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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.)
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Creator: Star
Publisher: Star
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Place of Publication: Port St. Joe, Fla
Publication Date: July 31, 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>.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 2, no. 7 (Dec. 2, 1938).
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YOUR HOMETOWN NEWSPAPER FOR OVER 70 YEARS
70th Year, Number 40 Port St. Joe, FL 2 Sections 24 Pages


July 31, 2008


Scallop Festival



This Weekend


By Despina Williams
Star Staff Writer

Attendees at this
year's Scallop Festival
can expect to stay a little
cooler this year, thanks
to a venue change by the
Gulf County Chamber of
Commerce.
This weekend's
event will take place at
Shipyard Cove, a shady
park closer to the water
than previous venues.
The Port St. Joe
festival, held Saturday
and Sunday from 10
a.m. to 6 p.m., offers


entertainment for young
and old alike.
Children can
participate in a variety of
arts and crafts activities
at the Kid's Zone, located
off of Capt. Fred's Place
(formerly 4th Street),
behind the First Baptist
Church.
There will also be
bounce castles, a petting
zoo and other activities
nearby.
The Port St. Joe Lions
Club will cook and serve
piping hot scallops,

(See FESTIVAL on Page 9A)


School Board Approves



Tentative Budget, Millage


By Despina Williams
Star Staff Writer

The Gulf County
School Board tentatively
approved on Monday what
chairperson Linda Wood
described as a "reasonable,
workable budget within
the constraints of the
economy."
During Monday's
meeting, the school board
approved for advertisement
a district millage rate of
4.876, down from 4.884
for 2007-08.
A mill represents $1
for every $1,000 in county


taxable property value,
which this year totals
slightly over $2.6 billion, a
roughly $72 million decline
from last year.
The $12,186,854 school
board budget is broken
into four main funding
components, three of which
are determined by state
lawmakers.
The estimated required
local effort for this year
will be 3.697 mills, down
nearly two-tenths of a mill
from last year's 3.893.
Discretionary funding,
which in the past was set at
0.510 mills for all districts,


was reduced to 0.498 as
a result of Amendment
1, a property tax relief
measure passed by voters
in January.
Supplementary
discretionary funding is
determined at $100 per
student, meaning for local
taxpayers .081 mills, the
same as last year.
In crafting its tentative
budget, the School Board
had discretion only over
the fourth budgetary
component, Local Capital
Improvement Dollars.
The board levied a
village of .600, up from


.400 last year, but well
below the maximum 2.0
mills each district can levy
for capital improvements.
The millage rate
represents an increase
of $472,458 for a variety
of capital improvements,
including lunchroom
furniture, copy machines,
computers and software.
The board will hold a
final public hearing on
Monday, August 4 at 5:15
p.m. (ET) to finalize the
2008-2009 budget and
village rate.

(See BOARD on Page 9A)


40 Years in the Classroom


By Despina Williams
Star Staff Writer

The first day she
arrived in Wewahitchka,
Linda Whitfield called her
mother with a prediction.
"I'll have my car packed
as soon as school's out."
After a two-year
teaching stint in New
Jersey, Whitfield had been
hired, sight unseen, by
Jerry Tanton, the local
director of the federal
Education Improvement
Project (EIP).
It had seemed like a
good opportunity over the
phone.
Whitfield would be
teaching four-year-
olds in a pilot program
being closely watched by
educators throughout the
country.
But upon arriving,
Whitfield, who'd grown
accustomed to monthly
trips to Manhattan,
wondered if she'd made a
mistake in accepting a job
in the sleepy, rural town.
With time, Whitfield's
misgivings faded away.
She grew to love the
city and its children,
and worked well with
the teachers and
administrators at
Wewahitchka Elementary
School.
In 1969, she'd promised
to give Wewahitchka one
school year. She stayed for
38.
Whitfield retired from
Wewahitchka Elementary
this year, with the warmest
thoughts for the place she's
called home for nearly four
decades.
"I've enjoyed Gulf
County," said Whitfield.
"Gulf County's been good
to me."

Tennessee Girl

Born Linda Sue
Roberts, Whitfield grew
up in Livingston, Tenn.,
a small town not unlike
Wewahitchka, located
between Nashville and
Knoxville.
With siblings Jim and
Judy, Whitfield grew up
in the log home where she
was born.
As a child, Whitfield
participated in the usual
Livingston pastimes. She
played ball and "kick the
can," staying outside each
day until dark.
Though her parents,


Linda Whifield (top right) is pictured with her last class at Wewahitchka Elementary School. Whitfield taught third
grade for the last 15 years.


Jim and Vonda, felt
perfectly content living in
rural Tennessee, Whitfield
longed to see the world.
She visited the library
every week, and read about
fascinating countries she
hoped some day to visit.
"I always wanted to go to
the places I'd read about,"
remembered Whitfield.
After graduating with a
bachelor's degree in home
economics from Tennessee
Technological University
in Cookeville, Whitfield
accompanied roommate
Marvena Smith to New
York.
Smith, an education
major, planned to visit her
boyfriend, a West Point
cadet, and interview for
her first teaching job.
Whitfield joined
Smith on her visit to
the Randolph School in
Randolph Township, New
Jersey.
Whitfield had never
planned to pursue a career
in teaching, but wanted
to "branch out" from her
Tennessee roots.
Both interviews went


well. Whitfield was hired
to teach second grade, and
Smith, fifth.
Back in Tennessee,
Jim and Vonda Roberts
could not understand why
Whitfield traveled so far to
teach, when she could have
stayed in Livingston, like
sister, Judy, and taken a
job at the local elementary
school.
Jim Roberts asked
his jet-setting daughter:
"Honey, are you just
restless?"

"I never wanted
to be a teacher"

At the Randolph School,
Whitfield settled into her
classroom. She adored
her young students and
received the full of support
of parents.
"When we had a PTO
meeting, it was like a
football game everyone
showed up," said Whitfield,
noting that even


(See Whitfield on Page 2A)


A Tennessee native, Linda Whitfield came to
Wewahitchka in 1969 and taught 38 years in the school
system. She "previously taught for two years in New
Jersey.


Saving



the Bell


By Tim Croft
Star News Editor

The Rotary Club of Port St.
Joe would like its bell back, no
ringing questions asked.
John Arnold, president of the
local civic organization, had his
car stolen last Wednesday night
from the Beacon Hill area.--.
Inside that car were all the
songbooks the club uses, other
club business paperwork and
most importantly, the bell the
club has used to ring sessions
into order for some 67-68 years
old.
Gulf County Sheriff's
deputies discovered the car in
Lake Alice Park in Wewahitchka
and arrested one adult and two
youths when they ran away
from the car. An investigation
revealed it was stolen and it was
Arnold's.
Jason .Catrett, 18, along
with 15-year-old and 14-year-
old males were arrested and
charged with grand theft auto.
Two of the youths took
deputies to where they had
dumped out the contents of
Arnold's car in Beacon Hill and
everything was recovered but
the bell.
As Sheriff Joe Nugent
related, Arnold, who was elected
president just this month, was
nonetheless beside himself
because the bell that had been
the club's possession lo these
many years was gone.
And the three individuals
arrested by deputies were
no strangers to the Sheriff's
Office.
In various combinations,
the three have been charged
with stealing a car in the
Wewahitchka area last week
and with the thefts of several
motor scooters in Mexico Beach
a few months ago.
But the major priority for
Arnold is retrieving the bell,
the lone item in his car not
recovered.
The bell is 10-12 inches tall
and made of brass with Rotary
Club inscribed in the shell.
Anyone with any information
about the bell is asked to please
call the Sheriff's Office at 227-
1115 as soon as possible.
The bell is a keepsake, a
treasure for the club. They just
want it back.


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stockbrokers would take off work
to attend parent-teacher conferences.
Whitfield's Tennessee accent
endeared her to her New Jersey
acquaintances, and she frequently
received dinner invitations.
"They liked to hear me talk,"
recalled Whitfield, noting that
amusement sometimes bordered on
mockery.
"Every time I'd go in the office,
they'd say, 'What do ya'll want?' I kind
of got tired of it in a way."
Whitfield taught at the Randolph
School for two years, outlasting her
roommate, Smith, who discovered
teaching was not for her.
"She always wanted to be a teacher,
but she hated it. She taught one year
and never returned. I never wanted
to be a teacher, and I loved it," said
Whitfield.
Though she enjoyed her time in
New Jersey, and her monthly visits
to New York City, Whitfield had not
found a potential husband.
"I thought I'd better find some
fresh ground if I was going to meet
somebody," she recalled.
Through Smith's family
connections, she secured the
interview with Tanton, and relocated
to Wewahitchka, settling into a one-
bedroom apartment she called her
"tree house."
On the present site of Wewahitchka
Elementary School, Whitfield taught
the nursery school program with
teachers Joyce Groom and Judy
Lister and aides Sue Mathis and Lily
Peavey.
Whitfield enjoyed her time
with the four-year-olds, who
never demonstrated any behavior
problems.
"They were so sweet, and they did
the funniest things," said Whitfield.
"They loved to go to school."
During her first year in
Wewahitchka, while washing clothes
at Cleckley's Laundromat, Whitfield
met Houston Whitfield, who asked
her out on a date.
She was agreeable, but cautious.
"I said yes, but I asked around
to make sure he was okay," recalled
Whitfield. "Everyone assured me he
was of the highest quality."
The couple had their first date
in March 1970, at Miracle Strip on
Panama City Beach. '\vo weeks later,
Houston popped the question.
The couple married and welcomed


ABOVE: Whitfield's family: (bottom row, I-r)
daughter-in-law, Chrystal; Whitfield (holding grandson
Colin), husband, Houston; daughter, Heather; (top row) Son,
Beau; and son-in-law, Andrew.

PHOTO ON LEFT: Colleague Becky Westin (right)
organized a pirate-themed party, featuring a Captain Jack
Sparrow look-a-like, for retiring teachers Whitfield (right)
and Pam Sumner.


two children, son, Beau, and daughter,
Heather.
"Children know when
you love them"

After teaching the EIP nursery school
program, Whiffield taught exceptional
education, second and fourth grades
before settling into third, her favorite.
She enjoyed the age group and her
camaraderie with fellow third grade
teachers Becky Weston, John Huft and
Billy Hoover.
Every Sunday afternoon, in the quiet
of an empty school, she worked in
her classroom, preparing for the week
ahead.
Whitfield read to her students each


day and led her class in rhyming
songs.
As a teacher, Whitfield sought to
provide her students with a "fun, safe
day."
She always gave them her full
attention, and never shied away from
showing affection "Children know
when you love them," she said.
During her 40-year teaching career,
Whitfield pulled no punches in assessing
her students' work and potential.
"I always told parents the truth and
didn't sugar coat it. Every student is not
an A student, and its no disgrace to
make a C."
Always a straight shooter, Whitfield
never hid her distaste for school grades,
either.


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She deplored the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test,
and what she described as its relentless focus on "skills."
"We used to teach the forest and now we teach the trees.
I'm hoping it will swing back," she said.
Time to Travel
When Blake Keys showed up for his first day of school,
Whitfield knew it was time to hang it up.
During her long teaching career, Whitfield taught Keys'
father, mother and all his siblings.
"Its time to go when you've taught a kid of a kid," she
said.
Whitfield's former students include several Wewahitchka
teachers: her third grade colleague Hoover, April and Jay
Bidwell, Jennifer Barnes, Aimee Walsh and Darlene Ake.
The two-time Wewahltchka Elementary School Teacher
of the Year (Whitfield won the district-wide honor in 1988),
Whitfield received a grand send off at WES, organized by
Weston, her colleague of 10 years.
The pirate-themed party, which also honored retiring
teacher Pam Sumner, featured beads, treasure chests and a
visit from a Captain Jack Sparrow look-a-like.
Whitfield thanked her colleagues by giving away 38 years'
worth of classroom equipment and supplies.
"I had everything in my room but a water slide," said


Whitfield,, who kept her classroom rocking chair for its
sentimental value.
The rocking chair, now resting on Whitfleld's porch, will
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trips, including a September cruise to Alaska and visit to
England and Scotland next June.
Though she's lived a full life, Whitfield is still that girl from
Livingston, Tenn., dreaming of her next big adventure.
Only this time, she's ordered her tickets.
I'm going to all the places I've read about," she said.
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Lack of decorum


The Board of County Commissioners proved
again last week that county government is one pet
project away from breaking out into a near hockey
brawl.
There were other things learned, such as the cre-
ative ways commissioners are willing to tinker with
budget numbers, as demonstrated during a work-
shop promoted as educating the public on how its
dollars are spent, though it seemed just another
intimidation billy club.
For example, congratulations to all those county
employees not on full-time status: You don't count.
Not at least as far as the county commission-
ers are concerned, if the little bit of Kabuki is
to be swallowed whole cloth. Only in the real
world, apparently, do part-time employees count
as employees.
That certainly must warm the cockles of the
emergency medical personnel across the county
who are not full-time employees but, when called,
are asked to perform as one.
But this is one way the commissioners can claim
the workforce isn't padded.
Just as they can assert that budgets for consti-
tutional officers operating in many cases with
staffs either stagnant or shaved from the decade's
dawn have risen uniformly while BCC spending
has dropped.
That due to a bit of line item smoke in which
insurance, workman's comp and unemployment
insurance costs were moved off a BCC line item
and into the budgets of constitutional officers.
It's not additional money for the 'officers, just
budget hocus pocus to make commissioners appear
more frugal.
Left out of last week's workshop was precisely
how the county property tax spending rose 150 per-
cent the first half of the decade before gas prices
spiked and, sorry, grant-funded buildings isn't an
answer, either and has barely retreated, but why
quibble?
The dismaying part of last week's workshop/
meeting was the smashing of the charade that this
is a county led by those with a broad vision and
collegial working relationship.
The theatrics also served as another example
that single-member districts will sink this county,
and three commissioners believe they are entitled
to the lone lifeboat.
Where to start?
Should it be the chairman closing the workshop
by using profanity several times in roughly two
minutes to stomp on dissent of county spending,
then asking the sheriff if there wasn't something to
, .be done about inappropriate language coming from,
a car radio?
Should it be the distasteful and disgraceful dis-
play of behavior over the subject of the county's
building code and windstorm requirements?
Anyone believing that at least two commission-
ers won't still pull out the geographic card that
north/south thing to divide, to bully, to stomp
their feet as little children to get their way at any


opportunity, discovered how naive they were.
The contentious discussion about building
requirements was a disservice to the county as a
whole, exposed two commissioners as having little
vested interest outside their districts and showed a
lack of coherent vision on the board; certainly no
surprise there.
What followed was more disheartening.
In an act of transparent revenge, the glee palpa-
ble, these commissioners then proceeded to ensure
that a park in another commissioner's district
- one rededicated to veterans to boot would be
replaced atop the county's wish list for state parks
and recreation grants, those nifty forms of alterna-
tive taxation commissioners love to spend.
It was substituted by Honeyville Park, in one
of their districts, receiving the critical vote from
Commissioner Nathan Peters Jr., who, based on a
park in his own district, clearly recognizes a vanity
project when he sees one.
Of course, revenge is a modus operandi of this
board, as evidenced by the decision to write a letter
to the state Department of Agricultural Services to
spend taxpayer dollars on an audit of the county's
mosquito control program.
Take a wild guess that the trail to that letter
started with the public observation of a commis-
sioner commandeering a spray truck to spray
where he wished, state mandates tossed aside.
In sum, what last week's meeting and workshop
put on display was that county government is in
the hands of a boys club whose members can't play
nice in the sandbox, particularly when it involves
something of tangible benefit to the political sur-
vival of three specific commissioners.
They have shied away from a work order
policy, extended and increased long-term debt,
added to sales and gas taxes at a whim, flip-
flopped on county-wide voting and put on a
show of smoke and mirrors in an attempt to
demonstrate that they are fiscally responsible
despite the patronage system/workforce they've
constructed without a whiff of vision, account-
ability or responsibility.
And they count on intimidation, the threat of ret-
ribution or public rebuke, to keep the public their
employers for crying out loud in line.
At the heart is this three-vote triumvirate act-
ing to ensure that single-member' districts remain,
that they hold on to their respective fiefdoms and
remain the bullies of the block.
At the same time keeping whoever holds the
other two commission seats in line, not because
of leadership skills but because experience has
revealed just what levers to push to maintain the
status quo.
What last week's meeting suggested more than
anything is that true remedies for the public seem
more drasticc than a trip to the voting polls every
four years either recall commissioners or set
term limits.
Because, to fracture a familiar phrase, with lead-
ers like these, who needs ...


Keyboard Klattering



Playing it Forward

They were the St. Joe Singers. The year was 1978, and
Ann Aldridge, just a couple of years out of college, was at
C: Port St. Joe High School teaching music.
The St. Joe Singers, and that class of 1978, would be
something of her newborns, the first
"rock band" Aldridge later Comforter
after marrying Rocky had in her long
and distinguished career at the high
school.
The first of many of Comforter's
performing groups that would trans-
form high school events into some-
thing special, something to remember.
Aldridge and those St. Joe Singers
had a musical brainstorm.
Why not make a record?
TimI Croft Of course, back then it was a real -
Star News record, a vinyl long-playing grooved
Editor disc as opposed to the hermetically-
Et sealed coffee-cup plate that is the CD
of today.
The group selected songs popular
at the time, nuggets such as "Rocky," "Mockingbird,"'
"Landslide" or "Boogie Nights."
They traveled to Dothan, Ala., to Studio Four and,
recorded the album under the direction of Ann Aldridge
in four hours.
The singers laid down 13 tracks, and about 500 copies -'

(See KLATTERING on Page 5A)


Back row left to right: Donnie McArdle (guitar), Ann
Aldridge Comforter, Steve Osborne (bass guitar), Andi Bush
(drums), Andrew Biggins (keyboard). Front row left to right:
Paul Tankersley (vocals), Kenny Turner (lead vocal/guitar)
and Mary Dell Adkison (vocals).


Breaking' a few desks!


Breakin' a few desks!
They came from Texas, North
Carolina, Georgia, Mississippi,
California, Miami, South Alabama
and Overstreet. It was the 30-year
reunion for the 1978 graduating
class from Port St. Joe High School.
They invited me, Clarence Monette,
Bill Wood and Carl White so some
of them wouldn't look so old.
I told Cathy my Brent Etheridge
story just the day before. Brent was
running a service station down-
town a few years (1989) after grad-
uating. My transmission quit, and
I remembered what a good boy he
was, so I pushed my truck down to
see him. I bought the truck when
this class was in the eighth grade. I
liked it. But it did have a few years
and miles on it.
"Coach," Brent looked it over
carefully. "I need your business in
the worst way, but let me tell you,
your old truck is worth about five
hundred dollars. I can put a new
transmission in that will cost you
around twelve hundred dollars.
But your truck would still only be
worth five hundred bucks! Coach,
as bad as I need the money, you
need to go get a new truck."
His honesty was refreshing. And
I went the next day and bought the
truck that I drove to the reunion
in. I was still adjusting my name


tag when Brent walked up, shook
my hand and said, "Coach, do
you remember that old truck you
pushed into the station ..."
Life is too good not to come back
to these class reunions things!
Danny Peak and Wade
Stoutamire invited us to eat with
them. I swear they both looked like
they'd graduated a few weeks ago.
I was thinking maybe I hadn't aged
much either ... and then one of
them "two young Rushing twins" (I
couldn't tell them apart then or
now) got up in front of the whole
group and announced that Coach
looked "about the same" except for
the "white hair" and "extra weight"
and "stooped over back" and the
"bags under the eyes"...
Wade was recounting the base-
ball days and refreshing my mem-
ory on Dale Wilhite's late morning
nap.
"He was near 'bout snoring,
Coach! I looked up at you and you
nodded 'OK,' so I eased over and
slammed a book down one inch
from his ear. It busted that desk
top half in twol It just collapsed!
Dale lifted his head slightly but
he was so out of it he didn't know
what happened!"
We got interrupted as one of the
"two young Rushing twins" got into
a "disagreement" with the other one


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over whether Texas or California
was the farthest from the room
we were meeting in ... and didn't
either one of them know where
Huntingdon Beach was! I closed
my eyes and thought it was 1978
all over again.
Steve and Donnie had finally
gotten haircuts. Harlen hadn't.
Dusty's locks looked "better than
I remembered them." Kim's looked
about the same. I think Sandra and
Delores were the only ones honest
enough to admit they might "get a
little help" with theirs. And I was
hoping no one else except the "two
young Rushing twins" had noticed
mine might have "lightened up" ...
just a little ...
A half of dozen people asked
me to do the Sasquatch yell. Gosh,
I'd forgotten about sticking those
big yellow "footprints" on the floor


so "Big Foot" could
find her way to the
classroom. If we
couldn't "call her
up," we, at the very
least, could paint a
picture for her.
I hugged Evette's
neck and immedi-
ately asked about
Chester. That's a


long story and goes
wayyyy backkkkk.
She was laughing
that ole familiar laugh.
"Coach, I knew before I got here
you were going to ask me about
him." It was the same. question I
was bugging her with every day
back in '78.
It took me a while to recognize
Hughy Williams. It's been 30 years.
"Hey Coach," the grin should
have given him away. "Do you
remember when Wade fell asleep
and I slammed a book down on
his desk to wake him up? That
desk top just exploded Ole Wade
rubbed his eyes ... The class was
going wild."
Diana and I tried to figure out
how to help the St. Louis Cardinals.
That's one of the constants in life.
Randy remembered the names of
BOTH of my children. I was most
impressed. Rhonda is still a hoot.


