Group Title: Star (Port Saint Joe, Fla.).
Title: The star
Full Citation
Permanent Link:
 Material Information
Title: The star
Uniform Title: Star (Port Saint Joe, Fla.)
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Creator: Star
Publisher: Star
W.S. Smith
Place of Publication: Port St. Joe, Fla
Publication Date: September 4, 2008
Copyright Date: 2009
Frequency: weekly
Subject: Newspapers -- Port Saint Joe (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Gulf County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Genre: newspaper   ( marcgt )
Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Gulf -- Port Saint Joe
Coordinates: 29.814722 x -85.297222 ( Place of Publication )
Additional Physical Form: Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
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).
 Record Information
Bibliographic ID: UF00028419
Volume ID: VID03647
Source Institution: University of Florida
Holding Location: University of Florida
Rights Management: All rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier: ltuf - ABZ6320
oclc - 33602057
alephbibnum - 000358020
lccn - sn 95047323

Full Text

Scenes from Gustav 5A

50 8-
USPS 518-880

o .

)ituaries 4B Catfish Classic 10A


70th Year, Number 17 Port St. Joe, FL 2 Sections 20 Pages

September 4, 2008

Walking the Fence, Watching the Storms

Contributed Photo Debbie Hooper
Rising waters and high waves washed out the Stump Hole and Indian Pass Road as Hurricane Gustav passed through the gulf.

By Marie Logan
Star Staff Writer

Gulf County is looking
ahead in at least one
Marshall Nelson, the
county's director of
emergency management,
and his staff were closely
monitoring the progress of
Hurricane Gustav as press
time approached even while
watching and tracking at
least three more potential
It is a formidable task,
running and managing
a county's emergency
response organization, with
much work accomplished
out of the public eye.
That work the majority
of which, for Gulf County,

comes during the six
months of hurricane season
- is what allows the county
and its residents to be
prepared ahead of time for
any dangerous situations.
Take, for instance,
Hurricane Gustav.
"We'd been watching
Gustav way before it was
a tropical depression,"
Nelson noted. "We actually
start watching things prior
to storms coming off the
African coast. We watch
as each lateral spin comes
off Africa into the Atlantic
- the lower the latitude as
it happens, the better the-
chance of it coming into the
"We're constantly
monitoring the weather
activity. When it becomes

a tropical depression, we
really start keying in," he
They monitor things from
the county's state-of-the-
art Emergency Operations
Center (EOC).
The facility houses
a complete operations
center, offices, and other
necessities to support the
Emergency Management
staff through a major
With the explosion of
so much technology and
computer modeling in the
last decade, many high-
tech tools are at Nelson's
disposal, many of which he
and his department use.
But. eventually it all
comes down to human
hands, planning and

In the event of a probable
emergency situation,
Nelson and his team, using
continuously updated data
from the National Weather
Service, the National
Hurricane Center, the state
EOC, and other major
information sources, create
what is called a decision
arc, which plots the timing
and number of hours,
based on forecasts, until a
storm reaches Gulf County.
Included in this decision
arc is information from the
northwest Florida regional
evacuation program, which
takes into account whether
or not it is tourist season
(with the added population
to be moved) and all roads
under construction or

"If all the surrounding
counties are (evacuating
their populations) at the
same time, that decision
arc counts," Nelson pointed
He must also factor in
the decisions that must
be made by the Gulf
County Board of County
Commissioners, which
is the only authority that
can order a county-wide
mandatory evacuation.
"We want the board to
make their decision within
the time of that decision
arc," he added.
If a county-wide
evacuation is sounded, the
Emergency Management

See STORM on Page 2A

Homecoming/Open House Planned at Cape San Bias Lighthouse

By Despina Williams
Star Staff Writer

For weeks, St. Joseph
Historical Society member
Beverly Mount-Douds
has searched the Internet
for those who lived and
worked at the Cape San
Blas lighthouse.
She hopes to extend them
an invitation to the Cape
San Blas Open House and
Homecoming celebration
on Sept. 20.
"I'm trying to round up
these guys and bring them
home," said Mount-Douds.
Coinciding with "Florida
Lighthouse Day," the

homecoming and open
house will take place from
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (ET) at
142 Keepers Cottage Way
on Cape San Blas.
Through Google searches
and Coast Guard websites,
Mount-Douds has located
two lighthouse keepers'
daughters and several
Coast Guardsmen, who
have shared tales of their
time at the lighthouse.
"I'm excited to get all
these people here 'and get
them together and let them
see how different it is,"
said Mount-Douds. '"A lot
of them haven't been here
See CAPE on Page 3A

A side view of the Coast Guard barracks, taken in 1955.

Meet Gulf County's New Teachers

Four New Faces
at Wewahitchka

By Despina Williams
Star Staff Writer

When the 2008-2009
school year began, students
and teachers welcomed
eight new men and women
to the Gulf County school
The Star will profile
each one, beginning with

Wewahitchka Elementary
School's four new

Stuart Vines
New physical education
teacher Stuart Vines
relocated to Wewahitchka
three years ago to make
a difference in the lives of
area children.
Vines and wife, Roda,
who hail from Birmingham,
Ala., became house parents
at the Taunton Family
Children's Home.
They expanded their
family of four (they have a
son, Jackson, and daughter,

Despina Williams/The Star
A former Troy State
University football player,
Stuart Vines teaches physical

Chandler), to a family of six,
raising Whitney Daulton
and Jasmine Walker as
their own.
A marketing major at
Troy State University, Vines
had been in medical sales
for 20 years, but once in
Wewahitchka, began looking
for other employment.
When the physical
education teaching position
opened at Wewahitchka
Elementary, Vines eagerly
submitted n application.
Vines, who played center
at Troy, will also serve as
Wewahitchka High School's
assistant football coach.

At Wewahitchka
Elementary, Vines teaches
approximately 300
students in grades K-5 for
150 minutes each week, as
per state guidelines.
Vines begins each PE
session by leading his
students in push-ups and
sit-ups, exercises aimed at
increasing their strength
and endurance.
"We're -starting off slow,
but we want to improve on
that during the year," said
Keeping his kids in shape

See Meet on Page 6A


Have Chance

to Say


Money Goes

By Marie Logan
Star Staff Writer

If you've ever wanted to
have a say in how some of
your money is spent in Gulf
County, now is the time and
here is an opportunity.
But the clock is ticking.
Approximately $70,000
is in the county's Culture
and Recreation Impact
Fund, commonly called the
impact fees fund.
These dollars which
must be spent in very
specific ways can be used
for selected proposals
involving recreation and
parks county-wide.
"We really want to
encourage the citizens and
organizations in Gulf County
to recommend what they
want in the way of parks or
recreational facilities," said
Patricia Hardman, chair
of the county's impact fees
"This is a unique
opportunity for the citizens
to say how they want their
money spent, as opposed to
the commissioners spending
it where they want. I was
extremely pleased when
the commissioners decided
to follow the committee's
recommendation to allow
citizens to make the call.
Good job, commissioners."
Hardman, along with four
other committee members,
began working in April on
a funding request packet
and establishing meticulous
guidelines for spending the
The result is now ready
and available for residents
to pick up and fill out, she
According to Hardman,
anything involving county
parks and recreation is
eligible for consideration.
Any individual, group or
organization can submit an
However, the proposed
project must be in the
county, not inside the city
limits of Port St. Joe or
Hardman, said the
application process and
guidelines were modeled
after the Gulf County Tourist
Development Council's
successful grant system.
The county's official
Request For Proposals
(RFP) appears in this issue
of The Star, but Hardman
was afraid residents would
not recognize it as an
opportunity for the average
citizen to apply.
All recommendations
received by the deadline
will be judged by the impact
fees committee, then'their
recommendations will go
back through the county
for the normal bid process.
No matter who submits a
project, therecommendation
must go through standard
bid channels.
Anyone or any group
wanting to submit a project
for consideration can pick
up an application packet
at the Gulf County Board
of County Commissioners

See MONEY on Page 7A

SA Freedom Newspaper

TOOlS Tor Opinions 4A Church News 5B Trades & Services 8B Real Estate Advertising Deadline
ch Thursday 11:00 am ET
School Sports BA School News 78 Display Advertising Deadline
1 B Society News 2B Legals 6B Friday11:00 am ET
Obituaries 4B Classifieds 7B Classifledine-Advertising Deadline
w Monday 5:00 pmoET
VISIT THE STAR ONLINE AT WWW.STARFL.COM www.EmeraldCoast0com 7475020 "

% &,*?' .r-:.^ *-'- -.-.i -*.Z -- 17


- .

A2 Thursday, September 4, 2008 The Star, Port St. Joe, FL Established 1937 Serving Gulf County and surrounding areas for 70 years


From Page 1A

Department will have begun
the process well before tropical
storm force winds arrive in the
All evacuations in Gulf
County, Nelson said, begin with
special needs residents.
Preparations for their
evacuation are started long
before the order is given,
by maintaining a regularly
updated list of special needs
residents, contacting them
well in advance, identifying the
specific type of transportation
they will need, including
ambulance, notifying
caregivers, and arranging
supplies and patients for the
actual move.
A special needs shelter is
located in Marianna, with a
general shelter at Honeyville in
Gulf County.
Depending on the storm
category (Saffir-Simpson
Scale), the EOC can open the
county shelters and establish
an alternate EOC at Honeyville,
Nelson said.
When a call for county-wide
evacuation is released by the
'EOC, special needs residents
are already in progress.
i The general evacuation
begins with Zone A, or all
along the coast, mobile homes
,and substandard housing,
'and flood-prone low areas,
includmg a large section of
the eastern part of the county
surrounding Lake Wimico and
'along the Apalachicola River
Zone A is evacuated for
tropical storms and Category

1 hurricanes, always beginning
with St. Joseph Peninsula and
Cape San Blas, Nelson said.
"People need to always
remember that the south end
of Gulf County is an island," he
emphasized. "No matter where
you are, you've got to go over a
bridge somewhere to get out."
The Sheriffs Department
and the Florida Highway Patrol
decide when to close bridges
to traffic, according to Nelson,
and he said there was no exact
determination for the decision.
Law enforcement offices
generally tell people that
bridges are closed when
sustained winds reach 40
miles per hour, especially for
bridges like the Tapper Bridge,
the Overstreet bridge and the
White City bridge.
Whether or not a bridge is
safe to traverse also depends
greatly on the weather
conditions and the type of
Heavier vehicles can
cross easier than smaller or
higher vehicles. That is why
recreational vehicles and
campers, vehicles with large
items tied to the roof and
vehicles towing boats and jet
skis are evacuated first, Nelson
bulky and lumbering (slow)
vehicles off the road before
waves of faster cars hit the
'We always tell people, if you
have no obligations, leave early
and come back late. This frees
up the road for people who do

have obligations and can't leave
Evacuation of Zone B is the
next step, for Category 2 and
3 hurricanes. This includes
all the area between C.R. 30-A
and U.S. 98, Port St. Joe, all of
the Overstreet area, and a large
swath running from Overstreet
through Dalkeith and Howard
Zone C, covering the eastern
half of Wewahitchka and a
portion of the center of the
county, plus a section running
from north of Beacon Hill
to north of FPort St Joe, is
evacuated for Category 4 and
5 storms.

Timing is everything
A local state of emergency,
when requested by the Gulf
County EOC, such as during
the approach ofTropical Storm
Fay and Hurricane Gustav,
"loosens the constraints of
government," Nelson said.
'That means we don't have
to go out for requests for
proposals or bids."
It also activates the county's
comprehensive emergency
management plan and gives
the EOC the authority to do
what it needs to do.
Nelson and all emergency
personnel and organizations
must also look at the larger,
interlocked picture.
What happens in another
state north of Florida during
a storm can also directly affect
Gulf County.
For instance, During
Hurricane Ivan in 2004,

Alabama Electric lost power,
which in turn shut down their
feeder lines to Florida, which
in turn knocked out power to
north Gulf County.
Without electrical power,
Nelson pointed out, fuel
tanks can't be operated, law
enforcement and emergency
vehicles can't refuel, people
have no power at their houses.
Multiply hundreds of inter-
related actions like this, add
all the permutations, and you
begin to grasp the magnitude
of planning and cooperation
needed to weather a storm, he
To Nelson, power outage
'is the key. That is the most
important factor to deal with,
he said, because of all the
basics and necessities that are
dependent on electricity.
"Responding [to a storm] is
minimal," he said. "Recovery
is the major and long-term
impact. And it can go on for
"Setting the stage for
the minimal impact to the
community is our goal. If the
government can lessen the
impact or enhance recovery,
thafs the thing. Food, water,
sewer facilities, banks, so
people can get cash, medical
facilities, access to building
materials, schools, these are
the basic necessities that are
essential to restore as quickly
as possible. And they all
depend on electrical power."
But storm and emergency
preparation are not just
relegated to the six-month



hurricane season.
According to Nelson, the
Gulf County EOC team meets
once a year with Clear Channel
Media, which owns much ofthe
media in the Panhandle, along
with regional law enforcement,
to get to know each other and
what the area's strengths and
weaknesses are.
"We hold lots of planning
sessions throughout the year
and it helps," said Nelson.
The key for the general
public, according to Nelson, is
to tune into local broadcasts
during emergency periods.
Nelson added that people
can also access important local
information by computer. The
EOC monitors the Weather
Channel and all local weather
reports, he said, and adds
local information to those
Nelson urged people to
think well beforehand about
travel conditions and having
children, pets and elderly
passengers in the car during
'You need to know how and
where you must stop to go to
the bathroom, eat, stretch your
legs," Nelson cautioned. "Pets
must be walked and watered,
the elderly, especially if they
have medical conditions, must
be able to stop and stretch and
walk, and children must also.
'You have to factor all this
into any evacuation plan.
Where will you stop? What will
this do to your timing? Will
making all these necessary

stops put you in the middle
of the crowd trying to leave,
or will you leave early enough
to avoid the crush? Even one
hour delay can put you in a
Nelson strongly urged
everyone in Gulf County to go
online to www.floridadisaster.
org and get a family plan.
"Get a plan. I encourage
people stronglyto go to that site
and go to the section marked
'Family Plan.'All you have to do
is type in the information and
it will generate everything you
need. Its all stored under your
password. You needt to do this
and keep it updated regularly.
I want people to start using
that (
Its really, really simple and it
makes you think."
The best advice Nelson had
for people in a storm situation:
be prepared in advance.
If you have special needs
family members, make sure
they are registered with the
Have a plan and make
sure every family member
knows the plan.
Have supplies on hand to
survive for at least three to five
days without rescue.
When a storm is
approaching the area,
continuously monitor local
weather channels and
local media for the latest
Be prepared to act quickly
and well ahead of a storm's

School of Fish brings an unparalleled culinary adventure to thc Forgotten Coast.

WindMark Beach's new restaurant, managed by Clark & Blake Brennan, offers elegantly
relaxed dining with a New Orleans flair, and a stunning panoramic view of St. Joseph Bay.

small plates i
chilled jumbo lump crabmeat ~ i.
tossed in a light lemon, shallot .
and pepper dressing with fresh
chives -12
creole shrimp remoulade large -
gulf of mexico shrimp cooked in
a rich court-bouillon with our signature
remoulade sauce -10
new orleans style BBQ shrimp ~ served in a rich spiced
butter sauce 11
smooth duck liver pate with cornichons and whole
grain mustard 12
corn and shrimp chowder with andouille sausage 7
blake salad ~ mixed organic greens with roasted spiced
pecans, dried bing cherries and aged blue cheese, tossed
with a honey tomato vinaigrette ~ 7
heirloom 3 tomato salad locally
grown tomatoes with Steen's
sugarcane vinaigrette ~ 8 add
crabmeat 6

hamburger house grind of beef .
chuck steak and brisket dressed with
arugula and red onion marmalade 12
smoked country ham served on grilled chibatta bread
with gruyere cheese 10
grilled marinated chicken breast served on rosemary
flatbread with roasted garlic mayonnaise 11

main courses
aged strip sirloin steak ~ grilled over an open fire, served
with pomme frittes and petite beans ~ 26
grilled Gulf of Mexico shrimp ~ with fresh mango and
lime, served with island rice 19
herb crusted local fish pan fried in virgin olive oil, with
grilled asparagus and lemon truffle
sauce 23
add crabmeat.~ 6
roasted half chicken with fresh
thyme, rosemary arid garlic, served i
with Anna potatoes ~ 17

desserts "
creole creme caramel~ 7
creme de menthe parfait 7
new orleans bread pudding with a dark rum sauce
and roasted sugared pecans 7
chocolate hazelnut marquise 8

\Vledrnec:.., SaturJda.. l1arn-9pm
Sunday, 11am-2pm
CLOSED Monday & Tuesday
850-229-1122, Reservations accepted, but not required.
Walk-ins welcomed!

Mexico Beach
GulfofcMexico Port St. Joe

Located in WindMark Beach, enter from Highway 98.

B E A C H k_,
Call for more information:
850.227.2400, toll-free: 866.227.9007
www.windni markbeach.comn

2008 The St. Joe Company, St. JoeCormmunity SalestIc., Ucensed Real Estate Broker. [:'Si i,, vii i' a'rirr,'II11iI, 1 m .'j i i, J "dSchol of atFish"and the "Schol ofatFish" designare servicemarks of TheSt. Joe Company.


A Public Hearing will be held at the Planning
and Development Review Board (PDRB)
meeting on Tuesday, September 16, 2008
at 8:45 a.m. EST, and at the Board of
County Commissioners (BOCC) meeting on
Tuesday, September 23, 2008 at 6:00 p.m.
EST. Both public hearings will be held in
the BOCC Meeting Room at the Robert M.
Moore Administration Building, 1000 Cecil
G. Costin Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida. The
public hearings will be to discuss and act on
the following:

1. August 19, 2008 Minutes
2. Final Subdivision Plat Seaside Farms
Phase II Waterfront Group, LLC Parcel
ID #01095-001 R 1,650 Acres in
Sections 23, 26, 27, 34 Township 6 South,
Range 9 West, Gulf County, Florida A
30 Unit Subdivision Subject to all Federal,
State and Local Development Regulation
state and unstated. (Howard's Creek)
3. Variance Gurosky Parcel ID
#03180-125R in Section 19, Township
9 South, Range 10 West, Gulf County,
Florida' Variance of development
regulations. Located near Money Bayou.
4. Public at Large
5. 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.

2. Final Plat Seaside Farms, Phase II 3. Variance Gurosky

Doc 0108t ,

Gulf of Mexico

Ad# 2008-108 Publish: September 4, & 11, 2008


A2 Thursday, September 4, 2008 The Star, Port St. Joe, FL Established 1937

Serving Gulf County and surrounding areas for 70 years

.. -. %1 .

ivm! oua-mT

Established 1 937 Serving Gulf County and surrounding areas for 70 years The Star, Port St. Joe, FL Thursday, September 4, 2008 A3

since the 50s or 60s."
The entire community is
invited to attend the open
After a summer of
extensive renovations,
the lighthouse tower will
be open for the first time
in over a decade. Danny
Raffield will be leading
Glynis Holcombe,
an artist from Jones
Homestead whose work
is featured in the keeper's

~' )k))~ if.~

quarters gift shop, will paint
scenes at the lighthouse
throughout the day.
The St. Joseph Historical
Society will also raise an
American flag a donation
from Arizona Chemical on
its new flagpole.
To prepare for the big
day, the county will be
installing chair rails at
the keeper's quarters and
paving a sidewalk.
If the homecoming proves
successful, Mount-Douds

said she might consider
making it an annual event.
For more information on
the Cape San Blas Open
House and Homecoming,
contact Douds at (850)
229-1094, or e-mail
The Sleeping Beauty Gift
Shop is currently open
from Wednesday-Friday, 11
a.m. 5 p.m. and Saturday,
10 a.m. 4p.m.

The Cape San Bias lighthouse was erected in 1883.

Coast Guardsmen invited

to homecoming celebration

St. Joseph Historical
Society member Beverly
Mount-Douds is attempting
to locate the following
Coast Guardsmen to invite
them to the homecoming
Dave Eshleman
Vic Culmore
Lefty Pendleton

Luke St. Amant
Capt. Mike Stenger
Chief Hollingsworth
B.E. Locke
Chief Lewis W. Duke
Steve Barnold
Al Gollem
Roger C. McDaniel
Richard A. Nicholson
Robert W Davenport

Roy F Hellen Sr.
Babe Lohman
If you have contact
information for any of these
men or others who worked
at the lighthouse LORAN
station, please contact
Douds at (850) 229-1094,
or e-mail bmdouds2002@
yahoo, .com.

The Absentminded Coastie

Retired Coast Guard
Radioman Bob Wood was
a young seaman when he
was stationed at the Cape
San Bias Lighthouse in the
In this memory from that
time, he recalls the antics
of his absentminded friend,
Roy Hellen.

One of Roy's duties was
to carry the base garbage
every day or so to the dump,
which was probably a half-
mile down from the base on
the left going out.
The garbage was collected
in these big oil like barrel
drums. He would load the
drums on a trailer and
hitch the trailer up to the
base Jeep.
There were usually
two or three drums. They
were big and heavy.
I went on a run with
him one day, and the
dump was not a very
desirable place to spend
time,, so you drove the
Jeep up, turned it around,
dumped the garbage and
did a quick exit.
There was always an
abundance of rats feeding
there, in fact some guys
would go down with a 22
rifle and practice their
Well, I only went once
on the garbage run and
that was enough. Roy
usually couldn't get anyone
to make return trips with
This one particular day,
he loaded up the drums,
hoisted them on the trailer,
hitched up the trailer and
Jeep and took off.
We saw him off as usual,
with a hearty, "Have a good
trip Roy."
Now let me say this,
what happened next didn't
happen just once, but a
number of times. That
was why Roy was such a
memorable character.
Well, off he went in the
dust of the sand. The run

would probably take an
hour or so. In an hour
or so, we heard the Jeep
bouncing and revving back
down the rutted road.
As we stood there waiting
and watching, he drove up
in front of the galley.
Roy was there, the Jeep
was there, the trailer was
there, but the big drums
were not there.
Someone dared to ask
Roy, "Hey Roy where are the
garbage barrels?"
He had the strangest look
on his face as he swung
his head around to look at
the trailer. Sure thing, the
barrels were not there.
Now being absentminded
is one thing, but totally

oblivious is another.
He actually had no
It seems as though he had
unloaded the barrels and
was listening to his portable
radio, then completely
forgot why he was there,
and drove off without
reloading the barrels back
on the trailer.
All present were, by that
time, practically rolling in
the sand.
The Chief looked at Roy,
and Roy looked at him.
"Ok, Helen, get back to
the dump and get those
garbage barrels."
What could he say? He
did just that.

Coast Guardsman Bob Wood poses with his friend, Roy
Hellen. Both were stationed at the Cape San Bias Lighthouse
in the mid-1950s.

WHEN: Saturday, August 23, from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM,
Saturday, September 6, from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM

WHERE: Fire Station on Williams Avenue

WHAT TO BRING: Registration fee of $50.00,
evidence of health insurance, recent photograph, and a
copy of applicant's birth certificate.

