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Publication Date: April 17, 2008
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Mullis Fundraiser 6A

Obituaries 4B

Kids Win Fishing 1B

fiber 26 Port St. Joe, FL 2 Sections 24 Pages

April 17, 2008

Port for an Economic Storm

By Tim Croft
Star News Editor

By the end of the year the Port of Port
St. Joe should be operating from its own
bulkhead along the Gulf County Canal.
With a potential partnership with
The St. Joe Company (see accompanying
sidebar), products could be movingthrough
the port in less than half that time.
During its regular monthly meeting
on Monday, the Port Authority received
an overview of the engineering for the new
bulkhead to be constructed on the parcel
of land the port purchased between the
Port St. Joe wastewater treatment plant

and the Gulf County Canal.
"We are about 95 percent complete,"
said Billy Perry, vice president of Hatch
Mott MacDonald, an engineering firm out
of Panama City that has been working on
the bulkhead plans. "We still have some
things we are looking at.
"(When completed) you will have a
very substantial (bulkhead) wall that will
do you well into the future."
In short strokes, the Port Authority
has reached a critical juncture on several
Start with the recent receipt of a
permit from the U.S. Army Corps of
Engineers to begin the work, dredging and

bulkhead construction, on the site the port
purchased a little more than a year ago.
Given the typical timeframes for the
completion of such a permit, the Port
Authority's request navigated the red tape
in rather quicksilver fashion.
"That is a very important
accomplishment and in record time," said
Allen Cox, chairman of the Port Authority
And with the engineering work nearly
completed on the new bulkhead, the Port
Authority is poised to send the construction
contract out for bids.
The current schedule agreed upon on
Monday was to advertise the construction

contract on April 24 with bids to be
submitted by May 15. Provided all aspects
proceed as expected, the Port Authority
would award the winning bid during a
special meeting on May 19.
Perry he said he expected several
prominent companies throughout the
Southeast to bid on the project.
Construction would then begin in mid-
June, Perry said, and the project would
take roughly six months.
"By the end of the year it should be
complete," Perry said. "That would be a
reasonable time provided we can get the

(See PORT on Page OA)

Hail to

the Chief

Florida Supreme Court Chief Justice
Visits Wewahitchka High School

By Despina Williams
Star Staff Writer

Since being appointed to the Florida
Supreme Court in 1988, Chief Justice R.
Fred Lewis has sometimes felt trapped
inside a glass box.
"I like being a lawyer better than being
a judge," Lewis confessed during a visit to
Wewahitchka on Monday.
"I've been very isolated being a judge.
When you're a lawyer, you're not in a glass
box all the time."
Being bound to the bench sometimes
makes Lewis sing the blues, but on Monday,
the chief justice's spirits were high.
Lewis accepted Wewahitchka High
School government teacher Matt Bullard's
Invitation to speak to his junior and senior
government students.
Bullard met the Chief Justice while
taking part in the Justice Teaching Institute,
a workshop sponsored by the Florida
Supreme Court, in Tallahassee last April.
Lewis arrived in the school's media
center with his wife, Judith, daughter,
Lindsay, and several staffers in tow, and
gave an interactive, two-hour lecture on the
First Amendment.

(See CHIEF on Page 11A)

Miller Announces for Sheriff

Robert Miller, a 30 year Sate Law
Enforcement officer with the Florida
Wildlife Conservation Commission,
announces he will be a candidate for the
office of Gulf County Sheriff. He will run
as a Democrat.
"I believe my experience and
qualifications speak for themselves." Miller,
58,. has served all 30 years of his State
law enforcement career in Gulf County.
"I had plenty of opportunities to move to
other areas of Florida," Miller said, "but
I dedicated my life to serving the citizens
of Gulf County. I'm very familiar with the

Robert Miller

whole county and its people."
"I believe I am a fresh face that can
bring a new outlook and respect back to
our Sheriff's Office. One of my goals is to
take a proactive approach to addressing
crime in our county. I would like to see
the Gulf County Sheriff's Office have better
cooperation with other departments in the
county to fight meth labs and other drug-
related crimes. I would like to see youth
programs such as DARE and the Junior
Deputies implemented."
Miller realizes that the Sheriff's
position not only involves law enforcement;
but, also business and management. "I
have a college degree and I have experience
running a personal business." Miller also
has hundreds of hours of law enforcement
training. "I have experience in making
drug arrests, search and rescues, and all
other areas of law enforcement."
Miller and his wife have been married
for twenty-five years. They have a son
that attends college. "My family has been
actively attending Glad Tidings Assembly
of God Church for the past sixteen years."
"I am confident that if I am elected
sheriff, I can restore dignity and integrity
back to the Gulf County Sheriff's Office. I
can make our sheriff's department a source
of pride for our citizens again. Remember a
vote for Robert Miller is a vote for integrity
and for restoring confidence back into our
Gulf County Sheriff's Office."

Yeager Seeks Commission Seat

Warren Yeager (R) is announcing his
candidacy for the Gulf County Commission
District 5 race.
Warren and his wife Jacque live in Port
St. Joe and have two children and four
Their daughter Kelli Combs and
husband Robert live in Port St. Joe and
have two sons Jacob and Jackson. Their
son Ryan and wife Brigette live in Lynn
Haven and also have two sons RJ and
Warren previously served Dist 5 and
Gulf County as commissioner from 1992
to 2000.
In 2001 he was appointed by Gov.
Jeb Bush to serve on Port St. Joe's Port
Authority where he continues to serve
From 1993 to 1996 he served as
chairman of the Small County Coalition
which lobbies the legislature on small
counties behalf. Warren believes this
experience uniquely qualifies him in his
desire to again become commissioner of
Dist. 5.
"The challenges ahead for our County
are many and include, but are not limited
to, economic development, budget control,
taxes and infrastructure needs.
To address these issues we need to
work closely with not only state and federal
agencies but also with our other taxing
authorities within the County.

Working together with the cities of Port
St. Joe and Wewahithka and also with the
Gulf County School Board we can better
address the problems that face us today.
I am looking forward to the opportunity
of continuing my public service to Gulf
With proven leadership I pledge to
enthusiastically work to address every
issue of Dist. 5 and Gulf County.
Anyone who would like to contact
me can do so at 899-7337 or by email at"

Warren Yeager


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Photo courtesy of Debbie Hooper

The crowds came out during the weekend, and the Centennial Building was decorated to the nines as the annual Taste of the Coast
offered a dash of art with the food for a good cause, college scholarships for local students. See more on Page 2A.



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Taste of the Coast Benefits Gulf County Scholarships

By Despina Williams County restaur antsoserved
Star Staff Writer a packed house thetirbest
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Despite an economic
downturn, this weekend's
A Taste of the Coast event
raised over $13,0000 for
Gulf County scholarships.
The event, which is
part chef sampler, part fine
art auction and exhibition,
endows the Gulf County
Scholarship Fund and
benefits art and culinary
scholarships for Gulf
County graduates.
The event began last
Friday with an art preview
party in the Centennial

Acclaimed Tallahassee
artist O.L. Samuels donated
this piece to Saturday 'night's

For scenes of A
Taste of the Coast,
visit our website,

Building. Festivities
continued on Saturday,
with '"Art in the Park" in
Port St. Joe's Jetty Park.
Thirty-one artists
displayed their work in a
variety of media, including
painting, photography,
glass, metalwork and
"Lots of the artists
made money," noted event
co-chair Dana Boyer.
"Unfortunately, we had a
15-minute thunderstorm
that came through and
drenched everything, but
the ones that stayed did
The main event began
at 6 p.m. in the Centennial
Building, where several
Gulf, Franklin and Bay

SlThe UcUU creating
committee, led by Clay
Keels, spruced up the
Centennial Building with
colorful paper lanterns and
balloons, and Hurricane
Donnie (Thiel), on
saxophone, provided the
musical entertainment.
While sampling the
restaurants' offerings,
attendees bid on donated
artwork in silent and live
auctions, which raised over
Ticket sales for the
event raised an additional
$4,720 for the Gulf'County
Scholarship Fund.
'Gulf County
Scholarship Committee
members also staged three
successful raffles. Scott
Hoffman won a golf cart;
Gary Ross won a flatscreen
TV and John Bernal won a
laptop computer.
The following is a
complete list of artists and
restaurants who helped
make this year's A Taste of
the Coast a success:

All photos by Marie Logan/The Star
Friday afternoon's "Art in the Park" featured face painting and children's art activities.


Erin Searcy Mexico
Beach, FL
Rhonda Thiel Port St.
Joe, FL
Sam Kates St. Joe
Beach, FL
David Bonar-Mexico
Beach, FL
Leon Wiesner
Carrabelle, FL
Penny Anderson -
Carrabelle, FL
Betty Sittig -
Marjorie Schoelles -
Tallahassee, FL
Heather Parker -
Panama City, FL
Zan Miller Panama
City, FL
Amy Raley Panama
City, FL
Paulette Perlman -
Panama City, FL
Janet Cumbaa Taylor -
Blountstown, FL
Ann Sealy Williams -
Altha, FL
Jure Coombs
Chambers Beacon Hill,

Attendees take a look at the contributed artwork before
bidding on items at Saturday night's live auction.
Bill Valley Panama
City, FL Metalwork
Bedford Watkins Peter Burgher Port
Eastpoint, FL St. Joe, FL
Jennifer Bonaventura Charles Beck -
- Panama City, FL Tallahassee, FL

Tom Wood Mexico
Beach, FL
Sue Gibbs Mexico
Beach FL
Jan Ord Mexico
Tracy Vanatta Mexico
Beach, FL
Bill Wood Port St.
Joe, FL
Bill Koscielniak -
Panama City Beach, FL

Ernest Hand -
Wewahitchka, FL
Jim Garth Port St.
Joe, FL
Bobby Pollack Mexico
Beach, FL
O.L. Samuels -

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


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!


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 F

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Alice Cappa -
- Monticello, FL
Sandra McInnis -
Mexico Beach, FL
Emille Pritchard -
Panama City, FL

Carol Penrod St. Joe
Beach, FL
Geri Anderson Port
St. Joe, FL
Daphne Lloyd Indian
Pass, FL
Linda McGlothin-
Mexico Beach, FL
Anne Eason Indian
Pass, FL
Sara Ross Port St.
Joe, FL
Leslie Wentzel Port
St. Joe, FL

Sandie Yarbrough -
Mexico Beach, FL
George Elliott -
Birmingham, Al/ St. Joe
Beach, FL
Marie Stephens -
Mexico Beach, FL
Michele Beaudin -
Tallahassee, FL

Participating restaurants donated enough food to serve
300 people.
Debbie Hooper Port Jewelry
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Tim Nelson Port St. Apalachicola, FL
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Louise Gainie of LuLu's Sweet Expectations in Port St. Joe served up homemade pra-
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A Taste of the Coast Student Art Winners 2008

Kindergarten-Second Grade

First Place: Bryce Register; 2nd grader from Port St. Joe Elementary

Second Place: Ardella Hall; 2"'d grader from Wewahitchka Elementary

Third Place: Mary-Kate Wood; K from Faith Christian

Third-Fifth Grade

First Place: Chloe Burke; 3"' grader from Port St. Joe Elementary

Second Place: Ty Royal; 4th grader from Port St. Joe Elementary

Third Place: Justin Barrier 5"' grader from Wewahitchka Elementary

Sixth-Eighth Grade

First Place: Katerina Nelson; 6"' grader from Port St. Joe Middle

Second Place: Sam Taylor; 8"' grader from Port St. Joe Middle

Third Place: Matthew Morgan; 7"1 grader from Port St. Joe Middle

Ninth-Twelfth Grade

First Place: Lee Pack; 12', grader from Port St. Joe High

Second Place: Shelby Scheffer; 111" grader from Port St. Joe High

Third Place: Lilla Dykes; 9ih grader from Port St. Joe High

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Established 1937 Serving Gulf county and surrounding areas for 70 years

Shelter in Place?

During last week's meeting of the Board of
County Commissioners, chairman Billy Traylor took
issue with an e-mail that had publicly circulated
sufficiently to come to commissioners' attention.
Traylor labeled the e-mail "just about criminal in
my mind," as it stated essentially that the Honeyville
Storm Shelter was not FEMA approved and worthless
to the county.
The worthless language might have gone
overboard a bit.
After all, in a county in which there is roughly
one park for every 526 residents, any addition in the
form of a community center is akin to adding a salad
fork to the dinner table.
Aesthetically nice; leave the necessity discussion
for others.
But a bit of history helps shed some light on
this project and what it will mean when any kind of
major storm is looming in the Gulf of Mexico.
It is important to distinguish between funding
and approval or certification.
The Honeyville Storm Shelter was in large
measure a product of the Development of Regional
Impact (DRI) process that The St. Joe Company was
forced to undertake to construct WindMark Beach
Phase II.
As part of its agreement with the county, St. Joe
agreed to pony up $250,000 for the shelter and if
gauged by discussions at the time, the shelter was to
be the county's first certified hurricane shelter.
At a later point, the City of Port St. Joe chipped
in with another $200,000 or so as part of the
agreement in which the county allowed the city to
annex the WindMark development.
The county was going to marry those funds wiIh
those from the county, ostensibly from grants.
However, more than two hurricane seasons went
by between the DRI discussions and the beginning
of construction on the shelter, which came after still
another park was constructed between Hwy. 71 and
the site of the shelter in Honeyville.
As proposed by Commissioner Carmen
McLemore, inmate labor was originally to construct
the shelter but discussions during county meetings
swayed Mr. McLemore that maybe that wasn't exactly
the proper route for building a genuine storm
Architect drawings were completed and the
contract let, but as any resident who cares to peruse
the board agenda packet each meetingwould discover
there were slip-ups along the way.
First, the grants, particularly from FEMA.
The unfortunate part of that was that with
building already underway prior to any kind of FEMA
review or okay of an application which reached the
agency incomplete for starters for grant funds,
FEMA declined to fund the project.
The agency would not even consider funding to
retrofit the building to meet FEMA specifications

- re: someone was asking for a mulligan on the
construction, questioning whether it was a true
storm shelter since it does not approve or fund
shelters already under construction.
So, the federal grant funding, totaling $337,000
and change, was lost and placed squarely on the
shoulders ofcountytaxpayersbecause commissioners
decided that if the grant money was not forthcoming,
they would seek a loan to make up those funds.
And the grant funds were not forthcoming
because the Board of County Commissioners
essentially ignored state and federal dictates in place
since at least 2001.
As was rightly pointed out last week, the
American Red Cross is the agency charged with
approving storm shelters in Florida, the only hiccup
in this case being, again found in the board packet,
that the Red Cross's requirements and FEMA's were
in conflict.
Meanwhile, with construction already underway,
both the county building department and emergency
management became involved, noting deficiencies
in what was on paper and forcing the contractor to
redo some work as well as alter the scope of the job
on the fly.
This while said contractor was being publicly
hammered during Commission meetings.
While indeed the shelter ended up being built
to the more up-to-date Red Cross standards, now
close, but not entirely up to the same level as FEMA
requirements, the fact is it was built to stand wind
loads no higher than those experienced at the upper
end of a Category 3 storm.
Therefore, should a major hurricane, a storm
above Category 2, say an Ivan or an Opal, bear
down on Gulf County, protection in the Honeyville
Storm Shelter would be roughly that found in many
recently-built homes in the area.
Actually, some of those more recently-constructed
homes might have been built to higher standards.
In sum, county taxpayers are on the hook for
at least $337,000 the figure, when everything is
totaled, is likely to be higher for what amounts to
be a community center.
Some may want to call it a storm shelter, but is
not even close to the shelter envisioned and discussed
during the DRI process of two-plus years ago.
There is some agreement here with Mr. Traylor's
comment about the e-mail.
This is why this page has long urged State
Attorney Steve Meadows to follow up on his campaign
promise of four years ago to convene a grand jury in
every county in the circuit.
It is way past time for such a panel to closely
examine, independently and without intimidation,
the operations of the county.
A tale of a storm shelter that really isn't seems a
fine place to start.


Election Engagement

E lecti o n s .
Bipartisanship. Citizen
In these increasingly
acrimoniously partisan
times across the country,
the political parties in Gulf
h ave

hands to
create an
atmoas -
phere for
with The
Tim St ar ,
Croft the local
Star News Repub-
Editor lican and
Dem -
parties have agreed
to sponsor a series of
candidate debates in this
all-important election year
when commissioner seats,
constitutional offices and
other elected spots on the
political map are up for,
And the format could
hardly be better.
In each debate and
the logistics as the year
moves, along will likely
compel some tweakingd- the
candidates will be offered a
chance to make an opening
statement pertaining to,
well, whatever they desire,
followed by a series of
questions submitted by
There will be time for
some back and forth over
individual questions and
issues and with the deeply-
respected County Judge
Fred Witten moderAting at
least the first debate, the
candidates will be held to
a high standard of respect
and collegiality even as they
The first debate for
this year will involve the
county's first elections of
the year, those for the open

seats on the Port St. Joe
City Commission.
Starting at 6 p.m.
ET on Tuesday, April
29 in Frank Pate Park,
the city candidates will
be on hand for the first
discourse on the direction
of the future, serving as
something akin to guinea
pigs, if you will, for what
is to come later in the year.
As Gary Ross, president of
the local Republican Party
noted, this is somewhat
uncharted territory and
the kinks will surely work
themselves out as we go
along this year.
The most important
aspect of this effort
is, of course, citizen
This is a critical
election year. No one can
dispute that.
Fortunately, we in
Gulf County have not been
barraged by the wall-to-wall
coverage that seemingly
never ceases which has
characterized the national
race for President.
We didn't even need to
wait until the end of March
to know who would be the
GOP standard-bearer for
the White House and Hillary
Clinton and Barack Obama
have made the Democratic
race already feel like the
Tour de France competed
on tricycle.
The din, also, has a
habit of turning off too
many voters and there
seems so much at stake -
from bulging budget deficits
to global warming to tune
out a campaign that feels
historic in its import.
Locally, the bottom
of the front page in recent
weeks has provided
evidence that the races in the
county are heating up, with
announcements for county
and city commissions or
councils and for sheriff
already appearing.
Page 5A)

Lefty Couldn't Take The Heat!

