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Group Title: Star (Port Saint Joe, Fla.).
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Title: The star
Uniform Title: Star (Port Saint Joe, Fla.)
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Language: English
Creator: Star
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Place of Publication: Port St. Joe, Fla
Publication Date: July 10, 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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Three Servicemen Dedication


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... N NEWSPAPER FOR OVER 69 YEARS


70th Year, Number 37 Port St. Joe, FL 2 Sections 24 Pages


July 10, 2008


School District Grades


Judges Nix Four-

Day Workweek;

County Suspends


Translate into Honor Roll '"mpact
Star Staff Writer


By Tim Croft
Star News Editor
For weeks district public
school officials have pored over
the data and kept their fingers
crossed.
The scores from the Florida
Comprehensive Assessment Test
(FCAT), released last month, had
been generally positive, showing
gains in critical areas while also
. demonstrating there were areas
that still needed focus.
The optimism regarding
school grades, the critical compo-
nent of the state's school account-
ability A+ Education Plan, was
palpable at the district offices.
Tuesday that optimism was
rewarded and rewarded and
rewarded.
District schools showed
improvement across the board,
with all three Port St. Joe schools
earning '"A' grades, including the
high school, a rather stunning
accomplishment for a high school
with high schools overwhelmingly
situated in the "C" range across
the state.
In Wewahitchka, the elemen-
tary school held onto its "B" of
last year.
The middle school jumped
up to a "B" school, just missing
an 'A' and the high school made
the most dramatic jump of all,
improving from an "F" school last
year to within about five points of
earning a "B."
"Their backs were against


the wall," said Superintendent of
Schools Tim Wilder of the staff at
Wewahitchka High School. "They
said 'We are better than this, our
community is better than this. We
are not going to stand for that.'
"I think it is a great way
for (Principal Larry White, who
retired at the end of the school
year) to go out. He worked so
hard at that school."
Wewahitchka Middle School
joined the high school in the this-
close category, coming up just
a single point shy of joining the
three ,Port St. Joe schools as an
'"A"' school.
In short strokes, what the
grades mean is that no school
earned less than a "C" and As and
B's were the norm across the rest
of the district.
And it means for earning "A'


grades or improving at least one
letter grade, five of the six public
schools in the county will be eli-
gible for recognition dollars from
the state, the amount based on
student enrollment.
The '"A"' for Port St. Joe High
School stands out for ,particular
recognition.
The percentage of high schools
that earn any grade above a "C" is
a vast minority in Florida.
To have improved from a "B"
to an "A' school in two years is
not only rare, but a first for the
county.
"There has never been an A'
high school in the county, that is
a first," Wilder said.
What jumps out in review-
ing the scoring rubric the state
has devised to identify respec-
tive school grades is improvement


2008 2007


Port St. Joe Elementary
Port St. Joe Middle
Port St. Joe High
Wewahitchka Elementary
Wewahitchka Middle
Wewahitchka High


in several key areas where the
district not only exceeded state
averages but set standards for
Gulf County public schools in the
-coming years.
Reading and math coaches
hired two years ago at each of
the six schools showed dividends
as schools consistently exceeded
state averages in percentage of
students meeting high standards,
or un other words achieving at or
above grade level.
For example, in meeting high
standards in the writing portion,
every school had at least 67 per-
cent of students taking the test
reach that threshold. with the
middle schools at each end of the
county having more than nine in
10 students writing at high stan-
dards.


2002 2001


B
A
B '
B
n/a
B


A
A
'C
A
n/a
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Judges typically have the final
say.
So after county administrator
Don Butler and county attorney
Tim McFarland talked with coun-
ty and circuit court judges, ,the
Board of County Commissioners
were told Tuesday morning,
Fourteenth Judicial Circuit Judge
Hentz McClellan laid down the
law.
McClellan said the entire judi-
cial circuit would have to agree to
a four-day work week in order for
Gulf County to close its court sys-
tem for one day per week.,
Commissioners agreed that
it would not happen, as there are
six counties in the circuit.
Butler said Gulf County was
proceeding with switching to a
four-day work week in the remain-
der of the county workforce.
Public Works, Road Department
and Maintenance, and Mosquito
Control, as they can, have already
shifted to the shortened work
week.
Impact Fees
Dr. Pat Hardman, owner of
Gulf to Bay Construction, and
chair of the county's impact fees
committee, reported to the board
the stringent criteria that govern
use of Impact fees by the county.
Development impact fees are
charges on new development that
are used to pay for the con-
struction or expansion of capi-
tal improvements and facilities
required to provide services to


(See COUNTY on Page 7A)


Port Breaks




Ground on Bulkhead


By Tim Crbft
Star News Editor
Down a dirt-and-gravel road
under the George Tapper Bridge,
across the canal from Raffield
Fisheries, one significant leg for
the economic future of the county
began to be forged by a dozen or
so shovels of dirt.
With county and Port St. Joe
city leaders joining representa-
tives from the Port Authority and
The St. Joe Company, ground
was broken under a warm morn-
ing sun on the bulkhead that will
-hopefully be hosting ships before
the last page on the 2008 calen-
dar has been turned.
In a tough economic climate,
the event seemed like a breath
of fresh air and the presence of
so many local dignitaries and
interested parties underscored
the feeling.


"This is a catalyst," said local port footprint, which would tap
businessman Patrick Jones. "The one of the great natural resourc-
port, the hospital, city infrastruc- es of the area, the deepwater
ture, I think of 2008 as a crux port which is one of just 14 in
year for the community. Florida.
.Jones added that the com- "I'd like to think that they
munity has long survived on "one are putting the port back in Port
horse," whether the paper mill, St. Joe," said Port St. Joe Mayor
tourism or the real estate mar- Mel Magidson. "I thank (the Port
ket. Authority board) for their hard
"I'd like to see us riding sev- work thus far, keep going and
eral horses," Jones said. don't quit."
The breaking of ground at the Now, with grant and match-
bulkhead preceded by a ribbon ing funds of over $5.6 million in
cutting at the Port Authority's new hand, the Port Authority can begin
offices at 206 Monument Avenue work on the bulkhead as well as
was a significant step in some five dredging of a shipping basin adja-
years of work among a number of cent to the bulkhead.
stakeholders to bring an opera- Negotiations continue with
tional port to fruition. both The St. Joe Company and
Last year, the Port Authority the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
agreed to purchase land made on a temporary off-load site either
available by The St. Joe Company
to begin the construction of the (See PORT on Page 7A)


County, City and Port official turn the ground.


Students in the Norris D. Langston Youth Foundation 21st Century
Tim Croft/The Star Archaeology Summer Camp got a real feel for the depths of the Earth
recently when they traveled to Marianna caverns for a field trip.


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A Moment to Remember


Apalachicola to Dedicate Veterans Memorial Saturday


By David Adlerstein
Florida Freedom
Newspapers

Apalachicola will stand
front and center in the
nation's heart Saturday
morning when it remem-
bers those who fought and
fell during the Vietnam War
Beginning promptly
at 10:30 a.m., on a site
expected to draw a huge
crowd, the city will dedi-
cate its Veterans Memorial
Plaza, highlighted by a
bronze replica of a detail
from the sculpture of the
Three Servicemen Statue,
the original of which stands
on the National Mall in
Washington's Constitution
Gardens.
It will be the culmina-
tion of a seven-year effort,
funded entirely by private
donations, brought to frui-
tion in a no small way by
the sweat and toil of local
volunteers.
And in a very big way
by the blood of those who
fought that war, and the
tears of so many families
for whom they made the
greatest sacrifice.
Hundreds of motorcy-
clists from throughout the
Southeast Vietnam veter-
ans who wish to honor their
comrades, living and dead
will kick off the ceremony,
in a processional escorted
by a Huey helicopter over-
head.
For a small donation,
flags will be available at the
concession stands, which
will also have soft drinks,
water and t-shirts available.
All proceeds will go towards
the Veterans Memorial Plaza
project.
Families are encour-
aged to arrive with time to
spare :for the 10:30 a.m.
start, and bring umbrellas
and lawn chairs if they feel
they are needed.
"This will be a solemn
and serious occasion," said
Jimmy Mosconis, a former
Franklin. County commis-
sionerf...who_ has- been the
driving force for the creation
of' thfTcitys. horne-growvn
'tribute'af230 Market Stfeet'
to the men and women who
went off to war from the
many towns and hamlets


David Adlerstein/Florida Freedom
A crew works Tuesday afternoon to place'the first of the three servicemen in the
Three Soldiers Detail bronze statue into the black granite pedestal at Veterans Memorial


Plaza in Apalachicola.

throughout the southeast-
ern United States.
- .. Mosconis has been busy
every day on ",ite for the.
last several .months, assist-
ing with all sorts of details,
from the landscaping, to
the bricklaying, which has
transformed a bog into a


rial was designed by Hart, a
renowned American sculp-
tor, as a tribute to Vietnam
veterans. Apalachicola is
the only city in the US,
other than Washington, to
feature a partial replica of
the bronze sculpture, which
depicts a realistic image
of Vietnam servicemen. A
symbol of their courage and
devotion to country, the
three men represent vari-
ous ethnic backgrounds.
The dedication will
also include an exhibition
of Vietnam-era "Huey" heli-
copters from Dothan, AL.
Mosconis said other dra-
matic aspects of the pro-
gram are now being made
final.
Rodney Herring, a Navy
veteran who now lives in
Port St. Joe, said ,mem-
bers of the US Military
Motorcycle Club and the
Vietnam Vets/Legacy Vets
Motorcycle Club will be on
hand to show their support
for the monumental memo-
rial.
/ Other groups represent-
ed will be the Patriot Guard
Riders, American Legion
Riders, AMVETS Riders,
Christian Motorcyclists
Association, and ABATE
(American Brotherhood
Against Totalitarian
Enactments).
Herring said riders
are expected to converge
from the Panama City and
Tallahassee areas, as well
as from as far away as
Tampa, Fort Walton Beach,
Pensacola, Dothan, AL and
Thomasville, GA.
Streets adjacent to
the memorial plaza will be
closed off to ensure pedes-
trian safety. Golf carts will
be used to transport digni-
taries to and from the plaza
and Water Street Hotel and
the Orman House. Those
wishing to donate use of
their .carts for the occasion
are asked to contact Harry


Arnold at 524-0770.
The city of Apalachicola
agreed to terms June 3 of a
three-way long-term lease
agreement with the Thfee
Servicemen Statue South
Inc. organization and the
Florida Park Service, -to
manage and maintain the
memorial plaza. The city
also agreed to a long-term
lease agreement to have the
state manage the Chapman
Botanical Gardens.
Nick Yonclas, attorney
for the Three Servicemen
Statue South Inc. said
the state will manage and
care for the plaza, w(th
the exception of the statue
itself, which will be a local
responsibility.
The city has agreed
to insure the statue and
grounds under the terms of
its city policies, he said. -
The black granite pEd-
estal on which the bronze
statue will sit was picked tp
last month from the stone
cutters in Elberton, GA. The
statue was transported by
FedEx from the Eliot Gartz
Studio in Farmingdale NY
on Long Island, and arrived
Tuesday afternoon.
The statue is now under
guard, round-the-clock,
until it is unveiled at the
dedication.
More than 200 bricks
for the "Circle of Freedom"
walkway, engraved wilh
loved ones' names, are
already in place. Bricks sl11
may be obtained, for a $250
tax-deductible donation.
Lettering on top of the brick
is limited to three lines, :of
18 characters each.
For more informa-
tion, call Genie Nichols -at
850-445-8084.
For more informa-
tion about the dedication
ceremony or the Three
Servicemen Statue South
effort, please visit www.
threeservicemenstatuie-
south.org


tranquil setting of hope and and is expected to draw
healing. Much of the work thousands of visitors annu-
has been donated. by GAC ally from across the region
Contractors as well as; -evy- .. Speaking. at the .event
.eral other endorse .. , will be 'Jan Scruggs. found,.
Once officially com- er of the Vietnam Veterans
plete, the city-owned park Memorial in Washington.
will be managed by the who served in Vietnam in
Florida State Park system 1968 and 1969 as a corpo-
ral in the platoon of Army
staff sergeant Mosconis.
Also serving as guest
speaker will be retired
Col. Harry Buzzett. one
of Apalachicola's favorite
sons, whose career in tlhe
Army spanned World War
II, Korea and Vietnrm
Lindy Hart, widow of
the late sculptor Fredc-rick
Hart, who created the
statue, also will speak. A
letter from a former First
Lady will be read to the
crowd. Special guests will
-- also include executives
from FedEx, who have been
instrumental in securing
the statue's safe arrival in
Apalachicola.
Known as the Three
Soldiers Detail, the memo-


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End Big Government


These will be challenging months ahead for
elected officials charged with crafting a balanced
budget and the taxpayers on whose back those
budgets will be balanced.
With the state allowing county property
appraisers an additional 10-day extension on
certifying tax rolls, Amendment 1 and software
which apparently doesn't much care for the new
numbers being largely to blame, the deadlines
seem to be larger in the windshield.
But it seems clear, based on a recent School
Board workshop, property values, which had
never dropped in the county's history, are likely to
drop for the second-straight year, with the $100
million reduction last year being compounded by
a drop of roughly $50 million this year.
And it also seems a foregone conclusion that
Amendment 1, a property tax cutting measure
passed by voters in January, will significantly
impact the bottom lines for county and city gov-
ernments.
None of that, however, seems to be doing much
to apply brakes to the freight train of spending.
public dough the county began this decade and
have largely continued unabated since.
The chairman of the Board of County
Commissioners says he wants to cut no more
employees from the ranks and commissioners
are examining some half dozen or so alternative
methods for filling the county coffers to make up
for any loss in property taxes.
No surprise there, since commissioners have
clung to the patronage system created this decade,
increased gas taxes gas taxes, mind you with-
out any real limits on when the increase might
sunset or what the money could be spent on and
extended and multiplied the county's long-term
debt as if doing nothing more than having a bite
to eat.
As an aside, do commissioners really need
the snack and refreshment spread to make it
through every meeting? If there is a place to start
cutting, cut the carbs.
Add in the reality that Amendment 1 never
was a panacea. It provided some breaks for home-
steaded homeowners and businesses, but it also
includes, as the Board of County Commissioners
has clearly demonstrated, sufficient loopholes to
drive a Wells Fargo truck through.
Further,) commissioners have insisted in the
past couple of years that Constitutional officers,
whose budgets they control, actually embrace
state dictates and run machines that, in several
cases, are leaner than they were 10 years ago.
Finally, there is this flip-flop they occur like
clockwork when the sledding gets tough in the
decision in January to conduct weekly budget
workshops though they had long gone by the
wayside by the time for the summer crafting of
the budget.


Instead of considering alternative taxation,
commissioners have an opportunity to provide
true leadership by looking for alternative spend-
ing.
Now, more than at any other time, it is a year
for trimming back the largest government expan-
sion in the county's history, one that has come
on the watch of a board that includes two of the
longest serving members in history.
As the concept of zero-based budgeting seems
elusive to commissioners, consider this exercise.
Go back to 2000-01, when property tax
spending was $5.498 million and the employees
under the BCC's umbrella totaled 74.
Commissioners should then, in a public hear-
ing, provide their employers the taxpayers a
concise and thorough explanation and justifica-
tion on how the workforce has grown to roughly
180 and the property tax spending as skied to
more than double that of eight years ago.
Department by department;. job description
by job description.
Base those explanations against the backdrop
of a landscape that has changed little since the
dawn of the decade.
The population is roughly the same. Services,
especially big-ticket items such as sewer and
water, have increased largely due to the effort of
the cities, not the county.
And the economy, as reflected along Reid
Avenue and Hwy. 71 business districts, is roughly
the same as in the years following the permanent
closing of the paper mill in 1998.
In sum, the county is just about where it was
when the decade started with one huge excep-
tion.
The tax burden that has driven too many
people from their homes, driven too many busi-
nesses to shutter their doors and created an
environment in which economic development is
an oxymoron since the lone entity experiencing
growth seems to be government.
County commissioners have a genuine chance
here to be trend-setters for neighboring counties,
the region, the state and most of all for future
county BCC members.
Forget about the millage rate, the number to
examine is spending. It is time for the county to
join their constituents in watching every dime,
every nickel and making every penny go as far as
possible.
Time to bring this Incredible Hulk commis-
sioners have created down to a manageable size.
It will require tough decisions, decisions
many businesses are facing.
But if commissioners are to be true public
servants, the days of "give me" government must
end.
Taxpayers have given enough.


KEYBOARD KLAhbERING


Standing on Shoulders


This weekend folks
from around Northwest
Florida will have a chance
to salute the giants on
whose shoulders we stand.
On Saturday at 10:30
a.m. will come the long-an-
ticipated dedication of the
Veterans
Mem-
orialPlaza
in Apa-
lachicola.

central
focus of
that dedi-
cation will
be the ris-
ing of the
replica of
Tim the Three
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StarNews e m e n
Editor Statue,
Editor
a bronze
partial
recasting of the original
monument that stands
on the National Mall in
Washington's Constitution
Gardens.
There will be speakers
and dignitaries from far-
flung locales as well as the
Florida Panhandle.
" Of particular impor-
tance will be the presence of
members of two motorcycle
clubs of veterans, includ-
ing Port St. Joe's Rodney
Herring, who will be on
hand to provide an up close
and personal testament to
the courage and perils that
define times of war.
For this honor, particu-
lar praise is due local busi-
nessman, former county
commissioner and veteran
Jimmy Mosconis, whose
lobbying and fund-raising
efforts have been critical
to making Apalachicola-
the only spot outside of
Washington where at least
a replica of the Three
Servicemen Detail will
stand. '""
But he would be the
first to deflect the attention
elsewhere.
The presence of the
monument will certainly
mean an up-tick in tourism
to the area and the city and
provides a central, well-de-
signed and perfectly-placed


spot where patriotism will
reside year-round.
The monument will
also symbolize for those
who too easily forget, the
sacrifices that have been
made in the name of liberty,
individual rights and this
way of life we too often take
for granted.
The monument could
not be more timely.
At a moment when the
presidential candidates
seem destined to define the
campaign on tests regard-
ing who is more patriotic
rather than substantive
issues like the economy,
Iraq, dependence on foreign
oil, the Three Servicemen
Statue serves as a reminder
that there were many hun-
dreds of thousands who
have heeded their country's
call to duty.
Who defined patriotism
without the" bromides and
rhetoric.
Who in many cases,
did not return home. Those
who did never take a sec-
ond of life for granted.
There is a telling line
from the movie Band of
Brothers, based upon
the bestselling book by
Stephen Ambrose about
Easy Company, a group of
men who trained together
in Georgia and England
and fought together from
Normandy to Hitler's Nest
in World War II.
At one point during an
interview, one of the survi-
vors of Easy Company is
asked if he considers him-
self a hero, given all he had
been through in war.
His reply was succinct
and heartbreaking, "No, I'm
not a hero, but I served
with lots of them."
That is what is rep-
resented with the Three
Servicemen Statue South,
as they are labeling the
monument.
It represents a man
like Clifford Sims of Port
St. Joe who jumped on a
booby trap in the jungles of
Vietnam, losing his life so
that the men serving under
him would have theirs,
(See KLATTERING on
Page 5A)


"Cleaning-Up" on Aisle Two


Forget about gasoline! Cathy
sent me down to the store to buy a
watermelon. Both boys were home
for the Fourth of July and she
was determined to celebrate in
style. I saw the $6.00 sign and was
mentally trying to divide the eight
watermelons stacked on the floor
into six to see how much this was
going to cost me.
"We just got them in yester-
day. They should be fresh." The
young sales lady had noticed my
hesitancy and was offering her
assistance.
"I don't need all eight. How
much for just one?"
"Oh, sir," She looked like I had
dropped in from another planet,
"they are six dollars a piece."
Now people, I just stood there
for a moment. I think a real writer
would call it a pregnant pause or
a reflective interlude or a philo-
sophical recess..no such literary
nom de plumes jumped into my
head. Mostly I was thinking about
Archie Moore, Max Manley, and
John Charles Sasser.
They grew real watermelons;
not like these puny little things. I
leaned down and turned one over.
Just as I figured! No soft spot. This
melon was picked before it was
ripe. I bet it was harvested two,
three weeks ago and shipped in.


It "filled out" on its way to
market.
The clerk squatted
down beside me. "What do
you think?"
"Ma'am, Max Manley
would call this a "pass-
over melon"." I could see
she was thinking that
other planet was Pluto, or
Jupiter. I tried to explain,.
"When I was your age Mr.
Manley wouldn't even look
down at a melon this size. He'd
pass on over to the next one. He
was particular to a fault as to what
grew out in his garden. He allowed
that there were only two kinds of
watermelons-'good ole big'uns and
big ole good'uns!' And those were
the only kinds he would tolerate."
I didn't tell her that you'could
buy a great big ole watermelon
from Max, Archie or John Charles
for a quarter. If you didn't have a
quarter they would give you one.
If you didn't have no way to get it
home, they would give it to you and
then drop it off at your house later
on that afternoon. I reckon what
would happen if I told this young
lady I sure needed a melon but I
didn't have six dollars?
When it got dark watermelons
were free. 'Course, you had to
crawl on your belly like a reptile to


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get to them. The quieter you could us?"
be the better off you were. You had how
to be ready to run if the light came
on up at the big house. And it are
was understood that you couldn't
always pick the best melon in the hear
moonlight. We would wiggle up thou
to Mr. Moore's field and bust one had
open with our fist. We'd eat the that
heart out and then crawl over to Wha
the next hill and do the same thing. over
No need to worry about seeds with wee
all those melons lying around! all
Me and Leon were up at Mr. borr
Manley's feasting one night when Man
the back lights came on. One of
his old dogs took to barking up "It b
a storm and our position was tate,
compromised. I slid backwards Son
on my stomach as fast as I could fect
and turned to warn Leon but he
was gone. I saw him jumping the
fence two fields over! I lit a shuck mel
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I sloshed more than ran. I
rolled under the fence and
figured Leon had made for
the safety of the big ditch.
He was hunkered
down in some ducktails
laughing his fool head off.
As soon as I could get my
breath, I joined in. I wasn't
sure exactly what was so
funny but Leon was hav-
ing the time of his life! "Do
you think they recognized
I managed to get out between
ls.
"I ran like Bobby C., I think we
safe."
As the laughter slowed and our
rt rate descended a remarkable
eight popped into my head. We
watermelons of our own in
little garden behind the house!
It were we doing two farms
crawling through the bushes,
is, dirt and I don't know what
else in the dead of night to
row a bite or two from Max
ley?
I posed the question to Leon.
'eats the heck," he didn't hesi-
"out of catching fire flies."
lehow, in 1956, that made per-
sense.
I remember Mr. Archie told
nce that we could have all the
ons we wanted. "Just .come


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over any time and pick them." We,
of course, never went over there
after that. There was no adventure
in picking'em up in plain daylight-
with permission!
If folks had watermelons left
over as the season drew to a close
they'd turn the hogs in to polish off
what was left of the patch. Whatever
the pigs didn't finish got plowed
under to make ready for the next
crop. The cycle never stopped. And
the price never changed.
And now they are asking six
dollars for just one watermel-
on! I wish Mr. Archie, Max and
John Charles Sasser could see
this. They would ask the band
to play "Who'd AThought It!" It
seems Un-American to me. I mean,
gas prices are one thing..but that
gets into international markets,
economic factors, oil futures and
things that are foreign to me.
Watermelons were invented in
Hahira, Georgia.
Our "commercial" melons
were only a quarter. We'd get them
from the ice house man. He had
a small building down past the
American Legion Hall. It had big
blocks of ice stacked inside with
semi-wet sawdust on the floor.
He'd place watermelons all around
the ice and you could pick out the
one you wanted. We'd linger in the
cool of the ice house and argue
over which melon was best. I can
still see his hand made card board
sign advertising "Ice Cold Melons-
25 Cents". Lord, I thought those
days would never end.
As we stood up the nice sales
lady said, "You want me to pick
one out for you?"
"Not for six dollars! I think I'll
'pass over'...but I sure thank you
for the memories.."

