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Title: The star
Uniform Title: Star (Port Saint Joe, Fla.)
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Language: English
Creator: Star
Publisher: Star
W.S. Smith
Place of Publication: Port St. Joe, Fla
Publication Date: November 13, 2008
Copyright Date: 2009
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in 1937.
General Note: Editor: Wesley R. Ramsey, <1970>.
General Note: Publisher: The Star Pub. Co., <1970>.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 2, no. 7 (Dec. 2, 1938).
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County celebrates



* Veterans Day


CELEBRATING VETERANS: The red, white and blue was on
display throughout the county, as students and community
members celebrated Veterans Day. At top, a member of John
C. Gainous Post 10069 salutes a memorial wreath at a
ceremony at Veteran's Memorial Park. (Above) Wewahitchka
Elementary School third-graders display their patriotism with
colorful attire.


Story and Photos by Despina Williams
and Tim Croft
Star StaffWriters
Sometimes a simple thank you is
not enough.
As Lt. Com. Marty Jarosz (Ret.)
noted during the annual Veterans
Day program at Port St. Joe High
School, most
of us say
"thank you"
a dozen or so
times a day, at
a convenience
or grocery
store, at a res-
taurant, for
an act of kind-
ness or con-
sideration.
But when
it comes to
young people
who sacrifice
and serve, who too often lay down
their lives for this country and for
' the freedoms we enjoy, "thank you
doesn't seem enough," Jarosz said.
"We owe veterans a debt we can
never pay. And true appreciation
is expressed through deeds, not
words. Not all veterans have seen
war, but they have the bond of an
oath that they are willing to die for
their country."
That was the simple and eloquent
opening to a daylong celebration
See VETERANS A2


Taylor awarded Purple Heart at Moving Wall


By JONAS HOGG
Florida Freedom Newspapers
In front of the brigade of si-
lent names hammered into "The
Moving Wall" Vietnam Memori-
al, Mineman 2nd Class Petty Of-
ficer Michael Taylor was pinned
Monday with one of the most
famous medals in U.S. military
history.
The Purple Heart began its
life as the Badge of Military
Merit nearly 250 years ago. Con-
ceived during the now nearly
mythical days of the Continen-
tal Army, the order, signed by
George Washington, reads, "Let
it be known that he who wears
the military order of the purple
heart has given of his blood in


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MICHAEL TAYLOR
the defense of his homeland and
shall forever be revered by his


fellow countrymen."
Taylor, stationed at Naval
Support Activity-Panama City
and a Gulf County native, was
wounded during an ambush in
Afghanistan on Aug. 27.
"Within the first 20 minutes
of the ambush, MN-2 Taylor en-
gaged multiple targets on both
sides of the road while also giv-
ing corrective distance to the
mortar team on the hill," said Lt.
Cmdr. Laura Murrell, NSA-PC
executive officer, reading from
the official orders.
With the joint U.S., Span-
ish and Afghan forces under
fire from rifles, machine guns,
mortars and rocket propelled
See PURPLE HEART A2


Anew



Presi dent;




A new era

By Tim Croft
Star News Editor
There is a scene early in the movie To Kill a Mockingbird
in which Atticus Finch talks to his daughter Scout about her
tough first day at school.
His consoling words included the statement that one need-
ed to walk in a person's shoes to truly understand
them, that, and this would be
one of the morals of the
movie, we truly didn't
understand another
person until we con-
sidered things from .. .i.,
their perspective.
I bring this up
given the volume of
e-mails, letters and
phone calls that fol-
lowed the publication
of last week's edition
and the picture of Sen.
John McCain on the
front page.
For a moment, dear
readers, I would ask that you
stroll in our shoes.
While The Star is techni-
cally a Thursday morning
paper, each edition is put
together and sent to the
.presses on Tuesday
night. This is a matter
of circumstance, not
choice.
Additionally, we are a
community newspaper
and therefore the news
that we print is local, lo-
cal, local. The national


See NEW ERA A9


City Commission


considers


Sunday sales


By Tim Croft
Star News Editor
A sharply divided city
commission and a divided
audience took a sip from the
issue of Sunday alcohol sales
last week and the after-taste
proved bittersweet for many
in the meeting chambers at
Port St. Joe City Hall.
Commissioners, by a 3-2
vote, approved charging the
city attorney with drafting
an amendment to the city's
alcohol sales ordinance that
would allow Sunday sales
from 7 a.m. until midnight,
the same hours for alcohol
sales the other six days of
the week.
Commissioners must
hold a public hearing on the
amendment and must still
approve it before Sunday
sales would be allowed.
"We are elected to do
what we think is best for the
city," said Mayor Mel Magid-
son, who argued the issue
was one of choice. "There
are many people who would
like to have a choice. I don't
think we are lowering our
standards. This is about giv-
ing a choice."
Commissioner Rex
Buzzett asked to have the


"There are many
people who would
like to have
a choice. I don't
think we are
lowering our
standards.
This is about
giving a choice."

Mel Magidson
mayor of Port St. Joe

issue placed on last week's
agenda and during his open-
ing remarks made the case
that in tough economic
times the city should not be
inhibiting any business from
increasing revenues.
There are 14 businesses
in the city that sell alcohol,
employing 100 people and
paying some $7 million in
property tixes, Buzzett said.
These small businesses
work on slim profit margins
and are suffering through
tough economic times.
See SUNDAY SALES A2


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Local


Thursday, November 13, 2008


VETERANS from page Al


PURPLE HEART from page Al


veterans on this 11th day of the 11th
month, with events starting at the
public schools and spreading to VFW
posts across the county.
The day held particular significance
and poignancy for the principal and chil-
dren of Port St. Joe Middle School.
As Juanise Griffin, her voice halt-
ing at times, related, the school had
adopted Lt. Col. Ty Edwards, a native
of Blountstown currently battling back
from critical injuries sustained in the
Middle East.
Edwards is married to the former
Anna Bietenholz, who Griffin taught in
sixth-grade at Port St. Joe Elementary
School, and the daughter of Anna Bi-
etenholz, a former teacher in Port St.
Joe now an educator in Bay County.
Through that connection, Griffin said
her students had become something of
a group pen pal for the Edwards' family,
writing him frequently, praying for his
recovery, keeping Edwards and others
who have served in mind on a daily ba-
sis.
"We pray for those who are over
there fighting for us right now, especial-
ly (Port St. Joe teacher and coach) Buck
Watford," Griffin said.
Edwards received a Purple Heart
personally from President George Bush
on Monday.
"It is their sacrifice that enables us
to enjoy the democracy we enjoy today,"
said Maj. Milton Addison, stationed at
Tyndall Air Force Base and who served,
along with his wife Capt. Yolonda Ad-
dison, as guest speakers at the high
school.
The two, each a twin, teamed up for
their presentation with an emphasis,
Maj. Addison said, on team.
"Whether there are two of us, like
right now, or 2,000, it is that team con-
cept that will propel you to victory and
to success," Maj. Addison said.
The teamwork that went into Tues-
day's program was evident from the
opening singing of the "National An-


"Whether there are two
ofus, like right now, or
2,000, it is that team
concept that will propel
you to victory and to
success.

Maj. Milton Addison
Tyndall Air Force Base

them" to the closing of Jarosz singing
"God Bless America."
Middle school students recited the
preamble to the U.S. Constitution and
high school students followed with the
reading of the Gettysburg address.
Musical renderings of "Another Sol-
dier Coming Home" and "God Bless
America" by Mary Lou Cumbie and
Ann Comforter, respectively, were mov-
ing and the high school chorus and gui-
tar band explained in song and words
what it means to be an American.
As with every year, though, eyes
misted and the throats clutched with the
ringing of the bell to remember each of
the county's veterans who had lost their
lives in war through the years.
And there seemed a special bond
between students in the Student Gov-
ernment Association as they passed
out honorific pins to each veteran, with
plenty of hugs and yes, a lot of thank
you to go around.
Wewahitchka Elementary School
Wewahitchka Elementary third-
graders made their school and country
proud on Tuesday, hosting a dynamic
Veterans Day program on the Gator
football field.
Decked out in red, white and blue T-
shirts emblazoned with American flags,
the students in Debbie Gerber, John
Huft and Christine Shepard's classes


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performed before a packed crowd of
veterans and community members.
The students sang a variety of patri-
otic songs, using props like pom-poms
and streamers to punctuate the verses
of "You're a Grand Old Flag," "God
Bless the USA," "Stars and Stripes For-
ever" and other tunes.
Solo performances included an im-
pressive recitation of the poem, "In
Flanders Field" and remarks on the
history of Veteran's Day.
Veterans of all military branches
enjoyed VIP seating on the field and
received decorative coins from the stu-
dents.
Some big kids and adults also con-
tributed to the festivities.
The Wewahitchka High School Ga-
tor Sound Band played patriotic songs,
Rhonda Pridgeon, Beverly Pitts, Pris-
cilla Pitts and Peggy House lent their
pipes to "God Bless the USA" and the
"Star Spangled Banner," and Betty Ann
Owens of the DAR gave an interesting
history of the U.S. Constitution.
Dressed in his uniform, Huft, a Mas-
ter Sgt. in the Reserves, delivered the
keynote address.
Thanking all servicemen for their
"gift of freedom," Huft gave special
mention to Wewahitchka High School
graduate Michael Taylor, who recently
earned the Purple Heart for a' combat
injury
Ann Mann of the Wewahitchka Veter-
ans of Foreign Wars post announced the
continuation of the Pennies for Veterans
Program, which raised $804 last year.
This year, elementary school stu-
dents' pennies will benefit a Jackson-
ville career-training school for wounded
soldiers.
Mann asked the students to save
some of their Christmas money for the
worthy cause.
A reception for veterans, faculty,
speakers and performers followed the
ceremony.


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Downtown Port St. Joe
Christmas Celebration of Lights- Dec 6
Sunset Park Mexico Beach
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grenades, Taylor moved to
his Humvee's turret to return
fire. When his truck was hit,
Taylor, the driver and an in-
terpreter sustained injuries.
"Realizing they were still
in the kill zone, (Taylor) im-
mediately got back up into
that turret and continued to
gun until his vehicle was able
to move to safety," Murrell
said.
Taylor declined to speak
at the ceremony.
NSA-PC Cmdr., Jessica
Pfefferkorn, also offered


greetings to Taylor's new
fraternity, Chapter 794 of the
Military Order of the Purple
Heart, organized in May, and
invited the men, each wear-
ing his medal, to stand.
"You laid a firm foundation
on which our current military
is built upon, and we thank
you very much," she said.
Monday's ceremony
was part of the "The Mov-
ing Wall" exhibit at the
park. The exhibit ends to-
day at 6 p.m. with a closing
ceremony.


SUNDAY SALES from poae Al


And those who wish to have
a purchase alcohol on Sunday,
to have a glass of wine with
dinner or beer for fishing, can
drive to Apalachicola, Wewahi-
tchka, Mexico Beach and parts
of the unincorporated county
to purchase alcohol.
"I hate to lose those people
and that revenue," Buzzett
said. "I think we are losing a lot
of tax money. We need that tax
money, businesses need that
revenue."
Magidson passed the
gavel to Commissioner Pro
Tem Perky White to second
Buzzett's motion.
Former commissioner
Benny Roberts spoke at length
that in his mind the issue was
.decided by the people during
at least two referendums, one
just two years ago, which nar-
rowly defeated Sunday sales.
He comparedBiuzzett's motion
to the three county commis-
sioners who have consistently
fought against county-wide
voting despite overwhelming


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voter support.
"If you want to go against
the people there is a problem,"
Roberts said. "People don't
want alcohol sales on Sunday.
You are saying the people are
wrong. You are supposed to
represent the people."
Commissioner Charles
Stephens strongly expressed
his opposition to the motion on
the floor and White Stephens
and White were the dissenting
votes on the motion even al-
lowed debate to continue after
Buzzett had called the ques-
tion to a vote.
Linda Wood also spoke in
opposition, saying the prohibi-
tion on Sunday sales is, "Part
of our culture, it makes our
community very unique. At
present we are dealing with
a problem of binge drinking
among our young people. I am
concerned about the message
we are sending."
Lorinda Gingell, a long-
time educator herself, argued
that binge drinking among
teens and Sunday sales were
two different issues.
While she said underage
drinkers should be prosecuted
to the full extent of the law,
she added that teens primar-
ily gain access to alcohol from
adults and many times adults
in their homes.
Marjorie Parker also ex-
pressed support for Buzzett's
proposal.
"Times have changed since
the (last) referendum," Parker
said. "People had jobs. I think
Mr. Buzzett has some made
some good points."
Magidson related a trip to
Black Mountain, North Caro-
lina, whose most famous citi-
zen for decades was the Rev.
Billy Graham. While in a res-
taurant on a Sunday in that
city, Magidson said he and his
wife observed several people
drinking a beer or a glass of
wine with lunch.
"I have yet to have any-
body explain to me why it is
wrong," Magidson said of Sun-
day sales, an issue he said had
been bantered back and forth
for years. "I know why some
people don't like it, but I have
yet to have somebody explain
why it's wrong.
"What we are saying is we
are going to impose our beliefs
on (those who might want to
have a drink of an adult bever-
age on Sunday)."
Commissioner John
Reeves, who last brought the
issue to the commission re-
sulting in the referendum of
two years ago, neither brought
the motion nor seconded, a
promise he said he had made.
However, he was in support
of Sunday sales for many of
the reasons mapped out by
Buzzett.
"A referendum is a politi-
cian's way of avoiding a tough
issue," Reeves said, adding he
had not wanted the referen-
dum two years ago precisely
because of the divisive nature
of the issue. "Referendums
are non-binding. Sometimes
you are asked to vote on some-
thing that is unpopular and is
tough.
"We are elected to make
decisions that are best for the
city."
The amendment to the al-
cohol sales ordinance should
be brought to the board for
consideration at its Nov. 18
meeting.
In other business taken up
during last Tuesday's meet-
ing:
Effective immediately, the
city's workers will have Veter-
ans Day off, swapping that an-
nual holiday with the day after
Christmas. Before last Tues-
day, Port St. Joe was the lone
area municipality or county
that did not take Veterans Day
off.


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A history of Gulf County presidential politics

1940 2008


By Despina Williams
Star StafflWriter

What do Franklin D.
Roosevelt, George Wallace
and Ronald Reagan have in
common?
Gulf County supported all
three for president.
A survey of the last 68
years of the county's presi-
dential voting reveals several
interesting facts.
Once staunchly Demo-
cratic, the county veered
right during the turbulent
integration period and gave
overwhelming support to a
known segregationist.
Though the 1970s marked
a return to Democratic vot-
ing, the county turned red in
the 1980s and has remained
so ever since, with few excep-
tions.

For FDR
Between 1940 and 1960,
Gulf County bled blue, con-
tributing to the victories of
Democratic hopefuls Roos-
evelt, Harry Truman and
John F Kennedy.
.Residents favored Roos-
evelt by large margins in both
the 1940 and 1944 elections.
In 1940, Gulf County
helped deliver Roosevelt an
unprecedented third presi-
dential term, awarding him
1,526 votes to Republican ri-
val Wendell Willkie's 199.
Roosevelt again carried
Gulf County and the state of
Florida in 1944, winning a lop-
sided victory over Republican
opponent Thomas Dewey.


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Roosevelt would die 82
days days after his inaugura-
tion, leaving vice president
Harry Truman the difficult
task of ending World War II.
Four years later, Presi-
dent Truman ran against the
heavily favored Dewey.
In his acceptance speech
at the Democratic National
Convention, Truman vowed
to "fight hard" and "give 'em
hell."
Though the pundits wrote
him off, Gulf County voted
solidly in Truman's favor, giv-
ing him 1,219 votes to Dew-
ey's 146.
The Star reported the
election results a week late,
having noted in its Nov. 5,
1948, edition that all ballots
had been locked up and re-
turned to the county judge's
office before press time.
The headline summed up
the newspaper's frustration:
"County Goes Democratic,
But For Who, By How Much
and Why, We Don't Know."
Though the article pro-
vides little in the way of elec-
tion information, it takes a
swipe at the nationally rec-
ognized pollsters who erro-
neously predicted a Dewey
victory.
"We'd like to say that
Truman's overwhelming vic-
tory really upset the predic-
tions and made monkeys out
of Mr. Gallop and Mr. Roper,
who conducted national polls
which indicated Tom Dewey
as the champ."
The Star then made its
own mistaken prediction:
"We imagine future polls by
these two gentlemen will be


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PUBLIC NOTICE

A Public Hearing will be held at
the Planning and Development
Review Board (PDRB) meeting
on Tuesday, November 18, 2008 at
8:45 a.m. EST, and at the Board of
County Commissioners (BOCC)
meeting on Tuesday, November 25,
2008 at 6:00 p.m. EST. Both public
hearings will be held in the BOCC
Meeting Room at the Robert M.
Moore Administration Building,
1000 Cecil G. Costin Sr. Blvd., Port
St. Joe, Florida. The public hear-
ings will be to discuss and act on
the following:


1. October 21, 2008 Minutes
2. LDR Development Issues
3. Public at Large
4. Staff


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


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complete flops, as they will be
laughed out of business."

Disliked Ike
Dwight D. Eisenhower
captured the nation's atten-
tion as a World War II general
who led the Allied landing in
North Africa and the D-Day
invasion of Normandy.
The nation indeed "liked
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In one of the largest re-
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votes-to Eisenhower's 570.
Stareditor WesleyRamsey
summed up the victory in
three sentences:
"Harry was right.
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THANKS TO ALL WHO

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BECOME YOUR DISTRICT 3,

COUNTY COMMISSIONER.


REGRETFULLY, THE NEXT FOUR YEARS WILL BE LEAD
BY A PERSON WHOSE BUSINESS HAS BEEN TO RUN A
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TAXES (OVER $33,000 & MAYBE MORE; AND NOT TELLING
WHAT OTHER TAXES?); HEAD OF A LOCAL BUSINESS THAT HAS NOT PAID (PAST
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MANAGE AND MISMANAGE ... THE BUSINESS OF OUR COUNTY?

GET A GOOD GRIP....THE FUTURE FOR DISTRICT 3 AND THIS COUNTY ARE IN
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AGAIN, THANKS TO ALL WHO KNEW THE TRUTH AND SUPPORTED OUR POSITIVE
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OUR VIEW



Bottom-line bail


A criminal case heard in the past
week underscores realities that tax-
payers and potential crime victims
should understand entering the judi-
cial system.
Pointedly, if you are a victim, don't
be surprised to see the alleged crimi-
nal in your case say hello as you pass
on the street, particularly if that indi-
vidual is costing the county too much
money to keep behind bars.
One of the few fundamental
charges of local government is pub-
lic safety.
But since the county has taken
over the operation of the jail it turns
out, safety depends on the price tag.
Understand, commissioners have
nearly tripled the budget for the jail
since being handed the keys by for-
mer Sheriff Dalton Upchurch, most
ol those costs in manpower, salaries
and benefits.
That is taxpayer dough and tax-
payers should expect that with such
an increase in the budget, the kind
bemoaned over and over this sum-
mer by commissioner when the issue
was mosquito control, their safety is
going to be enhanced.
But as illustrated this week, if a
prisoner, due to a medical condition
or some other mitigating issue, is
costing more than the county wants
to pay, there is scant hesitation going
to a judge and asking for relief.
The facts of the case heard the
past week are informative, the names
not so.
In short strokes, an individual
is in jail without bond for allegedly
stalking a former spouse, laying in
wait for an indeterminate amount of
time, while in possession of firearm,
outside the home where the spouse
and an 8-year-old son lived. The indi-
vidual allegedly broke into the home,
was discovered standing in the living
room and subsequently subdued af-
ter an altercation with a third party
and arrested.
These alleged acts were in viola-
tion of an existing restraining order.
Family pressed for release this
past week due to a medical condition,
one that while potentially debilitating
can be controlled and didn't seem to
cause any alleged problems on the


Certainly the county can
transport such an inmate to
another secured facility to have
proper medical care, if that is an
issue, or it can just pony up the
money because what is important
here: the inmate who allegedly
violated an existing order and
committed several felonies or the
safety of a victim and a child?

night and morning in question when
an existing order was violated.
The county's position? It was
spending too much money in pro-
viding health care, including in-
bound health care three times a
week, to keep this individual any
longer.
And this is not the first time the
county has taken the stance before a
local judge that the release of a pris-
oner was okey, dokey due to the cost
of their upkeep.
Certainly there has to be a third
alternative.
Certainly the county can transport
such an inmate to another secured
facility to have proper medical care,
if that is an issue, or it can just pony
up the money because what is impor-
tant here: the inmate who allegedly
violated an existing order and com-
mitted several felonies or the safety
of a victim and a child?
That money can be a determining
factor, taxpayer money that should
ensure safety and freedom from fear
while on county grounds, makes the
entire community a little poorer.

Get out the vote
With the election passed let's tip a
hat to the work of Supervisor of Elec-
tions Linda Griffin, her staff and the
county canvassing board.
Over the past eight years the news
has brimmed with reports about vot-
ers being dropped unreasonably
from rolls, of faulty machines and
voting problems across the country


and the Sunshine State.
Florida may be forever blotted by
the circus of 2000.
But in Gulf County, no such sto-
ries will be told, no such problems
experienced.
Start in 2008 with two of those nu-
merals 80, as in 80 percent turnout.
Tremendous numbers by any mea-
sure.
Much of that was the election and
what was at stake, but it is also a tes-
tament to the voter education Griffin
begins early each election cycle, try-
ing to ensure that every voter is an
informed one.
Part of her charge, yes, but one
she takes seriously and is proactive
about.
The fact that more than 50 per-
cent of all registered voters cast bal-
lots either early voting or absentee
- prior last Tuesday is a product of
state legislation aimed at greasing
the wheels but also Griffin's staff
unfailingly polite and informative ap-
proach to making voting as pain free
as possible.
There is Griffin, herself, who no
matters how much it rains seems
able to remain dry and above the
fray, leading with a calmness, thor-
oughness and adherence to the rules
that is infectious.
Finally, there are her poll work-
ers, folks willing to spend 12-14 days
every Election Day, maintaining me-
ticulous records, keeping smiles on
their face when dealing with ill-pre-
pared voters and ensuring that their
totals are guarded as gold in Fort
Knox until in Griffin's hands.
It's all quite impressive, particu-
larly when considering all the tales
that have dominated so much of
the news in the past eight years, of
which volumes have been written.
Only positive reviews can be scribed
here.
So on this week of Veterans Day
it is important to remember not just
the value of the right to vote, but in
this community the value of those
hardy folks who make it as easy and
friendly a process as humanly pos-
sible.
There isn't a machine made that
can replace that.


Your VIEWPOINTS


He never cried uncle!