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Karen is still as pretty as ever. Gary
and Suzanne still look like they
belong together. And everyone got
an equal chance to talk because
Teresa and Red didn't come!
"Coach, do you remember the
game Craig pitched against that team
from Kentucky?" "Coach, do you
remember the time you climbed over
the top of that wall that separated
your office from the classroom?"
"Coach, do you remember when
Greg and Preston wanted to fight
and you told them to move the desks
back so they'd have more room?"
"Coach, do you remember sending
us over to ,the store to get you an
apple turnover?" "Coach, do you
remember making us recite those
Loretta Lynn songs?" "Coach, do
you remember teaching us that Jane
Fonda wore red socks?"
Yes, I remember. What shining
times! I am so thankful for them.
As I know this class is, too. You
could see it in their greetings of
each other; the easy banter that
went back and forth; the love that
was born in the tempest of a long
ago class room but had matured
with the passing of the years. These
kids cared for each other in 1978
and they still cared in 20081 We
should all be so lucky to have such
a support group.
Heck, I was just proud to be
remembered! It was truly an honor
to walk among them once again. And
the free meal wasn't bad either
I was heading for my truck when
Sam stopped me. "Coach, you
remember when Mano fell asleep
and I slammed that book down on
the desk? It flew into a hundred
pieces!"
I'm not sure to this day who
went to sleep and who slammed
the book down ... but what special
memories!

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Coach


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Hill Park to the newly
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Park of Beacon Hill," the
park is still being called
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county could/would not
even pay for the new signs
at the park. Our local VFW
Post No. 10069, Highland
View, along with donations,
approximately $8,000, paid
for all costs of the signs.
On May 26, Memorial
Day, the new signs were
finally installed at a
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that matter, our service vet-
erans?
It seems like only one
park in Gulf County counts:
the location in Honeyville.
This park gets all the funds
while our new Veterans
Memorial Park sits, on a
major highway, U.S. 98,
with nothing being done.
Also, the park in Highland
View remains closed to the
public, for over a year, "due
to construction"?
County-wide voting
would solve these and more
problems, but that, too,
seems like a dead issue.
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U.S.A.F Special Forces
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Highland View


KLATTERING
From Page 4A

all pre-sold to cover record-
ing costs were stamped.
At $5 a pop, they sold
out fast. It was hyped in
this newspaper.
"This was a really big
thing back then," Ramsey
said.
Fast forward 30 years,
and the members of the
Class of 1978 which by-
the-by at 126 remains the
largest graduating class in
the high school's history,
Ramsey said had anoth-
er musical brainstorm as
they prepared for their
recent 30-year high school
reunion.
Why not figure out a way
to make that album pro-
vide something tangible for
Comforter's students and
efforts of today?
They thought of the
album.
Comforter happened
to have digitized the
entire disc, so the idea
was hatched to offer the
burned CDs for $10 a
pop to the classmates
who attended the reunion
and give the money back
to Comforter's Port St.
Joe High School Choral
Department.
In these days of the
Florida Comprehensive
Assessment Test and the
too-often marginaliza-
tion of arts programs
in today's schools, the
idea was a winner, par-
ticularly when taking into
account Comforter, who
has provided so much to
that school for over 30
years, from her skills as
an instructor and artist
to her upbeat humorous
demeanor.
"This is such a good
thing for the school,"
Ramsey said. "Ann
Comforter has done a ton
for that school."
The idea broadened.
Why not offer the CDs to
any who'd like this keep-
sake and toe-tapper to all
the community, anybody
who would like a taste of
what can be done when a
group of youngsters put
their minds and voices
together, with background
music tossed into the
mix?
All the proceeds, in
turn, would go back to
Comforter and the Choral
Department at the high
school.
Copies are on sale at the
high school office. Stop by.
Pick up one or a few. The
beneficiaries are the stu-
dents of today.
So play it forward. The
Class of 1978, the St. Joe
Singers, Ann Comforter;
they've done all the heavy
lifting.


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Bow-Wow Bash to Raffle Off $10,000, Volunteers Needed


By Marie Logan
Star Staff Writer


When fall rolls around
each year, the St. Joseph
Bay Humane Society rolls
out what is fast becom-
ing one of the community's
favorite fundraisers: the
daytime Paws in the Park
and the nighttime Bow
Wow Bash.
This year's Bash holds a
bit more punch, in terms of
prizes to be won.
Instead of raffling off a
vintage car this year, the
Society will offer cold hard
cash instead $10,000
worth.
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the vintage cars they had
won, Society members
decided just to cut to the
chase this year and offer
cash instead, according to
Sandi Christy, one of the
Society board of directors.
Tickets for both the
grand prize and the addi-
-tional $1,000 chances are
$100 per ticket, all tax
deductible, of course. The
Society's goal is to sell 500
tickets before the drawing,
which will be Sept. 27 at
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said.
Tickets for the raffle
are already available at the
Humane Society facility at
1007 Tenth Street in Port
St. Joe, at the Society's
Faith's Thrift Hut, also at
the Tenth Street address,
at Provisions on Williams
Avenue, and at Bayside
Savings Bank on Marina
Drive.
The daylong family gath-
ering which morphs into
the adult night event begins
early on Sept. 27 with the
popular Paws in the Park
5K walk/run.
Dogs and their people,
or people alone, can par-
ticipate on this year's certi-
fied course.
The day's activities will
be in Centennial Park, and
the nighttime fun in the
Centennial Building.
Set for reappearance
are the crowd favorites
of Puppy Picasso (where
canines can produce paw-
print paintings for their
people), the dog and owner
look-alike contest, and the
smartest tricks contest,
among other events.
There will be a demon-
stration by the Gulf County
Sheriff's Office K9 Unit,
booths with pet merchan-
dise, and food everywhere.
The Senior Citizens will
be selling barbeque sand-
wiches to benefit Meals On
Wheels, and the South Gulf
Volunteer Fire Department
will again offer their Boston
Butt roasts for sale.
As the sun sets, the
action will pick up with
live entertainment from a
regional blues band, soon
to be named, Christy said.
The popular silent and
live auction will again wend
through the evening's din-
ing and dancing.
"The businesses that
can afford to help us this


year during these very
hard economic times have
been very, very supportive,"
Christy said. "We still have
items coming in for the
auction, and we have been
very well supported by the
community."

Volunteers and
Donations Needed
But no matter how well
the community is respond-
ing for the Bash, the
Humane Society is in real,
immediate need of volun-
teers, monetary donations
and supplies.
As reported in last
week's The Star, for the
first time in 11 years, the
Society is actively solicit-
ing donations, according to
Christy.
With donations down
by about $50,000 since
January, the Society is
suffering just like every
household in the county
and beyond.
The volunteer situation
is surprisingly similar to
the tourist season that
drives this area.
When the snowbirds are
in Gulf County, the Humane
Society's volunteer ranks
swell appreciably, But
when they are gone during
the hot months, volunteer
ranks drop noticeably, cre-
ating heavier work loads
for the remaining folks and
staff.

Pick and Choose
Besides donations of
money, the Society really
needs volunteers year-
round to:
walk the dogs every day
and help socialize them.
Even though the dogs have
access to both inside and
outside kennel space, they
still must be walked three
times a day (around 11
a.m., 2 p.m. and 4 p.m.)
It is particularly helpful to


Photo Marie Logan/The Star
Spice, a two year old pit bull rescued from a puppy
mill, likes to stay under the front desk while she waits for a
heartworm treatment sponsor.


have volunteers walking
the dogs first thing in the
mornings while the county
work crews are cleaning
the kennels.
Don't forget, children
are welcomed in the dog-
walking process, too, as
long as they are old enough
and responsible.
There are already a num-
ber of young people help-
ing regularly at he Humane
Society, and they can also
use Humane Society hours
as required community


work for school and college
credit, even as pre-veteri-
narian credit.
play with the kittens
and cats in the kitty room
and sometimes in the lobby
area. Frequently the felines
are allowed to play with
small dogs in the lobby
to help the cats adjust to
canine companions.
help with laundry,
washing dishes and animal
bowls, which is never-end-
ing at the Society.
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The Paws in the Park 5K run is very popular with dogs
and their humans.


SLESS-
drive animals to veteri-
narian appointments and
to rendezvous points for
out-of-state transport. The
Society uses vet services
in Wewahitchka (Agape
Animal Clinic), Eastpoint
(Apalachicola Bay Animal
Clinic) and Panama City
(Parkway Animal Hospital).
Drivers use Humane
Society vehicles.
provide foster homes
for dogs being prepared
for transport. This type
of fostering is perfect for
someone who wants a
"short-term" pet, because
fostering is generally for
two weeks, occasionally up
to four.
The Society is currently
down to just two people
fostering the eight to 10
dogs sent monthly to New
England homes and des-
perately needs more people
to keep these lucky dogs
until they begin their trav-
els.
Foster parents are sup-
plied with all the food their
charges will need, and are
paired with dogs that are
temperament-tested for
friendliness and that have'
had all their shots. There
is no cost at all, except in
terms of time and love,
for fostering dogs for the
Society.


From page 6A

Even More Options
Did you know that you
can take a Humane Society
dog or two on a play date
or a sleep over?
Melody Townsend,
Humane Society director,
will be happy to make the
arrangements for qualified
and responsible people,
even visitors.
People who cannot adopt
a dog on a permanent basis
but who want a furry friend
can "borrow" a dog for an
afternoon, overnight or
even a weekend.
Visitors to Gulf County
who miss their four-legged
family members can also
"borrow" a pet while staying
here, with proper arrange-
ments, of course.
Want a walking partner?
Who better than a furball?
The Humane Society is
delighted to allow respon-
sible people to take Society
dogs on walks. Just come
into the Tenth Street facil-
ity and make arrangements
for pickup and return.
People can also sponsor
an animal for someone else
to adopt for free, by pay-
ing the adoption fees for
the recipient. Even partial
adoption sponsorships are
greatly appreciated. It costs
$75 to adopt a cat and $95


Constant Needs List
for St. Joseph Bay
Humane Society:
* Soft stuffed animals for
dogs need lots and lots!
* Play toys for cats
* Rawhide chews and
bones and pig ears for dogs
* Old towels, blankets,
sheets, comforters, rugs
* Reams of office paper
* Kitty litter (non
scoopable)
* Pine cleaner and bleach
* Brooms, mops
* Laundry detergent and
dish detergent
* Paper towels and
33-gallon trash bags'

to adopt a dog.
Sponsors are desperate-
ly needed for heartworm
treatments for dogs that
test positive for the illness.
"This is truly a desperate
need here at the Humane
Society," Townsend said.
"We are really, really look-
ing for sponsors for this."
It costs the Society an
average of $150 for medi-
cines and supplies to treat
one heartworm-positive
dog. Several area veteri-
narians donate their time
and skills to perform the
arduous and dangerous
procedure to kill the heart-
worms.


Spice, a pit bull mix
that has been at the Society
since December, is current-
ly waiting patiently for a
sponsor.
About two years old,
Spice was rescued from
what appeared to be a
puppy-mill life she was
the breeding factory and
has clearly had several lit-
ters even at her young age.
Still leery of people,
Spice has come a long
way in the last six months,
Townsend said, petting
the dog that usually rests
under the front counter at
Townsend's feet.
Another, but less seri-
ous, immediate need at the
shelter is for a company or
several people to donate
about two truckloads or
multiple bags of pea gravel
to the shelter so the puppy
park can be fixed.
Currently the puppies
have a nice large outdoor
pen in which to play, but it
is pure dirt the little ones
have destroyed every blade
of grass in the pen. When it
rains, well, let's just say the
puppies become mud pup-
pies and are not allowed
to play in their pen until it
dries out. Pea gravel would
help immensely, if some-
one could donate it.
If, after all of this, ani-
mals are just not your
choice, volunteer at the
Humane Society's Faith's


Photo Despina Williams/The Star
Progress Energy Community Relations Manager (North
Florida) Bobby Pickels presents Bow Wow Bash chairperson
Amber Davis with a $250 donation. The Humane Society.
continues to accept donations for its annual fundraiser.


Thrift Hut, right next door
to the care and adoption
facility on Tenth Street.
Volunteers are always
needed at the thrift shop,
which is one of the Society's
largest fundraisers.
And beginning Sept.
9, open a new account
at Prosperity Bank's new
office in Port St. Joe.
For the grand opening,
the bank will donate to the
Humane Society the equiv-
alent of 1 percent of depos-
its from all new accounts
opened between Sept. 9
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Last Friday was the first
deadline for candidates
to file campaign reports
as the Aug. 26 primary
election looms. Below is a
look at each race and each
candidate's contributions to
date.
Information provided by
the Gulf County Supervisor
of Elections. For more
information, go to www.
votegulf.org

County
Commission
District 3
Candidate: John
Grantland
Contributors:
$0-$100
Linda Scarborough, Lee
Vincent, Gulfco Utilities and
Equipment, Inc., James
Lunsford III, Leonard Costin,
James T. Clements
$101 $500
James Hambrick,
Andrew Rowell, Amy
Eubanks, Michael Browne,
Sandra Brown, John Halley,
Margaret Warren, Glen
Warren, Susan Warren,
James Maulden, James
Maulden, James Maulden,
Kenneth Strange
Candidate: William C
(Bill) Williams Ill
Contributors:
$0 $100


Media Williams, Glorida
Austin, Deliah Henderson, Jo
T Heslin, BJ Denton, Leslie
Fedota, Fine Lines Lus, Inc.,
Belia Rmdo, Stan Bates,
Nancy Smith, Robert Pickels,
Glenn Elders, Debbie Hooper,
Sandra B. Carey, Douglas
Hale, James Lloyd, Leonore
E. Kusch, Anne Anderson,
Kurt Hofer, J. Robert Grace,
Ann E. Anderson, Peter
Burgher, Arthur Mazyck,
Woody Guess, LLC
$101 -$500
James Anderson, Dennis
Allen, Sara Ross, Darrell
Wensel, Les Heard, Pat
Hardman, Paul Kilpatrick,
Jr., Garry Gibbs, Wndolf
Construction, James Grimes,
Timothy Stein, William
Williams, Jr., Mexico Beach
Sundance, Mike Davis, David
Earl Miller, Common Sense
Conservation, WHYNOT,
Inc., Robert Travers, Pierce
T. Graney, Jr., LaJuanna
J. Graney, John Schweizer,
Peggy Schweizer, Geraldine
Williams, James Christy,
Sandi Christy

Property appraiser
Candidate: James E. Rish
Contributors:
No contributions reported
Candidate: Kesley
Colbert
Contributors:


$0-$100
Cathey Colbert

Gulf County Sheriff
Candidate: Robert Miller
Contributors:
$0 $100
Arthur Hoffman, Earl
Fisher, Kathy Fisher, Don
Harris, Lisa Dorman, Harold
Dorman, Arnie McMillion,
Ricky McMillion, Sherron
Miller, Arthur Hoffman,
Bruce Parker, PE Adams
$101 -$500
Andrew H. Webb, Dale
Jackson, Dr. S.R. Greene Ill,
Sharon Hoffman, Kenneth
Atkins, Homer Atkins,
Patricia & Ralph Fisher,
Jimmy Mauldin
Candidate: Joseph
Nugent
Contributors:
$0 $100
Patti Bartlum, Bobby
Plair, Patti S. Bartlum, Tonya
Plair, Joni White, Tonya Plair,
Son & Regina Washabaugh,
Billy Branch, Nadine Branch,
Kayla Lindsey, Jacob
Richards, Michelle Richards,
Brenda Hayes, Robert Hayes,
Patty Manuel, John Garner,
Betty Curlee, Lindsey Butler,
Steve Thomas, Roy Smith,
Peter H. Burgher, Larry
Hightower, James A. Vespa,
Charles Hiram Nix, John
Joiner, Williard Richards,
Ricky Tolbert, Jay Leffert,


Patti S. Bartflum, John Ford,
Bobby Plair, John Ford
$101 $500
Walker's Dixie Dandy,
Daniel Henry, Terri L.
McFarland, Matt Scoggins,
Ward McDaniel, Patricia
Hardman, Walter Roberson,
Suzanne Stein, Harold
Nunnery, Clint W. Hall,
Ignatius D. Brannon, John
P Garner, Marilyn H.
Griffin, Michael Hammond,
Woody Guess, Terry Royal,
Jimmy Hambrick, George
Guilford, Hilarie Geraldi,
David Miller, Common
Sense Conservation, LLC,
Why Not, Inc. :,

Superintendent
of Schools
Candidate: Jay Bidwell
Contributors:
$0-$100
Eric Bidwell, April
Bidwell, James Browning,
Carmi Adams, Eric Bidwell
$101 -$500
Pat Lowry, Martha
Weimorts, Mary Tingler,
Betty Bidwell
Candidate: Tim Wilder
Contributors:
$0 $100
Gary Pack, Johanna L.
White, Kellie M. McQueen,
Angie Suber, Carly Pickels,
Betty Curlee, George
S. Newman, Joseph L.


Dilorenzo, Reeves Furniture,
Steven Clay Keels, Sara M.
Ross, Diane T. Atchison,
Kyle W Adkison, Linda
D Tsuchudi, Guerry P
Magidson, Rex Buzzett,
Nancy Buzzett, Jerold
Griffin, The Seafood Co., Inc.
Kimberly D. Kurnitsky,
Charles W. Norton, St. Joe
Shrimp, Duren Trading
Co., Keith L. Jones,
Roy Smith, Richard N.
Williams, Sandra H.
Taunton, James P Norton,
Michael L. Hammond,
Mel. C. Magidson,
Linda R. Wright, Derek
L. Kurnitsky, David B.
Langston, James Daniels,
Darius F. Chambers,
Susan Gannon, Kevin J.
Burke, Jan Nobles
$101 $500
Bill Wood, Diana
Wilder, Louis J. Little,
Mark and Lesley
Weisgerber, Jeff Burgess,
Boyd Pickett, Diana
Wilder, Kimberly R.
Wilder, James G.
Johnson, Mattie Jane
Henderson, Raffield
Fisheries, Richard
Harrison, Larry B. White,
William J. Rish, Jr., Sula
Tucker, Steven T. Wilder,
Robert L. Nobels, Karen
McFarland, Mary Lou
Cumbie, Preble-Rish,
Inc., Jessica J. Squires,
Christopher Brian, Ralph
P Rish


County Commission
District 1
Candidate: Gregory B.
Bozeman
Contributors:
$0- $100
Martha Wright, Ferrald
Greer
$101 $500
Pon Smiley
Candidate: Carmen
McLemore
Contributors:
$0-$100
James J. Christy
$101 $500
Ronnie D. Golden, Three .
C's Development, LLC,
Derwin R. White, Cumbaa
Enterprises Co.

County Commission
District 5
Candidate: Barbara
Radcliff
Contributors:
$0 $100 ,
Lorinda Gingell, Jamie
Smith, Pete Ward, Lorinda C.
Gingell, Sharon K. DeLeo
$101 $500
Andrea Heard, Billie B.
Ward
Candidate: Warren Yeager
Contributors:
$0 $100
Warren Jacob Yeager, Jr.
$101 -$500 ,
Warren Jacob Yeager, Jr.


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* I have been an academic teacher in Gulf
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academics along with art, music, sports, drama, field trips, extra-curriculars, etc.
* strive to keep our great teachers and to recruit high quality instructors when an opening
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* work hard to give all of Gulf County's students the education they deserve!

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The meeting will be held at the Gulf County School Board Meeting Room, located at
150 Middle School Road in Port St. Joe.


Tentatively Approved
Local Capital Improvements
Major Items
Security cameras -$125,000
Track $85,000
Property insurance $131,300
Buses $195,000
Fence $43,428
Wewahitchka lunchrooms $14,875
Technology for schools $288,500
School equipment (100) $205,000
Copiers (5) $97,000
York $40,000
Flooring county-wide $50,000
Bathrooms county-wide $50,000
Maintenance vehicles $32,000

Other school requests
Wewahitchka Elementary School
Re-carpet 10 classrooms $13,440
Port St. Joe High School
Lunchroom chairs (500) $17,500


FESTIVAL


with proceeds benefiting
the Sacred Heart Hospital
Foundation.
Other popular festival
fare will be available at the
food court.
An arts and crafts plaza
will feature works by artists
and craftsman including
woodcarvings, jewelry,
photography and clothing.
Saturday's musical
entertainment will perform
on the Shucker's Music
Stage at The Fountain in


Wewahitchka High School
Lunchroom chairs/tables $14,000
Gym bleachers $70,000
Upgrade phone system $9,515
Wewahitchka Middle School
A+ Credit Recovery $12,000
Lunchroom tables $7,200
County-wide
Pinnacle $65,000
Achieve 3000 $20,000
Dashboard, Follett, All Call $21,500
IEP Software $10,000
5 Laptops for special needs students -
$6,000
75 computers $75,000
20 document cameras $16,000
5 Smart Boards $8,000
20 Projectors/20 Printers $32,000
Peripherals $5,000
Virtualization remote desktop software -
$30,000
Total: $1,500,758


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can cool off beneath
the "Comfort Station,"
sponsored by Panache Tents
and Events. The tent will
offer couches and misting
fans.
A combo-weekend pass
can be purchased for $8.
There is no charge for
children ages 12 and under.
For more information,
contact the Gulf County
Chamber of Commerce at
(800) 239-9553 or (850)
227-1223.


Marina Cove.
During the day, several
area bands will take the
stage, including Bro'ken and
Bo Spring.
The Legendary J.C.'s, a
rootsy-blues band that has
performed with B.B. King,
Dr. John and Al Green, will
headline.
The entrance fee is $5
for Saturday's events and
$5 for The Legendary J.C.'s
concert Saturday evening.
Overheated festivalgoers


July 21,2008

MEMORANDUM

TO: Parents, Students, and Employees

FROM: Tim Wilder
Superintendent of Schools

RE: Florida Educational Equity Act

The School Board of Gulf County adheres to the provisions of the Florida Edu-
cational Equity Act prohibiting discrimination in admission, employment, and
treatment of students. The provisions of this act are in compliance with all
Federal regulations. Specifically, the Florida Educational Equity Act states: "No
person in this state shall, on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, gender,
disability, or marital status, be excluded from participation in, be denied the
benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any public K-20 education
program or activity, or in any employment condition or practices, conducted by
a public educational institution that receives or benefits from federal or state
financial assistance." (Section 1000.05, F.S.)

