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May 29, 2008


County Revives


By Marie Logan
Star Staff Writer

During a lengthy,
sparsely-attended meeting
on Tuesday night the Board
of County Commissioners
again charged its attorney
with the drafting of an
ordinance limiting the
dumping of sludge in north
Gulf County.
In response to the
continued increase of
,sludge being land-applied
in two sites near Wetappo
Creek, the board passed a
unanimous motion to begin
advertising on the revised
sludge ordinance that was
drafted, then dropped, last
year.
Gulf County attorney
Tim McFarland told the
commissioners that he
had revised the ordinance,
re-wording it in order to
protect Wewahitchka and
Port St. Joe from what both
cities had, last year, deemed
extremely harsh penalties
pertaining to their sludge


disposal.
The county is trying
to reduce the number -
roughly 30 at press time
- of wastewater treatment
plants dumping sludge,
or the bio-solid residue
remaining after treatment,
in the county.
Both cities, which have
facilities among those more
than two dozen plants, had
protested that monetary
penalties in the original
ordinance were too steep.
In other county business
conducted on Tuesday:
The board voted 5-0
to fund the newly re-formed
Economic Development
Council (EDC) .with
$10,0.00.
According to Don Butler,
Gulf County administrator,
the money had previously
been factored into the budget
as a partial cushion against
property values dropping,
and could be used to help
fund the EDC.
Butler also reported
to the board that two


companies had responded
to the board's recent request
for proposals concerning
land for affordable housing.
Taunton Development
and White City Partners both
offered to sell the county
two lots, Butler said.
The board voted
unanimously to purchase
the two lots from White City
Partners at a cost of $29,500
each because those lots were
the low bid and they met
the criteria of being south
of Doc Whitfield (Howard
Creek) Road, Butler said.
The lots offered by
Taunton were in the city of
Wewahitchka at a price of
$30,000 each.
After .a lengthy
discussion about multiple
severed gas lines in St. Joe
Beach during the recent
water and sewer work in
the community, the board
agreed to have McFarland
draft an ordinance to control
the depth and location of all
future utility lines, including
water, sewer, gas, phone and


sludge

fiber optics, installed in the
county.
Commission chair
Billy Traylor then noted
that, according to a bulletin
he had received, St. Joe
Natural Gas had petitioned
the Florida Public Service
Commission (PSC) for an
approximately 39 percent
rate hike.
Traylor vehemently
objected to the increase
and .called. for a motion
authorizing the board to
send a letter of protest to the
PSC opposing the increase.
The motion passed
4-1, xnith conunissioner Bill
Williams voting no.
Williams said,I in
fairness, the board should
first allow representatives
from St. Joe Natullal Gas
to address the board and
present their reasons for
asking for such a rate
increase.
Commissioner
Carmen McLemore told
Mark Cothran. assistant
director of Gulf County


Ordinance


Mosquito Control, that he
was not happy with the
results of the mosquito
spraying program.
McLemore used charts
from Mosquito Control
detailing county spray
maps to tell Cothran that he
was not spraying enough.
McLemore said he could
not support the program at
its current budget.
"It's not working for
me," he told Cothran.
Mosquito Control's
budget increased from
approximately $124,000 in
2003-04 to approximately
'$413,000 in 2006-07,.
McLemore said the
majority of work logged
by Mosquito Control
during a week consisted
of larvaciding, surveillance
and maintenance.
"Has the law changed so
much in the last few years
that you can't just spray? Do
they need a license to count
mosquitoes?" McLemore
asked Cothran.
McLemore said he


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A member of the John C. Gainous VFW Post 10069 offers a salute during Monday's Memorial Day services at Beacon Hill Park.
The VFW Post placed American flags at area veterans' graves Monday morning and dedicated a memorial wreath to fallen veterans during the


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had been on the campaign
trail about three week,
and the only issue he had
heard about was mosquito
spraying.
"I've done everything
possible to help you," he told
Cothran. "It's not working.
I've got to have that spray."




Early Voting


Begins


Monday

By Tim Croft
Star News Editor

Early voting for the Port
St. Joe city commission
race for the Group 3 seat
begins on Monday, June 2.
Early voting will
continue through Saturday,
June 7.
Voters can cast their
ballots in advance of the
June 10 Election Day during
normal bfisiness hours,
9 a.m. until 5 p.m., at the
Supervisor of Elections
Office on 401 Long Avenue
in Port St. Joe.
There is no early voting
on Sunday or Monday, June
8-9, and all ballots must be
cast on Election Day at the
precinct, the Port St. Joe
Fire Station.
Voters need a picture ID
to cast their ballots.
Voters will be deciding
between John Reeves
and Lorinda Gingell, who
qualified for the run-
off earlier this month by
finishing first and second,
respectively, in a three-
candidate race to succeed
Benny Roberts, who decided.
not to seek re-election.
Earlier this month
Reeves collected 43 percent
of the votes cast while
Gingell garnered 32 percent,
with Keith Jones finishing
third with 25 percent.
Since no candidate
garnered 50 percent plus
one of the vote a runoff was
mandated by city charter.


Bidwell Runs for Superintendent


Jay Bidwell has
announcedhiscandidacyfor
GulfCounty Superintendent
of Schools. Bidwell, a
lifelong resident of Gulf
County, is the son of retired
Gulf County educators
David and Betty Bidwell
of Wewahitchka. His wife,
April, is a fifth grade teacher
at Wewahitchka Elementary
School. April and Jay have

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Jay Bidwell


three sons, Andrew, Jakob
and Jonah, who all attend
area schools.
After graduating from
Wewahitchka High in
1984, Bidwell attended
Gulf Coast Community
College, receiving an
Associate's degree in 1986.
He then transferred to the
University of West Florida
in Pensacola, earning his
Bachelor's Degree in 1989.
In 2006, Jay returned
to graduate school at
West Florida, finishing
his Master's Degree in
Educational Leadership in
2007.
For the past eighteen
years, Bidwell has been a
teacher at Wewahitchka
High. During that time he
has taught a number of
subjects, includingSpanish,
English, Mathematics and
Social Studies. He also
taught a variety of classes
at the middle school level.


His peers voted Jay the
Wewahitchka High Teacher
of the Year for the 2006-07
school year.
In addition to teaching,
Bidwell has been the cross-
country and track coach
at Wewahitchka High for
many of the past sixteen
years. His teams have won
numerous district titles and
in 1995, his cross-country
team won the Florida
2A State Championship.
Bidwell has been named
both the Florida 2A Cross-
Country Coach of the Year
and the All Big Bend Cross-
Country Coach of the Year.
Both Jay and April
are active in the Upward
Basketball program,
serving as referees and
coaches. A current member
of the School Advisory
Council at Wewahitchka
High, Bidwell participates

(See BIDWELL on Page 8A)


"Roadeo" Winner Advances to Nationals


By Despina Williams
Star Staff Writer

When Raymond "Elmo"
Aylmer rolled into the
Florida Paratransit Roadeo


last month, his competition
uttered a collective moan.
With two first place, two
second place and two third
place finishes under his
belt, the 11-year employee


Lisa Spikes, the vice chairman of Gulf County's
Transportation Disadvantaged Local Coordinating Board,
presents Gulf Transportation driver Raymond "Elmo" Aylmer
with an award honoring his first place finish at the Florida
Paratransit Roadeo.


of Gulf Transportation
cast a tall shadow over the
competition.
"Because I've won it
so many times through the
years, they're always looking
at me like, 'He's the one we
have to beat,'" said Aylmer,
who was safely ensconced
in his office last week, his
first place certificate resting
on his desk.
This year marked
Aylmer's tenth time
participating in the state
Roadeo, held April 11-12
in Tallahassee.
The competition, open
to all Florida drivers of
paratransit vehicles, is
sponsored by the Gulf
County Transportation
Disadvantaged Board and
the Apalachee Regional
Planning Council.
The Roadeo consists
of two divisions, van and

(See ROADEO on Page 8A)


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Water and Winds Affect Hurricane Evacuation


By Marie Logan
Star Staff Writer '

On August 29, 2005, a
cataclysmic natural event
changed forever the way
the United States viewed
storms. Hurricane Katrina
slammed into the western
Gulf Coast, showing
precisely what winds, and
especially storm surge,
can do to man-made
structures.
Gulf County residents
were already familiar with
some of those lessons,
learning from teachers like
Dennis, Ivan, Earl, Opal
and Elena.
In its early formation,
Katrina was forecasted
to hit Apalachicola, but
veered westward, leaving
the eastern Panhandle
trembling with relief.
This region, specifically
Gulf and Franklin
Counties, is overdue for a
direct hit from a hurricane.
Since Gulf County has
some unique evacuation


A

Why Storm
Pretend that the water
in the Gulf could be shaped
like giant ice cubes.
Make a cube of water
three feet tall, three feet
-wide, and three feet thick.
Since water weighs almost
1,700 pounds per cubic
yard, that's what your cube
weighs.
Now, start stacking
cubes of water until they
are 20 feet high. Twenty
feet is the,lower average for
a Category 5 storm surge.
Now, add to your 20 foot
stack of cubes lengthwise,
making a row of 20 foot high
cubes about 100 miles long,
or roughly from Port St. Joe
to Tallahassee or to Fort
Walton.


challenges, everyone should
know what to expect, and
prepare accordingly.

What If A "Katrina"
Hits Here?

Using the Gulf County
Emergency Management
Office's (EMO) updated
evacuation zone maps,
hurricane surge zone
maps, and reference
points from the Saffir-
Simpson Hurricane Scale,
here's what could happen
in terms of flooding and
storm surge in south Gulf
County when a super storm
(Category 5) hits.
Assuming a direct hit
anywhere from Mexico
Beach to Apalachicola,
damage would depend
significantly on whether
or not Gulf and Franklin
Counties were on the right
front or left front quadrant
of the landfalling hurricane.
Statistics show that ignore
damage is inflicted in the
right front quadrant of the


Weighty Issue

i Surge Is So D
Then, start stacking
row after row of these water
cubes, all 20 feet high,. all
100 miles long. Tum them
back into plain water, and
start them moving from the.
Gulf to land.
Add a wind blowing
all these rows of cubes
landward faster than 155
miles per hour. That's
about the speed of a slow
qualifying day on most
NASCAR tracks.
Then add breaking
waves on top of the 20-
foot high rows, with the
rows moving like a field of
NASCAR drivers, one right
behind the next, heading
toward shore and all the
houses in their way. Each


approaching storm because
this section of a hurricane
combines the storm's
strongest winds with the
force of the hurricane's
forward motion.
For comparison,
Hurricane Ivan (2004) at
that time, one of the most
powerful hurricanes on
record made landfall as a
high Category 3 storm, just
under a Category 4.
Although the eye of
Ivan came ashore west of
Pensacola, the city caught
the full force of the storm
because it was struck by
the storm's right front
quadrant. Hurricane force
winds from Ivan reached
150 miles inland.,
Any areas around
water, property close to
the Intracoastal Waterway,
any of the rivers, Lake
Wimico, Wetappo Creek, '
other smaller creeks, and
drainage canal systems in
Mexico Beach and St. Joe
Beach are open to massive
flooding.




destructivee
row of waves hits the
buildings on shore, like
drivers slamming into the
retaining wall at Daytona.
Only these "cars" are stacks
of 20-foot high "cubes,"
EACH weighing nearly
1,700 pounds!
This battering continues
relentlessly for eight to
fourteen hours, generally
the length of time it takes a
hurricane to clear its point of
landfall, both front and back
of the eye.
This is why whole
forests are reduced to
matchsticks, concrete is
broken and tossed, buildings
disappear, and erosion is so
extensive.


The depth of inland
penetration by storm
surge varies, depending oh
topography. In south Gulf
County the landscape is
flat, only a few feet above
sea level, allowing storm
surge to run inland as far
as two miles. Storm surge


creates steady flooding,
and can wreck homes, pull
boats and cars inland or
out to sea.
Hurricane Dennis gave
both Gulf and Franklin
Counties a first-hand look
at an 8-12 foot storm surge
on the Cape, St. Joseph


Peninsula, Indian Pass,
Apalachicola, Eastpoint
and St. George Island. And
that storm did not even
come into the area.
Any building located
within 1,500 feet of any
(See HURRICANE on Page 1 OA)


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Myths and Methods


of Mos

By Marie Logan
Star Staff Writer

Just as it takes a village
to raise a child, it takes an
arsenal to battle mosqui-
tjes.:
Along with spraying
from a truck, which is all
most people equate
with mosquito con-
trol, there are oth-
er weapons in the
battle that can be
used by both cer-
tified employees
and the general
public.
But besides -
force-feeding a
chemical cocktail
to the little blood-
suckers, what else
can people do to
reduce the num-
b t of skeeters?

Highest and
Buqt Use

The best way .to
control mosquitoes, ac-
cording to every source
of information, is through
larval source reduction.
In other words, get the
little critters before they be-
come adult skeeters, It is
less costly and more effec-
tive to find and kill the lar-
vae before they mature and
fly away looking for blood.
Habitat modification -
a fancy way of describing
cleaning up breeding sites
- goes hand in ,glove with
larval source reduction.
This is where the com-
munity comes in, big time.
Simple things like
cleaning weeds from ditch-
es to allow water to flow
naturally, emptying rain-
filled containers, or restor-
ing a degraded marsh help
immensely.
One thing all mosqui-
toes have in common is
that they all need stagnant
ater for development.
Since they breed in
standing water, eliminating
sources of stagnant water
on property immediately
reduces the skeeter prob-
lem.
In the summer, the en-
tire life cycle of a mosquito,
from egg to adult, may be
completed in a week. or
less, so even small contain-
ers, cinder blocks, flower
pot saucers, or forks of
trees can provide a habitat
for mosquito development
If they remain filled with
water for more than a few
days.
Rain gutters, stacks
of old tires, stagnant fish
ponds, open trash recep-
tacles, tarp-covered ..
wood piles, tarps
covering boats
and swim-
ming pools
that hold
stagnant
water
are also
breed-
i n g
sites.
An
often-
unrec-
ognized
breeding
site is the
giant tires
hunters use
on their trucks
during hunting
season.
If those tires are
propped against an outdoor
shed after hunting season
is over, they are probably
filled with stagnant water
and breeding skeeters.
SHowever, even if you
clean up your property,
if your neighbor does not
clean up his, or if you live


near wetlands, you will still
have skeeter problems.
Keep in mind that mos-
quitoes can migrate up to
5 0


ty


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miles from where they de-
velop, meaning successful
control of mosquito larvae
on your own property may
not result in reduced mos-,
quito numbers or biting
activity. Mosquito control
is truly a communal and
county-wide effort.
When habitat modifica-
tion is not possible, mos-
quito control departments
have four alternatives to
control mosquito larvae:
use mosquito-eating fish
(Gambusia affinis), apply
microbial insecticides, ap-
ply an insect growth-regu-
lating hormone, or 'apply
larvacidal oil.

Not Like the Old Days

Gulf County's Mosqui-
to Control program uses
larvacide as its first line of
defense, as do most mos-
quito control programs
nationwide, along with
Gambusia fish wherever
possible, plus the applica-
tion of chemicals.
Since the passage of
the United States' Environ-
mental Protection Act (EPA)
in 1969, the costs and com-
plexity of mosquito control
havd increased dramati-
cally..
Gone are the days of
malathion mixed with die-
sel fuel and indiscriminant
spraying by every Tom,
Dick and Harry.
Increased government


regu lation,
rising costs of ingredients,
plus the growing resistance
of many mosquitoes to ex-
isting pesticides has drasti-
cally changed or eliminated
the use of chemical control
agents.


controll

Ultra-low volume (ULV)
spray is the general tech-
nique currently used to
control adult mosquitoes.
A small quantity of
pesticide is atomized into
micron-size particles and!
sprayed in a fog that drifts
into sites where adult skee-
ters hide.
This comes'
from the mosquito.
spray trucks that
people like to see
driving through
their neighbor-
hoods.
Gulf County
uses permith-
rin, a syn-
thetic form of
pyrethrum,
for adult mos-
/ quito spraying ;
/. according to
/ Mark Cothrani
assistant di-
,' rector of Gulf
County Mosqui-i
to Control.
Pyrethrum is A
naturally occurring
substance' harvested!
from two species of Old
World chrysanthemums,i
also known as pyrethrum
flowers.
But, as was noted in
recent' county commis-:
sion meetings, spraying
with chemicals can harni
beneficial insects such as'
bees. This presents a ma-
jor problem in north Gulf
County, where numerous
apiaries are located andc
the county's world-famous!
Tupelo honey industry is'
centered.
Besides, while spray-
ing insecticides outdoors
(like from a spray truck)i
can temporarily reduce thej
adult mosquito popula[ion.
the spraying has no lasting
effect.

What to Do?

So, what are people
and municipalities and
county governments to do?
The first step is to ac-
knowledge,.. that alterna-
tive methods of mosquito
control, some of which are
listed below, can help when
used in conjunction with a
chemical program.
The second step is to
educate everyone resi-
dents, tourists and officials
alike.
Gulf County Mosquito
Control has already been
proactive in developing and
delivering programs and lit-
erature for the community.
The third step is to
galvanize the entire popula-
tion of the county from
school children and
the elderly to new-
comers and visi-
tors and get
them solidly
behind the
alternative
meth -
ods of
the pro-
gram.

fourth
step is
to make
w Sure ev-
eryone
does his or
her part re-
a ligiously.
Mosquito
Fish (Gambusia
affinis)
Individuals of this
species of fish can eat 100
to 500 mosquito larvae per
day. They live two to three
years, are live-bearing,
and produce three to four
broods per year.
Gambusia, which are

(See MOSQUITO on Page 6A)


IRecause of his EXPERIENCE

and LEADERSHIP, I believe

JOHN REEVES will make the

best City Commissioner for the

Citizens of Port St. Joe.

I encourage those voters who

supported me to vote for John on

June 10, 2008.

Keith (Duke) Jones



Dear Voters,



You can make a difference

on June 10th, 2008!


I have lived here in Port St. Joe for over 29

years. Together we have seen the good times

and the bad times. I have served our commu-

nity with passion during these times.


I know your children and grandchildren.

We have watched each of them play on our

ballfields, learn to ride their bicycles on our

streets, then go off to college and return

home. With your help on June 10th, I prom-

ise to protect our hometown values. I will

work hard to ensure we work with all agen-

cies to bring good paying jobs back to our

town, continue the effort to lower your tax bill

while improving city services and to manage

growth.


TOGETHER, WE CAN MAKE


PORT ST. JOE


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Economics of the Matter


The recent discussion among local govern-
ments and the newly-reconstituted Economic
Development Council captured one of the fun-
damental disconnects of the current landscape
that between public and private.
If, as Tom Graney of the EDC stated, the
goal is a thriving public/private partnership,
that gap must be bridged.
Firstly, local elected officials, particularly
county commissioners, have long treated the
EDC varyingly as a part-time hobby to petty
nuisance.
There has been no long-term vision, reflect-
ed in the dollars that have been devoted to the
effort and the general lack of two-way construc-
tive communication. Only when it has been
time to kick a political football has the EDC
even been on the radar.
But to what extent the government should
be involved in the effort is another valid ques-
tion, one Graney illuminated in his statements
that it was time for business owners in the
county to take some ownership of growing the
county economically.
For too many business owners the EDC has
been an afterthought, almost abstract unless
working in close connection with the organiza-
tion through its various executive directors and
missions.
The economic climate is not going to
improve until locals businesses who, among
other things want locals to shop locals, take on
some of the responsibility to bring some sun-
shine through the dark clouds.
There are several steps each group must
take to forge a genuine partnership that aims
to bring about bolstering existing businesses
while making the county more attractive to new
businesses.
Firstly, the EDC must start from scratch.
Learn to crawl as the organization has under
other directorships, but with a clear long-term
mission and as little dictation from the public
sector as possible.
Government should be a cheerleader, a
facilitator, where possible, but independence
for the EDC will come only from the ability to
stand on its own.
Secure non-profit status, seek grants,
secure buy-in from the private sector. When
funds suffice and the mission is clear, identify
and hire an executive director.
Only when there is a viable product should
taxpayers be asked to foot much of the bill
beyond seed money.
Regardless of what the budget for the EDC
has been over the years, taxpayers have not
always seen their money's worth and that has
been primarily due to government interfer-
ence.
And as long as the county is providing the


funding, the EDC will be anchored by the yoke
of five often times competing agendas. History
demonstrates that lesson.
So, the less government, the better.
Secondly, the government, particularly the
county, must lighten the tax burden for every-
body, including businesses.
If the mission is to assist existing business-
es and to lure new businesses, this is where the
EDC could show both its independence and
determination to grow the county economically,
providing the product taxpayers can wrap their
hands around.
Not with tax abatements or tax incentives
to lure new businesses, which are patently
unfair to existing business owners.
Instead, the county tax base receive some
relief.
Ask any of the many outside consultants
who have recently examined Gulf County up
close the rise of county spending this decade
which has led to a roughly 140 percent increase
in the budget has been a drag on all busi-
nesses save government business, which is no
substitute for economic development.
Forget the consultants, ask the small busi-
nesses along Reid Avenue in Port St. Joe or
Hwy. 71 and Hwy. 22 in Wewahitchka and
points in between and query them about the
impact on the bottom line and the ability to
keep the doors open that the county's gorging
on back-door increases this decade has had.
And, as a final exhibit, there is a reason
that the grassroots effort a couple of years,ago
to bring about reduced taxes in the county was
propelled in large measure by folks in the busi-
ness sector they understood more than most
the kind of anchor on the economy that annual
tax increases in the double digits, percentage-
wise, can have.
When the county gets serious about tax
relief, about dialing back the gorging of the first
half of this decade, when taxing levels match
service levels, then this public/private partner-
ship has a chance.
It is a continually fascinating phenomenon
that while the county is represented by several
Individuals who strongly identify themselves as
conservatives, there has been nothing conser-
vative about the way government and spending
have grown on their watch.
This is the public/private partnership that
must happen for the short-term success of the
EDC before the long-term is even visible in the
windshield.
That's the money the EDC can request
from the county and other local governments:
the bulk of the tax dollars that have been
plucked from the pockets of business owners
this decade.


As the
years pile up
and I creep
toward my sev-
enth decade
^ on this earth,
I find myself
with this huge
mound of
advice that
no one seems
Interested in.
Of course,
Ron Isbell I tend to try to
share it with
General Manager, my children,
Star Publications and what
twenty-some-
thing wants to
listen to his/her parents?
But I somehow feel my life
will have had more purpose if I
have learned some of the lessons
we're supposed to have learned
and can share that with those
who have just completed their'
education and are now starting'
to learn. In short, Gulf County's
Classes of 2008, school's over.
Learning starts now.
Please take a little advice
from someone with a lot of great
memories from things done right
and some regrets for things not
done at all. You'll notice I didn't
say "things done wrong". This is
life...we all make mistakes. They
are simply that: mistakes--neither
right or wrong. I have no regrets
for mistakes. And that, people, is
my first admonition.
Here's my list, as of May 26,
2008. It's sort of my version of a
commencement address. It's in
no particular order, as is life. It is
also far from complete.
I hope all of you have given
some thought to this same thing
before it's too late to do anything
about it. I'd like it if you'd share
your list with the rest of us.
Eat less. Taste more.
Climb more mountains.
Drive a red sports car.
Appreciate kudzu.
Start a fire in someone's
soul.
Learn how to choose a good
melon.
Change your own flat tire.
Create something. Anything.
Learn a foreign language.
Sail a boat.
Take pictures. Lots of them.
Dance.
Watch a sunset. Repeat,
Repeat. Repeat......


