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Title: The star
Uniform Title: Star (Port Saint Joe, Fla.)
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Creator: Star
Publisher: Star
W.S. Smith
Place of Publication: Port St. Joe, Fla
Publication Date: October 9, 2008
Copyright Date: 2009
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in 1937.
General Note: Editor: Wesley R. Ramsey, <1970>.
General Note: Publisher: The Star Pub. Co., <1970>.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 2, no. 7 (Dec. 2, 1938).
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YOUR HOMETOWN NEWSPAPER SINCE 1937

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2008


'An Icon




for His Time'


Former Star Editor Wesley Ramsey Dies


By Tim Croft
Star News Editor

Wesley Ramsey, who for
more than four decades made
The Star newspaper a fam-
fly endeavor and a community
beacon, died last week at Bay
Medical Center after a long
illness.
His family was at his side
to the end, his loving and gra-
cious wife Frenchie, telling him
as he took his last breaths,
"You were a good husband and
a good father," his son Willie


related on Monday morning,
his eyes welling.
Ramsey, or Mr. Wesley as
most knew him, was also a
good newspaperman, making
The Star a reflection both of
his bedrock beliefs and the
community it served.
He was a man of few spoken
words but many written ones,
those words of ink on paper
providing all anybody needed
to know about the man.
"The remarkable thing about
him is he was a man of few
words, but he wrote volumes,"
said Kesley Colbert, who start-
ed writing for the paper more
than 20 years ago at the urging
of the man who in many ways
was his mentor.


Photo courtesy of the Willie and Shirley Ramsey
Wesley Ramsey was named Citizen of the Year in 1995 by the
Chamber of Commerce. Kesley Colbert presented the award.


"He was the most intelligent
human being I believe I ever
met. His life was that news-
paper. He was a pillar of the
church, a great family guy with
six children, and for so many
years he was the pulse of our
community, our conscience."
Even after his second son,
Willie, and his wife, Shirley,
purchased the newspaper from
Mr. Wesley in 1999, the elder
Ramsey would make his way
each week, despite chronic
I and oft times debilitating ill-
ness, to the office to write his
column.
He would continue to write
that column titled ETAOIN
SHRDLU after the first two
lines of the old Linotype
keyboard on which he
cranked out some
many volumes of the
newspaper even
after Willie Ramsey
sold the paper in
2004, pecking
-away until early
2005 when health
issues forced his
retirement.

The Okie
Arrives
Mr. Wesley took
a circuitous route
to Port St. Joe and
The Star.
Born in Shamrock.
Okla.. In 1927. Mr.
Wesley's father heard
about jobs avail-


able in Port St. Joe at the
new paper mill and moved
his family, which also included
Mr. Wesley's mother and four
brothers, to Gulf County when
Mr. Wesley was 13 years old.
A man by the name of
Howard Wooden, then living
in Louisiana, also heard about
jobs at the paper mill and
moved his family, which includ-
ed a lovely daughter, Frenchie,
to Port St. Joe.
As Ms. Frenchie said, "They
were hungry, and they needed
the work."
Soon after the two arrived
in Port St. Joe, Ms. Frenchie
caught Mr. Wesley's eye.
About this same time, Mr.
Wesley contracted osteomylitis,
a painful bone disease that
resulted in the hip problem
and limp he carried with dig-
nity and without complaint the
rest of his life.
It was also at Port St. Joe
High School that Mr. Wesley
developed his love of music,
which he carried throughout
his life, playing baritone in the
school band and later spend-
ing some two decades as music
director at the church he so
loved and helped found. Long
Avenue Baptist Church.

The Ink Stains
During high school. Mr.
Wesley also took the turn that
sent him down his path m life;

See RAMSEY on Page A2


Photo courtesy of Willie and Shirley Ramsey
Wesley and Frenchie Ramsey celebrate his
retirement from the newspaper business or at
least a sort of retirement.


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By Tim Croft
Star News Editor

Gazing over the current eco-
nomic landscape with a sense of
what could lay ahead, the Gulf
County School Board is examin-
ing whether to ask voters for an
assist.
During a special workshop
Monday night, board members
.discussed the possibility of put-
ting a referendum on the ballot to
raise a half-mill in additional ad
valorem taxes for the 2009-2010
school year.
A mill equals $1 for every
$1,000 in taxable property value.
On a house worth $100,000 with
a homestead exemption, said dis-
trict financial officer Sissy Worley,
the additional property tax would
be roughly S37 per year.
At current property value levels,
a half-mill additional levy would
raise just more than S1 .2 million.
The levy would have a lifespan
of four years, at; which time the
district would have to return to
voters with a similar measure.
The district is examining a levy.
which would be similar to those
in Walton and Franklin counties,
based on simple math.
The district cut nearly $2 mil-
lion from this year's budget,
including some three dozen posi-
tions, as funding based primar-
ily on decisions in Tallahassee
- stagnated and operating costs
increased.
Of particular concern is the
health and future of instruction in
technology and special needs.
The Florida Legislature is
reported to be meeting in the next
month or so to make additional
cuts to the state budget, with
revenues already falling short of
projections for the current year.
That in turn means the district
could lose a significant chunk of
funding before the school year is
over.

See SCHOOLS on Page A8


Veterans Voice Issues



with Transportation


By Despina Williams
Star Staff Writer

With the economic recov-
ery bill still being debated in
Washington, Rep. Allen Boyd, D-
Monticello, and Sen. Bill Nelson,
D-Fla., could not attend the first
Veterans Town Hall meeting in
Highland View last Thursday.
But they sent their staffs to
field questions on topics of con-
cern to the local veterans' com-
munity.
The Veterans of Foreign Wars
Post 10069, the American Legion,
Ladies Auxiliary and Gulf County
Veterans Service Office spon-
sored the well-attended meeting
at the VFW post.
Panel guests included Carter


Johnson and Jerry Smithwick
from Boyd's office, Lynn Banister
from Nelson's office, Secretary
Douglas Beach from the Florida
Department of Elder Affairs,
Sally Ferland from the Florida
Department of Veterans Affairs
and Eric Lundblom from the
Tallahasee Vet Center.
Also attending were Melissa
Garett from the office of State
Rep. Jimmy Patronis, R-Panama
City; Florence Wegst, director of
the Clifford Sims state veterans
nursing home and Gulf County
Commissioner Bill Williams.

Transportation
Several veterans lamented the
long distances they must travel


to VA appointments, some as far
away as Bfloxi, Miss.
Carolyn Hollman, speaking
on behalf of her husband, Bill,
who attended the meeting hooked
to anx oxygen machine, said she
frequently drives to appoint-
ments in Tallahasee, only to be
referred to VA facilities on oppo-
site sides of Florida: Pensacola
to the west and Gainesville to,
the east.
"It discourages people from.
requesting disability," she said.
"Veterans don't tend to do this,
and it takes a lot of prodding to
get them to apply, let alone get
them to a doctor."
Ferland said Compensation
and Pension (CMP) exams, by
their very nature, limit veterans'


VFW Post 100069 commander Sharon LaPlante addresses veterans
at last Thursday's Veterans Town Hall meeting at the Highland View VFW
post. Joining her on the panel are, far left, Gulf County commissioner Bill
Williams, Carter Johnson and Jerry Smithwick from Congressman Allen
Boyd's office, Secretary Douglas Beach from the Florida Department of
Elder Affairs, Lynn Banister from Sen. Bill Nelson's office, Sally Ferland
from the Florida Department of Veterans Affairs and Eric Lundblom from
the Tallahassee Vet Center.


medical options.
"That's not going to change
because they only have doctors
who do the CMP exams in certain


facilities," she said.
To those making multiple VA
See VETERANS on Page A6


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RAMSEY FIom page Al


he went to work at The
Star, then owned by Bill
Smith.
Mr. Wesley delivered
papers, ran the press, set
the type and reported the
news. He fell in love.
But as one love was
discovered, another, Ms.
Frenchie, was leaving town
and moving with her family
to Warner Robbins, Ga.
Smith had considered
retirement but decided
against it, and Mr. Wesley
struck out for Warner
Robbins to pursue the girl
who had so invaded his
marrow.
He worked at several
different newspapers, ulti-
mately won over the heart
of the girl of his dreams
and they were married in
1946, destined to spend
more than six decades
together.
Over the next eight years
came six children, Ray,
Catherine, Shelly, Willie,
Alford and Carol.
Hearing in 1952 that
Smith was ready to sell the
newspaper, Mr. Wesley and
his growing brood returned
to Port St. Joe. Mr. Wesley
became owner and editor
of The Star in November of
that year.
For many years, 306
Williams Ave. was the
Ramsey home and work-
place in one.
Willie recounted the
family living in two rooms
upstairs of the newspaper's
building while the work -
with children chipping in
as they grew toward adult-
hood took place on the
floor below.
"It was a unique life and
lifestyle," Willie remem-
bered. "We slept together,
we worked together, we ate
together and played togeth-
er.
"Every one of the kids,
when we were children,
were actively involved. All
of us had a role growing
up, had the opportunity
to be a part of producing


a community newspaper.
It was a lot of work to put
out a newspaper in those
days."
When he took over as
owner and editor, Mr.
Wesley mapped out his pol-
icy on the front page of his
first edition as publisher.
"Our policy ... isn't com-
plicated or hard to under-
stand. We are simply going
to do our best to produce
for Port St. Joe a truly
home town newspaper," he
wrote on Nov. 21, 1952.
"We sincerely hope that
with the help of our many
readers and subscribers,
we will be able to do this ...
This newspaper is dedicat-
ed to the community and
will remain a community
service ... We will uphold
the right and condemn the
wrong to the utmost of our
ability."

Walking the Walk
Mr. Wesley held strong
beliefs grounded in a deep
religious faith, and his con-
servative views, informed
by the Bible, were the foun-
dation of the paper for
more than four decades.
The front pages of back
issues reflect this melding
of personal and profession-
al philosophies.
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typically would be a scene
depicting a seasonal story
from the Bible on the front
page, and when there was a
particular issue with elect-
ed officials, Mr. Wesley also
would use the front page
to take them to the wood-
shed.
The Feb. 12, 1953, issue
is a perfect case in point as
Mr. Wesley blasted county
commissioners for not hav-
ing thick enough skin to
take criticism after the com-
mission rescinded a long-
time agreement concerning
legal advertising because,
Mr. Wesley believed, they
had been irked by an edi-
torial in the previous edi-
tion.
And in his carefully
worded prose, he didn't
outright assert that was
the reason commission-
ers had taken the action
Mr. Wesley described as
"Our Punishment?", but he
added that "it sure smelled
that way."
Succinct and biting.
He did not pull punches,
and he did not suffer fools
gladly, as past pages and
writings demonstrate, the
hallmark of a true news-
paperman who ascribed to
the belief that newspapers
should help lead a commu-
nity, not follow it.
"He was a very conserva-
tive person and had a con-
servative philosophy," Willie
Ramsey recalled. "That
philosophy was very much
tied to the black book (the
Bible) he kept with him. He
lived his belief.
"Everything was black
and white, which was bib-
lically backed. When he
had something that needed
to be said, he didn't hold
back."

The News When it
Happens
But part of Mr. Wesley's
policy was also to report
the news as it happened
and to provide as little a


Readers were familiar
column.

filter as possible, so as to
let the readers determine
for themselves what was
important or vital about a
particular story or event.
"Wesley wrote for years
careful to just give the facts
and let the readers make up
their own mind," Colbert
said. "He just thought he'd
turn out the information as
honestly and accurately as
he could and let the read-
ers decide.
"He wanted it to be, and
thought it should be. a
small-town family newspa-
per. That was a benefit to
the community back in the
'50s, '60s and '70s."
He seemed to be every-
where, be it a commission
meeting or the Garden
Club, and the long hours
required to produce a topi-
cal newspaper took him
from his family.
Save, of course, for the
Saturday mornings when
he took the time to cook
and sit with his family for
breakfast, becoming known
for his tasty biscuits and
donuts.

A Man of Integrity
A common theme run-
ning through any discus-
sion of Mr. Wesley seems
to run full-circle from its
starting point: integrity.
As his daughter Catherine
put it, if he believed it, he
lived it.
His daughter Carol
described a man who
was the same at home, at


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church and at work.
He was a deacon of his
church, named the Man of
the Year by the Chamber of
Commerce in 1995, served
as a city commissioner for
10 years and for 35 years
was on the board of direc-
tors at Capital City Bank.
He was a member of
Kiwanis and Rotary clubs,
a past president of the
Chamber of Commerce
and a member of the Port
St. Joe Volunteer Fire
Department and of the
Port St. Joe Merchants'
Association.
As he wanted his paper
to be part of the communi-
ty, so he was on a personal
level.
As he desired his news-
paper to be part of the
thread of the community
fabric, he also became
another of those threads,
the kind few truly appreci-
ate until they are gone.
Because of his deep reli-
gious beliefs, his newspa-
per would not take adver-
tisement from anybody
promoting the sale of alco-
holic beverages.
"If it cost him money, he
didn't care," Willie said.
He would not allow any-
thing in the paper he con-
sidered unethical, immor-
al, untruthful or was inten-
tionally hurtful of others.
Others certainly disagreed
with some of his positions;
nobody impugned his char-
acter or did not respect
the essential task he per-
formed.
Even though he had a
disability with his hip, he
would never allow anyone


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PUBLIC NOTICE


A Public Hearing will be held at
the Planning and Development
Review Board (PDRB) meeting
on Tuesday, October 21, 2008 at
8:45 a.m. EST, and at the Board of
County Commissioners (BOCC)
meeting on Tuesday, October
28, 2008 at 6:00 p.m. EST. Both
public hearings will be held in

the BOCC Meeting Room at the
Robert M. Moore Administration
Building, 1000 Cecil G. Costin Sr.
Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida. The
public hearings will be to discuss
and act on the following:





1. September 16, 2008 Minutes

2. LDR Development Issues

3. Public at Large

4. Staff




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


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title to Mr. Wesley's weekly

to secure him a "handi-
capped" parking sticker
until he went on dialysis,
believing it only right to
leave those precious park-
ing spaces to those who
were really disabled, and
that didn't describe Mr.
Wesley.

Passing of an Icon
And now Mr. Wesley has
gone to be with the angels,
who surely will ensure he
gets the rest he so richly
deserves after the health
battles of recent years. His
final years were spent in
such suffering, though this
man of few words rarely
complained.
Therefore it is left to
others to stamp a legacy
for this man, who lived
through his keyboard,
pipe clamped between his
lips, his quest for report-
ing the news of his com-
munity driving him to
make his newspaper the
best it could be, to serve
the community the best he
knew how.
"He was just a gentle guy,
a genteel guy," Colbert said.
"He was an icon of the com-
munity for his time.
"It is sad for us in the
United States of America
that we aren't replacing
those kind of people."
To paraphrase a familiar
tune, when they made Mr.
Wesley, brother, they broke
the mold.
The writer is indebted
to Rev. Jerome Barnes for
his written contributions
to this article.


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Saturday's Race to Benefit Autism Center


By Despina Williams
Star Staff Writer
Put on your racing
shoes.
This Saturday, WindMark
Beach will host a 10K race
and 1-mile fun/run walk,
with proceeds benefiting
the Growing Minds Center
in Port St. Joe.
The center, founded in
August by board-certified
behavior analyst Christine
Hermsdorfer, serves
children with autism, a
communication and social
disorder that affects one
out of 150 births.
Race registration begins
at 7:30 a.m. (ET) at the
WindMark Beach town
center.
The 10 K race, which
follows a scenic path along
the old U.S. 98, and 1-mile
fun run/walk, which winds
through the subdivision,
will begin at 9 a.m.
First, second and third
place winners in several
age divisions will receive
medals.


Entry fees are $20 for
the 10K race and $10 for
the fun run/walk. The first
100 entrants will score free
T-shirts.
Following the event,
Sarah Gaskin will play live
music in the town center.
The Growing Minds
Center is housed in the
Long Avenue Baptist
Church nursery facility in
Port St. Joe.
Hermsdorfer and
Stephanie Petrie, who
has a bachelor's degree
in psychology, provide
Individualized instruction
using a therapy called
Applied Behavior Analysis
(ABA).
Those with autism
commonly have difficulties
with social interaction,
communication and
speech; highly restricted,
repetitive and stereotyped
patterns of behavior; and
a high resistance to slight
changes in routine.
ABA teaches social,
motor, verbal and
reasoning skills, using


Download an early
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positive reinforcement or
prompting. The overall
goal of the therapy is to
help students become as
independent as possible.
The center currently
has an enrollment of
five students, with three
students on a waiting list.
Hours are Mondays
through Thursdays, 8:30
a.m. to 12:30 p.m., and
Monday, Tuesday and
Thursday, 2:30-4:30
p.m.
Proceeds from the race
will enable the center to
extend its hours and serve
more children.
For more information
about the race or the
Growing Minlds Center,
contact Christine
Hermsdorfer at (850)
227-4392.


WIG-CAC Grant Applications


It is time again for the WIG/CAC to
invite tax-exempt, nonprofit groups and
organizations based in and serving North
Port St. Joe to apply for one-year grants.
These grants will be given specifically to
groups and organizations that focus on
improving the lives of the citizens of the


North Port St. Joe community.
In this grant cycle grants will be awarded
in the range of $500 to $1,500. The
grant application deadline is Wednesday,
Oct. 15. The grant applications may be
picked up at the WIG Center at 401 Peters
St., Port St. Joe, FL 32456.


CLOSING SALE


Six Gulf Countians charged

with illegally killing deer


Six people face charges of illegally
hunting and killing a deer at night on pri-
vate property in south Calhoun County.
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation
Commission (FWC) law enforcement said
Bobby Creamer, 17, is charged with hunt-
ing deer with a gun and light and hunting
deer during the closed season, as well as
armed trespassing. The hunting charges
are misdemeanors, and armed trespass-
ing is a felony.
Also facing the misdemeanor hunting
charges are Whitney Myrick, 18, Jennifer
Rhodes, 18, and three juveniles. The
FWC identified Creamer as the person
who shot the deer.
According FWC Officer Scott Cassells,
the Neal Land and Timber Company


notified him early last month that they
found the carcasses of two large buck
deer with their heads missing on prop-
erty just north of Gulf County. Cassels
and Officer Arnie McMillion "developed
information" that led to the six people
from Gulf County.
Officers recovered an 8-point and
7-point rack and other evidence from
West Arm Creek of Dead Lakes. They
also seized a 12-gauge shotgun. Officers
noted that the property owner offered
a $1,000 reward for information lead-
ing to the arrest and conviction of those
responsible for the killing, as well as a
$1,000 reward that the state's Wildlife
Alert Reward Association may pay to the
person who came forward.


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Change the Tenor


Another near hockey fight, another county
commission meeting.
That was the case during a recent meeting
as two commissioners jousted over dollars
- what else and wound up appearing as
if one would come across the podium at the
other.
Time after time this year heck, the past
few years the county government appears as,
if run like a political campaign: snarky to the
point of being simply hateful, an opportunity
to distort facts for personal gain, threatening
of public dissent, chaotic.
While too often completely ignoring the
issues pressing in from all sides, sidestepping'
the hard decisions like a running back on a
sweep. Commissioners seem not to even be
playing the same game as their constituents.
Last week's letter from one commissioner
concluded that it was actually the port
authority's fault that negotiations with The St.
Joe Company about the mill site bulkhead
had been, as he put it, "slowed down" by the
company.
Leave aside that during years of visioning
about the port this commissioner was a
sporadic presence in the discussions.
Leave aside that in that same discussion
with St. Joe officials "cited in the letter, others
were privy to an acknowledgement by St.
Joe's CEO that the company had not always
been as responsive as it could have been in
the past, but those days were over.
That part apparently escaped the
commissioner's offering of the "truth" to
the public about a recent sit-down between
company and port officials.
Leave aside, also, that the port sits in this
commissioner's district.
And, finally, leave side that the hard-
working, blue collar constituents of his district
likely would be among those to most benefit
from the presence of the jobs an operating
port would bring.
Instead, the blame game, which has been a
part of this port discussion far too long.
Even in a television interview, another
commissioner who attended the meeting
with St. Joe officials could only feign tepid
advocacy for the prospects of a port.
Above the din of the presidential campaign,
the public hears over and over again that the
time for blame is for another day, the question
for now is the road forward.
There is no sway here over presidential
politics, but county commissioners have to
raise the tenor of the conversation.
They must drop the personal axes, the


personal nature of too many debates and be
the solution, primarily by getting out of the
way.
The reality is that times are growing
increasingly difficult for a lot of folks, and
commissioners are spending valuable
taxpayer time and dimes arguing about the
equivalent of pennies.
As businesses teeter over high property
taxes and insurance, commissioners are
fiddling over debt that would actually aid
economic development with a little bit of
proactive action, treating the whole idea of
business development as a hobby.
They decide not to allow the sheriff's
department, one of the few areas public
safety-where government has a fundamental
responsibility, to roll over funds saved from
the previous year.
Instead, they moved the dollars into general
funds where, effectively, spending it is at their
discretion.
As the school board faces crushing budget
shortfalls down the line, locked in by the state
that insists this is a property-rich county, the
Board of County Commissioners has overseen
the greatest expansion of government, the
largest rise in county property tax burden, in
the county's history.
Commissioners did so while raising and
extending the county's long-term debt burden
and arguing over things like parks and
mosquito control operations and building
requirements.
Or for another description, quibbling over
ways in which government can negatively
intrude or put more on taxpayers' backs.
There is a list of issues the county must
face: economic development by lowering
property taxes, balancing infrastructure
needs and taxpayers' checkbooks, working
collegially with the port authority and Sacred
Heart to make jobs happen and remembering
that their largest special interest is the public
they are sworn to serve.
But to accomplish anything positive on
those fronts, commissioners have to be able
to sit in the same room and have an open and
frank discussion without losing emotional
control, without it turning into three-year-
olds in the playroom. Hey, they don't need to
necessarily break bread at a local restaurant
after every meeting.
But commissioners to the chagrin of the
Three Kings, surely provide compelling
arguments against single-member districts
every time they debate, using the term loosely,
any issue of importance before them.