I didn't serve in the
armed forces. My lottery
number was way down to-
ward the bottom. If you
don't remember or under-
stand when drawing out
"birthdays" determined
the order of draft selection,
please refer to late 1960's
American history. My little
brother, on the other hand,
won this particular lottery!
His birthday was pulled at
.the very first assuring him
a little personal time with
Uncle Sam.
I have regretted not en-
listing. But I was busy try-
ing to graduate from col-
lege. Then I was busy trying
to find a wife, feed her, buy
a house, figure out what to
say to a son who didn't like
rules... well, you get the pic-
ture.
One of the most defining
events in my lifetime was
the Viet Nam war. I could,
and possibly should, have
been there. I sat on the
stage this past Tuesday as
the local high school tribute
to our Veterans unfolded.
My eyes were transfixed on
the men and women who we
were honoring and I felt a
little guilty. I realized how
tough and gritty they were.
Tough and gritty! I rolled
that around in my mind.
Tough and gritty.. When Da-
vid Mark was about a year
old I would shove him off
the bed. If he started to cry
I'd fall off on top of him and
punch him a few times in the
stomach. We were separated
.by a mere twenty months.
'But, in our formative years,
.1 was naturally bigger and
:stronger. I didn't resent
David or have some kind of
.deep seated jealously that
Manifested itself through an
occasional thrashing. I sim-


ply was exercising some big
brother rights.
Our eldest sibling
whacked on me from time
to time. He was five years
older and a heck of a lot big-
ger. I couldn't do nothing but
pass it on down the line. It
was the pecking order, noth-
ing more or less.
We would crawl under
the house and I'd make Da-
vid eat dirt. We were three
or four at the time. He didn't
like that dirt and, let me tell
you, he would fight back!
But I still had him by twenty
pounds and quite a few inch-
es. Oh, he would get so mad!
He would turn red, throw
dirt, kick me in the stomach,
spit on me... He never took it
lying down. Never!
I was quite a bit bigger by
the time Dave entered the
first grade. I'd box on him a
little as we walked to school.
Just as we got to the campus
and I'd turn toward my class
he'd zing a rock off my shoul-
der and race to the safety of
Miss Carolyn's class before
I could catch him!
Front yard football
games were something else
at our house! In the early
years it was me and David
against Leon. Lon, natu-
rally, could run over both
of us. But if Dave hit him
in the knee and twisted and
I jumped on his back we
could get him down. After
Leon got interested in girls,
it was just David and me. I
could run over him, but just


barely! After a few touch-
downs we'd forget about
the football and just back up
and race into each other. It
was all out war. I was big-
ger, stronger, faster...but he
never turned aside. He nev-
er quit. He never ducked.
He never jumped out of the
way. It was nothing but head
on collisions! We'd wipe the
blood off of each other when
it was over. And both won-
der what we were going to
tell Mom about those torn
shirts. It's a pretty amazing
bond between brothers.
I tried to make him rake
my portion of the yard
one day. We were in junior
high by then. I beat on him
pretty good when Mom left
for town. I was going to
eat some bread and butter
while he did the work. He
didn't acquiesce! I thumped
on him some more. Folks, he
didn't fight fair! He caught
me with the rake handle
right behind my knee and
near 'bout dropped me to
the ground. I grabbed him
by the neck and was going
to choke the life out of him
when he broke that handle
across my skull. I saw stars!
We were both a bloody mess
when Mom got home and the
yard never did get raked!
The last "good" fight
we had was in high school.
We started fighting before
school. We fought in the
halls. We fought at lunch.
We fought through the en-
tire p.e. class. I had him


down in the bleachers and
was on top of him and said,
"David, this fight is over. I'm
going to let you up but we
are finished, do you under-
stand?" He gritted his teeth
and replied, "You let go and
let's see." I can't remember
to this day what that fight
was about.
-Here's what I do remem-
ber. David Mark Colbert was
the toughest Colbert boy by
far. He was the toughest guy
in our neighborhood. He
was the toughest person in
his high school class... I was
away in college his senior
year and regretted I didn't
see him play football. Leon
would call me, the pride
gushing over, "KC, they can't
tackle him. He just runs
over them. He is so tough!"
The 500 all purpose yards in
one game, the bevy of touch-
downs and the All State hon-
ors testify that Leon wasn't
exaggerating much.
David is the Colbert we
sent off to Viet Nam; as a
Green Beret in the United
States Army. Our nation is so
fortunate to always find the
tough ones to do our fighting
for us! And I helped! Shoot,
if I hadn't toughened him up
some there's no telling how
he might have turned out. I
did my patriotic duty!
He came back from Nam
and friends and family were
admiring his uniform and all
those ribbons. I checked out
the size of his shoulders and
those big arms. But I'm still
the big brother. I cleared my
throat, "I don't care about
all that Green Beret stuff, I
can take you anytime I want
to!"
He just grinned.
I breathed a sigh of
relief.


Respectfully,
Kes


GUEST EDITORIAL



We are all




Americans


By Steve Mozena
Contributing Writer

In the midst of celebrat-
ing the uniqueness of Barack
Obama's election to the Oval
Office and hailing him as
our first black President, we
seem to be forgetting one
thing.
Our President-elect is
biracial. His mother was a
white woman from Kansas
and his father a black man
from Kenya.
Like so many Americans,
Obama is of mixed race. The
2000 census showed that 7.3
million Americans identified
themselves as members of
two or more races. That's 3
percent of the population.
That number is on the rise
as interracial marriages,
currently accounting for
about 6 percent of marriag-
es, increase.
African-Americans claim
Obama as one of their own,
but I am reminded of a simi-
lar desire some years ago to
call Tiger Woods an African-
American. But that proved
to be a little too simple. It
turned out that Woods' ex-
act ethnic background is as
follows: Mother: 1/2 Thai,
1/4 Caucasian, 1/4 Chinese.
Father: 1/2 Black, 1/4 Ameri-
can Indian, 1/4 Chinese. Add
it all up and it becomes ap-
parent that Woods is actually
1/2 Asian, 1/4 Black, and 1/4
Caucasian and Native Amer-
ican.
What does that make him,
an Asian-African-American?
Even that doesn't cover ev-
ery aspect of his ethnic back-
ground.
No, Tiger Woods is an
American. Isn't that simpler,
and just as true? He is a U.S.
citizen; he carries an Ameri-
can passport. He identifies
as an Amnerican.
And isn't that true of
Barack Obama also? He has
a mixed racial heritage,
but he is first and
foremost an American.
That's why we elected him.
His ethnic identity is second-
ary to his perceived ability
to lead all Americans as one
nation.
The issue has a personal
significance for me. My wife
is originally from the Philip-
pines and is now an Ameri-
can citizen. We have a daugh-
ter, but we do not want her to
identify her racial makeup as
Fil-Am, as such biracial peo-
ple are sometimes known.
She is an American, just as
we are.
When we identify Barack
Obama as an African-Ameri-
can, we forget that one of
the biggest influences on
his early life was his white


I would prefer to see
everyone stop using the
hyphenated term,
African-American, as well
as Asian-American and
Latino-American. We are
all Americans, and
identifying as such can
bring us all together as one
nation. This is surely
what we need in these
times of crisis.

grandmother, Madelyn Dun-
ham, who died only a few
days ago.
Obama has chosen to
identify as a black man,
and this played a role in his
strategy to win the presi-
dency. But let's hope that he
also remembers his biracial
roots.
I would prefer to see
everyone stop using the
hyphenated term, African-
American, as well as Asian-
American and Latino-Amer-
ican. We are all Americans,
and identifying as such can
bring us all together as one
nation. This is surely what
we need in these times of
crisis.
As Americans, almost all
of us have something exotic
in our racial or ethnic back-
grounds. Me? My father was
Italian and my mother Irish,
but I am not an Italian-Irish-
American. I'm an American.
We don't refer to former
Presidents Bill Clinton,
Ronald Reagan and John E
Kennedy as Irish-American,
although they all have Irish
ancestry, so why should we
Speak about Barack Obama
as African-American?
He has frequently said
that he does not want to be
president of Red state Amer-
ica or Blue state America,
but of the United States of
America.
I would like to hear him
say also that he does not
want to be president of a
hyphenated America, of Af-
rican-Americans or Asian-
Americans or any other
group, but of all Americans
identifying as Americans.
This is what our society is
supposed to be, a melting pot
in which we pour our sepa-
rate identities and emerge
as Americans-one nation,
one people, under God.
It is time to reassert our
common identity and our
common goals in language
that unites us rather than
divides us.
Steve Mozena lives in
Carson, Calif


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BOYD REPORT



Making progress for our veterans


By Congressman Allen Boyd
(D-FL)

Each year on Veterans
Day, we honor the bravery
of the men and women who
have served our country
in uniform. We sing their
praises, and we offer our
gratitude. It is important
for all of us, as Americans,
to come together and thank
our veterans for their ser-
vice and sacrifice, and in
Congress, we must go even
further and see that our
government honors our vet-
erans, not just in words, but
in deeds.
I am pleased to report
that it is a new day in Con-
gress when it comes to hon-


oring the commitment we
have made to our veterans.
Gone are the days of under-
funding and lack of over-
sight. This Congress has
made our veterans, specifi-
cally veterans' healthcare
and benefits, a priority, and
there have been several
achievements, both nation-
ally and locally, that have
made good on our commit-
ment to our veterans.
First, in 2007, we passed
the largest increase in vet-
erans' funding in the 77-
year history of the Veterans
Administration (VA). Much
of this funding was targeted
to improving healthcare for
the 5.8 million veterans who
need and deserve access to


quality healthcare from the
VA.
This year, Congress fol-
lowed up by again increas-
ing funding for important
veterans' programs and
benefits and continuing to
address the claims backlog
at the VA by adding new
claims processors. Both of
these veterans' funding bills
were part of fiscally respon-
sible budget resolutions,
which made possible these
unprecedented VA funding
increases and reflected this
Congress' renewed commit-
ment to our veterans.
Second, this summer,
Congress passed and the
President signed into law
a new GI Bill that restores


the assurance of a full,
four-year college education
for our veterans returning
from Iraq and Afghanistan.
Since I came to Washing-
ton almost 12 years ago, I
have been calling for a new
GI Bill, and this need has
only grown with the wars
in Iraq and Afghanistan.
In these wars, our guards-
men and reservists have
been deployed at a level
that we have not seen since
World War II. Many of these
guardsmen and reservists
were in career professions
before these wars, and many
will return home unable to
continue these professions
because of physical or men-
tal injuries sustained during


service. The new GI Bill
will make the veterans of
Iraq and Afghanistan part of
American economic recov-
ery efforts, just like the vet-.
erans of World War II, and
the passage of this GI Bill in
Congress was a significant
victory for our veterans.
Third, at home in North
Florida, we are celebrating
the opening of a new vet-
erans' clinic in Marianna,
which opened for care on
June 30 of this year. This is
an exciting development in
our area, and one that re-
sulted from the hard work
and dedication of many par-
ties, most notably the com-
munity of Jackson County.
With this new clinic, veter-


ans in Jackson County and
surrounding areas will have
more convenient access to
VA medical care.
Recently, we have made
a lot of progress for our vet-
erans, but our work is not
over. As a Vietnam veteran,
I will continue to work in
Washington to see that we
keep the promises that we
have made to the men and
women who have served
our great country. On this
Veterans Day, I would like
to thank our veterans and
their families. Through
their service and sacrifice,
they have made America a
better, safer, and stronger
country, and we remain in-
debted and grateful.


Letters to the EDITOR


Insulted by the Paper

Dear Editor:
I was totally insulted that
you had the audacity to print
a picture of Sen. McCain on
the front page of the Star
stating that "McCain wins
county," yet, you failed to
mention that Sen. Obama
not only won Florida, but the
presidency. It wouldn't have
been so much of an insult
if you had also printed any
information about Obama,
who is after all, our Presi-
dent-elect of these United
States.
Underneath your head-
ing of Gulf County, The Star
caption reads that it is "Your
Hometown Newspaper for
More than 50 Years." I must
say that I am truly disap-
pointed that "our home-
town newspaper" appar-
ently does not report the
"news." If Obama, who is
the first African-American
to be elected President of
the United States is not con-
sidered newsworthy (front
page newsworthy with a
picture) then I am ashamed
'of what "our hometown
newspaper" represents. It
doesn't take a rocket sci-
entist to read between the
lines ... on your front page,
you considered McCain, who
lost the presidential election
in great numbers, newswor-
thy, because he won little old
Gulf County, yet you did not
mention, not once, anything
about Obama, who won the
presidential election.
Every television station,
as well as every newspa-
per throughout this nation,
reported on this historic
event. But, here, in Gulf
County, "our hometown
newspaper of 50 years"


didn't think such history
making moments deserved
to be mentioned. Yet, some-
how, our hometown news-
paper thought McCain win-
ning Gulf County was such
astounding news that he is
on the front page with a pic-
ture. Now, let's be realistic
folks. Maybe our local news
staff was McCain support-
ers. That is just fine. How-
ever, he lost the presiden-
tial election. Did you just
have to make yourselves
feel better to know that he
won somewhere? I can not
imagine that we still live in
times where people are still
unacceptable of the truth.
Let's try to accept this sim-
ple truth: Obama won. He is
the first African-American
to do so. Ask yourselves,
Why Obama didn't make
the front page of our news-
paper? Ask yourselves, why
was McCain's picture on the
front page? As I stated ear-
lier it doesn't take a rocket
scientist to figure this one
out. Wake up editors, report
the news. Change has come
to America and it's long
overdue.
Prophet Billy Dixson, Sr.
Port St. Joe

Stop Closure

Dear Editor:
Is it true that the Driver's
License Office near the li-
brary here in Port St. Joe
may be closed next year?
Franklin County is now
without such an office, which
means if the Gulf County of-
fice is closed next year, there
will be two counties without
this service. Those needing
new or renewed licenses
would have to drive to Talla-


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hassee or Panama City.
The politicians claim they
are working for the citizens.
Let them prove it by stop-
ping the Legislature from
passing the closing of the
Driver's License Office in
Port St. Joe.
Sincerely,
Marjorie Parker
Port St. Joe


Historic Triumph

Dear Editor:
On Nov. 4,2008 we the peo-
ple of the United States elect-
ed the first black President.
This election was a historic
triumph for our nation and
this victory has everything to
do with where we came from
and the ideal that life, lib-


erty and the pursuit of hap-
piness is a right for all men.
I thaflk Martin Luther King
and all civil rights leaders
for the fight for freedom. Mr.
Obama's home is in Chicago
and it was President Lincoln
who won the nomination at
a convention on May, 1860 in
Chicago. January 31,1865 the
abolishment of slavery from
then to now was 133 years.


We all have the responsibility
to eliminate racism. Sixty one
percent,of all Obama votes
were from white people. We
are One Nation under God,
Indivisible, with Liberty and
Justice for All. God is our Fa-
ther, Christ is our Redeemer
and Man is our Brother.
Nathan Peters, Jr.
Port St. Joe


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POLITICS from page A3


Local


Thursday, November 13, 2008


HOW GULF COUNTY VOTED


Harry Truman, that is.
He said Adlai couldn't beat
Ike and he didn't."

Kennedy, Goldwater
In 1960, for the sixth time
since 1940, Gulf County se-
lected a Democratic candi-
date for president.
Kennedy garnered 2,120
votes to Vice President
Richard Nixon's 632, accord-
ing to The Star's reporting
of unofficial returns on Nov.
10, 1960.
Nationwide, Kennedy won
an extremely close victory,
earning 49.7 percent of the
popular vote to Nixon's 49.5
percent.
Though Florida went red,
Gulf County voted a straight
Democratic ticket.
The Star reported a lop-
sided margin of victory that
gave Republicans seeking
state offices "no hope at all
of carrying Gulf County for
some years to come."
Four years later, Repub-
lican candidate Barry Gold-
water launched a nationwide


Republican revolution that
took root in Gulf County.
The Arizona senator ad-
vocated limited government
and states rights and has
been credited with blazing
the trail for Republican icon
Reagan.
Democrats decried Gold-
water, who opposed the 1964
Civil Rights Act, as a racist
and extremist.
Johnson attacked his op-
ponent with a famous televi-
sion commercial that began
with a girl plucking daisy
pedals and ended with a
mushroom cloud.
Gulf County rejected
Johnson's "love each other
... or die" message, choosing
Goldwater by a 1,883 to 1,479
vote.

Wallace, Nixon
Wallace launched his
career as Alabama's gover-
nor in 1962 by repeating the
mantra: "Segregation now,
segregation tomorrow, seg-
regation forever."
Speaking to whites who


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1940
Franklin D. Roosevelt (D)* v.
Wendell Willkie (R)
1944
Franklin D. Roosevelt (D)* v.
Thomas Dewey (R)
1948
Harry Truman (D)* v. Thomas
Dewey (R)
1952
Dwight Eisenhower (R) v. Adlai
Stevenson (D)*

1956
Dwight Eisenhower (R) v. Adlai
Stevenson (D)*
1960
John F. Kennedy (D)* v. Richard
Nixon (R)


felt angry and disaffected
during a period of Civil
Rights reform, Wallace ran
as an independent in 1968
against vice president Hu-


Thank you


Gulf County


&


Dist.


I am humbled by the opportunity you
have given me to continue serving you as
your newly elected County Commissioner


of Dist. 5.


The Confidence you have placed


1964
Lyndon Johnson (D) v. Barry
Goldwater (R)*
1968
Richard Nixon (R) v. Hubert
Humphrey (D) v. George Wallace
(I) *
1972
Richard Nixon (R)* v. George
McGovern (D)
1976
Jimmy Carter (D)* v. Gerald
Ford (R)
1980
Ronald Reagan (R) v. Jimmy
Carter (D)*


1984
Ronald Reagan
Mondale (D)


bert Humphrey and Re-
publican candidate Richard
Nixon.
In Gulf County, which
experienced a turbulent


in me to help address issues facing our County will not be taken
lightly. Thanks to my opponent for a hard fought, well run, clean
campaign and I wish her the best in her endeavors.

If at anytime for any reason I can be of assistance, please do
not hesitate to contact me. May God bless you and please keep me
in your prayers.


Thanks Again,
Warren


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(R)* v. Walter


period of school de
tion, Wallace won a
ing victory. He earr
votes, nearly three t
total earned by Hi
and Nixon combined
Nationwide, Ni
feated Humphrey
"Southern Strateg
appealed -to white
discontent with J
Civil Rights legacy.
Wallace won the
states of Louisiana
sas, Mississippi, I
and Georgia, for a t
electoral votes.
After throwing its


1988
George H.W. Bush (R)* v.
Michael Dukakis (D)


1992
Bill Clinton
Bush (R)*


(D) v. George H.W.


1996
Bill Clinton (D)* v. Bob Dole (R)


2000
George W.
Gore (D)
2004
George W.
Kerry (D)


Bush (R)* v. Al


Bush (R)* v. John


2008
Barack Obama (D) v. John
McCain (R)*
denotes Gulf County vote

segrega- behind Wallace in 1968, Gulf
resound- County again voted against
ned 2,598 its Democratic tradition in
imes the 1972. By a four to one major-
umphrey ity, Gulf County chose Nixon
d. over South Carolina Sen.
xon de- George McGovern by a vote
with a of 2,828 to 713.
y" that McGovern, who cam-
voters' paigned to end the Vietnam
ohnson's War and offered amnesty for
draft dodgers who fled the
southern country, carried only Massa-
i, Arkan- chusetts and the District of
Alabama Columbia.
total of 46
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POLITICS from page A6


Crazy for Carter
After its brief flirtation with con-
servative politicians, Gulf County
returned to its Democratic roots
in 1976.
The county favored Georgia
governor Jimmy Carter over Pres-
ident Gerald Ford by a vote of 2,492
to 1,467.
Ford had taken the oath of office
on Aug. 9, 1974, following the Wa-
tergate scandal and Nixon's subse-
quent resignation.
When the nation ditched Carter


for former actor and California Gov-
ernor Reagan, in 1980, Gulf County
continued its allegiance to the "pea-
nut picker."
"If anybody should happen to ask
you what the predominant political
party is in Gulf County, you can tell
them, with assurance, 'Gulf County
is Democrat country,"' The Star re-
ported in its Nov. 6, 1980 edition.
"Even the steam-roller cam-
paign of Ronald Reagan didn't at-
tract the majority of voters. If Gulf
County decided the president of the
United States, Jimmy Carter would


still be in the White House for an-
other term."
With some 400 absentee votes
still uncounted, The Star reported a
2,506 to 1,958 Carter victory.

Gulf goes Republican
1984 marked a watershed in the
history of Gulf County politics.
The county voted a straight Re-
publican ticket, favoring Republican
victor Reagan over vice president
Walter Mondale.
Reagan earned 3,209 votes to


Mondale's 1,603 in the county and
scored a decisive victory nation-
wide, winning all but Minnesota
- Mondale's home state and the
District of Columbia.
In another historic moment,
Jerry Gates became the first Re-
publican public servant in county
history.
Gates, elected the county's
Clerk of Court four years earlier as
a Democrat, switched his party af-
filiation to Republican and defeated
his Democratic challenger by more
than 1,000 votes.


During the elections that fol-
lowed, Gulf County overwhelmingly
supported Republican presidential
candidates.
In 1988 and 1992, Gulf County
voters favored Republican George
H. W Bush over Democrats Michael
Dukakis and Bill Clinton.
Bush, Reagan's vice president,
earned 3,040 votes and Massachu-
setts Gov. Michael Dukakis earned
1,687.
Though Arkansas Governor Bill
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Local


Courthouse elevator vexes county


By Tim Croft
Star News Editor

The elevator at the coun-
ty courthouse in Port St. Joe
is starting to raise the ire of
county commissioners.
During the Board of
County Commissioners
regular bi-monthly meeting
on Monday, commission-
ers said they were in re-
ceipt of a letter from Circuit


Court Judge Elijah Smiley
concerning a meeting about
the courthouse elevator.
According to chair-
man Billy Traylor, several
judges had written letters
to the county stating that
it would be in violation
of laws regarding handi-
capped accessibility to the
courthouse if the elevator
was not fixed.
The elevator was out of


use last week during one
scheduled court appearance
and was again out Monday,
causing the hearing to be
held inside the downstairs
courtroom of County Judge
Fred Witten.
The county has paid for
repairs to the elevator in
the last couple of years as
part of an extreme make-
over for the courthouse, but
the elevator, carrying folks
to the second floor primary
courtroom, consistently fails
or is out of service.
Commissioners -sched-
uled a meeting for later
this week with Smiley and
other judges regarding the
issue and approved moving
ahead with a lawsuit against
Mallory Elevators, the com-
pany contracted to repair
the elevator to the tune of
$30,000-$35,000.
Meanwhile, the county
will seek assistance from
a company in Mobile, Ala.,
the nearest provider for re-
pairs to the elevator, county
administrator Don Butler
said.
Butler informed commis-


sioners that the Florida De-
partment of Environmental
Protection has issued a No-
tice of Intent to issue a per-
mit to begin reinforcement
of the Stump Hole area of
C.R. 30-E.
The U.S. Army Corps of
Engineers will continue to
look at the issue of gulf stur-
geon habitat, but Butler esti-
mated the permit should be
in county hands in the next
three to four weeks.
Commissioner Nathan
Peters, Jr. urged com-
missioners and depart-
ment heads to stick to an
earlier edict not to have.,
large expenditures prior to
Jan. 1.
Noting that the county
spends about $1 million a
month, Peters said cash
carried forward from the
previous year's budget was
about $400,000 and contin-
gency funds were about
$365,000.
Peters said commission-
ers should continue to build
the two funds to a combined
level of about $1.2 million.


