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Place of Publication: Port St. Joe, Fla
Publication Date: October 2, 2008
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49 Port St. Joe, FL 2 Sections 22 Pages

October 2, 2008



IS an Bas Slaying Remains Unsolved

1938 Cape San Bias Slaying Remains Unsolved

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By Marie Logan
Star Staff Writer

By Despina Williams tol
Star Staff Writer

The 1938 death of Cape San Blas assis- end
tant lighthouse keeper E.W. Marler reads arc
like a great mystery novel. Ma
A young man with no discernable enemies his
is stabbed to death in his workshop. His
young daughter discovers his blood-soaked de.
body, and a delegation of townsfolk convene qu
to decide the question on everyone's lips: hir
Was Marler's death murder or suicide?
Though a jury impaneled to investigate hab
Marler's death ruled the case a murder on tra
March 23, 1938, no one ever was charged for
with the crime.
More than 70 years later, the case remains da:
one of the area's great, unsolved mysteries. dea

A Grisly Scene rel
In the first sign of something amiss,
Marler, 39, did not report home for lunch A|
on the afternoon of March 16, 1938.
He customarily tended the lighthouse
light in the mornings, then retired to his de,
workshop behind his home by 10 a.m. be]
When the clock struck noon on March St.
16, Marler's wife dispatched one of their
young daughters to the workshop to sound wa
the dinner bell. op
The young girl' returned home alone. "th
Daddy is hurt, she





The Star reported the details of E.W. Marler's
death in two consecutive issues: March 18, 1938
(above) and March 25, 1938 (top of page).

d her mother, go and help himn
A grisly scene greeted Mrs. Marler
Her husband lay in a pool of blood at the
d of his workbench. with 13 stab wounds
)und the heart and one at Lhe throat.
arler's nearly severed hand dangled at
s side. ;.,
Those on the scene initially ruled the
ath a suicide, until Sheriff Bvrd E. Parker
estioned how Marler could have stabbed ..."
self repeatedly and with such force.
The Sheriff wrapped up the knife and
tchet resting two feet from the body and
sported the weapons to Wewahitchk .
fingerprint testing.
A coroner's inquest. conducted the sa .
y, did not determine whether Marler'
ath was a murder or suicide.
The question still unsettled. MarlerW.
atives secured a pernmt to transport- f.'
dy to Alabama for burial. i

n Anrriable Man
The Star printed a short notice of Marler'i
ath in its March 18. 1938 edition, jus,.'
low a photograph of the uncompleted,-'
Joe Paper Company Mill. .
The news of Marler's gruesome death li'..,'
s in stark contrast to the newspaper'seZ, ^
timistic coverage of the mill. billed as ,
Le south's newest and finest." .
"Port St. Joe wears an air of expec-
ancy, and faces of business men are
breathed in smiles as they look for-..
ward to the opening of the mill and.
he consequent expected increase
in business," The Star reported. *
The following week. as Port St. .
Joe residents proudly handled.
the first samples of paper pro--i :, -.--"
duced at the mill, a second jury
convened in city hall to weigh the:
evidence in the Marler case. "-
R.C. Rector, Adolph LeHardy,'-
Dr. L.H. Bartee. G P Gary. J.O. i
Bragdon and A.E Harrelson ':
served as jurors. with Rector '
elected foreman. ..
WJ. Braun Jr. and H.S. .' ,
Salzer of the government ".
lighthouse service also "
were present at the mives-
tigation, along with a fed-
eral investigator
In analyzing Marler's _

See MURDER on Page A10

Veterans in Gulf County hope to get help
traveling to medical appointments in the
near future.
Gulf County Commissioner Bill Williams
and James Kennedy, director of Gulf
County Veterans Services, said they were
working with state officials to try to get
more transportation funding for both dis-
advantaged Gulf County residents and the
county's veterans.
Williams, using the figure of 15,000 as
Gulf County's current population, said 20
percent were over the age of 65 (approxi-
mately 3,000), and 12 percent (roughly
1,800) were veterans.
Williams said he would estimate that
among the over-65 group in Gulf County,
99 percent of the men had served in the
U.S. military. He also said of the approxi-,
mately 3,000 residents over 65, 80 percent,
or 2,400, lived on fixed incomes of less
than $1,000 per month.
Williams said Douglas Beach, Florida
Secretary of Elder Affairs, indicated he was
trying to provide assistance with trans-
portation for Gulf County's disadvantaged
and veterans through either a grant or an
appropriation in conjunction with the non-
profit organization Gulf County Association
of Retarded Citizens Inc. (ARC) or through
a separate system for veterans.
Kennedy said the first priority for ARC's
transportation program was getting Gulf
County dialysis patients to their weekly
"That is their highest priority, and there
will be some relief when the new Sacred
.Hear-t-Hospital .is. built,"'. Kennedy.-said.
"But we must also work with Secretary
Beach and the VA system to get appoint-
ment assistance for Gulf County. It is not
cost-effective to take one-person.round-trip
to Gainesville for his doctor's appointment
one day, then do it again for a different
patient the very next day."
Williams added, "It comes down to
regionalized scheduling versus provider-
based patient scheduling, which we have
Regionalized -patient scheduling, where
patients in one geographic area are sched-
uled in a block of appointment times, is a
huge cost saver and must be implemented,
Williams said.
In the last few months, Gulf County
Transportation, a division of ARC that
provides transportation to the county's
transportation disadvantaged citizens, has

exio eah See VETERANS on Page A7

Mexico Beach Sidewalk an Uneven Path

By Marie Logan
Star Staff Writer
Close to 90 people filled Mexico
Beach town hall Sept. 23 to listen and
comment about the city's plans for
Proponents for both sides of the
issue made their feelings known.
In his opening statements, Mexico
Beach Mayor Al Cathey told the audi-
ence the sidewalk plans to be dis-
cussed were just a concept of the city's
master plan and that the displayed
engineer's drawing showed a "line on
a piece of paper," not final construc-
tion drawings.
"It doesn't show where in earnest
the sidewalk will be. It was only to
show FDOT (Florida Department of
Transportation) where the sidewalk
was proposed," Cathey said.
He said the sidewalk propos-
al was brought about by the num-
ber of requests the city council had

"The reason for our action is based
on what we've been asked to do.
That's how this whole thing came
about," he said.
Cathey reminded the audience the
meeting was just a workshop, not a
voting meeting. He emphasized that
the plan under discussion did not
involve motorized vehicles on any
proposed sidewalk, and everything
proposed was to be constructed in the
state right of way along U.S. 98. He
said $200,000 from the general fund
had been appropriated in the 2008-09
budget for sidewalk construction.
Among the issues discussed at the
meeting were:
0 FDOT requirements for sidewalk
setbacks along U.S. 98.
According to Chris Forehand, of
Preble Rish, the city's engineering
firm of record, DOT's right of way
extends 30 feet from the edge of the

DOT's requirements are a clear
zone (no pedestrians or structures
allowed) of 14 feet in a 35 mile-per-
hour zone and 18 feet in a 40 mile-
per-hour zone, both of which exist
along U.S. 98 in Mexico Beach.
At one point in the discussion,
Cathey stopped the conversation and
said the 30-foot marker was a "rule
of thumb" and asked people not to
fixate on it.
Forehand said the proposed side-
walk path had not been surveyed or
designed yet, and Cathey added that
the city never had applied for permits
and had never had final plans drawn.
Sidewalk plans for 15th and
Seventh streets., Cathey said those
streets are in the master plan.
The change in traffic patterns and
road designation on U.S. 98 when the
so-called "back beach road," running
on the north side of the city, is com-
See SIDEWALK on Page A6


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County Commission Told to Repay APC Debt

By Marie Logan
Star Staff Writer

In the Sept. 23 Gulf County
Commission meeting, the
commissioners received
a wake-up call about a
delinquent debt, then a
sweetheart deal for repaying
that debt.
Janice Watson, a member
of the Apalachee Planning
Council (APC), along with
an attorney for the Council,
reviewed the history of a
$365,000 23-year old debt
that Gulf County owes APC.
In 1985 the APC, using a
grant from the U.S. Economic
Development Administration
(EDA), loaned $1,365,000 to
Gulf County to help Raffields
Fisheries purchase a giant
commercial freezer and build
their new plant on the Gulf
County Canal.
The idea, according to
APC, was to use the loan
to the county to start and
perpetuate a revolving loan
fund to help people in the
APC nine-county area, using
the payments from the county
and Raffields as funds.
Several attempts at
collection and litigation
ensued over the next 10 years,
according to the APC lawyer.
When a massive fire hit
Raffields in 1995, the county
commission paid $1 million
of the debt back to APC from
the insurance money.
The APC reduced the
remaining debt to $365,000
and entered into an agreement
with Gulf County in which
the county would collect
rent from Raffields under an
escalating lease payment for

five years.
At that time Rafflelds could
purchase the giant freezer
(which was the subject of the
original debt) for whatever
remained of the $365,000.
The freezer was to be deeded
to the county, who would then
lease it to Raffields.
Because Gulf County
was in severe economic
straits in the late 1990s,
Warren Yeager, then county
commission chair, asked
APC in 1999 for an extension
of the promissory note of the
remaining $365,000.
According to the attorney
for APC, Raffields rent was
never raised in accordance
with the escalating lease
payment, and of the $3,800
per month payment, $1,000
was retained by the county
and $1,000 sent to APC, per
the agreement.
In 2007 APC met with
county officials about the
debt after EDA began voicing
intentions to collect the debt
itself. According to APC
counsel, they heard nothing
back from Gulf County so
came to the commission
meeting to settle the issue.
In the meeting APC offered
Gulf County a deal in which
the county would pay APC the
$200,000 it has in the budget
for new businesses.
In exchange, APC would
establish a third revolving
loan fund just for borrowers
in Gulf County.
As payments on the debt
come in from Raffields,
the money would go to the
reduction of the debt until it
was paid in full.
Then the funds would
continue to go into the newly

established loan fund for
Gulf County, enabling other
businesses in the county to
borrow funds.
"We know there are people
in Gulf County who have
tried to get loans through
commercial lenders," the
APC attorney told the board.
'This is what we [APCI do and
we want to help others. But
we need to have something
because we can't sit here and
do nothing."
"This money would be
for the good borrower who's
just under the commercial
lender's threshold," Watson
told commissioners.
According to Traylor, "This
is about the fairest thing I've
heard. With this debt out
there, we are not able to do
anything for other businesses
[in the county]."
Butler and McFarland
were appointed by the board
to represent the county in
negotiating with APC.
The board voted 4-0
(Commissioner Jerry Barnes
abstaining) to allow Butler
and McFarland to discuss the
details and finalize the deal
with APC.
Afterwards, Watson
complimented and thanked
the commissioners on their
letter of sympathy sent to her
last year at the death of her
She said that Gulf County
was the only county entity
out of the nine-county region
such an acknowledgement.
"If you could take the time
from your busy schedule to
do this, there is hope," Watson
told the board." It says more
for you than anything else."

In other business
conducted at the meeting:
discussed the issue of the
county accepting private
roads into county jurisdiction.
A proposed development in
Howard Creek prompted
the discussion, since the
development's roads would
be in a zone prone to flooding.
The board tabled the issue
for future discussion.
The board voted 4-1
(Commissioner Bill Williams
dissenting) to prohibit Gulf
County Sheriff Joe Nugent
fromrollingover into the 2008-
09 budget approximately
$20,000 left in his current
budget. The 2008-09 budget
begins Oct. 1.
Commissioner Nathan
Peters said since the board
had given the Sheriff's
Office $50,000 last year, the
$20,000 should be returned
to the general fund.
Commissioners Carmen
McLemore and commission
chair Billy Traylor agreed,
saying other county
departments had returned
money many times.
Williams disagreed, saying
the board was punishing
Nugent for being a good
steward of county money.
The board approved 5-0
a three-year contract with a
private company to continue
a pre-trial release program in
the county.
by Judges Elijah Smiley and
Fred Witten last year, The
program, according to the
board, saves jail costs for
the county, and allows people
who cannot make bail to be
released before their trial date

under certain conditions and
supervision by the company
running the program.
The county voted
unanimously to enter into
an interlocal agreement with
both Wewahitchka and Port
St. Joe for animal control.
Roland Jones, currently
the county's only Animal
Control officer, estimated that
approximately 40 percent of
his calls for dogs come from
the two cities.
Williams' Oct. 13 Beaches
town hall meeting has been
changed to Oct. 20.
The Highland View Park
dedication has been set for 5
p.m. ET, Oct. 9
At a special meeting Sept.
29, commissioners continued
their discussion of accepting
any more private roads into
county jurisdiction. The
current ordinance, passed

in 2002, states that after 12
months the county can accept
private roads upon request
and then maintains the roads
at county expense.
The board directed
McFarland to change the
existing ordinance and bring
it back for their approval,
stating that the county would
not accept any more private
roads and would not assume
responsibility for any more
private roads. They based
the decision on the current
economic climate and
declining county manpower.
At the final budget following
the special meeting, the
county officially accepted the
2008-09, proposed county-
budget and millage rate. The
millage rate will be 4.8949,.
down from last year's
5.3380 rate. The vote was

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Health Department Treats Mind and Body

By Despina Williams
Star Staff Writer

The Gulf County Health
Department has adopted
a holistic approach to
caring for the county's
Understanding the
importance of the mind/
body connection, the
health department now
integrates medical and
behavioral health services
in both Port St. Joe and
Wewahitchka locations.
Using an innovative
"internal referral
process," physicians
work hand-in-hand
with behavioral health
specialists to identify and
treat behavioral health
"We're probably one
of the first community
health centers saying,
'Let's change the model
of how we do this,"'
noted health department
administrator Doug Kent.
Public information
officer C.J. Herndon
described the health

department's new
direction as a "true
integration of services
under one roof."
Take, for instance,
the following scenario:
A person experiencing
symptoms of anxiety or
depression schedules an
appointment with a health
department doctor.
Realizing that the
patient's physical
symptoms point to
an underlying mental
condition, the doctor
makes an internal referral
to the health department
behavioral team.
The behavioral team
then provides the patient
with access to counseling,
writing treatment notes
on the same patient chart
used by the doctor.
If the doctor opts to
prescribe psychotropic
medication, the behavioral
team monitors the
effectiveness of the drugs
in easing the patient's
One method the health
department uses to

discover symptoms of
depression is the PHQ9
Depression Screening, a
one-page questionnaire
that patients can complete
in the waiting room or
exam room.
The questionnaire lists
symptoms of depression,
and is scored according to
professional guidelines.
If a patient's responses
demonstrate that he or she
suffers from depression,
the doctor can make an
internal referral to the
behavioral team.
If the score is very high,
indicating a danger to the
patient, social services
will intervene before he or
she leaves the building.
The behavioral health
team includes Dr.
Barbara McDermid, a
licensed clinical social
worker (LCSW) and
advanced registered nurse
practitioner (ANRP).
Jill Nace, who has her
master's degree in social
work, is currently working
on her LCSW certification,
under the mentorship of

The team also includes
case manager Sarah
Quaranta, employees
trained to diffuse crisis
situations and a Tampa-
based psychiatrist who
audits heath charts and
provides professional
The behavioral health
team provides a wide
variety of services,
including grief counseling,
anger management and
couples counseling.
Many patients simply
need someone to talk
to about personal
issues ranging from
unemployment to financial
The health department
receives referrals from
the court system and
local Domestic Violence
Task Force, and recently
contracted with the Gulf
County School District.
The health department
provides psychiatric
services as identified by
the school district, with
referrals made byguidance

counselors, teachers and
According to Kent, the
behavioral health team
focuses primarily on
caring for Level 1 and
2 risk groups within the
school system.
Level 1 deals primarily
with technical assistance
programs, while Level
2 addresses student's
issues with grief, anger,
stress, depression and
peer relationships.
Those identified as
Level 3 have neurological
and chronic mental
illnesses that are beyond
the scope of the health
department's services.
These patients may be
referred to Panama City-
based providers such as
Life Management and Bay
Even when the
behavioral team makes an
outside referral, the case
manager continues to
keep tabs on the patient's
When a patient sees
another doctor, the health

department provides a
list of all medications
prescribed to the patient.
This policy provides
additional oversight
and helps to combat
the abuse of prescribed
With high gas prices
and long travel times
to Panama City, many
people avoid seeking the
treatment that would help
them lead normal lives.
The health department
hopes providing local
behavioral services five
days a week will ease
the burden on those who
need help the most.
"Short-term problems
become long-term
problems," noted
Herndon. "If we can
intervene, we can get
them back on track."
For more information
on the health department's
behavioral services,
contact the Port St. Joe
office at 227-1276 or the
Wewahitchka office at

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Piece of the Action

Red flags should fly when a county
commission meeting agenda includes what
amounts to one of those collection agency
phone calls most folks dread.
That was effectively the case last week
when a representative of the Apalachee
Regional Planning Council, attorney in tow,
appeared to urge commissioners to repay a
loan more than a decade in arrears.
Carried with the proddingwas the implicit
message that legal action was looming.
What these dollars are and why county
taxpayers are on now on the hook for
them informs a perspective of fiscal
responsibility among at least a majority of
The bill from the planning council,
somewhere in the neighborhood of several
hundred thousand dollars, is the result of
money loaned the county in the 1980s as
a kind of pass through to assist Raffield
Fisheries in expanding its business.
Raffield Fisheries paid off $1 million of
the loan after a fire in 1995, but the county,
for reasons not quite clear, has held on to
several hundred thousand dollars because,
well, commissioners apparently felt they
There were extensions to pay the loan
after the paper mill closed, but that was the
last the planning council heard from the
county until last year, when representatives
came back with a new deal wondering what
The council has been trying to get the
money back for years, the dollars coming
from a revolving loan fund aimed at
assistance for economic development in the
Hence, Apalachee Regional Planning
Council instead of Gulf County Planning
Why, it's fair to ask, has the bill gone
The Board of County Commissioners
spent much of this decade reaping the
windfalls of the rise in property values
through back-door tax increases that
for several years were in double-digits
Commissioners asserting they've held the
reins on spending the past few years is akin
to holding onto the broken down farm mule
after watching the thoroughbreds dash out
the open barn door.
Yet no matter how flush the times, the
planning council and its pleas for repayment
so that other counties might benefit fell on
deaf ears.
How, when one has hit the lottery, does a
small bill go unpaid?
And it might be mitigation to say
commissioners used the money in some
noble cause, or even economic development
for which the dollars are meant, but there
is no clear answer about where the money
A review of the budget for the Economic

Development Council over the years, as well
as a look across the landscape, indicates it
sure didn't go for economic development.
So another several hundred thousand
dollars the county is having to come up
with a $200,000 lump sum payment now
joins about $12-$14 million, multiplied
annually over the past three or four years, in
what amounts to a taxpayers' black hole.
Actually, it is the black hole for other
counties in the region because the county's
actions have had the effect of holding other
counties and businesses in the region, and
,Gulf County, hostage by not repaying the
This maintains a common theme among
county commissioners, to take any piece of
the pie they can get their hands on.
The WindMark Beach annexation
agreement about which there has been so
much bloviation and threats between county
and city the past couple of years?
Read it over and it is a road map of what
price commissioners wished to extract for
their approval.
The WindMark Beach Development of
Regional Impact (DRI) process?
Read over that final document as well
as the drafts, which detail the red meat
tossed out across all five districts for local
approval, meat not offered by The St. Joe
Company but sought by commissioners.
The final agreement to implement a sales
tax as part of the lure to bring Sacred Heart to
the county? Finalized after commissioners
ensured a taste for their districts.
That was the leadership offered when
times were flush.
As the economic parameters shrink, other
than the county's dunning of taxpayers,
and times thin, what commissioners are
offering as leadership is months of verbally
bashing each other, their own departments
and dissenters in a summer of political
Read over the letter from one
commissioner on the next page and decide
where there is exhibited one shred of
understanding of the economics currently
at play for the vast majority of folks in the
Where, in any discussion of the port and
its potential, as this letter is, can one find
the word "jobs"?
Commissioners simply don't get it. There
is a point in which all other words are
rendered meaningless they just do not
get it.
Except, as the representative from the
regional planning council and thousands
of taxpayers around the region can attest,
when it comes to taking a piece of any tax
dollars hanging like low fruit on the tree.
Tax dollars and a lack of cohesive
leadership, a lack of any leadership at all
for crying out loud as residents and
small-businesses are discovering by the day
- are a toxic combination.

Keyboard Klattering

Bringing it Home

The numbers from television and
polls suggest this is a presidential
campaign watched at levels not
seen in some recent elections.
The interest across generations
in what feels like a seminal moment
in history provides optimism.
Toward that end,
Scholastic for Parents
has provided several tips
for making the election a
home-based exercise for
families and what kids
want and need to know.
This space will share
them for their value:

Consider a
child's age and Tim
sensitivity tar
If a child is 8 years old Edi
or younger, wait for them
to ask questions (rather
than initiating conversations) about
the news. Respond honestly, but not
with a lot of detail. At this age, too
many details can lead to confusion
or even unnecessary worry.
If a child is in upper elementary
school (grades 3 to 5), take cues
from them about what to talk about
and to what length. Kids this age
can comprehend what's going on
and often will seek out additional
facts and background information.
Middle school to high school
students have the intellectual ability
to participate in a conversation
about current events. Young adults
also might be curious to know what
your views are in comparison to
their own. But don't feel you must
impose such discussions on a child.
If you bring up the subject and they
tune you out, don't press.

Watch together
Children of all ages have instant
access to information and images,
so it's up to your to help make sense
of it all. If possible, watch TV news
and read newspapers, Web sites and
magazines with your children so
you can answer questions, address
fears and provide context.

