Group Title: Star (Port Saint Joe, Fla.).
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Title: The star
Uniform Title: Star (Port Saint Joe, Fla.)
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Creator: Star
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Place of Publication: Port St. Joe Fla
Publication Date: June 5, 2008
Copyright Date: 2009
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Subject: Newspapers -- Port Saint Joe (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Gulf -- Port Saint Joe
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in 1937.
General Note: Editor: Wesley R. Ramsey, <1970>.
General Note: Publisher: The Star Pub. Co., <1970>.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 2, no. 7 (Dec. 2, 1938).
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Scholarships 3A


Palmer Leaving PSJHS 9A


Sleeping Beauty Honored 1 B


YOUR HOMETOWN NEWSPAPER FOR OVER 69 YEARS
USPS 518-880 70th Year, Number 33 Port St. Joe, FL 2 Sections 20 Pages
June 5, 2008


The Class of


The seniors of We-
wahitchka and Port St.
Joe High Schools offi-
cially graduated last Sat-
urday and Monday, with
lots of laughter, whistles,
clapping, and quite a few
tears- and that was just
from proud parents, fam-
ily and friends.
The seniors added
that and much more dur-
ing the two graduation cer-


Wewahitchkb High
School valedictorian
Geoffrey Manor


Port St. Joe High School
valedictorian Molly Matty


emonies that marked their
official entry into the adult
world.
Playing to packed gym-
nasiums at both schools,
the seniors took their long
anticipated walk down the
center aisle in traditional-
crimson or royal blue caps
and gowns. Valedictorians
and salutatorians deliv-
ered well crafted, often
funny speeches, with only
an occasional teary trem-


ble in the voices.
Following tradition, an
extensive list of scholar-
ships was announced and
presented to the gradu-
ates at both ceremonies
- a list made all the more
impressive for the amount
of scholarship dollars won
by and amassed by such a
small community.
*In fact, thanks to the
Gulf County Scholarship
Program, every student
who graduates from a Gulf
County public high school
has an opportunity to pur-
sue further education at a
college, university or voca-
tional/technical school.
Since 1987, the pro-
gram has awarded more
than $355,000 to over 900
Gulf County graduates at-
tending postsecondary in-
stitutions.
It has been the subject
of articles in such national
publications as USA To-
day, the New York Times
and the Christian Science
Monitor.
Funds from the Jes-
sie Ball DuPont Fund were
used to establish the pro-
gram. It is endorsed by the
Gulf County School Board
and is supported finan-
cially by the St. Joe Com-
munity Foundation, the
Estate of Helen Hambric,
and area individuals and
businesses.
Below is the list of
graduates from both
schools and a list of schol-
arships- (see- ---sidebars)
awarded during the week-
end's ceremonies.

Port St. Joe High
School

High Honors Graduates

Amber Nicole Allen,
Eric Christopher Brum-
baugh, Jonathan Matthew
Davidson, Edward Alex-
ander Flanagan, Grant
Wallace Gingell, Addie Re-
becca Little, Carolyn Ann
Marley;


Ashton McKenzie Nor-
ris, Krista Brooke Parker,
Amber Rachelle Ropelis,
Kellie Renee Wright, Mat-
thew William Wright.


2008


Honors Graduates

Kathryn Elizabeth Ar-
nold, Jessica Lynn Buc-
cieri, Jessica Lynn Chanc-


ey, Jasmine Michel'le
Fennell, Philipp John
Fuze, Grant Tyler Glass,

(See GRADUATES on Page 2A)


Marie Logan/The star
Port St. Joe High School graduates receive a standing ovation inside the R. Marion
Craig Coliseum on Monday.


Marie Logan/The Star
A Wewahitchka High School graduate cuts up before taking the stage Saturday.


Gingell, Reeves Vie for Group 3 Seat in City Run-off


By Despina Williams
Star Staff Writer

Two familiar local
businesspeople will vie
for the Group 3 Port St.
Joe City Commission seat
in next Tuesday's run-off
election.
John Reeves earned
the highest percentage of


votes in the May 13 general
election, with 43 percent,
or 316 votes. His run-off
challenger, Lorinda Gingell,
garnered 33 percent, or
236 votes.
Third place finisher
Keith "Duke" Jones earned
25 percent, or 188 votes.
Reeves, owner of Reeves
Furniture and Refinishing
Shop on Reid Ave, served
one previous term on the
board.
He has resided in Port
St. Joe since 1979, and
was previously employed
with the St. Joe Paper
Company.
Gingell, owner of the
Tenth Street Bed and
Breakfast, moved to Port
St. Joe with her son, Grant,
in 2002.
She is a former
teacher, administrator
and restaurant owner, and
makes her first bid for
elected office.


The run-off winner will
replace Benny Roberts, who
announced his retirement
earlier this year.

John Reeves

Reeves defined job
growth as the number one
challenge facing Port St.
Joe.
"We have to get more
aggressive in going out and
recruiting shops, industry
- anything that can bring
new employment to Port St.
Joe. The commission has
to be more proactive with
it," said Reeves.
Reeves' strategy
for expanding the city's
business base includes
tax abatements for new
businesses and a possible
reduction in fees for
business licenses.
Reeves said the city
has been "too passive" in
depending on organizations


like the Economic
Development Council and
Port St. Joe Downtown
Redevelopment Agency to
recruit new businesses.
If elected, Reeves will
recommend that the city
contractwith the FortWorth-
based Buxton Company,
which markets its "retail
economic development
program" to government
entities, as well as retail,
healthcare and restaurant
industries.
Reeves recommended
contracting with the
Buxton Company during
his previous term as
commissioner, but said
the "booming economic
climate" made the
request less attractive to
commissioners. "
"I feel like with the
economic climate like it is,
the commission would be
supportive of something
along that line," he said.


Reeves strongly
criticized the St. Joe
Company for "stifling
economic growth" in Port
St. Joe by "not making
land available for industry
to come in here."
The solution, said
Reeves, is for the city and
county to purchase land
from the St. Joe Company
directly "When you beg for
something, you're beholden
to somebody, but not if you
pay a fair price."
"For years, we've let the
St. Joe Company dictate
what the vision is. We need
to work with them, instead
of it being a one-way street,"
added Reeves.
Reeves stressed
the need for increased
cooperation between the
city and county.
Noting his personal
relationships with all five
county commissioners as
well as county staff, Reeves


said he would advocate joint
city and county quarterly
meetings to discuss issues
of common interest.
"If you can sit down and
talk with people you find
you have more in common
than what you disagree on,"
he said.

(See CANDIDATES on Page 8A).


John Reeves


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No Surprise

By Marie Logan
Star Staff Writer

In the May 27 Gulf
County County Conmission
meeting, commission chair
Billy Traylor decried -a
recent request by St. Joe
Natural Gas (SJNG) for a
rate hike increase.
Traylor, stating he had
just seen a bulletin from'
the Florida Public Service
Commission (FPSC) that
described the request,
cited an increase of 36-39
percent and said no one in
the public knew about it.
After Traylor objected to
the proposed increase, the
board passed a motion 4-1
to send a letter of objection
to the FPSC opposing the
increase.
Commissioner Bill
Williams voted against the
motion, saying, in fairness,
the board needed to allow
Stuart Shoaf, president of
St. Joe Natural Gas (SJNG)
in Port St. Joe, to address
the board and give his
reasons for requesting a4
increase.
According to Shoaf, in
an interview on June 2, the
requested rate increase was
not a 39 percent increase
across the board, and the
request had been in the
public domain, "including
the county governments
hands, since Dec. 21, 2007.
The Star obtained
copies of two different letters
mailed by SJNG to all its
customers on March 13 and
April 25 of this year.
Both letters spelled out
the process the company
followed in filing interim and
final rate increase requests;
the dates when the FPSC
was to consider the request;
when customers and the
public could address the
isue in public meetings; a
(See GAS on Page 10A)







2A Thursday. June 5.2008 The Star, Port St. Joe, FL Established 1937 Serving Gulf County and surrounding areas for 70 years


Graduates From Page 1A


Devin Leanne Guillot, Car-
son Whitley Howse, Olivia
Anne Lamberson, Palmer
Hays Philyaw, Jr., Elijah
Pasquale Quaranta, Kellye
Paige Robinson.

Graduates

Mason Reed Adkison,
Samuel Ray Baird, Blake


Wheeler Barnes, Curtis
Ramon Reshard Beard,
James Britton Brown, Sha-
troyla Celeste Bryant, Kath-
rine Elizabeth Burdeshaw,
Francie Elizabeth Burgess,
Chazten Tre'quis Byrd,
Ricardo McKenzie Clem-
mons;
Jessica Lee Cole-
man, Jolie Lynn Coleman,


Kaneshia Nicole Cum-
mings. Travis Brandon
Dailey, Anthony Dwayne
Delaine, Jr., Melissia Lynn
Deputy, Justin Cole Dow-
num, Shane Michael Duty,
Samuel Liles Ellmer, Eliza-
beth Ashley Erickson, Nic-
hole Lin Everett, Charlotte
Brittany Faircloth, Steven
Bernard Fennell, Matthew
Thomas Gannon;
Jimmy Guy Gibson,
Kristanna Lynne Gilbert,
Lester Clyde Greenwood,
Christopher Sean Guillotte,
Audrey Victoria Hamilton,
Kelly Katrina Hubbard,
James Robert Hunley, III,
Matthew George Hunter,
Madeline Liselotte Kidney,
Meagen Christina Langley;
Lauren Christine Larsen,
Samantha Morgan Layfield,
Renee Bennie Lewis, Zheng
Xing Lin, Maria Valentina
Lopez, Amanda Lynn Lu-
cas, Michael Jared Lucas,
Melvin Benjamin Martin,
Jr., John Lamar Miller, IV
Jeremy Ryan Mills, Bryce
McKenzie Nelson, Whitney
Drew Nixon, Edward Lee
Pack, Wilbur Kirby Pearce;
Charles Henry Persall.
Antonio Jarrell Peterson,
Alyssa Marie Pettie, Lau-
radenna Marie Phillips,
Justin Heath Pierce, Leslie
Elaine Pope, Tiara Shanay
Pryor, Ethan Trevor Ra-
pack, Matthew Joseph Rich,
John Dalton Richter, Sarah


Mycheryl Riddel, Bobby
Joann Robinson, Dustin
Edward Roleson, Jonathan
Steve Ross, Rashard Dev-
ille Rouse; James Preston
Rutherford, Albert Carlton
Sheffer, Trevor Beau Seay,
Nelson James Shelton, Em-
erson Tyler Sizemore, Ale-
sha Samone Smiley, Tyna-
lin Smiley, Jr., Summer
LaRissa Stitt, Kayla Eliza-
beth Thompson, Thomas
Allen Vickers, Corbin Lyn
Vickery; Corey Edward
Weeks, Lenora Annalisa
Weimorts, Reginal D'Waine
Welch, Lacey Dupree Wil-
liams, Meghan Elizabeth
Williams, Terry Prince Wil-
liams, Morgan Leslie Wood,
Kellie Renee Wright, Josh-
ua William Zuber.

Wewahitchka High
School

High Honors Graduates
(3.85-4.0 GPA)

Halee Christian Baker,
Rebecca Lynn Barnes, Jan-
le Nicole Boyett, Tyler Rex
Bush, Kayla Lois Chum-
ney, John Andrew Dorman,
Katlyn Leigh Ann Gortman,
Summer Rhae Grice, Hall
Childs Harden;
Meleah Beth Lister,
Kenneth Geoffrey Manor,
Mary Katherine Taunton,
Brent Austin Walker, Kelly
Nicole Weeks, Brandi Nic-
hole Whitfield, Gayla Joy
Williamson, Rachael Nicole
Zucci.

Honors Graduates
(3.5-3.849 GPA)

Sharee Nicole Addi-
son, Tori Renee Bowles,
Janessa Nicole Campbell,
Joey Shane Collins, Ash-
ley Shay Gates, Michelle
Nicole Hand, Whitney Ni-
cole Myrick, Shana Leanne
Pridgeon, Lisa Danielle
Richards, Audreanna Sy-
mone Spivey, Samantha Jo
Spivey.

Graduates

Michael Jay Algueseva,


Shelton Cody Andrews, colm, Natalya Marie Miller,
Amanda Faith Causey, Nikita Michelle Miller, Ryan
Heather Elaine Davis, Car- Anthony Myers, Tabitha
oline Elaine Douglas, Phil- Lynn Pelt, Travis Glen
lip Maxwell Fleming, Jason Piercy, Joshua Jeremiah
Allan Fox, Steven William Sandlin, Nicole Latrice Sta-
Fox, Elizabeth Michelle cy, Michael Stephan Strip-
Grimsley, Anthony James ling;
Hammond, Tiffany Ann Troy Carl Suber, Bran-
Hayes; don Paul Tifft, Samantha
Tuanna Irene Hill, Louise Wade, Vanessa Mi-
Jesse Clyde Jones, Tiffanie chele Wait, Allen Kyle Whit-
Chante Keith, Holly Renee field, Brittany Marie Wood.
Knowles, Adrian Kevin
Lewis, Alexander Benjamin (For a complete list of
Lewis, Kassie Nicole Mal- scholarships, see Page 3A)


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Scholarship Recipients


Bright Futures Estimated

Gold Seal Vocational*
$10,000.00 Natalya Miller
Florida Medallion
$12,000.00 Rebecca Barnes
$12,000.00 ToriBowles
$12,000.00 Janie Boyette
$12,000.00 Tyler Bush
$12,000.00 Andrew Dorman
$12,000.00 Ashley Gates
$12,000.00 Katlyn Gortman
$12,000.00 Summer Grice
$12,000.00 Halie Hardin
$12,000.00 Holly Knowles
$12,000.00 M6leah Lister
$12,000.00 Kassi Malcolm
$12,000.00 Geoffrey Manor
$12,000.00 Shana Pridgeon
$12,000.00 Lisa Richards
$12,000.00 Mary Taunton
$12,000.00 Brent WalkeR
$12,000.00 Kelly Weeks
$12,000.00 Brandi Whitfield
$12,000.00 Rachael Zucci
Florida Academic Scholar*
$16,000.00 Halee Baker
$16,000.00 Gayla Williamson

Take Stock In Children
$12,000.00 Sharee Addison

Gulf Coast Community
College Foundation Walter Wilder
$1,400.00 Tyler Bush
$1,400.00 Holly Knowles
$1,400.00 Samantha Wade
Kiwanas Club
$1,400.00 Mary Taunton
Cleckly GCCC
$1,400.00 Michelle Hand
$1,400.00 Natalya Miller
$1,400.00 Whitney Myrick
Oscar Redd Memorial
$1,400.00 Holly Knowles
P.A.C.E. Local
$1,400.00 Kayla Chumney
Billy Tapper
$1,400.00 Kayla Chumney
Jimmy And Susan Wilder
$1,400.00 Ashley Gates
$1,400.00 Samantha Wade
$1,400.00 RachaelZucci
$1,400.00 Janessa Campbell
CFES
$2,800.00 Whitney Myrick
GCCC Honors
$2,800.00 Halee Baker
$2,800.00 Tyler Bush

Community Scholarships
Bateman-Wooten Scholarship
$200.00 Shana Pridgeon
$200.00 Meleah Lister
$400.00 Rachael Zucci
Masonic Lodge


Linda Lewis Wright Teacher
Scholarship
$300.00 Morgan Wood
Ashton Norris
Kiwanis Academics- English
$100.00 Krista Parker
Kiwanis Academics- Math
$100.00 Phillip Fuze
Kiwanis Academics- Social Studies
$100.00 Jonathan Davidson
Kiwanis Academics- Science
$100.00 Eric Brumbaugh
Kiwanis Academics- Outstanding
Girl
$100.00 Molly Matty
Kiwanis Academics- Outstanding
Boy
$100.00 Matthew Wright
Arizona Chemical Science Award
(highest student Science)
$1,000.00 Molly Matty
Marilyn Witten Scholarship
$1,000.00 Shane Duty
Olivia Lamberson
Gold Card Awards- highest GPA in
each area Sr. year
ENC1101 $200.00 Krista Parker
MAC1140 $200.00 Molly Matty
Spanish $200.00 Krista Parker
Physics $200.00 Eric
Brumbaugh
Gloria Ramsey Award- Valedictorian
$500.00 Molly Matty
Salutatorian Award
$350.00 Krista Parker
Shelly Coldewey Memorial
Scholarship (well rounded Female)
$500.00 Carson Howse
Tom Coldewey Memorial
Scholarship (well rounded male)
$500.00 Phillip Fuze
George Tapper Scholarship
(Valedictorian)
$1,000.00 Molly Matty

Billy Tapper Local 1564 & Local 17r
White Student
$390.00 Eric Brumbaugh
African American
$390.00 Jasmine Fennell
Emerald Coast Federal Credit
Union
$500.00 Eric Brumbaugh
Gibson Rotary (up to 4 years w/
application)
$1,000.00 Matthew Wright
Kiwanis
$1,400.00 Kathryn Arnold
Walter Wilder Scholarship (up to
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$500.00 Brandi Whitfield
$500.00 Katlyn Gortman
VFW Auxiliary
$500.00 Gayla Williamson
$500.00 Tyler Bush
Walmart Foundation
$1,000.00 Andrew Dorman
$1,000.00 Gayla Williamson
Arizona Chemical
$1,000.00 Geoffrey Manor
African-American
$350.00 Nicole Stacy
$350.00 Adrian Lewis
$400.00 Samantha Spivey
$400.00 Ashley Gates
$400.00 Lisa Richards
$400.00 Michelle Hand
$400.00 Sharee Addison
$450.00 Summer Grice
$450.00 Rachael Zucci
$450.00 Katlyn Gortman
$450.00 Janie Boyette
$500.00 Geoffrey Manor
$400.00 Audrey Riley
$400.00 Samantha Wade
Geraldine Williams
$200.00 Nicole Stacy
$200.00 Michelle Hand
$200.00 Sharee Addison
Sallie Mae
$1,000.00 Kassi Malcolm
Charles & Betty Cleckley
$800.00 Caroline Douglas
$800.00 Samantha Wade
Stella Tillman
$800.00 Elizabeth Grimsley
Methodist Care Closet
$1,000.00 Joey Collins
Womans Club
$500.00 Geoffrey Manor
$500.00 Gayla Williamson
Junior Service League
$1,000.00 Brent Walker
Gulf County Jr Miss
$100.00 Rebecca Barnes
$250.00 Samantha Spivey
City Employees
$500.00 Audrey Riley
$500.00 Samantha WaDe
$500.00 Rebecca Barnes
$500.00 Gayla Williamson
First Methodist Holloway
Scholarship
$1,000.00 Geoffrey Manor
$1,000.00 Brent Walker
Search And Rescue
$500.00 Hali Harden
$500.00 Michael Algueseva
Forgotten Coast Builders
$1,000.00 Gayla Williamson
Harold's Auto Parts Leadership
Award
$250.00 Natalya Miller
Fairpoint
$1,000.00 Halee Baker
Gator Boosters
$250.00 Rebecca Barnes


$250.00
$100.00
$100.00
$100.00
$100.00
$100.00
$100.00
NHS
$25.00
$25.00
$25.00
$25.00
$25.00
$25.00
$25.00
$25.00
$25.00
$25.00
$25.00
$25.00
$25.00
$25.00
$25.00
$25.00
$25.00
$25.00
$25.00
$25.00
$25.00
$25.00
$25.00
$25.00
GCEA
$200.00


Geoffrey Manor
Summer Grice
Tyler Bush
Brandon Tifft
Rachael Zucci
Ashley Gates
Natalya Miller

Sharee Addison
Halee Baker
Rebecca Barnes
Janie Boyette
Tyler Bush
Janessa Campbell
Kayla Chumney
Joey Collins
Andrew Dorman
Katlyn Gortman
Summer Grice
Hali Harden
Tiffanie Keith
Meleah Lister
Geoffrey Manor
Whitney Myrick
Lisa Richards
Audrey Riley
Samantha Spivey
Samantha Wade
Brent Walker
Kelly Weeks
Brandi Whitfield
Gayla Williamson


Brent Walker


Jack And Christine Husband
Scholarship
$500.00 Tyler Bush
Emerald Coast Credit Union
$500.00 Samantha Wade
Frank And Violet Graddy Memorial
$500.00 Mary Taunton
Star Publications
$200.00 Meleah Lister
Work Force
$250.00 Sharee Addison
$250.00 Michelle Hand