Taste raindrops.
Eat a brussell sprout. One is
enough.
Vote.
Go fishing without bait.
Spend more time. Less
money.
sGet lost.
Sleep in a tent.
Write a poem.
Hold a newborn child.
Cry, but just a little.
See a Broadway play, even if
it's off-Broadway.
Smell a mum. Everybody
smells roses.
Learn to play golf. Then actu-
ally play only if you enjoy it.
Swim in an ocean and walk
in a desert in the same year.
Make friends everywhere you
go.
Go everywhere with friends.
Don't work at a job you don't
like. Work hard at a job you do.
Love your parents for who
they are. Appreciate them for who
you are.
Hear music when there isn't
any.
Love someone more than
yourself.
Know the virtue of being
alone. Never know the pain of
being lonely.
Know the difference.
Appreciate art for what it is.
Don't try to make it something
else.
Start saving for retirement
before you get your first job. Just
like your funeral, it's inevitable.
Avoid the seven deadly sins.
They're aptly named.
Paddle in a lake.
Make a friend in someone of
a different culture.
Read Huck Finn.
Spend a St. Patrick's Day
evening in a real Irish pub.
Be a part of a revolution, but
do it peacefully.
Find a way for others to be
right when they disagree with
you.
Learn the difference between
flowers and weeds before you
tend a garden.
Milk a cow.
Visit New York City. Like
brussell sprouts, once is prob-
ably enough.
Read enough to have a favor-
ite author.
Make a list like this, then
share it.


It Wasn't Even My Class!


The first graduation I ever
attended was because my older
brother was in it. I don't think I
volunteered to go. After I realized
you had to sit there and listen
to people do nothing but talk I
kicked myself for such a stupid
mistake. I should have phoned
in sick!
I don't remember one thing
that was said. The chair was
hard. I couldn't see much because
the lady in front of me had one of
those "built-up" hair dos. Mother,
was sitting between me and David
so I couldn't give him a few licks
to break the monotony. And get
this, after: they had talked for
what seemed like about seven
hours, they then called out every
senior's name and had them
march across the stage in those
funny gowns and caps.
I figured this graduation thing
was mostly for those who were
graduating.
Mother cried a little when
Leon shook Mr. Warren's hand
and headed back toward his seat.
Dad just sat there and stared
straight ahead. If he was feeling
anything you sure couldn't tell it.
I didn't shed no tears. I was just
hoping they'd get down to Mike
Vaughn and Ann Wilkinson and
bring this marathon to an end. I.
had to go to the bathroom.
I didn't know these people


anyway. I was finish-
ing up the seventh grade
and thankfully you didn't
"graduate" in junior high.
We figured getting out of
school for the summer was
reward enough. If Leon
didn't hang out with them
or if they didn't go to the
Baptist Church, they were
foreigners to me.
I quit drawing mous-
taches on the featured pic-
tures in the program and
glanced up at the stage. I did actu-
ally know a few of them. Larry
Byrd moved in just a couple of
years earlier. He fit right in with
Leon's group. He was better look-
ing than most, had a great flat top
and he was a good football player.
He and Tommy Thompson tied
for the best smile in the class. I
remember Tommy could throw a
baseball harder and further than
anyone I had ever seen. He lived
with his grandmother over by
Bethel College.
Morris Beadles' daddyworked
up town. Morris wore his hair
slicked back and I often wished
my parents would let me grow my
hair out like that. Barbara Booth
was Bo's older sister. I'd see her
all the time when I went over to
play with Bo. She was quiet and I
reckon had too much going on to
spend any time with us.


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They. would hold those
"Golden Glove" boxing matches at
Kenny Bouldin's house. They had
a little ring marked off upstairs.
I was way too young to box but I
remember Leon was pretty good.
I reckon he ought to have been.
He practiced on me and David
Mark everyday!
Judy Abernathy's daddy
owned the hardware store. She
and Mary Lois Basford spent a
lot of time in the summer at
the swimming pool. They drank
cokes and munched on Zag Nuts
while they worked on their tans.
Karen Webb lived just down the
road from us. I thought she was
so pretty. And her older brother
was a riot.
I actually leaned forward in
my seat. I knew more of these
folks than I realized!
Larry Black was big in the


FFA. He could grow off
those blue ribbon calves.
Patti Houston's dad ran
the store where we bought
our baseball cards. She
would look over your
shoulder as you opened
your pack to see if you
got Mickey Mantle or Ted
Williams. I saw my first
television show (I've' Got
A Secret) down at Richard
Gregg's house. Emily
Field had a brother that
brilliant. The first pitcher I
1 in Little League was Dennis
man. The only guys in the
d that could throw harder
him were Bob Feller and
my Thompson. I stood in
batters box and didn't have
dance. I thought my heart was
g to pound itself right out of
hest!
I was looking for the back of
ie Burns' head. I was craning
reck now, trying to see around
s Hair Do of the Evening". Of
entire class Jackie was the,
who spent the most time with
He was always at our house.
when Leon wouldn't want
to tag along, Jackie would
"Aw, let him come, we're not
g anything anyway." I tell you,
e were magic words to a little
her that wanted so much to
ke the "big" guys. To this day I


still thank God for Jackie Burns.
Marilyn Lewis was the funni-
est girl in this class. She brought
joy and sunshine like the clouds
bring rain. Tom Poston could
out run a late freight. And he
could catch any football that got
near him. Bobby C. Melton was
another great football player. His
little brother was in our class. I
remember mostly that Bobby C.
was soft spoken and he always
had something nice to say to me.
Daveeda Blumenthal had the
best name in the class. Tommy
Fields bought me a milkshake
once after a ball game. Doug
Hickman helped me with an
English report. And I wish I had a
nickel for.every baseball, football
and/or basketball game I played
down in Paul David Campbell's
back yard.
I dreamed of going on a date
with Judy Seratte. Of course, I'd
never tell anybody that! Butch
Dickson was the Fonzie of his day.
Joe Sasser's older sister, Annette,
was a part of this class. Barbara
Enoch was always so polite to me.
And I kept thinking Nicky Joe
ought to be here...
I forgot about the hard chair
and the insufferable heat. I knew
these guys! So many of them had
impacted my young life! They
might have been five years older
but that didn't matter. And none
of them were thinking about me
on this night. That didn't matter.
We had "shared time" together. We
were forever linked. And, forty-
eight years later, the memories
are still vivid, the helping hand so
many gave me still appreciated,
the good vibes still linger..
That night changed the way
I've attended graduations forever.

Most Respectfully,

Leon's Little Brother


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Memorial Day
Triibute from a
Marine Mom

At 2 a.m., my cell phone
rang. The voice on the
phone said, "We just landed
and I should be at the base
in two hours." The news
my family had waited seven
months to hear had finally
come. Our Marine was back
on U.S. soil, having landed
at the Marine Corps Air
Base at Cherry Point, North
Carolina. After checking
weapons there, buses
would bring the Marines


to Camp LeJeune, a 45-
minute drive, to meet their
anxiously awaiting families.
Our Marine had spent
seven months as a weapons
platoon commander in the
Anbar Province of Iraq.
About 4 a.m., the buses
arrived to "welcome home"
signs, cameras flashing
and smiling faces of moms,
dads, wives, sisters,
brothers, children and
friends. Seeing his face for
the first time since October
was an indescribable joy!
I thanked God for keeping
our Marine safe through
two deployments in the


Anbar Province of Iraq.
That same week in
April, another Marine
arrived at his home in
Wisconsin. Lapce Corporal
Dean Opicka, was escorted
off the arriving plane by
Marine honor guards in a
flag draped coffin. LCpl
Opicka had made the
ultimate sacrifice for our
nation's freedom. Instead
of a welcoming hug,
his parents received a
folded American flag and
appreciation from a grateful
nation. At his burial service,
Dean's younger brother,
Darren, also a Marine, who


has served two combat
missions to Iraq, stated that
he and his brother were
both proud to be brothers
and to serve in the United
States Marine Corps, "to
serve the great nation,
to serve an outstanding
tradition and freedom...
Dean's passion and what
he believed in led him to
the greatest sacrifice for
freedom---his life, which he
gave honorably." (Quoted
from Greenbaygazette.com,
by Andy Nelesen, April 30,
2008).
As Memorial Day
approaches, and families
celebrate the holiday with
cookouts, parties, picnics
and fun activities, may
we take a few moments
to remember those, like
LCpl. Dean Opicka, who
throughout our 232-year
history have given their
lives in war to secure the
freedoms we enjoy today.


Tradition l
observances of the holiday
have diminished over the
last fifty years following
the end of World War II.
Memorial Day parades and
services in cities across
our nation have steadily
decreased in numbers.
Fewer families seem to be
affected by war today than
in the early 1900's when 18
and 19 year-old young men
were signing up to fight for
the freedom of our nation.
The entire country was
affected and it seemed like
everybody knew a soldier
who died while serving his
country.
Thankfully, in the
current war on terror,
fewer casualties are
experienced because of
improved military weapons
and different strategies of
war. Currently, 4,077 of
our service members have
made the ultimate sacrifice


in Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Every life given in the
pursuit of defending our
liberties deserves tribute
from those who live to enjoy
it. Americans should never
forget the sacrifices made
by brave men and women
who died while serving in
war.
This Memorial Day,
take time to thank a
veteran, current military
personnel, and military
family members. Fly the
American Flag proudly.
Pray for our nation's
political leaders and troops
serving to defend our
freedom. Make a pledge
to uphold the freedoms
granted in our Constitution
and find ways to improve
life in local communities.
May the sacrifice of our
military never be forgotten.

Susan McConnell
Mother of a Marine


Boyd Leads Charge for Fully Funded GI Bill

Supplemental bill also includes requirement for Iraq to pay greater share of war costs


Congressman Allen
Boyd I1D-North Florida),
a Vietnam veteran
and a member of the
Defense and Military
Construction-Veterans
Affairs Subcommittees of
the House Appropriations
Committee, today hailed the
passage of an emergency
supplemental bill in the
House of Representatives
that includes an expanded
GI Bill that is fully paid
for as well as the principle
advocated by Congressman
Boyd requiring Iraq to pay a
greater share of war costs.
The GI Bill would.
restore the promise of


a full, four-year college
education for our veterans
and make the veterans of
Iraq and Afghanistan part
of American economic
recovery efforts, just as the
veterans of World War II
were. Congressman Boyd
and the Blue Dog Coalition
led the charge in the House
of Representatives to
require that the GI Bill be
fully funded and paid for
upfront so that there is no
chance that these important
education benefits for our
veterans will be cut due to
budgetary constraints in
the future.
"I have long supported


enacting a new GI Bill for
the 21st Century, and I am so
proud that this GI Bill will
truly strengthen benefits
for our men and women
in uniform and do so in
a responsible way," said
Congressman Boyd. "By
fully funding the GI Bill for
10 years, instead of passing
a partially funded program,
the Blue Dogs and I have
made this legislation better
for our veterans and better
for the American people."
Boyd continued, "I
am a firm believer that
if a policy is important
enough to be a priority for
our country-and the GI


Bill is-then it should be
'important enough to pay
for. Borrowing trillions
of dollars from foreign
countries like China to
pay for our priorities is
neither responsible nor
conservative. Today's
GI Bill does right by our
veterans, and I encourage
the Senate to follow the
House's lead' and show
their commitment to our
veterans and to fiscal
responsibility."
The emergency
supplemental also adopts
the principle pushed
by Congressman Boyd
to require the Iraqi


government to pay a greater
share of war costs. Under
the supplemental bill, the
Iraqi government would be
expected to match dollar-
for-dollar the funding for the
training of the Iraq Security
Forces and reconstruction
infrastructure.
"While we may not
be able to change our
policy in Iraq under the
current Administration,
I see no reason why our
government cannot expect
the Iraqis to foot more of
the bill for the training
of their troops and for
reconstruction and security
costs," Boyd stated. "With


an expected budget surplus
this year of $12 billion and
an estimated $56 billion
from oil revenues alone,
the Iraqi government has
the means to step up and
pay for some of its security
,and reconstruction 'costs,
and I am pleased that
this supplemental bill'
recognizes the need for the
Iraqi government to invest
in its own future."
The Senate will now
consider the emergency
supplemental bill, after
which both chambers will
work together toward a.
conference report.


Nelson, Boyd Decry Extension of Minimum Water Flows from Lake Lanier


U.S. Senator Bill
Nelson (D-Florida) and
U.S. Congressman Allen
Boyd (D-North Florida)
today decried the U.S.
Army Corps of Engineers'
decision to extend water
flow reductions from 750
cubic feet per second
(cfs) to 650 cfs from Lake
Lanier Ibeyond April 30
through May 31, 2008.
The Corps' approval of the
Georgia Environmental
Protection Division's (EPD)
irresponsible request
comes as the state of
Georgia continues to allow


lax water restrictions in
metropolitan Atlanta with
little to no thought of its
downstream neighbors.
In February, Georgia
requested that the Corps
reduce the releases from
Lake Lanier to meet water
quality requirements
below the point of Atlanta's
waste water discharges to
the Chattahoochee River.
Georgia asked the Corps to
reduce water releases from
750 cfs to 550 cfs through
April 30. The Corps
approved a reduction to
650 cfs until April 30. On


April 25, Georgia requested
that the Corps extend the
reduction through the end
of May.
"It's time to stop
punishing Florida for
Georgia's failure to conserve
water," said Senator Nelson.
"Instead of turning a blind
eye to irresponsible water
use, the Corps needs step
up to the plate and develop
a comprehensive plan that
promotes conservation
measures."
"The Corps' decision
to permit reduced water
flows from Lake Lanier


Boyd Celebrates Marianna Vets


This week,
Congress man Allen Boyd
(D-North Florida), a veteran
of Vietnam, celebrated
the impending opening of
the new veterans' clinic
in Marianna, Florida, at
a dedication and ribbon
cutting ceremony. The
new community-based
outpatient: clinic (CBOC)
in Jacksion County will
begin taking applications
and scheduling patients
for future appointments
beginning June 5 and will
open for full services mid-
June.
In January, the VA
announced that the location
for the CBOC in Jackson
County would be at a
former medical practice
office building located at


4970 Highway 90, just
east of the State Road 71
intersection.
"I am proud of this new
veterans' clinic, but more
than that, I am proud of
the veterans it will serve,"
said Congressman Boyd.
"Our veterans deserve the
best care we can provide,
as close to them as we can
provide it. With over 75,000
veterans in North Florida,
this new veterans' clinic
really is an extraordinary
victory for our veterans."
Veterans who have
not previously enrolled
for care in VA will be seen
first. Patients currently
being seen by a VA provider
who wish to transfer their
care to the Marianna CBOC
are asked to continue to


see their current provider.
These veterans will be
added to a waiting list
and will be worked in for
appointments after the
newly enrolled veterans are
seen.
The clinic will be a
primary care facility that
also can provide mental
healthservices, treatchronic
diseases, and perform
wellness screenings. The
VA anticipates that about
4,000 veterans, both new
and existing, will be served


for months on end during
spawning season is neither
termporarynor responsible,"
said Congressman Boyd.
"In recent months, the
Apalachicola River and
the Apalachicola Bay have
suffered considerably under
the Corps' Extraordinary
Drought Operations plan,
and additional, reduced
water flows will further
exacerbate the situation.
The .Corps has said that
these reduced flows
will have 'no long term
significant environmental
impacts,' but the Corps


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failed to analyze the effects
on downstream reservoirs
or endangered species in
the Apalachicola River."
Wildlife and fish
spawning is currently
underway on the
Apalachicola River. Gulf
sturgeon require a stable
flow to ensure spawning
success. Operations that
rapidly reduce flows over
spawning grounds during
the spawn strand eggs
and kill larval fish, critical
to the ecosystem of the
Apalachicola River.
"Instead of these


Clinic Opening in A
the Marianna CBOC. to the men and women who
Since 2004, have served and defended
ngressman Boyd has our country," Boyd stated.
en working with the "This new veterans' clinic in
* to move forward with Marianna will ensure that
e plans for a CBOC in North Florida's deserving
ckson County. In 2006, veterans have convenient
)ngressman Boyd brought access to proper medical
rmer VA Under Secretary care, and the opening of
Health, Dr. Jonathan B. the clinic in mid June will
rlin, to Marianna so that be an exciting day for our
could meet with local veterans."
icials and talk about, The Jackson County
ans for the CBOC in CBOC was included in
ckson County. the VA Capital Asset
"We have an obligation Realignment for Enhanced


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'interim' plans, 'temporary'
reductions, and 'expedited'.
assessments, the Corps
should be working
toward the orderly and
comprehensive process of
updating the water control
plans for the Apalachicola-
Chattahoochee-Flint-river
system," Boyd said. "We
will continue working witli
Florida's stakeholders to
fight this violation of our
resources and push for
a. reasonable and long
term water management
solution."



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changing demographics and,
the aging infrastructure that
plagues the VA healthcare,
system. Once complete, it
will allow the VA to provide
essential healthcare for'
veterans now and for those.
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light-colored long sleeves
and pants. Lighter colors
are less attractive to mos-
quitoes because they refract
heat and are generally less
attractive. Dark colors cap-
ture heat and make most
people even more attractive
to mosquitoes. In particular,
avoid red clothing, accord-
ing to some information.
However, detergents, fabric
softeners, perfumes and
body odor can, counteract
the effects of color.
Where mosquitoes
are likely to be swarming,
use a hat and tuck pants
into socks. Do not use
strongly scented perfumes,
colognes, scented soaps,
scented shampoos or scent-
ed hair spray.
-Set up large fans out-
side for backyard activities
and outdoor gatherings.
Use citronella candles
or yellow outdoor light bulbs
("bug lights") to repel mos-
quitoes.
Use carbon dioxide
mosquito traps and attrac-
tants.
Use botanicals (plants,
flowers) to deter mosqui-
toes (scented geraniums,
citrus or lemon-scented
plants such as lemon grass,
oregano, catnip, sweet and
holy basil).
When outside, use
botanical skin repellent al-
ternatives to DEET, accord-
ing to directions.
Always remove ALL
repellents with soap and
water once indoors. Preg-
nant women should consult
a doctor before using es-
sential oils.


Mosquitos -- From Page

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small
ponds, even bird-
baths, without harming about
birds, fish or other critters d r a g -
that drink from the water. onflies. The
For larger ponds or flooded beaches area is in-
or irrigated fields, the gran- undated with the
ular form of Bti can be used prehistoric
by simply broadcasting it creatures, snotes.cor
over the surface water, a n d NOTE
The treatment lasts on e use insec
up to one month and is of their fa- electronic
r e c o m- vorite snacks pers at y
is skeeters. you are t
In addition to drags- dragonflie


mended for use in the sum-
mer months when skeeter
breeding is at its peak.
The bacterium is high-
ly selective, killing only
mosquitoes and the larvae
of a few other related flies.
It can be as effective as
chemical insecticides but
has no effect on a vast array
of other aquatic organisms
except midges in the same
habitat.
Danford suggested
dunks work better if rough-
ly crumbled into the water
instead of tossed in whole.
Bti is readily available
through gardening catalogs,
nurseries and farm sup-
ply stores, most commonly
marketed as the Mosquito
Dunk, a float that lasts
about 30 days in water.
Mosquito Dunks are
available at St. Joe Ace
Hardware in Port St. Joe
and at Taylor's .Building
and Supply in Eastpoint.
Both Lowe's and Home
Depot in Panama City also
carry the dunks.
Bti is useful for home-
owners, farmers, city man-
agers and golf course and
park superintendents.


onflies, frogs and bats also
love mosquitoes. Dragon-
flies and frogs both need
water to. live and breed.
Dragonflies lay their eggs
in water or on plants at
the water's edge, and frogs
breed in or near water.
Both need plants for
shelter, and dragonflies like
to perch on plant stems
that protrude from water.
Dragonfly nymphs are
aquatic, and since they also
eat skeeters, they can also
help control mosquito lar-
vae before the skeeters be-
come biting adults,
To attract dragonflies'
to your yard, visit the fol-
lowing websites for infor-
mation on establishing
dragonfly ponds: www.sage-
bug.com, www.home-herb-


Dragonflies, Frogs
and Bats

If you've ever visited
this area in August and


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m, www.nwf.org,
www. noah -


m.
E: Do not
:ticides or
bug zap-
our house i
rying to attr
es. Both will


dragonflies, as well as
er beneficial insects.
Although many
ronmental and pest co
industry experts refut
use of bats as a stand-a
effective mosquito coi
none deny the import
of bats as a significant
in the battle against ti
ritating insects.
Unanimously, the
clusion is that aiding
native bat population
protecting and incre
bat habitat in Florida
not hurt in the on-g
war against skeeters.
And remember,
also eat other yard and
den pests.
If you choose to en
age bat habitation in
yard, try two things: d
trim your palm trees,
install bat houses.
From Bat Rescu
Florida (www.batre
org) and the U.S.- De
ment of Transporta
among many other gro
comes the instruction
to trim palm trees.
At least two Fl
species of bats the
ern Yellow bat and th
Brown bat roost u
dead palm fronds sti
the tree. Sabal palms
bage palms) are one of
favorite places.
Cosmetic trimmi:
these palms is one o
primary threats to Y
Bats in Florida, acco
to the Bat Rescue web
If you trim, th
formation states, yoi


only reduce the available
bat habitat for these rare
bats, but you may actually
cut baby bats right out of
the trees if you trim dur-
ing maternity season (May
through September).
According to infor-
m a tion from Bat
Conservation
I n ternational, Inc.
(www.batcom.
org), the south-
eastern myotis,


\ which often
forages
over
water, i s
one of sev- eral
North American bat species
known to feed frequently
on mosquitoes. Lit-
f tie brown
ract
I kill
oth- b a t s,.
common in Florida, are an-
envi- other predator of skeeters.
ntrol Both species consistently
e the use bat houses.
alone Even though there is
ntrol, no known way to attract
tance bats to a bat house, accord-
t tool ing to the Bat Conservancy,
he ir- bat houses do provide al-
ternate roosting sites for
con- Florida's bats. Many bat
g the species are disappearing at
n by alarming rates because of
asing disturbance or destruction
can- of their roosting sites due
going to development and van-
dalism.
bats For bat house plans or
d gar- pre-assembled bat houses,
go to the Florida Bat Con-
cour- servancy website at www.
your floridabats.org, Bat Conser-
o not vation International (www.
and batcon.org), or Bat Con-
servation and Management
ie of (www.batmanagement.org).
scue.
'part- In Person
nation,
oups, The most effective
n not method of personal protec-
tion from skeeter bites is
orida the one thing most people
West- will not, or cannot, do -
e Big avoid places where mos-
inder quitoes are most populous
ill on and avoid being outdoors
(cab- when skeeters are most ac-
f their tive dusk and dawn.
Female mosquitoes -
ng of the ones that bite use car-
)f the bon dioxide to locate prey.
yellow Since humans exhale
rding C02 when we breathe, we
site. are prime targets. When
e in- skeeters get within 10 feet
u not


of humans, they can sense
our body heat. They use
thermal receptors on the
tips of their antennae to
locate where our blood
is near the surface of the
skin. And their receptor
range increases threefold
when humidity is high.
Outdoor activities that
cause exertion and produce
carbon dioxide are ]particu-
larly attractive to inosqui-
toes. Physical exerc ise pro-
duces body heat and sweat,
which also attract the little
bloodsuckers. And,' burn-
ing candles and sources of
fire (read grills, fire pits,
etc.) are other sources of
sl!eeter-attracting carbon
dioxide.
Lactic acid also attracts
the little varmits. H-lumans
release more lactic acid af-
ter exercising or after eat-
ing certain foods (salty and
high-potassium foods like
potato chips).
In addition to. leaving
off perfumes, hair products
and scented sunscreens,
especially those wi th fruity
or floral fragrance s, watch
out forthe subtle floral fra-
grances from fabric soften-
ers and dryer sheets that
can saturate clothing.
But never fear, because
now, due to the modern
marvels of technology,
some really cool clothing
can also help ward off the
little biters.
A company called
BUZZ OFF manufactures
clothing that actually has
permithrim embedded
in the cloth. According to
information on the com-
pany's website (vyww.buz-
zoff.com), the permithrim,
which is tightly bonded
to the BUZZ OFF Insect
Shield Insect Repellent Ap-
parel, actually agitates the
little blood suckers' neu-
rons, making them spastic
enough so they can't bite.
The clothing is adver-
tised to repel mosquitoes,
ticks, ants, flies, chiggers
and midges (no-:see-ums).
The repellent carries the
backing of. extensive sci-
entific governmental and
army testing and research,
which is why the clothing
was invented in the first
place.
According to company
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ny information, in most
cases, wearing a short
sleeve BUZZ OFF shirt
with BUZZ OFF shorts and
socks will provide "good
protection," with increased
protection from a long
sleeve shirt and pants in
heavily infested areas.
The company's website
does also state that an EPA
approved topical repellent
may also be applied directly
to exposed skin while wear-
ing the repellent clothing.
The permithrim in the
clothes is odorless, color-
less and does not change
the feel of the garment, ac-
cording to the website.
BUZZ *OFF's clothes
are said to provide "effec-
tive protection" through 25
washings, which the com-
pany considers the typical
lifetime of a garment.
The clothes are ma-
chine-washable by them-2
selves using standard
washing detergent. They
can be ironed, starched, or
pressed without harming
the protective permithrim
ingredient, but they should
not be dry cleaned, accord-
ing to company instruc-
tions.
The clothing is sold
through Ex Officio and Or-
vis.
BUZZ OFF also sells a
line of outdoor protection
clothing that is made from
extremely fine mesh that
protects from the same
critters.
This line has jackets,
pants. mesh socks, shirts,
several hoods, even a cam-
ouflage line and a Guillie
Suit. They also sell cot cov-
ers, children's mesh suits
and stroller covers (www.
buzzoffoutdoorwear.com).