Any violations of the provision of the Act should be reported to:

Bill Carr
Assistant Superintendent for Business Services
Gulf County School Board
150 Middle School Road
Port St. Joe, Florida 32456
Telephone (850) 229-8256 or (850) 639-2871

The School Board has adopted a grievance procedure to resolve complaints of
discrimination. A copy of this procedure is available in each school office, and
in the Office of the Superintendent of Schools which is located at 150 Middle
School Road, Port St. Joe, FL. Members of the employee bargaining unit may
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Are you ready for some
football? Word around town
is that about 90 youngsters,
ages 7-12 are anxiously
waiting their return to the
gridiron this fall to pick up
where they left off last year.
The 7-8 year-old Dolphins,
9-10 year-old Jaguars, and
11-12 year-old Buccaneers
placed all three teams in
the championship game last
season for the first time in
Big Bend League history. The
combined records for these
three teams were 20 wins,
and only 7 losses.
In May, Jimmy McNeill
hosted the league annual


meeting at Indian Pass Raw
Bar. Benny Roberts once
again donated his time to
cook steaks for about 30
coaches, team moms and
league officials. League
commissioner, Dan VanVleet,
chaired the meeting to discuss
such topics as rule changes,
coaching responsibilities and
organization. Sharks head
football coach, John Palmer,
was guest speaker and spoke
about how important youth
football was to his program
and to the community.
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Wewahitchka City Election 8/26/2008)
will be held at the Gulf County Supervisor
of Elections Office, 401 Long Avenue, Port
St. Joe, Florida, to wit:

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will be allowed to play in
the Gene Raffield League this
year. Last year's turnout of 38
youngsters on the Dolphins
included six-year-olds, and it
was felt this did not allow
all players adequate playing
time. Therefore, this year
only seven- and eight-year-
olds will be registered.
Coaches who signed up at
the meeting to donate their
time to these youngsters
include: Rob Jasinski and
Ross Yowell with the Bucs;
Dane Caldwell, Eckley
Sander, Boyd Pickett,
Bill Ramsey, and Hall of
Famer Mal Parrish with the


defending league' champion
Jaguars. The tiny Dolphins
will once again get lots of
help with Stacey Hanlon, who
is back for his sixth year
as a Dolphins coach, along
with Bill Kennedy, Bryce
Thomas, Darren Evers,
Chris Butts, and Bobby
Nobles, all volunteering their
fall afternoons. It was also
emphasized at the meeting
that team moms including
Sissy Worley, Donna
Sanders, Debbie Kryderman
and Andrea Kennington -
played an integral role in
organizational aspects to
each team.
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A couple of weeks after the
Gene Raffield League meeting
was held, Blountstown hosted
the annual Big Bend Youth
Football League meeting.
Coaches from all seven Big
Bend cities, as well as league
commissioners, were invited
to attend. Dan VanVleet
was re-elected League
president and Pam Savell
from Blountstown was once
again elected vice-president.
Dan and Pam both shared
their thoughts on last
year's season and
expressed their
gratitude to
everyone in
attendance for
making the
League, 'ery
successful."
Rule changes
were addressed
as well as
scheduling and League
weigh-ins. Dan expressed
to the group how important
it was for coaches to act
as role models for these
youngsters and added, 'At
these meetings, you coaches
get to meet each other and
become friends. You are now
coaching against your friend
on the other sideline, not your
enemy. It is not important
that you win every game.
Football is a tough sport and


all these kids are winners just
by participating." Dan also
added that, 'You are all here
to decide on the rules and a
schedule to allow these kids
to have fun, with an emphasis
on safety.
"Pam and I are elected to
enforce the rules you adopt,
while being totally impartial.
But if a decision is to be made
in any case, we will rule for
the welfare of the child, not
the city or cities involved."
With all aspects
of the League being
discussed, it was
decided to push
the schedule back
a couple of weeks
to extend the
season into
cooler
weather. It
was also
decided to try to
speed up week night
games in order to get the
kids home earlier on school
nights. An eight-game
schedule will once again
be played, with the north,
division champions playing
the south in a championship
game in all three divisions.
Port St. Joe will host the
jamboree this year in the
south. Registration days for
the League will be printed
here in The Star in August.


Last week The Star ran a story about Joanne
Gallagher, who will be participating in a half marathon
walking event in October in San Francisco. Gallagher's
website covering the event was inadvertently misspelled.
The correct website is http://pages.teaniintraining.org/
VTNT/NikeSF08/jgallaglx4.
Gallagher, who is walking on behalf of the Leukemia
and Lymphoma Society, is hoping to raise $3,900 for
the Society. Donations will be accepted until Oct. 1.
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Horse track shined in St. Joseph's hay-day


By Josh Weinfuss
Florida Freedom
Newspapers
Its said that walls can tell
stories.
Here in Port St. Joe, the
W alls of the Calhoun Course
are gone. A cluster of palm
trees standingoff State 30past
Rutherford Street represents
Sthe only remaining memories
'of an era dissipated by time
and disease.
The exact location of the
-area's only legal horse track
has faded along with those
who once lived in St. Joseph,
a town of less than 5,000 that
existed from 1835-1841.
Driving south of 30A,
* the trees are located on
the left, in front of the St.
'Joseph's Bay Country Club,
where ifs widely speculated
,that the Calhoun Course's
Grandstands once were.
Capt. Dave Maddox, 86,
has lived in Port St. Joe all
his life and remembered
playing on what was left of
the track as a youngster.
"When I was a little boy,
I had a Shetland pony and
the woods had been burned
so you could see the outline
of it," Maddox said. "It had
grown up a bit. People
who were in the turpentine
business burned the woods
so they'd get the snakes out of


the way, so their people could
get to the woods.
"I've read, and I don't have
an account of it, that there
were some very nice horses,
some very fine races there.
But I can't tell you too much
about that because it was
before my time."
The Calhoun Course
was considered one of the
most modem racetracks in
Florida. It was a mile-long
circular track, 35- to 40-feet
wide, according to old letters
printed in The Star. It had 35
"well-maintained stalls (that)
were located within 100 yards
of the track." There were
separate stands for judges,
men and women.
The track was built by
former St. Joseph Times
editor and city promoter Peter
W Gauthier, Jr., and owned
by Alabama businessman
Crawford Sprowl. Sprowl
established himself as a
successful horse owner in
the 1830s at tracks across
Alabama and North Florida-
Advertisements in the
Florida Journal and the
Apalachicolian in December
1840 announced the 1841
races, held on Feb. 9. Each
year featured five days of
racing in February, with
one race per day and 25-45
minutes between heats. The


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races were open to any horse
in the country, free of charge
Purses were as large as
$1,000.
The first day consisted of
one-mile heats, with a purse
of $200, as stated in the ads.
The second day had two-mile
heats with a purse of $400.
The third day had three-mile
heats for $600, the fourth
day had four-mile heats for
$1,000 and the fifth day was
best three-out-of-five of one-
mile heats for $300.
D.C. Mahon wrote in a
Feb. 18, 1938, article in The
Star that gold or slaves were
wagered on the outcomes.
St. Joseph was a hotbed
for slavery when the Calhoun
Course was in operation,
some 20 years before the
Civil War. Mahon wrote that
St. Josephians were able
to enjoy the races because
"men and women who
had the Blackman do their
every chore."


The officers of the Calhoun
Course were president John
D. Gray, first vice president
Henry E Simmons, second
vice president Hez R. Wood,
and Gauthier was the secre-
tary, according to the book,
'The Lives of St. Joseph" by
Louise Porter.
The track was considered
one of the finest in the
South, second only to New
Orleans, and rivaled cities
such as Charleston, S.C.,
and Savannah, Ga., Mahon
wrote.
"When St. Joseph failed at
the cotton trade, developers
searched other ways to pro-
mote the town,",Harold W
Bell wrote in "Glimpses of the
Panhandle."
"Some envisioned St.
Joseph become a resort like
Atlantic City."
Along with the track,
Sprowl built "gaming houses
with liquors imbibed in some
quar-ters," Henry Drake
wrote in 'The Rise and Fall of
Old St. Joseph."
It was a prosperous time
in St. Joseph. The city's elite
enjoyed the Sport of Kings.
"We should like to go (to
the races in Apalachicola),
but our bets have been
badly made and we are
decidedly broke," Gauthier
said in 1841, according to


Susan Ham-burger's 1994
dissertation 'And they're offi":
The development of the horse
racing in-dustry in Florida.
Within a year, most of the
previously mentioned were
dead.
In mid-1841, a ship
arrived at the 1,800-foot dock
in St. Joseph carrying yellow
fever. Within a few weeks,
75 percent of the town's
population died.
During its time, the
Calhoun Course was one of
five tracks operating from
Jackson-ville to Pensacola,
Hamburger wrote. There was
Jackson Turf in Quincy, the
Marion Course in Tallahassee
and a track in Marianna.
Those three cities also had
jockey clubs, which became
sanctuaries for the city's elite.
St. Augustine didn't have an
organized jockey club but still
raced, and Pensacola had a
jockey club but didn't race.
In 1838, Hamburger
wrote that there weren't races
statewide, but didn't offer an
explanation why.
Hamburger's research
revealed the beginnings of
horse racing in America. The
sport crossed the Atlantic
Ocean with British colonists
in the 1600s, but soon was
barred. By 1665, the sport
was encouraged and within


30 years it evolved into two
forms: the quarter-mile
sprints and the long-distance
races.
In the late 1700s, racing
was popular along the
Eastern Seaboard.
"The southern leisure
class sought excitement
while northern wealthy
businessmen found
an outside interest,"
Hamburger wrote.
While Ocala currently
is the center of Florida's
thoroughbred industry,
St. Joseph, Tallahassee,
Quincy, Apalachicola, and
Marianna once shared that
claim.
The Calhoun Course
had a brief rebirth in 1938
during Florida's centennial
celebration in Port St.
Joe. A temporary, usable
track was rebuilt on the
site of the current Port St.
Joe Elementary School
and maintained for a few
weeks.
That was the last of the
Calhoun Course.

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A Public Hearing will be held at the Planning and-
Development Review Board {PDRB) meeting on
Monday, August 4, 2008 at 10:00 a.m. EST, and
at the Board of County Commissioners (BOCC)
meeting on Tuesday, August 12, 2008 at 9:00
a.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. Final Subdivision Plat Seaside Farms Phase
I and II Waterfront Group, LLC Parcel ID
#01095-001R 1,650 Acres in Sections
23, 26, 27, 34 Township 6 South, Range
9 West, Gulf County, Florida A 97 Unit
Subdivision Subject to all Federal, State and
Local Development Regulation state and
unstated. (Howard's Creek)
2. Reducing Density on a Final Subdivision
Plat Buckhorn Ridge William J. Smiley
-.Parcel ID #01186-001R 20 Acres in
Sections 25 and 26, Township 3 South,
Range 10 West, Gulf County, Florida A 9
Unit Subdivision Subject to all Federal, State
and Local Development Regulation state
and unstated. North of Wewahitchka.
3. Variance-Allen LLC-Parcel ID#06269-034R
in Section 19, Township 9 South, Range 11
West, Gulf County, Florida Variance of
development regulations. Located on Cape
San Bias.
4. EAR Based Amendments
5. Public at Large
6. 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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NOTICE OF BUDGET


HEARING




The Gulf County School


District will


soon


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Budget for 2008-09.


A


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DECISION on the budget


AND TAXES will be held on


August 4th, 2008,


5:15


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Meeting Room,


150 Middle School Rd,


Port St. Joe, Florida


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The Market is Strong in 2008 and Every
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Remember that all real estate is local and that all markets
are different. There are opportunities out there for a buyer if
you're willing to look.
2007 was the fifth best year on record for
existing home sales, despite public apprehension
about the real estate market. In fact, 2007 was very similar
to the home sales and price gains experienced
in 2002, when consumers were very confident about the
market.
FHA Loans Set to Increase
There are many choices for buyers looking for mortgages
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alternative for many first time buyers. The Federal Housing
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low down payments, low closing costs, and easy credit
qualifying. FHA market share for home purchases are
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4% in 2007 to an estimated 12% in 2009.
Visit www.Hud.gov/buying/loans to find out about these
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For buyers who qualify, -mortgage rates are near
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Real estate is a long-term investment. Over the past 30
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NOTICE OF TAX FOR SCHOOL

CAPITAL OUTLAY

The Gulf County School Board will soon consider a measure
to impose a .600 mill property tax for capital outlay projects listed
herein.

This tax is in addition to the school board's proposed tax of 4.276
mills for operating expenses and is proposed solely at the discretion of
the school board.

THE PROPOSED COMBINED SCHOOL BOARD TAX INCREASE
FOR BOTH OPERATING EXPENSES AND CAPITAL OUTLAY IS
SHOWN IN THE ADJACENT NOTICE.

The capital outlay tax will generate approximately $1,499,613.00
to be used for the following projects:

MAINTENANCE, RENOVATION, AND REPAIR
HVAC Systems
Lighting
Paving
Port St. Joe Elementary
Port St. Joe Middle School
Port St. Joe High School
Wewahitchka Elementary
Wewahitchka High School
Wewahitchka Middle School
District Office

MOTOR VEHICLE PURCHASES
Purchase of Two (2) School Buses
Purchase of Two (2) Vehicles

NEW AND REPLACEMENT EQUIPMENT
School Furniture and Equipment
Data Processing Equipment and Software
Communications Equipment
Maintenance Equipment

PAYMENT OF PREMIUMS FOR PROPERTY AND CASUALTY
INSURANCE NECESSARY TO INSURE THE EDUCATIONAL AND
ANCILLARY PLANTS OF THE SCHOOL DISTRICT

All concerned citizens are invited to a public hearing to be held on
August 4, 2008 at 5:15 p.m. at the Gulf County School Board meeting
room, 150 Middle School Road, Port St. Joe, Florida.

A DECISION on the proposed CAPITAL OUTLAY TAXES will be
made at this hearing.


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Local Effort 3.697
Discretionary 0.498


Supplemental Discretionary
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0.081
0.600


TOTAL MILLAGE:


CAPITAL TOTAL ALL
ESTIMATED REVENUES: GENERAL FUND SPECIAL REVENUE DEBT SERVICE PROJECTS FUNDS
Federal Sources 75,000.00 2,295,194.67 2,370,194.67
State Sources 4,603,818.00 10,000.00 67,600.00 3,424,454.00 8,105,872.00
Local Sources 11,030,741.00 386,750.00 40,000.00 558,430.00 12,015,921.00
TOTAL SOURCES 15,709,559.00 2,691,944.67 107,600.00 3,982,884.00 22,491,987.67
Transfers In 525,879.00 __525,879.00
Fund Balance (July 1, 2008) 439,167.58 19,095.68 2,152,701.25 1,076,700.15 3,687,664.66
TOTAL REVENUES & BALANCES 16,674,605.58 2,711,040.35 2,260,301.25 5,059,584.15 26,705,531.33

EXPENDITURES
Instruction 9,234,373.17 1,082,642.20 10,317,015.37
Pupil Personnel Service 629,735.00 223,203.80 852,938.80
Instruction Media Service 287,479.63 287,479.63
Instructional & Curriculum 280,861.00 146,864.00 427,725.00
Instructional Staff Training 217,452.00 370,209.67 587,661,67
Instruction Related Technology 57,112.00 57,112.00
Board of Education 181,100.00 181,100.00
General Administration 672,513.00 55,155.00 727,668.00
School Administration 1,113,833.00 1,113,833.00
Facilities Acquisition & Construction 4,475,765.14 4,475,765.14
Fiscal Service 284,038.37 284,038.37
Food Service 797,932.00 797,932.00
Central Service 144,229.00 144,229.00
Pupil Transportation Service 922,876.48 16,520.00 939,396.48
Operation of Plant 1,779,808.58 600.00 1,780,408.58
Maintenance of Plant 622,079.00 622,079.00
Administrative Technology Services 80,750.00 80,750.00
Community Service 0.00
Debt Services 330,092.50 330,092.50
TOTAL EXPENDITURES 16,508,240.23 2,693,126.67 330,092.50 4,475,765.14 24,007,224.54
Transfers Out 525,879.00 525,879.00
Fund Balance (June 30, 2009) 166,365.35 17,913.68 1,930,208.75 57,940.01 2,172,427.79
Total Expenditures, Transfers & Balances 16,674,605.58 2,711,040.35 2,260,301.25 5,059,584.15 26,705,531.33


THE TENTATIVE, ADOPTED, AND/OR FINAL BUDGETS ARE ON FILE IN THE OFFICE
AUTHORITY AS A PUBLIC RECORD.


OF THE ABOVE MENTION G


SCHOOL BOARD OF GULF COUNTY

HISTORICAL SUMMARY OF FINANCIAL AND DEMOGRAPHIC DATA

(TEN-YEAR SUMMARY 1997-98, 2002-03, 2007-08)


Total Revenue
Federal, State, and Local
25,000,000 20623418
20,000,000

10,000,000
5,000,000

1997-98 2002-03 2007-08

Fixed Capital Projects
Total Revenue for Fixed Capital Outlay
2,750,000 2,498,058
2,250,000
1,776,204
1,750,000
1,249,734
1,250,000 -
750,000
250,000
1997-98 2002-03 2007-08

Number of Students
Total Unweighted FTE Students
3,000 -
2,433

2,000

1,000

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1997-98 2002-03 2007-08
Number of Employees
Total Number of Employees
324
297
300 274






1997-98 2002-03 2007-08


Operating Revenue
Total Current Operating Revenue
20,000,000 17,406,952
15,000,000 13,003,047 14 658
10,000,000

5,000,000
0 i I
1997-98 2002-03 2007-08
Debt Service
Total Revenue for Debt Service

850,000 718,408
650,000
450,000
235,972
250,000
0 78,774
50,000 It
1997-98 2002-03 2007-08

Revenue Per Student
Operating Revenue divided by Unweighted FTE Students

9,000 8,203
7,000 6,644
6,000 5,344
5,000
4,000
3,000
2,000

1997-98 2002-03 2007-08

Teaching Personnel
Total Number of Instructional Personnel


IH


1997-98


2002-03


2007-08


Total current operating revenues have been reduced by Workforce Development funds in the amount of $211,972 in order to provide comparability in the calcu-
lation of current operating revenue per UFTE. This adjustment is necessary due to the exclusion of adult programs from UFTE beginning in 1998-99.


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BUDGET SUMMARY

THE PROPOSED OPERATING BUDGET EXPENDITURES OF GULF COUNTY SCHOOL

DISTRICT ARE 7.00 PERCENT LESS THAN LAST YEAR'S TOTAL OPERATING EXPENDITURES.
FISCAL YEAR 2008-2009





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GULF COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD

Announces its policy for Free and Reduced Price Meals for
students under the


NATIONAL SCHOOL LUNCH AND
BREAKFAST PROGRAMS.

Any interested person may review a copy of the policy by
contacting

BILL CARR
150 MIDDLE SCHOOL ROAD
PORT ST. JOE, FL 32456
(850) 229-8256/ 639-2871
Household size and income criteria will be used to determine eligibility. These criteria can be
found on the second page of this document. Children from families whose income is at or be-
low the levels shown may be eligible for Free or Reduced Price Meals. An application can not
be approved unless it contains complete eligibility information. Once approved, meal benefits
are good for an entire year. You need not notify the organization of changes in income and
household size.
Application forms are being sent to all homes with a letter to parents or guardians. To apply
for Free or Reduced Price Meals, households must complete the application and return it to the
school. Additional copies are available at the principal's office in each school. The information
provided on the application will be used for the purpose of determining eligibility and may be
verified at any time during the school year. Applications may be submitted at any time during
the year.
Households that receive Food Stamps or TANF (Temporary Assistance to Needy Families) are
required to list on the application only the child's name, Food Stamp / TANF case number, and
signature of adult household member.
Foster children will receive benefits (i.e., free,' reduced-price, or paid) based on the child's per-
sonal income regardless of the income of the household.
Household with children who are considered migrants, homeless, or runaway should contact
the district liaison, Bill Carr at (850) 229-8256.
For the purpose of determining household size, deployed service members are considered a
part of the household. Families should include the names of the deployed service members
on their application. Report only that portion of the deployed service member's income made
available to them or on their behalf to the family. Additionally, a housing allowance that is part
of the Military Housing Privatization Initiative is not to be included as income.
All other households must provide the following information listed on the application:
* Total household income listed by gross amount received, type of income (e.g,, wages,
child support, etc.) and how often the income is received by each household member;
* Names of all household members;
* Signature of an adult household member certifying the information provided is cor-
rect; and
* Social security number of the adult signing the application or the word "NONE" for
this household member if he or she does not have a social security number.
If a household member becomes unemployed or if the household size changes, the school
should be contacted. Children of parents or guardians who become unemployed should also
contact the school. Such changes may make the student eligible for reduced price or free meals
if the household income falls at or below the levels shown below.
Under the provisions of the Free and Reduced Price meal policy

ASSISTANT SUPERINTENTENDENT FOR BUSINESS SERVICES
will review applications and determine eligibility. If a parent or guardian is dissatisfied with the
ruling of the official, he or she may wish to discuss the decision with the determining official
on an informal basis. If the parent wishes to make a formal appeal, he or she may make a
request either orally or in writing to
Tim Wilder
150 Middle School Road
Port St. Joe, FL 32456
850-229-8256/639-2871
Unless indicated otherwise on the application, the information on the Free and Reduced Price
Meal application may be used by the school system in determining eligibility for other educa-
tional programs.
FLORIDA INCOME ELIGIBILITY GUIDELINES
FOR FREE AND REDUCED PRICE MEALS
Effective from July 1, 2008, to June 30, 2009

Free Meal Scale is 130% of Federal Poverty Level
Household size Annual Monthly Twice Per Every Two Weekly
Month Weeks
1 13,520 1,127 564 520 260
2 18,200 1,517 759 700 350
3 22,880 1,907 954 880 440
4 27,560 2,297' 1,149 1,060 530
5 32,240 2,687 1,344 1,240 620
6 36,920 3,077 1,539 1,420 710
7 41,600 3,467 1,734 1,600 800
8 46,280 3,857 1,929 1,780 890
Each additional 4,680 390 195 180 90
family member,
add
Reduced Meal Scale is 185% of Federal Poverty Level.
Household size Annual Monthly Twice Per Every Two Weekly
Month Weeks
1 19,240 1,604 802 740' 370
2 25,900 2,159 1,080 997 499
3 32,560 2,714 1,357 1,253 627
4 39,220 3,269 1,635 1,509 755
5 45,880 3,824 1,912 1,765 883
6 52,540 4,379 2,190 2,021 1,011
7 59,200 4,934 2,467 2,277 1,139
8 65,860 5,489 2,745 2,534 1,267
Each additional 6,660 555 278 257 129
family member, '
add
To determine annual income:
If you receive the income every week, multiply the total gross income by 52.
If you receive the income every two weeks, multiply the total gross income by 26.
If you receive the income twice a month, multiply the total gross income by 24.
If you receive the income monthly, multiply the total gross income by 12.


