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Place of Publication: Port St. Joe Fla
Publication Date: June 26, 2008
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YOUR HOMETOWN NEWSPAPER FOR OVER 69 YEARS
USPS 518-880 70th Year, Number 35 Port St. Joe, FL 2 Sections 24 Pages

June 26, 2008


The Mystery on the Monument


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The war memorial at the Gulf County Courthouse lists Calvin K. Graeser's name among the seven county Vietnam casualties. Graeser
was actually born in Maryland and never lived in Port St. Joe.


By Despina Williams
Star Staff Writer

Two Port St. Joe war
memorials feature his name, his
sacrifice is honored every year
at local Veterans Day programs,
yet no one knows who Calvin
Kyrle Graeser was.
The stone veterans
monument outside the Gulf
County Courthouse defines
Graeser as a Gulf County son,
killed along with six of the area's
finest, in the Vietnam War.
A City Hall plaque, dedicated
by the local Veterans of Foreign
Wars post, repeats this notion.
But who was Calvin Kyrle
Graeser, beyond a name on a
monument?
For several months in 2007,
I searched in vain for the answer
to this question.
In researching the lives of
Gulf County's seven Vietnam
casualties for the special section,
Reflections on The Wall, I
received a wealth of information
on the lives of James Tindell,
John Gainous, Clifford Sims,
Fred Land, Moulton Freeman
and Robert Pilk (see sidebar).


Only Graeser's story
remained a mystery.
No one I talked to
remembered him not local
officials or those who've called
Port St. Joe home for decades.
Some suggested that
Graeser's parents lived in the
area at the time of his death, but
cited only anecdotal evidence.
Hoping to locate one of
Graeser's Vietnam comrades,
I posted a message on the Tall
Comanchewebsite,whichhonors
those who served with Graeser
in the Army's C Company, 2nd
Batallion, 5th Cavalry, 1st Calvary
Division.
.For months, I received no
response.
The special section went to
press in November. It contained
what little information I could
find about Graeser on the Tall
Comanche website and the
official website of the Vietnam
Veterans Memorial, which
listed his hometown not as
Port St. Joe, but Wayne, Pa.
Then, on April 3, an e-mail
message with the subject line
"Calvin K Graeser" appeared
in my mailbox.


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A Bang




of a 4th

By Despina Williams
Star Staff Writer

Port St. Joe, Mexico Beach and
Wewahitchka will host a variety of
Independence Day celebrations
next week, from lighted boat
parades and sandsculpture
contests to pirate invasions and
treasure hunts.
What follows is a run down of
all the events.

Port St. Joe
(All times Eastern)

Port St. Joe will play host to
two days of activities, beginning
on Friday, July 4 at 10 a.m. with
food, arts and crafts in Frank Pate
Park.
The kid-friendly festival will
feature pony rides from Broke-A-
Toe from 4-9 p.m.
From 4-5 p.m., the park will
be invaded by Pirates of Tupelo,
who will host a "Pirate Day Camp."
Activities will include lessons in
pirate-speak, pirate dances and
skits.
For kids who want to get in on
the act, The Star will be sponsoring
a Kid's Pirate Costume Contest,
from 5-5:45 p.m.
A 6 p.m. feast will bring
pirates and kids together to
devour popular pirate fare like
chicken drumsticks, mini corn
dogs, corn fritters and pirate grog.
(Not to worry, parents, this grog is
alcohol free.)
Family friendly games will
continue from 6-9 p.m., with a
Kid's Kitty Car Parade beginning
at 8 p.m. -
Kids are encouraged tq
decorate a small, moving vehicle -
such as a bike, wagon or scooter.
Prizes will be awarded for Best
Decorated, Most Patriotic and Best
in Show in four age categories: 5

(See BANG OF A 4TH on Page 11A)


Mosquito Control Budget



Concerns County Commission


By Marie Logan
Star Staff Writer.

Gulf County's Mosquito
Control Department budget is
once again under the microscope,
so to speak, with the Board of
County Commissioners.
As the board begins
preparations for the 2008-09
budget battles, commissioners
are already looking at what it will
take to continue the Mosquito
Control program.
During the regular county
commission meeting June
23, Commissioner Carmen
McLemore quoted figures he said
were mosquito control budgets of
surrounding counties, comparing
them to Gulf County.
His point was, he said, to
show the difference between Gulf
County's Mosquito Control budget
and the surrounding areas, and
to ask if Gulf County could afford
its program at its current level,
which was roughly twice the
amount of Franklin County's.
McLemore reiterated that he
was "not downing" the program,


that Gulf County had an "effective,
good program," but he believed
Gulf County could run the
program "a lot cheaper than this.
Let's look at and come up with a
program we can live with," he told
the board.
Other board members
maintained that Gulf County's
program needed to be analyzed
and compared item by item with
the other counties' programs to
make sure they were comparing
"apples to apples" before making
any decisions.
Joe Danford, director of
Gulf County's' Mosquito Control
program and Mark Cothran,
assistant director of the program,
noted to commissioners that
the proposed 2008-09 budget
of $635,000, which McLemore
referenced as unaffordable,
included all the things the board
had asked them to include, like
aerial spraying, which is not in
the current $386,000 budget.
Cothran also pointed out that
most of Gulf County's expenses
were for full-time employees,
and that Franklin County used


temporary help, thereby reducing
their costs significantly.
According to the information
gathered for the meeting, Liberty
County has only two part-time
personnel in Mosquito Control,
Calhoun County employs only
one part-time mosquito sprayer
and operates on $9,000 in grants,
plus $6,000 from the county, and
$3,000 from the city. The county
Health Department runs the
program.
Franklin County has two
full-time employees and hires
temporary mosquito sprayers as
needed each season.
Gulf County Mosquito Control
has four full-time technicians
and Cothran, plus Danford,
who draws a partial salary but
no benefits from the Mosquito
Control program.
Danford is also the full-time
director of the county's Solid
Waste division.
During a lengthy discussion
about the pros and cons of various
aspects of the Mosquito Control

(See MOSQUITO on Page 11A)


Researchers to Scallop


Hunters: Patience


By Tim Croft
Star News Editor


Dr. Bill Arnold's message to
scallop hunters as the season
opens in St. Joseph's Bay next
week is succinct hold your
horses.
With the number of scallops
down a bit this year and the
size of those animals found on
the small side, Arnold said on
Monday that the longer people
can hold off on their harvesting,
the better for them and the
animals.


"I don't think it's going to
be an exceptional year in St.
Joseph's Bay by any means,"
Arnold said by phone, while
arriving at Cedar Key and
Steinhatchee Bay for a survey of
what is currently Florida's most
fertile scallop territory.
'"And they are small, so we
are encouraging people to wait
as late in the season as possible
to harvest."
Scallop season begins July
1 and runs through Sept. 10.
First, the sheer numbers in
the bay.
Arnold and his team from
the Fish and Wildlife Research
Institute in St. Petersburg
surveyed St. Joseph's Bay the
first couple of weeks in June.
As part of that survey, the
team ran 20 300-meter transect
lines throughout the bay,
counting the number of scallops
found one meter on either side
of the transect lines.
That means each line leads

(See SCALLOPS on Page 12A)


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By Marie Logan
Star Staff Writer

About 50 people
attended the annual meeting
of the Coastal Community
Association last Saturday
in Port St. Joe.
The association is
comprised of property
owners from C.R./S.R. 30-A
southward in Gulf County.
Included in the south Gulf
area are Simmons Bayou,
Indian Pass, Cape San Blas
and St. Joseph Peninsula.
Some of the
achievements the
association reported over
the past year were:
working with the
county and state to give
property owners in south
Gulf County more time to
prepare for the movement
of the Coastal Construction
Control Line (CCCL) and
the 30-year erosion control
line.
The group did obtain
credit for the beach re-
nourishment in terms of
the placement of the line,
and continue to work on
the issue.
got the county to re-
stripe C.R. 30-A from Dead
Man's Curve east to the
Franklin County line.
galvanized south Gulf
property owners to oppose
increasing the density of


the Ovation development
on St. Joseph Peninsula.
Gulf County Property
Appraiser Kesley Colbert
talked to the group about
property values and the
current real estate market.
"The problem is, we
can't sell anything," he
said, telling the group he
was not allowed to use
foreclosures or bank-
repossessed property sales
as qualified sales prices to
set valuations.
He said the state
Property Appraisers
Association was asking
the state to allow them to
use a certain number of
foreclosure sales in their
valuation process after a
county reached a certain
level in foreclosures.
He reminded people
that his assessments were
required by law to be based
on the prior year's values
and he was required to
assess values on Jan. 1.
Michael Aiken, Gulf
County code enforcement
officer, showed the turtle-
friendly lighting covers
available to all beach
residents. They are free of
charge to beach residents,
who are expected to
maintain the covers for 10
years.
Aiken reviewed parts
of the county beach lighting


ordinance, which requires
all beachfront lighting to
be recessed, to shine down,
and to be a 25-watt or less
bug light.
"If you can see the
lights on your house, the
glow of a swimming pool,
or any cumulative lighting
from the beach, it's all
in violation of the county
ordinance," Aiken told the
crowd.
Garbage and garbage
receptacles were another
issue for south Gulf
property owners, as were
the black bears that are
now routinely raiding all
the garbage cans lined up
along S.R./C.R. 30E.
Both the lighting and
garbage ordinances are
on the county website,
Aiken said, at www.
gulfcountygovernment.
com.
Gulf County Sheriff
Joe Nugent informed the
group that the Florida Fish
and Wildlife Conservation
Commission would not
relocate the large black bear
that has been frequently
seen around Cape San
Bias houses and capturing
tourists' attention.
Instead, FWC wanted
residents and tourists to
keep their garbage away
from the bears and become
educated about living with


According to Gulf County administrator Don Butler, beach restoration efforts are ahead
of schedule.


bears, he said.
Nugent assured
association members that
even with cutbacks in his
office his officers would
continue to patrol the Cape
and beach areas and had
one officer dedicated to
their area.
When questioned
about the legality of people
spending the night on the
area's beaches, Nugent said
that county ordinances
allowed people to camp
overnight on the beach, but
no vehicles with toilets in
them (such as campers and
recreational vehicles) were
allowed on the beach.


Association president
Dr. Patricia Hardman
suggested the association
members approach the
county commission to
require campers to stay
overnight near camping
facilities with public
restrooms.
Aiken also discussed
the 23-page county sign
ordinance that is currently
being reviewed by the
state. The delay in passing
the final version of the
ordinance, he said, was
the agreed-upon location of
rental signs on properties
in south Gulf whether to
place them on the property


or actually on the houses.
Jim Caughey, the new
fire chief for the South Gulf
Volunteer Fire Department,
reported that 15 of the 26
fire department members
had completed the state-
required 160-hour
Firefighter I course,
allowing them to work
within a fire perimeter.
Thirteen of them were
already certified and the
remainingtwowould receive
certification after taking
the next test. "They are the
backbone and strength of
this department," Caughey
said.


Report of Green Mini Van and Abdu
By Marie Logan said both the Gulf County the early evening (location from Port St. Joe.
Star Staff Writer Sheriff's Office and the Port unidentified) when a vehicle The Port St. Joe


Vigilance is always a
good thing. Even ifyou're not
sure about the information,
it's always best to check out
the possibilities.
An e-mail has been
circulating very recently
all over Gulf County about
a man in a green mini van
possibly trying to abduct
a child in Gulf County. It
is an unconfirmed and
unsubstantiated report,


St. Joe Police Department.
But that does not mean
people should stop being
careful and watchful, Gulf
County law enforcement
officers were quick to add.
The email was
reportedly taken from
an unidentified MySpace
bulletin which stated that
someone identified as
"Hunter" and 'Uessica Ard"
and her children were
outside at their house in


stopped in the middle of
their road.
Shortly after, a
neighbor came to Ard and
reported that the man
in the vehicle was taking
photographs of Ard's
children. Ard reportedly
called law enforcement,
and the responding officer
allegedly indicated the man
in the vehicle might have
been involved in a recent
attempt to abduct a child


incident reportedly involved
a while man, approximately
50 years old, in a light green
mini van.
According to the
Sheriff's Office, the email
was "old, very old. We've
been receiving calls about
it, but we know nothing
about it, have received no
calls of any kind reporting
it."
Port St. Joe Chief of
Police David Barnes also


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said they had received no
calls about a green mini
van, but shed additional
light on the situation.
Barnes said within the
past two months there had
been a couple of reported
incidents involving vans
and men possibly stopping
and talking with children in
the city.
Police responded to
all the reports and have
checked out all people
possibly involved, Barnes
said. Those reports
involved a white van and a
red.,or maroon van.
SOfficer Troy Simmons,
of the Port St. Joe Police
Department, said another
incident involving a red
van and a local child is
still being investigated, and
police are continuing to
work with the child and her
mother.
With children out of
school for the summer, city
police officers were already
heavily patrolling around
and in the Stac House and


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the Washington High School
gym, Barnes said.
"Our officers are
basically treating these
locations like the schools,
with extra patrols in
addition to the routine
surveillance," he explained.
Simmons encouraged
parents to continue to be
very vigilant in watching
their children, and asked
that the community as a
whole help police by being
observant and quick to
report suspicious activity.
"If anyone sees anything
at all that seems out of
place, especially ifit involves
children, please, please call
us immediately," he said.
"If anything happens, the
first thing you need to do
is get the tag number, then
a good description .of the
people, then anything else
you can. Then immediately
call law enforcement. We
need the community's help,
and this is how you can do
it," Simmons said.


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The Silver Lining


Make that the postcard from'paradise.
The increasingly worrisome news about the
economy and gas prices has a silver lining for those of
us fortunate to call this slice of the map home.
Maybe the price at the pump is a constraint on
vacation thoughts this year, maybe the summer months
seem a bit different without travel plans in mind due to
the thought of $100 fill-ups along the way.
The price of air travel is to the point where airlines
may start charging for the flotation device that is your
seat cushion.
On the bright side those of us who live in this
poster for Old Florida don't have to travel far.
Not much travel needed to visit several of the
finest state parks in the Southeast, including what an
expert self-proclaimed as Dr. Beach once called the No.
1 beach in the world.
Folks here don't have to travel far to romp in the
waters of one of Florida's aquatic preserves of which
there are less than 50 or explore a bay and ecosystem
that is one of the most well-known in the country for
the tasty tidbits for which it is home.
Folks living here don't have to go far to tramp
through lands largely untouched for decades or even
centuries, places that still reveal archaeological and
biological fingerprints of the land and its people before
we arrived.


Restrained
The announcement last week that Sen. Bill Nelson
(D-Florida) and Rep. Allen Boyd (D-North Florida)
would push legislation for a study of the Apalachicola-
Chattahoochee-Flint river basin was one to applaud
with fingers crossed.
The study is a positive in that it will look at the
entire river system and how it is or is not functioning
properly. The study will also not be conducted by the
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, hardly a perceived
friend of the Apalachicola River and Bay.
However, the study will take well over a year and
then will compete for attention among hundreds of
other studies Congress commissions with millions in
taxpayer dollars every year.
To believe the study is a panacea for the river
- that this is the best two senior Democrats in a
Democratically-controlled Congress could accomplish
is telling itself is to believe that offshore oil drilling
will suddenly cure the pain at the pump.
Skepticism also stems from the past couple of
decades during which the federal government has not
been so kind to the Apalachicola River and its basin.
For all the journeys members of Congress have
made over the years to see the damage up close,
little has changed while Alabama, Georgia and
Florida periodically announce progress or setbacks
in. their now nearly 20-year tussle over water flows.
Little has been done as the U.S, Army Corps, in its
cock-eyed attempts to maintain a navigation window,
has wreaked, havoc on the river itself and its natural
direction and flow.


Hiking trails, biking trails, boating or kayaking or
any kind of water sports imaginable, they are around
the corner.
There are museums to get out of the heat for a
spell that tell of a rich local history, of the men and
women who blazed trails, fought epidemic, invented
the ice machine, created a state Constitution, tamed a
seemingly untamable environment.
There are good public libraries, plenty of
parks with a shade tree and a picnic table to set
up for the afternoon, and more boat ramps to
shove off from than Britney Spears meltdowns.
And all of this can be had, visited, enjoyed, in one of
the last true stretches of what was once the rule and is
now the exception in Florida. One of the last generally
unspoiled slices of beach and water and nirvana left in
this Sunshine State.
The kind of place that people are willing to spend
what is required, gas pump and airlines be darned, to
visit, to soak in, to lounge in for a few days, a week or
two.
So to completely smash the catch-phrase from a
Golden Oldie, think twice before bemoaning the latest
spike in gas or the state of the summer vacation.
That is losing sight of the reality that 365 days a
year, or 366 every four years, represents another day
of living in paradise. ,


Optimism
The dredging to satisfy a tiny percentage of
stakeholders in the river but ones with some of the
deepest pockets could easily have done as much
harm to the river and bay as current flow levels in this
prolonged drought situation.
More than anything, any study worth its salt would
come to conclusions folks around here have long
reached the Corps must get off the river for navigation
and the question of flows has to be resolved, not by
political rhetoric or pleading or playing nice with those
who can't or won't.
The city, the county and the state should move
forward with lawsuits to stop the Corps' current plans
for short-term flow levels. Any attempt to continue the
current levels or further reductions should be met with
a lawsuit.
It is clear by now that governments, whether state or
the Congress, are incapable of successfully negotiating
a solution to water distribution in the ACF basin.
Another study is more navel-gazing while the
problem metastasizes and the ailment grows more
threatening.
That leaves the courts. The city of Apalachicola,
Franklin County and the state are correct to press
the issue in the only venue where the issues can be
objectively adjudicated. Gulf County should join the
suit as a friend of the plaintiffs.
And the Apalachicola River and bay needs a course
of treatment now, not another study and another 12-18
months of destruction. Bluntly, there may not be that
kind of time to save the patient.


BOYD REPORT



Straight Talk on


High Gas Prices


At gas stations across
Florida, the consequences
of our addiction to foreign


Allen Boyd (D-FL)


oil are becoming painfully
clear. Family budgets are
being strained under the
weight of skyrocketing gas
prices. Local farmers are
struggling with the high cost
of diesel. Small businesses
are feeling the gas price
pinch also, which has
resulted in higher business
costs and less money in the
pockets of hardworking.
Floridians.
Gas prices have soared
in \recent months due to
many factors, including
the falling value of the U.S.
dollar, a drastic boom in oil
consumption by developing
nations like China and
India, and a tighter supply of
oil. Gas prices have soared
in recent years, however,
because the U.S. has failed
to develop a balanced,
forward thinking approach
to our energy needs.
Unfortunately, no
silver bullet solution will
immediately lower, gas
prices, and those who think
drilling directly off Florida's
coast is the answer may not
have all the facts. History
has shown that drilling
alone will solve neither our
short term nor our long
term energy problems.


Bombs Bursting in Air!


