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Tyndall Probes Election Allegations


By Tim Croft
Star News Editor

A pair of investigations is underway
at Tyndall Air Force Base into allega-
tions that federal resources were used to
advance the candidacy of a challenger in
a Gulf County Commission race.
A base spokesperson said Oct. 25 two
investigations have been launched into
allegations that a base contractor had
,used government resources in a local
Political race.
Capt. Amanda Ferrell, public affairs
officer at Tyndall, said allegations have
been made that a contractor that pro-
vides multimedia services at Tyndall had
used federal resources to assist in the


campaign of Bo Williams, who is running
for the District 3 seat on the Board of
County Commissioners in Gulf County.
Meanwhile, the incumbent Williams
is challenging, Bill Williams, confirmed
that he had filed a complaint with the
Florida Elections Commission over the
allegations.
Ferrell said there are two investiga-
tions being undertaken at T'3ndall.
One is by the contractor at the cen-
ter of the allegations. That investigation
involves the company's policies and rules
regarding actions taken by its employees
and its own code of conduct and service
to the military.
The second investigation is what is
known as a Commander Directed Inves-


tigation (CDI) by the military. As of
Oct. 25 the process of appointing an offi-
cer to spearhead that investigation was
moving forward, Ferrell said.
"Due to the limited allegations and
the cooperation of the (contractor's)
employees, we don't expect this to be
prolonged investigation," Ferrell said,
adding that base officials were aware of
the political sensitivity and timing of the
investigation.
"Tlis is something Tyndall takes very
seriously."
Ferrell said punitive action could result
from either of the investigations, be it
from the contractor toward employees

See ELECTION on Page A9


Photo by Despina Williams/The Star
The final weeks of the District 3 county commission
race between Bo, left, and Bill Williams have heated up
with allegations about improper conduct.


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The new $3.4 million Child Development Center, pictured in an artist's rendering, will have 18,000 feet of instructional space.



City, County Eye Recreation Complex


By Despina Williams
Star Staff Writer

City and county officials gathered on Thurs-
day to discuss a proposed $4 million to $6 mil-
lion Child Development Center/recreation
complex they believe will boost the economy
and positively impact the area's workforce.
City manager Charlie Weston provided an
overview of the 60-acre complex, which will
be located across from the Gulf Coast Com-
munity College Gulf/Franklin Center, 700
feet from U.S. 98.
The project began in November 2005 as
part of the Port St. Joe Marina acquisition,
with the St. Joe Company donating a 75-acre
parcel.
After a wetland delineation, the parcel was
reduced in size to 60 acres of useable land, on
which city officials hoped to construct a recre-
ational facility, complete with football, soccer
and baseball fields and other amenities.
The project quickly broadened in scope.
The city partnered with the county and
North Florida Child Development, and
together, they proposed a multi-purpose com-
plex that would serve the area's educational
and recreational needs.
"This looked like a perfect fit for the


community, county and city," Weston said.
The new Child Development Center, which
currently is housed in Highland View, would
rest on a 2.5-acre parcel, facing U.S. 98.
Though the building is still in its develop-
ment stages, the center likely would cost $3.4
million and have 18,000 feet of classroom
space, with room for physical and speech
therapist offices.
The architectural consulting firm Clemons,
Rutherford & Associates Inc. is working with
North Florida Child Development executive
director Sharon Gaskin to develop plans for
the center.
Wood and Partners Inc., a Tallahassee
firm, is working in conjunction with the Gulf
County Park Committee, Port St. Joe Flor-
ida Recreation Development Assistance Pro-
gram Committee and county engineering firm
Preble-Rish to conduct a needs assessment
for the 57.5-acre recreation complex.
Wood and Partners Inc. representatives
David Malcolm and Kristen Mansfield said
public input will play an important role in the
master plan's development.
A survey aimed at gauging the public's sup-
port and preferences for the complex will be
mailed in city utility bills.
"You get one time to get it right. We're


going to make sure we get it right," said
Weston.
Bill Kennedy of Preble-Rish presented a
phased construction timeline for the recre-
ation center complex and Child Develop-
ment Center.
The current timeline allows four months
for the needs assessment, with the first design
phase commencing in May 2009.
An eight-month construction period is
planned to begin in November 2009. An
unpaved logging road will provide tempo-
rary access to the complex.
The city and county both have allocated
$300,000 for the complex in their 2009 bud-
gets. The city also has set aside $600,000 more
for the project.
The city, county and North Florida Child
Development will actively pursue grant fund-
ing for the recreation complex and Child
Development Center.
Malcolm said his firm would compile a
list of grants the city and county have not
traditionally pursued.
"There's all types of pots of money we can
get from the state," he said.
Project stakeholders also will seek

See RECREATION on Page A3


Suspect Indicted in 2005 Murder of Justin Curcie


By Tim Croft
Star News Editor

A Gulf County grand jury on Monday
indicted Random Matthew Jackson on a
charge of first-degree murder in the 2005
slaying of Justin Jay Curcie.
In June of 2005, Curcie, then 19, left
the Wewahitchka home he shared with his
father accompanied by a friend.
He never returned, and his body was
found in remote woods almost three
months later, a victim of foul play, sheriff's
investigators said.


Three years to the month Curcie's
remains were found in a wooded area near
Wewahitchka, the Gulf County Sheriff's
Office announced an arrest in the case.
The case against Jackson, 22, of Wewa-
hitchka, was presented to the grand jury
on Thursday and Friday of last week, and
the grand jury presented its findings to the
court on Monday.
Jackson has been serving state prison
time at Washington (County) Correctional
Institution on unrelated drug charges since
January of last year.
He will continue to serve his state time


while the murder case works its way through
the system.
If the murder trial begins prior to Jack-
son completing his state sentence, he will
be transported back to Gulf County for any
proceedings.
Arraignment is set before Circuit Judge
Elijah Smiley on Jan. 8, 2009.
After Curcie went missing in 2005, his
family notified the Sheriff's Office, investi-
gators in turn seeking assistance from the
public with any information regarding his

See MURDER on Page A6


Random
Jackson is
charge with
first-degree
murder.


McLemore


Attacks


Bozeman's


Credentials
By Despina Williams
Star Staff Writer

Gulf County Commissioner
Carmen McLemore (D-Dis-!
trict 1) questioned Republican.
opponent Greg Bozeman's
knowledge of the area and,
ability to lead at a candidates
forum in Wewahitchka.
In his opening remarks,
McLemore said he had
accomplished more in Dis-
trict 1 during his eight years as
commissioner than any "can-
didate has ever done in their
district."
He pivoted to an attack on
Bozeman, saying, "My oppo-
nent hasn't gotten elected yet,
and he already failed."
McLemore cited a litany
of mistakes, saying Bozeman
did not appear at two meet-
ings scheduled in Honeyville,
incorrectly listed Honeyville's
time zone as Eastern on his
campaign literature and iden-
tified Honeyville Community
Center, and not the Wewa-
hitchka public library, as the
city's early voting location.
McLemore questioned
whether his opponent "has
been in the county long
enough to know what's really
going on."
Bozeman, a Dalkeith
native and Wewahitchka High
School graduate, opted not to
engage McLemore, despite
his repeated attacks.
Instead, he highlighted his
28-year military service, mas-
ter's degree in social work
and recent return to Burgess
Creek, where he is building
a home.
In running for office,
Bozeman said he sought to
become more active in county
government.
"I'm not wanting to be a
politician, I want to be a public
servant," he said.

County-Wide Vote
During the question and
answer portion of the debate,
McLemore and Bozeman
disagreed on several key
issues.
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Daniels Family Busy Planning Nov. 8 Reunion


The Daniels Family and Friends
Reunion will be held at the
Eastpoint firehouse at noon Nov.
8.
"Each year brings new hopes
and anticipations," said Sarah
Daniels Phillips, of St. Petersburg.
"We still would like to receive any
suggestions for displays, stories,
bits of history, etc., to share with
the rest of the family. Even with
our hectic lives, we hope each
of you have completed crafts to
share. Everyone seems to enjoy
receiving door prizes and taking
home a little bit of family history.
Let's make this year one of the
best! In addition to your crafts,
we'd like for you to bring your
family photo albums to share.....be
prepared to share the stories that
go along with the pictures!"
At the suggestion of Beth Daniels,
Roy David's granddaughter, orga-
nizers are asking everyone to bring
something from the enclosed list
to share with our troops in Iraq.
"We hope and pray that this will
be their last Christmas there and
that they will be home safe and
sound very soon," Phillips said.
"In an effort to show how much we
appreciate the sacrifices they are
making, let's send several boxes
as a token of that appreciation.
Each soldier is making personal
sacrifices to ensure our freedom is
upheld and protected. Let's make
a little sacrifice to thank them!"
Remember, bring someone and
a covered dish with you! (Plates,
forks, cups, etc., will be provided.)
If you have any questions, stories,
items to share on display, etc.,
please contact one of the following
Reunion Committee members:
Karen Langley Brannan, PO.
Box 806, Eastpoint, FL 32328
(229-6234)
Frank Dykes, 1900. Garrison
Ave, Port St. Joe, FL 32456 (227-
1665)
Linda Dearinger Hooks, 145
Leslie Circle, Crawfordville, FL
32327 (926-8054)
Sarah Daniels Phillips, 1824
Dolphin Blvd., St. Petersburg, FL
33707 (727) 347-2390
Bonnie Daniels Yomes, 1203
Breckenridge Run, Tallahassee,
FL 32311 (850) 656-0435


Photos courtesy of Sarah Phillips
ABOVE:
This photo, taken in Farmdale around 1940,
shows the five Daniels children in their late teen
and early 20s. The town where they grew up,
Farmdale, was located on the site of Tyndall Air
Force Base and was dismantled, and the residents
relocated, to make way for the air base. From left,
are Roy David, now 87; of Eastpoint; Steve, 86,
of Port St. Joe; Iva Eugenia, 84, of Crawfordville;
Joyce, who died in 1998 and would have been 89;
and Laurene; 91, of Eastpoint. The four surviving
Daniels siblings each lives alone and is very inde-
pendent.
LEFT:
The town where the Daniels family settled,
Farmdale, featured a landing where boats would
bring in supplies, mail, etc., and haul out turpen-
tine from the still. In photo above, taken a few
years ago, Roy David Daniels, of Eastpoint, right,
and his daughter, Bonnie Yomes, of Tallahassee,
stand in front of what is left of the turpentine still
at what is left of Farmdale.


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The 2008,
Miss Florida
Seafood
Queen Sara
Ward stands
with King
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Wards Reign as Seafood Fest Royalty


By David Adlerstein
Times City Editor

In a wonderful return to its former glory,
the Florida Seafood Festival. revived its
annual pageant this year with the crowning
of Sara Ward as queen.
Ward, a junior at Port St. Joe High
School, later chose her father, Tommy
Ward, to be King Retsyo, duplicating an
honor the Apalachicola seafood dealer first
received in 1996.
"I think he's more excited than I am in,"
said Ward, a straight-A student and cheer-
leader for the Tiger Sharks.
The two began their reign with the sum-
mertime dedication of the new seafood
landing park at Two-Mile and since have
made appearances on Forgotten Coast TV
and last Saturday at the Forestry Festival
Parade in Perry, where Ward waved from
atop a 2001 Corvette convertible.
This week, the pair was slated to make
the rounds of the Panama City TV sta-
tions, on Monday on Fox News Channel 28,
Wednesday on ABC Channel 13 and Friday
on NBC Channel 7.
The Wards bring a seafood industry lin-
eage with them to their royal court. Tommy
is the son of the late Buddy Ward, a giant
of the seafood industry, who passed away
a few years ago after a long and coura-
geous fight with cancer. Ward and Sons
is one of the few remaining active seafood
houses in Apalachicola, and both Tommy
and his father long have been active in the
oyster and shrimp industry of the state
and region.
"I know he'd be proud of me right now,"
Sara said. "Right now, I'm really represent-
ing this seafood festival, and that makes


me happy. I can show that because I know
how hard he worked. It's something I've
always wanted, to be able to represent
Franklin County and the seafood industry
as well as the workers. It's an honor.
"To be honest, he (Buddy Ward) really
helped me get through the interview," said
Ward, 16, following the night of her corona-
tion at the new consolidated school. '"All I1
did was think about him because I know
when he lived, he did anything he could-to
help the seafood industry to stay alive. He:
had a zero-percent chance of living, and,
18 years later, he died, and all that time,
he worked."
For the talent portion of the pageant,,
Ward danced to the song "Iris," displaying
a skill she's honed over 14 years studying
at Pam Nobles Studios in Apalachicola,,
where she continues to study dance every.
Tuesday night. Ward took home pageant
trophies both for physical fitness and
interview.
Sister to older brothers Kevin, 30, and
T.J., 20, Ward is active in high school extra-
curricular activities, including serving as
president of the junior class, a senator in
the Student Government Association, vice.
president of National Honor Society and a;
member of Key Club.
She plans to attend either the University.
of Florida or University of Central Florida
and major in criminal justice. -.
"I really like law enforcement," she said.,
The Miss Congeniality honors at the
pageant went to Franklin County High'
School senior Patricia Golden. FCHS
senior Brittany Hunnings was awarded
tops. in poise and appearance and talent.
FCHS senior Paige Moses was selected first
runner-up.


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additional community part-
ners such as Gulf Coast Com-
munity College, the St. Joe
Company and the Jesse Ball
DuPont Foundation.
In his presentation, Weston
cited the project's many eco-
nomic benefits.
Weston said the recreation
complex could host regional
softball and baseball tourna-
ments, driving tourists to the
area for a week at a time.
Hotels and restaurants
would fill, injecting much-
need dollars into the local
economy, he said.
In an expanded facility,
the Child Development Cen-
ter, which currently employs
45, would add an additional
8-10 employees.
The center could also pro-
vide on-site childcare during
athletic tournaments, noted
Gaskin.
Port St. Joe Mayor Mel
Magidson said the project
would create jobs for the
community, and advocated
a multi-purpose space that
could b used for performing
arts and school events.
While noting his "110 per-


cent" support for the project,
County Commissioner Billy
Traylor said the county and
city could face public outcry
in advocating such an expen-
sive project.
"The public percep-
tion is that you're going
out in these tough times
and spending money that
shouldn't be spent on this.
You have to convince the
public that you're spending
money wisely," he said.
Weston and county man-
ager Don Butler said they
would pool the city and
county resources whenever
possible to save money.
Weston's proposal cited a
potential savings of $45,000
in land clearing, haul-
ing and labor from such a
partnership.
Commissioner Bill Wil-
liams stressed the need for
community support for the
project, saying, "The com-
mitment is the key, the plan
is secondary."
Additional meetings,
all open to the public, will
be hosted as the project
develops.


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A Tax Break for 'Working Waterfronts'


When you checked your mail a
couple of weeks ago, you probably
received a sample ballot for the
Nov. 4 general election. You also
might have been surprised, as I
was, to see there are a number
of proposed Constitutional
Amendments on the ballot you
might not have heard
about. One that really
caught my eye was
Amendment No. 6,
"Assessment of Working
Waterfront Property
Based Upon Current
Use." I realized this was
something I needed
to educate myself on,
as does every voter in
Franklin County. There Fri
is a lot of commercial r
waterfront property in
our county, and this Spec
amendment could affect
every taxpayer. Here is
what I learned.
The Taxation and Budget
Reform Commission (TBRC)
recommended to the Florida
Legislature that the constitutional
amendment be placed on the
ballot. The idea is to make owning
working waterfront property more
affordable for owners who are
using it for commercial seafood,
etc. As property values increased
over the last decade and many


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waterfront properties were
converted to developments, the
working waterfront owners saw
their real estate taxes increase
substantially. By assessing their
taxable value on the "current use"
of their property, as opposed to the
"highest and best use," as Florida
statutes currently
require, owners could
see their tax bills
substantially reduced.
This potentially would
assist in keeping the
property in its current
use and not developed or
sold. It also could help in
keeping a lot of waterfront
rk W. property accessible to
citizens and visitors.
"af, The title of the
A proposed amendment
to the says "working
ar waterfronts" would
benefit from the change.
When I think of a working
waterfront, I picture the shrimp
houses on the Apalachicola
River or maybe oyster houses
in Eastpoint and "TWo Mile" in
Apalachicola. The amendment
defines a working waterfront
as land used predominantly for
commercial fishing purposes; land
that is accessible to the public
and used for vessel launches into
waters that are navigable; marinas


and drystacks that are open
to the public; water-dependent
marine manufacturing facilities,
commercial fishing facilities and
marine vessel construction; and
repair facilities and their support
activities.
It seems to me the definition
as stated would apply to many
properties in Franklin County
that are not necessarily seen
as "working waterfronts."
Some properties that come to
mind are marinas, motels and
restaurants. Obviously, marinas
and dry stacks are included,
but what about the multi-use
properties, such as motels and
restaurants that also have boat
docks and slips? There are a
number of these in Apalachicola.
Eastpoint has numerous former
commercial seafood businesses
that are not in operation. Shoiild
these properties be included in
the amendment? What about all
the property along the Carrabelle
River?
If deciding which properties
are included in the definition of
"working waterfront' is not difficult
. enough, try assessing the value
of property based on "current
use." Determining a property's
value based on "highest and best
use" is not all that difficult. Just
look at what your current zoning


allows. If there is a hotel next to
your property, and you could do
the same with your seafood house,
the value would be what someone
is willing to pay for a hotel site.
Should the owner of a seafood
house have to pay substantially
higher real estate taxes based on
the fact that they potentially could
put a hotel on it?
When tryingsto assess the
value based on "current use," the
potential variance among similar
properties could be huge. A good
example would be an operating
marina/dry storage business that
sits next to a shrimp house. They
both apparently would qualify
as working waterfront, but their
business use is very different.
How specifically will this
hypothetical marina be assessed
higher because of its commercial
business value?
So how would this affect you
if passed? If you pay ad valorem
taxes (real estate tax) in Franklin
County (as well as the cities of
Carrabelle and Apalachicola), you
could see your taxes increase.
Why? If the values of working
waterfront properties are
decreased to their current use, as
opposed to the current fair market
value, the county and cities would
see a decrease in their tax revenue
collected. The only option to make


up the difference would be an
increase in the millage rate for all
properties. In a nutshell, there
would be a tax shift from people
owning working waterfronts to all
the other property owners in the
county. It does not appear that this
decrease in value (taxes) would
apply to the school district tax levy.
As you can see, there are many
unanswered questions regarding
this proposed amendment. That
doesn't necessarily mean its a bad
thing. It could have an everlasting
effect on the cost of maintaining
waterfront properties in our.
county. In turn, it might help
seafood dealers hold onto their
property and entice marinas and
boat ramp owners to keep their
property accessible to the public.,
Is It worth a potentially small
Increase in your property taxes
to help maintain our working
waterfront? Make an informed
decision and vote T'esday.
The proposed amendment
requires an approval by 60 percent
of Florida voters. If passed, it
would not take effect until Jan. 1,
2010.