Remember: The total income before taxes, social security, health benefits, union dues, or other
deductions must be reported.
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prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or dis-
ability. To file a complaint of discrimination write USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights,
1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, DC 20250-9410 or call (800) 795-3272
(voice) or (202) 720-6382 (TTY). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer."


County Prep Football


Schedules for 2008
Port St. Joe High School
9/05 @ Florida State University High School (Tallahassee)
9/19 Blountstown High School (Blountstown)
9/26 Jay High School (Jay)
10/03 @ West Gadsden High School (Greensboro)
10/10 Sneads High School (Sneads)
10/17 @ Liberty County High School (Bristol)
10/24 @ Franklin County Middle-Senior High School (Carrabelle)
10/31 @ Freeport High School (Freeport)
11/07 Wewahitchka High School (Wewahitchka)
11/14 Marianna High School (Mariarina)
Wewahitchka High School
9/12 South Walton High School (Santa Rosa Beach)
9/19 Cottondale High School (Cottondale
9/26 @ Freeport High School (Freeport)
10/03 @ Liberty County High School (Bristol)
10/10 @Franklin County Middle-Senior High School (Carrabelle)
10/17 West Gadsden High School (Greensboro)
10/24 Sneads High School (Sneads
10/31 Jay High School (Jay)
11/07 @ Port St. Joe High School (Port St. Joe)
11/14 @ Blountstown High School (Blountstown)


Edgewater Beach & Golf Resort Hosts

Grand Lagoon, National: Saltwater Fishing

Enthusiasts Flock to Resort for Big Catch

Edgewater Beach & Golf Resort is the official host resort for the 2008 Grand Lagoon
National, scheduled for August 20-24. The tournament, billed as '"America's Saltwater
Fishing Tournament," consists of eight separate tournaments appealing to every kind of
saltwater fishing enthusiast.
"We are pleased to host the Grand Lagoon National fishing tournament," said Paul
Wohlford, vice president of sales and marketing for The Resort Collection of Panama
City Beach, which manages Edgewater Beach & Golf Resort. "The event is a great
opportunity to showcase our beautiful resort and amenities to fishing enthusiasts and
their families."
The $1 million purse is enough to attract more than one thousand anglers, hundreds
of boats and healthy onshore crowds.
As official sponsor and host, Edgewater Beach & Golf Resort will offer two VIP pack-
ages starting at $99 per night to include deluxe accommodations in studio, one-, two-
and three-bedroom condominiums complete with fully-equipped kitchens, and washers
and dryers. For more information on the Angler VIP package and the Spectator VIP
package, call (800) 874-8686.
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Candidate Political


Forum



August 4, 2008

St. Joe Senior Citizens

Center

6:30 P.M. (EST)


Sheriff

Joe Nugent and Robert Miller


Property Appraiser

Kesley Colbert and James Rish



School Superintendent

Tim Wilder and Jay Bidwell



County Commissioner District 3

Bill Williams and John Grantland


Sponsors: Gulf County Republican Party,
County Democratic Party, The Star, and
Gulf County Breeze.


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Pre-K screening
Gulf County School
Board and FDLRS/PAEC
will co-sponsor free Pre-
K screenings for children
potentially in need of spe-
cial education services.
Children ages 3-4 years
and not already enrolled
in a Gulf County school are
eligible for participation.
Children will be screened
in the areas of school read-
iness skills, speaking/lis-
tening, motor and social
skills, vision and hearing.
The screening is sched-
uled for:
9 a.m. to noon EST
Aug. 6 at Port St. Joe
Elementary.
8:30-11:30 a.m. CST
Aug. 22 at Wewahitchka
Elementary.
A parent or guard-
ian must accompany the
child to the screening.
Appointments are sched-
uled by calling the Child
Find office at 872-4318.

Gulf County
pre-K round-up
The round-up is
8:30 a.m. to noon CDT
Thursday, July 31, at
Wewahitchka Elementary
School Office, 514 E. River
Road, Wewahitchka, FL.
Contact: Lori Price, (850)
639-2476.
Bring the following items
on the above dates: 1)
Birth certificate, 2) Social
Security card, 3) Florida
physical address.
Eligibility: 4 years old by
Sept. 1, 2008 and a Florida
resident
Procedure: 1) A voucher
will be issued, 2) Parent
will carry voucher to a pro-
vider of their choice, 3)


Parent will complete reg-
istration package includ-
ing provide immunization
record and physical for the
chosen site.

Wewa Middle
welcome, supplies
The Wewahitchka Middle
School teachers and staff
would like to welcome


the 2008-2009 students
to another exciting year.
Please feel free to contact
Ms. Karen Turner, WMS
School Counselor, at 639-
6840 if you have any ques-
tions or concerns about the
upcoming year. Mark your
calendars for the following
events happening soon:
Open House 6 p.m.
Aug. 14 in the WMS/WHS
gym. Students will receive


their schedule and have an
opportunity to meet their
teachers.
School starts 7:50
a.m. Aug. 18
If students are inter-
ested in playing any sport
this school year, please
call the Gulf County Heath
Department, 639-2644, to
schedule a physical.
The WMS supply list
includes pencils, pens,


Mollie Etheridge recognized


in scholarship program


paper, one three-ring bind-
er, colored pencils, five
folders with prongs and
pockets, dividers, color
highlighters and a lock (key
or combination).

Attention, Class
of 1998: Reunion
Our reunion is fast
approaching. The details
are as follows:
Friday, Aug. 1, 8 p.m.
CST: Two Crabs in Mexico
Beach
Saturday, Aug. 2,
10 a.m. CST: Family Fun
Day at the beach behind
Toucans
Saturday, Aug. 2, 6
p.m. CST: Dinner at The
Fish House Restaurant in
Mexico Beach
We will need an approxi-
mate headcount for din-
ner on Saturday night. If
you plan to attend, please
contact Jennifer Gaddis
Barber at (850) 348-2045
or princessgaddis@aol.com
or Casey White Ludlam at
(404) 401-9019 or jcklud-
lam@comcast.net. All times
are central standard time.
Hope to see you there!

Correctional
officers graduate
Correctional Officer
Basic Standards Class 194
held its graduation cer-
emony Tuesday, July 29,
in the Sarzin Lecture Hall,
Language and Literature
building on campus.
The guest speaker was
Mr. John Rychen, assistant
warden of the Bay County
Correctional Facility.
The following students
graduated:
Randy J. Adams,
Christine M. Arnold, David
Christopher Atwell, Frank R.


GULF COUNTY SCHOOLS
NOTIFICATION OF RIGHTS UNDER FERPA
FOR ELEMENTARY, MIDDLE AND SECONDARY INSTITUTIONS

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) afford parents and students
over 18 years of age (eligible students) certain rights with respect, to the students
education records. These rights are:

(1) The right to inspect and review the students education records within 45 days
of the day the School receives a request for access.

Parents or eligible students should submit to the School principal or designee
a written request that identifies the records) they wish to inspect. The School
official will make arrangements for access and notify the parent or eligible
student of the time and place where the records may be inspected.

(2) The right to request the amendment of the students education records that
the parent or eligible student believes are inaccurate.

Parents or eligible students may ask the School to amend a record that they
believe is inaccurate. They should write the School principal or designee,
clearly identify the part of the record they want changed, and specify why it
is inaccurate. If the School decides not to amend the record as requested
by the parent or eligible student, the School will notify the parent or eligible
student of the decision and advise them of their right to a hearing regarding
the request for amendment. Additional information regarding the hearing
procedures will be provided to the parent or eligible student when notified of
the right to a hearing.

(3) The right to consent to disclosures of personally identifiable information con-
tained in the students education records, except to the extent that FERPA
authorizes disclosure without consent.

One exception, which permits disclosure without consent, is disclosure to
school officials with legitimate educational interests. A school official is a
person employed by the School as an administrator, supervisor, instructor, or
support staff member (including health or medical staff and law enforcement
unit personnel); a person serving on the School Board; a person or company
with whom the School has contracted to perform a special task (such as an
attorney, auditor, medical consultant, or therapist); or a parent or student
serving on an official committee, such as a disciplinary or grievance commit-
tee, or assisting another school official in performing his or her tasks.

A school official has a legitimate educational interest if the official needs to
review an education record in order to fulfill his or her professional responsi-
bility.

Upon request, the School discloses education records without consent to of-
ficials of another school district in which a student seeks or intends to enroll.

(4) Parents or eligible students have the right to file a complaint with the U.S.
Department of Education concerning alleged failures by the School District to
comply with the requirements of FERPA. The name and address of the Office
that administers FERPA are:

Family Policy Compliance Office
U.S. Department of Education
400 Maryland Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20202-4605


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ADMINISTRATIVE EXPERIENCE.


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TEACHER, COACH, ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL, PRINCIPAL
IN GRADES PRE-K-5 AND 9-12, AND SUPERINTENDENT
OF SCHOOLS.

EXPERIENCE IS ONGOING, ON THE JOB EVERY
DAY, MAKING TOUGH DECISIONS, IMPLEMENTING
PROGRAMS, HIRING GOOD TEACHERS AND STAFF,
AND SUPPORTING STUDENT ACTIVITIES AROUND
THE CLOCK.


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Bessette, Aaron Lee Daniels,
Zaymeen Deen, Marvin B.
Faircloth Jr., Tina Devon
French, Michael Antwan Fox,
LaShanda S. Jackson, Joel
James Leavens, Michelle R.
Moore, Kristi Nicole Nolin,
Ariel Ramos, Jonathan E.
Sheffield, Matilde Juarez
Singh, Jason D. Smith,
Ronald C. Smith Sr.,
Jeremiah D. Tadpole and
Randall J. Williams.

Warm water
exercise classes
The Wellness and
Athletics Division of Gulf
Coast Community College
will offer warm water exer-
cise classes from Sept. 2 to
Oct. 23, and from Oct. 28
to Dec. 23 in the therapy
pool in the Wellness Center
complex on campus.
The facility at GCCC is
a fully functioning hydro-
therapy pool, and all
instructors are certified
in warm water exercise
and arthritis therapy. The
classes are designed for
individuals who want to
continue their post-rehabil-
itation warm water main-
tenance or to relieve pain.
Benefits include improved
range of motion and flex-
ibility, relaxation abilities
and social interaction.
Classes will meet
Tuesday and Thursdays
from 10-10:50 a.m., 1-1:50
p.m., 5-5:50 p.m., and 6-
6:50 p.m. The cost of the
eight-week class is $80
per person. Pre-registra-
tion is required, and there
is a six-person minimum.
Additional pool time is avail-
able at no additional cost
after registration.
For more information,
call Carl Kleinschmidt at
872-3832.


Mollie Etheridge from Dothan, the fiddle. Mollie's inspirations and
Ala., recently competed with other love for the fiddle comes from her
girls from across the country at grandmother, Jean Etheridge. Mollie
the Pre-Teen America Scholarship is the daughter of Fead and Jean
and Recognition Program in Baton Etheridge from Port St. Joe, Fla.,
Rouge, La. Mollie was awarded and Edna Gilmore from Cottonwood,
Outstanding Achievement in Ala. Mollie has accepted an invitation
Citizenship and placed second in to attend Pre-Teen Alabama held in
the talent competition for playing Birmingham, Ala., during the fall.


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Gulf County Sheriff Arrest Log


The Gulf County Sheriffs
Office will be conducting
vehicle safety checkpoints
and DUI check points during
the month of July and August
2008. The check points
will be held throughout the
county to include Highway 98
near St. Joe Beach, Highway
98 and Garrison Ave, C-30
Simmons Bayou, Highway 71
North of White City, Highway
22 and Highway 22A,
Highway 71 and Westarm
Creek, Highway 71 Dalkieth
Area and Highway 71 near
the Calhoun line.
On 07/21/2008 Ray
Ellison Stripling Jr., 36,
was arrested on a violation
of probation warrant the
original charge was battery


and criminal mischief.
On 07/22/2008 deputies
responded to a call of a
possible drunk driver on
U.S. 98 in St Joe Beach. The
vehicle was located stuck in
a ditch in the 6600 block
of St Joe Beach, The driver
of the vehicle Frank Mitchell
Belcher, 41, was arrested for
DUI. His breath test showed
his alcohol level at .183 over
twice the legal limit.
On07/22/2008DannyGlen
Holmes, 50, was arrested on
charges of making a false
report to a Law Enforcement
Officer. Holmes had reported
that someone had broken
out the windows of his truck
and put sugar in the gas
tank. Deputies determined
that Holmes had damaged


his own vehicle.
On 07/23/2008 members
of the Port St. Joe Police
Department and the Gulf
County Sheriffs Office
arrested Antione Lamar
Calvin, 32, on several
warrants for failure to appear
on sale of cocaine charges.
On 07/24/2008 deputies
responded to a disturbance.
When they arrived on
scene they found Terry Lee
Reeves, 47, being very loud
and also intoxicated. They
made several attempts to
calm Reeves down as he was
disturbing the neighborhood.
When reeves refused to calm
down he was arrested for
Disorderly Conduct.
On 07/24/2008 James
Francis McClure, 62, was


arrested for violation of
probation on an original
charge of Insurance Fraud.
On 07/25/2008 Kimberly
Lynn Emanuel, 37, was
arrested on a violation
of probation warrant on a
charge of DULI.
On 07/25/2008 Cleatha
Ann ,Nickell, 36, Jeffery
GlennFbster, 28, and Richard
Fuller, 33, were arrested on
failure to pay child support
warrants.
On 07/25/2008 Jason
Lee Catrett,. 18, was arrested
on Bay County warrants
for grand theft, he was
also arrested on charges of
grand theft auto and Aid and
Abetting Grand Theft Auto
in Gulf County. The Gulf
County Charges are related


to the theft of a vehicle in
Beacon Hill on 07/23/2008
in which two juveniles were
charged with grand theft auto
and the theft of a vehicle in
Wewahitchka on the morning
of 07/23/2008. A juvenile was
also arrested and charged
with grand theft auto.
On 07/25/2008 Walter F
Bowers Jr., 43, was arrested
on a violation of probation
warrant from Franklin
County, the original charge
was sale of a controlled
substance.
On 07/26/2008 Steven
Harrell Owens, 52, was
arrested for DUI, he refused
the breath test.
On 07/26/2008 Michael
Deane Ward, 40, was
arrested for DUI. His breath


test results were .213, well
over twice the legal limit.
On 07/26/2008 Earl
Robert Parnell HI, 51, was
arrested for DUI he refused
the breath test.
On 07/27/2008 Harrj(
Benet Welch, 37, was arrested
for reckless driving.

Gulf County Dispatchers
handled 352 calls for
service including 37 calls for
emergency medical services.
GulfCountyDeputies handled
258 calls including, serving
59 civil, papers, 34 calls from
citizens with question or
concerns, 10 disturbances,
8 traffic crashes, 7 criminal
mischief calls, 4 DUI, and
2 stolen vehicle and 134
miscellaneous calls.


FWC DIVISION OF LAW ENFORCEMENT


FWC DIVISION OF
LAW ENFORCEMENT
FIELD OPERATIONS
WEEKLY REPORT
July 11 17, 2008

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

NORTHWEST REGION
SANTA ROSA COUNTY
On July 14, Officer
Howard Jones received a
complaint from a citizen
regarding litter- being
tossed on th'e roadside
as a vehicle drove
northbound on State Road
87. The citizen reported
the vehicle turned off the
main road and traveled
down a dirt road headed
toward Boiling Creek.
The citizen provided a
vehicle and passenger
description and stated he
was sure that the vehicle
would be littering or
possibly dumping down
the dirt road. Officer
Jones drove to the
location and located the
vehicle and occupants
matching the description.
The passenger admitted
to littering and provided
a written statement.
Officer Jones issued a
citation for the littering
violation and notified
Eglin AFB's Range Patrol.
The Range Patrol officers
issued 11 citations for
entering Eglin AFB
without recreation/user
permits and one citation
for possession of alcohol
in a prohibited area.


BAY COUNTY
Officer Dennis Palmer
and Intern Matt Gore
were on water patrol on
Econfina Creek when
they observed a vessel
that was lodged in some
trees with four occupants
standing around it. It was
discovered the vessel had
run ashore after failing to
negotiate a turn on the
creek. No occupants were
injured and the vessel was
removed from the trees,
and the owner/operator
was instructed by Officer
Palmer to meet him at a
nearby boat ramp, as he
was going to transport the
other occupants to their
vehicle. The subject failed
to meet Officer Palmer at
the boat ramp. Officer
Palmer tracked the subject
to his residence where
the investigation was
.completed and a citation
issued.
K-9 Officer Mike Guy
was on water patrol when
he stopped at the Hathaway
Bridge to inspect fishers.
During his inspections, he
noticed a smoking pipe in
the rocks by one subject
and after consent to
search, found another pipe
in some personal items. A
citation was issued and the
contraband seized.

Officer Joe Chambers
was patrolling the Econfina
Creek areawhen he stopped
at the boat ramp under
the Highway 388 Bridge.
He observed a truck being
driven from the ramp to
be parked down the road.
A check of the truck and
its driver found the driver
not to have a valid license
or tag and the vehicle was
stolen. One of the truck's
occupants was found to


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warrant from Indiana,
and another occupant
continuously gave Officer
Chambers different names
and dates of birth. The
stolen truck and its driver
were turned over to the
Bay County Sheriff's
Office. The driver was
subsequently booked into
the Bay County Jail along
with the occupant with the
outstanding warrant and
the occupant who gave
false information.
Officer Dennis Palmer
was called out after
midnight regarding a
complaint from a Bay
County sheriff's deputy.
The deputy had stopped to
check on a truck that was
parked along the roadside
near Deer Point Lake and
was surprised to find a
live 3 foot long alligator
in the bed of the truck.
Officer Palmer arrived and
backtracked foot sign to
where the alligator was
pulled from the lake, but
no driver could be located.
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the registered owner
of the truck found the
driver had accidently
locked his keys in
the truck, and he
had to walk home. A
written confession was
obtained concerning
the captive alligator
and a citation was
issued.
Officer Neal
Goss made several
noteworthy resource
cases this past
weekend. Violations
included over the bag
limit of gag grouper
and undersize greater
amberjack.

Officer David
Erdman arrested an
individual for boating
under the influence
this past week. The
defendant refused a
breath test; however,
he readily admitted he
had been drinking and
should not have been
operating a vessel. He
was taken to the Bay
County Jail.


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Saturday

Zion Fair Missionary Baptist Church
will be selling fish dinners from 11:30
a.m. until on Saturday, Aug. 2. You can
phone in at 227-3161 or come by Zion
Fair Missionary Baptist Church at 280
Avenue C. Cost per dinner is $6.
We will have, fried fish, cole slaw,
baked beans, bread and tea. Contact
either Mrs. Annie Baker, 229-8339, or
Mrs. Ida Bell Bryant, 229-6479.


Substance

abuse meeting

coming up
All community members and teens
are urged to attend the next gathering
of the Gulf County Substance Abuse
Coalition next month.
The community-wide meeting and
forum will be at 6 p.m. (CT) Thursday,
July 31, in the Wewahitchka High
School gym.
The meeting is sponsored by the
coalition, with support from Gulf County
Schools, the Florida Department of
Health and the Florida Department of
Children and Families.
For more information, contact SARG
coordinator Carly Pickels, (850) 227-
4913.


Library donation


On June 30, Brian, Tony and Ron Wright presented the
book Wigston at War to the Port St. Joe public library. Paula
Boone accepted the donation.
The book profiles the lives of Wigston, an English service-
men who fought in the nation's wars.
Among those profiled is the Wrights' father, Thomas
Edward Wright, who died June 29, 1942, aboard the British


tanker Empire Mica.
A German U-boat torpedoed the Empire Mica in the Gulf
of Mexico, south of Cape San Blas, killing Wright and 32
crewmates.
The Star profiled the Wright brothers' recent visit to the
area to honor their late father in its July 17 and July 24 edi-
tions.


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John and Elizabeth Schweers were named Gulf County Volunteers of the Year.


Schweers honored by"Red Cross


The Central Panhandle Chapter of
the American Red Cross held its annual
meeting and volunteer recognition ban-
quet last week.
All Red Cross volunteers were invited
and recognized for their time and effort
in helping our community.
Those who go above and beyond
their call were recognized with some of
the chapter's most esteemed awards.
John and Elizabeth Schweers were
named Gulf County Volunteers of the Year.
For years, the Schweers have donat-
ed their time and efforts into spreading
the word of the Red Cross and its mis-
sion. They have been active members of


our Disaster Action Team (DAT).
Being DAT members means being
ready to respond to local disasters in
a moment's notice. The Schweers have
responded to numerous disasters in
Gulf County, many in the middle of the
night. Their selflessness and desire to
help others is shown in their actions,
and the Red Cross is proud to have
them as volunteers.
On behalf of the local Red Cross, we
would like to thank all those who spend
countless hours helping us deliver our
mission.
For any questions, please contact the
local Red Cross office at 763-6587.