I didn't want the dog back
in 1997. It was Jesse's idea. He
wanted to surprise his mother with
a puppy for Christmas. Plus, he
found out what happened to the lit-
tle creatures at the Animal Shelter
if they couldn't find a home.
We rescued Hank from the dog
Jess dropped him in a sack,
tied a red ribbon around the top
and proudly presented him to
Cathy as a present. It was the best
we could do as we didn't figure
Hank would sit quietly under the
tree until Christmas morning.
I couldn't tell if Cathy liked
Hank or not. She is pretty good
about not disappointing the boys.
I can guarantee you, she was com-
pletely surprised!
Hank grew out of the gift bag
the first night. By Christmas morn-
ing, the "puppy" weighed thirty
pounds. You could see him grow-
ing! I was reminded of that clas-
sic movie, "The Monster That Ate
Jesse left right after New
Year's to go back to college. Cathy
returned to her teaching duties. I
was stuck with a half chow, half
chocolate lab that eats like that
guy on the Popeye cartoons and in
three weeks outgrew his corner in
the baseball locker room.
Out of self preservation I deter-

mined Hank to be an out-
side dog. He readily agreed.
I don't remember when he
started running with me.
I was stretching on the
porch one afternoon and he
reared up on the bench and
stretched his big long legs
out beside me.
"Let's go you crazy ole
dog." We took off a little fast-
er than normal. I was going
to show this dog something!
He didn't say nothing. But
he matched me step for step. At
the five mile mark my breathing
became a little ragged. My left heel
hurt. And I had a twinge in my side.
I speeded up. I wasn't about to let
Hank see me sweat! He didn't even
bother to look up as he quickened
his pace to match mine.
"You're lower to the ground.
You don't have the wind resistance
that I do. You're a lot younger. You
don't have to work; you just lay
around all day, resting, waiting
on me to get home. You've got two
more feet on the ground than I do
for crying out loud!"
Hank didn't say nothing.
But he never missed a run. He
was eager. I will give him that. And
even after he grew to his full 115
pounds he never complained about
the added weight or the hot days or
the cold ones or the rain. He never


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seemed to be sick or hampered
with a pulled muscle. If I put my three
worn out size ten Asics running out
shoe on that deck bench, Hank laid or s5
a number twelve and a half size the t
paw right beside it. We stretched fence
in unison. had
Some days I picked which way You
we ran. Some days, I let him. look.
I told him about the St. Louis
Cardinals and the Chicago Bears. past
I explained how Josh and Jess the f
got their names. I told him about We 1
floating down the Cascade River and
with Tom, Joke, Bill and Grover men
Cleveland Alexander. He learned all ting
about LaRenda Bradfield, Bobby prop
Brewer, Buddy Wiggleton and
Graylene Lemmonds. on t
He never said much, but he Aust
was about the best listener I've ever brow
been around. took
We have done this for eleven to H
years and ten thousand miles. He awlo

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is the best running partner
I've ever had bar none!
And we've been a pretty
good team. I did try to
replace him once. A couple
of years ago I noticed Hank
was slowing down. I didn't
want to run him past his
time. A good friend offered
me a registered lab. A real
pretty dog, had great mark-
ings, a good chest, and
he was young. I figured it
was worth a try. He stayed
days. Me and Hank took him
for a spin. We ran five miles
o each day. Some time during
hird night, Lefty jumped the
and made his escape He had
all the running he could stand!
can't judge every dog by his

Hank has really slowed this
year. His heart is willing but
lesh is beginning to weaken.
have discussed his retirement
he possible need for a replace-
t. Hank knows it. But admit-
it is an altogether different
Fate intervened. I found a dog
he side of the road; a young,
ralian shepherd mutt with one
n eye and one blue eye. I
him home and showed him
ank. It was a little bit of an
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Hank's feelings for all the tea in
China. "I figure, ole boy, we'll try
him out. See if he can last as long
as Lefty."
We named him One Eyed, Jack.
And after I fed'im good, got the
ticks off and cleaned him up some,
I took him out for a test run. He
PULLED me for the first mile.
"Whoa dog. Hold up. Slow down.
Jack, wait a minute!"
When we got back to the house
he was still bouncing off the walls,
chasing squirrels, birds and bum-
ble bees. Haiik helped me to the
back steps. "I'm not sure, big fel-
low, that this is going to work."
Hank just shook his head and
finally spoke, "Kes, I'm not the only
one that has been slowing down the
last couple of years!"
Jack is the runningest dog
I've ever seen. He can out run a
late freight. He never stops. He
never rests. He never sleeps. He is
about to kill mel It's like he's got
that 1985 super charged Corvette
engine and I'm trying to keep up
in my 1947 Rolls Hardly (rolls
down one hill and hardly gets up
the next).
He doesn't stretch. He doesn't
warm up. He just takes off! And he
is one happy dogl He smiles when. I
try to get him to "cool it a mite". He
grins when I grab him by the ears
and yell "Hang on there a minute!"
And he laughs out loud when I say,
"0 K, one more mile".
Hank and I go walking after
Jack drags me back to the house.
We reminisce about that first
Christmas, how the boys have
grown, the miles we've covered-
Jack will come by in fourth gear,
go "Beep, Beep" and be out of sight
in a flash!
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Dear Editor,

County commissioner
Carmen McLemore was
caught using county
equipment and county
chemicals to spray for
mosquitoes. Mr. McLemore
does NOT have the
proper license or training
necessary to undertake
such actions. He has
endangered the citizens
and the environment and
should be punished. I am
hopeful that the regulatory
agencies will prosecute him
for his actions. I am also
hopeful that the voters will
show their dissatisfaction
in the upcoming elections.
This is just another example
of a commissioner gone
wild. It has been disclosed
to me that the commission
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the millage rate. Instead
of reducing spending and
making tough choices,
certain commissioners
continue to thumb their
noses at the citizens of Gulf
County. How long are we
going to tolerate this? I say
enough is enough! The state
legislature is considering
a reduction of salary of 10
percent. I am not suggesting
that commissioners reduce
their salaries by this much,
but they should realize that
the good people of Gulf
County can't continue to
be seen as an unlimited
money source to fund pet
projects that only serve a
limited few. For example
the renourishment of Cape
San Blas is a boondoggle.
The people that purchased
property on the Cape
would have to be blind not

to notice erosion that has
been happening forever.
Why should a property
owner in Wewahitchka
have to subsidize the
placement of sand on Cape
San Blas? Over and over
again, by a majority vote,
the commission extracts
money from the people
of Gulf County. If they
can't get enough by taxing
property owners, they are
now wanting to increase
the sales tax by 1 percent.
That might not seem like a
lot, but it means that YOU,
the citizen of Gulf County
will have to pay 1 percent
more of your hard earned
money to, the county. Does
that matter? It does to me.

Klattering -- Fro Page 4A

An aside here at the
risk of digressing.
The newspaper retains
its familiar stance on
campaign announcements.
We will run the initial
announcement, with
picture, on the front page for
free. After that, candidates
are advised to purchase
advertising because this will
be a busy year and bulging
ballot before it is all over.
Back on point, though,
this entire debate exercise is
an attempt by both parties
and this newspaper to
provide an opportunity for
citizens to become more
familiar with the candidates
who will represent them and
what they stand for.
an "entirely non-partisan",
effort. There aren't
Democrats or Republicans,
just candidates seeking the
chance to, hopefully, serve.

But to make for more
informed citizens, the
question becomes what do
the voters want to know?
What issues are important
to them? What do they want
to hear from the candidates
who want their votes?
And this is a personal
interjection why can't
we have more debates of
the same variety so we
don't have to worry about
candidates knocking on
doors at random hours.
My wife, for one, gauges
her voting patterns based
almost entirely on who
and who doesn't abide by
the sign on our front door
regarding no solicitations.
In any case, we, as in
the newspaper and local
political parties, want to
know what you want to
know from your elected
So take a minute and

Kevin Welch
St. Joe Beach

The redevelopment
agency, as of last week, has
a new office in the Tourist
Development Council's
Welcome Center at 150
Captain Fred's Place-just
across the street from the
Chamber of Commerce.
We are appreciative of the
offer to join the TDC in this
beautiful space and look
forward to the addition of
other agencies very soon.
Working in the same office
building, these agencies will
be able to coordinate and
support each other in ways
not possible from separate
locations. Located right on
St. Joseph Bay, there could
not possibly be a more
amazing and lovely setting.
We sat on the back porch
last Friday after work and
wondered if there is any
place in the world more
beautiful than Port St. Joe.
It was with mixed
emotions that I packed up
my things and vacated the
City Hall office. It has been a
pleasure to get to know the
City Hall gang better and to
work on the second floor
with Charlotte, Bonnie and
Pauline. I will sorely miss
seeing so many of you who

drop into City Hall on other
business and would stop
by my office to say "hey."
I will also miss having the
commissioners come by
and hope they will come
often to the new office to
keep in touch. Thanks for
the hospitality, and I will be
in and out often.
The new building
offers a conference room,
screened-in porch and
expansive outdoor deck. I
think this facility will be a
great amenity to the entire
area. Please consider this
an invitation to come by
any time!
Our phone number
remains the same: 850-
229-6899 but the fax
number has changed to
850-229-2458. Should you
come by and find me out
at some meeting or other, I
will leave a calendar on my
door so you will know when
I expect to return. I can also
be reached on my mobile at
We continue to send
our prayers and best
wishes to the Chair of the
PSJRA Board of Directors,
Troy White, and his family.
As you may know, Troy was

involved in an automobile
accident late at night
while on his way home
from Atlanta, and is likely
to spend several months
in The Medical Center in
Columbus Georgia (Eighth
Floor ICU, 710 Center Street,
Columbus, GA 31910). The
Directors of the PSJRA
and I join in support of the
efforts of Quen Lamb of
People Helping People, the
Board of Directors of the
Community Development
Corporation, and Diana
Sealey of, the Christian
Community Development
Fund to raise funds to assist
the family with medical and
living expenses. Donations
may be made directly to
the "Troy White Fund" at
Capital City Bank, PO Box
113, Port St. Joe, Florida
32457. We will keep you
apprised of opportunities
to assist over the next few
months. Troy is a wonderful
person and a tremendous
asset to our community.
Troy we wish you a steady
recovery and full return to
health. Whatever we can
do, we are here.

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form of letters to the editor or a guest
column are solicited and encouraged.
A newspaper's editorial page should
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opinions are exchanged. All letters
and guest columns must be signed
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either e-mail a question to
us at or
drop it by our offices next
to the Piggly Wiggly or if you
wish mail it to us at PO. Box
308, Port St. Joe, 32456.
Leave out the personal
attacks and bromides,
keep the questions on the
issues and we will make
every attempt to make sure
the candidates provide an
answer that doesn't revolve
around broad platitudes
about change or integrity or
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Most of all: get involved.
That's what a newspaper
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about, get voters engaged
and informed.
So bring those questions
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Wewa Mother, Son Teach Life Lessons

By Marie Logan
Star Staff Writer

We all learn such
valuable lessons on life
from those who quietly
serve, and those who
cheerfully push through
life's adversities.
Two Gulf County
residents a mother and
son are prime examples
of this kind of quiet
courage and dignity under
This month'the county

has a chance to help
them, and in some small
way say "thank you" for
being examples of how
we all should hope to be
if circumstances were
The story began 13
years ago, when 17-year
old Wewahitchka High
School student Jeff Mullis
and his date enjoyed a rite
of passage by attending the
1995 Wewahitchka junior
After dancing and the

traditional photos with
their friends, the pair left
the dance and was driving
along the highway when, out
of the dark, a car slammed

into them.
Jeff's date was not
seriously injured, but Jeff
was thrown from the car.
He was paralyzed from the
waist down.
Despite being suddenly
unable to walk, Jeff took
his upside-down life in
hand and focused on his
last year of high school.
Not only did he
complete his courses
from his wheelchair, he
received his Certificate of
Completion from the Naval
Junior Reserve Officers
Training Corps (NJROTC)
Leadership Academy in
July of 1995, just a few
months after the accident.
At graduation one year
later he received the National
Defense Committee ROTC
Medal from the St. Joseph
Bay Chapter of the National
Society of the Daughters of
the American Revolution,
along with his high school
Jeff had planned tb
go to college following
graduation, but those plans
never materialized, due
to his injuries and related
So he and his mother,
Sarah Fay Mullis, began
making a life for themselves
as best they could together
in Wewahitchka, lending
each other moral support,
working to meet whatever
came their way.
Fast forward 11 years,
when a new player entered

Jeff Mullis completed his NJROTC Leadership Academy
courses just a few months after the accident.

the picture.
In 2007 Faye Parr
moved to the area and
became manager of both
Pine Ridge Apartments
in Port St. Joe and Moss
Creek Apartments in
Wewahitchka. She met the
Mullises, now living in Moss
Creek, and found some
deeply common ground,

always telling each other
that things are going to be
But "okay" never
negated the facts of the
situation: Parr said they
live on just Jeff's monthly
according to the figure Parr
quoted, is less than half
of the monthly salary of

she said. a Florida minimum wage
"From the time I met earner.
them, I wanted to help," There is no family
Parr explained. "I know support system, no safety
what it's like, what they're net for the now-29-year
going through, because my old Jeff and his mother,
brother was paralyzed, although his older brother,
"I really took a liking who lives a considerable
to this family," she said, distance away, helps when
"They don't ask anything
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before his accident.

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he can, Parr said.
Even Jeff's cheerful
outlook has been sorely
tested over the last several
A severe infection took
root in his right leg three
years ago and, according to
Parr, the wound kept him
bedridden for all that time.
Drains placed, at the
infection site did not help
much, as doctors struggled
to keep the infection to a
limited area.
Mrs. Mullis has not
worked since Jeff became
bedridden because she
became his full-time,
round-the-clock caregiver.
Finally, last month,'Jeff
entered Bay Medical Center
in Panama City, hoping
something could be done.
The answer was not
the one the Mujllises had
been praying for.
After working for three
years to try to save Jeff's
right leg, doctors at Bay

Medical made the decision
that the only way to cure the
massive, chronic infection
was to amputate the limb.
So on March 28, Jeff
underwent surgery to
remove his leg. As doctors
progressed farther into
the wound during the
operation, they discovered
even more infection, Parr
said, and had to take part
of his hip, as well.
But Jeff pulled through
the ordeal and is now at Bay
Select, a special care unit
of Bay Medical where he is
receiving round-the-clock
care, Mrs. Mullis said.
"He's doing' fair," she
admitted. "He's still in bed
and can't get up yet. They're
hoping he can get up a little
bit next week; I miss him."
She is hopeful that
Jeff can return home, to
Moss Creek Apartments in

Wewahitchka, in another
month or so, she said.
What happens after
that, she does not know.
But Parr is planning to
make life after Jeff's return
a bit more bearable, and she
is asking the community to
chip in.
Parr is orchestrating a
fundraiser for the Mullises
on April 26 at Lake Alice
Park in Wewahitchka.
"I think this will lift
Jeff's spirits, even though
he won't be able to be there,"
Parr said. "Hopefully it will
show him that people still
Parr has organized
fish plates for sale plus
several raffles and a road
block donation drive on the
streets around Lake Alice
She said she was still
working on getting a band

to perform at the all-day
event, but was hopeful that

she would find one.
She is also hopeful that
a solution will be found for
Mrs. Mullis's transportation
Mrs. Mullis's car broke
down about a year ago, so
she has been relying on
the generosity of friends to
take her to and from Bay ,
Medical to be with Jeff.
Parr said that a man
promised to repair Mrs.
Mullis's old car several
months ago, "but he never
showed up. She still needs
help with transportation,"
Parr said.
Even though Mrs.
Mullis will not be at the

fundraiser on Aril 26 she
will be with her son at Bay
Medical she wanted to
"thank everybody for their
help, especially for getting
me to the hospital to see
In the meantime, Jeff
and Sarah Mullis will
continue as they have for
more than a decade, taking
each day as it comes,
grateful for what they do
have, fueling each other with
the belief that everything is
going to be okay, one day at
a time.
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their friends, it just might

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Habitat for Humanity Up and Running

By Marie Logan
Star Staff Writer

It took a while, but
Habitat for Humanity is now
up to speed in Gulf County.
After a slower-than-
wished-for start over the
past three years, Habitat
for Humanity, Gulf
County is at the top of the
metaphoric hill and ready
to travel its anticipated
path. The organization was
incorporated in Gulf County
in- March of 2005.
Joan Cleckley,
president of Vision Bank
in Port St. Joe, was named
president of Habitat Gulf
in November of 2007. She
said the organization is
almost finished with its first
house, and is ready to move
forward with more houses
and more activity in the
"Habitat has been
quiet for a while and has

undergone a restructuring
in the past live months,"
Cleckley said. "We've been
working behind the scenes
on this first house and
it is just about ready for
David and Rebecca King
and their three children are
the recipients of the first
Gulf County Habitat home,
and Cleckley expects them
to move in by May 1.
The inside of the house
is completed and the Kings
and volunteers landscaped
the yard last weekend,
Cleckley said.
"We hope to get the
certificate of occupancy next
week," she added.
The house, which was
donated, was relocated at
the corner of Bay Street and
Avenue A.
After the celebration
of the King's new home,
Cleckley said Habitat
Gulf is looking forward

to a membership drive
and a replenishing of its
participants for upcoming
"We really want the
community's input to get
the ball rolling," Cleckley
said. "We have property
in Wewahitchka to build
on and are anxious to get
She said Habitat Gulf is
looking for board members,
committee members and
general members who just
want to help build houses.
She said the
organization is mandated by
its charter to have a certain
number of set committees,
with full complements
of committee members,
before it is allowed to move
forward on any project. She
is asking everyone who is
interested in working with
Habitat Gulf to contact her
and join.
Both monetary and

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in-kind donations are also limited to one hour, she mailing address is Habitat
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Wewahitchka Tracks Teams Sweep District
The Wewahitchka boys Katy Loyd won the The 4x400 relay team the pole vault, an event he ond in the pole vault, Lewis and Owens) finished
and girls track team have 100 hurdles and finished (Stanley, Miller, Manor had not attempted before, was third in the 100 meter fourth.
something in common fourth in the 300 meter and Loyd) finished sec- and was followed by team- hurdles and sixth in the In the shot put, Chai
District 2-1A champs. hurdles before topping her ond while the 4x100 meter mates A.J. Lewis (second) 300 meter hurdles. Kit Clark finished fifth an
Gators boys and day, literally, by winning the relay team (Monica Grant, and Price (third). Owens was third in the high Jacob Villasenor sev
girls won team titles and pole vault, with teammates Jebrela Lewis, Williams and Andrew Bidwell won the jump and seventh in the enth while in the discu
Wewahitchka took home Rachel Zucci (second) and Jasmine Ward) finished fifth 3,200 meters, was third at long jump. Chris Peak was third anc
a slew of individual tro- Danielle Stanley (third) and the 4x800 team (Ward, 1,600 meters and anchored The 4x100 relay team Villasenor fifth.
s hih as the teams head rifht behind. Lewis, Grant and Majors) the winning 4x800 relay (Josh Lollie, Lewis, Lanter

to Tallahassee Maclay for
Saturday's Region 1-1A
The top four finishers
in each event advance to the
region meet so the Gators
will be well represented in
Natayla Miller led the
Lady Gators, winning the
3,200 meters and setting
a school record of 5:28 in
taking the 1,600 meters.
Miller was also third in
the high jump, which was
won by Kayla Williams of

Laurel Manor had a
personal best run of 2:49
in winning the 800, finished
third behind Miller in the
3,200 and was first in the
triple jump.
In addition to her win
in the high jump, Williams
was fifth in the 100 meters
and second in the long jump
with Stanley seventh in the
400 meters.
Zucci had her second
runner-up effort finishing
just behind Loyd in the 100
meter hurdles. Zucci was
also sixth in the 300-meter

finished third.
Lewis also finished
fourth in the triple jump
and Nicole Marshall was
second in the discus.
The top four finishers
in each event advance indi-
vidually to the region meet.
Billy Naylor led the way
on the boys' side, winning
the 800 and 1,600 meters
in easy style. Naylor also
anchored the winning
4x400 relay team, joined
by Josh Mitchell, Geoffrey
Manor and Colton Price.
Naylor was also first in

team that also included
Manor, Mitchell and Price.
Price was second in the
400 meters in a personal
best of 52.59 Mitchell was
fourth in the 400 and
Manor was second in the
800 with Lance Griffin fin-
ishing sixth.
Manor also finished
third in the triple jump.
Remington Wade fin-
ished sixth in the 3,200 and
the triple jump and Tyler
Lanter was sixth in the 100
meter hurdles and seventh
in the 200 meters.
In addition to his sec-



Billy Naylor won three individual events

Sharks Earn First Seed in Baseball District Tournament

By Jonathan Davidson
Star Staff Writer
A 15-8 win over Liberty
County secured Port St.
Joe the No. 1 seed for the
district tournament sched-
uled to start Tuesday. The
first game will be between
Liberty County and West
Gadsden, with a second
game between Wewahitchka
and Port St. Joe.
The finals will start on
April 24 at 7 p.m.
Port St. Joe also
won a game 1-0 against
Chattahoochee and lost
another 6-3 against Chipley
during the past week.
Liberty County
Tuesday, April 8, Liberty
County took an early four-
run lead in the top of the
first, which was answered
when Port St. Joe scored
four, as well.

