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YOUR HOMETOWN NEWSPAPER SINCE

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2008


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Locals, FDEP


Underwhelmed


by Corps'


Water Meeting

By Lois Swoboda
Florida Freedom Newspapers

On Monday night, about 150 Floridians,
including numerous county officials and
Michael Sole, director of the Florida
Department of Environmental Protection,
met with representatives of the Army Corps
of Engineers at the Franklin County court-
house annex.
The reason was a "scoping meeting,"
mandated to allow public input on possible
changes to the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-
Flint (ACF) River Basin Water Control
Manual, now being revised. The meeting
was one of five to be held over the next 10
days and the only such meeting held in
Florida.
The meeting, however, was not condu-
cive to dialogue, although Apalachicola City
Attorney Pat Floyd, George Kirvin Floyd of
the Apalachicola Maritime Museum and
Steve Herrington of the Nature Conservancy
eventually did strike up a conversation
with Col. Byron Jorns, Corps engineer for
the Mobile Region, which includes the ACF
basin.
In January 2008, Pat Floyd filed a lawsuit
in federal court against the Corps on behalf
of the city of Apalachicola, demanding the
Corps release more water to drought-rav-
aged Apalachicola Bay.
Citizens who attended the meeting were
offered a short form with space for a
paragraph of comment and were given the
address for a Web site where they could
comment further after the meeting.
Next, they were ushered into the front
half of the courtroom; partitions blocked
the back of the room. Brett Boston, of the
Corps, gave a short presentation, and visi-
tors were asked to indicate, through use of


Photos by Lois Swoboda/Florida Freedom Newspapers
Apalachicola City Attorney Pat Floyd, left, faced off with Col. Byron Jorns, right, on the issue
of water release from Lake Lanier as George Kirvin Floyd looks on.


a handheld electronic device, the issues
they felt were most and least important con-
siderations in the distribution of water.
Afterward, visitors stood in line to enter
the hidden half of the room, where they
received handouts and brief demonstra-
tions of the Corps' views on topics includ-
ing water storage in the ACF system, the
National Environmental Policy Act, socio-
economics of the ACF system and river
management. Some of the Corps spokes-
men appeared apprehensive as the evening
progressed.
Brian Zettle, biologist for the Corp's
Mobile district, appeared unmoved as Jerry
Williams told him, "The crabs and shrimp
in the bay are all gone. This will be a big
cesspool, and you'll never fix it. The sea-
grass has moved in this year. There was no
freshwater fish in the river. We're catching
saltwater species 50 miles up the river. It's


"This will be a big cesspool, and you'll never fix it," Jerry Williams of Apalachicola, left,
told Brian Zettle, a biologist for the Corps.


a shame the people of Florida won't get to
see this the way it used to be."
Many complained that the meeting pre-
sented no opportunity for direct communi-
cation and dialogue.

Crowd control
"I think our format could have been a lit-
tle better in terms of crowd control," Jorns
said, but the DEP's top man in Florida was
much harsher.
"If this is a perfunctory effort to rubber
stamp current Corps operations. It is a
huge waste of time because we are already
in court," Sole said. "I'm hoping that the
information presented by the people of the
county here tonight will force the Corps to
take a new look at overall operations as
required by Federal Law."
Dave McLain of the RiverKeeper said he
was disappointed.
"This is a vetting session, not a fact-find-
ing session," he said. "There is no connec-
tion between the Environmental Impact
Study and the Water Control Manual, and
there should be. They may be done on
parallel tracks, but if it's something that's
in litigation, they probably will not look
at it. They won't be able to talk about it.
This looks to me like a good way to have a
required meeting."
Apalachicola Commissioner Frank Cook
said, "I'm overwhelmed or maybe under-.
whelmed. My real point is that until we
solve the problems of water, until we reach
the point that we go to desalinization, we are
fighting over small issues. What we need to
do is put in some nuclear power plants and
start desalinating water from the Gulf."
As the evening progressed, dialogue did
develop when Pat Floyd buttonholed Jorns
and demanded to know why the Corps has
not complied with a court order to release
more water into the ACF system from Lake
Lanier.
"I think the short answer is that the whole
See WATER on Page A9


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Sidewalks



Protests



Continue

By Ryan Burr
Florida Freedom Newspapers

A group of property owners
opposed to sidewalks on a stretch
of U.S. 98 asked again last week
for the City Council to amend the
plans but to no avail.
Pam McLure, who helped orga-
nize Nosidewalkhere.com, said
although only a handful of peo-
ple from the "no sidewalk" group
spoke at Tuesday's meeting, many
more opponents were in the audi-
ence.
"They already know our views,"
she said. "We hoped they would
amend their plan."
McLure said her group is con-
sidering a legal challenge to the
City Council's sidewalk plans.
Nosidewalkshere.com has col-
lected more than 100 petitions
from year-round and part-time
residents for the City Council to
consider leaving the section of U.S.
98 from County 386 to Seventh
Street untouched.
After about three years of plan-
ning and attempting to obtain
state funds for sidewalks, the City
Council last month designated
$200,000 of its own funds to
begin laying some concrete. Newer
developments on U.S. 98 have
been required to lay sidewalks,
but not all have been built in the
same design, so city officials think
this is a way to create continuity
and improve safety for pedestri-
ans. Joggers; bikers and walkers.
Mexico Beach Mayor Al Cathey
refers to the narrow shoulder of
road pedestrians use now as a
"suicide lane" because of the dan-
ger.
The first phase of the sidewalk
would be laid on the north side
of U.S. 98-later this year-from
near Toucan's to the western city
limits.
Cathey has said the sidewalk
plans-which also call for side-
walks eventually on Seventh and
15th streets-will "get people off
the highway who run, jog, bike
and walk." It's something, he says,
that tourists have long suggested
when in Mexico Beach.
In a previous interview,
Councilman Robert Ginsberg said
he hopes that in three to four
years the economy will be in better
shape and the city can obtain funds
from the Florida Department of
Transportation to lay a sidewalk

See SIDEWALKS on Page A10


Harrison, Nugent Face Off at Debate


Candidates for
State Attorney, U.S.
Congressional District 2
Attend Political Forum
By Despina Williams
Star Staff Writer

Candidates vying for Gulf
County Sheriff, State Attorney
14th Judicial Circuit and U. S.
Congressional District 2 debated
issues of community concern at
the Oct. 13 candidates forum at
Capital City Bank.
The forum was the third in a
series sponsored by the county's
Republican and Democratic par-
ties, Gulf County Chamber of


Commerce and The Star.
Candidates answered ques-
tions submitted to event organiz-
ers before and during the debate
and were allowed opening and
closing statements.

Sheriff's Race
In the Sheriff's race, Democratic
incumbent Joe Nugent shared the
stage with Republican challenger
Mike Harrison, who resigned
from the sheriff's office this June
in order to run.
In his opening remarks, Nugent
highlighted his 21 years in law
enforcement.
In 2007, Gov. Charlie Crist
appointed Nugent to complete
the term of former Sheriff Dalton


Upchurch, who resigned last
year.
He has 16 years with the sher-
iff's office and five years with the
Port St. Joe police department.
Opening with a good news/bad
news scenario, Nugent said he
had procured a 4-percent raise


for Sheriff's Office employees
in 2008-09 despite budget cuts
and five layoffs, which he said
would leave the Sheriff's Office
"shorthanded for the next couple
years."
Citing the myriad functions of
the Sheriff's office responding
to emergency management and
fire calls, serving civil papers,
transporting convicts, registering
sex offenders Nugent confided,
"It's extremely difficult to keep
the work up that we do."
Nugent said the next sheriff
will face a rise in crime caused by
the economic downturn and the
continued abuse of prescription
medication.
He stressed the need for
employee retention, with the


sheriff's office offering more com-
petitive salaries and benefits and
greater recreational opportuni-
ties for the county's youth.
Harrison began his remarks
by addressing the obvious. His
recent battle with non-Hodgkin's
lymphoma left him with new hair
growth considerably lighter than
before his treatments.
"I*don't look exactly like I did a
few months ago," Harrison said,
adding that he is now cancer-free
and appreciative of the commu-
nity's support during a difficult
time.
Harrison shared his law
enforcement resume. He joined
the Florida Department of Law

See DEBATE on Page A7


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difference.
Several area groups worked
very hard to spread the word,
putting out e-mails, flyers, arti-
cles and posters to inform the
public about Make a Difference
Day on Oct. 18.
The community brought in
hundreds of canned and other
non-perishable foods. These
foods will be used to fill the
shelves of the community pan-
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and help.
There were people who
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encouragement and stayed
until all events were over.
The Port St. Joe Soccer
league, the Gene Raffield
Football league, Faith
Christian and Port St.
Joe elementary schools
all worked hard to collect
food.
The kids made com-
ments like, "We helped
save the dolphins, seagulls
and fish that might have
swallowed the debris we
picked up." The kids
were so enthusiastic, they
wanted to know when this
would be done again.
Boy Scout Troop 47
helped unload vehicles,
cook hot dogs and pass out
chips and drinks. They also


people to stop, andt ,hey
held up signs to attract
passersby.
Thanks to the following
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Improvement Group
Preble-Rish Inc.
Vision Bank
City Of Port St. Joe
Boy Scout Leader Ben
Welch
Mr. Charles Givens
Mr. Troy White
The Rev. Andrew
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The Rev. Johnny
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The Rev. Howard Riley
Mrs. Sandy Kennedy
Melissa Ramsey
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Florida Freedom Newspapers

Florida voters face six constitutional
amendments on the Nov. 4 ballot. Four
address tax issues, and two deal with equal
protection under the law. Each will require
60 percent voter approval to pass.
Florida Freedom Newspapers recom-
mends a vote on each measure that is
based on our philosophy 'of promoting
individual liberty and restraining govern-
ment power:

Amendment 1
It would overturn existing law that allows
the Legislature to prohibit "ineligible aliens"
from owning property. It has been on the
books since 1926, a time when many states
passed similar laws that were intended to
deny Asian immigrants the opportunity to
lease or own property, but it never has been
invoked. It remains the only exception to
Florida's equal protection clause.
Recommend: Vote yes to remove a dis-
criminatory provision from the state con-
stitution.

Amendment 2
It defines marriage as the legal union of
one man and one woman. This is the hot-
button issue on the ballot. Amendment 2
would ban not only gay marriages but also
same-sex civil unions. State law already
prohibits same-sex marriage and defines
marriage in the traditional terms. Also, the
federal Defense of Marriage Act, passed in
1996, ensures that states do not have to
recognize same-sex marriages that ema-
nate from elsewhere.
Recommend: Vote no. Government
should not discriminate in marriage.
Indeed, it should be getting out of the mar-
riage business altogether. Marriage should
be a ceremony conducted by private, non-
governmental institutions. Government's
only interest is in enforcing the contractual
obligations regarding property and rights
of consent between two parties.

Amendment 3
This measure would provide tax
breaks for homeowners who make hur-
ricane-proof improvements and alterna-
tive energy modifications to their homes.
The changes would be exempted from
property appraisals for tax purposes.
In other words, those storm shutters
would boost the value of your home, but


not the size of your tax bill.
Recommend: ,Vote no. Strengthening
homes against storms and employing alter-
native energy sources are worthy goals.
And everyone welcomes a break on their
property taxes.
However, the exemption does not apply
to non-residential property. Furthermore,
exempting some home improvements but
not others means the tax code is being used
to incentivize behavior that the government
approves of. That creates inequalities and
shifts the burden of taxation unto unfa-
vored groups.

Amendment 4
This would exempt from property taxes
land that is permanently set aside for
conservation, which proponents hope will
promote more greenspace.
Recommend: Vote yes. It eliminates
property taxes for land that a private owner
essentially puts qmder government control.
Plus, it undercuts the deeply flawed and
destructive state policy of taxing property
at its "highest and best use."

Amendment 6
It would require "working waterfront"
(i.e., commercial) properties to be assessed
and taxed at their ctirrent use, not their
highest and best use. In other words, bait
shops and marinas would be taxed as is,
rather than as if a 10-story condo were sit-
ting there instead.
Recommend: Vote yes. You could argue
that this also "Swiss cheeses" the tax code.
However, we have consistently supported
eliminating the "highest and best use" stan-
dard of appraisals. We hope that the cur-
rent-use standard eventually will be applied
universally.

Amendment 8
This would allow the Legislature to autho-
rize counties to levy a local option sales tax
- pending voter approval to help fund
community colleges. These taxes would
sunset after five years unless renewed by
voters.
Recommend: Vote no. We support com-
munity colleges, and it's good to assert local
,control over the tax. However, for colleges
that serve multiple counties, every county
would have to approve the tax hike. That
could create a patchwork of taxing and
funding across the state that exacerbates
disparities and limits student choices.


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of Six


Dear Editor:
With less than a month out before
the election, Americans still have
many unanswered questions about
Sen. Barack Obama. Take his con-
nection to Bill Ayers. Bill Ayers and
Weather Underground targeted and
bombed private citizens, government
officials, the Pentagon and the U.S.
Capitol in the 1970s.
To this day, Bill Ayers remains
unrepentant about his cowardly acts
of domestic terror. This same Bill
Ayers is the man who launched the
career of Sen. Obama at a reception
in his home. The same Bill Ayers with
whom Sen. Obama collaborated on
numerous projects, nonprofit boards
and community organizing activities.
Despite overwhelming evidence to


Early Voting
Want to avoid the long lines at the
polls Nov. 4? Vote early.
Early voting in Gulf County began
Monday, Oct. 20 and will run through,
Nov. 1. Voting on the Monday prior
to Election Day is prohibited.
Voters in Port St. Joe can cast their
ballots Monday through Saturday
between 9 a.,m. and 5 p.m. ET at
the Supervisor of Elections Office on
Long Avenue next to Tyndall Federal
Credit Union. In Wewahitchka, the
machines will be revved on Monday
through Saturday between 8 a.m.
and 4 p.m. at the Wewahitchka
Public Library on Second Street.
The deadline for voting by absentee
ballot is Oct. 30. After that date,
absentee ballots will be available
only at Supervisor of Elections Linda
Griffin's office.
Griffin also reminds voters that
this is a general election; other than
areas affected by the three county
commissioner races, all voters will
receive the same ballot.
And regardless of party affiliation,
Griffin said, once they are in the,
booth, voters can cast their ballots
for any candidate in any race.
There also is still time to make
some changes to voter registration
rolls, save for new voter registration
and a change in party affiliation.
For example, if you have changed


the contrary, Sen. Obama continues
to deny his relationship with Bill
Ayers. Either Sen. Obama has zero
respect for the intelligence of the
American people, or, he is too arro-
gant to recognize,that these associa-
tions give Americans serious reserva-
tions about his character and readi-
ness to lead.
Sen. Obama's connections with
unrepentant domestic terrorists are a
matter of concern for all Americans.
On Nov. 4, we must remind Sen.
Obama that. words matter, friends
matter and lying to the nation is not
how you win elections.
Debbie Ashbrook
St. Joe Beach

See LETTERS on Page A5


I Love Him Like a Brother!


I don't know how I write this
stuff. Getting an idea is the hard-
est part. I look for a signal or
indicator or tip. I study the stars.
I wait for a divine revelation from
,on high. I hope LaRenda Bradfield
or Buddy Wiggleton will call and
say something funny. I search
my near 'bout depleted memo-
ry bank. I listen to old country
songs. I steal ideas from Lewis
Grizzard and Will Rogers.
Yesterday was Leon's birthday.
And this morning, someone admon-
ished me for always telling those
wild stories about him. They said I
should be ashamed of myself.
"No one could be that silly
or foolish or crazy!" I took the
two separate references about my
older brother in such a short
span to be a "sign."
And I have never said in all
my life that Leon was crazy.
Wild, yes. Silly, on many occa-
sions. Irresponsible, absolutely.'
Effervescent, you betcha. Foolish,
once or twice. Full of life, without
question!
And let me tell you, I have tried
to cover up most of his antics!l He
will be the first to tell you that I
haven't "reported" everything that
I know! Sure, I told you about
him borrowing the red light from


the town's only police car and hot
wiring it to the jukebox out at
Frank's Dairy Bar. But you should
have seen, the joint light up when
someone pushed B-22 and Lefty
Frizzell came on singing "If you've
got the money honey, I've got the
time"!
I have dutifully noted that Leon
jumped off the bridge over the
Tennessee River after watching a
Tarzan movie. I believe I told you
about him riding that big horse
into the senior prom. He'd dress
up like Boris Karloff and scare
the living "begeese" out of you
every Halloween! And when we got
home from trick or treating he'd
take our Snickers, Butterfingers
and 3 Musketeers.
He could toss them firecrack-
ers underneath Mitch Hubbard's
set of matched grays and light up
a Christmas parade He turned
a cardboard box of baby chicks
loose at the basketball game. And
no one knows to this day who put
the Tide detergent in the town
fountain, but I have my suspi-
cions.
He would use me and David
Mark as punching bags on occa-
sion. And he would make us do
his work around the house. We
figured that was his "big brother"


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rights. And remember, this was
way'before television. We had to
invent our own entertainment.
Getting beat up was sometimes
better than just sitting around.
EVERY first day of school was
an adventure because EVERY
teacher remembered Leonl They
assigned me a seat up front. I
couldn't go to the rest room or
raise my hand or talk or use the
pencil trimmer or go back to the
clay modeling table or bring an
apple or. an orange or anything
that could be used as a projec-
tile....
Leon is five years older than
me. World War II got between
us. I was the "little brother" that


got to tag along. And in between
throwing firecrackers and chas-
ing down the police car and turn-
ing Mr. Archie Moore's pigs out
and fishing with a 30/30 rifle and
tying those cats tails together and
running Nicky Joe's motorcycle
through Mother's shrubbery....
Leon took time to show me how
to throw a curveball and how to
bait a hook and how to ride a
bike and how to pop your leg up
to kick a football and how to tell
a robin from a brown sparrow
and how to lay so still a sqilirrel
would walk right up to you...
He took me to the picture show
every Saturday morning.
When I was handed my first
little league hat I went looking for
him. No one could bend a bill like
Leon! He had it down to an art.
I'd follow him over to the make-
shift baseball field beside Bethel
College. Bobby C., Nicky, Jackie,
Paul David, Jerry and John Ed
were all much older than me. Out
of pity and short a player, they'd
let me play right field and bat last
but, thanks to Leon, I was in the
game
When I was fourteen and took
Charlotte Melton to the dance
out at the Tri County Stockyards
Leon drove us. He came back and


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picked us at the appointed time
and he didn't peep in the back
seat or kid me about "going on
a date". He wasn't silly in front
of her and he didn't belittle or
beat on me. When I was a senior
in high school he was working
as an office manager for Brown
Shoe Company in Pocahontas,
Arkansas. It was a five hour drivel
Every Friday during football sea-
son he'd load up Paula and the
girls at 3:00pm and come directly
to the field. He saw every game I
played that year.
When our Dad was dying with
cancer in the veteran's hospital
Leon never left him. Never He
would pick Daddy up or turn him
or do whatever was needed. Dad
depended on him until the very
end. I bet you didn't know that
about Leon. Wasn't nothing silly
or crazy or wild about that!
When both of my boys decided
to go to Nashville to college Leon's
house became their second home.
Paula took them in, cooked for
them and loved them. Leon sat
through long, cold baseball games
that sometimes neither one played
in. But he was there after the
game to take them for a bite and
distill an encouraging word. In
this brother thing I have received
a whole heap more than I have
given! I tried to thank Leon once
for all he has done for me and
my family. He cut me off before
I could begin, "We're not keeping'
score, are we?"
Remember that old line from
Keats or Byron or Shelley or one
of them, "A thing of beauty is a joy
forever". ,We might ought to quit
worrying about the little tid bits
I write about him and start living
like him....

Most Respectfully,
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New Train Needed
Dear Editor:
It's been four years
since my "lemming letter"
appeal. I asked Republican
moderates and indepen-
dent voters not to join the
party base of theocratic
and plutocratic lemmings
who were blindly following
Bush over the cliff to the
disaster that would follow
if he were re-elected.
Well, you didn't listen,
and now you see what has
happened to our once-great
country. Are you still plan-
ning on following the lem-
mings in their obedience
to a presidential ticket that
is truly frightening? One
headed by a self-proclaimed
maverick whose lust for
the office has him changing
positions almost hourly in
an effort to pander to the
far right? One that because
of this pandering includes
a prevaricator who doesn't
even know what the Bush
Doctrine is? One that will
appoint Supreme Court
justices who will overturn
Roe v. Wade, eliminate the
separation of church and
state and complete the
destruction of our First
Amendment rights?
Any reasonable person
who compares the quali-
fications and platform of
the Obama-Biden team to
McCain-Palin (or Palin-
McCain as she would have
it) has to conclude that by
electing the latter, we are
extending for another four
years the failed policies of
the worst administration in
our nation's history.
The train has wrecked,
folks. I'm not sure that it
can be salvaged. But one
thing I do know: It won't
run on the track that it
has been on for the past
eight years. It's time to get
on a new one with Barack.
Obama and Joe Biden.
Rawlins McKinney
Seagrove Beach, FL

RIP Common
Sense
Dear Editor:
Recently, I received an
e-mail regarding an obitu-
ary. It sort of reminded me
of the mindset of the Gulf
County commissioners.
Part of it read as follows:
"Obituary: 'Common
Sense'
Today we mourn the
passing of a beloved old
friend, 'Common Sense,'
who has been with us for
many years. No one knows
for sure how old he was
since his birth records were
long ago lost in bureau-
cratic red tape. He will be
remembered as having cul-
tivated such valuable les-
sons as knowing when to
come in out of the rain,
why the early bird gets the
worm, life isn't always fair,
and maybe it was my fault.
'Common Sense' lived by
simple, sound financial
policies (don't spend more
than you earn) and reli-
able parenting strategies
(adults, not children, are
in charge).
"His health began to
deteriorate rapidly, when
well intentioned but over-
bearing regulations were
set in place. Reports of
a six-year-old boy charge


with sexual harassment
for kissing a classmate on
the cheek; teens suspend-
ed from school for using
mouthwash after lunch;
and a teacher fired for
reprimanding an unruly
student. 'Common Sense'
lost ground when parents
attacked teachers for doing
the job they themselves
failed to do in disciplining
their children. It declined
further when schools were
required to get parental
consent to administer aspi-
rin, provide sun lotion or
a sticky band-aid to a stu-
dent, but could not inform
the parents when a student
became pregnant and want-
ed to have an abortion..
"'Common Sense' lost
the will to live as the Ten
Commandments became
contraband; churches
became businesses; and
criminals received better
treatment than their vic-
tims. 'Common Sense' took
a beating when you couldn't
defend yourself from a bur-
glar in your own home and
the burglar can sue you for
assault. 'Common Sense'
finally gave up the will to
live after a woman failed
to realize that a steaming
cup of coffee was hot. She
spilled a little in her lap
and was promptly awarded
a huge dollar settlement.
"'Common Sense' was
preceded in death by his
parents, 'Truth' and 'Trust';
his wife, 'Discretion'; his
daughter, 'Responsibility';
and his son, 'Reason.'
He is survived by three
stepbrothers, 'I Know My
Rights,' Someone Else
is to Blame' and 'I'm a
Victim.' Not many attended
his funeral because so few
realized he was gone."
We taxpayers of Gulf
County are acutely aware
of the "What's best for me
$$$$$" attitude of our local
commissioners.
An. example: Recently,
I applied for a permit to
replace a small house on
my four acres in south
Gulf County. My wife and I
purchased the property in
1999 when I retired from
my self-employed business
at the age of 70. Like so
many of the old structures
near the coast, there were
two houses on the prop-
erty: the main house, a
two-bedroom wood-framed
structure and a smaller
"bunk house" located a few
feet away.
Since we have a large
family (23 grandchildren)
we needed the extra sleep-
ing area the bunk house
provided. Both structures
were built in the '60s, both
were on the same well, the
same electric meter and
the same septic system.
The property assessor's
office listed them as one
unit. Later, we added a
second well and a second
septic system (approved
by the health department)
and provided for a larger
underground electric ser-
vice.
However, I was told by
he building department
that I could not have two
houses on my four acres
(even though there were
two houses there for
over 48 years) unless I:
1) Subdivide the property
into two or more lots, los-
ing my homestead status
and raising my tax base on


one; or 2) Physically joined
the two structures together
and bring both up to code.
We chose the latter. When
I told the officials we would
join the two together with an
atrium (I raise orchids) and
move into the new build-
ing when it was completed
(so we would do the major
changes in the original
house to bring it up to pres-
ent code requirements) we
were told we could not move
into the new house until
the old one was brought
up to code. This meant we
would have to rent a place
to live for several weeks or
months until the original
house was up to code and
both were Issued a "certifi-
cate of occupancy."
Even though the new
house was completed and
had a "CO." When we asked
why, the answer was "It's
the law.",
That's when I heard
"Common Sense" roll over
in his grave.
Bob Grace
Port St. Joe


The Blame Game
Dear Editor:
I am deeply concerned
that the blame game is over-
shadowing issues, solu-
tions, ideas and leadership
on the issues of economy,
health care (1), terrorism,
energy, taxation (2) and a
host of others.
There is broad agreement
that the credit crisis is a
result of the housing crisis
and that its origins can be
tracked back at least to the
Clinton Administration's
deregulation of mortgage
lending policies and lend-
ing practices at Freddie
and Fannle. I
On Sept. 23, President
Clinton was quoted on
http://economlstsview.
typepad.com/economists-
view/2008/09/bill-clinton-
re.html. as saying to a group
of progressive bloggers and
journalists that he had two
regrets: first, not pursuing
stricter oversight of Freddie
and Fannie but being sty-
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home ownership. Clinton,
quoted by the report, said
"It just didn't feel good."
Secondly, Clinton said,
that he should have sub-
jected derivative trading to
more public oversight
"We would have failed
but at least we could've
sounded the alarm."(3)
Although not mentioned
in this interview, bank lend-
ing standards were greatly
lowered, making it much
easier to get a mortgage
during this period accord-
ing to the below weblog. (4)
Add several years of 1- to
2-percent interest rates in
early 2000 fueling specula-
tion, and you have a bub-
ble of bad mortgages now
dragging down the finan-
cial system.
The point is, there is
blame everywhere. Past
administrations, current
administrations and cur-
rent congress as well as
some bad judgment and
greed by some buyers,
lenders brokers and finan-
cial institutions, the largest
being Freddie and Fannie.