Grant program providing


$542,000 for Gulf parks


Under the leadership of Gov. Charlie
Crist and the Florida Legislature, the
2008-2009 budget includes $24 mil-
lion to expand and improve local parks
statewide. The Florida Department of
Environmental Protection's (DEP) Florida
Recreation Development Assistance
Program (FRDAP) will grant Gulf County
$542,000 to develop and enhance com-
munity parks, providing outdoor recre-
ation opportunities and improving pub-
lic access to Florida's natural resources.
"Outdoor recreation areas and facili-
ties are a vital part of Florida's economy,
drawing both Floridians and visitors to
experience the state's natural resources,"
said DEP Secretary Michael W. Sole.
"With the support of Governor Crist and
the Florida Legislature, FRDAP fund-
ing allows Florida cities and counties to
develop and enhance local parks while
uniting their communities through rec-
reational opportunities."
Gulf County projects funded in this
year's budget include:
City of Port St. Joe, Buck Griffin
Lake: The funds will be used for new
picnic facilities, fishing pier, bike trail,
exercise trail, landscaping and lighting.
City of Port St. Joe, Frank Pate Park:
The monies will be used for renovating
the fishing pier, tennis court, playground,
parking, landscaping and restrooms.
Gulf County, Salinas Park: The funds
will be used for a new playground, bike
trail, pier and picnic facilities; as well
as the renovation of a nature trail and
restrooms.


Gulf County, Honeyville Community
Park, Phase II: The monies will be used
for a playground, bike trail, picnic facili-
ties, baseball field, tennis court, security
lights, parking and restrooms/conces-
sion stand.
"Reserving space and funds for recre-
ation is essential to the healthy growth of
Florida's communities and citizens," said
Mike Bullock, DEP's Florida Division of
Recreation and Parks Director. "The
FRDAP program continues to facili-
tate city and county park growth and
enhancement, strengthening families
and the protection of Florida's natural
resources."
Administered by DEP the Florida
Recreation Development Assistance
Program (FRDAP) is a competitive grant
program, providing funds to local com-
munities for public outdoor recreation.
Over the last decade, Florida has invested
more than $250 million to improve local
park facilities through this grant pro-
gram, funding more than 2,000 projects
statewide. Enhancements to local parks
include improvements and renovations
to playground and picnic facilities such
as pavilions, tables and benches, ball
fields, tennis and basketball courts, con-
cession areas, lighting, fencing, restroom
and shower facilities, parking areas,
trails, grounds and landscaping, beach
docks, piers and boardwalks.
For a list of funded projects and
information about applying for a FRDAP
grant, visit www.dep.state.fl.us/parks/
OIRS/default.htm.


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celebrate 50th anniversary
Please join with our family and friends as we celebrate the 50th Wedding Anniversary
of our parents, Paul and Marlene Sewell, Saturday, the sixteenth day of August, Two thou-
sand and eight, at two o'clock, E. T., at the Gulf County Senior Citizens' Building in Port
St. Joe. Located next to the Gulf County Courthouse, left of the public library on Cecil G.
Costin, Sr., Blvd (Hwy 71), in Port St. Joe.


Back to School Bash:

Ar Gospel

explosion
Destined Individuals with Visions who are
Anointed and Seek to Save Souls 4 Christ
(DIVAS4C) would like to invite your youth
to join us in praising and worshipping God.
Our mission is to spread God's message
by sharing the gifts which he has given us.
It is the intent of the ministry to express
the word of God in a way that youth of all
ages will relate and understand. This event
is scheduled to take place in Port St. Joe,
Florida on Saturday, August 2, 2008 at the
Washington Recreation Center: Youth from
Pre-K through 12th grade are encouraged
to attend. Free food will be served from
5:00 pm- 6:00 p.m. The event will begin
promptly at 6:00 p.m. There will be youth
dancers, singers, gospel rap, door prizes
and free school supplies. -If there. are-
any questions, please do not hesitate to
contact founder Sonya Quinn-Freeman or
LaTrika Quinn at (850) 575-7052 or email
quinnfac@yahoo.com or lqfdiva4c@
yahoo.com.


Levi turns


Michael Levi Sanders celebrated his
first birthday on June 27 with his big
brother Sam and family by taking a trip
to ZooWorld.
Levi is the son of Troy and Sherry


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Sanders, grandson of Mike and Mollie
Ludlam of White City and O'Neal and
Dianne Sanders of St. Joe Beach, and
great-grandson of Elouise Causey and
Frances Segers.


Elizabeth Bryk

is Sweet 16!

Look who is Sweet 161
We love you, Honey.
Love, Mom, Dad, Tommy, Chris, Kevin,
Brandy, Spike, Aunt Joanie, and all your family
and friends
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The Beat Goes On!
JOIN US THIS FRIDAY NIGHT!


Artist: Bill Wood
Music: Neil Jones & Jon Copps
The Guffll Alliance for Local Arts (G.A.LA.|
present the fourth season of Firs rridayst F_ F
This popular celebration oi the arts lakes
place ihe first Friday evening of May, June,
July and August 2008 at the Port Inn's
Thirsty Goal Pub In Pon St. Joe Meet
the featured artist and view or purchase a
new works Mingle with friends and
meet new ones as you listen to grt
music on the porch at The Goat. The AN All
Por Inn is located at the intersection of
Hwy. 98 and Hwy 71 In downtown Portn Sr
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Happy

birthday,

Kevin
Happy Birthday Kevin.
Glad you are in Port St. Joe
with us for your birthday.
Love, Lisa, Mom, Dad,
Tommy, Chris, Kevin, and
Elizabeth
XOXO


Meredith,

Raker

to wed
Lisa Meredith of Howard
Creek and Jonathan Raker
of Highland View will be
married at 3 p.m. EDT Aug.
2 at 1800 Marvin Ave. in
Port St. Joe, off Garrison
Avenue. The reception will
follow at the same place.
The bride is the daughter
of Linda Raffield and Charles
Meredith; her mother is
from Howards Creek, and
her father is from Dalketh,
Fla. The bridegroom is the
son of Donna J. Raker and
Johnny Raker of Highland
View.


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The Star. Port St. Joe, FL Thursday, July 31, 2008 SECTION B


Students Awarded for Artistic, Culinary Excellence


Students Awarded for Artistic, Culinary Excellence


By Despina Williams
Star Staff Writer

Five students who dem-
onstrate extraordinary
promise in the visual, per-
forming and culinary arts
received a warm reception
and a nice bit of change last
Saturday.
The "A Taste of the
Coast" committee awarded
Katie Hoffman, Jonathan
Davidson, Nathan Grimes
and Laura Seay $1,000
visual and performing arts
scholarships at an after-
noon reception at Port St.
Joe's Sunset Coastal Grill.
Lee Pack also received
$2,000 to further his educa-
tion in the culinary arts.
"I can't begin to tell you
how good it feels to give
deserving students schol-
arships," said Dana Boyer,
who co-founded "A Taste
of the Coast" with Sunset
Coastal Grill owner Patti
Blaylock.
"A Taste of the Coast,"
held each spring in Port
St. Joe, combines a fine
art auction/exhibition with a
chef sampler, with proceeds
benefiting scholarships for
Gulf County graduates.
This year, $6,000 in
ticket sales enhanced the
Gulf County Scholarship
Foundation, which generat-
ed an additional $2,500 in
raffle proceeds at the event.
Additional proceeds
benefited the "Taste of the
Coast" endowment fund,
which is now at $20,000.
Jack Kerigan, owner of
Kerigan Marketing in Port
St. Joe, delivered the recep-
tion's keynote address.
He shared his "top five"
tips to students pursuing a
career in the arts.
I In his speech, Kerigan
stressed the importance
of salesmanship, advised
students to always be on
time and have good written
and verbal-communication
skills.
"People judge you by
the way you speak. I see a
lot of talent get misrepre-
sented because of the way
people communicate," said


Kerigan.
He also advised students
to actively seek internships,
noting that field experience
help define "what you like
and what you don't like."
Following Kerigan's
remarks and a brief address
by Gulf County superinten-
dent Tim Wilder, students
received their checks from
community leaders and
business professionals.
Louise "LuLu" Gainnie,
owner of LuLu's Sweet
Expectations in Port St. Joe,
presented Lee Pack with the
culinary arts scholarship.
A 2008 Port St. Joe High
School graduate, Pack is
both a talented chef and
artist.
He worked two years at
the Fish House restaurant
in Mexico Beach, and his
lifelike sea turtle sculp-
ture won first place in this
year's '"A Taste of the Coast"
Student Art Contest.
Pack observed Gainnie
decorate a wedding cake,
asked questions and took
copious notes.
"You don't find too many
young people who have
the patience to sit with old
folks," joked Gainnie.
The Star news editor
Tim Croft presented a cre-
ative writing scholarship to
Jonathan Davidson, who
has worked at the newspa-
per in a variety of capacities
for the last two and a half
years.
A 2008 Port St. Joe High
School graduate, Davidson
wrote sports stories for the
paper, uploaded the news-
paper to the Star website,
worked the phones and
generally pitched in where
needed.
Croft commended
Davidson for his outstand-
ing creative writing and wis-
dom beyond his years.
"Sometimes I think we
forget how young Jonathan
really 4s!' said Croft.
Davidson will attend
New College in Sarasota in
the fall.
Port St. Joe High School
chorus, music and drama
teacher Ann Comforter pre-


(Pictured, I-r) Katie Hoffman, Laura Seay, Jonathan Davidson, Lee Pack and Nathan Grimes received visual, performing
and culinary arts scholarships from the "A Taste of the Coast" committee at a July 19 ceremony at Sunset Coastal Grill.


sented a photography schol-
arship to former student,
Laura Seay.
Comforter, who taught
Seay's mother, joking-
ly called Seay one of her
"grandchildren."
Having previously attend-
ed Gulf Coast Community
College, the Port St. Joe
High School graduate and
two-time scholarship recip-
ient now attends Florida
State University.
She is pursuing a major
in visual arts with a minor
in art history.
Gulf County school board
member George Cox pre-
sented a visual arts scholar-
ship to Wewahitchka High
School graduate Nathan
Grimes.
Cox said he recognized
Grimes' talent when he
taught his ninth grade gifted
class.
OGrimes- Is currently
enrolled at Florida State
University, and is pursing a
bachelor of fine arts degree
in studio art.
This year marked
Grimes' fourth time receiv-


ing the scholarship. He has
donated original artwork to
the 'A Taste of the Coast"
auction for the last four
years.
"People who buy his
work at the auction need to
hold onto them because one
day Nathan's going to be
famous," predicted Cox.
Port St. Joe mayor Mel
Magidson presented Port
St. Joe High School gradu-
ate Katie Hoffman with a
visual arts scholarship.
Magidson admitted that
he felt/ bit out of place
among the field of present-
ers.
"I was trying to figure out
why I was presenting this
scholarship to this young
lady, because I can't draw
stick figures very well," he
said.
After reading Hoffman's
resume, Magidson said he
was impressed::by the two-
time scholarship recipient's
work.
"Stick with it. You obvi-


"Fan Show," 4x8 paper mosaic by Katie Hoffman


S


FFY LAND
by Hannah Henderson


Above: "Self Portrait Dissociative
Manifestation" by Nathan Grimes
Below: "Hands" by Laura Seay


ously have talent. Don't be
discouraged," he said.
Hoffman received an
associates of arts degree
from Gulf Coast Community
College, and has been
accepted into the University
of West Florida's studio art
program.
She aspires to open her
own interior design busi-
ness, and someday open
her own studio and gallery.


As this year's scholar-
ship recipients embarked
on their future in the arts,
Magidson let them in on a
secret.
"I wasn't a good student
in high school or college,
I'm usually late. I would've
failed all Jack Kerigan's
rules, but I stuck with it,"
he said.
He encouraged the stu-
dents to do the same.


Culinary Arts Scholarship winner Lee Pack is also a tal-
ented artist. He won first place in this year's "A Taste of the
Coast" student art contest for this sea turtle sculpture.


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"Sand Stuck in My Shoes -
A Story by Haiku"
By Jonathan Davidson
Creative Writing Scholarship Winner
Sand stuck in my shoes
Water sloshing in them, too
I cannot save you.

Water-soggy shoes
Sand scratching between my toes
I cannot save you.

Empty promises
Ship against the horizon
I stand on the shore

Love caused me to spill
How we do confine ourselves
Can you forgive me?

Eternal questions
Never enunciated
Strained relationships

Eternal questions
Can you retreat into caves
Knowing I love you

I do not need you-
But I want you for myself.
...You do not need me...

Patterns help one think
A limit to expounding
A final resolve

Chiseled habitat
From God and lapping ocean
Hermits' sanctuary

Take a scavenged cave
God-ordained and ocean-made
Cut from rock and soul

Not one to hold on
I fell outside easy reach.
Is there hope for me?

I want to believe
Someone would go spelunking
To save souls like mine

In darkness I sit
Meditation from the world
I wait selfishly

The sun sets early
When you watch from a cave mouth
So, retreat deeper

Darkness all around
My light dim to my own eyes
Snuffed out by another

The light inside me
My skin is not translucent
Is it visible?


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Honoring Those Who Serve


All post offices in North Florida taking part in military appreciation campaign


A major campaign honoring our armed
forces is being conducted in the North
Florida District of the United States Postal
Service. The objective is to honor those
who serve and to show our appreciation to
them and their families. During this time
we are promoting the new Large Flat Rate
Box and the discount for mailing ($10.95
per package compared with $12.95) to
Army Post Office & Fleet Post Office (APO/
FPO) addresses.
Post offices located on or near military
bases have posted banners on the facade of
their buildings announcing the campaign.
In addition, window decals and lobby sig-


nage is helping to promote the program.
All post offices throughout the district are
participating.
Employees throughout the district are
encouraged to purchase at least one sheet
of the Purple Heart Stamps. In addition,
working with the USO, we are encouraging
our employees to send packages contain-
ing needed supplies to soldiers, sailors,
airmen and Marines serving in war zones
in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Customers who purchase a sheet of
Purple Heart Stamps or use the Large Flat
Rate Box are being provided with a pre-
printed decal (see attached) to indicate the


name and service branch of the military
friend or loved one they are honoring. The
Postal Service is proudly displaying those
personalized decals in our postal retail
lobbies.
"It's terrific that the Postal Service con-
tinues to think of ways to help Americans
support our troops and their families.
Postage is always a concern when shipping
care packages, and this new flat-rate box
means our home front groups and sup-
portive citizens can do more with their
resources," said Allison Barber, Deputy
Assistant Secretary of Defense. "We're
especially pleased that some of the boxes


will bear the America Supports You logo
reminding our service members that they
have our nation's support."
Honoring the sacrifices of the men and
women who serve in the U.S. military, the
U.S. Postal Service on April 30, 2008, re-
issued, for the fourth time, the coveted
Purple Heart Stamp. First issued in 2003,
the stamp features the medal that is "the
oldest military decoration in the world,"
according to the Military Order of the
Purple Heart. The Purple Heart is awarded
in the name of the president of the United
States to members of the U.S. military who
have been wounded or killed in action.


Church League Softball Angels Have Wheels Community Needs


The City of Port St. Joe
is organizing for a new year
of Church league softball.
Teams are currently being
formed. Attached is the copy
of the Church League rules,
roster forms, and waiver
consent forms. A meeting
is scheduled for Tuesday
August 19, 2008 at 5:00
p.m. at the Fire Station
Conference room. Please
bring your completed roster
forms and waiver consent
forms to this meeting.
The opening weekend
for the league is sched-


uled for Saturday Aug 23.
Games will be scheduled
for Monday, Tuesday, and
Thursday nights depending
upon the number of teams
in the league. Each team
will play a double header
once a week. The first game
will begin at 6:30 p.m. and
the second game at 8:00
p.m.
Any organization inter-
ested in participating in the
league can contact Mike
Lacour at 850-774-6446
or Charles Gathers at 850-
340-1861


All Medicare recipients should now be aware that if
they suffer from conditions such as arthritis, cardiovas-
cular disease and respiratory disorders and have dif-
ficulty walking or propelling a standard wheelchair, they
may be eligible to receive an electric wheelchair paid for
by Medicare.
For information regarding Medicare eligibility contact
1-800-810-2877.


The People in Needs
committee seek the follow-
ing items to help our needy
individuals and families in
Gulf County. Anyone who
would like to contribute
financially or has an item
that is listed is asked to call


Jerry Stokoe, coordinator
at 899-1036
Items needed: small
working refrigerator for
low income senior citizen;
food items, jelly, starches,
canned meats and snack
foods.


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SkyWam Severe Storm Mary Barbara Davis


Spotter Training


Thursday, August 7,
2007, theNational Weather
Service (NWS) in conjunc-
tion with Gulf County
Emergency Management,
will present Skywarn
- Severe Storm Spotter
Training. The training
will be held from 6 p.m.
EDT .to 8 p.m. at the
Gulf County Emergency
Operations Center 1000
Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd,
Port St. Joe.
The training will
cover:
-An overview of the
National Weather Service
mission and methods
-Severe weather warn-
ings "the Integrated


Warning Program"
-Basic meteorology of
severe principles
-Survey of storm dam-
age
-Skywarn procedures
and policies
After the training, vol-
unteers may sign up to
be Skywarn spotters.
Skywarn spotters assist
the NWS and Emergency
Management by relay-
ing important informa-
tion about severe weather
that is imminent or has
occurred.
For more informa-
tion call Gulf County
Emergency Management
at 850-229-9110.


Mary Barbara Davis, 79, of Port St. Joe, passed away
on Saturday, July 26, 2008 at a local nursing home. She
was born in Blakely, GA on June 29, 1929 to the late
William Jennings and Annie Louise Swords Allen Jr.
She was very active in the local ARC and the First
Baptist Church of Port St. Joe.
Left to cherish in her memory are; her son, Jimmy
Davis and his wife Anita of Key West, FL; daughter,
Donna Jo Herndon and her husband Dale of St. George
Island, FL; five grandchildren, Summer Davis, Amber
Davis, Shannon Gortman, Britney Herndon, and Dana
Herndon; four great-grandchildren, Riley Hicks, Dylan
Griffin, Quen Herndon, and Kasem Herndon; and her
best friend of fifty years, Ms. Emma Lee Guilloit.
Graveside services were held on Tuesday, July 29,
2008 at Holly Hill Cemetery.
Expressions of sympathy may be submitted or viewed
at our online obituary link. (www.southerlandfamily.
com)
SOUTHERLAND FAMILY FUNERAL HOMES
507 Tenth Street
Port St. Joe, FL 32456
850-229-8111


Medicaid rewards program slow to catch on in Florida


The program offering Medicaid
beneficiaries financial rewards for
healthy behaviors a key feature
of Florida' s Medicaid Reform pilot
- has been expensive to launch and
slow to catch on, raising questions
about its effectiveness and efficien-
cy, according to the latest research
report issued by Georgetown
University's Health Policy Institute.
The Enhanced Benefits Rewards
Program provides each Medicaid
beneficiary participating in Florida's
reform pilot up to $125 a year in
credits for certain healthy behav-
iors, such as keeping a doctor's
appointment, getting a flu shot or
stopping smoking. The credits may
be applied to purchase of health
and personal care products (ban-
dages, shampoo, eye drops and


vitamins) at participating pharma-
cies.
Though beneficiaries have earned
$12.5 million in credits, only about
10 percent of those credits have
been spent.
The findings were released in
an issue brief The Enhanced
Benefits Rewards Program: Is it
changing the way Medicaid ben-
eficiaries approach their health? --
part of the Georgetown researchers'
ongoing evaluation of the state's
Medicaid changes. The research
was commissioned by the Jessie
Ball duPont Fund.
Low participation appears to be
a function of poor consumer aware-
ness. Beneficiaries interviewed by
Georgetown researchers appear to
have limited knowledge of the pro-


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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

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gram.
Even those who are familiar with
the program question its effective-
ness. Both providers and beneficia-
ries were skeptical about the ability
of rewards to alter fundamental
health behaviors.
Moreover, the first-year costs
of the program raise questions of
efficiency: year one administrative
costs of the program were $1.1 mil-
lion. That same year, beneficiaries
redeemed $300,000 in credits.
The issue briefs are part of an
ongoing series from the Georgetown
University researchers evaluating
the implementation and impact of
Florida's Medicaid changes. They
are available online at www.dupon-
tfund.org and hpi.georgetown.edu/
floridamedicaid.