Since 2000, drilling has
increased dramatically-
climbing about 66
percent-while gas prices
also have increased, from
$1.47 per gallon in 2001 to
the current price of over $4
per gallon.
But don't get me
wrong-domestic oil and
gas exploration should
be a component of any
multifaceted energy plan;
it just can't be the only
component, and it must
be done responsibly.. In
2006, I supported allowing
oil and gas exploration in a
5.9 million acre-area in the
Gulf of Mexico, 125 miles
off the coast and outside
the military mission region.
The area is known to have
about 1.26 billion barrels of
oil. This agreement struck
a balance between those
who want to build oil rigs
directly off our shores and
those who want to protect
our beaches and Florida's
billion dollar tourism
industry. At the same time,
this agreement maintained
the military training areas
in the gulf, which are
critical to Tyndall and Eglin
Air Force Bases.
I also-support opening
up areas of the Arctic
National Wildlife Refuge
(ANWR) in Alaska to
drilling. According to the
U.S. Geological Survey,
ANWR could hold between
5.7 and 16 billion barrels
of oil.
However, proponents
of drilling must realize that
oil deep in the ground has
no direct link to today's gas
prices. While we have seen
a significant increase in
domestic drilling in the past
few years, it will take about
10 years for this oil and gas
to reach the market. Also,

(See BOYD on Page 5A)


Now folks, I like to take credit
when I can. But this one wasn't my
idea. As a matter of fact the only
reason I climbed the water tower
at all was because Bobby had more
cherry bombs than he could carry.
The water tower was by far
the tallest building in town. The
Parke. Theatre was two stories and
it came in a distant second. Our
town was mostly small..and short.
If you agreed with Bobby's think-
ing that an aerial fireworks display
would be a fitting way to end the
Fourth of July celebration we had
to get an airplane or find some
awful tall place to launch a few
rockets. It wasn't the first time
we'd snuck though the,fence "pro-
tecting" the tower and shinnied up
one leg until we could catch the
ladder leading to the top. And the
climb wasn't too bad if you didn't
look down.
Bobby Brewer was on the cut-
ting edge of near bout everything
that went on in our class. He had
what Miss Polly Rucker described
as "an active mind". And let me
tell you, that could be a blessing...
or a curse!
About half way up I was regret-
ting eating that third hot dog with
the extra onions. And the sec-
ond root beer float. Bobby was
three rungs ahead of me. Mary
E. Pendleton was pushing from
below. "Move it, Kes. We're falling


behind." I don't know why
Bobby let Mary E. in on this
deal. I reckon he had more
cherry bombs than both
of us could carry "Mary,
if I get sick and toss them
last two hot dogs you might
have wished you'd a'backed
off a tad!"
Cherry bombs were
special; and hard to come
by back in '59. There were
no road side "fire works"
stands. Pat Houston
Grocery would get in several boxes
of regular fire crackers a week or
so before the Fourth. He'd also
have Roman candles. And a few
buzz bombs and an assortment of
bottle rockets. But cherry bombs
were either too expensive to resale
or they were banned by some gun-
powder law. Bobby had ordered
these from Paducah, Kentucky.
A firecracker placed close to
the front would blow the lid open
on a mail box. We learned early
in life that a cherry bomb set
anywhere in that mail receptacle
would blow the seams apart! I
wasn't exactly a fireworks aficio-
nado but if you liked noise, smoke,
flashes of light and lots of firepow-
er, a cherry bomb was just what
the doctor ordered.
Independence Day was an
amazing holiday when I was twelve
years old. The plain and mostly


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subdued adults celebrated this
day with pride, passion, barbeque, It w
patriotism and, for them, a tripled go o
dipped portion of fan fair. And He'(
down in there amongst the baked and
beans, red checked table cloths, "len
marching band, frog jumping con- there
test, parading horses and ice cold Mar
watermelons a few random bursts gave
of fireworks were not only accept- wirn
able but even anticipated. dow
Man, we lived for the Fourth the
of July! har(
It was a rare license to corn- E,"
mit some semi-sanctioned may- got
hem. Just last year we ran a string rocd
of firecrackers under the parade
mules as they turned off Walnut on
to Main Street. Those mules went who
by Chief Aaron Pinson's lead police cal
car like he had it in reverse! We heig
pushed the envelope each year. But going
I figured, as Bobby pulled himself we
up on the ledge that rimmed the mor
water tank, we had reached (no ,rm,,


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pun intended) new heights
if we could pull this one
off.
The plan was simple.
And it sounded really
good when we were hatch-
ing it out up on Woodrow
Kennon's front porch. It
didn't look quite the same
as I dangled a hundred
feet above the ground
Bobby had figured on the
short fuses that cherry
bombs were famous for.
wouldn't do no good to have'em
ff six feet away from the tower.
unwound an old baseball
we were using the strings to
then" the fuses. We wanted
n exploding out over the town.
y E. lit the first one and Bobby
it a throw. It was too light! The
d and gravity took it straight
n. We tried another one with
same results. We pondered
I for a full half minute. "Mary
I turned to face her, "You've
to go back down and get some
:s."
"Why me?"
I didn't feel led to give her my
le Fourth of July gastronomi-
history or that I wasn't fond of
Ihts or that it's always worse
g down. "You are quicker than
are. We've got to hurry or the
nent will be lost! And I will give
my magnet and let you use my


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PMM Playmaker model glove for a
week if you go."
She was back in fifteen min-
utes with a Mother's Best flour
sack full of assorted stones. We
used the baseball windings to
secure the bombs to the rocks.
The water tower was behind The
McKenzie Banner and quite a dis-
tance from the square. Bobby and I
were throwing as hard and as often
as Mary E. could light them. And
we had quite a show going! Cherry
bombs were bursting all over the
place. Some were good and lit up
the evening sky. Some were not so
good and landed on top of Bailey
Moore Wrinkle's Hardware and
that field between Dr. Smith's and
Bill Argo's Gulf Station.
It was a little fire at first. But
the wind was blowing. I was con-
centrating so hard' trying to get
a bomb all the way to the World
War I cannon that I didn't see
the flames until the folks in the
park started pointing. And then I
saw the smoke from the hardware
roofl I shoved Mary E. out of the
way and dove for the ladder. She
crawled over me so fast about half
way down that I didn't have time
to ask her how she. procured an
empty Mother's Best Flour sack at
that time of the evening
We were "found out" before we
hit the ground. As soon as they got
the fires out Daddy came looking
for me. He started whipping me in
front of the City Caf6 and finally
quit where the black top turned
into the gravel road leading to
the house Leon took one look at
my back side that night with the
red and blue stripes standing out
against the white underwear and
allowed that I was undoubtedly the
most patriotic 12 year old in seven
states!

Respectfully,


Kes "


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Dear Editor,


My name is Jeffrey
Marshall. I'm 23 years
old. I'm in prison on drug
charges. I'm a subscriber
to the Star. I'm from Wewa.
I want to voice my opinion
about drugs in the county
that we hold so dear. They
have spread throughout our
county like an epidemic and,
I don't believe that they are
being dealt with like they
should. My life was good and
I had a bright future ahead of
me. I got addicted to cocaine
and it took my whole life
from me. I disrespected my


family and my community
for the sake of a drug. And
it's not just me but the
whole community has been
affected by this. Everyone
from youth to people of
upstanding positions in the
county. It has drained the
bond out of families all over
the county and destroyed
people's lives. Took from
children whose parents
have become addicted. I
know from experience that
it's hard and feels like it can
not be beat.
But I know one who can
help anyone beat anything
and that one is Christ. I


hope and pray every day
that our whole community
will beat this epidemic that
has taken over.
My whole circle of
friends is hooked on it or
is in prison because they
could or can not get the help
to beat this thing. I hope
that you will publish this
or something concerning
tlhe matter to open people's
eyes to what's going on in
our community from young
and old. I'm going to include
a poem I wrote with this
letter. Thank you for your
time.

Sincerely,
Jeffrey Marshall

My life has been
pressure tested and failed
miserably. The pressure
can't be seen visible but felt


in my heart and cold mind.
Now I see the times when I
was so blind. The difference
that could have been made,
and the chances that were
lost, all an essence of my
past. I can see all that I've
lost and all I can do is pray
for a better tomorrow. The
pressure is so deep that it
seems eternal. I desperately
search my soul thoroughly
for faith. The faith that will
carry me through and out of
a dwindling past of tears. All
my fears have come true and
my fate is inevitable. But I'll
press through by searching
my .soul for the destiny I
once saw. I will lead me out
with the promise of a new
horizon in my life. Prayer
will strength and guide me.
Because God's power is all
that will get me through. But
he is always there longing for


PSJA News


Businesses: Your
Downtown Map Is Here
and Sign Up for an
Important Seminar

The businesses
have been asking for one
particular thing for quite
awhile (with even more still
in the pipeline). And we
expect this particular item
will be a great benefit to us
all. You will be seeing a new
piece of literature all over
town and throughout the
county.
When you see a map
titled "Explore Historic Port
St. Joe," we invite you to pick
it up and take a look. If you
have a business, please put
some at your entry for our
visitors to take with them.
Indeed, this same piece of
literature, set up a bit like
a treasure map, will also be
sent to all interested parties
who have contacted the
Chamber of Commerce and
the Tourist Development
Council for information on
our area.


The new map is a
direct product of the ideas
and themes developed
throughout our public
workshops on development
styles and cultural legacies,
with a lot of professional
marketing help from Jack
Kerigan and his creative
team. The result is a
wonderful and attractive
portrait of our Downtown
Community (printed by
Ramsey's Printing and
Office Supplies). Both the
Historic District and the
Marina District are included
as well as a smattering of
retail business just beyond
the traditional boundaries
of the historic downtown.
Many thanks to the Tourist
Development Council for
their contribution to this
project, which enabled
us to include businesses
outside of the strict,
technical boundaries of
the redevelopment area.
The TDC will also help in
the ongoing distribution
well outside of the CRA to


vacation rental properties to
keep the good word on our
downtown merchants out
there and foremost in our
visitors minds.
The unique design of
the map mirrors the unique
history of Port St. Joe. A
brief history is included, a
timeline, and overview of
places to "Shop, Dine, Stay
and Play." The map area
includes representative
photos and color-coded lists
of businesses to encourage
exploration of the entire
downtown area. There is no
individual advertising in this
map; we wanted to make
this a gift to each business
as part of our effort to
expand general awareness
of the downtown, and to
increase our business and
your customer base.
In another very
important program to
increase your customer
base; the PSJRA is hosting
a "procurement" seminar
on Wednesday, July 9, at
the Gulf/Franklin Center.


Procurement" is an
important concept for our
businesses. This program
will teach you how to identify,
understand, bid on, and be
awarded large contracts
with regional government
and/or military concerns to
increase our customer base
and revenue. Please call me
at 229-6899 to reserve your
spot. Ed Nelson, along with
a professional procurement
expert, will lead the seminar.
There are limited seats
(with computer stations),
so please call me soon. The
seminar will last from 9 AM
until 3 PM, and we will even
provide registered attendees
with lunch!

The PSJRA is ready
to implement even more of
the programs we have been
planning over the last year,
so stay tuned. And thanks
again for your wonderful
support and involvement in
our processes.


my soul to find some peace
too. That will get me beyond
my dilemma and make my
life prosperous. There are
the pressures of my life and
the power of Christ that will
see me through.

With these words
that rhyme, look at the
community and all that


drugs are doing to it. Find a
will in your hearts to stand
up against this thing and
beat it. We are not alone.
Turn to Christ and find the
answers to a better life.

Love in Christ,
Jeffrey Marshall


Boyd From Page 4A


the long term effects of
increased domestic drilling
are dubious. According to a
recent study by the Energy
Department, additional oil
production resulting from.
the opening of ANWI would
be only a small portion of
total world oil production
and would likely only bring
oil prices-down by 75 cents a
barrel, which is currently at
a staggering $131 a barrel.
The bottom line: we
cannot drill our way out of
the energy crisis. We must
develop a long term plan that
makes us less dependent
upon foreign nations for our
energy needs.
This Congress is
making some inroads in
this effort by implementing
short term solutions to
bring down gas prices and
by working towards a long
term strategy to make our-
nation energy independent.
For example, in May, I voted
to temporarily suspend
the filling of the Strategic
Petroleum Reserve (SPR),
the nation's emergency
supply of crude oil. The
SPR is already at 97 percent
capacity. Experts have
concluded that by stopping
shipments to the reserve
we can add 70,000 barrels
of oil a day back into the
market, which is estimated
to reduce gas prices from 5
to 24 cents a gallon.
Also, my fellow Blue
Dogs and I have outlined
key energy principles that
offer a comprehensive
approach to our nation's
long term energy policy.
The principles focus on


domestic energy production,
renewable energy sources,
and technology development.
These principles recognize
that, when it comes to our*
energy policy, we must
look at all the pieces of the
puzzle.
As we work to combat
high gas prices and establish
a long term energy plan,
we also must recognize the
role of the private sector
in this effort. Our energy
crisis is a supply and
demand problem. While-
the government can provide
incentives for the private
sector to develop alternative
energy and energy efficient
products, the private
sector, not the government, <
ultimately will bring stability
to the market. Also, we
must work to improve our
economic outlook. Oil is
priced in U.S. dollars, and
as the price of the dollar
increases in value, the cost
of oil will go down.
In the end, there are
many challenges and
opportunities before us
when it comes to our energy
needs. The answers may
seem overwhelming, but
we have the tools to regain
control of our energy future
if we utilize our greatest
resource: the innovative
spirit ofthe American people.
The energy crisis requires
all of us working together
toward a comprehensive
plan that addresses our
immediate energy problems
and ensures that our
energy needs are met for
generations to come.


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Vietnam Casualties











James Franklin Tindell
8/19/46 4/14/67

The youngest of five
brothers, James "Jimmy"
Franklin Tindell grew up in
a three-bedroom home in
Simmons Bayou and later
lived in Port St. Joe and
White City.
He was raised by his
mother, Maebelle, and
stepfather, J.P. Morrison,
a paper mill worker and
Presbyterian deacon.
Gene Tindell, who lives
in Charlotte, N.C., described
his younger brother as a
bookish thinker who never
once refused a favor.
"He was a very giving
person, and if anybody
would say I need a hand
doing this working on a
car, cleaning up a yard,
cutting down a tree he
was a volunteer first of all."
Jimmy Tindell was
working on a drilling rig in
Morgan City, La. when his
draft number was called.
He departed forVietnam
in December 1966 as part of
the Army's Company B, 3rd
Battalion, 60th Infantry.
During a 'combat
operation on Feb. 28, 1967,
Tindell received multiple
metal fragment wounds to
his entire body and was
evacuated to a hospital for
treatment.
After a brief
convalescence, Tindell
returned once more to the
field.
He was killed, at age
20, by a fragment from an
enemy land mine on April
14, 1967.


Monument -Page IA


As a boy, Calvin Graeser was given the nickname
"Butch," one that remained with him throughout his life. In
Vietnam, his comrades called him "College Boy," because he
earned a bachelor's degree in engineering from Penn State
before arriving in Vietnam.


knew him in Viet Nam.
"He was my uncle and
my son would like to write
a paper about him and we
are trying to find someone
for him to interview about
him in Viet Nam."

The Namesake

Kenneth Calvin "KC"
Keyes knew very little about
his great-uncle Calvin, apart
from his untimely death, at
age 23, in Vietnam.
His mother, Gael Keyes,
had given him the middle
name "Calvin" in Graeser's
honor, but he had never
seen even a photograph of
him.
Keyes' family did not
discuss Graeser's death in
Vietnam, a war that the high
school junior knew almost


nothing about, having
never studied the topic at
the private Albuquerque
Academy in New Mexico.
That would all change
when Keyes' American
Studies instructor gave him
the assignment: "Choose
an individual who lived
through an historic event
in the 20th century and
interview this individual as
a primary source."
Keyes, immediately
thinking of Graeser, asked
his teacher if he could
research the life and death
of his great uncle.
With his teacher's
approval, Keyes tackled a
question whose answer had
long evaded both himself
and the Gulf County
community.
Who, exactly, was


Calvin Graescr?

Remembering "Butch"

Keyes first turned to
his mother and aunt, Sue
Hupp, for biographical
information.
He learned that Graeser
(pronounced Gray-ser)
had been born on August
1, 1943 in Baltimore, Md.
to Alice and Calvin Kyrle
Graeser, Sr.
After his parents
divorced, he lived with his
father and stepmother,
Pearl, in Scranton and
Stratford, Pa.
His childhood doctor
gave him the nickname
"Butch," one that stuck,
despite the fact that it never
suited his soft-spoken
personality.
"He was not a Butch
kind of a guy at all," said
Gael Keyes in a recent
phone interview. "He was
a shy, soft-spoken, polite
young man."
When her mother,
Carol, divorced, Gael Keyes,
along with brother Rick
and sister Linda, lived with
Graeser, Hupp and their
parents in Pennsylvania.
Keyes regarded
Graeser, who was 12 years
her senior, as a fun-loving
older brother.
Graeser set up hurdles
in the backyard for Keyes


and her siblings to jump,
scared them with stories of
monsters underneath their
beds and instituted his
own good-natured form of
discipline.
"He'd say, 'I'm going to
whip you with a wet noodle,"
remembered Keyes. "He
really enjoyed playing with
us.
Following his
graduation from high
school in Chester County,
Pa., Graeser enrolled
in Pennsylvania State
University.
He earned a bachelor's
degree in engineering,
and was contemplating
pursuing his master's
degree when he received
his draft notice.
From his Aunt Sue,
KC Keyes learned that an
Army recruiter convinced
Graeser to sign up for a
three-year service.
The recruiter told
Graeser that if he scored
high enough on the military
exam and attended Officer
Candidate School, Graeser
would only serve four to six
months in the field.
Graeser completed
basic training and advanced
infantry training at Ft.
Jackson, SC. He did not
attend Officer Candidate
School, for reasons
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John Charles Gainous
was a good son, an attentive
brother and a reliable
crewmate.
He lived most of his
life in the small community
of Highland View, with his
parents Gerald and Cleo
Gainous, and eight siblings.
Like most Highland
View sons, Gainous loved
the water, and frequently
floundered with his big
sister, Gloria Rollka.
"He'd say, ,'Sister, you
wanna go floundering?'
and we'd grab a lantern, a
wash tub, the gig and go,"
remembered Rollka, who
now lives in Marianna.
As a teenager, Gainous
worked on shrimp boats
operated by the late Capt.
Carl Raffield of Raffield
Fisheries.
He received his draft
summons, in 1966, and
arrived in Vietnam on Feb.
7,1967.
A little over three
months later, on May 18,
1967, he was killed in Quang
Tri, South Vietnam.
According to Rollka, the
official telegram stated that
Gainous had been killed by
a "hostile missile."
He was 20 years old.
The only Highland View
casualty of the Vietnam
War, Gainous received
posthumous, recognition
in his hometown when
members of Highland View
VFW Post No. 10069 named
the post in his honor.


A plaque at City Hall in Port St. Joe also places Graeser
among the county's Vietnam casualties.


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Clifford Chester Sims
overcame a series of personal
tragedies on his path to
receiving the Congressional
Medal of Honor.
Born Clifford Pittman,
Sims was orphaned as a
young boy after the deaths
of his mother and stepfather,
and lived briefly in an
abandoned Panama City
school bus.
James and Irene Sims'
of Port St. Joe adopted Sims
at age 13, and he attended
the segregated George
Washington High School.
In August of 1967, Sims
traveled to Fort Campbell,
Kentucky to join the. newly
formed D Company, 2nd
Battalion, 501st Infantry, 101st
Airborne Division, known
by the nickname the "Delta
Raiders."
On Feb. 21, 1968, Sims
was called upon to assist
the beleaguered 1st and 3'd
platoons, located four and a
half kilometers west of Hue.
During an intense
firefight, Sims tripped a well-
concealed booby trap in an
enemy bunker.
Sims shouted, "Get
back! Get back!" to squad
members standing nearby,
and hurled himself on top of
the device.
For, sacrificing his
own life to save his fellow
soldiers, Sims was awarded
the Congressional Medal of
Honor, the military's highest
accolade.
Sims' widow, Mary Sims
Parker, and daughter, Gina,
accepted the medal during
A White House ceremony
led by Vice President Spiro
Agnew.
Parker, who now lives
in Hopkinsville Ky., recalled
her struggle to keep her
composure during the
ceremony.
"I was almost crying.
I was trying to keep from
crying and smile at the same
time."


Calvin Graeser poses for a photograph following his
graduation from Penn State. Graeser was assured by an
Army recruiter at the time of his enlistment that he would
only serve four to six months in the field in Vietnam because
he had a college degree.


unknown to his family.
Graeser's tour in
Vietnam began on Oct. 4,
1966.
During his research, KC


Keyes reviewed Graeser's
letters home, which
contained few references
to the perils he faced as a
soldier.


"I don't want to write a
lot of stulT that will worry
you. I'm not going into a
lot of detail. If you want
to know something in
particular, just ask and I'll
tell you," one letter read.
Graeser frequently
requested Kool-Aid to flavor
the barely drinkable water.
"Keep sending cool-ade
(sic) or frizzles periodically,"
Graeser wrote his family.
"We carry two canteens
of water at all times but it
doesn't last long. On the
patrol we stopped for water
at every stream no matter
how dirty. If the water is
clear one idodine tablet;
if it is dirty two tablets -
but the iodine, along with
the dirt, does not help the
taste....The cool-ade (sic)
will certainly help now."
Graeser's family
complied with his requests,
mailing more Kool-Aid than
he could handle.
Gael Keyes recalled
Graeser's comic
exasperation in one letter
home: "He said, 'Enough
with the Kool-Aid already."'