There is much I can relate to when
it comes to Mr. Wesley Ramsey, who
passed away last week after a long
illness.
Although I only got to meet him
late in life and had little opportunity
for actual interaction or a chance to
sit down and talk writing
and his views and the like,
there was a link I felt.
I grew up in a household
that included a father who
was a newspaperman. He
got his start in Nebraska;
Mr. Wesley was born in
Oklahoma.
They were also voracious
readers, my father
consuming almost anything Tim
in print he could get his Star
hands on and Mr. Wesley, if Ed
his columns are a gauge, also
sated a fundamental curiosity about
the world by reading on a variety of
topics.
My father was also an ink-stained
man, a man who, like Mr. Wesley
- still can't call him anything else
- grew up in the old days when
newspapers were printed a whole lot
differently than they are today.
There were hot metal and plates
and rollers and folders and none of
the modern gizmos today's presses
have become.
I also understand what it must have
been like to raise six children on the
proceeds of a newspaper paycheck.
There aren't any Caribbean beach
houses in the future; too many weeks
and months are spent paycheck to
paycheck.
This journalism business is not
an easy one, never was and sure isn't
today, a business landscape my dad
and Mr. Wesley would not recognize
as the nature of newspapers has
changed in so many ways.
My dad was also as man of not many
words, a relatively shy individual
who wrote what he felt, who poured
himself into his work as Mr. Wesley
plowed his way into his, maybe at
the cost of some family time because
there was importance in that work.
This is where Mr. Wesley and my
father would have most agreed: the
importance of being in the newspaper
business. Actually, it wasn't a
business; newspapers were a calling.


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The importance of providing a local
source for information, of providing
a forum to the world of ideas and
issues that actually impacted people's
lives.
Many would be the night my family
would sit around the livingroom table,
typically well after the dinner
hour, and listen to my parents
talk not about my dad's day
so much as about the things
he was writing about, the
subjects and issues he was
tackling at the paper.
For a kid it was somewhat
intoxicating okay,
not normal, maybe, but
intoxicating and I simply
Eroft ate it up, read anything I could
ews get my hands, but particularly
or my dad's newspaper when he
brought it home each night.
As I grew to be .a young adult,
like many my age, I rebelled. I went
in any direction but being part of a
newspaper, insisting I would never be
my father.
But growing up, even late, can be
becoming wiser, and after my loss
prevention reports at Marriott began
to read like novels, there was little
mistake the gene had been activated.
I got an internship, I worked and
did everything and anything possible
to be a newspaper man, to be like my
father.
My father always insisted that a
newspaper had to lead, not follow.
Mr. Wesley, in his writings researched
for the front page article, seemed to
hold the same conviction.
And I also ended up in Port St.
Joe and Gulf County for much the
same reason Mr. Wesley began his
newspaper career here and bought
his first and only paper here -
because I wanted to be part of a true
community newspaper.
The concept drips from every word
on every page of Mr. Wesley's work I
read this week.
Mr. Wesley was described again
and again the past week as a man
of few words. I would like to believe
he'd have a few to exchange with my
father. And they'd walk away from
that conversation understanding
they belonged to a very important,
and in its own unique way rewarding,
brotherhood.


'What We Have Here' is Great Communication!


I took Billie Jean Barham
to the Parke Theatre in
1963 to see "Hud." She had
lamented the entire previ-
ous week as to her sorrow
over the fact that I wasn't
anywhere close to as "good-
looking" as Paul Newman.


She would near "bout swoon
at the mere mention of "The
Long Hot Summer" or "Cat
on a Hot Tin Roof." She
raved on and on about his
hair and his walk and his sly
grin and his eyes ... especial-
ly his eyes! I took to peering


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into the mirror, working on my grin,
and my squint. She let me know quickly,
forcibly and often that "there wasn't
nothing I could do to measure up."
You'd a'thought this would have spun
me into a blind jealous rage. My sensi-
tive teen years could be shattered past
the point of no return. For self preser-
vation and ego boosting, I should have
gone into my anti-Newman mode with
cutting remarks about plastic actors,
Technicolor, 20th Century Fox and
Hollywood in general. The truth is I
liked Paul Newman better than she did.
You ponder on that for a while. How
special would a guy have to be to jump
up on the big screen and win both of
our hearts!
"John Russell" was sitting on the side
of the scraggliest looking hill you could
imagine in "Hombre." He was stuck with
a dishonest Indian agent, a semi-hysteri-
cal quasi-socialite, a way-too-young and
very naive couple, a woman who had
been around the block and an aging
stage coach operator with no backbone.
The drama intensified as the devilish
Richard Boone and the worst outlaws
in the west were closing in on them.
The screaming socialite, upset because
she didn't like who was taking charge
of this small entourage, turned to '"John
Russell" and yelled, "Why do we have
to listen to you? Why are you giving the
orders? Why are you in charge?"
Newman, like no one else in the his-
tory of cinema, narrowed those eyes that
Billie Jean liked so much, peered a deep
second at the woman while the whole
world stopped, silently waiting as he
replied, "Because I can cut it, lady."
One of my favorites was "The Left
Handed Gun," in which Newman played
a friendly but misunderstood Billy the
Kid. He shot the appropriate number


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of folks in the film, and he was greased
lightning on the draw ... but he was not
mean or low down about it. He actually
liked the sheriff who was chasing him.
I'm not sure it was anywhere close to
the truth, but it was entertaining as all
get out. And I think, in the end, that was
what Mr. Newman was trying to do. I will
tell you this; it was the best Billy the Kid
ever looked!
He displayed a pretty neat left hook in
"Somebody Up There Likes Me." He got
'em all off the ship in "Exodus." As Fast
Eddie Felson in "The Hustler," he shot
pool with a broken hand. He ate fifty
eggs in "Cool Hand Luke." "Sometimes
a Great Notion" had him as high up a
tree as you can get. He teamed with a
bear to dispense law and justice in 'The
Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean." He
etched out his revenge in "The Sting."
He was a rebel with a cause. He cer-
tainly was not swayed, nor even influ-
enced, by the crowd. He'd ponder a bit
and then do the right thing as he saw it.
There was never any malice. He never
judged or preached. Did you notice that
little smile even as George Kennedy
crammed in the last egg ...
There has got to be a lesson in there
for us somewhere
"Butch Cassidy and the Sundance
Kid" might be the last great epic we
will ever see. Who could forget Paul
and Robert Redford lying on the rocks
peering back down the trail at their pur-
suers, mumbling between themselves,
"Who are those guys?"
And the lines don't come any better
than '"Aww, the fall will probably kill
you!" and "You call that cover?"
Paul Newman, on screen, gave us the
quirky but likable off-beat hero who
entertained us for five decades. Off-



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screen, he taught us that fidelity
and caring and giving and sharing
matter. He will be long remem-
bered for both. And we would be
well advanced as a people to heed
his example.
My favorite Newman movie was
"Pocket Money." It didn't have
much of a plot. There was no
action. And it conjured up little
emotion or imagination. It did
have a wonderful old Chevrolet
Apache pick-up and a 1960 Buick
driven by Lee Marvin. There was
nothing memorable about this
movie. Yet, somehow Paul and Lee
ambling around Mexico buying up
horses and jawing with each other
seemed as natural and right as
could be. It ends with them stand-
ing at a lonely rail road station as
the sky stretches out for miles and
miles. It was a moment you wish
could last forever.
Paul Newman was such a big
part of my generation. We talked
about him in that back booth at
the Dairy Bar. We previewed his
movies in study hall. We quoted
his lines in the shower after foot-
ball practice. The boys bought
jeans and white cowboy shirts to
look like him. Billie Jean left me
for a guy down in Trezevant that
had blue eyes.
A lot of us are going to miss him.
But life moves on. If you listened,
that was the theme in most of his
movies. It is easy to account for
his greatness. Even a rudimentary
look as his life reveals that Paul
Newman could, indeed, "cut it"l
Respectfully,
Kes


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2008 AT 6:00 PM., E.S.T., AT

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Star Writer says



'So Long'


Dear Editor:
It's been a wonderful
job, but now its time to
say goodbye.
The Oct. 2 paper was
the last Star to carry my
byline. On Oct. 1, my job
as a staff writer came to
an end because of budget
constraints.
. It's funny, but when I
first joined The Star staff
in December 2005, I admit-
ted to myself that this was
the job I could see myself
remaining in until retire-
ment. It was such a com-
fortable fit a job I loved,
with co-workers and an
editor who quickly became
not just office mates and
colleagues, but friends;
working in a location that
was physically spectacular
and filled with good-heart-
ed, caring people.
For the next almost three
years, I and sometimes
my dogs drove all over
Gulf County and Mexico
Beach, whizzing up and
down U.S. 98, never realiz-
ing how visible I was until
somebody in the oddest
location would unexpect-
edly say, "I always see you
driving up and down the
highway. What are you cov-
ering today?"
I've learned so much
more than I ever thought
possible about this area,
which I have called more
than once my little slice
of paradise some good,
some bad, some just plain
strange. But always, it's
been you, our readers, who
have made these past three.
years so much fun.
Being a reporter for
The Star, besides allowing
me to work in my chosen
profession, has given me
the opportunity to meet
so many of you, so many
I simply would never have
met in the normal course
of day-to-day life. What a
joy and privilege for me.
For the lucky few of us
who know what it's like
to work in a job where
you actually get up every
morning and look forward
to going to work, you'll
understand what I'm say-
ing. I only hope all of you
have the heady experience,
at least once in your lives,
of having this same sat-
isfaction that I have had
these last three years. It's a
rare and wondrous thing,
to truly love your work,
your colleagues, your
boss, your work environ-
ment. That's been my for-
tune while working for The
Star.
And I know, because
you, our readers, have
told me, that some of what
we do at The Star has
made a difference in your
lives. That's been the best
reward of all. That's our
reason for being here.
And though some of you
have been angered by, and
have disagreed with what I
have written, and have pub-
licly and privately made
your thoughts known, I
believe I have done my job
fairly, accurately and to the
best of my ability. At least
that has been my goal. I
use as measuring sticks


the frequent outpouring of
love and assistance you
have given to those I 'have
written about, and the
times you have filled gov-
ernment meetings. When
all is said and done, this is
a good place to live.
So as I embark on yet
another journey, I don't
know what direction it will
take me. After 28 years in
the writing field, I hope
that's where I'll remain for
a little while longer, but
who knows it's always
an adventure, isn't it? My
plans right now are to stay
in the area, to continue
to be active in this com-
munity I've come to love.
Hopefully I can do so.
But as I leave The Star,
I have a request for all of
you who have, over the
last three years, read my
words and given some
thought to what I've had
to say: Please, please
continue to take a deep
interest in how your city
and county governments
operate. Pack those com-
mission and council meet-
ings. Vote in every election.
Pay attention to what our
elected officials are doing
and saying. If we don't let
our feelings be known, our
government officials will
do as they please. Never
forget that they work for
us, but also never forget
that you own the respon-
sibility to show up and be
heard; otherwise, you lose
your right to complain and
you become part of the
problem.
To my colleagues at The
Star and The Times no
one could ask for better
than you. To all The Star
readers thank you for
so much fun and love I'll
see you out and about in
the community. Until then,
God bless and good luck.
Lisa Marie Logan
Mexico Beach and
former Star staff writer

Here we go again
Dear Editor:
Gulf County residents
tell me the selection of
which of the 12 corridors
to be used for the Gulf
Coast Parkway is already a
done deal. They state it will
be handled the same as
Phase 1 of the Gulf to Bay
Highway, locally known
as the Windmark bypass.
These residents feel that
the Florida Department of
Transportation, (FDOT),
and St. Joe Company came
to a prior agreement and
that the public had no or
little input in the decision
making process.
The past two meetings
on the Gulf Coast Parkway
started at 6 p.m. ET.
Residents in Wewahitchka,
Overstreet and all resi-
dents that hold jobs at the
air base still were working
and unable to attend. .
I did not see any coun-
ty commissioners. I did
see Steve Norris, chair-
man of the Gulf County
Transportation Committee;
and also a commissioner
on the Highway 98 Corridor
Authority. Attending also


were two candidates for
county commissioner,
Bo Williams and Warren
Yeager.
PBS&J and FDOT state
that the input from the
public at these meeting is
what determines what cor-
ridor will be selected.
On Sept. 9, I went to the
Gulf County Commission
meeting. I was on the
agenda to speak for five
minutes on behalf of The
Friends of Wetappo Creek.
Our concern was to get
some idea of the intent
of the commissioners on
their choice of the 12 cor-
ridors.
I had sent to the com-
mission information show-
ing that residents could
lose their homes and prop-
erty if they are within the
footprint of the new pro-
posed Gulf Coast Parkway.
Those who could be
affected are residents who
live along Highway 386
from U.S. 98 to Jarrett
Daniels Road, residents of
Pleasant Rest Road, from
Highway 386 north to the
black top road going to
Pleasant Rest Cemetery,
and residents on Jarrett
Daniels Road. Who will be
affected will be determined
by which corridor is select-
ed by FDOT and PBS&J.
This selection will be made
between now and 2010.
I did not get my full five
minutes to speak. I was
interrupted a couple of
times, by chairman Traylor,
wasting my minutes.
Chairman Traylor stated,
"Mr. Stein is going around
the county spreading fear
to those on Highway 386."
Am I spreading fear? I do
not think so. I do speak at
PBS&J and FDOT's meet-
ings. I only talk to those
who ask for my input on
the subject. Yes, I do tell
them that the footprint
of these 11 corridors is
to be a minimum of 160
feet or a minimum of 250
feet. I also show the draw-
ing from PBS&J's hand-
out. This information and
much more can be found
on PBS&J's Web site, www.
gulfcoastparkway.com.
After being interrupt-
ed by chairman Traylor,
I asked if I could con-
tinue. Chairman Traylor
stated, "YOU'RE DONE".
Not that your time has run
out, but just an arrogant
YOU'RE DONE. My reply
was "thank you," and I
retired from the podium
and sat down unfinished.
Chairman Traylor obvi-
ously was offended by my
statements. Steve Norris
inputted to the commis-
sion that Mr. Stein first
was concerned about a low
bridge crossing Wetappo
Creek. He now is trying to
push the roadway as far
away from him as he can.
I then asked if the board
was interested in hearing
the rest of my informa-
tion. I needed a commis-
sioner to make a motion
to give me more time. After
a bit of silence, commis-
sioner Williams, one of the
few who is open to the
public, made the motion.
Again a silence, and finally
commissioner Barnes sec-
onded it. After chairman
Traylor conferred with the
county attorney as to if I
could get more time, I was
allowed to return to the
podium for an additional


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three minutes.
I finished quickly and sat
down. Chairman Traylor
then gave out his phone
number, saying if anyone
needs information on the
Gulf Coast Parkway, they
were free to contact him.
I guess if you know
you need this informa-
tion, contacting Chairman
Traylor might be a way
to get it. However, he has
stated to me in the past
not to be concerned that
this Parkway was many
years in the future. That is
not the case. Our actions
now will determine which
corridor is selected. Or
will our lack of input now
allow PBS&J and FDOT
to say again no one was
concerned.
During my last three
minutes, I asked why the
commission was seeking
TRIPP funds from FDOT to
do a Project Development
and Environment study
(PD&E) on black-topping
Road 50 from Highway
386 to Highway 71. Road
50 is a 10-mile long dirt
road that belongs to the St.
Joe Company.
The information on the
request for TRIPP funds
can be found in letters
from the Gulf County
Commissioners to Mr.
Jason Alderman, FDOT,
Chipley, dated Aug. 12,
2008, signed by chairman
Traylor.
The second paragraph
states, "Road 50 has the
potential to serve as a vital
linkage to the Gulf Coast
Parkway."
Is this the DONE DEAL
spoke of by the people
I referred to in the first
paragraph of this letter? A
back-room decision where
our input means nothing?.
I believe the above letter
to Mr. Alderman, FDOT,
might just show the intent
of some of the commis-
sioners that they support
The Gulf Coast Parkway
going on Highway 386.
I live in the area of con-
cern, and I am very fear-
ful of what will happen to
Highway 386. I am also
concerned for the future
of Gulf County. I support
Corridor 17, where no one
in Gulf County will lose
homes or property.
Corridor 17 also will
complete the Phase 3 por-
tion of the Gulf to Bay
Highway behind Mexico
Beach. Phase 3 of the Gulf
to Bay Highway and the
Gulf Coast Parkway will
occupy the same road bed
in this area, the cost of $30
million-plus for Phase 3 of
the Gulf to Bay Highway
could be shared with the
Gulf Coast Parkway, mak-
ing the Gulf Coast Parkway
by far the least expensive
and most direct of all 12
corridors. In the event the
Air Base closes Highway
98, as it has done during
an emergency in the past,
the detour would only be
a half mile to the Parkway
rather than 10 to 12 or
more miles to most of the
other corridors. Corridor
17 will bring tourism and
better jobs to Gulf County
and be good for our new
port. It could give us a
55mph road from Port
St. Joe to Highways 22,
231 and 77, and to the
new airport and beyond. It
will not overload Highway
386 which is one of Gulf


County's hurricane evacu-
ation routes, but will give
us a new evacuation route.
Timothy W. Stein
Overstreet

Port and Jobs
Dear Editor:
I am writing in response
to the letter from
Commissioner Nathan
Peters regarding the port. I
was surprised at his com-
ments and the mindset
his comments imply. It's
the Port Authority's fault,
huh? He said the Port
Authority has not worked
with the St Joe Company
to resolve certain issues. I
am not sure where he got
his information and will
give him the benefit of the
doubt that he was mis-
led or misunderstood the
information.
It was my experience as
a former Port Authority
member and former chair-
man that the Port Authority
has always tried to answer
any and every concern any-
one from St. Joe Company
has ever had regarding the
development of a port -
and from the current infor-
mation I have received are
continuing to do so now.
I can say while I served
on the Port Authority, St.
Joe Company was anything
but honest or fair in its
dealings with the port. My
understanding now is that
the new leadership at St.
Joe Company has acknowl-
edged that problems have
existed in the past in work-
ing with the port and that
this will change. It is also
my understanding that
positive negations are in
progress as this is being
written. This is very heart-
ening and should be given
every chance to succeed!
It is also very encourag-
ing to see city and county
officials working with the
Port Authority as a team to
establish a port in Port St
Joe. It will take this kind
of total community com-
mitment and team work to
make a port happen.
Bringing jobs to Gulf
County ought to be at the
top of the list of things to
do for elected officials -
especially in this economic
climate. One would expect
that Mr. Peters, whose dis-
trict includes the port and
would be the most likely
area to benefit from the
jobs that would be cre-
ated, would be leading
the charge to make a port
happen. The voters in Mr.
Peters' district might want
to ask Mr. Peters, what
have you done to bring
a port and the jobs that
come with a port back to
our community?
Gary Ross
Indian Pass

