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Thursday, FEBRUARY 19, 2009


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Public school levy ballots to be mailed next week


By Tim Croft
Star News Editor
The ballots are in the mail.
Or at least they will be as
of Feb. 25, next Wednesday, as
the county gedrs up to decide
whether to provide an additional
mill levy for public school opera-
tions.
The election is being conduct-'
ed by mail-out ballot. Military
ballots, both domestic and over-
seas, have already been sent as
required by law, but Supervisor
of Elections Linda Griffin said
the county's registered voters
should begin seeing their bal-
lots in the mail by the end of next
week.
Monday was book closing for
the election and Griffin must
wait to see if any registrations or
changes to election information
arrived by mail on Tuesday or
Wednesday, provided it is post-
marked no later than Monday.


Griffin said her office is also
in the process of activating any
17-year-olds who will turn 18 by
- the March 17 referendum date
so they will also be permitted to
vote.
Once her office cleans up that
final bit of housekeeping, the vot-
ing list will be sent to the vendor
who will mail out the ballots no
later than Feb. 25.
"That's the earliest we could
send these ballots out," Griffin
said. "They are ready to go."
The ballot has a single ques-
tion on it should the school
district be permitted to levy an
additional mill for operating pur-.
poses beginning this year. Voters
will simply mark "yes" or "no"
and seal the ballot.
Such ballots are treated much
like absentee ballots. There will
be a set of instructions for voters
to follow, but the important step
is signing the back of the ballot
before submitting.


"They sign certifying their
vote on the back and we match
the signature with the one we
have on file," Griffin said. Any
ballot on which' the signature
does not match will be placed
aside for the canvassing board
to review and either reject or ac-
cept.
"It is very important that they
(voters) follow the instructions
with the ballot and sign it on the
back," Griffin said.,
Ballots must be returned to
Griffin's office no later than 7
p.m. ET on March 17.
"We don't care how we get
them, whether they are mailed
in or brought m, but they have to
be here by 7 p.m. on March 17.
If it's even 10 seconds late it will
not be counted," Griffin said.
There is no. limit as to the
number of ballots an individual
can bring into Griffin's office, but
all must be properly signed and
sealed.


"It is very important
that (voters) follow
the instructions with
the ballot and sign it
on the back."

Linda Griffin
Supervisor of Elections
The school district is encour-
aging voters on the north end of
the county to drop their ballots
-off at any of the Wewahitchka
schools, but there is nd Supervi-
sor of Elections office in Wewa-
hitchka nor is the school district
establishing any central drop-off
point.
The responsibility of ensur-
ing a ballot is back to Griffin by
March 17 is entirely the respon-
sibility of the voter.
During more than a month


of speaking to forums and or-
ganizations around the county,
Superintendent Tim Wilder has
strongly made his case for the
additional mill, which given cur-
rent property values would bring
about $2.5 million to the district
for operating expenses.
The case is straightforward,
particularly after the district
was forced to cut roughly $2 mil-
lion and more than 40 jobs, 18
instructional, from the budget
prior to the current school year.
Without additional operating
funds, the district could have
trouble making payroll as soon
as May and more layoffs would
be likely before the end of the
school year.
And on top of that, the district
absorbed one budget cut from
the state last month and is likely
to absorb another before the
school year is out.
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Dr. Robert King, a Port St. Joe dentist for over 60 years,
passed away at his home on. Monday. He was 84.




Farewell to a King


DESPINA WILPIAMS I The Star
At a surprise ceremony last Wednesday, Gulf County School Superintendent Tim Wilder
named Port St. Joe Elementary reading coach Karen Odom the district's Teacher of the Year.
A fairy-tale themed mural painted by Odom is visible behind them on the media center's
walls.


By Despina Williams
Star Staff Writer

As much as she wanted to boast about Karen
Odom's selection as Gulf County Teacher of the
Year, Melissa Ramsey could only claim partial
bragging rights.
"She's actually ours and the high schools',"
said Ramnsey, Port St. Joe Elementary School's
principal. "I can't even claim her 100 percent.
They won't let me."
* Though officially an itinerant reading coach,
Odom was nominated for the school-wide Teach-
er of the Year honor by her elementary school
peers.
After receiving the district-wide title during
a surprise ceremony last Wednesday, Odom will
now vie for the state-wide honor, sponsored by
the Florida Department of Education and Ma-
cy's department stores.
Odom, who hails from St. Louis, earned heri
master's degree in reading and language arts
from Florida State University and is a state cer-
tified reading coach.
.'A 10-year district veteran, Odom now divides


her time between Port St. Joe elementary and
high schools, where she is known as an efficient
multi-tasker.
She serves as a reading coach/specialist at
both schools and teaches reading. writing and
science courses at the elementary school. Addi-
tionally, Odom hosts reading workshops for both
faculties, conducts assessments and works one-
on-one with teachers to build reading strategies
and classroom libraries.
A tour through the elementary school reveals
several Odom touches.
Each grade-level hallway now features a com-
prehensive word wall: a fairy-tale themed mural,
complete with castle, brightens the media cen-
ter; and students dine not in a lunchroom, but in
the "Jungle Junction."
'"I wanted to transform the school into a living
literacy center," said Odom, who designed the
lunchroom mural to be used for teaching jungle
and rainforest habitats in science classes.
The murals are just one example of Odom's
create approach to teaching. "She's not scared

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By Despina Williams
Star Staff Writer

For decades, Dr. Robert
King was Port St. Joe's lone
dentist.
He pulled teeth, filled cavi-
ties and occasionally awak-
ened .in the middle of the
night to repair a broken jaw. "I
didn't mind getting up for an
accident, but I wouldn't get up
for a toothache," he recalled
with a smile in 2008.
As technology advanced
and competitors moved in on
his turf, King continued to ply
his trade for 60 years.
In recent years, he scaled
back his hours to three days
a week, working Monday
through Wednesday. at his
Long Avenue office.
Being active kept King
feeling young.
He tended his garden, lent
a hand in community projects
and attended regular servic-
es at First United Methodist
Church.
On Sunday, he joined his
wife, Janet, and 13 other cou-.
ples for a church service hon-


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Letters to the Editor................. A5
Sports A9-11
Obituaries B5


oring those who'd been mar-
ried more than half a century.
The following morning,
King passed away quietly in
his sleep at his Port St. Joe
home. He was 84.

Private King
King was born in the rural
community of Luveme, Ala.
(population 2,500) on Oct. 8,
1924.
His father, Christopher,
owned a meat market until
the Great Depression forced
him to close his business and
take a job at the local saw-
mill.
King graduated from Lu-
verne High School and com-
pleted one year at Auburn
University when he received
his draft notice.
He was 18, and his mother,
Ethel Mae, was heartbroken.
"I can see my mother stand-
ing on the corer right now
crying because her son was
going, but everybody else's
son was going, too," King told
The Star in 2008.
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King would not take up
arms in World War II.
After completing Infan-
try Replacement Training
at Camp Fannin in Tyler,
Tex., King was selected
for the Army Specialized
'Training Program.
"The Army knew there'd
be a gap between dentists
and physicians for the next
few years," noted King, who
enrolled in Washington Uni-
versity in St. Louis, Mo.
After studying dentistry
for one term, King received
his acceptance letter from
Emory University's dental
school.
The Army released him
after less than a year and a
half of service.
The GI Bill funded
King's studies in Atlanta,
and he made friends with
many fellow veterans.

New in town
After finishing dental
school, King dfd not know
where he would land.
To give himself the most
possible options, King took
(and passed) the Dental
Board Exams in Alabama,
Georgia and Florida.
Upon completing his
last exam in Jacksonville,
King encountered a travel-
ing dental supply salesman
who set him on his future
path.
The salesman told King
that Port St. Joe's dentist,
Bill Lewis, was poised to
retire, and the city would
require a replacement.
In the summer of 1948,
King boarded a Jacksonville
bus bound for Panama City.,
When he awakened from
a long nap, he'd missed his
Port St. Joe connection,
and hailed a taxi. Fiften dol-
lars later, King arrived in
the city on a barely paved
two-lane road.
Much like Luverne, Port
St. Joe was a small, one-in-
dustry town.
The St. Joe Paper Com-
pany mill, founded a decade
earlier, provided work for
the majority of residents,
who lived in nearly identi-
cal homes built on 47-1/2
foot lots.
King would recall an as-
semblage of quirky Port St.
_


Joe characters.
There was "the broad,
no neck" former college
tackle Jack Prince, who
ran a bar where the Look-
out Lounge is today; Police
Chief Buck 'Griffin, who
rarely physically arrested
criminals, but sent word for
them to report to jail; and
the 300-pound deputy who
caused the department's
sole patrol car to lean to
one side.

Old school
In Port St. Joe, King set
up shop in a two-story build-
ing across from the current
CVS Pharmacy.
The building, owned by
the late Sally Costin, also
housed the Modern Beauty
Salon and Wall Electric
Company.
In the fashion of the
times, King's dental office,
with its single examination
room, was housed on the
second floor.
With the nearest oral
surgeons in Pensacola and
Thomasville, Ga., King per-
formed surgeries such as
root canals for $100 a pop.
Dentistry in the late
1940s was not for the faint
of heart.
Pain was part of the ex-
perience, evidenced by the
occasional blood-curdling
scream emanating from
King's office.
King recalled one fe-
male helper who quit after
only two days on the job:
"She said, 'I have not been
able to eat 'since I started
that."'
He finally found a reli-
able helper in Mary Carmel
Griffin, his assistant for the
last 37 years.
In his 60 years in the
business, King witnessed
many technological and
cultural changes that im-
pacted the dental profes-
sion.
The high speed drill
saved dentists time and
effort, and a media culture
that prized straight, white
teeth made cosmetic den-
tistry a highly lucrative
business.
Though he made tooth
whitening available to his
patients, King mostly stuck


Dr. Robert King was a Private First Class in the
U.S. Army during World War II and completed his
dentistry training under the GI Bill.


with what he knew.
He never added teeth
straightening or other cos-
metic procedures to his
repertoire.
Despite the bad press
they received, King favored
amalgam fillings, made of
liquid mercury and an alloy
powder, and worried that
modern crowns were "too
white they don't match
the other teeth."

Dying breed
Possessed of a strong
work ethic, King worked
six days a week for many
years, and held down a side
job as chief broiler cook at
the Fish House restaurant
in Mexico Beach, which he
and Janet founded.
King met the former
Janet Whitaker, a farm girl
from Montrose, Ga., when
she arrived in Port St. Joe
to take a teaching job.
Married for 59 years, the
couple had three children:
Karen, Chris and Cuyler.
King vouched for his-
wife's cooking expertise at
the restaurant: "Mrs. King


is a good cook. Man, she
can cook."
In addition to his busi-
nesses, King was also ac-
tively involved in the Port
St. Joe Kiwanis Club, which
he joined in December
1948.
Of his many Kiwanis
Club projects, King was
most proud of the club's
establishment of part-time
and full-time scholarships
at the Gulf Coast Commu-
nity College Gulf/Franklin
Center.
King served as a trustee
of the college for 27 years.
To commemorate his
recent 84th birthday, the Ki-
wanis Club presented King
with two gifts a dirt cake
and balloon that read "Old-
er Than, Dirt."
Though King would la-
ment the lack of respect
shown to him by his fel-
low Kiwanians, his peers
thought the world of him.
"He was a good man and
that's a dying breed," said
fellow Kiwanian Linda Grif-
fin. "We have lost so many
true Southern gentlemen


Robert King and his wife, Janet, were married for 59
years and had three children.


at Kiwanis and they are a
dying breed. We will miss
him."

'How great I am'
Despite some reserva-
tions, King shared his life
story with The Star last fall.
During an initial discus-
sion of his Luverne child-,
hood, King set down a 'few
ground rules.
"I feel like I've had a
pretty unremarkable life,"
he said, eyes narrowing. "I
don't want you to make me
into something I'm not."
After receiving assur-
ances that no one at the
newspaper intended to em-
barrass him, King contin-
ued with his story.
Over the next few weeks,
King recalled his family's
struggles during the Great
Depression, his brief Army
service and studies under
the GI Bill.
He remembered star-
ing down a glass filled with
black water upon his arrival
in Port St. Joe, and wonder-
ing about his future pros-


pects.
He had not known what
to make of the sleepy town.
when he first arrived in
the summer of 1948, but
he seemed glad to have
stayed.
After the article hit the
stands on.Nov. 27 2008, King
appeared at the Star office
to give his review.
"There are two kinds of
stories," he began. "One is
a history, which was what
you wrote. And the other
is where you tell everyone
how great I am."
King flashed his big
smile.
Though he did not live
to read another telling of
his life story, King would be
pleased to know that it oc-
casionally favored the sec-
ond type.
"This town has suffered
a huge loss for his passing,"
said city attorney, Russ
Scholz. "This community
has lost a great man."

*Star News Editor Tim
Croft contributed to this
story.


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Thursday, February 19, 2009


Our VIEW


The money trail


By Dave Maddox
Contributing Writer

The Great Depres-
sion challenged people
to do everything they
could to survive and
provide a living for
their families. During
this time, Mr. Charles
Beard and Mr. Jim
Sealey, along with their
families, lived in White
City.
Mr. Beard was em-
ployed in the turpen-
tine industry by Mr.
Belin and Mr. Bullard.
Mr. Sealey operated the
pontoon bridge to facili-
tate traffic across the
canal. He also owned a
small store and gas sta-
tion near the canal.
At this time, our part
of the state was open
range to livestock, so
most families owned
a milk cow and a few
hogs, Mr. Sealey in-
cluded. His cow had a
bull yearling about half
grown. These animals
provided milk and oc-
casional hog to butcher
for meat.
Fishing in the lake
and along the canal was
good, so this helped put
food on the table. Mr.
Beard and Mr. Sealey
also kept some bees in
the lake swamps to help
generate a little more
income.
A bear began to de-
stroy their bee hives,
so they set a trap near
the hives and caught
the bear. Initially, they
planned to kill the bear
but changed their mind.
They took him to White
City and chained him to
a post across the road
from Mr. Sealey's store
for people to see, then
erected a fence around
the bear to keep people
at a safe distance.
The bread truck de-
livered bread about
twice a week to Mr.
Sealey's store. The
driver would feed some
of the old bread he had
removed from the store
shelves to the gentle
yearling. As the year-
ling grew, he watched
for the bread man and


upon hearing the truck,
would meet the driver
for the old bread.
On one of these trips,
the driver brought
along a teenager to help
on the delivery route.
When they arrived at
Mr. Sealey's store, the
driver instructed the
young fellow to take
some of the old bread
across the road and
throw it to the bear.
Having never seen a
bear before, he was cu-
rious, as well as a little'
frightened, but quite
focused on his goal
and totally unaware of
the yearling that was
following close behind
him expecting to get
some bread.
When the teenager
was within throwing
distance, he threw the
bread toward the bear.
As the bear charged
toward the bread, he
frightened the young
fellow, and as the young
fellow turned to run,.
he was face-to-face
with the yearling: This
scared the yearling and
he snorted.
Being caught be-
tween the bear and the
young bull was more
than the young fellow
had anticipated, so he
started yelling and run-
ning. The bread truck
driver finally retrieved
him from the swamp
and calmed him down.
As mentioned earli-
er, it was an open range
area, and livestock
roamed at will. Mr. Less
Griffin, a crusty old fel-
low from Wewahitchka,
owned some cows that
ranged around White
City.
One day as he was
checking on his herd, he
determined an old long-
horn had given birth
to a calf, so he walked
closer to check things
out. The cow was in no
mood for visitors, so
she started chasing Mr.
Less, who made a quick
decision to jump over
the fence and share the
pen with the bear rather
than chance those long
horns on the cow.