In Vietnam

Researching Graeser's
activities in Vietnam
proved KC Keyes' greatest
challenge.
His mother was still
a child when Graeser
departed for Vietnam, and
knew few details.
Hupp had moved to
Port St. Joe with her Air
Force husband, Eric, and
was teaching at Highland
View Elementary School
during 1966-1967.
Concerned for her
brother's safety, Hupp did
not follow the news of the
war.
Through a Google
search, KC Keyes discovered
the Tall Comanche website,
and his mother posted a
request for information in
the online message book.
"It was a shot in the
dark," said KC Keyes in a
phone interview. "We didn't
expect a response."
Veterans of C 2/5


surprised Keyes with their
generosity.
They directed him
to a reunion locator on
the website, from which
Keyes obtained contact
information for soldiers
who served alongside his
uncle.
In time, he located
two men who served with
Graeser in the second
platoon, Richard Bratton
and John Arnold.
Arnold remembered
Graeser whom he called
"College Boy" as a quiet
guy who could always be
found cleaning his gun, a
task Graeser mentioned
frequently in his letters


Calvin Graeser lived most
of his life in Pennsylvania, in
the communities of Scranton
and Stratford.

home.
"That was the one thing
he seemed remotely okay
with exploring. He didn't
seem comfortable with
having to lead people," said
Keyes.
Bratton, a radio
operator who moved from
platoon to platoon, also
remembered Graeser, but
like Arnold, provided few
personal recollections.
"Every single time I
brought up, 'Did you know
him,' they said, 'What
people don't understand is
no one knew anybody. You
don't make friends,'" said
Keyes.
"It was surprising
because on the one hand,
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Fred Emery Land
1011/47 8/18/68


Fred Emery Land, the
son of John Everett Land
and Mary Mae Pittman
Land, was raised in a
modest home just outside of
Honeyville.
He had a good-natured
disposition, was kind to his
siblings and generous to all.
"Daddy would give
you the shirt off his back,
and Fred would, too,"
remembered younger sister
Olivia Moore.
Land loved to fish
and hunt wild hogs with
his father, a Wewahitchka
school bus driver.
After graduating from
Wewahitchka High School,
he moved to Atlanta to
work for a commercial
engineering firm.
He was drafted in 1967,
and served with Company B,.
2nd Battalion (Mechanized)-
8t Infantry, known by the
nickname "Panthers."
During a
reconnaissance mission 25
miles south of Pleiku City,
Land's platoon encountered
an enemy bunker complex.
While moving into the
complex, Land stepped on
a concealed punji stake that
had been dipped in poison.
From. his hospital bed,
he wrote his mother that
he hoped the fish. were still
biting when he returned
home.
Land died on August
18, 1968 from complications
arising from his leg wound.
He was 20 years old.
John Everett Land
wore his son's silver Seiko
watch on his wrist until the
day he died, long after it had
stopped ticking.


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Moulton Lamar
Freeman was a left-handed
pitcher whose wit was as
quick as his fastball.
His friends called him
"Lefty."
Freeman was the only
child of Moulton Albert
Freeman, a Port St. Joe
paper mill worker who sold
homemade pepper relish on
the side, and Ruth Freeman,
a housewife with a talent for
hairdressing.
Freeman moved from
Youngstown to Port St. Joe
as a young boy, and met
his wife, Jackie Hoker (now
Benter), in the halls of Port
St. Joe High School.
Benter accompanied
Freeman to the Port
Theatre on Saturday nights.
Freeman operated the
projector and Benter sat in
the. balcony.
"In between reels, we'd
smooch," recalled Benter.,
Freeman was drafted
for service in Korea, but
the war ended before he
completed basic training.
He remained in the
Army, and welcomed the
births of two daughters,
Becky and Barbara, whom
he adored.
, At age 35, he
volunteered for duty in
Vietnam..
Before he departed,
Freeman and Benter
attended a dance at an
officer's club.
A country/western band
played all the songs they'd
danced to in high school.
Freeman was serving
with Battery C, 2nd Battalion,
319" Artillery of the 101st
Airborne Division on May
13, 1969 when he tripped a
land mind that bisected his
body just under the hip.
He was Gulf County's
oldest Vietnam casualty.


Robert Harrison Pilk
8/18/45 6/19/70


Calvin Graeser, in uniform, sat for a family photograph in the airport prior to his deployment.


Monument From Page 7A


you understand that the
relationships you form are
deep relationships and
even Arnold now feels like
he has a strong relationship
with my uncle but it's not
the same thing as 'I know'
everything about you.'"
Bratton and Arnold
were both standing near
Graeser when he was
killed during the battle of
Phu Ninh. Arnold stood
right behind Graeser, and
Bratton was fourth in line.
Both told Keyes they
were walking, in a trench
or sunken trail at the time
of Graeser's death, though
they differ somewhat on the
details.
According to Arnold,
Graeser encountered a
bush that had grown over
the trench, and was killed
after crawling under the
bush and standing up.
In his account of the


. battle, Bratton mentioned
the trail, but not the bush.
He told Keyes that
he had tried to retrieve
Graeser's body during the
battle, but could not, due
to the intense firefight.
Graeser's body was
helicoptered off the field
the next day, after Bratton
snapped a commemorative
photograph.
Bratton cautiously
offered Keyes the
photograph, which depicted
Graeser lying in a rice
paddy.
"In the photo, Calvin's
face down and he said
they did that because he
was shot up so bad." said
Keyes. "Out of respect. they
put him on his face, and
wrapped him in a poncho."
In his essay. Keyes
recalled his reaction to
seeing the photograph of
his slain great-uncle.


"There is little to be
said about the feeling of
staring at the subject, whom
I had been researching for
so long, after the end which
I knew had come," wrote
Keyes.
"Calvin's story began,
for me, with his death, and
now as I prepare to tell his
story I have rediscovered his
death, but also discovered
his life."

Tragic News

Graeser was buried
in his home state of
Maryland.
When contacted for
this article, his family did
not know that Graeser's
name is featured on two
Gulf County veterans
memorials.
Just how Graeser, who
never lived in Gulf County,
came to be identified as an
area veteran is not entirely
clear, though Keyes'
research provides some
answers.


At the time of his
death, Graeser's parents,
who lived in Pennsylvania,
were visiting Hupp and her
husband in Port St. Joe.
Because Graeser's
military- papers identified
his father as his next of kin,
military officials initially
arrived in Pennsylvania
to deliver the news of his
death.
According to Hupp,
the officials learned from a
neighbor that the Graesers
were visiting Port St. Joe,
and arrived in town to
deliver the news.
An official news release
from the Office of Assistant
,Secretary of Defense in
Washington D.C., dated
March 14, 1967, supports
Hupp's claim.
The release includes
the following casualty entry:
"SP4 Calvin K. Graeser,
Jr., son of Mr. Calvin K.
Graeser, Sr., c/o Eric Hepp


Wewahitchka was the
first place Robert Harrison
Pilk ever really considered
home.
The son of career Air
Force officer Toby Pilk and
his wife, Helen, Pilk was
born in Elizabethton, Tenn.,
and' attended schools in
Turkey and Germany.
At 17, he moved
to Parker, into a home
on Cherry Street, and
was attending,, services
at Honeyville Methodist
Church when he met his
wife, Mary Lou Crutchfield
(now Whitfield).
Pilk was outgoing
and adventurous, loved
racecars, motorcycles and
war movies, and was always
the life of the party.
"I'd never met anyone
like him before, not in Wewa
anyway," remembered
Whitfield.
Pilk enlisted in Ine Army
in 1964 and departed for his
first tour in Vietnam in 1967
twvo weeks after the birth of
his second daughter, April.
Pilk, who had three
daughters with Whitfield,
returned, to Vietnam -in
December of 1969, and
was assigned to the 71
Armored Squadron of the
17th Air Calvary, known by
the nickname the "Ruthless
Riders." : .
Pilk 'was flying in the
rear of an 6H-6A lighf
observation helicopter when
a large enemy force opened
fire on the aircraft at 300-
400 feet.
The .aircraft, which was
loaded with hand grenades
and ammunition, exploded
and plummeted to the
earth.
Though two of his
comrades survived the
crash, Pilk was killed
instantly.
He was 24 years old.


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The April 20, 1967 edition of The Star identified James
Tindell, not Calvin Graeser, as Port St. Joe's first Vietnam
War casualty. Graeser was killed March 11, 1967, a month
before Tindell.


(sic), Star Route 3, Box
134A, Port St. Joe."
A press release issued
the following day, on March
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correction: "SP4 Calvin K.
Graeser, Jr., USA, Change
PNOK to read: Mrs. Alice
A. Graeser, mother, 5226
Gwyndale Drive, Baltimore,
Maryland."

Home of Record

In 1985, then Veterans
Service Officer James
Sealey began researching
Gulf County casualties of
*World War II, the Korean
War and the Vietnam War
for inclusion on a veterans
monument to be placed
near the entrance of the
Gulf County courthouse.,
Through U.S.
Representative Don Fuqua
(D-FL), Sealey obtained
a list of casualties from
the National Archives in
Washington D.C.
Graeser's name was
included in the list of six
area. Vietnam casualties,
with his father listed as
next of kin.
The Port St. Joe
address attributed to Calvin
K. Graeser, Sr., actually
belonged to his. daughter
and son-in-law, as indicated
in March 14, 1967 release
from the Office of Assistant
Secretary of Defense.
An accompanying
letter, from Acting
Assistant Archivist Trudy
Huskamp Peterson, asks
Fuqua to advise Sealey of
the following information
concerning the term "home
of record" as used in the
casualty lists:
"Home of record
refers to the place or
municipality...shown as the
home of record at the time
of the last entry into service.
It does not necessarily
refer to the place of birth,
residence of next of kin,
place of longest residence,
'or other common uses of
the term 'hometown.'"
The paragraph
underscores the difficulty
Sealey faced in deriving


a correct list of names
for inclusion on the
monument.
Sealey attempted to
verify the National Archives'
list of casualties by posting
the lists of World War II,
Korean War and Vietnam
War casualties in the local
newspapers, The Star and
The Breeze.
He asked anyone with
knowledge of the listed
persons, or of those omitted
from the list, to contact him
at his office.
Through his efforts,
Sealey received several
additional names of World
War II and Korean War
veterans.
He kept meticulous
records of all
correspondence in a file at
the county Veterans Service
Office.
The file indicates that
Sealey initially submitted
six Vietnam casualties to
the DeFuniak Springs-
based Ingram Memorial
Company for engraving on
the monument, all those
included on the National
Archives list: Graeser,
Tindell, Gainous, Land,
Freeman and Sims.
The list did not include
the name of Robert H. Pilk,
who was killed in Binh
Dinh, South Vietnam on
June 19, 1970.
Pilk, who originally
hailed from Elizabethton,
Tenn., married
Wewahitchka native Mary


Lou Crulchfield (now
Whitfield) and the couple
had three daughters.
Pilk's name was added
to the monument in 1994,
eight years after its official
dedication, when Pilk's
family produced military
records that identified
Wewahitchka as his
hometown.

Home of Record Redux

The definition of
"home of record," resulted
in the erroneous inclusion
of Graeser's name on the
county's monument in
1986, and the omission of
Pilk's name.
Interestingly, the
definition of home of record
appears to have evolved
with time.
The official website
of the National Archives,
http://www.archives.go.v,
allows visitors to search
state-level casualty lists for
the Vietnam war, sorted by
home of record.
Graeser's name is
now listed under his
hometown, Wayne, Pa., and
Pilk is included with the
Vietnam casualties from
Wewahitchka.
The changes reflect
the common use of the
term "hometown," one
not favored by the official
archivists in the mid-
1980s.

Passion Project

Though he once
harbored a profound
hatred of history, KC Keyes
now plans to continue
researching his great-uncle,
Calvin.
He has drafted a
forward to what will be
"somewhere between a long
essay and a book" about
Graeser's life, military
service and the Vietnam
War.
In continuing his
research, Keyes hopes
to visit Graeser's elderly
mother in Baltimore, Md.,
who has a box of Graeser's
personal effects, medals
and military documents.
He also hopes to
attend the C 2/5 reunion
in Memphis, Tenn. in
September to connect with
Graeser's comrades.
Though he has no
immediate plans to visit the
courthouse monument in
Port St. Joe, Keyes recently
journeyed to Washington to
view his great-uncle's name
on The Wall.
The months of study
into Graeser's life rendered
the trip that much more
meaningful.
"I've been trying to


get as close to the feeling
emotionally as the vets
there," said Keyes.
"I didn't have that
same emotion yet, but it
was really profound to look
at The Wall and know the
battle of Phu Ninh and to


know much more about the
way Calvin felt and the way
Arnold and Bratton felt."
Keyes has notified
Bratton and Arnold of
his plans to continue
his research, and has
been encouraged by


their support for his very
personal project.
"It took them a little bit
to get to talking, but they
were all very open and very
interested in continuing to
talk to me about Calvin," he
said.


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Dixie Darlings State Bound


The Port St. Joe Dixie
Darlings softball team (8
and under) won their dis-
trict and are headed to
the state tournament in
Belleview after a thrilling
final doubleheader against
Wewahitchka.
Wewahitchka won 20-19
on June 19 to put Port St.
Joe in the hole, but the
Dixie Darlings came back to
sweep a Friday doublehead-
er, winning the second game.
17-16 to secure the district
crown. The tournament was
held in Marianna.


The state tournament
will be held next weekend.
The team needs your
support to help get the girls
to state. All donations will
be greatly appreciated.
Checks made pay-
able to: PSJ Dixie Softball
League
Contact person for
League: Donna Haddock at
229-6807 or Drop off dona-
tion at Prosperity Bank /
PSJ Dixie Softball League
account # 2800119701
Thank you for all the
support!!!!!!!!


Ponytails Win District
The PSJ Ponytails (ages Pridgeon and Hodge added
11-12) defended their dis- singles.
trict title in girls' softball this Marianna knocked Port
past weekend in Marianna. St. Joe back a step with a
The Ponytails got off to a 5-2 victory in the Ponytails'
good start by winning third game. Hodge and Miles
their first game 16-5 over both doubled and Stephanie
Sneads. Brinkmeier and Laine had
Alex Hodge and Ashley singles.
Babcock combined on the St. Joe clinched the dis-
mound for the win, striking trict title with an 8-5 victory
out nine. over Marianna in the title
Hodge also had a first- game.
inning home run in the Kelsey Miles keyed a
game called by the run-rule. five-run first inning with a
Christian Laine, Kelsey home run. Babcock dou-
Miles, Haley Wood and bled twice and Brinkmeier
Babcock also had hits. had a double and single.
St. Joe edged Marianna Lexi McGhee, Haley Wood,
3-2 in its second game. Hodge and Rachael Douglas
Hodge struck out 15 and each had a single.
faced just 21 batters. St. Joe plays in the state
Babcock had a double tournament in Belleview
and a single and Shannon next week.

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PSJ Dixie Darlings: Lacey Linton, Georgia Lee, Ashton
Childress, Lexi Combs, Brooklynn Ouinn, Ana LaCivta, Celste
Chiles, Isbella Mestri, Hannah Wright, Debra Burnshaw and
Teiyhan Hutchinson Coaches: Jamie Linton, Kevin Lee, Harlon
Haddock and Sharon Bunrshaw.


Wewa Dixie 8-under: Flower Loveless, Shelby Sloan,
Gracie Price, Brianna Bailey, Kayla Cody, Anna Setterich,
Delaney McMillian, Angela Long, Cyrina Madrid, Ashley
Whitehusrt, Savannah Harrison and Ashten Lolley Coaches:
Tony Price, Micheal Bailey and Doug Sloan


Tiger Sharks Compete at FSU Camp


By Tim Croft
Star News Editor
Port St. Joe High School
is the little team that could
even during the summer
months.
The Tiger Shark basket-
ball team traveled last week
to participate in the Leonard
Hamilton Basketball Camp
at Florida State University.
One of 73 teams of all
sizes and classifications to
compete, the Tiger Sharks
went 8-2 in their games,
reaching the semifinals
where they simply ran out
of gas, said Coach Derek
Kurnitsky.
"It was fun," Kurnitsky
said. "The kids just want to
play. We just want to play
and get better.
"The main thing we try
to do in camps is improve
on defense. The one thing
I want them to do is guard.
I tell the kids, we've played
about 20 games this sum-
mer so we've had 20 oppor-
tunities to play defense."
The Tiger Sharks made


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the camp's tournament semi-
finals in dramatic fashion
against Jacksonville First
Coast, a Class 5A team.
Down by two points in
overtime with First Coast at
the line shooting free throws,
Port St. Joe got a break
when the free throw was
missed and was taken off
the glass by Willie Quinn.
Quinn raced down the
court and found Calvin
Pryor open at the 3-point
arc. Pryor let fly. the buzzer
sounded and the ball found
the net to give Port St. Joe
the win.
The celebration,
Kurnitksy noted, could have
been in response to a state
title as players sprinted at
Pryor and mobbed him.


"It was fun watching
the kids enjoy themselves,
have fun and laugh like
that," Kurnitsky said. "That
right there made. the whole
camp."
The Tiger Sharks will
continue to participate in
a Marianna High School
league, playing primar-
ily Jackson County and
Tallahassee-area teams into
next month. The teams play
once a week.
Next month, Port St.
Joe will play in its tradi-
tional summer league with
Bay County teams such as
Rutherford and Bay.
"During the summer we
want to play good teams,"
Kurnitsky said. "We have
played really well. The kids


have played hard. We want
to run our system; this is
our fifth year here so our
system is pretty well estab-
lished, so we run everything,
even in the summer.
"We've had great partici-
pation. Our kids are really
working hard, in the weight
room, in the individual
workouts."
The 14 players partici-
pating this summer are:
Willie Quinn, Calvin
Pryor, Raheem Clemons,
Christian Littles, Dorian
North, Quinc'y Welch, Javion.
Langston, Javon Davis, Greg
Farmer, Tyrone Dawson,
Fonda Davis, Caleb Ward,
Trubias Hill and Raquiem
Quinn.


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Executive Director Robert
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Find out how much fun
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Date- July 8 18,
Time- 10 a.m., 11 a.m.,
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Cost- $45
Contact: Mary Baird at
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years and under; 6-9 years;
10-12 years and Over 12.
A lighted boat parade
sponsored by the Port
St. Joe Yacht Club will
begin around 9 p.m. at
the Marina, followed by
fireworks over St. Joseph
Bay at 9:30 p.m.
During the day, visitors
can shop in the city's
historic downtown, or enjoy
art activities sponsored by
the Gulf Alliance for Local
Arts (GALA).
GALA will host an
artist's reception at the Port
Inn from 6-7 p.m., followed
by the popular artist series
First Fridays at the Thirsty
Goat. Joe Hutchison is the
featured artist.
On Saturday, July 5,
the fun continues downtown
with shopping from 10
a.m. 5 p.m., and the Salt
Air Farmer's Market will
be open from 10 a.m. 2
p.m.
From 4-8 p.m., Galati
Yachts will host an "Open
Boat" at the Port St. Joe
Marina.
Fish'n Xpress willphost
a Sunset Cruise Special
from 6:30-9 p.m.


A Blowout Concert
at Dockside Cafe will cap
off the Independence Day
celebrations, with live
music from 8-11 p.m.

Mexico Beach
(All times Central)

The fun begins early
in Mexico Beach, with a
Firecracker 5K Walk/Run
on Friday, July 4.
Registration is from
6-6:55 a.m., and the race
begins at 7 a.m. at the
Under the Palms Park,
located on 7th Street and
Maryland.
The entry fee is $10,
and the first 300 entrants
will receive a free T-shirt
The Mexico Beach
Canal Parkway will play
host to a free Children's
Fishing Tournament
from 9-11 a.m. Kids ages
2-13 years are eligible
to participate, and bait,
snacks and hotdogs will be
provided. Just remember:
bring your own pole.
Fireworks will be
launched from the city pier
at 8:30 CT.
On Saturday, July 5,


County From Page 1A


Program, commission
chair Billy Traylor asked
Don Butler, Gulf County
administrator, to set a
meeting so Traylor could
talk to the Franklin County
Mosquito Control director.
"The board needs to
learn what you do," Traylor
told Danford, who then
suggested one or two of
the commissioners attend
an introductory mosquito
control course at the
next training session his
department employees
attend each year.
The board voted
unanimously to send
McLemore, who motioned
that Bill Williams should
also attend. That motion
passed 5-0 as well.
Cothran noted to the
board that ambulance
service and mosquito
control programs across


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the state were generally paid
for by MSBUs (Municipal
Service Benefit Units), not
ad valorem tax dollars as
in Gulf County.
The board moved
unanimously to request
a mosquito control user-
fee analysis along with
the solid waste user-fee
analysis from a company
hired to determine how
the county would charge
residents through MSBUs
for both services, thus
removing them from ad
valorem funding.
Commissioner Jerry
Barnes asked that the U.S.
Department of Agriculture
(USDA) be brought in
to analyze the Mosquito
Control Department to see
if it had any problems and,
if so, correct them.
Danford said the
recent regulatory analysis


the east side of Toucans
Restaurant will be
filled with imaginative
sandsculptures. The
contest, open to the public,
begins with registration at
9 a.m.

Wewahitchka
(All times Central)

Wewahitchka is keeping
it simple this July 4, with a
5 p.m. musical performance
by Ricky Davis and Group
at T.L. James Park, located
at 521 Catalpa Road.
Fireworks at the park
will begin at dark.


