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Place of Publication: Port St. Joe, Fla
Publication Date: September 18, 2008
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Lighthouse Tower Reopens; Reunion Planned


By Despina Williams
Star Staff Writer

To commemorate Florida
Lighthouse Day, the St. Joseph
Historical Society has planned
an open house/homecoming
celebration at the Cape San Blas
Lighthouse this Saturday.
The event will take place from
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (ET) at the
lighthouse, with a flag raising
ceremony at 2 p.m.
The families of past lighthouse
keepers and Coast Guardsmen
stationed at the lighthouse are
invited to attend the homecoming
celebration.
Historical Society member
Beverly Mount-Douds reports that
two servicemen and the families
of two lighthouse keepers plan to


attend the event.
Mount-Douds penned the
2004 book, Lighthouse Keepers,
which profiles lighthouse families
who lived and worked at Cape
San Blas, St. George Island and
Beacon Hill.
A scrapbook featuring Mount-
Doud's collection of Coast Guard
memories and copies of her book
will be on display in the Sleeping
Beauty (keeper's quarters) Gift
Shop.
After being closed for over a
decade, the lighthouse tower will
be open to visitors on Saturday.
Danny Raffield will be leading
tours.
Those who are afraid of heights
can viewpictures ofthe lighthouse's
interior, which will be on display
at the lighthouse grounds.


Glynis Holcombe, a local artist
whose paintings featured in the
Sleeping Beauty Gift Shop, will
be painting lighthouse scenes
throughout the day.
Using inmate work crews, the
county installed new porch railing
at the keeper's quarters last
week.
Windy weather caused by
Hurricane Ike stalledtheremainder
of the exterior improvements,
which include a new flagpole and
concrete sidewalks.
Mount-Douds anticipates all
work being finished in time for the
event.
"The hurricanes are gone and
out of our way, and if we don't get
rain this week, we've got time,"
she said. "I'm keeping my fingers
crossed."


Driving
Directions
* Just south of Port
St. Joe, Hwy. 30A
makes a sharp 90
degree turn.
* At this turn, go
west onto Hwy. 30E
(Cape San Bias
Road).
* Test Area D-3 is
2.7 miles ahead on
the right.
* Past D-3, a narrow
side road appears on
the left.
* Take Ine left onto
Cape San Bias
Lighthouse Road.


Bulking up the Port


Photo by Tim Croft/The Star
Work was well underway last week on the new port bulkhead to be constructed along the canal as this photo from the George Tapper
Bridge shows. The Port Authority hopes to be finished with the bulkhead and dredge work around the bulkhead by the end of the year, putting
the port in a position to begin receiving ships.


Voter Drive


Ramps Up


By Tim Croft
Star News Editor

In this all important year at the ballot
box, Supervisor of Elections Linda
Griffin is keeping the full-court press
on educating the voting public.
Griffin's office will hold two voter
registration drives in the coming weeks
to provide an opportunity for those
not already on the rolls to get on there
before the general election arrives on
Nov. 4.
The first event will be in front of
the Piggly Wiggly in Port St. Joe on
Saturday, Sept. 27, from 9 a.m. until
noon ET.
This will provide people .an
opportunity to register to vote,
change parties or update their voter
information, such as address changes
--and the like.
The second event in this Get Out
the Vote effort will be held in front of
the Piggly Wiggly on Wednesday, Oct. 1
from 1-4 p.m. ET.
These two voter registration events
are just a sampling of the effort Griffin's
office puts into engaging voters every
election cycle.
Staff members from her office have
already been to each of the county's
high schools to sign up those seniors
who will be of voting age on Nov. 4.
In addition, last week, a voter
registration drive was held in front of
the IGA store in Wewahitchka for voters
on the north end of the county.
Voters should be mindful that the
books for the General Election close on
Oct. 6, so changes in party and other
critical voter information, including
registering to vote, can not by law be
accommodated after that date.
People with questions or concerns
about their voter registration are
encouraged to contact Griffin's office
at 229-6117. Please do not wait until
Election Day.
Dates for early voting as well as
information about requesting absentee
ballots will be printed at a later date.


School Board Approves Final Budget


By Tim Croft
Star News Editor

With nary a whisper from the public and
little debate among themselves, school
board members put their stamp on the
final 2008-09 budget last week.
Board members approved a budget
that will bring in nearly $400,000 less in
property taxes than last year as the millage
rate will also drop by 0.006 of a mill.
The millage rate for public schools fell to
4.876 from 4.884. A mill represents $1 for
every $1,000 in taxable property value.
Due to a slumping real estate market,
the value of the mill for purposes of school
taxes in Gulf County fell from $2.57 billion
to $2.5 billion.


The budget passed last Thursday is
largely a product of state lawmakers, who
determine most of the numbers prior to
the end of their spring regular legislative
session.
School millage rates are broken into
four components, three of which are set in
Tallahassee.
The required local millage, which the
district must raise to receive state funds,
fell this year to 3.697 from 3.893 last
year.
However, local taxpayers continue to foot
nearly 90 percent of public school funding,
the district deemed to be a "property rich"
county under Florida Department of
Education guidelines.
Two discretionary funding components


are also set by state legislators.
Each district is mandated to levy 0.498
- down from the previous 0.510 of last
year for discretionary funding, while
supplemental discretionary funding,
0.081, the same as last year, is based on
student enrollment.
Discretionary funding largely pays for
operational expenses, particularly salary
and benefits for personnel.
In the one area where the district had
some sway, school board members raised
the Local Capital millage rate from 0.400 to
0.600, a jump equal to about $472,000.
School board chairwoman Linda Wood
said the board members had several
healthy debates regarding capital needs in
the district that had to be weighed against


taxpayer relief to come up with the final
figure.
Each district is allowed to tax up to 2
mills for capital outlay which goes for
bricks and mortar improvements to school
sites but Gulf District Schools have not
levied even half that this decade.
School board members received a
lengthy "wish" list of capital needs from
all six schools and whittled it considerably
over the summer.
For example, Port St. Joe Middle School
does not have an individual request under
the current budget.
At Port St. Joe Elementary School, the
major projects remodeling the old Pre-K

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Sidewalks in Mexico Beach Becoming Controversial Path


By Marie Logan
Star Staff Writer

Sidewalks along U.S.
98 in Mexico Beach are
the latest hot topic in
city council meetings.
While the issue of
sidewalks has been
bandied about in the
city for several years, as
the subject slowly moves
toward a more possible
likelihood citizens and
city council members
are exchanging more
pointed comments, as
demonstrated in the
July and August city
council meetings.
The sidewalk issue
was not discussed in
the Sept. 9 city council
meeting.
At the Aug. 12 city
council meeting, eight
members of the recently
formed "No Sidewalk
Here" group expressed
their feelings about
sidewalks along the
easternmost mile of
U.S. 98 inside the city
limits.
The group of residents


who live on the east
side of Mexico Beach
said they do not want
sidewalks installed
along the dedicated
beach area, which runs
from Seventh Street to
C.R. 386.
One of the main tripping
points, according to
several members of the
group who addressed
the council, appeared
to be the lack of
communication between
city officials and the
general public.
Mexico Beach Mayor
Al Cathey and other
city council members
expressed puzzlement
over citizen opposition
to sidewalks in town.
City Council member
Robert Ginsberg said
he was "stunned" by the
opposition because the
topic had been under
periodic discussion for
two years.
Several "No Sidewalk
Here" members
addressed the council,
asking about an
upcoming Bay County


Transportation Planning
Organization (TPO)
meeting agenda.
That agenda
listed Mexico Beach
sidewalks on it, and
the "No Sidewalk Here"
members told the
council that they were
receiving confusing and
conflicting information
from the city about
the city's stance on the
sidewalk issue.
Sidewalks in Mexico
Beach and possible
funding avenues had
also been discussed
periodically in the
past 24 months in TPO
meetings.
Accordingto Ginsberg,
in an interview with
The Star on Sept. 15,
after the Aug. 12 city
council meeting he had
requested the item be
removed from the Sept.
24 TPO agenda.
Ginsberg is the Mexico
Beach representative to
the TPO.
In that same interview,
Ginsberg admitted
that, while he brought


WHAT: Public workshop
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Mexico Beach
WHEN: Tuesday, Sept.
23, 4 p.m. Central
WHERE: Mexico Beach
town hall

all the information
from TPO meetings
back to Mexico Beach
city council members,
the information was
not distributed to
Mexico Beach residents
through any established
distribution method.
He said he could see
that the public might
not be fully informed by
this arrangement and
that it probably needed
to be changed.
While all documents
and agendas of TPO
meetings are public
record, Mexico Beach
residents would have
to either attend the
TPO meetings, request
tapes and transcripts
from each meeting, or
request the information
from Mexico Beach city


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public meetings typically
held at 3:30 p.m. CT on
the fourth Wednesday
of every month in the
Bay County commission
chambers on the second
floor of the Panama City
City Hall.
The Mexico Beach city
council has scheduled
a public workshop on
sidewalks for Tuesday,
Sept. 23 at 4 p.m. CT in
the town hall.
Accordingto comments
from Chris Forehand of
Preble Rish, the-city's
engineering firm of
record, during the Sept.
9 meeting, Forehand will
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23 workshop showing
the locations of the
proposed sidewalks.
Cathey encouraged the
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By Marie Logan
Star Staff Writer

The Port Authority
of Port St. Joe sought
support from city officials
during the regular
commission meeting on
Sept. 16.
Warren Yeager,
chairman of the board
of the Port Authority,
addressed commissioners
and gave them the same
basic information he had
reported last week to the
Gulf County Board of
County Commissioners.
Yeager reported that
The St. Joe Company had
refused to allow the Port
Authority and a potential
port customer to use the
company's bulkhead at
the former paper mill site
on a temporary basis.
According to Yeager,
the potential port
customer would bring
at least 20 jobs into the


county.
Yeager asked
commissioners for help in
changing St. Joe officials'
minds about the deal.
Hesaidhehadmadean
appointment, as directed
last week by the county
commission, to meet with
St. Joe officials at the
company headquarters in
Jacksonville on Sept. 24.
Along with the Port
Authority board, Yeager
asked city, county and
Gulf County Economic
Development Council
representatives to join in
the meeting.
The city commission
was unanimous in its
support of the Port
Authority.
"That's what we
wanted to hear, that we had
a strong backing [from the
city]," Yeager said. "Don't
get us wrong we believe
in private property rights,
but we believe a corporate


giant, as St. Joe is, has a
corporate responsibility
to the community."
In other business
conducted at the meeting:
The board held
the first reading for the
adoption of the Port St.
Joe land development
code.
Copies of the
resolution and the plan
are available to the public
at the front desk of city
hall.
The proposed code
covers an enormous range
of usages for future city
development, including
things like signage and
how the city will review
development plans.
The final of two city
public budget hearings
will be held at 5:01
p.m. ET Sept. 23 in the
commission chambers.
Immediately
following the hearing
will be a workshop on


a Code Enforcement
beautification event
scheduled for Sept. 27.
At the meeting city
officials will present a
detailed schedule on how
the city-widebeautification
plan will work.
City manager Charlie
Weston presented the
board with an updated
capital improvements
plan for the next five
years.
According to Michael
Hammond, ofPreble Rish,
the city's engineering firm
of record, it was the "most
up-to-date plan the city's
ever had."
The capital
improvements plan is
supposed to be revised
annually as part of the
requirement of the city
comprehensive plan.
Weston told the board
that the plan, containing
approximately 40 items,
should be a "road map


for the city over the next
five years. It should be
the basis for all the city's
planning, all its financial
decisions," he said.
He added that a
"visionary group" was
being established to


help the city with the
planning.
Commissioner John
Reeves requested, that
long-time and life-long
residents of Port St. Joe
hold the majority of seats
in the visionary group.


County Holds


Budget Hearing

The Gulf County Board of County Commissioners
held its first of two public budget hearings Sept. 16 to
tentatively adopt the 2008-09 millage rate and county
budget.
Resolutions passed unanimously setting the
county-wide millage rate at 4.8949 (a mill equals $1
for every $1,000 of taxable property value) and the all-
inclusive county budget at $43,260,168.
The general fund (ad valorem) portion of the
overall budget was set at $12,611,407.
The second of the two public budget hearings for
the county will be held at 5:01 p.m. ET on Sept. 29 in
the county commission room.


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


STATE OF FLORIDA
VS.
AMOS PITTMAN,
s Defendant.


CASE NO.: 08i0063CF
1) Principal to Sale of Controlled
Substance


NOLLE PRQSEQUI

.THE STATE OF FLORIDA, by and through the undersigned Assistant State Attorney,
hereby announces a Nolle Prosequi in the above case for the following reasonss:

The State does not have sufficient evidence for a reasonable jury to find the
defendant guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. The video does not
conclusively identify the defendant.
THEREFORE, the State Attorney's Office announces a NOLLE PROSEQUI in this
case.
This day of September, 2008.

STATE OF FLORIDA


Brian L. Hill, L BAR #0474053
Assistant State Attorney
PO BOX 922
Port St. Joe, FL 32457-0922
(850) 229-6131
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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
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Mill Stone


Last week's decision by The St. Joe
Company to deny temporary use of the mill
site bulkhead to the Port Authority of Port
St. Joe seemed almost predictable.
Ever since stakeholders, including the city
and county, undertook a visioning process
four or so years ago, representatives of The
St. Joe Company always have seemed tepid
about how much they were willing to dip
their toes in the water for reviving the port.
That the visioning process consumed
several years was a testament that words
and action were distinctly disconnected
when it came to the port.
That the result was an agreement to sell
certain parcels to the Port Authority, without
what one would call a much of a break in
price, was another exhibit that St. Joe was
not entirely onboard.
This has always been mystifying, as
mysterious as the reasoning that St. Joe
didn't want to do business with the customer
the Port Authority had lined up because the
lease would have been between the Port
Authority and St. Joe.
The port at Port St. Joe is one of just
14 deepwater ports in Florida and, as
Port Authority board member Allen Cox
mentioned during a meeting of county
commissioners last week, the only such
port in the Southeast that remained
undeveloped.
A viable port facility, as demonstrated just
30 miles away in Panama City, can lure high-
paying, high-skilled jobs and also provide
an economic ripple for the entire region.
Port and elected officials already have
heard from state transportation reps that a
viable port would be a huge step in providing
the kind of infrastructure for instance a
four-lane Highway 71 that can make the
county an intermodal hub.
The state has provided grant funds toward
putting the port in the state's strategic
transportation system, a platform from
which considerable economic development
could occur.
So the case in support of transforming
the port from what it is now in to a
transportation and economic hub seems
clearer than freshly cleaned glass.
. Bolstering the .case are the customers,
port officials believe are ready partners in
being part of that transformation.
The customer at the center of the latest
schism between St. Joe and the Port
Authority is, according to port officials,
willing to do most anything, even to the
point of establishing a kind of floating dock
in the middle of the shipping channel, to
make things work,in Gulf County.
But after time consumed with what was
called "due diligence," St. Joe Company
officials in Jacksonville determined that the
cut of this unnamed customer's jib wasn't
quite up to the company's standards.
This returns the fundamental question


to how much of a partner does the county
actually have in The St. Joe Company?
Yes, there have been positive developments
fostered by the company.
A Sacred Heart Hospital might be taking
longer than most would like to become
reality, but St. Joe has provided land and
dollars to make it reality.
Land swaps and economic contributions
have been beneficial for parks, infrastructure
and other aspects of quality of life for the
county's residents.
But there also have been economic
development possibilities that disappeared
because of the company's mixed messages or
negative response to several proposals from
businesses wishing to be in the county.
Yet, this is about more than giveaways
or tussles or extending a hand for land or
dollars. This is about a shared vision, a
shared idea about what the future holds for
a county struggling economically.
The St. Joe Company has been buffeted
by the economic landscape as the real
estate market cooled and the stock market
comes to resemble a roller coaster without
brakes.
But so has the county been buffeted by
similar forces.
And that argues for at least temporary
use of the mill site bulkhead since grand
plans for the mill site and a Port St. Joe
town center where the St. Joe Building sits
appear to have been relegated to the back
burner.
It is hard to argue against temporary use
of the bulkhead when the company seems to
have put the brakes on developing the site
anyway.
Seems is an operative word, because the
St. Joe Company, as a company has every
right to do, has often declined to share its
plans and vision for a county in which it
owns roughly half the land.
And therein is the rub.
Top St. Joe officials long have talked about
the unique connection between the company
and this community, this county. They have
touted their willingness to be partners in
moving the county ahead economically.
But the company has insisted over and
over on having it both ways.
A true partnership means communication,
means putting all the cards on the table,
which has proved anathema to the company
far longer than anyone can remember, and
it most of all it means. being an ally when
times are tough.
The chairman of the Board of County
Commissioners, Billy Traylor, revealed
much last week when he said, "It's time we
quit giving in to everything St. Joe wants. It's
time we quit letting them run over us ..."
Because a true partnership means nobody
wins unless everybody wins.
And there are no winners, only losers, in
St. Joe's decision on the mill site bulkhead.


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Say one thing about Wewahitchka
football Coach Todd Lanter he's
not the conservative sort.
After his team had overcome
what was once a 35-13 deficit to tie
South Walton in the final seconds
of last Friday's
season opener,
Lanter jumped
on the chance
to win the game
outright in
overtime.
After the
Seahawks
scored first
in the Kansas
tiebreaker to
Tim Oft take a seven-
Tin Croft point lead,
Star News Lanter guided
Editor his team to a
touchdown and
appeared to give short shrift to going
for the tying extra point.
Instead, he put the ball in the
hands of quarterback Cody Wade,
who just missed being able to
connect on a two-point conversion
pass that proved the difference
between victory and defeat.
The result was agonizing, to be
sure, but it said something about
Lanter and his charges: They aren't
going to give up.
Maybe it's a school thing, or
a county thing, but the halftime
festivities underscored the mindset
that exists in Gulf County when it
comes to athletics.
During halftime, members
of the Lady' Gator softball team
were awarded their second state
championship rings, a match for
the rings the team secured the
year before after years of coming
close but failing to light the cigar in
Sarasota.
That team tried and tried again
and finally succeeded.
And standing on the sideline on
Friday night, witching the Gator
football team, appearing beaten
late in the second quarter, come all
the way back to knot the game in
stunning fashion provided another
example of a ain't-going. without-a-
fight mindset that seems hard-wired
in local athletes.
This was an exciting game;
maybe a marathon was more like it
after more than three hours of play.
A game in which both teams went
over 300 yards in total offense and
during which momentum was as
elusive as running water.
The only thing missing was
packed bleachers.
In this space, there has been


much written about the assistance
needed from the coaches and
athletic communities in getting
scores into the paper, but this
is about something more, about
supporting scholastic athletics.
The reality is this county is
blessed with many dedicated young
men and women who sacrifice
much, who expend much sweat and
energy, competing on the fields, the
hardwoods and the tracks of this
county.
Sure, there are a passel of
standouts, athletes with last names
of Rich, Minger, Parker, Wade,
Knowles, Pryor, Smith, Quinn and
on and on.
There are also those whose
names are not as familiar, whose
achievements are not cheered as
loudly or as consistently, but who
nonetheless put forth the effort to
represent their schools.
There is a pride there, whether
in Port St. Joe or Wewahitchka, a
desire to wear the red-and-white
or purple-and-gold and do so with
sportsmanship and excellence.
And it is also worth noting, as
it has been again and again in this
space, that athletics is one of the
last bastions of real discipline in
high school.
Want to see kids who adhere to
rules, have learned to work together
toward a common goal? It was all
there on the sidelines on Friday
night, just as it is every Friday
night.
As it also is on Tuesday or
Thursday or most any night of
the week in which high school
or middle school athletes are
competing.
What these young men and
women need is the support of their
communities, a showing of bodies
and applause that tells them, hey,
the community is behind you,
respects you.
The price is always right, a
sawbuck or less, and the effort
is always worthy of pride these
athletes are from our community.
Come on out, give a shout out
and support the -schools' athletic
budgets, which rely heavily on the
public.
There is a football game in the
county just about every Friday.
There is volleyball and junior
varsity and middle school football,
and soon they give way to soccer, to
basketball to baseball and softball,
just to hit the high points.
If it is the wide world of sports the
fan is looking for, it is right here in
Gulf County.


