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Title: The star
Uniform Title: Star (Port Saint Joe, Fla.)
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Creator: Star
Publisher: Star
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Place of Publication: Port St. Joe, Fla
Publication Date: July 3, 2008
Copyright Date: 2009
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in 1937.
General Note: Editor: Wesley R. Ramsey, <1970>.
General Note: Publisher: The Star Pub. Co., <1970>.
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July 3, 2008



Port Vision Gaining Focus


By Tim Croft
Star News Editor

New digs, ground soon to be
broken, grant funds to support
several projects things are
looking swimmingly for the Port
St. Joe Port Authority.
The new look begins with
new offices. The Port Authority
has moved from the old Material
Transfer Industries offices to a
more appropriate space in the
Tapper and Company Office
building on U.S. 98, adjacent to
the CVS Pharmacy.
The reasons for the move
were straightforward as one
key to the economic future for
the county
a n d


region,
the Port
Authority
is more
suitably
located
in town,
along the
highway,
than up the canal in a relatively
remote location.
."A big part of it was being
more visible," said Tommy Pitts.
executive director of the Port
Authority. "We wanted to be more
visible, be part of the down town
business community; be more a
part of the community itself.'"
The payoffs are already
obvious.
Administrative assistant
Nadine Lee said that foot traffic
has already increased as people
spot the Port Authority logo on
the front door and come m to
inquire about what is happening
with td port, a port some didn't
know existed.
"We need the visibility," said
Port Authority chairman Allen
Cox. "We need to be downtown
and be part of the community.
"We are trying to market
this community, its people. its
assets and the new office assists
with that. We are excited to get
the opportunity to move to new
offices. It came together at the
right time."
The real heavy lifting on the
port itself begins next Tuesday


when the ground is turned as
part of a ceremony marking the
beginning of construction and
dredge work at and near the
bulkhead on the parcel the port
purchased under the bridge along
the Gulf County Canal.
Ceremonies kick off with a
ribbon cutting at the new office
at 9:30 a.m. on July 8 and will
continue, after a bit of car-


pooling, with groundbreaking at
the port site.
Among the more striking
things about the progress the
port has made is the securing of
a series of state grants to fund
initial work at the port site.
Between grants from the
Small County Dredge Program
(SCDP) and the Florida Seaport.
Transportation and Economic


Development Council (FSTED),
the Port Authority has secured
some $5.6 million in funding for
the bulkhead and dredge work.
All the money comes with a
local match, but two grants from
the SCDR totaling more than
$3.1 million, are 75-25' state-to-
local matches, or as Pitts said,
(See PORT on Page 9A)


On an 18-day kayaking journey from Atlanta to Cape San Bias with friend Wyatt Pasley, Sean Tisdale cap-
tured these contrasting images of life along the Chattahoochee-Apalachicola river system. Above: Tisdale and
Pasley set up camp on a sand bar, evidence of low water levels on the Apalachicola River. Below: Water lilies
are a majestic sight on the river.


Fourth



Festivities
By Despina Williams
Star Staff Writer

Port St. Joe, Mexico Beach and
Wewahitchka will host a variety of
Independence Day celebrations
this 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 ac t, 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 Kiltty Car Parade beginning
at 8 p.m.
Kids are encouraged to
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
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
(See FOURTH on Page 9A)


Paddling the Apalachicola River

By Despina Williams day kayak trip with sunburned duo completed a 445-mile .
Star Staff Writer faces, scruffy beards and more journey down the Chattahoochee i
adventure tales to add to their, and Apalachlicola Rivers.
Wyatt Pasley and Sean growing collection. They began just north.
Tisdale emerged from their 18- Last week, the thrill-seeking .of Atlanta, traveled to the 1
Apalachicola River's terminus,


and paddled a final leg to Pasley's
in-laws' home on Cape San Bias.
Pasley, a seventh grade
geography teacher at the
private Galloway School in
Atlanta, and Tisdale, a retired
Atlanta advertising executive,
have embarked on numerous
adventures over the course of
their 12-year friendship.
They'd climbed mountains
and' hiked long distances, but
had never embarked on such an
ambitious kayaking journey when
Pasley suggested they give it a go.
With their families' approval
- "It's easier to convince your
wives if you're not going to be
falling into a crevice somewhere,"
quipped Tisdale the duo traded
the comforts of home for heat
indexes over 100 and eight to 10
hours of grueling paddling per
day.


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Sean Tisdale and Wyatt Pasley take a rest beneath the Apalachicola
bridge last Tuesday. They travelled a total of 445 miles and ended their
journey at Pasley's in-laws' home on Cape San Bias.


Tisdale,: and Pasley are
perpetually training for their next
big adventure, and began the
kayak trip confident that their
physical strength would carry
them through.
"We know we can grind out


miles forever," said Tisdale. "So
many of the things we do are all
about suffering and endurance."
To keep in paddling shape,
the duo drank gallons of water

(See PADDLING on Page 2A)


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Wyatt Pasley sets up camp along the Chattahoochee River.


and got plenty of rest on
campsites along the river
system.
Though they carried
along enough pre-packaged
Meals Ready to Eat (MREs)


to sustain them on their
journey, they frequently
broke bread with the
friendly people they met
along the way.
"People with next to


nothing, living off the river
in a houseboat would come
over and say, 'We'll cook you
dinner,'" said Tisdale. "We
had a low country boil one
night. It was unbelievable."
Wherever they stopped
to camp, curious strangers
approached them to ask
questions.
"People were very
interested in what we were
doing," said Pasley. "The
most common response
was, 'There's not a motor
on that thing?'"
Others asked why
they'd not thought to bring
a fishing pole.
Pasley kept a log of all
their stops and recorded
the names of those
they met along the way,
many of whom they gave
nicknames.


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The man who gave
them a Bible, they dubbed
"Gideon," and they will
never forget one man at
Neil's Landing who charged
his television with his truck
battery.
"He could watch a
gallon of t.v. a night,"
quipped Tisdale.
Paddling eight to 10
hours a day translated to
20-30 miles of sometimes
disturbing, and often
wondrous, sights.
The duo observed
firsthand the impact of the
Army Corps of Engineer's
decision to reduce water
flow into the river system.
"There are sandbars
everywhere that aren't
natural. Old buoy markers,
deep channel markers lying
on the side of sandbars,"
said Tisdale.
"There was almost no
river flow when you got
south of Atlanta. It was
basically lake paddling,
which is grueling because
when you stop paddling,
you stop moving."
Just south of Atlanta,
Tisdale and Pasley observed
another disturbing site -
islands of plastic water


bottles, rubber balls, tires
and other debris sprinkled
among 60 miles of river.
Signs warning against
pollution populated the
river, but no one appeared
to be enforcing the rules.
Before they embarked
on their adventure, their
friends warned them about
the dangers of alligators,
but nothing prepared
Tisdale and Pasley for the
gunfire they heard, with
disturbing frequency, along
the Apalachicola River.
"There was a lot of
fishing and guns," said
Tisdale.
Pasley, likening their
close encounters to scenes
from Baghdad, said they
had the same response to
the roar of gunfire: "Paddle
fast."
When they weren't
cursing polluters and
dodging stray bullets,
Tisdale and Pasley basked
in the natural beauty of the
landscape.
They watched ospreys
pluck fish from the river,
pelicans prance along the
shore and butterflies stand
motionless on the land long
enough for Tisdale to snap


a photograph.
Pasley plans to share
his adventures with his
geography students in the
fall.
He will work with
the school's science
teacher to enhance his
students' awareness and
understanding of the river
and its ecosystems.
"The river is less than
10 miles from my school,
and nobody knows," said
Pasley. "Ask 10 people
where the river goes and
two of them will be able to
tell you."
Through his lessons,
Pasley hopes to change all
that. If he can encourage
others to embark on their
own adventures in the
process, well even better.
For those who are less
adventurous than he and
his friend, Pasley suggests
a shorter kayaking trip
- seven days or even an
afternoon.
"Paddling gives you a
perspective that you won't
get in a powerboat," said
Pasley.
Just remember to
bring sunblock.


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Reasons to Celebrate


Those fireworks and celebrations, the burgers,
hot dogs and apple pie, Uncle Sam and all the rest is
a fine start to summer.
Through the smoke and haze, this is a day when
the red, white and blue are magnified and honored.
The blood of thousands of Americans spilled for
this Republic founded 232 years ago by men who,
given the longevity of what they created, were truly
for the ages.
The war they were waging appeared a losing
cause. The British humbled American militias during
most of 1776, with Gen. George Washington in con-
stant retreat, trying to save an army and thus a cause
and a country.
The states not even states yet were not united,
with loyalty to the Crown tested by a vision, an ideal
set to paper in florid and lofty prose by Thomas Jef-
ferson, who in 1,400 words captured the ideals of
man and provided the foundation for a country that
lives and is celebrated on this day of the signing of the
Declaration of Independence.
Jefferson had much to pull from, including the
writings of Thomas Paine and Alexander Hamilton,
which turned the ground, so to speak, on a vision of
government, not of kings and queens and birthright,
but of individual rights granted only by the governed.
And as their descendants, as beneficiaries of their
will and exalted beliefs, we too often forget about why
we light up and watch those fireworks.
We lose sight of what the legacy those men and,
yes, women, left to us.
We have allowed the seats of elected office to serve
as thrones, for those of power and name to act as
kings and queens, permitted our individual rights to
be trampled by those who view their station, elected
and otherwise, as a kind of birthright.
This space was too small to contain the Declara-
tion of Independence, being reproduced in Spanish
and other languages by the Cato Institute so that in
other countries, some where a word for liberty does
not even exist, people can understand the lofty brass
ring for which America has tried to reach for over
200 years.
So, what is substituted here is what was born
from that vision, the Bill of Rights, the template for
the U.S. Constitution ratified more than a decade lat-
er, when the Revolutionary War was at last won.
Reading through these 10 amendments, it is
worth contrasting them against the current yoke of
government.
Government that has increased taxation and the
spending to historic levels, infringed on speech when
in the form of dissent, expanded in size in proportion
to the abridgement of the very individual liberties it
was formed to protect, shielded itself from account-
ability and trashed the concepts of public service and
government of the people.
Therefore, while readying to enjoy the rockets'
red glare, it is helpful to recall why they glare.
Amendment One
Congress shall make no law respecting an estab-
lishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise
thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the


press; or the right of the people peaceably to assem-
ble, and to petition the Government for a redress of
grievances.
Amendment Two
A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the
security of a free State, the right of the people to keep
and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.
Amendment Three
No Soldier shall, in time of peace be quartered in
any house, without the consent of the Owner, nor in
time of war, but in a manner to be prescribed by law.
Amendment Four
The right of the people to be secure in their per-
sons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreason-
able searches and seizures shall not be violated, and
no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause,
supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly
describing the place to be searched, and the persons
or things to be seized.
Amendment Five
No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or
otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment
or indictment of a Grand Jury, except in cases aris-
ing in the land or naval forces, or in the Militia, when
in actual service in time of War or public danger; nor
shall any person be subject for the same offence to be
twice put in jeopardy of life or limb; nor shall be com-
pelled in any criminal case to be a witness against
himself, nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property,
without due process of law; nor shall private property
be taken for public use, without just compensation.
Amendment Six
In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall
enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial, by an
impartial jury of the State and district wherein the
crime shall have been committed, which district shall
have been previously ascertained by law, and to be
informed of the nature and cause of the accusation;
to be confronted with the witnesses against him; to
have compulsory process for obtaining witnesses in
his favor, and to have the Assistance of Counsel for
his defense.
Amendment Seven
In Suits at common law, where the value in con-
troversy shall exceed twenty dollars, the right of trial
by jury shall be preserved, and no fact tried by a jury,
shall be otherwise re-examined in any Court of the
United States, than according to the rules of the com-
mon law.
Amendment Eight
Excessive bail shall not be required, nor exces-
sive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punish-
ments inflicted.
Amendment Nine
The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain
rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage
others retained by the people.
Amendment Ten
The powers not delegated to the United States by
the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States,
are reserved to the States respectively, or to the peo-
ple.


Mark Your Calendars


We were visiting with a
businessownerearlyMonday
morning, and she was
talking about her perceived
lack of influence on events,
and then she remembered
she did not attend any
community meetings. We
were nonetheless happy to
hear her comments, and
likewise, she was interested
to hear the various reasons
for the choices that were
made, including the fact
that the particular item she
was discussing was actually
chosen by a community
committee
Your influence is
actively sought through the
public process, but you will
in fact need to be present
to contribute! In that vein,
please read through the
following descriptions of
upcoming meetings and
opportunities for you. The
Port St. Joe Redevelopment
Agency is sponsoring
several events and would
like to ensure you have the
information you need to
determine which to attend.

North Port St. Joe
Community Meeting

In conjunction with the
Community Empowerment
Council (CEC), we invite
all concerned parties to an
informal meeting to discuss
the boundary expansion
process and to celebrate the
potential for North Port St.
Joe to be included in the
redevelopment area. Pastor
David Woods will lead the
meeting, and I will be on
hand to respond to any
questions. This meeting will
be held at the Washington
Gym on Tuesday, July 8,
beginning at 7 PM ET.

Procurement Seminar

In conjunction with Ed
Nelson, EAN International,


who is our economic
development consultant, we
are presenting a seminar
to train you to increase
your business by bidding
on large regional contracts.
RepresentativesfromTyndall
purchasing and the General
Service Agency will be in
attendance, and this will be
a wonderful opportunity
to expand your business
base. The seminar will be
held at the Gulf/Franklin
Center on Wednesday, July
9, beginning at 9 AM and
endingno later than 3 PM ET.
This is a hands-on seminar,
and you will be using
the computers to access
websites and applications
processes. Register with
Gail or Lorinda @ 850-229-
6899. If you are registered
early, we will provide lunch
for you!

Williams Avenue
Improvements

Remember, the
construction will begin on
Monday, July 7thl There
will be some closures and
disruption, and we will
let you know a couple of
days prior to any direct
disruption to any individual
business.

Board of Directors
Meeting

The board of directors
will meet on Thursday,
July 10, at 5 PM ET at
the Gulf County Welcome
Center, 150 Captain Fred's
Place. Feel free to come and
participate.
In the meantime,
we wish each of you a
wonderful 4th of July and
hope to see you at some of
the local events, celebrating
our independence day and
honoring those who have
sacrificed for our great
country.


What So Proudly We Hailed...


Listen, I know I'm a sap. But
every time I tune in to a NASCAR
race and those planes fly over, I
get goose bumps. I see flags pop
up in yards on the Fourth of July
and I'm proud I live here. That
little drum roll flares leading into
our National Anthem and my hand
starts looking for my heart.
I feel patriotic ever time I
see that lone eagle soaring high
over the Grand Canyon. I love
the line "amber waves of grain". I
understand from "sea to shinning
sea". I was in the second grade
when someone thoughtfully added
"under God" to the pledge. My
parents examplee" into us that
the pluses in America far out-
weigh the negatives. It was no acci-
dent that Daddy's favorite holiday
was the Fourth of July!
My patriotism rises when
someone mentions "1776". I wish
I could have met Ben Franklin.
Paul Revere. Betsy Ross. And
Patrick Henry. I would love to
talk '"America" with that group!
You would have to be a stand-up
guy to espouse "Give me liberty
or give me death". I wonder what
those guys at Valley Forge won-
dered! Do you suppose it crossed
their minds they were birthing a
nation? The growing pains can be
torturous and unrelenting. It is
,way beyond my comprehension....


but it seems to me that
early group laid it all on
the line...for us.
I ride down the road
and a car passes me with
that little bumper sticker
that says, "America-Love
It or Leave It" and I find
myself silently nodding
in agreement. I ride by a
court house and see the
flag at half mast and I
mourn. I remember imag-
ines of idiots burning the
American flag and my blood boils.
I stand by the football field when
the National Anthem is played
and see people walking or talking
and I feel sad. I see some soldier
in a beret and I think of a little
brother in another war and his
green beret.
Lt. Col. William Barret Travis'
letter "To the people of Texas and
All Americans in the World" dur-
ing the siege of the Alamo ought to
be required reading.
Sack races, ice cold watermel-
ons and red checked tablecloths
bespeak to me of Independence
Day celebrations dripping with
patriotism. I was younger then.
But I remember the flags unfurl-
ing from every tree, horse wagon
and lamp post. My full stomach
attests to the blessings of this
nation. We don't have to go search-


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ing for a land flowing with milk
and honey. Surely, no nation on
earth has so much...
My young patriotism would
swell when the World War I men
showed up at our school each
year. Lord, they were old! And
their uniforms were faded. But
you should have seen how straight
they stood when that flag went up
the pole They didn't move. They
didn't blink. They didn't waver.
And they held their salute till the
last strands of The Star Spangled
Banner drifted off toward West
Cherry Street. I appreciate on this
Fourth of July that memory like
never before
I smell the freshness in the
solitude of an early morning and
I love this land. I stand and look
westward in the late afternoon
when the shadows are long and
I am awed by the beauty that


surrounds us. I remember
great Americans like Ed
Wiley and Chick King who
turned aside and unself-
ishly gave a snagly toothed
little towhead a major
push in the right direction.
Is this a great nation, or
what!
You want to see me
weepy eyed like a little
girl mention Pearl Harbor,
Iwo Jima, Guadalcanal or
the Bridge at Remagen.
lind me of the fight for Tripoli.
hand to hand combat in New
nea. Or the Sullivan brothers.
watch a Fourth of July parade
ay and think of a forced march
Bataan. I remember holding
's hand when the rider less
se was led by and knew bet-
than to interrupt his thoughts.
member that famous Life
gazine picture of the soldier
g face down on Omaha Beach.
ever got to see Paris. Another
ip that laid it all on the line....
I've got every reason to be the
patriot of all.
My patriotism stirs when
atch an old Audie Murphy
vie. He is wrestling the town
y from the evil clutches of Roy
croft but I see a young soldier
n Texas standing up to the
le German Army! I remember


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The spoken word is given scant attention; the printed
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John-John, with his firm salute,
as the casket of his father is
loaded onto the horse drawn cais-
son for its final trip. I stood in
my living room on February 22,
1980, and yelled and jumped and
skated and cheered and cried
as the "Miracle on Ice" unfolded
before me. It was a hockey game
for goodness sakes..but I felt as
American as I've ever been as Al
Michaels counted down the sec-
onds.
My patriotism is rooted deep
in family heritage. My grandfather
loved this country. And granny
loved everything Pa did. They
raised a house full of children
to respect God, each other, their
fellow man and this wonderful
nation. It rubbed off on everything
they touched. We never had a fam-
ily get together that they didn't
give thanks for the goodness that
"we all" enjoyed. But it was much
more than just words and a meal
every now and then. They "loved"
the United States of America right
into our hearts!
Another Fourth of July is on
us. I've heard the naysayer's cry
of despair and complacency. The
news media is all mighty quick to
point out the seemingly endless
problems that beset America in
2008. I'm growing weary of the nit
picking and dooms-dayers.
What this country needs is
an old fashioned barbeque. With
corn on the cob, cole slaw, pickled
peaches and ice cold drinks float-
ing in a number 3 washtub. We
need to cheer again for the march-,,
ing band, the old war heroes and
remember one more time from
whence we came.
It's as clear to me as those
unalienable rights somebody
wrote down for us years ago....