Although the current
administration (Republican)
and the current Congress
(Democrat) have not acted
timely in recognizing the
storm brewing, both candi-
dates are espousing ideas
that are creative and inde-
pendent and deserve full
review and understanding.
Let's -focus on who has
the best solutions, ideas
management skills, charac-
ter and leadership qualities
to best tackle the big job
ahead.
Don't cloud the election
with the blame game. There
will be regulatory changes
made by either candidate.

References:
1. http://healthpolicyand-
market.blogspot.com/2008/03
2. www.heritage.org/
research/taxes/wml 835.cfm
3 http://economistsview.
typepad.com/economists-
view/2008/09/bill-clinton-
re.html
4. http://mcauleysworld.
wordpress.com/2008/09/21

Rochelle Leeder


Boyd Supports Restoration of Amtrak Service


WASHINGTON, D.C.
Congressman Allen Boyd, D-North
Florida, has announced that the
president has withdrawn his veto
threat and signed the Railroad Safety
Enhancement Act of 2008 (HR 2095),
which would require Amtrak to sub-
mit a plan to Congress for restor-
ing passenger rail service between
New Orleans and Sanford. The
North Florida corridor has not been
served by Amtrak since the close of
Amtrak's Sunset Limited service after
Hurricane Katrina.
"I am pleased that the President
dropped his veto threat and signed
this important bill into law," Boyd said.


"Since the close of Sunset Limited, I
often hear from constituents about the
possibility of restoring passenger rail
service to North Florida. This study
will get the ball rolling on ways to
restore this service that will most ben-
efit the people of North Florida and
help to make train travel an affordable
option in our region."
The language in HR 2095 requires
Amtrak to submit a plan to Congress
that will include a projected time-
line for restoring service between
New Orleans and Sanford, as well
as the associated costs for reinstat-
ing this service. In developing the
plan, Amtrak will consult with rep-


resentatives from Florida, Louisiana,
Alabama and Mississippi, railroad
carriers whose tracks may be used
for such service and rail passengers.
Prior to. its closing in 2005,
Sunset Limited's North Florida-
stops included Crestview, Chipley,
Tallahassee, Madison, Lake City and
Jacksonville.
"Amtrak provided a valuable ser-
vice to many Floridians," Boyd said.
"In this time of rising fuel costs,
passenger rail service would provide
the people of North Florida with
more transportation options and add
an important economic development
tool to the area."


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Ag Adventures Day

By Roy Lee Carter
County Extension Director

On Sept. 30, the flfth-grade
class of Wewahitchka Elementary
School was invited to spend a day
at the North Florida Research
and Education Center, located
in Quincy.
After arrival, the delega-
tion was welcomed and given
a brief orientation on the pro-
gram by Extension Agent Monica
Brinkley. Minutes later, students
were divided into color-coded
groups and escorted to their
first crop adventure by teachers
and parents. Crop included in
the adventures were corn (which
included a corn maize),' cotton,
soybeans, peanuts, pumpkins
and wildflowers. Each group
was allowed 30 minutes at each
station. Station monitors high-
lighted the history, cultivation
and use of each crop.
The Gulf County IFAS
Cooperative Extension Service
would like to thank principal
Lori Price; teachers Joe Walker,
April Bidwell, Kim Ludlum and
Renee Lynn; volunteers, parents .
and bus drivers for making this
endeavor possible. .


Jail for Bail Coming Soon


By Despina Williams
Star Staff Writer

On Halloween Day, the
city of Port St. Joe will be
under siege.
Rogue police officers
will arrest even the most
upstandingcitizens. Officers
will ignore Miranda rights
and throw habeas corpus
out the window.
And who will benefit
from the unraveling of our
democracy?
Not some fire-breath-
ing despot, but Port St.
Joe High School's Project
Graduation.
The Project Graduation
committee is busy making
preparations for its most
popular community fund-
raiser, Jail for Bail.
The event will be from 3-
6:30 p.m. ET Oct. 31in the
empty lot near City Hall.
Those who are hauled
into the pokey must pay a
minimum $100 fine before
being released. Prisoners
can make phone calls from
their cell to arrange for
payment.
To avoid jail time, those
receiving arrest warrants


may pay their fine prior to
5 p.m. on Thursday, Oct.
30.
Mail checks, made pay-
able to Project Graduation,
to:
Project Graduation 2009
PO. Box 485
Port St. Joe, FL 32456
All donations are tax
deductible.
Now in its 23rd year,
Project Graduation is an
all-night, lock-in celebra-
tion for graduates.
The event provides a
safe drug and alcohol-free
environment on a night
when underage drink-
ing and drug use soars
nationwide.
The event will be super-
vised by parents, and all
seniors will enjoy food,
music and games and
receive at least one door
prize.
Door prizes, donated
by local businesses and
individuals, include phone
cards, microwave ovens
and computers.
To donate a prize or to
volunteer your time for
Project Graduation, contact
co-chairman Ronald Pickett
at (850) 227-2160.


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Enforcement in 1991, spent nine-
and-a-half years as a deputy and
investigator in Gadsden County
and joined the Gulf County
Sheriff's Office in 2005.
In Gulf County, Harrison served
as major and chief investigator.
Saying a sheriff needs to be
involved in the community,
Harrison noted his years a Dixie
Youth baseball coach and sup-
port for a Police Athletic League.
The League, Harrison said,
would allow deputies to coach
youth, "forging partnerships with
the community and establishing
relationships with children."

Q&A
When asked what improve-
ments he would make to make
the department better, Nugent
stressed the need for enhanced
security and increased commu-
nity participation.
Advocating additional neigh-
borhood watch groups, Nugent
said, "It's very important for you
to be part of what's going on."
He also noted his involvement
in the Gulf County Prevention
Coalition, formed to reduce teen
alcohol abuse in the county.
Harrison advocated better
training for sheriff's office staff
and outlined three programs he
would implement to make the
community safer: Operation Safe
House, Operation Site Watch and
Operation Safe Business.
In such programs, residents
and business owners alert the
Sheriff's office of a need for
additional safety checks to their
homes, businesses and construc-
tion sites.
The office responds by printing
daily "hot sheets" of sites need-
ing monitoring, and residents


and business
owners receive
detailed print-
outs listing the
dates and times
of each safety
check.
Harrison
also advocated
placing signs
on businesses Meadows
listing emer-
gency contact
information in the event of a
natural disaster.
All programs, said Harrison,
could be impleriented at "mini-
mal cost."
Responding to a question on
how the department could more
efficiently use its manpower,
Nugent said four officers are on
the road at any given time: two in
the north end of the county and
two in the south.
"It's a long way from one end
of the county to respond. I don't
think we have enough," he said,
adding, "We're about as short as
we can cut."
Harrison took issue with the'
number of officers placed on traf-
fic control on area highways.
"That's the highway patrol's
job. We need to be in the com-
munity and able to respond," he
said.
A final question asked Nugent
if there was truth to the claim that
his chief deputy asked sheriff's
office employees to sign a petition
supporting his candidacy.
If so, the question continued,
do the employees who did not
sign fear retaliation?
Nugent responded by saying he
never directed his staff to circu-
late a petition.
"I have not taken any retali-
ation. I haven't fired anybody,


Hess


reprimanded anybody, cut any
paycheck," he continued. "This
is a battle between me and Mike
and not the employees of the
Sheriff's Department."

State Attorney Race
Republican incumbent Steve
Meadows debated Democratic
opponent Glenn Hess in the State
Attorney 14th Judicial Circuit
race.
Meadows cited what he
described as a "record of suc-
cess" as state attorney, noting his
efforts to reduce alcohol related
traffic fatalities and identity theft
of senior citizens.
Saying his office has prosecut-
ed "more trials in the history of
the circuit," Meadows boasted
that the 14th Judicial Circuit
leads the state in the number
of felony offenders sentenced to
prison.
Hess offered a competing ver-
sion of Meadows' record, saying
the circuit had the "fourth-worst
conviction rate in the state" in
2007 and the worst among small
counties.
Answering a question about
the changes he would make in
office, Hess 'advocated weekly
training programs to better
prepare lawyers for trial and


increase conviction rates.
In his 14-year career as a
circuit judge, Hess said he dis-
covered "attorneys didn't know
things that an intern, should
know."
Hess also said he would pare
down the budget and "bring the
technology of the 21st century
into the courtroom."
Meadows took issue with
Hess' conviction rate statistics,
saying the Florida Department of
Corrections' Web site supports
his assertions.
Disputing Hess' notion that
attorneys are not adequately
trained, Meadows sited in-house
training by the National College
of District Attorneys.
, Meadows said he would "not
apologize for going to Tallahassee
and bringing jobs back to the
Panhandle."
Injustifying his budget increas-
es, Meadows cited Gulf County's
first victim's advocate and two
full-time prosecutors.
"Expansions of services come
at a cost," he said.
When asked if the Martin Lee
Anderson case in Bay County
was handled correctly, neither
Meadows nor Hess commented
directly on the verdict.
Meadows said he thought
"good people's reputations were
sullied at the expense of politi-
cal expediency," and noted that
competing agendas "brought
pressure to bear on the judi-
cial process in a way that was
shameful."
Recalling a meeting of circuit
judges convened prior to the
case, Hess said he vowed not to
comment on the trial as it hap-
pened.
Noting that all rule of proce-
dure were followed in the case,


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Hess added, "We do have a deci-
sion in the Martin Lee Anderson
case, and we're bound to honor
and respect it."

U.S. Congressional
District 2
With Democratic incum-
bent Allen Boyd a no-show,
Republican Mark Mulligan took
the stage alone to discuss his bid
for U.S. Congressional District 2
of Florida.
Mulligan described an uncon-
ventional path to politics, recount-
ing his years as a real estate and
development business owner and
earning a PhD in mass com-
munication from Florida State
University.
Identifying himself as a "schol-
ar," not a politician, Mulligan said
he could "no longer stand on the
sidelines and watch our country
face so many challenges," energy
independence chief among them.
Mulligan expressed disappoint-
ment with the bailout bill and
Congress' stands on immigration
and national security.
"The most dangerous words
in the English language are, 'I'm
from the government, and I'm
here to help,'" he quipped.
While noting Boyd had been
successful at "placing money
strategically across the counties,"
Mulligan said he was "more eager
to work on national issues and
legislation than working in the
district."

Next week: Gulf County
Commission District 1 candi-
dates debate in Wewahitchka.
To read more about candidates
for Gulf County Commission
Districts 3 and 5, see last week's
Star.


Local Parties Prepare for Presidential Election


By Despina Williams
Star Staff Writer

With the presidential
election less than two
weeks away, Gulf County's
Republican and Democratic
parties are focused on
increasing voter turnout.

Republicans
Gulf County Republican
Party members have
begun calling area reg-
istered Republican and
Independent voters who
have not voted in recent
presidential elections.
Chairman Gary Ross
said the local Republican
party has obtained this
information through
the Republican National
Committee's Voter Vault,
an online database.
One Republican party
volunteer calls selected.
voters in each of the coun-
ty's eight precincts.
In the past two presi-
dential campaigns, Gulf
County voters favored
Republican candidates by
comfortable margins.
In 2000, President
George W. Bush earned
3,550 votes to Al Gore's
2,397. Bush increased
his margin of victory four
years later, taking Gulf
County 4,805 to 2,407
against Democratic rival
John Kerry.
While predicting another
local Republican victory,
Ross noted a need to run
up the score.
"We're confident Gulf
County will go for (John)
McCain, but we want to
offset the votes downstate,"
he said.
The local Republicans
have been active in distrib-
uting McCain signs to vot-
ers throughout the county.
Two weeks ago, Ross
received another large ship -
ment of signs, which he
said are in high demand.
"The McCain-Palin signs
are so popular, people are
stealing them from one
yard and putting them in
their yard," he said.
As part of the get-out-
the-vote push, Republican
party members also are
hosting political appear-
ances at local schools.
Last week, Ross accom-
panied State Rep. Jimmy
Patronis, D-Panama City, to
Wewahitchka Elementary
School, where he spoke
about his time in state
government.
The party also is plan-
ning an essay contest for


The local Republican and Democratic parties have distributed John McCain and Barack Obama signs throughout the county,.


fourth- and fifth-grade stu- Democratic Party has
dents, who will be reading worked closely with area
McCain's and Democratic Obama campaign manager
candidate Barack Obama's Ron Harris to rally support
autobiographies, from a variety of demo-
Ross noted that all in- graphics.
school appearances are According to Democratic
non-partisan. He wel- Party chair Zebe Schmidt,
comed local Democrats to the local Obama for Change
join Republicans in teach- group has received support
ing students the impor- from young people, profes-
tance of the Democratic sionals, teachers, and those
process. who have not tradition-
"It's a civics lesson. It ally been involved in the
really is nonpartisan in the Democratic Party, includ-
schools," he said. ing a few Republicans.
"There's a tremendous
Democrats diversity of people in these
groups," Schmidt said. "I
The Gulf County see the Democratic Party


in Gulf being more active
than the past 15 years I've
been here, and a lot of
that activity is centered
around electing Obama
president."
Schmidt has been most
encouraged by the number
of young people volufnteer-
ing their time to the cam-
paign.
,She likened the youthful
excitement over Obama to
the embrace of President
John F Kennedy's candi-
dacy in 1960.
Thirty-five volunteers
have signed on for the local
Obama campaign.
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area homes and call voters
from their cell phones.
They stress the differ-
ences between Obama and
McCain's campaign plat-
forms and have launched
calling blitzes before each
presidential debate.
"We feel that will make a"
huge difference," Schmidt
said, noting that the major-
ity of county residents
make less than $50,000 a
year and should respond
well to Obama's remarks
on economic policy.
Primarily, the Democrats
are focused on encourag-


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Nov. 4.
"There's a lot of getting
together and talking to
people, first and foremost
about voting, regardless
of who their voting for,"
Schmidt said.
This week, the
Democratic Party received
a shipment of Obama yard
signs.
Schmidt said members
will distribute the signs
to residents in Port St.
Joe and Wewahitchka and
will share some with the
Apalachicola Obama for
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Obama Campaign Wades into Water War


By Ryan Burr
Florida Freedom
Newspapers

A representative from Sen.
Barack Obama's presidential
campaign appeared Oct. 16
in Panama City to relay the
candidate's pledge to sup-
port a national study assess-
ing the Apalachicola River's
water supply.
Though Florida's congres-
sional delegation already
has agreed to move for-
ward with the National
Research Council study,
Obama's Florida policy direc-
tor Ian Bassin said at the St.
Andrews Marina it is a first
to have presidential candi-
date back the plan "after two
decades of endless litigation"
over how much flow Florida,
Alabama and Georgia receive
from the Apalachicola-
Chattahoochee-Flint river
basin.


"The Panhandle region
needs new national leader-
ship; that's why I'll ask the
National Research Council to
assess the water supply and
recommend the best way to
fairly allocate those scarce
resources," Bassin read
from Obama's statement.
"We'll clean up the St. John's
River (in eastern Florida),
and we'll enforce the laws
already on the books that
protect Florida's beaches.
Florida can't afford four
more years of a Washington


that places ideology over
science."
Applauding the
announcement Thursday
were members of the
Franklin County Seafood
Worker's Association, John
Robert Middlemas of the
Apalachicola Riverkeeper
board and Jackson County
Commissioner Jeremy
Branch, also a member of the
Apalachicola River Riparian
County Stakeholder's
Coalition.
"We couldn't be happier,"


"The Panhandle region needs new
national leadership; that's why I'll
ask the National Research Council
to assess the water supply and
recommend the best way to fairly
allocate those scarce resources."
a statement from Sen. Barack Obama


Middlemas said of
Obama's support. "The river
defines Apalachicola, and for
years, we've been calling for
this study, something that
was credible and scientific.
This will show the minimum
flow needed to maintain the
viability of the river."
Bassin said Republican
presidential candidate John
McCain has been silent on the
water war between Florida,
Alabama and Georgia.
The two Georgia sena-
tors, Johnny Isakson and
Saxby Chambliss, both
Republicans, wrote Obama
a letter Oct. 17 expressing
their disappointment with
his comments.
They wrote that his words
"reflect a fundamental lack
of understanding of the
nature of the problems in
the ACF and ACT basins,"
as well as a "cavalier dis-
regard for the needs of the
residents of Georgia."
The two senators indicat-
ed they opposed the NRC
study and backed the pro-
cess now underway of updat-
ing the water control manu-
als. "Such an update would
include studies to assess
water supply and demand,
and environmental manage-
ment practices for ALL the
users and stakeholder in the
basins, not just those on the
Apalachicola River and Bay,"
they wrote.


"To ask the corps to
ignore its responsibilities
under federal law in favor of
the residents of Florida is a
clear affront to the residents
of Georgia."
The letter detailed the two
senators' past involvement
in the water sharing talks.
"We have worked to find-
a solution that benefits not
only the people of our state,
but all those who reside in
the river basins," they wrote
in closing. "It is unfortunate
that you wish to undo the
good work we have done
to find a solution for all the
people in the river basin
and instead prioritize the
needs of only the people of
Florida."
Alabama, Florida and
Georgia all use water from
the three-river basin, and
those water levels are affect-
ed by Atlanta's use of Lake
Lanier, the sprawling met-,
ro's drinking-water source.
Recent years of drought in
the Southeast exacerbated a
water war among the states,
and Bassin said 11 lawsuits
are pending over this battle.
Earlier this year, the U.S.
Army Corps of Engineers,
which maintains flow of the
river basin, issued a deci-
sion allowing the rate of flow
to be dropped.,
U.S. Rep. Allen Boyd,
D-Monticello, has argued
Georgia'swater consumption


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is a peril to endangered spe-
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in Florida. In a forum this
summer, he cited three
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national study.
"It will not be easy deter-
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Apalachicola area's estuar-
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this river never dried up,
just having Mother Nature
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there are dams and the
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He said the impact of
reduced flow has been felt
already, with up to 70 per-
cent of the oyster-catch
areas in Apalachicola Bay
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way through the courts,"
Jorns said. "It seems like
these communities are
trying to pull the federal
government into a state's
rights issue. The authority
given to the Corps is sup-
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desires. If that is out of
.kilter, this is an opportu-
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looks like to the states with
regard to water."
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till the lawsuit plays out
before you take any action?"
he asked. "The bay will be
dead by then."
George Floyd told Jorns
he was "one of the few peo-


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interests on both ends of
the river. As a major prop-
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telling you what will hap-
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a severe drought, and peo-
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ent ideas of what people
think the river needs. We
are partnering with the
Corps and the states to get
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We provide a forum."


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our fellow citizens we want, need and expect experience and leadership.
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The Gulf County Sheriff's Office will
be conducting vehicle safety checkpoints
and DUI checkpoints during the month
of October. The checkpoints will be held
throughout the county to include Highway
98 near St. Joe Beach, Highway 98 and
Garrison Ave, C-30 Simmons Bayou,
Highway 71 North of White City, Highway
22 and Highway 22A, Highway 71 and
Westarm Creek, Highway 71 Dalkieth Area
and Highway 71 near the Calhoun line.

Arrests
On Oct. 13, Dixie Lee McDaniel, 52, was
arrested and charged with burglary and
grand theft. It is alleged that McDaniel went
to a residence on 2nd St. in Wewahitchka,
entered a shed and stole a chain saw, gas
tank and weed eater. He also was arrested
on two Bay County warrants for burglary.
On Oct. 13, Stephen Gerard Muscarella,
19, was arrested on a violation of proba-
tion warrant. The original charge was
Possession of alcohol by a minor.
On Oct. 15, Todd Allen Mohr, 18, was
arrested on a Bay County warrant for pos-
session of a controlled substance.
On Oct. 15, Michael Deane Ward, 40,


was arrested on a violation of probation
warrant from Calhoun on an original
charge of battery.
On Oct. 15, deputies received a call from
a local pharmacy concerning an altered
prescription. During the investigation, it
was learned that the prescription had been
altered. The next morning when the sus-
pects picked up the medication, they were
arrested. Linda Diane Buchanan, 59, and
Thomas Dewayne Clark, 40, were charge
with uttering a forged instrument and pos-
session of a controlled substance. During
the investigation it was learned that they
may have uttered additional prescriptions
and additional charges are pending.
On Oct. 17, Tammy Nichols Finch, 37,
was arrested on a violation of probation
warrant. The original charge was DWLSR.
On Oct. 17, George Bryant IV, 35, was
arrested on a violation of probation war-
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On Oct. 18, Bradley Houston Sanders,
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on the eastern side. But he said he's will-
ing to abandon that idea if such firm dis-
content remains for the project. "The city
doesn't want to put something in that no
one wants."
Cathey said that if and when the side-
walk starts on east side of the city, every
property owner would have chance to look
at proposed path to see how their property
would be affected, even the actual sidewalk
will on the state's right of away.
Cathey said there has been concern that
if a sidewalk was laid on the north side of
U.S. 98, people would also want to park on
north side of road.
"I don't necessarily agree. Right now,


almost everyone parks on the south side
of i-oad to get to beach. "If it does happen,
we would take corrective action, via land-
scaping or signs to ensure the north side
doesn't become a parking lot in front of
their houses."
Nosidewalkhere.com, on their Web site,
says the beach would become a "potential
death zone by attracting the public' (young
and old) to entertain themselves recre-
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West Gadsden Defeats Wewa football 24-12


Wewahitchka's defense
helped the Gators to a
12-7 halftime lead but
couldn't hold on in the
second half, when West
Gadsden scored 17 unan-
swered points.
Wewahitchka took a 6-0
lead when Chance Knowles
intercepted a pass and
returned it 14 yards for
a touchdown. Knowles
recovered a fumble in
the second quarter to set
up a 12-yard touchdown
pass from Cody Wade to
Beau McCorvey to give the
Gators the 12-7 lead.
Wewahitchka (2-4, 1-
3 District 1-1A) hosts
Sneads on Friday.

Reserve Your Spot
in the Dome
Reserved seats for
home basketball games


inside the R. Marion Craig
Coliseum are 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 sec-
tions above the lower
tier of seats, is $60 this
season, down from $100
in previous season. 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 regu-
lar season.
For more information
or to reserve your seat,
contact Kurnitsky at the
high school at 229-8251.