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Local


The Star I A9


NEW ERA from page Al


and even state news is left
to larger papers because to
be a true community news-
paper is to reflect the com-
munity.
Therefore, on Tuesday
night as election results
flowed, our charge was to
report local results and
have the story filed by 9
p.m. or so in order that the
paper reach the press on a
timely basis.
These are facts of life
in our office. Would I like
to change them, possibly
so, but they are reality in a
workplace that has become
increasingly tough, as any
working stiff out there
can attest about their own
jobs.
And so last Tuesday we
reported the local results
and did so against a dead-
line that did not allow for us
to wait and see who would
become the next president
of the United States, which
was not called until shortly
after 11 p.m. or two hours
after our deadline.
Now, as a local paper we
would have still reported
the local results, which had


Mr. McCain winning Gulf
County overwhelmingly.
But maybe on a more
flexible deadline, we could
have been afforded the
opportunity for this col-
umn.
Because the election of
Barack Obama was a his-
toric one by ahy measure,
a statement that maybe the
Civil War is finally over and
we as a country have come
closer to reconciling the
conflicting sentences of the
Constitution that promise
life and liberty to all while
counting minorities as less
than a person.
Reading Apalachicola
Mayor Van Johnson's blog
about the election gives us
pause to consider Presi-
dent-elect Obama's mes-
sage following his victory,
in which he "pledged to
unite all Americans, re-
gardless of whether they
were blue, red, Democrats,
Republicans, blacks, or
whites to find solutions to
the problems plaguing this
country."
Listening to an emotion-
al Nathan Peters, Jr. talk


during Monday's county
commission meeting about
the importance of this vic-
tory by Obama, how the
stain of discrimination and
racism had been lightened
a bit, that so much had
been achieved that this
country could elect an Afri-
can-American as president,
was moving.
This is, after all, a coun-
ty that has struggled with
race relations for decades,
that is just 30-odd years
from integration of schools
and has federal court ac-
tions of varying sorts to
demonstrate that tolerance
was not always a byword in
this county.
There is a certain sense
of pride that should be felt
by all Americans and as
you can read on Page A4 it
is time we stopped with the
hyphens and just identified
ourselves as Americans
- that a deep wound in-
flicted by slavery, discrimi-
nation and outright racism
can be healed on so many
levels by the election of a
man who is, by his own de-
scription, a mutt, a mix of


many different bloodlines,
a black man largely raised
by white grandparents.
The title of one of
Obama's books is the "Au-
dacity of Hope" and that is
what we saw last Tuesday,
the audacity of hope that
this country, this nation un-
der God that we pledge to
so often, can deliver to its
highest office a man who,
three or four decades ago,
could not have even enter-
tained such a concept.
That it came one week
prior to Veterans Day
seemed particularly em-
blematic when we consider
the sacrifices of so many
minority fighting men and
women Sgt. Clifford Sims
comes immediately to mind
- through so many wars in
protection of the freedom
we hold so dear and of
which so many were long
denied.


We will all one day be
able to tell our children and
our grandchildren where
we were when we learned
that the first African-
American had been elected
president, just as we can
recount the memory of a
moon landing and the as-
sassination of the last men
- Martin, Bobby and John
- who seemed to instill so
much hope and belief in
change for so many.
In the last week we, as
a country, as a people, as
Americans, and as a com-
munity, have learned a bit
of what Atticus Finch spoke
to Scout about on that
porch swing in that stirring
and still timely movie.
We have learned just
how clearly this victory by
Obama empowered a large
swath of a nation and as
Peters noted 61 percent
of whites voted for Obama


- and this community, and
what it means to not just
the minority population but
our community as a whole.
Our community is, by
virtue of last Tuesday, a
little more whole today.
But more than that, we
have learned that to truly
understand very impor-
tant aspects about this
cherished span of years we
call life, we have to take a
walk in another person's
shoes.
Better we are united by
the facts and reality of any
situation than divided by
the intolerance bred by lack
of understanding, too long
a factor in Gulf County.
Obama's victory was
truly a testament to that
simple reality. We should
all be a little prouder to call
ourselves Americans after
last Tuesday, regardless of
party affiliation.


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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 to 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 Ond 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,
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Thursday, November 13, 2008


Senior Citizens Golf Tournament raises $2,700 for Meals on Wheels


The sixth annual Se-
nior Citizens Golf Tourna-
ment held Nov. 1, raised
over $2,700 for the county's
Meals on Wheels program.
The tournament would
not have been as success-
ful as it was without the
following sponsors and
players.
Arizona Chemical do-
nated the Hole in One in-
surance fee, complimen-


tary gifts and sponsored
two teams.
Major sponsors: Preble
Rish, Inc. (special event
prizes); Buy Rite Drugs
(second place team prize);
Baywashcarwash (third
place team prize); Alltel
Bay Wireless, LLC (fourth
place team prize); Vi-
sion Bank (sponsored one
team); Hannon Insurance;
A&A Healthcare; Tom


Drigger's, Guilford $
Driggers Engineers;
United Way of
Northwest Florida.
Hole sponsors:
St. Joe Hardware,
Sassy Nails, St. Joe
Rent All, Fred Witten,
Ake's Septic, Harmon Re-
alty, Emerald Coast Credit
Union, Vision Bank, Rus-
sell and Diane Scholz, Ed's
Red, Cathey's Hardware,


Gulf Liquors, Da-
vid Rich's IGA,
Subway of We-
I wahitchka,
Harold's Auto
Parts, Roberson
S& Friedman, Em-
erald Coast Credit
Union, Capital City
Bank, Tom Knox, Port St.
Joe Rotary Club, Dock-
side Cafe, Bayside Savings
Bank, Dr. David Whitfield,


The Fish House Restau-
rant and Kesley Colbert.
Door Prizes: Larry
and Verna Mathes, Larry
Broome, Fern Guilford,
Petals By The Bay, Smi-
ley's Detailing, Sports Au-
thority, IHungry Howies,
Barbara Mannon, Nellie
Lyles, Verna Burch, The
Port, Beachcomber Beauty
Salon, Bayou Restaurant
and Bayside Florist.


The Gulf County Se-
nior Citizen's would like
to thank the following vol-
unteers that worked very
hard to make this tourna-
ment such a success.
Chuck Burlingame,
Verna Burch, Dick Race,
Fern Guilford, Shari Guil-
ford, Barbara Mannon,
Millie and Bill Lyles, Mar-
vin Shimfessel, Connie Wil-
liams and Heather Bryant.


Sports BRIEFS I


City of Port St. Joe
winter basketball
league registration

The City of Port St Joe
Parks and Recreation
Department registration
for the winter basketball
League will be held over
the next few weeks. Regis-
tration forms may be picked
up at City Hall, Washington
Gym or at the Public Works
Department.
Registration dates:
Washington Gym, Thurs-
day Nov. 13 from 5-7:00 p.m.
ET and the STAC House on
Thursday Nov. 20 from 5-
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 Aug. 1 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 loca-
tions will be arranged be-
tween coaches and parents.
Practices will be held the
Washington Gym on Mon-
day, Tuesdays, and Thurs-
days between 5:30 p.m. and
8p.m.
Prac-
tices will
begin
during
the week
of Dec. 8
and games
will begin on
Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2009.
Coaches and referees
are needed. If you are in-
terested in coaching or
refereeing, please contact
Mike Lacour at 850-774-
6446 or Charles Gathers at
850-340-1861.

City Adult Volleyball
The City of Port St. Joe
will be holding an open
night for adult volleyball
playing at the Washington
Recreation Gym from 7-
9:30 p.m. ET on Monday,
Nov. 17.
If you are interested in
participating please con-
tact Mike Lacour at 774-
6446 or Charles Gathers at
340-1861.

Second Annual Kids
Catfish Roundup
The second annual Kids


Catfish Roundup will be held and 10-u
from 10 a.m. until noon CT gram.
on Saturday, Nov. 15 at Dead Playe
Lakes Park. unteers
There will be fun, food live in I
and prizes. hitchka
The tournament is open
to all children ages 3-12
(children must be
accompanied by an
adult). Children may
bring their own
fishing gear or n
use poles play tra
provided. Trave
To any sch(
league b
tryout a!
reach soon.
Dead Lakes Park Conta
drive on Hwy. 71 just er at 647
north of Wewahitchka and mation.
turn right on Gary Rowell
Road. Rese
To pre-register call Sher-
ry at 639-2238 and for more jI
information please call Jer- Rese
ry Kelley at 639-2855. basket
Sponsored by Consoli- the R.
dated Bassmasters of N. W.
Floridaseum ar
Florida


Girls traveling softball
team starting
We are looking for girls
who would like to play
travel softball for a
local team.
Newteams
are forming
in Port St.
Joe. We are
trying to start
a 14-under, 12-under


nder travel ball pro-

rs, coaches and vol-
are needed. If you
'ort St. Joe, Wewa-
or Franklin County
and would like to
tryout as a player
or coach a team
give us a call. We
are looking to pro-
vide an opportu-
ity for local girls to
ivel softball.
el ball will not affect
ool activities or city.
ball. Call today for a
s rosters will be full

act Steve Brinkmei-
-2938 for more infor-


Brve your spot
I the dome
rves seats for home
all games inside
Marion Craig Coli-
*e now on sale and
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tneyve oeen aiscountea
this year by Tiger Shark
coach Derek Kurnitsky.
The price for each re-
served seat the
seats are in glass-
enclosed sections
above the
lower tier
of seats'
is $60
this sea-
S son, down
from $100
in previous sea-


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

Thanksgiving 5K to
benefit Sacred Heart
The St. Joe Co.'s Wa-
terSound community
will host "Move
Your Feet to the
Beat," a 5K run to
benefit the Sacred
Heart Foundation, on
Thanksgiving Day,
Nov. 27.
The run will be-
gin at 8 a.m. at
WaterSound's
Village Com-
mons, off of
U.S. 98 in Wa-
terSound.
This heart
healthy event is part of Sa-
cred Heart Foundation's
capital campaign to raise
$5 million for the expan-
sion of heart and vascular
services at Sacred Heart
Hospital on the Emerald
Coast in Walton County.
The campaign's aim is to
provide expanded access


to life-saving services at
the hospital, meeting a
critical need in the com-
munity as heart disease
remains the number one
killer of Americans nation-
wide. The Foundation has
raised nearly $4.6 million.
While supporting Sacred
Heart, participants will re-
ceive a gift bag and there will
be prizes for the top male and
female runners and the top
in the children's category.
Post-race refreshments will
be served at WaterSound's
Village Commons, courtesy
of The St. Joe Co.
"We're proud to
be a committed sup-
porter of the Sacred
Heart Health Sys-
tem in their goal of
expanding heart
and vascular care
at the Walton County
hospital," said Mary
Rosenheim, senior
vice president and
general manager
of Joe's West Flori-
da Region. "We have
a long history of work-
ing with the organiza-
tion, most recently in
donating land for the
new Sacred Heart Hospital
in Port St. Joe."
To register for the run,
visit www.Active.com, pick'
up a flyer at local retailers,
or contact Joan Luchese at
jmluchese@bellsouth.net or
(850) 231-941 for registra-
tion details or to make a do-
nation to the campaign.


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Thursday, Nov. 13, 2008 www.starf .com Page 11


Port St. Joe takes county bragging rights


By Tim Croft
Florida Freedom Newspapers

PORT ST. JOE
Port St. Joe welcomed
back its offense in the third
quarter on Friday night and
turned homecoming into a
celebration of county brag-
ging rights for the next year.
The Tiger Shark offense
came alive in the third quar-
ter after a sluggish first half
and Darrell Smith broke the
game open with an intercep-
tion return for a touchdown
as Port St. Joe beat visiting
Wewahitchka 28-6.
The victory gave the
Tiger Sharks the Raffield-
Whitfield Trophy as county
champions and a 6-1 District
1-1A mark for 2008, 7-2 over-
all with a visit from Mari-
anna completing the regular
season next Friday. The Ga-
tors fell to 2-5 in the district
and 3-6 overall.
"They had a great game
plan coming in, (Wewahitch-
ka coach) Todd.(Lanter) did
a great job," said Port St. Joe
coach Vern Barth, clutching
the county championship
trophy in his first season
with the Tiger Sharks. "We
needed to come out in the
second half and execute. We
didn't panic, we didn't worry,
we just came out and ex-
ecuted."
The first half was a trib-
ute to slobber-knocking foot-
ball as both defenses played
stingily hard-nosed about
the line of scrimmage. The
teams combined for just 137
yards in the half, 49 coming
on a single pass play near
the end of the half.
That play was a flea-
flicker that quarterback Ty-
rone Dawson, under heavy


HOMECOMING QUEEN KAYLA MINGER
A TRUE QUEEN: Kayla Min-
ger was selected Home-
coming Queen during half-
time in last Friday's game.
Photo courtesy of Chellsey
O'Neil.
pressure, lofted to Raheem
Quinn who hauled in the
aerial at the Gator 2 with 32
seconds left.
On the ensuing play Daw-
son hit Calvin Pryor on a
quick slant and after Robbie
Martin's extra point the Ti-
ger Sharks went into,inter-
mission up 7-0.
The Tiger Sharks domi-
nated the third quarter. On
the opening possession,
Port St. Joe drove to the We-
wahitchka 19 only to have a
36-yard field goal attempt
blocked.
After holding the Gators
to three-and-out, with con-
secutive personal foul calls
pushing Wewahitchka back
to its 13, the Tiger Sharks
took over from their 46.
Pierre Bell went 28 yards
on second down and two
plays later Pryor went 23


yards around right end for
a touchdown at 8:21 of the
third period though a failed
kick on the extra point kept
it 13-0.
Smith broke the game
open just over two minutes
later when he intercepted
a Cody Wade pass, one of
three Wewahitchka turn-
overs, near the right hash
mark and rambled down the
sideline for 62 yards and a
touchdown.
Pryor hit Willie Quinn
with a pass on the extra point
and it was suddenly 21-0.
"They are a good de-
fense," Lanter said of the
Tiger Sharks. "(Smith) made
a great interception. He's a
great player.
"We gave up two big pass-
es at the end of the first half
and they came out in the sec-
ond half and Coach Barth did
a good job."
PryorA who combined with
fellow running back Pierre
Bell for 109 second-half rush-,
ing yards as Port St. Joe
finished with 238 total yards
- barreled over from the Ga-
tor 4 to complete a 65-yard
drive just before the end of
the period and Martin added
the extra point to complete
the Tiger Shark scoring.
The Gators answered by
dominating the clock and
turf in the final quarter, go-
ing 80 yards in 14 plays with
Chance Knowles (a game-
high 75 rushing yards on 18
carries) covering the final on
a bruising 14-yard run dur-
ing which he broke at least
four tackles.
Wewahitchka finishes the
season Friday at Blount-
stown at 7 p.m. CST. Playoff-
boundPortSt.JoeandMarian-
na kick off at Shark Stadium at
7:30 p.m. EST.


PHOTO COURTESY OF CHELLSEY O'NEILL
FIERCE OPPONENTS; The Tiger Shark defense held Wewahitchka to 176 total yards, 57
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will include four (4) new pumps, a new 315,000 gallon ground storage tank and a new
hydro pneumatic tank at that facility.

The second will include constructing a new water facility in the area of Stone Mill
Creek. These improvements will consist of two wells, a booster pump, a 315,000
gallon ground storage tank and pumping. facility that includes chlorination treatment
and aeration. The Stone Mill Creek improvements will also include the installation
of new water lines in the areas shown in the map below. Not all of the water lines
will be constructed in the first phase. Preventative measures will be taken to ensure
no environmentally sensitive areas are negatively impacted by the proposed project.
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Clinton defeated Bush handily in 1992,
Gulf County remained Bush Country
Bush took 2,650 votes to Clinton's
1,938.
The county briefly turned blue in 1996,
with Clinton defeating Senate Majority
Leader Bob Dole by a scant 56 votes.
Clinton won 2,480 votes to Dole's 2,424,
while Texas billionaire Ross Perot, often
viewed as the race's spoiler, earned 1,054
votes in the county.
The last eight years
In 1980, when the county supported
Jimmy Carter's re-election bid, the coun-
ty had 6,767 registered Democrats and
188 registered Republicans.
By 2000, as the number of Democratic
voters increased by slightly more than
1,000, the number of county Republicans
increased exponentially, from 188 to
1,666.
The rise of the Gulf County Republi-
can party helped propel George W Bush
to victories over Vice President Al Gore
in 2000 and Massachusetts Senator John
Kerry in 2004.


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Bush defeated Gore 3,550 to 2,397 in
the county, and Kerry, 4,805 to 2,407.
In last week's presidential election,
Gulf County continued its Republican
trend, favoring Arizona Sen. John McCain
over President-elect Barack Obama by a
vote of 4,971 to 2,144, or roughly 69 to 30
percent.
Residents chose McCain in seven of
the county's eight precincts.
In precinct four, an historically Afri-
can-American precinct, voters favored
Obama by a yote of 641 to 415.
The county, which has voted with the
rest of the state in the last six elections,
remained a Republican stronghold:
Since Nixon's successful 1968 cam-
paign, Democrats have carried Florida,
only three times: in 1976, 1996 and again
in 2008.
Note: Election returns listed in this
article from the years 1940-1984 were as
reported in The Star archives and might
differ slightly from the official totals. The
numbers from 1988-2008 are as reported
by the Gulf County Supervisor of Elec-
tions office.


NOTICE

THE BOARD OF CITY COMMISSION WILL HOLD A
WORKSHOP MEETING:


WHEN:
TIME:
WHERE:
SUBJECT:


Tuesday, November 18,2008
5:00 p.m.
Commission Chamber
Garbage Rates and Trash Ordinance


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

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Doyles named farm family of the year


By Despina Williams
Star Staff Writer

Ed Doyle, 86, is nothing if not thorough.
So when Gulf County Extension director
Roy Lee Carter asked him for a few personal
details to include in a speech honoring him
and wife, Nelia, as the Gulf County Farm
Bureau's Farm Family of the Year, Doyle did
what came naturally.
He sat in front of his computer and typed
a multi-page autobiography, detailing his ex-
ploits from birth until present day.
"Ed gave me a biographical sketch of his
life and family. Since we don't have a second
round of steaks, I'm going to do a short ver-
sion," quipped Carter at the well-attended
Oct. 23 banquet at the Honeyville Commu-
nity Center.
Carter hit the highlights of Doyle's life, re-
counting his long military career and many
years as a farmer.
Doyle joined the Marine Corps.in 1940.
After a year in uniform, he received a hard-
ship release and returned home to tend the
family farm.
After the bombing of Pearl Harbor in


1941, Doyle joined the Navy, where he stayed
for the next 25 years.
After retiring from the. service, Doyle
and wife, Nelia, moved to Buckhorn. Doyle
worked as a Calhoun County mail carrier for
the next 20 years, filling in at the Wewahi-
tchka post office when needed.
In 1988, Doyle settled permanently in We-
wahitchka, where he meticulously tends a
1/3-acre garden.
"He keeps it productive the entire year,"
noted Carter. "I'm pretty sure it's more than
a third of an acre, but if it is, it would set a re-
cord as the most productive third of an acre
in the area."
In completing his Master Gardner
training with the extension service, Doyle
pledged to give back 50 hours a year in vol-
unteer service.
Though others have chosen to volunteer
at the Wewahitchka office, Carter suggested
a different assignment.
"I said, 'Don't worry about coming to the
office. Stay home and I'll send people by,"'
recalled Carter.
Doyle now imparts his farming wisdom to
all who visit his home, sprinkling his lessons
with memories of a life well lived.


FARM FAMILY OF THE YEAR: Gulf County extension director Roy Lee Carter (left), exten-
sion department secretary Mildred Davis and Cattleman's Association president
Haywood Borders (right) present Ed and Nelia Doyle with a crystal vase and a $100
Visa check card after being named "Farm Family of the Year" on Oct. 23 by the Gulf
County Farm Bureau.


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In a shady spot between John
Rich's home and azalea bush-
i es. three oak logs rest at 45 de-
gree angles
Rich waters the logs weekly,
S making sure they are nice and moist, and
waits for the magic to happen.
Slowly, something emerges from the tiny
holes in the logs, which have been sealed
\with paraffin wax..
Shiitake mushrooms, native to
Asia, flourish in Rich's Port St.
-... Joe yard, and add an exotic
--'..., flair to his wife Trixie's home
cooking.
Rich.ana\idgardener,began
cultivating shiitake mushrooms
Three years ago.
-, Gulf Couty' Extension Direction
Roy Lee Carter taught him the tech-
nique pioneered by the Japanese in the 1930s.
The process begins with an oak log, cut to
three or four feet in length.
In the log. Rich drills small holes, less than an
inch in diameter and one-and-one-eighth inches
deep.
Into the holes. Rich places the shiitake spawn,
housed inside a small dowel.
Rich covers the spawn, hammered flush


with the log,-with a coating of paraffin wax, which he
purchases in a cake at the grocery store and melts in
a crock pot.
Shiitake mushrooms require moist, shady environ-
ments and generally take seven or eight months for
,the first harvest.
They can grow up to several inches in diameter.
Rich's last crop of mushrooms measured four inches.
The mushrooms, said Rich, will grow "almost con-
tinuously, one behind the other," for up to four years or
until the log deteriorates.
Trixie Rich sautes the mushrooms in olive oil and
sprinkles them over salads and meat dishes.
Shiitake mushrooms, long praised for their health-
promoting properties, have been used to fight the de-
velopment and progression of cancer and AIDS. They
are also believed to stop or slow tumor growth and
lower cholesterol.
Even after three years, Rich still finds magic in his
mushrooms.
He marvels at the science behind the spawn dow-
els "It's about like a computer to me, it's over my
head," and the'way the mushrooms break through the
paraffin wax.
Rich has joined Carter on trips to area garden clubs
for interactive shiitake demonstrations.
Rich also helps county students plant shiitake
mushrooms in their school gardens.
Though the process might seem difficult at first
glance, Rich insists that shiitake mushrooms are easy
to grow.
"Once you've done it once, you've got the knowl-
edge to do it again," he said.


Health Check Donates to Sacred Heart cause


By Tim Croft
Star News Editor
Having had recent surgery, Carole
Kelly has a personal understanding of the
need for quality health care.
Working as CEO for a company that
audits the operations and quality of hos-
pitals, Kelly also understands'what qual-
ity health care means from a professional
point of view.
So there is little surprise that Health
Check, the company Kelly helms, would be
among the community companies, organi-
zations and individuals that would seek to
ensure the arrival of a Sacred Heart hos-
pital to Gulf County.
Kelly and her company last week made
another $5,000 installment on a $20,000
commitment to sponsor an emergency
room suite at the hospital, due to open
near the Gulf/Franklin Center in late 2009
or early 2010.
"We work with hospitals," Kelly said,
adding her company audits the quality
of operations at hospitals across the coun-
try. "Because of that, we have a great
interest in working with Sacred Heart
to bring a quality hospital to the commu-
nity.


"We need a hospital of the kind of qual-
ity that Sacred Heart offers here in Port
St. Joe. The citizens need a hospital here
of that quality."
Roger Hall, the administrator of Sa-
cred Heart in Destin and currently serv-
ing as administrator for the Port St. Joe
facility, accepted the money with the
acknowledgement that the community
has extended open arms and wallets to
the effort to bring the hospital to Port St.
Joe.
"Health care isn't so much a national
issue as it is a local issue," Hall said. "The
quality of the health care is measured by
the quality of the community and we have
found this to be a quality community to be
a partner with."
A key to the birth and success of the
Destin hospital, amply demonstrated by
the plaques that line the main walls in the
entrance, the hallways and outside many
of the operating and department doors,
was the community's monetary support of
the hospital.
Thus far, the Gulf County community,
the private sector, has donated well over
$2 million to the Port St. Joe Sacred Heart
Hospital.


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CHECK PRESENTATION: Susan Thiel, vice president of Health Check, and Carole Kelly,
CEO of the company, present a check for $5,000 to hospital administrator Roger
Hall and Dr. Henry Roberts, president of the Sacred Heart Foundation.