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


"Our Church can be your home"

first Church ofthe Nazarene
2420 Long Avenue Port St. Joe, florida 32456
(850) 229-9596

give unto the Lorithe gTlod duie s name, worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness.
Psalm 29:2


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


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


C H U R C H
Sunday Morning Service ................................ 11:00 a.m.

www.faithbiblepsj.net
801 20th Street Port St. Joe 229-6707
Home of Faith Christian School I


Jesse Rodger Flowers

Jesse Rodger Flowers, 66, of Apalachicola, passed
away on Thursday, July 24, 2008 at a local hospital. He
was born in Albany, GA on September 20, 1941 to the
late Robert and Grace Laverne Champion Flowers.
He was a hard working, kind individual, who enjoyed
his family very much.
Jesse is survived by; his loving wife Connie; a son,
Michael Rodger Flowers and his wife Brenda Darlene;
two daughters, Kathy Denise and her husband Ronnie
Raffield, and Mary Teresa Ibarra; nine grandchildren,
Rocky Butler, Jessica Hunnings, Jason Gaskill, Denise
Burkett, Tana Kendrick, Tiffinay Flowers, Dakota Ibarra,
Leathy Cuijada, and Maranda Coatney; eight great-grand-
children; one brother, Richard "Ricky" Lee FLowers and
his wife Martha; four sisters, Betty Jean Chason and her
husband Joe, Martha IFaye
Vaccaro and her husband Paul, Patricia 0. Walden
and her husband Bobby, and
Brenda D. Gill and her husband Bob; and several
nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held on Monday, July 28, 2008
at Living Waters Assembly of God followed by interment
at Magnolia Cemetery.
Expressions of sympathy may be submitted or viewed
at our online obituary link. (www.southerlandfamily.
com)
SOUTHERLAND FAMILY FUNERAL HOMES
507 Tenth Street
Port St. Joe, FI 32456-
850-229-8111


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Heartfelt Thanks
The family of Hershel Harrison Sr. would like to extend
their heartfelt gratitude to everyone for your prayers,
cards, flowers, phone calls, and food during this difficult
tie with the loss of our dad. We have often said that we
live in the best community ever, and at a' time like this
it is truly evident. We would like to say special thanks to
Mike and Melanie Dunn, Odell and June Mize, The Long
Avenue Baptist Church Family, and The Moore Family.
We are going to miss our dad, for he was our dad and
our mom. Please continue keeping us in your thoughts
and prayers to help us through this grieving time.
In loving memory,
The Harrison and White Families


Mathes Family
The family of Brenda Mathes would like to thank every-
one for their kind thoughts and prayers.
The Mathes Family

FuailyIe huah
"Touching Lives with the Love of Jesus"
Join us in worship ... Port t. Joe
10:30 Sunday Morning Hwy. 98
7:00 Wednesday Evening < 8
Pastors Andrew .
& Reid Ave.
Cathy Rutherford I ReFife.hurh
Rhema Bible Training Center graduates
Visit our website at: familylifechurch.net Wewahitchka
323 Reid Avenue Port St. Joe 229-LIFE (5433)


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First Baptist Church
102 THIRD STREET PORT ST. JOE

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


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

Could Be Costly

To avoid compromise in the
world today,

The little word "No" has to get
in the way.

Shadrach, Mesach and Abed-
nego

were told by the kind one
day,

If they didn't bow to the
golden image,

They would be burned right
away.

They knew that God could
deliver them,

They told the King also.


But what ever God decides,

Our answer will still be "No."


They heated the furnace 7
times hotter


than it should have been.

The only ones burned,

Were the guards that threw
them in.


A song written about these
three,


might help you in life to learn.


They depended on God for
everything, they wouldn't
bend,


They wouldn't bow, they
wouldn't burn.


Billy Johnson



SThe friendly place to worship!

First Baptist Church
MEXICO BEACH
Located at 823 N. 15th St., Mexico Beach
Corner of 15th & 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 EddiaLaFountain


I t FIRST UNITED
-METHODIST CHURCH
kConstitution and Monument Port St. Joe
S(850) 227-1724
Sunday:
Contemporary Service 9:00 a.m. ET Rev Mac Fher
Sunday School: 10:00 a.m. ET Past
Traditional Worship: 11:00 a.m. ET Ann Comforter Jeremy Dixon
Wednesday: Music Director Youth Minister
Youth: 5:30p.m. ET Deborah Loyless
Choir: 7:00 p.m. ET 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
Morning Worship 11:00


Mike We
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Evening Service
Vestbrook, Discipleship Training
pastor Wednesday Prayer


a.m.
a.m.


7:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m.
7:00 p.m.


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


The Christian Conscience


This week's message is
about the heart. When
the word, heart ", enters
our mind, we usually think
of physical problems with
the human heart. All of
the various terms related
to the study of the human
heart, that sound like car-
dia something, come from
the same Greek word,
kapoia, that was translat-
ed "heart", in our English
language New Testaments.
At the time of the New
Testament writings, how-
ever, little was known
about human anatomy.
They knew that there was
something, deep within a
person that was vital to his
existence. Seldom, if ever,
was kapoia referring to an
organ within the human
body. When the New
Testament speaks of the
heart, as in Romans 10:9,
it is referring to the inner-
most depths of the person,
perhaps what we call the
human spirit. Each of us
has a human spirit that
God breathed into us at
birth. It is that spirit that
gives us life. When that
human spirit leaves us, it
is said, that we have died.
In the Gospel of John,


chapter 3, Jesus is record-
ed as saying, "unless one
is born again, he cannot
see the kingdom of God."
and ...unless one is born
of water and the Spirit, he
cannot enter the kingdom
of God. That which is
born of the flesh is flesh,
and that which is born of
the Spirit is spirit. Do
not marvel that I said to
you, 'You must be born
again.' The wind blows
where it wishes, and you
hear the sound of it, but
cannot tell where it comes
from and where it goes. So
is everyone who is born of
the Spirit."
This brings us to vers-
es like Romans 10:9-10
which says, ...that if you
confess with your mouth
the Lord Jesus, and believe
in your heart that God has
raised Him from the dead,
you will be saved. For
with the heart one believes
unto righteousness, and
with the mouth confession
is made unto salvation. "
Obviously this is not talk-
ing about an organ in the
human body. It is talk-
ing about something much
deeper.
There are many who


have done things like ask-
ing Jesus to come into
their heart, or confessed
" Jesus as their Savior
", but the two scriptures
above, tell us the ugly
truth about why so many
" Christians don't act like
Christians. These, who
have presumed to make
themselves Christians, are
Christians in name only.
They have not believed
in their hearts, therefore
the rest is just ceremony.
Jesus said that to enter
the kingdom of God there
must be a transformation.
A real Christian is a new
creation. ( 2 Corinthians
5:17 ) Pastors and church-
es cannot make a person a
new creation. Only God,
in the person of the Holy
Spirit can do that. All we
in the clergy can do, is
advise people to pray, ask-
ing God for a new heart. (
or in other words, a new
human spirit )
Two of the latter Old
Testament prophets,
Jeremiah, and Ezekiel,
wrote of the New Covenant,
which explains the process
of entering a new relation-
ship with God, and receiv-
ing a new heart ( spirit )


thus becoming born again.
Here are some refer-
ences: Jeremiah 31:31-
34, Jeremiah 32:38-40,
Ezekiel 11:18-20,
Ezekiel 18:30-32, and
Ezekiel 36:24-27. It is
also helpful to refer to 1
Samuel 16:7, Hebrews 8:7-
13, and Hebrews 10:16.
There are two beauti-
ful worship songs that tell
it like it is: I Give You
My Heart." and Change
My Heart Oh God ". You
often hear these songs in
our services. You can also
hear them in MP3 format,
on our web site, at mbxico-
beachcwc.com.
At the Mexico Beach
Christian Worship Center,
our services -begin, with
a time of greeting and fel-
lowship, 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@mexicobeachc-
wec.com


How to have the spiritual life you want


Looking for more meaning in your
life? Want to go beyond the shallow,
surface side of life and experience a
deeper spirituality?
Enhancing your spirit, nourishing
your soul, inspiring your mind can be
done in many ways. Come discover
some of the paths.
How to Have the Spiritual Life You
Want, a class for adults taught by
author and teacher, Michael Lister, is
an exploration of life and death and


the search for meaning. It's about tak-
ing responsibility for your own spiri-
tuality in order to have the spiritual
life you want.
Lister- said, "There are many ways
to experience transcendence, to go
beyond the bounds of the merely
physical. There is more to life than
eating and sleeping and working,
more than just making a living-and
realizing that makes all the differ-
ence."


' Adults and older teens are wel-
come to experience this warm, friend-
ly, supportive environment and dis-
cover the keys to a more resonate and
meaningful life.
Come join other spiritually hun-
gry people every Tuesday night at
6:00 p.m. beginning July 8th at
the Tupelo Theatre (136 Hwy 22 in
Wewahitchka). For more information,
call 639-4848 or email Michael at
MichaelLister@mchsi.com


Summer music camp concert/workshop


The 2008 Music Camp/Workshop
will present its culminating concert
and recording of its second CD
at 7 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 1 in the
David Jones Gym located in the
Washington Recreation Center com-
plex.
Elder David Woods, workshop


director cordially invites the public
to come out and be a part of its
breath-taking, high-energy, once-in-
a-lifetime family experience.
The choir consists of more than
100 magnificent voices of local chil-
dren, their parents, and other adults
coming together as one anointed


sound.
This project is sponsored by the
North Port St. Joe Community Youth
Initiative and the Church of God In
Christ.
There is no charge to attend this
event however, donations are accept-
able.


Is incarceration an issue
for your family? We have a
program which can help
Program available to
children ages 4-18.
Mentors Needed.
Oh, what a difference an
hour can make! Become a
mentor today!


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


FOR MORE
INFORMATION CONTACT
US AT:
Office (850) 229-7781 Fax
(850) 229-7706
www.youthinactionofpc.
com
Youth In Action, Inc.
504 6th Street Port St.
Joe, Fl 32456


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f f Ai 4 MeKdca Jeadi
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.
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NoisilI PlovIDoD
Rev. Ted Lovelace, Pastor Church/Office: 648-8820

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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



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

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


613 Madison St.
Port St. Joe, FL 32456
850-227-1837
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(850) 229-8111


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S.A.F.E. Mentoring Program
(Success After Failure Evolves) Changing Our Community
One Child at a Time


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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




Long Avenue Baptist Church ,
S" ere Faith, Family &Friendship are found.
Bible Study Sunday: 9:15am
Worship: 10:30am and 7:00pm
Wednesday
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR GULF COUNTY,
FLORIDA

PROBATE DIVISION
File Number 08-44PR

IN RE: ESTATE OF A.V.
BATEMAN
Deceased.

NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the
estate of A.V. BATEMAN
deceased, File Number
08-44PR, is pending in the
Circuit Court for Gulf
County, Florida, Probate
Division, the address of
which is Gulf County
Courthouse, 1000 Cecil G.
Costin, Sr. Blvd. Port St.
JoeFlorida 32456. The
names and addresses of
the personal representa-
tives and the personal rep-
resentatives' attorney are
set forth below.

ALL INTERESTED PER-
SONS ARE NOTIFIED
THAT.

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

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

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

The date of first publica-
tion of this Notice is July
31, 2008.

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

Personal Representatives:
Judith Bateman Barbee
2011 Long Ave
Port St. Joe, Fl. 32456
Gail Bateman Hinote
807 Garrison Ave.
Port St. Joe, Fl. 32456

Publish July 31 & August-
7, 2008

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR GULF COUNTY,
FLORIDA

PROBATE DIVISION
File Number 08-35PR

IN RE: ESTATE OF ISAAC
OSBERN TREADAWAY
Deceased.

NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the
estate of ISAAC OSBERN
TREADAWAY
deceased, File Number
08-35PR, is pending in the
Circuit Court for Gulf
County, Florida, Probate
Division, the address of
which is Gulf County
Courthouse, 1000 Cecil G.
Costin, Sr. Blvd. Port St.
Joe, Florida 32456. The
names and addresses of
the personal representa-
tives and the personal rep-
resentatives' attorney are
set forth below.

ALL INTERESTED PER-
SONS ARE NOTIFIED
THAT:

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


I 1100 I
DATE OF SERVICE OF A
COPY OF THIS NOTICE
ON THEM.

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

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

The date of first publica-
tion of this Notice is July
31,2008.

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

Personal Representative:
Michael Kenneth
Treadaway
448 GA Hwy. 49 N
Americus, GA 31709

Sandra T. Smith
1819 Upper River Rd
Americus, GA 31709

Publish July 31 & August
7,2008

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

CASE No.: 07-505 CA

RBC CENTURY BANK,
Plaintiff,
vs.
STEVEN H. OLSON, et. al.,
Defendants.


NOTICE OF FORECLO-
SURE SALE

NOTICE IS HEREBY
GIVEN pursuant to an Or-
der or Final Judgment en-.
tered in Case No. 07-505
CA of the Circuit Court of
the 14TH Judicial Circuit in
and for GULF County, Flor-
ida, wherein, RBC CEN-
TURA BANK, Plaintiff and
STEVEN H. OLSON, et. al.,
are Defendants, I will sell
to the highest bidder for
cash at the front door of
the Gulf County Court-
house in Port St. Joe, Gulf
County Courthouse in Port
St. Joe, Gulf County, Flor-
ida at 11:00 a.m. pm the
7th day of August, 2008,
the following described
property:

Issuing Office File No.:
1062-1796285

Commencing at the South-
west Corner of Lot 49,
CAPE SAN BLAS
GULFSIDE & BAYSIDE
subdivision as per plat
thereof recorded in Plat
Book-3, Pages 24 to 24C,
Public Records of Gulf
County, Florida, for a point
of beginning; thence North
20014'55" West along the
West line of said lot 49 a
distance of 108.00 feet;
thence North 69045'50"
East 554 feet, more or
less, to the approximate
mean high water line of St.
Joseph Bay; thence mean-
dering Southerly along
and with said approximate
mean high water line to a
point on the Southerly line
of said lot 49; thence
South 69034'00" West
along said South line of lot
49 for 502 feet, more or
less to the point of beginn-
ing.

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

DATED this 24th day of
June, 2008.

REBECCA L. NORRIS
Clerk Circuit Court

By: Jasmine Hysmith
Deputy Clerk

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

Publish July 24 & 31, 2008

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

Case No. 08-38-CA

VISION BANK, a Florida
corporation, f/k/a VISION


BANK FSB,
Plaintiff,
V.
ROBERT S. WILENSKY
MARK A. ZIELINSKI, and
WINDMARK BEACH COM-
MUNITY ASSOCIATION,
INC.,
Defendants.

NOTICE OF SALE

NOTICE IS HEREBY
GIVEN that pursuant to a
Summary Final Judgment
of Foreclosure, dated the
7th day of July, 2008, in
the above-styled case, I
will sell the following de-
scribed property situated
in GULF County, Florida,
described as:

Lot 51, WINDMARK
BEACH, according to the
Plat on file in Plat Book 4,
at Pages 1 through 5, of
the Public Records of Gulf
County, Florida.

at public sale, to the high-
est and best bidders for
cash, in the front lobby,
Gulf County Courthouse,
at 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr.
Blvd., Port Saint Joe, Gulf
County, Florida, at 11:00
a.m., on the 7th day of Au-
gust 9, 2008

FLORIDA LAW REQUIRES
THAT ANY PERSON OR
ENTITY, OTHER THAN
THE PROPERTY OWNER
AS OF THE DATE OF THE
LIS PENDENS CLAIMING
AN INTEREST IN ANY
SURPLUS FUNDS FROM
THE SALE, IF ANY, MUST
FILE A CLAIM OR SAID
FUNDS WITH THE COURT
WITHIN SIXTY (60) DAYS
AFTER THE SALE.

WITNESS my hand and
seal of this Court, this 7th
day of July, 2008

REBECCA L. NORRIS
Clerk of Circuit Court

is/Jasmine Hysmith
Deputy Clerk

Publish July 24 & 31, 2008


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE FOURTEENTH
JUDICIAL COURT
OF THE STATE OF FLOR-
IDA, IN AND FOR GULF
COUNTY

CASE NO.: 08-27PR

IN RE: The Estate of
ALMETA GATLIN
NICKSON,
Decedent.
j-

NOTICE OF ADMINIS-
TRATION

The administration of the
Estate of ALMETA GATLIN
NICKSON, File No.
08-27PR, is pending in the
Circuit Court of Gulf
County, Florida, Probate
Division, the address of
which is 1000 Fifth Street,
Port St. Joe, FL 32456.
The name and address of
the Personal Representa-
tive and the Personal Rep-
resentative's attorney are
as set forth below.

ALL INTERESTED PER-
SONS ARE' NOTIFIED
THAT:

All persons on whom this
Notice is served who have
objections that challenge
the qualifications of the
Personal Representative,
venue, or jurisdiction of
this Court, are required to
file their objections with
this Court within the latter
of three (3) months after
the date of the first publi-
cation of this Notice or
thirty (30) days after the
date of service of a copy of
the Notice on them.

All creditors of the Dece-
dent and other persons
having claims or demands
against Decedent's Estate
on whom a copy of this
Notice is served, within
three (3) months after the
date of the first publication
of this Notice must file their
claims with this Court
within the latter of three (3)
months after the date of
the first publication of this
Notice or thirty (30) days
after the date of service of
a copy of this Notice on
them.

All creditors of the Dece-
dent and persons having
claims or demands against
Decedent's Estate must file
their claims with this Court
within three (3) months af-
ter the date of the first pub-
lication of this Notice.

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

The date of the first publi-
cation of this Notice is July
24, 2008.

Sonja L. Goldsborough
Personal Representative
Stone Mountain, GA 30083

/s/
Timothy J. McFarland, Es-


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

CASE NO. 07-488-CA

COASTAL COMMUNITY
BANK,
Plaintiff,
vs.
JOHN WEBB, THE
BIDWELL COMPANY LLC,
d/b/a Bidwel Construction,
GEORGE J. AVERY LOU-
ISE E. AVERY FRANK
HOWARD, JANE SOUTH-
WOOD, and EMERALD
COAST PLUMBING, INC.,
Defendants.

NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY
GIVEN pursuant to a Final
Judgment of Foreclosure
dated June 30, 2008, and
entered in Civil Action No.
07-488-CA of the Circuit
Court of the Fourteenth Ju-
dicial Circuit in and for
Gulf County, Florida,
wherein the parties were
the plaintiff, COASTAL
COMMUNITY BANK, and
the defendants, JOHN C.
WEBB, THE BIDWELL
COMPANY LLC, d/b/a
Bidwell Construction,
GEORGE J. AVERY LOU-
ISE E. AVERY, FRANK
HOWARD, JANE SOUTH-
WOOD, and EMERALD
COAST PLUMBING, INC., I
will sell to the highest and
best bidder, for cash, at
11:00 a.m. (Eastern Time)
on the 7th day of August,
2008, at the front door of
the Gulf County Court-
house, Port St. Joe, Flor-
ida, the
following-described real
property as set forth in
said Final Judgment of
Foreclosure:

Commence at a lightwood
post marking the North-
east Corner of Section 10,
Township 4 South, Range
10 West, Gulf County, Flor-
ida; thence go South 00
degrees 00 minutes 33
seconds East along the
East line of Section 10 for
a distance of 1645. 59 feet
to appoint on the Northerly
Right-of-Way line of Stone
Mill Creek Drive (having a
66 foot wide
Right-of-Way); thence go
North 60 degrees 33 min-
utes 18 seconds West
along said Northerly
Right-of-Way line for a dis-
tance of 318.28 feet to an
iron rod and cap marked
L.S.S. 4889; thence go
North 20 degrees 50 min-
utes 24 seconds West
along said Northerly
Right-of-Way line for a dis-
tance of 315.24 feet to an
iron rod and cap, marked
L.S.S. 4889; thence go
North 39 degrees 14 min-
utes 51 seconds West
along said Right-of-Way
line for a distance of 51.92
feet to an iron rod and
cap, marked L.S.S. 4889
for the Point of Beginning;
from said Point of Beginn-
ing continue North 39 de-
grees 14 minutes 51 sec-
onds West along said
Right-of-Way line for a dis-
tance of 100.00 feet;
thence departing said
Right-of Way line go North
46 degrees 05 minutes 50
seconds East for a dis-
tance of 182.83 feet to an
iron rod and rod and cap,
marked L.S.S. 4889;
thence continue North 46
degrees 05 minutes 50
seconds East for a dis-
tance of 248.50 feet to an
iron road and Cap, marked
L.S. S. 4889; thence con-
tinue North 46 degrees 05
minutes 50 seconds East
for a distance of 19.1 feet,
more or less, to the center-
line of Stone Mill Creek,
thence meander down-
stream in a Southerly di-
rection along the center-
line of Stone Mill Creek to
a point which bears North
46 degrees 05 minutes 50
seconds East, 396.1 feet,
more or less, from the
Point of Beginning; thence
departing the centerline of
Stone Mill Creek, go South
46 degrees 05 minutes 50
seconds West for a dis-
tance of 18 feet, more or
less, to an iron rod and
cap, marked L.S.S. 4889;
thence continue South 46
degrees 05 minutes 50
seconds West for a dis-
tance of 378.15 feet to the
Point of Beginning.

The successful bidder at
the sale will be required to
place the requisite state
documentary stamps on
the Certificate of Title.

DATED this 1st day of July,
2008.

HON REBECCA L. NOR-
RIS
CLERK OF COURT


1100
/s/Jasmine Hysmith
Deputy Clerk

Publish July 24 & 31, 2008


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT,
FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT
OF THE STATE OF FLOR-
IDA, IN AND FOR GULF
COUNTY
PROBATE DIVISION

CASE NO. 08-40PR

IN RE: ESTATE OF DORA
LEE LANGLEY
deceased.


NOTICE TO CREDITORS

The administration of the
Estate of DORA LEE
LANGLEY deceased, File
Number 08-40PR, is pend-
ing in the Circuit Court for
Gulf County, Florida, Pro-
bate Division, the address
of which is 1000 Cecil
Costin, Sr. Boulevard, Port
St. Joe, FL 32456. The
names and addresses of
the Personal Representa-
tive and the Personal Rep-
resentative's attorney are
set forth below.

All creditors of the dece-
dent and other persons
having claims or demands
against decedent's estate
on whom a copy of this
Notice has been served
must file their claims with
this Court WITHIN THE
LATER OF 3 MONTHS
AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICA-
TION OF THIS NOTICE
OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE
DATE OF SERVICE OF A
COPY OF THIS NOTICE
ON THEM.

All other creditors of the
decedent and other per-
sons having claims or de-
mands against decedent's
estate must file their claims
with this Court WITHIN 3
MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE.

ALL CLAIMS NOT SO
FILED WILL BE FOR-
EVER BARRED.

NOTWITHSTANDING
THE TIME PERIOD SET
FORTH ABOVE, ANY
CLAIM FILED TWO (2)
YEARS OR MORE AFTER
THE DECEDENT'S DATE
OF DEATH IS BARRED.

The date of first publica-
tion of this Notice is July
31, 2008.