I Stand Amazed


Everybody in north Georgia must
be going to Heaven. I have never seen
so many churches! They've got one on
every hilltop, grassy knoll and bend in
the road. rm not sure what they know
that the rest of us haven't figured out
yet Maybe recent world events have
got them thinking Armageddon. Maybe
they've read Leviticus. Or maybe they
just like to walk to the worship place.
Let me say right up front that rm not
a member of an organized evangelical
religious group rm a Baptist.
And my attention was drawn to this
multitude of cathedrals because the
lion's share of them seemed to be of the
same persuasion.
On one particular picturesque bend
in the road sat the Return Baptist
Church. I mulled that one over for
several miles. "Return" from what?
Was the ex-pastor who had taken a job
over in Mt Pilot coming back? Was it
in some way a reference of our Lord's
impending appearance? Had the entire
congregation "gone astray" but had now
wound itself back to the "straight and
narrow'? Were they returning to their
personal "Bethel," were they expecting
an interest on their investment or was
the guy who donated the land for


the original building named Artimus
H. Return? The possibilities were
endless.
And before I could exhaust a
fraction of them, we came upon the
Cross Roads Baptist Church. This one
might have been almost normal except
it was not built anywhere close to
where two streets bisected. Who was
at a cross roads? Was the pastor trying
to decide if he needed to stay ... or
take the opening at Mt Pilot? Was the
church at the decision point over open
-communion? Was it plastic or paper
in the kitchen supplies? Could they be
entertaining thoughts of deaconesses?
Had someone in the church voted
Republican? Did they have women in
the church with paint on their faces?
Or possibly, if you were at a cross
roads in your life, they had an opening
for you.
We didn't go far until we passed
the Double Springs Baptist Church.
Man, you could baptize 'em there in
stereo We saw the Camp Creek Baptist
Church. The River Road Mission
Church. The Shoal Creek Church. The
Chattahoochee Baptist Church. And
my son was working at the Hazel Creek
Baptist Church. Every body of water


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had its own worship place! I'm not
sure of the theological implication of all
the water, but then I remembered that
the Sea of Galilee once played -a vital
role in the Gospel story. And maybe
a lot of these north Georgia folks are
fishermen.
The Faith Tabernacle Full Gospel
Church didn't appeartobe antagonistic.
But I couldn't help but wonder if the
title inferred that some churches
might teach just part of the gospel. Do
some versions leave out the Sermon
on the Mount? Are Samson and the
Philistines too gruesome for some?


Was Paul too direct for our "politically
correct' society? Would Zacchaeus be
offensive to short people? You know,
this Full Gospel Church might have a
point! Now, we've got to figure out what
part of the gospel might be left out of
the church we're attending. This could
cause an uproar in the amen corner!
Or it could encourage church goers
to look a little closer at their church
creed. They might go to studying the
Word. And just maybe, they will turn
over to Leviticus!
We passed the Set Free Baptist
Church. And the obvious question
came to mind. I was hoping they were
referring to the shackles of sin and not
from some human barriers placed on
them. Ive always been a little leery of
the term "free" in a church moniker.
The Free Will Primitive Baptist Church
back home would every once in a while
break out those giant rattlesnakes and
pass them around to test your faith.
Leon called it the "Get Back" church.
I experienced one time first hand (no
pun intended) what he meant!
The New Hope Baptist Church could
be theologically complicated. Was the
old hope no good? What about all the
folks who went before us who might


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have been stuck with that old hope?
Does anyone have the power to change
the h6pe? Has there been some recent
prophesy that I missed? Or maybe life
can get so twisted at times some folks
out there are looking for a fresh start.
This church could be on to something.
We saw the Enon Baptist Church.
We speculated if Enon might not have
been Enoch's brother. Or maybe it
was, a little village east of Eden. We
pondered for a mile or two on the
Upper Room Only Assembly. Wouldn't
that get a little crowded? The Mt. View
Church was on a slight- rise you
would have to use a lot of faith to call
it a mountain! The Fountain Church
could have more than one meaning
The Torch Worship Center was a fitting
name. As was the Solid Rock Baptist
Church; and the Macedonia, Power of
Praise and Antioch churches,
We passed the Unity Baptist Church.
Now, I don't want to cast any aspersions
here. But If there had been a little
more unity, there might not have been
a church every 500 feet Or maybe,
the prevailing church thought in north
Georgia is if you don't find what you
are looking for here, ride on over
to the next hill. Hard to argue that
philosophy!
I grew up in the First Baptist Church
in a small town in West Tennessee. It
seemed like a perfectly normal name
for a southern Baptist place of worship.
We weren't on a hill or near a creek.
But Brother Hatcher could preach hot
hell or the unrelenting love and grace of
an almighty God with equal aplomb. I
thought all was right with the universe.
Until one day some guy from Dahlonega
came through and pointed out that we
didn't have a Second Baptist Church.

Respectfully,
Kes


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More Than a


Hometown Writer


Dear Editor:
As I write this note, I am
nearing the midway point
of my fourth deployment
with the United States
Army. Since 2003, I have
spent more time away
than at home. When you
are deployed, you work
long hours, and when you
have down time, you try
to find things you enjoy
doing to help make time
pass. One of the things
you see a lot of soldiers
doing is reading, if you
can believe that. Soldiers,
like people in every walk
of life, read for a num-
ber of reasons, but more
than anything over here,
I guess it just helps you
pass the time and escape
the realities of what you
are going through. I expect
it has always been this
way. In reading articles
from wars in other gen-
erations, soldiers have
always had certain people
to turn to that would take
them away from the often
crazy world they are in at
that moment. They might
learn about another place
or time or be reminded of
a place in their past and
reminisce. They might
laugh at a funny anecdote
or picture, or get moved
emotionally by another's
perspective on a subject.
Guys by the name of
Ernie Pyle and Bill Mauldin
come to mind during the
World War II era. Adrian
Cronauer, though not a
writer, was a radio person-
ality who entertained the
troops during the Vietnam
conflict with great effec-
tiveness. Soldiers from
around the globe could
count on their favorites to
not only entertain them,
but to tell their stories
and to relate with them
on many levels. It was a
connection to home.
Two syndicated col-
umnist we have read and
discussed over here for
some time are Dave Barry,
who writes a column for
the Miami Herald, and
the late Louis Grizzard,
who wrote for the Atlanta
Journal. These two guys
had very unique ways of
writing that would take a
reader through a variety
of emotions, sometimes
within the same article,
often within a few lines
of one another. It is a gift
to be able to move peo-
ple with words, and the
guys enjoy sitting around
and sharing some of our
favorite articles with one
another while we are des-
perately trying to forget
about being so far away
from home and from our
families.
During one of our dis-
cussions, I told them
about one of my favor-
ite writers who I felt was
better than either Barry
or Grizzard and how he
happened to also be a
personal friend of mine.
I shared that I probably
enjoyed his writings so
much because we share a
common passion for the
greatest game on earth,
because we both have
been coaches, are both
married to terrific ladies
who happen to be teach-
ers and we both abso-
lutely love our town, our
state and our country. His
recollections of his child-
hood make me laugh, his
outlook on life's questions
hit close to home and his
obvious love for our mili-
tary and our country in
general make me swell
with pride.
The funny thing is, I
am sure that everyone
who reads his article each
week feels very similar.
Like I said, that is the
mark of a talented writ-
er. They can take you to
familiar places that you
have never been ... they
can introduce you to peo-
ple who seem like friends
whom you have never met.
It is a gift, and my friend
Kes (Kesley Colbert) has
it. He would never admit
to doing anything special
and would always tell you


just like he told me over
the phone last week, "with
the upbringing I have had
and living in a country as
great as this and being
married to a woman like
I am ... how could you
write anything but great
stuff?" He said, "The only
thing keeping Cathy from
being a perfect 10 is the
fact that she is not rich."
How do you not love a guy
who can explain it like
that?
To prove my point to
the others in the group, I
pulled up the Star online
as I do each week, pulled
up "Hunker Down" and
sent it to each of them.
Needless to say, it got rave
reviews. The next week, I
did the same thing, and
again, it was met with
a huge positive response.
They are now expecting
me to send the article
by a certain time every
week. If I am late, they
are hawking me down for
their weekly fix of HD with
Kes. They are hooked and
are now forwarding it to
friends and family all over
the country. Now it has
become our own little
pastime, and I believe we
have created an interna-
tional phenomenon from
little ole Port St. Joe, Fla.,
to the Middle .of Nowhere,
Kuwait. We all read the
latest edition, then get
together or e-mail back
and forth to talk about the
funniest or most memo-
rable lines.
We have now started
going back through the
archives to quench the
thirst. The craziness, I am
afraid, is far beyond my
control at this point. To
prove the point, the guys
are all putting together a
wish list, and here is what
we have come up with
so far: We all want to be
assigned a number of our
very own; we want to see
the locker room and hear
the story of, each, piece
of memorabilia that is in
there; we want to play
the doorbell; we have to
visit Tennessee to see if
there really is a person
named Graylene, maybe
meet Leon and Yogi and
some of the others; we
might like to take a ride in
the "old truck" and listen
to a little Faron Young.
Maybe we can even take a
run around town with Kes
and Hank, or just hang
out with Cathy and the
boys, or just sit and talk
about the Cardinals or the
Sharks.
You see, it really doesn't
matter which of the sto-
ries you talk about: The
greatness in the writer is
evident because we are
talking about it or think-
ing about it and have
escaped this crazy place
and been at home ... for
at least a little while ...
if only in our minds. We
can never express enough
how much reading these
articles have done for
us. They have made us
laugh out loud, they have
made us remember some
of the great things in our
own childhoods, they
have made us proud of
our heritage as soldiers
and as Americans, they
have made. us thankful
for every great thing in
our lives, like family and
friends and all the bless-
ings that go with it, and
they have also made us
hopeful that the world
will somehow be a better
place for whatever small
part we are playing in
this critical time for our
country.
Kesley, thanks so much
for sharing yourself with
so many. You are touching
people far outside Port St.
Joe and contributing to
the Global War on Terror
in ways you probably
never imagined. Thanks
for sharing the gift.

Respectfully Hunkerin',
CPT Buck Watford
and the soldiers of the
1186th Transportation
Terminal Brigade


Hit and Run in Wewahitchka


Dear Editor:
It was after midnight, and we were
on our way home to Wewahitchka
from Mexico Beach after an evening
of dancing at Toucan's. Having given
up drinking many years ago, we'd
had our usual club sodas and driven
slowly as always, knowing how much
wildlife can wander on to the roads
at night.
Unfortunately, the streets of Wewa
are home to many stray dogs and
cats, since it is favorite dumping place
for pet owners who decide they no
longer want their pets. I love my little
town and so many of the wonderful,
kind people who live here. What I am
not proud of is that some pet owners
here are irresponsible and allow their
dogs and cats to wander the roads,
leaving them vulnerable to many haz-
ards, including getting hit by cars.
Coming into town, we came upon a
devastating sight in the road: a basset
hound and black lab pup lying on the
pavement in front of the weed and
feed store and a young man standing
there with them looking desperate
and helpless. I don't think he was
even 20. The one comfort the dying
basset had was a boy who saw what
happened and cared enough to stay
with him, hoping some kind of help
might arrive. The black lab pup had
already passed on. The boy wore a
cross around his neck, eerily illumi-
nated by the headlights of our car.
"By their fruits ye shall know them."
Dan and I pulled over, got out of the
car and approached the heartbreak-
ing scene. Blood was everywhere.
"This one is still alive," said the
kid, pointing to the basset hound
lying there gasping for breath and
looking terrified. "The puppy is dead.
It was a maroon Chevy pick-up that
ran them over. After hitting the dogs,
the driver slammed on the accelera-


tor and took off."
I sat down on the road next to the
basset and tried to reassure him,
telling him he was going to be OK,
fighting my feelings that he wasn't. He
looked over at his puppy friend lying
a few feet away, and groaning in pain,
struggled to get up, but couldn't. A
young man named Cecil had shown
up and stayed with the dog, wonder-
ing with the rest of us if he'd make
it and what we could do for him. I
asked him to move the lab out of the
basset's sight, which he did immedi-
ately, laying him down among piles of
pine straw in front of what used to be
Bubba's place.
Dan had called the police, and the
officer was on his radio with dispatch,
which tried repeatedly to reach the
Humane Society, to no avail. There
was hay and pine straw scattered
around the basset, which the officer
and I covered his body with, knowing
he was in shock and cold. I thought
of Bubba and his dogs and how he
would have approved.
Cecil drove to Agape to try getting
an emergency number from their
door, while Dan called information
to do the same. Finding that the
blood on the basset belonged not
to him, but the puppy, we all hoped
and prayed there were no devastat-
ing internal injuries, because the dog
kept trying to get up but could not.
Cecil felt him and found broken ribs
on both sides. Just maybe, if we got
him to the vet, they could save him.
I cry over lesser tragedies than
this. Any one of God's creatures,
fallen and hurting, can bring tears for
me. This time I could not cry. As with
.all of us huddled around that dog,
there was too much anger for tears.
Tragic, yes. But accidents happen.
The driver is by no means always at
fault. But what kind of person know-


ingly hits two dogs and slams on the
accelerator, to screech off into the
abysmal night, leaving God's beloved
creatures to die in pain alone?
And then it got sadder still. Cecil
had gone knocking on doors to try
finding the dogs' owners. A woman
ran, screaming and crying hysteri-
cally down the sidewalk to her dog,
calling, "Axel, my baby!" And in the
midst of her mourning, she looked
around for her lab puppy. Amanda
was the girl's name. Her flanc6, Sean,
was running behind her. A sweet
young couple. The dogs had gotten
out of the house, and they'd been
searching for them.
And to those of you who say, "They
were just dogs," you need to know
that to many of us, our pets are part
of our family. That's how it is. There
are many of us out there. And we are
here to stay. So get used to it.
Agape's answering service had
called Dan back and directed us
to an emergency animal hospital in
Panama City. We were all trying to
figure out the best way to lift the dog
into our car for the long trip, fearing
he wouldn't make it. But we were
ready to try. Then Axel died in his
mother's arms. On our way home, I
looked at Dan and said, "That dog
waited for his mother to get there so
he could say goodbye."
"Yup, he did."
To the hit and run coward, know
this: Some of us will be watching.
I pray that your conscience grows
stronger and your heart softer, so that
next time, you don't run away. But if
you kill and run again, someone might
be around, sitting in the driver's seat
of a vehicle you don't see. Know' this
too: Someone is ALWAYS watching,
even if that someone is God.
Sincerely,
Diana L. Fortenberry


FSU Study: Warmer Seas Linked To Strengthening Hurricanes


The theory that global
warming might be contrib-
uting to stronger hurricanes
in the Atlantic over the past
30 years is bolstered by a
new study led by a Florida
State University researcher.
The study was published
in the Sept. 4 edition of the
journal Nature.
Using global satel-
lite data, FSU geography
Professor James B. Elsner,
University of Wisconsin-
Madison Professor James
P Kossin and FSU postdoc-
toral researcher Thomas
H. Jagger found that the
strongest tropical cyclones
are, in fact, getting stronger
and that ocean tempera-
tures play a role in driving
this trend.
"As seas warm, the ocean
has more energy that can
be converted to tropical
cyclone wind," Elsner said.
"Our results do not prove
the heat-engine theory. We
just show that the data are
quite consistent with it."
Kerry Emanuel of the
Massachusetts Institute of
Technology first suggested
the connection between
global warming and increas-
es in tropical cyclone inten-
sity in a 2005 paper.
Emanuel's theory is that
the intake of warm air near
the ocean surface and the
exhaust of colder air above
the cyclone are what drive
a hurricane. Other factors
being equal, the warmer
the ocean, the warmer the
intake of air. This heat-
engine theory of how hur-
ricanes increase their
intensity is well accepted,
but there are many envi-


ronmental factors, such
as wind shear, that might
prevent a hurricane from
strengthening, Elsner said.
To address that problem,
Elsner's team looked at a
subset of hurricanes that
are closest to their maxi-
mum possible intensity
(MPI). Under the heat-engine
theory, every storm will lose
some energy through inef-
ficiency, and that loss will
limit the storm's potential.
The MPI represents the
storm's maximum potential
under ideal environmental
conditions.
"We speculated that you
might not see a trend in
the intensity of typical hur-
ricanes due to environ-
mental factors, but if the
heat-engine theory is cor-
rect, you should see a trend
in the intensity of hurri-
canes at or near their MPI,"
Elsner said. "On average,
the strongest storms are
closest to their MPI."
The researchers created
a data set from satellite
observations of hurri-
cane intensity of all tropi-
cal cyclones around the
globe and looked at the
maximum wind speeds for
each one during a 25-year
period. Tropical cyclones,
which include hurricanes,
typhoons and tropical
storms, occur about 90
times per year worldwide.
The researchers found
that the strongest tropical
cyclones are getting stron-
ger, particularly over the
North Atlantic and Indian
oceans. Wind speeds for the
strongest tropical storms
increased from an average


of 140 mph in 1981 to
156 mph in 2006, while
the ocean temperature,
averaged globally over the
all regions where tropical
cyclones form, increased
from 28.2 degrees Celsius
to 28.5 degrees Celsius
during this period.
"By creating a better,
more consistent historical
data set, we've 'been able to
weed out quality issues that
introduce a lot of uncer-
tainty," Kossin said. "Then,
by looking only at the
strongest tropical cyclones,
where the relationship
between storms and cli-
mate is most pronounced,
we are able to observe the


increasing trends in storm
intensity that both the the-
ory and models say should
be there."
Though Elsner said
the heat-engine theory
might explain how tropi-
cal cyclones intensify given
that everything else is the
same, he noted, "We still
do not have a complete
understanding of why some
cyclones intensify, some-
times quite rapidly, and
others don't."
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buildinginto a tech center,
construction of a new pre-
K building and remodeling
the kindergarten pod will
come from proceeds of the
half-cent sales tax passed
in the previous decade.
New lunchroom chairs
are in store for both high


schools, with Wewahitchka
High School also to receive
funding for gym bleachers
and software upgrades.
Wewahitchka Middle
School has money
earmarked for new outside
double doors, lunchroom
tables and software


upgrades.
County-wide, the
list of capital projects
include security cameras,
improvements to the track
at Port St. Joe High School,
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vehicles, buses and
property insurance.
Each school also receives
$100 per student in Local
Capital Outlay dollars for
minor projects of each
school's choosing.
Health Report
Duringlastweek'smeeting
school board members also
received the annual health
services report from Regina
Washabaugh from the Gulf
County Health Department
and it was an eye-opener.
Last school year there
were 32,432 visits to school
health rooms, or about 180
visits per day based on a
180-day school year. That
number is actually down
from last year, Washabaugh
said, but that statement
came with a caveat.
"One of the reasons is
we are down significantly
because of we have less
medications," Washabaugh
said, notingthe prevalence of
longer-lasting medications
that can be taken at home
prior to coming to school.
"We have much less
medication, but the things
we deal with are much
more complex."
One alarming number


Washabaugh noted to
the board was the rise in
gastrointestinal ailments
report at health rooms
across the district, more
than 4,000 last year.
That, Washabaugh
noted, could be traced
to something ingested by
the child and in turn the
absence of some hygienic
basics.
"That is a number that
should be preventable,"
Was.habaugh said, "with
good hand washing and
hygiene. It's amazing how
many children do not know
how to physically wash
their hands."
The school health
program has put a
particular emphasis on
hand washing in the past
year or so to combat the
potentially deadly MRSA
infection, but Washabaugh
said there was obviously
still work to do.
"The (MRSA) numbers
are way down because we
are way ahead of the game
in hand washing, but we
still need to be wary because
MRSA is something that
can kill you," Washabaugh
said.
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boo-boos to hand-washing,"
Washabaugh said. "If we
can ingrain hand-washing
in the elementary schools
(that is a key)."
By far the most visits to
a health nurse was in the
elementary school. The
Health Department is also
pushing this year to have
children in elementary
school to have dental
sealants.
In addition, school health
nurses saw 502 allergy
cases last year an up-tick
from previous years and
301 asthma cases.
And where they used
to deal with three or four
psychiatric cases each year,
last year school health
nurses had 31 visits for
psychiatric reasons.
Pregnancy and sexually-
transmitted diseases also
continue to be .a chronic
problem despite concerted
education efforts in the
middle and high schools,
Washabaugh said.
"Our health care, I'd put
up against any in Florida,"
Wood said. "The work has
increased exponentially
and the same (number of)
people are still doing the
work."


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Highland View Residents Assured They Will Connect


By Marie Logan
Star Staff Writer

"Something stinks" might
be how Highland View
residents describe their
current sewer problems.
After almost 24 months
of talk, excavation and pipe-
laying, anywhere from 13 to
30 Highland View residents
are still in limbo, with the
neighborhood's new sewer
system.
In a town hall meeting
Sept. 8, Gulf County
Commissioner Bill Williams,
who represents the Highland
View community in his
District 3, assured about 30
residents that they would
be allowed to connect their
homes to the new sewer
system for the original tap
fee of $500.
Under an inter-local
agreement struck in 2005 by
the city of Port St. Joe and the
Gulf County Board of County
Commission, the city would
run sewer lines to Highland
View, among other locations


in the county.
Sewer and/or water lines
were successfully installed
under the agreement for
White City, St. Joe Beach,
Beacon Hill and Overstreet,
but Highland View has been
a problem.
At the meeting last
Thursday, Andrew Rowell,
a representative of Gulf
Asphalt Contractors (GAC),
the company handling the
final phase of the project,
apologized to residents.
He said GAC had "had
some hiccups" and expressed
the company's appreciation
for the residents' patience.
Rowell told the gathering
that since GAC had taken over
the project he expected the
entire Highland View project
to be completed within the
next 60 to 90 days..
At issue, according to
Williams, was the deadline by
which the city said residents
were required to pay their
connection fees, originally
set at $500 and the drastic
increase in connection fees


if that deadline was not met,
and the future monthly sewer
charges and tap fees for
Highland View residents who
did not enroll in the original
project. ,
A number of people tried
to pay their original $500
tap fee within the deadline
but were refused by the city;
others tried to pay but were
unclear about which deadline
applied, therefore missing
what the city claimed was the
final deadline, according to
Williams.
He said the city claimed
13 people were not on their
connect list, but he had dealt
with at least 20 who were left
off the list.
Williams said he was
working with Port St. Joe
director of public works
John Grantland to try to
straighten out the mess.
The upshot of the meeting
was that Williams promised
the Highland View residents
that they would only have to
pay the original $500 to be
connected.