Some of the high-
lights of this year's area
Independence Day festivities
include a Kid Pirate Contest
in Port St. Joe (top right) and
a Sandsculpture contest in
Mexico Beach.

of his department by USDA
showed no problems.
He said he did not
know if USDA handled
management analyses, but
to "bring them on," that he
would put his department
up against anyone, with no
problem.
The motion to do
so passed 4-1 (Carmen
McLemore voting no).
In other business
discussed at the meeting:
Traylor asked for
a resolution to send to
Florida U.S. senators and
representatives supporting
oil drilling in the Gulf of
Mexico.
He said he sent "two
strong e-mails" last week
to representatives asking
why they did not support
offshore drilling. He added
he had not yet received any
reply. He also asked that a
letter be sent to surrounding
counties asking for their
support for offshore
drilling. The motion to


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send the resolution and
letter passed 5-0.
David Connert,
representing Cape Isle
Preserve Phase 1, 2 and 3,
asked the board to allow
a re-plat of the lots in that
development, located on
the Cape.
He said the property
owners there wanted to
make their Gulf front lots
smaller in order to put
the majority of the lots
landward of the proposed
Coastal Construction
Control Line (CCCL) and
make the lots buildable.
County planner David
Richardson said the
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Review Board (PDRB) had
already met and approved
the request.
Commissioner Bill
Williams asked Butler if
this would interfere with
the county's negotiations
with the Department of
Environmental Protection
(DEP) over the proposed
revised CCCL and 30-year
erosion control line. Butler
said it would not increase
density and everything was
in line.
Theboardunanimously
approved the re-plat and
then had to vote to approve
it again as "owners" of one
lot in the group. One lot was
purchased by the county


last year as an additional
public beach access point.
It was noted that some
departments were already
at or over their budget for
fuel, with just over three
months left in the 2007-08
budget.
Gulf County Sheriff Joe
Nugent suggested the board
include a fuel line item in
the upcoming budget from
which all departments
could request money
during the next fiscal year.
If money was left over in the
line, it could be rolled over
into the budget, he said.


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Scallops

to a survey of 600 square
meters and in all roughly
12,000 square meters of
bay is surveyed, "which is
quite a lot for St. Joseph
Bay," Arnold noted.
The optimum goal
would be to find 25 or
more scallops by average
per transect line. There
were years in the late 1990s
when averages could reach
200 per transect line.
This year, however, the
average for the 20 transect
lines was 11 scallops.
"The population has
not collapsed, but we
need to keep an eye on St.
Joseph's Bay," Arnold said.
There are several
factors impacting the


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population in St. Joseph's
Bay, Arnold said, factors
that make the population
unique in the state.
Start with a relatively
isolated bay and compound
that by the reality that most
of the concentrations of
scallops are in the south
end of the bay, making
them further isolated.
Flows, and thus food
sources, are diminished in
this area and the south end
of the bay is dense with sea
grass, Arnold said, which
is overall a positive but can
also reduce the flow of and
access to food sources.
"We consider St. Joe
to be a unique population,"
Arnold noted.


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If he was the decision-
maker, Arnold said, he
would recommend the Fish
and Wildlife Commission
board keep St. Joseph's
Bay closed to scalloping for
an additional two weeks,
opening the season on July
15.
Due to the factors that
make the bay unique, a
significant amount of the
animals' growth comes
later in the year than in
other scallop harvest areas
in Florida.
The two weeks
between July 1 and July
15 represent critical days
in the growth cycle of the
scallops, Arnold said while
emphasizing he can only
make recommendations,
the seven-member FWCC
board has final authority.
By waiting, Arnold further
explained, the scallop
hunter will see dividends.
An optimum size for a


scallop to be harvested is 60
millimnclers, or roughly 2.5
inches, in diameter. Right
now, the average scallop
in the bay is less than two
inches in diameter.
"The limit is still
going to be the same, but
because they are small it's
going to take twice as many
numbers to reach the limit
so they are taking twice
as many animals," Arnold
said. 'And they won't yield
as much meat so people are
going to get frustrated."
This is also a crucial
time in the cycle for
spawning stock.
The more of the
smaller animals taken
early in the season, the
fewer will survive to spawn
another day, maintaining
the stability of the scallop
stock, Arnold noted.
Overall, Arnold noted
that the Florida scallop
stocks have stabilized
and grown. While at one
time about a decade ago
St. Joseph's Bay and
Steinhatchee Bay were
about the only places
to scallop, Homosassa
Bay south of Tampa has
become a hotbed and
populations are beginning
to grow in Tampa Bay and
other areas.
Arnold points to
actions taken in 1994-
95 when bag limits were
reduced, the harvest
season's length was
shortened and harvest
regulations were modified.
"The overall scallop
population in the state is
more stable than it was 10
years ago," Arnold said.
The key to enjoying


Among the measures taken more than 10 years to help
stabilize the state's bay scallop population was to impose
stricter bag limits and shorten the harvest season.
Harvest season begins on. Tuesday, July 1 and lasts
through Wednesday, Sept. 10, though researchers are
urging folks to be patient and wait as deep into the season
as possible to allow for scallop growth and spawning,
critical to stabilizing the resource.
Bag Limits: Folks are restricted to two (2) gallons
of whole unshucked scallops or one pint of meat per
person per day. There is a limit of 10 gallons of unshucked
scallops per vessel per day, but there must 10 people on
that vessel.
Most importantly, said Lt. Stan Kirkland of the Fish
and Wildlife Conservation Commission, per day bag limits
mean just that, per day.
"People are not allowed to get a bag limit and go to
the shore and put them on ice or whatever and then go out
for bag limit number two," Kirkland said. "Daily bag limit
means daily bag limit."
It is also important to remember that it is illegal to
possess harvested scallops on water outside of open
harvest areas. In other words, you can't set your boat in
the water in Bay County, navigate to St. Joseph's Bay,
harvest and then return with your harvest to Bay County.
Diving Flag: Individuals who recreationally harvest
must do so using a dive flag, which can be purchased at
any dive or tackle store. The dive flag must be prominently
displayed and the diver must stay within close proximity
of the flag.
"The diving flag may be the biggest (regulation),"
Kirkland said. "A diving flag is necessary and it is for their
safety. Boaters need to be able to see where people might
be diving."
Saltwater Fishing License: To harvest scallops in
Florida waters you must purchase a saltwater fishing
license frdm the county Tax Collector's office.
Commercial Harvesting: It is illegal to harvest scallops
in Florida for commercial purposes.
HarvestAreas: State waters open to scallop harvesting
extend from the Pasco-Hernando line near Aripeka) to the
west bank of the Mexico Beach Canal in Bay County.


a bountiful harvest in St.
Joseph's Bay this season,
he added, is a little
patience combined with a
conservation mind-set.
"Conservation-minded
people will wait to. get


larger scallops, get more
meat from them and they'll
take fewer animals," Arnold
said. "People are going to
have to be considerate and
mindful of the resource."


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Legislation, letter
calls for the National
Research Council to
conduct a basin-wide
study of the ACF River
System

WASHINGTON, D.C.-
U.S. Senator Bill Nelson
(D-Florida) and U.S. Con-
gressman Allen Boyd (D-
North Florida) recently in-
troduced legislation calling
for a comprehensive study
of the water management,
needs, and conservation
along the Apalachicola-
Chattahoochee-Flint (ACF)
River System. The legisla-
tion introduced in the Sen-
ate and the House of Rep-
resentatives would require
the U.S. Army Corps of
Engineers to enter into an
agreement with the Nation-
al Research Council (NRC)
of the National Academies
to conduct a basin-wide
assessment of the ACF
system.
"We cannot sit back
and watch as the river and
bay decline," said Nelson.
"The Apalachicola River is


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way of doing business. We
need a solution that takes
into account the environ-
mental sensitivities and
real water needs of the citi-
zens of the three surround-
ing states. This study is a
first step toward reaching
that goal."
"It is clear from talk-
ing with Florida's stake-
holders, the Corps, and the
Fish & Wildlife Service that
more information about the
ACF system, specifically the
impact of freshwater flows
on the Apalachicola Bay, is
desperately needed," said
Boyd. "This study will
show the real impact that
low water flows have had
on our river and bay. The
National Research Council
has a long history of pro-
viding policy makers and
the public with expert ad-
vice based on sound scien-
tific evidence and research.
A study by the NRC will al-
low the three states and the
Corps to develop a more
successful, long term wa-
ter management solution
that recognizes the needs of
all the users along the ACF
system."


Similar to the legis-
lation, Nelson and Boyd
also are circulating a letter
amongst the members of
the Florida Congressional
Delegation that asks the
Corps to enter into a con-
tract with the NRC to com-
plete the comprehensive
study of water management
in the ACF river basin.
Both the legislation and
the letter call for the NRC
study to include:
*Scientific information
on the Apalachicola River
and Bay and the impact
of freshwater flow on the
ecology of the river and the
bay.
*An assessment of
water availability, supply
options, demand-manage-
ment alternatives, and so-
cioeconomic factors that
influence uses in the ACF
River System.
*Recommendations for
an approach to determine
water limits that recognize
the needs of all users along
the ACF River System.
*Suggestions for any
additional measures to ad-
dress the long term water-
shed management needs of
the ACF River System.


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The Star, Port St. Joe, FL Thursday, June 26, 2008 SECTION B


Candidates Qualify for Fall Elections


By Tim Croft
Star News Editor

For many of the county's political can-
didates the heavy lifting is over. For many,
the campaign is just underway.
Qualifying for the fall elections con-
cluded at noon last Friday and there were
little in the way of surprises or last minute
entries into the fray for the host of offices
at stake in this busy election year.


The week was a good one for several
Constitutional officers.
Clerk of the Circuit Court Becky
Norris, Tax Collector Shirley Jenkins and
Supervisor of Elections Linda Griffin each
qualified without opposition and they will
automatically be returned to office.
For Norris, it will be her second term,
while Jenkins and Griffin secured their
third four-year terms.
Linda Wood and Billy Quinn were also


automatically ushered back into office
for another four-year team on the Gulf
County School Board when they also diew
no opposition.
Under state law, candidates without
opposition are considered to have voted
for themselves and therefore secured elec-
tion by a 1-0 margin.
That margin would also fit, Phillip
Gaskin, who will return to the Group 1
seat in Wewahitchka for another term


Despina Williams/The Star
Candidates filed their qualifying paperwork last week at the Supervisor of Elections office.


after he drew no challenger.
County Judge Fred Witten, based on
the differing election cycles for judges,
officially secured another six-year term in
office last month.
And, Jim Townsend was the lone can-
didate for county Harbor Master, putting
him into office with no further campaign-
ing.
For the rest of the field, however, the
work continues.
The primary election is slated for
Aug. 26 while the general election will be
Nov. 4.
The remaining county races shape up
this way as of the noon Friday qualifying
deadline:
County Commission, District 1
Incumbent Carmen McLemore, com-
pleting his second four-year term, is
seeking re-election and will face' Greg
Bozeman.
McLemore is a Democrat and
Bozeman a Republican so they will not
face off until Nov. 4.
County Commission, District 3
Bill Williams, completing his first
term, will face fellow Republican John
Grantland, Supervisor of Public Works for
the City of Port St. Joe, in the Republican
primary on Aug. 26.
Whoever emerges as the winner will
vie with Democrat Bo Williams.
Bill Williams edged Bo Williams by
fewer than 20 votes four years ago.
County Commission, District 5
There is no incumbent in this race as
current commissioner Jerry Barnes chose
not to seek re-election after two terms.
This is another race that will not be
decided until November.
Barbara Radcliff, a Democrat, will
face former commissioner Warren Yeager,
a Republican, in the general elecuon.
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
Democrats, this race, as it was four years
ago, will be decided during the primary


(See ELECTIONS on Page 7B)


Wish List for Local Soldiers on Deployment


By Marie Logan
Star Staff Writer

It's the small things that mean so
much. Ask any soldier on that lonesome
and dangerous duty along the front lines.
As American soldiers continue to deploy
to battlefields in Iraq and Afghanistan, they
need numerous small items sent to them -
items that we, back in America take for
granted every day.
There are currently two Gulf County
residents deployed to the Middle East,
and one Mexico Beach resident who very
recently returned for another tour of duty.
Captain James Glenn Norris, an officer
with the Mexico Beach Police Department,
has returned to the Middle East for anoth-
er tour.
As a staff sergeant in the Army
Reserves, Norris was called to active duty
in 2005 and took a leave of-absence from
the Mexico beach Police Department to ful-
fill his duty. He is a member of the 509th
Transportation Unit out of Panama City,
but in his previous deployment served with
the 558th Transportation Detachment, part
of the 81st Infantry Division in Iraq.
Norris and his wife, Terri, have six


children. He has been with the Mexico
Beach Police Department since April 2002,
after also serving with both the Gulf County
Sheriff's Department and the Port St. Joe
City Police Department.
Buck Watford, a long-time Gulf District
Schools employee, has for the third time
been deployed to the Middle East..Watford
is with the 1186th Terminal Transportation
Unit out of Jacksonville.
He and his wife, Pam, a teacher at Port
St. Joe Middle School, have two children.
Robert Ramsey is a life-long resident
of Port St. Joe and employed with Gulf
Correctional Institution. This is Ramsey's
third deployment also. He is with the
576 Transportation Division of the MVMT
Control, U.S. Army Reserves.'
Ramsey and his wife, Kelly, have two
young daughters.
The Mexico Beach Department of
Safety will be sending packages to Norris
monthly, and has passed the word through
the community that anytime anyone wants
to donate something, just drop off items or
cash donations for postage at the Mexico
Beach Department of Public Safety.
Laura Metcalf will be happy to collect
the goods in the office at 118 North 14t"h


Street, beside Mexico Beach city hall.
This is an ongoing process and the
following items are the most commonly
requested things by military service per-
sonnel:
Toiletries: soap, deodorant, sun
screen, dental floss, hand sanitizer, moist
wipes, razors, travel size toiletries, tooth-
paste, toothbrushes, lip balm, shampoo,
facial tissues
Food: fruit cups, candy, snack bars,
peanut butter, Raman noodles, flavored
drink mix, camper style food (but no pork
items), gum, sardines, tea bags, tuna snack
kits.
Other: disposable cameras, AT&T
phone cards, playing cards, Odor Eaters
insoles, pens, pencils, postage.
Cards, personal messages arnd letters
would be wonderful, too.
Additionally, Norris is a Florida 'Gator
fan and 'Gator items would be much
appreciated.


In addition to the items listed above,
Watford and the soldiers in' his unit are
asking for any kind of recreational equip-
ment from balls of all kinds to gloves, bats
and nets.
Port St. Joe Middle School is the drop-
off point for any donations for Watford.
Ramsey's unit is asking for simple care
packages and especially a note with your
thoughts and prayers.
The drop-off point for Ramsey's items
is the Gulf County Welcome Center at 150
Capt. Fred's Place.
Please note: All packages are subject
to search and/or X-ray. These packages
are traveling to a country of Muslim faith.
Magazines with semi-nude photos are not
welcome (Maxim, Sports Illustrated, Men's
Health are not appropriate). Please do not
send any pork products.


Sons of Slain Empire Mica


Sailor to Visit Port St. Joe


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by Hannah Henderson


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Three English brothers are visiting
Port St. Joe this week to commemorate the
66th anniversary 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 eagerly antic-
ipated 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 spgak with
anyone who remembers the sinking of the
Empire Mica and its aftermath.
They will be receiving, visitors, on
Saturday, June 28 at 10 a..i. (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, dwilliams@starfl.com.


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


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Happy Birthday, Granny! We ALL love you, Katie,
Kassidy, Garrette and Miles.
Miss Irene's Children and Family would like to
invite everyone to the Half of Century celebration June
28 2008 at the end of Pondarosa Pines Drive in Jones
Homestead. We will be celebrating 50 wonderful years of
an AWESOME Woman, so everyone please come and join
us... She said no gifts please, just everyone come and have
a good time! So hope to see you all there to show her just
how much she is loved!!! Any one need directions, call
850-227-6821 (Jenny).


I7oeredi II aer to j yarr
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.
The bride is the daughter of Linda Raffield and
Charles Meredith; her mother is from Howards Creek,
and her father hails from Dalketh, FL. The bridegroom is
the son of Donna J. Raker and Johnny Raker of Highland
View. -


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Ms. Tina Register and Mr. Gary K. Towner and Mr.
and Mrs. Jarred Burns, Jr. would like to announce the
engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter
Tynetta Clarissa Towner to Patrice L. Nelson on the twen-
ty-third of August at 4:00 p.m., at Thompson Temple First
Born Church, Inc. A reception will follow at Community
in Port St. Joe.
All friends and family are invited to attend and invita-
tions will be sent.
Tynetta is a 2001 graduate of Enterprise State
College, and 2005 graduate of the University of Tampa.
Tynetta is employed by the Hillsbrough Co. Kids incorp.
(Dept. of Children). Patrice is a native .of Chicago, Illinois.
He graduated from Lutheran North Private High School in
1989. Patrice is a Retail Broker/Entrepreneur.


Welcome Peyton Virginia Herring


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Matt and Sherry
Herring of Mexico Beach,
are proud to announce
the birth of their daughter,
Peyton Virginia Herring, on
June 11, 2008, at 12:01
PM at Gulf Coast Medical
Center. Peyton weighed 7
pounds 2 ounces and was
20 -%Y inches long.
Paternal grandpar-
ents are Dallas and Sherry
Herring of Mexico Beach.
Paternal great grandparents
are Margarette Schremp
of Beacon Hill and Inez
Herring of Grand Ridge.
Maternal grandparents
are Ed and Pamela Morgan
of Tallahassee and maternal
great grandmother Nellie
Jacobs of Woodville.



Green

Tropical

Parrot Found
The Franklin County
Animal Control has
retrieved a green tropi-
cal parrot in Apalachicola.
Animal Control would like
to reunite it with its family.
Owner should call the
Franklin County' Animal
Control at 850-670-8167.
This parrot is banded and
owner must identify band
# or proof of purchase to
claim bird.


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Skylar Welcomes Sister
Skylar Clayton is proud to announce the birth of her
baby sister, Christina Nicole Clayton. Christina was born
on June 2, 2008 at 7:29 at Gulf Coast Medical Center. She
weighed 8 pounds, 7 ounces and was 20 V inches long.
Jamie and Mary Clayton are the proud parents of Skylar
and Christina. Proud grandparents are Sam (Papa) and
Jeannette (Nana) Amerson, Keith (Papa Keith) and Debbie
(Ranny) Ford, grandmother Barbara (G.G.) Lauder; and
uncles Sam Amerson and Jeremy Owens.


Gulf Coast Medical Center


CONGF


LATULATIONS!


SPINE CENTER OF EXCELLENT -


Front Row (left- right): Stephen M. Smith, MD, Ob/Gyn; Gloria Crawford, Business Leader; Gayle Oberst,
Business Leader, Panama City Beach Mayor; Riyad Albibi, MD, Gastroenterology; Allan Bense, Business
Leader, Former Florida Speaker of the House of Representatives, Board Vice Chair.
Back Row (left right): Charles Whitehead, Business Leader; Jack Shumate, MD, Neurology, Board Chair;
John M. Fite, Esq., Business Leader; Todd Gallati, President/CEO Gulf Coast Medical Center, Board
Secretary/Treasurer; James Strohmenger, MD, Radiology; George Ramie, DO, Ob/Gyn, 2008 Chief of Staff.


The 2008 Gulf Coast Medical Center Board of Trustees congratulates
our hospital, staff and physicians on earning the National Spine
Center of Excellence designation by the Joint Conmmission. Through
your efforts, Gulf Coast Medical Center is now recognized among
the nation's best hi', pi.i,- in reaching and exceeding the highest
standards for .spine surgery and care. Thank you for your dedication
to your patients and our community.


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Art Workshops at Tupelo Theatre


Barefoot Cottages Happenings
Three Fridays this check made payable to Film Premiere Quiet.
Summer "Heather Parker". Light The Tupelo Theatre will ta
refreshments provided presents the premiere of at 7 p.
All supplies are pro- by Barefoot Cottages. Another Quiet Night in Theatr
SDesperation, a short film $l10.0
vided for you to create Workshops are written and directed by tion g
your own acrylic painting held in the Community Michael Lister featuring corn
on 16 x 20 canvas, under Building on the Greens. Jacob Jackson and Shane


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


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 epearceC(c
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


Mexico Beach


Happenings
Take advantage of all of the fun things offered in
Mexico Beach during the summer. Prickly Pears has art
lessons and cooking classes 648-1115, Amanda's Bistro
and Pantry has a party at every full moon 648-5102, El
Governor has a band or Karaoke each weekend 648-5757,
most of the restaurants have live music on Friday and
Saturday nights. I am sure there is a lot more going ,on,
but these are just a few things to keep you busy!


Movies in


the Park

It's summertime and
that means movies in the
park. So bring your blan-
ket, chairs and picnic bas-
kets for an evening full of
family fun.

What & When:
All movies begin at dark
(typically 9 p.m. Eastern
Time), so come early and
pick your spot out!
June 26- Nancy Drew,
PG
July 10- Enchanted,
-PG
July 24- The Bee Movie,
PG
August 14- National
Treasure 2, PG

Where: Frank Pate
Park on Highway 98 in Port
St. Joe

For more information:
Please call the Gulf County
TDC at 850-229-7800.

