Group Title: Star (Port Saint Joe, Fla.).
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Title: The star
Uniform Title: Star (Port Saint Joe, Fla.)
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Creator: Star
Publisher: Star
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Place of Publication: Port St. Joe, Fla
Publication Date: September 11, 2008
Copyright Date: 2009
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Gulf -- Port Saint Joe
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in 1937.
General Note: Editor: Wesley R. Ramsey, <1970>.
General Note: Publisher: The Star Pub. Co., <1970>.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 2, no. 7 (Dec. 2, 1938).
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September 11, 2008



Joe Company Denies Use of Mill Site


By Marie Logan
Star Staff Writer
The Port Authority of Port St. Joe met
with county commissioners Tuesday
morning and delivered some bad news.
The St. Joe Company has refused to
lease the former mill site bulkhead to the
Port Authority because St. Joe did not
approve the potential customer.
Warren Yeager, a member of the
Port Authority board of directors, told
commissioners that after port officials had


worked the past nine months to bring in a
customer who would supply jobs and help
the local economy, the St. Joe Company
nixed the deal by stating that the company
was "not the type of customer they wanted
to do business with," according to Yeager.
Yeager pointed out that St. Joe's
reasoning made no sense, because St.
Joe would not be doing business with the
customer, but would sign a lease with the
Port Authority, who then would sub-lease
the site to the customer.
The company, which for proprietary


reasons remained publicly unnamed,
wanted to use the bulkhead to ship in and
offload aggregate, which would then be
carried state and region-wide by ground
transportation.
The proposed lease would allow the
company to use the bulkhead and mill site
for up to three years, at which time the
company would relocate to the new port
facility to be built just north of the Tapper
Bridge, along the Gulf County Canal.
But according to Yeager and the other
four Port Authority board members, St.


Joe said they were not happy with the
time frame and were concerned that the
company could not pay its lease.
To counter St. Joe's objections, Yeager
said the company had already agreed to
place in escrow the first year's lease fees
and agreed to a "90 day" clause in its lease
agreement.
The 90-day clause assured that the
company would vacate the mill site
completely within 90 days if St. Joe

See MILL SITE on Page A7


Turning Clay into Wheelchairs Suspect


By Despina Williams
Star Staff Writer

Inside her pottery studio, Geri
Anderson begins each day with a
ritual.
Before she sculpts free-form
bowls and platters, taking her
inspiration from the waves
breaking outside her window,
Anderson says a quiet prayer.
"Help me turn clay into
wheelchairs."
For the last several years,
Anderson has used her artistic
gifts to transform the lives
of men, women and children
around the globe.
She donates all pottery sale
proceeds to the Wheelchair
Foundation, a non-profit
organization that provides free
wheelchairs to those deprived
of mobility by war, disease,
accident, natural disaster and
old age.
Since its founding in 2000, the
Wheelchair Foundation has given
710,229 wheelchairs to residents
of 152 countries and geographic
areas.
Anderson first learned of the
foundation's work while watching
founder Ken Behring's guest
appearance on the television
program "Hour of Power."
Anderson was so inspired
by Behring's story that she
and her husband, Jim both
retired University of Georgia
professors donated $750 to the
foundation, which purchased 10
wheelchairs.
As a thank-you, the foundation
sent the Andersons short
biographies of the wheelchair
recipients.
Geri Anderson can recall two
of the stories, one of a young girl
and the other of a 52-year-old
man.
The girl, whose leg had been
claimed by an exploded land
mine, said the wheelchair would
enable her to go to school,
something she had been unable
to do since the accident.
Her dream was to become a
doctor, like the one who saved
her life.
The man had never walked,
and lacked the girl's lofty goals.
His message to the Andersons
was brief "Now I can go outside
and sit in the sun."


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At home in her pottery studio, Geri Anderson inspects her recent
handiwork. Proceeds from the sale of Anderson's potter benefit the
Wheelchair Foundation, which provides free wheelchairs to needy adults
and children around the world. Below: Sea-dwelling creatures, like this
seahorse, adorn all four sides of Anderson's handmade platter.


"Those two just really hit us
and we said, 'we're going to do
more,'" recalled Anderson.

'Give me two
wheelchairs'
At the time, Anderson did


not know what shape her
commitment to the Wheelchair
Foundation would take.
She had only begun dabbling
in pottery five years ago, urged
on by her friend, the talented
Indian Pass potter Ann Eason.
In fact, Eason had been so


persistent that Anderson yielded
to her request only to prove her
confidence was misplaced.
"She stopped me one day in
the Pig and I said, 'I can't handle
it. I'm coming and I'm going to
show you I'm no good and I can't
do it,'" recalled Anderson.
Eason and other members
of the Indian Pass Potters
cooperative taught Anderson
the basics out of Eason's home
pottery studio.
She proved a quick study.
Already adept at watercolors,
Anderson experimented with
different color glazes and
textures.
Having spent her childhood in
Corpus Christi, Tex., and the last
10 years on the beach outside of
Indian Pass, Anderson took her
inspiration from coastal living.
"You see the ocean in most of
it. The waves kind of creep into
everything I do," she said.
During an exhibition of the
Indian Pass Potters' work at the
'"A Taste of the Coast" festival
a few years ago, Anderson's
distinctive pottery caught the
attention of Lois Summers.
Summers had her eye on a
large piece featuring a happy sea
turtle. When the piece sold, she
requested one just like it, only in
blue.
Anderson had exactly what
Summers wanted at home.
Though the piece was among
her favorites, Anderson struck a
deal.
"If you'll give me two
wheelchairs for it, you can have
it," she said.
After Anderson explained the
Wheelchair Foundation's work,
Summers forked over $150, the
price of two wheelchairs.
In that brief transaction,
Anderson found a new calling.
"From that one, we said, 'Let's
just do it,'" recalled Anderson,
who began donating all her sales
to the Wheelchair Foundation.

A Growing Following
When Anderson left the potters
co-op and installed a kiln and
studio inside her home last year,
she briefly contemplated using
some pottery proceeds to cover
the expenses.
See CLAY on Page A10


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Murder

By Tim Croft
Star News Editor

Last week was a week that
Justin Jay Curcie's family had
been waiting for over the past three
years.
In June of 2005, Curcie, then
19, left the Wewahitchka home he
shared with his father accompanied
by a friend.
He never returned and his body
was found in remote woods almost
three months later, a victim,
sheriff's investigators said, of foul
play.
S Now, maybe,
Curcie's family
f is a bit closer
to seeing his
wr alleged killer
brought to
justice.
Three years
A to the month
that Curcie's
Curle remains were
found in a
wooded area near Wewahitchka,
the Gulf County Sheriff's Office last
week announced that it had made
w an arrest in the
.-. case of Curcie's
" murder.
Random
Matthew
Jackson, 22
next month,; of
Wewahitchka,
was booked on
an open count
Jackson of murder, the
culmination of
a three-year investigation into a
slaying that was once as cold as
criminal cases can get.
"It was one of those cases
that is not handed to you on a
silver platter," said Gulf County
Sheriff Joe Nugent. "There was
no forensic evidence to speak of.
It was a question of a lot of leg
work, a lot of talking to people,

See MURDER on Page A2


Meet Gulf County's New Teachers


Four New Faces T.C. Brewer


at PSJ High
By Despina Williams
and Tim Croft
Star Staff Writers
Last week, The Star introduced
its readers to new Wewahitchka
Elementary faculty members
Jane Creamer, Brandi Kelly,
Nichole Linvill and Stuart Vines.
This week, we profile Port St.
Joe High School's four promising
additions.


Moving from Nashville, Tenn.,
T.C. Brewer and fiance, Lindsay,
knew they wanted to live near the
water.
Finding a prospective home on
the Internet, the couple traveled
to Port St. Joe and met their
future neighbor, district finance
officer Sissy Worley.
After learning of Brewer's
teaching experience, Worley
warned him that there were few
available jobs in the Gulf County
school district beyond a teaching/


coaching

Port St. Joe
High School.
-To Worley's
*surprise,
and the high
school's
Good fortune,
SBrewer
Brewer had both a
degree in
special education, with 13 years
in the classroom, and 10 years'
experience as a baseball coach.
The district's search for a new


teacher/coach ended.
Originally from Heath, Ohio, a
small town outside of Columbus,
Brewer attended the University of
Cincinnati.
Brewer said he was inspired
to major in special education by
his positive experience at Heath
High School, which featured an
outstanding program for severe
and profoundly handicapped
students.
At Port St. Joe High, Brewer
teaches special education
sections of science, math and
social studies, aided by assistant


Melissa Schell.
His teaching philosophy is
simple.
"I think if people show up and
behave and do their work, in
any capacity working down the
street at Subway, in a classroom,
at baseball practice I think
you can't help but learn," said
Brewer. "It doesn't take a lot to
know that those three things have
to happen."
Brewer said he was surprised
by the high school's high

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standards for all ESE students, who are expected to get
a regular diploma and pass the Florida Comprehensive
Assessment Test (FCAT).
Among Brewer's goals for the year is to make his students
more worldly.
In his social studies class, he has begun moderating
weekly discussions of topics ranging from the presidential
election to Florida State football.
"I want them to be able to talk about current events," he
said.
In addition to his teaching duties, Brewer will coach the
school's baseball team, aided by pitching coach and fellow
ESE teacher Nathan McDonald.
Brewer hopes to host a summer baseball camp for kids,
and looks forward to working closely with middle school
baseball coach Stacey Strickland.
In his brief time in Port St. Joe, Brewer has glimpsed the
town's enthusiasm for athletics.
"I think this town definitely follows their sports, and
baseball is one of the big ones," he said.

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aren't always teenagers' favorite subjects.
That's why the first-year teacher favors a hands-on
approach in her geometry, trigonometry and physics
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In their first fewweeks of school, Schaffhauser's
classes have already participated in several fun
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measure the height of a tree using homemade
hypsometers.
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Schaffhauser explains difficult concepts using
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She likened a recent geometry lesson on points,
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When a volleyball player grumbled that geometry
was only useful to surveyors and architects,
Schaffhauser explained how hitting a volleyball at
different angles would improve her game.
By making math and science fun for her students,
Schaffhauser hopes they will gain a greater
appreciation for two very valuable subjects.
"I want them to know it's not just proofs and
theorems and boring old men in lab coats," she
said.
Each week, Schaffhauser assigns her students
three-question FCAT quizzes that test skills
learned in previous years as well as new
concepts.
Former physics teacher Scott Lamberson has
provided Schaffhauser with ideas for physics
labs, and she relies on tips learned during her
three years as a substitute teacher.
Poor student performance on a recent test
convinced Schaffhauser that she needs to find
ways to motivate her students to study.
"That's my goal for this week," said
Schaffhauser, who plans to ask her fellow math


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MURDER -
interviewing of potential
witnesses."
Jackson has been serving
state prison time at Washington
(County) Correctional Institution
on unrelated drug charges since
January of last year.
Jackson had his first court
appearance on the murder
charge before Gulf County Judge
Fred Witten last Wednesday and
was ordered held without bond.
Nugent said Jackson would be
immediately transported back
to WCI to complete his sentence
while awaiting trial on the Gulf
County murder charge.
A grand jury is expected to
convene in the next two weeks
to consider the case.
If the murder trial begins prior
to Jackson completing his state
sentence, he will be transported
back to Gulf County for any
proceedings, Nugent said.
After Curcie went missing in
2005, his family notified the
Sheriff's Office, investigators in
turn seeking assistance from
the public with any information
regarding his whereabouts.
The disappearance was
particularly troubling since
Curcie was extremely close to
his hearing-impaired father and
therefore unlikely to just fall off
the face of the earth.
On Sept. 12 of that year,
skeletal remains were found in
a remote area near Wewahitchka
- the exact location is one of
two key pieces of information
authorities are withholding
in order not to compromise
potential witnesses yet to come
forward.
The other key piece is the
exact cause of Curcie's death.
Nugent said investigators
estimated that the remains,
ultimately identified as Curcie's,


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had been in the woods about
two months, or shortly after
Curcie disappeared.
Without forensic evidence,
sheriffinvestigators, assisted over
the course of the investigation
by the Florida Department of
Law Enforcement, the State
Attorney's Office and the Florida
Department of Corrections,
undertook good old fashioned
"shoe leather" police work, as
Nugent described it.
Jackson became a person of
interest early on "He was a
suspect from the beginning,"
Nugent said and the
investigation picked up steam
over the past 12-18 months,
Nugent said.
The case was brought
to prosecutors in May by
investigators, who were asked to
dig further for more evidence.
As the three-year anniversary
of the discovery of Curcie's
remains approached,
prosecutors and investigators
believed they had a case on
which to move forward, Nugent
indicated.
"We're very glad we closed
this for the family," Nugent said.
"We've been working this hard
for the last year, year and a
half.
"We have a number of
witnesses and we think we have
a strong case."
Nugent also hoped that once
the announcement of an arrest
had been made, more witnesses,
previously reluctant to come
forward while the case went
unsolved, would be forthcoming
with information surrounding
the murder.
Anybody with any information
concerningthe case is encouraged
to call the Gulf County Sheriff's
Office at 227-1115.


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Pick It Up-Please Scam Artists Targeting


By Tim Croft
Star News Editor

The City of Port St. Joe is seeking
public help in addressing a chronic
eyesore trash.
With a Trash Committee appointed
by commissioners nearing the end
of its work with the drafting and
pending passage of a new trash
ordinance, city officials are asking
for citizen help in sprucing up the
place.
"We want to show the city we are
committed to this," said city manager
Charlie Weston. "We want this to be
a joint venture between people and
the city.
"The big deal is commitment. If you
don't get commitment from all the
players you have a problem getting
it done. It's the right thing and the
right time."
During last week's city commission
meeting, Weston outlined for
commissioners the plans he had put
in place for a makeover of the city.
Weston said three dates had been
set aside as community clean-up
days. Each scheduled Saturday
focused on a different part of the
city, with the city divided into three
sections.
On Sept. 27 the focus will be on
the neighborhoods of North Port St.
Joe.
On Oct. 11 it will be the area
encompassed by the Downtown
Redevelopment Agency.
The rest of the city will be cleaned
up on a yet-to-be-determined
Saturday in November.
The city will provide the trash
bags, gloves, a truck, other required
manpower and equipment and will
also hold a community cookout after
each event.
The city has already received
commitments from organizations
such as the Community Development
Corporation, the high school JROTC
program, the Boy Scouts and church
groups.


Community advocates such as
Eddie Fields and Quen Lamb are
also spreading the word.
"We are getting commitments and
that's the operative word," Weston
said. "We are showing the city there
is buy-in from citizens.
"All we are asking people is to do a
little bit of something to improve the
city they live in."
Weston and code enforcement
officer Richie Burkett are also seeking
out individuals or organizations to
monitor and follow-up in areas where
the city and folks have performed a
cleaning sweep.
Burkett said they were looking at
a concept such as "Adopt a Block" or
some similar concept to spur public
ownership in the effort.
"The follow up piece is we want to
get the trash ordinance in front of
commissioners," Weston said. "It's
important for people to take pride
in where they live. We want to put it
in front of people so they have some
ownership.
"Once we do that, it is a mark on
the wall. From that point there is no
going back."
Burkett has already made
significant progress in making the
city more attractive as his work
as code enforcement officer gains
traction.
Sheering overgrown yards, taking
trash cans from the curb after pick
up, removing abandoned vehicles and
generally taking away unsightly trash
from yards has Burkett busy but the
look of the city gaining sparkle.
"There has been a -significant
improvement already," Weston said.
"I'm impressed."
The city just wants to keep the
momentum moving and officials are
inviting everybody to come out Sept.
27 and begin the process of picking
up and sprucing up their hometown.
Anyone with questions or wishing
to report a code or trash violation
should call Burkett at City Hall, 229-
8261, ext. 112.


Gulf County Residents


By Marie Logan
Star Staff Writer

Gulf County Sheriff Joe
Nugent issued a warning to
local residents to be aware
that a letter scam is currently
in the county.
Nugent said a letter is being
mailed to local residents,
mostly senior citizens, that
states they have won $75,000
from the "Readers Digest
Sweepstakes."
The letter has "PSS World
Clearing House, 21732
Marilla St., Chatsworth, CA


91311" as the letterhead, and
states that the addressee is the
"3RD Grand Prize Winner,"
approved for "payment of
$75,000.00 USD with a
certified cashier's check with
the ref. #: RD-1347290."
It's a scam, Nugent
emphasized.
"Theysend people a check in
the mail, ask them to deposit
it and send most of it back as
a clearance and processing
fee in order to receive their
supposed $75,000," Nugent
said.
The check is fake, and


the person who deposits
and cashes the check will be
required to repay the bank,
once the bank has discovered
that the check is fraudulent,
he said.
If anyone receives any type
of letter similar to this, Nugent
said they should immediately
call U.S. postal inspectors at
1-877-876-2455.
Nugent said one Gulf
County resident received
two such letters this week,
and local Postmaster Dennis
Geoghagan received one last
week.


Education Encore Classes Return


It's time again for the fall semester of enrichment classes
at the Gulf Coast Community College Gulf/Franklin Center
in Port St. Joe. If you want to continue learning, but don't
want the hassle of traditional school, these classes are for
you.
Through Gulf Coast Community College's Education
Encore, adults can enjoy non-credit classes on a wide
variety of subjects, all conveniently taught at the Gulf/
Franklin Center. The classes are open to local and non-
local adults; participants do not need to be Florida
residents to participate.
Classes in the program are held on six consecutive
Wednesday from 8:30 a.m. to 12 noon ET., at a cost of
$60, whether a participant attends one class or four.
The initial registration and opening reception will be
Wednesday, Sept. 17 at 1 p.m. E.T. ,at the Center, at the
intersection of U.S. 98 and Garrison Avenue.
Students may also register by mail, and can walk in and
register until the first day of classes, Sept. 24.
A limited number of need-based scholarships are
available; for information about the scholarships, call
850-872-3823.
Participants who need special assistance should call the
Office of Disabled Student Services at 850-872-3834 at
least one week before the start of classes.
For more information, call 850-872-3823 or 1-800-311-
3685 x 3823, or visit the website at www.gulfcoast.edu and
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Malice Present


County commissioners got one right this week
when they approved the use of a specific home-
building material and a change in windstorm
designations moving away from the coast.
The building regulations prohibiting the use of
so-called OSB in constructing homes was from
the outset a case of government intrusion into
private enterprise and never had any place on the
county books.
When Gulf is the only county north of Miami-
Dade ,to prohibit OSB, something is definitely
wrong.
Further, while at least one insurance
professional had come before commissioners to
attest that the whole county would be impacted
by the change in windstorm zones, it turns out
effects may be felt only where the changes will
take place, as they should.
That, however, does not excuse the tenor of the
past couple of months nor the trail of nastiness
and obstinacy carved on the way to a just
decision.
The behavior exhibited over the past couple of
months when the subject was building regulations,
property insurance and wind zones was an exhibit
of five commissioners acting at cross-purposes,
of how accountability and common sense go by
the wayside in the interests of a minority.
A scary thing to contemplate when, gauged by
the most recent election cycle, there are special
interests and special interest money at work in
Gulf County.
This was turned into a personal grudge match,
and the taxpayers were losers for the time and
money expended on the issue.
The county is a loser for the continued lack of
any cohesive vision among commissioners.
The fallout from this period of obnoxiousness
was encapsulated in the bit of theater put on two
weeks ago while putting the final stab to veterans
in the county.
Honeyville Park, it turns out, according to one
of the Three Kings, is named after a Wewahitchka
native who died fighting overseas.
Therefore, the Three Kings weren't really
slapping veterans when they voted to change the
ranking on the county's requests for state parks
and recreation grants.
In reality, the Kings pointed, it was the veterans'
services officer, who commissioners pushed onto
his sword, at fault for not possessing sufficiently
detailed plans for the Veterans Park at Beacon
Hill.
Commissioners were therefore forced, the
argument went, to pour money at Honeyville Park
- after all, not their money, just taxpayer dollars
- and they love their veterans, and anybody who
states otherwise was injuring their feelings.
Third-grade plays are more convincing.
All this ignored that commissioners had zero
issues with the plans for Veterans Park prior to the
infamous meeting of five or six weeks ago when a
spitting match ended with the Three Kings, out of
spite, moving Honeyville to the top of the list over
Veterans Park.