Ask questions
When talking about the election
and other current events, ask your
child what their impressions are,
what they are curious about or what
they might afraid of. Incorporate

their concerns, questions and
opinions into your discussions.

Seek out sources of
news created specially
for kids
You are not required to
have all the answers or
know all of the background
on a specific incident. At
sites such as Scholastic
News, you can find age-
appropriate information,
articles and activities on
current events topics that
are of interest to children.

Croft Make the
News school-to-home
itor connection
Talk to your child's
teacher to find out what they are
discussing in class. This way,
you can be prepared to answer
questions your child might have
and you can continue the dialogue
at home. It's also important to let
your child's teacher know what
concerns or sensitivities your
child has expressed, as well as any
family situations that might make a
topic more personal, like a family
member in the armed forces, for

Support your child's
desire to learn more
Encourage further study by
checking out books from the
library, watching documentaries or
attending museum exhibits.

Help them get involved
Kids can sharer their opinions
in polls or raise money for their
favorite candidates. Tweens and
teens can support their causes
by joining local groups, and
volunteering their time.

Take a break
Depending on your child's age
and temperament, monitor or even
limit TV viewing, Internet access
and reading materials so they
don't become overwhelmed. This
is especially true for preschoolers
and early elementary-age kids -
and sometimes even parents.

Could We Back It Up A Few Years?

I can tell you right now, this gov-
ernment bailout thing is going to
come too late to help mel In 1958,
I bought a worn-out bicycle from
Jimmy Sexton. It didn't have a
front fender, and the chain guard
was long gone. But the spokes
were tight, the handlebars didn't
have any rust and both tires held
air. It cost me $14.
Daddy was working day and
night to feed us. Nobody's mother
worked much in those days. If
Leon had any money, he would
spend it on a girl. There were
no rich friends, tooth fairies or
golden parachutes. I was stuck
with coming up with 14 bucks all
by my lonesome!
It never even occurred to me
that the government was obligated
somehow to help me out here.
I was already selling Grit news-
papers. I got up with the White
Rose Salve people and contracted
to sell their ointment. It came in
small round tins and was good
for colds, fevers, cuts, bruises,
whooping cough, chills, diarrhea
and whatever else ailed you. I went
door to door all over town ... I tell
you, a lot of folks didn't want that

salvel I agreed to pick up trash at
the swimming pool for 25 cents
an hour. I put my Lincoln Log set
up for sale. Jimmy wouldn't lower
the price, and no one was jump-
ing up and down to assist me. I
was getting an early look at the
world of high finance.
Leon, who didn't lift a finger to
help me, felt free to ride my bike
anytime he wanted by virtue of
being the older brother. Daddy
expected me to get to town and
back with his cigarettes in a frac-
tion of the time it used to take
because "you can take your bike."
I had to buy an inner tube for the
back tire before I made the last
payment to Jimmy. Leon ran it
into the ditch down behind the
house and bent the handlebars
something awful. And I ruined the
best pants I owned when I caught
the right leg in the unguarded
It seemed the purchase price
was just the beginning. I picked
up walnuts for Mrs. Boaz to raise
the needed cash to keep that bike
operational. Silly me, I just never
thought to look to Washington for


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Kesley Colbert
Contributing Writer

A Rawlings XPG 6 cost $39.95
by the time I was a junior in
high school. If you were a base-
ball player, you had to have one.
Those cheap Revelations, Hutches
or Sears and Roebuck gloves just
wouldn't do any longer. I cut grass
and hauled hay. I pulled peanuts.
I stacked lumber in railroad cars.
No job was too menial or difficult.
If they paid me, I'd do it! The
means justified the end. A real
glove would make you look like a
real player! I was growing up and
needed to look the part.
Course, I reckon I wasn't too

smart! I was still paying my own
way. I should have contacted
someone from the government.
If I had only realized then it was
their responsibility to get me a
The University of the South
cost a little over five grand a year
to attend in 1965. I signed up
with a very small down payment
and a promise that I would pay
them for my impending educa-
tion just as fast as I could. They
helped me get a loan. The tuition
increased my sophomore year,
and the three jobs I worked that
summer didn't add up to much
of a down payment. The school,
again, arranged a loan for me.
I took an economics class my
junior year and quickly real-
ized I was in worse shape than
I thought! Professor Goodstein
talked about the consequences of
importing all those Volkswagens
on the American economy, he
outlined the global association
of world markets, he covered the
lingering effect of the Depression
and he carefully explained that a
"pay as you go" is the soundest
money policy. You know, I don't

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The spoken word is given scant attention; the printed
word is thoughtfully weighed. The spoken word barely
asserts; the printed word thoroughly convinces.
The spoken word is lost; the printed word remains.

remember him one time mention-
ing the government was standing
by to bail us out if we got too far
I got married. And I have been
looking for that guy who said two
could live as cheap as one ever
since I bought a house. We had
two children. I owed people in
four states! And I'm still making
payments on the first college loan
I took out in 19651 I can't afford
to get sick. I can't take a day off.
I can't go on a vacation. I had
to give up chewing tobacco and
And no one knocked on my
door or got on television and
told me not to worry-if I got too
far behind; if I ran up debts way
too vast for me to "catch up on,"
the government was there to bail
me out! I have mistakenly lived
my entire life thinking that if
you made the debt, you paid the
President Eisenhower and Estes
Kefauver ought to have explained
the program to us a little better.
Or maybe we were so worried
about hog prices and the cold war
that we just neglected to read the
fine print.
I watched my Dad work and
provide and not complain and
I figured that was the American
way. What a dopel But don't you
worry, I'm going to pass this good
news along to my children and
And I'm fixing to call my con-
gressman. This bailout program
might be retroactive. I could get
my 14 dollars back for that bicy-

1 Respectfully,

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Campaign Signs Placed Improperly Should Go

Dear Editor:
The signs of fall might be out,
but they are not .tle changing of
the leaves. I have-noticed a lot
of campaign silg-that are being
posted on county right of ways in
District 3. All signs of this nature
are to be posted, to my knowl-
edge, only with property owners'
permission and then only inside
the property lines. Is this correct
in Gulf County? If so, our county
road crews and/or law enforce-
ment need to remove these signs
as soon as possible. One or two
might be overlooked, but when
in groups or of the same type,
'they should not be allowed and
should be removed.
John E. Parker
Highland View

Cronyism Alive and
Well in Washington
Dear Editor:
The cronies in Washington,
D.C., are at it again. They are in
the process of a $700 billion bail-
.out in the finance industry. This
means that every man, woman
and child in the United States
u- approximately 300 million of
us will be handed the bill of
about $2,300. This money will
be "loaned" to the same banks
that think nothing about casting
people into the streets because
they fell behind on their mortgage
payments. These banks will toss
disabled veterans to the curb
and have no remorse whatsoever.
They will take your car in the
middle of the night if you miss a
payment. How in the world can
the government even suggest that
we should bail these weasels out?
We should not be rewarding bad
behavior. The banks and Wall
Street made this mess, and it
should be their responsibility to
fix it or suffer the consequences.
what is the national debt going to
be when President Bush leaves
office? How much is Congress
going to keep spending? Whatever
happened to affordable healthcare
for all Americans? Did Allen Boyd
support a wall along the Mexican/
American border for security, or
did he want to create a deterrent
that would let his son raise the
fee for smuggling immigrants into
the United States? In the face of
global warming, why is the gov-
ernment trying to open up our
coasts to drilling for more oil?
For the last eight years under


to the Editor

the leadership of George W. Bush,
we have seen the creation of an
unjust war, the collapse of our
largest financial institutions and
the stock market. Hundreds of
thousands of jobs have disap-
peared. Bush, the Senate and
Congress have trampled our con-
stitutional rights and our consti-
tution itself. Mistakes and out-
right corruption have been the
legacy of Bush II.
As citizens and voters, we
have the obligation to revolt. Our
chance comes on Election Day.
Let's take this opportunity to
throw the bums out.
Kevin Welch
St. Joe Beach

Mill Site Bulkhead
Dear Editor:
To the people of Gulf County:
It is very important that you
know the truth. On Sept. 9, the
Port Authority of Port St. Joe
met with the Board of County
Commissioners and delivered
some bad news. The bad news was
that St. Joe Company refused to
lease the mill site bulkhead area
to the Port Authority because the
St. Joe Company had reserva-
tions about the customer. Two
days later, on Sept. 11, The Star
newspaper headlines read "The
St. Joe Company Denies the use
of Mill Site."
On Sept. 24, there was a
meeting with St. Joe Company
representatives Mr. Green, Mr.
Clay Smallwood and Mr. Joe
Renfroe; the Port St. Joe city
Mayor, Mel Magidson; County
Commissioners Nathan Peters
Jr. and Billy Traylor; county
Chief Administrator Don Butler;
Port Authority representa-
tives Mr. Tommy Pitts and Mr.
Warren Yeager; and Economic
Development Council represen-
tative Mr. Ralph Rish. At this
meeting, I can truly say it is
my understanding that St. Joe
Company had good reasons to
slow the negotiations between
the Port Authority and this cus-
tomer. Some of those reasons are
that the liability insurance that
would protect St. Joseph Bay
and the Aquatic Preserve had

not yet been negotiated, no clear
understanding of what types of
cargo that will be off loaded (also
of great environmental concern),
and Parcel A has not yet been
addressed. Parcel A is the land
the Port Authority needs to devel-
op the port.
In my opinion, the Port
Authority has not worked with
St. Joe Company to resolve these
problems. The St. Joe Company
did not say "No" to the Port
Authority's request; they only
slowed the negotiations down to
get a better understanding of
the situation and to get all of the
facts. As an elected official, I have
some of these same concerns
that could potentially affect our
"Working together for a better
Nathan Peters Jr.
Commissioner District 4

Delay Costly
Dear Editor:
The Cape San Blas renourish-
ment project did not reach the
part of the cape that would have
saved those 20 (or more) homes
from Ike's swipe. Who remem-
bers the greedy individual who
sued to stop the project, with the
aim of selling his useless piece of
property for an obscenely inflat-
ed amount? If not for his "delay,"
those homes would be okay. He
should be sued nowl
Mrs. R.C. Sittig
Port St. Joe

Blessing be upon You
Dear Editor:
I Googled this traditional
Middle Eastern greeting and
found the same phrase used by
every other mainstream religion.
As both a greeting and for hope,
it can't be beat.
This last week was tough for
both our country and me person-
ally. We buried a friend of ours
this week, a young IT engineer
with a great wife and children
who had been associated with
us for the last 10 years or so.
Cancer carried him away far too
early, and he'll be sorely missed.

The country continues in tur-
moil. It has become harder and
harder to sort out thV impor-
tance to us individually- of each
supposed "crisis." But-this lat-
est credit crisis concerning Wall
Street is different than the crisis
de jour.
We are all being reacquaint-
ed with the type of worry and
concerns for ourselves and our
families that our parents and
their parents faced. Largely, most
Americans live charmed lives
with far less of the strife and
uncertainty that existed 40-50
or more years ago. Certainly, we
do not feel the pain that is com-
monly felt in the majority of the
world. We are getting a taste of
that now right here in Franklin
The media cries "wolf" so often
these days that it has become nigh
impossible for the average person
on the street to make sense of
the current economic and politi-
cal circumstances. Truth is not a
foreign language, but you would
think so. The truth about the
economy is that there are four cir-
cumstances at work that have the
potential to destroy the American
way if not acted on and acted on
quickly and in a bipartisan man-
ner. They are:
Energy: We must have a plan
that will lead to a solution within
the next 10-15 years that does
not favor one form of energy over
another. We simply cannot allow
foreign powers to control our
country and drain our treasure.
The Credit Crisis:
Government and Wall Street
share equal responsibility for the
present situation. The public is
simply unaware of how this mess
came to pass. The bailout should
not enrich Wall Street execs, but
this is a different world than the
1930s. Today, most of us hold
positions in companies in our
401(k)s and in mutual funds we
hold individually.
Leadership: The people
must wake up and realize that
politicians have methodically
been dividing us over the last
generation for political purposes.
The vehicle they use to do this is
taxation, exemptions and credits.
Stop the demagoguing about who
pays their fair share. Basically
the top one-quarter of taxpayers
create jobs and wealth for the
rest of us. Why do we hate those
people so much? We get the gov-
ernment we deserve and vote for.
Perception vs. reality: Ninety-
seven percent of homes are not in
foreclosure. Ninety-four percent

of us are working. Our standard
of living remains at or near his-
torically high levels; life is still
good for most of us. Yes, we've
seen changes in our outlook, but
they are fixable changes. Today,
perception trumps reality time
and time again. It has become
difficult for the average American
to distinguish between what is
real and what is not. The media
is flaming our worst fears, and
many have bought into it. This
is the definition of a self-fulfilling
prophecy. Our local government
dabbles in some voodoo finger
pointing and hand wringing.
In a little more than a month,
we elect a new president. Now is
the time that each of us should
ponder not only how we will vote,
but what we can individually do
to bring sanity and stability to
our lives and to that of our coun-
try. Whatever problems you face
in your daily lives, look not to
government for the answers, but
to yourself and the community
you live in to find solutions to
problems that only you can pro-
vide. Blessings be upon You!
Allan Feifer
Bald Point Resident

Residents' Rights
Dear Editor:
Today, more than 160,000
Floridians live in nursing homes
or similar long-term care set-
tings, and many are unaware of
their rights and the resources
available to protect and defend
Every October, Florida's Long-
Term Care Ombudsman Program
partners wi t the office of the
Governor to proclaim Residents'
Rights Month. The occasion calls
attention to the fundamental
rights of Florida's frailest elders
to be treated with dignity and
respect, and to have a say in deci-
sions affecting their care. Long-
term care residents have state-
mandated rights including fair
and courteous treatment, priva-
cy, control over financial matters
and, of particular note this year,
the right to vote.
For more information on
Florida's Long-Term Care
Ombudsman Program, please
call toll free (800) 831-0404 or
visit us on the Web at http://
Brian Lee
State Long-Term Care Om-

Boyd Rejects Bush Administration Bailout Proposal

Congressman Allen Boyd,
D-North Florida, this week
rejected President Bush's
bailout proposal and sup-
ported a bipartisan plan in
Congress to stabi-
lize the American
financial markets
and protect the
taxpayers. 1
On Sept. 18,
President Bush
asked Congress *,
for a $700 billion
blank check to bail
out Wall Street,
which members Rep. Aller
of Congress on Boyd
both sides of
the aisle, includ-
ing Boyd, flatly rejected.
After considerable biparti-
san cooperation, Congress
completely overhauled
the President's initial pro-
posal and created a better
bill that would 'allow for

a staged advance of funds
to the financial industry
to help keep the economy
moving and would guaran-
tee the taxpayers are repaid
in full. Despite
being negotiated by
leaders of both par-
ties and receiving
bipartisan support
S on the floor, the
Financial Rescue
Package failed to
pass in the House
of Representatives
by a very narrow
Financial experts
across the board
have agreed that
if our financial institu-
tions fail, there would be a
nationwide freeze on credit
and lending and potentially
catastrophic consequences
for personal retirement and
education savings. Local

banks no longer would be
able to provide home, car
or student loans to peo-
ple with good credit or to
small businesses, and per-
sonal retirement accounts,
such as pensions, 401(k)s,
mutual funds and educa-
tion savings accounts,
would become seriously
"I have said for years
that the current adminis-
tration's reckless fiscal
policies over the last eight
years would not go unan-
swered, and the volatility
in the market is the result,"
Boyd said. "Last week, the
administration put forward

a bad bailout proposal to
fix years of their bad fis-
cal policies. Those of us in
Congress rejected the pres-
ident's bailout proposal,
and through a lot of bipar-
tisan work, we created a
better bill. Democrats and
Republicans came together
and turned the administra-
tion's gift to the financial
industry into a responsible
advance to the markets to
spur confidence and sta-
The bipartisan Financial
Rescue Package would pro-
vide $250 billion immedi-
ately to stabilize the finan-
cial industry and another

$100 billion would be
made available upon the
president's request. The
final $350 billion would
only be provided after
Congressional authoriza-
Additionally, the
Financial Rescue Package
caps executive pay for firms
that avail themselves of
the package and includes
strong oversight provisions.
The bill would increase
Congressional oversight
and establish a new Special
Inspector General within
the Treasury Department.
"Like many others from
my generation, I grew up

with two parents whose
lives largely were shaped
by the Great Depression,"
Boyd said. "My parents told
me my entire life that we
never wanted our country
to get into that sort of finan-
cial situation again. I took
this advice from my parents
to heart as I voted today.
Even as I saw that this leg-
islation was going to fail, I
believe that the emergency
advance that this legisla-
tion would have provided
is necessary to protect our
homes, our small business-
es, our healthcare cover-
age, our pensions, and our
hard-earned tax dollars."

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is completed. That change will
direct the majority of traffic, espe-
cially commercial vehicles, off of
the current U.S. 98.
That road is the third section
of the realignment of U.S. 98 and
eventually will connect to the pro-
posed Gulf to Bay Highway, which
will run from Mexico Beach to U.S.
The primary concern of resi-
dents opposed to sidewalks came
from those who live on U.S. 98
east of Eighth Street, at Toucan's
Many of those residents oppose
sidewalks along the dedicated
public beach that runs along the
eastern mile of town. They said
they believe a sidewalk along this
stretch of town will present more
of a safety hazard, a parking and
litter hazard, will encourage crime
and will present a privacy problem
for those residents.
They were not opposed to side-
walks in the west end of town and
through the commercial district.
Proponents for a sidewalk along
this section of town cited safety
and ease of walking for elderly and
people pushing baby strollers.
Others voiced opinions about:
Adding sidewalks in small sec-
tions, beginning at the western end
of town;
Future maintenance costs of
Spending the allotted money
on things that will immediately
help the town's economy rather
than sidewalks;
Putting the issue on a ballot
and allowing the town to vote on
Waiting to see what happens
to U.S. 98;
Changing for the worse the
atmosphere and charm of the city;
Promoting a sense of com-
Problems associated with bicy-

cle traffic.
Realtor Pain McLure, who lives
along the eastern end of U.S. 98,
reminded the council that the sec-
tion of town from Eight Street to
County 386, the eastern bound-
ary of Mexico Beach, was uniquely
zoned as residential low density,
for single-family dwellings, not for
"That's why people purchased
there," she said. "And parking on
the north side of U.S. 98 is not a
good idea for that zoning. A small
travel path, maybe, would be okay
to residents, but you need to care-
fully consider things."
As the meeting concluded,
Cathey told the audience it would
not be six to 10 years before
something happened, as some
had indicated, and said the city
planned to spend the allotted
$200,000 in 2008-09 to connect
existing sections of sidewalk at
the west end of town.
The $200,000 came from impact
fees paid to the city and does not
include any state dollars.
Cathey said the plan under dis-
cussion "is a concept. What I will
propose at the next regular city
council meeting is, does the plan
need amending or should it be
accepted as is? But we need an
action plan. There's no reason to
ignore the issue. We've heard what
you've had to say about it and
we'll proceed."
Several people said they needed
more detailed and finalized plans
showing the exact path of the
sidewalk in order to make a deci-
Cathey said that was not fea-
sible. When asked how much lee-
way people would have to ques-
tion the final plan, Cathey said
there "would be sufficient time."
The next city council meeting
will be at 7 p.m. CT Oct. 14 in the
Mexico, Beach town hall.

Recycling, Sand on Front

Burner in Mexico Beach

By Marie Logan
Star Staff Writer

Recycling is a hit again in
Mexico Beach.
According to Chris Hubbard,
Mexico Beach city administra-
tor, the city's newly revived
recycling program is "working
The city revved up its defunct
recycling program early this
year, and residents have
responded. Bay County picks
up from the Mexico Beach
recycling station once a week,
at no cost to Mexico Beach,
and accepts newspapers and
magazines, cardboard, glass
and certain sizes of plastic
bottles. The station does not
accept one-gallon plastic jugs.
The recycling collection sta-
tion is on the north side of the
city park, off 22nd Street.
The city of Mexico Beach is
also offering to pick up, for
free, white goods and other
metal items from residents,
Hubbard said.
"Since the price of metal
has gone through the roof,
it's now feasible for us to col-
lect metal goods and recycle
them," Hubbard said.
Anyone who wants white
goods or, other metal items
removed from his property
should call Mexico Beach City
Hall at 648-5700 to arrange
for a special pickup.
City engineers are working to
determine how much sand the
city lost from its beaches during
Hurricanes Gustav and Ike.

Art & Wine Festival
Oct. 18: 10th Annual Art &
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For more information, call the
Inn at 850-648-5126.

Hubbard said a substantial
amount of sand was lost, and
the reports will be submit-
ted to the Federal Emergency
Management Agency (FEMA).
Hopefully, he said, the city
will be able to replace sand,
the sand berm, sea oats and
sand fencing along much of
the city's approximately three
miles of beachfront.
Hubbard said the state
Department of Environmental
Protection (DEP) already had
labeled the beach west of the
El Governor Motel as "criti-
cally eroded," which will allow
the use of government funds
to replace sand.
Hubbard said there are no
plans to augment the mile
of dedicated public beach
east of Toucan's Restaurant
because DEP considers it to
be a "stable" beach.
The recently installed sand
bypass system will allow the
beach along the eastern end of
town to build back up eventu-
ally, Hubbard said. The system
will allow sand pumped from
the mouth of the city canal
and jetty area, at the western
end of town, to be pumped to
the east side of the city pier

at 37th Street and eventually
make its way to the eastern
Before the system was
installed, any sand pumped
from the canal was captured
by the city pier, creating a
much larger beach between
the pier and the jetty and
reducing the amount of water
under the pier.
On Oct. 6, the city's Planning
and Zoning Board will hold the
first of multiple workshops to
update the city's land develop-
ment plan.
Hubbard said the city's
land development plan was
implemented and accepted in
1991, and more than 40 city
ordinances have been passed
amending the original plan. He
said residents are welcome to
attend the meetings, beginning
Oct. 6, to provide input on the
city's future development.
And on Oct. 14 at the
monthly city council meeting,
the council will vote whether
or not to amend the city's
current sidewalk master plan,
following a well-attended and
spirited meeting about city
sidewalks on Sept. 23.
The master plan, as it
stands now, already has been
adopted, Hubbard said. At the
Oct. 14 meeting, the council
only will vote whether or not
to amend the master plan.
As money for sidewalks
becomes available, the city will
build them, but that will be
several years down the road,
Hubbard said.