Respectfully,

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Heroes-Red, White, Blue and Brave


By Ed McAteer

"Look out! Run for
your life," Sergeant Clifford
Sims shouted to his pla-
toon after hearing the all-
too-familiar clicking sound
in the dense underbrush.
Too late. The Vietnamese
booby trap exploded as
Sims unhesitatingly hurled
himself upon the device,
taking its full impact. His
blood-soaked flesh scat-
tered in a hundred differ-
ent directions. He gave
his life to save theirs.
Sergeant Sims earned the
Congressional Medal of
Honor for his sacrifice.
Few cities can claim
one of these greatest of
our nation's heroes like
Sergeant Sims, but no city
is without veterans they
claim as their local home-
town heroes. World War II
produced thousands who
sacrificed for this country
and deserve to be called
heroes. Our fair city is
no exception. Allow me
to introduce you to three
brave veterans who lived to
tell the tale.


called "Bettys" that made
sneak attacks during dark-
ness. Bill shot down 17 of
these planes during intense
combat in 13 major battle
engagements that he fought
in during World War II. He
earned two Purple Hearts
for injuries he sustained
in combat and addition-
al Silver and Bronze Star
campaign medals.
"Wow, Bill, you've real-
ly seen it all," I stated.
"Ed, it's been 67 years,
but I remember it like it
was yesterday. I, along
with hundreds of oth-
ers, was eating breakfast
at 7:55 a.m. on Sunday
when explosions, screams,
chaos, and gunfire shat-
tered the calm morning of
December 7, 1941. It was
the attack on Pearl Harbor,"
he recalled.
"Everything was locked
up. Most people were in
church. We searched build-
ings for at least 15 minutes
before locating a dozen Ml
carbines. We started shoot-
ing at the planes as they
flew overhead. When the
attack was over, I tried to


but I'll tell you a secret:
when your number comes
up, you're going to go. Well,
every morning when I get
up, I change my number."
We laughed for a
moment as Bill finished
talking.
"Thank you for sharing
those moments with me," I
said as I hugged him. I told
him I understood, saluted,
and said goodbye.
Eight Days on Blue
Beach
Seaman Ernest
"Shorty" O'Brian is a small
man in stature, quiet, and
reserved. He always kept to
himself onboa rd the U.S.S.
Sibley. He served alongside
467 other battle-hardened
sailors whose mission took
them to the enemy front
lines and plenty of combat
action. On February 16,
1945, his vessel formed up
with its escorts at Saipan,
and began the trip to Iwo
Jima.
"The morning of
the 19th, "D" day, was
cloudy. I remember rev-
eille sounded at 5 a.m. and
general quarters at 5:30.


Top, Middle, and Bottom: Bill Bricker, Earnest "Shorty" O'Brian, and James Yates


Surviving Pearl Harbor
"Hey, Bill, did I ever
tell you that you are my
hero?" I asked.
"Why do you say that,
Ed?" I'm certainly no hero.
I got to come home. The
real heroes are the ones
we left behind," he replied
from his wheelchair.
Tears flowed from his
aging brown eyes. The
wrinkles on his face were
many.
"Chief Petty Officer
Bill Bricker served on the
destroyer U.S.S. MAURY
with 312 shipmates.
During scores of raging
battles at sea, he manned
the ship's number three
5-inch gun and frequent-
ly fired at enemy aircraft


pick up as many survivors
as I could from the fuel-
entrapped inferno bay. Ed,
there weren't many alive in
those oil-laden rings of fire.
I can still smell their burn-
ing flesh and hear the voic-
es screaming out for help.
All I could do was watch in
agony," he whispered with
a trembling voice.
"Pearl Harbor archive
files recorded the attack
lasted about two hours.
During that short period,
21 ships were damaged,
320 aircraft destroyed,
2,390 people killed and
another 1,178 wounded."
"Bill, how did you sur-
vive the attack?" I asked.
He responded, "How I
never got hit, I don't know,


Mount Suribachi loomed
ominously on the port
bow. Battleships began
their reign of terror, fir-
ing 16-inch shells on the
island," he recalled. "I was
under intense enemy fire
for 8 days on Blue Beach,
and carried out hundreds
of missions using land-
ing craft to shuttle equip-
ment to the beach front
marines. Sadly, I returned
to the mother ship with
the American casualties of
war and other wounded,"


he said.
Suddenly a big lump
appeared in his throat.
"Shorty, what was your
most memorable event dur-
ing this time?" I asked.
"Ed, none of it is
memorable. I don't like to
remember. But for you, if
I had to provide one event,
it's when Joe Rosenthal, the
Associated Press photogra-
pher, electrified the world
with his famous picture of
the flag raising on Mount
Suribachi," he reluctantly
told me, as he wiped away
the tears.
Kamikaze *&%$I
Got Us
Gray haired and walk-
ing slower today, a young-
er Seaman James Yates,
served as a 40-millime-
ter gunner on the U.S.S.
Ingraham during the
Second World War. His
ship launched in January
1944, just in time to begin
the final push of the enemy
to its home island.


"We came under heavy
air attack in the Lingayen
Gulf," he told me. "I shot
down four enemy .planes
before a fifth Kamikaze
crashed into the ship above
the water line. Its bomb
exploded in the genera-
tor room, and all the crew
ended up in the unmerci-
ful chilling sea as our
ship sank. Sharks circled
around us as we braved
those frigid waters until
another ship came by to
pick us up. I'm dang lucky
to be alive. Afterwards,
we set sail for Iwo Jima
Island."
By the grace of God,
these courageous men
were protected by angels
and remain alive today. I
am appreciative that they
shared some of their stories
with me. This chronicle
does not begin to tell what
these men are all about,
but it lets others reflect
upon their character. Yes,
character, that of American


citizens still in their teens
going forth to perform a
duty. That duty was pre-
serving freedom that we
in America sometimes take
for granted, yet we con-
tinue to enjoy because they
did go forth and serve.
There is always a price
to pay for freedom. The
cost is the same today as
it was then, and will be
tomorrow-freedom is
always paid for by some-
one's spilled blood. No,
these men weren't high-
ranking officials and had
no Medals of Honor to
bring home. Yet, they are
heroes in our communi-
ty. And you can bet your
bottom dollar, when I see
Bill, Shorty, or James on
our city streets; I salute
smartly and remind them
again that they are still my
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and Brave.


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Hits Keep Coming for School Board


By Tim Croft
Star News Editor

By now the Gulf County
School Board must be
wondering what will be the
next shoe to drop.
Duringaregularmeeting
and budget workshop last
week, the School Board
heard more gloomy financial
news less than a month after
approving cuts totaling $1.9
million, including more than
40 total positions, nearly
half of which were teaching
spots.
The board was
informed by Superintendent
of Schools Tim Wilder that
the governor had instructed
all districts to hold back
roughly 2 percent of
Florida Education Finance
Program Funding, the main
component for public school
funding in the state.
That equates to about
$250,000 for Gulf District
Schools.
On top of that, the
governor has requested the
same hold back of funds by
all state agencies.
So in one fell swoop,
the district is looking at the


potential of losing another
4 percent in funding, or
roughly half a million
dollars which, as Wilder
noted, would pretty much
wipe out the contingency or
reserve funds the board had
set aside while approving
cuts last month.
"That pretty much
erases our contingency
funds and could mean more
cuts," Wilder said.
The Florida Legislature
is poised to hold a special
session in September,
though no session or
dates have been formally
announced.
It is believed that the
faltering state economy
will force legislators back
to Tallahassee for further
trims to the state budget.
The question for
district officials is trying
to maintain an already
shaved budget. Wilder said
they would examine class
size requirements and
the district would try to
absorb further reduction in
revenues.
"If we can stay away
from cuts during the school
year, I'd like to do that,"


Wilder said.
On top of those decisions
in Tallahassee, U.S. Navy
officials have informed the
district that there will be
no assistance coming from
the military to maintain the
NJROTC program at Port
St. Joe High School, citing
three specific reasons.
A letter from Rear
Admiral A.O. Lotring spells
out three critical criteria
that the district fails to meet
to receive any assistance
from the U.S. Navy.
The Navy seemed
the last hope to save the
program at least through
the next school year in the
belief that funding could
be earmarked to keep the
program going long-term.
Lotring cited first
that the program failed to
meet minimum enrollment
requirements last year.
There were 38 students
in the NJROTC program last
year, three fewer than needed
to count as 10 percent of the
total student population at
the school, the minimum
threshold, according to
Navy guidelines.
Secondly, the school did


not serve an economically
and educationally deprived
area, which would have
qualified the district for
assistance.
Finally, Lotring noted
that military mandates
are that there are two
instructors, one a retired
officer, the other a retired
enlisted service member,
and therefore the Navy
could not approve the
district's request to the
operate the program with a
single instructor.
Lotring expressed hope
that the school district
would continue to operate
the unit at the high school,
asked to be kept apprised
of any change in status
and thanked the district
for its past support of the
program.
Money, however, or
other assistance, would not
be forthcoming, Lotring's
letter summarized.
Wilder said he was not
giving up.
Saying he had talked
to the local VFW Post,
Congressman Allen Boyd's
office and that of Sen. Bill
Nelson (D-Florida), Wilder


said he would keep pushing
to keep the program going,
though it appeared that for
2008-09, there would be
no unit and no job for Lt.
Commander (Ret.) Marty
Jarosz.
"I don't want to write
this off yet," Wilder said.
"This hurts us. It hurts not
having ROTC next year, but
I don't want to end this yet.
"We don't have the
funding of $88,000 to
continue this program. I'm
not writing it off yet, but it is
not looking good."
On the plus side the
district closed its books for
the fiscal year on Monday
and ended up $341,000 in
the black.
Roughly $42,000 of that
total is unrestricted funds,
or funds not earmarked
or mandated to be spent
in specific ways under the
many directives that travel
down to districts from
Tallahassee.
In other business taken
up during the meeting and
workshop:
An unidentified
investor has stepped up
to enter into discussions


with district officials about
a willingness to provide
possible funding of up to
$800,000 to the district
to assist in retaining
instructional personnel.
The investor has
not been identified for
proprietary reasons and the
exact amount of money and
how it might be disbursed
was also not clear
The district has yet
received no word from
Bay County regarding its
proposal for feeding and
transporting students from
Mexico Beach.
Those students have
traditionally been zoned
into Gulf County schools but
Bay District officials have
considered as a cost-cutting
measure slicing funding for
transportation and food
services it pays Gulf District
Schools.
Gulf officials have
offered to transport and feed
those students for $74,000,
about $30,000 less than
last year. Initial word from
Bay County was positive but
no official decision has been
made.


District Wrestles with Bricks and Mortars


By Tim Croft
Star News Editor

While reeling from the
outside influences they don't
control, Gulf County School
Board members wrestled
last week with that which
they do control.
The board sat in
workshop to consider
the capital improvement
requests from each school
as well as consider what
will be funded and how that
might impact taxpayers.
In short strokes,
district officials might have
to say "no" to plenty during
a tough budget year.
Funding for public
schools is broken into four


main components.
The first three, required
local effort, discretionary
and supplemental
discretionary funding, are
all set by state lawmakers.
The district has no control.
And this year, the state
gave local taxpayers a bit of
a break.
The estimated required
local effort for the year will
be 3.664 mills, down more
than two-tenths of a mill
from last year's 3.893.
Discretionary funding,
which in the past was set at
0.510 mills for all districts
was trimmed to 0.498 as
a result of Amendment
1, a property tax cutting
measure passed by voters


in January.
Supplemental
discretionary is determined
at $25 per student, meaning
for local taxpayers 0.079
mills, down slightly from
.081 mills last year due to
declining enrollment, the
second-fastest declining
enrollment in Florida.
The lone component
the district has sway over is
Local Capital Improvement
Dollars and there is where
the rubber will hit the road
for the district this year.
The district levied
0.400 mills for capital
outlay during the current
fiscal year, at least the third-
straight year that the district
has remained under half


a mill and well below the
maximum 2.0 mills each
district can levy for capital
improvements, bricks and
mortars.
This year, though, the
district has a list of some
$1.5 million in capital
improvements before board
members to consider, and
that list is incomplete as it
does not include yet-to-be-
determined costs for several
potential projects at Port St.
Joe Elementary School.
And these projects for
all six schools are beyond
the smaller improvements
paid for with the $100 per
student each school receives
from the district.
The other dynamic, a


major one, hanging over
discussions about the
Local Capital Improvement
dollars comes from the
county's property tax rolls.
According to
preliminary estimates
provided to the district, the
county's tax rolls will decline
by roughly $50 million,
following a decline almost
double that last year.
Last year was the first
in county history when
property values retreated.
That means each mill
brings in less revenue and
If the School Board decided
to fund every project on
an already whittled list of
capital improvements, the
village for capital outlay


would inch up to 0.608
mills.
And district officials
must weigh levying
more money for capital
improvement as the district
deals with aging facilities
and needs from north to
south.
Worth noting is that
the overall property tax
millage rate for public
schools would still drop,
from 4.88 to 4.85, and the
district number estimates
for capital spending are well
below those from the Florida
Department of Education.
For instance, the DOE
estimates county property

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By Marie Logan
Star Staff Writer

Talking trash in the
city raises temperatures.
At least preliminary discus-
sions at last week's work-
shop sparked some argu-
ments.
On June 25 the Port
St. Joe city commissioners,
along with selected city offi-
cials and the trash advisory
group, toured Port St. Joe
to see firsthand where trash
presented problems and
the types of problems. They
then met in a workshop
to review the recommenda-
tions by the advisory group
for revisions to the city's
trash ordinance (Ordinance
347). It proved the process
would not be easy.
"The purpose of the
review of the existing city
trash ordinance and the rec-
ommendations for change
is to put together an ordi-
nance the city can live with
and that will be enforced,"
said Charlie Weston, Port
St. Joe city administrator.
"It will level the playing field
so that we treat everyone
the same. This is something
I feel strongly about."
Weston told the city
commission in the work-


shop that there were not a
lot of changes in the advi-
sory group's recommenda-
tions, "the city is just not
enforcing what we have,"
he said.
Members of the trash
advisory group are Eddie
Fields, Kim Knight, Sonny
Chafin, Lorinda Gingell
and Quinn Lamb (all city
residents); Weston, John
Grantland (Port St. Joe
Public Works Director),
John Hanlon (commu-
nity relations liaison for
Emerald Waste Services),
and Richard Burkett (Port
St. Joe Code Enforcement
officer).
Weston told the com-
missioners that the advisory
group would remain togeth-
er even after the approval of
the ordinance changes "to
continue dealing with situa-
tions and revisions."
As the workshop pro-
gressed, it was evident that
more discussion would be
needed.
According to informa-
tion at the workshop, the
city currently spends rough-
ly $1 million for trash and
garbage pickup annually.
Approximately $750,000,
or two-thirds of that cost,
goes to Emerald Coast


Services, the company that
handles the city's garbage
pickup. The remaining one-
third of the cost is borne by
the city for trash collection
and disposal.
The issue was one of
balancing the city's resourc-
es, Weston said. Those
resources for trash include
only three employees, a
clam, or claw, machine for
scooping up trash piles,
and two trucks.
The prevailing problem
in collecting trash piles,
Weston continued, was the
contamination of most of
those piles; in other words,
building debris mixed with
household garbage or fur-
niture, with yard debris
added to the mix, or any
such configuration.
While Emerald Services
transports the city's garbage
to the Bay County incinera-
tor for disposal, the city of
Port St. Joe carries its trash
to the Gulf County Five
Points Landfill just north of
the city limits on SR71.
In order to dump at the
landfill, all trash must be
separated into designated
substances. That means the
city's three-person trash
crew must manually sort
almost every trash pile they


Photo Courtesy of Richard Burkett
Port St. Joe city officials are set to begin cracking down on blatant trash and dumping
violations like the one pictured above.


collect in the city.
The delay from manu-
ally sorting trash piles is the
primary problem that slows
down trash collection in the
city, Weston reported.
Other major problems
that Weston pointed out
were that people did not
understand the differences
among the types of trash
that can be piled together,


and where piles of trash can
be placed for pickup.
Additional problems
discussed were commer-
cial lawn care/tree service
contractors and private
county residents bringing
yard debris into the city and
illegally dumping it in alleys
and along city right of ways
instead of carrying it to the
landfill, and residents leav-


ing garbage containers on
the street instead of carry-
ing them back to the rear
yards after collection.
Since the meeting was
a workshop, no decisions
about the recommenda-
tions to the city ordinance
were passed. The city com-
mission will study the issue
further before adopting the
final trash ordinance.