Senior Citizen's
Tourney Nov. 1
The team slots are fill-
ing up for the sixth annu-
al Senior Citizen's Select
Shot Golf Tournament, but
we still have room for a
few more.
The tournament will be
held at 1 p.m. ET Nov.
1 at the St. Joseph Bay
Country Club.
Anyone who would like
to form a team is asked
to call Jerry Stoke at 899-
1036. Teams must register
prior to Monday, Oct. 27,
so we can plan our meal.
This tournament is
conducted each year to
provide the badly needed
funds for the last quarter
of the year for our beloved
senior citizens.
The registration fee is
$60, which covers your


cart rental, green fees and
a delicious dinner at the
awards programs. There
will be a chance for win-
ning $10,000 for a hole in
one and special event priz-
es for longest drive and
shot closest to the hole.
This tournament is open
to the public, members
and guests.
Players may pick up an
entry form at the Hannon
Insurance Agency, Senior
Citizen's Center in PSJ
and at the St. Joseph Bay


Country Club Pro-Shop.
The teams will be
required to meet the hand-
icap requirements on the
entry form.
There will be a play-
ers talk on the practice
putting green area, pic-
tures taken, practice balls
provided and a chance to
have a great time, play a
round of golf with your
friends and help this wor-
thy cause.
Please call Jerry Stokoe
to register your team. Any


player who does not have
a team will be put on a
standby list. Should a
player not be able to play
the standby, players will
fill in the spots where the
handicaps match up.
The course is looking so
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EXPERIENCE THAT COUNTS!

EXPERIENCE Working with budgets to help reduce the burden to the
ad valorem tax payer. (Past County Commissioner) (Past Business Owner).

EXPERIENCE To create jobs and help diversify our economy.
(Present Chairman Port St. Joe Port Autority).

E XPE RIENCE To know where our County has been and the vision to
lead to the future. (Lifelong Resident) (Lifelong Public Servant).

E XP E RIE NC E With local state and federal agencies and legislatures
to help accomplish our countries needs. (Past Chairman Small County Coali-
tion, Lobbying for Small County Needs).

Some Dist. 5 and County issues we need to address:
Tax Relief
Stump Hole Roadway Protection
Fire Station on North of Cape and Indian Pass
Working with DEP on CCCL and 30 Year ECL Line Issues
Scheduled Routine Beach Clean-up

Dear voter, resident, and all living in our County,
My involvement with our community over the past 30 years gives
me a unique perspective of our County's and Dist. 5 needs. As your County
Commissioner from 1992-2000 I was a leader on issues that were important to
you. I worked on budget and tax issues, FEMA issues, DEP permitting issues and
many others. The relationships I have developed over the years will be invaluable
to accomplishing the needs and goals of our County. My desire and motives in
becoming your next County Commissioner has always been and always will be to
serve you and my record demonstrates that. I humbly ask for your vote for County
Commissioner Dist. 5.

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Local Resident, Airman to


Run Marine Corps Marathon


Running a marathon is an intense chal-
lenge, but according to ,a local Air Force
airman, the pain and sacrifice associated
with the 26.2-mile trek is endurable in
comparison to the many sacrifices made
by members of the armed forces and
their families while serving our country.
Among the thousands of runners par-
ticipating in the Marine Corps Marathon
on Sunday, Oct. 26, 1st Lieutenant
Patrick Wilkinson, a Tyndall Air Force
Base officer and avid runner, will be
dedicating his efforts during the annual
marathon to the memory of Army Capt.
Michael Cerrone.
Capt. Cerrone, a member of the Army's
82nd Airborne Division, was killed in
November 2006 when an improvised
explosive device detonated near his vehi-
cle during combat operations in Iraq.
"Michael sacrificed his life for our
country, so if I can pay him tribute by
running this marathon, that's the least I


Geri McCarthy, Debbie Atmoor, Andrew Rowell, Will McLemore and Kenny Strange won
first place in the adult division.


LGA Autumn Action a Success


The third annual LGA Autumn Action
Tournament was an outstanding success!
Even in these tough economic times, the
Gulf County community supported our
local youth with sponsorships, item dona-
tions for door prizes and turning out to
play in the golf tournament at St. Joseph
Bay Country Club. Dyslexia Research
Institute's High School/High Tech at Port
St. Joe High School and the Women
Athletes Supporting Women Athletics were
the charities supported by the event. Men,
women and teens all came out to enjoy a
great day of beautiful weather, golf, prizes-
. a-plenty and wonderful food.
Austin Lee Ard and Samual Ard rep-
resented Woodland Hall Academy in
Tallahassee. Grant Rish and Allen Dykes
represented St. Joseph Bay Country Club.
-.The St. Joe Team took the first place for
the teens, and Grant won Closest to the
Pin and Closest to the Line.
The first-place team in the adult divi-
sion was Kenny Strange, Andrew Rowell,




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Debbie Atmoor and Will McLemore.
Second place was Bubba Harmon, Barbara
Harmon, Judge Al Clawson and Wiley
Allgood. Third place was a team from Bay
County and included Daniel Kitchen, Mike
Kitchen, Matt Smith and Daniel Whitacre.
Fourth place team was Geri McCarthy,
Eric Schoelles, Gerald Bamberg and Dan
McCarthy.
For women, Closest to the Pin was
Beth Bauer, and Closest to the Line was
Dr. Anne Thompson from Tennessee. For
men, Closest to the Pin was Dr. Fred
Thompson from Tennessee and Closest to
the Line was Eric Schoelles. The putting
contest was won by Patricia Hardman.
The money raised for the High School/
High Tech program will be used to place
students with disabilities in summer intern-
ship programs, sometimes allowing these
students to have their first paying job while
learning good work skills. The WASWA
funds will be used to encourage girls in
sports in Port St. Joe and Wewahitchka.


Above are Ryan Thompson, Armaine Bailey, Neicha Walker, Stephanie Fisher and Robyn
Rennick. Above right, Grant Rish, pictured with Geri McCarthy, won Closest to the Pin and
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can do," Wilkinson said. "I had the honor
of running in Michael's name last year as
well, and when I saw how much it meant
to his family, I knew I had to do it again
this year."
To salute fallen heroes, each mara-
thon participant raises funds in support
of the Tragedy Assistance Program for
Survivors (TAPS). TAPS provides grief
resources, survivor seminars for adults,
support camps for children, crisis care
and peer-based emotional support pro-
grams to help families of America's fallen
military heroes.
"TAPS provides an invaluable support
network for military families, and should
anything ever happen to me, I want to
make sure my family has the same sup-
port available," Wilkinson said.
To donate, volunteer or learn more
about the TAPS "Run and Remember
Team" visit https://taps.kintera.org/
mcm2008/coolcatpatl.


PSJHS Pigskin Golf Tourney Nov. 8


The Port St. Joe High School football
and cheerleader programs will be hosting
the first Pigskin Classic Golf Tournament
at 1 p.m. EDT Nov. 8 at the St. Joseph
Bay Country Club. It will be open to all
members and guests. The entry fee will
be $60 per person and will include the
green fee, golf cart, 'range balls, door
prizes and a hamburger dinner to be
served during the awards program.
Entry forms will be available at the St.
Joseph Bay Country Club Pro Shop, Port
St. Joe High School and Coast2Coast
Printing on Marina Drive. All players
must meet the handicap requirements.
The deadline for entry will be Nov. 5.
Any individual, business or organiza-
tion that would like to sponsor a team
or a hole is asked to contact Coach Vern
Barth or Krichelle McGhee at Port St.
Joe High School 229-8251.
Athletes are looking to fill 22 slots
of four-person teams and find 18 hole
sponsors at $20 each.

Women's Winter Football
Association Announced
Women's Winter Football Association
Leagues are being formed in North
Florida, East Coast, West Coast, South
Florida and Central Florida. Teams can
join whichever league is the best for them
geographically. Each league will host its
own championship and make its own
rules. There will be no overnight travel,
and cities can host more than one team.
Anyone 16 or older will be allowed to
participate. The new teams also are being
offered to player groups for ownership,
and interested parties should contact the
NWFA for details. There is no cost to own
a team. Instead, there are annual dues to
be a part of the Women's Winter Football
Association.
Though the NWFA still will run women's
football on a national level in the spring,
these winter leagues will give women who
want to play football an opportunity to
do so at a time of year that is better for


attracting fans and team support.
"It's always been a struggle for Florida
teams to attract players, sponsors and
fans since the weather was so hot. Now,
with the opportunity to play when the
weather's gorgeous and the snowbirds
are in town, we think they'll see a big
increase in their bottom lines," said
NWFA CEO Catherine Masters.
The dates and location for tryouts are
9-11 a.m. CDT Oct. 25, Nov. 1, and Nov.
8 at Mowatt Middle School, 1903 W. Hwy.
390, Lynn Haven.
For additional information, call Dave
Freeland at (850) 319-7568 or the NWFAs
national office at (615) 860-4084 or visit
www.WomensRegionalFootball.com.

Port St. Joe Basketball
Registration Opens Soon
The City of Port St Joe Parks and
Recreation Department registration for
the winter basketball League will be held
over the next few weeks. Registration
forms may be picked up at City Hall,
Washington Gym or at the Public Works
Department.
Registration times are 5-7 p.m. EDT
Nov. 13 at Washington Gym and 5-7
p.m. EDT Nov. 20 at the STAC House
Boys and girls ages 8 to 12 are invited
to play. Players must be at least 8 years
old before Aug. 1 in order to play. The
registration fee is $25 per child. A par-
ent or legal guardian will be required to
sign the paperwork at registration.
Practice times and locations will
be arranged between coaches and
parents. Practices will be held the
Washington Gym on Monday, Tuesdays
and Thursdays between 5:30 p.m. and
8 p.m.
Practices will begin during the week
of Dec. 8, and games will begin Jan. 13,
2009.
Coaches and referees are needed. If you
are interested in coaching or refereeing,
contact Mike Lacour at (850) 774-6446
or Charles Gathers at (850) 340-1861.


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basketball League will be held over the next few weeks. Registration forms may be
picked up at City Hall, Washington Gym or at the Public Works Department.
Registration will be held at:
Washington Gym, Thursday November 13th from 5:00 p.m. till 7:00 p.m.
STAC House, Thursday November 20th from 5:00 p.m. till 7:00 p.m.
Boys and Girls ages 8 to 12 are invited to play winter league basketball. Players must
be at least 8 years old before August 1st in order to play. The registration fee is $25 per
child. A parent or legal guardian will be required to sign the paperwork at registration.
Practice times and locations will be arranged between coaches and parents. Practices
will be held the Washington Gym on Monday, Tuesdays, and Thursdays between 5:30
pm and 8:00 pm.
Practices will begin during the week of December 8th and game will begin on Tuesday
January 13, 2009.
Coaches and referees are needed. If you are interested in coaching or refereeing,
please contact Mike Lacour at 850-774-6446 or Charles Gathers at 850-340-1861.
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Sharks Gain


Ground With


District Win
By Josh Weinfuss
Florida Freedom Newspapers
Port St. Joe finally was able
to do what it hasn't done all sea-
son: Win on the road.
The feat was accomplished
with a 27-13 victory Friday night
in a critical District 1-1A game
against Liberty County that was
decided by the Tiger Sharks'
ground game. They finished with
253 rushing yards and scored
two of their four TDs by that
route.
With the win, the Tiger Sharks
(4-2, 3-1) became instant con-
tenders for the district title, and
for now, at least a playoff berth.
"That kinda put us back into
it," PSJ first-year coach Vern
Barth said. "Mainly because
that's our first road win of the
season. We just needed to get the
monkey off our back."
After Friday's game, the


Bulldogs (3-3, 2-2) are going
have their coach all over theirs.
"We had the worst week of
practice I've known that I've ever
been associated with," Liberty
County coach Grant Grantham
said. "And we played like it.
"Not to take anything away
from Port St. Joe; they played
hard. We just didn't do what
we're taught to do."
Liberty County scored first,
when Terrance Evans hit Kevin
McCray for a 70-yard catch and
run with just less than 3 min-


utes left in the first half. And
the Bulldogs scored last, when
backup quarterback Nolan
Brown connected with McCray
for an 11-yard score.
In between, it was all Tiger
Sharks.
It started with PSJ junior
Willie Quinn returning the kick-
off after Liberty County's first
score 48 yards to the Bulldogs'
47. Three plays later, PSJ quar-
terback Tyrone. Dawson hit
Calvin Pryor for a 27-yard TD
catch to tie the game 7-7.


Dawson scored on a 2-yard
run that gave PSJ the lead for
good at 14-7 late in the second
quarter. His second TD pass of
the game went for 45 yards to
Quinn with less than a minute
left in the first half.
Barth started Pryor at quar-
terback in the second half and
he led them on an opening drive
that lasted 11 minutes, 1 sec-
ond. It culminated with a 2-yard
run by Greg Farmer that put
PSJ up 27-7.
Dawson threw for 82 yards
and two scores on 3 of 8 pass-
ing. McCray had 91 receiving
yards for Liberty County and his
brother, Keith McCray, had 43
yards rushing. The Tiger Sharks
had five players with 20 more
rushing yards including Pryor
with 65, Darrel Smith with 60
and Farmer with 57.
Port St. Joe blocked a field
goal and a punt, but lost two
fumbles late in the game.
Evans rushed for 97 yards
on 12 carries and threw for 89
yards, despite P8J structuring
its game plan around him. He
came out with 6 minutes left in
the game after a vicious hit and
did not return.
"He is a tremendous athlete,"
Barth said. "He gave us prob-
lems all night."


Rish Qualifies

for Regional

Tourney
The Port St. Joe High School
boys' golf team competed in the
District 3-1A golf tournament
at Wildwood Country Club in
Wakulla. Port St. Joe shot an 18-
hole team score of 363. Grant
Rish led the team with a 74,
followed by Jacob Combs (84),
Nathan Tarantino (99), Evan
Branch (106) and Brandon
Strickland (111). The four low-
est scores were counted as the
team score.
Rish qualified for the regional
tournament and was tourna-
ment medalist.
Rish, Spencer Cokley (78)
of North Florida Christian and
John Revell (80) of R.F Munroe
were the individual winners.
The region tournament was
held Tuesday at Tiger Point Golf
and Country Club's East Course
in Gulf Breeze.


Turkey Hunt with Commissioner Bronson Up for Bid


Florida Farm Bureau's Young
Farmer and Rancher program
is auctioning off a weekend tur-
key hunt with Commissioner
of Agriculture Charles H.
Bronson.
The high bidder will purchase
a two-person, guided turkey
hunt at Evans Farm in North
Florida. The hunt will take
place the weekend of March
21 or March 29, 2009, based
on the commissioner's sched-


ule. Hunters will arrive Friday
afternoon and depart after the
Sunday morning hunt. The hunt
will include full accommoda-
tions and guide service.
"We hope the avid tur-
key hunters will gobble up
this opportunity to hunt with
Commissioner Bronson," said
Florida Farm Bureau President
John L. Hoblick. "What better
way to celebrate the advent of
spring?"


Bids will be accepted until
midnight EDT Jan. 30, 2009.
The auction is being conducted
entirely online at the Florida
Farm Bureau Federation's Web
site, http://FloridaFarmBureau.
org.
"The rule will be one gobbler
per person," Hoblick said. "A
high degree of success can be
anticipated if an individual can
sit still and shoot straight."
Florida Farm Bureau's Young


Farmer & Rancher program
helps agriculturists between the
ages of 18 and 35 develop orga-
nizational leadership skills. The
YF&R Leadership Group offers
individuals a two-year program
of educational, professional and
leadership development.
The Florida Farm Bureau
Federation is the state's larg-
est general-interest agricultural
association with about 140,000
member-families statewide.


Photo courtesy of coach Jim
Belin
Grant Rish looks over a bird-
ie putt on No. 11 at Wildwood
Country Club.


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FEE: $60 per person or $240 per 4-person team.
Includes green fee, golf cart, range balls, and hamburger plate.
Registration is at 12:30 p.m.
Tournament begins at 1 p.m. with a shotgun start.
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Space is limited to 88 players, so sign up early!

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Barbara Radcliff

For

County Commissioner District 5

A Letter to District 5 Voters,
Although my message to you is long, there is much that needs to be said. Since early voting is already underway, it is important I address as many
issues with you as possible.
I want to represent you, the voters and taxpayers of District 5. Although this is my first bid for political office, I have 25 years successful business
experience working along side my late husband for 17 years as we grew our business. During recent weeks, I have outlined my hands-on expertise in
many areas including budgets, payroll, human resources. I am well qualified to represent District 5 for the next four years.

LIFELONG RESIDENT OR NEWCOMER
Yes, I am relatively new to Gulf County. I was born in Chipley, Florida; I grew up in Alabama; I moved to Georgia at age 18. I lived in Georgia
until I moved here in 2005. My roots in Gulf County are newly planted, but I grow deeper with each passing day. When my husband, Charles, and I were
looking for a home near the water, this area was the perfect choice we have never looked back. We love being here, and we are here to stay. All of us,
whether we were born and raised here or moved here from some distant locale have a vested interest in the future of our county. There are many talented
newcomers who contribute much to our community. Regardless of the route taken, we are all here now and together we can make Gulf County an even
better place to live.

SPECIAL INTERESTS & CONFLICT OF INTEREST
My allegiance will always be to the taxpayers and voters. I have not and will not accept any funding from special interest groups or political
action committees. My opponent has. I will come to the board indebted to no one.
I do not have any conflict-of-interest issues. I do not work for, nor am I associated with, any corporate entity doing business with Gulf County.
My opponent has an obvious conflict-of-interest. His employment at Preble-Rish forces him to abstain from voting on any issue involving his employer.
By abstaining, he is denying you the representation you pay for and deserve. I will be able to evaluate and vote on every issue brought before the board
on its merit and nothing more.

COUNTY-WIDE VOTING
It is crucial we achieve county-wide voting. Because five commissioners have the right to dip their hands into the taxpayer's pocket, every Gulf
County citizen should have the right to vote for all five commissioners. I'm wiling to put my name on a county-wide ballot current board members are
not. We are being denied county-wide voting because single district voting is the only way certain commissioners can preserve their current seats on the
Board. Furthermore, the arrogance and rudeness coming from the board will evaporate when the elected members understand that every citizen coming
before the Board has the right (through their vote) to determine who sits on the next BOCC.

TAXES & SPENDING
County spending is too high. Property taxes are too high. All departmental budgets should be zero based and each department head should give
a line item accounting of their budget request. The spending by the County Commission in the last 8 years is outrageous. Property owners need true tax
relief, and this will only come when the BOCC reduces its spending. A good place to get a handle on spending is to implement the work order system -
this will give us a true picture of the cost of each county project. The role of County Government is to provide essential services. Most of those services
fall under public safety and public health. Beyond that we must reduce spending to lighten the tax burden on our citizens. Families are having to cut back
and prioritize their spending; the county must do likewise.
I will immediately begin to reduce county spending by not accepting the $7,300 annual in-county travel allowance given each commissioner
- $36,500 total. I will not accept the $683 per month allotted per commissioner of your tax dollars to drive to work or the monthly allowance for each
commissioner's cell phone. The current BOCC seems to have forgotten whose money they are spending. I will always keep in mind that it is your money,
and I will do my best to be a good steward by cutting spending and reducing taxes wherever possible.

JOBS AND AFFORDABLE HOUSING
Jobs and affordable housing are essential for our county to prosper. The BOCC working with the Economic Development Council must offer
incentives to bring business and light industry to Gulf County. Counties across the country are competing for the same companies we want to attract. We
do not need to form more agencies or committees, but we do need to utilize the assets already in place.
Housing prices have moderated during the past two years but are still too high for many families. We need to turn the private sector loose.
Americans have always found a way to make things happen. With strong leadership, we can bring jobs and affordable housing to this area. We want to
give our children and grandchildren the opportunity to stay in, or return to Gulf County, when they are ready to start their families not have to move
elsewhere because there are no jobs and housing prices are too high.

VICTORY FOR GULF COUNTY
We are at a crossroads. Do we want to continue business as usual, or do we want to see the dawn of a new era in Gulf County government? The
BOCC and the citizens need to work together as a team for the good of everyone not just special interest groups. Do we want to end the status quo,
which I believe my opponent represents, or do we want to move forward with new leadership and a new vision for our county? If I receive the most votes
on November 4th my success will not be a win for Barbara Radcliff but a victory for you, the citizens of Gulf County.
If elected, I will give 100% of my energy and effort for the next four years to serving the Citizens of District 5 and Gulf County as a whole. Thank
you for taking the time to read my message. Finally, I'm asking for your vote. Early voting has already started, and of course, the general election is
November 4, 2008. Let's send a resounding message to the current BOCC there is a new wind blowing in Gulf County.
Barbara Radcliff
850-229-9562


barbararadcliff@fairpoint.net

Endorsed by the Realtor's Association Franklin Southern Gulf Counties as the candidate who best supports the goals and objectives that are in the best
interest of the real estate industry, real estate purchasers and owners in Franklin and Gulf Counties.

Political ad approved and paid for by Barbara Radcliff, Democrat, for County Commissioner District 5.
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Serving Gulf County and surrounding areas for 70 years


A14 Thursday, October 23, 2008 The Star, Port St. Joe, FL Established 1937








Pet of the Week B3


Obituaries B4


Unemployment Numbers B9


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Established 1937 Serving Gulf county and surrounding areas for 70 years


The Star, Port St. Joe, FL Thursday, October 23, 2008 SECTION B


Run


By Despina Williams
Star Staff Writer

With nainic like Run in
the RW\'. Certain iim.a .es
immedi,.tel\ come I ,
mind "
Th':,se mlrs beaxr
little re-senibl:dii:e to
the si lhis from the
recert Race for Antilsm .n
at Win d Mar k
The 10K race and
1-mile fun run wi-lk
drew someI 70
runners to W ,VrdM:ir1< k
Beach on Oct. 11
The rate. which ,
organizers hope \wi\ .ll
become cUal iinuial
event. raised inore than
$1,200 for the Growi\\li
Minds Center in Port 'St. Joe
Founded ilIs Autiust b\
board certified behavior ar-iahst
Christine Herms.dorfer. the
center provides iltn-ie. oine-
on-one instructions to cliddren
with autismn
Runners of all aesi aind
fitness levels partiLipated in
the 10K race. which followed a
scenic path Adona the old U S
98.
With a time of 44 2.5 36.
Grant Blair blew past his male
competitors to take hclione the
overall prize. and Kellie Arrant.
with 47.57 36. represented the
ladies
Boah rec ined tift ba4is
filled with .eo'.dies Irom the
WindMar k Bea h store .Josephl's
Cottaae.
Masters winners in the
over-40 category recened gilt
certificates tc Amdaida's Bistro
and Prickly Pear
Joe Edzge:omb. 45-3.5 57.
tookfirst fo'r the nit,-n. : d
Marty Kirkland, 52:38:44, was
the fastest female.
Saylor Mae Smith finished,
first in the 1-mile fun run/walk,
with a time of 9:26.
First-, second- and
third-place winners in all
age divisions received
medals shaped like puzzle
pieces, the official autism
awareness
symbol --. ,


Little ones Chase Lanford
and Luke Pickels were awarded
$25 each for being the event's
youngest participants, a gift
they declined.
"They didn't want the
money; they wanted medals,"
Hermsdorfer, who happily
obliged, said with a laugh.
All participants received
free race T-shirts and enjoyed
snacks and live nmus: by Sara-i

Hermsdorfer said the
event' proceeds \\ill
be used to keep the
center operatinlL while
it pursues grants.
Five students are-


Long Avenue Baptist nursery
facility, and three students are
on the waiting list.
The next fundraiser
tentatively is scheduled for
Dec. 5 at Turtle Beach Inn on
Indian Pass.
The event will feature


by Debbie
Hooper
The 10K
race and
1-mile fun
run/walk
benefited
the Growing
Minds Center
in Port St.
Joe, which
provides
intensive
instruction to
children with
autism. At
bottom left,
Luke Pickels
was among
the race's
youngest
participants.