Because the vote didn't go the way of those who
wanted to change the windstorm requirements,
and didn't go their way right then, Veterans Park
served as political payback.
Cynical, calculated, special interest politics, a
game of spite and might drug into the open at any
perceived slight.
That is found in history: paperwork, reports,
invoices, public pronouncements, the WindMark
Development of Regional Impact (DRI) document,
on none of it is a name other than Honeyville Park
found.
Two of the kings yanked the presence of a
plaque near the entrance of the park out as proof
that, hey, Veterans Park, a chance to honor all
veterans for which the county put on a shindig
last year, wasn't just a casualty of greedy politics.
And that is simply dishonest. The proof is on
color videotape.
Commissioners reached the right position
on Tuesday morning, but they sure tossed
professionalism and common vision under the
bus in getting there.

Wagging the Tail
The most baffling news out of Tuesday's county
commission meeting was the revelation that after
,due diligence, the customer the Port of Port St.
Joe hoped to lure here as part of a temporary
lease for the mill site bulkhead wasn't up to the
standards of The St. Joe Company.
According to information provided at
the meeting, top officials of the company in
Jacksonville nixed the idea of a lease for the
bulkhead involving this particular customer, even
though the Port Authority twisted like Gumby to
make the concept work.
The Port Authority, in fact, put just about any
operational issue on the table for negotiation and
still got shot down.
For a community struggling economically and
a port that promises to improve that struggle,
this was a deeply disappointing decision from
a company that has lorded over this county
since the mill whistle signaled the time for daily
activities.
Chairman of the board Petet Rummell was
the keynote speaker at the annual Chamber of
Commerce dinner a few years ago and promised
that the company was an eager and willing
partner in all sorts of initiatives to benefit the
community.
On this one, however, the company decided to
cancel the dance card.
Not much of away to treat a partner and a reason
county and city officials should be wondering how
much longer they are willing to play a game rigged
by the fluid rules of The St. Joe Company.
Seems that for both sides to flourish
economically in the future, the company will need
the cooperation of the county and city roughly
as much as those government entities will need
cooperation from the company.
This would have been a fine place to start.


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Keyboard Klattering



This and That
Every once in a while, the desk and computer need to be purged of
information that collects and somehow never finds paper and ink.
Here are a few items that have crossed my path in recent weeks.

We're No. 2 and Loving It, Part I
When it comes to beach towns, most in the area would attest that
Mexico Beach is right near the top of the list.
Now, AOL is letting this out to the rest of the world.
The Internet provider has named the little fishing village that could
as one of the top 11 American beach towns,
ranking second just behind Ogunquit, Maine.
The travel section of the AOL portal recently
sought to identify the top American beach towns,
opening its list with the following requirements:
"Enough with your fancy remote beaches.
The Maldives? St. Tropez?
"With the economy what it is, we'll be lucky
to get to the next state on a $73 tank of gas. We
want close. We want old-fashioned. We want a
town where we can park the car, drag a beach
chair and a book to the sand, and then shuffle
Tim Croft down the boardwalk in our flip-flops for fried
Star News clams and an icy-cold can of beer: a place with
Editor fireworks, friendly locals, and sticky scoop
shops.
"So we dug up 11 great American seaside
escapes, from classic fun-in-the-sun California to New England
colonial charm. Because when it comes to precious summer
weekends in the sun, there's no place like home."
The towns listed on the site included Ogunquit; Newport, R.I.;
Folly Beach, S.C.; Saugatuck, Mich.; Jekyll Island, Ga.; and other
locales in Hawaii, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Texas and California.
But up at No. 2 was the Mexico Beach, about which the site had
this to say:
"Sand: Three miles of confectioners'-sugar sands, you'll see bald
eagles, sea turtles, dolphins and only a few footprints.
Things to See: The 1,200 residents' focus is on small-town fun, with
gumbo cook-offs, kingfish tournaments, and fireworks fundraisers.
You can kill two beach birds with one stone at the souvenirs-and-
seafood shop Shell Shack. If you want to get off the beach, take a
scuba dive through a sunken oil tanker just offshore.
Place to Stay: The Driftwood Inn's rooms have four-poster beds.
The back deck has DIY barbecue grills."

We're No. 2 and Loving It, Part II
In this case, that would be the City of Port St. Joe.
The Florida Communities Trust announced its rankings last week
for Florida Forever land acquisition grants, and Port St. Joe ranks
No. 2 under the state agency's point system.
There is still a long way to go, there are still hurdles and rankings
to leap and there is no real guarantee about a dollar amount, though
it is currently listed at $4.7 million.
What the ranking means, more than anything, is that the city is in
the mix for the money and will know definitively next spring when
the Florida Legislature convenes and ultimately decides how many
of these projects will be funded next year.
Standing at No. 2 among 18 projects ranked in Tallahassee pretty
much means that if lawmakers fund it, the dollars will come.
The city hopes to use the money to purchase land west of Sunset
Coastal Grill as part of the continuing effort to improve the waterfront,
including the construction of a boardwalk from the marina to beyond
Oak Grove.
The appraisal of the land must still take place and the dollar
amount from the state is in question, so fundamentally at this stage

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You are not going to believe this
one today! My son has a car that
tells him where he is. And where he
is going! He punched in Unicoi State
Park and a voice Jess referred to as
"Marlene:' told him to turn right on
U.S. 400 and continue six miles. I
likened to have jumped over into
the back seat!
We got six miles up the road
and Marlene, clear as a bell, spoke
up and said turn left on state
road 52., Jess politely went into
an elementary discourse on GPS,
satellite location and the modern
advances made in vehicular tech-
nology. I was leaning forward try-
ing to catch Marlene's accent and
thinking about Phyllis Millgren.
Phyllis lived over in Lexington.
It was forty-five miles from my
house and this was back when a
long trip was the four miles or so
out the Gleason Highway to KECO
Mills. I met Phyllis at a baseball
game. She seemed pretty nice.
And, as is always the case, she
was a heap better looking than
the "local" girls. We hung around
the concession stand and chat-
ted until Coach King herded us
back on the bus. "Come to see me
sometime" was the last thing she
said as I waved good-bye.
I figured it was true love. I had
just turned sixteen. The only ques-


tion I missed on my driver's test
was the one about not having to
stop for the school bus on a four
lane road or maybe you did have
to stop. I'm still confused about
that one. But I digress. I was old
enough to drive. It was the wonder-
ful summer of 1963. The Cuban
missile crisis was over. President
Kennedy had, the respect of the
world. Peter, Paul and Mary were
singing songs that sounded light
and folksy but often had deeper
meaning. And that group from
England with the bug sounding
name had just started getting a
little "air play" in America.
It was time for me to spread
my wings. Our car was a 1960
Chevrolet. And I mean "our" car.
It was the only vehicle we owned.
Daddy had first dibs. Mother used
it for her weekly trip to Woodrow
Kennon's store. Leon was older
and "more responsible". Plus, he
could sweet talk Mom into let-
ting him use it anytime. I was
way down on the list. And Dad
was not very big on "joy" riding.
His idea of a fun evening was for
everyone to gather around on
the porch and outline the work
details for the next day.
I begged Mom for a week. I was
old enough to drive to Lexington.
It was just down Highway 22 on


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the other side of Huntingdon.
"What could possibly go wrong?"
'"Are you saying you don't trust
me?" "Mr. Wiggleton lets Buddy
drive to Trezevant all the time."
"God will watch over me." "You
love Leon more than you do me!"
I was pulling out all stops.
She finally relented. I called
Phyllis. She acted like she was
pleased and agreed to a date. I
wrote down 237 West Brookins
Drive and started working on the
crease in my Levi 501's. I wore
my new madras shirt. Borrowed
that thin, double buckle belt from
Leon and tried to comb my rather
short hair into a duck tail. I
was shooting for the Elvis-Dean-
Brando look. Leon allowed I was


leaning more toward one of the
guys in the Kingston Trio.
I stopped by Tommie Hill's
DX station and put in two dol-
lars worth of regular. I cruised
through the intersection out by
Eddie Carden's house and head-
ed southeast on Highway 22. I
flipped the channels on the radio
until I found Bo Didley bending
those strings on "Bo Didley is a
gunslinger". I had one hand on
the wheel, my left elbow propped
on the window opening and both
shoulders reared back. Life is
good.
I was in Huntingdon in fifteen
minutes. I'd been through the
place a hundred times. I'd just
never driven through it! Getting
around the square was a little
tricky. I wasn't sure who had the
right of way. That wasn't in the
manual! I turned by the movie
theatre, thought about buzzing
the Dairy Bar, started singing
along with Chuck Berry and fig-
ured I'd impress Phyllis by being
a few minutes early.
It was only eight miles or so to
Clarksburg; and another fifteen
to Phyllis'. I was working on my
opening line when I saw the Leach
City Limit sign. Leach? That
wasn't on the road to Lexington.
Had they put a new town in the


'rayers
way? I started looking for a road
sign. Was I still on 22? When I saw
the lights of Lavinia I knew some-
thing was dreadfully wrong! I was
on County Road 104 West. Where
was 22? How could they change
roads like that?
I was way too cool to stop and
ask. I had played baseball in
Lavinia. I just couldn't remember
how we got there. The next road
sign said McLemoresville 9 miles.
That was the opposite direction
from Lexington! I turned around
and headed back the way I came.
I figured Lexington had to be off
to my right so I took the next turn
in that direction. In about fifteen
minutes I wheeled into Westpoint.
I had somehow crossed 22 with-
out seeing it. The sign said SR
424. You've got to be kidding mel
I'm forty-five minutes late and
I don't think I'm even close to
Lexington!
I turned down the Ball Creek
Access Road and followed it until
the black top ended. You know,
Pam Collins and Jane Hill and
Ruth Ann Wiley are not all that
bad looking. Maybe I ought to be
shopping at home! This is crazy
And I'm now an hour and a half
late. I backtracked about twice
more and found myself driving
up on the square in downtown
Huntingdon. It was almost 11:00
p.m. I was supposed to be home
by nowl I had both hands on the
wheel and was sweating when I
pulled into the yard.
Leon was standing on 'the
porch. "Did you have any trouble
finding Brookins Drive?"
"Jess," I propelled myself back
to the present. "You'd better be
thankful we didn't have this GPS
stuff back in my day. Your mother
might be named Phyllis."

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of the game, the key number is
two.
That means Port St. Joe will
play another day and that is all
that counts right now.

We Are Ready
The scholastic sports season is
underway with the kickoff of the
pigskin last week, and that means
we need your help.
Okay, I need the help because
the one typing these words is
the one who is the sports editor
for this publication.
As one person, until cloning
is perfected, there is no way
to be at multiple places, so
assistance from coaches or
parents or boosters, whoever
wishes to assume the task, is
essential.
Please contact me at 227-
7827 to call in any sports
scores or e-mail timc@starfl.
com with results. Any pictures
taken are also most welcome.
I started out in sports. I
believe sports to be one of the
last bastions of true discipline
in high schools. I also feel
strongly that every boy and girl
who comes out and puts their
all into any endeavor, including
sports, is worthy of mention in
these pages, regardless of place
or score.
I just need a little assist.
Coaches, principals, athletic
directors, please lend a hand.
You'll receive nothing in
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Thanks


Dear Editor:
Monday, I witnessed
community spirit in
its finest. Men worked
so hard out on Cape
San Blas to clear the
road of rocks and
water, making it safer
for those who live out
there. I hope they all
know how we appre-
ciate their efforts.
Thanks to Joe Nugent,
Bobby Plair and all
those who secured the
Cape as repairs were
being made to the
road. In addition to
this, I would also like
to thank those from
our church who made
lunch for the work-
ers Monday as well as
Piggly Wiggly for their
donation of dinner for
all the workers. This
storm could have been


a lot worse, but it's good to
know we live in a commu-
nity where we can all pull
together when it is needed.
Let us keep the rest of the
Gulf Coast in our prayers
as they go back into their
communities, not sure of
what they will find. I hope
we will also pray for those
on the East Coast as Hanna
and Ike head towards the
United States.
Thanks again to all who
helped!
Howard Riley
Pastor, Highland View
Church of God



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BUDGET SUMMARY

CITY OF WEWAHITCHKA FISCAL YEAR 2008-2009


THE PROPOSED OPERATING


BUDGET EXPENDITURES OF THE CITY OF WEWAHITCHKAARE 52 PERCENT MORE
YEAR'S TOTAL OPERATING EXPENDITURES


THAN LAST


Millage per $1.000
General Fund
Voted Debt


GENERAL
FUND


ESTIMATED REVENUES
TAXES
Ad Valorem Taxes 6.000 mills
Utility Taxes
Telecom Service Tax
Licenses & Permits
State Shared Revenue
Other Local Unit Revenues


WATER


SEWER


GARBAGE CEMETERIES


$446,473.00
$175,100.00
$70,000.00
$13,350.00
$115,750.00
$33,469.00


Other Revenues $29,796.00 $385,359.00 $395,960.00 $246,107.00 $6,920.00 $3,003,797.00 $4,067,939.00
TOTAL ESTIMATED REVENUES $883,938.00 $385,359.00 $395,960.00 $246,107.00 $6,920.00 $3,003,797.00 $4,922,081.00
Cash Carry Forward (from Reserves) $49,756.00 $0.00 $69,156.00 $0.00 $7,884.00 $110,128.00 $236,924.00
TOTAL BUDGETED REVENUES $933,694.00 $385,359.00 $465,116.00 $246,107.00 $14,804.00 $3,113,925.00 $5,159,005.00
Unappropriated Reserves (restricted) $0.00 $77,800.00 $226,787.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $304,587.00
Unappropriated Reserves (unrestricted) $510,244.00 $35,500.00 $21,942.00 $0.00 $21,310.00 $0.00 $588,996.00
TOTAL BUDGETED REVENUES
AND UNAPPROPRIATED RESERVES $1,443,938.00 $498,659.00 $713,845.00 $246,107.00 $36,114.00 $3,113,925.00 $6,052,588.00

EXPENDITURES / EXPENSES

Administration $309,846.00 $309,846.00
Fire Department $74,243.00 $74,243.00
Health & Welfare $25,650.00 $25,650.00
Parks & Recreation $105,958.00 $105,958.00
Police $30,000.00 $30,000.00
Streets & Roads $368,950.00 $368,950.00
Water $373,391.00 $373,391.00
Sewer $455,116.00 $455,116.00
Garbage $246,107.00 $246,107.00
Contingency $19,047.00 $11,968.00 $10,000.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $41,015.00
Cemeteries (Jehu & Buckhorn) $14,804.00 $14,804.00
Grants $3,113,925.00 $3,113,925.00
TOTAL BUDGETED EXPENDITURES $933,694.00 $385,359.00 $465,116.00 $246,107.00 $14,804.00 $3,113,925.00 $5,159,005.00
Unappropriated Reserves (restricted) $0.00 $77,800.00 $226,787.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $304,587.00
Unappropriated Reserves (unrestricted) $510,244.00 $35,500.00 $21,942.00 $0.00 $21,310.00 $0.00 $588,996.00
TOTAL BUDGETED EXPENDITURES
AND UNAPPROPRIATED RESERVES $1,443,938.00 $498,659.00 $713,845.00 $246,107.00 $36,114.00 $3,113,925.00 $6,052,588.00

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


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NOTICE OF BUDGET

HEARING

The City of Wewahitchka has tentatively
adopted a budget for 2008-2009.
A public hearing to make a FINAL
DECISION on the budget AND TAXES
will be held on:

Monday, September 15, 2008
6:30 pm Central Time
at
Wewahitchka City Hall
109 South 2 Street
Wewahitchka, FL 32465


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TOTAL


$446,473.00
$175,100.00
$70,000.00
$13,350.00
$115,750.00
$33,469.00


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REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL

PROPOSAL NO. 1

GROUP HEALTH INSURANCE PROGRAM
GROUP DENTAL INSURANCE PROGRAM
GROUP LIFE AND STD INSURANCE PROGRAM

Sealed proposals may be mailed or hand delivered to the School Board
Administrative Offices at 150 Middle School Road, Port St. Joe, FL 32456.
All proposals, with original signature and three (3) additional copies,
must be received by Tuesday, September 23, 2008 at 4:00 p.m. EDT.
Proposals received after the closing time will be returned unopened.

All interested insurance companies are invited to respond. Companies
may propose coverage for any product requested, or all products.

Each proposal document must be clearly marked "Proposal for Group
Health Insurance", "Proposal for Group Dental Insurance" or
Proposal for Group Life and STD Insurance.

Any questions concerning the proposal should be addressed and submitted
to the Schools' Agent-of-Record and Employee Benefits Consultant, Todd
Torgersen, at 850-433-9996, or FAX (850-432-5726), or E-mail (todd@
ciscompanies.com). Combined Insurance Services' mailing address is:
2704 North 12th Avenue, Pensacola, FL 32503. Proposals are not to be
mailed to Combined Insurance Services.

Gulf County Schools reserves the right to accept or reject any or all
proposals, to award proposals by product, to waive any proposal
informalities and to re-advertise for proposals when deemed in the best
interest of the Gulf County Schools.

Gulf County Schools
Tim Wilder, Superintendent

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TEACHERS

teachers for advice.
She also hopes to someday found
a math club, like Mu Alpha Theta,
but has not yet gauged her students'
interest.
For now, Schaffhauser is keeping
careful track of what works and what
doesn't in motivating her students to
love math and science.
She looks forward to the day when
she has an arsenal of proven tech-
niques and activities carefully record-
ed in a lesson plan book.
"I keep telling myself the more I do
this year, the less I'll have to do next
year," she said.

Vern Barth
Vern Barth, the new football coach
and athletic director at Port St. Joe
High School, took a roundabout way
to the classroom.
Barth earned a
bachelor's degree
in criminal jus-
tice at Culver-
Stockton College
and planned on
making his mark
in law enforce-
ment.
Barth That lasted
just a few weeks
before moving into juvenile correc-
tions and spending more than four
years as a case manager, counsel-
or and treatment leader at Forestry
Youth Academy in Central Florida.
"That taught me a lot about the
behaviors and how to deal with differ-
ent attitudes and home lives that kids
come from," Barth said. "It equips
you with how to handle a lot of differ-
ent situations without losing control
of your own emotions."
A chance' meeting in a local store
with then-Dunnellon High football
coach Perry Brown in 2000 led Barth
to coaching and teaching.
Brown, now coaching at Mosley
High School in Bay County, gauged
Barth's interest in coaching and
Barth, who played football at Culver-
Stockton, jumped on board.
The fit was even more tailored
for Barth when he was informed the
school had a teaching position open
at the school's vocational criminal
justice academy.,
"I gave it a try and that's how it all
got started," Barth said. "I had no
intentions after college of working
with children. I've surprised myself
and learned a lot.
"I seem to have found the right bal-
ance between being an authority fig-


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ure as well as being a mentor kids can
turn to when they have a problem."
After four years at Dunnellon, Barth
spent a half year at Hernando before
joining Brown at Mosley.
He spent three years at Mosley
before being hired at Port St. Joe,
where he wears several hats football
coach, athletic director, principal des-
ignee and weightlifting teacher.
"The numbers are the biggest
thing," Barth said in comparing Port
St. Joe and his other teaching/coach-
ing stops. "But teaching is teaching,
whether at a (Class) 5A school or a
1A school."
Barth also assists with the middle
school football program and with dis-
cipline issues at the middle school.
"The discipline part has been a
little different," Barth said. "It brings
me back to my roots, which will help
me as time goes on.
"You sit them down and talk to
them face-to-face and kids under-
stand the rules and they understand
there are consequences when you
break them."
Barth finally completed the process
of moving his family to Port St. Joe
over this past weekend.
He and his wife, Michelle, have a
son, Vern, 12, who attends Port St.
Joe Middle School.