Floodplain Forests Drying as Water Levels Decline in the Apalachicola River


Forests of the
Apalachicola River flood-
plain have changed in
recent decades to a drier
mix of species. They have
also lost 4.3 million trees,
a decrease of 17 percent
from 1976 to 2004. These
are among the findings of a
report released by the U.S.
Geological Survey (USGS)
that indicate an overall loss
of swamps in the largest
river floodplain in Florida.
A loss of swamps would
decrease floodplain forest
productivity and reduce the
contribution of organic mat-
ter that sustains food webs
in the river and Apalachicola


Bay. The changes 'are the
result of flood durations
decreasing since river levels
began to decline in 1954.
"We compared flood-
plain forests in 2004 to
forests described in stud-
ies conducted in the late
1970s," said USGS bota-
nist Melanie Darst, the
lead author of the report.
"The greatest changes were
in tupelo-cypress swamps
where tree species composi-
tion was 8.8 percent drier in
2004 than it was in 1976."
Tree density declined
in swamps, according to
Darst, overall by 37 per-
cent. Water tupelo, the most


dominant tree in swamps,
decreased in density by 20
percent. Ogeechee tupelo,
the primary source of tupe-
lo honey in north Florida,
decreased in density by 44
percent.
"We also compared dif-
ferent size-classes of trees
to each other on the same
plots," said Darst. "Smaller
and usually younger trees
were a significantly drier
mix of species than the larg-
er, older canopy trees on
the same plots in 2004. As
the younger trees replace
the older canopy trees in
coming decades, the shift
toward drier species com-


position will continue. We
expect that floodplain for-
ests will be at least 38 per-
cent drier in composition
before the end of this cen-
tury."
The declines in river
levels over the past 50
years were caused by ero-
sion of the river channel
after 1954 and decreased
flows in spring and summer
months since the 1970s.
Water-level declines were
documented in a report
released by the USGS in
2006 (http://pubs.water.
usgs.gov/sir2006-5173).
Spring and summer
are the most critical time


of the year for wetland tree
growth, fish reproduction,
and many other impor-
tant biological processes,
said retired USGS scien-
tist Helen Light, the second
author of the report.
Unfortunately, spring
and summer are also the
time when cities and farms
in the upstream basin
have the greatest water
demands.
This study included
the non-tidal portion of the
Apalachicola River from
the Georgia-Florida line
downstream to the begin-
ning of the tidal reach
about 20 miles upstream


from Apalachicola Bay. The
82,000-acre study area is
part of the Apalachicola-
Chattahoochee-Flint River
Basin, which covers one-
quarter of the state of
Georgia, extends from
headwaters in northern
Georgia through southwest-
ern Georgia and eastern
Alabama to the Florida pan-
handle, discharging into the
Gulf of Mexico at the town
of Apalachicola.
USGS provides science
for a changing world.
For more information,
visit www.usgs.gov.


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By Lois Swoboda
Times Staff Writer

A local man has gained
international recognition
for his heroic efforts to
save a drowning bear.
On Tuesday, June 24,
Adam Warwick, a wildlife
biologist for. Tate's Hell
State Forest and bear spe-
cialist, was working in
his garden a little after 5
p.m. when he received a
call from Randy Cohron
of Alligator Point saying a
bear was roaming between
the houses near 1533
Alligator Point Road.
"I assumed this was
the same bear seen swim-
ming two miles offshore
of Bald Point State Park,"
said Warwick, who works
for the Florida Fish and
Wildlife Conservation
Commission (FWC).
After making a call to
wildlife technician, Ron
Copely, asking him to come
and assist with the bear's
capture, Warwick headed
to Alligator Point Road.
Upon his arrival,
Warwick found the house
deserted and no bear in
sight. Warwick called FWC
Dispatcher D.O. Worley
who told him the most
recent sighting of the bear
had been at 1589 Alligator
Point Road.
But when Warwick
arrived at that address,
the bear had moved on.
Warwick contin-
ued along Alligator Point
Road untilhe was flagged
down at around 5:40
p.m. near the 1600 block.


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Copely and FWC Officer
Travis Huckeba arrived
on the scene shortly after
Warwick.
They found a fully-
grown male bear, estimat-
ed to weigh 325 to 375 lbs.
They mixed an appropri-
ate sedative and Copely
darted the bear, which
then retreated a few yards
to a chain link fence.
"Travis Huckeba point-
ed out that there were peo-
ple on the beach behind
the house and warned me
to be careful about fright-
ening the bear," Warwick
said. "The bear started
walking along the fence
toward the road but when
he reached the roadside,
two cars traveling in oppo-
site directions stopped to
photograph the animal,
frightening him."
The bear had begun
showing signs of the drug's
effects. He retreated to the
bay and began wading
along the shoreline when
a bystander approached
him, frightening him fur-
ther.
"His eyes had begun
dilating," said Warwick,
"So I knew he was going
under, but when the man
approached him, he start-
ed swimming the four
miles back to the main-
land.
"Ron and I were watch-
ing him from a long pier.
He started sinking lower
and lower in the water and
then he began to founder.
I took off my shoes and
shirt, jumped in the water
and swam to him. I swam


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in front of him to prevent
him from heading into
deeper water.
"He looked at me like
he wanted to climb on me
to get out of the water,
He rose up and then fell
over backwards. He tried
to come back up, but it
was obvious he had lost
control of his limbs," he
said. "I got behind him
and grabbed the scruff of
his neck to get his head
out of the water. At this
point, there were about
30 people watching from
the shore. The bear was
about 90 percent immo-
bilized and calm. We were
in about four feet of water.
I got him on his side and
got an arm around him so
I could drag him in foot
by foot.
"At this point, Officer
Huckeba approached in a
skiff, alarming the bear
again. He began to thrash
until the boat pulled away.
With the bear in a rescue
hold, I pulled him slowly
in," Warwick said.
At that point Thad
Brett, a general contrac-
tor who lives at Alligator
Point showed up with a
front-loader. "We got him
into the bucket and were
able to load him back .into
the truck, where we. gave
him a second shot," said
Warwick.
Warwick took the bear
to the Forestry office on
Airport Road in Carrabelle
and loaded him into a
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"real money" with the
emphasis on real.
The FSTED grant is
a 50-50 match, nothing to
sneeze at.
"All those funds are a
very significant milestone
for the port," Cox said. "It
is an extremely competitive
grant cycle. That money
is an acknowledgement
that Port St. Joe is worth
investing in. Some people
may think we're forgotten,
but there are third parties
out there who believe St.
Joe is worth investing in.
"All of this is validation.
We have been validated in
our vision. It is important
to note that this represents
outside people saying this
is positive for the state,
positive for the region, not


just a positive for Port St.
Joe."
Among those Cox
and Pitts singled out
were representatives with
the Florida Department
of Transportation
district officials,
state representatives,
Congressman Allen Boyd
(D-North Florida) and
the U.S. Army Corps of
Engineers.
"They are seeing that
this is something that
is an investment for the
future that will compound
itself in the next 15 years,"
Cox added. "If not for the
District III people with
the Florida Department of
Transportation, we would
be nothing more than an
asterisk.


Port


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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
hin 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 will host
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,


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
5p.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.

*NOTE: Please be aware
of intermittent closure of
CR386 on Friday, July 4
between 7:00 and 7:30 a.m.
CT due to the road being
used for the Mexico Beach
5K run as part of the July 4
festivities.
Also use caution
on U.S. 98 in the area of
Canal Parkway on the west
end of Mexico Beach that
morning due to the fishing
tournament in that area,
also part of the July 4
festivities.


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taxable value will be about
$8 million more than last
year, not $50 million less.
The DOE also estimates
that the district would levy
5.91 mills, more than a
full mill higher than the
maximum the district is
estimating.
School Board members
will take up a tentative
budget and millage rate this
month and approve the final
budget in September.

The Local Capital
Improvements Currently
Being Considered by the
School Board, by School.

Wewahitchka Elementary
Re-carpet 10
classrooms $22,400.
Port St. Joe Elementary
(no estimated costs)
Remodel old pre-K


Security camera system
(32 cameras) $50,000;
Lunchroom chairs (500)
- $17,500; Canon Copier -
$18,000
Port St. Joe Middle
School
Security camera system
- $50,000; Canon copier -
$18,000; Refurbish baseball
field $15,000.
Wewahitchka High
School
CD player $578;
Lunchroom chairs/tables -
$14,000; Security camera
system $10,000; Canon
copier $18,000; Gym
bleachers $70,000;
Upgrade phone system
- $9,515; Poster maker -
$4,000
Wewahitchka Middle
School
Outside double doors -
$7,500; A+ Recovery system


building into technology $12,000; Lunchroom
center; New lunchroom tables $7,200
or remodel lunchroom; District Offices (mostly
Remodel Kindergarten; New software and computers)
Parking Lot in Front; Cover Pinnacle $65,000;
walkway connecting front Achieve 3000 $20,000;
and back wing. Dashboard, Follett, All Call
Port St. Joe High School $21,500; IEP software -


$10,000;51laptopsforspecial
needs students $6,000;
76 computers $75,000;
20 document cameras -
$16,000; 5 Smart boards
- $8,000; 20 projectors/20
printers $32,000
Peripherals $5,000; Copier
for OIS (district offices)
- $20,000; Virtualization
Remote Desktop software
- $30,000; Van to
transport ESE students to
Wewahitchka $22,000
District-Wide
Security cameras -
$20,000; PSJHS track -
$85,000; Propertyinsurance
- $131,300; Buses -
$195,000; Fence $43,428;
Wewahitchka lunchrooms
- $14,875; Technology for
schools $330,500; School
equipment (LCI dollars
given to schools, $100
per student) $205,000;
Copiers (5) $97,000; York
(maintenance of heating,
air conditioning units) -
$40,000; Flooring county-
wide $50,000; Bathrooms
county-wide $50,000;
Maintenance vehicles -
$32,000;
Other school requests
- $274,693

Total $1,568,796


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"It is rare to find so many
agencies and politicians
who have provided support
not just for the present but
it's an investment for 15, 20
years down the road."
In addition, The St. Joe
Company has provided $1.2
million for environmental
permitting, with the Port
Authority putting up the
remaining $600,000 needed
to complete that task.
Pitts said port officials
estimate they can come in
under $5 million on the
bulkhead and dredge work,
allowing the port to use
some of the grant funds for
upland improvements on the
property to accommodate
any of four potential
customers which have been
identified.
County and municipal
elected officials have also
lent their support for The
St. Joe Company to allow
access to the old mill site


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bulkhead on a temporary
basis in order to facilitate
the arrival of at least one of
those customers.
That customer, as yet
unnamed for proprietary
reasons, is undergoing due
diligence for The St. Joe
Company prior to entering
into a lease agreement for
the mill site bulkhead, Pitts
indicated.
The hope, regardless,
is to have ships coming to
the port by the end of the
calendar year, Cox and Pitts
agreed.
Another aspect of the
port development moving
ahead is FDOT District III
funding for a study which
would become part of an
application to the full FDOT
to have the port qualify
as part of the Strategic
Intermodal System (SIS).
That would have a
ripple effect for the county
and region.


As was
to county
development
during a recent w
transforming Hwy
a four-lane high
be facilitated moi
through the port
part of the SIS r
any increase in
traveling the road,
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In simple
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Cox said, "and mo
highways and railr
Speaking


explained railroad, the Port Authority
economic is also seeking though it
officials has not yet been awarded -
workshop, a Transportation Regional
y. 71 into Incentive Program (TRIP)
iway will grant to construct rail
re quickly access to the port.
becoming Due to the state budget,
nore than that grant was pushed
tourists back to the 2009-10 fiscal
year though Pitts said
officials that TRIP officials have
meeting, indicated the port could still
71 isn't proceed before then and be
given the reimbursed later.
. The port "This is an awesome
f the SIS time," said Port Authority
significantly board member Johanna
pe. White. "To see something
terms, become reality, we have
onal port worked on it for so long.
becomes a "To see the ground
to be built turned and see those ships
start coming in, that will be
benefit is exciting."
port site,"
)re for the
roads."
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Doubles its Coaching Search


By Tim Croft
Star News Editor

Duane McFarland's
task in filling out his athlet-
ic department just became
twice as tough.
McFarland, principal at
Port St. Joe High School,
is now looking for a base-
ball coach in addition to a
football coach and athletic
director.
Mike Bullock, who
helmed the Tiger Shark
baseball team each of the
past two years, carving out
a 39-18 record and two
trips into the second round
of the playoffs, recently
announced his resignation.
Bullock, who also
served as an assistant
football coach under John
Palmer, is, like Palmer mov-


ing back to his roots to take
over the program at Ocala
Vanguard High School.
Bullock and his wife
lived in Central Florida
before moving to Port St.
Joe and home beckoned
Bullock, who resigned effec-
tive mid-June.
His letter of resigna-
tion was officially accepted
by the Gulf County School
Board during its regular
meeting last week.
"Another surprise,
another hit to the athlet-
ic program and the high
school," said Superintehdent
of Schools Tim Wilder.
"Duane is working around


the clock talking to people
around the state, trying
to fill those (Palmer's and
Bullock's) positions."
Bullock guided Port St.
Joe to a 22-6 record his
first season, advancing to
the region semifinals where
the Tiger Sharks were elim-
inated by a hot Bozeman
team.
This past season, a
younger Tiger Shark squad
finished 17-12 after being
eliminated in the second
round of the Class 2A play-
offs by defending state Class
2A champion North Florida
Christian.
NFC advanced to the


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championship game this
past season before losing.
And while filling the
baseball position is well
up the priority list for
McFarland, the emphasis at
this time is filling the dual
positions held by Palmer of
football coach and athletic
director, McFarland and
Wilder said.
"We are working seven
days a week and we are
going for quality," McFarland
said last week. "I would like
a proven coach, who has
proven success in a proven
program."
McFarland did not rule
out an assistant coach, but
expressed a clear prefer-
ence for a head coach.
McFarland's discus-
sions with one unnamed
coach have apparently
advanced to the point that
the coach is considering


housingoptions
and affordabil-
ity of living in
Gulf County. mo.- __,
McFarland
said he also
had two inter-
views this past
Monday and
one more on
Tuesday. The
status of the
search, he said,
could be con-
sidered ongoing
and focused.
McFarland
also acknowl-
edged the
interest in the
community,
saying he gets
asked almost
daily, primarily from play-
ers, about the status of the
search.
"I'm not panicking,"


Coach Mike Bullock


McFarland said. "I am work-
ing on this myself. I don't.
have a committee. What I
want is quality and we are
going to get it."


Extended Learn-to-Swim

Lessons in Port St Joe


The Central Panhandle
Chapter of the American
Red Cross is pleased to
announce that they will
extend the Learn-to-Swim
program through July 18
at the St Joe Bay Country
Club in Port St Joe.
Fifty Gulf County
residents participated in
Learn-to-Swim lessons in
Wewahitchka and Port St
Joe throughout the month
of June, but with the


increased request for an
expanded swim schedule,
Executive Director Robert
Pearce has decided to con-
tinue the lessons into July.
Find out how much
fun swimming can be -
sign up at this location:
Location-Port St. Joe,
at the St. Joseph Bay
County Club 700 Country
Club Road
Date- July 8 18,
2008


Time- 10 a.m., 11
a.m., and 12 p.m.
Cost- $45.00
Contact: Mary Baird at
227-1757 to register (www.
stjorbaygolf.com)

For more information-
on Red Cross swim cours--
es and other training, con-
tact the Central Panhandle
Chapter at 850-763-6587.


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From the start you pushed hard for us
You didn't want Wewa Softball to be a bust.
For some this was our first year of ball;
At season's end, you couldn't tell at all.
We were hitting hard, rounding the bases,
Making plays with excitement on our faces.
We became All-Stars and we were so proud
with support and cheers from the Wewa crowd.
We became tough, ready and able to play,
Determined to win at our young age.
Your hard work and dedication was true;
Our love of the game was sparked by you.

Thank you, Tony Price, for all your support for
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The Star, Port St. Joe, FL Thursday, July 3, 2008 11A


Vickery Signs to Play


Baseball at Next Level


By Tim Croft
Star News Editor

The atmosphere, the
mission, the opportunity
proved lust the right situa-
tion for Corbin Vickery
Port St Joe High
School's baseball back-
stop in more ways than
one the past two seasons
signed a letter of intent to
play baseball and matricu-
late to Toccoa Falls College
in the fall.
Vickery said the four-
year school, which com-
petes in the National
Christian Colleges Athletic
Association, provided all
the parameters for a per-
fect fit.
Toccoa, Ga., the
school's hometown made
famous in the televi-
sion miniseries Band of
Brothers as the spot where


many of the country's first
paratroopers trained dur-
ing World War II.
The rolling hills, the
mordant scenery, added to
the positive side of the led-
ger. Vickery said.
"The atmosphere. gosh
it is gorgeous." Vickery
said. "It's beautiful. Coach
(Justin) Pollock is a pretty
good guy, most of the time"
- said while looking over
his shoulder at his future
coach.
"It's a perfect fit for
me. There is a good chance
I can have an immediate
impact on the program.
I think this is where the
Lord wants me to be and
where I'll have the most
impact."
Vickery was brought to
the attention of Pollock and
his staff through folks who
had seen Vickery play for


the Tiger Sharks.
The Eagles played two
freshmen catchers last year
and both left the program.
one to join the military.
Pollock said Vickery
has a chance to start right
away. or at least gain sig-
nificant playing time, as a
freshman.
"Being a Christian
school, he is the kind of
young man we look for,"
Pollock said. "He's every-
thing you want in a kid and
a player. He has the total
package."
This past season
Vickery hit .434 to lead the
team and also had a team-
high .615 on-base percent-
age.
He struck out just three
times in 35 games, the few-
est on the team, and led the
Tiger Sharks in RBIs and
sacrifice bunts.


