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70th Year, Number 35 Port St. Joe, FL 2 Sections 22 Pages


June 19, 2008


County Advocates Four-Day Workweek


By Marie Logan
Star Staff Writer

Gulf County officials have
decided shorter is better.
In a special meeting Monday,
Gulf County commissioners
voted 4-1 (Commissioner Nathan
Peters dissenting) to institute a
four-day county work week for
most county employees as soon
as possible, excluding, for now,
the county court system.
Don Butler, Gulf County
administrator, presented his
reasoning for recommending
the shortened work week, citing
examples of neighboring counties
that have implemented a blended
system of four or five work days
per week, depending on the
county department.
The primary reason for
switching to a four-day week,
according to Butler, was an effort
by counties to "assist employees
when salary increases are
unavailable."
He also said the county will
see savings in fuel and utilities,
plus other areas.
He pointed out to the board,
however, that the four-day system
will not work for all employees,
such as law enforcement officers
and emergency medical services
employees.
Butler received the board's
permission to talk to the county
judges and see if the county court
system would be willing to move
to four days a week. If the court
system agrees, the county could
see savings "across the board for
both employees and the county,"
Butler said.
Peters, who voted against
the motion to proceed with the
switch, said he was against the
entire idea. County employees
should work eight hours a day,
five days a week, Peters said.
Commissioner Bill Williams
asked if the move would cause
problems with the unions, and if
the action would free up money


for raises in departments like the
Sheriff's Office. That office has
gone without raises the past two
years.
Denise Manuel, risk
management and human
resources director for the county,
told the board that there would
be no union problems with the
move, since the union contract
already covered that contingency.
Butler told Williams that the
move would cut employees' costs,
but not provide money for raises.
Williams also argued
that the board must control
complimentary Compp) and


overtime if the county switched
to the shorter week, allowing
"absolutely zero comp and
overtime unless it's an emergency
issue," he said. He seconded the
motion to proceed with the switch
with the addition of that caveat. ,
Commissioner Carmen'
McLemore suggested the county
try the systern for one year,
returning to the five-day work
week if the shorter week proved
unworkable.
Alternative Revenues
The board also voted on
several alternative methods of
revenue that had been suggested


in earlier meetings.
They passed 5-0 an
occupational license tax on
county businesses. Peters pushed
the vote, saying that the city of
Port St. Joe had just instituted
one, as well.
The board passed
4-1 (Williams voting no) a
communication service tax, but
failed 3-2 to pass an MSBU/
MSTU on the county landfill and
waste management.
Commissioners Billy Traylor
and McLemore voted yes to the

(See COUNTY on Page 3A)


Debbie Hooper snapped this picture of a Sambar deer mother during a recent trek on St. Vincent Na-
tional Wildlife Refuge. Hooper had inadvertently appeared a tad too close to the mother's nearby baby and
through sound and a stomp or two conveyed to Hooper that maybe she should be on her way. Hooper and the
deer both emerged from the momentary tension unscathed.
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Passing the Torch at WHS


By Despina Williams
Star Staff Writer

As his third year as
Wewahitchka High School
principal came to a close, Larry
White wrestled with a tough
decision.
Would he remain for another
three to five years as he'd initially
planned, or would he retire to
spend more time with grandsons,
Palmer, 15 months, and Parker,
six weeks?
In the end, the grandkids
won.
Now in his remaining two
weeks at Wewahitchka High
School, White prepares to hand
over the reins to former assistant
principal Debbie Baxley.
The colleagues sat down
with The Star last Thursday to
discuss the transition, as well as
the challenges Wewahitchka High
School will face in the coming
year.

New Principal,
Familiar Face

White arrived at Wewahitchka
High School with an impressive
resume.
He had served as
superintendent in Commerce,
Ga. from 1997-2005, and prior
to that, had been a teacher, coach


and principal at the elementary,
middle and high school levels.
White said he enjoyed his
time at Wewahitchka High School
and his interactions with the
student population.
"My favorite level has always
been the high school," said White.
"I love this age group of kids.
There are some good people
here."
White praised his successor,
calling Baxley a. "very caring
person" and excellent choice for
principal.
"Debbie is smarter than I am,
so she'll do a much better job,"
he said.
Baxley, who formerly taught
at Wewahitchka Elementary
School for 30 years, joined the
Wewahitchka High School faculty
in May 2007.
She performed a variety of
duties as assistant principal,
including discipline, bus
duty, scheduling and textbook
inventory, and also served as
a mentor to the school's new
teachers.
Baxley described her
transition from elementary to
high school as boih rewarding
and challenging.
"There's such a difference
between elementary and high
school. You don't really know
until you get here the magnitude


of the difference."
Baxley, a Wewahitchka native,
taught most of the current high
school crop whep they were wee
lads and lassies.
"I've had them all, know them


all their parents, grandparents,
aunts, uncles. They know me and
I know them," said Baxley.
State-mandated budget cuts


(See WHS on Page 9A)


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Former assistant principal Debbie Baxley (left) will assume the
position of principal following the retirement of Larry White, (right). Baxley
previously taught at Wewahitchka Elementary School for 30 years.


Election


Qualifying


Begins

By Tim Croft
Star News Editor

Qualifying for elections to
county office as well as two We-
wahitchka city seats started on
Monday and will continue through
noon on Friday.
Candidates have until that
deadline to file the appropriate
paperwork, qualifying by petition
or by paying the qualifying fee,
whieh is based on the salary that
comes with the office.
As of press time, at least three
county Constitutional officers ap-
pear headed back into office with-
out opposition: Clerk of the Circuit
Court Becky Norris, Tax Collector
Shirley Jenkins and Supervisor of
Elections Linda Griffin.
At press time, the two Wewa-
hitchka city incumbents Ralph
Fisher in Group 2 and Phillip
Gaskin in Group 1 had'drawn
no opposition.
At press time on Tuesday,
Gaskin had yet to file his paper-
work though he is expected to
seek re-election while Fisher had
officially qualified.
Further, Jim Townsend was
the lone candidate for county Har-
bor Master.
Two School Board members,
Linda Wood in District 3 and Billy
Quinn in District 4, would have no
opposition for the Aug. 26 prima-
ry unless candidates emerge later
in the week.
And County Judge Fred Wit-
ten would also be returned to of-
fice without opposition unless a
late qualifier emerges.
The remaining county races.
shaped up this way as of press
time, but were subject to change
before the noon Friday deadline:
(See ELECTION on Page 3A)


Mexico


Beach Clears


Up Set-Backs,

RV Use

, By Marie Logan
Star Staff Writer

At the June 10 Mexico Beach
city council meeting, council
members considered ordinances
covering city funds, campers, set-
back requirements and political
signs.
Three ordinances were read
for the first time: one segregat-
ing the Gulf Breeze loan funds;
a second regulating occupancy of
campers, trailers and recreational
vehicles (RVs) inside the city; and
a third dealing with setbacks on
certain buildings.
The first ordinance required
funds for the Gulf Breeze loan
balloon payment to be segregated
from all other city funds.
According to Chris Hubbard,
Mexico Beach city administrator,
this will lock in the funds even if a
new city council and city adminis-
trator takes office.
The money needed'to repay
the loan will be segregated in a
separate bank account, Hubbard
said, thereby assuring that the
(See MEXICO BEACH on Page 9A)


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By Marie Logan
Star Staff Writer

The crowd was large
and the thanks extensive
as Benny Roberts and
David Horton retired
from the Port St. Joe
city commission Tuesday
night.
A retirement recep-
tion before the regular
commission meeting was
packed with well-wishers
and family as Roberts
and Horton traded sto-
ries and talked about
fishing.
At the beginning of
the commission meet-
ing, Horton, who served
a decade on the board,


thanked the town for its
years of support, saying
it had been "a pleasure
and an honor" to serve
'as a commissioner.
During the reception
he said he was planning
on spending his newly-
freed time on "more fish-
ing."
Roberts told the
audience that naming
the Tenth Street Sports
Complex in Port St. Joe
in his honor last year
was the highlight of his
life, except for marrying
Mrs. Roberts.
Roberts, who served
as a city commissioner
almost 30 years, said he
could now go and spend
time with his five grand-
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children and fish.
"I can stay 'til they
run me off because now
I don't have any meetings
to get back to," he said.
He also thanked his
wife of 52 years, Ann.
"She's answered the
phone for 30 years,"
Roberts told the crowd.
"She said she felt she'd
done her part. I couldn't
have made it without
her."
. After bidding Horton
and Roberts well in the
next phase of their lives,
it was time for County
Judge Fred Witten to do
the honors of swearing in
their replacements.
Rex Buzzett and John
Reeves took their plac-
es in the Group 4 and
Group 3 seats, respec-
tively, after the swearing-
in ceremony.
Once underway, busi-


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John Reeves (left) and Rex Buzzett (middle) are sworn in by County Judge Fred Witten.


ness conducted at the lic workshop Wednesday,
meeting: June 25 at 5:30 p.m. at
There will be a pub- city hall to allow the pub-


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Marie Logan/The Star


lic to discuss the city's
new trash ordinance
with the city commis-
sion. The public is urged
to attend.
According to city
administrator Charlie
Weston, copies of the
ordinance summary are
available on the first
floor of'city hall.
Tom Graney, cur-
rent director of the
Gulf County Economic
Development Council
(EDC) requested $10,000
from the city as part of an
emergency fund to, carry
the newly-revised EDC to
the end of the fiscal year
(September 30).
The EDC recently
made the same request
of the county and
Wewahitchka.
After Graney
explained the public-
private partnership that
he presented several
weeks ago to the county
commission, city mayor
Mel Magidson requested
an outline of how the
money was to be spent
and asked Graney for
another presentation
at the next commission
meeting.
Matt Fleck, rep-
resenting The St. Joe
Company, announced
that Sacred Heart
Hospital and St. Joe had
closed Monday on the
hospital land transaction
and the building pad was
complete. Bo Creel, the
city's building official,
had approved the hos-
pital plans, and Sacred
Heart "was now able to
start pouring concrete."
"We're finally there,"
Fleck told the commis-
sion, adding that at the
next commission meet-
ing he would be able to
bring commissioners a
target opening date for
the new hospital.
Gail Alsobrook,
director of the Port
St. Joe Downtown


Redevelopment Agency
(DRA), announced that
improvements would
begin along Williams
Avenue on July 7, and
that she would visit all the
businesses on Williams
to let them know what to
expect.
At Alsobrook's
request, the commission
approved Patrick Jones
as the permanent direc-
tor of the DRA and took
Jack Kerigan's nomina-
tion under consideration
for provisional director.
Alsobiook also
reported that Troy White,
the previous DRA board
director, was back on
the board and recovering
nicely after a severe car
accident a few months
ago.
Weston presented a
concept drawing of a pro-
posed layout for the city
hall parking lot, which
is a vacant field beside
city hall. at the corner of
Reid Avenue and Cecil G.
Costin Boulevard.
Weston asked com-
missioners to look at
the concept, which he
said would be partially
funded by the city's road
bond, and be prepared
to discuss the concept
at the next commission
meeting.
Buzzett emphasized
that the city .needed to
have mixed use zoning
on Reid and Williams
Avenues, referencing the
discussion of the topic
from the last commis-
sion meeting.
He asked the board
to "put the necessary
steps in motion to make
it a reality."
Magidson replied
that the zoning change
was "in the works," that
the city was in the pro-
cess of finalizing its land
development regulations
(LDR).
The'LDR will then be
sent to the Department
of Community Affairs
(DCA) for approval, and
then the city will ask for
an amendment to change
thp downtown zoning
to mixed use, Magidson
told Buzzett
The mixed use zon-
ing designation will
allow retail shops on the
ground floor of down-
town buildings, with res-
idential space above the
stores.
Mixed use zoning was
recently approved for
the planned unit devel-
opment of Marina Cove
between Baltzell Avenue
and the city marina.
Magidson said the
timeframe for changing
the zoning would prob-
ably be the end of August
for LDR approval, and
probably not until
October for final action.


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motion after a lengthy
board discussion on how
to pay for the landfill,
pay its operational costs,
pay for the approximately
$60,000 study necessary
to implement the MSBU,
how to enforce trash and
other dumping, and how to
remain in compliance with
the county comprehensive
plan involving the landfill
and future operation.
McLemore suggested
the board consider
outsourcing many of the
county programs, giving
Butler the authority to look
at options. Peters opposed
the suggestion, citing how
the board's same action last
year panicked employees.


The motion to
allow Butler to look at
outsourcing passed 3-2
(Peters and Commissioner
Jerry Barnes voting no.).
McLemore also made a
motion that the county look
at getting smaller, more gas
efficient vehicles in as many
cases as possible, and
allowing a fleet management
company to analyze the
county's vehicles.
The motion passed
5-0, to authorize Butler to
handle the consideration.
The board did not,
however, elect to institute
the remaining four pennies
on a fuel surcharge.
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In another action
discussed at length at the
meeting, county attorney
Tim McFarland said, at the
present, Gulf County is not
in the Florida high velocity
hurricane zone, but that
did not affect the county's
140 mile-per-hour building
code.
An earlier request from
McLemore to move the
wind zone line in the north
end of the county to put the
north end in the 130 mile-
per-hour instead of the 140
mile- per-hour zone raised
the question of affecting the
county's ISO, or insurance,
rating.
The lower wind rating
would allow builders in that
zone to use smaller wall
studs and less insulation,
which would change the
ISO, according to
Lee Collinsworth,
the county's
building inspector.
Collinsworth told
the board if the ISO
ng changed, it would
affect everyone" in
the county.
Representative
of Taunton Truss
in Honeyville also
wanted permission
to substitute OSB
s material for CDX
plywood sheets
for roof sheathing
on houses he was
under contract to
build.
Collinsworth
argued that Gulf
County had not
allowed OSB to be
used in construction
since 2001, when
the county adopted
its more stringent
building codes.
Collinsworth also
argued against
lowering building
codes to allow
smaller wall studs
and less insulation.
Taunton's


representative said he
should be allowed to use
OSB to help in his process
of building affordable
housing, and it should be
the client's decision. He told
the board that Gulf County
was the only other county in
the nation, besides Miami-
Dade County, that did not
allow OSB on roofs.
Another member


of the Gulf County
building department then
distributed pieces of OSB
roofing to board members
that had just been, he said,
removed from a one-year
old roof that had gotten
wet.
The pieces crumbled
as commissioners handled
them.
The board then voted


4-1 (McLemore voting no)
to uphold Collinsworth's
recommendations to
continue requiring the
higher grade materials
through an ordinance, then
send their ordinance to
the state for its approval
after the ordinance was
adopted.


Election -- From Page 1A


County Commission,
District 1
Incumbent Carmen
McLemore, completing his
second four-year term, is
seeking re-election and will
face Greg Bozeman.
McLemore is a Demo-
crat and Bozeman a Repub-
lican so they will not face
off until the Nov. 4 general
election.
County Commission,
District 3
Bill Williams, complet-
ing his first term, will seek
re-election against Bo Wil-
liams, who lost to Bill Wil-
liams by a slim margin four
years ago.
John Grantland, cur-
rently the Supervisor of
Public Works for the City
of Port St. Joe, is also in
the race and will actually
be first up against Bill Wil-
liams in the Republican
primary on Aug. 26.
The winner will face Bo
Williams, a Democrat, in
the general election in No-
vember.
County Commission,
District 5
There is no incumbent
in this race as current com-
missioner Jerry Barnes
has decided not to seek re-
election after two terms.
This is another race
that will not be decided un-
til November, unless some-
thing changes in the final


days of qualifying.
Barbara Radcliff, a
Democrat, will face former
commissioner Warren Yea-
ger, a Republican, in the
general election unless ei-
ther candidate draws a pri-
mary opponent.
Property Appraiser
Long-time Property
Appraiser Kesley Colbert
will be challenged again, as
he was four years ago, by
James E. Rish.
Since both candidates
are registered as Demo-
crats, this race, as with
four years ago, will be de-
cided during the primary
on Aug. 26.
Gulf County Sheriff
If political signs and
advertising is any gauge,
the final two races on this
list may draw the most at-
tention and there is still
time for additional candi-
dates to emerge.
For this race, Sheriff
Joe Nugent, a long-time law
enforcement officer in the
county who was appointed
last year by Gov. Charlie
Crist to serve as sheriff, will
face Robert Miller, a former
officer with the Florida Fish
and Wildlife Conservation
Commission, in the Demo-
cratic primary on Aug. 26.
The winner of that race
will vie for the office with
Mike Harrison, a Repub-
lican who will be stepping


down as a high-ranking
deputy with the GCSO to
run for the top post.
Superintendent of
Schools
This is another race
that will be over by the last
Tuesday in August.
Jay Bidwell, the presi-
dent of the union that rep-
resents the district's teach-
ers and non-instructional
personnel, is challenging
Tim Wilder, a first-term in-
cumbent.
As both are registered
as Democrats, they will face
off Aug. 26.
Elections Assistance in.
Wewahitchka
Supervisor or Elec-
tions Linda Griffin has
established a weekly pres"
ence for her office in Wewa-
hitchka.
Through Aug. 4, a
member of Griffin's staff
will be at the Wewahitchka
Public Library from 1-4
p.m. CT each Monday.
Folks can register to
vote, request and fill out
an application to vote by
absentee ballot and change
any pertinent information
on the voter's registration
during that time.
Candidates for office
can also drop off informa-
tion for Griffin's office.
For more information
contact Griffin's office at
229-6117.


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The consideration by the Board of County
Commissioners on a shorter work week is enlight-
ening upon close inspection.
On its surface, the proposal seems a no-brain-
er. Going to four day workweeks will save money,
officials say, particularly at a time of ever-spiking
costs of doing business.
Commissioners can appear to be trying to
hold the reins on spending and attempting to keep
people in jobs.
Several area counties have done the same thing
with select departments, others going across the
board to four-day workweeks.
But where really are the savings? And how does
such a move serve the public?
Employees would work four 10-hour days
instead of five eight-hour days, so hours and salary
and benefits, the largest component of most bud-
gets, public or private, will remain the same.
The guess is that fuel consumption, a spiking
fixed cost, during those newly-configured 40 hours
wouldn't be much different than current usage, so
not much savings there.
And buildings have to be maintained, the cost
of upkeep and utilities isn't going to be significantly
impacted. Is it really that much cheaper on the
weekends than weekdays, for example, to maintain
the courthouse?
So where exactly is the evidence of those sav-
ings? How is the shuttering of many offices once a
week going to serve the public?
Or is this another example of election-year
stump speak or, worse, knee-jerk reaction to the
changing fiscal environment?
When one of the best things to come out of a
four-day workweek, as a Walton County official
explained to a television station the other day, is
that employees get more family time, left unspoken
with that spin is that taxpayers are providing the
perk, one most of those in the private sector do
not enjoy.
The number that matters here isn't four.
The county's ad valorem tax spending is more
than double or roughly 140 percent what it was
eight years ago.
The workforce under the BCC umbrella has
almost tripled an increase of roughly 150 percent
- during roughly the same period.
Those are the numbers the county commis-
sioners should be addressing, the product strictly
of patronage politics or governance by jerk of knee
or both.
A style of operations that was dandy while the
real estate market was higher than the International
Space Station and those back-door tax increases
poured in.
Even after two years of tough times surrounding
them, commissioners have only symbolically and by
state mandate taken a stab at reducing taxes, while
small businesses, folks on fixed incomes, newcom-
ers to the area, young households, bleed.
And those state mandates include loopholes
large enough to drive any kind of tax increase


through, provided the votes among commissioners
are there.
And so the discussion of workweeks is nothing
more than another band-aid another example of
commissioners' unwillingness to address spending
out of whack with services and a workforce larded
with fat.
Combine that with a lack of true accountability
and we have the current state of the county.
Commissioners have created the Incredible
Hulk and now seem unsure or unable to genuinely
downsize.
Commissioners, however, seem determined to
trot out any measure, consider any proposal that
will allow them to ignore this critical reality and its
impact on taxes and the local economy.
It's what's-in-it-for-me governing, the election
calendar always in mind.
With the crafting of the 2008-09 budget at hand
- didn't those special budget meetings peter out
quickly, as if commissioners wish to stay under the
covers as long as possible commissioners must
come to some basic realities.
More than ever, taxpayers deserve to hold on to
every possible penny as the gas pump explodes and
food and other commodity prices spike.
Four of the commissioners, the most vet-
eran, have overseen the greatest expanse in county
spending and the workforce in history.
The current five have extended and added to
the county's long-term debt.
They have added to the sales tax structure, at
times without limits on how and over what period
of time the money would be collected and spent.
Grant dollars taxes by another name have
been used to build what at last count were some
two-dozen really swell parks, strictly a luxury.
This short-sighted governance is an anchor on
taxpayers and the local economy. Drive around -
the evidence abounds.
Commissioners have to make hard choices.
Take ownership of recent history and serve the
public for a change of pace.
With the population relatively stagnant since
2000, and allowing for 5 percent growth in tax col-
lections since 2001, property tax collections for the
coming year should be $8-$9 million, not in the
neighborhood of the current $12 million.
The candidate for commissioner this year who
pledges to reduce the tax burden to that level, to
get the county more out of people's pockets, to bal-
ance a ledger that devotes more resources to main-
taining "things" than protecting "people" and their
rights, that is a candidate deserving support.
They say acknowledging a problem is the first
step toward solving it.
And commissioners have long been drunk on
spending other people's money to the detriment of
the economic health of the county.
Four day workweeks won't change that one
whit.