Military
G I Bill And Incentives Army
$71,000.00 Janessa Campbell
$95,000.00 Tiffany Keith
G I Bill Marines
$39,814.00 Alex Lewis
$39,814.00 Troy Suber

College
Stetson University Faculty Merit
Scholarship
$60,000.00 Brent Walker
MIarion Military Institute
$30,000.00 Tori Bowles
Haney
$1,000.00 Shelton
Andrews




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2 years) Minoii rPeitun
$1,000.00 Morgan Wood Duran's Piggly Wiggly NJROTC
GCCC Honors (2 years tuition) Scholarship
$2,800.00 Devin Guillot $500.00 Katie Burdeshaw
Addie Little Sarah Riddle
Carolyn Marley VFW Post #10069 NJROTC
GCCC Partnership (1 year tuition) Leadership Scholarship
$1,400.00 Laura Phillips $500.00 Lauren Larsen
Kayla Thompson Melissa Deputy
Corbin Vickery Josh Zuber
Long Ave. Baptist Church TCP Scholarship (2 yr. GCCC
$1,000.00 Shane Duty tuition & book stipend)
Olivia Lamberson $4,000.00 Alesha Smiley
Zedoc Baxter Memorial Benjamin Roy Gibson Family
Scholarship Scholarship
Alex Flanagan $1,000.00 Charlotte Faircloth
Oliver & Laura Taylor Scholarship The Star
Katie Burdeshaw $200.00 Jonathan Davidson
Junior Service League Scholarship Delta Kappa Gamma
$1,000.00 Olivia Lamberson $500.00 Shane Duty
White City Fire Department Morgan Wood
Megan Langley A Challenge Scholarship
Samantha Layfield $1000 Rashard Rouse
Summer Stitt $500 Blake Barnes
Lenora Weimorts Dorothy Beard Memorial
Junior Beta Club Scholarship "
$500.00 Alyssa Pettie $700 Ashton Norris
GCEA $500 Jasmine Fennell
$200.00 Grant Glass Sam Cox Memorial Scholarship
Morgan Wood $1,500.00 Alex Flanagan
Hank Rish Memorial Scholarship
City Wide Missionary Society $500.00 Kellye Wright
Scholarship Herman Dean Scholarship
$500.00 Jasmine Fennell $500.00 Amber Ropelis
Fairpoint Communication Band Boosters Scholarship
Scholarship $500.00 Amber Ropelis
$1,000.00 Shane Duty $250.00 Sam Baird
Jay Rish Century Business $250.00 James Rutherford
Scholarship The WasWa Scholarship
$500.00 Jonathan Davidson $500.00 Carson Howse
Grant Gingell Port St. Joe Garden Club
Workforce Incentives $250.00 Reggie Welch
$250.00 Celeste Bryant Pace Local 379 Scholarship
Antonio Peterson $,1,400.00 Addie Little
Jimmy & Susan Wilder Scholarship Jessica Chancey
(GCCC students) Better Business Bureau
$1,400.00 Lacey Williams $1,000.00 Ashton Norris
Mason Adkison Panhandle Gator Club
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Fresh Air and Pollution


One of the more refreshing exchanges in
local government occurred early in last week's
budget discussion at the Gulf County School
Board offices.
A mother, Vickie Scheffer, came before
the board to provide a status report of sorts
concerning what she had found when given
access to the physical footprint of Port St. Joe
High School.
Her journey and assessment was an answer
to a challenge Superintendent of Schools Tim
Wilder had issued to solicit suggestions to slice
$1.9 million from the district's budget.
Wilder had presented an overview of his
recommendations at a May 1 workshop and
more or less asked for help from the public, any
ideas or suggestions as to other ways to cut that
slice, since much of that portion translated into
real people.
This soliciting input from the public seemed
a novel concept on its own, but Ms. Scheffer
took up the gauntlet and returned four weeks
later with a thick packet of material about ways
the schools could be more efficient, energy-wise
and therefore fiscally.
Many of her suggestions seemed
commonsensical and ones many businesses
are already being forced to look closely at -
cutting travel, more efficient use of computers,
being more economical with lights and air
conditioning, fixing exterior cracks on doors
and windows, etc. but she offered them in a
friendly and engaging manner and went above
and beyond.
There was no defensiveness on either
side of the podium throughout her critique of
operations in one school; there was no apparent
animosity, just engagement and an exchange of
ideas.
Ms. Scheffer was effusively thanked for her
efforts, pledged a workshop to discuss what she
had found and sat down knowing she had at
least been listened to, whether or not the board
adopts any of her recommendations.
That is the kind of meeting and public
engagement that should happen more often in
local government, but does not.
That reality was on display 48 hours prior
to the School Board meeting at the County
Courthouse Annex, where yet another county
employee was being publicly pummeled by a
county commissioner with an apparent axe to
grind.
Never mind that, according to the public
records requested by this newspaper from the
Mosquito Control Department, much of the
harangue wasn't based on fact.
Never mind that Mosquito Control has
seemed to have become the whipping boy, so to
speak, of this commissioner since he was very
publicly found in violation of state spraying
requirements and forced to apologize.


And forget that control of mosquitoes
and the diseases they carry is actually one of
those public health issues that exist within the
bailiwick of government established 224 years
ago as dedicated solely to protecting our bodies
and liberties.
None of that matters in the Commission
meeting room, though, when there is somebody
or something to humiliate in a public setting,
bullying and soap boxes having replaced
dialogue and leadership.
The contrast in these two meetings, both
local, both involving county folks, is, upon any
close observation, the contrast evolving from the
mindset that being elected has instilled in one'
power and abilities superior to the pack.
That mere victory on Election Day is a
stamp of approval that one has arisen one step
above the rest, that greatness has been thrust
upon one's shoulders through deification at the
ballot box.
The Vickie Scheffers of this community
could provide a different perspective.

Ethics Update
Maybe the issue for county commissioners
is a need for a refresher course on basic ethics.
Two recent examples provide a prism.
One was a reading of the recently-published
delinquent tax rolls which included two county
commissioners and in numbers, when adding
business and personal links, which combine to
well into the five figures.
Maybe the taxes have been paid, but for
public officials to be delinquent is akin to using
the county coffers as a personal bank, floating
personal expenses with public money.
In a vast understatement, that is what is
called a poor example, particularly when having
overseen, in part or in whole, the greatest
expansion in county spending of taxpayer
money in the county's history.
Great to spend other people's money,
apparently, not so great when it's your own.
For the other example, rewind to a recent
special meeting and the almost cavalier flaunting
of the Sunshine Law.
Commissioners thought nothing of
adjourning in the middle of the meeting to go off
together for, it was later learned, a tour of the
jail and EMS buildings.
Commissioners returned, resumed the
meeting and hardly a word was uttered, leaving
discussion, one could only guess, for those
dinners commissioners like to sit down to after
meetings.
The jail and EMS building were not
mentioned anywhere on the meeting notice
and agenda. The public was not invited on the
tours.
And so it goes at least until voters decide
they've had enough.


It's hurricane season. We all
know that. Starts every year the
first of June and doesn't end 'till
after Thanksgiving. I don't think
yellow fly season lasts that long.
And, honestly, I'm more terrified
of yellow flies than hurricanes.'
Every year about this time
some pretty
clever people
start post-
ing amusing
hurricane
stories on
the internet.
One of those
follows. I
wish I knew
the guy who
wrote it (he's
a pretty
funny fel-
Ron Isbell low), but I
don't...
General Manager, Any day
Star Publications now you're
going to turn
on your TV
and see a weather person point-
ing to some radar blob out in
the Gulf of Mexico and making
two basic meteorological points:
1. There is no need to panic. 2.
We're all going to be killed.
Yes, hurricane season is an
exciting time to be in Florida.
If you're new to the area,
you're probably wondering what
you need to do to prepare for
the possibility that we'll get hit
by the "big one".
Based on our experience,
we recommend that you follow
this simple three-step hurricane
preparedness plan:
1. Buy enough food and
bottled water to last your family
for at least three days.
2. Put these supplies in
your car.
3. Drive to Nebraska
and remain there until
Thanksgiving.
Unfortunately, statistics
show that most people will
not follow this sensible plan.
Most will foolishly stay here in
Florida. Those that stay should
pay close attention to certain
items.
We'll start with homeowner's
insurance. If you own a home
you must have hurricane insur-
ance. Fortunately, this insurance
is cheap and easy to get, as long
as your home meets two basic
requirements:
1. It is reasonably well-built.
2. It is located in Nebraska.
Unfortunately, if your home


is located in Florida most insur-
ance companies would prefer
not to sell you hurricane insur-
ance, because they might be
required to pay YOU money, and
that is certainly not why they
got into the insurance business
in the first place. So, you will
have to scrounge around for an
insurance company, which will
charge you an annual premium
roughly equal to the replace-
ment value of your house.
At any moment this com-
pany can drop you like used
dental floss.
Shutters: Your house should
have hurricane shutters on all
the windows, doors and if it's a
major hurricane the toilets.
There are several types of
shutters, each with their own
advantages and disadvantages.
Plywood: The advantage is
that because you make them
yourself, they're cheap. The dis-
advantage is that, because .you
make them yourself, they will
fall off.
Sheet metal shutters: The
advantage of these is that they
work well once you get them
all up. The disadvantage is that
once you get them all up it will
be December.
Roll-Down shutters: The
advantages are that they're very
easy to use and will definitely
protect your house. The disad-
vantage is that you will have to
sell your house to pay for them.
Hurricane-Proof Windows:
They look like ordinary win-
dows, but they can withstand
hurricane winds! You can be sure
of this because the salesman
says so. He lives in Nebraska.
Hurricane Supplies: You
will need a mess of supplies.
Do not buy them now. Tradition
requires you wait until the last'
possible minute so that you can
get in fights with strangers over
the last can of Spam.
You will need the follow-
ing supplies: 23 flashlights. At
least $167 worth of batteries
that, when the power goes out,
turn out to be the wrong size
for the flashlights. Bleach. No,
I don't know what the bleach is
for. NOBODY knows what the
bleach is for, but it's a tradition.
Get some A big knife that you
can strap to your leg. This will
be useless in a hurricane, but
it looks cool A large quantity of
raw chicken. This is used to pla-
cate the alligators. Ask anybody
(See PANIC on Page 5A)


A Lesson from Mary E.


Someone told me there are
350 million people in America.
Now, that is a lot of earlobes and
elbows. 350 million! And are you
telling me, out of this 350 million
throng, the three candidates that
we are down to in this presidential
race are the best we can come up
with?
Come on now.
Maybe I've seen too much of
these aspiring contenders. Or they
have talked about each other a tad
too often. Or their stories have
been told one too many times.
Or the campaign "front" men they
keep interviewing on t.v. don't come
across as all that sincere. Maybe if
we could turn them off for a week..
Sometimes I can't tell one candi-
date from the others.
And, please understand, I'm
not anti John McCain, Hillary
Clinton or Barack Obama. I'm sure
they are very nice people. I'm not
on some kind of witch hunt. Nor
am I trying to sway a vote one way
or the other. It's just that none
of these three instill a heaping
amount of hope or good vibes or
confidence in my little heart. I'd
like another option.
It appears to me that these
three are more interested in getting
elected than figuring out what this
nation needs to be doing. I'm sure


that is not the case, but I
can't help but get that feel-
ing as the minutest detail of
this campaign is unveiled
nightly for our viewing plea-
sure. I have learned more
than I want to know about
each of these candidates.
We once voted Mary E.
Pendleton class treasurer.
But we only had sixteen to
choose from. And when you
consider we had already
elected Bobby Brewer pres-
ident, Pam Collins vice-president,
Millicent Blackburn secretary and
Buddy Wiggleton sergeant-at-arms
our selection pool had decreased
even more. If we had had 350 mil-
lion in that class, I promise you we
could have found someone a little
more qualified than Mary El
We didn't notice our money
was missing until we decided to
leave something for the. school to
remember us by. We figured a sign
board out by the flag pole would be
mighty appropriate. We had been
taking up dues at our monthly
class meeting all year. We held a
car wash in April. By our rough
calculation we had at least eighty
or ninety dollars; until we got the
"year end" treasury report. Mary
E. stood up, cleared her throat and
announced that we had a grand


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total of fourteen dollars and eleven
cents in our account.
We cried foul. We ranted and
raved. We threw our pencils at her.
We called for a recount. We started
an investigation. We thought Mary
E. was passing out all of those
milkshakes on her dimel Come to
find out her generosity was fueled
by our bank account. We had eaten
the evidence!
And Mary E. claimed no harm,
no foul. She, as constitutionally
designated treasurer, allowed that
this was perfectly legal. She had
used class funds for the class's
benefit. Anne Alexander countered
that she hadn't gotten any of the
milkshakes and the class owed
her money! Larry Ridinger, who
was a special favorite of Mary E's,
had received a shake every day
for months. Some felt Larry owed
the class. Buddy suggested Larry


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pay Anne and everything
would be square..except we
didn't get to leave a last-
ing memory to the school.
Miss Polly Rucker helped
us there. She shook her
head and bemoaned that no
one was ever going to forget
this class.
You see what select-
ing the wrong person can
do! We got 350 million to
choose from. Surely, there
is someone out there to


stand in this gap...
I'm wondering if there isn't
a straight shooting cowboy in
Wyoming that might be better suit-
ed to run this country. Or maybe
a Wall Street financier that can
get the economy back on track.
Or a West Virginia coal miner who
knows a thing or two about earning
a paycheck. Or a Nebraska truck
driver who has befriended every
waiter and waitress from Bangor,
Maine, to Astoria, Oregon.
We could elect Chick King
President. He's a former baseball
coach of. mine who was about as
direct as they come. He didn't put
up with any "eyewash" or gray
area. And he has his own ideas!
We could save a lot of money on
press secretaries and speech writ-
ers. Don't nobody speak for Chick


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King except Chick!
I have thought of Mr. Ed Wiley
during this campaign. He worked
down at city hall as a clerk or
something when Mary E. was twid-
dling away our money. He was
quiet and unassuming. He always
wore a white short sleeve shirt and
a narrow black tie. To my knowl-
edge he never ran for public office.
But he was about the most honest,
upright person I have ever known.
He didn't cheat. He didn't cut cor-
ners. He respected every person.
He was genuinely concerned about
one and all. He was frugal to a
fault. He loved this country. And he
was never heard to say a discourag-
ing word. We should have elected
him class treasurer in 1964.
Mr. Wiley died several years
ago. I'd still vote for him. Unless, of
course, we could find someone like
him to volunteer to run for presi-
dent in 20081
I know they are out there. The
numbers are on our side. There
are some great folks in this nation.
I just don't think we have found
them yet. Or, maybe, the good ones
have seen the hassle a candidate
goes through and don't want the
job. I can't see many up sides to it
myself.
I read where a bunch of people
didn't like Abe Lincoln when he got
elected. You can't always judge a
book by looking at the cover. Maybe
there is hope that one in this pres-
ent group will turn out alright. Let's
pray to that end.
But let's be on the look out for
that cowboy in Wyoming, the Wall
Street financier or the truck driver
from Nebraska just in case...

Respectfully,

Kes


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Gulf County Mosquito
Control Program
I attended the Gulf
County Commissioners'
meeting last Tuesday (May
27, 2008) and was given the
opportunity to watch our
local government in action.
I watched as Mark Cothran,
the person responsible for
the county's mosquito con-
trol program, was publicly
questioned as to whether
or not he was doing his job
correctly.
Commissioner
McLemore complained (at
times sounding to me
at least very sarcastic)
that the "New" County
Mosquito Control Program
wasn't working for him. In
particular, he (McLemore)
wanted to know why his
District (District 1 of the
5 in the County) only
received some 20 hours
of spraying for the whole
of last month while the
County was paying some-
one for a full 40 hour work
week. McLemore's tirade
went on for some five min-
utes or more and included
comments like "Do they
need to have a license to
count mosquitoes?" After
he commented on the
Mosquito Control Program's
recently increased budget
(-$124,000 in '03-04 to
-$413,000 in '06-'07), Mr
McLemore went on, and on,
and on with Commission
Chair, Mr. Traylor jumping
in with backup saying
that Mr. Cothran was just
not spraying enough. The
telling point of all this was
when Mr. McLemore asked
"Has the law changed so
much in the last few years
that you can't just spray
(to kill mosquitoes)?"
The answer to that ques-


tlon is YES, and, based on
recent events, if anyone
should know that, it is Mr.
McLemore.
After 'the meeting
adjourned, I approached
Mr Cothran and asked why
he didn' t put up much of a
defense to Mr. McLemore's
assault. He stated that
since the first of the year
there had been several (3 -
5) meetings concerning the
Mosquito Control Program
during which he (Cothran)
had explained the State
spraying regulations to the
commissioners. He just
didn't know what else he
could say.
For those of you who
don't know how the pro-
gram works here it is
in a nut shell. It is pretty
straightforward:
1. You can't spray
unless you have a mea-
sured number of mosqui-
toes present. One way to
measure is by trapping the
little buggers. The trap
spray/no spray threshold
is 25 mosquitoes in a trap.
This is why they have placed
traps around the county.
The traps themselves must
conform to specific design
regulations.
2. Cothran's person-
nel visit ALL of the traps
EVERY DAY. If the required
25 mosquitoes are present
then (weather and bees -
permitting) they spray that
evening, the most effec-
tive spraying time of day.
They have even sprayed on
weekends when needed.
If one needs to, you
can probably ask Mr.
McLemore what happens if
an area is sprayed without
state regulations being fol-
lowed.
Oh, by the way, Mr.


Cothran used to have 18
traps in the county, but
recently lost 6 due to bud-
get cuts by our county com-
mission.

Mike Alles

Excellent Tribute to
Rish
I wanted to commend
your reporter Despina
Williams on her wonderful
tribute to Billy Joe Rish.
I've known Despina
since her days as a student
at Chapman Elementary
School in Apalachicola
where my teaching career
began many years ago.
Despina captured the very
essence of a man I was
blessed and privileged to
know all of my life-40+
years.
Mr. Billy Joe, as most
of us younguns called him,
was the epitome of what
a wonderful person we all
could be. He helped so
many people over the years
and I saw him at work at
First UMC as a member
and UMYF worker. Never
did get to be in his Sunday
School class though... my
loss... I was aware of much
of his early days from those
unending stories he would
share with anyone who
would listen. I still drive
by his property outside of
Wewa and marvel at those
cows he was so proud of.
My sincerest thanks to
The Star for paying such a
wonderful tribute to some-
one I know that made Gulf
County a better place to
live. My condolences to
Miss Carol, Cathy, Jay and
their families.
He was "one-in-a-mil-
lion" and I know Heaven is
a happier place with him


Boyd: Corps
Boyd to hold
Congressional Forum
on the impact of the
drought and low flows
on Apalachicola River
and Bay, North Florida
communities


WASHINGTON,
D.C.-Congressman Allen
Boyd (D-North Florida)
expressed disappointment
today with the Biological
Opinion released by the U.S.
Fish and Wildlife Service
(USFWS) on the U.S.
Army Corps of Engineers'
Revised Interim Operations
Plan (RIOP) for water
sharing between Florida,


' Tri-State Water Plan Does Not Balance Needs Of Entire ACF System


Georgia, and Alabama
along the Apalachicola-
Chattahoochee-Flint (ACF)
system. In the Biological
Opinion, USFWS deter-
mined that the water plan,
allowing for flows as low as
4,500 cubic feet per second
(cfs), would be in effect for
the next five years.
The new water plan
also allows for more stor-
age retention in upstream
lakes to the detriment
of downstream users.
Additionally, both the
Corps and USFWS have
stated -that the demands
along the ACF system are
significant and those will
only increase; yet the new
tri-state water plan fails to


address demand manage-
ment along the system.
"I am deeply concerned
that the potential for his-
torically low flows to the
Apalachicola River for the
next five years could have
devastating effects on our
river, our bay, and the peo-
ple of North Florida," said
Congressman Boyd. "The
Corps' most recent tri-state
water plan does not even
come close to balancing the
needs of all of the users
along the ACF system, and
that is what we should be
working towards, instead
of interim approaches that
reward the state of Georgia
for failing to plan for their
water needs. The Fish and


Wildlife Service has even
said that this RIOP is not
the answer for how water
along the ACF should be
managed or allocated over
the long term."
On Monday, July
21, 2008, Congressman
Boyd will be holding a
Congressional Forum in
Chattahoochee, Florida, on
the impact of the southeast-
ern drought and low water
flows on the Apalachicola
River and Bay and North
Florida's communities.
Representatives from the
Corps and USFWS will be at
the Congressional Forum to
hear from Florida's stake-
holders and local experts
on the ACF system.