He told the people that the
county board had already
gone to the legislature in
Tallahassee and received
permission to take the
project funds that the county
is holding and pay the
difference for the Highland
View residents who were
being left out.
He said the Florida
DepartmentofEnvironmental
Protection (FDEP) had also
given approval to use the
sewer project funds to pay
the difference.
Williams promised that the
"cost is $500 to those who
tried. The people who chose
not to tie on have to pay the
full price," he said.
Under the inter-local
agreement, the water and
sewer project funds were
paid to the county by the
legislature and the countywas
to portion out the dollars to
Port St. Joe as each phase of
the project was completed.
Two million dollars were
allocated for the Highland
View portion of the project.


Williams told the audience
that county commissioners
had already voted to hold
back distribution of the
$2 million to the city until
everyone in Highland View
who qualified was connected
at the original price.
"We're going to make the
issues clear," Williams said,
'As long as my board holds,
we're in good shape."
One of the problems
seemed to be, according
to Williams, the city and
county's differing definitions
of a "dwelling" on a lot.
Williams said that in the
county a recreational vehicle
(RV) or a trailer in which
someone was living on a lot,
was considered a "dwelling."
"We're going to hold
their money until they do
it correctly," Williams said.
"We've been fighting this
battle for two years. Be
patient. Don't let rumors run
this thing."
A second issue, Williams
said, was that Port St. Joe
was trying to increase the


monthly rates to be charged
to Highland View customers
and to Highland View
residents with vacant lots
who opted to connect in the
future to the system.
As Williams distributed
copies of the inter-local
agreement, he urged the
people to "become veryversed
in this. Port St. Joe can't raise
the rates in Highland View.
"We have a solid legal
argument here. Port St.
Joe can't charge anyone in
Highland View any more than
in Port St. Joe, including the
same price to hook up a
vacant lot in Highland View
as in Port St. Joe.
'The city doesn't care
about Highland View because
they don't get any ad valorem
or revenue from Highland
View," Williams said. 'This
inter-local agreementprotects
Highland View because under
the agreement, Highland
View must be charged the
same rates as the city."


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Panama City City Hall-Commission Chambers .


The agenda will include the following topics:
1. Consideration to Adopt the FY2010-FY2014 Project Priorities
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3. Status of General Planning Consultant (GPC) Selection and Confirmation of Consultant Selection
Committee Members
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Regulation of Freight Railroads
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Partnership (RTP) Requesting an Increase in Transportation Regional Incentive Program (TRIP)
Funding and a Modification of TRIP Fund Distribution
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Citizens' Advisory Committee (CAC) 1:30 p.m.
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to Winn Dixie and WalMart
in Callaway and shopping
all along 23rd Street are
realizing that a portion of
their shopping can be done
more cheaply, quickly and
conveniently at local stores.
From the 1940s through
the 1980s, when the paper
mill was in its heyday,
downtown Reid and U.S. 98
inside the city limits were a
shopping haven.
According to several
lifelong Port St. Joe
residents, people came
from all over Gulf County,
from Calhoun and Liberty
counties, Apalachicola and
even Panama City, to shop
on Reid Avenue.
During those years,
the town sported four
department stores, several
upscale men's and women's
clothing stores, a couple of
jewelry stores, numerous
filling stations and car
dealerships, furniture


stores, restaurants, two
dime stores and a movie
theater,just about everything
for one's shopping pleasure
and necessities.
By the time the mill closed
in 1998, Reid Avenue and
U.S. 98 were sad remnants
of their former selves. People
had, for almost a decade,
been taking their shopping
power into Panama City, to
the Panama City Mall and
23rd Street.
But with gasoline
hovering around $4 a gallon
all summer, local residents
began factoring in the cost
of gas and the time spent
driving to and from Panama
City and comparing prices
of Panama City's stores and
local stores when those
extra costs were added to
the price tags.
In some areas, it is
making a local difference.


Down Home,
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Probably the most
noticeable difference in
local shopping can be seen
at the Piggly Wiggly in Port
St. Joe.
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the Pig currently matches
or beats most everything
offered by Winn Dixie,
WalMart and Publix.
A recent price
comparison of the Pig with
Winn Dixie and WalMart
showed shopping at the
Pig is cheaper in terms of
groceries, gasoline burned
and time spent.
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every week, which create
considerable savings
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ahead and buy during the
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Editor's note: This is
the first of several articles
examining retail shopping
in Mexico Beach and Gulf
County. Using the price of
gasoline as a launching
point, The Star willexamine
retail in the area, shopping
options for residents,
merchants' opinions and
some possibilities for the
future of retail in Mexico
Beach and Gulf County.
The rising price of
gasoline has made almost
every person in America
revise the way he or she
looks at shopping.
In the Mexico Beach-Gulf
County area, it is bringing
home the truth of the phrase
"shop locally."
Residents accustomed to
driving without a thought
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specials.
The items at the Pig that
are anywhere from a few
cents to a dollar more and
there are some are still
cheaper to purchase when
you add in the following
equation:
It is 10 miles from Port
St. Joe's western city limits
to Mexico Beach's eastern
boundary.
Add one to two miles
depending on where in Port
St. Joe you live.
Mexico Beach is three
miles long, so you've traveled
13 to 15 miles when you
leave Mexico Beach for
Panama City.
It is approximately 30
miles (give or take a mile
or two) to Super WalMart
in Callaway, making the
trip approximately 43 to 45
miles one way, or 86 to 90
miles round trip.
In a car that gets 30 miles
to the gallon (which many
do not), that is right at three
gallons of gas.
Remember when gasoline
reached $4.07 a gallon just
two months ago? At that
price, a single trip to the


grocery stores in Panama
City could cost about $12.
For vehicles averaging 20
miles or less per gallon,
that 86- to 90-mile round
trip to WalMart cost $17-
plus when gas was more
than $4 per gallon.
Even purchasing 25 items
at the Pig, each costing 50
cents more than at Winn
Dixie or WalMart (for a total
of $12.50), shoppers still
would break even by not
spending $12 or more on
gas.
And even when gas prices
have slipped slightly, the
difference between Port St.
Joe and Panama prices still
is not enough for people to
ignore the cost of travel.
For example, gas in Port
St. Joe and Mexico Beach
recently was down to $3.87
per gallon.
The same trip as
described above a 90-
mile round trip to grocery
stores in Panama City in a
car that gets 30 miles to the
gallon cost approximately
$11.61, as compared to
$12.21 at the higher price,
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Even though right now,
gas in our area costs
about $3.70 a gallon, with
hurricanes in the Gulf and
OPEC recently deciding to
cut production, gas prices
are likely to rise again.
Furthermore, the high
cost of gasoline does not
factor in the time spent
driving that same distance.
Driving the speed
limit, it is approximately
15 minutes from Port St.
Joe to Mexico Beach, 15
minutes from Mexico Beach
to the main gate at Tyndall
Air Force Base and another
15 minutes from Tyndall to
WalMart.
Winn Dixie is about
eight minutes this side of
WalMart. That makes the
trip 45 minutes each way,
or 90 minutes total.
Factoring in the time,
at the current Florida
minimum wage of $6.79
per hour (roughly 11 cents
a minute), that's $10.18 for


the 90-minute trip.
So, adding $22 to $27
($12 to $17 for gas and
$10-plus for time) to a
Winn Dixie or WalMart
grocery bill makes the Port
St. Joe Piggly Wiggly very
appealing.
If you insist on shopping
at Publix, you can add
another 40 minutes of time
(round-trip) and another 20
miles (round-trip) at $4 a
gallon to Publix's prices.
That does not include the
hassle of fighting traffic. Is
it worth it?


For residents of Mexico
Beach, rising gas prices
also are beginning to dictate
shopping at Gulf Foods for
"emergency" shopping, such
as running out of something
you need or forgot to buy
while preparing a meal,
or spur-of-the-moment
cravings.
That is because, again,
even driving from Mexico
Beach to Port St. Joe just
for a few items costs more
than those higher-priced
items at Gulf Foods.
Here's how it currently


breaks down:
Depending on where you
live In Mexico Beach, you
are between 11 and 13
miles and 15 to 20 minutes
from the Piggly Wiggly.
In gasoline terms, that is
22 to 26 miles round trip.
In a 30 mile-per-gallon
vehicle, that trip costs
between $3.08 and $3.64
at $4.07 a gallon.
At $3.87 a gallon, the trip
costs $2.86 to $3.38.
Cost for your time: Say a
round trip takes 30 minutes
driving and a minimum of
10 minutes in the store;
that is worth at least $4.40.
Adding a minimum of $7.26
in gas and time to the cost
of a quick food run to Port
St. Joe from Mexico Beach
begins to make dashing to
town on a whim a thing of
the past.

The next article in the
series will continue listing
local options for groceries
without driving into
Panama City.


BUDGET SUMMARY

CITY OF PORT ST. JOE FISCAL YEAR 2008-2009

Millage Per $1,000
General Fund 3.5914


SOLID WASTE
FUND


WASTEWATER
FUND


CASH BALANCES BROUGHT FORWARD

ESTIMATED REVENUES:
TAXES:
Ad Valorum Taxes
Earned Interest
Fines and Forfeitures
Franchise & Utility Taxes
Licenses and Permits
Grants/Loans/Bonds
Intragovernmental Revenue
Depreciation Funds
Misellaneous Revenues
Rents and Royalties
Garbage Fees
Water Department
Sewer Services
Wastewater Treatment Services
TOTAL REVENUES & OTHER SOURCES


Millage Per $1000
3.5914


Fund Balances/Reserves/Net Assets
TOTAL REVENUES, TRANSFERS & BALANCES $10,943,773 $8,476,294 $992,572 $29,148,497 $49,561,136

EXPENDITURES/EXPENSES GENERAL WATER SOLID WASTE WASTEWATER TOTAL ALL
FUND FUND FUND FUND FUNDS


City Commission
Administration
City Attorney
Public Works Administration
Municipal Building
Building and General Maintenance
Police Department
Fire Department
Operations
Parks and Cemeteries
Recreation
Maintenance Shop
Non-Departmental
Water Distribution
Water Plant
Water Administration
Trash Collection/Disposal
Garbage Collection/Disposal
Wastewater Treatment
Sewer Collection
WW Administration
Long-Term Debt
TOTAL EXPENDITURES


$74,575
$415,385
$5,500
$1,249,103
$46,934
$185,080
$1,124,635
$184,799
$563,391,
$6,003,395
$475,266
$189,798
$425,912


$378,633
$4,213,129
$3,884,532


$288,867
$703,705


$10,072,116
$478,339
$17,919,144
$678,898


$10,943,773


$8,476,294


$992,572


$29,148,497


$74,575
$415,385
$5,500
$1,249,103
$46,934
$185,080
$1,124,635
$184,799
$563,391
$6,003,395
$475,266
$189,798
$425,912
$378,633
$4,213,129
$3,884,532
$288,867
$703,705
$10,072,116
$478,339
$17,919,144
$678,898


$49,561,136


Fund Balances/Reserves/Net Assets
TOTAL APPROPRIATED EXPENDITURES, TRANSFERS, RESERVES & BALANCES $10,943,773 $8,476,294 $992,572 $29,148,497 $49,561,136

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


NOTICE OF SPECIAL

MEETING

The Board of Commissioners of the
Northwest Florida Regional Housing
Authority will hold a Special Meeting,
October 2, 2008 in the Cambridge Room,
of the Ramada Inn North, 2900 North
Monroe, St., Tallahassee, Florida. Meeting
will begin at 1:00 p.m. E.S.T. The meeting
will be open to the public.


Publish September 18 & 25, 2008


NOTICE OF BUDGET

HEARING


The City of Port St. Joe has tentatively
adopted a budget for fiscal year
2008/2009. A public hearing to make
a FINAL DECISION on the budget
AND TAXES will be held on Tuesday,
September 23, 2008 at 5:30 p.m., in
the City Hall Commission Chambers.


GENERAL
FUND


$1,511,711


WATER
FUND


TOTAL ALL
FUNDS


$7,500


$1,581,271
$120,000
$22,000
$655,500
$58,500
$6,312,214
$513,227
$78,250
$65,000
$26,100


$125,000


$50,000


$5,465,696

$453,500
$6,000



$2,501,098



$8,476,294


$26,367,768


$1,511,711




$1,581,271
.$302,500
$22,000
$655,500
$58,500
$38,145,678
$513,227
$544,250
$304,712
$26,100
$771,360
$2,501,098

$1,056,000
$49,561,136


$10,943,773


$213,712

$771,360

$1,567,229

$992,572


$12,500
$20,000


$1,567,229
$1,056,000
$29,148,497


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First-place winners in the kingfish division


First-place winners in the Spanish mackerel
division.


Second-place winners in the kingfish
division.


Anglers Were Willing, But Fish Weren't


Second-place winners
in the kingfish division
celebrate their win.


Despite Hurricane Ike's inter-
ference, the 12th annual Mexico
Beach Artificial Reef Association
(MBARA) Kingfish Tournament
was held over the weekend, with
a number of fishermen braving
some rough water in pursuit of
prizes.
According to a tournament
spokesperson, the event was
scheduled for both Saturday and
Sunday to allow anglers a better
chance to locate and catch king-


fish, wahoo and Spanish mack-
erel. Although few fish were
caught, participants still had a
good time.
The tournament had been
canceled from an earlier date
because of tropical storm Fay.
MBARA, which sponsors the
yearly tournament, is a not-for-
profit organization dedicated
to artificial reef deployment,
research and public educa-
tion.


Winners
Kingfish
1st place: 19.25 Seament, Chris Taylor
2nd place: 5.40 Fish On, Jason Cook
Wahoo
No winners
Spanish mackerel
1st place: 3.85 Broken Line. Jeremy Potter
2nd place: 3.35, Antares, Stewart Unkles


Beach Blast in Need of More Volunteers


The fourth annual
Beach Blast Triathlon-
Duathlon, scheduled


Bayside Lumber
272 Commerce Drive
229-8232
Your Building
Materials Headquarters


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 wonder-
ful volunteers already, but
we still need more help,"
said event coordinator
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 hand-
ing 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.


SBay Day


"Birds, Bay & Butterflies"

October 4, 2008

Port St. Joe, Florida
Field Trips All Day
Shrimp Boil 11AM to 2PM $10 per person

Location: St. Joseph Bay Preserves Center
3915 State Road 30-A, Port St. Joe, FL

S =Aquatic Preserve Boat and Wading Tours

l Buffer Preserve Backcountry Tour

Cape San Bias Birding Tour

IV s Migratory Hawk Watch at Deal Tract

r Bird ID & Ecology at Deal Tract

Astronomy Walk and Talk

* Tour availability is by reservation on our web site or
first come basis day of event
* There is a suggested donation of $10 for boating and
off-site birding trips
All other activities free
Pre-registration is suggested
* Bear & Butterfly Talks, Music & Local Photography


SUNDAY-Buffer Preserve
Butterfly Fieldtrip led by Bill Boothe
North American Butterfly Association


For More Information
& Reservations:
www.stiosephbaypreserves.org

850-229-1787
info@birdfestival.info
Festival Presented By:


Funding provided in part by the
Gulf County Tourist Development Council


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 on Sept. 25-26 at
the park. Cemore said she
will be at the park at 6


p.m. CT Sept. 25 and all
day Sept. 26 beginning at
9 a.m.
Cemore said 170 run-
ners already have regis-
tered for the U.S. Triathlon
Association-sanctioned
event. Sponsors are wait-
ing to the last minute to
close registration because
of the uncertainty of local
weather, Cemore said.


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Golf Tourney

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Seniors
The Port St. Joe Arizona
Chemical Company plant is
co-sponsoring a golf tour-
nament for the Gulf County
Senior Citizens Meals on
Wheels program. This tourna-
ment will be open to all mem-
bers 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
eight special event prizes and
a buffet dinner during the
awards program. There will
be drawings for door prizes
as well.
Entry forms will be avail-
able 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 is Oct. 24.
Any individual, business or
organization who would like
to sponsor a team or a hole
is asked to call Jerry at 899-
1036 or Heather or Johanna
at 229-8466.
Help us fill all 22 team
slots and join in a day of fun
as we show' our support for
the cause, which supports
elderly men and women of
Gulf County.
Players may call Jerry
Stokoe 899-1036 and register
by telephone. Please have the
handicaps for all players. The
entry fee can be dropped off
at the St. Joseph Bay Country
Club prior to Oct. 24.
The team prizes are as fol-
lows below:
First Place: $600
Second Place: $400
Third Place: $200
Fourth Place: $100



Shootout

Supports

Leukemia

Research
Residents in the Big Bend
region have gathered every
year for the past five years
to paddle out, cast a line
and combat the disease
that is diagnosed in 121
Americans every day.
Crowder Excavation's
Kingfish Shootout is a
chance to remember friends
and family who have been
affected by leukemia.
Boats will shove off from
the C-Quarters Marina in
Carrabelletoraisemoneyand
awareness for the Leukemia
Research Foundation. This
year's event is Sept. 26-
28. For leukemia support-
ers, this event is especially
significant, as its contribu-
tions have benefited pivot-
al research and likely will
exceed the $500,000 mark
this year.
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 diag-
nosed with a form of this
disease every five minutes.
Years ago, Lisa Crowder
Jackson was that someone.
A dynamic and admired
Crowder family member,
Lisa's memory and pas-
sion for life are the inspi-
ration behind the Kingfish
Shootout, created by her
father, Jimmie Crowder. By
funding leukemia research,
lives such as Lisa's might be
saved, and the quality of life
of those diagnosed can be
improved.
All profits from the
tournament go directly to
the Leukemia Research
Foundation. To register for
the shootout, visit www.
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Gators' Comeback Comes up Short


By Tim Croft
Star News Editor
One forward pass that failed
to find purchase: That was the
difference last Friday at Gator
Field.
Going for a win rather than
, another round of overtime,
Wewahitchka saw a miraculous
comeback come up just short,
losing 42-41 in overtime against
visiting South Walton.
The Seahawks escaped after a
two-point pass from Gator quar-
terback Cody Wade, hemmed in
after trying to run, fell before a
pair of hands from a red jersey
could snatch it.
The errant pass ended a wild
game in which the teams com-
bined for 708 yards of total
offense while committing 20 pen-
alties and turning the ball over
six times.
The teams finished regulation
tied at 35-all after the Gators
had come back from a 16-point
halftime deficit to knot the game
with just 39.5 seconds left in the
final quarter.
Benefiting from a pass inter-
ference call, the Seahawks took
the opening possession of the
Kansas tiebreaker from their 10
and scored on a 1-yard quarter-
back sneak by Coby Adams.


The Gators appeared to have
tied it on the first down of the
following possession when Wade
hit Chris Peak in the right cor-
ner of the end zone with a 10-
yard laser. But Wewahitchka was
called for an ineligible receiver
downfield.
Wade, who led the Gators with
128 yards rushing and passed
for 52 more yards, gained 12 on
a keeper, and Chance Knowles
swept around right end from
the 3 to bring the Gators to
42-41.
Wewahitchka coach Todd
Lanter decided to go for the win.
The Seahawk defense appeared
to be looking for Wade to run
around right end on the conver-
sion and denied the sideline.
Wade passed back against the
grain to his far left, but the ball
never made its target.
That the game was in a tie-
breaker at all was stunning.
The Seahawks called timeout
with 58 seconds remaining in the
fourth quarter, the ball on the
Gator 7 and the game ready to
be iced by a knee or two with the
score 35-27.
South Walton chose to run
wide left, though, and David
Bazylak was stripped of the ball
by Colton Price, who scooped up
the pigskin and ran 91 yards for


a touchdown. Chance Knowles,
who rushed for 118 yards, bowled
over for two points and the game
was knotted.
Though South Walton had dom-
inated time of possession, run-
ning 31 plays to Wewahitchka's
19, the Gators had out-gained
the Seahawks 258-219 and still
trailed 35-19, largely because
of Bazylak and Bryant Adams,
who combined for 246 yards and
three touchdowns in the game on
the ground.
South Walton received a
break on- the opening kickoff
when the Gators fumbled and
the Seahawks took over at the
Wewahitchka 19. Three plays
later, Coby Adams hit Hunter
Ingfinger on a 13-yard fade
route, and South Walton was up
7-0 after the extra point.
Minutes later, Knowles capped
a 76-yard Gator drive by romp-
ing 51 yards for a touchdown.
The Gators ran for two but did
not score.
After forcing South Walton to
punt, the Gators took over at
their 3, and Wade dashed 60
yards on first down. Three plays
later, Wade found Chris Peak
between coverage for a 30-yard
touchdown pass, and after the
extra point, the Gators had their
lone lead of the night at 13-7.


At halftime of Friday's game, members of the Lady Gators softball
team received their rings for winning their second-straight Class 1A state
championship, a title dedicated to assistant coach Daniel Miller, center.


