper- arrested for possession
Michael Raymond of more than 20 grams of
50, was stopped marijuana.
iffic violation, it was On 04/04 a vehicle
ned that his license driven by Charles Woodrow
ispended, he was Hood Sr, 72, was stopped,
for DWLSR. Mr. Hood had in his pos-
04/03 a vehicle session 15 Xanax pills hid-
)y Christopher Dude den in a wrapper from a
n, 20, was stopped cigarette package. Mr. Hood
affic violation. While was arrested for possession
g with Mr. Johnson of a controlled substance.
iuty noticed what During the week of
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na in the vehicle, Gulf County Dispatcher
search of the vehi- handled 415 calls for ser-
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the murder of Justin Jay Curcie?

Justin Jay Curcie (19
years old)
Justin Curcie's bodywas
found in September 2005
in Wewahitchka, Florida.
If you have any informa-
tion concerning Justin's
murder, please contact
the Gulf County Sheriff's .
Office at 850-227-1160
or 850-227-1115, or call
Crime Stoppers at 785-TIPS
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Enforcement Field Report


March 28 April 3,
2008
This report represents
some events the Florida Fish
and Wildlife Conservation
Commission (FWC) handled
over the past week; how-
ever, it does not include all
actions taken by the Division
of Law Enforcement.
NORTHWEST REGION
SANTA ROSA COUNTY
On March 28, Officer
David Jernigan arrested an
individual on Deaton Bridge
Road for an outstanding
warrant.
On March 29, Officer
David Jernigan teamed up
with CorporalMitch Golloher
with the Florida Department
of Environmental Protection
and patrolled the Blackwater
River and wildlife manage-
ment area. They located a
subject in a campsite who
seemed very reluctant to
move from his seat. When
the subject finally stood, a
bag containing a drug pipe
was exposed. The officers
then discovered that the
subject was wanted on a
local warrant. The sub-
ject was transported to the
Santa Rosa County Sheriff's
Office and booked on the
warrant and the parapher-
nalia charge.
The owner of the sunk-
en 100foot steel hull vessel,
"Symphonia," was arrested
on a warrant that Officer


Howard Jones issued last
month for a derelict vessel
violation. The vessel owner
was picked up by a Santa
Rosa County deputy early
last week and the judge
released him on his own
signature bond with a court
date set later this month.
OKALOOSA COUNTY
On April 2, Officer
Randall Brooks responded
to a hunting accident in
an area north of Crestview.
Two men were hunting tur-
keys; one was an experi-
enced turkey hunter and
the other a novice. The
experienced hunter left the
other in a blind and when
he returned, he saw the
realistic gobbler decoy the
other was using and shot it.
His shot destroyed the decoy
and peppered the other
hunter sitting in the nearby
blind. The injured man was
treated for minor abrasions
from the shot pellets and
released. Investigations will
be handling the case.
BAY COUNTY
Officer Joe Chambers
worked the Econfina and
the Choctawhatchee Wildlife
Management Areas checking
turkey hunters. He found
two hunters that did not
have the required turkey
hunting permits. Citations
were issued.
Officer Mark Clements
tracked a subject to a


ground blind where he
found a hunter overlooking
a large pile of corn. The
hunter was in possession
of turkey calls along with
a pipe the hunter said he
uses to smoke "meth" with.
Citations were issued for
hunting over bait, posses-
sion of drug parapherna-
lia and no turkey hunting
permit.
Officer Mike Nobles
stopped at the Cherokee
Landing Bridge to inspect
some fishers when he found
one fisher had an outstand-
ing arrest warrant from
Washington County for fail-
ure to pay child support.
The next day, Officer Nobles
checked a fisher at the Deer
Point Dam and found he had
an outstanding arrest war-
rant from Calhoun County
for violation of probation.
In both instances, the indi-
viduals were booked into
the Bay County Jail.
LEON COUNTY
Officer Billy Kemp
teamed up with officers from
Gadsden and Liberty coun-
ties to work a combined
water patrol/turkey hunting
detail on the Ochlockonee
River. The two-day detail
was successful by contact-
ing both fishermen and
hunters. One citation and
nine warnings were issued
for boating violations.