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been forced to cut down drastically on
the number of trips it can offer to vet-
erans for medical appointments, said
Peggy Waters, transportation manager
for Gulf Transportation.
Waters said funds from the county
were cut 50 percent for the 2008-09
fiscal year, and Medicaid cuts "were
really, really bad."
Most of Gulf Transportation's
remaining funding is dedicated to car-
rying 19 dialysis patients from Gulf
County to Panama City, Waters said.
The patients each require three
treatments per week, meaning Gulf
Transportation shuttles them to and
from treatment six days per week.
Because of escalating gas prices,
Gulf Transportation can provide fewer
trips to others, Waters said. That
leaves veterans without transporta-
tion options.
Kennedy said it costs Gulf
Transportation $1.04 per mile to
carry people to doctors' appointments,
which are spread across the region.
To go to Gainesville from Port St.
Joe costs $544.96 for the 524 mile
round-trip, Kennedy said.
,The veterans' medical facility at
the Panama City Beach Coastal Naval
Systems facility is 120 miles round-
trip, the one in Tallahassee is 224
miles, and it is 439 miles to Lake City
and back.

Town Hall Meeting
Transportation and other veterans'
issues will be discussed in an Oct. 2
veterans' town hall meeting in Highland
WHO: Veterans of Gulf County
WHAT: Special Veterans Town Hall
WHEN: 3-5 p.m. ET Thursday, Oct. 2
WHERE: Highland View VFW Post
10069, 1774 Trout Ave., Highland View
WHY: To meet with local, state and
federal officials on issues of concern to
Gulf County veterans
MORE INFO: James Kennedy, Gulf
County Veterans Servics Office at (850)
229-6125 or

"It is a desperate need," Waters
said. "If veterans have family, they
now have to depend on them to get to
the doctor, but many veterans don't
have anybody. It's really hard to tell
them no."
She said the problem could be great-
ly lessened if the VA would schedule
veterans' appointments in blocks of
time together. "Instead, they schedule
one person at a time, every time. We
just can't afford it."



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Benefit Seniors
The Port St. Joe Arizona
Chemical Company plant is co-
sponsoring a golf tournament
for the Gulf County Senior
Citizens Meals on Wheels pro-
gram. This tournament will
be open to all members and
guests. The entry fee will be
$60 per person. This fee will
include green fee, golf cart, a
chance for a hole-in-one prize
of $10,000 and 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 available
at the St. Joseph Bay Country
Club Pro Shop, Senior Citizen's
Center and Hannon Insurance
Agency. All players must meet
the handicap requirements on
the entry form. The deadline
for entry 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-
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 tele-
phone. Please have the handi-
caps 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

Tiger Shark Golf Team in Full Swing

From left are Nathan Tarrantino, Grant Rish, Evan Bran
Joe Rish. Kneeling is manager Sammy Bucceri.

Chamber of Commerce

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Gulf, Leon and Wakulla counties at the 5th annu-
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Tournament on Wednesday, Oct. 8. Tee-time is 1 p.m.
on the St James Bay Golf Course east of Carrabelle.
The tournament will be a flighted four man
scramble. Low score wins with prizes for the top
three teams. Scores will be totaled and prizes
awarded at a reception following the tournament.
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The Port St. Joe High
School boys golf team has
played in five matches so
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the past two weeks for the Lady Tiger
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On Sept. 11, the ladies had their home
opener against Tallahassee Maclay. It
was a tough match, but Maclay was too
much for the Lady Tiger Sharks. Maclay
won the match in four sets with the
scores of 17-25, 14-25, 25-22, 15-25.
On Sept. 16, the Ladies traveled to
Wewahitchka to play against the Lady
The junior varsity and varsity teams
both came out on top with the JV
winning in two straight sets and var-
sity defeating the Lady Gators 3-1 with
scores of 25-14, 25-19, 20-25, 25-19.
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again in Greensboro against the Lady
Panthers of West Gadsden.
Again, the JV won in two straight sets
and the varsity Ladies downed the Lady
Panthers in three straight sets with the

scores being 25-21, 25-21, 25-14.
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to Panama City to play in the Gulf Coast
Community College Tournament.
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hands of Marianna and Navarre, both
larger schools, the ladies were victori-
ous in their afternoon match against
While playing for the Bronze bracket
final match, the Lady Tiger Sharks were
defeated by Holmes County.
Kaelyn "Jo" Williams was named to
the all tournament team. The players
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the other teams present. Coach Terri
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improvement the Lady Tiger. Sharks
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with a district record of 2-1.
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Tiger Sharks

Shut Out Jay

By Tim Croft
Star News Editor

Over the final 33 minutes, Jay and
Port St. Joe played on fairly even terms
at Shark Field Friday night in a District
1-1A opener for both teams.
For the Royals, though, it was already
too late.
The Tiger Sharks (2-1) dominated the
opening period and pitched a second-
straight home shutout for a 27-0 win.
The loss dropped the Royals to 1-2.
Port St. Joe effectively put the game
out of reach in the first 14 minutes of
the game.
A pair of cookie-cutter 62-yard drives
consumed most of the first quarter and
culminated in short touchdown runs
for Darrell Smith six yards at 6:04
of the first quarter and Calvin Pryor,
who dashed nine yards on the opening
play of the second quarter.
"I think we caught them off guard a
little bit early with some motion," said
Port St. Joe coach Vern Barth. "The
kids really executed the offense in the
first quarter."
Meanwhile, the Tiger Shark defense
was dominant again, holding Jay to one
yard rushing and 51 total yards in the
first half, forcing two critical turnovers
in the process.
The first came three plays after Pryor's
scoring run, when the sophomore inter-
cepted a pass deep over the middle
from Stephen Brabham, beat everybody
to the corner and dashed down the side-

Calvin Pryor scores on 58-yard interception return early in the second quarter.

line 58 yards for a touchdown.
Robbie Martin's extra-point kick was
blocked, his only miss, and it was 20-0
with 10:10 left in the second period.
Jay answered with a march to the
Tiger Shark 23, but Chris Carrigan
was stripped of a middle screen pass
by Javi'un Langston and Port St. Joe
recovered what was ruled a fumble to
snuff what was easily the deepest drive
of the night for the Royals.
"We just didn't perform," said Jay
coach Elijah Bell. "The plan was there;
it worked for 30 minutes. We just didn't
perform in the first quarter"
In the second half, Port St. Joe did
not have a first down until Greg Farmer,
who had a game-high 96 yards rushing,

rumbled 54 yards with just more than
a minute to play.
Three plays later, a Tyrone Dawson
(7 of 13 for 83 yards) pass over the
middle to Rakeem Quinn turned into a
23-yard touchdown, and Martin com-
pleted the scoring.
The Royals finished with 145 total
yards and had no drive inside the Tiger
Shark 40 in the second half.
"Defense, defense, defense; the
defense just played phenomenal," Barth
said. "Coach (defensive coordinator
Chuck) Gannon has them playing out-
Port St. Joe travels to West Gadsden
at 8 p.m. ET Friday in a crucial early
district test.

Annual Gulf/Franklin

Sportsman's Banquet

Set for Nov. 6

That little hint of fall teasing us early each
morning these days gives notice that one of
area sportsmen's most anticipated events is
soon to occur.
The Annual Gulf/Franklin Sportsman's
Banquet has been set for Nov. 6. Attendees
once again will enjoy the natural beauty of the
Box R Ranch while socializing with numerous
area sportsmen and enjoying appetizers of
Apalachicola oysters, boiled shrimp and all the
trimmings beginning at 5 p.m. The beverage
bar also will open at that time.
At 6:30 p.m., the serious eating begins. Chef
Charlie Norton's "world famous, no-man-left-
hungry" rib-eye steaks will take up a goodly
portion of the dinner plate, leaving just enough
room for the salad, potato and rolls. And don't
forget to save room for Paige's "almost equally
famous" banana pudding.
At 7:30, it's time to get ready for the real
excitement. More than $25,000 worth of
contributions and prizes will be distributed
to the guests through silent auctions, public
auctions and raffles. There also will be an
array of items specifically noted for the ladies'
Tickets are $50 for individuals, $80 for
couples and $25 for children. They can be pur-
chased at Preble-Rish and Hannon Insurance in
Port St. Joe, all Apalachicola State Bank loca-
tions, the Carrabelle Chamber of Commerce
in Franklin County and from any Lions Club
Additional information or ticket purchases
can be made by calling (850) 227-7200, 229-
1133 or 653-8805.
Nearly $20,000 was raised at 2007's ban-
quet for community service programs in Gulf
and Franklin counties.

Freeport Downs Wewa

By Tina Harbuck
Florida Freedom

Nathan Hendrickson
rushed for 118 yards
and three first-half touch-
downs to lead the Freeport
Bulldogs in a 35-16 home-
coming victory over the vis-
iting Wewahitchka Gators
Friday night in District 1-
The Bulldogs dominated
at the Dog House, hold-
ing the Gators (1-2, 0-1)
to only one touchdown in
each half. Freeport's Billy
Burnett led the defense with
three quarterback sacks,
Nick Hooter had two and
Hendrickson one.
"We came out ready the
first half," Freeport coach
Jim Anderson said. "We
stopped them on defense,
and our kicking game was
Freeport (2-1, 1-0) had
320 total yards with 192
rushing and 128 passing.
Cole Weeks completed 6
of 8 passes for 105 yards
and one touchdown pass to

Cody Binder.
Wewahitchka rushed for
92 yards with Colton Price
picking up 63. The Gators
added 155 passing.
Freeport scored on
its opening drive with
Hendrickson taking it in
from the 4 after a 26-yard
reception by Eric Ogles
from Weeks. The Bulldogs
struck again late in the first
quarter on a 20-yard pass
reception by Binder.
An 18-yard run by
Hendrickson made it 21-
0 before Wewahitchka
responded. It scored its
first TD on a 2-yard run
by Price. It became 28-7 at
halftime on Hendrickson's
43-yard scamper.
The Bulldogs completed
their scoring when Paul
Holmes recovered a fumble
on the second-quarter kick-
off and rambled 25 yards.
Wewahitchka's final
touchdown came on a 5-
yard reception by Tyler
Lanter, and Freeport sur-
rendered a meaningless
safety with 1:02 left in the

LGA Tourney Filling Fast

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.
The scramble, held at
the country club, is a one-
day tournament for all
men, women and junior
golfers ages 14 and older.
Discounts on week-
end rentals during the
scramble are available
again this year from two
local businesses: Cape
2 Bay Vacations and Old
Saltworks Cabins.
As last year, a portion of
the proceeds from the tour-
nament will go to support
WASWA and the Dyslexia
Research Institute's High
School/High Tech pro-
gram at Port St. Joe High
For more information,
contact Geri McCarthy at
(850) 647-3438.

LGA Autumn
Action Scramble
The scramble is
Saturday, Oct. 11 at St.
Joseph's Bay Country
Club, 700 Country Club
Lane, off County 30A just
south of Port St. Joe.
Shotgun start is 1 p.m.
ET, with rain date Oct. 18.
Mixed teams entry fee
is $65 per player. Deadline
is Oct. 5. Teams are four-
person teams, A-B-C-D
format. Entry fees include
cart and greens fees, and
dinner for the players.
There will be a practice
round Oct. 10. The cost
is $25.68, which includes
cart, greens fees and
For information or
registration forms, call
Geri McCarthy at (850)
Discounts on weekend
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across the floor. No trails of
blood from either pool led
bible' to Marler's body.
Bloody fingerprints on
rance of the one of the bench legs also
and Marler's seemed to indicate Marler
wounds con- had attempted to rise to his
s to suspect feet after being attacked.
Bartee, who After weighing the evi-
ody, emphati- dence, the jury returned
t suicide. a verdict of "death at the
ot be possible hands of a party or parties
stab himself unknown."
es and then White worried he might
t his wrist in be next.
i man to cut "I'm afraid to stay there
,deeply and afraid that some des-
d cut himself perado will get me," White
he chest and said. 'And if Marler was
doctor con- murdered they might get

Today, the Marler mur-
der continues to fascinate.
It recently made men-
tion in author and Panama
City News Herald colum-
nist Marlene Womack's
new book, "Moonshine
Though the case remains
unsolved, Womack noted
two theories have been
espoused by local residents
familiar with the crime.
In the -first, Marler was
killed by moonshiners after
discovering a boat unload-
ing "illegal whiskey or a
cache of booze" onshore.
The second theory, which
Womack deems "unlikely,"
credits Marler's untimely
demise to his witnessing
a break-in at one of the
nearby cottages.
"Those who remember
tend to go with the first the-

ory since bringing in ille-
gal, untaxed liquor was still
common on the Panhandle's
desolate shores, even after
the end of Prohibition," she

Marler's murder was not
the first, or the last, trag-
edy at the Cape San Bias
lighthouse, leading some
to suggest the lighthouse
might be cursed.
Roger "Mac" McDaniel,
who attended the light-
house reunion last week-
end, served at the light-
house from 1955-56 while
in the Coast Guard.
"In thinking of Cape San
Bias, and some stories I was
told, I recall it being referred
to as a 'hard luck' station, or
haunted," McDaniel recalled
in an e-mail.

In addition to the Marler
murder, McDaniel cited a
chief killed by a ricocheted
bullet (he'd attempted to
shoot a hole through a
railroad iron), twins who
drowned offshore while
leaving their clothes on
the beach and a young girl
accidentally run over by a
lighthouse keeper.
To McDaniel's list, add the
1932 suicide of Ray Lintori
and two civilians who plum-
meted to their death while
painting the tower.
Today, the Cape San
Bias lighthouse and keep-
ers' quarters are pictur-
Sesque reminders of the
area's maritime heritage.
Tourists flock to the light-
house grounds, which have
witnessed no tragedies in
recent history.
Perhaps the curse is



The Code Enforcement Special Master for the City
of Port St. Joe will be holding Code Enforcement
hearings on Thursday, October 9, 2008, at 6:00 p.m.,
E.T. in the City Commission Chambers at City Hall,
located at 305 Cecil 0. Costin, Jr. Blvd.

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

WITH DISABILITIES ACT, persons needing
special accommodations to participate in this
proceedings should contact Pauline Pendarvis,
City Clerk, City of Port St. Joe, at City Hall,
Telephone No. 850/229-8261.

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The Gulf County Board of County

Commissioners will hold a Grand

Opening for the newly-developed

Donnie Wayne Brake Memorial Park.

The Grand Opening will be held on

Thursday, October 9,2008

at 5:00 p.m., E.T.

at the park, which is located at

2302 Grouper Avenue

in Highland View.

The public is invited and

encouraged to attend.



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By Despina Williams
Star Staff Writer

On Oct. 11, runners from
Gulf County and afar will
lace up their sneakers for a
worthy cause.
Proceeds from aWindMark
Beach 10K race and 1-mile
fun run/walk will benefit the
Growing Minds Center in
Port St. Joe.
Founded in August by
board-certified behavior ana-
lyst Christine Hermsdorfer,
the center provides inten-
sive, one-on-one instruction
to children with autism.
Race registration begins
at 7:30 a.m. ET at the
WindMark Beach town cen-
ter. Entry fees are $20 for
the 10K race and $10 for
the 1-mile fun run/walk.
The first 100 entrants will
receive free T-shirts.
Both events begin at 9
a.m. Runners participating
in the 10K race will follow
a scenic path along the old
Highway 98. The fun run/
walk will wind through the
WindMark subdivision.
First, second and third
place winners in several age
divisions will receive med-
als. Winners also may take
home gift certificates from
area businesses.
Following the event, run-
ners will enjoy snacks and
live music from Sarah
Hermsdorfer and volun-
teers hope to have at least
150 participants, as well
as some volunteers to help
man water stations, monitor
the finish line and perform
other duties.
"We're hoping to make
it an annual event, and
we're hoping it will grow,"
Hermsdorfer said.
The Growing Minds Center
is housed in the Long Avenue
Baptist nursery facility.
Hermsdorfer, psychologist
Stephanie Petrie and aide
Wanda Miles utilize Applied
Behavior Analysis (ABA)
therapy, tailoring treatment

The First United Methodist Church in Port St. Joe will begin holding 9 a.m. contemporary worship services this
Sunday beneath a striking outdoor tent.

Worship on the Water

Methodist Church

Invites Visitors to

Services at New

Outdoor Tent
By Despina Williams
Star Staff Writer

Those who have driven by First
United Methodist Church recent-
ly might have noticed an intrigu-
ing new addition to the church's
A tent, 60 feet in diameter and
topped by two layers of sails, has
emerged in the empty lot outside
the fellowship hall.
Beginning this Sunday, the
church will host the 9 a.m. con-
temporary worship service beneath
its canopy.
The service marks the start of the
WOW, or "Worship on the Water,"
promotion, which First United
Methodist preacher Mac Fulcher
hopes will drive new visitors to the
church on Sunday mornings.
A minister since 1981, Fulcher
previously led a highly successful 8
a.m. outdoor worship service for a
large church in Gulf Breeze.
Fulcher credited the service's
popularity to its informal setting,
noting that church sanctuaries
often intimidate would-be worship-
"I had someone tell me, 'I don't
belong in (the church),' and I'm
like, 'Why? We're all sinners, and if
you want to be worthy of going to
church, none of us would ever go,'"
Fulcher said.
When he arrived in Port St. Joe
two years ago, Fulcher hoped to
continue to offer an outdoor ser-
vice but never found a suitable
After weeks of unsuccessful
scouting, he realized the church's
location overlooking St. Joseph
Bay was ideal for what he had in
The Pasadena, Calif., restaurant
"Sails," originally owned by the
actor Kevin Costner, served as the

inspiration for the tent.
Fulcher dined at Sails while work-
ing on his doctorate and admired
its intricate sail roofing system.
"The atmosphere was so nice,"
he recalled. "I've always had that
in my mind for an outdoor struc-
After spotting a similar roofing
system at the St. Joe Company
community RiverCamp, Fulcher
contacted the contractor, Jim
Holden, and told him his idea.
Fulcher wanted the tent to be
large enough to accommodate at
least 100 people and functional
enough to host a variety of events.
The finished design features a
24-foot central mast and two layers
of six overlapping sails.
Lights installed on every other
post create a glow between the
sails and provide adequate light-
ing for early morning and night
The church will wheel out a por-
table, wireless sound system for
concerts and other functions.
Stone pavers are being sold in
honor or memory of loved ones.
When completed, the floor will be
arranged into 12 sections, one for

each of Jesus' disciples..
Fulcher already has devised sev-
eral uses for the terit: hosting din-
ners, weddings, birthday parties
and Easter sunrise services.
Use of the tent will be free to the
church's parishioners; non-mem-
bers will pay a fee.
"I think it will end up being used
more than any other part of the
church," Fulcher said.
Fulcher said he believes the
weekly 9 a.m. Sunday services will
draw "people that a sanctuary won't
appeal to," including tourists visit-
ing Port St. Joe on holidays.
The contemporary service, cur-
rently housed in the fellowship
hall, will be a. casual affair not
requiring suits or ties.
In the event of bad weather, the
service will move back inside the
fellowship hall.
Fulcher said he looks forward to
the first of many outdoor services.
"Every Sunday that the weather's
good, we'll be out there," he said.
For more information on church
services or to purchase a pav-
ing stone, contact the First United
Methodist Church office at (850)

10K Race, Fun

Run to Benefit

Autism Center

To Register
Download an early
registration form from the
following Web sites:

Thanks for your
The Growing Minds
Center would like to thank
the following people and
businesses for their time
and services in making
the Sept. 20 fundraiser a
great success:
Prickly Pear
Beach Bartenders
Two Crabs
Dana and Charlie
Vision Bank
Local businesses and
individuals who donated
auction items

goals to suit each student.
The center currently serves
five students, ages 3-13, and
three students are on the
waiting list.
Proceeds from the race
and fundraisers will allow
Hermsdorfer to expand the
center's offerings.
"We want to sustain what
we've got going for the year,
and we're hoping to extend
the hours and be able to
serve more kids," she said.
The Growing Minds Center
staged a successful fundrais-
er last month at Prickly Pear
in Mexico Beach.
Some 75-100 people
attended the wine tasting,
concert and silent auction,
which featured an oyster
shucking/eating contest and
live music by Dana and
Charlie Black. The event
raised more than $1,600 for
the center.
For more information
about the Growing Minds
Center, contact Hermsdorfer
at (850) 227-4392.

You are invited to meet and
hear the individuals running
for office in Gulf County.
Candidates in the races for
sheriff, county commission
and state attorney have been
invited and are expected to
The forums will be moder-
ated by Judge Fred Witten.
Your written questions
will be submitted to the can-
didates, and you can hear
their replies to issues you
are interested in.

The forums are spon-
sored by the Gulf County
Republican Party, the Gulf
County Democratic Party,
the Gulf County Chamber
of Commerce and The Star
The first will be held in
Port St. Joe at 6 p.m. ET Oct.
13 at the Capital City Bank
upstairs meeting room.
The second will be held in
Wewahitchka at 2 p.m. CT
Oct. 18 at the Wewahitchka
Senior Center.