Bryant Adams bulled 25 yards
on a trap play, shaking at least
four Gator tacklers, just before
the end of the period to put
South Walton up 14-13.
Bazylak capped a 40-yard drive
with a 1-yard run with 9:36 left in
the second quarter and kicked
the extra point for a 21-13 lead,
which the Seahawks padded just
three minutes later, converting
a Wewahitchka fumble into an
18-yard touchdown drive com-
pleted by Bazylak's touchdown
run from the 2.
Another Wewahitchka turnover
led to Coby Adams sneaking in
from the 1 less than two minutes
later, and it was.35-13.


The Gators would not stay
down as Knowles returned the
ensuing kickoff to the Seahawk
33 and Price weaved 15 yards
for a touchdown four plays later,
the extra point kick missing the
mark, and the teams went into
intermission with the score 35-
19.
Knowles added a 32-yard run,
Wade hitting Peak for the two-
point conversion, to bring the
Gators within striking distance
late in the third quarter, setting
up the dramatics of the closing
minutes.
South Walton finished with 365
yards of offense, while the Gators
finished with 343.


LGA-WAWSA Golf Tournament Fi


By Marie Logan
Star Staff Writer
Slots are filling fast for the annual St.
Joseph's Bay County Club Ladies Golf
Association (LGA) Autumn Action Scramble
golf tournament in Port St. Joe.
Teams from as far away as Tennessee
already have signed up for the Oct. 11 event,
sponsored jointly for the second year by
the LGA and Women Athletes Supporting
Women Athletes (WASWA).
The scramble, held at the country club, is
a one-day tournament for all men, women
and junior golfers ages 14 and older.
' This year WASWA is inviting country
clubs, golf clubs and high school golf teams
within a roughly 150-mile radius of Port St.
Joe.


"We particularly want high school golfers
to join us," said Zebe Schmitt, a WASWA
member. "We hope communities will step up
and sponsor their high school golf teams to
come and participate in this tournament."
The scramble is being promoted as a fam-
ily event. Last year's scramble was designed
to allow teens and parents either to play
together on the golf course or allow some
family members to golf while others play at
the beach.
"It was truly a family affair," said Patricia
Hardman, event chairperson. 'Teenagers
played golf with their parents, husbands
and wives played together, men and women
played on mixed teams. And we had players
come from Atlanta, Tallahassee, Franklin
and Gulf counties."
Discounts on weekend rentals are avail-


able from Cape 2 Bay Vacations and Old
Saltworks Cabins.
A portion of the proceeds from the tour-
nament will go to support WASWA and the
Dyslexia Research Institute's High School/
High Tech program at Port St. Joe High
School. The Dyslexia Research program
introduces students with disabilities at the
high school to career paths through tech-
nology.
The portion of money donated to WASWA
last year enabled the organization to further
its work in assisting the young women ath-
letes of the county in gaining community
support, in accessing internship informa-
tion and in scholarship assistance
Last year's tournament fielded 68 players
on 17 teams, "one of the largest and most
successful tournaments held at the club last


Ailing Fast
year," Hardman said. "We had over 100 door
prizes to give away, with phenomenal sup-
port from our community."
This year, local businesses are donat-
ing significantly. In addition to the door
prizes already received, Captain Clint Moore
donated a half-day fishing trip (a $400
value) as the raffle prize.
Raffle tickets for the fishing trip are $5
each or five for $20. Tickets are available
from any WASWA member, any LGA mem-
ber or any young women athletes at Port St.
Joe High school.
For more information on the 2008 Autumn
Action Scramble, contact Geri McCarthy at
(850) 647-3438. The scramble is- spon-
sored in part by Gulf County Tourism
Development Council/ Discover Florida.


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By Despina Williams
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In 1982, Eddie Creamer accepted a job
as "head bean counter" at the Citizens
Federal Savings and Loan in Port St. Joe.
Last Tuesday, he returned to 401 Cecil
G. Costin Sr. Blvd. with a slightly more
distinguished title.
The president and Chief Executive
Officer (CEO) of Prosperity Bank, Creamer
celebrated the opening of Prosperity's new
Port St. Joe location with a mixture of
pride and amusement.
In touring the new digs, he discovered
that his old office had become Prosperity
Bank's kitchen.
Creamer was born in Port St. Joe, like
his parents, Ed and Dot, before him.
Both his paternal and maternal
grandparents moved to the city in the
1920s, before the construction of the
paper mill.
As a youth, Creamer played baseball and
football with pals Sandy Sanborn, Wayne
Graham, Steve Cloud and Bill Norton in
a vacant lot on the intersection of 9th and
Woodward.
Like most boys of his age, Creamer
continued his athletic career at Port St.
Joe High School.
"Growing up in Port St. Joe, if you were
not involved in sports, there were not a lot
of activities to be involved in," he said.
Creamer found lasting mentors in
football coach Wayne Taylor and baseball
coach Kesley Colbert, who also taught him
civics.
"Kesley Colbert and Wayne Taylor,
outside of my parents, are the finest people
I know and had the biggest influence on
my life," Creamer said.,
After graduating from Port St. Joe High
School in 1976, the city's bicentennial
year, Creamer earned a bachelor's degree
in accounting from the University of West
Florida.
From there, he moved to Georgia, where


Prosperity Bank CEO Eddie Creamer,
center, poses with his parents, Dot and Ed
Creamer, inside the bank's Port St. Joe office.

he worked as an industrial engineer at
Miliken and Company, then the world's
largest textile manufacturer.
Creamer's brief return to Port St. Joe
marked his entrance into the world of
banking.
Following a four-year stint at the Citizens
Federal Savings and Loan, Creamer served
as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) at People's
First Bank in Panama City.
In 1997, a year after he completed his
master's degree in banking from Louisiana
State University, Creamer joined 14 other
investors in purchasing Prosperity Bank.
Founded in 1984 by Hamilton Upchurch,
the bank originally was known as the
Prosperity Bank of St. Augustine.
When Creamer and his colleagues
purchased the bank, it had two St.
Augustine locations, one downtown and
one on the beach, and $70 million inr
assets.


Representatives from Prosperity Bank, the Gulf County Chamber of Commerce and other
community leaders participate in a ribbon cutting ceremony for Prosperity Bank's new office,
located at 401 Cecil G. Costin Sr. Blvd. in Port St. Joe.


"Our goal when we purchased the bank
was to grow the bank, but to do'it differently
than you might expect," Creamer said.
The formula involved assembling a
team of highly-motivated and well-trained
individuals who embraced the bank's
culture of "employees first, customers
second, shareholders third."
After the change of ownership, Creamer
served as CFO. In a year and a half, he
became CEO.
Under Creamer's leadership, Prosperity
Bank has continued to expand.
The $1.2 billion community bank
currently has 18 offices in Gulf, Bay, Clay,
Duval, Flagler, Nassua, Putnam, St. Johns
and Volusia counties.
In charting the bank's growth, Creamer
kept his eyes peeled for opportunities in
Gulf County.
Three years ago, Prosperity Bank opened
in a temporary location on 528 Cecil G.


Costin Sr. Blvd.
When a more attractive space became
available just down the street, Prosperity
Bank purchased the property from William
J "Billy Joe" Smiley.
Smiley, the owner of Port Realty, will
retain a real estate office inside the bank.
Creamer's return to Port St. Joe for the
grand opening was a class reunion of sorts:
The bank's business development officer,
Tonya Nixon, and sales and service
manager, Dina Parker, are Creamer's
former Port St. Joe High School
classmates.
"They're the best banking team around,"
said Creamer. "They know the community.
They know their customers. They're good
bankers, but they're good people."
Though others may marvel at his rise
from Port St. Joe youth to CEO, Creamer
never imagined it otherwise.
"It was a goal, absolutely," he said.


Faraway Hurricane Ike Causes Close-up Chaos


Photos and Story by Tim Croft
Star News Editor

Watching the waves breaking
over the Stump Hole stretch of
County 30-E last Thursday, it was
hard to believe Hurricane Ike was
several hundred miles away.
The approach of the storm
produced a storm surge of 2-3
feet, which combined with waves
of 12-14 feet to cause widespread
flooding along coastal Gulf
County.
Several businesses along
County 30-A, including One
Source Mortgage, St. Joe Shrimp
and Presnell's Marina, were
inundated with water, and the Gulf
County Chamber of Commerce
building off Baltzell Avenue in
Port St. Joe was surrounded by a
pond on Thursday morning.
One "of the biggest casualties,
as residents have come to expect,
was the rock revetment at the
Stump Hole, which was breached
early Thursday morning and
closed County 30-E for much of
the day, rocks and trees strewn
across the roadway, silt pouring


into St. Joseph Bay.
Indian Pass Road also flooded,
though it was back open on Friday
morning.
County 30-E, the lone artery
onto St. Joseph Peninsula, had


one lane open for emergency
vehicles and local traffic only on
Friday, repairs opening both lanes
by the beginning of this week.
Damage oh the peninsula was
scattered.


The town homes known locally
as Sunrise and Sunset as well
as several other structures just
beyond the Stump Hole were
undermined and were among
more than two dozen homes in
danger of tipping into the gulf and
condemned by the county.
However, in those areas where
the beach restoration project
had laid down additional beach,
houses and other structures were
protected. Though some sand
was lost, overall, the project area


held up pretty well.
"We did lose some sand from
the area, but we are working to
get sand placed back there as
quickly as possible," said county
emergency manager Marshall
Nelson. "It held up pretty well, but
we are looking at about 26 homes
that have been condemned, none
of them in the project area."
For more pictures of last
week's flooding, see the photo
gallery at www.starfl.com.


$10,000 Waiting for Winner


By Marie Logan
Star Staff Writer

An, opportunity for
instant cash is still available
to anyone who wants to
take a chance.
The grand prize of
$10,000 cash will be won by
somebody who purchases
a $100 raffle ticket for the
Cash for Critters during
the fourth annual Bow
Wow Bash on Sept. 27 in
Centennial Park in Port St.
Joe.
Tickets still are available
for the raffle, said Sandi
Christy, a member of the
board of directors for the
St. Joseph Bay Humane
Society, who is sponsoring
the raffle.
Alnost 200 tickets have
been sold already toward
the Society's goal of 500.
In addition to the grand
prize of $10,000, there are


five additional prizes of
$1,000 each. All are tax-
deductible, and people do
not have to be present to
win.
Paws in the Park, which
is the daytime portion of
the Bow Wow Bash, kicks
off at 8 a.m. ET with the
pet-friendly 5K walk/run.
The remainder of the
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. ET
event includes pet and
owner activities, food and
merchandise for sale, and a
demonstration by the Gulf
County Sheriff's Office K9
Unit.
The night-time event,
the actual Bow Wow Bash,
will feature the band
Smackwater Retrievers,
a blues and jazz group
from the Eastpoint area.
Provisions will cater the
event, and 13 Mile is
donating all the shrimp for
the festivities.


Among items donated for
the live and silent auctions
are:
A gourmet dinner
with wine for 10 people at
a gulf-front Cape San Blas
home, prepared and served
by three local couples
Handmade solid
oak, rockers and benches
donated by Janet and Earl
Miller
A case of champagne
from the New York Finger
Lake region
A logo design and
image package donated by
Don Ouillette
A full set of original
handmade African jewelry
A pair of 14-carat
gold hoop earrings set
with a total of two carats of
diamonds.


Purchase raffle and event tickets at: Dockside Restaurant, Marina Drive,
The Humane Society, 1007 10th St., Port St. Joe
Port St. Joe Loggerhead Grill, SR/CR30E, Cape
Faith's Thrift Hut, also at the 10th San Bias
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Provisions on Williams Avenue,
Port St. Joe
Bayside Savings Bank, Port St. Joe


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Peninsula
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'Dine United'


a Success St. Joseph Bay Chapter DAR


By Despina Williams
Star Staff Writer
Whether they came to support a good
cause or just enjoy a good meal, diners
at 17 area restaurants made a difference
on Sept. 4.
Restaurants participating in the
"Dine United" fundraiser donated a
percentage of the day's proceeds or a
flat contribution to the United Way of
Northwest Florida.
The fundraiser brought in over $7,000,
with funds providing financial support
to a number of local non-profit agencies,
including the Gulf County Association
for Retarded Citizens and Gulf County
Transportation.
The fundraiser, which received free
advertising from local media outlets, was
a first for United Way.
Its success has left organizers
contemplating a repeat for next year.
"Understanding that we are in some
tough economic times, I think we made
an effort, and I think it was successful.
We'll definitely do it again next year," said
Ron Sharpe, United Way of Northwest
Florida's Regional Resource Development
Director.
According to Sharpe, many restaurants
saw increased foot traffic on Sept. 4,
and owners offered suggestions on how
to make next year's event even more
successful.
One idea was to place a special United
Way meal on the menu that day to promote
the non-profit's philanthropic work.
The "Dine United" event kicked off
United Way's 2008 fundraising campaign,


Thanks to Sponsors
The United Way of Northwest Florida
would like to thank the following area
restaurants for their participation in the
"Dine United" fundraiser:


* Dockside Caf6
and Raw Bar
* Gracie
O'Malley's
* Killer Seafood
* Loggerhead
Grill
" Mango Marley's
* Maxine's
* Palm Tree
Books
* Petals 'N Things
* Prickly Pears


* Sunset Coastal
Grill
* The Lazy
Grouper
0 The Thirsty
Goat
* Two Crabs
Seafood
* Amanda's Bistro
* Fish House
* Regan's Pub
and Oyster Bar
* Harry A's


which will extend into November.
This year's fundraising goal is $58,000.
Last year, United Way raised $56,000 in
Gulf County.
United Way has been successful
at soliciting payroll deductions from
employees of area companies and agencies
who share the organization's belief in
helping others.
This year's appeal to the restaurant
industry marked another in-road.
"We're very appreciative," said Sharpe.
"It's new money and we don't take it for
granted."
To make a financial contribution to the
United Way of Northwest Florida, or for
more information, contact Ron Sharpe at
(850) 215-6749 or (850) 348-0727.


Promotes Constitution Week

Wednesday, Sept. 17 begins the national celebration of Constitution Week. Our
Constitution stands as a testament to the tenacity of Americans throughout history to
maintain their liberties and freedom, and to ensure those inalienable rights to every
American.
The United States of America functions as a republic under the Constitution, which
is the oldest document still in active use in America that outlines the self-government
of a people. Today, the Constitution stands as an icon of freedom for people around the
world.
The aims of the celebration are 1) to emphasize citizens' responsibilities for protecting
and defending the Constitution, preserving it for posterity; 2) to inform the people that
that Constitution is the basis for America's great heritage and the foundation for our way
of life; and 3) encourage the study of the historical events which led to the framing of the
Constitution in September, 1787.
Known as the largest women's patriotic organization in the world, DAR has over 168,000
members with approximately 3,000 chapters in all 50 states and 11 foreign countries. The
DAR has long promoted patriotism through commemorative celebrations, memorials,
and scholarships and activities for children, and programs for new immigrants.
FLY YOUR FLAG Sept. 17-23!


Veterans to Meet, Discuss Issues


Veterans will have a chance to air their
thoughts and concerns to state officials
next month.
On Oct. 2 Highland View VFW Post
10069 will host a veterans town hall
meeting from 3 to 5 p.m. E.T. at which
veterans will have an opportunity to
pose questions to Congressman Allen
Boyd (D-Fla.), state Representative
Jimmy Patronis, and possibly Florida
Secretary of Elder Affairs Douglas
Beach.
"I encourage all of our veterans to
come out and have a good meeting with
our state representatives to discuss
veterans' issues, so they'll know how
we feel and what our thoughts are,"
said James Kennedy, director of Gulf
County's Veterans Services.
Kennedy requested veterans who have
questions about an issue to submit the
questions to him before Oct. 2 so he can
forward them to the appropriate officials
for answers that will be given at the
meeting.
Any questions should be emailed
to Kennedy at vsgulfco@gtcom.net, or


Town Hall Meeting
WHO: Veterans of Gulf County
WHAT: Special Veterans Town Hall
Meeting
WHEN: Thursday, Oct. 2, 3-5 p.m. E.T.
WHERE: Highland View VFW Post
10069, 1774 Trout Avenue, Highland View
WHY: To meet with local and state
officials on issues of concern to Gulf
County veterans
For more information, contact James
Kennedy, Gulf County Veterans Services,
850-229-6125.

veterans can call Kennedy at 850-229-
6125. Kennedy also said he would get
back with any veterans who cannot
attend the Oct. 2 meeting to receive the
answers-to their questions.
Among the topics on the agenda will be
veterans' issues, possible transportation
for veterans to medial care, and possible
funding for the Veterans Memorial Park
of Beacon Hill.


Miss Caitlin and Master Chandler Godwin are promoting Constitution Week for the St.
Joseph Bay Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution. They are the children of Mr. and
Mrs. Mark Godwin. Maternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Edward (Buddy) Wood. Paternal
grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Maurice Godwin. Great grandparents are the late Mr. and Mrs.
M.C. Wood and the late Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Roberts. Mr. and Mrs. Elton Wood, local pioneers, were
their great-great grandparents. Mr. Elton Wood was a master craftsman in boat building.


Port St. Joe Mayor Mel Magidson signs the Proclamation for Constitution Week, Sept. 17-23,
and Mrs. Carolyn Norton, a member of the St. Joseph Bay Chapter, DAR, accepts it.


AARP News from Chapter 4325 in Mexico Beach


The first Fall meeting will be held
Friday, Sept. 26 at 1 p.m. CT at the United
Methodist Church Fellowship Hall in
Mexico Beach.
The guest speaker will be Julie Boyd
and her friends "B.C. Homes" and
"Miss Mildred." Miss Boyd is a talented
ventriloquist from the Florida Baptist
Children's Home. "B.C. and Mildred" are
her "witty and wise" wooden friends. This


is a very entertaining program. You are
invited to attend and enjoy.
Membership is open to all 50 years of age
or older. Dues are $5 per year. The usual
meeting date is the third Friday of each
month, September through May. The yearly
program schedule includes: informative
meetings, field trips, delicious holiday
luncheons and always good fellowship.


Red Hat Chit Chat

Red Hat Beach Belles will gather for lunch and meeting at Ruby Rum-Runner's in
Mexico Beach at 11 a.m. CT on Tuesday, Sept. 23. Please call Queen Mum, Eileen
Schreiner, to make reservations (648-2447). Since weather has cancelled our last two
meetings, please try to attend and bring your dues if unpaid.





Kiwanis Korner


The Port St. Joe Kiwanis Club met
Tuesday at our regular meeting place of
the Gulf County Association of Retarded
Citizens/Gulf Transportation off of
Industrial Road.
The Port St. Joe High School Key Club
members have started joining us for our
weekly meetings. We had Clay Smallwood
(a.k.a. Little Clay) from Preble Rish, Inc.,
to give us a presentation of the proposed


site plan of the James "Benny" Roberts
Sports Park in the city of Port St. Joe.
The Port St. Joe Kiwanis Club meets
every Tuesday at 12 noon E.T. at the Gulf
County ARC/Gulf Transportation Building.
If you are interested in becoming a
member of a civic club and a great group
of men and women dedicated to giving
back to our community, you can contact
Johanna White at 227-6268.


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M.O.W. for Growing Minds


Come M.O.W. for Growing Minds at
Prickly Pears and Two Crabs Seafood on
Saturday, Sept. 20.
No, you don't have to mow your yard.
M.O.W. stands for Music, Oysters and
Wine, a fundraiser for the Growing Minds
center for Autism in Port St. Joe. Prickly
Pears Gourmet Gallery and Two Crabs
Seafood are teaming up and hosting a great
afternoon for a great cause.

Two Crabs Seafood
1 p.m. CT: Oyster Shucking Contest,
male and female divisions
2 p.m.: Oyster Eating Contest, male and
female divisions
Prizes will be awarded for each division,
each contest. First prize is $50. The entry
fee is $10 for each contest.
For more information or early registra-
tion, stop by Two Crabs at 4101 Hwy. 98,
Mexico Beach, or call Kevin at 648-9000.


ArtCoop 50% Off

Sale Saturday
When: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept.
20
What: Original art by local artists
will feature works by Heather Parker,
Zan Miller, Billie Bas'sette, Helen Neal,
Paulette Perlman, Kelly Duncan, Jennifer
Bonaventura and Kathy Geller.
Choose from originals, prints, cards and
more, and find out about art classes and
workshops.
Artists are available for commissions.
All art is 50 percent off the tagged price-
prices for every budget!
ArtCoop is a creative cooperative for
visual, literary, and performing artists that
offers studio space, meeting rooms,
classrooms and a members' gallery, giving
artists a community within which they can
create, teach, and learn.
Where: ArtCoop, 535 Mercer Ave., in
Panama City, just off 6th Street, around the
corner from the downtown Post Office.
For more information: Call (850) 769-
0608 or e-mail info@artcooppanamacity.
com. Visit us on the Web at www.artcoop-
panamacity.com


Bay Day coi
When:,.Oct. 4 '
What: This'event will include a low coui iP
try shrimp boil, aquatic preserve boat and
wading tours, buffer preserve backcountry
and butterfly tours, Cape San Blas birding
tour, migratory hawk watch and birding
ID, ecology at the Deal Tract, astronomy
walk and talk and music and photography.
On Oct. 5, there will be a butterfly field trip
with Bill Boothe. The shrimp boil will be
11 a.m. to 2 p.m. for $10.
Location: St. Joseph Bay Preserves
Center, 3915 State Road 30A, Port St.