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and Engagements'


Belin-McDaniel
Rebecca Ann Belin of Port St. Joe, Fla., and Roy Ed- Clayton-B
monds McDaniel of Livingston, Ala., were married Satur- Mrs. Marylin Clayton of P
day, Oct. 11, at First United Methodist Church of Port St. of Port St. Joe will be married
Joe, Fla., with the Rev. Mac Fulcher officiating the 2 p.m. Broad St. in Port St. Joe.
ceremony. The bride is the daughter
The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jim Belin Joe. The groom is the son of
of Port St. Joe, Fla. She is the granddaughter of Mr. and The reception will be he
Mrs. Leonard Belin of Port St. Joe, Fla., and Barbara F Street in Port St. Joe at 4:30
Smith and the late Dr. Malcom Earl Smith of Fort Walton
Beach, Fla. Becky graduated from Troy University and is
employed with the AIM (Abstinence in Motion) Project as
an instructor.
Parents of the groom are Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Mc-
Daniel of Livingston, Ala. He is the grandson of Dr. Roy R.
Hill Jr. and the late Mrs. Edith B. Hill of Demopolis, Ala.,
and the late Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Edmonds McDaniel of
Livingston, Ala. Roy graduated from Troy University and
is employed with KW Plastics of Troy.
Given in marriage by her father, the bride wore a white .~.,
taffeta gown with asymmetrical draping that shaped the
sweetheart strapless bodice, with a chapel length train.
The bride was attended by Bonnie Belin of Port St. Joe,
Fla., sister of the bride, as maid of honor. Bridesmaids
were Anna Laura Dyer, New Hope, Ala., college friend of
the bride; Jenny Dye, Troy, Ala., friend of the bride; Molly
Stanton, Baton Rouge, La., college friend of the bride; and
Leigh McDaniel, Birmingham, Ala., sister of the groom. .
Flower girl was family friend of the bride and groom
Reagan Larkin of Livingston, Ala.
Father of the groom served his son as best man.
Groomsmen were Chris Burkhalter, Xshland, Ala., friend
of the groom; Justin Hawarah, Troy, Ala., friend of the
groom; David Hawley, Livingston, Ala., friend of the
groom; and Tommy McDaniel, Andalusia, Ala., brother of
the groom.
Ushers were Kyle Boyington, Robertsdale, Ala., friend
of the groom; David Breed, Sebring, Fla., friend of the
groom; Brandon Cavell, Dothan, Ala., friend of the groom;
Andrew Jones, Brookside, Ala., friend of the groom; Ty
Jordan, Robertsdale, Ala., friend of the groom; and J.D.
Todd, Ward, Ala., friend of the groom. SAMA
Ringbearer was family friend of the bride and groom Samantha,
Connor Larkin of Livingston, Ala. M, y e g n
Phyllis Altstaetter and Deborah Loyless directed the come a beautiful and talent
ceremony. Musicians were organist Hilda Duren, vocal- come a beautul and alente
ists Daniel and Lesley Hubbard and guitarist Robert Yo- y have become and a
der.
Following a cruise to Mexico, the couple will reside in
Troy, Ala.



WIG/CAC awards grants


The WIG/CAC Board of Directors,
Damon McNair, Eddie Fields, Lois Byrd,
Charles Givens, Tan Smiley, Dale Sim-
mons, Michael Harris, Shirley Jenkins,
Christine White, Barbara Baxter, Vivian
Patten and Ruth Phillips awarded six
grants to nonprofit organizations in the
North Port St. Joe community.
A total of $7,000 was awarded at their


Nov. 3 meeting at the WIG/CAC center.
The grant recipients were Boy Scouts
of America, Troop 47; Davida Byrd's
Scholarship Foundation; Dyslexia Re-
search Institute; Gulf Coast Workforce
Development Board; Gulf County Com-
munity Development Corporation; and
the St. Joseph Bay Humane Society
Inc.


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Mr. Iris Bolden of Port St. Joe.
eld at the WIG Center on Peters
p.m. ET Nov. 28, 2008.


INTHA RICH

n that precious little miracle to be-
d young lady. We thank God for all
hope to be. Happy 18th birthday!

We love you,
Mom, Dad and Shawn


Red Hat Chit Chat
On Tuesday Nov. 18, the
Beach Belles will meet in
the Mexico Beach Civic Cen-
ter parking lot at 10:30 a.m.
CT to go to Panama City for
lunch at The Cheese Barn
with downtown shopping af-
terward. Please call Colleen
Burlingame at 647-5737 or
Hannah Smallwood at 647-
5661 foy reservations by Fri-
day, Nov. 14.


Foundation receives $5 million

to support military personnel

deployed to Afghanistan, Iraq


The Community Foun-
dation in Jacksonville has
been awarded a $5 mil-
lion grant to assist Florida
military personnel, and the
families of Florida military
personnel, who are serving
or have served
in Afghanistan
and Iraq.
The grant
is among three
awarded to
community
foundations in Helping Flori
Florida. Grants deployment to
of $5 million also
were awarded to Gulf Coast
Community Foundation of
Venice and Dade Commu-
nity Foundation.
The grants will support
efforts that help service the
needs of military personnel
and their families before,
during, and after deploy-
ment, particularly in the
areas of: family readiness
and support before and dur-
ing deployment; support for
military personnel and fami-
lies transitioning after dis-
charge; services for injured
and disabled veterans; and
supports for surviving fami-
ly members of fallen heroes.
The three foundations
will coordinate their efforts
by establishing The Florida
Braive Fund, a state-wide
initiative to share informa-
tion, leverage resources and
strengthen the network of
military-serving organiza-
tions across the state.
"Florida is home to 11
active military bases and a
host of other military instal-
lations," said Nina Waters,
president of The Community
Foundation in Jacksonville.
"Nationwide, more than 1.5
million American troops
have served in military op-
erations in Afghanistan and
Iraq in the last six years,
and thousands have been
deployed multiple times.
There are a multitude of
unmet needs arising among
these military service men
and women and their fami-
lies as a direct result of their
deployment, so this pro-
gram comes at an excellent
time."
Though each community
foundation will administer
its own funds, establish its
own funding priorities and
make its own grant deci-
sions, The Florida Braive
Fund will provide uniform
application and reporting
forms, and a Web site.
The grants were award-
ed through the Iraq-Afghan-
istan Deployment Impact


dia
Af


FRnd of the Los Angeles-
based California Community
Foundation. IADIF was cre-
ated in response to a multi-
tude of unmet needs arising
among military service men
and womeq and their fami-
lies as a direct
result of their
deployment.
Since June
2006, IADIF
has distribut-
ed more than
ns impacted by $200 million to
ghaanistan & raq more than 50


nonprofit orga-
nizations across the country
to provide services to mili-
tary families and personnel,
according to the California
Community Foundation. Ad-
ditionally, IADIF has funded
a small but select group of
nonprofit organizations en-
gaged in research, advocacy
and public awareness proj-
ects to benefit troops and
veterans.
In Florida, the first task
will be outreach to the mili-
tary community and assess-
ment of the scope of need
and the current resources
to meet that need. Based
on that analysis, the three
community foundations will
determine the strategy and
process for granting the
funds. Grantmaking is ex-
pected to begin in 2009.
A similar effort is under
way in Texas, where the
Permian Basin Area Foun-
dation, The Dallas Founda-
tion and the San Antonio
Area Foundation received
funding from the Iraq-Af-
ghanistan Deployment Im-
pact Fund in 2007. The three
created the TRIAD Fund
Texas Resources for Iraq
and Afghanistan Deploy-
ment- to support nonprofits
serving military personnel
in Texas. Grant funding pri-
orities established by the
three Texas foundations in-
cluded: mental and physical
health services; emergency
assistance; family reintegra-
tion; general counseling and
support groups; services for
dependent children; training
and job placement services
for veterans; and home care
during deployment. Based
on their work, the Dallas
and San Antonio funds re-
ceived continuation grants
of $7.5 million in 2008.
The Community Founda-
.tion in Jacksonville works
to stimulate philanthropy in
order to build a better com-
munity. The oldest commu-
nity foundation in Florida, it
has assets of $161 million.


Aidan Kelly Brown born Nov.4
Welcome, Aidan
Aidan Kelly Brown was born Nov. 4 at Gulf Coast Medi-
cal Center. He weighed 8 pounds, 4 ounces and measured
20 inches long.
Aidan is the son of William F Brown and Mariann J.
Kelly. His grandparents are Ron and Joan Kelly of Mexico
Beach and Charlea Vedder of Fort Worth, Texas.

KIWANIS KORNER


By Johanna White

Last week, we had guest
speaker Ralph Rober-
son, president of the Gulf
County Chamber of Com-
merce, come and talk to us
about what is going on with
the chamber. Ralph spoke
about the many services
the chamber has to offer
and reminded people as the
holidays are approaching
to shop at home to support
our local merchants.
We have fish fry tick-
ets for sale! Remember
to mark your calendar for


Friday, Nov. 14, to eat lunch
with us. We will be serving
our famous fish dinners at
Frank Pate Park, and they
only cost $5.You can see any
Kiwanian or call 227-6268
or 229-6327 to purchase a
ticket. All proceeds go back
into the community.
The Port St Joe Kiwanis
Club meets at noon Tues-
days at the Gulf County
ARC & Transportation
Building off Industrial
Road. If you are interested
in becoming a member, you
can contact Johanna White
at 227-6268.


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TRANSPORTATION
PLANNING MEETING
(THE PUBLIC IS INVITED)

Technical Coordinating Committee (TCC)
An Advisory Committee to the Bay County
Transportation Planning Organization (TPO)
Wednesday November 19,2008 at 10:30 a.m.
Panama City City Hall Commission Chambers

The agenda will include the following topic:
1. Consideration of Adoption of 2006 Base year Data for the
Bay County TPO 2035 Long Range Transportation Plan

The agenda is available on the TPO's website at
www.wfrpc.org/bctpo. Direct questions or cormlents to
Ms. Sharon BurnCett at 850-392-1104. or sharon.hbuI ne t wlirpc.org.
The TPO will make reasonable accommodations for access to the
meetings in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act
and for language requirements other than English. Please notify
Ms. Ellie Roberts of access or language requirements at 1-800-
226-8914, ext 218, at least 48 hours in advance.


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Thursday, November 13, 20(


For visitors who enjoy bird Falcons
watching, the annual fall mi- Eagles
gration birds and butterflies mon n
is in full swing along coastal butter
North Florida. Along Fritilla:
Alligator Point especially, The
several types of migrating Park, 1
birds use Bald Point as a stop- ern enc
over before they make their the mo
long flight across the Gulf to Frankli
Central America. The annual ralists'
migration usually peaks after hiking
the first cold front of Septem- Point h
ber and will.continue until plore. I
mid November. many
According to Kevin Pat- tidal c:
ton, park manager at the onee a
Bald Point State Park, Bald Red fis
Point is one of the best ar- ing in t
eas in the Southeast to be cau
view this migration south, small f
as well as the return to the and evE
north in the spring of the offerthE
year. Some of the migrat- ing. Th
ing bird species you might am anc
encounter on a quiet morn- If you v
ing or late afternoon might the eve
include warblers, Peregrin 8:00 a.n


Area BRIEFS

Mexico Beach AARP
Thanksgiving Dinner

The AARP will be hosting a
Thanksgiving Pot Luck Lunch on Fri-
day, Nov. 21 at noon (CT) at the Meth-
odist Church, located at 111 N. 22nd
Street in Mexico Beach.
The organization will be furnishing
the turkeys and dressing. Please con-
tact Lucy Bennet at 647-3710 regard-
ing your pot luck item.
Guests are welcome, and we hope
you consider joining our group. For
more information about AARP, con-
tact Edward Koziol at 648-2161.

Blood Drive
in Port St. Joe
The Bay Medical Bloodmobile will
be at the Port City Shopping Center
Friday, Nov. 21 from 12-6 p.m. All do-
nors will receive a keepsake photo
wallet.

Kiwanis Club Fish Fry
The Port St. Joe Kiwanis Club will
be hosting a fish fry Friday, Nov. 14 in
Frank Pate Park from 11 a.m. to 1:30
p.m. The club will be serving up mul-
let or catfish, baked beans, coleslaw
and bread for $5. Tea is an additional
$1. All proceeds will go back into our
community.


Utility providers throughout the
state say many of their employees will
be reaching retirement age within the
next several years. Unfortunately, they
don't have enough skilled workers com-
ing up behind these employees to fill all
the vacant job openings.
The training is part of an initiative
targeting rural areas that are not tak-
ing full advantage of the funding avail-
able through Workforce Florida's Quick
Response Training Program. The pro-
gram is designed to meet the work-
force-skill needs of expanding, new and
existing industries.
For more information, contact Op-
portunity Florida at (850) 718-0453. Your
business might be eligible for funding.


Local


Birders enjoy annual migration at state park


Opportunity Florida has announced
that, because of an expected attrition
of at least 50 percent of trained work-
ers in the utility field over the next five
years, training dollars are available
through Workforce Florida for jobs in
this sector. The jobs are high-paying
with security, and because of their on-
the-spot needs, never are out-sourced
overseas.
Up to $500,000 will be made avail-
able for training new and existing em-
ployees in the utility industry forjobs in
rural counties. Training includes those
associated with energy, alternative en-
ergy, water, wastewater, solar, photo-
voltaic and other occupations identified
as critical to the utility industry.


s, hawks and Bald
. Some of the com-
ligrating species of
lies include the Gulf
ry and Monarch.
Bald Point State
ocated at the east-
1 of Alligator Point in
st eastern section of
in County is a natu-
haven. If you enjoy
or bicycling,. Bald
as many trails to ex-
For canoeing, there
freshwater lakes,
reeks and Ochlock-
nd Apalachee bays.
h and trout are feed-
he shallows and can
ght from the park's
fishing pier. Morning
ening times seem to
e best results forfish-
e park opens at 8:00
1 closes at sundown.
vish to fish later into
rning or earlier then
n. you can do this by


purchasing a Florida State
Park entrance pass. These
passes can be purchased
at Ochlockonee River State
Park 850-962-2771. Contact
the Florida Park Service
Information Center for gen-
eral inquiries.
For Information about
Bald Point State Park,
please call 850-349-9146.
Some of the most pictur-
esque scenic areas along
north Floridas Gulf Coast
can be found at this park.
Located on Alligator Point
where Ochlockonee Bay
meets Apalachee Bay, Bald
Point offers a multitude of
land and water activities.
Coastal marshes, pine flat-
woods, and oak thickets
foster a diversity of biologi-
cal communities that make
the park a popular destina-
tion for birding and wildlife
viewing. Bald Point offers
access to two Apalachee


Bay beaches for swimming,
sunbathing, and fishing.
Alligator Point itself is a
secluded and tranquil pen-
insula at the eastern end of
Franklin County. It encom-
passes the 14,366-acre Alliga-
tor harbor Aquatic Reserve
and 4,800-acre Bald Point
State Park. A refuge for wild-
life and a top migratory area
for birds, Alligator Harbor
also is a feeding grounds for
the Kemp's Ridley sea turtle,
a rare marine turtle.
Rental accommodations
on Alligator Point include
coastal cottages, modern
marina townhouses or
beach and bay-front homes.
Renters enjoy access to the
full-service marina on the
protected harbor. To learn
more about accommoda-
tions on Alligator Point
or elsewhere throughout
Franklin County, visit www.
anaturalescape.com


Library TALES


Library Hours are
as follows:
Monday 10 a.m.
until 8 p.m. ET;
Tuesday 10 a.m.
until 8 p.m. ET;
Wednesday -
Closed;
Thursday 10 a.m.
until 6 p.m. ET;
Friday 10 a.m.


until 6 p.m. ET;
Saturday 10 a.m.
until 6 p.m. ET;
Sunday Closed.
Please help the
Friends of the Gulf
County Library and
donate any new or
used books that you
have.We also are in
need of magazines,


CD's, old movies-
classic and children's
are in demand.
Come and check
out the books, mov-
ies and non-fiction to
see if we can help you
with a book to relax
with or a project you
would like to com-
plete.


The Star I B3


Special to me tar
HISTORY ALIVE: Andy Edel, an interpretive program
specialist for the state and a ranger and lighthouse
historian at St. Marks Wildlife Refuge, in period costume
as a lighthouse keeper.


Maritime history comes


alive at 2008 Mighty


Mullet Festiva


This year's Mighty Mul-
let Maritime Festival takes
a step back in time when
reenactors from Maritimes
SPast pay a visit to Panacea's
Woolley Park, Saturday, Nov.
22.
A lighthouse keeper, a
celestial navigator, and Civil
War maritime militia from
St. Augustine will entertain
and educate the entire fam-
ily throughout the day.
Other festival highlights
will include the Third An-
nual International Mul-
let Cook-Off, music by the
Wakulla High School jazz
band and the popular local
band Pink Shoelaces, the
coronation of the festival
king and queen, a Fishy


Fashion Show with celebrity
models, maritime exhibits
and demonstrations, arts
and crafts booths, a food
court featuring fresh Flor-
ida seafood, and, of course,
activities for children.
"Parking is free and chil-
dren 11 and under get in
free," said festival organizer
Bill Lowrie, "and we will
have supervised .activities
to keep them entertained
throughout the day." The
entrance fee for, adults is
only $3.00.
The festival opens at 9
a.m. and the closing cer-
emony will be at 4 p.m.
Woolley Park is located just
off Coastal Highway 98 on
Dickerson Bay in Panacea.


NO PLACE FOR BIRDS


LINDA BUSKIRK I Special to The Star
FULL MEAL: Linda Buskirk was in the right place at the right time on Sept. 8 when she
snapped this picture of a five-foot long male gray rat snake right after the snake had
grabbed a mockingbird from its bird feeder on Cape Plantation Road. The snake
was hanging vertically from a dog run line close by when lunch arrived.
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Crooked River Lighthouse to get keepers' house


The historic Crooked River
Lighthouse, located just west
of Carrabelle, will soon fea-
ture a replica of a lighthouse
keeper's residence which
once stood next to the 103-
foot tall iron and steel bea-
con overlooking' St. George
Sound. When complete, the
lighthouse keepers' residence
will serve as a museum for
lighthouse artifacts and area
memorabilia.
The Crooked River Light-
house was originally con-
structed in 1895 to serve as
a beacon to timber ships as
they traveled the treacher-
ous pass between Dog and St.
George Islands. The red iron
and steel structure replaced
a brick lighthouse on Dog Is-
land which was destroyed by a
hurricane in 1873. The
Crooked River Lighthouse
functioned as an official mari-
time beacon until 1995.
In 1995, the Crooked River
Lighthouse was decommis-
sioned by the U.S. Coast Guard
and was slated for demolition.
However, preservation efforts
by a dedicated group of local
lighthouse enthusiasts saved
the lighthouse from destruc-
tion and has led to an ongo-
ing effort to preserve, restore,
and reopen the lighthouse to
the public.
Restoration of the Crooked
River Lighthouse struc-
ture was completed in 2007.
Since then the Carrabelle
Lighthouse Association has
worked to improve amenities
surrounding the lighthouse
grounds including a picnic
pavilion, a playground and the
most recent lighthouse keep-
ers' residence effort.
The lighthouse keepers'
project is the latest in a suc-
cession of successful light-
house-related restoration
projects in Franklin County.
Neighboring St. George Is-
land lighthouse enthusiasts
recently completed much of
their reconstruction of the
Cape St. George Lighthouse.
Both the Crooked River


Lighthouse and Cape St.
George Lighthouse projects
are funded, in part, through
the Franklin County Tourist .


Development Council. You
can learn more about the two
lighthouses by visiting www.
anaturalescape.com.


Buddy is a young male lab mix, approximately 10
months old and is the sweetest boy.

Buddy is a great dog with lots of personality &
really needs to find his "forever home". He loves
playing with all his friends here but is searching
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.
Joseph Bay Humane Society- PLEASE COME
OUT AND VISIT!

TIME IS NOT RIGHT FOR ADOPTION BUT
STILL WANT TO HELP? CONSIDER BEING
A FOSTER PARENT! CONTACT MELODY AT
227-1103 OR 227-8652.


Don't forget your Science Diet &
Frontline products!


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Opportunity Florida announces

training available for high-paying jobs


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B4 I The Star


Church news


Thursday, November 13, 2008


Howard Creek Baptist
Church invited you to join
us on Sunday, Nov. 16 at 11
a.m. ET as we celebrate Rev.
Henry Hester's third year
as our pastor. This prom-
ises to be an inspirational
service with special music
presented by Lisa Keels.
There will be a covered
dish in the Fellowship Hall
immediately following the
service.
S Rev. Hester has had an
S interesting journey on his
way to being a pastor. After
going down a hard road as
a young man, he saw that
Jesus Christ was the only
answer to a successful life.
He began to give testimony
at area churches around his
hometown of Rutherford,
Tennessee, about how Jesus
Christ had delivered him
from self-destruction. At one
of these meetings he met his
wife, Lolly, and together they


Dalkeith Baptist Church
has called Bob Gilbert to serve
as Pastor. By unanimous vote
of tMe members present after
the morning service on Sun-
day, Nov. 2, this choice was


Let us Rejoice and be
Glad
The Power of Words
A careless word may
kindle strife.
A cruel word may wreck
a life.
A bitter word may hate
instill.
A brutal word may smite
andkilL
A gracious word may
smooth the way.
Ajoyous word may light
the day.
A timely word may lessen
stress.
A loving word may heal
and bless.
James 1-27
Wherefore, beloved breth-
ren, let every may be swift
to hear, slow to speak, slow
to wrath. So far the wrath of
many worketh not the righ-
teousness of God.
Wherefore lay apart all
filthiness and superfluity or
naughtiness, and receive


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


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


became youth ministers at
First Baptist Church, his
home church in Rutherford.
After relocating to Florida,
they became involved in the
Gideons International Port
St. Joe Camp. He began
to speak in local churches
on behalf of the Gideons.
He also brought the Word
on occasion at Family Life
Church, where he attend-
ed Bible training through
the ministry of Andrew
and Cathy Rutherford, and
at Oak Grove Assembly of
God, where the Hesters
were attending when the
Lord began to move him
into pastorship.
Rev. Hester was not ac-
tively seeking to become a
pastor, but God had other
plans. In the absence of a
pastor, he was asked to fill
the pulpit a number of times
at Howard Creek Baptist
Church. Soon a full-time po-


made official.
Brother Bob and his wife
Cindy, 1975 graduates of Flor-
ida Bible College, have been
serving at North Florida Bap-
tist Church of Tallahassee,


with meekness the engrafted
word, which is able to save
your souls.
But be ye doers of the
word and not hearers only,
deceiving your own selves.
For if any be a hearer of ,
the word and not a hearer of
the word, and not a doer, he
is like unto a man beholding
his natural face in a glass.
For he beholdeth himself
and goeth his way and
straightaway forgeteth what
matter of many he was.
But who so looketh into
the perfect law of liberty and
continueth therein, he being
not a forgetful hearer, but a
doer of the work. This man
shall be blessed in his deed.
If any man among you seem
to be religious, and bridleth
not his own tongue, but de-
ceiveth his own heart, this
man takes religion in vain.
Pure religion before God and
the Father is this. To visit
the fatherless and widows


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


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


sition became available.
Lolly shares this story,
"We were out in our yard
planting in our flower beds
when two members from
the church approached us.
They asked Henry to con-
sider coming to pastor the
church. We were so amazed
and honored at the request.
We began to see how God
had ordered our steps to
place us at Howard Creek
in a house right next to the
church."
After interviews by sev-
eral leaders and pastors of
the Southern Baptist As-
sociation, Rev. Hester was
ordained into the ministry
on Nov. 6, 2005. The congre-
gation voted their approval
and three wonderful years
of love and support from the
faithful congregation began.
Rev. Hester leads the church
in a blend of Bible-based tra-
ditional and 'contemporary


Florida in various capacities
since 1996.
The pastor will lead wor-
ship and teach at the three
main services, Sunday at
10:30 a.m. CT, Sunday at 5 p.m.


in their affliction, and to
keep himself unspotted from
the world. Prayer changes
things, if God is for you who
can be against you. Greater
is he that in me that He than
that that is in the world.
One thing I know God is
coming. Jesus has a power
in his hand. There is not
another one like Him. And
never will be. I thank him for
being who he is, all mighty
God. Everlasting Father,
prince of peace. He is calling
for peace among us, love and
peace and be Holy because
He is calling for pure love.
Love your enemy. If we want
to go to be with Jesus we
must do like he said. That the
Holy Ghost is about loving
one another or we are going
to Hell and burn forever and
ever. And no you bringing
thanks for ever and ever. Hell
has enlarged itself without
measure. See how church
people falling away from the


worship.
The Hesters have two
sons, Dylan, 15, and Elijah, 8.
Both boys love baseball and
football. Dylan is involved in
the TV and sound system
ministry at the church. Lolly
teaches first and second
grade Sunday school.
Rev. Hester loves na-
ture and admits to being a
"birder" since his wife came
along. He also enjoys car-
pentry and woodworking,
but his passion in life is to
preach the good news of Je-
sus Christ and to see people
brought out of the hopeless-
ness and despair of this life
into victory. Jesus said, "I
am the Way, the Truth, and
the Life." There is no hope
in life without Jesus. This is
Rev. Hester's niessage.
Please join us on Nov.
16 as we honor Rev. Henry
Hester on this very special
occasion.