Bikes for Boys and Girls receives 1st Donations

The first monetary donations are being received for the
Bikes for Boys and Girls in Gulf County program, to be -".
distributed in December. This program will ensure bikes
are under the Christmas tree for the boys and girls of Gulf
County. Donations have been received from the Wewahitchka
Fire Department (8100), Gaskin-Grady Insurance ($250), ,
and George Cox ($100)..
North Florida Child Development Inc. is receiving dona-
tions 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.
Gulf Correctional Institute and North Florida Child
Development Inc. are asking for your assistance in providing
bikes to the children. You can participate by:
Donating new or used bikes/trikes by dropping them off
at your local fire station.
Sending monetary donations to North Florida Child
Development Inc. made payable to NFCD Inc.'s Bikes for
Boys and Girls of Gulf County, Gerald Thompson, NFCD
Inc. Attn: Fiscal Department, PO. Box 38, Wewahitchka, FL Contributed photos
32465. Above, George Cox contributes $100 to Sharon
A tax deductible receipt will be sent to you for all monitory Gaskin for the cause. At right, GCI Warden Randy Tifft
contributions. If you would like more information, contact receives a donation from Cindy Traylor and June Green
Sharon Gaskin at 639-5080, ext. 12 or 832-1632. fromGaskin-Grady Insurance.

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Allen-Butler Engagement Sealey-Burkett Wedding

Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Edmund Allen of Port Saint Joe, FL are pleased to announce
the engagement of their daughter Amber Nicole Allen to Corey David Butler, son of
Mr. and Mrs. Aubrey Paterson Butler, Jr. of Mexico Beach, FL. The bride and groom
are both graduates of Port Saint Joe High School. The bride is currently in the
Pre-Veterinary Program at Gulf Coast Community College and is employed by Clark and
Blake Brennan's School of Fish restaurant. The groom is currently studying Business
Administration at Gulf Coast Community College and is employed by Rexel Southern.
The wedding will take place at 7 p.m. on October 11, 2008 at The First Baptist Church
in Port Saint Joe, FL with a reception/dance to follow. Nursery will be provided. The
couple would like to extend an invitation to all of their family and friends.

Wester-Carnes Wedding
Mrs. Katrina Etheridge of Tallahassee,
Mr. Mark Wester of Arkansas and Mr.
and Mrs. Mike Etheridge of Port St. Joe
announce the forthcoming marriage of
their daughter, Shanna Linn6 Wester to
William Benjamin Carnes, son of Jennifer
Carnes of Tallahassee and the late Larry
Shanna is the granddaughter of Norris .
and Shirley Daniels and the late Bernard
and Sammy Wester.
The bride-elect is a graduate of Port St. ,
Joe High School and student at Chipola
College in the nursing program. Her fiance,
formerly of Tallahassee, is now a resident I
of Mexico Beach and is a contractor/owner
of Blackfin Construction.
A beach wedding is planned for Oct. 11
at 194 Cabo San Lucas Lane in Cape San
Blas at 6:30 p.m. (ET).
All friends and family are invited to

Bay 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

Aquatic Preserve Boat and Wading Tours
Buffer Preserve Backcountry Tour
Cape San Bias Birding Tour
Migratory Hawk Watch at Deal Tract
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:


Festival Presented By:

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Mr. James W. Sealey, Jr., would like to announce the engagement and upcoming
wedding of his daughter, Diana, to Jesse Burkett. Diana is the daughter of Mr. James
W. Sealey, Jr., and the late Johanna Sealey. Jesse is the son of the late Jesse and
Helen Burkett of Port St. Joe. The wedding will be at 2 p.m. ET on Nov. 15 at St.
James Episcopal Church. No local invitations are being sent. All family and friends are

Happy 18th Birthday Kristin!
Forever Our Girl
Kristin you've given us wonderful years,
so many joyful moments and happy tears.
You made us believe in miraculous things -
princesses, castles and fairy wings., i
Much like magic, time has melted away;
yesterday's child, a young woman today.
Your past is now our precious memories,
your future is what you make it to be.
One truth remains in this jaded old world,
forever and always you will be ..
...our girl!
Mom & Aunt Gwen
(I love you a bushel and a peck!)

Katelyn Brooke Hysmith is 9

on Sept. 3. She celebrated
her birthday on Sept. 6
with a pool party and then
a slumber party with her
family and friends.

Look Who'sa2
Mommy, Jamie and
Shayleigh want to wish
Malaki Jhikary Dawson
a Happy Birthday on
Sept. 22. He is the son of
Autumn Cloud and Darion
Dawson, Jr. Malaki has
his Spiderman party at
the 16th Street Park with
his family and friends on
Sunday, Sept. 21.
We love you ...

Triple Win at Nationals
Jolie Grace Moore was
crowned Pee Wee Miss
Florida, Mini Supreme Miss
Southern USA, which is the
second highest score from
ages 0 to 4. She was also
crowned Superior Queen
for selling 600 $1 votes.
Jolie Grace is the 2-year-
old daughter of Jolene and
Randall Moore of Port St.
In her age division, she
won prettiest hair, eyes
~and smile, living doll,
photogenic, composite, most
beautiful, best dressed,
western and sports wear.
Overall winnings were best
composite, living doll and
prettiest smile.
Congratulations on your
big wins. Your mom and dad
,,. you very much. We're
so proud of you, baby
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2008 Public Health Fair Bay Day: Birds, Bay &
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The Gulf County Senior Citizens Association presents
its annual free Health Fair on Friday, Oct. 10.
This popular event, held at the Port St. Joe Senior and
Community Center at 120 Library Drive, provides health
and wellness information and resources for seniors,
family caregivers and the public at large. Examples of
information include financial and disability resources,
hospice care, home healthcare, prevention and treatment
of high blood pressure and osteoporosis.
The event will be an experience you will not want to
miss. In addition to the information one can receive,
several vendors from area health agencies will be on hand
doing several types of health checks. Types of screening
that will be available include blood pressure and oxygen
saturation monitoring, diabetic screening, bone density,
hearing and vision testing.
In addition to all that is being offered at the health fair,
the Gulf County Health Department will be on hand to
administer flu shots. The health department will accept
Medicaid and Medicare along with third party insurance.
Self-pay will be $28.
For additional information, please call 229-8466.

Kiwanis Korner
At this week's meeting we had guest speaker Gulf
County Property Appraiser Kesley Colbert come and talk
to use about a variety of issues regarding property taxes,
tax assessments, homestead exemptions and property
Mr. Colbert explained how the assessments and market
values were determined, how the increase in homestead
exemption worked, and also how the sales and property
values have changed tremendously in the past few years.
Members of the Kiwanis Club were given an opportunity
to ask questions. We appreciate Mr. Colbert for taking the
time to come and speak to the Kiwanis Club.
The Kiwanis Club finalized their annual budget and will
make final committee assignments and activities within
the next two weeks for our next fiscal year.
The Port St. Joe Kiwanis Club meets every Tuesday at 12
noon ET at the Gulf County ARC/Transportation Building,
located off of Industrial Road. 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.

Gulf Coast Community College's
"Pinocchio" to Travel Across Panhandle
Coming soon to a theatre near you, Gulf Coast
Community College's Visual and Performing Arts Division
will present "The True Adventures of Pinocchio." Theatre
students and faculty are taking the show on the road
and have scheduled free community performances in
Wewahitchka and Port St. Joe. As suggested by its title,
"The True Adventures of Pinocchio" is not your average
Pinocchio story, and is great fun for the entire family. "The
True Adventures of Pinocchio" is the story of the puppet
who wishes to be a real boy as told by an old toymaker
who welcomes a band of traveling actors to. his shop. As
he tells the story of Pinocchio to a little girl traveler, the
story is acted-out by the troupe, resulting with a big sur-
prise at the end.
"The True Adventures of Pinocchio" will be traveling
to share the adventure with those across the Florida
Panhandle. On Friday, October 3, at 7:30 PM., it will
be performed at the Tupelo Theatre in Wewahitchka,
Florida. The play will then move to Port St. Joe, at the
GCCC Gulf/Franklin Center on Saturday, October 4, for a
performance at 2:30 PM. Both performances are free to
the public.
Tupelo Theatre in Wewahitchka: October 3, at 7:30
GCCC Gulf/Franklin Center in Port St. Joe: October
4, at 2:30 PM.

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Bay Day Festival at
St. Joseph Bay Preserves
Date: Saturday October 4, 2008
Time: Events begin at 8:00 a.m. and end at 9:00 p.m.
Location: St. Joseph Bay Preserves Center, St. Joseph
Bay Preserves Center, 3915 30-A, Port St. Joe, Florida
Fees: All events are free except for:
$10.00 for Shrimp Boil meal;
$10.00 for off-site trips;
$10.00 for boating trips
Registration: Advance registration online at www. suggested.
Otherwise, first come, first served basis.

Name: Friends of St. Joseph Bay Preserves: 501(c)3
non-profit, tax-exempt status.
Address: 3915 30-A, Port St. Joe, Florida
Phone number: (850)229-1787
Web Site:
Registration Web Site:
St. Joseph Bay Preserves is hosting its Bay Day Festival
on Saturday October 4 at the Preserves Center, five miles
south of Port St. Joe on Hwy. 30A. There is something
for everyone: Food, music, guided trips, boating tours,
presentations, exhibits.
Saturday trips begin with a bird walk at 8:00 a.m.
EDT and conclude that evening with an astronomy walk.
Sunday's special free event will be a butterfly walk at
10:30 a.m. Other trips include backcountry tours of the
Preserves to see fall wildflowers, butterflies, and learn
about the Preserves' ecology. If you want an aquatic activity
try the seagrass wading tour or take a boating tour. Black
bears, butterflies, fall wildflowers, and fire ecology are jusi
some of the subjects covered by free indoor presentations
There will also be photo and wildlife exhibits.
On Saturday, from 11:00 a.m. until food runs out
visitors can enjoy a Low Country Shrimp Boil meal which
consists of boiled shrimp, sausage, potatoes, and corn on
the cob while listening to musical entertainment.
The Shrimp Boil, boat trips, and some guided field trips
do have a small fee, but most activities are free. Although
you may sign up for events on site, pre-registration is
encouraged as spaces are limited and fill up quickly
Sorry, no advance registration for the Shrimp Boil.
For a complete list of activities and to pre-register
please visit If you have any
questions, please call (850)229-1787.
The Friends of St. Joseph Bay Preserves is a 501(c)3
tax-exempt, non-profit organization that protects
preserves, and supports the St. Joseph Bay State Buffer
Preserve and the St. Joseph Bay Aquatic Preserve. The
Friends raise funds and provide volunteer services to help
manage the preserves and to improve the understanding
and enjoyment of the Buffer Preserve and the bay.

"Ride for Peace" Poker Run
The Gulf County Domestic Violence Task Force will spon
sor its first annual "Ride for Peace" Poker Run starting at 8
a.m. CT on Saturday, Oct. 25.
The run, the proceeds of which will benefit victims and
children victimized by domestic violence, will start and end
at Honeyville Park, three miles south of Wewahitchka on
Hwy. 71.
Sign in begins at 8 a.m. CT and the last motorcycle ou
leave by 10 a.m.
There will be door prizes, a 50/50 drawing and a chil
Fees are $20 for each driver, $10 per passenger and $5
per additional hand.
The winner's payout will be based on the number o
entries. The run will be approximately 150 miles rounc
Please RSVP for the homemade chill lunch to 229-2901.
For more information contact the Domestic Violence Tasi
Force at 229-2901.












Putting a Shine in Community

From toddlers to 50-somethings, folks from around the community chipped in Saturday for the first in a series of
monthly community clean-ups around Port St. Joe. The city handed out the trash bags and gloves and folks split
up and combed the streets and alleys on the north side of the city. City workers provided the equipment and time
to pick up the brimming trash bags and piles of debris prior to everybody enjoying a cookout around lunch time.
Photos by Tim Croft/The Star
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Hey everyone- this is Sally and she is such the
sweetest girl! Sally gets along wonderfully
with the others and doesn't mind feline friends.
While waiting for her new family, Sally is being
introduced to leash walking, receives daily
socialization with other dogs & puppies, cats &
kittens & children of different ages.

Make A Difference Week
The People Helping People of Gulf County, the City of
Port St, Joe, Port St Joe Elementary School, Washington
Improvement Group, Faith Christian School, Boy Scouts,
the Gene Raffield Football League, Port St. Joe Soccer
League, PSJ High School NJROTC and various church
organizations will be participating in a major food drive
from October 11 -18. Children will be asked to sign up as
Make A Difference helpers to accomplish this. The schools
will be sending fliers home with the children. The children
will collect food in their respective neighborhoods and
bring this food to the Frank Pate Park from 9 a.m. until
1 p.m. (ET) on October 18. The children will be treated
to a hot dog, drinks and potato chips. The children will
also be given a Make A Difference Day pin for them to
wear proudly. Anyone who would like to donate food for
the community food bank may drop it off at the tent in
the Frank Pate Park from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on October 18.
Please call Jerry Stokoe at 229-5262 for any questions
you may have.
Watch the STAR for more information.

Black Bear Festival in Carrabelle

A native Florida species, currently listed as"threatened," the
Florida Black Bear also is our state's largest land mammal and
can climb a 100-foot tree in less than a minute. Promoting the
peaceful co-existence of humans and bears is the primary objective
of the inaugural Forgotten Coast Black Bear Festival, a free event
taking place on Saturday, Oct. 18, from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.
at the Kendrick Sports complex on Hwy 98 in Carrabelle.
Educational opportunities 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 panhandle region
and bear biology (annual life cycle, denning behavior, food habits,
trapping and relocation).
According to Adam Warwick, wildlife biologist with the FWC,
Florida black bear populations are rebounding from historic
lows, while the state's human population continues to grow and
encroach upon remaining bear habitat, increasing the likelihood
of human-bear encounters.
'We would like for everyone to understand a few simple steps
they can take to avoid attracting black bears to their property,"
noted Joni Ellis, director of Optics for the Tropics, a co-organizer
for the festival.
"By understanding bear behavior, people can respond
appropriately and safely should they encounter a bear
unexpectedly," Ellis added.
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.
Field trip participants will hike to meet FWC biologists within the
forest, and participate in interactive lessons about bear biology,
behavior and management Festival attendees interested in field
trip participation are encouraged to register early as trips are
expected to fill quickly
"Carrabelle has more than 200,000 acres of bear habitat in its
backyard, Tate's Hell State Fbrest" added Lesley Cox, festival co-
chair. 'We want to showcase our natural resources and celebrate
our commitment to co-existingwith wildlife. Food, music and fun,
what better way to spend the day?"
All festival events and presentations are free. Many activities
were planned with families in mind, including live music and
dance performances, a family activity pavilion, an author's comer
and a variety of vendors and exhibitions.
Festival sponsors include the U.S. Forestry Service, Carrabelle
Cares, Florida Division of Fbrestry, Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission, Optics for the Tropics, Defenders
of Wildlife, Fbrgotten Coast TV and the Carrabelle Chamber of
Fbr more information about the Forgotten Coast Black Bear
Festival, please contact the Carrabelle Area Chamber of Commerce
at 850-697-2585, or visit

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George James "Jim" Armour, Jr.

Mr. George James "Jim" Armour, Jr.,
49, of Port St. Joe, passed away Sept.
12, 2008. Jim was born in Louisville,
Kentucky on May 13, 1959. He retired
from Philip Morris USA and moved to
Port St. Joe. He was a big man with a
gentle heart. He always had a good time,
was very spontaneous and a fun loving
guy. Jim loved to hunt quail, birds and
deer and was a member of the Gulf Rifle
Club of Port St. Joe. He also loved the
beach and went on several fishing trips
with his buddies.
Jim was preceded in death by his
mother, Mary Armour. He is survived
by his loving girlfriend, Gwen Parrish,
of Port St. Joe and his father, George
Armour, Sr., of Mt. Eden, Kentucky, and
his brother, Steve Armour, of Louisville,
A beachside memorial service was held
on Friday, Sept. 26 at 7:30 p.m. ET at
Discovery Lane/Beach Street and U.S. 98
in WindMark Beach, Florida.

Lewis H. Rogers

1941 2008
Lewis H. Rogers, 67, U.S. Navy retired, died Saturday,
Sept. 27, 2008, at his home in Middleburg, Fla.
Lewis was born Aug. 19, 1941, in DeFuniak Springs,
Fla., to Henry A. and Eula Kelley Rogers. They preceded
him in death along with a son, Tony, age 3 weeks; and a
brother, Pelham S. Revell.
He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Annette Miley
Rogers; two sons, David Rogers and Michael Rogers, U.S.
Army, his wife, Tabitha, and their three children, Paige,
Carly and Garrett, all of Middleburg, Fla.; a daughter, Lisa
Dalhinger and husband, Jeff, U.S. Air Force, stationed at
Miniot AFB, Miniot, N.D.; and an adopted son, Shelby of
North Carolina. He leaves seven grandchildren and three
great-grandchildren. He also is survived by two sisters,
Mrs. Mary Burke of Foley, Ala., and Mrs. Marjorie Vassie
of Panama City, Fla.; and a sister-in-law, Beatrice Revell
of Port St. Joe, Fla.
Lewis was a member of the 1959 graduating class of
Port St. Joe High School and the marching band. He
has been a long resident of Clay and Duval counties and
served in the U.S. Navy for 20 years. He served aboard
the U.S. FDR and the nuclear sub, USS Nimitz, in the
Persian Gulf.
He retired in 1980 and became very active in the
children's worship services along with his wife, Annette,
doing the clown ministry. He was a devoted Christian
man and also served as a deacon of the church. After
retirement from his service to his country, he worked in
sales and merchandising. He was a very supportive Gator
fan along with the Jacksonville Jags.
Lewis, who grew up in Highland View, delivered The
News Herald and Grit papers along with his mother and
sister in the 1950s and the 1960s to the residents of
Highland View. He also will be remembered as an usher
and worker at the old Martin Theatre, along with his
friend and manger, Aaron Cooley. He also was employed
after graduation with Vitro Corp. at Cape San Blass, Fla.
Some of his fondest memories were attending the little
Highland View Methodist Church MYF and afterward,
riding in the teachers' auto, Mrs. Kitty (Katherine) Brown
to Maxies' Drive In, in Parker, Fla., for hamburgers and
milkshakes with all the members.

Service was be held at 11 a.m. EDT Wednesday Oct.
1, 2008, at the First Baptist Church of Middleburg, Fla.,
with Dr. Alan Floyd officiating. Viewing was held on Sept.
30, 2008, at Broadis-Raines Funeral Home in Green Cove
Springs, Fla. Memorialization will be by cremation.
A memorial service also will be held at a later date
in Holly Hill Cemetery in Port St. Joe, Fla., for friends,
relatives and classmates to share in the celebration of
Lewis' life. The time and date will be announced at a later
A very, very thank you goes to the nurses and health
care workers of Community Hospice in Jacksonville,
Fla. Your love, prayers, patience and care always will be

Glad Tidings Homecoming
Glad Tidings Assembly of God will be celebrating its annual homecoming service at 10 a.m. CT on Sunday, Oct. 5.
Guest speaker will be Rev. Dave Fernandez. There will be a covered dish dinner in the Fellowship Hall following the
service. Pastor Joey Smith and the Glad Tidings family invite you to join them for this special service. The church is
located at East Orange and Main Street in Wewahitchka.

The friendly place to worship!

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

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

,F. First Baptist Church
Buddy Caswell, Minister of Musir &t Education
_ei Bobby Alexander, Minister to Students
New Service Schedule for First Baptist Church
Sunday School & Worship Service .................. 9:00 am
Sunday School & Worship Service ................... 10:30 am
Sunday Evening Adult Bible Study ................. 6:00 pm
Wednesday Night Supper............................ 5:30 pm
Wednesday Night Adult Prayer Meeting ............. 6:30 pm
Wednesday Night Children's Ministry activities ......... 6:30 pm
Wednesday Night Youth Ministry activities ........... 6:30 pm

311 Columbus St. St. Joe Beach, FL 32456
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 HimS.
Please accept this invitation to join uits in worship. God bless you!
Please call us for your spiritual needs.
Pastor David Nichols
Church 647-3950 Home 769-8725

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382 Ling Street Highland View
Port St. Joe, Florida 32456
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship 11:00 a.m.
Evening Service 7:00 p.m.
Mike Wesibrook, Discipleship Training 6:00 p.m.
Pastor Wednesday Prayer 7:00 p.m.

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Sunday Morning Service ............................ 11:00 a.m.
801 20th Street Port St. Joe 229-6707
Home of Faith Christian School

Thomas Edward Beatty

Thomas Edward Beatty, 92, of Jackson, Georgia passed
away Wednesday, September 24, 2008 in Griffin, GA.
His date of birth was July 19, 1916. He was a native of
Washington County, Pennsylvania and has lived in Georgia
since the middle 1950's. He served in the United States
Army during WWII, saw action in the Battle of the Bulge,
and was with the Special Rainbow Division, fighting
across five countries.
He is survived by two sons, Lawrence Thomas (Larry)
Beatty of Scotland, and Raymond Edward Beatty of
Indianapolis; one daughter, Nellie Jean Stephens of
Wewahitchka; 17 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren;
and 8 great-great-grandchildren; and one sister, Nellie Ann
Wade of Wewahitchka.
He was preceded in death by two sons, James Edgar
(Jim) Beatty of Wewahitchka and Daniel Earl (Danny)
Beatty of Indianapolis; one daughter, Mary Catherine
(Katie) Stripling of Wewahitchka; his father, and mother,
John Edward and Nellie Agnes Beatty of Washington, PA;
six brothers, Archiball, Robert, Nelson, John Franklin,
and James all of Washington, PA, and Edgar of Miami
Lakes, FL; three sisters, Margaret Lonsway of Arizona,
Catherine Bailey of California and Jean Beck of Valley
Grove, West Virginia.
Graveside services was held Friday, September 26,
2008 at Buckhorn Cemetery in Wewahitchka at 11:00 AM
CDT with David Taunton officiating. Interment followed
with military honors. He will be viewed at the cemetery for
a half hour prior to the funeral.
Special acknowledgment to Carl (Billy) Smith and John
Smith, Tom considered them part of the family.
All services are under the direction of the Comforter
Funeral Home, Wewahitchka Branch Chapel.