Mark Friedman is local
certified public accountant and
investment advisor. He can be
reached at 653-1523 or mark@
friedman-financial.com.


Marie Didn't Get Our Horse!


S There was a time when I didn't
S believe in ghosts and ghouls
and goblins and such...until I
met a witch! Silly me. I thought
those Halloween tales were
S conjured up by slick advertising
departments to sell hatchet-in-
the skull face masks, fake spider
webs and Reese's Peanut Butter
Cups.
I lived the first 15 years of
my life thinking the whole thing
was a hoax! Oh, I enjoyed the
trick or treating. I loved to bob
for apples at the carnival. I had
so much fun burning those
alcohol soaked rags on Mrs.
Preston's front sidewalk when
she wouldn't answer her door
and hand over the candy. And
it was a hoot to drop those
pumpkins off the roof of Bailey
Moore Wrinkle's Hardware. But
there was nothing super natural
at work here. We all knew that...
or thought we did.
Shoot, we got to where we
didn't even jump when Leon
would ride Nicky Joe Stafford's
horse, Prince, down Stonewall
Street with his jacket pulled up
so it looked like he didn't have a
head. Leon wasn't hard to make
out, and that big horse was a
dead give away. I did wonder
how he kept from running into a
telephone pole or over a garbage
can at that speed.' But it never
crossed my mind that a guy
without a head could be hurdling
through town just because it was
Oct. 31.


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Kesley Colbert
Contributing Writer


By 16, you are too old for
trick or treating, apple bobbing
or exacting revenge on Mrs.
Preston. I still did enjoy busting
a few good pumpkins off the
hardware store, especially
when we could talk Mary E.
Pendleton into climbing down
and being our "catch-man." And
we usually would get together at
someone's house for a Dr Pepper
and hopefully a scary tale. But
we were beginning to wonder
if we hadn't outgrown the
Halloweening masquerade.
We were at Susie Brannon's
party when Yogi casually
mentioned the strange light
down on the south fork of the
Obion River. It was more than
a hop, skip and a jump to the
river. It was on the other side
of Greenfleld. But we'd about
gone through the candy and
Dr Peppers. And the more we


. mulled it over, the better a late
night Halloween "excursion"
sounded. Eight or 10 of us piled
into Phyllis Barksdale's old
station wagon and away we went.
"Have any of you been out here
before?" For some crazy reason,
Ricky Gene was whispering. We
had just turned off the highway.
Weweren't even close to the river
yet.
"No." Dang it! I was
whispering, too.
"Should we leave our lights
on?"
"If we don't want to end up in
the ditch or wrapped around one
of those black gum trees, we'll,
have to." Buddy said it so flat-
like. I don't think it was fear ...
or was it?
We were all whispering. And
this was years before any of
those Friday the 13th movies.
As the half moon dipped in and
out amongst the clouds and the
overhanging limbs I felt a small
chill go up my spine. We weren't
bobbing for apples here, Toto!
Yogi was right about the light.
We could see it dancing through
the fog and the darkness. The
moon had mysteriously left us.
It was so dark I barely made out
the small shack built out over
the river. I wouldn't have said it
out loud for nothing in the world
but I was thinking we might have
left Susie's a little prematurely.
"Its raining, let's go back."
SLaRenda spoke up the moment
we stepped out of the car.


"That's just the mist off the
water. We're alright." I couldn't
tell if Yogi was reassuring us or
himself. I got to peering into the
woods behind us. It was black as
pitch. Anything could be lurking
back there. Where did that moon
go?
Ruth Ann grabbed my arm,
and I likened to have jumped all
the way to Reelfoot Lake. The
flames shooting skyward were
the sole illumination. Sixteen is
a tough age; I was too afraid to
move any closer and didn't want
to loose face with my peers by
turning and running.
Ricky Gene shoved us
forward. "I think we're not
alone."
As the warmth of the fire hit
us, a witch stepped out from
behind the glow or she came
from the cabin or she leaped
out of the fire depending on who
was telling it later. I just know
she was big and tall and, uglier-
than homemade sin. She looked
like Mary E. without her mask.
It was Marie LaVeau on steroids!
I heard a low humming sound
from the woods behind us. And
a creature resembling something
like a drowned Frankenstein
came ambling out of the river.
Folks, if either leg could have
moved, I wouldn't have seen the
rest!
"Good evening." Lord a'mercy!
She had a voice like a fog horn.
The electrodes stuck in the side
of Frankenstein's face began to


arc and spark. I was wishing
we were knocking on Mrs.
Preston's door, seeking them
Butterfingers. .. I didn't even care
if she answered or not.
"Come closer to the fire." Who
is she kidding here! A swarm
of bats buzzed us from behind.
Frank lunged toward us and I
swear the lady by the fire slowly
rose up in the air. She was flying!
Folks, pride and approaching
manhood and peer pressure can
only hold you so long! I vacated
the premises! I was sprinting
through the darkness hoping I
was mostly on the single road
leading away from the river when
something hit me from behind
like an atomic bomb! Mary E.,
Pam, Ricky Gene, Phyllis, Buddy,
Yogi and Prince all ran over me!
We left Mr. Barksdale's car
down there. It was too slow for
the pace we were making! We
sprinted a full six miles back to
Greenfield and stopped to catch
our breaths under the town hall
light. 'Listen," Ricky was the
first to speak, "don't ever tell me
there's no such thing as ghosts,
monsters, witches and
things!"
We were nodding in agreement
when Ruth Ann asked, "What
was Nicky Joe's horse doing
down there?"
"It's lucky we came along. We
saved ole Prince for sure..."

Happy Halloween,
Kes


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Letters



to the Editor


Exercise Your



Right to Vote ...


Dar Editor:
very time we drive past this dilapidated
buying on the comer of U.S. 98 and Dolphin
inlighland View,.decorated with the commis-
siders' campaign signs, we are reminded of


Dear Editor:
On Oct. 10, I placed a navy blue
:lay pot of flowers with a beautiful decorated
jow on my husband's grave for his birthday.
On Oct. 16, I returned to the cemetery to
discover my husband's floral arrangements
and the navy blue clay pot were
gone.
It is very sad not to see my precious floral


the economic policies of the Gulf County com-
missioners. Pictures say 1,000 words.
Carolyp and
Capt. Bill Holman
Highland View


arrangement that I personally designed in
memories of my husband that I put on his
grave. It is a shame and a disgrace that
some people are so heartless and roguish
they steal from the dead. Times are hard
but not this hard for someone to rob floral
arrangements from the dead.
Annie Sue Fields
Port St. Joe


Answering the Unanswered


Dear Editor:
In a letter to the editor in the Oct. 23 Star,
a writer asserts that Sen. Obama has not
disclosed his ties to former Weatherman Bill
Ayers. This assertion is falsb, as Sen. Obama
has fully disclosed his connections to Ayers
who was an active Weatterman about the
time that Sen. Obama was 8 years old.
This could possibly be about the time that
Sen. McCain was trying to talk his way out of
his involvement with the Keating 5, or maybe
it was about the same tine he abandoned his
family values by running out on his critically
injured wife to take up vith a millionaire
heiress. Do we really care about these things
years later?
The same false smear tactics that were
used successfully on Sea. McCain in the 2000


Republican nominations and on Sen. Kerry
in 2004 (Kerry who saw combat in Vietnam,
while George W. successfully defended the
skies over Alabama). These Rove-Cheney
tactics are now being employed by a man who
was a victim of them.
As the writer of the Oct. 23 letter stated,
words matter, as do underhanded actions
and lies to the nation, such as weapons of
mass destruction, the White House does not
condone torture and that the economy is just
fine.
As Sen. McCain has stated, Sen. Obama
is a good family man who is not a terrorist
and would make a fine president. Vote your
conscience, Gulf Countians.
Tom Knoche
Port St. Joe


* By Congressman Allen Boyd
(D-FL)

When I was growing up, my father
was a leader in our little community of
Monticello, and so come Election Day,
he was what we called a "poll-keepet."
He was responsible for opening up the
,, polling place, looking
r .. after and helping the
voters there were only
about 100 of them in
that precinct and then
counting the votes and
making sure the correct
totals were reported
to the Supervisor of
ALLEN BOYD Elections, It was an
important duty, and even
* as a young boy I understood that. I've
always recognized and respected the
power of voting.
Not too long ago, someone asked me
-If I remembered the first time I voted,
and truth be told, I don't. I've just always
done it. "One person, one vote", is a
core principle on which our democracy
is founded. In fact, our democracy
fails if its citizens fail to participate.
This election year, we're seeing people
inspired to vote in record numbers. As
our country grapples with an economic
crisis, leadership in Washington and
here in our local communities never has
been more important.
Back when my father was a poll-
keeper, the only way a citizen could vote
was by traveling to the polling place
on Election Day and casting a ballot.
Thanks to population growth, modem
technology, and busier schedules,
Florida has instituted ways to make
voting more convenient. Most notably,
early voting started in every county on
Oct. 20 and will last through Nov. 2. If


Dear Editor:
I would like to" add my name
to those opposing the plan to put
sidewalks along U.S. 98 east of
Toucans in Mexico Beach. I frequently
ride my bike along this area, and
occasionally take my dog for a walk
along here also. Sidewalks would not
make things safer for cyclists,
joggers, and walkers, and would be
a colossal waste of tax dollars. We
already have bike lanes on both


you know that your work schedule, the
demands of your family, travel, or any
other reason is going to keep you from
voting Nov. 4, I strongly encourage you
to head to your local venue for early
voting and cast your vote. Every county
has at least one site for early voting,
even the small, rural counties. Your local
Supervisor of Elections can provide you
with information about where to vote.
The following are a few more things
to remember about your right to vote:
Lines might be long, mainly in the
bigger counties. Though waiting in line
might seem like a curse, large voter
participation is a blessing. We all benefit
when more people take part in the
Democratic process. Please go to the
polls when you know you have a few
minutes to wait.
By law, poll workers must allow you
to vote as long as you are in line before
the polls close. Everyone wants to get
home to their families at the end of the
day, but if you are in line before the
polls close, they must remain open long
enough for you to cast your ballot.
Report any problems you have
with the voting machines. The voting
locations are equipped with people who
can help you with any problems you
encounter at the polls.,
Long before any of these new voting
innovations were established, that little
precinct my father used to work in
ion Election Day closed down; it was
too small to keep open, but what it
represented has had a large impact on
me as a voter in Jefferson County. The
importance of voting is bigger than ever,
no matter the size of your community.
I strongly encourage you to exercise the
greatest right our democracy affords us.
Between now and Nov. 4, please go
vote.


sides of the highway, and a wide
grassy area on the beach side of the
highway, for those like myself who
enjoy walking and biking. We don't
need, or want, a sidewalk that would
encourage loiterers to disrupt the
peace and tranquility of property
owners. Mexico Beach is great, just
as it is.
Why spoil it?
Tim, Morrill
Mexico Beach


By Ed McA
Veteran's Da iL
around the corrir.
proud this comnui
the time to rec(gn
who have served a
serving. It's th ri,
to do not only 0 V
Day, but everyday
up to the sou4 of:
ringing your dorb
There is or gri
of people whdrare
acknowledge on
Veteran's Da: our
spouses. I believe
should be rebogniz
with the vet4ans.
military members
find peace while in
way, witholiknowi
someone i making


Military
teer things back home.
Trying to hold the
s just front together while tl
I am is a war waging abroa
nity takes is not an easy task. T
ize those was especially true of
nd are spouses during World
ght thing II and continued durir
veteran's Vietnam, and to the pr
you wake day in our war on terr
freedom In both Gulf and Be
)ell. County, many spouses
oup asked to complete the
ly are daily chores and also,
work. Can you recall 1
military poster displaying Ros
they Riveter with her sleeve
;ed along rolled up? Yes, these
Our women went to work i
could not the iron mills and airc
harm's factories to replace th
ing men who had gone to
care of Suddenly their private


Spouses
were turned into a very
home public and patriotic cause.
here The changes that women
id underwent during World
his War II would be felt by
the generations to come.
War Traditionally, the
ng woman's place was thought
resent to be in the home. She was
porism. responsible for cooking,
ay' cleaning, taking care of the
s were children and looking her
ir best. However, when the
go to war broke out, and it was
the clear America would not
ie the -be able to win the war
'es without the help of their
brave women, the "traditional"


- They Serve, Too


homemaker and mother
turned into a wartime
worker.
During this time,
the availability of many
products was very limited
and as a result, they were
considered a "rationed"
item. This meant that a
homemaker only could
purchase so much of it at
a time, assuming of course
that she could find it at the
store to begin with.
A few of the items
rationed were silk, nylon,
rayon, cotton, and wool.
Rationed food items


included sugar, coffee,
tea, butter and meat. As a
result, a spouse had to drive
around to several different
markets to find the supplies
they needed to create a
well-balanced meal. This
too created a problem since
gasoline also was a rationed
item.
Just imagine being a
mom and having to do
without these items today.
Yep, spouses sure had it
tough during World War II.
Spouses and children of
veterans who served this
great nation and to those


now serving in harms
way, I salute you. You
are appreciated for your
service.
I ask that all the local
Veteran's Day event
coordinators, whether it be
in church, VFW AMVETS,
American Legion, County
Courthouse, or on the steps
of City Hall, to also honor
the spouses this year, as you
recognize our hometown
heroes at various Veteran
Day celebrations.
Ed McAteer is a Port St.
Joe resident


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expressed there apprecia-
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of business the concert
brought to their stores,
restaurants and hotels and
am glad to relate the same
sentiments expressed
by the two food ven-
dors, Apalachicola First
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Gulf County Volunteer
Fire Department," Garlick
said.
"I was too tired to go to
the concert from all the
activity in the store all day
long," said Sandy March,
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the Blues Festival, Jerry,"
said Art Riccard, from the
South Gulf County Fire
Department. "All the fire-
fighters from the volunteer
fire department enjoyed
helping out, and we hope
all the people who showed
us their support by buy-
ing our.BBQ enjoyed it as
well."
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for next year's fifth annual
Blues on the Boardwalk
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ered for the Apalachicola
River on the newly restored
riverfront. I will look into
the possibilities of staging
the bands along the river
. with the city's permission
and let everybody know
what we decide."


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The countywide question


McLemore vehemently
opposed county-wide voting,
saying his constituents did not
favor pursuing a challenge to the
current system of single-mem-
ber districts in federal district
court.
In his four months of cam-
paigning, McLemore said he
met only two residents who sup-
port county-wide voting.
He called the issue of county-
wide voting a ploy by residents
of the south end of the county
to "control the whole county"
and questioned the sincerity of
commissioners Bill Williams and
Jerry Bames, who have expressed
support for county-wide voting.
"Run county-wide if you want
to run county-wide. If you're
not scared, quit hiding behind
that curtain," he said to his
colleagues.
"You don't want county-wide,
just like the rest of us three
(McLemore, Billy Traylor and
Nathan Peters) commissioners
don't."
If elected, Bozeman said he
would vote for county-wide vot-
ing every time the motion is
presented.
He cited support for the mea-
sure in a county referendum
and a recent telephone poll
conducted on behalf of the Gulf
County Republican Party.
"It appears to me the people
of Gulf County want county-
wide voting," Bozeman said.
"There's accountability there. It
would level the playing field and
will be a good move."
Asked if he would reduce
department spending to fund the
legal effort to challenge single-
member districts in court, Boze-
man said he believed the county
should "reduce department bud-
gets independent of that issue."
McLemore said the money to
pursue a legal challenge would
be better spent "reducing our
taxes."

Term Limits
Bozeman threw his support


behind the issue of term-limits,
while McLemore said the deci-
sion to retain commissioners
should be left to the voters.
The two also differed on
whether they would pursue
board certification like fellow
commissioners Williams' and
Peters.
Bozeman said he would pur-
sue certification during his first
term. He welcomed the oppor-
tunity to continue his education
as a board member.
"We can always learn infor-
mation that will help us do our
jobs more efficiently and more
effectively," he said.
McLemore said he didn't
believe a commissioner had
to be certified in order to be
effective.
"I don't need a college pro-
fessor to tell me how to run a
county," he said. "I think I do it
well without schooling."

Work Orders
McLemore took issue with a
question asking why the county
has not implemented a work-
order system.
"We do have that in place
now. We did that during our
budget session," he said.
Admitting that the board "has
not been perfect" in its decision-
making, McLemore expressed
confidence that the county was
"moving forward" on imple-
menting a work order system.
Bozeman expressed support
for county worker orders, say-
ing, "I think accountability is
important. The people of Gulf
County deserve to know where
their money's going."

Roads and
Redevelopment
One question inquired about
maintenance proposed for east
River Road, which runs by
Wewahitchka High School.
Neither candidate seemed
a\\are of any pressing need for
maintenance, with Bozeman


saying he'd review the facts
before making a decision and
McLemore saying he'd leave the
forum "and go look at it."
Responding to a question
about what his first goals would
be if elected, Bozeman said
he would pursue regular town
hall meetings and economic
development.
"We need to get a bunch of
smart people together and fig-
ure out what we need to do,"
he said.
Bozeman suggested that the
county look at Marianna, which
has modified its tax codes, as a
model for economic growth.
"We could do the same things
and bring industries into Gulf
County," he said.
McLemore responded by
taking a swipe at his opponent,
saying, "You've been gone for
so long, apparently you don't
know what's going on in the
county."
McLemore noted that a com-
mittee already had been formed
for the purpose of recruiting
industries to the county.
In Closing
Bozeman never responded
directly to McLemore's
attempts to discredit his knowl-
edge of county issues.
However, in his closing state-
ment, he spoke of the need for
"personal courage" in county
government.
"I think we have a fear factor
or intimidation factor in Gulf
County," Bozeman said, citing
the need for loyalty, duty, honor
and integrity.
As a commissioner, Boze-
man said he would work to cre-
ate jobs, reduce taxes, prioritize
needs, listen to his constituents
and work as a team.
McLemore identified him-
self as a Wewahitchka native,
committed to his role as
commissioner.
"I'm not going anywhere,"
he said. "I can't travel. This job
is so time-consuming you can't
afford to travel."'