Remembering
Paul Newman
Dear Editor:
Paul Newman died
Sept. 26. It saddened me
to receive this news. We
all knew him as a leg-
endary actor, Academy
Award-winning superstar,
political activist, race car
driver and benefactor. He'
always seemed to me to
be just a regular person
who escaped the pitfalls of
celebrity. His life seemed
effortless, his unprecedent-
ed Hollywood 50-year mar-


riage to Joanne Woodward
solid, his ideals intact.
As is usually the case, I
learned a great deal more
about Paul -Newman's life
since his death. I learned
about his childhood, his
education, his sense of
humor, his previous mar-
riage, the death of his son
from an accidental over-
dose of alcohol and valium,
the establishment of the
Scott Newman Foundation
originally aimed at the pro-
duction of anti-drug films
for children.
On another level, Paul
Newman's charity is widely
known. The Newman's Own
company was started as a
joke to promote his origi-
nal oil and vinegar salad
dressing. The success of
this venture is history with
reports of more than $250
million donated to a wide
variety of charities, includ-
ing his Partnership for
Hunger Relief to transport
food to America's hungry.
Here in Franklin County,
we are eternally grate-
ful to Paul Newman. The
long arm of his charitable
donations reached us all
the way into Carrabelle. A
little more than 11 years
ago, Jackie Gay submit-
ted her astounding recipe
for gumbo to a Newman's
Own contest. The charities
of choice of the privileged
winners 'were slated to
receive a $50,000 award.
Recognizing the desper-
ate need for a new library
building in Carrabelle,
Ms. Gay had named the
Franklin County Public
Library as the charity of
her choice. Back then, as
director of the library, I was
attending a workshop at
the State Library of Florida
for a newly received Born to
Read grant when the news
was announced across the
airwaves that Jackie Gay
had indeed won this con-
test.
The $50,000 received
from Paul Newman became
the seed money for the
building project and the
wonderful library building
in the heart of Carrabelle.
Sincerely,
Eileen Annie Ball
Library Director
Emeritus of the
Franklin County Public
Library

Are We Better
Off?
Dear Editor:
How many times have
you heard a politician talk
about the "party that has
been in power for the last
eight years?" Don't they
realize that we know that
for the last two years the
democrats have been in
control of Congress and
have been able to pass
any legislation they wanted
barring a presidential veto?
The question we should be
asking is, "Have we been
better off in the last two
years, now that the demo-
crats have regained control
of congress?" If you think
we are now better off for
the last two years with the
democrats in control, then
you should vote for the
democrats. If you think we
are worse off now than we
were two years ago, then
you should vote for the
Republicans!
Tim Morrill
Mexico Beach


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visits within a week, Lundblom advised
greater communication in the scheduling
process.
"Don't be afraid to ask questions. They
will work with you on your schedule," he
said.
Veterans identified public transportation
funding and availability as key issues.
Locally, Gulf Transportation takes vet-
erans to VA appointments in Gainesville,
Tallahassee and other facilities. But with
rising fuel prices and budget cuts, coupled
with a growing demand for its services
by seniors needing transport to medical
appointments, Gulf Transportation has
struggled to meet veterans' needs.
"In Gulf County, so many people are
on dialysis. Their urgent health needs
outweigh a lot of transportation requests
that may come up," said County Veterans
Service officer James Kennedy.
Kennedy, who also serves on the coun-
ty's transportation board, said he hoped to
obtain a matching grant from the county,
with 5,000 designated for veterans' trans-
portation and $5,000 for the transporta-
tion disadvantaged.
Beach offered the support of the
Florida Department of Elder Affairs' Aging
Resource Center.
Beyond the funding issue, Veteran Kenny
Wood pointed to a lack of coordination in
transporting veterans to scheduled appoint-
ments. Gulf Transportation routinely
makes three 550-mile trips to Gainesville
per week. According to driver and VFW
member Raymond "Elmo" Aylmer, hospital
visits can be as little as 15 minutes.
Wood suggested that one person or orga-
nization in the county work to coordinate
veterans' appointments.

'Nonfunctional'
Tom Graney offered a "macro view" of
the transportation dilemma.
"As time goes on, we've seen that vets
are decentralized. They need decentralized
care," he said.
Graney asked the panel why veter-
ans must drive to Biloxi for blood work
or other simple procedures when local
providers can perform the same tasks.
After hearing several veterans disparage
the VA system, Ferland said it was their


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responsibility to make more convenient
appointments.
"In my opinion, that's your fault," she
said forcefully. "You need to ask, 'Why am I
driving to Biloxi for lab work when there's
a facility somewhere closer?'"
Ferland rejected Graney's suggestion
that local doctors could provide VA-
approved care, saying it was a question of
professional liability.
"You are asking a VA doctor to put his
license on the line," she said. "You cannot
do this. This is why the VA has the rules
it has."
Graney countered by describing the cur-
rent VA system as "nonfunctional in 2008"
and asked the panel to rethink the entire
veterans' health care system.
"This is the first annual of these (meet-
ings). When you are back for the second,
I'd like to know how this is going," Graney
said.
Other topics taken up at the meeting:
A veteran visiting from Coral Springs
voiced his preference for offshore drilling,
saying, "Our military is probably the big-
gest user of oil in our country, and without
that, our military will not last."
Smithwick said Congressman .Boyd
opposed drilling in the Gulf of Mexico
because of its potential to interfere with
the Gulf Range Complex, the site of combat
training.
Banister added that Sen. Nelson also
opposes the idea.
Veteran Rodney Herring offered an
idea for a vanity plate commemorating the
nation's conflicts, with funds benefiting
veterans' health care.
Commissioner Williams said he is
looking for state assistance with a $200,000
Community Budget Issue Request (CBIR)
for the Veteran's Memorial Park in Beacon
Hill.
The funds would help Williams and
Kennedy implement a master plan for
the park, with possible exhibits including
statuary, a fishing pier, amphitheater and
military flag display.
Smithwick reported an increase in
veterans' mileage reimbursement, from 11
to 41 cents.
He acknowledged the efforts of area vet-
eran Tim Stein, also attending the meeting,
in making the mileage increase a reality.




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separate myself as "The Commissioner" that fights for
transparent, accountable government. I strongly be-
lieve that during the current economic and tax crisis at
the federal, state and county levels, it is critical that
Gulf County keep a commissioner who has the
knowledge, experience and relationships which comes
with four (4) years on the job. It is imperative for the
future of\this district to have a Commissioner who has
proven his ability to see the big picture, navigate
critical issues through the board, and work for the
future of Gulf County.
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Sees Record Participation


By Despina Williams
Star Staff Writer

The Gulf County Substance Abuse
Coalition enjoyed a record turnout at
its Sept. 29 meeting at the Gulf Coast
Community College Gulf/Franklin Center.
The standing-room-only crowd, com-
prised of parents, educators, community
leaders and at least two dozen teenagers,
signaled a turning point for the coalition,
which has not received much community
support since its founding more than a
year ago.
"I've had a lot of people come tonight
who were appointed by someone else to
come, and that's just wonderful," said the
meeting's moderator, Carly Pickels.
Pickels coordinates the Substance
Abuse Response Guide (SARG) grant,
which finances the coalition's efforts to
address Gulf County's underage drinking
problem, with an eye toward prevention.
The Florida Department of Children
and Families sponsors the grant, which is
administered by the Gulf County School
Board.
The coalition accomplished two tasks at
last Monday night's meeting: electing new
officers and changing its official name to'
the "Gulf County Prevention Coalition."
Cindy Grant, of the Florida State
University Center for Substance Abuse
Prevention, recommended the name
change to allow the coalition to address
topics beyond underage drinking, such
as suicide, teen pregnancy and tobacco
addiction.
By expanding its outreach, the coali-
tion can pursue additional grants aimed
at addressing these issues, with funding
benefiting the sheriff's office, school dis-
trict, Healthy Start and other organiza-
tions.
The new officers are Bernadette Hackett
Nagy, chairperson; Rosa Feltrop, vice
chairperson; and Cheryl Peak, secretary.
Port St. Joe High School students Kayla
Minger and Sidney Love and Wewahitchka
High School student Becca Barnes were
elected to the teen board.
Several attendees indicated their will-
ingness to serve on the assessment com-
mittee, which will review data pertaining
to teenage alcohol abuse in the county.
School board member Linda Wood vol-
unteered to chair the committee.


With several candidates for elected
office attending the meeting, Pickels made
her own "political promise."
"I promise not to ask anyone to do
anything substantial until after the elec-
tion," she said, noting that officers and
committee members only will be asked
to make, at most, a three-hour monthly
commitment.
The future work of the coalition will
include growing membership and devel-
oping an outcome-based community logic
model.
Ultimately, the coalition will devise a
plan for addressing the factors contribut-
ing to the rise of underage drinking in the
county.
The next meeting of the Gulf County
Prevention Coalition assessment com-
mittee will be Nov. 6 in Port St. Joe.
The meeting time and location will be
announced at a future date.
For more information, contact SARG
coordinator Carly Pickels at (850) 227-
4913.

Gulf County Partnership
Regina Washabaugh, who heads the
district's school health program, could
not let coalition members leave the Sept.
29 meeting without making a final plea.
Washabaugh serves on the Gulf County
Partnership, which unites representatives
from the county's various health entities,
including the Domestic Violence Task
Force, Juvenile Justice, Healthy Start and
school health program
"We never get this kind of participation,"
said Washabaugh, noting the poor turnout
at quarterly partnership meetings, which
provide information' on topics such as
unplanned pregnancy and diseases affect-
ing the teen population.
"There's a scary number of diseases
out there, and we can't get the parents to
participate," she said.
Noting the related problems of under-
age drinking and unplanned pregnancy
"If they're drunk, they can't make wise
decisions" Washabaugh asked coalition
members to also support the Gulf County
Partnership.
For those interested in attending future
partnership meetings, contact the Gulf
County Health Department at (850) 227-
1020.


SCHOOLS -r po(.AI
"It will be worse than it was last year," "Think of the work that has to be
said Superintendent of Schools Tim done in areas other than raises," Wilder
Wilder about cuts in funding sustained said. "Our first goal is to get on our feet,
during the school year. "This is the only get comfortable, and reward our loyal
option to raise money." employees."
A referendum on additional ad valor- The district will face a tricky proposi-
em taxes is the lone option the district tion. On the one hand, folks in the county
has, and though Monday's workshop already pay what many believe is too much
was a gauge of how board members feel, in property taxes. The economic troubles
there is still a long way to go. roiling markets today compounds the
The gauge, however, was clear, issue. And, as board member George Cox
"We are going to have to pursue it," noted, the board should be mindful that
said chairwoman Linda Wood in express- if not approved in four years, the county
ing what board members said in varying could boost salaries and benefits beyond
ways. "We still have to focus on the sustainable levels.
classroom. But things are not going to On the other hand, board members
get better soon. I don't want to get to the noted that they have been frugal with the
same point next year where we have to 'one area of the budget over which they
let staff go." have real sway, capital outlay spending.
The concept has been floated to the Each district is permitted to tax 2
union representing the district employees mills of capital outlay dollars Franklin
- the total number of staff is about 300 County presented its levy with a reduc-
- though, as Wilder said, negotiations tion of .5 mills from 2 mills in capital
on spending the money don't begin until outlay and .5 mills in additional revenue
a referendum passes. but Gulf District Schools have not
There are several steps the district been over 1 mill this decade. Currently,
must hurdle. the millage is just over half a mill.
Board members must approve a reso- And with reserves that could be eaten
lution and. ballot language. The Board of up again this year by state budget cuts
County Commissioners must provide its and coming off a year in which deep cuts
approval, and Supervisor of Elections were required, the district's options are
Linda Griffin would need at least 60 days limited.
lead time prior to a special election. Additionally, the union wants the dis-
The district also would be required trict to increase its share of insurance
to hold public hearings on the referen- premiums as those premiums go up
dum, an important step, board members another 20 percent and teacher pay is
agreed, to educate the public on the starting to slip, particularly compared to
need. neighboring counties such as Franklin
The timeline required, though, to where, after the overwhelming passage
begin receiving dollars by next November, of a similar levy, the union negotiated a
would mean the special election must be salary increase of 24 percent over three
held prior to the crafting of TRIM (Truth years for its rank and file.
in Millage) notices in June. "We .don't have a spending problem.
A spring special election, which the dis- We have shaved just about as much as
trict would have to pay for, was discussed we can shave," Worley said. "We have a
Monday night as possibly being ideal. The revenue problem."
aim with such an additional level would Board members agreed Monday night
be trying to boost teacher salaries and to have a resolution drawn up for their
benefits, though board members made consideration as a first step.
clear they would need flexibility and dis- The step, board members agreed,
creation on spending, given the economic was necessary, but there were plenty left
climate, ahead of them.


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Golf Tourney is Nov. 1


Tiger Sharks and Gators Have Work to Do


By Tim Croft
Star News Editor
Two games into the
District 1-1A schedule,
and Port St. Joe and
Wewahitchka find
themselves looking up at
the top.
Both squads suffered
resounding road losses
last week, the Gators
falling at Liberty County
and the Tiger Sharks
jumped on quickly and
ultimately shut out by
West Gadsden 35-0.
The losses highlighted
familiar themes for both
teams.
For the Gators, the-
road and a young defense
continue to be unforgiving
forces. The Gators have
shown flashes on offense at
times, but they have been
too few and too far between,
and on the other side of the
ball, Wewahitchka has been
particularly susceptible to
elusive passers.
The Tiger Sharks
continued to be a dichotomy,
suffering lopsided defeats


in their two road games
and not allowing a point
in winning their two home
games.
That Wewahitchka and
Port St. Joe combined have
lost to to two of three teams
currently sitting at 2-0
in the district Liberty
County, West Gadsden and
Freeport is also a deficit
when it comes to playoff
tiebreakers.
Despite their less
than stellar records --
Wewahitchka is 0-2 in the
district, 1-3 overall while
Port St. Joe is 1-1 and 2-2
- the teams enter critical
stretches that still could
provide opportunities to
play beyond the regular
season.
The Gators travel to
cellar-dwelling and winless
Franklin County at 6::30
p.m. CT Friday and
then have a three-game
home stretch in which
Wewahitchka hosts West
Gadsden, Sneads and Jay
before their county tussle
with Port St. Joe.


Run off a winning streak,
and the Gators are right
in the playoff hunt in an
eight-team district where
parity thus far could be
an indicator that even
three losses might stamp
a ticket to the postseason.
The Gators could hand
Jay, Sneads and Port St.
Joe their second loss and
create a logjam.
The Tiger Sharks, with
just one district loss, must
cure their road woes to
reach the playoffs.
After hosting Sneads at
8 p.m. ET Friday, Port St.
Joe hits the road for games
at Liberty County, Franklin
County and Freeport. The
first and last games of that
stretch loom especially
important as those are two
of three teams ahead of the
Tiger Sharks in the district
standings.
Then it's home and
Wewahitchka
There have been bumps,
but both county teams still
have the chance to smooth
out a path to the playoffs.


The Port St. Joe Branch of Arizona
Chemical Company is co-sponsoring a golf
tournament for the Gulf County Senior
Citizens Meals on Wheels program. This
Nov. 1 tournament will be open to all
members and guests. The entry fee will be
$60 per person and will include green fee,
golf cart, a chance for a hole-in-one prize
of $10,000 and 8 special event prizes, as
well as a buffet dinner during the awards
program. There will be drawings for door
prizes throughout the awards program 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 will be 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. All
donations will be greatly appreciated and
are desperately needed.
Help us fill all 22 team slots and join
in a day of fun as we show our support
for the this great cause, which supports
elderly men and women of Gulf County.
Watch your .local newspapers for further
updates.
Players may call Jerry Stokoe 899-1036
and register by telephone. Please have the
handicaps for all players. The entry fee
can be dropped off at the St. Joseph Bay
Country Club prior to Oct 24.
The team prizes are $600 for the first-
place team, $400 for second place, $200
for third place and $100 for fourth place.
There will be special event prizes for the
longest drive and closest shot to the hole
with a cash prize of $50 on the designated
holes.
The Senior Citizens Center needs help to
provide meals for the remaining months.
This tournament will help to cover these
expenses.


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Sharks Split


On Sept. 30, the Lady
Bulldogs of Liberty County
came to the dome. Except
for one game of the four
played in this match, the
Lady Tiger Sharks played
together as a tough team.
Unfortunately, the Lady
Bulldogs won the match
3 games to 1. The game
scores were 21-25, 25-
22, 12-25 and 23-25. The
Lady Tiger Sharks showed
a vastly improved serving
percentage in this match
with only 10 errors in 82
serves. Mariah Johnson
had 37 attacks on the ball
with 18 kills for the match,
and Kaelyn Williams had
20 assists.
Oct. 2 had the Lady
Tiger Sharks on the road
again. This time, they were
at Franklin County to play
the vastly improved Lady


Seahawks. Again, the
Ladies went to four games
in the match. This time
however, the Lady Tiger
Sharks were victorious
by a margin of 3-1. The
game scores were 24-26,
25-11, 27-25 and 25-14.
Mariah Johnson again led
the offense with 12 kills
for' the match. Ashleigh
Lewis, Fanequa Larry and
Natasha Allen each had
five service aces. Kaelyn
Willimas had 15 assists.
The second match of these
two teams will be this
evening in 'the Dome at
5 p.m. for Junior Varsity
team. The Varsity Ladies
will start their match
approximately 20 minutes
following the completion
of the JV match. Come
out and support the Lady
Tiger Sharks!


Reserve




Your 'Spot




in the Dome


Reserved seats for home
basketball games inside the
R. Marion Craig Coliseum
are now on sale, and they've
been discounted this year
by Tiger Shark coach Derek
Kurnitsky.
The price for each
reserved seat the seats
are in glass-enclosed
sections above the lower
tier of seats is $60 this
season, down from $100
in previous seasons. That


includes all home Port
St. Joe High School boys
basketball games.
And this year, with the
Tiger Sharks hosting the
district tournament and
possibly a playoff game or
two or three, the reserved
seating will extend beyond
the regular season.
For more information or
to reserve your seat, please
contact Kurnitsky at the
high school at 229-8251.


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2008 Paws in the


Park 5K Run and



Walk Results


Overall Male:
Masters Male:
Overall Female:
Masters Female:
First Dog:
Second Dog:
Third Dog:

Age
Baby in Wagon

14 and under

15-19




20-24


25-29
30-34




35-39


Hobson Fulmer
Joe Edgecombe
Wendy Edwards
Marty Kirkland
Tyler (Chris Falk)
Patton (Wendy Edwards)
Jade (Dawn Bernando)
Women
GroupName
Kenzie Barber
(Traci Gaddis pulling)
1. Lexy Parsons
2. Chloe Burke
1. Erin Bailey
2. Brianna Sigman
3. Corey Burke
4. Amelia Warriner
5. Kati Calvarese
1. Elizabeth Winterboer
2. Rebecca Matherly
3. Danlelle Barnes


No Entrants


1. Carla Moniz
2. Stacie Hutchins
3. Kelly Allan
4. Jennifer White
5. Stephanie Gaddis-Cribbs
1. Dawn Bernando
2. Andrea Weckherlin
3. Lydia Miles
4. Trelles D'Alemberte
5. Jennifer White
6. Lisa Cornett


19:44:54
22:30:88
24:08:07
24:40:51
24:07:04
24:08:07
24:16:24

Time
53:17:50

28:09:19
37:04:37
29:54:43
33:34:07
36:26:37
39:52:47
52:27:10
38:43:13
50:52:76
52:26:60


26:48:05
28:38:07
30:46:35
48:16:69
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4. Dana Knight 44:58:87


45-49

50-54


55-59



60-64


14 and under


15-19

20-24
25-29
30-34

35-39


1. Mary Holley
2. Cheryl Fricke
1. Cindy Bielecky
2. Tammy Cannington
3. Susan Whitton
4. Sally Beyl
5. Barbara Sanders
6. Olivia Evans
7. Traci Gaddis
1. Elaine Flournoy
2. Joanne Gallagher
3. Billie Ward
4. Deanne Berry
1. Barbara Yonclas
2. Martha Settlemire
Men
1. Drew Lacour
2. Cole Cryderman
3. Tyler Wallace
4. Colby Gay
5. Dave Warriner
6. Riley Roberts
1. Adrian Hubbard
2. Bret Sigman


No Entrants


1. Carter Matherly
1. Eric Jeffreys
2. Chris Falk
1. Billy Joe Smiley


39:41:72
52:31:38
31:09:20
35:34:86
37:10:04
37:55:68
41:05:97
47:12:32
53:17:57
34:12:43
41:54:68
47:12:14
47:46:36
26:59:04
50:00:79

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24:07:74
26:51:38
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NOTICE


The FRDAP Committee will hold a meeting
on Wednesday October 15, 2008 in the Fire
Station Conference Room, Port St Joe, FL.