KEYBOARD KLRLLERING




FCAT Facts


June surely must be
one of the worst months
of the year for the public
schools.
It certainly seems the
tensest.
After
spending
too much
of the
school
year
ad her -
ing to the





Tim account-
ability in
Croft pub 1 ic
Times News schools,
Editor concen-
trating on
a single test while wrangling
with nerves and ensuring
children are in seats, June
is the time of anxious antic-
ipation.
Like waiting in the den-
tist's office and hearing that
dadgum drill in the back-
ground.
What seems to be mak-
ing this year even more
nerve-wracking is the way
the state is putting out
results in dribs and drabs.
There has always
been an interminable wait
between students taking
the Florida Comprehensive
Assessment Test and the
arrival of scores and school
grades, on which so much -
money, labels, perception,
self-esteem rides.
But this year, with test-
ing occurring later in the
school year, everything has
been pushed back and the
state is releasing scores in
a fashion similar to how
Jackson Pollock painted -
plenty of dots but abstract
images.
This is what we know
so far about how Gulf
County Schools are doing.
Writing scores were in
general positive and the
release last week of district
average scores in reading,
math and science show
that generally speaking the


school district is showing
improvements and testing
well, on average, compared
to the rest of the state.
In fact, the district
ranks among the best in the
state in reading improve-
ments in grades 3-10.
And though only guess-
es at this point, since the
information is being dis-
seminated to districts in
such a disjointed manner,
it appears as if individual
school grades will track
higher this year, with an
honor roll designation pos-
sible for the district as a
whole.
The problem, of course,
is that school is already out
for the year and this round
of FCAT, the district, by
virtue of budget constraints
and planning purposes, is
already looking ahead to
next year.
Without knowing how
the district stands at least
in the state's eyes, since it
matters for this year.
Given those dynamics
it is a wonder more admin-
istrators don't leap from
a precipice while in the
Department of Education's
waiting room each June.
But this is really just
the capper on a most flawed
system of accountability
that has been twisted more
than a rubber band since
first implemented a decade
or so ago.
Accountability is a fine
thing, something every indi-
vidual, business or govern-
ment entity should be held
to in its own way.
And by all the num-
bers, the improvements in
reading and math skills
among some of the children
who were literally being
left behind long before
President George W. Bush
entered office are a reality.
The FCAT has pro-
duced some positive ele-
ments, no question.
The problem, one that
out-going Wewahitchka
High School principal Larry
White brushes on in anoth-

(See KLATTERING on Page SA)


Miss Mary Ann's Scientific Flaw


When I was growing up you
did whatever an adult instructed
you to do. Without question! This
extended way beyond your mom
and dad. If Mr. Clericuzio told us
to stand on the corner and wait
for our parents to pick us up after
the picture show, we stood right on
the corner and waited. We didn't
wander across the street and play
in the park. We didn't amble down
to John Motheral's Drugstore and
peer in the window. We didn't step
out onto Cedar Avenue and get
run over by an overloaded pro-
duce truck. We did exactly what
he said.
I've heard people describe the
1950's as the innocent years; the
golden decade; the rock and roll
era; happy days... I don't know
about that. I remember mostly
we played ball, went to school,
worried about the Russians and
obeyed any adult that happened to
be standing around.
If this "do as you are told"
wasn't bred in us, it was cer-
tainly programmed into our little
heads. As we were moving toward
the back door to go down to Mr.
Brooks' house to help him gather
in some cotton or pick a mess
of greens Mother or Dad would
automatically say, "Ya'll mind Mr.
Brooks".
We understood it wasn't a


casual remark or an off
handed statement because
they couldn't think of any-
thing more intelligent to
say. It was a command
from on high! And one
which, if we disobeyed in
any form, shape or fashion
there would be no media-
tion, no counselors called
in, no child psychologist
consultations, no books on
child rearing referred to
and no excuses accepted.
They would whip our little hind
ends till their arms gave out!
Don't seem nothing too "happy
days" about that to me.
We learned to live with it. And
it wasn't as tough as you might
imagine. It was so universal we
really didn't think nothing of it. If
we were cooling off with the water
hose in Ricky Hale's back yard
and Mr. Arvie yelled, "You boys are
wasting water", didn't nobody yell
back, "Well, it's hot out here." Or
"We're just young men enjoying a
respite from the summer heat." Or
"We might be scarred for life if our
fun is so harshly cut off in such an
abrupt manner." Listen, we like to
have broken our necks getting that
water hose turned off! If you think
Mr. Arvie would have just whipped
Ricky and left the rest of us alone
then you don't know didley about


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the 1950's!
All of this "mind every adult" sch(
thing went double at school. It
was like every teacher had spe- ning
cial knowledge and powers far "I'm
above that of normal people. We wat(
were going there to learn and, as
our parents admonished at every way
opportunity, we'd better be pay- real
ing attention to everything Miss sucl
Carolyn or Miss Booth or whoever
it happened to be said
I could say "yes ma'am" and silel
"thank you, ma'am" and "oh yes, I at n
understand" so fast it would make one.
you head swim. It never crossed And
my mind to question a teacher. I sho1
spent these formative years obey-
ing and agreeing and going along han
with whatever I was told. I was a shock
product of the 50's and just proud
to be shuffling along.. uh..
Until about three weeks into can
my six grade year! We came in from cold


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recess and I had spent most
of it chasing Vicki Fields
and Bobby Brewer, Pamn
Collins and Jimmy Carter.
We had raced, ripped and
roared for twenty minutes!
The August heat had not
| yet given away to the com-
ing of fall. Our hair was
plastered to our foreheads.
Sweat streaked down our
faces. We had no idea in
those "innocent years" that
you could air condition a
1ol building.
"Miss Mary Ann," Pam was fan-
herself with a Weekly Reader,
about to die. May I get some
r?"
"You know class, the fastest
to cool off when you get really,
ly hot is to drink a hot drink
h as coffee or hot chocolate."
"That can't be true!"
The whole class went dead
it and everyone turned to stare
ne. I was as surprised as any-
I couldn't believe I said that.
I certainly didn't mean to
ut!
"Kesley, you didn't raise your
d." Miss Mary Ann was as
:ked as I was.
"Uh.well.I'm sorry..I mean..
there is no way a hot drink
cool you down as fast as an ice
one."


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The spoken word is given scant attention; the printed
word is thoughtfully weighed. The spoken word barely
asserts; the printed word thoroughly convinces.
The spoken word is lost; the printed word remains.


"Oh yes, it has been clinically
proven." She launched into a long
explanation about the hot drink
causing your system to "cool itself"
by creating more sweat which
would evaporate at a rate that
would cool your-
"Miss Mary Ann, that just ain't
possible!" I was doing a little think-
ing of my own here. I didn't need a
report or a scientific finding on this
one. I had been hot before. I knew
the answer. "When I'm burning
on fire hot, nothing tastes better
or cools me off faster than a cold
drink. And the colder the better!
Them Pepsi's down at Woodrow
Kennon's Store will work. But
the best cooling off thing is them
drinks Mr. Reynolds keeps down
at the ice house. He drops'em in
the washtub with the watermelons
he's icing down. I'm telling you,
they are freezing cold! And they
will cool you off in a heartbeat!
And they will do it seven ways from
Sunday faster than any hot drink!"
I wanted to add that only an idiot
could possibly think a hot drink
could do you more good than a
cold drink when the temperature
soared up near a hundred! But I
figured I was already in enough
trouble.
She didn't whip me. But she
was going to collect her scientific
data and "prove it to me".
"It won't do no good." I heard
the whole class gasp. "I don't need
a book or a study to tell me what
will cool you off the best when you
are hot!"
All the kids were marveling
at me after school. They thought
I was brave..and crazy. And they
were pleased that I hadn't been
punished for standing up to Miss
Mary Ann.
Course, I hadn't gotten home
yet....

Respectfully,


Counting the Days


HUNKER DOWlN


WITH KES

Kesley Colbert
Contributing Writer


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Boyd Supports Restoration Of




Amtrak Service In North Florida

Legislation would seek to restore passenger rail service between New Orleans, Louisiana, and Sanford, Florida


Congressman Allen
Boyd (D-North Florida)






Solution to the Editor
Solution to Bears in the Ordinance


In regards to the bear
problems in the Cape to
Indian Pass area the solu-
tion was presented three
years ago. At a commis-
sioners' meeting of July
12, 2005 an ordinance was
enacted called, "The Gulf
County Garbage Receptacle
Roll Back Ordinance."
This ordinance affects
all of C-30 from U.S. 98 in
Gulf County to the Franklin
County line.
The ordinance states all
garbage receptacles may be
placed on the right of way
for collection no sooner than
6 p.m. the day before collec-
tion and shall be removed
no later than 8 p.m. on the
day of collection.
The first violatioh is
subject to a $25 FINE, the
second violation a $100 fine
and the third a $250 fine. I
travel this area frequently


as it is my home neighbor-
hood. There must be a lot of
people paying $250 because
on any day of the week, and
I say any day, one can easily
county well over 100"recep-
tacles on the right of way.
Many of these recep-
tacles have overflowing gar-
bage. The majority of these
receptacles sit. in front'
of rental units. I believe
this ordinance should be
amended to require the
rental agencies to deal with
the receptacles. Is this ordi-
nance being enforced? If so,
the county must have a nice
little income from it. If not,
code enforcement needs to
clean up its act and clean
up my neighborhood! The
whole situation is a strong
argument for mandatory
garbage collection.
Tom Knoche


Preparing for Williams

Avenue Construction


On July 7, the improve-
ments on Williams Avenue.
will begin. The PSJRA is
looking forward to working
with GAC, the contractor
awarded the bid to com-
plete this project. This
project will add sidewalks
the length of Williams, and
thus improve the safety
for pedestrians. In addi-
tion, the improved grading
and additional storm-water
drains will manage the
flooding after rain events.
Landscaping will add both
comfort and beauty. We
continue to express our
gratitude to USDA Rural
Business for contributing
$100,000 in response to the
grant written by the PSJRA.
Thanks, again, to Preble-
Rish for their commendable
assistance; Bill Kennedy,
Gena Johnson, and Clay
Smallwood have remained
on top of the process.
We are preparing infor-
mation for the businesses
on Williams Avenue to help
us all prepare for disrup-
tion. Yes, we will likely
be torn up for about 40
days (and nights). These
details will be worked out
between the PSJRA, GAC,
and Preble-Rish to provide
businesses with the best
possible scenario. The Dr.
Joe Memorial Parking Lot
will remain available for
parking, and the pedestrian
bridges have been complet-
ed, making it convenient to
park and walk across the
bridges to any business. We
will post flyers to outline


additional temporary park-
ing and access options. In
this way, you can let your
employees and customers
know what to expect during
the construction.
We apologize ahead of
time for any disruption,
but it will be a tremen-
dous improvement upon
completion. We will look
forward to a grand opening
celebration of both the 'Dr.
Joe Memorial and Williams
Avenue in mid August!
Speaking of grants and
road improvements, we
have applied to FDOT for
a significant grant to begin
the improvements to US
98 between First and Fifth.
This phase will repair and
replace sidewalks as need-
ed, install new streetlights,
benches, litter receptacles
and planters. We will keep
our fingers crossed that this
grant request is approved.
Thanks to all who have pro-
vided letters of support and
to the City for their support
of this project.
And speaking of street
furniture-several of you
have asked for additional
benches on Reid, and they
will be delivered to Public
Works sometime this week
and' installed within a cou-
ple of weeks.
Let me just take a
moment to thank all of you
who continue to call, drop
by or stop me on the street
to let me know what you
are looking for from the
redevelopment agency. We
appreciate it!


today supported pas-
sage of the Passenger
Rail Investment and
Improvement Act (HR
6003), which would require
Amtrak to submit a plan to
Congress for restoring pas-
senger rail service between
New Orleans, Louisiana,
and Sanford, Florida. The
North Florida corridor has
not been served by Amtrak
since the close of Amtrak's
Sunset Limited service
after Hurricane Katrina.
"Since the close of
Sunset Limited. I often hear


from constituents about the
possibility of restoringthis
important service to North
Florida," said Congressman
Boyd. "This legislation will
get the ball rolling on ways
to restore this service that
will most benefit the peo-
ple of North Florida and
help to make train travel
an affordable option in our
region."
The language in HR
6003 requires Amtrak to
submit a plan to Congress
that will include a projected
timeline for restoring ser-


vice between New Orleans
and Sanford, as well as the
associated costs for reinstat-
ing this service. In develop-
ing the plan, Amtrak will
consult with representatives
from the States of Florida,
Louisiana, Alabama, and
Mississippi, railroad car-
riers whose tracks may be
used for such service, and
rail passengers.
Prior to its closing in
2005, Sunset Limited's
North Florida stops includ-
ed Crestview, Chipley,
Tallahassee, Madison, Lake


Klattering


another story in this news-
paper, is applying this one-
size-fits-all approach of
every-changing rules and
templates to a district such
as Gulf County Schools.
Are there substantive
parallels between Miami-
Dade, Broward or Escambia
counties with a small rural
district of roughly 2,000
students, about the size of
a single high school in any
of those larger counties?
More to the point, is
the anguish, the restless
days and nights on top of
the loss of programs, the
eclipsing of so much that
once made up a quality
education for the sake of
achievement on a single
test at a single time ofyear
really worth it?


Does all the tension,
the raw nerves, the pound-
ing of FCAT-related materi-
al at students, really reflect
what goes on in each of the
six schools that make up
this county?
Most importantly, does
it provide a true gauge of
how students are' learning
in schools that are less a
product of a singular sys-
tem as a whole commu-
nity?
There is a concept in
state government about
local control, that where
possible local control is an
ideal to be sought, a goal
for good governance.
From this we have that
infamous unfunded man-
date, but we also have
schools that must kow-tow


to the benchmarks etched
in some ivory tower rather
than forged in the cauldron
of the classroom.
We have teachers
and administrators in
Gulf County evaluated by
bureaucratic pinheads in
Tallahassee based, not on
180 days of instruction, but
the results of one test.
Schools that are some-
how measured by a meat
grinder in which all sorts
of data and raw numbers
are tossed in and a sin-
gle letter grade comes out
the other side, impacting
school funding, teacher
assessments and pay and
the self-image of too many
youngsters.
Give me an Odyssey of
the Mind team, a Tropicana


City, and Jacksonville.
"Amtrak provided a
valuable service to many
Floridians," Boyd stated.
"In this time of rising fuel
costs, passenger rail ser-
vice will provide the people
of North Florida with more
transportation options and
add an important econom-
ic development tool to the
area."
HR 6003 now awaits
consideration by the
Senate.


From Page 4A

speaking contest for ele-.
mentary and middle school,
students, a Key or Keyette
Club, a National Honor-
Society, to name just a few,
and somehow I believe I-
can better assess the coun-
ty's schools.
Tick off the scholar-.
ship dollars the community
provides to its graduating
high school seniors each.
and find the community's
assessment of how the
schools are performing.
Sure, those things may"
not paint the precise pic-
ture, but it would be far'
clearer, and a whole lot,
less stressful to the impor-
tant players in this exercise'
students and teachers -
than this torture rack the
state calls FCAT.


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By Marie Logan
Star Staff Writer

You've retrofitted or
strengthened your house
or mobile home, but you
can do more to prepare
for hurricanes.
What if you could
reduce hurricane winds
several hundred feet
before they reach your
house, or prevent trees
from falling on your home
during a hurricane?
It's possible, with
techniques called storm-
scaping.

Lessons Not Learned
After living in Florida
for 30 years, Pamela
Crawford experienced
her first hurricane in
2004, just like the major-
ity of Floridians.
An avid lifelong gar-


dener with a master's
degree in landscape
architecture from Florida
International University,
Crawford had 30-plus
years of researching
Florida gardening, oper-
ating a nursery and gar-
den design business, and
designing over 1,500 gar-
dens.
She also started her
own trial gardens to
determine which Florida
plants performed best
with the least amount of
care.
She began gather-
ing copious information
about plant and tree sur-
vival after the 2004 hur-
ricane season, when only
one of her test gardens
survived.
Most of Crawford's
information, which is
now in book form, is


anecdotal, but some sci-
entific tree surveys were
included.
A long list'of experts
was also consulted,
including Max Mayfield,
former director of the
National Hurricane
Center, and county exten-
sion agents across the
state.
During the 20 to 30
year span between major
hurricane cycles, people
forget from one storm
to another what works
and what doesn't in the
landscape.
For instance, Miami
suffered major damage
from downed Ficus ben-
jamina trees in 1991 dur-
ing Hurricane Andrew.
After Andrew, tens of
thousands of ficus were
planted and replanted
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TRANSPORTATION PLANNING MEETINGS


(THE PUBLIC IS INVITED)


Bay County Transportation Planning Organization (TPO)
Wednesday June 25, 2008 at 3:30 p.m.
Panama City City Hall Commission Chambers
The agenda will include the following topics:
1. Public Hearing Endorse the FY2009-2013 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP)
2. Consideration of Approval of Transportation Disadvantaged Items:
* Filing of Transportation Disadvantaged Trust Fund Planning Grant Application
* Member Certifications for Transportation Disadvantaged Coordinating Board ,
* Findings and Recommendations of Transportation Disadvantaged Coordinating Board's Annual
* Review of the Community Transportation Coordinator,(CTC)
* 2008 Transportation Disadvantaged Service Plan (TDSP) Update
Adoption of FY2009 Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Goal
3. Endorsement of the Congestion Management Process (CMP) Recommendations for SR390
(Beck Avenue/St. Andrews Blvd.) from SR327 (Lisenby Avenue) to CR2312 (Baldwin Road).
4. Approval to Authorize Execution of a General Assistance Agreement with the Center for
Urban Transportation Research (CUTR)
5. Endorsement of Technical Coordinating Committee (TCC) Prioritized Corridors for
Corridor Management Planning
6. Approval to Purchase Three New Trolleys for Replacement and Expansion of Fleet
7. Election of Transportation Planning Organization (TPO) Chairman and Vice Chairman -
The Nominating Committee will meet at 3:15 p.m. in the Panama City City Hall
Commission Chambers
8. Northwest Florida Transportation Corridor Authority 2007 Master Plan
9. Bay Town Trolley. Rider Survey Information
10. Public Forum. This is an opportunity for the public to address the TPO regarding
transportation issues.
The TPO's Advisory Cdmmittees will meet as shown below on Wednesday, June 25, 2008
in the Panama City City Hall Commission Chambers:
Technical Coordinating Committee (TCC) 10:30 a.m.
(Nominating Committee Meeting- 10:15)
Bicycle Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BPAC) 12:00 p.m.
(Nominating Committee Meeting- l1:45)
Citizens' Advisory Committee (CAC) 1:30 p.m.
(Nominating Committee Meeting- 1:15)
Agendas are available on the TPO's website at www.wfrpc.org/bctpo. Direct questions or
comments to Ms. Sharon Burnett at 850-392-1104, or sharon.burnett@wfrpc.org.
The TPO will make reasonable accomnnodations for access to the meetings in accordance with the
Americans with Disabilities Act and for language requirements other than English. Please notify
Ms. Ellie Roberts of access or language requirements at 1-800-226-8914, ext 218,
at least 48 hours in advance.


mage
Beach Counties because
they are fast-growing and
inexpensive.
Then in the 2004 hur-
ricane season, ficus trees
in south Florida caused
more damage than any
other species.
And removing just
one ficus tree costs about
$10,000.
Vegetation damage is
one of the biggest results
of hurricanes, especial-
ly in Category 1 to 3
storms.
Trees knock down
power lines, creating
massive power outages
and costing millions
of dollars in labor and
materials repair.
Trees also destroy
houses and block roads,
costing millions more for
tree and debris remov-
al and home repair or
rebuilding.
Hurricanes wipe out
all vegetation in a very
small area in and imme-
diately around the eye of
a hurricane, particularly
in the northeast quad-
rant.
But these areas are
small compared to the
entire area that receives
hurricane force winds

In these 'huge areas,
what you plant, and how
you plant it, makes a lot
of difference.

The Bigger They Are,
The Harder They Fall
According to
Crawford, three prima-
ry factors cause trees to
fall easier: shallow root
systems, weak wood and
dense canopies.
She said trees need


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one can do.
If an area takes a
,direct hit from a Category
5 hurricane, it doesn't
matter what homeown-
ers plant because no tree
can stand up to 160 mph
winds.
But 90 percent of
hurricanes are Category
3 and below, and many
trees will survive those
winds, particularly away
from the eye of the
storm.
According to
Crawford, the pygmy
date palm is the stron-
gest palm in Florida. It
is one of the most wind
tolerant palms available,
even surviving well from
Hurricane Andrew.
S-abal palms,
Florida's state tree, are
the second most wind-
tolerant tree in Florida.
Canary Island date
palms, relatives of pygmy
date palms, are also
incredibly strong.
But queen palms,
one of the most common
palms used in south and
central Florida, have very
little wind tolerance.
Slash pines, which
blanket most of this area,


it dangerous to have
one near a home.
They have a deep
tap root, so few of them
uproot unless they are
flooded. More of them
suffer damage if they
stand alone. The for-
est gives them natural
protection, which is lost
with single plantings, she
explained.
However, Crawford
added,- homeowners
should remember that
hurricanes are notori-
ously unpredictable.
Tornadoes and high-
er wind currents are
often reported within
these storms, which
cause trees to fall when
theoretically they should
remain standing.

Make A Break For It
According to
Crawford's book, Dr.
Robert Loflin, Natural
Resources Director
for the city of Sanibel,
reported that when he
and emergency teams
entered the island after
Hurricane Charley, they
noticed an unforeseen
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Hurricanes


From Page 6A


trend.
"As far as hurr
effects on trees go,
Loflin, "it was abun(
clear that properties
vegetated with 20
foot trees of either r
or exotic variety far
better in terms ofs
tural wind damage
those with grassy 1
on golf courses, or
tall exotic trees."
Native trees
species that were
ent in Florida b
Christopher Colun
arrival. Exotics are
introduced into F
after 1492.
Crawford sug
homeowners create
screens around
houses, using a n
wind-tolerant 1
shrubs and plants,
ing the following as
in mind:
Plant group
trees rather than
trees. Groupings,
hold up better in
should contain at
five trees.
Do not plan
close to the house
plants touch the
or insects may be a
enter the house fro:
trees.
Keep larger
quite a distance fro:
house. If the root
too close, the tree
some of its stability
Do NOT plant
that grow over 40 fe
within falling distar
the house.
Use the most
tolerant material
the outer edges o
screen; plant more







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cate material between
ricane the wind screen and the
" said house.
dantly But it is not just
s well building a wind break
to 40 that is important, it is
native also the shape and size
ed far of the wind screen, and
struc- the type of tree placed in
than the screen.
awns, Properly placed trees
- with and plants reduce wind'
velocity near the home.
are The optimum dis-
pres- tance from a house for
beforee reducing wind velocity is
ibus's about one to three times
trees tree height; however, a
lorida windbreak can reduce
wind speed for a dis-
ggests tance of as much as 30
wind times the windbreak's
their height.
nix of For maximum pro-
trees, tection, plant the wind-
keep- break at a distance from
aspects the house of two to five
times the mature height
ps of of the trees.
single The best windbreaks
which block wind close to the
wind, ground by using trees
least and shrubs with low
crowns. Evergreen trees
nt so combined with an earth
- that berm (natural or man-
walls, made walls or raised
ble to areas of soil) can deflect
m the or lift the wind over a
house, especially if the
trees berm is a rounded, half-
m the moon, or circular shape.
:s are But place trees care-
loses fully in relationship to
power lines and plant
trees with mature tree height
et tall in mind.
nce of Industry guidelines
recommend 30-foot set-
wind- backs from power lines
on for large trees, 20 feet
if the for medium trees, while
deli- small trees may be plant-


ed adjacent to power
lines.
Where space is limit-
ed, a single row of proper
trees is better than none.
However, up to five rows
of mixed species of trees


is more effective, with six
feet between trees.
A windbreak takes
time to establish and be
effective.
For immediate relief
from the effects of wind,
construct a fence with an
open weave pattern, like
a basket weave or lattice
work.
This creates a larg-
er protected downwind
area than a solid fence.


A solid fence provides a
greater degree of shelter
immediately behind the
fence.

Green Dollars
Wind protection


is not the only benefit
derived from planting
the proper trees
'According to the U.S.
Department of Energy,
carefully positioned trees
can save up to 25 percent
of a household's energy
consumption for heating
and cooling.
The department's
computer models pre-
dict that the proper


placement of only three
trees will save an average
household between $100
and $250 in energy costs
annually.
And a well-planned
landscape can reduce an
un-shaded home's sum-
mer air conditioning
costs by 15 to 50 per-
cent.
Shading just the air
conditioner unit with a
tree can increase the effi-
ciency of the unit by as
much as 10 percent.

Florida Gardening
Series by Pamela
Crawford:
Vol. 1: Easy Gardens
for South Florida
Vol. 2: Best Garden
Color for Florida
Vol. 3: Stormscaping:
Landscaping to Minimize
Wind Damage in Florida
Vol. 4: Container
Gardens for Florida

Hurricane
Preparations, Aftercare
for Trees
Get trees trimmed
well in advance of storms.
Do it annually.
Lay garden arches
on the ground if they are
not well anchored. The
vines growing on them
will fare much better on
the ground where the
wind is minimal.
Carefully stake
small trees before any
storms.
After the storm,
stand upright any trees
you can. One of the big-
gest mistakes made after
hurricanes is neglecting
downed trees that could


be saved.
Often downed trees
are too large to stand
upright without equip-
ment. If you have to wait
for help, put burlap or
soil on the roots to keep
them damp until help
arrives.
After the hurricane,
check the roots of plants
still standing.
They may have blown
around so much that
the soil is hollowed out
at the base. Cover the
roots with soil as soon
as possible. Then alter-
nate watering and adding
more soil until all the air
pockets are filled.
Be sure to keep the
soil at its original level,
not piled up around the
roots. Any soil piled
around the base of the
plant higher than it was
before the storm can rot
the stem or trunk. If you
don't have time to find
some soil, just use lawn
clippings. The point is to
cover the roots as soon
as possible so they don't
get sunburned.
Water any plants
damaged by saltwa-
ter with fresh water as
soon as possible, to
wash salt from the soil.
Afterwards, water them
more frequently than
other plants.
Fertilize carefully
with a mild, slow release
blend. Harsh fertiliz-
ers can hurt damaged
roots. If roots are badly
damaged, let the plant
recover for a few months

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Hurricanes


From Page 7A


scratch the bark of and diseases can enter


before fertilizing.
Move shade plants
that are getting too much
sun. Shade gardens may
be exposed to too much
,sun if the trees that were
shading them are gone
or leafless.
Watch out for Old
World Climbing Fern.
This is an invasive exot-
ic plant that spreads so
aggressively it can smoth-
er whole forests. Since it
is spread primarily by
wind, hurricanes can
increase its range. It is
very difficult to get rid of
once it is established.
Australian pines and
melaleuca are two inva-
sive trees that are also
spread by wind in south-
ern and south-central
parts of Florida.