The Big Three

Now, what to do about


covering yourself with in-
sect repellent?
Lots of information
is out there, along with
hordes of gadgets, sprays,
lotions, potions, folk rem-
edies, rumors, myths, and
just plain craziness.
And keep in mind that,
even though some repel-
lents are classified as pesti-
cides by the Environmental
Protection Agency (EPA),
repellents do not kill mos-
quitoes -they simply make
you more difficult for the
skeeters to find, according
to the Mayo Clinic.
The latest and most
scientific evidence, includ-
ing the Centers for Disease
Control and Prevention's
revised -2005 repellent
guidelines, points to the big
three in repellents: DEET,
picaridin (a manufactured
agent) and oil of lemon eu-
calyptus (a natural oil).
Repellents contain-
ing DEET continue to be
the most effective option,
with the other two running
almost neck and neck, ac-
cording to the CDC.
Other studies (New
England Journal of Medi-
cine 2002, U.S. Depart-
ment of Agriculture, Con-
sumer Reports June 2006
and the Public Health En-
tomological Research Cen-
ter (PHEREC) in Panama
City) show that the natural
repellents Repel Lemon
Eucalyptus Repellent and
Bite Blocker, with oils of ge-
ranium, soybean and coco-
nut, are the best non-DEET
repellents.
Other popular DEET-
free repellents include:
-Avon Skin So Soft Bug
Guard Insect Repellent
-OFF! Botanicals Plant
Based Insect Repellent (oil
of lemon eucalyptus)
-Cutter Advanced In-
sect Repellent (picaridin)


-Bull Frog Mosquito
Coast
-Burt's Bees Herbal In-
sect Repellent (lemongrass,
citronella and rosemary
oils)
-California Baby Bug
Repellent Spray with Citro-
nella.
Other natural products
include MosquitoGuard
and BiteStop (geranoil),
Natrapel citronellaa), Beat
It Bug Buster (herbal ex-
tracts), All Terrain (essen-
tial oils).
Insect repellants con-
taining DEET include:
-OFF! Skintastic Fam-
ily (4.75% DEET)
-OFF! FamilyCare In-
sect Repellents (5,7, or
15% DEET)
-Cutter All Family Mos-
quito Repellent (7% DEET)
OFF! Deep Woods (25%
DEET)
OFF! Deep Woods
Sportsman (30% DEET).
Keep in mind that "nat-
ural" does not automatical-
ly mean "safe." Many people
are sensitive or allergic to
plant oils. Some natural in-
sect repellents are actually
toxic. Therefore, although
natural repellents provide
an alternative to synthetic
chemicals, you must fol-
low the manufacturer's
instructions exactly when
using these products, And
remember that anything
applied to the skin will be
absorbed into the body.
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FWC Field Report

May 9 15, 2008

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

ESCAMBIA COUNTY

Officer Keith Clark
found a boat that had been
dumped on a local charity
organization's property in
Escambia County. While
speaking with an individual
at the dumpsite, he learned
that the vessel was seen a
few days earlier at a nearby
piece of property that was
for sale. Officer Clark
spoke to the realtor and
discovered that a cleaning
company was paid to clean
the property. Officer Clark
was able to track down
the owner of the cleaning
company, who admitted his
workers dumped the vessel.
Officer Clark plans to get
a warrant issued for the
violation later this week.
On May 11, Officers
Keith Clark, Sarah Hahner
andAndyMaltais responded
to a boatingaccident at Quiet
Water Beach. The accident
occurred when two rental
personal watercrafts (PWC)
collided head on. Three
individuals were injured.
TWo of the individuals were
taken to the hospital by
helicopter. The operator
of one of the vessels was
initially listed in critical
condition. She received
internal injuries, including
a lacerated liver and
kidneys. Her cheekbone
was also fractured. The
passenger on the same PWC
suffered a broken arm in
eight places. She was also
admitted to the hospital
and will require surgery.


The operator of the second
PWC was discharged
from the hospital with
minor injuries. Lt. Doug
Berryman was contacted
and is currently completing
the accident report.
On May 13, Officers
Pat Roush and Kenneth
Manning were working
in the Perdido Key area.
They checked a vessel and
discovered two individuals
who were in possession of
two undersized red drum.
A citation was issued for
the violation.

SANTA ROSA COUNTY

On May 8, Officers Joe
Murphyand David Jernigan,
along with Lt. Dan Hahr,
responded to a complaint
of a deer attacking a child.
The officers observed the
deer in the area and saw
that it was wearing an
orange dog collar. The
deer had apparently been
kept in a cage at a nearby
residence. The deer, a
year and a half old buck,
was running loose in the
neighborhood, and when
a 4-year-old child went to
pet it, the deer raised up
on its back legs and struck
the child on the head and
back with its hooves. The
child's mother was nearby
and chased the deer off,
receiving several blows
from the deer's hooves
in the process. Neither
the child nor mother was
seriously injured, although


the child had bumps on
her head. The owner of the
residence was contacted
and admitted to raising
the deer from a fawn. He
was cited for maintaining
wildlife in a manner that
resulted in a threat to the
public.

FRANKLIN COUNTY

On May 7, at
approximately 1 a.m.,
Officer Faris Livesay
inspected a small Jon boat
with one subject aboard
in Lanark. A fisheries
inspection revealed
possession of 20 flounder.
A further inspection of the
subject's vehicle revealed
nine more flounder. A
citation was issued for
possession of over the bag
limit and a warning was
issued for seven undersized
flounder.
On May 8, at
approximately 9:20 p.m.,
Officers Michael Slotin
and Faris Livesay were
on patrol in Eastpoint
when they observed an
oyster boat heading into
Fred's Central Seafood.
A fisheries inspection
revealed possession of 105
undersized oysters, with no
saltwater products license,
Apalachicola harvesting
license, or oyster tags. They
were also in possession
of oyster tongs. on the bay
at night. The vessel had
numerous safety violations.
A citation was issued.


Neighborhood Watch Meeting

Sheriff Joe Nugent will host a community
Neighborhood Watch Program meeting for St. Joe
Beach, Gulfaire and Beacon Hill on Tuesday, June
2 at 7:00pm EST. The meeting will be held at The
Beach Baptist Chapel at 311 Columbus St. in St. Joe
Beach. Everyone is welcome, We are also looking for
volunteers who can, spare some of their time for the
positions of Coordinator, Block Captain Team Leader,
Trainer and additional Block Captains. If you are
interested in helping out your community, please call
Bryce Warren at 850-991-0051 or 850-648-5118.


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in the improvement efforts
of the school. As the
volunteer coach of the adult
Wewa Track Club, Jay led
his running group to the
successful completion of
two full marathons. He has
also put in many volunteer
hours helping high school
athletes and their current
coaches in the track and
cross-country programs.
Believing that working
together as a community
is more effective for the
system, Bidwell will bring
a team approach to his
administration. Parents,
students, educators,
business owners and
interested community
members will be able
to offer input to help in
creatingthe best educational
opportunities for our
children. "No one person,
or group of people, have
a monopoly on innovative
ideas and I will look for
effective improvement
strategies from all sources,"
states Bidwell.
Jay is convinced that
his experiences in the
classroom over the past
eighteen years provide him
with the type of expertise
needed in the next
superintendent. According
to Bidwell, 'All the available
educational information
and research inform us that
the most important factor
in a student's education is
the skill and ability of their
classroom teacher. Even



Roadeo M
cutaway (minibus), and
four challenges, each
with varying degrees of
difficulty.
The obstacle course
requires' drivers to steer
their vehicles through.
tennis balls and rows of
barrels, with only a few
inches of clearance on each
side.
A written test features
25 questions on topics
pertaining to paratransit
laws and driving safety.
In the pre-trip
inspection, a driver must
locate four defects in seven
minutes.
Finally, the driver must
secure a wheelchair bound
passenger in a van in seven
minutes or less.


without research, common
sense tells us that this
is true. Over the years I
have continually worked
on developing my teaching
skills. I have observed
many great teachers and
I feel that I have a strong
grasp of what our system
needs in a teacher. My
greatest asset will be my
commitment to recruiting
and retaining great teachers
for Gulf County's schools.
Also, I have the knowledge
to lead our teachers to
reach their full potential as
instructors." In addition,
Bidwell says that improving
teacher morale is a key for
our schools. "A teacher
with high morale is a more
productive instructor and
as an administration it is
our responsibility to be
sure that our employees
want to come to work
everyday to give their best
for our children," continues
Bidwell.
Operating a cost
effective system is a
must during these tough
economic times. However,
cutting eighteen teachers,
more than ten percent of
Gulf County's instructors,
is, in Bidwell's opinion,
highly detrimental to our
students.
"I truly believe that
we can find other places
to save money, so that we
can protect some bf our
teaching positions. The
loss of teachers directly


impacts our stuck
should be used
last measure."
Bidwell i
concerned about
cuts to program
enrich our
learning. Extra-
activities such as
clubs, sports, 0
the Mind, band,
Honor Society, B
etc. provide our
with the o0
to learn t
dedication, wor
personal disciple
setting, abstract
and many other
life lessons. Ad
Bidwell is unco
with eliminate
ROTC program a
Joe High. "Mar
young people enl
military," states
"and the ROTC
gives them a
advantage in this
From the informal
to the public it s
the Navy would
to pick up the vas
of the cost for a
years to keep t
program operation
economic situati(
county improves.
like a win-win pr
In fact, I would 1
us reinstate this
at Wewahitchka
give interested s
chance to particip
increasing numb
program."


From Page 1A


Aylmer, who competed
in the van division, aced
the pre-trip inspection,
identifying a missing
seatbelt buckle, dipstick,
first aid kit and a blown
headlight.
He had slightly more
difficulty on the obstacle
course, and confessed to
flattening a few tennis balls
and winging a barrel.
Aylmer's coworkers,
longtime Gulf
Transportation drivers
Sheila Fennell and Ray
Brant, also participated in
the Roadeo.
Unlike .some of his
competitors, Aylmer
did not practice for the
obstacle course before the
competition.


"I didn't prepare for
it because I do this for a
living," shrugged Aylmer.
"Every day that you're
out on the road driving is
another day of practice for
the competition."
Beyond the opportunity
to win a certificate and $500
prize, Aylmer most enjoyed
the educational aspect of
the state Roadeo.
"It's not just to see
who's the best in driving;
you learn from it. There's
always something you bring
back from the competition
that will help you succeed
with your job," he said.
Aylmer now advances
to the national competition,
to be held May 31-June 1
at the University of New


Orleans.
Aylmer described the
competition as "stiff," with
many drivers getting in
a lot of pre-competition
practice.
Having never won a
major award at nationals,
Aylmer has his eyes on the
prize.
"I went to this thing with
the attitude that I'm going
to have fun and see people
I haven't seen in a while,"
said Aylmer. "But now that
I've succeeded at this and
I'm going to national, I want
to do good.
"I'm going to go to have
fun, but I want to win."


From Page 1A
dents and As superintendent,
only as a Jay says he would also
explore ways to expand
s also vocational programs and
potential dual enrollment college
ams that credit opportunities for
children's Gulf County students. "We
curricular cannot just forget about
field trips, students after they pass the
)dyssey of FCAT in the tenth grade;
, National it is our responsibility to
3eta Club, prepare them for college or
students for a skilled, high paying
opportunity occupation."
teamwork, "The bottom line is that
rk ethic, our school administration
line, goal must do what is best for
thinking our students," explains
important Bidwell. "In the Gulf
Iditionally, County educational
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ing the one child in elementary
at Port St. school, one in middle
ny of our school and one in high
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program that our schools become
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ition given standard to which I will
eems that hold myself. If you give
be willing me the opportunity to
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Dr. Stephen Purvis and pr. Michael Rohan, Jr.


In an effort to continue
helping meet the healthcare
needs of residents in' the
Gulf County area, Gulf Coast
Medical Center has added
spine and orthopedic care
to the list of services offered
in the hospital's Beacon Hill-
based -Diagnostic Center.
Starting Monday,
June 2 and every Monday
afterwards,. orthopedic
specialist Dr. Stephen
Purvis and spine specialist
Dr. Michael Rohan, Jr. will
begin accepting patients
in the Gulf Coast Medical
Center Diagnostics in
Gulf County office at 160
Lightkeepers Drive in
Port St. Joe (Beacon Hill)
from 10:00 a.m. 12:00
p.m. Physicians and
patients can schedule their
appointments by calling
(850) 647-4262.
Dr. Purvis is in
practice with Dr. Michael
McCormick. His office


number is (850) 913-9595.
Dr. Rohan, Jr. is a
member ofSpinalAssociates
and accepts all insurance.
including Medicaid and
Automobile Accidents. He
is in practice with Dr. Todd
Crawford and Dr. Michael
Reed. His office number is
(850) 747-9403.
Hospital CEO Todd
Gallati says, "The addition
of spine and orthopedic
specialists in our Gulf
County diagnostic office
compliment the CT, X-ray,
and lab services that are
currently available. We are
delighted to be able to make
high quality care more
accessible for residents in
the Gulf County area."
In addition to the
hospital's Beacon Hill
.Diagnostic Center, Gulf
Coast Medical Center also
offers primary care services
in Beacon Hill and in Port
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A Split Decision for Gators During Jamboree


By Pat McCann
Florida Freedom Newspapers

Bozeman has played
the role of underdog for so
long it needs a little more
practice at playing the
bully.
That was evidenced in
the Bucks' second half of a
spring jamboree Saturday
hosted by Wewahitchka
and also involving Franklin
County.
Bozeman was able
to rally past the resilient
Gators, 7-6, after showing
flashes of promise by
downing Franklin County
14-0 in the Bucks' first
half. Wewahitchka edged
Franklin County 12-7 in a


spirited opening encounter.
The final decision
by Bozeman wasn't
unexpected, as the Class
2A Bucks are riding high
after the first winning
season in school history
and Wewahitchka and
Franklin County both are
1A programs that struggled
last season.
Bozeman sputtered
against Wewahitchka,
however, and ti-ailed 6-0
when the Gators took their
initial possession 75 yards
on 14 plays to Jonathan
Nobles' 4-yard touchdown
run.
The Bucks, meanwhile,
were hampered by fumbles
and penalties. They didn't


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Sharks End Spring



on Up Note


begin to respond until Troy
Stanford intercepted and
returned to the Bozeman
42 in the second quarter.
A .pair of 12-yard runs
by Tyler Grier bracketed
a 22-yard gain by Mason
Bennett that stood up
when a teammate flopped
on Bennett's fumble. He
surpassed 100 yards
rushing in both halves, but
also struggled to hold on
to the football against both
opponents.
Bozeman had first
down at Wewahitchka's 2,
but needed seven plays from
scrimmage, all starting
from inside Wewahitchka's
8-yard-line to finally score.
They survived when the
Gators were flagged for
interference in the end
zone on Louis Roberson's
incomplete pass on fourth
down.
It still took three more
plays, but Grier finally
punched it in from the 1
and Bennett's extra point
provided the difference.
The Bucks got a 6-yard
scoring run from Bennett
and Grier's 35-yard dash
against Franklin County,
Bennett and Travis Register
supplying the extra points.
Those two quarters
eventually disintegrated
into a series of personal
foul flags that belied


Bozeman's 187-76 margin
in total yardage. Jared Mock
sparked the Seahawks with
36 yards on 11 carries, and
also was prominent against
Wewahitchka.
Mock gained 55 yards
against the Gators, and
when he followed lineman
Chase Richards into the
end zone from 3 yards it
led by Cory Ward's extra
point and a 7-6 Franklin
County lead.
Wewahitchka claimed
a 6-0 edge in the first
quarter when Ryan
Leaman's interception and
41-yard return set up Beau
McCorvey's quarterback
sneak behind center Chris
Hoover from the Seahawks'
1.
Franklin County
quarterback Gene
Anderson began to click
in the second quarter. He
eventually pinpointed four
different receivers for 72
yards, a 25-yard pass to
Jeremy James on a wheel
route setting up Mock's
TD.
The Gators had one
last shot to overcome the
deficit, and produced a
70-yard drive in 11 plays.
The biggest was a 33-yard
pass from Cody Wade to
Chris Peak. Peak went up
for the ball with a Seahawk
defender, tipped it into the


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Terry Barner/Florida Freedom Newspapers


air and grabbed it while
churning to reach the
Franklin County 9.
Wade reached for a
high snap from center on
the ensuing play and took


it around the left side to
score with 1:53 remaining.
An interception of
Anderson by the Gators'
Baylen Price cemented the
outcome.


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By Tim Croft
Star News Editor

At times it wasn't pretty,
but the Port St. Joe football
team emerged from last
Tuesday's Spring Jamboree
on Blountstown none the
worse for wear.
The Sharks, who
return just five starters
on either side of the ball,
completed a scoreless half
against the host school,
Blountstown, before out-
scoring Marianna 14-6 in a
second half of play.
Marianna finished
off the night by easily out-
distancing Blountstown.
"With where we are at,
it was a pretty good way to
end spring practice," said
Port St. Joe coach John
Palmer. "Spring has gone
very well. We had a very
good spring.
"But we have a long way
to go. Fortunately- we have
the summer to get there."
The key this spring has
been on the line.
The Sharks returned
just one starter on the
offensive line and even he is
learning a new position. Port
St. Joe used several centers
on Tuesday night and with
a new starting quarterback,
Tyrone Dawson, precision
on offense will have a
learning curve.
"With five linemen
learning complete new
positions that means a lot
of work," Palmer said.
The summer will be a
time when, in addition to
hitting the weight room,
some of that timing and
precision is hopefully
honed, Palmer said.
"We just have to keep


working hard," he added.
The Sharks did all their
scoring in their final two
quarters against Marianna.
Calvin Pryor, who had a
solid rushing night, scored
on a 6-yard run, with
Dawson passing for the
two-point conversion and
an 8-0 lead.
Dawson added a 3-yard
touchdown run later in the
half.
In keeping with the
theme of a spring football
game, Palmer and his staff
kept no statistics. This
was about learning, about
beginning the process of
discovering a team identity
with fall looming a few
months away.
"I thought Calvin stood
out running the ball,"
Palmer said. "I thought
our defensive secondary
played well, we had three
interceptions on the night.
"I thought linebacker
Greg Farmer played well
on the defensive side of the
ball."
The Sharks, Palmer
said, did not play their best
against Blountstown, but
seemed to have found some
rhythm against Marianna.
All in all, on a muggy
Tuesday night, the Sharks
showed an early glimpse
that they remain one of the
teams to watch in Northwest
Florida high school football
when the season rolls
around.


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On May 10 eight athletes from Port St. Joe Track Club went to Tallahassee to compete in the CCCC Track Classic
at Chiles High School.
Below is the list of athletes in age divisions and places for their events. Several athletes performed personal best
marks in their events.