By Despina Williams
Star Staff Writer

Gulf County Commissioner Car-
men McLemore's remarks on county-
wide voting in the Wewahitchka can-
didates forum raises an interesting
question.
Could those commissioners who
favor county-wide voting opt to run
county-wide?
Put simply, the answer is no.
To adopt a system whereby some
commissioners run at-large and oth-
ers district-wide would require the
county to return to federal district
court.
A judge would need to reverse the
existing court-order establishing sin-
gle-member districts and replace it
with a hybrid voting system.
McLemore is familiar with this
process.
Exactly three years before the can-
didates forum, by a vote of 3-2, the
county commission voted to pursue
a hybrid voting system in federal dis-
trict court.
The motion was introduced by
Commissioner Bill Williams, who
described it as a last resort in his
pursuit of county-wide voting, which
had been hotly contested by three
commissioners: McLemore, Nathan
Peters, Jr. and Billy Traylor.
Williams' plan allowed District 4
to remain a single-member district,
with the other four commissioners
elected county-wide.
District 4 Commissioner Nathan
Peters, Jr., acting on behalf of him-
self and Gulf County's black commu-
nity, initiated the 1986 lawsuit that
resulted in single-member districts.
The lawsuit argued that county-
wide voting excluded minority rep-
resentation and diluted the vot-
ing strength of the county's black
residents.
Commissioners Williams, Barnes
and Peters voted in favor of the
Oct. 25, 2005 hybrid structure, with
McLemore and Traylor dissenting.
At the time of the vote, county
, attorney Tim McFarland noted that
the state has no existing precedent
for a 4-1 hybrid system.
Florida Statutes provides for a
seven-commissioner hybrid struc-


ture whereby five commissioners
are elected district-wide and two,
county-wide.
A judge, said McFarland, would
ultimately determine if the 4-1 pro-
posal was a "legal mechanism for
government in this county."
During a special meeting at the
Wewahitchka Courthouse follow-"
ing the 3-2 vote, McLemore chal-
lenged the fairness of a system that.
he believed elevated Peters above his
four fellow commissioners. .
"All I'm asking is to be fair, and.,.
that is not fair," he said.
During the Nov. 1, 2005 meeting of
the county commission, MeLemore "..'
expressed his unhappiness with the
hybrid proposal and motioned to
proceed with county-wide voting.
The motion passed 4-1. with Peters,,.
dissenting.
The board reversed course on the
decision soon afterward, opting to
retain the current single-member
districts.
This year's political season has
placed county-wide voting back in
the spotlight.
With commissioners Traylor and
Peters not facing re-election this
November, those in favor of county-
wide voting are carefully watching
the District 1 race.
All candidates currently running-.
for the three open commission seats,
with the exception of McLemore. say
they would pursue county-wide vot-
ing if elected. -. .
Additionally. District 3 incumbent
Williams and District 5 contenders
Barbara Radcliff and Warren Yeager
said they would reconsider the Oct.
25, 2005 hybrid structure as a means
to an end.
District 3 contender Bo Williams
remains confident that he can con--
vince Peters to drop his original
lawsuit.
That leaves McLemore alone in
his support of single-member dis-
tricts, with opponent Greg Boze-
man's candidacy offering a potential
shift in the board's decision-making
power.
Will county-wide voting, or some
hybridthereof, gain majority support
after the election?
Stay tuned.


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any employee who may have violated the
military's Code of Justice.
Bill Williams' complaint filed with
Florida Election Commission alleges
violations of several Florida election
statutes.
The complaint alleges that federal
resources were used in the production
of rack cards, signs and other literature
for Bo Williams' campaign and, addi-
tionally, that the cost of those services
exceeds the "in-kind" donations for
these items noted on Bo Williams' con-
tribution report.
Four years ago, when the two men
challenged each other for the District
3 seat, Bill Williams won by fewer than
20 votes.
Bill Williams was also subsequently
fined more than $3,000 by the Florida
Elections Commission for filing a false
contribution report, accepting a dona-
tion within five days of the election and
spending money on his campaign with-
out sufficient funds in his campaign
account. .
. Bill Williams issued a statement on
Friday, which read in part:
"As a Gulf County Commissioner,
I am concerned and offended that my
opponent, Bo Williams, a former Ser-
geant Major in the U.S. Army, would
fraudulently misuse federal resources
for personal and political gain.
"This incident first came to my atten-
tion early this week when I was anon-
ymously contacted by individuals that
stated they were employees at Tyndall
Air Force Base. They indicated that Bo
Williams' close associate, Jim Bellesbach,


is the current manager of the multimedia
facility at Tyndall Air Force Base.
"Jim Bellesbach was my opponent's
campaign treasurer in 2004 and is a for-
mer Chief Master Sergeant in the U.S.
Air Force. These individuals indicated
that photos, campaign-literature and
campaign paraphernalia were designed
and fabricated in their facility using fed-
eral equipment, resources, and employ-
ees. I am deeply concerned with the pro-
tection of these employees who have
acted as whistleblowers to protect the
integrity of Tyndall Air Force Base and
the fairness of the election process. As
a result of these calls, I have had direct
communication with Tyndall Air Force
Base. They confirmed that these alle-
gations had been made and that they
are currently conducting a thorough
investigation.
"My greatest concern is the integrity of
our local election process and the prob-
able violation of campaign finance laws
through deliberate fraud. Because of
these concerns, I have filed a complaint
with the State of Florida Elections Com-
mission. The Elections Commission will
investigate this incident and take action
as they deem appropriate.
"Tyndall Air Force Base is a great
neighbor to Gulf County and I am confi-
dent in the integrity and professionalism
of their investigation and the manner in
which their findings will be handled."
When contacted Friday morning, Bo
Williams said he had not been contacted
by anybody at Tyndall AFB regarding
an investigation, was unaware of the
allegations and declined any further
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SHERIFF


Mike Harrison
Republican

Mike Harrison designed from the
sheriff's office in June to begin his cam-
paign for sheriff.
Harrison received a bachelor's degree
in political science with a minor in crim-
inology from Florida State University.
After beginning his law enforcement
career in 1991 with the
: Florida Department
of Law Enforcement,
Harrisonworked nine-
S- and-a-half years with
the Gadsden County
Sheriff's Office.
He joined the Gulf
County Sheriff's
Office in 2005,
Harrison where he served as
major, chief investi-
gator and the sexual
offender/predator registration pro-
gram supervisor.
He also was the Sheriff's Office's rep-
resentative to the Florida Intelligence
Unit and the Regional Organized Crime
Information Center.
If elected, Harrison said he would
place less emphasis on traffic enforce-
ment and more emphasis on drug
enforcement and neighborhood
security.
Harrison advocates three new secu-
rity programs: Operation Safe House,
Operation Site Watch and Operation
Safe Business.
In these programs, the sheriff's office
would create daily "hot sheets" of busi-
nesses, homes and construction com-
panies requesting additional security.
Harrison also said he would establish
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Joe Nugent*
Democrat

In his bid for re-election, Gulf County
Sheriff Joe Nugent has highlighted his 21
years in law enforcement.
Nugent earned a bachelor's degree
in criminology from Florida State
University.
He has worked for both the Port St.
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and Sheriff's Office and
', served as a captain and
major under previous
S' sheriffs.
He also is a certi-
fled K-9 officer, men-,.
ber of Gulf County EMS
and has served on the
South Gulf County and
Nugent Wewahitchka Search
and Rescue teams for
many years. .
Since becoming sheriff last year,
Nugent has implemented a Neighborhood:
Watch program in two communities in
the county.
He established a SWAT team, with
deputies receiving training in dealing with,
hostage situations.
A member of the Gulf County Prevention
Coalition, Nugent plans to revive the
DARE drug awareness program in county-
public schools at the start of the next
school year.
Nugent has advocated more competi-r
tive salaries and benefits for sheriff's.
office employees. He procured a 4-percent;
raise for employees during the 2008-09.
budget year.
If re-elected, Nugent said he will
maintain his open-door policy.
"I'm here," he said. "I'll talk to anybody
about anything. My home phone number
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Greg Bozeman
Republican-
A Wewahitchka native, Bozeman
attended the University of Southern
Mississippi, earning a master's degree
in social work.
During his 28-year career in the U.S.
Army, Bozeman served as a psychi-
atric social worker
Switch an emphasis in
child and spousal
abuse.
A volunteer
Dalkeith Fire
Department fire-
fighter, Bozeman
currently is building
a home'in Dalkeith,
Bozeman on Burgess Creek.
Bozeman f In his first politi-
cal bid, Bozeman
said he would be a
public servant attentive to the needs of
the county's residents. I
p He said as a commissioner, he would
stage regular town hall meetings to
hear community concerns.
Bozeman favors county-wide voting,
saying it provides "accountability" and
"levels the playing field."
If elected, Bozeman pledged to
reduce department budgets and sup-
port term-limits for commissioners
and a county work-order policy.
In bringing economic development
to the county, Bozeman said he would
modify tax codes to entice new busi-
nesses, using Marianna as a model.
Bozeman pledged to bring loyalty,
duty, honor and integrity to his role as
commissioner.


Carmen McLemore*
Democrat
Another Wewahitchka native, Carmen
McLemore has served as District 1 com-
missioner for the last eight years.
A former employee of the Gulf Forestry
Camp, McLemore now describes his role
as commissioner as his full-time job.
As a commission-
er, McLemore has
been actively involved
in the development
of new parks in the
county, most recently
Honeyville Park and
Donnie Wayne Brake
Memorial Park in
Highland View.
The construc-
,McLemore tion of the Honeyville
Community Center/
Storm Shelter has
been a recent priority.
A vocal opponent of county-wide
voting, McLemore said he would not
support the legal effort to challenge the
current single-member district system
in federal district court.
He said he does not favor term-lim-
its because he believes voters should
make their own decisions regarding
their representation.
He said he also would not pursue
board member certification, saying, "I
don't need a college professor to tell me
how to run a county."
McLemore said the county was "mov-
ing forward" on implementing a work
order system and admitted the board
"has not always been perfect" in its deci-
sion-making.
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COUNTY COMMISSION, DISTRICT 3


Bill Williams*
Republican
Bill Williams is running for re-elec-
tion after serving one term as District 3
commissioner.
An Overstreet native, Williams earned
a master's degree in business manage-
ment from Troy State University.
He and his wife,
SGeri, have owned
ahd operated Beacon
Villa Retirement
Center and the Geri-
Care Assisted Living
Facility at Beacon Hill
since 1998.
During his time on
the board, Williams
Bill Williams has advocated zero-
based budgeting, a
county work order
system and county-
wide voting.
He cites several accomplishments in
office, including his lobbying of the
Florida Legislature for $4.5 million for
wastewater expansion to Highland View,
White City and the beaches.
By negotiating with the city of Port St.
Joe, Williams said he prevented "run-
away annexation efforts" in Highland
View and pledged to continue to moni-
tor the city's compliance with the annex-
ation agreement.
Williams has hosted town hall meet-
ings each a'Month throughout his district,
which he said he plans to continue if
re-elected.
Fulfilling a 2004 campaign promise,
Williams is a certified board member.


Bo Williams
Democrat


After losing his 2004 bid for District
3 commissioner by 13 votes, Bo
Williams has reappeared on the politi-
cal scene.
Williams is an Army veteran, retiring
after 28 years as a sergeant major.
He previously
served as the County
Veteran's Service
officer for nearly 12
years and was the
county SHIP admin-
If elected, Williams
said he would work
to end the "gridlock"
Bo Williams that has plagued the
current board.
An *advocate of
dounty-wide voting,
he' has pledged to meet with coun-
ty commissioner Nathan Peters Jr.
before the election to convince him to
drop the 1986 federal lawsuit that cre-
ated single-member districts.
Williams has cited the presidential
candidacy of Sen. Barack Obama and
the election of tax collector Shirley
Jenkins as evidence that single mem-
ber districts no longer are necessary
to guarantee minority representation.
Chastising current commissioners
for rude behavior during board meet-
ings, Williams said he would "motion
for recess" any time a commissioner
overstepped his or her authority
Williams has released his tax records
for public perusal.
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Barbara Radcliff
Democrat
Barbara Radcliff cites her business
credentials as her chief qualification
for stepping into the District 5 seat
vacated by Jerry Barnes.
Originally from Chipley, Radcliff
said her 25 years
as a business owner
have given her an
understanding of
human resources,
budgets, payroll,
inventory control
and marketing.
Advocating a
"business-like
Radcliff approach to man-
aging the taxpayers'
money," Radcliff said
she would review the county's budget
line by line, trimming fat whenever
possible.
If elected, Radcliff said she would
vote in favor of county-wide voting.
She also said she would consider
the creation of a special minority
district, with a single board member
elected district-wide, as a concession.
An advocate of planned, responsi-
ble economic growth, Radcliff said she
would address the issues of affordable
housing and infrastructure needs.
Radcliff moved to Gulf County in
2005.
She has said her service on, the
board would pose no conflicts of
interest, adding that she had neither
"relatives looking for jobs" nor "ties to
developers."


Warren Yeager
Republican
Warren Yeager previously served
District 5 as a commissioner from
1992-2000.
He was appointed by former Gov.
Jeb Bush to serve on Port St. Joe's
Port Authority in
2001 and is now
chairman.
As an employ-
ee of the county's
engineering firm,
Preble-Rish, Yeager
said he would
recuse himself from
any votes involving
Yeager a potential conflict
of interest.
Yeager highlights
his previous service on the board
and six-year post as chairman of
the Small County Coalition as key
qualifiers.
In keeping with his pledge to pro-
mote economic development, Yeager
announced that a ship would be com-
ing into the port by December, "creat-
ing jobs for the community."
Yeager has promised to support
county-wide voting if elected. Like
Radcliff, he said he would not rule
out a hybrid voting system, with one
commissioner in a minority district
elected district-wide.
He called for greater coordination
with' state and federal agencies as
well as other area taxing authorities
in addressing high taxes and infra-
structure needs.


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Franklin County High School home-
coming queen Jamie Daniels' smile was
the lone bright spot for Seahawks fans
Friday night in Eastpoint as the Port St.
Joe Sharks shut them out 42-0.
Still winless and beset by injuries of
late, the Seahawks just 81 yards on the
ground as first-year coach Vern Barth's
squad, now 5-2, dominated their dis-
trict rival from the start.
Sophomore running back Quincy
Welch scored from five yards out with
5:15 left in the first quarter, followed
by the point after by senior Robbie
Martin, first of his five on the night.
Four minutes later, sophomore, Calvin
Pryor scored on a 35-yard pass from
senior quarterback Tyrone Dawson.
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ran for 30 yards on three carries,
plus 73 yards receiving. The Sharks
amassed 246 yards on the ground while
Dawson's six-for-nine shooting added
another 125 yards in the air.
Senior Kevin Beasley was the work-
horse for the Seahawks, gathering
50 yards on 10 carries, with senior
Gene Anderson and sophomore James
Winfield gaining 10 each.
The Sharks added Pryor's 10-yard
touchdown run, and Dawson's two-
point conversion, in the third quarter.
With 3:15 left to play, senior Javiun
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By Tim Croft
Star News Editor
There seems a bit more bite to the
Wewahltchka Gators the past three
weeks.
After a loss at Liberty County on Oct. 3,
the Gators have beaten Franklin County,
led district leader West Gadsden at half-
time before a pair of red zone turnovers
snuffed out an upset bid and last Friday,
they dominated Sneads 28-13.
The win improves Wewahitchka to 3-4
overall and 2-3 in District 1-1A.
"The kids played really well," said
Wewahitchka coach Todd Lanter. "The
kids have played as well as they have all
season the last three games."
The Gators beat Sneads on both sides
of the ball.
Wewahitchka held the Pirates to just
99 total yards on offense, 57 of that com-'
ing on one run, and only one offensive
touchdown,
The Gator defense also registered a
first-quarter safety that made the score
8-0 early, and Marquis Hurley jumped
on a Sneads fumble caused by Jonathan
Nobles in the Pirate end zone for a touch-
down and a '14-0 lead.
"The kids are starting to understand
(defensive coordinator) Coach (Charles)
Fortner's schemes, and they are really
getting after the ball," Laniter said.!
Offensively, the Gators' Chance Knowles
rushed 20 times for 140 yards and three
touchdowns. He scored 15 seconds into
the game after Rex Veasey returned the
opening kickoff to the Pirate 5 and added


touchdown runs late in the second and
fourth quarters.
Cody Wade had 83 total yards,' com-
pleting 6 of 12 passes for 50 yards and
adding 33 rushing, yards. Colton Puice
had 19 rushing yards.
"Since we went to the Shotgun .on
'offense, I feel like I have three running
backs in the backfield," Lanter said, add-
ing that Wade is hitting 64 percent ofhi's
passes for the season.
With misty conditions and a 21-6 half-
time lead, the Gators played ball control
on the ground during the second half.
Sneads' only points of the half came'on
a long return of a recovered fumble.
The Gators play their final home game
versus Jay at 7 p.m. CT Friday as they
remain mathematically in the huint for a
playoff spot.


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 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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Wewahitchka Homecoming


Christian Hall, left, and Pierre Hall Jr., right, traveled to California to watch their
cousin Mike Quinn play football at Reedley College.


Quinn Shines at Reedley


Mike Quinn, a 2007 Port St. Joe High
School graduate, is off to an impressive
start in his college football career.
The Reedley College red-shirt fresh-
man had one interception and seven
tackles in a recent game against Allan
Hancock.
Quinn transferred to Reedley College,
a California community college, from
Alabama State last year.
He has had three interceptions since
the beginning of Reedley's 4-2 season.
The son of Michael and Bertha Quinn


of Port St. Joe, Quinn played corner-
back and quarterback at Port St. Joe
High School.
He was on the 2006 state champion-
ship football team and graduated in
2007 after leading his team to a 12-2
season.
According to his father, Michael,
Quinn is considering offers from sever-
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of Central Florida, Florida Atlantic,
Troy State, Florida International and
Middle Tennessee State.


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E X P ERI E NC E Working with budgets to help reduce the burden to the ad*
valorem tax payer. (Past County Commissioner 1992-2000) (Past Business Owner).


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


diversify


our economy.


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


EXPERIENCE


With local state and federal agencies and legislature


(Past Chairman Small


County


Florida House of Representatives
Representative Jimmy Patronis
District 6


District Office:
Suite A
455 Harrison Avenue
Panama City, FL 32401
(850) 914-6300
(850) 914-6302 (fax)


Tallahassee Office:
1102 The Capitol
402 South Monroe Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399-1300
(850) 488-9696


October 24, 2008


Mr. Warren Yeager
103 Brent Circle
Port St. Joe, Florida 32456
Dear Warren:
I wanted to thank you for your diligent work with me and particularly over the past several
months on a number of issues in Gulf County. I appreciate your help in assisting me on the problems at
Stumphole and the impending damage to Cape San Bias Road when hurricane surges battered the
roadway for days. It was helpful to me for you to take so much time with me as we worked on the
emergency relief with FDOT and the permitting issues with FDEP. As a result of your work, I was able
to move quickly on state-related relief that was instrumental in helping residents and visitors on the
Cape.
Speaking of the Cape, thanks for your help in working with the County Commissioners and
staff in educating the State on what I think could ultimately be harmful to the Cape and Gulf County. I
intend to work diligently in the upcoming Session to ensure that the proposed regulatory changes don't
adversely affect Gulf County. I know that you've had to deal with the erosion control issues before my
time, but I hope we can work together to get it resolved once and for all.
Thank you for your leadership on the Port Authority, I think we are starting to see some real
progress that will result in job opportunities in Gulf County and possibly in other counties as well. I am
excited that we have been able to create some momentum for the Port facilities on the Canal and on the
Bay. I would appreciate your continued help so that we can continue on to some great success.
Warren, I am so thankful that you were able to quickly overcome the health scare last year.
Our area needs people like you to help out with the constant challenges we continually face. My
prayers and those of many others were answered when you returned to good health. I appreciate your
friendship
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Committees: Health Innovation (Vice-Chair), Infrastructure, Military and Veterans Affairs


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

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 promise to
provide you good government and
I humbly ask for your vote for
County Commissioner Dist. 5.