TEAMS: Dolphins (7-8 year olds)
Jaguars ( 9-10 year olds)
Buccaneers ( 11-12 year olds)

Equipment distribution will
following registration. Call

be done immediately
Dan VanVleet at 227-2584 for


The Star, Port St. Joe, FL Thursday, September 4, 2008 A3

Established 1937 Serving Gulf County and surrounding areas for 70 years


4A The Star, Port St. Joe, FL Thursday, September 4, 2008

A Stumper

Once again, as has happened so many
times in recent years, the most significant
casualty of a storm bringing high waves
was the Stump Hole area on County 30-E
on St. Joseph Peninsula.
This low-lying area in overhead
pictures the roadway can now be seen
situated in St. Joseph's Bay has been a
breach in the county's infrastructure for
more than a decade, the most important
vulnerable stretch of coastal area for
one central reason: That road is the
lone ground link to that section of the
peninsula and Cape San Blas area so
popular with tourists.
Yes, in the case of a major storm
heading in the county's direction, the
peninsula would hardly be anyone's idea
of a spot to shelter in place.
Come a major storm, the peninsula
should be a ghost town, though it is
also frequently the case that rubber-
neckers and the foolish might choose to
ride out any storm with a front row seat
The kicker with Hurricane Gustav is
that the effects in the county were minor,
save for roadways on the peninsula and
Indian Pass, most especially the Stump
Hole, which required County 30-E to be
closed for a time on Tuesday.
In too many instances, even a relatively
minor storm can close the road onto the
It is time for the county to be more
proactive and for the state to get the heck
out of the road.
Putting a band-aid on the roadway
each time a storm washes it out no
longer represents a viable option, as the
fiasco of the weekend demonstrated.
The underlying issue has been waiting
around for the state to take action and
provide funding and/or permitting to
achieve a more permanent fix.
But it seems clear that the state is in
no hurry to assist.
The Florida Department of
Transportation has undertaken at least
two studies, reached conclusions on
options, but failed to put any money on
the table or even plan to put money on
the table in any five-year span.
State legislators have been brought
to the scene, and county officials have
pretty much heard the same lip service
each time: Put in a request in Tallahassee
and see where it goes.
If any request was to find traction,
let's argue that it would have been during
the two years former Rep. Allan Bense
was Speaker of the House, but requests
slipped off the radar during those two
years, also.
That the county also should be held up
waiting on a permit from the Department
of Environmental Protection to reinforce
the rock revetment at the Stump Hole is

The DEP is waiting for what, a breach
in the cape sewer lines?
And just a few hundred yards down
the beach, a project is underway to
restore the peninsula's beaches all the
way to St. Joseph's State Park.
Tens of millions of dollars are being
spent on the local and state level to fund
the project to bolster the beaches that
attract the tourists, a project which fared
pretty well during the weekend's high
waves churned by Gustav.
What is the point of restoration,
ensuring a living beach for residents and
tourists alike, if no one can even reach
the beach, including a series of public
access points to the gulf side of the
The lack of aggressive action at the
Stump Hole is almost an argument
against the beach restoration project and
is an indictment of Tallahassee.
Time for the state to get out of the way
- it has done nothing of improvement in
its oversight of the peninsula -,and allow
a local fix, which the county has been
prepared to do for more than a year.
The fix should involve a community
conversation, however.
Spending tax dollars is a tricky
business, particularly for a county
commission lorded over by the Three
Kings and their demonstrated cavalier
attitude toward spending other people's
And spending any dollars on fixes as
permanent as the time lapse between
storms is ludicrous a permanent, or
as permanent as possible, reinforcement
of the Stump Hole area is required.
. But the question of how to address the
Stump Hole and how it should be paid
for is a local issue that should be decided
by local stakeholders, which is pretty
much every resident of the county.
The county's beaches are a significant
gear in the local economic engine, which
could use all the fuel it can get right
The county's beaches also have been
in recent years among the fastest eroding
in the state, as evidenced by the multi-
million project to restore them.,
That is a dynamic that must be figured
into any equation on how to reinforce the
Stump Hole.
And it is time to quit looking to
Tallahassee for answers. Tallahassee isn't
doing anything but gumming the works.
The county should proceed with the
bolstering of the rock formation, DEP be
If something isn't done, and done now,
about the revetment, the DEP could have
an even bigger mess on its hands when
the next storm brings the next fiasco at
the Stump Hole.
Will the permit be forthcoming when a
breach in the cape sewer line brings the

Established 1937 Serving Gulf County and surrounding areas for 70 years

Keyboard Klattering

The Safety Net

The safety net in Gulf County is
alive and well, thank you, if the pages
of recent editions of this newspaper
provide.any gauge.
As the front page of this week's B
section spotlights, there is a whole
lot of initiative fueling the private
sector to provide the kind of safety net
government seems no longer capable of
As government
budgets, or most
budgets, shrink,
too often what is
constrained are
the programs
targeting the most
vulnerable among
us, the poor, those
on fixed incomes,
Tim Croft seniors, the young.
St ews When times are
Star News tight, when any
Editor hand extended is a
hand grasped, too
often government's hand is the first to
And it becomes, more than ever,
the responsibility of the community,
the stewardship of those with more
resources, to pick up the slack, to
provide the shoulders on which the less
fortunate may stand.
Local restaurants are participating in
an effort this week to boost contributions
to the United Way. Who knew a meal
could provide community service?
The staffs atGulfCorrectionalInstitute
and North Florida Child Development
are teaming up to refurbish 200 bikes
and trikes for less fortunate children
this Christmas, and Superior Bank
helped other needy students with their
school supplies.
Dr. David Langston has created a
springboard for better educational
opportunities through his foundation's
after-school tutoring, mentoring and
motivational programs.
There is Pam Martin and her work
with the Salvation Army's Domestic
Violence Task Force, the work of Jerry
Stokoe and his People Helping People,
all the way to the Shark 100 club and
Gator Quarterback Club and their
support of the county's high school
Another significant step forward was
realized recently by the Gulf County
Community Development Corporation
in the form of a grant from the Jessie
Ball duPont Foundation to support a
host of community outreach programs
under the CDC's umbrella.
As full disclosure, I am and have
been from its creation, a member of
the board of directors of the CDC, a
volunteer group dedicated to facilitating
affordable housing as well as providing

a host of outreach initiatives in the
Be it the Christian Community
Development Fund, People Helping
People, the Earned Income Tax Credit
or Asset Building programs and others,
the organization has created a one-stop
shop of community services for those in
The grant from the Jessie Ball
duPont Foundation is significant not so
much in amount, but in demonstrated
commitment to helping construct
this nonprofit safety net on which
community sustainability can rely.
This is what the foundation was
focused on when it created the
Community Fund in recent months in
partnership with another Jacksonville-
based foundation.
Monies separate from those donated
to some dozen or more local churches
through the years, the Community Fund
is earmarked for building nonprofit
infrastructures in a community to foster
outreach to those of need.
Money that is aimed at being a hand-
up, not a hand-out, focused toward
supporting the kind of services that
match people and need, whether an
overdue utilitybill, food for the children's
dinner table, furniture for those who
can't afford a place to sit in their living
room or assistance in rehabilitating a
home in disrepair.
That the Jessie Ball duPont
Foundation took this step is noteworthy
on two levels.
One, it is a commitment in a
community that has a particular tie to
the foundation, a particular link to the
late Mrs. duPont and her desires for
how her vast wealth would be spent
after her death.
More importantly, the grant spotlights
that society's safety net, particularly in
difficult economic times, must often
be knit in the private sector, that the
answers to vexing questions of how to
assist the less fortunate, to assist those
who start life from behind, is rarelygoing
to be forthcoming from government.
The foundation has not only
provided assistance to the community,
it has provided a template for how to
muster community resources its
volunteers, its humble, good people,
its open pockets to create a better
And though these funds are
not per se aimed at faith-based
initiatives, they are based on a faith
in community, a faith in the people
who make up that community and
the people who have committed
themselves, without agenda or
potential payout, to making the
community a better place to live.
That faith and those people can be
summed up in one word: priceless.

Mary E. Takes a Flying Leap!

Well, here's what I have learned
from the Games of the XXIX Olympiad
in Beijing: Don't get in a foot race
with anyone from Jamaica. The female
Chinagymnasts apparently have found
the Fountain of Youth. If the reds flags
are flying at the beach and you're stupid
enough to get in the water, you'd be well
advised to have Michael Phelps at your
side. And there is a real country out
there somewhere named Bhutan.
I'm not sure I understand why
baseball, basketball, beach volleyball
and water polo are now Olympic
sports. I don't remember any free
throws or extra base hits on the plains
of Marathon. I suppose they are called
the "modern" games for good reason.
The contestants were in such
magnificent shape. Youth and beauty
were well served in these Olympics.
And there was just enough sprinkling
of "older folks" to give the 40-plus
crowd a ray of hope. There were plenty
of "feel-good" and "underdog' stories
to warm every heart. And enough split-
second loses and almost wins to keep
the whole thing human. We endured the
usual claims of "doping' and "counter
doping"' we've come to expect when the
whole world competes. And we found

one taekwondo guy who might have
forgotten the spiritf' of the games.
Shucks, we had enough ingredients
in this thing for a Shakespearean play
It all kinda reminded me of gully
jumping back home. It was one of
our favorite "summer" games. "Gully
jumping' was fairly high on our list of
Olympic contests because we had such
a good ditch to work with. We were
a little like the early Greeks in that
regard. We made use of the natural
We would pick a narrow place, 18
to 20 feet across. The objective was
ridiculously (and sometimes painfully)
obvious. We'd line up on the rail road
track side of the ditch, take a long
running start and try to hurl ourselves
across the open space so as to land
on the Como Road side of that wide
We naturally had rules to govern
our contests. But we kept them to a
minimum. We didn't have time for
international committees, foreign
judges, instant replays, protest boards
or world opinion. We were too busy
trying to get across the ditch! There was
no "take ofF' line, so you couldn't foul
before you started. The starting point


USPHS 518-880
Published Every Thursday at 135 West Highway 98
Port St. Joe, Florida 32456
VP/Publisher: Karen Hanes
General Manager: Ron Isbell
News Editor: Tim Croft
Circulation: James Meadors

Florida Press National Newspaper
> Association Association




Kesley Colbert
Contributing Writer

was the side of the gully. And, believe
it or not, Tommy Sexton once missed
it. He tried to get a half step closer to
the edge and stepped off the side and
fell face first down the NEAR side of
the ditch. We thought he'd broken his
cotton picking neck for sure! Buddy
Wiggleton declared it a world record in
the "short jump-long fall" category.
You could back up as far as you
wanted on the start. Speed was pretty
important if you had any hope of
propelling yourself across. And listen,
you didn't have to "clear" the ditch. The
rules only stated that you had to make

it to the other side. If you landed a little
short and hit face first into the side of
the bank all you needed was your hand
on top of the cliff. If you pulled yourself
up you were declared "on the other
side". The one hand above the rim rule
applied and was universally accepted.
If you hit face first into the bank and
bounced the twenty feet or so back into
the bottom of the ditch-you didn't
win any medals in that go around. And
you got soaking wet to boot.
We didn't need a panel of judges to
tell us who made it and who didn't.
Doping was not only legal, it was
encouraged. Everyone was seeking that
"little something extra" to give them an
edge. We'd drink a Coke-Cola before
going down to the gully. It was a good
source of quick energy. Yogi would eat
a Baby Ruth. He allowed it had more
sugar than a Coke. Dr. Pepper was
thought by some to be the best "quicker
picker upper" on the market. We didn't
know glucose from triglycerides back
in those days but I would have tried
anything short of cod liver oil if I
thought it would help me get to the
other side!
There were no silly age limits.
Richard Gooch was several years

younger than us. But we let him enter
everyday. And he could get a little over
half way across before falling into the
water. But if he was game to try no one
in our group would ever discourage
him. Leon and Nicky Joe, the oldest
two we had, tried to help. Leon grabbed
Richard by the arms, Nick got his feet
and they proceeded to "sling' him to
the other side. Tb everyone's delight, he
almost made it!
We did argue about girls in this
competition. Most of us were against
allowing them. Mary E. Pendleton
would beat us up if we didn't let the
girls play. It didn't take an executive
committee to declare them "in"! The
real problem with the girls was Emily
Scarbrough could jump that ditch! Can
you imagine our embarrassment? And
to rub salt into the wound, Emily was
a year younger than me! In our meager
comer of the universe gold medals and
worldly fame paled in comparison to
getting out jumped by a girl!
And we truly upheld the spirit of
the Olympics. Until one of us thought
we got shafted. Leon liked to roll a
crabapple across your path just as you
went to jump. Ricky Gene would get in
the ditch and hit you with a water filled
balloon as you cleared the bank. There
were no disqualifications in our games.
There were plenty of fights. We believed
like the taekwondo guy. If it wasn't
going your way, kick somebody! If you
couldn't medal in gullyjumping maybe
you could do a little better in clawing
and scratching.
There is nothing quite like the
Olympics ... unless, of course, you
consider Mary E's flying takeoff as she
attempted to hurl "all of herself' across
that ditch!


m *

Send Address Change to:
Post Office Box 308
Port St. Joe, FL 32457-0308
Phone (850) 227-1278
PORT ST. JOE, FL 32457

$24.38 YEAR- $15.90 SIX MONTHS
$33.00 YEAR $20.00 SIX MONTHS
In case of error or omissions in advertisements the
publishers do not hold themselves liable for damage
further than amount received for such advertisement.
The spoken word is given scant attention; the printed
word is thoughtfully weighed. The spoken word barely
asserts; the printed word thoroughly convinces.
The spoken word is lost; the printed word remains.


A: 3 Th- S b 4, 2 8 .' T



Visit from

Late Sunday strong winds from
Hurricane Gustav had Apalachicola
Bay and Indian Lagoon waters
surging to the west. By early Monday,
Indian Pass Road near County 30
became covered with rising waters
and vegetation and had to be closed.
For the third time in recent years,
the Indian Pass area emergency
access/evacuation route was placed
in service. Folks leaving Indian
Pass were greeted by a County
dump truck blocking Indian Pass
Road with County employee Ricky
Summers there directing them
toward the unpaved emergency
route. The emergency bypass uses
private lanes weaving through the
Indian Summer and Canoe Lane
areas. Soon, there was steady two-
way traffic flow along the temporary
Fortunately, early last week, in
anticipation of possible problems
from the approaching Gustav, the
County Public Works Department,
responding to the suggestion of
District 5 Commissioner, Jerry
Barnes, patched heavily pot-holed

areas at both ends of the emergency
route. Also Sunday evening, alert
Indian Summer residents removed
the access barriers at the west
end of Indian Summer to open the
emergency route for possible need.
By mid-day Monday, Gustav's
winds slowed, and the waters
receded. County crews then quickly
cleared the piled up debris from
Indian Pass Road to allow orderly
reopening of County Road 30-E.
County 30-E also was closed along
the Stump Hole area because of high
waves and winds from Gustav.
Boulders in the rock revetment
gave way, and the road, as it typically
does during significant storms, was
reduced to a single-lane of traffic
and then closed altogether to allow
county work crews to reinforce the
By late afternoon, the revetment
had been bolstered, and traffic was
returned to two lanes.
Thanks to local residents Debbie
Hooper, Jim Lloyd and Howard Riley
for the pictures that appear on this

-SielleIt Dental care that s so gentle & so advanced ItMian

igfn Orthodontic Tooth
Alignment W/O Braces
m r e" Certified Provider
LUm ineers Cenied Pirjvider No Shols, No Drilling,
Cosmelic Dentisiry

* Drill-less White Fillings
* IMTECU & Bicon' Mini" and Traditional Implants In One Appointment
Dental Implants
Comfort Fit Dentures & Bridges
All Natural Crowns & Bridges
Comfortable Root Canals
Revolutionary New Non-Surgical Gum Treatment
SAmerican Academy
= 4 of Cosmetic Dentistry.

Try Our New Sapphire Tooth Whiting
Only $195!

* Most Insurances Accepted! We'll Even File It For You!
* No Interest Payment Plans (Many Options Available)


319 Williams Avenue Port St. Joe
Certified Lumineers Provider and Invisaligh Provider


To Voice

An Opinion

Write To: P.O. Box 308
Port St Joe, FL 32457
Fax To:(850) 227-7212
Email To:
Comments from our readers in the form of
letters to the editor or a guest column are
solicited and encouraged. A newspaper's
editorial page should be a forum where
differing ideas and opinions are exchanged. All
letters and guest columns must be signed and
should include the address and phone number
of the author. The street address and phone
number are for verification and will not be
published. Letters must be in good taste and
The Star reserves the right to edit letters for
Correctness and style.

* invisali
start smiling
6 "9



A5 Thursday, September 4, 2008 The Star, Port St. Joe, FL Established 1937

Serving Gulf County and surrounding areas for 70 years

. . ---- I

A6 Thursday, September 4, 2008 The Star, Port St. Joe, FL Established 1 937 Serving Gulf County and surrounding areas for 70 years


and motivated are among
Vines' biggest goals. "So
often PE can be boring
for the kids, and I don't
want it to be like that,"
said Vine. "I never want
them to go out there and
do just routine exercises,
I want to do it in a game
they'll enjoy."
Vines hopes all his
students will grow to love
PE, even the shy ones for
whom athletics do not
come easily.
"The kids that are trying
to stand on the sidelines
and not be noticed, I'm
trying to seek them out,
encourage them and try
to get them in the game,"
pledged Vines.
"So far that's gone
pretty well."

Brandi Kelly
First-year teacher
Brandi Kelly exudes
youthful enthusiasm.
"Everything's new,
everything's exciting,
every day's a new
experience because I've
never done it before,"
said Wewahitchka's new
second grade teacher.
Kelly attended Mosley
High School in Lynn
Haven and graduated from
Florida State University

Despina Williams/The Star
Fresh from Florida State
University, Brandi Kelly
teaches 14 second-graders.

in 2007, with a degree in
elementary education.
She also has her English
as a Second Language
(ESL) certification.
Having outstanding
childhood mentors, like
her first and third grade
teacher Mary Miller,
inspired Kelly to enter the
education field.
Her goal at Wewahitchka
Elementary School is
simple: "To make a
difference in a child's life
is what's important."
In preparing this
year's curriculum, Kelly
will focus intently on
improving her students'
math and reading skills.
Kelly will read aloud
whenever possible, and
her students will use
manipulatives to learn
difficult math concepts.
"I focus on math a lot
because that's everybody's
weakness," she noted.
After interning in first
grade, Kelly said she was
pleased to get the second
grade assignment.
"The kids are really
at a good age," she
said. "In second grade,
they're getting to know
themselves and they
know the routine better."
In drafting her weekly
lesson plans, Kelly works
closely with second
grade colleagues Melanie
Hinote, Misty Harper and
Tracy Bowers.
She said the best
advice they've given her
is, "Just don't overwhelm
yourself. Just enjoy it,
enjoy the kids."
It is a message Kelly
has taken to heart.
"When you're working
with a student and you
see them get it, that
means a lot," she said.

Nichole Linvill
Nichole Linvill is an
experienced teacher
and a clever wordsmith,
which makes her nicely

Despina Williams/The Star
Nichole Linvill, who is
currently pursuing her read-
ing endorsement, teaches
fourth grade.

suited for Wewahitchka
Elementary's fourth
Early next year,
Linvill's students will
take the Florida Writesl
Test, which assesses
their knowledge of story
construction, word usage
and vocabulary.
To prepare them,
Linvill has pulled out
all the stops reading
books aloud, walking her
students through voice
modulation exercises
and even rapping her way
through her lessons.
A sample lyric: "Come
rap with me about
Linvill graduated from
Florida State University
with a degree in education
(grades K-9), and taught
four years at Tyndall
Elementary School.
Like her colleague
Kelly, she has her ESL
certification, and this
summer, began working
towards her reading

Linvill believes that
reading and writing go
"The quality of students'
writing directly relates to
the stories that have been
read to them," she said.
Linvill plans to expose
her students to a wide
variety of literature.
At the beginning of
the year, she gauged
her students' interests
by assigning a reading
inventory. .
As part of the inventory,
Linvill asked her students
to look through a textbook
and tell her how they'd
like to begin their year.
The students chose a unit
on animals.
"It's all about the
kids," said Linvill of her
unorthodox approach.
"You have to expose them
to the things they're not so
interested in, but I like to
give them the opportunity
to choose what to start
Linvill's teaching
mantra: "It's not my
classroom, it's our
In their first days
together, Linvill and her
students are discovering
what makes writing
Linvill has led them in
discussions on similes
and other poetic language,
including "juicy" color
Instead of saying pink,
Linvill's students now say
"bubble gum pink."
As for her talents as
a rap superstar, Linvill
said she has to "dig down
deep" to write some
rhymes, while she uses
the Internet to discover
Rhyming helps with

recall, Linvill
and taps into
"I love to s
creative side of k
incredible," she sa

Jane Creamer
Jane Creamer i
busy woman.
In addition
duties as Wewa
Elementary's new
pathologist, sh
serves Wewah
middle and high s
Gulf Academy, Pr
Head Start.
Calhoun County, C
graduated from
State University
with a degree in
Since grad
she has taught
reading and the ti
mentally hand
in schools in
Calhoun and J
At Wewa
Elementary, she v
the newly formed
Program, compris
kids in second
eighth grades.
Working in a
differentiated cla

Despina William
Speech patholo
Creamer divides I
between Wewahitcl
mentary, middle a
schools, Gulf Acader
and Headstart.

P)ro-;!.., page 0 IA

noted, students have Down's
student syndrome, autism,
Asberger's syndrome and
see the other challenges will
iids. It's allow Creamer to use
aid. her training in assistive
A Local Assistive
is a very Technology Specialist
(LATS), Creamer uses
to her cutting edge technology
hitchka to address a variety
speech of communication
e also disorders.
itchka's For instance,
schools, communication boards,
e-K and whichfeaturepictureicons
and voice output systems,
from are highly effective in
Creamer helping autistic students
Florida communicate.
in 1995 "Autism is very
speech challenging," said
Creamer. "They can
dating, understand what you say,
speech, but they can't verbalize
rainably back to you."
icapped Technology like
Liberty, communication boards
Jackson which can help a child
vocalize common requests
ihitchka like "I want a turn" give
vorks in students greater access to
Bridges their environment, making
led of 11 them less dependent on
through others.
"There's a lot of
highly learned helplessness,"
assroom noted Creamer, who
believes students must
be encouraged in order to
"You've got to find
motivators for kids who
are not used to sitting
.. down and doing the
work," she said.
-. Though her schedule
sometimes leaves her
feeling overwhelmed,
Creamer is happy to be in
is/The Star Gulf County.
gist Jane "Six schools is a
her time challenge, but I love
hka ele- challenges," she said.
nd high "That's what makes life
my, e interesting."

5 Star

Collision Centre'


Phone (850) 229-STAR
770 Hwy. 98 FAX # (850) 227-9898
Port St. Joe, FL 32456 MV # 41279

'o a f to tlnia n5 '..