Krichelle McGhee
Words are Krichelle McGhee's bai-
liwick.
No matter the setting in her profes-
sional career, words have been her
bread and butter.
So after spending more than a
decade in the newspaper business,
including three years as general man-
ager of The Star,
McGhee turned out to be a natural
for the ninth-grade English teaching
position at Port St. Joe High School.
"I'd always wanted to teach,"
McGhee said, or should we say,
expressed, as the word "said" has
already been relegated to the dead
word file in her class. "I always knew
I'd eventually want to be a teacher.
"I had this hidden teacher inside
of me dying to get out. Now that she's
out I can hardly restrain her."
McGhee, who possessed a bache-
lor's degree in journalism, went back
to school at the Gulf/Franklin Center
to earn her teaching certification.
She did the nine classes in three
semesters and earned her teaching
certification; she is on track to earn
her ESE certification next month and
hopes to add a reading endorsement


by the end of the year.
In her first year, McGhee said, she
has had to divide her brain a bit,
teaching the more challenged stu-
dents and the gifted students as well
as one "regular"
,class each day.
"I love them (her
ESE class mem-
bers)," McGhee
said. "They are
just driven to
do well. I'm just
impressed by
their drive. I have
McGhee expectations for
them just as I do
my gifted class."
Her 26-student gifted class includes
one of her two children enrolled at the
high school, Emerald.
She consulted with other teachers
who had taught their own children
and worried a bit, but once in the
classroom the concerns dissipated.
"When I look up from my podium
and out on all those kids, (Emerald)
is just one of my students."
McGhee's mission statement, for
lack of a better description, is written
on that rostrum.
A printed saying of Marva Collins,
a nationally-renowned educator, the
saying spells out that she is just a
teacher, there is no magic to what she
does, no parting of waters.
She is there, as McGhee's beam-
ing smile attests, because of a love of
children.
"The students can see why I'm here,
because of a passion," McGhee said.
"All in all, I'm loving it. I was ready for
a career change and I love it.
"If I can touch one student and they
can look back and say Ms. McGhee
was my favorite teacher, gosh, that's
amazing."
As McGhee put it, words are her
job. She is there to teach her stu-
dents about words, about reading
and writing them and to expand their
vocabulary.
Thus, the Dead Word file, where
students, in their composition note-
books, are given word, put it to rest
and come up with as many synonyms
to replace that word.
She recently underwent a class-
room observation and learned more
about how to be a better teacher, a
lesson she said is an ongoing one.
"I like that I don't know everything,
that there is more to learn," McGhee
said. "I'm still in my honeymoon peri-
od. I'm getting to know the students
and they are getting to know me. I'm
just learning."


SGA Says


Thanks


to Community


The First Day of School
Celebration for Port St.
Joe High School this
year is said to be one for
the books. The Student
Government Association
Executive Board Council
worked diligently through-
out the summer to put
together a theme, skits,
and games all for this
one day that was marked
the best first day yet by
returning student and
teachers alike. The clever
theme, Welcome Aboard,
allowed the SGA to dabble
in what they call Nautical
Nonsense. The whole
school was equipped
with sea and ship motif
including nets, anchors,
and Jolly Rogers. Upon
the students arrival to the
school, they were asked to
attend an assembly where
they were welcomed first
by Principal McFarland
and were then informed
about the rules of school
through a humorous skit
written and preformed the
SGA. After the assembly
ended, students went to
their home rooms where
they received a compli-
mentary t-shirt in their
class color. The seniors
wore purple, the juniors
wore gold, sophomores
wore white, and the lowly
freshmen wore grey. The
students then returned
to the gym to participate
in the traditional Wacky
Olympics where they
played games like the clas-
sic beach ball and hoola-
hoop relays plus a few
new games like bobbing
for Barbie's. In the end
the seniors proved superi-
or with a total score of five
points, the sophomores
in second with three, the
juniors in third with two,
and for the first year ever
the freshmen remained in
the games with one point
putting them in fourth
place. While playing these
games the students surely
worked up an appetite,
but their hunger was eased


with a free lunch of pizza
and fries, complimentary
of Principal McFarland.
After lunch, the students
popped into their classes
to meet their new teach-
ers and experience what
the next day's schedule
would consist of. Finally,
the students attended a
pep-rally put on by the
cheerleaders where the
seniors once again were
victorious, and won the
spirit contest.
The SGA would like to
thank the following busi-
nesses, community lead-
ers, and citizens for mak-
ing all of this possible:

LuLu's Sweet
Expectations
EL Governor Motel
Prosperity Bank
Buy Rite Pharmacy
Emerald Coast FCU
Costin Ins.
Bayside Savings
Frost's Pottery Garden
Piggly Wiggly
Pristine Pool & Spa
Supply, INC
Preble Rish, INC
Gulf Coast Electric
Bill Williams
Mel C. Magidson
Miniat Works
Leigh Lawrence
Mize Plumbing Services
and Supply
Frank D. May
Vision Bank
St Joe Shrimp, Co
Merle Norman
Cosmetics
Allines beauty Salon
Portside Trading
Company
Triple Tails
Two Crabs
Sharon's Caf6
Century 21 Gulf Coast
Realty, INC
Sassy Nails and
Tanning Salon
St. Joe Rent All, INC
Carpet Country
Regan's Oyster Bar


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MICE




HURON

ORy


To the great people of Gulf County,



As many of you know, earlier this year I was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin's
Lymphoma. Over the past four months, I have received chemotherapy
treatments at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa. Last week, a series of
tests and scans revealed that the cancer is gone and there is no need for
additional medical treatment beyond my chemotherapy. I would like to
take this opportunity to thank you for your thoughts and prayers during
this difficult time. My family and I appreciate the uplifting of prayers from
the churches in the communities and the many calls and letters of support.
Your prayers and God's healing power have allowed me to overcome this
battle with cancer and I am extremely thankful. With my medical condition
behind me, I can now focus on the upcoming election and my desire to be the
next Sheriff of Gulf County. During the next two months I will be attempting
to see as many of you as possible to present my qualifications for Sheriff.
I have the education, training and experience to lead the Sheriff's Office
in the right direction and I will bring professionalism, integrity and trust
to the office. I look forward to seeing you and discussing my campaign. If
you have any questions you may call me or e-mail me through my web site.
Again, thank you and may God bless you and your family.



Mike Harrison
(Home) 850-639-5161
(Mobile) 850-227-8706


Political advertisement paid for and approved by Mike Harrison, Republican, for Sheriff


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decided to accelerate its own plans.for the
mill site.
The unnamed company also agreed
to temporarily use a contingency plan
of simply anchoring its vessels in the
shipping channel, offloading its cargo
(aggregate) onto barges, and offloacding
the barges onto land at the bulkhead.
This would by-pass the need to
construct additional docking-loading
facilities needed by the
company.
The Port Authority "It's tit
board asked the county
commissioners to join
forces with them and qUi-- L V
the Port St. Joe city
commission to change every thil
St. Joe's corporate mind
and allow the potential Joe waL
Port customer to use the
mill site. time we
Port Authority
board member Allen letting t
Cox said that Port St.
Joe's port was the only
deepwater port in the five run over
southeastern states that
was left undeveloped, the city
"This is bigger
than what one private StandL u
landowner wants to do
with his land," he told
the commission.
At that point, both Comr
the Port Authority and
county commissioners
agreed that they were entering a battle
with the St. Joe Company over St. Joe's
preference of Gulf County becoming a
"destination" rather than a diversified
economy.
"It's time we quit giving in to everything
St. Joe wants. It's time we quit letting
them run over us, but the city has to stand
with us," Board of County Commissioners
chair Billy Traylor said, asking Port St.
Joe Mayor Mel Magidson to address the
county commission.
Magidson noted he was limited in what
he was allowed to say because both he
and city commissioner John Reeves were
at the meeting and the meeting had not
been advertised as a city commission
meeting.
But Magidson told county
commissioners that the city was in favor
of the Port Authority and would back
them.
Andrew Rowell, a member of the Gulf
County Economic Development Council
(EDC), told county commissioners that
the same issues with St. Joe that the Port
Authority was dealing with also applied to
the EDC.
Cox urged a task force composed
of the Port Authority, EDC and county


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and city commissioners to immediately
visit the chief financial officer of The
St. Joe Company at the home office in
Jacksonville and discuss the situation
with him.
The county commission authorized
Cox to set the appointment.
Regular Meeting Action
The meeting with the Port Authority
was sandwiched between two sessions
of the regular county
commission meeting.
ie we During the regular
commission meeting,
county attorney Tim
ng in to McFarland read into
the record a four-page
ng St. letter he had written to
commissioners stating
ts. It's that, according to his
research, the county's
quit best legal options were
to allow OSB (oriented
iem strand board) to be used
in construction in the
us, but county, and to divide
us, u the county into 140
S to and 130 mile-per-hour
asC to wind zones, using the
Intercoastal Canal as the
fth us." dividing line.
The board voted 4-1
Billy Traylor (Commissioner Nathan
loard of County Petersdissenting)toaccept
nissioners chair the county attorney's
recommendations
concerning the use of
OSB and the designation of two wind
zones in the county.
County planner David Richardson
addressed the board on recommended
changes to a portion of the county
comprehensive plan to be sent to the state
Department of Community Affairs (DCA)
for approval.
At issue, Richardson said, were two
major topics: Amending agricultural
land in the county to allow controlled
commercial and industrial development
within the agricultural areas;
Adopting Air Force constraints on
building heights (50 feet maximum) in the
south part of the county, around the Eglin
Air Force Base property.
According to Richardson, the Air Force
dropped its requirement of controlling
building standards within a 15-mile
radius of its facility on Cape San Blas, but
kept its 50-foot maximum building height
requirement of any civilian development
around the facility.
Richardson said officials at Eglin AFB
would get what they wanted no matter
what, to which the board agreed, voting
unanimously to accept the Air Force
statement within the comprehensive
plan.


Resolution
Whereas, October 1-10,
2008 has been designat-
ed "Disability History and
Awareness" weeks by the
Florida State Legislature.
Whereas, students with
disabilities have been edu-
cated in Gulf County Public
School System since the
passage of PL. 94-142 by
Congress.
Whereas, Gulf County
School Board has over
100 teachers, paraprofes-
sionals, contracted staff,
support staff and adminis-
trators committed to pro-
viding quality educational
services to students with
disabilities.
Whereas, Exceptional
Student Education offers
students with special needs
experiences that encour-
age individuals to devel-
op Increased self-esteem
resulting in students gain-
ing pride in being an indi-
vidual with a disability,
obtaining postsecondary
education, entering the
workforce and contributing
m, ,, E


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Balanced Energies, Inc.
Integrated Healing Therapies
29 Ave. E 850-896-7267
Specializing in Massage Therapy,
Tai Chi & Chi Kung
Classes & Workshops
Beginning Tai Chi Class Starting
Thursday Sept. 4, at 9:00 AM
Evening Classes Available
Get out of your mind & come to
your senses with Tai Chi Chuan
Anyone, any age, can learn this
form. Nothing special to buy or
wear.
Call Hollie Stott at 896-7267
To reserve your space


Please do not feed the wild
dolphins in the bay. Remem-
oer to stay at least 50 yards
away from wild dolphins. Use
binoculars to watch them play.


to their communities.
Whereas, Gulf County
School Board has over
500 students identified
with special needs who
receive a quality educa-
tion in the Least Restrictive
Environment.
Whereas, Gulf County
School Board supports the
goal of disability history
and awareness instruc-
tion to ensure better treat-
ment for individuals with
disabilities and increased
attention to preventing bul-
lying and harassment of
students with disabilities.
Now therefore, be it


resolved, that the Gulf
County School Board does
hereby proclaim the weeks
of October 1-10, 2008 as
Disability and Awareness
Weeks
Be it further resolved,
that the Gulf County
School Board and the
Superintendent of Schools
reaffirms the local, state
and federal commitment to
the full inclusion in society
of, and equal opportunity
for, all individuals with dis-
abilities.
Passed and adopted this
11th day of September,
2008.


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PUBLIC NOTICE

GULF COUNTY
Gulf County Impact Fee Committee
Request for Projects 2008-09
Culture & Recreation Impact Fee

The Gulf County Board of County Commissioners has
initiated a Gulf County Impact Fee Committee for
the purposes of review, discussion and recommen-
dation on expenditures for impact fees collected for
the purpose of culture and recreation projects in Gulf
County.

That any resident of Gulf County or any business or
non profit agency doing business in Gulf County may
submit an application to recommend a project to this
committee, please submit an application to the Ad-
ministrator's Office, 1000 Cecil G. Costin Sr., Blvd.,
Room 302, Port St. Joe, Florida, 32456.

Applications are available at this location from 8:00
a.m. to 5:00 p.m., E.T., Monday thru Friday or online
at www.gulfcountygovernment.com. Please refer to
the application for a complete explanation of the re-
quirements for submission of projects. If you have
any questions you can call (850) 229-6111 or (850)
639-6700.

The deadline for submittal is September 26, 2008 at
4:30 p.m., E.T.

/s/ Billy E. Traylor, Chairman
Gulf County Board of County Commissioners

Publish September 11 & 18, 2008 Ad#2008-109


PUBLIC NOTICE

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 Minor Subdivision Plat Approval Bayside Subdivision -
Parcel ID #06268-720R 3.68 Acres in Section 7, Township
9 South, Range 11 West, Gulf County, Florida A 3 Unit
Subdivision Subject to all Federal, State and Local Development
Regulation stated and unstated. (Cape San Bias)
3. 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)
4. 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.
5. Public at Large
6. Staff



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


1. Final Plat Bayside Subdivision


Ad# 2008-108 Publish: September 11, 2008


NOTICE TO RECEIVE SEALED BIDS

The City of Port St. Joe will receive sealed bids from any qualified
person, company or corporation interested in providing under-
ground utility construction services for the following project:

ST. JOE BEACHES SEWER

The St. Joe Beaches Sewer Project is a low pressure collection and
transmission system. The collection system includes approximately
63,000 LF of 2" and 3" HDPE force main, 5,000 LF of 4" thru 8" PVC
force main, and approximately 500 service connections including
installation of City-owned grinder pumps. The transmission system
includes approximately 2,800 LF of 8" PVC force main, 4,600 LF
of 10" PVC dry line, 12,500 LF of 14" PVC force main and two (2)
lift stations including all site work, pumps, and related yard piping
proposed in the construction drawings.

Plans and specifications can be obtained at Preble-Rish, Inc., 324
Marina Drive, Port St. Joe, Florida 32456, (850) 227-7200. The
bid must conform to Section 287.133(3) Florida Statutes, on public
entity crimes.

Completion date for this project will be 360 days from the date of
the Notice to Proceed presented to the successful bidder.

Liquidated damages for failure to complete the project on the speci-
fied date will be set at $500.00 per day.

Please indicate on the envelope that this is a sealed bid, for the "St.
Joe Beaches Sewer".

Bids will be received until 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time, on October
2, 2008 at the City of Port St. Joe City Hall, 305 Cecil G. Costin
Sr. Blvd, Port St. Joe, Florida 32456, and will be opened and read
aloud at 6:00 RM. Eastern Time. The City of Port St. Joe is an Equal
Opportunity Employer/Handicapped Accessible/Fair Housing Juris-
diction.

Cost for Plans and Specifications will be $500.00 per set and is
non-refundable. Checks should be made payable to PREBLE-RISH,
INC.

The City of Port St. Joe reserves the right to reject any and all bids.
All Bids shall remain firm for a period of sixty days after the open-
ing.

All bidders shall comply with all applicable State and local laws con-
cerning licensing registration and regulation of contractors doing
business to the State of Florida.


The Star, Port St. Joe, FL Thursday, September 11, 2008 A7


Established 1937 Serving Gulf County and surrounding areas for 70 years










Quarters Kngfish Shootout Support Mealson Wheels


Supports Leukemia Patients


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 diag-
nosed in 121 Americans every day.
Not only is Crowder Excavation's
Kingfish Shootout a chance to enjoy
the outdoors and interact with mem-
bers of the community, it also is
a chance 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 Sept.
26-28. For leukemia supporters, this
event is especially significant, as its
contributions have benefited pivotal
research and likely will exceed the


Shootout Prizes
1st: $10,000 1
2nd: $5,000 A
3rd: $2,500 a
4th: $1,000 a
5th: $900 -
6th: $800 ,
7th: $700
8th: $550 /
9th: $450
10th: $350
Largest Wahoo: $1,250
King over 35.75 lbs.: $1,500


$500,000 mark this year.
As "the disease that does not dis-
criminate," 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 min-
utes.
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, please visit
www.cquartersmarina.com.


The Port St. Joe Arizona Chemical Company plant
is co-sponsoring a golf tournament for the Gulf County
Senior Citizens Meals on Wheels program. This tour-
nament will be open to all members and guests. The
entry fee will be $60 per person. This fee will include
green fee, golf cart, a chance for a hole-in-one prize of
$10,000, and 8 special event prizes and a buffet dinner
during the awards program.
Entry forms will be available at the St. Joseph Bay
Country Club Pro Shop, Senior Citizen's Center and
Hannon Insurance Agency. All players must meet the
handicap requirements on the entry form. The deadline
for entry will be Oct. 24.
Any individual, business or organization who would
like to sponsor a team or a hole can call Jerry at 899-
1036 or Heather or Johanna at 229-8466. All donations
will be greatly appreciated and are desperately needed.
Help us fill all 22 team slots, and join in a day of fun
as we show our support for the this great cause, which
supports elderly men and women of Gulf County. Watch
your local newspapers for further updates.
Players may call Jerry Stokoe at 899-1036 and regis-
ter by telephone. Please have the handicaps for all play-
ers. The entry fee can be dropped off at the St. Joseph
Bay Country Club prior to Oct. 24.
Prizes are $600 for first place, $400 for second, $200
for third and $100 for fourth.


Beach Blast Needs Gator Booster Club
K A --X...o. -I-u -...


iviore volunteers
The fourth annual Beach Blast Triathlon-
Duathlon, scheduled for Sept. 27 at Veterans
Memorial Park of Beacon Hill, is looking for more
people to help with the myriad tasks required to
stage such an event.
"We have such wonderful volunteers already,
but we still need more help," said event coordina-
tor Olga Cemore. "We are so grateful to everyone
who helps us stage this race, and we send them
a huge 'thank you.'"
Volunteers are needed to help with all aspects
of the event, including handing out water on the
race course, helping with the swim portion of the
race, holding signs for check points and cooking
for the finale dinner.
Anyone wishing to volunteer can contact
Cemore at 867-0117 or Lynn Marshall at the
Mexico Beach Community Development Council
at (850) 648-8196.
Volunteers also can meet Cemore and sign
up to help Sept. 25-26 at the park. Cemore
said she will be at the park at 6 p.m. CT Sept.
25 and all day beginning at 9 a.m. CT Sept.
26.
Cemore said 170 runners already have reg-
istered for the U.S. Triathlon Association-sanc-
tioned event. Event sponsors are waiting to the
last minute to close registration because of the
uncertainty of local weather, Cemore said.


Accepting Members


The Wewahitchka Gator
Booster Club officially
kicked off its 2008-09 mem-
bership drive this week.
The club was organized
for the purpose of offer-
ing an additional means
of financial support to all
of the athletic programs of
Wewahitchka High School.
Each year, our senior athletes are
eligible to apply for scholarships,
with awards being made to those
who have "lettered" in at least one
sport while also maintaining a high
GPA. Through this scholarship pro-
gram, the booster club is able to offer
financial support to our athletes to
reward them, not only for the suc-
cesses accomplished in athletic pro-
grams, but also for their academic
success as they presented WHS.
Anyone interested in becoming a
member of the club is asked to con-
tact Dennis Peak at Carpet Country


Store Hours
Monday thru Sunday
8:00 AM to 5:00PM 4
340 Marina Drive, Port St. Joe, FL
(850) 227-9393

Open 7 Days A Week


S T. J OE M ARINA


or Carolyn Husband at
V Vision Bank.
l. Donations or member-
ship checks also may be
mailed to Gator Booster
Club, c/o Carolyn Husband,
Vision Bank, RO. Box
i 100, Wewahitchka, FL.
Donations are tax-deduct-
ible, as the club is a nonprofit cor-
poration.
The Wewahitchka Gator Booster
Club offers several different types
of membership, ranging in dollar
amounts: A $100 donation quali-
fies you for the Gator 100 Club, and
$250-$500 or greater makes you a
Bull Gator.
All contributions given will be used
to support our athletic programs
and our athletes. Let's all show our
"GATOR PRIDE" by joining the local
Gator Booster Club. Anyone need-
ing more information, please call
Carolyn Husband at 639-2222.


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Grand Lagoon National
Rescheduled for Oct. 3-5
The Grand Lagoon National Tournament
has rescheduled tournament activities for
Oct. 3-5 in Panama City Beach.