Respectfully,


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Thanks for the
Sacrifice


Dear Editor,
Thank you for running
the 4th of July article, "He-
roes---Red, White, Blue and
Brave."
One of the assignments
that I used to give my Amer-
ican History students was
for them to research a "My
Hero" speech. If I never, did
anything else as an educa-
tor, I'll always be proud of
the fact that I encouraged
some of these young people
to get to know who their
real heroes were -- not pro-
fessional athletes, film and
stage actors, or musicians,
but members of their own
families.
Some of the stories that
grew from the assignments
were amazing. I'll never
forget one young lady who
had a reconciliation with
her estranged mother after
a malfunctioning printer
coughed out the text of her
speech on the following day.
One student asked me to
recommend someone for
her to interview, and I sug-
gested that she speak with
Mr. George Core. Mrs. Core
was still living then, too,
and they welcomed the stu-
dent into their home and
treated her like a princess.
I'm sure that it was an un-
forgettable experience.
Mr. McAteer 'is exactly
right; many of life's heroes
are common, ordinary folks
who lived and struggled
during desperate times.
Whether one's grandfather
charged ashore at Norman-
dy, or grandmother drove
rivets into the hulls of lib-
erty.ships, sacrifice and de-
votion to family, friends and
country are the makings of
our heroes.
I especially appreciated
Mr. McAteer's quote from
Mr. Bricker about his be-
ing a hero. "I'm certainly no
hero. I got to.come home.
The real heroes are the
ones we left behind..." Ser-


vicemen from every genera-
tion can relate to what Mr.
Bricker said. I once read a.
response to a similar ques-
tion, that went something
like this: "No, young man,
I wasn't a hero, but I served
with men who were." For
those of us who served in
Southeast Asia, the list of
names on The Wall act as a
haunting reminder of who
the real heroes of our war
were.
Thank you, Bill, Shorty
and James, and thank you,
Ed. I salute you all!

Respectfully,
Rodney Herring

Kudos to Volunteers

Dear Editor:
This is to thank
Ms. Dianna Sealey and
Ms. Lindsey Harless, as
well as the many others
who participate in the
program involving teenage
volunteers.
The group of teenagers,
which was so helpful in
cleaning up my yard and
doing carpentry, etc., on my
front porch, is associated
with a Baptist Church in
Georgia. This kindness is
indeed an act of practical
charity.
I believe in the Law
of Compensation. So,
these young people, who
so generously give of their
time and talents, shall be
rewarded far beyond their
expectations.
Thank you one and all!

Sincerely,
Marjorie Parker

Say No to Offshore
Drilling

Dear Editor;
As much as the U.S.
needs to work toward energy
independence, I would
hate to see our waters and
beautiful beaches ruined
by allowing more drilling
in the Gulf. If you have ever


walked along the gulf coast
beaches of Texas, Galveston
in particular, you know how
miserable it is to have to
take a container of gasoline
along in order to clean the
tar balls off your family's
feet before they can even
get into your vehicle for the
ride home. Once at home,
foot inspection, again, is
a must, so that tar is not
carried into the house. Oft-
times beach towels need
to be thrown away. While
living in Texas for 20 years,
my family rarely visited
the beaches after the first
few visits. We moved from
Florida to Texas, then
moved back to Florida for
its clean air, crystal waters,
and pristine beaches. This
may sound like a "not-in-my-
backyard" whine, but I feel
that allowing more drilling
in the Gulf would pose not
only a very real threat to the
condition of our lovely and
unique beaches, but to. the
very livelihood of this area.
Drilling in a "few" acres in
Alaska would have much.
less of an ecological Impact
on that area; the Alaskan
caribou really do like the
extra vegetation that grows
from the warmth provided
by underground oil-carrying
pipes. Please give it some
thought.

Sincerely,
Susan Holzschuh

A Thank You to the
Community

Dear Editor

We are writing this
one letter for both the
"Times" to all the people
of Apalachicola and for the
"Star" to all the people of
Port St Joe.
This way we can thank
all those lovely people who
gave up so much time to
share with us all their
memories of when our
Dad's ship the Empire Mica
was sunk in WW2.


Klattering -From Page 4A


posthumously receiving
the Congressional Medal of
Honor.
The monument is a
testament to a man like
Herbert Eugene Smith, an
Apalachicola boy who went
off to fight,, went missing
when his plane went down
in Vietnam and was never
properly laid to rest until
that war had been over for
13 years.
And to Carrabelle
native Robert Clifford
Millender who died of his
wounds in Vietnam, never
seeing his beloved home-
town again.
The monument is also
recognition of those who
did indeed make it home,
even, as in many cases they
were never the same again
after their war time experi-
ences.
It is about those motor-
cycle riders, about their
brotherhood forged in bat-
tles in far-off dots on the
map with names most of us


could not pronounce with-
out a phonetic dictionary
but they. know as well as
the streets of their home-
town.
But above all, it is
about us, we who have been
able to enjoy our lives, pre-
tending to understand the
sacrifices that framed this
country and our lifestyle
but who are truly lacking
an ability to fully compre-
hend.
It is about
the Declaration of
.Independence we celebrat-
ed last week, about the Bill
of Rights and Constitution
and the nation those docu-
ments along with first
armed forces to be con-
sidered America's helped
birth..
The images of the Three
Servicemen tell the story,
of three men of unknown
background, unknown cir-
cumstances, their garb and
expressions symbolic of
struggle, of battle, of sacri-


fice, of courage, of get-the-
job-done, of country.
And it is those three
men, and the hundreds of
thousands of they repre-
sent who fought and too
often died over the years,
upon whose shoulders
we are privileged to stand
today.
Saturday is a time
for us, the privileged, to
underscore that we will
never forget that central
point, to turn a cliche into
the reality it is freedom
comes with a price and it
is a steep one.
And we will always
owe a debt to the men
and women in uniform.
Consider the Three
Servicemen Statue to be
our marker of that debt.


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From our short visit,
we, Ron, Tony and Brian,
learned so much about
that night we lost our Dad,
Tommy Wright, and the
events after the sinking and
the help given to the 14
survivors.
We were able to mark
this 66th anniversary in so
many special ways and leave
some permanent reminder
of our Dad. It was all we
expected and more.
What a wonderful part
of the world we have now
visited

With our sincerest best
wishes,
Ron, Tony and Brian
Wright

Restoring Sims
Parkway

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Sims' widow -- and Retired
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to "Monument Avenue."
Yesterday, I noticed that --
beginning at the junction
just before the Methodist
Church -- the street signs
have been changed back.
Can anyone account for this
undoing of a just, decent,
and fitting act of tribute for
a noble and courageous son
of our city? As a Veteran
and one who stands in awe
of Sims' accomplishments
and courage, I am aggrieved
and Insulted by this disre-
spectful act.
Hopefully, your read-
ers will shed some light on
this turn of events. If so, we
can only hope that the ac-
countable party will return
the signs to their valid and
legal name -- "Clifford C.
Sims Memorial Parkway",
-- and may God bless Sims
honored memory and the
United States of America.

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Classic Pinup Calendar Aids Breast Cancer Fight


By David Adlerstein
Florida Freedom
Newspapers

A determined group
of Franklin County women
will take it off, but not all
the way, every day of the
year in 2009.
With a party Sunday
afternoon at the Eastpoint
home of one of the group's
driving forces, Elaine Ko-
zlowsky, the newly-formed
Franklin Needs Inc. has
introduced its Franklin
County Classics calendar,
an exquisite 2009 calen-
dar featuring local women
showing off the charms of
the female body in a pro-
vocative and artful way.
"Actually nobody is
naked," said Susan Bull,
a professional event pho-
tographer who divides her
time between Cape San
Blas and Marietta, GA.
"Everybody is wear-
ing something and we had
to tuck everything in very
nicely," she said.
In January, there's
Joyce Estes, baring her
shoulders, wrapped in a
properly Republican mink
jacket as she strolls along
the beach.
In February, there's
Hollis Vail smiling in the
buff, covered only by a
painting that she holds in
front of her hips.
For March, when the
weather turns blustery,
Margy Oehlert prances on
the dock of her home in
Magnolia Ridge, her form
obscured only by a gigantic
kite.
"We had workmen on
the roof next door," she
giggled, explaining why she
remained clothed under-
neath.
Kozlowsky said the ef-
fort began earlier in the
year, with "six gutsy thes-


pian women over the age of
50" coming together to see
what they could do to help
bring much-needed breast
cancer services to the wom-
en of Franklin County.
The women formed
Franklin Needs, Inc, a non-
profit 501 (C) (3) sponsor-
ing organization, to oversee
the effort and have high ex-
pectations to what calendar
sales and future fundrais-
ing may lead to.
"We're hoping to make
$50,000, $70,000 up to
$100,000" in the next two
months," said Kozlowsky
at Sunday's affair.
Calendars are available
for a minimum donation of
$20, although already some
donors have saw fit to aid
the effort in even more gen-
erous ways.
"I sold five calendars
to one man and he gave
me $100, and kept two
and said to resell the other
three," said Mel Kelly, who
appears as the pinup girl
for April.
With campaign signs
covering her, she sits in
the original phone booth in
Carrabelle. "It's what she
does," said Bull. "It was a
matter of getting to know
them and sharing what.
they do."
May's. pinup' is Liz
Sisung, topless and play-
ing a violin with the pic-
ture taken from a modest
angle. In June, the picture
is more strikingly sensual,
with Adelle Hungerford
draped in gauze on a lad-
der in front of a picture
window.
"Miss Adelle has some
great ideas for us on the
float ladies," said Ko-
zlowsky, as she touted the
group's upcoming booth at
the Florida Seafood Fes-
tival. "I don't even want to
disclose what she's think-


ing."
July features
Nedra Jefferson
stepping out of the
shower, wrapped
in towels, while
in August there's
a nude Ruth
Schoelles, covered
by a straw hat,
shot on a branch
of a tree at her an-
tebellum home on
Indian Pass.
Schoelles,
along with Vail and
Kelly, are the three
breast cancer sur-
vivors who agreed
to do the shoot.
In September,
Janice Loughridge
can be seen au
natural complet- .
ing a painting,
while October is
reserved for Pam
Vest, dressed as a Loughri
witch for Hallow- Elaine K
een, her breasts
hidden by two
jack-o-lanterns.
"We talked each other
into it (the photos)," said
Vest, who chose her pose,
coincidently for her birth-
day month, out of a love of
costuming.
She's never had the
difficulty of facing breast
cancer but she said it's
never far from her mind.
"I understand the scare,
of when you're not sure
but you've got a lump," she
said. "That's very scary.
It's a frightening proposi-
tion. Every woman worries
about it."
November is covered
by a shot of the four la-
dies on the Franklin Needs
board seated in their birth-
day suits around the kitch-
en table, celebrating "the
bounties of the sea" for the
Thanksgiving holiday. They
include treasurer Mary


Photo by Susan Bull
ured on the front of the "Forgotten Coast Classic" calendar are, from left, Pam Vest, Janyce
dge, Mary Ann Durrer, Adelle Hungerford, Ann Siculiano, June Dosik (seated), Nedra Jefferson,
Kozlowsky (seated in driver's seat), Liz Sisung, and Ruth Schoelles.


Ann Durrer, secretary Ann
Siculiano, vice-president
June Dosik and president
Kozlowsky.
In December, there's a
shot of all the pinup girls,
in a festive holiday pose.
The calendar also features
a photo of cancer survivors
T. McLain, Pat Harrington,
Terry Kemp, Mary Slocum,
Sue Leach, Kelly, Schoelles
and Vail.
"It was all collabora-
tive," said Bull. "These are
very interesting women
who have valuable lives, a
lot to offer, and unique per-
sonalities.
"I don't believe how
brave you were to trust me,"
she told the gathering.
Kozlowsky said that
with the exception of the
printer and graphic design-
er, "every dime is going to
breast cancer," beginning
with help in transporta-


tion to places outside of
Gulf and Franklin coun-
ties where women can get
mammograms.
But that will soon
change.
Weems Memorial Hos-
pital CEO Chuck Colvert
has secured a $40,000
grant from the Florida De-
partment of Health to help
in buying a mammogram,
the first for Gulf and Frank-
lin counties. He said a
state-of-the-art digital unit
could cost in the neighbor-
hood of $200,000, while a
used analog unit would be
about $40,000.
The hospital has al-
ready sent two radiation
technicians off to be trained,
and once the unit is up and
running, the images will
be sent via telemedicine to
be read. Patients with pos-
sible growths will then be
referred by their primary


care physicians to oncolo-
gists in Panama City or Tal-
lahassee.
Funds raised also will
be used for local education
and awareness programs
through churches, clubs
and neighborhood organi-
zations, and to help cover
the costs of mammogra-
phy for underinsured pa-
tients. The group also has
been working closely with
New Beginnings, a support
group for Weems Memorial
Hospital.
Calendars are available
at the Apalachicola Times
office, 129 Commerce
Street, or from any of the
"calendar girls." Contribu-
tions may be sent to Frank-
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that new development.
The impact fees com-
mittee is a citizen advisory
group that is addressing
how and where the county
can use the fees for com-
munity benefit.,
Hardman told the board
that the committee recom-
mended a six-month mora-
torium on all impact fees to
try to stimulate growth in
the county, especially in the
affordable housing market.
The motion passed
4-1 (Commissioner Nathan
Peters voting no) to sus-
pend all impact fees for six
months beginning August
1.
In other business taken
up during Tuesday's regular
board meeting:
The opportunity to
proceed with a municipal
services benefit unit (MSBU)
to pay for the county land-
fill and mosquito control is
out of the question for the
2008-09 fiscal year, Butler
reported.
According to the pri-
vate company the county
planned to hire to conduct
the required surveys and
analyses needed to institute
any MSBU, there was not
enough time to conduct the
surveys and get the MSBU
on the county tax rolls for
the upcoming fiscal year
before the September dead-
line.
The company said it
could begin now on the
work and be prepared for
the 2009-10 fiscal year.


Butler reported that
the fuel costs for the Public
Works Department was 110
percent over budget as of
nearly 30 days ago. He said
they could use money in the
lease-purchase line to cover
costs until the end of the
fiscal year (Sept. 30).
According to Paula
Pickett, director of the Gulf
CountyTourist Development
Council (TCD), the Cape
San Blas beach restoration
project is 50 percent com-
plete as far as distance cov-
ered.
The project is current-.
ly in front of Cape Shores
townhouses, Pickett said,
and beginning July 8, Cape
Palms Park would be closed
as a beach access point for
an estimated three to four
days.
The project is progress-
ing about 200 feet per day,
and is managing to keep
the actual construction site
compressed to just 1,000
feet as work progresses
down the beach, she report-
ed. The project is still on
target for a November fin-
ish, Pickett said.
Discussions contin-
ued between Commissioner
Carmen McLemore and the
rest of the board and the
county Building depart-
ment over placing the north
end of the county in the
140-mile per hour wind
zone category.
McLemore argued that
the state designated a line
placing the northern end of


the county in the 130-mile
per hour category, and the
county should recognize
that designation.
County officials exer-
cised their option to place
the entire county in the 140
mile per hour zone, which,
according to McLemore,
raised home construction
prices unnecessarily by sev-
eral thousand dollars.
The discussion will con-
tinue at future meetings.
Gary Gibbs and Sandi
Christy, board members of
the Gulf County Humane
Society, asked the board to
allow work crews to assist
with cleaning the kennels
when the Humane Society
was closed to the public.
The allotted county
funds for monthly payments
to the Society for care of
animals collected by Gulf
County Animal Control have
already run out, they said,
and the Humane Society
was also out of money.
The county made note
of the excellent services the
Humane Society provided to
the county, and pledged to
continue helping the Society
in every way possible.
Gibbs also announced
that the grand prize for this
year's Bow Wow Bash raffle
would be a $10,000 check,
with five additional $1,000
checks to be raffled off. The
gala's goal, he said, was to
sell 500 $100 tickets for the
early fall event, beginning
immediately.


That pattern was
repeated in math and read-
ing.


The rule, rather than
the exception, was schools
with 70-80 percent of their
students performing at high
levels in math and reading.
No school was under 58
percent in either category.
"I think the reading
and math coaches at all the
schools proved a positive
step," Wilder said. "Their
hard work is evident in the
numbers and the grades."
Maybe more important-
ly, the schools demonstrat-
ed a keen focus on. pulling
up those students who were
struggling, those considered
by the state to reside in the
lowest quartile of scores at
each school.
The benchmark the
state is looking for is 50
percent of those students
making adequate learning
gains year over year and
every school in the district
could boast of doing just
that, save for Wewahitchka
High School in reading,
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or within the old shipping
channel.
Additionally, the
Florida Department of
Transportation is moving
forward on a study which
would be part of application
to transform the port into a
part of the state's Strategic
Intermodal System, a key
distinction for building the
area's transportation infra-
structure, such as a four-
lane Hwy. 71.
"This is the last
opportunity for a work-
ing port in Florida," said
Allen Cox, chairman of the
Port Authority board of
directors. "This is such a
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Cox made special note
of the assistance and coop-
eration received from the
mayor and city commis-
sioners as well as the Board
of County Commissioners.
Elected officials devot-
ed one full day to private
presentations from one of
three or four potential cus-
tomers the port has already
identified as being poised to
use its facilities once opera-
tional.
Those discussions, it
was noted, underscored the
importance to the entire
county and region of the cre-
ation of an operational port.
County commissioners, for
example, adjourned their
regular meeting on Tuesday
morning to participate in


the ground-breaking.
"I think the effect of the
port will be far-reaching,"
said Port Authority board
member Warren Yeager,
adding that this was an
incremental step forward
and the full dividends wait-
ed just down the road.
Construction at the
bulkhead should begin
shortly after the steel which
has been ordered arrives.
The timetable for deliv-
ery is roughly 90 days and
the steel was ordered short-
ly after the Port Authority
let the contract earlier this
year.
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At Port St. Joe
Elementary 70 percent
of students in the lowest
quartile made gains in read-
ing, 58 percent in math.
Such numbers were
generally duplicated across
the district, with Port St.
Joe Middle School with
a noteworthy 73 percent
(reading) and 69 percent
(math) of students in the
lowest quartile showing
learning gains.
"We worked with each
school to identify those stu-
dents and provide .intensive
instruction to assist them,"
Wilder said. "That was the
product of a little more con-
certed effort by everybody
to help those kids."
Wilder also noted
that after several years of
upheaval among staffs and
faculty the district had to
replace at least 20 departing
teachers two summers in a
row staff stability played
a major role in the grades
the district celebrated on
Tuesday.
While there was much
assistance offered from the
district office Wilder spe-


cifically noted the effort of
Supervisor for Instruction
Sara Joe Wooten the rub-
ber hit the road in the class-
room.
And Wilder noted that
it occurred during a tough
year, when teachers and
faculty, given the econom-
ic times and the general
morale in education as a
whole across the state, had
ample reasons in the book
not to make this past school
year one for the books.
"You have to hand it to
those teachers and adminis-
trators," Wilder said. "This
was a tough year. They had
every reason to make excus-
es about why grades might
not be that great.
"But this is a product of
people just doing their jobs
in difficult situations. This
is about the hard work the
teachers and students and
faculty put forward. I'm just
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to discuss impact
of freshwater flows
on the Apalachicola
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Florida communities

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2008, Congressman Allen
Boyd (D-North Florida)
will host a Congressional
Forum in Chattahoochee,
Florida, on the impact of
the southeastern drought
and low freshwater flows
on the Apalachicola
River and Bay and North
Florida's communities.
U.S. Congressman Heath


Shuler (D-NC), the
Chairman of the Small
Business Subcommittee
on Rural and Urban
Entrepreneurship, will
be Congressman Boyd's
special guest at the forum
and will help determine
what Congress can do to
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owners affected by this
historic drought and low
flows.
Other forum
participants will include
representatives from
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Florida's stakeholders,
localbusiness owners, local
oystermen, and experts
on the Apalachicola-
Chattahoochee-Flint (ACF)
River System.
"The people of North
Florida, who depend on the
Apalachicola River and Bay
for their livelihood, must
be heard," Congressman
Boyd said. "I am eager
for the Corps and FWS to
hear firsthand from our
oystermen, shrimpers, and
others along the river and
bay who have a tremendous
stake in the ACF issue.
Those of us in North
Florida are committed to
making sure that Florida's
resources are protected.
After years of disputes, I
will continue working and
pushing on a local, state,
and federal level to see
that a reasonable and long
term water management


solution for the ACF system
is developed."
What: Apalachicola
River and Bay
Congressional Forum
Who: Congressman
Allen Boyd
*Congressman Heath
Shuler, the Chairman
of the Small Business
SubcommitteeonRuraland
Urban Entrepreneurship
*Brigadier General
Joseph Schroedel,
South Atlantic Division
Commander, U.S. Army
Corps of Engineers
*Sam Hamilton,
Regional Director, U.S.
Fish and Wildlife Service
*Dan Tonsmeire,
Apalachicola Riverkeeper
*Dave McLain, Senior
Policy Director for the
Apalachicola Riverkeepers
and a member of the
ApalachicolaRiverRiparian
County Stakeholders
Coalition
*Jackson County
Commissioner Jeremy
Branch and spokesperson
for the Apalachicola
River Riparian County
Stakeholders Coalition
*?Kevin Begos,
.Executive Director of the


Congressman Allen Boyd
(D-North Florida)
Franklin County Oyster &
Seafood Task Force
*GradyLeavins, Owner
of Leavins Seafood
*Franklin County
Commissioner Joseph
"Smokey" Parrish
*Dr. FeliciaC. Coleman,
Director of the Coastal &
Marine Laboratory at FSU
When: 2:00 p.m.
EDT
Monday, July 21,
2008
Where: U.S.
Army Corps of Engineers'
Resource Office, 2382
Booster Club Road
Chattahoochee,
Florida 32324
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limitations, the
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Bay Congressional Forum
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Those of you who know
me well know that I'm a
geocacher. The rest of you
probably have no idea what
a geocacher is.
Geocaching is a game
played with the global posi-
tioning system, a set of 24
,satellites that communicate
with receivers called GPSrs
that can be accurate to with-
in a fraction of an inch.
GPSrs are used by sailors,
surveyors, drivers, soldiers,
fishermen and geocachers.
The signal from these
satellites was originally
encrypted so that the posi-
tioning system could only
be used by the American
military, but President Bill
Clinton had the encryption
removed, making the tech-
nology free and available to
all on May 1, 2000.
Two days later, the sport
of geocaching was born.
Leave it to a West Coast geek
to figure about a truly worth-
while use for a multibillion
dollar military project.
The first documented
placement of a GPS-located
cache took place on May
3, 2000 by Dave Ulmer of
Beavercreek, OR. The loca-
tion was posted on the
Usenet newsgroup sci.geo.
satellite-nav
The activity was orig-
inally referred to as GPS
stash hunt or gpsstashing.
This was changed after a
discussion in the gpsstash
discussion group at eGroups
(now Yahoo!).
On May 30, 2000, Matt
Stum suggested that "stash"
could have negative connota-
tions, and suggested instead
"geocaching."
By May 6, 2000, it had
been found twice and logged
once, by Mike Teague of
Vancouver, WA. According to
Ulmer's message, the origi-
nal stash was a black plas-
tic bucket buried most of
the way in the ground and
contained software, videos,
books, food, money, and a
slingshot.
The first geocache is no
longer active, but is com-
memorated with a plaque at
its site, which also contained
a can of soup. The soup still
tours the country visiting
geocaching events where it is
revered as a sacred object by
modern cachers.
Geocachers rarely meet
while searching because
of the secretive nature of.
the game. However, cach-
ers or caching groups fre-
quently sponsor events,
usually a picnic or a camp
out, where cachers gather
to discuss caching. The big-
gest of these is an annual
shindig held at a different
location each year known
as GeoWoodstock. Typically
several thousand cachers
gather for GeoWoodstock.