,V/'i iL,..32L c ar ) ; '9r .'. .
u i"


7 Gaskin-Graddy Insurance Agency, Inc.

Homeowners Insurance

Automotive Insurance
Health Insurance

156 2nd Ave, PO. Box 157 Wewahitchka Fl 32465-0157
(850) 639-5077 (850) 639-2553 1-800-782-6802
Fax (850) 639-5078

Serving the Panhandle Since 1931

Thank you Gulf County Voters
who supported my candidacy for re-election as Superintendent of Schools. I am
deeply appreciative to those who worked tirelessly on my behalf, who displayed
support with signs on their property, generously provided financial assistance,
and welcomed me into their homes.

A special thank you goes to my wife, DeAnn, our daughter, Kaley, and our son,
Walt. They made many sacrifices during this election because they knew how
important this race was for the students of Gulf County and how much I want to
continue to serve as superintendent. I also want to thank our parents and families
for their love and devotion and support.

I am blessed with a wonderful school board, a supportive staff, as well as our
administrators and educators throughout the county schools. Thank you so much

for your patience and efforts on
my behalf.

I will continue to work very hard
each and every day for all of Gulf

Treasure Life,

Tim Wilder
Superintendent of Schools

UE if 11 I


The "It's Only Another Beer"
Black and Tan

8 oz. pilsner lager
8 oz. stout lager
1 frosty mug
1 icy road
1 pick-up truck
110-hour day
1 tired worker
A few rounds with the guys

Mix ingredients.
Add 1 totalled vehicle.

Never underestimate 'just a few.'
Buzzed driving is drunk driving.

aoe "'

Call Us Before You Buy One.

H ANNCN You're in good hands.

Phone (850) 227-1133

Serving Gulf County and surrounding areas for 70 years


I 5w


A6 Thursday, September 4, 2008 The Star, Port St. Joe, FIL Established 1937

MIC M-1.01rg


Established 1 937 Servjna Gulf County and surround jng areas for 70 years The Star, Port St. Joe, FL Thursday, September 4, 2008 A7

administrative office in the
Robert Moore Annex in Port
St. Joe, behind the Gulf
County Courthouse.
People may also call the
administrative office and
request that an application
packet be sent by e-mail to
Completed applications
must be returned to the
County Commissioners
administrative office, either
through the mail or hand-
delivered, by 5 p.m. ET on
Sept. 26.
Applicants are cautioned
not to contact any member
of the Gulf County Board
of County Commissioners

From page 1A
regarding their requests,
because commissioners will
vote on the requests in the
future. All contacts should
be channeled through the
administrative office.
Hardman said the county's
fire departments, emergency
management services and
corrections had already
received their portion of the
impact fees. The remainder
is the $70,000.
'This $70,000 was
county-wide, was anybody's
pot," Hardman said. "The
problem was to decide whose
pot it would be. We've made
this process just as fair as it
absolutely can be."

Gulf County Impact

Fees projects applications

Open to the public
Deadline: Sept. 26, 2008 by 5 p.m. ET
Available at the Gulf County Board of County
Commissioners administrative office in the Robert
Moore Annex in Port St. Joe, behind the Gulf County

APD Prepares to

Implement Waiver Tiers

The Agency for Persons
with Disabilities (APD) will
implement the legislatively-
mandated Medicaid waiver
tiers on Oct. 1. Earlier this
month, a challenge to APD's
authority to implement
the required changes to
the Medicaid waiver was
The challenge delayed the
agency's implementation
from the original July 1 date.
Now the agency is moving
forward with notifying APD
customers and their waiver
support coordinators of the
new start date.
Letters will be mailed
within the week to notify each
customer of the waiver for
which they qualify.
In 2007, the Florida
Legislature required APD
to create four new Medicaid
developmental disability
waivers called tiers. The
Legislature established
criteria for each of the four
waiver tiers.
The criteria cover the
individual's needed level
of service, along with other
important characteristics,
and the person's current
living situation. The new tier
system establishes financial
limits for three of the tiers.

Tier One No cap
Tier Two Cap of $55,000
Tier Three Cap of $35,000
Tier Four Cap of $14,792
Director of the Agency
for Persons with Disabilities
Jim DeBeaugrine said,
"Most people will not see any
service reductions when the
new tiers begin on October
1. However,, for those who
will need to reduce services,
we understand this may be a
difficult time. We urge them
to immediately contact their
waiver support coordinator
to begin the process. Those
individualswill need additional
support from the agency, their
families, and the community
to make adjustments."
Those APD customers
affected by a cap will select
the services that are most
important to them then work
with their waiver support
coordinator to update their
service plan by September 10.
The agency annually serves
about 35,000 Floridians with
developmental disabilities of
mental retardation, autism,
cerebral palsy, spina bifida,
and Prader-Willi syndrome.
For more information on the
agency, call 1-866-APD-CARES
or visit www.apd.myflorida.

State Still Holding Up County

on Stump Hole Improvements

By Marie Logan
Star Staff Writer

At the Aug. 26 county
commission meeting,
commissioners Billy
Traylor and Bill Williams
were absent, due to county
elections also being held
that night.
Traylor was on the
canvassing board and
Williams was a candidate.
Three county Planning
and Development
Regulation Board (PDRB)
recommendations were
passed, one for a 30-unit
subdivision on 1,650 acres
in Howard Creek; one for a
variance at a residence in
Howard Creek; and one for
a 39-lot recreational vehicle
park (Sutton RV Park) in
Wewahitchka. All passed by
a vote of 3-0.
By a unanimous vote,
commissioners tabled
action regarding the issue
of a more stringent county
building code, specifically
use of OSB versus plywood
and two-by-four lumber
versus two-by-six inch
lumber. They decided to
re-address the issues when
the full board was present.
County administrator
Don Butler told the board
that Florida Department of
Environmental Protection
(FDEP) would not expedite
the county's permit to re-
enforce the Stump Hole,
even though the county
spent $2.6 million last
year to re-enforce it, Butler
The area, located at the


and get The Star
delivered to your door!
Call 227-1278
or stop by our office at
135 W Hwy 98
in the Port City Shopping Center




For a limited time, Prosperity Bank is offering an exceptional rate on a
10-month CD. Take advantage of this special offer and get some GOOD NEWS!

Port St. Joe Banking Center
401 Cecil G. Costin Sr. Blvd.

*Annual percentage yield (APY) is effective 8/15/08. This special certificate of deposit offer can be withdrawn
at any time and is not available for public funds or brokerage accounts. Fees may reduce earnings. Offer for
new personal deposits only. Penalty may apply for early withdrawal. $250,000 is the maximum deposit allowed
in this account. Member FDIC Equal Housing Lender

': ,,m. *

south end of St. Joseph
Peninsula and Cape San
Blas, has been a major
problem for years, due to
erosion and damage from
According to Butler, it
could take DEP one year
to issue the permit to add
larger boulders to the rock
pile already in place along
the Gulf side of S.R./C.R.
The two-lane road is the
only access to St. Joseph
Peninsula, and washes out
in every major storm.
Butler reported that state
Rep. Jimmy Patronis (R-
Panama City) suggested the
county send a very detailed
letter to Gov. Charlie Crist,

explaining the situation at
the Stump Hole and asking
for help to get the DEP
Butler also asked the
board to go ahead and
go out for bids on the
reinforcement work,
citing approaching storm
Hurricane Gustav as a
reason for concern.
He reminded the board
that they could always
reject the bids later and
would not be bound by the
process at that point.
Gulf County Emergency
Management Director
Marshall Nelson reported
on the aftermath of
Tropical Storm Fay, which
had passed by Gulf County

just days before.
"We were very, very lucky
through this event," Nelson
Then he updated the
board on the latest reports
concerning approaching
storm Gustav, which at
the time was forecasted to
enter the Gulf of Mexico and
make landfall somewhere
around the Texas-Louisiana
That track proved
accurate and high waves
and water along the Gulf
County coast washed out
both Indian Pass Road and
the Stump Hole, closing
both roads for a period of
time on Monday.

Contributed Photo Debbie Hooper

2nd CDBG Public Hearing

The City of Port St Joe is applying to the Florida Department of Community Affairs
(DCA) for a grant under the Neighborhood Revitalization category in the amount up to
$650,000 under the Small Cities Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program.
For each activity that is proposed, at least 70% of the funds must benefit low and moderate
income persons. The proposed project will constitute Phase III of the North Port St. Joe Sewer
Improvements and will replace sewers in Avenues B and C between Martin Luther King Blvd.
and North Park Ave. in North Port St Joe.


Sewer Improvements



The City has an adopted anti-displacement and relocation plan; however, no displacement
of persons is anticipated at this time. As this is a project that involves work confined to the
City's rights of way, no displacement will be required. If relocation assistance is required as
a result of the project, the City will provide assistance as indicated in the policy.
A public hearing to provide citizens an opportunity to comment on the application
will be held at the Port St. Joe City Commission Meeting Room in City Hall, located at 305
Cecil Costin, Sr., Blvd., Port St Joe, FL 32456, at 5:30pm on Tuesday, September 16th,
2008. A draft copy of the application will be available for review at that time. A final draft
copy of the application will be made available at the City's Grant Coordinator's office on
Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:30am and 4:30pm by September 8th. The
application will be submitted to DCA on or around September 25th to 30th. To obtain
additional information concerning the application and the public hearing, contact Charlotte
Pierce, Grants Coordinator, at the City Hall, 305 Cecil Costin, Sr., Blvd. or by phone at (850)
The public hearing is being conducted in a handicapped accessible location. Any
handicapped person requiring an interpreter for the hearing impaired or the visually
impaired should contact Pauline Pendarvis, City Clerk, at the City Hall, 305 Cecil Costin, Sr.,
Blvd. or by phone at (850) 229-8261 at least five calendar days prior to the meeting and an
interpreter will be provided. Any non-English speaking person wishing to attend the public
hearing should contact Pauline Pendarvis, City Clerk, at the City Hall, 305 Cecil Costin, Sr.,
Blvd. or by phone at (850) 229-8261 at least five calendar days prior to the meeting and
a language interpreter will be provided. To access a Telecommunication Device for Deaf
persons, (TDD) please call (850) 229-1227. Any handicapped person requiring special
accommodation at this meeting should contact Pauline Pendarvis, City Clerk, at the City
Hall, 305 Cecil Costin, Sr., Blvd. or by phone at (850) 229-8261, at least five calendar days
prior to the meeting.
Pursuant to Section 102 of the HUD Reform Act of 1989, the following disclosures will
be submitted to DCA with the application. The disclosures will be made available by the City
of Port St Joe and DCA for public inspection upon request. These disclosures will be available
on and after the date of submission of the application and shall continue to be available for
a minimum period of five years.
1. Other government (federal, state and local) assistance to the project in the form of a gift,
grant, loan, guarantee,-insurance payment, rebate, subsidy, credit, tax benefit, or any
other form of direct or indirect benefit by source and amount;
2. The identities and pecuniary interests of all developers, contractors, or consultants
involved in the application for assistance or in the planning or development of the
project or activity;
3. The identities and pecuniary interests of any other persons with a pecuniary interest
in the project that can reasonably be expected to exceed $50,000 or 10% of the grant
request (whichever is lower);
4. For those developers, contractors, consultants, property owners, or others listed in two
(2) or three (3) above which are corporations, or other entities, the identification and
pecuniary interests by corporation or entity of each officer, director, principal stockholder,
or other official of the entity;
5. The expected sources of all funds to be provided to the project by each of the providers
of those funds and the amount provided; and
6. The expected uses of all funds by activity and amount.


Publish September 4 2008

wanawanasmwsuam immuem*

........... Tnnj

The Star, Port St. Joe, FL Thursday, September 4, 2008 A7

Established 1937 Serving Gulf County and surrounding areas for 70 years

............ .... .. J w .

Serving Gulf County and surrounding areas for 70 years

A8 Thursday, September 4, 2008 The Star, Port St. Joe, FL Established 1937

Lanter Pleased

_ @ with Gators' Effort

New Date for MBARA

Kingfish Tournament

Miss Kingfish
The MBARA has announced that the 12th Annual Mexico
Beach Artificial Reef Association Kingfish Tournament that
was cancelled due to tropical storm Fay has now been
rescheduled for Sept. 13. Ron Childs, Tournament Director,
said "We are going to crank it up again and go hard on the
13th. We will still have big Captains' Party on Friday night
and the fish fry and dance on Saturday night at Toucans.
"Our door prizes are going to be amazing including a
one thousand dollar Penn International Rod and Reel. It will
be raffled for a five dollar ticket."
Entry fees are $150 per boat and you can fish as many
people as you like on the boat. More information can be
obtained from Ron Childs at

Port St. Joe High School
Lady Tiger Sharks Volleyball 2008

Date Day Opponent Location Time (EST)


Thursday Liberty County*
Saturday Chipley Tour.

Monday Bozeman
Thursday Open
Tuesday Wewahitc]
Thursday West Gads
Saturday GCCC Toi
Tuesday Open
Thursday Rutherfor
Tuesday Liberty Co


Away 5:00/6:00
Away 8:00 a.m.
Away 5:00/6:00


d Home
county* Home

9:00 a.m.



Thursday Franklin Cty
Tuesday West Gadsden*
Thursday Franklin Cty
Tuesday Wewahitchka*
Thursday Rutherford
Monday Bozeman
Thursday Open

Away 5:00/6:00
Home 5:00/6:00
Home 5:00/6:00
Home 5:30/6:30
Away 5:00/6:00
Home 5:00/6:00

28 Tuesday District Tour. Liberty County lvs4 5:00
2vs3 7:00
30 Thursday District Tour. Liberty County 6:00

6th Annual C-Quarters Marina Kingfish Shootout

Residents in the Big Bend region have gathered every year, for the past five years, to paddle out, cast a line and combat
the disease that is diagnosed in 121 Americans every day.
Not only is Crowder Excavation's Kingfish Shootout a chance to enjoy the outdoors and interact with members of the
community, but also to remember friends and family who have been affected by leukemia. Boats will shove off from the
C-Quarters Marina in Carrabelle to raise money and awareness for the Leukemia Research Foundation. For many, this
is a fun weekend of fishing, scheduled this year for September 26-28.'For leukemia supporters this event is especially
significant, as its contributions have benefited pivotal research and will likely exceed the $500,000 mark this year.
As "the disease that does not discriminate," leukemia affects all races, any gender, at any time. Leukemia, or cancer of
the blood, accounts for about 33 percent of cancer cases in children aged 0-14 and is 10 times more prevalent in adults
than in children. Someone is diagnosed with a form of this disease every five minutes.
Years ago, Lisa Crowder Jackson was that someone. A dynamic and admired Crowder family member, Lisa's
memory and passion for life are the inspiration behind the Kingfish Shootout created six years ago by her father,
Jimmie Crowder. By funding leukemia research, lives like Lisa's might be saved and the quality of life of those
diagnosed can be improved.
All profits from the tournament go directly to the Leukemia Research Foundation. To register for the 6th Annual Kingfish
Shootout in Carrabelle September 26-28, please visit

By Brad Milner
Florida Freedom
Wewahitchka High
football Coach Todd Lanter
has much to be proud of
after Friday.
Of course, the matchup
with Tallahassee FAMU was
a kickoff classic and had no
bearing on the standings.
However, the Gators stood
tall for two quarters with the
Baby Rattlers, who finished
runner-up in Class 1B last
season. And even though the
end result was a 33-8 defeat,
Lanter said the classic left
much to build upon.
"You know we could play
a team we could beat and
have great film to watch,"
Lanter said. "But I don't
want that. I will play FAMU
every year to see how much
better we can be."
Wewa's offense was
sluggish early with Lanter
rotating quarterbacks Cody
Wade and Beau McCorvey
on each possession. Wade,
the probable starter for the
Sept. 12 opener against
South Walton, took over
for most of the second half.
He showed good pocket
presence, but made more
of an impact on the ground
than through the air, with
Wewa's only score coming
on his 23-yard scramble in
the fourth quarter.
Wade, a junior, had 66
yards on 13 carries, but
he was only 1 of 10 for 6
yards passing. McCorvey, a
sophomore, completed 1 of
2 passes and scored on a 2-
point conversion run.
"If I had to pick a starter
right now it would be
Wade because he's more
experienced," Lanter said.
"But McCorvey played his
butt off."
Wewa's offense had spurts,
including a 26-yard run
by Colton Price in the first
half and 64 yards rushing
from Chance Knowles, but
the overwhelming theme of

the night was one of missed
chances. The Gators had
the ball inside the FAMU
10-yard line three times but
failed to score on each trip.
FAMU was careless with
the football, fumbling the
ball away twice in the first
half. Each time Wewa was
forced to punt on its ensuing
possession by a stern FAMU
defense. FAMU also fumbled
in the third quarter, but
recovered on fourth down.
As fate would have it, punter
Alex Williams bobbled the
snap, took off for 27 yards
and pitched to Marcellus
Hawkins, who took it the
final 25 for the score.
It was one of the few plays
Lanter said his team was
lazy on. Another came on
the final touchdown of the
FAMU held a 13-0 lead
at halftime on Donte' Payne
touchdown runs of 2 and 7
yards. The first score capped
an eight-play, 84-yard drive,
all on the.ground. His second
came after a botched Wewa
punt that set up the Baby
Rattlers at the Gator 47.
Payne, who led all rushers
with 106 yards, provided.
the dagger with a 58-yard
score down the left sideline
on FAMU's first possession
of the second half.
Wewa had better
production in the second
half, but the task was made
more difficult when one of
FAMU's reserves was its best
player, Willie Farrell. The
LSU verbal commitment
didn't play in the first three
quarters due to disciplinary
"The difference this year is
we don't have anything that
isn't fixable," Lanter said.
"Last year it was all broken.
They (the Baby Rattlers)
could have beaten us 100-
0 last year if they wanted
to, but they turned it off.
Tonight, I think they played
as hard as they could."

Fr ophi e &PI a le~~kabinct.5


T- 9 hirts J 2atP

B adcock 15 Cecil Costin Sr. Blvd.
acico Pt. St. Joe, FL 32456
B dc oc 850-229-6195
HO M EFURNITURE Fax 850-229-5329
I LLxJL mr 20291 Central Ave. W.
Blountstown, FL 32424
iTI, 850 674-4359
Fax 850 237-2000
Q m.

bp m H,_, 'me Accessories & Fine Gifts
I 328 Reid Avenue
One Block east of Hwy 98
Port St Joe, FL 32456
S. Fax: 227-3639
2203 . Mon Sat 10 AM 5 PM est

Auto Insurance Free Quotes


eA/)ve Gof Your 9i n!





^ aasissssmsKaaf.w/.muW.iZ

Established 1 937 Serving Gulf County and surrounding areas for 70 years The Star, Port St. Joe, FL Thursday, September 4, 2008 A9

Tiger Sharks Tame Tigers

Photo Tim Croft/The Star
Darrell Smith (No. 6) rushed for 42 yards and a touchdown and returned a punt 74 yards
for touchdown.

By Tim Croft
Star News Editor
Some traditions
remain unaffected by
seasonal or coaching
Big plays and defense
and Port St. Joe High
School football would be
a fine example.
The Tiger Sharks took
advantage of big plays
from its trio of returning
backs to build a huge
early lead and glided
easily past Chipley 31-14
in a Kickoff Classic on
Friday night.
Sophomore Calvin
Prybr turned a rolling
punt into a spectacular
touchdown return and
set up another score
with an interception on
the next play.
Senior fullback Greg
Farmer rushed for 86
yards in seven carries
and junior Darrell
Smith returned another
punt for a touchdown as
Port St. Joe athletically
overwhelmed the Tigers.
The Tiger Sharks,
who open the season
at Tallahassee Florida
High next Friday, had
113 first half yards to
Chipley's 24 even though
the Tigers enjoyed an
advantage in time of
The Port St. Joe
defense held Chipley to
minus-11 yards rushing
for the half and just 19
yards on the ground
through the first three
quarters, after which the

Pnoto 7Ym uroftl/ne Star
Quarterback Tyrone Dawson (No. 2) was 2 for 7 for 38 yards against Chipley.

Shark 100 Club

Kick Off New Season

Tiger Sharks substituted
At that point, Pryor,
Farmer and Smith had
staked Port St. Joe
to more than enough
After being held to
three-and-out on its
first possession, Chipley
punted; a rolling kick
that Pryor initially
backed away from.
Suddenly he leaned
forward and scooped
the ball up with his
left hand at midfield.
He bolted down the left
sideline where he picked
up a crushing block
from Smith and went in
for the touchdown.
On the next play from
scrimmage, a pass
from Chipley's Scott
Redfield went through
his receiver's hands
and into Pryor's, Pryor
taking it from the Tiger
47 to the 7.
Smith went over the
right side and after
LeGrand McLemore,
perfect on the night,
nailed the extra point it
was 14-0.
Chipley running
back Jaquez Givens
was tackled in the end
zone midway through
the second quarter to
put Port St. Joe up 16-
0 and Smith returned
the free kick 74 yards
for a touchdown, getting
around Chipley's left
perimeter and out-
racing everybody to the
end zone.

Chipley had its
opportunities, but
wasted each one.
Penalties nipped two
budding drives and a
wide open Colby Hartzog
dropped a pass from
Raffield while sprinting
behind the defense.
Neither team did
much early in the third
quarter until Port St.
Joe marched 87 yards in
nine plays.
Farmer set the tone
on a 37-yard scamper on
the second play of the
drive and Smith swept
around right end for 27
more yards to set up a 4-
yard run by Pryor.
McLemore's extra
point ended the scoring
for the Tiger Sharks.
Chipley scored twice
in the final quarter
against the Port St. Joe
second team, once on
the ground, once in the
"I really liked the
effort on special teams,"
said Port St. Joe's first-
year head coach Vern
Barth. "I didn't like
some of the execution
on our blocking. We
are going to have really
break this film down
and get better going into
next week."
Bayside Lumber
272 Commerce Drive
Your Building
Materials Headquarters

Members of the Shark 100 kicked off the new scholastic sports season this week with Port
St. Joe High School's Kickoff Classic set for Friday night.
Members of the club include: Tonya Nixon, Prosperity Bank; Darius Chambers, Piggly
Wiggly; Michael Hammond, Preble Rish; Hiram Nix, Bayside Savings Bank; Gena Johnson,
Preble Rish; Aaron Farnsley, Farnsley Financial Consultants; Ralph Roberson, Roberson
& Friedman, PA.; Clay Smallwood, Preble Rish (for the golf team); Jerry Gaskin, Vision
Bank; Mel Magidson, Mel Magidson, Jr., Attorney at Law; Kenny Peak, Carpet Country; Bo
Patterson, Bo Knows Pest Control; Becky Norris, Clerk of Court; Willie Ramsey, Ramseys'
Printing and Office Supply.

Gulf Franklin Youth

Soccer Fall Registration

Port St Joe Youth Soccer last day of
registration for the fall soccer season will
be held on Saturday Sept. 6 from 9 a.m.
until 1 p.m., at the STAC House. The STAC
House is located on 8th street in Port St
Joe. Boys and Girls ages 4 to 14 (8th
grade) are invited to play soccer. Players
must be at least 4 years old before Aug.