Panama City
welcome mat
during the first
weekend in
October with
a revised tour-
nament fishing
schedule and
event activities.
Originally
slated for Aug.
20-24, The
Grand Lagoon
National has
modified entry
fees in all divi-
sions and
refined eligible
species to bet-
ter reflect sea-
sonal oppor-
tunities made
available by the


Beach will roll out the

Entry Fees

Big Game: $2,500
for two crew and four
anglers
Offshore: $1,000 for two
crew and four anglers
Inshore: $500 for four
anglers
Flats: $250 for two
anglers
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Stay Busy

The Lady Tiger Sharks
of Port St Joe have had a
busy opening week.
They began with their
opening match at Liberty
County. It was not to be a
joyful opener as the ladies
dropped three straight
matches to Liberty County
with scores of 21-25, 13-25
and 23-25.
On Saturday, they trav-
eled to Chipley High School
for a tournament. Port St.
Joe opened with its first
match against Class 3A
Chipley.
After winning the first
game, the Class 2A Lady
Tiger Sharks could not
hold on for the match and
dropped the next two, giv-
ing the match to Chipley.
The scores were 25-17, 11-
25 and 10-15.
The Lady Tiger Sharks'
toughest match of the day
came against Class 3A
Walton of Defuniak Springs.
Walton came out ahead in
that match, winning two
straight sets 21-25 and 15-
25.
The Lady Tiger Sharks
were able to salvage the day
with a match win against
Bozeman with scores of 25-
15 and 25-15 and finished
the day with a 2-2 record
by defeating 3A opponent
Holmes County by scores
of 21-25, 25-19 and 15-13.
The ladies were on the
road again this past Monday.
They traveled to, Southport
to meet Bozeman in a regu-
lar season match-up.
Although not how Coach
Wayne Taylor would have
scripted it, the Lady Tiger
Sharks defeated Bozeman
in four sets to win the
match 3-1. The scores were
25-18, 20-25, 25-23 and
25-19.
Though tournament play
is typically best two out
of three sets for a match,
regular season play is best
three out of five.
Coach Taylor said
although they came out flat
against Liberty County in
their opener, the Lady Tiger
Sharks seem to be coming
together well as a team.
He said volleyball is defi-
nitely a team sport with
extra emphasis on the word
"team."
There are three seniors
this year: Kaelyn '"Jo"
Williams, setter; Angela
Canington, libero/defensive
specialist; and Natasha
Allen, utility.
Williams and Canington
have been with the team for
three years, but this is only
Allen's second year.
Taylor said he expects
the seniors to step up and
take a huge leadership role
in developing the team this
year.
The team goal is to
play beyond the District
Tournament in October.
The junior varsity coach
and assistant varsity coach
this year is Coach Rebecca
Lacour. The JV squad is 2-
0 thus far this season hav-
ing defeated the JV squads
of Liberty County last
Thursday and Bozeman on
Monday evening.
The Lady Tiger Sharks
will hold their first home
game at 4:30 ET tonight,
Sept. 11. It will be a var-
sity only match against
Tallahassee Maclay.
Come out and support
your Lady Tiger Sharks,
and enjoy a great match of
volleyball.



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both pole vaulters, qualified for and
made the long trip to the 2008 National
Junior Olympic Games in Detroit.
The games were held the first week of
August.
Megan Walker, participating in the
Girls Youth division, finished second,
winning a silver medal, with a vault of
10 feet.
Hunter Wall, competing in the Young
Men division, finished 12th with a vault
of 12 feet.
This was Walker's second trip to
nationals, having won last year, and it
was Wall's first appearance at nationals.
Wall went into the competition ranked
No. 23 but rose to a 12th-place finish.


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Tropical Storm Fay
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Entry fees are $150
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By Brandon Mellor
Tallahassee Democrat

Injuries and upperclassmen have
stood in the way of Jeremy Brown
for several years.
Now healthy and at the top of
the depth chart as Florida High's
starting tailback, the speedy senior
kicked off the Seminoles' 2008 sea-
son Friday night with a performance
that showed his coaches, teammates
and fans what a little patience and
hard work can do.
In a 34-12 victory over visiting
Port St. Joe High, Brown rushed for
158 yards on 14 carries with four
touchdowns.
"He is a young guy that was injured
two times last year and only played
about five games," Seminoles coach
Jarrod Hickman said. "He has wait-
ed his turn, and I couldn't be more
happy for a guy like him."
Brown began his big night early
when he scampered 15 yards for the
first score of the game just under
seven minutes into the contest. Little
did he know at the time, he was on
pace to score Florida High's first
four touchdowns.
After Seminoles (1-0) kicker Chase
Varnadore increased his squad's
lead over the Tiger Sharks (0-1) to
10-0 on a 20-yard field goal halfway
through the second quarter, Brown
found a crease and dashed 55 yards
for the score.
He later would add runs of 2 and


10 yards in the third and fourth
quarters, respectively.
"We came out and had a much bet-
ter week of practice after our uphill
battle against Madison County last
week," said Hickman, referencing the
Seminoles' loss to the Cowboys in
the preseason. "We got out to an early
lead, and that helped us tonight."
In addition to Brown, tailback
Kelvin Farmer and quarterback Kyle
Stewart combined for 85 yards on
the ground.
Stewart completed nine of his 19
pass attempts for 92 yards and one
interception as well.
Defensively, the Seminoles got after
Tiger Sharks quarterback Tyrone
Dawson, limiting the scrambling sig-
nal caller to just 36 yards passing
with two interceptions and 44 yards
rushing,
Star defensive end Brandon
Jenkins, a Florida State commit-
ment, posted four tackles for loss and
two sacks. Defensive backs Taylor
Koss and Chris Coulter nabbed the
takeaways from Dawson.
Darrell Smith and Calvin Pryor
each scored on 3-yard runs for the
Tiger Sharks, both touchdowns com-
ing in the second half.
The game marked the head coach-
ing debut of Vern Barth in Port St.
Joe.
"Well, to be honest, I am disap-
pointed in the outcome," Barth said.
"We have got to work on becoming
more physical up front."


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begun to see her pottery
exclusively in terms of
wheelchairs.
She even prices her pieces
according to how many
wheelchairs they will purchase.
Earlier this year, the
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though wheelchairs can still
be donated for $75 in select
countries.
Before the donation increase,
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four general price points: $75,
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"Now it's a little harder,
because I can't price my pieces
to fit the wheelchairs," she
noted.
To ensure that the Wheelchair
Foundation benefits most from
her sales, Anderson features
her pieces only in stores that
take a very small commission.
Hollis Vail, owner of Artemis
Gallery in Apalachicola, was
so moved by Anderson's
philanthropy that she decided
to accept no commission for
pottery purchases.
Customers can write
their checks directly to the
Wheelchair Foundation.
When selling her work
privately, Anderson opts for
the same approach, knowing
that customers who write
their checks directly to
the foundation will receive
promotional literature.
Anderson hopes learning
more about the foundation's
work will inspire her customers
to make additional donations,
thereby providing more
wheelchairs for disadvantaged
people around the world.
"I'll never know how many
wheelchairs I had to do with,"
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donated at least 50 wheelchairs
so far.
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hopes to contribute another
50.
Despite her growing legion of
patrons and an exhibition at the
Paul Brent Gallery in Panama
City last October, Anderson is
not yet fully comfortable with
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Wheelchair

Foundation

Addresses

Global Need

According to Wheelchair Foundation
literature, an estimated 100 million
people with physical disabilities
worldwide need wheelchairs, but less
than 1 percent own or have access to one.
In developing countries, those without
wheelchairs must rely on family and
friends to carry them around.
Others crawl on the ground or lie in
bed for years without the means to enjoy
routine outdoor activities.
The Wheelchair Foundation's
outreach extends to several countries
like Vietnam and Cambodia where
landmines and unexploded ordinances
threaten the lives of its citizens.
Landmines and unexploded ordinances
injure more than 29,000 people each
year, according to the World Health
Organization.
To address the worldwide-need for
wheelchairs, the Wheelchair Foundation
purchases the chairs in bulk, shipping
containers of 100 to 280 units to in-
country distribution partners around the
world.
"Everywhere they give them the
government has no program," noted
Wheelchair Foundation contributor Geri
Anderson. "The people are on the ground
and at the mercy of anyone who can help
them."
Donations to the Wheelchair
Foundation are tax deductible.
For more information, visit
the foundation's website, www.
wheelchairfoundation.org.

The following stores feature
Geri Anderson's pottery:
Two Sisters (in St. Andrews)
Joseph's Cottage (in WindMark Beach)
Artemis Gallery (in Apalachicola)
Chez Funk (in Apalachicola
Grace Episcopal Church (in Panama City)

Anderson's work can also be viewed on her
website, www.beachdream.com/pottery.


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Substance Abuse Coalition



Seeks Greater Participation


By Despina Williams
Star Staff Writer
In its first meeting in
Honeyville last Thursday,
the Gulf County Substance
Abuse Coalition sought to
accomplish several goals.
They hoped to select
officers and form an
assessment committee to
review data on Gulf County
underage drinking.
But with only 10 attendees
at the Honeyville Community
Center, the coalition could
do little more than urge
its members to spread the
word for the next meeting.
The coalition is funded'
by the Substance Abuse
Response Guide (SARG)
grant, sponsored by the
Florida Department of
Children and Families and
administered by the Gulf
County School Board.
Led by SARG coordinator
Carly Pickels, the coalition
has assessed the problem
of underage drinking in the
county by collecting data
from a variety of state,
county and local agencies.
Its primary document,
the 2006 Florida Youth
Substance Abuse Survey,
revealed several disturbing
trends in teenage alcohol
consumption.
Gulf County ranks second
in the state in past 30-day
underage binge drinking,
according to the survey.
Through the SARG grant,
the coalition will attempt
to match problems with
meaningful solutions, and
begin applying for federal
grants.
At its current stage, the
coalition needs greater
participation among people
of different backgrounds.
A pie graph distributed
at the meeting illustrated
the diversity required in
a successful coalition,
with slices for religious
groups, government,
industry, schools, service
organizations, legislators,


Percentages of Gulf County and


Statewide youth drug use in past 30-days


SPast-30-day alcohol use, Gulf County 2000-2006
and Florida 2006
















Middle School High School Overall


* County 2002
M Florida 2006


D County 2004


* County 2000
* County 2006


The 2006 Florida Youth Substance Abuse Survey, administered to area middle and high school stu-
dents, ranked Gulf County second in the state in past 30-day underage binge drinking.


The Gulf County
Substance Abuse Coalition
hopes to gain support from
all groups listed on the
wheel.


grants, you have to prove
you have people like (in the
pie graph) making up your
group."
Cindy Grant, with the
Florida State University
Center for Substance
Abuse Prevention, provided
a history of Florida
coalitions.
According to Grant, the
first Florida coalition formed
25 years ago in Miami to


address
rampant cocaine
abuse among its
residents.
Among the functions
served by coalitions, Grant
highlighted their roles as
facilitators and change
agents.
Fifty-three Florida
counties are involved at
some stage in the SARG
process.
Grant noted that 22
counties currently receive
the Drug Free Communities
grant, which provides
$125,000 a year for five
years, with the chance for
five more.
Through a PowerPoint
presentation, Pickels


shared some of the data on
underage drinking obtained
from area law enforcement
agencies, hospitals and
surveys completed by 74
area adults.
Attendees questioned the
validity of some of the data,
like statistics on underage
alcohol-related car crashes.
Nugent noted that the
numbers for 2004-2005 (2
.and 3 crashes. respectively)
were glaringly low.
"Some things just don't
shake out," acknowledged
Pickels, who urged Nugent
and others to volunteer
for the data assessment
committee.
"We've got to see what's
right, what's not right and


get something going so we
can see something happen,"
said Pickels.
Noting that a significant
reduction in underage
alcohol consumption "will
not happen on its own,"
Pickels urged the community
to support the coalition's
mission.
"I need everybody's help,"
she said.
Suzanne Doran, of the
Gulf County Chamber of
Commerce, took Pickel's
message to heart.
After the meeting, she
asked Chamber director
Sandra Chafin for
permission to distribute
coalition information to
all its members, via the


Chamber's online e-blast.
Doran plans to include
the coalition pie graph in
the e-mail.
"If we say, 'These are the
people we need' and specify
that information, maybe we
can draw a few more people
there," she said.
The next meeting of the
Gulf County Substance
Abuse Coahion is scheduled
for Monday, Sept. 29
at 6:30 (ET) at the Gulf
Coast Community College
Gulf/Franklin Center, Room
Al110.
For more information,
contact SARG coordinator
Carly Pickels at (850)
227-4913.


The West Nile Virus


By Roy Lee Carter
County Extension
Director

What is West Nile Virus and how
does it affect human and horses?
West Nile (WN) Virus is carried
by mosquitoes and if transmitted
to humans it can cause severe
encephalitis.
The West Nile was first reported
in Central Africa in 1937. There has
been several outbreaks around the
world since then. It was first reported
in New York in 1999 and has since
been located through out the eastern
United States. The virus is spread by
mosquitoes which get it by feeding
on infected birds. The virus is then
passed along to humans when an
infected female mosquito takes a
second blood meal from a human
instead of a bird. As they are feeding
on human blood, they release saliva
that contains the virus'. The saliva
then enters the human bloodstream
carrying the virus with it.
Most humans who are infected
with the WN virus do not develop
illness. Approximately 20 percent of
the people who are infected exhibit
fever, headache, body aches, swollen
lymph glands and a skin rash that
may be defined as West Nile Fever.
More severe infections include
headaches, high fever, neck stiffness,
disorientation, coma, convulsions,
muscle weakness and paralysis. This
severe form of the infection is defined
as West Nile Virus Encephalitis.
About 1 out of every 150 infections
will result in encephalitis. Symptoms
of WN fever typically last a few days
while the severe disease may last
several weeks to months with some
permanent neurological effects.
Horse owners should take extra
precautions to protect their animals
from exposure to mosquitoes with
the ,finding of West Nile in Florida.
Horses can become infected with the
virus from mosquito bites. West Nile


Virus is a form of encephalitis which
can affect horses, birds, and people.
Like other forms of encephalitis
such as Eastern Equine Encephalitis
and St. Louis Encephalitis, West
Nile is transmitted by mosquitoes. A
mosquito who has been feeding on the
blood of an infected bird can spread
the virus. A bird's metabolism allows
a sufficient population of the virus to
build up in its bloodstream for the
mosquito to become a vector of the
disease. The mosquito then bites
a person or horse who is infected.
People and horses are called dead-
end hosts since the virus cannot
build up enough in their blood to
allow it to be transmitted from them
to another victim.
For horses, the time between
the bite from an infected im
mosquito and the appearance
of symptoms is 5 to 15 'j.
days. Symptoms can include
listlessness, stumbling and in
coordination,weaknessoflimbs, '-
partial paralysis, and death. r
Other signs maybe impaired
vision, head tilt, convulsions
inability to swallow, circling or Roy
coma. If you see symptoms,
contact your veterinarian
immediately. Horse owners should
do everything possible to prevent
exposure of animals to mosquitoes.
Remove potential mosquito
breeding sites such as water-holding
containers, clean watering troughs
every 1-3 days, keep horses stabled
during peak feeding times, and use
approved mosquito repellant for
horses (not deet). It is recommended
to vaccinate your horses or any type
of equine at least twice yearly for
West Nile and three times yearly for
Eastern and Western Encephalitis.
For more information on this
subject please contact you local
veterinarian, the Gulf County
Mosquito Control at (850) 227-1401
or Gulf County Extension Service at
(850) 229-2909 or (850) 639-3200.


Controlling Mosquitoes


By Roy Lee Carter
County Extension
Director

From gardening to barbecuing, marauding
mosquitoes are common spoilers of outdoor
activities in our sunshine state. They can be
more than a nuisance. Some mosquitoes
transmit diseases to both humans and ani-
mals. Most notably encephalitis to man and
horses, and heartworm to dogs.
Regardless of species, water is essential
for mosquito breeding. bSi-ce nearly half of
our state's land area is subject to flooding,
it's no wonder that we have so many of these
persistent pests.
Mosquito eggs are laid in water, on the
sides of containers where they soon will be
covered by water, or on damp soil where
they can hatch when covered by rain-
S water or high tides. A single female
may hl" ., . batches of 50 to 200
eggs. The eggs of some flood-water
mosquitoes may dry out for more
than a year and still hatch when
flooded. Once exposed to water, the
larvae of most species hatch
in two or three days, change to
'; pupae in about a week, and emerge
:arter as adults two days later.
It may seem hard to believe, but
not all mosquitoes bite. Only the females
have biting mouth parts. Male mosquitoes
feed on the nectar of flowers. Female mos-
quitoes also feed on the nectar. But, a blood
meal usually is necessary to mature the
eggs. Lady mosquitoes might be classed as
gourmets. They're rather choosy in selecting
their victims. Some feed on cattle, horses,
dogs, and other animals, while others prefer
humans.
Effective mosquito control requires both
individual and community action. As indi-
viduals, we should clean up mosquito breed-
ing places around our home grounds. Don't
give the mosquitoes a home. Here are a few
tips:
Clean debris from rain gutters because
water can collect in blocked gutters.
Eliminate standing water on and around
structures such as flat roofs, air conditioner
units, and leaky pipes and faucets.


Get rid of water from potted plant
dishes, garbage cans, old tires, ditches,
wheelbarrows, and hallow trees.
Change the water in bird baths weekly.
1 Change the water in pet bowls daily.
Control Products and
Materials
B.T. (Bacillus thuringiensis) is a bacte-
ria that controls mosquito larvae ("wriggles")
and can be used in standing water that can-
not be drained such as swimming pools and
retention ponds. It is commercially available
as Bactomos, Texnar and Vectobac. B.T.I is
not a threat to other organisms since the
bacteria attach only to mosquito larvae.
Mineral oil can be added to standing
water because it forms a thin film on the
surface of the water which causes larvae
and pupae to drown. This is a good con-
trol method in plant containers that collect
water.
Methoprene is a product that prevents
larvae from becoming adults. It can be used
in water that contains fish, but as with all
pesticides, it is important to read the label
instruction before applying.
Malathion and Pyrethrins are com-
monly used to control mosquito larvae.
Before using these chemicals, read the label
and hazard statements concerning fish and
other aquatic wildlife to determine if these
chemicals are right for your situation.
Sprays treat shrubs and the lower
branches of trees where mosquitoes rest.
Use sprays that are registered for flying
insects but will not harm pl its.
When using chemicals, member that
what we put on our yards may be carried
away during rainstorms as storm water
run off. So, it is important to read the
instruction label and apply th' appropriate
amount in the correct areas Also, do not
apply chemicals before rain,-- :rms because
it may be washed away and negatively affect
the water quality in oar streams, lakes, and
reservoirs.
For more information about how to control
mosquitoes call the Gulf County Mosquito
Control at (850) 227-1401 or Gulf County
Extension Service at (850) 229-2909 or
(850) 639-3200.


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Martin and Rollins
Engagement


Miranda Martin of Port
St. Joe and Michael "Bo"
Rollins of Port St. Joe
will be married at 5:30
p.m., October 18 in the
Centennial Building in Port
St. Joe.
The bride is the daughter
of Dean and Susan Myers
of Crawfordville, FL and
Gene Martin of Albany, GA.
She is a 2001 graduate of
Wakulla High.
The bridegroom is the
son of Karen Rollins of
Port St. Joe and is a 1995
graduate of Port St. Joe
High. He is employed by
Cathey's Construction and
Development.


Final Plans For
Phillips-Lowry
Wedding


Karolyn Realms of
Burlington, Vt. announces
the engagement and
forthcoming marriage
of her daughter, Amber
Desere, to Brett Charles
Lowry, son of Mary Dell
Lowry and the late Harry
Lowry of Port St. Joe, Fla.
The ceremony will
take place Sept. 20 at 6
p.m. EST at St. Joseph's
Catholic Church in Port St.
Joe. All friends and family
are cordially invited to
attend.


Miles Allen Butler Ashley Turns 7
Turns 6 Years Old


Miles is the son of
Rhett and Brittnie Butler
of Howard Creek. He is
the grandson of Dit and
Debbie Butler of St. Joe
Beach, Sandy Watson of
Howard Creek and Allen
Parker of Jonesboro, Ga.
His party will be held on
September 14, at 2 p.m. at
his grandparents (Dit and
Debbie's House) for a pool
party, with his family and
friends.
Happy Birthday big boy.
We love you so much!