Levi Richter led off with
a walk, and Corbin Vickery
followed when he was hit by
a pitch. Jamie Bird scored
both with on a triple and
reached home when Matt
Gannon grounded out to
the shortstop.
Brandon Strickland
also reached base on balls
and made the circuit, scor-
ing on an error.
The starting pitcher,
Bird, gave up two more
runs in the second, walking
a total of one and giving up
five hits. Jacob Thompson
came on in relief with the
bases loaded and two outs,
pulling the Sharks out of
a jam.
Port St. Joe managed
to score in every inning,
securing a 7-6 lead in the
third and building it into a
formidable 15-7 lead.

Myers, Price

Qualify for State

Ryan Myers and Colton Price of Wewahitchka High
School have both qualified for the state weightlifting meet
coming up this weekend.
Myers will be competing in the 135-pound class and
based on his lifts this season, Gator coach Todd Lanter
said Myers had a solid shot at a top-four finish.
Price qualified in the 154-pound class but will be not
be traveling to the weightlifting competition.
The Florida High School Athletics Association has
scheduled the state weightlifting meet for the same day,
Saturday, as the Region 1-1A track meet for which Price
has qualified in several events.

"I was proud of how
they jumped back from
Liberty County's early four
run lead," said Port St. Joe
coach Mike Bullock. "They
scored in every inning and
it was definitely one of their
best offensive efforts this
By the top of the sev-
enth Tyrone Dawson took
the mound, giving up one
Matt Gannon lead the
team Thursday in a 1-0
win over Chattahoochee,
a school from the Atlanta
Gannon pitched all
seven innings for the first
complete game and the sea-
son's first shut-out. Gannon
racked up four strikeouts,
while giving up one walk
and three hits.

"Gannon had better
stuff than we've seen since
the beginning of season. We
need it, come to the end
of the season," said Coach
Port St. Joe's defense
did not make a single
The team scored its only
run in the second inning.
Gannon bunted for a
base hit. Dawson pinch ran
for Gannon, getting all the
way from first to third on
a single from Strickland.
Matt Wright hit the first
pitch he saw to right field to
run Dawson in.
The Sharks scored two
early runs in the bottom of
the first. Vickery and Bird
reached on walks. Roman
Quinn ran for the catcher,
Vickery, and was brought

Quarterback Club


The Quarterback Club at Wewahitchka High School
is conducting a savory fund-raising event centered on the
delicious and sweet Vidalia onion.
The club will be selling 10-pound bags for $10 apiece
from which the Quarterback Club collects $5.
The onions will be delivered to the school on May
Anyone interested in some sweet onions should call
Ms. Holley at the school office, 639-2228.

Altha's Tad Scott Signs

Tad Scott, a senior starting pitching rotation wins, 1 loss, and 1 save. Sky and Max Scott; his
pitcher at Altha High for the last five years, Tad Tad has thrown five com- grandparents, Edna Lord
School, inked a full is the first Wildcat to ever plete games, hurled three of Altha; and John F. and
baseball scholarship sign a baseball scholarship. shutouts, owns a no-hitter, Wandis Scott of Marianna.
with Okaloosa-Walton According to MaxPreps. and has a .987 earned run Other relatives as well as
Community College last com, the right-hander pres- average.1 Coach Arthur Faurot, Tad's
Monday, April 7 in Altha ently is seventh in the Present at Tad's sign- teammates, teachers and
High's Media Center. As nation with 87 strikeouts. ing last Monday were friends were also in atten-
a member of Head Coach For the Wildcats this sea- his parents, William and dance.

Arthur Faurot's varsity

son he owns a record of 7

Donna Scott; his brothers,

home by a Gannon RBI sin-
gle. Chris Cochran earned
an RBI for a sacrifice fly
that scored Bird.
As with the Liberty
County game, Bird was
the starting pitcher, with
Thompson in relief. Bird
threw two good innings, but
in the third the leadoff bat-
ter reached base and Bird
loaded the bases with back-
to-back walks.
Thompson entered to
loaded bases with no outs,
yet he succeeded in allowing
just one run. The Chipley
runner on third scored on a
double play, but the last run-
ner was stranded on third
when Thompson pitched a

Thursday, April 10
Port St. Joe 9, Sneads 4
Last Thursday the Lady
Sharks traveled to Sneads
to play the Lady Pirates.
Sneads scored first in the
first inning on a two-run
home run by Kallie Pringle.
The Lady Sharks roared
back with four runs in the
third. Kayla Minger hit a
three-run home run scor-
ing Torie Greer and Tiara
In the fourth the Pirates
again struck for two runs on
a home run from Samantha
Culpepper. But, the Lady
Sharks did not quit; they
again broke it open in the
fifth with five runs.
Jo Williams also scored
to make to make it 9-4.
Torie Greer, Heather
Brinkmeier, and Tiara Smith
each had two hits, Heather
Strange, Megan Gannon,
along with Jo Williams dou-
bled; with Kayla Minger's
home run completing the
hits for the Sharks.
Minger had 17 strike-
outs and gave up seven hits,
giving up four earned runs.
Friday, April 11
Port St. Joe 4,
Rutherford 2
The Lady Sharks trav-
eled to Springfield to play
the Rutherford Lady Rams.

pop fly to leftfield.
In the third inning,
Chipley hit back-to-back
singles and a double scored
both, securing the lead for
The Sharks missed an
enormous opportunity to
reclaim the game in the
sixth inning.
Hit by a pitch, lead-
off hitter Gannon reached
base easily. Cochran and
Strickland loaded the
bases, with a single and a
walk, respectively.
Wright earned a walk
and RBI, but with no outs
and bases loaded, the
Sharks ultimately failed to
score again.

Again, the Lady Rams
scored two in the first
inning. The Lady Sharks
did not score until the sixth
on Megan Gannon's fielder's
Heather Strange scored
on Gannon's fielder's choice,
Megan recording the RBI.
Down 2-1 in the top of
the seventh the Lady Sharks
scored three.
Meredith Todd hit a two
RBiI single with two outs to
lift the Lady Sharks to a 4-2
win over the Lady Rams.
Jo Williams had three
hits, Heather Brinkmeier,
Heather Strange, and Cassie
Tullis each had two hits,
Torie Greer, Kayla Minger,
and Meredith Todd had a
hit each.
Kayla Minger was again
on the mound striking
out eight, giving up three
hits, walking one, with two
earned runs scored. The
Lady Sharks began their
District Tournament at
Liberty this past Tuesday.

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steel sheeting in time."
The steel sheeting that
will be used to anchor the
bulkhead wall is perceived
as something of a wild card
in both the construction
schedule and final costs.
Given the global
demand for steel, Perry

said, securing the steel
sheeting is an x-factor,
though Perry thought the
current economic climate
on the Port Authority's
The bulkhead to be
constructed would be
approximately 962 feet

By Tim Croft
Star News Editor

With a bite from The
St. Joe Company on a
formal proposal from ,the
Port Authority, the old mill
site bulkhead could soon
be active and the port
pumping money in to the
local economy.
The proposal from
the Port Authority is for
a five-year lease, with
two one-year options,
to use 1,000 feet of the
mill site bulkhead, just a
little over half its length,
and a 40-acre footprint
for offloading on the site
prior to movement to the
port's facility on the Gulf
County Canal.
Last year, .the
Port Authority and
representatives from two
interested customers -
whose names have not
been made available
for proprietary reasons
have conducted
individual meetings with
members of the Port St.
Joe City Commission
and the-Board of County
Both customers
received warm and
enthusiastic welcomes
and encouragement to
pursue options at the
port, said Tommy Pitts,
executive director of the
Port Authority.
One of those potential
customers, which would
move aggregate loose
stones/gravel was so
enthused by the reception
from elected officials, Pitts

said, that the customer
has already undertaken
the due diligence Of what
would be required to
establish operations in
Gulf County.
Congestion at other
ports in Florida and the


agreement with The St.
Joe Company, the moving
of aggregate could begin
as soon as late summer
or early fall.
In addition to the
aggregate company,
another potential

Southeast makes the customer could begin
fledgling Port at Port shipping ethanol through
St. Joe attractive, Pitts the Port of Port St. Joe,
noted. by way of South America,
The lone by 2012 or so.
requirements of this According to a study
customer would be prepared by Jan Berg-
access to the shipping Andreassen, an expert
channel and an off loading in maritime economics,
point. the economic impact
"This is just a starting on luring those two
point, but it is important, customers alone to
from the port's standpoint, Port St. Joe could be
for a customer to go significant.
through due diligence," During the
Pitts said. "This is a construction phase of
door-opener for the port facilities to handle the
for paying customers two customers and their
that will. work within our products, 51 local jobs
current restrictions." jobs in Gulf County -
If given the green would be created with 85
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in length, with what are
called "caps" on each end,
angled to prevent the build-
up of sediment around the
The Port Authority has
received something over
$5.5 million from the state
for the initial construction,
but that money must be
used for the bulkhead
"We have other funds
that will be available for
upland improvements
or access roads or the
like," said Tommy Pitts,
executive director of the
Port Authority.
Dredging, called clam-
shell dredging in this case
denoting a smaller scale
of dredge project than,
say, that occurring for
the St.. Joseph Peninsula
beach restoration project,
will take place after the
bulkhead and anchor wall
are complete.
The initial dredging will
be aimed at accommodating
vessels with a 12-foot draft

State of Florida.
With an investment
of $6.6 million, most of
that coming from grants
secured by the Port
Authority, the county
could realize $7.1 million
annually in "output
impact" and $1.4 million
in earnings. Florida
would earn $3.3 million
if the proposal leaps off
the drawing board to the
When up and
operating, the facilities -
aggregate and ethanol
combined would
provide 29 permanent
jobs in Gulf County, 55 in
the State of Florida, with
an annual income for the
county of $236,000 and
$537,000 for the state.
'This is not a short-
term impact," said Port
Authority board chairman
Allen Cox. "We want
high-paying, sustainable
jobs for Gulf County."

with an allowance for
overdraft of up to two feet.
In the future, the
bulkhead and wall system
would be able to handle
ocean-going vessels with a
draft of up to 22 feet, which
Pitts noted would be about
as large a vessel as would
be able to pass under the
Highland View Bridge to
access the port facility.
"We have designed this
for future growth," Pitts
The cost of
construction, given the
engineering specifications,
Perry noted, would likely be
within the Port Authority's
"We are in the $5
million range, that's a
ballpark," Pitts said. "And
we are concerned about the
rising cost of steel which
could impact the final
The Port Authority has
approved a 5 percent "local
preference" clause in its
proposed contract for the

construction, hoping that
regardless of award it will
mean jobs for local folks.
"We certainly hope
whoever gets the contract
will lead to some local
people getting jobs," Cox
said. "We're excited to be
at this stage. This is an
important thing for Port St.
Joe and the region."
Perry noted that his
company's work on the
project alone has raised
the 'profile of the Port of
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He said there is an
excitement among his
company's senior officials
about a thriving .alid
growing port in Port S4t.
This is particularly
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around the state and region
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growth opportunities ~r
many companies.
"We have come up
on a lot of people's radai-
screens," Pitts said.

Customers Already Eyeing Port


Bay County Transportation Planning Organization (TPO)
Wednesday April 23, 2008 at 3:30 p.m.
Panama City City Hall Commission Chambers

The agenda will include the following topics:
1. Public Hearing Authorize the Filing of he Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Section 5307
Grant Application Program of Projects and Execution of the Grant Contract with FTA
2. Approval to Amend the Public Participation Process & Bylaws Adding an Application for
Citizens' Advisory Committee (CAC) and the Bicycle Pedestrian Advisory committee (BPAC)
3. Adopt the FY2009-2010 Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP) and Authorize the 5303
Grant Application, Certifications and Resolutions
4. Approval to Request FDOT to Provide Detailed Analysis of the Pros and Cons of Including
US98, in Bay County, on the Strategic Intermnnodal System (SIS)
5. Approval to Adopt Amendment Two to the Transit Development Plan (TDP) 2008-2017 Update
6. Approval to Authorize Execution of a Joint Participation Agreement (JPA) with FDOT for
Transit Corridor Project Funding
7. Approval to Authorize Execution of a Joint Participation Agreement with FDOT for
Public Transit Block Grant Operating Assistance
8. Approval to Endorse the Northeast and West coast Bus Coalition Shelter Program
to Reduce Backlog
9. Consideration of a Resolution of Support for the Restoration of Amtrak Sunset
Limited Rail Passenger Service in Florida
10. Appointment of Nominating Committee for FY2009 TPO Chair and Vice Chair
11. Review of Draft FY2009-2013 TPO Transportation Improvement Program (TIP)
12. Status of Douglas Road Property
13. Public Forum. This is an opportunity for the public to address the TPO
regarding transportation issues.

The TPO's Advisory Committees will meet as shown below on Wednesday, April 23,2008 in
the Panama City City Hall:
* Technical Coordinating Committee (TCC) 10:30 a.m.
* Bicycle Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BPAC) 12:00 p.m.
* Citizens' Advisory Committee (CAC) 1:30 p.m.

Agendas are available on the TPO's website at Direct questions or
comments to Ms. Sharon Burnett at 850-392-1104, or

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

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Lewis polls the students on their opinions of the U.S. Supreme Court decision in
Morse vs. Frederick, which prohibits students from displaying pro-drug messages

All photos by Despina Williams/The Star
Florida Supreme Court Chief Justice R. Fred Lewis holds aloft a pocket sized
Constitution during his visit to Wewahitchka High School on Monday. Lewis gave
Matt Bullard's government student a lesson on the First Amendment.

Tailoring his Power
Point presentation to suit
young students' interests,
Lewis reviewed three U.S.
Supreme Court cases
that addressed First
Amendment rights in
school settings: Tinker vs.
Des Moines (1969), Bethel
School District vs. Fraser
(1986) and Hazelwood
School District vs.
Kuhlmeier (1988).
In Tinker vs. Des
Moines, public school
students protested the
Vietnam War by wearing
armbands adorned with
peace signs.
Fearing a disruption,
the principal expelled the
students, an action that
the Supreme Court ruled
(7-2) violated their First
Amendment Rights.
In Bethel School
District vs. Fraser, a
student, Matthew Fraser,
was suspended for
making sexually suggestive
comments during a speech
in support of his friend's
bid for Student Council.
The Supreme Court
ruled against Fraser, saying
that the First Amendment
did not prevent a school
from disciplining a student
for making indecent
remarks at a school
In the last case,
Hazelwood School
District vs. Kuhlmeier,
a principal prohibited
articles pertaining to
students' experiences with
pregnancy and the impact
of divorce from being
published in Spectrum,
the school's newspaper.
The Supreme Court
ruled that no First
Amendment violations had
occurred, and argued that
"schools need not tolerate
speech that is inconsistent
with its educational
Lewis asked the
students' opinions on the
cases, urging them to build
on the knowledge gained
from each one.
Many of the students,
agreed with the Supreme
Court's decisions in
Tinker and Bethel, but a
discussion of Hazelwood
drew a mixed response.
One student argued
that ignoring the realities
of teen pregnancy and
divorce was prudish "I
think it should've been
alright. 1988 wasn't that
long ago. It's stuff that
happens that you have to
deal with."
Another student saw
no problem with an article
exploring teens' response to
parental divorce, but drew
the line at a discussion of
teen pregnancy "When
you offer birth control, it's
almost like you say, 'You
can go ahead and have
sexual activity as long as
you're careful.'"
After equipping

students with a working
knowledge of First
Amendment laws, Lewis
asked them to slip into the
robes of Supreme Court
justices to argue a 2007
Supreme Court case.
? Lewis distributed
a summary of facts in
Morse us. Frederick,
withholding the Court's
decision until the end of
his presentation.
Morse vs. Frederick
involved a student's
decision to display a 14-
foot banner bearing the
phrase "BONG HITS 4
JESUS" during an Olympic
Torch Relay which passed
in front of Juneau-Douglas
High School while school
was in session.
The school principal
and petitioner, Deborah
Morse, permitted students
to observe the relay
from either side of the
street, and treated their
departure from school as
an approved social event
or class trip.
Respondent Joseph
Frederick, a high school
senior, did not check into
school that morning, and
joined his friends across
the street from school to
watch the relay.
When Frederick and
his friends unfurled the
banner, Morse crossed
the street and demanded
that the banner be taken
Frederick refused,
and Morse suspended
him for 10 days for
violating a school policy
that prohibited public
expression that "advocates
the use of substances that
are illegal to minors."
Lewis asked the
students to dissect the
facts of the case, beginning
with the "BONG HiTS 4

JESUS" banner.
"What does this mean
to you?" asked Lewis.
The students differed

in their responses. Some
argued that the sign
contained an offensive
religious message, while
others said the sign
promoted illegal drug use.
Several students
said the sign represented
only an attempt to garner
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to be funny," said one.
Lewis confessed that
he did not understand the
banner's phrase when he
first heard the facts of the
"I didn't know
what it meant. I never
experimented with
anything like (a bong), so
to me it was just stupid. It

Dividing the students
into small groups, Lewis
asked them to consider all
facets of the case.."If you're
going to be a judge in this
case, you have to think
about the facts," he said.

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The Board of Commissioners of the
Northwest Florida Regional Housing
Authority will hold its Annual Meeting,
April 24, 2008 in the Cambridge Room,
Ramada Inn North, 2900 North Monroe,
St., Tallahassee, Florida. Meeting will begin
at 1:00 p.m. E.D. S. T. The meeting will be
open to the public.

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City of Port St. Joe Commission will. hold
a public hearing for approval of the Stipu-
lated Settlement Agreement for the Divi-
sion of Administrative Hearings (DOAH)
case Department of Community Affairs v.
City of Port St. Joe.
A public hearing will be held on May
6, 2008, at 6:00 p.m., Eastern Time at
the Municipal Building, 305 Cecil G. Cos-
tin, Sr., Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida 32456.
Copies of the Stipulated Settlement Agree-
ment are available for public inspection at
City of Port St. Joe City Hall, 305 Cecil G.
Costin Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida 32456
Interested persons may attend and be
heard at the public hearing or provide com-
ments in writing to the City Commissioners
of the City of Port St. Joe, at City of Port St.
Joe City Hall, 306 Cecil G. Costin, Sr., Blvd.,
Port St. Joe, Florida 32456. Transactions of
the public hearings will not be recorded.
Persons wishing to appeal any decision
made during the hearing will need a record
of the proceeding and should ensure that a
verbatim record is made, including the tes-
timony on which the appeal is based. Any
person who wishes to attend and requires
assistance may call the City Clerk's Office
at (850) 229-8261, Est. 114.


BY: Mayor-Commissioner
Attest: City Clerk

Publish: April 17, 2008

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Despina Williams/The Star
The Chief Justice became an official Wewahitchka Gator upon receiving this'
T-shirt from teacher Micah Peak.