1 in order to play. Bring a copy of your
child's birth certificate to the registration.
No experience is necessary.
Coaches, referees and sponsors are
needed. Please sign up at the time of
We are looking forward to another great
season. Come join us!

Exotic teak furniture and Asian antiques for the eclectic soul
Hours: Monday through Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Sunday 10am-4pm

203 U.S. Highway 98 Eastpoint, Florida 32328
Visit us at
Phone: 850-670-1003 r



CALL 997-1978


The Star, Port St. Joe, FL Thursday, September 4, 2008 A9

Established 1937 Serving Gulf County and surrounding areas for 70 years

A WW"T.; 1, , t A.", 1'., - ( : ; f` : L r : I i: V,

Al 0 Thursday, September 4, 2008 The Star, Port St. Joe, FL Established 1 937 Serving Gulf County and surrounding areas for 70 years

Catfish Classic

.. .

Photo Marie Logan/The Star
Heading to the scales with a big catch.

Serious Injury & Death Cases

202 Marina Drive, Suite 302,
Port St. Joe


Melvin, Lee, Crutchfield
among winners at Catfish
John Melvin snagged the
biggest fish and dollar prize
and Jamie Lee took home the
series prize as the summer
Apalachicola fishing series
came to a close last Saturday
with the Florida Catfish
Classic at Gaskin Park in
Jeff Crutchfield was also
a big winner, finishing third
in the flathead category and,
with his son Curtis and
friend Timothy Ake, reeling
in the most pounds at the,
Catfish Classic, with 121.42
total pounds for their boat.
Melvin took home $1,500
for snagging a 33.83 pound
flathead, the heaviest fish
brought to the scale in any
Melvin's fish was almost
six pounds heavier than one
reeled in by runner-up Joe
Walker, whose fish weighed
Lee, who had tough luck
on Saturday, nonetheless
finished with 534.96 pounds
of fish caught during the
seven-tournament summer
river fishing series and took

home $1,000.
Kel Setterich, with a fish
of 8.94 pounds, won the
channel catfish division and
Blake Kemp took the
kids division with a channel
catfish of 7.93 pounds and
Cynthia Sumner won the
ladies division with a fish
weighing 17.41 pounds.
Complete results:
Flathead division:
1. John Melvin, 33.83
pounds, $1,500; 2. Joe
Walker, 28.06, $1,000; 3.
Jeff Crutchfield, 27.87,
$750; 4. Lonnie Langford,
23.90, $500; 5. David Byrd,
22.75, $250.
Channel catfish division:
1. Kel Setterich, 8.94,
$1,000; 2. Ken Meer, 2.77,
$750; 3. Eddie Kemp, 2.71,
$500; 4. Harold Snider,
2.46, $400; 5. Eddie Kemp,
1.20, $200.
Ladies division:
1. Cynthia Sumner, 17.41,
$250; 2. Teresa Brown, 9.50,
$175; 3. Linda Worthington,
9.36, $125.
Kids division:
1. Blake Kemp, 7.93,
$325; 2. Peter Setterich,
5.90, $300.
- I r r

rnoto marie Logani ne star
Rods and reels went to a number of children as prizes for
competing in the Florida Catfish Classic.

-, .
Photo Marie Logan/The Star
The winners in the Flathead division of the Florida
Catfish Classic.

Photo Marie Logan/The Star
The winners in the Channel catfish division.

The two winners in the Kids division.

Store Hours
Monday thru Sunday
8:00 AM to 5:00PM
340 Marina Drive, Port St. Joe, FL
(850) 227-9393
Open 7 Days A Week


T. J

0 E






Men's, Women's

& Children's


Clothing & Footwear




Bringing in New inventory.

All current Stock must go!

Pay attention
to the beach
flag system
and know surf
before you go
into the water!

.. .. 7, -: .,.. ,.,--- "

The Ladies division winners.

rnoto Marie Logan/ lie star

5KI R-un/WalK *USATF Certified*
Saturday, September 21, Zoo0
8:oo A.M. (EST)
Constitution Convention ParK
Port 't. Joe, FL
T-shirts to first 100 registered
Awards: $50 to Overall M/F
$25 to Masters M/F
$25 to Top Dog

Fee: $65 in advance/$2o0 dal of race (nonrefundable)
Register @ detail.cfm?event id= 1(iolo21
or by mail
-ace Da-y Registration: Begins at 1:00 A.M. (EST) at the park
Dogs: Permitted, on short, fixed length leashes onlj
Festival with B'ooths, Pet Contests, CK-q Demo and Food
*Hotel Discounts for Runners-Gulf Co. Chamber of Commerce-2271-1223

FRac~e Info-C-all T. Mercuri, Z /7-(oq4o,
Map @


Age: M_ F_

T-shirt size (circle one)



Large X-Large

Waiver: I assume all risKs associated with participation in this event, included but not limited to: falls, contact with other participants or
dogs. effects of weather, traffic, and road conditions, such risKs being Known and appreciated bj me. I have read and understand this
waiver and release all representatives and successors from all claims or liabilities of any Kind arising from my participation in the Paws
in the Park 5)K Fun and Walk.



(parent or guardian if under I yjrs.)
Make checKs payable to St. Toseph Bay Humane 'ocietj, and Mail to:
Paws in the ParK 5K, P.O. Box ~6,o, Port $t. Joe, FL 32q57

F Serving Gulf County and surrounding areas for 70 years


Al 0 Thursday, September 4, 2008 The Star, Port St. Joe, FL Established 1937



Bow Wow Bash 10OB

Obituaries 4B

Social News 2-3B

Fstanhlichedd 1937

* .Srvina Gulf county and surrounding areas for 70 years The Star, Port St. Joe, FL

* Thursday. September 4, 2008 SECTION B

On behalf
of the Gulf
County School
district, Port St.
Joe Elementary
School principal
Ramsey accepts
more than
a thousand
school supplies
collected by
Port St. Joe's
Bank. Joining
Ramsey are
Superior Bank
assistant vice
president Sam
Tyus, Tenecia
Maegen Jones,
Carla Johnson
and Jolynne


Superior Bank
Gathers Supplies
for Local Students
By Despina Williams
Star Staff Writer

Though needy children receive free
public education, they often can't
afford the school supplies many of
their fellow students take for grant-
To help level the playing field,
Superior Bank branches in Northwest
Florida have launched the '"Tools -for
Schools" campaign, which places
needed supplies in the hands of dis-
advantaged school children.
Superior Bank's Port St. Joe
branch has partnered with the Gulf
County school district to identify
specific needs in the county, from
rest mats to backpacks, Kleenex and
The bank has compiled a list of
needed supplies to distribute to its
customers and will accept donations

A receptacle, currently being deco-
rated by Port St. Joe Elementary
School art students, will be placed in
the bank lobby.
hin the two weeks since launching
the "Tools for Success" campaign,
Superior Bank has collected more
than a thousand items with an esti-
mated value of $1,081.54.
"We got off to a great start. We'd
like to thank everyone in this com-
munity who donated," said Superior
Bank assistant vice president Sam
Tyus noted that the year-round
supply donations will be a boon to
teachers as well, who might be strug-
gling to equip their rooms, given
recent budget cuts and a lagging
Gulf County Schools
Superintendent Tim Wilder, recently
re-elected for a second term, thanked
Tyus and his staff for their generos-
"We appreciate our relationship
with Superior Bank and their will-
ingness to help the children of Gulf
County," he said.



Supplies needed
Gulf County Schools
request the following items:
* Backpacks (no rolling
* Crayola crayons (8- and
* Crayola markers
* Colored pencils
* Composition books (wide-
* Divider tabs
* Germ-X
* Glue (Elmer's School)
* Glue sticks
* Highlighters
* Kleenex
* Notebook paper (regular-
and wide-ruled, loose leaf)
* Notebooks (wide-ruled,
single subject spiral)
* Pencils Gumbo and No. 2
with erasers)
* Pens (blue, black or red)
* Pocket folders
* Rest mats
* Scientific calculators (TI-30
* Scissors (Fiskars blunt and
regular tip)
* Ziploc bags (quart or
* 3-ring binders (2" rings)
* 3-ring notebooks with
subject dividers
Items may be dropped off
at Superior Bank, 418 Cecil
G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port St..
Joe, Florida 32456. For more
information, call Sam Tyus ai
1850) 227-1416.


i '! .-"

Charity Asks

Residents to

'Dine United'

By Despina Williams
Star Staff Writer

It was an offer 17 area restaurants couldn't refuse.
For its 2008 campaign kickoff, the United Way of
Northwest Florida will increase customer traffic into
participating restaurants on Thursday, Sept. 4.
In return, restaurant owners will donate a portion
of the day's proceeds or in some cases, a flat con-
tribution to the United Way.

To promote
the "Dine United"
event, United Way
has staged a media
blitz, with partner-
ing media organi-
zations contribut-
ing free on-air and
print advertising
that encourages
dining at partici-
pating restaurants.
the United Way has
benefited the most
from employee
payroll deductions
at businesses and
other agencies that
support United
Way's efforts.
The United Way
provides financial
support to a num-
ber of local nonprof-
it agencies, includ-
ing the Gulf County
Senior Citizens
Association and

Area restaurants participating
in United Way's "Dine United"

* Dockside Cafe and Raw Bar
* Gracie O'Malley's
* Killer Seafood
* Loggerhead Grill
* Mango Marley's
* Maxine's
" Palm Tree Books
SPetals 'N Things
" Prickly Pears
" Sunset Coastal Grill
The Lazy Grouper
" The Thirsty Goat
* Two Crabs Seafood
* Amanda's Bistro
* Fish House
* Regan's Pub and Oyster
* Harry A's

Gulf County Association for Retarded Citizens.
In conceiving "Dine United," United Way sought to
expand its reach into the restaurant industry, which
has a higher rate of employee turnover than other
United Way sponsors.
"We were trying to think about how we could go
after an industry, where we could offer something and
get in and out with a clean process," said Ron Sharpe,
United Way of Northwest Florida's Regional Resource
Development Director.
Sharpe said the response has been overwhelmingly
"The feedback we're hearing from the restaurants,
is 'Why would we not?'" he said.
Restaurants can designate local organizations to
receive their donations, or they can go towards United
Way's general fund.
At the end of this year's fundraising campaign
- Nov. 13 is the tentative deadline an executive
committee will review requests from area nonprofit
organizations and distribute the funds.
This year, United Way has set a $58,000 goal for
Gulf County. Last year, United Way raised $56,000,
up from $38,000 in 2006.
Sharpe will be making frequent appearances in
Gulf County between now and November.
He will give a presentation to Gulf County employ-
ees on Sept. 11 and will remain at the courthouse the
entire day to answer any questions.
Gulf County employees gave $2,816 last year in
donations and payroll deductions.
The leading contributors to last year's campaign
were the Gulf County Correctional Instiution (con-
tributing $10,138), Arizona Chemical ($8,756) and
Vision Bank ($4,240).
To make a financial contribution to the United
Way of Northwest Florida or for more information,
contact Ron Sharpe at (850) 215-6749 or (850) 348-

Bikes for Boys and Girls

Doubles Donations Goal

Gulf Correctional Institute's
warden, Randy Tifft, and North
Florida Child Development
Inc.'s executive director, Sharon
Gaskin, are entering into the
second annual "Bikes for Boys
and Girls of Gulf County 2008"
Their goal for last year was
100; this year, it is 200 bikes.
North Florida Child
Development Inc. will be
receiving donations of money,
bicycles, parts and supplies to
rebuild trikes and bikes collected
by GCI, which will utilize inmate
labor to restore the bicycles to
The financial functions for this
project will be administered by
NFCD Inc. If your organization
wishes to participate, you may
contact Sharon Gaskin at North
Flbrida Child Development
Inc. by e-mailing sgaskin@ to get a copy

of the tax-deductible donation
form. Upon receipt of a donation
to "Bikes for Boys and Girls
of Gulf County 2008," your
organization becomes eligible
to make recommendations for
children in your catchment area
to receive a bike for Christmas.
Your recommendations can be
given to the guidance counselor
at each Gulf County school
district site.
The distribution of the bikes
will be held Dec. 20 at Lake
Alice Park prior to the Annual
Christmas parade, sponsored
by the City of Wewahitchka, and
prior to the third annual "Lights
in Lake Alice Park," sponsored
by the Wewahitchka Women's
Club Inc.
If you or your organization
would like to participate, there
are several ways in which you
may do so:
Inventory your own

Donate new or used ones.
Drop off the bicycles at the
designated fire stations.
Drop off parts or supplies
to restore old bikes at the
designated fire stations.
Send donations to North
Florida Child Development Inc.
made payable to NFCD Inc.'s
"Bikes for Boys and Girls in
Gulf County" at RO. Box 38,

Wewahitchka FL 32465.
Become a recognized
contributor at the "Lights at Lake
Alice Park" on Dec. 20, and see
the results of your contributions
as the children receive their
You may register a child
who is in need by contacting the
local guidance counselors at the
Local fire departments will

and North
Florida Child
Development Inc.
are participating
in the "Bikes
F for Boys and
Girls of Gulf
S County 2008"
S partnership.

collect old, new and used bikes.
The GCI work crews will pick
up the bikes and delivery to
the Gulf Forestry Camp for the
restoration process.
This is a grand opportunity for
you or your organization to give
back to the community.
For more information on
this event, call Sharon Gaskin
at (850) 832-1632 or e-mail

-* *qm -- i ""' l I


62 Thursday, September 4, 2008 c The Star, Port St. Joe, FL Established 1 937 Serving Gulf County and surrounding areas for 70 years

Orientation for

Junior Miss

Program Sept. 14

The Junior Service League of Port St. Joe is look-
ing for the 2008-2009 Gulf County Junior Miss. The
Gulf County Junior Miss Program is open to all Gulf
County young ladies who are seniors in high school
who maintain a grade point average of 3.0 or higher
and are active in school and community activities. An
orientation meeting for all Junior Miss candidates and
'their parents will be held at 2:30 p.m. ET Sept. 14 at
the Port St. Joe Elementary School Auditorium. Local
program officials will be on hand to answer any ques-
tions, and headshot photographs will be taken at the
orientation meeting.
America's Junior Miss was started in Mobile, Ala.,
in 1958 and today is one of the largest scholarship
providers of its kind, awarding more than $2 million
in scholarships each year. AJM is proud to have helped
many young women receive an education and become
,successful in their chosen careers. Diane Sawyer,
!Debroah Norville, Kim Basinger and Debra Messing
are just a few of our well known Junior Misses, but
rnany others have achieved success in various profes-
sions such as business, law, journalism, medicine and
SUnlike pageants, AJM encourages young women to
be confident in who they are and to strive to reach
,their goals and become successful leaders in our com-
munities. Instead of a crown and sash, AJMs receive a
medallion to symbolize their achievements within the
classroom and extracurricular activities.
The winner of the Gulf County Junior Miss program
will compete in Florida's Junior Miss on March 1,
2009, in Perry. America's Junior Miss will be held in
Mobile, Ala., in June 2009.
SThe Junior Service League is a nonprofit organiza-
tion of women that helps area children. The League's
premier project is Jam Packs. Each year, more than
50 elementary school students from Port St. Joe and
Wlewahitchka receive all of their school supplies from
1the Junior Service League, complete with, a brand
ew backpack. Later in the school year, another 50
students receive a new set of winter clothes, thanks
jto a partnership among the Junior Service League,
The Tapper Foundation and Sears. The Junior Service
League also awards local high school seniors with
more than $5,000 in scholarships annually.
For more information on the Gulf County Junior
IMiss Program, contact Amy Ouellette at (850) 340-

Weather Radio

Weather radios, including special needs NOAA
Weather Radios, are available in a variety of models.

Pettis-Brock Engagement
Mr. and Mrs. Charlie and Lisa Pettis of Wewahitchka and Ms.
Michelle Bailey and Mr. Denson Stokes of Panama City announce
the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter Tiffany
Michelle Pettis to James Aaron Glenn Brock, son of Mr. and Mrs.
Carey and Penny Brock of Port St. Joe.
The bride-elect works at Bay Medical Center and is in the nurs-
ing program at Gulf Coast Community College.
Her fiance is a 2007 graduate of the GCCC Fire Academy and is
working at the Panama City Airport Fire Department.
A Sept. 20 wedding is planned for 3 p.m. CT at Glad Tidings
Assembly of God Church in Wewahitchka, with reception to follow
at the Honeyville Community Center in Wewahitchka.
All friends and family are invited to attend.

Sea Oats & Dunes

Garden Club Holding

Ice Cream Social

The Sea Oats & Dunes Garden
Club will kick off the 2008/09
season with an ice cream social
to be held at 7 p.m. ET Sept.
6 at the Baptist Beach Chapel
Dining Hall at 311 Columbus
St. in St. Joe Beach.
The Sea Oats and Dunes
Garden Club meets the sec-
ond Tuesday of each month
September through May at 10
a.m. ET and covers St. Joe
Beach, Mexico Beach, Beacon
Hill and Overstreet. All meet-
ings are held at the Baptist
Beach Chapel in St. Joe Beach.
Guest speakers, field trips, good
food and friendship are served

at each meeting. The club is
actively seeking new members,
so if you have an interest in gar-
dening, making new friends or
just love ice cream, please plan
to attend the social.
The first meeting of the fall
season will be held at 10 a.m.
ET Tuesday, Sept. 9. The sched-
uled program is "Mulch how
to make it and use it," present-
ed by Susie Pippin.
Any questions regarding the
ice cream social, garden club
meetings or club membership
can be directed to Barbara
Mannon at 647-5004, or Susie
Pippin at 647-8915.

Red Hat Chit

Chat: Boat Trip

Coming Up
The Red Hat Beach Belles will explore,
by boat, the Apalachicola River floodplain
and Fort Gadsden Historic Site on Sept. 12,
meeting in Apalachicola at 10 a.m. ET in the
auditorium of the Nature Center. You will
need to bring your lunch and beverage. Wear
walking shoes and comfortable clothing for
boating. We might tour the Nature Center
and Aquarium before or after the boat trip.
Please call Colleen Burlingame at 647-5737
or Hannah Smallwood 647-5661 to make
reservations, for directions and to arrange

Wewa Woman's

Club to Host

Membership Tea

The Wewahitchka Woman's Club would
like to take this opportunity to invite all
women, young and old, to come and attend
our Membership Tea on Monday, Sept. 8, at
the Fellowship Hall of the United Methodist
Church on Main Street. The guest speakers
will be Dr. Swift and Dr. Minor, new doctors
at the Health Department. So, ladies, come
on out from 5-7 p.m. Sept. 8 for a wonderful
evening out. Let's all get involved and make
our town the "best little town anywhere!"
Linda Whitfield
Publicity Chairman

People Helping People

Changing Phone Number

Effective Sept. 1, the telephone number
for People Helping People of Gulf County will
be changed from 227-1417 to 229-5262. The
agency will be located in the WIG Building,
the Washington Improvement Group build-
ing at the end of Peters St. in Port St. Joe.
People who call will be able to obtain more
than 20 different services or referrals from
this agency, including assistance and educa-
tion about earned income tax credit, asset
building, emergency food pantry, utility bill
assistance, furniture pantry, appliance pan-
try and referral services.

Our Grand Opening
Tuesday, September 9th
5:00- 7:00pm

Ribbon cutting at 5:30pm\e (
SFirst 100 people get a prize!
Register to win $1,000 cash, a
one-hour massage, a full car
detail and a whole lot more!'1
Enjoy a cookout with -
FREE hotdogs,
hamburgers and -.:
music! :
., .

As a proud community
partner, we will make a
donation to the St. Joseph n
Bay Humane Society that
equals 1% of the deposiits "'
from all new checking accounts _

401 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd. Port St. Joe, FL 32456
fSS.e....................e ........ c
1) Will be subject o receive a 1099 IRS form. No purchase necessary to participate in prize giveaway. Employees of Prosperity Bank, its
affiliates, and elr Immediate family members are not eligible to win. Drawing to be held Tuesday, September 9, 2008. Must be present
to win. Limit ne entry and one prize per person. Visit this Prosperity Bank for official giveaway rules. 2) As a part of our Grand Opening
Celebration, we will make a donation to the St. Joseph Bay Humane Society that equals 1% of the deposits from all new checking
accounts opened between 9/9/08 10/9/08. Member FDIC Equal Housing Lender t
* U1 1W

2009 Pet of the Year Calendar

pre-Sa le
..... ,* .; .. -- -,.-: .. .


The Humane
Society and
local teachers
& students!

This adorable 13-month glossy ca top 12
pets in our 2008 Pet of the Year Conte*o 0 In the
next 25 places are Also Fet
"Rest of the Best" spread

Proceeds support The Humane Society & Newspaper In Education
(NIE) program. NIE provides classroom sets of newspapers to area
schools. This real-world learning tool builds literacy and critical
thinking skills in our students.

$8.00 donation each
Limited time Sept. 8th Sept. 19th
After Sept.19th price will be $10
For more Information call Crystal Oulmet (850) 747-5008
r -------------------------------------------------------
Please mail me __ 2009 Pet of the Year Calendar at $8.00 each with the pre-sale special.
Add $1.50 shipping & handling per calendar.
Mail Calendar to:
City State __ Zip
Make Checks payable to The News Herald
Mail Order Form to: The News Herald
Pet of the Year Calendar PAo1NA' I. Y -
Panama City, FL 32402 / '

- - - - - - - - - - - - - -

- m

I ----------------

B2 Thursday, September 4, 2008 The Star, Port St. Joe, FL Established 1937


Serving Gulf

County and surrounding areas for 70 years

16 - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Established 1 937 Serving Gulf County and surrounding areas for 70 years The Star, Port St. Joe, FL Thursday, September 4, 2008 B3






Cane Grinders

Opry Saturday

The Cane Grinders Opry will be Saturday, Sept. 6, at
Panhandle Pioneer Settlement. Food will be served at
5:30 p.m., and music starts at 6:30 p.m., featuring Easy
Company with Joel Hathaway, Gary Watterson, Bree
Pybus, & Gateway Messengers. Tickets are $5, and all
proceeds go to the restoration of the Club House.

Bay Day: "Birds,
Bay and Butterflies"
When: Oct. 4
What: Field trips all day and a
shrimp boil from 11 a.m'. to 2 p.m.
This event will include a low country
shrimp boil, aquatic preserve boat
and wading tours, buffer preserve
backcountry and butterfly tours,
Cape San Blas birding tour, migra-
tory hawk watch and birding ID and
ecology at the deal tract, astronomy
walk and talk and music and pho-
On Oct. 5, there will be a butterfly
field trip with Bill Boothe.
Location: St. Joseph Bay
Preserves Center, 3915 State Road
30A, Port St. Joe.
To register: www.stjosephbaypre- asp
You can help us by putting up
some flyers in your area. Visit www.
BayDayFlyer2008.pdf to download
a flyer. Tour availability is by res-
ervation on our Web site or on a
first-come basis the day of the event.
There is a suggested donation of
$10 for boating trips and off-site
birding trips.
For more information, call (850)

229-1787, or e-mail questions to

Senior Group Tours to
D.C., Christmas Events
Washington D.C. area tour,
including Veterans Memorials,
Arlington National Cemetery, a local
step on Tour Guide. Sept. 28 through
Oct. 3.
Christmas Joy Tour, including
Pigeon Forge, Tenn., Abington, Va.,
Christmas Show, Biltmore Estate
and more. Dec. 3-7.
Christmas Lights, including
Bellingrath Gardens and Home,
Mobile, Ala., Lamberts Restaurant,
home to the throw rolls.
For more information, contact
Merita Stanley at (850) 482-4799.