The Pleasure of a High-
Tech Treasure Hunt

Geocaching is basically
a high-tech treasure hunt,
where the only real treasure
is the hunt itself. One cach-
er hides a container and
posts its geographic coor-
dinates on the Internet at
www.geocaching.com. Then
other cachers scramble to
be the first to find the new
geocache.
Once a cacher finds a
cache, he or she removes
the logbook, signs it and
then posts his or her find on
the cache's website so every-
one will know the cache has
been found. After signing the
log, the finder rehides the
cache exactly as it was origi-
nally found so other cachers
can search for it.
Some caches require











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that the cacher to position
himself so that he can be
photographed by a live action
camera and have a friend
post the picture online. In
some cases, one must solve
a puzzle to claim a find, or
climb a tree, or crawl into a
cave or hike 12 miles.
Other caches barely
require that the cacher leave
the car and many are wheel-
chair accessible. The attri-
butes posted with a cache
tell how well it is hidden and
how difficult the terrain is
to cross.
Cache containers come
in sizes ranging from a rent-
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Me shortly after I fell
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shortly before I stepped in
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bed.
smaller than the tip of my
little finger. The container
of choice for many is an
ammo can, a tightly sealed
metal box designed to store
ammunition. An ammo can
is relatively cheap and is
large enough to hold a vari-
ety of items. It is also dura-'
ble and waterproof.
Occasionally, a hider
leaves a first-to-find prize in
a cache but usually they con-
tain only trinkets. As a rule
of thumb, cachers are asked
to leave something of equal
value to whatever they take
as a souvenir. Most cachers
limit the cost of trade goods
to a dollar or less. Caches
should not contain anything
that should not be found by
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Caches in the World

Geocachers come in
many shapes and sizes too.
The average cacher is over
50 and many are retired,
but the sport is also popular
among teachers, students,
law enforcement officers
and airline personnel. Many
cachers are avid outdoors-
men and the Cache In Trash
Out movement encourages
players to clean up areas
where they are caching.
I have two friends,
Tweety and the Coach, who
sold their house and bought
an RV after retiring so they
could cache constantly. They
travel around the country
spending a month here and
a month there and exhaust-
ing the area caches. They
found their 1,0001h cache
during a stay in Franklin
County.
Currently Team Alamo
are the top rated geocachers
in the world with over 28,000
finds. With 805 finds, I am
ranked at around 3,000.
Some caches remain
active for years. The oldest
of the 16,000 caches cur-
rently active in Florida was
published on Christmas Day
2000.
Currently there are
almost a quarter million
active caches in the world,
and over 250,000 geocach-
ers.
Ideally, a cache should
be hidden a place the hider
enjoys and wants to share
with others.
Many caches are located
in strange and exotic plac-
es. For instance, currently,
there are 25 active caches in
Antarctica, 10 of which have
never been found.
Some caches are hid-
den in very public places
and a cacher must use
stealth to retrieve the con-
tainer, without being seen.
Cachers often pretend that
their GPSr is a camera or a
cell phone to fool bystand-
ers, known as "muggles" to
the caching initiates. I was
once crawling around under
tables searching for a cache
hidden in the courtyard din-
ing area of a Sonic restau-
rant in South Georgia, when
I realized the manager was
standing over me.
'"All I want to know is
who are you people?" she
said. "And why are you
always crawling around my
restaurant staring at your
cell phones?"
At least one person
has died while caching. A
63-year-old man walked off
a cliff in San Antonio, Texas.


Undoubtedly, he was looking
at his GPSr and not looking
where he was going.
Geocachers like the
adventure of the sport, the
challenge of solving puzzles
or ferreting out a cache and
excitement visiting places
where caches are hidden.
While caching, I have
seen Florida panther tracks,
been attacked by a scrub
jay, found man-sized petro-
glyphs carved on slabs of
stone, encountered an alli-
gator and walked across a
log above a raging flooded
stream.
I have visited haunted
houses, ghost towns, cem-
eteries, deserted factories
and shrines. I have found
caches hidden on mountain-
tops, roof-tops, and Indian
mounds. I have retrieved
containers submerged in
fountains and camouflaged
as gulf balls, piles of poo,
snakes, turkey feeders,
birdhouses, sprinklers and
bunches of grapes.
I have climbed moun-
tains, crossed rivers and
railroad tracks and waded
through waist deep mud.
Why? For the fun!

Caching Helps Clean
Up Panama City
Neighborhood

Caching may. have some
unexpected benefits too.
There is currently a geo-
cache in Panama City, known
as "Bay County's Smallest
Beach Access," that has
become famous because it
is so difficult to find. People
have come from as far away
as Biloxi just to search for
this little monster. '
Of the over 50 peo-
ple who admit to having
searched for this cache, only
17 have found it. Many cach-
ers don't even report caches
they don't find, so I sus-
pect that closer to. 100 have
searched and many of the
searchers have made mul-
tiple visits. I've spent at least
eight hours at this notorious
geozone myself.
On a recent, unsuccess-
ful visit to the site, I met
a woman whose home is
adjacent to the small park
containing the cache. She
saw me crawling around on
my hands and knees and
we started talking about the
cache.


"Where is it?" she
asked.
"If I knew, I wouldn't be
here," I said, dusting off my
pants.
She told me that liter-
ally hundreds of people have
visited the tiny park, since
the cache was published in
December 2007.
"I want to know who to
thank," she told me.
"Thank for what?" I
asked.
'Well this is a nice neigh-
borhood," she said. "But
there is a cheap motel two
blocks away on 98 and we
had been having problems
with prostitutes working
along the street here. Since
all of you people started
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The following is a variety of the geocaches available in Franklin
County. There are roughly 100 in the county, ranging from Alligator Point to
Cape San Bias.
Sizes can range from nanos, which can be smaller than a fingertip,
all the way to large caches, which can be as large as a building.
Difficulty ratings range from 1 to 5, with a 1 referring to a geocache
basically out in the open, to a 5, which requires special tools or knowledge
to retrieve.
Terrain rating also ranges from 1 to 5. A 1 is wheelchair accessible,
while a 5 requires strenuous exercise and may be dangerous to retrieve.
Waypoint designation simply indicates the.serial number assigned
to the cache by Groundspeak, the company that manages the Geocaching
website. On the website www.groundspeak.com, a cache may be pulled up
by entering either the name or the waypoint.
A Cache for Lanark is a nano cache in Lanark Village: difficulty
rating 2, terrain rating 1, waypoint designation GC11JXH.
Big Mike's Hollywood's Finest is a regular cache in Carrabelle:
difficulty rating 1, terrain rating 1.5, waypoint designation
GC10H03.
Boo is a nano in Apalachicola: difficulty rating 2.5, terrain
rating 1, waypoint designation GCZ3ZE.
Fish Man's Cache is a large cache in Eastpoint: difficulty rating
1, terrain rating 1, waypoint designation GC10Z55.
Gary's First Cache is a small cache in Tate's Hell State Forest:
difficulty rating 3, terrain rating 2.5, waypoint designation
GC12B3K.
I Love to Cache is a puzzle cache in Apalachicola: difficulty
rating 2, terrain rating 1, waypoint designation GC136YY.
Happy Feet in Apalach is a micro cache in Apalachicola:
difficulty rating 1, terrain rating 1,'waypoint designation
GC15K6G.
Lost Dog is a regular cache in Apalachicola: difficulty rating
3.5, terrain rating 1, waypoint designation GCZNEX.
The Sand Witch is a small cache on St. George Island: difficulty
rating 1, terrain rating 1, waypoint designation GC1B4DT.
This Cache is Behind the Red Rabbit is a multi-part cache in
Apalachicola: difficulty rating 2, terrain rating 2, waypoint
designation GCZ112.
World's Smallest Police Station is a micro in Carrabelle:
difficulty rating 1, terrain rating 1, waypoint designation
GC10GZR.


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Gulf County native
Daniel Miller graduated
from Port St. Joe High
School in 1969. He-
began working at Basic
Magnesia, now Premier
Chemicals, in 1970, and'
continued there until he
suffered a massive stroke
in December, 2007. Miller
now resides in Bay St.
Joseph Nursing Home in
Port St. Joe.
Married to Tunnie
Wade since 1977, the
Millers have two children.
Justin and Lindsay. They
lived in White City until,
moving to Wewahitchka
in 1985. .
Miller joined the
White City Volunteer Fire
Department in 1977 and
remained active there
until moving to Wewa.
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an active member of the
Wewa Volunteer Fire
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He began
volunteering with Little
League in 1985, long
before either of his
children was old enough
to play. Miller continued
coaching Little League
until he transferred to
girls' softball, with the
first Gulf County traveling
team, known as the St.
Joe Sluggers, a mix of
girls from Port St. Joe and
Wewa.
Miller was
assistant coach for
the Wewahitchka .High
School softball team from
1998 to present. When
his daughter graduated
in 2004, Miller continued
his tireless efforts until his
stroke.
Miller did not just
give of himself during the
school year. but actively
coached summer softball
teams since the mid-
1990s. using his free time


and vacation time to travel
with the teams.
In addition to the
softball programs. Miller
volunteered for the
past 15 years with the
Wewahitchka High School
football program, working
on the sidelines.
The Millers attend
Glad Tidings Assembly
of 'God Church in
Wewahitchka, where
Miller has served in many
volunteer capacities over
the years.
Miller did not just
volunteer at his church,
but was always willing to
assist at any church or
community organization
that needed volunteers
for fund raising or help.
Over the years, Miller
gave financially to families
during holiday seasons,
as well as reaching
out to families in need
throughout the years.


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by Marie Logan
Star Staff Writer

Get out the fishing
poles, the dancing shoes,
and bring a healthy
appetite. It's Bayou Bash
time again.
For the sixth year, the
ever-expanding and very
popular fishing tournament
centered around Simmons
Bayou is gearing up for fun
and games.
This year, anglers from
everywhere are invited
to cast a line for a great
cause and fish for Daniel
Miller, the well-known
Wewahitchka softball coach
and Gulf County native who
suffered a massive stroke
last December.
"This is a great
opportunity for us to give
something back to the
community and help a very
worthy cause," said Donna
Spears, originator of the
tournament and owner of
Donna Spears Realty and
Triple Tails Liquor and
Gifts. '"At the same time,
it will give fishermen a
chance to have some fun
and compete for some
impressive cash prizes."
This year's Bash will
be Saturday, July 26.
Tournament registration
begins at 6 a.m. EDT at
Triple Tails, 2413 CR30A,
on tournament day.


Tournament volunteers
will also sell meals and
raffle tickets the day of the
tournament.
Rules and entry forms
are available at Triple Tails,
St. Joe Shrimp Company,
1937 C.R. 30-A, or at
fishing tackle supply stores
and marinas in the area.
The tournament is
an inshore tourney, so
fishermen can launch from
anywhere and can fish
anywhere along the bank,
the pier, and in St. Joseph
Bay and the surrounding
waters.
Check-in is at Triple
Tails and all fishermen
must be in line by 6 p.m.
EDT.
Entry fees are $35
for adults and $20 for
children 13 and under. All
fishermen receive a meal, a
raffle ticket, and a Bash tee
shirt.
The Bayou Bash is a
non-profit event with all
monies going to the year's
selected benefit, and all
entry fees paid back to the
fishermen.
Last year the Bash
raised over $15,000 for
Dennis Douglas of SeaTow
to help defray medical and
living costs incurred after
he was involved in a life-
threatening motorcycle
accident in 2006.
About 180 fishermen


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cast their lines in the 2007
tournament, then followed
up with dinner, mullet-
tossing, hula dancing and a
silent auction.
Last year's raffle prize
was a 50 hp Evinrude
motor and all raffle tickets
were gone in two days.
As of press time, this
year's raffle tickets were
available at Triple Tails and
Indian Pass Marine, 2380
C.R. 30-A. Other locauons
may be added.
Five doUar raffle ucker
this year will be eligible fdr
a fire pit from Kilgore's
Brick Pavers and Tile,
2890 U.S. 98 in Highland
View, and a $600 value rod
and reel from Half Hitch
Tackle, 212-A U.S. 98 in
Port St. Joe.
Ten dollar raffle tickets
will be drawn for a 14-foot
aluminum Weld-Craft boat.


Bash Sponsors

For anyone who would
like to donate an item(s) to
be raffled, the item will be
displayed with ,the donor's
sign on it at the Bayou
Bash.
Raffle tickets will be
sold in advance and on the
day of the Bash. All monies
from these ticket sales will
go directly to Daniel Miller.
All sponsors will be
listed on a large banner at.
the Bash. Donors will also
be recognized if they are
present at thetBdsh.' '
The name. of donors
designated as "Admirals'
and' "Captains" "will be
printed on the Eayou Bash.
2008 tee shirts and posters,.-
with "Admirals" in larger.
print.
Deadline for having-
names printed ,,qn the
tee, shirts is Jtly,..
.Sponsorship checks .'m4$
,.also be received by" 8..a
All checks should .,ffmadL
payable to Bayot,Bash a.rq.
mailed to Donna Spears,
2220 CR30A, Port St. Joe,
FL 32456.
All sponsors are
encouraged to drop off a
banner 6r sign for their
company, to be displayed
at the Basht. All banners
and signs must be at Triple
Tails by July 24, and must
be picked up by August 1.
If anyone has questions
or would like to volunteer,
please contact Donna
Spearsat850-227-7879(W),
850-527-7623(C), or Triple
Tails at 850-227-7337.


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Caused Wins Gaskin Park Flathead Tournament


i2007 tournament and 22
people, 69 flathead, total
weight 902.52 at the 2006
tournament. Apparently all
that rain made the fishing
even better this year. The
flathead catfish is a non-
native, predatory species
that consumes native fish
Ron b so there is no size or bag
zrEs limit and they should not
IatrL. be released alive according
D ',i to Florida Fish and Wildlife
ID
Conservation Commission.
r The Apalachicola
Tournament Trail ends
with the Florida Catfish
Classic in August. A $1,000
cash prize is awarded at
this tournament for the
most combined poundage
from all five tournaments
in the Trail. The winning
fisherman must have
fished in at least 4 of the
5 tournaments. At the
end of the Gaskin Park
Jimmy tournament, which is the
third of five in the series,
Jamie Lee of Blountstown is
ahead with 330.55 pounds,
Tommy m


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total -% M
this t


2nd place winner Ken
Sumner


Carmen McLemore of
Wewahitchka is presently in
2nd place with 314.41 and
Matt Perkins of Bristol is
presently third with 276.29.
Two more tournaments to
go, guys! Good Luck!
Funds raised at this
tournament will benefit the
Employees Club of the City
of Wewahitchka for their
scholarship funds and
community service. The
tournament will be held
next year June 26 & 27,
2009, the last weekend of
the month.
Wewahitchka
Employees Club would like
to thank all the fishermen
and fisherwomen who
participated as well as all
the employees and club
members who manned
stations for more than 24
hours. Special thanks
goes to Jerry Bowen of Bell
Supply for his assistance
with the weigh in and prize
distribution. Thanks also
goes to The Gulf County
Tourist Development
Council who assisted in
the sponsorship of the
tournament and supplied
the ball caps given to each
registered fisherman.
Winners trophies were
donatedbyPeak's Unlimited
of Wewahitchka.
The next tournament
on the 2008 Apalachicola
Flathead Catfish
Tournament Trail will be
Hosford Telogia Volunteer
Fire Department Flathead
Catfish Tournament July 25
and 26; contact Chairman
Rudy Sumner at 850-566-
0812. Applications can
be found at Liberty County
Senior Citizens Center,
Hosford-Telogia Volunteer
Fire Dept or Wewa City
Hall.
Wewa City Employees


Wewahitchka
Employees Club held the
Fourth Annual Gaskin
Park Flathead Catfish
Tournament Friday and
Saturday, June 27 &
28, 2008. Ninety four
fishermen participated,
occupying 55 boats, despite
all the rain around Wewa.
Trophies were presented
as well as prize money
totaling $2,650 and the
winners were:
1st place Brad
Causey
Wewahitchka, FL
36.00 pounds
$1,000
2nd Place Ken
Sumner
Bristol, FL
34.79 pounds
$500
3rd Place Reese
Mears
Altha, FL


27.52 pounds
$400
4th place -
Minchew
Wewahitchka, F
25.43 pounds
$300
5th place -


Earnest
Hosford, FL
25.03 pounds
$200
Most boat
poundage for
tournament:


Jamie Lee
Blountstown, FL
188.16 pounds
$250

Forty three fishermen
weighed in 157 flathead
catfish for a total
tournament weight of
1,535.07 pounds compared
to 28 people, 86 flathead,
total weight 900.84 at the


Club will be holding the
10th Annual Florida Catfish
Classic Tournament Friday
and Saturday, August 29 &
30, at Gaskin Park at the
end of Lake Grove Road
in Wewahitchka. Funds
raised by this tournament
are for scholarships for
area students for college


or vocational schools.
For more information,
registration or sponsorship
forms, call Connie Parrish
850-639-2605, Angie
Minchew 850-639-3474,
or Don Minchew 850-639-
2605. Forms can be picked
up at Wewa City Hall and
various area businesses.


Swimming Lessons in PSJ
Gull County, Florida 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 continue 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- 845
Contact: Mary Baird at 227-1757 to register (www.
stjorbaygolf.com)


For more Information on Red
and other training, contact the
Chapter at 850-763-6587.


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The Gulf County School system '1s in good

hands. W have fire, qualified, caring teachers,

staff, ainitraors, support personnel, and a

hands-on dedicated school board. As your school

supedrintendent it has been my privilege to serve

with these Individuals to provide the best educa-

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County children.

I humbly seek your support for reelection as

Superintendent to uphold and maintain our tradi-

tion of excellence. The responsibilies of this office

require administrative experience. Having served

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school and as YOUR superintendent the past four

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Ponytail
The Port St. Joe girls
softball Ponytail All-Star
team traveled to Belleview
on July 3 for the Dixie Youth
State championships.
The tournament was
played throughout the
weekend and the young la-
dies played some good ball
against tough competition,
finishing third.
Port St. Joe 2, Chipley 0
Alex Hodge pitched a
complete game striking out
10 batters while giving up
only two walks and three
hits.
Chipley's Sarah Gilbert
pitched a great game, strik-
ing out 16.
Lauren Costin started
the Port St. Joe fourth in-
ning with a walk. Ashley
Babcock ripped a two-out


Finish Third at State


double to score Costin.
Hodge followed with a single
to right, Babcock scoring.
Christian Laine also
had a hit for Port St. Joe.
Wahnetta 6,
Port St. Joe 1
Port St. Joe held tough
through four innings and
scored in its only run in the
bottom of the sixth.
Wahnetta answered
with the help of a walk and
two errors to .core a pair of
runs to take the lead.
Wahnetta added two
runs in the fifth and two
more in the sixth to ice the
game.
Babcock pitched a com-
plete game giving up five
hits. However, Port St. Joe
committed six errors and
five of Wahnetta's six runs


were unearned.
Port St. Joe 14,
Oak Griner 4
Facing elimination,
girls' bats came alive.
Griner jumped out t
2-0 first inning lead. In
second inning Port St.
scored 10 runs to break
game open.
Stephanie Brinkm
came into the game to p
midway through the firs
ning with 2 runs in and
bases loaded. She str
out 2 batters to end the
ly threat by Oak Griner.
Brinkmeier struck
12 batters in 5 1/3 inn
while giving up just one
and four walks. The off
was lead by Kesley M
2nd inning 3-run h
run.


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District Winners: Port St. Joe Majors All-Star team.
Front Row: Walt Wilder, Bryce Godwin, JD Davis, Javarri Beachum, Devin Strickla
Drew Lacour. Back Row: Austin Clayton, Dallas Burke, Nick Renfro, Barrett Lake, Jus
Cothran, Bryan Powell. Coach Stacy Strickland, Manager Mark Cothran, Coach M
Powell.


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Haley Wood, Christian
Laine, Shannon Pridgeon,
Lesley Miles, Lauren Costin,
Lexi McGhee, and Rachel
Douglas all had singles.
Belleview 8,
Port St. Joe 0
The Port St. Joe girls
ran out of gas after playing
3 days in a row at 2 p.m.
The central Florida heat
and humidity was near re-


cord highs. The girls played
all three days at the hottest
time of the day.
The girls played Bel-
leview tough through the 4th
inning, trailing just 3-0 into
the 4th. A few errors assist-
ed Belleview in the win.
"We lost to the state
champions and runner-up,"
said Coach Steve Brink-
meier. "We played some
great softball and these
young ladies never quit."
The final four teams
included three travel teams


and Port St. Joe's girls. We
battled against teams that
were loaded with travel ball
players. The Wahneha team
had 10 travel ball players.
"I would personally like
to thank the players, their
parents, and this great com-
munity for letting me coach
these fine young, ladies.
These girls and this com-
munity should be proud of
their\ accomplishments. It
was another great year for
youth sports in St. Joe,"
said Coach Brinkmeier.