After, 10 minutes of
fierce debate, the students
presented their decisions.
Of the five groups, only

one unanimously argued
in favor of Morse and the
school district.
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behalf of Frederick cited
several reasons: the right to
peaceable self-expression
set forth in Tinker,
. Frederick's presence
off school grounds, the
ambiguous nature of the
sign and Frederick's desire
to get attention.
Many of the students
believed Frederick's
failure to check into school
that morning made him
innocent of any school-
related wrongdoing.
Several of the students'
arguments echoed those
made by the Supreme
Court, which ruled 5-4 in
favor of the Morse.
Though four justices
argued that "BONG HiTS 4
JESUS" was ambiguously
phrased, the majority held
that the message could be
reasonably interpreted as


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promoting marijuana use.
The decision in Morse
v. Frederick allowed
schools to prohibit
students from displaying
pro-drug messages.
Lewis used the
students' disagreement
with (he decision to make
a larger point about life in
a democracy.
"The Constitution tells
us that we have the right
to disagree with what the
Supreme Court is saying,
but we have the obligation
to follow the rule of
law," said Lewis. "Is that
(message) inconsistent?"
"I usually follow the
rules regardless," said one
student who ruled in favor
of Frederick.
Lewis reminded the
students of their power to
elect officials responsive to
their needs and wishes.
"If we don't agree with
what a rule is, we vote,"
noted. Lewis. "You do
have recourse it's called
'We the People,' because
who does the government
belong to?"
Bullard's students
responded with a collective
"us," but Lewis had not
concluded his argument.
"Are you going to take
ownership or are you going
to sit in Gulf County and
say, 'Let someone else do
"The choice is yours."
To express their
appreciation for Lewis'
visit, Bullard's students
and members of the
Wewahitchka High School
faculty presented him with
a school T-shirt and hats.
Principal Larry
White gave large jars of
Wewahitchka's famous
Tupelo Honey to Lewis and
his staff, noting that, unlike
other honeys, pure Tupelo
does not granulate.
Lewis appeared
touched by the gesture.
"I always wondered
what this tastes like," he
said. m
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5 -0 presents Lewis with a jar of Wewahitchka's famous
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Chief Justice Lewis with a thorough account of his
career and professional accolades.

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Students debate the Morse vs. Frederick case in
their group as Lewis listens in. Each of the five groups
selected one student to serve as Chief Justice.

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The Star, Port St. Joe, FL Thursday, April 17, 2008 SECTION B

Kids Were Winners

Seniors' Romance Embarrasses Adult Claim Your Peeps and Prizes
Children in "The Second Time Around" When the Panhandle Peep Show diora- Carolyn Williams

In their "second time around," a couple
.of widowed senior citizens strike up a love
affair. When they decide to live together so
that they can keep Social Security benefits
,they would otherwise lose, their children
Jhit the ceiling.
One of their adult children asks, "Why
dIon't you two just get married? Like every-
one else!" adding that their parents' deci-
tion to "shack up together" is "wholesale
Oh! he oufage'. . the scandal!
"The'%ecodnd Time A.6und," a com-
,edy in three acts by Henry Denker, will
b~e performed at the Dixie Theatre in
Apalachicola, Friday and Saturday, April
'18 and 19, at 8 p.m., and Sunday, April
20, at 3 p.m.

The Panhandle Players' final produc-
tion of its 2007-08 season, "The Second
Time Around" also will be performed
the following weekend at the Port St. Joe
Elementary School Theatre, 2201 Long
Avenue, Friday and Saturday, April 25 at
26, at 8 p.m.
"'The Second Time Around' is as time-
ly today as when it was written in the 70s,"
said Director Margy Oehlert. "Remember
the first time you realized your own par-
ents had 'sex?' Gross! Well, compound
that thought with the fact that it's your wid-
owed parent and a stranger. Disgraceful or
romantic? Laura and Samuel's children
run the gamut of emotions in this hilari-
ous, adult comedy."
Tickets for all performances are $12
and are available at
the door one half hour
before curtain. Also for
tickets and information,
call 670-8200, or go to
com An adult comedy.
The Panhandle
Players expresses its
appreciation for market-
ing assistance provided
by the Gulf Alliance for
Local Arts (GALA).

Widowed parent Laura Curtis (Adele Hungerford, center) attempts to quell an argu-
ment between her son Mike (Ben Bloodworth) and Cynthia Morse (Cathy Watts), daughter of
Laura's lover, in "The Second Time Around."


mas rolled into our office a few weeks ago,
the Peeps were looking spry and cheerful.
Now they're starting to look a little
If you are the owner of one of the 10
unclaimed dioramas, drop by The Star
office to pick them up. They're starting to
get lonely.
We also have several unclaimed certifi-
cates and gift bags filled with goodies.
Our records indicate that they belong
to the following winners:

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Jessica Jamerson
Andrew Bidwell
Seana Jenkins
Colton Price
Kyle Campbell
Jacob Causey
Anthony Helson
Rahul Nana
Zach Cox
Caleb Clary
What are you waiting for? Pick up your
prizes and dioramas today.

"Redneck Peep Club" by Lena McLemor, Kelly McLemore and Jessica Messick won Best
in Show in the Star/Times Panhandle Peep Show Diorama Contest. Dioramas and prizes can
be picked up now at The Star office.

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Melissa Ann Thumm of Wewahitchka and Kevin
Dewayne Clements of Wewahitchka will be married at 2
p.m. on April 19, 2008 in Highland View.
The bride, daughter of Debbie and John Thumm of
Wewahitchka, graduated from Port St. Joe High School and
is employed by Bay St. Joseph Care and Rehabilitation.
The bridegroom, son of Charlie Clements and the late
Helen Clements of Port St. Joe, graduated from Port St.
Joe High School and is employed by Townsend Marine.
Grandparents of the bride are Jess and Peggy Turner
of Port St. Joe, Florida and Linda Thumm and the late
Wayne Thumm of Watervliet, Michigan.

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
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
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.

c6uires 7 fiiacms to bee
Mr. and Mrs. Richard E. Squires, Sr. and Mr. and
Mrs. Paul S. Penn all of Donalsonville, Georgia are pleased
to announce the engagement of their daughter Jessica
Juree Squires to William J. Rish, Jr. the son of Mr. and
Mrs. William J. Rish of Port St. Joe, Florida.
The wedding will take place on July 12, 2008 at the
Trinity Episcopal Church of Apalachicola and reception
will follow.

To Finally Get The Tassel Is

Definitely Worth The Hassle

Brenda J. Daniels of
Tallahassee, FL and Charles
E. Beachum of Port St.
Joe, FL proudly announce
the upcoming graduation
of their daughter Ebonee
Monique Daniels from
Florida Agricultural and
Mechanical University, on
Sunday, April 27 at 9 AM
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 of 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
Immediately following
the ceremonies, the fam-
ily will have a reception in
honor of the graduate at the
Ramada Conference Center
in Tallahassee.

g7ibuJX6er 7efcfny Jfans
Mr. and Mrs. Phillip John Friou, Jr. of Midland, GA
are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter
Carrie Renee to Matthew Golson Kiser, son of Mr. and
Mrs. Michael Wayne Kiser of Gordon, AL.
The bride-to-be's maternal grandparents are Mrs.
Marion Janice Tarnall and Mr. Benjamin Fletcher Peters
and her paternal grandparents are the late Mr. Phillip
John Friou and the late Mrs. Janet Friou Rosenberg.
The groom-to-be's maternal grandparents are Mrs.
Erle B. Golson of Mexico Beach and the late Mr. Francis
Marion Golson, Jr. and his paternal grandparents are Mr.
and Mrs. William Norris of Mobile, AL and the late Mr.
Jack Wayne Kiser.
The bride is a 2007 graduate of the University of
Alabama with a bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice. She
was a member of Zeta Tau Alpha Chapter Nu Sorority.
She is currently employed with the Tuscaloosa City School
The groom is a 2005 graduate of the University of
Alabama with a bachelor's degree in Secondary Social
Science. He is also currently employed with the Tuscaloosa
City School System.
The wedding is planned for June 28, 2008 at Trinity
Episcopal Church in Columbus, GA.

The Troy White Fund

A donation fund has
been set up for Troy White,
who was seriously injured
in an auto accident in
Columbus, Georgia. Troy
is at the medical center of
Columbus, Georgia, and
will be there for several
This fund is to assist
with living expenses for

Erika, Troy's wife, and
their 3 /V2 year old daughter,
Caitlan. Pus, helping with
medical bills.
Donations can be made
to: The Troy White Fund
PO Box 113, Port St.
Joe, FL 32457
If you have ques-
tions, call Quen Lamb,

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Veterans of Foreign Wars Post

10069 and Ladies Auxiliary News

It was an honor at our
regular monthly meeting
held Tuesday. April 8, to
have two special guests:
Gulf County Sheriff Joe
Nugent, and Frank Kenney
of the Florida Sheriffs Youth
Ranches, Inc. Mr. Kenney is
also a life member of VFW
Post 10069.
Over the past fifty years,
the Florida Sheriff's Youth
Ranches has been a place of
refuge for tens of thousands
of boys and girls. Many of
these youngsters came feel-
ing like failures and lacking

hope. Attending the Youth
Ranches offers encourage-
ment, pride, and happi-
ness, which go a long way
to build character in these
troubled youth, equipping
them to take on life with
hope and enthusiasm. This
is truly "Florida's Charity
for Florida's Children."
It is a great honor for
the men and women of
our Post, VFW #10069 in
Highland View, to be able to
generously donate to such
a worthwhile cause on an
annual basis.

Frank Kenney, Florida Sheriffs Youth Ranches, Inc.;
Nancy Calendine, President Ladies Auxiliary; Gulf County
Sheriff, Joe Nugent; Wayne Taylor, Commander VFW POST

Gulf County 4-H Canned Food Drive

Gulf County 4-H
Council is sponsoring a
canned food drive as part of
a community service proj-
ect within the 4-H District.
We need YOUR help! We
will be collecting canned

foods now until April 25
in a District-wide effort to
serve our communities. If
you have any canned foods
you would like to donate,
please bring them to the
Gulf County Extension

Office located in the Old
Courthouse, Wewa. We will
accept them now until April
25 before we close at 4p.m.
CT. Thank you in advance
for your help and partici-
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directed by county exten-
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4B Thursday, April 1 7, 2008 The Star, Port St. Joe, FL Established 1 937 Serving Gulf County and surrounding areas for 70 years

In Christ's Service

I would like to start off
today by thanking all your
e-mails/phone calls in refer-
ence to the absence of my
artilce over the past few of
weeks. I, like most of you,
have a family. Our kids have
been sick, we had a family
emergency that took us out
of town for a week, Easter,
tee-ball games,
short it's been "BUSY". All
this "BUSYNESS" inspired
todays article. Some of the
following has been adapt-
ed from "Purpose Driven
Life" by Rick Warren and a
sermon the Lord gave me
some time ago. I hope you
are challenged by todays
Todays lifestyle is a fast
pace one. I have to wonder
if we, in all our busyness,
leave quality time for God
and family.
Job 3:26 "I was in
safety, neither had I rest,
neither was I quiet; yet trou-
ble came."
A lot of people are on
overload and headed for a
crash. Consider these sta-
-People now sleep two
and a half fewer hours each
night than people did a
hundred years ago. You're
sleeping less than your
grandparents did.
-The average workweek
is longer now than it was in
the 1960s.
*The average office
worker has 36 hours of
work piled up on his or
her desk. It takes us three
hours a week just to sort
through it and find what
we need.
-We spend eight months
of our lives opening junk
mail, two years of our lives
playing phone tag with peo-
ple who are busy or who are
not answering, five years
waiting for people who are
trying to do too much and
are late for meetings.
We're a piled-on,

stretched-to-the limit soci-
ety. Many are chronically
rushed, chronically late,
chronically exhausted.
Many feel like Job did when
he said, "I have no peace!
I have no quiet! I have no
rest! And trouble keeps
coming" (Job 3:26).
Overload comes when
we have too much activ-
ity in our lives, too much
change, too many choices,
too much work, too much
debt, too much media expo-
sure. We're stressed by
information overload. We're
stressed by accessibility
overload-we're connected
all the time.
Simply put, we're
stressed by the pace of life.
Is there a solution?
Yes. The solution is to put
some margin into your life.
Margin is breathing room.
It's keeping a little reserve
that you're not using up. It's
not going from one meeting
to the next, to the next, with
no space in between.
Margin is the space
between your load and your
limit. Hopefully your load is
not heavier than your limits.
But the truth is that most of
us are far more overloaded
than we can handle, and
there is no margin for error
in our lives.
Dr. Richard Swenson,
MD says this:
"The conditions of
modern day living devour
margin. If you're homeless
we direct you to a shelter.
If you're penniless we offer
you food stamps. If you're
breathless we connect you
to oxygen. But if you're mar-
ginless we give you one more
thing to do. Marginless is
being 30 minutes late to the
doctor's office because you
were 20 minutes late get-
ting out of the hairdresser
because you were 10 min-
utes late dropping the chil-
dren off at school because
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Della Marie Poole

Della Marie Poole was born July- 10, 1914 in Marion
County, Georgia. She fell asleep in the death on April 11,
2008. Marie, as she was called by those who knew her,
was preceded in death by her husband, Joe Poole and
brother, James Barker. She is survived by her son, V. Ken
Hobbs of Panama City, Florida; grandson, K. Scott Hobbs
and wife Pam Hobbs along with four great-grandchildren
of Panama City Beach, Florida; sisters, Cluese Law and
Edith (Nelia) Doyle and her husband Charles Ed Doyle
of Wewahitchka, Florida. Marie Poole was a resident of
Wewahitchka, Florida for 51 years. Her faith in Jehovah
was immeasurable. She was known for her ability to care
for others and come to the aid of her friends and family
whenever the need was presented. Her legacy will live for-
ever in the lives of those she has touched. A memorial in
her honor will be held at the Jehovah's Witnesses Kingdom
Hall, 335 Selma Street, Port St Joe, Florida 32457. Family
will receive friends at 1:30 p.m. EST, with a service to fol-
low at 2:00 p.m. EST. In lieu of flowers, contributions may
be made to the Covenant Hospice of Panama City, Florida,
107 W 19th St, Panama City, Fl6rida 32405.




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

1iTkdtf: "A Reformed Voice
WWi" in the Community"

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

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

Morning Prayer & Holy Communion
Sunday.................8:00 a.m.
The Rev. David Mans, Priest
Services being held at the United Pentecostal Church
309 6th Street Port St Joe, FL
"An Unchanging Faith In A Changing World"
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blocks from a gas station
and you forgot your purse.
That's marginless".
Margin, on the other
hand, is having breath at
the top of the staircase,
money at the end of the
month, and sanity left over
at the end of adolescence.
Margin is the Grandparents
taking the baby for the
afternoon. Margin is having
a friend help carry the bur-
den. Marginless is not hav-
ing time to finish the book
you're reading on stress.
Margin is having the time
to read it twice. Marginless
is our culture. Margin is
counter-culture, having
some space in your life and
schedule. Marginless is the
disease of our decade and
margin is the cure.
Here are four immedi-
ate benefits you will enjoy
when you begin to build
margin into your life:
Benefit 1 Peace of
Mind: When you're not
hurrying and worrying all
the time, you have time to
think. Time to relax. Time
to enjoy life.
Benefit 2 -Better Health:
Unrelenting stress harms
our bodies. We all know
that, yet we let it continue
day after day after day. Many
times the only time we get
margin in our lives is when
the heart attack almost hap-
pens or does happen or the
blood pressure skyrockets.
Or the ulcers begin to grow
and the stomach is con-
stantly in knots.
Why do we wait until
our health plummets before
we: make the decision to pri-
orities and slow down? Why
not realize that we need
to build some margin into
our lives now? The truth is,
your body needs downtime
in order to heal. Racecars
make pit stops occasionally
in order to get repaired. You
can't fix anything going 200
miles an hour. Yet we try to

Yard Sale-All

Proceeds to

Relay for Life

VFW Post 10069
Relay for Life Team
"Vet's Relay Sideshow"
Friday, April 18 and
Saturday, April 19
800 a.m.
6808 Georgia Ave (cor-
ner of Gulf)
St. Joe Beach

There will be many peo-
ple participating so there
will be many treasures
available. Come out, browse
around, and support this
most worthwhile cause.

be repaired while we're still
racing through life. Margin
builds in time for better
Benefit 3 Stronger
Relationships : Lack of mar-
gin is one big reason for the
collapse of the American
family today. When we don't
make relationships a prior-
ity and make time for each
other, our relationships suf-
fer. The truth is relation-
ships take time, and margin
provides the time to sit and
talk, to listen and enjoy one
another, and to provide the
comfort we each need.
Benefit 4 Usefulness
in Ministry: When you're
overloaded by activity, you
can only think of yourself.
You're in survival mode, just
trying to .make it through
another day. But being
available to God for his use
makes all the difference in
this world.
When God taps you on
the shoulder and says, "I'd
like you to do this for me,"
and you have no margin in
your life, your first response
isn't joy. Your first response
is, "Oh, nol Another thing
to do! Sorry, God-I'd like
to do that, but I'm just too
We end up resenting
the great opportunities God
brings into our lives. But
when you have margin,
you're available for God to
You don't have to live
on overload. You don't have
to live in survival mode.
Begin today to build a buf-
fer around your schedule.
Then enjoy the benefits of
margin-and see what God
does next!

Pastors Howard &
Amanda Riley
Highland View Church
of God

Abe Springs

Baptist Church

Praise &

Worship Service

Abe Springs Baptist
Church will be having a
Praise & Worship Service
on Saturday, April 19,
2008. Service will start at
6:00 p.m. CST. If you would
like to share in song or
testimony, please plan to
be at Abe Springs Baptist
Church located at 13913
SW CR 275, Blountstown,
FL. For more information
call 674-5880 or 674-4376.
Everyone is cordially invit-

li Wa United A'1eW&d

ac& of Jswjeice jBeacd
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.
lhe people of Mexico l ch United Melhodist Church
Rev. Ted Lovelace, Pastor Church/Office: 648-8820

First Presbyterian Church

508 Sixteenth Street 227-1756
Reverend Reid Cameron
b | 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

The Christian Conscience

Last week, while shop-
ping, I met an elderly
Christian Gentleman who
lives in Panama City. He
was shopping also, with his
wife of 67 years. He was
84 and she was 83. What
he told me should be pon-
dered by all who profess to
be Christians.
He said, I gave, my life
to Jesus Christ when I was
16, and have never looked
back. My wife and I mar-
ried, when I was 17 and she
was 16. "
I told him of my admi-
ration for that testimony,
and shared that my fam-'
ily, and I, had also given
control of our lives over to
I have heard many other
expressions, which were
meant to indicate a conver-
sion to Christianity, but I
believe this expression is the
most genuine. Christianity
has its responsibilities, not
the least of which is repen-
tance ( a change of mind
and attitude ). That is what
was preached by Jesus,
John the Baptist, and the
When we were born, it
was programmed into our
nature to be totally con-
cerned with self. We cry
and we get fed. We cry and
we get changed. We cry and
we get love and attention.
When we are older (
for each person it is differ-
ent ) we need to put away

childish things. Jesus said
that we must be born again,
or more accurately, born
from above ". It should
be obvious that this is not
something that we can
accomplish. Only God can
give us the new birth.
God can make us to be
born again, and abandon
the selfish attitude that we
were given at birth.
What we recommend at
the Mexico Beach Christian,
Worship Center, is that
a person go to God in a
private setting and simply
pray," Lord, please make:
me into what you want me
to be. We believe that
when God perceives that
this is sincere, and from the,
heart, the new birth will be,
granted, and the person will
become a new creation, with
old things passed away, and
all things made new.
Think of the wonderful
change that our local areaL
would experience, if every.
person abandoned the pur-
suit of selfish desires, and,
turned to the service of God
and fellow man.
Our services are at 9:30
Sunday AM central at the;
Mexico Beach Civic Center.
God Bless,

Pastor Tim Morrill
Mexico Beach Christian
Worship Center

"Picture A Cure"

Team Taunton is proud to announce that our main
fund raiser for this year will be a 2008 "Survivor" or "In
Honor" Memory Book.
It will contain pictures and stories honoring our can-
cer survivors and those lost to cancer. It will be a lasting.
way to honor our cancer survivors, remember those who
have gone before, and help put an end to this disease. It.
will be on display in the Charles Whitehead Public Library
in Wewahitchka.
Memory pages will be 12 X.12 (we supply)
$15.00 per page Scrapbook Supplies will be fur-;
You can make your own or we will make it for you.
Scrapbook booth at Taunton Home Center in
5441 South Hwy 71, Wewahitchka, FL 32465

Information Call: Team Captains
Martha Tidwell or Abigail Taunton
(850) 819-4769 pr (850) 639-6885
RO. Box 870, Wewa, FL 32465


Weather radios, including special needs NOAA
Weather Radios, are available in a variety of models.