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


Port St. Joe taxpayers should
be wondering, in the words of that
1960s song: Where has all the money
gone?
And commissioners should be
doing more than pointing fingers in
coming up with answers.
Judging by a recent financial
workshop, a city that was once flush
is now facing thin times, and resi-
dents are already paying.
Overviews, of the city's financial
by Manager Charlie Weston high-
lighted that some folks down at city
hall were following the lead of the
county and treating public dollars as
Monopoly play money.
Only in toughening times, it doesn't
seem like much fun, and if he is go-
ing to be much of a state attorney for
the circuit, newly-elected Glenn Hess
ought to be paying attention.
The most egregious actions that
have been taken in recent years have
been the way the water fund, or rath-
er the money earmarked for the city's
new water plant, has been handled.
What seems clear, if Weston's
representation is accurate, is that
the water fund was used much like
Congress uses Social Security and
the Florida legislature uses lottery
revenue: as a chunk of change to
move around the ledger to make it
balance.
Money from the water fund, which
in large part was comprised of the
$12.5 million The St. Joe Company
paid in upfront tap fees for WindMark
Beach, a city windfall given the drop
off the cliff of the real estate mar-
ket the past two years, was used for
some $1.5 million in projects unrelat-
ed to actual construction of the water
plant.
Weston asserted the projects were
related to the water plant, but in re-
ality, their relation to construction of
the water plant, which comes on line
in April, was akin to distant cousins
not seen for decades.


And the city still owes some $2.5
million on the plant, according to
Weston's presentation.
For residents, who listened as
city officials four or so years ago pro-
nounced again and again that water
rates would not go up for existing
residents because of that largesse
from The St. Joe Company, because
of all this money what would pay for
a cutting edge new water plant, there
is a special betrayal here.
Not only have rates gone up once,
but also they are about to go up again
and might again before the year is
out, on top of a rise in garbage rates.
For folks on fixed incomes, who
are barely scraping by as it is, there
is no protection, such as a homestead
exemption on property taxes.
And a pledge that was made sever-
al years ago by elected officials in the
face of repeated questioning by skep-
tics turns out to be empty words.
The revelation during this work-
shop that the water plant was es-
sentially designed on the fly due to
changes in scope and taxpayer
dollars devoted to the project is
certainly a unique way to construct a
$12 million facility that is now slated
to come in at more than $20 million.
Consider that the city owes anoth-
er $650,000 or so for an offsite sewer
lift station for WindMark Beach that
St. Joe has no use for, and, therefore,
no need to pay for, turns the convo-
luted and costly effort to annex Wind-
Mark Beach several years ago the
definition of cart preceding horse.
This is 'what can happen when
the motivation is more, more, more
- particularly more tax money.
Weston also noted that the city can
"pull off" a list of 10 infrastructure
projects variously close to budget, a
comment that with WindMark and,
the water plant as backdrop seems
like wishing on a star.
Compounding the situation for the
city is that in essence, city officials


can't really account for all the money
in the kitty.
The individual in charge of effec-
tively keeping the city's check ledger
every day failed to do so accurately
for a period of months, if not more
than a year, and this individual's su-
pervisor, the former city manager,
seems to have let personal judgment
interfere with his professional judg-
ment time and again.
This is the same city manager
who put the city on the hook for all
the ongoing infrastructure projects
- not necessarily a bad thing with
aging foundations around the city
- but seemed ill-prepared for the
bills that would come due, hence the
moving of water plant funds all over
the budget.
That there is enough smoke there
to indicate a potentially inappropri-
ate relationship between boss and
employee in the workplace adds to
the bonfire city commissioners must
suddenly douse.
Four years ago, the city had some
$9 million in the bank and deals with
The St. Joe Company to bring on line
a new water plant and wastewater
treatment plant without taking an ad-
ditional dime from current residents.
Today, the city has raised water,
sewer and garbage rates; gone out
for a short-term loan, interest at tax-
payer expense; and is considering an-
other just to cover operating costs.
There might or might not be miss-
ing money in sums that would make
taxpayers shudder, and city officials
are just hoping something large
doesn't jump from under the next
overturned rock.
Pointing fingers is not a solution.
Commissioners must have a plan,
and they can't do it on the fly like the
water plant.
Confidence in elected officials is
crucial, particularly in tough times,
and right now confidence is waver-
ing.


It was always the kids


I ran into Joe Ferolito at
an eatery in Bristol. He was
over there helping someone
out, which seemed perfectly
natural to me. Joe has been
in the helping someone out
business as long as I have.
known him.
"H9w are your boys?" he
asked as we shook hands.
Joe likes to keep track of
"his" people. Josh got to
be a Ferolito boy one sum-
mer back in the early '90s. I
thought Quincy was a heck
of a drive just to play base-
ball. But we didn't have a
team for Josh's age group.
He, "Adam Ball" and Eric
Ramsey went looking for a
place to play. And Joe was
there to help.
"Daddy," I can still re-
member the excitement,
"Mr. Joe said I could play
center field and he might
let me pitch some. Mr. Joe
thinks I can lead off. Mr.
Joe said we were going
to be good. Mr. Joe said
we were going to have
fun. Dad, it is going to be
great!" Josh wasn't wor-
ried about the miles or the
cost or the weather or the
price of tea in China ... and
certainly not any inconve-
nience incurred by dear old
dad; Mr. Joe was giving him
a chance to play baseball!
I liked this "Mr. Joe" guy
before I ever met him. Any-
one that takes an interest
in my children.
In the ensuing years, our
paths have crossed on ball
yards all over Northwest
Florida. Usually, he was
the umpire, always smil-
ing, seemingly oblivious
to any shortcomings in his
eyesight or judgment that
I might be loudly pointing
out to him. And in between


close plays at second and secutive big league games.
fourth-quarter free throws, Nobody but Joe would
he'd be passing out gum to remember these guys! And
players on both sides. He he was just getting started!
seemed to be having more. He brought up Ted Klusze-
fun than anyone. wski. Which led
For Joe, it was al- naturally to Johnny
ways the kids. Temple, Roy Mc-
I hope they have Millan, Wally Post,
a clue! G us Bell ... he was
I gave him the going down the
run down on Josh Reds starting line-
and Jess in between up in the mid-'50s.
bites of chicken and I threw in Ed Bai-
creamed corn. He HUNKER DOWN ley, a catcher, from
leaned forward Kesley (olbert .Strawberry Plains,
when I got down Tenn., just so he
to the expected twin girls. would know I was paying
His eyes lit up and the fa- attention.
mous smile opened wide. He reminded me of Joe
He was still interested in Nuxhall's major league
Josh! And he laughed out pitching debut when he
loud about the prospects was 15 years old. We cov-
of Josh changing two dia- ered Harvey Haddix's near
pers at once. Of course, perfect game in 1959. We
he quickly pointed out. that remembered the greatness
girl's softball was really a of Sandy Koufax. And we
great sport. didn't leave out Bob Pur-
Mr. Joe was still making key, Dick Groat, Joe Ad-
out the line-up! cock, Gene Freeze or Andy
Talk quickly moved to Pafko. I was down to the
my beloved St. Louis Car- peach cobbler when we got
dinals. Joe brought up Stan around to Willie, Mickey
Musial and Red Schoendi- and the Duke.
est. Two of my all time fa- Joe didn't read about
vorites! And then he men- these guys in a book! He,
tioned Dale Long and Jim like me, saw them on the
Greengrass. I liked to have radio. KMOX in St. Louis,
choked on my okra! You've KDKA in Pittsburg and
got to love this! Jim Green- WCKY in Cincinnati would
grass was an outfielder bring the players right into
signed by the Yankees back your living room! Harry Ca-
in 1944. He kicked around ray did the Cardinal games.
in the minors for several Bob Prince described the
years before surfacing Roberto-Clemente-led Pi-
for the Cincinnati Reds in rates and Waite Hoyt was
1952. He was their regular the voice of the Cincinnati
left-fielder in '53 and '54 be- Reds.
fore drifting into baseball I sat down to fill my
oblivion. Dale Long play- belly, but I had been
ing mostly for the Pirates speed warped back to a
and the Cubs, and his only time where the grass was
claim to fame was he once greener, the pace slower,
hit homeruns in eight con- life a tad less complicated;


you didn't have nothing, but
you gladly shared it with
your neighbors. And a late-
inning home run by Stan
the Man or Frank Robinson
won the game for his team
and lifted the spirits of little
hearts in back water places
like McKenzie, Tenn., and
Ebro, Fla. What a delight!
You only get to be young
once ... and Joe had carried
me back with him.
I hated it when the peach
cobbler and tea ran out.
I thought about thank-
ing him for the individual
time he gave Josh a decade
and a half ago. I should, at
least, acknowledge the gen-
tle nudge he had given to
many young people on that
twisting, winding, question-
ing road of life. I let it go for
another time.
He out fumbled me for
the check and shook my
hand again warmly as we
stood up to go. "Tell your
beautiful wife and the boys
I said hello."
I enjoyed an excellent
lunch. Joe paid for it. And
we talked real baseball for
an hour. You talk about a
trifecta!
I called Josh as soon as I
got home. You could feel his
face light up from 500 miles
away. "Dad, remember the
Rotary Bowl in Quincy?
Mr. Joe announced the
game, then came down
and gave out the trophies
when it ended and invited
both teams over to the gym
where he had a meal ready
for everyone. Mr. Joe did it
all, Dad!"
And so he did. And it was
always about the kids..

Respectfully,
Kes


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A5 I The Star Letters


Thursday, February 19,2009


Vote yes for schools
Dear Editor:
Education is the key to,
endless possibilities. The
feats we can achieve, the
theories we can believe,
the innovations- we can
conceive, all have their
roots and wings in educa-
tion. But there is more to
a comprehensive educa-
tion than algebraic equa-
tions, chemistry formulas,
and prepositional phrases.
The mortar between these
academic bricks is found in
the elective courses. Com-
puter science, carpentry
and home economics pro-
vide a crucial part of our
education.
The elective courses
currently offered by Wewa-
hitchka High School and
Port St. Joe High School
are on the chopping block.
Inadequate funding will
result in the loss of these
programs if the voters of
Gulf County do not provide
assistance. This is not a
threat or a theory. It is a
fact, one borne from his-
tory. When funds become
scarce electives and ath-
letics are the first to go. It
is that simple.
The cabinet you took
your coffee cup from this
morning was likely con-
structed by a skilled car-
penter. Your brakes were
repaired by an auto me-"
chanic. Look around. The
signs of skilled labor sur-


round us. Wi
would be little
cavemen.
While eve:
who enrolls
courses in our I
may not find
in a related oc
an adult, it is c
adult lives will
by the skills
those elective
These are life s
are necessary.
I implore th
Gulf County tc
on March 17. T1
Sincerely,


Support s
Dear Editor
It is no big.
schools are fac
cial crisis. Thi
islature contain
state our sch
These cuts are
schools and ou
ties.
By law, our s
have a balance'
order to balan
get slashed b3
lature, our scl
will have to cu
and employees
tive programs,
band, welding,
and ROTC, will
and may be eli
extracurricular
grams will be
could be elimin
programs are
to our children
ment.'
The biggest
any school dis
ployees. Our s
and superinte.
worked hard t


highly qualified teachers
and staff. Without our vot-
ers help, the district will
lose as many as 52 em-
ployees over the next few
months. That is almost one
out of every six employ-
ees. We cannot allow our
schools to be devastated
with these severe losses.
To stop this bloodletting,
we the citizens of Gulf
County must vote yes to
save our schools.
These cuts hurt our
community in two ways.
The first is through our
school's ability to provide
a quality, well-rounded
education to our students.
One of the first questions'
that anyone asks before
moving into a community.
is, "How are the schools?"
The second is through
providing good jobs in our
community. We need to
protect jobs as much as we
need to create new jobs.
We need to vote yes to save
our schools.
Whatwillitcost? For the
average homeowner it will
probably cost less than a
large pizza a month. More
likely, it will cost about the
same as a Big Mac combo.
'For me personally, I will
pay $8.16 a month. That-
is all that it will cost me to
help save our schools. Vote
yes to save our schools.
I u.. 4


Jot
Wewal


thout it we Vote yes March
more than .
Dear Editor:
ry student I just wanted to le
in elective know about a huge
high schools tunity that'is coming
themselves you. This will not only
cupation as you to help save doze
certain their jobs, but also will help
I be colored a huge impact in the
mastered in a child. You see, on I
e courses.. 17, you will be ask
kils. These consider a tax propos
ready, I can imagine
e citizens of you are thinking (No
Vote "Yes" Taxes). Before you ni
'hank you. decision, please mak
you are informed. I
Ki L .Price -know a whole lot abo
ae r and taxes as of yet.
WHS Junior I do know is.that for
of us, this tax would
schools amount to you havi
give up much more
: enough money for a
secret; our ba; soda and a bag of
cing a finan- at the convenience
e state Leg- every month. The r
.ues to dev- is not to provide Mrs.
tool budget. with a comfy chair to
hurting our and eat bon-bons. No
ir communi- for Mrs: Odom to ha
in-class pedicure st
schools must It isn't for some sort
d budget. In diculous extras. It is
ce the bud- just paying a teach
y the -legis- school employee's s
hool district It is about the bottom
it programs Already teachers ,
s. All elec- gle to give children
such as art, they need, let alone
carpentry, the state requires. N
Sbe affected ready don't have e
minated. All Our school does no
sports pro- ploy music or art t
affected and ers. We do have volun
ated. These that come in and our
important helps out with supply
n's develop- art.. Other than that,
extras can you find?
expense of tax is.just to provide
trict is. em- ing for our basic educ
school board ieeds. We have so
ndant have faculty members who
;o keep our way more than a 40


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week just because they
care. They don't get over-
time. They don't get bo-
nuses for this. They don't
do it for that. They do it
because they care. I want
our community to show
them we see what they do
and how hard they work. I
want them to know that we
care too.
I am currently a student
at Port St. Joe Elementary
School. I love my school
and take pride in it be-
cause pride is what I see all
around me while at school.
I see that. everyone works
hard together to get the
best out of each student.
The scary thing is that
with less staff but no less
work to go around, how will
the children in our county
get to their maximum po-'
tential? This is what our
teachers hope for and they
really need more opportu-
nities to get us there. This
tax would just be a neces-
sity to even keep us afloat.
Please help us to
get more money for our
schools. Vote "Yes" on
March 17.
Kristen Thursby
Fourth Grade
Port St. Joe Elementary School