CT, and Wednesday at 5:30
p.m. CT.
The church is at 2223 Coun-
ty Road 381, off State'Road 71,
about seven miles south of
Wewahitchka.


truth, doing what do. God if
a forgiving God. But we have
to stop sinning and repent
daily. God is a loving God
and he can be a terrible God.
Don't wait too late to come
while you have a chance. He
is asking you to change. He
is not going to make you live
right, He will help us. He4
can make us, but he leaves
it up to us. He is not going to
make us so ever will let Him
come if God forus-who can be
agents, us.
A sincere prayer, change
things. Remember Jesus is
soon to come. Remember
the Devil is busy. Thank God
for a new president and pray
things will change. We must
pray always. To always pray
and never fail.
The word of God is sharp-
er, and quicker and more
powerful than a two-edged
sword.
Have a blessed day,
Mother Mary Freeman


Cookbooks FOR SALE


A Collection of Recipes
by Oak Grove Church cre-
ated by Ann Ballard are
available f6r $15, or buy 10
get one free, at the follow-
ing locations Oak Grove
Church Office, Bayside
Gifts & Florist, Beach to
Bay, Sisters Restaurant,
Portside Trading, Petals
by the Bay, Cooper's Cut &

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102 T
Jer
Buddy
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Style, Marina Gift Shoppe,
Paradise Coast Vacation
Rentals, Aline's Beauty
Salon
All proceeds go toward
the Oak Grove Church
"Increasing His Kingdom"
Building Fund.
For more information
you can call the church Of-
fice (850)227-1837.

t 'Baptist Church
THIRD STREET PORT ST. JOE
ome Barnes, Interim Pastor
Caswell, Minister of Music & Education
by Alexander, Minister to Stutdents


New Service Schedule for First Baptist Church


Sunday
Contemporary Service........8:30 am
Sunday School ..................9:40 am
Traditional Service'............11:00 am
Awana's.............................. 5:00 pm
Youth Choir........................ 5:30 pm
Youth Groups................... 6:00 pm


Wednesday
Children's Choir.............. 6:00 pm
Prayer Meeing................. 6:30 pm
Children's Ministry
Activities....................... ... 6:30 pm
Youth Ministry Activities... 6:30 pm


www.fbcpsj.org


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





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


Obituaries


CEILINE G. FOWLER


Ceiline G. Fowler, 79, of
Port St. Joe, Florida, went
to be with her Lord and
Savior on Tuesday, Oct.
28, 2008, at Bay Medical
Center, with her family by
her side.
She was born in Altha,
Florida, and had resided
in Port St. Joe since 1953.
Mrs. Fowler was a home-
maker and a member of
Family Life Church in
Port St. Joe.
She was preceded in
death by her husband
Wilbur G. Fowler; and her
parents, Charles and Ka-
tie Austin.
Survivors include two
daughters,- Vickie Griffis
of Panama City, Florida,
and Debbie Fontaine and
husband, Lee, of Port
St. Joe; three grandchil-
dren, Morgan Griffis,


Jordan Griffis, and Bailee
Fontaine; sister-in-law,
Margie Davis of Altha;
sister in Christ, Maddie
Thomas of Port St. Joe;
and numerous nieces and
nephews.
Graveside services for
Mrs. Fowler were held at 4
p.m. ET on Saturday, Nov.
1, 2008, at Chipola Cem-
etery in Altha, with the
Rev. Andrew Rutherford
officiating. The family re-
ceived friends on Friday,
Oct. 31, 2008 from 6-8 p.m.
at the funeral home in
Port St. Joe.
Expressions of sympa-
thy may be submitted and
viewed at our web site,
www.southerlandfamily.
corn.
Southerland Family
Funeral Home
Port St. Joe


LARRY OWENS


Larry Riley
Owens, 54, of
Panama City,
Florida, went to
be with our Lord
on Sunday, No-
vember 9, 2008.
It is with our
deepest regret,
we will be say- O
ing, "goodbye,"
to our loving son,
brother, uncle, father,
husband and grandfather,
Larry Owens who was a
born native to Panama
City. He was a man who
proudly served his coun-
try in Vietnam as a U.S.
Marine. He loved to hunt
and fish, and was loved by
all whom he encountered.
Larry was always the
first to come to your aid
when in need. He made
us laugh till we cried, and
he will be sadly missed
and happily remembered
as a great man who did
great things. Surviving
are his wife of 35 years,
Pamela Owens; one son,
Larry Owens, Jr.; one
daughter, Amy Patterson
and husband Jason; three
beautiful grandchildren:
Faith, Hope and Troy, all
of Wewahitchka, Florida;
mother, Betty Owens Hays
of Panama City; three sis-
ters: Shirley Mathis and


husband Bobby
of Panama City;
Joyce Whalen
and husband Dan
of Orlando; and
Carol Coatney of
Panama City; two
brothers: Dennis
Owens and wife
TENS Robin of Panama
City; and David
Owens and wife
Deborah of Panama City;
and numerous nieces,
nephews, great-nieces
and great-nephews. He
was preceded in death
by his father, Henry Earl
Owens. Funeral services
will be held at 2:00 PM.
Wednesday, November 12,
2008 at Heritage Funeral
Home Chapel with Rev.
Hilton Foster officiating.
Pallbearers are: Daniel
Whalen, Timothy Gris-
sett, Rodney Grissett,
Christopher Owens, Jason
Patterson, and Joshua
Akers. The family will
receive friends from 6:00
PM. until 8:00 PM., Tues-
day, November 11, 2008, at
Heritage Funeral Home.
Those wishing to offer a
word of encouragement
may do so at Heritage
Funeral Home, 247 N.
Tyndall Parkway, Panama
City, Florida 32404, (850)
785-1316.


In Loving MEMORY


Willie James Dawson, you touched. We miss your
smiles, laughter and all the
Jr. times we shared with you
11-4-51 to 1-31-08 and love you. But God loved
On this day you would you the best. Rest in peace
.have been 57 years old. We until one day we all meet
lost a husband, father and again.
grandfather. Willie, you From Emma, Chelesta,
don't know how much you Willie, Jr.,Tawanna, he grand
are missed by all the lives kids, family and friends.




thaithBible
C H U R C H
Michael Rogers Pastor
9:45 AM ................................................ Sunday Schodl
10:30 AM .......... ...... ................ Fellowship Breakfast
11:00 A M ............................ ....... ... ..........W o rship
6 :0 0 PM .............................. .......................... ......... W o rsh ip
www.faithbiblepsj,net
801 20th Street *,Port St. Joe 229-6707
Home of Faith Christian School


The friendly place to worship! '--


First Baptist Church
MEXICO BEACH
Located at 823 N. 15th St., Mexico Beach
Corner of 15th & California a 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


S 'Worship with us at
Long Avenue Baptist Church
WZere Faith., Family Friendship are found

Bible Study Sunday: 9:15am
Worship: 10:30am and 7:00pm
Wednesday
A variety of ministries for all ages beginning at 6:30 pm

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


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Constitution andMionument Port St. Joe


"Our Church can be your home"

first Church of the 9 azarene
2420 Long Avenue Port St. Joe, Florida 32456
(850) 229-9596

Give unto the Lord te glory due His name, worship the Lord in the eauty of holiness.
Psalm 29:2


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Sin Has a

Harvest Day

When the chips are down, all said and done,
You'll never get to heaven without God's Son.
Without the Holy Spirit to lead within,
Our sinful nature would take over then.
We all struggle with sin from day to day.
Without the Spirit to lead, Satan would have his way.
Even those who are saved, struggle with sin.
Those who are lost, have no way to win.
Lord, keep us mindful of the cost,
That Jesus paid upon the cross.
That when we sin it hurts you deep,
And one day, sin's harvest we will reap.
Billy Johnson


Long Avenue fish fry to

support youth programs


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


allergy considerations,
please be aware that we
use peanut oil to prepare
the dinners.
Dinners will be avail-
able for dine-in or.carry-
out at the Family Life Cen-
ter on the church campus
at 1601 Long Ave. in Port
St Joe. Contact Mike Dunn
at 229-8691 for further in-
formation.


First United Methodist

chicken cook to be Friday


The First United Meth-
odist men will be hav-
ing its semi-annual BBQ
chicken cook from 4-6:30
p.m. Friday, Nov. 14, in


the Fellowship Hall. You
can get your tickets from
any member of the Meth-
odist Men or the church
office at 227-1724.


The Miracles visit First United Methodist
Thle Miracles visit First United Met'hodist


Last Sunday, First United
Methodist Church was blessed
in worship by "The Miracles."
The Miracles are a group of spe-
cial adults who travel the coun-
try sharing God's Word through
music and song. They were and
inspiration at the 9 a.m. and 11
a.m. services, and everybody who
attended was touched by their
perseverance and hope.
The Miracles have been to the
White House in Washington, D.C.,
Focus on the Family in Colorado
and churches all across the Unit-
ed States. The church family at
First United Methodist plans to
have them back to share again in
a couple of years. Don't miss this
great opportunity to experience
God's love in a wonderful way.


The Christian CONSCIENCE


According to one encyclopedia,
Christmas first was celebrated
around the 3rd century A.D.
There is no reliable historical
record that the early Christians
celebrated Christmas. There are
a few, who for various reasons,
don't celebrate the holiday, but
according to the encyclopedia, at
least 96 percent of Americans do
celebrate Christmas.
Our family celebrates
Christmas in our own way, as do
virtually all Christians. For us,
it.is a special time to remember
our Savior and Messiah. It is at
Christmas and Resurrection
Day (some call it Easter) that
each year, people of all faiths are
reminded of the birth, life and
death of the one whom Christians
worship as their Savior and
Messiah. Christ was not His


name. It is a translation of the
Greek word christos, which means
Messiah. Many of the debates
that took place at the time of
Jesus centered on whether or not
he was the prophesied Messiah.
Jesus, the Christ, means Jesus,
the Messiah.
The evidence contained in
the Bible and other historical
records makes it difficult for
anyone to seriously deny that
the one that most people call
Jesus Christ fulfilled all the
prophecies concerning the
Messiah. Those who try to
deny this usually have ulterior
motives, such as justifying
their lifestyles or attachments
to non-Christian religions. The
number of prophecies fulfilled
by the birth, life and death of
Jesus is in excess of 25. It is


worthy of note that some of
these prophecies were fulfilled
by His enemies, rather than by
Jesus and His followers. It is the
realization that Jesus fulfilled all
of the prophecies of the coming
Messiah that is causing many of
the Jewish faith today to become
Messianic Jews. Even in Israel,
there is a growing minority of
Messianic Jews.
We believe it is useful
for Christians to celebrate
Christmas, even though the
holiday is not of Christian
origin. It is at Christmastime
that people are challenged to
look above and within and ask
eternal questions. Why'am I
alive? What am I here for? Why
are things so bad around us? The
answers to these questions are
not comforting, because they tell


us it is because of our neglect of
God's commandment to love Him
and one another that things are
so bad. Eat drink and be merry.
Selfishly pursue sex with anyone,
rather than live responsibly,
while the children produced by
those relationships are suffering.
Those who work with children
will quickly tell you that when
children are brought into this
world and reared by one parent
instead of two, they are suffering.
As we meditate on the true
meaning of Christmas, let us turn
from our selfishness and consider
the children.
At the Mexico Beach Christian
Worship Center, every Sunday
reflects the spirit of Christmas.
We celebrate His humbling
himself and faking the form of a
servant by humbling ourselves


(Phillipians 2:5-11). We worship.
Jesus Christ, the Son of God,
Savior and Messiah, with our
praise and singing and giving.
We also demonstrate our love
for one another. 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 potluck luncheon so we can
fellowship with one another and
exhort one another (Hebrews
10:24). We worship at the Mexico
Beach Civic Center on 105 N. 31st
St., behind the Beach Walk gift
shop, just off U.S. 98.
God Bless,
Pastor Tim Morrill
Mexico Beach Christian
Worship Center
pastor@mexicobeachcwc.com


Church of Christ
at the Beaches
Established 33 AD in Jerusalem


We meet at 350 FirehouSse Road
Overstreet 850.647.1622


Sunday Bile Study
Sunday Wcrship
Wednesday Bible Study


10.00 apm Esl
7:W pim. ES1


"We are about our Father's business"


SM T United MKe ldi
juiid o tEia c ead
111 North 22nd Street Mexico Beach, FL 32410
Sunday Worship Services:
8:30 a.m. Traditional Worship
9:45 a.m CST Bible Study
11:00 a.m. Contemporary Worship
Open Hearts. Open minds. Open doors.
The people of Mexico leac failed Methodist Churc
nURSERY PROVIDED
Rev. Ted Lovelace, Pastor Church/Office: 648-8820


Oak Grove Church
.og.~iwy 'o(, Gfouig Ao/u/e, Je',eui/y Oar. or/ Come Grow With Us!

Sunday School 9:45
Sunday Worship Service 10:45
Wednesday Cafe 5 pm 613 Madison St.
Wednesday 6:15 Port St. Joe, FL 32456
Adult Bible Study 850-227-1837
Children & Youth Ministries www.oakgrove-church.org
is _____ ___ __ __ __ _____


W First Presbyterian Church
*i 8N^of Port St. Joe
S508 Sixteenth Street 227-1756
S Reverend Reid Cameron
Worship Service 10:00 a.m.
Sunday School 11:00 a.m.




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



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

Morning Prayer & Holy Communion
Sunday ..........0.....8:00 a.m.
The Rev. David Mans, Priest
Services being held at the Un1 ited Pentecostal Church
309 6th Street Port St Joe. FL
"An Unchanging Faith In A ( 1orld"
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Family ife(hun
"Touching Lives with the Love of Jesus"
Join us in worship .. Po, S Joe
SApalochicola Panama City
10:30 Sunday Morning Hwy. 98
7:00 Wednesday Evening <-
Pastors Andrew
& Reid Ave.
Cathy Rutherford Family Iauch
Rhema Bible Training Center graduates
Visit our website at: familylifechurch.net Wewahitchko
323 Reid Avenue Port St. Joe 229-LIFE (5433)




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

Pastor Howard Riley Welcomes Everyone


I+ ++ TO KNOW CHRISTAND To MAKE HIM KNOWN

SST. 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.stiamesepiscopalchuirch.or. 850-227-1845


SOUTHERLAND FAMILY
FUNERAL HOME
507 10th Street, Port St. Joe
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Thursday, November 13, 2008


SCHOOL NEWS


www.starfl.com


FSU-PC's 'Nole Fest Friday


One of the most eagerly awaited
festivities at FSU Panama City is hap-
pening from 5-9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 14.
Alumni and members of the commu-
nity are invited to celebrate FSU's
homecoming with an evening of food,
entertainment and fun.
Join FSU friends for live music by
Slap Ruthie, games, food, FSU ven-
dors, giveaways and the bonfire.
The heart of homecoming for FSU


Panama City is the annual Torch
Run. At the conclusion of 'Nole Fest,
students, alumni, faculty, staff and
friends of FSU-PC will carry a torch
through the night, making their way
to Doak Campbell Stadium in Tal-
lahassee in time for the homecom-
ing game against the Boston College
Eagles. Torch runners from FSU-PC
are recognized on the field during the
pre-game ceremony, honoring the


important relationship between the
Tallahassee and Panama City cam-
puses. The torch that is carried from
FSU Panama City to Doak Campbell
Stadium then is used to light Chief
Osceola's spear.
For more information about 'Nole
Fest, contact Russell Kinslow at (850)
770-2158. For information about the
Torch Run, contact Trina Jackson at.
(850) 770-2172.


FREEDOM CORE VALUES
We cherish the basic treedion of indiladual expression. our
individual right to be, to think to act to fulfill our destinies as we
-. understand them knowing that our own Ireedom should be limited
only by the respect for the rights of others
SELF-RESPONSIBILTY: The choices we make in
Sl- e have consequences, and we are accountable for those
l ,;1 consequences
y LIFE-LONG LEARN ING: We seie [he opponuniv to learn
S to seek. to listen. to grow and achieve our full potential Learning
s is one of lle's highest priorlies it is constant and without end
C,,' OMMUNI'NTY: We are community a free association of-
human beings sharing values bonded b, d-ily experiences
Sand secure in the knowledge Ihai we care for and respect each
I O*" "" her
NTEGRITY: we adhere to a personal code of values
S' .' Inlegrity develops out of respect for ourselves and others
.. and it carries with it a strong sense ol rnoral resporisibilir' We
l demonstrate integrity Dy striving to ,c, what i right
Send a letter of nomination with 500 words or
less, typed and submitted with application no later


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than Monday. November 17. Applications are also
available online and at participating newspaper
offices. Complete online at each newspapers'
website or e-mail: vgainer@pcnh.com
fax: 850-763-4636
Questions? Call 850-747-5009


LHOUN, FRANKLIN, dULF, JACKSON, HOLES, OKALOOSA. SANTA ROSA, WALTON. AND WASHINGTON COUNTIES.


By Brandi Price


Last week was our homecoming week, and we all en-
joyed the fun activities planned thanks to all the students,
faculty and parents who helped with costumes, decora-
tions and floats. Not too long from now, we will be getting
a break from all the fun school activities. Thanksgiving
break will be coming up Nov. 26, on which day we have
a half day. There will be no school Nov. 27-28. Everyone
please be safe and have fun, but be ready to be back at
school Dec. 1.
Juniors: We always need volunteers for the concession
stand at the football games, so go to Mrs. Newsome's of-
fice and sign up. This is the top fundraiser for prom, so
don't be slacking, juniors.
Sports: Our varsity football team will be playing Mari-
anna at 7:30 p.m. ET Friday, Nov. 14. It will be our senior
night, so we will be recognizing all the senior football
players, cheerleaders and band members. So everyone
come out and support our sharks. We also have many
upcoming soccer games this month as well as a few bas-
ketball games. For more details, you can visit our school
Web site, http://psjhs.gulf.kl2.fl.us.

Briefs
The SGA will be holding an Annual Pie Auction on
Nov. 25 at 6:30 p.m. in the cafeteria at the high school.
Everyone is invited!
Parents: Students will be receiving progress reports
Nov. 24.
In the commons area on Dec. 5, the arts department
will be presenting Christmas with the Arts. Both the
middle and high school bands will be playing, and Mrs.
Comforter's chorus, guitar and drama class will be per-
forming. The drama students will be presenting two
short plays, "The Gift of the Magi" and "Comfy's Collect-
ibles." If anything changes or there are any updates, we
will let you know.
Today is the last day to pre-order this year's yearbook
for only $45, plus any personalizations you'd like. After
midnight tonight, the price oftheyearbookwill go up to $50.
If you'd like to get the special fall price before it ends, you
can visit the high school Web site and click on the yearbook
link on the right side of the page to pre-order your year-
book.




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WEWAHITCHKA HIGH SCHOOL
HONOR ROLLS
Ninth-grade "A" Honor Roll
Bailey, Heath; Cox, Kristopher; Gaskin, Anna;
Gerber, Bryce; Husband, Taylor; Lanier, Donia;
McDaniel, Hunter; Setterich, Megan; Walding,
.-Cory; and Whitfield, Stephen.

10 lth-grade "A" Honor Roll
Chaudhry, Aliya; Heath, Jordan; Hightower,
'Randy; Loyd, Katelyn; Strange, Chelse; and Ward,
-Courtney.

11 th-grade "A" Honor Roll
Griffin, Candance; Manor, Laurel; Price, Kaleb;
Shipman, Britney; Smith, Zachary; and Wade,
Remington.

S 12th-grade "A" Honor Roll
Hightower, Victoria; Husband, Jessica;
'McDonald, Warren; Messick, Jessica; Rice lan; and
Stanley, Danielle.

Ninth-grade "A & B" Honor Roll
SChumney, Austin; Flowers, Justin; Goodman,
Azaina; Guffey, Austin; Loyd, Kenneth; McGill, Trey;
Myers, Bridgette; Navarro, Marilin; Piplin, Iriaria;
Ramsey, Lyndsey; Roberts, Katelyn; Sarmiento,
Tyler, Sellars, Alicia; Strickland, James; aod Tanner,
Joseph.

10th-grade "A & B" Honor Roll
SBidwell, Andrew; Bruce, Nathaniel; Bryan, Jay;,
Chumney, Shanell: Cuchens; Anthony; Ferry, Jessica;
Helson, Amanda; Malcolm, Nicholas; Mayhann,
SBrandon, McCorvey, Beau; McLemore, Trent; Paul,
SArianna; Price, Colton; Stansel, Whitney; Taylor,
Jacob; Weeks, Britney; and Wolfram, Christopher.

11 th-grade "A & B" Honor Roll
Hurley, Marquis; Kemp, Ariel; Kerrigan, Katie;
Lanter, Tyler; Majors, Santana; McMillion, Damon;'
Peak, Chris; Price, Baylen; Pridgeon, Clay; Rouse,
Victoria; Smith, Benjamin; Turner, Robyn; Wade,
Cody: Walding, Ryan; and Ward, Tabitha.

12th-grade "A & B" Honor Roll
Barnes, Rebecca; Bidwell, Kalyn; Ca'mpbell, Kyle;'
Causey, Jacob; Chapman, Hilary; Clayton, Jennifer,
Gautier, Robin; Helson, Anthony; Loyd, Kally;
McDonald, Shawna; McLemore. Lena, Naylor. Billy;
Pettis, Chelsey; Rich, Samantha; and Rouquette,
Jennifer.