Luverne Greening

Luverne A. Greening, 85, of Mexico Beach FL, passed
away peacefully at home on Saturday, September 20,
2008. She was born in Fall Creek, WI on September 7,
Luverne is survived by her daughter, Vicki Kopplin of
Mexico Beach, FL; grandsons, Jason (Bonnie) Kopplin of
Lake in the Hills IL, and Jerod (Laura) Kopplin of Stratford
WI; great-grandchildren, Autumn Gray of Bloomer WI,
and Jaidyn Kopplin and Jed Kopplin of Stratford, WI. She
is also survived by a sister, Sandra (Richard) Brovold; and
by brothers, Duane (Nancy) Parr and Raymond (Edith)
Parr. She was predeceased by her husband, Philip, on
September 29, 2006; and also by her brothers, Vernon
Bauch, Elvin (Sam) Bauch and Ralph Bauch.
A heartfelt thank you to Emerald Coast Hospice for the
care and concern shown to our loved one, and our family,
during a most difficult time. Funeral services were held
at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Mexico
Beach at 10.00 AM (CDT) on Thursday, September 25,
2008 with the Reverend Father Jim Lambert officiating.
Interment followed in Holly Hill Cemetery.
All services were under the directions of the Comforter
Funeral Home.

Brenda Gail Whitfield
On Sept. 4, 2008, Brenda Gail Whitfield, 46, went to
her heavenly home to be with our Lord and Saviour. She
passed away at Shands Hospital in Gainesville, Florida,
after a short illness. She was born and grew up in Gulf
County. She attended school in Port St. Joe. She was of
Baptist faith.
She is survived by her mother, Dorothy Whitfield Knape;
father, the late Milton Lawson Whitfield; her grandparents,
the late T.D. "Doc" Whitfield and Nellie Whitfield; four
sisters, Linda Dubrule of Panama City, the late Nellie Ann
Whitfield Fox, Sherrill Faye Gill of Live Oak, Florida, and
Billie Sue Wyman of Perry, Florida; three nieces, Mandie
Whitfield of Wewahitchka, Paula Michelle Dubrule of
Panama City, and Kimberly Renee Eminhiver of Gallaway,
Tenn.; three great-nieces and two great-nephews; many
aunts, uncles and cousins.
Graveside services were held on Sept. 16, 2008 at
Jehu Cemetery in Wewahitchka, Florida, with Rev. Dave
Fernandez of Port St. Joe, Florida, officiating.
Affordable Funeral Care of Panama City was in charge
of final arrangements.

First United Methodist Women's

Annual Flea Market and Bake Sale
Where: First United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall
When: Saturday, October 25, 2008
Time: 8:00 a.m. till 12:00 p.m.
Great deals and great prices
*Donations can be dropped off at the church fellowship
hall Thursday, Oct. 23.

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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 Mexico Both United Methodist (br(hh

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conduct. Romans chapter 1 and many
other sections of scripture deal with
the proper and improper use of human
Many secular musicians have lifestyles
most Christians consider abominable.
There is no guarantee that just
because a musician is talented and cre-
ates beautiful Christian music, he or
she has a good knowledge of scripture.
It is a serious mistake to elevate any
preacher or talented Christian musician
to a position that is higher than God and
His commandments.
How do you know your professor, or
church, or religion, is teaching you the
truth unless you do what the Bereans, in
Acts chapter 17, did: "search the scrip-
tures daily" to find out if a teaching is
correct? Beware of those who quote you
just one or two scriptures as evidence
that their teaching is correct.
In my search for truth, I have found
that it is not just the cults that attempt
to prevent their followers from reading
or being exposed to anything other than
the teaching of their own religious lead-
ers. The largest churches in the world
do this also.
If you are a novice at gaining truth
from the Bible, you will want to buy
(and use) a good concordance such as
Strong's or Young's. You can find these
at any good Christian bookstore. You
also can go on the Internet, where you
can find a number of powerful Bible

search engines. I like the one at bible- It allows me to search any
word or passage in more than a dozen
different English Bibles and allows for
searches in many other languages as
well. I recommend selecting the New
King James Version, since it is the most
accurate of the modern language Bible
As you mature in the faith, you will
want to become more familiar with the
intent of scriptures as they were writ-
ten in the original languages. You can
do this' through a number of helpful
resources, such as interlinear Bibles.
You don't have to become an expert in
the original languages to determine deep
Biblical truths.
At the Mexico Beach Christian Worship
Center, we teach our people that we
should search the scriptures diligently
so our beliefs and our behavior will be
in line with what God asks of us in the
Holy Bible. 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 Highway 98.
God Bless,
Pastor Tim Morrill
Mexico Beach Christian Worship

The Apostle Paul wrote (1 Timothy
4:1), "Now the Spirit expressly says that
in latter times some will DEPART FROM
THE FAITH, giving heed to deceiving
spirits and doctrines of demons."
When a well-known Christian musi-
cian departs from the faith, one who
has ministered to millions, as one did
recently, one has to ask why. If I men-
tioned his name, you would probably
recognize it immediately. I have a num-
ber of his tapes, CDs and music videos.
I am not exposing him, because he was
the one who recently announced that he
and his wife of 33 years, who have four
children, are now divorced and that he
is adopting a lifestyle that is strictly for-
bidden in scripture, because "God had
made him that way."
Why did this happen? We each have
a computer that rests upon our shoul-
ders. It spits out answers, or behaviors,
according to what we feed into it. When
we allow ourselves to take in thoughts
and teachings that are contrary to what
is in the Bible, a departure from the
faith is likely. There are many things
taught in secular schools and colleges
that are absolute nonsense. One such
teaching is that God makes some people
to be what the Bible calls an abomina-
tion. The recent work on the human
genome project has shown that there is
no gene or set of genes that would cause
a person to live in disobedience to God's
commands, regarding human sexual

Men Ought to

Always Pray
Ephesians 6: 1-17
Be strong in the Lord, and in the power
his might. Put on the whole armour of G(
that ye may be able to stand against the wi
of the devil for we wrestle not against fl(
and blood, but against principalities, agat
powers, against the rulers of the darkness
this world, against spiritual wickedness
high places.
Wherefore take unto you the whole arm(
of God, that ye may be able to withstand
the evil day, and having done all, to stand.
Stand therefore, having your loins
about with truth, and loving on the break
plate of righteousness.
And your feet shod with preparation of
gospel of peace. Always, in prayer.
Above all, taking the shield of faith, wh,
with ye shall be able to quench all the fl
darts of the wicked.
And take the helmet of salvation. And
sword of the spirit, which is the word
Praying always with all prayer and si
plication in the spirit and watching thereft
with all perseverance and supplication for
Hebrews 4:12: For the word of God
quick and powerful, and sharper than
two-edged sword, piercing even to the di\
ing asunder of soul and spirit, and ofI
joints and marrow, and is a discerner of
thoughts and intents of the heart.
Mary Freeman

Spaghetti Dinner is
Saturday, Oct. 4
The St. Joseph Catholic Church
Men's Club of Port St Joe will be
hosting its annual Spaghetti dinner
from 6-9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 4, at
the Church Hall on the corner of
Monument and 20th streets in Port
St Joe.
This is not your ordinary
spaghetti dinner made by a bunch
of guys getting together to cook in
the kitchen. The spaghetti dinner
will be prepared by renowned
chef Ian Williams from Verandas
Bistro in Apalachicola. Chef Ian
is serving up a spaghetti dinner
with Bolognese sauce, garlic
bread, salad, dessert and a soft
drink. A donation bar will also
be available. The cost is only
$8 per ticket, and take-out is
Tickets are available from Bill
Reid at (850) 227-8232 or Andy
Smith of Hannon Insurance at
(850) 227-1133.

St. Andrews Holding
Feast of St. Francis
St. Andrew's Episcopal Church
in Panama City will be celebrating
The Feast of St. Francis on Oct.
11 at the church, located in St.
Andrews on Beach Drive.
Francis is the patron saint of

animals and the environment.
Accordingly, we will be honoring
"him with the traditional Blessing of
the Animals and with the presence
of local animal advocacy, groups,
including the St. Joe Bay Humane
Society and Bear Creek Feline
The blessing service starts
promptly at 10 a.m., and
refreshments and prize drawings
will follow.
Officiating clergy will be the Rev.
Dr. Roy McLuen and the Rev. Tom

Church to Thank Rosa,
Howard Garland
A Community Appreciation
Program for Bishop/Overseer
Rosa Garland and Elder Howard
Garland Jr., will be held at 5
p.m. Oct. 19 at the Body of Christ
Church, 106 Harbor St., Port St.
Joe. All church choirs, groups and
soloists are invited to participate
in the program. Pastor Johnny
Jenkins Jr. will present words of
The public is cordially invited to
come out and share with us and
show your love and appreciation
for the kind deeds of Bishop
Rosa Garland and Elder Howard
Garland Jr. The point of contact
for this event is Sister Annie Sue

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LongAvenue Baptist ChurchJ
Where Faith, Family eFriendship are found
Bible Study Sunday: 9:15am
Worship: 10:30am and 7:00pm
A variety of ministries for all ages beginning at 6:30 pm

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

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first Church of the Nazarene
2420 Long Avenue Port St. Joe, Florida 32456
(850) 229-9596
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Sunday School..........................10 a.m.
Sunday Morning Worship .......11 a.m.

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

Oak Grove Church
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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
Children & Youth Ministries

Family life (hwu
"Touching Lives with the Love of Jesus"
Join us in worship . Apolechko Ponom Cly
10:30 Sunday Morning Hwy. 98
7:00 Wednesday Evening <
Pastors Andrew
& Reid Ave
Cathy Rutherford ,Famiy Life Church
Rhema Bible Training Center graduates
Visit our website at: Wewohitchko
323 Reid Avenue Port St. Joe 229-LIFE (5433)

Singing: 9 a.m. Sunday
Worship: 9:30 a.m. Sunday
Call 229-8310
P. 0. Box 758 Port St. Joe, FL 32457
Corner of 20th Street & Marvin Avenue

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"

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




8:00 and 11:00 a.m. (EST) Sunday School 9:45
Child Care Provided for at 11:00
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Students Attend Leadership

Camp/Gannon Wins Award

Kayla Minger and Megan Gannon attended the South
Florida Leadership Training Camp (SFLTC) during this
past summer. SFLTC is a camp that targets young,
aspiring leaders and provides them the tools and ideas
to help make their coming school year a major success.
While at camp, the students are separated into Councils
and throughout the week, they are solving problems,
thinking outside the box and being taught leadership
skills from their counselors. Minger, president of the
PSJHS's SGA, is very excited about the upcoming school
year and is eager to use the training she received during
SFLTC to make this year the best year ever.
Megan Gannon, a Sophomore Senator in PSJHS's
SGA, received the singular honor of being named to the
Honor Council of SFLTC. Being only a sophomore, this is
a tremendous accomplishment for Gannon. The Honor
Council is chosen by the Senior Counselors from SFLTC,
and it is especially difficult to make, 'given the fact that
most of the camp's talented young leaders are drawn from
the large schools in Broward and Dade Counties. Port
St. Joe High School's SGA has been sending students to
these camps for many years and Gannon is the first to
ever bring home this prestigious award.
We would like to send a special note of thanks to Ms.
Linda Wood for providing these young ladies with the
opportunity' to attend this challenging camp.

Gator 2007-08

Yearbooks are in

The 2007-2008 Gator Spirit Yearbooks are now in. If
you have already paid for one it may be picked up Friday
Sept. 26th after school. If you have not purchased one yet
they are on sale now for $40. You may also pre-order the
2008-2009 yearbooks now.

By Douglas May and
Heather Strange
It's hard to believe that
school has already been in
session for over a month;
oh how time flies when one
is having fun. With everyone
traveling in a thousand
different directions, it
is often easy to become
bewildered, befuddled, and
behind the times. Below
is a quick synopsis so you
don't find yourself out of
the loop.
Senior News: If any
senior has any flower,
quote, or song ideas please
write them down and give
them to Douglas May at
your earliest convenience.
There will be Senior
Executive Board meetings
held regularly each
Thursday; all members of
the Senior Executive Board
need to take note of all
announcements posted.
There will be senior formal
and casual retakes on
September 30 for any senior
who has not yet taken his
or her senior portraits.
Also, those seniors who
did not get to take their
outside pictures will have
a chance to do so on this
day. Even though your $65
senior dues were supposed
to be turned in last Friday;
any senior who has not yet
paid can still turn their
money into Jessie Faircloth
or Mrs. Barbee. Be on the
lookout for your October
payment of eighty dollars,
its looming on the horizon.
Junior News: Juniors,
it is your responsibility to
raise funds for the 2009
prom; therefore, each and
every one of you should do
your part to contribute. The
biggest fundraiser for the
junior class is working the
concession stand at every
varsity and junior varsity
football game. Any parent
or student who would like
to volunteer may sign up
in Mrs. Newsome's office
(guidance). Working the
concession stand is not a
requirement; however, every
junior is required to pay
their class dues. This $20
needs to be given to your
class treasurer, Chellsey
All underclassmen need
to be aware that pictures
will be on September 30,
the same day as senior
retakes, dress to impress.
2007-2008 yearbooks are
available for anyone who
has not yet purchased one.

Also, any member of the
class of 2008 who has not
picked up their yearbook
can do so in Mrs. Taylor's
All students interested in
Odyssey of the Mind need
to heed all announcements,
tryouts are just around the
All SGA members: it
is required of you to sell
at least $50 in Yankee
Candles. All members of
the Executive Board need
to sell at least $150 in
candles. All money is due
by October 6.
Students, if you are
involved in a club you need
to pay all of your dues in a
prompt and timely manner.
SGA dues are $10 and need
to be paid to Douglas May.
Key Club dues are $15 and
should be given to Kaelyn
Williams. All new Keyettes
are responsible for paying
$50 for dues and their
personalized jersey; this
payment should be made
to Anna Cordova. NHS
dues are $15 and should
be paid to Kayla Spilde.
Bear in mind that all club
dues must be paid so the
club can have money to
make a difference in the
There will be a volleyball
game at Franklin County at
5 p.m. EST.
There is a football game
on Friday night in West
Gasden at 8 p.m. EST.
Conditioning for winter
sports has begun. Girls and
boys soccer conditioning
occurs on Monday and
Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. EST
and Thursday at 3:15
p.m. EST. Girls and boys
basketball conditioning is
every day after school at
the track.
Remember students,
parents, and members
of the community your
support for the Tiger
Sharks in always greatly
appreciated. Please come
out and support your
There is a multitude of
activities going on at Port
St. Joe High School, and
we implore all students
to get involved in school
activities. Being involved
can make your high school
career far more enjoyable
and enriching.

School News by Lacey
and Logan
Club of the Week
At Wewahitchka High we
have many clubs and each
week we will be choosing
one club as club of the
week and letting you know
a little more about it. This
week's club is FCA. FCA
stands for Fellowship of
Christian Athletes. Mrs.
Stallworth sponsors FCA
and on every Thursday
there is a meeting in her
classroom during lunch.
Already this year they have
had a rally on Sept. 8 and
on Sept. 24 they celebrated
"See you at the Pole" where
they prayed for our school.
This event was organized
and lead by one of the
students here at WHS. See
you at the Pole was held
on the fourth Wednesday
in September at 7 a.m.
across the nation. The FCA
members all wear their
Christian T-shirts to show
their support for FCA every
Thursday. Their mission
for this club is "To present
to athletes and coaches and
all whom they influence the
challenge and adventure
of receiving Jesus Christ
as savior and Lord serving
him in their relationships
in the fellowship of the
church." Their vision is "To
see the world impacted for
Jesus Christ through the
influences of athletes and
Homecoming News
As for other news here
at WHS, homecoming is
just around the corner
it will be during Oct. 20
through Oct. 24. What we
do is each day that week we
come dressed in different
styles. On Monday it will
be multiplicity day where
you and another person
come dressed alike. On
Tuesday it will be celebrity
day and students can come
dressed like any celebrity.
Wednesday it is pajama day.
Thursday is will be super
hero/villain so that should
be interesting. Friday is red
and white day. The annual
parade starts at 2:00 p.m.
on Friday. The Homecoming
activities will be held prior
to the game at 6:30. And
the games against Sneads
at 7 p.m. please come out
and support your Gator
football team.
For those who graduated
in the years ending in 3 or
8 remember this is your
reunion year. There will be

a luncheon for all alumni
graduating in those years at
Wewahitchka High School
at 10 a.m. on Oct. 24. The
Class of 1988 is planning
their 20 year reunion. If
you graduated in that year
please contact Priscilla Cox
at 850-639-5729 for more
Senior News by
Attention all seniors you
need to bring Mrs. Cox a
least 1 baby picture for
the year book. Seniors
will also need to fill out
their last wills and senior
quote's. Also don't forget
that seniors will be selling
car tags all year so please, if
you can, support the senior
class of 2009. Upcoming
events- Seniors don't forget
about your homecoming
float meeting, location to
be announced. And don't
forget about all the senior
scholarships that are
offered this year. Wendy's is
offering a scholarship to all
athletes you can go online
to apply. See Mr. Stryker
for more information on
There are still spots
available on the bus for
Senior Trip. Please see
Mrs. Peak ASAP to request
your seat.
Sports by Austin
This year has turned out
to be another great year
in sports for Wewa High:
The varsity Gator football
team has played FAMU,
South Walton, Cottondale
and Freeport. Their nexi
game will be on Oct. 3
against Liberty County
starting at 7:00 p.m. As for
the JV football team they
have played Blountstown,
Sneads, and Port Saint
Joe. Next time they play
will be against Bay here
in Wewa. Our Lady Gators
volleyball team is looking
into a promising year. They
have played Bay, Arnold,
West Gadsden, Mariana,
PSJ, Altha, Liberty
County, Cottondale, and
Blountstown. The Lady
Gators have had a total of
four wins. And on Oct. 2
they will be playing Arnold
again as a home game
starting with the varsity at
5:00 p.m. and the JV at 6
p.m. And last but not least
the cross country team.
They are looking great this
year. There is a meet on
Oct. 4 at Bay High come out
and support your Gators.



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Thursday, Sept. 25,
the FCS faculty, staff and
student body met together
around the flagpole for the
annual "See You at the Poles"
rally. Pastor Michael Rogers
gave a brief talk, followed
by various teachers and
students who prayed for
godly wisdom and guidance
for our national, state and
local leaders, as well as for
our schools. We are grateful
for God's gracious provision
and protection, but we all
need to seek forgiveness
and a renewed devotion to
His Lordship. We know that
times are tough. That is even
more of a reason to desire
the presence of God and to
seek His will in our lives.
Please pray with us for the
revelation of Jesus Christ in
our lives, that we may do
His will daily, and be found
worthy not only to escape the
terrible things coming upon
the earth, but to be a light for
Jesus in this dark world.
The top three Christmas
card and gift sellers for our
first week of sales were
James Durham, Alison
Gay and Elijah Sarmiento.
Congratulations guys! There
are so many nice gifts,
wrapping paper and cards
and too short of a time to sell
them in. We will announce
the top sellers for both weeks
in next week's article.
Last Thursday our K3 class
was visited by Mother Goose
and her kittens. After leading

children in the nursery
rhymes, she read them '"The
Three Little Kittens." They all
then enjoyed some of Mama

Cats pie. Ytuin, yum. Our"K3''. "I
class would like to thank 'T !'',
Mother Goose for her very
special visit.--It Takes One to Know One

Faith Christian School faculty, staff and student body
gather around the flag pole to pray for God's mercy at the
"See You at the Poles" rally.