Palm Care
Trim any shrubs
and groundcovers that
look bad. Pay no atten-
tion to normal trimming
times. Cut back anything
-that looks bad EXCEPT
palms.
Test your plants to
see which are dead and
which are alive. Scratch
some bark off a branch.
If you see green under-
neath, the plant is alive.
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Leave the brown
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receive nutrients from
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Have patience with
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have forced the school
district to eliminate
the assistant principal
positions at both high
schools.
Baxley said additional
help would have been
nice during her first year
as principal, but is not
necessary.
"It's always good
to have a good support
person, but the staff is very
supportive. We all seem
to work well together,
and overall we have good
children here in Wewa,"
she said.
As principal, Baxley
will focus on academics
and apply discipline where
needed.
"I've mellowed through
the years, but some people
say that I'm strict," she
said.


Challenges

As she assumes
the role of principal,
Baxley will inherit many
of the problems White
encountered over the last
three years.
Chief among these is
the rise of student truancy,
which White described as
a problem countywide,
despite the school board's
implementation of a
stricter attendance policy.
"You have to convince
the community that
attendance is important,"
noted White. "It's hard to
educate children when they
don't come to school."
Wewahitchka High
School also has a number
of low-level students
who require intensive


WHS


instruction to better
their performance on the
Florida Comprehensive
Assessment Test (FCAT).
"We live in an age of
accountability, and (the
FCAT) is always going to
be a challenge here," said
White.
To enhance student
performance on the FCAT,
Wewahitchka High School
teachers currently use the
Achieve 3000 computer
program, which tailors
reading passages to
students' comprehension
levels.
The school also
focuses heavily on reading
comprehension drills
and the use of classroom
libraries.
White stressed the
importance of teacher
gatherings to facilitate the
sharing of information and
expertise.
He cited a recent


FCAT workshop led by
Wewahitchka Elementary
School fourth grade
teacher Debbie Gerber,
who taught the high school
faculty what FCAT scorers
are looking for in scoring
student writing.
"You don't have to go
a hundred miles to find
an expert," noted White.
"There are people who
are successful in our own
backyard."
While describing the
challenges Wewahitchka
High School will face next
year, White identified a few
bright spots.
Initial review of last
year's FCAT results shows
gains in reading and math
scores, and White hopes to
see the school grade rise
from last year's "F" rating.
Faculty turnover has
decreased and the school
plans to have every teacher
teaching subjects in his or


her field next year.
Through the school's
efforts to encourage
reading, students are more
frequently spotted with
their noses in books.
"This year, we've seen
more children reading than
ever before," said Baxley,
who defined what amounts
to a mission statement for
the coming year.
"We really want to
continue our classroom
libraries and see them
grow, and we want
students to continue the
program Achieve 3000.
We still strive to increase
vocabulary, and that's
best done through reading
experience."

Looking Ahead

Baxley will be
working at the high school
throughout the summer to
prepare for the next school


Mexico Beach


city will have enough mon-
ey to meet the final balloon
payment of $1.4 million in
2021.
The Gulf Breeze loan
was acquired from the city
of Gulf Breeze by Mexico
Beach to install the city's
sewer system and take
most properties off of sep-
tic tanks. The 20-year loan
originated in 2001, and
while annual payments are
made, the city must set
aside an additional specific
amount each year to meet
the final balloon payment
due in 13 years.
The second ordinance
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limit on people staying in
RVs, travel trailers, motor
homes and mobile camp-
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property and at residences
inside the city limits.
Hubbard said the ordi-
nance was in keeping with


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most other municipalities.
The new law prohibits
people from parking and
living in RVs, campers, etc.
for an unlimited amount
of time, he said, but does
permit extra time on a
case-by-case basis through
his authority.
For specific hardship
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two stories needed an extra
two feet on side setbacks.
Since commercial build-
ings in the city already
have zero lot lines, the rul-
ing only affected residential
buildings, Hubbard said,
"and we saw no reason for
it, so we eliminated it."
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Developing a master
schedule is Baxley's most
immediate challenge.
In August, she will
travel with eight other
faculty members to the
University of West Florida
to attend training on smart
boards, projectors and
computers technology
that will arrive at
Wewahitchka High as part
of a $750,000 grant to the
school district.
As she prepares
to move into White's
office, Baxley is mindful
of the "tremendous
responsibility" being a
principal represents.
"I'm challenged by the
academic success I want
the children to have," said
Baxley. "I want them to
value their education and
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By Lois Swoboda
Times Staff Writer
The 20th annual Big
Bend Saltwater Classic
last weekend was an excit-
ing event this year. Dicey
weather and high fuel pric-
es did little to dampen the
spirits of the participating
anglers.
"We had 875 fishing
this year, which was a little
down from last year," said
Tournament Chairman
Michelle Clark. "We were a
little worried a month ago,
but it looks like some of
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"I'm kind of over-
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who held the winning ticket
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Perry's wife, Toni, said,
"They're going to share
the boat. They always fish
together. Everything they
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ther out than anybody," he
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wahoo that got washed
overboard by the storm.
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After presenting the
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stage, along with his part-
ner, Lisa Baxley, Baxley's
daughter Crystal, and
Hudson's son Holland,
who worked as a volunteer
dockmaster at the tourney.
Without a word, Clark
handed the microphone to
Hudson, who dropped to
one knee, whipping a small
box from his pocket.
"Will you marry me?"
he asked before the entire
audience.
Baxley broke into tears
of joy and had to be asked
again, before she respond-
ed yes, throwing her arms
around Hudson's neck to
wild applause.
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Rising fuel prices are
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crevices of both the com-
nion work week and leisure
time.
The inaugural Grand
Lagoon National fishing
extravaganza and entertain-
ment experience Aug. 20-24
is looking ahead to try and
ease some of the strain on
expected participants.
- Cost-saving rule chang-
es have altered tournament
rules to enable those com-
peting in the Big Game and








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Offshore divisions to depart
from their home port, rath-
er than first checking in at
one of the four Panama City
Beach marinas helping host
the event.
The change reads
in part: Boats who have
a home port that is not
located in the St. Andrews
Bay System shall not be
required to depart from the
Grand Lagoon as a condi-
tion of competition.
They still must have a
representative from each
boat check in at tourna-
ment headquarters, and all
fish must be weighed in at
the designated scale to be
eligible for the cash awards
and optional cash awards.
"This gives the boats
that are going offshore an
opportunity to head straight
to the fishing grounds," said
tournament chairman Bill
Spann. "Whether you are
fishing from New Orleans
or Panama City, they all
head for the same place,
which. is about 120 miles


out."
In essence, it could
save some boats about half
a tank of gas, Spann said.
He said boats that fish in
those divisions commonly
carry anywhere from 1,500
to 2,000 gallons of fuel, and
somee of these boats get
three gallons to the mile."
"The price of fuel is just
outrageous," Spann said.
"Some of the boats coming
from New Orleans or Orange
Beach will spend $3-5,000
just on gas. But the only
place they can weigh in is
here. We still had to have
control of that." '
Spann said that the
tournament committee is
approaching $200,000 in
sponsorship pledges from
both local and national lev-
els, and said the Tourist
Development Council has
come onboard as a spon-
sor.
Marinas involved are
Pirates Cove, Lighthouse,
Capt. Anderson's and
Treasure Island. Spann said'


the rules alteration won't
affect other fishing divisions
as many of those entrants
coming from outside Bay
County trailer there boats
here.
The tournament fea-
tured these divisions at
its inception: ,Big Game,
Offshore, Inshore, Flats,
Dive and Party Boat. Two
other categories, Charter
Boat and Kayak, recently
were added. Each encom-
passes several species of
fish, including blue marlin,
swordfish, wahoo, amber-
jack, trout, grouper and
flounder.
Spann said red snap-
per has been removed as a
tournament fish. New fed-
eral regulations prohibit
red snapper fishing after
the second week of August,
he said. Spann said other
eligible snapper would be
included in those respective


divisions.
"We regret that avail-
able science was unable to
influence the management
of the red snapper fishery,"
Spann said. "We look for-
ward to helping governmen-
tal agencies develop long-
term plans that hold forth
the promise of enhancing
the growth of the gulf's vari-
ous fisheries.
"The- tournament rec-
ognizes our responsibilities
to the resources that we
share and have adjusted
our rules to a level beyond
the requirements imposed
by state or federal govern-
ments."
The inclusion of two
new divisions increases the
entry availability for what
Spann called one of the
most inclusive events in the
nation. His only concern, he
joked, was having to learn
all the rules for the eight


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All Stars Play in District To


The Port St. Joe Dixie
youth team participated
in district play in Hiland


Park this past week. After
defeating Wewa 10-0 in the
opener, they lost back to


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Register, Austin Nobles, Cully Kerigan, Elijah Hester, Sandy
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Kerigan, Bill Kennedy, Bobby Nobles.


categories in time for the
tournament.
Spann expects to have
a winning purse of $1 mil-
lion. He said that most of
the purse will derive from
entry fees that could range
from as low at $150 to as
high as $6-7,000 depending
on division.
"We'd like to attract a
crowd of 30-40,000 spec-
tators," Spann said. "We
thought that given the tre-
mendous availability of
marinas, restaurants and
parking, let's make it a big
tournament with 300 to
400 boats rather than just
doing it for the elite part of
the fishing world.
"We want to make this
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tournament, and one of the
reasons we're doing this is
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thing that's the biggest of its
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year olds),

urnament
back games against host
team Hiland Park. The
kids played very well and
exceeded our expectations.
They are all excellent kids
with great attitudes. All
three coaches agreed about
the highlight of the tourna-
ment. Before the first game
against Wewa, the team
traveled by bus and had
dinner at Pizza Hut. Some
of the players noticed an
elderly gentleman staring at
the team as they enjoyed
their meal. About a half
hour after the meal began,
the gentleman stood up and
approached Tim Kerigan
with some comments about
the team. He stated that he
had been in the food service
industry for more than 20
years. In all those years, he
had never witnessed a more
well behaved and polite
team at any level. All three
coaches agreed that that
incident was the highlight
of the entire tournament
with beating Wewa being a
close second.


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Bob Hoelzle, who has
won first place in the recre-
ational Gaffltopsail Cat divi-
sion for the last three years,
was deposed by son, Zach.
who took the prize with
a 6.6-pound fish. Hoelzle
took fifth place with a six-
pound fish.
Although she didn't
catch a prizewinning fish,
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Servicemen Honored at Big Bend Classic


Peachtree Cily, GA, who
fished with Team Girl
Power, proved she was a
winner on Saturday. When
the weight for her dad's
grouper was incorrectly
written on her scorecard
making her the winner of
the junior division, she
noticed the mistake and
asked the judges to correct
it. Even though she did not
win a prize, she was called
on stage to be honored for
her honesty.


hi recognition of the Big
Bend Saltwater Classic's
20th year, tournament
chairman Clark presented
four "founding fathers of
the tournament," Dr. Quill
Turk, Frank Stevenson,
Steve Leukanech and
Shawn Abbott with
plaques commemorating
their role in the making of
what started as a dream in
1982 a reality.


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By Lois Swoboda
Times Staff Writer


For the last two years,
soldiers from the Fourth
Brigade Combat Team, sta-
tioned at Fort Stewart, GA,
traveled to Carrabelle to
participate in the Big Bend
Saltwater Classic, free of
charge, thanks to collabo-
ration between Sgt. First
Class Felix Quiles, original-
ly of Puerto Rico, and the
coordinators of the tourna-
ment.
In 2006, Quiles saw
a commercial for the
Saltwater Classic and
decided he wanted to attend
and bring along his fishing
buddy, Pablo Galindo. He
sent an e-mail to the tourna-
ment coordinators explain-
ing that he and his friend
wanted to fish but didn't
have a boat and Chairmen
Ben Betts immediately
responded that the soldiers
were more than welcome.
Quiles and Galindo
received free registration
and were provided with a
place on one of the partici-
pating boats. Sandy Beach
Properties, a tournament


sponsor, provided housing
for the men and their fami-
lies.
Last year, 31 soldiers
from Fort Stewart came and
fished in the tournament,
so tournament chairman,
Michelle Clark, was disap-
pointed when she learned
a last-minute deployment
would prevent a contingen-
cy of 30 from Fort Stewart
from fishing this year.
"The number dropped
from 30 to zero in the blink
of an eye," said Clark.
Then a few weeks
ago, on a business trip to
Baltimore, Clark met sev-
eral airmen standing in line
at the airport. She wound
up asking them if they
would like to come fishing
this year and they were
thrilled to accept.
This year's military
participants were Air Force
Tech. Sgts. Brent Conlon,
of New York, and Marshall
McBride, of Texas. Both
were part of the Military
Intelligence Mission in
Iraq and worked at the
Joint Interrogation and
Debriefing Center.
The two sergeants


were honored at the tour-,
nament's awards ceremony
on Sunday, where Clark
read the following speech.
"U.S. Air Force
Technical Sergeants
Brent Colon and Marshall
McBride distinguished
themselves with honorable'
service at Camp Cooper,-
Iraq from November of 2006
to October 2007. Together
they helped ensure the full
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terrorists and insurgents.
Their efforts furthered U.S.
goals for securing a demo-
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endeavors in the continu-
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McBride and Conlon
said they had a wonder-
ful time at the tournament
and stayed at the Pirate's
Landing condominiums on
Timber Island.
"Everything was great,"
said Conlon. "Ben Lovette
at Pirate's Tiki Hut hooked
us up. We caught a big
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egories at the Big Bend
Saltwater Classic. The
three letter abbreviation
after their names (CBL
for Carrabelle, PSJ for
Port St. Joe, PAN for
Panacea) indicates where
they weighed in their
catch.
Recreational Division
Amberjack: 1) Jerry
Davis (PSJ) 63.7 lbs. 2)
Michael Elchenko (PSJ) 51.8
and 3) Michael Runyan (PSJ)
29.15.
Flounder: 1) Marilyn
Lawhon (CBL) 4.45 lbs. 2)
Adam Burns (PSJ) 4.4, and
3) Brandon Harrison (CBL)
4.0
King Mackerel: 1)
Robert Rich (PSJ) 40.55
lbs. 2) John Hemphill (PSJ)
36.25 and 3) Russell Miller
(PSJ) 33.1
Spanish Mackerel: 1)
Bob Hoelzle (CBL) 5.8 lbs. 2)
Clark Davis (PAN) 5.35, and
3) Travis Vatter (PAN) 5.35
Cobia: 1) Bryan Love
(CBL) 63.9 lbs. 2) Richard
Powers (CBL) 36.35 and 3)
Vicki Benton (CBL) 35.65
Gafftopsail Cat: 1)
Zach Hoelzle, (CBL) 6.6 lbs.
2) Joey Taranto (CBL) 6.45
and 3) Ray Soloman (CBL)
6.35
Red or Mangrove
Snapper: 1) Josh Grantham
(CBL) 22.75 lbs. 2) Tomn
LeGette (PSJ) 19.2 and 3)
Stoney Pitzek (CBL) 14.75
Spotted Sea Trout: 1)
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2) George C. Kelley (PJS)
4.95 and 3) Kevin Horne
(PAN) a4.95
Dolphin 1) Tom Perry
(PSJ) 29.7 lhbs. 2) J.D.
McBride (PSJ) 27.1 and
3) Michael Elchenko (PSJ)
25.65
Grouper: 1) Bill Bryant
(PSJ) 39.75 lbs. 2) 'Jon
Buckner '(PSJ) 29.5 and
Josh Grantham (CBL) 23.9
Sheephead: 1) Ben
Monroe (PSJ) 5 lbs. 2) Neal
Cantin (PSJ) 3.1 and 3)
Robin Bailey (CBL) 2.15
Wahoo: 1) Cliff
Courteney (PSJ) 58.65 lbs.
2) Alan Link (CBL) 49.9
and Michael Elchenko (PSJ)
48.8
Recreation Team
Challenge
Amberjack: 1)
Backwoods Outdoors 51.8
lbs. 2) EBCI 26.55 and 3)
Iron Duke 22.75
Gafftopsail Cat: 1)
Freedom/Sunset Grill 5.8
lbs. 2) Marquardt's Marina
5.75 and 3) Paul's Plumbing
5.5
Red Snapper: 1) Sea
Dawg 14.75 lbs. 2) Barnacle
Bills 9.15 and 3) Paul's
Plumbing 8.9
Spotted Sea Trout: 1)
Chemonie 4.95 lbs. 2) Gold
Gym 4.05 and 3) R.E. Bass
Construction 3.25
Dolphin: 1) Iron Duke
29.7 lbs. 2) Backwoods
Outdoors 25.65 and 3) R.E.
Bass Construction 14
Grouper: 1) Freedom/
Sunset Grill 11.65 lbs. 2)
Never Enough 11.5 and 3)
Tallahassee Marine Center
11.1
Sheephead: 1)
Marquardts.Marina 3.1
Wahoo: 1) Freedom/
Sunset Grill 58.65 lbs. 2)
Backwoods Outdoors 48.8
and 3) Iron Duke 38.8
Flounder: 1) Paul's
Plumbing 4.45 lbs. 2)
Barnacle Bills 1.9 and 3)
Gulf 104 1.35
King Mackerel: 1)
Backwoods Outdoors 24.2
lbs. 2) Golds Gym 18.75 and
3) Eye Catchers 16.15
Spanish ,Mackerel: 1)
Eye Catchers 4.65 lbs. 2)
Barnacle Bills 4.5 and '3)
WingStop 4.3
Masters Division
Amberjack: 1) Doug
Lake-Las Call (PSJ) 45.2 lbs.
2) Bill Raffield-Aloan Again
(CBL) 36.05 and 3) Eric
Brady-Miss Tori (CBL) 33.1
King Mackerel: 1)
Jason Knight-Cracker Rigging
(PSJ) 28.05. lbs. 2) Darryl
Carpenter (PSJ) 24.9 and 3)
Ben Jenkins-Koldtogo.com
(PSJ) 23.55
Dolphin: 1) D.A. Pope-
LeeLana L (PSJ) 21.35 lbs.
2) Clint Taylor-BigfishSGI
(CBL) 17 and 3) Finley Cook-
Big Fin and The Tail Chasers
(PSJ) 13.15
RedSnapper: 1) Barry
Poole-Rezoned (CBL) 15.65
lbs. 2) Ben Jenkins-Koldtogo.
corn (PSJ) 15.4 and 3) Eric
Brady-Miss Tori (CBL) 14.6
Grouper: 1) David C


Rich-Illustrious (PJ) 44.7 lbs.
2) Darryl Carpenter (PSJ)
42.2 and 3) Ben Jenkins-
Koldtogo.com (PSJ) 23.8
Wahoo: 1) Richard
Squires-Fin Head (PSJ)
45 lbs. 2) Clint Taylor-
BigfishSGI (CBL) 41.2 and 3)
Eric Brady-Miss Tori (CBL)
32.6
Juniors Division
Black Sea Bass: 1)
Caleb Bickerstaff (PAN) 1.85
lbs. 2) Gavin Hoard, (PAN)
1.65 and 3) Albert Smythe III
(CBL) 1.65
Grouper: 1) Blythe
Gunter (CBL) 12.85 lbs. 2)
Jes Stege (CBL) 12.5 and
3) Elizabeth Gunter (CBL)
12.35
Spanish Mackerel: 1)
Ian Eyler (CBL) 4.65 lbs.
2) Grayson Bums (PSJ) 4.1
and 3) Jake Jeter (PSJ) 3.9
Whiting: 1 William
Sundberg Jr. (CBL) 1.55 lbs.
2) Bryce Fewox (CBL) 1.25
and 3) Alexis Fewox (CBL)
1.05
Flounder: 1) Luke
Solomon (CBL) 2.65 2)
Grayson Burns (PSJ) 2.4
and 3) Taylor Munroe (PSJ)
2.25
Key West Grunt: 1)
Ian Eyler (CBL) 1.95 lbs. 2)
Gavin Hoard (PAN) 1.75 and
3) Lane Hulse (PAN) 1.6
Spotted Sea Trout: 1)
Jake Jeter (PSJ) 3.65 lbs.
2) Brandon Borchardt (CBL)
3.25 and 3) Grayson Burns
(PSJ) 2.75
Gafttoppail Cat: 1)
Brandon Taranto (CBL) 6.2
lbs. 2) Christian Amison
(CBL) 6.05 and 3) Luke
Solomon (CBL) 5.9
King Mackerel: 1) Alex
Kadew (CBL) 19.05 lbs. 2)
Abigail Russell (CBL) 17.05
and 3) Reynolds Jones (CBL)
16.6
Trigger Fish: 1) Amy
Runkel (CL) 4.75 lbs. 2)
Elizabeth Gunter (CBL) 3.9
and 3) Reynolds Jones (CBL)
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Weight Room


Hours at PSJHS

The weight room at Port St. Joe High School is
open for high school and middle school boys and girls
Monday through Thursday from 9-11 a.m. and 1-3
p.m. each day.
All athletes are encouraged to take advantage of
this well-equipped facility found on the second level
of the R. Marion Craig Coliseum.


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Rotarian Puts "Service Above Self"


The Service Above Self award is only given to 150 Rotarians each year.


By Despina Williams
Star Staff Writer

William "Bill" Crawford has taken the
Rotary Club's motto, "Service Above Self,"
to heart.
During his 33-year membership with
the Port St. Joe Rotary club, Crawford has
been actively involved in local, national and
international volunteer projects, and his
efforts have not gone unnoticed.
For his exemplary humanitarian ser-
vice, Rotary Internationpl has awarded
Crawford Rotary's highest honor, the
Service Above Self Award.
Crawford accepted the plaque and
accompanying lapel pin at the District
6940 Rotary annual conference, held at the
Bay Pont Marriott on Panama City Beach
on April 11-13.


Established in 1991, the Service
Above Self Award recognizes Rotarians
who embody the club's principle of service
to others.
Though Rotary boasts a membership
of 1.2 million, with 33,000 clubs in more
than 200 countries, only a "maximum of
150 Rotarians can receive the Service
Above Self Award each year.
"It's quite a shock, quite an honor,"
said Crawford. "I couldn't do what I do if
it wasn't for the rest of the rotaries in the
district. If they didn't do these projects,
there'd be nothing for me to do."
After his retirement from the Marine
Corps, Crawford, who is originally from
the New York/New Jersey area, relocated to
Gulf County and ,operated the Gulf Sands

(See CRAWFORD on Page 1 B)


William "Bill" Crawford, second from left, receives the Rotary International Service
Above Self Award at the District 6940 conference in Panama City Beach.