RAW 10K run
Name
Overall Male Grant Blair
Maslers Male Joe Edgecomb
Overall Female Kellie Arrant
Masters Female Marly Kirkland

1-mile fun run


Finish
First
Second
Third


Youngest
Youngest
Oldest


Name
Saylor Mae Smitr,
Josie Adsir
Forrest Smith

Name
Chase Lanford
Luke Pickels
Linda Somero


Age Group
Male
14 and Under
15-19
20-24
25-29
30-34


35-39





40-44


45-49

50-54
55-59
60-64
65 and Up

Age Group
Female
14 and Under
15-19
20-24
25-29


30-34


35-39


40-44

45-49

50-54
55-59
60-64

65 and Up

1-Mile fun
Finish
1
2
3
4

6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13 1 'I
14
15 ,
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30


Name
No entrants
No entrants
No entrants
1. Joe Ross
1. Norton Arrant
2. Brad Buzzett
3. Bo Spring
1. David Freni
2. David Trevino
3. Brent Holman
4. B J. Smiley
5. Andy Payne
1. Michael Shuler
2. Louis Cordova
3. Thomas Thorpe
1. Kevin Lawrence
2. Bernard Arrambidez
1. Gumby Weckherhn
No entrants
No entrants
No entrants


Name
No entrants
No entrants
No entrants
1. Lauren Spring
2. Linde Marshall
1. Regina Porter
2. Nicki Guffy
3. Beverly Shirley
1. Dawn Bernardo
2. Sandra Obrien
3. Andrea Weckherlin
4. Trelles D'Alemberte
5. Lydia Miles
6. Anna Reynolds.
1.,Cneryl Spillers
2. April Bidwell
1. Mary Holley
2. Eileen Cosby
1. Jennifer Smith
No entrants
1. Ricki Vann
2. Shela Holland
No entrants


run complete results


Name
Saylor Mae Smith
Josie Adsit
Forrest Smith
Jake Musselwhite
AngelJunn
Cindy Arrambidet
Joanne Gallagher
Whitney Murphy
Chase Lanford
Payton Musselwhite
Terri Musselwhite
Anealia Bush
Louise Musselwhite
Debra Porter,
Stephanie Gaddis-Cribbs
Traci Gaddis
Gina Murphy
Beth Ann Murphy
John Ludlam
Linda Somero
Luke Pickels
Brendan Abbott
Gina Ferland
Briana Thomas
Cassie Massengill
Dianne Sanders
Cindy Thomas /
Mollie Ludlam
Rachel Foniaine
Karen Fontaine


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Time
0:44 28.36
0 4-15 38 57
0:47:57 36
0-52.38 44


Time
09:26
09.39
09:58


10K complete results


Time




0:58:15.77
0:48:39.06
0'51:58.18
1:06:24.59
0:45:11 47
0:50:24 28
0:54:56.62
0:58:05.93
0:58:43.09
0:47:06.30
0:47:23.00
0:48:30.44
0:49:34.91
0:51:03.66
0:50:27.82






Time




0:56:50.71
0:57:09.73
0:57:35.10
1:00:24.26
1 .08:42.59
0:50:39.29
,0:51:15.36
0:51:36.79
0:57:45.20
0:58:05.54
1:08:42.94
0:59:15.79
1:00:21.36
1:00:20.99
1:50:49.30
1:18:38.92

1:49:34.39
1:49:34.85


Time
09:26
09:39
09:58

11:24
11:29
11:53
12:00

12:55
12:55
13:23
13:31
14:10
14:28
1.4:28
14:47
16:08
16:07
16:23







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Ava Guy

Celebrates

1st Birthday
Ava Michelle Guy of Marianna turned
1 on July 17. She is the daughter of
Mike and Leigh Guy of Marianna.
A cookout and party was held July
19 at the home of her great-grand-
mother at WindMark Beach. Ava
enjoyed opening gifts from her family-
and friends.
Maternal grandparents are David
and Pam Arnette of Marianna.
Great-grandparents are Verna Burch
and the late Roy Burch of Port St. Joe,
Donna Arnette of Pensacola and the
late Bill Arnette.
Paternal grandparents are Vanessa
and William Goforth of Parrish and
Herman Guy of Marianna.
Great-grandfathers are Pal Guy of
Marinna and Sam West of Marianna.


Sara and Savanna are


Sara Grace and Savanna Shay Hysmith
will be celebrating their second birthday on
Oct. 24. They are the daughters of Jeremy
Hysmith of Wewahitchka and Amanda
Stripling of Marianna. They are the grand-
daughters of Renee Stripling of Altha, Steve
and Lisa Stripling and Connie and the


late Oscar Hysmith of Wewahitchka. Proud
great-grandparents of the girls are Ruth and
the late Fred Attaway of Altha, Mike and
Pat Stripling, Jake and RuthAnn Hysmith,
and Ann Hysmith all of Wewahitchka. Sara
and Savanna enjoy playing with their cat,
Cowboy and watching Dora the Explorer.'


Davien

is 7
Wowl Our little brother is
No. 71
Happy birthday, Davien.
Oct. 18, 2008
We love you,
Daniel and DanTasia
















Burrows

Birth
William and Shayla
Burrows are proud to
announce the birth and
homecoming of their son,
William Earl Burrows Jr.
The proud grandparents '
are Willie and Lydia Burrows
of Port St. Joe. .
William Earl Burrows Jr. .- L
weighed 8 pounds, 8 ounces .
at his birth on Oct. 6, 2008.
He was born at Gulf Coast
Medical Center.
He is welcomed home by
his uncle Eddie Burrows .
and aunt Vickie Lockstead
of Wewahltchka. I

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Woman's Club Leaders

Attend State Convention


The annual fall board of
directors meeting of the Florida
Federation for Women's Clubs
took place Sept. 12-14 in
Orlando. Hundreds of club mem-
bers, including Jan Brown, Rosa
Feltrop, Sharon Gaskin and Patty
Fisher from the Wewahitchka
Women's Club, went "Down on
the Farm" for a weekend of fun
and learning. The theme for the
upcoming two-year adminis-
tration is "Sharing Hope for a Ly
Better Tomorrow," and the spe- Whi
cial project for all clubs to work
on is Heifer International. Heifer's mis-
sion is to end poverty and hunger while
caring for the Earth.,
They do this by providing livestock
and trees to families and communities
in need, both here in the United States
and around the world. With these gifts
of animals come training and education
in their care as well as education on
sound agricultural practices to enhance
our earth.
The special guest speaker was Beatrice


Kiwanis


5:00pm Social and Registrat

6i3 pm Norton's Special St

7:30pm Auctions & Raffles.,


BOX-R-RANCH

November 6, 2008
Thursday Evening


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Auction. and Raffles %ill include outr 200 items featuring Guns. Hunting Gear, Outdoors Art,
Outdoor'. Equipment. and Special IIenms with raffles for Ladies and Kids.
IICKETS \\AI1L.BLE FROM:Preble Rish or Hannon Insurance in Port St. Joe,
all \palachicola State Bunk locations, Carrabelle Chamber of Commerce in Franklin County
and anm Liunw Cluh Memb-r: TICKETS: $50 INDIVIDUAL, $80 COUPLE, $25 CHILDREN
For Additional Info or Ordering Tickets Call:
850-227-7200. 229-1133, 527-1338 or 653-8805
Sponsor Tables Available


By Johanna White
In last week's article, I failed to
acknowledge that the Kiwanis Club cel-
ebrated. Dr. King's birthday during the
meeting. He won't tell us exactly how
old he is, so we got a balloon saying he
was "Old as Dirt" and made him a Dirt
Cake. I should be said that as of this
coming December, Dr. King has been
a member of the Kiwanis Club for 60
years.
At this week's meeting, we had a
membership drive inviting many busi-
ness leaders from the community to join
us for lunch and to consider becoming
a Kiwanian. We want to thank George
Duren, owner of the Piggly Wiggly, for


Bilira, a young woman whose
family received the gift of a
goat from Heifer International.
Beatrice shared her person-
al story about how that goat
changed her life.
Saturday was filled with
workshops ranging from scrap-
booking your club's history to
conservation projects for your
community to innovative ways to
make a difference in your town's
nda school. A workshop on domes-
tfield tic violence awareness provid-
ed much needed insights into
this growing family problem. Workshops,
on grant writing, "public relations tech-
niques, developing your leadership skills
and making public affairs a part of your
role as an informed voter were also con-
ducted.
A "Farmer's Market" of information
was held on Saturday night followed
by a "Heifer Hoe-Down" where every-
one ate, danced and got very excit-
ed about the upcoming two years .of
activities.



s Korner
providing the steaks. They'were deli-
cious. We want to thank Bo Pattereoe
and all of the Kiwanians who helped
make the membership drive a success,
We also. orientated new members
Mike Brantley, plant manager of Arizbnk
Chemical; Mark Haddock, an indepe5- '
dent businessman; and James Kennedy,
Gulf County's Veterans Service Officer.,'
The Port St. Joe Kiwanis Club m=et
at noon every Tuesday at the Gulf Comity
ARC and Transportation building, locaf-
ed off of Industrial Road. If you aTre
Interested in becoming a member cif- '
civic club and a great group of mon and
women dedicated to giving back to 'pu
community, contact Johanna White at
227-6268.


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Relay for Life



Kicks off Thursday


What better way to start a
celebration than with a pig
roast and luau around the
pool? Join us at the Port St.
Joe Relay For Life kickoff party
at 5:30 p.m. EDT Thursday,
Oct. 23, at Southern Resorts
at Barefoot Cottages, 3052 U.S.
98, Port St. Joe.
Everyone is invited to attend
the kickoff and start rallying
support for the next Port St. Joe
Relay For Life set for April 25,
2009. This year's relay theme is
Relay Around The World.
American. Cancer Society's
Relay For Life is supported by
thousands of volunteers, orga-
nizations and businesses who
truly make a difference. We
hope you will join this car-
ing group of leaders as they


celebrate cancer survivors,
remember those lost to cancer
and help fight back against this
deadly disease.
Relay For Life is an annu-
al overnight community event
where individuals and teams
camp out, barbecue, dance,
have fun and take turns walk-
ing around an illuminated track
relay-style to raise funds to
fight cancer. Relay For Life rep-
resents hope that those lost to
cancer will never be forgotten,
that those who face cancer will
be supported and that one day
cancer will be eliminated.
For more informa-
tion, or to join or sponsor
Relay For Life, call Suzanne
Doran at (850) 639-3407 or
SuzanneDoran@falrpoint.net.


Lighthouse Tours Being Offered This Fall


The St. George Lighthouse
Association. will begin offering
official lighthouse tours this
fall, including an ambitious
92-step hike for visitors interest-
ed in venturing to the top of the
77-foot-tall lighthouse that over-
looks St. George Island and the
Gulf of Mexico. The tours will be
conducted through the Cape St.
George Lighthouse Association
and will include a detailed histo-
ry of the 156-year-old mariner's
beacon as well as tour through
the adjacent lighthouse museum
and St. George Island Visitors'
Center.
The beginning of the official
tours this fall will mark an end
to most of the major lighthouse
reconstruction, although plans
to build a lighthouse keepers'
house and landscaping plans are
ongoing.
Efforts to relocate and rebuild
the St. George Lighthouse
began three years ago, after the


beacon, once located on Cape
St. George, toppled into the Gulf
in 2005 following years of bat-
tering from wind and waves.
An extensive restoration and
fundraising effort by area vol-
unteer lighthouse enthusiasts
salvaged bricks from the origi-
nal lighthouse and rebuilt the
historic landmark in its current
location.
The Cape St. George Island
Lighthouse soon will be includ-
ed as part of a three-county
self-directed driving tour of
lighthouses along the coast of
Franklin, Wakulla and Gulf
counties. Earlier this sum-
mer, the St. George Lighthouse
. Association was awarded a grant
to create a brochure that details a
self-directed driving tour of light-
houses along the coast includ-
ing the Cape St. George Light,
the St. Marks Lighthouse, the
Crooked River Lighthouse and
the Cape San Blas Lighthouse.


The brochures will display a
map of the drive between the
four lighthouses, and with each
lighthouse will include a his-
tory and description, contact
information, a picture, the days
and hours when the lighthouse
can be viewed, and mention any
amenities such as parks, muse-
ums, playgrounds, or visitor
centers.
The Cape St. George
Lighthouse, Museum and St.
George Island Visitors' Center
is one of several projects fund-
ed through the Franklin County
Tourism Development Council
(FCTDC). For more informa-
tion about the FCTDC, visit
www.anaturalescape.com. For
more information about the St.
George Island. Lighthouse or
Visitors' Center, contact the St.
George Island Visitors Center
at www.seestgeorgeisland.com
or Lighthouse Association at
www.stgeorgelight.org.


AREA BRIEFS


T hA-Truck and Fall Festival


Republican Party


I S Un I / II AUr\ BCHlI lA I (A II I IJLIv L AI

Sunday at Long Avenue Baptist to host concealed


The fourth annual Touch-A-Truck
and Fall Festival will be from 4-6 p.m.
EDT Sunday, Oct. 26, at Long Avenue
Baptist Church in Port St. Joe. The
event benefits Christmas for the Kids
and the Elderly in Gulf County. Bring
a bag of non-perishable foods or a
new toy to donate.
There will be fire trucks, ambu-
lances, police cars, dump trucks,
forklifts, antique cars and more for
kids of all ages to climb on, learn
how they work, sound the horns and
generally have some fun. Smokey
the Bear will be in attendance. 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, contact Suzanne Doran
at 639-3407 or SuzanneDoran@
fairpoint.net.' For more information
about the Christmas charity, call
Larry Broome at 229-8466.

Motorcycles to 'Ride for
Peace' Saturday
The Gulf County Domestic Violence
Task Force will sponsor its first "Ride
for Peace" Poker Run starting at
8 a.m. CDT Saturday, Oct. 25.
.The run, the proceeds of which
will benefit victims and children vic-
timized by domestic violence, will
start and end at Honeyville Park,
three miles south of Wewahitchka on
State 71.
- Sign in begins at 8 a.m. CDT, 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
chili lunch to 229-2901.
For more information, contact
the Domestic Violence Task Force at
229-2901.

AARP Offering Free Bus
Trip to Pioneer Village
The Mexico Beach AARP has
12 seats available on a free bus trip
to the Pioneer Village in Blountstown
on Friday, Oct. 24. The trip is open
to members and non-members, and
the only cost involved is $11.50 for
a meal. The bus will depart from
the Methodist Church in Mexico
Beach at 10 a.m. on the day of the
trip.
AARP meetings are every fourth
Friday at the Mexico Beach Methodist
Church.

Healthy Start Offers Free
Childbirth Classes
There will be two childbirth
class times scheduled on the Port
St. Joe end of the county. The eve-


ning childbirth class will begin be
5:30-7:30 p.m. on Tuesdays begin-
ning Oct. 21 for six weeks. The sec-
ond class will begin noon to 1 p.m.
starting Friday, Oct. 24, for four
weeks. Both will be held at St. Joseph
Care of Florida/Gulf County Health
Department. It is important that par-
ticipants arrive on time. Participants
can come alone or bring a birth part-
ner. Also, participants are welcome to
bring a sack dinner or lunch. Contact
Patricia to sign up for the class at
(850) 227-1276, ext. 150.

2008 Monarch Butterfly
Festival is Saturday

The 2008 Monarch Butterfly
Festival will be 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 25, at the St. Marks
National Wildlife Refuge.
Activities will include:
Monarch tagging demonstration
Live butterfly tent
Photo club booth
Crafts
Slide shows
Guided walks
*Van and wagon tours (reservations
necessary)
Butterfly plants for sale
Food by Wakulla Volunteer Fire
Department
The refuge is at 1255 Lighthouse
Road in St. Marks. For more infor-
mation, call (850) 925-6121 or visit
www.fws.gov/saintmarks.


weapons course


The Gulf County
Republican Party will
host a concealed weap-
ons course from 9 a.m.
to 3 p.m. EDT Nov. 8 at
the Gulf/Franklin Center
of Gulf Coast Community
College. Led by Second
Amendment expert Bill
Buntin, the course consists
of classroom time, lunch
and range time at the Gulf
Rifle Club. The course sat-
isfies requirements neces-
sary for an individual to
apply for a concealed weap-
ons permit in Florida.
Buntin is an NRA-cer-
tifled instructor and the
Second Amendment chair-
man for the Republican
Party of Florida. He has
served as chairman of the
Republican Party'of Pasco
County since 2002.
"We offer this, pro-
gram to ,the communi-
ty so Gulf County' sees


through our actions what
the Republican Party
stands for: protecting our-
selves, our families and
our constitutional rights,"
said cvent chairman Clay
Burdeshaw. "We're putting
on display the principles
our party holds dear."
Local women are
especially invited to
participate.
Cost of the seminar is
$40, and space is limit-
ed. Registration is due by
Nov. 1. Participants must
bring photo identification,
their own handgun and
one box of ammunition.
Safety equipment will be
made available, and a lim-
ited number of handguns
will be available to those
who need them.
For registration con-
tact Debbie Ashbrook
at 647-3639 or Clay
Burdeshaw at 527-9061.


Hershey is a 2-year-old small lab mix. She is an
adorable, playful 25-pound bundle of joy waiting patient-
ly for a loving home. Hershey is current on her shots, has
been spayed and is on heartworm prevention.
Call Kam at 670-8417 for more details or visit
the Franklin County Humane Society at 244 State Route
65 in Eastpoint.
Or log onto the society's website at www.forgot-
tenpets.org to see more of my adorable, and adoptable,
friends.
Remember when you adopt a friend for life, you
not only save the life of that pet, you make room for us to
save the life of one more abandoned dog or cat!
TIME IS NOT RIGHT FOR ADOPTION BUT
STILL WANT TO HELP? CONSIDER BEING
A FOSTER PARENT! CONTACT MELODY
AT 227-1103 OR 227-8652.
DON'T FORGET YOUR SCIENCE DIET
& FRONTLINE PRODUCTS!
WE ARE OPEN TUES.-SAT FROM 10AM- 4PM!


772 Suite B U.S. 98
Port St. Joe, FL 32456
(850) 227-1244 Ph/Fax
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Harvie D Kennedy


We regret to announce the pass-
ing of Mr. Harvie D Kennedy, 77, of
Donalsonville, Ga., who passed away
Sunday morning, Oct. 19, 2008, at
Southeast Alabama Medical Center in
Dothan, Ala.
Funeral services for Mr. Kennedy
were held at 3 p.m. Monday, Oct.
20, 2008, at Donalsonville Church of
God with the Rev. Stan Long officiat-
ing. Interment followed in Friendship
Cemetery. in Donalsonville. Visitation
was held from 1:30-3:00 p.m. prior to
the service at the church.
Mr. Kennedy was born in Dale
County, Ala., on Oct. 1, 1931, to
the late William M. and Nancy Vallie
McWaters Kennedy. He was married
to the former Agnes Bodiford on June
29, 1949. He served his country in the
United States Air Force. Mr. Kennedy
worked with Arizona Chemical Plant
in Port St. Joe, Fla., for 38 years
before retiring from that company.
During that same period, he also


worked with Stevedore for 20 years
before his retirement. After moving
to Seminole County, Mr. Kennedy was
involved in farming and may best be
remembered for his occupation of bee-
keeper. Mr. Kennedy was a member of
Seminole Masonic Lodge 83. .He was
an active member of the Donalsonville
Church of God, where he was active
in the senior adult Sunday school
class.
Mr. Kennedy leaves to cherish his
memory his wife of 59 years, Agnes
Kemnnedy ofDonalsonville, Ga.; a daugh-
' ter, Sue Kennedy Vernon and her hus-
band, Connor, of Dothan, Ala.; a son,
Stan Kennedy and his wife, Melody, of
Donalsonville, Ga.; and three grand-
children, Karen K, Rogerson and her
husband, Michael Jon, of Valdosta,
Ga., Boone Kennedy and Kimberly
Kennedy, both of Donalsonville, Ga.
He also is survived by five sisters,
Myree Snow of Lake Worth, Fla., Ollie
V Neel of Port St. Joe, Fla., Lottie C


Charles Joseph Stevens Jr


Charles Joseph Stevens Jr. of Port St.
Joe quietly but suddenly passed away at his
home Tuesday morning, Oct. .14, 2008.
The viewing was held from 6-7 p.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2008, at Comforter
Funeral Home. Funeral services were held
at 11 a.m. Thursday at St. Joseph's Catholic
Church, where he was a lifelong member.
The family requests that those who wish
may make donations to a favorite charity in
Charlie's memory.
In Charlie's later years, his most
pleasurable times were spent visiting with


his friends and shooting trap with
buddies at Gulf Rifle Range. He
remembered as a gentleman who
"gentle man" and who knelt by his b
night to say his prayers.
Surviving are his son, C. Jay Ste
wife of 57 years, Peggy, both of Port
one granddaughter, Taylor of Me
his brother, Ellis Stevens Sr.; and h
ew and godson, Ellis Stevens Jr.,
Port St. Joe.
All services are under the direct
Comforter Funeral Home.


Joshua Lee Griffin


Joshua Lee Griffin, 20, passed away
on Sunday, Oct. 12, 2008, at Lakeland,
Fla., resulting from injuries because of an
automobile accident.
He was born in Madison, Fla., and
had been a native and lifelong resident of
Taylor County. He was a member of the
San Pedro Baptist Church and enjoyed
hunting and fishing.
He was preceded in death by a daugh-
ter, Emily Taylor Griffin.
He is survived by his parents, H.E.
Weaver and Lisa Marie Griffin Weaver
of Perry, Fla.; maternal grandparents;


Fannie Dorothy Ann Griffin;
Grandparents; Alice Doyle Wea'
brother, Bryant Andrew Weaver
Fla.; one sister, Morgan Marie
and numerous aunts, uncles,
other relatives and friends.
Funeral services were held at
Friday, Oct. 17, 2008, at Joe P Burn,
Home with Brother Rayburn Dunna
eating. Family received friends from
Thursday at Burns Chapel. Intend
lowed at San Pedro Baptist Church.
Joe P Burns Funeral Home is
is in charge of all the arrangement


Marguerite Nesmith


Mrs. Marguerite Nesmith, wife of Mr.
Robert R. Nesmith of Lexington Drive,
entered into rest Wednesday, Oct. 15,
2008, at Extended Care Westwood in
Augusta, Ga.
Graveside services were held at 2 p.m.
Sunday, Oct. 19, 2008, at Holly Hill
Cemetery.
Mrs. Nesmith, a native of Pinellas County,
Fla., was the daughter of Edward and
Lillian Crenshaw Collier. She served in the
U.S. Army and was a member of Windsor
Spring Baptist Church.
Survivors in addition to her husband


include brother, James Col
Petersburg, Fla.; sisters,
Richardson, Port St. Joe, Fla., a
Lou Isom, Orlando, Fl.
If so desired memorial contr
may be made to Windsor Spring
Church, 3692 Windsor Spri
Hephzibah, GA 30815.
Chance & Hydrick Funeral D
2502 Richmond Hill Road, Augu
30906, was in charge of arran
there.
Comforter Funeral Home was i
of local arrangements.


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

www.faithbiblepsj.net
801 20th Street Port St. Joe 229-6707
Home of Faith Christian School





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 leach United Methodist churchh
NURSERY PROVIDED
Rev. Ted Lovelace, Pastor Church/Office: 648-8820


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METHODIST CHURCH
Constitution and Monument Port St. Joe


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


S50) 227-1724
Rev. Mac Fulcher
Pastor
Ann Comforter Jeremy Dixon
Music Director Youth Minister
Deborah Loyless
Director of Children Ministries


D'Andrea of Cocoa Beach, Fla., Nellie
B Stewart of Donalsonville, Ga., and
Mavis E. Flight of Jacksonville, Fla.
He was preceded in death by his
parents, William M. and Nancy Vallie
McWaters Kennedy; two brothers,
Talmadge Kennedy and Arlee Kennedy;
and one sister, Willie Merle Kennedy.
Active casketbearers will be Steve
Kennedy, James Kennedy, James
Hersey, Randy Stewart, Keith Bowen
and Steve Houston.
Flowers will be accepted or memo-
rial contributions may be made to the
Donalsonville Church of God Building
Fund 5060 Hwy 91 Donalsonville, GA
39845.
Evans-Skipper Funeral Home
P 0. Box 206
909 South Tennille Ave.
Donalsonville, GA 39845
(229) 524-2789
Fax (229) 524-1014
Tim Burke, Funeral Director



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She was married to
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years. She was an ambi-
tious career woman, hav-
ing retired as an execu-
Paternal tive secretary for the
ver; one Container Division of St.
of Perry, Joe Paper Company. She
Weaver; was known for her gen-
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am offici- Philip Aaron Lewis Jr.;
6-8 p.m. daughter, Phyllis Marie
merit fol- Johnson; and grand-
daughter, Monica LaNora
in Perry Padgett. She is survived
nts. by her husband, Philip
Aaron Lewis; daughter,
Peggy Lewis Hammond;
grandchildren, Dewayne
Johnson, Brenda Clarke,
David Johnson, Lynda
lier St. Johnson, James Ashley
Virginia Padgett III and Natalie
nd Mary Monique Hammond;
and great-grandchildren,
ributions Dana Clarke, Joshua and
g Baptist Rachel Johnson.
ing Rd, Graveside services will
be held at 3 p.m. EDT
directors Tuesday at Holly Hill
sta, Ga., Cemetery in Port St. Joe.
igements All services are
under the direction of
n charge the Comforter Funeral
Home.