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Despina Williams
Star Staff Writer

Some of the most insightful political
commentary this election season came not
from the pundits, talking heads or campaign
spinmasters.
It came from the halls of Port St. Joe and
Wewahitchka elementary schools.
In his essay on the importance of voting in this
year's historic election, Port St. Joe Elementary
School student Christopher Capps summed things
up this way:
"The most important reason is so we don't have
a crazy guy for president or maybe a dictator as
president.... It is good to be able to vote on who is
the leader, because if you can't your life might be
miserable."
And just in case any journalist might attempt to
parse his words, Capps closed with his own brand
of straight talk.
"Make sure you go out there for your self and
hot listen to the lying reporters."
Capps' essay was one of the highlights of Project
Republi-KIDS, sponsored by the Gulf County
Republican Party.
Through civics lessons, essay contests and a
mock election, Project Republi-KIDS seeks to teach
students the importance of civic responsibility and
- generate thoughtful dialogue between parents and .
children on the voting process.
"One of the things we decided as an objective of
the Gulf County Republican Party was to improve
outreach," said Republi-KIDS coordinator Tracy
Melvin. "But we felt like hosting socials wasn't
as effective as showing the community with our
actions what the party stands for."
Inspired by the Ronald Regan quote, "All great
change in America begins at the dinner table,"
Melvin developed a series of activities aimed at
generating conversation among children, teachers
and parents.
For all activities, the Republican Party adopted a
non-partisan approach.
To teach the fundamentals of voting and the
biographies of the two presidential candidates,
the party purchased copies of the children's books
"Duck for President; My Dad, John McCain" and
"Barack Obama Son of Promise, Child of Hope."
Students read and discussed the books in their
classrooms and wrote essays on the importance of
voting.
Winners received savings bonds and certificates
from the Gulf County Republican Party.
Congressman Allen Boyd also plans to honor
winners with certificates.
Earlier this month, State Representative
Jimmy Patronis and Port St. Joe mayor Mel
Magidson visited the county's fourth and fifth-
grade classrooms for a Project Republi-KIDS civics
lesson.
Magidson shared his experiences on the
campaign trail and fielded a series of hard-hitting
questions.
Students asked the mayor to detail his plans
to reduce taxes and questioned why there weren't
more restaurants in Port St. Joe.
Patronis discussed his duties as a state
legislator and conducted an impromptu
presidential election.
The students, who were fairly evenly mixed
in their support for Sen. John McCain and Sen.
Barack Obama, displayed a surprising knowledge
of politics.
One student said he favored Obama's healthcare
policy over McCain's, while another spoke of
McCain's military record.
Project Republi-KIDS will conclude with an Oct.
30 mock-presidential election at Port St. Joe and
Wewahitchka Elementary Schools.
The students will receive ballots and "I Voted"
stickers just like their parents.
Melvin, whose young nephew is counting the
days until he can vote, said the mock-election
is aimed at building students' confidence and
self-esteem.
"I think it's empowering because they're able to
do something grown-ups are doing, and grown-ups
are talking to them about their opinions," she said.
Melvin said she also hopes more adults will
vote on Nov. 4 as a result of Project Republi-KIDS'
outreach to area youngsters.
"When their children ask, 'Who did you vote for,'
the parents can't look them in the eye and say, 'We
didn't have time to vote,'" she said.
In an interesting historical footnote, Melvin said
Gulf County students have successfully chosen the
president in the past two elections.
"We're anxious to see whether that's a bellwether
for the actual race or not," she said.
Find out who the students chose in next week's
Star.


Rep. Jimmy Patronis and Mel Magidson join the Port St. Joe Elementary School Repbli-KIDS essay contest winners.
First-place winners in fourth and fifth grades received $100 savings bonds from the Gulf County Republican Party. Second -
place winners received $50 saving bonds and honorable mention winners took home certificates.
Congressman Allen Boyd also plans to honor winners with certificates.


Winning Essays


Every Vote Counts


Voting is one of the most important
rights and duties you have as an
American. By voting, you tell the
government what you want. Every vote
counts. An election could be decided by
just one vote.
We live in a democracy. That means
we get a say in who runs our country.
The only way democracy works is if
people participate. In other countries,


people actually fight and die for this
freedom. A freedom that people in a
democratic country take for granted.
Play a role in choosing our leaders.
Voting is a gift. Respect your right to
vote. It's a privilege that many in the
world don't have!
First Place: Ethan Sander
Port St. Joe Elementary School
Fourth Grade


'You Should Care about America'


Why vote. Here's why. So many
people aren't voting because they think
their vote doesn't matter, but it does!
Every person's vote counts. If you don't
vote, the candidate you liked could lose
just by one point because you didn't
vote.
Another reason to vote is if or when
you do vote, you don't realize it, but
you are making a huge choice for
your country. There is not one more
important thing in the country then
voting for president. If you don't vote
you are showing you could care less
what happens to America.
Well, you should care about America,
I know I do, and when I turn'18 I will
make sure to vote, because I can make
a difference. Also, if you don't vote


America could turn into a place where
you don't want to live. Sure America is
great now, but what will it be like in 12
years? So you can know for sure that
America will stay great you must vote for
president. Many people say it's not a big
deal but it really is, the biggest deal in
America.
You may have a problem with the
economy, the immigration, the health
care, or the war in Iraq. If you vote
for president, you won't have to worry
about those troubles because if you vote
and the right person wins, he will take
care of our country. Remember to vote,
America could depend on your vote.
First Place: Maddie Flanagan
Port St. Joe Elementary School
Fifth Grade


Qualities of a Good President


Some qualities are extremely
important for a president to have.
In my opinion, the key traits are
go green, truthfulness, and being
concerned about our health.
The president should help keep
our country clean. He should stop oil
companies from polluting our country.
The president should also make
lumberjack people stop cutting down
trees.
When the president makes a speech
in front of millions of people and he
makes a promise in that speech he


should keep his promise. If he keeps
his promise he is being truthful. The
president should be truthful. I know
that it is hard sometimes but it is the
right thing to do.
It is important that our president
cares for our health. We all need good
health to play all day. If we want energy,
we need good health.
The president should have all these
details and more to run the country.
First Place: Rebecca Daniels
Wewahitchka Elementary School
Fourth grade


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Port St. Joe
Elementary School
Fourth grade
First place: Ethan Sander
Second place: Lauren Davis

Honorable Mentions: Giana
Koce. Jakari Sims, Chris
Eadie-Mahone, Lindsey Brown,
Collin Bielser. Dalton Brammer.
Hayden Lee. Kiara McNair,
Christopher Maestri and Reid
Yarbrough

Fifth grade
First place: Maddie Flanagan
Second place: Marcell Johnson

Honorable Mentions: Katie
Nobles, Kyran Batson, Tanner
Moses, Matthew Simpson,
Heather Brant and Alanah
McNair


Wewahitchka
Elementary School

Fourth grade
First place: Rebecca Daniels
Second place: Blake Harrison

Honorable Mentions: Savanna
Lowrey, Samantha Pitts, Rachel
Weatherly, Christian Coursey,
Grady McDaniel, Harley Bailey,
Mekena Taunton, Riley Roberts
and Jackson Vines
Fifth grade
First place: Destiny McLemore
Second place: Rahul Nana

Honorable Mentions: Zachary
Cox, Mason Green, Hunter
Hysmiih and Kaleb Shiver


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28, 2008. Mr. Holman retired from
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flown in his honor by his daughter,
Capt. Nancy Cech, who is serving
her second tour of duty in Iraq.


Densmore-

Brown

Wedding
Danielle Densmore of
Wewahitchka and Jeffery
Brown of Wewahitchka will
be married at 4 p.m. CT on
Nov. 1, 2008, in the Beach
Baptist Chapel in St. Joe
Beach.
The bride is the daughter
of Renci Densmore of
Wewahitchka and Phil
Densmore of St. Joe Beach.
The groom is the son of
Teresa Devlin of Port St.
Joe
No formal invitations
will be sent. All friends and
family are welcome.


'Pick An Angel' Open House


Henson

Receives

Commission


Amy Voltz Henson was
commissioned as a Second
Lieutenant in the Missouri Air
National Guard on Sept. 19,
2008 in ceremonies in McGhee
Tyson Ang Base, Tenn. Henson
is the daughter of Bill and Diane
Gillespie of St. Joe Beach.


Wewahitchka Women's Club

Attends District Meeting


On Thursday, Oct. 9, six
members of the Wewahitchka
Women'sClubattendedthedistrict
meeting in Chattahoochee.
Those attending were: Jan
Brown, Patty Fisher, Carol
Vlahos, Linda Whitfield, Jackie
Huft and Vivien Stokes.
With more than 100 members
in attendance, the members
were given credentials reports,
membership reports, committee
reports, director's reports and
more reports. Then a luncheon


of ham, salads, beans, corn
bread and homemade desserts
were served.
Door prizes were given out
and Patty Fisher of our group
won a hand-painted gourd
centerpiece.
At the end of the day, members
recited the "collect for club
women," which in part says,
"Keep up, oh God, from pettiness,
let us be large in thought, in word,
indeed..."
How true.


A&A Homecare Inc. will be sponsoring
its fourth annual "Pick An Angel" Christmas
open house from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. CT
Dec. 4.
Light hors devours will be served.
The public is invited to come by, greet
the staff and pick an angel off the Christmas
tree. Each angel will have a local senior
citizens' wish list. Pick one, or all, items off
the list; bring back the wrapped gift to A&A
staff members, who will deliver the items to
the senior citizen.
A&A asks the public to assist in this event


The next meeting of the Apalachicola
Area Historical Society (AAHS) will be
held at 5 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 30 in the
Carriage House of the Raney House
Museum. Among the many subjects to
be discussed at this meeting perhaps the
most important is the plan to close the
Gorrie Museum.
A spending reduction plan has
been proposed by the state Division
of Recreation and Parks that would
temporarily close 19 museums and parks
in Florida including the John Gorrie
Museum State Park in Apalachicola.
These would remain closed until "the
state's economy improves and revenues
return to normal levels." The closing of


to ensure that the elderly are remembered
during the holiday season, which can be a
lonely time for those in need. A&A's office is
located at 211 N. Hwy. 71 in Wewahitchka.
The "angels" consist of local senior
citizens who reside in the Kinard area,
Wewahitchka, Port St. Joe and the Beaches.
Last year was a'big success, with all the gifts
greatly appreciated.
If you are unable to attend the open house
you may adopt an angel over the telephone
or stop in at anytime during the month of
December.


the Gorrie Museum would be a serious
blow. to Apalachicola's efforts to develop,
new economic resources based on
museums and historic tourism. The plan,
to shut down 19 parks (and museums)
first must be approved by the Office of
the Governor and then will be considered
during the 2009 legislative session.
The Oct. 30 meeting of the AAHS will
provide the opportunity to discuss this-
plan and how Apalachicola can mobilize
to save the Gorrie Museum. Please'
invite your friends to this meeting,
especially members of the city and
county governments, the Chamber of
Commerce and the Franklin County'
Tourist Development Council.


Thanksgiving and Christmas
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Please join the folks at People Helping
People of Gulf County Inc. to pre-plan
the upcoming 2008 community-wide
Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners. We
are calling all the wonderful volunteers
who made the 2007 holidays very special.
We served more than 1,000 meals in Port St.
Joe, Wewahitchka, Howard Creek and the


ling iviebung
beaches area. We will meet at 7 p.m. ETori
Oct. 30 at the Gulf County Senior Citizens
building on Library Road in Port St. Joe.
Anyone who would like to help but will
not be able to attend is asked to call Jerry
Stokoe at 899-1036.
Our community is so blessed to have
wonderful caring volunteers as we have.


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Kiwanis

Korner
By Johanna White

What an exciting meeting
we had this week. We inducted
four new members into the
Port St. Joe Kiwanis Club"
Mike Brantley, plant manager
at Arizona Chemical; James
Kennedy, county Veterans'
Affairs officer, Mark Haddock,
an independent businessman;
and Dave Britton, retired
and a former Tallahassee
Kiwanian and incoming vice
president of the Kiwanis
Club. It is awesome to see our
club grow with great people
who want to give back to
their community. Welcome,
guys.
We also had a guest
speaker, Sgt. 'lTroy Simmons
from the Port St. Joe Police
Department, asking for the
Kiwanis Club to take part
again this year in the Salvation
Army Bell Ringing. There was
no hesitancy in us wanting


to participate again this year
since we all know this was Mr.
Billy Joe's heart in giving and
we want to make sure we kept
up the tradition in memory of
Mr. Billy Joe.
We want to thank the
Key Club for the continued
attendance and support and
encourage them to continue
to participate in all of the


activities the Kiwanis Club is
involved in.
Mark your calendars for
Nov 14 to eat lunch with us
... we will be serving our
wonderful and famous fish
dinners that Friday at Frank
Pate Park and they only cost
$5. More details will follow.
The Port St. Joe Kiwanis
Club meets at noon every


Tuesday at the Gulf County
ARC and Transportation
building located off of the
Industrial Road. If you are
interested in becoming a
member of a Civic Club and
a great group of men and
women dedicated in giving
back to our community,
contact Johanna White- at
227-6268.


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Raising Strawberries in the Home Garden


Strawberries are popular with
backyardgardenersandcommercial
growers here in our state.
They're one of our multimillion-
dollar crops. While
commercial production
is concentrated in a
few areas, strawberries
can be grown in home
gardens throughout the
state.
By nature, strawberry
plants are perennial, but
for various reasons, we
raise them as an annual Roy
crop here in Florida. The Ca:
time to set new plants in county E
the garden is from now Dir
through late November.
When winter comes, the cool
nights and short days will cause the


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plants to begin flowering. Flowers
formed after the last killing frost
of early spring will develop the
fruit.
Berry production
and harvest continue
throughout the spring. As
the weather gets warmer
and the days grow longer
the plants will stop
producing berries and
start forming runners. The
P runners take roots and
become new plants. Most
Lee home gardeners destroy
ter these plants and start over
tensions again in the fall.
tor Strawberries can be
grown on just about all
the soil types we have in Florida,
although they really aren't


recommended for peat and muck
soils. Sandy soil with a good
quantity of organic matter is the
best. Strawberries like well drained
soil, which is moist but not wet.
It's important to plant
strawberry varieties that have
proven themselves under Florida
condition, varieties such as Dover
and Florida Belle. They yield large
fruit and are resistant to a common
plant disease called Anthracnose
(an-throck-nos). Other varieties
well adapted to our state are
Florida 90, Camorosa and Sweet
Charlie.
Strawberries should be planted
in raised beds that are 2 feet wide
and spaced 2 feet apart. The beds
should be mounded so they're six
inches high along the edges and


about eight inches high in the
middle.
For a 10-by-10-foot strawberry
patch, broadcast about two-and-
a-half pounds of 8-8-8 fertilizer
and work it into the soil. Then,
form the beds in the manner we've
described, and apply another two-
and-a-half pounds of fertilizer.
This time, place the fertilizer in
a narrow band about six inches
deep in the middle of each bed. If
possible, use a fertilizer that has a
mixture of minor elements.
After the beds have been
properly formed, fertilized and
very well moistened, cover each
with a sheet of one-and-a-half
mil black polyethylene plastic,
the recommended mulch for
strawberries in Florida. Place soil


on the edges of the plastic to hold
it in place. Then, cut slits in the
plastic where the plants are to be
inserted. The plants should be set
in a double row one on each side
of the raised bed, about six inches
from the edges. Space the plants
12 inches apart in the rows. Be sure
no plants are set directly over the
fertilizer band, because this can
lead to salt burn.
Always start with certified,
disease-free plants. Keep them
moist before planting, and plant
them in moist soil. Set them at the
correct depth. Do not cover the
crown, and do not leave tops or
roots exposed. Spread the roots in
a fan shape, and with a bit of luck,
next spring you'll be enjoying fresh
strawberries from you own patch.


WINNING ESSAYS

The Importance of a Vote |


From page BI


Tick, tock. Tick, tock. Are
you ready for that big day in
November? Time is running
out so you better get ready.
Do you have your listening
ears open because I am about
to give you some important
information. The big day I
am talking about in November
is our freedom to vote. You
can vote for the President of
the United States, Senators,
Congressmen, Judges, '
Commissioners, the Sheriff
in your county, passing new
laws, taxes, and so many
other things.
Voting is very important.
It is a freedom to express
opinions how we want our
country to run. America
has given the people the
freedom to vote and if you
don't use that freedom you
shouldn't complain about
how things turn out. Voting
is exercising a freedom we
have. If you don't vote, it's
like having a bike and never
using it or never exercising,
you shouldn't complain
about not losing weight or
getting stronger just like you
shouldn't complain about who
wins or what laws passes if
you don't. Many countries
tell you what to do instead of
giving the people choices or
allowing the freedom to vote
for what they want. I am glad
I live in America and we have
our freedom.
Sorry for those under 17
years old, you have to be 18
or above yo vote. It's the law.
But, you can tell your family
your opinion. You have to
sign up and get registered
to be able to vote when you


reach that age. You need your
voter's ID card or other ID to
prove who you are so people
won't vote over and over and
cheat.
A lot of people believe
their vote doesn't count. If
thousands or hundreds of
thousands of people believe
this and don't vote, think
how many votes that would
have been. Even if you think
your one vote doesn't count,
at least you tried. It's better
than not trying at all.
This year's presidential
election will make history no
matter who wins or loses.
If Barrack Obama wins
he will be the first partial
African-American president
in America. If John McCain
wins, his vice-president
nominee Sarah Palin will be
the first woman in that office.
I think this is so cool. With
everything going on in the
world today, with the war
in Iraq, and the economy, I
think more people are getting
more serious about this year's
election and more people are
planning on voting. Everyone
want to see our country get
better and hopes the next
president can help.
I hope I made my point
about the importance of
voting. It is choices we get to
make, even if what we choose
doesn't win, at least we tried,
and then you can complain. If
you are able to vote, exercise
that freedom and get to the
poles.
Destiny McLemore
Wewahitchka Elementary
School
Fourth grade


State representative Jimmy Patronis teaches Port St. Joe Elementary School students about his duties as a legislator.


Every Vote is Equal

I believe that voting is important because when
you vote you are casting your own personal choice
of who you think would run our country the best.
Also it is important because we live in a democratic
society and everyone vote is equal, which means
a poor persons vote counts just as much as a rich
persons. Plus people have died to give us the right.
to vote. In conclusion those are some reasons why
voting is important to me.
Lauren Davis
Port St. Joe Elementary School
Fourth Grade



Pick Who You Trust

. *In the United States it is important to vote for our
president. Everbody that has the right to vote should.
S-One reason it is important to vote is, people
should choose who they want to be their leader.
People need to pick who they want to run their
country.
-Onother reason it is important to vote is people
should pick how they trust to choose their laws
wisely. They just don't won't to pick a president that
would make up bad laws.
Voteing is very important. Everybody should have
the chance to vote.
Marcell Johnson
Port St. Joe Elementary School
Fifth Grade


Executive
Director
Gulf County Senior
Citizens Association,
Inc. is now accepting
applications for the
position of Executive
Director. An application
packet maybe obtained
at: Gulf County Senior
Citizen Center 120
Library Drive Port St.
Joe, Fl. 32456


Port St. Joe Mayor Mel Magidson shows off a political sign
made for him by his young neighbor during a recent Republi-
KIDS civics lesson at Port St. Joe Elementary School.