"The people of North
Florida who depend on the
Apalachicola River and Bay
for their livelihood must
be heard," Boyd stated. "I
am eager for the Corps
and USFWS to hear first-
hand from our oystermen,
shrimpers, and others
along the river and bay who
have a tremendous stake
in the ACF issue. Those
of us in North Florida are
committed to making sure
that Florida's resources are
protected. After years of
disputes, I will continue
working and pushing on
a local, state, and federal
level to see that a reason-
able and long term water


Medicaid Reform Pilots Create Challenges in Providing Mental Health Services


Florida's experiment
with Medicaid reform has
created unique challenges
for persons with disabili-
ties, particularly those with
mental illnesses, according
to the latest research report
issued by Georgetown
University's Health Policy
Institute.
Through interviews
with mental health stake-
holders and a review of the
state's contracts with health
maintenance organizations
(HMOs) participating in
the pilots, the researchers
learned that the flexibility
of managed care contracts
under the pilot program -
operating in Broward and
Duval counties and a few
rural counties may leave


consumers with mental ill-
nesses lacking the assur-
ances of receiving services
that they need. Additionally,
providers report additional
administrative burdens that
divert time and resources
away from delivering care.
The findings were
released today in an issue
brief Florida's Medicaid
Reform Pilot Programs:
Challenges with Mental
Health Services -- part of
the researchers' ongoing
evaluation of the state's
Medicaid changes. The
research was commis-
sioned by the Jessie Ball
duPont Fund, which is
based in Duval County.
In addition to report-
ing on the particular chal-


lenges the reform pilots are
presenting to those with
disabilities, the research-
ers note in their report
that key contracting rules
regarding HMO overhead
and administrative costs
appear to have changed at
times without public input.
The researchers also dis-
covered that the so-called
"80:20 rule," a Florida
law designed to ensure
that Medicaid spending on
mental health was used


primarily to deliver servic-
es, has been removed from
the pilots' contracts. Thus,
HMOs operating in the
pilots have less accountabil-
ity for public funds than is
required from HMOs serv-
ing Medicaid beneficiaries
in other parts of the state.
This latest briefing
paper is accompanied by
an Addendum to Brief #4,
released in December 2007,
that clarifies and corrects
findings regarding changes


in benefits and costs from
Year 1 to Year 2 of the pilot
program.
The issue briefs are
part of an ongoing series
from the Georgetown
University researchers
evaluating the implementa-
tion and impact of Florida's
Medicaid changes. They are
available online at www.
dupontfund.org and hpi.
goergetown. edu/florida-
medicaid.


management solution for
the ACF system is devel-
oped."



Panic -

From Page 4A

body who went through
Andrew...after the hurri-
cane, there WILL be alliga-
tors. $35,000 worth of dia-
monds or cash, so that after
the hurricane passes, you
can buy a generator from
a man with no discernible
teeth.
Of course, these are
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there.

Sincerely, Linda
(Jackson) Willis
PROUD Port St. Joe
native and fellow Gator-
by-marriage

The Tale of a Dog
On a recent trip down
98 from St. Joe to the
beach, I was faced with the
reality of a dog sitting in
the middle of the highway.
This was not your usual
dog that had been hit by
a car and was dead in the
middle of the road. This
dog was very much alive
and was just lying there
looking at the cars as they
honked at him and then
went around him, on about
their day. I am not sure if
I was shocked more by the
dog being in the middle of
the road or by the sheer
volume of cars that thought
honking and driving by was
the correct reaction to the
situation.
After I pulled over and
called the dog out of the
road, he decided that under
my truck was the place he
wanted to be, undoubtedly
to get out of the sun. Not
sure what to do at this
point as I was without a
cell phone, I looked around
to find someone who might
be able to help. A resi-
dent of Highland View then
informed me that the dog
had spent the better part
of that morning under his
house, but no one had noti-
fied Animal Control since
they didn't want to "get
involved." He did decide
to become involved, and
called Gulf County and
allowed me to get some
water from his house for
the very thirsty animal.
Several people then
began to stop to see if any
assistance was needed, and
then drove back on down
the highway. Several occu-
pants of neighboring hous-
es came to let me know
that they had seen the dog
around the neighborhood
for "several" days and while


he was obviously in need of
serious medical attention,
they had simply given him
water and allowed him to
cool off under a sprinkler.
This was a distinct confir-
mation that several people
knew this animal was in
distress for some time and
yet thought not to call for
any assistance, but to give
the dog water.
I did sense that the dog
had not been a stray for
long, as he by no means
looked malnourished.
This could signify that he
had a home, as some of the
passer-by's noted. While
this is true, I am not at
all sure how a dog in such
serious need of help could
have found his way home if
he had not after "several"
days. And, as a dog owner
myself, the first place I
would look for my dog if
she became lost would be
at the local animal shelter
and/or Humane Society.
The Animal Control
Officer showed up very
quickly and he and a good
Samaritan loaded the
dog into the truck for his
ride to the Gulf County
Humane Society. The offi-
cer assured me that I could
check on the dog in the
next few days and that the
Humane Society would do
everything they could to
save the animal. I thought
about the dog over the long
holiday weekend and rode
over to the Humane Society
as soon as I thought they
would be open the follow-
ing Tuesday. That's where
I had to face the real-
ity that the dog had been
euthanized. Apparently
it appeared that he had
been hit by a car "several"
days earlier than I found
him, and while the broken
leg could be repaired, the
internal injuries that led to
an infestation of maggots
could not be fixed.
It makes me wonder
what would have happened
to the dog if he had received
the medical attention he
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at a sooner time. Obviously
the heartless individual
that ran the dog over was
not going to seek hel$ for
the animal, and while the
dog had come into con-
tact with so many people
over that fateful "several"
days, it took him too long
to come into contact with
someone who would offer
him something other than
water. Water, while it does
help a thirsty dog, does
not repair broken bones
or assist with the repair of
internal injuries. The loss
of this lovely animal truly
breaks my heart.
You can call the Gulf
County Humane Society, or
the Mexico Beach Animal
Control, without becoming
"involved." They will not
ask for your name, your
number, or a blood sample.
They will simply show up,
pick up the animal, and
do everything they can to
ensure the animal receives
the medical care it needs
and will assist in locating
a good, caring home for
them. The volunteers and
employees of these orga-
nizations are to be com-
mended for doing the jobs
the rest of us don't have the
hearts to do. And while
I don't have the heart to
watch animals being eutha-
nized, I do have the heart
to help an otherwise help-
less animal that deserved
better treatment than the
treatment he received dur-
ing his "several" day visit to
Highland View.
I implore of everyone;
please do the animals of
this community, and the
owners that may have lost
their beloved pets, a favor.
If you see a stray animal;
whether he looks like he
needs immediate medical
attention, a home, or help
finding his owner; call the
local authorities. You don't
have to become involved,
you can just become some-
one who helps.

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School Board Approves Budget Cuts


Seventeen Teachers among Over 40 Positions Axed


By Tim Croft
Star News Editor

After mulling the
outline for a month the
Gulf County School
Board still had the same
dreary budgetary picture
sitting in front of them
last Thursday during
their regularly-sched-
uled meeting.
And despite sever-
al pleas from the pub-
lic to maintain certain
programs and posi-
tions, the board voted
unanimously to accept
the recommendations
of Superintendent Tim
Wilder and% eliminate
more than 40 positions
from the budget, includ-
ing 17 instructor posi-
tions, as well as cuts in
a variety of areas (see
sidebar).
Provided, as Billy
Quinn, Jr. insisted while
casting his vote with the
majority, that there will
be a chance to bring the
subject up again down
the line, a voice of opti-
mism during an other-
wise sobering meeting.
Board members
unanimously approved
some $1.9 million in
budget cuts Wilder had
recommended during
a budget workshop on
May 1.
Wilder had solicited
the public's assistance,
seeking any suggestions
for relieving the fiscal
pickle the district was
handed by state lawmak-
ers during the regular
legislative session last
month.
But with the
Legislature likely to meet


in special session this
fall to consider further
shortfalls to the state's
budget shortfalls that
could be shuttled down
to the school district's
office Wilder and the
board said they were
faced with few options
than to proceed with
what was proposed four
weeks earlier.
"Things have changed
by the minute but unfor-
tunately not a lot has
changed from our May
1 workshop to today,"
Wilder said. "The chal-
lenge has been to find
ways to cut the budget
so we could operate and
still be in the black, as
we are charged to do by
the state.
"It does not help the
feelings of anyone. I'm
not trying to smooth
anything over. I'm just
trying to paint a picture.
We are facing the most
drastic budget cuts we've
ever seen."
Sissy Worley, the
district's financial offi-
cer, put an even finer
point on the situation,
"I've been here 29 years
and this was by far the
hardest (budget) year -
by far."
Much of it was
handed down from
Tallahassee, where law-
makers determine nearly
the entire public school
budget and this year
struggled with shrinking
revenues.
For Gulf District
Schools something
of an imperfect storm
coalesced at the bottom
line: the district has the
fastest declining enroll-


ment in the state, the
county is also considered
property rich and there-
fore state lawmakers
push more and more of
the cost of public schools
onto local taxpayers and
the board used up much
of its reserve account
during the current fiscal
year keeping everybody
employed.
The ramifications
will be felt throughout
the district, as each
school will lose at least
one teaching position -
one school as many as
four and jobs will be
lost from administration
to bus drivers.
In addition, the dis-
trict will cut funding in
a certain program areas,
from reducing Odyssey
of the Mind teams to
one per school to cut-
ting athletic coaching
and club sponsorship
supplements to savings
by not conducting sum-
mer school at the middle
school level.
"No one, no school,
was immune," was the
way Wilder put it dur-
ing the May 1 workshop
and the cuts approved
last week demonstrated
that the fiscal bloodbath
seeps across the entire
district.
That said, the meet-
ing was still punctuated
with some protests and
a few tears.

High School
Assistant Principals
Retired educa-
tor Clarence Monette
addressed the board
regarding the elimina-
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lion of the assistant prin-
cipal positions at both
high schools.
While Monette was
in part speaking about
his son, Kenneth, who
has been the assistant
principal at Port St. Joe
High School the past two
years, he stressed the
importance of maintain-
ing the position, regard-
less of who was in the
job.
Monette noted that
the district's job descrip-
tion for the high school
assistant principal lists
52 separate responsi-
bilities, with 50 of those
responsibilities des-
ignated as essential to
the operation of the high
school.
The assistant prin-
cipal was essential, like
water, gas and electric
would be to a home-
owner seeking to reduce
costs as prices for all
sorts of commodities
rise, Monette continued.
"The assistant prin-
cipal is a vital entity to
the very existence of Port
St. Joe High School,"
Monette said. "The
assistant principal is an
invaluable one."
Monette noted that
since the high school
integrated in 1971 it
has not been without
an assistant principal.
During two periods since
that time, the high school
had either two assistant
principals or one joined
by two administrative
assistants.
To ask Principal
Duane McFarland to
manage the day-to-day
operations of the high
school alone would mean
placing too much on his
shoulders, Monette said,
receiving agreement
from the board.
"I was a teacher
for 40 years and spent
38 of those years at
Wewahitchka High
School," said board
member George Cox..
"There is no one who
understands the impor-
tance of the assistant
principal more than I
do.
"There is no way one
person can manage a
high school. It is just
not humanly possible.
I really understand the
need for one if I could
just find the money."
Monette and Quinn
also noted that Kenneth
Monette had been
recruited from anoth-
er state, uprooting his
family to return to his
hometown and set down
roots in order to provide
an important African-
American male presence


at the high school.
Quinn has long
pushed for minor-
ity hires in teaching and
administrative positions.
Kenneth Monette repre-
sented an early payoff of
those labors.
More than 300 peo-
ple signed a petition urg-
ing the board to keep
Kenneth Monette at Port
St. Joe High School.
"The loss will be dev-
astating to our students,
our teachers and the
community," Clarence
Monette said. "I know
there are budget cuts
that need to be made,
but we need to do that
with what is best for stu-
dents (the top priority)."
In the end, though,
Wilder noted that he
could not find another
way to shed the roughly
$170,000 that repre-
sents the salaries of the
two assistant principals.
Debbie Baxley,
the assistant principal
at Wewahitchka High
School, has been hired
to replace Larry White,
who recently announced
his retirement.
"This is a difficult
course for us to be navi-
gating right now," Wilder
said. "Much of it has
been heart-breaking
when we've been looking
at this."

JROTC Program
The board also heard
from Vickie Scheffer, a
mother seeking to keep
the NJROTC program
at Port St. Joe High
School.
At this time, the dis-
trict has made a request
to the U.S. Navy to
underwrite one instruc-
tor's salary for one year,
an, option offered as a
possibility by Navy offi-
cials at the May 1 work-
shop.
That request is mak-
ing its way up the ranks
and a definitive answer
has yet to be provided.
"It's a process," said
Lt. Commander (Ret.)
Marty Jarosz, one of two
NJROTC instructors at
the school.
Jarosz noted that
one other district in
Florida had requested
similar assistance from
the Navy, submitted a
letter two weeks before
Gulf District Schools
and had yet to receive
an affirmative from the
Navy.
"We are keeping our
fingers and toes crossed.
They are looking at it
and that's all we. can
ask," Jarosz added.
Scheffer was offered
access to the high school


for a sort of footprint
analysis, looking for
ways to save money, the
aim to save NJROTC.
She offered 268
more signatures at
the workshop she had
several hundred from
community members
believing the district
should examine all ways
to cut costs before slash-
ing programs.
Scheffer's initia-
tive she called the "Go
Green Proposal" or put-
ting "energy into what
is there at the school
before it is lost."
Her proposal listed
a number of cost-saving
efforts such as shutting
off all unnecessary lights,
closing doors and win-
dows, fixing doors and
windows as well as air
conditioning vents, more
efficient use of comput-
ers, reducing travel and
office waste as well as
janitorial and cafeteria
costs and the like in a
packet more than an
inch thick.
Scheffer said the dis-
trict could save $150,000
immediately and the sav-
ings would compound in
successive years as the
routines took root.
"You have a lot of
little things here that
add up to a whole lot
of money," Scheffer said,
saying that by following
her lead the board could
save NJROTC.
Board chairwoman
Linda Wood said district
officials would look at
all her suggestions and
likely conduct a work-
shop to review Scheffer's
proposals.
"It's encouraging to
see somebody who real-
izes the gravity of the sit-
uation," Wood said. "We
are doing everything we
can to save (NJROTC)."

Mexico Beach
Students
Wilder finally men-
tioned that a compro-
mise appeared to have
been worked out with
Bay County regarding the
zoning, transportation
and feeding of Mexico
Beach students.
Wilder said in his dis-
cussions with his coun-
terpart in Bay County,
James McAlister, that
Bay District Schools
seemed inclined to con-
tinue to zone the Mexico
Beach students for Gulf,
,County, Wilder said.
Further, a compro-
mise dollar amount per
student for transporta-
tion and food costs was
to be recommended by
McAlister to his board at
;a later budget hearing.


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Town Hall Meeting to Address Underage Drinking


By Despina Williams
Star Staff Writer

Last November, a
nine-member work group
formed to address one


of Gulf County's gravest
concerns teen alcohol
abuse.
Next Monday, the
group hopes to expand its
membership during a 6


p.m. Town Hall Meeting at
the Gulf Coast Community
College Gulf/Franklin
Center.
Since its formation,
the work group of the


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The Gulf County
Health Department and
Gulf County School Board,
the grant's fiscal agent, are
co-sponsorifg the Town
Hall meeting.
The coalition will
discuss the facts .of teen
alcohol abuse in the county,
focus on prevention, and
solicit the community's
input.
Local and state experts


will be available to answer
questions, and the public
is encouraged to attend.
The Town Hall meeting
will be held in the Gulf/
Franklin Center's main
meeting room (signs
will direct visitors), and
refreshments will be
served.
For more information,
contact Carly Pickels at
850-227-4913.


Gulf, County Substance
Abuse Coalition has been
gathering statistics on
teen alcohol consumption
and alcohol-related traffic
fatalities from a variety
of sources, including the
county Health Department
and Sheriff's Department.
The 2006 Florida
Youth Substance Abuse
Survey, administered to
Gulf County's middle and
high school students,
has served as a primary
research document.
The survey reveals
several alarming trends:
*Out of the 67 counties
that make up the state of
Florida, Gulf County is
ranked second for past 30-
day binge drinking;
*The rate of drinking
in high school and middle
school in Gulf County
(32.9%) is significantly
higher than that of
cigarettes (16.5%) and
marijuana (13.6%);
*Students' acceptance
of binge drinking and social
drinking has increased
rather 'than declined over
the past several years.
"(Teen alcohol abuse)
is not just a parent problem
or a school problem, it's
the entire community's,"
said coalition member
Carly Pickels. "It taxes our
resources through EMS,
the Sheriff's Department,
and Juvenile Justice. It
impacts us economically
and socially, and is
something everybody
should care about."
The coalition is funded
by the Substance Abuse
Response Guide (SARG)
grant, sponsored by the
Florida Department of
Children and Families.
Essentially a start-up
grant, SARG will enable
the coalition to identify
problems, develop goals
and establish a program
aimed at fulfilling those
goals.
According to Pickels,
the coalition may
champion any number
of programs, such as an
after-school activities
program, according to the
needs demonstrated by the
coalition's research.


Though Reeves hopes
to stimulate economic
growth in Port St. Joe, he
would fight to maintain the
city's unique character.
"Everywhere I've been,
the longtime residents
are afraid we're going to
become a Panama City
Beach and we're going to
lose that hometown feeling,
and that will be something
I will continue to be very
vocal about, us maintaining
the character that we have
as a small town."
While pledging to keep
taxes low, Reeves stressed
the need for infrastructure
improvements and well
maintained city facilities.
As a commissioner,
he will advocate routine
maintenance of ballparks,
paved cemetery lanes and
city sidewalks.
Reeves supports a
linkage between Williams
Ave. and Martin Luther
King Blvd., which would
join the historically African-
American north side to the
historically white south
side.
Reeves called the
physical separation of the
town's neighborhoods a
"quality of life" issue for
North Port St. Joe's elderly
residents, who must travel
extended distances to
run errands and vote in
elections.
He described the
separation as a relic of the
segregation era, which has
no place in today's society.
"While campaigning, I
talked to many North Port
St. Joe residents who are
excited about the possibility
of that road being
connected," said Reeves.
"This would be a symbolic
step in connecting our
community."

Lorinda Gingell


Gingell believes
economic growth can be
best achieved by working
cooperatively with the
Economic Development
Council, Redevelopment
Agency, Tourist
Development Council,
Chamber of Commerce
and Downtown Merchants
Association.
"We need to get all
these agencies working
together and forward and
see where the government
can assist all of them," said
Gingell. "We need to have a
common goal."
Gingell does not
support hiring a private
contractor to conduct an
economic assessment and
recruit new businesses to
Port St. Joe.
"I don't think we need
any more assessing; we
need to get things rolling.
As, far as recruiting
businesses, that is the
job of the EDC, but for
them to do their job, the
city and the county have
4to make an environment
that's comfortable for
businesses to come into,"
said Gingell.
City infrastructure
improvements and tax
incentives would help
create this hospitable
environment, said Gingell,
who alsq advocates a
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"We have a lot of
ordinances on the books
that were put there for a
valid reason, but we need to
see if those reasons are still
valid," said Gingell, who
cited the city's prohibition
on Sunday alcohol sales as
an antiquated ordinance.
"(A ban on) Sunday
alcohol sales have been a
tradition in Port St. Joe,
and it was fine when it was
a mill town, but if we are
going to be a tourist town,
we need to change that
ordinance."
To make the city more
attractive to visitors and
residents alike, Gingell
advocates increased
maintenance efforts and
the destruction of derelict
buildings that pose "safety
hazards."
Gingell would
also support greater
recreational opportunities
in the city, such as the
addition of a movie theater
or concert hall.
"I want (Port St. Joe)
to look like a town that's
grown in the last century.
Let's make it look like it's
got a fresh coat of paint,"
she said.
Like Reeves,
Gingell favors greater
communication among the
county's elected officials.
"We have to get an
open, honest, non-hostile
dialogue going on a regular
basis, not only with the
county, but the city of
Wewahitchka. As a county,
we're smaller than most
towns," she said.
Gingell questions the
need for additional public
meetings to facilitate this
dialogue. Instead, she
would suggest that city
commissioners attend
county and Wewahitchka
meetings and "report back"
to the commission.
In advocating a more
open government, Gingell
said she would like to see
more citizen involvement
in city affairs.
"The problem with
coming up with some of the
solutions is people only see
it from their own point of
view. We need to see it from
every point of view and
come up with what's best
for the common good."
Gingell's candidacy
stems from her desire for
a diverse city commission
thatmoreaccuratelyreflects
the city's demographics.
"Our community has
African-Americans, it has
women and people under
60, though I'm not one of
them," said Gingell. "I'd
like to see some younger
people get involved. We
need all those points of
view."
If elected, Gingell
would call for a workshop
on the Sunshine Laws
to help residents better
"understand how
government needs to
operate in the state."
Gingell offers three
promises to voters: "I'm
not going to tell someone
what they want to hear.
I'll do my homework for
every meeting and every
workshop. I won't pander
to any particular group,
and certainly not he person
who yells the loudest."