Ashley, the daughter
of Larla Eubanks of Port
St. Joe, turns seven this
Thursday.
Happy Birthday, Ashley,
from mom and Kellie.

Corrales-Myers
Wedding
Hector and Sandy
Corrales of Tampa
take great pleasure in
announcing the marriage
of their son, Joshua
Adam Corrales to Clarissa
Nichole Myers. Joshua and
Clarissa were married on
August 21, 2008 in lonia,
Michigan. Joshua is the
grandson of Ray and Nita
Jolley of Tampa, formally
of Port St. Joe.


Happy 90th
Birthday, Betty

Betty Montgomery
Lewis celebrated her 90th
birthday on August 7 with
her family at a Mexico
Beach house. She enjoyed
the birthday lunch, party,
presents and sharing about
her life growing up. Family
attending were daughters,
Frances (John) Alford
and Pat (Ted) Grabowski,
grandsons, Richard (Becky)
Alford, Ron (Nicole)
Alford, Christ (Christine)
Grabowski, brother Jim
(Dorothee) Montgomery
and great grandson Orion
Alford.


Look who is
Turning One
Nijah Shakina Quinn
will be one on Sept. 14.
She is the daughter of
Shemeka Sims and Sandy
Quinn, Sr., granddaughter
of Carolyn and Thomas
Sims. She will celebrate
her Princess birthday party
on Sunday, Sept. 14 at her
grandmother's house, with
her big brother, Dakota,
me ma, Diana, family and
friends.


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TRANSPORTATION PLANNING MEETING
(THE PUBLIC IS INVITED)

Bay, Gulf, Holmes, and Washington Regional Transportation Partnership

Staff Liaison Group Meeting 9:30 a.m. CDT
Executive Committee Meeting 10:30 a.m. CDT
Monday, September 15,2008

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

The agenda will include the following topics:
1. Consideration to Adopt Transportation Regional Incentive Program (TRIP)
Application Project Priorities for FY2009
2. Public Forum. This is an opportunity for the public to address transportation issues.

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

Staff will make reasonable accommodations for access to the meetings in accordance with the
Americans with Disabilities Act and for language requirements other than English. Please
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Kiwanis Say 'Thank You'
The Port St. Joe Kiwanis Club would like to thank the
following organizations, businesses and individuals for
their help with the club's Aug. 29 fundraiser:
Sheriff's Department, Sheriff Joe Nugent
City of Port St. Joe, Mayor Mel Magidson
Duren's Piggly Wiggly
St. Joe Shrimp Company, owner Mark Moore
Vision Bank, Johanna White
The Star newspaper
. Funds raised will benefit Kiwanis Club civic projects.


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ulf County


Genealogy


Society


The Panama City
Chapter 794, Military
Order of the Purple
Heart along with other
supporting veterans,
recently visited the Sims
Veterans Nursing Home.
The Combat Wounded
Veterans brought prizes
awarded during the
function. Approximately
25 patients from the D-


Boyd Staff Holds


Office Hours in


Port St. Joe

A member of Congressman Allen Boyd's (D-North
* Florida) staff will be visiting Port St. Joe on the third
.Thursday of every month so the people of Gulf County
; have the opportunity to discuss issues of concern.
Congressman Boyd's staff is trained to assist
constituents with a variety of issues relating to various
federal agencies. It is important to Congressman Boyd
that his staff is available for those who are not able to
-travel to either his Panama City or Tallahassee office.
Office Hours with Congressman Boyd's Staff
Thursday, September 18, 2008
9:30a.m. 11:30 a.m. EDT
: Gulf County Courthouse Administrative Annex
Port St. Joe


Republican


Party Gathering
What: Gulf County Republican Party General Meeting
Where: St. Joseph Bay Country Club
When: September 15, 2008
Time: 7:00 ET
Why: Meet & Greet Fellow Republicans


Wing attended and enjoyed
many entertaining and
spirited games of bingo.
Sam Thurman of
Panama City Chapter 794
MOPH stated that the
Purple Heart awardees
seemed to enjoy the visit
as well or better than
the veterans living at the
Sims Veterans Home. The
Panama City Chapter is


making plans to make the
visits on a regular basis.
For more information on
joining the Military Order
of the Purple Heart, call
850-233-1962 in Panama
City. There are only two
requirements to join. You
must have been wounded
in combat and have been
honorably discharged from
the military.


Recording Artist Debra
Johnson at Panama City Mall
Recording artist and songwriter Miss. Debra Sue
Johnson will be performing gospel rock and blues
rhythm songs she wrote and composed in a charity event
supporting the Red Cross at 4 p.m. CT on Sept. 13 at the
Panama City Mall.


Red Hat Chit Chat
The Apalachicola River Trip. has been cancelled due to
the forecast of heavy showers and heavy winds because of
Hurricane Ike. Hopefully the trip can be rescheduled at a
later date.


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After taking a summer break, the Gulf County
Genealogy Society will gather on Saturday in the Port St.
Joe Library meeting room from 10 a.m.-12 a.m.
All members are urged to attend.
For more information, call Beverly Mount-Douds at
(850) 229-1094.




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Meet Haley! 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
of the MANY OTHER
WONDERFUL pets


available for adoption at
St. Joseph Bay Humane
Society, PLEASE COME
OUT AND VISIT! All
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/
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Obit


Angela Renee Falls


Sterling Preston Wingate Mary Fuller Daughtry


Angela Renee Falls was born on March 12, 1974 in
Panama City, Fl. She passed away Monday, September
1, 2008, at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth. She is the
daughter of James and Scarlet Harvell of Lexington, Va.
Angela was a loving mother, wife, daughter, sister and
friend to so many.
Angela dreamed of becoming a nurse and shortly before
that dream was realized her battle with breast cancer
began. Even though she was battling cancer, her family
and friends always came first. She loved life, her family,
and her friends. Even in passing she left on her terms,
having a smile on her face.
Angela is survived by her husband, Michael, her children,
Scarlet and Spencer, her parents, James and Scarlet, her
brother, James Jr., and by all that knew and loved her.
The family wishes to extend a heartfelt thank you to the
Oncology, AIC, and 4J Departments at Portsmouth Naval,
as well as to the Staff of Comfort Care hospice for their
unending care and continued support.
A funeral service was held at 11:00 a.m., Thursday,
September 4, 2008, at Oman Funeral Home & Crematory,
Great Bridge Chapel, 653 Cedar Road, Chesapeake.
Afterwards Angela was be transported to Wewahitchka,
Florida where she was laid to rest Friday at Buckhorn
Cemetery, with the graveside committal service scheduled
for 12:00 EDT, (11:00 a.m. CDT) Friday, September 5,
2008, conducted by the Rev. Derrick Gerber.
Flowers are welcome or memorial donations may be
made to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation.

Comforter Funeral Home
Wewahitchka Branch Chapel
560 South Highway 71
Wewahitchka, FL
850-639-2271
850-227-1818


Susan Wells Neznek
1953-2008

Susan Neznek, age 55, of Foley, AL, died suddenly Sunday,
August 31, 2008.
She attended Jubilee international Church in Pensacola and
was a member of the Wolfebay Watershed Watch. She was a
journalist for many years at the Pensacola News Journal, the
Gulf Breeze Sentinel, and the Tallahassee Democrat.
She was preceded in death by her parents, William S. &
Eleanor McClellan Wells; and sister, Tinka Scott.
Survivors include her husband, Robert "Bob" Neznek;
children, Katherine Golden, Scott Golden and Christina
Andrus (Tony); grandchildren, Amilie and Hannah Gliott,
Genica Golden, Mason and Brooklyn Andrus; brother, William
S. Wells, Jr. (Kathy); brother-in-law, Eugene Scott; many other
family, friends, nieces and nephews.
Memorial service was held at 11:00 a.m., Friday, September
5, 2008 at Jubilee International Church, with Pastor Len
Ballenger officiating.

FAITH CHAPEL FUNERAL HOME, 100 Beverly Pkwy,
Pensacola, FL is in Charge of arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Susan's name
to the Lupus Foundation,
The Arthritis Foundation or the Wolfebay Watershed Watch.

Faith Chapel Funeral Home
100 Beverly Pkwy, Pensacola, FL 32505
850-432-6146


Sterling Preston Wingate, 75 of Mexico Beach, passed
away August 26 at the Clifford Chester Sims Veterans
Nursing Hone in Panama City.
He was born April 19, 1933 in Faceville, GA to Perry
Lee and Lovie Leola (Bennett) Wingate. Following the
death of his mother when he was 6 years old, he and his
brothers and sisters were moved to the Florida Baptist
Children's Home in Arcadia, FL which was later moved
to Lakeland, FL. He lived there until his graduation from
Lakeland High School. He served in the U.S. Marine
Corps. He moved to Port St. Joe in 1957. He worked
at Basic for 24 years. He was a member and deacon at
Beach Baptist Chapel at St. Joe Beach.
He was preceded in death by his mother and father; a
sister, Virginia; and infant son, Sterling Preston Wingate,
Jr. and a granddaughter, Christina Lynn Ahrent.
He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Iduma Wood
Wingate of Mexico Beach; three daughters Phyliss
Wingate of Port St. Joe, Cyndi Ellzey (Lee) of Inverness,
FL and Paula Strickland (Alan) of Burgess Creek, FL,
four grandchildren; Cody Strickland of Kansas, Levi
Strickland of Burgess Creek, FL, Meghan Ellzey of
Tallahassee, FL and Ethan Ellzey of Inverness, FL, two
brothers; Austin (Shirley) Wingate of Bristol, FL, Joe
(Hiep) Wingate of Sierra Vista, AZ, five sisters; Leola
Bracewell of Bristol, FL, Bonnie (Gene) Tombs of
Odessa, TX, Louise (Ivan) Chase of Chattahoochee, FL,
Kate Hefner of American Canyon, CA and June Kusick
of New Orleans, LA, all his brothers and sisters from
the Children's Home, many nieces and nephews, and a
world of cherished friends.
Services were held at Beach Baptist Chapel at St.
Joe Beach August 29 with Rev. David Nichols and Rev.
Williams Smith officiating. Internment followed at Holly
Hill Cemetery in Port St. Joe. Pallbearers were; Roger
Wingate, Tim Wingate, Matt Godwin, Jason Godwin,
Glenn Barefoot and Kenny Barefoot.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions
be made to Florida Baptist Children's Home, PO. Box
8190, Lakeland, FL 33802 or Sacred Heart Hospital in
Pensacola, FL.


Cypress United Methodist Homecoming


The Cypress United Methodist Church will sponsor their annual Homecoming Event, Sunday September 28th.
Everyone is invited to join with us. Services will start at 10:30 a.m.
The Reverend Jim Harbert will be delivering the message for the day.
Music and singing will be by Reverend Harbert and his brothers, "The Faithful Trio."
A covered dish luncheon will follow at noon in the Family Center at the back of the church. The church, located on
Cemetery Road in Cypress, is the old Cypress School building.


Mary Fuller Daughtry, age 91, passed away Friday,
September 5, 2008 in Port St. Joe, Fla, after a long
battle with Parkinson's Disease.
Services were held on Sunday, September 7 at St.
James Episcopal Church, Port St. Joe, at 2:30 p.m,
followed by burial at Holly Hill Cemetery in Port St.
Joe. The family received friends and family following
the burial in the Parish Hall at St. James Episcopal
Church.
Mary Charlotte Hoffman was born in Apalachicola,
Fla August 12, 1917, to Valentine M. "Tine" and Agnes
Elizabeth "Lizzy" Hoffman. A graduate of Chapman
High in Apalachicola, Mary attended Florida State
College for Women before marrying James L. "Red"
Fuller in August 1938.
She was a life long Episcopalian who stayed very
active in church activities until her health declined.
She was once referred to as "the lady who lived
at the church." Mary served on 'the Altar Guild at
St. James for many years, and could always be
depended upon to provide a dish, cook a meal, or fix
flowers for any occasion. Mary loved growing plants
and flowers. When asked if she had a green thumb,
she would quote her grandmother and reply, "No, it's
called a broken back and dirty hands."
Miss Mary and husband Red owned and operated
Fuller Supply Company in Port St. Joe for many
years, and later on she worked for "Mr. Cecil" at St.
Joe Hardware. Mary was also a volunteer for many
years with Gulf Pines Hospital Auxiliary.
Mary is survived by two sons, James H. "Jimmy"
Fuller of Mobile, AL, and Maurice E. "Mish" Fuller,
and wife Ann, of Tallahassee/Mexico Beach. She is
also survived by 3 granddaughters, Lisa Fuller Selzer
and husband Mark, of Pearl River, LA; Christie
Fuller Mundy and husband Jeff, of Birmingham, AL;
and Carrie Fuller Tharpe and husband Jeremy, of
Thorhasville, GA, as well as 4 great grandchildren.
Mary is also survived by one stepson, Bobby Wiley
and wife Linda, of Mexico Beach; two stepdaughters,
Louise "Punk" Daughtry and Carolyn Daughtry
Ford, both of Port St. Joe, Fla, as well as 7 step
grandchildren, 9 step great grandchildren, and 3
step great-great grandchildren.
Mary was preceded in death by husband James L.
"Red" Fuller, husband B. F. Daughtry, daughter-in-law
Marie Talley Fuller, granddaughter Vicki Lynn Fuller,
as well as step-grandson Charles "Buck" Ford, and
her brother, V. M. "Buddy" Hoffman, Jr.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations
to Parkinson's Disease Foundation,1359 Broadway,
Suite 1509, New York, New York 10018, Covenant
Hospice, 107 W. 19th St, Panama City, FL 32401, or
St. James Episcopal Church, 800 22nd Street, Port
St. Joe, Fla. 32456
Mary's faith and strong Christian beliefs helped her
through the difficult and trying times of her life and
have served as a wonderful example to her family and
all those who knew her. She will be greatly missed.
All services are under the directions of the
Comforter Funeral Home.


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Corner of 15th & California 648-5776
SCHEDULE OF SERVICES
Worship Sundays at 10:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.
Bible Study Sundays at 9:00 a.m. (all ages)
Wednesday Prayer and Bible Study at 6:30 p.m.
Please note, all times central!
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482 Pompano Street- 229-6235
Sunday School . . ..... . . 9:45 a.m.
Sunday Morning Service ....... 11:00 a.m.
Sunday Evening Service........ 6:00 p.m.
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Wednesday Night ............ 7:00 p.m.

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Wednesday Evening Service ...... 7 p.m.


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311 Columbus St. St. Joe Beach, FL 32456
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SUNDAY: General Assembly 9:45 a.m. ET' Bible Study all ages 10 a.m. ET
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Sunday Worship Services:
8:30 a.m. Traditional Worship
9:45 a.m CST Bible Study
11:00 a.m. Contemporary Worship
Open Hearts. Open minds. Open doors.
The people of Mexico Beach United Methodist (hurih
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The Christian Conscience
In churches we hear much about the "gospel." There is much confusion as to what this term, "gospel" really means.
When we take the time to search the scriptures on this topic, we find that the gospel has many parts. It is much more
F than one or two verses in the letters of the Apostle Paul.
There are some, who want us to over-simplify the term, and call it "good news." The gospel is indeed good news to
those willing to surrender control of their lives to God, and live according to His commands, but to those who scoff at
God, and scoff at the coming of our Lord, the gospel is not good news. It is frightening news.
There are others who want to look only at what the Apostle Paul called his gospel, in 1 Corinthians 15:3,4 that
"Christ (the Messiah) died for our sins according to the scriptures" that He was buried, and that He rose again the third
S day according to the Scriptures" and was seen by various followers, and Paul, and BY OVER 500 PEOPLE AT ONE
TIME, after his resurrection. Indeed, this is perhaps the most important gospel. This gospel could be called Paul's
gospel, or perhaps the "gospel of Christ."
But, there are many other gospels in scripture. We might well define gospel as simply "NEWS." There are the four
S news accounts (usually called gospels) of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. Then, there is the gospel of the kingdom of
God, which was the one preached by Jesus. There is at least one reference to the gospel of God.
Shouldn't we include, as part of our gospel, the account of creation, Noah and the Ark, Abraham, Isaac, Jacob,
Joseph, Moses, the Ten Commandments, the Kingdom years, the captivity, and the messages of the prophets? Shouldn't
we include the preaching of John the Baptist, the preaching of Jesus, the preaching of Peter at Pentecost, Steven, and
all of Paul's epistles, and the other epistles in the New Testament?
It sounds nice to talk about the simplicity of the gospel, until we look deeper in scripture, and find all the things that
we missed. In our church, we believe that the whole Bible is the gospel. That is why we call our church a full-gospel
church. We are like the Bereans in Acts 17. We search the scriptures daily to determine the truth, in the matter of our
relationship with God.
At the Mexico Beach Christian Worship Center, our services begin, with a time of greeting and fellowship, at 9:30
Sunday AM central time. Worship begins at 9:45 AM. We worship at the Mexico Beach Civic Center on 105 N. 31st
Street, which is behind the Beach Walk gift shop, just off U.S. 98.
God Bless,
Pastor Tim Morrill
Mexico Beach Christian Worship Center
pastor@mexicobeachcwc.com




United Pentecostal Pastoral Installation

We invite you to attend our Pastoral Installation Service at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 27 at the United Pentecostal
Church of Port St. Joe.
The special speaker will be Rev. Daniel Huba.
Praise and worship will be led by ACT's Praise Team and Choir.
We hope you will come celebrate this special day with us.
Please join us for dinner and fellowship after the service.
United Pentecostal Church, 309 Sixth Street, Port St. Joe, phone number is 229-7100.



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Is This Person God's Miracle?


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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
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First Baptist Church
MEXICO BEACH
Located at 823 N. 15th St., Mexico Beach
Corner of 15th r California 648-5776
SCHEDULE OF SERVICES
Worship Sundays at 10:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.
Bible Study Sundays at 9:00 a.m. (all ages)
Wednesday Prayer and Bible Study at 6:30 p.m.
Please note, all times central!
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Sunday Worship Services:
8:30 a.m. Traditional Worship
9:45 a.m CST Bible Study
11:00 a.m. Contemporary Worship
Open Hearts. Open minds. Open doors.
The people of Mexico Beach Uniled Methodist (hurch
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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 Kingdom first. God provided-a miracle.
Rick Leland


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Sunday School: 10:00 a.m. ET Pastor
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Youth: 5:30 p.m. ET Deborah Loyless
Choir: 7:00p.m. ET Director of Children Ministries


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Where Faith, Family &Friendship are found
Bible Study Sunday: 9:15am
Worship: 10:30am and 7:00pm
Wednesday
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Wednesday Night ............ 7:00 p.m.
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Morning Prayer & Holy Communion
Sunday................8:00 a.m.
The Rev. David Mans, Priest
Services being held at the United Pentecostal Church
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Gulf County Sheriff Arrest Log


The Gulf County Sheriff's Office
will be conducting vehicle safety
checkpoints and DUI check points
during the month of September
2008. The check points will be held
throughout the county to include
Highway 98 near St. Joe Beach,
Highway 98 and Garrison Ave, C-
30 Simmons Bayou, Highway 71
North of White City, Highway 22
and Highway 22A, Highway 71
and Westarm Creek, Highway 71
Dalkieth Area and Highway 71
near the Calhoun line.
On 08/19/2008 Curt Larson
Johnson, 24, was arrested for
DWLSR.
On 08/19/2008 Colin Earl
Burkett, 27, was arrested on a
failure to appear warrant. The
original charge was possession of


a firearm by a convicted felon.
On 08/19/2008 Justin Sinclair
Armstead, 22, was arrested on a
violation of probation warrant. The
original charge was possession of
marijuana.
On 08/20/2008 Shirley Elizabeth
Dawson, 35, was arrested for
failure to appear on a warrant from
Liberty County.
On 08/20/2008 Shannon Nicole
Loman, 28, was arrested for
DWLSR after a vehicle she was
operating was stopped on Hwy 22.
On 08/21/2008 William Andrew
Brown Jr., 33, was arrested on
warrants for failure to appear on
charges of DUI and DWLSR.
On 08/21/2008 Thomas
Edward Obrian, 57, was arrested
on warrants for worthless checks


from Leon County.
On 08/21/2008 deputies
responded to a domestic
disturbance. Larry Riley Owens,
53, was arrested on charges of
battery.
On 08/25/2008 Robert Allen
Crabbe, 53, was arrested on a
violation of probation warrant. The
original charge was DWLSR.
On 08/25/2008 the Sheriff's
Office received information that
Anita G. Davis, 61, was growing
marijuana at her home. Narcotics
investigators went to her home and
after receiving permission to search
they found 13 marijuana plants in
the yard behind her home. Anita G.
Davis was charged with cultivation
of marijuana.
On 08/25/2008 Lorne Henry


Hicks, 44, was arrested by
narcotics investigators and
charged with unlawful possession
of chemical. It is alleged that he
had possessed chemicals used to
produce methamphetamines.
On 08/26/2008 investigators
arrested George Edward Baxter
Sr., 53, and Carolyn DawnSmith,
26, for burglary. It is alleged that
several days earlier they stole
camping and fishing equipment
from a home in the Oak Grove
area.
On 08/26/2008 Jerry Lee
Chambers Jr., 37, was arrested
for violation of probation on an
original charge of battery on a
detention officer.
On 08/26/2008 Anthony Bryan
McDaniel, 24, was arrested


on charges of reckless driving,
DWLSR, fleeing and attempting to
elude and leaving the scene of an
accident with property damage.
On 09/01/2008 Evan Robert
Fettinger, 24, was arrested on a
failure to appear warrant for grand
theft.
On 09/02/2008 deputies received
complaints of a man walking in
the road on U.S. 98. They located
James Keith Berry, 34, who was
intoxicated. He was arrested for
disorderly conduct.
On 09/03/2008 Stephen Daniel
Lemieux, 27, was arrested for
failure to appear for worthless
checks.
On 09/05/2008 Johnny L.
Williams, III, 32, was arrested for
failure to pay child support.