Joe


Black Bear

Fest Oct. 18

Promoting the peace-
ful co-existence of humans
and bears is the primary
objective of the inaugural
Forgotten Coast Black Bear
Festival, a free event taking
place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Oct. 18 at the Kendrick
Sports complex on U.S. 98
in Carrabelle.
Educational opportuni-
ties at this one-day event
will include presentations
by Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission
(FWC) Bear Management
Program staffers about bear
safety, the status of bear
populations in the panhan-
dle region and bear biology.
Adam Warwick, the FWC
wildlife biologist who gained
national and international
notoriety when he rescued
a. drowning, 375-pound
Florida black bear from
Alligator Harbor earlier this
year, will lead educational
field trips into Tate's Hell
State Forest.
All festival events and pre-
sentations are free. Many
activities were planned with
families in mind, including
live music and dance per-
formances, a family activity
pavilion, an author's corner
and a variety of vendors
and exhibitions.
For more information
about the Forgotten Coast
Black Bear Festival, con-
tact, the Carrabelle Area
Chamber of Commerce at
(850) 697-2585 or visit
www.carrabellechamber.org.


Prickly Pears
Wine tasting, concert and silent auction,
3-7 p.m. CT.
Wine tasting and silent auction starts at
3 p.m. We also will have wine and beer by
the glass.
Charlie and Dana Black will play from
5-6 p.m.
Silent auction will end at 6:30. We have
some great items for the auction including
private concerts, artwork, weekend stays,
gift certificates and more. Contact Prickly
Pears for more information or if you would
like to donate to the silent auction.
Proceeds will be donated to the Growing
Minds Center for Autism. Come by, have a
great time and support a great cause!
Prickly Pears Gourmet Gallery is at 101
S. 36th St., Mexico Beach. Call (850) 648-
1115, visit www.PricklyPears.net or e-mail
info@pricklypears.net for more intorma-
tion.


Lighthouse Open

House Planned
The St. Joseph Historical Society is
planning a homecoming/reunion for
all those who lived or worked at the
Cape San Blas Lighthouse.
The reunion will take place from 10
a.m. to 4 p.m. ET Saturday, Sept. 20,
at the lighthouse.
This includes any members of any
of the families that lived and worked
at the lighthouse and especially any
Coast Guard servicemen that 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
first time since it was closed. We also
will be raising our new flag on its new
flagpole.
We als6 welcome all those interested
in seeing and climbing the lighthouse
tower.
If you are interested in attending
the event, contact reunion coordinator
Beverly Mount-Douds at (850) 229-
1094 or bmdouds2002@yahoo.com


ming Oct. 4
More information: Call (850) 229-1787
.or e-mail info@birdfestival.info
You can help us by putting up .some
flyers in your area. Visit www.stjosephbay-
preserves.org/images/BayDayFlyer2008.
pdf to download. Thanks! While you're
there, check out pictures of last year's Bay
Day.
To register: Tour availability is by res-
ervation on our Web site or on a first-come
basis the day of the event. There is a sug-
gested donation of $10 for boating trips
and off-site birding trips. Register at www.
stjosephbaypreserves.org/shop/default.asp.


This is Bob- a very, very special guy that
desperately needs to find his forever home! Bob
came into the HS with a serious skin condition,
has been treated and has now recovered. In
order to stay healthy and happy Bob must
find his new family where he can be quite and
comfortable! Please call the Humane Society at
227-1103 to adopt Bob!

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morning these days gives notice that one of Mexic
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soon to occur. world'n
The date of the annual Gulf/Franklin effort
Sportsman's Banquet has been set for Nov. its wil
6. Attendees once again will enjoy the natu- million
ral beauty of the Box R Ranch while social- smend
izing with area sportsmen and enjoying debrispend
appetizers of Apalachicola oysters, boiled other
shrimp and all the trimmings beginning at other
5 p.m. The beverage bar also will open at Whaturd
that time.aturd
At 6:30 p.m., the serious eating begins. Sunset
Chef Charlie Norton's "world famous, no- El Gov
man-left-hungry" rib-eye steaks will take up willing
a goodly portion of the plate. And don't for- supply
get to save room for Paige's "almost equally Bac
famous" banana pudding, volunteer
At 7:30 p.m., it's time to let a few notches er to c
out of your belt and get ready- for the real local b
excitement. More than $25,000 worth of record
contributions and prizes will be distributed In 200
to the guests through silent auctions, public up mo
auctions and raffles. Hundreds of items will marine
be offered. There also will be a ladies' auc- the wor
tion. Flor:
Tickets are $50 for individuals, $80 for ond in
couples and $25 for children. They can 450,0C
be purchased at Preble-Rish and Hannon Last
Insurance in Port St. Joe, all Apalachicola teers (
State Bank locations, Carrabelle Chamber marine
of Commerce in Franklin County and from beach
any Lions Club member. To ri
Additional information or ticket purchas- mation
es can be made by calling (850) 227-7200, picture
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saturday
roving ocean health is a shared
nsibility; volunteers spend hours
ig marine debris from beaches
Lorelines. Still, prevention is the
solution
it: Ocean Conservancy and
o Beach Civic Association's
national Coastal Cleanup is the
s largest single-day volunteer
to help protect the ocean and
dlife. Each year, nearly a half a
volunteers around the world
a few hours removing trash and
from beaches, lakes, rivers and
waterways.
en/where: 8-10 a.m. CT
lay, Sept. 20, at Mexico, Beach,
t Park (at 19th Street next to the
rernor Motel). We encourage all
volunteers to join us. Cleanup
es, water and snacks provided.
ground: During the Cleanup,
eers from around the world gath-
lean up marine debris from our
beaches, lakes and rivers, and
data about the items we find.
)7, 378,000 volunteers picked
ore than 6 million pounds of
e debris in 76 countries around
rld.
ida had 29,800 volunteers (sec-
the U.S.) and collected nearly
00 pounds of marine debris.
year, Mexico Beach's 31 volun-
collected about 720 pounds of
e debris from our 3.1 miles of
and dunes.
register and find additional infor-
about the Cleanup, graphics,
es and more, visit www.ocean-
vancy.org/icc


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Lovebugs


By Roy Lee Carter
Gulf County
Extension Director

The "lovebug" is a
seasonallyabundantmember
of a generally unnoticed
family of small flies related
to gmats and mosquitoes.
The males are about 1/4 inch
and the female's inch in
length, both entirely black
except for red on top of their
thoraxes (middle insect body
segment). Other common
names for this insect include
March flies, double-headed
bugs, honeymoonflies,united
bugs and some names that
are not repeatable. Lovebugs
characteristically appear
in excessive abundance
throughout Florida as male-
female pairs for only a few
weeks every April-May and
August-September. Although
they exist over the entire
state during these months,
they can reach outbreak
levels in some areas and be
absent in others. They are a
nuisance pest, as opposed to
destructive or dangerous, in
areas where they accumulate
in large numbers.
Two generations of
lovebugs occur each year.
The adult populations take
flight during April-May,
August-September and are
present for approximately
four weeks. Mating takes
place almost immediately
after emergence of the
females, since adult females
live only a few days. That is
why lovebugs are attached
when flying. During the
mating process, the male
lovebug attaches to the
female and only separates
during the daytime while
resting on vegetation. They
never separate during flight
or at night. Successful
mating takes as long as 12
hours, and the female dies
within 86 hours of laying
eggs.
You have probably
noticed that lovebugs like to
hang around gas stations.


Automobile exhaust fumes,
heat from the engines and
the vibrations of the vehicles
attract lovebugs, which often
splatter against the front of
you car. A buildup on the
radiator may cause cars to
overheat, their bodies on the
windshield can reduce driver
visibility, and fluid from their
bodies can damage paint.
Several things can lessen
the problem. By traveling
at night, motorists can
avoid the
insects;
lovebugs
reachpeak
activity at
10 a.m.
and stop
is flying at
Sdusk.
'Traveling
Roy Lee Carter slower will
reduce the
number of bugs spattered. A
mesh screen in front of the
grill will keep the radiator
fins from clogging and
protect the finish on the front
of the car. If a large screen is
not used in front of the grill,
at least place a small screen
behind the grill in front of
the radiator.
Washing lovebugs
carcasses from vehicles
within one day will help
to reduce paint damage.
Lovebugs are more easily
removed, and the chance
of damaging the finish is
lessened, if the car has been
waxed recently. Soaking for
several minutes with water
aids in removal. When
lovebugs are numerous,
some motorists spread a
light film of baby oil over the
front of the hood, about the
windshield and on the grill
and bumper. This practice
will make removal a simpler
task.
For more information on
lovebugs, please contact the
Gulf County Cooperative
Extension Service @
639-3200 or 229-2909.
Website for edis publication
ENY-329.


A s "-zThe friendly place to worship!

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




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

Pastor Howard Riley Welcomes Everyone


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

www.faithbiblepsj.net
861 20th Street Port St. Joe 229-6707
Home of Faith Christian School


BBB: beware


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


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


Tyndall Federal Credit Union

Announces 2009 Calendar


post-storm scams Photography Contest


Your Better Business
Bureau serving northwest
Florida warns homeowners
affected by Tropical Storm
Flay that scam artists will try
to take advantage of the chaos
during the cleanup. Your
BBB advises homeowners:
Don't be pressured
into making an immediate
decision on a permanent
repair. Make temporary
repairs if necessary.
Check with your
insurance company about
policy coverage and specific
filing requirements. Save
all receipts, including those
for repairs, food, temporary
lodging or other expenses
that may be covered under
your policy.
Shop around for
contractors, get at least
three competitive bids
from properly-licensed
contractors, check out
references (of at least a year
old). If possible, homeowners
should visit and inspect
completed projects.
Contact your BBB for a
free Reliability ReportT on a
specific business by calling
850.429.0002 or starting
with bbb.org. BBB also
provides industry reference
lists of all BBB Accredited
Businesses within a specific
industry free-of-charge. All
BBB Accredited Businesses
have agreed to uphold BBB
standards for ethics in
the marketplace.


Be wary of door-to-door
workers who claim to have
left-over repair materials
from a nearby job or who do
not have a permanent place
of business.
Be leery if a worker
shows up on your doorstep
to announce your home is
unsafe. If you are concerned
about possible structural
damage in your home, have
an engineer, architect or
building official inspect it.
Prepare a written
contract agreement with
anyone you hire. Make sure
oral promises are included
in the written contract,
including warranties on
materials or labor. Make
sure the written contract
includes the contractor's full
name, address, telephone
number and professional
license number. Never sign a
partial or blank contract.
Ensure the contractor
will apply for all building
permits in his or her name
so that if the contractor's
work does not pass
inspection, you cannot be
held financially responsible
for any corrections that must
be made.
Never pay for all repairs
in advance, and do not pay
cash.
For additional information
and advice you can trust
on hiring a contractor and
disaster recovery, start with
bbb.org


Healthy Start


"Building on Your



Foundation" One


Boyd Staff Holds Office Dfay onterence


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
9:30 a.m. 11:30 a.m. EDT
Gulf County Courthouse Administrative Annex
Port St. Joe


The Healthy Start Coalition of Okaloosa and Walton
Counties is sponsoring a one-day Maternal and Child
Health Conference, Building on Your Foundation, on
Friday, Oct.. 10 at the Emerald Coast Conference Center.
Nationally known keynote speakers George R. Williams,
with National Center for Fathering, and William R. Lile,
OB/GYN, Pensacola, will present.
This conference is for any professional who provides
service for mothers, babies and families. Seven Continuing
Education Units are available for licensed nurses,
midwives, social workers, marriage and family therapists
and mental health counselors.
The cost for early registration is $80 with an additional
$15 for CEUs and includes breakfast, lunch and afternoon
snack. For more information, please call Healthy Start
at (850) 833-9284 or you may register and pay online
through our website at www.healthystartokawalton.org


Tyndall will
select the 12 best
photographs of
the American flag
for use in its 2009
member calendar

Tyndall Federal Credit
Union will take a different
approach to producing the
annual member calendar.
The 2009 calendar
photography will come
exclusively from Tyndall
members who want to
show off their photography
skills!
The theme of the 2009
calendar will be the
'American flag; therefore,
Tyndall will be looking for
the 12 best photographs
of the American flag. Each
member can submit up
to three entries and the
deadline for entries is
Oct. 21, 2008. Both full
color and black and white
photographs are eligible for
this contest. Please visit
tyndall.org/calendar for
complete details and official
contest rules.
Tyndall has been
producing member
calendars for many years.


This year will be the first
time that the credit union
members themselves will
actually create the images
used in the calendar. Once
the calendar has been
produced, members can
request a complimentary
copy at all Tyndall branches
while supplies last.
"At Tyndall we are proud
of our heritage, community
and country and what can
be better than showcasing
the American flag," said Jim
Warren, President and CEO
of Tyndall. "Our annual
calendar program is always
very popular with our
members; now our annual
calendar will be created by
our members!"
Tyndall Federal is a
federally chartered, not-for-
profit financial cooperative
serving over 100,000
members worldwide with
assets of more than $900
million. Currently, Tyndall
has branches in Panama
City, Panama City Beach,
Tyndall Air Force Base,
Lynn Haven, Parker, Port
St. Joe, Mary Esther and
Marianna. Additionally,
new branches in East
Panama City Beach and
Chipley will be opening
later this year.


A 50+ Checklist


to Staying Healthy


In order to obtain
the goals of the Divided
We Fail messages of
affordable quality health
care, changes must first
be made individually.
(Visit DividedWeFail.
org DividedWeFail.org> for
more information by
clicking About the Issues'
issues/dividedwefail/about_
issues/our_platform.html >
followed by 'Our Platform'
issues/dividedwefail/about_
issues/ourplatform.html
> ) Staying healthy and
working to keep it that way
is an important aspect of
everyday life. With the help
of the new lists released
by The U.S. Agency for
Healthcare Research and
Quality, everyone 50+ can
learn steps to get and stay
healthy.
'"As we age, what we
need to do to stay healthy
begins to change. These
new easy-to-read checklists'
help Americans age 50 and
older realize the important
steps they can take to stay
healthy," AHRQ Director Dr.
Carolyn M. Clancy said.
According to this list, the
top five daily steps to stay
health are as follows:
Be tobacco free.
Be physically active.
Eat a healthy diet.
Stay at a healthy
weight.
If you drink alcohol,


drink only in moderation.
Also, men are encouraged
to get their blood pressure
and cholesterol tested
frequently, and to check
for certain types of health
problems such as diabetes,
colorectal cancer, and
aortic aneurysms. For
women, blood pressure and
cholesterol should also be
regularly tested, but breast
cancer, cervical cancer, and
depression assessments
should be considered,
especially if these illnesses
are common throughout
families.
Along with these tips for
a healthy lifestyle.- AHRQ
includes a screening test
form which you can bring
to your doctors' office to
ensure that all needed
health steps have been
taken, and all questions
have been answered.
The Divided We Fail
message believes that
staying healthy is not just
an important national issue,
but an individual one as well.
For more information about
how to make the change to
a healthier lifestyle, visit
ahrq.gov/ppip/women50.
htm gov/ppip/women50.htm>
for the women's checklist
and ahrq.gov/ppip/men50.
htm gov/ppip/men50.htm>
for the men's. With these
resources, staying healthy.
has never been so easy.


Found Watch

A watch was found at St. Joe Marina. If it's yours,
please call 227-1074.



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111 North 22nd Street, Mexico Beach, FL 32410
Sunday Worship Services:
8:30 a.m. Traditional Worship
9:45 a.m CST Bible Study
11:00 a.m. Contemporary Worship
Open Hearts. Open minds. Open doors.
The people of Mexiic lech Ulited Methodist (inrhk
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Rev. Ted Lovelace, Pastor Church/Office: 648-8820


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"Touching Lives with the Love of Jesus"
Join us in worship . Apolachict -nam. City
10:30 Sunday Morning Hwy. 98
7:00 Wednesday Evening < H 98
Pastors Andrew

Cathy Rutherford Reid Ave.huh
Rhema Bible Training Center graduates -lyean
Visit our website at: familylifechurch.net ,Wewahitchka
323 Reid Avenue Port St. Joe 229-LIFE (5433)


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102 THIRD STREET PORT ST. JOE
Buddy Caswell, Minister of Music & Education
Bobby Alexander, Minister to Students


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


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Port St. Joe
S.A.EE. 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 that can help! The program is available to
children ages 4-18.
Mentees Needed
Oh, what a difference an hour can make! Become a
mentor today!
For more information contact us at the office at
(850) 229-7781, by fax at (850) 229-7706 or by visiting
www.youthinactionofpc.com
Youth In Action Inc., 504 6th St. Port St. Joe, FL
32456


Church of Christ
at the Beachles
Established 33 AD in Jerusalemn


We meet at ~- 350 FireLhouse Road
Overstreet ~ S50.G4=7.1623
Sunday B9be Study 1000 a.m. ESu T
Sunday Worship Tho arm. tBT
Wednesday Bible Study 70:o p~m. ESr
"We are about our Father's business"




CHURCH OF CHRIST
MEETS
Singing: 9 a.m. Sunday
Worship: 9:30 a.m. Sunday
Call 229-8310
WRITE FOR FREE EIGHT LESSON BIBLE STUDY
P. O. Box 758 Port St. Joe, FL 32457
Corner of 20th Street & Marvin Avenue
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WWJD? (What would Jesus do?) This sounds very
nice, until you realize that it is asking for your opinion.
You don't need to read much of the Bible to find out that
God isn't interested in your opinion until you bring your
opinion into line with His commandments and His word.
I suggest that it would be more useful to talk about
WDJD. (What did Jesus do?) Yes, He died for our sins
so that we could avoid eternity in hell and go to heaven.
But, what about the other 3V2 years He spent in ministry,
walking, praying, preaching, healing, teaching and casting
out demons? What did Jesus do?
Act 1: At the beginning of His earthly ministry he went
to John the Baptist, and WAS BAPTIZED. (Luke 3:21)
Act 2: Then HE PRAYED, and "heaven was opened and
the HOLY SPIRIT DESCENDED IN BODILY FORM LIKE
A DOVE upon Him. (Luke 3:22)
Act 3: He was FILLED WITH THE HOLY SPIRIT, and
was LED by the Spirit into the wilderness. (Luke 4:1)
Act 4: He talked with Satan, and rejected his tempta-
tions. (Luke 4:1 13)
Act 5: He returned IN THE POWER OF THE SPIRIT...
and taught in their synagogues. (Luke 4:15)
And He did many other wonderful things in the power
of the Holy Spirit. The Apostle Peter tells us that, it is not
the physical act of baptism that is important, but what it
represents. (1 Peter 3:21) He wrote that it is "NOT THE
REMOVAL OF THE FILTH OF THE FLESH, BUT THE
ANSWER OF A GOOD CONSCIENCE TOWARD GOD."
In writing to the Roman church, the Apostle Paul wrote,
"Therefore we were buried with Him through baptism into
death, that just as Christ was raised from the dead by the
glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in new-
ness of life" (Romans 6:4).
Paul also wrote that "IF anyone is in Christ, he (or she)
is a NEW CREATION; old things have passed away; behold


Wake up from Your Slee

Its Later Than You Think


James 3:1-8
"My brethren, be not many
masters, knowing that we shall
receive the greater condemna-
tion. For in many things we
offend all. If any man offend not
in word, the same is a perfect
man, and able also to bridle
the whole body. Behold, we put
bits in the horses' mouths, that
they may obey us; and we turn
about their whole body. Behold
also the ships, which though
they be so great, and are driven
of fierce winds, yet are they
turned about with a very small
helm, whithersoever the gover-
nor listeth. Even so the tongue
is a little member, and boasteth
great things. Behold, how great a
matter a little fire kindleth! And
the tongue is a fire, a world of
iniquity: so is the tongue among
our members, that it defileth
the whole body, and setteth on
fire the course of nature; and it
is set on fire of hell. For every
kind of beasts, and of birds,
and of serpents, and of things
in the sea, is tamed, and hath
been tamed of mankind: But
the tongue can no man tame; it
is an unruly evil, full of deadly
poison.
Who is a wise man and
endued with knowledge among
you? let him shew out of a good
conversation his works with


meekness of wisdom. But if ye
have bitter envying and strife
in your hearts, glory not, and
lie not against the truth. This
wisdom descendeth not from
above, but is earthly, sensual,
devilish. For where envying and
strife is, there is confusion and
every evil work. But the wisdom
that is from above is first pure,
then peaceable, gentle, and easy
to be intreated, full of mercy
and good fruits, without par-
tiality, and without hypocrisy.
And the fruit of righteousness
is sown in peace of them that
make peace."
. The way people run the
world, they think wrong, like
Jesus is not coming back to
rule the world, not man. We are
getting by down here, but Jesus
is coming back, and he will pay
everyone to the thing they hath
done and are doing now. God
has no respect of a person. We
all better treat one another right
on this Earth while we have a
chance. Do it now.
God gave me this work to do.
I'm giving you the word from
the Bible. May God ever bless
you.
I love you all no matter who
you are. God love us all the
same.
With love in Jesus Name.
Mother Freeman


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




SWorship with us at
Jong Avenue Baptist ChurchJ%
'.. ere Faith, Family dFriendship are fout.
Bible Study Sunday: 9:15am
Worship: 10:30am and 7:00pmr
Wednesday
A variety of ministries for all ages beginning at 6:30 pm

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


all things have become new." You see? By being baptized,
Jesus declared Himself to be dead to the desires of the
world, and that He would be walking in obedience to His
heavenly Father.
The mistake made by many is to assume the things
Jesus did, He did by His power as the Son of God. Yes,
He was the Son of God, but that is not where He got the
power to do His mighty works. He told the Pharisees that
He cast out demons BY THE SPIRIT OF GOD. (Matthew
12:27-28) He also taught that His disciples would do
greater works than He. (John 14:12) How could this be
possible?
Because Jesus did what He did on earth, not by His
power as the Son of God, but by the power of the Holy
Spirit. And if we are to do the works of God, we must also
do them by the power of the Holy Spirit. 1
Paul wrote that we should not only look out for oui
own interests, but also for the interests of others. THAT'S
WHAT JESUS DID, AND THAT'S WHAT WE SHOULD
DOI Many do not understand that when Jesus took on
human flesh, He humbled Himself, and became like us.
After His death on the cross, and His resurrection, God
highly exalted Him to His present position as King of
Kings and Lord of Lords. (Philippians 2:4-11)
At the Mexico Beach Christian Worship Center, we seek
to do what God would want us do. Our services begin
with a time of greeting and fellowship at 9:30 a.m. CT
Sunday. Worship begins at 9:45 a.m.. We worship at the
Mexico Beach Civic Center on 105 N. 31st St., which is
behind the Beach Walk gift shop, just off U.S. 98.
God Bless,
Pastor Tim Morrill
Mexico Beach Christian Worship Centetr
pastor@mexicobeachcwc.coni


n. RELIGION BRIEFS


Cypress Methodist
Homecoming Sept. 28
The Cypress United Methodist Church
will sponsor it annual homecoming event
Sept. 28. Everyone is invited to join with us.
Services will start at 10:30 a.m.
The Rev. Jim Harbert will be delivering
the message for the day. Music and singing
will be by the Rev. 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, on Cemetery Road in
Cypress, is the old Cypress School building.