School News by Ariel


The club of the week is The Nation-
al Beta Club. This club was designed
to help promote character, encourage
involvement within the community,
build leadership skills and reward
students academically. The club first
was discovered by a college profes-
sor, Dr. John W. Harris, in 1934. This
organization still is up and running to-
day keeping teenagers involved in the
community. Landrum High School in
South Carolina was the first, but one
of many, to charter with 15 members.
Later in the year, the chartering con-
tinued in South Carolina, and by the
end of 1934, eight other schools were
chartered. The success of Beta Club
is credited to the fact that members


came together as a group to promote
their skills and to reveal their aca-
demic success. Currently, Beta Club
exists in 44 states and seven foreign
countries. More than 70 years later,
we still are promoting the ideals of
character, service, achievement and
leadership.
SThere has been an administrative
change to the tardy bell policy effec-
tive for this nine weeks and the re-
mainder of the school year. Students
are allowed two tardies per nine
weeks without penalty, but when the
third tardy is issued, the disciplinary
procedures from the school handbook
will be followed.
Also, the Fellowship of Christian
Athletes is doing the Shoe Box Minis-
try. We ask that members bring small


Wewa Women's Club

hosts birthday party
As has been the tradition for many years, the
Wewahitchka Women's Club hosted a fall birthday
party for students from the classes of Mrs. Ash-
brook, Mrs. Moates and Mr. Brown at Wewahitch-
ka Elementary School. After singing the happy
birthday song, the group was served homemade
brownies, nachos and cheese, carrots and dip,
drinks and snack bags.
In addition, the students with birthdays in
June, July, August and September were present-
ed with a birthday card and a two-dollar bill. The
students and teachers are very proud to be part
of a community with such caring members. As al-
ways, volunteers are needed in all grade levels. If
you have a little time, call 639-2476 to share your
talents.


toys, hard candy, school supplies, and
toiletry items.

Sports News by Katie
Our last varsity football game is at
7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 14, in Blountstown.
On Saturday, Nov. 15, there is a wres-
tling pre-season match in South Wal-
ton starting at 10 a.m.
Gator basketball season is ap-
proaching quickly. The Gator girl's
basketball team will begin its season
against Bozeman at home starting at
6 p.m. Monday, Nov. 17. On Tuesday,
Nov. 18, our boys have a pre-season
tournament at Sneads. The time is
still to be announced. Come support
our Gators!

Senior News by Kally
Seniors, class of 2009, news! Se-
niors who are interested in going
on the senior trip this year should
know the next payment of $78 is due
Friday, Nov. 14. Also, if you ordered
afghans, they are now available to
be picked up. Please see Mrs. Mi-
cah.
Thank you to everyone who helped
with the BBQ dinner fundraiser for
the seniors grad night. It was a huge
success.


Support Project Graduation 2009 for WHS
When: 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 14
Where: Glad Tiding Assembly of God, Highway 71 in We-
wahitchka
BBQ plate: $6 for BBQ sandwich, baked beans, bag of
chips and piece of cake
Free delivery: Please call ahead for large orders & deliv-'
ery.
More information: Carol at 639-4175 or Crystal at 832-
7388

Watch out
for snakes in
grassy, wooded
or overgrown
areas. When
in uncleared
areas, stay on
well marked
paths and
trails.


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Antiquities taking

portraits to benefit

SFaith Christian
SOn Saturday, Nov. 15, Antiquities photography studio will
be taking 10- by 13-inch 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 also will
be provided.
Portraits are, $10 with a promotional coupon (limit one
coupon per family). Parents must be present during the pho-
tography session. Appointments must be made prior to the
photography date.
SProceeds from portrait sales will benefit Faith Christian
School.
For more information call 229-6707.


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Thursday, November 13, 2008


Law enforcement


Gulf County man


gets 15 years for


escape and theft

State Attorney Steve Meadows announced the plea
and conviction, in Gulf County Circuit Court, of Robert
Wall, on charges of Escape and Grand Theft Auto.
Wall, 48, of St. Petersburg, Florida, stole a truck from
Gary Gibbs, of St. Joe Beach, on September 10, 2004, and
was caught driving the truck the next day. On March 3,
2008, while awaiting trial, Wall escaped from trustee sta-
tus at the Gulf County Jail by stealing a county mainte-
nance vehicle. Wall was arrested March 16, by the St. Pe-
tersburg Police Department, asleep at the wheel of the
stolen county vehicle.
Wall was sentenced to a total of 15 years in prison for
the thefts and the escape. Florida law requires that an
inmate serve at least 85 per cent of his sentence.



Skanes Gets Five Years

Anthony Skanes, 23, of Port St. Joe, was sentenced
to more than five years in prison last week on four drug
counts, including two counts of selling cocaine within
1,000 feet of a church.
Skanes was also charged with possession of a con--
trolled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Assistant State Attorney had offered Skands a deal for
a 10-year sentence, taking into account that Skanes had
six prior felony convictions, including one for robbery
and three for possession of cocaine.
The two counts of selling cocaine within 1,000 feet of a
church were first degree felonies.
Skanes turned down the deal, however, and pled no
contest before Circuit Court Judge Elijah Smiley.
The sentencing range, given Skanes' criminal history
and resulting sentencing scorecard, was 60 months to 65
years in prison.
Smiley adjudicated Skanes guilty and sentenced him
at the minimum range 60.45 months on the two charg-
es of selling cocaine within 1,000 feet of a church and five
years, to run concurrently, on the possession charges.


This report represents
some events the FWC han-
dled over the past week;
however, it does not include
all actions taken by the Divi-
sion of Law Enforcement.

NORTHWEST REGION

Okaloosa County
On November 1, Officer
Matt Webb was on water
patrol near the Destin Pass
when he stopped a Georgia
registered vessel with four
people aboard returning
from offshore fishing. Dur-
ing the inspection, Officer
Webb discovered the fisher-
men were in possession of
two oversize red drum.
Two fishermen admitted
to catching the fish. Officer
Webb seized the fish and is-
sued citations for the viola-
tion.
On November 2, Officer
James Van Barrow was on
patrol in the Blackwater
Wildlife Management Area
when he noticed a vehicle
parked near an area where
bait (corn) was found a cou-
ple of weeks earlier. At the
site, Officer Barrow found
a subject hunting over bait
and issued a citation for the
violation.

Bay County
Lt. Jay Chesser received
a complaint from a subject
who was having problems
with a resident who lived
adjacent to his hunting
lease. When archery season
opened, the complainant
noticed no deer were com-
ing to his feeder and pho-
tos from his game camera


showed the nearby resident
walking around his feeder
with a spray bottle in his
hand. Lt. Chesser talked
with the resident and ob-
tained a confession as to
spraying the feeder with a
commercial animal repel-
lant. Written warnings for
trespass and hunter harass-
ment were issued.
Officer Mark Clements
was walking a closed sec-
tion of the Econfina Wildlife
Management Area when he
heard what sounded like
someone digging and heard
a man's voice counting to
eight. He located a man who
had just dug eight holes and
when asked what he was do-
ing, had no answer.
Officer Dennis Palmer
and Lt. Jay Chesser arrived
shortly afterward as Officer
Clements interviewed the
subject. It was found the
subject was cultivating can-
nabis and in his possession
was a large bag of cannabis
seeds.Also located were sev-
eral fresh stripped stalks of
cannabis plants and a can-
nabis cigarette. The subject
was booked into the Bay
County Jail for cultivation of
cannabis and possession of
more than 20 grams of can-
nabis.

Franklin County
On the evening of Octo-
ber 28, Officer Chasen Yar-
borough performed a traffic
stop on a vehicle that was
being driven erratically just
west of Carrabelle on High-
way 98. The operator was
found to be under the influ-
ence of alcohol, operating
a vehicle with a suspended


driver's license and had
open arrest warrants from
Florida and Georgia. The
operator was transported
to the Franklin County Jail
'where he was charged with
driving under the influence
of alcohol, refusal to submit
to a breath test and driving
while license was suspend-
ed or revoked.
The operator will also
face charges on the war-
rants from Florida and
Georgia.
On the evening of Novem-
ber 1, Officer Travis Hucke-
ba worked a boating safety
and boating under the influ-
ence detail in the Apalachic-
ola River to coincide with
the annual Florida Seafood
Festival. Officer Huckeba
inspected five vessels. The
inspections revealed boat-
- ing safety and vessel reg-
istration violations. Three
uniform boating citations
and three written warn-
ings were issued during the
detail.

Jefferson/
Wakulla Counties.
On October 30, Lieuten-
ants Kent Harvey and Scott
Pearce, Investigator Tony
Brunson, Officers Billy
Kemp and Matt Bell, and
Pilot Frank Utermohlen
worked a fire hunting detail
on Highway 98 in Jefferson
County. Lt. Harvey received
information that two known
poachers from Jefferson
County would be visiting a
bar on the Jefferson/Wakul-
la County line.
After leaving the bar,
the suspects usually would
shoot deer on the side of


the road on the way home.
Surveillance was placed on
the -, .I-*.. i vehicle once
it arrived at the bar. The
suspects did not stay long
before they decided to go
hunting. Officer Bell was
placed down -the road just
beyond where a lot of deer
were feeding beside the
road.
As the suspect vehicle
approached slowly, the pas-
senger shot a 6-point buck.
The aircraft maintained
surveillance on the vehicle
until Lt. Harvey and Officer
Bell were able to stop the
vehicle and arrest the fa-
ther and son.

Leon/
Gadsen Counties
On October 21, Officer
Chris Jones was on water
patrol on the Ochlockonee
River. Officer Jones con-
ducted a vessel stop on ajon
boat with three persons-on
board. An inspection of their
catch revealed the men
were in possession of nine
undersized speckled perch.
All three men were cited.

Leon/
Jefferson Counties
On November 1 and 2,
officers from the Leon and
Jefferson County squads
along with the Aviation
Section worked a detail
targeting illegal dog hunt-
ing and fire hunting in the
Apalachicola National For-
est, Aucilla Wildlife Man-
agement Area and adjacent
private lands. Numerous
contacts were made but no
violations found.


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www. starfl.com


Politics




sway market


Kevin Welch is the owner of
Pelican Walk Real Estate Inc.

Hallelujah, the elections are
over. The voters have spoken.
Leaders have been chosen, and
you probably are wondering what
this has to do with the real estate
market. The answer is an awful
lot.
At the national level, decisions
and policies will need to address
our dismal economy. Bank bail-
outs, unemploy-
ment because of
job losses, budget
deficits and two
wars arejust some
of the problems
that must be ad-
dressed in order
for the real estate
KEVIN WELCH market to recover.
RealEstate101 At the state and
local level, there
must be a continuation of the ef-
forts to reduce spending, lower
taxes and increase the attrac-
tiveness of living in our state and
more specifically our county.
Members of the Gulf County
Commission need to set aside
their personal agendas. They
need to shift the focus from their
specific district and work'togeth-
er for the betterment of the en-
tire county. Tough choices must
be made. Taxing and spending
must be reduced. The citizens,
businesses and property owners
in Gulf County are among the
highest taxed in the state. When
the real estate market went in the
tank, property values declined.
This typically would mean a re-
duction of revenue for the county
and that county spending would
be reduced. Unfortunately, that
is not what occurred. The Gulf
County Commissioners raised
the mill rate to maintain its poli-
cies of tax and spend like money
grows on trees. Excessive taxing
and spending discourage people
from moving here. Businesses
that are relocating will find more
affordable alternatives are avail-
able than setting up shop in Gulf
County. Businesses currently
operating in Gulf County and
citizens will continue leaving to
areas that provide better oppor-
tunities and incentives than they
get here.
Gulf County is a jewel. Low
crime rates, pristine beaches, a
mild winter climate and friendly,
.honest people make Gulf County
a destination that is attractive
to businesses and relocating
people. Unfortunately, overtax-
ing and politicians who operate
like a hyena feeding frenzy on
the carcass of a wildebeest dis-
courage people and businesses


A few years ago, we were
flying high. Steaks on the grill,
a Hummer on every street,
construction projects everywhere
and life was good. Today, we are
lucky to have a tuna sandwich
and hope we can afford gas for
our Pinto.

to consider Gulf County as a
destination. Now is the time for
a change in direction and poli-
cies. Tax breaks for residents
and businesses will encourage
more people and businesses to
come to Gulf County. Lower tax-
es and more opportunities also
will help to keep the businesses
and people currently here from
leaving. It is not rocket science,
which is a good thing because
three county commissioners def-
initely are not of the intellect to
be considered rocket scientists.
If we are going to have a recov-
ery in the real estate market, it
is essential that our local politi-
cians show that they are in touch
with reality. They are going to
have to make some tough deci-
sions. Reductions in personnel
and benefits, postpofiing proj-
ects, consolidation of resources,
shelving equipment purchases,
in effect they will need to adjust
to the economy just like the rest
of us have.
A few years ago, we were flying
high. Steaks on the grill, a Hum-
mer on every street, construc-
tion projects everywhere and life
was good. Today, we are lucky to
have a tuna sandwich and hope
we can afford gas for our Pinto,.
New construction, s almost non-
existent. Have you noticed any
new businesses starting up? How
many jobs have been created?
Check the want ads in The Star.
Not many, from what I see. This
situation can and will improve if
our local leaders actually lead in
a new direction instead of follow-
ing the same path that has gotten
us to this point. Next week, I will
be writing about selling property.
Should you sell now? What are
the pros and cons of using a real
estate professional versus selling
it yourself, etc.?
If anyone has something that
they would like to discuss, feel
free to call me at (850) 647-2473 or
e-mail pelicanwalk@gtcom.net. I
would like to thank Tim Croft and
The Star for giving me this op-
portunity to educate the public
on the intricacies of real estate. I
hope the readers find it informa-
Stive and interesting.


Bay St. Joe residents, staff




honor Physical Therapy Month
I


The Bridge at Bay St. Joe's
Rehabilitation Department cel-
ebrated National Physical Ther-
apy Month by standing and carv-
'ing pumpkins with the residents
in preparation for fall festivities.
The residents and staff members
worked together to create unique
designs for pumpkins of all sizes.
The residents enjoyed designing
and cleaning the pumpkins as well
as reminiscing about fond memo-
ries of childhood. The Bridge at
Bay St. Joe's Rehabilitation team
displayed the decorated pumpkins
at the facility's entrance for all to
enjoy.
This year's theme for National
Physical Therapy Month is "Phys-
ical Therapy: It is all about move.
ment." The goal of the Rehabilita-


tion Department at The Bridge at
Bay St. Joe is to keep residents
moving each day. There are many
programs that have been estab-
lished to keep residents moving
daily from "Walk to dine," where
staff and residents walk to the din-
ing room to '50s and '60s music as
well as biweekly "Bodies in Mo-
tion," where the rehab team and
activities department team up to
make exercise fun and assist the
residents with seated and stand-
ing exercises to upbeat music such
as the "Hand Jive." The residents
also may compete in bowling and
golf competitions offered on the
Wii video and interactive system.
This allows residents to stay'ac-
tive and get exercise as well
as participate in a hobby they


enjoy. Having the ability to move
safely and effectively is crucial
in the residents' lives. Physi-
cal therapy empowers people
to move forward and live their
lives at their highest functional
level.
The Bridge at Bay St. Joe Reha-
bilitation Department offers in-pa-
tient and out-patient therapy ser-
vices. The team consists of Joseph
Abrenica, licensed physical thera-
pist; JoAnne Buzzett, licensed
speech language pathologist;
Denise Kidder, licensed occupa-
tional therapist; Andrew Wilhelm,
certified occupational therapist
assistant; and Emily Gortemoller,
rehabilitation service manager,
licensed physical therapist assis-
tant.


Program aids energy-efficient homes


The Weatherization Assistance
Program reduced heating and
cooling costs by improving the en-
ergy efficiency of the home.
Repair or replace ineffi-
cient heating and cooling units;
Address air-infiltration
- weather stripping, caulking,
thresholds, minor wall ceiling and
floor repairs, window and door re-
placement;
Install attic and floor
insulation (floors in northern cli-
mates only);
Install solar screens;
Apply solar reflective
coating to manufactured homes.
To be eligible for these pro-
grams applicants must reside in
Gulf County and the household in-
come may not exceed 150 percent
of the national poverty level.
Preference is given to


owner-occupied, elderly (60 years
plus), disabled, families with chil-
dren under 12 and households with
a high energy burden (repeated
high utility bills).
For more information, contact
Raymond Driesbach at 227-5338 or
Doug Bender of the Capital Area
Community Action Agency Inc. at
(850) 222-2043 or 510-2331 (cell).

Energy Conservation
Guidelines
Behavior affects energy usage.
The homeowner may conserve en-
ergy and save dollars by following
these common suggestions:
Pay electric bill on time in
order to avoid interest charges;
Be more aware of your
energy costs and set a goal to re-
duce consumption;


Clean or replace filters
every month;
Set heating and cooling
thermostat at a constant tempera-
ture. A setting of 78 degrees Fahr-
enheit or higher for cooling and 70
degrees or lower for heating;
Use ceiling fans to sup-
plement cooling and raise the
thermostat three or four degrees;
Keep windows and doors
closed when system is in use;
Turn off lights, radios and
televisions when not in use or no
one is in the room;
Avoid excessive trips and
keep the refrigerator doors prop-
erly closed;
Wash and dry full loads.
Use dry clothes on the clothesline
when possible;
Never use your stove
burners for heating your home.


1100
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO:
ALBERT CHURCH A/K/A
NNQUNCMEn ALBERT M. CHURCH, Ill
A/K/A ALBERT M.
1100- Legal Advertising CHURCH
1110 Classified Notices
1120 Public Notices/ Last Known Address: 110
Announcements Sunset Circle, Port St Joe,
1130 Adoptions FL 32456
1140 Happy Ads Also Attempted at: 1002
1150 Personals Long Avenue, Port Saint
1160 Lost Joe, FL 32456
1170- Found Current Residence Un-
known
1100 UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF
ALBERT CHURCH A/K/A
91415 ALBERT M. CHURCH, III
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT A/K/A ALBERT M.
OF THE 14TH JUDICIAL CHURCH
CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR Last Known Address: 110
GULF COUNTY FLORIDA Sunset Circle, Port St Joe,
CIVIL DIVISION FL 32456
Also Attempted at: 1002
CRESCENT MORTGAGE Long Avenue, Port Saint
SERVICES, Joe, FL 32456
Plaintiff, Current Residence Un-
known
vs.
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that
ALBERT CHURCH A/K/A an action for Foreclosure
ALBERT M. CHURCH, III of Mortgage on the follow-
A/K/A ALBERT M. ing described property:
CHURCH, et al,
Defendants. LOT 5 AND THE EAST 1/2
OF LOT 4, BLOCK 116,
CASE NO.: ST JOSEPHS ADDITION
23-2008-CA-000415


has been filed against you
and you are required to
serve a copy of your writ-
ten defenses, if any, on
Marshall C. Watson, PA.,
Attorney for Plaintiff,
whose address is 1800
NW 49th STREET, SUITE
120, FT. LAUDERDALE FL
33309 on or before De-
cember 5, 2008 a date
which is within thirty (30)
days after the first publica-
tion of this Notice in THE
STAR and file the original
with the clerk of this Court
either before service on
Plaintiff's attorney or im-
mediately thereafter; other-
wise a default will be en-
tered against you for the
relief demanded in the
complaint.
In accordance with the
Americans with Disabilities
Act of 1990 (ADA), disa-
bled persons who, be-
cause of their disabilities,
need special accommo-


I 1100 |
dation to participate in this
proceeding should contact
the ADA Coordinator at
1000 5th Street, Port St
Joe, FL 32456 or Tele-
phone (850) 229-6113
prior to such proceeding.
WITNESS my hand and
the seal of this Court this
28th day of October, 2008.
Rebecca Norris
As Clerk of the Court
By Jasmine Hysmith
As Deputy Clerk
November 13, 20, 2008


8994S
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE FOURTEENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND
FOR GULF COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION


AURORA LOAN
VICES, LLC,
Plaintiff,


REBECCA A.
et al,
Defendantss.


SER-


STANDIGE,


CASE NO. 07-371 CA


NOTICE IS HEREBY
GIVEN pursuant to a Final
Judgment of Mortgage
Foreclosure dated October
06, 2008 and entered in
Case No. 07-371CA of the
Circuit Court of the FOUR-
TEENTH Judicial Circuit in
and for GULF County, Flor-
ida wherein AURORA
LOAN SERVICES, LLC, is
the Plaintiff and REBECCA
A. STANDIGE; IWAYLOAN,
LP A DISSOLVED CORPO-
RATION; are the Defend-
ants, I will sell to the high-
est and best bidder for
cash at LOBBY OF THE
GULF COUNTY COURT-
HOUSE at 11:00AM, on
the 27th day of November,
2008, the following de-
scribed property as set
forth in said Final Judg-
ment:
LOT 16, OAK GARDENS
SUBDIVISION, AS RE-
CORDED IN PLAT BOOK
4, PAGE 21, PUBLIC REC-
ORDS OF GULF COUNTY,
FLORIDA.
A/K/A 267 ABBY DRIVE,


Any person claiming an in-
terest in the surplus from
the sale, if any, other than
the property owner as of
the date of the Lis Pend-
ens must file a claim within
sixty (60) days after the
sale.
WITNESS MY HAND an'd
the seal of this Court on
October 17, 2008.
Rebecca L. Norris,
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,
PL.
PO. Box 25018
Tampa, Florida
33622-5018
F07039295
November, 13, 2008


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Units will be open and
merchandise sold or re-
moved if payments are not
brought up to date on No-
vember 21st, 2008 at 8:30.
October 30, November 6,
13,2008

9014S
NOTICE
OF SHERIFF'S SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY
GIVEN THAT PURSUANT
TO A FINAL JUDGMENT
ISSUED IN THE CIRCUIT
COURT OF LEON
COUNTY DATED
FEBRURAY 28, 2008 IN
THE CAUSE WHEREIN
CAPITAL CITY BANK WAS
PLAINTIFF, AND C.H.
PROPERTIES LLC, CO
DEVELOPMENT'S LLC,
JAMES A. COX, INDIVIDU-
ALLY: JEFFERY
HARTLINE, INDIVIDUALLY,


I, JOSEPH NUGENT, AS
SHERIFF OF GULF
COUNTY FLORIDA WILL
HAVE LEVIED UPON ALL
THE RIGHT TITLE AND IN-
TEREST OF THE DE-
FENDANTS C.H. PROPER-
TIES, LLC: CQ DEVELOP-
MENTS, LLC, JAMES A
COX INDIVIDUALLY ALAN
T STEWART, INDIVIDU-
ALLY IN THE INTEREST
OF LOTS 26, 27, 28, 29,30
AND 31 OF OCEAN
HAVEN A CAPE SAN
BLAS ACCORDING TO
THE PLAT THEREOF AS
RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 4 PAGE(S) 47, OF
THE PUBLIC RECORDS
OF GULF COUNTY, FLOR-
IDA AND ON THE 1st of
DECEMBER, 2008 AT THE
FRONT STEPS OF THE
GULF COUNTY COURT
HOUSE IN PORT ST. JOE,
FLORIDA, AT THE HOUR
OF 11:00A.M. E.S.T OR
AS SOON AS POSSIBLE, f
WILL OFFER SAID PROP-
ERTY AT PUBLIC OUTCRY
AND WILL THE SAME,
SUBJECT TO ALL PRIOR
LIENS, ENCUMBRANCES