Sons of Slain Empire Mica


Sailor to Visit Port St. Joe


Star Publications Awarded


for Outstanding Journalism


The Star and sister-paper The Times
took home eight journalism awards at the
Florida Press Association's Better Weekly
Newspaper Contest reception, held June
6 at the Walt Disney World Resort in
Orlando.
Star staff writers Despina Williams
and Marie Logan, news editor Tim Croft
and Times city editor David Adlerstein
won 2nd place in Community Service for
their collaboration on the special section,
"Reflections on The Wall."
The special section commemorated the
201 anniversary of the Vietnam Veterans
Memorial.
Individual awards went to:
Marie Logan, 1st place, Special
Section, for the "2007 Hurricane Guide,"
an in-depth guide covering numerous
aspects of hurricane preparation.
Despina Williams 2"1 place, Best
Obituary by a Newspaper, for '"A Dear,
Sweet Man," a profile of the late Gulf
County Clerk George Core;
*2nd place, Best Headline, for five
headlines written in 2007;
*3rd place, In-Depth News Reporting


(Non-Investigative) for "Courthouse
Tragedy, 20 Years Later," a look at the 1987
Clyde Melvin murders.
Tim Croft 3rd place, Agricultural
Writing, for the story "On the Farm -
Shrimp," a look at Woods Fisheries' shrimp
farming facility.
David Adlerstein, 3rd place, Feature
Picture, for "A Child's Eye View of
Christmas," a photograph of a Franklin
County Schools West Campus Pre-K
student whispering in Santa's .ear.
Lois Swoboda (Times staff writer),
3rd place, Spot News, for A photograph
of Eastpoint Veterinarian Hobson Fulmer
and others carrying a wounded bear off an
Eastpoint road.
The lBetter Weekly Newspaper Contest
is open to all Florida Press Association
monthly, semi-monthly, weekly, semi-
weekly and tri-weekly newspapers.
The Star and The Times competed
against newspapers with circulations
under 7,000 in all categories accept Best
Headline and Agricultural Writing, which
were open circulation divisions.


Three brothers will travel from
Leicester, England to Port St. Joe next
week to commemorate the 66th anniver-
sary of their father's death on the Royal
Navy tanker, the Empire Mica. '
The brothers, Ron, Tony and Brian
Wright, were young boys when their father,
Thomas '"Tommy" Edward Wright was
killed 25 miles off St. George Island by a
torpedo launched from a German U boat.
The Wright brothers have been eagerly
anticipating their visit for over a year.
They plan a journey by boat to the
ship's wreckage, and a visit to Apalachicola,
where Empire Mica survivors received a
warm welcome by the town's residents.


During their stay in Port St. Joe, the
Wright brothers are eager to speak with
anyone who remembers the sinking of the
Empire Mica and its aftermath.
They will be receiving visitors on
Saturday, Junie 28 at 10 a.m. (ET) in the
upstairs conference room of the Port Inn,
located at 501 Monument Ave. in Port St.
Joe.
Those with information relating to the
Empire Mica sinking are encouraged to
stop in.
If possible, please, notify Star staff writ-
er Despina Williams if you plan to attend.
She can be reached at 850-229-7843, or by
e-mail, dwillianms@starfl.com.


by Hannah Henderson ,'


The Empire Mica, as it appeared on Nov. 2, 1941. Photo courtesy of Herman Jones.




p Annual Mexico Beach



Fish Fry Fundraiser
The Mexico Beach Volunteer Fire Department will hold its annual fish fry fundraiser
Saturday, June 28, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Central Time.
The fish fry, along with the annual lasagna dinner, are two of the primary fundraisers
*';, for the volunteer department.
Full fish dinners, at $9 each, will be sold from Sunset Park, on U.S. 98 next to
the El Governor Motel. Everyone in the community locals and visitors alike are
invited to come out that Saturday, have a
great meal, and support the volunteer fire
department.
The volunteers who form the fire
department, emergency services unit and ,
first responders unit are among Mexico ,
Beach's most necessary, and appreciated, '
people. The all-volunteer department .
cannot survive without help from the '.;
community, so buy a fish dinner June 28,
and help your neighbors and yourselves.


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Todd and Lisa Ashabranner of Manila, Arkansas
announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of
their daughter, Jae Ashabranner to Bryan Glass, son of
Katrina Glass of Port St. Joe, and Mr. and Mrs. Bobby
Glass Qf Perry, Fl. Grandparents for the bride elect are
Donnie and Sheila Ashabranner of Port St. Joe, Eustace
and Karenn Lee of Port St. Joe and Mary and the late
Aurthur Wilson of Caraway, AR. Grandparents of the
bride-groom elect are Joseph and Susie Pippen of Port St.
Joe and the late Jack and Virginia Glass of Greensboro,
AL.
The bride-elect is a 2006 graduate of Port St. Joe
High School and is currently enrolled at Arkansas North
Eastern College, pursuing a degree in Early Childhood
Education. Her fianc6 is a 2005 graduate of Port St. Joe
High School. He is employed with. the Nestl6 Corporation
in Jonesboro, Arkansas.
A July 19 wedding is planned for 2 p.m. at Calvary
Baptist Church in Manila, AR. A reception will follow at
the Manila Community Center.
All friends and family are invited to attend.


7iierecfi/A7gafer /o0 jIrry

Lisa Meredith of Howard Creek and Jonathan Raker
of Highland View will be married on August 2, in the
Church of God in Highland View, FL.
The bride is the daughter of Linda Raffield of Howard
Creek, and the bridegroom is the son of Donna J. Raker
of Highland View.


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Lil Gunter, Former Resident, Finalist for Awards


In a ceremony held at
the Ritz Carlton Atlanta,
Lila Gunter was recog-
nized as a finalist for the
AcademyAward for Nursing
Excellence for Outstanding
Contributions in Advanced
Practice Nursing. This


award is given to a Master"s She was also recog-
PreparedAdvanced Practice nized as a finalist for the
Registered Nurse qualified Academy Award for Nursing
as a clinical nurse special- Excellence for Outstanding
ist who has made signifi- Contributions in Education
cant contributions to the and Teaching. This award
profession of nursing and is given to a registered
patient care.is given to a restored
patient care.


nurse who makes signifi-
cant contributions in the
areas of patient education
and/or the development of
nursing professionals and
students.
Lila graduated high


school in 'Port St. Joe,
received her bachelor's
degree and master's
degree from the University
of Florida. She has been
accepted to Georgia State
University in Atlanta and


will be working toward her
doctorate's degree.
Lila is employed by the
Grady Health System in
Atlanta and is the daugh-
ter of James and Eunice
Gunter.


CITY OF WEWAHITCHKA
NOTICE OF INTENT TO
APPLY FOR FEDERAL ASSISTANCE

THE CITY OF WEWAHITCHKA, Florida is
complying with the requirements of 7CFR
1780.19(a) by publishing this notice of intent
to apply for a Wastewater Loan/Grant from
the U. S. Department of Agriculture, Rural
Utilities Service. This project will consist of
construction of a new 0.5 MGD wastewater
treatment facility and land application system
in Gulf County, Florida. If you have questions,
call Donald J. Minchew; City Manager at
(850)639-2605..
CITY OF WEWAHITCHKA
RAY DICKENS, MAYOR

Publish June 12 & 19, 2008






Pet of th0 Week


Washington High Class of 1958


The Washington High
School class of 1958 cel-
ebrated their 50th class
reunion on May 30-June
1 at the Washington High
school site with 17 in atten-
dance.
Our scheduled agenda
on Friday night class get
together and a cookout on
Saturday. Theclassmates
also visited the Washington
High School Museum. The
speaker for our Saturday
night program was our
ninth grade teacher, Mrs.
Jean Peters.
Dinner was catered by
Mr. Paul Gant. Sunday we
attend worship services
with Philadelphia Primitive
Baptist Church Rev. Jessie
Hawkins. Sunday lunch we
ate at Phillips' Restaurant.
We had a wonderful time.


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Jae Ashabranner and Bryan Glass


NOTICE OF SMALL SCALE MAP

AMENDMENT LAND USE CHANGE

The City of Port St. Joe City Commission
Proposes to adopt by ordinance the following:

ORDINANCE NO. __

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN OF THE
CITY OF PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA BY AND THROUGH PROCEDURES
REQUIRED FOR SMALL-SCALE MAP AMENDMENTS PURSUANT
TO AUTHORITY UNDER STATE STATUTES SECTION 163.3187,
SPECIFICALLY CHANGING PORTIONS OF PARCEL ID #-06076-000R,
1.34 ACRES OF A TRACT OR PARCEL OF LAND LYING AND BEING
PART OF SECTION 13 OF TOWNSHIP 8 SOUTH, RANGE 11 WEST,
GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA FROM AGRICULTURAL TO LOW-DENSITY
RESIDENTIAL (R-1); AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

The public hearing for the adoption of the Ordinance will be held on Tuesday,
July 1, 2008 at 6:00 RM. at City of Port St. Joe City Hall located at 305 Cecil G.
Costin, Sr. Blvd, Port St. Joe, Florida 32456. A first reading of the Ordinance
will occur at the same time and location on June 17, 2008. Copies, of the
Ordinance are available for public inspection at City of Port St. Joe City Hall
.located at 305 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd, Port St. Joe, Florida 32456.

The hearing may be continued from time to time as may be necessary.

Interested persons may attend and be heard at the public hearing or provide
comments in writing to the City Commissioners of the City of Port St. Joe at
City of Port St. Joe City Hall 305 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida
32456. Transactions of the public hearing will not be recorded. Persons
wishing to appeal any decision made during the hearing will need a record of
the proceeding and should ensure that a verbatim record is made, including
the testimony on which the appeal is based.
Any person who wishes to attend and requires assistance may call the City
Clerk's Office at (850) 229-8261 ext. 114.











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Humane Society -
Shep, a male shepherd pup, four months old (pic-
tured); Little Rascals, three lively pups; Sassy, a beau-
tiful, brindle female; Ginger, a beautiful tri-color cat;
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.


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Lucia Bavaud

Lucia (Lucy) Marie Bavaud, 79, of Port St. Joe,
Fl. passed away, Friday June 6"' 2008. She was born
and raised in Catania, Italy. Her mother, Consetta Sica
Diaferia, and father, Vito Antonio Diaferia passed away
when Lucy was a teenager, and at the age of 14, she took
responsibility for her younger brother Nicola, and sister
Carmen, raising them during World War II in Italy. She
would often roam the streets looking for food; grabbing
potatoes and other staples from Nazi trucks. She moved
to England when she was 16 attending a world renowned
cooking school and sending the meager wages she could




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



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ST. JAMES'

EPISCOPAL CHURCH

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

- first BBaptist Church
102 THIRD STREET PORT ST. JOE

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

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


garnish back to her brother and sister in Italy.
In 1958 she married Marcel Bavaud in London,
England and this September would have been their 50
wedding anniversary. They had two daughters while in
England, Lydia and Monique. They also took in 5 foster
children and helped raise them.
In 1970 the family moved to Baltimore, Md. A few
years later the family moved to Ft Lauderdale, FL. where
they lived for over 30 years and raised their daughters.
Her husband, Marcel, was the head Maitre D'at the inter-
nationally known Boca Raton Hotel & Resort in Boca
Raton and later La Reserve Restaurant in Ft. Lauderdale,
FL. and Lucy worked as a chef at Roca Rio Golf and
County club and then as a professional chef for exclusive
private homes in Boca Raton, Fl.
They moved from Ft. Lauderdale to Port St. Joe, in
2006, landing in the new Bridgeport Lane Development
where their daughter, Monique, and grandson, Lucas lived
since 2004. Her other daughter, Lydia Burns and hus-
band, Peter J. Burns have had a vacation home and real
estate development business in the Port St. Joe area since
2000. Lucy often referred to Port St. Joe as "Mayberry"
and fell in love with the small town charm and warmth
of this wonderful community. Lucy was small in stature
and long in passion and caring; it is very sad that she
wasn't able to have more time in "Mayberry" as she was
so much in love with the area and its people. She will be
deeply missed.
Survivors include her beloved husband of 50 years,
Marcel Bavaud, of Port St. Joe; her daughters Lydia
(Peter) Burns of Wilmette, IL; Monique Bavaud, of Port St.
Joe, two grandchildren; Lucas Adams and Peyton Burns;
sister of Carmen Diaferia, of Catania, Italy and the late
bother of Nicola (Carla) Diaferia of Catania, Italy, her niece
Katya (Peter) Alexander of Dallas, TX.; late grandmother
Lucia Diaferia of Genoa, Italy and loving Aunt to Lucia
and Nella Diaferia of Genoa, Italy .
Memorial Services were held Wednesday June 11,
2008 at their home in Bridgeport and were under the
direction of the Comforter Funeral Home


Willoughby Lawson Whitfield
Willoughby Lawson Whitfield, of Port St. Joe passed
away Monday, June 9, 2008 at his home.
Mr. Whitfield was preceded in death by his parents,
Clarence and Pearl Whitfield, and three brothers, Johnny
Whitfield, Warren Whitfield and Ulysses Whitfield.
He is survived by his wife, Mary Whitfield; a son, David
Seymour; his daughters, Eileen Seymour, Ida Garrett and
husband Chip, and Ginnie Dame and husband Bill; 10
grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, June 11,
2008 at 4:00 p.m. EDT at Highland View Baptist Church.
Interment followed at Pleasant Rest Cemetery.
Those who wish may make donations in his memory
to Hospice of Emerald Coast, Post Office Box 1520, Lynn
Haven, Florida 32444-4611.
All services were under the direction of the Comforter
Funeral Home.


NOTICE OF FUNDING AVAILABILITY

(PLEASE READ CAREFULLY)


STATE HOUSING INITIATIVES

PARTNERSHIP PROGRAM (SHIP)

The SHIP Program was created for the purpose of providing funds to local
governments as an incentive for the creation of housing partnerships, to
expand production of and preserve affordable housing, and to increase
housing related employment.
Gulf County has been approved to receive funding under Florida's State
Housing Incentives Partnership Program (SHIP). for the Fiscal Year 2008-2009
in the amount of $350,000. Pursuant to Florida Statute 420.9075 (3)(b),
the availability of these funds must me advertised as follows: Fiscal Year
2008-2009 (I July 2008-June 30, 2009).

Estimated amount of SHIP funds allocated for each activity for the fiscal year as follow:


STATEGY/ACTIVITY
Purchase Assistance
Income


FUNDS
$175,000


INCOME SET ASIDE
Very Low, Low and Moderate


(Down Payment Assistance, Closing Cost Assistance & Land Acquisition)


Housing Rehabilitation
Volunteer Based Rehabilitation


$108,000
$66,000


Very Low and Low Income
Very Low and Low Income


At a minimum thirty (30%) of the funds allocated for strategies that include moderate-
income families will benefit very low and low-income families.

The maximum housing value limitation allowable for program participation for each
strategy is $201,400 for existing homes and new built homes. SHIP FUNDS MAY NOT BE
USED TO PURCHASE, REHABILITATE OR REPAIR MOBLE HOMES! SHIP funds may be used
to purchase Department of Community Affairs (DCA) approved manufactured (modular)
homes.

APPLICATION SELECTION CRITERIA:
Purchase Assistance (Down Payment Assistance, Closing Cost Assistance and Land
Acquisition) shall be first qualified/fist served for those qualified for a residential loan from
a participating lender. Owner financing is not allowed as a means of financing. ONLY 50
APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED COUNTY-WIDE.

Housing Rehabilitation shall be by a lottery system.

APPLICATIONS FOR PURCHASE ASSISTANCE ACTIVITIES (Down Payment Assistance,
Closing Cost and Land acquisition) will be available beginning (9 A.M. EDST/ 8 A.M.
CDST) July 18, 2008 and application will be accepted, beginning (9 A.M. EDST/ 8 A.M.
CDST) July 25, 2008, until 50 applications have been received or all Purchase Assistance
related funds have been obligated.
APPLICATIONS FOR HOUSING REHABILITATION will be available beginning (9 A.M.
EDST/ 8 A.M. CDST) July 18, 2008. Applications Acceptance for the Rehabilitation Lottery
will end July 25th at (5 RM. EDST/ 4 RM. CDST). "NO EXCEPTIONS"
*****ON THE DATES INDICATED ABOVE, THE APPLICATIONS MAY BE OBTAINED AT: Gulf
County CDC Office 401 Peters St. Port St. Joe and at the Wewahitchka Branch Library.

Time and date for the lottery of Rehabilitation Funds will be: Noon, July 30, 2008 in the
County Commission Meeting Room.

The local SHIP contact person is Ricky Farmer 850-229-5399


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BEACH BAPTIST CHAPEL
311 Columbus St. St. Joe Beach, FL 32456
A LIGHTHOUSE FOR THE LORD
SUNDAY: General Assembly 9:45s a.m. ET- Bible Study all ages 10 a.m. ET
Morning Worship 11 a.m. ET Evening Worship 6 p.m. ET
Tuesday: Choir Practice 7 p.m.
Wednesday: Kids for Christ 6 p.m. /Prayer Meeting & Youth Group 7 p.m.
"0 taste and see that the Lord is good.: blrsed is the man that rrustetr in Him."
Please accept tihis invitation to join us it worsip, God bless/e y)ou!
Please call us/ ijour is pirituial needs.
www.beachchapel.org
Pastor David Nichols
Church 647-3950 Home 769-8725


Church of Christ
at the Beaches
Established 33 AD in Jerusalem


We meet at 350 Firehouse Road
Overstreet ~ 850.647.1622
Sunday Bible Study 10:00 a.m. EST
Sunday Worship 11:00 a.m. EST
Wednesday Bible Study 7:30 p.m. EST
"*We are about ouir Father's business"


CHURCH OF CHRIST
MEETS
Singing: 9 a.m. Sunday
Worship: 9:30 a.m. Sunday
Call 229-8310
WRITE FOR FREE EIGHT LESSON BIBLE STUDY
P. 0. Box 758 Port St. Joe, FL 32457
Corner of 20th Street & Marvin Avenue


"Our Church can be your home"

First Church of the Nazarene
2420 Long Avenue Port St. Joe, Tforida 32456
(850) 229-9596

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


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


Martin Family
The family of Norman
M. Martin would like to
thank each and every one
for being with us during our
time of loss. Thank you all
so much for everything: the
phone calls, visits, cards,
flowers, and food, but most
of all the prayers.
Special thanks to
Brother Tim and Sister
Wanda Bailey, our pas-
tors. Thank you for every-
thing; we love you. Also our
church family, Lighthouse
Pentecostal, thank you so
much for everything each
of you have done. Also,
Howards Creek Baptist
Church, thanks for every-
thing that each and every-
one has done. A very special
thank you to Ms. Barbara
and the Piggly Wiggly, thank
you all for everything that
each of you have done.


Margene Martin
David and Teresa Martin
Gerald and Alice and Jerry
Martin
Stacy and Michelle Hanlon
Sandra and Rory Carle

Whitfield Family

We would like to express
the "Greatest Thanks" to
all our friends, family, and
church family for all the
food, visits, telephone calls,
and flowers during the ill-
ness of our loved one.
We would also like to
say a Special Thank You
to all the co-workers from
Arizona Chemical who took
the time to attend the funeral
service. It would have meant
a great deal to our Dad. His
work family was always very
special to him.
We pray God's Blessing
on Each and Every One of
You!
The family of Willoughby
(Bill) Whitfield

To: The friends of
Gwen Hammon

There are no words that
can express our gratitude
and appreciation for the
support and love that you
have shown us during our
time of grief. Memories of
Gwen will live in our hearts
and in the town of Wewa.

Thank you, with love,
The Whitfields, Hammon,
and Knowles families


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


Serving Gulf County and surrounding areas for 70 years


Lucille P. Fleming

Deaconess Lucille P Fleming, daughter of the late Tom
and Cora Preston, was born on June 29, 1913 in Alberta,
Georgia. She departed this life on June 4, 2008 at Bay
St. Joseph Care Center. She was a faithful member and
deaconess at Zion Fair Missionary Baptist Church and she
was also a member of Sheba Chapter 13. She retired from
Gulf County School Board.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Elder
Lee Fleming, three sisters, and two brothers. She leaves
to cherish her memory three nieces, Christine Jackson
(Kenny), Helen Smith (Billy), and Gloria Flournay
(Stanley), all of Dothan, AL; a very special and devoted
goddaughter, Carla Riley (T.C. & Jak); other godchildren,
Geraldine Lewis, Kimberly Beard (Channing, Ramon, &
Krystal), and Wendy Jones (Alexis), all of Port St. Joe,
Stephen Osbourne (Arial & Isaiah) of Charlotte, N.C.,
Velma Harris of Miami, FL, Cora Curtis of Kissimmee,
FL, Eugene Bell of Fernandina Beach, FL, Darrell Ward
of Panama City, FL, and Michael Dawson of Alexandria,
VA; a special friend Deaconess Daisy Avant; a special and
devoted neighbor Ometa Osborne. Also a host of nieces,
nephews, relatives, and friends.


Richard Fenton

Richard Fenton Yeagley, 80, of Port St. Joe passed
away on Wednesday, June 11, 2008 at a local hospital. He
was born in Farmer, Ohio on October 26, 1927 to the late
Richard Floyd and Elba Dowell Yeagley.
Mr. Yeagley served in the United States Army from
September 1946 to April 1947, where he played the
trumpet in the Army band. He graduated Ohio State
University in 1951 with a BA in Math Education. In
1954 he graduated the Perkins Theological Seminary at
Southern Methodist University with a BA of Divinity. He
was a minister of the United Methodist Church and the
United Church of God. He also taught Hebrew, and Greek
at the Aenon Bible College.
Mr. Yeagley married his former wife Patricia Carr in
1951 and had three children; Jennie, Jerrie, and Ernie.
He later married Barbara Viquers on July 7, 1987. He
has been a resident of Port St. Joe for the last twenty
years and a member of the Oak Grove Assembly of God
church.
Preceded in death are his parents, and an infant sister
Marie.
Left to cherish in his memory is ;his wife, Barbara; his
children, Jennie Yeagley Burden and her husband Paul,
Jerrie Yeagley, Ernie and Cam Frye Yeagley; Stepchildren,
Regina Cates, Anna Slack, and Vilia Avizius; four grand-
children, Andrew, Kathryn, Alexander, and Cody; and five
step-grandchildren, Amanda, Anthony, Bode, Carrie, and
Kyle.
Funeral services are scheduled on Monday, June 16,
2008 at 11:00 AM EST at the Oak Grove Assembly of
God Church, Port St. Joe. Private interment will be at
Barrancas National Cemetery in Pensacola.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the
food pantry at Oak Grove Assembly of God. Expressions
of sympathy may be submitted or viewed at our online
obituary link. (www.southerlandfamily.com)


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CHURCH NEWS


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


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Zion Fair Annual Youth Day

Zion Fair Missionary Baptist Church will be observing
their Annual Youth Day Sunday, June 22, at 4 p.m.
The speaker will be Jasmine Fennell of New Bethel
A.M.E. Church.
Rev. Pierson and the youth of Zion are asking every-
one to come out to support our youth and to lift up the
name of Jesus for everything he has done for us.

New Bethel Baptist Revival


Church Drives


Sunday, June 22, at 10
a.m.
Call Mary Thomas
227-3400
Menu
Fried Chicken or
Meatloaf
Corn on the Cob
Fried Okra
Macaroni and Cheese
Green Beans
Cornbread and Cake
Tea
$6.50 Doantion


LightHouse Pentecostal
Ministries will be in Revival
beginning Monday June 30
thru Wednesday July 2.
Guest Minister is local
Pastor Rev. Henry Hester
of Howard Creek Baptist.
Everyone is welcome.
Services begin nightly at
7 pm EST with praise and
worship. We are located at
the 5746 Hwy 71 in White
City.
This is at the foot of the
bridge, Port St Joe Side.


familylife (hua
"Touching Lives with.the Love of Jesus"


Join us in worship ...
10:30 Sunday Morning
7:00 Wednesday Evening
Pastors Andrew
&
Cathy Rutherford
Rhema Bible Training Center graduates


Port St. Joe
Apalachicola Panama Cily
Hwy. 98



Reid Ave.
*Famly ulfe Church


Visit our website at: familylifechurch.net i Wewahitchko
323 Reid Avenue Port St. Joe 229-LIFE (5433)

The friendly place to worship!