Church of Christ
at the Beachles
Established 33 AD in Jerusalem


We meet at 350 Firelhouse Road
Overstreet ~ 850.647.1622
Sunday Bible Study 10:00 am.a. iE
Sunday Wonialp t.o00 a.zn. fEr
Wednesday Bible Study 700 pan. ESTr
"We are about our Father's business"


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


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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
www.stjamese piscopalchurch.org 850-227-1845


George Calvin


Laurimore Jr.
George Calvin Laurimore Jr. 'Uunior" of Wewahitchka,
Fla., died at home on Saturday, Oct. 18, 2008.
He was born in Port St. Joe, Fla., the son of the late
George Laurimore and the late Lillie Mae Laurimore of
Wewahitchka.
He was predeceased by his brother, John Laurimore.
Mr. Laurimore was a Vietnam veteran and dutifully
served his country in the U.S. Army as well as the U.S.
Navy.
Mr. Laurimore is survived by his four children, Scott
Laurimore, Lana Stephens, Paula Griffin and Calvin
Laurimore; and nine grandchildren, Paige Stephens,
Ashley Stephens, Kristen Stephens, Jennifer Bryan, Olivia
Laurimore, Avery Laurimore, Abigail Laurimore, Troy
Laurimore and Chase Helms. He also is survived by his
five siblings, Marvin Laurimore, Nadine King, Geraldine
Corbit, Mary Ann Green and Barbara Ann Lawler.
A time of visitation was held from 6-8 p.m. Monday, Oct.
20, 2008, at First Pentecostal Church of Wewahitchka. His
funeral service was held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2008,
at First Pentecostal Church conducted with Pastor.V Joey
Ethridge and Assistant Pastor Aaron Ethridge officiating.
Graveside services followed at Buckhorn Cemetery.
Active pallbearers were Carmen McLemore, Bobby
King, Clay Crosby, Johnny Bishop, Rich Bodine and
Johnny Sapp. Honorary pallbearers were Jim Lawler,
Tony Russell, Frank Greene, Joey Stephens, Bill Linton
and Donnie Moore.
Our family would like to extend a special thank you to
Emerald Coast Hospice and Dr. Michael Barnes and staff
for all of your kindness during this time.
All services are under the direction of the Comforter
Funeral Home, Wewahitchka Branch Chapel.



Cards of Thanks


The Kriner Family
The family of Todd Kriner would like to thank the Gulf
County EMS and Sheriff's Department for their quick
response and our .Sheriff Joe Nugent, who stayed to help
our family through the night. We also would like to thank
the Marsh family, the extended Smith families, Brother Dave
Fernandez for his kindness and prayers and a huge thank you
to Mandy Smith.
The huge outpouring of food, friends, family,-but especially
the prayers extended to us from our community has helped
our family through this hard and trying time. For all the love,
support and prayers, we thank you.


St. John's Holding


Cultural, Craft Bazaar
St. John's Episcopal Church is holding Wewa's Olde
Tyme Cultural and Craft Bazaar from 8 a.m. until 12:30
p.m. Saturday, Nov. 8. Local artists will be demonstrating
their crafts, booths will be set up featuring cultural and
informational-, displays, musicians will entertain the crowd,
John Chambliss will be making his world-famous fly fishing
lures, and fishermen will be testing the "flies" in the pond
behind the church.
St. John's will be selling handmade crafts, new and gently-
used items, homemade jellies, baked goods, chili, chili dogs,
and drinks. Coffee will be served free of charge. A large array
of gift items will be available for those who wish to shop for
Christmas, birthdays, anniversaries, and more.
Come out and enjoy a fun-filled day at St. John's Episcopal
Church located north on Highway 71 just before Brian Setterich
Road. Look for the St. John's Village sign and turn right.
For information, contact Carol Kelley at 639-2855.

Beach Baptist to Host Trunk or Treat
Beach Baptist Chapel will host a children's fun Trunk or
Treat from 6-8 p.m. EDT Wednesday, Oct. 29. All children are
welcome. Beach Baptist Chapel is located at 311 Columbus
St., St. Joe Beach. For more information about this or other
activities at the church, call 647-3950.


Pastor Appreciation Service Sunday:
The annual Pastor's Appreciation Service will be held
for Elder David Woods Jr. at 4 p.m. CDT Sunday, Oct;
26, at the Yes Lord Deliverance Church of God in Christ;
739 Seventh St. in Chipley.
Elder Woods is the pastor of Port St. Joe (four years) an4
Yes Lord Deliverance Church of God in Christ (10 years),
He currently is the assistant superintendent and disti-ict
evangelist of the Church of God in Christ Gulf District. '
Transportation to this event is available. Call Debotal4
Crosby at (850) 229-8983.
SEveryone is invited. Your support, presence and prayer
are needed:


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 blessyou!
Please call us for your spiritual needs.
www.beachchapel.org
Pastor David Nichols
Church 647-3950 Home 769-8725

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Morning Prayer & Holy Communion
Sunday................8:00.a.m.
The Rev. David Mans, Priest
Services being held at the United Pentecostal Church
309 6th Street Port St Joe, FL
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lems facing our nation are not going to be solved by elect-
ing a particular candidate. And, our problems are not
going to be solved by drowning our consciousness with
booze and drugs. We need to seek God and ask for the
help that only He can provide.
Here are a few keys to answered prayer:
Turn from your wicked ways. (repent)
Humble yourself. If you continue in rebellion against
God, don't expect God to answer your prayers.
Seek God's face and pray.
In our family, each day, before each meal, we thank God
for our food. Before anyone leaves the house to go to work
or to travel anywhere, we spend time in prayer asking
God for protection. In the evening, we have a time of Bible
reading, worship in song and prayer. And you know what?
God answers our prayers and meets our needs.
At the Mexico Beach Christian Worship Center, we teach
our people that Bible reading, worship and prayer should
be a daily part of our lives, so when tragedy threatens, we
will be ready to pray effectively.
Our services begin with a time of greeting and fellow-
ship at 9:30 a.m. CDT Sunday. Worship begins at 9:45
a.m. After the service, we have a pot luck 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


We Ought to Love One Another


Galatians 5:14
For all the law is fulfilled in one word.
Even in this, thou shall love thy neighbors
as thyself.
5:15
But if ye bite and devour one another,
take heed that ye be not consumed by
another.
5:16
This I say then, walk in the spirit and ye
shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh.
5:17
For the flesh lusteth against the spirit,
and the spirit against the flesh. And these
are contrary, the one to the other. So that
ye cannot do the things that ye would.
5:18
But if ye be led of the spirit, ye are not
under the law, now the works of the flesh
are manifest, which are these, adultery,
fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness.
5:20
Idolatry, witchcraft, hathed variance,
henesies, emulations, wrath, strife sedi-
tions.
5:21
Envyings, murders, drunkenness, rev-
ellings and such like of which I tell you
before, as I have also told you in time past
that they which do such things shall not
inherit the kingdom of God.
5:22
Love, joy, peace, long-suffering, gentle-
ness, goodness, faith.
5:23
Meekness, temperance against such
there is no law.
5:24
And they that are Christ's have crucified
the flesh with affections and lusts.
5:25
If we live in the spirit, let us also walk
in the spirit.


5:26
Let us not be desirous of vain glory, pro-
voking one another, envying one another.
Galations 6:7
Be not deceived. God is not mocked, for
whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he
also reap.
6:9
And let us not be weary in well doing.
For in due season we shall reap.
6:10
As we have therefore opportunity, let
us do good unto all men. Especially unto
them who are of the household of faith.
Romans 6:14
For sin shall not have dominion over
you, for ye are not under the law, but
under grace. But fornication, all our clean-
ness, covetousness, let it not be once
named among you as becometh saints,
be not partakers with them an such were
some of you but ye are washed and sancti-
fled, but you are justified in the name of
the Lord Jesus. And by the spirit of God.
Now the body is not for fornication, but
for the Lord and the Lord for the Body.
What know not that your body Is the
temple of the Holy Ghost, which in you
have of God and you are not your own.
You are bought with a price ... Glorify God
in your body, in your spirit, which of God,
forbearing one another, and for giving one
another if any one have a quarrel against
any even as Christ forgave you. So also
ye, and above all these things for charity,
which is the bond of perfectness. Le the
word of Christ dwell in you richly in all
richly in all wisdom, teaching and admon-
ishing one another in Psalms and Hymns
and Spiritual songs singing with Grace in
your hearths to the Lord.
Never faint in prayer,
Mother Mary Freeman


Michael Lister
Giving Beyond
Religion Course

Michael Lister will be
conducting a new spiritual
life class called Beyond
Religion: Open Source
Spirituality. The class,
which encourages people
to take responsibility for
their own spiritual lives and
to pull from many sources
- including each other -
to feed their souls, will be
held at the Tupelo Theatre
Wednesday at 6 p.m. CT
from Oct. 15 to Nov. 19.
The companion book,
"Beyond Religion: 8
Alternative Paths to the
Sacred" is available at Palm
Tree Books in Port St. Joe
and at the class. Read the
book and join us for an
enriching experience. And
please invite your friends!
Hope you'll join us!


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




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


613 Madison St.
Port St. Joe, FL 32456
850-227-1837
www.oakgrove-church.org


S.- first Baptist Church '
102 THIRD STREET PORT ST. JOE
Buddy Caswell, Minister of Music & Education
Mp. ,, Bobby Alexander, Minister to Students
New Service Schedule for First Baptist Church
Contemporary Worship ..... ...................................... 8:30 am
Sunday School ....................................... ............................. 9:30am
Traditional Worship ................ ......................11:00am
Sunday Evening Adult Bible Study...... ........................... 6:00pm
Wednesday Night Supper.......... .................................... 5:30pm
Wednesday Night Adult Prayer Meeting........................ 6:30pm
Wednesday Night Children's Ministry Activities............. 6:30pm
Wednesday Night Youth Ministry Activities..... ............... 6:30pm
www.fbcpsj.org


Wor-ship with us at '
-Long Avenue Baptist Church '
here Faith, Familn &Friendship are 'aw
Bible Study Sunday: 9:15am
Worship: 10:30am and 7:00pm
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





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

Pastor Howard Riley Welcomes Everyone


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First Church of the Nazarene
2420 Long Avenue Port St. Joe, Florida 32456
(850) 229-9596

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


Sunday Evening Worship ..............6 pm.
Wednesday Evening Service ....... 7 p.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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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 pm.
Pastor Wednesday Prayer 7:00 p.m.


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Why is it that sometimes prayer goes unanswered?
Many mistakenly believe their prayers aren't answered
because there is no God. And, for many, this is the excuse
for their failure to attend church services and for practic-
ing lifestyles that are not good for them and destructive
for those close to them.
As our nation goes through difficult times, we need
to learn how to pray and get results. It is difficult, if
not impossible, to get answers to prayer, after years of
neglecting God, and living sinful lifestyles. When you or a
loved one is at death's door, that is not the time to learn
how to get your prayers answered. Praying is itself a life-
style that needs to be practiced daily.
The answer to successful prayer for a nation was
recorded about 3,000 years ago. At the time of the dedi-
cation of Solomon's Temple, God told him: "When I shut
up heaven and there is no rain, or command the locusts
to devour the land, or send pestilence among My people,
if my people, who are called by my name, will humble
themselves and pray and seek my face, and turn from
their wicked ways, then i will hear from heaven, and
forgive their sin and heal their land. Now My eyes will be
open and My ears attentive to prayer made in this place."
(2 Chronicles 7:13-15)
Isn't that what we need today?
It was obvious, from watching the presidential debates
that neither candidate has reasonable answers to the
problems facing our nation. For example, one wants to
give the drug company executives and insurance compa-
nies a bigger portion of our health care dollars. The other
wants to mandate (force) people to buy health insurance
even if they can't afford it. It should be obvious the prob-


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By Robbie Martin
Thoughts of the summer
are long gone as we are
well into the school year at
Port St. Joe High School.
Students and faculty alike
have been extremely busy
and are looking forward
to the much needed Fall
Break. There will be no
school from Monday, Oct.
27 to Wednesday, Oct. 29.
SENIOR NEWS
Your October senior trip
dues of 50 dollars are to be
paid to Mrs. Alcorn ASAP
JUNIOR NEWS
Please remember to see
Mrs. Newsome in guid-
ance to sign up to work the
concession stand for the
remaining Varsity games.
Your help is greatly needed
for the Homecoming game.
Your parent may work in
your place. Also, all juniors
must pay their $20 dues to
Chellsey O'Neill as soon as
possible. No payment, no
Prom!


ALL STUDENTS
Purchase your yearbooks
for the 2009 school year
before Oct. 31 and only pay
$45 opposed to the regular
price of $60. All orders
after Oct. 31 will be $60.
CLUBS
Key Club- Your $15 dues
are to be paid to Kaelyn Jo
Williams by Oct. 31. Also,
those members who have
not paid for their shirts
owe $20.

NJROTC
UPCOMING
EVENTS
USMC silent drill team
demonstration October
23.
Homecoming parade
November 7.
NAS Pensacola/Blue
Angels November 12.
NJROTC cadets completed
3 hours of community service
each at the City Clean-Up held
on Oct. in downtown Port St
Joe. Congratulations to Violet


Jones, Julia Scheffer, Nick
Scheffer, Autumnn Yoakum,
Cody Clark and Tyelle
Hamilton for choosing to
Make a Difference. NJROTC
cadets will also be participat-
ing in the "Make a Difference"
event being held at Frank Pate
Park on Oct. 18.
We are happy to announce
that our Area Manager
Inspection (AMI) will be held
on 30 Jan. 30, 2009. Come
out and support our NJROTC
program. Se e the list above
for other NJROTC upcoming
events. Go Sharks!
C/Cody Clark
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SPORTS
The Football team trav-
eled to Liberty County
last Friday. See Sports for
details.
The Football team will
be traveling to Franklin
County this Friday to take
on those Seahawks. Come
and Support your Tiger
Sharks.
Boys Cross Country
will have a meet on Saturday,
Oct. 25 in Marianna. Good
luck Guys.
Girls Volleyball will be
traveling to Liberty County
Tuesday, Oct. 28 for their
first match of the district
tournament.
Girls and Boys
Basketball conditioning
continues everyday after
school at the track.


Registration Underway for "Fall C" Classes at GCCC


In the ongoing effort to
make college as accessible
as possible, Gulf Coast
Community College is reg-
istering students, for Fall C
classes.
With 13 of the most popu-
lar classes to choose from,


Fall C is a convenient alter-
native for those with a busy
schedule. Fall Session C is
an eight-week semester that
begins Oct. 20 and runs
through Dec. 19. Students
receive the same outstand-
ing, high-quality classes with


the one-on-one support and
guidance from your instruc-
tors that help everyone suc-
ceed.
See all the courses online
and register at www.gulf-
coast.edu or call (850) 769-
1551 for more information.


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Antiquities photos to benefit school


On November 15,
Antiquities photography studio
will be taking 10x13 sepia-toned
portraits of children, ages
infant to 16 years old, at Faith
Christian School.
The school is located at 801
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Port St. Joe

Homecoming

Parade
Port St Joe High School
Homecoming Parade will be
conducted on Friday, Nov. 7,
2008. The parade will begin
at 3:30 p.m. ET.
As in previous years, the
paraderoutewillbeginbehind
Port Inn continue down Reid
Avenue to First Street and
back to the starting point via
Long Avenue.
Groups and individuals
are requested to be in place
no later than 3 p.m. .
For information and to
reserve your place in the
lineup, please contact Mr.
Wayne. Taylor at the high
school.
The best way to contact
me is by e-mail at wtaylor@
gulf.kl2.fl.us.
You way reach me by
phone prior to 8:50 a.m. ano
after 2:45 p.m. at 229-8251. Go
Tiger Sharks!

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1st grade 1st place: Sonnie Prieth, 2nd place: Hannah Smith, 3rd place: Sara
Whitfield
2nd grade 1st place: Justin Butler, 2nd place: Haleigh Smith, 3rd place: Kendell
Moore
Back row L to R
3rd grade 1st place: Amber Turman, 2nd place: Marcella Phelps, 3rd place:
Brooklyn Quinn
4th grade 1st place. Rachel Bass, 2nd place: Anna Russ, 3rd place: Kerigan
Pickett
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Important Dates: Parent-Volunteers


FCS's K3 circus clown, Mrs. Paula wood, paints a pretty picture on Jonathan Cumbie's
cheek, while several other little K3 clowns wait expectantly for their turns.


The circus came to Faith
Christian School last Friday.
That is, our K3 circus. The
K3 class dressed as clowns
and sang an invitation to the
K4-first graders, inviting
them to a fun time of games,
prizes, entertainment and
refreshments.
When the big day
arrived, Miss Paula and
Miss Sue, the K3 teacher
and aide, dressed as
clowns and led the 42 eager
and excited attendees to
the circus area between
the elementary and the
multipurpose buildings
where they occasionally
squirted them with their
lapel "flowers."
The children first
enjoyed a hoola hoop
performance by their
very own teacher. Then
the children enjoyed such
activities as: fishing pond,
pin the nose on the clown,
pick up ducks, bean bag
toss, face painting, toss
peanuts into a blanket, toss
a hall through the clown's


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while listening to a short
story about the circus.
Afterwards, they were
treated to popcorn, cotton
candy and lemonade. A
grand time was had by all.
Miss Paula, Miss Sue
and the K3 class would
like to thank all of the
parents, teachers, upper
class students, friends
and family that took part
in making our K3 Circus
memorable. Thank you
and God Bless!
STOP! In the name of
Career Week! Our first
grade has been enjoying
Career Week last week and
this week, inviting various
professionals and laborers
to come share with the
children about their chosen


police department. He gave
the children a thrill when he
let them in the police cab car
to turn on the siren and the
lights. In the classroom, Mr.
Rusty told the children that
they do not just arrest "bad
guys," but they also work to
keep us safe. So we should
not fear them, but have
respect for them, knowing
that they are here for our
protection. With a Bible and
police code book in hand,
Mr. Rusty explained that in
order to be truly successful
as a policemen, he must
follow not only man's laws,
but also God's law. Many
thanks to Mr. Rusty for an
educational presentation
and for the wonderful gifts.
Read about other career


Oct. 20: End of first nine
weeks
Oct. 27-29: Fall Break
Oct. 30: Storyteller (sixth
grade only)
Oct. 31: Halloween Social
(after lunch)

Pinnacle
Pinnacle passwords are
available for pick-up. Please
call 227-3211 to make an
appointment with Mrs. Dixon
to get your student's Pinnacle
password. When you come
to the school to pick up your
student's Pinnacle password,
please make sure you bring
a picture I.D. with you. The
pinnacle passwords are new
for the 6th grade students and
new students only this year.
If your student is a 7th or 8th
grader and your old Pinnacle
username and password is
not working, please call Mrs.
Dixon at 227-3211.
For those of you who are
not familiar with Pinnacle, it
is an online grade book that
can be accessed through the
Gulf County Schools website,
www.gulf.kl2.fl.us. This
online grade book makes it
easy for parents to keep track
of their student's grades
without having to contact
teachers or wait for progress
reports to come home. I
encourage all parents to pick
up their student's Pinnacle
passwords. If you do not
have a computer at home,
you can use the computers in
the Opportunity Center at the
high school or the computers
in the public library to access
the Pinnacle website.


If you are interested in
becoming a parent volunteer
at Port St. Joe Middle School,
please contact Mrs. Dixon at
227-3211 or adixon@gulf.kl2.
fl.us fl.us> to find out more about
the opportunities available
for volunteers. You can help
make a difference in the life
of a student here at Port St.
Joe Middle School by donating
your time.

Volunteer Opportunity
The PTO needs Parents
to help with the Halloween
Dance on October 31, 2008,
12:45 EST at the school
Cafeteria. We need parents
to help set-up the tables and
food, to maintain t he food line
and to break down and clean
up. This is FUN event to help
with and get to see your child
in their environment!
We need to barrow one
LARGE ice chest. Does
anyone have one we can use
this day?
If you are able to help (1-
2 hours) please call or email
Natalie Shoaf at 850-227-4355
or nshoaf@fairpoint.net to let
her know you will be there.

Tutoring
Tutoring will be available
this year at PSJMS through
the Norris D. Langston
Foundation. Beginning on
September 15, 2008 tutors
will be available from 2:45-5:45
Monday-Thursday to assist
student with homework and
skills that need improvement
If you are interested in having
your studentparticipate in this


program please call 227-3211
or stop by the school and ask
for a permission slip to sign
your child up for tutoring.

Expect Your Child
to Assume More
Responsibility
By the time your child
reaches middle school, you
have probably realized that
you cannot control her. The
tighter your grip, the more
creative your childwill become
in squeezing out of it. What
you can do, however, is firmly
guide her toward making the
right decisions on her own.
Here are some
suggestions:
Leave nothing to chance.
With your child present, define
your rules and consequences
for breaking them. Post
them if you think it will help.
Once your child is aware of
expectations and possible
results, this knowledge will
can guide her decisions about
how she'll behave.
Avoid Nagging. Ask
your child to do a task once.
If you ask twice, then you are
shifting the responsibility for
the task from her to yourself.
Remember, your child can
choose to do it or not, but if
not, the consequence kicks
in.
Use Positive
Consequences.Aconsequence
is not a punishment. It is a
result that is tied to an action.
So positive actions have
consequences, too-happy
ones. If your child completes
all of her chores for a week
without reminders, you may
decide that she can also
handle the responsibility of
staying out 15 minutes later on
the weekend.
Source: Don Fbntenelle,
Keys to Parenting Your
Teenager, (Barron's Education
Series, 1-800-645-3476, www.
barronsedu.com).


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ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS:


The Gulf County School Board will be accepting bids for
the Port St. Joe High School Track. The job will consist of
the removal and off site disposal of all existing asphalt. The
reworking of the base and grade to the proper slope.
Applying one inch of new asphalt and painting of all lines.
The track must be FHSAA sanctioned. The contractor must
be a certified track builder.


The contractor must be pre-qualified with thte Gulf County
School Board. A pre-qualification package can be picked up
at the Maintenance Department, 150 Middle School Road,


Port St. Joe, FL.


All contractors must comply with the


Jessica Lunsford Act. Bids will be accepted beginning
October 16th, 2008 and ending October 30th, 2008 at 2
p.m. E.S.T. The envelope is to be marked track bis, BID
#09-009 and addressed to Mr. Greg Layfield, 150 Middle


School Road, Port St. Joe, FL 32456.


The Gulf County


School Board reserves the right to reject any or all bids.


You can contact Greg Layfield at 850-229-8369 with any
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PUBLIC NOTICE
Notice is hereby given that the Gulf County Board of County Commissioners will hold a public hearing in the
Commissioners' meeting room in the Robert M. Moore Administration Building, Courthouse Annex in Port St.
Joe, Florida on October 28, 2008 at 5:30 p.m., E.T. for the purpose of hearing from the public in regard to the
adoption of a Supplemental Budget for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2008.
A summary of receipts and expenditures proposed to be adopted by the Board of County Commissioners is
hereby published as required by Law.
After said public hearing, the Gulf County Board of County Commissioners will make whatever revisions it
deems necessary and shall thereupon adopt said budget.
SUPPLEMENTAL BUDGET
2007-2008
SHIP FUND
REVENUES:
Present Budget $ 553,000
Balances Brought Forward: Cash $ 118,695
TOTAL REVENUES: $ 671,695
EXPENDITURES:
Present Budget $ 553,000
Increase: Land Acquisition(Revolving Fund) $ 59,235
Increase: Aid to Individual(Revolving Fund) $ 59,460
TOTAL EXPENDITURES: $ 671,695
TOURIST DEVELOPMENT FUND
REVENUES:
Present Budget $ 695,968
Balances Brought Forward: Cash $ 405,312
TOTAL REVENUES: $1,101,280
EXPENDITURES:
Present Budget $ 695,968
Tourist Development
Increase: Welcome Center Improvements $ 350,000
Increase: Debt Service Payments $ 33,984
Increase: Promotional Activity $ 21,328
TOTAL EXPENDITURES: $1,101,280
BY ORDER OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA.
REBECCA L. NORRIS, CLERK ad# 2008-129
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Back Row: Spencer Raffield, Clay Raffield, Brantley Lake, Daniel Golden, Lindsey Brown, Christina LaPlante
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Are You Smarter Than a PSJE Dolphin?


Week 3 answers are:
What was Olive Oyl's shoe size?
14AAAAAA
What is the highest note on a
piano keyboard? High C
How many could be seated at
King Arthur's table? 150
How many possible solutions are
there in the game of Clue? 324
How many M&M's are in a pound?
192 peanut and 512 plain

Congratulations to this week's
winners, Linda Wood and Mary
Rogers. We appreciate the interac-
tion you provide to our students.
This is fun in learning!!!!