SHERIFF
JOSEPH NUGENT
IN ACCORDANCE WITH
THE AMERICA WITH DIS-
ABILITIES ACT PERSONS
WITH DISABILITIES THAT
NEED A SPECIAL AC-
COMMODATION TO PAR-
TICIPATE IN THE PRO-
CEEDING SHOULD CON-
TACT NO LATER THAN
SEVEN DAYS PRIOR TO
THE PROCEEDING AT
850-227-1115
9015S'
NOTICE
OF SHERIFF'S SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY
GIVEN THAT PURSUANT
TO A FINAL JUDGEMENT
ISSUED IN THE CIRCUIT
COURT OF LEON
COUNTY DATED JULY 23, -
2008 IN THE CAUSE
WHEREIN CAPITAL CITY
BANK WAS PLAINTIFF.
AND SUNSET HARBOR


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M001100 I"'IooF
BE TO THE PAYMENT OF 9026S RBC CENTURY BANK, early Boundary Line of Gov- 9046S
OF MEXICO BEACH, LLC, COSTS AND SATISFAC- IN THE CIRCUIT COURT Plaintiff, and, PALMER, ernment Lot 2 in said Frac- PUBLIC NOTICE
PATRICIA K. HARDMAN, TION OF THE ABOVE DE- OF THE 14TH JUDICIAL MORRIS, et. al, are De- tional Section 36 for a dis-
INDIVIDUALLY: SHARON SCRIBED EXECUTION. CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR fendants, I will sell to the tance of 999.95 feet; The Gulf Coast Workforce
F GRIFFITH. INDIVIDU- GULF COUNTY FLORIDA. highest bidder for cash at thence leaving said East- Board is seeking Public
ALLY; KENNETH L SHERIFF FRONT LOBBY OF THE early Boundary Line of Gov- Comment on a proposed
CROWDER, SR., INDIVID- JOSEPH NUGENT RBC CENTURY BANK, GULF COUNTY COURT ernment Lot 2 run North 89 change to its 2007-2009
UALLY; AND LINDA C Plaintiff, HOUSE, Florida, at the degrees 47 minutes 36 Local Workforce Services
CROWDER, INDIVIDU- IN ACCORDANCE WITH hour of 11:00 a.m., on the seconds West for 198.98 Plan, as required by the
ALLY WAS DEFENDANTS THE AMERICA WITH DIS- vs. 20th day of November, feet; thence run North 00 Workforce Investment Act.
BEING CASE NO. ABILITIES ACT PERSONS 2008, the following de- degrees 12 minutes 24 Plan copies are available
2008-CA-0345. WITH DISABILITIES THAT PALMER. MORRIS, et. al., scribed property: seconds East for 54.07 at the Board office; please
fee tothe-U- U- t- cal,5- 'In 5 to ar


I, JOSEPH NUGENT AS
SHERIFF OF GULF
COUNTY FLORIDA WILL
HAVE LEVIED UPON ALL
THE RIGHT TITLE AND IN-
S- TEREST OF THE DE-
FENDANTS SUNSET HAR-
BOR OF MEXICO BEACH,
S LLC, PATRICIA K.
HARDMAN, INDIVIDU-
ALLY; SHARON F GRIF-
FITH, INDIVIDUALLY; KEN-
NETH L. CROWDER, SR.,
INDIVIDUALLY AND LINDA
C. CROWDER, INDIVIDU-
ALLY IN THE INTEREST
OF LOT 63-A, BLOCK B,
CAPE BREEZES SUBDIVI-
SION, BEING MORE PAR-
TICULARLY DESCRIBED
AS FOLLOWS: COM-
MENCE AT THE NORTH-
EAST CORNER OF LOT 1,
BLOCK B OF CAPE
BREEZES, A SUBDIVI-
SION AS PER MAP OR
PLAT THEREOF RE-
CORDED IN PLAT BOOK,
3, PAGE 23 OF THE PUB-
LIC RECORDS OF GULF
COUNTY, FLORIDA;
THENCE ALONG THE
EAST LINE OF SAID LOT
1, SOUTH 18 DEGREES
13 MINUTES 18 SEC-
ONDS EAST, 360.74 FEET
TO THE POINT OF BEGIN-
NING; THENCE CON-
TINUE ALONG SAID LINE,
SOUTH 18 DEGREES 18
SECONDS EAST, 56.66
FEET; THENCE LEAVING
THE EAST LINE OF SAID
LOT 1, NORTH 89 DE-
GREES 18 MINUTES 41
SECONDS WEST, 178.05
FEET TO A POINT BEING
ON THE ARC OF A
NON-TANGENT CURVE
CONCAVE TO THE
NORTHEAST; THENCE
NORTHWESTERLY
ALONG SAID RIGHT-OF-
WAY, ALONG THE ARC
OF SAID CURVE, HAVING
A RADIUS OF 11409.1559
FEET, A CENTRAL ANGLE
OF 00 DEGREES .17 MIN-
UTES 10 SECONDS, AN
ARC LENGTH OF 56.97
FEET (CHORD TO SAID
CURVE BEARS NORTH 19
DEGREES 06 MINUTES 27
SECONDS WEST 56.97
FEET); THENCE LEAVING
SAID RIGHT-OF-WAY,
SOUTH 89 DEGREES 18
MINUTES 41 SECONDS
EAST, 178.98 FEET TO
THE POINT OF BEGINN-
ING.

AND ANOTHER PARCEL
DESCRIBED AS FOL-
LOWS: PARCEL "B":
BEGIN AT AN IRON PIPE
MARKING THE SOUTH-
WEST CORNER OF CAPE
SAN BLAS GULFSIDE
AND BAYSIDE, A SUBDI-
VISION AS PER MAP OR,
PLAT THEREOF AS RE-
CORDED IN PLAT BOOK
3, PAGE 24-B OF THE
PUBLIC RECORDS OF
GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA,
SAID POINT ALSO LYING
ON THE NORTHEAST-
ERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY
BOUNDARY OF COUNTY
ROAD NO. 30-E. FROM
SAID POINT OF BEGINN-
ING AND LEAVING SAID
RIGHT-OF-WAY BOUND-
ARY, RUN NORTH 69. DE-
GREES 45 MINUTES 14
SECONDS EAST 762.7,4
FEET TO THE APPROXI-
MATE MEAN HIGH
WATER LINE OF ST. JO-
SEPH BAY THENCE RUN
NORTH 17 DEGREES 29
MINUTES 33 SECONDS
WEST ALONG SAID MEAN
HIGH WATER LINE 48.43
FEET, THENCE LEAVING
SAID MEAN HIGH WATER
LINE RUN SOUTH 69 DE-
GREES b5 MINUTES 05
SECONDS WEST 765.07
FEET TO A RE-ROD
(MARKED #7160) LYING
ON THE NORTHEAST-
ERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY
BOUNDARY OF COUNTY
ROAD NO. 30-E, THENCE
RUN SOUTH 20 DE-
GREES 14 MINUTES 55
SECONDS EAST ALONG
SAID RIGHT-OF-WAY
BOUNDARY 50.56 FEET
TO THE POINT OF BEGIN-
NING. CONTAINING 0.87
ACRES, MORE OR LESS.
AND ON THE 1ST DAY OF
DECEMBER, 2008 AT THE
FRONT STEPS OF THE
GULF COUNTY COURT-
HOUSE IN PORT ST JOE,
FLORIDA AT THE HOUR
OF 11:00 A.M. E.S.T OR
AS SOON AS POSSIBLE, I
WILL OFFER SAID PROP-
ERTY AT PUBLIC OUTCRY
AND WILL THE SAME, TO
THE HIGHEST BIDDER
OR BIDDERS FOR CASH.
THE PROCEEDS TO BE
APPLIED AS FOR AS MAY


NEED A SPECIAL AC-
COMMODATION TO PAR-
TICIPATE IN THE PRO-
CEEDING SHOULD CON-
TACT NO LATER THAN
SEVEN DAYS PRIOR TO
THE PROCEEDING AT
850-227-1115
November 6, 13, 20, 27,
2008


9025S
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE 14TH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA.

RBC CENTURY BANK,
Plaintiff,

vs.

PALMER, MORRIS, et. al.,
Defendants.

CASE No. 08-190-CA

NOTICE OF
FORECLOSURE SALE

NOTICE IS HEREBY
GIVEN pursuant to an Or-
der or Final Judgment en-
tered in Case No.
08-190-CA of the Circuit
Court of the 14TH Judicial
Circuit in and for GULF
County, Florida, wherein,
RBC CENTURY BANK,
Plaintiff, and, PALMER,
MORRIS, et. al., are De-
fendants, I will sell to the
highest bidder for cash at
FRONT LOBBY OF THE
GULF COUNTY COURT-
HOUSE, Florida, at the
hour of 11:00 a.m., on the
20th day of November,
2008, the following de-
scribed property:

Issuing Office File No.:
1062-1889444

UNIT 204, Parcel K:

Commence at the North-
west Corner of Govern-
ment Lot 4, In Fractional
Section 36, Township 8
South, Range 12 West,
Gulf County, Florida, and
thence run North 00 de-
grees 12 minutes 24 sec-
onds East, along the East-
erly Boundary Line of Gov-
ernment Lot 2 in said Frac-
tional Section 36, for a dis-
tance of 999.95 feet,
thence leaving said
Easterly:Boundary Line of
Government Lot 2, run
North 89 degrees 47 min-
utes 36 seconds West for
253.62 feet; thence run
North 00 degrees 12 min-
utes 24 seconds East for
50.12 feet to the POINT OF
BEGINNING; from said
POINT OF BEGINNING,
thence run North 06 de-
grees 27 minutes 06 sec-
onds West for 42.00 feet;
thence run North 83 de-
grees 32 minutes 54 sec-
onds East for 38.00 feet;
thence run South 06 de-
grees 27 minutes 06 sec-
onds East for 42.00 feet;
thence run South 83 de-
grees 32 minutes 54 sec-
onds West for 38.00 feet to
the POINT OF BEGINN-
ING.'

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

DATED this 17th day of
October, 2008.

REBECCA L (BECKY)
NORRIS
Clerk Circuit Court
By: Jasmine Hysmith
Deputy Clerk

IMPORTANT
In accordance with the
Americans with Disabilities
Act persons needing a rea-
sonable accommodation
to participate in this pro-
ceeding should no later
than seven 7 days prior,
contact the Clerk of the
Court's disability coordina-
tor at PO BOX 826, MARI-
ANNA FL 32448,
850-718-0026. If hearing or
voice impaired, contact
TDD (800)955-8771 via
Florida Relay System.

GREENSPOON MARDER,
PA.,
TRADE CENTRE SOUTH,
SUITE 700
100 WEST CYPRESS
CREEK ROAD,
FORT LAUDERDALE, FL
33309
November 6,13, 2008


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Defendants.

CASE No. 08-189-CA

NOTICE OF
FORECLOSURE SALE

NOTICE IS HEREBY
GIVEN pursuant to an Or-
der or Final Judgment en-
tered in Case No.
08-189-CA of the Circuit
Court of the 14TH Judicial
Circuit in and for GULF
County, Florida, wherein,
RBC CENTURY BANK,
Plaintiff, and, PALMER,
MORRIS, et. al., are De-
fendants, I will sell to the
highest bidder for cash at
FRONT LOBBY OF THE
GULF COUNTY COURT-
HOUSE, Florida, at the
hour of 11:00 a.m., on the
20th day of November,
2008, the following de-
scribed property:

Issuing Office File No.:
1062-1889460

UNIT 209, Parcel K:

Commence at the North-
west Corner of Govern-
ment Lot 4, in Fractional
Section 36, Township 8
South, Range 12 West,
Gulf County, Florida and
thence run North 00 de-
grees 12.minutes 24 sec-
'onds East along the East-
erly Boundary Line of Gov-
ernment Lot 2 in said Frac-
tional Section 36 for a dis-
tance of 1200.00 feet;
thence leaving said East-
erly Boundary Line of Gov-
ernment Lot 2 run North 89
degrees 48 minutes 07
seconds West for 66.00
feet; thence run North 89
degrees 47 minutes 34
seconds West for 210.03
feet; thence run South 00
degrees 12 minutes 26
seconds West for 41.26
feet to the POINT OF BE-
GINNING; from said
POINT OF BEGINNING
thence run South 38.00
feet; thence run East for
42.00 feet; thence run
North 38.00 feet; thence
run West for 42.00 feet to
the POINT OF BEGINN-
ING.

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

DATED this 17th day of
October, 2008.

REBECCA L (BECKY)
NORRIS
Clerk Circuit Court
By: Jasmine Hysmith
Deputy Clerk

IMPORTANT
In accordance with the
Americans with Disabilities
Act persons needing a rea-
sonable accommodation
to participate in this pro-
ceeding should no later
than seven 7 days prior,
contact the Clerk of the
Court's disability coordina-
tor at PO BOX 826, MARI-
ANNA FL 32448,
850-718-0026. If hearing or
voice impaired, contact
TDD (800)955-8771 via
Florida Relay System.

GREENSPOON MARDER,
PA.,
TRADE CENTRE SOUTH,
SUITE 700
100 WEST CYPRESS
CREEK.ROAD,
FORT LAUDERDALE, FL
33309
November 6,13, 2008
9031S
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE 14TH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA.

RBC CENTURY BANK,
Plaintiff,

vs.

PALMER, MORRIS, et. al.,
Defendants.

CASE No.
23-2008-CA-188

NOTICE OF
FORECLOSURE SALE

NOTICE IS HEREBY
GIVEN pursuant to an Or-
der or Final Judgment en-
tered in Case No.
08-189-CA of the Circuit
Court of the 14TH Judicial
Circuit in and for GULF
County, Florida, wherein,


Issuing Office File No.:
1062-1889464

UNIT 210, Parcel K:

Commence at the North-
west Corner of Govern-
ment Lot 4, in Fractional
Section 36, Township 8
South, Range 12 West,
Gulf County, Florida and
thence run North 00 de-
grees 12 minutes 24 sec-
onds East along the East-
erly Boundary Line of Gov-
ernment Lot 2 in said Frac-
tional Section 36 for a dis-
tance of 1200.00 feet;
thence leaving said East-
erly Boundary Line of Gov-
ernment Lot 2 run North 89
degrees 48 minutes 07
seconds West for 66.00
feet; thence run North 89
degrees 47 minutes. 35
seconds West for 270.04
feet; thence run South 00
degrees 12 minutes 26
seconds West for 39.92
feet to the POINT OF BE-
GINNING; from said
POINT OF BEGINNING
thence run South 38.00
feet; thence run East for
42,00 feet; thence run
North 38.00 feet; thence
run West for 42.00 feet to
the POINT OF BEGINN-
ING. ,

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

DATED this 17th day of
October, 2008.

REBECCA L (BECKY)
NORRIS
Clerk Circuit Court
By: Jasmine Hysmith
Deputy Clerk

IMPORTANT
In accordance with the
Americans with Disabilities
Act persons needing a rea-
sonable accommodation
to participate in this pro-
ceeding should no later
than seven 7 days prior,
contact the Clerk .of the
Court's disability coordina-
tor at PO BOX 826, MARl-
ANNA FL 32448,
850-718-0026. If hearing or
voice impaired, contact
TDD (800)955-8771 via
Florida Relay System.

GREENSPOON MARDER,
PA.,
TRADE CENTRE SOUTH,
SUITE 700
100 WEST CYPRESS
CREEK ROAD,
FORT LAUDERDALE, FL
33309
November 6,13, 2008

9032S
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE 14TH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
GULF COUNTY FLORIDA.

RBC CENTURY BANK,
Plaintiff,

vs.

PALMER, MORRIS, et. al.,
Defendants.

CASE No. 08-187-CA

NOTICE OF
FORECLOSURE SALE

NOTICE IS HEREBY
GIVEN pursuant to an Or-
der or Final Judgment en-
tered in Case No.
08-189-CA of the Circuit
Court of the 14TH Judicial
Circuit in and for GULF
County, Florida, wherein,
RBC CENTURY BANK,
Plaintiff, and, PALMER,
MORRIS, et. al., are De-
fendants, I will sell to the
highest bidder for cash at
FRONT LOBBY OF THE
GULF COUNTY COURT-
HOUSE, Florida, at the
hour of 11:00 a.m., on the
20th day of November,
2008, the following de-
scribed property:


Issuing Office File No.:
1062-1889456

UNIT 205, Parcel K:

Commence at the North-
west Corner of Govern-
ment Lot 4, in Fractional
Section 36, Township 8
South, Range 12 West,
Gulf County, Florida and
thence run North 00 de-
grees 12 minutes 24 sec-
onds East, along the East-


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feet to the POINT OF BE-
GINNING; from said
POINT OF BEGINNING
thence run North 42.00
feet; thence run East for
38.00 feet; thence run
South 42.00 feet; thence
run West for 38.00 feet to
the POINT OF BEGINN-
ING.

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.


call 850-913-3285 to ar-
range to see the plan or
you may request the plan
electronically from
dwilliams@gcwb.org. All
comments must be sub-
mitted in writing within 30
days of this posting.
November 6, 13, 2008
9047S
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE FOURTEENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND
FOR GULF COUNTY,
FLORIDA

CAPITAL CITY BANK,
Plaintiff,


DATED this 17th day of vs.
October, 2008.


REBECCA L (BECKY)
NORRIS
Clerk Circuit Court
By; Jasmine Hysmith
Deputy Clerk

IMPORTANT
In accordance with the
Americans with Disabilities
Act persons needing a rea-
sonable accommodation
to participate in this pro-
ceeding should no later
than seven 7 days prior,
contact the Clerk of the
Court's disability coordina-
tor at PO BOX 826, MARI-
ANNA FL 32448,
850-718-0026. If hearing or
voice impaired, contact
TDD (800)955-8771 via
Florida Relay System.

GREENSPOON MARDER,
PA.,
TRADE CENTRE SOUTH,
SUITE 700
100 WEST CYPRESS
CREEK ROAD,
FORT LAUDERDALE, FL
33309
November 6,13, 2008
9033S
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE 14TH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA.

RBC CENTURY BANK,
Plaintiff,

vs.

PALMER, MORRIS, et. al.,
Defendants.

CASE No. 08-191-CA

NOTICE OF
FORECLOSURE SALE

NOTICE IS HEREBY
GIVEN pursuant to an Or-
der or Final Judgment en-
tered in Case No.
08-189-CA of the Circuit
Court of the 14TH Judicial
Circuit in and for GULF
County, Florida, wherein,
RBC CENTURY BANK,
Plaintiff, and, PALMER,
MORRIS, et. al., are De-
fendants, I will sell to the
highest bidder for cash at
FRONT LOBBY-OF THE
GULF COUNTY COURT-
HOUSE, Florida, at the
hour of 1.1:00 a.m.,.on the
20th day of November,
2008, the following de-
scribed property:

Issuing Office File No.:
1062-1889471


UNIT 208, Parcel K:

Commence at the North-
west Corner of Govern-
ment Lot 4, in Fractional
Section 36, Township 8
South, Range 12 West,
Gulf County, Florida and
thence run North 00 de-
grees 12 minutes 24 sec-
onds East, along the East-
erly Boundary Line of Gov-
ernment Lot 2 in said Frac-
tional Section 36 for a dis-
tance of 1200.00 feet;
thence leaving said East-
erly Boundary Line of Gov-
.ernment Lot 2 run North 89
degrees 48 minutes 07
seconds West for 66.00
feet; thence run North 89
degrees 47 minutes 34
seconds West for 148.05
feet; thence run South 00
degrees 12 minutes 26
seconds West for 44.84
feet to the POINT OF BE-
GINNING; from said
POINT OF BEGINNING
thence run South 38.00
feet; thence run East for
42.00 feet; thence run
North 38.00 feet; thence
run West for 42.00 feet to
the POINT OF BEGINN-
ING.

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

DATED this 17th day ol
October, 2008.

REBECCA L (BECKY)
NORRIS
Clerk Circuit Court
By: Jasmine Hysmith
Deputy Clerk

IMPORTANT
In accordance with the
Americans with Disabilities
Act persons needing a rea
sonable accommodation
to participate in this pro-
ceeding should no late
than seven 7 days prior
contact the Clerk of the
Court's disability coordina-
tor at PO BOX 826, MARI
ANNA FL 32448
850-718-0026. If hearing o
voice impaired, contact
TDD (800)955-8771 via
Florida Relay System.

GREENSPOON MARDER
PA.,
TRADE CENTRE SOUTH
SUITE 700
100 WEST CYPRESS
CREEK ROAD,
FORT LAUDERDALE, FL
33309
November 6,13, 2008


MOSES J. MEDINA, MO-
SES C. MEDINA and UN-
KNOWN TENANTSS,
Defendants,

CASE NO. 2007-436-CA

NOTICE OF SALE
PURSUANT TO
CHAPTER 45

NOTICE is given pursuant
to a Final Judgment of
Foreclosure dated October
27, 2008, in Case No.
2007-436-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
MOSES J. MEDINA, MO-
SES C. MEDINA AND UN-
KNOWN TENANTS) are
the Defendants, I will sell
to the highest and best
bidder for cash at the front
door of the Gulf County
Courthouse in Port St. Joe,
Gulf County, Florida at
11:00 a.m. on December
11, 2008, the property set
forth in the Final Judgment
of Foreclosure and more
particularly described as
follows'

LOT 13, BLOCK 71, CITY
OF PORT ST. JOE, AC-
CORDING TO THE OFFI-
CIAL MAP THEREOF ON
FILE IN THE OFFICE OF
THE CLERK OF CIRCUIT
COURT 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 sixty (60) days after
the sale.

DATED: October 28, 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
November 6,13, 2008
9057S
REQUEST'
FOR QUALIFICATIONS

The Port St. Joe Port Au
thority (PA) invites the sub
mittal of statements o
qualifications from firms oi
teams interested in provide
ing a broad range of pro-
fessional services include
ing put not limited to engi-
neering, planning, environ
mental, governmental ad
vocacy, port marketing
and other as may be
deemed appropriate to ac
complish the objective of
"new start" port develop
ment as further described
below. This solicitation is
issued pursuant to thi
Consultants Competitivi
Negotiations Act, Sectior
287.055, FS. Submittali
should be in compliance
with that act and other re
lated general laws.

BACKGROUND
The PA's Port St. Joe Por
Master Plan (the Plan) pro
vides the framework for thi
development of various
properties on St. Josepl
Bay and the Gulf County
Canal (the Canal). A cop!
of the Plan in CD forma
may be obtained by mak
ing request to the Port staff
office at 850-229-5240.

The subject properties, to
talking approximately 13(
acres, are identified on thE
attached Figure 2-2 front
that Port Master Plan ani
include "Port Land'
"Parcel A", and "Parcel B
Within the Port Planninc
SArea, and an additional 2'
acres on the "Former Pa
per Mill Site" that include
1,000 feet on the existing!
bulkhead at that site. The
Bulkhead Site is located
on the existing turning ba
sin and ship channel. Th
PA anticipates initiatin!
port cargo operations o
that site immediately while
efforts are underway to de
velop Parcel A as the pe
manent deep water po
Site.
i-
SParcel A is an undeve
oped site, a portion c
r which is a brownfield. Th
primary objective of thi
H RFQ is to secure a tear
with the capabilities an
commitment to acquire th
permitting and funding, t
pr lan and design the infrc
structure and improve
a ments (dredging, bull
head, rail, road, utilities
security, etc.), and to pr(
vide construction manag(
ment to develop the sit
into an operational deea
S water port as quickly a
possible.