Lack of street
maintenance


hn Hut Dear Editor:
hitchka Seeing the work going
on at the City Hall of Port
1 St. Joe has me scratching
my head. The parking lot in
the rear and a new parking
et.you lot on the south side of city.
)ppor- hall are getting new pave-
up for ment but we have streets
" allow in the city that need asphalt
ens of more. For example; First
have and Long Avenue, this part
life of was dug into on Christ-
March mras day and it still needs
:ed to asphalt instead of loose
3al. Al- dirt that's just as rough as
What any pothole. As you travel
D New on Long Avenue there are
lake a places that were covered
e sure with asphalt by shovel and
don't then packed by a front-end
ut life loader. This is a joke. Dur-
What ing the summer of 2008,
' most I asked at city hall about
Id not some of these problems
ing to with ourstreets and was
than told to go to the city main-
candy tenance shop at the end of
chips 10th Street. There I was
store told that a machine was on
money order to pave these holes
Willis and make them. smooth.
sit in What has happened to the
Dr is it money that comes from
ive an the tax on gasoline that is
;ation. to go for paving? I go to
t of ri- other towns the size of Port
about St. Joe and the streets are
er or so much better and when I
salary, return to Port St. Joe and
line. hit the city limits and lose a
strug- filling from a tooth, I make
what the comment; "Well, I'm
what back in St. Joe." Also what'
We al- is funny, when some pav-
xtras. ing is done to the streets,
t em- it's not long before the new
teach- pavement is dug into by the
nteers sewage or water depart-
r PTO ment and again we wait for
es for months for asphalt to be
what poured into and packed by
This a frdnt-end loader. People
fund- around town know what
cation I'm talking about and we
many all laugh about it. City Hall
work needs to get into the 21st
hour Century and take care of
the taxpayers instead of
worrying about parking
S on grass on the side of city
) hall and employees park-
ing in the rear.
Chris Brumbaugh
City of Port St. Joe Taxpayer

Greed is not rational
self-interest
Dear Editor:
A quick scan of diverse


ial

st


statements on the op-ed
page A12 of the Wall Street
Journal on Feb. 14, 2009
provides a potent portrait
of our current economic
and political predicament
in reference to the stimu-
lus bill:
"...this [stimulus] bill
represents the kind of old
fashioned partisan politics
that Tom Delay would have
admiredd" *Editorial*
"...a Republican asso-
ciation is the death knell
for any [alternate stimu-
lus] proposal, even one...
eliminating capital gains
tax on the sale of stocks by
small businesses and start
ups...from the Obama cam-
paign." *Grassley, who
tried' to amend the Senate
Bill with Obama's propos-
al.*
"...I might have missed
it, but there seems to be
an unnatural silence from
President Obama's leading
economists on the 'stimu-:
lus plan...their -silence
.equates to tacit support of
the plan." *Karkkainen*
"The pols are simply
delaying the pain until they
decide how much to inflict
on, taxpayers and inves-
tors." *Editorial*
"But it isn't a [capital-
istic] society where indi-
viduals or firms should be
compensated for the value
they extract rather than
the value they create." *Al-
lison*
The last statement
clearly is mistaken in
its context, that ours is
a capitalist society we
are, in fact, a society with
a widespread ethic of ex-
tracting value; that's how
each of us has contributed
to this wrecked economy
through mortgages
predicated on inflated val-
ues with minimal capital
contributions while hav-
ing minimal savings and
being overly indebted oth-
erwise. Having said that,
Wall Street made it an in-
ternational issue by sell-
ing that debt without any
real security all across the
World. The, real effect of
the housing collapse has
not been fully discerned -
the collapse isn't complete.
Throwing more borrowed
money at the problem of
being too far in debt is not
rational.
But the timeworn, un-
productive strategy of
"diminislh/isolate/punish"
the other is currently in
play -both on the "stimu-
lus" bill and between the
Obama administration and
his own Democrats (not to
mention between the Dem-
ocrats and Republicans)
and is being mistaken as
"politics" as normal. Un-
fortunately, most of us have
become so inured of these
tactics since the reign of
Delay/Gingrich that we
take it as normal and
that these tactics are the
whole of "politics." Again,
we are as much at fault
by their elections as they
are by their actions. Not
conducive to a productive
environment, much less a
productive economy.
1073 pages for the stim-
ulus bill... a billion dollars
a page?!!! I wish I could
say that's productive. And
every dollar is borrowed
or printed...thus extracted
(per Allison above).
Until we, as a nation,
agree that greed is "ex-
tracting excessive value"
and is piracy, pure and
simple, (and stop equating
greed with rational self-in-
terest) and that "creating
authentic value" is good,
productive and wealth-cre-


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ating, our governments,
corporations and families y
will continue the current C
decline from freedom and T
capitalism to serfdom and tJ
socialism for a lack of ap- d
propriate orientation. T
"I won," said Obama; o
"We won," said Pelosi. c
There should be a prior- t
ity on the entire nation, not t
the party. S
I fear the obvious po- S
tential for a leftist fascist o
regime. And we worried r
that Bush/Cheney might h
be fascist? c
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Port St. Joe P
j(

Taxing questions bi
Dear Editor: t
National politicians are i
screaming: "Quick run for t
cover! The sky is falling! If l
we don't act now the world r
and more specifically you a
the people are doomed. a
Don't be concerned that t
hundreds and hundreds of r
billions 'of YOUR dollars r
has been taken from your e
pockets and future genera- a
tions to preserve the lavish s
lifestyle of wealthy corpo- r
rate executives, lobbyists, s
politicians and wall-street e
bankers while providing e
absolutely no relief for you, '
the average citizen. Please i
stick your head in the sand C
so that they can pilfer even I
more". t
Local elected officials g
have jumped on the fear o
bandwagon. Save Our c
Schools is the scare tactic v
propaganda slogan be- P
ing used to promote their t
position in an upcoming l
vote in Gulf County. The h
slogan should be: IN- c
CREASE TAXES ON THE S
ALREADY OVERBUR-
DENED TAXPAYING V
PROPERTY OWNERS i
OF GULF COUNTY so r
that the school board can n
continue to avoid making (
intelligent tough choices f
and reduce their bud- P
get so that it reflects the i
current economic condi-
tions. If you listen to the (
news media, all you hear t
is how revenue shortfalls 0
are causing spending a
cutbacks in education, (
healthcare, law enforce- h
ment and virtually all of t
the other positive servic-
es provided, by taxpayer
money. I find it interesting
that there are still ample r
funds to provide, free air (
transportation and count- I
less other perks to politi- e
cians. There seems to be 1
plenty of cash for pet and l
pork spending. Here in 1
Gulf County, we still have v
money to build and main- t
tain new parks in spite of (
the reality that the cur- P
rent ones are hardly used.
If we analyze the current i
tax revenue and compare.
it with the revenue of the" t
year 2000, it will be seen
that revenue is up con-,
siderably due to the qver a
taxation of our citizens. h
.When times were good, b
governments budgeted r
and spent money like it f
grew on trees. Instead of s
making prudent choices h
and setting back money (
for a rainy day, they acted s
irresponsibly and now find (
themselves in a pickle. In
the upcoming referen- I
dum and future elections, I
citizens need to let it be c
known that there has to be
change. I am certain that
many actions are possible s
to reduce spending. Some 1
of the choices will be diffi-
cult. Some should be easy.
All will have to be made if t
we are to survive the cur-
rent economic downturn.


During the past few
ears, businesses in Gulf
County had to streamline.
Many of our citizens lost
heir jobs and / or had re-
ductions in their income.
There have been numer-
ous businesses forced to
close. In the immediate fu-
ure we can expect more of
he same. For example, the
School of Fish restaurant in
St. Joe's WindMark devel-
opment is closing. That's
ight, the financial power-
Louse St. Joe Company is
losing the place due to a
poor economy. Dozens of
people will be without a
ob. Some may be able to
ind a job locally. Many will
be forced to leave this area
o find employment. This
s not the time to raise
axes. This is the time to
power taxes. We need to
make Gulf County more
appealing to businesses
and people. The best way
o accomplish this is to
make living in Gulf County
more affordable not more
expensive. One possible
alternative to raising the
school tax is to shift one
mill from the county to the
school board. Let's be hon-
est the county is over-fund-
ed. The County's wasteful
management of revenue
s unsurpassed. Recently,
Commissioner Carmen
McLemore was discussing
he need for technology up-
grades for the county. Mr.
McLemore stated that the
only computer he needed
was right in here. (He
pointed to his head) Well if
here is in fact a computer
n Mr. McLemore's head it
s a Commodore 64 or runs
on the ancient operating
system known as BROKEN
WINDOWS. Commissioner
Warren Yeager had a more
intelligent suggestion that
not only does the county
ieed to become more effi-
cient now, but plan for the
future by exercising fiscal
prudence and responsibil-
ty.
Tell. your political lead-
ers, friends and neighbors
hat'you are sick and tired
of the current take more
and spend more policies.
Our leaders past actions
have heavily contributed
o our economic turmoil.
Vote no on the upcoming
'RAISE YOUR TAXES"
a.k.a. save our schools
referendum. When future
elections come, voters
ieed to choose new lead-
ers. Do voters realize that
Commissioner Billy Tray-
or doesn't own property
n Gulf County? When he
votes to increase taxes on
he rest of us, he is uncon-
cerned because he doesn't
pay any property taxes
himself. How do tax. pay-
ng property owners and
voters in Mr. Traylor's dis-
rict feel knowing that Mr.
Traylor has consistently
voted to raise their taxes
and wastefully spend their
hard-earned money, while
ie contributes absolutely
nothing to the county cof-
ers? If, Mr. Traylor had to
suffer the same financial
hardships as the taxpayers
)f Gulf County, would he be
so willing to increase tax-
is? Perhaps there should
e a rule that in order to
participatee in budgetary
processes a person should
actually contribute to the
budget. As voters we need
o force the politicians and
school board to actually
ive and survive under the
same economy as the rest
)f us. Vote no to higher
axes.
Kevin Welch
St. Joe Beach


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LEVY from page A]

So, regardless of whether the referen-
dum passes or not, the district could be
forced to shed more jobs as early as this
summer.
The one mill a mill equals $1 for every
$1,000 in taxable property value would
provide some economic flexibility, allow the
district to increase salaries for teachers
and support personnel and begin building
its reserve balance.
District officials have correctly argued
that they have been frugal with the one area
of the budget over which they have genu-
ine control, capital outlay dollars, holding
the line below a full mill this decade when
the district is entitled by law to levy up to
two mills in capital outlay dollars used for
bricks and mortar.
In fact, had the Florida Legislature, as
had been proposed at one time, allowed dis-
tricts more flexibility in using capital outlay
dollars, the school board, just as the cities
and county can do, could just levy the addi-
tional mill with three board member votes
and use the money for operating expenses.
Only a school district must take its case
- in this instance the only viable, legal
option to raise additional operating funds
available to the school board directly to
voters, another check on the plus side of
their case, district officials have.noted.
Opponents point to several factors, most
especially the tough economic times every-
body is dealing with and the existing burden
for taxpayersifrom the county and cities.
There have also been questions about
how the school budget is put to use a
result, in part, of a lack of understanding
that school funding is crafted by the state
by category, meaning, nearly all dollars are
earmarked by purpose and must be spent
in that manner and whether the district
office is too top-heavy.
The district has also been done no favors
by county commissioners who have worked
in front of and behind the scenes to ensure
the referendum does not pass.


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School board chairman George Cox congratulates Odom.


to take a risk, to think outside the box," When her students could not grasp
said Ramsey. "You never know what the concept of a 10-foot tall person,
she's up to." Odom grabbed a child and hoisted him
When teachers wanted reading ma- on her back.
trials that they couldn't afford, Odom "She finds the connection. She'll
found them and snuck them into their stand on her head to make the connec-
mailbox. tion, or put a kid on her back to make
When Odom discovered a high school the connection," said Ramsey, who wit-
student's love of fishing, she convinced nessed the latter,during Odom's Teach-
a local man to donate his copies of Bass er of the Year evaluation.
Master Magazine to the media center. Odom's father, mother and grand-


mother read to her as a child, instilling
in her a lifelong love of reading.
She believes that with reading all
things are possible, and instills that be-
lief in all her students.
"It doesn't make any difference
where a student comes from. Where
they come from does not disqualify
them from where they can go, and
they can do that through literacy," said
Odom.


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No contest for Mexico Beach Wall that heals coming to Apalachicola


By Marie Logan
Contributing Writer
If only most of life could be so easy.
Three Mexico Beach officials will be
back in office this year, having booked no
opposition for the April 21 super Tuesday
municipal elections.
Running unopposed were Mexico
Beach Mayor Al Cathey and Mexico
Beach city council members C.A. "Butch"
Dale (Group 2) and Jack Mullen (Group
3).
In actuality, the city will not even
have to open the precinct and hold an
election, which will save the city about
$3,000, according to Deborah McLeod,
Mexico Beach city clerk.
Qualifying ended at noon CT Feb. 13
for the three Mexico Beach positions, and
Mullen called the Bay County Elections
Commission from Sunset Park, where
he was helping set up for the next day's
Mexico Beach Gumbo Festival.
He said there was a list of things


he hoped to accomplish in the next two
years, but if he had to pick one thing, it
would be "to make sure the city stays in a
good, solid financial position."
Dale could not be reached for
comment by press time, but Cathey was
on the same wavelength as Mullen.
"I don't plan to add anything new to
our list of projects," Cathey said. "I just
want us to fulfill our obligations as we've
promised the town.
"We've got so many major projects
going upgrading the water plant,
finishing the new boat ramp, getting the
pier extension completed, just to name
three and they are all very important to
the citizens.
"We've just got to live within our
means and get through this time, whether
it be the city government or all of us as
individuals. If we can do that, I'll be
happy."
Remaining council members Gary
Woodham and Robert Ginsberg ran
unopposed last year.


DATES FOR PORT ST. JOE CITY ELECTIONS,

Port St. Joe municipal elections will be held May 12.
Up for election are the positions of mayor and council members for
Group 1 and Group 2, currently-held by Mel Magidson, Arthur "Perky"
White and Charles Stephens, respectively.' .
Voter registration is currently open and will remain open through
April 13. .
Qualifying for the three positions runs from noon March 25 to noon
April 1. Early voting is available April 27 through May 9, including
Saturday.
For further information on the election, contact the Gulf County
Supervisor of, Elections at 850-229-6117.



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From April 30 to May
3, Apalachicola will host
the Vietnam Veterans
Memorial. Fund Travel-
ing "Wall That Heals"
memorial and museum,
an exhibit that features
a half-scale replica of the
Memorial and a museum
that travels to communi-
ties throughout Ameri-
ca'.
Jimmy Mosconis,
the former Franklin
county commissioner
who spearheaded the
completion last year of
the Veterans Memorial
Plaza in Apalachicola,
said the long weekend
will mark the third stop
on a nationwide tour of a
brand new traveling wall
to be dedicated in Wash-
ington next month.
The Traveling Wall
exhibit profiles the Viet-
nam War and educates
visitors, featuring an
information center with
staff to provide informa-


The "Wall That
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and museum will
be displayed in
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Veterans Memorial
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The Plaza,
which features
a replica of the
Three Servicemen
Statue, is located on
Marker Street.

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The exhibit will be set
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to the Three Servicemen
Statue Memorial.
Since its dedication
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than 300 cities and towns
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In addition to its U.S.
tour stops, the exhibition
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national journey in April
1999 to the Four Prov-
inces of Ireland to honor.
the Irish-born casualties
of the Vietnam War and
the Irish-Americans who
served. It has also trav-
eled to Canada.
Mosconis is working
closely with a local com-
mittee to shape details of
the wall's four-day stay
over the same weekend
as the annual. Historic
Home Tour.
He said tentative
plans are to make Fri-
day, May 1 a day for area
schoolchildren to visit
,and learn about the Viet-
nam experience.
"We look to speak at
some of the classes be-
tween now and then,"
he said. "We're trying to
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the foam would have if used in the painting process.
She hauled it back to her house, "A Beach
Haven" at Cape Shoals, and began experimenting
with it as part of the medium for watercolors.
She appears to be the only person on the planet
to do, or at least to have announced publicly that
they have done so.
Van West applied the sea foam, before it turned
flat, to a painted surface and watched how it
interacted with the watercolors. She moved the
bubbly, almost gelatin, around on the paper to see
what effect it had on her composition.
She watched how long it took to dry and
discovered there was good foam and better foam,
depending on the concentrations of impurities,
such as salts, chemicals, dead plants, decomposed
fish and excretions from seaweed, that form the
foam.
Because the weather has been fairly calm this
year, without strong winds to whip up the bubbles
into a froth on the waves, Van West's cup hasn't
been running over with sea foam this past month.
But she has produced a bumper crop of "Sea
Foam Paintings," which are currently available at
the Sea Oats Art Gallery, at 128 E Pine Ave, on St.
George Island.
Van West plans to open her home, A Beach
Haven at 6123 Nassau Lane at Cape Shoals, for a
special showing this Sunday afternoon, Feb. 22.
The open house will be held from 1 to 4:30 p.m.
For more information, call 229-7013.