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Palmer Returning




to his Roots


By Tim Croft
Star News Editor

At least John Palmer
won't have to worry about
different color schemes.
Palmer, who led the
Port St. Joe Tiger Shark
football teams the past
seven years, on Monday
formally accepted the head
coaching job at Hernando
High, where he will also
serve as athletic director
and weightlifting coach,
positions he held in Gulf
County.
Palmer, a 1983 gradu-
ate of Hernando High, will
be returning home.
His father, Dub, who
won five state titles at
several schools and was
inducted into the Florida
Athletic Coaches Hall of
Fame, was a coach at
Hernando High and ath-
letic director while his son
was in school.
Palmer was a multi-
sport athlete for the
Leopards, who like the
Tiger Sharks, sport pur-
ple and gold as their team
colors.
His wife of 18 years,
Amy, is from Chiefland,
just north of Hernando
County. The couple has
one daughter, 12-year-old
Morgan Lynn.
"Home, my alma
mater," Palmer replied
when asked his reasons
for taking the Hernando
job. "My mom is there and
that weighed heavily.
"We always tell our
players your faith comes
first, then your family and
your schoolwork and then
football. I felt like I needed
to do something for my
family."
Port St. Joe will have
significantly sized shoes
to fill.
Palmer, 42, was 57-27
at Port St. Joe and over
the past four seasons the


Tiger Sharks averaged 10
wins a season.
That includes the
magical season of 2005
when Port St. Joe lost its
opener by one point at
home to Blountstown only
to reel off 13-straight wins
and claim a state Class
1A state championship in
a wild 35-31 victory over
the defending state title
holders.
The Tiger Sharks
won the Region 1 title
the following year and
came within five points
of defending their cham-
pionship but lost at North
Florida Christian in the
state semifinals.
In 13 seasons at three
schools Palmer coached
at Bronson and Eustis
prior to arriving in Port
St. Joe Palmer's teams
have won three regional
titles all in St. Joe and
appeared in the playoffs
eight times.
Palmer took Bronson
to its first playoff appear-
ance in school history.
Port St. Joe has also
been honored as the top
boys' sports program in
its classification each of
the past three years by
the Florida High School
Athletic Association.
"He is an outstand-
ing football coach, an out-
standing athletic director,"
said Port St. Joe High
School principal Duane
McFarland. "He has an
excellent rapport with the
teachers and the staff,
with the community and
with his players.
"He is a guy without
ego. He is so down to
earth, with a great sense
of humor. I hate losing
a dear friend, that's the
worst part for me."
Palmer, in turn, inher-
its a program that has
13 wins in the past five
years.


"The challenge is there
and that was another
issue" that played into his
decision, Palmer said.
He becomes the
school's 27"' coach since
its founding in 1939 and
takes over the job one year
after seemingly having the
reins in hand.
Last year, Palmer was
selected by a committee
as its top choice as new
coach, but the principal
rebuffed the recommenda-
tion and selected Rodney
Byrd, another alumnus of
Hernando High, who went
2-8 last year.
With a new principal
in place, a selection com-
mittee again examined
all applicants, narrowed
the field to five, includ-
ing Byrd and Palmer, and
interviewed those five last
Friday.
Palmer spoke to
Principal Ken Pritz over
the weekend, was told
he was the committee's
choice and accepted the
job on Monday.
"Keep in mind, I said
I'd go with the commit-
tee's choice," Pritz told
Hernando Today. "What
swayed the committee was
he came in very organized
and had the credentials
to back it up. He not only
wants to develop a solid
football program, but he's
a coach with a lot of char-
acter.
"I'm.not trying to slam
anyone else, but he came
in prepared and knowl-
edgeable."
Palmer said he would
not have taken the job had
the administration at the
school not changed after
his experiences of a year
ago.


"The new principal
(Pritz) was one of my
coaches and teachers in
high school," Palmer said.
"His standards are simi-
lar to what we have in
Gulf County represent
the community and the
school with pride before
winning."
After graduating from
Hernando, Palmer earned
his bachelor's degree at the
University of Louisiana-
Lafayette.
After serving as
an assistant coach at
Brooksville Central in
the Tampa area for sev-
eral years, Palmer became
a head coach and a few
years later Port St. Joe
beckoned.
"I have had the privi-
lege of working for the best
superintendent, principal
and with the best teachers
and staff I could ask for,"
Palmer said. "It's been a
great seven years. St. Joe
has been very good to me
and my family. The com-
munity has been super
supportive and made us a
part of Port St. Joe. I will
always remember that."
McFarland said once
he has a letter of resigna-
tion in hand, which should
have come Tuesday, he
would proceed with a
search for a new coach,
hoping to fill the position
as soon as possible.
He said the school
would conduct a wide
search and go after the
best candidate it could
find.
"I mean no disrespect,
and I told (Palmer) this and
he understood, but we are
going to find someone as
good, or better, than he's
been," McFarland said.


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copy of the petition and all
accompanying paperwork;
and where the paperwork
could be reviewed.
The letters also
listed current, interim
and proposed rates and
increases, and SJNG's
reasons for the request.
According to one of the
letters, the primary reasons
for lower sales which
are linked to rates was
Arizona Chemical, SJNG's
largest user, significantly
reducing its annual gas
requirements, and the loss
of residential customers to
all-electric homes in the
beaches areas.
Over the past six years,
2002 through 2007, SJNG's
annual volume of sales has
decreased 44.54 percent,
according to Shoaf.
The FPSC regulates the
gas rates charged by SJNG,
and the last rate increase
from the company was
in 2001, when the FPSC
set the rates based on the
company's 2001 natural
gas sales.
With the current
reduction of annual sales,
Shoaf said the company
lost money in 2007.
The company noted
in one of the letters that
the 2001 rate increase
was only the second time


in the company's 45 years
of business that It had
requested an increase in
rates.
Locally owned and
operated by the Shoaf
family, the company was
incorporated in 1959 and
activated its first customer
in 1963.
In a comparison
between the operation of
his company and the county
government, Shoaf pointed
out that the gas company's
annual operating expenses
have increased only 4.81
percent less than a 1.0
percent increase per year
- over the last six years,
while employing the same
number of employees today
as it did six years ago.
The company currently
services 3,050 customers in
Mexico Beach and portions
of Gulf County.
In August 2007, SJNG
made a formal request to
increase its gas rates, and
made its filings with the
FPSC on Dec. 21, 2007,
Shoaf said.
The FPSC approved
interim rates in February,
2008, which became
effective on meter readings
taken after March 13.
The interim rates
represented anapproximate
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existing rates, according
to Shoaf, "and are subject
to refund pending the
approval of the final rates."
According to Shoaf,
notices of SJNG's intention
to file for a rate increase
were published twice in
The Star and once in the
Panama City News Herald.
The filed synopsis was
also included in the county
commission information
packet in April.
Notice of the April
21 public hearing was
published the week before
in The Star, but, according
to Shoaf, "absolutely no
,one" from the public, or
any city or county officials,
attended the meeting.
The public forum, in
the the county commission
room, was attended by
half a dozen FPSC staff
members, plus SJNG
representatives, and was
scheduled and handled by
the FPSC.
A second public
meeting on May 12, held
in the Gulf County School
Board meeting room,
"was a repeat of the fisrt
meeting," Shoaf said.
Notice of this meeting
was also advertised one
time in The Star, and
was noticed to all SJNG
customers by letter mailed
separately from their gas
bills.
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the public meetings "is to
hear from the public on the
company's quality of service
- is it safe and reliable?
Obviously, no one goes into
a meeting agreeing to an
increase," he said.
In accordance with
FPSC requirements, full sets
of the rate increase request
forms and paperwork were
sent to every government
entity in SJNG's service
area, including city halls
in Wewahitchka, Mexico
Beach and Port St. Joe,
along with the county.
A copy was also placed
in the Gulf County Public
Library, and all customers
were advised that a copy of
everything was available in
the SJNG office.
What does all this mean
to SJNG customers?
"The interim rates have
been in place the last two
months. The hardest part
is over," Shoaf said.
"Our best guess is the
average monthly increase
for residential customers
of SJNG will be between
$5 and $6.75 per month,"
he conitnued. '"As filed, the
average residential monthly
increase would be $11.25
per month, but based on
historical outcomes of rate
cases with the FPSC, we do
not expect this amount. Our
estimate is more realistic."
The FPSC is scheduled
to vote on the final rates
at its Agenda Conference


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'Sleeping Beauty' Wins



Historic Preservation Award


Accepting 2008 Tallahassee/Leon County Historic Preservation Awards are (1-r): lan Harnden of Manausa
Lewis and Dodson Architects, St. Joseph Bay Historical Society president Charlotte Pierce, Manausa Lewis
and Dodson Architects president and principal architect Randy Lewis, New Millenium Construction Company
president Dimitri Gioglis, Elisa Reed and Steve Forakis of New Millenium Construction Company, St. Joseph Bay
Historical Society vice president Lynda Bordelon and member Pat Honson, Eglin Historic Preservation Officer
Maria Rodriguez and Eglin Historic Buildings Program Manager Beth Avery. Not pictured: Britt Reed of New
Millenium Construction Company.
Photo courtesy of Jerron Barnett/U.S. Air Force


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By Despina Williams
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Sleeping Beauty is looking
better than ever, and the Florida
Heritage Foundation and the
Tallahassee Trust for Historic
Preservation have taken notice.
On May 8, the two otganiza-
tions awarded the Cape San Blas
Lighthouse Keeper Quarters --
known affectionately as "Sleeping
Beauty" the 2008 Tallahassee/
Leon County Historic Preservation
,Award.
The award honored the St.
Joseph Bay Historical Society,
the Keeper's Quarters' caretaking
organization, for its outstanding
achievement in a "preservation
project of regional impact."
Historical Society president


Charlotte Pierce, vice president
Lynda Bordelon and member Pat
Johnson accepted the award at the
May 8 ceremony in the Heritage
Hall Auditorium in Tallahassee.
The Cape San Blas Lighthouse
and Keepers Quarters are located
at 142 Keepers Cottage Way in
Cape San Blas.
The Historical Society plans
to create a museum on the second
floor of the Keepers Quarters.
The Sleeping Beauty Gift
Shop opened for business last
October, selling a variety of nauti-
cal-items, books by local authors
and much more.
Shop hours are: Wednesday-
Friday, 11 a.m. 5 p.m.; Saturday,
10 a.m. 4 p.m. (ET). For more
information, call (850) 229-1151.


Miller Honored at Gulf

Partnership Meeting





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At the May 14 meeting of the Gulf Health and Community Services
Partnership, Carol Kelley (left) presented Matthew Miller with a plaque
honoring his assistance with the February Power of Positive Students
(POPS) gala.
Miller, a 2007 Wewahitchka High School graduate, was a former par-
ticipant in POPS, which encourages students to abstain from premarital
sex.
The gala, attended by over 200 teenagers, featured a great live
band, games and a Velcro jumping station.



Extended Deadlines

for Arts, Culinary

Scholarships
The '"A Taste of the Coast" Committee is extending the deadlines
of its Gulf County Visual and Performing Arts Scholarship and Gulf
County Culinary Arts Scholarship.
Students will now have until Tuesday, June 10 to submit an appli-
cation for the Visual and Performing Arts Scholarship. The previous
deadline was May 30.
Those interested in the Gulf County Culinary Arts Scholarship
have until June 151' to submit an application.
The Visual and Performing Arts scholarship honors students with
special abilities in the visual arts, dance, music and theatre.
At least two $1,000 scholarships will be awarded one to a Port
St. Joe High School graduate and one to a Wewahitchka High School
graduate.
Scholarship applicants must meet the following requirements:
*Be a graduate of a public Gulf County high school;
*Have applied and been accepted at a recognized college, univer-
sity or professional school;
*Be planning to pursue further studies in visual arts, dance,
music or theater;
*Complete the application process by the deadline;
*Have graduated from high school with a grade point average of
2.5 or above.
The Gulf County Culinary Arts Scholarship provides $2,000 to a
Gulf County graduate or those with a GED.
Applicants must be accepted at a culinary school, provide refer-
ences and an employment history.
Applications for both scholarships can be downloaded from the "A
Taste of the Coast" website: www.atasteofthecoast.com.
All funds for the scholarships were raised at the '"A Taste of the
Coast" fine art auction/exhibition and chef sampler, held April 11-12
in Port St. Joe.
For more information, contact Dana Boyer, 227-3777.


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Introducing Lauren Paige Brant
Chris and Becky Brant are proud to announce the birth of their new baby girl
Lauren Paige Brant. Lauren was born May 7, 2008 at Gulf Coast Community Hospital.
She weighed 6 lb. 8.4 oz. and was 18 inches long. Lauren was welcomed home by her big
sister Heather and big brother Brandon. Proud grandparents are Terry Royal and James
Kent of Highland View, Steve Brant of White City, Judy and Freedle Clark of Rupert,
Georgia, and Tom Crook of Byromville, Georgia. Lauren was also welcomed home by
her cousins Bailee and Maddison Johnson also from Georgia.


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Billy and Kristi Weeks and big brother Will joyfully announce the birth of Ann Louise
April 19, 2008, she was 5 pounds, 6 ounces, 19.5 inches.
Ann Louise is the granddaughter of Steve and Pam Lawrence, the niece to Leigh
Lawrence and the great granddaughter of Tom and Louise Parker (her namesake), Beth
Adkins and Raymond and Edwena Lawrence. She was welcomed into the world by many
family and friends. We thank God for a healthy, beautiful baby girl.
"/ehold, children are a heritage from the Lord. "Psalm 1 27:3



7;/Is anf! 7airdio l iiCarry

Andrea Fields of Naples, 2004 graduate of Port St. South Florida, Tampa. He is
Florida and Thorn and Mary Joe High School. He is cur- also 'employed by Quadrant
Baird of Port St. Joe would rently a senior enrolled in Software. After a honeymoon
like to announce the upcom- the School of Business and in Jamaica the couple plans
ing marriage of their chil- Marketing at University of to reside in Tampa.


Happy First Birthday Auburn
Auburn Skye Nunnery will be celebrating her first birthday on June 6. She will be
celebrating with her parents Jeremy & Jamie Nunnery; her two big brothers Baydon &
Trevor; her grandparents Harold & Dorothy Nunnery, Wayne & Gail Price and Clayton
& Shirley Weaver; her great grandparents Lonnie & Bessie Nunnery, all of Wewahitchka;
Marvin & Elaine Dixson of Greenwood; along with many cousins and friends.
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dren, Ashley Fields and
Bryan Baird. The ceremony
is to be held Saturday, June
7, 2008 on the beach in front
of Barrier Dunes, Cape San
Blas, at 7:30 p.m. Friends
are invited to attend.
The bride-elect is a
2005 graduate of Naples
High School. She Is cur-
rently a senior enrolled In
the School of Business and
Finance at the University of
South Florida, Tampa. She
is also employed by Bank of
America.
The groom-elect is a


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Hannah Elizabeth is Six
Hannah Elizabeth White turned six years old May 3.
Hannah celebrated her big day at The Skate Factory in
Panama City.
Hannah is the daughter of Jason and Jennifer White
of Lynn Haven. She is the granddaughter of Susie White of
Port St. Joe, Chip Coogle of Perry, Georgia, and Bill and
Connie Rea of Watersound, Florida.


Class of 1978
30 year Reunion
Check website for
information www.psjhsclas-
sofl978.com
Or call 229-9768,
229-8355, 227-5939.

Thank You
from Amos
Pittman
I would like to extend
my deepest appreciation
to all who expressed their
many.acts of kindness to me
during the loss of my home
and other personal property
I suffered due to- an unex-
pected fire. Your prayers,
donations, words of comfort,
and just the thought that
you showed you care has
really touched my heart dur-
ing this time of need. I also
like to thank the following
churches who responded to
a request made by the newly
organized '"A Better Chance
(ABC)" Committee. I thank
the committee for diligently
helping my family Church,
Thompson Temple with the
benefit "Burnout Pr6gram',
that was held May 16, 2008
for me: Heartfelt thanks
to: The Body of Christ,
Victory Temple, Mt. Carmel
Baptist, New Bethel A.M.E.,
Thompson Temple, Church
of God In Christ, and New
Bethel Baptist.
Sincerely,
Amos Pittman, Sr.


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Juliette Ivers
and staff want to thank
the voters for
W. 1 their recognition.

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Internal Medicine
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Calling all Relavers! Happenings at The Tupelo Theatre and Cultural Center


There will be a wrap up party for all those involved
in this year's Relay for Life, including team members,
team captains, those who helped set up and clean up and
all committee members. It will be held on Friday, June
6" at 7pm ET at Beach Realty on Reid Avenue. Please
come!

Pork Sandwich Fundraiser


Gulf County Senior
Citizens Famous Pork
Sandwich Meal Fundraiser
Frank Pate Park
June 6, 2008
11 a.m. 1 p.m.
Cost: $5.00
BBQ Pork Sandwich
Bag of Chips
Pickle
Dessert


Group deliveries made
to business for 5 or more
sandwiches.
Call or fax delivery
orders by June 4. Other
orders will be first come
first served.
Port St. Joe: 229-8466
Fax: 227-1877
Proceeds will go to help
pay the cost of meals and
services to seniors in Gulf
County.


Guitar Lessons Begin
June 9th
Beginning June 9th at
3 pm (CDT) Ann Comforter
will be teaching group gui-
tar lessons at the Tupelo
Theatre. For just $5, you
can get an hour long lesson.
Bring your guitar and join
us every Monday at 3 p.m.
For more information, call
639-4848.
Conversations Around a
Coffin
The Tupelo Theatre
presents the Pottersville
Players in new original
plays by Michael Lister:
Conversations Around a
Coffin. This unique theatre
experience offers a series of
short plays that take a seri-
ous and not-so-serious look


at the book of life's final
chapter. Admission is just
$10. Show times (all CDT):
June 14th 7 p.m.; 15th 2:00
p.m.; 20th 7 p.m.; 21st 7
p.m.; 22nd 2 p.m.
For more informa-
tion or tickets go to www.
TheTupelo.com Or call
639-4848.
Young Actors Workshop
The Tupelo Theatre
is offering a Young Actors
Wokshop for youth, ages
8-16, June 23- July 1 from
1 p.m. until 4 p.m. with a
performance for the com-
munity on Hune 28th at
7 p.m. The cost for the
entire program is just $20.
Space is limited. Sign up
today! call Michael Lister at
639-4848 to reserve your


spot.
Film Premiere
The Tupelo Theatre
presents the premiere
of Another Quiet Night
in Desperation, a short
film written and directed
by Michael Lister featur-
ing Jacob Jackson, Shane
McDonald and Cynde
Aaron. The film is based on
a short story in a collection
of the same name, and the
premiere will serve as the
release party for the book,
as well.
Two other short films
will also be shown, and
the audience will have the
opportunity to talk to the
writers, directors, and
actors involved in the proj-
ects.