1. Michael Shuler
2. Tom Thorpe
3. Steve Burke
4. Louis Cordova
5. David Wallace
6. Buck Watford
7. Jay Bidwell
8. Matt Settlemire
1. Gene Parsons
1. Andrew Weckherlin
2. Howard Planey
3. Paul Formby
4. James Wallace, Sr.
1. Bob Berry
1. Nick Yonclas
2. Jerry Taunton
3. David Beyl
1. Jim Estes


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23:03:78
24:09:74
24:33:46
26:41:49
28:17:51
50:55:07
24:53:37
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City of Port St. Joe, Florida will not provide
a verbatim record of this meeting.


Serious Injury & Death Cases

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School News B6-8


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Bow

By Despina Williams
Star Staff Writer
To capture the triumph of the
Gulf County Humane Society's
latest fundraiser, we invoke the
lyrics of rapper Snoop Dogg: Bow
wow wow yippie yo yippie yay.
The Paws in the Park/Bow Wow
Bash, held Sept. 27 at Port St.
Joe's Centennial Park, raised
nearly $60,000, which
will help the society
pay for its mortgage,
medical bills, spay/
neuter services and
general expenses.


Wow


An unlikely source donated
$10,000 of the proceeds.
Meg, a black and white
Pointer mix, donated her win-
nings in the Bow Wow Bash's
$10,000 grand prize cash
raffle.
Meg, who was borh with a
deformed hind leg, spent a year
in the Humane Society's care
before being adopted by a caring
couple two years ago.
After undergoing a com-
plicated leg operation per-
formed by a Birmingham,
Ala., veterinarian, Meg is
thriving.
She donated the
prize money back to the
Humane Society as a
thank you for the loving
treatment she received dur-
ing her stay in the facility.
Half of Meg's $10,000 dona-
tion will benefit the Humane
Society's spay/neuter
campaign.
Meg's gracious
gesture highlight-
ed a fun-filled
day of activities
in and around
the Centennial
Building,
which began
with a 5K
walk/run on
a certified
course.
Though
many par-
ticipants
opted to
take a lei-
surely stroll
with their favorite
pooch, some runners
came to win.


Bash


Eastpoint veterinarian
Hobson Fulmer took the top
prize, finishing in just less than
20 minutes.
Following the race, attendees
perused a variety of outdoor arts
and crafts booths and observed a
demonstration by the Gulf County
Sheriff's office K9 Unit.
Not to be left out of the pro-
ceedings, man's best friend
participated in a variety of pet-
interactive events.
There also was plenty of food
to go around, with the South
Gulf Volunteer Fire Department
serving up tasty Boston butt
sandwiches.
In the evening, some 200
adults left their pets at home
and slipped into their finery for
the Bow Wow Bash, held in the
Centennial Building.
The Smackwater Retrievers,
a blues and jazz band from


a


Blast


ABOVE:
Joined by friend,
Traci Gaddis, left,
pulled grand-
daughter, Kenzie,
in a wagon dur-
ing the 5K walk/
run.


the Eastpoint area, per-
formed as guests placed their
bids in the live and silent
auctions.
Auction items ranged from
framed photographs and hand-
made necklaces to complimentary
stays in area condos.


LEFT: Canine-
human commu-
nication was a
big part of the
Paws in the Park
fundraiser, held
Sept. 27 in
Centennial Park.

Five lucky winners received
$1,000 in the night's cash raffle:
Andy Zierkelbach of Boulder,
Colo., and area residents Theresa
Hunter, Christine Husband, Carla
O'Dell and Jesse Bullock.
See BOW WOW on Page B12


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9aturbiay, Oct.11


Free Concert* College GameDay Events 10k Road Race
Live music with Dwayne Dopsie and the Zydeco Hellraisers. A 10k road race and college
football on our big screens. And, in true Oktoberfest tradition, authentic Bratwurst will
be available hot-off-the-grill with proceeds benefiting the St. Joseph Bay Humane Society.


* ratwurst


Race for Autism at Wind Mark
10K Race & 1 Mile Fun Run
along trie new BeachWalk
and through the streets of
WindMark. First 100 people
registered receive a T-shirt!
RACE TIME: 9AM (EST)
REGISTRATION: 7:30AM (EST)
Contact Christine Hermsdorfer, 850-227-4392
11 77'-.-I"" UdO.e va


Authentic Turkey Bratwurst
will be available hot-off-the-
grill in THREE delicious flavors.
Combo meals are just $5 and
all proceeds go to St. Joseph
Bay Humane Society.
Pets welcome, dogs eat free!
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Allen-Butler Engagement


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 Oct. 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.


Sealey-Burkett Wedding
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. EDT on Nov. 15 at St.
James Episcopal Church. No local invitations are being sent. All family and friends
are invited.


Kiwanis Korner


By Johanna White
This week the Kiwanis Club finalized
our committee and activities reports for
our new fiscal year beginning in October.
We are excited about the upcoming year
and what we as the Kiwanis Club will be
doing to put back into our community not
only on a monetary basis but in helping
the. people and other organizations of


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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
in giving back to our community you can
contact Johanna White at 227-6268.


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Special Thanks to the Generous Contributors to the Live and Silent
Auctions, and Door Prizes, the Sheriff's K-9 Unit, Don Ouellette,
the City of Port St. Joe, Prosperity Bank, Piggly Wiggly, and all the
Volunteers for Paws In The Park, the 5K Run/Walk, and the Bow Wow Bash.

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Chapman-Mosqueda to Wed

William C. Holman, Sr. and Carolyn Chapman Holman of Port St. Joe, Florida are
proud to announce the marriage of their son Erik Chapman to Ms. Evita Mosqueda. Ms.
Mosqueda is the daughter of Bruce and Martha Mosqueda of Modesto, California.
Mr. Chapman is a graduate of Coronado High School. Coronado, California and St.
Martin's University, Lacey Washington. Mr. Chapman is a Corporal in the U.S. Marines
and is presently attending Thomas Jefferson School of Law in San Diego, California.
Mrs. Chapman is a graduate of California State University with a major in Criminal
Justice. She is a Second Lieutenant in the United States Marines.
The couple will make their home in San Diego, California.



Wester-Carnes Wedding
SMrs. 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
Linne Wester to William Benjamin Carnes, son
of Jennifer Carnes of Tallahassee and the late
Larry Carnes.
Shanna is the granddaughter of Norris and
S Shirley Daniels and the late Bernard and Sammy
Wester.
'i. The bride-elect is a graduate of Port St. Joe
High School and student of Chipola College
in the nursing program. Her fiance, formerly
S I of Tallahassee, is now a resident 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 Bias at 6:30
/ p.m. (EDT).
All friends and family are invited to attend.



Triple Win at Nationals

SJolie 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. Joe.
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 love you very much. We're so
proud of you, baby!



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
Oct. 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. (EDT) on Oct. 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.


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Candidates


Forums Neighborhood
Forums Clean-up part two


You are invited to meet
,and hear the individuals
running for office in Gulf
iCounty. Candidates in the
'-aces for sheriff, county
commission seats and state
attorney have been invited
and are expected to attend.


The forums will be
moderated by Judge Fred
Witten.
Your written questions
will be submitted to the
candidates, and you can
hear their reply to issues and
things you are interested in.


The forums are sponsored
by the Gulf County
Republican Party, the Gulf
County Democratic Party,
the Gulf County Chamber
of Commerce and The Star
newspaper.
The first forum, will be


held at 6 p.m. ET Monday,
Oct. 13, in Port St. Joe at the
Capital City Bank upstairs
meeting room.
The second will be held at
2 p.m. CT Saturday, Oct. 18,
at the Wewahitchka Senior
Center.


This Saturday, Oct. 11, is
the second of three clean-up
efforts and will focus on the
downtown neighborhood,
First to Fifth and Baltzell
to Long Avenue. Everyone
Interested In making our
town a cleaner place to live
and work is invited to join


in this event; we'll have
back-up of city workers
and equipment. Meet at
the City Hall parking lot
at 8 a.m., gloves and trash
bags supplied! When we get
finished, hot dogs on the
grill back at the parking
lot!


AARP Driver Safety Program Yard Sale


Take the eight-hour
classroom course "STOP,"
especially designed for
drivers age 50 and over.
There is a minimal fee,
and you could receive


auto insurance discounts
in most states. Consult
your insurance agent.
The course will be
held from 9 a.m. until 1
p.m. ET Oct. 21-22 at the


Free AARP


The Mexico Beach AARP
has 12 seats available on a
free bus trip to the Pioneer
Village in Blountstown on
Oct. 24. The trip is open


to members and non-
members, and the only
cost involved is $11.50
for a great meal. Those
interested in attending may


Senior Center located at
120 Library St. in Port
St. Joe.
There is a $10 fee for the
eight-hour course.
For reservations, contact






Bus

contact Edward Koziol at
648-2161 by Friday, Oct.
17. The bus will depart
from the Methodist
Church in Mexico Beach


Bernie at 648-2013.
For additional informa-
tion or to volunteer, call
toll-free (888) 227-7669
(888-AARP-NOW) or visit
www.aarp.org/drive.






Trip

at 10 a.m. on the day of
the trip.
AARP meetings are every
fourth Friday at the Mexico
Beach Methodist Church.


4th Annual Touch-A-Truck and Fall Festival


The fourth annual Touch-
A-Truck and Fall Festival will
be held from 4-6 p.m. Oct.
26, at Long Avenue Baptist
Church. The church is
located at 1601 Long Ave.
This year's event will
benefit Christmas for the


Kids and Elderly in Gulf
County.
Please bring a bag of non-
perishable foods or a new
toy to donate.
There will be fire trucks,
ambulances, police cars,
dump trucks, forklifts and


more for kids of all ages to
climb on, learn how they
work, sound the horns and
generally have some fun.
The Fall Festival will
feature a cake walk, games,
sno-cones, hot dogs, chili
cook off, fall fun and prizes.


For more information
or to lend a vehicle, please
contact Suzanne Doran at
639-3407.
For more information
about the Christmas charity,
please call Larry Broome at
229-8466.


Panhandle Habitat Series Classes


Theseone-dayprofessional
classes include morning
classroom presentations and
afternoon field trips. They are
intended for coastal decision
makers such as ecologists,
permitting staff, park
rangers, planners, ecotour


operators, elected officials,
developers, volunteer
organizations, concerned
citizens and others.
Estuaries Class
This one-day class will
be offered on Oct. 14 and


Oct. 23 from 8:45 a.m.
to 4:30 p.m. ET at the
Apalachicola National
Estuarine Research Reserve
Education Center.
Registration is required.
You must register, no later
than five days before the


class.
'Tb register or for more
information, contact Alan
Knothe at (850) 653-8063 or
alan.knothe@dep.state.fl.us.
Cost is $10, per person
per class payable to Friends
of the Reserve.


"Ride for Peace" Poker Run


The Gulf County
Domestic Violence Task
Force will sponsor its first
annual "Ride for Peace"
Poker Run starting at 8
a.m. CT 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 Highway
71.
Sign in begins at 8 a.m.
CT, and the last motorcycle
out will leave by 10 a.m.
There will be door prizes,


a 50/50 drawing and a chill
lunch.
Fees are $20 for each
driver, $10 per passenger
and $5 per additional
hand.
The winner's payout will
be based on the number
of entries. The run will be


approximately 150 miles
round trip.
Please RSVP for the
homemade chill lunch to
229-2901.
For more information,
contact the Domestic
Violence Task Force at 229-
2901.


Art Workshop


The ArtCoop Gallery is
open Fridays from 4 p.m.
to 6 p.m. in conjunction
with:

Open ArtRoom!
$5 per person, all ages, no
registration needed. Enjoy
the artistic atmosphere, get
full use of all art materials
or bring your own, a still
life will be set up, bring
your own project or get
started on a new one!

Acrylic Painting
Workshops for
ages 12 to adult
Nov. 8, Nov. 16, Dec. 13,
Jan. 10,Jan. 18
2:30-5:30 p.m., all
supplies provided. $35
per person. Register in
advance for one or all.


Learn various painting
techniques. Leave each
workshop with a finished
16 x 20 painting!

Oil/Acrylic
Painting Class
Thursday, 10 a.m. to 2
p.m. with instructor Helen
Neal. Register in advance.

Attention
Homeschool
Groups, Schools,
and Community
Groups (adult and
children)
"Picturing America"
tours, traveling exhibit,
and workshops are being
scheduled now!
"Picturing America" is
an initiative of the We


the People program of
the National Endowment
of the Humanities and
brings some of our
nation's most significant
images to communities
and classrooms
nationwide. Visit http://
picturingamerica.neh.
gov/ for more information
about the program and
contact Heather Parker
at ArtCoop to schedule
a tour of the exhibit at
ArtCoop or reserve the
exhibit for your location
and to book a related art
workshop.

Emerald Coast
Poets meets
occasionally at
ArtCoop
For anyone who likes
to write, read or discuss


poetry.
Third Saturdays, 10 a.m.
to noon, call to confirm
location.

Holiday Gift Sale
Saturday, Dec. 6, 10 a.m.
to 9 p.m.
Art projects for all ages
all day, special pricing on
local art, cards, and prints
by several local artists.
Reception with
refreshments from 6-9
p.m.

ArtCoop
Memberships
ArtCoop currently has
two slots open. Contact
ArtCoop for membership
information.
Visit ArtCoop on the web
at www.artcooppanamacity.
com


There will be a yard sale
Oct. 18 in conjunction with
the Make A Difference Day
event at the Frank Pate
Park from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
The proceeds from this sale
will benefit the organization
planning the three-day
concert for the youth of
our great community to
help prepare them for their
future.
Donations may be
dropped off at the WIG


building at the end of
Avenue .D. (Tirn right at
the Paul Gant BBQ stand
and proceed to the end of
the street.) The building
will be open from 9
a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 13-
17 from 9 a.m. until 5
p.m. All donations will be
greatly appreciated by the
Greatness Inside planning
Committee. Please contact
Mr. Troy White at 242-9274
for further information.


2008 Public




Health Fair


The Gulf County Senior
CitizensAssociationpresents
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,
homehealthcare, 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.
Foradditionalinformation,
please call 229-8466.


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Wesley R. Ramsey Sr.


Wesley R. Ramsey Sr., 81, of Port St.
Joe, Fla., went to be with the Lord on
Thursday, Oct. 2, 2008.
He was born in Shamrock, Okla., on
March 20, 1927.
Wesley was the owner and editor of Star
Publishing Company from Nov. 10, 1952,
till June 30, 1999.
He was a charter member of Long
Avenue Baptist Church, a church deacon,
a Sunday school teacher, a music director
for several years, served for three years on
the State Board of Missions Florida Baptist
Convention and was a member of the
Gideons. He served 35 years on the board
of directors of Capital City Bank, was a
Port St. Joe city commissioner from 1975-
85, was a 1995 Citizen of the Year and was
a Kiwanis and Rotary Club member for
several years, past president of the Port
St. Joe Chamber of Commerce, a member
of the St. Joe Merchants Association and a
past member of the Port St. Joe Volunteer
Fire Department.
Wesley was preceded in death by a
brother, Will I. Ramsey; and parents,
Wesley and Lora Ramsey. Left to cherish
his memory are his wife of 62 years,
Frenchie L. Ramsey; children, Ray and


Sue Ramsey of Port St. Joe, Catherine and
Jodie Barfield of Wewahitchka, Fla., Shelly
and Tommy Oliver of Port St. Joe, Willie
and Shirley, Alford and Laura Ramsey of
Port St. Joe and Carol and David Horton
of Port St. Joe; 17 grandchildren; 22 great-
grandchildren; and three brothers, Bob
Ramsey of Mableton, Ga., Jim Ramsey
of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and Edward
Ramsey of Austell, Ga.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. ET
Sunday, Oct. 5, at Long Avenue Baptist
Church with the Rev. Jerome Barnes and
the Rev. Mike Dunn officiating. Pallbearers
were the grandsons. Honorary pallbearers
will be the Men's Senior Adult Sunday
School Class at Long Avenue Baptist
Church and Deacons Kesley Colbert and
Tommy Braxton.
Memorial contributions can be made to
the Gideons or Covenant Hospice.
Expressions of sympathy may be
submitted or viewed on our online obituary
link, www.southerlandfamily.com.
Southerland Family Funeral Home
507 10th Street
Port St. Joe, Florida 32456
(850) 228-8111


James Curtis Watson


James Curtis Watson, 78, of White City,
passed away Saturday, Oct. 4, 2008, at
his home. Born in Walton County, Fla., he
had lived in Port St. Joe since 1969. Mr.
Watson was employed by the Gulf County
School System for 25 years in the mainte-
nance department until his retirement in
1992. He served his country from 1952
until 1960 in the United Stated Army dur-
ing the Korean War.
He was preceded in death by his wife,
Mary Francis Watson; and two sons, James
Donald Watson and Alvery Gene Watson.
He is survived by his children, David
L. Watson, William T. Watson (Teresa),
Terry C. Watson (Debra) and John W.
Watson, all of Port St. Joe; one brother,
Alton Watson (Erlene) of Paxton, Fla.; one
sister, Hazel Owens of Santa Rosa Beach,
Fla.; 11 grandchildren; and 12 great-
grandchildren.


The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m.
EDT Sunday from the graveside at Holly
Hill Cemetery conducted by Rev. Mike
Evans. Interment will follow.
Those who wish may make a donation
in his memory to Covenant Hospice, 2589
Jenks Ave., Panama City, FL 32405.
All services are under the direction of
the Comforter Funeral Home.
"I was hungry and you gave me food; I
was thirsty and you gave me drink; I was
a stranger and you welcomed me; I was
naked and you gave me clothing; I was sick
and you took care of me; I was in prison
and you visited me. Then the righteous will
answer him, 'Lord, when was it that we did
these things for you?' And the King will
answer them, 'Truly I tell you, just as you
did it to one of the least of these who are
members of my family, you did it to me.'"
Matthew 25:35-40


Donna Lisa Pelt

Donna Lisa Pelt, 39, of Wewahitchka, died
Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2008, in Bay Medical
Center.
She was a lifelong resident of Gulf County.
She is survived by her husband, Douglas
.-' of Wewahitchka; her daughters, Brenda,
Tabitha and La Donna, all of Wewahitchka;
her parents, Janice and Clenton Brownell,
and her brother, James Brownell, all of
Overstreet.
Graveside services were held at 4 p.m. EDT
Friday, Oct. 3, 2008, in Holly Hill Cemetery.
A viewing was held from 5 to 7 p.m.
Thursday, Oct. 2, 2008, at Comforter Funeral
Home in Port St. Joe.
All services were under the direction of the
Comforter Funeral Home.





Frances Ann Merchant


Frances Ann Merchant, 71, of
Tallahassee, Fla., passed away Tuesday,
Sept. 30, 2008. She was born Aug. 5,
1937, in El Dorado, Ark., and moved to
Port St. Joe in her Jr. year of high school.
For 25 years, she worked for St. Joe
Telephone and Telegraph
Company and also had her own
business, My True Color, a facial and
makeup consultation business.
She was a charter member of Long
Avenue Baptist Church. Frances was a
warm and gracious southern lady, who
was giving and humble and made the
world a better place. In 2000, she moved
to Tallahassee to be close to her son.


She was preceded in death by her
husband, Bill Merchant; her parents,
Mr. and Mrs. H. F. Hall; and one brother,
Nelson Hall. She is survived by her
son, Billy Merchant and wife, Carol, of
Tallahassee; four grandchildren, Tarah,
Will, Carson and Caylon Merchant; one
great-grandchild, Rylan McKinnon; and
one brother, Gary Hall of Baton Rouge,
La.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m.
ET Friday, Oct. 3, 2008, at Long Avenue
Baptist Church in Port St. Joe. Interment
followed in Holly Hill Cemetery.
All services are under the direction of
the Comforter Funeral Home.


Worship On the Water


Kolby Isaiah Lane


Kolby "Special K" came into our lives
on Aug. 27, 2008, in Panama City, Fla.
After a very brave and courageous battle,
he became one of God's angels on Oct.
2, 2008, while at Shands Hospital in
Gainesville, Fla.
During Kolby's short time with us, he
taught us how to treasure each and every
day with the ones we love!!'He will forever
be in our hearts!!
Forever loving and missing him are his
mommy, Stacy Cox; his father, Mario Lane;
and his big sister, Kylah Alexis. He's also


loved and missed by his "Papa & Nana,"
Wayne & Kathy Cox; grandmother, Tammie
Griggs; and great-grandmother, Lucille
Griggs; his "Mmeme," Tammy Jones; Aunt
Kim & Uncle Mitch Griner; many cousins
and other relatives.
Funeral services were held Monday, Oct.
6, 2008, at the Fellowship Baptist Church
in Apalachicola with Pastor Charles Scott
officiating. Memorialization by cremation.
Arrangements were handled by
Comforter Funeral Home, Port St. Joe,
Fla.