S "Our Church can be your home"

first Church of the (azarene
2420 Long Avenue Port St. Joe, Tlorida 32456
(850) 229-9596
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Sunday School...................... 10 a.m.
Sunday Morning Worship .......... 11 a.m.

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

f First Baptist Church

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

New Service Schedule for First Baptist Church
Sunday School & Worship Service .................. 9:00 am
Sunday School & Worship Service ................. 10:30 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
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New Bethel Baptist Church Annual

Youth and Young Adult Day

Sunday, April 20, 2008
Beginning with 10:00 a.m.-Sunday School and
11:15-Morning Worship
"Everyone is cordially invited to attend"
Let everything that hath breath, praise the Lord.

Constitution anda 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: 6:00 p.m.
Evening Worship: 7:30 p.m.
All Times are EST

Rev. Mac Fulcher
Jeremy Dixon
Director of Youth Ministries
Deborah Loyless
Director of Children Ministries
Ann Comforter
Music Director

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

311 Columbus St. St. Joe Beach, FL 32456
SUNDAY: General Assembly 9:45 a.m. ET- Bible Study all ages 10 a.m. ET
Morning Worship 11 a.m. ET* Evening Worship 6 p.m. ET
Tuesday: Choir Practice 7 p.m.
Wednesday: Kids for Christ 6 p.m. /Prayer Meeting & Youth Group 7 p.m.
"0 taste and see that the Lord is good: blessed is the man that trusteth in Hint."
Please accept this invitation to join us in worship. God bless youo!
Please callus for your spiritual needs.
Pastor David Nichols
Church 647-3950 Home 769-8725

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A Call For Unction

For I am not
ashamed of
the gospel of
Christ: for it is the
power of God unto sal-
vation to every one that
believeth; to the Jew
first, and also to the
Greek. (Romans 1:16)
This is ever so powerful
to me. God, the creator of
all things (John 1:3), has
made it possible to escape
coming death. Through
His Son, Jesus we all have
the opportunity to live eter-
Church I find today
that many who are in
church are in some man-
ner ashamed of letting the
world know that they are
Christian. I don't think
that they really intend on it
being that way but because
of societal pressure they

suppress the light so that
they will not feel so uncom-
fortable in everyday social
There is a platform
that has been built by these
pressures and has been
endorsed by church lead-
ership to be accepted and
not to offend. To a point I
do believe that we should
not offend but only from
a degenerate attitude not
from proclaiming Christ
and standing for what is
right and wrong. Over the
years we have took a back
seat to the pressures that
be and we have placed our
light under a basket or even
removed ourselves from the
hilltop and stopped shining
as God said we should.
Friends, I know that
it is truly hard to press
past the hardships of being

ChLrclh of Christ
at thIe BeachIes
Established 33 AD in Jerusalemn

Wee meet at 350 Firehlouse Road
Overstreet 850.647.1622

Sunday Bible Study
Sunday Worship
Wednesday Bible Study

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

"We are about our Father's business"

Jesus is Lord and He is waiting
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382 Ling Street Highland View
Port St. Joe, Florida 32456
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship 11:00 a.m.
Evening Service 7:00 p.m.
Mike Westbrook, Discipleship Training 6:00 p.m.
Pastor Wednesday Prayer 7:00 p.m.



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

Call 229-8310
P. 0. Box 758 Port St. Joe, FL 32457
Corner of 20th Street & Marvin Avenue

rejected by many of our
friends and co-workers
that we come in contact
with everyday. But take a
moment to mediate on this.
If we suppress the light
eventually it will go out. It
the light goes out then who
will show forth the love of
God? And if the love of
God has faded away then
who will be saved?
You know, we must
allow the Light of God,
Christ to shine bright in
our lives. We must not be
ashamed to speak out, at
the Holy Spirit's call, and
proclaim the full truth of
God. If we will do so at
God's leading, even when
it sounds harsh, it will
change the lives of those
who we so badly want to,be
accepted by. You see with-
out conviction in our lives

and the lives of those who
we are around salvation
will never come to them.
Conviction of God is point-
ing out through the Word,
by the Holy Spirit the short
comings and sins in our
lives. Not to hurt us but to
save us. Because until we
each one repent and live
the Holy life God expects
we will never escape the
coming tribulation.
Let us not be ashamed
of the Gospel but let us
show forth the love of God
and power of His light so
others may see our works
and glorify the Father which
is in heaven.
God bless you and I
will see you next week.

Pastor Tim
LightHouse Pentecostal

Worship with us at
LongAvenue Baptist Church
Where Faith, Family &Friendship arefouid
Bible Study Sunday: 9:15am
Worship: 10:30am and,7:00pm
A variety of ministries for all ages beginning at 6:30 pm

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

482 Pompano Street.- 229-6235

Sunday School ..........
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

Family doL(huhr
"Touching Liveswith the Love f Jesus"

Join us in worship ... APort hi St ama it
10:30 Sunday Morning Hwy. 98
7:00 Wednesday Evening
Pastors Andrew
& Reid Ave.
Cathy Rutherford .Fami ue urh
Rhema Bible Training Center graduates
Visit our website at:, Wewahitchkoa
323 Reid Avenue Port St. Joe 229-LIFE (5433)


Roadmaster-Junk Or Jewel?

There it was in the Autotrader. "1994 Buick Roadmaster Estate Wagon" with 66,061 miles and a
price of $4400. Could this be the vehicle God was leading us to?
My wife Nancy and I made the 102 mile trek, praying once more for God's guidance just before
we pulled into the used car lot: "God, don't let us do anything stupid."
Before we even drove the Roadmaster my wife said with quiet disgust: "It has rust." And I'm
thinking, 'This thing is cool." I was envisioning this cavernous land cruiser hauling a bunch of kids.
Sure it was beat up; but then they couldn't hurt it. Plus the price, the low-mileage.
After a brief test ride it was time for the private husband-wife conference. Nancy noticed rust,
sagging headliner, loose fog light, cracked windshield and what is that smell? I was listening as I
thought: "God, this is the car, isn't it?"
Nancy summed up her view: 'This is the ugliest car I've ever seen." And to me I saw its funky,
functional character plus the engine ran strong. I loved the Roadmaster.
Decision time-- Roadmaster junk or jewel? We faced the same question the man who allowed
Jesus to die on a cross asked: "What is truth?"
Jesus are You who You claim to be or are you a liar? Jesus can't be both a criminal deserving
death and the Savior of the world at the same time. Junk or jewel?
Truth seeking led us to thumbs down on the Roadmaster. Hey there's always another used car.
There's only one Jesus. And He said, "I am the way. .." He continues: ".. the truth and the life no
one comes to the Father except through me."
So is Jesus junk or jewel in your life?


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Personal Injury Real Estate 507 10th Street Port St. Joe
Workers' Compensation
(850) 227-1159 (850) 229-8111


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By Jessica Chancey

Less than two months
away may be the best time
of your life! With gradua-
tion just around the corner
there are so many places to
be and things to do. Lets

Senior News:
Baccalaureate and
Graduation practice will be
held on Friday, May 30,
2008. You will need to meet
at the First Baptist Church at
9 a.m. for senior breakfast.
After breakfast you will go
to the gym and begin prac-
GRADUATION. Anyone who
does not attend graduation
may pick up his or her
diploma in the Guidance
office at any time. This is
an important event for all
seniors and you do not want
to miss it.
Baccalaureate is
Sunday, June 1, 2008, at
6:00 p.m. in the gym. Come
dressed in your cap and
gown and be in the com-
mons area by 5:30 p.m.
Graduation is Monday,
June 2, at 7 p.m. in the
gym. Again, come dressed
in your cap and gown and
be in the commons area by
6:30 p.m.
Graduation boys must wear
dress shirts, tie, and dress
slacks under their gowns.
They may not wear any jeans
or tennis shoes. Girls must
wear a dress with no collar,
shorter than the gown with
dress shoes or dressy san-
dals with backs under their
gowns. Remember, this is
your day and everyone will
be there so look your best.

Freshman, Sophomore,
and Junior News:
ATTENTION: your $20
junior dues need to be paid
to Jessie Faircloth if you
want to attend prom. Prom
is April 19 so you do not

have much time. Please pay
and come enjoy the food
and fun at prom.
For 9"'-12't grades:
Registration is this week
if you have any questions
please contact the Guidance
Office at (850)-229-8813.
Clubs and Other News:
The National Honor
Society and Key Club came
together and sponsored the
American Red Cross Blood
Drive. The event was held
on April 9,2008 in the gym.
Our goal was to collect twen-
ty-five units of blood and we
achieved our limit with thir-
ty-six units of blood. Wowl
Carolyn Marley, a senior
in high school, was one of
participants in the blood
drive. I asked her how she
was feeling about donating
blood and she said, The
thought of a needle going
in my arm scared me but
because it was to help oth-
ers I did it anyways. I am
glad I could help others
by just giving my blood."
Thanks to all the teachers,
staff, and students who par-
ticipated in this event and
made it such a success.
The National Honor
Society would like to thank
Sisters Restaurant for
donating food for the King
and Queen teacher appre-
ciation day. The food was
wonderful and everyone
enjoyed it. Thanks!
The last ACT for this
year is June 14 at Bay High
School. You can register
online or by mail by May 9.
NJROTC: Port St Joe
High School NJROTC held
their Change of Command
on March 28"' at an all
school assembly in the
school gym. Thanks and
Congratulations to the out-
going staff led by Molly
Matty and Melissia Deputy.
You did a wonderful job.
Good luck to the incoming
staff! The following are the
staff appointments for the
2008-2009 school year.
Company Commander-
Angela Canington
Executive Officer- Chris
Ops Officer- Autumn
Supply Officers- Adrian
Hubbard, Jonna Ball

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Week #24 answers are:
1. How many miles of blood vessels does the average
human have? 60,000
2. What are the odds of being injured by a toilet seat in
your lifetime? 1 in 6500
3. How many times can ever slinky every made wrap
around the earth? 126 times
4. How many varieties does the tomato come in? over

Congratulations to: James McGuffin, Melissa Bratton, Linda
Wood, and Brenda Chandler. They submitted the winning
entries for this week's questions.

Week #25-Questions are:
1. A bust of which composer might be found on the piano
of Peanuts?
2. What was Ella Fitzgerald's first major hit song in 1938?
3. How many pins are on the back row at the start of a
tenpin bowling game?
On which day does the President's term of office begin?
What words immediately follow "Return to Sender" in the
chorus of Elvis Presley's hit song?

Questions submitted by: Maddie Flanagan, 4th Grader

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

"Junk-Yard Cat"

Created by WES Students
April 1 lth was a special day for the Wewahitchka
Elementary students in the classes of Ms. Sumner and
Mr. Brown. Ms. Traci Gaddis from Port St. Joe provided
an hour long art lesson for each group of students. Ms.
Traci is the volunteer art teacher for PSJES. After a.
warm-up exercise of creating a beach scene, the students
were inspired to create a "junk-yard cat." As each drawing.
neared completion, you could see the junk yard complete-
with discarded televisions, washing machines, and, of
course, junk cars. Even the ole' cat had the remnants
of a recent fish dinner in its mouth. Although the words
"kidnap" or "abduct" have not been heard, the students
are intent on finding a way to get Ms. Traci back for more
of her creative art talents. In just a few hours, she showed
how the sharing of our time, talents, and treasures can
affect those around us. WES is very grateful for all Ms.'
Traci does for the children in Gulf County.

WES Recognizes
The Florida marks in Mathema
Comprehensive Assessment Reading, Science,
Test is a challenge like no Writing from the Suns
other faced by Florida's stu- State Standards (SSS)
dents. The FCAT is part norm-referencedtests (
of Florida's overall plan to inReadingandMathema
increase student achieve- measuring individual
ment by implementing high- dent performance ag
er standards. The FCAT, national norms. The t
administered to students in arduous but Wewahit
Grades 3-11, contains two Elementary School pi
basic components: criteri- to be up to the chall
on-referenced tests (CRT), Each student who so
measuring selected bench- a Level 5 on any o:

Color Guard- Jacie
Armed Drill- C.J. Abert
Unarmed Drill- Amber
Public Affairs- Cody
Athletics- Mariana
Academics- Samantha
Ordnance- Tyelle
Command S/Chief-
Toya Mork

Sports News:
Baseball will have their
Regional Season Home
Game against Sneads at
7 p.m. on Thursday April
Tuesday, April 22nd,
baseball will have their first
round district tournament
at 5 p.m.

That's all for this week's
issue of "Shark Talk." I hope
the best for all seniors and
underclassmen as they end
the school year. I would like
to finish up with the seniors'
quote from Dr. Seuss, Be
who you fre and say what
you feel, because those who
mind don't matter and those
who matter don't mind."

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High Fives
atics, subtests given during the
and 06/07 school year was.
shine recently rewarded with a
; and $100.00 gift certificate to,
NRT) Toys R Us. Principal Lori
atics, Price expressed her pride.
stu- in the accomplishment of
;ainst these young scholars and.
est is hopes they serve as inspi-
tchka ration to their classmates.
roved Congratulations, High
enge. Fivers!!

Port St. Joe Elementary School Media Center is par-
ticipating in the Spring Book Fair. Students were able to
purchase new books and families shared time together
during Family Night at the Book Fair on Monday, April
14, 2008.
On April 17th the Port St. Joe Elementary School fac-
ulty honored the volunteers at our school with a celebra-
tion. Volunteers and teachers enjoyed a time of together-
ness, and teachers were able to express their appreciation
of all the volunteers that help our school in many ways.
We need your help!!! We recycle empty printer ink
cartridges and cell phones all through the year. If you are
a business and would like pick up email: or drop off for
cartridges is Ramsey's Printing and Office Supply.

Important Dates:
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-College T-shirt Day
April 24th-Starts last Dibels week
April 25th-Track and Field Day
April 28th-Career Week begins-Progress Reports
April 28th-Child Find Pre-K Screening 9:00 am
at Port St. Joe Elementary School

WES Students of the Week April 7-11

K-Lyrlna maaria, lIS iruman Green, 2na -
Crystal Mauldin, 5th Daniel Shirah

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atsE s e erv g y

The annual field day
event at Faith Christian
School took place on
Thursday, March 20, 2008.
The event concluded "Spirit
Week" at the school. Mrs.
Janice Evans, elementary
RE. teacher, directed activi-
ties for grades K5 through

fourth grade. Mr. Mike
Dunn, RE. teacher, directed
grades five through eleven
The activities began
with prayer. Each class then
presented a class cheer they
wrote just for the occasion.
The cheers were chanted

Fourth grader Kyle Bouington wearing panty hose?
Stuffed with balloons?

Second Grader Bryce Johnston "jumps in the river."



Pursuant to Section 121.055, Florida Statutes, the
Gulf County Board of County Commissioners intends
to designate the position of Grant Coordinator
as Senior Management Class under the Florida
Retirement System, effective April 7, 2008.
/s/ Billy Traylor, Chairman
Attest: /s/ Rebecca L. Norris, Clerk

Dates: March 20 and April 17, 2008


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

Port St. Joe Class of 1978
We are in the process of planning our 3011 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.

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 (prin-
cessgaddis(, 850-348-2045) or Casey White Ludlam (Jckludlam(a),
404-401-9019) for more details. We hope to hear from you soonI

PSJES Dazzlin Dolphins

throughout the morn-
ing in search of the class
with the most team spir-
it. Congratulations to the
fourth grade and teacher.
Kathie Sarmiento for being
presented the Class Spirit
Elementary events
include "Jump the River,"
"Spear Throw," "Balls in a
Bucket," "Shoe Fly," and
"Save My Balloon." Other
activities included a "Snow
Cone Relay," "Stuffing the
Hose with Balloons," "Hula
Hooping," team building
activites, and creative art
with chalk.
After the activities were
concluded, Mrs. Evans pre-
sented ribbons to the K5
through fourth grade win-
ners of 1st, 2nd, and 3"' place
in each class. Mr. Dunn pre-
sented 1st place team rib-
bons to the team winners
of the extreme events in
which the upper grades par-
ticipated. Sportsmanship
Medals were also awarded
to Katherine Kennington,
Skyler Bozeman, Weston
Sarmiento, and Mary
Caitlyn Bouington.
Field Day was a great
success due to the vol-
unteers. Appreciation is
extended to Julie Sizemore,
Kellie Braswell, Tanya
Costin, Sandy Kennedy,
Patty Durham, Catherine
Godwin, and Kim McFarland
for a job well done.
This week at Faith
Christian School our stu-
dents have been busy tak-
ing their annual Stanford
10 Achievement Tests. This
test is designed to assess
the basic curricular objec-
tives in the areas of read-
ing, math, language arts,
science, and social science,
as well as Bible. The con-
cepts tested are those usu-
ally taught during the sec-
ond half of the current year
and the first half of the
next year. We have asked
and hope that parents still
are making sure their chil-
dren get plenty of sleep and
eat good, wholesome food.
Remember that vitamins
and minerals are better
for the brain than sugar
and starch. Also, your child
needs plenty of water. We
ask the Lord that all will do
their best.