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10 months old. He is the sweetest boy. He has lots of
energy and is learning all his manners. He is good on
the lead and gets on well with people and dogs. He
loves playing with all his friends here but is search-
ing for his family to come rescue him. If you would
like to adopt Buddy or one of the MANY OTHER
WONDERFUL pets available for adoption at St. Jo-
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Annual'Safe Halloween Event' will be Friday


The "Annual North Port St.
Joe Safe Halloween Community
Event," dedicated to the memo-
ries of Winnie Hamilton, will be
at 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 31, at the
Washington Gym on Halloween.
During her lifetime, Mrs. Winnie
Hamilton influenced the lives of
numerous children and adult in
that she volunteered much of her
time and worked diligently with her
co-partners Sara Harris-Williams,
Mrs. Billie Thomas, Amy Rogers
and other adults to support the
efforts of '"A Safe Halloween" for
the children throughout the com-
munity.
Our beloved and devoted work-
ers the late Mr. Chester Gant and
his loving wife Mrs. Maxine Gant
established "The Safe Halloween
Event" in 1988. Under the lead-
ership of Chester and Maxine
Gant, the purpose of the safe
Halloween event is to allow the
children the opportunity to enjoy


a safe and fun Halloween.
Therefore, we ask the parents
of the children not to allow the
children to go door-to-door for
treats but come to the gym to
receive their treats.
We are requesting that all par-
ents, groups, individuals, relatives,
friends, churches and organiza-
tions who wish to donate treats for
the safe Halloween event drop-off
your candies, goodies and dona-
tions to Sherrie Hamilton, Bertha
Harris-Quinn, Raymond Rogers
Jr., Caroline Gregory, Freddie
Davis, Candye Lewis, Amy Rogers,
the North Port St. Joe Police
Substation or bring it to the gym.
The NPSJ Police Substation
building is located at 212 MLK
Blvd., near the corner of Avenue
C and Martin Luther King Blvd.
Treats may be dropped-off before
or on Friday, Halloween day. Your
cooperation is appreciated in
order for us to bag-up the treats,


deliver them to the gym and give
the youth a safe Halloween.
First-, second- and third-place
prizes will be awarded for the
best costume contest. The audi-
ence will determine the winners
using "Apollo style Booing." DJ
Superman will provide musical
entertainment. We welcome any-
one to set up fun/carnival activi-
ties such as apple dumping con-
test, games, door prizes and/or a
chance to win other gifts available
for the children and adults.
Point of contact for this year's
safe Halloween Committee are
Raymond Rogers Jr., chair-
person (229-8515); Bertha
Quinn, Tarnema Thomas, Jean
Thompson, Amy Rogers, Betty
Harris, Tia Harris, Chris Quinn,
Caroline Gregory, Debra Heath,
Annie Fields, Candye Lewis,
Freddie Davis and Angie King. We
welcome your support and partici-
pation. Thank you.


The FamilyofDonnaBrownell
Pelt would like to thank every-
one for their prayers, flowers,
food, cards, visits and dona-
tions. There are no words
that can express how much
we appreciate the prayers and


The family of Allen Ray
(Barney) Watson wishes to
thank all the friends that
helped us through our loss.
We would especially like to
thank the John C. Gainous
VFW Post 10069, his second
family, for their participation
and the hard work they did
in his honor. Barney was truly
blessed to have such good


support for our family.

Doug Pelt, Brenda
Driggers, Tabitha &
LaDonna Pelt, Janice &
Clenton Brownell, James
Brownell & Family


friends. Thanks also to the
morning coffee group that was
very dear to him. A very special
thanks to Gene Dykes for the
love and friendship he showed
Barney. He was a very close
friend that was always there
for him even to the very end.
With all our love,

The Watson Family


State grant


targets 'in-field'


teaching

By Daniel Carson
Florida Freedom Newspapers

Gulf Coast Community College, Florida State
University-Panama City and four school dis-
tricts will collaborate on a new "Fast Packs"
initiative designed to put more appropriately
certified teachers in area classrooms.
Representatives from the two colleges and
Bay, Holmes, Gulf and Franklin school districts
gathered at the FSU-PC campus recently to
announce the initiative, which will be funded by
a $463,000 Florida Department of Education
grant.
Susan Butler, chairwoman of GCCC's Social
Sciences program, said there were 249 class-
rooms spread among the four counties, where
about 3,800 students were being taught by "out-
of-field" teachers. Essentially, those teachers are
not adequately trained or certified in the subject
they're teaching. '
The grant will target area teachers who are
teaching out of field or not properly certified.
Butler said finding certified teachers in math
and science was a top priority locally and state-
wide.
"Those are some of the hardest fields to fill,"
Butler said.
FSU-PC Education Program faculty member
Marion Fesmire said 105 teachers in the four
school districts, 15 for each subject area, who
would be targeted with the grant.
Fesmire said participating teachers in the
Fast Packs program will be able to access train-
ing modules, with content based on Florida
Sunshine State standards, online from their
homes. Those teachers will take Florida teacher
exams in particular subject areas at the end of
the program.
"We'll look at the pass rates in those areas,"
Fesmire said.
Fesmire said the colleges and school districts
hope to implement the program' by February
2009.
The local initiative will serve as a pilot pro-
gram for the rest of state, and Fesmire said Fast
Packs should launch statewide later in 2009.
FSU-PC Dean George DePuy said the Fast
Packs grant resonated with him on a personal
level. He said he took some high school science
classes from a teacher he described as unquali-
fied, leaving him initially unprepared at the
college level.


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Sunday Morning Service .......11:00 a.m.
Sunday Evening Service........ 6:00 p.m.
Monday Night Youth Service ..... 6:30 p.m.
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Worship: 9:30 a.m. Sunday
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LCDR Martin J. Jarosz (Ret.) and NJROTC cadets Jonna Ball, Autumn Yokum and
Jacie Ball collected five large bags of debris from the new marina during Make
a Difference Day. They were so excited that they protected the environment, fish,
seagulls and the dolphins that come into the bay. Thanks for making a difference,
cadets. Everyone benefited from your help.






Miss Forgotten Coast


Pageant Deadline Nears


The Miss Forgotten Coast Christmas
Pageant and Miss Franklin County Pageant
are coming soon!
The pageants will be held at 2 p.m.
Nov. 16 at Franklin County School, 1250
U.S. 98, in Eastpoint. Deadline to enter is
Friday Nov. 10.
Entry fee for the beauty competition, for


all ages and for women, girls and boys, is
$75. Non-residents are welcome.
Be the first Mrs. Franklin County Queen,
and be escorted by your king. Door admis-
sion is $5 for adults, and $3 for ages 2 to


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Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship 11:00 a.m.
Evening Service 7:00 p.m.
Mike Westbrook, Discipleship Training 6:00 p.m.
Pastor Wednesday Prayer 7:00 p.m.


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102 THIRD STREET PORT ST. JOE
' "Buddy Caswell, Minister of Music & Education
SBobby Alexander, Minister to Student

New Service Schedule for First Baptist Church
Contem porary W orship............................................................................ 8:30 am
Sunday School ......................................... ......................................... 9:40am
Traditional W orship.................................... ..................................... 11:00am
Sunday Evening Adult Bible Study.......... .......... 6:00pm
Children's Choir .......................................................................................... 6:00pm
W wednesday Night Supper........................................................................... 5:30pm
Wednesday Night Adult Prayer Meeting.... ................................... 6:30pm
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Wednesday Night Youth Ministry Activities ...................................6:30pm
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Wednesday Cafe 5 pm 613 Madison St.
Wednesday 6:15 Port St. Joe, FL 32456
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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
upstanding citizens. 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&
breathing despot, but Pori
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 3-6:30
p.m. ET Friday, Oct. 31, in
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 pay-
ment.
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;
RO. 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 envi-
ronment on a night when
underage drinking 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 indi-
viduals, 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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Sunday School.......................... 10 a.m.
Sunday Morning Worship ........... 11 a.m.


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


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

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


It seems that everywhere you look,
there are" marriage problems. Most
Christians are horrified at the idea
of homosexual marriage, and rightly
so, but how are the heterosexual
Christian marriages working out?
Did you know that the divorce rate
among professing Christians is near-
ly as high as among non-Christians?
Who's to blame?
In the Bible, in 1st Corinthians, the
first six chapters consist of general
instructions for the church. Beginning
with chapter 7, Paul begins to answer
questions, which were posed by the
Corinthians in their letter to him. In
chapter 7, we have a wealth of teach-
ing concerning Christian marriage. If
Christians followed these teachings,
there would be many more happy
marriages.
First of all is the command for a
man and his wife to be faithful to
each other. When infidelity occurs,
it frequently is blamed on the one
who is unfaithful, and the one, who
in some way, might have contrib-
uted to that infidelity is incorrectly
considered "the victim." As we look
further, I think you will see what I
mean.
Beginning with verse 4: "The wife
does not have authority over her' own
body, but the husband does. Likewise
the husband does not have authority
over his own body,' but the wife does.
Do not deprive one another except
with consent for a time, that you may


Long Avenue Baptist Church will
hold a fish fry fundraiser in sup-
port of its youth ministry programs
on Saturday, Nov. 22, from 11 a.m.
until all dinners are gone. Fried
fresh mullet dinners will be avail-
able for $6 and will include beans,
grits, fresh hush puppies and a
drink.


Harvest Day


Nov. 2 at
Zion Fair
Family
At 4 p.m. Sunday,
Nov. 2, Zion Fair Family
will be observing its
annual Harvest Day
Program. The speak-
er will be Sister Eara
Buie. Come and help
celebrate this glori-
ous occasion, praising
God for all his bless-
ings.


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give yourselves to fasting and prayer;
and come together again so that
Satan does not tempt you because of
your lack of self-control,"
I have to believe that a time apart
from sexual relations for more than
a few days is inviting trouble. If you
look into unhappy marriages, you
usually will find that sex, or the lack
thereof, is a major contributing fac-.
tor. Typically, one partner goes off
and does his or her thing, and the
other partner is left unfulfilled and
devastated. Marriage vows are forgot-
ten, and the future of the marriage
is in jeopardy. I am not one to rush
to the doctor for every problem, but
when sexual problems are present,
ED for example, a physician should
be consulted. This is one time when
a good family doctor can be very
valuable.
In verses 10 and 11, we read, "Now
to the married I command, NOT I BUT
THE LORD. A wife is not to depart
from her husband. But even if she
does depart, let her remain unmar-
ried or be reconciled to her husband.
And a husband is not to divorce his
wife." Because this is so important,
let me amplify this. I believe that it
is wrong for a husband, or wife, to
leave their partner for more than a
few hours, without the full blessing
of the spouse. Each has taken a vow,
"In sickness or in health." Frequently,
a spouse is unaware, or uncaring, of
the needs of the other partner. Those


For those with food allergy con-
siderations, be aware that we use
peanut oil to prepare the dinners.
Dinners will be available for dine-
in or carry-out at the Family Life
Center on the church campus at
1601 Long Ave. in Port St Joe.
Contact Mike Dunn at 229-8691 for
further information.


St. John's Episcopal Church is hold-
ing Wewa's Olde Tyme Cultural and Craft
Bazaar on Nov. 8 from 8 a.m. until 12:30
p.m. Local artists will be demonstrat-
ing their crafts, booths will be set up
featuring cultural and informational dis-
plays, 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,


z The friendly place to worship!

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




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B09-m50S of Port St. Joe
o P508 Sixteenth Street 227-1756
b Reverend Reid Cameron
Worship Service 10:00 a.m.
Sunday School 11:00 a.m.


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ST. JAMES'

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.stjamnesepiscopalchurch.org 850-227-1845


needs cannot be met if one partner is
off with another person, or off engag-
ing in some other activity.
Hardly a day goes by when my wife
and I don't receive an invitation to a
men's meeting, or a women's meeting,
that is supposed to be a Christian
conference of some kind. We avoid
these like the plague. If you want your
marriage to be blessed, you usually
will avoid them also.
At the Mexico Beach Christian
Worship Center, we teach our people
that faithfulness in marriage goes far
beyond sexual considerations. Happy
marriages occur when each spouse
delights in spending time, with the
other, and THEY share much affec-
tion. There is a lot to be said for
."The family that prays together stays
together."
Our services begin, with a time of
greeting and fellowship, at 9:30 a.m.
CT Sunday. Worship begins at 9:45
a.m. After the service, we have a pot-
luck luncheon so that we can fellow-
ship 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

'Increasing His.
Kingdom'
Oak Grove Church, 613 Madison
St., Port St. Joe, is selling a cookbook
created by Ann Ballard for $15 each.
Buy 10 get 1 free. The cookbooks are
available at the following locations:
Oak Grove Church Office
Bayside Gifts & Florist
Beach to Bay
Sisters Restaurant
Portside Trading
Petals by the Bay
Cooper's Cut & Style
Marina Gift Shoppe
Paradise Coast Vacation Rentals
Aline's Beauty Salon


homemade jellies, baked goods, chill, 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.


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



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


FIRST UNITED
METHODIST CHURCH
Constitution and Monument Port St. Joe


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


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William J, Rish, Thomas S. Gibson, Russell Scholz,
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Long Avenue Baptist


Fish Fry Benefits Youth


St. John's Hosts Wewa's Olde


Tyme Cultural and Craft Bazaar


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
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By Jesse Raffleld


Seniors: Attention, class
of '09. In the up-coming
month of November, one
of your $50 payments will
be due to Jessie Faircloth.
This money is crucial to
your going on the senior
trip.
Sports: Today at 6 p.m.
ET, the Lady Sharks vol-
leyball team will travel to
Liberty County in order to
compete in the Volleyball
District Tournament Final.
On Halloween at 8 p.m.


ET, the St. Joe football
team will do battle with
Freeport and hopefully be
victorious in its conquest.
Homecoming: Please
remember that the first
week in November is going
to be homecoming week.
Monday is going to be
Nerd Day, where everybody
will dress up as their favor-
ite nerd (suspenders highly
encouraged). Tuesday will
be Color Wars and will pit
each grade against each
other in a flamboyant battle
royal. Wednesday will be the


Hollywood Homecoming
where the students will
try to mirror their favorite
actor or actress. Thursday
will be exceptionally inter-
esting, as it is none other
than Rival Day, where the
St. Joe Sharks will cel-
ebrate the lifestyle of our
good friends to the North.
The week will finally culmi-
nate at the football game as
the actual homecoming will
take place.
Briefs: Report Card Pick
Up / Open House: Nov. 3
from 5:30-6:30 p.m.


St. Joe Elementary to Hold Homecoming


Port St. Joe Elementary
School will be holding its
first annual Homecoming
Blast from 4-7 p.m. on
Nov. 7 at 'the Centennial
Building.
Among other things,
there will be: food, drinks,
jumping balloons, hay rides,


pie-in-the-face games, face-
painting and hair-tinting in
the Spirit Salon, cakewalk
and pony rides.
There will also be a
smash-a-car, which is an
old car that was donated to
the PTO and will be painted
half in St. Joe colors, half


in Wewahitchka colors.
People can buy a ticket to
take a smash at the car. It
will be in the parade.
Everyone in the
community is welcome,
including fans from
Wewahitchka, Port St. Joe's
Homecoming opponent.


High School to Hold Veterans Day Program


Front Row: Steven Kerigan, Caleb Othic, Joshua Hagans, Riya Bhakta (Happy Meal)
and Josh Sheffield
Back Row: Shaccora Mustafa, Chase Rogers, Victor Burgos-Harris, Tyrek Sims,
Cheyenne Crum (Subway Meal), Cheyenne Hanlon and Isabel Maestri.




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for Classes at Gulf Coast


Port St. Joe High School will host its
annual Veterans Day program on Tuesday,
Nov. 11 at 9 a.m. (ET) in the gymnasium.
The program will honor our area veterans
and feature songs and speeches. The
community is encouraged to attend.


Guests will be escorted to the gymnasium
by NJROTC cadets.
Port St. Joe Elementary School will
host its Veterans Day program at 1 p.m.
(ET) at the Port St. Joe High School
football field.


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make college as accessible
as possible, Gulf Coast
Community College is
currently registering
students for Fall C classes.
With 13 of the most
popular classes to choose


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As part c their daily
exercise andto promote a
healthy heat, the fourth
through sich grades are
being challenged to 'walk'
from Fith Christian
School tothe state Capitol
in Tallalissee and back.
Although the students
do not eave the school
campus they walk laps
daily tllt are computed
into mes. The students
have tiVeled 123 miles
of the207-mile journey.
This is distance equal to.
walkir; to Wewahitchka,
Blourstown, Bristol,
Tallalissee and, now, on
the rourn trip, just south
of Crwfordville. The class
is aricipating completing
the jarney in December.
Opration Christmas
Chili is underway! This
woherful mission project
reaoes children all over
ther'orld. What an oppor-
tuny we have to share
wit those who have much
greater needs than we
cold even think about! We
eniurage our children to
brig in a shoebox (card-
bcrd or plastic) filled with
gis that would bring so
inch joy to a young needy
child in desperate cir-
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please. Hygiene items are
,greatly appreciated along
with toys, school supplies,
etc. The deadline is Nov.
4, as these boxes must be
shipped early in order to
reach each destination in
time for Christmas. A con-
cert will be held in the FCS
multi-purpose building on
that day as a part of our
Christmas Child program.
It is requested that each
student bring an item or
items, or hopefully a com-
pleted box, as admission
to the concert.
As we approach the
Christmas season, let us
remember that Christmas
is not' about getting or
even giving gifts. It is about
the love of your heaven-
ly Father who, sent His
only begotten .Son, Jesus
Christ, to be the Messiah,
our Savior. Jesus she His
blood on Calvary's cross


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that we might have hope
for forgiveness of our sins
and life 'everlasting with
Him. "There is salvation in
no one else, for there is no
other name under heaven
given among men by which
we must be saved." (Acts
4:12). Operation Christmas
Child affords everyone the
opportunity to share the
gospel of Jesus Christ
with the recipients of those
shoe boxes. Each box will
include a gospel tract in
the language of the child.
FCS will be hosting a
book fair Nov. 3-7. If you
would like to volunteer,
please contact Mrs. Wells,
the librarian, at 229-6707
or Sandy Kennedy at
227-2191.
Don't forget the
Antiquities Studio will
be here Saturday, Nov.
15. For only $10 you can
get a 10 x 13 portrait of
your children. Contact
the school at 229-6707 to
schedule an appointment.
Thanks to all who par-
ticipated in the "Make a
Difference Day" food drive.
Our Lord's command
is to give to those who
have need, and we are so
blessed to be able to give
to needy people in our own
community.