Girls: Celeste Chiles, Primary, Shot Put, 1st (Personal Best); Madison Wilson, Bantam, Shot Put (second) and long
jump (fourth); Nicole Endres, Sub Youth, Pole Vault (first), high jump (second), long jump (third), 200 meters (sixth);
Sam Taylor, Youth, Shot Put (first), Discus (first); Megan Walker, Youth, Pole Vault (first), High Jump (first); Ashleigh
Lewis, Young, Pole Vault (first, personal best), High Jump (second, personal best).
Boys: Parker Harris, Young, Pole Vault (first), Long Jump (second), Discus (first); Hunter Wall, Young, Pole Vault
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Hurricane Scale


The intensity of a
land-falling hurricane is
expressed by categories
that relate wind speeds and
potential damage. Official
,classification of a storm's
strength is determined
by the Saffir-Simpson
Hurricane Scale, which rates
hurricanes from Category 1
.to Category 5.
Category 5: Winds
greater than 155 mph.
Storm surge generally
greater than 18 feet above
normal. [Include major lake
and river surge, as well.]
Complete roof failure
on many residences and
industrial buildings. Some
complete building failures
with small utility building
blown over or away. Severe
and extensive window and
door damage.
Major damage to lower
floors of all structures located
less than 15 feet above sea
level and within 500 yards
(1,500 feet) of shoreline.
All shrubs, trees
and signs blown down.
Complete destruction of
mobile homes.
., Low-lying escape
routes are cut by rising water
3-5 hours before arrival of
hurricane center Massive
evacuation of residential
areas on low ground within
5-10 miles of shoreline may
be required.
Category -4: Winds
.131-155 mph. Storm surge
generally 13-18 feet above
normal.
' More extensive
curtainwall failures with
some complete roof structure
failures on small residences.
Extensive damage to doors
and windows. Major damage
to lower floors of structures
near the shore.
Shrubs, trees, and
all signs are blown down.
Complete destruction of
mobile homes.
Low-lying escape
routes may be cut by rising
water 3-5 hours before
arrival of hurricane center.
Terrain lower than 10 feet
above sea level may be
flooded, requiring massive
evacuation of residential
areas as far inland as 6


miles.
Category 3: Winds
111-130 mph. Storm surge
generally 9-12 feet above
normal.
Some structural
damage to small residences
and utility buildings with a
minor amount of curtainwall
failures.
Damage to shrubbery
and trees with. foliage blown
off' trees and large trees
blown down. Mobile homes
and poorly constructed signs
are destroyed.
Low-lying escape
routes are cut by rising water
3-5 hours before arrival of
hurricane center. Flooding
near the coast destroys
smaller structures with
larger structures damaged
by battering. from floating
debris.
Terrain continuously
lower than 5 feet above sea
level may be flooded inland
8 miles. Evacuation of
low-lying residences within
several blocks of shoreline
may be required.
Category 2: Winds
96-110 mph. Storm surge
generally 6-8 feet above
normal.
Somedamageto roofing
material, doors and windows
of buildings. Considerable
damage to shrubbery and
trees, with some trees
blown down. Considerable
damage to mobile homes,
poorly constructed signs,
and piers.
. Coastal and low-lying
routes flood 2-4 hours
before arrival of hurricane
center. Small craft in
unprotected anchorages
break moorings.
Category 1: Winds
74-95 mph. Storm surge
generally 4-5 feet above
normal. No real damage to
buildings.
Damage primarily to
unanchored mobile homes,
shrubbery and trees.
Some damage to poorly
constructed signs. Some
coastal road flooding and
minor pier damage.
Tropical Storm: Winds
40-73 mph.


Hurricanes


shoreline, and less than 15
feet off the ground. would
receive major or total
damage, such as anything
on St. Joseph Peninsula.
C30AandC:30E themselves,
and any buildings along
these roads between 1/4 and
1/3 mile of the water.
Port St. Joe and
Highland View are not
immune to storm surge,
as many people think.
According to Marshall
Nelson, Director of
Emergency Management
(EMO) for Gulf County,
many people think that St.
Joseph Peninsula keeps
hurricane storm surge
from hitting the waterfront
property along the shores
of the bay.
Not so, said Nelson. The
peninsula keeps breaking
waves from forming on top
of the storm surge, but that
is all, he said. After all, the
bay is open to the Gulf on
one side, allowing currents
and rising water to enter
freely, especially depending
on the hurricane's angle
of approach. Storm surge
inside St. Joseph Bay can
easily reach 20 feet or


more.
Rapidly rising water
flowing up rivers and canals
creates lake and river
surges, which can be just
as deadly as storm surges
at the coast. River surge
during major storm events
puts places like Overstreet,
White City, Howard Creek,
Dalkeith and Wewahitchka
at risk.
It was river surges that
hit Franklin and Wakulla
Counties so hard during
Hurricane Dennis, and lake
surge that caused Lake
Ponchartrain to over flow
the levees in New Orleans
during Katrina.
In addition, houses
near inland waterways are
in danger of being flooded
from Gulf side storm surge
and from unexpected
inland surges, creating
flooding from both sides
simultaneously.

Escape Routes

But what most people.
do not understand, said
Nelson, is that rising
water can cut off escape
routes three to five hours


or more before the arrival
of the center of the storm.
And in this area, he said,
people must also pay
particular attention to
early evacuation because
all escape routes from Gulf
County and Mexico Beach
involve bridges.
Storm force winds
extend well out from a
storm's center, and these
forward bands of rain
and wind directly affect
evacuation plans.
According to local
and state law enforcement
agencies, bridges in the
region are closed at the
onset of tropical storm force
winds, which begin at a
sustained speed of 40 miles
per hour. This includes all
bridges leading out of Gulf
County, and means that
bridges leading from Bay,
Franklin, Wakulla, Calhoun
and Liberty counties will
also be closed hours in
advance, effectively halting
late evacuation plans by
residents.
All posted evacuation
routes from Gulf County
cross at least one bridge,
including the Overstreet


bridge on CR386
(Intracoastal Waterway);
Highland View bridge
(Tapper Bridge over the
Gulf County Canal); White
City bridge on SR71
(Intracoastal Waterway);
and the smaller bridge at
Wewa's north boundary
over West Arm Creek.
The three high bridges
close well in advance of a
hurricane making landfall.
The Wewa bridge, while
flat and straight, does not
necessarily close when
winds hit 40 miles per hour,
but is subject to flooding
very early on, effectively
halting evacuation.
The bridge crossing
the Apalachicola River at
Blountstown, part of the
evacuation route, also
closes when sustained
winds reach 40 to 50 miles
per hour.
To print your personal
copy of the county's
emergency evacuation
routes and evacuation
zone maps, go to www.
gulfcountygovernment.
com, click on Emergency
Management, go to
Evacuation Routes Map,
and Evacuation Zone Maps
1 and 2.

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Hurricanes
From Page 10A


Are You In The Zone?

Three years ago, as
the world watched in
growing horror, hundreds
of thousands of people
trying to flee the wrath of
Hurricanes Katrina, Rita
and Wilma were caught on
the highways in their cars,
with no place to go.
Evacuation from
approaching hurricanes
has become a major issue
in storm preparation, with
the hard learned lessons
making major changed
in the way emergency
management and law
enforcement officials
handle mass evacuation
from the strike zones.
When a major
hurricane hits the Gulf
County area, evacuation up
to 10 miles inland may be
required. Add a Category 5
storm surge, and the entire
southern half of the county
would need to leave.
Draw a line from the
southernmost road in
Overstreet .straight east
across to the southernmost
road in Dalkeith, and add
the area from the Gulf/Bay
County line (Mexico Beach)
east past Howard Creek
to the Apalachicola River;
that's the area included in


a Category 5 storm surge.
Take that same area,
divide it in half north to
south, straight up from
Indian Pass, and almost
the entire eastern half is
in a surge zone from just a
tropical storm.
Although storm surge
maps show two strips of
land above the Category
5 storm surge boundary,
running roughly across
the county and just inside
eastern Mexico Beach," the
entire southern half of the
county is included in both
Category 4 and 5 evacuation
zones.
In Gulf County, Nelson
has detailed evacuation
plans in place.
"When we have to order
an evacuation," he said,
"we try to have a staged
evacuation."
Gulf County evacuation
begins with visitors and
residents in the St. Joseph
Peninsula State Park, at the
far end of what most people
call Cape San Blas.
The EMO asks anyone
with high wheel vehicles
that turn over easily in
high winds (recreational
vehicles, large SUVs,
campers, etc.) to move out
first. The object is to get all
these cumbersome, slow


vehicles out of the way,
Nelson said.
Second, the EMO asks
all non-residents to leave.
According to Nelson, most
of these people are pulling
boats, campers and jet
skis, and the EMO wants
them off the road as soon
as possible.
The third stage sends
residents in evacuation
zone A out of town, meaning
people in coastal areas and
other flood-prone areas,


and everyone in mobile Another Zone A area Nelson said, especially
homes. is in the eastern half of the people in Zone B, which
Zone A areas of Gulf county surrounding Lake involves Category 2 and
County are the Cape and Wimico, south from about 3 storms. If necessary, a
Indian Pass, all along the White City and east to the mandatory county-wide
interior bay side from the Apalachicola River, evacuation will then be
Cape Road north on C30A After evacuating Zone issued, which includes
into Port St. Joe, Highland A, if necessary the EMO will Zone C, for a Category 4 or
View, and WindMark recommend that everyone 5 hurricane.
Beach. else "seek safer shelter,"


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To celebrate Memorial
Day, the Gulf County Republi-
can Party dedicated its General J
Meeting to veterans who have -
bravely served our nation.
As such, the Gulf County
Veterans Service Officer (James
Kennedy) and VFW Post 10068
Commander (Wayne Taylor)
were guest speakers.
The meeting culminated
with the $500 donation to Mr.
Jimmy Mosconis for the Viet-
nam Veterans Merhorial/ Three
Servicemen Statue South in
Apalachicola, FL.
Chairman Ross said, "The
Gulf County Republican Party
proudly offers this donation
to our neighbors in Franklin ,'-,aqndra, m ,
County and challenges the lo-
cal Democratic Party to match. ill
We anxiously await dedication .. .C 7.12 .
and will help this worthwhile
endeavor in any way we can."
State Party Vice-Chairman
Allen Cox noted that the dona-
tion and recognition is impor-
tant, but that we should honor
our servicemen all year long.
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St. Vincent Island
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May 15, 2008 as they cele-
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One hundred visitors
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the island. Various booths
greeted the public with
information on the red wolf
program, fire management,
sea turtle management,
and the fisheries program.
Several tours were given
every hour to provide the
public the opportunity to
see the wide range of habi-
tats across the refuge. The
Supporters of St. Vincent
NWR, 501C-3 non-profit
friends group, provided
food for the event which
included hotdogs, fruit,
water and cupcakes.
In support of the 40th
anniversary the Supporters
ofSt. VincentNWR kicked off


a photography contest that
will run 'through October
31, 2008. Photos will be
accepted in 4 different cat-
egories: Best Wildlife, Best
Landscape, Best Connecting
People to Nature, and Best
Recreational Use. The con-
test will be divided into
three divisions: ages 3-10
years old, 11-17 years old
and adults. Entry fee will
be $10.00 for up to 3 pho-
tos (no entry fee for youth
photographers 17 and
under). For more informa-
tion about the contest email
the group at or contact the
group at 850-653-3904.
The mission of the U.S.
Fish and Wildlife Service is
working with others to con-
serve, protect and enhance
fish, wildlife, plants and
their habitats for the
continuing benefit of the
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GULF COUNTY SUBSTANCE ABUSE COALITION

TOWN HALL MEETING AND FORUM

Community Awareness, Education and Discussion
On Underage Alcohol Use and Other Prevention Efforts



Monday, June 9, 2008
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Come and learn about the dangers of underage drinking, the impact of underage alcohol use on the community,
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- . Pet of the Week 3B


Obituaries


4B


School News 6B


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The Star, Port St. Joe, FL Thursday, May 29, 2008 SECTION B


Norris Earns Student Ethics Scholarship
S, ; -.. ., .. By Despina Williams The Winning Essay
-'6 Star Staff Writer
The Building Blocks
Nearly every day of her By Ashton Norris
.., .. senior year, Ashton Norris
hit the scholarship box
in the Port St. Joe High Flowing through the veins of every good leader is good
School guidance office. character. In order to be a leader, good character is not
W. . gusne ca e required; however, in order to be a good leader, it is a neces-
'-. :-' ;-:When she came upon
colshi she wasel sity. It is pertinent for today's society to understand good
.... '. ',.:-a scholarship she was eli-
Sgible for, ashe placed the character and how it relates to the ideal leaders of this day
gl for she placed andtime
application in her "to do" and time.
flder.. nhe.tdoA good leader must not only be able to lead, but also must
Nothing seemed more act in an ethical way. It is'just as easy to lead a group into
Lwg .ao-d.r ngi destruction, as it is to lead them into a victory. Leaders must
BTTERBUSINESSBUREAU FOpNDATION. tmadeStudnt E is base his or her beliefs on the principle of "right is right, even if
&BETT2E.R BUSMNS UEUIJNDST.O 1 ~ ,than the Student Ethics
912 E. GADSDE. ST. ,. everyone is against it; and wrong is wrong, even if everyone is
PH.sU50-429-0002M6V013 Scholarship, sponsored by i:
P 80,4H29 Ma Sho pnsor for it." I am a firm believer and follower of this principle; this is
BIB, ... te Better Business Bureau
S~ te Btte Busnes Bueau what makes me an ideal leader.
E o ,As.ton Norris ". t"Foundation of Northwest whatmakes m an ideal leader.
I'RO,' Florida.risAs a passionate character builder myself I feel it is perti-
O Foia 1nent for me, as well as other character builders, to lead others
One Thousand Dollars ad d The $1,000 schol- into this same direction. A part of being a leader is training
S' ' warship required Norris those below you to be able to take over your role. I believe
'to write an essay on the that the more passionate character builders our world has, the
., :.o:... .. .'-. "".prom pt: "If character is ..
mo111, Student Ethics Scholarship prompt: "If character is better it will be. With good morals, the will to get things done,
o BBB" Studen Et.hics Scholarship instilled in leaders, leaders and the determination to stick to the truth, how can we survive
:.: ",, -.' ..are more likely to act in an
.,n.n 1435 . . ,. ethical way; tisg t m at without these kinds of people? I plan to help motivate others
-A.0 443s. et,... .:....e right right, to join me in passionate character building by simply acting as
Seven if everyone is against a.role model. The best way to get people interested is by not
it; and wrong is wrong,
even if everyong is wrong it., "talking the talk"' but instead by "walking the walk."' Through
even if everyone is for itr, Gulf my community service I hope that people take notice of my
Norris' mother, Gulf dedication and love ,for what I do. It is not enough just to 'do
County Clerk of Court good things' but one must also have the heart and motivation
Becky Norris, had instilled behind their 'good deeds.'
in her the 'importance of !behind their 'good deeds.'
in her the "importance of I hope that through me and my willingness to serve people
Port St. Joe High School senior Ashton Norris received a $1,000 check from the Better good character, teaching and to stand for what's right, that more people will see the
business Bureau Foundation of Northwest Florida for her essay on character building. (See NORRIS on Page 8A) importance of having young leaders with good morals.


Junior Service League donates



$10,000 to new Sacred Heart Hospital


On May 20, 2008 the
Junior Service League
of Port St Joe donated
$10,000 to Sacred Heart
Hospital. This contribution
fulfilled the League's pledge,
made in 2006, to help bring
*Sacred Heart Hospital
to.. the area. The Junior
Service League raised the
donation through numer-
ouis fundraisers, including
raffling a golf cart at the
2007 Independence Day
Celebration, ticket sales
for a big-screen tv raffle
at the upcoming July 4th
Events, the annual Derby
Days event, and selling
cookbooks.
The Junior Service
League is a non-profit orga-
nization of women dedicat-
ed to helping the children
of Gulf County. The sig-
nature project of the club


is Jam Packs, which pro-
vides schools supplies for
elementary students at Port
St Joe, Wewahitchka, and
Faith Christian schools.
In addition to a backpack,
every needy child receives
all of the school .supplies
required for the school
year. The League hopes to
expand this program for
the 2008-2009 school year,
to include both middle
and high school students.
The Junior Service League
also sponsors scholarships
for graduating seniors,
the Junior Miss Program,
a mentoring program for
middle school girls, an
Easter Egg Hunt, Christmas
pictures with Santa, and
a Sears shopping trip to
clothe 50 elementary stu-.
dents in the county.


Amy Ouellette, 2007-08 Junior League President presents a $10,000 Junior League check for the new Sacred Heart
Hospital to Brian Madison (L) and Syd Scarbrough (R).


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County Relays Benefit American Cancer Society


By Despina Williams
Star Staff Writer

Successful Relay for
Life campaigns in Port
St. Joe and Wewahitchka
raised $37,000 and count-
ing for the American Cancer
Society.
The Port St. Joe Relay
was held May 3-4 at the
Port St. Joe High School
football field.
The event included a
cancer survivor luncheon,
survivors' and caregivers'
lap, luminaria ceremony,
American Idol contest,


music, food, games, mov-
ies, golf car races, dance
contest, and much more.
Participating teams
included Arizona Chemical,
Bluewater Outrigger/
Piggly Wiggly, Long Avenue
Baptist Church Survivors,
First United Methodist
Church, Port St Joe
Elementary School, Family
Life Church, Port St. Joe
Middle School, St. Joseph.
Bay Rehabilitation Center,
Prosperity Bank, Capital
City Bank, Bayside Savings
Bank, Coastal Community
Bank, Gulf/Franklin
Realtor's Association,
Friends of Jeanne, Clowns
for A Cure, VFW, Superior
Bank, Faith Christian
School, Gulf County Sheriff
Department, Gulf County
School Board, Gulf County
Courthouse, Beacon Hill
Wellness Center and Port
St. Joe High School.
The Port St. Joe
Elementary School raised
the most money, and the
best-decorated campsite
belonged to the team from


the VFW
The Wewahitchka Relay
was held May 9 at Honeyville
Park.
The event was not a
traditional relay, but a five-
hour event focused on edu-
cating the public on cancer
topics via public service
announcements and infor-
mational track markers.
In conjunction with the
main event, Wewahitchka
Elementary School hosted
their own relay at the school
that morning, and raised
$180 for the American
Cancer Society.


Participating teams
included Taunton Truss,
Vision Bank, Buy Rite
Pharmacy, Wewahitchka


Elementary School,
Wewahitchka Middle
School, First United
Methodist Youth, Westside
Baptist Church and St.
John's Episcopal Church.
Funds raised at both
relays will be used for
research, advocacy, educa-
tion and services including:
*Man to Man (educa-
tion and support for men
and their families coping
with prostate cancer),
*Reach to Recovery
(assistance for women deal-
ing with the emotional and
physical effects of breast
cancer),
*Road to Recovery
(provides transportation for
cancer patients),
*I Can Cope (series of
educational classes for peo-
ple with cancer, their fami-


lies and friends),
*Look Good Feel Better
(helps cancer patients
regain confidence and emo-
tional balance following the
physical changes that can
occur as a result of cancer
treatment),
*R.O.C.K. (Reaching
Out to Cancer Kids),
*R.O.C.K. Camp, College
Scholarship Program (open
to all college-age Florida
residents diagnosed with
cancer before the age of
21).
For more information
on any of these services and
more, please call the Bay
Area Unit of the American
Cancer Society at (850)
785-9205.
The Port St. Joe and
Wewahitchka Relay for Life
Committees would like to
extend their thanks to the
following individuals and
companies for their sup-
port of the 2008 event:

Port St. Joe Relay for
Life

Sponsors/Supporters
F a i r P o i n t
Communications
St. Joe Company
Preble-Rish Inc.
Progress Energy
Florida
' Cathey Construction


and Development
Port St. Joe Lions Club
Beach Realty of Cape
San Bias
Gulf County School
Board
Yesco Scaffolding

Relay Committee
Event Chair- Suzanne
Doran
Team Development-
Darlene Spencer
Team Recruitment-
Cathy Rutherford
Sponsorship- Greg
Wood
Survivor- Phyllis
Altstaetter, Elaine
Logistics- Scott "The
Man" Baker
Activities/Ent- Sheryl
Bradley
Luminaria- Carolyn
Witten


Accounting- Tricia
Paulson
Advocacy- Scott "The
Man" Baker
Mrs. Gant


Special thanks to:
Tony and Mary Baird
Boyd and Paula Pickett
Bruce Duty
City of Port St Joe
Couch Ready Mix USA
DJ Tony Bostick
Family Life Church
GC Tourism
Development Council
George Kelley
Gulf County EMS
Gulf County Health
Department Hank Cozine,
PA.
Gulf County School
Maintenance Department
Mary Lou Cumbie
PSJ Police Department
PSJHS Navy JROTC
PSJHS Keyettes
Scott Lamberson
Star Publications
Thom and Mary Baird
Tim Wilder
Tom Willner
Eugene Raffield
Cathy Rutherford
Pastor Barwick
Fish'n Xpress ,

Wewahitchka Relay for


park for the event;
*Gulf County Mosquito
Control who ensured that
the air was bug free, and
for their gift of a case of bug


Gulf Coast Electric Co-op
*Gulf County
Commissioner Carmen
McLemore.


Thanks to:


We wahitchka
Elementary first and third
graders for decorating lumi-
naria bags;
*Prison work crews for
cleaning and preparing the


All Photos courtesy of Tom Baird and Scott Lamberson


7)emlfe Sasne!!to jzIarry

Connie Demille and Gary Sasnett, together with their
families, announce their engagement and upcoming
wedding. The bride elect is employed at Bay Medical
center as a registered nurse. Her fiance is employed at
Smufit Stone Container Corporation in the Maintenance
department. The wedding will be held on June 7, 2008
at 2:00 p.m. CST at Oak Grove Assembly of God, 613
Madison Street in Port St. Joe, FL. A reception will follow
at the Centennial Building on 2201 Centennial Drive,
also in Port St. Joe All friends and family are welcome
to attend.


Beach Belles Meeting

On May 30th at 10:00 a.m. Central Time, the Beach
Belles will meet in the Mexico Beach Civic Center.
There will be art and lunch. A local artist will guide you
through creating your own original art canvas. Process
will be easy and fun. Cost for lesson and supplies
will only be $15.00. Lunch will be provided. Space
is limited to 20 participants, so please RSVP to MaryJo
Walsh 648-1119 or Jenny Kinsey at 647-2989. Come
join the fun and bring your dues.





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The Port St. Joe Relay for
Life Committee will host a
wrap-up party will be held on
Friday, June 6 at 7 p.m. ET
at-Beach Realty, located on
Reid Ave. in Port St. Joe.


& Raffle


Fundraiser


To Raise Money




To honor our fishing buddy and to bring the fishing

community a great new public reef



The Clay Eubanks Memorial Reef


When?? Sat. May 31

11:00 2:00

Can't make it? Please send all donations to the

Mexico Beach Artificial Reef Association, Inc.

Note: Clay Eubanks Fund

PO Box 13006
Mexico Beach FL 32410

Dr. Ron Childs President
rechilds@bellsouth.net


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LOCAL GROUPS TO CLEAN LITTER FROM RIVERS Kids Meet


Volunteers Pitch In
Apalachicola, Florida
- Local citizens are band-
ing together to clean up
litter on the Apalachicola,
Carrabelle and Chipola
Rivers, as part of National
River Cleanup Week
2008. The Apalachicola
Riverkeeper, Carrabelle
Waterfront Partnership,
Main Street Marianna, and
the City of Chattahoochee
will conduct river cleanup
with the help of volunteers
on Saturday May 31 from 8
a.m. until noon. Cleanups
will start with coffee and
donuts at the various meet-
ing spots.
"We try and create
opportunities to clean up
these beautiful rivers,"
says Andy Smith, Executive
Director of the Apalachicola


ercleanup.org. "It's thrill-
ing to see so many people


Park in Chattahoochee.
The following team


as Part of American Rivers National River Cleanup Week
Riverkeeper. "It can be dis- across the nation pitching leaders can be contacted
heartening to see so much in to protect their local for more information: Anna
litter, but that's overcome river or favorite stream," Gering at the Apalachicola
by the comradery and good said Rebecca Wodder, pres- Riverkeeper, 850-653-
spirits of folks who are ident of American Rivers, 8936, Tamara Allen at
committed to making the the organization that coor- Carrabelle Waterfront
world a better place for dinates National River Partnership in Carrabelle,
people and critters." Cleanup Week. 850-697-2141, Chuck Sims
National River Cleanup At 8 a.m. on Saturday at Main Street Marianna,
Week, presented by May 31, volunteers will 850-482-2786, and Lee
American Rivers, kicks off a gather at the public land- Garner with the City of
series of community-based ing behind the St. Vincent Chattahoochee, 850-663-
stream cleanup nation- Island National Wildlife 4475. Volunteers on foot
wide beginning May 31, Refuge office on Scipio and with boats are needed
2008. This popular annual Creek in Apalachicola, to clean up landings and
event helps raise public at the City Pavilion in boat ramps, creek and
awareness of the magni- Carrabelle, at Gaskin river sites using canoes or
tude of trash accumulat- Park in Wewahitchka, at kayaks, and sites acces-
ing in our nation's water- Bear Paw Canoe Rentals sible by power boats. Call
ways. Learn more about on Magnolia Road in your area's team leader to
National River Cleanup Marianna, and at the Picnic coordinate your participa-
Week at wwwnationalriv- Pavilion at River Landing tion.