Doubling the Effort in Second Year of Bikes for Boys and Girls


Gulf Correctional Institute's
Warden Randy Tifit 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" partnership.
Their goal for last year was
100 and 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 new.
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
Florida Child Development,
Inc., at sgaskin@
floridachildren.org 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
recommendationsforchildren
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 at Lake
Alice Park on Dec. 20 prior
to the annual Christmas
parade, sponsored by the City


of Wewahitchka, and prior
to the 3rd 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:
1. Inventory youth own
bicycles.
2. Donate new or used
ones.
3. Drop off the bicycles at
the designated fire stations.
4. Drop offparts or supplies
to restore old bikes at the
designated fire stations.
5. Send donations to North
Florida Child Development,
Inc. made payable to NFCD,
Inc.'s "Bikes for Boys and
Girls in Gulf County" at PO


Box 38, Wewahitchka, FL
32465.
6. Become a recognized
contributor at the "Lights at
Lake Alice Park" on December
20th and see the results of
your contributions as the
children receive their gifts.
7. You may register a child
who is in need by contacting
the local Guidance Counselors
at the schools.
If you would like more
information, please contact
Sharon Gaskin at 850-639-
5080 ext 12, 832-1632, or
sgaskin@floridachildren.org.
Local fire departments
will 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, you can
also call Sharon Gaskin
at (850) 832-1632 or
sgaskin@floridachildren.org


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PSJ Elementary News
School is off to a great
start with exciting events
and dates to remember.
Parents, please remember
to get your new Pinnacle
passwords to have access
to their weekly progress
in the classroom. This is
a wonderful tool to let you
know how they are doing
and where you can help
them. Please contact Mrs.
DeEtta Smallwood for a
password.

Let's get excited!!!!
Our annual Sally Foster
Fundraiser will have its
kick-off day on September
12th with a school-wide
assembly for all students.
This is a great way to help
your students and support
our school at the same
time.
Everyone is buzzing
about our new materials
in the Library. It's called
Playaways and they are
available to all students.
Playaway is the most
simple and immediate
way to enjoy audio books


with no tapes or CDs.
Playaways can be checked
out with parent permission
and we encourage you to
get busy enjoying this new
technology in the Library.
Contact Mrs. Karen Minger
if you have any questions
concerning Playaways.

The Norris D. Langston
Youth Scholarship, 21st
Century School After-
School Program will begin
September 15th in the
Lunchroom. If you have
not enrolled, please feel
free to contact Mrs. Jo
Clements for details. This
is an extension of the school
day and we encourage you
to take advantage of this
program.

Important Dates to
Remember
Sept. 11: Gold Card
Lunch for 4th and 5th
graders
Sept. 15: Sally Foster
begins
Sept. 15: Administer
1st Dibels Assessment and
N. D. Langston Tutoring
program begins
Sept. 16: 3rd grade
FCAT Parent Night
Sept. 18: Progress
Reports Issued
Sept. 23: Fall Pictures


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The Lion's Tale
For our first assembly at
Faith Christian School, former
student Trevor Burch shared
some of his experiences about
his recent mission trip to
Brazil.
"Culture shock," was the
first thought Trevor had as he
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the plane. He
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Trevor
Burch shares
from his heart
with FCS
students about
his recent
mission trip to
Brazil.


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United States
and how
ungrateful a
lot of us are,
perhaps
because
we simply
don't realize
how a lot of
the rest of
the world
lives. We are


truly blessed. Trevor was part
of a group from Long Avenue
Church who took time this
summer to take the gospel
of Jesus Christ to a remote
village in Brazil. They also
helped build a church, and
Lori Lacivita ministered to their
physical needs. In conjunction
with his talk, Trevor gave a
power point presentation about
his experiences. This helped
the students to be better able
to understand the point that
these people live in a totally
different kind of world. The
church group had to make
major adjustments in their
living styles, also, the toilet issue
making the largest impression
on the kids.
With the ease of an


Front Row: Tyler Young, Chloe Jones, Lanecia Larry, Brenon Foxworth, Alllie Godwin.
Middle Row: Celeste Chiles, Brandi Purswell, Lindsey Butler, Hannah Anderson, Kerigan
Pickett, Rowan Paul. Back Row: King Henderson, Jake Paterson, Tyler Guthrie


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Seniors: The senior class
elected their new officers:
President, Douglas May; Vice
accomplished speaker, Trevor President, Robbie Martin;
was able to transfer to our Secretary, Brennis Bush; and
students how blessed it is Treasurer, Jessie Faircloth.
to give, and how the heart Juniors: Attention Class of
gives out of what fills it. The 2010: if you were not already
Brazilian village was truly aware, the 2009 Junior-Senior
grateful and did not want them prom is your responsibility.
to leave. But the church group, Although prom is not until
Trevor said, received a bigger April, fundraising endeavors
blessing just seeing the needs have already begun. Any
there and being able to meet junior or his or her parents
some of them, sharing their can sign up to work the
hearts and souls, walking in concession stand at any home
the commission of Jesus our football game, includingjunior
Lord. varsity. Anyone interested
After the program, Alison in volunteering may sign up
Gay said what impressed her in Mrs. Newsome's office
was how thankful the Brazilian (Guidance). Juniors should
children were for the toys that also remember to pay their
were given them, because class dues: $20. If you fail
children here would have to pay your class dues to
considered it a small thing. Treasurer Chellsey O'Neill,
Debra Burdeshaw thought you will not be attending
it was great even though prom.
the Brazilian men didn't Sports: The football team
know them, they helped our kicked off the regular season
group build a church for the against Florida High in
community. All in all, hopefully, Tallahassee this past Friday;
some of us might have been see The Star "Sports" section
stirred to get out of our comfort for more details.
zones and be willing to "go and --Volleyball: Today,
preach the gospel." September 11, at 4:30 p.m.
We want to remind parents home against McClay; Varsity
that school pictures will be only.
taken Wednesday, Sept. 17. --Both boys and girls soccer
Students may dress up for conditioning has begun.
the pictures or wear regular Practices are Mondays,
school clothes. They are not, Tuesdays, and Thursdays at
however, to "dress down." the soccer fields; times will
If your child does dress up, vary so make sure you ask
please send school clothes Coach McDonald for more
for them to change in to so information. The players
they don't mess up their nice are selling raffle tickets for
clothes at PE.
Our children are continuing
to enjoy the new playground
equipment behind the school
and on the corner of 20th .
and Garrison. Picnic tables v"
under the pavilion are being .
used as well as swings in the
back. Also, new basketball
posts and goals have been
installed. We want to again
thank our wonderful parents
who worked so long and hard
to provide these blessings for .
our children.


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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE 14TH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
GULF COUNTY FLORIDA
GENERAL JURISDICTION
DIVISION
CASE NO:
23-2008-CA-000209

U.S. BANK, NATIONAL
ASSOCIATION,
PLAINTIFF,

VS.


EDWARD V. DOUGLASS
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT A/K/A EDWARD V. DOUG-
FOR GULF COUNTY, LAS ET AL.,
FLORIDA. CIVIL DIVISION DEFENDANTSS.


CASE NO.
232008CA000065

BANK OF NEW YORK AS
TRUSTEE FOR THE CER-
TIFICATEHOLDRES
CWABS, INC.
ASSET-BACKED CERTIFI-
CATES, SERIES 2005-16,
Plaintiff,

vs.

CHRISTOPHER S. BRANT,
et al., Defendants.

NOTICE OF SALE
PURSUANT\
TO CHAPTER 45
NOTICE IS HEREBY
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
YORK AS TRUSTEE FOR
THE CERTIFICATE HOLD-
ERS CWABS, INC.
ASSET-BACKED CERTIFI-
CATES, SERIES 2005-16
is Plaintiff and CHRISTO-
PHER S. BRANT; RE-
BECCA L. BRANT; GULF
COUNTY BOARD OF
COUNTY COMMISSION-
ERS; UNKNOWN TENANT
NO. 1; UNKNOWN TEN-
ANT NO. 2; and ALL UN-
KNOWN PARTIES CLAIM-
ING INTERESTS BY,
THROUGH, UNDER OR
AGAINST A NAMED DE-
FENDNT TO THIS AC-
TION, OR HAVING OR
CLAIMING TO HAVE ANY
RIGHT, TITLE OR INTER-
EST IN THE PROPERTY
HEREIN DESCRIBED, are
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,
to-wit:

LOT 10, BLOCK "F" OF
BAY VIEW HEIGHTS SUB-
DIVISION AS PER OFFI-
CIAL PLAT RECORDED IN
PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 26,
PUBLIC RECORDS OF
GULF COUNTY FLORIDA.

ANY PERSON CLAIMING
AN INTEREST IN THE
SURPLUS FROM THE
SALE, IF ANY, OTHER
THAN THE PROPERTY
OWNER AS OF THE DATE
OF THE LIS PENDENS
MUST FILE A CLAIM
WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER
THE DALE.

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,
2008.

Rebecca L. Norris, Clerk
As Clerk, Circuit Court


NOTICE OF ACTION
CONSTRUCTIVE SER-
VICE

TO: LINDA M. DOUGLASS
A/K/A LINDA DOUGLAS
whose residence is un-
known if he/she/they be
living; and if he/she/they
be dead, the unknown de-
fendants 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 par-
ties having or claiming to
have any right, title or in-
terest in the property de-
scribed in the mortgage
being foreclosed herein.

YOU ARE HEREBY NOTI-
FIED that an action to fore-
close a mortgage on the
following property:

LOTS 8 AND 9 BLOCK 86
OF ST. JOSEPH'S ADDI-
TION TO THE CITY OF
PORT ST. JOE, AS PER
PLAT THEREOF RE-
CORDED IN THE PUBLIC
RECORDS OF GULF
COUNTY FLORIDA.

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

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

CLERK OF THE
CIRCUIT COURT
Jasmine Hysmith
DEPUTY CLERK

IN ACCORDANCE WITH
THE AMERICANS WITH
DISABILITIES ACT, per-
sons with disabilities need-
ing a special accommoda-
tion should contact
COURT ADMINISTRA-
TION, at the GULF County
Courthouse at
850-229-61 1 2 ,
1-800-955-8771 (TDD) or
1-800-955-8770, via Florida
Relay Service.
September 4 & 11, 2008

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

CASE NO:
23-2008-CA-000195

U.S. BANK NATIONAL AS-
SOCIATION, AS TRUS-
TEE, FOR THE BENEFIT
OF CITIGROUP MORT-
GAGE LOAN TRUST, INC.,
ASSET-BACKED
PASS-THROUGH CERTIFI-
CATES SERIES


I 1100
2007-AHL2, PLAINTIFF,

VS.

TUPELO RIDGE, LLC, ET
AL., DEFENDANTS)

NOTICE OF ACTION
CONSTRUCTIVE SER-
VICE

TO: LYDIA LONG
whose residence is un-
known if he/she/they be
living; and if he/she/they
be dead, the unknown de-
fendants 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 par-
ties having or claiming to
have any right, title or in-
terest in the property de-
scribed in the mortgage
being foreclosed herein.

YOU ARE HEREBY NOTI-
FIED that an action to fore-
close a mortgage on the
following property:

ALL OF THE SE 1/4 OF
THE NW 1/4 OF SECTION
23, TOWNSHIP 4 SOUTH,
RANGE 10 WEST LYING
NORTH OF STATE ROAD
22, LESS AND EXCEPT
THE FOLLOWING DE-
SCRIBED PARCEL: COM-
MENCEING AT THE
NORTHWEST CORNER
OF THE SE 1/4 OF THE
NW 1/4 OF SECTION 23,
TOWNSHIP 2 SOUTH,
RANGE 10 WEST;
THENCE RUN EAST A
DISTANCE OF 842 FEET,
MORE OR LESS; THENCE
RUN SOUTHERLY ALONG
AN ESTABLISHED FENCE
A DISTANCE OF 619
FEET, MORE OR LESS,
TO AN IRON PIPE IN
PLACE; THENCE RUN
SOUTHWESTERLY A DIS-
TANCE OF 124 FEET TO
AN IRON PIPE IN PLACE
ON THE NORTH
RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF
STATE ROAD 22, SAID
PIPE BEING 717 FEET
EAST OF THE WEST LINE
OF THE SE 1/4 OF THE
NW 1/4 OF SECTION 23,
TOWNSHIP 4 SOUTH,
RANGE 10 WEST;
THENCE PROCEED
WESTERLY ALONG THE
NORTH RIGHT-OF-WAY
LINE OF STATE ROAD
NO. 22 A DISTANCE OF
717 FEET TO THE WEST
LINE OF SAID QUARTER
SECTION; THENCE RUN
NORTH 324 FEET ALONG
THE WEST LINE OF SAID
QUARTER SECTION TO
THE POINT OF BEGINN-
ING; SAID LAND CON-
TAINING 10 ACRES,
MORE OR LESS, AND LY-
ING AND BEING IN SEC-
TION 23, TOWNSHIP 4
SOUTH, RANGE 10 WEST,
GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA,
AS DESCRIBED IN THAT
DEED RECORDED IN OF-
FICIAL RECORDS BOOK
16, PAGE 557, PUBLIC
RECORDS 'OF GULF
COUNTY FLORIDA.

has been filed against you
and you are required to
serve a copy of your writ-
ten defenses, if any, to it
on DAVID J. STERN, ESQ.
Plaintiff's attorney, whose
address is 900 South Pine
Island Road #400, Planta-
tion, FL 33324-3920 on or
before October 13, 2008,
(no later than 30 days from
the date of the first publi-
cation of this notice of ac-
tion) and file the original
with the clerk of this court
either before service on
Plaintiff's attorney or imme-
diately thereafter; other-
wise a default will be en-
tered against you for the
relief demanded in the
complaint or petition filed
herein.

WITNESS my hand and
the seal of this Court at
GULF County, Florida, this
29th day of August, 2008.

CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT
COURT
Jasmine Hysmith
DEPUTY CLERK

IN ACCORDANCE WITH


1100
THE AMERICANS WITH
DISABILITIES ACT, per-
sons with disabilities need-
ing a special accommoda-
tion should contact
COURT ADMINISTRA-
TION, at the GULF County
Courthouse at,
1-800-955-8771 (TDD) or
1-800-955-8770, via Florida
Relay Service.
September 11 & 18, 2008

GULF COUNTY
BOARD OF COUNTY
COMMISSIONERS
REQUEST
FOR PROPOSAL
RFP # 0708-38

To provide upgrades to
the county's public safety
two-way radio system
at Port St. Joe and
Wewahitchka, Florida.

Gulf County, Florida is re-
questing proposals from
qualified companies, indi-
viduals, .etc. for the up-
grade of he county's pub-
lic safety communications
system. Specifications
may be obtained from the
Gulf County Board of
County Commissioners,
Rebecca Norris, Clerk of
the Court, 1000 Cecil G.
Costin Sr., Blvd., Port St.
Joe, Florida, 32456 or by
going to the county
website www.gulfcounty
government.com. All re-
quests for specifications of
the proposal process
should be directed to:

Don Butler
Chief Administrator
Gulf County, Florida
1000 Cecil G. Costin Sr.
Blvd.
Port St. Joe, FL 32456
(850) 229-6111

The County reserves the
right to reject all bids fol-
lowing consideration of the
proposals.

Bids will be received until
September 26, 2008, at
4:30 p.m., E.T at the office
of the Clerk. Please send
bids to Gulf County Board
of County Commissioners,
Rebecca Norris, Clerk of
the Court, 1000 Cecil G.
Costin Sr., Blvd., Port St.
Joe, Florida, 32456. Mark
on the sealed envelope,
that this is a sealed bid for
"RFP 0708-XX, Loan Pro-
posal".

Gulf County Board
of County Commissioners
Billy E. Traylor, Chairman
Rebecca Norris,
Clerk of the Court
Gulf County, Florida
September 11 & 18, 2008
Ad# 2008-112

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE FOURTEENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
STATE OF FLORIDA, IN
AND FOR GULF COUNTY
Case No. 08-92CA

BAYSIDE SAVINGS BANK
Plaintiff,

vs.

ROBERT M. COULTAS,
JR. and SUMMER PLACE
OWNERS ASSOCIATION
OF GULF COUNTY INC.,
Defendant

RE-NOTICE OF SALE

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
and ROBERT M.
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
25th day of September,
2008, the following de-
scribed property situated
in Franklin County, Florida


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

And

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.

BECKY L. NORRIS,
Clerk of Circuit Court
By: Jasmine Hysmith
Deputy Clerk
September 11, 18, 2008

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE FOURTEENTH
JUDICIAL COURT OF THE
STATE OF FLORIDA, IN
AND FOR GULF COUNTY
CASE NO.: 07-75PR

IN RE: The Estate of
HARRY R LOWRY,
Decedent.

NOTICE OF
ADMINISTRATION

The administration of the
Estate of HARRY R
LOWRY, File No. 07-75PR,
is pending in the Circuit
Court of Gulf County, Flor-
ida, Probate Division, the
address of which is 1000
Fifth Street, Port St. Joe,
FL 32456. The name and
address of the Personal
Representative and the
Personal Representative's
attorney are as set forth
below.

ALL INTERESTED PER-
SONS ARE NOTIFIED
THAT:

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

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

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


The date of the first publi-
cation of this Notice is:
9/11/08.

Mary Dell Lowry
Personal Representative
410 16th Street
Port St. Joe, FL 32456

Timothy J. McFarland,
Esquire
RO. Box 202
326 Reid Avenue
Port St. Joe, FL 32456
FL Bar No.: 0984868
(850) 227-3113
Attorney for
Personal Representative

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE FOURTEENTH
JUDICIAL COURT OF
THE STATE OF FLORIDA,
IN AND FOR GULF
COUNTY
CASE NO.: 08-41 PR

IN RE: The Estate of JOHN
C. SHULER, Decedent,

NOTICE OF
ADMINISTRATION

The administration of the
Estate of JOHN C.
SHULER, File No.
08-41PR, is pending in the
Circuit Court of Gulf
Cogity, Florida, Probate
Division, the address of
which is 1000 Fifth Street,
Port St. Joe, FL 32456.
The name and address of
the Personal Representa-
tive and the Personal
Representative's attorney
are as set forth below.

ALL INTERESTED PER-
SONS ARE NOTIFIED
THAT:

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

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

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

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

The date of the first publi-
cation of this Notice is
September 11, 2008.