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Walking Lions from FCS: front, Kaitlyn Baker, Morgan Peiffer, James Durham, Zach Post,
Alison Gay, Elijah Sarmiento; middle, Kyle Bouington, Reid Kennedy; back, David Davis,
Sloan Bozeman, James Austin Wiley, Hal'leigh Keels, Marcel Duarte, Rachel Douglas, Elisha
Vereen. Not pictured: Cecelia Ivester.

Antiquities to Shoot Portraits Nov. 15


On Nov. 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
20th St. in Port St. Joe.
Antiquities will provide
all portrait clothing. The
style of dress consists of
bare feet, overalls, blue
jeans, lace dresses and other
old-fashioned garments.


Additional props will also be
provided.
Portraits are $10 with a
promotional coupon (limit one
coupon per family). Parents
must be present during
the photography session.
Appointments must be made
prior to the photography date.
Proceeds from portrait
sales will benefit Faith
Christian School.
For more information, call
229-6707.


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Go global this year and
discover the wonders and
beauty of another culture
when you make the world
your classroom. Beginning
the spring semester of 2009,
GCCC will offer a class on
Merida, Mexico, that involves
a 9 daytrip to Merida: Panama
City's "sister city." Both
GCCC students andmembers
of the community are
encouraged to participate in
this educational experience.
The trip to Merida will focus
on the history and culture
of Mexico, as well as the
business ties that Panama


City, and more specifically
the Port of Panama City, has
with 'Merida. Participants
will visit Mexico City, Uxmal,
Guadalupe Shrine, Chichen
Itza, and the Teotihuacan
Pyramids, where they will
become immersed in the
history and culture of these
fascinating cities, examine
artifacts, climb the pyramids
and explore ancient
treasures.
Gulf Coast is recruiting
students and community
members to participate in
the trip to Merida, Mexico.
Dr. Patrick Brennan, social


sciences professor at
GCCC, and liaison for the
international travel trips,
says he we will be actively
recruiting until at least early
March, and is able to accept
$90 deposits at any time.
Brennan's goal is try to get
24 participants. The overall
estimated cost for this trip
will be $3,400, which includes
airfare, accommodations,
most meals, departure fees,
travel insurance, tuition and
books.
For more information,
contact Brennan at
pbrennan@gulfcoast.edu.


Community Veterans Day Program Comes to WHS


Once again, the third graders at
Wewahitchka Elementary School and
their teachers, Debbie Gerber, John Huft,
Christine Shepard, with the help of
math teacher Becky Weston, will present
their community wide Veterans Day
Program at 9 a.m. CT on Tuesday, Nov. 11
at the Wewahitchka High School football
field.


There will be patriotic music, gifts for
veterans, little children singing their hearts
out, a reception and lots of waving of the red,
.white and blue.
Please come out and join us as we give
thanks to the people who made it possible
for us to live in a free country.
Remember: "All gave some, but some
gave all," by Lynda Whitfield.


Pictured here are four of WES's tackiest: Jackson Vines, Katie Thibodeau, Shania Knoves
and Logan Haddock.


Doing Drugs is Downright Tacky.


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Students at Wewahitchka
Elementary School
celebratedRedRibbonWeek
Oct. 20-24, a nationwide
campaign intended to
teach youngsters about
the hazards of drug abuse
and underage drinking.
WES students expressed
their commitment to stay
drug-free by participating
in different activities each


day during the week. On
Monday, theyvowed to "Sock
it to drugs" by rolling up
their pants legs and showing
off their wildest, wackiest
socks. On Tuesday, they
proclaimed that doing drugs
was downright tacky and did
their best to dress tackier
than their classmates.
"Born. to Be Drug-Free"
was Wednesday's theme


and students dress
as- infants and toddler.
Thursday, students hid 0o
from drugs as they deck.
out from head to toe i
camo. Knowing that Gator
say no to drugs as well, th
week ended with student,
showing their commitment
and support for the Gator:
by proudly wearing red anc
white.


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Realtors Raise

$468 for Habitat

On Oct. 17, a check for $468 was pre-
sented to Habitat for Humanity of Gulf
County by the Realtor Association of
Franklin and Southern Gulf Counties.
This is the third year the Realtors
have made the affordable housing
donation by participating in the yard
sale, which is held the first weekend
in October. Members and affiliates
of the Realtor Association contribute
to the success of the yearly event by
donating items and volunteering their
time. Proceeds are divided between
the.Franklin County Chapter and the
Gulf County Chapter of Habitat for
Huitnanity.
Gloria Salinard, RAFSG Association
Executive, said, "I want to thank
everyone who donated items for this
sale, and in particular the follow-


SA&A Celebrates 5 years


Joan Lovelace, president, and Carol
Erwin, director and public relations
chairwoman of the Realtors Association,
present a check to Joan Cleckly, Habitat
for Humanity chairwoman.
ing members and affiliates for vol-
unteering their time: Sheryl Bradley,
Helen Gore, Betty Ray Weston, Mason
Bean, Marilyn Bean, Paula Caruthers,
Mary Seymour, Bill Rose, Hollis Vail,
Carol Erwin, Billy Fuentes, Rose Drye,
Sandy Williams, Jean Ulrich, Rick
Watson and Natalie Shoaf."


A&A Homecare would like to
express our sincere thanks and
appreciation for the support and
opportunity to serve the residents
of Gulf County and the beaches.
A&A was established in September
2003 with the dedication of taking
care of our community. We provide
skilled nursing, therapy and bath-
ing assistance to our locals. The
need for home health care grows as
the number of children taking care
of their elderly parents increases.
As we are now in our fifth year of
operation, we look back at all of
our patients and families, thank-
ful we have had the opportunity to
care for them and have come to love
them all. We are proud of our com-
mitment to provide excellent care
to our local senior citizens, and we
are truly thankful to everyone who
has helped us achieve this great
milestone.


Transportation Disadvantaged Board Meeting Nov.


Thie Gulf County Transportation
Disadvantaged Coordinating Board
(TDCB) will have a meeting at 2 p.m.
EDT Wednesday, Nov. 5 to discuss
the-annual community transportation
coordinator evaluation and operat-


Bridge at Bay St.

The Bridge at Bay St. Joe has
announced the launch of the partner-
PERKS program. This joint program
between Signature HealthCARE employ-
ees and local businesses provides
Signature HealthCARE employees sav-
ings, while building lasting relationships
in each community we serve.
S ',"This revolutionary program is
designed to assist employees with
saving money from their paychecks
by utilizing discounts offered through


ing reports. The public is welcome.
The meeting will be held in the Gulf
County Transportation Office confer-
ence room, 122 Water Plant Road, in
Port St. Joe.
For more information, or if you


require special accommodations at
the meeting because of a disability or
physical impairment, contact Vanita
Anderson at the Apalachee Regional
Planning Council at (850) 674-4571
or by e-mail at arpc7@gtcom.net.


foe: Building Community Relationships


the various businesses in the com-
munity that are participating in the
program," Communications Manager
Erica Staley said. "Both the busi-
nesses and the employees greatly
appreciate the free opportunity and
the discounts offered to them."
Signature HealthCARE will be
expanding the program company-
wide to provide employees with
additional savings.
"We believe that stakeholders are


the most important part of our com-
pany and understand how important
it is for our stakeholders to have
the ability to save money and make
their checks last longer," President
and CEO Joseph Steier III said.
"Implementing the partnerPERKS
program has given us the chance to
provide additional relief to our stake-
holders during the declining market.
This is a great program and will truly
benefit all of our stakeholders."


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Signature HealthCARE
thanks and honors each
of its 56 full-time and part-
time chaplains and other
spiritual caregivers dur-
ing National Pastoral Care
Week in October 2008.
Signature HealthCARE
chaplains strive not only
to connect to the heart and
experience of the resident,
employee and family mem-
ber, but work across dif-
ferent cultures, customs
and faith groups as well.
They offer an abundance
of love, hope and encour-
agement through listening,
prayer, one-on-one interac-
tion, worship activities and
other modes of fellowship.
The Signature chaplain
also is connected to the
community in an effort to
provide additional resourc-
es and spiritual leadership
to meet all requests and
needs, and also partners
with the facility's clinical,
social services, quality of
life and therapy teams to
enhance the overall heal-
ing process and wellness of
residents. In this way, the
chaplain participates in the
holistic quality of care Sig-
nature provides.
"To meet the spiritual
needs of our employees and
residents, we are recruit-
ing chaplains for every
Signature facility," Vice
President of Spirituality
Dianne Timmering
said. "The chaplains serve
as God's vessels, uncon-
ditionally loving people
through compassion,
prayer, healing and hope.
We work inside unend-
ing mercy, abounding joy,
restorative peace and hope
in miracles."
The interfaith Signature
Chaplain Program meets
the spiritual needs of our
residents, employees and


family members through
a non-denominational
approach of respecting
all faiths. The program is
founded on the emotional
and spiritual healing well
of unconditional love. The
Signature chaplain offers
stress relief to the employ-
ee, encouragement and
hope to the resident and
peace for family members.
"Signature HealthCARE
has developed a compre-
hensive interfaith spiri-
tual program that is not
religiously affiliated, but
built for the residents
and employees," said E.
Joseph Steier III, President
and CEO of Signature
HealthCARE. "This pro-
gram is already changing
outcomes, including reduc-
ing employee turnover
and meeting key commu-
nity needs, in less than two
years. Surprisingly, we are
already tracking miracu-
lous healings (behavioral
changes) due to the unique
combination of spirituality,
innovative clinicians and
love of residents. There are
several university research
teams who have expressed
interest in publishing our
revolutionary findings."
Signature HealthCARE,
headquartered in Palm
Beach Gardens is a fam-
ily-based organization that
is revolutionizing the long
term care industry through
a culture of resident-cen-
tered healthcare services,
personalized spirituality,
quality of life initiatives,
and employee development
and empowerment. With
65 facilities operated and
managed by its affiliates
in seven states, Signature
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care by earning the trust of
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10B o THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL 0 THURSDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2008 Established 1938 Serving Gulf County and surrounding areas for 67 years


8771 S
NOTICE OF
APPLICATION
FOR TAX DEED

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

Certificate No. 472
Application No. 2008-22

Year of Issuance: 2006

R.E. No. 06274-011 R

Description of Property:

LOT 11:
COMMENCE at a concrete
monument marking the
Northeast Corner of Treas-
ure Bay Subdivision, ac-
cording to the Plat thereof
recorded in Plat Book 3,
Page 32, in the Public Rec-
ords of Gulf County, Flor-
ida, and thence go South
89 Degrees 18 Minutes 39
Seconds East along an
Easterly extension of the
Northerly boundary line of
Treasure Bay for a dis-
tance of 68.24 feet to a
point on the Easterly R/W
line of County Road No. 30
(having a 66 foot wide
R/W); thence go North 15
Degrees 24 Minutes 53
Seconds East along said
R/W line for a distance of
672.78 feet for the POINT
OF BEGINNING. From
said POINT OF BEGINN-
ING, continue North 15
Degrees 24 Minutes 53
Seconds East along said
R/W line for a distance of
103.40 feet; thence depart-'
ing said R/W line go South
89 Degrees 18 Minutes 39
Seconds East, for a dis-
tance of 217.81 feet;
thence go South 15 De-
grees 24 Minutes 53 Sec-
onds West for a distance
of 103.40 feet; thence
North 89 Degrees 18 Min-
utes 39 Seconds West for
a distance of 217.81 feet to
the POINT OF BEGINN-
ING. Said parcel of land
being located in Section
14, Township 9 South,
Range 11 West, Gulf
County, Florida. Also
known as Lot 11, Treasure
Bay Unrecorded.

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

DESCRIPTION: Parcel 2:
A 10 foot wide non exclu-
sive ingress and egress
easement for access to St.
Joseph Bay along a por-
tion of the Northerly
boundary of TREASURE
BAY, a subdivision of a
portion of fractional Sec-
tion 14, Township 9 South,
Range 11 West, Gulf
County, Florida, according
to the plat thereof re-
corded in Plat Book 3,
Page 32, in the Public Rec-
ords of Gulf County, Flor-
ida, and being more par-
ticularly described as fol-
lows:
COMMENCE at a concrete
monument marking the
Northeasterly corner of
TREASURE BAY and go
North 89 Degrees 18 Min-
utes 39 Seconds West
along the Northerly bound-
ary of TREASURE BAY for
a distance-of 254.12 feet
for the POINT OF BEGINN-
ING. From said POINT OF
BEGINNING continue
North 89 Degrees 18 Min-
utes 39 Seconds West,
along said Northerly
boundary for a distance of


311.81 feet to a point on
the water's edge of St. Jo-
seph Bay; thence depart-
ing said Northerly bound-
ary line go North 00 De-
grees 41 Minutes 21 Sec-


1100
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
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., Gulf 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. 03169-110R

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

Name in which assessed:
Herbert Press Witt

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

Dated this 7th day of
October, 2008.

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

NOTICE IS HEREBY
GIVEN that Selected Equi-
ties Rev. the holder of the
following Tax Certificate,
has filed said certificate for
a tax deed to be issued
thereon. The certificate
number and year of issu-
ance, the description of
the property, and the
names in 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
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
8829S
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE FOURTEENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF
FLORIDA IN AND FOR
GULF COUNTY

SUNTRUST BANK,
Plaintiff,

vs.

JAMES A. WILLIAR et. al
Defendants.

CASE NO. 08-179-CA

NOTICE OF
FORECLOSURE SALE

NOTICE IS HEREBY
GIVEN pursuant to a Final
Judgment of Foreclosure
dated August 28, 2008,
and entered in Case No.
08-179-CA, of the Circuit
Court of the Fourteenth Ju-
dicial Circuit in and for
GULF County, Florida,
wherein SUNTRUST
BANK, is a Plaintiff and
JAMES A. WILLIAR; PA-
TRICE WILLIAR; UN-
KNOWN TENANT #1;
UNKNOWN TENANT #2
are the Defendants. I will
sell to the highest and best
bidder for cash at at
11:00 a.m. on November
20, 2008, the following de-
scribed property as set
forth in said Final Judg-
ment, to wit:

LOT 2 AND A PORTION
OF LOT 4, BLOCK 10 OF
OAK GROVE SUBDIVI-
SION, AS PER OFFICIAL
PLAT THEREOF RE-
CORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1
AT PAGE 12, PUBLIC
RECORDS OF GULF
COUNTY, FLORIDA, SAID
OVERALL PARCEL BEING
MORE PARTICULARLY
DESCRIBED AS FOL-
LOWS:

COMMENCE AT THE
SOUTHWEST CORNER
OF LOT 4, BLOCK 10,
OAK GROVE. BEING ON
THE NORTH RIGHT OF
WAY LINE OF IOLA
STREET: THENCE S
9000'00" E ALONG SAID
NORTH RIGHT OF WAY
LINE 7.59 FEET TO THE
POINT OF BEGINNING;
THENCE LEAVING SAID
NORTH RIGHT OF WAY
LINE, N 01003'42" W,
124.27 FEET; THENCE
ALONG THE NORTH LINE
OF SAID LOT 4 AND LOT
2, S 9000'00' E, 54.72
FEET TO THE NORTH-
EAST CORNER OF LOT 2,
BLOCK 10: THENCE
ALONG SAID EAST LINE
OF LOT 2, S 00'00'00" W,
124.25 FEET TO THE
SOUTHEAST CORNER OF
LOT 2. BLOCK 10. BEING
THE NORTH RIGHT OF
WAY LINE OF IOLA
STREET; THENCE ALONG
THE NORTH RIGHT OF
WAY LINE OF IOLA
STREET, N 9000'00" W,
52.41 FEET TO THE
POINT OF BEGINNING.
SAID LANDS CONTAIN-
ING 0.15 ACRES, MORE
OR LESS.

TOGETHER WITH THAT
PORTION OF THE SIXTY
FOOT (60) RIGHT OF WAY
OF JACKSON STREET
BETWEEN MADISON
STREET AND IOLA
STREET IN THE SUBDIVI-
SION KNOWN AS OAK
GROVE RECORDED IN
PLAT BOOK 1 AT PAGE
12, PUBLIC RECORDS OF
GULF COUNTY FLORIDA,
BEING THIRTY FEET (30)
IMMEDIATELY ADJACENT
TO THAT REAL PROP-
ERTY OWNED BY HOW-
ARD WHITFIELD AND
FURTHER DESCRIBED IN
THAT CERTAIN WAR-
RANTY DEED RECORDED
IN BOOK 133, PAGE 364
IN OFFICIAL RECORDS
OF GULF COUNTY

LESS AND EXCEPT:

A PORTION OF LOT 4,
BLOCK 10, OF OAK
GROVE SUBDIVISION, AS
PER OFFICIAL PLAT
THEREOF RECORDED IN
PLAT BOOK 1, AT PAGE
12, PUBLIC RECORDS OF
GULF COUNTY FLORIDA,
SAID OVERALL PARCEL
BEING MORE PARTICU-
LARLY DESCRIBED AS
FOLLOWS-.

BEGIN AT THE SOUTH-
WEST CORNER OF LOT
4, BLOCK 10, OAK
GROVE BEING ON THE
NORTH RIGHT OF WAY
LINE OF IOLA STREET;
THENCE ALONG THE
WEST BOUNDARY LINE
OF LOT 4, BLOCK 10, N
0000'00" E, 124.25 FEET
TO THE NORTHWEST
CORNER OF SAID LOT 4,
THENCE ALONG THE
NORTH LINE OF LOT 4, S


90W0000" E, 5.28 FEET;
THENCE S 01003'42" E,


S 1100
124.27 FEET TO A POINT
ON SAID NORTH RIGHT
OF WAY LINE; OF IOLA
STREET; THENCE ALONG
SAID NORTH RIGHT OF
WAY LINE, N 90W00'00" W,
7.59 FEET TO THE POINT
OF BEGINNING. SAID
LANDS CONTAINING 0.02
ACRES, MORE OR LESS.

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

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

Dated this 2nd day of Oc-
tober, 2008.

IMPORTANT
In accordance with the
Americans with Disabilities
Act, persons needing a
reasonable accommoda-
tion to participate in this
proceeding should, no
later than seven (7) days
prior, contact the Clerk of
the Court's disability coor-
dinator at 8502296111,
1000 C. G. COSTIN BLVD.
RM. 302 PORT ST. JOE
FL., 32456. If hearing Im-
paired, contact (TDD)
8009558771 via Florida
Relay System.

Ben-Ezra & Katz, PA
Attorneys for Plaintiff
2901 Stirling Road,
Suite 300
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
33312
Telephone:(305) 770-4100
Fax: (305) 653-2329
October 30, November 6,
2008
8848S
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT,
FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT OF THE STATE
OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR
GULF COUNTY

VISION RANK,
Plaintiff,

VS.