Hobby Lands 950 Pound Tigershark for Tagging Program


George Hobby, Jr.,
out a resident of Powder
ings Springs, Georgia, caught
e hit an approximately 12 V2'
ence foot, 952-pound tiger shark
liles' off the beach on Cape San
ome Blas.
Hobby managed the feat
by running bonita as bait
500 to 600 feet from the
shore by jet ski, dropping
it before returning to the
beach to wait... and wait...
"That Tuesday night we
ran the bait out as the sun
was setting around 8 p.m.
At about 11 'p.m. the line
took off and I set the hook
in this huge shark," Hobby
said.
"She put up a huge
fight for about an hour and
20 minutes. It took all the
strength I had to fight her.
She pulled so much drag
that I almost ran out of line.
She pulled so hard that I
had to have water poured
on the brakes of the reel to
keep it cool.
'"Around 12:30 a.m. it
took six men to pull her to
the beach and to remove the
hook and tag her," Hobby
concluded. "We got our
nd, photos and we released her
stin back, in good condition."
like Hobby has frequented
the Panhandle for shark


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fishing for the last 25 years.
Most of the fishing he's done.
has been off the pier and
beach in Mexico Beach, but
over the last 10 years Hobby
migrated over to the beaches
off Cape San Blas, where he
has caught numerous types
of sharks, including tiger,
hammerhead, bull, black
tip, nurse, and sand sharks.
Most of these, Hobby is
happy to admit, were
released in good conditions.
In recent years Hobby


volunteered to tag any
sharks he caught and
release them as part of
an ongoing study for the
Department of Commerce-
NOAA- NMFS- NEFSC,
called the APEX predators
program or the Cooperative
Shark Tagging Program.
The program's mission
is to conduct life history
studies of commercially and
recreationally important
shark species.


Marquardt's Marina 4th

Annual Offshore Classic


The two-day offshore
fishing tournament is fast
approaching, July 25 and
26. Entry Fee is $200 per
boat. You can sign up now
at Marquardt's Marina or
visit our website at www.
marquardtsmarina.com.
Over $7,000 is given out
in cash and prizes. Also
all proceeds benefit the
MBARA.
Categories: Wahoo,
dolphin, and King Mackerel
1st place in each category
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The grand prize winner
will receive $1,500.
July 24-Capt's Party
at 5 p.m. CST and Calcutta
at 5:30 p.m. CST at
Marquardt's Marina.
July 25 and 26-5 a.m.
CST fishing begins, and 3
p.m. to 5 p.m. CST comes
the weigh-in.
July 26-Awards Party
at 6 p.m. CST at Marquardt's
Marina.
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Rounding the Bases


By Paul Payne
Photography by David Robertson Jr.
Montgomery Living Magazine
Trinity Presbyterian School's varsity
baseball coach Ken Whittle recently added
to an impressive record, chalking up his
500th win. Along with a few of the athletes
who have benefited from his direction, this
competitive yet humble man summed up
his time as a coach thus far.
During Brian Willett's 30-year ten-
ure as headmaster of Trinity Presbyterian
School, few decisions helped shape the
future of the school or impact the lives of
its students like a job search he conducted
during the summer of 1978.
Trinity was seeking a new basketball
coach, and Willett vividly recalls meeting
with a young applicant who had gradu-
ated from Huntingdon only weeks earlier.
"I remember interviewing this fellow, and
he was one of the most humble men I'd
ever met," he said. "You could tell he des-
perately wanted a job, and I'll never forget
how he leaned forward, propped his arms
on my desk and said, 'If you take a chance
on me, you'll never regret it.' For some
reason, I believed him. That was one of the
smartest decisions I ever made and never
did he give me a reason to second-guess
that decision."
Thus began the association of Ken
Whittle with Trinity and the genesis of a
coaching career that has changed the lives
of many. From humble beginnings in Port
St. Joe, Fla. as the son of a paper mill
worker, Whittle has become the patriarch
of the Wildcat athletic program that is syn-
onymous with championships. Having won
three state baseball championships and
notching his 500th career victory earlier


this season, the veteran .coach's influence
far exceeds just wins and losses.
"Coach Whittle loves his players and
cares about preparing them for life more
than he does about winning," said Dr.
David Stanley, a local pediatric dentist
who graduated from Trinity in '94. "This
may not always come across because he's
such a competitor, but his style of coaching
helps prepare you for life."
James Moody was a vital part of
Whittle's first state championship in '85
before moving into coaching himself.
Moody won 280 games in 13 years at
Demopolis including the Class 5A title in
2005. However, he couldn't pass up the
chance to be reunited with his mentor.
"Being able to coach with Ken had a big
impact on my decision to return to Trinity.
I gave up a lot to come back here, but it
was a no-brainer really," Moody said. '"After
all these years, successes or failures have
never changed him. He's the same person
with the same Christian values."
Like most boys, Whittle had dreams
of one day becoming a professional base-
ball player. His mindset changed in high
school, though, when he decided to pursue
a career in coaching. "I was surrounded
by so many great coaches who were such
a tremendous influence on the lives of so
many young men, and I wanted to be like
them," Whittle said. "They were hard, they
were demanding, but they were men of
character, and I knew they loved us."
Whittle was working part-time at the
paper mill in his hometown when Willett
called to offer him the job. However, short-
'ly after accepting the offer to come to
Trinity, Whittle began to second-guess his
decision. "Right off the bat, it was a big


mistake. I realized I had
stepped into more than
I could handle because I
found out I didn't know
anything about. basket-
ball or coaching. But
Brian encouraged me to
hang in there. If I'd been
coaching anywhere else,
I probably would have
been let go," Whittle
said.
In 1981, Whittle
was approached about
starting a baseball team
at Trinity. After gain-
ing assurance that the
school was fully com-
mitted to seeing the pro-
gram flourish, he again
experienced some grow-
ing pains. "We practiced
on a terrible field that
only had a backstop and
some tie-down bases.
We didn't have a home
field, and I remember we were pretty bad.
We did beat ACA in the last game to finish
1-9," Whittle said.
More importantly, Whittle had begun to
lay the foundation for a platform to influ-
ence young men that's still thriving three
decades later. "Coach Whittle's impact on
my life was much larger than baseball
because my mother died when I was in the
ninth grade, and I was having trouble deal-
ing with her loss," said David Little, now
the owner of Tucker Pecan. "At the tough-
est time of my life, he was there for me. He
taught me how to grieve, but also how to
push forward and live my life in a way to


Ken Whittle


please God."
Whittle met and later proposed to his
wife, Becky, at the same spot in the bleach-
ers of the old gym at Trinity. The couple
has two daughters-Ashley and Sarah-
who are now in college and have provided
great balance to his coaching passion. "The
Lord knew what I needed when he gave me
those girls. I always thought I wanted boys
that would become athletes, but instead
He provided me with two young ladies who
have captured my heart," Whittle said.
After completing his 28th season as
baseball coach, Whittle still brings an
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Kevin Ruth Hendrix of Port St. Joe
mily is and the late Dewey Brannon
of the and Joyce Brannon of
Bonifay, Florida. Kevin is
the son of Joel and Susan
Stilwell of Pace, Florida.
Emily is a graduate
of Pace High School and
received her Bachelor of
Science in Nursing from
the University of South
Alabama. She is work-
ing as a Registered Nurse
in Labor and Delivery at
Sacred Heart Hospital in
Pensacola, Florida. Kevin is
a graduate of the University
of West Florida and is com-
pleting studies for a Masters
degree in Optical Physics
at the University of Central
Florida in Orlando. He is
employed as a Research
Physicist at Eglin Air Force
Base.
The wedding will take
place on August 23, 2008
at Old Christ Church in
Pensacola, Florida.
The couple will
make their home in Pace,
Florida.


Red Hat

Chit Chat
The Red Hat Beach
Belles will be traveling
to Wakulla Springs on
Tuesday, July 15. All will
car pool, so meet at the
Mexico Beach Civic Center
at. 8 a.m. Central Time.
The River Boat Tour (40
minutes) and The Glass
Bottom Boat Tour (30 min-
utes) will each cost $6.00.
Swimming can also be an
activity while there.
Please call Barbara
Ginsberg at 648-8629 to
attend.


Happy First Birthday
Gavin Miller turned one year old on July 5th. Friends
& family joined him in celebrating with a Spongebob cake,
shrimp boil, and hot dogs around the swimming pool.


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Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey R.
Breman of Wewahitchka, FL
announce the engagement
of their daughter Jeena
Davis Breman to Daryl Ray


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Knee, son of Mr. and Mrs.
Robert Eugene Knee of
Wewahitchka, FL
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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 F.E. Warren
AFB, Cheyenne,
SWY.
The wedding
is planned for 3
p.m. on Aug. 2,
2008 at First
Baptist Church
in Wewahitchka,
4 FL with a recep-
tion following at
the Honeyville
Community
Center.
The bride and
groom wish to
extend an invita-
tion to all friends
of the families.


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Office Hours In Northwest Florida


U.S. Senator Mel
Martinez (R-FL) today
announced Community
Office Hours in Northwest
Florida to be held in Bay,
Gulf, Franklin, Liberty,
Calhoun, Jackson and
Washington counties
on Tuesday, July 22nd,
Wednesday, July 23rd and
Thursday, July 24th.
"Community Office
Hours events are an oppor-
tunity for residents to meet
with members of my staff
to work through specif-
ic questions or concerns
involving federal programs.
Caseworkers often help
citizens gain hard-to-find
information from federal
agencies and access to their
proper benefits," Martinez
said.
At Community Office
Hours events, caseworkers
from the Office of Senator
Martinez are available to


assist constituents with
concerns and issues rang-
ing from veterans benefits
issues to healthcare, Social
Security, Medicare, pass-
port applications and other
services administered by
the federal government.

Tuesday, July 22:

BAY COUNTY:
1:00 2:00 PM
(CENTRAL TIME)
The Greater Panama
City Beaches Chamber of
Commerce
309 Beckrich Road
Panama City Beach, FL

GULF COUNTY:
4:00 5:00 PM
(EASTERN TIME)
Robert Moore
Administration Building
Room 310
1000 Cecil G. ,Costin
Blvd.


Port St. Joe, FL

Wednesday, July 23:

FRANKLIN COUNTY:
9:00 10:00 AM
(EASTERN TIME)
Franklin County
Courthouse
County Commissioner
Meeting Room
34 Forbes Street
Apalachicola, FL

LIBERTY COUNTY:
12:00 1:00 PM
(EASTERN TIME)
Liberty County
Courthouse
Courtroom
10818 State Road 20
Bristol, FL

CALHOUN COUNTY:
2:00 3:00 PM
(CENTRAL TIME)
Calhoun County
Courthouse


Room 321
20859 Central Ave. E.
Blountstown, FL

Thursday, July 24:

JACKSON COUNTY:
9:00 10:00 AM
(CENTRAL TIME)
Jackson County Public
Library
Conference Room

2929 Green Street
Marianna, FL

WASHINGTON
COUNTY:
11:00 AM 12:00 PM
(CENTRAL TIME)
Washington County
Courthouse
2nd Floor
1293 Jackson Avenue
Chipley, FL


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 and
Parks is encouraging fam-
ily-friendly, outdoor recre-
ation with the launch of its
"Family, Friends, Fun" cam-
paign to reconnect children
and families with nature.
Since 1985, the National
Recreation and Park
Association has designat-
ed 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 experi-
ence ...the Real FloridaSM,"
said DEP Secretary Michael
W. Sole, who himself start-
ed 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 dur-
ing Recreation and Parks
Month. On Sunday, July
'13, entry into all 161 state
parks will be free, providing
an opportunity for everyone


Transportation

Planning

Meeting

(The Public is invited)

Bay, Gulf, Holmes,
and Washington Regional
Transportation Partnership
Executive Committee
Meeting-10:30 a.m. CDT
Monday, July 14, 2008

Parker City Hall
Commission Chambers
1001 W. Park Street,
Parker, Florida

The agenda will include
the following topics:
1. Approval of
Amendment to the Regional
Transportation Partnership
Regional Network Map
2. Approval to Request
Increased Transportation
Regional Incentive Program
(TRIP) Funding for FDOT
District 3
3. Status of TRIP
Funding and Project
Applications
4. Public Forum. This
is an opportunity for the
public to address transpor-
tation issues.
Direct questions or com-
ments to Sharon Burnett at
850-392-1104, or Sharon.
burnett@wfrpc.org.
Staff will make rea-
sonable accommoda-
tions for access to the
meetings in accordance
with the Americans with
Disabilities Act and for lan-
guage requirements other
than English. Please notify
Ms. Ellie Roberts of access
or language requirements
at 1-800-226-8914, ext.
218, at least 48 hours in
advance.


to head outdoors and expe-
rience Florida State Parks.
.The National Park
Service and the National
Association of State Park
Directors encourage the
nation's state park systems
to endorse the national ini-
tiative to connect children
and nature, and influence
the decline of nature-def-
icit disorder. The ongoing
movement to promote out-
door activity began with
Richard Louv's book, The
Last Child in the Woods:
Saving Our Children from
Nature-Deficit Disorder
which highlighted the ben-
efits of outdoor recreation.
Studies show that young
people between the ages
eight and 18 average almost
seven hours per day play-
ing indoors on computers,
video games and watch-
ing television, resulting in
increased cases of obesity,
Attention Deficit Disorder


and depression.
"Without the encour-
agement of parents and
friends, children are less
likely to play outdoors and
gain exposure to natural
resources and nature-based
recreation," said Florida
State Parks Director Mike
Bullock. "Establishing a
healthy relationship with
nature during childhood is a
valuable habit thatwill ben-
efit individuals and society
as a whole for years."
The first two-time
Gold Medal winner honor-
ing the nation's best state
park service, Florida's
state park system is one of
the largest in the country
with 161 parks spanning
almost 700,000, acres and
100 miles of sandy white
beach. From swimming
and diving in Florida's riv-
ers and springs to birding
and fishing or hiking and
riding on natural scenic


trails, Florida's state parks
offer year-around outdoor
activities for all ages. Battle
re-enactments and Native
American festivals celebrate
Florida's unique history,
while art shows, muse-
ums and lighthouses offer
a window into Florida's
cultural heritage. Florida's
state parks are also home
to the 2008 Best Beach in
the nation, Caladesi Island
State Park, located off the
coast of Southwest Florida
in Pinellas County
For more information
about Florida State Parks
and activities scheduled for
July 13 and through-
out Recreation and
Parks Month, visit www.
FloridaStateParks.org. For
more information on the
national initiative to connect
children and nature, visit
http ://www.childrenandna-
ture.org/.


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Available now for adoption from the St; Joseph Bay
Humane Society -
Brooks & Dunn, male kittens, three months (pic-
tured); Little Rascals, three lively pups; Sassy, a beauti-
ful, brindle female; Shep, a male shepherd pup, four
months old; Puppies, puppies: Come and see.
Always kittens! Come see.
Please visit Faith's Thrift Hut, 1007 Tenth Street.
Thrusday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Please
call 227-1109 for more information. Volunteers needed.

When the economy does a nosedive, publicly sup-
ported organizations are the 'first to falter. After eleven
years of wonderful support, St. Joseph Bay Humane
Society finds it necessary to ask for additional tax
decutivie assistance. Shelter operations can't simply
be stopped and started. Please help keep this public
resource functional by sending your generous donations
to:
SJBHS
1007 Tenth Street
Port St. Joe, FL 32456
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Nascar Fun Show A Success


Jean McMillian and Jesse Eubanks sponsored a
NASCAR Fun Show (Horse Show) to benefit Big River
Rider's 4-H Horse Club. This event was put on to help
raise money to help offset expenses to send 5 members
who qualified to go to State competition July 10th-12th in
Tampa, Florida. Those members are: Junior/ Intermediate
division: Calvin Cuchens and Trisha Davidson; Senior
division: Alicia Allison, Tony Elia and Hayley Smith.
Participants had to have (1) sponsor to participate
with a minimum of $20 sponsorship and a $5 entry.
Participants had to make a sign for their sponsorships
(unless sponsor provided one). These signs were hung up
around the arena during the show. Signs will be hung up
during future shows as well.
This was a day full of fun for everyone from participants
to spectators. Participants competed in several fun events
such as Wewa 500 (Four Corner Arena Race), Car
Crash (egg & spoon), Pit Stop (ride-a-buck), Roster Pull
(Magazine race), Stop 'n Go (musical feed bags) to name
a few.
Participants provided much entertainment for all to
see while also competing and having a lot of fun. Not to
mention entertainment from the announcers booth by
Jarrod "J-Rod" Wester and his co-host Jimmy Alford.
Big River Rider's 4-H Horse Club wishes to thank the
following sponsors for sponsoring participants for this
event (minimum sponsorships were $20):
A-1 Oil & Muffler
Fairpoint Communications (7 sponsorships)
Tanja's
Horse Shoeing & Trimming Lee McMillian (2
sponsorships)
Pippin Watercraft Repair
Wewa Lighthouse Resturant ($75 sponsorship)
Harold's Auto Parts
Vision Bank
Honeyville United Methodist Church ($200)
First United Methodist Church ($40)
Dr. James Campbell ($25)
Dr. Michael Barnes
Howard Creek Country Mart
RD's Takeout
David Rich's IGA
Howard Creek Cafe
Kandi's Kountry Kuts
Harold Thompson & Jean McMillian
Performance Horses Wendy Temple ($45)
Double Time Farm


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Bayside Lumber & Building Supply ($25)
Wesley's Electrical Services, Inc.
Gwen's Bloomers
Hwy 22 Storage ($50)
Emerald Coast Federal Credit Union
Mayhann's Used Cars (2 sponsorships)
Raffield's Fisheries (2 sponsorships)
Kenny Strange Electric
Gulf County Wrecker Service ($100)
Randy's Discount Grocery
Southern Outfitters Trading Post
Crawdad's Oyster Bar & Grill
Dixie Dandy
Creek Stop & Deli
Jackson Hewitt
Norris Auto Repair
Dykes Industries, Inc.
Sheriff Joe Nugent ($100)
C. D. Holley Land Clearing
Lacivita Construction, Inc. ($30)
Big Ten Trimmers ($25)
Riverside Cuts
Bo Knows Pest Control
With your support this event turned out to be a great
success. This will possibly become an annual event in our
fundraising efforts.
We also want to thank the spectators, show crew, and
parents for your continued support.
Thanks for supporting Big River Rider's 4-H Horse
Club.


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Margaret Linton
Mrs. Margaret Linton, 85, passed away Tuesday, July
1, 2008 in Blountstown. Mrs. Linton was a lifelong resi-
dent of Calhoun and Gulf Counties.
Survivors include her sons, Wayne, Roger, Edward, and
Michael Linton, all of Wewahitchka, Greg and Ricky Linton
of Schriever, LA; 20 grandchildren, many great-grandchil-
dren; three sisters, Ruby Bridges of Blountstown, Mittie
Ruth Pate of Clarksville, and Elese Price of Wewahitchka;
a brother-in-law, Elbert Williams of Hosford, a sister-in-
law, Thelma Burch of Scotts Ferry; and numerous nieces
and nephews.
She is preceded in death by her husband, William
Linton; daughters, Quida Carol Roussel, and Bessie
Louise Millirons; a son, Jimmy Farrell Linton; a sister,
Allie Bea Williams; and two brothers, R. H. Burch and
Edward Eugene Burch.
The funeral service was held at 10:00 a.m. EDT
Saturday, July 5 from the graveside in Pine Memorial
Cemetery. Interment followed.
All services are under the direction of the Comforter
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Sunday Morning Worship ...........11 a.m.


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


Vadalee "Dee" Williams
Born in Carryville, FL to George and Mary Elizabeth
Hewett on August 22, 1919, Vadalee "Dee" Williams went
to be with her Lord and Savior on July 4, 2008. Vadalee
was a long time resident of Gulf County and is best
remembered as the owner and operator of the Oak Grove
Skating Rink for a number of years. She is preceded in
death by her husband Lee Ander Williams, daughter Ethel
Riddle and granddaughter Patricia Matlock. Survived
by her brother Joe Hewett, sisters Pearl Blount and
Ada Curry,. Daughters: Debra Dykes of Madison, Tracie
Nelson of Mayo, and Tom Williams of Wewahitchka. 9
grand children, 9 great grandchildren, and I great-great
grandson. A memorial service will be held Friday, July 11
at 1 p.m. CST/2 p.m. EST at the Church of Jesus Christ
of Latter Day Saints, 318 Robyn Lane, Mexico Beach. In
lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American
Cancer Society.


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




BEACH BAPTIST CHAPEL
311 Columbus St. St. Joe Beach, FL 32456
A LIGHTHOUSE FOR THE LORD
SUNDAY: General Assembly 9:45 a.m. ET- Bible Study all ages 10 a.m. ET
Morning Worship 11 a.m. ET Evening Worship 6 p.m. ET
Tuesday: Choir Practice 7 p.m.
Wednesday: Kids for Christ 6 p.m. /Prayer Meeting & Youth Group 7 p.m.
"0 taste and see that the Lord is good: blessed is the man that trusteth in 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


Ch1irch of Christ
at the Beaches
Established 33 AD in Jerusalem


We meet at ~ 350 Firehouse Rtoad
Overstreet 850.647.1622


Sunday Bible Study
Sunday Worship
Wednesday Bible Study


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


"We are about our Father's business"


B.H. Hamm


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B. H., "Bascom" Hamm, l
79, Passed away early Tuesday
morning July 1, 2008. He was
retired from St. Joe Paper
Company. Mr. Hamm served
in the Port Saint Joe Volunteer
Fire Department for well over ',
20 years, including many as
Chief. He also served as an
Auxiliary officer for the Port
Saint Joe Police Department.
He coached Little League
Baseball, played professional
baseball with the Dodgers, played basketball and served
as referee for the Mens League of Port St. Joe. He helped
many children learn the art of baseball which he loved.
They are all grown men now. He was a great father.
He is survived by two brothers, Benton Hamm and
Hinton Hamm; two children, Becky Weston and Buddy
Hamm; grandchildren Wendy Bradley, Shelly Cannon,
Aaron and Kaleb Hamm, Ireland and Garreth Hamm; and
a great-grandson, Ace Cannon.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Louise Hamm,
and a son, Craig Hamm.
He will be truly missed by family and friends.
Funeral services were held Thursday, July 3, 2008
at 11 a.m. EDT at Hope Family Worship Center with the
Rev. Glen Davis officiating. Interment followed in Holly
Hill Cemetery.
All services were under the direction of Comforter
Funeral Home.
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Duke

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ST. JAMES'

EPISCOPAL CHURCH

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

First Bap tist 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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"Touching Lives with the Love of Jesus"
Join us in worship ... Apothio oe
10:30 Sunday Morning Hwy. 98
7:00 Wednesday Evening W 'o-
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Cathy Rutherford i IfCu
Rhema Bible Training Center graduates -n e
Visit our website at: familylifechurch.net Wewohitchko
323 Reid Avenue Port St. Joe 229-LIFE (5433)

The friendly place to worship!