Tim Croft/The Star
With mom, dad and his new coach watching Corbin Vickery signs a letter of intent with
Toccoa Falls College.


Vickery also threw
out 15 of 20 runners who
attempted to steal on him
and had just two passed
balls.
On top of the numbers,
Vickery was an inspiration-
al leader, a rock behind the
plate who kept the Tiger
Sharks focused and posi-
tive on the diamond, just
as he did as a back-up
wide receiver and defensive


back on the Port St. Joe
football team.
As Coach Mike Bullock
put it during the season,
"He's rock solid, very
dependable. He can help
us win ballgames in a lot of
different ways."
But as his father, Pastor
Brent Vickery noted to the.
gathered crowd on Sunday
as his son put paper to pen
on the letter of intent, there


is more in his son than
what happens between the
white lines of the baseball
field.
"There's a whole lot
more to that young man
than baseball," said proud
papa Brent.
Toccoa Falls College
will find that out in a few
months.


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Soccer Association came as the youngsters divided ing, with the Union Jack British imports who spent participating in the week-
to a close. into teams snorting the across at least one rosy last week teaching the ins long camp: Meredith


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The Star, Port St. Joe, FL Thursday, July 3, 2008 SECTION B


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By Marie Logan
Star Staff Writer

Help in a wide range of important areas is
available for pregnant women and their children in
Gulf County.
About two dozen young women learned that
fact last Wednesday as they were pampered and
fed at Gulf County's first Healthy Start's Pampered
Pregnant Women's Spa Day.
Hosted by the Bay, Franklin, Gulf Healthy
Start Coalition, Inc., and the Gulf County Health
Department, Wednesday's event at the Centennial
Building in Port St. Joe came on the heels of similar
events in Bay and Franklin Counties.
"This is about community outreach and edu-
cation," Sharon Owens, director of Healthy Start,
explained. "We want these young expectant mothers
to feel good about themselves while learning things
they need to know."
All the participants were eager to learn.
After viewing several exhibits and talking to


numerous experts on everything from child
care, parent and educational support to home
visit programs and smoking cessation, the
mothers-to-be registered for door prizes and
began lining up for spa treatments.
They laughed and talked with each other
and volunteers who donated time and sup-
plies for manicures, makeup lessons and
hair cuts.
Then, with very little break in talk-
ing and discussions with service providers,
everyone ate the lunch generously provided
by local businesses. Door prizes were distrib-
uted throughout the three-hour program, and
most everyone took home something useful
for caring for a new arrival.
Connie Huddleston, of North Florida
Child Development and head of the planning
committee for the event, said the goal was to
educate the young women "in everything from
nutrition to smoking cessation to issues on
domestic violence.


Marie Logan/The Star
Elka VanDiver, a trained manicurist and owner of Condo Genie Rentals in Panama City, gives expectant
mother Amanda Piccola a splash of color


Marie LoganfThe Star
Stephanie Levins, who is expecting her third child,
brought Bladen and Hailynn with her to Spa Day.

"There's lots of help out here for these young
women, but lots of them don't know about it,"
Huddleston explained.
She said during the event she had already gotten
some of the participants enrolled in stop-smoking
programs and was talking to others about getting
their children even before birth enrolled in the
North Florida Child Development programs.
The approach worked, too, according to Candice
Hall, one of the participants who was eager to praise
Healthy Start's efforts. Hall is expecting her first
child in January.
"This is a day for me to take time off from all
the men around me and have fun," Hall laughed. But
she was serious when she described how "the Gulf
County Health Department really stepped up and
got me into everything before I even knew it."
The Wewahitchka resident said that through the
Health Department and Healthy Start's efforts, she
was already down from a pack of cigarettes per day
to just three.


(See PAMPERING on Page 12B)






Remembering the Brave Every Day


By Marie Logan
Star Staff Writer


Last week's article in this newspaper
requesting community help in sending
much-needed articles to local soldiers
serving in Iraq and Afghanistan touched
a chord.
..'.. .


More families of local servicemen and
women have let The Star know about their
loved ones currently serving on the front
lines.
Ann Suber, a Wewahitchka resident
who has a son serving in Iraq, has teamed
with Vision Bank to help her son, Justin
Suber, and his fellow soldiers with a spe-


Tim Croft/The Star
The train engine outside the Centennial Building recently received a makeover, improv-
ing its photogenic side.


cial project.
According to information given to
The Star, Justin and his companions
are rebuilding a girls' school in Iraq near
where they are stationed.
Ann Suber and Heather Bryant at
Vision Bank have named their stateside
effort Operation Alpha's Vision and are
gathering supplies not just for the troops
themselves, but also for the girls who will
be attending the newly rebuilt school.
"Operation Alpha's Vision has a goal
of not only collecting these supplies, but
being able to ship them," Bryant said.
"We are asking for monetary dona-
tions to cover the cost of shipping these
packages. The U.S Post Office will ship a
box stuffed full, no matter how much it
weighs, for $10.95 each. We believe with
the help of this wonderful community we
can help not only this local soldier, but
many more."
Donations of supplies can be dropped
off at any Vision Bank location, Bryant
said. People wishing to make a mon-
etary donation can contact Bryant at
850-229-8226.
Suber and Bryant are asking for
donations of school supplies and personal
items that the girls can use both at school
and at home.
The soldiers especially request per-
sonal hygiene products and anything that
might help beat the heat.
This is an ongoing process and the
following items are the most commonly
requested things by military service per-
sonnel:
Toiletries: soap, deodorant, Gold
Bond powder, sun screen, dental floss,
hand sanitizer, moist wipes, razors, travel


size toiletries, toothpaste, 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 and letters
would be wonderful, too.
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.
Marsha Morrison of Tallahassee, who
was profiled in the July 19 issue of The
Times, is an old hand at shipping items to
U.S. troops in the Middle East.
From her ministrations over the past
18 months, she said in addition to the
items listed above, soldiers' frequent
requests also include beef jerky, puzzles
of all kinds, scented lotion or soap if there
are women in the group, DVDs of movies
so they can pass the time when they are
not on duty, and sunflower seeds to chew
on night duty to help stay alert.
If any other local soldiers serving in
the Middle East have special projects or
special requests, and their families would
like the community's help, please contact
Marie Logan at The Star, 850-229-8122.


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Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey,;R. Breman of Wewahitchka, FL announce the engagement of
their daughter Jeena David Breman to Daryl Ray Knee, son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert
Eugene Knee of Wewahitchka.
The bride and groom are 2005 graduates of Wewahitchka High School. The bride
is currently in the physical therapist program at Gulf Coast Community College and is
employed at HealthSouth. The groom is serving in the Air Force and is stationed at FE.
Warren AFB, Cheyenne, WY.
The wedding is planned for 3 p.m. on Aug. 2, 2008 at First Baptist Church in
Wewahitchka with a reception following at the Honeyville Community Center.
The bride and groom wish to extend an invitation to all friends of the families.



Precious Memories of Robert C. Bryant
January 4, 1934 July 1,2006

How Blessed to have had so good a husband,
father and friend!
On us his warm, unstinting sun long shone.
We were, of his hardworking life, the
center,
Loved for the pure joy of love alone.
SUncanny are the requisites of pleasure,
Coming as they do within the will.
Knowing well where lay his greatest
treasure,
Years on years of love he labored still.

Wife, Mary Bryant and Children


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Look Who's 91

Happy Birthday, Daddy Floyd!
We all Love you, Bianca, Alexis, Delmonte, Cynthia,
Joe, Jabbar, and Lloyd.
Mr. Floyd, Children and Family would like to invite
everyone to a celebration July 4, 2008 at his house. We
will be celebrating 91 wonderful years of an AWESOME
man. So everyone please come and join us.
He said no gifts please. Just everyone come and have
a good time!


Veterans Celebrate
The Veterans of Foreign
Wars John C. Gainous
Post 10069 will hold its
annual 4th of July Freedom
Celebration Cookout. All
veterans of our community
are invited to come out and
enjoy hot dogs, hamburgers,
and home made side dishes
from our member families.
The post is located on Trout
Avenue in Highland View.
The food is free and we
will begin serving at 1 p.m.
EDT. Members of the VFW
and its Men's and Ladies'


Auxiliaries are looking ior-
ward to a great day of cel-
ebration and camaraderie.
Hope to see you there.
Independence on
the Coast
Friday, July 4th, 2008
10:00 am 5:00 pm
Shopping in Historic
Downtown Port St. Joe
Activities in Frank Pate
Park Area
10:00 am 9:00pm

Vendors in Frank
Pate Park


Rotary


Raffle
Buying a ticket could
win you a week's stay on
the beach and help the Port
St. Joe Rotary Club fund its
local projects.
Rotary Club members
are selling raffle tickets for
three one-week stays and
for local restaurant gift cer-
tificates. The prizes will be
given away at 4 p.m. July
4th during the Independence
on the Coast celebration.
Tickets are available from
any Rotary member and
will be available during the
celebration in Port St. Joe
for a $10 donation or three
tickets for $25.
Prizes include one week
at Barrier Dunes plus a $75
meal gift certificate, one
week at Barefoot Cottages
and one week at Mexico
Beach. A $75 gift certificate
from Sunset Coastal Grill
and a $75 gift certificate
from Dockside Cafe will
also be given away. Winners
must coordinate vacation
schedule with property
owners' rental schedules.
Proceeds will be used
to support Rotary service
activities and Scouting in
Port St. Joe.


rood, arts s& urafs
Petting Zoo for Kids
4:00 pm 9:00 pm
Rides with Broke-A-Toe
4:00 pm 5:00 pm
Pirates Invasion
5:00 pm 5:45 pm
Kid's Pirate
Costume Contest
6:00 pm 6:45 pm
Kid's Feast with Pirates
6:00 pm 9:00 pm
Family Games
8:00 pm 8:30 pm
Kid's Decorated Bike/
wagons Parade
8:30 pm 9:00 pm
Golf carts, Scooters
Decorated Parade
7:00 pm 9:00 pin
Concert: Joe
Hutchison ....... .... ;
9:00ish (Dark-thirty)
Boat Parade PSJ
Yacht Club
9:15pm
Fireworks Display
Saturday, July 5th,
2008
10:00 am 5:00 pm
Shopping in Historic
Downtown Port St. Joe
10:00 am 2:00 pm
Salt Air Farmer's
Market
4:00 pm 6:00 pm
Fish'n Xpress Sunset
Cruise
8:00 pm 10:00 pm
Music at Dockside Cafe


So that we may spend the July 4th Holiday with our
family & friends we will be having early deadlines for all
advertising placed in The Star & The Times


Early Deadlines for: Thursday, July 10,2008


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Art Workshops at Film Premiere 8th ANNUAL MEXICO BEACH
Art Workshops a Film Premiere PHOTOGRAPHY CONTEST


sareroo uottages:
3 Friday this Summer
All supplies are provided for you to create your own
acrylic painting on 16 x 20 canvas, under the instruction
of local artist, Heather Parker. Learn painting techniques,
socialize with friends, and leave with your own work of
art.'
References are provided, or you can bring photos
you like and your own ideas- everyone's painting is an
original!
Friday, June 27, 6 to 9pm- Sailboats
Friday, July 25, 6 to 9pm-Beach Scene
Friday, Aug 22, 6 to 9pm, Garden Flower
Register in advance at Barefoot Cottages, Hwy 98,
Port St. Joe.
Workshops are $40 per person, cash or check made
payable to "Heather Parker". Light refreshments provided
by Barefoot Cottages.
Workshops are held in the Community Building on
the Greens.
To register for any workshop, contact:
Elayne Pearce, 8am to 5pm Eastern
At Barefoot Cottages,
HWY 98 between Mexico Beach and Port St. Joe
850-229-1350
email epearce(S@southernresorts.com
Questions about the workshop? Contact:
Heather Parker
Visual Artist and Instructor
Home 850-249-9295
Cell 240-625-7195
Email painterparker@yahoo.com


Movies in the Park
It's summertime and that means movies In the
park. So bring your blanket, chairs and picnic baskets
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 outl
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.


LEARN ABOUT
HURRICANES
,On Thursday, July 10,
from 7 to 9 p.m., the pub-
lic is invited to the next in
a series of free lectures on
coastal and marine life and
conservation held through-
out the year at the Florida
State University Coastal
and Marine Laboratory,
located in St. Teresa,
Fla. Refreshments will be
served. The July 10 lec-
ture -- "Hurricanes: Past,
Present and Future"
will be presented by Tim
LaRow, an associate scholar
scientist in meteorology at
FSU's Center for Oceanic-
Atmospheric Prediction
Studies (COAPS).
LaRow will discuss
hurricane activity on the
seasonal time scales. After
a brief introduction to hur-
ricanes and their anatomy,
he will make a detailed
presentation on the major
hurricanes that have made
landfall in Florida, explain
the factors affecting season-
al hurricane activity, and
address the issue of global
warming and 'possible links
to hurricane activity in the
Atlantic. Finally, LaRow will
issue various seasonal fore-
casts for the 2008 hurri-
cane season.
"HURRICANES:
PAST, PRESENT AND
FUTURE"
THURSDAY, JULY
10, 2008
7 9 P.M. (LECTURE
IS FREE / OPEN
TO THE PUBLIC;
REFRESHMENTS TO
FOLLOW)
FSU COASTAL AND
MARINE LABORATORY
AUDITORIUM
3618 HIGHWAY 98,
ST. TERESA, FL
(LOCATED AT
INTERSECTION OF
HIGHWAYS 98 &
319 IN FRANKLIN
COUNTY, BETWEEN
CARRABELLE AND
PANACEA)
For more information
on the Thursday, July 10
event or future lectures
in the series, visit the
FSU Coastal and Marine
Laboratory Web site at
http://www.marinelab.
fsu.edu/outreach.html or
contact Sharon Thoman at
(850) 697-4120 or sthom-
an (fsu.edu.


The Tupelo Theatre presents the premiere of Another
Quiet Night in Desperation, a short film written and
directed by Michael Lister featuring Jacob Jackson and
Shane 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 projects.
The premiere of Another Quiet Night in Desperation
will take place on July 19th at 7:00 p.m. at The Tupelo
Theatre. Admission is $10.00. For more information go to
www.TheTupelo.com
80s Night
Join us on July 12th at 6:00 p.m. for 80s night. Go
back in time to the era of big hair, parachute pants, and
the Brat Pack.
Dress in 80s retro attire, play 80s trivia and other 80s
games, and watch an 80s movie. Start putting your outfit
together now! Don't miss this fun night at the Tupelo.
Admission is $10.00
Florida State Parks Announce
Free Admission on July 13
To celebrate July as Recreation and Parks Month,
the Florida Department of Environmental Protection's
Division of Recreation & Parks is encouraging family-
friendly, outdoor recreation with the launch of its "Family,
Friends, Fun" campaign to reconnect children and families
with nature.
Since 1985, the National Recreation and Park
Association has designated July as Recreation and Parks
Month. To celebrate this designation, Florida is waiving
admission to all state parks on July 13.
"Recreation and Parks Month is an excellent time for
family and friends to visit a state park and experience the
Real Florida," said DEP Secretary Michael W. Sole, who
himself started his career as a marine biologist working
in one of Florida's state parks. "State parks provide a
multitude of activities that promote mental and physical
well being."
The "Family, Friends, Fun" campaign is hosting events
in state parks that appeal to individuals and families of all
ages and interests this July during Recreation and Parks
Month. On Sunday, July 1.3, entry into all 161 state parks
will be free, providing an opportunity for everyone to head
outdoors and experience Florida State Parks.
For more information about Florida State Parks and
activities scheduled for July 13 and throughout Recreation
and Parks Month, visit www.FloridaStateParks.org. For
more information on the national initiative to connect chil-
dren and nature, visit http://www.childrenandnature.org/.


April 1 to July 25th
The Mexico Beach CDC, Inc. will sponsor the 8th
Annual Mexico Beach Photography Contest. Submissions
can be sent to the CDC, April 1st through July 25th.
Photos submitted may be displayed in a number of
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 camera, 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
limited to entering 6 pictures per category; and, each
submission must be accompanied by a separate appli-
cation. 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 P.O. Box 13382 Mexico
Beach, FL 32410. Questions may be 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 displayed in the Welcome Center in an exhibit.
Judging of entered photos will take place between
July 25th and August 31st. Announcement of winners
and prize delivery will take place at the Visitor's Welcome
Center--time and date to be decided. Winners need not be
present to win. A panel of experienced judges will review
all submissions.

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. These are just a few things to keep
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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.

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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 com-
plete an on-line applica-
tion. PWI is an autho-
rized 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 appli-
cations 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 volun-
tary and the homeowner
decides whether -to send


the information to their
insurance company.
In addition to the
insurance documents,
the State of Florida will
provide homeowners with
recommendations on how
to strengthen or "harden"
their home. The State will
also provide homeowners
with a "hurricane 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.