"Sea Foam
Paintings" are
available at
the Sea Oats
Art Gallery at
128 E. Pine
Ave. on St.
George Island.
There's
a special
showing
Sunday from
1 to 4:30
p.m. at Van
West's home
"A Beach
Haven" at
Cape Shoals.
The address
is 6123
Nassau Lane.
For more
information,
call 229-7013.


Growing tomatoes in the home garden


By Roy Lee Carter
County Extension Director.

One of the most popu-
lar of all home garden'
vegetables is the tomato.
Originating in Central
and South America, the
tomato was thought by
early American Colonists
to be poisonous and was
not recognized as a useful

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Eaten raw or in innumer-
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the tomato is an almost
daily part of the American
family diet. When grown
as staked plants, tomatoes
require a relatively small
amount of space, yet are
capable of producing 8 to
10 pounds or more of fruit
per plant. Tomatoes are
low in calories and a good


source of vitamin C. -
An important part of to-
mato culture is soil prepa-
ration. Tomatoes need a
slightly acid soil with a pH
between 6.0 and 6.8. Soils
with pH. lower than 6.0
need to have lime added. If
tiHe pH is too high, a plant
food to supply the minor
elements should be added
to the soil.
Fertilization is a very


important part of soil
preparation. During their
growing season, tomatoes
need about 10 pounds of
garden fertilizer; such as
8-8-8, for every hundred
square feet. One half of the
fertilizer should be applied
at planting time. Place
the. fertilizer in furrows
located three inches from
either side of the row.
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in half. Three weeks after
planting, apply one half
as a side-dressing. The
remaining half should be
added about 10 days later.
Be sure to water thorough-
ly, to get the maximum
benefit from the fertilizer.
Whln planting, remem-
ber that tomato plants are
easily injured. For best
results, transplant on a
cloudy day, or late in the af-
ternoon, and as soon after
a rain as possible. Protect
the plants by shading them
for two to four days after
transplanting.
To help your tomato
plants get off to a good
start, make up a starter so-
lution of one to two table-
spoons of all purpose liq-
uid fertilizer (20-20-20), dis-
solved in a gallon of water.
Pour about a pint of this
liquid around each plant.
Tomato plants should
be mulched. Mulches help.
conserve soil moisture, in-
hibit the growth of weeds,
keep fertilizer from leach-
ing and they keep fruits off
the ground. Good materi-
als for good mulches are:
straw, leaves, dried lawn
clippings or plastic.
If the tomato variety
-you're growing requires
support, there are sev-
eral ways of trellising and
staking that may be used.
One method is to. drive the
stakes into the soil about 3
or 4 inches from the plants,
at the time of planting.


Then as the plant grows,
simply tie it to the stake
with string.
Tomatoes need about
one inch of water each
week. Heavy soaking once
a week is better than many
light sprinklings. If the soil
is quite sandy, you may
need to water more fre-
quently, especially the'first
week after planting. Never
let the soil dry out.
Many insects can both-
er tomatoes, causing leaf
and fruit damage. A gen-
eral purpose insecticide
will control most of these
problems. Your extension
agent or garden center
operator can recommend
an appropriate- insecti-
cide.
The most serious dis-
eases of tomatoes are
blights, leaf.spot, wilts, and
viruses. Leaf spots can
usually be controlled with
fungicide sprays. Viruses
and wilts, however, must
be controlled by using re-
sistant plants varieties to
start with. Tomato spotted
wilt virus is a major prob-
lem in the tomato industry.
The only way to control it
is plant resistant varieties:
such as BHN444, BHN 602,
Amelia, Crista, Fletcher,
Mountain Glory, and Top
gun.

For more information
on tomato production
please contact your local
Cooperative Extension
Service


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The City of Port St. Joe is organizing teams for
a Coed Adult Volleyball League playing at the
Washington Recreation Gym. Games will be
played on Monday nights starting March 2, 2009
from 6:30 9:30 PM. Registration forms may be
picked up City Hall or Public Works Department.

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please contact:
Mike Lacour @ (850) 774-6446
Charles Gathers @ (850) 340-1861

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Thursday, February 19, 2009


SDorts


The Star I A9


Port St. Joe Wins 16th straight district title


By Tim Croft
Star News Editor
The chasm between
the Port St. Joe boys' bas-
ketball team and the rest
of its dis-
trict rarely
has looked CHECK
as wide as Port St.
Saturday will host a
night. quarterfinc
A night Talahasse
after over-
powering 7 p.m. ETc
Liberty Thursday i
County, R. Marion'
the Tiger Coliseum
Sharks (22-
5) turned
the District 3-2A title game
into a clinic by dismantling
West Gadsden 72-36, a
score that didn't fully cap-
ture the rout that when on
under "The Dome."
The district champion-
ship was the 16th consecu-
tive for Port St. Joe, tied for
the second-longest such
streak in the state, Coach
Derek Kurnitsky said, and
one that dates to the Clin-
ton administration.
The Tiger Sharks will.
host Tallahassee Maclay at
7 p.m. ET Thursday.
"That is pretty amazing
for this small town, we are
on our third president,"
Kurnitsky said as the tro-
.phy was being exchanged
among teammates. "This
is what all the summer
work and preseason condi-
tioning is about. This is the


fun time of year."
The fun started early
on Saturday night as the
Tiger Sharks turned a 5-2
lead at the 3:26 mark of the
first period into a 23-4 lead
early in
the second
IT OUT quarter.
Joe The fuel
region was a 16-
gion 0 streak
I against marked
e Maclay by raining
on 3-pointers
n the initiated
Craig by Willie
Quinn (a
team-high
15 points)
joined by Raheem Clem-
ons (nine points) and Ro-
mnan Quinn (14 points) and
finished by Clemons with
less than 40 seconds gone
in the second period.
Mixed between Was a
five-footer in the key by
Willie Quinn and an easy
lay-in for the junior for-
ward off a pretty feed from
Roman Quinn.
A pair of brief runs, one
5-0 and the other 6-0, pad-
ded the margin and the
Tiger Sharks finished the
third quarter with a 10-0
streak to make the score,
57-16, begin to fully reflect
the damage being inflict-
ed.
Whether outside, where
the Tiger Sharks hit six of
nine from beyond the arc,
or inside, where Darrell
Smith had 10 points, six


TIM CROFT I The Star
District title No. 16 in a row won, the Tiger Sharks celebrate.


coming on put-back slams,
nine rebounds and two
blocked shots, Port St. Joe
played at a different level
than the Panthers (11-10).
Only in the fourth quar-
ter, as the clock ran con-
tinuously and Port St. Joe
substituted freely, did West
Gadsden even manage
double-digit scoring over
eight minutes of play.


"That was pretty good,"
Kurnitsky said in the un-
derstatement of the sea-
son. "The last two nights
we have played as well
as we have this season. I
tell the kids, we are going
to play good defense and
we are going to pass the
(ball).
"I'm just glad we played
well. I could feel it in prac-


tice this week. I could see it
in their eyes. I told my as-
sistant Sandy (Quinn) the
team was ready to go."
And then some.
WG -466 20_ 36
PSJ 20 18 19 15_72
3-pointers PSJ: Clem-
ons 3, Roman Quinn 1, W.
Quinn 1, Pryor 1; Total
fouls: WG 6, PSJ 6.
WG (32) Battles 8 4-4 23,


Wmbush 2 1-2 5, Bradwell 1
0-0 2, James 2 0-0 4, Brown
1. 0-0 2. Totals: 14 5-16 32.
PSJ (72) Roman Quinn
6 0-0 15, Smith 5 0-0 10, Pry-
or 2 1-2 7, W Quinn 7 0-0 15,
Clemons 3 0-0 9, F Davis 3
2-2 8, Rock Quinn 2 0-0 4,
Hill 0 0-0 0, J. Davis 0 0-0 0,
Langston 2 0-0 4, Sims 0 0-0
0, Welch 0 0-0 0. Totals: 31
3-4 72.


Sports BRIEFS


Port St. Joe middle
school sweeps at
Wewahitchka
The Port St. Joe Middle
School softball team swept
a pair of road games against
Wewahitchka last Friday.


The "A" squad beat We-
wahitchka 10-0 with Makay-
la Ramsey tossing five
no-hit innings, striking out
nine and walking two.
Ramsey, Brittany King,
Kelsey Miles, Naustia
Maughn and Jadia Miles


each had two hits to the lead
the Port St. Joe offense.
In the "B" squad game,
Port St. Joe prevailed 12-
10.
Alex Hodge pitched four
innings, allowing two hits
and two runs and walking


two.
The offense was paced
by Karah Bradley had two
hits and She'Noya Fennell
and Jenny McLemore each
h ad singles.
Port St. Joe plays at
home at 3 p.m. on Thursday


versus Blountstown,

Wewahitchka high
school sports banquet
Wewahitchka High
School will hold its winter
sports banquet at 6 p.m. CT


on Monday, Feb. 23 in the
school's Commons.
Athletes who participat-
ed in boys and girls basket-
ball, wrestling and cheer-
leading will be recognized.
The event is free and the
public is invited.


PUBLIC NOTICE

A Public Hearing will be held at the Plan-
ning and Development Review Board
(PDRB) meeting on Tuesday, February 17,
2009 at 8:45 a.m. EST, and at the Board of
County Commissioners (BOCC) meeting
on Tuesday, February 24, 2009 at 6:00 p.m.
EST. Both public hearings will be held in
the BOCC Meeting Room at the Robert M.
Moore Administration Building, 1000 Cecil
G. Costin Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida.
The public hearings will be to discuss and
act on the following:

1. January 20, 2009 Minutes
2. Public Hearing Small Scale Map
Amendment Buckhorn
Development, LLC Parcel ID
#01359-255R 4.62 Acres in Section
35, Township 3 South, Range 10 West.
Gulf County, Florida Changing.4.62
Acres from Agricultural to
Residential. Located North of
Wewahitchka.
3. County Development Regulations
4. Public at Large
5. Staff.

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


NOTICE OF CITY OF
PORT ST. JOE CITY
COMMISSION MEETING
ADOPTING ORDINANCE
APPROVING ISSUANCE
OF AN WINDMARK
BEACH INTEGRATED
AND RESTATED
DEVELOPMENT ORDER
The City of Port St. Joe City Commission
Proposes to adopt by ordinance the following:
AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF PORT ST. JOE, FLOR-
IDA, APPROVING ISSUANCE OF AN INTEGRATED AND
'RESTATED DEVELOPMENT ORDER BY THE CITY PUR-
SUANT TO FLORIDA STATUTES SECTION 380.06, FOR
THE WINDMARK BEACH DEVELOPMENT OF REGION-
AL IMPACT; ESTABLISHING THE RIGHTS, CONDITIONS
AND OBLIGATIONS OF THE DEVELOPER; PROVIDING
FOR REPEAL OF ANY CONFLICTING ORDINANCES;
PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; PROVIDING AN EF-
FECTIVE DATE.
The public hearing for the adoption of the Ordinance will be
held on Tuesday, March 3, 2009 at 6:00 P.M., Eastern Time
at the Municipal Building, 305 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd, Port
St, Joe, Florida 32456. A first reading of the Ordinance will
occur at the same time and location on February 17, 2009.
Copies of the Ordinance are available for public inspection at
City of Port St. Joe City Hall located at 305 Cecil G. Costin,
Sr. Blvd, Port St. Joe, Florida 32456.
The hearing may be continued from time to time as may be
necessary. -
Interested persons may attend and be heard at the public hear-
ing or provide comments in writing to the City Commission-
ers of the City of Port St. Joe at City of Port St. Joe City Hall
305 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida 32456.
Transactions of the public hearing will not be recorded. Per-
sons wishing to appeal any decision made during the hearing
will need a record of the proceeding and should ensure that
a verbatim record is made, including the testimony on which
the appeal is based.
Any person who wishes to attend and requires assistance may
call the City Clerk's Office at (850) 229-8261 ext. 114.
CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY
OF PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA
By: Mayor-Commissioner
Attest: City Clerk


NOTICE OF CITY OF
PORT ST. JOE CITY
COMMISSION MEETING
AMENDING THE CITY OF
PORT ST. JOE
COMPREHENSIVE PLAN
FUTURE LAND USE
ELEMENT POLICY 1.3.5
The City of Port St. Joe City Commission
Proposes to adopt by ordinance the following:
AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF PORT ST. JOE,
FLORIDA, RELATING TO AND AMENDING THE
CITY OF PORT ST. JOE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN
FUTURE LAND USE ELEMENT POLICY 1.3.5 RE-
GARDING THE WINDMARK BEACH DRI, PURSU-
ANT TO AUTHORITY UNDER STATE STATUTES
SECTION 163.3187; AND PROVIDING AN EFFEC-
TIVE DATE.
The public hearing for the adoption of the Ordinance
will be held on Tuesday, March 3,2009 at 6:00 P.M.,
Eastern Time at the Municipal Building, 305 Cecil G.
Costin, Sr. Blvd, Port St. Joe, Florida 32456. A first
reading of the Ordinance will occur at the same time
and location on February 17, 2009. Copies of the
Ordinance are available for public inspection at City of
Port St. Joe City Hall located at 305 Cecil G. Costin,
Sr. Blvd, Port St. Joe, Florida 32456.

The hearing may be continued from time to time as
may be necessary.
Interested persons may attend and be heard at the
public hearing or provide comments in writing to
the City Commissioners of the City of Port St. Joe at
City of Port St. Joe City Hall 305 Cecil G. Costin, Sr.
Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida 32456. Transactions of the
public hearing will not be recorded. Persons wishing
to appeal any decision made during the hearing will
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Port St. Joe's Keesa Clemmons scores two of her four points in the paint last week against Tallahassee Maclay.




Port St. Joe runs Past Maclay


By Tim Croft
Star News Editor
f
Tallahassee Maclay had the dis-
tinct height advantage on Thursday
night, Port St. Joe the speed.
Speed won.
The Lady Tiger Sharks (20-8)
sprinted to their 12th-straight vic-
tory and advanced in the Region 1-
2A playoffs with a 36-29 quarterfinal
victory.
Port St. Joe will play Tuesday on
the road against Tallahassee North
Florida Christian. A win will bring
the Lady Tiger Sharks back home
at 7 p.m. ET Saturday for the Re-
gion 1-2A championship game.
The difference was in the turn-
over column as Port St. Joe forced
23 turnovers, 14 of them steals,
with superior quickness and ath-
leticism.
The Lady Tiger Sharks allowed
just one basket on an offensive re-
bound and maintained a favorable.
tempo in a whirl of hands and feet,
pressing baseline to baseline and
swarming whenever Maclay (17-
11) slowed or penetrated into the
paint.
"We had too many turnovers and
we did not finish, that was the dif-
ference," said Maclay coach Scott
Eagen.
With Maclay content to play a
mix of zones, 2-3 and 2-1-2 at vari-
ous points, Port St. Joe was equally
satisfied allowing frenetic defense
and the stabs at the basket it pro-
duced to maintain a comfortable
lead for much of three quarters. '
Behind Kayla Parker (a game-
high 15 points) the Lady Tiger
Sharks broke open an 8-7 game
in the second quarter; opening up
a 19-13 lead that could have been
larger had Port St. Joe not also had
bouts of slippery fingers.