First Baptist Church
MEXICO BEACH
Located at 823 N. 15th St., Mexico Beach
Corner of 15th 6'r 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




111 North 22nd Street Mexico Beach, FL 32410
Sunday Worship Services:
8:30 a.m. Traditional Worship
9:45 a.m CST Bible Study
11:00 a.m. Contemporary Worship
Open Hearts. Open minds. Open doors.
The people of Mexico Be(ch United Methodisi Chgnrh


The Christian Conscience


This message is about cancer. Since I am not a doc-
tor, nothing that I write here should be taken as medical
advice. However, as a research chemist, I have spent
countless hours researching the subject. My parents
both had cancer, and my mother died from cancer. My
dad beat two types of cancer and lived to be 96 Vi. I have
known quite a few people who had cancer. Some survived
and some did not.
So, here, I am going to tell you what I would do if I
had cancer. I am now 67 and have never been told that I
had cancer.
First let's see what the Bible has to say on the sub-
ject. In the book of Isaiah, chapter 38, we read that King
Hezbkiah had a "boil," and that Isaiah was told by God
to apply a poultice of figs on the boil. Since it says that
Hezekiah was near death, I believe that he was suffering
from a form of cancer. Figs just happen to be among the
strongest of the alkaline producing foods. Nutritionists
are now saying that alkalizing foods are helpful in fighting
cancer., The chemistry of this account is very interesting.
Many doctors now believe that cancer thrives in an acid
environment, and cannot survive in an alkaline environ-
ment.
I have a family doctor whom I hold in very high regard,
however, if I had cancer, I would also seek the advice of
another doctor--one who specializes in treating cancer.
I am impressed by the TV ads of the Cancer Treatment
Centers of America. Unlike most of the scam ads, this
group of people seems to know what they are doing, and
are willing to do more than take your money and tell you
how long you have to live.
If I had cancer, I would pray, and seek the prayers of
those, who believe that there is healing in the stripes that
Jesus bore. The apostle Peter wrote in 1 Peter 2, "...who


Himself bore our sins in His own body on the tree, that
we, having died to sins, might live for righteousness-by
whose stripes you were healed." At the Mexico Beach
Christian Worship Center, we routinely pray in this man-
ner, and have seen a number of miraculous cures.
I would also eat more of those foods, which are known
to be alkaline producing. In addition to figs, other strong
alkaline producing foods are raisins, spinach, broccoli,
lima beans, and carrots. On the other hand, alcoholic
beverages and tobacco are acidifying. This is just what
you don't want, if you like living!
There are nutritional supplements, which are known
to have at least some effect on cancer. This information
can be found on the Internet. These supplements can
be found in most health food stores or obtained through
mail order catalogs. I take a couple of these supplements
myself.
I would also find a way to make my water less acidic.
There are a number of devices advertised on the internet,
that claim to be able to do this. I can't say whether they
are worthwhile, but if I had been told that I was dying of
cancer, I would at least consider them. Don't give up.
God wants you to live!
At the Mexico Beach' Christian Worship Center, our
services begin, with a time of greeting and fellowship, at
9:30 Sunday AM central time. Worship begins at 9:45 AM.
We worship at the Mexico Beach Civic Center on 105 N.
31st street, which is behind the Beach Walk gift shop, just
off rte. 98.
God Bless,
Pastor Tim Morrill'
Mexico Beach Christian Worship Center
pastor@mexicobeachcwc.com


Faith Bible Kids Camp First Baptist Church VBS


Faith Bible Church will be hosting a Kids Camp! We
will have daily group devotions, worship, and small group
Bible stories. The kids will -participate in activities such
as: crafts, recreation, weird science, kitchen chaos, cre-
ative arts, and more! This free camp will be an all day
event (9am-5pm) for children who have completed K-5th
Grade, and will take place July 14-16. For more informa-
tion please visit www.faithbiblepsj.net or call the church
at 229-6707.


inpiration Point


Aloha everybody! We would like to invite all those kids
who are 3 years old to those entering fifth grade to come
to First Baptist Church's VBS. This year theme is called
"Outrigger Island, Living God's Unshakeable Truth".
The kids will get a chance to ride the waves to some won-
derful places like the craft cabana, look out mission, and
music falls. The dates for VBS are July 21st-July 25th
from 9am till noon. You can register at the church office
at 102 Third St. If you have any questions please call us at
227-1552. We look forward to seeing you there.


- A Kernel Of Wheat Falls


As I walked up to the casket, bagpipe music softly wailed "Amazing Grace." I knew Patty was in heaven, still
I felt like crying. Is it acceptable to ask, "Why would one of the kindest people I know die at age forty-nine?
Some eulogies are spread so thick with the frosting of compliments that you wonder if they're really talking
about the person who died.
Admit it; you've experienced this.
With Patty, no frosting was needed to sweeten or to smear over flaws in her life.
Days leading to her death, I had been pondering Jesus' words; letting them infiltrate my brain. "I tell you
the truth, unless a kernel of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it remains only a single seed. But if it dies, it
produces many seeds."
Our lives are initially a single kernel of wheat. Completely focused on our own wants, needs and desires; at
the end of life a single life has been bettered-your own.
Then there is the dying seed scenario.
Here's how it works. Patty never drove. She usually walked or rode her three-wheel bike to her numerous
volunteer activities. She helped at a nursing home with her church, at school she mentored children, and if there
was a charity walkathon, she was probably involved. Patty was prolific in sending out cards-condolences, get-
wells, on and on. She was even taking piano lessons to fill a need in the small church she attended. Her pastor
said in the eulogy: "Patty probably shared Jesus with more people than I ever will."
By serving the needs of others, Patty produced many seeds. She improved the lives of countless people.
Most why-death questions are never answered. There is a much more important
question.
How? How did you live the time God gave you?
By Rick Leland


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.
K All Times are EST


Rev. Mac Fulcher
PASTOR
Jeff Witey
Assistant PastorMiusic
Deborah Loyless
Director of Children Ministries


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




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

Pastor Howard Riley Welcomes Everyone


'N Worship with us at
Long Avenue Baptist Church
Where Faith, Family d&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!
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Sunday School 9:45
Sunday Worship Service 10:45
Wednesday Cafe 5 pm
Wednesday 6:15
Adult Bible Study
Children & Youth Ministries


613 Madison St.
Port St. Joe, FL 32456
850-227-1837
www.oakgrove-church.org
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COMFORTER
FUNERAL HOME
W. P. "Rocky" Comforter
L.F.D.
(850) 227-1818


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


INUISER PROVIICD
Rev. Ted Lovelace, Pastor Church/Office: 648-8820


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

Morning Prayer & Holy Communion
Sunday.................8:00 a.m .
The Rev. David Mans, Priest
Services being held at the United Pentecostal Church
309 6th Street Port St Joe. FL
"An Unchanging Faith in .4 Changing World"
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Charles A. Costin
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Workers' Compensation
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850-234-2597
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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


74tigs to Do and See



Art Workshop at Movies in



Barefoot Cottages the Park


Painting Workshop
"Beach Scene"
Friday, July 25 6pm to
9pm
Barefoot Cottages, Port
St Joe
$40 per person
Register through Elayne
at Barefoot Cottages
8am to 5pm eastern,
850-229-1350
Join us for a night of
Art at Barefoot Cottages in
Port St. Joe
Barefoot Cottages is
openingup their Community
Building on the Green for
a painting workshop on
Friday, July 25 from 6 to
9pm. Workshops are led by
local artist, Heather Parker.
Painting workshops
are designed for everyone,
from those that have never
picked up a paintbrush to
the experienced painter!
Adults and children over
the age of 12 are welcome-
we use acrylic paints, you
get as much guidance and
instruction as you want,
and everyone leaves with a
finished painting on 16 x
20 canvas.
This month's theme is
a relaxing "Beach Scene".
Calm waters, blue sky,


smooth sand- the perfect
summer scene for tourists
and locals.
Light refreshments
are provided by Barefoot
Cottages. $40 per person,
register by July 22 by calling
Elayne at 850-229-1350 or
stoppingbyBarfoot Cottages
on Hwy 98, between Mexico
Beach and Port St Joe 8am
to 5pm eastern.
Heather Parker is a
visual artist and instrtic-
tor and Creative Director
Of ArtCoop: creative col-
lective in Panama City.
Her art is on exhibit at the
Thirsty Goat (PSJ) through
the month of July as Gulf
Alliance for Local Arts fea-
tured artist of the month.
She regular instructs art
workshops at Prickly Pear
(MB), Palm Tree Books
(PSJ) and the newest venue,
Barefoot Cottages (PSJ).
Thorugh GALA, Heather
has also taught art classes
at the PSJ Senior Center,
Gulf County ARC, and is the
instructor of the Summer
Arts Program for Kids.
Contact the instructor,
Heather Parker, with ques-
tions about this or other
workshops 850-249-9295,
painterparker@yahoo.com.


Gardening Friends of the Big Bend
Gardening Friends of the. Big Bend will meet at the
North Florida Research and Education Center near
Quincy at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 15. The purpose of this
group is to promote gardening and gardening research by
supporting and assisting the faculty and staff of NFREC,
an arm of the University of Florida's Institute for Food
and Agricultural Sciences. After the business meeting Dr.
Gary Knox will discuss the beginning of one of his newest
research projects on disease resistance and maintenance
needs of twelve varieties of roses. For more information,
contact Jill Williams at 850-663-2280 or Gary Knox at
850-875-7162.


It's summertime and
that means movies in the
park. So bring your blan-
ket, chairs and picnic bas-
kets for an evening full of
family fun.
What & When:
All movies begin at dark
(typically 9 p.m. Eastern
Time), so come early and
pick your spot out!
July 10- Enchanted,


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.


Mexico Beach Happenings


Take advantage of all
of the fun things offered
in Mexico Beach during
the summer. Prickly Pears
has art lessons and cook-
ing 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.


Tupelo Theatre Happenings


Film Premiere
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 proj-
ects.


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


Seniors

Minimum Age 62
Money is available to you now through a reverse mortgage
No mortgage payments required Continue to own your home
Use cash any way you choose No income qualifications
For whatever is important to you.
A Reverse Mortgage Seminar will give you the information
to get extra cash you need.


I. Join us for a Reverse Mortgage Seminar
Call Bob Dallas Today 850-522-4078 for Dates & Times
And To Reserve A Seat For This Month's Seminar
A BETTER WAY MORTGAGE
2101 Northside Dr. Suite 304 Panama City, FL 32405 -Egg


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8th Annual Mexico Beach



Photography Contest


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
areas which may include,
but are not limited to: 1)
The Mexico Beach Visitor
Center; 2) The Mexico Beach
Official Visitor's Guide;
3) Mexico Beach's Local
Channel 4; 4) The Mexico
Beach Art & Wine Festival;
and 5) Medial Publications
6) The Mexico Beach CDC
Website
Criteria: Photographs
must be taken within the
City Limits of Mexico Beach,
FL. Photos may be either


Black & White or Color. May
be shot with a digital cam-
era, but cannot be digitally
enhanced. Submissions
must be unframed Prints
"8 X 10" in dimension.
Photographs shall fall in
the following categories: 1)
Beach; 2) Boating & Fishing;
3) Sunrises and Sunsets;
4) Flora; 5) Animal Life 6)
People 7) Historical Mexico
Beach 8) Mexico Beach
Landmarks/Miscellaneous.
Each photographer is lim-
ited to entering 6 pictures
per category; and, each sub-
mission must be accompa-
nied by a separate appli-
cation. Submissions must
be received at the Mexico
Beach Visitor Information
Center by 4 PM CT on July
25th. Submissions may be
mailed in to: Mexico Beach
Photography Contest PO.


Box 13382 Mexico Beach,
FL 32410. Questions maybe
directed to 1-888-723-2546
or 850-648-8196 locally.
Cost per submission is
$5.00 per Photograph.
Any profits will be
used to purchase frames
and for a reception at the
welcome center. Winning
photographs will be dis-
played in the Welcome
Center' in an exhibit.
Judging of entered pho-
tos will take place between
July 25th and August 31st.
Announcement of winners
and prize delivery will
take place at the Visitor's
Welcome Center- Time and
date TBD. Winners need not
be present to win. A panel
of experienced judges will
review all submissions.


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Bay, Gulf, Holmes, and Washington
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Executive Committee Meeting 10:30 a.m. CDT
Monday, July 14,2008


Parker City Hall Commission Chambers
1001 W. Park Street, Parker, Florida

The agenda will include the following topics:
1. Approval of Amendment to the Regional Transportation Partnership Regional Network Map
2. Approval to Request Increased Transportation Regional Incentive Program (TRIP)
Funding for FDOT District 3
3. Status of TRIP Funding and Project Applications
4. Public Forum. This is an opportunity for the public to address transportation issues.

Direct questions or comments to Sharon Burnett at 850-392-1104, or sharon.burnmett@wfrpc.org.

Staff will make reasonable accommodations for access to the meetings in accordance with the
Americans with Disabilities Act and for language requirements other than English. Please
notify Ms. Ellie Roberts of access or language requirements at 1-800-226-8914, ext 218, at least
48 hours in advance.

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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 impor-
tant topic. Discussion will include: historical performance
of stocks and bonds, inflation, starting now pays later,
diversification, 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(atyndall.org. You may also
register online at tyndall.org.

Bronson Urges Vaccinations
For Horses As EEE Cases Rise
TALLAHASSEE -- Florida Agriculture and Consumer
Services Commissioner Charles H. Bronson is urging
horse owners to get their animals vaccinated as the num-
ber of Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) cases is on the
rise.
As of June 30, there are four times as many EEE
cases compared to the same time period during the two
previous years. There have been 45 confirmed cases cov-
ering 21 counties as far south as Palm Beach County. In
the first six months of 2007, there were 11 cases and the
same number in 2006.
"We have had two relatively quiet years in a row and I
am concerned that horse owners may get complacent and
delay having their animals properly vaccinated," Bronson
said. "But with the rainy season starting to resume, we
are likely to see a lot more mosquitoes than we have dur-
ing the two years of drought."
EEE is a viral disease that affects the central nervous
.system and is transmitted to horses by infected mosqui-
toes. Signs of the virus include fever, listlessness, stum-
bling, circling, coma and usually death. The disease is
fatal in horses in 90 percent of the cases. The first case
of West Nile Virus (WNV) has also been detected in a horse
in Madison County.
Bronson says the majority of cases of EEE and WNV
can be prevented through proper vaccinations against
mosquito-borne illnesses and he is reminding horse own-
ers that now is the time to take action. Horse owners are
urged to check with their veterinarian to make sure their
animals have received current vaccinations and booster
shots against WNV and EEE, and that these shots are kept
up to date. There are ongoing efforts to keep the mos-
quito populations down but, because there is no foolproof
method to prevent the diseases, vaccinations are critical.
Bronson says EEE can also be contracted by people
and is often deadly. Floridians and visitors, especially
in rural areas that don't have regular mosquito control
programs, can take simple steps to protect themselves
against mosquito-borne diseases by following a few simple
steps:
-- Limit time outside during dusk and dawn when
mosquitoes are most active.
-- Wear light-colored, long-sleeved shirts and long
pants to cover skin and reduce the chance of being bitten
when outside between dusk and dawn.
-- Eliminate standing water in yards, such as in bird-
baths, kiddie pools, old tires and other receptacles, as
stagnant water is an excellent breeding ground for mos-
quitoes.
-- Use insect repellent that contains DEET, which is
an effective repellent.
-- Keep window screens in good repair.
Clean out rain gutters and keep them unclogged to
avoid pockets of standing water.












NOTICE OF PUBLIC

WORKSHOP

THE BOARD OF CITY COMMISSION WILL HOLD
A FAIR HOUSING.WORKSHOP MEETING ON:

WHEN: Tuesday, July 15th, 2008
TIME: 5:30 RM.
WHERE: Commission Chambers
RE: Fair Housing Workshop

All persons are invited to attend these meetings.
(Any person who decides to appeal any decision
made by the Commission with respect to any
matter considered at said meeting will need a
record of the proceedings, and for such purpose
may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the
proceedings is made, which record includes the
testimony and evidence upon which the appeal
is to be based. The Board of City Commission of
the City of Port St. Joe, Florida will not provide a
verbatim record of this meeting.)