Anthony D. Shuler
Personal Representative
Mexico Beach, FL 32410

Timothy J. McFarland,
Esquire
RO. Box 202
326 Reid Avenue
Port St. Joe, FL 32456
FL Bar No.: 0984868
(850) 227-3113
Attorney for
Personal Representative

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT,
FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
GULF COUNTY FLORIDA
CASE NO: 08-283-CA

DIVE INN USA, INC., a
Florida Corporation,
Plaintiff,


HARMONIC HOME SOLU-
TIONS, LLC, a Florida lim-
ited liability company,
DANIEL KING AS TENANT
#1, ROSE KING AS TEN-
ANT #2, TENANT #3,
AND ANY AND ALL UN-
KNOWN PARTIES CLAIM-
ING BY, THROUGH, UN-
DER AND AGAINST THEM
HEREIN NAMED INDI-
VIDUAL DEFENDANTS)
WHO ARE NOT KNOWN
TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE
WHETHER SAID UN-
KNOWN PARTIES MAY
CLAIM ANY INTEREST AS
SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVI-
SEES, GRANTEES, OR
OTHER CLAIMANT,
Defendants.

CLERK'S NOTICE
OF SALE UNDER F.S.
CHAPTER 45

NOTICE IS GIVEN that, in
accordance with the Final
Judgment of Foreclosure
dated August 25, 2008, in
the above-styled cause, I
will sell to the highest and
best bidder for cash at the
front door of Gulf County
Courthouse at 11:00
o'clock a.m. on September
25, 2008, the following de-
scribed property:

Commence at a lightwood
post marking the North-
east Corner of Section 14,
Township 4 South, Range
10 West, Gulf County, Flor-
ida; thence go South 00
degrees 36 minutes 37
seconds West along the
East boundary line of said
Section 14 (as monu-
mented) for a distance of
1328.80 feet to the North-
erly right of way line of
Gary Rowell Road (
County maintained road
having a 70 foot wide right
of way); thence go North
84 degrees 03 minutes 14
seconds West along said
right of way line for a dis-
tance of '316.29 feet;
thence departing said
Northerly right of way line
go North 00 degrees 36
minutes 37 seconds East
along the Westerly right of
way line of a proposed 66
foot wide roadway for a
distance of 470.44 feet for
the POINT OF BEGINN-
ING. From said POINT OF
BEGINNING, departing
said Westerly right of way
line, go North 84 degrees
03 minutes 14 seconds
West for a distance of
220.00 feet; thence go
North 00 degrees 36 min-
utes 37 seconds East for a
distance of 215.04 feet;
thence go South 80 de-
grees 31 minutes 05 sec-
onds East for a distance of
51.86 feet; thence go
South 65 degrees 54 min-
utes 48 seconds East for a
distance of 124.36 feet;
thence go North 70 de-
grees 49 minutes 22 sec-
onds East for a distance of
71.10 feet; thence go
North 40 degrees 44 min-
utes 31 seconds East for a
distance of 30.78 feet;
thence go South 00 de-
grees 36 minutes 37 sec-
onds West for a distance
of 93.29 feet to a point on
the right of way of a
cul-de-sac; then turn right
along said right of way line
of said cul-de-sac; con-
cave Southeasterly and
having a 50.00 foot radius
through a central angle of
138 degrees 42 minutes 20
seconds for an arc length
of 121.04 feet to a point of
intersection with the afore-
said Westerly right of way
line of the proposed 66
foot wide roadway (Chord
bearing South 21 degrees
15 minutes 27 seconds
West for a distance of
93.58 feet); thence go
South 00 degrees 36 min-
utes 37 seconds West for a
distance of 44.70 feet to
the Point of Beginning.
Said parcel being the
Northerly 50.88 feet of Lot
18 and all of Lot 19 of an
Unrecorded Subdivision
for Mr. Jerry Gaskin.

SUBJECT TO a 10.00 foot
wide drainage easement
along the most Easterly
boundary line thereof.


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

Dated: August 28, 2008
Becky Norris
Clerk of Court
Jasmine Hysmith
Deputy Clerk

NOTICE TO PERSONS
WITH DISABILITIES If you
are a person with a Disa-
bility who needs any ac-
commodation in order to
participate in this pro-
ceeding you are entitled,
at no cost to you, to the
provisions of certain assis-
tance. Please contact the
Court Administrator's office
at (850) 229-6112 (850)
229-1990 as much in ad-
vance of your court ap-
pearance or visit to the
courthouse as possible. If
you are hearing impaired
(TDD) or voice impaired
(V) call 1-800-955-8771.
September 11 & 18, 2008
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE 14TH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
GULF COUNTY FLORIDA
CASE NO.: 07-452 CA

SUNTRUST BANK, Plaintiff

vs.

LARRY C. PANKEY et al.,
Defendants.

NOTICE OF SALE

NOTICE IS HEREBY
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
SUNTRUST BANK is Plain-
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
Jasmine Hysmith
Deputy Clerk
September 4 & 11, 2008
LEGAL NOTICE

NOTICE IS HEREBY
GIVEN THAT AMERICA'S
MINI STORAGE AND OF-
FICE, INC., INTENDS TO
DISPOSE OF OR OFFER
FOR SALE THE PER-
SONAL PROPERTY DE-
SCRIBED BELOW TO EN-
FORCE A LIEN IMPOSED
ON SAID PROPERTY UN-
DER THE SELF STORAGE
FACILITY ACT STATUTES
SECTION 83.801-83-89.
AMERICA'S MINI STOR-
AGE AND OFFICE, INC.,
WILL DISPOSE OF SAID
PROPERTY NO LATER
THAN THE DATE OF SEP-
TEMBER 19TH, 2008.
PROPERTY IS LOCATED
AT 141 COMMERCE
DRIVE, PORT ST. JOE, FL.
GULF COUNTY

1. ANGELA HOUSE,
RO. BOX 5075,
WHITE CITY FL. 32465
STORAGE UNIT D-1
PERSONAL HOUSEHOLD
GOODS, FURNITURE AND
MISC.
September 4,11, 2008


NOTICE IS HEREBY
GIVEN that Cabernet I,
LLC the holder of the fol-
lowing Tax Certificate, has
filed said certificate for a
tax deed to be issued
thereon. The certificate
number and year of issu-
ance, the description of
the property, and
the names in which it was
assessed are as follows:

Certificate No. 124
Application No. 2008- 17
Year of Issuance: 2006
R.E. No. 01526-006R

Description of Property:
COMMENCE at a concrete
monument marking the
NW Corner of the NE 1/4 SE
1/4 of Section 4, Township
4 South, Range 10 West,
Gulf County, Florida, as
per the unrecorded plat of
Stone Creek Acres; thence
run South 89 Degrees 46
Minutes 00 Seconds. East
along the North boundary
line of said NE 1/4 of the
SE 1/4, as monumented
for 247.33 feet for the
POINT OF BEGINNING,
from said POINT OF BE-
GINNING, run South 89
Degrees 30 Minutes 22
Seconds East for 176.16
feet; thence South 00 De-
grees 09 Minutes 53 Sec-
onds East'for 335.94 feet,
thence North 71 Degrees
40 Minutes 29 Seconds
West along the centerline
of a graded road for
184.11 feet; thence North
00 Degrees 28 Minutes 50
Seconds West for 279.58
feet to the POINT OF BE-
GINNING. Said parcel of
land having an area of
1.24 acres, more or less,
and being subject to right
of way for graded road.

Name in which assessed:
LE. Adkins & Unda Adkins
All of said property being
in Gulf County, State of
Florida. 'Unless such cer-
tificate shall be redeemed
according to law, the
property described in such
certificate will be sold to
the highest bidder in the
front Lobby of the Gulf
County Courthouse, 1000
Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd.,
Port St. Joe, Florida at
11:00 AM E.D.T., Octo-
ber, 2008. Dated this 26th
day of August, 2008.

REBECCA L. NORRIS
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT
COURT
GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
BY: Donna L. Ray,
Deputy Clerk
Ad # 2008-103
September 4, 11,
18, 25, 2008

Notice of Receipt of
Stormwater Application
Notice is hereby given that
pursuant to Chapter 373,
Florida Statutes and Chap-
ter 62-346, Florida Admin-
istrative Code (FA.C.), the
following application for an
Individual Stormwater Per-
mit has been received by
the Northwest Florida
Water Management Dis-
trict:
Application #423 received
August 22, 2008, from
Ruskin Shipp, Wetappo
Group, LLC, for develop-
ment of Wetappo River
Camps, a 10-lot single
family residential subdivi-
sion with paved access
and stormwater manage-
ment system located at
3739 Hwy. 386,
Wewahitchka.
Interested persons may
comment upon these ap-
plications or submit a writ-
ten request for a staff re-
port containing proposed
agency action regarding
the application by writing
the Northwest Florida
Water Management Dis-
trict's ERP Office, The
Delaney Center Bldg.,
Suite 2-D, 2252 Killearn
Center Blvd., Tallahassee,
FL 32309. Such com-
ments or requests must be
received by 5:00 p.m.
within 14 days from date of
publication.
No further public notice
will be provided regarding


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2100-2140


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Established 1938 Serving Gulf County and surrounding areas for 67 years THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL 0 THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 20080 9B


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this application. Persons
wishing to remain advised
of further proceedings or
to receive a copy of the
Technical Staff Report
should request that in writ-
ing to the address above
or by e-mail to
ErpPermits@nwfwmd.stat
e.fl.us.
Substantially affected per-
sons are entitled to re-
quest an administrative
hearing, pursuant to Title
28, Florida Administrative
Code, regarding the pro-
posed agency action by
submitting a written re-
quest after reviewing the
staff report.
September 11, 2008

NOTICE
OF SHERIFF'S SALE

NOTICE IS HEREBY
GIVEN THAT PURSUANT
TO A FINAL JUDGEMENT
ISSUED IN THE CIRCUIT
COURT OF LEON
COUNTY DATED FEBRU-
ARY 28,2008 IN THE
CAUSE WHEREIN CAPI-
TAL CITY BANK WAS
PLAINTIFF, AND C.H.
PROPERTIES,. LLC; C Q
DEVELOPMENTS, LLC;
JAMES A. COX, INDIVIDU-
ALLY; JEFFERY HART-
LINE, INDIVIDUALLY;
ALAN T. STEWART, INDI-
VIDUALLY WAS DEFEND-
ANTS, BEING CASE NO.
2007 CA 003419.

I JOSEPH NUGENT AS
SHERIFF OF GULF
COUNTY, FLORIDA HAVE
LEVIED UPON ALL THE
RIGHT TITLE AND INTER-
EST OF THE DEFEND-
ANTS C.H. PROPERTIES,
LLC; C.Q. DEVELOP-
MENTS, LLC; JAMES A.
COX, INDIVIDUALLY; JEF-
FERY HARTLINE, INDIVID-
UALLY; ALAN T. STEW-
ART, INDIVIDUALLY IN
THE INTEREST OF LOT 2
& NORTH V2 LOT 4,
BLOCK 23, CITY OF PORT
ST. JOE, AS PER MAP OR
PLAT THEREOF RE-
CORDED IN THE PUBLIC
RECORDS OF GULF
COUNTY FLORIDA, AND
ON THE 30TH DAY OF
SEPTEMBER, 2008 AT
THE FRONT STEPS OF
THE GULF COUNTY
COURTHOUSE, IN PORT
ST. JOE, FLORIDA, AT
THE HOUR OF 11:00 A.M.,
OR AS SOON AS POSSI-
BLE, I WILL OFFER FOR
SALE ALL OF THE SAID
DEFENDANTS RIGHT, TI-
TLE AND INTEREST IN
AFORESAID PROPERTY
AT PUBLIC OUTCRY AND
WILL THE SAME, SUB-
JECT TO ALL PRIOR
LIENS, ENCUMBRANCES
AND JUDGEMENTS, IF
ANY, TO THE HIGHEST
AND BEST BIDDER OR
BIDDERS FOR CASH,
THE PROCEEDS TO BE
APPLIED AS FOR AS MAY
BE TO THE PAYMENT OF
COSTS AND SATISFAC-
TION OF THE ABOVE DE-
SCRIBED EXECUTION.

SHERIFF
JOSEPH NUGENT

IN ACCORDANCE WITH
THE AMERICAN WITH
DISABILITIES ACT, PER-
SONS WITH DISABILITIES
THAT NEED A SPECIAL
ACCOMMODATION TO
PARTICIPATE IN THE
PROCEEDING SHOULD
CONTACT NO LATER
THAN SEVEN DAYS
PRIOR TO THE PRO-
CEEDING AT 850-
227-1115.
September 4, 11,
18, 25, 2008


NOTICE TO RECEIVE
SEALED BIDS
BID #0708-36

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

IOLA ROAD
STORMWATER IM-
PROVEMENTS PRO-
JECT

Plans and specifications
can be obtained at
Preble-Rish, Inc., 324 Ma-
rina Drive, Port St. Joe,
Florida 32456, (850)
227-7200. The bid must
conform to Section
287.133(3) Florida Stat-
utes, on public entity
crimes.

This project is being
funded by the Northwest
Florida Water Manage-
ment District Florida For-
ever Funding Program.

This project is a roadway
paving and stormwater en-
hancement project.

All SUBCONTRACTORS
shall be FDOT Qualified for
the type work they will be
providing.

Completion date for these
projects will be 150 days
from the date of the Notice
to Proceed presented to
the successful bidder.

Liquidated damages for
failure to complete the
project on the specified
date will be set at
$1,000.00 per day.

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

Bids will be received until
4:30 p.m., E.T, on Friday,
September 19, 2008, at the
Gulf County Clerk's Office,
Gulf County Courthouse,
1000 Cecil G. Costin Sr.
,Blvd., Room 148, Port St.
Joe, Florida 32456. Bids
will be opened at this
same location on Monday,
September 22, 2008, at
10:00 am., E.T.

Cost for Plans and Specifi-
cations will be $25.00 per
set and is non-refundable.
** '


| 1100 1100
Checks should be made NOTICE OF SALE
payable to PREBLE-RISH,
INC. The Space Place intends
to sell the personal prop-
The Board of County Corn- erty of below listed storage
missioners reserves the units to enforce a lien im-
right to waive informalities posed on said property
in any bid, to accept under the Florida self stor-
and/or reject any or all age facility act (section
bids, and to accept the bid 83.801.809 Florida stat-
that in their judgment will utes). The undersigned will
be in the best interest of sell at public sale by com-
Gulf County. petitive bidding on the
27th of September, at 9:00
If you have any questions, a.m. on the premises
please call David Kennecy where the said property
at (850) 227-7200. has been stored at The
Space Place, 625A 15th
BILLY E. TRAYLOR, Street, Mexico Beach, FL,
CHAIRMAN 32410


Ad #2008-106
September 4, 11
& 18, 2008


REQUEST
FOR PROPOSAL

To provide $230,000.00 in
financing for Gulf County,
Florida
RFP # 0708-37

Gulf County, Florida is re-
questing proposals from
qualified banks to provide
a term loan of
$230,000.00. The funds
will be used to pay for
existing obligations associ-
ated with the purchase
and construction of a mos-
quito control building.

The County requests bids
on the following two (2)
options:

A. A short term financing
option with a term no more
than five (5) years with a
no prepayment penalty.

B. Long term financing op-
tion with a term of ten (10)
years with no prepayment
penalty, no balloon option,
payoff only.

A responsive bidder may
propose one or both of the
options noted above for
consideration by the
County.

The terms and conditions
of the loan include the fol-
lowing:

Amount, not to exceed
$250,000.00

Payments annually at a
designated date to be
agreed upon by the par-
ties.

Principal prepayments, no
penalty for early payoff.

Interest rate: the respond-
ent should quote on a
fixed rate basis for the
terms included in the pro-
posal.

Security: Gulf County,
Florida offers no security in
any county properties or
revenues related to this
loan. No Ad Valorem Tax
dollars shall be pledged
for repayment of this loan
and this loan is subject
only to annual appropria-
tion by Gulf County, Flor-
ida.

All fees and expenses that
will be the responsibility of
the County must be clearly
outlined in the response to
this RFR

The respondents are re-
quired to conduct their
own investigation and eval-
uation of the credit worthi-
ness of the loan. The
County's financial informa-
tion is provided upon re-
quest to this document
and is not in anyway in-
tended to relieve the bid-
der of its responsibility to
investigate all relative or
material facts in reaching a
credit decision with re-
spect to the loan.

All requests for information
regarding specifications of
the proposal process
should be directed to:

Don Butler,
Chief Administrator
Gulf County, Florida
1000 Cecil G. Costin Sr.,
Blvd.
Port St. Joe, FL 32456
(850) 229-6111

The County reserves the
right to reject all bids fol-
lowing consideration of the
proposals.

Bids will be received until
September 19, 2008, at
4:30 p.m., E.T. at the office
of the Clerk. Please send
bids to Gulf County Board
of County Commissioners,
Rebecca Norris, Clerk of
the Court, 1000 Cecil G.
Costin Sr., Blvd., Port St.
Joe, Florida, 32456. Mark
on the sealed envelope,
that this is a sealed bid for
"RFP 0708-XX, Loan Pro-
posal".

Gulf County Board of
County Commissioners
Billy E. Traylor, Chairman
Rebecca Norris
Clerk of the Court
Gulf County, Florida
Ad# 2008-107
September 4 & 11


CHILDCARE
Opening available immedi-
ately for your 1 to 3 year
old child. Registered Fam-
ily Childcare Home. Excel-
lent program with experi-
enced teacher. References
available Call Ms. Debbie
At Croft Family Childcare
at 229-7708. Please leave
message if no answer.


Contents of W06 rented by
Mr. Ken Church. This is a
Dodge Cab over Camper,
made by Jayco.

All sales are final, and will
be paid for in cash, and re-
move from property at
time of sale. Sale is sub-
ject to be cancelled in the
event of settlement be-
tween owner and the obli-
gated party.
September 11 & 18, 2008









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




Leather Couch $400,
Wrought Iron/Glass: Sofa
table, End tables, coffee
table, $200. Side chair
$100 Bedroom set/Queen:
Bed frame, head board,
wicker night stands and
book case, side chair,
$400 Double Matress and
box springs, and linens
white wicker head board
and armoire $300. Mexico
Beach: 648-1006








KK: Port St Joe, 514,4th
St, Sat.,09/13, 7 am-noon
Some good stuff, some
junk

KK: Port St. Joe: 224 7th
St. Sat 8-11am. Yard Sale!
Kitchen ware, pictures, fur-
niture, clothes, lamps and
misc.








GUN SHOW
Santa Rosa County
Auditorium, Milton, FL.
Sept. 20 & 21, 2008.
9am 5pm. (850)
957-4952 or 261-8407
Gen. Admission $5.





Prom dresses
size 6, Fuschia, strapless
beaded top ball gown
$150 (cost $400); size 8
Coral two piece, one strap
sequined/beaded top $150
(cost $350)
Formal floor
length dresses
size 7/8 Red v-neck
w/rhinestones $40; size 1/2
Turquoise halter, $30;
Each dress worn only one
time. For appt. call
647-3883 and leave mes-
sage with name and
phone number.



I 3280
Craftsmen 2006, 42" rid-
ing mower 2 bin grass
catcher. Electric start,
24HP, Briggs engine, 31
hrs, $1000. Call 648-1006


STEEL
BUILDINGS
4 Only 25x32, 30x44,
40x62, 45x74,
Must Move Now!
Will Sell for Balance
Owed./Free Delivery!
1-800-211-9593 x26


Dr. Robert King

Dentist
325 Long Ave


227-1812


Business
Development
Southern Resorts Vacation
Rental's is searching for an
outgoing, dynamic, highly
organized person. Re-
sponsibilities include, but
not limited to: Business
Development and Property
management, within Mex-
ico Beach, to Cape Sand
Blast. Salary and bonus,
benefits include health,
dental, simple IRA, 11 an-
nual vacation days, Drug
free and smoke free work
place. Please e-mail or fax
resume to:
business development @5
southernresorts.com
850-229-1375
web ld# 34006619

JOB NOTICE

The Gulf County Board of
County Commissioners is
accepting applications for
fully Certified Corrections
Officers. Starting salary
will be $27,040. These are
fully benefited positions.
Applications and a com-
plete job description are
available in our Human Re-
sources Office (1000 Cecil
G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port
St. Joe, Robert Moore Ad-
min Building, Room 301),
or at
www.gulfcountygovern-
ment.com

Applications will be ac-
cepted until 5:00 p.m., E.T.
on September 12, 2008 at
the Gulf County Human
Resources Office. For
more information, please
contact Human Resources
Director Denise Manuel at
(850) 229-5335.