The premiere ofAnother
Quiet Night in Desperation
will take place on July 19th
at 7 p.m. at The Tupelo
Theatre. Admission is $10.
For more information go to
www.TheTupelo.com
80s Night
Join us on July 12th
at 6 p.m. for 80s night. Go
back in time to the era of
big hair, parachute pants,
and the Brat Pack.
Dress in 80s retro
attire, play 80s trivia and
other 80s games, and watch
an 80s movie. Start putting
your outfit together now!
Don't miss this fun night
at the Tupelo. Admission
is $10.


Summer Food Service Program Gulf County Library and the Florida Wewahitchka Library Youth Program
To ilm y W VI N oilt I A


The Gulf County
Extension Service is par-
ticipating in the Summer
Food Service Program.
Meals will be provided to
all eligible children free of
charge. Nutritionally bal-
anced meals will be provid-
ed to each child regardless
of race, color, sex, disabil-
ity, age or national origin
during summer vacation
when school breakfasts and
lunches are not available.
All children 18 years old
and younger are eligible for
meals at no charge and there
will be discrimination in the
course of the meal service.
Please contact 639-3200 for
more information.
Meals will be provided
at the sites and times as
follows:
Honeyville Community
Center
Wewahitchka Elementary















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Wewahitchka, FL
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Wewahitchka, FL 32465
Breakfast 8am 9am
Breakfast 8am 8:30am
Breakfast 8am 8:30am
Lunch 11am 12pm
Lunch 11am- 11:30am
Lunch 11am- 11:30am
Monday-Friday
Monday Thursday
Monday Friday
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June 16 August 1, 2008


"Book A Trip Around the World
The group will meet each Tuesday from 1 RM. EST to
2 EST starting June 3 to July. Any child in grades from
Pre-K through 4th grade is eligible to participate. For fur-
ther information contact Paula Boone at the front desk for
current information.
The library is located at 110 Library Drive, Port St.
Joe, Florida. The hours are 10 A.M. to 8 PM. Monday and
Tuesday, 10 to 6 Thursday and Friday. and 10 to 4 PM.
on Saturday. We are closed Wednesdays and Sundays and
all major holidays.
Support the Friends of the Library. The monthly
meeting is the first Monday of the month at 5:30 PM. EST.
We meet from September to May. Remember, if you have
books, videos or cd's cluttering your shelves and you want
more space, donate those items to the library. The funds
we raise help us keep all the latest things on the shelf. For
information on joining or donating books, contact Polly
Searle at 229-3922, or the library.


Educational and fun
activities will be provided
on some days.
















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The Charles Whitehead Wewahitchka Public Library
will have its summer Florida Library Youth Program from
June 3-July 8, at 3 p.m. each Tuesday in the library con-
ference room.
The theme this year will be "The Whole Wide World
at My Public Library." The activities are geared for pre-
school and elementary aged children.
The library is open six days a week: Monday,
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.;
Tuesday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sat. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
There are lots of resources at the public library for
all ages including the summer reading program, DVD's,
books, audio tapes, and internet usage.
Please join us for an event-full summer. For more info
call: (850) 639-2419.

Citrus Propagation Workshop
The Gulf County Cooperative Extension Service is
sponsoring a Citrus Propagation Workshop (Budding) on
Monday, June 16 at 7 p.m. EST at the St. Joe Garden
Club located at 216 8th Street in Port St. Joe. Each
participant will be able to take one budding plant home.
Please bring a good sharp knife. If you desire to attend
please call the Gulf County Cooperative Extension Service
to register: 639-3200 or 229-2909.


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Lee Adiel

Sherwood III


Benny Clay Lister
Benny Clay Lister, 66,
passed away at his home
Saturday, May 31, 2008. '- '".
He was born in Panama ,
City, Florida on June 28, *.. -
1941 and was a lifelong resi- -
dent of Wewahitchka, Florida.
He was a member of First
United Methodist Church of
Wewahitchka. He graduated
from Florida State University
in 1963 with a BS in Business
Administration with a major in
Accounting.
Benny was elected as the Gulf
County Clerk of Circuit Court in 1986 and served until
his retirement on January 1, 2001. Prior to his service
for Gulf County, he was an auditor for the State of Florida
for 19 years. He also served on the board for Gulf Coast


Electric Cooperative.
He is preceded in


Lister; his father, Roy Dayton "RD" Lister; and his mother,
Maxie Ellis Lister. He is survived by his children, Dayton
Clay Lister, Darryl Thomas Lister, and Ashley Lister
Forehand; his brother, Roy Lister; and his grandchildren,
Cameron Clay Lister, Savannah Hope Lister, Madison
Paige Forehand, Avery Ann Forehand, and Amelia Paige
Lister; and a special aunt, Eddie Belle White.
Serving as Pall Bearers are: Justin Barnes on behalf
of Roy Barnes, Douglas Birmingham, Roy Lee Carter,
Terry Linton, William "Hamp" Linton, and Ted Whitfield.
Visitation will be held at First United Methodist
Church of Wewahitchka on Monday 6:30 8:30 CDT.
Funeral services will be held at First United Methodist
Church of Wewahitchka on Tuesday at 2 p.m. CDT with
graveside services following at Jehu Cemetery.' Rev. Joey
Smith will be officiating and Claude Lister Jr. will be deliv-
ering the eulogy.
Memorial donations may be made to the American
Cancer Society, 2012-A Lisenby Ave., Panama City FL
32405 in lieu of flowers.
Wilson Funeral Home


death by his wife, Patsy Sellers Firman Spence Willis


Sof the WWk


Available now for adoption from the St. Joseph Bay
HunIane Society -
Little Rascals, three lively pups. (pictured); 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, PSJ
Equal Opportunity Employer/Drug-Free Work Place
Apply at shelter 10 a.m. 4 p.m.
Tues. Sat.


Mr. Firman Spence Willis, 76, of White City, Fl passed
away on May 28, 2008 at his home. Born on March 10,
1932 in Mitchell County, GA to the late Gus and Ruby
Skeen Willis, he was retired from the Marine Corps. He
was married to the former Delores Elkins and attended
the Family Life Church in Port St. Joe, FL. He is sur-
vived by his wife, Delores Elkins Willis of White City, FL,
daughter Cindy Moore and husband, John, of Port St.
Joe, FL, sons Eddie Eilers and wife, Dywanda, of Panama
City, FL and Steve Eilers of Phoenix, AZ, sisters Louise
Raburn of Plant City, FL, Delores Johnson and husband,
Maynard, of Plant City, FL, Peggy Smith and husband,
Wayne, of Meigs, GA, grandchildren Haley Eilers, Justin
Eilers, Kody Cornwall, Tyler'Saucier, Kase Eilers, Kyndell
Moore, Cole Moore, Karli "Gracie" Moore. He was pre-
ceded in death by his parents, Gus and Ruby Skeen Willis,
brothers Eulamus Willis, Bobby Willis, Bennie L. Willis,
Wenifred Willis, and sister Vilene Hopkins.
Visitation will be held on Friday, May 30, 2008 from
7 until 9 p.m. at Jamerson-Braswell Funeral Home in
Pelham, GA. Funeral services will be held on Saturday,
May 31, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. at Jamerson-Braswell Funeral
Home Chapel in Pelham, Georgia. Rev. Andrew Rutherford
will officiate the services. Interment will take place at Mt.
Olive Baptist Church Cemetery in Mitchell County, GA.
Mr. Willis will be buried with full military rites. If you wish
to make a contribution, please do so to Covenant Hospice,
107 W. 19th St., Panama City, FL 32405.



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C H U R C H
Sunday Morning Service ................................ 11:00 a.m.
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801 20th Street Port St. Joe 229-6707
Home of Faith Christian School


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

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


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Sunday Worship Services:
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9:45 a.m CST Bible Study
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Port St. Joe, FL 32456
850-227-1837
www.oakgrove-church.org


Lee A. Sherwood passed
away at Bay Medical Center
on May 26, 2008, with his
wife, Pat, and children, by
his side.
He was born in
Portsmouth, Va. on August
15, 1924. After high school
graduation, he attended VPI.,
in Blacksburg, Va., until he
volunteered for the U.S. Air
Force in 1943. He was medically dis-
charged after having rheumatic fever. He later
graduated from the University of Texas with a degree in
geology, and became a petroleum geologist. While there, he
was a member of the Beta Theta Pi fraternity. He met his
wife, Pat at the University. They were married, and after
graduating, they moved to Dallas where he went to work
for an oil company.
They later moved to Chattahoochee, Florida, due to
an illness in his wife's family. He bought and managed a
men's clothing store, while helping in the family theater
business.
He eventually returned to his profession of geol-
ogy and became an Environmental Administrator for
the Department of Natural Resources, in Tallahassee, Fl.
After he and his wife, Pat, retired, they moved to St. Joe
Beach, Fl. in 2000. They enjoyed playing golf at the St.
Joseph Golf Club, and life at the beach, until he became
disabled and moved to Beacon Villa Assisted Living;
where he lived until this illness. They recently celebrated
58 years of marriage.
He was a member of the Episcopal Faith. He is sur-
vived by his wife, Patricia Dunn Sherwood, his daughter,
Lisa Sherwood Faipea, his son, Brian Marlowe Sherwood
and wife Angela, of Gulfport, Ms. and his grandchildren
Skip Morgan, (Kelly) of Lebanon, Tn., Alex Armstead,
USAF Justin Armstead, and Malia Faipea, both of Port
St. Joe, formerly of Hawaii. Also, his grandsons, Timothy,
and Brian Sherwood., and step granddaughter, Bridget
Anderson, of Gulfport, Ms. He also is survived by his sis-
ter, Jane (Bill) Fuller, of Savannah, Ga., and nieces and a
nephew.
Lee was described by friends as the "epitome of a
Southern gentleman".
Please make any charitable donations to either
Covenant Hospice, 107 West 19th St, Panama City, FL
32405, or to the Gulf County Humane Society, 1007 10th
St., Port St. Joe, Fl. 32456.
Southerland Funeral Home is in charge of final
arrangements.


(See OBITUARIES on Page 5B)




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New Service Schedule for First Baptist Church
Sunday School & Worship Service ................ 9:00 am
Sunday School & Worship Service ................. 10:30 am
Sunday Evening Adult Bible Study ................. 6:00 pm
Wednesday Night Supper.......................... 5:30 pm
Wednesday Night Adult Prayer Meeting ........... 6:30 pm
Wednesday Night Children's Ministry activities ....... 6:30 pm
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Obituaries From Page4B


Phyllis Ann Hampton

Phyllis Fleming Hampton died May 30, 2008 from
complications of lung cancer. A memorial service will
be held at 10:00 a.m., June 3, 2008 at Culley's Funeral
Home, Riggins Road, Tallahassee. Memorial contribu-
tions may be made to Tallahassee Marine Institute at
2514 West Tharpe Street, Tallahassee 32303. Phyllis
was born in Logan, West Virginia July 16, 1940 to Harold
William and Dolly Melissa Beaver Fleming. When she
was two years old, her family moved back to Rensselaer,
Indiana. Both of her parents were from Indiana pioneer
families. In 1954 her family moved to Lakeland, Florida,
where Phyllis graduated from Lakeland High School.
She attended the University of Florida and after gradu-
ation moved to Tallahassee. Phyllis and her husband
William Benton Hampton moved from Tallahassee in
2001 to the St. Marks River in Wakulla County. Early in
her career Phyllis worked for the State of Florida, first
as a social worker for the Department of Public Welfare
(now Children and Family Services) and later as the
first woman vocational rehabilitation counselor for the
Division of Blind Services. At the age of forty, she began
Florida State University Law School, and worked as a
lawyer for the State in several capacities including serving
as an assistant general counsel to Governor Lawton Chiles
and general counsel to Secretary of State Jim Smith and
to the Florida Elections Commission. She was also clem-
ency aide to Governor Chiles and Secretary Smith and
helped develop the Battered Woman's Clemency Project
in Florida. When she retired after 27 years with the
State, she was Bureau Chief for the Bureau of Election
Records. Phyllis was a member of Alpha Chi Omega
Sorority and had served on the board and as Chairman of
the Tallahassee Marine Institute, a program for youthful
offenders. She also had been a member and chairman
of the General Counsel' s Association for the State. She
and her husband are members of the St. Marks Yacht
Club. Survivors include her husband Benton and two
children, William Bishop Miller (and his wife Martha)
of Tallahassee and Melissa Ann Miller Larsen (and her
husband Gary) and their children William John Larsen
and Lauren Christine Larsen of Port St. Joe; two step
children, William Kimbal Hampton of Fort Myers and
Marienda Lauralyn Hampton Barrineau and her daugh-
ter Taylor Danielle Barrineau of Tallahassee. Phyllis is
also survived by two nieces and four nephews and their
mother Dolores Fleming of Greenfield, Indiana. Phyllis
was preceded in death by her parents and her brother Hal
Frederick Fleming.



Melton Thomas Smith

SMITH, Melton Thomas, 84, passed away May 18,
2008 in Orlando, Fl. He was born Oct. 2, 1923 in Sneads,
Fl. He served in the U.S. Army in WWII. He was a carpenter
by trade. He is preceded in death by his parents, Thomas
C. and Lydia Bailey Smith, brother, Mitchell Smith and
sister, Mamie Arrant. He is survived by a sister, Mabel S.
Bragg of Orlando and numerous nieces and nephews. He
will be interred in Roberts Cemetery in Wewa, Fl. with a
grave side Memorial Service on Saturday, June 07, 2008
at 11:00 Am CT (Wewa time).


A Call To Unction
I pray that this past this almost two years and
week has been going well hope that maybe the Lord
for each of you. I am, with will open this door again if
some sadness, writing in He deems so.
somewhat a different man- I would like to give a
ner this week. Over the very special thanks to Mr.
last month or so I have felt Tim Croft, the paper's
that the Lord was leading editor, for listening to me
me into a new season. God the day that the Lord told
has really been moving here me to go to his office and
at the Church and I believe ask about the column. .He,
is preparing us for the next with open arms and heart,
phase of the work He sent listened to me. I explained
us to do. that I was no writer and
I want to tell each one spoke very plain. I told him
of my faithful readers of that the Lord had instruct-
this column that this will be ed me to write and I would
my last one until the Lord write as the Lord gave to
says otherwise. As you all me. And in no way was I a
know I do nothing without columnist but only follow-
His approval. I have very ing the Lord's instructions.
much enjoyed the opportu- As the Lord had told me,
nity to share with you over that the door was open, Mr.


Croft gave me the chance
to share the Word of the
Lord to call His people to a
place of remembrance. Mr.
Croft thanks again and to
the paper for affording me
the opportunity to be obedi-
ent to the Lord. I pray the
Lord bless you in all of your
endeavors.
I would like to say to
all who have begun to write
since I started. Give the
devil a black eye and take
back your community for
GOD. It is imperative that
we do the work of a good
soldier. Remember to do as
the Lord has commanded.
"Lift up Jesus and He will
draw all men unto Him".
Expose sin pastors and
evangelist! Don't be
afraid of men in your
congregation who would
have you tone down. You
are not held accountable


The Christian Conscience


In Christian churches,
much is said about belief
in the Bible, but seldom is
it explained what the Bible
really is. When someone
says they believe in the
Bible, it needs to be deter-
mined, which Bible it is
that they are talking about.
This can sometimes be an
emotional exercise, with
a person ascribing true
Christianity only to those
who use his/her Bible.
There are hundreds of
books that are called the
Bible or the Holy Bible
" and their differences
depend upon the theology
of the company, which pub-
lishes them. And, as would
be expected, each Bible, to
some degree, reflects the
beliefs of the publisher.
Each Bible has its share of
believers, and some take
the extreme view that only
their Bible is authentic.
Basically, what is usu-
ally called a Bible, is a col-
lection of 66 writings, which
are usually called books. It
is divided into two basic
parts. The Old Testament
contains the history, and
teachings, of the Jewish
people. The New Testament
contains writings of a


branch of Judaism, which
we typically call Christianity.
The New Testament is also
sometimes called the New
Covenant.
The Old Testament was
originally written in Hebrew,
or a variation of Hebrew
called Aramaic. The New
Testament was originally
written in a form of the
Greek that was used by
the common people. Some
have claimed that the book
of Matthew was originally
written in Aramaic and then
translated into Greek dur-
ing the first century AD.
Any differences that this
might cause seem to be very
minor.
There are sufficient
resources at virtually any
Christian bookstore or
library to determine wheth-
er a particular passage in a
Bible is a reasonable ren-
dering of what we believe
to be the original writ-
ings. Differences between
denominations frequently
can be traced to differences
in manuscript selection or
translations.
The process of putting
together a Bible begins with
an examination of ancient
manuscripts, which exist


in museums or private col-
lections. The number of
these manuscripts is in the
thousands. Some are near-
ly complete, while others
consist of only fragments.
These manuscripts are
then vigorously examined
for what appears to be the
most accurate rendering of
the thoughts of the original
writer.
This takes a number of
years and involves the work
of many scholars. The
product of this research
is a complete text in the
original language. There
are a handful of different "
original texts for both the
Old Testament and the New
Testament.
In the introductory
statements in the front
of many Bibles, it is fre-
quently asserted that their
particular Bible is an accu-
rate translation from the
original texts. This kind of
statement is certainly ques-
tionable, since a consider-
able debate exists concern-
ing which original language
text is the best.
I spent a number of
years looking for what I
believed to be the most
accurate Bible.


to them. ONLY TO THE
ONE WHO CALLED YOUI
YOU ARE A WATCHMAN
not a hireling.
I will continue to do
the Lord's work as He has
instructed. We will see the
mission He has called us to
do completed per "THUS
SAYETH THE LORD"!
God bless you all and the
Lord keep you and direct
each one.
Remember all are
welcome at LightHouse
Pentecostal Ministries.
Come and help us do the
Work of the Lord. There
is much work to be done
before HIS coming.

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The fruit of that
research was a decision to
use the New King James
Bible, often referred to as
the NKJV Poor scholarship
by a number of foundations
has produced other modern
Bibles that are inferior. I
believe that a Bible could be
produced that is more accu-
rate than the NKJV, but as
yet, no one has done it. That
was almost 30 years ago. I
still use the NKJV as my
primary Bible today. The
differences between Bibles
are usually not things that
concern major doctrines,
but sometimes they do play
a part in the differences
between denominations.
An important part of
serving God is to select a
Bible that will give you the
information that you need
to be a good servant, and to
live the happy and meaning-
ful life that God wants you
to live.
Our services begin,
with a time of greeting and
fellowship, at 9:30 Sunday
AM central at the Mexico
Beach Civic Center. Worship
begins at 9:45 AM.

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FCS K 5 graduates Caleb Schweikert, Bobby Gay, Hagen Parrish, Catherine Bouington, Ferren Renshaw, Jade Cothran,
and MaryKate Wood


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On Thursday, May 22,
Faith Christian School's
fourth grade class trav-
eled east to enjoy the natu-
ral beauty of St. Vincent
Island. After a short boat
ride across Indian Pass,
the class spent the rest of
the day touring the island.
Sever gators were spot-
ted, and parent chaperone
Bill Kennedy chased off a
threatening water mocca-
sin. It was an exciting and
adventurous trip.
On Friday, May 23, FCS


proudly held its annual kin-
dergarten graduation for the
first time in our multipur-
pose building. Mrs. Angela
Bouington, Elementary
Administrator, welcomed
the guests and the ceremo-
ny was opened with "The
Lord's Prayer." Bobby Gay
invited everyone to join in
the pledges. Afterwards,
during Bible Time, Farren
Newman sang a solo to
"Somebody touched me."
The class signed and sang
'Jesus Love Me" and fol-


FCS 4th grade having fun at St. Vincent Island. Left to r
Bouington, Reid Kennedy, Sloan Bozeman, Taylor Matinche
Baker, and Hal'leigh Keels.


lowed up with several Bible
verses dear to them, which
included Psalm 23. They
also sang "Christ Above"
and closed Bible Time with
this year's K 5 cheer from
Spirit Week. As a mes-
sage to all, they introduced
Phonics with the sentence
"God gave the world his
son!" The readers for the
evening were Jade Cothran,
Catherine Bouington, and
Caleb Scweikert. The class
counted by 10's to 100,
showed that they truly
understood addition and
subtraction, and as a spe-
cial treat, MaryKate Wood
was a clock for Numbers,
as other children moved
her arms to "set her time."
During Literature and
Music, the class enjoyed
reciting the poem "Time to
Rise" by Robert
Louis Stevenson
and singing "The
Crocodile Song"
and "Shoo Fly."
The proud par-
N ents and friends
were then treat-
ed to a presenta-
< tion of the play
"The Little Red
Hen," with Hagen
Parrish as Little
Red Hen. All of
the children gave
an outstanding
performance,
ight: Kyle then retired to
ck, Kayla change out of
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Angela Bouington and
Mrs. Paula Wood, kinder-
garten teacher, presented
the diplomas and turned
their tassels. After a few
words from Mrs. Wood,
Mrs. Bouington closed with
prayer and invited all to the
reception in the lunchroom.
The graduates then tossed
their caps joyfully in the air.
It was a grand event.