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 -000R and #03360-OOR 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 # 03436-0OOR
.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
#02607-000R 1.30 Acres in Section 32, Township 7 South, Range 10 West, Gulf County, Florida.
(Co.rner of SR 71 and CR 386)
14. Public Hearing Large Scale Land Use Change Jerald D. Gaskin Parcel ID #01570-OOOR &
#01553-000R 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-OOR 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 MapAmendment-J.D. James Parcel 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 # 01555-001R and
#01555-000R 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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OWNER AS OF THE DATE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT mands against the estate interest in the surplus from Name in which assessed: Courthouse, 1000 Cecil G 07/17/08, 07/24/08,
e /s/Jasmine Hysmith OF THE LIS PENDENS OF THE FOURTEENTH of the decedent must file the sale, if any, other than Scott Seymour Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port St. 07/31/08
Deputy Clerk MUST FILE A CLAIM JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN their claims with this Court the property owner as of All of said property being Joe, Florida at 11:00 AM,
Iy e p WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER AND FOR GULF COUNTY WITHIN THREE MONTHS the date of the lis pendens in Gulf County, State of E.D.T., Wednesday, the AD# 2008-74
If you are a person with a THE SALE. FLORIDA AFTER THE DATE OF THE must file a claim within 60 Florida. Unless such cer- 6th day of August 2008.
ANNOUNCEMENTS disability who needs any FIRST PUBLICATION OF days after the sale. tificate shall be redeemed Dated this 3rd day of
accommodation in order In accordance with the CASE NO. 08-68-CA' THIS NOTICE. WITNESS my hand and according to law, the July, 2008. NOTICE OF APPLICA-
1100 Legal Advertising to participate in this Americans with Disabilities the official seal of this property described in such TION FOR TAX DEED
1120 Publassifiedc Notices/ proceeding you are Act of 1990 (ADA), disa- BAYSIDE SAVINGS BANK, ALL CLAIMS AND Honorable Court, on this certificate will be sold to REBECCA L. NORRIS
Announcements entitled, at no cost to you, bled persons who, be- Plaintiff, DEMANDS NOT SO FILED 24th day of June, 2008. the highest bidder in the CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT NOTICE IS HEREBY
1130-Adoptions td the provision of certain cause of their disabilities, vs WILL BE FOREVER front Lobby of the Gulf COURT GIVEN that Cabernet I,
1140 Happy Ads assistance. Please contact need special accommo- CURTIS EDWARD BARRED. REBECCA L. NORRIS, County Courthouse, 1000 GULF COUNTY FLORIDA LLC the holder of the fol-
1150- Personals the office of the Court nation to participate in this CRYDERMAN, CLERK OF CIRCUIT Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., lowing Tax Certificate, has
1160 Lost Administrator, GULF proceeding should contact Defendant. The date of the first COURT GULF COUNTY Port St. Joe, Florida at BY: Donna L. Ray filed said certificate for a
1170- Found County Courthouse, at the ADA Coordinator at / publication of this Notice is 11:00 AM, E.D.T., Deputy Clerk tax deed to be issued
within two (2) working 1000 5th Street, Port St. July 3, 2008. /s/Jasmine Hysmith Wednesday, the 16th day thereon. The certificate
days of your receipt of this Joe, FL 32456 or Tele- NOTICE OF JUDICIAL Deputy Clerk of July, 2008. Publish: 07/10/08, number and year of issu-
Notice of Sale; phone (850) 229-6113 SALE PURSUANT TO s/Thomas S. Gibson Dated this 13th day of 07/17/08, 07/24/08, ance, the description of
1100 1-800.955-8771 (TDD) for prior to such proceeding. SECTION 45.031 (1) OF Publish July 10 & 17, 2008 June, 2008. 07/31/08 the property, and the
BID #:0708-25 hearing impaired or THE FLORIDA STATUTES s/Carol TF Rish names in which it was as-
NOTICE TO BIDDERS 1-800-955-8770, via Florida Dated this 24th day of THOMAS S. GIBSON IN THE FOURTEENTH JU- REBECCA L. NORRIS AD# 2008-73 sessed are as follows:
Relay Service. June, 2008. TO WHOM IT MAY CON- RISH, GIBSON, SCHOLZ DICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT Certificate No. 251
Notice is hereby given that CERN: & GROOM, RA. FOR GULF COUNTY, COURT Application No. 2008-14
the Board of County Com- July 10 & 17, 2008 Rebecca Norris 116 Sailors Cove Drive FLORIDA GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA NOTICE OF APPLICA- Year of Issuance: 2006
missioners of Gulf County, Clerk of the Circuit Court NOTICE IS HEREBY P.0. Box 39 BY: Donna L. Ray TION FOR TAX DEED R.E. No. 03169-160R
FL, will accept sealed bids IN THE CIRCUIT COURT GIVEN that pursuant to the Port St. Joe, FL 32457 CASE NO, 08-08-CA Deputy Clerk NOTICE IS HEREBY
until Friday, July 18, 2008 OF THE 14TH JUDICIAL /s/Jasmine Hysmith Final Judgment of Foreclo- 850229-8211NO IE ISER Description of Property:
at 4:00 p.m. E.T., for De- CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR Deputy Clerk sure of Mortgage and FL Bar No. 0350583 MIDSOUTH BANK, N.A. Publish: 06/19/08 GIVEN that Cabernet I, Lot 12, Stillwater South
bris Removal (Standby GULF COUNTY FLORIDA. Ordering Sale entered on ATTORNEY FOR PETI- Plaintiff, 06/26/08, 07/03/08: LLC the holder of the fol- Subdivision, a Subdivision,
Contract). Copies of bid Publish July10 & 17, 2008 June 30, 2008, in Case TIONER vs. 07/10/08 lowing Tax Certificate, has as per map or plat thereof
provisions, bid forms, and CASE No. 08-54CA Number 08-68-CA of the JUBILATION, LLC filed said certificate for a recorded in Plat Book 5,
specifications may be ob- IN THE CIRCUIT COURT Circuit Court of the Four- CAROL T. RISH Defendant. AD# 2008-61 taxerdeed tobe issued Page 14, Public Records
SBAN, OF ATHEFOURTPIERCENTH Persona il lapiF Representative thereon. The certificate of Gulf County, Florida.
stained from the Gulf RBC CENTURA BANK, OF THE FOURTEENTH teenth Judicial Circuit for Personal Representative / number and year of issu- of Gulf County, Florida.
County Clerk of Court, Plaintiff, JUDICIAL CIRCUIT STATE Gulf County, Florida, in R O. Box 39 NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE OF APPLICA- ance, the description of Name in which assessed:
1000 Cecil Costin Blvd vs. OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR which BAYSIDE SAVINGS Port St. Joe, FL 32457 NOTICE IS HEREBY TION FOR TAX DEED the property, and the T in which assynessed: & John
Port St. Joe, FL 32456; ROBERT COULTAS, et. GULF COUNTY BANK, organized and GIVEN pursuant to a Final names in which it was as- Timothy A. Haynes & John
850-229-6112. al., existing under the laws of Publish July 3 & 10, 2008 Judgment of Foreclosure NOTICE IS HEREBY sessed areas follows: All of said property being
Defendants. Case No. 08-91 CA the United States of Amer- date June 30, 2008, and GIVEN that Cabernet I Certificate No. 37 All of said property being
Bids will be opened on BAYSIDE SAVINGS BANK ica is Plaintiff, and CURTIS IN THE CIRCUIT COURT entered in Civil Action No. LLC the holder of the fol- Application No. 2008-11 Florin Gulda. Unless, suctah er-of
July 21, 2008 at 1000 BAYSIDE SAVINGS BANK EDWARD CRYDERMAN is OF THE FOURTEENTH 08-08-CA of the Circuit lowing Tax Certificate, has Year of Issuance: 2006 tFloridcate shall be redeemedss such cer-
a.m., E.T, in the Clerk of NOTICE OF FORECLO- Plaintiff Defendant, I, REBECCA L. JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND Court of the Fourteenth Ju- filed said certificate for a R.E. No. 00615-010R it oa
Courts offices at 1000 SURE SALE v NORRIS, Clerk of Circuit FOR GULF COUNTY dicial Circuit in and for tax deed to be issued -according to law, the
Cecil G. Costin Sr., Blvd, ARTHUR R PIERCE Court, will sell at public FLORIDA Gulf County, Florida, thereon. The certificate Description of Property operty dificate will bed in should to
Room 148. All bids must NOTICE IS HEREBY Defendant. sale the following de- wherein the parties were number and year of issu- Lot Six (6), Block "B", Unit the highest bidder in the
be in sealed envelopes re- GIVEN pursuant to an Or- / scribed real property: CASE NO.: 2007-437-CA the plaintiff, MIDSOUTH ance, the description of No 2 Red Bull Island fronthe highest Lobby of the Gulf
fleeting on the outside der or Final Judgement NOTICE OF SALE BANK, N.A., and the de- the property, and the as e u n front Lobby of the Gulf
thereof the bidder's name entered in Case No. Notice is hereby given that A portion of Lots 12 and CAPITAL CITY BANK, fendants, JUBILATION, names in which it was as- Subdivision, as pl er ofunre- County Courthouse, 1000
and "Sealed Bid on De- 08-54CA of the Circuit pursuant to a Final 13, Block 6, Yon's Addition Plaintiff, LLC, I will sell to the high- sessed are as follows: corded plat thereof, GulfuntyFlorida. Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd.,
bris Removal (Standby Court of the 14th Judicial Judgment of Foreclosure to Beacon Hill, Florida, as vs. est and best bidder, for Certificate No. 304 Port St. Joe, Florida at
Contract)". The Board of Circuit in and for GULF dated June 23, 2008, and recorded in Plat Book 1, MOSES C. MEDINA and cash, at 11:00 a.m. Application No. 2008-10 Name in which assessed: Wednes11:00 AM, the 6th day
County Commissioners County, Florida, wherein, entered in Civil Case No. Page45, in the Public Rec- UNKNOWNTENANT(S), (Eastern Time) on the24th Year of Issuance: 2006 Donnie Whitfield Wednesday, the 6th d
will consider sop- RBC CENTURA BANK, 08-91-CA of the Circuit words of Gulf County, Flor- Defendants. day of July, 2008 at the R.E. No. 03396-003R All of said property being this 3rd day of July, 2008.e
early submitted, at its regu- Plaintiff and ROBERT Court of the Fourteenth ida and being more partic- / front door of the Gulf in Gulf County, State ofthis3rd day ofJuly,2008
larly scheduled Board of COULTAS, et.a., are Judicial Circuit in and for ularly described as fol- NOTICE OF SALE PUR County Courthouse, Port Description of Property: Florida. Unless such cr- REBECCA L. NORRIS
County Commissioners Defendant's I will sell to the Gulf County, Florida lows: SUANT TO CHAPTER 45 St. Joe, Florida, the COMN I at isht a d lw d REBECCA L. NORRIS
Meeting on July 22, 2008 highest bidder for cash at wherein BAYSIDE NOTICE is given pursuant following-described real COMMENCING at the ificat shall be redeemed CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT
at 9:00 a.m., E.T at 1000 the Front Lobby of the Gulf SAVINGS BANK is the Begin at a concrete monu- to a Final Judgment of property as set forth in Northwest Corner of SW rty described in such COURT
Cecil Costin Blvd. Port St. County Courthouse, 1000 Plaintf and ARTHUR R. ment marking the North- Foreclosure dated June said Final Judgment of 1/4 of SW 1/4 of Section ertificate will be sold toGULF COUNTY FLORIDA
Joe, FL 32456. Cecil G. Costin, Sr., Blvd., PIERCE is the Defendant, I early corner of said Lot 13, 30, 2008, in Case No. Foreclosure: 32, Township 5 South, the highest bidder in BY: Donna L. Ray
Port Saint Joe, Florida will sell to the highest Block 6, Yon's Addition to 2007-437-CA, of the Circuit Range 11 West, and run the front Lobby of the Gulf Deputy Clerk
There will be a Pre-Bid 32457 in Gulf County, Flor- bidder for cash at the front Beacon Hill, Florida: Court of the Fourteenth Ju- Lot 41, JUBILATION West for 400 feet to West County Courthouse, 1000
Conference, on July 10th, ida, at 11:00 a.m. on the door of the Gulf County thence along the South- dicial Circuit, in and for PHASE 11I, according to the side of County Road; Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., Publish: 07/10/08,
2008 at 10:00a.m.,E.T.,in 24th day of July, 2008, the Courthouse, 1000 Cecil G. westerly right of way lineof Gulf County, Florida, in map or plat thereof re- thence run South along Port St. Joe, Florida at 07/17/08, 07/24/08,
the BOCC Meeting Room following described prop- Costin Sr. Blvd., Port St. Americus Avenue, which CAPITAL CITY corded in Plat Book 5. the West side of County 11:00 AM, E.D.T07/17/08, 07/0824/08,
of the Robert M. Moore arty: Joe, Florida, at 11:00 a.m., S3437'00"E 56.00 feet to BANK is the Plaintiff and Page 12, Public Records Road for 120 feet, to the Wednesday, the 6th day
Administration Building, at EST, on the 17th day of an iron rod and cap MOSES C. MEDINA is the of Gulf County, Florida POINT OF BEGINNING of August, 2008. Dated
the Gulf County Court- LOT 11, SUNSET BAY July, 2008, the following marked LB6019; thence Defendant, I will sell to the thence run South for 240 this 3rd day of J u AD# 2008-75
house Complex, in Port St. SUBDIVISION AS AC- described property S54933'00"W, 90.00 feet to highest and best bidder for The successful bidder at feet, thence run West for this 3rd day of J u I y008
Joe, Florida. CORDING TO THE PLAT situated in Gulf County, an iron rod and cap cash at the front door of the sale will be required to 350 feet, thence run North NOTICE OF INTENDED
THEREOF RECORDED IN Florida and set forth in the marked LB6019; thence the Gulf County Court- place the requisite state for 240 feet, thence run REBECCA L. NORRIS ACTION
There is no obligation on THE PUBLIC RECORDS Order or Final Judgment, N34937'00"W, 56.00feet to house in Port St. Joe, Gulf documentary stamps on East for 350 feet, to POINT CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT THE GULF COUNTY
the partof the County to OF GULF COUNTY, FLOR- to-wit: an iron pipe on the South- County, Florida at 11:00 the Certificate of Title. OF BEGINNING. Same COURT SCHOOL BOARD
award the bid to the lowest IDA IN PLAT BOOK 5, easterly right of way line of a.m. on July 24, 2008, the being Lots 2 B and 3 B, GULF COUNTY FLORIDA
bidder, and the County re- PAGE 3. Lot 4, in Block A, of Gulf Street; thence along property set forth in the Fi- DATED this 30th day of Patrick Plat. Same lying Purpose and Effect: The
serves the right to award RESERVATIONS, said Southeasterly right of nal Judgment of Foreclo- June 2008. and being in the SE 1/4 of BY: DonnaL. Ray Gulf County School Board
the bid to the bidder sub- Any person claiming an in- according to the Plat way line, N54933'00"E, sure and more particularly Section 31, Township 5 Deputy Clerk proposes to amend and
emitting a responsive bid terest in the surplus from thereof, as recorded in Plat 90.00 feet to the Point of described as follows: HON. REBECCA L. NOR- South, Range 11 West, adopt policies, as pro-
with a resulting negotiated the sale, if any, other than Book 4, at Page 36, of the Beginning. Said lands ly- RIS Gulf County, Florida. Publish: 07/10/08, vided for in the Administra-
agreement which is most the property owner as of Public Records of Gulf ing in and being a part of LOT 43, HERON WALK CLERK OF COURT 07/17/08, 07/24/08, tive Procedures Act, for the
advantageous and in the the date of the lis pendens County, Florida. Section 5 Township 7 SUBDIVISION, ACCORD- Name in which assessed: 07/31/0808, t ive Procedure s Act, for theid
best interest of Gulf must file a claim within 60 South, Range 11 West, ING TO THE PLAT /s/Jasmine Hysmith Richard.M. Williams policies into compliance
County, and to waive any days after the sale. In accordance with the Gulf County, Florida and THEREOF RECORDED IN Deputy Clerk All of said property being AD# 2008-72 with Florida Statutes and
irregularity or technicality Americans with Disabilities containing 0.12 acres, PLAT BOOK 5, PAGE 31, in Gulf County, State of State Board of Education
in bids received. Gulf DATED this 17th day of Act, persons needing a more or less. IN THE PUBLIC RECORDS Publish July 10&17, 2008 Florida. Unless such cr- Rules.
County shall be the sole June, 2008. special accommodation to OF GULF COUNTY, FLOR- tificate shall be redeemed NOTICE OF APPLICA-
judge of the bid and the participate in this The sale will be held on IDA. NOTICEOF APPLICA- according to law, the TION FOR TAX DEED Summary: The following is
resulting negotiating REBECCA L. NORRIS proceeding should contact July 24, 2008, at 11:00 TION FOR TAX DEED property described in such a brief description of each
agreement that is in its Clerk Circuit Court the Court Administrator's a.m. (Eastern Time) to the DATED: July 1, 2008 certificate will be sold to NOTICE IS HEREBY proposal change.
best interest and its dec- Office no later than seven highest and best bidder for NOTICE IS HEREBY the highest bidder in the GIVEN that Cabernet I,
sion shall be final. /s/Jasmine Hysmith (7) days prior to the cash, at the front door of REBECCA L. NORRIS GIVEN that MTAG for Col- front Lobby of the Gulf LLC the holder of the fol- Pupil Progression Plan
Deputy Clerk proceeding at 300 East the Gulf County Court- Clerk of the Circuit Court orado Asset Mgmt the County Courthouse, 1000 lowing Tax Certificate, has Code of Conduct
Any bidder failing to mark Fourth Street, Panama house, 1000 Cecil Costin, holder of the following Tax Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., filed said certificate for a
outside of envelope as set In accordance with the City, Florida 32401; Jr. Boulevard, Port St. Joe, /s/Jasmine Hysmith Certificate, has filed said Port St. Joe, Florida at tax deed to be issued Economic Impact: The
forth herein may not be en- Americans with Disabilities Telephone: (850)763-9061, Florida, in accordance with Deputy Clerk certificate for a tax deed to 11:00 AM\,. E.D.T. thereon. The certificate proposals will result in no
titled to have their bid con- Act, persons needing a ext. 327; 1-800-955-8771 Section 45.031 of the Flor- be issued thereon. The Wednesday, the 6th day number and year of issu- direct costs associated
sidered. reasonable accommoda- (DD) or 1-800-955-8770 ida Statutes. Any person Publish July 10 & 17, 2008 certificate number and of August, 2008.D a t d ance, the description of with implementation
tion to participate in this (V), via Florida Relay claiming an interest in the year of issuance, the de- this 3rd day of July, the property, and the
All bids should be ad- proceeding should, no Service. surplus from the sale, if IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, scription of the property, 2008. names in which it was as- IF REQUESTED, A HEAR-
dressed as follows: later than seven (7) days Any person claiming an any, other than the prop- FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL and the names in which it sessed are as follows: ING WILL BE HELD AT:
prior, contact the Clerk of interest in the surplus from erty owner as of the date CIRCUIT OF THE STATE was assessed are as fol- REBECCA L. NORRIS Certificate No. 310
Clerk of Circuit Court the Court's disability coor- the sale, if any, other than of the lis pendens must file OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR lows: CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT Application No. 2008-13 Time: 10:00 a.m., ET
Attn: Rebecca Norris dinator at P BOX 826, the property owner as of claim within 60 daysafter GULFCOUNTY COURT Year of issuance: 2006 Date: August 12, 2008
Gulf County Courthouse MARIANNA, FL 32448, the date of the lis pendens the sale Certificate No.: 429 GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA R.E. No. 03426-555R Place: Gulf County School
1000 Cecil Costin Blvd. 850-718-0026. if hearing or must file a claim within 60 Dated this 30th day of CASE NO.: 08-21-CA Application No.: 2008- 8 Board
Port St. Joe, FL 32456 voice impaired, contact days after the sale. June, 2008. Year of Issuance: 2006 BY: Donna L Ray Description of Property: 150 Middle School Road
(ToD) (800) 955-8771 via Witness my hand and the VISION BANK, R.E. No.: 05286-000R Deputy Clerk A portion of the NE 1/4 of Port St. Joe, FL 32456
Board of County Commis- Florida Relay System. official seal of this REBECCA L. NORRIS, Plaintiff, Section 33, Township 5
s i o n e r s Honorable Court, on this Clerk of Court vs. Description of Property: Publish: 07/10/08, South, Range 11 West, The entire text of the pro-
GulfCounty Publish July 10 & 17, 2008 23rd day of June, 2008. /s/ Jasmine Hysmith JAMES A. COX, JR., and ST JOSEPH ADDITION 07/17/08, 07/24/08, Gulf County, Florida, being posed rules can be in-
Billy E. Traylor IN THE CIRCUIT COURT As Deputy Clerk CATHERINE COX, UNIT 1 LOT 1 & 2 ORB 07/31/08 more particularly de- spected during regular of-
Chairman OF THE 14TH JUDICIAL BECKY L. NORRIS Defendants. 294/791 QC FR scribed as follows: COM- fice hours at the Office of
CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR Clerk of Circu Court Publish: July 10 & 17, GOMILLION MAP 50A BLK AD# 2008-71 MENCE at the iron rod and Instructional Services, 150
Ad# 2008-65 GULF COUNTy, FLORIDA 2008 NOTICE OF SALE 78 cap numbered 1999, and Middle School Road, Port
Publish July 3 & 10, 2008 /s/Jasmine Hysmith NOTICE is hereby given NOTICE OF APPLICA- marking the NE Corner of St. Joe, FL.
CIVIL DIVISION Deputy Clerk IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, pursuant to a Final Judg- Name in which assessed: TION FOR TAX DEED the NE 1/4 of Section 33,
IN THE CIRCUIT C FOURT CASE NO.: 07-477CA IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL ment of Foreclosure dated Sally Ann Gomillion Township 5 South, Range Special legal authority un-
COUNTY AND FOR GUFIDA OF THE FOURTEENTH CIRCUIT OF June 23, 2008, entered in All of said property being NOTICE IS HEREBY 11 West, Gulf County, Flor- der which the adoption is
COUNY FLOGENERAL JURISDICTION CHASE HOME FINANCE JUDICIALCIRCUIT IN AND THE STATE OF FLORIDA, Case Number 08-CA-21 of in Gulf County, State of GIVEN that Cabernet 1, ida, thence along the East authorized andch the adoption isw be-
DIVISIOGENERAL JURISDICTION LLC, FOR GULF COUNTY, IN AND FOR GULF the Circuit Court of the Florida. Unless such cer- LLC the holder of the fol- line of the NE 1/4 of said ing implemented and inter-
DIVISION Plaintif, FLORIDA COUNTY. Fourteenth Judicial Circuit tificate shall be redeemed lowing Tax Certificate, has Section 33, South 00 De- preted are made specific.
CASE NO: 07vs. in and for Gulf County, according to law, the filed said certificate for a agrees 22 Minutes 57
S GARY R. GOODRICHSU- CIVIL DIVISION Case No. 08-31 PR Florida, wherein PEOPLES property described in such tax deed to be issued Seconds East, 70.00 feet, The addition and changes
RBC CENTURA BANK SAN A. GOODRICH; CASE NO. 07-346 CA In Probate FIRST COMMUNITY BANK certificate will be sold to thereon. The certificate to an iron rod and cap are proposed by Sara Joe
PLAINTIFF JOHN DOE; JANE DOE is the Plaintiff and JAMES the highest bidder in the number and year of issu- numbered 1999, on the Wooten, AssistantSuperin-
VS. INAS UNKNOWN IN RE: FORFEITURE OF IN RE: The Estate of A. COX, JR. and CATHER- front Lobby of the Gulf ance, the description of South right of way line of tendent of Instruction and
CARLYLEJ. CAINA/K/A TENANT(S) IN POSSES- $1,721.00 US CURRENCY WILLIAM J. RISH, de- INE COX are the Defend- CountyCourthouse, 1000 the property, and Pleasant RestorEast Bay approved for consideration
CARLYLE CAIN ET AL SION OF THE SUBJECT and ceased, ants, I will sell to the high- Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., the names in which it was Road; thence along said by Tim Wild er, Superin-
CARLYLE CAIN TSAL. PROPERTY, 1989JAGUAR est bidder for cash at the Port St. Joe, Florida at assessed are as follows: South right of way line, tendent.
DEFENDANTS Defendants. VIN# SAJHY1548KC5838 NOTICE TO CREDITORS Gulf County Courthouse, 11:00 AM, E.D.T., Certificate No. 176 North 90 Degrees 00 Min-
/ N 1000 Cecil Costin Boule- Wednesday, the 16th day Application No. 2008-12 utes 00 Seconds West Amendment: See above
NOTICE OF NOTICE OF FORECLO- NOTICE OF FORFEITURE TO ALL PERSONS HAV- vard, Port St. Joe, Florida, of July, 2008. Year of Issuance: 2006 20.00 feet, to an iron rod
FORECLOSURE SAEE OF SURE SALE PROCEEDINGS ING CLAIMS OR DE- Gulf County, at 11:00 a.m. Dated this 13th day of R.E. No. 01954-000R and cap numbered 1999 Publish July 10 &17, 2008
FORECLOSURE SALE MANDS AGAINST THE Eastern Time, on the 24th June,2008. marking the POINTOF BE-
NOTICE IS HEREBY NOTICE IS HEREBY TO ALL PERSONS OR EN- ABOVE ESTATE: day of July, 2008, the fol- Description of Property: GINNING; thence South 00
GIVEN pursuant to a Sum- GIVEN pursuant to a Final TITES HAVING OR lowing described property REBECCA L. NORRIS THE SOUTH HALF (S 1/2) Degrees 22 Minutes 57 Notice of Unclaimed
GIVEN t to a Su Judgment of Foreclosure CLAIMING TO HAVE ANY The administration situated in Gulf County CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT OF THE FOLLOWING DE- Seconds East 210.00 feet, Moneys held by the Gulf
m Final Judgment ofdated the 23rd day of RIGHT, TITLE OR INTER- of the estate of William J. Florida, and set forth in the COURT SCRIBED LAND: com- thence North 90 Degrees County Clerk of Circuit
foreclosure dated June 23, June 2008, and entered in EST IN THE ABOVE DE- Rish, deceased, File Num- Order or Final Judgment, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA MENCING at theiNortheast 00 Minutes 009Seconds Court
2008 entered in Civil Case Case No. 07-477CA, ofthe SCRIBED PROPERTY ber 08-31 PR is pending to-wit: Corner of West half (W West 210.00 feet; thence
No. 07-218 CA of the Cir- Circuit Court of the 14th which was seized on Au- in the Circuit Court for Gulf BY: Donna L. Ray 1/2) of Northeast Quarter North 00 Degrees 22 Min- The following is a list of
cut Court in and for GULF Judicial Circuit in and for gust 12, 2007 at Stone Mill County, Florida, Probate Parcel 1: Lots Seventeen Deputy Clerk (NE 1/4) of Southwest utes 57 Seconds West unclaimed moneys held by
uthe highest d bes Gulf County, Florida, Creek Road, Gulf County, Division, the address of (17) and Nineteen (19) in Quarter (SW 1/4) of Sec- 210.00 feet to a point on the Clerk of the Circuit
to e htn sT wherein CHASE HOME F- Florida by the Gulf County which is Gulf County Block Fifteen (15), of the Publish: 06/19/08, tion24, Township 4 South, the said South right of way Court. Unless such, mon-
bidder for cash at FRONT NANCE LLC is the Plaintiff Sheriff's Office, who pres- Courthouse, 1000 Cecil G. City of Port St. Joe 06/26/08, 07/03/08, Range 10 West, thence run line; thence along said eys are claimed on or be-
LOBBY OF THE GULF and GARY R. GOODRICH; ently has custody of it. Costin Sr. Blvd., Port St. Florida, according to the 07/10/08 West 155 feet to West side South right of way line fore September 1, 2008,
0 COUNTY COURTHOUSE, SUSAN A. GOODRICH; YOU ARE NOTIFIED that Joe, Florida 32456. The Official Map on file in the of Highway No. 71; thence South 90 Degrees 00 Min- they shall be declared for-
1000 5th STREET, PORT JOHN DOE; JANE DOE an action for forfeiture has names and addresses of Office of the Clerk of Ad# 2008-60 run Southerly along the utes 00 Seconds East feited to Gulf County
ST JOE, FL 32456.,at AS UNKNOWN been filed against the the personal representa- Circuit Court, Gulf County, NOTICE OF APPLICA-West side of said State 210.00 feet, to the POINT Courts.
11 0d amon the 24th d NANYT(S) IN POSSES- above described property tive and that personal Florida. TION FOR TAX DEED Highw No. dis OF BEGINNING. erns ain tneore claiu
of July, 2008 the following SION OF THE SUBJECT and you are required to representative's attorney tance of 2693/4 feet forn
descr proNperty as set PROPERTY are defend- serve a copy of your writ- are set forthr below. Parcel 2: The East 80 feet NOTICE IS HEREBY thence run West 2083/4 James R. Lanie them shall file their written
forth in said Summary Fi- ants. I will sell to the ten defenses, if any, to it of Lots 21 and 23, Block GIVEN that MTAG for Am feet; thence run South 417 All of said property being claims with the Clerk of
nal Judgment, to-wit: highestandbestbidderfor on Alton Paulk, Attorney ALL INTERESTED PER- 15 City of Port St. Joe herst Asset Mgmt. the 1/2 feet to Northwest Con- in Gulf County. State of Circuit Court of Gulf
LOT 32 AND PARCEL "W" cash at the FRONT LOBBY for the Gulf County SONS ARE NOTIFIED Florida, according to the holder of the following Tax ner of Sallie Lewis land Florida. Unless such car- County by September 1,
OF WINDMARK BEACH OF COURTHOUSE at the Sheriff's Office, whose ad- THAT: official plat thereof Certificate, has filed said thence East to the West tiFicate shall be redeemed 2008 and shall make suf-
ACCORDING TO THE in Port St. Joe, Florida, at Lynn Haven, Florida, All credrors of the Page 16, Public Records certificate for a tax deed to side of Highway No. 71, according to law, the ficient proof to the Clerk of
PLAT THEREOF, AS 11:00 a.m. on the 24th day 32444 on or before August decedent and other per- of Guf County, Florida. be issued thereon. The thence North for 417 1/2 property described in such their ownership and upon
RECORDED IN PLAT of July, 2008, the following 1, 2008, and file the origi- sons having claims or de certificate number and feet to POINT OF BEGINN- certificate will be sold to so doing shall be entitled
THE PUBLIC RECORDS described property as set nal with the Clerk of this mands against decedent's In accordance with the yearsof issuance,o the de- ING Lying and being in W the igast bby of th raneiveone y so ofaim e
OF GULF COUNTY forth in said Final Court either before service estate on whom a copy of Americans With Disabilities option of the property, 1/2 of NE 1/4 of SW 1/4 of the front Lobby of the Gulf moneys so claimed.
FLORIDA Judgment, to wit: on attorney for the Gulf this notice is served within Act, persons a and the names in which it Section 24, Township 4 County Courthouse, 1000 Unless claim is filed within
County Sheriffs Office or three months after theater special accommodations to was assessed are as fol- South, Range 10 West. Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., such time as aforesaid, all