How to Have the Spiritual Life You Want


Looking for more
meaning in your life? Want
to go beyond the shallow,
surface side of life and
experience a deeper spiri-
tuality?
Enhancing your spir-
it, nourishing your soul,
inspiring your mind can
be done in many ways.
Come discover some of the


paths.
How to Have the
Spiritual Life You Want,
a class for adults taught
by author and teacher,
Michael Lister, is an explo-
ration of life and death and
the search for meaning. It's
about taking responsibility
for your own spirituality in
order to have the spiritual


In Christ's Service


People ask me from
time to time, "Do you believe
that Jesus really performed
the miracles recorded in
the Bible?" My response is
always the same, Of course,
because I still see Jesus
doing the same kinds of
things today.
In the Gospel of John
2 1-11, we find seven mir-
acles or signs, which Jesus
performed. On one level,
they are something magical,
which Jesus did. However,
.if we leave them at that
level, Jesus is just a wizard
or a magician. It is cru-
cial that we understand the
meaning of the miracle in
order to apply the truth to
our life. In other words, the
'miracle of the story is not
.the action that Jesus does,
but the reality that Jesus
teaches with the miracle.
We find Jesus in Cana
at a wedding. At the house,
there were six water jars
of about 30 gallons in size.
These jars were for the
washing of hands and feet
as one entered* into this
Jewish home. They repre-
sented the requirements of
the religion in Jesus' day.
As people entered the home
they had to wash, not only
for practical reasons, but
for religious reasons as
well.
Religious symbols are
meaningful artifacts in
,our homes today. A family
,Bible, a picture of Jesus,
,religious books all of these
.items indicate something
.religious about the family


in that house. Sometimes
we wear religious symbols
like a cross.
External signs don't
mean much of anything.
I have come to transform
from within, the Lord says.
What God is doing through
me is as different as wine
is from water. That's the
whole point. If you look at
it that way, I see those kinds
of miracles every day in my
life Jesus changing people
from within.
I am so glad that there
is a debate in America
about faith and values. The
problem is that you can-
not force faith and values
from the outside. Nobody
ever gets changed except
from the inside out from..-
spiritual transformation.
It's NOT what one is on the
outside that makes them a
Christian.
I see Jesus turning
shame into confidence. In
the story we find a peas-
ant family from Cana. This
couple had their moment
in the sun where weddings
went on for days. Feasts
went on for days. Guests
would come. Families would
come. The greatest humilia-
tion for the family would be
to run out of food and out
of wine.
They gave this couple
robes and called them King
and Queen of the town.
Jesus shows up with six
guests, and the wine ran
out. So when Jesus turned
the water into wine he saved
them from great humilia-


life you want.
Lister said, "There
are many ways to experi-
ence transcendence, to go
beyond the bounds of the
merely physical. There is
more to life than eating
and sleeping and working,
more than just making a
living-and realizing that
makes all the difference."

tion and embarrassment
and shame.
What he was saying
that up until this time,
the religion of the day was
steeped in rules that were
designed to make you feel
bad about yourself. He was
saying without words that
"What I have come to do
is to transform that shame
into confidence. God loves
you as you are and can
make something new out of
you!" That kind of miracle
has happened to many of
us. If it hasn't happened,
God wants you to know that
he loves you just the way
you are!
I also see people being
changed from drudgery to
delight. The religion the
water pots represented was
drudgery, the same old stuff,
the same old way. They had
so many things they had
to do, rules to keep, in
order for them to appear
religious. One of the biggest
challenges of an institution
like the church is to con-
tinue to re-think why it does
what it does. When I was on
the farm we buried things
that were dead instead of
letting them lie around and
stink up the place. Why and
how do we worship? Why
and what do we teach? Why
and how do we do missions
beyond our borders?
Christianity as Jesus
teaches it is fun it's delight-
ful. Did Jesus turn water
into wine? You bet; I see him
do it all the time. Drudgery
is as different from delight
as water is from wine.
To me, the key part of
this miracle is that Jesus
turns fans into followers.


Adults and older teens
are welcome to experience
this warm, friendly, sup-
portive environment and
discover the keys to a more
resonate and meaningful
life.
Come join other spiri-
tually hungry people every
Tuesday night at 6:00 p.m.
beginning July 8th at the

The last verse says that his
disciples really believed in
him. When they saw this
miracle, they saw that he
was more than just a teach-
er.
When religion loses its
power on an everyday basis
we will always find a sub-
stitute. That's why the little
league fields and soccer
fields are full of kids during
the week and our churches
are increasingly empty
The world is full of fans
of Jesus. Jesus has never
had any problem drawing
fans. What he desperately
wants is not more fans;
he needs followers! Giving
time, talents and treasures
in service to others to God.
Did Jesus turn water
into wine; you bet! The real
question is: Is he turning
water into wine in your life?
Are you a fan sitting in
the pews watching or a
follower taking what you
know about Jesus to your
homes, to your workplaces
and to your schools?
There's one more thing
- How far will God go to
change shame into confi-
dence, drudgery into delight
and fans into followers? The
story states that there were
180 gallons of wine for that
small wedding party. It was
impossible for them to con-
sume that much wine. So,
how far will God go? As far
as it takes -
That's great! No, that's
grace!

Pastors Howard &
Amanda Riley
Highland View Church
of God
pastoriley(5mchsi.com


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Annie Hall


Annie Clyde Nichols Hall, born May 20, 1929, went
to be with her Lord and Savior on June 28, 2008. She is
survived by her husband of 56 years, Elmer T. "Rip" Hall
of Wewahitchka. She is also survived by two daughters,
Ada McLawhon (Mike) of Tellico Plains, TN and Lori Price
(Eddie) of Wewahitchka and one daughter-in-law, Sherry
Hall of Heber Springs, AR. Also surviving her are her
six grandsons (boys, boys, boys!): Andy Rutter & Jack
Spencer of Nashville, TN, Todd McLawhon of Overland
Park, KS, Stephen Price of Port St. Joe, FL, and Kaleb &
Colton Price of Wewahitchka and by three great-grandchil-
dren Blake, Gabriella, and Madison, soon to be joined by
little Andrew. She is also survived by two brothers-in-law,
Lamar Davis and Keith Hall (Ruth) and two sisters-in-law,
Geraldine Freeman (David) and Feraldine Greer (Fred) all
of Wewahitchka, as well as a host of nieces and nephews.
She was met at Heaven's Gates by her son Lyle, her sisters
Ada & Oleeta and by her brother William.
Loved ones were invited to a viewing at Westside
Baptist Church in Wewahitchka on Monday, June 30 from
6:00-8:00 pm. Funeral services were. also held there at
1:00 on Tuesday, July 1 with internment following at the
Nichols Family Cemetery adjacent to Dellwood Methodist
Church in Dellwood, FL at 4:00 pm. The services were
jointly conducted by Bro. Derrick Gerber and Bro. Nick
Davis. Active -Pall Bearers were Jarred Patterson, Pat
Patterson, Andrew Davis, John Hall, and Mike Lister.
All services were under the direction of the Comforter
Funeral Home. & Tom Semmes. Honorary Pall Bearers
were Mr. & Mrs. Charles Cleckley and the Ladies' Sunday
School class of Westside Baptist Church.
The family requests that in lieu of flowers donations
be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 225 N. Michigan
Ave., Fl. 17, Chicago, IL 60601.
All services were under the directions of Comforter
Funeral Home, Wewahitchka Branch Chapel.


Donald S. Mclntyre

Our beloved husband, father, grandfather, and great-
grandfather went to be with the Lord on June 28, 2008.
As a Merchant Marine he was able to sail the seas he so
dearly loved. He retired from Mobil Oil with 36 years of
service.
"Pops", as he was so favorably known, is survived by
his "Little Wifey" Willie McIntyre; his son Willard Mosley
and wife Becky; his daughter Nadine Mann; his grandchil-
dren, Mark Ludlum and wife Kim, his "Granddautty" Kim
McDaniel, Jeremy Mosley and Joseph Mosley; his great-
grandchildren, Beau, Hope, and Emily Ludlum and Bryan
McDaniel, his sister, Sara Lee Paul, a special nephew,
Johnny Paul and family; his caregivers, Nikkie Causey
and Suzanne Aul; and many dear friends.
The family would like to offer a special thanks to
Covenant Hospice.
The funeral services were held at Glad Tidings
Assembly of God Church at 11:00 a.m. CDT Monday,
June 30, 2008. Interment followed in the family plot in
Jehu Cemetery.
All services were under the direction of the Comforter
Funeral Home, Wewahitchka Branch Chapel.


The friendly place to worship!


First Baptist Church
MEXICO BEACH
Located at 823 N. 15th St., Mexico Beach
Corner of 1l5th & California *648-5776
SCHEDULE OF SERVICES
Worship Sundays at 10:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.
Bible Study Sundays at 9:00 a.m. (all ages)
Wednesday Prayer and Bible Study at 6:30 p.m.
Please note, all times central
Reverend Eddie LaFountain


First Baptist Church
102 THIRD STREET PORT ST. JOE

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

New Service Schedule for First Baptist Church
Sunday School & Worship Service .................. 9:00 am
Sunday School & Worship Service ................. 10:30 am
Sunday Evening Adult Bible Study ................. 6:00 pm
Wednesday Night Supper..........................5:30 pm
Wednesday Night Adult Prayer Meeting ............. 6:30 pm
Wednesday Night Children's Ministry activities ....... 6:30 pm
Wednesday Night Youth Ministry activities........... 6:30 pm
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First Presbyterian Church
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508 Sixteenth Street 227-1756
Reverend Reid Cameron
Worship Service 10:00 a.m.
S Sunday School 11:00 a.m.


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


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Sunday Bible Study 10:00 a.m. EST
Sunday Worship 11:00 a.m. EST
Wednesday Bible Study 7:30 p.m. EST
"We are about o ur Father's b u.siiness"


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


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"Touching Lives with the Love of Jesus"


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


Port St. Joe
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Hwy. 98 1


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,Family Life Church

, Wewahitchka


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

S M" United Aetoist
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111 North 22nd Street Mexico Beach, FL 32410
Sunday Worship Services:
8:30 a.m. Traditional Worship
9:45 a.m CST Bible Study
11:00 a.m. Contemporary Worship
Open Hearts. Open minds. Open doors.
The people of Mexine loe(h United Methodist (hirch
NUISEIT PaoVwIu
Rev. Ted Lovelace, Pastor Church/Office: 648-8820


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


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

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


Rev. Mac Fulcher
PASTOR
Jeff Whitty
Assistant Pastor/Music
Deborah Loyless
Director of Children Ministries


1The Christian Conscience


The physicist says that
for every action, there is an
equal and opposite reaction.
He forgets that for every in-
action, there is a result also.
In Proverbs 27:12, it says,
'"A prudent man foresees
evil and hides himself; The
simple pass on and are pun-
ished. "
And, back in Proverbs
6, beginning in verse 6, it
says, "Go to the ant, you
sluggard! Consider her ways
and be wise, which, hav-
ing no captain, overseer or
ruler, provides her supplies
in the summer, and gath-
ers her food in the harvest.
How long will you slumber,
O sluggard? When will you
rise from your sleep? A
little sleep, a little slumber, a
little folding of the hands to
sleep- so shall your poverty
come on you like a prowler,
and your need like an armed
man.
What has happened to
our ability to foresee obvi-
ous future problems? Are
we so engrossed with our
addictions to various chemi-
cals, or to entertainment,
or TV or computers, or the
latest DVD, or sitcoms, etc.


that we no longer can see?
Sometimes we pay a high
price for our actions. And,
now we are about to pay a
high price for our inaction.
The price of gasoline
has gone to $4.00 per gal-
lon, and above, with no end
to the rise in sight. We are
paying a high price for the
failure to do more explora-
tion for oil, the failure to
do more drilling for oil, the
failure to build more refin-
eries, and failure to build
more nuclear power plants,
dating as far back as the
70's and 80's. Much of this
failure has been caused by
the pedaling of unsubstanti-
ated fear, and a deliberate
attempt by some to bring
down our country, by reduc-
ing its potential sources of
energy. We have allowed
obstructionist members of
Congress and the Senate to
hinder our energy supply,-
just to cause damage to the
political party in power at
the time. Is it any wonder
that the approval rating for
Congress is now at about 18
percent?
Inaction in our personal
lives can be important as


Thank you from the Family of Lucille Fleming
The family of the late Lucille P Fleming wishes to thank
you for every act of kindness during this time of bereave-
ment. A Special thanks to Bay St. Joseph Care Center.
The Family

Card of Thanks Willis Family
The family of Firman Willis would like to thank every-
one for all the prayers, food, flowers and kindness shown
us during the loss of our loved one. A special thank you to
Brother Andrew Rutherford and family Life Church, David
and Joyce Moore, and Bob and Jan Davenport. A special
thank you to the Covenant Hospice nurses Laurie, and
Linda. May God Bless you All.
Thank you, wife Delores Willis, daughter Cindy Moore,
sons Eddie and Steve.


well. Proverbs 3:9-10 says,
"Honor the LORD with
your possessions, and with
the first-fruits of all your
increase;
So your barns will be
filled with plenty, and your
vats will overflow with new
wine."
And Malachi 3:8-9 says,
"Will a man rob God? Yet
you have robbed Me! But
you say, 'In what way have
we robbed You?- In tithes
and offerings. You are
cursed with a curse, for you
have robbed Me, etc. And,
Jesus never changed this
exhortation.
How many of you, who
claim to be Christian are
giving the first 10 percent to
your local church, or to any
charity, that is doing God's
work? Are you wondering
why you are having financial
difficulties? Maybe this has
something to do with it.


At the MBCWC, we don't
pass an offering plate. We
assume that true Christians
will gladly place a portion of
their tithe in the vase in the
rear. of the Church, not to
get eternal life, but to have
a life worth living here on
earth.
At the Mexico Beach
Christian Worship Center,
our services begin, with a
time of greeting and fellow-
ship, at 9:30 Sunday a.m.
central time. Worship begins
at 9:45 a.m. 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


Music Workshops
A two week summer Music Workshop will be co-spon-
sored by the Church of God In Christ and the North Port St.
Joe Community Youth Initiative starting July 21 and ending
with a recording concert on Aug. 2 under the direction of
Elder David Wood Jr. The first week will be for adults and
parents and the second week will be held for children in
2nd through 12th grades. The concert will feature adults,
parents, and children from the Port St. Joe Community.
The workshop sessions will be held at the Church of God
In Christ located on Avenue D and will start promptly at
7 p.m. nightly. Further information contact Mrs. Minnie
Likely at 229-8155 or Elder Wood, Pastor at 229-9490

Revival at Philadelphia Primitive

Baptist Church
Philadelphia Primitive Baptist Church will have a reviv-
al beginning July 14. The Elder Joe Andrews of Monticello,
FL will be the evangelist for the week. Services will open
at 7:30 p.m. will local choirs providing the song services.
Pastor Jessie Hawkins and his congregation at Philadelphia
Primitive cordially invite everyone to come out for this time
of spiritual revitalization. The church is located at 261
Avenue D.


Jnpiration oint First Communion

"All the little girls get dressed up in new white dresses," Mike said. With a few laughs, he also described the
seven-year old boys in exuberance-restraining suit coats and neck ties.
I had asked Mike, "What does first communion mean to you?" Over the weekend he had attended his grand-
daughter's first communion ceremony. I was actually probing for a more meaningful answer. So I refocused my
question: "What's the spiritual significance?"
Recently I had been replaying the memories of my first communion. At the initiation of communion, also called
the Lord's Supper, Jesus said: "Do this in remembrance of me." At age forty-one, I solemnly, with deep gratitude
in my heart remembered that Jesus died on a cross for my innumerable sins.
Sacred music quietly played, my thinking had flowed to the heavenly importance of this moment as I stood in
line. My wife touched my shoulder, startling my brain to take the journey back to earth. She asked me to look her
in her eyes.
We held hands as we faced each other. Softly she spoke, "I forgive you for everything you've done to me."
I became undone.
Fifteen years as an ungodly husband, the massive trash pile of sinful transgressions towards her was shame-
ful.
Are there many life-challenges more arduous than forgiving people of the wounds they inflict?
Communion--Jesus said: "This is My blood . which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins."
Do you really want to understand communion, the forgiveness of Jesus in a tangible way? Stack on the scales
the sins Jesus has forgiven you; weigh those against the sins of another who you refuse to forgive.
Thump. My scale just bottomed out. I know I must forgive others, if I want to experience true
in-remembrance communion with Jesus.
Rick Leland


Jesus is Lord and He is waiting


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382 Ling Street Highland View
Port St. Joe, Florida 32456
(850)227-1306
Sunday School 9:45 a
Morning Worship 11:00
evening service


Mike Westbrook,
Pastor


Evening Service
Discipleship Training
Wednesday Prayer


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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


Worship with us at '
Long Avenue Baptist Church
Where Faith, Family &Friendship are found
Bible Study Sunday: 9:15am
Worship: 10:30am and 7:00pm
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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Come Grow With Us!