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Gulf Coast Electric Cooperative will
hold its 60th Annual 1Iembers' Meeting
this Saturday, April 12 at its headquarter
office, located at 722 West Highway 22 in
Wewahitchka. The purpose of the meet-
ing is to communicate information about
the Cooperative, including the financial
reports and overall business status, as
well as serve as a social event for the entire
membership.
Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. CST
with each registered member receiving
a $10 credit on his or her elec tric bill.
Members will be given the opportunity to
win prizes throughout the day, including
the grand prizes, which are three vaca-


tion packages and 10 $100 credits to
an electric bill. There will also be plenty
of refreshments provided by GCEC and
booths offering valuable information for
the duration of the meeting.
Beginning at 9:15 a.m., entertainment
will be provided by The Second Time
Around. There will also be a bounce
house for the children. The guest speaker
will be Gary Smith of PowerSouth Energy
Cooperative. The business portion of the
Annual Meeting will begin at 11 a.m.
"I invite all of our members to come
and take part in our Annual Meeting, not
only to be present for the business portion
of the meeting, but also to enjoy food, priz-


Biz Briefs


By Ron Isbell
Star General Manager
To submit an article for Biz Briefs,
email the information to ronJisbell@
starfl.com.
Badcock's
Rick Wise has been absent from the
store the past several days helping to ded-
icate a new church in Central America.
Rick joined two other members of the
Blountstown congregation that funded
the church's construction. '
-The church had funded construction
of a well for the community two years ago
and felt compelled to return with the gift
of a new church building.
Capital newcomer
Amy Geiger has joinedtour commu-
nity as the actingpresident of Capital City
Bank of Gulf County. She and her dedi-
cated team of bankers and community
directors will be greeting customers and
members of the community at a reception
Thursday from 4:30 to 6:30 at the bank.
Amy comes to the Port St. Joe bank
from her position as President of Capital
City Bank's Crawfordville location, where
she isL very active in community projects
including Keep Wakulla County Beautiful,
The Wakulla Rotary Club, and youth
sports. ..
Kids Win
Some 50 businesses, most of them
from right here In Port St. Joe, have
banded together to help Gary Hite of
Seahorse Water Safaris, Port St. Joe
Marina, the Lions Club, The St. Joe Co.


and WindMark Beach put on a heck of a
fishing tournament just for kids. It's com-
ing up this weekend at the Marina.
Bring your kids (or borrow some),
come on out to the Marina and have a
good time. Reinember, the kids have to
reel in the catch but you can have a lot of
.fun helping!
Retiring ,
Wayne and Sonja Taylor have decided
they've worked long enough and want
to try out "'retirement". They will spend
the next couple of months winding down
their St. Joe Furniture Store on Reid Ave.
then relax for a while.'
Farmer's Market
Jodi Perez of Provisions, Kim
Harrison of the Gulf Alliance for the
Arts, Sandra Chafin of the Gulf County
Chamber of Commerce, and founder
Amber Davis put together a great open-
ing of Port St. Joe's new Farmer's-Market
.Saturday.
The event will return April 19 and
is scheduled for the first and third
Saturdays through November. Fresh from
the farm produce, fresh from the gulf
seafood, good ole Tupelo honey, and a
good sampling of arts and crafts await
shoppers.
Nautical fleas
Port St. Joe Marina and Port St.
Joe Yacht Club will host a nautical flea
market April 12 at the marina. New and
used marine equipment, tackle and boats
will be offered. Proceeds from space
rentals will go to the Kids Win Fishing
Tournament.


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es and entertainment," Gulf Coast Electric
CEO/General Manager Roy Barnes said.
Gulf Coast Electric Cooperative is part
of the Touchstone Energy@ national alli-
ance of local, consumer-owned electric
cooperatives providing high standards of


service to customers large and small.
GCEC serves more than 24,000 meters in
Bay, Calhoun, Gulf, Jackson, Walton and
Washington counties and in the munici-
palities of Wewahitchka, Ebro, White City,
Lynn Haven, Fountaip and Southport.