Cape San Bias Open
House and Homecoming
The St. Joseph Historical Society
is planning a homecoming/reunion
for all those who lived or worked at
the Cape San Blas Lighthouse.
The reunion will take place from
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. ET Sept. 20 at the

This includes

any members of

any of the families that lived and
worked at the lighthouse, and espe-
cially any Coast Guard servicemen
that still live in or around our
area and would like to come back
Sept 20 is the official "Florida
Lighthouse Day," and, we are plan-
ning to open the lighthouse tower for
the first time since it was closed. We
also will be raising our new flag on
its new flagpole.
We also welcome all those inter-
ested in seeing and climbing the
lighthouse tower.
If you are interested in attending
the event, please contact reunion
coordinator Beverly Mount-Douds at
(850) 229-1094 or bmdouds2002@

Bluegrass Pickin
Old Friends will get together for
Bluegrass Pickin Sept. 25-27, day
and night, at Fisherman's Landing
and RV Park, 7681 Doc Whitfield
Road, Howard Creek, (850) 827-
2255. All pickers are welcome. The
date has been changed from Oct.
23. For info, contact Helen Muncher.
Hope to see ya!

Elmo and Friends Coming to RP.C.

See your favorite Sesame Street
friends in a live performance of Elmo
Makes Music, and join WFSU for an
exclusive preshow party with two of
the Sesame Street Characters at 2 p.m.
Oct. 18 at the Marina Civic Center in.
Panama City. Before the show, attend
a party to meet Sesame Street friends,
and receive a special Sesame Street gift
bag, then take your seat to clap and sing
along during the performance to famil-
iar tunes like "C is For Cookie" and
"The People in Your Neighborhood."
Tickets for the WFSU Family Matinee
include a pass to the exclusive pre-
show Sesame Street Character party
and a Sesame Street gift bag. Tickets

Il '.
are limited and available only through
WFSU by calling Betsy Crawford at
(850) 487-3170, ext. 359, or e-mailing.
Sesame Street Live is playing at the
Marina Civic Center Oct. 17-19.
Please visit for
show times.

Model Aviators Hosting Air Show

The Emerald Coast Model Aviators
invite you to their 18th annual air
show. The Radio Control Model Air
Show will be 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct.
11-12 at Parker Farm Campground in
Wewahitchka, two miles west of Wewa
and 22 miles east of Panama City, just
off Highway 22.
The free show will feature
0 Huge model aircraft being flown

by pilots from all over the Southeast
Giant-scale Warbirds and civilian
Precision aerial demonstrations
Noon combat demonstration
Candy drop from a model plane
for the kids
Shade, concessions and port-a-
potties for your comfort
Try your luck with our raffle!

Living Waters Exhibit Coming to Chipola

"Living Waters: Aquatic Preserves of
Florida," a multimedia experience of
film and photographs, will be on dis-
play beginning Sept. 8 in the Chipola
College Arts Center. The public is
invited to the premier opening of the
exhibit from 6-9 p.m. Sept. 11.
The free evening of art, film, music
and refreshments will include demon-
strations by the artists.
The exhibit features photography,
film and music inspired by the Florida's
natural waterways, including a collec-
tion of 29 fine art photographic images
by Clyde Butcher, renowned Florida

Everglades photographer, and a screen-
ing of the PBS film "Living Waters:
Aquatic Preserves of Florida" by docu-
mentary filmmaker Elam Stoltzfus.
Sammy Tedder, a Florida Panhandle
music legend, scored the film, weaving
sounds of natural instruments he fash-
ioned from swamp reeds for flutes and
cypress logs for percussion. Tedder
also will perform at the premier.
The exhibit is open weekdays from
8 a.m. to 3 p.m. School and civic
group visits are encouraged. For infor-
mation, contact Joan Stadsklev at
(850) 718-2301 or email stadsklevJ@




These one-day, professional-
level classes include continental
breakfast, morning classroom
presentations and afternoon
field trips. They are intended
for coastal decision makers
such as ecologists, permitting
staff, park rangers, planners,
consultants, ecotour operators,
elected officials, developers,
realtors, volunteers for organi-
zations, concerned citizens and
Seagrass Beds & Salt
Marshes: 8:45 a.m. to 4:30
p.m. ET Thursday, Sept. 4,
at St. Joseph, Bay State
Buffer Preserve Headquarters
Barrier Islands Class: 8:45
a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Oct. 9 at the
Apalachicola National Estuarine
Research Reserve Education
Center. The afternoon field trip
will be to St. George Island
State Park.
Estuaries Class: 8:45 a.m.
to 4:30 p.m. Oct. 14 and
Oct. 23 at the Apalachicola
National Estuarine Research
and Reserve Education Center.
The afternoon field trip will
be in Apalachicola Bay on the
Reserve's boat and/or along the
shore of the Bay.
Registration is required. You
must register rio later than five
days before the class. Cost is
$10 per person per class, pay-
able to Friends of the Reserve.
To register or for more infor-
mation, contact Alan Knothe
at (850) 653-8063 or alan.

County Commissioner, District 3

First and foremost I'd like to thank the voters of District 3 for your tremendous confidence and support during the
Primary Election. I am very grateful for the opportunity to move forward to the General Election in November.
I would also like to thank my opponent, John Grantland, his wife Regina, and his family for a spirited but very
respectful race. Our families make a great sacrifice in supporting us in our endeavors. I owe my family a tremen-
dous thank you for their support and encouragement.
It has been an honor to be your Commissioner for the past 4 years and I'm very appreciative of the opportunity to
again seek this office. Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns that you would like me to address.


Your Commissioner
Bill Williams

Pet of the Week

Meet Haleyl Haley is
a 4-month-old lab mix
and is the sweetest little
girl. While waiting for
her new family, Haley is
being introduced to leash
walking and receives
daily socialization with
other dogs and puppies,
cats and kittens and
children of different
ages. If you would like
to adopt Haley or one

available for adoption at
St. Joseph Bay Humane
pets adopted from
SJBHS receive routine
flea/tick and heartworm
preventive, are current
on all vaccinations and
will be spayed/neutered
prior to adoption.
Animal Shelter is now
a Hill's Science Diet Cat/
Dog Food dealer
Check it out!


772 Suite B U.S. 98
Port St. Joe, FL 32456
(850) 227-1244 Ph/Fax Coll (850) 832-1560 IJR
Commissioner District 3"



35 Years Experience
Timely/Quality Work Reasonable Prices
References Available Free Estimates
Cell (850) 814-0166 or
Home (850) 648-5397

L Match or
Beat Amny Advertised Price
o 0 P ls!:
tn cam arable models!

The Star, Port St. Joe, FL Thursday, September 4, 2008 B3

Established 1937 Serving Gulf County and surrounding areas for 70 years

B4 Thursday, September 4, 2008 The Star, Port St. Joe, FL Established 1 937 Serving Gulf County and surrounding areas for 70 years

1` -M -- J^S
ijl^^Bfl^r^ffllHI^rfH i pl^HHIl^^*^**ll^*i-l^

Claude Wilburn Alcorn

Mr. Claude Wilburn Alcorn, 73, of St. Joe Beach, FL., passed away Friday August 28, 2008, at Shands Hospital
in Gainesville, FL. Born in Windrock, TN, he moved here in 1992 from Hurst, TX. Mr. Alcorn was a contractor/
carpenter specializing in finish work. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Port St. Joe.
Mr. Alcorn is survived by his devoted wife, Effie Elizabeth "Libby" Alcorn of St. Joe Beach, FL; sons, Timothy
Mark Alcorn and wife Sharon of Oak Ridge,TN, and Claude Fitzgerald Alcorn and wife Dawn of Port St. Joe, FL;
brother, Ray Joseph Alcorn and wife Bess of Oak Ridge, TN; four grandsons, Duncan, Alex, Cameron, and Christian
Alcorn; and one granddaughter, Claudia Alcorn.
Mr. Alcorn is preceded in death by his parents, Rev. Frank and Katherine Alcorn; his twin sister, Dorothy Alcorn;
five brothers, William, Earl, Clyde, Troy, and Paul Alcorn; and son, Gregory Kent Alcorn.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m., Tuesday, Sep. 2, 2008 at
First Baptist Church of Port St. Joe with Buddy Caswell officiating.
Burial followed at Holly Hill Cemetery. Visitation was held at the church one hour prior to services. Pallbearers
included: Jimmy Johnson, Harry Lee Smith, Gaylord Severson, Tony Barbee, Randy Alcorn, and Raymond
All services were under the direction of the Comforter Funeral Home.

Michael Charles Crosby

Michael Charles Crosby, 37, of Eastpoint, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, August 24, 2008. He made his
family his first priority; he loved his son, mother, father, brothers and sister. He was born in Port St. Joe on July
8, 1971 to his parents Ralph and Ruth Crosby.
Michael enjoyed football; especially Gator football.
Left to cherish his memory are his son, Logan Charles Crosby; parents, Ralph and Ruth Crosby; two brothers,
Ronald Custer, and Mark Custer and his wife Belinda; a sister, Terri Rester; sixteen Aunts and Uncles, eight nieces
and nephews; two great nephews; and numerous cousins.
Funeral services were held on Thursday, August 28, 2008 at the First Baptist Church of Eastpoint. Burial was
held at the East Point Cemetery with full law enforcement honors.
He'll be missed forever
Expressions of sympathy may be submitted or viewed at our online obituary link. (www.southerlandfamily.

Jerome Wayne Foster

Jerome Wayne Foster, 74, of Port St. Joe, went to be with the Lord on Monday, August 25, 2008. He was born on
October 21, 1933 in Montgomery, Ala., to the late Uriah Vinson and Mamie Ellen Wilson Foster.
He served on the Montgomery Police Department for 20 years, retiring as a lieutenant. Jerome went on to
Graceville Bible College and then served for 15 years as a Pastor in several churches. He then opened an office
supply company in Apalachicola, for twelve years.
He is preceded in death by a brother, Thomas Foster. Left to cherish in his memory are his loving wife of 46 years,
Juanita Foster; a son, Paul Vinson Foster and his wife, Cathy; two daughters, Eleanor Foster and Deborah Ellen
Stanley and her husband, Mac; six grandchildren; and a sister, Dorothy Ellen Hutchens and her husband, Lamar.
A graveside service to celebrate his life was held at 11 a.m. Aug. 29 in the Montgomery Memorial Cemetery,
Montgomery, Ala.
Expressions of sympathy may be submitted or viewed at our online obituary link.(

Sterling Preston Wingate

Sterling Preston Wingate, 75, of Mexico Beach passed away Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2008, in the Clifford Chester Sims
State Veterans Nursing Home in Panama City. He was a lifelong resident of Florida, served in the U.S. Marine Corps
and was a member and Deacon of Beach Baptist Chapel.
Mr. Wingate is survived by his wife, Iduma Wingate; his daughters, Phillis Wingate of Port St. Joe, Cynthia Ellzey
and husband, Lee, of Inverness and Paula Strickland and husband, Alan, of Burgess Creek; his grandchildren, Cody
and Levi Strickland and Meghan and Ethan Ellzey; brothers and sisters, Leola Bracewell, Austin Wingate, Bonnie
Tombs, Louise Chase, Kate Guthormsen, Joe Wingate and Jane Kusick.
The family requests in lieu of flowers that donations be made to Florida Baptist Children's Home, Post Office
Box 8190, Lakeland, FL 33802 or Sacred Heart Hospital of Pensacola, 5151 North Ninth Avenue, Pensacola, FL
Funeral services were held Friday, August 29, 2008 at 11:00 a.m. EDT at Beach Baptist Chapel in Port St. Joe,
with the Rev. David Nichols and the Rev. William Smith officiating. Interment followed in Holly Hill Cemetery.
All services were under the directions of Comforter Funeral Home.

CHURCH OF CHRIST First Presbyterian Church
MEETS 9am.ny of Port St. Joe
Singing: 9 a.m. Sunday --508 Sixteenth Street 227-1756
Worship: Call 229-8310 9:30 a.m. Sunday Reverend Reid Cameron
Call 229-8310 Worship Service 10:00 a.m.

P. O. Box 758 Port St. Joe, FL 32457 Sunday School 11:00 a.m.
Corner of 20th Street & Marvin Avenue +

"Our Church can be your home" BEACH BAPTIST CHAPEL

SFirst Church of the azare e 311 Columbus St. *St. Joe Beach, FL32456
2420 Long .Av7enue !Port St. Joe, Florida 32456 A LIGHTHOUSE FOR THE LORD
SUNDAY: General Assembly 9:45 a.m. ET* Bible Study all ages 10 a.m. ET
(850) 229-9596 Morning Worship 11 a.m. ET Evening Worship 6 p.m. ET
....Tuesday: Choir Practice 7 p.m.
tie nai ilu" Lird rTt ql, dm .Ml, anm ',r.n t l Lo I.I in iu" h',mutj .'l hui., Wednesday: Kids for Christ 6 p.m. /Prayer Meeting & Youth Group 7 p.m.
a tPslm 29:2 "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.
Sunday School............................10 a.m Sunday Evening Worship .............6 p.m.
Sunday Morning Worship ........... 11 a.m Wednesday Evening Service ....... 7 p.m. Pastor David Nichols
SdMiWh Church 647-3950 Home 769-8725

at" ChiurCha of Christ

UfaIthl ibe Established 33 AD in Jerusalem P

We meet at ~ 350 Firehouse Road S
Sunday Morning Service .................. .......... 11:00 a.m. Overstreet ~ 8i50.64?7.1622 V
Sunday ible Study 10:00 a.xn. ET v Sunday W ship :00, E3IT v

Wednesday Bible Sdy TaO pn. E5r
801 20th Street Port St. Joe 229-6707 | p
Home of Faith Christian School "We are about our Father's business"




8:00 and 11:00 a.m. (EST) Sunday School 9:45
Child Care Provided for at 11:00 850-227-1845

First Baptist Church
Buddy Caswell, Minister of Music & Education
Bobby Alexander, Minister to Students

New Service Schedule for First Baptist Church
unday School & Worship Service .................. 9:00 am
unday School & Worship Service ................. 10:30 am
unday 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


B4 Thursday, September 4, 2008 The Star, Port St. Joe, FIL Established 1937

Serving Gulf County and surrounding areas for 70 years

Is This Person God's Miracle?

When the door opened to her compact,
abundantly stocked store, Annie warmly
welcomed her customer, thinking: "Is this person
God's miracle?" Annie needed a miracle. The
store was nearly moneyless with the rent due in
a couple days.
Her store, more correctly, as she says, "This is
God's store," is unique because anyone can walk
in, no questions asked, and shop free for clothes,
books, toys, small household items, etc.
Annie's only fund raising effort is the red
looks-like-a-child's-tackle-box attached to the
countertop. A note taped near a slot cut into the
top says, in English and Spanish: "Donations are
used for the rent and utilities."
No asking, pleading, mailings during the store
are seven years. She doesn't even ask for the
hundreds of thousands of items which have been
donated to give away. Well actually Annie does
fund raising: "I pray to God."
This month, for the first time, the situation
was pressing. Some days the little box contained
a few pennies. Other days-- zero.
Annie prayed and with joyful anticipation
her faith held firm. And with all her heart, she
believed the words of Jesus: "But seek first the
kingdom of God and His righteousness and all
these things shall be added to you."
Thursday night Annie put the closed sign
up. One more day for the store and then the
rent would be due. It had been a lean day for
donations. Then Annie heard a rap on the door. It
was Pastor Jerry from a church two blocks away.
He had never been to the store.
Apologizing for his late arrival he handed
Annie an envelope and left quickly. Alone again,
Annie opened the envelope.
Near tears, Annie held a check for $1000.
She had sought the Kingdomfirst. God
provided-a miracle.

- The Price ofSalvation .
Oh, Dear Father in Heaven can :
I ever repay?
f I' obey your commandments,
read your word everyday.
For that special gift that you
S,aue there could be no price,
No works can repay you. no
need to think twice.
You gave your son Jesus to take
., Man's fall.
You gave your son Jesus and
7 '. ." Jesus gaue all!
SHe died on that cross, He died
for you and for me. i
As for the price of our salvation. _'"
Swell, we all know that is free.

Mark Cumbie, ,

Established 1937 Serving Gulf County and surrounding areas for 70 years The Star, Port St. Joe, FL Thursday, September 4, 2008 B5

0 4

. TA ea e &uomne6,3e6,j wite, lu tawt i~thde chuwhcof yom dcfw-ie thi6,wee&.

JNa.. ap~at J)Ci~P4)xd intt

go= qie in tfe pwt?

&dt it iuddc#&rn't &ztL

i~piw"4tff t~&ee P.,t&I
.T~i,hm "&,t f" j 3& WsadM*

Da't &"ce a da* apettAno
Satm a tA in>a.
m~e ia, (oekin4fr" eAhidiz.
to w.kad iztoit.
Set a 6pAidued god ta eiu

ap.ta ead 4a.
Ym~tct ice what you pseadi,

41~ dujaj pm'saed q and a
k wWa'd ead&d"*,
y ttu6ea camoue matuwe
eAfibIiait, and hiwu dt watt

I 6At4U&.

*m Wawa owite~hn widf

IJe4 j dW&
Sia 'wad a &ittee, p~'ail a
et~te, matdwt each da*j,
'Unti kw mad,6"O'k
caffi you al(a(J

Breakfast Saturday
The women of Philadelphia Primitive Baptist Church will host
a women's fellowship breakfast at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 6,
in the church fellowship hall. The guest speaker is Mrs. Shirley
Jenkins, co-pastor of New Life Christian Center Church located
here in Port St. Joe. All ladies are cordially invited to come out
for this time of prayer and celebration of holiness. You may call
229-8155 for further information.

Uth N Action Port St. Joe
S.A.F.E. Mentoring Program
(Success After Failure Evolves)
Changing Our Community One Child at
a Time
Is incarceration an issue for your family?
We have a program which can help!
Program available to children ages 4-18.
Mentees Needed
Oh, what a difference an hour can make!
Become a mentor today!
For more information contact us at the
office, (850) 229-7781, fax, (850) 229-7706
or Web site,
Youth In Action Inc.
504 6th Street Port St. Joe, Fl 32456

New Bethel
is Sunday
The New Bethel
Baptist Church
will be observing
Pastor Rev. Cyril
Mills' anniver-
sary at 11 a.m.
Sunday, Sept. 7.
Come and cel-
ebrate this great
occasion with us.
Our guest speak-
er is the Rev.
Jerome Williams
of Panama City.

of Perilous Times
Second Chronicles, 7:14
I my people which all call by my name, shall
humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face,
and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear
from heaven and will forgive their sin, and will heal
their land.
Jesus wants us to stop sinning and doing wrong
and love one another. Turn to him first, and love
right, and treat everybody right. The God I love, he
wants us to love them that don't love you. Jesus
is coming back soon if we church people will live
right, seek his face and pray he heal the land, not
talking to the sinner, but his people.
That walking upright, speaking the truth in their
heart, loving one another, we are keeping his com-
mandment. All who say they are saved, filled with
the Holy Ghost, don't matter what color. We can
rule down here. But no ruling where Jesus is. We
all are the same. So we better get it together here,
while we are alive, if we don't get it right here, we
are lost and can't make it right nowhere. Jesus is
real. He is God. He doesn't lie. He's not going to
take back a word He said. He is All Mighty God,
Everlasting Father. There is nobody like Him. I love
Jesus for who, He is.
So be ready when He comes.
In His service
Mother Freeman

Famlfy lie (hoh
"Touching Lives with the Love of Jesus"
Join us in worship ... Pol St. Je
10:30 Sunday Morning Hwy. 98
7:00 Wednesday Evening <>
Pastors Andrew
& Reid Ave.
Cathy Rutherford Family fe Chur
Rhema Bible Training Center graduates e h
Visit our website at: ,I Wewahitchka
323 Reid Avenue Port St. Joe 229-LIFE (5433)

The friendly place to worship!

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

5I^t 'United M(efdk~
effd f i( 4 .Mexif ead
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.
Tie people p ofe io leoch Uited Methodist (hrck
Rev. Ted Lovelace, Pastor Church/Office: 648-8820

Constitution and Monument Port St. Joe
(850) 227-1724
Contemporary Service 9:00 a.m. ET Rev. Mac Fulcher
Sunday School: 10:00 a.m. ET Pasto
Traditional Worship: 11:00 a.m. ET Ann Comforter Jeremy Dixon
Wednesday: Music Director louth Minister
Youth: 5:30p.m. ET Deborah Loyless
\hoir: 7:00 p.m. ET Director of Children Ministries

Jesus is Lord and He is waiting
SgiIanb View aptist Cbutrtj
382 Ling Street Highland View
Port.St. Joe, Florida 32456
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship 11:00 a.m.
Evening Service 7:00 p.m.
Mike Westbrook, Discipleship Training 6:00 p.m.

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

Worship with us at
Long Avenue Baptist Church
Where Faith, Family &Friendship are found,
Bible Study Sunday: 9:15am
Worship: 10:30am and 7:00pm
A variety of ministries for all ages beginning at 6:30 pm

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

Oak Grove Church
fouiaS y ol, -foong leko/de,, jferowin9 ,u/ orld
Come Grow With Us!