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Wewahitchka Elementary
School continues to benefit
from caring community
members. Again this year,
Michael Eubanks has
volunteered to speak to the
students of Mr. Brown's
As most people know,
Michael is a very dedicated
RE. volunteer at the
He has agreed to give

his motivational talks on
the first school day of each
month. Although his talks
take less than an hour to
give, their effects last much
Michael's most recent
talk centered on the idea of
making good choices.
Having attended the
schools in Wewahitchka,
Michael is well aware of
the problems associated

with the students of a rural
community. Michael makes
himself available before
school to talk with any
students that wants to talk
with him.
WES is always in need of
volunteers to help in and
out of the classroom. If
your schedule permits, call
639-2476 to share your

Disability History and Awareness Week

The Gulf County School
Board at the meeting
on September 11, 2008
officially adopted resolution
declaring the recognition and
support of this mandate,
Senate Bill 856, in the
districts' schools.
Gulf County Schools
will offer information and
conduct activities with

the students, staff and for
parents in honor of people
with disabilities during the
weeks of October 1 through
Community and
parent input, support
and participation should
be arranged through the
principals. District contact
should be made with the

Exceptional Student
Education Department at
150 Middle School Road,
Port St. Joe, FL 32456,
phone 850 229 6940, Ext.
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cooperation in expressing
genuine care and
appreciation of people with

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The Gulf County Sheriff's
Office will be conducting
vehicle safety checkpoints
and DUI checkpoints during
the month of September
2008. The check points
will be held throughout the
county to include Highway
98 near St. Joe Beach,
Highway 98 and Garrison
Ave, C-30 Simmons Bayou,
Highway 71 North of White
City, Highway 22 and
Highway 22A, Highway
71 and Westarm Creek,
Highway 71 Dalkieth Area
and Highway 71 near the
Calhoun line.
On 09/01/2008 Evan
Robert Fettinger, 24, was
arrested on a failure to
appear warrant for grand
On 09/02/2008 deputies
received complaints of a
man walking in the road
on U.S. 98. They located
James Keith Berry, 34,
who was intoxicated. He
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On 09/03/2008 Stephen
Daniel Lemieux, 27, was
arrested for failure to
appear for worthless
On 09/05/2008 Johnny
L Williams III, 32, was
arrested for failure to pay
child support.
On 09/25/2008 the
sheriff's office received
information that Sean
Stephen Chehardy, Sr.,
43, was at a residence in
Highland View. Deputies
went to the residence and
found Chehardy in bed. He
was arrested on a violation
of probation warrant
from Franklin County the
original charge was Felony
On 09/26/2008 deputies
clocked a vehicle on
Highway 71 south of the
White City traveling at 117
mph. The driver Michael
Jared Lucas, 18, was
arrested for fleeing and

attempting to elude officers
and issued a citation for
On 09/26/2008 members
of the Gulf County Sheriffs
Office, Bay County Sheriffs
Office, FDLE, Port St
Joe Police Department
and the Mexico Beach
Police Department served
a search warrant at a
residence on Azalea St. In
Mexico Beach. During the
search warrant four grams
of cocaine, marijuana and
paraphernalia were found.
Sherry Land Strand, 48, was
charged with possession
of cocaine and Melissa
Marie Mehrman, 30, was
charged with possession of
marijuana and possession
of drug paraphernalia.
During the week of
Gulf County Dispatchers
handled 280 calls for
service including 31 calls
for Emergency medical
services and 3 fire calls.

Traffic Fatalities in Florida Decrease

For Second Consecutive Year

TALLAHASSEE More lives are being saved in Florida. Traffic fatalities in the
Sunshine State have dropped more than four percent from last year, and the number
of injuries has decreased, too. The Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles
makes this data and more available through the Florida Crash Statistics Report. The
Department recently updated the report, and the 2007 edition is now posted online at
Below are highlights from the 2007 Traffic Crash Statistics:

Crash Statistics
Fatal crashes
Injury crashes
Alcohol related fatalities
Alcohol related injuries
Alcohol related crashes
Motorcyclists killed
Motorcyclists injured
Motorcyclist crashes




4.28% decrease
4.44% decrease
1.39% decrease
1.23% decrease
13.1% increase
.69 % decrease
.16% decrease
.77% decrease
3.18 increase
2.39% increase

September 19 25, 2008
This report represents
some events the Florida
Fish; and Wildlife
Conservation Commission
(FWC) handled over the
past week; however, it does
not include all actions
taken by the Division of
Law Enforcement.



On September 20, Officer
Kenneth Manning was on
patrol in the Perdido Wildlife
Management Area (WMA)
when he encountered a
vessel returning to Sand
Landing. An inspection
of the vessel revealed
spotlights and a shotgun
loaded with buckshot. No
evidence of illegal take was
observed, but the subject
possessing the shotgun
was a convicted felon. The
shotgun was seized and the
appropriate charges will be
filed upon completion of
the investigation.


Lt. Jay Chesser followed
fresh tire sign into a wooded
tract of private property
and found a vehicle whose
occupant said he was
exploring. A check of the
operator's driver's license
found the license to be
suspended. When asked
if there were illegal items
in the vehicle, the driver
produced a bag of cannabis
from the vehicle's ashtray.
A citation for the cannabis
was issued. The subject's
wife was summoned to
retrieve the subject and his

Officer Joe Chambers
was conducting a resource
inspection when he found
a fisherman to be in
possession of cannabis
and drug paraphernalia.
Citations were issued for
these violations.
K-9 Officer Mike Guy
and Officer Neal Goss
were checking fishers at
the Hathaway Bridge when
a fisher was observed
dumping the contents of
a cooler into some nearby
bushes. A check of the


B.S. in Criminology, Florida State University
Law Enforcement Standards
1,500+ hours of law enforcement instruction and training, Gulf Coast
Community College
21 years Gulf Count Law Enforcement Experience

1987-1990: Deputy, Gulf County Sheriff's Office
1990-1995: Sergeant Shift Supervisor, City of Port St. Joe
1995-2007: Chief Deputs. Gulf County Sheriff's Office
2007-Present: Appointed Sheriff of Gulf County

I have been in law enforcement in Gulf County for 21 years. I have worked as: Depu-
ty, Captain, Major and presently the appointed Sheriff for Gulf County. I have been a
member of the Gulf County EMS since 1997. I have served as the South County Gulf
County and Wewahitchka Search and Rescue for many years: and for the part seven
years I have been a certified K9 Officer.

While Sheriff, I have established a SWAT team specially trained to deal with danger-
ous events, which includes hostage situations or gunmen on the loose in our schools.

I am reviving the D.A.R.E. Program in the Gulf County schools with additional
D.A.R.E. training during the summer for the School Response Officers in Wewahi-
tchka and Port St. Joe.

I am available to discuss any issues or questions you may have. Please feel free to
call me.

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EXPERIENCE with County Budget;
As your County Commissioner from 1992-20001 I always worked
to reduce your taxes and as your next Commissioner I will continue
to promote that mind-set.

EXPERIENCE with Sate & Federal Agencies;
As Chairman of the Small County Coalition from 1993 1995
it was my responsibility to lobby not only for the state agencies but
also the legislature for small county issues including funding. I have
in the Gov. Office, Regional Planning Councils, FEMA, and others.

EXPERIENCE as a business owner in downtown Port St. Joe;
Owned & Operated the Athletic House from 1985 1992
Owned & Operated Jacque's Photo from 2002 2006
I know what the business community goes through to try and be
a profitable and successful business in this community. I know they
need tax relief in our changing economy

EXPERIE NCED leadership in our community;
Chairman Port St. Joe Authority
Past Chairman Small County Coalition
Past Chairman Gulf Count Board of County Commission
Past President Port St. Joe Dixie Youth Baseball

If you want an EXPERIENCED proven leader,
that knows being a County Commissioner is being a public Servant
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bushes found five wet whole
stone crabs. A citation and
warnings were issued. .
Officer Joe Chambers
worked Deer Point Lake
on the opening morning
of early duck season. He
found three hunters who
didn't have the required
state waterfowl permits and
another hunter who had
neither the federal duck
stamp nor the state permit.
Citations and warnings
were issued.
Lt. Jay Chesser and
Officer Dennis Palmer
worked afternoon duck
hunting on Deer Point Lake.
One hunter was cited for
shooting 20 minutes after
legal hours. This same
hunter was given written
warnings last duck season
by Officer Palmer for
late shooting, steel shot
and having an unplugged


On the evening of
September 20, Officer
Chasen Yarborough and
Lt. Charlie Wood were
conducting license and
fisheries inspections just
east of the Ho-Hum camper
park atLanarkVillage. While
conducting the inspections,
one individual was found
to be in possession of an
undersized gag grouper.
After releasing the fish
alive back to the water
and while issuing a written
warning to the individual
for the undersized gag
grouper, it was found that
the individual was wanted
in Leon County on an
open arrest warrant. The
individual was placed under
arrest and transported to
the Franklin County Jail to
await extradition to Leon

On the evening of
September 21, Officers Don
Walker and Travis Huckeba
were conducting waterfowl
inspections coinciding with
the early duck season in
the area of the Apalachicola
River. The officers found
one of the hunters to be
in possession of migratory
waterfowl without a federal
duck stamp. The hunter
was issued a citation for
the violation.


A month long
investigation culminated
in the felony arrest of a
commercial crabber from
Panacea last week. The
suspect was videotaped in
the Wakulla River pulling
a trap that belonged to
another commercial
crabber and emptying the
contents in his vessel. He
faces first appearance next


On September 21,
Officer Ben Johnson
observed two subjects
leaving the Chattahoochee
boat ramp. Officer
Johnson performed
a freshwater fisheries
inspection which
revealed the subjects to
be in possession of two
undersized black bass.
Appropriate citations
were issued.

On September 24,
Officer Ben Johnson was
performing a freshwater
fisheries license check
at the Chattahoochee
boat ramp. One check Qf
a subject's information
revealed an outstanding
warrant for grand theft.
Chattahoochee Police
Department transported
the subject to the county


On September 20,
Officer Dale Wilcox helped
with the rescue of a lost
bow hunter in the Aucilla
Wildlife Management Area.
The man became lost after
hunting that morning and
started walking in circles
in the Wacissa River
Swamp area off Magnolia
Bog Road. Someone in a
vessel on the river heard
him yelling for help and
called dispatch. Once
he was located, Officer
Wilcox and another hunter
had to walk to help him
out of a thicket where
he was stuck and on the
verge of a heat stroke. He
had been walking several
hours carrying a bow and
climbing tree stand.




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Simmerin' Sauce wins Best of Atlanta award Tyndall Chooses Kerigan Marketing Associates

By Daniel Carson
Florida Freedom
Michael Scoggins'
recipe for Killer Seafood
Simmerin' Sauce includes
predominant spices like
rosemary and fennel seeds,
and a little beer.
Scoggins, co-owner
of Mexico Beach's Killer
Seafood restaurant, said
he puts a six-pack into
every five-gallon batch of
Simmerin' Sauce, a tweak
that gives the spicy tomato-
based broth an extra
richness of flavor.
"I've found that
Budweiser works for me,"
Scoggins said, stressing
that the alcohol is cooked
out of the sauce.
Judges at the September
2008 Atlanta Fall Gift &
Home Furnishings Market,
which featured the Atlanta
Gourmet Market, named
the sauce as a "Best of
Atlanta" award winner.
Scoggins and Kim
Halvorson are the co-

owners of Killer Sauces,
LLC, which produces the
Simmerin' Sauce.
He said the sauce won
the Best of Atlanta award,
which had winners in 12
different gourmet product
categories, for "extras,"
a category that included
sauces, spies, oils and
It was the first time
Scoggins and Halvorson
had entered the sauce in a
competition, he said.
"It was quite a shock,"
Scoggins said of the
After debuting the
sauce in the Mexico Beach
restaurant, Scoggins said
he and Halvorson began
selling it on a retail level
in 2005.
Simmerin' Sauce is
available at several area
locations, including Port St.
Joe's Piggly Wiggly, Panama
City Beach's Cardenas
Seafood, and Mexico
Beach's Prickly Pears
Gourmet Gallery. The sauce
can be used to simmer with

James Dybdal Retires From Gulf Coast Electric Cooperative

James Dybdal recently retired from Gulf
Coast Electric Cooperative after 35 years of
service. Of these 35 years, Dybdal worked
on a line crew for 20 years and as a staking
engineer for 15 years.
Dybdal worked for Carolina Power and
Light for two years prior to coming on board
at the Cooperative. He attended numerous
training during his time at the Cooperative,
including Hot Line School, the Key Man
Development Training Program, Ohio
Electric Lineman's courses, OSHA training,
underground school and the U. S. D. A.
Graduate School Correspondence Course for
REA Borrowers in Basic Electricity. He also
received the Distinguished Statesman Award
and was recognized for outstanding service,

dedication and teamwork
in the engineering
Gulf Coast Electric
Cooperative is part of
the Touchstone Energy@
national alliance of
local, consumer-owned
electric cooperatives
providing high standards
of service to customers
large and small. GCEC
serves approximately 20,500 consumers in
Bay, Calhoun, Gulf, Jackson, Walton and
Washington counties and in the municipalities
of Wewahitchka, Ebro, White City, Fountain,
Lynn Haven and Southport.

of Port St. Joe to Design New Brand Campaign

seafood, chicken, and a
host of other food items.
Scoggins said the sauce
is particularly popular at
seafood markets, where it's
generally displayed right
next to fish, shrimp and
"It gives them an
they haven't tried before,"
Scoggins said.
Since offering it on a retail
level, Scoggins estimated
he's sold about 400 to 500
cases (which contain 12
32 ounce jars per case) of
Simmerin' Sauce.
The sauce is also available
in Tallahassee and about a
dozen other regional cities,
Scoggins said.
Scoggins said he lined
up 15 new accounts for the
sauce at the Atlanta market.
He said he hoped the Best
of Atlanta award would
bring more awareness of
his product, and added
that he planned to enter the
Simmerin' Sauce in future

Tyndall Federal Credit
Union announced this week
that it has chosen Kerigan
Marketing Associates, Inc.
of Port St. Joe to assist in
developing and designing
a new brand design and
marketing campaign.
As Tyndall continues to
improve all aspects of its
operations and member
services, an updated brand
design will help to illustrate
these changes to the public.
For example, Tyndall will
have ten convenient branch
locations by the end of
2008. Additionally, the
credit union has rolled out
a new website and online
account opening this year.
To help demonstrate the
incredible amount of
change, Tyndall has hired
Marketing Associates
to design a contemporary
brand image for the
"We are thrilled to
be working with such a
talented agency as Kerigan
Marketing Associates,"
said Mark Krolick, Vice
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The Star
135 W. Hwy 98
Port St. Joe, FL 32456

Publication Number:
- Filing Date:
October 2, 2008
Issue Frequency
Weekly (Thursday Morn-
Published Annually:
52 Weeks
Annual Subscription Price:
$23.00 In County
$33.00 Out of County

Contact Person:
Melissa Haire
(850) 747-5050

Complete Mailing Address
of Known Office of Publica-
tion and General Business
Office of Publisher:
RO. Box 1940
Panama City, FL 32402

Karen Hanes
RO. Box 1940,
Panama City, FL 32402

Tim Croft
135 W. Hwy 98
Port St. Joe, FL 32456

Managing Editor:

Florida Freedom Newspa-
per, Inc.
(a Florida Corporation)
R 0. Box 1940
Panama City, FL 32402

Freedom Newspapers,
(a Delaware Corporation)
R O. Box 19549
Irvine, CA 92713

Known Bondholders, Mort-
gages, and Other Security
Holders Owning or Hold-
ing 1 Percent or More of
Total Amount of Bonds,
Mortgages, or Other Secu-
Freedom Newspapers Ac-
quisitions, Inc
17666 Fitch,
Irvine CA 92614

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tions, Inc.
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Irvine, CA 92614

Publication Title:
The Star
Issue Date for Circulation
Data: September 4, 2008

Extent and Nature of Circu-
lation; Average No. Copies
Each Issue During Preced-
ing 12 Months; Actual No.
Copies of Single Issue
Published Nearest to Filing

Total Number of Copies:
Average: 3429
Actual: 3397

Paid Circulation
Mailed Outside-County
Paid Subscriptions Stated
on PS Form 3541:

Average: 680
Actual: 667

Mailed In-County Sub-
scriptions Stated on PS
Form 3541:
Average: 110
Actual: 111

Paid Distribution Outside
the Mails Including Sales
Through Dealers and Car-
riers, Street Vendors,
Counter Sales, and Other
Paid Distribution Outside
Average: 2091
Actual: 2187

Paid Distribution by Other
Classes of Mail Through
the USPS:
Average: 0
Actual: 0

Total Paid Distribution:
Average: 2881
Actual: 2965

Total Free or Nominal Rate
Average: 3
Actual: 1

Total Distribution:
Average: 2881
Actual: 2965

Copies not Distributed:
Average: 548
Actual: 432

Average: 3429
Actual: 3397

Percent Paid:
Average: 100%
Actual: 100%

Publication of Statement of
October 2, 2008

Karen E. Hanes
September 22, 2008
I certify that all information
furnished on this form is
true and complete. I un-
derstand that anyone who
furnishes false or mislead-
ing information on this
form or who omits material
or information requested
on the form may be sub-
ject to criminal sanctions
(including fines and impris-
onment) and/or civil sanc-
tions (including civil penal-
October 2, 2008


BID NO. 0809-01

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

Proposals for weekend
park cleanup that meets or
exceeds specifications.

Any questions regarding
this bid should be directed
to Lynn Lanier at the Rob-
ert M. Moore Administra-
tion Building, Room 302,
1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr.,
Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida,
32456, (850) 229-6111.
Please indicate on enve-
NAME, that this is a
SEALED BID and include
the BID NUMBER on what
the bid is for.

Bids will be received until
Friday, October 17, 2008
at 4:30 p.m., E.T, at the
Office of the Clerk of
Court, 1000 Cecil G.
Costin Sr., Blvd., Room

148, Port St. Joe, Florida
32456. Bids will be opened
on Monday, October 20,
2007 at 10:00 a.m. at the
same address in Room

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

Billy E. Traylor, Chairman
Rebecca Norris, Clerk
AD #2008-120
October 2, 9, 2008


The Area Agency on Aging
for North Florida, Inc. has
scheduled three Public
Hearings for the 2009 Area
Plan on Aging in Marianna,
Crawfordville and Madi-
son. Special emphasis will
be on the Area Agency on
Aging's implementation of
the Aging Resource Center
and a discussion of the
known or perceived needs
of elders in the commu-
nity. The dates and loca-
tions are as follows:

Tuesday, September 30,
2008: Jackson County
Senior Center, 2931 Opti-
mist Drive, Marianna, Flor-
ida, 1:00 p.m 2:00 p.m.,
Central Time.

Wednesday, October 15,
2008, Wakulla County Sen-
ior Center, 33 Michael
Drive, Crawfordville, Flor-
ida, 10:00 a.m. 11:00
a.m., Eastern Time.
Friday, October 17, 2008,
Madison County Extension
Office, 184 NW College
Loop, Madison, Florida,
11:00 a.m. 12:00 p.m.,
Eastern Time.

Documents for the Public
Hearings will be available
for distribution at each of
the locations above at the
time of each hearing. In
addition, you may request
a copy by contacting the
Area Agency on Aging for
North Florida at
(850)488-0055 or by email-
ing your request to

Comments may be sub-
mitted to Janice D. Wise,
Executive Director, 2414
Mahan Drive, Tallahassee,
Florida 32308. Deadline for
consideration of com-
ments in our Area Plan is
Friday, October 24, 2008.
October 2, 2008

The Port St. Joe Port Au-
thority will hold its regular
monthly meetings at Rish,.
Gibson, Scholz & Groom,
PA., 116 Sailor's Cove
Drive, Port St. Joe, Florida,
beginning at 8:15 a.m.,
Eastern Time, on the fol-
lowing dates:

Monday, October 13, 2008
Monday, November 10,
Monday, December 8,
Monday, January 12, 2009
Monday, February 9, 2009
Monday, March 9, 2009
Monday, April 13, 2009
Monday, May 11,2009
Monday, June 8,, 2009
Monday, July 13, 2009
Monday, August 10, 2009
Monday, September 14,

All who wish may attend
and be heard.

If any person decides to
appeal any decision made
with respect to any matter
considered at the meeting,.
he or she will need a rec-

S 1100
ord of the proceedings,
and, for such purpose, he
or she may need to ensure
that a verbatim record of
the proceedings is made,
which record includes the
testimony and evidence
upon which the appeal is
to be based.
October 2, 2008

Deutsche Bank National
Trust Company, as Trustee
for Long Beach Mortgage
Loan Trust 2005-2,


William Chris Harwood
a/k/a William C. Harwood
and Johanna Michelle
Grissom; Washington Mu-
tual Bank, as successor in
interest to Long Beach
Mortgage Company; Un-
known Parties in Posses-
sion # 1; Unknown Parties
in Possession #2; If living,
and all Unknown Parties
claiming by, through, un-
der and against the above
named Defendant(s) who
are not known to be dead
or alive, whether said Un-
known Parties may claim
an interest as Spouse,
Heirs, Devisees, Grantees,
or Other Claimants

Case #: 2008-CA-000323
Division #:


William Chris Harwood
a/k/a William C. Harwood;
Bryan Settrich Road,
Wewahitchka, FL 32465
and Johanna Michelle
Grissom; ADDRESS UN-
IS: 224 Bryan Settrich
Road, Wewahitchka, FL

Residence unknown, if liv-
ing, including any un-
known spouse of the said
Defendants, if either has
remarried and if either or
both of said Defendants
are dead, 'their respective
unknown heirs, devisees,
grantees, assignees, credi-
tors, lienors, and trustees,
and all other persons
claiming by, through, un-
der or against the named
Defendantss; and the
aforementioned named
Defendant(s) and such of
the aforementioned un-
known Defendants and
such of the aforemen-
tioned unknown Defend-
ants as may be infants, in-
competents or otherwise
not sui juris.

FIED that an action has
been commenced to fore-
close a mortgage on the
following real property, ly-
ing and being and situated
in Gulf County, Florida,
more particularly de-
scribed as follows:

00-01-37 WEST, 82.98
RUN SOUTH 87-32-50
WEST, 420.28 FEET TO
SOUTH 00-02-30 WEST,

New Procedures for Submitting


for publication in The Port St. Joe Star


E-mail: tal legal,.0 pcnh.conl
Mail to: Star Legal Adertiing
P.O. Bo\ 1940,. Panamanl Cit. FL 324102
Fax to: (5li 747-51144
Deadline: Noon, NlMonda IOf
ThUrida. p1 illca lorl

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SOUTH 87-32-50 WEST,
NORTH 00-02-30 EAST,
NORTH 87-32-50 EAST
2004,. UNDER JOB NO.
04-728PSC:25959 AS FOL-

more commonly known as
224 Bryan Settrich Road,
Wewahitchka, FL 32465.