L Parcel B is owned by th
PA and the construction
a bulkhead is underway o


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the Canal waterfront of that
site. Parcels A and B are
readily accessible from
each other via a lengthy
grade separation under
the U.S. Highway 98
Bridge; that bridge has a
vertical clearance of 75
feet over the Canal. These
features present opportuni-
ties for Parcel B-to be a
support area for cargo op-
erations initiated either on
the waterfront of the newly
developed Parcel A or on
the Canal waterfront of
Parcel B.

The Port St. Joe Ship.
Channel is a Federal chan-
nel Congressionally au-
thorized to a depth of 35
feet, though maintenance
dredging has not been
performed in many years
and is badly needed. The
Parcel A improvements will
require new deepwater ac-
cess with depth of 35 feet.
The Canal channel is a
part of the Gulf Intracoastal
Waterway and is author-
ized to a depth of twelve
feet; however, the Parcel B
bulkhead is designed for a
depth of 22 feet in antici-
pation of possible deepen-
ing of the Canal to that
property so that some
oceangoing vessels can
access it. In light of these
needs, dredge project per-
mitting and design will be
a major component of the
work effort assigned to the
successful team.

Funding of the improve-
ments is vital and therefore
a priority task of the se-
lected team will be to as-
sist in the pursuit of fund-
ing through all available
channels. The PA is a
member of the Florida
Ports Council and the Flor-
ida Seaport Transportation
Economic Development
Council, is authorized in
statute to secure funding
through bonds, and is an
independent special dis-
trict with members, ap-
pointed by the Governor of
Florida. Each of these rep-
resents funding opportuni-
ties; it is expected that
many others must be ex-
plored, including
public-private partnership,
in order to accomplish the
objective of an operational
deepwater seaport at Port
St. Joe.-Consequently, the
PA welcomes the interest
of potential private part-
ners who may wish to re-
spond to this RFQ. One
likely task of the selected
team is the preparation of
planning, market, and fi-
nancial documents that
could be used to solicit the
interests of private part-
ners or investors or to sup-
port a bond issue, loan, or
combination of funding
mechanisms.

A vital component of fund-
ing is a reliable revenue
stream. As such, it is antic-
ipated that the selected
team must develop and,
after PA approval, imple-
ment a marketing strategy
that will attract customers,
tenants, users, and/or part-
ners to the Port-of Port St.
Joe. There is little if any in-
terest in an expensive print
advertising campaign; in-
stead respondents should
communicate their ideas
and strategy for attracting
customers, users, tenants,
and port-related industry
to the Port St. Joe area as
f the selected team is ex-
r pected to be a vital com-
ponent to a port marketing
effort.
I-
EXPERTISE AND EXPERI-
ENCE
The firm/team selected
through this process will
Sbe engaged to provide to
the PA general planning
a and engineering services,
environmental consulting
Sand permitting services,
s port marketing, advocacy
e at the State and Federal
e levels, and such other ser-
n vices as are required to
s develop the Port proper-
e ties into a functioning sea-
port. Those services are
anticipated to cover the
broad range of disciplines
needed to develop a port,
t including but not limited
to: marine civil, and envi-
e ronmental engineering; fa-
s cility design and planning,
h including buildings, ware-
y houses, etc. and both
y deep and shallow draft
t marine facilities; specifica-
tions and bid document
f preparation; construction
management and over-
sight; application for and
securing of environmental
0 permits; advocacy foi
e funding support; financial
n planning; and such othei
d services as might be re
quired. The information
submitted in response tc
g this RFQ must demon
3 state the respondents
i- comprehensive expertise
s and experience in these di-
g verse areas.
it
d QUALIFICATIONS OF KEY
PERSONNEL
e Responses to this RFC
g should identify the project
n manager/point of contact
e as well as other key per
e- sonnel who are anticipated
r- to be assigned to task
rt and projects for the Port o
Port St. Joe. Information
must be included to show
I- their qualifications and ex
of perience on projects o
e similar scope and magni
s tude.
n
d REFERENCES .
e Responses to this RFC
o should include reference;
a- from at least five clients fo
e- whom each firm has per
k- formed work similar in na
s, ture. Provide client name


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ing address by 5:00 pm on
December 5, 2008. Faxed
or e-mail submittals will
not be accepted.

Port St. Joe Port Authority
Mr. Tommy Pitts,
Port Director
206 Monument Ave.
Port St. Joe, FL 32456
Phone 850-229-5240

Submittals should include
the following sections, for
a total of no more than
forty pages, exclusive of
resumes ahd corporate
brochures.

*Cover letter
SStatement of the
firm's/team's understand-
ing of the objective and
needs of the PA and how
they are prepared and
equipped to meet them
*Overview of
corporate/team qualifica-
tions and experience
*Key management and
technical staff including a
chart showing hourly rates
for the relevant profes-
sional and support person-
nel categories and other
corporate cost factors
*References
*Resumes of key person-
nel
*Company brochures

SELECTION PROCESS
No more than three firms
will be selected to partici-
pate in personal interviews
with the PA based on the
information contained in
the responses to this RFQ.
Interviews with the se-
lected firms will be held in
Port St. Joe. For those
firms selected for an inter-
view, key team members,
including a representative
authorized to make com-
mitments' for the firm
should be present.

ADDITIONAL INFORMA-
TION
All responses to the RFQ
become the property of
the Port Authority. This
RFQ does not commit the
PA to award a contract or
to pay any costs incurred
in the preparation of the
proposal. The PA reserves
the sole right to evaluate
the submitted responses
to this RFQ, waive any ir-
regularity therein, recon-
figure proposed teams, in-
sert added team members,
select consultant, and/or
reject any and all submit-
tals for any reason, should
such be deemed to be in
the best interest of the PA.
State of Florida Public
Records Law Once a final
award is made, all RFQ re-
sponses become a matter
of public record and shall
be regarded by the PA as
public records. The PA
shall not in any way be lia-
ble or responsible for the
disclosure of any such rec-
ords or portions thereof if
the disclosure is made
pursuant to a request un-
der the State of Florida
Public Records Law.

Any questions regarding
this RFQ may be directed
to Mr. Tommy Pitts, Port
Director (telephone
850-229-5240, e-mail
tpitts@gtcom.net).
November 6, 13,2008
9070S
PUBLIC MEETING OF
THE GULF COUNTY
CANVASSING BOARD

The Gulf County Canvass-
ing Board will meet at
10:00 AM EST on Novem-
ber 17, 2008 at the Super-
visor of Elections Office,
401 Long Ave, Port St.
Joe, Florida. This meeting
is open to the public. The
Canvassing Board will
meet to conduct the Post
Election Manual Audit fol-
lowing the November 4,
2008.

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

Linda Griffin
Supervisor of Elections
Gulf County, Florida
November 13, 2008
9074S
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE 14TH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA

SSHERRI M. FOREMAN,
SPetitioner
and
SSIDNEY T FOREMAN,
Respondent.

Case No.: 08-504DR

r NOTICE OF ACTION FOF
I DISSOLUTION OF MAR.
r RIAGE

TO: Sidney T. Foreman
e 424 Spruce Ave
Wewahitchka, FL
YOU ARE NOTIFIED tha
an action has been file
against you and that you
are required to serve
copy of your written de
fenses, if any, to it or
Sherri M. Matthews Fore
1 man whose address it
t 8880 Lighthouse Ave Por
t St. Joe, FL 32456 on o
before December 5, 2008
d and file the original witt
s the clerk of this Court a
f 1000 Cecil Costin Blvd
n Port St Joe, FL 32456, be
fore service on Petitione
or immediately thereafter
f If you fail to do so, a de
fault may be entered
against you for the relief
demanded in the petition.
Copies of all court docu

1 ments in this case, in
s cluding orders, are availa
r ble at the Clerk of the Cir
cuit Court's office. Yoi


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November 13, 20, 27, De-
cember 4, 2008

9136S
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE FOURTEENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND
FOR GULF COUNTY,
FLORIDA

CAPITAL CITY BANK,
Plaintiff,

vs.

MOSES J. MEDINA, MO-
SES C. MEDINA and UN-
KNOWN TENANTSS,
Defendants,

CASE NO. 2007-436-CA

NOTICE OF SALE PUR-
SUANT TO CHAPTER 45

NOTICE is given pursuant
to a Final Judgment of
Foreclosure dated October
27, 2008, in Case No.
2007-436-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
MOSES J. MEDINA, MO-
SES C. MEDINA AND UN-
KNOWN TENANTS) are
the Defendants, I will sell
to the highest and best
bidder for cash at the front
door of the Gulf County
Courthouse in Port St. Joe,
Gulf County, Florida, at
11:00 a.m. on December
11, 2008, the property set
forth in the Final judgment
of Foreclosure and more
particularly described as
follows:

LOT 13, BLOCK 71, CITY
OF PORT ST. JOE, AC-
CORDING TO THE OFFI-
CIAL MAP THEREOF ON
FILE IN THE OFFICE OF
THE CLERK OF THE CIR-
CUIT COURT 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 sixty (60) days after
the sale.

DATED: October 28, 2008

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

Garvin B. Bowden, Esq,
Gardner, Bist, Wieher,
Wadsworth & Bowden PA.
1300 Thomaswood Drive
Tallahasee, Florida 32308
November 13, 20, 2008

9149S
NOTICE
OF PUBLIC SALE

COASTAL TOWING AND
ROADSIDE SERVICE, INC.
gives Notice of Foreclo-
sure of Lien and intent to
sell these vehicles on No-
V ember 26, 2008, on 9:00
a.m. ET at 8082 W. Hwy
98, Port St. Joe, FL 32456,
pursuant to subsection
713.78 of the Florida Stat-
utes, COASTAL TOWING
AND ROADSIDE SERVICE,
INC. reserves the right to
accept or reject any and/or
all bids.

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5353 Sandbar Dr. resolve technical prob- Assembler (Job Code40) The Federal Trade rent dep. 1 yr lease. Call Long Avenue Home Spa- or make offer. 8210 Boats
Hwy98toScenicHwy.30 lems. Applicant must not General Labor Commission 648-8629 or 867-3336 cious and private home, 3 Call 850-402-8015. 8220- Personal Watercraft
toJasminetoSandBarDr. be an undergraduate stu- Mahin Operor Consuctionis America's consumer --br 2 a, large fenced in Realtors Welcome 230 Sailboats
Saturday J am-lpm dent. Starts @ $9.77/hr. 'Mahn (Job Code 47) protection agency. 3 br, 2 ba New home In- yard, front porch, hard- 8 lra aviation
Great Sale! Men and Position Open Until Filled dian Pass Hwy C30 $900wood floors. 3 blocks to 830 Aircraft/Aviation
Women's clothing. Co- with review ofapplications Picker &PackeManufacturing www.fc.govjobscams mo utilities NOT included area shopping, downtown More than your bank. 8320 Road Vehiles
lumbia Shirts, Quality and starting 11/18/08. Package Handler (Job Code 41) 1-877-FTC-HELP 850-227-6404 oand St. Joseph's Bay. b330 Campers & Trailers
Unique Items, Holiday additional info: PlasticWorkers. Monthly rental available at
Decorations, Victrola, www.gulfcoast.edu/hr. $750 per month with $750
Porch Sin Atiqs, GCCC is an Go to www.Emerald message from the FTC Call Gulf Coast Property Cottageoric
Lamps, Fishing Rds EA/EO/M/Fet employer Coas Eastcom CoasobsEastcom and The News Herald 3BR, 1BA House ervic at (85 0 Houe eby
'Sporting Goods, House- or call us at or call us at Classified Advertising _Sovsetf8r)sa-7eby
hold Items. Department 208 10th St. owner, Apalachicola, 2 Boat Trailer, new axel, no
Gu8fCoasy 866-769-5627 866-769-5627 br, 2 ha, historic ct lights, $200, Trailer, mili-
KK: Port St. Joe. HWY 98GulfCoa 866-and use and usePort St. Joe tage. 3 city lots, pool, tary 1.5 ton, M105, $700,
KK=gPortbSt..Joe.HWY98 ,'s, and use and use Job Code pool house, guest 1950 Studebaker Chai-
(right by Paul's BBQ) Sat Job Code 24 listed above to (850) 675-4727 Mexico Beach very nice 3 house, privacy fenced pion, all original, runs and
11/15 9am-lpm. Cancelled web ld#34015415 /J bo e te o 2 br, 2 ba. 313 Hatley Dr. yardTotally revated looks great, $7000, 1971
if raining. mens/womens/ to complete your job complete your job y a T. Close to beach, $950 mo yardM35, Military, 6x6, not un-
kids clothes, hshld goods seeker profile seeker profile + $500 de50,000. Call ning, $2000, 1984 inter-
8+ $500 ep. Call ning, $2000, 1984 inter-
also selling wigs, hair ex- MINI STEl 706-882-0683 850-841-0707 national Bus, automatic,
tensions, ChrisFood's e ices/HSto Joe o Port St. Joe- br, 2a, 1 68K miles, runs good,
KK: Food Services/Hospitality monster o onster18 7th cg, big yard, corner lot, Older 2 br ,1 ba house in $2500, 2006 F350 XL,
Kt Pt o. 51h12Fr CUSTOMERS ........ ..-. .......... BUSINESS FNAN 9 6200 n paint ext, 9/08new Hiland Viw, needs work, pickup, crewcab, long
Strtools ando i5ts 8 ofu W NE-/ C R WILLNAN"....,......roof, tile kitchen & baths, w/ 56 x 135 ft lot, City S/W, bed, auto, air, diesel, war-
niture, tools d WANTED A service of A s e of 5100- Business 3285 Garrison Ave. Call across from new park, ranty, good work truck,
nituc.to an__ TRAIN Werve Asericeof Opportunities 814 7400 850545-4605 $75K Call 827-2992 $21K, 2008 F150 XL,
misc. TRAIN The Star The Star 5110 Money to Lend gowars@mailchileseon.kl2.l.us Pickup auto, air, 6 cyl, war
Port St Joe, 624 Gulf Aire The NEW management of ranty, 8000 miles, $14,900,
Dr, Fri and Sat 8am-lpm; GRACIE O'MALLY'S PUB As Cal 850-227-3349 or 1102
lots of CDs, DVDs, VHS AND EATERY has ac- Mach America's AveAPSJ0
Tapes, and miscellaneous quired the services of M.- 'A A Available Dec. lst MiniPort St Joe 3b 1 ha OwnerFinance J-
items. Award Winning Chef Wil- INTERVIEW OWI, B 0 sq.ft. l CH&A, fenced yard, w/, 1 sfHomes ateontce
Port St. Joe 129 Hunter liam Gillespie and Mark INTERVIEW NOW! Consisting of Storage $800/mo + util. Cal r 1 es fro o
Circle, Sat. Nov 15th, 8a-? Heinemnn (of Beach- Monster Match 3- ffi ces i 507-744-3530 Beach, also 3 and 4 br TH
et. prepare our fresh new rea- to assigns a professional Monster Match 1-ADA Bathroom m f o elvg
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e _sonably priced menu. job seeker with each assigns a professional 500 sq.ft. Warehouse 8- amenities, Call Ron w/a 4 ft tip out in the living
Port St. Joe Frank Pate Wanted: Past customers to employerto hand-match each 0.00/m Gross 0 229-200-3221 room asking $4900
Park Sat 15th from 8-? try dining with us again but c $850.00/m Gross 2298014V2292003221 room. sig 40
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HugeMult necessary Our bene Ths s a FREE service! employer. America's Climate and 1800 sf Homes, Waterfront Island and St. James Bay
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Dr. Robert King SATURDAYS and a FULL job seeker 229-200-3221 Group at 850-249-3615. best offer (850)-24-8856
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325 Long Ave .Simmons Bayou starting at you job that matches job seeker profile to i Or t. oe om m er ia
DA MONDAY (WNEd your skills, experience hundreds of top locale
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Tuesday) or call 229-1779 in 300 job
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for the following you a job that matches 319 Reid Avenue
positions: your skills, experience 1350sf occupant ready oflce or retail, lujrnlshed $1000/mo
Dental and preferences. NNN
(Job Code SS) 317 Williams Avenue
Health Care Assistants INTERVIEW NOW 1800sf tenant improvements negotiable; $1800/mo gross
(Job Code 57) for the following 325 Reid Avenue
Medical Records positions: 4500sf flex space; corner location; $2500/mo gross RE IE D E IUV ER Y !
i(Job Code 58) Owner Operator 309 Reid Avenue = -I L r
Medical Technicians Company Driver: 6000sf renovated shell space; occupant ready; $4500/mo mod-
(Job Code 56) Over the Road gross
Victory. Service Company Driver: 310 Reid Avenue
James Victory Land Clearing demolition, Medical Therapists Local RouteOelivery 5750sf Suite B; perfect for clothing furniture retailer; $3000/mo
850-227-8419 dirt hauling, and septic. (JobCode 53) Truck Mechanic NNN
!! Your Safety Net!! Free Estimates, low prices Nursing TowTruck Driver Office Space
Motivational Therapist Lic& Ins. 850-527-0441 iJob Code 521
Companion Sitter 202 Marina Drive
Services Pharmacy Gotowww.Emerald 680sf well appointed office suite; $800/mo gross (incl. utilities) _
(JobCode 54) CoastJobsEast.com (Bayside Building)
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Go to www.Emerald 866-769-5627 1116sf Suite C; finished office space; lobby area with two office Chrysler 1 eep M itsubishi
No Job Too Small Elec. & or call us at and use suites and filing/storage room; $1000/mo NNN


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Only. 850-814-7506 or SERVICE. Perfect alterna- and use Job Code to complete your job 1000sf move-in ready; $900/mo gross
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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL 0 THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2008 0 11B


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






B 12 I The Star


County celebrates United Way Day


Gulf County officials proclaimed Monday,
Nov. 10 as United Way Day as they prepare
to kickoff their 2008 United Way Campaign.
Gulf County employees were treated to a
cookout hosted by the county commission-
ers. The event took place from 11:30 a.m. to
1:30 p.m. EST behind the main courthouse
and in front of the Sheriff's Office and jail.
United Way of Northwest Florida allows
employees of Gulf County to make a chari-
table donationn through payroll deduction.
Employees also are able to designate the
money they donate to one of United Way of
Northwest Florida's affiliated agencies as
well as any non-profit agency.
Donations to the United Way of North-
west Florida remain in the six counties it
serves and are overseen by local volunteers.
Forty-six local United Way agencies offer a
gamut of services ranging from pre-natal
care for expectant mothers to support for
peoplewith a terminal disease and everyone
in between. Funds raised during the annual
community campaign benefit the following
Gulf County agencies:
American Red Cross, Central Panhandle
Chapter
America's Second Harvest of the Big
Bend Inc.
BASIC of Northwest Florida Inc.
Bay, Franklin, Gulf Healthy Start Coali-
tion
Boy Scouts of America, Gulf Coast Coun-
cil
Catholic Charities
Chemical Addictions Recovery Effort
Children's Home Society
Covenant Hospice
Epilepsy Association of the Big Bend


CITY OF PORT ST. JOE
ST. JOE BEACHES SEWER


Family Service Agency
Girl Scout Council of the Apalachee Bend
Gulf Coast Children's Advocacy Center
Gulf County ARC and Transportation
Gulf County Community Development
Corp.
Gulf County Senior Citizens Association
Habilitative Services of North Florida
Life Management Center of Northwest
Florida Inc.
North Florida Child Development Inc.
The Salvation Army
The Salvation Army Domestic Violence
and Rape Crisis Program
Second Chance of Northwest Florida
United Way First Call for Help


PROJECT #019.133


NOTICE TO RECEIVE SEALED BIDS

The City of Port St. Joe will receive sealed bids from any qualified person,
company or corporation interested in providing underground utility con-
struction services for the following project:

ST. JOE BEACHES SEWER

The St. Joe Beaches Sewer Project is a low pressure collection and trans-
mission system. The collection system includes approximately 63,000 LF
of 2" and 3" HDPE force main, 5,000 LF of 4" thru 8" PVC force main, and
approximately 500 service connections. The transmission system includes
approximately 2,800 LF of 8" PVC force main, 4,600 LF of 10" PVC dry
line, 12,500 LF of 14" PVC force main and two (2) lift stations including
all site work, pumps, and related yard piping proposed in the construction
drawings.

Plans and specifications can be obtained at Preble-Rish, Inc., 324 Marina
Diive, Port St. Joe, Florida 32456, (850) 227-7200. The bid must conform
to Section 287.133(3) Florida Statutes, on public entity crimes.

Completion date for this project will be 300 days from the date of the No-
tice to Proceed presented to the successful bidder.

Liquidated damages for failure to complete the project on the specified date
will be set at $500.00 per day.

Please indicate on the envelope that this is a sealed bid, for the "St. Joe
Beaches Sewer".

Bids will be received until 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time, on December 11.
2008 at the City of Port St. Joe City Hall, 305 Cecil G. Costin Sr. Blvd,
Port St. Joe, Florida 32456, and will be opened and read aloud at 3:15 P.M.
Eastern Time. The City of Port St. Joe is an Equal Opportunity Employer/
Handicapped Accessible/Fair Housing Jurisdiction.

Cost for Plans and Specifications will be $500.00 per set and is non-refund-
able. Checks should be made payable to PREBLE-RISH, INC.

The City of Port St. Joe reserves the right to reject any and all bids. All Bids
shall remain firm for a period of sixty days after the opening. A mandatory
Pre-Bid Conference shall be held at the office of Preble-Rish, Inc., 324 Ma-
rina Drive, Port St. Joe, Florida (850) 227-7200 at 10:00 am Eastern Time,
November 20, 2008. Prequalification packages must be received at the Port
St. Joe Preble-Rish office prior to the Pre-Bid Conference.

All bidders shall comply with all applicable State and local laws concern-
ing licensing registration and regulation of contractors doing business to
the State of Florida.


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RUS Bulletin 1780-26
Exhibit D
9/2003

Advertisement for Bids
City of Port St. Joe
Owner
PO. Box 278
Address
Port St. Joe, FL 32457

Separate sealed Bids for the construction of

"FDOT & Utility Infrastructure Improvements for Sacred
Heart on the Gulf Project"

The scope of this project includes providing water and sewer infrastruc-
ture to the new Sacred Heart Hospital. Additionally, U.S. 98 improve-
ments are proposed as part of this project.

will be received by
City of Port St. Joe

at the office of
City Hall, 305 Cecil G. Costin Sr. Blvd, Port St. Joe, FL 32456

until 9:00 AM, (Eastern Time) November 26, 2008, and then at said
office publicly opened and read aloud on November 26, 2008. at 10:00
AM (Eastern Time)..

The Contract Documents may be examined at the following location:
Preble-Rish, Inc.. 324 Marina Drive, Port St. Joe, FL 32456

Liquidated damages for failure to complete the project on the specified
date will be set at $1,000.00 per day.

Please indicate on the envelope that this is a sealed bid, for the "FDOT &
Utility Infrastructure Improvements for Sacred Heart on the Gulf Proj-
ect".

A mandatory pre-bid meeting will be held at 1:30 P.M. Eastern Standard
Tirpe on November 18, 2008 at the Port St. Joe Preble-Rish office.

Copies of the Contract Documents may be obtained at the Issuing Office,
Preble-Rish, Inc., located at 324 Marina Drive, Port St. Joe, FL 32456
upon payment of $200.00 for each set.

The City of Port St. Joe reserves the right to reject any and all bids. All
Bids shall remain firm for a period of sixty days after the opening.

All bidders shall comply with all applicable State and local laws concern-
ing licensing registration and regulation of contractors doing business to
the State of Florida.


Thursday, November 13, 2008


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