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

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

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

* ~ .~ *

W. P. "Rocky" Comforter
(850) 227-1818

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

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

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

The Christian Conscience
We are warned in the Bible that, "...evil men and imposters will grow worse and worse, deceiving and being deceived"
(2 Timothy 3:13). "Professing to be wise, they became fools..." (Romans 1:22).
I have only a vague memory of when I first heard the expression "MILLIONS OF YEARS." I can't tell you how old I was,
or whom I heard it from. I think I was about 10. I remember only that I was confused. Up until that time, I had thought
the earth was only a few thousand years old, as the Bible indicates. I didn't realize that this was my first exposure to
evolutionary teaching.
Young people, listen. When you hear "millions of years" or "billions of years," you are about to undergo an attempt at
I don't remember who it was that told me or wrote something about millions of years. It could have been one of my
parents. It could have been a teacher at school. It could have been something I heard over the radio or read in a newspa-
per (TV was pretty rare then). It could have even been something I heard in my church. The most important thing about
it, was like most young people today, I DIDN'T KNOW THAT I WAS BEING LIED TO!
Most people automatically believe what they are told, especially if the information is coming from a parent, a member
of the clergy, a teacher, a professor, TV, or a respected newspaper or magazine, or perhaps on the Internet, a source they
trust. Fortunately, I have always been one to question just about everything that isn't obvious. I questioned the "millions
of years" idea right into college. By the time I had reached college age, I was being taught that the earth was not millions
of years old, but actually 42 billion years old. Isn't that amazing? IN ONLY 10 YEARS, THE EARTH HAD BECOME 4
BILLIONS OF YEARS OLDER! That alone should tell you something about believing what people tell you without ques-
tioning it.
When you hear "millions of years" or "billions of years," it is the result of old-fashioned geology teaching, followed up
by the deceptive techniques known as "radiometric dating" or "atomic clocks."
No. Of course, there is no such thing as an atomic clock. But, if you are a geologist who wants to convince non-scien-
tists of the validity of these dating methods, you come up with a name like "atomic clocks." It sounds very impressive.
Old-fashioned geology looked at the results of things like erosion, or sediment build-ups, and determined that it MUST
HAVE taken millions of years at the present rates for- this to take place.
Now, I quickly tell people that there is no such thing as millions of years or billions of years. This is just nonsense
being peddled by false teachers. Our Web site, has a considerable amount of information on
the evolution myth, as well as links to other reliable Web sites.
Much of what is taught in schools about evolution is nothing more than a rehash of something the teachers learned
from their teachers, who in turn had learned from their teachers.
The bottom line is this: Both evolution and creation are impossible by natural processes; however, we have reliable
statements made by Jesus Christ, the Messiah, who.was the Son of God, who was a participant in the creation pro-
cess. There were hundreds of reliable witnesses to His life, His teaching, His death and His resurrection. That's why we
still celebrate things like Christmas, Palm Sunday, Good Friday, and Easter (Resurrection Sunday) after almost 2,000
At the Mexico Beach Christian Worship Center, our services begin with a time of greeting and fellowship at 9:30 CT
a.m. Sunday. Worship begins at 9:45 a.m. We worship at the Mexico Beach Civic Center on 105 N. 31st St., which is
behind the Beach Walk gift shop, just off Route 98.
God Bless,
Pastor Tim Morrill
Mexico Beach Christian Worship Center