First United Methodist Church
of Port St. Joe held its first Worship
On the Water (WOW) service at 9 a.m.
Sunday. With beautiful St. Joseph Bay
as a backdrop, many children, youth
and adults gathered under the sails
for the outdoor Worship Service. The
service featured prayer and praise with
a message from Psalm 118:19-24 and
concluded with Holy Communion. The
praise team, "Living Water," inspired
everyone. With a driftwood pulpit and
creels for offering baskets, everyone


truly enjoyed the unique setting and the
beautiful weather.
The congregation plans on continuing
to hold its contemporary services under
the sails as long as weather permits.
In the event of inclement weather, the
service will move into the Fellowship
Hall. For more information, call the
church at 227-1724 or show up on
Sunday mornings at 9 a.m. ET.
"This is the day the Lord has made;
let us rejoice and be glad in it."
Psalm 118:19-24


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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 leck Ullited Methodist (kerch
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Rev. Ted Lovelace, Pastor Church/Office: 648-8820


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


Come Grow With Us!

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


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


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850-227-1837
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First Baptist Church
MEXICO BEACH
Located at 823 N. 15th St., Mexico Beach
Corner of 15th & California 648-5776
SCHEDULE OF SERVICES
Worship Sundays at 10:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.
Bible Study Sundays at 9:00 a.m. (all ages)
Wednesday Prayer and Bible Study at 6:30 p.m.
Please note, all times central!
Reverend Eddie LaFountain




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

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


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BEACH BAPTIST CHAPEL
311 Columbus St St. Joe Beach, FL 32456
A LIGHTHOUSE FOR THE LORD


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




i First Presbyterian Church


S 508 Sixteenth Street 227-1756
SReverend Reid Cameron
Worship Service 10:00 a.m.
Sunday School 11:00 a.m.






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


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COMFORTER
FUNERAL HOME
W. P. "Rocky" Comforter
L.F.D.
(850) 227-1818


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


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SDuring the earthly ministry of Jesus, the Pharisees made
the claim "Search and look, for no prophet has arisen out
of Galilee." (John 7:52) Their advice was good, but their
conclusion was wrong. Others asked, "Will the Christ
(Messiah) come out of Galilee? (John 7:41)
This brings up an important point. Religious teachers
can be wrong. If the Pharisees had concordances, or the
Internet, they would have known that there was a prophet
from Galilee, the Prophet Jonah. We are told about his
ministry in the Old Testament book of Jonah.
Jesus frequently referred to Jonah, as in the following:
... some of the scribes and Pharisees answered, saying,
'Teacher, we want to see a sign from You.' But He answered
and said to them, 'An evil and adulterous generation seeks
after a sign, and no sign will be given to it, except the sign
of the prophet Jonah. For as Jonah was three days and
three nights in the belly of the great fish, so will the Son
of Man be three days and three nights in the heart of the
earth'" (Matthew 12:38-40).
Those who truly search and look, quickly learn today,
that NOT ONLY WAS JONAH FROM GALILEE; HE WAS
FROM THE TOWN OF GATHHEPHER, A TOWN ONLY
ABOUT 3 MILES NORTH OF NAZARETH! (2 Kings
14:25)


By the way, "three days and three nights" is an idiom. It
simply means, during three days. It could mean as little
as 25 hours, or as long as 72 hours. We are truly blessed
to have the Bible and the search tools that we have today.
We do not have to live in ignorance of Bible truths, or at
the mercy of religious teachers who, like the Pharisees,
don't always preach the truth. We are, as the scripture
says, "without excuse" (Romans 1:20).
At the Mexico Beach Christian Worship Center, we
teach our people that we should search the scriptures
diligently so that 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 on Sunday. Worship begins at 9:45 a.m.
After the service, we have a potluck luncheon so that we
can fellowship with one another and exhort one another
(Hebrews 10:24). We worship at the Mexico Beach Civic
Center on 105 N. 31st St., which is behind the Beach
Walk gift shop, just off U.S. 98.
God Bless,
Pastor Tim Morrill
Mexico Beach Christian Worship Center
pastor@mexicobeachcwc.com


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


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Established 33 AD in Jerusalem

We meet at ~ 350 Firehouse Road
Ovex-street 850.647.1622
Sunday Bible Study 10:00 a.n. E~s
Sunday Worship tLO0 amn. EST
Wednesday Bible Study '7S30 pam. ET
"We are about our Father's business"



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

Morning Prayer & Holy Commununion
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 WaIorld"
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-482 Pompano Street 229-6235


Sunday School ..........
Sunday Morning Service ...
Sunday Evening Service....
Monday Night Youth Service.
Wednesday Night ........


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S. .11:00 a.m.
... 6:00 p.m.
... 6:30 p.m.
.. 7:00 p.m.


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Sunday Morning Service ........... .............. 11:00 a.m.
www.faithbiblepsj .net
801 20th Street Port St. Joe 229-,707
Home of Faith Christian School

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EPISCOPAL CHURCH

800 22nd STREET, PORT ST. JOE
8:00 and 11:00 a.m. (EST) Sunday School 9:45
Child Care Provided for at 11:00
wwvw.stfaniesepiscopalchurch.org 850-227-1845


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"Touching Lives with the Love of Jesus"T :,
Join us in worship ... Apalachicola Panamo City
10:30 Sunday Morning Hwy. 98
7:00 Wednesday Evening <-
Pastors Andrew N
& Reid Ave.
Cathy Rutherford / Faaiiu chCwh
Rhema Bible Training Center graduates
Visit our website at: famllylifechurch.net Wewahitchka
323 Reid Avenue Port St. Joe 229-LIFE (5433)

First Baptist Church
'* 102 THIRD STREET PORT ST. JOE
."w -Buddy Caswell, Minister of Music & Education
r- 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
www.fbcpsj.org


/ FIRST UNITED
METHODIST CHURCH
Constitution and Monument !Port St. Joe
(850) 227-1724


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


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


Community Appreciation Program

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



First United Methodist Women's


Annual Flea Market and Bake Sale

Where: First United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall
When: Oct. 25
Time: 8 a.m. till noon
Great deals and great prices
Donations can be dropped off at the church fellowship hall before, Oct. 23.



Gigantic Yard Sale at Howard Creek Baptist

Howard Creek Baptist Church, located at 7230 Doc Whitfield Road, will hold a gigantic yard sale in the Fellowship
Hall and church grounds from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. ET on Saturday, Oct. 11.
The event will go on rain or shine.
There will be baked goods and coffee as well as hot dogs and soft drinks.
Help us build our benevolence fund.



Christian Poetry Contest
A $1,000 grand prize is being offered in a special poetry contest sponsored by Christian Poets Guild, free to
everyone. There are 50 prizes totaling $5,000.
To enter, send one poem of 21 lines or less to Free Poetry Contest, 1638 Dogwood Lane, Acworth, GA 30102 or enter
online at www.freecontest.com. The deadline for entering is Oct. 18th.
Poems may be written on any subject, using any style. "A typical poem," said contest director Cecilia Gica, "might
be a love poem, a nature poem, one that inspires the reader."
Be sure your name and address appears on the page with your poem. If you want a winner's list, please enclose a
stamped return envelope.


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Pastor
Ann Comforter Jeremy Dixon
Music Director Youth Minister
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Thank you to all our
students who worked so
hard during our Christmas
card sales. Your hard work
resulted in more than 800
items being sold.
Congratulations to our
top sellers. In preschool,
Magnolia Sarmiento placed
second with 32 items sold,
and Sarah Beth Thompson
placed first with 34 items
sold. Our top sellers in K5-
10th grade were David Davis
in third place with 31 items
sold, Elijah Sarmiento in
second with 36 items sold
and James Durham in first


Mrs. Laney Kennedy
instructs students in grades
1-3 in the importance of per-
sonal hygiene.


place with 54 items sold.
Again, thank you stu-
dents and a big thank you
to all who supported FCS
through your purchases!
Items should be here in
time to be delivered before
Thanksgiving.
On Wednesday, Mrs.
Laney Kennedy visited the
first, second and third
grades, bringing lessons
in personal hygiene. Hi,
who? Well, Jean wasn't
there; however, the chil-
dren attentively listened as
Mrs. Kennedy explained the
importance and processes
of personal cleanliness. To
make the lesson a little
more personal, the children
were given a large sheet of
paper. Then, following Mrs.
Kennedy's demonstration,
each child drew a picture
of his or her body, adding
a part at a time as instruc-
tion was given how to keep
that part clean. Thank you,
Mrs. Kennedy, for making
us aware of how to keep
bad germs away from our
bodies.
As you might know,
FCS does not receive any
government subsidies.
We depend upon the sup-
port of our families and
friends. In addition to cer-
tain fundraisers, such as
the Christmas card sales,
the PTF has established a
Classroom Angel Program.
This program is under
way, and a CA form was


attached to a newsletter sent home last Friday.
Thank you to those who already have donated.
If you would like to donate, please fill out the
form and bring it with you to the PTF Meet and
Greet, or turn it in at the school office. This
program has allowed many of our teachers to
purchase such needed items such as comput-
ers, TV and video/DVD players, vacuum clean-
ers, storage cabinets, educational games and
software, and much more. We really appreci-
ate this much needed program and the people
who so generously have donated to it.
FCS has been asked to participate in "Make
a Difference Day" on Oct. 18 to help those in
our community who are in need. Students are
asked to collect canned goods from family,
friends and neighbors and bring them to the
school the week of Oct. 11-18. If you would
like to donate to the yard sale or would like to
volunteer for this worthy cause, contact Jerry
Stokoe at 899-1036.


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Elijah Sarmiento and Alyson Gay.


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School News by
Logan and Lacey
Last week's club of the
week was FCA. This week,
We have chosen CFES,
College for Every Student.
SThere are three core
practices of CFES. The first
is college awareness. CFES
helps its scholars find out
what they need to know
about colleges and how to
choose the right one. Each
year, CFES does early col-
lege awareness, where they
get to travel to Tallahassee's
FAMU and FSU.
The second core practice
is mentoring. The teachers
on the program mentor the
scholars, and the scholars
mentor younger scholars.
The third core prac-
tice is leadership through
service. For this, the club
does community service by
helping different charities
and by showing pride in
'their school. They do coins
for cancer, where they go
around the school and col-
lect donations of coins.
This year, they are trying to
start a recycling program
that will be run by the
CFES scholars.

Homecoming
Homecoming is almost
here. Oct. 21 to Oct. 24,
homecoming, is a very
exciting time for us here at


WHS. The week will include
crazy dress-up days, a half
day at school, then at 2
p.m., a parade will start,
followed by the big game
against Sneads. Come out
and support your Gators.
Go Gators!

Yearbooks
There still are 2007-08
yearbooks on sale. You can
pre-order your 2008-09
yearbook now. During the
month of October, if you
purchase a personalized
yearbook, you get one free
icon.
Yearbooks can be bought
at the high school. They also
will be on sale at the home-
coming football game.

Senior News by
Shakayla
Attention all seniors! You
will need to bring Mrs. Cox
at least one baby picture
for the yearbook. Also,
seniors will need to fill out
a senior quote and, later
in the year, senior wills.
Please don't forget that
all seniors will be selling
car tags all year for $10.
Seniors, please remember
there are scholarships.
Check with Mr. Striker
for more information. The
next senior payment is this
month. All seniors need to


remember the dress code
for the senior trip.

Sports News by
Austin
The varsity football team
will be playing Franklin
County as an away game at
7 p.m Oct. 10. The JV has
a game at 6 p.m. Oct. 9 in
Liberty County. As for the
Lady Gator volleyball team,
they have a game against
Blountstown, which will be
a home game at 5 p.m. Oct.
13. Then on Oct. 14, the
varsity will play in PSJ at
6 p.m and the JV at 5:30
p.m. Cross country will be
attending the Rams Run in
Panama City on Oct. 11.
Also, WHS will be hosting a
meet Oct. 16.

Scholarships
Coca-Cola awards 50
four-year, $20,000 scholar-
ships and 200 four-year,
$10,000 scholarships for
use at accredited colleges
and universities within the
U.S..
This rewards leadership
and excellence as exem-
plified through academic
achievement and extracur-
ricular activities, including
commitment to community
service.
Apply at www.coca-cola
scholars.org. Deadline is
Oct. 31.
AXA is giving 52
$10,000 scholarships.
Apply at www.axa-
achievement.org.
The Horatio Alger
scholarship is open to stu-
dents who are involved in
co-curricular activities and
have demonstrated per-
severance in overcoming
adversity. Apply at www.
horatioalger.com.


azzing Dolphins

Sept. 25: Front
Row: Brianna Baker,
Jessica Kirkland,
Kara Collett, Maria
Palacious, Shayleigh
Dawson. Middle Row:
Haylie Byrd, Michael
Griffin, Xavier
Coachman (Subway
Meal), Samantha
Hicks, Jivyair'e
PClayton, Cheyenne
Crum, Hayden Byrd
(Happy Meal). Back
Row: Jeremy Ard,
;. Tacara Sharckleford,
Hayden Lee, Maddie
W Flanagen, Kyran
Batson, Christina
LaPlante, Sarah
Shores and Jordan
Cadorna.


Week 2 answers
Who is Albert Einstein's dad? Herman
Who is Albert Einstein's uncle? Jakob
Where did the Jeffersons live? 185 E.
85th St., Manhattan
Who was the Jeffersons cook?
Florence
What kind of shop did the Einsteins
have? Electrical shop

Congratulations to this week's winners,
Shane McGuffin and Brenda Chandler.
We appreciate the interaction you pro-
vide to our students. This is fun in
learning.


FCAT Explorer and Accelerated
Reader are ready for you to use
at home. The program is called
Renaissance Place and is available
for you to use to assist your child
with both these areas. Should you
have any questions, feel free to call
our school. Students have been
given passwords needed to access
this great learning tool.
On Wednesday, Oct. 8, our stu-
dents enjoyed the Cultural Arts
Performance "Puss In Boots" by Bits
"N" Pieces' Giant Puppet Theatre.
This is one way to provide our
students with exposure to theater,
drama and cultural arts, therefore
enhancing the curriculum we pro-
vide each day.
On Tuesday, Oct. 14, students
will participate with Florida State
University and enjoy "Science On
The Move." Florida State students
will conduct labs and experiments
with our fourth and fifth graders.
The subjects will include accelera-
tion, Newton's laws and. matter.
Parents, don't forget Red Ribbon


Week 3 questions
What was Olive Oyl's shoe size?
What is the highest note on a
piano keyboard?
How many could be seated at King
Arthur's table?
How many possible solutions are
there in the game of Clue?
How many M&Ms are in a
pound?
Questions by fifth grader Kathleen
Rish

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Week, Oct. 20-24. Please read your child's
newsletter to see upcoming exciting events as
we promote drug awareness at our school.

Important dates
Oct. 14: Science on the Move and SACS
meeting at 5:30 p.m.
Oct. 20-24: Red Ribbon Week and end of
first nine weeks
Oct. 21: Fall picture retakes and Open
House 6-7 p.m. and PTO meeting at
5:30 p.m.
Oct. 27-29: Fall break
Oct. 30: Mock school election for
president
Oct. 31: Third- through fifth-grade
Dazzling Dolphin Reward Dance
Nov. 3: Report cards issued


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By Courtney Hermsdorfer


Here at Port St. Joe High School,
the cold weather really is sinking in.
Students are getting cozy with all
their classes, and finally, that winter
jacket has made its first appearance
from out of the closest. Though the
cold weather is making some long
for those lazy summer afternoons,
others students are embracing it
and getting right back into the swing
of things.

Senior news
It's time to pay another senior
payment, and it's $80 for your grad-
uation invitations. It is due Oct. 16.
Mr. Lanford will be at the school
from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. to order invita-
tions. You will need to bring $80 or a
check made out to Herff Jones with
you. Also, for any senior planning on
attending the Senior Trip, the first
$50 down payment is to be paid this
month. You can pay these to Mrs.
Alcorn or see her for more details.

Junior news
Don't forget to sign up in Mrs.
Newsom's office to work for the var-
sity and/or JV football concession
stand. This is the largest fundraiser
for prom, so it is important to help
your class raise money. Remember,
any parent or student. who would
like to volunteer may sign up in the
guidance office. This is a good way
for some of the juniors to receive
some community service hours,
and seniors may participate as well.


Also, all juniors are required to turn
in their $20 dues to attend prom. It
is mandatory. This can be paid to
treasurer, Chellsey O'Neill.

Clubs
SGA: You are required to pay $10
dues to Douglas May ASAP
Key Club: Remember to pay
your $15 dues to Kaelyn Williams.
Deadline is Oct. 31. Also, new and
some old members need to remem-
ber to pay $20 for your new true
blue Key Club shirt.
Congratulations to the new
Odyssey of the Mind team mem-
bers. Team May is Heather Strange,
Douglas May, Jesse Raffield, Sara
Hiscock, Katie McNeil, Eric Protsman
and Jon Endres. Team McGhee is
Emerald Muniz, Forest Halualani,
Blaine Bush, Ashley Lacour, Michelle
Hiscock, Rebecca Furr and Melanie
Raffleld.

Sports
Our football team will be playing
Sneads at 8 p.m. Friday. Come out
and support the Tiger Sharks.
Girls Volleyball will be playing
local rivals the Wewa Gators on
Tuesday, Oct. 14. JV will be play-
ing at 5:30 p.m. and varsity at
6:30 p.m. Come on out and cheer on
as the Lady Sharks as they take on
the Gators in the PSJ dome.
Boy's district golf will be held at
2 p.m. Monday, Oct. 12.
There will be a cross country meet
at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 16, in
Wewa. Go runners, go!


Girls Soccer Season final-
ly has arrived; it will be starting
Oct. 13. Practice will be at 3:15 p.m.
Monday through Fridays. The boys
will still be conditioning at 5:30 p.m.
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday.
Boys and girls basketball teams
are continuing to work hard for their
upcoming season. Conditioning is held
at the track every day after school.

Yearbook news
First, the Monument staff would
like to thank all of the local busi-
nesses in Gulf County, Franklin
County and the beaches for their
support of our yearbook. Without
your willingness to support our year-
book by purchasing advertising, the
cost of the book to students would
be prohibitive. We realize economic
times are difficult today but ask that
you please continue to support the
Port St. Joe High School Monument.
Should you have any questions or
concerns about advertising in the
yearbook, please feel free to call
or e-mail the yearbook advisor,
Mr. Wayne Taylor, at wtaylor@gulf.
kl2.fl.us and the school phone is
229-8251. As always, thank you for
your support of the Port St. Joe High
School Monument.
The 2009 Monument is on sale
now. The cost of the yearbook is
$60; however, through the month
of October, you may purchase your
yearbook for only $45, a savings
of 25 percent. Did you know the
yearbook actually costs the school
approximately $90 per copy? The
costs are defrayed by advertising
purchases as well as personal ads
that will be sold at a later date. Do
you want to personalize your year,
book? Order online at http://psjhs.
gulf.kl2.fl.us/ and click the year-
book order banner. Simply get a
parent to help you order by using
a credit card. Don't miss out on
this 25-percent discount by ordering
before Oct. 31. On Nov. 1, the price
automatically will increase.
There are still a limited number of
2008 yearbooks. The cost is $55.


PSJHS Class of '58


reunion Nov. 7-8


The Port St. Joe High
School Class of 1958 would
like to cordially invite any-
one who was in the class
of '58 as well as friends of
classmates plus spouses,
significant others and fac-
ulty to their 50th Reunion
Celebration to be held
Homecoming weekend,
Nov. 7-8.


There is a full itinerary
planned for the weekend,
and they want you to be
part of it.
For details, contact Sonny
Chafnm at (850) 229-8459 or
(850) 527-9732 or Frank
Fletcher at (850) 535-0440
or e-mail chafinw@gmail.
com or margaretf@anchor-
fl.com.


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Vision Bank Supports Foundation


Education:
B.S in Crinunology, Florida State Uni\ersitN
La%\ Enforcement Standards
1.500+ hours of law enforcement instruction and training, Gulf Coast
Community College
21 years Gulf Count Law Enforcement Experience

Career:
1987-1990: Deput\. Gulf County Sherill's Office
1990-1995: Sergeant Shift Supervisor, City of Port St. Joe
1995-2007: Chief Deputy 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 Counti 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 We\ iahi-
tchka and Port St. Joe.

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


I would Appreciate your support.on Nov. 4th.