Steve Fee


Concert

Where: Free Chapel
Worship Center in
Gainesville, GA
When: Thursday, July
17 at 7:30 p.m. ET.
Cost: Free Admission

Thursday July, 17 the
TURN will be hosting wor-
ship leader Steve Fee in
concert. The TURN is a
community for College &
20's that gathers weekly
on the North Campus of
Free Chapel in Gainesville
Georgia. You don't want to
.miss this event!
For more information
visit us on the web at www.
the-turn.com or contact us
at 678-677-8300 extension
1016. Admission is freely


McDonald and Cynde
Aaron. The film is based on
a short story in a collection
of the same name, an the
premiere will serve as the
release party for the book,
as well.
Two other short films
will also be shown, and
the audience will have the
opportunity to talk to the
writers, directors, and
actors involved in the proj-
ects.
The premiere ofAnother


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m. CT at The Tupelo
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). For more informa-
o to www.TheTupelo.

80s Night
in us on July 12 at
.m. for 80s night. Go
n time to the era of
ir, parachute pants,
e Brat Pack.
tess in 80s retro
play 80s trivia and
80s games, and watch
Movie. Start putting
outfit together now!
miss this fun night
Tupelo. Admission


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.
CT.
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


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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.


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:


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Purchase Assistance
Income


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$175,000


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Very Low, Lowand Moderate


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


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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8th Annual Mexico Beach

Photography Contest


The Mexico Beach
CDC, Inc. will sponsor the
8th Annual Mexico Beach
Photography Contest.
Submissions can be sent
to the CDC, April 1 through
July 25.
Photos submitted may
be displayed in a number
areas which may include,
but are not limited to: 1)
The Mexico Beach Visitor
Center; 2) The Mexico Beach
Official Visitor's Guide;
3) Mexico Beach's Local
Channel 4; 4) The Mexico
Beach Art & Wine Festival;
and 5) Medial Publications
6) The Mexico Beach CDC
Website
Criteria: Photographs
must be taken within the
City Limits of Mexico Beach,
FL. Photos may be either
Black & White or Color. May
be shot with a digital cam-
era, but cannot be digitally
enhanced. Submissions
must be unframed Prints
"8 X 10" in dimension.
Photographs shall fall in
the following categories: 1)
Beach; 2) Boating & Fishing;
3) Sunrises and Sunsets;
4) Flora; 5) Animal Life 6)
People 7) Historical Mexico
Beach 8) Mexico Beach
Landmarks/Miscellaneous.
Each photographer is lim-
ited to entering 6 pictures


per category; and, each sub-
mission must be accompa-
nied by a separate applica-
tion. Submissions must be
received at the Mexico Beach
Visitor Information Center
by 4:00 PM CT on July
25th. Submissions may be
mailed in to: Mexico Beach
Photography Contest PO.
Box 13382 Mexico Beach,
FL 32410. Questions maybe
directed to 1-888-723-2546
or 850-648-8196 locally.
Cost per submission is
$5.00 per Photograph.
Any profits will be
used to purchase frames
and for a reception at the
welcome center. Winning
photographs will be dis-
played in the Welcome
Center in an exhibit.
Judging of entered pho-
tos will take place between
July 25 and August 31.
Announcement of win-
ners and prize delivery will
take place at the Visitor's
Welcome Center- Time and
date TBD. Winners need not
be present to win. A panel
of experienced judges will
review all submissions and
will award entered photos
as follows:


Meet Curious George!

WFSU Kid's Club is bringing the PBS cartoon
star to Tallahassee. Come get your picture taken with
Curious George, create crafts, enjoy fun activities and
spin the WFSU Prize Wheel. It is all free! WFSU Kid's
Club members also receive additional prizes. Join the
excitement on Saturday, July 12 at the Fun Station from
10am-noon. For more information about the event or to
join the WFSU Kid's Club, call (850) 487-3170 ext. 359 or
go online www.wfsu.org.





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Available now for adoption from the St. Joseph Bay
Humane Society -
Brooks & Dunn, male kittens, three months (pic-
tured); Little Rascals, three lively pups; Sassy, a beauti-
ful, brindle female; Shep, a male shepherd pup, four
months old; 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.


Homemade Fudge Wedding Cakes
Bulk Candy All Occasion Cakes
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New Bethel Menu
Chittlings and Rice
Collard Greens
Fried Chicken
Corn Bread
Peach Cobbler
Tea
Donation: $6.50


Madelyn Muriel

Tonkin

Madelyn Muriel Tonkin, 91, a long
time resident of Mexico Beach FL, passed
away on June 11, 2008 at Bay Medical
Center with her dear friend, Traci Gaddis,
at her side.
Mrs. Tonkin was born to Ethel Ina
Kendry and Fred Richard Wardell on
August 7, 1916 in Haldimand County,
Ontario Canada.
Mrs. Tonkin was preceded in death by
her husband, Bob and several other family
members.
She is survived by 4 nieces Nancy
Martino, Martha Wiley, Mary Hartmann,
Jane Hartmann, and 2 nephews John
Hartman and Paul Hartman, plus a large
extended family with whom she was very
close to.
As a young woman she studied art
at a very prestigious art school on New
York and later became a graphic artist for
Eaton's Department Store in Hamilton,
Ontario, where she did all the layouts for
their newspaper advertisements. Madelyn
enjoyed traveling and played golf with her
friends. In later years, she came to Panama
City to care for her Aunt Eileen Haussler.
Alternately, she married Bob and pur-
chased a motel there which they managed
until their move to Mexico Beach. They
continued motel management until her
husband's death and her retirement.
Madelyn maintained a life- long inter-
est in the creativity of art and passion
for cooking. She also enjoyed the local
senior activities and her involvement with
the Church of Jesus Christ of Later Day
Saints.
A Memorial celebration of Life will be
held Saturday, June 28, 20087 at 10:00
A.M. at The Church of Jesus Christ of
Latter Day Saints, 318 Robin Ln. Mexico\
Beach, Fl.
2 The family would like to give special
thank you to all the Mexico Beach EMT's,
Caregivers, Neighbors, and her friends from
the Mormon Church who have watched out
for her over the years, especially when her
health began to fail.


A.V. Bateman

A.V Bateman, 89, of Port St. Joe,
passed away at his home Saturday, June
21, surrounded by his faithful daughters
and 'his beloved cats. He was a native of
Bristol, Florida, but for over 65 years he
has lived in Port St. Joe, working at the
Paper Mill until he retired. Along with
Gladys, his wife of 58 years who preceded
him in death, he was a longtime member of
First Baptist Church, Port St. Joe. Serving
as deacon (and chairman) for many years
then as a church greeter, Mr. A.V.'s presence
will be missed by those who worshipped
with him. Mr. Bateman was preceded in
death by his son, Robyn. Survivors include
two daughters and sons-in-law, Gail and
Harold Hinote and Judy and Tony Barbee,
all of Port St. Joe; three grandchildren, Hal
Hinote and wife.Melanie, Jeff Hinote, and
Angel Barbee; two great-grandchildren,
Jeremy Hinote and wife Dee and Ethan
I-inote; one brother, Vance Bateman and
wife Wynell; and several nieces and neph-
ews. Funeral services were held on Monday,
*June 23, 2008, at First Baptist Church,
'Port St. Joe, conducted by the Reverends
Howard Browning, Brent Vickery, and
Buddy Caswell. Interment followed in the
family plot in Holly Hill Cemetery.


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


s"Our Church can be your home"

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

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Lois Bailey

Mrs. Lois Irene Shaw Bailey, went to
be with her Lord June 8, 2008. She was
born in Preston, GA. April 20, 1931. She
leaves behind her two daughters, Linda
Sanders and Teresa A. Coulter; two sons; 5
grandchildren; and 6 great-grandchildren.


Paul D. White
Paul D. White, 78.
passed away Thursday.
June 19, 2008 at his sis-
ter's home in Sunbury, -
OH after a long illness.,
Paul was born a
March 17, 1930 in
Logan, West Vriginia,
son of Ray & Julia
(nee: Adams) White
(both deceased). He
was raised and edu- I
cated in Logan, WV and
later worked in the coal mines before
moving to Sunbury, OH where he worked
at Galena Brickyard. In 1951 Paul enlisted
in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Korean
War. On March 5, 1955 he married his
wife Thelma "Cookie". Paul moved with
his family to Lorain in 1959 and worked
at Ford as a relief man for 31 years. He
retired in April 1990 and moved to Port St.
Joe with his wife.
Paul was a member of Knights of St.
John, Lorain; Veterans of Foreign Wars,
Sunbury; and Fraternal Order of Eagles,
Sunbury. He was a collector of baseball
cards, coins and had a passion for his
stamp collection. He also enjoyed playing
cards and loved to play poker and gin.
He is survived by his son, Ernie D.
(Kim) White of Lorain; three daughters,
Paulia (Fred) Hunter of Port St. Joe,
Florida, Gail Skodny of Lorain, and Wendy
(John) Murnan of Loraln; 12 grandchil-
dren; 8 great grandchildren; sister, Jewel
(Dale) Layton; three brothers, Junior
(Juanita) White, Guy (Sue) White and
Buford (Patty) White; mother-in-law, Helen
Smith; four sister-in-laws Norma Hall
(Frank-deceased), Marie Jones, Rosemary
McDonald and Mildred Berry; and two
brother-in-laws Joe and Bill Smith.
He was preceded in death by his wife
Thelma N. (nee: Smith) who passed away
on June 16, 2005 after 50 years of mar-
riage; his parents Ray Luther & Julia (nee:
Adams) White; twin brother, Billy White;
sister Patty (Ray) Smith; and son-in-law
Robert Varner.
The family received friends at Reidy-
Scanlan-Glovannazzo Funeral Home, 2150
Broadway, Lorain on Wednesday, June
25, 2008 from 2-4 and 6-8 PM.- Funeral
Services will be 1 PM, Thursday, June
26, 2008 at Reidy-Scanlan-Giovannazzo
Funeral Home, Rev. Roland Presley and
Rev. Billy White Jr., con-celebrating. Burial
will follow at Ridge Hill Memorial Park,
Amherst \Twp. with military honors pro-
vided by American Legion Post 30 and
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 451, Lorain.


Lucia Maria Bauvaud

Lucia (Lucy) Marie Bavaud, 79, of Port
St. Joe, Fl. passed away, Friday June 6th
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 send-
ing the meager wages she could 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 anni-
versary. 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 internationally 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 Counrty club and then as a profes-
sional 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 husband, Peter J. Burns
have had a v action 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
SCatania, 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.


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




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


Church of Christ
at thle Beachles
EstalblishecS 33 AD in Jerusalem


We meet at ~ 350 Fireliouse Road
Overstreet 850.647.1622


Sunday Bible Study
Sunday Worship
Wednesday Bible Study


"We are about our Father's business"
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10:00 a.m. EST
11:00 a.m. EST
7:30 p,m. EST


New Bethel Baptist Church
June 29, 2008 10:00 a.m.
Mary Thomas 227-3400


Oak Grove Fish Fry

Oak Grove Church will be having a
Community Fish Fry/Bar-B-Que dinner to
be held at Frank Pate Park on Saturday,
June 28, 2008, from 11:00 AM to 2:00
PM Eastern Time. There will be wonder-
ful food, music, volleyball, badminton,
horseshoes, face painting and tattoos for
children, tricycle races for the kids, and
good fellowship. Please join us for a time
of christian gathering in the park.

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The family of Firman Willis would like
to thank everyone for all the prayers, food,
flowers and kindness shown us during the
loss of our loved one. A special thank you
to Brother Andrew Tutherford and family
Life Church, and David and Joyce Moore. A
special thank you to the Covenant Hospice
nurses Laurie, and Linda. May God Bless
you All.

Thank you, wife Delores Willis, daugh-
ter Cindy Moore, sons Eddie and Steve.


Lucky's Donut

I had already driven by the quirky
Cambodian restaurant once-or
was it twice. Lucky's Donut. My
thought-it-would-be-simple search
for a van bench seat with seat belts
was heading toward mini-expedition
proportion.
God, all I need is a salvaged, You
know, cheap seat. Minimal hassle
please. That's very close to what
my wife and I prayed the night
before. Shrugged shoulders, "no's"
and seatbeltless models were all I
found. The price?-- $350 to $600.
I needed a break to gather my
thoughts. Lucky, served a favorite of
mine-shrimp fried rice. So tasty.
The Bible says: "Those led by
the Spirit are sons of God." Spirit
led . even for a van seat? Sure.
But sometimes we need to stop. Yes
stop, and see how the Spirit will
lead us in God's direction.
I asked the only other patron,
"Do you know where there's another
RV salvage place?" Soon I was out
the door with a new destination.
When I made my final turn, I
spotted a mega-RV dealer. But they
only sold new rigs. I felt compelled
to keep driving.
Hmmm. What's that sign say?
"RV Surplus, Indoor Flea Market."
Shorty, the man at the counter
said, "I've got one left." We walked
through two adjacent rooms. He
unlocked a door. Down three steps,
he unlocked another door. "It's
brand new. It's just dusty," He said.
I got excited: "How much?" Shorty
said, "Twenty dollars." I questioned,
him about its lack of seatbelts. "I've
got some upstairs; I'll give them to
you."
Is it difficult to tip the scales of
your mind from lucky moment to
Spirit led experience?
I handed Shorty the only money
I had with me-a twenty dollar bill.
I left the building grinning. I raised
my hand heavenward: "Thank you
Father."


TO KNOW CHRISTAND TO MAKE HIM KNOWN


I ST. JAMES'

EPISCOPAL CHURCH

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

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.r -Brent Vickery, Pastor
-eB- Buddy Caswell, Minister of Music & Education
Bobby Alexander, Minister to Students

New Service Schedule for First Baptist Church
Sunday School & Worship Service .................. 9:00 am
Sunday School & Worship Service ................. 10:30 am
Sunday Evening Adult Bible Study ................. 6:00 pm
Wednesday Night Supper.......................... 5:30 pm
Wednesday Night Adult Prayer Meeting ............. 6:30 pm
Wednesday Night Children's Ministry activities ....... 6:30 pm
Wednesday Night Youth Ministry activities........... 6:30 pm
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Sunday Morning Service .............................. 11:00 a.m.
"A Reformed Voice in the Community"
www.faithbiblepsj.net
801 20th Street Port St. Joe 229-6707
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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 l\
(850) 229-8211


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


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


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323 Reid Avenue Port St. Joe 229-LIFE (5433)

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Ten-year old Michael's soft
expressionless demeanor sparked:
"I've got my Bible." I noticed the
name "Cliff Miller" engraved in the
lower right hand corner of Michael's
second-hand Bible.
Spark two: "Can you show me
Jesus?"' He simply wanted to see
Jesus' name in his Bible. Before
I could help, Michael said, "I've
found Jesus." I could see his finger
up towards the front of the Bible. It
was planted on the word-- "G-E-N-
E-S-I-S."
Well Michael has many things to
learn. He sure is eager.
Michael's attention next was
drawn to the inscription of "Cliff
Miller." "That's who wrote the
Bible," Michael said. "Cliff Miller."


words, what is impossible in the pres-
ent was possible, in the past, if you
give it enough time. It has been my
experience, that those who are fool-
ish enough to believe in evolution, are
those who, are unwilling to make the
life style changes, that would be nec-
essary, if they were to admit that this
universe, and everything in it, includ-
ing all the various life forms, were
miraculously created by a powerful
entity,- that one which we call God.
The apostle Peter wrote ( 2 Peter
3:3-7 ) "...SCOFFERS will come in
the last days, walking according to
their own lusts, and saying, "Where
is the promise of His coming? For
since the fathers fell asleep, all things
continue as they were from the begin-
ning of creation." For this they will-
fully forget: that by the word of God
the heavens were of old, and the
earth standing out of water and in
the water, by which the world that
then existed perished, being flooded
with water. But the heavens and the
earth which are now preserved by the
same word, are reserved for fire, until
thfe day-of-judgment and perdition of
ungodly men." Notice that part about
walking according to their own lusts.
In other words, SELFISH!
This author is a retired chem-
ist, who spent all of his working life
researching chemical changes. For
chemical compounds to react to form


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I told him that wasn't the case. He
doubted what I said. Why would his
name be on the book near the spot
typically reserved for the author's
name?
Michael was heading to the right
spot-a Bible study. The evening's
focus: "The Holy Bible."
The Bible says: "All Scripture is
inspired of God." The original Greek
language conotates a God-breathed
creation. God breathed into Holy
men's lives as they wrote Holy mes-
sages to transform followers of His
Holy Word into Holy people.
Some people need volumes of
information to aid in their Biblical
evaluation process. It's available.
All the scientific and historical facts
any true seeker could ever desire.


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


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

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


Rev. Mac Fulcher
PASTOR
JeffWhitty
Assistant PasorlMusic
Deborah Loyless
Director of Children Ministries,,


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 Wesibrook, 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


more complex chemical compounds,
certain things must happen. The
basic raw materials must be present,
and they must be reacted together,
using an input of energy in a very
controlled way. This doesn't hap-
pen without an intelligent control-
ler. Living organisms are incredibly
complex when considered according
to the discipline of chemistry. This is
true, even for the most primitive of life
forms. We cover this subject in more
detail on our web page: _myth.html
Come on people. Grow up,
Selfishness is for little children, not
adults. Surrender control of your
lives to God. Serve Him and your
fellow human beings. You have noth-
ing to lose but your old selfish, sinful
nature, and a long time in Hell!
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@mexicobeachcwc.com


Now Michael, when shown what
the Bible said, instantly believed
that God inspired every word found
in the Holy Bible. Not a doubt.
Sure, a person can doubtingly
explore reasons why the Bible can't
be true.
And then there's Michael's
approach. As Jesus said, "The per-
son who humbles himself like this
child is greatest in the heavenly
kingdom."
The Bible-- God's powerful, life-
changing Word. His Gift to human-
ity.
Our part in it? Choose our
reading attitude. Humble, eager to
learn; call it a Michael-attitude-- a
show-me-Jesus attitude.
Rick Leland


Worship with us at
Long Avenue Baptist Church:'-j
Where Faith, Family &Friendship ar i
Bible Study Sunday: 9:15am
Worship: 10:30am and 7:00pmr
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



Oak Grove Church
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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 3246
850-227-1837
www.oakgrove-church.org


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

Morning Prayer & Holy Communion
Sunday ................. 8:00 a.m.
'The Rev. David Mans, Priest
Services being held at the United Pentecostal Church
309 6th Street Port St Joe, FL
"An Unchanging Faith In A Changing World"
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Rev. Ted Lovelace, Pastor Church/Office: 648-8820


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There's an epidemic becoming
more serious in Mexico Beach every
day. And, Mexico Beach is not alone.
To some degree, this epidemic has
spread over the whole country, and
most, if not all, of the world. And to
make matters worse, the CDC and
the NIH are powerless to do anything
about it.
The name of the epidemic is
SELFISHNESS. Being selfish is a
trait that should be abandoned by the
teen-age years, or at least by the age of
accountability, which from a Biblical
perspective is age 20. Selfishness
is the prime reason why people are
not willing to surrender control of
their lives to God. Selfishness is the
prime reason why people are willing
'to accept the evolution myth, and why
others are actually teaching the evolu-
tion myth. For those false teachers
there is a very hot place waiting.
To the serious student looking
at all sides of the issue, it is obvious
that Darwinian Evolution, or what is
called macro-evolution, the change
from one kind of organism to another,
is an absolute pipe dream, which is
no more scientific than voodoo.
No one is so foolish as to say
that evolution is 'occurring in the
present. But in order to satisfy their
selfish pursuits, the evolutionists say'
that it MUST HAVE occurred in the
past, over millions of years. In other







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Faith Christian School


Langston


Summer
The students at the
Norris D. Langston Youth
Foundation, 21st Century
schools Archaeology
Summer Camp have enjoyed
their study of Archaeology.
They were privileged to
have guest speaker Dr. Della
Scott from the University of
West Florida visit them and
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Camp
she taught them how to
ticipate in an excavat
They have also learned
survey plots and exca
items that were buried
the playground. Stud
have been learning al
other people and their
ture. Camp students
participate in new soft
that test
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Math sk
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2007-08 Fourth Nine
Weeks Academic Honor
Roll

All A's
Kindergarten:
Catherine Bouington, Jade
Cothran
First Grade: Chandler
Godwin, Jacob Kennedy, Ana
Lacivita, KharismaLangston,
Lauren Tomlinson
Second Grade: Jordan
Alexander, Bryce Johnston,
Gabriel Matincheck
Fifth Grade: Caitlin
Godwin
Sixth Grade: Lauren
Costin, Allen Davis, Morgan
Kennington, Christian Lane
Eighth Grade: Tiffany
Burch
Twelfth Grade: Trevor
Burch


A's and B's
Kindergarten: Farren
Newman, Hagan Parrish,
Caleb Schweikert
First Grade: Brieana
Bozeman, Cameron Byrd,
Isabella Johnston, J.J.
Laine, Zack McFarland,
Bryce Thomas
Second Grade: Debra
Burdeshaw, Matthew Costin,
Courtney Davidson, Hannah
Lee, Thomas Miniat
Third Grade: David
Davis, Alison Gay, Dell
Pickett, Elijah Sarmiento
Fourth Grade: Kyle
Bouington, Hal'leigh Keels,
Reid Kennedy, Taylor
Matincheck
Fifth Grade: Racheal
Douglas, Elisha Vereen
Sixth Grade: Danielle
Matincheck, Lexie McGhee
Seventh Grade: Mary