Parker had six points, four di-
rectly from turnovers, and the
Lady Tiger Sharks twice turned'
a toss-in on the baseline into an
easy layup.
Port St. Joe led 30-22 early
in the fourth quarter, one of sev-
eral times the Lady Tiger Sharks,
when Maclay came back behind
sideline traps off its zone, pulling
to 30-26. Suddenly it was the Lady
Tiger Sharks who appeared flus-
tered, Maclay snatching momen-
tum for the first time.
"We didn't press them the
whole game because we knew
they were faster than we are,"
Eagen said. "In the fourth quarter
we pretty much had to."
But Tayler Byrd slashed for a
bucket.
Another Maclay turnover end-
ed up in the hands of Fanequa
Larry who hit Mariah Johnson
for an easy lay-up and Larry stole
the ball and went in for another
basket to make it 36-26, effectively
ending the game with less than
two minutes to play.
"I knew the speed and ball-
handling would get after them,"
said Port St. Joe coach Kenny
Parker. "Anytime you are happy
with a win, but we did not execute
the way we should."
M 7 6 9 7 29
PSJ-811 9 8 36
3-pointers Smith (M) 2; Total
fouls: Maclay 14, PSJ 13; Fouled
out: Smith (M).
Maclay (29) Smith 4 0-0 10,
Newton 4 3-4 11, Garcia 1 2-3 4,
James 1 2-4 4, Omotayo 0 0-0 0,
Hosey 0 0-0 0. Totals: 10 7-11 29.
PSJ (36) Parker 6 3-5 15, Clem-
mons 2 0-0 4, Larry 2 1-6 3, John-
son 4 0-0 8, Byrd 3 0-1 6, Lacour
0 0-0 0, Whitley 0 0-0 0. Totals: 17
4-12 36.


Lady Sharks


dominate

By AIMEE SACHS
Special to the Star
TALLAHASSEE The Port St. Joe girls bas-
ketball team is on a mission to become the
first in school history to win a state cham-
pionship. The Tiger Sharks moved one step
closer to their goal Tuesday night with a 29-
24 win over North Florida Christian in the
Region 1-2A,semifinals.
It was the 13th straight win for the Tiger
Sharks (21-8), who move on to Saturday's 1-
2A championship game.
"I'm just proud of them," Port St. Joe
coabh Kenny Parker said. "They played
real hard and we're going to continue to do
that."-
Kayla Parker and.Mariah Johnson scored
nine points each for Port St. Joe. But it was
defense and rebounding that were key.
First-year NFC coach Ganiyat Adedun-
tan said she knew going into the game that
the defending Class 2A champion Eagles
* would be up against a very quick and ath-
letic Port St. Joe team underneath.
Destiny Hartline finished with six points,
six rebounds and three steals for the Eagles,
who trailed 18-13 after the third quarter.
NFC (15-11) pulled within two points with
1:30 to go when Milan Clayton buried the
only 3-pointer of the game to make it 23-21.
A basket by Parker and two free throws
by Taylor Byrd was all the Tiger Sharks
needed to ensure their victory.
"It was pretty hard, but we stuck to it and
we were a team in the end," Byrd said, "We
pulled it off."
Port St. Joe will host Cottondale 7 p.m.
EST Saturday with a berth in the Final Four
at stake.


Softball season opens for Port St. Joe


The Port St. Joe Lady
Tiger Sharks softball team
opened the season with a
pair of road wins last week.
Tuesday, Feb. 10
Port St. Joe 10, Frank-
lin County 0
Kayla Minger pitched
three no-hit innings, strik-
ing out eight in the mercy
rule game that ended in the
fifth frame.
Freshman Katie Gard-
ner pitched the fourth inning
for Port St. Joe, allowing no
runs on two hits while strik-
ing out one.
Kristi Davis pitched the
fifth and allowed no hits or
walks and struck out two.
Gardner and Torie Greer
each had three hits while
Heather Brinkmeier, Angela
Canington and Jessi Moore
each had a hit.

Thursday, Feb. 12
Port St. Joe 3,
Rutherford 2
The Lady Tiger Sharks
traveled to Springfield to


The Lady Tiger
Sharks host'the
annual Rise Ball, IV
Softball Tournament
this Saturday with
Mosley, Cottondale
and Blountstown also
competing. Games
begin at 11 a.m. ET.

take on Rutherford in a
game that turned in the sec-
ond inning.
With two outs, Angela
Canington drew a walk.
Cassie Tullis doubled to the
left field corner to score
Canington and Meredith
Todd singled to score Tullis.
The Sharks final run
came in the sixth when Me-
gan Gannon scored on a wild
pitch.
Kayla Minger (2-0)
pitched a complete game,
allowing three hits and
one walk while striking out
seven. She gave up a single
earned run.
Todd was 2 for 3 and Tullis
had a run-scoring double.


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Two Wewahitchka


Grapplers headed


to Lakeland

By Tim Croft
Star News Editor

The Gators brought seven to last week-
end's Region 1-1A wrestling meet and left
with two state qualifiers, the second and
third in the program's four-year history.
That was a better ratio, say, than Arnold
High, which took 13 and qualified two and
proof that the foundation built by Coach
Todd Johnson is a solid one for the future.
Senior Daniel House, the school's first-
ever state qualifier last season, finished
third at the region meet at Bradford High
School and takes his 43-6 record to Lake-
land for a second consecutive year.
The state meet is this Friday and Satur-
day at the Lakeland Civic Center.
House barely missed the 125-pound final
when he lost 10-9 in the semifinals to Trey
McCullough of Wakulla, the fourth-ranked
wrestler in the 125-pound class in the state.
It was House's lone loss of the tourna-
ment.
"He has stepped it up to a whole other
level this past weekend," Johnson said. .
Also qualifying for the state meet was,
sophomore, yes sophomore, Jacob Taylor,
who finished fourth at 112 pounds. Taylor
started the tournament in wild style as he
upped his record on the season to 34-13.
In his opening match, Taylor trailed 4-0
in the third period, battled back to tie the
match and won with a pin in overtime.
Taylor's second match also wound up
in overtime where Taylor emerged victori-
ous.
Taylor ultimately lost on Saturday to the
wrestler who took second at 112 and then
lost again in the consolation bracket to the
wrestler he had beaten in overtime in the
second match the day before.
"Jacob has a lot of natural athletic tal-
ent," Johnson said. "Daniel has worked
hard to get where he is.
"They both have goals set, goals about
what they want to do. I'd like to bring home
some medals. I think they both have the
'potential if they work hard and wrestle as
they are capable of wrestling."
Sophomore Nick Malcolm, wrestling at
103 pounds, and senior Chase Duckworth,
wrestling at 119 pounds, both lost in the
consolation semifinals, or one match away
from standing among the top four and
thereby qualifying for the state' meet.
Jacob Villasenor, a junior competing at
215 pounds, and Matt Irwin, also a junior
and wrestling at 145 pounds, finished two
matches away from the top four, losing in
the consolation quarterfinals.
"I feel good," Johnson said. "I think a
couple of the guys think they should have
done better. I was pleased with Jacob and
Daniel qualifying.
"We are always kind of the underdogs
with the smallest school in the state with
a wrestling program. They can't even pro-
nounce our name correctly. But we work
hard and we have big goals. We come to
win."



Port St. Joe middle


school stomps out


competition

The Port St. Joe Middle School base-
ball team traveled to Wewahitchka on
Thursday and came away with a pair
of wins by a combined score of 22-2.
Port St. Joe (A squad) 11, Wewahitchka 2
Austin Clayton started on the mound
and went two innings, allowing no runs on
two hits while walking one and striking out
three.
Jackson Combs took over in the third in-
ning and also pitched two shutout frames,
allowing no hits and striking out one.
Justin Cothran pitched the final inning,
allowing two runs, one earned, on one hit,
walking one and fanning one.
Bryan Powell was 2 for 3 with a double
and single, Dallas Burke was 2 for 2 with
a double and single and Tucker Smith had
a double in two at-bats and scored three
runs.
Port St. Joe (B squad), Wewahitchka 0
Bryce Godwin did much of the heavy lift-
ing, pitching three no-hit innings, striking
out six while walking four, and going 2 for 2
at the plate with two runs scored.
Cole Cryderman was 1 for 1 with two runs
scored for the Tiger Sharks.
Port St. Joe plays at Hosford at 4 p.m. on


Tuesday and is home at 3 p.m. on Thursday
against Blountstown and 5 p.m. Friday ver-
sus ABC.


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Port St. Joe track athletes compete at UF


Celeste Chiles
Third grade
* Girls 8&U Shot Put
First place, 15'06.75"

Gabrielle Anthony
Seventh grade
* Girls 13-14 Shot Put
Third place, 19'06.25

Maya Robbins
Seventh grade
* Girls 13-14 Long Jump
Second place, 14'01"
* Girls 13-14 55 Meter
Dash
First place, 7.7 sec.
* Girls 13-14 200 Meter
Dash
Third place, 27.81 sec.

Dantasia Welch
Seventh grade
Girls 13-14 Long Jump
Sixth place, 13'03.25"
Girls 13-14 200 Meter
Dash
10th place, 28.96 sec.

RaQuetha Bailey
Ninth grade
* Girls 13-14 Shot Put
Fourthplace, 17' 11.0"

Megan. Walker
Ninth .grade
Girls 9-14 Pole Vault

Erin Bailey
12th grade''
Girls 17-18 400 Meter
Dash
16thplace, 1; 19.47 Sec.


On Feb. 7, seven Port St. Joe girl athletes went to the University of Florida to compete in the second annual Jimmy
Carnes Indoor Track Meet at the Stephen C. O'Connell Center. The meet had 1,300 entries of all ages: youth, college and
open divisions. The Port St. Joe athletes were from elementary, middle and high schools. This was an exciting meet and
the first indoor meet any Port St. Joe athletes have attended. They all performed their best and had a great time. To the
left is a list of athletes and the events in which they competed.


Freedom Classic announces East girls coaches


By Brad Milner
Florida Freedom Newspapers
Two newcomers will at-
tempt to do something only
one pair of coaches has
done for the East in the,
Freedom All-Star Classic:
Win the girls game.
Covenant Christian
School basketball coach Ty
Farris and Chipley's Trac-
ey Dudley have been cho-
sen to lead the East girls in
the fifth annual event April
11. Their aim is to end the
West's dominance, -with
the teams picked from the
Northwest Florida Daily
News coverage area win-
ning three of the previous
four games.
Dudley becomes the
first female coach on the
East. Farris is the second
coach from Covenant, join-
ing Kenneth Grizzell, who
coached in 2006.
Dudley, 36, is in her
third, season as Chipley's
head coach. She led the
Tigers to the regional
tournament for the third
straight year.
"This is a great op-
portunity and something
special to go into my book
of accomplishments,"


Dudley said. "I'm excited
about having the chance to
do this,"
Coaching basketball is a
passion for Dudley despite
the job's stress. She is be-
ing treated for hyperten-
sion, a family trait that her
doctors fear is agitated by
her coaching.
She has been on medi-
cation since she was 25,
and she has adjusted her
coaching style to accom-
modate her condition.
"The responsibility has
been truly strenuous, but it
has all been worth it," Dud-
ley said. "I've learned to
coach smarter as opposed
to harder."
Dudley credited her
time as an assistant un-
der Rickey McCullough as
shaping her as a coach.
"It was amazing to coach
under a legend," Dudley
said. "I'm now coaching the
same things and building
off of it. Instead of chang-
ing, we add things here and
there."
Dudley's evolution as a
coach is mirrored by Far-
ris. He also is in his third
season at Covenant, a small
private school located in
Panama City.


He has transformed the
Lions from a team that rou-
tinely played Panhandle
Christian Conference op-
ponents and other private
schools into one that has
competed with area pub-
lic schools with successful
results. The Lions are 16-6
and are the top seed in the
PCC East Regional this
weekend.
Farris, 47, was humbled
by the selection.
"I consider this a huge
honor," Farris said. "When
you look at the quality of
coaches that we have in the
East, this means a lot for
me to be picked."
Farris has seen his
share of quality players at
Covenant, but he admitted
he has never been around
the combined talent that is
expected on the East ros-
ter.
"It will be quite a
change," Farris said. "It
will be fun to coach these
kids.
"The thing I want to get
out of it more than anything
else is a win for the East."
Marianna's Travis Blan-
ton and Port St. Joe's Der-
ek Kurnitsky will coach the
East boys.


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West boys coaches announced for Freedom Classic


By Travis Downey
Florida Freedom Newspapers

FORT WALTON BEACH -
With the fifth annual Free-
dom All-Star Classic just
two months away, the Daily
News has tapped Fort Wal-
ton Beach boys coach John
Lavin and South Walton
girls coach Kevin Craig to
guide its respective teams.
The classic is an East vs.
West grudge match that pits
the top senior players from
the Daily News' readership
area Okaloosa, Walton
and Santa Rosa counties
- against their counter-
parts from the East Bay,
Washington, Holmes, Gulf,
Liberty, Calhoun, Franklin
and Jackson counties as
selected by the Panama
City News Herald.
The classic will be held
April 11 at Gulf Coast Com-
munity College, with the
girls tipoff at 11 a.m. and
the boys to follow at 1 p.m.
The West has won three of


four girls games while the
boys series is tied 2-2.
"It's an honor to be
considered with as many
good coaches that are in
the area," Lavin said. "I'm
looking forward to it."
Lavin, now in his 12th
season at Fort Walton
Beach, has the Vikings
seeded No. 2 in the District
1-5A tournament and has
won more than 200 games
in his coaching career. He
hopes to bring .that same
level of excellence to the
West bench.
"(I want to) make them
play hard and win," Lavin
said. "Make them play un-
selfish, together and do the
things necessary to win.
"That's why you play the
game. I want them to have
fun, but we're playing to
win."
Lavin will be assisted
by Baker coach Mike Mar-
tello, who, in his fifth year,
led the Gators to an unde-
feated District 1-2A regular
season.


"This is every coach's
dream to have a team full
of all-stars," Martello said.
Craig will be reunited
with one-time pupil and
longtime friend Holly Mc-
Daniel to lead the West
girls.
McDaniel, now in her
seventh year as the Fort
Walton Beach coach, played
and coached under Craig at
Fort Walton Beach.
Craig, a 22-year veteran
of the prep coaching ranks,
boasts a resume that fea-
tures more than 500 wins.
"I want to have fun do-
ing this and doing this with
Holly, who played for me
four years and coached
with me for five; it's going
to be a lot of fun," Craig
said. "I want (the girls) to
play hard and have a nice
experience.
"It's an all-star game;
it's not about the coaches;
it's about the kids."
The West rosters will
be announced by the Daily
News in the coming weeks.