By Marie Logan
Star Staff Writer

It's all about kids and
their toys.
John Grantland, Public
Works 'Director for the
city of Port St. Joe, helped
dozens of school children
learn about what the Public
Works Department does
for the community during
the recent National 'Public
Works Week.
Last week was the first
time the city of Port St.
Joe had participated in the
recentlyestablished national
event that educates children
and residents of cities to the
jobs and equipment utilized
by municipal public works
departments.
Grantland and some of


FOUNDER'S DAY



GOLF TOURNAMENT


JUNE 7,TH 2008
This tournament is
being sponsored by Preble-
Rish Inc, co-sponsor of the
Third Annual Founders
Day Tournament and the
St. Joseph Bay Country
Club.
The Committee for the
tournament is looking for
teams to join up and help
make this day very nice for
everyone.
This 'tournament is
open to the public, all
members and their guests.


The entry form will show
the handicap requirements
for the team. Let's make
June 7 a day to come out,
enjoy a day of golf and
have a chance of winning
$10,000 for a hole in one
if made on Hole #7. Other
prizes will be given for spe-
cial events.
It will be a day to play
. a fun round with friends,
receive some nice compli-
mentary gifts, chance of
winning some great door
prizes and special event
prizes.


You will also be able
to enjoy a delicious buffet
dinner immediately after
completing your round.
All of this for $60 per
person, or $240 for a team
that you helped form.
Please call Jerry Stokoe
at 899-1036 if you have
any questions. You can also
register by telephone. All
team entries must be paid
by June 2.
Players may pick up
an entry form at UpTempo
in Port St. Joe or the St.
Joseph Bay Country Club


Pro Shop.
All proceeds will be
used to sponsor a golf and
tennis clinic for local chil-
dren in the surrounding
area, and to make capi-
tal improvements to the
golf course facilities and
grounds. The proceeds
from the past tournaments
have made some great
improvements such as a
large screen t.v, new furni-
ture, p.a. system, website,
new signs, and irrigation
system improvements.


American Red Cross

Learn-to-Swim

Program 2008


American Red Cross has joined
together with your local 4-H program
to help educate our children on how
to be safe in and around the water.
Lessons will be held in Wewahitchka
June 3 June 13 (Tuesday Friday).
There are several entrance levels.
Cost is $35.00. Registration will be
at the Gulf County Extension Office,
Monday Friday, 9am-12pm CT,
through June 2 For further infor-
mation contact the Gulf County 4-H
Program at (850) 639-3200.


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NASCAR FUN SHOW
Jean McMillian and Jesse Eubanks are sponsoring
a NASCAR Fun Show (Horse Show) to benefit Big River
Rider's 4.H Horse Club. This event is to help raise money
to help offset expenses to send members to State competi-
tion in July to Tampa, Florida.
Participants have to have one (1) sponsor to partici-
pate with a minimum of $20.00 sponsorship and a $5.00
entry. Each participant has to make a sign for their spon-
sorships (unless sponsor provides one). Each participant
will be given a NASCAR driver and number.
This will be a day of fun for everyone. Participants will
be competing in several fun events such as Car Crash (egg
& spoon), Pit Stop (ride-a-buck),' Roster Pull (Magazine
race), Stop 'n Go (musical feed bags) to name a few.
Concessions will be on the grounds. This will be filled
with much entertainment for everyone. Come on out and
support the Big River Rider's 4-H Club.
For further information call 639-3200 or 227-6696.



Pt of the Week
















Available now for adoption from the St. Joseph Bay
Humane Society -
Jett, a beautiful black kitten, (pictured); Duchess a
beautiful lady,, Sassy, a beautiful, brindle female; Ginger,
a beautiful tri-color cat; Pepper and Peaches, small and
friendly pups, Puppies, puppies: Come and see.
Always kittens! Come see.
Please visit Faith's Thrift Hut, 1007 Tenth Street.
Thrusday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Please
call 227-1109 for more information. Volunteers needed.

Help Wanted
St. Joseph Bay Hyumane Society, Inc.
1007 Tenth Street, PS3
Equal Opportunity Employer/Drug-Free Work Place
Apply at shelter 10 a.m. 4 p.m.
Tues. Sat.

REWARD
Missing Male Cat
Goes by the name of Gray Boy, Last seen at 1312 Palm Blvd.
Thursday, May 8, 200. Colors, gray and white.
Has nerve damage to his righ back leg.
If found or seen please call
229-1046 or 227-7087





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Port St. Joe, FL 32456
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The Star, Port St. Joe, FL Thursday, May 29, 2008 3B


Established 1937 Serving Gulf County and surrounding areas for 70 years


Machines
brought some of their
big "toys" to Port St. Joe
Elementary School to let
78 first graders touch and
look at tractors, backhoes,
trucks and other big pieces
of equipment.
Grantland, the father
of two children, ages
* three and seven, gave a
presentation scaled to his
pint-sized audience and
fielded questions from the
inquisitive first graders.
"They, were great,"
Grantland said. "Some,of
their answers to questions
were terrific."
"What's that", was the
most frequently asked
question, he laughed, "but I
answer that every day with
my kids. They were really
fun."








Town Hall Meeting and Forum to "People In Need"


Discuss Underage Drinking


The Gulf County
Substance Abuse Coalition,
in conjunction with the Gulf
County Health Department
and the Gulf County School
Board, is hosting a Town
Hall Meeting and Forum to
discuss the sobering facts
related to underage drink-
ing in Gulf County. Facts
such as:
*Out of the 67 coun-
ties that make up the state
of Florida, Gulf County is
ranked second for past
30-day binge drinking with
a rate of 24.1, only 8/10 of
a point behind the leader,


Public meeting: Air
Installation Compatible
Use Zone study
The U.S. Air Force will
conduct an informational
meeting in conjunction with
the- 2008 Air Installation
Compatible Use Zone
study for Tyndall Air Force
Base at 6 p.m. May 27 in
the Gulf'Coast Community
College Student Union East
Conference Center, locat-
ed at 5230 W. Hwy 98.
The purpose of the AICUZ
program is to promote
compatible land develop-
ment in areas subject to


Monroe County (Key West).
*The rate of drinking
in high school and mid-
dle school in Gulf County
(32.9%) is significantly
higher than that of ciga-
rettes (16.5%) and mari-
juana (13.6%).
*The problem is get-
ting worse as students'
acceptance of binge drink-
ing and social drinking
has increased rather than
declined over the past sev-
eral years.
The goal of the Town
Hall Meeting is two-fold.
One goal is to raise aware-


ness and educate the com-
munity on underage alcohol
use. The other is to find out
what youth and the com-
munity as a whole actu-
ally think about alcohol in
terms of availability, ways
to help prevent underage
youth from drinking, and
alcohol as a public health
issue.
Local and state experts
will be available to answer
questions.
The public is invited
and encouraged to attend.
Students, parents, busi-
ness leaders and youth


organizations will all ben-
efit from this event and
learn about the dangers
of underage drinking, the
impact of underage alcohol
use on the community, the
importance of prevention
and the value of parents
discussing the issue with
their children.
The Town Hall Meeting
will be held at Gulf Coast
Community College, Gulf/
Franklin Center, on June
9 at 6 p.m. ET. For more
information, call 850-227-
4913.


r.Tyndall Eye

aircraft noise The Tyndall Retiree or email ttsmgr.sandy(
and accident Activity Office is looking for yahoo.com.
potential. volunteers to help provide
The 2008 information and assistance -Speakers available
AICUZ will to visiting and local mili- Looking for a speaker


document
changes since
the last study at Tyndall
AFB in 1994. Questions
concerning the meeting or
the AICUZ study should be
directed to:
325th Fighter Wing
Public Affairs Office
445 Suwannee Rd, Ste.
129
Tyndall AFB, FL
32403
Phone: (850) 283-
45D00
Fax: (850) 283-3225
Retiree Activity
Office seeking volun-
teers


tary retirees, family mem-
bers and surviving spouses
of retirees. Interested indi-
viduals, call the RAO at
283-2737 or email 'RAO@(
tyndall.af.mil.
Thrift Shop changes
days, hours of opera-
tion
The Tyndall Thrift
Shop will change days and
hours of operation begin-
ning June 1. The shop will
be open 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Tuesday, Wednesdays
and Thursdays weekly.
Consignments will be taken
by appointment. For more
information, call 286-5888


for your next community
function? Tyndall has an
active speakers' bureau,
which provides local orga-
nizations public speakers
for community events free
of charge. Topics of speech-
es can range from general
Air Force mission overviews
to 'yndall-specific topics.
For more information or
to arrange for a speaker,
contact the 325th Fighter
Wing Public Affairs Office
at 283-4500.
For the latest Tyndall
news and events, visit www.
tyndall.af.mil.


Bake Sale


The People in Need program committee has had a
great number of people who need help during these bad
economic times. We are running low on our funds that
have to stretch out through Dec. 31. Our committee will
be holding a Bake Sale on June 1 after mass on Sunday
morning. We need some people to volunteer and bake some
cakes, cupcakes, or brownies. Please call Jerry Stokoe at
899-1036 if you would like to help us. Dawn Still will be
the chairperson for this event. The baked items can be
brought to the church hall Sunday morning or dropped
off at the hall before or after mass on Saturday, May 31.
Please call Jerry if you have any questions.

Gulf County Senior

Citizens' Famous BBQ

Pork Sandwich Fundraiser
The Gulf County Senior Citizens will be selling their
Famous BBQ Pork Sandwiches on Friday, June 6 from 11
a.m. to 1 p.m. in Port St. Joe at Frank Pate Park. We will
make group deliveries of 5 or more sandwiches to local
business and others will be on first-come, first-served
basis.
The meal will include a BBQ pork sandwich, chips,
pickle, and a dessert. The cost will be $5.00 and all
proceeds will be used to help pay the cost of meals and
services for seniors in Gulf County. We will be accepting
DELIVERY orders through June 4. Please call 229-8466
if you have any questions.

Senior Citizens present
"Seasoned with Thyme" Cookbook
The 2008 Gulf County Cook Book, "Seasoned with
Thyme" is now on sale!
Each cookbook has over 500 time tested recipes!
The proceeds of the cookbook will go to the Gulf
'County Senior Citizens, and will help us continue to pro-
vide vital services to our Senior Citizens of Gulf County.
The cook books are $15.00 each and you can pick
your copy up at the following locations:
PSJ Senior Center
PSJ Branch of Vision Bank
Buy Rite Drugs in Wewahitchka
(formally Pitts Pharmacy)
Or you can call Heather Bryant at 850-229-8226 and
she can arrange for you to get a copy.


Vacation Bible School Benefit for Bob Davis
Vacaion 'ibe Sc oolYard S ale 7:00 a.mn.


Welcome to God's Big Backyard.
Get ready for an outdoor adventure
that starts in your own backyard and
gets bigger each day as kids take the
love of Jesus into their neighbor-
hoods and communities! This back-
yard adventure will take place daily
right here at
Each day begins at Backyard
Bash with large-group music, a skit,
and fun, where kids will be intro-
duced to a Bible story and Life Focus.
Then after kids experience the other
activities of the day, kids gather back
to Backyard Bash to review, to be
encouraged, and to be motivated to


serve others!
Other sites include Backyard
Bible Club, where kids will explore the
Bible story in a variety of interactive
ways and apply the story by complet-
ing the "It's Your Serve" service chal-
lenges; Backyard Food & Fun, where
kids have time to move around, have
fun, and fill up; Clothesline Creations,
where kids have fun creating crafts
that are service- and lesson-oriented;
and Community Corner, where kids
hear stories about community ser-
vants and will get motivated to be
involved in community projects! And
all these fun activities connect to the


Bible story, Bible Memory, and the
Life Focus of serving!
Stanley, Alex, Cooper (the dog),
and Nick (the squirrel), are waiting
for some backyard crews to join them
in serving and having a blast!
Sign up at our preregistration
event.
Date: June 9-13
Place: 2001 Constitution Irive
Time: 9-12 p.m.
Contact: 227-1724 or visit vaca-
tionbibleschool.com/funcpsj
Come join the fun in God's Big
Backyard!


Gospel Sing 10:00 a.m.
Hamburgers & Hot Dogs
June 7 at Sheffield Park
Lynn Haven, Florida


Brother Bob needs a knee replacement. Before he can
be treated he has to have $1500.00,
We are trusting in God that with your help we will be
able to .raise this money.
If you can help us in this it would be greatly appreci-
ated.
To make a donation or volunteer to help, contact:
Linda Freeman at 722-4096 or 625-8779
Or
Tom Toole 850-763-4422
Or
Jeff Toole 348-2933


/ In Loving Memory of


Betty E. Folsom

Betty E. Folsom
May 23, 1966 May 23, 2008
Ms. Folsom was born in Jacksonville, FL and was a resident of Kinard, FL.
She is survived by two daughters, Zara and Megan Folsom; her mother, Betty
S. Lovett; a sister, Teresa Windham; two brothers, James Windham and Barney
Duckworth; two grandchildren, Jayda and Justin Espada; 2 nephews, Kirby Pearce
and Cameron Gonzales.
You are now in the arms of an angel. You are loved and missed.


/In Loving Memory of



Francis Taylor Kirkland

March 6, 1928 May 27, 2007

You left us a year ago and we still miss you every day. You had a great smile and
a sparkle in your. eyes. All we have.to do us look at the stars and we know you are
looking down on us. Our love for you will last forever and we are looking forward to
meeting you in Heaven one day. Gone from our sight but not from our hearts.
We love and miss you,
Connie, Linda, Ronnie, Erin, Sean & Corey


T TO KNOW CHRIST AND TO MAKE HIM KNOWN


ST. JAMES'

EPISCOPAL CHURCH

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





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C H U R C H
Sunday Morning Service ................................ 11:00 a.m.
"A Reformed Voice in the Community"
www.faithbiblepsj.net
801 20th Street Port St. Joe 229-6707
Home of Faith Christian School



St. Peter's Anglican Church FI7 j
(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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111 North 22nd Street Mexico Beach, FL 32410
Sunday Worship Services:
8:30 a.m. Traditional Worship
9:45 a.m CST Bible Study
11:00 a.m. Contemporary Worship
Open Hearts. Open minds. Open doors.
The people of Mexico leach United Mehllodist (hur(h
NuOSIu PROVIDED
Rev. Ted Lovelace, Pastor Church/Office: 648-8820



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




Oak Grove Church
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Come Grow With Us!


Sunday School 9:45
Sunday Worship Service 10:45
Wednesday Cafe 5 pm
Wednesday 6:1,5
Adult Bible Study
Children & Youth Ministries


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


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


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first Church of the 9(azarene
2420 Long .Avenue Port St. Joe, Florida 32456
(850) 229-9596

Give unto the Lordthe glonj ue iss name, worship the Lord in the beauty ofhoiness.
Psalm 29:2


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


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


S_ First aptist Church
102 THIRD STREET PORT ST. JOE

Brent Vickery, Pastor
*SW -'.'- 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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Baptist Dinners

Zion Fair Missionary Baptist Church. 280 Avenue C,
Port St. Joe will be serving down-home delicious cooked
Sunday Dinners on this Sunday, May 25, 2008, beginning
at 11:30 until all gone for a donation of 86.00. Meal is
includes (baked or fried chicken,or stew beef; rice or
dressing; greens or green beans, cornbread, desserts,
and tea. You may phone in your to go order or dine with
us in the church dining hall. The church phone number
is: (850) 227-1361. Point of Contact: Sis Ida Bell
Bryant and Sis. Annie Lee Baker.




The Christian Conscience


Now the Spirit express-
ly says that in latter times
some will depart from the
faith, giving heed to deceiv-
ing spirits and doctrines of
demons, speaking lies in
hypocrisy, having their own
conscience seared with a
hot iron... ( 1 Tim 4:1 2 )
What does this mean,
being seared with a hot
iron? Have you ever
noticed that whenever you
have a burn, the next time
you have a burn in the
same place, it hurts you
less? Have you noticed that
when you utter a bad word,
it becomes easier to utter
the same bad word again?
Or, have you noticed that
when you miss attending
your church on Sunday,
you don't feel as bad about
missing church the next
Sunday also?
I heard someone say
once, I don't have to go
to church. I can worship
God at home. That per-
son obviously hasn't read


his Bible. The Bible clear-
ly teaches that if you are
physically able, you should
go to church. There are a
number of reasons why you
should go to church.
In 1 Corinthians 12:
7 10, the apostle writes,
"But the manifestation of
the Spirit is given to each
one FOR THE PROFIT OF
ALL: for to one is given the
word of wisdom through
the Spirit, to another the
word of knowledge through
the same Spirit,- to another
faith by the same Spirit,
to another gifts of heal-
ing by the same Spirit, to
another the working of mir-
acles, to another prophecy,
to another discerning of
spirits, to another differ-
ent kinds of tongues, to
another the interpretation
of tongues."
In Hebrews 10:
24,25 it is written, '"And
let us CONSIDER ONE
ANOTHER, in order to
STIR UP LOVE AND GOOD


Gospel Sing
We would like to invite you and your family to join
in this special event sponsored by Emmaus United
Methodist Church:
Christian Virtues Gospel Opry will be hosting a
gospel sing. The featured group is the Christian Virtues
Gospel Band. Also, this event will include an open
microphone for all who wish to sing. However, singers
will need to bring their instruments or soundtracks pre-
pared to sing. Refreshments will be served.
Saturday, May 31, 2008
Time: 6:30 9:30 p.m.
Emmaus United Methodist Church 871-3903
1206 County Road 2297 (near Cook Bayou/Sandy
Creek Ranch)


WORKS, not forsaking the
assembling of ourselves
together, as is the manner
.of some, but EXHORTING
ONE ANOTHER, and so
much the more, as you see
the Day approaching."
Sunday morning is
not the time to be watch-
ing Christian TV. Those,
who are at church, suffer
when you aren't there. You
can't stir up love and good
works, or exhort someone,
by staying at home watch-
ing Christian TV.
And, at least, .some of
your tithes, and offerings,
belong to the local church.
We don't pass an offering
plate in our church, but
that doesn't change the fact
that the tithe belongs to
the Lord. You can't give
a brother or sister in the
Lord, a word of wisdom, or
a word of knowledge unless
you are there at your local
church. You can't comfort
someone who is hurting if
you aren't there.
There is a preparation
that should come before
going to church. I have


noticed that a number
of visitors to our church
weren't prepared. The
apostle wrote of such .a
situation in 1 Corinthians
3:2, "I fed you with milk
and not with solid food;
for until now you were not
able to receive it, and even
now you are still not able.
" If the pastor gives a good
challenging sermon, you
will be turned-off by it, if
you haven't spent the time
in Bible reading and prayer
before the service. If you
have received poor teach-
ing at another church, you
will be turned-off by good
teaching.
Do 'your homework,
and go to a good church
this Sunday!
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
pastor@mexicobeach-
cwc.com


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


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

Morning Worship: 11:00 a.m.
Methodist Youth Fellowship: 6.00 p.m.
Evening Worship: 7:30 p.m.
All Times are EST


Rev. Mac Fuicher
PASTOR
Jeremy Dixon
Director of Youth Ministries
Deborah Loylss
Director of Children Ministries
Ann Comforter
Music Director


The friendly place to worship!


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


BEACH BAPTIST CHAPEL
311 Columbus St. St. Joe Beach, FL 32456
A LIGHTHOUSE FOR THE LORD
SUNDAY: General Assembly 9:45 a.m. ET* Bible Study all ages 10 a.m. ET
Morning Worship 11 a.m. ET Evening Worship 6 p.m. ET
Tuesday: Choir Practice 7 p.m.
Wednesday: Kidi 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 Him.
Please accept this invitation to join us in worship. God bless you!
Please call us for your spiritual needs.
www.beachchapel.org
Pastor David Nichols
Church 647-3950 Home 769-8725


Chlirclh f Christ Worship with us at
at the Beaches e LongAvenue Baptist Church
Established 33 AD in Jerusalem n J.
K lz1'T 4jWlere Faith, Family c&Friendship are found
S--Bible Study Sunday: 9:15am
We meet at ~ 350 Firehouse Etoacd Worship: 10:30am and 7:00pm
Overstreet ~ 850.64=7.1622 Wednesday


Sunday Bible Study
Sunday Worship
Wednesday Bible Study


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


[I"We are about our Fa-ther's business"


Jesus is Lord and He is waiting
SFOR YOU AT:
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382 Ling Street Highland View
Port St. Joe, Florida 32456
(850)227-1306
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship 11:00 a.m.
Evening Service 7:00 p.m.
Mike Westbrook, Discipleship Training 6:00 p.m.
Pastor Wednesday Prayer 7:00 p.m.




CHURCH OF CHRIST
MEETS


Singing:
Worship:


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


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


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 .............. 9:45 a.m.
Sunday Morning Service .......11:00 a.m.
Sunday Evening Service........ 6:00 p.m.
Monday Night Youth Service ..... 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday Night ............ 7:00 p.m.