St. Andrew's Episcopal
Heritage Day Sept. 27
St. Andrew's Episcopal Church invites
members past and present and the public to
join in our Heritage Day Celebration from 3-5
p.m. Sept. 27. The church is at 1608 Baker's
Court in Panama City. A fun and exciting time
is planned with "Rocking chair story-telling"
and refreshments. Come and renew or build
friendships as we celebrate our rich past
and place in our Lord's world. The celebra-
tion will culminate in a performance with the
New Gulf Coast Community Choir under the
direction of Mr. Grady.

Women's Day Sept. 21
A special Women's Daywill be at Philadelphia
Primitive Baptist Church on Sunday, Sept. 21.
Services will begin at 10 a.m. with a church
school session and continue at 11 a.m. with
worship services with a panel of seven dynam-
ic women of God speaking on the attributes of
dynamic women of God. The church is at 259
Ave. D, and everyone is invited.


S "Our Church can be your home"

first Church of the Nazarene
420 Long Avenue Port St. Joe, Ftorida 32456
(850) 229-9596

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


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


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

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


FIRST UNITED
METHODIST CHURCH
Constitution and Monument Port St. Joe


Sunday:
Contemporary Service 9:00 a.m. ET
Sunday School: 10:00 a.m. ET
Traditional Worship: 11:00 a.m. ET
Wednesday:
Youth: 5:30p.m. ET
7KChoir: 7:00 p.m. ET


850) 227-1724
Rev. Mac Fulcher
Pastor
Ann Comforter Jeremy Dixon
Music Director Youth Minister
Deborah Loyless
Director of Children Ministries


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Sunday School 9:45
Sunday Worship Service 10:45
Wednesday Cafe 5 pm 613 Madison St.
Wednesday 6:15 Port St. Joe, FL 32456
Adult Bible Study 850-227-1837
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8:00 and 11:00 a.m. (EST) Sunday School 9:45
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The first day of school for Miss Debbie's
Little Darlin's saw many happy little faces.
Mrs. Mandy Cothran, K-4 aide, helped
Mrs. Debbie Burch welcome the delightful
youngsters, most of who are returning for
their second year at FCS. These proud
children have "moved across the hall" to
the older kids' room, ready to embark
on a new adventure in learning in "Miss
Debbie's class."
Faith Christian begins teaching our
children the fundamentals of phonics at
an early age in order to equip them to be
better learners as they progress in their
academic program. English is a phonetic
language, and must be taught as such.
Because phonics is a logical examination
of our complex language, the student who
masters its essentials is better equipped
to understand other logic based subjects,
such as mathematics.
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Avenue wing, the first, second and third
grades joined together to enhance their
understanding of the importance of good
hygiene. Mrs. Laney Kennedy gave a very
effective presentation on germs, where to
find them, and how to avoid or get rid of
them. Sitting in a circle around the room,
the children listened intently as she told a
story about a girl who neglected to wash
her hands from morning to evening. Each
time she came into contact with germs,
Miss Laney had the children tear the
multicolored paper ,strips she had given
them into two parts. By the time school
was out, the girl had come in contact with
so many germs that it was very hard to
tear the stacks of papers. The girl in the
story had begun to sniff by then, and sure
enough, she sneezed. Of course the children
"sneezed" into their hands filled with paper
bits and the "germs" went flying all over the
room! The children got the message. I've
noticed a lot more hand-washing and use of
hand sanitizer since then. Thank you, Miss
Laney. We look forward to more visits.
The Godfrey Hall wing has recently
had a bell system installed. Having done
without for so many years, we have become
accustomed to watching the clock. Having


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Diabetes Workshop


Because of the number
children being monitored
and or diagnosed with
.diabetes here in Gulf
County, the North Port St.
Joe Youth Initiative and the
Gulf County School Health
Services will sponsor a one
hour workshop on Tuesday,
Sept. 23, at 5:30 p.m. in
the Philadelphia Primitive
Baptist Church Fellowship
Room. School Health Nurse,


Laney Kennedy will present
information on prevention
and living with diabetes
as the disease relates to
children and families. All
parents and care givers and
interested individuals are
encouraged to attend. For
further information, contact
Minnie Likely at 229-8155
or" Laney Kennedy at Port
St. Joe Elementary School
Health Services office.


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By: Meredith Todd

Senior News:
We will be ordering caps
and gowns soon! The
cost will be $65.00 which
includes your senior t-shirt,
senior class dues, and your
cap and gown. Please make
sure to letyourparents know.
Also, we will be 'ordering
invitations in October. You
must make an $80 deposit.
Congratulations to the
2008-2009 Senior Executive
Board: Emily Baxley, Tayler
Byrd, Anna Cordova, Torie
Greer, Kayla Minger, Jessi
Moore, Jesse Raffield,
Lauren Sisk, Jessica
Tidwell, Meredith Todd,
and Kaelyn Jo Williams.

Junior News:
Juniors, you are
responsible for raising funds
for the 2009 junior/senior
prom. Please pay your $20
dues to Treasurer Chellsey
O'Neill. If you do not pay
these dues, you will not be
attending prom! Also, any
junior or parents of juniors
interested in signing up. for
the concession stand at any
home football game may
do so in Mrs. Newsome's
office.

Sports:
--Both boys and girls
soccer conditioning has
begun. Practices are
Monday, Tuesdays, and
Thursday at the soccer
fields; times will vary
so make sure you ask
Coach McDonald for more
information.
--Girls Volleyball practice
is from 4-6 p.m. They
have a game on the 16th of
September at Wewahitchka,
J.V at 5:30 p.m. and varsity
at 6:30 p.m. They have
another game on the 18th of
September at West Gadsen,
J.V at 5:00 p.m. and varsity
at 6 p.m. There is also a
Gulf Coast Tournament on
the 20th of September; the
girls will be pulling out at 9
a.m. Bring your game faces!
--Any girl interested
in trying out for the girls
basketball team, sign-
ups are in the office. Also
practices are being held
at Washington Rec. every
Saturday morning at 9:00a.
m.
--Cross country practice
is everyday from 3- 4 p.m.
--There is a home football
game against Blountstown
Friday September 19th at
8 p.m., so come out and
support our Tiger Sharks!!

Short Briefs:
--Newly improved High
School Website (with
Calendar of Events):
fl.us>.
--Seniors can also sign up
to work in the concession
stand to receive volunteer
community service hours.
--Yearbook photos: senior
re-takes-formal/informal
and underclassmen will
be taken on the 30th of
September.
--2008 yearbooks are still
available in the front office
for $55.00. Also, class of
2008 seniors please pick
up your yearbooks in Mrs.
Taylor's office as soon as
possible!!
--Students, if you are
absent please remember to
turn in your absentee notes
to Mrs. Newsome in the
Guidance office.
--There will be a S.G.A
district meeting the morning
of September 20th. See
Kayla Minger or Mrs. White
for more details.


NOTICE OF SMALL SCALE

MAP AMENDMENT

LAND USE CHANGE

The Gulf County Board of County Commissioners
proposes to adopt by ordinance the following:

ORDINANCE NO. 2008 -

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE
COMPREHENSIVE PLAN OF GULF
COUNTY, FLORIDA BY AND THROUGH
PROCEDURES REQUIRED FOR SMALL-
SCALE MAP AMENDMENTS PURSUANT
TO AUTHORITY UNDER STATE STATUES
SECTION 163.3187, SPECIFICALLY
CHANGING A PORTION PARCEL
ID #02975-000R, #02978-000R,
#02977-OOOR, 10.0 ACRES OF LAND
LYING AND BEING PART OF SECTIONS
17, 19, 20, TOWNSHIP 7 SOUTH, RANGE'
10 WEST, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA FROM
AGRICULTURAL TO MIXED COMMERCIAL/
RESIDENTIAL PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE
DATE.

A Public Hearing on this ordinance will be held at
the Gulf County Board of County Commissioners
meeting on Tuesday, September 23, 2008, at
6:00 p.m. EST, in the Gulf County Commission
Meeting Room at the Gulf County Court House,
1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, FL. A
copy of the ordinance is available for inspection
at the Gulf County Court House in the Clerk's
Office.

All interested parties are encouraged to
appear at the meeting to be heard regarding
the consideration of the comprehensive plan
amendment ordinance.















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Important Dates:
September 12, 2008
College Day at PSJHS from
9:00-10:30
September 18, 2008
Open House/Progress
Reports and Science Fair
Orientation at 5:30
September 30, 2008
Pep Rally (Time to be
announced)
Pinnacle
The new Pinnacle
passwords have been
released and are available
for pick-up.. Please call
227-3211 to make an
appointment with Mrs.
Dixon to get your student's
Pinnacle password. When
you come to the school
to pick up your student's
Pinnacle password, please
make sure you bring a
picture I.D. with you. The
pinnacle passwords are new
for the 6th grade students
and new students only this
year. If your student is a
7th or 8th grader and your
old Pinnacle username and
password is not working,
please call Mrs. Dixon at
227-3211.
For those of you who are
not familiar with Pinnacle,
it is an online grade book
that can be accessed
through the Gulf County
Schools website, www.gulf..


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This online grade book
makes it easy for parents
to keep track of their
student's grades without
having to contact teachers
or wait for progress reports
to come home. I encourage
all parents to pick up
their student's Pinnacle
passwords. If you do not
have a computer at home,
you can use the computers
in the Opportunity Center
at the high school or the
computers in the public
library to access the
Pinnacle website.
Parent-Volunteers
If you are interested
in becoming a parent
volunteer at Port St. Joe
Middle School, please
contact Mrs. Dixon at 227-
3211 or adixon@gulf.kl2.
fl.us kl2.fl.us> to find out more
about the opportunities
available for volunteers.
You can help make a
difference in the life of a
student here at Port St. Joe
Middle School by donating
your time.
Tutoring
Tutoring will be available
this year at PSJMS through
the Norris D. Langston
Foundation. Beginning
on Sept. 15 tutors will be


available from 2:45-5:45
p.m. Monday-Thursday
to assist student with
homework and skills that
need improvement. If you
are interested in having
your student participate
. in this program please
call 227-3211 -or stop by
the school and ask for a
permission slip to sign your
child up for tutoring.
Game Plan.
Today teens are faced
with incredible pressures
to become sexually active.
Being aware of these
challenges and pressures
as well as the resulting
physical, emotional, mental,
and social consequences of
such activity, Port St.. Joe
Middle School has chosen
to implement the Game
Plan Abstinence Program
as part of our health
education curriculum. This
curriculum uses a positive
approach to help students
consider their future
goals and dreams and to
recognize the benefits of
sexual abstinence until
marriage. The eight session
program helps teens to
formulate a game plan for
their future and help them
decide for themselves that
'abstinence is the healthiest
choice.


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 throughout 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 complimentary
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 classic beach ball and
hoola-hoop relays plus a
few new games like bobbing
for Barbie's. In the end the
seniors proved superior
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 teachers
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
businesses, community


leaders, and citizens for
making 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


Mexico Beach Resident Receives Degree from Western Governors University


Erin Dickinson of Mexico Beach has
graduated from Western Governors
University with a Post Baccalaureate
Teacher Preparation Program in Elementary
Education.
Western Governors University (www.
wgu.edu) is a fully-accredited, non-profit,


online university that was created by 19
western states governors to give access to
education for adult-learners. WGU, which
is competency-based, offers undergraduate
and graduate degrees in information
technology, business, teacher education
and healthcare.


October is Disability Month


Resolution
Whereas, October 1-10,
2008 has been designated
"Disability History and
Awareness" weeks by the
Florida State Legislature.
Whereas, students with
disabilities have been educated
in Gulf County Public School
System since the passage of EPL.
94-142 by Congress.
Whereas, Gulf County
School Board has over 100
teachers, paraprofessionals,
contracted staff, support staff
and administrators committed
to providing quality educational
services to students with
disabilities.
Whereas, Exceptional


Student Education offers
students with special needs
experiences that encourage
individuals to develop increased
self-esteem resulting in
students gaining pride in being
an individual with a disability,
obtaining postsecondary
education, entering the
workforce and contributing to
their communities.
Whereas, Gulf County
School Board has over 500
students identified with
special needs who receive a
quality education in the Least
Restrictive Environment
Whereas, Gulf County
School Board supports the
goal of disability history and
awarenessinstructionto ensure


better treatment for individuals
with disabilities and increased
attention to preventing bullying
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 disabilities.
Passed and adopted this
11th day of September, 2008.


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Woman Acquitted in Capital Rape Case


By David Angier
Florida Freedom
Newspapers
A Gulf County jury
acquitted a woman Tuesday
of a rape charge that would
have put her behind bars
for life.
Jurors deliberated after
a one-day trial for about
an hour before acquitting
Tammy Grice, 30, of capital
sexual battery. Grice was
accused of performing oral
sex on a 4-year-old boy she
was babysitting sometime
between January 2000 and


December 2001.
A conviction on the
charge carries a mandatory
life sentence.
Grice's lawyer, Jim
Appleman, said after court
that jurors asked to hear
Grice's statement to the
police about 45 minutes
into their deliberation,
then returned with the
verdict shortly thereafter.
Appleman said the
statement, which was
incriminating, was given
under duress and the strain
could be heard in Grice's


voice in the tape recording.
Grice testified officers
told her someone molested
the boy and if it wasn't
her, it must have been her
children.
"She gave the statement
in order to protect her
children," Appleman said.
He said he called as a
witness another boy who
was under Grice's care
during the time of the
allegations. The boy told
jurors that he was not
molested and he never
witnessed any molestation.


Appeals judges deny killer's insanity defense


By David Angier
Florida Freedom
Newspapers
The First District Court
of Appeal denied convicted
murderer Aaron Scott
Garner's request to be let
out of his plea so he could
argue an insanity defense at
trial.
Garner, 34, pleaded no
contest in 2006 to the first-
degree murder of Rebecca
Ann Shepherd, 57, who was
found dead in her Mexico
Beach home July 21, 2005.
Investigators said Garner
told them he beat Shepherd
to death with a piece of
wood and rock because he
felt she was charging him
too much for rent.


Garner entered the plea
knowing he would receive
a life sentence. But at
sentencing, he told Circuit
Judge Dedee Costello
he wanted to withdraw
his plea and go to trial.
Costello, who was filling
in for Circuit Judge Don
T. Sirmons, questioned
Garner about his reasons
for wanting to withdraw the
plea, and Garner changed
his mind and consented to
go forward.
A short time after his
sentencing, Garner filed a
motion asking to withdraw
his plea and saying his
lawyer, Deputy Public
Defender Walter Smith,
was ineffective in handling


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his case and, therefore, his
plea was illegal.
In 2007, Sirmons
heard Garner's argument
at a hearing and. then
denied his motion. Three
appeals judges upheld
Sirmons' ruling this week
unanimously and without
comment.
Sirmons found that
Smith investigated an
insanity plea, but found
nothing in the record that
would support it. He said
there was no doubt Garner
was suffering from a mental
disorder, but his actions
following the murder were
rational and organized,
which would contradict an
insanity defense.


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Employees at Gulf Correctional Institute and North Florida Child Development Inc. are
participating in the "Bikes for Boys and Girls of Gulf County 2008" partnership.



Doubling the Effort in Second


Year of Bikes for Boys and Girls

Gulf Correctional Institute's, Warden Randy Tifft and North Florida Child Development,
Inc.'s Executive Director, Sharon Gaskin, are entering into the second annual "Bikes for
Boys and Girls of Gulf County 2008" 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. by 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 recommendations for children in your
catchment area to receive a bike for Christmas. Your recommendations can be given to
the Guidance Counselor at each Gulf County School District site.
The distribution of the bikes will be held 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 your own bicycles.
2. Donate new or used ones.
3. Drop off the bicycles at the designated fire stations.
4. Drop off parts 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




Make 511 Part of Your


Emergency Preparedness Plan


Statewide system
provides roadway
evacuation information
during emergencies

The Department of
Homeland Security (DHS)
has recognized September
as National Preparedness
Month to encourage
Americans to plan for
emergencies. As Floridians
prepare for hurricanes
and other severe weather,
the Florida Department
of Transportation (FDOT)
is 'reminding residents to
include its free 511 Traffic
Information Service as part
of those emergency plans.
Florida's 511 service
provides information
on highway and


bridge conditions, toll
suspensions, road closures
and evacuation routes. The
free service is accessible
by dialing 511 from a
cell phone, landline or
by visiting www.FL511.
com. Callers can hear real-
time reports on interstate
highways throughout the
state, major metropolitan
roadways and Florida's
Turnpike. The 511 service
is free, however cell phone
minutes apply.
"Our primary goal is to
keep people safe, especially
during severe weather
conditions and hurricanes,"
said FDOT Secretary
Stephanie Kopelousos.
"By dialing 511 or visiting
the FL511.com Web site,


people can stay updated:
with road conditions so'
they can make good travel
decisions."
The DHS suggests:
Americans take four,
steps toward emergency
preparedness:
Get an emergency supply
kit
Make a family emergency
plan
Be informed about
the different types of
emergencies that could
occur and their appropriate,
responses
Get involved in the:
community
For more information,
about National
Preparedness Month, visit
www.ready.gov/america.


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PUBLIC NOTICE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City Commission of the City of Port St. Joe,
Florida, at its meeting on the 7th day of October, 2008, at 6:00 RM., EDT, in
the regular Commission meeting room at the Municipal Building, Port St. Joe,
Florida, will consider for final adoption an Ordinance with the following title:

AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA RELATING
TO LAND DEVELOPMENT REGULATIONS, ADOPTING THE LAND
DEVELOPMENT REGULATION CODE, PROVIDING FOR AUTHORITY,
APPLICABILITY, DEFINITIONS, DEVELOPMENT REVIEW PROCESS,
REPEAL OF PRIOR PROVISIONS AND SEVERABILITY, PROVIDING
FOR ADMINISTRATION AND ENFORCEMENT INCLUDING REVIEW
PROCEDURES FOR MAJOR AND MINOR DEVELOPMENTS, CONTENTS
OF DEVELOPMENT ORDERS, SUBMITTALS, GUARANTEES AND SURETIES
FOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF CITY STAFF AND THE PLANNING
AND DEVELOPMENT REVIEW BOARD, SPECIAL EXCEPTIONS, VARIANCES,
APPEALS, AND FEES, CHARGES AND EXPENSES, PROVIDING FOR LAND
USE TYPE DENSITY AND INTENSITY, ALLOWABLE LAND USES WITHIN
THE CITY, CERTAIN DEVELOPMENT AND SET BACK REQUIREMENTS,
AND AFFORDABLE HOUSING ISSUES, AND PROVIDING FOR RESOURCE
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THE APPLICATION, PERMITTING AND VARIANCE PROCESS, GENERAL
REQUIREMENTS AND RESTRICTIONS, TYPES OF SIGNS AND SPECIFIC
REQUIREMENTS, CONSTRUCTION AND MAINTENANCE STANDARDS
PENALTIES, AND PROVIDING FOR CONSISTENCY AND CONCURRENCY
DETERMINATION INCLUDING A SYSTEM FOR THE MANAGEMENT OF
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OF SERVICE SHALL NOT BE DEGRADED, TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM,
PROPORTIONATE FAIR SHARE MITIGATION, RECREATION FACILITIES,
HURRICANE EVACUATION, AND PUBLIC SCHOOL FACILITIES, AND
PROVIDING FOR SUBDIVISION REGULATIONS INCLUDING PROCEDURES
FOR PLAT APPROVAL, REQUIRED SUBMITTAL STREET IMPROVEMENTS,
PUBLIC USES AND SERVICE AREAS, PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY AND
PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

Copies of the Ordinance are available for public inspection at City of Port St.
Joe City Hall, located at 305 Cecil G. Costin Sr., Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida.
Interested persons may attend and be heard at the public hearing or provide
comments in writing to the City Commissioners, City of Port St. Joe City Hall,
305 Cecil G. Costin, Sr., Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida. Transactions of the public
hearing will not be recorded. Persons wishing to appeal any decision made
during the hearing will need a record of the proceeding and should ensure
a verbatim record is made, including the testimony on which the appeal is
based. Any person who wishes to attend and requires assistance may call the
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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 the 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
IN AND FOR GULF
COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO.: 07-10CA

REGIONS BANK, Plaintiff,

v.