Port St. Joe Middle School Honor Roll-4th Quarter


All A's

6th Grade: Bryce
Godwin, Brandon Hall,
Brittnay King, Barrett Lake,
Ashlin Morgan, Sawyer
Raffield, Makayla Ramsey,


8th Grade: Kristina
Furstenberg, Michelle
Hiscock, Erin Kennedy,
Avery Little

A's and B's


Nelson, Korie Othic, Morgan
Palmer, Bryan Powell,
Nicholas Renfro, Maya
Robbins, Cathlyn Robles,
Tori Thomas, Renzie
Williams, Tyler Wprley


Uut Anastasia Thomason, 6th Grade: Gabrielle 7th Grade: Javarri
time Dantasia Welch, Grant Anthony, Akasia Bailey, Beachum, Alyssa Catha,
We Whiten Carley Clements, Nicole Austin Clayton, Sky Hunter,
inue 7th Grade: Sophia Endres, Zach Harper, Jaclyn Kerigan, Thomas
and Adsit, Dallas Burke, Jacklyn Andrew Lacour, Natrone Kuhlman, Anastasia
xpe- Collinsworth, Karah Kubisz, Lee, Nicholas Lewis, Kayla Maughan, Richard
new Jenifer McLemore, Brittnee Lindsey, Brandon McGuffin, Pennington, Jada Quaranta,
Peak, Barbara Wood Morton McLemore, Katerina Hayden Renshaw, Britney


. Delta Epsilon Iota Academic


The Delta Epsilon Iota
Academic Honor Society has
selected Courtney Jeanelle
Amison for membership in
the local chapter at Auburn
University.
Delta Epsilon Iota was
established in order to
recognize and encourage
academic excellence in all
fields of study. The organi-
zation rewards outstanding
students through financial
scholarships, provides lead-
ership opportunities to its
members, and promotes
the principles of Dedication,
Enthusiasm, and Initiative


among students participating
in higher education through-
out the United States.
Students qualify on the
basis of academic achieve-
ment. Prospective members
must have completed a min-
imum of 30 semester hours
at an accredited college or
university, while maintain-
ing a 3.30 cumulative grade
point average or a scholastic
ranking within the top 15%
of their class.
Delta Epsilon Iota's
membership is comprised
of outstanding scholars
attending many of the finest


colleges and universities in
the country. Organizational
vision and cutting edge
resources have made the
Society one of the leading
academic development orga-
nizations, synonymous with
leadership and excellence in
academic life.
Courtney is also a
member of the follow-
ings scholars: Phi Lambda
Sigma-Pre Law Honor
Society, the National Honor
Society-Scholars, American
Psychological Association,
College Democrat's Student
Alumni Association, "The


Rich, Laura Schekenbach,
Monica Sherwood, Tucker
Smith, Jeremy Thompson
8th Grade: Raquetha
Bailey, Christopher Bush,
William Clark, Cody Cook,
Lisa Davis, Matthew Howze,
Rachel Jones, Daniel May,
Klenton McLemore, Jenny
Miles, Emerald Muniz, Sadik
Padilla, Ariel Robinson, Cole
Warren, Kaley Wilder





Society
Dean's List College of Liberal
Arts" of Auburn University,
having demonstrated a 3.81
grade point average.
Courtney is from
Apalachicola, having gradu-
ated from Apalachicola High
School in 2003. She is the
daughter of Tim and Ava
Amison of Apalachicola,
Florida. She is pursuing,
Psychology/Criminology
majors, and she is expected
to graduate college in the fall
of 2008. Upon graduation in
December, Courtney plans
to further her education in'
Law School.


Gulf Coast Electric Cooperative, Inc. is the recipient of Federal fi-
nancial assistance from the Rural Utilities Service, and agency of the
U.,S. Department of Agriculture, and is subject to the provisions of
Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended, Section 504
of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, the Age Discrimi-
nation Act of 1975, as amended, and the rules and regulations of
the U. S. Department of Agriculture which provide that no person
in the United States on the basis of race, color, national origin, age,
or disability shall be excluded from participation in, admission or
access to, denied the -benefits of, or otherwise be subjected to dis-
crimination under any of this organization's programs or activities.


The person responsible for coordinating this organization's nondis-
crimination compliance efforts is Roy Barnes, CEO/General Man-
ager. Any individual, or specific class of individuals, who feels that
this organization has subjected them to discrimination may obtain
further information about the statutes and regulations listed above
from and/or file a written complaint with this organization; or the
Secretary, U. S. Department of Agriculture, Washington, D. C. 20250;
or the Administrator, Rural Utilities Service, Washington, D. C. 20250.
Complaints must be filed within 180 days after the alleged discrimi-
nation. Confidentiality will be maintained to the extent possible.


G Gulf Coast
Electric Cooperative


(850) 639-2216 www.gcec.com (800) 333-9392


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Calitlin Bouington, Abagail
Davis
Eighth Grade: Trisha
Davidson
Ninth Grade: Brian
Pitts

2007-08 Year Academic
Honor Roll

All A's
First Grade: Chandler
Godwin, Isabella Johnston,
Jacob Kennedy, Ana.LaciVita,
Kharisma Langston, Lauren
Tomlinson, Bryce Thomas
Second Grade: Jordan
Alexander, Bryce Johnston,
Gabriel Matincheck
Fifth Grade: Caitlin
Godwin
Sixth Grade: Lauren
Costin, Allen Davis, Christian
Lane
Seventh Grade: Mary
Caitlin Bouington, Abagail
Davis
Eighth Grade: Tiffany
Burch


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Twelfth Grade: Trevor
Burch

A's and B's
First Grade: Cameron
Byrd, J.J. Laine, Zack
McFarland
Second Grade: Debra
Burdeshaw, Matthew Costin,
Hannah Lee, Thomas Miniat
Third Grade: David
Davis, Alison Gay, Dell
Pickett, Elijah Sarmiento
Fourth Grade: Kyle
Bouington, Reid Kennedy,
Taylor Matincheck
Fifth Grade: Coy
Burke, Marcel Duarte,
Elisha Vereen
Sixth Grade: Morgan
Kennington, Danielle
Matincheck, Lexie McGhee
Seventh Grade: Weston
Sarmiento,
Eighth Grade: Trisha
Davidson
Ninth Grade: Brian
Pitts






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election in late August.
Gulf County Sheriff
If political signs and advertising is any gauge, the
final two races on this list may draw the most atten-
tion and there is still time for additional candidates to
emerge.
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 Democratic primary
on Aug. 26.
The winner of that race will be challenged by Mike
Harrison, a Republican who was forced by state law to
step down last week 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 president of the union that rep-
resents the district's teachers and non-instructional
personnel, is challenging Tim Wilder, a first-term incum-
bent.
As both are registered Democrats, they will face off
Aug. 26.
City of Wewahitchka, Group 2
The lone surprise of qualifying week was the entrance
into the Wewahitchka City Commission race of Daniel
Hudak, who will.challenge incumbent Ralph Fisher for
the Group 2 seat.
As this is a non-partisan race, the election will be
held during the Aug. 26 primary.
Elections Assistance in Wewahitchka
Supervisor or Elections Linda Griffin has estab-
lished a weekly presence for her office in Wewahitchka.
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 information
for Griffin's office.
For more information contact Griffin's office at
229-6117.





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Lighthouse Utilities Company Inc.

P.O. Box # 428

Port St. Joe, FL 32457-0428

(850) 227-7427


2007 Annual Drinking Water Quality Report

This report will be mailed to customers only upon request and is also available at 2010 County Road C-30 upon request.

We're very pleased to provide you with this year's Annual Water Quality Report. We want to keep you informed about the excellent wa-
ter and services we have delivered to you over the past year. Our goal is and always has been, to provide to you a safe and dependable.
supply of drinking water. Our water source is: ground water from 2 wells. The wells draw from the Floridan Aquifer.
Our water is aerated to remove minerals and gases then chlorinated for disinfection purposes.
In 2006 the Department of Environmental Protection performed a Source Water Assessment on our system and a search of the data
sources indicated no potential sources of contamination near our wells. The assessment results are available on the FDEP Source Water
Assessment and Protection Program website at www.dep.state.fl.us/swapp.
We are pleased to report that our drinking water meets all federal and state requirements.

If you have any questions about this report or concerning your water utility, please contact James R. Simmons @ 850-227-7427. We
encourage our valued customers to be informed about their water utility.

Lighthouse Utilities Co., Inc. 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 ac-
cordance 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 fol-
lowing 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 treatment technology.

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

Action Level (AL): 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 identify 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 monitor-
ing data, to select compliance monitoring locations fbor the Stage 2 DBPR.

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

Maxinmumn residual disinfectant level goal or MRDLG: The level of a drinking water disinfectant below which there is no known or ex-
pected risk to health. MRDLGs do not reflect the benefits of the use of disinfectants to control microbial contaminants,
"ND" means not detected and indicates that the substance was not found by laboratory analysis.

Parts per billion (ppb) or Micrograms per liter (lpg/1) one part by weight of analyte to I 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.

2007 Data Table
Microbiological Contaminants The sources of drinking
Dates of MC Highest water (both tap water and
Contaminant and Unit of D IV CL Monthly ICLG MCL Likely Source of bottled water) include rivers,
Contaminant and Unit of sampling Violation Perentag Contamination lakes, streams, ponds, reser-
M t (mo/yr.) '/N /Number
For systems collecting fewer than voirs, springs, and wells. As
ToNnn BaC N 1 0 40 samples per month: presence of Naturally present in the
To.tl CoIlorm Bacteria 2 N7 N coliform bacteria in I sample environment water travels over the surface
collected during a month. of the land or through the
ground, it dissolves naturally
Contaminant and Unit MCL Violation] Level Range of' CLG MC Likely f SourceroofitissHlvesnatra
sampling N Detected Results Contamination L occurring miinerals and, in
SMeasurementm some cases, radioactive
Radiological Contaminants material, and can pick up
Alpha emitters (pCi/L) 9/2003 N 45 4.4- 4.5 0 15 Erodeositsural substances resulting from the
Inorganic Contaminants presence of animals or fiom
Discharge of drilling humian activity.
wastes; discharge
Barium (ppm) 12/2006 N -0.03 0.027- 0.03 2 2 from metal refineries;
erosion of natural Contaminants that may be
deposits' present in source water
Erosion of natural
deposits; discharge include:
from fertilizer and
aluminum factories.
Fluoride (ppm) 12/2006 N 1.8 0.7- 1.8 4 4.0 Water additive which (A) Microbial contami-
promotes strong teeth n ants, such as viruses and
when at optimum
levels between 0.7 and bacteria, which may come
S1d 3 pp fusion fi'om sewage treatment
odium (ppm) 12/2006 N 21 10 21 NA 160 leaching from soil plants, septic systems, agri-
cultural livestock operations,
and wildlife.
Stage 1 Disinfectants and Disinfection By-Products (B) Inorganic con-
Disinfectant or Dateof MCL orange amants, uch as salts
Contaminant and Dalesof MRDL Level ange MCLG or MCL or, tainats, such as salts
Unit of s n Violation Detected Rests MRDLG MRDL and metals, which can be
Measurement (moyr.) YN naturally-occurring or result
ChAlorine(ppm) DEC N 1.21 0.9-1.5 MRDL.G MRDL=4.0 Water additive used to control microbes from urban stornwater
acetic Acids 2007- ru-noff, industrial or domestic
(lve) (iAA5c)pb) 8/2007 N 11.8 1.9 NA MCL=60 By-product of drinking water disinfection wastewater discharges, oil
Htrilalomctlanes] 8/2007 N 15.6 13.7- NA MCL = 80 By-product of drinking water disinfection and gas production, mining,
(ppb) 8.3 or fanning.
C. ___ __ --- --m----.-.-of-AL-90th (C) Pesticides and herbi-
Coiltamlnant and Dates of AL 90th No. of sampling AL () Pesticides a hebi
Unit of sipling, Violation Percentile sit esexceeding MCLG (Action Likdely Sorce of Contamination cides, which may coinlefr'om
a variety of sources such as
Lead and Copper (Tap Water) agriculture, urban sto wa-
Corrosion of household plumbing systems;
Copper (tap water) 6-9/05 N 0.423 0 of 20 1.3 1,3 erosion of natural deposits; leaching from ter I'lnoff and residential
(ppm) wood preservatives UE.
Lead (tap water) 69/05 N p of 20 0 15 Corrosion of household plumbing systems,
(ppb) of20 0 5 erosion of natural deposits (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 stornmlwater 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 tfkdrink, the EPA prescribes regulations, which limit the amnlount 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 be 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.

In our continuing efforts to maintain a safe and dependable water supply, it may be necessary to make improvements in your water
system. The costs of these improvements may be reflected in the rate structure. Rate adjustments mlay be necessary in order to address
these improvements.


Some people may be more vulnerable to contaminants in drinking water than the general population. Immuno-compromised persons
such as persons with cancer undergoing chemotherapy, persons who have undergone organ transplants, people with HIV/AIDS or other
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 Cryp-
tosporidium and other microbiological contaminants are available from the Safe Drinking Water Hotline (800-426-4791).

We at ." I,, 1hi. ,, ._ Utilities Company Inc. would like you to understand the efforts we make to continually improve the water treatment
process and protect our water resources. We are committed to insuring the quality of your water. If you have any questions or con-
cerns about the information provided, please feel free to call any of the numbers listed.


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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-
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 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, 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
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 informa-
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.


1100

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 !ine of Gov-
ernment Lot 2, run North
89 degrees 48 minutes 07
seconds West for 66.00
teet; 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, PA., 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

/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


1100 I
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-
FIED that an action to fore-
close a mortgage on the
following described prop-
erty located in Gulf
County, Florida:

Issuing Office File No.:
1062-1889444

UNIT 204, 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 Line of Gov-
ernment Lot 2, run North
89 degrees 47 minutes 36
seconds West for 253.62
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, 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 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 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


1100

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 Line 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, 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 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 14TH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA.

CASE No.
23-2008-CA-000059

RBC CENTURY BANK,
Plaintiff,
vs.
KIRK LINEBERGER, et. al.,
Defendants.


NOTICE OF FORECLO-
SURE 'SALE

NOTICE IS HEREBY
GIVEN pursuant to an Or-
der or Final Judgment en-
tered in Case No.
23-2008-CA-000059 of the
Circuit Court of the .14H11-1
Judicial Circuit in and for
GULF County, Florida,
wherein, RBC CENTURY
BANK, Plaintiff and KIRK
LINEBGE R,' et. al., are
Defendants, I will sell to
the highest bidder for cash
at the front lobby door of
the Gulf County Court-
house in Port St. Joe, Flor-
ida at the hour of 11:00
a.m., on the 10th day of.
July, 2008, the following
described property:

Issuing Office File No.:
1062-1837644

COMMENCE AT A CON-
CRETE MONUMENT
MARKING THE NORTH-
WEST CORNER OF GOV-
ERNMENT LOT 4 IN SEC-
TION 36, TOWNSHIP 8
SOUTH, RANGE 12 WEST,
GULF COUNTY FLORIDA,
AND THENCE RUN
NORTH 00 DEGREES 14
MINUTES 43 SECONDS
EAST 702.83 FEET TO A
CONCRETE MONUMENT

GINNING, FROM .SAID
POINT OF BEGINNING
CONTINUE NORTH 00
DEGREES 14 MINUTES 43
SECONDS EAST 84.48
FEET THENCE RUN
NORTH 89 DEGREES 45
MINUTES 17 SECONDS
WEST 150.00 FEET TO A
POINT OF CURVE TO THE
LEFT THENCE RUN
SOUTHWESTERLY
ALONG SAID CURVE
WITH A RADIUS OF
121.88 FEET THRU A
CENTRAL ANGLE OF 44
DEGREES 36 MINUTES 37
SECONDS FOR AN ARC
DISTANCE OF 94.90
FEET, THE CORD OF
SAID ARC BEING SOUTH
67 DEGREES 56 MINUTES
25 SECONDS WEST 92.52
FEET TO A POINT OF RE-


I 1100 I
VERSE CURVE, THENCE
RUN SOUTHWESTERLY
ALONG SAID REVERSE
CURVE WITH A RADIUS
OF 117.57 FEET THRU A
CENTRAL ANGLE OF 44
DEGREES 36 MINUTES 37
SECONDS FOR AN ARC
DISTANCE OF 91'.54
FEET, THE CHORD OF
SAID ARC BEING SOUTH
67 DEGREES 53 MINUTES
24 SECONDS WEST 89.24
FEET, THENCE RUN
SOUTH 00 DEGREES 14
MINUTES 43 SECONDS
WEST 1 15.50 FEET,
THENCE RUN SOUTH 89
DEGREES 45 MINUTES 17
SECONDS EAST 318.16
FEET TO THE POINT OF
BEGINNING.

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

SUBJECT TO A ROAD-
WAY EASEMENT AND
ACROSS THE NORTH-
ERLY 7.50 FEET
THEREOF.

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

COMMENCE AT A CON-
CRETE MONUMENT
MARKING THE NORTH-
WEST CORNER OF GOV-
ERNMENT LOT 4 IN SEC-
TION 36, TOWNSHIP 8
SOUTH, RANGE 12 WEST,
GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA;
THENCE RUN NORTH 00
DEGREES 14 MINUTES 43
SECONDS EAST 702.83
FEET TO A CONCRETE
MONUMENT FOR THE
POINT OF BEGINNING;
THENCE FROM SAID
POINT OF BEGINNING
CONTINUE NORTH 00
DEGREES 14 MINUTES 43
SECONDS EAST 76.98
FEET TO POINT LYING
ON THE CENTERUNE OF
A 15 FOOT WIDE ROAD-
WAY EASEMENT:
THENCE RUN ALONG
SAID CENTERLINE AS
FOLLOWS:
NORTH 89 DEGREES 45
MINUTES 17 SECONDS
WEST 150.00 FEET TO A
POINT OF CURVE TO THE
LEFT HAVING A RADIUS
OF 121.8 FEET; THENCE
SOUTHWESTERLY
ALONG SAID CURVE FOR
94.90 FEET THRU A CEN-
TRAL ANGLE OF 44 DE-
GREES 36 MINUTES 43
SECONDS, CHORD OF
SAID ARC BEING SOUTH
67 DEGREES 56 MINUTES
25 SECONDS WEST 92.52
FEET TO A POINT OF
CURVE TO THE RIGHT
HAVING A RADIUS OF
117.50 FEET; THENCE
SOUTHWESTERLY
ALONG SAID CURVE FOR
91.53 FEET, THRU A CEN-
TRAL ANGLE OF 44 DE-
GREES 37 MINUTES 55
SECONDS, CHORD OF
SAID ARC BEING SOUTH
67 DEGREES 57 MINUTES
01 SECONDS WEST 89.23
FEET; THENCE LEAVING
SAID CENTERLINE RUN
SOUTH 00 DEGREES 26
MINUTES 00 SECONDS
WEST 15.14 FEET TO A
ROD AND CAP; THENCE
SOUTH 89 DEGREES 41
MINUTES 21 SECONDS
EAST 318.21 FEET TO
THE POINT OF BEGINN-
ING.

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

DATED this 10th day of
June,2008.,

REBECCA L. NORRIS
Clerk Circuit Court

/s/Jasmine Hysmith
Deputy Clerk

,In accordance with the
Americans with Disabilities
Act, persons needing a
reasonable accommoda-
tion to participate in this
proceeding should, no
later than seven (7) days
prior, contact the Clerk of
the Court's disability coor-
dinator at PO Box 826,
MARIANNA, FL 32448,
850-718-0026. If hearing or
voice impaired, contact
(TDD) (800)955-8771 via
Florida Relay System.

Publish June 26 & July 3
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


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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
UNDA 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
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 Service.

Publish June 19 & 26,
2008 ne ,
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.
*


1100
S__/
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 Divi-
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
PRO. 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,
20081
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT,
FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT OF THE STATE
OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR
GULF COUNTY

CASE NO. 07-383-CA

BAYSIDE SAVINGS BANK,
Plaintiff,
vs.
REX D. STRICKLAND and
wife, DENISE BOND
STRICKLAND
Defendants.