Women's Fellowship A Word of Wisdom
from God in the Midst

The Star, Port St. Joe, FL Thursday, September 4, 2008 -, B5

Established 1937 Serving Gulf County and surrounding areas for 70 years

OB @ THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 2008 Established 1938 Serving Gulf County and surrounding areas for 67 years


~~~"' ,I~t*
E (1051


1100 Legal Advertising
1110- Classified Notices
1120 Public Notices/
1130 Adoptions
1140 Happy Ads
1150 Personals
1160 Lost
1170 Found

S 1100



CATES, SERIES 2005-16,
et al.,

TER 45
GIVEN pursuant to an Or-
der or Summary Final
Judgment of foreclosure
dated August 11, 2008,
and entered in Case No.
232008CA000065 of the
Circuit Court in and for
Gulf County, Florida,
wherein BANK OF NEW
is Plaintiff and CHRISTO-
ANT NO. 2; and ALL UN-
Defendants, I will sell to
the highest and best bid-
der for cash at the Front
Door of the Gulf County
Courthouse, 1000 Cecil G.
Costin, Sr., Blvd., Port
Saint Joe, Florida 32456 at
Gulf County, Florida, at
11:00 a.m. on the 18th day
of September, 2008, the
following described prop-
erty as set forth in said Or-
der or Final Judgment,




In accordance with the
Americans with Disabilities
Act of 1990, persons need-
ing special accommoda-
tion to participate in this
proceeding should contact
the Clerk of the Court not
later than five business
days prior to the proceed-
ing at the Gulf County
Courthouse. Telephone
850-229-6113 or
1-800-955-8770 via Florida
Relay Service.

DATED at Port Saint Joe,
Florida, on August 12,

Rebecca L. Norris, Clerk
As Clerk, Circuit Court

/s/Jasmine Hysmith
As Deputy Clerk

Publish September 4 & 11,


CASE NO.: 07-452 CA

LARRY C. PANKEY, et al.,

GIVEN pursuant to a Sum-
mary Final Judgment of
Foreclosure date July 21,
2008, entered in Case
07-452 CA of the Circuit
Court of the 14th Judicial
Circuit in and for Gulf
County, Florida, wherein
tiff, and LARRY C.
PANKEY, et al, are Defend-
ants, I will sell to the high-
est and best bidder for
cash, at the Gulf County
Courthouse, 1000 Cecil G.
Costin Blvd., Port St. Joe,
FL 32456, at 11:00 a.m.,
on the 18 day of Septem-
ber, 2008, the following
described property as set
forth in said Final Judg-
ment, to-wit:

Lot 7, South Lagoon Sub-
division, according to the
plat thereof recorded in the
Public Records of Gulf
County, -Florida, in Plat
Book 4, Page 25.

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 69
days after the sale.

DATED at Port St. Joe,
Gulf County, Florida, this
22nd day of July, 2008.

Becky Norris
Clerk of Circuit Court
/s/Jasmine Hysmith
Deputy Clerk

September 4 & 11, 2008




I 1100 I


whose residence is
unknown if he/she/they be
living; and if he/she/they
be dead, the unknown
defendants who may be
spouses, heirs, devisees,
grantees, assignees,
lienors, creditors, trustees,
and all parties claiming an
interest by, through, under
or against the Defendants,
who are not known to be
dead or alive, and all
parties having or claiming
to have any right, title or
interest in the property
described in the mortgage
being foreclosed herein.

FIED that an action to fore-
close a mortgage on the
following property:


has been filed against you
and you are required to
serve a copy of your
written defenses, if any, to
ESQ. Plaintiff's attorney,
whose address is 900
South Pine Island Road
#400, Plantation, FL
33324-3920 on or before
September 29, 2008, (no
later than 30 days from the
date of the first publication
of this notice of action)
and file the original with
the clerk of this court either
before service on Plaintiff's
attorney or immediately
thereafter; otherwise a
default will be entered
against you for the relief
demanded in the
complaint or petition filed

WITNESS my hand and
the seal of this Court at
GULF County, Florida, this
22nd day of August, 2008.

/s/Jasmine Hysmith

persons with disabilities
needing a special
accommodation should
contact COURT
GULF County Courthouse
at 850-229-6112,
1-800-955-8771 (TDD) or
1-800-955-8770, via Florida
Relay Service.

Publish September 4 & 11,


Case No. 08-92CA





Notice is hereby given that
pursuant to a Summary Fi-
nal Judgment of Foreclo-
sure involving mortgages
on real property in Gulf
and Franklin County, Flor-
ida dated August 18, 2008,
and entered in Civil case
No. 08-92-CA of the Circuit
Court of the Fourteenth Ju-
dicial Circuit in and for
Gulf County, Florida
wherein BAYSIDE SAV-
INGS BANK is the Plaintiff
COULTAS, JR. is the De-
fendant, I will sell to the
highest bidder for cash at
the front door of the Gulf
County Courthouse, 1000
Cecil G. Costin Sr. Blvd.,
Port St. Joe, Florida, at
11:00 a.m., EST, on the
18th day of September,
2008, the following de-
scribed property situated
in Franklin County, Florida
and set forth in the Order
of Final Judgment, to-wit:

Lot 110, Summer Place,
according to the plat
thereof, recorded in Plat
Book 3, Page 51, of the
Public Records of Gulf
County, Florida.


Lot 3, Block A, Pine Pointe
Subdivision, according to
the plat thereof recorded in
Plat Book 9, Page(s) 5&6,
of the Public Records of
Franklin County, Florida.

In accordance with the
Americans with Disabilities
Act, persons needing a
special accommodation to
participate in this proceed-
ing should contact the
Court Administrator's Of-
fice no later than seven (7)
days prior to the proceed-
ing at 300 East Fourth
Street, Panama City, Flor-
ida 32401; Telephone:
(850) 763-9061, ext 327;
1-800-955-8771 (TDD) or
1-800-955-8770 (V), via
Florida Relay Service.

Any person claiming an 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.

Witness my hand and the
official seal of this Honora-
ble Court, on this 20th day
of August, 2008.

Clerk of Circuit Court
By: Jasmine Hysmith
Deputy Clerk

Publish: September 4, 11,


Case No. 08-39-PR

IN RE: The Estate of

WHITE, deceased



The administration of the
estate of Eddie Belle Lister
White, deceased, File
Number 08-39-PR, is
pending in he Circuit Court
for Gulf County, Florida,
Probate Division, the ad-
dress of which is Gulf
County Courthouse, 1000
Cecil G. Costin Sr. Blvd.,
Port St. Joe, Florida
32456. The names and ad-
dresses of the personal
representative and that
personal representative's
attorney are set forth be-


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 months after the date
of the first publication of
this notice must file their
claims with this Court

All other creditors of the
decedent and persons
having claims or demands
against the estate of the
decedent must file their
claims with this Court


The date of the first publi-
cation of this Notice is Au-
gust 28, 2008.

PO. Box 646
Wewahitchka, FL 32465

669 Cox Landing Rd.
Wewahitchka, FL 32465


116 Sailors Cove Drive
PO. Box 39
Port St. Joe, FL 32457
FL Bar No. 0037913

Publish: August 28, Sep-
tember 4, 2008


CASE NO. 08-239-CA






GIVEN pursuant to a Fin
Judgment of foreclosure
dated August 18, 200.
and entered in Civil Actio
No. 08-239-CA of the C
cuit Court of the Fou
teenth Judicial Circuit
and for Gulf County, Flo
ida, wherein the parties
were the Plaintiff, BAYSID
defendant, ANDREA
ASHMORE, I will sell
the highest and best bid
der, for cash, at 11:00 a.r
(Eastern Time) on the 18
-day of September, 200
at the front door of the Gi
County Courthouse, Pc
St. Joe, Florida, th
following-described re
property as set forth
said Final Judgment

The East one half of L
One (1), Block A. Bay Vie
Heights Subdivision, a
per the official plat there
on file in the office of th
Circuit Court Clerk, Gi
County, Florida

The successful bidder
the sale will be required
place the requisite sta
documentary stamps o
the Certificate of Title.

DATED this 19th day
August, 2008.

By: Jasmine Hysmith
Clerk/Deputy Clerk

4431 Lafayette Street
Marianna, FL 32446

Publish: August 28, Se
tember 4, 2008


1100 1100 1100
following-described real West line of the feet in a Southerly direc-
property as set forth in Southwest Quarter of the tion on a line parallel
said Final Judgment of Southeast Quarter to a 1/2 to the West line of the
Foreclosure: inch galvanized iron pipe Southwest Quarter of the
on the southwest corner Southeast Quarter to a 1/2
Lots 9, 10, 17, and 18 of of property and Point of inch galvanized iron pipe
Wetappo Ridge Subdivi- Beginning; lying and being on'the southwest corner of
sion, an unrecorded plat, in the Southwest Quarter property and Point of Be-
more particularly de- of the Southeast Quarter, ginning; lying and being in
3Y scribed as: Section 33, Township 5 the Southwest Quarter of
al South, Range 11 West, the Southeast Quarter,
re Parcel 1: From St. Joe Pa- Gulf County, Florida; and Section 33, Township 5
8, per Company concrete South, Range 11 West,
in post on the Northwest cor- Parcel 3: From St. Joe Pa- Gulf County, Florida
ir- ner of the Southwest Quar- per Company concrete
ir- ter of the Southeast Quar- post on the Northwest cor- The successful bidder at
in ter of Section 33, go 338.2 ner of the Southwest Quar- the sale will be required to
ir- feet in a Southerly direc- ter of the Southeast Quar- place the requisite state
es tion on the West line of the ter of Section 33, go 426.4 documentary stamps on
)E Southwest Quarter of the feet in a Southerly direc- the Certificate of Title.
ie Southeast Quarter, Section tion on the West line of the
L. 33, Township 5, South, Southwest Quarter of the DATED this 19th day of
to Range 11 West, to a point; Southeast Quarter, Section August, 2008.
d- thence go 18.0 feet in an 33, Township 5 South,
m. Easterly direction on a line Range 11 West, to a point; HON. REBECCA L. NOR-
th parallel to the South line of thence go 18.0 feet in an RIS
8, Section 33 to a 1/2 inch Easterly direction on a line CLERK OF COURT
uf galvanized iron pipe and parallel to the South line of By: Jasmine Hysmith
irt POINT OF BEGINNING; Section 33 to a 1/12 inch Clerk/Deputy Clerk
he from the Point of Beginn- galvanized iron pipe and
al ing and Southwest Corner POINT OF BEGINNING; FRANK A. BAKER, ESQ
in of Lot 9 continue 80.2 feet from the Point of Beginn- 4431 Lafayette Street
of in an Easterly direction on ing and Southwest Corner Marianna, FL 32446
a line parallel to the south of Lot 17 continue 80.2 feet Publish: August 28, Sep-
line of Section 33 to a 1/2 in an Easterly direction on tember 4, 2008







CASE NO. 08-238-CA







GIVEN pursuant to a Final
Judgment of Foreclosure
dated August 18, 2008,
and entered in Civil Action
No. 08-238-CA of the Cir-
cuit Court of the Four-
teenth Judicial Circuit in
and for Gulf County, Flor-
ida, wherein the parties
were the plaintiff, BAYSIDE
defendants, ANDREA L.
OWENS, I will sell to the
highest and best bidder,
for cash, at 11:00 a.m.
(Eastern Time) on the 18th
day of September, 2008,
at the front door of the Gulf
County Courthouse, Port
St. Joe, Florida, the

inch galvanized iron pipe
and Southeast corner of
Lot 9; thence go 88.2 feet
in a Northerly direction on
a line parallel to the West
line of the Southwest
Quarter of the Southeast
Quarter, Section 33, to a
1/2 inch galvanized iron
pipe and Northeast corner
of Lot 9; thence go 80.2
feet in a Westerly direction
on a line parallel to the
south line of Section 33 to
a 1/2 inch galvanized iron
pipe and Northwest corner
of Lot 9; thence go 88.2
feet in a Southerly direc-
tion on a line parallel to the
West line of the Southwest
Quarter of the Southeast
Quarter to a 1/2 inch gal-
vanized iron pipe of the
southwest corner of Lot 9
and Point of Beginning; ly-
ing and being in the
Southwest Quarter of the
Southeast Quarter, Section
33, Township 5 South,
Range 11 West, Gulf
County, Florida; and

Parcel 2: From St. Joe Pa-
per Company concrete
post on the Northwest cor-
ner of the Southwest Quar-
ter of the Southeast Quar-
ter of Section 33, go 338.2
feet in a Southerly direc-
tion on the West line of the
Southwest Quarter of the
Southeast Quarter, Section
33, Township 5 South,
Range 11 West, to a point;
thence go 98.2 feet in an
Easterly direction on a line
parallel to the South line of
Section 33 to a 1/2 inch
galvanized iron pipe and
from the Point of Beginn-
ing and Southwest Corner
of the property go 98.2
feet in an Easterly direction
on a line parallel to the
south line of Section 33 to
a 1/2 inch galvanized iron
pipe and Southeast corner
of property; thence go
88.2 feet in a Northerly di-
rection on a line parallel to
the West line of the South-
west Quarter of the South-
east Quarter to a 1/2 inch
galvanized iron pipe and
Northeast corner of prop-
erty; thence go 98.2 feet in
a Westerly direction on a
line parallel to the south
line of Section 33 to a 1/2
inch galvanized iron pipe
and Northwest corner of
property; thence go 88.2
feet in a Southerly direc-
tion on a line parallel to the

a line parallel to the south
line of Section 33 to a 1/2
inch galvanized iron pipe
an Southeast corner of Lot
17; thence go 88.2 feet in
a Northerly direction on a
line parallel to the West
line of the Southwest
Quarter of the Southeast
Quarter, Section 33, to a
1/2 inch galvanized iron
pipe and Northeast corner
of Lot 17; thence go 80.2
feet in a Westerly direction
on a line parallel to the
south line of Section 33 to
a 1/2 inch galvanized iron
pipe and Northwest corner
of Lot 17; thence go 88.2
feet in a Southerly direc-
tion on a line parallel to the
West line of the Southwest
Quarter of the Southeast
Quarter to a 1/2 inch gal-
vanized iron pipe on the
Southwest corner of Lot 17
and Point of Beginning; ly-
ing and being in the
Southwest Quarter of the
Southeast Quarter, Section
33, Township 5 South,
Range 11 West, Gulf
County, Florida; and

Parcel 4: From St. Joe Pa-
per Company concrete
post on the Northwest cor-
ner of the Southwest Quar-
ter of the Southeast Quar-
ter of Section 33, go 426.4
feet in a Southerly direc-
tion on the West line of the
Southwest Quarter of the
Southeast Quarter, Section
33, Township 5 South,
Range 11 West, to a point;
thence go 98.2 feet in an
Easterly direction on a line
parallel to the South line of
Section 33 to a 1/2 inch
galvanized iron pipe and
from the Point of Beginn-
ing and Southwest Corner
of property go 98.2 feet in
an Easterly direction on a
line parallel to the south
line of Section 33 to a 1/2
inch galvanized iron pipe
and Southeast corner of
property; thence go 88.2
feet in a Northerly direction
on a line parallel to the
West line of the Southwest
Quarter of the Southeast
Quarter to a 1/2 inch gal-
vanized iron pipe and
Northeast corner of prop-
erty; thence go 98.2 feet in
a Westerly direction on a
line parallel to the south
line of Section 33 to a 1/2
inch galvanized iron pipe
and Northwest corner of
property; thence go 88.2


CASE NO. 08-48 PR

IN RE: The Estate of





The administration of the
estate of RAYMOND
HARDY, deceased, File
Number 08-48 PR is pend-
ing in the Circuit Court for
Gulf County, Florida, Pro-
bate Division, the address
of which is Gulf County
Courthouse, Probate Divi-
sion, 100 Cecil G. Costin,
Sr. Boulevard, Port St.
Joe, FL 32456. The name
and address of the
co-personal representa-
tives an co-personal
representatives' 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 is served within
three months after the date
of the first publication of
this notice must file their
claims with this Court

All other creditors of the
decedent and persons
having claims or demands
against the estate of the
decedent must file their
claims with this Court


6100 7200

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


1100 1100 1100 1100 I 1160 4100 4130 6110 6170
FIRST PUBLICATION OF AT PUBLIC OUTCRY AND 5:00 pm at 15- Captain Costin Sr., Blvd., Port St. Bldg Const/Skilled Trade POSTAL & GOV'T JOB Efficiency Rooms. Weekly
THIS NOTICE. WILL THE SAME, SUB- Fred's Place (Gulf County Joe, Florida, 32456. Mark $1000 INFO FOR SALE? or monthly rentals Down-
JECT TO ALL PRIOR Welcome Center). All per- on the sealed envelope, Carenters town PSJ on Reid Ave.
ALL CLAIMS AND DE- LIENS, ENCUMBRANCES sons are invited to attend that this is a sealed bid for REWARD W arrick peru an d ters CallPat@850-2275747 DBL WD MH. 15th St.,
MANDS NOT SO FILED AND JUDGEMENTS, IF and participate. Anyone "RFP 0708-XX, Loan Pro- White with white and black Development looking for can Mexico Beach. 3 br 2 ba,
WILL BE FOREVER ANY, TO THE HIGHEST wanting to appeal an offi- posal". head long hair wolf mala- 20 skilled carpenters. unfurn except for stove &
BARRED. AND BEST BIDDER OR cial decision made on any ute mix, aprox. lbs. Tools andtransportation a fridge. $700/mo + $700
BIDDERS FOR CASH, subject at the meeting Gulf County Board of Last een on Cape San must. Lookls and transpg for carpen-ti You NEVER have to pay dep 648-365. Available
The date of the first publi- THE PROCEEDS TO BE must have a verbatim rec- County Commissioners Las Goes by the name of ter helookirs and laborers to for information about now.
cation of this Notice is Au- APPLIED AS FOR AS MAY ords of the meeting that in- /s/ Billy E. Traylor Bias. G oes by the name of tr helpers and Mlaborers to sis federal ormation postal jobs. Ifabout
gust 28, 2008. BE TO THE PAYMENT OF cludes the testimony and in recovery re turn sippi For information call you see a job
COSTS AND SATISFAC- evidence on which the ap- Chairman a FndFou50-227-6543 "guarantee", contact the
VIRGINIA A. SHIVER TION OF THE ABOVE DE- peal is based. /s/Rebecca Norris alive. Found oun Jerry Warren850-227-6543 FTC. Mexico Beach. No
325 S. Willard Avenue SCRIBED EXECUTION. Clerk of the Court or 850-625-7230. Ofice FTC.
325 S. Willard Avenue SCRIBED EXECUTION. Clerk of the Court 850-227-1945 The Federal Trade smoking/pets 3 br, 2 ba, Mobile Home lot for rent
Hampton, VA 23663 Publish September 4, 2008 Gulf County, Florida web id#34003194 Commission furnished MH w/deck, 1 in Angela Estates, 15th St.
SHERIFF PV.S _____________ ubs Sete 1____ is America's consumer bik to bch, dishwasher, Mexico Beach. $200/mo +
CLIFFORD E. PURVIS PUBLIC NOTICE Publish: September 4 & 11 Bidg Const/Skilled Trade protection agency fridge, W/D, CH&A. $1,000 $200/dep. 648-3659 for de-
5201 E. Sharon Drive PUBLIN eAd# 2008-107 B Cerators & mo + util.(803) 604-0289 tails
Scottsdale, AZ 85254 P ot\ Operators & or (803)-397-4869
JOSEPH NUGENT The Port St. Joe Port Au- STATE OF FLORIDA Labors 1-877-FTC-HELP Waterfront, Magnolia
CO-PERSNAL REPRE- thority will hold its regular DEPARTMENT OF COM- Local construction com- Lodge, RVpark, full hook
SENTATIVES monthly meeting on Mon- MUNITY AFFAIRS pany looking for expert A public serce up, boat ramp / dock
IN ACCORDANCE WITH day, September 8, 2008, at NOTICE OF INTENT TO enced laborers and oper message from the FC 140 hihd $300/39, Tranquil-
PAULW. GROOM II THE AMERICAN WITH 8:15 a.m., E.T, at the Law FIND MER.HANDI .b actors. Please applyein per- and The News Herald _64____Cll_50 _39-76
RISH, GIBSON, SCHOLZ DISABILITIES ACT, PER- Offices of Rish, Gibson, CITY OF PORT ST. JOE 3100 Antiques son: 106 Trade Circle Classified Advertising
& GROOM, PA. SONS WITH DISABILITIES Scholz & Groom, PA., 116 COMPREHENSIVE PLAN 3110 Appliances West, Suite E. Port St. Joe Department
116 Sailor's Cove Drive THAT NEED A SPECIAL Sailor's Cove Drive, Port AMENDMENT 3120 Arts & Crafts
PO. Box 39 ACCOMMODATION TO St. Joe, Florida. All who IN COMPLIANCE 3130 Auctions JOB NOTICE Postal Office Now Hiring 2 br, 1 ba, Highland View,
Port St. Joe, Florida 32457 PARTICIPATE IN THE wish may attend and be DOCKET NO. 3140 Baby Items Avg. Pay $20/hr. or Bay view, W&D, DW incl,
(850) 229-8211 PROCEEDING SHOULD heard. 08-PTF1-NOI-2302-(A)-(I) 3150 Building Supplies The Gulf County Board of $57K/yr. Including Fed. $500 mo. + dep, (817)
ATTORNEY FOR CONTACT NO LATER If any person decides to 3160 Business County Commissioners is Benefits and OT. Placed 789-3527.
CO-PERSONAL REPRE- THAN SEVEN DAYS appeal any decision made The Department gives no- Equipment accepting applications for by adSource, not affiliated
SENTATIVES PRIOR TO THE PRO- with respect to any matter tice of its intent to find the 3170 Collectibles fully Certified Corrections w/USPS who hires 3 Bed Only $323/mo!
FL BAR NO. 0037915 CEEDING AT considered at the meeting, Amendment to the Com- 3180 Computers Officers. Starting salary 1-866-483- 5658 Stop Renting! Buy Fore- REAL ESTATE FOR SALE
850-227-1115. he or she will need a rec- prehensive Plan for the 3200- Firewood will be $27,040. These are closure!(5% dwn 20 years
Publish: August 28, and ord of the proceedings, City of Port St. Joe, 3210 Free Pass It On fully benefited positions. @ 8.5% APR) For Listings 7100 Homes
September 4, 2008 Publish September 4, 11, and, for such purpose, he adopted by Ordinance No. 3220 Furniture Applications and a com- 800-349-0417 Ext. 7293 7110 Beach Home/
18,25,2008 orshe may need to ensure 402 on July 15, 2008, IN 3230 Garage/Yard Sales plete job description are 7120 Commercial
that a verbatim record of COMPLIANCE, pursuant to 3240 Guns available in our Human Re-. 4 br 2 ba, house at Tim- 7130 Condo/Townhouse
the proceedings is made, Sections 163.3184, 3250 Good Things to Eat sources Office (1000 Cecil L. berland, $800mo, $500 7140 Farms & Ranches
which record includes the 163.3187 and 163.3189, 3260 Health & Fitness G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port dep. On 5 acres of 7150- Lots and Acreage
NOTICE OF APPLICA- LEGAL NOTICE testimony and evidence S. 3270 Jewelry/Clothing St. Joe, Robert Moore Ad- and,call 850-648-5306 7160 Mobile Homes/Lots
TION FOR TAX DEED upon which the appeal is 3280 Machinery/ min Building, Ro om 301)e Adlandcall 850-648-5306 710 M obile Homes/Ln t
Equipment min Building, Room 301), F7170 Waterfront
NOTICE IS HEREBY to be based. The adopted City of Port 3290 MedicalEquipment or at BUSINESS & FINANCIAL 8228 Hy 9, St Joe 7180 Investment
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT AMERICA'S St. Joe Comprehensive 3300 Miscellaneous www.gulfcountygovern- Beach, 2br 2 bahouse Property
GIVEN that Cabernet I, MINI STORAGE AND OF- Publish: September 4, Plan Amendment and the 3310 Musical Instmments 5100 Business with gulf view, $875mo+ 7190 Out-of-Town
LLC the holder of the fol- FICE, INC., INTENDS TO 2008 Department's Objections, 3320 Plants & Shrubs/ Opportunities $800dep, 850-647-9214 Real Estate
lowing Tax Certificate, has DISPOSE OF OR OFFER REQUEST FOR PRO- Recommendations and Supplies Applications will be ac- 5110 Money to Lend 7200 Timeshare
Filed said certificate for a FOR SALE THE PER Comments Report, (if any), 3330 Restaurant/Hotel cepted until 5:00 p.m., E.T.
tax deed to be issued SONAL PROPERTY DE- POSAL ome Report, (if any), ptun 00 ..E.- Sporting Goods
are available for public in- 3340 SportingGoods_ on September 12, 2008 at _
thereon. The certificate SCRIBED BELOW TO EN- Tickets (Buy & Sell) on September 12, 2008 at 1 OO --
numthereon. The certificate SCRIBED BELOW TO EN- To provide $230,000.00 in section Monday through 3350 Tickets (Buy& Sell) the Gulf County Human 5100 3/3Spacous Townhouse7100
number and year of issu- FORCE A LIEN IMPOSED financing for Gulf County, Friday, except for legal Resources Office. For 3/3Spcious Townhouse ed 2 Bath Onl
ance, the description of ON SAID PROPERTY UN- financing for Gulf County, holidays, during normal more information, please Reliable Home located in The Village of 3 Bed 2 Bath Only
the property, and DER THE SELF STORAGE Florida holidays, during normal R T more information, pleasePort St. Joe. Close proxim $45,900l Buy Foreclosure!
the property, and DER THE SELF STORAGE business hours, at the City contact Human Resources Typist Needed Port St. Joe. Close proxim- Bank Owned For Listings
the names in which it was FACILITY ACT STATUTES RFP #0708-37 of Port St. Joe, City Hall, 3220 Director Denise Manuel at o S to area t. 800-349-0417 ext. 7292
assessed are as follows: SECTION 83.801-83-89. 35 Cecil G. Costin Sr. (850) 229-5335. NOW Downtown and St.
AMERICA'S MINI STOR- County, Florida is re- Boulevard, Port St. Joe, $425/PT-$825/FT. Weekly Joseph's Bay. Monthly
pplCertification No. 124 008- AGE AND OFFICE, INC., questing proposals from Florida 32457.Gulf County enforces a Guaranteed.Flexible rental available' at
Application No. 2008 17 WILL DISPOSE OF SAID questing propose rom Drug-Free Workplace Pol- Hours, Excellent Pay! $1000.00 per month w/
Year of Issuance: 2006 PROPERTY NO LATER qualified banks to provide Any affected person, as Leather Couch $400, icy and is an Equal Oppor- Basic Data Entry, $1000.00 security/damage Mexico Beach. 3 br, 2 ba,
R.E. No.01526-006R THAN THE DATE OF SEP- a $230,0 0 T funds defined in Section Wrought Iron/Glass: Sofa tunity/ Affirmative Action PC Required. deposit. Call (850) MH w/deck, 1 blk to bch
Description of Property: PREMBOPERTY IS LOCATED will be used to pay for 163.3184, FS., has a right table, End tables, coffee Employer.. 1-800-349-5419 229-2706 for more info. dishwasher, fridge, W/D,
COMMENCE at a concrete AT 141 COMMERCE existing obligations associ- to petition for an adminis- table, $200. Side chair -. CH&A. Green house,
COMteated with the purchase trative hearing to challenge $100 Bedroom setQuen s/ Billy Traylor, Chairman shop, & storage $249,500
NW Corner of the NE SE GULF COUNTYit control build termination that the wicker night stands and Attest: /s/ Rebecca L. Nor- offer's (803) 6040289 or
1/4 of Section 4, Township quo control buAmendment to the City of book case, side chair, is, Clerk Charming home for rent in offer's (803)3974869
4 South, Range 10 West, 1. ANGELA HOUSE, Th Port St. Joe Comprehen-$400 Double Matress and k Port St. Joe. 2 br w/ com- (803)-397-4869
Gulf County, Florida, as RO. BOX 5075uests bids on the follow- sive Plan is In Compliance, box springs, and linens September 4 & 11, 2008 puter room or nursery, 1 PSJ Ige older home w/ 1st
Stone Creek Acres; thence WHITE CUNIT, FL-1 ing two (2) options: as defined in Subsection white wicker head board ba, laundry room, Central & 2nd fir units on 1.5 lots
Stone Creek Acres; thence STORAGE UNIT D-1 ing two (2) options 163.3184(1), FS. The pe- and armoire $300. Mexico Ad: #2008-104 R*AT air and heat,.fenced yard, w/ a 1 br cott in back. In
run South 89 Degrees 46 PERSONAL HOUSEHOLD A. A short term fi- tuition must be filed within Beach: 648-1006 REA ESTATE FOR RENT no pets, $570/m, $400 sec. quiet neighbor, big yd,
Minutes along Seconds GOODS, FURNITURE aning option with term twenty-one (21) days after JOB NOTICE Busins deposit, Call 227-6216 CH/A new ins win, tile.
East along the North MISC. nancing option with a term ulication of this notice 6100 Business/ $285,000
boundary line of said NE no more than five (5) years publication of this ni The Gul County Bo ard of Commercial Home For Rent, 1110,
1/4 of the SE 1/4, as mon- PUBLISH: September 4, with a no prepayment pen- i information and contents County Commissioners is 6110 Apartments Garrison Ave., 1765sf of 2291215
umented for 247.33 feet for 11,2008 ty. described in Uniform Rule 3230 accepting applications for120 Beach Rents living area, corner lot, 3 br, .
the POINT OF BEGINN- _________f 28-10620 FAC The Paramedics. Salary DOE. 6130 Condo/Townhouse 2 ba. Carpeted living St. Joe Beach,
ING, from said POINT OF B. Long term financ- 28-106.201, EA.C. TheP6140 House Rentals
BEGINNIG, from said POINT OF ing option with a term of petition must be filed with These are fully benefited 6150- Roommate Wanted room, dining room, family Hwy 98, 2 br, 2 ba,
BEGINNING, run South 89 NOTICE TO RECEIVE ten (10) years with notpre- the Agency Clerk, Depart- positions. Applications 6160 Rooms for Rent room, & sun porch. Fire- I1104sf,'w/Gulf view, will I
Degrees 30 Minutes 22 SEALED BIDS payment penalty no al- ment of Community Af- and a complete job de- 0170 Mobile Home/Lot place in living room. New Iconsider offer, owner fi-i
Seconds East for 176.16 BID #0708-36 loon option, payoff only. fairs, 2555 Shumard Oak Port St Joe. 915 16th scription are available in 6180- Out-of-Town Rentals CH&A, Kitchen- electric Inancing property swap.
feet; thence South 00 De- loon option, payffonly Boulevard, Tallahassee, street. Sept 6th 9am 12 our Human Resources Of- 6190 -Timeshare Rentals range, refrigerator & dish $289K 850-647-9214
agrees 09 Minutes 53 Sec- The Gulf County Board of A responsive bidder may Florida 32399-2100, and a noon. Full size tool box for fice (1000 Cecil G. Costin, 6200 Vacation Rentals washer. Washer & dryer in- -
onds East for 335.94 feet, County Commissioners propose onerbothofthe copy mailed ordelivered truck, smoker, fishing Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, eluded. By apptonly, call
thence North 71 Degrees will receive sealed bids options noted above for to the local government, poies, surf board, PVC rail- Robert Moore Admin 227-1286 or 227-6855.
40 Minutes 29 Seconds from any qualified person, tnsderatnote bav the Failure to timely file a peti- ing, wheel barrel; clothes Building, Room 301), or at Howard Creek: 1 br 1 ba | 7110
along the centerline consideration by the Failure to timely file a peti- ing, wheel barrel clothes Building, Room 301) or at7110
W Mngdes cecnd company or corporation County. tion shall constitute a for kids, mens, women www.gulfcountygovern- 6100 Howard Creek: 1 br, 1 ha
of a graded road for interested in constructing: waiver of any right to re- and Jrs. sizes. Shoes for cottage, fully furnd w/ l. For Sale
184.11 feet; thence NorthKand $500mo + $250Dep Call
00 Degrees 28 Minutes 50 The terms and conditions quest an administrative Kids and womns. Kitchen 522-9515 / 850 382 4351 owner
0 egres28 utIOLAROAD of the loan include the fol- proceeding as a petitioner stuff and house decor ct. Applicationswill be ac-MINI STORAGE By wner
Seconds West for 279.58 STORMWATER IM- lowing: under Sections 120.569 cepted until 5:00 p.m., E.T. Large 4 br, 3 Full baths, Beach Homes & Condos
feet to the POINT OF BE- PROVEMENTS PRO- and 120.57, ES. If a peti- on September 26, 2008 at Il POrt St. Joe plus office. In ground Visit
GINNING. Said parel of JECT Amount, not to exceed tionisfiled, thepurpose of the Gulf County Human screened pool, across
1.24 acres, moan area or less, $250,000.00 the administrative hearing Resources Office. For 229-6200 from City Park w/ Lake and
1.24 acres, more or less, Plans and specifications will be to present evidence 3300 more information, please Playground. Walk to
and being subject to right can be obtained atPayments annually at a andtestimony and forward contact Human Resources 814 7400 school, town and bayfor Sale
of way for graded road. Preble-Rish, Inc., 324 Ma- designated date to be a recommended order to L.235 Kabota Tractor, less Director Denise Manuel at 814-7400 $1,500 permonth+ dep. House for Sale
rina Drive, Port St. Joe, agreed upon by the par- the Department. If no peti- than 650 hrs., 5 ft (850) 229-5335. (850)-227-8777 410 5th St. Mexico Beach,
Name in whi~chassessox: Florida 32456, (850) ties. tion is filed, this Notice of bushhog, disc, cultivator,
LE ^ ^ Ac & Adkins old box blade, PaidLGulf County enforces a NEW OFFICE FL, 4 BLOCKS TO BEACH,
LE Aidn & Uindo Adkrins 227-7200. The bid must Intent shall become final old box blade, Paid Gulf County enforces a NEW OFFICE Mexico Beach 3 br, 1.5 2 LOTS 110 x 121.46 x
All of said property being conform to Section Principal prepayments, no agency action. $4,500, Sell $3000 Call Drug-Free Workplace Pol SPACE FOR b, Cottage, 54 Azalea Dr 16.28 x 148.84 Beautifu
Florida.3Unless(such)car-Fute l onrpublicaentity 850-647-3754, leave mes- icy and is an Equal Oppor- $750 mo. E-mail: tally- Beach House, 1935 sq.ft.
in GulfCountSt f287 Fo S at-penalty for early payoff. $750 mo. Email: tally-ABeach Houser1935 sq^ft.
Florida.Unless such cer- utes, on public entity 'forearlypayo If a petition is filed, other sage. tunity/ Affirmative Action RENT man@ or heatd andcooled. House
according to law, thd e Interest rate: the respond- affected persons may peti- Employer.Beautiful 850681-1981s 4 yrs. old. Four bed-