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




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


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prevent Him, saying, "I need
to be baptized by You, and
are You coming to me?" But
Jesus answered and said to
him, "Permit it to be so now,
for thus it is fitting for us
to fulfill all righteousness."
Then he allowed Him.
John the Baptist under-
stood the importance of
being baptized with the Holy
Spirit. Jesus knew that He
would soon be the one, who
would baptize with the Holy
Spirit. The gospel of John
records that on the very day
of His resurrection, Jesus
commanded His disciples,
Receive the Holy Spirit."
(John 20:22)
Yet, it is obvious that
they did not receive the Holy
Spirit at that time, because
about 40 days later, just
before His ascension, He told
them, as recorded in Acts
1:3-5," And being assem-
bled together with them, He
commanded them not to
depart from Jerusalem, but
to WAIT for the PROMISE of
the Father, which, He said,
"you have heard from Me;
for John truly baptized with
water, but you shall be bap-
tized with the Holy Spirit not


many days from now."
The Baptism with the
Holy Spirit is called the
PROMISE, in Luke 24:49,
Acts 1:4, Acts 2:33, and
Acts 2:39. There is much
false teaching concerning
the Baptism with the Holy
Spirit. There is a teaching
that says, it was only for
the Apostles, or only for the
first century AD, but the
Bible says, in Acts 3:39, "...
the PROMISE is to you and
to your children, and to all
who are afar off, as MANY
AS THE LORD OUR GOD
WILL CALL."
At the house of
Cornelius, the Holy Spirit
fell upon a group of Gentiles
which were assembled and
they (Acts 10:46,47) "heard
them speak with tongues
and magnify God. Can any-
one forbid water, that these
should not be baptized (in,
water) who have received
the Holy Spirit JUST AS WE
HAVE?"
A study of the Bible,
not so-called commentar-
ies, reveals that the Holy
Spirit is received through
the Baptism with the Holy
Spirit, not through some


mysterious indwelling, that
is without any outward
sign.
We teach what Christ
taught: Receive the Holy
Spirit through the Baptism
with the Holy Spirit. He is
the same yesterday, today,
and forever. If you would
like to be Baptized with the
Holy Spirit, and want more
information, check out our
web page on the subject:
www.mexicobeachcwc.com/
baptizedinthespirit.html, or
send us an e-mail at the
address below.
At the Mexico Beach
Christian Worship Center,
our services begin, with a
time of greeting and fellow-
ship, at 9:30 Sunday AM
central time. Worship begins
at 9:45 AM. We worship
at the Mexico Beach Civic
Center on 105 N. 31st street,
which is behind the Beach
Walk gift shop, just off rte.
98.

God Bless,
Pastor Tim Morrill
Mexico Beach Christian
Worship Center
pastor@mexicobeach-
cwc.com


The Lighthouse of the Heart
When setting out to write something in honor of my with no means of perception in the rough wa
grandfather, I had a hard time trying to find the right But just one guiding,light can save a ship frt
words... My grandfather loved the water and boats, so I ing.
wanted to incorporate his love of ships into a piece about


him. Words always seemed inadequate when it came to
describing my grandfather, so I used a vessel metaphor to
describe who I considered the greatest man in the world.

Written by: Amanda Wilson, granddaughter of
Willoughy (Bill) Whitfield

The Lighthouse of the Heart

In life, we travel on a stormy sea plagued
with turbulent tides and tumultuous waves.
Life on the sea is a brutal journey
and cannot be successfully completed alone.
Our tiny boat is tossed about on the angry swells of
the sea, and we are left at the mercy
of our fellow shipmates in times of peril.
It is during these times that genuine bonds survive.
and without them life can be a long
and painful expedition of disappointment and doubt.
Our craft could be mere miles from shore


Long Avenue Baptist VBS

Long Avenue Baptist Church invites all children age 4
through fifth grade for our annual Vacation Bible School.
The pardners (kids, that is) will ride through trails of
adventure-filled Bible stories, create cool western crafts,
enjoy refreshing snacks, and gallop through the recreation
activities.
We are happy to offer this fun-filled western adventure
to every child in our community. We have a fine team of trail
guides (teachers, that is) for this incredible experience.
VBS: Cactus Canyon will be held at Long Avenue Baptist
Church at 1601 Long Avenue in Port St. Joe from June 23rd
17"'. We'll begin each day at 6:30 p.m. and conclude at
8:30 p.m. For more information, please call 850-229-8691.
Come ride with us!

FIRST UNITED
METHODIST CHURCH
Constitution and Monumtent Port St. Joe

(850) 227-1724


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

Morning Worship: 11:00 a.m.
Methodist Youth Fellowship: 600 p.m.
Evening Worship: 7:30 p.m.
SAll Times are EST


Rev. Mac Fulcher
PASTOR
Jeff Whitty
Assistant Pastor/Music
Deborah Loyless
Director of Chi/dren lMinistries


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




482 Pompano Street 229-6235
Sunday School .............. 9:45 a.m.
Sunday Morning Service .......11:00 a.m.
Sunday Evening Service........ 6:00 p.m.
Monday Night Youth Service ..... 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday Night ............ 7:00 p.m.

Pastor Howard Riley Welcomes Everyone


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waters.
om sink-


Your love has been a lighthouse,
casting an ever-gracious glow on this perilous passage
of time.
In the midst of the storm,
you seem to calm my nerves and ease the pain of
travel.
An unconditional source of support and advice,
you shine through when needed most,
and never spotlight imperfections of my vessel.
Although I may wander off course,
you never forsake the love of your light,
and stand as a rock of encouragement.
Without that encouragement and guidance,
my little vessel would have lost hope
and almost certainly shipwrecked
on a foreign land of despair and strife.
Most often we overlook the significance
of remembering those special lights In our lives,
and now is the time to tell those extraordinary radi-
ances
just how much they mean.
Although you may not realize it, your seemingly com-
mon character qualities have made
an extraordinary difference
in my ,oyage through life.
I will be endlessly grateful
for the opportunity to see your light shine through,
be it during my stormiest night or sunniest day.
Your love has made all the difference!

Emerald City Quartet

In Concert!
Date: Sunday, June 22
Time: 2Services/ 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. EST
Location Highland View Church of God
For info: 850-832-0989
www.emeraldcityquartet.com



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
In Unchanginrg I aiti In A Changing ITorld"



Oak Grove Church
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Come Grow With Us! I


Sunday School 9:45
Sunday Worship Service 10:45
Wednesday Cafe 5 pm
Wednesday 6:15
Adult Bible Study
Children & Youth Ministries


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


Worship with us at
Long Avenue Baptist Church

Where Faith, Family &rFriendship arefounde.)
Bible Study Sunday: 9:15am
Worship: 10:30ami and 7:00prm
Wednesday
A variety of ministries for all ages beginning at 6:30 pm

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


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


Rish, Gibson, Scholz &
Groom, P.A.
William J, Rish, Thomas S, Gibson, Russell Scholz,
Paul W, Groom 11
(850) 229-8211


SOUTHERLAND FAMILY

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


There's a person miss-
ing in most churches. It is
the One usually called the
third person of the Trinity.
If you haven't been taught
about the Holy Spirit, and
you haven't researched it
yourself, you can't teach oth-
ers properly.
In Matthew 3:11, John
the Baptist is quoted as say-
ing, "I indeed baptize you
with water unto repentance,
but He who is coming after
me (Jesus) is mightier than
I, whose sandals I am not
worthy to carry. He will bap-
tize you with the Holy Spirit
and fire."
Think of all the things
that John could have said.
He could have said, He will
save you from your sins. "He
could have said, "He is going
to perform many miracles."
He could have said, "He will
die on a cross, and rise
again the third day. "Yet he
chose to identify Jesus as
the one who would baptize
with the Holy Spirit.
In Matthew 3:13-15,
it says, "Then Jesus came
from Galilee to John at the
Jordan to be baptized by
him. And John tried to


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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR GULF COUNTY,
FLORIDA

PROBATE DIVISION
FILE NUMBER

IN RE: ESTATE OF
CLEVELAND RILEY
Deceased.

NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the
estate of CLEVELAND RI-
LEY, deceased, File Num-
ber 08-18PR, is pending in
the Circuit Court for Gulf
County, Florida, Probate
Division, the address of
which is Gulf County
Courthouse, 1000 Cecil G.
Costin, Sr. Blvd, Port St.
Joe, Florida 32456. The
name and address of the
personal representative
and the personal
representative's attorney
are set forth below.

ALL INTERESTED PER-
SONS ARE NOTIFIED
THAT:

All persons on whom this
notice is served who have
objections that challenge
the validity of the will, the
qualifications of the per-
sonal representative,
venue, or jurisdiction of
this Court are required to
file their objections with
this Court WITHIN THE
LATER OF THREE (3)
MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF THE FIRST PUB-
LICATION OF THIS NO-
TICE OR THIRTY (30)
DAYS AFTER THE DATE
OF SERVICE OF A COPY
OF THIS NOTICE ON
THEM.

All creditors of the dece-
dent and other persons
having claims or demands
against decedent's estate
on whom a copy of this
notice is served within
three (3) months after the
date of the first publication
of this notice must file their
claims with this Court
WITHIN THE LATER OF
THREE (3) MONTHS AF-
TER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY
(30) DAYS AFTER THE
DATE OF SERVICE OF A
COPY OF THIS NOTICE
ON THEM.

All other creditors of the
decedent and persons
having claims or demands
against the decedent's es-
tate must file their claims
with this Court WITHIN
THREE (3) MONTHS AF-
TER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE.

ALL CLAIMS, DEMANDS
AND OBJECTIONS NOT
SO FILED WILL BE FOR-
EVER BARRED.

The date of first publica-
tion of this Notice is June
12,2008.

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

Personal Representative:
Tarus Riley
RO. Box 871
Port St. Joe, Fl. 32457

Publish June 12 & 19,
2008



IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE 14TH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA.
CASE NO. 08-191 CA

RBC CENTURY BANK,
Plaintiff,
vs.
MORRIS PALMER, et al.,
Defendants


NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: MORRIS PALMER
RESIDENCE: UNKNOWN
LAST KNOWN ADDRESS:
PO BOX 159, PORT ST
JOE, FL 32457
111 CABELL DRIVE, PORT
ST JOE, FL 32456
204 LAKESHORE DRIVE,
PORT ST JOE, FL 32456
AND TO: All persons
claiming an interest by,
through, under, or against
the aforesaid Defendant.
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTI-
FIED that an action to fore-
close a mortgage on the
following described prop-
erty located in Gulf
County, Florida:
Issuing Office File No.:
1062-1889471
UNIT 208, Parcel K:
Commence at the North-
west Corner of Govern-
ment Lot 4, In Fractional
Section 36, Township 8
South, Range 12 West Gulf
County, Florida, and
thence run North 00 de-
grees 12 minutes 24 sec-
onds East, along the East-


early Boundary Line of Gov-
ernment Lot 2 in said Frac-
tional Section 36, for a dis-
tance of 1200.00 feet;
thence leaving said East-
erly Boundary Line of Gov-
ernment Lot 2, run North
89 degrees 48 minutes 07
seconds West for 66.00
feet; thence run North 89
degrees 47 minutes 34
seconds West for 148.05
feet; thence run South 00
degrees 12 minutes 26
seconds West for 44.84
feet to the POINT OF BE-
GINNING; from said
POINT OF BEGINNING
thence run South 38.00
feet; thence run East for
42.00 feet; thence run
North 38.00 feet; thence
run West for 42.00 feet to
the POINT OF BEGINN-
ING.
has been filed against you,
and you are required to
serve a copy of your writ-
ten defenses, if any, to this
action, on MARISOL MO-
RALES of GREENSPOON
MARDER, RA., Attorneys
for Plaintiff, whose address
is TRADE CENTRE
SOUTH, SUITE 700, 100
WEST CYPRESS CREEK
ROAD, FORT LAUD-
ERDALE, FL 33309, and
file the original with the
Clerk within 30 days after
the first publication of this
notice, or on or before
June 30, 2008; otherwise a
default and a judgment
may be entered against
you for the relief de-
manded in the Complaint.
WITNESS MY HAND AND
SEAL OF SAID COURT on
this 21st day of May, 2008.
REBECCA (BECKY) NOR-
RIS
As Clerk of said Court

By: Jasmine Hysmith
As Deputy Clerk

Copy furnished to:
A copy of this Notice of
Action, Complaint and Lis
Pendens were sent to the
defendant at last known
address.

This is an attempt to col-
lect a debt. Any ihforma-
tion obtained will be used
for that purpose.

Publish June 19 & 26,
2008


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

CASE NO.
23-2008-CA-188

RBC CENTURY BANK,
Plaintiff
vs.
MORRIS PALMER, et. al.,
Defendants

NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: MORRIS PALMER
RESIDENCE: UNKNOWN
LAST KNOWN ADDRESS:
PO BOX 159, PORT ST
JOE, FL 32456
111 CARBELL DRIVE,
PORT ST JOE, FL 32456
102 LAKESHORE DRIVE,
PORT ST JOE, FL 32456

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

YOU ARE HEREBY NOTI-
FIED that an action to fore-
close a mortgage on the
following described prop-
erty located in Gulf
County, Florida:

Issuing Office File No.:
1062-1889464

Unit 210, Parcel K:
Commence at the North-
west Corner of Govern-
ment Lot 4, in Fractional
Section 36, Township 8
South, Range 12 West,
Gulf County, Florida, and
thence run North 00 de-
grees 12 minutes 24 sec-
onds East, along the East-
erly Boundary line of Gov-
ernment Lot 2 in said Frac-
tional Section 36, for a dis-
tance of 1200.00 feet;
thence leaving said East-
erly Boundary line of Gov-
ernment Lot 2, run North
89 degrees 48 minutes 07
seconds West for 66.00
feet; thence run North 89
degrees 47 minutes 35
seconds West for 270.04
feet; thence run South 00
degrees 12 minutes 26
seconds West for 39.92
feet to the POINT OF BE-
GINNING; from said Point
of Beginning, thence run
South 38.00 feet; thence
run East for 42.00 feet;
thence run North 38.00
feet; thence run West for
42.00 feet to the POINT OF
BEGINNING.

has been filed against you,
and you are required to
serve a copy of your writ-
ten defenses, if any, to this
action, on MARISOL MO-
RALES of GREENSPOON
MARDER, RA., Attorneys
for Plaintiff, whose address
is TRADE CENTRE
SOUTH, SUITE 700, 100
WEST CYPRESS CREEK
ROAD, FORT LAUD-
ERDALE, FL 3309, and file
the original with the Clerk
within 30 days after the
first publication of this no-
tice, or on or before July
14, 2008; otherwise a de-
fault and a judgment may
be entered against you for
the relief demanded in the
Complaint.

WITNESS MY HAND AND
SEAL OF SAID COURT on
this 2nd day of June, 2008.

REBECCA L. NORRIS


As Clerk of said Court


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/s/Jasmine Hysmith
As Deputy Clerk

Publish June 19 & 26,
2008


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

CASE No. 08-189 CA

RBC CENTURY BANK,
Plaintiff
vs.
MORRIS PALMER, et al.,
Defendants


NOTICE OF ACTION

TO: MORRIS PALMER
RESIDENCE: UNKNOWN
LAST KNOWN ADDRESS:
PO BOX 159
PORT ST JOE, FL 32457
111 CABELLE DR
PORT ST JOE, FL 32457
209 LAKESHORE DR
PORT ST JOE, FL 32456

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

YOU ARE HEREBY NOTI-
FIED that an action to fore-
close a mortgage on the
following described prop-
erty located in Gulf
County, Florida:

Issuing Office File No,:
1062-1889460

UNIT 209, Parcel K:
Commence at the North-
west Corner of Govern-
ment Lot 4, in Fractional
Section 36, Township 8
South, Range 12 West,
Gulf County, Florida and
thence run North 00 de-
grees 12 minutes 24 sec-
onds East along the East-
erly Boundary Line of Gov-
ernment Lot 2 in said Frac-
tional Section 36 for a dis-
tance of 1200.00 feet;
thence leaving said East-
erly Boundary Line of Gov-
ernment Lot 2 run North 89
degrees 48 minutes 07
seconds West for 66.00
feet; thence run North 89
degrees 47 minutes 34
seconds West for 210.03
feet; thence run South 00
degrees 12 minutes 26
seconds West for 41.26
feet to the POINT OF BE-
GINNING; from said
POINT OF BEGINNING
thence run South 38.00
feet; thence run East 42.00
feet; thence run North
38.00 feet; thence run
West for 42.00 feet to the
POINT OF BEGINNING.

has been filed against you,
and you are required to
serve a copy of your writ-
ten defenses, if any, to this
action, on MARISOL MO-
RALES of GREENSPOON
MARDER, PA., Attorneys
for Plaintiff, whose address
is TRADE CENTRE
SOUTH, SUITE 700, 100
WEST CYPRESS CREEK
ROAD, FORT LAUD-
ERDALE, FL 33309, and
file the original with the
Clerk within 30 days after
the first publication of this
notice, or on or before July
14, 2008; otherwise a de-
fault and a judgment may
be entered against you for
the relief demanded in the
Complaint.

WITNESS MY HAND AND
SEAL OF SAID COURT on
this 2nd day of June, 2008.

REBECCA L. NORRIS
As Clerk of said Court

/s/Jasmine Hysmith
As Deputy Clerk
Publish June 19 & 26,
2008


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE 14TH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA.
CASE No. 08-190 CA

RBC CENTURY BANK,
Plaintiff
vs.
MORRIS PALMER, et. al.,
Defendants

NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: MORRIS PALMER
RESIDENCE: UNKNOWN
LAST KNOWN ADDRESS:
PO BOX 159, PORT ST
JOE, FL 32456
111 CABELL DRIVE, PORT
ST JOE, FL 32456
204 LAKESHORE DRIVE,
PORT ST JOE, 32456
AND TO: All persons
claiming an interest by,
through, under, or against
the aforesaid Defendant.
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTI-
PIED that an action to fore-
close a mortgage on the
following described prop-
erty located in Gulf
County, Florida:

Issuing Office File No.:
1062-1889444

UNIT 204, Parcel K:
Commence at the North-
west Corner of Govefh-
ment Lot 4, In Fractional
Section 36, Township 8
South, Range 12 West,
Gulf County, Florida, and
thence run North 00 de-
grees 12 minutes 24 sec-
onds East, along the East-
erly Boundary Line of Gov-
ernment Lot 2 in said Frac-
tional Section 36, for a dis-
tance of 999.95 feet:


thence leaving said East-
erly Boundary Line of Gov-
ernment Lot 2, run North
89 degrees 47 minutes 36
seconds West for 253.62


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feet; thence run North 00
degrees 12 minutes 24
seconds East for 50.12
feet to the POINT OF BE-
GINNING; from said
POINT OF BEGINNING,
thence run North 06 de-
grees 27 minutes 06 sec-
onds West for 42.00 feet;
thence run North 83 de-
grees 32 minutes 54 sec-
onds East for 38.00 feet;
thence run South 06 de-
grees 27 minutes 06 sec-
onds East for 42.00 feet;
thence run South 83 de-
grees 32 minutes 54 sec-
onds West for 38.00 feet to
the POINT OF BEGINN-
ING.

has been filed against you,
and you are required to
serve a copy of your writ-
ten defenses, if any, to this
action, on MARISOL MO-
RALES of GREENSPOON
MARDER, PA., Attorneys
for Plaintiff, whose address
is TRADE CENTRE
SOUTH, SUITE 700, 100
WEST CYPRESS CREEK
ROAD, FORT LAUD-
ERDALE, FL 33309, and
file the original with the
Clerk within 30 days after
the first publication of this
notice, or on or before July
14, 2008; otherwise a de-
fault and a judgment may
be entered against you for
the relief demanded in the
Complaint.

WITNESS MY HAND AND
SEAL OF SAID COURT on
this 2nd day of June, 2008.

REBECCA L NORRIS
As Clerk of said Court

/s/Jasmine Hysmith
As Deputy Clerk

June 19 & 26, 2008


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

CASE NO. 08-228CA
CIVIL DIVISION

NATIONSTAR MORT-
GAGE LLC,
Plaintiff,
vs.
MICHAEL W. LINTON; UN-
KNOWN SPOUSE OF MI-
CHAEL W. LINTON; MAR-
GARET LINTON; IF LIV-
ING, INCLUDING ANY UN-
KNOWN SPOUSE OF
SAID DEFENDANTSS, IF
REMARRIED, AND IF DE-
CEASED, THE RESPEC-
TIVE UNKNOWN HEIRS,
DEVISEES, GRANTEES,
ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS,
LIENORS, AND TRUS-
TEES, AND ALL OTHER
PERSONS CLAIMING BY,
THROUGH, UNDER OR
AGAINST THE NAMED
DEFENDANT(S)(S); UN-
KNOWN TENANT #1;
UNKNOWN TENANT #2;
Defendant(s)

NOTICE OF ACTION

TO: MICHAEL W. LINTON;
UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF
MICHAEL W. LINTON;
MARGARET LINTON; IF
LIVING, INCLUDING ANY
UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF
SAID DEFENDANTSS, IF
REMARRIED, AND IF DE-
CEASED, THE RESPEC-
TIVE UNKNOWN HEIRS,
DEVISEES, GRANTEES,
ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS,
LIENORS, AND TRUS-
TEES, AND ALL OTHER
PERSONS CLAIMING BY
THROUGH, UNDER OR
AGAINST THE NAMED
DEFENDANTSS;

Whose residence are/is
unknown.

YOU ARE HEREBY re-
quired to file your answer
or written defenses, if any,
in the above proceeding
with the Clerk of this Court,
and to serve a copy
thereof upon the plaintiff's
attorney, whose name and
address appears hereon,
within thirty days of the
first publication of this No-
tice, the nature of this pro-
ceeding being a suit for
foreclosure of mortgage
against the following de-
scribed property, to wit:
COMMENCE AT THE
NORTHEAST CORNER OF
THE NORTHWEST 1/4 OF
THE SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF
SECTION 25, TOWNSHIP
4 SOUTH, RANGE 10
WEST, GULF COUNTY,
FLORIDA; THENCE GO
SOUTH 00 DEGREES 03
MINUTES 07 SECONDS
EAST ALONG THE EAST
BOUNDARY LINE OF THE
NORTHWEST 1/4 OF THE
SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF SEC-
TION 25 FOR A DISTANCE
OF 875 FEET TO THE
NORTHERN BOUNDARY
LINE OF ORANGE
STREET (HAVING A 50
FOOT WIDE RIGHT OF
WAY); THENCE GO
NORTH 89 DEGREES 50
MINUTES 52 SECONDS
WEST ALONG THE
NORTHERN BOUNDARY
LINE OF ORANGE
STREET FOR A DIS-
TANCE OF 241.88 FEET
TO A SET 1/2 INCH DIAM-
ETER IRON ROD AND
CAP STAMPED L.B. NO.
6596 FOR THE POINT OF
BEGINNING; FROM SAID
POINT OF BEGINNING
CONTINUE NORTH 89
DEGREES 50 MINUTES 52
SECONDS WEST ALONG
SAID NORTHERN RIGHT
OF WAY LINE FOR A DIS-
TANCE OF 150 FEET TO A
SET 1/2 INCH DIAMETER
IRON ROD AND CAP
STAMPED L.B. NO 6596


I 1100
TO A POINT ON THE
EASTERLY RIGHT OF
WAY LINE OF PECAN
STREET, AS PER RE-
CORDED IN PLAT OF
COLLEGE PARK, AC-
CORDING TO THE PALT
THEREOF RECORDED IN
PLAT BOOK 1, AT PAGE
13, PUBLIC RECORDS OF
GULF COUNTY FLORIDA;
THENCE NORTH 00 DE-
GREES 03 MINUTES 07
SECONDS EAST ALONG
THE EASTERN RIGHT OF
WAY BOUNDARY LINE OF
PECAN STREET FOR A
DISTANCE OF 100 FEET;
THENCE DEPARTING
SAID RIGHT OF WAY
BOUNDARY LINE GO
SOUTH 89 DEGREES 50
MINUTES 52 SECONDS
EAST FOR A DISTANCE
OF 150 FEET; THENCE
GO SOUTH 00 DEGREES
50 MINUTES 52 SEC-
ONDS EAST FOR A DIS-
TANCE OF 150 FOR A
DISTANCE OF 100 FEET
TO THE POINT OF BEGIN-
NING. SAID PARCEL OF
LAND LYING AND BEING
IN SECTION 25, TOWN-
SHIP 4 SOUTH, RANGE
10 WEST, GULF COUNTY,
FLORIDA.