On Tuesday, May 13, Port St. Joe High School juniors
and seniors from Scott Lamberson's chemistry class
toured the Arizona Chemical facilities. Quality Supervisor
Kevin Pettis guided small groups through the plant and
explained some of the workings within the differing
departments. Pettis was assisted by Inventory Clerk Twila
Dawson.
The class was divided into two groups then taken on
a tour of the differing departments.
Each tour lasted about 30 minutes.


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Each student complet-
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job training. They were
all presented a Certificate
of Completion at a ban-
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at Pepper's Mexican
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FUC DIVISION OF LOW EI1FORCEmEIl WEEKLY REPORt


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

NORTHWEST REGION

FRANKLIN
On May 25, twenty-
four officers from the
Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission
were joined by fellow officers
from the Florida Highway
Patrol, Florida Department
of Alcoholic 'Beverages and
Tobacco, and Franklin and
Wakulla County Sheriff's
Offices for the Memorial
Day weekend annual "White
Trash Bash" on Dog Island.
Thirteen vessels and one
helicopter were utilized as
officers checked 248 ves-
sels and made 1088 con-
tacts at the event. Only one
boating under the influence
(BUI) arrest was made due
to individuals designating
drivers for their respective
vessels. Thirteen citations
were issued for violations
relating to possession of
drugs and paraphernalia,
underage drinking, contrib-
uting to the delinquency of


a minor and boating safety
issues. A total of 75 written
warnings were also issued
during the annual event.

BAY COUNTY
Officer Mike Guy
was on K-9 patrol with
Intern Matt Gore conduct-
ing resource inspections
around Hathaway Bridge
when he noticed cannabis
residue in a parked vehicle.
The operator was located
below the bridge fishing
and a consent search of his
vehicle revealed five partial-
ly smoked marijuana ciga-
rettes. Several days later,
Lt. Jay Chesser observed a
vehicle with no visible tag
leaving the area and found
the driver to be on prison
release, driving with a sus-
pended driver's license, no
tag, no insurance and a pipe
with cannabis residue was
located. In both instances,
citations were issued.
Lt. Jay Chesser and
Officer Mike Nobles con-
ducted surveillance in the
Econfina WMA and observed
a father and his underaged
daughter drinking beer and
discarding their cans into the
creek. When approached,
they were asked if they knew
about the alcohol rule on the
management area, and they


both said yes. Citations
were issued. The next day,
Lt. Chesser worked the area
again and watched as sev-
eral canoeists stopped on a
sandbar and began to pass
a marijuana cigarette. Nine
grams of cannabis and a
grinder were seized and
citations were issued.
On ] Memorial Day,
Capt. Ken Parramore and
Lt. Jay Chesser found a
local swimming hole with-
in the Econfina Wildlife
Management Area to have
an active party ongoing.
The party was broken up
with numerous "unclaimed"
containers of alcohol
poured out. 'Two citations
were issued for the alcohol
violations and party goers
cleaned the area of litter
before departing.
Officers David ErdmaIi,
Nick Price and Neal Goss
IV conducted two boating
under the influence arrests
over the Memorial Day week-
end. The officers advised
that the word is out around
Bay County that FWC law
enforcement is focusing on
these violations and most
boaters had designated
operators.
Officer Erdman issued
a citation to an individual
for taking stone crab dur-


ing closed season. The sub-
ject was located near the
Hathaway Bridge in posses-
sion of 52 whole stone crabs
of which 17 of the 52 were
egg-bearing. They were all
released alive.
Officer Nick Price
issued a citation to a sub-
ject who was spearfishing
in St. Andrew's State Park.
The pole spear was seized
as evidence.
Officers Neal Goss and
Nick Price assisted with
the search and recovery of
two drowning victims off
Panama City Beach. Officers
responded to over 30 calls
for service along Panama
City Beach due to rough
seas.
Officers Jim Moore and
Jeff Gager worked a boating
accident involving serious
injury. A female passenger
was ejected off the back of
a personal watercraft strik-
ing the stern of the vessel
with her lower back. She
was pulled from the water
unconscious and transport-
ed by EMS to a local hos-
pital.
Officer Neal Goss
issued a federal summary
settlement for harvest of red
snapper during closed sea-
son in federal waters off
Panama City.


'GULF COU!RY



SHERIFF'S REPORt


The Gulf County
Sheriff's Office will be
conducting .vehicle safety
checkpoints and DUI check
points during the month of
May and June 2008. The
check points will be held
throughout the county to
include Highway 98 near
St. Joe Beach, Highway 98
and Garrison Ave, C-30
Simmons Bayou, Highway
71, North of White City,
Highway 22 and Highway
22A, Highway 71 and
Westarm Creek, Highway 71
'Dalkieth Area and Highway
71 near the Calhoun line.
On 05/22 a vehicle
driven by Keith Hal Mork,
39, was stopped for a traf-
fic violation. The deputy
determined he was intoxi-
cated, he was arrested and
charged with DUI.
On 05/22 Deputies


arrested Rex Norman
Smith, 45, on warrants for
child support.
On 05/22 Travis
Rommell Melton, 35, was
arrested on two warrants
for failure to appear on
two counts of worthless
checks.,
On 05/23 Brian Keith
Darnell, 34, and Seth
Thomas Campbell, 28,
were arrested for failure to
pay child support.
On 05/25 Andres
Manuel Jimenez-Cruz,
34, was arrested for driv-
ing with no valid drivers
license.
On 05/26 Danielle
Nicole Gray, 23, and Daniel
Robert Gray, 26, were
arrested on charges of
battery during a domestic
altercation.


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IN ITS TRACKS


Attorney General McCollum Applauds Signing Of Foreclosure Rescue Fraud Prevention Act Into Law

-New law provides important safeguards to help protect homeowners facing foreclosure-


Attorney General Bill
McCollum today applaud-
ed Governor Charlie Crist
for signing The Foreclosure
Rescue Fraud Prevention
Act of 2008 into law. The
legislation, which passed
this session as HB 643 and
was developed in part by
members of the Attorney
General's Mortgage Fraud
Task Force, will ensure that
homeowners are properly
informed about their rights
before signing a contract
with a foreclosure rescue
entity in addition to other
protections.
"Florida homeown-
ers now have an impor-
tant tool to protect their
most valuable possession -
their homes," said Attorney
General McCollum. "By


protecting our citizens who
face the threat of foreclo-
sure from those individuals
who would prey on them,
this law will ensure that
homeowners will not be fur-
ther victimized at a time of
personal financial crisis."
The Foreclosure Rescue
Fraud Prevention Act of
2008 requires that a fore-
closure rescue consultant
- a person who tries to
arrange a new payment
plan with lender or other
alternative to foreclosure
- provide a written agree-
ment to the consumer and
obtain the consumer's sig-
nature before beginning any
services. The legislation
further requires the rescue
consultant to include in the
written agreement a specific


notice of 'the homeowners'
right to cancel, including
the procedure for cancel-
ling, and a disclosure that
the consumer should con-
tact his or her lender first
before sighing because the
lender may be willing to
negotiate a payment plan
free of charge.
"Desperate homeown-
ers on the brink of losing
their homes are grasping
for any assistance avail-
able, and too many of them
are falling victim to scam
artists," said Sen. Mike
Fasano, R- New Port Richey,
the bill's Senate sponsor.
"This legislation provides
much-needed safeguards to
assist families in staying in
their homes."
"This new law will


protect homeowners from
unscrupulous people who
would try to prey upon them
in their time of distress,"
said House sponsor Rep.
Clay Ford, R-Pensacola.
"The Foreclosure Rescue
Fraud Prevention Act
includes key requirements
to help homeowners avoid
costly mistakes."
Last year, as a result
of substantial increases in
interest rates and monthly
housing costs, more than
245,000 mortgage foreclo-
sures occurred in Florida.
This ranks the Sunshine
State second in the nation
in the number of foreclo-
sures. Florida also had the
highest rate of mortgage
fraud last year and as the
number of Floridians fac-


ink foreclosure increases,
so does the number and
variety of scams devised to
defraud these vulnerable
consumers.
"Our state has taken
a good first step' toward
protecting Floridians from
unscrupulous fraud artists
who prey on those most
vulnerable to the current
downturn in housing and
credit markets," said Lori
Parham, AARP's Florida
state director. "AARP
applauds Attorney General
McCollum, Sen. Fasano and
Rep. Ford for their leader-
ship on behalf of consum-
ers."
Additional provisions
in the new law require
that before any instrument
that transfers title to the


property can be executed,
the buyer (investor) must
execute a separate contract
with all the terms and con-
.ditions of the proposed
property transfer. If the
transaction takes place and
the homeowner is remain-
ing in the home and making
payments to the new owner,
the homeowner is afforded
a 30-day right to cure any
default of the terms of the
repurchase agreement. The
repurchase price cannot
exceed a certain threshold
and the repurchase agree-
ment is presumed to be
a loan. The Foreclosure
Rescue Fraud Prevention
Act of 2008 will go into
effect October 1.


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20-22 OF THE OFFICIAL tersection with the easterly
RECORDS OFFICE OF right of way boundary line
GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA, of Parker Farm Road;
SAID POINT ALSO LYING thence run north 00 de-
ON THE WESTERLY grees 02 minutes 45 sec-
NNUNCEMENTS RIGHT OF WAY COUNTY onds west along said east-
ROAD NUMBER 30-E; early right of way boundary
1100 Legal Advertising THENCE RUN ALONG- line for a distance of
1i10 Classified Notices SAID RIGHT OF WAY 650.28 feet, thence depart-
Announcements NORTH 19 DEGREES 41 ing the easterly right of
1130 Adoptions MINUTES 55 SECONDS way boundary line of Par-
1140 Happy Ads WEST 10.00 FEET TO A ker Farm Road, run north
1150 Personals ROD AND CAP FOR THE 89 degrees 57 minutes 15
1160 Lost POINT OF BEGINNING; seconds east for a dis-
1170 Found THENCE FROM SAID tance of 225.40 feet to the
POINT OF BEGINNING Point of Beginning.
CONTINUE ALONG SAID
1 RIGHT OF WAY NORTH Less and Except the fol-
19 DEGREES 41 MINUTES lowing described parcel.
1100 55 SECONDS WEST 89.91 Commence at the south-
FEET TO RE-BAR, east corner of the north-
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT THENCE. LEAVING SAID west quarter of the South-
OF THE ,FOURTEENTH RIGHT OF WAY RUN east quarter of Section 15,
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND SOUTH 70 DEGREES 18 Township 4 South, Range
FOR GULF COUNTY, MINUTES 05 SECONDS 10 West, Gulf County, Flor-
FLORIDA WEST 297.84 FEET TO A ida; thence run north 89
CIVIL ACTION PO)NT LYING ON THE AP- degrees 42 minutes 21
PROXIMATE MEAN HIGH seconds west along the
CASE NO. 2007-22CA WATERLINE OF THE south boundary line of the
DIVISION GULF OF MEXICO; northwest quarter of the
THENQE RUN ALONG southeast quarter of Siam
WASHINGTON MUTUAL SAID APPROXIMATE Section 15 (as monu-
BANK F/K/A WASHING- MEAN HIGH WATERLINE mented) for a distance of
TON MUTUAL BANK, FA, SOUTH 27 DEGREES 39 1010.09 feet, thence de-
Plaintiff, MINUTES 41 SECONDS parting the south bound-
vs. EAST 45.33 FEET; ary line of the northwest
JOHN C. WEBB, et al, THENCE LEAVING SAID quarter of the southeast
Defendant(s). APPROXIMATE MEAN quarter of said Section 15,
_/ HIGH WATERLINE RUN run North 00 degrees 32
NOTICE OF FORECLO- NORTH 68 DEGREES 13 minutes 45 seconds west
SURE SALE MINUTES 11 SECONDS for a distance of 377.45
NOTICE IS HEREBY EAST 41.68 FEET TO A feet, thence north 85 de-
GIVEN pursuant to a Final ROD AND CAP; THENCE grees 18 minutes 41 sec-
Judgment of Mortgage NORTH 59 DEGREES 04 onds west a distance of
Foreclosure date March MINUTES 56 SECONDS 132.23 feet to the Point of
04, 2008 and entered in EAST 108.14 FEET TO A Beginning, from said point
Case No. 2007-22-CA of ROD AND CAP; THENCE of beginning continue
the Circuit Court of the SOUTH 19 DEGREES 41 north 85 degrees 18 min-
FOURTEENTH Judicial MINUTES 55 SECONDS utes 41 seconds west
Circuit in and for GULF EAST 67.50 FEET TO A 124.12 feet, thence south
County, Florida wherein ROD AND CAP; THENCE 03 degrees 18 minutes 19
WASHINGTON MUTUAL NORTH 70 DEGREES 18 seconds west 90.08 feet,
BANK F/K/A WASHING- MINUTES 05 SECONDS thence south 86 degrees
TON MUTUAL BANK, FA, EAST 86.42 FEET TO THE 18 minutes 41 seconds
is the Plaintiff and JOHN POINT OF BEGINNING. east 124.12 feet, thence
C. WEBB; ANY AND ALL north 03 degrees 41 min-
UNKNOWN PARTIES A/KA 4047 CAPE SAN utes 19 seconds east
CLAIMING BY THROUGH, BLAS ROAD, CAPE SAN 90.09 feet to the Point of
UNDER, AND AGAINST BLAS, FL 32456 Beginning.
THE HEREIN NAMED IN- Parcel containing 3.160
DIVIDUAL DEFENDANT(S) Any person'claiming an in- acres, more or less.
WHO ARE NOT KNOWN terest in the surplus from
TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, the sale, if any, other than Subject to the following
WHETHER SAID UN- the property owner as of described ingress and
KNOWN PARTIES MAY the date of the Lis Pend- egress easement.
CLAIM AN INTEREST AS ens must file a claim within
SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVI- sixty (60) days after the Commence at the South-
SEES, GRANTEES, OR sale. east corner of the North-
OTHER CLAIMANTS; west quarter of the south-
UNITED STATES OF WITNESS MY HAND and east quarter of Section 15;
AMERICA; are the Defend- the seal of this Court on Township 4 South, Range
ants, I will sell to the high- March 5, 2008. 10 West, Gulf County, Flor-
est and best bidder for ida, thence run North 89
cash at LOBBY OF THE Rebecca L. Norris, degrees 42 minutes 21
GULF COUNTY COURT- Clerk of the Circuit Court seconds west along the
HOUSE at 11:00 AN, on south boundary line of the
the 12th day-of June, /s/Jasmine Hysmith Northwest quarter of the
2008, the following de- Deputy Clerk southeast quarter of said
scribed property as set Section 15 (as monu-
forth in said Final Judg- Publish May 29 & June 5, mented) for a distance of
ment: 2008 1010.09 feet, thence de-
parting the south bound-
PARCEL A BEGIN AT A ary line of the northwest
ROD AND CAP MARKING quarter of the southeast
THE .SOUTHEAST COR- quarter of said Section 15,
NER OF LOT 43 (ALSO run north 00 degrees 02
BEING THE NORTHEAST In The Circuit Court of minutes 45 seconds west
CORNER OF LOT 44) OF the Fourteenth Judicial for a distance of 680.29
SAN BLAS ESTATES, A Circuit In and For Gulf feet; thence go south 89
SUBDIVISION AS PER County, Florida degrees 57 minutes 15
MAP PLAT THEREOF RE- seconds west for a dis-
CORDED IN PLAT BOOK Case No.: 08-004 CA tance of 64.00 feet, run
3, PAGE 20-22 OF THE thence south 00 degrees
OFFICIAL RECORDS OF- Superior Bank, a federal 02 minutes 45 seconds
FICE OF GULF COUNTY savings bank, successor west for a distance of
FLORIDA, SAID POINT by merger to The Bank, an 735.70 feet to the northerly
ALSO LYING ON THE Alabama banking corpora- right of way boundary line
WESTERLY RIGHT OF tion, of Old Panama Road
WAY OF COUNTY ROAD Plaintiff, (County Road No. 22)
NUMBER .30-E; THENCE vs. thence run north 67 de-
RUN ALONG THE NORTH- Sondra J. Parker a/k/a grees 15 minutes 18 sec-
ERLY BOUNDARY OF Sondra Jane Parker a/k/a onds wet along Siam
SAID LOT 44 SOUTH 70 Sondra Jane Northerly right of way
DEGREES 18 MINUTES 05 Parker-Adkison and Alva L. boundary for a distance of
SECONDS EAST 283.87 Parker 219.02 feet to a point of in-
FEET TO POINT, LYING Defendants. tersection with the easterly
ON THE APPROXIMATE / right of way boundary line
MEAN HIGH WATERLINE AMENDED NOTICE OF of Parker Farm Road;
OF GULF OF MEXICO; SALE thence run north 00 'de-
THENCE LEAVING SAID NOTICE is hereby given grees 02 minutes 45 sec-
BOUNDARY LINE RUN that, pursuant to an Order onds west along said east-
ALONG SAID APPROXI- or Final Judgment entered erly right of way boundary
MATE MEAN HIGH WA- in the above captioned line for a distance of
TERLINE NORTH 27 DE- case, I will sell the property 276.11 feet to the Point of
GREES 39 MINUTES 41 situated in Gulf County, Beginning; from said Point
SECONDS EAST 55.56 Florida, described as: of Beginning continue
FEET; THENCE LEAVING Commence at the south- north 00 degrees 02 min-
SAID APPROXIMATE east corner of the north- utes 45 seconds west
MEAN HIGH WATERLINE west quarter of the south- along Siam easterly right
RUN NORTH 68 DE- east quarter of Section 15, of way boundary line for
GREES 13 MINUTES 11 Township 4 South, Range 20.04feet; thence south 86
SECONDS EAST 41.68 10 West, Gulf County, Flor- degrees 18 minutes 41
FEET TO, A ROD AND ida; thence run north 89 seconds east 31.10 feet;
CAP; THENCE NORTH 70 degrees 42 minutes 21 thence south 03 degrees
DEGREES 18 MINUTES 05 seconds west along the 41 minutes 19 seconds
SECONDS EAST 58.20 south boundary line of the west 20.00 feet, thence
FEET TO A ROD AND northwest quarter of the north 86 degrees 18 min-
CAP; THENCE SOUTH 19 southeast quarter of said utes 41 seconds west
DEGREES 41 MINUTES 55 section 15 (as monu- 28.79 to the Point of Be-
SECONDS EAST, 67.50 mented) for a distance of ginning.
FEET TO A ROD AND 1010.09 feet, thence de-
CAP; THENCE NORTH 70 parting the south bound- at public sale, to the high-
DEGREES 18 MINUTES 05 ary line of the northwest est and best bidder for
SECONDS EAST 86.42 quarter of the southeast cash, at the front door of
FEET TO A POINT LYING quarter of said Section 15, the Gulf -County Court-,
ON THE WESTERLY run north 00 degrees 02 house, in Port St. Joe,
RIGHT OF WAY OF SAID minutes 45 seconds west Florida, at 11:00 am EST
COUNTY ROAD NUMBER for a distance of 680.29 on June 19, 2008.
30-E; THENCE RUN feet; thence go south 89 Any person other than the
ALONG SAID RIGHT OF degrees 57 minutes 15 property owner as of the
WAY SOUTH 19 DE- seconds west for a dis- date of the lis. pendens
GREES 41 MINUTES 55 tance of 64.00 feet for the claiming an interest in any
SECONDS WEST 1000 Point of Beginning. From surplus funds from the
FEET TO THE POINT OF said Point of Beginning run sale, must file a claim for
BEGINNING. south 00 degrees 02 min- said funds with the clerk of
AND PARCEL B COM- utes 45 seconds west for a court within 60 days fromd
MENCE AT A ROD AND distance of 735.70 feet to the date of the sale.
CAP MARKING THE the northerly right of way DATED this 29th day of
SOUTHEAST CORNER OF boundary line of Old Pan April, 2008
LOT 43 (ALSO BEING THE ama Road (County Road
NORTHEAST CORNER OF No. 22) thence run north Clerk of Court
LOT 44) OF SAN BLAS 67 degrees 15 minutes 18 /s/Jasmine Hysmith
ESTATES, ASUBDIVISION seconds west along said Deputy Clerk
AS PER MAP OR PLAT northerly right of way
THEREOF RECORDED IN boundary for a distance of Publish June 5 & 12, 2008
PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 219.02 feet to a point of in-


1100
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
IN AND FOR GULF
COUNTY, FLORIDA GEN-
ERAL JURISDICTION DIVI-
SION

CASE NO: 07-287 CA

RBC CENTUIRA 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 11:00 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, FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION

CASE NO. 2007-50-CA
DIVISION

DEUTSCHE BANK NA-
TIONAL TRUST COM-
PANY AS TRUSTEE UN-
DER THE POOLING AND
SERVICING AGREEMENT
SERIES IN ABS 2006-B,
Plaintiff,
vs.
MATTHEW RICHTER, et
al,
Defendantss.