This action has been filed
against you and you are
required to serve a copy of
your written defense, if
any, upon SHAPIRO &
FISHMAN, LLR Attorneys
for Plaintiff, whose address
is 10004 N. Dale Mabry
Highway, Suite 112,
Tampa, FL 33618, within
.thirty (30) days after the
first publication of this no-
tice and file the original
with the clerk of this Court
either before service on
Plaintiffs attorney or imme-
diately there after; other-
wise a default will be en-
tered against you for the
relief demanded in the

WITNESS my hand and
seal of this Court on the
23rd day of September,

Rebecca L. Norris, Clerk
Circuit and County Courts
By: Jasmine Hysmith
Deputy Clerk
October 2, 9, 2008

File No. 08-59-PR


The administration of the
estate of DONALD GRAY-
ceased, whose date of
death was January 9,
2003; File Number
08-59-PR, is pending in the
Circuit Court for Gulf
County, Florida, Probate
Division, the address of
which is Clerk of the Cir-
cuit Court, Port St. Joe, FL
32456. The names and ad-
dresses of the personal
representative and the per-
sonal representative's at-
torney are set forth below.

All creditors of the dece-
dent and other persons
having claims or demands
against decedent's estate,
on whom a copy of this
notice is required to be
served must file their
claims with this court

All other creditors of the
decedent and other per-
sons having claims or de-
mands against decedent's
estate must File their
claims with this court

I 1100

TION 733.702 OF THE


The date of first publica-
tion this notice is: October
2, 2008.

Personal Representative
1315 Woodward Avenue
Port Saint Joe, Florida
Brian J. Welke
Attorney for Personal Rep-
Florida Bar No. 0127159
Brian .J. Welke, PA.
531 North Bay Street
Eustis, Florida 32726
Telephone: (352) 357-0400
Facsimile: (352) 357-9950
October 9,16, 2008

The Port St Joe Redevel-
opment Agency's regular
Board of Directors Meeting
will be held on Thursday,
October 9, 2008, at 5:00
pm at 150 Capt. Fred's
Place. FY08-09 Budget to
be approved by consent
agenda. All persons are in-
vited to attend and partici-
pate. Anyone wanting to
appeal an official decision
made on any subject at
the meeting must have a
verbatim record of the
meeting that includes the
testimony and evidence on
which the appeal is based.
October 2, 2008

CASE NO.: 07-75PR

IN RE: The Estate of


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


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

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


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

Mary Dell Lowry
Personal Representative
410 16th Street
Port St. Joe, FL 32456
Timothy J. McFarland,
RO. Box 202
326 Reid Avenue
Port St. Joe, FL 32456
FL Bar No.: 0984868
(850) 227-3113

Attorney for
Personal Representative
September 11, 18, 25,
October 2, 2008

CASE NO.: 08-41 PR

IN RE: The Estate of


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 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

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

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

Anthony D. Shuler
Personal Representative
Mexico Beach, FL 32410

Timothy J. McFarland,
RO. Box 202
326 Reid Avenue
Port St. Joe, FL 32456
FL Bar No.: 0984868
(850) 227-3113
Attorney for
Personal Representative
September 11, 18, 25,
October 2, 2008

CASE NO. 08-414CA

WOOD, as Trustee of the


RETTA L. MIXON and hus-
EASON and wife, EMILY
CHARLES EMIG, and wife,

alive, and if dead, her
heirs, devisees, grantees,
creditors and all other par-
ties claiming by, through,
under or against her; J.
NORWOOD COBB, if alive,
and if dead, his wife HA-
ZEL COBB, their unknown
spouses, and creditors of
the Defendants J.
wife, HAZEL COBB, and all
other heirs, devisees,
grantees, creditors, and all
other parties claiming by,
through under, or against
them; and KATIE PATRI-
CIA MCLEOD, if alive, and
if dead her unknown

spouse and creditors, and
all heirs, devisees, grant-
ees, creditors, and all
other parties claiming by,
through, under, or against
and husband KENNETH
SCOTT MIXON, if alive,
and if dead, their unknown
spouse and creditors, and
all heirs, devisees, grant-
ees, creditors, and all
other parties claiming by,
through, under, or against
WARD, if alive, if dead,
and his unknown spouse
and creditors, and all
heirs, devisees, grantees,
creditors, and all other par-
ties claiming by, through,
under, or against them;
and wife EMILY FAYE
EASON, if alive, if dead,
their surviving spouse, and
creditors, and all heirs, de-
visees, grantees, creditors,
and all other parties claim-
ing by, through, under, or
against them; DOUGLAS
CHARLES EMIG, and wife
alive, if dead, their several
and respective unknown
spouse, heirs, devisees,
grantees and creditors, or
other known parties claim-
ing by, through, or under
those unknown natural
persons; and, the several
and respective unknown
assigns, successors in in-
terest, trustees or any
other person claiming by,
through, under or against
any of the above or any
corporation or other legal
entity named as a defend-
ant; and all claimants, per-
sons or parties, natural or
corporate, or whose exact
legal status is unknown,
claiming under any of the
above named or described
defendants or parties
claiming to have any right,
title or interest in and to
the lands hereinafter de-

an action TO QUIET TITLE
on the following property
in Gulf County, Florida:

Commence at the South-
west corner of Section 31,
Township 3S, Range 9W,
and extend a line North
along the West line of said
Section 31 for 763.1 feet;
thence North 81032'24"
East for 315.93 feet more
or less to the Easternmost
right of way line of Chipola
drive as shown on the plat
of Stokes Dead Lakes
Camp in Plat book 2, Page
36 Gulf County, Florida for
the Point of Beginning.
Thence continue North
81 32'24" East for 100 feet;
thence South 9140'30" East
for 60 feet; thence South
81032'24" West for 100
feet; thence North 9040'30"
West along said right of
way of Chipola Drive for 60
feet to the Point of Beginn-

has been filed against you
and you are required to
serve a copy of your writ-
ten defenses, if any, to it
Plaintiff's attorney, whose
address is 413 Williams
Avenue, Port St. Joe, Flor-
ida 32456 on or before the
25th day of November,
2008 and file the original
with the Clerk of this Court
either before service on
Plaintiff's attorney or imme-
diately thereafter; other-
wise a default will be en-
tered against you for the
relief demanded in the
complaint or petition.

Witness my hand and the
official seal of this Honora-
ble Court, on this 18th day
of September, 2008.

Clerk of the Circuit Court
Jasmine Hysmith
Deputy Clerk

September 25, October 2,
9, & 16, 2008

CASE NO. 08-107-CA



GIVEN pursuant to a Final
Judgment of foreclosure
dated August 16, 2008,
and entered in Civil Action
No. 08-107-CA of the Cir-
cuit Court of the Four-
teenth Judicial Circuit in
and for Gulf County, Flor-
ida, wherein the parties
were the plaintiff, BAYSIDE
defendants, CHARLTON

sell to the highest and best
bidder, for cash, at 11:00
a.m. (Eastern Time) on the.
16th day of October, 2008,
at the front door of the Gulf-
County Courthouse, Port
St. Joe, Florida, the
following-described real
property as set forth in
said Final Judgment of

Parcel 4-A1, being a por-
tion of Lot 4, of San Bias
Estates; thence along the
South line of said Lot 4,
South 69D45'05" West,
143.75 feet; thence North,
20D14'55" West 100.00.
feet to a point on the North
line of said Lot 4; thence
along said North line,
North 69D45'05" East,
143.75 feet to the North-
east corner of said Lot 4;
thence South 20D14'55"
East, 100.00 feet to the.
Point of Beginning; said
lands containing 0.33 ac-
res, more or less, said,
lands being subject to a 15
foot ingress/egress/utility
easement shown on the
plat thereof.

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

DATED this 16th day of
September, 2008.

/s/ Jasmine Hysmith
Deputy Clerk
October 2 ,9, 2008

GIVEN that Cabernet .1,
LLC the holder of the fQl-;
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 Comer of the NE 1/4
SE 1/4 of Section 4, Town-
ship 4 South, Range 1Q
West, Gulf County, Florida,.
as per the unrecorded plat.
of Stone Creek Acres;
thence run South 89 DeZ:
grees 46 Minutes 00 Sec-
onds East along the North
boundary line of said NE
1/4 of the SE 1V4, as mon-
umented for 247.33 feet for.
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 279.58k
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 & Unda Adkins.

All of said property being-
in' Gulf County, State of
Florida. Unless such cer-
tificate shall be redeemed
according to law, the
property described in such.
certificate will be sold to.
the highest bidder in the.
front Lobby of the Gulf
County Courthouse, 1000
Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd.,
Port St. Joe, Florida at
11:00 AM, E.D.T, Wednes-
day, the 15th day of Octo-
ber, 2008. Dated this 12th
day of September, 2008..

BY: Donna L. Ray
Deputy Clerk
September 18,25, 2008
October 2, 9, 2008

GIVEN that Wallace G.
Cooley & Jim Holmes the
holder of the following Ta,
Certificate, has filed said
certificate for a tax deed to,
be issued thereon. The
certificate number andr
year of issuance, the de-
scription of the property,
and the names in which it

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Established 1938 Serving Gulf County and surrounding areas for 67 years THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL 0 THURSDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2008 11B