property described in such This project is being fed rate bastefoonthe in the proceeding. A peti- /s/ Billy Traylor, Chairman 800 sq. ft. store Port St. Joe, New 3.5 br, 2 room, 2 baths. Screen
certificate still bidde sold to funded by the Northwest terms included in the pro- tion for intervention must front office ba, w/d refg. 802 Marvin reationroom along with all
the highest bidder in the Florida Water Manage- posal be filed at least twenty (20) Attest:/s/Rebecca L. Nor- Ave. $1450/m Call bedroomshave been ce-
front Lobby of the Gulf ment District Florida For- posal days before the final hear- ris, Clerk on desirable 404-867-7865 ram tied Walkin cs
County Courthouse, 1000 ever Funding Program. Security: Gulf County, ing and must include all of Reid Ave. am ictiled. Walk-in close
Cecil G. Costing, Sr. Blvd., Florida offers no security in the information and con- Dates: September 4, 11, Listed at below Want to get away to thee n

REBECCA L NORRIS allhBDNQT O dor ayment o Ir in tha inf ormin statnd con- 130-Eployment Lountaisat f-9449 22e475 or 229-6343C tay curomple R tait
Port St. Joe, Florida at This project is a roadway any county properties or tents described in Uniform18, &25, 2008 mamountins of East Ten. s tay, completely tiled
11:00 AM COUNE.D.T, Octo- paving and story Gulf County, Flowaterr chee P NEEDED 1n- m5ri a' spacious lodge, sleeps 2 throughout, heat pump

BY: Donna L. Ray erep1tonada revenues related to this Rule 28-106.205, FA.C .fee A has been salt sprayidu2
er, 2008. Dated this 26th hancement project. All fees an d expenses Tax petition for leave to ie Ad: #2008-105 Contact to 14. Minutes to Pidgeon crdipped so noalkways, awn-
dollars shall be the res pledged vene shallbefiled at theEarn up to $900Becky Harper Forge, Gatlingburg o vccur, attic space. Recrea
Publish: 09/04/08, tAllSUBCONTRACTORS for repayment of this loan Division of Administrative 410 Help Wanted weekends withcs/Transportation- s) ng along walkwaysCade's Cove. Cal
09/25/08CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT shallbeiquiFDOTed damlifed for andthis oaFR is subject Hearings, Department of 413d acce mplicati227-4075 or 229-6343 forion room 1-866-280th5309 ay

nefpset atew investigation and eval-searing. Receivable PHYSICIAN en p REASONS, can e-mail pic-ng
C R T E the type e work they will be only to annual appropria- Management Services, intio Driver Traineoes rental info and walls, tiled. Outside
GULF COUNT U FLORIDA. providing ion by Gulf County, o 1230 Aalachee Parkway, NEEDAm riashcas ewa area: New 2 br, 1 shower and deep well. 12
Comleio dtefot eseida. Tallahassee, Floridaoa log home, screened x 20 Boat shed and 12 x

UD IN TH R IT ode r of its responsibility to made 32399-3060. Failure to pe ro- Nomedical clinic with two loblem bathroom, swimming pool, orage coveringunit.
COU Donna Lay projects will be 150 days AIl fees and expenses that tuition to intervene within a e s.cporch, Grea fac fenced rd m 9pson, n-
S IN from the date of the Notice will be the responsibility of the allowed time frame JOB NOTICE Earn up to $900/ Hheaome andnear West Arm Dead g over all doors, fence
Publish: 09/04/08, t Proceedsucc presentedder. to the County must be clearly ton s erweekends with TMCCo- Lakes) $650mo 2344915 railing along walkways
09/11/08, 029/18/08, t f bide, outlined in the response to right such a person has to The City of Port St. Joe is pany endorsed CDL Train- wk 785-7255 hm around house, Ready for
NT09/25/08 LC bed a thise proposal process admnequest ratve hearing under accepting applications for in850-249-g 1011 or66-280-5309 apply at Charming 1 br garage the summer and family

MESAL COXiq INDIDU idated damages f should be directed to: rSections 120.569 and a a dad an C c and Loca ap oo k B0a Wak nPq eoth, 8 -ill sle
failure LtoDS m pleter2 08thtetnBthrCednsie aol g timeo fand quests, will sleep
200 failure to complete the The respondents are re- 120.57, ES., or to partici- eoligMedical/Health many. 325,000.00 MUST
AD# 2008FLODA103 project on the specified quird nty reservsconduct the 32399-2100ate in the administrative 'AccountantAction Em-61ouSACRIFICEFOR HEALTH

ALNC .PReE O ndaonr redt to a r f Bids will be received r h ant E x e c u ti v e 9n701 4R AOaai ll Dan D ow ntow n Port St Joe 8or m
DUdate will e set at owninvestigation and eval- hearing. Recivable PHYSICIAN Cl ate $400/month utilities
$1,000.00 pe dy nation of the credit worthi- ClimateAanudount unts Male or female to share turesemail us at:
nessa off theloan.The After an administrative AccountantAccounts ASSISTANT Non-Climate 4BR House $380/month milspec4@belsouth.nt
NOTICE OF SHERIFFS Please indicate on the n- County's financialinforma- hearing petitions timely Payable NURSE Control Storage includes utilities. Call Mry and Tom Price 334
SAIN E OT f you havlope any questionsY o v uo filed, mediation is available Utiln Aty: | d. Call 1 3r5e me Reil a ce I nds! o r Li3t034
NAME, that this is a quest to this document pursuant to Sub-section Service Worker, Trash Boat/RVnstorage
NOTICET IS HEREBY SEALED BID, and include and is not in anyway in- 163.3189(3)(a), ES., to Department OR PHYSICAN aRoom For Rent in WeWa,&
GIVE& NORTHAT PURSUAN LOT th4, please call Davidany aKennedy person who is ale ar Needed for fast paced Furn. or unfurn. private
TO A FINAL JUDGEMENT te bi dSalaryDOmedical clinic with two bathroom, swimming pool,

COUNTY DATED FEBRU September 19,850)227-72008, atthe credit decision with r- tive law judge assigned by a.- he 2700 square feet and
ARY 28,2008 IN THE Gulf County Clerk's Office, applica t tol tuid he 3 05 amp a p arking spaes

CAUSE WHEREIN CAPT I Gulf County Courthouse, tp c to l \n the Diiong ofcnstr Srlvdr 1 Mystery Shoppers. Earn, 401k prngp cR30____
RECORDS OF GULF. up to $ a day. Under- Near businessesand restaurants UTOMOTIVE, MARINE

RECORDS OF GULF .., ,-~IIIII'A tA~I .... -,, .-..... up to $100 a day. Under- Na uiessadrsarns.

OUNTY FORIDA, AND ublish September 411 '"' cover shoppers needed to 103 Reid Avenue
ON THE 30TH DAY OF & 18,2008 Fr S a -. ... iB l- 1,i. Judge retail/ dining estab-
SEPTEMBER, 2008 AT .. Lr., jr, :ri.' F.'rl '.1 lishments. Exp not re-
THE FRONT STEPS OF Ad #2008-1067 J,,W FI ,."11 quired. Please Call Stand Alone Office Building For Sale
THE GULF COUNTY E P #0 6 .....- 1-800-308-4616. approx. 100 square feet 98 Yamaha Seca II 600,
COURTHOUSE, IN PORT app1 10 sq t 1 amgood cond. Only 6K mi.,
ST JOE, FLORIDA, AT PSJRA Board of Direc- \ GROUNDS KEEPER/ ideal for small office needs $1995. 348-1062.
SALE ALL OF THE SAIDopment Agency's regular Blonde in High Heels Hot &Bubbly.30
DEFE NDANTS RIGHT, TI- Board of Directors Meeting I !850-784-8188 I I !850-784-8188!I CALL 1R-850-227dne pa
INTEREST IN will be held on Thursday, ,----------dequippe Set
AFORESAID PROPERTY September 11, 2008, at FOR APPLICATION PROCESS handicap equipped. Set
up in Beacon Hill 340-0282

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


B8 Thursday, September 4, 2008 The Star, Port St. Joe, FL Established 1 937 Serving Gulf County and surrounding areas for 70 years



FACVB to Host Offshore

IE S S Oil Drilling Summit

Arizona Chemical Plant

Renews EPA Designation

Arizona Chemical's
Port St. Joe plant recent-
ly earned renewal of
its membership in the
Environmental Protection
Agency's (EPA) presti-
gious Performance Track
program. Performance
Track is a voluntary part-
nership between regulat-
ed facilities and the EPA,
focusing on pollution
prevention, resource con-
servation and community
The Port St. Joe plant
successfully completed
its first three-year com-
mitment in 2007, which
entitles it to continue par-
ticipation in Performance
Track through 2010.
"Our employees' com-
mitment to sustained
environmental excellence
is the reason we are being
recognized by the EPA
once again," said Mike
Brantley, Port St. Joe
plant manager. "During
our first three-year term
in Performance Track,
Port St. Joe employees
delivered on their prom-
ise to reduce water, waste
and odorous emissions
from the plant, and we all
benefit from their dedica-
tion and follow-through."
The Port St. Joe plant
was accepted into the
program again in part
because it successfully
met previous commit-
ments to reduce emis-.
sions from the plant, and
it has reduced energy
consumption. Also, as
required by the program,
the plant has an excellent

regulatory compliance
track record, received
third-party verification
of their environmental
management system and
reports annually to the
EPA on progress toward
stated commitments.
In addition to new com-
mitments to reduce ener-
gy usage, wastewater pol-
lutants, water consump-
tion and noise levels from
site operations, Port St.
Joe employees already
have reduced the plant's
cumulative well water
usage by more than 78
million gallons, cut total
energy usage by 10 per-
cent and completed two
odor reduction projects
during the 2005-2007
goal period. The facility
also received the 2007
Outreach Award from
EPA for its community
outreach activities.
There are more than
500 facilities across
the country enrolled in
the Performance Track
program. All of Arizona
Chemical's U.S. facilities
participate in the pro-
gram and have commit-
ments to voluntarily con-
serve resources and min-
imize waste. Performance
Track is an EPA partner-
ship program that recog-
nizes and rewards pri-
vate and public facilities
that demonstrate strong
environmental perfor-
mance beyond regulatory
requirements through
voluntary initiatives and
publicly stated commit-

Opportunity Florida to

Offer Exporting Workshops

In an effort to acquaint
businesses, city and coun-
ties with the many opportu-
nities offered in the interna-
tional market, Opportunity
Florida will host a series
of workshops focused on
exporting products and
services. The presentation
will be made by experts
well versed in the field.
Exporting 101 will begin
by focusing on the reasons
to export your product and
the basic steps one would
need to take. It will greatly
benefit anyone considering
moving into the interna-
tional marketplace. Tours
of local ports will also be

The sessions are sched-
uled from 10 a.m. to noon
CT Sept. 25 and Oct. 17
at the One Stop Career
Center Community Room
in Marianna. It is possible
the location might change if
a large number of respons-
es are received. The work-
shops are free of charge,
but we do ask that any-
one attending please let us
know in advance to allow
us to plan accordingly.
Please feel free to con-
tact Susan Estes at the
Opportunity Florida office
at (850) 718-0453 with any

Workforce Finance Committee to Meet

The GulfCoastWorkforce
Board Finance Committee
will meet by conference call
from 11 a.m. to noon ET

Thursday, Sept. 4. For call
participation information,
contact Donna Williams at
(850) 913-3285.

WHAT: Conversations
about offshore drilling in
Florida have become a
hot topic. There's grow-
ing pressure to increase
oil production because of
rising gasoline prices, and
the presidential candidates
have been discussing their
energy policies in earnest
over the past few months.
The FACVB will host
the Offshore Oil Drilling
Summit to educate com-
munities around the state
about offshore drilling. The
summit will bring togeth-
er perspectives from the
industry and offer insights
on the topic and its impact
on Florida, including desti-
nations such as beaches of
South Walton.
Guest speakers will cover
all facets of offshore drill-
ing and present the benefits
and risks to the tourism
WHEN: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Sept. 11
WHO: Paul Catoe,
FACVB, "The Essential
Elements of Florida's

Economic Engine"
John Hofmeister,
Citizens for Affordable
Energy, "ImprovingFlorida's
(and the rest of America's)
Economic Efficiency and
Diversifying the Sources"
Dr. Enid Sisskin,
University of West Florida,
"Impact and Risks to
Florida's Natural Resources
Posed by Offshore Oil
Charlie Williams
and Fred Palmer, Shell
Oil, "Producing Energy
for Our Economy
While Safeguarding the
David Mica, Florida
Petroluem Council, "Impact
of New Oil Sites on Florida
John Felmy, American
Petroleum Institute, "How
Offshore Oil Drilling Will
Impact Fuel Prices and
Energy Dependency"
WHERE: Hilton
Sandestin Beach Resort &
Spa, 4000 Sandestin Blvd.,
South Destin, Fla. 32550,
(850) 267-9500

Galati Yachts a 'Dealer of Distinction'

Galati Yacht Sales recently was honored
with a "Dealer of Distinction Award" (DDA)
from Cruisers Yachts, a premier manufac-
turer of luxury yachts in Oconto, Wis. The
annual DDAs are Cruisers Yachts' way of
recognizing their dealers who demonstrate
excellence in customer service and play an
intricate role in its receiving the coveted CSI
Award (Customer Satisfaction Index Award)
from the National Marine Manufacturers
Association (NMMA). DDA recipients were
announced at Cruisers Yachts' international
dealer meeting in Sheboygan, Wis., in late
July. Galati Yacht Sales also earned the No. 3
Sales Volume Award for all North American
The NMMA honors those yacht manu-
facturers who have an ongoing tradition of

exceeding customers' expectations through-
out the entire boat-buying process. To be
recognized, a CSI Award recipient must
maintain an independently measured stan-
dard of excellence of 90 percent or higher'
in customer satisfaction over the past year,
based on information provided by consum-
ers who have purchased a new boat. Cruisers
Yachts' DDAs are selected based on those
same surveys and overall dealer satisfaction
from customers who purchased a Cruisers
Yacht the proceeding year.
"We are proud of Galati Yacht Sales and the
high level of satisfaction they continue to pro-
vide to their customers. They truly are among
the finest yacht dealers in the country," said
Jim Viestenz, president of KCS International


Vf Y. : '


M Kilgore'!
Driveways, Patios, Pool Decks,
Retaining Walls, Stonework &
Water Features
Pressure Washing & Sealing of
Pavers & Concrete Surfaces
Office: (850) 229-1980
Fax: (850) 229-1981
Free Estimates
Where top quality and custom-
er satisfaction meet!
2890 W. Highway 98 Port St. Joe


.r rfr^ -T.-

Major Appliance,
Parts, Repair, Sales
7- 232 Reid Ave
Port St. Joe, FL 32456
.- cell 850-527-8086,

Call Today to get your ad in Trades & services

Owned TLC Lawn Service
ommResidential "Every yard needs a little TLC"
Termite & Pest Control
*TerminteTreatments -Restaurant'Molel Flea Control' Condominiums rerr cr 'c' 's
*Household Pest Control- New TreatmentI- Real Estate (WDO) Repors Conslruction Sites 2 2 -6
Specializing in Vacation Rental Properties We now accept all major credit cards
Free Estimates Free estimates Established 1991
Weed Round Up Sprinkler Systems

Licensed and Insured



Heating & Cooling
A/C Heating Ice Machines
Commercial Refrigeration New and Existing Homes
Over 12 Years in Gulf Co.

Owner: Brent Pierce
State Lic. #RA0066486

Phone: 229-2665 (COOL)
Mobile: 227-5568

Landscape Design Residentia
Landscape Installation Spec
Pine Straw Shin
Ground Cover Metal R(
All types of Palm Trees Highest Quality
Sod .
Licensed *
Wholesale and Retail Sen o


Call Steve for
State Certified
Lic# CCC-132-6200

kl~iliWiw mVVVw77mrlVI~u

ializing in
gle Re-Roofs
oofs Flat Roofs
y & Longest Guarantee

Bonded Insured
Dr Discounts

a free estimate today!

IICRC Certified
Cleaning Specialist


mi 22 -561

;A ..._ .' : .

t .' ,.en'o ~ ~ 'ei~sAsz~v '.'~a~'ia4.~~


Fast Affordable

. tl;

, W---w

B8 Thursday, September 4, 2008 The Star, Port St. Joe, FL Established 1937

Serving Gulf County and surrounding areas for 70 years .


Esalse 37*Sr gGl Cont adsurondn ara -o-0yasTeSaPr t oe L*TusaSpebr4 08*B

Seniors: On Aug. 18, the
senior class of 2009 expe-
rienced its last firsfirst day of
school celebration. They left
the gym as champions of the
First Day of School Wacky
Olympics. After a memorable
day, the seniors officially put
on their thinking caps and
resumed business as usual. In
other news, if you are a senior
or the parent of a senior, be
on the lookout for senior por-
trait proofs, which should be
arriving at the school in the
next week or two. Also, schol-
arships will become available
in December. Always, always
check with guidance on
options and opportunities.
Juniors: Attention class of
2010: It is finally your junior
year; therefore, it's your turn
to get ready for prom. Juniors
and their parents can begin
the fundraising by working at
the concession stand during
home football games. Anyone
interested in volunteering may
sign-up in Mrs. Newsome's
office (guidance). It is also
imperative that every junior
pay his or her dues: $20.
Those dues should be paid
to class treasurer Chellsey
O'Neill. Remember juniors:
You must pay to play.

Student Government:
It's that time again, stu-
dents, to step up. If you are
interested in running for
Homeroom Representative,
pick up your qualification
form from Mrs. White's
room, 108. Forms are to
be turned in no later than
Friday, Sept. 5. Homeroom
elections will be held
Tuesday, Sept. 9, during
homeroom. A big thanks
goes out to everyone who
helped support the student
government on our first-day
celebration. Your donations
were greatly appreciated.

Band: One time at band
camp ... A likely horror story
for an innocent freshman has
proven to be anything but.
The Port St. Joe Marching
Band finished its annual
band camp several weeks
ago, and out of the carnage,
its officers emerged. Cody
Clark assumed the title of
Drum Major; Jesse Raffield
took on the role of supreme
band captain; Sarah Hiscock
became the savvy secretary,
while Kristen Posey took over
Nelson Shelton's old com-
iand of band librarian.
e The marching band
shall play "Time Warp,"
v'Frankenstein", and "Pirates
bf the Caribbean: At World's
End" as its field songs. Off
the field, the band will be
performing several classics
such as "Rocky" and "Oompa

Sports: We will kick off the
official football season Friday,
Sept. 5, in Tallahassee against
Florida High.
Lady Sharks Volleyball is
having its first game Thursday,
Sept. 4, at Liberty County. The
JV team will start at 5 p.m.,
and varsity will start at 6 p.m.
Lady Sharks Volleyball also
has a tournament Saturday,
Sept. 6, in Chipley. Team
members must be ready to
leave at 7:30 a.m. They then
have a game on Monday, Sept.
8, at Bozeman. The JV team
will start at 5 p.m., and varsi-
ty will begin at 6 p.m.. Turn in
fundraising money and forms
no later than Thursday, Sept.
SBoth boys and girls soc-
cer conditioning began
Tuesday, Sept. 2. All practices
will be Mondays, Tuesdays
and Thursdays. Players are
allowed no more than two
misses unless currently play-
ing a different sport. Be on
time, and don't forget to do
those fundraisers.
If you are a girl and inter-
ested in participating in
basketball or cross-country,
there are sign-up sheets in
the front office.
Boys and girls golf started
their seasons Sept. 2. Boys,
be excited and prepared for
practicing every day from 3-
4:30 p.m. Girls, you will be
practicing three days a week
from 3-4:30 p.m.
Please come out and sup-
port our athletes as they

represent themselves and
your town!

Yearbooks are in,
and they are $55 dollars.
Last year's senior class
can come and collect their
pre-purchased yearbooks
in Mrs. Taylor's office any
time between 7 a.m. and
3 p.m. If you have not
purchased a yearbook
for the school year, they
can be purchased in Mrs.
Taylor's office as well.
*The NJROTC drill
team has started and still
is looking for more cadets
to sign up. If you are
interested, please contact
Commander Jarosz.
*For all students who
ordered a Herf Jones class
ring,, rings are scheduled
to arrive mid-December.
*Career day is at 9
a.m. Sept. 12. Various
colleges and business-
es will be present and
ready to answer any and
all questions. Students
from Wewahitchka High
School also will be in
*Concession stand:
Seniors also can work
in the concession stand
and gain community
service hours. See Mrs.
mance Reward Day: The
current ninth grade class
will be rewarded for their
outstanding performance
on last year's FCAT. Plans
include a trip to Rocket
Lanes on Friday, Sept. 5.

"Shark Talk" is brought
to you by the mem-
bers of ENC1101-08:
Emily Baxley, Savannah
Bottkol, Brennis Bush,
Johnathon Graham,
Courtney Hermsdorfer,
Robbie Martin, Douglas
May, Stratton Miniat,
Brandi Price, Jesse
Raffield, Heather Strange,,
Brandon Strickland,
Meredith Todd and
Kaelyn Williams.

Front Row: Dalton Brammer, Steven Kerigan,
Callie Capps
Back Row: Zack Combs, Brantley Lake, Kaleb
Hamm, Delilah Harrison, Milek Bailey

WMS Off to

a Great Start

Our school year is off to a great start. The ,sixth grade
students have made WMS their home now and can find
their way to classes without any problems. If your child is
having difficulties, please feel free to contact us to schedule
a parent conference. Teachers and staff welcome all parent
If you would like to keep up with your child's grades,
please stop by the WMS office with a picture ID. You will be
given a Pinnacle number, which allows you on-line access
to your child's grades and attendance.

Upcoming home games
Girls Volleyball:
Thursday, Sept. 4 vs. Franklin County at 4:30 p.m.
Thursday, Sept. 11 vs. Hosford at 3 p.m.
Tuesday, Sept. 16 vs. Tolar at 3 p.m.
Monday, Sept. 22 vs. Blountstown at 3:30 p.m.
Tuesday, Sept. 23 vs. ABC Charter at 3:30 p.m.
Tuesday, Sept. 30 vs. Altha at 4 p.m.
Tuesday, Sept. 23 vs. Tolar at
6 p.m.
0 Tuesday, Sept. 30 vs. Blounstown
at 6 p.m.

Come out and support your Gators!

The mO litened to event on the radio,

Here is y.ur chance to be heard by entire local community anc
shOw spirit on the Radio

Becomnea spons r of the Port St Joe Sharks or the Franklin
County Seahawks and show your community Spirit!

Packages starting as low as $250 for the full regular Season!


Your Hometown Country Station Your Beach Music Cnecton
WOCY 106.5 FM WOYS 100.5 FM

~amA EB~w i~a~M~uni'~ uwam~s SW, ~ 7~5I', ~i~~V'S3~,

Dazzling Dolphins












8, 2008 AT 6:00 RM.,







Publish: August 28 & September 4, 2008

AD# 2008-96


Our first month back
at school has been really
blessed. It has been so nice
to see all the familiar faces
in the classrooms and halls.
We are also delighted to see
new faces and are enjoying
getting to know new stu-
dents and families. As we
were getting settled into our
routines, we also were intro-
duced to a familiar routine
interrupter, a hurricane.
Well, OK, a tropical storm.
Thank God we were not
inundated or flooded by Fay
but pleasantly blessed with
light showers from heaven.
We do pray for those who
suffered from the storm.
There have been many
changes at FCS over the
last several months, one
of which is our new play-
ground. Thank you to every-
one who helped to make
this dream a reality. God
truly blessed this project.
PTF volunteer forms
were given out at orienta-
tion. If you did not receive
one, please pick it up at
the school office. Would you
like to be PTF President? If
so, please contact Sandie
Kennedy at 227-2191. An
organizational meeting for
PTF will be held at a later
The Classroom Angel
Program is underway.
Donations provide extra



A Public Hearing will be held at
the Planning and Development
Review Board (PDRB) meeting on
Tuesday, September 02, 2008 at
8:45 a.m. EST, and at the Board of
County Commissioners (BOCC)
meeting on Tuesday, September
09, 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:

Public Hearing on the EAR Based
Amendments and Amendments to
the Comprehensive Plan.

The public is encouraged to at-
tend 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.

Ad# 2008-101
Date: August 28, 2008

monies and/or items
requested by the teachers
to enrich the programs they
are teaching. These forms
also were given out at orien-
tation. If you have any ques-
tions concerning this pro-
gram or need a form, please
contact the school office.
We will begin our
Christmas Card Sales kickoff
on Sept. 12. Students from
FCS will be requesting pur-
chases from family, friends
and the community for two
weeks. Our catalogues are
really great this year. You will
love the items. This is one of
our major fundraising events
for the year. Monies raised at
fundraisers help to keep our
tuition costs down. Most pri-
vate and parochial schools
have a higher tuition, so we
really appreciate the support
the community always has
given us.
Fall pictures will be
taken Wednesday, Sept. 17.
Everyone come dressed in
your best. Also, our older
groups' trip to The Wilds, a
camp in North Carolina, is
Sept. 30 to Oct. 3.
We ask that you would
earnestly pray with us for
our schools, our communi-
ties, our nation and our
upcoming elections, that we
all would receive wisdom
from God and that His will
would be done.

The Star, Port St. Joe, FL Thursday, September 4, 2008 B9

I Established 1937 Serving Gulf County and surrounding areas for 70 years

Critters Could Bring in Cash Gccc Offers Water
S ., Exercise Class

By Marie Logan
Star Staff Writer

In just three short weeks,
some lucky someone in this
area is going to be $10,000
That is, if he or she pur-
chases a ticket for the Cash
for Critters raffle benefitting
the St. Joseph Bay Humane
It's all part of the third
annual Paws in the Park/
Bow Wow Bash, the Humane
Society's primary fundraiser.
Already on the fast track
as one of the community's
most-attended fundraisers,
in just three short years, the
day-long and into-the-night
event has raised a consider-
able portion of the Humane
Society's operating budget
while offering people chanc-
es at unique prizes.
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, as
in the past two years, the
Society will offer $10,000
in cold cash instead, along
with five additional prizes of
$1,000 each.
Tickets for both the grand
prize and the additional
$1,000 chances are $100
per ticket, all tax-deductible,
of course. The St. Joseph
Bay Humane Society is a
501(c)3 organization.
The Society's goal is to
sell 500 tickets before the
drawing, which will be Sept.
27 at the Bow Wow Bash.
People do not have to be
present to win. At press

time, tickets still were avail-
According to Sandi
Christy, one of the Society's
board of directors, raffle
tickets are available at:
The Humane Society,
1007 10th St., Port St. Joe;
Faith's Thrift Hut, also
at the 10th Street address;
Provisions on Williams
Ave., Port St. Joe;
Bayside Savings Bank,
Port St. Joe;
Dockside Restaurant,
Marina Drive, Port St. Joe;
Loggerhead Grill, State/
County 30E, Cape San
Scallop Cove/BE State/
County 30E, St. Joseph
Any of the Society's
board of directors.

Bow Wow Bash
The family gathering that
morphs into the adult night
event begins at 8 a.m. ET
Sept. 27 with the very popu-
lar Paws in the Park 5K

walk/run. Dogs and their
people, or people alone, can
participate on this year's
certified course.
Christy said local glass
artist Jan Sapte has
designed, made and donat-
ed awards for the winners.
The artist, who divides her
time between Gulf County
and her native England, has
created glass plates with
paw prints in them for each
category in the race.
Set for reappearance
between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.
ET are the crowd favorites
of Puppy Picasso, during
which canines can produce
paw-print paintings for their
people, the dog and owner
look-alike contest, and the
smartest tricks contest,
am6ng 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 barbecue sand-
wiches to benefit Meals On

Wheels using the South Gulf
Volunteer Fire Department's
famous Boston Butt roasts.
The day's activities will be
in Centennial Park, and the
nighttime fun will be in the
Centennial Building.
As the sun sets, the action
will pick up with live enter-
tainment from a regional
blues band, soon to be
named, Christy said. The
popular silent and live auc-
tion will again wend through
the evening's dining and
Tickets for the evening
event are $30 each or $250
for a table of 10. They are
available at all of the out-
lets where raffle tickets are
being sold. Provisions will
cater the event.
"The businesses that can
afford to help us this year
during these very hard eco-
nomic 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 commu-
Among the prizes for auc-
tion that already have been
received are a digital tele-
scope, an original oil paint-
ing by Sam Cates and lots
of artwork donated by local
and regional artists.
One of the major auction
items this year is a one-
week stay at Gary and Sue
Gibbs' new log home.
Located on a mountain
overlooking a waterfall, the
newly completed 6,000-
square-foot house is also
pet-friendly, Christy said.

The Wellness and
Athletics Division of
Gulf Coast Community
College will offer Warm
Water Exercise Classes
from Sept. 2 to Oct. 23
and 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-
rehabilitation warm
water maintenance or
to relieve pain. Benefits
include improved range
of motion and flex-
ibility, relaxation abilities
and social interaction.
Students will be intro-
duced to hydrodynamic
principles and accepted
forms of warm water
exercise such as Ai Chi,
Yoqua and Watsu.
Classes will meet from
10-10:50 a.m., 1-1:50
p.m., 5-5:50 p.m., and
6-6:50 p.m. Tuesday
and Thursdays The cost
of the eight-week class
is $80 per person. Pre-
registration is required,
and there is a six person
minimum. Additional
pool time is available at
no additional cost after
confirmed registration.
For more information,
call Carl Kleinschmidt at
872-3832. .

Coming to
GulfCoast Community
College in Panama City
will host the 13th Annual
Bioethics Conference
from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30
p.m. Friday, Sept. 5, in
the Student Union East
Conference Center on
Co-sponsors for the
event include Florida
Bioethics Network, Bay
Medical Center, Gulf
Coast Medical Center and
Health South Emerald
Coast Rehabilitation
Pre-registration is
required and will be
accepted prior to the
event by mail, fax
or in person at the
Bay Medical Center
Education Department.
Registration also will
be accepted in person
the date of the semi-
nar pending available
The fee is $49 in
advance or $59 at the
door. Haney, GCCC, FSU
health or social sciences
students are $20 with
a student ID card, and
FBN members are $20.
A continental break-
fast and lunch will be
For more informa-
tion, call Mike West at

Our local real estate experts have identified what they feel are the best

values around and are offering them to you in Real Estate Picks! (In

this section), Discover the best real estate values in Mexico Beach,

Port St. Joe, Apalachicola, Cape San Bias, St. George Island, Carrabelle

and surrounding areas.


120 Gulf Pines Drive

",q Attention Realtors -
S $20,000 sellingRbonus!!!
Great opportunity to own a
i Gulf front home Possible
owner financing to qualified
buyer! 100 ft Gulf frontage
with inground, private,
':'!" Gulf-front pool, and fenced
yard. Two levels of living space with complete ground level
apartment with full kitchen overlooking pool. Appliances
included in sale. Other furnishings are negotiable. Grand
views of Gulf from pool area with access to private beach
Don't let this one pass you by! Call Century 21
Gulf Coast Realty, Inc. today at 850-227-9600!

Port St. Joe Office
252 Marina Dr.,
Port St. Joe, FL 32456

I *

ALS# 207676

w nf ewhtck

MLS 208327


Nice home on large lot. 2 BR/1BA. Ride your bike to the store. Rivers
and lakes nearby. We have three other homes in Wewa with owner
financing ranging from $69.900 to $139,900. Lots Available from
$19,900. Waterfront Lots on Dead Lakes from $39,900. All with owner
financing available.

c. f aa \Preston Russ
-Ocas 4288 Cape San Bias Road
S Cape San Bias, FL 32456
Office (850) 227-7770

S -Gulf Coast Realty, Inc.
Gulf Coast Realty, Inc.

Your Best

Pick Here

for as low as


per week

Call Today


I 1 -

Serving Gulf County and surrounding areas for 70 years

B1 0 Thursday, September 4, 2008 The Star, Port St. Joe, FL Established 1937


a90 onn

University of Florida Home Page
© 2004 - 2010 University of Florida George A. Smathers Libraries.
All rights reserved.

Acceptable Use, Copyright, and Disclaimer Statement
Last updated October 10, 2010 - - mvs