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Star Publications Annual Memorial Day

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When visitors come to our area to explore the
Forgotten Coast's wonders, they can pick up a copy of The
Visitor's Guide to carry along. Complete with information
about what to do and see along our winding roads and
gorgeous beaches and bays, The Visitor's Guide will have
local flare. Over 10,000 copies will be distributed in and
around both Gulf and Franklin Counties, the Chambers,
Tourism Centers and inserted into The Star and The

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1100 Legal Advertising NORTH 89 DEGREES 45
1110 lassified Notices / MINUTES 17 SECONDS
Announcements WEST 150.00 FEET TO A
1130 Adoptions POINT OF CURVE TO THE
1140 Happy Ads LEFT, THENCE RUN
1150 Personals SOUTHWESTERLY
121.88 FEET THRU A
1100 DISTANCE OF 94.90
The City of Port St. Joe, FEET TO A POINT OF RE-
Florida is calling for bids VERSE CURVE, THENCE
from General Contractors RUN SOUTHWESTERLY
for the renovation of the ALONG SAID REVERSE
Building (RBEG), in ac- OF 117.57 FEET THRU A
cordance with Contract CENTRAL ANGLE OF 44
Documents. All bids must DEGREES 36 MINUTES 37
be a lump sum basis; seg- SECONDS FOR AN ARC
regated Bids will not be DISTANCE OF 91.54
accepted. FEET, THE CHORD OF
The City of Port St. Joe 67 DEGREES 56 MINUTES
will receive sealed bids 24 SECONDS WEST 89.24
from General Contractors FEET, THENCE RUN
until 2:00 p.m. local time SOUTH 00 DEGREES 14
on Thursday, May 15, MINUTES 43 SECONDS
2008, at the Commission WEST 15.50 FEET,
Chambers, City Hall, Port THENCE RUN SOUTH 89
St. Joe, Florida 32457. DEGREES 45 MINUTES 17
Bids received after this SECONDS EAST 318.16
time will not be accepted. FEET TO THE POINT OF
All interested parties are BEGINNING.
invited to attend the Bid
Opening. Bids will be SUBJECT TO A ROAD-
opened publicly and read WAY EASEMENT OVER
Bids must be submitted in THEREOF.
full accordance with the re-
quirements of the Draw- SUBJECT TO A ROAD-
ings, Specifications, Bidd- WAY EASEMENT OVER
ing Conditions and Con- AND ACROSS THE
tractual Conditions, which NORTHERLY 7.50 FEET
may be examined and ob- THEREOF
tained from the architect,
MLD Architects, Inc., 211 SUBJECT PROPERTY BE-
John Knox Road, Suite ING MORE PARTICU-
105, Tallahassee, Florida LARLY DESCRIBED BY
32303, 850/385-9200 RECENT SURVEY DATE
(IPi'6fte), 850/422-3140 JANUARY 5, 2005 BY ED-
(fax). A Prebid Meeting WIN G. BROWN & ASSO-
Will-'be conducted at 10:00 CIATES, IN. BEING JOB
a.m. local time on May 7, NO. 00-157-26239:
2008 at the jobsite.
A deposit of $100.00 per CRETE MONUMENT
set of Drawings and Proj- MARKING THE NORTH-
ect Manual is required, WEST CORNER OF GOV-
with a limit of two (2) sets ERNMENT LOT 4 IN SEC-
per General Contractor. TION 36, TOWNSHIP 8
The deposit shall only be SOUTH, RANGE 12 WEST,
returned to those Prime GULF COUNTY FLORIDA;
Bidders who after having THENCE RUN NORTH 00
examined the drawings DEGREES 14 MINUTES 43
and specification submit a SECONDS EAST 702.83
bona fide bid, and who re- FEET TO A CONCRETE
turn the drawings and Proj- MONUMENT FOR THE
ect Manual in good condi- POINT OF BEGINNING;
tion within ten (10) days af- THENCE FROM SAID
ter receipt of bids. Full POINT OF BEGINNING
sets of drawings may be CONTINUE NORTH 00
purchased by payment of DEGREES 14 MINUTES 43
the printing and handling SECONDS EAST 76.98
costs attherate of$100.00 FEET TO A POINT LYING
The City of Port St. Joe re- WAY EASEMENT;
serves the right to waive ir- THENCE RUN ALONG
regularities and/or infor- SAID CENTERLINE AS
malities in any Bid and to FOLLOWS: NORTH 89 DE-
reject any or all Bids in GREES 45 MINUTES 17
whole or part, with or with- SECONDS WEST 150.00
out cause, and/or accept FEET TO A POINT OF
the Bid that in its judgment CURVE TO THE LEFT
will be for the best interest HAVING A RADIUS OF
of the City of Port St. Joe, 121.88 FEET; THENCE
Publish April 17 & 24, 2008 94.90 FEET, THRU A CEN-
23-2008-CA-000059 HAVING A RADIUS OF
vs. 91.53 FEET, THRU A CEN-
Defendants GREES 37 MINUTES 55
PORT ST. JOE, FL 32456 EAST 318.21 FEET TO
AND TO: All persons ING, CONTAINING 0.48
claiming an interest by, ACRES MORE OR LESS.
through, under, or against
the aforesaid Defendant. has been filed against you,
and you are required to
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTI- serve a copy of your writ-
FIED that an action to fore- ten defenses, if any, to this
close a mortgage on the action, on MARISOL MO-
following described prop- RALES of GREENSPOON
erty located in Gulf MARDER, RA., Attorneys
County, Florida: for Plaintiff, whose address
ERNMENT LOT 4 IN SEC- file the original with the
TION 36, TOWNSHIP 8 Clerk within 30 days after
SOUTH, RANGE 12 WEST, the first publication of this
GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA, notice, or on or before May
AND THENCE RUN 12, 2008; otherwise a de-
NORTH 00 DEGREES 14 fault and a judgement may
MINUTES 43 SECONDS be entered against you for
EAST 702.83 FEET TO A the relief demanded in the

I 1100

this 31 day of March, 2008.

As Clerk of said Court
/s/Jasmine Hysmith
As Deputy Clerk

Publish April 10 & 17, 2008

CASE NO: 08-11-PR

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-
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.
The date of the first publi-
cation of this notice is April
10, 2008.
Jay C. Williams
8233 S. Brownschool
Vandalia, OH 45377
Personal Representative
for the Estate of Mary Loui-
ise Williams
Florida Bar No. 342262
Beggs & Lane
RO. Box 12950
Pensacola, Florida
(850) 432-2451
Attorneys for Personal
Publish April 10 & 17, 2008

In The Circuit Court of the
Fourteenth Judicial Circuit
In and For Gulf County,
Case No.: 08-004 CA
Superior Bank, a federal
savings bank, successor
by merger to The Bank, an
Alabama banking corpora-
Sondra J. Parker a/k/a
Sondra Jane Parker a/k/a
Sondra Jane
Parker-Adkison and Alva L.
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

boundary line of Old Pan- Clerk of Court All other creditors of the SONAL REPRESENTA-
ama Road (County Road /s/Jasmine Hysmith decedent and persons TIVE THE LOGIC AND ACCU-
No. 22) thence run north Deputy Clerk having claims or demands FL. BAR NO. 0350583 The City of Port St. Joe is RACY TEST FOR THE
67 degrees 15 minutes 18 against the estate of the accepting applications for ES&S MODEL M100
seconds west along said Publish April 10& 17,2008 decedent must file their /s/Pamela Locke the following positions: SCANNERS AND THE
northerly right of way claims with this Court 2711 Claremont Avenue ES&S iVOTRONIC DRE
boundary for a distance of WITHIN THREE MONTHS Pine Bluff, AR 71601 Policeman, I TO BE USED IN THE CITY
219.02 feet to a point of in- IN THE CIRCUIT COURT AFTER THE DATE OF THE PERSONAL REPRESENT- $14.5826/hour (2,184 OF PORT ST JOE MUNICI-
tersection with the easterly OF THE FOURTEENTH FIRST PUBLICATION OF ATIVE hours annually) PAL ELECTION WHICH,
of Parker Farm Road; FOR GULF COUNTY' Publish April 17 & 24, 2008 Sergeant 13, 2008 IS SCHEDULED-
thence run north 00 de- FLORIDA ALL CLAIMS AND DE- Salary DOQ FOR APRIL 25, 2008 AT
grees 02 minutes 45 sec- CASE NO.: 2007 485-CA MANDS NOT SO FILED- 9:00A.M. ESTATTHE OF-
onds west along said east- CASE NO.: 2007-485-CA WILL BE FOREVER Application and job de- FICE OF THE GULF
erly right of way boundary PITAL CITY BANK, BARRED. IN THE F CIRCUIT COURTEENTH scription may be picked COUNTY SUPERVISOR
line for a distance of CtPlaintiffuK OF THE FOURTEENTH up and returned to the Mu- OF ELECTIONS LOCATED.
650.28 feet, thence depart- P The date of the first publi- JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND nicipal Building, 305 Cecil AT 401 LONG AVE, PORT.
ing the easterly right of PARISH, BEVERLY cation of this Notice is FOR GULF COUNTY G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port ST JOE. THIS IS A PUB--
way boundary line of Par- PARISHApril17, 2008. FLORIDA St. Joe, Florida 32456. LIC TEST IN ACCORD-
ker Farm Road, run north PARISHand UNKNOWN Application period is ANCE WITH THE SUN-
89 degrees 57 minutes 15 TENANT(S) /s/Thomas S. Gibson CASE NO.: 2007-484-CA opened until position is SHINE LAW OF FLORIDA.'
seconds east for a dis- Defendants. RISH, GIBSON, SCHOLZ, filled.
tance of 225.40 feet to the _____________R/ & GROOM, RA. CAPITAL CITY BANK, LINDA GRIFFIN, SUPERVI-
Point of Beginning. ANOTITO CHAPTEEPURSU- 116 Sailor's Cove Drive Plaintiff, The City of Port St. Joe en- SOR OF ELECTIONS
ONT TO CHAPTER 45 PC. Box 39 vs. forces a Drug-Free
Less and Except the fol- NOTICE is given pursuan Port St. Joe, Florida 32457 DAN PARISH, BEVERLY Workplace and is an EOAA Publish April 17, 2008
lowing described parcel. to a Final Judgment of (850) 229-8211 PARISH and UNKNOWN o Employer.
Commence at the south- Foreclosuredated March ATTORNEY FOR PER- TENANT(S),
east corner of the north- 18, 2008, in Case No. SONAL REPRESENTA- Defendants.
west quarter of the South- 2007-485-CA, of the Circuit TIVE Pubish:Apri17,20I
west quarter of the South-ion 15, Court of the Fourteenth Ju- FL BAR NO. 0350583 NOTICE OF SALE PURSU- Publish: Apr 17, 2008
West q quarter lf Section 15tFF0T
Township 4 South, Range dicial Circuit, in and for ANTnTO CHAPTER 45 Notice of Public Sale
10 West, Gulf County, Flor- ulf C APounty, Florida, inTY /s/Donnie L. Smith NOTICE is given pursuan COASTAL TOWING AND
ida; thence run north 89 Nhich CAPITAL CITYf and 391 Bayberry Drive to a Final Judgement of ROADSIDE SERVICE,
degrees 42 minutes 21 ANK is the plaintiff a nd Wewahitchka, FL 32465 Foreclosure date MarchNE SERVICE, o ore-
south bounds west along the ERLY PARISH areDefend- PERSONAL REPRESENT- 07-484-CA of the Circuit closure of Lien and intent I A
northwest quarter of the ants, I will sell to the high- Court of the Fourteenth Ju- to sell these vehicles on
southeast quarter of Siam est and best bidder for Publish Apria17 &d24, 2008 dicial Circuit, in and for April 14, 2008, on 09:00
Section 15 (as monu- cash at the Front Lobby PbihArlG&24 ulf County, Florida, in am. ETat 8082 W. Hwy 3100 Antiques
mented) for a distance of orof theGulf County which CAPITAL CITY 98, Port St. Joe, FL 32456, 3110 Appliances
1010.09 feet, thencede- Courthouse in Port St. Joe, IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, BANK, is the Plaintiffand pursuant to subsection 3120 Arts & Crafts
parting the south bound- Gulf County, Florida at FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL DAN PARISH and BEV- 713.78CoftheFloridaStat- 31300- eAuctons
a e o the northwest11:00 a.m. on April 24, CIRCUIT OF THE STATE ERLY PARISH are the De- utes, COASTAL TOWING 3150- Buaing Supplies
ary line of the northwest 2008, the property set forth OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR fendants, I will sell to the AND ROADSIDE SERV- 3150- Business
quarter of said Section 15, in the Final Judgment of GULF COUNTY highest and best bidder for ICE, INC. reserves the Equipment
run North 00 degrees 32 Foreclosure and more par- cash at the Front Lobby right to accept or reject 3170- Collectibles
minutes 45 seconds west ticularly described as fol-CASE NO. 07-94 PR door of the Gulf County any and/or all bids. 3180- Computers
for a distance of 377.45 lows: Courthouse in Port St. Joe, 2001 Mazda Vin# 31900-Electronics
feet, thence north 85 de- IN RE: The Estate of Gulf County, Florida at 4F2YU09191 KM05587 3200 Frea O
agrees 18 minutes 41 sac- LOT TBROOKS REDMON 11:00 a.m. on Aprtl 24, 3220- Furniture
onds west a distanceof SOUTHSUBDIVISION,A deceased. 2008, the property set forth Publish: April17 242008 3230- Garaeard Sales
13223 feet to the Point of SUBDIVISION AS PER __________ / in the Final Judgment of 3240 Guns
Beginning, from said point MAP OR PLAT THEREOF NOTICE TO CREDITORS Foreclosure and more par- PUBLIC NOTICE 3250 Good Things to Eat
of beginning continue RECORDED IN PLAT TO ALL PERSONS HAV- ticularly described as fol- 3260 Health & Fitness
north 85 degrees 18 min- BOOK 5, PAGE 14, PUB- ING CLAIMS OR DE- lows: The City of Port St. Joe will 3270 Jewelry/Clothing
utes 41 seconds west LIC RECORDS OF GULF MANDS AGAINST THE hold a sealed bid auction, 3280 Machinery/
124.12 feet, thence south COUNTY FLORIDA. ABOVE ESTATE: LOT 6, STILLWATER with sealed bids received Equipment
o3degrees 18 minutes 19 SOUTH SUBDIVISION, A until 4:00 p.m. on April 29, 3290 Medical Equipmen
S etSOUTH SUBDIVISION, A200 ni 4.g p.. .Apw 9 3300 MiscellaneousI
seconds west 90 08 feet Date March 19, 2008 The administration of the SUBDIVISION AS PER 2008 at the Public Works 3310 Musical Instruments
thence south 86 degrees estate of BROOKS RED- MAP OR PLAT THEREOF Facility at 1002 Tenth 3320- Plants & Shrubs/
18 minutes 41 seconds REBECCA L. NORRIS MON, deceased, File RECORDED IN PLAT Street. The bids will be Supplies
east 124.12 feet, thence Clerk of the Circuit Court Number 07-94 PR is pend- BOOK 5, PAGE 14, PUB- opened on April 30th at 3330 -Restaurant/Hotel
north 03 degrees 41 fmin- ing in the Circuit Court for LIC RECORDS OF GULF 9:00a.m. at City Hall. The 3340 Sporting Goods
utes 19 seconds east s/Jasmine Hysmith Gulf County, Florida, Pro-. COUNTY FLORIDA.. winning bidder will be noti- 3350-Tickets (Buy &Seflr
90.09 feet to the Point of Deputy Clerk bate Division, the address tied. In case of refusal by
Beginningulof which is Gulf County DATED March 19,2008 winning 'bidder, second
Parce containing 3160 PublishApl 10&17,2008 Courthouse, Probate Divi- highest bidder will have pAPPLINCE
acres, more or less. sion, 1000 Cecil G. Costing, REBECCA L.Costn, EBECC RRIS option to purchase.
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, Sr. Boulevard, Port St. Clerk of the Circuit Court
Subject to the following FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL Joe, FL 32456. The name Available at Public Works
described ingress and CIRCUIT OF THE STATE and address of the per- /s/Jasmine Hysmith Facility: Kenmore Fridge
egress easement. OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR sonal representative and Deputy Clerk Inspection Period from Excellent condition, Bot-
GULF COUNTY that personal April 21 April 25:, 9:00 tom Freezer, $100 Call
Commence all the South- representative's attorney Publish April 10.& 17, 2008 a.m.- 3:00p 647-2525
east corner of the North- CASE NO. 08-21 PR are set forth below. Property will be staged 672
west quarter of the south- and identified including
east quarter of Section 15,I N RE: The Estate of ALL INTERESTED PER- minimum bids if applicable
Township 4 South, Range CHARLES R. SMITH, JR., SONS ARE NOTIFIED NOTICE OF GENERAL Bid sheets listing all prop-
10 West, Gulf County, Flor- deceased. THAT: Kurt S. Browning, Sec- Bid forms for your useION e
ida, thence run North 89_ _, Kurt S. Browning, Sac- Bid forms for your use
degrees 42 minutes 21 NOTICE TO CREDITORS All creditors of the dece- retary of State of the State A $10 bidding fee and an 3180
seconds west along the O ALL PERSONS HAV- dent and other persons of Florida, do hereby give executed letter of under-
se wes a h TO ALLPERSONS HAV-s notice that a GENERAL standing regarding sale Brand New Computer.
south boundary line of the ING CLAIMS OR DE- having claims or demands noticethat a GENERAL standing regarding sale Brand New Compute
Northwest quarter of the MANDS AGAINST THE against decedent's estate ELECTION will be held in and condition of property Bad or NO Credit No
southeast quarter of said S AGAINST THE gon whom a copy of this GULF County, State of for sale will be required Problem. Brand name-
Section 15 (as monu- ABOVE ESTATE: notice is served within Florida, on the FOURTH laptops and desktops.-
mented) for a distance f The administration of the three months after the date day of NOVEMBER, 2008, All bids should be plainly Smallest weekly payment
1010.09feet,thencede-ThestdministrateiofCHALe of the first publication of A.D., to fill or retain the marked on the exterior of avail. Its Yours Now. Call
parting101009 feet, theneou de- state of CHARLES R. this notice must file their following offices: the sealed bid sheet listing 1-800-961-7754
parting the south bound SMITH JR., deceased, File claims with this Court the bid item.
ary line of the northwest Number 08-21 PR is pend- claims with this Court Presidentand tem
quarter of the southeast ing in the Circuit Court for WITHINREE MONTHLATER OFVice-President
quarter of said Section 15 Gulf County, Florida, Pro- THE DATE OF THE FIRST Representative in Con- FORECLOSURE
run north 00 degrees 02 bate Division, the address THEPUBLICATIONE OF THIE S gress: District 2 .R ECLOU. RE
minutes 45 seconds west of which is Gulf County T O THI State Attorney: Judicial 1
for a distance of 680.29 Courthouse, Probated DM- NOTICE OR THIRTY DAYS ircuit14te Attorney: JudicialI
feet; thence go south 89 sion, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, AFTER THE DATE OF Pubicuit Defender: Judicial
degrees 57 minutes 15 Sr. Boulevard, Port St SERVICE OF A COPY OF Public Defender: Judicial
seconds west for a dis- Joe, FL 32456. The name THIS NOTICE ON THEM. Circuit 14
Joeonds32456.fTheaname-State Representative: Dis-
tance of 64.00 feet, run and address of the per- trict6 446USHighway98,Eastponmt
thence south 00 degrees sonal representative ,and All other creditors of the strict 6 s
02 minutes 45 degrees hat persona l andecedent and persons Supreme Court: Retention 100'x55'+/- lot with 100'+/- of frontage
west for a distance of representative's attorney having claims or demands of One Justice on St. George Sound & Hwy. 98
735.70 feet to the northerly re set forth below, against the estate of the First District Court of Ap- Thursday, April 24th
right of way boundary line decedent must file their peal: Retnton SALE SITE
of Old Panama Road ALL INTERESTED PER- claims with this Court Judges SALE SITE:
(County Road No. 22) SONS ARE NOTIFIED WITHIN THREE MONTHS Circuit Judge, Fourteenth Franklin County Courthouse Steps
thence run north 67 de- THAT: AFTER THE DATE OF THE Judicial Circuit: Groups 4,
grees 15 minutes 18 sac- FIRST PUBLICATION OF 6, 7, 9 and 10 33 Market St, Apalachicola
onds wet along Siam All creditors of the dece- THIS NOTICE. Clerk of the Circuit Court FOR MORE DETAILED INFO,
Northerly right of way dent and other persons Pr ser PLEASE VISIT:
boundary for a distance of having claims or demands ALLDS NCLOT SAO FILED DE Property Appraiser
219.02 feet to a point of in- against decedent's estate MANDS NOT SO FILED Superintendent of Schools
tersection with the easterly on whom a copy of this WILL BE FOREVER Supervisor of Elections Auction Management
right of way boundary line notice is served within BARRED. ounty Court Judgetions Auction Mgement
of Parker Farm Road; three months after the date Gro 1 Corporation
thence run north 00 de- of the first publication of The date of the first publi- Group 1 Districts 3
grees 02 minutes 45 sec- this notice must file their cation of this Notice is School Board: Districts 3 877-980-9565
onds west along said east- claims with this Court April 17, 2008. and 4 Commissioner: FL BK# 3008009
early right of way boundary withI thEsLAtECounty Commissioner: FL BK# 3008009
ery right of way boundary WITHIN THE LATER OF Districts 1, 3 and 5
line for a distance of THREE MONTHS AFTER /s/Thomas S. Gibson Harbor Master for the Port
276.11 feet to the Point of THE DATE OF THE FIRST RISH, GIBSON, SCHOLZ, of Port Saint Joe rthe...
Beginning; from said Point PUBLICATION OF THIS & GROOM, PA.Tupelo Soil and Water
of Beginning continue NOTICE OR THIRTY DAYS 116 Sailor's Cove Drive Conservation District:
north 00 degrees 02 min- AFTER THE DATE OF PO. Box 39 Grouns 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5
utes 45 seconds west SERVICE OF A COPY OF Port St. Joe, Florida 32457 Groups 1, 2. 3, 4 and 5
along Siam easterly right THIS NOTICE ON THEM. (850) 229-8211 Publish April 10 &17
of way boundary line for
20.04 feet; thence south 86
degrees 18 minutes 41
seconds east 31.10 feet;T A
thence south 03 degrees
41 minutes 19 seconds LDER .LYCR
west 20.00 feet, thence HELP I ONLY A
north 86 degrees 18 min- HELP IS ONLY A
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28.79 to the Point of Be-A New Cleaning LL
ginning. 7 AWAY New Cleaning Svc Avail.
at public sale, to the high- lassified ad Weekly, Bi-weekly, 1 time
at public sale, to the highf or Special event. Over 20 CaroC iver
est and best bidder for To PI You r Classi dyrs exp. Res/Comm'l. Call Experienced & references.
cash, at the front door of Michelle at Lighthouse Marcia 850-229-1123
the Gulf County Court- in P Cleaning for free estimate.
house, in Port St. JoeT, H F TAR C APAlACHIC il ES 229-6527
Florida, at 11:00 am EST 1.J71iL,1\.J TAR & CARLL-
on April 24, 2008. OLD MAIDS
Any person other than the ,i- BY THE BAY INC .l
property owner as eof the Call Our New Numbers Now! Cleaning Service. In
claiming an interest in any B years, honest, dep end-
surple, mus fileunds froa claim forth Call: 850-747-5020 able, reasonable, & D & D Landscaping
said funds with the k of Toll Free: 800-345-8688 good local references. Mowing, Weeding &
oeurt hn dlays from/ Fax: 850-747-5044 Residential, vacation Mulching, Tree Trimming,
court within 60 days from al e Fax: 850-747-5044 rentals. Free Estimates. Dan @ 227-8225
DATED this 19th day of Email: 229-1654or227-5876
March, 2008 Email:


Established 1938 Serving Gulf County and surrounding areas for 67years THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL 0 THURSDAY, APRIL 17,20080 9B

1 4100 4100 4100 4100 6100 | 6170
"FREE manure compost Commercial Rental 2 br, 1 ba MH 5 miles
You haul. Cape San Bias Drivers Hwy 98 frontage, PortSt pass Overstreet. $500
Rd. Joe. Large parking $975 month + deposit. Please 10371 Hwy 71. 6 acres.
227-2584R L Drivers Sales/Business Dev a month. Call for details Call 850-648-5306. Asking for pay off, 10342
Above Ground Accounting/Finance Medical/Health 850-830-0853. Lot avail: 3 blocks from house. (3) 150x50 at cor-
Pool o B kUSA READY MIX Management r beach. RV or 5th wheel, ner of Wimico & Cedar St.
Sued, 24" round, 48" high, FT Bookkeeper Now hiring Class A&B LTC Professional FT/PT for Gift shop. Call Mexico Beach Commer- must be self contained. in White City. Call for
complete with filter, pump Top Pay. CDL Ready Mix drivers. Business Office Manager 648-4301 or 258-8734. Ask cial Lease possibility, on Avail 4/21. $450mo. Call prices 827-2242 or
and ladder, no liner, $400. Call 648-4301 or 258-8734 Excellent benefits and f or Paul or Lisa Hwy98 gh ty 229-686-7164 after 5pm 527-7387 Ask for Shan-
HowardMiller Must pick up. 647-9200. ask for Paul or Lisa wages. A family oriented, home- oPauoLacation. Landlord flexible. _________29674ae non Hardy
Howard Miller Mustpickup647-9200. ask for Paul or Lisa Apply In person like, 120-bed skilled nurs- Call Sally 850-899-4175. RV Space for rent private
Grandfather 1001 Costin ing facility in Port St Joe, lot with 1 room Cottage
Clock Toro ZLike New Lawn mowerial Pt. St. Joe Florida is offering a unique . with full bath 9452 Olive St.
'a l Ok Toro Z149 Commercial -850-229-8858 opportunity for a full-time Beacon Hill Call Dan
Beautiful Hieroom Oak fin- zero turn radius 19HP Ka- USA EOE experienced LTC profes- Sales/Business Dev. | 110 | 850227-8225 Ba C unty-
ish, cable driven, Westmin- wasaki engine, 52" cut. sional Business Office 1 8502278225 Bay County-
star Chimes, as well as Big Bought 8/04, Used 2 sea- Bldg Const/Skilled Trade WeblD#33977218 Manager to join a revolu- Part-time Sales For Rent Fountain Area
Ben hour gong and silent sons, low hours (68) $4500 ,tionary team. Managerial Assoc. Needed 2 bedroom apartment, 1 2.5 Acres, $19,900
modes. $1,140.00 Call Call 850-991-0051 Outstanding experience, commitment1/2 bath. Across the road Owner Financing
229-8827 tarer o excellence, taking initia- Flexible hours. Must be 1/2 bath. Across the road Owner Financing
---229-8827 --oCareer Logistics/Transportation five, customer service fo- available to work Satur- from the beach. 8201 Pel
Leather furniture, high Opportunities cus, strong organizational days. Call Jennifer @ 850- can Walk in St. Joe Beach 1-941-778-7980/7565
quality, sofa, love seat, in Land Surveying. We are Driver Trainees skills, communication and 229-8818 or apply in per- Call 647-63201 -
chair, and ottoman. $1200. / seeking Experienced: NEEDED problem solving is a must. son, Tiffin Interiors, 310
850-340-1072 Crew Chiefs, Instrument No CDL? No ProbemD Impeccable billing experi- Reid Ave. 10-5pm, M-F or
_______ clOperators &CADDTechni- up to $900/wk. Home nce with Medicare, Medl- Sat, Quality
LokWANTED for usd cansar We offer excellent weekends with TMC. Com- cad, priva te insurance, ---M C ape Sn Bi a 9ua ityI
Look quality edan co eeA and advanced Large 3 br 1 bdown- Homes 2nd tier gulf side lot.
furniture. Call Usa@ benefits. Please call (850) panyendorsedCDLTrain- Acomputer SKilSU a r Vital.dstairs apt. for rent In Port 7110- Beach Homer $179K. Must Sell!Need
2fr St. Joe, laundry & eat-in Property money up north. I chal-
227-4168 639-699orfaxresumeto: 1-866-280-5309 The Bridge at Bay St. Joe 4130 kitchen, all new paint & 7120 Commercial lenge you to find a better
. \ w(850) 639-6879. offers a competitive bane- e t+ 7130- Condo/Townhouse deal. 112 Turnstone, in
4100 Help Wanted n--------fits package including Cool Job: Guys/Gals Are rugs, no pet9. $485/mo + 7140 Farms & Ranches San Bias Plantation. Men-
S 4130-Employment medical/ dental/ vision, you free to travel? Want a $400 sec dep.. 227-6216 7150 Lots and Acreage tion this ad, Price drops to
m3230a3 E information *PTO, 401(k), and bonus fun job? We offer paid 7150 Mobile Homes/Lots $178K. (513) 697-1777.
opportunities. Please con- training, travel with fun 7170- Waterfront
G arage/Y ard S ale ----pi.altly/Tu tact Shannon Guy, Direc- group. Paid hotel & trans- Pr1pertm
Garage/Yard Sale W ,ANE Medical/Health tor of Human Resources at portation. Call 6130 Pr7190 ut ownpey
Lots of great stuff 41ooty 850-229-8244 or fax re- 888-549-7888. Return Real Estate
plus some junk! Hospitality CNA, LPN and sume to 850-229-1042. Guaranteed. 7200 Timeshare
Patio furniture, Resort Vacation RN Supervisor Serenity HeaathCARE, LLCp to $550 WEEKLY
rocker, sleeper Properties of SGI dge ay St Employer for a Drug-Free Helping the government 4 br 2.5 be, Mexico Bch,Sale
rockerasleeperlis a progressive company Workplace. PT No Experience. Ecel- just finished, upgraded ap- Lot For Sale
sofa, ladders, Administrative/Clerical Inc. looking for individuals who WeblD33986043 lent Opportunity. Call To- pliances, pool access, ,-7 75x180, at deadend street,
metal shelving, Administrative. A greatopportunityawaits have compassion for the day 1-800-488-2921. Ask 678-296-9639 3 br, 1 ba home on Nice trees, $65,000. Call
SAdministrative you at the largest vacation elderly and are ready to day! 1-80fo artmentR0-488-2921. Ask 78-296-9639 large lot in White City. I 850-229-6859.
housewares. No Assistant rental company on St. take a revolutionary ap- or Departent R 1. l | Exterior storage bldg. I
clothes or Health Scienas- multi- George Island. preach to healthcare. Our ,aAxe6-ri- ,7 $65K obo CallI
l n real s uorf120-bed long-term care fa- Post Office Now Hiring! 8150-527-9162--
children's items, task secretarial support for We are accepting city has the following po- Avg. Pay $20/ hour or 6140 -a ..
Corner f Marvin healthh science programs applications for the follow- sitions open: Full-time and Medical/Health $57K annually including 3 br 1.5 be, new carpet 100% fin, go to closing Overstreet. 1/2 acre +.
Avenue & 13th S to include: corresponle- ing positions: PRN Certified Nursing As- Federal Benefits and OT. 1911 Cypress Ave. Large w/no money down on this paved roads, un-restricted,
Avenue 1 t ence, data entry, tele- Receptionist sistants (evenings and Nursin FPlaced by adSource, not fenced yard with deck. beautifully remodeled 2200 near intercoastal waterway
Saturday, April phone, assisting program Maintenance nights), a full-time LPN using Faculty Af. wUSPS who hires Great neighborhood near sf Manufactured home. boat launch starting at
19th 700 a.m. to Technician (evenings), and a full-time (Remediator/ Lab Coord)- 1-866-483-0923. school. $875/mo. + 1st & Can be seen at 128 Col- $30K. Pelican Walk Real
19th, 7:00 a.m. to maintaining/ ordering sup- Quality Assurance 3-11 RN Supervisor. Bene- remediate high risk nurse last mo rent dep. 1 yr leen St. in Wewa. Estate Call 850-647-2473
1:00 p.m. No early plies, maintaining budgets, Coordinators fits (based on status) in- ing students in all aspects & GOVT JOB lease. Call 648-8629 or l14-2421 or 639-5123
sales,please etc. Rquires HS dplo (Full and Part Time) clude options for: Flexible of the ADNprograms; co- POSTAL & O JOB lease. Call 648-8629 814-2421 o6395123
sales, please. equivalent with good work- Laundry Personnel scheduling, medical/den- ordinate the nursing skills INFO FOR SALE? 867-3336
lo ndant.e2 SOak 4n nhCauice. Salary range startsO ator
St. in Indian Path. Sat., $9.41/hr. Position O Reservationist long-term disability, life maintain and administer
April 19th, 9am-2pm. Until Filled within en Front Desk Clerk insurance, paid time off, nursing simulations in the cio
Yard Sale startin Apri4. Additiona We offer a great benefits 401(k) plan, uniform allow-a 3lirsing programvin am Requiresr $ S nt $229K or 10
Furniturehsod& inf:hpr//de tioalt package to full time am- ance, tuition reim- BSN (MSN preferred) + 2 3 br 2 be, living, famiy, $950+dep. Spacious 3 br,0
miscFitems.hl, edo h/job gcC art ployees or you may join bursement, and shift differ- yrs. general medical surgi- u NEVER have to dining, kitchen, & laundry/ 2 ba brick home, irrigation
ite s, edu/jobs. GCCC is an us ential. Please contact: cal nursing exp. and have pay for information 1600 sf, porch, pond in syst. Shade trees storage
EA/EO/M/F/Vet employer, on a part time basis to Shannon Guy, Director of current FL Registered about federal or postal front fncd bkyd, bus stop on 145x150 lot, Lrg back
Long Avenue supplement your current Human Resources at 220 Nursing License. Will inter- jobs. If you see a job infront of prop, $795+dep. porch, FP, Lot of closet 2 Bedroom, a Bath Trailor
Long A vn sp income. Ninth Street Port St. Joe, view AS degree in nursing "guarantee", contact the Call Lilli 850-647-5722 space. 5 min to Bay. 173 on small lot in town Wewa
BAPTIST Gulf Coast nFL 32456 (850) 229-8244 applicants as long as they TChe Federal raeBa Dr ouat ne igh 7 bY 0 down and$375000 pcash or
CHURCH Apply in person today at Fax: (850) 229-1042. Se- will receive their BSN Commission 3br, 2b Dblwd in over- boyhood. For re info o 0 pe
1601 Long Avenue 125 Gulf Beach Drive renity HeaithCARE, LLC is within the first year of em- Commission.street. Newly remod'id, on call 832-2040 or 229-1542 month for 120 payments.
Port St. Joe WeblD33986014 West an Equal Opportunity Em- ployment. Salary based on is America's consumer 1/2 acre land Call Honeyv-lle: 3 b850-229-8698.
CHURCHWIDE St. George ployar for a Drug-Free degree + exp. Position protection agency. 648-1012 Honeyville: 3 br, 2 ba. 3/4
CHURCHWIDE re |h||c|r||'||2St. George player for a Drug-FreeUtFe d wh reacre, Shed/carport, $72K
YARD SALE Ilsland,FL32328 Workplace. Open Until Filled with re- Mexco Beach: New 2 or 3
(Parking Lot behind Web Id# 33986316 WebD#33986048 view starting April 24. Ad- 877-wwftcgov/jobsca-H 3BRms2BA
Ch(irch) ditional info: e 1-877-FTC-HELP br TH. Beg. @ 189,900K
ChuArch 1oucoast~edu/iobs, 3 br, 2 be. .6 acre, wrkshp, 3BR 2BA
SAT. A pril 19, 7am-12N the FTC Hoe ForRe Boat strg, fenced b'yrd. For Sale
Many Misc Items & Morel INTERVIEW NOW! .EGCCC is an A public sere House For Rent, in St
tere and The News Herald Joe Beach, 3 br, 2 be, 75K $112,000 or rent $700 a
Monster Match INTERVIEWNOW INTEEW N OWI ClassifiedAdvertising large yard, Call Gene at Beacon Hill: 3 br, $275K2 b, month on 100x300 quiet
assigns a professional Monster Match G jfCoast Department 850-830-9342. shed. 2 lots, $250k. wooded lotin Gulf County.
to hand-matcheach MonsterMat MonsterecoBeach-shortwalkSt. Joe Beach: Nice 12 miles from Mexico
WARto hand-match each assigns a professional Monster Match sMexico Beach- short walk homes starting at Beach. 229-377-1489 or
WAREHOUSE job seeker with each to hand-match each assigns a professional to the beach w/boat slip, 2 $173,900 229-224-8403
SALE employer job seeker with each to handl-match each br, 2 ba, 2 scrnd porches, Gulf Aire: 5 br, 3 ba, prvt
PORT ST. JOE employer job seeker with each WeblD#33986019 2 decks overlooking water, beach, pool, tennis,
746-F Fourth Street This is a FREE Service! employer. _$1200 mo+ dep. Call $369,900
SATURDAY This is a FREE Service! 850-340-1216 Buying or Selling
APRIL 19th, 8am-5pm Monster Match is your monster Match is This is a FREE Service! Other Pelican Walk Real
USED STUFF! free, one-stop job- fonse-stoprjb-lican W Estate.
couch, loveseat, boxspring 'eone-stop obe stMonster Match is your Cashier 850-647-2473
& mattress w/ headboard search resource. With search resource. With ree, one-stop job- FT PT td Fl h S & i
& frame. Fridge, freezer, our extensive contacts, our extensive contacts, free one-stop job- FTor PTwante. l hrs. Mexico Beach Brand.,
desk, credenza, chairs, we can show your search resource. With No exp, neccess. Starting 5100- Business New 4 br, 3.5 ba garage, n d-
desk, crenza, aircondi we can show your job seeker profile to our extensive contacts, $8.50/hr. Call Kathy Opportunilles in Ocean Plantation, less
glassware. dishes, tables job seeker profile to 'hundreds of top local we can show your 850-229-8775 or 215-2980 5110 Money to Lend than 2 blks from beach w/ 7110 a
pots & panhs'ack w/light, hundreds of top ol employers in 300 j job seekerprofile to ool $1250 mo. 819-0833 House for Sale
side tables,,.lamps, book employers in 300 job caegries. Let us find rof top local 819- 0 H fo Be A1.,T*MTI
de tems, b ategoyes.0Let us0finb your skills, experience employers in300jlob Other 410 5th St. Mexico Beach, a100 -Antique & Collectibles
rack, chest of drawers, caegories. Let us find or s perie epOO j FL, 4 BLOCKS TO BEACH, 8110 Cars
dressemiscems you a jobthat matches and preferences. caegoi Summer Jobs! Wowll $500 ooo/ x 121.46 x 8120-SportsUtiltyVehcles
Yard Sale your skills, experience you a job that matches lly 116.28 x 14.84 Beautiful 8130g-TruckS
-YIINeRVIEWxNOW: your skills, experience House cleaners, inspec- week. Via Internet/Phone Quiet Country iving, min- Beach House, 1935 sq.ft. 8140'-Vans
6311 Alabama Ave and preferences. IfNTEfoIlWngO and preferences. tors, and maintenance No Selling! Not MLM. Fam- utes from the beach, heated and cooled. House 8150 Commercial
Sat 4/19 8a-p t wng help needed for vacation ily Friendly. References 2500sf home for rent or is 4 yrs. old. Four bed- 8160-Motorcycles
CohSat 4/19 Ya-2p : .... oposiio : rentalproperties. Full and A v a i I a b I e sale. owner financing upto room 2 baths. Screen 8170 Auto Parts
Fumiture, Jewelry, Books, IRVEW OW iDental RV' IEWNOW part time positions availa- 90% to qualifying appli- Room. The house and rec- & Accessories
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positions: althCamAssistants potion for Paul orUsa ram ictiled. Walk-in close U asine
YRHealSiALE!Stntofor Paul or Usa ram ictiled. Walk-in clos 8240 Boat & Marine
Beach, 108 SundialE Ct. Sales Associaote ~ i fIngGenera ets, some furniture will Supplies
AT April 19th, 8am-2pm Cashiers Medic ords (Job Code 51) stay, completely tiled 8310 Aircrat/Aviation
Eastern time. ode cordthroughout, heat pump 8320-ATV,.ffRoadVehicles
Multi-Family Sale StockPerso uildProfesial has been salt spray 8330 Campers & Trailers
Multi-Familey uSale S to yerohan C r -- (Jobode4 Rentals Available dipped so no corrsion will 8340 Motorhomes
w/many items. Mechanadisere Med i la od5in Sales/Business Dev s St Joe Beach occur, attic space. Recrea-
Umbrella stroller, Books, :.e o; ALO E Mexio Beach tion room 16 x 24 with cy-
Me lTerapis7Clothes, older army uni- )- uyerd:: 2,3, 4 bedroom press wood on the ceiling
forms (M-L), Children's (Job Code FT or PT for Gift Shop. 6100 Business/ 648-4301 or 258-8734. and walls, tiled. Outside
school items. Many more Go to wwwEmerald Manufacturinrg Call 648-4301 or 258-8734. Commercial Ask for Paul or Usa shower and deep well. 12 82 0
household items (obb4Ask for Paul or Lisa 6110 Apartments x 20 Boat shedand 12 x
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or callus at 6130 Condo/Townhouse Concrete walkways, awn-
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866-769-5627 hr;m -6150 Roommate Wanted raing along walkways ter Console, 50 hp
S 3250 ,and use '' ': or call us at 6160- Rooms for Rent Small house set up as around house. Ready for Yamaha, Pwr Trim. Ap-
Sand use or call us at INTERVIEWNOWI 6170 Mobile Home/Lot studio apt. Great for 1 to 2 the summer and family prox. 170 hrs. Magic Tilt
Sweatmore Strawberry JobCode38 Go to www.Emerald 866-769-5627 INTERVIEWNOW 6180 Out-of-Town Rentals people. $380mo + and quests, will sleep Trailer. Stainless steel
RMon s sen o day Weuse to complete your job CoastJo 61East.comMosterMatc90- Timeshare Rentals $380dep. No pets please, many 325,000.00 MUST prop, GPS/Fishfinder,
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no nsectacides 722-4819 seeker profile listed above to assigns a professional REASONS, can ema pic- live well & storage, extra
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3280 complete your job port, C/HA, W/D, D/W, 268-0601/334807-0134
HP Myrers sefpriming ........ ... .. seeker profle This is a FREE Service! 2 9-6 $1175mo ut incl. 850-
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LJ[iMilii FWC Division Of Law Enforcement Field Report