A/K/
243 W. ORANGE AVENUE
WEWAHITCHKA, FL
32465

If you fail to file your an-
swer or written defenses in
the above proceeding, on
plaintiff's attorney, a de-
fault will be entered
against you for the relief
demanded in the Com-
plaint or Petition.

DATED at GULF County
this 3rd day of June, 2008.

Clerk of the Circuit Court
/s/Jasmine Hysmith
Deputy Clerk

Publish June 12 & 19,
2008.


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

CASE No. 08-187-CA

RBC CENTURY BANK,
Plaintiff
vs.
MORRIS PALMER, et. al.,
Defendants

NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: MORRIS PALMER
RESIDENCE: UNKNOWN
LAST KNOWN ADDRESS:
PO BOX 159, PORT ST
JOE, FL 32457
111 CABELL DRIVE, PORT
ST JOE, FL 32456
205 LAKESHORE DRIVE,
PORT ST. JOE, FL 32457

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

YOU ARE HEREBY NOTI-
FIED that an action to fore-
close a mortgage on the
following described prop-
erty located in Gulf
County, Florida:

Issuing Office File No.:
1062-1889456

Unit 205, Parcel K:
Commence at the North-
west Corner of Govern-
ment Lot 4, in Fractional
Section 36, Township 8
South, Range 12 West,
Gulf County, Florida, and
thence run North 00 de-
grees 12 minutes 24 sec-
onds East, along the East-
erly Boundary Line of Gov-
ernment Lot 2 in said Frac-
tional Section 36, for a dis-
tance of 999.95 feet;
thence leaving said East-
erly Boundary ULine of Gov-
ernment Lot 2, run North
89 degrees 47 minutes 36
seconds West for 198.98
feet; thence run North 00
degrees 12 minutes 24
seconds East for 54.07
feet to the POINT OF BE-
GINNING; from said
POINT OF BEGINNING,
thence run North 42.00
feet; thence run East for
38.00 feet; thence run
South 42.00 feet; thence
run West for 38.00 feet to
the POINT OF BEGINN-
ING.

has been filed against you,
and you are required to
serve a copy of your writ-
ten defenses, if any, to this
action, on MARISOL MO-
RALES of GREENSPOON
MARDER, PA., Attorneys
for Plaintiff, whose address
is TRADE CENTRE
SOUTH, SUITE 700, 100
WEST CYPRESS CREEK
ROAD, FORT LAUD-
ERDALE, FL 33309, and
file the original with the
Clerk within 30 days after
the first publication of this
notice, or on or before July
14, 2008; otherwise a de-
fault and a judgment may
be entered against you for
the relief demanded in the
Complaint.

WITNESS MY HAND AND
SEAL OF SAID COURT on
this 3rd day of June, 2008

REBECCA L NORRIS
As Clerk of said Court

/s/Jasmine Hysmith
As Deputy Clerk

Publish June 19 & 26,
2008


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


1 1100 I

CIVIL ACTION

CASE NO. 2006-438 CA
DIVISION

AURORA LOAN SER-
VICES, LLC,
Plaintiff,
vs.
JOHN C. WEBB, et al,
Defendant(s).

NOTICE OF RESCHED-
ULED FORECLOSURE
SALE

NOTICE IS HEREBY
GIVEN pursuant to an Or-
der Rescheduling Foreclo-
sure Sale date May 29,
2008 and entered in Case
NO 2006-438-CA of the
Circuit Court of the FOUR-
TEENTH Judicial Circuit in
and for GULF County, Flor-
ida wherein AURORA
LOAN SERVICES, LLC, is
the Plaintiff and JOHN C.
WEBB; DAVID J KOHS;
UNITED STATES OF
AMERICA; are the Defend-
ants, I will sell to the high-
est and best bidder for
cash at LOBBY OF THE
GULF COUNTY COURT-
HOUSE at 11:00 AM, on
the 26th day of June,
2008, the following de-
scribed property as set
forth in said Final Judg-
ment:

BEGIN AT A FOUND
ONE-HALF INCH IRON
ROD (NO IDENTIFICA-
TION) MARKING THE
NORTHEAST CORNER OF
LOT 45, SAN BLAS ES-
TATES, A SUBDIVISION
AS PER MAP OR PALT
THEREOF RECORDED IN
PLAT BOOK 3, PAGES 20
THROUGH 22 OF THE
PUBLIC RECORDS OF
GULF COUNTY FLORIDA
(IRON ROD ALSO BEING
ON THE WESTERLY
RIGHT OF WAY OF
COUNTY ROAD NO. 30-E)
AND RUN THENCE
SOUTH 70 DEGREES 18
MINUTES 58 SECONDS
WEST ALONG THE
NORTHERN BOUNDARY
OF SAID LOT 45 FOR
108.53 FEET TO A FOUND
ONE-HALF INCH IRON
ROD AND CAP NO. 4889
MARKING THE INTER-
SECTION OF SAID
NORTHERN BOUNDARY
WITH THE FLORIDA DE-
PARTMENT OF NATURAL
RESOURCES COASTAL
CONSTRUCTION CON-
TROL LINE 0 AS RE-
CORDED FEBRUARY 05,
1986 IN MISC. PLAT
BOOK 1, PAGE 12, 1-13
OF THE PUBLIC REC-
ORDS OF GULF COUNTY
FLORIDA; THENCE CON-
TINUE SOUTH 70 DE-
GREES 16 MINUTES 58
SECONDS WEST ALONG
SAID NORTHERN
BOUNDARY FOR 106.57
FEET TO A FOUND 5/8
INCH IRON ROD (NO
IDENTIFICATION)
(REFERENCE CORNER);
THENCE CONTINUE
SOUTH 70 DEGREES 18
MINUTES 58 SECONDS
WEST ALONG SAID
NORTHERN BOUNDARY
FOR 118.21 FEET TO THE
MEAN HIGH WATER LINE
OF THE GULF OF MEX-
ICO, LOCATED AT ELEVA-
TION 1.00 NGVD 29, ON
THE 13TH DAY OF
MARCH 2003, THENCE
SOUTH 29 DEGREES 22
MINUTES 20 SECONDS
EAST ALONG SAID MEAN
HIGH WATER UNE FOR
34.69 FEET; THENCE
LEAVING SAID MEAN
HIGH WATER LINE RUN
THENCE NORTH 76 DE-
GREES 22 MINUTES 20
SECONDS EAST FOR
119.01 FEET TO A SET
ONE HALF INCH IRON
ROD AND CAP LB0732
(REFERENCE): THENCE
CONTINUE NORTH 76
DEGREES 22 MINUTES 20
SECONDS EAST FOR
94.62 FEET TO A SET
ONE HALF INCH IRON
ROD AND CAP LB0732,
THENCE NORTH 69 DE-
GREES 21 MINUTES 12
SECONDS EAST FOR
115.07 FEET TO A SET
ONE HALF INCH IRON
ROD AND CAP LB0732
ON THE SAID WESTERLY
RIGHT OF WAY OF
COUNTY ROAD NO. 30-E;
THENCE NORTH 19 DE-
GREES 42 MINUTES 18
SECONDS WEST ALONG
SAID WESTERLY RIGHT
OF WAY FOR 54.80 FEET
TO THE POINT OF BEGIN-
NING

A/K/A 4011 CAPE SAN
BLAS ROAD, PORT SAINT
JOE, FL 32456

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

WITNESS MY HAND and
the seal of this Court on
June 2, 2008.
Rebecca L. Norris
Clerk of the Circuit Court

/s/Jasmine Hysmith
Deputy Clerk

Publish June 12 & 19,
2008



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

CASE NO.:
23-2008-CA-000071
CIVIL DIVISION


S 1100

HSBC BANK USA, N.A.,
Plaintiff,
vs.
BARBARA J. PALMER
A/K/A BARBARA JO
PALMER, et al,
Defendants.

NOTICE OF ACTION
TO:
BARBARA J. PALMER
A/K/A BARBARA JO
PALMER
LAST KNOWN ADDRESS:
12781 NW 93RD LN,
CHIEFLAND, FL 32626
ALTO ATTEMPTED SERV-
ICE AT: 317 CANAL
STREET, PORT SAINT
JOE, FL 32456 and 1739
KATHRYN DR., TALLA-
HASSEE, FL 32308
CURRENT RESIDENCE IS
UNKNOWN
KAY EUBANKS
LAST KNOWN ADDRESS:
1739 KATHRYN DR.,
TALLAHASSEE, FL 32308
ALSO ATTEMPTED SERV-
ICE AT: 317 CANAL ST.,
PORT SAINT JOE, FL
32456 and 12781 NW
93RD LN., CHIEFLAND, FL
32626
CURRENT RESIDENCE IS
UNKNOWN

YOU ARE NOTIFIED that
an action for Foreclosure
of Mortgage on the follow-
ing described property:
LOT 7 AND 9, BLOCK 7,
PORT ST. JOE BEACH
UNIT 1, ACCORDING TO
HE MAP OR PLAT
THEREOF, AS RE-
CORDED IN THE PUBLIC
RECORDS OF GULF
COUNTY, FLORIDA.

has been filed against you
and you are required to
serve a copy of your writ-
ten defenses, if any, to it,
on Marshall C. Watson,
RA., Attorney for Plaintiff,
whose address is 1800
NW 49th STREET; SUITE
120, FT. LAUDERDALE FL
33309 on or before July
14, 2008, a date which is
within thirty(30) days after
the first publication of this
Notice in The Star and file
the original with the Clerk
of this Court either before
service on Plaintiff's attor-
ney or immediately there-
after; otherwise a default
will be entered against you
for the relief demanded in
the complaint.

In accordance with the
Americans with Disabilities
Act of 1990 (ADA), disa-
bled persons who, be-
cause of their disabilities,
need special accommo-
dation to participate in this
proceeding should contact
the ADA Coordinator at
1000 5th Street, Port St.
Joe, FL 32456 or Tele-
phone (850) 229-6113
prior to such proceeding.

WITNESS my hand and
the seal of this Court this
2nd day of June, 2008.

Rebecca Norris
As Clerk of the Court

/s/Jasmine Hysmith
As Deputy Clerk

Publish June 12 & 19,
2008



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

CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO.:
23-2008-CA-000210

DIVISION:

HSBC MORTGAGE SER-
VICES INC,
Plaintiff,
vs.
JOHN EDWARD RAY, et
al,
Defendant(s).

NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: JOHN EDWARD RAY
LAST KNOWN ADDRESS:
2101 LONG AVENUE
PORT SAINT JOE, FL
32456
CURRENT ADDRESS:
UNKNOWN
TO: MARGARET E. RAY
LAST KNOWN ADDRESS&
2101 LONG AVENUE
PORT SAINT JOE, FL
32456
CURRENT ADDRESS:
UNKNOWN

ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN
PARTIES CLAIMING BY,
THROUGH, UNDER, AND
AGAINST THE HEREIN
NAMED INDIVIDUAL
DEFENDANTS) WHO ARE
NOT KNOWN TO BE
DEAD OR ALIVE,
WHETHER SAID UN-
KNOWN PARTIES MAY
CLAIM AN INTEREST AS
SPOUSE, HEIRS, DEVI-
SEES, GRANTEES, OR
OTHER CLAIMANTS

LAST KNOWN ADDRESS:
UNKNOWN
CURRENT ADDRESS:
UNKNOWN

YOU ARE HEREBY NOTI-
FIED that an action to fore-
close a mortgage on the
following property in GULF
County Florida:

LOT ONE (1), BLOCK 109,
ST. JOSEPH'S ADDITION,
UNIT NO. SEVEN (7), TO
THE CITY OF PORT ST.
JOE, FLORIDA.

has been filed against you
and you are required to
serve a copy of your writ-
ten defenses within 30
days after the first publica-
tion, if any, on Florida De-


1100
fault Law Group, RL.
Plaintiff's attorney, whose
address is 9119 Corporate
Lake Drive, Suite 300,
Tampa, Florida 33634, and
file the original with this
Court either before service
on Plaintiff's attorney or im-
mediately thereafter; other-
wise a default will be en-
tered against you for the
relief demanded in the
Complaint or petition.
This notice shall be pub-
lished once each week for
two consecutive weeks in
The Star.
WITNESS my hand and
the seal of this Court on
this 4th day of June, 2008.

Rebecca L. Norris,
Clerk of the Court

/s/Jasmine Hysmith
As 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 12 & 19.
2008



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

CIVIL DIVISION

CASE NO. 08-213CA

AMERICAN HOME MORT-
GAGE SERVICING, INC.,
Plaintiff,
vs.
KENNETH CROWDER
A/K/A KENNETH L.
CROWDER, SR.; THE UN-
KNOWN SPOUSE OF
KENNETH CROWDER
A/K/A KENNETH L.
CROWDER, SR.; LINDA
CROWDER A/K/A LINDA
C. CROWDER; THE UN-
KNOWN SPOUSE OF
LINDA CROWDER A/K/A
LINDA C. CROWDER; IF
LIVING, INCLUDING ANY
UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF
SAID DEFENDANTSS, IF
REMARRIED, AND IF DE-
CEASED, THE RESPEC-
TIVE UNKNOWN HEIRS,
DEVISEES, GRANTEES,
ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS,
LIENORS, AND TRUS-
TEES, AND ALL OTHER
PERSONS CLAIMING BY
THROUGH, UNDER OF
AGAINST THE NAMED
DEFENDANTSS; UN-
KNOWN TENANT #1;
UNKNOWN TENANT #2;
Defendant(s).

NOTICE OF ACTION

TO: KENNETH CROWDER
A/K/A KENNETH L.
CROWDER, SR.; THE UN-
KNOWN SPOUSE OF
KENNETH CROWDER
A/K/A KENNETH L.
CROWDER ST.; LINDA
CROWDER A/K/A LINDA
C. CROWDER; THE UN-
KNOWN SPOUSE OF
LINDA CROWDER A/K/A
LINDA C. CROWDER; IF
LIVING, INCLUDING ANY
UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF
S A I D
DEFENDANT(DEFEN-
DANT(S), IF REMARRIED,
A N D
IF DECEASED, THE RE-
SPECTIVE UNKNOWN
HEIRS, DEVISEES,
GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES,
CREDITORS, LIENORS,
AND TRUSTEES, AND ALL
OTHER PERSONS CLAIM-
ING BY THROUGH, UN-
DER OR AGAINST THE
N A M E D
DEFENDANT(DEFEN-
DANT(S);

Whose residence are/is
unknown.

YOU ARE HEREBY re-
quired to file your answer
or written defenses, if any,
in the above proceeding
with the Clerk of this Court,
and to serve a copy
thereof upon the plaintiff's
attorney, whose name and
address appears hereon,
within thirty days of the
first publication of this No-
tice, the nature of this pro-
ceeding being a suit for
foreclosure of mortgage
against the following de-
scribed property, to wit:

A PORTION OF LOTS 9
AND 10, BLOCK E,
MONEY BAYOU SUBDIVI-
SION, ACCORDING TO
THE PLAT THEREOF, AS
RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 1, PAGE 49, OF
THE PUBLIC RECORDS
OF GULF COUNTY FLOR-
IDA AND BEING MORE
PARTICULARLY DE-
SCRIBED AS FOLLOWS:

COMMENCE AT THE
NORTHEAST CORNER OF
SAID LOT 9; THENCE
SOUTH 07 DEGREES
20'00" WEST 70.00 FEET
LONG THE EAST LINE OF
SAID LOT 9 TO ,THE
SOUTHEAST CORNER OF
SAID LOT 9; THENCE
ALONG THE SOUTH LINE
OF BLOCK E, NORTH 82
DEGREES 50'00" WEST
52.50 FEET; THENCE
NORTH 07 DEGREES
20'00" EAST 70.00 FEET
TO A POINT ON THE
NORTH LINE OF SAID
BLOCK E; THENCE
ALONG SAID NORTH LINE
SOUTH 82 DEGREES
50'00" EAST 52.50 TO THE
POINT OF BEGINNING.
A/K/A
144 MONEY BAYOU
DRIVE I PASS
PORT SAINT JOE, FL


1100
32456

If you fail to file your an-
swer or written defenses in
the above proceeding, on
plaintiff's attorney, a de-
fault will be entered
against you for the relief
demanded in the Com-
plaint or Petition.

DATED at GULF County
this 9th day of June, 2008.

Clerk of the Circuit Court

/s/Jasmine Hysmith
Deputy Clerk

In accordance with the
American with Disabilities
Act of 1990, persons need-
ing a special accommo-
dation to participate in this
proceeding should contact
the ASA Coordinator no
later than seven (7) days
prior to the proceedings. If
hearing impaired, please
call (800) 955-9771 (TDD)
or (800) 955-8770 (voice),
via Florida Relay Seivice.

Publish June 19 & 26,
2008


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

CASE NO. 08-32 PR
IN PROBATE

IN RE: The Estate of
JACQUE PRICE
deceased.

NOTICE TO CREDITORS

TO ALL PERSONS HAV-
ING CLAIMS OR DE-
MANDS AGAINST THE
ABOVE ESTATE:

The administration of the
estate of JACQUE PRICE,
deceased, File Number
08-32 PR is pending in the
Circuit Court for Gulf
County, Florida, Probate
Division, the address of
which is Gulf County,
Courthouse, Probate DiviM-
sion, 1000 Cecil G. Costin,
Sr. Boulevard, Port St.
Joe, FL 32456. The name
and address of the per-
sonal representative and
that personal
representative's attorney
are set forth below.

ALL INTERESTED PER-
SONS ARE NOTIFIED
THAT:

All creditors of the dece-
dent an other persons hav-
ing claims or demands
against decedent's estate
on whom a copy of this
notice is served within
three months after the date
of the first publication of
this notice must file their
claims with this Court
WITHIN THE LATER OF
THREE MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE OR THIRTY DAYS
AFTER THE DATE OF
SERVICE OF A COPY OF
THIS NOTICE ON THEM.

All other creditors of the
decedent and persons
having claims or demands
against the estate of the
decedent must file their*
claims with this Court
WITHIN THREE MONTHS
AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE.

ALL CLAIMS AND DE-
MANDS NOT SO FILED
WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED.

The date of the first publi-
cation of this Notice is
June 19, 2008.

/s/THOMAS S. GIBSON
RISH, GIBSON, SCHOLZ,
& GROOM, RA.
116 Sailor's Cove Drive
RO. Box 39
Port St. Joe, Florida 32457
(850) 229-8211
ATTORNEY FOR PER-
SONAL REPRESENTA-
TIVE
FL BAR NO. 0350583

/s/JOHN C. PRICE, JR.
2821 Gulf Winds Court
Oviedo, FL 32765
PERSONAL REPRESENT-
ATIVE