NOTICE OF RESCHED-
ULED FORECLOSURE
SALE

NOTICE IS HEREBY
GIVEN pursuant to an Or-
der Rescheduling Foreclo-
sure Sale date May 5,
2008 and entered in Case
No. 2007-50-CA of the Cir-
cuit Court of the FOUR-
TEENTH Judicial Circuit in
and for GULF County, Flor-
ida wherein DEUTSCHE
BANK NATIONAL TRUST
COMPANY AS TRUSTEE
UNDER THE POOLING
AND SERVICING AGREE-
MENT SERIES INABS
2006-B, is the Plaintiff and
MATTHEW RICHTER;
TINA RICHTER; MORT-
GAGE ELECTRONIC REG-
ISTRATION SYSTEMS, IN-
CORPORATED AS NOMI-
NEE FOR INDYMAC
BANK, FS.B.; are the De-
fendants, I will sell to the
highest and best bidder for
cash at LOBBY OF THE
GULF COUNTY COURT-
HOUSE at 11:00 AM, on
the 19th day of JUNE,
2008, The following de-
scribed property as set
forth in said Final Judge-
ment:

LOTS 15, 16, AND 17 IN
BLOCK "C", COLLEGE


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PARK SUBDIVISION TO
THE CITY OF
WEWAHITCHKA, FLOR-
IDA, AS PER PLAT ON
FILE IN THE OFFICE OF
THE CLERK OF THE CIR-
CUIT COURT OF GULF
COUNTY, FLORIDA.

A/K/A 1003 TUPELO
STREET, WEWAHITCHKA,
FL 32465

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

WITNESS MY HAND and
the seal of this Court on
May 7, 2008.

Rebecca L. Norris,
Clerk ot the Circuit Court

/s/Jasmine Hysmith
Deputy Clerk

In accordance with the
Americans with Disabilities
Act, persons needing a
special accommodation to
participate in this proceed-
ing should contact Gulf
County Courthouse
#850-229-6113 (TDD)

Publish June 5 & 12, 2008


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

CASE NO. 07-378-CA

CAPITAL CITY BANK,
Plaintiff,
vs.
THE ESTATE OF EDWARD
M. YORK, DECEASED;
JEANETTE A. YORK; THE
UNKNOWN HEIRS. DEVI-
SEES, GRANTEES, AS-
SIGNESS, LIENORS,
CREDITORS, TRUSTEES.
OR OTHER PERSONS
CLAIMING BY, THOUGH,
UNDER OR AGAINST ED-
WARD M. YORK, DE-
CEASED, and UNKNOWN
TENANTSS,
Defendants.

NOTICE OF SALE PUR-
SUANT TO CHAPTER 45

NOTICE is given pursuant
to a Final Judgment of
Foreclosure date May 5,
2008, in Case No.
07-378-CA, of the Circuit
court of the Fourteenth Ju-
dicial Circuit, in and for
Gulf County, Florida, in
which CAPITAL CITY
BANK is the Plaintiff and
THE ESTATE OF EDWARD
M. YORK, DECEASED;
JEANETTE A. YORK; THE
UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVI-
SEES, GRANTEES, AS-
SIGNESS, LIENORS,,
CREDITORS, TRUSTEES,
OR OTHER PERSONS
CLAIMING BY, THROUGH,
UNDER OR AGAINST ED-
WARD M. YORK, DE-
CEASED, are the Defend-
ants, I will sell to the high-
est and best bidder for
cash at the Front door of
the Gulf County, Court-
house in Port St. Joe, Gulf
County, Florida at 11:00
a.m. on June 12, 2008, the
property set forth in the Fi-
nal Judgment of Foreclo-
sure and more particularly
described as follows:

Lot 4, Water's Edge Subdi-
vision as recorded in Plat
Book 4, Page 8 of the Pub-
lic Records of Gulf County,
Florida.

DATED: May 7, 2008

REBECCA L. NORRIS
Clerk of the Circuit Court

/s/Jasmine Hysrmith
Deputy Clerk

Publish May 29 & June 5,
2008


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

CASE NO. 07-377-CA

CAPITAL CITY BANK,
Plaintiff,
vs.
THE ESTATE OF EDWARD
M. YORK, DECEASED;
JEANETTE A. YORK; THE
UNKNOWN HEIRS,
DEVISEES, GRANTEES,
ASSIGNESS, LIENORS,
CREDITORS, TRUSTEES,
OR OTHER' PERSONS
CLAIMING BY, THOUGH,
UNDER OR AGAINST
EDWARD M. YORK, DE-
CEASED, and UNKNOWN
TENANTSS,


1100 |
Defendants.

NOTICE OF SALE PUR-
SUANT TO CHAPTER 45

NOTICE is given pursuant
to a Final Judgment of
Foreclosure date May 5,
2008, in Case No.
07-377-CA, of the Circuit
Court of the Fourteenth Ju-
dicial Circuit, in and for
Gulf County, Florida, in
which CAPITAL CITY
BANK is the Plaintiff and
THE ESTATE OF EDWARD
M. YORK, DECEASED;
JEANETTE A. YORK; THE
UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVI-
SEES, GRANTEES, AS-
SIGNEES, LIENORS,
CREDITORS, TRUSTEES,
OR OTHER PERSONS
CLAIMING BY, THROUGH,
UNDER OR AGAINST ED-
WARD M. YORK, DE-
CEASED, are the Defend-
ants, I will sell to the high-
est and best bidder for
cash at the front door of
the Gulf county Court-
house in Port St. Joe, Gulf
County, Florida at 11:00
a.m. on June 12, 2008, the
property set forth in the Fi-
nal Judgement of Foreclo-
sure and more particularly
described as follows:

LOT 1, BLOCK "C", PARK
POINT AT SECLUDED
DUNES, ACCORDING TO
THE OFFICIAL PLAT
THEREOF, RECORDED IN
PLAT BOOK 4, PAGE 39,
OF THE PUBLIC
RECORDS OF GULF
COUNTY, FLORIDA.

DATED: May 7, 2008

REBECCA L. NORRIS
Clerk of the Circuit Court

/s/Jasmine Hysmith
Deputy Clerk

Publish May 29 & June 5,
2008



IN .THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE FOURTEENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF
FLORIDA IN AND FOR
GULF COUNTY

CASE NO. 07-438-CA

REGIONS BANK SUCCES-
SOR BY MERGER WITH
AMSOUTH BANK,
Plaintiff,
vs.
MARK ZIELINSKI A/K/A
MARK A. ZIELINSKI et. al.
Defendants.

NOTICE OF FORECLO-
SURE SALE

NOTICE IS HEREBY
GIVEN pursuant to a Final
Judgment of Foreclosure
dated May 19, 2008, and
entered in Case No.
07-438-CA, of the Circuit
Court of the Fourteenth Ju-
dicial in and for Gulf
County, Florida, wherein
REGIONS BANK SUCCES-
SOR BY MERGER WITH
AMSOUTH BANK, is a
Plaintiff and MARK
ZIELINSKI A/KA MARK A.
ZIELINSKI, IF LIVING AND
IF DEAD, THE UNKNOWN
SPOUSE, HEIRS, DEVI-
SEES, GRANTEES, AS-
SIGNEES, LIENORS,
CREDITORS, TRUSTEES
AND ALL OTHER PARTIES
CLAIMING AN INTEREST
BY, THROUGH, UNDER
OR AGAINST MARK
ZIELINSKI A/K/A MARK A
ZIELINSKI; UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF MARK
ZIELINSKI A/K/A MARK A.
ZIELINSKI; WINDMARK
BEACH COMMUNITY AS-
SOCIATION, INC.; UN-
KNOWN TENANT #1;
UNKNOWN TENANT #1
are the Defendants. I will
sell to the highest and best
bidder for cash at 11:00
a.m. EST on June 19,
2008, the following
described property as set
forth in said Final
Judgment, to wit:

LOT 55 OF WINDMARK
BEACH, ACCORDING TO
THE PLAT THEREOF AS
RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 4, PAGE 1, OF THE
PUBLIC RECORDS OF
GULF' COUNTY, FLORIDA.

Any person claiming an
interest 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 60
days after the sale.

REBECCA L. NORRIS
As Clerk of the Court

/s/Jasmine Hysmith
As Deputy Clerk

Dated this 19th day of
May, 2008

In accordance with the
Americans with Disabilities
Act, persons needing a
reasonable accommoda-
tion to participate in this
proceeding should, no


1 1100
later than seven (7) days
prior, contact the Clerk of
the Court's disability coor-
dinator at 8502296111,
1000 C.G. COSTIN BLVD.
RM 302 PORT ST. JOE FL
32456. If hearing impaired,
contact (TDD) 8009558771
via Florida Relay System.

Publish June 5 & 12, 2008



IN THE CIRCUIT OF THE
14th JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR
GULF COUNTY

Case #: 07-364 -CA
Division#:
UNC:

Equifirst Corporation,
Plaintiff,
-vs.-
Peggy Whitfield-Plair Atkin-
son and Colby Atkinson,
wife and husband; Harri-
son Finance Company;
Unknown Parities in Pos-
session #1;
Defendant(s).

NOTICE OF SALE

NOTICE IS HEREBY
GIVEN pursuant to an Or-
der of Final Judgment of
Foreclosure date 05/05/08,
entered in Civil Case No.
07-364-CA of the Circuit
Court of the 14th Judicial
Circuit in and for Gulf
County, Florida, wherein
Equifirst Corporation,
Plaintiff and Peggy
Whitfield-Plair Atkinson
and Colby Atkinson, wife
and husband are
defendantss, I will sell to
the highest and best bid-
der for cash, AT THE
FRONT DESK OF THE
GULF COUNTY COURT-
HOUSE, LOCATED AT
1000 5th STREET, PORT
ST. JOE, FLORIDA, AT
11:00 A.M. on June 12,
2008 the following de-
scribed property as set
forth in said Final Judg-
ment, to-wit

LOT 2 BLOCK A, A PAR-
CEL OF LAND LYING AND
BEING IN THE SOUTH-
WEST QUARTER OF SEC-
TION 16, TOWNSHIP 3
SOUTH, RANGE 10 WEST,
GULF COUNTY FLORIDA,
AND BEING MORE PAR-
TICULARLY DESCRIBED
AS FOLLOWS:

COMMENCE AT THE
SOUTHEAST CORNER OF
THE SOUTHWEST'QUAR-
TER OF THE NORTH-
WEST QUARTER OF SAID
SECTION 36, THENCE GO
NORTH 0 DEGREES 21
MINUTES 11 SECONDS
WEST ALONG THE EAST
BOUNDARY LINE OF THE
SOUTHWEST QUARTER
OF THE NORTHWEST
QUARTER FOR A DIS-
TANCE OF 187.88 FEET
FOR THE POINT OF BE-
GINNING, FROM SAID
POINT OF BEGINNING
DEPARTING THE EAST
BOUNDARY LINE OF THE,
SOUTHWEST QUARTER
OF THE NORTHWEST
QUARTER, GO SOUTH 88
DEGREES 46 MINUTES 04
SECONDS WEST FOR A
DISTANCE OF 210.00
FEET TO A POINT ON
THE EASTERLY RIGHT OF
WAY BOUNDARY LINE OF
CRESTWOOD LAND
(HAVING A 60 FOOT WIDE
RIGHT OF WAY), THENCE
GO NORTH 01 DEGREES
21 MINUTES 11 SEC-
ONDS WEST ALONG THE
EASTERLY RIGHT OF
WAY BOUNDARY LINE OF
CRESTWOOD LAND FOR
A DISTANCE OF 207.50
FEET; THENCE DEPART-
ING SAID EASTERLY
RIGHT OF WAY BOUND-
ARY LINE GO NORTH 88
DEGREES 46 MINUTES 04
SECONDS EAST FOR A
DISTANCE OF 210.00
FEET, THENCE GO
SOUTH 01 DEGREES 21
MINUTES 11 SECONDS
EAST FOR A DISTANCE
OF 207.50 FEET TO THE
POINT OF BEGINNING,

ALSO KNOWN AS LOT 2
BLOCK A, CRESTWOOD
ACRES, UNRECORDED.

ANY PERSON CLAIMING
AN INTEREST 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 60 DAYS.AFTER
THE SALE.
IF YOU ARE A PERSON
WITH A DISABILITY WHO
NEEDS ANY ACCOMMO-
DATION IN ORDER TO
PARTICIPATE IN THIS
PROCEEDING, YOU ARE
ENTITLED, AT NO COST
TO YOU, TO THE PROVI-
SION OF CERTAIN ASSIS-
TANCE. PLEASE CON-
TACT GULF COUNTY
COURTHOUSE, 1000
CECIL COSTIN BOULE-
VARD, PORT ST. JOE, FL


1100 1
32456 WITHIN 2 WORK-
ING DAYS OF YOUR RE-
CEIPT OF THIS NOTICE
OF SALE: IF YOU ARE
HEARING IMPAIRED
CALL: 1800-955-8771; IF
YOU ARE VOICE IM-
PAIRED CALL:
1-800-955-8770

DATE at PORT ST. JOE,
Florida, this 7th day of
May, 2008.

Rebecca L. Norris
Clerk of the Circuit Court
Gulf County, Florida

/s/Jasmine Hysmith
Deputy Clerk

Publish May 29 & June 5,
2008



NOTICE OF APPLICA-
TION FOR TAX DEED

NOTICE IS HEREBY
GIVEN that Katherine J.
Willis the holder of the fol-
lowing Tax Certificate, has
filed said certificate for a
tax deed to be issued
thereon. .The, certificate
number and year of issu-
ance, the description of
the property, and the
names in which it was as-
sessed are as follows:
Certif-
icate No. 226
Application No. 2008- 3
Year of Issuance: 2001
R.E. No. 01628-000R

Description of Property:
BEGINNING at A. C. Hill
Corner on Jehu Road, as
described in Deed Book
14, Page 219, Gulf County,
Official Records running
Westerly along Jehu Road
150 feet, thence Northerly
350 feet, into Lake Swamp;
thence Easterly paralleling
Jehu Road to A. C. Hill's
line, thence in a Southerly
direction to Place of Begin-
ning, being in the SW-1/4
of SW 1/4 of Section 13, in
Township 4 South, Range
10 West, Less that portion
deeded in Book 17, Page
466, Public Records of
Gulf County, Florida.
Name in which assessed:
Betty McCoy, Trustee
All of said property being
in Gulf County, State of
Florida. Unless such cer-
tificate shall be redeemed
according to law, the
property described in such
certificate will be sold to
the highest bidder in the
front Lobby of the Gulf
County Courthouse, 1000
Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd.,
Port St. Joe, Florida at
11:00 AM, E.D.T.,
Wednesday, the 25th day
of June, 2008. Dated
this 27th day of May,.
2008.

REBECCA L NORRIS
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT
COURT
GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA

BY: Donna L. Ray
Deputy Clerk
Publish: 5/29/08, 06/05/08,
06/12/08, 06/19/08




NOTICE OF.APPLICA-
TION FOR TAX DEED

NOTICE IS HEREBY
GIVEN that Katherine J.
Willis the holder of the fol-
lowing Tax Certificate, has


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filed said certificate for a
tax deed to be issued
thereon. The certificate
number and year of issu-
ance, the description of
the property, and the
names in which it was as-
sessed are as follows:

Certificate No. 198
Application No. 2008- 2
Year of Issuance: 2005
R.E. No. 02391-005R

Description of Property:
Lot 14, Block 2, Harden's
Addition to the City of
Wewahitchka, as per Map
or plat thereof recorded in
the Public Records of Gulf
County, Florida in Plat
Book 2, Page 22.

Name in which assessed:
Gregory Dykes
All of said property being
in Gulf County,. State of
Florida. Unless such cer-
tificate shall be redeemed
according to law, the
property described in such
certificate will be sold to
the highest bidder in the
front Lobby of the Gulf
County Courthouse, 1000
Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd.,
Port St. Joe, Florida at
11:00 AM, E.D.T.,
Wednesday, the 25th day
of June, 2008. Dated this
27th day of May,
2008.

REBECCA LNORRIS
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT
COURT
GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA

BY: Donna L. Ray
Deputy Clerk


Publish:
06/05/08,
06/19/08

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05/29/08,
06/12/08,


NOTICE OF APPLICA-
TION FOR TAX DEED

NOTICE IS HEREBY
GIVEN that Katherine J.
Willis the holder of the fol-
lowing Tax Certificate, has
filed said certificate for a
tax deed to be issued
thereon. The certificate
number and year of issu-
ance, the description of
the property, and the
names in which it was as-
sessed are as follows:

Certificate No. 213
Application No. 2008- 4
Year of Issuance: 2005
R.E. No. 02501-000R

Description of Property:

Lot 34, Block B, Williams-
burg, Gulf County, Florida,
Filed May 5, 1926, and re-
corded in Plat Book 1,
Page 3, Plat Records of
Gulf County, Florida.
Name in which assessed:
Roosevelt Williams

All of said property being
in Gulf County, State of
Florida. Unless such cer-
tificate shall be redeemed
according to law, the
property described in such
certificate will be sold to
the highest bidder in the
front Lobby of the Gulf
County Courthouse, 1000
Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd.,
Port St. Joe, Florida at
11:00 AM, E.D.T.,
Wednesday, the 25th day
of June, 2008. Dated this