Local REALTORS@ Remain Positive
The upside of Florida real estate: 10 market positives
Long-term economic and demographic S. C., home values were actually higher
trends continue to favor Florida. By 2010 one year later. Example #2: That same
it has been forecast that Florida will be the year, 1989, a huge earthquake made big
third most populated state in the country. news in San Francisco, and the same thing
Florida's population is expected to increase happened-house prices went up.
about 75 percent by 2030. Florida dem- Grant Thrall, a professor of what's
onstrates a long history of strong growth. called Economic Geography, explains this
It has been one of the 10 fastest-growing phenomenon this way-residents move
states in the U.S. for each of the past seven away and lome prices fall only when natu-
decades, and often it has been in the top ral disasters start becoming regular occur-
four, according to census data. Population rences in an area, not when they happen
growth will continue to provide a foundation periodically. And while the hurricane sea-
for other economic growth such as new jobs spns of 2004 and 2005 may still be fresh
and growing incomes. All of which is good in our minds, the fact is, historically it was
for real estate. a fluke. Eight storms hit the Florida main-
People are continuing to move here. It's land in those two years. But if you look
estimated that 1,000 people move here every back at the 50 years prior, only six Category
day (, "Florida Quick Facts"). No wonder 3 or higher storms hit the Florida mainland
Florida's population has grown 13.4% since in half a century.
2000, compared to only 6.4% for the rest of Gov. Charlie Crist, state lawmakers and
the country, according to census data. business groups are committed to finding
Five of the top 15 cities in the Milken real solutions to the escalating costs and
Institute's 2007 "Best Performing Cities" shortage of property insurance in Florida,
survey, which looks at sustainable economic as well as much-needed property tax reform.
growth, are in Florida, including the No. 1 Florida Realtors will continue working
city, Ocala. A total of 13 Florida cities are in closely with lawmakers to help resolve these
the top 50. complicated issues and keep the state's
Low unemployment. Almost 120,000 economy moving forward. For example,
jobs were created in Florida in the year 2007 FAR President Nancy Riley sits on the
between August 2006 and August 2007. governor's property tax reform commission,.
Florida's unemployment rate has hovered and 2005 FAR President Frank Kowalski
at or under 4% for a long time; and was served on the governor's insurance reform
4% in August 2007, according to the latest commission.
data available from the U.S. Department of Jnterests rates currently are still low, on
Labor. That not only puts it well below the a par with interest rates in the 1960s. And
national unemployment average, it also is thanks to the Fed's recent rate cut, we're
the lowest unemployment rate among all ten already seeing lower rates on home equity
of the most populous states., and mortgage loans, including jumbor loans.
Jobs are plentiful, and that trend will The Fed's action effectively increases the
continue. A recent study by Bizjournals number of homebuyers able to make a pur-
called "Where the Jobs Are" found that 7 of chase, which should increase demand, and
the hottest 15 job markets are in Florida. also help support home prices. Home prices
Let's take a look at the weather. If continue to stabilize, inventory is plentiful
you think the hurricanes we experienced and homebuyers have lots of options.
are going to have long-term effects on the Homeownership has value: Realtors
Florida real estate market, consider this believe... and research supports that belief
tidbit from Fortune Magazine. It recently ... that homeownership provides a variety*
reported, "Economists and geographers of benefits, tangible and intangible, to the
who have studied how natural disasters community as well as the individual hom-
affect real estate values have generally found eowner.
there to be no lasting impact." Example Copyright 2008 Florida Association
#1: When Hurricane Hugo hit Charleston, of Realtors @




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OVERSTREET WATER SYSTEM

INFORMATIONAL MEETING




Commissioner Traylor will hold a

Town Hall meeting on Thursday,

April 17 at 6:30 p.m. eastern to

provide information concerning

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

water system. Sign up forms will be

available at the meeting.


For


further


information,


please contact Don Butler. at

850/229-6111.


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


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

p.m. ET.