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By Despina Williams
Star Staff Writer

Vision Bank of Port St.
Joe made its first-ever
donation to the Norris D.
Langston Youth Foundation
last Friday.
Vice president Joan
Cleckley, far left, and vice
'president of business devel-


opment Johanna White, far
right, ,presented the $500
check to the foundation's
officer manager, Natasha
Phelps, and staff assistant
Tammy Welch.
The Norris D. Langston
Youth Foundation provides
a variety of services to area
youths, including mentor-
ing, counseling, tutoring,


scholarships and summer
enrichment programs.
White, who has been
involved in the nonprofits
work for the last 10 years,
said several members of her
family have benefited from
the foundation's outreach.
"I've seen it in the work,"
she said. "It's an excellent
program."


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Notice is herby given that on Wednesday, the 22nd of
October, 2008, at the hour of 11:00 am, at the premises
known as Port St. Joe Marina, situated at 340 Marina
Dr. in the City of Port St. Joe, County of Gulf, Florida a
public auction will be held to sell to highest bidder, the
vessels) described as follows:

A BOSTON WHALER 17 FEET IN LENGTH, VESSEL ID# SC-593-NZ,
BELONGING TO MR. RICHARD PARVEY OF THOMASVILLE, GA.

A HUNTER SAILBOAT, 23 FEET IN LENGTH, VESSEL ID# FL4061ES,
BELONGING TO MR JOEY STROMSNESS OF BAKER, FL 32531.

A TIARA, 32 FEET IN LENGTH, VESSEL ID# FL4994LZ, KNOWN AS
"EL SAN JUAN," BELONGING TO MR. ELMER PACHECO OF
TERREHAUTE, IN OR EL PASCO, TX.

Aurora Myers
Marina Director
340 Marina Drive
Port St. Joe, FL

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Dazzling Dolphins


Oct. 9: Front Row: Bryson Lee (Subway Meal),
Kayden Haisten, Patrick Riley, Hailey Harriman.
Back Row: Delaney Ingalls, Cory Hall, Michael
Sherrill, Delilah Harrison and Cole Thursby (Happy
Meal)


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Manager Receives National Certification St. Joe Now Offering
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Patrick Farrell, co-owner
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has recently been named a
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8645S
PUBLIC NOTICE

GULF COUNTY BOARD
OF COUNTY COMMIS-
SIONERS, GULF
COUNTY, FLORIDA

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-
lope YOUR NAME
AND/OR COMPANY
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
148.

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

BOARD OF COUNTY
COMMISSIONERS
GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
Billy E. Traylor, Chairman
Rebecca Norris, Clerk
AD #2008-120
October 2, 9, 2008
8680S
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE FOURTEENTH
JUDICIAL'CIRCUIT IN AND
FOR GULF COUNTY,
FLORIDA

CHARLES R. CLECKLEY &
BETTY R. CLECKLEY
Plaintiffs,

Vs.

JERRY WARREN, THE
HEIRS, SUCCESSORS
AND ASSIGNS OF JERRY
WARREN, ANY UN-
KNOWN TENANTS OR
LESSEES OF JERRY
WARREN AND BAYSIDE
LUMBER & BUILDING
SUPPLY INC.,
Defendants.

CASE NO.: 08-000111-CA

NOTICE OF
FORECLOSURE SALE

NOTICE IS HEREBY
GIVEN pursuant to a Final
Judgment of Foreclosure
dated September 22, 2008
and entered in Case No.:
08-000111 CA of the Cir-
cuit Court of the Four-
teenth Judicial Circuit in
and for Gulf. County, Flor-
ida, in which Charles R. &
Betty R. Cleckley are the
Plaintiffs and Jerry Warren
and Bayside Lumber &.
Building Supply, Inc, are
the Defendants, I will sell
to the highest bidder for
cash in the lobby of the
Gulf County Courthouse in
Port Saint Joe, Gulf
County, Florida, at 11:00
a.m.(EST) on the 30th day
of October 2008, the fol-
lowing described property
as set forth in said Final
Judgment of Foreclosure:

Lot "E,

Commence at a 4" square
concrete monument marr-
ing the Northwest Comer
of the Northeast Quarter of
the Southeast Quarter of
Section 4, Township 4
South, Range 10 West,
Gulf County, Florida,
thence go South 00 de-
grees 20 minutes 00 sec-
onds East along the West
boundary line of Northeast
Quarter of the Southeast
Quarter (as monumented)
for a distance of 2255.60
feet to a / diameter iron
rod and cap, stamped L.B.
No. 6596 on the Southerly
right of way boundary line
of Stone Mill Creek Road
(having a 60 foot wide
night of way), thence go
South 71 degrees 18 min-
utes 00 seconds East
along the southerly right of
way boundary line of
Stone Mill Creek Road for
a distance of 423.12 feet to
a / diameter iron rod
sand cap, stamped L.B.
No.6596 for the POINT OF
BEGINNING. From said
Point of beginning con-
tinue South 71 degrees 18
minutes 00 seconds Bast
along the Southerly right of


S 1100 I
way boundary line of
Stone Mill Creek Road for
a distance of 105.78 feet to
a '/2 diameter iron rod and
cap, stamped L.B. No.
6596 thence departing
said right of way boundary
line, go South 00 degrees
20 minutes 00 seconds
East for a distance of
499.04 feet to a 1/2" diam-
eter iron rod and cap,
stamped L.B. 6596.
Thence continue South 00
degrees 20 minutes 00
seconds Fast for a dis-
tance 293.5 feet, more or
less, to the approximate
water's edge and top of
bank of Stone Mill Creek;
then turn right and mean-
der upstream along the
approximate water's edge
and top of bank for 106
feet, more or less, to a
point which bears South
00 degrees 20 minutes 00
seconds East on the Point
of Beginning; thence de-
parting the approximate
water's edge and top
bank, go North 00 degrees
20 minutes 00 seconds
West for a distance of
302.6 feet, more or less, to
a 1/2 diameter iron rod and
cap, stamped L.B. No.
6596; thence continue
North 00 degrees 20 min-
utes 00 seconds West for a
distance of 531.03 feet to
the Point of Beginning.
Said parcel of land con-
taining 1.87 acres, more or
less.

Any person claiming an in-
terest in the surplus from
the sale, if any, other than
the property owner as of
the date of the Lis Pend-
ens must file a claim within
sixty (60) days after the
sale.

WITNESS MY HAND and
seal of this court on this
the 26th day of September
2008.

Becky Norris
Clerk of Court
Kiri Summers
Deputy Clerk
October 9,16, 2008
8682S
IN THE CIRCUIT OF THE
14th JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR
GULF COUNTY

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

-vs.-

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
Defendant(s).

Case #: 2008-CA-000323
Division #:
UNC:

NOTICE OF ACTION
FORECLOSURE PRO-
CEEDINGS PROPERTY

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

Residence unknown, if liv-
ing, including any un-
known spouse of the said
Defendants, if either has
remarried and andif 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
Defendants) 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.

YOU ARE HEREBY NOTI-
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:

BEGINNING AT THE NE
CORNER OF THE NW 1/4
OF THE SW 1/4, SECTION
36, T3S, RIOW, GULF
COUNTY, FLORIDA,
THENCE RUN SOUTH
00-01-37 WEST, 82.98
FEET, TO A POINT ON
THE SOUTH R/W OF A
COUNTY ROAD, THENCE
RUN SOUTH 87-32-50
WEST, 420.28 FEET TO
THE POB; THENCE RUN
SOUTH 00-02-30 WEST,
270 FEET; THENCE RUN
SOUTH 87-32-50 WEST,


165 FEET; THENCE RUN
NORTH 00-02-30 EAST,
270 FEET; THENCE
NORTH 87-32-50 EAST
BACK TO THE POB.
MORE PARTICULARLY
DESCRIBED BY A RE-
CENT SURVEY PRE-
PARED BY EDWIN G.
BROWN AND ASSOCI-
ATES, INC., BEARING
THE DATE OF NOV. 11,
2004, UNDER JOB NO.
04-728PSC:25959 AS FOL-
LOWS: COMMENCE AT
THE NORTHEASTERLY
CORNER OF THE NORTH-
WEST QUARTER OF THE
SOUTHWEST QUARTER
OF SECTION 36, TOWN-
SHIP 3 SOUTH, RANGE
10 WEST, GULF COUNTY,
FLORIDA; THENCE RUN
SOUTH 00 DEGREES 01
MINUTES 37 SECONDS
WEST 82.98 FEET TO A
POINT LYING ON THE
SOUTHERLY RIGHT OF
WAY OF BRYAN SET-
TERICH ROAD; THENCE
RUN ALONG SAID RIGHT
OF WAY SOUTH 87 DE-
GREES 32 MINUTES 50
SECONDS WEST 420.28
FEET TO A ROD AND CAP
FOR THE POINT OF BE-
GINNING; THENCE FROM
SAID POINT OF BEGINN-
ING AND LEAVING SAID
RIGHT OF WAY RUN
SOUTH 00 DEGREES 02
MINUTES 30 SECONDS
WEST 269.92 FEET TO A
ROD AND CAP; THENCE
SOUTH 88 DEGREES 19
MINUTES 15 SECONDS
WEST 164.96 FEET TO A
ROD AND CAP; THENCE
NORTH 00 DEGREES 02
MINUTES 07 SECONDS
EAST 269.96 FEET TO A
ROD AND CAP LYING ON
SAID SOUTHERLY RIGHT
OF WAY; THENCE RUN
ALONG SAID RIGHT OF
WAY NORTH 88 DE-
GREES 20 MINUTES 04
SECONDS EAST 164.99
FEET TO THE POINT OF
BEGINNING.

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
Complaint.

WITNESS my hand and
seal of this Court on the
23rd day of September,
2008.

Rebecca L. Norris, Clerk
Circuit and County Courts
By: Jasmine Hysmith
Deputy Clerk
08-103118.
October 2, 9, 2008
8686S
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR GULF COUNTY,
FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION

IN RE: ESTATE OF
DONALD GRAYSON
WHITAKER
Deceased.

File No. 08-59-PR
Division

NOTICE TO CREDITORS

The administration of the
estate of DONALD GRAY-
SON WHITAKER, de-
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
WITHIN THE LATER OF 3
MONTHS AFTER THE
TIME OF THE FIRST PUB-
LICATION OF THIS NO-
TICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER
THE DATE OF SERVICE
OF A COPY OF THIS
NOTICE ON THEM.

All other creditors of the
decedent and other per-
sons having claims Or de-
mands against decedent's
estate must File their
claims with this court
WITHIN 3 MONTHS AF-
TER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE.

ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED
WITHIN THE TIME PERI-
ODS SET FORTH IN SEC-
TION 733.702 OF THE
FLORIDA PROBATE CODE
WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED.

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


S 1100 1

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

MARY C'ATHERINE WHIT-
AKER
Personal Representative
1315 Woodward Avenue
Port Saint Joe, Florida
32456
Brian J. Welke
Attorney for Personal Rep-
resentative
Florida Bar No. 0127159
Brian .J. Welke, RA.
531 North Bay Street
Eustis, Florida 32726
Telephone: (352) 357-0400
Facsimile: (352) 357-9950
October 9, 16, 2008
8730S
IN THE FOURTEENTH JU-
DICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND
FOR GULF COUNTY,
FLORIDA

BAYSIDE SAVINGS BANK,
Plaintiff,

vs.

ANDREA L. ASHMORE,
Defendant.

CASE NO: 08-239-CA

NOTICE OF SALE

NOTICE IS HEREBY
GIVEN pursuant to a Final
Judgment of foreclosure
dated August 11, 2008,
and Order Resetting Sale
dated September 22,
2008, and entered in Civil
Action No. 08-239-CA of
the Circuit Court of the
Fourteenth Judicial Circuit
in and for Gulf County,
Florida, wherein the parties
were the plaintiff, BAYSIDE
SAVINGS BANK, and the
defendant, ANDREA L.
ASHMORE, I will sell to the
highest and best bidder,
for cash, at 11:00 a.m.
(Eastern Time) on the 30th
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
Foreclosure:

The East one half of Lot
One (1), Block A, Bay View
Heights Subdivision, as
per the official plat thereof
on file in the office of the
Circuit Court Clerk, Gulf
County, Florida

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

DATED this 29th day of
-September, 2008.

REBECCA L. NORRIS
CLERK OF COURT
By: Jasmine Hysmith
Clerk/Deputy Clerk

FRANK A. BAKER, ESQ,
4431 Lafayette Street
Marianna, FL 32446
October 9,16, 2008
8731S
IN THE FOURTEENTH JU-
DICIAL CIRCUIT INLAND
FOR GULF COUNTY,
FLORIDA

BAYSIDE SAVINGS BANK,
Plaintiff,

vs.

ANDREA L. ASHMORE
and TAMMY J. OWENS,
Defendants,

CASE NO. 08-238-CA

NOTICE OF SALE

NOTICE IS HEREBY
GIVEN pursuant to a Final
Judgment of Foreclosure
dated August 18, 2008,
and Order Resetting sale
dated September 22,
2008, entered in Civil Ac-
tion No. 08-238-CA of the
Circuit Court of the Four-
teenth Judicial Circuit in
and for Gulf County, Flor-
ida, wherein the parties
were the plaintiff, BAYSIDE
SAVINGS BANK, and the
defendants, ANDREA L..
ASHMORE and TAMMY J.
OWENS, I will sell to the
highest and best bidder,
for cash, at 11:00 a.m.
(Eastern Time) on the,
30th 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
Foreclosure:
Lots 9, 10, 17, and 18 of
Wetappo Ridge Subdivi-
sion, an unrecorded plat,
more particularly de-
scribed as:

Parcel 1: From St. Joe Pa-
per Company concrete
post on the Northwest cor-
ner of the Southwest Quar-
ter of the Southeast Quar-
ter of Section 33, go 338.2
feet in a Southerly direc-
tion on the West line of the
Southwest Quarter of the
Southeast Quarter, Section
33, Township 5 South,
Range 11 West, to a point;
thence go 18.0 feet in an
Easterly direction on a line
parallel to the South line of
Section 33 to a '/2 inch gal-
vanized iron "1pipe and
POINT OF BEGINNING;
from the Point of Beginn-
ing and Southwest Corner
of Lot 9 continue 80.2 feet
in an Easterly direction on
a line parallel to the south
line of Section 33 to a 1/2
inch galvanized iron pipe
and Southeast corner of
Lot 9; thence go 88.2 feet


1 1100
in a Northerly direction on
a line parallel to the West
line of the Southwest
Quarter of the Southeast
Quarter, Section 33, to a 1/2
inch galvanized iron pipe
and Northeast corner of
Lot 9; thence go 80.2 feet
in a Westerly direction on
a line parallel to the south
line of Section 33 to a 1/2
inch galvanized iron pipe
and Northwest corner of
Lot 9; thence go 88.2 feet
in a Southerly direction on
a line parallel to the West
line of the Southwest
Quarter of the Southeast
Quarter to a 1/2 inch galva-
nized iron pipe on the
southwest corner of Lot 9
and Point of Beginning; ly-
ing and being in the
Southwest Quarter of the
Southeast Quarter, Section
33, Township 5 South,
Range 11 West, Gulf
County, Florida; and

Parcel 2: From St. Joe Pa-
per Company concrete
post on the Northwest cor-
ner of the Southwest Quar-.
ter of the Southeast Quar-
ter of Section 33, go 338.2
feet in a Southerly direc-
tion on the West line of the
Southwest Quarter of the
Southeast Quarter, Section
33, Township 5 South,
Range 11 West, to a point;
thence go 98.2 feet in an
Easterly direction on a line
parallel to the South line of
Section 33 to a 1/2 inch gal-
vanized iron pipe and
POINT OF BEGINNING;
from the Point of Beginn-
ing and Southwest Corner
of property go 98.2 feet in
an Easterly direction on a
line parallel to the south
line of Section 33 to a 1'/
inch galvanized iron pipe
and Southeast corner of
property; thence go 88.2
feet in a Northerly direction
on a line parallel to the
West line of the Southwest
Quarter of the Southeast
Quarter to a /2 inch galva-
nized iron pipe and North-
east corner of property;
thence go 98.2 feet in a
Westerly direction on a line
parallel to the south line of
Section 33 to a 1/2 inch gal-
vanized iron pipe and
Northwest comer of prop-
erty; thence go 88.2 feet in
a Southerly direction on a
line parallel to the West
line of the Southwest
Quarter of the Southeast
Quarter to a 1/2 inch galva-
nized iron pipe on the
southwest comer of prop-
erty and Point of Beginn-
ing; lying and being in the
Southwest Quarter of the
Southeast Quarter, Section
33, Township 5 South,
Range 11 West, Gulf
County, Florida;
and

Parcel 3: From St. Joe Pa-
per Company concrete
post on the Northwest cor-
ner of the Southwest Quar-
ter of the Southeast Quar-
ter of Section 33, go 426.4
feet in a Southerly direc-
tion on the West line of the
Southwest Quarter of the
Southeast Quarter, Section
33, Township 5 South,
Range 11 West, to a point;
thence go 18.0 feet in an
Easterly direction on a line
parallel to the South line of
Section 33 to a /2 inch gal-
vanized iron pipe and
POINT OF BEGINNING;
from the Point of Beginn-
ing and Southwest Corner
of Lot 17 continue 80.2 feet
in an Easterly direction on
a line parallel to the south
line of Section 33 to a 1/
inch galvanized iron pipe
and Southeast corner of
Lot 17; thence go 88.2 feet
in a Northerly direction on
a line parallel to the West
line of the Southwest
Quarter of the Southeast
Quarter, Section 33, to a 1/2
inch galvanized Iron pipe
and Northeast corner of
Lot 17; thence go 80.2 feet
in a Westerly direction on
a line parallel to the south
line of Section 33 to a 1/2
inch galvanized Iron pipe
and Northwest corner of
Lot 17; thence go 88.2 feet
in a Southerly direction on
a line parallel to the West
line of the Southwest
Quarter of the Southeast
Quarter to a 1/2 inch galva-
nized iron pipe on the
southwest corner of Lot 17
and Point of Beginning; ly-
ing and being in the
Southwest Quarter of the
Southeast Quarter, Section
33, Township 5 South,
Range 11 West, Gulf
County, Florida; and Par-
cel 4. From St. Joe Paper
Company concrete post
on the Northwest corner of
the Southwest Quarter of
the Southeast Quarter of
Section 33, go 426.4 feet
in a Southerly direction on
the West line of the South-
west Quarter of the South-
east Quarter, Section 33,
Township 5 South, Range
11 West, to a point; thence
go 98.2 feet in an Easterly
direction on a line parallel
to the South line of Section
33 to a '/2 inch galvanized
iron pipe and POINT OF
BEGINNING; from the
Point of Beginning and
Southwest Corner of prop-
erty go 98.2 feet in an
Easterly direction on a line
parallel to the south line of
Section 33 to a Inch gal-
vanized iron pipe and
Southeast corner of prop-
erty; thence go 88.2 feet in
a Northerly direction on a
line parallel to the West
line of the Southwest
Quarter of the Southeast
Quarter to a / inch galva-
nized iron pipe and North-
east corner of property;


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thence go 98.2 feet in a
Westerly direction on a line
parallel to the south line of
Section 33 to a 1/2 inch gal-
vanized iron pipe and
Northwest corner of prop-
erty; thence go 88.2 feet in
a Southerly direction on a
line parallel to the West
line of the Southwest
Quarter of the Southeast
Quarter to a 1/ inch galva-
nized iron pipe on the
southwest corner of prop-
erty and Point of Beginn-
ing; lying and being in the
Southwest Quarter of the
Southeast Quarter, Section
33, Township 5 South,
Range 11 West, Gulf
County, Florida.

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

DATED this 29th day of
September, 2008.

HON. REBECCA L. NOR-
RIS
CLERK OF COURT
By: Jasmine Hysmith
Clerk/Deputy Clerk

FRANK A. BAKER, ESQ.
4431 Lafayette Street
Marianna, FL 32446
October 9, 16, 2008
8734S
PUBLIC NOTICE

NOTICE OF LOGIC
AND ACCURACY TEST
GENERAL ELECTION
NOVEMBER 4, 2008
GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA

The Logic and Accuracy
test for the General Elec-
tion 11/04/2008 will be
held at the Gulf County Su-
pervisor of Elections Of-
fice, 401 Long Ave, Port St
Joe.