Publish June 19 & 26,
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


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Township 4 South, Range Name in which assessed: property described In such HUGE YARD SALE! Food Service/Hospitality POSTAL & GOVT JOB
10West, Le-ssthatportion Mary Ann Harrell certificate will be sold to Multi-Family sale: An- INFO FOR SALE?
deeded in Book 17, Page All of said property being the highest bidder in the tiques, furniture, Someth- Servers,
466, Public Records of in Gulf County, State of front Lobby of the Gulf ing for Everyone. Money Bartenders Medical/Health Mexico Beach 3 br, 1.5 ba Cape Plantation
Gulf County, Florida. Florida. Unless such cer- County Courthouse, 1000 Bayou, ', mi for Indian Bartenders,t n Cottage, 54 Azalea Dr. Air Park ts F
Name in which assessed: tificate shall be redeemed Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., Pass Raw Bar. 192 Griffin Cooks, MEDICAL $750mo. Email:tallyman@ Air Park Lots For
Betty McCoy, Trustee according to law, the Port St. Joe, Florida at Avenue, off Lee Road. Sat Hostesses, OSITIONS embarqmail.com or (850) Sale
All of said property being property described in such 11:00 AM, E.D.T., June 21st, 8:30am-? You NEVER have to pay 681-1981 Two adjacent pine lots on
in Gulf County, State of certificate will be sold to Wednesday, the 16th day- ., Dishwashers, The Bridge at Bay St. Joe for information about beautiful Plantation Dr in
Florida, Unless such car- the highest bidder in the of July, 2008. JJ: Wewahitchka, 211 Prep Cooks is a progressive company federal or postal jobs. If New 3 br 2 ba cottage Port St. Joe. Lot #'s 5 & 6
accordicateshg to law, the Cofronty Courthouse, 1000 June, 2008. Gaskin Sawmill Subdivi- Clark & Blake Brennan's looking for individuals who you see a job style home, in new quietacrossthe street from run-
School of Fish at Wind have compassion for the "guarantee", contact the neighborhood in way. About 110'x110'.
property described in such Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., sion, Saturday 7:00 am Mark Beach in Port St. Joe elderly and are ready to FTC. cul-d-sac. Near new hos- all eff8137709372
certificate will be sold to Port St. Joe, Florida at REBECCA L. NORRIS A 2:00 pm Apply in person, Wind take a revolutionary ap- The Federal Trade pital, rent is$1200mo call Jeff 813-770-9372
the highest bidder in the 11:00 AM, E.D.T, Wednes- CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT Garage Sale Mark Beach, 101 Good roach to healthcare. Our Commission 850-340-1334. Cape Plantation
front Lobby of the Gulf day, the 2nd day of July, COURT Baby to Adult Clothing; Morning St., Suite 103, or 120-bed long-term care fa- is America's consumer .. Lot
County Courthouse, 1000 2008. Dated this 30th day GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA I Baby Toys, Carseat, forward resumes to cility has the following po- protection agency. Lot
Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., of May, 2008. 1Stroller, Playpen, Sw- ekrepps@royalbrestau- sitions open: Scheduler, 112x112, "x" zone. $84K
Port St. Joe, Florida at BY: Donna L. Ray ing, Outdoor Gym; I rants.com full-time and PRN Certi- www.ftc.gov/jobscams 6170 obo Call 850-227-5596
11:00 AM, E.D.T., REBECCA L. NORRIS Deputy Clerk Household Goods and fied Nursing Assistants 1-877-FTC-HELP ------------
Wednesday, the 25th day CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT I Decorations; Furniture I (evenings and nights), and For Rent, 14x70 Mobile
of June, 2008. Dated COURT Publish: 06/19/08, -- ... ....- a full-time 3-11 RN Super- A public service I Home, 2 br, 2 ba CH&A,
this 27th day of May, GULF COUNTY FLORIDA 06/26/08, 07/03/08, KK: Port St. Joe 3109 visor. Benefits (based on message from the FTC I at Simmons Bayou.
2008. 07/10/08 Garrision Ave Sat June status) include options for: and The News Herald Call 850-229-6495 Overstreet. 1/V2 acre +.
BY: Donna L. Ray 21st 7am-Noon Yard Sale Lady in Port St. Joe, look- Flexible scheduling, medi- Classified Advertising -- -- -- paved roads, un-restricted,
REBECCA L NORRIS DeputyClerk Ad#2008-60 ing will like to be elderly cal/ dental/ vision insur- Department near intercoastal waterway
CLERK OF THE CIRCUfT h C-erk A# KK: St Joe Beach, 8006 sitter Call 850-229-8676 ance, short/long-term disa- FS ALE_ boat launch. starting at
COURT Publish:6/05/08, 06/12/08, NOTICE OF APPLICA-day only 8:00 AM 4:00bility, life insurance, paid | 7100 $30K. Pelican Walk Real
GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA 06/19/08, 06/26/08 TION FOR TAX DEED P Time to clean out the Logistics/Transportation time off, 401(k) pjan, uni-71, 0_ Estate Call 850-647-2473
B D a RN C H E Timeti c leanthform allowance, tuition re-11_ _
BY: Donna L. Ray NOTICE IS HEREBY Teddy Bears to a Driver Trainees imbursement, and shift dif- |-5100
Deputy Clerk GIVEN that MTAG for Am- mini-bike. Early birds pay terential. Please contact
Publish: 5/29/08 06/05/08 NOTICE OF APPLICA- Asset Mmt the mini-bike. Early birds pay NEEDED HumanResources at 220 Vending Routes Great 3 br 3 ba Florida room, 1
06/12/08, 06/19/08 TION FOR TAX DEED holder of the following Tax double No CDL? No Probleml Ninth Street Port St. Joe, eqiup & locations. Local. acre in Tarpon Shores-
Certificate, has filed said Port St. Joe 2071 Cty Rd Earn up to $900/wk. FL 32456 (850) 229-8244 Financing available. EastPoint. Approx 2300sq
_NOTICE IS HEREBY certificate for a tax deed to C30, 6/21- 9am-12pm Home Fax: (850) 229-1042. Se- $12K+ many options. ft great family home, pos-
GIVEN that MTAG for Col- be issued thereon. The (Simmons Bayou). Annual weekends with TMC. renity HealthCARE, LLC is 877-843-8726 Tom. sible owner finance, call
NOdoTICE OF APPLAsset Mgmt the certificate number and spring clean yard sale! Com- an Equal Opportunity Em- (BO02002-037) 334-805-3136.
NOTICE OF APPLCA- holder of the following Tax year of issuance, the de- Something for everyone pany endorsed CDLTrain- plyer for a Drug-Free
TIONFOR TAX DEED Certificate, has fled sai scription of the property, ing 1-866-280-5309 Workplace. C O NA
NOTICE IS HER certificate for a tax deed to and the names in which it WeblD#33992307 WeblD#33995173 81 Atique & Collectbles
GIVEN that Katherine J. be issued thereon. The was assessed are as fol- I61OO 81100- Cars
GiVEN threat Kithern J Bcertificate number and lowsl-: 3300 S1 8120- SprtsUtlityVahi
year of issuance, the de- Mo0 squito
lowing Tax Certificate, has scription of the property Mosquito relief at hand. I 8130- Trucks
ilowedng Tax Ccertificate fora an of t Certificate No.: 421 Mosquito magnet liberty e aMINI SOlAGE City of 8140- Vans
tax deed to be issued was assessed are as fol- Application No.: 2008-9 for sale. Very effective way Administrative/Clerical Oort St. Joe: 81 0- otommercales
thereon. The certificate lows: Year of Issuance: 2006 to kill mosquitos. Will in- B business Office 0 Home is a must set. J oe: 8170 Moto Partcycles
number and year of issu- R.E. No.: 04915-000R clude propane tank and Receptionist BusinessOficeear old home foris a must sale byTwo 8170 Auto Parts
Rnumbeonr an yea o iom a t.orn Plea by: t&Accessories
the property, and the Application No.: 20087 Description of Property: stances, $225 bo. A new Real Estate Oice- 229owner 3br, 2ba, approx. 8220- Personal Watercraft
names in which it was as Year of Issuance: -2006 CITY OF PORT ST JOE N one costs over $500. Call PSJ Marinagmeil inedw8230 boat
sessed are as foows: R.E. No.: 06090000R OF LOT 3 ORB 356/300 FR 7 3The St. Joe Company is nursing facility in Pot St age, on .33 acres. Home is Supplies
SEYMOUR ORB 367/705 seeking a Receptionist Joe, Florida is offering a located in a quiet neigh- 8310 Aircraft/Aviation
ccatnNo.12008- 4 Description SUP o N FR MESSER MAP 50A BLK Ito provide supportteol uunique opportunity for a bFrheod w/ friendly neigh- 8320T- ATV/Ot Road Vehicles
YeariofIssuance 2005- TMADDOX SUBDIVISION 39 Iour Real Estate Sales full-time experienced LTC FOR RENT bors. Homeowners are 83308 Campers & Trailers
Year of Issuance: 2005 TO OAK GROVE PB 1 PG 39 Office located at the professional Business Of- motivated to sell! Asking 8340- Motorhomes
R.E. No. 02501-000R 27 LOTS 17, 18, 19, 20, 21 Name in which assessed: Prt St. Joe Marina. Will fice Manager to join a rev- 850 sq. ft. warehouse rice: $155,000. Address:
Description of Property: & 22 ORB 261/491 FR Scott Seymour |e required to organize iolutionary team. Manage- w/office in Port St. Joe. 110 Bridgeport Ln. Please


Guf County, Florida.327/199 C All of said property being c r multi-task byes an- rial experience, commit PACE FOR queries call Brenda 850- w/great gas mileage.
FR ANDRYName in which assessed oun State o f ot L f te G r managing the davtou Medicare, Medicaid, pri- 647-3228 Can be purchased for10
Lot 34, Block B, Williams FRLANDRY BLK A MAP cer County to E da operation noft vate insurance, tA/R, RENT M less than $11K. Pick
burg, Gulf County, Floririda. Unless such c4100r- greeting individualssful and advanced customerputervice for further information price & payment.
i a Gulf County, or and re- tA tificate shall be redeemed .. handling administrative focus, strong organiza- Call 814-7400 ftfsore rk a information
corded in Plst Book 1, Name in which assessed:r according to law, the 4100- Help Wanted duties, such as filing, tional skills, communica- Home on .25 acres in4 0 -
Page 3, Pslat Recordso of C he seu property described in such 413 -Employment faxing, coordinatingde- tion and problem solving White City. 360 Beatty Ave.
certificate ll orbe sold to Couharles S. Seymou r secertiicate will be sold to Informate lude weecopyng, ord Please a must Impeccable NEW OFFICE Sale p3 br, 2 ba.$69,999 ob. n-rkshp, 30 Cars
Nathe in which assessed bidder in the Costin, Sr Blvd., property being the highest bidder in the SeSng office supplies and billing experience with quiries call Brenda 85- yrd. /great gas mileage.
Sin Gulf County, State front Lobby of the Gulf managing the ay-to- Medicare, Medicaid, pri- SPA FOR 647-3228 an be purchased for
00S A Flori dat Uness such car- County Courthouse, 1000 fy---- ,day operationsoftheof- vale insurance, rAr Nr RENT less than $11K. Pick
All of said property being redicate shall be Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., 4 3LUU ice. The successful I and advanced computer your price & payment.
f oty redeemed according to Port St. Joe, Florida at I candidates will possess skills are vital. The Bridge Beautiful Good, bad & ugly credit
in Gulf Couesday, the of25th day Dethepropertyde- puty Clerk SeAMcuritE.D.T, y/P an outgoing personality at Bay St.Drug-Free offerskplace sq store k. Call Jeffrey Gainer
-tificate shall be redeemed scribed in such certificate Wednesday, the 16th day Position is seasonal, competitive benefits pack- mericas Honeyvlle: 3 br, 2 ba 3/4 850-866-1867/dr
according to law, the will be sold to the of July, 2008. B dg Const/Skilled Trades through September and age including medical/ front fice acre, Shed/carport, $72K
Highest bidder in the front Dated20086 this 13th day of will r equre a varied, I dentalvision, PTO, 401(k), on desirable Mexico Beach: New 2 or 3
Lobby of the C lf Cownty June, 2008. Concrete flexible schedule to in- and bonus opportunities. Reid Ave. br TH. Beg. @ 189,900K
certificate will be sold to Courthouse 1000 Cecil G. ude weekends. Please contact Human Re- Listed at below 3 br, 2 be..6 acre, wrkshp,
the highest bidder in the Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port St. REBECCA L. NORRS Finishers & Sources at 22 NinthStreet Boat strg, fenced b'yrd. Honda Civic EX '06.-
fro06/05/0nt Lobby of the Gulf Joe Florid a at 11:00 AM, ndCLERK OF THE CIRCUIT Laborers IFax your resume to: Port St. Joe, FL 32456 Ph: market rate. new windows, fresh paint, 4-oor, extra ocean, low
County.Couthu, 1000Blvd ., Wednesday. the COURT 1* (850) 231-6595 or 850-229-8244 Fax: 850- Contact $275K low mileage, like bran new
0619/08 tor an Closing date is INTERVIEW NeededI 2 nt eO-lmata frg / Ch&a.
AD#Port St. Joe 2008-50 GULF COUNTe 23 2008. FLORIDA more Monstemail to 229-1042. Serenity Health- Becky Harper Beacon Hill: 3 br, 2 ba, for $13K. Contact Jusin
NODated this 13th day of BY Donna L. Ray 229-6525 or 653 7352a professional tant. We are goff@enoeom CARE, C is an Equal atS shed. 2 lots, $250k. Davis 850-763- / d
OR11:00 AM, DEED GIVEN t MTAG for Pubsh June 19,June, 2008.emploOpportunity Employer for 850-227- 9449 S t. Joe Beach: Nice853/
Wednesday, the 25thdaye r of the following Tax PUBLIC NOTICE This is a FREE Srvice!a Drug-Free Workplace homes staying a7110
IVof Junethat Mal2008. D ated t his REBECCA L. NORRIS Publish: 06/19/08, Chief of Police Salary Pr-employment WeblD#33995172 $173,900
27the holder of the followinMay certificate for a tax deed to The Gulf CountyCIRCUIT06/26/08, 07/03/08, $50,000-$60,000 annuallytch is Drug Screen Required -stop job- - - Gulf Ai: 5 br, 3 b, pt
deed to be issued thereon year of issuance, the de- ular Meeting from Tues- extensive contacts, we COURTcan show your /08yard, HUD accpt avail 2 LOTS 110 x 121.46 x 02. Power windows/lo beach, pool, tennis,
The certificate number and scription of the property, day, June 24(D 2008 to E) The uechan In- job seeker profile to NURSE $575mo +300 dep Call 11Mni369,900.28 x 148.84 Beautiful & SaturnSLe, Cd player'02.
CLyear of issuance, the de- and the names in which it riMonday, June 23, 2008 a b ofile t hundreds of top local 509-2460. Buying or Selling 45mpg e,

















scriOtion of the property was assessed are as fol- 9:00 a.m., E.T., in their jon seeker pr o employers in 300 job The Gulf County Health heated and cooled. House $9,995. Charles @ 850-
and the names in which lows: meeting room at the Rob- hundreds of top local categories. Let us find Department has one openPelican is 4 yrs old Four bed- 258-4673-dor, great shape.
COURT GULF COUN Deputy Clerk Now Accepting Bids categories. Let us find your skills, experience Service Registered Nurse Executive 3 br, 2 ba, W&D, Room. The house and rec-Financing avail.









Certificate No 328 Year of Issuance: 2006 plex in Port St. Joe, Flor- your skills, experience Variable hours; Annual pool, tennis court, private bedroomshave been ce- r 82
Application No 2008-6 R.E. No.: 05286- R ida. and preference. Ray Publish: 06/19/08 NOW North Florida Child Devel-$25,774.06 -beach, petsant a fast-paced, r$925 ram ictiled 850-258-4673/dr.
Deputy Clerk 06/26/08. 07/03/08, opment, Inc. is currently Mt .|warding career with op-i Sale or Lease
Year0710/08 seeking bids on a 1996 follow portunty for growthing mo. (850) 832-9702 Mexico Bch No smk/pets,
R.E. No. 03593-001R Desription of Property: BOARD OF COUNTY The Bridge at Bay St.- stay, 2baMHw/letely tiled
Descrition06/05/08, 06/12/08 of Pro ST. JOSEPH008-59 and a 1994 Chevrolet As INTERVIEW NOW poIEWon quired; Benefits Assignto offer you Climate andlk throughout, disheat pump
06/19/08 NT 1 LOT 1 & 2 O r Van. Closing date is INTERVfoIEW NOWg Dental training to become a on-Clmate fridge, W/D, Ch&a
AD#t Thirteen2008-50June 23(132008. For more poitioMonster Match Cerified Nursing Asss- Control Sorage $295,500 or consider Bennin



















sion, including that parcel 8E man cooks, Chefs & HplohtreaAssisn9 more Information, contact Aac ol C tion room 16 x 24 with cy- Pontoon Boat
NOTICE OF APPLICA- information please contact Monster Match assigns a professional tent. We are offering a Units serious offers. $1000 me +
of land lying between L TION FOR TAX DEED Gerald Thompson at (850) assigns a professional to handmatch each free C.N.A. evening tV soragne utilities. 803-604-0289wood on the ceiling SUV ithr
Thirteen (13) and U Name in which assessed: /s/Rebecca Nor639508014 to hand-match each job seeker with each class from 227-1276, ext 149 Refer 23rd a office space 803-397-4869and walls, tiled. Outside
NOTICE OF APPLICA- NOTICE IS HEREBY job seeker with each employer. d| P estoa Jau n 27hber ci a p b b s o sK wrmty $17 ,900. M e__.2
TION FOR TAX DEED GIVEN that MTAG for Coel- Publish June 19, 2008 employer. 6400-8ecall Marcia t0 $0 mo fsx2B$h7n900.D
rdo Asset Mgmt the This is a FREE Service! I Dickey at 850-229-8244 1RO .--tivatedl 850-899-00331 Dir
NOTICE IS HEREBY holder of the following Tax PUBLIC NOTICE This is a FREE Service! if you are Interested.
GIVEN that Malbec II LLC Certificate, has filed said Monster Match is yourA q Wbl' 8 3232net al an
the holder of the following certificate for a tax deemed to The Gulf Cer Match is you Bar c free, Opporone-stp job- tunity/Affirmative ing over all doors, fence
Tax Certificate, has filed be issued thereon. The County Commissioners free, one-stop job- search resource. With Medical/Healthcare3 br apart in Lanark Vii- 4105th St. Mexico Beach
said certificate for a tax certificate number and has rescheduled their Reg- search resource. With our extensive contacts,
deed to be issued thereon year of issuance, the d- ular Meeting from Tues-REGISTERED.Emerad pharmacy for assistance, contact: Covered porch, small FL 4 BLOCKS TOcan email pic- CH, Chevrolet Avalanche Z66
The certificate number and scripton of the property, day, June 24, 2008 to our extensive contacts, we can show your 8775627287 a a room, ilLOS uthor
year of issuance, the de- and the names in which t Monday, June 23, 2008, at we can shnd jo b seeker profile to NURSE yard, HUD accept avail 2 LOTS 110 x 121.46 02. Power windows/ locksin













OLD MAIDS Beach Beauty in a STEAD IS ALSO FOR listed above to ranin travel with fun 509-2460. Beach H house, 1935 sq.ft. alloy wheelsvo 1/, twcabin AC, $30K.kage,
scriptn of the property, was assessed are as fol- 9:00 am., T., in their ob seeker profile to employers in 300 job The Gulf County Health heated and cooled House $9,995. Charles @ 850-
Bund the names in which t lows: meeting room at the Rob- hundreds of top local categories. Let us find Department has one open- is 4 yrs. old Four bed- 2584673 / SPECIALr
was assessed are as fol- ert M. Moore Adminisfra- employers in 300 job youajobthat matches ing for a full-time Career Gulfaire room, 2 baths. Screen
lows: Certificate No.: 429 tion Building, at the Gulf categories. Let us find your skills, experience Service Registered Nurse Executive 3 br, 2 be, W&D, Room. The house and rec-
Application No.: 2008- 8 County Courthouse Com- you a job that matches and preferences at the Pcomfort St. Joe branch garage, deck, fnced ydporch, reaction room along with all
Certificate No 328 Year of Issuance: 2006 lex in Port St. Joe, r- you servkills, experience vice of Variable hours; Annual ool, tennis court, privatnclosed 850-rooms259-4751have been c- 82ass Mari
SApplication No. 2008- 6 R.E. No.: 05286-OOR ida. and preferences. INTERVIEW NOW Salary Range $25,774.06 beach, pets okay, $925 ram ictiled. Walk-in cls
E. No. 03593006 1R Descriptiomen ofPropert BOARD OF COUNTY for the following $35,000.00; Fingerprinting me. (850) 2-9702. ets, some furniture will
ST JOSEPH ADDON CAT LOMMISSIONERS INTERVIEW NOW and Emergency Duties Re & 1 mo dep. C stay, completely tiled
NDescription of Properl tNy: OS O CO SSONEI ON quired; Benefits Assigned. 3 throughout, heat pump
UNIT 1 LOT 1 & 2 ORB GULF COUNT FLORIDA for the following Dental After-hours and weekend 1 has been salt spray 2002 22'
Lot Thirteen (13), Block Six 294/791 QC FR positions IJob Code w55 work required. Closing h dipped so no corran will e ing































SB1 White Call 227-9595 o, Seeng to fill he Assistant Executive Director position. 954-849-4247r 1-941-778-7980/7565 Call 227-6077 or 639-4166
(6), Beacon Hill Subdivi- GOMILLION MAP 50A BLK /s/ Billy E Traylor, Chair- Date: June 27, 2008. For 30 occur, attic space. Recrea Bennington
sion, including that parcel 78 man CooksChefs& H ilhCare Aissl7ants more information, contact Apalachicola Condo, tion room 16 x 24 with cy: Pontoon Boat
of land lying between Lot Bakers Cb Cde i Lesia Hathaway at (850) pll don t p wood sagen th c-
'Thirteen (13) and U.S. Name in which assessed: /s/ Rebecca Norris, Clerk 'FoodPrep 2Med7al1Recorda to Requisition Number newtile, new paint & new and walls, tiled. Outside
Highway 98, according to Sally Ann Gomillion M edical Reodet R u iocarpetile 2n e ,p show s and deep wedlO t 12
the Official PlCont Thereof on All of said property being Publish: June 19, 2008 structionTradesobCode 64003973. carpet. 2 br, 2 be, shows shower and deep well. 12
file in the Office of the in Gulf County, State ofCashiergrAlso, his person would have experience Garrison Ave., 1765sf 20 Boat shed and 12 x
Clerk of Circuit Court, Gulf Florida. Unless such cer- Ad#2008-58 Management Mrdical Teclsr,:cians An Equal checked. Call Quint at 20 Storage coveriingunit.
County, Florida. tificate shall be redeemed 8,,, Pelson &YtBa Back i job Code 56i Opportunity/Affirmative 865-693-3232. Concrete walkways, awn-
according to law, the 419M. Dishwasher Medical Therapists Action Employer. .railing along walkways
1110 _Maitred"W' Electronic ApplIcations the summer and family fully maintained and lightly
F7 o., Bartender "lusrj Only and quests, will sleep used pontoon boat with
-M-(Job Code52).. Apply at: many. 325,000.00 MUST 2002 70 HP Yamaha out-


Call 639-2119 home or "Can You Dig it" Heavy / in economic/business development, marketing or communications. living area, corner lot, or, iii
665-2588 wk, 532-9307 Equipment School. 3 week 3210 Proficiency in standard computer programs and e-mail systems is re- 2 ba. Carpeted living Sohe M age
cell LIC #ER0009863 training program. Back- Lumber quired. A bachelor's degree in marketing, business or a similar field is room, dining room, familyrete Coastal Management
hoes, Bulldozers, Track 2x4, 2x6,2x8preferred.\ room, & sun porch. Fire- LONG TERM RENTALS
hoes, Bulldozers, Track 2x4, 2x6, 2x8 P'eferred. p place in living rooom. New
hoes. Local job placement Call 850-229-1542 or Qualitied candidates who desire an exciting and challenging career CH&A, Kitchen- electric New
asst. Start digging NOW 850-832-2040 oplportunitv should submit tiseir resume electronically at wwwY ,eil1oy- range, refrigerator & dish -.......
L D N Tol-Freel 66-362-6497- 362 649, 11.,,;,,-,", ....*h."' ,i,, ahi,-Waser &,,ryeri n-,Waterside Village. Condo #300, 3br/3ba, pool.......l. &1,150
i.oA=.II,. ... i: cluded. By appt only, call Waterside illoge-Condo#300,3br/3ba, pool 1,150
Si...i ii.i.., ..i.,,,. el. 1..1. I, ..i.c 227-1286 or 227-6855.
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2007 Annual Drinking Water Quality Report

Mexico Beach Water System

We're pleased to present to you this year's Annual Water Quality Report. This report is designed to inform you about the quality water and services we deliver to you every clay. The Mexi-
co Beach report covers the period from January to December 2007. Our constant goal is to provide you with a safe and dependable supply of drinking water. We are committed to ensuring
the quality of your water. Bay County is the provider of the City's water supply. The Bay County Annual Water Quality Report is also included in this report. Once the water is received by
Mexico Beach, chlorine is reintroduced for disinfectant purposes and AquamagD is added for iron sequestration.

Surface Water Source
Deer Point Reservoir was created in 1961 to provide a freshwater source for Bay County. The water is pumped several miles to the Bay County Water Treatment Plant. The Plant uses a
conventional treatment process consisting of coagulation, flocculation, sedimentation, filtration, pH adjustment, disinfection, fluoridation and corrosion control. The treatment process in-
cludes adding lime occasionally to provide additional alkalinity to the raw water so that it can react with the primary coagulating chemical ferric sulfate, which is added to remove particles
and organic. Polymer is also added to assist in the coagulation process. Chlorine is added to maintain disinfection in the distribution system. The addition of zinc orthophosphate reduces
the corrosiveness of the water. Fluoride, in the form of hydrolluosilicic acid, is added as a supplement to prevent tooth decay. Lime is also added at the end of the process to increase the
pH. These processes are needed to meet the drinking water standards as set by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Florida Department of Environmental
Protection (FDEP).

Source Water Assessment Plan and Water Quality Monitoring
In July 2005 the Department of Environmental Protection performed a Source Water Assessment on Bay County's system. The assessment was conducted to provide information about any
potential sources of contamination in the vicinity of Bay County Surface Water intake. The surface water system is considered to be at high risk because of the many potential sources of
contamination present in the assessment area. The assessment results are available on the FDEP Source Water Assessment and Protection Program website at www.dep.state.fl.us/swapp or
they can be obtained from Bay County Utility Services by calling 872-4785.

If you have any questions about this report or concerning your water utility, please contact Mary Leonard at (850)-648-3002. We encourage our valued customers to be informed about their
water utility. If you want to learn more about our utilities, please contact the Public Works Department at (850) 648-5700 or you may attend one of our regular monthly Council meetings,
held the second Tuesday of each month at 7:00pm CST in the Mexico Beach Civic Center.
The City of Mexico Beach routinely monitors for contaminants in your drinking water according to Federal and State laws, rules, and regulations. Except where indicated otherwise, this
Mexico Beach report is based on the results of our monitoring for the period of January 1st to December 31, 2007.
As authorized and approved by EPA, the State has reduced monitoring requirements for certain contaminants to less often than once per year because the concentrations of these contami-
nants are not expected to vary significantly from year to year. Some of our data though representative, is more than one year old.