Publish March 20, 27, April 3, 10, 17 & 24


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The Star, Port St. Joe, FL Thursday, April 10, 2008 11B





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i ns First-time Buyers Find Opportunities,
Mosauito Re ell ent Different Rules in Current Home Market


By Roy Lee Carter
County Extension
Director
Female mosquitoes
feed on blood to help their
eggs develop into offsprings.
When she bites, the female
mosquito releases her saliva
into the area where she is bit-
ing. Her saliva contains pro-
teins that may cause some
people to have an allergic
reaction such as itchy red
bumps and hives. For those
with increased sensitivity to
bites, a blister, bruise, or
large inflammatory reaction
can occur. If a mosquito is
harboring a virus it can be
transmitted to humans. The
most important, mosquito-
borne diseases in Florida
are St. Louis encephalitis,
Eastern Equine Encephalitis
and West Nile Encephalitis.
The best ways to avoid
mosquito bites are to avoid
the infested area, wear pro-
tective clothing and wear
insect repellent.
How do mosquito repel-
lents work? Repellents
make humans unattractive
to a mosquito so that it will
avoid areas of the body that
have been treated with the
product. Repellents do not'
kill mosquitoes. The best
repellents will provide pro-
tection from bites for a long
period from just one appli-
cation. The University of
Florida mosquito research-
ers test and evaluate the
effectiveness of mosquito
repellents based on the
amount of time the product


will continue to repel mos-
quitoes after one application
to the skin. This is known
as complete protection time
(CPT).
What kind of Mosquito
Repellents are Available?
Repellents that are synthetic
chemicals, such as DEET,
or plant derived chemicals
such as citronella. Various
formulations of these repel-
lents are available that dif-
fer in the amount of active
ingredient, which is the sub-
stance that actually repels
the mosquito. These prod-
ucts are available as sprays,
wipe-on stick forms and
lotions.
Will Garlic, Bananas,
or Vitamin-B Repel
Mosquitoes? There is no
scientific evidence that eat-,
ing garlic, vitamins, onions,
or any other food will make
a person repellent to mos-
quitoes. The attractant level
of each individual to biting


Arthropods is based on a
complex interaction of many
chemical and visual signals.
Certain food in certain indi-
viduals may affect their indi-
vidual attractiveness to bit-
ing arthropods, for better or
for worse.
How to Apply Mosquito
Repellents.
-Read the label!!! Apply
according to the directions
on the label. Do not use
any repellents that have not
been approved by the EPA.
To find this information, you
can visit the EPAs Web site
or look for an EPA registra-
tion number on the label.
-As with all over the
counter products, use com-
mon sense when applying.
Watch for reactions some
people may be allergic to
ingredients in the repellent.
-Apply only to the parts
of the body that are exposed.
Some repellents can be
applied directly to clothing,
but check the label first. Do
not apply to skin that will be
covered by clothing.
-Do not allow young
children to apply repellents.
-Apply only as often as
the, label sys. More is not
better! If the repellent wears
off earlier that expected,
read the label to determine
how often it is safe to re-
apply.
-Keep in mind that
some things may decrease
the effectiveness of a repel-
lent such as: Activities that
cause perspiration, high
humidity, high temperature,
rainfall and swimming.
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For the first-time home
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like Christmas out there.
Foreclosures rate are at his-
toric levels and prices are
retreating to levels from four
years ago in some cases.
With so many potential
deals around, that puts first-
time buyers kept on the
sidelines by years of rap-
idly escalating prices much
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First-time buyers often don't
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Many of the steps for
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having your real estate
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Workforce Center Expo

The Womrkforce Center
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our 5th Annual Professional
Employment Expo on
Thursday, May 8 at the Gulf
Coast Community College
from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. It is
free to the public.