Week 4 questions are:
Who did Jim Thorpe look up
to?
Why did Jim Thorpe have his
medals taken away?
How did Jim Thorpe's brother,
Charlie die?


Where was the fifth Olympics
held?

Questions submitted by: 3rd
Grader Eric Reid
Please email your responses to:
cwillis@gulf.kl2.fl.us

Parents, please remember to
come to the school at 1 p.m.
Friday, Oct. 24, and march in
our Red Ribbon Week parade
to promote drug awareness. It
will be the culmination of a fun
filled week reminding our stu-
dents to be "DRUG FREE". The
parade will be lead by our own
DRUMLINE from the Port St. Joe
High School.
We would like to thank all the
parents, teachers, and the com-
munity who supported our Sally
Foster fund raiser. All the totals
are not in yet, but we know we are
going to have a successful year.


Last week was Disability
Awareness Week. Each morning
a member of the Challenge Class
gave a short speech on a particu-
lar disability. This was a great
way to recognize these disabilities
and we used it as a learning tool
to teach students that we all have
abilities to learn. Thank you to
the Challenge Class for all your
efforts.

Dates to Remember
Oct. 27-29: FALL BREAK
Oct. 30: Mock school election
for President
Oct. 31: 3rd-5th Dazzling
Dolphin Reward Dance
Nov. 3: Report Cards Issued
Nov. 6: Pep Rally with High
School for Homecoming
Nov. 7: 1/2 day for Homecoming
and Homecoming Blast
Nov. 10: Gold Cards Issued
Nov. 11: Veteran's Day Program


Straight from the Swamp


School News by
Logan and Lacey
Homecoming is here! It
started on Oct. 21 going to
the Oct. 24. Homecoming is
a very exciting time for us
here at WHS. Crazy dress
up days, a half-day at school,
then at 2 p.m. the parade
will start followed by the big
game against Sneads. The
pre-game event will be the
crowning of the homecoming
king and queen, which will be
crownedbylastyearskingand
queen Ryan Myers and Nikita
Miller. The representatives
for homecoming need to
be lined up in their cars by
6:15 p.m. CT; pre-game starts
at 6:30 p.m.
There are still 07-08
yearbooks on sale. And
you can pre-order your 08-
09 yearbooks 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 will also be on sale at the
homecoming football game.
Cookie dough is still on sale
with SGA don't miss out on
some of this delicious cookie
dough. Also SGA would like
to thank Black Tie for the
tuxedoes and Mrs. Peak for
the crowns and sashes.
As for the club of the
week, it was a hard decision
to make this week So we
chose NHS. NHS stands for
National Honors Society.
They do many things to make
our community better. For
example they do hwy clean
ups and many other things
around Wewahitchka. At
school they sale grams on
holidays, which is a great
way to send a message to a


friend. Right now they are
selling pumpkin grams for
Halloween for 25 cents. To get
in this club all you have to do
is have a 3.5 or up GPA. Also
you can't have any referrals
or get into any trouble. Once
you are in the 10th grade the
sponsor starts watching your
grades and behavior to see if
you will be able to join NHS.

Senior News by
Shakayla
Reminder for all seniors:
Don't forget about your senior
payments. Also seniors,
homecoming week is almost
here, don't forget to dress
up and have school spirit.
Monday all seniors need to be
wearing yellow to represent
your class color. Also fill out
senior quotes fortheyearbook
and turn them in as soon as
possible. Thanks and have a
great week

Sports News by
Austin
Varsity Football: The
varsity football game this
week is the home coming
game and will be held at
7:00 p.m. on Oct. 24. We
will be playing Sneads.
Volleyball: The Lady
Gators volleyball team
has only two games left
in the season. They have
the District meet at Liberty
on Oct. 28 at 5 p.m. or
7 p.m.; we cannot confirm
the time yet. Following the
District meet, the District
Championship will be on
Oct. 30 at 6 p.m.
Cross-Country: The
cross-country team will
be participating in the
Panhandle Championship
in Marianna on Oct. 25.


Vote for Experience, Professionalism and Integrity

Dear Voter,

Times are hard now and budget constraints hinder the Gulf County Sheriff's
Office. As your sheriff, I will focus on spending your money wisely.

I will stop the misuse of department vehicles for personal use. Sheriff's Office
vehicles will be used for official use only and only authorized personnel will be:
allowed to ride in department vehicles.

I will reorganize the rank structure of the Sheriff's Office to assure that more ,
deputies are on the streets patrolling our communities. Currently, there are
twenty- five sworn law enforcement officers working at the Gulf County
Sheriff's Office, eleven have rank and fourteen do not. Commonly put the
Sheriff's Office has, "too many chiefs and not enough Indians".

I will cut excessive spending for the K-9 program. Although K-9's are a
valuable resource for law enforcement officers, I believe the K-9 program
in Gulf County is too, large for the twenty-five officers they support. Last
year the Gulf County Sheriff's Office sent six K-9's for certification. The
Tallahassee Police Department has six K-9's as well, but they support 350
sworn officers. Although some of the funding for the K-9 program may be
grant funded I believe the grant money could be spent more wisely.

I will diligently seek out any possible state and federal grants that may be used-
to strengthen the current Sheriff's Office budget.

I would appreciate your vote on November 4th and will be honored to serve as
your sheriff.
Thank you for your support and may God bless you.

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



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Notice of the Availability of an

Environmental Assessment

The USDA, Rural Utilities Service has received an application for financial assistance
from the City of Wewahitchka. As required by the national Environmental Policy Act,
the Rural Utilities Service has prepared an Environmental Assessment that evaluated
the potential environmental effects and consequences of the proposed project. This
notice announces the availability of the Environmental Assessment for public review
and comment.

The proposed project consists of improvements to two separate areas within the.City of
Wewahitchka. The first, improvements to the existing Lake Grove Road Water Facility,
will include four (4) new pumps, a new 315,000 gallon ground storage tank and a new
hydro pneumatic tank at that facility.

The second will include constructing a new water facility in the area of Stone Mill
Creek. These improvements will consist of two wells, a booster pump, a 315,000
gallon ground storage tank and pumping facility that includes chlorination treatment
and aeration. The Stone Mill Creek improvements will also include the installation
of new water lines in the areas shown in the map below. Not all of the water lines
will be constructed in the first phase. Preventative measures will be taken to ensure
no environmentally sensitive areas are negatively impacted by the proposed project.
No mitigation is expected to be required. The alternatives evaluated included the Do
Nothing alternative and extension of the existing system for the Stone Mill Creek im-
provements.

Copies of the Environmental Assessment are available for review at 2741 Pennsylva-
nia Avenue Suite 5 Marianna, Florida 32448-4014. For further information contact
Ms. Mary Gavin of the Marianna Rural Development office (850) 526-2610. Any
person interested in commenting on this proposed project should submit comments to
the address above by November 21, 2008.

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become worthless. We sitting and the other is
have seen numerous standing.
stocks recently turn Investing, on the
into nothing more other hand, is similar
than a worthless piece to a retirement plan.
of paper. The investor must


to clarify
difference
investment


KEVIN WELCH


and speculation. Speculation
is essentially a gamble that
outside factors will cause an
increase in value. Investment
is a process of analysis based
on facts. During the real estate
boomwe had a lot of speculators.
Some of these speculators did
well. Some did not. All you have


make a down payment
of usually 20 percent


of the purchase price
and obtain a mortgage for the
balance, which means that each
' month an additional payment
must be made. Mortgages are
typically 30 years in length.
As you can see real estate
is a long-term investment.
You may be wondering why I
equate real estate investment


to a retirement plan. Well let
me illustrate. To retire from a
job, an employee must work
for many years and pay money
each payday into a retirement
fund. Usually the employerwill
match this contribution up to
a certain amount. Real estate
works the same way except
that instead of the employer
contributing, a tenant paying
rent is putting money in
the investors account. Each
month the investor is building
equity. After the mortgage
is paid off the rent is now a
steady source of income for
the investor and the equity is
like money in the bank. There
are numerous advantages
associated with investing in
real estate versus a 401K or
an IRA. There are deductions
that can reduce your income


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taxes. We all can agree that
we would prefer to spend our
hard earned money instead of
having the governments spend
it. Typically the tenant will
contribute 4 dollars or more
for each dollar the investor
pays. This is a much better deal
than any retirement account
offered by an employer. And it
is not limited. Another positive
is that real estate purchased
today will be much more
valuable in 30 years and as time
passes the rent will increase
also. I can guarantee it! On
the other hand, retirement
accounts can be wiped out.
Look at what is happening on
Wall Street. Another benefit
in investing in real estate is
the investor controls the real


estate investment. A third
party controls a retirement
account. Who cares more
about your money, you or
a New York Banker / fund
manager/ stockbroker? I will
venture to guess that they are
more concerned with their
money and retirement plans
than they are yours.
In order to succeed in real
estate investment, it takes a
lot of things. First you need
money. Second you need
knowledge. You need a plan.
You should to consult with
professionals to make sure
that your strategy is sound.
Finally you need guts. A good
friend and real estate investor
said to me many years ago:
"Real estate is not for the faint


of heart."
Next week, my topic will be
our local real estate market.
I will do an analysis of the
current conditions, what
caused these conditions, and
where I expect the market
to be in the future. If anyone
has something that they would
like discussed, please feel free
to call me (850) 647-2473 or
email: pelicanwalk@gtcom.
net. I would like to thank Tim
Croft and The Star for giving
me this opportunity to educate
the public on the intricacies
of real estate. I hope that the
readers find it informative and
interesting.

Kevin Welch is owner of
Pelican Walk Real Estate Inc.


Area unemployment below state, national rates


Realtors make candidate recommendations


The unemployment rate in the
Gulf Coast Workforce Region (Bay,
Franklin, and Gulf counties) was
5.6 percent in September 2008,
2 percentage points higher than
the region's year ago rate but 1.2
percentage points lower than the
state rate of 6.8 percent and .5 percent
lower than the national average at 6.1
percent. Out of a labor force of 99,312,
there were 5,516 unemployed Gulf
Coast residents.
The last time the region's
September unemployment rate was
this high was in 1999 when it was
5.9 percent. The September 2008
unemployment rates in the counties


that comprise the Gulf Coast
Workforce Region were:
5.9 percent in Gulf County
5.6 percent in Bay County, and
4.5 percent in Franklin County
In September 2008, there were
75,300 nonagricultural jobs in the
Panama City-Lynn Haven metro
area (Bay County), down 1,900 jobs
over the year.
The annual job growth rate in the
area (-2.5 percent) has been negative
since March 2008. Statewide,
employment declined 1.5 percent
over the same time period.
The industry losing the most jobs
over the year in the Panama City-


Lynn Haven metro area was natural
resources, mining, and construction
(-800 jobs). Leisure and hospitality (-
700 jobs) also declined over the year,
along with financial activities and
professional and business services
(-300 jobs each); manufacturing (-
200 jobs); trade, transportation, and
utilities; and other services (both -
100 jobs). The losses were partially
offset by gains in education and
health services (+300 jobs) and
government (+300 jobs). Education
and health services (+3.8 percent)
and government (+2.1 percent) grew
faster in the metro area than in the
state.


The Realtor Association
of Franklin & Southern Gulf
Counties conducted candidate
screening in both Franklin & Gulf
Counties on September 16 and 17,
2008. A special screening panel,
consisting of the Government
Affairs Committee and
Association members conducted
the candidate interviews.
Following extensive
questioning, the REALTOR
Association has recommended
the following candidates in the
General Election to be held on
November 4,2008:


Gulf County Commission
District 3 Billy Williams
Gulf County Commission
District 5 Barbara Radcliff
RAFSG currently has a total
membership of 388, including
322 Realtors. Interviews with
the candidates were designed
primarily to provide Association
Members with information on
the candidate's views regarding
issues important to our industry.
For additional information
contact Rick Watson, chairman
RAFSG Government Affairs
Committee at (850) 591-4770.


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8681S
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE FOURTEENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND
FOR GULF COUNTY,
FLORIDA, CIVIL ACTION


NAVY FEDERAL
UNION
Plaintiff


CREDIT


vs.
DANIELLE A. MOTLEY et
al.
Defendant(s)
CASE NO.:
23-2008-CA-000114
NOTICE OF SALE
Notice is hereby given
that, pursuant to a Final
Judgment of Foreclosure
or Order dated September
22, 2008 entered in Civil
Case Number
23-2008-CA-000114, in the


1100 |
Circuit Court for GULF
County, Florida, wherein
. NAVY FEDERAL CREDIT
UNION is the Plaintiff, and
DANIELLE A. MOTLEY, et
al., are the Defendants, I
will sell the property situ-
ated in GULF County, Flor-
ida, described as:
Lot 18, OAK GARDENS
SUBDIVISION AS RE-
CORDED IN Plat Book 4,
Page 21, Public Records
of Gulf County, Florida
at public sale, to the high-
est and best bidder, for
cash, at Gulf County
Courthouse, 1000 5th
Street, Port St. Joe, FL
32456, at 11:00 a.m. on
the 30th day of October,
2008. Any person claiming
an interest in the surplus
from the sale, if any, other
than the property owner as
of the date of the lis pend-
ens must file a claim within
7 f*


1100
60 days after the sale.
Dated: September 22,
2008
Rebecca. L. Norris,
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT
COURT
By: Jasmine Hysmith
Deputy Clerk
"In accordance with the
Americans With Disabilities
Act, persons in need of a
special accommodation to
participate in this proceed-
ing shall, within seven (7)
days prior to any pro-
ceeding, contact the Ad-
ministrative Office of the
Court, Gulf County Court-
house, 1000 Fifth Street,
Port St. Joe, FL 32456, tel-
ephone (850) 229-6113,
TDD 1-800-955-8771 or
1-800-955-8770 via Florida
Relay Service".
apre.ako ki fet avek Ameri-


1100
cans With Disabilites Act,
tout moun kin ginyin yun
bezwen spesiyal pou
akomodasiyon pou yo
patisipe nan program
sa-a dwe, nan yun tan
rezonab an ninpot
aranjman kapab fet, yo
dwe kontakte Administra-
tive Office Of The Court i
nan nimero Gulf County
Courthouse, 1000 Fifth
Street, Port St. Joe, FL
32456 telefon nam se
(850) 229-6113 oubyen
TDD 1-800-955-8771
oubyen 1-800-955-8770 i
pawn pa Florida Relay
Service.
En accordance avec las
Lot des "Americans With
Disabilities", Les person-
nes en besoin d'une
accommodation special
pour participer a ces pro-
cedures doivent, dans un
temps raisonable, avante
d'entreprendre aucune


autre demarche, contacted
I'of ce administrative de la
Court situe au Gulf County
Courthouse, 1000 Fifth
Street, Port St. Joe, FL
32456 Ie telephone (850)
229-6113' TDD
1-800-955-8771 ou
1-800-955-8770 Via Florida
Relay Service.
"De acuerdo con el Acto o
Decreto de los Americanos
con Impedimentos, Inhab-
ilitadds, personas en
necesidad del servicio es-
pecial para particppar en
este procedimiento
debran, dentro de un
tiempo razonable, antes
de cualquier proce-
dimlento, ponerse en con-
tacto con la oficina Admin-
istratva de la Corte Gulf
County Courthouse, 1000
Fifth Street, Port St. Joe,
FL 32456 Telefono (850)
229-6113, TDD
1-800-955-8770 0'


1100
1-800-955-8771 Via Florida
Relay Service".
Golson Law Firm
1230 South Myrtle Avenue,
Suite 105
Clearwater, Florida
33756-3445
Telephone: (727) 446-4826
October 16, 23, 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:


I 1100 I
Certificate No, 472
Application No. 2008-22
Year of Issuance: 2006
R.E. No. 06274-011 R
Description of Property:
LOT 11:
COMMENCE at a concrete
monument marking the
Northeast Comer 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
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 B1EGINN-
ING. Said parcel of land
being located In Section
14, Township 9 South,
Range 11 West, Gulf
County, Florida. Also


1100
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, For-
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
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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 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

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and trucks in
today's classified
section!


8775S
PUBLIC NOTICE

Notice is hereby given that
America's Mini Storage
and Office, Inc., intends to
dispose of or offer for sale
the personal property de-
scribed below to enforce a
lien imposed on said prop-
erty under the Self Storage
Facility Act Statutes Sec-
tion 83.801-83.89.
America's Mini Storage
and Office, Inc., will dis-
pose of said property no
later than the date of No-
vember 10, 2008. Property
is located at 141 Com-
merce Drive, Port St. Joe,
FL., Guff County.

Unit B-36: Pamela John-
son, 114 Liberty St., Port
St. Joe, FL 32456
Household, furniture, per-
sonal goods.
Unit B-40, B-42: Doreen
Mork, 325 Pampano
Street, Port St. Joe, FL
32456
Personal Household, furni-
ture.
October 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
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 Guff 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

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 which 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


Surplus trucks, vehicles & equipment
By Order of Bay County
FL Commission
(Also units from City of Port St. Joe)
Saturday, October 25:
9AM CST
Sale Site: Majette Tower Rd.
off US 231 & John Pitts Rd.
Items Include:
*1999 Cat DSC dozer
*1997 Cat D6M dozer

*Galion & Deere graders
*Several loaders & backhoes
*(4) 1999 International tandem dumps
*(2)2002 Chevy 3500 utilities
*(18)1991-1999 Ford & Chevy pickups
*23' Proline boat
*Vermeer trencher
*John Deere tractors
*1992 GMC garbage truck
*1991 Vaccon truck
*(8)1984-1995 dumps
*Several cars and vans
*Mowers and misc.









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known if 'he/she/they be
living; and if he/she/they
be dead, the unknown de-
fendants who may be
spouses, heirs, devisees,
grantees, assignees,
lienors, creditors, trustees,
and all parties claiming an
interest by, through, under
or against the Defendants,
who are not known to be
dead or alive, and all par-
ties having or claiming to


4 1100 1
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
8826S
PUBLIC NOTICE

The Gulf County School
Board is taking bids on the
following buses:

1. 1990 Carpenter
2. 1990 Blue Bird
3. 1991 Blue Bird
4. 1994 Blue bird

These buses can be
viewed at the bus barn in
Port St. Joe. Please send
in each sealed bid by Fri-
day, October 30, 2008,
12:00 NOON to the Gulf
county School Board
Transportation Depart-
ment, Attention Don Rich,
150 Middle School Road,
Port St. Joe, FL 32456.

If there are any questions
call 227-1204 or 227-1744.
October 16, 23, 2008
8827S
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE 14TH JUDICIAL,
CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA

SUNTRUST BANK,
Plaintiff,
vs.

LARRY C. PANKEY et al.,
Defendants.
CASE NO.: 07-452 CA

RE-NOTICE OF SALE

NOTICE IS HEREBY
GIVEN pursuant to a Sum-
mary Final Judgment of
Foreclosure dated July 21,
2008, and Order resetting
auction dated,September
23, 2008, entered in Case
07-452 CA of the Circuit
Court of the 14th Judicial
Circuit in and for Gulf
County, Florida, wherein
SUNTRUST BANK is Plain-
tiff, and LARRY C.
PANKEY, et al, are Defend-
ants, I will sell to the high-
est and best bidder for
cash, at the Gulf County
Courthouse, 1000 Cecil
Costin Blvd., Port St. Joe,
FL 32456, at 11:00 a.m.,
on the 30th day of Octo-
ber, 2008, the following
described property as set
forth, in said Final Judg-
ment, to-wit:

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

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

DATED at Port St. Joe,
Gulf County, Florida, this
3rd day of October, 2008.

BECKY NORRIS
Clerk of Circuit Court
By: Jasmine Hysmith
Deputy Clerk
Attorney for Plaintiff:
Russell A. White,
No.253091
ROGERS, MORRIS &
ZIEGLER
1401 East Broward Blvd.,
Suite 300
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33301
Telephone: (954) 462-1431
October 16, 23, 2008
8828S
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE 14TH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
GULF COUNTY FLORIDA
GENERAL JURISDICTION
DIVISION

U.S. BANK NATIONAL AS-
SOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE
FOR CERTIFI-
CATEHOLDERS OF BEAR
STEARNS ASSET
BACKED SECURITIES I
LLC, ASSET-BACKED
CERTIFICATES, SERIES
2005-AC4,
PLAINTIFF,

VS.

BLAISE PROVITOLA, ET
AL.,
DEFENDANTS)
CASE NO:
23-2008-CA-000082
NOTICE OF ACTION
CONSTRUCTIVE SER-
VICE

TO: BLAISE PROVJTOLA;
UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF
BLAISE PROVITOLA
whose residence is un-


OF BEGINNING, continue
North 20 Degrees 21 Min-
utes 53 Seconds West for
a distance of 117.03 feet;
thence go North 64 De-
grees 43 Minutes 42 Sec-
onds East, a distance of
469.12 feet to the Westerly
right of way boundary line
of Michael Street (having a
66 foot wide right of way)
thence go South 25 De-
grees 16 Minutes 18 Sec-
onds East along said


1 1100
have any right, title or in-
terest in the property de-
scribed in the mortgage
being foreclosed herein.

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

LOT 13, BLOCK Q OF IN-
DIAN PASS BEACH, AC-
CORDING TO THE PLAT
THEREOF AS RECORDED
IN PLAT BOOK 1,
PAGE(S) 48, OF THE PUB-
LIC RECORDS OF GULF
COUNTY, FLORIDA

has been filed against you
and you are required to
serve a copy of your writ-
ten defenses, if any, to it
on DAVID J. STERN, ESQ.
Plaintiffs attorney, who, ad-
dress is 900 South Pine Is-
land Road #400, Planta-
tion, FL 33324-3920 on or
before November 11,
2008, (no Ilter than 30
days from the date of the
first publication of this no-
tice of action) and file the
original with the clerk of
this court either before
service on Plaintiffs attor-
ney or immediately there-
after; otherwise a default
will be entered against you
for the relief demanded in
the complaint or petition
filed herein.
WITNESS my hand and
the seal of this Court at
GULF County, Florida, this
3rd day of October, 2008.

CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT
COURT
By: Jasmine Hysmith
Deputy clerk

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

LAW OFFICES OF DAVID
J. STERN
Attorney for Plaintiff
900 SOUTH PINE ISLAND
ROAD SUITE 400
PLANTATION, FL
33324-3920
08-40058 (EMC)
October 16, 23, 2008
8846S
ADVERTISEMENT
FOR BIDS:

The Gulf County School
Board will be accepting
bids for the Port St. Joe
High School Track. The
job will consist of the re-
moval and off site disposal
of all existing asphalt The
reworking of the base and
grade to the proper slope.
Applying one inch of new
asphalt and painting all
lines. The track must be
FHSAA sanctioned. The
contractor must be a certi-
fied track builder.

The contractor must be
pre-qualified with the Gulf
County School Board. A
pre-qualification package
can be picked up at the
Maintenance Department,
150 Middle School Road,
Port St. Joe, FL. All con-
tractorp must comply with
the Jessica Lunsford Act.
Bids will be accepted be-
ginning October 16, 2008
and ending October 30,
2008 at 2 p.m. E.S.T. The
envelope is to be marked
track bid, BID #09-009
and addressed to Mr. Greg
Layfield, 150 Middle
School Road, Port St. Joe,
FL 32456. The Gulf County
School Board reserves the
right to reject any or all
bids.

You can contact Greg
Layfield at 850-229-8369
with any questions
October 16, 23, 2008
8859S
NOTICE OF
APPLICATION
FOR TAX DEED
NOTICE IS HEREBY
GIVEN that Wallace Coo-:
ley & Jim Holmes the
holder of the following Tax
Certificate, has filed said
certificate for a tax deed to
be issued thereon. The
certificate number and
year of issuance, the de-
scription of the property,
and the names in which it
was assessed are as fol-
lows:

Certificate No. 136

Application No. 2008-25

Year of Issuance: 2006'

R.E. No. 01546-530R

Description of Property:
LOT 25 (NEW PARCEL)
COMMENCE at a 4"
square concrete monu-
ment stamped L.B. No.
053, at the Southeast Cor-
ner of the Southwest Quar-
ter of the Northwest Quar-
ter of Section 10, Town-
ship 4 South, Range 10
West, Gulf County, Florida,
thence go North 89 De-
grees 21 Minutes 58 Sec-
onds West along the
Southerly boundary line of
the Southwest Quarter of
the Northwest Quarter of
said Section 10 (as monu-
mented) for a distance of
793.89 feet; thence go
North 20 Degrees 21 Min-
utes 52 Seconds West for
a distance of 100.01 feet
for the POINT OF BEGIN-
NING. From said POINT


1300 Thomaswood Drive
Tallahassee, Florida 32308
October 23, 30, 2008
8877S
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE FOURTEENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND
FOR GULF COUNTY,
FLORIDA

CAPITAL CITY BANK,
Plaintiff,


Westerly right of way
boundary line for a dis-
tance of feet, thence
go South 66 Degrees 19
Minutes 42 Seconds West
for a distance of 479.32
feet to the POINT OF BE-
GINNING. Said parcel of
land lying and being in
Section 10, Township 4
South, Range 10 West,
Gulf County, Florida, and'
having an area of ac-
res, more or less.