NOTICE OF SALE

NOTICE IS HEREBY
GIVEN that the under-
signed, Clerk of Circuit
Court of Gulf County, Flor-
ida, pursuant to the Final
Judgment of foreclosure
entered in this cause, will
sell at the front lobby door
of the Gulf County Court-
house in Port St. Joe, Flor-
ida, at 11:00 a.m. on July
10, 2008, the following de-,
scribed parcel of real
property, to-wit:

COMMENCE. AT THE
SOUTHEAST CORNER OF
THE NORTHWEST QUAR-
TER OF THE NORTH-
WEST QUARTER OF SEC-
TION 30, TOWNSHIP 6
SOUTH, RANGE 9 WEST
GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
AND RUN THENCE
NORTH 00 DEGREES 22
MINUTES 10 SECONDS
WEST ALONG THE EAST-
ERLY BOUNDARY OF
SAID NORTHWEST
QUARTER OF THE
NORTHWEST QUARTER,
A DISTANCE OF 170.54
FEET TO THE POINT OF
BEGINNING. FROM SAID
POINT OF BEGINNING
THENCE CONTINUE
NORTH 00 DEGREES 22
MINUTES 10 SECONDS
WEST ALONG SAID EAST-
ERLY BOUNDARY A DIS-
TANCE OF 93.56 FEET;
THENCE NORTH 77 DE-
GREES 39 MINUTES 00
SECONDS WEST, A DIS-
TANCE OF 620.95 FEET;
THENCE SOUTH 22 DE-
GREES 41 MINUTES 05
SECONDS WEST, A DIS-
TANCE OF 20.33 FEET;
THENCE NORTH 77 DE-
GREES 39 MINUTES 00
SECONDS WEST, A DIS-
TANCE OF 434.53 FEET;
THENCE SOUTH 22 DE-
GREES 41 MINUTES 05
SECONDS WEST, A DIS-
TANCE OF 246.83 FEET;


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THENCE SOUTH 66 DE-
GREES 44 MINUTES 37
SECONDS EAST, A DIS-
TANCE OF 182.26 FEET;
THENCE SOUTH 89 DE-
GREES 56 MINUTES 59
SECONDS EAST, A DIS-
TANCE OF 967.25 FEET
TO THE POINT OF BEGIN-
NING. Containing 5.00 ac-
res, more or less.

Together with
A HOME OF MERIT MO-
BILE HOME BEARING SE-
RIAL NUMBERS
FLHML3F160526559A &
FLHML3F160526559B.

In accordance with
FS.45.031(2), the suc-
cessful high bidder, if
other than the Plaintiff,
shall post with the Clerk a
deposit equal to five (5)
percent of the final bid or
$1,000.00, whichever is
less. The balance shall be
paid to the Clerk within
twenty-four hours of the
sale; otherwise the Clerk
shall readvertise the sale
and pay all costs of the
sale from the deposit. Any
remaining funds shall be
applied toward the judg-
ment. The successful high
bid shall be exclusive of
the Clerk's registry fee.

THIS NOTICE dated this
16th day of June, 2008.

Rebecca L. Norris
Clerk of Circuit Court

/s/Jasmine Hysmith
Deputy Clerk.

Publish June 26 & July 3,
2008

JOB NOTICE

The Port St. Joe Redevel-
opment Agency is accept-
ing applications for an In-
terim Director for the
Agency. This is a
short-term professional po-
sition, approximately three
months, while a permanent
Executive Director is se-
lected. If qualified, the in-
terim director may be con-
sidered for the permanent
position. A bachelors de-
gree or masters degree is
required, with preference
given to related fields. Ex-
perience in community de-
velopment, economic de-
velopment and urban de-
velopment is preferred.
Start date will be immedi-
ate upon hire.

Applications and job de-
scriptions are available at
the PSJRA offices, 150
Captain Fred's Place, Port
St. Joe, FL 32456 or via
email upon request at
gail@CntebratePortSaintJoe.c
om. Applications must
be accompanied by a valid
driver's license and Social
Security card. Applications
will be accepted until July
11.

For more information, con-
tact Gail Alsobrook at
850-229-6899. The PSJRA
enforces a Drug-Free
Workplace Policy and is
an Equal-Opportunity Em-
ployer.
Publish June 26, 2008


NOTICE OF APPLICA-
TION FOR TAX DEED

NOTICE IS 1, HEREBY
GIVEN that Malbec II LLC
the holder of the following
Tax Certificate, has filed
said certificate for a tax
deed to be issued thereon.
The certificate number and
year of issuance, the de-
scription of the property,
and the names in which it
was assessed are as fol-
lows:
Certificate No. 328
Application' No.2008- 6
Year of Issuance: 2006
R.E. No. 03593-001R
Description of Property:

Lot Thirteen (13), Block Six
(6), Beacon Hill Subdivi-
sion, including that parcel
of land lying between Lot
Thirteen (13). and U.S.
Highway 98, according to
the Official Plat Thereof on
file in the Office of the
Clerk of Circuit Court, Gulf
County, Florida.

Name in which assessed:
Mary Ann Harrell
All of said property being
in Gulf County, State of
Florida. Unless such cer-
,tificate shall be redeemed


the highest bidder in the
front Lobby of the Gulf
County Courthouse, 1000
Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd.,
Port St. Joe, Florida at
11:00 AM, E.D.T, Wednes-
day, the 2nd day of July,
2008. Dated this 30th day
of May, 2008.

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

BY:* Donna L.Ray
Deputy Clerk

Publlsh:6/05/08, 06/12/08,
06/19/08, 06/26/08


TION FOR TAX DEED

NOTICE IS HEREBY
GIVEN that MTAG for Col-
orado Asset Mgmt the
holder of the following Tax
Certificate, has filed said
certificate for a tax deed to
be issued thereon. "The
certificate number and
year of issuance, the de-
scription of the property,
and the names in which it
was assessed are as fol-I
lows:

Certificate No.: 453
Application No.: 2008- 7
Year of Issuance: 2006
R.E. No.: 06090-000R

Description of Property:
MADDOX SUBDIVISION
TO OAK GROVE PB 1 PG
27 LOTS 17, 18, 19, 20, 21
& 22 ORB 261/491 FR
YOUNG ORB 327/199 QC
FR LANDRY ORB 381/268
FR LANDRY BLK A MAP
51A

Name in which assessed:
Charles S. Seymour
All of said property being ,
in Gulf County, State of
Florida. Unless such cer-
tificate shall be
redeemed according to
law, the property de-
scribed in such certificate
will be sold to the
highest bidder in the front
Lobby of the Gulf County
Courthouse, 1000 Cecil G.
Costin, Sr..Blvd., Port St.
Joe, Florida at 11:00 AM,
E.D.T., Wednesday, the
16th day of July, 2008.
Dated this 13th day Of
June, 2008.

REBECCA L. NORRIS
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT
COURT
GULF COUNTY FLORIDA
BY:
Donna L. Ray
Deputy Clerk

Publish: 06/19/08,
06/26/08, 07/03/08,
07/10/08

Ad# 2008-59


NOTICE OF APPLICA-
TION FOR TAX DEED

NOTICE IS HEREBY
GIVEN that MTAG for Cql-
orado Asset Mgmt the
holder of the following Tax
Certificate, has filed said
certificate for a tax deed to
be issued thereon. The
certificate number and
year of issuance, the de-
scription of the property,
and the names in which, it
was assessed are as fol-
lows:

Certificate No.: 429
Application No.: 2008- 8
Year of Issuance: 2006
R.E. No.: 05286-OOOR

Description of Property:
ST. JOSEPH ADDITION
UNIT 1 LOT 1 & 2 ORB
294/791 QC FR
GOMILUON MAP 50A BLK
78

Name in which assessed:
Sally Ann Gomillion
All of said property being
in Gulf County, State of
Florida. Unless such cer-
tificate shall be redeemed
according to law, the
property described in such
certificate will be sold to
the highest bidder in the
front Lobby of the Gulf
County Courthouse, 1000
Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd:,
Port St. Joe, Florida at
11:00 AM, E.D.t,
Wednesday, the 16th day
of July, 2008.
Dated this 13th day of
June, 2008.

REBECCA L. NORRIS
CLERK 'OF THE CIRCUIT
COURT
GULF COUNTY FLORIDA

BY: Donna L. Ray
Deputy Clerk

Publish: 06/19/08,
06/26/08, 07/03/08,
07/10/08

Ad# 2008-60

NOTICE OF APPLICA-'
TION FOR TAX DEED

NOTICE IS HEREBY
GIVEN that MTAG for Am-
herst Asset Mgmt. the
holder of the following Tax
Certificate, has filed said
certificate for a tax deed to
be issued thereon. The
certificate number and
year of issuance, the de-
scription of the property,
and the names in which it
was assessed are as fol-
lows:

Certificate No.: 421
Application No.: 2008-9
tear of Issuance: 2006
R.E. No.: 04915-000R

Description of Property:
CITY OF PORT ST. JOE N
55 FT OF LOT 4 & S 40 FT
OF LOT 3 ORB 356/300 FR
SEYMOUR ORB 367/705
FR MESSER MAP 50A BLK
39

Name in which assessed:
Scott Seymour


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THE STAR, PORT ST JOE, FL THURSDAY, JUNE 26, 2008 0 9B


All of said property being
in Gulf County, State of
Florida. Unless such cer-
tificate shall be redeemed
according to law, the
property described in such
certificate will be sold to
the highest bidder in the
front Lobby of the Gulf
County Courthouse, 1000
Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd.,
Port St. Joe, Florida at
11:00 AM, E.D.T.,
Wednesday, the 16th day
of July, 2008.
Dated this 13th day of
June, 2008.

REBECCA L. NORRIS
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT
COURT
GULF COUNTY FLORIDA
BY: Donna L. Ray
Deputy Clerk


Publish:
06/26/08,
07/10/08
AD# 2008-61


06/19/08,
07/03/08,


Notice of Final Agency Ac-
tion Taken by the North-
west Florida Water Man-
agement District
Notice is given that the
stormwater permit #176
was issued on June 4,
2008, to Robert Sutton for
the development of a 40
space commercial RV park
with dirt access drives, un-
derground utilities, and
grass stabilization.

The file containing the ap-
plication for this permit is
available for inspection
Monday through Friday
(except for legal holidays),
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at
the Northwest Florida
Water Management
District's ERP Office, the
Delaney Center Building,
Suite 2-D, 2252 Killearn
Center Boulevard, Talla-
hassee, FL.

A person whose substan-
tial interests are affected
by the District permitting
decision may petition for
an administrative hearing
in accordance with Sec-
tions 120.569 and 120.57
F.S., or may choose to
pursue mediation as an al-
ternative remedy under
Section 120.573, Florida
Statutes, and Rules
28-106.111 and
28-106.104-404, Florida
Administrative Code. Peti-
tion must comply with the
requirements of Florida
Administrative Code,
Chapter 28-106 and be
filed with (received by) the
District Clerk located at
District Headquarters, 81
Water Management Drive,
Havana, FL 32333-4712.
Petitions for administrative
hearing on the above
applications) must be filed
within twenty-one (21)
days of publication of this
notice or within twenty-six
(26) days of the District
depositing notice of this in-
tent in the mail for those
persons to whom the Dis-
trict mails actual notice.
Failure to file a petition
within this time period shall
constitute a waiver of any
rights) such persons)
may have to request an
administrative determina-
tion (hearing) under Sec-
tions 120.569 and 129.57,
ES., concerning the sub-
ject permit. Petitions which
are not filed in accordance
with the above provisions
are subject to dismissal.

Because the administrative
hearing process is de-
signed to formulate final
agency action, the filing of
a petition means that the
District's final action may
be different from the posi-
tion taken by it in this no-
tice of intent. Persons
whose substantial interests
will be affected by any
such final decision of the
District on the application
have the right to petition to
become a party to the pro-
ceedings, the accordance
with the requirements set
forth above.

Publish June 26, 2008


Two Childcare 'positions
available for children 12
months or older. $100/wk
Mon.-Fri from 9am-5pm.
Located in town, Call Ka-
ren Parker @ 227-3831




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years, honest, dependa-
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Free Estimates.
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Thomas Owens LLC
Electrical Contractor
All types of electrical work.
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665-2588 wk, 532,9307
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PUBLIC NOTICE

The Port St. Joe Redevel-
opment Agency's regular
Board of Directors Meeting
will be held on Thursday,
July 10, 2008, at 5 PM at
150 Captain Fred's Place
(Gulf County Welcome
Center). All persons are in-
vited to attend and partici-
pate. Anyone wanting to
appeal an official decision
made on any subject at
the meeting must have a
verbatim record of the
meeting that includes the
testimony and evidence on
which the appeal is based.
Publish June 26, 2008






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2100 Pets
2110 Pets: Free to
Good Home
2120- Pet Supplies
2130 -TFarm Animals/
Supplies
2140 Pets/Livestock
Wanted



2100



Bassett Hound Puppies-
AKC Registered, $325
each. Shots/ wormed. Call
257-4428 or 814-8137.




2110

Cocker Spaniel
FREE to Good Home, 16
months, male, neutered.
227-7380.

Guitar Doctor

Repair Guitar
and most other
instruments.
8 Ellis Van Fleet
Rd. Apalachicola

229-359-5327
850-653-4349


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Perfection is a must.
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"Can You Dig it" Heavy
Equipment School. 3 week
training program. Back-
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hoes. Local job placement
asst. Start digging NOW
Toll-Free 866-362-6497.



D & D Landscaping
Mowing, Weeding &
Mulching, Tree Trimming,
Dan @ 227-8225


I MERCHANDISE
3100 Antiques
3110 Appliances
3120 Arts & Crafts
3130 Auctions
3140 Baby Items
3150 Building Supplies
3160 Business
Equipment
3170 Collectibles
3180 Computers
3190 Electronics
3200 Firewood
3210 Free Pass it On
3220 Furniture
3230 Garage/Yard Sales
3240 Guns
3250 Good Things to Eat
3260 Health & Fitness
3270 Jewelry/Clothing
3280 Machinery/
Equipment
3290 Medical Equipment
3300 Miscellaneous
3310 Musical Instruments
3320 Plants & Shrubs/
Supplies
3330 Restaurant/Hotel
3340 Sporting Goods
3350 Tickets (Buy & Sell)


| 3210
Lumber
2x4, 2x6, 2x8
Call 850-229-1542 or
850-832-2040




Large Broyhill
Dining Table
with leaves, 6 chairs, $500
227-7380.


E: East of TAFB Kemp
Cemetery Rd. Sat June
28th Community Wide
Yard Sale Starts 7am and
BBQ dinner starts at 10am.
JJ: White City,
Church Yard
Sale
5746 Hwy 71, Saturday.
28th 8:00 am 12:00pm
KK: 309 Red Fish St.,
Highland View, Saturday
28th 8am 3pm
5 Family Sale
No early sale, rain cancels,
to many bargains to list,
including big screen TV,
Christmas and home de-
cor, good clothes, books
and furniture.
KK: St. Joe Beach, 108
Windsong Ct. Sat. 8 till.
Multi Family Sale
Baby items, furn., home
decor, clothes, lots misc.
KK:Port St. Joe 1903 Gar-
rison Ave Fri June 27th
8:00am til Yard Sale
books, toys, clothing, and
household items.



YARD SALE Sat. 8am.
7701 Hwy 98, St. Joe Bch.
Wicker furniture, pictures,
washer & dryer, dish-
washer, lamps, household
furnishings & more.


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Administrative/Clerical

Business Office
Manager
A family oriented, home-
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Florida is offering a unique
opportunity for a full-time
experienced LTC profes-
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Manager to join a revolu-
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to excellence, taking initia-
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experience with Medicare,
Medicaid, private insur-
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vital.
The Bridge at Bay St. Joe
offers a competitive bene-
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n medical/dental/vision,
PTO, 401(k), and bonus
opportunities. Please con-
tact Human Resources at
220 Ninth Street Port St.
Joe, FL 32456 Phone: 850-
229-8244 Fax: 850-229-
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Bldg Const/Skilled Trades

Concrete
Finishers &
Laborers
Needed
229-6525 or 653-7352



Bldg Const/Skilled Trades

Experienced
Framers
Needed WITH TOOLS.
Call (850) 653-7399.
Food Service/Hospitality

Servers,
Bartenders,
Cooks,
Hostesses,,
Dishwashers,
Prep Cooks
Clark & Blake Brennan's
School of Fish at Wind
Mark Beach in Port St. Joe
Apply in person, Wind
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Morning St., Suite 103, or
forward resumes to:
ekrepps@royalbrestau-
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Logistics/Transportation

Driver Trainees
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Earn up to $900/wk.
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weekends with TMC.
Com-
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ing 1-866-280-5309
WeblD#33992307
Medical/Clerical

All Positions
Weems Memorial Hospital
in Apalachicola. FL is cur-
rently accepting applica-
tions for the following
positions
-Certified Medical
Coader,
*Paramedic,
*EMT,
-Maint. Techinian
-Housekeeper.
Anyone interested may,
submit a resume ,or
request an application
from Ginny Griner HR
Director 850-653-8853
Ext 105 or 850-653-2474
fax: ggriner@
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Other

Penelope's Pet Stop
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member. This energetic,
enthusiastic, non smoking
person has both animal
and customer service ex-
perience. Ability to organ-
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Computer and excellent
phone skills required. A
great and caring work
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top quality pet care to
large and small dogs, cats,
and birds. Send resume
and salary requirements
to: PPS P.O. Box 812
Eastpoint, FL 32328.



Sales/Business Dev.

Sales Person
The largest new and used
restaurant equipment
dealer in North Florida is
expanding into the Pan-
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sales people only need to
apply. Draw against com-
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training. Fax resume to
Wayne @ 850-984-0237.
Web Id 33996066



Training/Instruction

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Coordinator
-Recruiting-
work directly with Bay,
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sitter Call 850-229-8676
Medical/Health

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P.A.
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paced family practice
walk-in clinic located in
Panama City, FL.
Flexible schedule,
health, dental & 401K.
Please fax CV and sal-
ary requirements to
Seawind Medical Clinic
Attn: Linda @
850-249-1011.
Web Id #33995453



Medical/Health
Aide / Assistant
Wanted aide to provide
assistance to elderly PSJ
couple.' Salary and single
family home next door pro-
vided to right person; need
references. Need to be
able to lift 140 lb man from
bed to wheelchair. Call
904-247-4983 or
deans.smith(comcast.net
Web Id 33996246


IRE ESTATE FOR RENT
6100 Business/
Commercial
6110 Apartments
6120 Beach Rentals
6130 Condo/Townhouse
6140 House Rentals
6150 Roommate Wanted
6160 Rooms for Rent
6170 Mobile Home/Lot
6180 Out-of-Town Rentals
6190 Timeshare Rentals
6200 Vacation Rentals





MINI STORAGE
In Port St. Joe

229-6200

814-7400


FOR RENT
850 sq. ft. warehouse
w/office in Port Sjt. Joe.
$400/mo including tax.

Call 814-7400


NEW OFFICE
SPACE FOR
RENT
Beautiful
800 sq. ft. store
front office
on desirable
Reid Ave.
Listed at below
market rate.
Contact
Becky Harper
at 850-227-9449


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3 br apart. in Lanark
Village. Covered porch,
small yard, HUD accept ,
avail $575mo +300 dep.
Call 509-2460.

Gulfaire
Executive 3 br, 2 ba, W&D,
garage, deck, fenced yd,
pool, tennis court, private
beach, pets okay, $925
mo. (850) 832-9702.




Apalachicola Condo.
Completely redone with
new tile, new paint & new
carpet. 2 br, 2 ba, shows
great. $900 mo, ref's
checked. Call Quint at
865-693-3232.


Established 1938 0 Serving Gulf County and surrounding areas for 67 years


7100 Homes
7110 Beach Home/
Property
7120 Commercial
7130 Condo/Townhouse
7140 Farms & Ranches
7150 Lots and Acreage
7160 Mobile Homes/Lots
7170 Waterfront
7180 Investment
Property
7190 Out-of-Town
Real Estate
7200 Timeshare


S 7100
3 br 3 ba Florida room, 1
acre in Tarpon Shores-
EastPoint. Approx 2300sq
ft great family home, pos-
sible owner finance, call
334-805-3136.





City of
Port St. Joe:
Home is a must see! Two
year old home for sale by
owner. 3br, 20a, approx.
1,200 sq. ft., w/ open floor
plan, attached 1-car gar-
age, on .33 acres. Home is
located in a quiet neigh-
borhood w/ friendly neigh-
bors. Homeowners are
motivated to sell Asking
price: $155,000. Address:
110 Bridgeport Ln. Please
call 850-340-0515 or e-mail
at pazurelkj@yahoo.com
for further information.


OFFICE SPACE

FOR RENT

Single Office Space
Perfect for an individual
Downtown Port St Joe
$400/mdnth + utilities
101 Reid Avenue

Prime Retail Space
on Reid Avenue
2700 square feet and
ample parking spaces
Near businesses and restaurants
103 Reid Avenue

Stand Alone Office Building
approx. 1200 square feet
ideal for small office needs
190 Williams Avenue


For All Inquiries Call
Billy Carr 850-227-6123


3 br 3 ba Florida room, 1
acre in EastPoint. Approx
2300sq ft great family
home, call 334-805-3136.
3 br, 1 ba 1307 Long Ave.
PSJ, HW firs, 2 car gar, Ig
stor bldg, fncd yd, Imma-
culate! $750mo. w/1 yr Ise
+1 mo dep. 770-337- 0432
or jm71@bellsouth.net



2008 Marvin Avenue.
Charming Newer Home in
a great neighborhood, 3 br
2 ba, CH&A, all appliances
W&D, 2 car garage, lawn
maint/pest control incl'd, 1
year lease, No smokers/
No pets, $900 mo.+ dep.
Call Lori (850) 229-9500.