Date this 24th day of JuneLOTS 20 AND 21, BLOCK immediately thereafter; of the first publication of participate in this Port St. Joe, Florida at claims in reference thereto
2008. E, MONEY BAYOU SUBDI- otherwise a default will be this notice must file their proceeding should contact Name in which assessed: 11:00 AM, E.D.T., are forever barred. Florida
VISION, A SUBDIVISION entered againstyouforthe claims with this Court the Court Administrator's CertificateNo.:421 Kenneth R. Alderman & Wednesday, the 6th day Statute 116.21.
ASti p o PEOR PLAT TD MA prelef demanded in the WITRHEINA HEH LTEEROF Officed no r thosen Application No.: 2008-9 Joania M. Alderman (aka of August, 2008.D

the sale, if any, other than 49 OF THE PUBLIC REC- REBECCA NORRIS PUBLICATION OF THIS Fourth Street, Panama Description of Property: County, State of Florida. REBECCA L. NORRIS Gibbs, Gary $ 105.00
the property owner as of ORDS OF GULF COUNTY, Clerk of the Court NOTICE OR THIRTY DAYS City, Florida, 32401; c O T T JEN Unless such certificate CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT Escobar, Nelson $ 145.00
must file a claim within FLORIDA. 1000 Cecil Costin Blvd AFTER THE DATE OF Telephone: (850) CIT OF LOT ST shall be redeemed ac- COURT Lanier, Diane $ 32.83
sixty (60) days after the ANY PERSON CLAIMING Port St. Joe, Florida32456 SERVICE OF A COPY OF 763-9061, ext. 327 OFLOT3 ORB 356/300 FR rdingsco n pro GULF COUNTY Clerk's Fine and Forfeiture
AN PERSO IN THIS NOTICE ON THEM. 1-800-955-8771 (TVD) or SEYMOUR ORB 367/705 tCfinatewillbesoldthehighF BY: DonnaoL.Ray Fund:
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$ 6.00 that for such purpose the Division of Administra- The public hearing will be B ilding i-r Earn up to $500 weekly 3 br 2 ba brick house in 3br/lba, 137 Knollwood
01-2664TR he/she may need to en- tive Hearings. The choice held during the Gulf Steel Buildings: assembling our angel pins Mexico Beach close to Street, Wewa, 1,336sq, ft
Morning, Darrell Patrick sure a verbatim record of of mediation shall not af- County Board of County 4 Only 25x30, 30x40, in the comfort of your own water. W&D included, storage barn (33 x 24)
$40.00 02-178CR the proceedings made and fect a party's right to an Commissioner's meeting 40x60, 50x100, Food Service/Hospitality home. No experience re- $800/mo. Call 527-2561 green house, two carports,
Thompson, Ryan M. which would include any administrative hearing, on Tuesday, July 22, 2008 Must Move Now! quired. Call 813-944-3351 lot located on two streets,
$16.00 23061 evidence upon which the at 6:00 p.m. est. in the Will sell for balance owed! Cooks or visit www.angelpin.net 3 br, 1 ba 1307 Long Ave. fenced, 75 x 200 lot, boat
Vickers Jr., James appeal is to be based. County Commissioner's FREE DELIVERY! PSJ, HW firs, 2 car gar, Ig shed, gazebo, fish clean-
$10.00 03-0535 Mike McDaniel, Chief meeting room in the Rob- 1-800-462-7930 Prep Cooks it's a Lifestyle, not just a stor bldg, fncd yd, Imma- ing area w/ water, excel-
Warren, Walter A copy of the proposed Office of Comprehensive ert M. Moore Administra- Ext 31 job. Travel Work Party culate! $750mo. w/1 yr Ise lent condition, Sales price
$1,126.30 Ordinance is available for Planning tion Building, Gulf County Bartenders, & Play. National Co. now hir- +1 mo dep. 770-337-0432 $87,500.00 John Wray -
99-46CJ; 99-74CJ inspection on weekdays Department of Community Courthouse Complex, Port Dishwashers ing 18+ Guys & Gals to orjm71@bellsouth.net Broker Associate, Counts
Welch, Phillip M. between the hours of 9:00 Affairs St. Joe, Florida. Clark & Blake Brennan's work &travel entire USA. 2 Real Estate Group,
$95.00 02-35MM a.m. est., and 5:00 p.m. 2555 Shumard Oak Boule- School of Fish at Wind weeks paid training, trans- 2008 Marvin Avenue. 625-5778
Clerk's Trust Fund: est. at the Office of the vard All interested persons may Mark Beach Port St. Joe. portation and lodging fur- Charming Newer Home in
Bonds, Gerald E. Clerk of Court, Gulf County Tallahasee, Florida appear and be heard with ero ark he eturn guaran- a great neighorhd r N d to
$36.00 Courthouse, 1000 C.G. 32399-2100 respect to the proposed Apply in person Wind Mark nished. Returns guaran- a great neighborhood, 3 br Need to sell
$36.00Grscom, John W. Courstin, Sr., Blvd., Port St. 32399-2100 respect to th peroposede- Beach, 101 Good Morning teed. Call Today, Start To- 2 ba, CH&A, all appliances Call Kevin Welch Pelican
Griscom, John W. Costing, Sr., Blvd., Port St. Ordinance. If a personde- St Ste 103 or e-mail resume dayl 1(877) 836-5660. W&D, 2 car garage, lawn Walk Real Estate
$20.00 Joe, Florida, 32456. Publish July 10, 2008 cides to appeal any deci- ekrepps@royalbrestaurants.com maint/pest control incl'd, 1 850-647-2473
Green, Cheryl $18.00 sons made by the Gulf POSTAL & G JOB year lease, No smokers/
Kirkland, Marcus C $ County Commission with POSTAL & GOVT JOB No pets, $900 mo.+ dep. Want to sell
7.50 BOARD OF COUNTY NOTICE OF SALE respect to any matter con- E'lL.O INFO FOR SALE? Call Lori (850) 229-9500. Call Kevin Welch Pelican
Nadell, John Andrew COMMISSIONERS sidered at this hearing, 4100 Help Wanted Walk Real Estate
$ 9.00 GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA NOTICE IS HEREBY he/she will need a record 4130 -Employment Heaithcare: n 2br/2ba, Lake view, near 850-647-2473
Rish, Ralph $49.06 GIVEN THAT AMERICA'S of the proceedings and Information c UL I park, new air and heating, Avoid
Salter, Julia M $13.00 BY: BILLY TRAYLOR, MINI STORAGE AND OF-that for such purpose Dietary Mana r new paint inside and out, Foreclosure
Shelton, William $ 6.50 CHAIRMAN FICE, INC., INTENDS TO he/she may need to en- ie y Manager shaded by big oak trees.
Spencer, Mark $ 6.50 DISPOSE OF OR OFFER sure a verbatim record of You NEVER have to pay $1000/m, Call 639-5430 Call Kevin Welch Pelican
Stephenson, Angela Publish: July 10, & 17, FOR. SALE THE PER- the proceedings made and 4 The Bridge at Bay St. Joe for information about Walk Real Estate
federal or postal jobs. It 804723
$40.00 2008 SONAL PROPERTY DE- which would include any 4100is a progressive company federal or postal job f 850-647-2473
Touchton, Laura $10.11 Ad#2008-63 SCRIBED BELOWTOEN-evidence upon which the A Touch Of Class LLC is looking for individuals who u see a ob
Ward, Ryan R. $ FORCE A LIEN IMPOSED appeal is to be based. looking for a few good have compassion for the guarantee", contact the
5.50 STATE OF FLORIDA ONSAID PROPERTY UN-rkers for housekeeping elderly and are ready to Apalach. 3 br 1 ba hou
Acopdand detail cleaning. starts take a revolutionary up- The Federal Trade Apalach. 3 br 1 ba house
Weldon, Mary F $ 5.25 DEPARTMENT OF COM- DER THE SELF STORAGE A copy of the proposed and detail cleaning, starts take a revolutionary ap- Comission for rent. Cntrl air, firepice,
Williams, Donna$10.00 MUNITY AFFAIRS FACILITY ACT STATUTES Ordinance is available for at $9:00/hr. Call 541-2176 proach to healthcare. Our Cois Ameris consumer W/D sun deck, shady fncd Sale or Lease
Windhan, Teresa $ NOTICE OF INTENT TO SECTION 83.801-83.89. inspection on weekdays ___120-bed long-term care fa- tectionsumer W/D suin yard, work shed, ample Mexico Bh. No smk/pets,
4.00 FIND AMERICA'S MINI STOR- between the hours of 9:00 cility is looking for a Die- protection agency in parking, $800mo first and 3 br 2 ba MH w/deck 1
Winkelman, Chad E CITY OF PORT ST. JOE AGE AND OFFICE, IN., a.m. est., and 5:00 p.m. Bidg Const/Skilled Trades tary Manager, preferably a .ftc .alast $500 sc dep. Call bik to bch dishwasher,
$ 6.00 COMPREHENSIVE PLAN WILL DISPOSE OF SAID est. at the Office of the CDM. The benefits of thisgov/jobscams last $500 sdep. Call bk to bch, dishwasher,
AMENDMENT PROPERTY NO LATER Clerk of Court, Gulf County Experienced salaried position include 1-77-FTCHELP Brenda 2275380. fridge, orW/consider Ch&al
Rebecca L. Norris, INCOMPLIANCE THAN THE DATE OF JULY Courthouse, 1000 C.G. option's for 5 or consir
Clerk of the Circuit Court DOCKET NO. 18th 2008. PROPERTY IS Costin, Sr., Blvd., Port St. Framers medical,dental,vision A public service serious f 6 2m9
Gulf County, Florida 08-PEFE1-NOI-2302-(A)-(I) LOCATED AT 141 COM- Joe, Florida, 32456. Needed WITH TOOLS insurance, short/long-term message from the FTCutilities803-604-0289
MERCE DRIVE, PORT ST. Call (850) 653-7399. disability, life insurance anThe News Heral 803-397-4869
By Carla O'Dell The Department gives no- JOE, FL GULF COUNTY paid time off, 401(k) plan, Classified Advertising Beautiful 3 to Home 102
Deputy Clerk twice of its intent to find the BOARD OF COUNTY uniform allowance, tuition Department Sunset Cr. with Bayview. 2
Amendment to the Corn- Chris Craig 279 Paradise COMMISSIONERS V Mat '- reimbursement, and an car garage $1250mo fo
Publish:July10,2008 prehensive Plan for the Lane, Apalachicola, FL GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA -- opportunity to manage Postal OfficeNow Hiring rent or rent to own. 7110
Ad#: 2008-69 City of Port St. Joe, 32320. Storage Unit# B4 INTERVIEW NOWI great group of people. Avg. Pay $20 per hr. or 954-849-4247.
adopted by Ordinance No. Household, appliances, BY: BILLY TRAYLOR, Please contact Human Re- $57K/yr. Including Fed. House for Sale
NOTICE TO RECEIVE 395 on May 20, 2008, IN fishing and sporting equip- CHAIRMAN Monster Match sources at 220 Ninth Street Benefits and OT. Placed C-30,1 br 1 ba, w/encl pa- 410 5th St. Mexico Beach,
SEALED BIDS COMPLIANCE, pursuant to ment. Publish: July 10, & 17, assigns a professional Port St. Joe, FL 32456 by adSource not Aff. w/ tio, Overlooks Indian La- FL,4 BLOCKS TO PEACH,
BID NO. 0708-28 Sections 163.3184, 2008 to hand-match each (850)229-8244 Fax (850) USPS who hires goon. Recent renovations, 2 LOTS 110 x 121.46 x
S163.3187 and 163.3189, Publish July 3 & 10,2008 Ad# 2008-62 job seeker with each 229-1042. Serenity Health- 866-483-5658 W/D. $580 furn., $515 un- 116.28 x 148.84 Beautiful
The Gulf County Board of ES. Thedopedity employer. Care LLC is an Equal Op- furn., Bkgr/credit check, Beach House, 1935 sq.ft.
County Commissioners e adopted City portunity Employer for a 850-899-0261 for appt., heated and cooled. House
will receive sealed bids of Port St. Joe Compre- PUBLIC NOTICE This is a FREE Service! Drug-Free Workplace. Ready Aug. 1 is 4 yrs. old. Four bed-
from any qualified person, hensive Plan Amendment web ID#33997995 ro 2 bathsScreen
company or corporation and the Department's Ob- The Port St. Joe Port Au- 5Monster Match is your100 Gulfaire-4 bd, 2.5 ba, FR Room. The house and rec-
interested in constructing dority will hold its regular Monster Match is your1Lg rBc .5 anR oo o an
interestedin constructing sections, Recommenda-thritywill holditsregular o free, one-stop job- Hospitality/Tourism Vending Route Lg Yd Pr Bch Acc. Ocean reaction room along with all
the following project: tions and Comments Re- monthly meeting on Mon- search resource. With View, Pr Pool, $1400 mo bedroomshave been ce-
port, (ifany), are available day July14, 2008, at 8:15 our extensive contacts, Executive Snack/Soda great equip- 227-7217or 703-577-8758 ram ictiled. Walk-in close
WHITE CITY BOAT for public infection Mon-a.m., ET, at the Law Of we can show our ment and locations, $12k ets, some furniture will
LANDING FLOATING daythrough Friday, except fices of RishGibson seeker prfile to Housekeeper + many options, must Highland View, 4 br 3 ba, stay, completely tiled
D O daythrough Friday, except res of Rish, Gibson,
DOCK for legal holidays, during cholz & Groom, A., 116 nd of oc Mainstay Suites in Port St. sell, 877-843-8726 local very nice. $850/mo + dep. throughout, heat pump
n or m al bCrt.MA_ i h u n d re d s o f to p lo ca l th ro u g h o u h e a t p u m
normal business hours, at C employers in 300 job Joe is now accepting ap- Pelican Walk Real has been salt spray
Specifications can be o the City of Port StJoe, St. Joe, Florida. All who 2100 Pets categories. Let us find plications for an Executive B2002-037 Estate dipped so no corrosion will
tainted in the Office of the City Hall, 305 Cecil G. wish may attend and be 2110- Pets: Free to you a jobthat matches Housekeeper. Candidate 850-647-2473 occur, attic space. Recrea-
Clerk of Circuit Court, 1000 Costin Sr. Boulevard Port heard. Good Home your skills experience must maintain flexible tion room 16 x 24 with cy-
Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., St. Joe, Florida 32457. If any person decides to 2120 Pet Supplies andyur s, experenesschedule, dependability is or pr ood the c
Room 148, Port St. Joe, Any affected per- appeal any decision made 2130- Farm Animals/ and preferences, schedule, dependability is Home For Rent, 1110 press wood on the ceiling
oot. J, A t r a a econ pmae es a must. If you have an eye Garrison Ave., 1765sf of and walls, tiled. Outside
Florida 32456, (850) son, as defined in Section with respect to any matter 2140- Pes/Livesoc INTERVIEW NOW for detail and a passion for 6100 living area, corner lot, 3 br, shower and deep well. 12
229-6112. The bid must 3.314,S., has a right service, We ant you2 ba. Carpeted ingx 20 Boat shed and 12 x
conform to Section to petition for an adminis- he or she will need a rec-for the fooing lease apply in persn roo, dared ing 20 Storage coveringunit
ord.1333 of theproceedin
287.133(3) ES., on public trative hearing to challenge ord of the proceedings, positions Mainstay Suites FOR RENT, room, & sun porch. Fire- Concrete walkways, awn-
entity crimes. the proposed agency de- and, for such purpose, he Dental 3951 E Hwy 98 place in living room. New ing over all doors, fence
termination that the or she may need to ensure 2110 (Job Code 55) Port St. Joe, FL 850 sq. ft. warehouse CH&A, Kitchen- electric railing along walkways
Completion date for this Amendment to the City of that a verbatim record of Cocker Spaniel w/of in Port St Joe range, refrigerator & dish
project will be 90 days Port St. Joe Comprehen- the proceedings is made, FREE to Good Home 16 HealthCareAssistants WeblD#33980346 w washer. Washer & dryer in- the summer and family
from the date of the Notice sive Plan is In Compliance, which record includes the FREE to Good Home, neutered 16 (Job Health Code Assistants $400/moincluding tax. shluded. B y appt only, call and quests, w amil sleep
to Proceed presented to as defined in Subsection testimony and evidence months, male, neuter. (Jo ode Logistics/Transportation 227-1286 clouded. By appt only, call and quests, will sleep
the successful bidder. Uq- 163.3184(1), FS. The pe- upon which the appeal is __227-7380. Medical Records Call 814-7400 227-6855. SACRIFICEFOR HEALTH
uidated damages for fail- tuition must be filed within to be based. (Job Code 58) Driver Trainees Call 814-7400 House For Rent 3BR/2BA REASONS, can email pic-
ure to complete the project twenty-one (21) days after H o NEEDED for $800 -110 Royal turesemail us at:
on the specified date will publication of this notice, Pblish: July 10, 2008 /A edc,:3l Thn..-,in NEW OFFICE Street. Call milspec141@bellsouth.net
be set at $200.00 per day.and must include all of the tl Coie 56) No CDL? No Probleml SPACE F R 850-340-1830. Mry and Tom Price 334
leae plac YUR CO information and contents PUBLIC NOTICE Medical Ther aists ACEFOR268-0601/ 334807-0134
PAsNY NAME, SEALE described in Uniform Rule B (Job Code 53) Earn up to $900/wk. Home RENT
BID, and the BID NUM 28-106.201, A.C. The NOTICE IS HEREBY weekends with TMC.d Beautiful
BpD ondtheoBide -etition must be filed with GIVEN that the Gulf MERCHANDISE Jurinog pany endorsed CDL Train- Beautiful
BER on the outside of the Agency Clerk, Depart- County Board of County (Job Code 5 ing 1-866-280-5309 800 sq. ft. store Lovely 3 br, 2 ba home, 7150
your e ment of Community Af- Commissioners will hold a 3100 Antiques :: front office 1303 Garrison St., large
S MHT BE SUCBMIT rs aa public hearing to consider 3110-Appliances Pharmacy on es le Gar on 2 lots, 1800sf
Boulevard, Tallahassee, a3120 Arts & Craftsg tJob Code s,41 :b00
TED TO THE OFFICE OF Florida 32399-2100, and a exchange of county prop 3130 AucionsRei ae 10mo + Damage Dep
THE CLERK OF CIRCUIT erty with the following 3140 BabyItms Reid Ave. available, immediately.
THE CLERK OF1000 CIRCUIT opmailed or delivered terms and conditions: 3150- Building Supplies Go to www.Emerald Medical/Health Listed at belW 850-227-6432 711 Acres artally
COUto300w wwCIL G. s N NNE toewww.aci-meray cleared 7n Stone Mill
COSTIN, SR. BLVD., Failure'to timely file a peti- AN ORDINANCE OF GULF Equipment CoasobsEast.co eh market rate. reek, -well, septic and
ROOM 148, PORT ST. tion shall constitute a COUNTY, FORIDA 3170 -Collectibles orcallusat EHS FamilyContact owe $75KCal 39-6891
JOE, FLORIDA 32456 BY waiver of any right to re-C GRANTING PROPERTYI 3180 EeComputers neerAdvocaterr Aact-w/ ser850 l63-


DAY.^ JULY 18.2008. proceeding as a petitioner TOZ, LLC, d/b/a HEALTH 3210s- Free Pass It On litaivot


Rand Eestimony anf orwardGRANTGDP FETA YI H-3280 Machinery/. -_ services ied required. AS- $25000 sn curite/ramage
The ids w be opened at unee der S HEC, STTING FOTH 3220 Furni ture listed abov to oratively ew families to desoit. Caill ( ) C e Page oortl
and 120.57, S.IfPet- THE NAME AND AD 3230- Garage/Yard Sales complete your job identify the family's goals, St. Joe. Close proximity to
The is-fiethprso 3240-Guns seeker profile strengths& secure neces- ARibe e s area shopping. Downtown Beacon Hill Steps to

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right to reject any ationNITHE COUNTYFOR MU-AD 33210- PlMusical&nstrumentbs/ The Star successful exp. in a social 8501 St. Joe Beach near TAFB, Sale
agency action. VALOREM SOURCES FOR Supplies work capacity in providing





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man L A petition for intervention OR MUNICIPALITY FOR INTERVIEW NOW! Education and Care, Inc.
//e must be filed at least THE CURRENT FISCAL 3220 450 Jenks Avenue, Pan- Control Storage Call Jeff 813-770-9372
WATERS OF GULF hearings, twenty (20) days before YEAR BY VIRTUE OF Monster Match aa City, FL 32401 E s of a170
Clerk the final hearing oand must ECONOMIC DEVELOP- assigns a professional M/F/V/D Boat RV storage 3 br 2 ba Stove, Fridge, Call Kevin We ellican
















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NOTICE IS HEREBY sion of Administrative RENT FISCAL YEAR AT- Monster Match is your Wanted aide to provide 3 br apart in Lanark Vi- Hill, $200 includes water & 85-647-2473
GIVEN theRYHearings, Department of TRIBUTABLE TO TOZ, free, one-stop job- assistance to elderly PSJ lage. Covered porch, small power pole. You pay elec- Avoid
GIVEN that the Gulf Management Services, LLC, d/b/a HEALTH search resource. With couple. Salary and single yard, HUD accpt.,. avail tric. (850) 340-0282. Foreclosure
County Board of County 1230 Apalachee Parkway, CHECK, EXEMPTION, 3230 our extensive contacts, family home next door pro- 3BR/3BA +300 dep. Call Call Kevin Welch Pelican
RECommissioners will hold a Tallahassee, Florida BartenderMAKING A FINDING THAT vided to right person; need 509-2460. trailer $2800 See or Ca
public hearing to consider 32399-3060. Failure to p- TOZ, LLC, d/b/a HEALTH we can show your references. Need to be Walk Real Estate









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withE PRoVIDing FORtle eauly lowed Starting @ 866-79-5627 weitea Edition Orng eoe
with thEFFECTIVE DATE th e allowed time frame invQUIREMENTS OF CHAP- to hundreds of top local bed to wheelchair$400/mont utilities S Chrome Wheels 2Call
The public hearing wionstitutes a waiver of all be ny TE 196 AND GULF 290 eavymes Drive employers in 300 job 904-247-4983 or Executive Excellen3 br, 2 baW&D RV Space for rent priConditiovate
AN ORDINANCE OF GULF right such a person has to COUNTY RESOLUTION Wewahitchka, Saturday, tocomplet find deans.sith cast.net garage, deck, lot with 1 room Cottage
ICOUNTY FLORIDA PRO- request a hearing under NO. 2000-02, GRANTING July 12, 9:30 a.m.- till you a job that matches Web Id 33996246 ool, tennis court, private with full bath 9452 Olive St.