CH PROPERTIES, LLC.,
JAMES A. COX, a/k/a
JAMES A. COX, JR.,
CATHERINE COX, a/k/a
CATHERINE G. COX, a/k/a
CATHERINE S. COX, JEF-
FREY L. HARTLINE,
TRACY J. HARTLINE, a/k/a
TRACY HARTLINE
Defendants.

CASE NO. 08-23-CA

NOTICE OF SALE

NOTICE is hereby given
pursuant to a Final Judg-
ment of Foreclosure dated
October 6, 2008, entered
in Case Number 08-CA-23
of the Circuit Court of the
Fourteenth Judicial Circuit
in and for Gulf County,
Florida, wherein VISION
BANK is the Plaintiff and
CH PROPERTIES, LLC.,
JAMES A. COX, a/k/a
JAMES A. COX, JR.,
CATHERINE COX, a/k/a
CATHERINE G. COX, a/k/a
CATHERINE S. COX, JEF-
FREY L. HARTLINE and
TRACY J. HARTLINE a/k/a
TRACY HARTLINE are the
Defendants, I will sell to
the highest bidder for cash
at the front steps of the
Gulf County Courthouse,
1000 Cecil Costin Boule-
vard, Port St. Joe, Florida,
Gulf County, at 11.00 a.m.
Eastern Time, on the 13th
day of November, 2008,
the following described
property situated in Gulf
County, Florida, and set
forth in the Order or Final
Judgment, to-wit:

Lots 5, 7 and 9, in Block
24 of the City of Port St.
Joe Florida, according to
the official map or plat
thereof on file in the office
of the Clerk of Circuit
Court of Gulf County, Flor-
ida

Lot 2 Block C, Seagrass
Subdivision, according to
the plat recorded in the
Public Records of Gulf
County, .Florida, in Plat
Book 5, page 1.

Lots 1, 3, 5, and 7, in
Block 24 of the City of Port
St. Joe, Florida, according
to the Official Map or Plat
thereof on file in the Office
of the Clerk of the Circuit
Court of Gulf County, Flor-
ida and Lot 9, Block 24 of
the City of Port St. Joe,
Florida, according to the
Official Map or Plat thereof
on file in the Office of the
Clerk of the Circuit Court
of Gulf County, Florida.

Lot 39, San Bias Planta-
tions, an unrecorded sub-
division of a. portion of
Section 22, Township 9
South, Range 11 West,
Gulf County, Florida. Be-
ing more particularly de-
scribed as follows:

Commence at the Intersec-
tion of the South
right-of-way line of County
Road No. 30-E and the
West line of Government
Lot 3, said Section 22;
thence North 78 degrees
13 minutes 53 seconds
East along said South
right-of-way line for
1022.86 feet; thence leav-
ing said South right-of-way
line South 01 degrees 17
minutes 22 seconds West
for 170.00 feet to said
South right-of-way line;
thence South 78 degrees
13 minutes 53 seconds
West. along said South
right-of-way line for 81.00
feet; thence leaving said
South right-of-way line
South 01 degrees 17 min-


I 1100 I
utes 22 seconds West for
170.00 feet; thence North
78 degrees 13 minutes 53
seconds East for 81.00
feet to the Point of Beginn-
ing.

In accordance with the
Americans With Disabilities
Act, persons needing a
special accommodation to
participate in this proceed-
ing should contact the
Court Administrator's Of-
fice no later than seven (7)
days prior to the proceed-
ing at 300 East Fourth
Street, Panama City, Flor-
ida, 32401; Telephone:
(850) 763-9061, ext. 327;
1-800-955-8771 (TDD); or
1-800-955-8770 (V), via
Florida Relay Service.

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

WITNESS my hand and
the official seal of this Hon-
orable Court, on this 9th
day of October, 2008.

REBECCA L. NORRIS,
CLERK OF CIRCUIT
COURT
GULF COUNTY

By: Jasmine Hysmith
Deputy Clerk
October 30, November 6,
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 RA.
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,

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
00000'00"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


1100
along said right-of-way
line, S89042'30"W, 399.66
feet; thence S02026'47"W,
350.53 feet to the Point of
Beginning; thence con-
tinue S02026'47"W, 100.09
feet; thence N90000'00"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,
306.50 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 of the 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 IV I D 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,
SUNTRUST BANK: JOHN
DOE AND JANE DOE. AS
UNKNOWN TENANTS IN
POSSESSION
DEFENDANTS)

CASE NO: 08-03CA

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.m. a.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;
THE TURN 12559 RIGHT
FOR 313.35 FEET TO A
POINT OF THE SOUTH-
WEST R/W LINE OF
STATE ROAD S-22-A; THE
TURN LEFT ALONG SAID
R/W LINE FOR 550.00
FEET; THENCE TURN
90o00'00" LEFT FOR
103.07 FEET, MORE OR
LESS, TO A POINT ON
THE MEAN HIGH WATER
LINE OF CHIPOLA CUT-
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 RAW OF
STATE ROAD S-22-A;
THEN TURN 9000000"
LEFT ALONG R/W FOR
168.17 FEET; THE TURN
900000" 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.


I 11o00
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., E.T, 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-
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
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 lo-
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-


1100
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/K/A 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
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 Us 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.


1100

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
CIVIL 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.

YOU ARE HEREBY re-
quired to file your answer
or written defenses, if any,
in the above proceeding
with the Clerk of this Court,
and to serve a copy
thereof upon the plaintiffs
attorney, Law Offices of
Daniel C. Consuegra, 9204
King Palm Drive, Tdmpa,
FL 33619-1328, telephone
(813) 915-8660, facsimile
(813) 915-0559, by _,
2008, the nature of this
proceeding being a suit for
foreclosure of mortgage
against the following de-
scribed property, to wit:

COMMENCING AT THE
NORTHWEST CORNER
OF THE SOUTHWEST 1/4
OF SECTION 18, TOWN-
SHIP 5 SOUTH, RANGE 9
WEST, GULF COUNTY,
FLORIDA AND RUN
SOUTH 03 DEGREES 03
MINUTES 17 SECONDS
EAST ALONG THE WEST
LINE OF SAID SECTION
18 FOR 569.06 FEET;
THENCE NORTH 86 DE-
GREES 26 MINUTES 09
SECONDS EAST 'FOR
212.50 FEET TO THE
POINT OF BEGINNING;
THENCE CONTINUE
NORTH 86 DEGREES 26
MINUTES 09 SECONDS
EAST FOR 106.25 FEET;
THENCE SOUTH 03 DE-
GREES 03 MINUTES 17
SECONDS EAST FOR
205.00 FEET TO THE
NORTH RIGHT-OF-WAY
LINE OF A GRADED
ROAD; THENCE SOUTH
86 DEGREES 26 MINUTES
09 SECONDS WEST
ALONG SAID NORTH
RIGHT-OF-WAY FOR
106.25 FEET; THENCE
NORTH 03 DEGREES 03
MINUTES 17 SECONDS
WEST FOR 205.00 FEET
TO THE POINT OF BEGIN-
NING. SAID PARCEL LY-
ING IN THE SOUTHWEST,
1/4 OF SECTION- 18,.
TOWNSHIP 5 SOUTH;.
RANGE 9 WEST AND.
HAVING AN AREA OF 0.50'
ACRES, MORE OR LESS.

A/K/A -
211 HYSMITH DRIVE -
WEWAHITCHKA, FL
32465

If you fail to file your an-
swer or written defenses in
the above proceeding, on
plaintiffs attorney, a de-
fault will be entered
against you for the relief
demanded in the Com-
plaint or Petition.

DATED at GULF County
this 16th day of October,
2008. "

In accordance with' the
American with Disabilities
Act of 1990, persons need-
ing a special accommo-
dation to participate in this
proceeding should contact
the ASA Coordinator no
later than seven (7) days
prior to the proceedings. If
hearing impaired, please
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A/K/A
211 HYSMITH DRIVE. -
WEWAHITCHKA, FL
32465

If you fail to file your an-
swer or written defenses in
the above proceeding, on
plaintiffs attorney, a de-
fault will be entered
against you for the relief
demanded in the Com-
plaint or Petition.

DATED at GULF County
this 16th day of October,
2008.-

In accordance with' the
American with Disabilities
Act of 1990, persons need-
ing a special accommo-
dation to participate in this
proceeding should contact
the ASA Coordinator no
later than seven (7) days
prior to the proceedings. If
hearing impaired, please