Gulf County enforces a
Drug-Free Workplace Pol-
icy and is an Equal Oppor-
tunity/ Affirmative Action
Employer.

/s/ Billy Traylor, Chairman

Attest: /s/ Rebecca L. Nor-
ris, Clerk

September 4 & 11, 2008

Ad: #2008-104

JOB NOTICE

The Gulf County Board of
County Commissioners is
accepting applications for
Paramedics. Salary .DOE.
These are fully benefited
positions. Applications
and a complete job de-
scription are available in
our Human Resources Of-
fice (1000 Cecil G. Costin,
Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe,
Robert Moore Admin
Building, Room 301), or at
www.gulfcountygovern-
ment.com

Applications will be ac-
cepted until 5:00 p.m., E.T.
on September 26, 2008 at
the Gulf County Human
Resources Office. For
more information, please
contact Human Resources
Director Denise Manuel at
(850) 229-5335.

Gulf County enforces a
Drug-Free Workplace Pol-
icy and is an Equal Oppor-
tunity/ Affirmative Action
Employer.

/s/ Billy Traylor, Chairman

Attest: /s/ Rebecca L. Nor-
ris, Clerk

Dates: September 4, 11,
18, & 25, 2008

Ad: #2008-105


GROUNDS KEEPER/

MAINTENANCE ASSISTANT


CALL 1-850-227-7451
FOR APPLICATION PROCESS


CENTER MANAGER needed for growing medical
practice in Wewahitchka, FL. Minimum Qualifications
professional leadership experience with strong
interpersonal skills; staff supervision; verbal/written
communication proficiency; budget management
experience; working knowledge of computers &software
applications; 2 years practice management experience or
related college degree with 1 year practice management
experience. Send resume to HRdepartment@nfmc.org
or fax (850) 298-6054.EOE/DFWP/M-F


Bldg Const/Skilled Trade

Carpenters
Warrick Construction and
Development looking for
20 skilled carpenters.
Tools and transportation a
must. Looking for carpen-
ter helpers and laborers to
work in Florida and Missis-
sippi. For information call
Jerry Warren 850-227-6543
or 850-625-7230. Ofice
850-227-1945.
web id#34003194


Logistics/Transportation

Driver Trainees
NEEDED

No CDL? No Problem!

Earn up to $900/wk. Home
weekends with TMC. Com-
pany endorsed CDL Train-
ing 1-866-280-5309





I Medical Health

CNA
$1000 sign-on bonus.
potential. Shift differen-'
Itial pay program. Seek-1
I ing licensed and/or will
train in house. Benefits
package for full time.
I Apply at the Bridge at I
I Bay St Joe or call
1 850-229-8244. Job Fair
Cook-out for CNA re-'
Icruits 9/17/08 at The I
I Bridge at Bay St Joel
,from 11 amto 3 pm.
web ld#34006134
L - - - I

Other

Housekeeper
Needed

We are looking for a re-
sponsible and reliable per-
son to help us keep our
beach home well main-
tained and clean. The
home is on Cape San Bias
and is not a rental prop-
erty. We visit approxi-
mately 15 times per year
and spend 60-75 days
here each year. The job
would include checking
the home once per week,
day and time to check it is
up to you. When we leave
after each visit, we need
the house cleaned and the
clothes and linens washed.
There are also several
other items to be taken
care of if the right person
wishes to make some ex-
tra money handling these
for us. We need the small
grass area mowed, the
pool cleaned and a variety
of periodic chores to main-
tain the property. These
items are not a required
part of the job, but would
allow you to make some
more money and the time
is very flexible. The right
person could make $5-
7,000 per year. If you are a
stay at home mom wanting
to make some money and
are willing to commit to an
arrangement like this,
please send an email ex-
pressing your interest to
GreatJobAtCSB@
bellsouth.net




Security/Protective Srvcs

Security Officers
Security Officers &
Supervisors Port St. Joe
area. Class D License pre-
ferred, Call Scott
850-596-2611




4130

POSTAL & GOVT JOB
INFO FOR SALE?


caution

You NEVER have to pay
for information about
federal or postal jobs. If
you see a job
"guarantee", contact the
FTC.
The Federal Trade
Commission
is America's consumer
protection agency.

www.ftc.gov/jobscams
1-877-FTC-HELP

A public service
message from the FTC
and The News Herald
Classified Advertising
Department


| 41301
Earn up to $500 Weekly
assembling our angel pins
in the comfort of your own
home. No experience re-
quired. Call 813-944-3351
or visit www.angelpin.net
Other

Mystery Shoppers. Earn
up to $100 a day. Under-
cover shoppers needed to
judge retail/ dining estab-
lishments. Exp not re-
quired. Please Call
1-800-308-4616.








BUSINESS & FINANCIAL
5100 Business
Opportunities
5110 Money to Lend




Reliable Home
Typist Needed
Now!
$425/PT-$825/FT. Weekly
Guaranteed.Flexible
Hours, Excellent Payl
Basic Data Entry,
PC Required.
1-800-349-5419

a!.,


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







3040sf Office Space, 309
Williams Ave., Port St. Joe,
$2533 mo., Negotiable for
longer term. Call (850)
522-4485 Ext 1101.

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


America's

Mini

Storage

18501

229-8014

Climate and
Non-Climate
Control Storage
Units
Boat/RV storage
a office space







1 br apt. at SJB $140/WK,
incl. all util. available start-
ing 09/19/08, Call
527-7227



1 or 2 Bedroom apart-
ment for rent; Dogwood
Terrace Apartments. 808
Woodward Ave in PSJ.
Call (850) 227-7800
Charming 1 br garage
apt, overlooks Bay. Walk
to shopping. Port St. Joe,
$500 mo., 1 yr lease. Call
for appt 850-227-7234
Efficiency Rooms. Weekly
or monthly rentals Down-
town PSJ on Reid Ave.
Call Pat @ 850-227-5747


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

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

Stand Alone Office Building
jppro\. 1in llquace feet
ideal for n,i! ll, :l ce need.
1I \\ iliam, Amenue:


Mexico Beach. No
smoking/pets 3 br, 2 ba,
furnished MH w/deck, 1
bik to bch, dishwasher,
fridge, W/D, CH&A. $1,000
mo + util.(803) 604-0289
or (803)-397-4869



I 6130
Apalachicola Condo.
Completely redone with
new tile, new paint & new
carpet. 2 br, 2 ba, shows
great. $850 mo, ref's
checked. Call Quint at
865-693-3232.



.



1, 2, & 3 br
furn & unfurn houses, in
Port St Joe, 850-229-6777
2 br, 1 ba, Highland View,
Bay view, W&D, DW incl,
$500 mo. + dep, (817)
789-3527.



2 br, 1 ba, Located 3
blocks from the beach
Mexico 12 months lease
$800 month (850)
229-6153
3 Bed Only $323/mo!
Stop Rentingl Buy Fore-
closure!(5% dwn 20 years
@ 8.5% APR) For Listings
800-349-0417 Ext. 7293
4 br 2 ba, house at Tim-
berland, $800mno, $500
dep. On 5 acres of
land.,call 850-648-5306
8228 Hwy 98, St Joe
Beach, 2 br 2 ba house
with gulf view, $875mo+
$800dep, 850-647-9214
Charming home for rent in
Port St. Joe. 2 br w/ com-
puter room or nursery, 1
ba, laundry room, Central
air and heat, fenced yard,
no pets, $570/m, $400 sec.
deposit, Call 227-6216



Downtown Port St. Joe
Townhome, Spacious
townhome at The Village
of Port St. Joe-beautiful
and new 3 br, 3 ba, unit in
Port St. Joe.Close prox-
imity to area shopping,
downtown, and St.
Joseph's Bay. Monthly
lease available at $1,000
per month with $1000
security/damage deposit.
Call Gulf Coast Property
Services at (850)-229-2706



Eagle Landing Townhome
New development- beauti-
ful and spacious 2 br, 2
ba, townhome with bonus
upstairs living space and
bathroom located in Jones
Homestead, Eagle Land-
ing subdivision. Close to
shopping, downtown and
St. Joseph's Bay. Monthly
rental $750 per month with
$750 security/damage de-
posit. Call Gulf Coast
'Property Services at (850)
229-2706 for more infor-
mation and tour of the
home.


-A*;-
Juniper Avenue Home
For Rent. Quiet street, pri-
vate home with 3 br, 2 ba,,
fenced in yard and large
shade trees, close to area
schools, downtown Port
St. Joe and St. Joeseph's
Bay. Monthly rental availa-
ble at $850 per month with
$850 security/damage de-
posit. Call Gulf Coast
Property Services at (850)
229-2706

Bay View Home for Rent
9501 CR 30
4BR/3BA,1900SF, 1.75 acres with
garden site, All appliances included, $500
deposit, Small pets OK with additional
deposit, 600 SF workshop/storage shed
$1200 per month-Available
October 1st call 0850-227-9070 or
850-227-5025


House for Rent

3 Bedroom
2Baths
Highland View
(850) 899-0117


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In Port St. Joe

229-6200

814-7400


Large 4 br, 3 Full baths,
plus office. In ground
screened pool, across
from City Park w/ Lake and
Playground. Walk to
school, town and bay
$1,500 per month + dep.
(850)-227-8777



Long Avenue Home
Spacious and private
home, 3 br, 2 ba, large
fenced in yard, front porch,
hardwood floors. 3 blocks
to area shopping, down-
town and St. Joseph's
B a y
Monthly rental available at
$750 per month with $750
security/damage deposit.
Call Gulf Coast Property
Services at (850) 229-2706



Mexico Beach

Adorable, newer 3Br/2Ba
house; fenced, garage. 2
blocks to beach.
$950/month+deposit
850-545-6128 crosbydc
@earthlink.net
Port St. Joe, New 3.5 br, 2
ba, w/d refg. 802 Marvin
Ave. $1450/m Call
404-867-7865



St Joe Beach and Over-
street area. 2 br and 3 br
$600-$1000 mo. Furnished
and unfurnished. 850-
648-4301 or 258-8734



Wewa 1 room efficiency.
$400 mo. plus security de-
posit. No pets please.
850.639.5721
Wewa 3 br, 1 ba rancher
with carport and full base-
ment. $800 mo. plus sec.
dep. 850.639.5721
Wewa area: New 2 br, 1
ba log home, screen
porch, fenced yard. 109
Maddox Dr. (On Jehu Rd
near West Arm Dead
Lakes) $650mo 234-4915
wk 785-7255 hm


61170
2 br, 1 ba, MH on 1/2
acre, chain link back-
yard, front porch, freshly
painted inside and out,
new floor covering, nice
lawn and shrubbery,
quiet country living on
Pleasant Rest Rd, $550
mo + $500 deposit.
Work history and per-
sonal references re-
quired. Available Oct.
1st. 850-643-6812
DBL WD MH. 15th St.,
Mexico Beach. 3 br 2 ba,
unfurn except for stove &
fridge. $700/mo + $700
dep. 648-3659. Available
now.
Mobile Home lot for rent
in Angela Estates, 15th St.
Mexico Beach. $200/mo +
$200/dep. 648-3659 for de-
tails


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7130 Condo/Townhouse
7140 Farms & Ranches
7150 Lots and Acreage
7160 Mobile Homes/Lots
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7180 Investment
Property
7190 Out-of-Town
Real Estate
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Mexico Beach. 3 br, 2 ba,
MH w/deck, 1 blk to bch,
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heated and cooled. House
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stay, completely tiled
throughout, heat pump
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occur, attic space. Recrea-
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and walls, tiled. Outside
shower and deep well. 12
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8100 Antique & Collectibles
8110 Cars
8120 Sports Utility Vehicles
8130 Trucks
8140 Vans
8150 Commercial
8160 Motorcycles
8170 Auto Parts
& Accessories
8210 Boats
8220 Personal Watercraft
8230 Sailboats
8240 Boat & Marine
Supplies
8310 Aircraft/Aviation
8320 ATV/OH Road Vehicles
8330 Campers & Trailers
8340 Motorhomes




1997 Honda Accord Only
$1,200! Buy Police
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800-375-0496 ext A 869







Chevy Z-71 '98 Extended
Cab, Air, CD, Automatic,
power windows and doors,
new transmission, radiator
and fuel pump, new tie rod
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340-0865




For Sale
98 Yamaha Seca II 600,
good cond. Only 6K mi.,
$1995. 348-1062.







Boat For Sale
30' Hunter sail boat. 1983
Excellent condition. Wheel

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30 ft Travel Trailer '06 Ul-
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bunk, full kitchen & ba., 1
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Established 1938 0 Serving Gulf County and surrounding areas for 67 years


THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2008 9B






BIO Thursday~ September 11,2008 The Star, Port St. Joe, FL Established 1937 Serving Gulf County and surrounding areas for 70 years


Living Waters Exhibit Opening
Local organizations have joined forces to bring an
important art exhibit, documentary, and artists to
Chipola College. Living Waters: Aquatic Preserves
Of Florida exhibit will be opening September 11, 6-
9 p.m. Chipola College Arts Center, Marianna. The
Artists Guild of Northwest Florida, Inc. and the
Fine and Performing Arts Department of Chipola
College invite the public to this special one-night only
event. Through artists' presentations, photographs,
and film, take a magical journey into the living
waters of Florida's aquatic preserves. The one-hour
documentary will be shown as part of an exhibit of 29
framed Clyde Butcher photographs of Florida Aquatic
Preserves. The documentary produced and directed
by the Live Oak Production Group's Elam Stolzfus will
be introduced by Stoltzfus, and original music in the
documentary by Sammy Tedderwill be discussed and
demonstrated by Florida musician Tedder. The DVD
is hosted by Clyde Butcher. The public is invited to
this free evening of art, film, music, light refreshments,
and artists.
The exhibit will be showing September 8-October
10, Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. 3 p.m. School and Civic
group visits encouraged to attend.

Cape San Bias Open House & Reunion
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 on Sept. 20, from 10
a.m. to 4 p.m. (ET) at the lighthouse.
This would include any members of any of the
families that lived and worked at the lighthouse, and
especially any Coast Guard servicemen that may still
live in or around our area and would like to come
back home.
Sept 20 is the official "Florida Lighthouse Day,"
and we are planning to open the lighthouse tower for
the very first time since it was closed. We will also be
raising our new flag on its new flagpole.
We also welcome all those interested 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@yahoo.com.


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Book Signing
News Herald columnist and author Marlene Womack
will be signing copies of her new book, Moonshine
Mayhem, at the Port St. Joe Library on Saturday
afternoon, Sept. 13, from 1 p.m. 4 p.m., in the
meeting room.
In this book, you'll step back in time to another period
and a lost way of life. Womack brings the moonshine
whiskey business alive again after its demise several
decades ago. Read about the manufacture of illegal
liquor, the trials and tribulations of the moonshiners
and the agents trying to apprehend them. Several
incidents and raids occurred right here in and around
Gulf and Franklin counties.
The book also includes information on Temperance
and the women's movement, patent medicines,
rumrunners, Blind Tigers, recipes, NASCAR, a
murder at the Cape San Blas Lighthouse, and the
remembrances of several individuals. The moonshine
era is one of the most defining chapters of what we
consider our society today.
Come and meet Marlene and get her to sign a book.
For more information call Beverly Mount-Douds at
(850) 229-1094 or email bmdouds2002@yahoo.com.

Marine Predators, Prey and People
On Thursday, Sept. 11, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Florida
State University Coastal and Marine Laboratory, the
public is invited to "Marine Predators, Prey and People"
a free lecture by Christopher Stallings, Ph.D., one of
the lab's experts in population biology and community
ecology. Refreshments will be served at the conclusion
of the presentation. The Sept. 11 event is the next
in a series of free lectures held at the FSU Coastal
and Marine Laboratory located at the intersection
of highways 98 and 319 in Franklin County, halfway
between Carrabelle and Panacea.

Octopus's Garden:
The Art of Heather Clements
The multi-talented artist and operator of The Gallery
Above in downtown Panama City, Heather Clements
will bring her new art exhibit to The Tupelo Theatre
beginning Saturday, September 13th with a opening


and


See


reception at 7:00 p.m. (CDT).
Octopus's Garden: The Art of Heather Clements will
feature the artist's work from the past several years, as
well as feature her brand new Octopus series, which
inspired the title of the show.

23rd Annual Coastal Cleanup
The world's largest single-day volunteer effort to
help protect the ocean and its wildlife will take place
on Saturday, Sept. 20 from 8:00 a.m. until 10 a.m.,
Mexico Beach, Sunset Park (at 19th Street next to
the El Governor Motel). Each year nearly a half a
million volunteers around the world spend a few
hours removing trash and debris, from beaches, lakes,
rivers and other waterways All willing volunteers are
encouraged to join. Cleanup supplies, water and
snacks will be provided.
Last year, Mexico Beach's 31 volunteers collected
about 720 pounds of marine debris from our 3.1 miles
of beach and dunes.
"The International Coastal Cleanup is a great
opportunity for our community to get together and
do something positive and needed for our small but
beautiful coastline and at the same time be part of a
world-wide cleanup effort," said Jane Mathis, Zone
Coordinator for Mexico Beach. "We must all remember
that if we drop trash on the beach or into a waterway,
or even miles inland, it will all end up in the ocean.
We all have a responsibility to properly dispose of our
trash for a healthy ocean."
Marine debris is not just an eyesore, it is dangerous.
Wildlife can ingest and get entangled in trash, such as
plastic bags and discarded fishing nets. For instance,
a sea turtle can mistake a floating plastic sandwich
bag for a jellyfish, its favorite food. If the turtle eats
the bag, it will feel full and stop eating, leading to
starvation. Or the bag will block its digestive track,
resulting in death.
To register, and find additional information about
the Cleanup, graphics, pictures and more, please visit:
www.oceanconservancy.org/icc
Reports, images and graphics are available at www.
OceanConservancy.org/ICCmedia.




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GULF COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

SECOND PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE

The Gulf County Board of County Commissioners is applying to the Florida Department of CommunityAffairs (DCA) for a grant under
the Economic Development category in the amount of $750,000.00 under the 2008 Cycle Small Cities Community Development
Block Grant (CDBG) Program. For each activity that is proposed, at least 51% of the jobs created will be made available to low-
to-moderate (LMI) persons. The activities, dollar amounts and estimated percentage benefit to low-to-moderate income persons
for which Gulf County is applying are:

Elements: CDBG Budget Non-CDBG LMI%
(Approx) (Approx) (Approx)
Roadway Construction and Drainage $ 260,000.00 $ 340,000.00 51+%
Electrical Service $ 45,000.00 $ 55,000.00 51+%
Water Lines $ 85,000.00 $115,000.00 51+%
Sewer Lines $ 215,000.00 $ 285,000.00 51+%
Natural Gas $ 85,000.00 $ 115,000.00 51+%
Administration $ 60,000.00 N/A N/A
TOTAL BUDGET $ 750,000.00 $ 910,000.00

These grant funds will extend a roadway and other infrastructure facilities from County Road 382 (near the intersection of S.R.
71) to a parcel of land on the Gulf County Canal (Parcel I.D. #02975-000), belonging to Gulf County Canal Properties, LLC, for
development of Marina Landings.

The County has adopted an Anti-Displacement and Relocation Plan,; however, no displacement of persons is anticipated. If
relocation assistance is required as a result of the project, the County 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 County Commissioners'
Meeting Room at the Robert M. Moore Administration Building, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida on Tuesday,
September 16, 2008 at 4:30 p.m., E.T. A draft copy of the application will be available for review at that time. A final copy of the
application will be made available at the Gulf County Grant Writer's Office at the Robert M. Moore Administration Building (Room
309), 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida on Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.,
E.T. no more than 5 days after September 19, 2008. The application will be submitted to DCA on or before September 26, 2008.
To obtain additional information concerning the application and the public hearing, contact Gulf County Grant Writer/ Coordinator
Towan Kopinsky at (850) 229-6144.

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 Deputy Administrator Lynn Lanier, at (850) 229-6111, at least 5
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 Deputy Administrator Lynn Lanier, at (850) 229-6111, at least 5 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)
229-6111. Any handicapped person requiring special accommodation at this meeting should contact Deputy Administrator Lynn
Lanier, at (850) 229-6111, at least 5 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 Gulf County 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.
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