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Thursday, February 19, 2009 www. starf1.com Page 1




Schools select HOBY participants


By Despina Williams
Star Staff Writer

Each year, administra-
tors from Port St. Joe and
Wewahitchka High Schools
scan the sophomore rolls
in search of a well-rounded
student leader.
Each school can only
choose one student to at-
tend the Hugh O'Brian
Youth Leadership (HOBY)
Program.
Founded in 1958 by ac-
tor Hugh O'Brian, HOBY
is a youth leadership devel-
opment organization with
an annual participation of
nearly 9,000 students.
Though the selection
process typically involves
a mild degree of agonizing,
choosing this year's HOBY
recipients proved a cinch.
Two sophomores imme-
diately stood out from the
rest; Port St. Joe's Caitlin
Rich and Wewahitchka's
Randy Hightower.
Both had perfect 4.0
grade point averages, were
actively involved in their
communitiesandpossessed
certain intangible qualities
associated with leaders
from all walks of life.
Rich, the daughter of
Larry and Cindy Rich of
Port St. Joe, takes being a


Photos by DESPINA WILLIAMS I The Star
At left, Port St. Joe High School sophomore Caitlin Rich (left) was selected to attend the HOBY leadership
program by guidance counselor Ginger Bernal (right) and principal Duane McFarland. At right,
Wewahitchka High School sophomore Randy Hightower, pictured.with guidance counselor Terry Stryker, is
actively involved in student government and his church's youth program.


roll model more seriously
than any famous athlete or
Hollywood starlet.
"I try to live my life as
an example to others, so
younger kids can look up to
me," said Rich, who spends
her summers with children
at the STAC House recre-
ation program and First
Baptist Church's Vacation


Bible School.
As a child, Rich looked
up to an older girl named
Tina, who impressed her
with her warmth and sweet
spirit.
Rich has followed in
Tina's footsteps, earning
the admiration of her peers
and teachers.
"She's the sweetest


girl you'll ever meet," said
guidance counselor Ginger
Bernal. "She's always very
friendly to people. Even to
people she picks up on that
need help."
Hightower, the son of
Randy and Linnie Hight-
ower of Wewahitchka, has.
also embraced his role as a
student-leader.


He is a member of the
Student Government As-
sociation, Fellowship of
Christian Athletes and
marching band.
He also mentors sixth-
grader Zachary Martin as
part of the College for Ev-
ery Student program..
An active member of
the First Baptist Church of


Wewahitchka's youth pro-
gram, Hightower attended
the church-sanctioned Stu-
dent Leadership University
last summer.
The camp taught Hight-
ower to always aim high.
"I learned that those who
want to succeed don't ever
settle. They always strive
for excellence," he said.
Though the students
have not received their of-
ficial itineraries, they can
look forward to mingling
with peers and meeting es-
teemed guests, including
O'Brian himself.
Rich has quizzed last
year's HOBY participant,
Sara Ward, about her expe-
riences in Tallahassee, and
looks forward to her trip.
"I'm excited about repre-
senting St. Joe," she said.
Hightower will be soak-
ing it all in, with hopes to
return to Wewahitchka an
even greater leader.
. Lamenting that Wewahi-
tchka's academic promise
is often overlooked by larg-
er universities, Hightower
has already formed an ac-
tion plan.
"If we set our goals aca-
demically very high, it will
be easier for upcoming stu-
dents to be looked at by col-
leges," he said.


pMEW


By Tim Croft
Star News Editor


Bo and Pam Barrow love to cook.
They'll invite, friends over to their Decatur, Georgia
home and put out a, feast. Nothing is too much of a chal-
lenge. *
So last year, while visiting Pam's mother who lives in
Mexico Beach, the couple noticed there was a Gumbo
Cook-off every year in the city. They decided to pick up an
application for this year's event.
TheycalledtheirteamnBoGatorandgotdowntobusiness
last Wednesday making the roux that would be the founda-
tion of their concoction
for


the annual Gumbo Cook-Off last Saturday.
That foundation must have been mighty sturdy as Bo
and Pam, or rather Team BoGator, was recognized as the
First Place Overall gumbo by a panel of judges, among
them a reporter for this newspaper.
"We had absolutely no expectations," Bo Barrow said
with a smile creasing his face. "We just love to cook. Now,
it is a little different between cooking for a group of friends
and cooking for this many people. But it was a team ef-
fort."
*It pretty much had to be on a day when the rain decided
to be the most prominent and frequent "guest" at Sunset
Park, which didn't live up to its name save for the disposi-
tion of the hundreds who turned out to sample the tasty
treats of more than 20 gumbo chefs, not to mention home-
made sweets, hamburgers, sausage dogs and the works.
After getting their roux just right, the Barrows start-
ed on their sauce the night before the competition,
mixing in the ingredients that by the judge's taste
.: buds made for the best "classic" gumbo.
"Did you taste the red pepper'" Bo Barrow
%wondered "I use all three, red, white and black
because they say each one opens a different taste
bud on your tongue.
"And we cooked our sauce last night because we
didn't want to go crazy and be cooking out here."
Probably a wise decision, given the downpour that
drenched the festivities just as the judging was getting
uniderway:
The Barrows weren't the only ones making winning
gumbo in the rain and having the time of their lives do-
ing it.
Down the line trom the Barrows was a pair of teams
who were competing for more than just Mexico Beach
bragging rights.
One was made up of a group of men working over a
huge vat of gumbo and telling the ladies to their left. labor-
ing over a small 10-gallon pot, what ingredients they'd left
out, how the men's gtunbo was going to be an award win-
ner and on and on.
But as the prizes were being passed out those la-
dies. calling themselves Dawg Gone Good Gumbo,
and headed by Arlien Edwards. won third place in the
J amateur competition
The trash talkers next to them? Those were their
husbands and let's just say they were none too happy to
ending up second in their households. They had plenty
l of questions about the judges' sanity and tasting ability.
The top team in the commercial division went to Tou-
can's Restaurant and Wicked Willies out of Carrabelle
" finished as ruumer-up.
In the amateur category, Jan DeCosmo and her team
Tazaca, took first place with the-Teqtula Diner Club,
made up of Brian Underwood, Bill Kennedy and Joe
Rentfro took second place in front ot Dawg Gone Good
SGumbo.
Despite the rain, the competition was fierce, the
festivities a bit damp but festive and plenty of folks
Walked aw ay their appetites sated.
"This was our first time entering this and it was
a lot of fun," Bo Barrow said. "We will definitely be
back next year"
Hopefully, the rain will take a pass.






B2 I The Star


Wedding

ANNOUNCEMENT


Hippensteal-Medley Wedding
Mrs. Kimberly Emanuel and Mr. and Mrs. Jack Med-
ley would like to announce the upcoming wedding of their
children, Stormie Hippensteal to Chad Medley on Satur-
day, Feb. 21 at 4 p.m. ET at the White City Baptist Church,
7210 Hwy. 71 in White City, Florida. '
Reception to follow in the Fellowship Hall.
No local invitations will be sent. All friends and family
are welcome to attend.


Thursday, February 19, 2009


Society


Birth ANNOUNCEMENTS


Troy Patterson Announces Birth of Sister Kreek Scott Nelson is Born


Troy Riley Patterson would like to announce the birth
of his baby sister, Kyndall Denise Patterson. Kyndall was
born on Friday, Jan. 20, 2009 at 2:45 p.m. at Bay Medical
Center.
She weighed 9 lbs., 9.4 oz. and was 23 inches long.
The proud parents are Amy and Jason Patterson of
Wewahitchka.


Kreek Scott Nelson was born Jan. 11 at Gulf Coast
Medical Center. He weighed 6.7 pounds and was 20 inch-
es long.
The proud parents are Shana Woodruff and John Nel-
son.
Kreek has two sisters, Katarina and Cheyanne. We
welcome you home baby boy.


Breaking news online


at www. starfl.com


Blues The Rock

eep Blues Bond

'There's always time for the Blues",
Gage Blevins 850-229-1460 qagqeblevins@yahoo.com
myspac.com/thedeepbluesband-myspace.com/subtletranquilizm







COOKING SCHOOL

Don't miss this fun-filled, scrumptious evening of
on-stage cooking demonstrations, goodie bags lots of raffle
prizes, plus exhibits and booths!

Seating is limited!
Get your tickets early and save!
Thursday, March 5th
Marina Civic Center, Panama City
Tickets: $10 in advance at The News Herald or
online at www.newsherald.com / $12 at the door*
Show starts at 6:30 p.m.
Doors open at 4 p.m. to visit booths
Limited quantity; availability not guaranteed. All ticket prices include sales tax.


* Visit a variety of vendors' booths before the show;
including a pre-tasting wine booth with
National Sponsor, Gallo Wine.

New this year, The Taste of Home 2008 revised
Cook Book will only be available to attendees at a
discounted price! *Llmited quantity available.


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Stop by the News Herald (501 W. 11th Street) Monday through
Friday, between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. to purchase tickets.


Buy your tickets onlinel
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School logo, enter your information we will mail your ticket to you.


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Birthday ANNOUNCEMENTS


S Happy Birthday Hailyn
Hailyn turned 2 on Feb. 8.
She celebrated with parents
| Tom and Stephanie Levins,
i brothers Bladen and Strat-
ton Levins and the rest of
i her family and friends. Hailyn
had a Dora party at the 10th
Street Park.
Happy birthday big girl.
l'. We love you so much.


Happy Birthday Madison
Madison Paige turned 4 re-
cently.
Happy Birthday and we love
you,
Dad, Mom and Avery.

















Deacon Capers Allen
Happy 100th, Uncle Ca-
pers. Thank you for all the
years of love, compassion
and wisdom. To make the
century mark is only by
God's good grace. God has
truly smiled on you.
Lovingly,
The Dawson and
Griffin families


Happy Birthday Sherry
(Thornton) Dozier
We knew it is really risky,
But we just had to
Let you know
Sherry's Turning 60!
Ho, Ho, Ho!
Ron, Sheila and Don






Thursday, February 19, 2009


Local


Community BRIEFS


The Starl B3


Library NEWS


8th annual event to
benefit the Mexico
beach volunteer fire
department
Saturday, March 21st,
7am CST til...at the Mex-
ico beach fire dept, 118 N.
14 th St.
Come and shop for big
bargains. Donations for
the Sale may be dropped
off at Fire Hall Monday
through Friday between
8-4PM until (Wed, 18th of
March.)
Call 648-4790 to sched-
ule a pickup if you can't
drop off your donation
For our 4th year rent
a space at this event and
have a sale of your own.
(Call Laura to save
your space) $10 donation
reserves your space why
not clean out your closet
- the more vendors the
better turn out!!! (BYOT-
bring your own table)
Have lunch while you
shop. We will be serving
hotdogs, chips & sodas.


People Helping
People
The following commu-
nity needs are asked from
the people of Gulf County:
A 26-inch bicycle for
a young woman to ride to
and from work. Call 229-
5262 if you have one;
A full size box spring
for single parent (the old
one has collapsed). Call
229-5262 if you have one;
Good working televi-
sion set (cable ready) for
elderly couple. Call 229-
5262 if you have one.
Anyone in need of food,
emergency food bag is
available at the People
Helping People Food Pan-
try.
Please call 229-5262 if
you need some or anyone
who wishes to donate.

Shiitake Mushroom
Production
Workshop
The Gulf County Co-
operative Extension Ser-
vice will sponsor a Shii-
take Mushroom Produc-
tion workshop to be held
Thursday, Feb. 26 at the
Centennial. Building, in
Port St. Joe.
The workshop will start
at 6:30 p.m. ET. There will
be a registration of $10 to
cover cost. of materials.


Each participant will be
able to carry an inocu-
lated log home. If possible
please bring a portable
drill and a 5/16 drill bit to
expedite the inoculation
of your log. If you don't
have a drill please come
anyway, we'll provide you
with a drill and drill bit.
If you need more infor-
mation contact the Gulf
County Extension Service
at 639-3200, 229-2909 or
e-mail rlcarter@ifas.ufl.
edu.

Mexico Beach AARP
Meeting
The Mexico Beach
AARP Chapter 4325 will
host a meeting on Friday,
Feb. 20 at 1 p.m. (CST) at
the Methodist 'Church in
Mexico Beach. Our guest
speaker will be Mexico
Beach councilmember
Bob Ginsberg. His topic
will be the conditions and
future of Mexico Beach.
For more information,
contact Edward Koziol at
648-2161.

Mardi Gras Gala
The Junior Service
League of Port St Joe
will be hosting its annual
Mardi Gras Gala on Feb.
21, 2009 at the Centennial
Building; all proceeds will
go to the League's charita-
ble efforts for Gulf County
children.
Returning to the Mardi
Gras theme, this year's
ball will include a live
band, silent auction, casino
gaming, and New Orleans
cuisine. In addition to the
band, street performers
like magicians, jugglers,
mimes and fortune tellers
will entertain patrons dur-
ing the festivities. Revel-
ers will also enjoy a mask
parade complete with
floats and throws as if they
were on the streets of the
French Quarter in New
Orleans.
The Junior Service
League is, a non-profit
organization of women
whose goal is to help
children throughout Gulf
County. The League's
foremost program is Jam
Packs, which provides el-
ementary students with a
backpack stuffed with all
the school supplies each
student needs for the year.
In addition to Jam Packs,
the League awarded more
than $8000 in scholarships
in the past year to Gulf
County seniors. The Ju-


nior Service League also
hosts the Junior Miss Pro-
gram, a mentoring plan
for middle school girls, an
annual Easter Egg Hunt,
and pictures with Santa
at the Christmas on the
Coast festival in downtown
Port St. Joe. The Gala is
the primary fundraiser for
all these projects.
Tickets to the event are
$30 each or $50 for a couple
and are still available by
contacting Amy Ouellette
at (850) 340-0319 or Ginger
Golson at (850) 227-5012.

February CPR classes
to be held at the Gulf
County Emergency
Operations Center

CPR classes are sched-
ule for Feb. 27 at the Gulf
County Emergency Op-
erations Center.
The first class is 8 a.m.
until noon ET and the sec-
ond class if 1-5 p.m. ET.
The cost is $35 per per-
son and no reservations
are required.
There is no charge foir
county and city employ-
ees.
Grants from the Flor-
ida Department of EMS
make it, possible to offer
classes free to all: fire
fighters, law enforce-
ment, and EMS 1st Re-
sponders!

Free Tax Preparation
The Gulf County Com-
munity Development
Corporation, through the
VITA program, offer free
income tax preparation.
Our concentration is for
these people who qualify
for the Earned Income
Tax Credit and Child Tax
Credit.
Please call 850-229-
1477 for an appointment,
or bring your.W-2, Social'
Security number or ITIN's
for all family members. If
you desire a direct bank
deposit bring your check-
ing/savings account num-
ber with the routing infor-
mation.
The CDC is located at
401 Peters reet, Port St.
Joe.

Red Hat Chit Chat
The Red Hat Beach
Belles will have a Mardi
Gras Theme Gathering
at 10:30 a.m. C.T. on Mon-
day, Feb. 23 at the home of
Mary Jo Walsh, 613 Fort-


ner Ave., Mexico Beach.
"Loaner Beads" will be
available. Please call Mary
Jo at 648-4369 or Jenny.
Kinsey at 647-2989 to make
your reservation.