Sunday School 9:45
Sunday Worship Service 10:45
Wednesday Cafe 5 pm 613 Madison St.
Wednesday 6:15 Port St. Joe, FL 32456
Adult Bible Study 850-227-1837
Children & Youth Ministries www.oakgrove-church.org



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

Morning Prayer & Holy Communuion
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
i"An Unchanging Faith In A Changing World "

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ST. JAMES'

EPISCOPAL CHURCH

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


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Publish: July 3, & 10, 2008


PUBLIC NOTICE

A Public Hearing will be held at the Planning and Development Review Board (PDRB) meeting on Tuesday,
July 15, 2008 at 8:45 a.m. EST, and at the Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) meeting on Tuesday,
July 22, 2008 at 6:00 p.m. EST. Both public hearings will be held in the BOCC Meeting Room at the Robert
M. Moore Administration Building, 1000 Cecil G. Costin Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida. The public hearings
will be to discuss and act on the following:

1. May 20, 2008 and June 19, 2008 Minutes
2. Preliminary Subdivision Plat Approval Wetappo River Camps Subdivision The Wetappo Group, LLC
Parcel ID #03361 -OOOR and #03360-000R 16.694 Acres in Section 23, Township 5 South, Range
11 West, Gulf County, Florida A 10 Unit Subdivision Subject to all Federal, State and Local Develop-
ment Regulation stated and unstated. (Overstreet)
3. Final Subdivision.Plat Seaside Farms Phase I Waterfront Group, LLC Parcel ID #01095-001 R
1,819.99 Acres in Sections 23, 26, 27, 34 Township 6 South, Range 9 West, Gulf County, Florida
A 67 Unit Subdivision Subject to all Federal, State and Local Development Regulation state and
unstated. (Howard's Creek)
4. Preliminary Minor Subdivision Plat Approval Bayside Subdivision Parcel ID #06268-720R 3.68
Acres in Section 7, Township 9 South, Range 11 West, Gulf County, Florida -A 3 Unit Subdivision Sub-
ject to all Federal, State and Local Development Regulation stated and unstated. (Cape San Bias)
5. Small Scale Map Amendment Frank and Donna Seifert Parcel ID #03501-105R in Section 6,
Township 6 South, Range 11 West, Gulf County, Florida changing Residential to Mixed Commercial/
Residential. (Overstreet)
6. Public Hearing Small Scale Map Amendment James C. Dietz, Jr. Parcel ID #00732-001 R 3
Acres in Section 18, Township 5 South, Range 9 West, Gulf County, Florida Changing 3 Acres from
Agricultural to Residential. (Honeyville)
7. Public Hearing Small Scale Map Amendment Frederick and Rose Buskens Parcel ID # 03436-00OR
.50 Acres in Section 33, Township 5 South, Range 11 West, Gulf County, Florida Changing .50
Acres from Residential to Mixed Commercial/Residential. (Overstreet)
8. Public Hearing Small Scale Map Amendment William B. Cathey Parcel ID # 03488-002R +/-2
Acres in Section 6, Township 6 South, Range 11 West, Gulf County, Florida Changing +/-2 Acres
from Residential to Mixed Commercial/Residential. (Overstreet)
9. Public Hearing Small Scale Map Amendment Kenneth Cady Parcel ID #01360-OOR 6.5 Acres
in Section 35, Township 3 South, Range 10 West, Gulf County, Florida Changing 6.5 Acres from
Agricultural to Mixed Commercial/Residential. (Highway 71, Wewahitchka)
10. Public Hearing Small Scale Map Amendment David Lau A portion of Parcel ID #01692-000R -
10 Acres in Section 14, Township 4 South,,Range 10 West, Gulf County, Florida Changing 10 Acres
from Agricultural to Residential. (Racetrack Road, Wewahitchka)
11. Public Hearing Small Scale Map Amendment Ralph Rish Parcel ID #02975-000R 10 Acres in
Section 17, Township 7 South, Range 10 West, Gulf County, Florida Changing 10 Acres from Agri-
cultural to Mixed Commercial/Residential. Located near the Gulf County Canal.
12. Small Scale Map Amendment Larry and Treasure Waites Parcel ID #1519-335R 1.19 Acres in
Section 10, Township 4 South, Range 10 West, Gulf County, Florida changing Residential to Mixed
Commercial/Residential for home base business. (Stone Mill Creek)
13. Public Hearing Small Scale Map Amendment Chris King and Charles Peacock Parcel ID
#02607-OOOR 1.30 Acres in Section 32, Township 7 South, Range 10 West, Gulf County, Florida.
(Corner of SR 71 and CR 386)
14. Public Hearing Large Scale Land Use Change Jerald D. Gaskin Parcel ID #01570-OOR &
#01553-OOR 143.54 Acres in Section 11, Township 4 South, Range 10 West, Gulf County, FL -
Changing Agricultural to Residential Low Density. (Wewahitchka).
15. Public Hearing Large Scale Land Use Change St. John's Village of Gulf County, Inc St. John's Vil-
lage Parcel ID #01368-800R & #01369-000R 107.52 Acres in Section 35 & 36, Township 3 South,
Range 10 West, Gulf County, FL Changing Agricultural to Residential Low Density. (Wewahitchka).
16. Public Hearing- Large Scale Map Amendment-J.D. James Pqrcel ID #03323-155Rand #03323-160R
80.88 Acres in Section 8, Township 5 South, Range 10 West, Gulf County, Florida Changing 80.88
acres from Agricultural to Mixed Commercial/Residential. (Overstreet).
17. Non Residential Development Sutton RV Park Robert A. Sutton Parcel ID # 01555-001 R and
#01555-OOR 39 lots in Section 11, Township 4 South, Range 10 West, Gulf County, Florida. (We-
wahitchka)
18. Reopen Small Scale Land Use for Moses Medina Parcel ID #01041-060R- Agricultural to Residential
(Dalkeith).
19. 5 Acre Farms Land Use Clarification
20. Public at Large
21. Staff

The public is encouraged to attend and be heard on these matters. Information prior to the meeting can
be viewed at the Planning and Building Department at 1000 Cecil G. Costin Sr. Blvd., Room 312.


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based.
Any person who wishes to attend and requires
assistance may call the City Clerk's Office at (850)
229-8261 ext. 114.

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

By: Mayor-Commissioner
Attest: City Clerk


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SBA Introduces Two New

Online Finance Courses for

Small Business Owners
The U.S. Small Business Administration has intro-
duced two new free online finance courses to help small
business owners with the basic principles of finance and
borrowing.
The new self-paced courses, Finance Primer: Guide to
SBA's Loan Guaranty Programs at http://appl.sba.gov/sbtn/.
registration/index.cfm?CourseId=29 and How to Prepare a
Loan Package athttp://appl.sba.gov/sbtn/registration/index..
cfm?CourseId=28, walk business owners through steps'
that answer questions about what debt financing is, what
loan programs are available, what small businesses should
know about borrowing money, how to prepare a loan pack-
age and how loan requests are reviewed by lenders.
"It is important for the SBA to provide information
tools to help our nation's entrepreneurs who desire the per-
sonal freedom and economic independence that can come
with business ownership," said SBA Acting Administrator
Jovita Carranza.
The Finance Primer gives an overview of the SBA's loan
guaranty programs to help small businesses understand
the variety of financial resources, including those from the
SBA.
The finance courses can help entrepreneurs avoid
some of the common mistakes made such as securing
the wrong type of financing, miscalculating the amount of
financing required, and underestimating the cost of bor-
rowing money.
The Loan Package course includes small business links
to related information, and refers course participants for.
direct support in preparing a loan request to appropriate
resources that include SBAs district offices, SBA resource
partners and lenders.
Course participants who complete the 30-minute online'
training programs can earn a certificate of completion from-
the SBA, with their name, date and course title.
The new finance courses have been added to a menu
of more than 26 online tutorials offered by the SBA. On a
typical day, 800 to 2,000 customers register r free online
courses offered by the SBA through its virtual training cam-
pus at the Small Business Training Network (SBTN) (www.
sba.gov/trainlng).

Tyndall Federal Credit Union Presents
"Investment Fundamentals: Five Myths
and Truths of Investing" Seminar
Tyndall .Federal Credit Union is presenting an
"Investment Fundamentals: Five Myths and Truths of
Investing" seminar. This seminar is free and open to the
public. It will be held at: Tyndall Federal Credit Union's
Operations Center Atrium Meeting Room, 3109 Minnesota
Avenue (behind Haney Technical Center), Panama City,
Thursday, July 17, 2008
6 to 7 p.m. (Central Time)
Tyndall Federal has partnered with MEMBERS Financial
Services to provide this free seminar. Christopher D. Brown
from MEMBERS Financial Services will present valuable
information and answer questions on this important topic.
Discussion will include: historical performance of stocks
and bonds, inflation, starting now pays later, diversifica--
tion, and keeping expectations in check.
For more information and to register, contact Susie
Price at 747-4476, toll-free at 888-896-3255, extension
8476, or by e-mail at events@tyndall.org. You may also
register online at tyndall.org.


NOTICE OF TRANSMITTAL

OF COMPREHENSIVE PLAN

TEXT AMENDMENT

The City of Port St. Joe City Commission
Proposes to transmit to the Florida Department of
Community Affairs the following:

AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF PORT ST. JOE,
FLORIDA, RELATING TO ANDAMENDINGTHE CITY
OF PORT ST. JOE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN FUTURE
LAND USE ELEMENT POLICY 1.3.5 REGARDING
THE WINDMARK BEACH DRI, PURSUANT TO
AUTHORITY UNDER STATE STATUTES SECTION
163.3187; AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE
DATE.

The public workshop by the. local planning agency
for the reading and transmittal of the proposed
Ordinance will be held on Tuesday, July 15,
2008 at 6:00 RM., Eastern Time at the Municipal
Building, 305 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd, Port St. Joe,
Florida 32456. The public hearing by the City
Commission for the reading and transmittal of
the proposed Ordinance will be held on Tuesday,
July 15, 2008 at 6:05 RM., Eastern Time at the
Municipal Building, 305 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd,
Port St. Joe, Florida 32456. Copies of the proposed
Ordinance are available for public inspection at
City of Port St. Joe City Hall located at 305 Cecil G.
Costin, Sr. Blvd, Port St. Joe, Florida 32456.

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

Interested persons may attend and be heard at the
public hearing or provide comments in writing to
the City Commissioners of the City of Port St. Joe
at City of Port St. Joe City Hall 305 Cecil G. Costin,
Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida 32456. Transactions
of the public hearing will not be recorded. Persons
wishing to appeal any decision made during the
hearing will need a record of the proceeding and
should ensure that a verbatim record is made,
including the testimony on which the appeal is


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Gulf Of Mexico Ocean Literacy Project Demonstrates

Importance Of Hands-On Learning Through Test Score Results

-Students from Florida, Texas and Louisiana receive 'LIFE' lesson through
Gulf of Mexico Ocean Literacy Project-


Members of the
Florida Department
of Environmental
Protection's (DEP) Office of
Environmental Education
(OEE) along with educa-
tion providers from Texas
and Louisiana assembled
recently to review the
results of a year-long pilot
study designed to increase
student achievement in
science through hands-
on learning. The Gulf of
Mexico Ocean Literacy
Project measures success
through increased student
test scores while enhanc-
ing teachers' professional
development and promot-
ing stewardship of coastal
lands and waters.
"Very few topics cap-
ture the attention and
imagination of students
like the environment and
the wildlife it supports,"
said OEE Director Greg
Ira. "We can harness
and direct that interest
toward science education
and achieve two goals at
the same time -- increas-
ing student achievement
in science and building
a sense of environmen-
tal stewardship to help
today's students prepare
for tomorrow's economic,
social and environmental
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COMMISSION MEETING

FOR APPROVAL OF ORDINANCE

The City of Port St. Joe City Commission proposes to hold a public
hearing to consider adoption of an Ordinance relating to and
amending the Comprehensive Plan and Future Land Use Map.
The title of proposed Ordinance is as follows:

AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA,
AMENDING ITS COMPREHENSIVE PLAN AND FUTURE
LAND USE MAP; AMENDING THE COASTAL ELEMENT
THEREOF BY ADOPTING THE GOALS, OBJECTIVES AND
POLICIES OF THE PORT ST. JOE PORT MASTER PLAN;
ADOPTING AMENDMENTS TO THE FUTURE LAND USE
MAP; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY AND PROVIDING
FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE

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held on Tuesday, July 15, 2008, at 6:00 p.m., at the City of
Port St. Joe City Hall located at 305 Cecil G. Costin Sr., Blvd.,
Port St. Joe, Florida. A first reading of the Ordinance occurred
on February 5, 2008. Copies of the Ordinance are available for
public inspection at City of Port St. Joe City Hall, located at 305
Cecil G. Costin Sr., Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida.
The hearing may be continued from time to time as may be
necessary.
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BID #:0708-25
NOTICE TO BIDDERS
Notice is hereby given that
the Board of County Com-
missioners of Gulf County,
FL, will accept sealed bids
until Friday, July 18, 2008
at 4:00 p.m. E.T., for De-
bris Removal (Standby
Contract). Copies of bid
provisions, bid forms, and
specifications may be ob-
tained from the Gulf
County Clerk of Court,
1000 Cecil Costin Blvd.
Port St. Joe, FL 32456;
850-229-6112.
Bids will be opened on
July 21, 2008 at 10:00
a.m., E.T, in the Clerk of
Courts offices at 1000
Cecil G. Costin Sr., Blvd,
Room 148. All bids must
be in sealed envelopes re-
flecting on the outside
thereof the bidder's name
and "Sealed Bid on De-
bris Removal (Standby
Contract)". The Board of
County Commissioners
will consider all bids, prop-
erly submitted, at its regu-
larly scheduled Board of
County Commissioners
Meeting on July 22, 2008
at 9:00 a.m., E.T. at 1000
Cecil Costin Blvd. Port St.
Joe, FL 32456.
There will be a Pre-Bid
Conference, on July 10th,


2008 at 10:00 a.m., E.T, in
the BOCC Meeting Room
of the Robert M. Moore
Administration Building, at
the Gulf County Court-
house Complex, in Port St.
Joe, Florida.
There is no obligation on
the part of the County to
award the bid to the lowest
bidder, and the County re-
serves the right to award
the bid to the bidder sub-
mitting a responsive bid
with a resulting negotiated
agreement which is most
advantageous and in the
best interest of Gulf
County, and to waive any
irregularity or technicality
in bids received. Gulf
County shall be the sole
judge of the bid and the
resulting negotiating
agreement that is in its
best interest and its deci-
sion shall be final.
Any bidder failing to mark
outside of envelope as set
forth herein may not be en-
titled to have their bid con-
sidered.
All bids should be ad-
dressed as follows:

Clerk of Circuit Court
Attn: Rebecca Norris
Gulf County Courthouse
1000 Cecil Costin Blvd.
Port St. Joe, FL 32456
Board of County Commis-
s i o n e r s
Gulf County
Billy E. Traylor
Chairman
Ad# 2008-65
Publish July 3 & 10, 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,


THE,, TTAR


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 14TH
Judicial Circuit in and for
GULF County, Florida,
wherein, RBC CENTURY
BANK, Plaintiff and KIRK
UNEBERGER, 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
FOR THE POINT OF BE-
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


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-
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 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


in


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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 CENTERLINE 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


1100
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 STATE
OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR
GULF COUNTY
Case No. 08-91 CA

BAYSIDE SAVINGS BANK
Plaintiff
v
ARTHUR R PIERCE
Defendant.

NOTICE OF SALE
Notice is hereby given that
pursuant to a Final
Judgment of Foreclosure
dated June 23, 2008, and
entered in Civil Case No.
08-91-CA of the Circuit
Court of the Fourteenth
Judicial Circuit in and for
Gulf County, Florida
wherein BAYSIDE
SAVINGS BANK is the
Plaintiff and ARTHUR R.
PIERCE is the Defendant, I
will sell to the highest
bidder for cash at the front
door of the Gulf County
Courthouse, 1000 Cecil.G.
Costin Sr. Blvd., Port St.
Joe, Florida, at 11:00 a.m.,
EST, on the 17th day of
July, 2008, the following
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situated in Gulf County,
Florida and set forth in the
Order or Final Judgment,
to-wit:
Lot 4, in Block A, of
RESERVATIONS,
according to the Plat
thereof, as recorded in Plat
Book 4, at Page 36, of the
Public' Records of Gulf
County, Florida.
In accordance with the
Americans with Disabilities
Act, persons needing a
special accommodation to
participate in this
proceeding should contact
the Court Administrator's
Office no later than seven
(7) days prior to the
proceeding at 300 East
Fourth Street, Panama
City, Florida 32401;
Telephone: (850)763-9061,
ext. 327; 1-800-955-8771
(TDD) or 1-800-955-8770
(V), via Florida Relay
Service.
Any person claiming an
interest in the surplus from
the sale, if any, other than
the property owner as of
the date of the lis pendens
must file a claim within 60
days after the sale.
Witness my hand and the
official seal of this
Honorable Court, on this
23rd day of June, 2008.

BECKY L. NORRIS
Clerk of Circuit Court

/s/Jasmine Hysmith
Deputy Clerk

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;


1100
THENCE SOUTH 22 DE-
GREES 41 MINUTES 05
SECONDS WEST, A DIS-
TANCE OF 246.83 FEET;
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
F.S.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


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE FOURTEENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND
FOR GULF COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO. 07-346 CA
IN RE: FORFEITURE OF
$1,721.00 US CURRENCY
and
1989 JAGUAR
VIN# SAJHY1548KC5838

NOTICE OF FORFEITURE
PROCEEDINGS
TO ALL PERSONS OR EN-
TITIES HAVING OR
CLAIMING TO HAVE ANY
RIGHT, TITLE OR INTER-
EST IN THE ABOVE DE-
SCRIBED PROPERTY
which was seized on Au-
gust 12, 2007 at Stone Mill
Creek Road, Gulf County,
Florida by the Gulf County
Sheriff's Office, who pres-
ently has custody of it.
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that
an action for forfeiture has
been filed against the
above described property
and you are required to
serve a copy of your writ-
ten defenses, if any, to it
on Alton Paulk, Attorney
for the Gulf County
Sheriff's Office, whose ad-
dress is RO. Box 1717,
Lynn Haven, Florida,
32444 on or before August
1, 2008, and file the origi-
nal with the Clerk of this
Court either before service
on attorney for the Gulf
County Sheriff's Office or
immediately thereafter;
otherwise a default will be
entered against you for the
relief demanded in the
complaint.

REBECCA NORRIS
Clerk of the Court
1000 Cecil Costin Blvd
Port St. Joe, Florida 32456
/s/Tonya Cox
Deputy Clerk
Publish July 3 & 10, 2008


1100 .
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT,
FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT OF
THE STATE OF FLORIDA,
IN AND FOR GULF
COUNTY
Case No. 08-31 PR
In Probate
IN RE: The Estate of
WILLIAM J. RISH, de-
ceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
TO ALL PERSONS HAV-
ING CLAIMS OR DE-
MANDS AGAINST THE
ABOVE ESTATE:
The administration
of the estate of William J.
Rish, deceased, File Num-
ber 08-31 PR is pending
in the Circuit Court for Gulf
County, Florida, Probate
Division, the address of
which is Gulf County
Courthouse, 1000 Cecil G.
Costin Sr. Blvd., Port St.
Joe, Florida 32456. The
names and addresses 6f
the personal representa-
tive and that personal
representative's attorney
are set forth below.