October 13, 2008 9:00
AM EST
M100 Tabulation System
iVotronic Tabulation Sys-
tem

Unda Griffin
Supervisor of Elections
Gulf County, Florida
October 9, 2008
8755S
STATE OF FLORIDA
DEPARTMENT OF ENVI-
RONMENTAL PROTEC-
TION

NOTICE
OF APPLICATION

The Department an-
nounces receipt of an ap-
plication for a Wetlands
Resource Permit from the
Florida Department of
Transportation, File #
23-289807-001-DF, to con-
struct an approximate 5.3
mile two lane highway
(with expansion to four
lanes in the future) which
would connect to the re-
cently completed Segment
One Gulf to Bay Highway
on the east and terminate
at County Road 386 on the
west. A proposed future
Segment 3 would begin at
County Road 386 and ter-
minate at the entrance of
the Tyndall Air Force Base
property. There are ap-
proximately 67 acres of
wetland impacts associ-
ated with this Segment 2.

This application is being
processed and is available
for public inspection dur-
ing normal business hours,
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.,
Monday through Friday,
except legal, holidays, at
the Northwest District of-
fice at 160 Governmental
Center, Pensacola, Florida
32501.
October 9, 2008
8771S
NOTICE OF
APPLICATION
FOR TAX DEED

NOTICE IS HEREBY
GIVEN that Selected Eq-
uities Rev. the holder of
the following Tax Certifi-
cate, has filed said
certificate for a tax deed to
be issued thereon. The
certificate number and
year of issuance, the de-
scription of the property,
and the names in which it
was assessed are as fol-
lows:

Certificate No. 472

Application No. 2008-22

Year of Issuance: 2006
R.E. No. 06274-011R

Description of Property:
LOT 11:
COMMENCE at a concrete
monument marking the
Northeast Corner of Treas-
ure Bay Subdivision, ac-
cording to the Plat thereof
recorded in Plat Book 3,
Page 32, in the Public Rec-
ords of Gulf County, Flor-
ida, and thence go South
89 Degrees 18 Minutes 39
Seconds East along an
Easterly extension of the
Northerly boundary line of
Treasure Bay for a dis-
tance of 68.24 feet to a
point on the Easterly R/W
line of County Road No. 30
(having a 66 foot wide
R/W); thence go North 15
Degrees 24 Minutes 53
Seconds East along said
R/W line for a distance of
672.78 feet for the POINT
OF BEGINNING. From
said POINT OF BEGINN-
ING, continue North 15
Degrees 24 Minutes 53
Seconds East along said
R/W line for a distance of


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103.40 feet; thence depart-
ing said R/W line go South
89 Degrees 18 Minutes 39
Seconds East, for a dis-
tance of 217.81 feet;
thence go South 15 De-
grees 24 Minutes 53 Sec-
onds West for a distance
of 103.40 feet; thence
North 89 Degrees 18 Min-
utes 39 Seconds West for
a distance of 217.81 feet to
the POINT OF BEGINN-
ING. Said parcel of land
being located in Section
14, Township 9 South,
Range 11 West, Gulf
County, Florida. Also
known as Lot 11, Treasure
Bay Unrecorded.

TOGETHER WITH: De-
scription: Parcel 1.
A 10 foot wide non exclu-
sive ingress and egress
easement for access to St.
Joseph Bay along a por-
tion of the Southerly
boundary of TREASURE
BAY, a Subdivision of a
portion of fractional Sec-
tion 14, Township 9 South,
Range 11 West, Gulf
County, Florida, according
to the plat thereof re-
corded in Plat Book 3,
Page 32, in the Public Rec-
ords of Gulf County, Flor-
ida, and being more par-
ticularly described as fol-
lows:
COMMENCE at a concrete
monument marking the
Southeasterly corner of
Treasure Bay and thence
go North 89 Degrees 18
Minutes 39 Seconds West
along the Southerly
boundary of Treasure Bay
for a distance of 375.95
feet for the POINT OF BE-
GINNING. From said
POINT OF BEGINNING,
departing said Southerly
boundary line go South 15
Degrees 24 Minutes 53
Seconds West for a dis-
tance of 10.34 feet; thence
go North 89 Degrees 18
Minutes 39 Seconds West,
parallel with the Southerly
boundary of TREASURE
BAY for a distance of
281.41 feet, more or less,
to the water's edge of St.
Joseph Bay, thence go
North 00 Degrees 41 Min-
utes 21 Seconds East
along said water's edge for
a distance of 10.00 feet to
a point on the Southerly
boundary of TREASURE
BAY; thence departing
said water's edge go
South 89 Degrees 18 Min-
utes 39 Seconds East for a
distance of 284.04 feet to
the POINT OF BEGINN-
ING.

DESCRIPTION: Parcel 2:
A 10 foot wide non exclu-
sive ingress and egress
easement for access to St.
Joseph Bay along a por-
tion of the Northerly
boundary of TREASURE
BAY, a subdivision of a
portion of fractional Sec-
tion 14, Township 9 South,
Range 11 West, Gulf
County, Florida, according
to the plat thereof re-
corded in Plat Book 3,
Page 32, in the Public Rec-
ords of Gulf County, Flor-
ida, and being more par-
ticularly described as fol-
lows:
COMMENCE at a concrete
monument marking the
Northeasterly corner of
TREASURE BAY and go
North 89 Degrees 18 Min-
utes 39 Seconds West
along the Northerly bound-
ary of TREASURE BAY for
a distance of 254.12 feet
for the POINT OF BEGINN-
ING. From said POINT OF
BEGINNING continue
North 89 Degrees 18 Min-
utes 39 Seconds West,
along said Northerly
boundary for a distance of
311.81 feet to a point on
the water's edge of St. Jo-
seph Bay; thence depart-
ing said Northerly bound-
ary line go North 00 De-
grees 41 Minutes 21 Sec-
onds East along said
water's edge for 10.00 feet;
thence departing said
water's edge go South 89
Degrees 18 Minutes 39
Seconds East, parallel with
the Northerly boundary of
TREASURE BAY for a dis-
tance of 314.44 feet;
thence go South 15 De-
grees 24 Minutes 53 Sec-
onds West, for a distance
of 10.34 feet to the POINT
OF BEGINNING.

Name in which assessed:
Robert J. Yates

All of said property being
in Gulf County, State of
Florida. Unless such certifi-
cate shall be redeemed
according to law, the prop-
erty described in such cer-
tificate will be sold to the
highest bidder in the front
Lobby of the Gulf County
Courthouse, 1000 Cecil G.
Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port St.
Joe, Florida at 11:00 AM,
E.T., Wednesday, the 5th
day of November, 2008
Dated this 7th day of Octo-
ber, 2008.
REBECCA L. NORRIS
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT
COURT
GULF COUNTY FLORIDA
BY: Donna L. Ray
Deputy Clerk
October 9, 16, 23, 30,
2008
8776S
NOTICE OF
APPLICATION
FOR TAX DEED

NOTICE IS HEREBY
GIVEN that Selected Equi-
ties Rev. the holder of the
following Tax Certificate,
has filed said certificate for


1 1100 |
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. 249

Application No. 2008-23

Year of Issuance: 2006

R.E. No. 03169-11 OR

Description of Property:
Lot 2, of STILLWATER
SOUTH, according to the
Plat thereof as recorded in
Plat Book 5, Page 14, of
the Public Records of Gulf
County, Florida.

Name in which assessed:
Herbert Press Witt

All of said property being
in Gulf County, State of
Florida. Unless such cer-
tificate shall be redeemed
according to law, the prop-
erty described in such cer-
tificate will be sold to the
highest bidder in the front
Lobby of the Gulf County
Courthouse, 1000 Cecil G.
Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port St.
Joe, Florida at 11:00 AM,
E.T., Wednesday, the 5th
day of November, 2008.

Dated this 7th day of
October, 2008.

REBECCA L. NORRIS
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT
COURT
GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
BY: Donna L. Ray
Deputy Clerk
October -9, 16, 23, 30,
2008
8777S
NOTICE OF
APPLICATION
FOR TAX DEED

NOTICE IS HEREBY
GIVEN that Selected Equi-
ties Rev. the holder of the
following Tax Certificate,
has filed said certificate for
a tax deed to be issued
thereon. The certificate
number and year of issu-
ance, the description of
the property, and the
names in whiqh it was as-
sessed are as follows:

Certificate No. 350

Application No. 2008-24

Year of Issuance: 2006

R.E. No. 03816-090R

Description of Property:
Lot 8, of HIDDEN RIDGE
SUBDIVISION, according
to the Plat thereof as
recorded in Plat Book 5,
Page 57, of the Public
Records of Gulf County,
Florida.

Name in which assessed:
Johnny Watson Construc-
tion

All of said property being
in Gulf County, State of
Florida. Unless such cer-
tificate shall be redeemed
according to law, the prop-
erty described in such cer-
tificate will be sold to the
highest bidder in the front
Lobby of the Gulf County
Courthouse, 1000 Cecil G.
Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port St.
Joe, Florida at 11:00 AM,
E.T, Wednesday, the 5th
day of November, 2008.

Dated this 7th day of
October, 2008.

REBECCA L. NORRIS
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT
COURT
GULF COUNTY FLORIDA
BY: Donna L. Ray
Deputy Clerk
October 9, 16, 23, 30,
2008
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE FOURTEENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT STATE
OF FLORIDA IN AND FOR
GULF COUNTY FLORIDA

CASE NO. 08-414CA

JAIME HORNSBY UNDER-
WOOD, as Trustee of the
PHILLIP M. HORNSBY
TRUST,
Plaintiffs,

vs.

JUANITA STOKES, J.
NORWOOD COBB and
wife, HAZEL COBB, KATIE
PATRICIA MCLEOD, LO-
RETTA L. MIXON and hus-
band, KENNETH SCOTT
MIXON, GUY EDWARD
WARD, DAVID ALLEN
EASON and wife, EMILY
FAYE EASON, DOUGLAS
CHARLES EMIG, and wife,
MARY JOANN EMIG
Defendants.

AMENDED
NOTICE OF ACTION

TO: JUANITA STOKES, if
alive, and if dead, her
heirs, devises, 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.
NORWOOD COBB and
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


S 1100
other parties claiming by,
through, under, or against
them; LORETTA L. MIXON
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
them; GUY EDWARD
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;
DAVID ALLEN EASON,
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
MARY JOANN EMIG, if
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-
scribed.

YOU ARE NOTIFIED that
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 8132'24"
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
8132'24" East for 100 feet;
thence South 940'30" East
for 60 feet; thence' South
8132'24" 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-
ing.

has been filed against you
and you are required to
serve a copy of your writ-
ten defenses, if any, to it
on CHARLES A. COSTING,
Plaintiffs 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.

BECKY L. NORRIS
Clerk of the Circuit Court
Jasmine Hysmith
Deputy Clerk

September 25, October 2,
9, & 16, 2008
IN THE FOURTEENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND
FOR GULF COUNTY,
FLORIDA

CASE NO. 08-107-CA

BAYSIDE SAVINGS BANK,
Plaintiff,
Vs.

CHARLTON H. WILLIAMS,
JR., KIRKLAND C. WIL-
LIAMS, and SUNTRUST
BANK,
Defendants.

NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY
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
SAVINGS BANK, and the
defendants, CHARLTON
H. WILUAMS, JR., KIRK-
LAND C. WILLIAMS, and
SUNTRUST BANK, I will
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
Foreclosure:

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


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20D14'55" West 100.00 9 West, containing 0.3 ac- boundary line for 143.48 AND SEWER SERVICES Looking for an Attorney to Yard Sale!! Elder care- assisted living, harming home for rent in Male or female to share
feet to a point on the North res, more or less. feet; thence North 19 De- FOR RESIDENTIAL AND represent me (possibly a private room and bath, ort St. Joe. 2 br w/ com- 4BR Housre $380/month
line of said Lot 4; thence grees 59 Minutes 53 Sec- COMMERCIAL USE AND group) in a lawsuit against balanced meals, help with ter roSt. Joe. 2 br w/ includes utilitiesse $380/monCall
along said North line, Name in which assessed: bonds West for 226.11 feet, PROVIDING FOR AN EF- a local bank. Please con- 611 Marvin Ave, Sat. Oct. personal care and meds, uter room or nursery, includes utilities. Call
North 69D45'05" East, Terri Ann Shecter more or less, to the water's FECTIVE DATE. tact Mrs. Ivanova at 11 8am-?, kids stuff and call 827-2887, please leave air andry htroom, fen tral 850-227-1ced yard
143.75 feet to the North- edge of the aforesaid West 850-370-5026 more, 3 families, and rain message. a and heat/ fenced yard
east corner of said Lot 4; All of said property being Arm of Dead Lakes; Ordinance No. 2008-1046L cancels. no pets, $550/ma $400sec.
thence South 20D14'55" in Gulf County, State of thence Northeasterly along in its entirety may be in- deposit, Call 227-6216 Ca 2 7 621
East, 100.00 feet to the Florida. Unless such certifi- said water's edge for 37.14 spected at the Office of the -- H 6170
Point of Beginning; said cate shall be redeemed feet, more or less, to the City Clerk during regular '
lands containing 0.33 ac- according to law, the prop- POINT OF BEGINNING. business hours, 8 AM 4 _| 11 60 4100 | 6110 -
res, more or less, said erty described in such cer- Said parcel of land being PM central time
lands being subject to a15 tificate will be sold to the in the Southeast Quarter of Monday-Friday. All inter- Lost cat, 10th street and
foot ingress/egress/utility highest bidder in the front the Southeast Quarter of ested parties may appear Woodward ave., since Coastal Cottage, 2 br, To- 2 br MH in Highland View,
easement shown on the Lobby of the Gulf County Section 14, Township 4 at the meeting to be heard 9/25, long-haired, brown, tally renovated bath. remod, yard maint, furn,
plat thereof. Courthouse, 1000 Cecil G. South, Range 10 West, with respect to this pro- tortoise shell colored fe- BdgConst/SkilledTrade 1 br, 1 b, all utilities in- Cheer around lean,k deay no pets, $250 dep &
Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port St. Gulf County, Florida, and posed Ordinance. male, affectionate, clouded, Apalachicola, no close to Highland View $495/mo. 423-785-6978
The successful bidder at Joe, Florida at 11:00 AM, having an area of 0.52 ac- well-loved, 899-0022 or No Experience smoking, walk to groc boat ramp. $675 mo.(954)
the sale will be required to E.T., Wednesday, the 15th res, more or less. Said Gwen Exley, City Clerk 899-9291, Reward offered. No Experience store, furn. 1 yr lease re- 815-1696
place the requisite state day of October, 2008. land also being subject to October 2 and October 9, Necessary!! quired, 1st month and dep 815-169 2 br, 1 ba
documentary stamps on Dated this 12th day of a 20 foot wide drainage 2008 Looking for a self moti- req at signing. 653-6375 MH on 1/2 acre, chain
the Certificate of Title. September, 2008. easement along the East- --N vated individual, 18 years Eagle Landing Townhome link backyard, front
ern boundary thereof, and NOTICE OF or older, with a valid Flor- New development- bauti- porch, freshly painted
DATED this 16th day of REBECCA L. NORRIS also being subject to a 20 PUBLIC HEARING | 1170 ida drivers license, to as- Efficiency Rooms. Weekly f| and spacious 2 bre 2 inside and out, new
September, 2008. CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT foot wide roadway ease- sist a master plumber, per- or monthly rentals Down- ful and spacious 2with bonus floor coveringut, nice lawn
COURT ment lying adjacent to the The City of Wewahitchka Found Dog forming plumbing service, town PSJ on Reid Ave upstairs living, townhomspace and and shrubb covering, qunice lawn
HON. REBECCA L NOR- GULF COUNTY FLORIDA South boundary line of the Board of Commissioners 09/28 on route 386 be- repair, and new construe- Call Pat @ 850-227-5747 bathroom located in Jonesa country living on Pleas-qiet
RIS BY: Donna L. Ray aforesaid Section 14, will hold a Public Hearing tween St. Joe Beach and tion. No experience neces- Homestead, Eagle Land- ant Rest Rd, $550 mo +
CLERK OF COURT Deputy Clerk along the South boundary and Final Reading of Ordi- Wewa Call to identify sary. On the job training. ing subdivision. Close to $500 deposit. Work his-
/s/ Jasmine Hysmith September 18, 25, 2008 of said lands nance No. 2008-1047L on 227-8225 or 227-5770 Minimum pay $9.50 hour. shopping, downtown and tory and personal refer-
eputy Clerk October 2, 9, 2008 Monday, October 27, 2008 _Contact 850-648-8274 St. Joseph's Bay. Monthly ences required. Availa-
October 2,9, 2008 NOTICE OF Name in which assessed: at 6:55 PM central time to 6120 rental $750 per month with ble Oct. 1st.
NOTICE OF APPLICATION Don C.Rester oideadoptoo annstallation/Maint/Repair 2 R, 2 BA, Comfortable $750 security/damage de 850-643-6812