Dr. Hubbard to
administer Equine
Coggins clinic
The Gulf County Coop-
erative Extension Service
will sponsor an Equine
Coggins Clinic on Febru-
ary 28, 2009.
Dr. Carla Hubbard will
administer the Coggins
test Saturday, February 28,
2009, starting at 8:00am CT.
The cost for the clinic will
be $30.00 and is mainly for
South of end Wewa, Port
St. Joe and the general vi-
cinity. This will be the last
clinic hosted.
You must contact the
Gulf County Extension Of-
fice at 850-639-3200 to be
put on list for this clinic by
February 26, 2019.
A negative Coggins test
is mandatory in Florida if
transporting horses. If you
travel without a Coggins,
you may face a hefty fine.
A Coggins test should be
done on an annual basis.
For more information
contact the Gulf County
Cooperative Extension
Service at (850) 639-3200.

4-H programs
offered
Special to the Star
WHO: Youth between
the ages of 8 13 (as of
September 1, 2008)
WHAT:-This is a day to
explore what the 4-H pro-
gram has to offer you. Join
other 4-Her's from'around
the district to make new
friends, discover your po-
tential, gain leadership
skills, attend interesting
workshops and have fun!
Experi-ence a 4-H Blitz as
you explore 4-H' opportu-
nities.
This will be followed
by a Florida 4-H Birthday
Party to Celebrate Florida
4-H's 100 years.
WHERE: Gadsden
County, UF North Florida
Researclf & Education
Center, 155 Research
Road, Quincy, FL 32351
HOW: Contact Gulf
County 4-H office at,639-
3200 or 229-2909 before
Friday, March 6, 2009 to
register.
COST: $6.00 (Includes
lunch & workshop sup-
plies).


Valentine's day party a big success


Pristine Properties Va-
cation Rentals is happy to
report that their 5th An-
nual Snowbird Valentine
Party was a huge success,
much larger than expect-
ed. On February 15th, the
staff at Pristine Properties
hosted a Valentine Party
for all winter guests stay-
ing in our area. The party
was held at the new Gulf
County Welcome Center,
which is a beautiful setting
for such an event. There
were approximately 250
guests from all over the
country and abroad in at-
tendance. This is a good
indication how well tour-
ism has been this winter
for our area. Pristine
Properties Vacation Rent-
als would like to thank all
of the local businesses that
donated door prize give-
aways. Each gift was a big
hit and all of the winners
Were greatly appreciative.
Winter months along
our Forgotten Coast have
increasingly become a
destination for our north-
ern neighbors. .It is a
great escape from shov-
eling snow to come to a
quiet serene place with a
great sense of community
like our own. With nearly
70% of Pristine Properties'
250 homes, townhomes
and condos occupied, this
fact is becoming more and
more apparent.
The entire staff at
Pristine Properties Vaca-
tion Rentals and Pristine
Properties Real Estate


SUBMITTED PHOTO I Special to the Star


would like to thank all of
the guests in attendance
and wish all of our visitors
a happy winter and look
forward to seeing you back
next winter.
Pristine Properties Va-
cation Rentals is a locally
owned property manage-
ment company with nearly
250 properties in Cape
San Bias, Indian Pass, St.
Joe Beach and MexicoI
Beach. With two offices,
one in Mexico Beach and
one in Cape San Blas, the
friendly staff is available
seven days a week to help
visitors make the most of
their Florida beach vaca-
tion. Stop by anytime or
call 1-800-215-0677 to speak


with one of our very knowl-
edgeable reservation spe-
cialist.
Justin and Alyson Ger-
lach, owners of Pristine
Properties, would person-
ally like to thank their staff
for their hard work in mak-
ing this event a success..
Also, they would .like to
acknowledge the following
businesses who donated
gifts: Shoreline Styles,
Ivey's Nails at Shoreline
Styles, Provision's, Char-
lie Pettis, St. Joseph's Bay
Country Club, Triple Tails
Liquor & Gifts, Joseph's
Cottage, Coast 2 Coast
Printing & Promotions, St.
Joe Marina, Lulu's Sweet
Expectations, Beach to


Bay Interiors, A Mermaid's
Tail, -Sister's Restaurant,
Pepper's Mexican Grill, St.
Joe Ace Hardware, Port-
side Trading Company,
Cooper's Cut & Style, Sassy
Nails, The Port Fine Wine
& Spirits, The Nail Place,
Mango Marley's, The
Grove, Mexico Beach CDC,
Gulf County TDC, Bayside
Florist, Marquardt's Ma-
rina, Sunset Coastal Grill
and Conehead's Restau-
rant. A big thanks goes out
to Dana Black and Sarah
Gaskins who provided en-
tertainment throughout
the party. Everyone work-
ing together made this
the best Snowbird Party to
date.


Used book sale from
10 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Sat-
urday, Feb. 21. Our thanks
to all who have donated
books, we could always
use more.
Annual meeting 2-4
p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 28.
Beverly Mount-Douds will
be the guest speaker with
the topic her new book
about Apalachicola. Ev-
eryone is welcome.
Regular library hours:
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
4 p.m. ET
Friends of the Library
meetings are held the first
Monday of every month
at 5:30 p.m. ET. Come join
us.
Friends of the Library
book sale is the third Sat-
urday of every month from
10 a.m. until 2 p.m. ET.


ALL *

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to the family- we currently have many litters of
PUPPIES! Lab mixes & mixes of other sorts.

affectionate. Puppies will. be spayed/eutered
when adopted. Please stop by the Humane
Society at 1007 Tenth St. Tues. Sat. between
10am & 4pm. You may also call 227-1103 &
ask for Melody!


TIME IS NOT RIGHT FOR ADOPTION-
consider being a foster parent. When you foster
a pet, you greatly increase their chances of being
adopted! Contact the St. Joseph Bay Humane
Society for details.






S772 Suite B U.S.'98
Port St. Joe, FL 32456 Dan Ostman
(850) 227-1244 Ph/Fax
Cell (850) 832-1560 I NAPA CARE CENTER [



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These businesses invite you to visit the church of your choice this week.


]FAITH


Rish, Gibson, Scholz &
Groom, P.A.
William J. Rish, ThomasS, Gibson, Russell Schol,
Paul W.i Groom
(850) 229-8211


SOUTHERLAND FAMILY
FUNERAL HOME
507 lth Street Port St Joe
(850) 229-8111


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


Thursday, February 19, 2009 w w w. s t arfl.com Page B4


T he Christian CONSCIENCE


Empowers



Christians
Goliath stood over-nine foot tall.
He challenged the Israelites one and
all.
They were all scared to be the very last
man, but just as always, God had a plan.
Goliath mocked the Israelites army 40
days, they were about to get uptight.
Then David comes along and takes up
the fight.
A young shepherd boy with no
experience at all.
A boy with God in his heart had
answered the call.
They tried to give him armor, which he
could not wear.
He picked five smooth stones from the
brook with care.
With stones in his shepherd's bag and
sling in his hand, David went to fight this
giant of a man.
He said you come to me with spear,
shield and sword, but I come to you in the
name of the Lord.
The Lord will deliver you into my hand,
that all the earth will know there's a God
in this land.
God delivered the giant with a sling and
a stone.
David had no fear for he was not alone.
When difficult times come, as they
usually do,
Remember God still empowers His
people now, too.
Billy Johnson


St. James holds

pancake supper
St. James' Episcopal Church, 800 22nd
Street in Port St. Joe, will have its annual
Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper at 5 p.m.
ET on Tuesday, Feb. 24. Adults are $3 and
children $2. Everyone is welcome.


CONTRIBUTED PHOTO
This 1973 photo shot in Turkey is purported to be the remnants of Noah's Ark.




Searching for the lost Ark


Do you know about Ed Davis?. Every
Christian should know about MSgt. Ed
Davis! In 1943 he was assigned to the
US Army Corps of Engineers base in
Hamadan, Iran. (That was back when
Iran was our ally). His task was to build
a road from Iran to the USSR to help
with the lend-lease effort. Through a
favor that he and his group provided, he
became friends with a Kurdish family
named Abas. That is not surprising
because many Kurds have the name,
Abas.
His driver, Badi Abas, told him that
he and his family knew the location of
Noah's Ark, and asked if Ed would like'
to go and see it. Being a religious man,
Ed agreed, and was excited about the
prospect. In the late summer of 1943, a
very hot and dry year, Ed Davis went on
a five day journey with seven or eight
male members of the Abas family, and
eventually was shown two very large
pieces of Noah's Ark, near the eastern
summit of Mt. Ararat in eastern Turkey.
Ed's account sounded like a fairy
tale until an Ark researcher named Ray
Anderson (That's another name that
every Christian should know!) FOUND
THESE TWO PIECES OF THE ARK on
photos that were'being passed around
the Ark search community! Itay had


climbed Ararat several times but was
not successful in locating the Ark. One
of these pieces is shown here along
with this article. Many more photos are
shown on our www.mexicobeachcwc.
corn web site.
Both Ed and Ray have now passed
away. Ed Davis passed away in 1998.
Ray passed away on November 6,2006.
Before passing away, Ray posted on
the internet, considerable details of
Ed's trip to see Noah's Ark, and his
day long interview with him. He also
posted many photos, which add much
credence to.Ed's story. Ray's family
continues to maintain the web site.
I have talked with them, via e-mail.
They are nice Christian people. I have
also communicated by e-mail with a
number of people, who knew Ed Davis,
and talked with him, before he passed
away.
Visit Ray's web site! I can
pretty much guarantee that you
will be spellbound! It is well worth
the time.. His site is called www.
noahsarkfactnotfiction.com.
So, what does this mean to you?
Well, maybe it doesn't mean much to
you, but I can guarantee that it means
a lot to your children, and a lot of
other young people,, who have gone to


secular schools, and been taught that
the Bible is just a book of myths, and
we all got here by evolution.
This also means that true history
and true science agree with the Bible,
and you better take the Bible and its
commandments seriously. Jesus may.
very well be returning this year. Get
your life in order, and get ready. Jesus,
many times, and in many ways, said,
"Watch and be ready." If you could be
"saved" and all set for life, He wouldn't
have said that!
At the Mexico Beach Christian
Worship Center, we teach the whole
Bible, as recorded in the original
languages. Our services begin, with
a time of greeting, and fellowship, at
9:30 Sunday AM CST. Worship begins
at 9:45 a-m. After the service, we
have a pot luck fellowship luncheon.
(Hebrews 10:24 25) We worship at the
Mexico Beach Civic Center on 105 N.
31st street, behind the Beach Walk gift
shop, just off U.S. 98e in Mexico Beach,
FL.
God Bless,
Pastor Tim Morrill
Mexico Beach Christian Worship
Center
pastor@mexicobeachcwc.com


Join us at the Presbyterian Women in Action meeting
The First Presbyterian ing "Jubilee!, Luke's Gospel for project. Our favorite local mis- ing a Christmas tree with all the women's group and would like
Church of Port St. Joe is located the Poor." Poor being defined as sion project for the past two trimmings! What a blessing we to join us in our efforts to serve
at 508 Sixteenth Street and Sun- those excluded because of gen- years has been a huge success. have received from our efforts. God through Bible study, prayer,
day worship is at 10 a.m. ET. We der, age, economics, physical Working through The Salvation Pam Martin is the Rural Coordi- fellowship and services to oth-
have a very active Presbyterian malady or religion. Army's Domestic Violence Pro- nator of the program and can be ers, we would welcome you
Women's group. We meet the For the past two years we gram, we have adopted a family contacted at 229-2901 if you are with open arms. Please call. the
first Monday of each month at 10 have chosen to participate in for Christmas. interested in getting involved church at 227-1756 if you have
a.m. ET at the church. Refresh- Operation Christmas Child We are a small group, but have with a program that serves a questions about the church or
ments are followed by a Bible (shoe boxes filled with gifts) as managed to fill the wish list for a need in our own community. women's group and we will re-
study. We are currently study- our major world-wide mission mother and two children includ- If you do not belong to a turn your call.



The Silver Ring Thing to be held in Port St. Joe


The Silver Ring Thing will be'
held on Friday, Feb. 20 from 7-9
p.m. ET at the Port St. Joe High
School Gym.
The Live, Event, SRT's 2-2.5
hour stage performance incorpo-
rates high energy music, special
effects, fast-paced video, personal
testimonies, and comedy all deliv-
ered in a concert-style approach
with which teenagers can respond


and relate. The program also
presents an evangelistic message
focused on forgiveness and new
beginnings with an opportunity to
embrace a "second virginity."
Students who make a commit-
ment to abstinence may purchase
a silver ring as a symbol and re-
minder of their decision. After
each event, students who make
this commitment are followed-up


by SRT staff with weekly e-mails
that encourage and equip these
students in their commitment.
This event is targeted at middle/
high school students (ages 12-18)
but is also relevant, to college and.
young adult ages. A parent's ses-
sion is also held at each event to
educate parents about what is
happening in today's youth culture
and how they can encourage and


support their child's abstinence
commitment.
The following link is the homep-
age where you can preview videos
and testimonials and find out gen-
eral information about the event
atwww.silverringthing.com/home.
asp.
This link will take you directly
to the specific event that will be
held in


Port St. Joe and will allow you
to register your group online. Also
you can downloadan event poster
at wwwsilverringthing.com/regis-
trationdisplay.asp?regID=239.
We would also like to thank one
of our sponsors, "Way EM" and
encourage everybody to support
this wonderful Christian Radio
Station, 88.1 in Tallahassee and
88.3 in Panama City/Port St. Joe.


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lFaithBible
Ill C. H U R C H
Michael Rogers Pastor
9:45 AM ..................... ....................... Sunday School
10:30 AM ........ ............... Fellowship Breakfast
11:00 AM ........................... ...................... W orship
6:00 PM ........................................................ W orship
www.faithbiblepsj.net
801 20th Street Port St. Joe 229-6707
Home of Faith Christian School



i First Presbyterian Church
of Port St. Joe
508 Sixteenth Street 227-1756
1 Reverend Ruth Hempel
Worship Service 10:00 a.m.
Sunday School 11:00 a.m.


[First Baptist Church
102 THIRD STREET PORT ST. JOE
Jerome Barnes, Interim Pastor
Buddy Caswell, Minister of Music & Education
Bobby Alexander, Minister to Students


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 Meeifing.............:...... 6:30 pm
Children's Ministry
Activities 6:30 pm
Youth Ministry Activities... 6:30 pm


www.fbcpsj.org

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

Morning Prayer & Holy Communion
Sunday................. 8:00 a.m.
The Rev. David Mans, Priest
Services being held at the United Pentecostal Church
309 6th Street Port St Joe. FL
"An Unchanging Faith In A Changing World"
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Family Life
Church
Pastors Andrew & Cathy Rutherford
Welcome you to worship with us:
Sunday 10:30am
Sunday Night Prayer 6pm
Wednesday 7pm


A Spirit Filled
Outreach Oriented
Word of Faith Church


HOME OF THE
POWERHOUSE
YOUTH MINISTRIES


www.familylifechurch.net
323 Reid Ave ~ Downtowni Port St. Joe, FL ~ 850-229-5433 j


Oak Grove Church
Cot ff0odm -foi f eolfe, Jewwiioy 0 'IhPor
..Come Grow With Us! I -l


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


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


God Stil


T he Christian CONSCIENCE


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Thursday, February 19, 2009


Obituaries

Eugene (Gene) C. Stephens


Mr. Eugene (Gene) C.
Stephens, 96, of Kinard,
passed away early Sunday
morning, Feb. 15, at his
home. He was born on
Aug. 21, 1912 in Wewahi-
tchka, but as a youngster
moved with his family
south and eventually set-
tled in Plant City. During
the Depression years he
became a certified welder
and worked across the
country with his young
family in tow, working in
shipyards, pipelines, and
took part in the building
of the Grand Coulee Dam.
During WWII he was a
foreman in the Tampa
Shipyard. His wife, Ethel,
who he taught to weld, also
worked in the shipyard.
After the war he became
a long-term employee of
American Cyamid, work-
ing in maintenance in the
local phosphate mining
industry from which he
retired in 1972. Afterwards
he continued to pursue his
true interest of quail hunt-
ing, fishing, raising cattle
and riding his horses. In
1983, he decided central.