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was assessed are as fol- certificate number and PROVIDING FOR AN EF- Lost cat, 10th street and KK: White City, 576 ------ Elder care- assisted living, 3 br, 2 ba, 1680sf W mo
lows: year of issuance, the de- FECTIVE DATE. Woodward ave., since Charles Ave, Sat. 8-noon Medical/Health private room and bath, bile home, large corner lot
scription of the property, 9/25, long-haired, brown, Clothes, shoes, telescope, balanced meals, help with in Creek Side, oversize liv-
Certificate No. 35 and the names in which it Ordinance No. 2008-1046L tortoise shell colored fe- printers, tools, kayak, baby I Dental I personal care and meds, Apalach. 3 br 1 ba house ingroom w/fireplace, mas-
was assessed are as fol- in its entirety may be in- male, affectionate, crib, baby clothes, toys, I Hygenist call 8272887, please leave for rent. Cntrl air, fireplace, ter has huge walk-in
Application No. 2008-20 lows: spected atthe Office of the well-loved, 899-0022 or crafts, and lots morell ILooking for part time Imessage. W/D, D/W, sun deck, clset, new rugs and fre
City Clark during regular 899-9291, Reward offered. Overstret: 331 Basswood shady fncd in yard, work paint $675/m + dep. Call
Year of Issuance: 2006 Certificate No. 150 businesshours, 8 AM4 d d shed, ample parking $8 850-69-4123
PM central time Rd. Wed., Thurs., Friday., hygenist. Fast paced I- mo first and last $500 sc
R.E. No. 00589-000R Application No. 2008- 18 MondayFriday. All inter10/1, 10/2, 10/3, practice seeks a caring, moist and last $500 1742Coa Ave lotorrent
SApplication No.Ijoin our patient oriented .d 0.C Brendaform neo
Description of Property: Year of Issuance: 2006 at the meeting to be heard 1170 St. Joe I dentora team t A tream I R "-V_. 227-9363 or 227-4051info
Lot 4, Block "E", of Unit 1, with respect to this pro Found Dog Moving Sale Idental team. sA team 227Stron3 r 227-4
Red Bull Island (an unoffi- R.E. No. 01686-002R posed Ordinance. 09/28 on route 386 be- Sat Oct 4th 7am-2pm est gr a mu s ong Travel trailer space for
cial plat of land) more par- tween St. Joe Beach and For Baby / Home Yard communication skills re- rent, power water and
teen St. Joe Beach and For Baby / Home Yard Iquired. Fax resume:A1 Charming home for rent in se werp wated in
ticularly described as: Description of Property: Gwen Exley, City Clerk Wewa Call to identify TV's and Lots More! i. Fax rESTATEFRRENT sewer provided, located in
COMMENCE at the South- COMMENCE at the South- October 2 and October 9 227-8225 or 227-5770 412 Gulfaire Dr #3400861290 Port St Joe 2 br w/comn-Oak Grove, Plese call 850
east Corner of U. S. Gov- east Corner of Section 14, 2008 Webd#34008612_ 6100- Business/ puter room or nursery, 1 229-8959 or 340-0339
ernment Lot No. 2, in Sec- Township 4 South, Range 4Q.. .IF,_I._6WCommercial ha, laundry room, Central
n 30 To i ou u u10- Apartments air and heat, fenced yard,
lRange 9 4 West,in Gulf ida, thence North 88 De- Medical/Health 6120 Beach Rentals no pets, $550/m, $400 sec.
County, Florida; thence agrees 43 Minutes 09 Seh NUOTICE OF Health 6130 CAndH ouseRta e deposit, Call 227-6216
run North 145.4 feet along onds West, along the PUBLIC HEARING STEEL HomeHealth Aide 614House Rentals
the Lot line; thence run South boundary line of BUILDINGS A&A HomeCare, Inc. has 6150 Roommate Wanted
North 85 Degrees 04 Min- said Section 14, for 137.71 The City of Wewahitchka an immediate opening for 6170 Mobile Home/Lot
utes West 1,283.0 feet, feet, thence North19De- Board of Commissioners 5 Only 2)25x32, 3)40x32, a HHAide. Please applying 6180 Out-of-Town Rentals
Must Move Now person at 211 N Hwy 71 in 6190 Timeshare Rentals Downtown Port St Joe
way line" of Red Bull Island onds West for 102.61 feet and Final Reading of Ordi- NIWill Sell for Balance Wewahithka. A & A is an 6200 Vacation Rentals Townhome,at Te ESTATE FOR SA
Drive; thence run South 04 thence North 58 Degrees ance No. 2008-1047L on Owed/Free Deliveryl EOE and a DFW. If you are townhome at The Village REALESTAT FOR SALE
5g27s2000Sec- P eet o 1-800-211-9594 x22 one onoe pa of PortSt J beaut
Dego2110 Pets: Free to tent care and fxale and new 3 br, 3 be, unit in 7110- Beach Home/
Degrees 55 Minutes West 02 Minutes 33 Seconds Monday, ctober2, 282110-Pets. Free-to seeking and St. Joebeautifu 7100- Hmes
125.0 feet along the "West West for 160.15 feet; at 6:55 PM central time to Good Home tient care and flexible
right of way line" of Palm thence North 19 Degrees consider adoption of an 2120- Pet Supplies hours, this is the job for 6110 Port St. Joe.Closeproxim- Property
Street, to the POINT OF 59 Minutes 53 Seconds ordinance with the follow- 2130- Farm Animals/ you. 1 br, 1 ba, all utilities in- ity to area shopping 7120 Commercial
BEGINNING, thence con- West for 61.86 feet, more ing title, to wit: Supplies clouded, Apalachicola, no downtown, and St. 7130- CendoTownhouse
tinue to run South 04 De- or less, to the water's edg 2140 Pets/Livestock smoking, walk to groc Joseph's Bay Monthly 7140 Farms & Ranches
grees 55 Mnutes West o Dead AN ORDINANCE OF THE Wanted Medical/Health store, furn. 1 yr lease re- lease available at $1,000 7150 Lots and Acreage
125 feet aling the West akes for the POINT OF BOARD OF CITY COM- quired, lst month and dep per month with $1000 7160 MobileHomes/Lots
0 feetETalong thet Wet LaEsN f the POI OtF BOAR OF ABC C PHYSICIAN710 script y/ama dde0Waterttfront
right of way line of said BEGINNING, thence South MISSIONERS ESTABLISH- PHYSICAN req at signing. 653-6375 ecuity/damage deposit 7180Investment
m Stree, thence rn De es 59 Minutes 53 I RATE OF COME 210 O ASSISTANT Charming Updated Call Gulf Coast Poperty roper
North 85 Degrees 05 Min-Seconds East for 61.86SATION FOR FULL TIME CharmiNURSE duplex on quiet Palm 2 Blr Services at (80)-229-2706 7190--ut-o-Town
utes West 100.0 feet; feet, more or less, thence AND PART TIME EM-I B0 e P C T NURSE duplex on quiet Palm Bivd. -720Real Estate
thence run North 04 De- South 58 Degrees 02 M- PLOYEE AND ALLOWNG41 Help Wan PRACTITIONER central heat, central air,7200 Timeshar
agrees 55 Minutes East utes 33 Seconds East for ANNUAL INCREASE IN 4130 Employment washer, dryer, dishwasher,
COMPENSATION, PRO- Needed small Yorkshire Information OR PHYSICAN Pet Friendly. Some breed
125.0 feet, thence run 160.15 feet; thence South COMPEN TION EV Needed sinai Yorksh3a Needed for fast paced restrictions. Large de- Eagle Landing Townhome -
South 85 Degrees 05 Min- 19 Degrees 59 Minutes 53 VIDING FOR SEVERA terrier for stud services Needed for fast paced restrictions Large de- Eagle LandingTwnhome
utes East 100.0 feet to the Seconds East for 102.61 BILITY AND PROVIDING Femalin heat nowdon' medical clinic with two to- tached garage. $650 mo. New development- beauti- 7100
POINT OF BEGINNING. feet to the Seouth boundaryFOR EFFECTIVE DATE wait Please call 2296561 nations. Great facilities, $400 dep. 1 year lease ful and spacious 2 br, 2
SPOINT OF Bin the N northeast line of said Section 1; or 229-65w14i! Pler61 I 00 flexible schedule with paid Available now. For ap- ba, townhome with bonus
Situated in the Northeast line of said Section 14 rdinanceNo.2008-1047L 2Administrative/Clerical health, dental, and 401k. pointment please call (850) upstairs living space and
Quarter of the Southwest thence North 88 Degreesdin is entire may be in- Competitive pay. Career 229-8818 or 340-0927 bathroom located in Jones
Quarter of Section 30, 43 Minutes 09 Seconds in its entirety may be in- Administrative opportunity. Full time Posi- Homestead, Eagle Land- Mexico Beach 3 bi, 2 ,
Township 4 South, Range West along said South spected at the Office of the o P f Efficiency Rooms. Weekly ing subdivision Close todeck 1 lk to
9 West, containing 0.3 ac- boundary line for 143.48 City Clerk during regular Coordinator ionPlease axresume or monthly rentals Down- shoppingvision. Close to MH w/asheck, 1 blk to bch,
res, more or less. feet; thece North 19 De- business hours, 8 AM- 4 with salary requirements to or monthly rentals Down- shopping, downtown and dishwasher, fridge, W/D,
me or l. eet; thence Nth 19 De- business hurs 8 A 4 850-249-1011 or apply at town PSJ on Reid Ave. St. Joseph's Bay. Monthly CH&A. Green house,
agrees 59 Minutes 53 Sec- PM central time St George Plantation any Seawind Medical Call Pat @ 850-227-5747 rental $750 per month with shop, & storage $249,500
Name in which assessed: onds West for 226.11 feet, Monday-Friday. All inter-,,' Owners Assoc Cliany Seawind Medi Located inCall Pt @ 850-227-5747 rental $750 seurity/damage de-with or consider all serious
Sor' Clinic location. Located in$ ec a iou
Terri Ann Shecter more or less, to the water's ested parties may appear .o 0(SGPOA) Pana3) idy o3 ei nosrit. Gfos 3 604-0289 or
edge of the aforesaid West at the meeting to be heardP City, Florida
All of said property being Arm of Dead Lakes; with respect to this pro- web d#34008958 Property Services at (850) (803)-397-4869
All of said property beingArm of Deadsterly along osed Ordinance. MERCHANDISE This position reports to the 6120 229-2706 for more infor- Older 2 br ,1 ba house in
in Gulf County, State of thence Northeasterlyalongpose dance. General Manager of Mexico Bach* nation and tour of the HB, needs work, w/ 56 x
Florida. Unless such certifi- said water's edge for 37.14 3100 Antiques SGPOA. The individual I home. 135 ft lot, City S/W, across
cate shall be redeemed feet, more or less, to the Gwen Exley, City Clerk 3110 Appliances should be a team player 'e5 -from new park, $85K obo,
according to law, the prop- POINT OF BEGINNING. October 2 and October 9, 3120 Arts & Crafts and be able to 2 BR, 1 BA, home on ca- r Call 827-2992
erty described in such cer- Said parcel of land being 2008 3130 Auctions and be able to work to-4130nal- gulf view 106 N 26thCall 827-2992
tifidate will ha sold to the intheSoutheastQuarterof 3140 Baby Items ward common goals. This
S will be sold to the in theSouthest Quarter of 31 Building Supplies position will interface with Earn up to $500 Weekl Street. Completely reno-
highest bidder in the front the Southeast Quarter of 3160- Business owners, staff, board mai- assembling our angel pinsvated. Furnished Gulfaire
Lobby of the Gulf County Section 14, Township 4 Notice of Public Sale Equipment bers and various commit- in the comfort of your own or Large 1 br, 1 ba garden 7110
Courthouse, 1000 Cecil G. South, Range 10 West, COASTAL TOWING AND 3170- Collectibles tee members answering home. No experience re- 991-0220. apartment. W/D, all elec- House for Sale
Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port St. Gulf County, Florida, and ROADSIDE SERVICE, 3180 Computers questions and performing quired. Call 813-944-3351 trick, privacy fenced with ous orStalex
Joe Florida at 11:00 AM, having an area of 0.52 ac- NC ives Notice of Fore 3190 Electronic requested tasks. This will or visit deck,pool, tennis court 4105th MexcoBeac
E.T, Wednesday, the 15th res, more or less Said closure of Lien and intent 3210- Free Pass It On require an individual thatp,________ _____ p, private beach. Pets okay. FL, 4 BLOCKS TOBEACH,
day of October, also being subject to sellthese vehicles on 3220- Furniture enjoys helping others; is $695 Tmo 850-832-9702 2 LOTS 110 x 121.46 x
Dated this 12th day of a 20 foot wide drainage October14, 2008, on 9:00 3230- Garag/Yard Sales detailed oriented and able Huge Commisson Fast Mexico Beach. No $695 mo. 850-8329702 16.28 x 148.84 Beautiful
September, 2008. easement along the East- a.m. ET at 8082 W Hwy 3240 Guns to multi-task. Computer Growing B to B promo- smoking/pets 3 br 2 ba Beach House, 1935 sq.ft.
ernREBECCA L. N boundary thereof, and 2098, Port St. Joe, FL 32456 3250 Good Things to Eat skills are a must for this tions company needs 8 furnished MH w/deck, 1 heated and cooled. House
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT foot wide roadway ease- pursuant to subsection 3260 Health & Fitness position specifically MS Reps to market hottest bik to bch, dishwasher, is 4 yrs. old. Four bed-
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT foot wide roadjacent to the 713.78 of the FloridaStat- 3270 Jewelry/Clothing Word and Outlook. Spe- commodity in the nation. fridge, W/D, CH&A. $1,000 Juniper Avenue Home room, 2 baths. Screen
COURT ment lying adjacent to the 713.COASTAL TOWING 3280 Machinery/ cific duties include but are Call Mark, (678) 468-6451 mo + until. Long term Ise. For Rent. Quiet street, pri- Room. The house and rec-
GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA South boundary line of the utes, COASTAL TOWING Equipment notmtedtoatt(803)-604-0289 or vate home with 3 br, 2 ba,, reaction room along with all
BY: Donna L. Ray aforesaid Section 14, AND ROADSIDE SERV- 320 Medical Equipment not limited to attending (803)-397-4869 fenced in yard and large bedroomshave been ce-
Deputy Clerk along the South boundary ICE, INC. reserves the 3300 Miscellaneous SGPOAmeetings, taking & Other shade trees, close to area rm ictiled. Walk-in clos
September 18, 25, 2008 of said lands. right to accept or reject 3310 Musical Instruments preparing minutes, review- schools, downeto aport etsra someiCt furnitureWalk-in clOSl
October 2, 9, 2008 any and/or all bids. 3320 Plants &Shrubs/ inglegal notices for owner- Mystery Shoppers. Earnschools, downt own Port ts, some furniturely tiled
NOTICE OF Name in which assessed: Je Vin# 3330- Restaurant/Hotel training lot files. Wages are up to $100 a day. Under- 6130 Bay. Monthly rental availa- throughout, heat pump
APPLICATION Don C. Roster 1 Z785 3 3340 Sporting Goods competitive and based on jucver shetai dining es 3 br, 2 ba $800 mo & 2 br, ble at $850 per month with has been salt spray
FOR TAX DEED All of said property being 1984 Ford Vin# 3350 Tickets (Buy& Sell) skills. ishme nts. Exp not ab- 2 ba $700mo.+ Security $850 security/damage de- dipped so no corrosion will
All oGulf said properunty, State of 1FTCF0Y4DNA42 23 quied. Please Call deposit req'd. Brand New posit. Call Gulf Coast occur, attic space. Recrea-
NOTICE IS HEREBY in Gulf County, State of toF1 42u F l2 DN20 SGPOA offers a full bene- qr8ed-41. Townhomes, located in Property Services at (850) tion room 16 x 24 with cy-
GIVEN that Cabernet F lorida. Unless such cer-edeemed fits package including 1-800-308-4616. Jones Homestead 477 229-2706 press wood on the ceiling
LLC the holder of the tificate shall be redeemedhealth, dental, life and dis- Ponderosa Pines in Port. and walls, tiled. Outside
lowing Tax Certificate has according to law, the Horward Creek, Doc ability insurance. POSTAL & GOV'T JOB St. Joe, Now Available, , \ shower and deep well. 12
filed said certificate for a property described in such Whitfield Rd (Howard INFO FOR SALE? Call 229-881-7021 x 20 Boat shed and 12 x
tax deed to be issued certificate will be sold to Creek Bapt. Church) Sat Please remit resume to INFO FOR SALE? 20 Storage coveriingunit.
thereon. The certificate the highest bidder in the Oct 11th, 8am-4pm est General Manager SGPOA, Mexico Beach Large PSJ 4 br, 3 Full Concrete walkways, awn-
number and ea of issu- front Lobby of the Gulf 1120 Gigantic Yard PBox 516, Apalachicola, c ti n 3 br, 2 ba Twnhme 1/2 baths, plus office. Across ing over all doors, fence-
anGce, the description of c Cot gigantic FI 32329; Fax Uution mi. to bch PoolNo from lake and playground, railing along walkways
dance, the descriptionthe Cecil G ostin, SrBlvd., Sale 850-927-3039; e-mail: smoking, $985/mo. Brian Walk to school, town and around house. Ready for
namepr h it w Po rt St. Joe, Florida at Rain or Shine anager@steorgeplan- You NEVER have to pay 404-663-0226 bay, screened launi and the summer and family
saess anwre as alo s:1- 1:00 AM, E.T, Wednes- Coffee, baked goods, hot tationcom for if o pa pool, all apple. incId., and quests, will sleep
sessed are as follows day, the 15thday of Oc- dogs and soft drinks. onco or information about $1,250mo + Utilities many 325,000.00MUST
rtifit N 1 tober, 2008. Dated this Help us build our federal or postal jobs. If r (850)-227-8777 SACRIFICEFOR HEALTH
Certificate No. 165 12th day of September, benevolence fund a you see a jobh t .0-tREASONS, can mail pi
Application No. 2008 21 2008. Near & Far, a Pho-- ac. 1, 2, & 3 br milspec
Year ofssuance: 2006 EBECCA L. NORRIS tographic Display Bldg Cont/Skilled Trade The Fedeal trade fun & unun houses n Long Avenue Home Spand Tom Price 334
Year ofEssuance 2006 RK OF THE GULF i Commission fPort St Joe, 850-229-6777 Long Avenue H t ome Spa- 268-0601/334 807-0134
COUNTY, FLORIDA Marguerite Foxon and Troy KK Calhoun County, Construction is America's consumer cious and private home, 3
R.E.No.01826-050R DonnaL.Ra Marguerite oon and Troy alhounpo P C construction protection agency. 3 br 1.5 ba, new carpet br, 2 b, large fenced in
Donna Spencer invite you to join 11636S.E. Chipola Park Workers 1911 Cypress Ave. Large yard, front porch, hard- S
Description of Property: September 18, 25, 2008 at the opening of Oct 4th, 8amCT, 71 Earn $250 a day and fenced yard with deck. wood floors. 3 blocks to 7150
COMMENCE at an iron October 2, 9, 2008 their debut show, Near & mi N of Wewa y more installing Blue roof 1-877-FTC-HELP Great neighborhood near area shopping, downtown
pipe at the Northeast Co- October 2, 9,2008 Far, with a reception on mi N ofWewa in LA and TX. No experi- school. $875/mo. + 1st & and St. Joseph's Bay. Sale or Trade 702 acres,
ner of the Northwest 1/4 NOTICE OF Saturday November 8th Covenant House ence necessary. We will A public service last mo rent dep. 1 yr Monthly rental available at timber/dev. land Holmes
(NW 1/4) of Section 23, PUBLIC HEARING from 2 pm to 4 pm. Their Yard Sale train! 850-265-3504 message from the FTC lease. Call 648-8629 or $750 per month with $750 Co. Fl. nr 1-10, $3,500 pr
'Township 4 South, Range artwork is being shown at security/damage deposit, acre 850-892-3398
10 West, and extend a line The City of Wewahitchka the Jefferson Art Gallery, Argo amphibious 6 Web id#34009551 and The News Herald 867-3336 security/damage deposit. acme 850-892-3398
10 W est, and extend a lin The CityBoard of CommWewahitchkassioners onticello, Florida, 575 W wheeler, washers, dryers, Classified Advertising Call Gulf Coast Property Two nice lots in Wewa on
South 88 Degrees 45 Min- Bll holard of Commissioners Monticello, Storida, 575 W large kitchen appliances, General Department 3br, 2ba Home, Services at (850) 229-2706 paved road. Sewer and
along the North line of said and Final Reading of Ordi- on Highway 90. lots of furniture, Anderson Mexico Beach Mexico Beach watertap in place, Comer
NW 1/4 for 1324.55 feet; nance No. 2008-1043L on 8 5 0 9 9 7 3 3 1 1 doors and windows, Children's Postal Office Now Hiring Appliances incI, 1290 sf, 000 fof 2nd St and Orange Ave. Call
then turn 89 Degrees 30 Monday, October 27, 2008 Near & Far explores clothes,dishes, comforters Minister Avg. Pay $20/hr. or $1250/mo + utilities, Call doable, newer 3Br/2Ba 2992formoreinfo
Minutes left for 665.5 feet; at 6:45 PM central time to images from nature that and linens, Barbie dolls, First Baptist Church of Port $57K/yr. Including Fed. 227-4568. house; fenced, garage. 22 for more info.
then turn 90 Degrees 06 consider adoption of an tell their own story. They 84 Honda 500 motorcycle, St. Joe is now accepting Benefits and OT. Placed blocks to beach, dogs *
Minutes Left and run ordinance with the follow- have extensively explored 96 BMW 328i convertible resumes from interested by adSource, not affiliated okay, $900month+deposit
208.71 feet to a concrete ing title, to wit: their own beautiful region wood chippers, bush hog, persons for a Children's w/UISPS who hires MINI* STORlGE oa850-545-6128 crosbydc
monument for a POINT OF and traveled around the diesel generator, antique Minister. You may submit a 1.866-41 i 56.8 7190
BEGINNING; then turn 89 AN ORDINANCE OF THE world to photograph birds, claw foot tub, child's 49cc resume by mail to: First ____ I St. Joe 10 inknet Colorado Perfection Spec-
Degrees 27 Minutes left CITY OF WEWAHITCHKA flowers, land and sea- 4 wheeler, and much more Baptist Church, 102 3rd Port St Joe 3 br, 2 ba, tacular homesite in areas
and run 163.03 feet; then PROVIDING FOR THE scapes taken in sweeping KK: Mexico Beach 411 St., Port St. Joe, FL 32456. -.... 229 6200 central heat and air, big most Exclusive Riverfront
turn 66 Degrees 31 Min- USEOFGOLFCARTSUN- panoramas, as well as Texas Dr, Sat & S Thisis a part-time position ya No s. $750 mo immunity. 5-minutes to
utes left and run 78 feet; DER CERTAIN CONDI- close-up and personal. Let Texas Dr, at un, (20 hours/week) with ex- +utilities. 22-1215 quaint mountain town. Ask
then turn 113 Degrees 29 TIONS AND RESTRIC- them guide you through a A little hit of everything cellent hourly pay. For . about limited time dis-
Minutes left and run 200 TIONS PURSUANT TO whole new world of im- more information or a 5 count. Georgie, (516)
feet, then turn 90 Degrees FLORIDA STATUTES SEC- agery... KK: Port St. Joe: Garage copy of the job description .. 449-2298. Land Properties,
06 Minutes left and run 75 TION 316.212 Sale Sat 10/04 from call the church office at Al erica i wew 1 room ecincy nc.
feet to the POINT OF BE- (FLA.STAT.2003); PRO- 9-11am. 209 7th St. In Port 850-227-1552. Application i SS y Hl $380 mo. plus security de-
GINNING. VIDING THOSE RE- St. Joe. Power tools,deadline is October 9th by BUSINESS & posit No pets please
STRICTIONS AND CONDI- Dr. Robert King household items, clothes, 5:00 p.m. EST. M850.639.5721
(The above described lotTIONS; PROVIDING FOR etc. 5100 -Business
also described as the East THE DESIGNATION OF Dentist ----ec 1 Opportunities S ra 8035
75 Feet of Parcel No. 2 of STREETS AND ROADS iIS KK:Mexico Beach 5110 Money to Lend 85
a certain survey by Max W. WITHIN THE CITY OF 325 Long Ave Yard Sale nstallatien/Uaint/Repair
Kilbourn, dated 11/5/60). WEWAHITCHKA AND 408 California Dr Installation/Maint/Repair 229-8014 Wewa 3 br, 1 ba rancher
CHANGES IN SAID DES- 229-8014 with carport and full TOOIVE.gMARIN
Said lands being the same IGNATION FOR THE USE 227-1812 Sat Oct4th 8a-Noon CST PLUMBERS s oo n basement. $750 mo. plus RCETO
as described in Mortgage OF SAID GOLF CARTS BY Furniture, 2 large or PLUMBER HELPERS51OO Clim1 anI sec. dep. 850.639.5721 RECR . 1.
recorded in O. R. Book 14, THE CITY COMMISSION tvs, treadmill, lots of or PLUMBER HELPERS $3500 a day. This NO-Cll1 Antue & Collectibles
Page 449, of the PublicBY RESOLUTION FROM (850)-229-5354 Pick up ap- business is easy Amazing Control Storage a 8110 cars tltVehicles
Records of Gulf County, TIME TO TIME; PROVID- .'.,,, .:' e ,: oi.5,r, at 15r .C C,:,n. voicemail system, Not URni 8120 SoTrucks
Florida, as the Assessment ING FOR PENALTIES FOR ,r, r,:e Dr, e P.: Si Joe MLM. No Selling, No ex- BOat/RVstorage 6160 140- vans
for said Parcel. VIOLATION; PROVIDING WeblD#34009632 plainingi 1(503)764-1573; & OntflcO sPaCO Male or female to share 8150 Commercial
FOR SEVERABILITY; -- 4BR House $380/month 8160 Motorcycles
Name in which assessed: PROVIDING FOR AN EF- -',Me.-3.iri Hatiircs_ hs/includes utilities Call8170 -Auto Parts
Jackie Marie Jones FECTIVE DATE. iI I u W ly h t o 8es502271711 & AccessoriesA r

Florida. Unless such certifi- spected at the Office of the O.",, I Cuiing ege, n1g e0:r, I S [On~geS Supplies
cate shall be redeemed City Clerk during regular I f i Idental practice looking 8310-AbrcratAvaion
according to law, the prop- business hours, 8 AM 4 for a dental assistant. beach ommuSS [Oi1Unity W th pools, ploygroUnd, ( U) 10USO, 2 br, 1 ba, MH on 1/2 h2s-aATVff Road Vehicles
erty described in such cer- PM central time Experience in the dental I acre, chain link back- 8330 Campers & Trallers
tificate will be sold to the Monday-Friday. All inter- D&D's MOBILE I field a plus, but will train I (11( 0 h0 ttub. rice indudeS Wtier, 5eWer W nd garbage. yard, front porch, freshly 8340 Motorhomes
highest bidder in the front ested parties may appear AUTO REPAIR Br-! Beauti-ful Ithe right person. Ideal I painted inside and out, 8 -Mt e
Lobby of the Gulf County at the meeting to be heard ASE certified, repairs @ I candidate would have I Bat3r/3 1, new floor covering, nice ado
Courthouse, 1000 Cecil G. with respect to this pro- home, business, or I Caramel Coated I experience in dentistry I U. .,...... lawn and shrubbery, _
Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port St. posed Ordinance. roadside, towing available, | IISpanish Cutleslil 8I with a willingness to abe I r/25b 200 quiet country living on 8o 210 S
Joe, Florida at 11:00 AM, Wewa beaches and Cape. 850-784-8- -- a team player. We can I--"""""''"'"" pleasant Rest Rd, $550 BoatForSale
E.T, Wednesday, the 15th Gwen Exley, City Clerk Call Dan at 227-8225 _________offer a great salary in a mo + $500 deposit.30'Hunter sail boat. 1983
day of October, 2008. October 2 and October 9, I warm and caring at- I Work history and per- Excellent condition. Wheel
Dated this 12th day of 2008 fystal I mosphere. Fax resume s850 229 1350 sonal references re- and diesel. $17,500 call
September, 2008. to 850-653-3190. Southern Coastal Management O , : quired. Available Oct. 404-218-0077 or email
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GCEC Receives Highall to Lead PSJ Sacred Heart

Marks from Customers 1 1

Gulf Coast Electric
Cooperative recently par-
ticipated in the Customer
Satisfaction and Attitude
Survey during the second
quarter of 2008 to mea-
sure its members' experi-
ences with their services.
By tracking trends in
member satisfaction, the
cooperative is able to
measure its performance
and gain insight on areas
that need improvement.
The score of the survey is
based on a series of ques-
tions that rate customer
expectations, perceived
quality, perceived value,
customer complaints, cus-
tomer loyalty and overall
customer satisfaction.
Gulf Coast Electric's
members gave an
American Customer
Satisfaction Index (ACSI)
score of 89 out of a pos-
sible 100, which is 15
points higher than the
industry average of 74.
Among the 13 specif-

ic areas of performance
measured by the survey,
members were mostly
pleased with the service
they received from GCEC
employees, with 96 per-
cent of members saying
GCEC had knowledgeable
and courteous employ-
ees and 95 percent say-
ing that the cooperative's
employees had a profes-
sional business manner
and provided quality cus-
tomer service. The survey
also showed an increase
in member loyalty, which
is up 15 percentage points
since 2003.
GCEC is part of the
Touchstone Energy
national alliance. GCEC
serves approximate-
ly 20,500 consumers
in Bay, Calhoun, Gulf,
Jackson, Walton and
Washington counties and
in the municipalities of
Wewahitchka, Ebro,
White City, Fountain, Lynn
Haven and Southport.

Sacred Heart Health System
announced that Roger Hall, presi-
dent of Sacred Heart Hospital on the
Emerald Coast, will provide adminis-
trative leadership to the new Sacred
Heart Hospital under con-
struction in Port St. Joe.
"Roger is a natural choice
for guiding our efforts to pre-
pare the new hospital for the
startup of operations next
year," said Laura S. Kaiser,
chief operating officer of
Sacred Heart Health System.
"He has deep roots in
Northwest Florida, a wealth all
of health care experience and
a strong record of success as
a hospital administrator."
Hall is a native of Crestview who
served for six years as CEO of North
Okaloosa Medical Center. In 2002,
he was named president of Sacred
Heart's 58-bed hospital in Walton
County, which was under construc-
tion at the time.
Under his leadership, Sacred Heart
Hospital on the Emerald Coast has
achieved a high level of quality, and
it has one of the highest patient satis-

faction ratings in the nation.
One of Hall's first tasks will be to
recruit an administrator to run the
"Roger has proven himself to be
a very capable administra-
tor who can tackle the chal-
lenges of getting the new
hospital up and running in
Port St. Joe while continu-
ing to provide solid lead-
ership at our hospital in
Walton County," said Gerald
Christie, board chairman of
Sacred Heart Hospital on
the Emerald Coast. "He has
valuable experience in guid-
ing a hospital from the con-
struction phase through the
start of operations."
The $35 million hospital, near Gulf
Coast Community College along U.S.
98, is scheduled for completion in
late 2009. A medical office building
also will be built on the site that pro-
vides convenient access to physicians
and some diagnostic services.
"Construction is just one part of
the larger effort to build a hospital
that will provide outstanding service

to the residents of Gulf County and
Franklin County," Hall said. "There is
a huge amount of work that needs to
be done to prepare a hospital before it
starts operations. That involves every-
thing from recruiting highly qualified
staff and doctors, buying all kinds of
medical equipment, developing poli-
cies and procedures, and working
with local physicians to develop the
hospital's medical staff bylaws."
The new hospital will provide pri-
vate rooms, a 24-hour emergency
department, operating rooms, a full
complement of diagnostic and labo-
ratory services and a helipad to be
used by Sacred Heart's regional air
ambulance service.
"We want to bring the same high
level of quality and the same sense of
mission that our hospitals in Walton
County and Pensacola have provided
to other communities of Northwest
Florida," Hall said. "The new hospital
will have strong relationships with its
patients and with the community as
a whole."
For more information about Sacred
Heart Health System, visit www.

Wise Elected Secretary of GCEC Board

Gus Wise Jr. recently was
elected secretary of the Gulf
Coast Electric Cooperative
Board of Trustees at its
regular monthly Board
meeting. The position was
vacated by the passing of L.
L. Lanier Jr.
Wise is the cooperative's
District I, Group 1 trustee.
District I is composed of

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Calhoun, Jackson
and Washington
counties, and -
Wise represents *.
Jackson and
Washington coun-
ties at large.
Wise began
serving on
GCEC's Board of
Trustees in 2002. Wise
He has earned
Cooperative Director cer-
tification. The National
Rural Electric Cooperative
Association Credentialed
Cooperative Director pro-
gram requires attendance
and understanding of the

basic competen-
cies contained in
S five core courses.
Wise completed the
following classes:
Director Utilities
and Liabilities;
Understanding the
Electric Business;
Board Roles and
Business Planning;
Financial Planning..
Additionally, he has served
on the Florida Electric
Cooperatives Association
Board as a member of both
the Legislative and Public
Affairs committee and the

Finance and Administration
committee. He also has
held the position of vice
president of GCEC's Board
of Trustees and has served
on the PowerSouth Energy
Cooperative Board of
Wise is the president
of Wise Services Inc. and
is the owner and opera-
tor of Arrowhead Storage.
Additionally, he serves
on the board of directors
for Taunton Family Home
and is a member of the
Callaway Masonic Lodge
369. Wise and his wife,
Nancy, have two children.
He is Christian by faith.

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Graduated from Wewahitchka High School, 1986
Attended Pensacola Junior College and Gulf Coast Community College,
Bachelor of Science Degree in Political Science with a minor in
Criminology, F.S.U., 1991
Graduated from Pat Thomas Law Enforcement Academy, 1994

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