KAREN BALDWIN
Personal Representative
RO. Box 271
Show Low, AZ 85902

ALLEN N. JELKS, JR., PA
Attorneys for Personal
Representative

By: C. JASON WHITE, ES-
QUIRE
Florida Bar No. 0357080
ALLEN N. JELKS, JR., RA.
516 McKenzie Avenue
Panama City, FL 32401
(850) 784-0809
(850) 784-0806 fax

Publish July 31 &'August
7, 2008


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

CASE NO. 07-124-CA

BAYSIDE SAVINGS BANK,
Plaintiff,
vs.
KAY W EUBANKS,
Defendant.

NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY
GIVEN pursuant to a Final
Judgement of Foreclosure
dated July 7, 2008, and
entered in Civil Action No.
07-124-CA of the Circuit
Court of the Fourteenth Ju-
dicial Circuit in and for
Gulf County, Florida,
wherein the parties were
the plaintiff, BAYSIDE SAV-
INGS BANK, and the de-
fendants, KAY W.
EUBANKS, I will sell to the
highest and best bidder,
for cash, at 11:00 a.m.
(Eastern Time) on the 14th
day of August, 2008, at the
front door of the Gulf
County Courthouse, Port
St. Joe, Florida, the
following-described real
property as set forth in
said Final Judgment of
Foreclosure:

Commence at a St. Joe
concrete monument mark-
ing the Northwest corner
of Section 3, Township 6
South, Range 11 West,
Gulf County, Florida,
thence South 03 degrees
58 minutes 45 seconds
East, a distance of
1,141.40 feet to a concrete
monument lying on the
Northeasterly right of way
of County Road Number
386; thence run along said
right of way, South 61 de-
grees 00 minutes 17 sec-
onds East a distance of


1 1100
224.00 feet to a rod and
cap to the POINT OF BE-
GINNING; thence continue
along said right of way,
South 61 degrees 00 min-
utes 17 seconds East
along said line, a distance
of 88.00 feet to a rod and
cap; thence North 24 de-
grees 31 minutes 18 sec-
onds East, a distance of
707.16 feet to a rod and
cap; thence North 50 de-
grees 09 minutes 08 sec-
onds East, a distance of
321.13 feet to the approx-
imate mean high waterline
of Wetappo Creek; thence
run along said approxi-
mate mean high waterline
as follows: North 51 de-
grees 24 minutes 51 sec-
onds West, a distance of
45.33 feet; thence North 44
degrees 43 minutes 16
seconds West, a distance
of 64.67 feet; thence leav-
ing said approximate
mean high waterline run,
South 66 degrees 30 min-
utes 37 seconds West, a
distance of 338. 52 feet to
a rod and cap; thence
South 16 degrees 49 min-
utes 54 seconds West, a
distance of 779.16 feet to
the POINT OF BEGINN-
ING; containing 3.47 ac-
res, more or less.

The successful bidder at
the sale will be required to
place the requisite state
documentary stamps on
the Certificate of Title.

DATED this 10th day of
July, 2008.

REBECCA L. NORRIS
CLERK OF COURT

/s/Jasmine Hysmith
Deputy Clerk

Publish July 24 & 31, 2008

NOTICE OF APPLICA-
TION FOR TAX DEED

NOTICE IS HEREBY
GIVEN that Cabernet I,
LLC the holder of the fol-
lowing Tax Certificate, has
filed said certificate for a
tax deed to be issued
thereon. The certificate
number and year of issu-
ance, the description of
the property, and the
names in which it was as-
sessed are as follows:
Certificate No. 304
Application No. 2008-10
Year of Issuance: 2006
R.E. No. 03396-003R

Description of Property:

COMMENCING at the
Northwest Corner of SW
1/4 of SW 1/4 of Section
32, Township 5 South,
Range 11 West, and run
West for 400 feet to West
side of County Road;
thence run South along
the West side of County
Road for 120 feet, to the
POINT OF BEGINNING,
thence run South for 240
feet, thence run West for
350 feet, thence run North
for 240 feet, thence run
East for 350 feet, to POINT
OF BEGINNING. Same
being Lots 2 B and 3 B,
Patrick Plat. Same lying
and being in the SE 1/4 of
Section 31, Township 5
South, Range 11 West,
Gulf County, Florida.

Name in which assessed:
Richard M. Williams
All of said property being
in Gulf County, State of
Florida. Unless such cer-
tificate shall be redeemed
according to law, the
property described in such
certificate will be sold to
the highest bidder in the
front Lobby of the Gulf
County Courthouse, 1000
Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd.,
Port St. Joe, Florida at
11:00 AM\, E.D.T.,
Wednesday, the 6th day
of August, 2008.D a t e d
this 3rd day of July,
2008.

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

BY: Donna L. Ray
Deputy Clerk

Publish: 07/10/08,
07/17/08, 07/24/08,
07/31/08

AD# 2008-71

NOTICE OF APPLICA-
TION FOR TAX DEED

NOTICE IS HEREBY
GIVEN that Cabernet I,
LLC the holder of the fol-
lowing Tax Certificate, has
filed said certificate for a
tax deed to be issued
thereon. The certificate
number and year of issu-
ance, the description of
the property, and the
names in which it was as-
sessed are as follows:
Certificate No. 336
Application No. 2008-15
Year of Issuance 2006
R.E. No. 03783-1OOP

Description of Property:
That block of land directly
in front of Lot 3, between
Gulf View Street and


1100
Coastal Highway in Origi-
nal Lot 4, Section 31,
Township 6 South, Range
11 West, Gulf County, Flor-
ida, said Lot extending
from the property of Mrs.
Lula L. Smith to the alley
leading to the property of
A. H. Parker.
AND:
That certain thirty (30) foot
parcel of land lying be-
tween the Grantee's parcel
of land as described in Of-
ficial Record Book 191,
Page 729, Public Records
of Gulf County, Florida,
and the above described
parcel. This parcel being
thirty (30) foot wide and
running from the South-
westerly right of way of
GULF VIEW STREET, to
Government Lot 4, Section
31, Township 6 South,
Range 11 West, Gulf
County, Florida, in Plat
Book 1, Page 41 A.
Name in which assessed:
Jerry A. & Terry S. Brown
All of said property being
in Gulf County, State of
Florida. Unless such cer-
tificate shall be redeemed
according to law, the
property described ii such
certificate will be sold to
the highest bidder in the
front Lobby of the Gulf
County Courthouse, 1000
Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd.,
Port St. Joe, Florida at
11:00AM, E.D.T,
Wednesday, the 13th day
of August, 2008. D a t e d
this 11th day of July, 2008.

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

BY: Donna L. Ray
Deputy Clerk

Publish: 07/17/08,
07/24/08, 07/31/08,
08/07/08

AD# 2008-76

NOTICE OF APPLICA-
TION FOR TAX DEED

NOTICE IS HEREBY
GIVEN that Cabernet I,
LLC the holder ,Qf.the fol-
lowing Tax Certificate, has
filed said certificate for a
tax deed to be issued
thereon. The certificate
number and year of issu-
ance, the description of
the property, and the
names in which it was as-
sessed are as follows:
Certificate No. 37
Application No. 2008-11
Year of Issuance: 2006
R.E. No. 00615-01OR

Description of Property:
Lot Six (6), Block "B", Unit
No.- 2, Red Bull Island
Subdivision, as per unre-
corded plat thereof, Gulf
County, Florida.

Name in which assessed:
Donnie Whitfield
All of said property being
in Gulf County, State of
Florida. Unless such cer-
tificate shall be redeemed
according to law, the
property described in such
certificate will be sold to
the highest bidder in
the front Lobby of the Gulf
County Courthouse, 1000
Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd.,
Port St. Joe, Florida at
11:00 AM, E.D.T.,
Wednesday, the 6th day
of August, 2008. Dated
this 3rd day of J u I y ,
2008.

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

BY: Donna L. Ray
Deputy Clerk

Publish: 07/10/08,
07/17/08, 07/24/08,
07/31/08

AD# 2008-72

NOTICE OF APPLICA-
TION FOR TAX DEED

NOTICE IS HEREBY
GIVEN that Cabernet I,
LLC the holder of the fol-
lowing Tax Certificate, has
filed said certificate for a
tax deed to be issued
thereon. The certificate
number and year of issu-
ance, the description of
the property, and the
names in which it was as-
sessed are as follows:
Certificate No. 251
Application No. 2008-14
Year of Issuance: 2006
R.E. No. 03169-160R

Description of Property:
Lot 12, Stillwater South
Subdivision, a Subdivision,
as per map or plat thereof
recorded in Plat Book 5,
Page 14, Public Records
of Gulf County, Florida.

Name in which assessed:
Timothy A. Haynes & John
W. Sammons
All of said property being
in Gulf County, State of
Florida. Unless such cer-
tificate shall be redeemed
according to law, the
property described in such
certificate will be sold to
the highest bidder in the
front Lobby of the Gulf


S 1100
County Courthouse, 1000
Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd.,
Port St. Joe, Florida at
11:00AM, E.D.T.,
Wednesday, the 6th day
of August, 2008.D a t e d
.this 3rd day of July, 2008.

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

BY: Donna L. Ray
Deputy Clerk

Publish: 07/10/08,
07/17/08, 07/24/08,
07/31/08

AD# 2008-75
NOTICE TO CONTRAC-
TORS
ADVERTISEMENT FOR
BIDS

Sealed bids in duplicate
until, August 12, 2008 at
2:00 PM EST at the Office
of Gulf County School
Board, 150 Middle School
Road, Port Saint Joe, Flor-
ida at which time and
place all bids will be pub-
licly opened and read
aloud for:

PRE-KINDERGARTEN AD-
DITION TO
PORT ST. JOE ELEMEN-
TARY SCHOOL
Port St. Joe, Florida
JOB NO: 0801

The Contractor shall fur-
nish all labor, materials
and equipment; and shall
be responsible for the en-
tire completion of this proj-
ect.
All Contractors must be
pre-approved by the Gulf
County School Board prior
to the bid.
All Contractors shall abide
by and adhere to all rules
by the
JESSICA-LUNSFORD
ACT, which can be re-
viewed at or a copy ob-
tained from the office of
the Architect.
Plans, specifications and
contract documents may
be inspected at the office
of the Architect. 130 Hwy
22, Wewahitchka, Florida,
and may be procured by
General Contractors, upon
a deposit of $200 per set
for plans and specifica-
tions, of which $100 will be
refunded to each General
Contractor, who submits a
bid and returns all docu-
ments in good condition
within 10 days after the
date of opening of bids.
Cashier's check, certified
check or bid bond, for not
less than 5% of the
amount of bid, must ac-
company each proposal.
Performance, Labor and
Materials bond, and
Workman's Compensation
Insurance will be required
of the successful Bidder.
Right is reserved to reject
any and all proposals and
waive technicalities.
No bidder may withdraw
his bid for a period of thirty
(30) days after date set for
opening.

Tim Wilder, Superintend-
ent
Gulf County School Board
150 Middle School Road,
Port Saint Joe, Florida
32456

/s/Charles A. Gaskin, ARA
Architect
RO. Box 7,130 W Hwy 22,
Wewahitchka, Florida
32465
(805)639-2897

Publish July 17, 14 & 31,
2008
NOTICE TO RECEIVE
SEALED BIDS

BID NO.0708-31

The Board of County Com-
missioners of Gulf County,
Florida, will receive sealed
bids from any person,
company, or corporation
interested in purchasing
the following:

One 1985 Ford F150
Fleetside, Automatic 302
V8, Mileage 110,109
VIN#1FTCF15FOFPA6132
9.

One 1985 Ford F150
Fleetside, Automatic 302
V8, Mileage 80,242
V I N #
1FTCF15N8FNA41719.

One 1985 Ford F150
Fleetside, Standard
4-Speed 300 6-cyl. Mile-
age 92,589
V I N #
1FTDF1549FPA64039


This vehicle may be
viewed at the Gulf County
Road Department, 318 S.
7th Street Wewahitchka,
Florida.

Please indicate on the en-
velope that this is a
SEALED BID, the BID
NUMBER, and what the
BID is for.

Bids will be received until
4:30 o'clock, p.m., E.S.T.
August 8, 2008, at the Of-
fice of the Clerk of Circuit
Court, Gulf County Court-


I 1100
house, 1000 Cecil G.
Costin, Sr., Blvd., Room
147, Port St. Joe, Florida
32456. The bids will be
opened on Monday, Au-
gust 11, 2008 at the above
address, at 10:00 a.m.,
E.S.T.

The Board reserves the
right to reject any bid.

BOARD OF COUNTY
COMMISSIONERS
GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA

/s/ Billy E. Traylor, Chair-
man

/s/ Rebecca Norris, Clerk

Publish July 24 & 31, 2008

Ad# 2008-84
NOTICE
TO RECEIVE SEALED
BIDS
BID NO. 0708-33

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

28'x72' MODULAR OF-
FICE BUILDING,
FLORIDA DCA AP-
PROVED 130 MPH

Specifications can be ob-
tained in the Office of the
Clerk of Circuit Court, 1000
Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd.,
Room 148, Port St. Joe,
Florida 32456, (850)
229-6112.

Delivery of modular office
building must take place
on or before September
30, 2008.

Please place YOUR COM-
PANY NAME, SEALED
BID, and the BID NUMBER
on the outside of your 6n-
velope, and provide three
copies of your proposal.

BIDS MUST BE SUBMIT-
TED TO THE OFFICE OF
THE CLERK OF CIRCUIT
COURT, 1000 CECIL G.
COSTIN, SR. BLVD,,
ROOM 148, PORT ST.
JOE, FLORIDA 32456, BY
4:30 RM. ON FRIDAY, AU-
GUST 8, 2008.

The bids will be opened at
the above location oh
Monday, August 11, 2008
at 10:00 a.m., E.T, and the
public is invited to attend.

The Board reserves the
right to reject any and all
bids.


BOARD OF COUNTY
COMMISSIONERS .
GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
/s/ Billy E. Traylor, Chair-
man


Attest:
/s/ Rebecca L. Norris,
Clerk

Publish: July 31 & August
7, 2008
Ad #2008-86
PSJRA Board of Direc-
tors Meeting

The Port St. Joe Redevel-
opment Agency's regular
Board of Directors Meeting
will be held on Thursday,
August 14, 2008, at 5 PM
at 150 Captain Fred's
Place (Gulf County Wel-
come Center). All persons
are invited to attend and
participate. Anyone want-
ing to appeal an official-
decision made on any
subject at the meeting
must have a verbatim rec- "
ord of the meeting that in-
cludes the testimony and
evidence on which the ap-
peal is based.

Publish July 31
READVERTISED AUC-
TION DATE NOTICE OF
APPLICATION FOR TAX
DEED

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

Certificate No. 429
Application No. 2008- 8
Year of Issuance: 2006
R.E. No. 05286-000R

Description of Property:
Lots One (1) and Two (2),
Block Seventy-eight (78),
Unit Number One (1), St.
Joseph's Addition to the
City of Port St. Joe, ac-
cording to the Official map
on file in the Office of the
Clerk of Circuit Court of
Gulf County, Florida.

Name in which assessed:
Sally Ann Gomillion
All of said property being
in Gulf County, State of
Florida. Unless such cer-
tificate shall be redeemed
according to law, the


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REQUEST FOR PRO- AME NDMENT the remedl ame dment Cedit N Problem. Smal- Administrative/Clerical Ro e
ANDREMDIACO- h r6160t Rooms for Rent car garage $1250mo for
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tice of its ient to find the S. now accept appl un- $10/hr. Call church For Rent partly, furn with a 1 br cottage in back.
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Gulf County, Florida is re- County, adopted by Ordi- St. Joe Comprehensive a part time position. The 3040sf Office Space, 309 $7Opmo. 850-227-1260 three. In qiet oneigor a
questing proposals from nance No. 2008-08 onMay Plan Amendment and the 3230 ideal candidate will have Project/Program Mgmt Williams Ave., Port St. Joe, bi ard, etrl
qualified banks to provide 27, 2008, IN COMPLI- Department'sObjections, previous computer and $2533Mo.,Negotiablefor Home For Rent, 1110 heatand ir, ewinsulated
term loan of ANCE, pursuant to Se Recommenduations, and guest service skills, butwe Redevelopment M. 0 ro e, 1s o nds tAie d
b $701,00/00. The funds tions 163.3184, 63.3187 Comments Rep ort, (if any), AA: Port St Joe 603 16th are willing train the right m e t on2ge e.4 Et (850) 1a.r in Ae, e lo wwws ta elom,
will be used to pay for and 163.3189, S. are available for public in- Steet, Saturday, 8:00-? person, f you are great or living
existing obligations associ- section Monday through with guests, an excellent 2 b Carpee________d ig
ated with the purchase The adopted Gulf County Friday, except for legal Yard Sale problem solver and have a The Port St. Joe Redevel- r oomA, ning r om family
and construction of a mos- Comprehensive Plan holidays, during normal desire to be the best, we opment Agency is ac- MINI STORAGE room, & sun porch. Fire- Sale or Lease
quit control building and Amendment and the business hours, at the City want you. Come join our cepting applications for an pla CH e in living rooomMexico NewNo
financing of the Gulf Department's Objections, of P G. Coe, City Hall, tlhes, appues, knd mily! E.O.E./D.cW.R Interim Diretor for the 1 r S.t Joe CH&A, Kitchen- electric Mexico Bcri. No simk/pets,
County Hurricane Shelter Recommendations and 35 Ceil G ostn Ble- knac s es, or Apply in person at: agency. If qualified the in- a wa rer. er & d in bk t bch, dishwasher,
yard, Port66 S. R
and Community Center lo- Commenis Report, (if any), vard, Port St. Joe, Florida knacks an more 3951E. Hwy98 tenm director may be con- 229 6200 cuded. By appt ony, call fridge, W/D, Ch&a.
cated in Honeyville, Flor- are available for public in- 32457Port St. Joe, FL 32456 sidered for the permanent 227-1286 or 2278 $295,500 or consider all
ida. section Monday through Web Id 33999101 position. A bachelors de- serious offers. $1000 mo +
Friday, except for legal Any affected person, as Sgree or masters degree is House for Rent utilities. 803-604-0289 /
The County requests bids holidays, during normal defined in Section Dalketh 182 W. Ave. Bur- Bldg Const/Skilled Trade required, with preference St Joe Beach 3Bd/2Ba. 803-397-4869
on the following two (2) business hours, atthe Guf 163.3184, S. has a right gess Creek. 8am-? Carpenter, irento late id NEW OFFICE $775 mo. Call 639-4919.
options: County BOCC Administra- to petition for an adminis- Children's cloths, adult Carpenter, parlnce in community de- NEW OFFICE $775amo.Call639-4919.
vemnt economitcl d -unACE FOR1. lot
tion Building, 1000 Cecil trative hearing to challenge clothes, dishes, printer Laborer, velopment economic urban de- SPACE FOR
A. A short term fi- G. Costin S., Boulevard the proposed agency de- w/speakers, pair of steel Dirt/Roadway pmntd rr RENT 7
dancing option with a term Room 3, Port St. Joe, Flor' termination that the Reme- toed women's shoes, Dirt/Roadway velopment is preferred. RENT
no more than five (5) years ida 32456. dial Amendments are In crafts and scrap booking Operator Start date will be immedi- Beautiful Port St Joe 3 br, 2 ba,
noamore than five(i)Pyearsbdial Operator St
with a no prepayment pen- Compliance, as defined in supplies, creative memory Needed for heavy civil & upon hire. t central heat and air, big. a
alty. Any affected person, as Subsection 163.3184(1)* scrapbook with rollers, marine construction co. for Applications and job de- front office yard+utilities. 229No pets. $875 mo
shyeny v Paffecte n asrGulfDesk 800 sq. ft. store1 Nopets. $85 mo
defined in Section Thpeon must be crocheted tabled cloth and bulkhead and dredging scriptions are available front office +utilities. 229 House for al
S otng trm financ- 163.318 ES., has a riht filed within twenty one (21) shaw (unfinished), baby project in Port St. Joe, FL s t re 0 on desirable Port St. Joe, New 3 br, 2 4c a
ten (10) years with no pre- trative hearing to challenge th and in- unc5 Fred Place, Port Reid Ave. ba, w/d refg. 802 Main FL, 4 BLOCKS TO BEACH,
the PJRAe offies, 1501i2 Pnre, S e lot, Ne 3.5 br, 2405hSt. bexic B ,
this notice, and must in- bouncer childs 5 peice (305) 371-9201. Females St. Joe, FL 32456 or via Listed at below Ave. $1450/n Call 2 LOTS 110 x 121.46x
payment penalty, no bal- the proposed agency de- cude all of the information drum set, dog groomer ta- and minorities are encour- S. Joe, FL 3246 or at et below Ave40 $14867-7865 116.28 1 1248.84 B
loon option, payoff only. termination that the and contents desbed in ble lots of misc teams. aged to apply. AN oday rt ntJo market rate. Se8 Hue
Responsive bidder may County Comprehensive FA.C. The petition must e com. Applications aontacta The Vilage of ort heated and cooled. House F
financial of the Gulf of Port of ad Slicoondcesdish esf lIe c f t Iec ec xo N o usmpet
propose one or both of the Plan is In Compliance, as be filed with the Agency Logistics/Transportation must be accompanied by Becky Harper St. Joe. Close proximity to is 4 yrs. old. Four bed-
options noted above for defined in Subsection Clerk, Department of Con- a valid driver's license and at 850-227-9449 area shopping. Downtown room, 2 baths. Screen
consideration by the 163.3184(1), S. The p- m ty Affairs 2555 Garage Sale Driver Trainees cial Seurity card. Appli- and St. Josephs Ba Room. The houseand rec-
y t filed within rd Oak Bouevard, w be accepted Monthly rental available at reaction room along with all
TeCounty. treletsid, ron must be filed A B wihnShumardar Oaen St. Joen Beach -t Augt
twenty-one () day ater Tallahassee, Florida ,....earance NEEDED until August 8. bedroomshave been ce-
The terms and conditions publication of this 32399-2100 and a copy Must empty warehouse America's $1000.00 sec m ath/ a ag e akn
of the loan include the fol- and must include all of the mailed or delivered to the 746-F 4th Stu PSJ. No CDL? No Problem! For more information, con- deposit. Call (850)t ets, some furniture will
lowing: information and contents local government. Failure Friday& Saturday tact Lorinda Gingell at 229-2706for more info completely tiled
described in Uniform Rule to timely file a petition shall 7am-10am. Earn up to $900/wk. Home 850-229-6899. The PSJRA ormore i throughout, heat pump
Amount, not to exceed 28-106201 FA.C. The constitute a waiver of any Bargains galorel weekends with TMC. Cor enforces a Drug-Free rahas been salt spray
$710,000.00 petition must be filed with right to request an admin- pany endorsed CDL Train- Workplace Policy and is dipped so no corrosion will
the Agency Clerk, Depart- istrative proceeding as a ing 1-866-280-5309 an Equal-Opportunity Em- occur, attic space. Recrea-
Payments annually at a ment of Community Af- petitioner under Sections player. c(v50 St Joe Beach, near TFAB, tion room 16 x 24 with cy-
designated date to be fairs, 2555 Shumard Oak 120.569 and 120.57, S. 2 br, 1 ba, TH, completely press wood on the ceiling
agreed upon by the par- Boulevard, Tallahassee If a petition is filed, the pur- i- 22 -8014 remodeled, all apple. and walls, tiled. Outside
ties. Forida 32399-2100, and a pose of the administrative s TcpboJ wit- rl C/H/A, $650/ m, Pelican shower and deep well. 12
copy mailed or delivered hearing will be to present ot o Manufacturing CIImate nd Walk RE 850-647-2473 x 20 Boat shed and 12 x
Principal prepayments, no to the local government. dene and testimony Hunter Circle, Sat. am-?? Production/Operations 4130 I Non- llmat 20 Storage coveriingunit.
penalty for early payoff. Failureto timely file a peti- and forward a recom-t hier rce, JSat. 8am-L Pod ti on lrl Storagle wP S ew Concrete walkways, awn-
tion shall constitute a mended order to the De- Utility Earn up to $500 weekly ing over all doors, fence
lnteres1t rate: the respond- waiver of any right to re- partinent. i f no petition is Clothes, shoes, from cheid ( t05t assembing our an gel pins UnHV sPort 6170 raln aL o walKwAys
nent a tye neona taepros a gncynstrativ h Note ne to adut Holiday and wed- Arizona Chemical Co. n the comfort of Boal/Rrsoo a I 170 ral ingd lou wal a
antm shoul qut onoome aa t and Port ST JEF o me No experience re- x 148.84 seand fml
fixed ate basisfo the proceeding as a petitioner shall become final agency ding items, bikes, and PORT ST. JOE, FL is home. No experience re- & Off Space he su erand faily
terms included in the pro- under Sections 120.569 action, much, much morell1 currently hring. Req. in- quired. Call 813-944-3351I and quests. will sleep
lude being able to or visit www.angelpin.net Bmany. 325,000.00 1 MUST
postal. d a of If a petition is filed, other.- -work w/ diverse teams,t o R g 3 br, 2 ba, 1680sf DW mo- SACRIFICEFOR HEALTH
Security: Gulf County, the administrative hearing affected persons may peti- mgmt and peers. Be pportunitiesile home, large corner lot REASONS, can e-mail pic-
panng willing to promote into Nursing Opportunitiesl 6120 in creek side, oversize liv- turesemail us at:
Florida offers no security in will be to present evidence tion for leave to intervene KK: Port St. Joe: higher jobs as opportu- Life Care Center of Colo- ingroom fireplace, mas- ilspeci41@bsemail ous at:h.net
any county properties or and testimony and forward in the proceeding. A peti Yard Sale Sat 2nd of nities arise and be rado Springs RN weekend Appealing s h w milspec141@bellsouth.net
revenues related to this a recommended order to tion for intervention must 2an h Jseh 's Ba y anm TomsPrice 334
loan. No Ad Valorem Tax the Department if n peti- be filed at least twenty (20) Aug. willing to work on a rota- supervisor, LPNs F/T. Mexico Beach closet, $725/n + dep. Call 268-0601/334807-0134
dollars shall be pledged dti on is filed, this Notice o dsre the final hear- Thompson Temple Church ting shift (shift work).,l rn Me xce-n Wachi
for repayment of this loan Intent shall become final ing and must include all o sponsoring a yard sale. High school diploma or nings Contact Charlotte Rental 850-699-4123 somefurn
for repayment of this loan Intent s hall become final information and conlude a Aug 2nd at 305 Ave B equivalent is req. Start Grusnick, Don at (719) 1 br furn. Bunglaow for For Rent, clean and fur- New luxury, Bay Home
andly this loannual is subject agency tents described in Unifor PSJ Start at 7:30 AM Until. ing pay is $15.54/hr. In- 630-8888 or email rent. utilities and cable in- nished, 2 br, 2 ba Mobile complete furn. Drastically
tion by t o annual appropunty, For- f a petition is filed, other Rule 28106.205, AC. A The home of Mary terested applicants Charlotte Grusnick@LCC eluded pool, close to Home, CH&A, $450/m reduced, $360,000, Cape
ida.n by Gulf County, affected perstition is filmay peti- petition for leave to inter- Wasington Lots of should apply at Work- Acom beach, ideal for one per- Call 850-229-6495 Sand Blast 363-2080.
Saffeted persons may pet- ve ne shall be filed at the children's clothes, shoes, force Center, 625 Hwy son. non/smoker good lo---- --
All fees and expenses that in the proceeding. A pet- Division of Administrative bed sheets, women's 231 Panama F POSTAL GOVT JOB one ..
will be the responsibility of tion for intervention must Hearings, Department of clothes, some odds and No applications will be IFOn FOR SALET Call 83-56h 9