GIVEN tha Cabernet te de fo tificate shall be redeemed BOARD OF CITY COM- 817-210-6462.ation and tour of the ek Side, oversize liv-
LLC the holder of the l- lowing Tax Certificate, has according to law, the MISSIONERS ESTABLISH- (850)-229-5354 Pick up ap-________home.ngroom w/fireplace, mas-
LLC the holder of the fol- lowing Tax Certificate, has property described in such ING RATE OF COMPEN- plication at: 151 -C Com- ter has huge walk-in
lowing Tax Certificate has filed said certificate for a certificate will be sold to SATION FOR FULL TIME Like new all leather sofa merce Drive Port St. Joe. Mexico Beach* l closetnewrugsandfresh
filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued the highest bidder in the AND PART TIME EM- recliner both ends, table WeblD#34009632 Gulfare paint $675/m + dep. Call
tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate front Lobby of the Gulf PLOYEE AND ALLOWING and chairs, bar stools, and 2 BR, 1 BA, home on ca- Large 1 br, 1 ba garden 850-699-4123
thereon. The certificate number and year of issu-2
thereon..The certificate number and year of issu- County Courthouse, 1000 ANNUAL INCREASE IN much more, 850-227-3823 Logistics/Transportation nal gulf view 106 N 26th apartment. W/D, all elec-
number and year of issu- ance, the description of Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., COMPENSATION, PRO- Street. Completely reno- trick, privacy fenced with
ance, the description of the property, and the Port St. Joe, Florida at VIDING FOR SEVERA- Driver Trainees vated. Furnished deck, pool, tennis court, 1742 Cobia Ave lot for rent
the property and the names in which it was as- 11:00 AM, E.T, Wednes- BILITY AND PROVIDING 1 NEEDED khconsteng@att.net or private beach. Pets okay. for $300 mo. for camper or
names in which it was as- sessed are as follows: day, the 15th day of Oc- FOR EFFECTIVE DATE. 991-0220. $695 mo. 850-832-9702 RV. Call for more info
sessed are as follows: tober, 2008. Dated this No _N_ ___________ ble227-9363 or 227-4051
Certificate No. 124ertificate No. 165 12th day of September, Ordinance No.20081047LNo CDL? No Problem
CriitN.14 A icb i Mexico Beach. No Juniper Avenue Home -
Application No. 2008 21 2008. in its entirety may be in- Earn up to $900/wk. Home smoking/pets 3 br, 2 ba, For Rent. Quiet street, pri-
Application No. 2008 17 REBECCA L. NORRIS pect edat the Offurice of the weekends with TMC. Com- furnished MH w/deck, 1 vate home with 3 br, 2 ba,,
Year of Issuance: 2006 CLERK OF THE GULF business hours, 8 AM 4 pany endorsed CDL Train- bik to bch, dishwasher, fenced in yard and large
Year of issuance: 2006 COUNTY FLORIDA PM central time Love Seat ing 1-866-280-5309 fridge, W/D, CH&A. $1,000 shade trees, close to area Travel trailer space for
R.E. No. 01826-050R BY: Donna L. Ray Monday-Friday. All inter Sleeper mo + until. Long term Ise. schools, downtown Port rent, power water and
R.E. No. 01526-006R Deputy Clerk ested parties may appear ee (803)-604-0289 or St. Joe and St. Joeseph's sewer provided, located in
Description of Property: ep er 25 2008 at he meeting to be heard 6. e (803)-397-4869 Bay. Monthly rental availa- Oak Grove, Plese call 850
Description of Property: COMMENCE at an iron ber9, 2008 with tothsro Love Seat Sleeper in per- | 4130ble at $850 per month with 229-8959 or 340-0339
pipe at the Northeast Cor-Otober 2, respect ctto this pro- condition. 850- 130 $850 security/damage de-
COMMENCE at a concrete ner of the Northwest 1/4 NOTICE OF posed Ordinance. 596-7339 or 850-499-3184 POSTAL & GOV'T JOB posit. Call Gulf Coast
NW Corneror8 ofT the NE 1/4f Township 4os S a2
monument marking the (NW 1/4) of Section 23, PUBLIC HEARING Gwen Exley, City Clerk INFO FOR SALE? Property Services at (850)
NW Corner of the NE 1/4 Township 4 South, Range nEtber 2andt Octerr 9 O | E130 229-2706
ship 4 South, Range 10 South 88 Degrees 45 Min- Board of Commissioners 2008 caution Mexico Beach
West, Gulf County, Florida, utes West, Magnetic, will hold a Public Hearing c iMexico Beach Large PSJ 4 br, 3 Full For Rent BY
as per the unrecorded plat along the North line of said and Final Reading f Ordi- Notice of Public Sale furniture: home and office, 3 br, 2 ba Twnhme, 1/2 baths, plus office. Across FOr RentBY
of Stone Creek Acres; NW 1/4 for 1324.55 feet; nance No. 2008-1043L on COASTAL TOWING AND all cheap, some free, call YouEVERavmi. to bch, Pool, No from lake and playground. OWNER
thence run South 89 De- then turn 89 Degrees 30 Monday, October 27, 2008 ROADSIDE SERVICE, 227-6120. You NEVER have to pay smoking, $985/mo. Brian Walk to school, town and
grees 46 Minutes 00 Sec- Minutes left for 665.5 feet; at 6:45 PM central time to INC. gives Notice of Fore- for information about 404-663-0226 bay, screened launi and By Owner LiUsting Network
ends East along the North then turn 90 Degrees 06 consider adoption of an closure of Lien and intent federal or postal jobs. If pool, all appl. incld., www.BeachRealty.net
boundary line of said NE Minutes Left and run ordinance with the follow- to sell these vehicles on yu see a jot bthe $1,250mo + Utilities.
1/4 of the SE 1/4, as mon- 208.71 feet to a concrete ing title, to wit: October 14, 2008, on 9:00 "guarantee", contact the (850)-227-8777
umented for 247.33 feet for monument for a POINT OF a.m. ET at 8082 W. Hwy 3230eFTC.REN-ALS-
the POINT OF BEGINN- BEGINNING; then turn 89 AN ORDINANCE OF THE 98, Port St. Joe, FL 32456, The Federal Trade 6140
ING, from said POINT OF Degrees 27 Minutes left CITY OF WEWAHITCHKA pursuant to subsection 1988 Parker Ave, High- A commission rLong Avenue Home Spa- 7100
BEGINNING, run South 89 and run 163.03 feet; then PROVIDING FOR THE 713.78 of the Florida Stat- land View, Oct 10th-12th, is America's consumer 1 2, & 3 br cious and private home, 3
Degrees 30 Minutes 22 turn 66 Degrees 31 Min- USE OF GOLF CARTS UN- utes, COASTAL TOWING 8am-? Big Moving Sale, protection agencyfurn houses, in br, 2 ba, large fenced in Mexico Beach. 3 br, 2 ba,
Seconds East for 176.16 utes left and run 78 feet; DER CERTAIN CONDI- AND ROADSIDE SERV- everything must go, all ftgov/jobscams Port St Joe, 850-229-6777 yard, front porch, hard- MH w/deck, 1 bik to bch,
feet; thence South 00 De- then turn 113 Degrees 29 TIONS AND RESTRIC- ICE, INC. reserves the household items. 1-877-FTC-HELP wood floors. 3 blocks to dishwasher, fridge, W/D,
grees 09 Minutes 53 Sec- Minutes left and run 200 TIONS PURSUANT TO right to accept or reject 1-7 -F area shopping, downtown CH&A. Green house,
bonds East for 335.94 feet, feet, then turn 90 Degrees FLORIDA STATUTES SEC- any and/or all bids. Horward Creek, Doc A public seMce 3 br 1.5 ba, new carpet and St. Joseph's Bay. shop, & storage $249,500
thence North 71 Degrees 06 Minutes left and run 75 TION 316.212 Whitf l Rd(Howard message from the FC e1911 edCypress Ave. Large Mo0nthly rental available at or consider all serious
40 Minutes 29 Seconds feet to the POINT OF BE- (FLA.STAT.2003); PRO- 1993 Jeep Vin# Creek Bapt. Church) Sat and The News Herald fenced yard with deck. $750 per month with $750 offer's (803) 604-0289 or
West along the centerline GINNING. VIDING THOSE RE- 1J4GZ78S5PC564443 Great nOct 11th, 8a4peighborhoodnea security/damage deposit. (803)-397-4869
of a graded road for STRICTIONS AND CONDI- 1984 Ford Vin# Oct 11th, aam-4pin est Classfied Advertising school. $875/mo. + 1st & Call Gulf Coast Property
184.11 feet; thence North (The above described lot TIONS; PROVIDING FOR 1FTCF10Y4DNA42123 Gigantic Yard Department last mo rent dep. 1 yr Services at (850) 229-2706
00 Degrees 28 Minutes 50 also described as the East THE DESIGNATION OF October 2 & 9, 2008 Sale lease. Call 648-8629 or Older 2 br ,1 ba house in
Seconds West for 279.58 75 Feet of Parcel No. 2 of STREETS AND ROADS Rain or Shine Earn up to $500 Weekly 867-3336 HB, needs work, w/ 56 x
feet to the POINT OF BE- a certain survey by Max W. WITHIN THE CITY OF l JCoffee, baked goods, hot assembling our angel pins- -Port St Joe 3 br, 2 be, 135ftlot, CityS/W, across
GINNING. Said parcel of Kilbourn, dated 11/5/60). WEWAHITCHKA AND dogs, and soft drinks. inthe comfort of your own central heat and air, big from new park, $85K obo,
land having an area of CHANGES IN SAID DES- 11 1 Help us build our home. No experience re- yard. No pets. $750 mo Call 827-2992
1.24 acres, more or less, Said lands being the same IGNATION FOR THE USE benevolence fund quired. Call 813-944-3351 -0 Sj +utilities. 229-1215
and being subject to right as described in Mortgage OF SAID GOLF CARTS BY or visit www.angelpin.net
of way for graded road. recorded in 0. R. Book 14, THE CITY COMMISSION 404 Battles St. 3 br, 1 ba
Page 449, of the Public BY RESOLUTION FROM JJ: Port St Joe Other Connecting Living Rm
Name in which assessed: Records of Gulf County, TIME TO TIME; PROVID- Near & Far, a Pho- /Dining Rm, laundry room, 7110 -
L.E. Adkins&UndaAdkins Florida, as the Assessment ING FOR PENALTIES FOR tographic Display GarageSale Mystery Shoppers. Earn C/HA. For moe info Call
for said Parcel. VIOLATION; PROVIDING up to $100 a day. Under- Gloria 229-6327 Wewa 3 br, 1 ba rancher For Sale BY':
All of said property being FOR SEVERABILITY; 114 N cover shoppers needed to ______________ with carport and full OWNER
in Gulf County, State of Name in which assessed: PROVIDING FOR AN EF- Marguerite Foxon and Troy Garrison Ave judge retail/diningestab- basement. $750 mo plusOWNER
Florida. Unless such cer- Jackie Marie Jones FECTIVE DATE. Spencer invite you to join No Early Birds!!! lishments. Exp not re- sec. dep. 850.639.5721
tificate shall be redeemed, them at the opening of ,oEarly, quired. Please Call ,By Owner Listfing Network
according to law, the All of said property being Ordinance No. 2008-1043L their debut show, Near & Sat. Oct 11, 2008 1-800-308-4616. Apalach 3 br 1 ba house Am ricas www.BeachReaty.net
property described in such in Gulf County, State of in its entirety may be in- Far, with a reception on 8:00am-? Apalach. 3 br 1 be house A I rieca's
certificate will be sold to Florida. Unless such certifi- spected at the Office of the Saturday November 8th Postal Office Now Hiring for rent. Cntrl air, firepIce,
the highest bidder in the cate shall be redeemed City Clerk during regular from 2 pm to 4 pm. Their Avg. Pay $20/ hr. or W/D, D fd isun rdeck, Mini
front Lobby of the Gulf according to law, the prop- business hours, 8 AM 4 artwork is being shown at KK: Port St Joe, 112 $57K/yr. Including Fed shady fncd in yard, work Strage
County Courthouse, 1000 erty described in such cer- PM central time the Jefferson Art Gallery, Bridgeport Lane, Sat. Benefits and OT. Placed shed, ample parking $80gI-. 71SO I
Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., tificate will be sold to the Monday-Friday. All inter- Monticello, Florida, 575 W 7am-noon. by adSource, not affiliated meo first and last $500sc Two nce lots in Wewa on
Port St. Joe, Florida at highest bidder in the front ested parties may appear Washington Street, right Clothes, shoes, kitchen w/USPS who hires dep. Call Brenda Two n paved roads in ewer and
11:00 AM, E.D.T., Wednes- Lobby of the Gulf County at the meeting to be heard on Highway 90. items and othe misc. 1-866-483- 5658 227-5380. (850 paved road. Sewer and
day, the 15th day of Octo- Courthouse, 1000 Cecil G. with respect to this pro- 850-997-33 1 1 P WANTE22 -8014 of 2nd St and Orange Ave.
ber, 2008. Dated this 12th Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port St. posed Ordinance. Near & Far explores Mu Fa y Oct 11th MINI STORAGE $35,000 for both obo Call
day of September, 2008. Joe, Florida at 11:00 AM, images from nature that Multi Family Oct 11th, MINIESTOSC TGREDi e82,009 for both oboe C.
E.T, Wednesday, the 15th Gwen Exley, City Clerk tell their own story. They 8am-? PEST CONTROL Climate and 827-2992for more info.
REBECCA L. NORRIS day of October, 2008. October 2 and October 9, have extensively explored G.E. electric stove, fumi- TECHNICIAN NEEDED Iln Port St Joe Non-Cmate
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT Dated this 12th day of 2008 their own beautiful region ture, home decor, Eperience helpful but will train Control Storage
COURT September, 2008. NOTICE OF -- and traveled around the 204 Gulf Aire Dr. tEpriene helpful bust willtrainve a 2296 0
G FCOU NT Y F2NOTICE OF world to )photograph birds, (St. Joe Beach) the right person. Must have a Units
GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA PUBLIC HEARING world tohotograph birds, (St. Joe Beacclean Florida Drivers License. Boat/RV storage
BY: Donna L. Ray REBECCA L. NORRIS flowers, land and sea- Mall ealor L ~vt WO SpIc
Deputy Clerk CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT The City of Wewahitchka escapes taken in sweeping Must be available to work74epac
TheCipanoramas, as well as hours a week or more when"Kia Sportage 2002, low
September 18, 25, 2008 COURT Board of Commissioners paoramas as well aor needed, and must be able to mileage, fully loaded, red,
October 2, 9, 2008 GULF COUNTY,FLORIDA will hold a Public Hearing them guide you through a work on weekend a month. Hurry! We only have two speed, oly 52,000 mi-
NOTICE OF BY Donna L. Ray and Final Reading of Ordi- whole new world of im- YARD SALE! 313 Fire- Ies, excellent condition,
APPLICATION utymClerk nance No. 2008-1046L on agery... house Rd (Overstreet), Apply in the person at f Sold I l!o
FOR TAX DEED OSeptember 18.25, 9, 2008 Monday, October 27, 2008 Across from Volunteer Fire Donnie's Total Pride Barefoot Cottages e.
October 2, 9, 2008 at 6:50 PM central time to Dept. Saturday, 7am-Unil. Pest Control,
NOTICE IS HEREBY NOTICE OF consider adoption of an Dr. Robert King Tools, housewares, 324 Raid Avenue from Ina beach access community with pools, playground, club house, OAS
GIVEN that Wallace G. APPLICATION ordinance with the follow- clothes, toys, and much 9-11 AM or 1-3 PM i
Cooley & Jim Holmes the FOR TAX DEED ing title, to wit: Dentist morell! J 0 hot tub. Price includes Water, sewer and garbage. 8210
holder of the following Tax n g
Certificate, has filed said NOTICE IS HEREBY AN ORDINANCE AMEND- 325 Long Ave O I
certificate for a tax deed to GIVEN that Wallace G. ING AND SETTING THE I K I r/3,l...............................................
be issued thereon. The Cooley & Jim Holmes the RATES TO BE CHARGED J N T C E N tlf
certificate number and holder of the following Tax FOR MUNICIPAL WATER 227-1812 The City f Port St. Joe isacceptingapplicationsforthe 2br25b............................................... 1,20 BoatForSale
year of issuance, the de- Certificate, has filed said following position: '., 30'Hunter sail boat. 1983
scription of the property, certificate for a tax deed to Police Officer "',) Excellent condition. Wheel
and the names in which it be issued thereon. The iai, Pt W, III 'l| Salary DOQ i0 2 C9 M-ucm 19 3 and diesel. $17,500 call
was assessed are as fol- certificate number and OFFERED ABSOLUTE regardless ofprice (Based on 12-hourshifts) Southem Coastal Management U a.. 404-218-0077 or mail
lows: year of issuance, the de- ,.->=.I,,o. LONG TERM RENTALS M.Seiiaacom dlanier@dtiglobal.com
scription of the property, nae.reanoihctoperty -AuctionDate:.- Applications are available at City Hall. Please return
Certificate No. 35 and the names In which it apan e c B uionr 0 C M, 20n applications to the Municipal Building. 305 Cecil G. Cos-
was assessed are as fol- October 8h, 2008 tlin, Sr. Blvd., Port SI. Joe,. Florida 32456. PositIon will P r S C m e c a
Application No. 2008 20 lows: 9:30 AM Registration be open until filled. All appllcanls must present a valid POrt St. Joe C om m ercYial
10:00 AMAuction Florida Driver License and Social Security Card at lime
Year of Issuance: 2006 Certificate No. 150 i s- -Auction Locatien:- oI appllcallon and have valid Florida Police Slandards. Space for Lease
R.E. No. 00589-00R Application No. 2008- -18 1527 Red Hill Rd. The Cily ol Port St. Joe enforces a Drug-Free Workplace
R.E. No.589PR Application No. 2008 18 once DeLeon Policy and is an Equal Opportunlly/Affirmallve Action Prime Retail Space
Description of Property: Year of Issuance: 2006 | &Wi Florida 32455 Employer. 319 Reid Avenue
Lot 4, Block "E", of Unit 1, nor lpmep t grh, ted r l-h l ic uhr ond60 acres 1350sl occupant ready office or retail; furnished; $1000/mo
Red Bull Island (an unoffi- R.E. No. 01686-002R Above orbelow groundpowereasementsandpermitsgranted _________________
cial plat of land) more par- *terct ptarcef frp/ ,,d wIeortP, i'urn~S
ticularly described as: Description of Property: "... t "" .".. ".'. i', "..Nis 317 Williams Avenue
east Co the South- CSOMMENCE at the South- Sre oSetn14, 10 B N T I O E 1800sl lenani ,mprovemenls negoliable: $1800/mo gross
ernment Lot No. 2, in Sec- Township 4 South, Range 325 Reid Avenue
tion 30, Township 4 South, 10 West, Gulf County, Flor- 4500sf flex space; corner location; $2500/mo gross
Range 9 West, in Gulf ida, thence North 88 De- 309 Reid Avenue
County, Florida; thence grees 43 Minutes 09 Sec-
run North 145.4 feet along onds West, along the | The Cirt of Port St Joe is accepting 6000sf renovated shell space; occupant ready; $4500/mo mod-
the Lot line; thence run South boundary line of B ross
North 85 Degrees 04 Min- said Section 14, for 137.71 application's or the foDlo'i I l\ posl on. 310 Reid Avenue
along te "South right of gres 59 Minutes 53 Sc-.. 5750sf Suite B; perfect for clothing furniture retailer; $3000/mo
way line" of Red Bull Island bonds West for 102.61 feet; --POic--'--a Polie Officer NNN
Drive; thence run South 04 thence North 58 Degrees l Office Space
Degrees 55 Minutes West 02 Minutes 33 Seconds S y O CT Sla
125.0 feet along the "West West for 160.15 feet; oa SalaY UU 202 Marina Drive
right of way line" of Palm thence North 19 Degrees ( on 12-hour shift) 680sf well appointed office suite; $800/mo gross (incl. utilities)
Street, to the POINT OF 59 Minutes 53 Seconds D&D's MOBILE All U ( e (Bayside Building)


BEGINNING, thence con- West for 61.86 feet, more AUTO iREPAIRH "A l .-'
tinue to run South 04 De- or less, to the water's edge ASE certified, repairs @ Call Dave 334-333-6233 or 310 Reid Avenue
grees 55 Minutes West of the West Arm of Dead home, business, or Dan 227-8225 Applications are available at City Hall. 1116sf Suite C; finished office space; lobby area with two office
125.0 feet, along the West Lakes for the POINT OF roadside, towing available, Please return applications to the Municipal suites and filing/storage room; $1000/mo NNN
right of way line of said BEGINNING, thence South Wewa beaches and Cape. Building, 305 Cecil G. Costing, Sr. Blvd., 322 Long Avenue
Palm Street, thence run 19 Degrees 59 Minutes 53 Call Dan at 227-8225 Building, 305 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., 322 Long Avenue
North 85 Degrees 05 Min- Seconds East for 61.86 H Y Port St. Joe, Florida 32456. Position will be 1000sf move-in ready; $900/mo gross
thence run North 04 De- South 58 Degrees 02 Min- open until filled. All applicants must present Warehouse / Flex Space
grees 55 Minutes East utes 33 Seconds East for Psssst, Have any pesky a valid Florida Driver License and Social 110 Trade Circle West
125.0 feet, thence run 160.15 feet; thence South Opening Avail. for a 1.5 "honey do" chores? Small Security Card at time of alication, and 22500sf 12500sf PSJ Commerce Park, flex space, $5.25psf/
South 85 Degrees 05 Min- 19 Degrees 59 Minutes 53 4 year old child at home repair's? We'll do Secury Card at time of application, and NNN (incl. water/sewer)
utes East 100.0 feet to the Seconds East for 102.61 Jeannie's Lis. Family them. We are also licensed have valid Florida police standards.
POINT OF BEGINNING. feet to the South boundary Childcare Home, Less than and insured for lawn main- Marketed Exclusively by:
Situated in the Northeast line of said Section 14; 5 min from area schools, tenance and pressure
Quarter of the Southwest thence North 88 Degrees Call 850-227-1665 leave washing. 850-258-2463 or The City of Port St. Joe enforces a Drug-Free 5 97
Quarter of Section 30, 43 Minutes 09 Seconds message. 850-258-1215 Workplace Policy and is an Equal Opportunity 850-229-6373
Township 4 South, Range West along said South IEmployer....................................... ..E.po


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Bob Finds


New Home
By Despina Williams
Star Staff Writer
Two weeks ago, The Star intro-
duced readers to Bob, a cuddly,
loving dog in desperate need of
a home.
Bob had spent the last six
months in the Humane Society's
care, battling a terrible skin con-
dition brought on by changes in
his social environment.
The Humane Society, who
had taken to calling Bob their
"big, white teddy bear," hoped
to find adoptive parents for Bob
before his time at the shelter ran
out.
Last Friday, Humane Society
volunteer Sandi Christy was
pleased to announce Bob's
adoption by a "good Samaritan"
on the north end of the
county.
After a few trial runs at the
adoptive mother's home, Bob has
settled in permanently. He gets
along well with his owner's other
dogs and even has begun allergy
testing.
Christy credits Bob's good for-
tune to the heart-tugging article
by former staff writer Lisa Marie
Logan.
"Bob was a success story,
and it's thanks to Lisa,
she said. "I can't thank her
enough."


Four-legged philanthropist Meg donated
the $10,000 she won in the Bow Wow Bash's
grand prize raffle to the Humane Society.

BASH-F-mp gBi
Bullock, who pledged to donate 10 per-
cent of his winnings upon entering the raffle,
remained true to his word. On the Monday
following the raffle, he arrived at the Humane
Society, checkbook in hand.
Sandi Christy, co-chairwoman of the
sponsorship committee, said the fundraiser
exceeded expectations.
"It was a successful event," she said.
"People have been telling me they had a great
time."
Only one auction item was not
snapped up at the Bow Wow Bash,
a 2000 Sportsman Camper trailer with
hookup.
The trailer, which will run between $6,500
and $10,000, is on consignment at RV
Connections in Panama City.
Those interested in purchasing the
trailer (funds will benefit the Humane


Society), may contact
(850) 763-6910.


Bill Cockrell at


Paws in the Park offered a number
of pet-interactive events.


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was my responsibility to lobby not only for the state agencies but also
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