FSU Panama City To

Hold Professional

Job Fair


Florida State University
Panama City will hold a pro-
fessional job fair with some
of Bay County's top employ-
ers. The event will be:
Thursday, April 10,
2008
Noon 4 PM.
FSU Panama City
Barron Building Commons
Participating Employers
ADT Security Services
Bay County Board
of Commissioners
Bay Medical Center
Camelot Enterprise
.Gulf Coast Medical Center
Hollister Company
Lane Bryant
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the No. I negotiated item,
other issues come into play
and are magnified by the
current climate. Many first-
time buyers today are driv-
en to find "perfect" hous-
es. Beyond every squeak,
drip and crack, they now
expect that sellers should
change carpets that don't
fit their decorating schemes
or paint colors that don't
match their furniture. Most
everything in a real estate
transaction is negotiable -
and that's underscored even
more today by what some
motivated sellers are willing
to concede. Discussions can
include homeowner associa-
tion fees, taxes, closing costs
- and even down payments.
There's a balance to
strike between being an
aggressive buyer and one
who overplays his hand.
Many buyers are using the
home inspection process
as a time to re-open price
negotiations. Use this tactic
with care. Sellers who are
pushed too hard may simply
dig in and refuse to negoti-
ate. Many deals die because
both sides are scraping for
every last penny.
Some agents caution
that sellers may accept large
price discount or multiple
rounds of concessions for
amenities and extras but
not both. As a buyer, know
what matters to you most.
If you're handy, a deep price
cut might be more beneficial
than a series of superficial
repairs. Broken items (a
hole in the wall or a dam-
aged door) and safety issues
(bad wiring or a rotted stair-
case) often fall to the sellers
to fix. Worn items (outdated
chandeliers or scratched tile)
can be negotiated but often
become the responsibility of
the new owner to replace.
Whatever concessions or
contingencies you propose,
consult with your real estate
attorney to make certain the
terms are properly reflected
in your contract which is
still one of the most crucial
pieces of the transaction.
KNOW THE PRICE,
FIND THE MONEY
The salivation factor is
hard to ignore: Depending
on the ,area, some home
prices have fallen back to
2004 levels. Make certain
your offer price not the
asking price is in line
with the market. Ask your
real estate agent for a com-
petitive market analysis and
conduct your own research
online at sites like Zillow.
com.
Price, however, shouldn't
be .your only financial con-
sideration. The days of eas-
ily obtainable money are
behind and borrowers will
find the requirements much
more stringent than a year
ago. Review your financial
situation, collect data and
get pre-approved for a mort-
gage. Current recommenda-
tions are that your monthlry-
housing-payment-to-income-


ratio falls between 28 per-
cent (conservative) and 33
percent (aggressive). That is,
the total of your monthly
housing payment should
fall between 28 and 33 per-
cent of your gross monthly
income. Affordability calcu-
lators are available at sites
like BankRate.com and
RealEstateJournal.com.
Realize that loan pro-
grams requiring no down
payment (so-called 100 per-
cent financing) are scarcer
than a year ago. For instance,
Milwaukee-based Mortgage
Guaranty Insurance Corp.,
which insures lenders in the
case of default, no longer
protects 100 percent loans.
For mortgage applicants, it
now requires a minimum
credit score of 620 and
down payment of 3 percent
- $3,000 for every $100,000
in purchase price. A 3 per-
cent down payment for a
house priced at $195,900
- the national median exist-
ing home price in February
- is approximately $5,877. A
down payment of 10 percent
is $19,590.
EYES ON THE FUTURE
There's nothing quite as
satisfying as coming home
to a place that's all yours.
But don't jump into the first
home that suits your need.
Make your purchase a stra-
tegic one. Many experts sug-
gest that you should buy a
.home only if you intend to be
there for seven to 10 years.
Housing bubbles periods
of long price expansion -
take time to come down
to more affordable levels.
While some markets may
have touched bottom, others
still are on the way down. A
first-time buyer should plan
to be in the house for a long
time for the planning to pay
off.
Some of the rules have*
changed for first-time home-
buyers. Still, many of the
mechanics remain constant,
regardless of the market.
-Evaluate your situation -
job, education, family. All
of that should be part of the
equation when deciding to
purchase. If the variables
don't add up, it might be
wise to wait a while longer.
Charles J. Kovaleski
is president of Attorneys'
Title Insurance Fund,
Inc., (The Fund) the lead-
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and the sixth largest title
insurance company in the
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Fund, based in Orlando,
Fl., underwrites more than
300,000 title insurance pol-
icies for owners and lend-
ers in Florida every year.
Fqr more information, visit
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