Name in which assessed:
Gary & Christine Williams

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 12th
day of November, 2008.

Dated this 9th day of Octo-
ber, 2008.

REBECCA L.. NORRIS
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT
COURT
GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
BY: Donna L. Ray
Deputy Clerk
October 16, 23, 30,
November 6, 2008
8868S
PUBLIC MEETING OF
THE GULF COUNTY
CANVASSING BOARD
The Gulf County
Canvassing Board will
meet at .1:30 PM EST on
October 31, 2008 at the
Supervisor of Elections Of-
fice, 401 Long Ave, Port St.
Joe, Florida. This meeting
is open to the public. The
Canvassing Board will
meet to canvass the ab-
sentee ballots for the No-
vember 4, 2008 General
Election, to receive queries
from the public about ab-
sentee ballots, and to can-
vass all returns as neces-
sary.

Absentee ballots for the
November 4, 2008 Primary
Election received prior to
October 31st will be availa-
ble for public inspection
until 1:30 PM EST on Oc-
tober 31, 2008 at the Gulf
County Elections Office,
401 Long Ave, Port St.
Joe, Florida. After that time
these absentees will be
processed, however not
counted. Counting of the
Absentee Ballots will not
begin until 7 PM EST on
November 4, 2008. At 6
PM EST on November 4,
2008 the Canvassing
Board will reconvene to
canvass the ballots re-
ceived between 9 AM on
October 31st and 7 PM
EST on November 4th.
These absentee ballots will
be processed and tabula-
tion will proceed on all bal-
lots at 7 PM EST.
The Canvassing Board will
reconvene on November
14th at 2:00 EST to can-
vass any Overseas Ballots
returned per the 10 Day
Overseas Absentee Rule.

These meetings are open
to the public. All interested
parties are encouraged to
attend.

Linda Griffin
Supervisor of Elections
Gulf County, Florida
October 23, 2008
8876S
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE FOURTEENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND
FOR GULF COUNTY,
FLORIDA

CAPITAL CITY BANK,
Plaintiff,

vs.
JOHN R. DAVIS, IRIS H.
DAVIS and UNKNOWN
TENANTSS,
Defendants.

CASE NO.: 07-373-CA

NOTICE OF SALE
PURSUANT TO
CHAPTER 45

NOTICE is given pursuant
to a Final Judgment of
Foreclosure dated October
6, 2008, in Case No.
07-373-CA, of the Circuit
Court of the Fourteenth Ju-
dicial Circuit, In and for
Gulf County, Florida, in
which CAPITAL CITY
BANK is the Plaintiff and
JOHN R. DAVIS and IRIS
H. DAVIS, are the Defend-
ants, I will sell to the high-
est and best bidder for
cash at the front lobby
door of the Gulf County
Courthouse in Port St. Joe,
Gulf County, Florida at
11:00 a.m. on November
13, 2008, the property set
forth in the Final Judgment
of Foreclosure and more
particularly described as
follows:

LOT 2, SEA HAVEN SUB-
DIVISION, ACCORDING
TO THE OFFICIAL PLAT
THEREOF ON FILE IN THE
OFFICE OF THE CLERK
OF CIRCUIT COURT OF
GULF COUNTY FLORIDA.

DATED: October 19, 2008.

REBECCA L. NORRIS
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: Jasmine Hysmith
Deputy Clerk

Garvin B. Bowden, Esq,
Gardner, Bist, Wiener,
Wadsworth & Bowden PA.


UAL, DEFENDANTS)
WHO ARE NOT KNOWN
TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE,
WHETHER SAID UN-
KNOWN PARTIES MAY
CLAIM AN INTEREST AS
SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVI-
SEES, GRANTEES OR
OTHER CLAIMANTS;
MORTGAGE ELEC-
TRONIC REGISTRATION
SYSTEMS, INC.; DUNES


1100 1

vs.

LOIS M. NICHOLS AND
OWN TENANTS,
Defendants.

CASE NO.: 2008-147-CA

NOTICE OF SALE
PURSUANT TO
CHAPTER 45

NOTICE is given pursuant
to a Final Judgment of
Foreclosure dated October
6, 2008, in Case No.
2008-147-CA, of the Circuit
Court of the Fourteenth Ju-
dicial Circuit, in and for
Gulf County, Florida, in
which CAPITAL CITY
BANK is the Plaintiff and
LOIS M. NICHOLS AND
UNKNOWN TENANTS are
the Defendants, I will sell
to the highest and best
bidder for cash at the front
lobby door of the Gulf
County Courthouse in Port
St. Joe, Gulf County, Flor-
ida at 11:00 a.m. on No-
vember 13, 2008, the prop-
erty set forth in the Final
Judgment of Foreclosure
and more particularly de-
scribed as follows:

Lot 2, Block C, Cape Plan-
tation Phase I, a portion of
Section 25, Township 8
South, Range 11 West,
Gulf County, Florida, being
more particularly de-
scribed as follows:

Commence at the North-
east corner of said Section
25., thence along the East
line of said Section 25, S
00'00'00"E, 32.32 feet to a
point on the South
right-of-way line of West
Rutherford Road (66 foot
wide right-of-way); thence
along said right-of-way
line, S89'42'30"W, 399.66
feet; thence S0226'47"W,
350.53 feet to the Point of
Beginning; thence con-
tinue S02026'47"W, 100.09
feet; thence N9000'00"W,
322.97 feet to a point on
the Easterly right-of-way
line of Plantation Drive (50
foot wide right-of-way);
thence along said
right-of-way line
N1039'06"E, 87.53 feet;
thence continue along said
right-of-way line
N1801'46"E, 14.70 feet;
thence S9000'00"E,
3068.50 feet to the Point of
Beginning.

Any person claiming an in-
terest in the surplus from
the sale, if any, other than
the property owner as of
the date ofthe lis pend-
ens, must file a claim
within sixty (60) days after
the sale.
DATED: October 10, 2008.
REBECCA.L. NORRIS
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: Jasmine Hysmith
Deputy Clerk

Garvin B. Bowden, Esq,
Gardner, Bist, Wiener,
Wadsworth & Bowden PA.
1300 Thomaswood Drive
Tallahassee, Florida 32308
October 23, 30, 2008
8879S
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE 14TH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
GENERAL JURISDICTION
DIVISION

CITIMORTGAGE, INC.,
SUCCESSOR BY
MERGER TO ABN AMRO
MORTGAGE GROUP INC.
PLAINTIFF

VS.

TRAVIS E. MILLS; CAN-
DACE D. MILLS; ANY AND
ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES
CLAIMING BY THROUGH,
UNDER, AND AGAINST
THE HEREIN NAMED IN-
D I V I D U A L ,
DEFENDANTS) WHO ARE
NOT KNOWN TO BE
DEAD OR ALIVE,
WHETHER SAID UN-
KNOWN PARTIES MAY
CLAIM AN INTEREST AS
SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVI-
SEES. GRANTEES OR
OTHER CLAIMANTS,
SUNTRUST BANK: JOHN
DOE AND JANE DOE. AS
UNKNOWN TENANTS IN
POSSESSION
DEFENDANTSS.

CASE NO: 08-03CA I

NOTICE OF
FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY
GIVEN pursuant to a Sum-
mary Final Judgment of,
Foreclosure dated October
6, 2008 entered in Civil
Case No. 08-03CA of the
Circuit Court of the 14TH
Judicial Circuit in and for
GULF County, PORT ST.
JOE, Florida, I will sell to
the highest and best bid-
der for cash at FRONT
LOBBY OF COURTHOUSE
at the GULF County Court-
house located at 1000
5TH STREET, ROOM 148
in PORT ST. JOE, Florida,
at 10:15 a.ma.m. on the
13th day of November,
2008 the following de-
scribed property as set
forth in said Summary Fi-
nal .Judgment, to-wit:

COMMENCE AT THE;
NORTHEAST CORNER OF
THE SOUTHWEST QUAR-
TER OF SECTION 16,
TOWNSHIP 4 SOUTH,
RANGE 9 WEST, AND EX-
TEND A LINE SOUTH
ALONG THE EAST LINE
OF SAID SOUTHWEST
QUARTER OF THE
NORTHWEST QUARTER
FOR 672.48 FEET TO A
CONCRETE MONUMENT;


OFF FOR THE POINT OF
BEGINNING FORM THIS
POINT OF BEGINNING
RETRACE THE LINE LAST
DESCRIBED IN A NORTH-
WESTERLY DIRECTION
FOR 103.17 FEET MORE
OR LESS, TO THE
SOUTHEASTERN R/W OF
STATE ROAD S-22-A;
THEN TURN 9000'00"
LEFT ALONG R/W FOR
168.17 FEET; THE TURN
9000'00" LEFT FOR
171.70 FEET, MORE OR
LESS, TO THE MEAN
HIGH WATER LINE OF
CHIPOLA CUTOFF;
THENCE NORTHERLY
ALONG SAID MEAN HIGH
WATER LINE TO THE
POINT OF BEGINNING,
SAID LAND BEING IN THE
SOUTHWEST QUARTER
OF THE NORTHWEST
QUARTER OF THE
NORTHWEST QUARTER
OF SECTION 16, TOWN-
SHIP 4 SOUTH, RANGE 9
WEST, GULF COUNTY,
FLORIDA.

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

Dated this 9th day of Octo-
ber, 2008.
Rebecca L. Norris, Clerk
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: Jasmine Hysmith
Deputy Clerk
IN ACCORDANCE WITH
THE AMERICANS WITH
DISABILITIES ACT, per-
sons with disabilities need-
ing a special accommoda-
tion should contact
COURT ADMINISTRA-
TION, at the GULF County
Courthouse at NONE,
1-800-955-8771 (TDD) or
1-800-955-8770, via Florida
Relay Service.

Attorney for Plaintiff
THE LAW OFFICES OF
DAVID J. STERN, PA.
900 S. PINE ISLAND
BLVD, STE 400
Plantation, FL 33324
(954) 233-8000
07-28008(FM)FNM
October 23, 30, 2008
8881S
NOTICE TO
RECEIVE SEALED BIDS
BID NO. 0809-02

The Gulf County Tourist
Development Council will
receive sealed bids from
any person, company or
corporation interested in
construction of the follow-
ing project:

Provide and Deliver
Twenty (20) Complete Pet
Stations as described be-
low to the Gulf County
Tourist Development
Council. Gulf County Pub-
lic Beach Access Points
and Parks in Gulf County,
Florida.

The Pet Stations should
each include a polythene
post, sign, polythene pet
waste collection bag dis-
penser, waste receptacle
with hinged lid and pet
waste collection bags.
Color preference is dark
green. The sign should
read: (Across Top of Sign)
Pet Waste Station. (Across
Bottom of Sign) Please
leash and clean up. after
your pet. The sign should
include an image of a pet
owner with a dog on a
leash.

Please direct all bid ques-
tions to the Gulf County
Tourist Development
Council, 150 Captain
Fred's Place, Port St Joe,
FL 32456 850-229-7800.

Please indicate on the en-
velope that this is a
SEALED BID, the BID
NUMBER, and what the
BID is for. Please include 3
copies of your proposal.

Bids will be received until
Thursday, November 13,
2008 at 4:30 p.m., ET., at
the Office of the Clerk of
Circuit Court, 1000 Cecil
G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., Room
148, Port St. Joe, FL
32456. Bids will be opened
at this same location on
Monday, November 17,
2008 at 10:00 a.m., E.T.

The Board reserves the
right to reject any and all
bids and to waive techni-
calities.

BOARD OF COUNTY
COMMISSIONERS
GULF COUNTY FLORIDA
By: /s/ Billy Traylor,
Chairman
Attest: /s/ Rebecca Norris,
Clerk
Ad# 2008-128
October 23, 30, 2008
8882S
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE 14TH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
GENERAL JURISDICTION
DIVISION

US BANK NATIONAL AS-
SOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE
FOR BEAR STEARNS AS-
SET BACKED SECURI-
TIES 2005-AC3
PLAINTIFF

VS.

JOHN W. SAMMONS, III;
UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF'
JOHN W. SAMMONS, III,
IF ANY; ANY AND.ALL UN-
KNOWN PARTIES CLAIM-
ING BY, THROUGH, UN-
DER, AND AGAINST THE
HEREIN NAMED INDIVID-


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I


I 1100
CLUB OF CAPE SAN
BLAS CONDOMINIUM AS-
SOCIATION, INC.; JOHN
DOE AND JANE DOE AS
UNKNOWN TENANTS IN
POSSESSION
DEFENDANTS)

CASE NO: 2007-220-CA

NOTICE OF
FORECLOSURE SALE

NOTICE IS HEREBY
GIVEN pursuant to a Sum-
mary Final Judgment of
Foreclosure dated October
6, 2008 entered in Civil
Case No. 2007-220-CA of
the Circuit Court of the
14TH Judicial Circuit in
and for GULF County, Port
St. Joe, Florida, I will sell
to the highest and best
bidder for cash at in the
FRONT LOBBY of the
Courthouse at the GULF
County Courthouse to-
'cated at 1000 5th Street in
Port St. Joe, Florida, at
11:00 a.m. on the 13th day
of November, 2007 the fol-
lowing described property
as set forth in said Sum-
mary Final Judgment,
to-wit:

CONDOMINIUM UNIT 4,
THE DUNES CLUB OF
CAPE SAN BLAS, A CON-
DOMINIUM, ACCORDING
TO THE DECLARATION
OF CONDOMINIUM RE-
CORDED IN BOOK 303,
PAGE 283, OF THE OFFI-
CIAL RECORDS OF GULF
COUNTY FLORIDA.

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

Dated this 9th day of Octo-
ber, 2008.

Rebecca L. Norris, Clerk
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: Jasmine Hysmith
Deputy Clerk

IN ACCORDANCE WITH
THE AMERICANS WITH
DISABILITIES ACT, per-
sons with disabilities need-
ing a special accommoda-
tion should contact
COURT ADMINISTRA-
TION, at the GULF County
Courthouse at NONE,
1-800-955-8771 (TDD) or
1-800-955-8770, via Florida
Relay Service.

Attorney for Plaintiff
THE LAW OFFICES OF
DAVID J. STERN, PA.,
900 S. PINE ISLAND RD,
STE. 400
PLANTATION, FL.33324
(954)233-8000
07-89221 (ASCF)
October 23,30, 2008
8883S
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE FOURTEENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR GULF COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION

THE BANK OF NEW YORK
FOR THE BENEFIT OF
THE CWABS, INC.,
ASSET-BACKED CERTIFI-
CATES, SERIES 2007-1,
Plaintiff,

Vs.

EARL F. HOLBERT, et al,
Defendantss.

CASE NO. 07-470CA
DIVISION

NOTICE OF
FORECLOSURE SALE

NOTICE IS HEREBY
GIVEN pursuant to a Final
Judgment of Mortgage
Foreclosure-dated October
06, 2008 and entered in
Case No. 07-470CA of the
Circuit Court of the FOUR-
TEENTH Judicial Circuit in
and for GULF County, Flor-
ida wherein THE BANK OF
NEW YORK FOR THE
BENEFIT OF THE CWABS,
INC., ASSET-BACKED
CERTIFICATES, SERIES
2007-1, is the Plaintiff and
EARL F. HOLBERT; BAR-
BARA A. HOLBERT;
TAUNTON DEVELOP-
MENT INC.; TENANT #1
N/K/A JOHN DOE, and
TENANT #2 N/KIA JANE
DOE are the Defendants, I
will sell to the highest and
best bidder for cash at
LOBBY OF THE GULF
COUNTY COURTHOUSE
at 11:00AM, on the 6th day
of November, 2008, the
following described prop-
erty as set forth in'said Fi-
nal Judgment:

LOT 5, OAK GARDENS
SUBDIVISION, UNIT II AS
RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 6, PAGE 20, PUB-
LIC RECORDS OF GULF


| 1100
COUNTY FLORIDA.

A/K/A 145 MARY DRIVE,
WEWAHITCHKA, FL
32465

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
the seal of this Court on
October 9, 2008.

Rebecca L. Norris, Clerk
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: Jasmine Hysmith
Deputy Clerk

**See Americans with Dis-
abilities Act
In accordance with the
Americans with Disabilities
Act, persons needing a
special accommodation to
participate in this proceed-
ing should contact Gulf
County Courthouse
#850-229-6113 (TDD)

Florida Default Law Group,
RL.
RO. Box 25018
Tampa, Florida
33622-5018
F07054610
October 23, 30, 2008
8912S
NOTICE OF SALE

The Space Place intends
to sell the personal prop-
erty of below listed storage
units to enforce a lien im-
posed on said property
under the Florida self stor-
age facility act (section
83-801.809 Florida stat-
utes). The undersigned will
sell at public sale by com-
petitive bidding, on No-
vember 7, 2008 at 9:00
a.m. on the premises
where the said property
has been stored at The
Space Place, 625A 15th
Street, Mexico Beach, 'FL
32410.

1. Contents of 2A10,
rented by Missy G. James,
AKA Beach Side Cleaners.
Contents of building are
unknown.

All sales are final, and will.
be paid for in cash, and're-
moved from property- at
time of sale. Sale is sub-
ject to be cancelled in the
event of settlement, be-
tween owner and the obli-
gated party.
G.A.E. INC.
October 23, 30, 2008
8943S
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE FOURTEENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF
THE STATE OF FLORIDA,
IN AND- FOR GULF
COUNTY
CML DIVISION

CITIFINANCIAL EQUITY
SERVICES, INC.,
Plaintiff,

vs.

JEREMY R. CHASE; THE
UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF
JEREMY R. CHASE; TE-
RESA M. CHASE; THE
UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF
TERESA M. CHASE; SHIR-
LEY JONES; THE UN-
KNOWN SPOUSE OF
SHIRLEY JONES; IF LIV-
ING, INCLUDING ANY UN-
KNOWN SPOUSE OF
SAID DEFENDANTSS, IF
REMARRIED, AND IF DE-
CEASED, THE RESPEC-
TIVE UNKNOWN HEIRS,
DEVISEES, GRANTEES,
ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS,
LIENORS, AND TRUS-
TEES, AND ALL OTHER
PERSONS CLAIMING BY
THROUGH, UNDER- OR
AGAINST THE NAMED
DEFENDANTSS; UN-
KNOWN TENANT #1;
UNKNOWN TENANT #2;
Defendantss. -

CASE NO. 08-38408 -

NOTICE OF ACTION,

TO: JEREMY R. CHASE;
THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE
OF JEREMY R. CHASE;
TERESA M. CHASE; THE
UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF
TERESA M. CHASE; IF
LIVING, INCLUDING ANY
UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF
SAID DEFENDANTSS, IF
REMARRIED, AND IF DE-
CEASED, THE RESPEC-
TIVE UNKNOWN HEIRS,
DEVISEES, GRANTEES,
ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS,
LIENORS, AND TRUS-
TEES, AND ALL OTHER
PERSONS CLAIMING BY
THROUGH, UNDER OR
AGAINST THE NAMED
DEFENDANTSS; -

Whose residence are/is
unknown.