the County must be clearly be f at least ty (20) Administration, 1230 Apa- ends, dishes, glasses, accepted atArizona NFO FOR SALE Call 8325699 7150
rutined inthrespnse t dayse u e n Parkwar TallahaeeT woIae-imen's shoes, dresser's, Chemical location. Ap- .. 7.1 acs patial l ys
ties. Fid 3n9n, an d u a see, Florida 32399 3060n curtain's, alot of different ply by 8/08/08. Arizona cau tion c e Are s n partisan ll
thisRFrgeand wmut, spi ncu al o
The respondents are re- tents described in Uniform vene within the allowed Check us out. Opportunity Employer & 6130 power $75KCal 639-6891
quired to conduct their Rule 28-106.205, EA.C. A time frame constitutes a Drug Free Workplace. You NEVER have to pay For Rent Duplex EAL ESTATE FOR SE
own investigation and eval- petition for leave to inter- waiver of any right such a for information about 2 Bedroom, 11/2 Bath, Cne Plantation
nation of the credit worthi- vane shall be filed at the person has to request a GROUNDS KEEPER federal or postal jobs. If 7100 Homes
ness of the loan. The Division of Administrative hearing under Sections you see a job Large Kitchen & Family 7110 Beach Home/ Air Park Lots For
County's financial informa- Hearings, Department of 120.569 and 120.57, F.S., M INTENANCE ASSISTANT "guarantee", contact the R oom, E ae vtRoom,Sw Property Sale
tion is provided upon re- Management Services, or to participate in the ad- FC.ng ame aoom, 7120 Comm ercial T ac pe o
quest to this document 1230 Apalachee Parkway, ministrative hearing. The Federal Trade RoVm, Ice Machine, Laundry 7130 CFndolRownhouse Two adjacent pine lots on
and is not in anyway in- Tallahassee, Florida CATT 1 850 l )1Commission codm Full Powrn&s7150- Lot-Fas & Rand hesreaP tfSt. Jelottio Ds 5&
tended to relieve th Failure After an administrative ALL0. Failure After an administrative i L, 1-850-227-7451 is Ame s number es e pu s RHoan os Pa oSt toe r&6
der of its responsibility to tuition to interven within hearing petition is timely FR APTI protectionagency 'ma age pickup. y MobleHomes/Lots across the seetfromnrun-
investigate all relative or the allowed time frame filed, mediation is available FOR APPLICATION PROCESS protection agency. $1000 month 7170- Waterfront way. About 110'x110'.
material facts in reaching a constitutes a waiver of any pursuant to Subsection www.ftc.gov/jobscams Location-C302 mi East Property Call Jeff 813-770-9372
credit decision with re- right such a person has to 163.3189(3)(a), F.S., to 1-877-FTC-HELP pass Raw Bar on left 7190- Out-of-Town
spectto the loan. request a hearing under any affected person who is Full-Time Sales Associate 850-227-3361 Real Estate Need to sell
Sections 120.569 and made a party to the pro- A public service 7200 Timeshare Call Kevin Welch Pelican
All requests for information 120.57, S., or to partici- ceeding by filing that re- The St. Joe Company message from the FTC Walk Real Estate
regarding specifications of pate in the administrative quest with the administra- WindMark Beach, Port St. Joe, FL and The News Herald 850-647-2473
the proposal process hearing. tive law judge assigned by Classified Advertising Want t ll
should be directed to: the Division of Administra- St. Joe is accepting resumes for a Sales Department MeXico Beach I o s
After an administrative tive Hearings. The choice Associate at WindMark Beach. This position 3br/lba, 137 Knollwood Call Kevin Welch Pelican
Don Butler, Chief Adminis- hearing petition is timely of mediation shall not af- requires a FL Real Estate license, a proven Street, Wewa, 1,336sq, ft, Walk Real Estate
trator filed, mediation is available fact a party's right to an history in selling and or marketing coastal/ Postal Office Now Hiring 3 br, 2 ba Twnhme, 1/2 storage barn (33 x 24) 850-647-2473
Avg. Pay $20/ hrGulf County, Florida pursuant to Sub-section administrative heang properties andcomute lteracin $20/ r. or mi. to bch, Pool No pets green h house, two carports, Avoid
Guf1000 C county, Florstin ursuan t to Sub-section administrative hearing, resort properties and computer literacy in $57K/yr Including Fed. or smoking, $1050/mo. lot located on two streets, Foreclosure
1000 Cecil G. Costing Sr., 163.3189(3)(a), ES., toLots c o uld agemen t sor fener- Call Kev5n B lch Pelican
Blvd. any affected person who is Mike McDaniel, Chief database contact management software. Benefits and OT. Placed Brian 404-663-0226 fenced, 75 x 200 lot, boat Call Kevin Welch Pel
Port St. Joe, FL32456 made a party to the pro- Division of Community The Sales Associate maintains weekend by adSource, not USPS shed, gazebo, fish clean- Walk Real Estate
(850) 229-6111 ceeding by filing that re- Panning and holiday office hours. Resort community who hires. 1866-4835658 ing area w/ water, excel- 850-647-247
quest with the administra- Department of Community and/or developer sales experience preferred. ent condition, Sales price
The County reserves the tive law judge assigned by Affairs14 $87,500.00 John Wray -
right to reject all bids fol- the Division of Administra- 2555 Shumard Oak Boule- St. Joe provides a competitive benefits 4 Broker Associate, Counts ,
lowing consideration ofe tive Hearings. The choice vard al/ ", b Real Estate Group, s pr
proposals, of m mediation shall not af- Tallahassee, Florida package: medical, dental, and vision; 401 (k); R 1Lof r n t 5778o M smll
fect a party's right to an 32399-2100 pension; employee stock purchase; vacation RV Lot for Rent, in small
Bids will be received until administrative hearing time and tuition reimbursement. St. Joe 1 or 2 Bedroom apart- Real Estate for Sale park located in WeWa
August 15, 2008, at 4:30 is an Equal Opportunity Employer. ments for rent; Dogwood Ownea E inae ing $200mo Call
p.m., E.T. at the office of -s- Mike McDaniel, Chief '- Terracer Apartments. 808 a 850-639-5721.
the Clerk. Please send Office of Comprehensive Please e-mail resumes to Rhea Goff ,a a Woodward Ave in PSJ. Home 30 Hden Cr ___Hort
bids to Gulf County Board Planning o m yat rhea.goff@joe.com or apply online BUSINESS.& FINANCIAL Call 227-7800 Home 274 W. River
of County Commissioners, Department of Commun at wwjo.cm.122.g thl $69,900 S.al
Rebecca Norris, Clerk of Affairs -at www.oe.com. 5100 Business 1, 2, & 3 br Hn 211 WaterviewAv.
the Court, 1000 Cecil G. 2555 Shumard Oak Boule- Opportunities fuTen & unfurn houses, in $140 Watie
Costin Sr., Blvd., Port St. yard l - -----------5110 cMoney to Lend Port St Joe, 850-229-6777 Hm 101 Wat rviewAv.
Joe, Florida, 32456. Mark Tallahasee, Florida I I $139,900
on the sealed envelope, 32399-2100 Alu The News Herald is accepting appli- OdWUF_ S A C i Lot West River Rd .
s3110 Api nes I cation for additional independent t L Cw SPA C E ft t $19,900 2A -
3120 Arts & Crafts I contractors to deliver the paper in I $ 8 Waterfront Lot Dead Lakes I i
3130- Auctiones I the Apalachicola area. $39 900 8110 0- Ant ique & Collectlbles
3B.M1 1 48 '-Bay"' Itemsc area. ~812 Lot Borders Road Sors Vehicles
3150 Building Supplies I I $59,000 8130 Trucks
3160 Bsi ess I Please stop by Single Office Space Waterfront East Bay Vnl s
3170 Collectibles I ur office located at Perfect for an individual $169,000 8150- Commercial
3180____Computers___8160 Motorcycles
3180 Computers I Downtown Port St Joe Port St. Joe 8170 Auto Parts
R3200 Firewood I fi $400/month + utilities Lot at Southgate $84,000 & Accessorlas
regardi0 s n e e 1ad it R e achu or Bayview Lot Hwy 30 8210- Boats
3220 Furniture p pJ.j Carra 101 Reid Avenue $128,900 8220 Personal Watercraft
s i to: t Di3230 Garage/Yard Sales I s e rcin Gulfview Hwy 98 8230 Sallboats
!! Kayla !! 3240 Guns 129 Commerce Street i Gle 8 0 S240 Boat & Marine
From the Vault Can You Dig it? Heavy 3250 Good Things to Eat I n Apalachicola Prime Retail Space 1704 Long Av$385 210000 Supplies
in New York Has a bag Equipment Schoo 3 weak 3260 Health & Fitness i i n i A Comm Hwy698 olin 8320 AtrCa f Rvia icn
r. ^ ,, ..... tininn nrnnrm RI-L- 3270 Jewelr /Clothing on Reid Avenue Comm Hwy 98 & Dolphin 8320 Ah/aff Road Vehicles


u, ,uy ,or ayuu u *R.......... 3280 Machinery/ -700 square feet nd $369,900 8330 Campers & Trailers
curious & Bad Boys hoes, Bulldozers, Track Equipment 2700 square feet and 8340- Mpers & Traomes
1850-243-21221 hoes. Local job placemen 3290 Medical Equipment ^^ ample parking spaces Caoe San Bias
asset Start digging NOW 3300 Miscellaneous D Near businesses and restaurants CommerciBayfront Lot
From Russia 86-32-49 3320 Plants & Shrubs/ r 501 W. 11th Street 103 Reid Avenue 411 Cape San Bias Rd 8210
From Russia Sup ui s or 501 W. 11th Street $360,000
Luscious lips & 3330 Restaurant/Hotel I n Panama Cy Alone Office ulf Front Home 14' Hunter 140
moveable hips 3340- Sporting Goods Stand Alone Office Building 7511 Shoreline Sail Boat New Sails,
My services are the 3350 Tickets (Buy & Sell) I complete apci squa feet $1,199,000 Very Clean
very bestD I to complete a carrier application approx. 120 square feet $1,199,000 C227-1709
1850-785-44941 Dr. Robert King I or call James Meadors ideal for small office needs Apalachicola Riverfront lot
In DialA H Carrabelle Waterfront lot console, 115 Suzuki 4
ll r Dl A 11l" D & D Landscaping Dentist I at (850) 774-4108. I 190 Williams Avenue Carrabe$388,500rn lot ns VE dual
SBlonde In High Heels owing, Weeding & HygieniSt $250,000 stroke 140 hours, alumi-
Bl& Short Skirtes I Daching, T 325 Ln Ave Individual must have a reliable vehicle FOr All Inquiries Call num trailer, VHF, Garmin
& Short Skir850-784-8188ts1 Dan and be able to work early morning hours. Al ui ll Coastal Realty Group GPS color fish finder, 2 live
11850-78 11 and be able to work I Billy Carr 850-227-6123 (850) 227-7770 bait wells, hydraulic steer-
S227-1812 This Is a great way to earn extra money. I www.coastalrealtvlnfo. ing, trolling motor. Asking
S- L - - - - - - - I I com $21,000, Call 227-4820





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Signature HealthCARE

coming to Port St. Joe
The number of people with Alzheimer's disease is
growing and is estimated to be 30% of the senior popu-
lation by 2014. Many rural facilities struggle with how
to prepare, care for and assess risk versus reward for
this challenging population. Many of our competitors
still care for this group through an ill-equipped system
and lock-down units, which damage the society's view on
nursing homes. As result of this global trend, Serenity
HealthCARE was formed in 2005 as a pilot program
to serve this population by eliminating lock-down units
and meeting individual resident needs. With the success
of the pilot program at The Bridge at Monteagle (TN),
Signature HealthCARE has added the program to the
following facilities with the intent of additional facili-
ties joining the program in 2009: The Bridge at Bay St.
Joe (FL), The Bridge at Ridgely (TN), and The Bridge at
Rockwood (TN).
This alignment will improve clinical outcomes for an
extremely important group that is currently suffering.
Serenity has the opportunity to participate in research
collaborating with the Alzheimer's Association and stra-
tegic research partners. Signature will continue to impact
the quality of life for residents with Alzheimer's disease
and related disorders through Serenity HealthCARE.
Currently serving as Chief Operating Officer for Serenity
is Jeff Beaty. Jeff's experience as a nursing home admin-
istrator, with over 26 years of clinical experience in social
work, specialization in geriatric health and dementia
care, along with his continued servant leadership at
Signature have contributed to the success of the pilot
and launching of this division. Jane Stahl is the Director
of Operations, but has served Signature HealthCARE as
an administrator and is a registered nurse. Together they
bring a wide array of experience, knowledge and exper-
tise to meet the goals of this new division.
Signature HealthCARE, headquartered in Palm Beach
Gardens, Florida is a family-based organization that is
revolutionizing the long-term care industry through a
culture of resident-centered healthcare services, person-
alized spirituality, quality of life initiatives, and employee
development and empowerment. With 64 facilities oper-
ated and managed by its affiliates in 7 states, Signature
HealthCARE is redefining care by earning the trust
of every resident, family and community it serves.
Signature HealthCARE is Care Redefined!


School of Fish opens at Windmark Beach


The St. Joe Company (NYSE:
JOE) announced today that its
School of Fish restaurant, operated
by Southern restaurateurs Clark and
Blake Brennan, opened July 17th in
the 2,020-acre residential and resort
community of WindMark Beach. A
casual Gulf-front venue featuring local
seafood and area produce, School of
Fish is the newest addition to the
Village Center of WindMark Beach.
"Clark and Blake Brennan are
serving up savory food and genu-
ine Southern hospitality," said Joe
Rentfro, vice president and project
manager of WindMark Beach. "Dining
at School of Fish is a truly singular
experience thanks to the brothers'
culinary expertise and the beautiful
seaside location of the restaurant."
Steps away from a stunning 3.5-
mile stretch of beach, the restaurant
and bar welcomes guests sporting
shorts and flip-flops for a leisurely
lunch, and casual diners for a relax-
ing, low-key dinner. Offering indoor
and outdoor seating with scenic views
of the Gulf of Mexico, the School of
Fish menu fittingly features local Gulf
Coast seafood with a Creole flair.
Starters range from a hearty corn
and shrimp chowder with andouille
sausage to Apalachicola oysters with
country bacon, herb butter, roasted
red peppers and aged Gruyere cheese.
Entrees include grilled Gulf of Mexico
shrimp with fresh mango and lime,
served with island rice; aged strip
sirloin steak grilled over an open
fire, served with pommes frites and
petit beans; and herb-crusted local
fish pan fried in virgin olive oil with
grilled asparagus and lemon truffle
sauce. A separate children's menu
offers kid-friendly fare such as grilled
cheese sandwiches and hamburgers.
A tempting array of desserts such
as Creole creme caramel, a creme de


menthe par- Casual
fait, and New
Orleans bread Seaside
pudding are
also offered. Venue
"School
of Fish is a Serves Up
warm, wel-
coming place the Flavors
for friends
and families of the Gulf
to enjoy tasty,
high quality C'oast
cuisine with-
out pretense,"
said Clark Brennan. "We're focusing
as much on serving the freshest local
ingredients available as we are on
delivering the finest Southern hospi-
tality."
"The restaurant's d6cor has a rus-
tic coastal feel that ties into the
surrounding natural scenery, bring-
ing the outdoors inside," said Blake
Brennan. Touches such as hand-
carved butcher block-topped dining
tables, cypress tree stump bar stools,


driftwood accent pieces and large
windows framing picturesque Gulf
views make for an inviting atmo-
sphere.
School of Fish is located in the
Village Center at WindMark Beach
at 51 Good Morning Street, in Port
St. Joe, just off of Highway 98 along
Florida's Gulf Coast. For more infor-
mation or reservations, call 850-229-
1122.
WindMark Beach is located on
THE Beach, which stretches across
the Northwest Florida coastline.
Visitors to these white sand beaches
and clear emerald waters can go to
www.thebeachfla.com thebeachfla.com/> and Travelocity-
com to book hotel and rental units,
as well as airline flights. From August
1 to September 30, 2008 individu-:
als can register to win a luxurious
Idea House at WindMark Beach irn
a sweepstakes from MyHomeldeas:
Com. This prize package is worth $1:
million; details are available at myho-
meideas.com/myhome/homegiveaway.'


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