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27th day of May, or reject any and all State- Port St. Joe 830 Jones Customer Support Oth Office Space
2008. ments of Bids in whole or Homestead Rd. (PSJ) Fn Other ac Hw
in part, to waive informali- June 6th 5am-8pm Caring People Cashier 98, $500 m. 647-6285
REBECCAL NORRIS ties in the process, to ob- Nice Big Neded PT wanted at C onvash ier Bay County-
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT tain new Statements of aeee PT wanted at Convience II I ay County-
COURT GULF COUNTY, Bids, or to postpone the Yard Sale Serve the elderly with a Logistics/Transportation Store must be able to work A "' REAL ESTATE FOR SALE- Fountain Area
FLORIDA opening pursuant to the Yard Sale smilel We provide non- weekends. Flex hrs. No 7100 -Homes 2.5 Acres, $19,900
City's purchasing policies. urd June 7t medical care, companion- Driver Trainees exp, neccess. Starting 6"110 7110 -Beach Home/ Owner Financing
BY: Donna L. Ray Each Statement of Bid Saturday June 7th, ship and home care ser- $8.50/hr. Call Kathy .ro t wwwandcalnowcom
Deputy Clerk shall be valid to the City of 8amlpm. 1317 McClel- vices to help seniors re- NEEDED 850229-8775 or 215-2980 3 br apart. in Lanark Vi- Property www.landcall94778-now.com
Port St. Joe for a period of land Ave. Many items, too main at home. Certified No CDL? No Problem! Web Id 33992129 large. Cubbard porch 7120- Commercial 1-941-778-7980/7565
Publish: 05/29/08, sixty (60) days after the many to list, come by and CNA or HHA's needed. Will Earn up to $900/wk. small yard, HUD accept 7140 Farms & Ranches
06/05/08, 06/12/08, opening. take a lookI train you for HHA. 12 Hour Home avail June 1st. $575mo 7150 Lots and Acreage Cape Plantation
06/19/08 shift from 8pm-8am, 7 weekends with TMC. Other +300 dep. Call 509-2460. 7160 Mobile Homes/Lots Air Park Lots For
AD# 2008-50 Publish June 5, 2008 days a week. Must be 21 Corn- -- 7170- Waterfront
with own transportation. pany endorsed CDL Train- Penelope's Pet Stop 7180 Investment Sale
3300 Home Instead ing 1-866-280-5309 Seeking exceptional team Property Two adjacent pine lots on
P-BLIC N ,Senior Care WeblD#33992307 member. This energetic, 6 30 7190 Out-ol-Town beautiful Plantation Dr. Lot
PUBLIC NOTICE Call 1-866-575-1920 enthusiastic, non smoking 7200 Tireshare #'s 5 & 6 across the street
NOTICE OF APPLICA- person has both animalApalachicola Condo. 0 Timeshare from runway. About
TION FOR TAX DEED The Port St. Joe Port Au- Nice Couch, Green/ Bur- and customer service ex- Completely redone with 110'x10'. $85K per lot.
thority will hold its regular gundy Plaid $100 perience. Ability to organ- new tile, new paint & new Call Jeff 813-770-9372
NOTICE IS HEREBY monthly meeting on Mon-Microwave/Convection ize and multi-task a MUST. carpet 2 br, 2 ba, shows
GIVEN that Malbec II LLC day, June 9, 2008 at 8:15 Oven, $40; 70" Running Medical/Health Computer and excellent reat $900 m '.ref
the holder of the following a.m., E.T., at the LawOs Boards $35; Truck tool vWphone skills required. A 86h 9333.Ca at 7
Tax Certificate, has filed fices of Rish, Gibson, box, Wheel Barrell, Palm Business Office Medical/Health great and caring work 865-693-3232.
said certificate for a tax Scholz & Groom, PA, 116 Pilot $15. Call 229-8427 Mananer ethic needed to provide Cape Plantation
deed to be issued thereon. Sailor's Cove Drive, Port $15. Call 2298427 Manager A top quality pet caro Cape an
The certificate number and St. Joe, Florida. All who A family oriented, home- LPN/RN/CNA large and small dogs, cats, Cape t P lant
year of issuance, the de- wish may attend and be like, 120-bed skilled nurs- The Bridge at Bay St. Joe and birds. Send resume 6140 112x112 "x" zone. $84K
scription of the property, heard. ing facility in Port St Joe, is a progressive company and salary requirements obo Call850227-5596
and the names in which it If any person decides to Florida is.offering a unique looking for individuals who to: PPS Pe. Box qu obo Call 850-227-5596
was assessed are as fol- appeal any decision made opportunity for a full-time have compassion for the Eastpoint, FL 32328.
lows: with respect to any matter experienced LTC profes- elderly and are ready to
considered at the meeting, sional Business Office take a revolutionary ap- 3 br, 1 ba 1307 Long Ave. City of .
Certificate No. 328 he or she will need a rec- ' Manager to join a revolu- proach to healthcare. Our Unfurn'd. Fenced yard,
Application No. 2008-6 ord of the proceedings, tionary team. Managerial 120-bed long-term care fa- ,- close to town. Immacu- Port St. Joe:
Year of Issuance: 2006 and, for such purpose, he EMPLOYMENT experience, commitment cility has the following po- 4130 lately. $750mo. Long term Home is a must seel Two l '
R.E. No. 03593-001 R or she may need to ensure 4100- Help Wanted to excellence, taking initia- sitions open: Full-time and rental. 770-337-0432 or year old home for sale by -
Description of Property: that a verbatim record of 4130 Employment tive, customer service fo- PRN Certified Nursing As- Cool Travel Job Sum 770-554-5785. owner. 3br, 2ba, approx.
the proceedings is made, Information cus, strong organizational sistants (evenings and mert Job? Travel US-A re --1,200 sq. ft., w/ open floor
Lot Thirteen (13), Block Six which record includes the skills, communication and nights), a full-time LPN resentin Ma yr HipHep 216 7th St. Port St. Joe. 4 plan, attached 1-car gar- AUTOMOTV MARIN
(6), Beacon Hill Subdivi- testimony and evidence problem solving are a (evenings), and a full-time Rock &esen oll ting Fashtion ng br 2 bng large LR & age, on .33 acres. Home is nECR oA
sion, including that parcel upon which the appeal is must. Impeccable billing 3-11 RN Supervisor. Ben- Rock Roll, Fashiontel & kitchen, enclosed porch age, on .33 acres igHom 8100 Antique & Collectibles
of land lying between Lot to be based. 4100 experience with Medicare, efits (based on status) in- port publications Hotel &3car car port, enclosed porch, l borhood w/ friendly neigh- 8110- que & C ollectiblarses
Thirteen (13) and U.S. Bldg const/Skilled Trade Medicaid, private insur- clude options for: Flexible Transportationurnished66-840-3248 back yard, close borhood. friHomeowners are 8120-SportsUtilityVehicles
Highway 98, according to Published: June 5, 2008 ance, A/R, A/P and ad- scheduling, medical/ den- Call Today 1-866-840 schools, ayrd, pars. Lose motivated to borssell. Homeow Asking are 813-Trucks
the Official Plat Thereof on Duct Installer vanced computer skills are tal/ vision insurance, short/ size 50x185. $785/mo w/1 price: $155,000. Address: 8150- Commercial
file in the Office of the GW SERVICES vital. The Bridge at Bay St. long-term disability, life Earn up to $500 Weekly yr lease & 1 mo dep. Call 110 Bridgeport Ln. Please 8160 Motorcycles
Clerk of Circuit Court, Gulf HEATING AI Joe offers a competitive insurance, paid time off, assembling our angel pins 867-3336 call 850-340-0515 or email 8170- Auto Parts I
County, Florida. HEATING & AIR, benefits package including 401(k) plan, uniform allow- in the comfort of your own at pazurekj@yahoo.com & Accessories
SNC medical/ dental/ vision, ance, tuition reim- home. No experience re- for further information. 8210- Boats
Name in which assessed: -Located at 228 Cessna Dr. PTO, 401(k), and bonus bursement, and shift differ- quired. Call 813-944-3351 8220 Personal Watercraft
Mary Ann Harrell in Port St. Joe, is now ac- opportunities. Please con- ential. Please contact Hu- or visit www.angelpin.net 8230 Sailboats
All of said property being cepting applications for tact Human Resources at man Resources at 220 Apalach. 3 br 1 ba house Home 8240 Boat & Marine
in Gulf County, State of the following position: 220i Ninth Street Port St. Ninth Street Port St. Joe, Hom-for rent Cntrl air firepice oite .t acres in 8310Aircraft/Aviation
Florida. Unless such cer- DuctInstaller. Please call Joe, FL 32456 Phone: FL 32456 (850) 229-8244 It's a festyle, not just a W/Dsun deck Whshadyfn itcd e City. 360 Beatty Ave. In 830 ATV/f RoadVehicles
tificate shall be redeemed MERCHANDI 850-2299125 forinterview 850-229-8244 Fax: 850- Fax: (850) 229-1042. Se- job. Travel Work Party- in yard, work shed, ample Saleprice $69,999 obo. In 8330- Campers & Tralers
according to law, the appointment 229- 1042. Serenity Health- renity HealthCARE, LLC is Play. National Co. now hir- yar $800mo frst and quiries call Brenda 85- 8340 Moorhomes
property described in such 310- Appliances WeblD#33991346 CARE, LLC is an Equal an Equal Opportunity ing 18+ Guys & Gals to last $500 sc dep. Call 647-3228
certificate will be sold to 3120 Arts & Crafts Opportunity Employer for Employer for a Drug-Free work & travel entire USA. 2 Brenda 227-5380. ____ ________u- .pTRU
the highest bidder in the 3130 Auctions a Drug-Free Workplace. Workplace. weeks paid training, trans-__
front Lobby of the Gulf 3140 Baby Items WeblD#33993222 WeblD#33993227 portation and lodging fur- 30
County Courthouse, 1000 3150 Building Supplies ------ ---, nished. Returns guaran-
Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., 3160 Business Food Service/Hospitality r. ..A T'.T'. _________nteed. Call Today, Start To-
Port St. Joe, Florida at Equipment 1W A T JJdayl 1(877) 836-5660. K .
11:00 AM, E.D.T, Wednes- 3170 Collectibles Servers, palachicola: 3 br, 2 ba, Sale or Lease
day, the 2nd day of July, 3180 Computers er Pp who Medical/Health unfurn, Refridg, Washer & Dodge Ram'04 1500 SLT
2008. Dated this 30th day 190 -Electronics Bartenders, People who Medical/Health POSTAL & GOV'T JOB uDryer, Dish washer, C/ HA,. Mexico Bch. No smk/pets, D ge Ram '1500 SL
3200-Firewood Cooks,I RINFO FOR SALE? Front porch, nice neigh- 3 b 2 ba MH w/deck 1 0usd Cab Champagne
of May, 2008. 3210- Free Pass t On ks, would like to REGISTERED IN R blk to bch, dishwasher, color w/ silver trim, cloth
3220 Furniture HostessesNURSE$800mo 1st & last. + $500 fridge, W/D, Ch&a. seat, AC, PW/L & mirrors,
REBECCA L. NORRIS 3230-Garage/Yard Sales enjoythemselves ~ Dep.6-12 m lease Ca $295,500 or consider all CD player, am/fm radio,
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT 3240- Guns Dishwashers, yThe Gulf County Health caution Brenda 850-227-5380 seiousoffers. $1000 mo+ V8 engine, 83,500 miles,
COURT 3250 Good Things to Eat Prep Cooks Saturday, June 7 Department has one open- utilities. 803-604-0289 / $14,500. Call (850)
GULF COUNewelry/C FLORIDA othng Clark & Blake Brennan's authentic ing for a full-time OPS You NEVER have to Beautiful 3 to Home 102 803-397-4869 227-8921 day ornigh
BY DonnaL. Ray 3280 Machinery/ School of Fish at Wind Registered Nurse at the pay for information Sunset Cr. with Bayview. 2
DeputyDonnaL.Equipment Mark Beach in PortSt. Joe Mediterranean Port St. Joe branch. Vara- abut fedealor postal car garage w$1250mo for
Deputy Clerk 3290 Medical Equipment Apply in person, Wind ble hours @ $20.00 per jobs If you see a job rent or rent to own.
3300- Miscellaneous Mark Beach, 101 Good Cui .e. i hour. Fingerprinting and "guarantee", contact the 954-8494247. 8140
Publish:6/05/08, 06/12/08, 3310 Musical Instruments Morning St., Suite 103, or Cusie Emergency Duties Re- FTC.
06/19/08, 06/26/08 3320 Plants & Shrubs/ forward resumes to: Flaming Swords quired. Other Personnel e Federal Trade I 7110
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Suppli3330 Restaurant/Hotel ekrepps@royalbrestau- of Shis-Ka-Bob Services, No benefits as Commission
3330 Restaurant/Hotelsigned. After-hours and Commission
3340 Sporting Goods rants.com signed. Afer-hours and is Americas consumer House for Sale
3350 Tickets (Buy & Sell) and Authentic weekendworkrequired protection agency. Home For Rent, 1110 410 5th St. Mexico Be Aerostar XL94
Closing Date: June 19, Garrison Ave., 1765sf of FL, 4 BLOCKS TO BEACH, $1500
REQUEST FOR BIDS Tribal Fusion 2008 For more infora- www.ftc.govjobscams living area, corner lot, 3 br, 2 LOTS 110 x 121.4 x Call 8274258
BID NO. 2008-15 Hospitality/Tourism Belly Dancing. way at (850) 227-1276, ext. 1-877-FTC-HELP 2 ba. Carpeted living 116.28 x 148.84 Beautiful
Sealed bids for City of Port Jenn Ai3 ew, with Hospitality Call 653-800 14.Refer to Requisition room, dining room, family Beach House, 1935 sq.ft.
CallA653-5000 Number 64923114. A public service room, & sun porch. Fire- heated and cooled. House BOATS
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y Stu. Joe Centennial Park glass modules, double Resort Vacation for -. more An and The News Herald CH&A, Kitchen- electric room, 2 baths. Screen ...
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Cecil G. Costin Sr. Blvd., asking $1400. 229-6859. Inc. information and Opportunity/Affirmative Department waher. Waher in reaction room along with all
Port St. Joe, Florida 32456 Agreatoppouniawaits reservatn Aluded. By appt only, call bedroomshave been ce-

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ing the Regular Commis- Bad or No Credita No We are accepting Maglo la Por ist at by adSource not Aft. w/ laundry room & nice yard. dipped so no corrosion will Bennington
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Bids shallbesubmitted in Smallest weekly ments Maintenance on room 16 x 24 with cy-i

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The Central Panhandle Chapter of the American Red
Cross wants everyone to get ready to enjoy all that sum-
mer has to offer. And what would summer be without dips
in the pool and trips to the water park. For all the fun
water can be this summer, It can be dangerous if you don't
know how to swim and swim well.
Learning to swim is easy. Let a Red Cross trained
swimming instructor show you how every member of your
family can be safe in and around the water. Not only is
swimming a good way to have fun during the summer, it's
also great exercise and a simple way to stay in shape.
Red Cross swim lessons are getting underway.
Enrollment is easy and most classes are centrally locat-
ed.
Find out how much fun swimming can be sign up
this location:
Location: Wewahitchka 561 S. 4th Street (home of
Carrie Davis)
Date: June 3-13, 2008
Time: 9:00. 9:45, 10:45, and 11:45
Cost: $35.00 (subsidized by Gulf County 4H Club)
Contact: Debbie Elia at Gulf County 4H 639-3200 to
register
Location: Port St. Joe St. Joseph Bay Country Club
700 County Club Road
Date: June 17-27, 2008
Time: 10:00, 11:00, and 12:00
Cost: $45.00
Contact: Mary Baird at 227-1757 to register
(www,stjoebaygolf.com)
For more information on Red Cross swim courses
and other training, contact the Central Panhandle Chapter
at 850-763-6587.



A Special Day for the Mom-

To-Be Presented by Bay,

Franklin, Gulf Healthy Start
If you are having a baby, you are invited to attend
a "Pampered Pregnant Woman's Spa Day", where you
will have an opportunity to be pampered with FREE
Manicures, Hair Cuts, Facials, Door Prizes, and much,
much, more! Along with these services you will receive
information about your pregnancy and resources avail-
able in the community!
Date: June 25th 2008
Time: 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. EST
Place: The Centennial Building
2201 Centennial Drive
Port St. Joe, FL 32456
By Appointment Only!
Space is limited please RSVP by calling
1-800-895-9506
Or
E-mail: Janeenhs@comcast.net
By: 6/20/08


Gulf Coast Electric
Cooperative is proud to
announce the addition of
Jimmy Black to its Board
of Trustees.
Black is the new Trustee
in the Board's District III,
Group 2 seat. Black is a
resident of the Youngstown ,
area. ',
Black holds a Bachelor U
of Science degree in health -
and physical education immy Black
from Texas A&M University
and a Master of Arts degree
in public administration from Golden Gate University. He
retired as a Major with the U. S. Air Force in 1994 and has
been teaching in Bay District Schools since that time.
Black has a wife of 26 years, Lorle, and three chil-
dren: Bryan, 23; Renae, 21; and Tyler, 19. In his spare
time, he enjoys sports, namely umpiring baseball and
softball games. He attends Hiland Park Baptist Church.
"I look forward to serving the constituents of Gulf
Coast Electric Cooperative In the ever-changing environ-
ment and providing a positive influence in these stressful
times," Black said.
Gulf Coast Electric Cooperative is part of the
Touchstone Energy national alliance of local, consum-
er-owned electric cooperatives providing high standards
of service to customers large and small. GCEC serves
approximately 20,500 consumers in Bay, Calhoun, Gulf,
Jackson, Walton and Washington counties and in the
municipalities of Wewahitchka, Ebro, White City, Fountain,
Lynn Haven and Southport.

WIG/CAC Grants Awarded


The WIG/CAC Board
of Directors awarded 10
grants to non-profit orga-
nizations in the North Port
St. Joe community. A total
of $10,000.00 was awarded
at their April 9th meeting at
the WIG/CAC center. The
organization received 17'
grant applications, a record
for a grant cycle according
to President of the board,
Mr. Damon McNair. The
$1,000 grant recipients
were:
George Washington
Elementary / High School
Alumni Members
Korner Stop N Go Jump
Start Breakfast Program
New Bethel Baptist
New Life Christian
Center (Cultural and Civil
Rights)
New Life Christian
Center (AAU Summer track
and field)
Philadelphia Primitive
Baptist Church
Port St. Joe Church of
God in Christ (Men to Boys


Extravaganza)
Port St. Joe Church of
God in Christ (Fall Festival)
R.A. Driesbach, Sr.
Lodge #77 Knights of
Pythias
Youth In Action
The grants will be
mailed after the WIG
meeting on Monday, May
5th. Attending the April
9th meeting was Reverend
Edward King of the Jessie
Ball duPont Foundation and
Ms. Lynn Huntley the new-
est member of the founda-
tion. Also in attendance
was County Commissioner
Nathan Peters, Joy Watkins
and Jovita Stiles of the
Community Foundation of
North Florida, and Dr. Fred
Seamon of Management of
America from Tallahassee.
The WIG/CAC Board


Jam Tour
Young. Artists. Maintaining. Spirituality. (YAMS) pres-
ents at Benefit Concert 4 Troy White Saturday, June 7,
2008 6 p.m. @ Washington Recreation Center, 407 Kenny
St. Port St. Joe, FL 32456.
Featuring the Yams Fam:
Big Walker, Shari, Shevy, L.C., Soul Expressions Mime
Ministry, Tilesha, Bruh Mike, Anointed Expressions Mime
Ministry, and GGD God's Gifted Disciple & B.Daverse
FM.I. (850) 227-4586




Vacation Bible



School
Welcome to God's Big Backyard. Get ready for an out-
door adventure that starts in your own backyard and gets
bigger each day as kids take the love of Jesus into' their
neighborhoods and communities! This backyard adven-
ture will take place daily at the First United Methodist
Church.
Each day begins at Backyard Bash with large-group
music, a skit, and fun, where kids will be introduced 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 completing the "It's Your Serve"
service challenges; 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 servants 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 squir-
rel), are waiting for some backyard crews to join them in
serving and having a blast!
Sign'up at our pre-registration event.
Date: June 9-13
Place; First United Methodist Church, 1001
Constitution Drive, Port St. Joe
Time: 9-12 p.m.
Contact: 227-1724 or visit vacationbibleschool.com/
fumcpsj
Come join the fun in God's Big Backyard!


GULF ALLIANCE FOR LOCAL ARTS,
in partnership with the

City of Port St. Joe &

the City of Apalachicola, present:


SUMMER


ARTS 2008

Free for youth ages 8 and up!
; '"Tuesdays and Thursdays,
June and July
2 locations:
Apalachicola Cotton Exchange
9 am to 12 noon
Port St Joe Centennial Building


1 pm to 4 pm

Wk 5 (July 8,10)
Acrylic Paint:
different projects TBA
Wk 6 (July 15, 17)
Drawing and Anime:
different projects TBA
Wk 7 (July 22, 24)
Sculpey Clay:
different projects TBA
Wk 8 (July29, 31)
Watercolor:
different projects TBA


All supplies provided. Classes are free for all youth ages 8 and up. Register early


to reserve your spot for any or all 8 weeks. Mini-
mum number of participants must be met. Weeks 5
through 8 are the same media, but different projects.
Questions about the program? Contact the In-
structor, Heather Parker at 850-249-9295 or


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painterparker@yahoo.com A.
To register, contact Gulf Alliance for Local Arts
Director, Kim Harrison at 850.227.4960 or kim@kimharrison.com


Sponsored in part by the State of
Florida, Department of State, Division
\ of Cultural Affairs, the .
. Florida Arts Council, and .T o tL
. the National Endowment FORTHr.EsT
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Wk 1 (June 10, 12)
Acrylic Paint:
Pop art, and Cool Still Life
Wk 2 (June 17, 19)
Drawing and Anime:
Cartooning, illustration,
and anime
Wk 3 (June 24, 26)
Sculpey Clay:
Birds, Decorative Dish,
Beading, and pens
Wk 4 (July 1, 3)
Watercolor:
Undersea Fish, Nature Blocks,
Beach Scene


Serving Gulf County and surrounding areas for 70 years


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