PRESTIGE PROPERTIES
GROUP LLC, DONALD T.
JANOVYAK, ALLAN A.
BUNIAK, and WILUAM C.
HOBSON, Defendants.

NOTICE OF
FORECLOSURE SALE

Notice is hereby given that
the undersigned, Rebecca
L. Norris, Clerk of the Cir-'
cuit Court of Gulf County,
Florida, will on the 2nd day
of October, 2008, at 11
o'clock A.M. (EST), in the
front lobby of the Gulf
County Courthouse, 1000
Cecil G. Costi.,, Sr. Blvd,
Port St. Joe, Florida,
32546, offer for sale and
sell at public outcry to the
highest and best bidder for
cash, the following de-
scribed property situated
in the County of Gulf, State
of Florida, to-wit:

Parcel 1: Commence at
the Northwest corner of
U.S. Government Lot 5,
Section 31, Township 6
South, Range 11 West;
thence South along the
West line of said Govern-
ment Lot 5 for 980.9 feet to
the Southerly Right of Way
line of U.S. Highway 98;
thence South 40 degrees
46 minutes East along said
Right of Way for 1233.36
feet thence North 49 de-
grees 14 minutes East for
100.00 feet to the Northerly
Right of Way line of U.S.
Highway 98; thence North
40 degrees 46 minutes
West along said Right of
Way line for 175 feet to the
Point of Beginning; thence
continue North 40 degrees
46 minutes West along
said Right of Way line for
100 feet; thence North 49
degrees 14 minutes East
for 250 feet; thence South
40 degrees 46 minutes
East for 100 feet; thence
South 49 degrees 14 min-
utes West for 250 feet to
the Point of Beginning.

Parcel 2: Commence at
the Northwest corner of
U.S. Government Lot 5,
Section 31, Township 6
South, Range 11 West;
thence South along the
West line of said Govern-
ment Lot 5 for 980.9 feet to
the Southerly Right of Way
line of U.S. Highway 98;
thence South 40 degrees
46 minutes East along said
Right of Way for 1233.36
feet; thence North 49 min-
utes 14 seconds East for
100.0 feet to the Northerly
Right of Way line of U.S.
Highway 98; thence North
40 degrees 46 minutes
West along said Right of
Way line for 275 feet to the
Point of Beginning; thence
continue North 40 degrees
46 minutes West along
said Right of Way line for
75 feet; thence North 49
degrees 14 minutes East
for 250 feet; thence South
40 degrees 46 minutes
East for 75 feet; thence
South 49 degrees 14 min-
utes West for 250 feet to
the Point of Beginning


pursuant to the final judg-
ment entered in a case
pending in said Court, the
style of which is listed
above. Any person claim-
ing an interest in the sur-


plus 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.

Persons with a disability
who need special accom-
modations must notice the
individual signed below
not later than seven days
prior to the proceeding
which is the subject of this
notice to insure that rea-
sonable accommodations
are available.

WITNESS my hand and of-
ficial seal of this Honorable
Court, this 25th day of Oc-
tober, 2008

REBECCA L. NORRIS
Clerk of Circuit Court
GULF County, Florida
/s/Jasmine Hysmith
Deputy Clerk
September 18 & 25, 2008
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE 14TH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
GULF COUNTY FLORIDA
GENERAL JURISDICTION
DIVISION
CASE NO: 07-446-CA

THE BANK OF NEW YORK
AS TRUSTEE FOR THE
CERTIFICATEHOLDERS
OF ASSET-BACKED CER-
TIFICATES, SERIES
2003-2, PLAINTIFF

VS.

RICHARD LEE MULUNAX
A/K/A RICHARD L. MUL-
LINAX A/K/A RICHARD
MULLINAX; PATRICIA
KELLY MULLINAX A/K/A
PATRICIA KELLY A/K/A
PATRICIA E. KELLY A/K/A
PATRICIA MULUNAX; ANY
AND ALL UNKNOWN PAR-
TIES CLAIMING BY
THROUGH, UNDER, AND
AGAINST THE HEREIN
NAMED INDIVIDUAL
DEFENDANTS) WHO ARE
NOT KNOWN TO BE
DEAD OR ALIVE,
WHETHER SAID UN-
KNOWN PARTIES MAY
CLAIM AN INTEREST AS
SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVI-
SEES, GRANTEES OR
OTHER CLAIMANTS;
JOHN DOE AND JANE
DOE AS UNKNOWN TEN-
ANTS IN POSSESSION,
DEFENDANTS)

NOTICE OF
FORECLOSURE SALE

NOTICE IS HEREBY
GIVEN pursuant to a Sum-
mary Final Judgment of
Foreclosure date August
21, 2008 entered in Civil
Case No. 07-446-CA of the
Circuit Court of the 14TH
Judicial Circuit in and for
GULF County, Port St.
Joe, Florida, I will sell to
the highest and best bid-
der for cash at in the Front
Lobby of the Courthouse
at the GULF County Court-
house located at 1000 5th
Street in Port St. Joe, Flor-
ida, at 11:00 a.m. on the
2nd day of October, 2008
the following described
property as set forth in
said Summary Final Judg-
ment, to-wit:

THE LAND REFERRED TO
IN THIS EXHIBIT ID LO-
CATED IN THE COUNTY
OF GULFAND THE STATE
OF FLORIDA IN DEED
BOOK 257 PAGE 964 AND
DESCRIBED AS FOL-
LOWS:

PARCEL 1:
COMMENCE AT A 6"
SQUARE ST. JOE PAPER
COMPANY CONCRETE
MONUMENT MARKING
THE NORTHWEST COR-
NER OF THE NORTHEAST
QUARTER OF THE
SOUTHEAST- QUARTER
OF SECTION 3, TOWN-
SHIP 4 SOUTH, RANGE
10 WEST GULF COUNTY,
FLORIDA; THENCE GO
SOUTH 89 DEGREES 12
MINUTES 35 SECONDS
EAST FOR A DISTANCE
OF 412.59 FEET ALONG
THE NORTH BOUNDARY
LINE OF THE NORTH-
EAST QUARTER OF THE
SOUTHEAST QUARTER
(AS MONUMENTED);
THENCE GO SOUTH 34
DEGREES 55 MINUTES 25
SECONDS WEST FOR A
DISTANCE OF 462.14
FEET; THENCE SOUTH 10
DEGREES 45 MINUTES 00
SECONDS EAST FOR A
DISTANCE OF 418.55
FEET FOR THE POINT OF
THE BEGINNING, FROM
SAID POINT OF BEGINN-
ING GO SOUTH 89 DE-
GREES 12 MINUTES 35
SECONDS EAST FOR A
DISTANCE OF 350.59
FEET; THENCE GO
SOUTH 00 DEGREES 47
MINUTES 25 SECONDS
WEST FOR A DISTANCE
OF 321.17 FEET TO THE
NORTHERLY RIGHT OF
WAY LINE OF FIELD-
STONE LANE (HAVING A
66 FOOT WIDE RIGHT OF
WAY); THENCE GO
NORTH 89 DEGREES 12
MINUTES 35 SECONDS
WEST ALONG SAID
NORTHERLY RIGHT OF
WAY LINE FOR A DIS-
TANCE OF 282.76 FEET
TO A POINT OF INTER-
SECTION WITH THE
EASTERLY RIGHT OF
WAY LINE OF LONG
MEADOW DRIVE (HAVING
A 66 FOOT WIDE RIGHT
OF WAY); THENCE GO
NORTH 10 DEGREES 45
MINUTES 00 SECONDS
WEST ALONG SAID EAST-
ERLY RIGHT OF WAY
LINE FOR A DISTANCE


OF 339.02 FEET TO THE
POINT OF BEGINNING.
SAID PARCEL CONTAIN-
ING 2.41 ACRES, MORE
OR LESS.

ALSO


| 1100
PARCEL 2:
COMMENCE AT A 6 INCH
SQUARE ST. JOE PAPER
COMPANY CONCRETE
MONUMENT MARKING
THE NW CORNER OF HE
NE 1/4 OF THE SE 1/4 OF
SECTION E, TOWNSHIP 4
SOUTH, RANGE 10 WEST,
GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA;
THENCE GO SOUTH 89
DEGREES 12' 35" EAST
FOR A DISTANCE OF
412.59 FEET ALONG THE
NORTH BOUNDARY UNE
OF THE NE 1/4 OF THE
SE 1/4 (AS MONU-
MENTED); THENCE GO
SOUTH 34 DEGREES 55'
28" WEST FOR A DIS-
TANCE OF 349.12 FEET
FOR THE POB; THENCE
GO SOUTH 55 DEGREES
04'32" EAST FOR A
DISTANCE OF 19.97
FEET; THENCE GO
NORTH 34 DEGREES
55'28" EAST FOR A DIS-
TANCE OF 285.02 FEET;
THENCE GO SOUTH 89
DEGREES 12'35" EAST
FOR A DISTANCE OF
194.44 FEET; THENCE GO
SOUTH 00 DEGREES 47'
25" WEST FOR A
DISTANCE OF 728.36
FEET; THENCE GO
NORTH 89 DEGREES
12'35" WEST FOR A DIS-
TANCE OF 350.59 FEET;
THENCE GO NORTH 10
DEGREES 45'00" WEST
FOR A DISTANCE OF
418.56 FEET; THENCE GO
NORTH 34 DEGREES
55'28" EAST FOR A DIS-
TANCE OF 113.02 FEET;
TO THE POB. SAID PAR-
CEL CONTAINING 5.95
ACRES, MORE OR LESS.

TOGETHER WITH A 1990
MERIT LIVESTOCK,
TRIPLE-WIDE MOBILE
HOME VIN#
HMLCP40023885930A,
HMLCP40023885930B,
AND
HMLCP40023885930C.

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 pend-
ens, must file a claim
within 60 days after the
sale.
Dated this 22nd day of Au-
gust, 2008.

Rebecca L. Norris
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
1-800-955-8771 (TDD) or
1-800-922-8770, via
F I o r i d a
Relay Service.
'September 18 & 25, 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
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 ESTABUSHED 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


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STATE OF FLORIDA, IN
AND FOR GULF COUNTY
CASE NO.: 07-75PR

IN RE: The Estate of


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
Plaintiffs 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
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
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
and set forth in the Order
of Final Judgment, to-wit:

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

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


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vance of your court ap-
pearance or visit to the
courthouse as possible. If
you are hearing impaired


HARRY R LOWRY,
Decedent.

NOTICE OF
ADMINISTRATION

The administration of the
Estate of HARRY P
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.

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

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.: 08-41PR

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

NOTICE OF
ADMINISTRATION

The administration of the
Estate of JOHN C.
SHULER, File No.
08-41 PR, is pending in the
Circuit Court of Gulf
County, Florida, Probate
Division, the address of
which is 1000 Fifth Street,
Port St. Joe, FL 32456.
The name and address of
the Personal Representa-
tive and the Personal
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.


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,

vs.

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


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(TDD) or voice impaired
(V) call 1-800-955-8771.
September 11 & 18, 2008
NOTICE OF APPLICA-
TION FOR TAX DEED

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

Certificate No. 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, Town-
ship 4 South, Range 10
West, Gulf County, Florida,
as per the unrecorded plat
of Stone Creek Acres;
thence run South 89 De-
grees 46 Minutes 00 Sec-
onds East along the North
boundary line of said NE
1/4 of the SE 1/4, as mon-
umented for 247.33 feet for
the POINT OF BEGINN-
ING, from said POINT OF
BEGINNING, 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:
L.E. Adkins & Linda 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., Wednes-
day, the 15th day of Octo-
ber, 2008. Dated this 12th
day of September, 2008.

REBECCAL NORRIS
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT
COURT
GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
BY: Donna L. Ray
Deputy Clerk

Publish: 09/18/08,
09/25/08, 10/02/08,
10/09/08
Ad# 2008-113
NOTICE OF APPLICA-
TION FOR TAX DEED
NOTICE IS HEREBY
GIVEN that Wallace G.
Cooley & Jim Holmes the
holder of the following Tax
Certificate, has filed said
certificate for a tax deed to
be issued thereon. The
certificate number and
year of issuance, the de-
scription of the property,
and the names in which it
was assessed are as fol-
lows:

Certificate No. 150
Application No. 2008 18
Year of Issuance: 2006
R.E, No. 01686-002R

Description of Property:
COMMENCE at the South-
east Corner of Section 14,
Township 4 South, Range
10.West, Gulf County, Flor-
ida, thence North 88 De-
grees 43 Minutes 09 Sec-
onds West, along the
South boundary line of
said Section 14,for 137.71
feet, thence North 19 De-
grees 59 Minutes 53 Sec-
onds West for 102.61 feet;
thence North 58 Degrees
02 Minutes 33 Seconds
West for 160.15 feet;
thence North 19 Degrees
59 Minutes 53 Seconds
West for 61.86 feet, more
or less, to the water's edge
of the West Arm of Dead
Lakes for the POINT OF
BEGINNING, thence South
19 Degrees 59 Minutes 53
Seconds East for 61.86
feet, more or less, thence
South 58 Degrees 02 Min-
utes 33 Seconds East for
160.15 feet; thence South
19 Degrees 59 Minutes 53
Seconds East for 102.61
feet to the South boundary
line of said Section 14;
thence North 88 Degrees
43 Minutes 09 Seconds
West along said South
boundary line for 143.46
feet; thence North 19 De-
grees 59 Minutes 53 Sec-
onds West for 226.11 feet,
more or less, to the
water's edge of the afore-
said West Arm of Dead
Lakes; thence Northeast-
erly along said water's
edge for 37.14 feet, more
or less, to the POINT OF
BEGINNING. Said parcel
of land being in the South-
east Quarter of the South-
east Quarter of Section 14,
Township 4 South, Range
10 West, Gulf County, Flor-
ida, and having an area of
0.52 acres, more or less.
Said land also being sub-
ject to a 20 foot wide
drainage easement along


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the Eastern boundary
thereof, and also being
subject to a 20 foot wide
roadway easement lying
adjacent to the South
boundary line of the afore-
said Section 14, along the
South boundary of said
lands.


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,


10B 0 THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL 0 THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2008


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


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Name in which assessed:
Don C. Rester
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.T, Wednes-
day, the 15th day of Oc-
tober, 2008. Dated this
12th day of September,
2008.

REBECCA L. NORRIS
CLERK OF THE GULF
COUNTY, FLORIDA

BY: Donna L. Ray
Deputy Clerk

Publish: 09/18/08,
09/25/08, 10/02/08,
10/09/08

Ad# 2008-14
NOTICE OF APPLICA-
TION FOR TAX DEED

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

Certificate No. 165
Application No. 2008 21
Year of Issuance: 2006
R.E. No. 01826-050R

Description of Property:
COMMENCE at an iron
pipe at the Northeast Cor-
ner of the Northwest 1/4
(NW 1/4) of Section 23,
Township 4 South, Range
10 West, and extend a line
South 88 Degrees 45 Min-
utes West, Magnetic,
along the North line of said
NW 1/4 for 1324.55 feet;
then turn 89 Degrees 30
Minutes left for 665.5 feet;
then turn 90 Degrees 06
Minutes Left and run
208.71 feet to a concrete
monument for a POINT OF
BEGINNING; thentum 89
Degrees 27 Minutes left
and run 163.03 feet; then
turn 66 Degrees 31 Min-
utes left and run 78 feet;
then turn 113 Degrees 29
Minutes left and run 200
feet, then turn 90 Degrees
06 Minutes left and run 75
feet to the POINT OF BE-
GINNING.

(The above described lot
also described as the East
75 Feet of Parcel No. 2 of
a certain survey by Max W.
Kilbourn, dated 11/5/60).
Said lands being the same
as described in Mortgage
recorded in 0. R. Book 14,
Page 449, of the Public
Records of Gulf County,
Florida, as the Assessment
for said Parcel.

Name in which assessed:
Jackie Marie Jones
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.T., Wednes-
day, the 15th day of Octo-
ber, 2008. Dated this 12th
day of September, 2008.

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

BY: Donna L. Ray
Deputy Clerk

Publish: 09/18/08,
09/25/08, 10/02/08,
10/09/08

Ad# 2008-117
NOTICE OF APPLICA-
TION FOR TAX DEED

NOTICE IS HEREBY
GIVEN that Wallace G.
Cooley & Jim Holmes the
holder of the following Tax
Certificate, has filed said
certificate for a tax deed to
be issued thereon. The
certificate number and
year of issuance, the de-
scription of the property,
and the names in which it
was assessed are as
follows:

Certificate No. 220
Application No. 2008 19
Year of Issuance: 2006
R.E. No. 02652-000R

Description of Property:
BEGIN at the SW Corner
of SE 1/3 of SW 1/4 of
Section 36, Township 4
South, Range 10 West,
and run North 586 Feet,
thence run East 797 feet,
more or less, to SRNo.71
for the POB to the NE Cor-
ner of John Bailey Lot;
thence run Northerly along
the West side of said Road
No. 71 for 102 1/2 feet;
thence run West for 210
feet; thence run Southerly
paralleling Road No. 71 for
1041/2 feettoJohn Baley
Une; thence run East for
210 feet to POB. Contain-
ing 1/2 acre, more or less,
and lying and being in Gulf
County, Florida.

Name n which assessed:
Stephen Norris & Melissa
Mitchell

All of said property being


NOTICE
OF SHERIFF'S SALE

NOTICE IS HEREBY
GIVEN THAT PURSUANT


1 1100
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.T., Wednes-
day the 15th day of Octo-
ber, 2008. Dated this 12th
day of September, 2008.
REBECCA L. NORRIS
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT
COURT
GULF COUNTY FLORIDA
BY: Donna L. Ray
Deputy Clerk

Publish: 09/18/08,
09/25/08, 10/02/08,
10/09/08

Ad# 2008-115
NOTICE OF APPLICA-
TION FOR TAX DEED

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

Certificate No. 35
Application No. 2008 20
Year of Issuance: 2006
R.E. No. 00589-000R
Description of Property:
Lot 4, Block "E", of Unit 1,
Red Bull Island (an unoffi-
cial plat of land) more par-
ticularly described as:
COMMENCE at the South-
east Corner of U. S. Gov-
ernment Lot No. 2, in Sec-
tion 30, Township 4 South,
Range 9 West, in Gulf
County, Florida; thence
run North 145.4 feet along
the Lot line; thence run
North 85 Degrees 04 Min-
utes West 1,283.0 feet,
along the "South right of
way line" of Red Bull Island
Drive; thence run South 04
Degrees 55 Minutes West
125.0 feet along the "West
right of way line" of Palm
Street, to the POINT OF
BEGINNING, thence con-
tinue to run South 04 De-
grees 55 Minutes West
125.0 feet, along the West
right of way line of said
Palm Street, thence run
North 85 Degrees 05 Min-
utes West 100.0 feet;
thence run North 04 De-
grees 55 Minutes East
125.0 feet, thence run
South 85 Degrees 05 Min-
utes East 100.0 feet to the
POINT OF BEGINNING.
Situated in the Northeast
Quarter of the Southwest
Quarter of Section 30,
Township 4 South, Range
9 West, containing 0.3 ac-
res, more or less.

Name in which assessed:
Terri Ann Shecter
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.T, Wednes-
day, the 15th day of Octo-
ber, 2008. Dated this 12th
day of September, 2008.
REBECCA L. NORRIS
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT
COURT
GULF COUNTY FLORIDA
BY: Donna L. Ray
Deputy Clerk

Publish: 09/18/08,
09/25/08, 10/02/08,
10/09/08

Ad# 2008-116
NOTICE OF SALE

The Space Place intends
to sell the personal prop-
erty of below listed storage
units to enforce a lien im-
posed on said property
under the Florida self stor-
age facility act (section
83.801.809 Florida stat-
utes). The undersigned will
sell at public sale by com-
petitive bidding on the
27th of September, at 9:00
a.m. on the premises
where the said property
has been stored at The
Space Place, 625A 15th
Street, Mexico Beach, FL,
32410

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
Notice of Sale
I, Kay Atchinson, rented
storage Unit# 13 from
Beach Storage, for Mr. and
Mrs. Johnny Bickens to
Store personal property.
they have abandoned the
property and made no at-
tempts to pay storage
fees. Mrs Kay Atchinson
will conduct a public sale
October 1, 2008 at 8:00
a.m. at 324 Marina Drive,
Port St. Joe, FL 32456 to
the public to recover per-
sonal expense.