ALL INTERESTED PER-
SONS ARE NOTIFIED
THAT:
All creditors of the
decedent and other per-
sons having claims or de-
mands 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 per-
sons having claims or de-
mands 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
DEMANDS NOT SO FILED
WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED.
The date of the first
publication of this Notice Is
July 3, 2008.
s/Thomas S. Gibson

s/Carol T. Rish
THOMAS S. GIBSON
RISH, GIBSON, SCHOLZ
& GROOM, PA.
116 Sailors Cove Drive
R 0. Box 39
Port St. Joe, FL 32457 .
850 229-8211
FL Bar No. 0350583
ATTORNEY FOR PETI-
TIONER

CAROL T. RISH
Personal Representative'
R O. Box 39
Port St. Joe, FL 32457 -
Publish July 3 & 10, 2008

Invitation to Bid

Capital Area Community
Action Agency is seeking
bids from state licensed
and insured Plumbing,
Electrical, Insulation and
Heating/AC contractors for
installation of weather-
ization measures, i.e. air
infiltration reduction, insu-
lation installation, and
repair/replacement of
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owned businesses encour- Point of Contact will be Bldg Const/Skilled Trades Other Earn up to $500 weekly 3 br apart. in Lanark Vil- House For Rent 3BR/2BA fr al
aged to apply. Contracts The City of Port St. Joe re- Stephen Price, E.I., assembling our angel pins large. Covered porch, small for $800 -110 Royal us or
are subject to the serves the right to reject Preble-Rish, Inc. Consult- Experienced Part Time in the comfort of your own yard, HUD accept avail Street. Call 410 5th St. Mexico Beach,
Davis-Bacon Act. any and all bids. All Bids ing Engineers at (850) home. No experience re- $575mo +300 dep. Call 850-340-1830. FL, 4 BLOCKS TO BEACH,
shall remain firm for a pe- 227-7200 or Fax 227-7215. Framers Merchandiser quired. Call 813-944-3351 509-2460. 2 LOTS 110 x 121.46 x
Bid documentation availa- riod of sixty days after the Needed WITH TOOLS. Needed to service reading or visit www.angelpin.net House For Rent in Port St. 116.28 x 148.84 Beautiful
bJe from Debra Mabry, opening. Publish July 3, 2008 Call (850) 653-7399. and sunglasses in Port St. Joe, 3 br, 2 ba, CH&A, din- Beach House, 1935 sq.ft.
'Capital Area Community -- Joe & Apalachicola. 2/2 Postal Office Now Hiring ing room & Ig family room, heated and cooled. House
'Action Agency, 309 Office All bidders shall comply NOTICE OF SALE hrs week. Home computer Avg. Pay $20 per hr. or 0 laundry room & nice yard. is 4 yrs. old. Four bed-
Plaza Drive, Tallahassee, with all applicable State & auto required. Please $57K/yr. Including Fed. 6130 No pets, $650 mo., $450 room, 2 baths. Screen
FL 32301, 850-222-2043 or and local laws concerning NOTICE IS HEREBY & auto required. Please $ 50K/yr45Including.Fed.
Lne32301,8 3 at n local lws con rn GIVEN THAT AM EREICA'SBY call Wendy Andrews @ Benefits and OT. Placed Apalachicola Condo. dep. Call 227-6216. Room. The house and rec-
.dlaine at licensing registration and MINI STORAGE AND OF- Bldg/Const/Skilled Trade 1-800-283-3090 Ext 2378 by adSource not Aff. w/ Completely redone with reaction room along with all
wvw.cacaainc.org Dead- regulation of contractors MINI STORAGE AND OF- g ________USPS who hires, new tile, new paint & new New 3 br 2 ba cottage bedroomshave been ce-
lihe for submitting bids: doing business to the FICE, INC., INTENDS TO Oth866-483-5658 carpet. 2 br, 2 ba, shows style home, in new quiet ram ictiled. Walk-in close
ly18, 2008 at 5:00 p.m. State of Florida. DISPOSE OF OR OFFER HVAC Installors starantr great. $900 mo, ref's neighborhood in ets, some furniture will
FOR SALE THE PER- Store, Restaurant & pay- checked. Call Quint at cul-da-sac. Near new hos- stay, completely tiled
July 3, 2008 Publish July 3, 2008 SONAL PROPERTY DE- & Helpers Penelope's Pet Stop ment center on 2.7 acres, 865-693-3232. pital, rent is $1200mo call throughout, heat pump
SCRIBED BELOW TO EN- Needed Seeking exceptional team 2 story Building 100x100. 850-340-1334. has been salt spray
FORCE ALIEN IMPOSED Call 850-229400 member. This energetic, Comer location, North Val dipped so no corrsionwi
FORCE A EN IMPOSED Call 850-229-9400 enthusiastic, non smoking Verde and Rooseveltcorron will
NOTICE OF APPLICA- NOTICE OF APPLICA- ON SAID PROPERTY UN- MERSONCOOLING enthusiastic, non smoking Verde and Roosevelt occur, attic space. Recrea-
TICON FORTAX DEED TIaON FOR TAX DEED DER THE SELF STORAGE S TING person has both animal Road, between Donna and 1' tion room 16 x 24 with cy-
N FR TX D FACIUTY ACT STATUTES and customer service ex- Alamo, Texas. 107 & US 61 press wood on the ceiling
NOTICE IS HEREBY NOTICE IS HEREBY SECTION 83.801-83.89. perience. Ability to organ- Bus. 83. $385K. St. Joe Beach near TAFB, and walls, tiled. Outside
GIVEN that MTAG for Col- GIVEN that MTAG for Am- AMERICA'S MINI STOR- ize andmulti-taska MUST. (956)975-0097. 2 br TH, verynice, allappl, shower and deep well. 12
orado Asset Mgmt the herst Asset Mgmt. the AGE AND OFFICE, IN., Computer and excellent $650/mo +dep. Pelican x 20 Boat shed and 12 x
holder ofthefollowing Tax holder of the following Tax WILL DISPOSE OF SAID phone skills required. A 3 br 2 ba brick house in Walk RE 850-647-2473 20 Storage coveriingunit.
Certificate, has filed said ertifcate has field sad PROPERTY NO LTER HospalitTourism great and caring work exico Beach close to Concrete walkways, awn-
ertifiat fr a tax deed t crtificate for a taxdeed to THAN THE DATE OF JULY ethic needed to provide wat W included i over doo
e issued thereon. The be issued thereon. The 18th 2008. PROPERTY IS Executive top quality pet care to $800/mo. Ca527-2561 railing o walk s
certificate number and certificate number and LOCATED AT 141 COM- Housekeeper large and small dogs, cats,e aroun huse eadf
year of issuance, the de- year of issuance, the de- MERGE DRIVE, PORT ST. and birds. Send resume 1 I 6170 __hearosumdhuseReadyfoyr
scription of the prope scription of the property, JOE, FL GULF COUNTY. Mainstay Suites in Port St. and salary requirements 2 br/1 ba Mobile Home, 1/2 and quests, will sleep
th hh t and the names in which it Joe is now accepting ap- to: PPS O. Box 812 block from the bay, near man 325,000.00 MUST
was assessed are as fo- was assessed are as fol- Chris Craig Parstpoint, FL32328. BUINS i 3 br, ba 1307 Long Ave. th3 ol s, $ mo.+ SA CEFR HE
lows: lows:' Lane, Apalachicola, FL Housekeeper. Candidate NS&F NA..- --.Hr, carL AI $350/dep. Pets okay with REASONS can emal pc-
32320. Storage Unit# B4 must maintain flexible 5100- Business PSJ, HW frs gar, Icgma pet dep. 261 loe St. Oak turesemail us at:
Certificate No.: 429 Certificate No.: 421 Household appliances, schedule, dependability is Opportunities sto bdg, fncdyd, mma- pet 261 ola St. Oak
icat No: Application No.: 2008-9 fishing and sporting equip- a must. If you have an eye5110 Money to Lend culatel $750mo. w/1 yr Ise 2Grove27-5227-3463/mlspe41@bllsouth.net
ao N 200 Year of Issuance: 2006 ment. for detail and a passion for +1 mo dep. 770-337- 0432 Mry and Tom Price 334
Year of Issuance: 2006 R.E No.: s 04915-OR service, We Want youl Security/Protective Srvcs orjm71@bellsouth.net 268-0601/ 334 807-0134
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UNIT 1 LOT 1 & 2 ORB 55FTOFLOT4&S40FT PortSt. Joe, FL benefits, now hiring, FT of Vending Route Washer-Dryer, $500 mo
29791 OC F0 FL 3 ORB 36/300 F Web.D#33980346 ficers. Class D Security lic Snack/Soda great equip- 216 7th St. Port St. Joe. 4 $500 dep 274 Sunshine
FRMESOMION M 50A BLERM 5A Found Thrus, June 19th 3398034 a +, but will train meant and locations, $12k br 2 be, large LR & Far Road(850)648-4110
M$8.75-$9.50/hr Contact NW + many options, must kitchen, enclosed porch, or (850)-227-8595 plantation
7 39 pet bird on Cape Sand Logistics/Transportation ecuri M a- sell, 877-843-8726 local 3-car car port, enclosed _o Air Park Lots For
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ally Ann Gomillion Name in wch assessed: 850-229-9353. Driver Trainees 850-522-5934 or e-mail: B02002-037 s s B & prkLot b C Twoadjac ne lots on
beingocsSymourroperEScott SeymourNE D www.nwsecurnty.us yesize 50x185. $785/mo w/1 I Two adjacent pine lots on
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sin Gulf County, State of in Gu Co &1mCall-850-229-6495 Port St. Joe. Lots 5 & 6
Florida. Unless such cer- Florida. Unless such car- No CDL? No Probleml across the street from run-
otinicat shall be redeemed No to N "j3 3', 2008 Marvin Avenue. Large RV Spot on Beacon way. About 110'x110'.
according to law, the tacco rig to law, the Earn upto $900/wk. Home 4130 Charming Newer Home in Hill, $200 includes water & Call Jeff 813-770-9372
ppert ificate ibed in suold to rty described in such weekends with TMC. Com- a great neighborhood, 3 br power pole. You pay elec-_
certihiate will bie sod certificate will be sold to pany endorsed CDL Train- POSTAL & GOVT JOB 2 ba, CH&A, all appliances trick. (850) 340-0282.
fonth gt obider in the h highest bidder in the ing 1-866-280-5309 INFO FOR SALE? I I W&D, 2 car garage, lawn Need to sell
front Lobby of the Gulf ront Lobb ofthe Gulf& A ALS maint/pest control incl'd, 1 Call Kevin Welch Pelican
County Courthouse, 1000 County Courthouse, 1000 Medical/Clerical. R year lease, No smokers/ Walk Real Estate
2110 P0 v caut Buslness/ No pets, $900 mo.+ dep. 850-647-2473
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of July, 2008. L W t 1 d 2130 Farm Animals/ in Apalachicola. FL is cur- a ae 610 TmBeach e Rentals 2bw, n/Walk Real Estate
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Jun .June, 2008. Wanted positions you, see a job 6150 Roommate Wanted shaded by big oak trees. REAL ESTATE RSA
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SThna Driv, Port St. Joe, Largel Pelican Walk Real 4 br, 2.5 ba 3,488 sf, Sits 8120 Spors Utility Vehicles
The City of Port St. Joe will receive sealed bids from Estate. on two lots, Landscaping 8130 Trucks
receive sealed bids from any qualified person, com- INTERVIEW NOWI 850-647-2473 w/sprinkler2cargar (900 8140-Vans
oany qualifte person, coi- pany or corporation 32 inter- ME iMA ISE M edical/Health FOR RENT 850-647-2473 850-647-243 bse, towg rc kage
project will be 180 days 227-7200. The bid mus ng e Management170K miles $1200, Crciall Bill
pany or corporation inter- ested in constructing the aves, 6 chairs, $500 Aide Assistant Monst er Match ra (850)647-3347
esto Proedin preseoviding under- following projects: 31-Home For Rent 1110 tertops,108 Sundial Ct St. 8170 Auto Parts
ground utility construction p3110-Appliances Wanted aide to provide assigns a professional 850 sq. ft. warehouse Garrison Ave ., 1765f of Joe Beach call for appt. & Accessories
ruid e s for ctin3120 Arts & Crafts assistance to elderly PSJ to hand-match each w/office in Port St. Joe. living area, corner lot, 3 br, $575,000 (850)-227-6204 6210 Boats
failure to complete the The completion dateINDIAN PASS FORCE- 3130 Auctions couple. Salary and single job seeker with each $400/mo including tax. 2 be.1Capeted living 8220 Persona Waterra
























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LIFT STATION tension of a pressure Equipment and prefereferences. Need to be This is a FREE Serviceplaeinlivintorooom. New green house two car orts Pl 8310Air Excellerat/Avia C tion
sewer forcamain to serve 3170 Collectibles able to lift 140 lb man from CH&A, Kitchen- electric lot located on two streets, 8320 A1V/GOf Road Vehicles
S Bids will be received unti3180- Computers bd to wheelchair. Call Monster Match is your range, refrigerator & d10 inf ocvisit WWW.5l 00t8330(- Campers & Trolers
The Wind iark Master Lift the Indian Pass area. The 3190- Electronics 904-247-4983 or free, one-stop job- NEW OFFICE washer. Washer & dryer in- fed, 75 x 2o 00 lot boat 8340- Motorhomes
Station Project is an ap- project begins at the inter- 3200 Firewood deans.smith(acomcast.net search resource. With SPACE FOR cluded. By appt only call shed, gazebo, fish ecean-
proximately fifteen foot section of SR. 30 and SR. 3210- Free Pass t On Web Id 33996246 227-1286 or 227-6855 ng area w/ water, excel-
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(3) twelve foot (12') diame- S.R. 30. 3240- Guns Dr. Robert King job seeker profile to Beautiful FOR NT Broker Associate, Counts 8110
ter wet wells, two (2) 110 3250 Good Things to Eat e td o c 0. r Real Estate Group,
hp pumps, site work, and The project consists of 3260 Health & Fitness De ntistemployerss in00job 800frontq. office 625-5778U V
posed in the construction m St.ely 6,250 LF of 2 rese pres- Equipment 325 Long Ave you a job that matches on desirable 356R/3 A or Need to sell
drawings. sure sewer forcemain ax- 3290 Medical Equipment your skills experience Reid Ave. Call Kevin Welch Pelican Toyota Land Cruiser 92'
tension and all PVC pipe, 3300 Miscellaneous 2BR/2BA Waak Real EstateLstedatblowlD driWakRalEtt
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can be obtained at fittings, and other appurte- 3320- Plants & Shrubs/ market rate. Ea e Want to sell $3,500 or OBO call
Preable-Rish, Inc., 324 Me- nuances. The contractor Supplies INTERVIEW NOW Contact 850-227-1589 or
rina Drive, Port St. Joe shall provide all materials 3330 Restaurant/Hotel Ponderosa Call Kevin Welch Pelican 850-227-6883.
Florida 32456, (850) equipment, and labor t 3340 Sporting Goods for the following Becky Harper Walk Real Estate
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Completion date for this Florida 32456, (850) Dining Ce Ee~'r cashier M ini 850-647-2473 base, towing package,
project will be 180 days 227-7200. The bid must with leaves, 6 able Management 170K miles $1200, Call Bill
from the date of the Noitice conform to Section 227-7380 chairs, $500 Bus Person & Bar ack age (850) 6473347
to Proceed presented to 287.133(3) Florida Stat- 227-7380._ Th.! sa FREE BuDishwashersn&Brac
the successful bidder. utes, on public entity osHsr(850
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failure to complete the The completion dates for 3230 ;,_r,:r, .-.,.ur, wr, Bartender alloy wheels, tow package,
project on the specified this project are 30 days Yard Sale our, E.,e on Climate and Barefoot Co0tage.- Brand New 2br/2.5ba, pool.......... from $9951 $8,995. Charles @ 850-
date will be set at $500.00 from the Notice to Proceedays we can show your Go to www.Emerald Non-Clim$te G@258-4673/dir
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velope that this is a sealed failure to complete the party responsible for own categories. Let us find .....Limited.Edition.Orange
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available for children 12 Ep hoo. 3 TouchOfassLLCis onser Near businessesand restaurants900 Sq ft one bedroom one bathroom with
months or older. $100/wk training program. Back- A Touch Of Class LLC is 900 Sq ft one bedroom one bathroom with
Mon-Fri from 9am-5pm. hoes, Bulldozers, Track looking for a few good ........................ 103 Reid Avenue
located in town, Call Ka- hoes. Local job placement workers for housekeeping A service of large screened porch and central heat and air
ren Parker @ 227-3831 asst. Start digging NOW and detail cleaning starts The Star Stand Alone Office Building located in Dalkeith. Appliances and AC unit
Toll-Free 866-362-6497. at $9:00/hr. Call 541-2176 uildg Dalkeith. and AC unit
GROUDS KEEPEid 200 square ees included. This would be great for a fish camp,
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Gulf County


Sheriff Arrest Log


The Gulf County
Sheriff's Office will be
conducting vehicle safety
checkpoints and DUI check
points during the month of
July 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 06/23/2008 Melissa
Marie Waters, 27, was
arrested on warrants for
violation of probation and
sale of crack cocaine.
On 06/23/2008 Johnny
Arnez Williams Jr, 27, was
arrested on warrants for
sale of crack cocaine and
violation of probation.
On 06/23/2008 depu-
ties responded to a dis-
turbance in the Howards


Creek area. George Howard
Whitfield, 34, was arrested
on charges of battery and
aggravated battery.
On 06/23/2008
Deputies responded to a
disturbance in the Beacon
Hill area. Cynthia S Murphy,
48, was arrested on charges
of disorderly conduct.
On 06/26/2008 Laura
Jean Oneal, 30, was arrest-
ed on a warrant for viola-
tion of probation.
On 06/26/2008 James
L Causey, 20, and Anthony
Kenneth Robinson, 23,
were arrested on charges
of battery.