Pastor Howard Riley Welcomes Everyone



fIamilyif e (huch
"Touching Lives with the Love of Jesus"
Join us in worship . Apoaochico JoeCity
10:30 Sunday MorningHwy. 98
7:00 Wednesday Evening <-- ->9
Pastors Andrew v
& 5 Reid Ave.
Cathy Rutherford ide
Rhema Bible Training Center graduates Life h
Visit our website at: familylifechurch.net Wewohitchka
323 Reid Avenue Port St. Joe 229-LIFE (5433)


"My Commitment"

Dear Lord Jesus,
Thank you for dying on the cross to take. away my
sins. I am sorry for the wrong things that I have done. I
ask your forgiveness.
Create in me a clean heart and grant me Lord your
righteousness. :-.
I plead the Blood of you, Jesus, right now and today
and forever.
I receive you, Jesus, into my heart to be my Savior .
and Lord.
I need your healing love, and I choose your guidance
and direction, and I lose all wrong beliefs and attitudes
I've ever learned from the world that would turn me from
seeking only you.
I commit all that I am and all that I am not to you.
In Jesus' Name Arthur Addison (center) was baptized at the
Amen Gulf County Jail by First Baptist Church pastor
Brent Vickery (at his right). His family-attended
-A. T. Addison the ceremony..


o) Gospel Sing at Emmaus

Zion Fair Missionary United Methodist Church


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COMFORTER Rish, Gibson, Scholz &
FUNERAL HOME Groom, P.A.
W. P. "Rocky" Comforter William J. Rish, Thomas S. Gibson, Russell Scholz.
L.F.D. Paul W. Groom II
(850) 227-1818 (850) 229-8211


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This past week, the
students at Faith Christian
were treated to a visit lby
the sheriff department's
K-9 unft. When all were
assembled in the multi-
purpose building, Captain
Greg Cole talked to the
students explaining why
the department has a K-9
unit and how it operates.
He introduced Sheriff
Joe Nugent and his dog
Amber, a bloodhound
used for tracking his own
dogs Jacob, a yellow lab,
and Maximus, a brown
lab, used as cadaver dogs;
Deputy Jerome Williams
and dog Sybal, a black
shepherd used as an attach
or "bite dog," and Major
Bobbly Plair. Captain Cole
described the circum-
stances under which these
dogs would be deployed
and what they expect the
dogs to accomplish. After
his talk, the group pro-


At chapel, K-4 student
Johnston, Gabi Wood, Hannah '
Brianna Biagini, Caleb Fields an
Baker sing and sign praise
Jesus.


ceeded outside where one
K-9 demonstrated how he
finds hidden drugs. There
were a number of over-
turned boxes in the yard,
but only one had drugs
under it. The group then
walked to Griffin Park
where cadaver parts had
been previously hidden
and a trail laid for the
bloodhound. Capt. Cole
then commanded Jacob
and Maximus, separately,
to search for the "evidence,"
and each in turn did not
let him down. The dogs,
as Capt. Cole explained,
work for a reward of much
attention and a lot of love.
Following this impressive
demonstration, Capt. Cole
put on a protective arm
covering and pretended to
be the "bad guy." Deputy
Williams ordered Sybal
to attack, and Capt. Cole
was quickly brought to the
ground. After several other
demonstrations,
Amber, the
bloodhound,
got a chance to
impress every-
one with her
nose. She accu-
rately traced
Capt. Cole's
two-hour-old
path through
the park and
located him
hiding behind a
clump of trees.
its Reese The students
Tomlinson, will definitely
nd Zachary have a better
songs to have a better


The 2008 Gulf County Cook
Book,


"Seasoned


with Thyme"
is now on sale!


Each cookbook has over 500
time tested recipes!


The proceeds of the cookbook
will go to the Gulf County
Senior Citizens, and will help
us continue to provide vital
services to our Senior Citizens
of Gulf County.


The cookbooks are $15.00
each and you can pick your
copy up at the following
locations:
PSJ Senior Center
PSJ Branch of Vision Bank
Buy Rite Drugs in Wewahitchka
(formerly Pitts Pharmacy)


Or you can call Heather Bryant
at 850-229-8226 and she can
arrange for you to get a copy.


After taking FCS teacher Mrs. Mandy
Jones as a "hostage," Capt. Cole is taken
down as Deputy Williams orders his K-9
Sybal to attack.


understanding
of and respect
for these offi-
cers and their
dogs.
The K-3,
K-4, and K-5
classes have
finished their
course of
study, so our
Marvin Avenue
wing has
seemed some-
what empty
this week. The
K-3 class ended
this year with
a program at
the end of their
school day
last Thursday,
May 22. That
evening at 6
parents and
friends gath-
ered at the
school to wit-
ness the K-9
pro gram.'
Graduation for
the K-5 class
was at 6:30
p.m. on Friday,
May 23. We
will have .more
about these
delightful pro-
grams next
week.
Please
remember to
register your
child as soon
as possible
for the coming
year. Forms
can be picked
up and turned
in at the office,
or you may call
229-6707 for
more informa-
tion. Early reg-
istration helps
us better plan
for your child
next year.


FCS second graders show off their
"Growing Up Where Jesus Lived" proj-
ects. Front: Courtney Davidson, Celeste
Chiles and Dakarian Larry. Back: Jordan
Alexander, Bryce Johnston, Hannah
Lee, Matthew Costin, Gabe MNatincheck,
Thomas Miniat and Debra Burdeshaw.
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Rebecca Belin on


Troy Chancellor List
TROY, Ala. Troy University has announced its honor
students for spring semester, according to Dr. Ed Roach,
Senior Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost. Rebecca
Belin of Port St. Joe earned a spot on that list.
Full-time undergraduate students who earned a 4.0
grade point average for the spring semester are recognized
on the Chancellor's List, the university's to honor roll.
Full-time undergraduate students who earned a grade
point average of 3.65 or higher on a 4.0 scale are recog-
nized on the Provost's List. Troy University offers associ-
ate, bachelor's, master's and education specialist degrees,
preparing students in the fields of fine arts, communica-
tion, business, education, sciences and the humanities,
applied science, nursing and allied health sciences.
Troy University operates four campuses in Alabama
and maintains degree programs at more than 60 cam-
puses in 17 states and 11 foreign countries, serving more
than 27,000 students worldwide.
Please see Chancellor's List and Provost's List for
students from your area.





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Port St. Joe
El Tementary School

Our last day of school is May 30th. That day will
be an early release at 11:30 am and no lunch will be
served.
Reminder to parents of students who are interested in
attending the Summer Archaeology Enrichment Camp to
sign up at school. The deadline for registration has been
extended to May 30th. So please register to secure your
spot. Summer camp will begin on June 9, 2008.
.What a wonderful year we have had and we are look-
ing forward to a safe and happy summer. Enjoy your
family; share a good book, a trip to the museum, or an
educational adventure.
See you next year on August 18th, 2008. Should you
have any question please feel free to call our school.



Port St. Joe Elementary


Dazzling Dolphins


Caleb Othic, Gabrielle Nicodemus, Isaac Wockenfuss


Angel Barbee (left) wins 2008 Outstanding Adjunct
Instructor at Gulf Coast Community College, shown here
with the Gulf Coast Community College President Jim Kerley
presenting her with the award.








NEW Computer Training at the Gulf/Franklin Center


Are you interested in learning about digital
photography or improving your computer skills?
The computer training courses at the Gulf/Franklin
Center are a convenient option for residents of
Gulf and Franklin counties who want to sharpen
their computer skills or learn the in's and out's of
digital photography. Instructors focus on creating
an atmosphere of learning and fun, so there are no
grades or tests.
Registration is quick and easy! Go to gulfcoast.edu,
select "Continuing Education" and follow the
registration directions or, contact us at 227.9670
for more information and to request a summer
schedule. Your future begins today!



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Class will be held June 16-18; 2:00 4:00pm;


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Digital Photography 101


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6B Thursday, May 29, 2008 The Star, Port St. Joe, FIL Established 1937


FCS second graders show off their
"Growing Up Where Jesus Lived" proj-
ects. Front: Courtney Davidson, Celeste
Chiles and Dakarian Larry. Back: Jordan
Alexander, Bryce Johnston, Hannah
Lee, Matthew Costin, Gabe Matincheck,
Thomas Miniat and Debra Burdeshaw.
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Wewa Elementary Enjoys Fly

Tying Lesson from Bea Bea Bugs
Mrs. Pain Sumner's fourth graders were recently entertained with a fly tying lesson
from John Chambliss of Bea Bea Bugs. The students enjoyed designing a personal fly
in a dazzling array of colors. The class was surprised to learn that Mr.Chambliss makes
the body of the fly from a Tupelo root found locally. They suggest that if you want to
have some fun and catch a big bream to look for Bea Bea Bugs Bad Boy in your local
fishing supply store.


WES 4th Graders "Pickin' and Grinin"'
As the school year
comes to an end, field trips
have always been a highlight.
This year, the fourth grade
students at Wewahitchka
Elementary School experi-
enced a different type of
field trip. They had an "in
school field trip" where
the exhibits and learning
experiences came to them.
They enjoyed a morning of --
music and art provided by
Mr. Robert Miller, a talent-
ed banjo player, and Mrs.
Traci Gaddis, a very patient
artist. The students also
did other projects and activities like tie dying and working on space probes and space
vehicle. The field trip continued by going to the WES Pavilion for a picnic lunch and then
a few minutes of fun at the track. We all had a wonderful day on our "in school field trip",
and special "Thanks" to our talented residents of Gulf County, Mr. Robert Miller and
Mrs. Traci Gaddis for donating their time to our students!
WES Third Grade Class Produces Giant


Wewahitchka Elementary
Rewards Perfect Attendance
Wewahitchka Elementary School would like to con-
gratulate fifth grader Larson Bozeman (to, left). Larson
was the only student at WES to have perfect attendance
during the 2007-2008 school year. Attending school all
day long every day without ever being tardy or ever leav-
ing early is quite an accomplishment. Larson will receive a
certificate and a $100 gift card to Toys R Us at the upcom-
ing fifth grade awards program.


Norris-- From Page 1B

her by example.
"She's always just genuine, always does what's right.
She won't ever write me a Ashton was sick from school
today,' no matter how much I want her to,'" said Norris.
In her essay, Norris stressed the importance of acting
ethically, having good morals and being a positive role
model.
"The best way to get people interested is by not 'talk-
ing the talk' but instead by 'walking the walk,'" wrote
.Norris.
Norris' essay and impressive resume of extra- curric-
ular activities Keyettes treasurer, National Honor Society,
Senior Executive board, cheerleading, soccer captain -
impressed the judges.
At the May 13 awards ceremony at Black Angus res-
taurant ih Panama City, Better Business Bureau represen-
tatives announced that Norris was the first Port St. Joe
High School senior to receive the scholarship.
Norris plans to use her award to pay for expenses at
the University of North Florida in Jacksonville, where she
intends to major in business.
After college, she hopes to open her own fashion busi-
ness.
At present, Norris waits to hear back from the
approximately 15 scholarships for which she's submitted
applications.
*With the recent award of the Student Ethics
Scholarship, she's currently 1 for 2.



PUBLIC


NOTICE

COMMISSIONER BILL WILLIAMS
WOULD LIKE TO ANNOUNCE
THAT THERE WILL BE A TOWN
HALL MEETING HELD ON


MONDAY, JUNE


9, 2008


AT 6:00 PM., E.S.T., AT THE
HIGHLAND VIEW VOLUNTEER
FIRE DEPARTMENT TO DISCUSS
ISSUES IMPORTANT TO WHITE
CITY RESIDENTS .


Publish:May 29 & June 5, 2008


TOWN HALL


MEETINGNOTICE

THE BOARD OF CITY COMMISSION
HAS SCHEDULED A TOWN
MEETING FOR:


WHEN:
TIME:
WHERE:
SUBJECTS:


Monday, June 9th
6:00 p.m.
Washington Gym
Questions from the
floor ,


(This was previously advertised for
June 2nd which was in conflict with
Graduation.)


Publish: May 29 & June 5


NOTICE OF
COMPREHENSIVE PLAN
REMEDIAL TEXT AND
FUTURE LAND USE MAP
AMENDMENT
The City of Port St. Joe City Commission
Proposes to adopt by ordinance the following:
AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF PORT ST. JOE,
FLORIDA, RELATING TO AND AMENDING THE
CITY OF PORT ST. JOE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN;
PROVIDING FOR REPEAL OF ANY CONFLICTING
ORDINANCES; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY;
AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
The public hearing for the adoption of the Ordinance will
be held on Tuesday, June 17, 2008 at 6:00 RM., Eastern
Time at the Municipal Building, 305 Cecil G. Costin, Sr.
Blvd, Port St. Joe, Florida 32456. Copies of the Ordi-
nance are available for public inspection at City of Port
St. Joe City Hall located at 305 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd,
Port St. Joe, Florida 32456.
The hearing may be continued from time to time as may
be necessary.
Interested persons may attend and be heard at the public
hearing or provide comments in writing to the City Com-
missioners of the City of Port St. Joe at City of Port St. Joe
City Hall 305 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., Pert St. Joe, Flori-
da 32456. Transactions of the public hearing 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, in-
cluding the testimony 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 ext.
114.

CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY
OF PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA


By: Mayor-Commissioner
Attest: City Clerk


ELECTION
CITY OF WEWAHITCHKA

The City of Wewahitchka is holding an
election for one Commissioner, Group I and
one Commissioner, Group II on Tuesday,
August 26, 2008. CANDIDATES FOR CITY
COMMISSIONER MUST QUALIFY BETWEEN
NOON JUNE 16 AND NOON JUNE 20,
2008 EASTERN TIME. Qualifying fees are
$29.50
VOTERS, IN THE CITY OF WEWAHITCHKA
WILL HAVE ONE POLLING PLACE WHEN
VOTING FOR A CITY COMMISSIONER,
AND THAT IS:
THE FIRST PENTECOSTAL CHURCH
619 HIGHWAY 71 SOUTH
The polls will be open from 7:00 AM until
7:00 PM EASTERN TIME. Note: Registration
books for this election will close on July 28,
2008 at 5 PM EASTERN TIME.
Gwen Exley, City Clerk
Publish May 29, & June 5, 2008


The Star, Port St. Joe, FL Thursday, May 29, 2008 7B


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IANNOUNCEMENTS
1100 Legal Advertising
1110 Classified Notices
1120 Public Notices/
Announcements
1130 Adoptions
1140 Happy Ads
1150 Personals
1160 Lost
1170 Found




GULF COUNTY BOARD
OF COUNTY COMMIS-
SIONERS
GULF COUNTY, FLORI-
DA

REQUEST FOR PRO-
POSAL
PROPOSAL NO.
0708-22

Sealed proposals may be
mailed or hand delivered
to the Clerk's Office lo-
cated at 1000 Cecil G.
Costin, Sr. Blvd. Room
148, Port St. Joe, FL
32456. All proposals, with
original signature and
three (3) additional copies,
must be received at the Of-
fice of the Clerk by Friday,
June 20, 2008 at 4:00 p.m.
EDT. Proposals received
after the closing time will
be returned unopened.
The opening date for pro-
posals will be June 23,
2008 at 10:00 a.m. EDT.

GROUP HEALTH INSUR-
ANCE PROGRAM
GROUP LIFE INSUR-
ANCE PROGRAM
All interested insurance
companies are invited to
respond. Companies may
propose coverage for any
product requested, or both
products.

Each proposal document
must be clearly marked
"Proposal for Group
Health Insurance" or
"Proposal for Group Life
Insurance".

Any questions concerning
the proposal should be ad-
dressed and submitted to
the County's
Agent-of-Record and Em-
ployee Benefits Consult-
ant, Todd Torgersen, at
850-433-9996, or FAX
850-432-5726, or E-mail
(tpdd@ciscompanies.com).
Combined Insurance
Services' mailing address
is: 2704 North 12th Ave-
nue, Pensacola, FL 32503.
Proposals are not to be
mailed to Combined
Insurance Services.

Gulf County reserves the
right to accept or reject
any or all proposals, to
award proposals by prod-
uct, to waive any proposal
informalities and to
re-advertise for proposals
when deemed in the best
interest of the Gulf County
Board of County Commis-
sioners.

/s/ Billy Traylor, Chairman

Attest: /s/ Rebecca L. Nor-
ris, Clerk

Publish: May 22, & 29,
2008

Ad # 2008-46
GULF COUNTY BOARD
OF COUNTY COMMIS-
SIONERS
GULF COUNTY, FLORI-
DA

REQUEST FOR PRO-
POSAL
PROPOSAL NO.
0708-23


Sealed proposals may be
mailed or hand delivered
to the Clerk's Office lo-
cated at 1000 Cecil G.
Costin, Sr. Blvd. Room
148, Port St. Joe,' FL
32456. All proposals, with
original signature and
three (3) additional copies,
must be received at the Of-
fice of the Clerk by Friday,
June 20, 2008 at 4:00 p.m.
EDT. Proposals received
after the closing time will
be returned unopened.
The opening date for pro-
posals will be June 23,
2008 at 10:00 a.m. EDT.

BROKER OF RECORD
FOR
PROPERTY/CASUALTY
INSURANCE PROGRAM

All interested insurance
companies and or agents
are invited to respond.

Each proposal document
must be clearly marked
"Broker of Record for
Property/Casualty Insur-
ance Program".

Any questions concerning
the proposal should be ad-
dressed and submitted to
the County's Risk Man-
ager, Denise Manuel, at
850-229-5335, or FAX
850-229-5334, or E-mail
gulfhr@gtcom.net.
Gulf County reserves the


1100
right to accept or reject
any or all proposals, to
award proposals by prod-
uct, to waive any proposal
informalities and to
re-advertise for proposals
when deemed in the best
interest of the Gulf County
Board of County Commis-
sioners.

/s/ Billy Traylor, Chairman

Attest: /s/ Rebecca L. Nor-
ris, Clerk

Publish: May 22, & 29,
2008

Ad # 2008-47
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE FOURTEENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND
FOR GULF COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION

CASE NO. 2007-22CA
DIVISION

WASHINGTON MUTUAL
BANK F/K/A WASHING-
TON MUTUAL BANK, FA,
Plaintiff,
vs.
JOHN C. WEBB, et al,
Defendant(s).
NOTICE OF FORECLO-
SURESALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY
GIVEN pursuant to a Final
Judgment of Mortgage
Foreclosure date March
04, 2008 and entered in
Case No. 2007-22-CA of
the Circuit Court of the
FOURTEENTH Judicial
Circuit in and for GULF
County, Florida wherein
WASHINGTON MUTUAL
BANK F/K/A WASHING-
TON MUTUAL BANK, FA,
is the Plaintiff and JOHN
C. WEBB; ANY AND ALL
UNKNOWN PARTIES
CLAIMING BY, THROUGH,
UNDER, AND AGAINST
THE HEREIN NAMED IN-
DIVIDUAL DEFENDANTS)
WHO ARE NOT KNOWN
TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE,
WHETHER SAID UN-
KNOWN PARTIES MAY
CLAIM AN INTEREST AS
SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVI-
SEES. GRANTEES, OR
OTHER CLAIMANTS;
UNITED STATES OF
AMERICA; are the Defend-
ants, I will sell to the high-
est and best bidder for
cash at LOBBY OF THE
GULF COUNTY COURT-
HOUSE at 11:00 AN, on
the 12th day of June,
2008,. the following de-
scribed property as set
forth in said Final Judg-
ment:

PARCEL A BEGIN AT A
ROD AND CAP MARKING
THE SOUTHEAST COR-
NER OF LOT 43 (ALSO
BEING THE NORTHEAST
CORNER OF LOT 44) OF
SAN .BLAS ESTATES,. A
SUBDIVISION AS PER
MAP PLAT THEREOF RE-
CORDED IN PLAT BOOK
3, PAGE 20-22 OF THE
OFFICIAL RECORDS OF-
FICE OF GULF COUNTY
FLORIDA, SAID POINT
ALSO LYING ON THE
WESTERLY RIGHT OF
WAY OF COUNTY ROAD
NUMBER 30-E; THENCE
RUN ALONG THE NORTH-
ERLY BOUNDARY OF
SAID LOT 44 SOUTH 70
DEGREES 18 MINUTES 05
SECONDS EAST 283.87
FEET TO POINT LYING
ON THE APPROXIMATE
MEAN HIGH WATERLINE
OF GULF OF MEXICO;
THENCE LEAVING SAID
BOUNDARY LINE RUN
ALONG SAID APPROXI-
MATE MEAN HIGH WA-
TERLINE NORTH 27 DE-
GREES 39 MINUTES 41
SECONDS EAST 55.56
FEET; THENCE LEAVING
SAID APPROXIMATE
MEAN HIGH WATERLINE
RUN NORTH 68 DE-
GREES 13 MINUTES 11
SECONDS EAST 41.68
FEET TO A ROD AND
CAP; THENCE NORTH 70
DEGREES 18 MINUTES 05
SECONDS EAST 58.20
FEET TO A ROD AND
CAP; THENCE SOUTH 19
DEGREES 41 MINUTES 55
SECONDS EAST 67.50
FEET TO A ROD AND
CAP; THENCE NORTH 70
DEGREES 18 MINUTES 05
SECONDS EAST 86.42
FEET TO A POINT LYING
ON THE WESTERLY
RIGHT OF WAY OF SAID
COUNTY ROAD NUMBER
30-E; THENCE RUN
ALONG SAID RIGHT OF
WAY SOUTH 19 DE-
GREES 41 MINUTES 55
SECONDS WEST 10.00
FEET TO THE POINT OF
BEGINNING.
AND PARCEL B COM-
MENCE AT A ROD AND
CAP MARKING THE
SOUTHEAST CORNER OF
LOT 43 (ALSO BEING THE
NORTHEAST CORNER OF
LOT 44) OF SAN BLAS
ESTATES, A SUBDIVISION
AS PER MAP OR PLAT
THEREOF RECORDED IN
PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE
20-22 OF THE OFFICIAL
RECORDS OFFICE OF
GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA,
SAID POINT ALSO LYING
ON THE WESTERLY
RIGHT OF WAY COUNTY
ROAD NUMBER 30-E;
THENCE RUN ALONG-
SAID RIGHT OF WAY


1100
NORTH 19 DEGREES 41
MINUTES 55 SECONDS
WEST 10.00 FEET TO A
ROD AND CAP FORTHE
POINT OF BEGINNING;
THENCE FROM SAID
POINT OF BEGINNING
CONTINUE ALONG SAID
RIGHT OF WAY NORTH
19 DEGREES 41 MINUTES
55 SECONDS WEST 89.91
FEET TO RE-BAR,
THENCE LEAVING SAID
RIGHT OF WAY RUN
SOUTH 70 DEGREES 18
MINUTES 05 SECONDS
WEST 297.84-FEET TO A
POINT LYING ON THE AP-
PROXIMATE MEAN HIGH
WATERLINE OF THE
GULF OF MEXICO;
THENCE RUN ALONG
SAID APPROXIMATE
MEAN HIGH WATERUNE
SOUTH 27 DEGREES 39
MINUTES 41 SECONDS
EAST 45.33 FEET;
THENCE LEAVING SAID
APPROXIMATE MEAN
HIGH WATERLINE RUN
NORTH 68 DEGREES 13
MINUTES 11 SECONDS
EAST 41.68 FEET TO A
ROD AND CAP; THENCE
NORTH 59 DEGREES 04
MINUTES 56 SECONDS
EAST 108.14 FEET TO A
ROD AND CAP; THENCE
SOUTH 19 DEGREES 41
MINUTES 55 SECONDS
EAST 67.50 FEET TO A
ROD AND CAP; THENCE
NORTH 70 DEGREES 18
MINUTES 05 SECONDS
EAST 86.42 FEET TO THE
POINT OF BEGINNING.

A/KA 4047 CAPE SAN
BLAS ROAD, CAPE SAN
BLAS, FL 32456

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

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

Rebecca L. Norris,
Clerk of the Circuit Court

/s/Jasmine Hysmith
Deputy Clerk

Publish May 29 & June 5,
2008
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
IN AND FOR GULF
COUNTY FLORIDA GEN-
ERAL JURISDICTION DIVI-
SION

CASE NO: 07-287 CA

RBC CENTURY BANK
PLAINTIFF
VS
PETER T. WOLF, A/K/A/
PETER THOMAS WOLF
ET AL..
DEFENDANTS

NOTICE OF FORECLO-
SURE SALE.
NOTICE IS HEREBY
GIVEN pursuant to a Sum-
mary Final Judgement of
foreclosure dated May 5,
2008 entered in Civil Case
No. 07-287 CA of the Cir-
cuit Court of the 17TH Ju-
dicial Circuit in and for
GULF County, Florida, I
will sell to the highest and
best bidder for cash at
THE FRONT LOBBY OF
THE GULF COUNTY
COURTHOUSE LOCATED
AT 1000 5th STREET,
PORT ST. JOE, FL 32456
at 1.1:00 a.m. on the 12th
day June, 2008 the fol-
lowing described property
as set forth in said Sum-
mary Final Judgement, to
-wit:

LOT 17, BLOCK 2, OF
SURFSIDE ESTATES,
UNIT 1, ACCORDING TO
THE PLAT THEREOF, AS
RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 2, AT PAGE 18, OF
THE PUBLIC RECORDS
OF GULF COUNTY FLOR-
IDA

Date this 7th day of May,
2008.