The Gulf County
Sheriff's Office will be con-
ducting vehicle safety check-
points and DUI check points
during the month of April
2008. The check points
will be held throughout the
county to include Highway
98 near St. Joe Beach,
Highway 98 and Garrison
Ave, C-30 Simmons
Bayou, Highway 71 North
of White City, Highway 22
and Highway 22A, Highway
71 and Westarm Creek,
Highway 71 Dalkieth Area
and Highway 71 near the
Calhoun County Line
On 04/08 Justin Body,
22, and Anthony Ray Fridley,
21, were arrested on violat-
ing of probation warrants
for Gulf County.
On 04/08 Jonathan
Curtis Gates was arrested
on a Gulf County warrant
for uttering a forged instru-
On 04/08 Randall Ray
Holden, 28, was arrested
for violation of probation,
his violation was being
arrested for failure to pay
child support.
On 04/10 Chad Edward
Medley, 26, was arrested for
violation of probation.
On 04/10 Thomas Ted
Kowcun, 42, was arrested
on various warrants for
fraudulently obtaining hunt-
ing and fishing licenses.
On 04/10 deputies were
checking out a suspicious

vehicle on the Overstreet
Road, parked near a trac-
tor. While speaking with the
occupants of the vehicle he
noticed the odor of mari-
juana. The driver refused
to give the deputy permis-
sion to search the vehicle;
K9 Don was walked around
the vehicle and alerted to
the presence of illegal nar-
cotics. During a search of
the vehicle based on the
K9 alert three small bags
of marijuana were located.
The driver, Matthew George
Hunter, 18, was arrested for
possession of less than 20
grams of marijuana.
On 04/12 deputies
received a call that a ven-
dor at a local flea market
offered to sell them child
pornography movies. When
the deputies made contact
with the vendor he admit-
ted selling pornographic
movies but denied having
child pornography. Joseph
Larch, 68, was arrested
and charged with sale of
obscene material, transpor-
tation of obscene material
into the state, sale of metal-
lic knuckles. During first
appearance his bond was
set at $17,000.
During the week of
04/07/2008- 04/14/2008
Gulf County dispatchers
handled 341 calls for ser-
vice, including 38 calls for
emergency medical services
and two fires.

April 4 10, 2008
This report represents
some events the Florida Fish
and Wildlitfe Conservation
Commission (FWC) handled
over the past week; how-
ever, it does not include all
actions taken by the Division
of Law Enforcement.

On April 5, the man-
made dam of Locklin Lake
near Milton gave way after
four hours of intense rain-
fall. The dam, which is
on Mill Hopper Creek, is
approximately 1/2 mile from
the Blackwater River on the
north side of Highway 90.
Several thousand gallons of
water washed mud, logs, lit-
ter and other debris into the
Blackwater River approxi-
mately 200 yards above the
Highway 90 Bridge. Santa
Rosa County emergency
officials advised it will be
weeks before the river is
back to normal levels.
On April 5, a minor two-
vessel collision occurred
in the Blackwater River
approximately two miles
north of the Highway 90
Bridge in the "S Curve" of
Moccasin Cut Off. Moccasin
Cut Off is a popular nar-
row shortcut which reduces
time and distance by a mile
or more than the main river
flow of Blackwater River.
A 21foot vessel and 17foot
bass boat met head on in the
blind "S" curve. Both ves-
sels turned right to avoid,

the head on collision due
to (he narrowness of :the
run. Combined with their
speed and the blind curve,
the vessels collided port to
port causing minor damage
to the sides of each ves-
sel. Both operators claimed
the other was at fault. Lt.
Wayne Williams investigat-
ed the accident, and each
operator was charged and
issued a boating citation
for violating several inland
navigational rules.
Officer Mark Clements
located a large pile of debris
dumped in the Ecofina
Wildlife Management Area
off of Cat Creek Road.
Items in the debris lead to
a subject who admitted to
the violation. A citation was
issued and the debris was
Officer Mark Clements
was dispatched to a boat-
ing accident involving two
jet skis that collided in St.
Andrews Bay. Two of the
subjects involved in the
accident went to a local
medical clinic with minor
injuries. Officer Clements'
investigation revealed one
watercraft had violated the
rules of navigation and ran
into the other watercraft. A
citation was issued to the
operator who had violated
the rules.
Officers Neal Goss IV
and David Erdman received
word from a local National
Marine Fisheries Service
(NMFS) agent concerning a.

commercial longline vessel
entering prohibited area off
panhandle waters. The offi-
cers made the 40-mile run
from the Panama City pass
and found the vessel "Jean
Marie" with gear deployed in
the water. The officer's con-
ducted an inspection and
documented the catch and
position of the fisherman.
The case was filed under
federal jurisdiction and is
the first time in region his-
tory that an actual longline
violation was caught in the
On April 7, Officers
Travis Huckeba and
Don Walker boarded
a vessel returning to
Apalachicola from a day
of reef fishing. Upon per-
forming a vessel safety and
fisheries inspection, the
two officers found the occu-
pants of the vessel to be in
possession of red snapper
during the closed season
and undersized red snap-
per. Four misdemeanor
citations were issued to the
occupants of the vessel for
the snapper violations and
one infraction citation was
issued for a safety equip-
ment violation. The eight
red snapper were seized.
In the early morning
hours of April 8, Officers
Don Walker and Travis
Huckeba executed a ves-
sel inspection on a ves-
sel returning from a night
of mullet fishing. Several
hours of patience paid off

for the officers as they found
the three fishermen in pos-
session of a gill/entangling
net and over 600 pounds
of mullet. The nets and fish
were seized and 12 mis-
demeanor citations were
issued to the fishermen.
On March 28, Officers
Babauta, Wilcox and Higman
worked a detail at the Goose
Pasture campground in ref-
erence to complaints involv-
ing driving under the influ-
ence, all-terrain vehicles
and reckless vessel oper-
ation. The officers in the
covert detail observed no
violations, but surveillance
will continue.
On March 30, respond-
ing to a reckless driving
complaint in the area of
Goose Pasture in Aucilla
Wildlife Management Area,
Officer Dale Wilcox arrest-
ed an individual who was
charged with driving under
the influence, driving with
an open container of alco-
holic beverage and driv-
ing with .a suspended or
revoked license. Charges
are pending on the two
juveniles accompanying the
adult driver.

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

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FISHING Kjd's Win From Page lB
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APRIL 11 & 12, 2008

Final Results:

Small Fry Division (3-10 Years Old): SNN

Catfish 1st Place @ 4.6 Ibs.

1st Place: Graham Finley & Turner Windham F l.
2nd Place: Austin Hansell hTMl, Chat
3rd Place: Ashley Hansell
4th Place: Katlin Erale
5th Place: Crystan Thomas & Tatem Hallman.
6th Place: Brantley Lake
7th Place: Joshua HagansAi
8th Place: Logan Jensen
9th Place: Bryant McKnight & Heather Brant & lewatr*'et Group LLC
Tyler Erale & Jonathon Vickers
10th Place: Hunter Baugh & Emily Balestracci So.

Flounder 1st Place @ 3.0 Ibs. N W

1st Place: Ace Cannon ...
2nd Place: Joshua Hagans & Grace Hall
3rd Place: Bryant Burroughs & Payton Rushing
4th Place: Jacob Renfro n e
5th Place: Maddlyn Gortermoler & Blake Singletary non .
6th Place: Evan Zacherl
7th Place: Austin NoblesT.
8th Place: Bryant McKnight
9th Place: Joey Newton
10th Place: Turner Seay

Ladyfish 1st Place @ 1.4 Ibs.

1st Place: Austin Hansell & Maryssa Haney
2nd Place: Ashley Hansell
brd Place: Alexander Price

!Spanish Mackerel 1st Place @ 3.3 Ibs.

S:1st Place: Austin Pitman
2nd Place: Austin Hansell
3rd Place: Mason Mombi
4th Place: Kristiana Arnold
5th Place: Tyler Monroe & Monica Collinsworth
.6 th Place: Levi Hanlon
7th Place: Haleigh McDaniel & Kerigan Pickett
8th Place: Dell Pickett & Monica Collinsworth
9th Place: Mary Claire Finley
10th Place: Jon Michael Rogers & Macy Woddard

Speckled Trout 1st Place @ 3.1 lbs.

1st Place: Etan Sander P,
2nd Place: Davis Pitz .-
3rd Place: Jared Graddy & Michael Freeman
4th Place: Jonathan Vickers
5th Place: Katie Acree & Haleigh McDaniel &
Tumer Windham
6th Place: Asutin Hansell & Jamison Janousek
7th Place: Ellie Jeter & Evan Zackerl &
Jared Graddy

Junior Division (11-16 Years Old):

Catfish 1st Place @ 4.5 lbs. ue SPONS

1st Place: Tayler Townsend Bewate
2nd Place: Damien Wallace
3rd Place: Tyler Crum
4th Place: Nick Renfro Port St.Jotir
5th Place: Chipper Gainnie
6th Place: Nicolas Sims & Maura Mahan .....
7th Place: Daniel Bingham

Flounder 1st Place @ 2.4 lbs. ,

1st Place: Nick Renfro I Boat Work -,':
2nd Place: Tessa Bradbury 31g Fish Co wash
3rd Place: Dallas Bird Marina Ma D May,
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Ladyfish 1st Place @ 0.8 ozs. .

1st Place: Amanda Rinn ';

Spanish Mackerel 1st Place @ 1.8 lbs. :;2 4. ,.< : '

1st Place: Carter Thacker
2nd Place: Sammy Buccieri
3rd Place: Christian Pierce & Gabriel Pierce
4th Place: Hayden Baugh
5th Place: Justin Martin

Speckled Trout 1st Place @ 3.1 lbs.

1st Place: Caroline Sparks .
2nd Place: Georgia Wilson
3rd Place: Amanda Rinn

Trophies were awarded for the first three places
(by heaviest fish weight).
Medal medallions were awarded to the first ten places.
"Any fish" caught was awarded a special KIDS WIN pin
(one per child).

Trophies, medallions, and pins (not already received) can
be picked up at the Port St. Joe Marina.....Seahorse Water

Photos by Tim Croft and Debbie Hooper


The Star, Port St. Joe, FL Thursday, April 17, 2008 11 B

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The Arts & Culture Calendar is a service of Gulf Alliance for Local Arts.
The mission of the Arts Alliance is to coordinate, encourage and promote the arts, as well as arts education in Franklin Gulf and east Bay counties.
To include your art & cultural happenings on our cultural calendar or for more information on Gulf Alliance for Local Arts call 227.4960 or log on to:

April, 2008
Writing Workshop, Saturday, May 3
Pottersville Press & The Gulf Coast
Writers Conference.present.the 2008 Spring
Word Fling. Energize your writing with
practical and inspirational workshops,
one-on-one attention, helpful critiques,
and insightful editing. Learn .a proven
pathway to publication. Read your work
and get valuable feed back. Be inspired
while learning craft, technique, and style.
Covers all types of Creative Writing:
Novels, Short Stories,Poetry,Screenplays,
Essays, Memoir. 9a.m. 4p.m. Gulf
Coast Community College Language
Arts Building. Info & registration: www.
Acrylic painting Workshop, Prickly
Pears, Wednesday, April 23rd
Create a painting of a larger than life
flower, Georgia O'Keefe style, or paint your
own garden scene. Cost for each workshop
is $40 per person. All supplies, includ-
ing 16 x 20 canvas, are provided. Light
refreshments included. Space is limited
so prepayment is required. Contact us
at 850-648-1115,
, or stop
by 101 S. 36th Street, Mexico Beach,
Florida 32456 to register. 6:00 10:00 PM
central. Questions for the artist? Contact
Heather Parker at 850-249-9295 or paint-
Call to artists
8th Annual Mexico Beach
Photography Contest
The Mexico Beach CDC, Inc. will
sponsor the 8th Annual Mexico Beach

Photography Contest. Submissions can
be sent to the CDC, April 1st through July
25th. Photographs must be taken within
the City Limits of Mexico Beach, FL. Check
out the Mexico Beach CDC website for full
details and application. You may view past
photos online, or just drop by the Visitors
Center. Questions may be directed to
1-888-723-2546 or 850-648-8196 locally.
Port St. Joe Salt Air Farmer's
Market, call to artists & musicians
April-Noverfiber. 1st & 3rd Saturday
of each month. Seeking high quality arti-
sans to set up, display and sell from 9
am Noon. Categories include: paint-'
ing, pottery/clay, photography, woven tex-
tiles, basketry, metal/stone, mixed media,
handmade/authentic jewelry, glass, wood
(carved, painted) and paper. Individual
booth space available as well as a GALA
sponsored booth for GALA members.
The Farmer's Market is also book-
ing musicians to perform from 10 a.m.
- Noon.
The SaltAir market serves as a com-
munity gathering space and cultural center
where attendees can enjoy arts, live music,
demonstrations and educational opportu-
nities while shopping for fresh, regionally
grown fruit, vegetables, herbs & plants,
locally harvested seafood, carefully crafted
artisan goods & more in Downtown Port
St. Joe.
Contact Amber Davis: 541.3981 or
Kim Harrison 227.4960.
Panhandle Players Present,
April 18 to April 19 8:00 PM 10:00

The Dixie Theatre.
"Second Time Around," by Henry
Denker, performed by Pandhandle Players
Community Theater. Senior citizens
Samuel Jonas and Laura Curtis, a wid-
ower and a widow, strike up a love affair.
When they announce plans to live together
without marrying their children hit the
roof even though they were never close
to their deceased parent and their own
marriages leave a lot to be desired. Is love
lovelier the second time around? A charm-
ing comedy!Tickets may be purchased by
calling 670.8261 or through Panhandle
Players Board members.
Music by the Pond, Wewahitchka
April 19, 2008 4:00 PM 6:00 PM
Music by the Pond! Come to a free
country music show. Bring a lawn chair
and have a great time, for a good cause.
Food, drinks, and snacks available. ALL
proceeds will go to disaster relief for
recent tornado victims in Tennessee. A
good will donation will be collected for
a full plate of country music with a side
order of Bluegrass ---at the pond behind
St. John's Church, (the one with the
red doors)! 4060 N Highway 71, just a
few miles north of the main intersection
in Wewahitchka.Sponsors are: St. John's
Church, St. John's Village and Vision
Bank. Need info? 850-899-5495
Panhandle Players Present,
April 20, 2008 3:00 PM 5:00 PM
Sunday afternoon at The Dixie Theatre.
"A Second Time Around" By Henry

Denker Tickets available by calling
(850)670-8261 or through Panhandle
Players board members.
Panhandle Players Present,
Port St. Joe
April 25 & 26. 8:00 PM 10:00 PM
Port St. Joe Elementary Little
Theater". Tickets: $12.00!
Second Time Around, by Henry
Denker, performed by Pandhandle Players
Community Theater. Senior citizens
Samuel Jonas and Laura Curtis, a wid-
ower and a widow, strike up a love affair.
When they announce plans to live together
without marrying their children hit the roof
even though' they were never close to their
deceased parent and their own marriages
leave a lot to be desired. Is love lovelier
the second time around? A charming com-
edyl Tickets may be purchased by calling
Gulf Alliance for Local Arts: 227.4960 or
Panhandle Players: 670.8261.
10th Historic Apalachicola
Antique & Classic Boat Show
April 26, 2008 Veterans Park,
Join us in beautiful historic down-
town Apalachicola for the 10th annual
Antique & Classic Boat Show. All types of
antique boats, classic examples of tradi-
tional vessels, work boats, fiberglass clas-
sics, antique outboard motors and antique
cars. There will also be a dinner and a
lecture at 6:00 p.m. Reservations for the
lecture are required. For more informa-
tion call (850) 653will also be a dinner
and a lecture at 6:00 p.m. Reservations for
the lecture are required. For more infor-
mation call (850) 653 -9419.

The 2008 Spring Word Fling with

Michael Lister and Lynn Wallace

An intensive practical
writing workshop
Saturday, May 3, 2008
- 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. CT
Gulf Coast Community
College Language Arts
Space is limited, so
sign up today!
-Energize your writing
with practical and inspira-
tional workshops, one-on-

one attention, helpful cri-
tiques, and insightful edit-
-Learn a proven path-
way to publication.
-Read your work and
get valuable feedback.
-Be inspired while
learning craft, .technique,
and style.
-Covers all types of cre-
ative writing: Novel, Short

Stories, Poetry, Screenplays,
Essays, Memoir

$25.00 All workshop
$40.00 All workshops
and professional critique
(Send 20 pages)
$20.00--Student Price

Gulf County Scholarship Trust Receives

Donation from Arizona Chemical

On March 26, Ray Ramsey presented a check in the amount of $250 on behalf of
Arizona Chemical Company to Duane McFarland, Port St. Joe High School principal and
Melissa Ramsey, president of the Gulf County Scholarship Trust. This donation will be
used, in part. by the trust to assist with scholarships for graduating Gulf County youth
and to fund educational endeavors. They are joined by members of the senior class.

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A & A HomeCare, Inc. is

Deficiency Free for 5 Years Running!

On Monday, March
31st, a Representative from
the Agency for Health Care
Administration arrived to
perform an unannounced
full survey auditing patient
charts, policy and proce-
dure manuals, employee
files, and riding along with
staff to the patient's homes
to observe care being pro-
vided. On Tuesday after-
noon, April 1st, the survey
concluded with no deficien-
cies being found. This is
the equivalent of a student
receiving a 100 A+ on an
exam, or a school receiving
an A on the FCAT. Most
agencies, when audited,
are found to have deficien-
cies or areas of concern
- that will require a plan of
correction to be instituted.
In addition, the Agency for
Health Care Administration
would be required to make
an additional unannounced
I- -"^wuMiia

visit to verify that the agen-
cy had made the correction.
A monetary fine could also
be levied if the deficiency
were severe enough. It is
rare that an agency has a
deficiency free survey with
the Agency for Healthcare's
first audit. Yet, A & A
HomeCare, Inc. has had a 1
time deficiency free survey
visit each time they have
been audited!
Other home health care
agencies may receive rat-
ings based upon statistical
reports that are comput-
er generated, but a defi-
ciency free survey is an
accomplishment that very
few agencies are able to
achieved Quality patient
care, highly trained staff,
consistent communication
between staff members and
the patient's physicians,
medical follow through,
and adhering to all federal

and state guidelines are the
reason that A & A has been
deficiency free with each
audit ever conducted.
A & A HomeCare pledg-
es to continue to provide
personalized and superior
medical care to its patients.
A & A is privately owned
and employs staff members
who live locally, have raised
their families here attend-
ing local churches and
schools. The staff are local
residents who take great
pride in caring for their
neighbors treating each
patient as if he or she were
a member of their own fam-
ily by making their health
our top priority.
A & A employees, along
with their families, will be
treated to a special appre-
ciation dinner for all their
hard work and dedication.

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