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on Tuesday, July 22, 2008Mo nrif la5850227a2hoes. Local job placement 5on Reid Avenue 9'
at 6:00GROUND AND SURFACE Locate in t wnhe a dministrative FROM THE EFFECTIVE Dr. Robert King 2700 square feet and4 wheel drive, third
County CommissionerDs timel fl, meda 01 Toll-Free 866-362-6497(0 A VA E T Sa a Jl 1h
meetinG room in the Rob- ren Parker @ 227-3831 ING FO AN EFFECTIVEDentist ser ample parking spaces






ineetino room in the Rob- ran Parker @ 22-81 Toll-Free 866-362-6497. Dentist '. L" mose"ample parking spaces --.-, 1-


teit M. Moore Administra-g, f Hygienist .... .......... Near businesses and restaurants n
tion Building, Gulf County ygieni AvSothern Coastal Management
Courthouse Complex, Port 325 Long Ave 103 Reid Avenue LONG TERM RENTALS
St. Joe, Florida. Yards Cut A service of
l interested persons may r Cu 227-Thetar Stand Alone Office Building Barefoot Cotage Brand New 2br/2.5b, pool..........from$995
appear and be heard with Call 227-6170 approx. 1200 square feet Waterside Village Condo #300, 3br/3b0, pool, Gulf Views
respect to the proposed
Ordinance. Ifa person de- Thomas Owens LLC GROUNDS KEEPER/ ideal for small office needs Gated community, close to the beach .........................$1,095
cides to appeal any deci- Electrical Contractor 190 Williams Avenue
sions made by the Gulf All types of electrical work. MAINTENANCE ASSISTANT Most properties ore pet friendly with a fee.
County Commission with Call 639-2119 home or D & D Landscaping
respect to any matter con- 665-2588 wk, 532-9307 Mowing, Weeding & For All Inquiries Call Seeking more inventory- offering reduced mgmt fee for 1st year. Please
sidered at this hearing, cell LIC #ER0009863 Mulching, TreeTrimming, CALL 1-850-227-7451 Billy Carr 850-227-6123 all85-229-1350frmoreinfoorvisitwwwsuthernwastal.om
he/she will need a record Dan @ 227-8225 Billy Carr 850-227-6123
of the proceedings and FOR APPLICATION PROCESS 1-800-737-2322-* 3052 West hwy 98, Poo St. Joe, FL 32456


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Bronson Urges Consumers To Adopt Measures To Combat Fuel Thefts


With fuel prices at
record levels and ris-
ing, Florida Agriculture
and Consumer Services
Commissioner Charles H.
Bronson is encouraging


consumers to take precau-
tions to prevent thefts of
fuel from their vehicles.
While there is no state-
wide database detailing the
extent of the problem, anec-


dotal evidence is mounting
that thieves are siphoning
gasoline, diesel and other
motor fuels from cars and
trucks sitting in driveways
and parking lots because


of the rising value of the
fuel. Gasoline stations are
also increasingly being tar-
geted by fuel thefts, accord-
ing to Bronson's Petroleum
Inspection Bureau and


Office of Agricultural Law
Enforcement.
"While Florida and
the nation are working on
the development of alter-
native fuels and adopting
conservation measures to
ultimately bring down the
price of gasoline, we are
nonetheless all forced at
the moment to pay record
prices for fuel," Bronson
said. 'And with filling a
gas tank commonly reach-
ing $50 and even $75
each fueling' the last thing
we need is for thieves to
siphon the fuel out of our
gas tanks."
Toward that end, the
Commissioner is offering
the following tips to pre-
vent a motorist from being
the victim of fuel thefts:
-- Consider the pur-
chase a locking gas cap.
-- When possible,
park your car in a locked
garage.
-- Park in well-lit areas
when possible.
-- If a vehicle has an
alarm, set it before park-
ing.
-- Check the fuel gauge
before parking; report any
fuel theft immediately.
-- When pumping fuel
at, a gas station, never leave
an activated pump unat-
tended.
-- If purchasing a new
vehicle, inquire about a


locking fuel door.
Farms and agricul-
tural operations in gener-
al, both nationally and in
Florida, appear to be vic-
tims of increasing gasoline
and diesel thefts also, and
Bronson recommends that
such properties be fenced
or gated, and as well lit
when possible. Nurseries,
packinghouses and agri-
cultural storage areas
should consider installing
security cameras with a
tape backup. Thefts at
farming operations should
be reported to local law
enforcement or Bronson's
Office of Agricultural Law
Enforcement at 1-800-342-
5869.
.In addition to protect-
ing a vehicle's fuel from
being stolen, Bronson is
also encouraging consum-
ers to adopt fuel conserva-
tion measures as a means
of combating skyrocketing
fuel prices.
Such measures include
car pooling, using public
transportation when pos-
sible, combining errands
to minimize the number of
trips taken in your vehicle,
maintaining a reasonable
speed, using the most eco-
nomical grade of gasoline
recommended for your
vehicle and keeping tires
properly inflated.


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NOTICE

THE APALACHEE REGIONAL PLANNING
COUNCIL, ON BEHALF OF GULF COUNTY,
AND THE CITIES OF PORT ST JOE AND
WEWAHITCHKA, WILL HOLD A FAIR HOUSING
WORKSHOP AND TRAINING FOR ALL GULF
COUNTY AREA REALTORS AND FINANCIAL
INSTITUTIONS:

WHEN: Tuesday, July 15th, 2008
TIME: 4:30 RM.
WHERE: Port St. Joe Fire Station
RE: Fair Housing Workshop

IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE AMERICANS
WITH DISABILITIES ACT, Persons needing
special accom-modations to participate in this
proceeding should contact Pauline Pendarvis,
City Clerk, City of Port St. Joe, at City Hall,
Telephone No. 850/229-8261.

Please include in your July 10, 2008 edition of
The Star.

Publish July 10, 2008


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


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Local Jackson Hewitt

Franchise Recognized

With Spirit-Of-Giving

Community Award

Local business honored for its commitment
and giving to communities it serves
Always ready to lend hard work and compas-
a hand, Carl and Carrie sion of so many people.
Kelley, owners of C K Our staff truly deserves the
Ventures Inc., which owns recognition for their tire-
and operates 83 Jackson less efforts, as well as the
Hewitt Tax Service@ communities we serve for
locations in Oklahoma, their tremendous support
Missouri, Arkansas and of our efforts."
Florida, were recently C K Ventures, Inc. and
recognized by Jackson their staff were chosen for
Hewitt with its "Spirit of the award based on the
Giving Community Award" impressive list of fundrais-
for the outstanding con- ing events and charitable
tributions that the Kelley's efforts they have supported
and their staff have made in throughout the year. Some
supporting their local com- highlights of their fund-
munities where they oper- raising activities last year
ate their respective offices. included:
The award was presented Hosting Blood Drives
to the Kelley's at the 2008 that resulted in their cus-
Jackson Hewitt Annual tomers, tax preparers, and
Convention held recently other staff members donat-
in Las Vegas, Nevada. ing 314 pints of blood to
"The Kelleys and local hospitals and trauma
their dedicated staff truly centers. This has the poten-
embody about the spirit of tial of saving 942 adult lives
giving back," said Michael or 1570 children's lives
Yerington, President and according to the Oklahoma
CEO, Jackson Hewitt Tax Blood Institute.
Service. "Their involve- GOLD Sponsor for
ment in their communi- the 24th Annual Azalea
ties and efforts to make a Festival Chili Cook Off,
positive impact in helping an event that allowed the
others is what this award Muskogee Chapter of the
is all about. We commend National Exchange Club,
the Kelleys and their staff with Carl Serving as the
for their outstanding com- Chapter President, to
munity efforts throughout recently present more than
the year." $40,000.00 to local chil-
"We are honored to be dren's charities.
recognized for the work that Assisted the Foster
we do in our community," Parent Association, pro-
said Carl Kelley, President viding tax advice to foster
of C K Ventures, Inc.. "This parents on the adoption
award is the product of the credit and claiming foster


NOTICE OF PUBLIC

MEETING

The Port St. Joe City Commission will conduct
a Public Meeting on Monday, July 21, 2008
at 5:30 RM. ET at Port St. Joe City Hall, 305
Cecil C. Costin, Sr., Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida,
to give the citizenry an opportunity to become
acquainted with the proposed wastewater
system improvements and to comment on
such items as economic and environmental
impacts, service area, alternatives to the
project and other matters of concern.

The meeting will include discussion of the
application process and City action relative to
approving, executing and submitting a formal
application to USDA Rural Development for
grant and local approval. Any questions
may be directed to Charles W. Weston, City
Manager, 850-229-8261.

Charles W. Weston
City Manager




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.


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State Nears Goal for Free Windstorm Inspections


Less than 10,000 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 10,000 free
inspections remain and
residents are signing up at
more than 2,000 per day.
Homeowners can sign
up for. a free inspection
simply by calling the State
Hotline at 1 (866) 513-6734
of going to www.mysafeflor-
idahome.com. PWI is an
authorized inspection com-
pany 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 mspection com-
pany. "Once these inspec-


children on a tax return, as
well as providing free tax
preparation certificates to
the Association.
Mr. Kelley also served
as a Board of Director for
CASA (Court Appointed
Special Advocates) which
is a non-profit organization
to assist victims of child
abuse.


tons 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 30,000 appli-
cations have been received
so time is of the essence for
homeowners' to receive a
free windstorm inspection.
With the second named
hurricane in the Atlantic,
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 within a few
days," Walton said. "If resi-
dents register today, they
will have their insurance
documents and recommen-
dations on how to strength-
en their home prior to the
peak of hurricane season


Additionally, the com-
pany hosted or participat-
ed in fundraising events
for the American Cancer
Society, American Heart
Association, Breast Cancer
Research, children's gift
and toy drives at Christmas,
and sponsored local youth
sports teams.
About Jackson


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 prenuums. A State
of Florida study showed
homeowners are eligible
for, but are not receiving
an average of S282 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


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


with a "'hurricane rating"
for their home.
Under the My Safe
Florida Home free inspec-
tion, PWI state certified-in-
spectors 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.


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.jackson-
hewitt.com. To locate the
Jackson Hewitt Tax Service
office nearest to you, call
(800) 234-1040.


Jackie Wilson Joins Superior Bank's

Homeowner Association Services


Superior Bank, a
wholly-owned subsid-
iary of Superior Bancorp
(NASDAQ-NMS: SUPR),
announced today that
Jackie Wilson has joined
Superior as an Assistant
Vice President and North
Florida Relationship
Manager for Association
Services. Wilson will sup-
port the financial needs of
Superior Bank's condo-
minium and homeowner
association clients served
through an 11-branch net-
work serving Florida's Big
Bend, Forgotten Coast, and
Emerald Coast
Wilson is a resident of
Tallahassee and has more
than 20 years' experience


with association manage-
ment. She has been a
member of the American
Society of Association
Executives as well as the
Florida and Tallahassee
societies. Wilson is a Past
President of the National
Association of Women
in Construction. Giving
back to her community,
Wilson was the President/
Chairman of the Board of
the PACE Center for Girls
for 12 years and a board
member of the Tallahassee
Housing Foundation for 5
years. She was nominated
several years as Volunteer of
the Year inl Tallahassee and
recognized in 2006 with
the Outstanding Woman in


the Community Award.
Superior Bank's North
Florida Retail Executive
Jason Gilmore said, "We
are delighted to have
Jackie join our North
Florida team. With her
caring attitude, her experi-
ence, her knowledge of the
area and her involvement
in the community, our cli-
ents will find Jackie to be a
tremendous asset."

About Superior
Bancorp
Superior Bancorp is
a $3.0 billion thrift hold-
ing company headquar-
tered in Birmingham,
Alabama. The principal
subsidiary of Superior


Bancorp is Superior Bank,
a Southeastern community
bank. Superior Bank has
75 branches with 44 loca-
tions throughout the state
of Alabama and 31 loca-
tions in Florida. Superior
Bank currently has two
new branches planned
for Alabama during the
remainder of 2008 in addi-
tion to the 21 that have
opened since September
2006.
Superior Bank oper-
ates 22 consumer finance
offices in North Alabama
as 1st Community Credit
and Superior Financial
Services.


Southern Pine Beetle Prevention Cost-Share

Program Accepting New Applications


Florida Agriculture
and Consumer Services
Commissioner Charles H.
Bronson today announced
that the department's
Division of Forestry is re-
offering the Southern Pine
Beetle Prevention Cost-
Share Program to eligible
non-industrial private for-
est landowners. The goal of


the program is to minimize
southern pine beetle dam-
age in Florida by helping
forest landowners reduce
the susceptibility of their
pine stands to this destruc-
tive insect pest.
Periodic southern pine
beetle outbreaks in Florida
have resulted in millions
of cubic feet of pine tim-


ber killed on thousands of
acres. Forest management
practices, such as thinning,
prescribed burning, other
competition control, and
use of less-susceptible pine
species can improve the
health of pine stands and
decrease their likelihood of
developing southern pine
beetle infestations.


The program offers up
to 50 percent cost reim-
bursement for pre-commer-
cial thinning, prescribed
burning and mechanical
underbrush treatments in
existing pine stands, and a
$50-per-acre incentive pay-
ment for landowners who
conduct a first pulpwood
thinning.
In addition, landown-
ers may apply to receive
up to 50 percent reim-
bursement for the cost of
longleaf seedlings and $25
per acre in planting cost
assistance to establish a
longleaf pine plantation.
The program is limited to
44 northern Florida coun-
ties located within the
range of the southern pine
beetle. Qualified landown-
ers may apply for up to
two approved practices
per year. The minimum
tract size requirement is 10
acres and funding requests
may not exceed $10,000.
For an application and
more information on pro-
gram requirements and
procedures, forest land-
owners can visit their local
Division of Forestry office
or contact the county for-
ester office in their area by
visiting http://www.fl-dof.
com. Applications will be
available beginning July
30 and will be evaluated
on a first-received, first-
served basis. The pro-
gram is supported through
temporary grants from the
USDA Forest Service and
will be offered only as long
as funding is available.
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NOTICE TO RECEIVE SEALED BIDS

BID NO. 0708-26

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

REPAIR AT WHITE CITY BOAT RAMP
REMOVE EXISTING DECKING, JOIST & CATWALKS, LEVEL EXISTING GIRDERS
AND INSTALL NEW BOLTS. REPLACE JOIST, ADD JOIST BAND TO COVER ENDS
OF DECKING, REPLACE DECKING, ADD 16" 2x6'S AT EACH JOIST TO GIRDER
CONNECTION. ADD JOIST BANDS TO COVER ENDS OF CATWALK DECKING,
INSTALL NEW CATWALK JOIST WITH CLIPS AT INTERSECTION OF JOIST/GIRDER
CONNECTIONS.

Plans and specifications can be obtained from the Clerk's Office at the Gulf County
Courthouse, Room 148, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr., Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida,
32456, (850) 229-6112.

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

There will be a pre-bid conference at the boat landing on July 21, 2008 at 9:00
a.m., E.T. The boat landing is located off of Highway 71 in White City at the foot
of the bridge at 290 Pridgeon Road. Attendance at the pre-bid conference is
mandatory in order for the bid to be considered complete.

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
25, 2008. Bids will be opened at this location on Monday, July 28, 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.

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Biologists Labor to Preserve Rare Woodpecker


By Lois Swoboda
Florida Freedom Newspapers

Jie Kim is a wildlife
biologist grade 2 for the
Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission.
She works with wild-
life biologist Adam Warwick
and wildlife technician Ron
Copley on projects in Tate's
Hell State Forest, but much
of her time is devoted to
monitoring populations of
the red-cockaded wood-
pecker.
The red-cockaded
woodpecker (Picoides bore-
alis) is approximately 8.5
inches long, with a wing-
span of about 14 inches
and a weight of about 1.5
ounces. Its back is barred
with black and white hori-
zontal stripes.
While the name sounds
as if there should be a
prominent area of red on
this woodpecker's head, the
red "cockade" is actually
a pair of tiny red streaks
on the nape of the male's
neck and almost invisible in
the field. The red-cockaded
woodpecker's most distin-
guishing feature is a black
cap and nape that encircle
large white cheek patches.
This species, a year-
round resident in mature
pine forests of the south-
eastern U.S., was once com-
mon throughout the south-
ern part of its range, which
formerly stretched north to
New Jersey and west to
Oklahoma. With the cutting
of the large tracts of pine
throughout much of the
south, the bird completely
disappeared from several
states and, according to the
Audubon Society, continues
to decline in most others
due to loss of habitat.
Its range currently
includes the very eastern
edge of Texas, Gulf coast


states to central Florida
and reaches north to North
Carolina and Tennessee.
Populations are fragmented
and rare. Overall, the spe-
cies continues to decline
as a result of human activ-
ity and while the logging
threat has diminished, new
stresses such as develop-
ment and fragmentation
take their toll.
Kim's job is to keep
track of nesting clusters in
Tate's Hell.
"It's a physical-
ly demanding job here
because we have so much
undergrowth in the forest,"
said Warwick. "This is prob-
ably the only place in the
U.S .where we have to do
aerial surveys for this bird.
The clusters here occur in
old trees scattered through
the swamp in areas that
were not logged because
they were too difficult to
reach or would not sup-
port the equipment needed.
Typically, these birds nest
in open forest land that
burns frequently. Tate's Hell
is really marginal habitat
for this bird."
Still Kim makes her way
through the undergrowth
carrying binoculars, a cam-
era and a high-tech snoop-
ing device called a "Peeper"
for checking on the status
of nestlings.
The Peeper is a camera
mounted on a telescoping
pole connected to a view-
ing screen by fiber optics
that allows Kim, Copley and
Warwick to look directly
into the woodpeckers' nest-
ing cavities.
The red-cockaded
woodpecker feeds primar-
ily on insects, spiders, and
occasionally fruit. Much of
this bird's life is centered
around large open stands
of old growth pine, especial-
ly longleaf pine, that burn


Lois Swoboda/The Times
Jie Kim and Adam Warwick use the Peeper to look into
the nest cavity of a red-cockaded woodpecker.


every one to five years due
to lightning-started fires.
This woodpecker pre-
fers to nest in trees over
90 years of age because
they provide ample forag-
ing surface and contain
enough sapless heartwood
to hold nest and roost cavi-
ties. Older trees are also
frequently infected with red
heart fungus, which soft-
ens the wood and makes it
easier for the woodpecker
to excavate its cavity.
Red-cockaded wood-
peckers live in family groups
usually consisting of one
breeding female, her mate
and one to three .of their
sons from previous years
who act as helpers when the
mated pair is rearing a nest
full of babies. Each member
of the family has its own
roosting cavity. Eggs are
laid in the father's cavity.
The other family members
take turns incubating them
during the day and he cares
for them at night.
"These woodpeckers
are a keystone species,"
said Kim. "The red-cock-
aded woodpecker is the
only woodpecker species
in North America that cre-
ates cavities in living pine
trees. A lot of other spe-
cies, including other birds,
frogs and snakes make use
of their cavities. There is


Whittle -

intensity to the field every
day that has been there
from the beginning. "When
I think of Ken, I think of
competitiveness. That's
what's always been con-
sistent through the years,
his burning desire to win
while maintaining his influ-
ence as one of the strongest
Christians I've ever known,"
said former player and long-
time assistant Barry Loyal,
who currently coaches in
Chattanooga.
In reflecting on his time
at Trinity, Whittle has been
able to gain some perspec-
tive on all of his wins and
championships as well as
the disappointments. "God
has put me in a place where
I'm mentored every day by
the Scriptures, knowing
that my emphasis can't be
on wins and losses, but
on Him. God knew that I
needed to be at Trinity,"
Whittle said.
Local business owner
Jason Adams best described
his former coach's impact


a whole forest community
that relies on them."
Nesting cavities are con-
structed in a live tree about
30 feet above the ground.
Cavities can take several'
years to complete and are
frequently reused. Below
the cavities, the bird drills
resin wells in the bark and
the resulting sticky layer
of pine pitch coating the
trunk protects the birds
and nests from predation
by rat snakes. The oozing
sap gives the bark below the
cavity a waxy appearance.
"We can't just consider
the nesting cluster when we
try to improve habitat for
these birds," said Warwick.
"Each bird forages over
about 270 acres of land and
in Florida that area can be
even larger. We have to con-
sider whether the ground-
cover is going to support
the right kinds of insects.
In Tate's Hell, much of their
diet consists of large tree
dwelling ants.
"What we mostly get
here are young birds dis-
persing from Apalachicola
National Forest, which has
the largest population of
red-cockaded woodpecker
in the US. This is kind of
like a low-rent district for
red-cockaded woodpeckers.
Don Sullivan who works
for ithe Division of Forestry


on the lives he touched.
"The world has changed so
much over the last 30 years,
but Coach Whittle's charac-


(DOF) spotted the first nest-
ing cluster from a helicop-
ter in 1998 while he was
working on an aerial burn.
He marked it with a gps and
returned later to confirm
his find," said Warwick.
"Originally DOF moni-
tored the birds. FWC hadn't
had a biologist down here
for like six years. DOF
pulled out their biologist
in 2002. I was transferred
down here after that. Last


July we started quality deer
management in Tate's Hell.
That's when I got money
to hire people like Jie and
money for projects with
nongame wildlife. There's
a lot more we could do. We
need to monitor more and
study more species and to
conduct burns on a more
regular basis, but this is
a great start. Jie and Ron
are doing work that really
needs to be done," he said.


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