In the table below you will find terms and abbreviations you might not be familiar with. To help you better understand these terms we've provided the following definitions:

Maximum Contaminant Level or MCL: The highest level of a contaminant that is allowed in drinking water. MCLs are set as close to the MCLGs as feasible using the best available treat-
ment technology.

Maximum Contaminant Level Goal or MCLG: The level of a contaminant in drinking water below which there is no known or expected risk to health. MCLGs allow for a margin of
safety.

Non-detect or "ND" means not detected and indicates that the substance was not found by laboratory analysis.

Non applicable (N/A). Does not apply.

Action Level (AL): The concentration of a contaminant, which, if exceeded, triggers treatment or other requirements, which a water system must follow.

Parts per million (ppm) or Milligrams per liter (mg/1) one part per million corresponds to one minute in two years or a single penny in $10,000.00.

Parts per billion (ppb) or Micrograms per liter (lpg/1) one part per billion corresponds to one minute in 2,000 years or a single penny in $10,000,000.00.

Picocurie per liter (pCi/L) measure of the radioactivity in water.

Nephelometric Turbidity Unit (NTU) The measurement of the clarity of water. Turbidity in excess of 5 NTU is just noticeable to the average person.

TT (Treatment technique) Required process intended to reduce the level of a contaminant in drinking water.

MRDL (Maximum Residual Disinfectant Level) The highest level of disinfectant allowed in drinking water. There is convincing evidence that addition of a disinfectant is necessary for
control of microbial contaminants.

MRDLG (Maximum Residual Disinfectant Level Goal) The level of a drinking water disinfectant below which there is no known or expected risk to health. MRDLGs do not reflect the
benefits of the use of disinfectants to control microbial contaminants.


Water Quality Test Results.

2007 MEXICO BEACH TEST RESULTS TABLE


STAGE 1 DISINFECTANT/DISINFECTION BY-PRODUCT (D/DBP) PARAMETERS
Contaminant and Unit of Dates of MCL Level Detected Range of MCLG or MCL Likely Source of
Measurement Sampling Violation Results MRDLG or Contamination
_________ (mo/yr.) Y/N MRDL
Haloacetic Acids (five) 1/07. By-product of drinking
(HAA5) (ppb) 12/07 N 46 18-91 N/A MCL=60 water disinfection
TTHM (Total 1/07- By-product of drinking
Trihalomethanes) (ppb) 12/07 N 52 19-98 N/A MCL=80 water disinfection
1/07- MRDLG MRDL Water additive used to
Chlorine (ppm) 12/07 N 0.57 0.2-1.0 =4 =4.0 control microbes
Note: me resuiHAan me eve I .e edteu cululmareoheI ifliofS, nhazf aim t .un n annu alN .of.res..u. 5 ......ls. from


all sampling stefls.II


Water Quality Test Results
2007 BAY COUNTY RESULTS TABLE

Contaminant and Dates of MCL Violation The Highest The Lowest Monthly MCLG MCL Likely Source of
Unit of Measurement sampling Y/N Single Percentage of Samples Contamination
(mo./yr.) Measurement Meeting Regulatory
Limits
Turbidity (NTU) 12/07 N 1.48 97.8% N/A TT* Soil runoff
Turbidity .is a measure of cloudiness of the water. Monitoring turbidity is an indication of the effectiveness of the filtration system.
Turbidity can interfere with disinfection and provide a medium for microbial growth. The result in the lowest monthly percentage column
is the lowest monthly percentage of samples reported in the Monthly Operating Report meeting the required turbidity limits. *The
Treatment Technique standard is 95% of the turbidity readings must be at 0.3 NTU or less.


Contaminant and Unit of Dates of CL RLikely Source of
Measurement i M Level Rangeof MCLG MCL Contamination
sampling Violation Detected Results MCLG MCL
(mo./yr.) Y/N
INORGANIC CONTAMINANTS
Discharge of drilling wastes;
Barium (ppm) 04/07 N 0.007 NA 2 2 discharge from metal refineries;
erosion of natural deposits
Erosion of natural deposits;
Fluoride (ppm) discharge from fertilizer and
04/7 N 0.79 NA 4 4. aluminum factories. Water
additive which promotes strong
teeth when at optimum levels
between 0.7 and 1.3 ppm
Sodium (ppm) 04/07 N 14 NA N/A 160 Salt water intrusion, leaching
Sodium (ppm) 04/07 N 14 NA N/A 160 I from soil
-t-esultsnrannir, i lo a ci mii i c cvnthetiL ieu n 5romi. imoao i in diioi


** Results in the Level DIetectea column for radiological contaminants, inorganic contaminants, siyntet;uc organic contauiimnansilI inc uiIng
pesticides and herbicides, and volatile organic contaminants are the highest average at any of the sampling points or the highest detected
level at any sampling point, depending on the sampling frequency._
VOLATILE ORGANIC CONTAMINANTS
April,
September,
& N 1.43 ND-1.43 0 5 Discharge from
Dichloromethane November Pharmaceutical and
(ppb) 2007 chemical factories

TOTAL ORGANIC CARBON
Contaminant and Unit of Dates of Lowest Running
Measurement sampling TT Annual Average, Range
(mo/yr) Violation Computed of Likely Source of
Y/N Quarterly, of Monthly MCLG MCL Contamination
Monthly Removal Removal
Ratios Ratios

Total Organic Carbon Jan-Dec N 1.07 Naturally present in the
07 ND-1.92 N/A TT environment


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


Contaminants that may be present in
source water include:

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

In order to ensure that tap water is safe to
drink, EPA prescribes regulations which
limit the amount of certain contaminants
in water provided by public water sys-
tems. FDA regulations establish limits for
contaminants in bottled water, which must
provide the same protection for public
health.

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


Some people imay be more vulnerable to
contaminants in drinking water than the
general population. Immune-compro-
mised persons such as persons with cancer
undergoing chemotherapy, persons who
have undergone organ transplants, people
with HIV/AIDS or other immune system
disorders, some elderly, and infants can be
particularly at risk from infections. These
people should seek advice about drinking
water from their health care providers.
EPA/CDC guidelines on appropriate
means to lessen the risk of infection by
Cryptosporidium and other microbiblogi-


cal contaminants are available from the Safe Drinking Water Hotline (800-426-4791).

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


Crawford

From Page 1B


Motel for 25 years.
Influential


Port


St. Joe businessman
George Tapper recruit-
ed him to join the Port
St. Joe Rotary club, and
he remained with the
club even after moving
to Callaway some years
ago.
"I'm getting too old
to break in a new club,"
quipped Crawford, who
returns to Port St. Joe
every Thursday at noon
for Rotary meetings.
For six years,
Crawford has served as
the grant coordinator
for Rotary District 6940,
which encompasses all of
Northwest Florida, from
Pensacola to Chiefland.
His involvement
in Rotary humanitar-
ian projects has taken
Crawford around the
world, to destinations
like India, Costa Rica
and Jamaica.
Crawford was active-
ly involved with Rotary's
"Buffalo Project," which
distributed 50 buffaloes
among five districts in
India.
The buffalo milk pro-
vided nutrition for fami-
lies, as well as supple-
mental income.
"They could sell half
of the milk and make a
dollar a day. The women
didn't have to go to work
and the kids were able
to go to school," said
Crawford.
Crawford returned to
the same district in India
to dedicate 50 water
wells.
After observing the
long distances villag-
ers traveled to fill jars
full of drinking water,
Crawford recognized the
importance of something
most Americans take for
granted.
"I got to see how
much water wells meant
to these people. It's going
to have a tremendous
impact on their lives,"
said Crawford, who
hopes to be the district'Ai
"water coordinator" nexm
year.
In this position,
Crawford will facilitate
the building of wells in
other developing coun-
tries across the globe.
He also plans to take
an active role in a forth- 9
coming aqueduct project
in Nicaragua. $
Even with his fre-
quent globetrotting,
Crawford remains active-
ly involved with the Port
St. Joe chapter, raising
money for local projects.
The Port St. Joe
Rotary club holds the
title of the longest con-
tinuous sponsor of Boy
Scouts in the Panhandle,
having contributed funds
and support to the orga-
nization since 1941.
Beyond his humani-
tarian work, Crawford is
a model Rotarian.
When unable to make
his Thursday meeting in
Port St. Joe, Crawford
dutifully reports to a
Rotary meeting wherever
he happens to be.
His attendance has
been so perfect, in fact,
that the Port St. Joe &
Rotary Secretary has
stopped taking his make
up cards, the evidence of
his attendance at out-of-
town Rotary Clubfg
"He said, 'If you're not
here, I know you're doing


something with Rotary,'"
laughed Crawford. '
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Serving Gulf County and surrounding areas for 70 yeurs


BB Thursdav, June 19, 2008 The Star, Port St. Joe, FL Established 1937


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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 serious and
not-so-serious look at
the book of life's final
chapter. Admission is
just $10. Show times (all
CDT): June 20th 7 p.m.;
21st 7p.m.; 22nd 2 p.m.
The Tupelo is locat-
ed at 136 Hwy 22 in
Wewahitchka. For more
information or tickets go
to wwvw.TheTupelo.com
Or call 639-4848.








Jacob Jackson, Shane
McDonald, Michael Lister,
Adam Ake in ."Funeral
Crashers"









Anitra Mayhann and
Michael Lister in "The Road
Not Taken"



Art Workshops


at Barefoot


Cottages

Three Fridays .this
Sumnmer

All supplies are pro-
vided for you to create
your own acrylic painting
on 16 x 20 canvas, under
the instruction of .local
artist, Heather Parker.
Learn painting tech-
niques, socialize with
friends, and leave with
your own work of art.
References are pro-
vided,' or you can bring
photos you like and your
own ideas- everyone's
painting is an original!

Friday, June 27, 6 to
9 p.m.- Sailboats
Friday, July 25, 6 to
.9 p.m.-Beach Scene
Friday, Aug 22, 6 to 9
p.m.-Garden Flower

Register in advance
at Barefoot Cottages,
Hwy. 98 Port St. Joe.
Workshops are $40
per person, cash or
-check made payable to
"Heather Parker". Light
refreshments provided
by Barefoot Cottages.
Workshops are
held in the Community
Building on the Greens.

To register for any
workshop, contact:
Elayne Pearce, 8 a.m.
to 5 p.m. ET.
At Barefoot Cottages,
Hwy 98 between
Mexico Beach and Port
St. Joe
850-229-1350
email epearce@(
southernresorts.com

questions about
the workshop?
Contact:
Heather Parker
Visual Artist and


Instructor
Home 850-249-9295
Cell 240-625-7195
Email painterpark-
er@yahoo.com


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2007 Annual Drinking Water Quality Report

for the Bay County Wholesale Water System

Provided to buyer systems

March 12, 2008


We are pleased to present to you this year's Annual Water Quality Report. This report is designed to inform you about the quality water and services we deliver to you every day. Our
constant goal is to provide you with a safe and dependable supply of drinking water. We want you to understand the efforts we make to continually improve the water treatment process and
protect our water resources. We are committed to ensuring the quality of your water. Our water source is surface water drawn from Deer Point Reservoir.

In 2005 the Department of Environmental Protection performed a Source Water Assessment on our system. The assessment was conducted to provide information about any potential sourc-
es of contamination in the vicinity of our surface water intakes. The surface water system is considered to be at high risk because of the many potential sources of contamination present in
the assessment area. The assessment results are available on the FDEP Source Water Assessment and Protection Program website at www.dep.state.fl.us/swapp or they can be obtained from
Bay County Utility Services by calling 872-4785.

The Bay County Water Treatment Plant uses a conventional treatment process consisting of coagulation, flocculation, sedimentation, filtration, pH adjustment, disinfection, fluoridation, and
corrosion control. The treatment process includes adding lime occasionally to provide additional alkalinity to the raw water so that it can react with the primary coagulating chemical, ferric
sulfate, which is added to remove particles and organic. Polymer is also added to assist in the coagulation process. Chlorine is added to maintain disinfection in the distribution system. The
addition of zinc orthophosphate reduces the corrosiveness of the water. Fluoride, in the form of hydrolluosilicic acid, is added as a supplement to prevent tooth decay. Lime is also added
at the end of the process to increase the pH. These processes are needed to meet the drinking water standards as set by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the
Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP).

This report shows our water quality results and what they mean. If you have any questions about this report or concerning your water utility, please contact Donald Hamm, Water Division
Superintendent at 850-872-4785. We encourage our valued customers to be informed about their water utility. If you want to learn more, please attend any of our regularly schedule Bay
County Commission meetings. The meetings are scheduled the lirst and third Tuesday of each month. Public notices of the meetings are announced regularly publicizing the date, time, and
location.

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

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

Maximum Contaminant Level or MCL: The highest level of a contaminant that is allowed in drinking water. MCLs are set as close to the MCLGs as feasible using the best available treat-
ment technology.

Maximum Contaminant Level Gotl or MCLG: The level of a contaminant in drinking water below which there is no known or expected risk to health. MCLGs allow for a margin of safety.

Action Level (AL): The concentration of a contaminant which, if exceeded, triggers treatment or other requirements that a water system must follow.

Initial Distribution System Evaluation (IDSE): An important part of the Stage 2 Disinfection Byproducts Rule (DBPR). The IDSE is a one-time study conducted by water systems to iden-
tify distribution.system locations with high concentrations of trihalomethanes (THMs) and haloacetic acids (HAAs). Water systems will use results from the IDSE, in conjunction with their
Stage 1 DBPR compliance monitoring data,. to select compliance monitoring locations for the Stage 2 DBPR.

Maximum residual disinfectant level or MRDL: The highest level of a disinfectant allowed in drinking water. There is convincing evidence that addition of a disinfectant is necessary for
control of microbial contaminants.

Maximum residual disinfectant level goal or MRDLG: The level of a drinking water disinfectant below which there is no known or expected risk to health. MRDLGs do not reflect the
benefits of the use of disinfectants to control microbial contaminants.

Nephelometric Turbidity Unit (NTU) measure of the clarity of water. Turbidity in excess of 5 NTU is just noticeable to the average person.

"ND" means not detected and indicates that the substance was not found by laboratory analysis.

Parts per billion (ppb) or Micrograms per liter (pg/I) one part by weight of analyte to 1 billion parts by weight of the water sample.

Parts per million (ppm) or Milligrams per liter (mg/l) one part by weight of analyte to 1 million parts by weight of the water sample.

Picocurie per liter (pCi/L) measure of the radioactivity in water.

Treatment Technique (TI'): A required process intended to reduce the level of a contaminant in drinking water.


2007 Contaminants Table
Datesof MCL The Highest The Lowest Monthly
Contaminant and Datesof Vio n S Percentage of Samples MCL MCL Likely Source of
Unit of Measurement (moyr.) Y/N Measurement LimMeeting ulatory Contamination

Turbidity (NTU) Jan Dec N 1.48 97.8% N/A TT Soil runoff
07
Turbidity is a measure of the cloudiness of the water. We monitor it because it is a good indicator of the effectiveness of our filtration system. High
turbidity can hinder the effectiveness of disinfectants. 'The Treatment Technique standard requires that 95% of the turbidity readings be at 0.3 NTU or
less.
Contaminant and Datesam f MCL Violation Y/N Level Range of MCLG MCL Likely Source of
Unit of Measurement samoriolation N Detected Results Contamination

Inorganic Contaminants
Discharge of drilling
Barium (ppm) Apr-07 N 0.007 N/A 2 2 wastes; discharge frosion
of natural deposits
Erosion of natural
deposits; discharge from
fertilizer and aluminum
Fluoride (ppm) Apr-07 0.79 N/A 4 4.0 factories. Water additive
which promotes strong
teeth when at optimum
levels between 0.7 and
1:3 ppm
Salt water intrusion,
Sodium (ppm) Apr-07 N 14 N/A N/A 160 leaching from soil

Volatile Organic Contaminants
April,
September Discharge from
Dichloromethane& N 1.43 ND 1.43 0 5 pharmaceutical and
(ppb) November chemical factories
2007
Stage 1 Disinfectants and Disinfection By-Products


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

Contaminants that. may
be present in source water
include:

(A) Microbial contami-
nants, such as viruses and
bacteria, which may come
from sewage treatment
plants, septic systems,
agricultural livestock
operations, and wildlife.
(B) Inorganic contami-
nants, such as salts and
metals, which can be
naturally-occurring or
result from urban storm-
w,ater runoff, industrial
or domestic wastewater
discharges, oil and gas
production, mining, or
farming.
(C) Pesticides and herbi-
cides, which may come
from a variety of sources
such as agriculture, urban
stormwater runoff, and
residential uses.
(D) Organic chemical
contaminants, including
synthetic and volatile
organic chemicals,
which are by-products of
industrial processes and
petroleum production, and
can also come from gas
stations, urban storm-
water runoff, and septic
systems.
(E) Radioactive con-.
taminants, which can be
naturally occurring or be
the result of oil and gas
production and mining
activities.


Lead (tap water) Jui- N 0.4 0 of 24 15 Corrosion of household plumbing systems,
(ppb) Jul-05 N 0.4 0 of 24 0 15 erosion of natural deposits In order to ensure that
tap water is safe to drink,
the EPA prescribes regulations, which limit the amount of certain contaminants in water provided by public water systems. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulations establish
limits for contaminants in bottled water, which must provide the same protection for public health.

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

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

We at the Bay County Water Treatment Plant work around the clock to provide top quality water to every tap. We ask that all our customers help us protect our water sources, which are the
heart of our community, our way of life and our children's future.


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s>. ,~<. ... ~ \~'i.~5 s'Ae.

Likely Source of Contamination


Water additive used to control microbes

By-product of drinking water disinfection

By-product of drinking water disinfection


C Likely Source of Contamination


TT Naturally present in the environment


Likely Source of Contamination


Lead and Copper (Tap Water)


Corrosion of household plumbing systems;
erosion of natural deposits; leaching from
wood preservatives


Gulf County and surrounding areas for 70 years,


Established 1937 Servinq i


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The Star, Port St. Joe, FL Thursday, June 19, 2008 9B





fl ....I....o I....June.19. 2008I The.S.ar, otSt.J F s l de i f uu


Last week was the last
week of school for students
at Faith Chrsitian. Several
of our classes went on field
trips. Gulf World was the
destination for the second
graders on driving our crew
not only to Gulf World, but
also everywhere else we
have been this year. Thank
you! The sea lion show was
first on the itinerary. It was
interesting to learn the dif-
ference between sea lions
and seals, and how the sea
lions are trained. The chil-
dren were thrilled to see
how up close and person-
al one can get with these
animals, even to receiv-
ing a kiss. Yuck! Wet and
prickly! Next they tried to
pet the skates. Amazingly,
the skates seemed to enjoy
being touched, or maybe
they were lust used to being


fed from the sides of the
pool. The parrot show was
exciting, as always. Some
old birds are still learning
new tricks. A new show
had been added since our
last trip. The children were
wowed by the high dive
tricks of some very silly
young men who were seek-
ing the attention of a pretty
mermaid. The last event for
our group was the always
exciting porpoise show. Of
course, our second grad-
ers just had to sit on the
first row-so they could
get splashed. And they did!
The first grade also went to
Gulf World, but on Monday,
June 2, and the third grade
went to Zoo World, also on
Wednesday, June 4.
The Honors 'Day for
the first through the fourth
grades was held June 5 at
9:00 a.m. in the multipur-
pose building. After open-
ing statements by Angela
Bouington, each class
made a presentation to an


FCS Seniors: Jessica Sarmiento, Derek Barfield, Zachary
Taylor, Trevor Burch, and C.J. Miller.


audience filled with proud
family and friends, and
then received their awards
from their teacher. Teacher
Mandy Jones led the first
grade to the stage where
they sang the 27 books of
the New Testament, and
then they quoted the fruits
of the Spirit from Galations
5:22, each child speak-
ing out a different "fruit."
The second grade, led by
teacher Mabel Hodges,
then took the stage. They
recited the 39 books of
the Old Testament, the
Ten Commandments, and
Hebrews II: 1-6, then ended
with singing and signing
"For God So Loved the
World." and "My Country
'Tis of Thee." Nqxt, third
grade teacher Jeannie
Davis ushered her class to
the stage where they recited
'the poem "Washington," by
Nancy Byrd Turner. Each
child then read his favorite
scripture verse and told
why, it was important to
him. Lastly, the fourth grade
took the stage. Teacher
Kathie Sarmiento had each
student tell the audience
what he or she had learned
in the fourth grade this
year. Each teacher gave out
awards for her class after
their presentation. Angela
Bouington then gave out
our only Perfect Attendance
Award to Ana Lacivita. Way
to go, Ana! Although there
were other awards given,
the coveted Good Citizen
Awards were given to the
young boy and young girl


in each class who had
displayed the qualities of
being caring, helpful, giv-
ing, and displaying a Christ-
like attitude. After Angela
Bouington led the-assembly
in a closing prayer, recess
teacher and resident pho-
tographer Janice Evans
presented a power point
slide show of the many
facets- of student life here
at FCS. The accompanying
music was appropriately
and sentimentally "Friends"
by Michael W. Smith. It was
a wonderful program.
Graduation for seniors
was held at 7, the evening
of May 30. Graduates were
Derek Barfield, Trevor
Burch (high honor), C.J.
Miller, Jessica Sarmiento,
and Zachary Taylor (honor).
The program began with a
song by Mike and Melanie
Dunn to the accompaniment
of band members Trevor,
Derek, and Zach. Trevor
Burch gave the valedictory
address. The President's
Award went to Trevor
and C.J., and Trevor also
received $1,000 scholar-
ships from Tyndall Federal
Credit Union and Fairpoint
Communications and a
$100 scholarship from the
DAR Good Citizen Award.
Reverend Bruce Duty gave
the sermon based on the
class's motto, "Blame no
one, expect nothing, do
something," and their class
verse, Acts 10:24 "However,
I consider my life worth
nothing to me, if only I
finish the race and com-


Georgia Lee, 2nd Grade, was inadvertently left
off the last nine week all-A honor roll for Port St. Joe
Elementary School.
Joshua Edward Richardson was omitted from the
list of graduates at Wewahitchka High School published
in the June 5 edition. The Star regrets the error.


Wiggins and Baileys

Throw Graduation- Party
On May 31 Corey Wiggins and Josh & Caleb Bailey
had a graduation party at the Jr. Deputy's building in
Panama City.
Corey is the son of Phillip and Cynthia Wiggins. He is
a 2008 graduate of Rutherford High School.
Caleb and Josh are twin sons of Marc and Sharonl
Bailey. They are 2008 graduates of Mosley High School,
All three are grandsons of Jim and Bunny Miller of
Port St. Joe.


plete the task. The Lord
Jesus has given to me the
task of testifying to the gos-
pel of God's grace." Carla
McGhee gave each gradu-
ate his or her diploma and
Jackie Quarles turned the
tassels. Congratulations,
graduates! May God direct
your way as you seek His
unfailing guidance.
The eighth grade grad-
uation was held at 6:30 on
the evening of June 5 along
with the Honors Program


for grades five through elev-
en. The eighth grade grad-
uates were Tiffany Burch
(honors), Trisha Davidson,
lyler Sarmiento, and SAra
Smith. Mike Dunn gave a
challenging sermon.
We pray for a safe suin-
,mer for everyone, and may
the Lord God keep you in
His mighty arms and cover
you with His unending
mercy and His unfathom-
able grace.


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