During the week of
06/23/20008-06/30/2008
Gulf County Dispatchers
handled 373 calls includ-
ing 47 calls for Emergency
Medical Services and 1 fire.
Gulf County Deputies han-
dled 273 calls.


FWC DIVISION OF LAW ENFORCEMENT FIELD OPERATIONS WEEKLY REPORT:


June 20 26, 2008

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

NORTHWEST
REGION

BAY COUNTY
Officer Dennis Palmer
received a complaint about
an alligator that had been
killed on Deer Point Lake.
Officer Palmer went to the
complainant's home and
obtained a written state-
ment concerning a neigh-
bor who shot a pellet rifle
at a 3-foot alligator. The
alligator was later buried
in the neighbor's backyard.
The following day, Lt. Jay
Chesser and Officer Palmer
interviewed the suspected
shooter. A written confes-
sion was obtained and a
citation was issued. The
pellet rifle and the alligator
were seized as evidence.

SANTA ROSA
COUNTY
On June 24, Officer
Sarah Hahner was on her
way to a complaint in the
Gulf Breeze area when she
observed three males walk-


ing down the road with
a stringer of undersized
spotted sea trout. After
stopping the individuals,
one of the subjects claimed
to have his identification at
a nearby residence. When
he went to retrieve his iden-
tification, he fled. A Santa
Rosa County sheriff's dep-
uty arrived and assisted
with watching two of the
males while Officer Hahner
and K-9 Sadie tracked the
subject through a scrub
thicket to a residence in a
trailer park. The subject
was eventually located and
arrested by Officer Hahner
for resisting as well as pos-
session of undersized spot-
ted sea trout. Santa Rosa
County sheriff's deputy
transported the fleeing sub-
ject to the county jail. One
of the two remaining indi-
viduals who did not flee
received a citation for pos-
session undersized spotted
sea trout.

OKALOOSA
COUNTY
On June 19, Officer
Alan Kirchinger and Reserve
Officer Chuck Bonta were
on patrol checking boat
ramps. At the Milligan Boat
ramp around 4:30 p.m.
they discovered two indi-
viduals in a van. After hear-
ing noises from the van,
Officer Kirchinger investi-
gated to ensure everyone


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was okay. Upon contact
with the occupants, Officer
Kirchinger smelled an odor
of green cannabis. After
inquiring of the occupants,
the female 18 year old pas-
senger admitted to owner-
ship of a small amount of
marijuana. Officer Alan
Kirchinger issued a citation
for the violation and seized
the marijuana.
On June 19, Officer
Alan Kirchinger and Reserve
Officer Chuck Bonta were
on patrol checking boat
ramps. At about 8:30 p.m.
the officers returned to
check the ramp area at
Milligan and made contact
with a vehicle operator hav-
ing a strong odor of alco-
holic beverage. The driver
could not perform field
sobriety exercises and was
arrested for driving under
the influence. A comput-
er check of the individual
revealed two previous con-
victions for DUI. At the
Okaloosa County Jail the
driver provided a sample of
his breath which registered
.254 and .245.
On June 24 while on
patrol in Blackwater Wildlife
Management Area near the
mailbox area, Officer Alan
Kirchinger discovered two
different vehicles operat-
ing in closed, posted areas.
Officer Kirchinger issued
citations for the violations.


WALTON COUNTY .
On June 22, Okaloosa
and Walton County FWC
Officers responded to
Alaqua Bayou after receiv-
ing a report of two over-
due boaters. Two brothers
launched their 14-foot jon
boat in Alaqua Creek and
failed to return after severe"
weather passed through
the area. Their vessel whs-
located later in the evening.
capsized with two flota-'
tion devices still onboard"
the vessel. Officer Randall .
Brooks walked the shore'
line where the capsized
vessel was located and
was unable to locate the
two brothers but retrieved
items from the vessel
along the shoreline. FWC
Officers, United States
Coast Guard (USCG) per-
sonnel and members from
the Walton County Sheriff's -
Department, organized an'
extensive search through -
the night. The USCG and.
Walton County Sheriff's
Department utilized air-
craft to assist with the
search. The bodies of the
two brothers were recov-
ered on the afternoon and
evening of June 23 in the
bayou. A preliminary inves-
tigation has indicated the-
severe weather contributed-"
to the incident. The acci-
dent investigation is on-'
going.


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Established 1937 Serving Gulf County and surrounding areas for 70 years The Star, Port St. Joe, FL Thursday, July 3, 2008 I I B


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Local Jackson Hewitt Franchise Recognized


With Spirit Of Giving Commuity Award

Local business honored for its commitment and giving to communities it serves


Always ready to lend
a hand, Carl and Carrie
Kelley, owners of C K
Ventures Inc., which owns
and operates 83 Jackson
Hewitt Tax Service@
locations in Oklahoma,
Missouri, Arkansas and
Florida, were recently
recognized by Jackson
Hewitt@ with its "Spirit of
Giving Community Award"
for the outstanding contri-
butions that the Kelley's
and their staff have made
in supporting their local
communities where they
operate their respective
offices. The award was
presented to the Kelley's at
the 2008 Jackson Hewitt
Annual Convention held
recently in Las Vegas,
Nevada.
"The Kelleys' and
their dedicated staff truly
embody the spirit of giv-
ing back," said Michael
Yerington, President and
CEO, Jackson Hewitt Tax
Service. "Their involve-
ment in their communi-
ties and efforts to make a
positive impact in helping
others is what this award
is all about. We commend
tie Kelleys' and their staff
for-their outstanding com-
muinity efforts throughout
the year."
"We are honored to be
recognized for the work


that we do in our com-
munity," said Carl Kelley,
President of C K Ventures,
Inc. "This award is the
product of the hard work
and compassion of so
many people. Our staff
truly deserves "the recog-
nition for their tireless
efforts, as well as the com-
munities we serve for their
tremendous support of
our efforts."
C K Ventures, Inc.,
and its staff were chosen
for the award based on the
impressive list of fundrais-
ing events and charitable
efforts they have support-
ed throughout the year.
Some highlights of their
fundraising activities last
year included:
Hosting Blood Drives
that resulted in their cus-
tomers, tax preparers,
and other staff members
donating 314 pints of
blood to local hospitals
and trauma centers. This
has the potential of saving
942 adult lives or 1570
children's lives, according


to the Oklahoma Blood
Institute.
GOLD Sponsor for
the 24th Annual Azalea
Festival Chili Cook Off,
an event that allowed the
Muskogee Chapter of the
National Exchange Club,
with Carl serving as the
Chapter President,. to
recently present more than
$40,000 to local children's
charities.
Assisting the Foster
Parent Association, pro-
viding tax advice to foster
parents on the adoption
credit and claiming foster
children on a tax return,
as well as providing free
tax preparation certificates
to the Association.
Mr. Kelley also served
as a Board of Directors'
member for CASA
(Court Appointed Special
Advocates) which is a
non-profit organization
to assist victims of child
abuse.
Additionally, the
company hosted or par-
ticipated in fundraising


events for the American
Cancer Society, American
Heart Association, Breast
Cancer Research, chil-
dren's gift and toy drives at
Christmas, and sponsored
local youth sports teams.
About Jackson Hewitt
Tax Service Inc.
Jackson Hewitt Tax
Service Inc. (NYSE: JTX),
with approximately 6,800
franchised and company-
owned offices throughout
the United States during
the 2008 tax season, is
an industry leader provid-
ing full service individual,
federal and state income
tax preparation. Most
offices are independent-
ly owned and operated.
The Company is based in
Parsippany, New Jersey.
More information may
be obtained at www.jack-
sonhewitt.com. To locate
the Jackson Hewitt Tax
Service office nearest to
you, call (800) 234-1040.


BBB Warns Of Phishing



Attacks Targeting Eppicard Users


Your BBB serving
northwest Florida is warn-
ing of a phishing scam tar-
geting 15 states, including
Florida.
The Internet Crime
Complaint Center (IC3)
has received reports of
phishing attacks targeting
users of EPPICards. The
EPPICard is similar to a
debit card, and is issued
by a state agency for the
purpose of receiving child-
support payments.
Individuals have
reported receiving e-mail
or text messages indicat-
ing a problem with their


account. They are direct-
ed to follow the link pro-
vided in the message to
update their account or
correct the problem. The
link actually directs the
individuals to a fraudulent
Web site where their per-
sonal information, such as
account number and PIN,
is compromised.
Individuals have
also reported receiving
an e-mail message ask-
ing them to complete an
online survey. At the end
of the survey, they are
asked for their EPPICard
account information to


allow funds to be cred-
ited to the account in
appreciation for complet-
ing the survey. Providing
this information will allow
criminals to compromise
the account.
EPPICard providers
indicate they are not affili-
ated with survey web sites
and do not solicit personal
information via e-mail or
text messages.
BBB warns consumers
to be cautious of unsolic-
ited e-mails. Do not open
e-mails from unknown
senders because they
often contain viruses or


other malicious software.
Also, avoid clicking links
in e-mails received from
unknown senders as this
is a popular method of
directing victims to phish-
ing Web sites.
If you have received
an e-mail similar to this,
please notify the IC3 by
filing a complaint at www.
IC3.gov.
For additional infor-
mation and advice you
can trust on keeping your
identity safe, start with
bbb.org.


WE WANT YOU! Adjunct Instructors Needed

at the Gulf/Franklin Center


Are you interested in giving back to your community? The Gulf Coast
Community College Gulf/Franklin Center is looking for people just like
you who want to make a difference teaching college-level courses.
Instructors are needed in all areas including English, Math, History,
Science & Social Studies. Qualified instructors must have their Master's
Degree plus 18 hours in the curriculum area.
JOIN US for an information session at the St. George Island Fire House.
July 10
3-7p.m.
1200 Sea Pine Place
Call Brenda at 227.9670 for more details. .
Learning without Limits!


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PUBLIC NOTICE

COMMISSIONER BILL WILLIAMS
WILL HOLD A TOWN HALL
MEETING ON MONDAY, JULY
14, 2008 AT 6:00 RM., E.S.T., AT
THE BEACHES VOLUNTEER FIRE
DEPARTMENT TO DISCUSS ITEMS
OF INTEREST TO YOUR AREA.


PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS
MEETING WILL TAKE PLACE
ONCE EVERY QUARTER.


Thank you,
Commissioner Bill Williams


Publish: July 3 & 10, 2008 AD# 2008-64




NOTICE TO RECEIVE

SEALED BIDS

BID NO. 0708-27

The Gulf County Board of County Commissioners
will receive bids from any person, company or
corporation interested in providing the following
material for the Courthouse Renovation Project:

CEILING
1. 7,000 LINEAR FEET OF CEILING ANGLE
2. 6,240 LINEAR FEET OF MAIN TEE
3. 6,240 LINEAR FEET OF 4 FT. CROSS TEE
4. 6,240 LINEAR FEE OF 2 FT. CROSS TEE
5. 20,000 SQUARE FEET OF CEILING TILE
(1831A OR EQUIVALENT
6. 6,000 SQUARE FEE OF CEILING TILE (1831A
DROP DOWN OR EQUIVALENT

FLOOR COVERING
7. 16,000 SQUARE FEE OF PORCELAIN TILE
12" X 12" (COLOR: 5202-GOLDUST OR
EQUIVALENT)
8. GROUT
9. THINSET

Please indicate on the envelope YOUR
COMPANY NAME, that this is a SEALED BID
and include the BID NUMBER.

Bids will be received at the Gulf County Clerk's
Office at 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr., Blvd, Room
148, Port St. Joe, Florida, 32456, until 4:30
p.m., E.T., on Friday, July 18, 2008. Bids will
be opened at this location on Monday, July 21,
2008 at 10:00 a.m., E.T. The public is invited to
attend.

The Board reserves the right to reject any and all
bids.
Publish: July 3 & 10, 2008 Ad#: 2008-67


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12B Thursday, July 3, 2008 The Star, Port St. Joe, FL Established 1937


Serving Gulf County and surrounding areas for 70 years


Pampering -- From Page 1B


Marie Logan/The Star
Mothers-to-be Sara Farmer (L) and April Dye (Center) enjoy themselves as Mary Kay
consultant Betty Jean Godwin helps expectant mom Joanna Watkins with her makeup.


Marie Logan/The Star
Sharon Owens (L), director of Healthy Start, and Connie Huddleston (R), of North Florida
Child Development and president of the Wewahitchka Women's Club, congratulate expectant
mom Sara Farmer (Center) on winning on of the door prizes.


Sara Farmer. a Port St
Joe resident expecting her
baby m October. said she
had already signed up for a
number of classes because
of the event.
This is wonderful. it's
been really fun." she said.
The Planners
The planning (om-
mittee for Spa Day was
led by Huddleston and
the Wewalutchka Women's
Club.
Besides Healthy Start
and the Gulf County Health
Department, participat-
ing agencies and organi-
zations included North
Florida Child Development,
W.I.C., Gulf County Health
Department Tobacco
Prevention, Florida
Department of Child
and Families, and Gulf
Coast Community College
Workforce Center.
Petals N Things
(Wewahitchka) and The
Bagel Maker (Panama
City) donated all the food.
Deanna Daniels, with
Bellissimo Salon (Panama
City) and Miss Irene, of
Cooper's Cut N Style in
Port St. Joe, styled hair,
while Elka VanDiver, owner
of Condo Genie Rentals in
Panama City and a trained
manicurist, painted partic-
ipants' nails.
Karla Wiley, from
Ailene's Beauty Salon in
Port St. Joe, demonstrated


Merle Norman cosmetics
through makeuvers. as did
independent Mlary Kai con-
sultant Belrv Jean (Go.'dwin.
also from Port St. Jo Carol DL\xon. another Port
St Joe independent Mar\
Kay\ consultant. donated


pies.
Wild Bill's Bingo
iPanama (ititi donated
additional door prizes
The city of Port St.
Joe assisted by waiving
the usual rental fee for the
Centennial Building.


Marie Logan/The Star
Deanna Daniels, from Bellissimo Hair Salon in Panama
City, styles Jennie Spencer's hair. Spencer just had her second
child two months ago.
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them to you in Real Estate Picks! (In this section),

Discover the best real estate values in Mexico

Beach, Port St. Joe, Apalachicola, Cape San Bias,

St. George Island, Carrabelle and surrounding areas.


$1,360,000


6322 CR 30-A Indian Palms'


Great Value! Newly Constructed!

Beautiful 3-story over-sized
.Gulf front property with
elevator. Features large decks
on all levels for expansive
views of the Gulf of Mexico.
i i Entire 3rd floor is the master
..... i l suite.

... Call Jay Rish at
850-227-5569 to
schedule a tour!!!




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

MLS 208640 $199,500 Port St. Joe

IN TOWN BARGAIN!!!
Port St. Joe Home, Convenient
location. The exterior of the
home exudes a fresh, Florida
feel and features a large yard
with generous workshop. The
interior is warm and homey
with three bedrooms, two
baths and open great room
with vaulted ceiling. Built in
2001.

Only $199,500!!!
Call 850-227-3200 or 850-227-7770 for a tour!

www.CoastalRealtyinfo.com


MLS# 206941


$199,000 110 Mariner Lane, Cape San Bias


UPDATE!

Seller is highly motivated and
aggressively lowering price!
Bring all offers! Outstanding
buy! Priced up to $200k less
than other lots in Subdiv. By
far the best deal in the area.
This lot, in 'X' flood zone, is
highly elevated providing a
nice view of Gulf of Mexico
and is equi-distance to deeded access to both gulf front and
bay front boardwalks. Bay front boardwalk features beautiful
nature walk. Gated community for added Security.

Call Jay Rish 850-227-5569 today for details!!!

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

MLS 208856 $363,000 St. Joe Beach

Great


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Short walk to the beach 3bedroom/2 bath with pool on 1
Ac.+/- $363,000

Call Natalie Shoaf 850-227-4355

Nshoaf@gtcom.net www.Natalishoaf.com


Natalie Shoaf
252 Marina Dr.,
Port St. Joe, FL 32456
850-227-4355


Marie Logan/The Star
Karla Wiley (L), from Ailene's Beauty Salon, shows
expectant mom Heather Johnson some new makeup tricks.



PUBLIC NOTICE
The U.S. Department of Commerce, Economic
Development Administration (EDA) is considering a
request for Federal assistance from the City of Port St.
Joe to construct a project in the Gulf County area. Thus,
the purpose of this notice is to insure compliance with
U.S. Presidential Executive Orders 11990 Protection
of Wetlands and/or 11988 Floodplain Management,'
pertaining to construction of a 25 bed regional hospital-
facility immediately north of US Hwy 98 as shown on the
map below.
Detailed engineering information is on file and available
for review between 8 A.M. and 5 RM. at the City Grant
Manager's office in the Port St. Joe City Hall.
Persons desiring to comment on the aforementioned
project pertaining to its impact on the area's wetlands
or floodplain may do so by submitting written comments
to:
Mr. Asa Williams, Environmental Officer, Atlanta Regional
Office
U.S. Department of Commerce, Economic Development
Administration
401 W. Peachtree Street, NW, Suite 1820, Atlanta,
Georgia 30308-3510
Phone No. 404-730-3002
Comments will be accepted through 4:30 RM. August 2,
2008, the project will be located in the St. Joe area of
Gulf County as shown on the following map.


(LS# 207605


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t~rc'up


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


Gulf Coast Realty Inc.


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