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quired to file your answer PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE .26, 11 West, Gulf County, Flor-
or written defenses, if any, PUBLIC RECORDS OF ida; thence North 77.67
in the above proceeding GULF COUNTY FLORIDA. feet; thence continue North
with the Clerk of this Court, 77.67 feet to an old ter-
and to serve a copy ANY PERSON .CLAIMING racotta monument; thence
the(eof upon the plaintiff's AN INTEREST IN THE North 89 degrees 59 min-
attorney, Law Offices of SURPLUS FROM THE utes 24 seconds West
Daniel C. Consuegra, 9204 SALE, IF ANY, OTHER 953.25,feet to a bent re'bar
King Palm Drive, Tampa, THAN THE PROPERTY lying on the Westerly 'right
FL 33619-1328, telephone OWNER AS OF THE DATE of way line of Kemp Ceme-
(813) 915-8660, facsimile OF THE LIS PENDENS tery Road, said point being
(813) 915-0559, by _, MUST FILE A CLAIM the POINT OF BEGINN-
2008, the nature of this WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER ING; thence from said
proceeding being asuitfor THE SALE. POINT OF BEGINNING
foreclosure of mortgage run West 397.35 feet to a
against the following de- In accordance with the concrete monument;
scribed property, to wit: Americans with Disabilities thence South 00 degrees
Act of 1990, persons need- 08 minutes 05 seconds
COMMENCING AT THE ing special accommoda- West 77.67 feet to a rod
NORTHWEST CORNER tion to participate in this and cap; thence South 89
OF THE SOUTHWEST 1/4 proceeding should contact degrees 59 minutes 59
OF SECTION 18, TOWN- the Clerk of the Court not seconds East 389.83 feet
SHIP 5 SOUTH, RANGE 9 later than five business to a rod and cap lying on
WEST, GULF COUNTY, days prior to the proceed- the Westerly right of way
FLORIDA AND RUN ing at the Gulf County line of said Kemp Ceme-
SOUTH 03 DEGREES 03 Courthouse. Telephone tery Road; thence run
MINUTES 17 SECONDS 850-229-6113 or along said right of way line
EAST ALONG THE WEST 1-800-955-8770 via Florida North 05 degrees 39 min-
'LINE OF SAID SECTION Relay Service. utes 56 seconds East
18 FOR 569.06 FEET; 78.05 feet to the POINT OF
THENCE NORTH 86 DE- DATED at Port Saint Joe, BEGINNING, containing
GREES 26 MINUTES 09 Florida, on September 18, 0.70 acres more or less.
SECONDS EAST FOR 2008.
212.50 FEET TO THE TOGETHER WITH A 2006
POINT OF BEGINNING; Rebecca L. Norris, CLAYTON MANUFAC-
THENCE CONTINUE As Clerk, Circuit Court TURED HOME BEARING
NORTH 86 DEGREES 26 S E R I A L #
-MINUTES 09 SECONDS /s/Jasmine Hysmith WHC015877GA/WHC0158
EAST FOR 106.25 FEET; As Deputy Clerk 77GAB
THENCE SOUTH 03 DE-
GREES 03 MINUTES 17 Publish October 16 & 23, And which postal address
SECONDS EAST FOR 2008 is: 257 Kemp Cemetery
205.00 FEET TO THE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT Rd., Wewahitchka, Florida
NORTH RIGHT-OF-WAY IN AND FOR GULF 32465
LINE OF A GRADED COUNT AN FLORIDA GEN- And including the Mobile
ROAD; THENCE SOUTH ERAL JURISDICTION DIVI- Home as described in the
86 DEGREES 26 MINUTES SIOJUNRI attached legal description.
09 SECONDS WEST at Public Sale, to the high-
ALONG SAID NORTH CASE NO:08-173-CA est bidder, for cash, at the
RIGHT-OF-WAY FOR front lobby of the Gulf
106.25 FEET; THENCE RBC CENTURA BANK County Courthouse, 1000
NORTH 03 DEGREES 03 RBC PLAINTURABANK Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd.,
MINUTES 17 SECONDS PLAINTIFF Port St. Joe, Florida, at
WEST FOR 205.00 FEET RY S. SETTLE ET AL 11:00 a.m. on the 30th day
TO THE POINT OF BEGIN- DEFENDANTS of October, 2008.
NING. SAID PARCEL LY- / ANY PERSON CLAIMING
ING IN THE SOUTHWEST NOTICE OF FORECLO- ANY PERS CLAIMING
1/4 OF SECTION 18, SURE SALE AN INTEREST IN THE
TOWNSHIP 5 SOUTH, SURPLUS FROM THE
RANGE 9 WEST AND NOTICE IS HEREBY SALE, IF ANY, OTHER
HAVING AN AREA OF 0.50 GIVEN pursuant to a Sum- THAN THE PROPERTY
ACRES, MORE OR LESS. OWNER AS OF THE0DATE
mary Final Judgment of OF THE LIS PENDENS
A/K"A foreclosure date Septem- MUST FILE A CLAIM
211HYSMITH DRIVE br 22, 2008 entered in WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER
WEWAHITCHKA, FI Civil Case No. 08-173-CA THEN0 DAYS AFTERLE.
324WAH A of the Circuit Court in and THEAL
32465 for GULF County, Florida, I WITNESS my hand and
If you fail to file your an- will sell to the highest and the Seal of this Court this
If you fail to file your an- best bidder for cash AT the Seal of this Court this
swer or written defenses in THE FRONT LOBBY OF 22nd day of September,
the above proceeding, on THE GULF COUNTY 2008.
plaintiff's attorney, a de- COURTHOUSE LOCATED ClerkoftheCircuitCourt
fault will be entered AT 1000 CECIL COSTIN Clerk of the Circuit Court
against you for the relief BOULEVARD, PORT ST. Jasmine Hysmith
demanded in the Corn- JOE, FLORIDA, at 11:00 Deputy Clerk
plaint or Petition. Ja, on the 3' h day of October 16 & 23, 2008
DATED at GULF County October, 2008 the follow- IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
this 16th day of October, ing described property as OF THE FOURTEENTH
this th day of Octob set forth in said Summary JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND
2008. Final Judgment, to-wit: FOR GULF COUNTY,
n accordance with the LOT 84, OF SUNSET VIL- FLORIDA
In accordance with the LAGE SUBDIVISION, AC-
'American with Disabilities LAGE SUBDIVISION, AC-
Act of 1990, persons need- CORDING TO THE PLAT CIVIL ACTION
Act of 1990 persons need- THEREOF RECORDED IN
.ing a special accommo- THE PUBLIC RECORDS CASE NO. 2007-22-CA
dation to participate in this OF GULF COUNTY FLOR- DIVISION
proceeding should contact IDA, AT PLAT BOOK 4,
the ASA Coordinator no PAGE 19 WASHING MUTUAL BANK
later than seven (7) days ted this 22nd day of F/K/A WASHINGTON MU-
prior to the proceedings. If September, 2008. TUAL BANK, FA,
hearing impaired, please Any person claiming an in- Plaintiff, \
rcall (800) 955-77 (voceTDD) terest in the surplus from vs.
or (800) 955-8770 (voice) the sale, if any, other than JOHN C. WEBB, et al,
viaFloridaRelayervic the property owner as of Defendant(s)
October 23, 30, 2008 the date of the lis pendens _____
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT must file a claim within NOTICE OF RESCHED-
FOR GULF COUNTY, sixty (60) days after the ULED FORECLOSURE
FLORIDA. sale. SALE
CIVIL DIVISION /s/Jasmine Hysmith NOTICE IS HEREBY
Deputy Clerk GIVEN pursuant to an Or-
CASE NO. der Rescheduling Foreclo-
232008CA000065XXXXXX If you are a person with a sure Sale dated Septem-
disability who needs any ber 15, 2008 and entered
BANK OF NEW YORK AS accommodation in order in Case NO. 2007-22-CA of
TRUSTEE FOR THE CER- to participate in this pro- the Circuit Court of the
TIFICATEHOLDERS ceeding you are entitled, FOURTEENTH Judicial
CWABS, INC. at no cost to you, to the Circuit in and for GULF
ASSET-BACKED CERTIFI- provision of certain assis- County, Florida wherein
CATES, SERIES 2005-16, tance. Please contact the WASHINGTON MUTUAL
Plaintiff, office of the Court Admin- BANK F/K/A
vs. istrator, GULF County WASHINGTON MUTUAL
CHRISTOPHER S. BRANT; Courthouse, at within two BANK, FA, is the Plaintiff
REBECCA L. BRANT; (2) working days of your and JOHN C. WEBB; ANY
GULF COUNTY BOARD receipt of this Notice of AND ALL UNKNOWN
OF COUNTY COMMIS- Sale; 1-800-955-8771 PARTIES CLAIMING BY,
SIONERS; UNKNOWN (TDD) for hearing impaired THROUGH, UNDER, AND
-TENANT NO.1; UN- or 1-800-955-8770, via AGAINST THE HEREIN
KNOWN TENANT NO. 2; Florida Relay Service. NAMED INDIVIDUAL
and ALL UNKNOWN PAR- DEFENDANTS) WHO ARE
TIES CLAIMING INTER- Publish October 16 & 23, NOT KNOWN TO BE
ESTS BY THROUGH, UN- 2008 DEAD OR ALIVE,
DER OR AGAINST A IN THE CIRCUIT COURT WHETHER SAID
NAMED DEFENDANT TO IN THE FOURTEENTH JU- UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY
THIS ACTION, OR HAV DICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND CLAIM AN INTEREST AS
ING OR CLAIMING TO FOR GULF COUNTY SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVI-
H-AVE ANY RIGHT, TITLE FLORIDA SEES, GRANTEES, OR
OR INTEREST IN THE OTHER CLAIMANTS;
PROPERTY HEREIN DE- CASE NO.: 08-12-CA UNITED STATES OF
SCRIBED, DIVISION AMERICA; are the Defend-
Defendants. ants, I will sell to the high-
/ VANDERBILT MORTGAGE est and best bidder for
-RE-NOTICE OF SALEAND FINANCE, INC., cash at LOBBY OF THE
-PURSUANT TO CHAPTER AlINANCE, GULF COUNTY COURT-
45 Plaintiff, HOUSE at 11:00 AM, on
NOTICE IS HEREBY vs
GIVEN pursuant to an Or- VS.
der. or Summary Final KIMBERLY TAYLOR; and
Judgment of foreclosure UNKNOWN TENANT IN 6100
dated August 11,2008 and POSSESSION,
an Order Resetting Sale Defendants
date September 18 2008, e ts.
0ad entered in Case No. TICEOFSALE POrt St.
'232008CA000065XXXXXX NOTICE OP SALE Por St.

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Or whr SK Foreclosure in this cause, Prime Retail S
FOR THE CERTIFR in the Circuit Court of Gulf 319 Reid Avenue
CATEHOLDERS CWABS, County, Florida, I will sell 1350sf occupant a
NCO. ASSET-BACKED the property situated in NNN
CERTIFICATES, SERIES Gulf County, Florida de-
2005-16 is Plaintiff and scribed 317 Williams AVi
CHRISTOPHER S. BRANT; All of the following 1800sf tenant impro
REBECCA L. BRANT described property lying
'GULF COUNTY BOARD on the West side of the 325 Reid Avenue
OF COUNTY COMMIS- Kemp Cemetery Road: 4500sf flex space; ci
SIONERS; UNKNOWN Beginning atthe Southeast 309 Reid Avenu
KNNW TENAN 1NOU- corner of NE 1/4 of SW 6000sf- renovated sh
aodALL UNKNOWN PART 1/4, Section 12 T4S, gross
TIES C N INTER- R11W, and run North n
TIES A ROUGH UNT- along the quarter section 310 Reid Avenue
DE OR AGIST A line a distance of 77 feet 5750sf Suite B; perfe
NAMED DEFENDANT TO and 8 inches for a point of NNN
THIS ACTIONAOR HAV beginning; From this point
ING OR CLAIMING TO of beginning, continue run- Office Space
-HAVE ANY RIGHT TITLE ning North along quarter 202 Marina Drivi
OR INTEREST IN THE section line a distance of 680sf well appointed
POPRITYREREIN DE- 77 feet end 8 inches; (Bayside Building)
SCRIBED are Defendants, more or less, to quarter 310 Reid Avenue
Swill sell t the highest and section line; thence run 1116sf Suite C;finis
best bidder for ofcash at the Gf South along quarter suites and filing/stora!
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county Courthouse, 1000 feet and 8 inches; 322 Long Avenu
Cecil G. Cotin, SJoe, Blvd., thence run East 1320 feet, 1000sf move-in read
Prt Saint Joeless,,to the pointFlorida
32451 in Gulf County, Flor- more or less,to the point Warehouse / F
"Ida, at 11:00 a.m. on the fb Tegin niing
'30th day of October, 2008, Said parcel also being de- 110 Trade Circle
the following described said parcel aso being de- 22500sf- 12500sf- P
property as set forth in scribed by recent survey NNN (incl. water/sewe
said Order or Final Judg- as:
ment, to-wit: Commence at the South- Marketed E)
LOT 10, BLOCK "F" OF east Corner of the North- 85029 "6
BAY VIEW HEIGHTS SUB ast Quartr of th South- 850-229-
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the 30th day of October, GULF OF MEXICO; 404 Battles St. 3 br, 1 ba
2008, the following de- THENCE RUN ALONG Huge Muti Family Salel 5 Mexico Beach* Connectig Living Rm For Rent BY
scribed property as set SAID APPROXIMATE miles south of /Dining Rm, laundry room, OWNER
forth in said Final Judge- MEAN HIGH WATERLINE Wewahitchka. on Hwy 71 2 BR, 1 BA, home on ca- C/HA. For more info Call
ment: SOUTH 27 DEGREES 39 corner of Roberts nal gulf view 106 N 26th Gloria 229-6327 By Owner Listing.Network
MINUTES 41 SECONDS Cemeteary Rd. Oct 31st Street. Completely reno- www.BeachRealty.net
PARCEL A EAST 45.33 FEET thru Nov 2nd 8am til ? vated. Furnished -
BEGIN T A ROD AND THENCE LEAVING SAID Weather permitting, too khconsteng@att.net or
CAP MARKING THE APPROXIMATE MEAN many items to list over 12 991-0220.
SOUTHEAST CORNER OF HIGH WATERLINE RUN families, new items each Home For Rent, 1110 | 7100
LOT 43(ALSO BEING THE NORTH 68 DEGREES 13 day Mexico Beach. No Garrison Ave., 1765sf of 7
LOT 43(ALSO BEING THE NORTH 68 DEGREES 13 smoking/pets 3 br, 2 ba, living area, corner lot, 3 br, Mexico Beach. 3 br, 2 bae,
NORTHEAST CORNER OF SAN BLA MINUTES 11 SECONDS A furnished MH w/deck, 1 2 ba. Carpeted living MH w/deck, 1 blk to bch,
LOT 44) OF SAN BLAS EAST 41.68 FEET TO A a J 1 o I blk to bch, dishwasher, room, dinin r oom, famildishwasher, fridge, W/D,
ESTATES, A SUBDIVISION ROD AND CAP; THENCE fidge c, dishwasher, room, dining room, am. Fy d- CH&A. Green house,
AS PER MAP OR PLAT NORTH 59 DEGREES 04 1 3300 fridge, W/D, CH&A. $1,000 room, & sun porch. Fire- CH&A. Green house,
PEREOF MAREORDEDN MINUTES 56 SECONDS 04mo + util. Long term Ise. place in living room. New shop, & storage $249,500
THEREOF RECORDED IN MINUTES 56 SECONDS (803)-604-0289 or* CH&A, Kitchen- electric or consider all serious
PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE EAST 108.14 FEET TO A D R-(803)-0397-4869 C e ectc off er' s (803) 604-0289 orus
20-22 OF THE OFFICIAL ROD AND CAP; THENCE Dr. Robert King (803)-397-4range, refrigerator & dish s (803) 604-0289 or
RECORDS OFFICE OF NORTH 70 DEGREES 18 washer. Washer & dryer in- (803)-397-4869
GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA, MINUTES 05 SECONDS Dentist clouded. By appt only, call
SAID POINT ALSO LYING EAST 58.20 FEET TO A 850-227-1286or227-6855.
ON THE WESTERLY ROD AND CAP; THENCE 325 Long Ave 1 6130 Juniper Avenue Home
RIGHT OF WAY OF SOUTH 19 DEGREES 41 3 br, 2 ba $800 mo & 2 br, For Rent. Quiet street, pri- Older 2 br ,1 ba house in
COUNTY ROAD NUMBER MINUTES 55 SECONDS 227 1812 2 ba $700mo.+ Security vate home with 3 br, 2 ba,, Hiland View, needs work,
30-E; THENCE RUN EAST 67.50 FEET TO A 2 -l l deposit req'd. Brand New fenced in yard and large w/56 x 135 ft lot, City S/W,
ALONG THE NORTHERLY ROD AND CAP; THENCE Townhomes, located .in shade trees, close to area across from new park,
BOUNDARY OF SAID LOT NORTH 70 DEGREES 18 Jones Homestead 477 schools, downtown Port $75K Call 827-2992
44 SOUTH 70 DEGREES MINUTES 05 SECONDS Ponderosa Pines in Port. St. Joe and St. Joeseph's
18 05 SECONDS EAST EAST 86.42 FEET TO THE St. Joe, Now Available, Bay. Monthly rental availa- Wewahitchka
283.87 FEET TO POINT POINT OF BEGINNING. 4100 ICall 229-881-7021 ble at $850 per month with 3 br, 1 bae, 1335 sqft
LYING ON THE APPROXI- $850 security/damage de- 700 sqft metal bidg
MATE MEAN HIGH WA- A/K/A 4047 CAPE SAN Bldg Const/Skilled Trade posit Call Gulf Coast 75 x 200 lot
TERLINE OF GULF OF BLAS ROAD, CAPE SAN Property Services at (850) $82,500
MEXICO; THENCE LEAV- BLAS, FL 32456 General Laborers o6140 229-2706 $82,500
ING SAID BOUNDARY and Roofers Call 850-625-5778
LINE RUN ALONG SAID Any, person claiming an and Roofers 2 br, 1 ba, Highland View,
APPROXIMATE MEAN interest in the surplus from Regional Roofing Bay view, W&D, DW incl,
HIGH WATERLINE NORTH the sale, if any, other than Contractor $600 mo. + dep, (817)
27 DEGREES 39 MINUTES the property owner as of is looking for the following 789-3527. Large PSJ 4 br, 3 Full 7110
41 SECONDS EAST 55.56 the date of the Lis Pend- is looking for the following baths, plus office. Across
FEET; THENCE LEAVING ens must file a claim within Roofers from lake and playground. For Sale BY
SAID APPROXIMATE sixty (60) days after the Laboofers Walk to school, town and OWNER
MEAN HIGH WATERLINE sale. We offer superior pay for bay, screened launi and
RUN NORTH 68 DE- seo superior pfnce 3 br 1.5 ba, new carpet pool, all appl. incld., By Owner Listing Network
GREES 13 MINUTES 11 WITNESSMAYHANDand superior performance. 1911 Cypress Ave. Large $1,250 mo + Utilities. www.BeachRealty.net
SECOND EAST 41.68 the seal of this Court on grea mt., great pay, fenced yard with deck. (850)-227-8777
FEET TO A RODAND September 16, 2008. great benefits plz call Great neighborhood near on Avenu me Sa-
CAP; T ORTH 59 850-913-9293 to set up a school. No smoking Long Avenue Home Spa-
CAP; THENCE NORTH 59 hone interview $85/o. + st&last cious and private home, 3 B ^
DEGREES 04 MINUTES 56 Rebecca L. Norris, wwwhone interview. $875/mo. + st & last mo ban liate h m 3I
SECONDS EAST 108.14 Clerk of the Circuit Court Webid#34012302 rent dep. 1 yr lease. Call 6yard, front porch, hard-
FEET TO A ROD CAP; Web d#34012302 648-8629 or 867-3336 yard, front porch, hard- Two nice lots in Wewa on
THENCE NORTH 70 /s/Jasmine Hysmith wood floors. 3 blocks to paved road. Sewer and
DEGREES 18 MINUTES 05 Deputy Clerk Logistics/Transportation 3 br, 1.5 ba, cottage, 54 area shopping, downtown water tap in place, Corner
SECONDS EAST 58.20 Azalea Dr, Mexico Beach and St. Joseph's ay. of 2nd St and Orange Ave.
FEET TO A ROD AND October 16 & 23, 2008 Driver Trainees Please. call 850-681-1981 Monthly rental available at $29,900 for both obo. Call
CAP; THENCE SOUTH 19 NEEDED for more info $750 per inonth with $750 827-2992 for more info.
DEGREES 41 MINUTES 55ROOD NlNEEDED m security/damage deposit
SECONDS EAST 67.50 3 br, 2 ba Mexico'Beach Call Gulf Coast Property
FEET TO A ROD AND L2120 No CDL? No Probleml Cute like new fnced, gar. 2 Services at (850) 229-2706
CAP; THENCE NORTH 70 blks to beach, dogs okMEXICO BEA71
DEGREES18 MINUTES 05 CHECK Eamupto$900/wk. Home $895 mo + dep 850- MEXICO BEACH I 71e
ECONDS EAST 6750 CK weekends with TMC. Con- 545-6128 crosbydc@earth LONG TERM 2 BR, 2 BA, Condo Near
FEET TO A ROD POINT W THIS OUTI pany endorsed CDL Train- link.net RENTAL UNCW & Shopping, reno-
LYING ON THE WEST ing 1-866-280-5309 Semi Furnished 2 br Mo- vated unit backs to priv.
ERLY RIGHT OF WAY OF bile Home, recently re- area. Lighted assigned
SAID COUNTY ROAD Near & Far, a Pho- ., modeled, with large parking. $118,900.00. Wil-
screened in porch, large mington, NC Michelle
NUMBER 30-E; THENCE tographicDisplay3/4br, denoffce, 1 bath, shaded lot and quiet Clark, Broker ntracasta
OF WAY SOUTH 19 DE- 4130 Sunny & bright, super Neighborhood, located 2 Realty 910-367-9767
GREES 41 MINUTES 55 Marguerite Foxon and T Earn up to $500 weekly clean, furnished or unfurn, blocks from beach, $625 Kia Sportage 2002, low
SECONDS WEST 10.00 Spencer invite you to joinBaewy convnience mo. + utilities dep re- mileage, fully loaded, red,
assembling our angel pins Avail NowI Only $850 quired, by appointment 5 speed, only52,000 mi-
FEET TO THE POINT OF them at the opening of in the comfort of your own month + dep. 850- only Call 647-5450 after spe, only 2,000 m
BEGINNING. their debut show, Near & home. No experience 258-6874 or 206-542-3025 4:00 pm EST. Senior and Soexcellent condition,
Far, with a reception on req'd Call 813-944-3351 or Military discounts oldI
AND Saturday November 8th visit www.angelpin.net
from 2 pm to 4 pm. Their
PARCEL B artwork is being shown at
COMMENCE AT A ROD the Jefferson Art Gallery, It's a lifestyle, not just a. ?
AND CAP MARKING THE Monticello, Florida, 575.W ob. Travel, Work, Party, Apalach. 3 br 1 ba house 8130
SOUTHEAST CORNER OF Washington Street, right Play. National Company for rent. Cntrl air, fireplace, Small 2 bedroom 1 bath Chevy Z-71 1998 Ex-,
LOT 43 (ALSO BEING THE on Highway 90. now hiring. 18+ guys and W/D, D/W, sun deck, very clean. $475 month, tended Cab, Air, CD, Auto-
NORTHEAST CORNER OF 8 5 0 9 9 7 3 3 1 1 gals to work and travel en- shady fncd in yard, work $300 deposit. No pets. matic, power windows and
LOT 44) OF SAN BLAS Near & Far explores tire USA. 2 weeks paid shed, ample parking $800 850-340-1631 doors, new transmission,
ESTATES, A SUBDIVISION images from nature that training, transportation and mo first and last $500 sc Spacious gulf view Mex- radiator and fuel pump,
AS PER MAP OR PLAT tell their own story. They lodging furnished. Returns dep. Call Brenda ico Bch, half block from new tie rod ends, $4,100
THEREOF RECORDED IN have extensively explored guaranteed. Start Todayl 227-5380. gulf, 2 br, 1 ba, deck, car- obo (850) 340-0865
PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE their own beautiful region Call Today 1-888-741-2190 port, C/HA, W/D, D/W,
20-22 OF THE OFFICIAL and traveled around the $1050mo util incl. 850
RECORDS OFFICE OF world to photograph birds, Other 899-0149
GULF COUNTY FLORIDA, flowers, -land and sea- 8210
SAID POINT ALSO LYING escapes taken in sweeping Mystery Shoppers. Earn Charming 2 tebr 1 ba, 605 Boat For Sale
ON THE WESTERLY panoramas, as well as up to $100 a day. Under- Marvin on large lot total 30'Hunter sail boat.1983
RIGHT OF WAY COUNTY close-up and personal. Let cover shoppers needed to buyrenv, 850-2274913 Rent or 6170Excellent condition. Wheel
ROAD NUMBER 30-E; them guide you through a judge retail/ dining estab- uy,2 b 1 b and diesel. $17,500 call
THENCE RUN ALONG whole new world of im- lishments. Exp not re- Charming home for rent in 1 a 404-218-0077 or e-mail
SAID RIGHT OF WAY agery... quired. Please Call Port St. Joe. 2 br w/.com- MH on 1/2 acre, chain dlanier@dtiglobal.com
NORTH 19 DEGREES 41 1-800-308-4616. puter room or nursery, 1 link backyard, front dlnedt-b -
MINUTES 55 SECONDS be, laundry room, Central porch, freshly painted
WEST 10.00 FEET TO POSTAL & OV JOB air and heat, fenced yard inside and out, new
POINT OF BEGINNING; INFO FOR SALE? no pets, $525/m, $400 sec. floor covering, nice lawnI- 8340
THENCE FROM SAID N deposit, Call 227-6216 and shrubbery, quiet -8 -
THENCE FU R country'living on Pleas- 2000 Fleetwood Bounder
POINT OF BEGINNING c i n Coastal Cottage, 2 br, To- ant Rest Rd, $550 mo + 39Z with Slide 39 foot.
CONTINUE ALONG SAID 3220 I caution tally renovated bath. $500 deposit. Work his- Class A. Only 27,983 miles
RIGHT OF WAY NORTH Cheerful and clean, Bay tory and personal refer- on 275 HP Cummings Die-
19 DEGREES41 MINUTES You NEVER have to pay views from back deck, ences required. Availa- sel. Fully Equipped and
55FEET TO RE-BAR, for information about NDS WEST 89.91 You NEVER have to pay close to Highland View ble Oct. 1st. very clean. Comfotrs in-
FEET TO RE-BARVING SAID fedeorinformation about boat ramp. $675 mo.(954) 850-643-6812 clude: AirBag Suspension,
THENCE LEAVING SAID federal or postal jobs. If815-1696 Exhaust Brake, 1 Slide. 2
RIGHT OF WAY RUN you see a job 815-1696 rooftop A/C. 7.5 Quiet Die-
SOUTH 70 DEGREES 18 Sea guarantee, contact the sel Onan Generator. 2000
MINUTES 05 SECONDS. Sleeper FTC. -A W, Watt inverter. Rear vision
WEST 297.84 FEET TO A The Federal Trade 1742 Cobla Ave lot for rent Camera. Solar Panel. 2
POINT LYING ON THE AR Lov Sat Sleer in er Commission Eagle Landing Spacious for $300 mo. for camper or TV's. CD Radio. VCR,
PROXIMATE MEAG N HIAP-H Love Seat Sleeper in per- is Americas consumer Toawnhome. New develop- RV. Call for more info DVD, SBS, Tric Refrigera-
WATERLINE OF THE 596-7339 or 850-499-3184 protection ament, Fully furnished, 227-9363 or 227-4051 tor In-Fridge Ice Maker. 3
Burner Range & Oven.
www.ftc.govfobscams beautiful, and spacious 3 DBL WD MH. 15th St., Convection Microwave.
S1-877-FTC-HELP bdrm/2bthrm townhome Mexico Beach. 3 br 2 ba, Washer/Dryer. Garbage
l located in Jones Home- unfum except for stove & Disposal Leather Captin
6100 A public service, stead, Eagle Landing sub- fridge. $750/mo + $750 Chairs. Large Fully En-
message from the FTC division to shopand St dep. 648-359. Available closed Bathroom w/Comer
and The News Herald ng, downt on and St. now.Glass shower. Porcelain
Classified Advertising Joseph's Bay. Monthly
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Bay St. Joseph Residents Celebrate
By Nancy Dimitrijevich
Quality of Life Director .
Country of theS,1
Month"
Residents at Signature
Healthcare at the Bridge at
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Rehabilitation center, here -' .
in beautiful Port St. Joe, lo
are very excited to tell you
we are celebrating a differ- .
ent country every month
for the next year. We have
already celebrated Ireland,
Africa and the Figi Islands
with dress, food, culture
and customs. Everyone can
come celebrate a touch of.
history.
Roaring '20s
Dance
Residents had a great
time at our Roaring '20s
Dance on Sept. 25.
It brought back many
wonderful memories. Smiles
swept across everyone's faces
and residents and staff had a
wonderful time.
A picture is worth a
thousand words!


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