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call (800) 955-9771 (TDD) thence North 89 degrees By: Jasmine Hysmith GULF COUNTY is an Drivers 1 br, 1 ba, all utilities in- 3 br, 2 ba New home In- Charming 2 br 1 ba, 605 For Sale BY
or (800) 955-8770 (voice), 51 minutes 35 seconds Deputy Clerk Equal Opportunity Em- eluded, Apalachicola, no dian Pass Hwy C30 $900 Marvin on large lot, total oWNeR
via Florida Relay Service. West parallel with said October 30, November 6, player. CDL TRUCK DRIVER smoking, walk to groc mo. utilities NOT included renov., $700/mo. Rent or OWNER
October 23, 30, 2008 North line of Section 8 for 2008 Experienced Long Haul store, furn. 1 yr lease re- 850-227-8404 buy, 850-227-4913
1160.00 feet to the Point of BOARD OF COUNTY CDL TRUCK DRIVER West quired, 1st month and dep Coastal Cottage, 2 br, To- Small 2 bedroom 1 bath By Owner Listing Network
Beginning. Thence con- COMMISSIONERS, Coast only hauling pro- req at signing. 653-6375 tally renovated bath. very clean. $475 month, wwwBeachRealtynet
8988S tinue North 89 degrees 51 GULF COUNTY FLORIDA duce. Dedicated runs, Cheerful and clean, Bay $300 deposit. No pets.
POTENTIALLY INELIGI- minutes 35 seconds West 8995S BY: BILLY TRAYLOR Great Payl 2 years Reefer 3 views from back deck, 850-340-1631
BLE, REGISTERED parallel with said North line ADVERTISEMENT CHAIRMAN Exp. (956)535-2889 or close to Highland View
VOTER'S NOTICE tof Section 8 for 328.00 feet FOR BID Attest: Rebecca L. Norris (956)451-5075 after hours. | 20 boat ramp. $675 mo.(954) Spacious gulf iew Mx- 7150
to the Easterly right of way Clerk 1---20 boatrm.$7 oico Bch, half block from 7150.-
The.Gulf County Supervi- line of a 60 foot County BID NUMBER 0809-03 October 30, November 6, LogisticsfTransportation Sale or Lease, Mexico 815-1696 gulf, 2 br, 1 ba, deck, car- Howards Creek, 1/2 Acre
sbr of Elections has re- Road which is a curve con- 2008 Beach Great location. 1 port, C/HA, W/D, D/W, lot Already cleared, No
ceived information the per- cave to the Southwest and The GULF COUNTY Driver Trainees block to Beach, 3br, 2ba, $1050mo util incl. 850 well, or septic $19,500
son listed below is poten- having a radius of 824.23 BOARD OF COUNTY NEEDED MH, deck, $249,500 con- 899-0149 please call 229-6154
tially ineligible to be regis- feet; thence Southeasterly COMMISSIONERS will re- sider all serious offers or 6 Eagle Landing Townhome
tered to vote. Failure to along said curving right of ceive sealed BIDs from 9007S mo min. Ise. $975 mo + New development- beauti- | Two nice lots in Wewa on
contact this office within 30 way line for an are dis- any qualified person, cornm- NOTICE OF No CDL? No Problem! until. 803-604-0289 or ful and spacious 2 br, 2 -,% W paved road. Sewer and
days after this notice is stance of 49.19 feet; said pany or corporation inter- PUBLIC SALE Ea up to $900 Home 803-397-4869 ba, townhome with bonus water tap in place, Corner
published may result in a arc having a chord of ested in constructing the: Earn up to $9-0uwk. Home spac and ta. Jn wiath ornen
determination of ineligibil- 49.19 feet, bearing South Hwy 22 Storage weekends with TMC. Coin- upstairs living space and St. Joe Beach of 2nd St and Orange Ave.
determination of ineligibil- 49.19 feet, bearing South Hwy 22 Storage weekend with T m bathroom located in Jones Beautiful 3 bd, 2 ba gulf $29,900 for both obo. Call
ity by the supervisor of 31 degrees 13 minutes 32 ST. JOSEPH PENINSULA 1240 Hwy 22 pany endorsed CDL Train- bat Homestead, Eagle Land- view home, $1300/mo. Call 827-2992 for more info.
elections and removal of seconds East; thence BEACH RESTORATION ing 1-866-280-5309 Homeg subdivision. Close to(404) 545-25300/mo. Call 827-2992 for more info.
the registered voters' South 29 degrees 30 min- SEA OAT PROJECT #74 Linda Sides 130 shopping, downtown and(404) 545-2530.
name from the statewide utes 56 seconds East, #42 Katrina Wright 3 br, 2 ba $800 mo & 2 br, St. Joseph's Bay. Monthly
voter registration system. along said Easterly*Tight BIDs will be received until #45 Richard Philyaw 2 ba $700mo.+ Security rental $750 per month with
You should contact this of- of way line for 66.75 feet; 4:30 p.m., E.T, on Friday, deposit req'd. Brand New $750 security/damage de- Vacant Lot
ice by calling .thence South 89 degrees November 14, 2008 at the Units will be open and er Townhomes, located in posit. Call Gulf Coast Wewa 125 Crane Dr, Port St Joe,
850-229-6117to receive in- 51 minutes 35 seconds office of the Clerk of Circuit merchandise sold or re- Jones Homestead 477 Property Services at (850) 2457 Hwy 71N 3 br, 1 ba FL, .468 acre lot. Price
formation regarding the East parallel with said Court, 1000 Cecil G. moved if payments are not Attention!!! Ponderosa Pines in Port. 229-2706 for more infor- carport and full basement. $60,000 or make offer
basis for the potential ineli- North line of Section 8 for Costin, Sr. Boulevard, brought up to date on No- Home Computer worktll, St. Joe, Now Available, mation and tour of the Great location for small Call 850-402-8015.
gibility and instructions on 269.38 feet; thence North Room 148, Port St. Joe, vember 21st, 2008 at 8:30. Flexible hours, great pay, Call 229-881-7021 home. business from home. $750 Realtors Welcome
how to resolve the matter, 00 degrees 08 minutes 25 Florida 32456, and BIDs October 30, November 6, will train, apply online mo. plus $750 sec. dep.
or request additional assis- seconds East for 100.00 will opened at this same 13,2008 wwwlwo Gulfaire 850-639-5721 & Cdp
tance if needed. feet to the Point location on Monday, No- _fromome.com Large 1 br, 1 ba garden Bank
of.Beginning. vember 17, 2007 at 1:00 6140 apartment. W/D, all elec- More than your bank.
An administrative hearing p.m., ET. The public is in- --tric, privacy fenced with --No Your banker.
will be held regarding the PARCEL 2: vited to attend. -*l -, 2 br, 1 ba, Highland View, deck, pool, tennis court, 6170 I
potential ineligibility of Lot 7, Block E, Howard | 3230 | 4130 Bay view, W&D, DW incl, private beach. Pets okay.
these persons on Novem- Creek Unit Three. (3). Please indicate on the en- Data Processors $600 mo. + dep, (817) $695 mo. 850-832-9702 2 br, 1 ba
ber 26, 2008 at 9 AM EST Commence at the North- velope your company Huge Multi Family Salel 5 Dpatan rocessors 789-3527. MH on 1/2 acre, chain
in the Supervisor of Elec- west corner of Section 8,. name, that this is a sealed miles south of Dependable, Independent Home For Rent, 1110 M on acr, n
tions Office 401 Long Township 7 South, Range BID, and the BID Number. Wewahitchka. on Hwy 71 Data Processors Neededl 2br, 1. 5 ba, Port St, Joe, Gar rison Ave., 1765sf of link backyard, fro nt Vacant Lot
Ave,_ Port St Joe, FL 8 West,'Gulf County, Flor- The original BID plus five corner of Roberts Make Own Schedule, C/H/A, laundry room, 10 x living area, corner lot, 3 br, porch, freshly painted Lot 5/A Cabell Dr., Port St
32456. ida. Thence South 00 de- (5) copies should be in- Cemetery Rd. Oct 31st $400-$800 + Full/Part-time 25 storage shed, nice 2 bae. Carpeted living inside and out, new Joe. .32 acre vacant lot.
agrees 07 minutes 25 sc- luded, thru Nov 2nd 8am til ? available. Training Availa- yard, very nice area, $540 room, dining room family floor wn Price $92,500 or make of-
The Supervisor of ondsWest for 25.00 feet Weather permitting, too ble. Guaranteed Weekly mo, $400 dep, No pets room, & sun porch. Fire- and shrubbery, qu fer.Call 850402-8015.
Elections will make a de- thence South 89 degrees DESCRIPTION OF WORK: many items to list over 12 Income. Computer Re- Call 850-227-6216 place in living room. New acountstry living on Pleas- Realtors welcome.
termination no less than 30 51 minutes 35 seconds The Work consists of sup- families, new items each quired. 800-339-1842 CH&A, Kitchen- electric an t Rest Rd, $550 mo + Rao w
days after this published East parallel with the North plying and installing ap- day Earn up to $500 weekly 3 br 1.5 ba, new carpet range, refrigerator&dish $500 deposit. Workhis- -l4-IAlh ip
notice and will notify the line of said Section 8 for proximately 448,000 sea assembling our angel pins 1911 Cypress Ave. Large washer. Washer & dryer in- tory and personal re fed. Availa- Mor e thanr-our bank
voter of the determination 1949.42 feet; thence South oat liners generated from KK: Port St. Joe: 682 Do- in the comfort of your own fence yard with deck clouded. By appt only call ence required Oct. Avast More than your bank
and action taken. 00 degrees 08 minutes 25 Northwest Florida seed phin St. Sat 8-?. Furniture, home. No experience Great neighborhood near 850-227-1286 or227-655. be Oct. 0-643-6812 Your banker.
seconds West for 506.00 stock. The sea oats shall clothing, lot's of miscella- req'd. Call 813-944-3351 or school. No smoking 82.
POTENTIALLY INELIGIBLE feet; thence North 89 de- be installed between DEP neous visit www.angelpin.net $875/mo. + 1st & last mo 1742 Cobia Ave lot for rent
Registered Voters: grees 51 minutes 35 sec- Monuments R-074.8 and rent dep. 1 yr lease. Call for $300 mo. for camper or
onds West parallel with R-105.5 along approxi- It's a lIfestyle, not just a 648-8629 or 867-3336 Hunter Circle Home For RV. Call for more info
Gwendolyn L Cherry said North line of Section 8 mately 31,500 linear feet of job. Travel, Work, Party, 227-9363 or 227-4051 Vacant Lot
309 Avenue B for 1160.00 feet; thence dune constructed as part n Play. National Company 3 br, 1.5 ba, cottage, 54 Fnished 2 bedroom 1 DBL WD MH 15th St Unitent207Lot6BLK"K"
Port St Joe, FL 32456 South 00 degrees 08 min- of the St. Joseph Penin- 3250 now hiring. 18+ guys and Azalea Dr, Mexico Beach h ed 2 bedroom 1 DBL W 3 b 2 ba Barrier Dunes, Port St
utes 25 seconds West for sula Beach Restoration gals to work and travel en- Please call 850-681-1981 bath ck yards, located unfrnexach. 3 br stove & Joe, FL .Barri05-09 ML acre
Robert L Phillips 100.00 feet to the Point of Project. Notice to Proceed Tomatoes You Pick tire USA. 2 weeks paid for more info front/back yards, located unfurn except for stove Joe, Flot. Price $220,000
604 Garrison Ave Beginning. Thence North is anticipated in December $7.00 Five Gal. Bucket training, transportation and in quiet ne ighboar schools, and fridge. $750/mo + $750Available or make offer. Call
Port St Joe, FL 32456 89. degrees 51 minutes 35 with completion date by Hwy 69 N. Blountstown. lodging furnished. Returns 3 br, 2 ba Mexico Beach near schools, and down- dep. 48-3659. Available or make offer850-402-8015.
seconds West parallel with April 30, 2009. Open 7 days, 545-7420 guaranteed. Start Todayl Cute like new fnced, gar. 2 town Porth $650 sec. dep. Call Realtors Welcome
This. notice published Oc- said North line of Section 8 Call Today 1-888-741-2190 blks to beach, dogs ok, with $650 st Property Mobp. Call e Home lot for rent
tober 30, 2008. for 269.38 feet to the East- A Pre-BID Meeting will be Other $895 mo + dep 850- ar Services at (850) 229-2706 in Angela Estates, 15th St. C P
early right of way line of 60 not be held. All questions 545-6128 crosbydc@earth for details Mexico Beach. $200/mo +
Linda Griffin foot county Road; thence shall be directed to Mi- j Mystery Shoppers Earn link.net $200/dep. 648-3659 for de- More than your bank.
Gulf County Supervisor of South 29 degrees 30 min- chael Dombrowski, RE., 3300up to $100 a day. Under- 404 Battles St. 3 br, 1 ba tails. Yourbanker
ctions30, 2008 t 56 seconds East Rg AS I 5 IN-a. n cover shoppers needed to Connecting Living Rm R T Travel trailer space for
October30,2008 along said Easterly ght of at (50)5155. CON-S 250 Gal Cap Tank w/ cage judge retail/diningestab- /DiningRm, laundry room, juniper Avenue Home rent, power water and
theway line for 135.79 feet; TRACT DOCUMENTS can for pressure washing or lishments. Exp not re- C/HA. For more info Call upr R sewer provided, located in
thence South 89 degrees be obtained from MRD AS- car detailing business. quired. Please Call Gloria 229-6327 vate home with 3 br, 2 e,,- Oak Grove, Please call 850
8992S 51 minutes 35 seconds SOCIATES, INC., 543 Har- $450 OBO. 2 Sets french 1-800-308-4616. vae home with 3 br, 2 ba,, Vacant Lot
I THE CIRCUIT COURT East parallel with said bor Boulevard, Suite 204, doors $50 each call 3/4 br, de office fenced in yard and largeUnit 207 Lot 7 BLK "K"
OF-THE FOURTEENTH North line of Section 8 for Destin, Florida 32541. No 229-6154 POSTAL & GOV'T JOB Sunn &n, bright, super shade trees, closet area Barrier DunesFL Port Stac
JUDICIALCIRCUITINAND 202.19 feet; thence North charge for digital copies2964P T INFO FOR SALE? cleaSfurnisnbedor ufupenschools, downtown PortBLa.ri Joe rDFLn05-s,9M/ar
FOR GULF COUNTY, 00 degrees 08 minutes and a non-refundable fee INFO FOR SALE? clean, furnished or unfurn, St. Joe and St. Joeseph's 6200 vacant lot. Price $220000
FLORIDA 25-seconds East for of $50.00 per set if hard- -Bayviewvery convenience. Bay. Monthly rental availa- make ofer Call
118.00 feet to the Point of copies are desired. c autiOn month Only $850 ble at $850 per month with For Rent BY o make oe C0-428015
CAPITAL CITY BANK, Beginning. Checks shall be made out 4100 month + dep. 850- $850 security/damage de- OWNER Realt850-402ors Welcome
Plaintiff, to MRD ASSOCIATES, 258-6874or206-542-3025 posit. Call Gulf Coast
I Less and Except: INC. Accounting/Finance You NEVER have to pay Eagle Landing Spacious perty Services at (850) By Owner Listing Network
t for information about Townhome. New develop- 229-27G6- www.BeachReaity.net M t u
A part of Lots #6 and #7, The GULF COUNTY Chief Financial federal or postal jobs. If meant, Fully furnished,BeachReaMore than your bank.
THE ESTATE OF LESLIE Block "E", Howard Creek, BOARD OF COUNTY Officer you see a job beautiful and spacious 3 i Your banker.
JAN- KENDALL, DE- Unit III: Commence at the COMMISSIONERS re- guarantee", contact the bdrm/2bthrm townhome s
CEASED F/K/A LESLIE NW corner of Section 8, serves the right to accept Gulf County Senior Citi- FTC located in Jons Home- Long Avenue Home Spa S
JAN BURKETT, JAMES E. Township 7 South, Range or reject any and all BIDS zens Association is accept- The Federal Trade stead, Eagle Landing sub- cious and private home, 3 4 Br 35 Ba
PINA;" SCOTT W. 8 West, Gulf County, Flor- in whole or in part, to ing applications for a Fis- Commission division. Close to shoppe Br, 3.5 Ba hlrefndi
BURKETT; THE UN- ida; thence South 00 de- wave informalities in the cal Officer. This position is America's consumer rig downtown and St yrd, f ron porh fhard i 111 Cabell Dr, Port St, A
KNOWN HEIRS, DEVI- grees 07 minutes 25 sec- BIDDING or BIDDING doc- requires clerical skills & protection agency. Joseph's Bay. Monthlyard, fronted fl por 3 blocks, hard- Joe FL 2,668 sft 4 bed Kia Sportage 2002, ow
SEES, GRANTEES, AS- onds West for 25.00 feet uments, to obtain new experience in financial rental $900 with $900 woarea shopping, downtown rooms, 3.5 bath home with mileage, fully loaded, red
SIGNEES, LIENORS, thence South 89 degrees BIDS, or to postpone the bookkeeping. The job re- www.ftc.gov jobscams security/damage deposit. and St. Joseph's Bay. pool. Price $410,000 5 speed, only 52,000 mi-
CREDITORS, TRUSTEES, 51 minutes 35 seconds BID opening. Unsuccessful quires maintaining budget- 1-877-FTC-HELP Short term rental option Monthly rental available or make offer. les, excellent condition,
OR OTHER PERSONS East, parallel with the BIDs shall be valid for 30 ing, financial and account- available. Call Gulf Coast $750 per month with $750 Call 850-402-8015. Sold ! !! !
CLAIMING BY THROUGH, North line of said Section 8 days after the BID open- ing records for all of the A public service Property Services at security/damagedeposit Realtors Welcome
UNDER OR AGAINST LES- for 1949.42 feet; thence ing. service oriented programs message from the FTC (850)-229-2706 for more Call Gulf Coast Property. 4 AWT
LIE JAN KENDALL, DE- South 00 degrees 08 min- operated through our and The News Herald information and a tour of Services at (850) 229270 -J-
CEASED F/K/A LESLIE utes 25 seconds West for agency. The job will be 25 Classified Advertising the townhome. 2290 oServices at (850) 229-2706
JAN BURKETT; and UN- 506.00 feet; thence North to 30 hrs weekly. A full job Department More than your bank.
KNOWN TENANT(S), 89 degrees 51 minutes 35 Dr. Robert King description can be picked Your banker.
Defendants, seconds West parallel with up along with job applica- Postal Office Now Hiring America's
said North line of Section 8 Dentist tion at the Senior Center Avg. Pay $20/ hr. or Port St. Joe- 3 br, 2ba, 1
CASE NO. 08-141-CA for 1160.00 feet to the located at 120 Library Dr. $57K/yr. Including Fed. Mli cg, big yard, corner lot, Chevrolet Z71 1999,
Point of Beginning; thence 325 Long Ave Port Saint Joe, FL. Salary Benefits and OT. Placed new paint ext, 9/08, new appox 100K miles, off road
NOTICE OF ACTION continue North 89 degrees will be based on experi- by adSource, not affiliated Storage roof, tile kitchen & baths. Historic tires (like new), 4WD,
51 minutes 35 seconds ence. For more informa- w/USPS who hires 3285 Garrison Ave. Call Cottage needs work $4500 obo.
TOTHE ESTATE OF LES- West, parallel with said 22' 7. ,12 tion please call Larry 1-866-483- 5658 8505454605 850-370-6592
LIE JAN KENDALL, DE- North line of Section 8 for Broome at 229-8466 (850 gowamr@mail.chiles.leon.k2.fl.us House for sale by
CEASED F/K/A LESLIE 100.00 feet; thence South owner, Aplachicola, 2
JAN BURKETT, JAMES E. 00 degrees 08 minutes 25 n229-8014 br, 2 ba, historic cot- 2I 7
PINA, THE UNKNOWN seconds West, 217.71 feet; I 5100 MINI STORAGE tage. 3 city lots, pool, --
HEIRS, DEVISEES, thence South 89 degrees J O B N O T IC E 1 Unlimited Income Poten- Climat d J pool house, guest 1 8210e
GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, 51 minutes 35 seconds ial: Your ownrecession Non-Climate In Port St JOe house, privacy fenced Boat For Sale
LIENORS, CREDITORS, East, parallel with said The City of Port St. Joe is accepting wn rece s Co ntrol Storage yard, Totally renovated, 30' Hunter sail boat. 1983
TRUSTEES, OR OTHER North line of Section 8 for proof business. Thou- ControlStorage00 $450,000. Call Excellent condition. Wheel
PERSONS CLAIMING BY 100.00 feet; thence North applications for the following position: sands have made big $$ it96 00s 850-323-0028 and diesel $17,500 call
THROUGH, UNDER OR 00 degrees 08 minutes 25 from home. Discover how BoatRV storage 8 0 850-841-0707 404-218-0077 or e-mail
AGAINST LESLIE JAN seconds East for 217.71 Office Manager for City Hall you can too Call (800) &o space 740lder 2 br ,1 ba house in dlanier@dtiglobal.com
KIENDALL, DECEASED feet to the Point of Beginn- 661-3251. Hiland Vw e work,
F/K/A LESLIE JAN g. Water DepartmentS Hurry!We ly have w/56x 135 ft lot, CityS/,
STogether with that 1989 SalaWy eDOQ 1 2 W o h t o across from new park,
Y.U.ARE NOTIFIED that PEAX Single Wide Mobile Available Dec. 1st l$75K Call827-2992 330
an action to foreclose a Home, I.D. #PSHGA6336. Applications are available at City Hall. 1000 sq.ft. Barefoo PittgeS IlfPort St. Joe, St. George
mortgage on the following Consisting ofIsland and St. James Bay -
property in Gulf County has been filed against you Please return applications to the Mu- 3-Offices In a beach access ommnity with poolsplaygrounddlub house,Previously Bank OwnedBay
Florida: and you are required to nicipal Building, 305 Cecil G. Costin, 1-ADA Bathroom Property. Priced way be- 27 ft travel trailer 1979,
serve a copy of your writ- 500 sq.ft. Warehouse and a h0ttub. Price includes water, sewer and garbage,. low market value! Prices $1000. Please call
See Exhibit "A" attached ten defenses, if any, to it Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida 32456. starting at $35,000. Please 850-370-6592 for more in-
hereto and made a part on GARVIN B. BOWDEN, n will be open until f All $850.00/mo Gross 3br/3.5b ................................................350 call Counts Real Estate formation.
hereof, the plaintiffs attorney, Position will be open until filled. All 5ba.......................... 1,350 Group at 850-249-3615.
iiTA whose address is Gardner, applicants must present a valid Florida America's 2br/2.5 ................................................1,200 W wahithka
EXHIBIT A Bist, Wiener, Wadsworth & .Minitrn n andlJL................................,200 Wewahitchka
PARE1: Bowden, RA., 1300 Thom- Driver License and Social Security Miuni-Storage an 3 br, 1 ba, 1335 sqft
PARCEL 1: aswood Drive, Tallahas- Card at time ofapplication Office Complex 700 sqft metal bldg. International Airstream
Lot 6, Block E, Howard see, Florida 32308, within appi 850-229-8014 850 229 1350 75 x 200 lo Land Yacht '72 30 foot
Creek Unit Three (3), Corn- 30 days of first publication, C50-45 14 Soutrhem Coastal Malagement 9. $82,500- 5 good condition. $8,900 or
mence at the Northwest and file the original with The City of Port St. Joe enforces a 478-451-7761 LONG TERM RENTALS w.SoteiCoas tiJ C all 850-625-5778 best offer (850)-624-8856
comer of Section 8, Town- the clerk of this court ether br ofac fe an i -64n5
ship 7 South, Range 8 before service on the Drug-Free Workplace Policy and is anr
Thence South 00 degrees mediately thereafter; other- POrt St. Joe C o m m ercial
07 minutes 25 seconds wise a default will be en- Employer.
West for 25,00 feet; thence tared against you for the o tm T SA anSpace for Lease
South 89 degrees 51 min- relief demanded in the Publish one time in THE STAR and Space for L ease
utes 35 seconds East par- complaint or petition. po-f
allei, with the North line of furnish proof of publication Prime Retail Space
said Section 8 for 1949.42 DATED: October 17, 2008. '319 Reid Avenue
green 08 minutes 25 sac- REBECCA L. NORRIS i5 sf- upant e;$0/m
onds West for 506.00 feet; Clerk of the Circuit Court JO B NOTICE N1 W Avenu
1800sf- tenant improvements negotiable; $1800/mo gross
The Gulf County Board of County 325 Reid Avenue
Commissioners is accepting applications 4500sf flex space; corner location; $2500/mo gross FREE D E IV ERY !
for one (I) Animal Control Officer. This 309 Reid Avenue
I. ? 6000sf renovated shell space; occupant ready; $4500/mo mod-
is a full time position with benefits. Ap- gross
plications and a complete job descrip- 310 Reid Avenue
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REAL ESTATE 101: Local Market Analysis


Contributed by
Kevin Welch

According to statistics
from the Multiple
Listing Service, in
2005, there were
58 homes sold in
the Port St. Joe
area with a price
range of $70,000
to $482,000. In
2008 there has
been 16 homes
sold as of the date Welch
of this publishing
with a value range
of $75,000 to $399,000.
In 2005, the Mexico Beach
/ St. Joe Beach area had
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113 homes sold with a
value range of $162,000
to $1,810,000. In 2008,
60 homes were sold with
a value range
of $85,000 to
$1,300,000.
These figures
illustrate a sub-
stantial decline in
number and the
Values of homes
sold. Recently,
S a home that
appraised in 2005
for $230,000
was valued at
$115,000.
In order to complete a
market analysis, it is nec-


essary to identify poten-
tial purchasers. In Gulf
County, there are two
main sources of buyers:
local residents and out of
state residents. These can
be broken down further.
Local residents include
first-time buyers, people
upsizing and people down-
sizing. Local residents
also include rental inves-
tors and people buying
a second home such as
a fish camp in Howard
Creek, a beach home, etc.
Out-of-state buyers would
include people who are
relocating because of a
job transfer or retirement,


second home purchas-
ers, rental investors, etc.
Now that the prospects
have been identified, it is
possible to examine what
the likelihood is that they
can or will purchase.
First, I will examine out-
of-state purchasers.
Our local economy is
"stressed." Just ask your
local builder or construc-
tion worker. Look at the
employment ads in The
Star. There are not many
good jobs available from
what I read. This means
not many people will be
moving here for job rea-
sons. How about retirees?
Well, they probably will
have the money, but why
would they come here?


Obviously, they would
come for the natural beau-
ty of the area. White sandy
beaches, great fishing and
hunting, no traffic, low
crime rates are the big-
gest attractions. What are
the obstacles? Outrageous
taxes, no medical facili-
ties, (old people need a
doctor and hospital close
by) lack of activities and
entertainment options are
impediments to retirees
relocating here. Thanks
to Sacred Heart Hospital,
and The St. Joe Company,
some of these issues are
being addressed. It will be
up to the voters to rid the
county of the over taxation
by removing "the three"
county commissioners


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responsible for continu-
ing to exploit property and
business owners. It is my
opinion that the downturn
in the real estate market
was initiated by over taxa-
tion. Granted there are
certainly other factors, but
high taxes were the first
and. most obvious influ-
ence on the market. In
addition to over taxing,
"the three" have demon-
strated a complete- lack
of competence and lead-
ership. Can you imagine
what a corporate executive
from a company consider-
ing relocating to our area
would think if he attend-
ed a county commission
meeting? He would be
scratching Gulf County off
the list.
Local residents are reli-
able prospects for real
estate purchases. As chil-
dren grow up, get married,
start families, they- even-
tually purchase a home.
Today we are seeing that
our children must leave
the area to find gainful
employment. As the chil-
dren leave parents who
want to downsize have
limited options. If they sell
their home and purchase
a new one, their taxes
will increase substan-
tially. (Thanks to mobility
of homestead exemption,
this is not as bad as it
once was.) Another option
is to stay put. Well if you
are elderly, do you want
to live in a large home
that takes additional mon-
ies and work to maintainh?
What this means is when
someone sells their home,
they will more likely elect
to move to an area that is
more affordable. This is
definitely not a good thing
for our local market.
If anyone has something
that they would like dis-
cussed, feel free to call me
(850) 647-2473 or e-mail
at pelicanwalk@gtcom.
net. I would like to thank
Tim Croft and The Star
for giving me this oppor-
tunity to educate the pub-
lic on the intricacies of
real estate. I hope that the
readers find it informative
and interesting.

Kevin Welch is the owner
ofPelican Walk Real Estate
Inc.



GCEC Board

of Trustees

Welcomes

Birmingham

Gulf Coast Electric
Cooperative is proud to
announce the addition of
Doug Birmingham to its
Board of Trustees.
Birmingham is the new
Trustee in the Board's
District
II, Group
2 seat.
Birming-
ham is a
resident
of Gulf
County.
Bkinnki
ham holds
Birmingham aBachelor
of Science
degree
from Troy State University.
He has served as chief
deputy clerk of the circuit
court, city commissioner,
county commissioner and
clerk of the circuit court.
Birmingham has a wife of
39 years, Rebecca; two chil-
dren, Matthew and Judith;
and four grandchildren,
Breanna, Aubrey, Emma
and Anthony. In his spare
time, he enjoys fishing and
hunting. He attends First
United Methodist Church.
"I look forward to work-
ing with the other members
of the Board to continue
to provide excellent service
to the members of Gulf
Coast Electric Cooperative,"
Birmingham said.


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