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

Clerk of the Circuit Court
/s/Jasmine Hysmith
Deputy Clerk
If you are a person with a
disability who needs any
accommodation in order
to participate in this pro-
ceeding you are entitled,
at no cost to you, to the
provision of certain assis-
tance. Please contact the
office of the Court Admin
istrator, GULF County
Courthouse, at within two
(2) working days of your
receipt of this Notice of
Sale; 1-800-955-8771
(TDD) for hearing impaired
or 1-800-955-8770, via
Florida Relay Service.

Publish May 29 & June 5,
2008
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE FOURTEENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND
FOR GULF COUNTY'


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FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION otherwise a. default will be names in which it was as- North line of Section 8, for
CASE NO. 07-370 CA entered against you for the DATE at PORT ST. JOE, sessed are as follows: 269.38 feet, thence North
CASE NO. 07-378-CA relief demanded in the Florida, this 7th day of 00 Degrees 08 Minutes 25
IN -RE: 2002 SUZUKI MO- complaint. May, 2008. Certificate No. 213 Seconds East for 100.00
CAPITAL CITY BANK, TORCYCLE VIN# Application No. 2008- 4 feet, to thePOINT OF BE-
Plaintiff, JS1GN7BA622100961 REBECCA NORRIS Rebecca L. Norris Year of Issuance: 2005 GINNING.
vs. Clerk of the Court Clerk of the Circuit Court R.E. No. 02501 -OOOR
THE ESTATE OF EDWARD AMENDED NOTICE OF 1000 Cecil Costin Blvd. Gulf County, Florida Name in which assessed:
M. YORK, DECEASED; FORFEITURE PRO- Port St. Joe, Florida 32456 Description of Property: Lloyd D. & Martha Ganoe
JEANETTE A. YORK; THE CEEDINGS /s/Jasmine Hysmith All of said property being
UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVI- /s/Cindy Tidwell Deputy Clerk Lot 34, Block B, Williams- in Gulf County, State of
SEES, GRANTEES, AS- TO ALL PERSONS OR EN- As Deputy Clerk burg, Gulf County, Florida, Florida. Unless such cer-
SIGNESS, LIENORS, TITlES HAVING OR Publish May 22 & 29, 2008 Publish May 29 & June 5, Filed May 5, 1926, and re- tificate shall be redeemed
CREDITORS, TRUSTEES, CLAIMING TO HAVE ANY 2008 corded in Plat Book 1, according to law, the
OR OTHER PERSONS RIGHT, TITLE OR INTER- IN THE CIRCUIT OF THE Page 3, Plat Records of property described in such
CLAIMING BY, THOUGH, EST IN THE ABOVE DE- 14th JUDICIAL CIRCUIT NOTICE OF APPLICA- Gulf County, Florida. certificate will be sold to
UNDER OR AGAINST ED- SCRIBED PROPERTY OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR TION FOR TAX DEED Name in which assessed: the highest bidder in the
WARD M. YORK, DE- which was seized on Sep- GULF COUNTY Roosevelt Williams front Lobby of the Gulf
CEASED, and UNKNOWN tember 6, 2007 at or near NOTICE IS HEREBY County Courthouse, 1000
TENANT(S), White City bridge in Gulf Case #: 07-364 -CA GIVEN that Katherine J. All of said property being Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd.,
Defendants. County, Florida by the Gulf Division#: Willis the holder of the fol- in Gulf County, State of Port St. Joe, Florida at
/__ County Sheriff's Office, UNC: lowing Tax Certificate, has Florida. Unless such cer- 11:00 AM, E.D.T.,
NOTICE OF SALE PUR- who presently has custody filed said certificate for a tificate shall be redeemed Wednesday, the 25th day
SUANT TO CHAPTER 45 of it. YOU ARE NOTIFIED Equifirst Corporation, tax deed to be issued according to law, the of June, 2008. Dated this
that an action for forfeiture Plaintiff, thereon. The certificate property described in such 27th day of May,
NOTICE is given pursuant has been filed against the -vs.- number and year of issu- certificate will be sold to 2008.
to a Final Judgment of above described property Peggy Whitfield-Plair Atkin- ance, the description of the highest bidder in the
Foreclosure date May 5, and you are required to son and Colby Atkinson, the property,. and the front Lobby of the Gulf REBECCA L. NORRIS
2008, in Case No. serve a copy of your writ- wife and husband; Harri- names in which it was as- County Courthouse, 1000 CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT
07-378-CA, of the Circuit ten defenses, if any, to it son Finance Company; sessedareasfollows: Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., COURT GULF COUNTY,
court of the Fourteenth Ju- on Alton Paulk, Attorney Unknown Parities in Pos- Certif Port St. Joe, Florida at FLORIDA
dicial Circuit, in and for for the Gulf County session #1; icate No. 226 11:00 AM, E.D.T.,
Gulf County, Florida, in Sheriff's Office, whose ad- Defendant(s). Application No. 2008- 3 Wednesday, the 25th day BY: Donna L. Ray
which CAPITAL CITY dress is RO. Box 1717, /_ Year of Issuance: 2001 of June, 2008. Dated this Deputy Clerk
BANK is the Plaintiff and Lynn Haven, Florida, NOTICE OF SALE R.E. No. 01628-000R 27th day of May,
THE ESTATE OF EDWARD 32444 on or before June 2008. Publish: 05/29/08,
M. YORK, DECEASED; 20, 2008, and file the origi- NOTICE IS HEREBY Description of Property: 06/05/08, 06/12/08,
JEANETTE A. YORK; THE nal with the Clerk of this GIVEN. pursuant to an Or- BEGINNING at A. C. Hill REBECCA L NORRIS 06/19/08
UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVI- Court either before service der of Final Judgment of Corner on Jehu Road, as CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT
SEES, GRANTEES, AS- on attorney for the Gulf Foreclosure date 05/05/08, described in Deed Book COURT GULF COUNTY, AD# 2008-51
SIGNESS, LIENORS, County Sheriff's Office or entered in Civil Case No. 14, Page 219, Gulf County, FLORIDA
CREDITORS, TRUSTEES, immediately thereafter; 07-364-CA of the Circuit Official Records running
OR OTHER PERSONS otherwise a default will be Court of the 14th Judicial Westerly along Jehu Road BY: Donna'L. Ray
CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, entered against you for the Circuit in and for Gulf 150 feet, thence Northerly Deputy Clerk NOTICE OF INTENDED
UNDER OR AGAINST ED- relief demanded in the County, Florida, wherein 350 feet, into Lake Swamp; ACTION
WARD M. YORK, DE- complaint. Equifirst Corporation, thence Easterly paralleling Publish: 05/29/08, THE GULF COUNTY
CEASED, are the Defend- Plaintiff and Peggy Jehu Road to A. C. Hill's 06/05/08, 06/12/08, SCHOOL BOARD
ants, I will sell to the high- REBECdA NORRIS Whitfield-Plair Atkinson line, thence in a Southerly 06/19/08
est and best bidder for Clerk of the Court and Colby Atkinson, wife direction to Place of Begin- AD# 2008-50 Purpose and Effect: The
cash at the Front door of 1000 Cecil Costin Blvd. and husband are ning, being in the SW 1/4 Gulf County School Board
the Gulf County, Court- Port St. Joe, Florida 32456 defendantss, I will sell to of SW 1/4 of Section 13, in proposes to amend and
house in Port St. Joe, Gulf the highest and best bid- Township 4 South, Range NOTICE OF APPLICA- proposestoamend a prd
County, Florida at 11:00 /s/Jasmine Hysmith der for cash, AT THE 10West, Lesssthatportion TION FOR TAX DEED videdforpt pintheAdministra-
a.m. on June 12, 2008, the As Deputy Clerk FRONT DESK OF THE deeded in Book 17, Page tive Procedures Act, for the
property set forth in the Fi- Publish May 22 & 29, 2008 GULF COUNTY COURT- 466,.Public Records of NOTICE IS HEREBY ive Procedur of bringing Act, forsthe
nal Judgment of Foreclo- H__OUSE, LOCATED AT Gulf County, Florida. GIVEN that Katherine J. purpose of brianing said
sure and more particularly IN THE CIRCUIT COURT 1000 5th STREET, PORT Name in which assessed: Willis the holder of the fol- wt Florida Statutes and
described as follows: OF THE FOURTEENTH ST. JOE, FLORIDA, AT Betty McCoy, Trustee lowing Tax Certificate, has with Florida Statutes and
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT 11:00 A.M. on June 12, All of said property being filed said certificate for a State Board of Educaon
Lot 4, Water's Edge Subdi- IN AND FOR GULF 2008 the following de- in Gulf County, State of tax deed to be issued
vision as recorded in Plat COUNTY, FLORIDA scribed property as set Florida. Unless such cer- thereon. The certificate umm The followin
Book 4, Page 8 of the Pub- forth in said Final Judg- tificate shall be redeemed number and year of issu- Summary: The following
lic Records of Gulf County, CIVIL DIVISION ment, to-wit according to law, the ance, the description of is a brief description of
Florida. CASE NO. 08-122 CA property described in such the property, and the each proposal change.
LOT 2 BLOCK A, A PAR- certificate will be sold to names in which it was as- 2.25 School Board
DATED: May 7, 2008 IN RE: FORFEITURE OF CEL OF LAND LYING AND the highest bidder in the sessed are as follows: Adopted Plans
$4,580.00 U.S. CUR- BEING IN THE SOUTH- front Lobby of the Gulf 2.261 Family and School
REBECCA L. NORRIS RENCY WEST QUARTER OF SEC- County Courthouse, 1000 Certificate No. 26 Partnership for Student
Clerk of the Circuit Court. TION 16, TOWNSHIP 3 Cecil G. Costin, Sr.. Blvd., Application No. 2008- 5 Acrtnhiership for Sent
AMENDED NOTICE OF SOUTH, RANGE 10 WEST, Port St. Joe, Florida at Year of Issuance: 2003 Ach2.95 Wellness Proramment
/s/Jasmine Hysmith FORFEITURE PRO- GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA, 11:00 AM,. E.D.T., R.E. No. 00334-590R 5.63 Guidelines and
Deputy Clerk CEEDINGS AND BEING MORE PAR- Wednesday, the 25th day Procedures Concerning
TICULARLY DESCRIBED of June, 2008. Dated Description of Property: HIV, AIDS, or Otnher Coin-
Publish May 29 & June 5, TO ALL PERSONS OR EN- AS FOLLOWS: this 27th day of May, nicable Diseas
2008 TITLES HAVING OR 2008. Lot #6, Block E, Howard municable Diseases
CLAIMING TO HAVE ANY COMMENCE AT THE Creek Unit III: COM- (Student and Employee)
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT RIGHT TITLE OR INTER- SOUTHEAST CORNER OF REBECCA L NORRIS MENCE at the Northwest 6.88 Social Security
OF THE FOURTEENTH EST IN THE ABOVE DE- THE SOUTHWEST QUAR- CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT Corner of Section 8, Town- Numbers
JUDICIALCIRCUITINAND SCRIBED PROPERTY TER OF THE NORTH- COURT ship 7 South, Range 8 7Bi70 Purchasing and
FOR GULF COUNTY, which was seized on WEST QUARTER OF SAID GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA West, Gulf County, Florida, Bidding
FLORIDA 'March 4, 2008 at Port St. SECTION 36, THENCE GO thence South 00 Degrees economic impact: These
Joe, Gulf County, Florida NORTH 0 DEGREES 21 BY: Donna L. Ray 07 Minutes 25 Seconds Economc These
CASE NO. 07-377-CA by the Gulf County MINUTES 11 SECONDS Deputy Clerk West, for 25.00 feet; proposals may result in di-
Sheriff's Office, who pres- WEST ALONG THE EAST Publish: 5/29/08, 06/05/08, thence South 89 Degrees rect costs associate with
CAPITAL CITY BANK, ently has custody of it. BOUNDARY LINE OF THE 06/12/08, 06/19/08 51 Minutes 35 Seconds irhplementation.
Plaintiff, YOU ARE NOTIFIED that SOUTHWEST QUARTER East parallel with the North IF REQUESTED A HEAR
vs. n actionfor forfeiture has OF THE NORTHWEST line of said Section 8, for IF REQUESTED, A HEAR-
E ESTATE OF EDWARD an action for forfeiture QUhas OF THE NORTHWEST NOTICEOF APPLICA- 1949.42 feet, thence South ING WILL BE HELD AT
THE ESTATE OF EDWARD been filed against the QUARTER FOR A DIS- TION FOR TAX DEED
M. YORK, DECEASED; above described property TANCE OF 187.88 FEET 00 Degrees 08 Minutes 25 Time: 6:00 PM EDT
JEANETTE A. YORK; THE and you are required to FOR THE POINT OF BE- NOTICE IS HEREBY SecondsWestnc for506.00 Date: June 3, 2008
UNKNOWN HEIRS, serve a copy of your writ- GINNING, FROM SAID GIVEN that Katherine J. eet; thence North 89 De- Place: School Board
DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ten defenses, if any, to it POINT OF BEGINNING Willis the holder of the fol- agrees 51 Minutes 35 Sac- Meeting Room
EPART EAST ondsWest, parallel with
ASSIGNESS, LIENORS, on Alton Paulk, Attorney DEPARTING THEEAST lowing Tax Certificate, has said North line of Section 150 Middle School Road
CREDITORS, TRUSTEES, for the Gulf County BOUNDARY LINE OF THE filed said certificate for a 8, for 1160.00 feet, to the Port St. Joe, FL 32456
OR OTHER PERSONS Sheriff's Office, whose ad- SOUTHWEST QUARTER tax deed to be issued POINT OF BEGINNING,Te e
CLAIMING BY, THOUGH, dress is P.O. Box 1717, OF THE NORTHWEST thereon. The certificate thence continue North 89 The entire text of the pro-
UNDER OR AGAINST Lynn' Haven, Florida, QUARTER, GO SOUTH 88 number and year of ssu- Degrees 51 Minutes 35 osed rules can be in-
EDWARD M. YORK, DE- 32444 on or beforeJune DEGREES 46 MINUTES 04 dance, the description Wes s ed during regular of-
CEASED, and UNKNOWN 20, 2008, and file the origi- SECONDS WEST FOR A the property, and the with said North line of Sec- ice hours at the Gulf
TENANTS), nal with the Clerk of this DISTANCE OF 210.00 names in which it was as- fo feet County School Board Of-
Defendants. Court either before service FEET TO A POINT ON sessed are as follows: ti8 fr 3 *f ice, 150 Middle School
/ on attorney for the Gulf THE EASTERLY RIGHT OF the Easterly right of way Road, Port St. Joe, FL.
NOTICE OF SALE PUR- County Sheriff's Office or WAY BOUNDARY LINE OF Certifline of a60 foot County
SUANT TO CHAPTER 45 immediately thereafter; CRESTWOOD LAND App onNo 2008-2 Roadve, which is a curv Special Legal authority un-
otherwise a default will be (HAVING A 60 FOOT WIDEYear of Issuance: 2005 and having a radius of der which the adoption is
NOTICE is given pursuant entered against you for the RIGHT OF WAY), THENCE R.E. No. 02391-005R a hangaradus authorized and the law be-
to a Final Judgment of relief demanded in the GO NORTH 01 DEGREES 82423feet; thenceS o ut h- ipl nte i
easterly along said curving ing implemented and in-
Foreclosure date MayN 5, complaint. 21MINUTD ESALO 11 SEC- Description of Property: right of way line for an arc terpreted is made specific.
2008, in Case No. ONDS WEST ALONG THE Lot 14, Block 2, Harden's distance of 49.19 feet, said
07-377-CA, of the Circuit REBECCA NORRIS EASTERLY RIGHT OF Addition to the City of n distanceof49.19 d Theadditionandchanges
Court of the Fourteenth Ju- Clerk of the Court WAY BOUNDARY LINE OF Wewahitchka, asperMe f arc having a chord of are proposed by Bill Carr,
dicial Circuit, in and for 1000 Cecil Costin Blvd. CRESTWOOD LAND FOR at hreof ascoper 19 feet, bear ing Soutes Assistan uperindent
Gulf County ridai PortSt. Joe, Florida 32456A DISTANCEOF 207.50 or p the reof Publi ecordeds of Gin 31Degrees13Minutes32er nd
whichoCAPITALrCtY StFEET;,THENCEdaDEPARTthe Public Records of Gulf Seconds East, thence for Business Services and
BANK is the Plaintiff and /s/Cindy Tidwell ING SAID EASTERLY Book 2, Page 22 South 29 Degrees 30 Min- by Tim Wilder, Superin-
THE ESTATE OF EDWARD As Deputy Clerk RIGHT OF WAY BOUND- utes 56 Seconds East, by Tm Wilder, Superin-
M. YORK, DECEASED; Publish May 22 & 29, 2008 ARY LINE GO NORTH 88 Name in which assessed: along said Easterly right of tendent.
JEANETTE A. YORK; THE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT DEGREES 46 MINUTES 04 Gregory Dykes way line for 6675 feetndments: See above.
UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVI- OF THE FOURTEENTH SECONDS EAST FOR A All of said property bin thence South 89 Degrees Amendments See above.
SEES, GRANTEES, AS- JUDIC CRCUT DISTANCE OF 210.00 of sai proper 51 Minutes 35 Seconds Publish May 15, 22, & 29,
SIGNEES, LIENORS, JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IFEET THENCE GO in Gulf County, State of East parallel with said Publish May 15, 22, & 29,
SIGNEES, LIENORS, IN AND FOR GULF FEET, TH ENCE GO Florida. Unless such cer- 2008
CREDITORS, TRUSTEES, COUNTY, FLORIDA SOUTH 01 DEGREES 21 tificate shall be redeemed
OR OTHER PERSONS I MINUTES 11 SECONDS acoi to law the
CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, CIVIL DIVISION EAST FOR A DISTANCE property described in such
UNDER OR AGAINST ED- CAS NO. 08-121 CA OF 207.50 FEET TO THE certificates will be sold to
WARD M. YORK, DE- POINT OF BEGINNING. the highest bidder in the
CEASED, are the Defend- IN RE: FORFEITURE OF ON front Lobby of the Gulf
ants, I will sell to the high- 2001 FORD FOUR DOOR ALSO KNOWN AS LOT 2 fronty ofrthe Gulf
est and best bidder for V I N # BLOCK A, CRESTWOOD Cecil G Costin, Sr. Blvd.,
cash at the front door of 2FAFP71W61X113770 ACRES, UNRECORDED. Port St. Joe, Florida at
the Gulf county Court- 11:00 AM, E-D;T," .
house in Port St. Joe, Gulf AMENDED NOTICE OF ANY PERSON CLAIMING Wednesday, the 25th day
County, Florida at 11:00 FORFEITURE PRO- AN INTEREST IN THE of June 2008. Dated thisI
a.oun2 e SEEDINGS SURPLUS FROM THE 27th day of May,
property set forth in the Fi- SALE, IF ANY, OTHER 2008 --.
nal Judgement of Foreclo- TO ALL PERSONS OR EN- THAN THE PROPERTY Registered Child care
sure and more particularly TITIES HAVING OR OWNER AS OF THE DATE REBECCALNORRIS Home opening for children Cllege!
described as follows: CLAIMING TO HAVE ANY OFTHE LIS PENDES overERK OFmo. Located inPort GirlDelights
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT St. Joe Call for info Girl Delights
LOT 1 BLOCK "C" PARK RIGHT TITLE OR INTER- MUST FILE A CLAIM COURT 2273831 Short Skirt, HighHeels,
LOT 1, BL CLK "C", PARK EST IN THE ABOVE WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA 227-3831. Short S rHi l ,
DUN TES ACCO RDIN DTO SCRIBED PROPERTY THE SALE. WLCOeliORr5a4ree4rthrill
THE OFFICIAL PLAT rch 7, 2008 at Port St IF YOU ARE A PERSON BY: Donna L. Ray.
THEREOF, RECORDED IN Joe, Florida by the Port S WITH A DISABILITY WHO Deputy Clerk !! Tina !!
PLAT BOOK 4, PAGE 39, Joe Police Department, NEEDS ANY ACCOMMO- OLD MAIDS Tall, thin, blonde on PCB.
OF THE F PUBLIC who presently has custody DATION IN ORDER TO Publish: 05/29/08, BY THE BAY INC Big blue Eyes waiting for
RECOTRDS OF GULFLO A of it. YOU ARE NOTIFIED PARTICIPATE IN THISOUAR 06/05/08, 06/12/08, Cleaning Service. In you to see. 1763-60401
COUNTY, FLORIDA. that an action for forfeiture PROCEEDING, YOU ARE 06/19/08 Business locally for 5
DATED: May 7, 2008 abov e ied pri de SOO TOTH I years, honest, depend !American Black!
AE osr eo TO YOU, TO THE PROVI- AD# 2008-48 able, reasonable, & Beauties


on Alton Paulk, Attorney COURTHOUSE, 1000 TION FOR TAX DEED 229-1654 or 227-5876 1850-763W60401
/s/Jasmine Hysmith for the Port St. Joe, Police CECIL COSTIN BOULE- 229-___65or27-587___ 50-63-04
Deputy Clerk Department, whose ad- VARD, PORT ST JOE, FL NOTICE IS HEREBY ^ ^,
dress is RO. Box 1717 32456 WITHIN 2 WORK- GIVEN that Katherine J. llM--
Publish May 29 & June 5, Lynn Haven, Florida, ING DAYS OF YOUR RE- Willis the holder of the fol-
2008 32444 on or before June CEIPT OF THIS NOTICE lowing Tax Certificate, has
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT 20, 2008, and file the origi- OF SALE: IF YOU ARE filed said certificate Beautiful D & D Landscaping
OFDcHECisUIT C Cith CALL: 1800-955-8771; IF thereon. The certificate I Caramel Coated Mowing, Weeding &
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT Court either before serviceer and Mulching, Tree Trimming,
IN AND FOR GULF on attorney for the Port St. YOU ARE VOICE IM- number and year of issu- I 10Spanish8Cu4lesl8 Dan @227T8225
COUNTY FLORIDA Joe Police Department oPAIRED CALL: ance, the description of h 11850-784-8188 Dan@.






THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL 0 THURSDAY, MAY 29, 2008 0 9B


Established 1938 Serving Gulf County and surrounding areas for 67 years


PUBLIC NOTICE
NOTICE IS
HEREBY GIVEN that the 0 m *
Gulf County Board of
County Commissioners MERCHANDISE EMPLOYMENT
will hold a public hearing 3100 Antiques 4100 Help Wanted
to consider exchange of 3110 Appliances 4130 Employment
county property with the 3120 Arts & Crafts Information
following terms and condi- 3130 Auctions
tions: 3140 Baby Items
3150 Building Supplies
THE BOARD OF COUNTY 3160 Business uppTlis
COMMISSIONERS IN- Equipment ,
TENDS TO ADOPT A RES- 3170 Collectibles 4100
OLUTION3 AT ITS MET 3180 Computers .4100
SOLUTION AT ITS MEET- Electronics
ING ON MAY 27, 2008 3200 Firewood
CONCERNING THE EX- 3210- Free Pass it On
CHANGE OF COUNTY 3220 Furniture Bldg const/Skilled Trade
PROPERTY GULF 3230 Garage/Yard Sales
COUNTY INTENDS TO EX- 3240 Guns Duct Installer
CHANGE APPROXI- 3250 Good Things to Eat SER
MATELY 40 ACRES OF 3260- Health & Fitness GW SERVICES
DMOE O LESS LO- 3270- Jewelry/Clothing HEATING & AIR,
LAND MORE OR LESS LO- 3280 Machinery/ HEA NG & AIR,
CATED IN SECTION 5, Equipment INC
TOWNSHIP 6, SOUTH, 3290 Medical Equipment Located at 228 Cessna Dr.
RANGE 9 WEST GULF 3300 Miscellaneous in Port St. Joe, is now
COUNTY FLORIDA, GULF 3310 Musical Instruments
COUNTY PARCEL ID NO. 3320 Plants & Shrubs/ accepting applications for
01062-OOOR TO ST JOE Supplies the following position:
TIMBERLAND COMPANY 3330 Restaurant/Hotel Duct Installer. Please call
OF DELAWARE, LLC FOR 3340 Sporting Goods 850-229-9125 for interview
THE FOLLOWING LANDS 3350 Tickets (Buy & Sell) appointment.
THE FOLLOWING LANDS WeblD#33991346
TO BE RECEIVED BY
GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA, I
APPROXIMATELY 53.8 __
ACRES MORE OR LESS 110
FOUND IN SECTIONS 31
AND 32, TOWNSHIP 7 Jenn Air like new, with
SOUTH, RANGE 10 WEST glass modules, double F ---- --
AS WELL AS APPROXI- wall oven with microwave I I
MATELY 30 ACRES MORE & dishwasher paid $2800 I
OR LESS FOUND IN SEC- asking $1400. 229-6859. Medical/Health I
TION 1, TOWNSHIP 7
SOUTH, RANGE 10 WEST LTC-CNA-LPN
GULF COUNTY FLORIDA A famIil oriented home-
AND APPROXIMATELY 80 A famly oriented, home-
ACRES MORE OR LESS 3130 like, 120-bed skilled I
FOUND IN SECTION 12 nursing facility in Port St
AND 13, TOWNSHIP 4 Joe, Florida is offering a8
SOUTH, RANGE 11 WEST, unique opportunity for a
GULF COUNTY FLORIDA. A full-time experienced I
THE SPECIFIC TERMS *AUCTION*. I LTpOffie nal oI
AND CONDITIONS OF SATURDAY May 31 10am I join a revolutionary
THE PROPOSED LAND 1Viewing 9am CST. I team. Managerial expe- I
EXCHANGE ASWELL AS 1Q32 N 15th St., Mexico rience, commitment to
THE PROPOSED RESO- FI Beach, follow signs. Busi- excellence, taking initia-
LUTION ARE ON FILE ness Relocating! Propane/ Itive, customer serviceI
WITH THE CLERK OF gas 8500 W generator, Ifocus, strong organiza-1
COURT IN AND FOR 801bs hammerjack, Shop tional skills, communi-
GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA vac, table saw, Craftsman cation and problem
18.5hp riding mower, step I solving are a must. Im-1
The public hearing & extension ladders, build- I peccable billing experi- I
will be held during the Guf ers leelbench grinder, ence with Medicare,
County Board of County hand tools, Yamaha Zina Medicaid, private insur-
Commissioner's meeting Scooter 50cc Scoot-N-Go Iance, A/R, A/R and ad-
on Tuesday, May 27, 2008in elec scooter, bull floats, vanced computer skills
at 600 pm. est. in the dolly, solid core doors, of- are vital. The Bridge at
County Commissioners fice furniture, nail guns, Bay St. Joe offers a
meetingroom in the Rob- sheet rock cordless screw I competitive benefits I
ert M. Moore Administra- gun, heaters, bottle jacks, I package including med- I
ton Building, Gulf County elec tools, cut-oft, Miter & ical/ dental/ vision, PTO,I
Courthouse Complex, Port chain saws, hardware, 401(k), and bonus op-
St. Joe, Florida. electrical supplies, garage I portunities. Please Hu-
All interested prsons m doors, gas grill, 2 rockers, man Resources at 850-1
Sinterested persons may patio set, free standing 229-8244 or fax resume
appear and be heard with AC,.septic T-PS drain line, to 850-229-1042. Se-I
respect to, the proposed Lots of misc glassware, & I renity HealthCARE, LLC I
Resolution. If person de- MUCH MORE!! 10% BP is an Equal Opportunity 1
cides to appeal any dec- 722-9483 AB964 Larry Employer for a Drug-
sions made by the Gulf Bayles, AU1384. Free Workplace.
County Commission with
respect to any matter con-
sidered at this hearing, I The Bridge at Bay St.
he/she will need a record c Joe is a progressive
of the proceedings and company looking for in-
that for such purpose d3220divi/duals who have
he/she may need to en- Icompassion for the eld-
sure a verbatim record of t- Ierly and are ready to
the proceedings made andI take a revo ltionary p-
which would include any I proach to healthcare.
evidence upon which the Furniture Our 120-bed long-term
appeal is to be based. Hidle Bed Sofa, Rockers care facility has the fol-
& Misc items. 229-9563. lowing positions oper:
A Copy of the proposed _______ Full-time and PRN Certi-
Resolution is available for fled Nursing Assistants
inspection on weekdays ft L(evenings and nights), a
between the hours of 9:00 Ifull-time LPN (evenings), I
a.m. est., and 5:00 p.m. 3230 and a full-time 3-11 RNi
est. at the Office of the Supervisor. Benefits,
Clerk of Court, Gulf County Us(based on status) in-
Clerk of Court Ghouse lf 1000 County GentlyUsed Furniture clude options for: Flexi-
Courthouse, C.GBlvd FortSale Ible scheduling, medical/I
SFlorida d., Port St. The Space Place dental /vision insurance
JoeFlorida,456.Unit 12 short/ long-term disabil-'
BOARD OF COUNTY 15th St., Mexico Beach I ity, life insurance, paid I
COMMISSIONERS Every SATURDAY ONLY! time off, 401 (k) plan, I
10:00am-2:00pm uniform allowance, tui-
GULF COUNTY FLORIDA (850) 227-4168 1 tion reimbursement, and I
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S 41 41 6100 6140 7110
S3040sf Office Space, 309 Mexico Beach, Brand House for Sale
Food Service/Hospitality Williams Ave., Port St. Joe, New 3 br, 2.5 ba 1600 sf, 410 5th St. Mexico Beach,
$2533 Mo., Negotiable for single family in Ocean F4L C S KSTO BEACH,
*Breakfast Cooks Other longer term. Call (850) Plantation, less than 2 biks FL, 4 BLOCKSTO BEACHx 12146 x
*Breakfast Prep Oher 522-4485 Ext 1300. from beach w/ pool, $1100 2 LOTS 110 x 121.46 x
*Breakfast Servers Cashier mo. 819-0833 Beach House, 1935 sq.ft.
a Apply at Toucan's, 812 PT wanted at Convience New 3 br 2 ba Eagle Land- heated and cooled. House
Hwy 98, Mexico Beach or Store must be able to work St. Joe Beach, 500sf, Hwy ing .Ponderosa Pines. is 4 yrs. old. Four bed-
*n- Call 850-541-4221. weekends. Flex hrs. No 98, $500 mo. 647-6285. $750+ dsp. Call room, 2 baths. Screen
re- exp, neccess. Starting 478-951-5181. Room. The house and rec-
$8.50/hr. Call Kathy A reaction room along with all
eM Logistics/Transportation 850229775 o 2 980 STORAGE Port St. Joe. 2 br 1 ba 1 st bedroomshave been ce-
SWeb Id 33992129 in po St Joe floor house apt. $650/mo ram ictiled. Walk-in close
ur river Trainees + Id 33992129 until Upstairs 3 br 2 ba ets, some furniture will
7 Driver Trainees CH&A, yard, no pets. stay, completely tiled
21 NEEDED 229-6200 $875/m. Call 229-1215 throughout, heat pump
No CDL? No Problem! has been salt spray
Earn up to $900/wk. a1 0 %A PSJ, 3 br 2 ba large fncd dipped so no corrsion will
Home Other 1474U yard, outdoor storage, occur, attic spac6. Recrea-
weekends with TMC. vail 6-1,. $875/mo, Call tion room 16 x 24 with cy-
Corn- Penelope's Pet Stop 404-797-7870. press wood on the ceiling
pany endorsed CDL Seeking exceptional team FOR RENT Rent or Sale. 3 br, 1 ba and walls, tiled. Outside
Training 1-866-280-5309 member. This energetic, approx 1000sf, C/HA, laun- shower and deep well. 12
WeblD#33987766 enthusiastic, non smoking 850 sq. ft. warehouse dry rm Side by Side x 20 Boat shed and 12 x
person has both animal w/office in Port St. Joe. fridge, French doors, fresh 20 Storage coveriingunit.
and customer service ex- Concrete walkways, awn-
Medical/Health perience. Ability to organ- $400/mo including tax. paint. In good cond.. 2 ing over all doors, ence
ize and multi-task a MUST. lots in Highland View ing over all doors, fence
Coize and multi-task a MUST814-7400 across from new park. railing along walkways
Nsin t Ds Computer and excellent Call 814-7400 s $700moor$175KoboCall around house. Ready for
Nursing/Front Desk phone skills required. A 258-552 or 258-75oo19 the summer and family
for busy family practice of- great and caring work 258-5529 or 258-8719 and quests, w ill sleep
ice. Send resume to PO. ethic needed to provide NEW OFFICE Spacious gulf view Mex- many. 325,000.00 MUST
n- Box 249, PSJ, FL 32457 top quality pet care to
largeop quality pet care to SPACE FOR ice Bch, half block from SACRIFICEFOR HEALTH
large and small dogs, cats', gulf, 2 br, 1 ba, deck, car- REASONS, can e-mail pic-
e and birds. Send resume RENT port, C/HA, W/D, D/W, turesemail us at:
a- Inside Sales and salary requirements $1150mo util incl. 850- milspec141@bellsouth.net
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d Boomtruck Eastpoint, FL 32328. 800 sq. ft. store 268-0601/334 807-0134
el Driver Production/Operations. front office 0,, I
s- on desirable 6150
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S with the ability to set up Listed at below Room For Rent 72
&Building Supply. jobs and perform small M/F $380mo. Utilities
Driver position edits needed for ever market rate. included, to share 4 br
a- growing manufacturing Contact home. Call 227-1711.
xt. requires back- company located on the Becky Harper Mexico Beach
n ground check, beautiful Gulf Coast of at 850-227-9449 commercial, Beach Walk -
Ia Florida. Competitive salary at8Sclothing/giftashop.W3100
D.O.T. physical and exceptional benefit c170 Hwy 98. Motel property
and Class A or B pkg. Apply at 43 Jet Dr., Hwy 98. Motel property
License. Both P- Ft. Walton Beach, FL, IPFr t, Rt e" 4103 Hwy 98 90x325.rCall
ea:License. B mdial@fwmach II Home, 2 br, 2 ba CH&A, I Joy Holder Anchor
sitions Require a ining.com FAX 850-I 6120 I clean & furnished, at I Wechert Realty
drug screen test. 244 4, or visit 3 br 2 b (new) Bay front Simmons Bdeayou 850-527-0170
website www.fwmachin fully furn. $1500/mo + util *$SOmo + dep Call!
Apply in person ing.com. $1000 sec dep. Call 850- 5- -49
m to 272 Corn- 670-1520.
m to 272 C.orn- 670 1520Mobile Home lot for rent 7150
merce Blvd. Port in Angela Estates, 15th St.
St. Joe, FL Mexico Beach. $200/mo + Bay County-
St.JoeFL 4130 11 1 ,.--1 $200/dep. 648-3659 for de- Fountain Area
Cool Travel Job! Sum- 6130 tails 2.5 Acres, $19,900
mert Job? Travel USA rep- Apalachicola Condo. n Owner Financing
resenting Major Hip-Hop, Completely redone with www.landcallnow.com
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Sport publications! Hotel carpet. 2 br, 2 be: shows
ITEl- msaa.M! 1% and Transportation fur- great. $900 mo, ref's Cape Plantation
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1-866-840-3248. 865-693-3232.
Monster Match S . Sale
Monster Match It's a Lifestyle, not just a SSE adjacent pine lots onle
assigns a professional job. Travel Work Party REAL ESTATE FOR SALE beautiful Plantation Dr Lot
to hand-match each Play. National Co. now hir- 70 -#'s 5 & 6 across the street
job seeker with each ing 18+ Guys & Gals to 7100 Homes from runway. About
work & travel entire USA. 2 7110- Beach Home/ 110'x1 10'. $85K per lot.
employer, weeks paid training, trans- 7120 commercial Call Jeff 813-770-9372
portation and lodging fur- %7130- ComndoTownhouse
This is a FREE Serv nished. Returns guaran- 3 br 2 b, living, family 7140 Farms & Ranches Overstreet. 1/2 acre +.
Monster Match is our teed. Call Today, Start To- dining, kitchen, & laundry/ 7150 Lots and Acreage paved roads, un-restricted,
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free, one-stop job- front, fncd bkyd, bus stop 7170 Waterfront boat launch. starting at
search resource. With POSTAL & GOV'T JOB infront of prop, $795+dep. 7180 Investment $30K. Pelican Walk Real
our extensive contacts, INFO FOR SALE? Call Lilli 850-647-5722 7190- ut-of-Town Estate Call 850-6472473
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positions: categories. Let us find pay for information schools, Bay & parks. Lot
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(Job Code 13) your skills, experience jobs. If you see a job yr lease & 1 mo dep. Call
guaranteee, contact the 867-3336 AO TEA RINE
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Hospitality for the following protection agency. F(ont porch, nice neigh- 647-3228 8130 Trucks
(Job Code 44) borhood Must Seel 8140 Vans
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(Job Code 39) Sales Associate 1-877-FTC-HELP Dep. 6-12 molease. Call acre Shed/carport, $72K 8160 Motorcycles
Brenda 850-227-5380 Mexico Beach: New 2 or 3 8170 -Auto Parts
office Cashiers A public service br TH. Beg. @ 189,900K & Accessories
(Job Code 31) Stock Person message from the FTC 3 br, 2 be. .6 acre, wrkshp, 8210 Boats
Property Boat strg, fenced b'yrd. 8220- Personal Watercraft
(Job Code 4) Merchandiser and The News Heraldnew windows, fresh paint, 8230 Sailboat
Classified Advertising 5K8240 Boat & Marine
Restaurant Management Department Apalachicola: 3 br, 2 ba, Beacon Hill: 3 br, 2 bae, Supplies
(Job Code 37) Buyer, unfurn, Refridg, Washer & shed. 2 lots,$250k.' 8310 Aircraot/Avatieon
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Sales CoastJobsEast.com $57K/yr. Including Fed. borhood Must See! $173,900
(Job Code 39) or call us at Benefits and OT. Placed $800mo 1st & last. + $500 Gulf Aire: 5 br, 3 be, prvt
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866-769-5627 car garage $1250mo for Estate. Grea Sh a r
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listed above to Seeker profile 9 2004 Ford Mustang Con-
complete your job House For Rent in Port St. 2006-4BR, 2BA vertible GT 40th Edition
seekerprofile Joe, 3 br, 2 be, CH&A, din- Doublewide. Sits Leather interior, Power
Monster ng oom & Ig family room, Windows, Locks and
S onsr laundry room & nice yard. on 175'x150' Seats. Under 48,000 Miles.
BUSINESS.......No pets, $650 io., $450 a100,000 Mile Extended
SNo pets, $650 216., $450 .60 acre lot. Warranty Transferrable
Service of A service of 5100- Business Partially fenced. New Tires. Asking
Opportunities Mexico Beach 3 br, 1.5 ba $16,000.00, Call After
Sr The Star 5110 Money to Lend Cottage, 54 Azalea Dr. Oak trees. 6 7:00PM EST MONDAY-
Thtr10MnyoLnott Emage l5zaleaDRIDAY OR Anytime SAT-
$00mo. Mail: tallyman@ miles from Gulf. URDAY&SUNDAY SERI-
681-1981 429 Stebal Ave., OUS INQUIRES ONLY
Good Cook Needed: Established 36 Year Busi- Mexico Beach very nice 3 White City. (850) 850674-5178
St. Joseph's Bay Country Club, 40 hour ness For Sale. Annual ad- br, 2 bae. 313 Hatley Dr. 227-6043 BOA TS
week (includes 3 weekends a month), stable used cash flow of $1.5 Close to beach, $1000 mo
week (includes 3 weekends a month),stable million Operations, Real + $800 dep. Call $93,000 obo. 8210
position for the person who is quick on their Property and Inventory. 706-882-0683 FOR SALE
feet, willing to work and has a good attitude: $12 $15 Milion Distribu-ge 14' Hunter Sail Boat
we can train if needed for all the rest. $101 tor Territory Protected $200 Call 52-525
Proof of Financial Ability to
hour. Come by and fill out an application 700 Acquire Required. Fax In- Southern Coastal Management Great Weekender 30 ft
Country Club Road, (off C 30A East, Simmons quiries To: Charles L. LONG TERM RENTALS Sun Tracker Party Hut.
Bayou, east of Port St. Joe) or speak to Gail Signature Series Pontoon
227-1757 Borefoot Cottage- Brand New 2br/2.5hba..................from $1,050 4at, 1998 w/2002 Suzuki
/ ...f. WatersideVillage-Condo#300O,3br/3bo.......................1,400 all aluminium three axle,
r torsion suspension trailer.
F - - - - -- - - - Stove, Sink, Shower, Ma-
Advertising and PR Servicse Most properties are pet friendly with a fee, rine Head, Bottom ma-
l Uchine, battery charger,
I NIE/Marketing Coordinator I Seeking more inventory- offering reduced mgmt fee for Ist year. Please A/C, Canvas covers, both
I I coll 850-229-1350 for more info or visit www.southerncoostal.om forward and aft decks.
The News Herald is looking for a person to develop, I E 0 7-FORR w Pt S. FL $19,995 Run goCall
I implement and evaluate marketing strategies in sup- 6100 Business/ h W, Port S. Joe, L 32456 850-648-3055.
port of the Newspapers In Education program, espe- Commercial
I ally as it relates to circulation, fundraising, market- I 6110 Apartments
I ing and the overall image enhancement of the NIE 6120 Beach Rentals 1-1 A
program. This position is also responsible for provid- 6130 Condo/Townhouse "'
ing general support of all marketing activities includ- 6140 House Rentals i
ing, but'not limited to the promotion of the NIE pro- 150 Roommate Wanted
6160 Rooms for Rent
grams, the newspaper, and event marketing. I 6170- Mobile Home/Lot SOLuthern Co(astal jMana.('Ci1cn, Inc.
Candidates should have experience in Desktop pub- 61 90-Tmesha Rentals LON GTwM RENTALs& PoPIT','vINAG
fishing: Adobe Photoshop, Indesign or Illustrator. 6200 Vacation Rentals
Prefer Bachelor's Degree (communications, market- I Barefoot Cottages -Brand new 2br/2.5 ba 1200 sq ft cottages. Screened in porches, hardwood
g, enaertsing, nd one to three years of expek I America's floors, washer & dryer, two community pools and hot tub, fitness center. S1050 to S1150 per
The News Herald offers a competitive benefit pack- month. Water, sewer & wireless internet included.
age including 401(k) plan, vacation and sick leave, I
I medical, dental, vision and life insurance and paid I Storage Waterside Village ---Phenomenal 3br/3ba 1600 sq ft condo AND 3br/2.5 ba 1900 sq ft home in
I holidays. I gated community in Mexico Beach. Gulf views, washer & dryer, community pool and hot tub.
You may apply online at (8501 $1400 to $1700 per month.
I ww.emeraldcoast.com/employ app 0I 2 0 01y
or e-maillgrimes@pcnh.com. UU229-8014
Applications are available at Most properties are pet friendly.
501 W 11th Street, Panama City, FL. I Climate and
Non-Climate
NEWS HERALD Control Storage Seeking more inventory-offering reduced mngmt fee for 1st year. Please call 850-229-1350
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I Boat/RV storage
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Lured by a Prestigious Scholarship,



Matty Joins the Wolfpack


By Despina Williams
Star Staff Writer

Several factors con-
vinced Molly Matty to
enroll in North Carolina
State University
The current Port St.
Joe High School valedicto-
rian cited North Carolina's
cold winters, beautiful fall
leaves, warm summers,
daffodils and cherry blos-
soms.
A full ride from the
Jacob and Betty Belin
Scholarship also sweet-
ened the deal.
The scholarship,
which is renewable up to
three additional academic
years, provides for tuition,
fees, books, supplies,
housing and meals.
The scholarship's true
value for four years is in
excess of $100,000.
"They told me the only
thing I need to pay for is
my shampoo and my trip
up there," said Matty, who
received her award letter
in February.
The scholarship
requires students to major
in chemistry, mathemat-
ics, applied mathematics,


physics or statistics, and
maintain at least a 3.00
grade point average.
Matty plans to major
in Chemistry, with a possi-
ble double major or minor
in molecular biology.
The scholarship was
established by Jacob
Belin, a Port St. Joe High
School graduate, and his
wife, Betty, and offers
full out-of-state tuition to
Florida students. ,
Matty learned of the
scholarship through Port
St. Joe High School's guid-
ance office.
In submitting her
application, Matty noted
her high academic achieve-
ments, involvement in
school activities and lead-
ership positions.
"They wanted some-
body who is well rounded
Sand who will be a benefit
to N.C. State, and maybe
couldn't have gone there
otherwise," said Matty.
After receiving her
award letter, Matty visited
the N.C. State .Campus
duSprg Spring Break, and
was pleased to witness
the warm, "hippie" vibe in
Raleigh.


"I love the state of
North Carolina and they
have really good pro-
grams," said Matty.
At N.C. State, Matty
will live in the Honor's
Village, among an elite
group of students who
have earned above a 3.75
GPA in high school.
Residency in the
Honor's Village is by invi-
tation only, with 175 stu-
dents selected out of a
field of 500.
Matty will meet her
benefactors during an Oct.
11 dinner in which all
students on scholarship
will have the opportunity
to thank those responsi-
ble for their financial good
fortune.
To prepare herself
for the academic rigors
of N.C. State, Matty plans
to hit the books this sum-
mer.
"I'll be reteaching
myself chemistry and cal-
culus so I'll be partially
prepared," she said.
In addition to the
Jacob and Betty Belin
Scholarship, Matty also
received the ROTC Gillam
Award of $1,000 and


the Voice of Democracy
Award, $750.
Should she change


her mind and attend a
Florida school, Matty
qualifies for the full dis-


bursement of the Bright
Futures Scholarship.


Port St. Joe High School valedictorian Molly Matty received the Jacob
and Betty Belin Scholarship, valued at over $100,000. She will attend North
Carolina State University this fall.


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