Publish September 18 &
25, 2008








Established 1938 Servino Gulf Counts' and surrounding areas for 67 years THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL 0 THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 18,20080 liD


'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 1/2 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 PUBUC 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.

SSHERIFF
.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 OF SHERIFF'S
SALE

NOTICE IS HEREBY
GIVEN THAT PURSUANT
TO A FINAL JUDGEMENT
ISSUED IN THE CIRCUIT
COURT OF MIAMI-DADE
COUNTY DATED APRIL 2,
S2008 IN THE CAUSE
WHEREIN GULFSIDE
SUPPLY, INC. D/B/A
GULFEAGLE SUPPLY
WAS PLAINTIrF AND
NRG ROOFING, INC. A
FLORIDA CORPORATION
f/k/a ENERGY STAR
ROOFING, INC. AND DA-
VID O'BARR WAS DE-
FENDANTS, BEING CASE
NO. 07-28392-CA-13.

I, JOSEPH NUGENT, AS
SHERIFF' OF GULF
COUNTY, FLORIDA WILL
HAVE LEVIED UPON ALL
THE RIGHT TITLE AND IN-
TEREST OF THE DE-
FENDANTS NRG ROOF-
ING, INC. A FLORIDA
CORPORATION f/k/a EN-
ERGY STAR ROOFING,
INC. AND DAVID O'BARR
IN THE INTEREST OF
PORT ST. JOE BEACH
UNIT NO. 1, LOT 8 ORB
166/690 QC FR WILHITE
MAP #17, BLK 9 AS RE-
-CORDED IN THE PUBLIC
RECORDS IN GULF
COUNTY, FLORIDA A/K/A
341 BAY ST., PORT ST.
JOE, FLORIDA 32456-2004
AND ON THE 14TH OF
OCTOBER 2008 AT THE
FRONT STEPS OF THE
,GULF COUNTY COURT-
,HOUSE IN PORT ST. JOE,
.FLORIDA, AT THE HOUR
.'OF 11:00 A.M. OR AS
SOON AS POSSIBLE, I
WILL OFFER SAID PROP-
ERTY AT PUBLIC OUTCRY
.AND WILL THE SAME,
SUBJECT TO ALL PRIOR
LIENS, ENCUMBRANCES
..AND JUDGEMENTS, IF
ANY, TO THE HIGHEST
BIDDER OR BIDDERS
FOR CASH, THE PRO-
CEEDS TO BE APPLIED
,AS FOR AS MAY BE TO
THE PAYMENT OF COSTS
AND SATISFACTION OF
.THE ABOVE DESCRIBED
EXECUTION.

SHERIFF,
JOE NUGENT

IN ACCORDANCE WITH
ITHE AMERICANS 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.

Publish September 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 a.m., E.T.

Cost for Plans and Specifi-
cations will be $25.00 per
set and is non-refundable.
Checks should be made
payable to PREBLE-RISH,
INC.

The Board of County Com-
missioners reserves the
right to waive informalities
in any bid, to accept
and/or reject any or all
bids, and to accept the bid
that in their judgment will
be in the best interest of
Gulf County.

If you have any questions,
please call David Kennedy
at (850) 227-7200.

BILLY E. TRAYLOR,
CHAIRMAN
Ad #2008-106
September 4, 11
& 18, 2008




REQUEST FOR PRO-
POSAL
PROPOSAL NO. 1

GROUP HEALTH INSUR-
ANCE PROGRAM
GROUP DENTAL INSUR-
ANCE PROGRAM
GROUP LIFE AND STD
INSURANCE PROGRAM

Sealed proposals may be
mailed or hand delivered
to the School Board Ad-
ministrative Offices at 150
Middle School Road, Port
St. Joe, FL 32456. All pro-
posals, with original signa-
ture and three (3) addi-
tional copies, must be re-
ceived by Tuesday, Sep-
tember 23, 2008 at 4:00
p.m. EDT. Proposals re-
ceived after the closing
time will be returned uno-
pened.

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 Den-
tal Insurance" or Proposal
for Group Life and STD
Insurance.

Any questions concerning
the proposal should be ad-
dressed and submitted to
the Schools'
Agent-of-Record and Em-
ployee Benefits Consult-
ant, Todd Torgersen, at
850-433-9996, or FAX
(8501432-5726), or E-mail
(todd@ciscompanies.com).
Combined Insurance
Services' mailing address
is: 2704 North 12th Ave-
nue, Pensacola, FL 32503.
Proposals are not to be
mailed to Combined Insur-
ance Services.

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


Gulf County Schools
Tim Wilder, Superintend-
ent

Publish: September 11 &
18, 2008




STATE OF FLORIDA
DEPARTMENT OF ENVI-
RONMENTAL PROTEC-
TION
NOTICE OF PROPOSED
AGENCY ACTION

City of Port St. Joe
305 Cecil G. Costin, Sr.
Blvd.
Port St. Joe, Florida 32456


Permit
FL0020206
Gulf County


Number:


The Department of Envi-
ronmental Protection gives
Notice of Its Intent to Ap-
prove the Pretreatment
Program Modification of
the City of Port St. Joe,
Florida for Permit Number
FL0020206. The
Pretreatment Program
Modification consists of re-
visions to the City's sewer
use ordinance. The De-
partment file on this matter
is available for public in-
spection during normal
business hours, 8:00 a.m.
to 5:00 p.m., Monday
through Friday, except le-
gal holidays, at Domestic
Wastewater Section, at
2600 Blair Stone Road,
Mail Station 3540, Talla-
hassee, Florida
32399-2400, (850)
245-8605.

The Department will ap-
prove the pretreatment
program modification sub-
mission unless a timely pe-
tition for an administrative
hearing is filed under sec-
tions 120.569 and 120.57
of the Florida Statutes be-
fore the deadline for filing
a petition. The procedures
for petitioning for a hearing
are set forth below.

A person whose substan-
tial interests are affected
by the Department's pro-
posed decision may peti-
tion for an administrative
proceeding (hearing) un-
der sections 120.569 and
120.57 of the Florida Stat-
utes. The petition must
contain the information set
forth below and must be
filed (received by the clerk)
in the Office of General
Counsel of the Department
at 3900 Commonwealth
Boulevard, Mail Station 35,
Tallahassee, Florida
32399-3000.

Petitions by the applicant
or any of the parties listed
below must be filed within
twenty-one days of receipt
of this written notice. Peti-
tions filed by any persons
other than those entitled to
written notice under sec-
tion 120.60(3) of the Flor-
ida Statutes must be filed
within, twenty-one days of
publication of the notice or
within twenty-one days of
receipt of the written no-
tice, whichever occurs first.

Under section 120.60(3) of
the Florida Statutes, how-
ever, any person who has
asked the Department for
notice of agency action
may file a petition within
twenty-one days of receipt
of such notice, regardless
of the date of publication.

The petitioner shall mail a
copy of the petition to the
applicant at the address
indicated above at the time
of filing. The failure of any
person to file a petition or
request for enlargement of
time within the appropriate
time period shall constitute
a waiver of that person's
right to request an admin-
istrative determination
(hearing) under sections
120.569 and 120.57 of the
Florida Statutes. Any sub-
sequent intervention (in a
proceeding initiated by an-
other party) will be only at
the discretion of the pre-
siding officer upon the fil-
ing of a motion in compli-
ance with rule 28-106.205
of the Florida Administra-
tive Code.




A petition that disputes the
material facts on which the
Department's action is
based must contain the
following information:
(a) The name, ad-
dress, and telephone num-
ber of each petitioner; the
name, address, and tele-
phone number of the
petitioner's representative,
if any; the Department
case identification number
and the county in which
the subject matter or activ-
ity is located;


I


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old child. Registered Fam-
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enced teacher. References
available Call Ms. Debbie
At Croft Family Childcare
at 229-7708. Please leave
message if no answer.


Call To Place An Ad
In Classifieds.
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(b) A statement of how
and when each petitioner
received notice of the De-
partment action;
(c) A statement of how
each petitioner's substan-
tial interests are affected
by the Department action;
(d) A statement of all
disputed issues of material
fact. If there are none, the
petition must so indicate;
(e) A concise state-
ment of the ultimate facts
alleged, including the spe-
cific facts the petitioner
contends warrant reversal
or modification of the
Department's proposed
action;
(f) A statement of the
specific rules or statutes
the petitioner contends re-
quire reversal or modifica-
tion of the Department's
proposed action, including
an explanation of how the
alleged facts relate to the
specific rules or statutes;
and
(g) A statement of the
relief sought by the peti-
tioner, stating precisely the
action that the petitioner
wants the Department to
take.

A petition that does not
dispute the material facts
on which the Department's
action is based shall state
that no such facts are in
dispute and otherwise
shall contain the same in-
formation as set forth
above, as required by rule
28-106.301.

Because the administrative
hearing process is de-
signed to formulate final
agency action, the filing of
a petition means that the
Department's final action
may be different from the
position taken by it in this
notice. Persons whose
substantial interests will be
affected by any such final
decision of the Department
have the right to petition to
become a party to the pro-
ceeding, in accordance
with the requirements set
forth above.

Mediation is not available
in this proceeding.





AKC Chinese
Sharpei Puppies
AKC Chinese Sharpei pup-
pies. Health certificate'and
shots up to date. $400.00.
Call 827-2378 or e-mail
bamababy717@yahoo.
com for pics





Get a New Computer
Brand Name laptops &
desktops Bad or NO
Credit No Problem. Smal-
lest weekly payments
avail, it's yours NOW! Call
1-800-646-7288





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



I 3230

Back Yard Sale
Fri & Sat 8a-?
7426 Georgia Ave.
St. Joe Beach
lots of stuff

KK: 2004 Cypress Ave
Sat, Sept. 20
8 to 12 Eastern Time
RAIN OR SHINE
YARD SALE
Scooters, home interiors,
games, books, cameras,
kitchen items, guitar, lug-
gage, 2004 F-250 Ford
truck, 30' Montana 5th
Wheel camper and more.

PSJ, 1400 Monument Ave,
Sat. 20th, 8 am 5 pm.
Yard Sale






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





Believe t or not! sCOu
i-,' ,-1 an.:) FEEL
GRRREATi Wivn quality
products. See for yourself,
www.4healthychoice.com


Dr. Robert King

Dentist


I from11 amto 3 pm.
web ld#34006134 J


I 3270 I|
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.



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







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 (@
southernresorts.com
850-229-1375
web ld# 34006619

Business/Mgmt

Operations
Manager
FairPoint Communica-
tions Southeast Region,
in Northwest Florida with
55,000 access lines, seeks
an Operations Manager for
their Port St. Joe location.
Reporting to the Sr. Op-
erations Manager, suc-
cessful candidate will be
responsible for the day to
day management of Out-
side Plant and/or Central
Office activities associated
with service provisioning
and network maintenance.
Areas of responsibility in-
clude but are not limited to
participation in network
planning, assistance with
operations expenditure
budget preparation, con-
struction, and operations
staff management. A
Bachelors Degree or
equivalent with 3 to 5
years of related experience
required.
We offer a competitive sal-
ary and benefits package
including 401k. Candi-
dates for this position can
apply online at
www.fairpoint.com under
careers.
EOE/MFDV
web id#34007433

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

Logistics/Transportation

Driver Trainees
NEEDED

No CDL? No Problem!

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

PMedical/Health

I CNA I
I $1000 sign-on bonus
potential. Shift differen-
tial pay program. Seek-
I ing licensed and/or will
I train in house. Benefits
. package for full time.
Apply at the Bridge at
I Bay St Joe or callI
1850-229-8244. Job Fair
Cook-out for CNA re-
cruits 9/17/08 at The
I Bridge at Bay St Joe I


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MAINTENANCE ASSISTANT


CALL 1-850-227-7451
FOR APPLICATION PROCESS


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Medical/Health

CNA/MA,
Exp. EOE drugfree
workplace, background
check req. Call 227-7070.
Web ID 34001624




Other

Cashier
Part or full time. Apply in
person, Walker's Dixie
Dandy, 2176 Hwy 98,
Highland View

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 heed
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




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.

POSTAL & GOV'T 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

Postal Office Now Hiring
Avg. Pay $20/ hr. or
$57K/yr. Including Fed.
Benefits and OT. Placed
by adSource, not affiliated
w/USPS who hires
1-866-483- 5658



5100oo
All Cash Vending Busi-
ness. Instant profits Be
your own boss! Investment
$7,188-$49,900. Free Bro-
chure. 1-800-584-8887

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


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




1 br apt. at SJB $140/WK,
incl. all util. available start-
ing 09/19/08, Call
527-7227
Charming Updated 2 br
duplex on quiet Palm Blvd.
Central heat, central air,
washer, dryer, dishwasher,
Pet Friendly. Some breed
restrictions. Large de-
tached garage. $650 mo.
$400 dep. 1 year lease.
Available now. For ap-
pointment please call (850)
229-8818 or 340-0927



Efficiency Rooms. Weekly
or monthly rentals Down-
town PSJ on Reid Ave.
Call Pat @ 850-227-5747




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




3 br, 2 ba $800 mo & 2 br,
2 ba $700mo.+ Security
deposit req'd. Brand New
Townhomes, located in
Jones Homestead 477
Ponderosa Pines in Port.
St. Joe, Now Available,
Call 229-881-7021
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.

Mexico Beach
3 br, 2 ba Twnhme, 1/2
mi. to bch, Pool, No
smoking, $985/mo. Brian
404-663-0226


. 6140

1, 2, & 3 br
turn & 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



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
Bay View Home for Rent
9501 CR 30
4BR/30A, 1900 SF, 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 850-227-9070 or
850-227-5025


House for Rent

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


MINI STORAGE
In Port St. Joe

229-6200

814-7400


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.



Howard Creek: 1 br, 1 ba
cottage, fully furn'd w/ until.
$500 mo + $250 Dep Call
522-9515 / 850 382 4351
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
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/monthu+deposit
850-545-6128 crosbydc
@earthlink.net
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 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







Male or female to share
4BR House $380/month
includes utilities. Call
850-227-1711-


6170
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








Mexico Beach, 3 r
1742 Cobia Ave lot for rent
for $300 mo. for camper or,
RV. Call for more info
227-9363 or 227-4051


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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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
approx. 1200 square feet
ideal for small office needs
190 Williams Avenue

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Mexico Beach. 3 br, 2 ba,
MH w/deck, 1 blk to bch,
dishwasher, fridge, W/D,
CH&A. Green house,
shop, & storage $249,500
or consider all serious
offer's (803) 604-0289 or
(803)-397-4869




Older 2 br ,1 ba house in
HB, needs work, w/ 56 x
135 ft lot, City S/W, across
from new park, $85K obo,
Call 827-2992
r "St. Joe Beach,
IHwy 98, 2 br, 2 ba,
S1104sf, w/ Gulf view, will I
consider offer, owner fi-w
nancing property swap
S$289K 850-647-9214





House for Sale
410 5th St. Mexico Beach,
FL, 4 BLOCKS TO BEACH,
2 LOTS 110 x 121.46 x
116.28 x 148:84 Beautiful
Beach House, 1935 sq.ft.
heated and cooled. House
is 4 yrs. old. Four bed-
room, 2 baths. Screen
Room. The house and rec-
reation room along with all
bedroomshave been ce-
ram ictiled. Walk-in close
ets, some furniture will
stay, completely tiled
throughout, heat pump
has been salt spray
dipped so no corrosion will
occur, attic space. Recrea-
tion room 16 x 24 with cy-
press wood on the ceiling
and walls, tiled. Outside
shower and deep well. 12
x 20 Boat shed and 12 x
20 Storage coveriingunit.
Concrete walkways, awn-
ing over all doors, fence
railing along walkways
around house. Ready for
the summer and family
and quests, will sleep
many. 325,000.00 MUST
SACRIFICEFOR HEALTH
REASONS, can email pic-
turesemail us at:
milspecl41@bellsouth.net
Mry and Tom Price 334
268-0601/334 807-0134







54-Unit RV Park w/2
houses & 1600+sf comm.
store. Swimming pool,
40x40 garage & waterfront
on small creek. Asking
$950,000. Open to all
offers. Will consider joint
ventures. 850.639.5721




Sale or Trade 702 acres,
timber/dev. land Holmes
Co. Fl. nr 1-10, $3,500 pr
acre 850-892-3398




827-2992o nice lots in Wewa on
paved road. Sewer and
water tap in place, Corner
of 2nd St and Orange Ave.
$35,000 for both obo. Call
827-2992 for more info.



I 7190
Texas Land Salell 20 ac-
res Ranches, Near Boom-
ing El Paso. Good road
access. Surveyed. ONLY
$15,900 $200/down, $159
mo. Money Back Guaran-
tee. No Credit Checks.
1-800-843-7537
www.sunsetranches.com




Chevy Z-71 '98 Extended
Cab, Air, CD, Automatic,
power windows and doors,
new transmission, radiator
and fuel pump, new tie rod
ends, $4,900 obo (850)
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
and diesel. $17,500 call
404-218-0077 or email
dlanier@dtiglobal.com


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B12 Thursday, September 18, 2008 The Star, Port St. Joe, FL EstabIish~d 1937 Serving Gulf County and surrounding areas for 70 years


St. Joe Publishes Anthology of Northwest Florida Properties P
The St. Joe Company has published "The Complete Anthology of St. Joe's Northwest a
Florida," detailing the real estate opportunities at JOE's residential communities of
WaterColor, The Town of WaterSound, RiverCamps, The Reserve at Wild Heron and
WindMark Beach.
The 21-page, 11" by 17" anthology includes information on each property's unique
character and philosophy, and features detailed descriptions and color photos of
available completed homes and home sites. It also includes a detailed regional map,
bios of the JOE sales team, and information on current buyer incentives.
"We've created this anthology to be a visually engaging, comprehensive guide to
JOE's varied real estate offerings," said Tom Dodson, JOE's Vice President, Sales,
West Florida Region. "Its aim is to place each home or home site that is for sale and
listed by ST. Joe Community Sales within the context of its respective community,
and to relate the thoughtful planning and exceptional design that stands behind each
JOE home."
Copies are available at JOE sales centers, or by calling 877.459.4537.


1st Annual


Florida Seafood Festival


Cooking Contest


The Florida Seafood Festival is taking applications for The Port Authority officially passed the gavel this past week as past chairman Allen Cox
passed off the reins to Warren Yeager. Cox will remain on the board while Yeager takes over
its first Seafood Cooking Contest to be held on Nov.1st as chairman. Also pictured is Port Authority executive director Tommy Pitts.
2008 during the festival. Has people been telling you for
years you have the best oyster stew in the world or your Service Au nce en
shrimp salad is to die for and people for some reason Pubic Service Announcement
keep inviting them selves over to eat every time you cook
your seafood dish then send in the application to enter in TheGulfCountyTransportationDisadvantagedCoordinatingBoard(TDCB)announces
the 1st annual Florida Seafood Festival cooking contest, a meeting to which all persons are invited. The proposed agenda will include the adoption
entry is free and the only requirement. is included in the of the annual operating report, operation reports, and a staff report.
dish must be one of Franklin counties local seafood. If DATE: Wednesday, September 24, 2008
anyone is interested in showing off how they cook our
TIME: 2:00 PM Eastern Time
local seafood you can find applications on our website
www.floridaseafoodfestival.com. prizes and trophies will PLACE: Gulf County Transportation Office, Conference Room
be awarded for 1,2,3 places as well as one for the most 122 Water Plant Road, Port St. Joe, Florida
original dish. if you have any questions you, can email us
tcookin,,contest raseafo festiva.com.For more information, or if you require special accommodations at the meeting
at cookingcontestfloaseafoodfestival.com. because of a disability or physical impairment, contact Vanita Anderson at the Apalachee
Regional Planning Council at (850) 674-4571 or by email at arpc7@gtcom.net


ELECT
















Dear Voter,

Over the next few weeks I will be presenting my qualifications
to you. I'm confident that you will see that I have the education,
training and experience to lead the Gulf County Sheriff's Office
in the right direction. Times are hard now and the Sheriff's
Office needs stability in the form of sound fiscal responsibility.
I will be able to make the tough decisions to lead us through
these difficult times. My primary goal will be to have deputies
patrolling our communities and I will make appropriate
changes in order to accomplish this goal. I will strengthen
efforts to fight drugs and educate our youth on the dangers of
drugs and underage drinking. I will bring professionalism to
the Sheriff's Office and see that Sheriffs Office employees are
held to the highest professional and ethical standards. I would
appreciate your vote on November 4th and I will be honored
to serve as your sheriff. Thank you for your support and may
God bless you.

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


www.HarrisonForSheriff.com

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


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.
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Serving Gulf County and surrounding areas for 70 years




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