Home For Rent, 1110
Garrison Ave., 1765sf of
living area, corner lot, 3 br,
2 ba. ,Carpeted living
room, dining room, family
room, & sun porch. Fire-
place in living room. New
CH&A, Kitchen- electric
range, refrigerator & dish
washer. Washer & dryer in-
cluded. By appt only, call
227-1286 or 227T6855.
House For Rent in Port St.
Joe, 3 br, 2 ba, CH&A, din-
ing room & Ig family room,
laundry room & nice yard.
No pets, $650 mo., $450
dep. Call 227-6216.
Mexico Beach 3 br, 1.5 ba
Cottage, 54 Azalea Dr.
$750mo. Email: tallyman@
embarqmall.com or (850)
681-1981
New 3 br 2 ba cottage
style home, in new quiet
neighborhood in
cul-daesac. Near new hos-
pital, rent is $1200mo call
850-340-1334.







2 br/1 ba Mobile Home, '/a
block from the bay, near
the schools, $450/mo.+
$350/dep. Pets okay with
pet dep. 261 lola St. Oak
Grove, 227-3463/
227-5209

I For Rent, 14x70 Mobile
I Home, 2 br, 2 ba CH&A, I
I at Simmons Bayou.
Call 850-229-6495

Large RV Spot on Beacon
Hill, $200 includes water &
power pole. You pay
electric. (850) 340'0282.



RV Space for rent private
lot with 1 room Cottage
with full bath 9452 Olive St.
Beacon Hill Call Dan
850-227-8225


THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, JUNE 26, 2008 gB


BUSINESS & FINANCIAL
5100 Business
Opportunities
5110 Money to Lend




Vending Route
Snack/Soda great equip-
ment and locations, $12k
+ many options, must
sell, 877-843-8726 local

BO02002-037


Need to sell
Call Kevin Welch Pelican
Walk Real Estate
850-647-2473
Want to sell
Call Kevin Welch Pelican
Walk Real Estate
850-647-2473
Avoid
Foreclosure
Call Kevin Welch Pelican
Walk Real Estate
850-647-2473

Sale or Lease
Mexico Bch. No smk/pets,
3 br, 2 ba MH w/deck, 1
bik to bch, dishwasher,
fridge, W/D, Ch&a.
$295,500 or consider all
serious offers. $1000 mo +
utilities. 803-604-0289 /
803-397-4869








House for Sale
410 5th St. Mexico Beach,
FL, 4 BLOCKS TO BEACH,
2 LOTS 110 x 121.46 x
116.28 x 148.84 Beautiful
Beach House, 1935 sq.ft.
heated and cooled. House
is 4 yrs. old. Four bed-
room, 2 baths. Screen
Room. The house and rec-
reation room along with all
bedroomshave been ce-
ram ictiled. Walk-in close
ets, some furniture will
stay, completely tiled
throughout, heat pump
has been salt spray
dipped so no corrsion will
occur, attic space. Recrea-
tion room 16 x 24 with cy-
press wood on the ceiling
and walls, tiled. Outside
shower and deep well. 12
x 20 Boat shed and 12.x
20 Storage coveriingunit.
Concrete walkways, awn-
ing over all doors, fence
railing along walkways
around house. Ready for
the summer and family
and quests, will sleep
many. 325,000.00 MUST
SACRIFICEFOR HEALTH
REASONS, can email pic-
turesemail us at:
milspecl 41 @bellsouth.net
Mry and Tom Price 334
268-0601/ 334 807-0134





Bay County-
Fountain Area
2.5 Acres, $19,900
Owner Financing
ww.landcallnow.com
1-941-778-7980/7565


FOR RENT


3BR/3BA or
2BR/2BA
Eagle Landing
& Ponderosa
Pines


229-881-7021


Southern Coastal Management
LONG TERM RENTALS

Barefoot Cottage Brand New 2br/2.5ba, pool......from $1,050
Waterside Village -Condo #300,3br/3ba, pool,
Goted community, close to the beach .,,.............. $1......... ,150
Most properties are pet friendly with a fee.
Seeking more inventory offering reduced nmgmt fee for 1st year, Please
call 850-229-1350 for more Info or visit wwwsouthernn i0al.com

1-800-737-2322o 3052 West hy 98, Port St, Joe, FL 32456






2006 Honda

Shadow Sabre
1099 cc Engine
Five Speed Transmission
Only 3 Miles *
As New
Price Negotiable ($8k New)



5 Speed Sierra

Schwinn Bike
Fully Loaded
Ridden Once
$300 Firm


Call 227-5528


Honeyville: 3 br, 2 ba. 3/4
acre, Shed/carport, $72K
Mexico Beach: New 2 or 3
brTH. Beg. @ 189,900K
3 br, 2 ba. !6 acre, wrkshp,
Boat strg, fenced b'yrd.
new windows, fresh paint,
$275K
Beacon Hill: 3 br, 2 ba,
shed. 2 lots, $250k.
St. Joe Beach: Nice
homes starting at
$173,900
Gulf Aire: 5 br, 3 ba, prvt
beach, pool, tennis,
$369,900
Buying or Selling
Pelican Walkl Real
Estate.
850-647-2473


Cape Plantation
Air Park Lots For
Sale
Two adjacent pine lots on
beautiful Plantation Dr in
Port St. Joe. Lot #'s 5 & 6
across the street from run-
way. About 110'x110'.
Call Jeff 813-770-9372




Need to, sell
Call Kevin Welch Pelican
Walk Real Estate
850-647-2473
Want to sell
Call Kevin Welch Pelican
Walk Real Estate
850-647-2473
Avoid
Foreclosure
Call Kevin Welch Pelican
Walk Real Estate
850-647-2473

Overstreet. 1/2 acre +.
paved roads, un-restricted,
near intercoastal waterway
boat launch, starting at
$30K. Pelican Walk Real
Estate Call 850-647-2473


8100 Antique & Collectibles
8110 Cars
8120 Sports Utility Vehicles
8130 -Trucks
8140 Vans ,
8150 Commercial
8160 Motorcycles ,
8170 Auto Parts
& Accessories
8210 Boats
8220 Personal Watercraft
8230 Sailboats
8240 Boat & Marine
Supplies
8310 Aircraft/Aviation
8320 ATV/Otff Road Vehicles
8330 Campers & Trailers
8340 Motorhomes






2000 Ford Explorer, 4x4
leather seats, $4995, 1993
Ford F250 long bed, reg
cab, 4x4 diesel, .cold ac,
$3500, 1995 F250 gas XL,
2 w/d, automatic, cold ac,
long bed, gooseneck, tow
pkg, $3500, Call Dewight
@ 625-2243/dlr




92' Ford F150, long wheel
base, towing package,
170K miles $1200, Call Bill
(850) 647-3347







2002 22'
Bennington
Pontoon Boat


71


in Great Condition. Beauti-
fully maintained and lightly
used pontoon boat with
2002 70 HP Yamaha out-
board. Bimini, ladders, life
jackets, ropes, ready to
run. Runs like a top.
$9,500 or best offer. Call
Rex at 850-227-5416.

32' Cabin Cruiser, 1992
Regal Commodore Twin
Volvo I/O, cabin AC, $30K.
Call 850-376-2414 ask for
Tom
FISHING SPECIAL
J14 Carolina Skiff, like new
Johnson 25 hp electric,
trailer $2,800 See or Call
Indian Pass Marine
229-9700







lOB Thursday, June 26, 2008 The Star, Port St. Joe, FL Established 1937 Serving Gulf County and surrounding areas for 70 years


The Gulf County
Sheriff's Office will be con-
ducting vehicle safety check-
points and DUI check points
during the month of June
2008. The check points
will be held throughout the
county to include Highway
98 near St. Joe Beach,
Highway 98 and Garrison
Ave, C-30 Simmons
Bayou, Highway 71 North
of White City, Highway 22
and Highway 22A, Highway
71 and Westarm Creek.
Highway 71 Dalkieth Area
and Highway 71 near the
Calhoun line.

On 06/09 deputies
responded to the Howard's
Creek area in reference to a
gas theft. The deputies were
given a vehicle and driver
description, they located the
vehicle in the Dalkieth area
and stopped it. The Deputy
could not find the stolen gas
tank but arrested the driver
Leila Lynette Barber, 36. for
DWLSR.
On 06/10RoxannLousie
Kelly, 52, was arrested on a
warrant for principle to sale
of Methanmphetamines.
On .06/11 Jeremy
Jermaine Turrell, 20, was
arrested on a warrant
for failure to appear on a
charge of -possession of a
controlled substance.
On 06/1-1 James William
Lewis, 39, was arrested on


a failure to appear warrant
from Bradford County.
On 06/14 deputies
responded to a domestic
disturbance, they found that
Amanda Nicole Gay, 18, had
thrown an ashtray at her
father. Gay was arrested for
aggravated battery.
On 06/14 Michael
Graziano Sr., 44, was
arrested on a violation of
probation warrant on an
original charge of worthless
checks.
On 06/16 Darrell
Larson Vann, 34, was
arrested for possession of
marijuana and possession
of drug paraphernalia.
During the week
of 06/09 Gulf County
Dispatchers handled 34
calls including 40 calls for
Emergency Medical Series
and two fires. Gulf County
Deputies handled 251 calls
including service of 66 civil
papers, 30 calls from citi-
zens with concerns of ques-
tions, seven disturbances,
seven theft calls, five traffic
crashes.
On 06/16 Ivan Lexis
Ramos, 37, was arrested
on several warrants pertain-
ing to drivers license fraud,
he was charged with false
name/age on drivers license,
making a false affidavit and
forgery.
On 06/16 Dave Ricky
Williams, 51, was arrested


for domestic battery.
On 06/18 members of
the Gulf county Narcotics
Unit and the Port St. Joe
Police Department stopped
a vehicle driven by Marchant
Everett Bunyon, 33, for a
traffic violation. When they
approached the vehicle
they saw several pieces of
what appeared to be crack
cocaine on the ledge of the
passenger side window.
Bunyon admitted to throw-
ing a marijuana cigarette
from the window. Officers
found five pieces of crack
cocaine on the ground sev-
eral yards behind the vehi-
cle, Bunyon was arrested
and charged with posses-
sion of crack cocaine, pos-
session of marijuana and
tampering with evidence.
On 06/18 Investigators
with the Sheriff's Office
arrested Amanda Nicole
Gay, 18, with burglary
of a vehicle, the burglary
occurred in the Oak Grove
area on 06/03/2008.
On 06/19 Shelly Kaye
York, 37, was arrested on
four counts of child neg-
ligence for an incident
that occurred in Calhoun
County.
On 06/19 the Gulf
County Sheriffs Office and
the Port St. Joe police
Department arrested
Gregory Allen Bearden, 56.
and James Farrar, 50, in


a joint operation. Bearden
is alleged to have sold 35
hydrocodone and six xanax
pills to an under cover oper-
ative. Bearden was charged
with trafficking in hydro-
codone and is being held
on a $125,000 bond and
Farrar was charged with
being a principal to sale of
hydrocodone.
On 06/20 Christopher
Michael Youngs, 30, and
Michael Lee Harris, 45,
were arrested for failure to
pay child support.
On 06/20 Dan Edward
Alexander Jr., 42, was
arrested on a warrant for
battery.
On 06/20 the Gulf
County Sheriffs Office
and the Port St Joe Police
department worked a detail
concerning complaints of
underage drinking under the
Highland View Bridge. They
arrested Jerry Lee Gainous,
18, on warrants for no valid
drivers license and fleeing
and attempting to elude,
Justin Dewayne Henderson,
19, and a fifteeh year old
white female were charged
with possession of alcohol
under 21, and Benjamin
Wayne Henderson, 24 was
charged with possession of
marijuana.
On 06/21 Henry Brig
Caldwell, 32. was arrested
for disorderly conduct.
On 06/21 Michelle 1H


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Owner: Brent Pierce Phone: 229-2665 (COQL)
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Pressure Washing & Sealing of
Pavers & Concrete Surfaces
Office: (850) 229-1980
Fax: (850) 229-1981

Free Estimates
Where top quality and custom-
er satisfaction meet!
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IICRC Certified
Cleaning Specialist
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RV'S CARS TRUCKS VANS
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In Business 30 Years'
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Port St, Joe, FL 32457
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The Officer Down

Memorial Page, Inc.

Trooper David Shawn
Blanton Jr.
North Carolina Highway
Patrol, North Carolina
End of Watch: Tuesday,
June 17, 2008
Cause: Gunfire
Biographical Info
Age: 24
Tour of Duty: 2 years
Badge Number: G-540
Trooper David Blanton
was shot and killed while
making a traffic stop on
1-40 near Canton, North
Carolina. A struggle ensued
during the stop and Trooper
Blanton was fatally shot with
his own service weapon.
The suspect took
Trooper Blanton's ser-
vice weapon and fled the
scene. He was apprehend-
ed a short time later by
deputies from the Haywood
County Sheriff's Office and
officers from the Canton
Police Department. He was
subsequently charged with
capital murder. '
Trooper Blanton had
served with the agency for
2 years and had previously
served as a dispatcher for
the Cherokee Tribal Police
Department. He is survived
by his wife and 2-week-old
son.
Trooper Blanton was a
cousin of Gulf County Capt.
Ricky Tolbert.
Memorial account for child
and family:
State Employees Credit
Union
RO. Box 97
Waynesville N.C. 28786
Account # 6046003
Michaela Nicole Blanton
Baby was 17 day old,
born premature


PANHANDLe


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r Serving Gulf Counfy and surrounding areas for 70 years


I OB Thursday, June 26, 2008 The Star, Port St. Joe, FL Established 1937


^-^


Harrell, 38, was arrested on
a violation of probation war-
rant for Calhoun County.
On 06/22 Romey
Monroe Slaten, 24, was
arrested on a violation of
probation warrant the origi-
nal charge was possession
of a controlled substance.
On 06/22 Eunice
Holmes, 35, was arrested
on a failure to appear war-
rant; she was to pay $155
or spend 30 days in jail.
During the week of
06/16-06/23 Gulf County
Dispatchers handled 321'
calls including 37 calls
for Emergency Medical
Services, 18 calls for ani-
mal control and two fire
calls. Gulf County Deputies
responded to 248 calls.
Due to the increase in
gasoline prices the sheriff's
office has been responding
to a huge increase in calls
concerning stolen gasoline.
Gas is being stolen from
boats; thieves are walking
up to boats and remov-
ing the six-gallon tank. We
have also seen an increase
of thefts of gas cans from
under carports and from
sheds. The sheriff's office
is recommending remov-
ing gas tanks from your
boat and placing gas con-
tainers where they can't be
seen from the road. DO
NOT store gasoline in your
home!!!!!!!!




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Established 1937 Serving Gulf County and surrounding areas for 70 years

















Gulf Coast Electric Cooperative Employees Receive Promotions


Several Gulf Coast
Electric Cooperative
employees recently received
promotions.
Chad Brackin, Dale
Marshall, Tim Mauldin and
Tony Morrell have all been
promoted to the title of
Lead Line Technician.
Kristin Douglas was
promoted to the title of
Manager of Marketing and
Member Services.
Jeremy Hill, David
Holland, Marty Johns and
Trey Luck were all promot-
ed to the title of First Class


Line Technician.
Gulf Coast Electric
Cooperative is part of
the Touchstone Energy@
national alliance of local,
consumer-owned electric
cooperatives providing high
standards of service to cus-'
tomers large and small.
GCEC serves approximately
20,500 consumers in Bay,
Calhoun, Gulf, Jackson,
Walton and Washington
counties and in the munici-
palities of Wewahitchka,
Ebro, White City, Fountain,
Lynn Haven and Southport.


Jeremy Hill


Kristin Douglas


David Holland


Trey Luck Marty Johns


Gulf Coast Electric Cooperative

Welcomes New Employees


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Tony Morrell Tim Mauldin


Dale Marshall


Chad Brackin


Free State Windstorm Inspections Coming To an End

Less than 50,000 state-sponsored inspections remain


The State of Florida is
rapidly heading toward its
goal of providing 400,000
free windstorm inspections
to single family residences
at a very rapid pace, and
Floridians are rushing to
sign up before the program
ends.
Less than 50,000 free
inspections remain and
residents are signing up at
more than 1,000 per day.
Homeowners can sign
up for a free inspection
simply by calling Panhandle
Windstorm Inspections toll
free at 877-536-0630. Or,
they can go to and complete
an on-line application. PWI
is an authorized inspection
company in North Florida
with the state My Safe
Florida Home program.
"North Florida resi-
dents are urged to imme-
diately sign up for these
free inspections," said Ken
Walton, owner of Panhandle
Windstorm Inspections,
LLC (PWI), a state-certified
windstorm inspection com-


pany. "Once these inspec-
tions are completed, the
program will end unless the
Legislature provides some
additional funding in July
of 2009."
The Florida Legislature
- through' the My Safe
Florida Home Program
administered by CFO Alex
Sink -' funded 400,000 free
windstorm inspections.
More than 350,000 applica-
tions have been received so
time is of the essence for
homeowners to receive a
free windstorm, inspection.
With forecasters pre-
dicting a grim 2008 hur-
ricane season for Florida,
homeowners across the
state are taking advantage of
this free program in record
numbers.
"We believe the state
will run out of these free
inspections in July," Walton
said. "If residents register
today, they will have their
insurance documents and
recommendations on how
to strengthen their home


prior to the peak of hurri-
cane season in late August
and early September."
The program -which
is only available to single-
family detached dwellings
-- provides homeown-
ers with insurance forms
which could entitle them to
discounts on their insur-
ance premiums. A State
of Florida study showed
homeowners are eligible
for, but are not receiving
an average of $282 a year
in insurance premium dis-
counts. PWI will provide
homeowners with the nec-
essary documentation to
receive this discount. The
program is totally voluntary
and the homeowner decides
whether to send the infor-
mation to their insurance
company.
In addition to the insur-
ance documents, the State
of Florida will provide hom-
eowners with recommenda-
tions on how to strengthen
or "harden" their home.
The State will also provide


homeowners with a "hurri-
cane rating" for their home.
Under the My Safe
Florida Home free inspec-
tion, PWI state certified-
inspectors will assess seven
critical areas of a home.
This inspection takes
approximately 45 minutes.
This analysis is the basis
for the completion of the
insurance documents and
the State's recommenda-
tions.
While Florida has not
had a major storm in more
than two years, hurricane
forecasters are predict-
ing there is a 45 percent
chance that within the next
six months a major hur-
ricane will make landfall
on the U.S. East Coast,
which includes Florida.
Forecasters also noted a 44
percent chance that a major
hurricane will make landfall
this year on the Gulf Coast
from the Florida Panhandle'
west to Brownsville.


Gulf Coast Electric
Cooperative is proud to
announce the addition of
three new employees to its
staff.
Clay Joiner is the new
Warehouse Clerk in the
Southport district office.
His daily job responsi-
bilities include pulling job
materials and completing
paperwork. Joiner resides
in Bonifay and is a gradu-
ate of both Holmes County
High School and Wallace
College.
Daisy Shewman is
the new Customer Service
Representative in the
*


ulay joiner


Daisy Shewman


Southport district office.
Her daily job responsibilities
include taking payments,
answering the phone, billing
and general customer ser-
vice, such as service orders.
Shewman is a resident of
Panama City and has previ-V
ous work experience in bill,
ing, production scheduling
and human resources.
John Smith is the nevw
Right-of-Way Equipment
Operator in the Wewahitchka
headquarter office. He has
previous work experience
as a water/wastewater oper-
ator.
Gulf Coast Electric
Cooperative is part of
the Touchstone Energy@
national alliance of local,
consumer-owned electric
cooperatives providing high
standards of service to cus-
tomers large and small;
GCEC serves approximately
20,500 consumers in Bay,
Calhoun, Gulf, Jackson,
Walton and Washington
counties and in the munici-
palities of Wewahitchka,
Ebro, White City, Fountain,
Lynn Haven and Southport,


John Smith


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nwUvyd Port St. Joe Office
252 Marina Dr.,
| Port St. Joe, FL 32456
Gulf Coast Realty, Inc. 850-227-5569


MLS# 207801


$199,500


, Port St. Joe


BEST BUY JUST REDUCED!

W ECompletely remodeled with
-'.-fine craftsmanship and quality
with astute attention to details.
New Kitchen, Glass top stove,
Dishwasher, Custom Tile
Floors, Carpeting, Lighting
and ceiling fans. No details
overlooked including the
landscaping. This home offers
incredible value @ 97.41 per
square foot of quality at an
incomparable location and price. "X" Flood Zone, This home has it all.
Now only $199,500.
Call 850-227-7770for, a tour!


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Preston Russ
4288 Cape San Bias Road
Cape San Bias, FL 32456
Office (850) 227-7770


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