Florida was too crowded
and moved to Kinard near
his relative, Libby Pitts. He
was a member of Cypress
Creek Missionary Baptist
Church.
Survivors include one
daughter, Carolyn Porter
of Kinard, one son, Brad
Stephens and his wife,
Loretta of Garland, Texas,
nephew Wilmer Quincy
and his wife Eleanor of
Malone, Florida, three
grandchildren, Terrill Silva
of Cincinnati, Ohio, Scott
Stephens of Dallas, and
Jeannie DeAngelo of Para-
gould, AK and four great-
grandchildren.
Funeral services were
held Tuesday, Feb. 17, at 11
a.m. CT.at Cypress Creek
Missionary Baptist Church
in Kinard with Rev. Joseph
Yates officiating. Intern-
ment followed in Cypress
Creek Cemetery in Ki-
nard. The family received
friends on Monday, Feb. 16
at Peavy Funeral Home.
All arrangements are un-
der the direction of Marion
Peavy at Peavy Funeral
Home in Blountstown.


David Houston Kemp


Mr. David Houston
Kemp, 27, of Wewahitchka
passed away Friday, Feb. 13
in a construction accident
near Panama City. David
was born on Sept. 2, 1981 in
Blountstown and had lived
in Wewahitchka for most of-
his life. He was a truck driv-
er for Triangle .Construction
Company. He was preceded
in death by his grandpar-.
ents, Charles and Betty
Bailey, and grandfather,
Carlee Daniels. He was of
the Assembly of God faith.
Survivors include his
wife, Tracy Price Kemp
of Wewahitchka, parents,
Houston and Patricia Kemp
of Blountstown, two sons,
Dylan Kemp and Jarrot
Jones, both of Wewahitch-


ka, one brother, Frederick
Kemp of Wewahitchka, one
sister, Jennifer Amanda
Kemp of Blountstown, pa-
ternal grandparents, Alva
and Roxie Kemp of Wewa-
hitchka and several aunts,
uncles and cousins.
Funeral services will be
held Thursday, Feb. 19, at
11 a.m. CT from the grave-
side at Kemp Cemetery
in Wewahitchka with Rev.
Dallas Presley officiat-
ing. Interment willfollow.
The family will receive
friends from 6-8 p.m. CT
on Wednesday, Feb. 18 at
Peavy Funeral Home. All
arrangements are under
the direction of Marlon
Peavy at Peavy Funeral
Home in Blountstown.


Della Mae Dickens


Della Mae Dickens, 49,
of Wewahitchka, passed
away Sunday evening
February, 8, 2009. She was
a lifelong resident of We-
wahitchka. She loved her
children and grandchil-
dren and also liked racing
and her cold beer.
She is survived by her
children, Kenneth "Tank"
Dickens of Youngstown,
Jason Dickens of Pan-
ama City, and'Andrea
McLemore of Youngstown;
her grandchildren, Daw-


son McLemore, Kylee
McLemore, Wesley Dick-
ens, and Kaitlyn Dickens;
five brothers; and two
sisters.
Graveside services
were held Friday, Febru-
ary 13, 2009 at 1 p.m. CST
at Jehu Cemetery, con-
ducted by the Rev. Eddie
Causey.
Funeral services were
under the directions of
Comforter Funeral Home,
Wewahitchka Branch
.Chapel.


Cicero Hoover


Cicero Hoover
Cicero Hoover, 82, of.
Wewahitchka, FL passed
away Tuesday, February
10, 2009. Cicero was born
to Vivian Hoover of Wewa-
hitchka on April 22, 1926.
Cicero was preceded in
death by his wife, Ruth Vir-
ginia after 38 years of mar-
riage. Cicero is survived by
five children, Vivian Ruth
Pines, Harold Hoover, Car-
ol Hoover, Darlene Dick-
ens and Billy Hoover; ten
grandchildren; and nine
great-grandchildren.
The family will gather


at the home of Truson and
Dorothy Hysmith. '
The family would like
to express their great ap-
preciation to the staff of
Clifford C. Sims Veterans
Nursing Home and Cov-
enant Hospice.
Graveside.services
were held Friday, Febru-
ary 13, 2009 at 10:00 a.m.
CST at Roberts Cemetery
in Wewahitchka.
Funeral services were
under the directions of
Comforter Funeral Home,
Wewahitchka Branch Cha-
pel.


.f 1fia eic Jf eacd
111 Norfh 22nd Street Mexico Bench, 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 Beach ited Methodist (hirch
NuisiEm PRoVI .
Rev. Ted Lovelace, Pastor Church/Office: 648-8820

++++| TO KNOW CHRISTAND TO MAKE HIM KNOWN


I ST. JAMES'

EPISCOPAL CHURCH

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


Faith


The Star I B5


Hope Family Worship presents


"The Final Exodus"
Ezra International Family Worship Center be Rev. Richard C. Wag- the Jewish people and
will present "The Final located at 2001 Garrison ner. their return to the land of
Exodus" at 6:30 p.m. at Avenue. Come hear what God is Israel from the "Land of
Sunday, Feb. 22 at Hope The guest speaker will doing prophetically with the North."


Second annual Women's Fellowship


luncheon will be in March


The second annual
Women's Fellowship Lun-
cheon "YES" To Change,
will be held at 11 a.m. Sat-
urday, March 14,2009.
You're invited to be
a "special guest" to this
women's only event.
It's just the right occa-
sion for such a time as this.
We know that seasons and


times change, however;
God's love for his children
remains the same and
never change.
We as mighty women of
God have been given the
ultimate ability to birth
things in the spirit. Now
is the time for us to sym-
bolize together, join hand
in hand in unity and allow


Homecoming


celebration will be

this Sunday


New Harvest Fellow-
ship Assembly of God at
1800 N. Hwy. 71 in Wewa-
hitchka will have a Home-
coming on Feb. 22.
The service starts at
10:30 a.m. CT.
Dinner on the grounds


will follow the mornifig
service.
Please bring a covered
dish arid join us for an
anointed time of worship
and fellowship.
For more information
call 850-832-7953.


God to perfect us in this
highly Anointed Celebra-
tion.
So I ask, will you come,
and partake in witnessing
the out pouring of God's
Holy Spirit.
"A new commandment
I give unto you, that ye
love one another; as I have
loved you, that ye also love


one another" John 13:34
We the daughters of
the highest, true and liv-
ing God, humbly say thank
you.
New Life Christian Cen-
ter: 504 6th Street, Port St.
Joe.
If you can't make it
please give us a call at 850-
299-7781.


Victory Temple


Choir hosts annual


anniversary

Victory Temple First Born Holiness Church
will be celebrating its annual Choir Anniversary at
11:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. ETon Feb. 22. The 6 p.m. ser-
vice will be a musical program featuring "Gospel
Celebration of Choirs." Everyone is invited to join
in on this celebration.


Service for Rev. Pierson to be held Feb. 22


Dear brothers and,
sisters in Chris: Greet-
ings to all in the name of
the Father, Son and Holy
Spirit.
Zion Fair Missionary
Baptist Church will be ob-
serving an Appreciation


service for its pastor, Rev.
Robert L. Pierson, on the
fourth Sunday, Feb. 22, at
4p.m.
We extend an invita-
tion to all to come out and
support this special occa-
sion with us.


Better be ready
I can tell you better If you go to hell you will
be ready. Jesus is soon to burn forever and ever.
come. If you are not ready Don't be like the fool. Get
it will not be right for you. right with God and do it
When you die, you are go- now,. or you'll burn for-
ing to. hell. The Bible said ever.
follow peace. Without ho- May God bless you all.
lines, ho man shall see Love,
the Lord. Hell is, for real. Mother Freeman


Dr. Robert E. King


Dr. Robert E. King, of
Port St. Joe, passed away
to the Lord during a restful
night at his home on the
morning of Feb. 16, 2009.
Dr. King was 84 years of
age. He was born in Lu-
verne, Alabama on Octo-
ber 8, 1924.
He attended Auburn
University until he was
drafted into the Army and
was a graduate of Emory
University School of Den-
tistry. His dental career
and community service
expanded over a period of
60 years in Port St. Joe. Dr.
King moved to Port St. Joe
in 1948 after an honorable
service with the Army. He
was an active member of
the First United Methodist
Church, Chief of Staff of
Gulf Pines Hospital, a
member of the Kiwanis
Club, Trustee of Gulf Coast


Community College for 27
years, and was an active
participant in the early
development and expan-
sion of the college.
He is survived by his
wife of 59 years, Janet
Whitaker King; daughter,
Karen Arde King, son,
Christopher King and wife
Amy, daughter, Cuyler
Hobbs and husband Mike;
and his granddaughter,
Kendall Hicks.
A celebration of his
life will be held at the
First United Methodist in
Port St. Joe at 11 a.m. ET,
Thursday, Feb. 19, 2009,
conducted by the Rev. Mac
Fulcher and the Rev. David
Fernandez. The family
will receive friends at the
church from 10- 11 a.m.
Services are provided
by Comforter Funeral
Home.


FIRST UNITED
METHODIST CHURCH
Constitution and M'fonument Port St. Joe


Sunday:
Contemporary Service 9:00 a.m. ET
Sunday School: 10:00 a.m. ET
Traditional Worship: 11:00 a.m. ET
Wednesday:
Youth: 530 p.m. ET
Choir: 7:00 p.m. ET


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


Jesus is Lord and He is waiting
FOR YOU AT:
iglbtanb View aptist Qurcl
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.
Discipleship Training 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer 7:00 p.m.


Our guest speaker is
the Bishop Russell A.
Wright, Sr., pastor of the
Providence Full Gospel
Methodist Church of Pan-
ama City, along with his
congregation..
We are looking forward


to a blessed and anointed
time in the Lord, and we
would be honored by your
presence.
For additional infor-
.mation, please see Dea-
con Ernest Gant or Sister
Gloria Q. Gant.


ALL *
AMERIC
SPool Servi
Pride in America Pride1q


Now servin
Mexico Beac.
and Port St f


, "Our Church can be your home"

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

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Sunday School.......... ... ....10 a.m. Sunday Evening Worship ..............8 p.m.
Sunday Morning Worship ..........11 a.m. Wednesday Evening Service ....... 7 p.m.


The friendly place to worship!


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


Worship with us at
Long Avenue Baptist Church
Where Faith, Family &Friendship are fund
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



The Catholic Church
of Gulf County
St. Joseph Parish
20th Monument Ave. Port St. Joe 227-1417
All Mass Times EDT
Saturday 4:00 pm
Sunday 9:30 am
Monday, Thursday, Friday 9:30 am
Wednesday 5:30 pm
St. Lawrence Mission
788 N Hwy 71 Wewahitchka, FL
Sunday Mass 11:00 am (CT)
Cape San Bias Mission
1500 ft from State Park entrance at Cape San Bias
Saturday Mass 6:00 pm (ET)


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Thursday, February 19, 2009


DAZZLING DOLPHINS


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SENIORS: Senior Trip
payment was due on Feb.
15. If you have forgotten
to pay this portion of the
costs, please do so immedi-
ately. Another payment will
be due in March.

News of Note
The students, staff, and
faculty of Port St. Joe High
School invite the commu-
nity to attend the annual
Black History Program on
Friday, Feb. 20 at 9:30 a.m.
Dr. Joe Smiley will be the
guest speaker with a recep-
tion immediately following
the program.
Responding to, the re-
cent fire at the Taunton
Family Children's Home,
the Key Club, the National
Honors Society, and the
Keyettes are joining to-
gether to raise funds for
the rebuilding process. One
of the first fund raisers is a


bake sale to be held at the
high school during lunch
on Thursday, Feb. 19. The
bake sale is sponsored by
the Key Club.

Yearbook News:
There are only 200 year-
books for this school year
on order. There are ap-
proximately 400 students at
PSJHS do the math. The
only way to. guarantee that
you will be able to pick up
a 2009 yearbook when they
arrive in August is to pre-
order (reserve) your copy
now. You may pick up an
order form from the front
office, room 202 or order
online at www.psjhs.gulf.
kl2.fl.us. Don't miss your
chance, Yearbook It Now!
Cap and gown photo or-
ders: These orders need
to be returned to room 202
(Mr. Taylor) by tomorrow,
Friday, Feb. 20.


Front Row: -Joshua Russ, Aiden Gainer, Zek B.ailey, Joseph Farrell. Middle Row: Giana Koce, Hannah
Wright, Rebecca Kerigan, Rachel Bass, Jairus Spires. Back Row: Umstead Sanders, Khaliyah Johnson,
Amity Mullen, Brittany Cherry, Tyrek Sims, Katelyn kewis.


celebration at the Valen-
,tine's Day Fundraiser.
', Their hard work will ben-
efit all the students at our
from school. Thanks again PTO
\ .MOMS!!!!
"". Port St. Joe
Pot SI' Important Dates to
S... ..Remember:


February is a busy
month because the entire
school is buzzing about the
FCAT and Stanford 10 test-
ing. We are busy preparing
all students to do their best
when testing arrives. Our
test dates are March 3, 4, 5,
,10, and 11, 2009. Your stu-
dents have been working
very hard to get everything
correct and parents have
been helping tremendously
at. home. Parents, should


you have a need for further
assistance with materials
to take home please con-
tact your child's teacher.
Together: we will TAME
THE FCAT and WE WILL
WIN ON STANFORD 10.
Don't forget to
spring your clocks forward
on March 8, 2009. This will
be Daylight Savings Time.
We would like
to thank our PTO com-
mittee for a wonderful


February* 24th-PTO
Meeting at 6 p.m. '
March 1-Read Across
America Week-Dr. Seuss'
Birthday
March 3-5-FCAT and
Stanford Test Days
March 8-Daylight Sav-
ings Time change-spring
forward
f March 9-10th-Science
testing for 5th grade
March 11-College T-
shirt Day.


Week # 9 Answers'
are:

What is the fastest'
bird on foot? Ostrich
What planet is clos-
est to the sun? Mercury
Which of the follow-
ing in NOT one of the
Great Lakes? Alberta
A heptagon is a shape
with how many sides? 7
How long is one regu-
lar term for a US Presi-
dent? 2 years

Congratulations to
this week's winners:


They are Linda Wood,
and Shane McGuffin.
We appreciate the Ain-
teraction you provide to
our students. Itis fun to,
learn together!!!!

Week #10
Questions are:
How many cows does
it take to supply a foot-
'ball field for a year?
How much were tick-
ets to the first Super-
bowl?
What, sport has the
most rules?
What was the first


team to have emblems
on their helniets?
What injury rate does
*an NFL football player
have? .
Questions submitted
by: 3rd grader Braden
Baumgardner
Please email your re-
sponses to: cwillis@gulf.
kl2.fl.us


Gulf Coast Electric Cooperative organizes toy drive


Gulf Coast Electric Co-
operative recently present-
ed toys donated by its em-
ployees to the Children's
Home Society of Florida.
The toys donated by
GCEC were distributed to
underprivileged children
in Bay, Calhoun, Gulf, Hol-
mes, Jackson and Wash-
ington counties during the
holiday season.
"We were happy to


be able to donate to this
very worthy cause," Gulf
Coast Electric Manager
of Marketing and Member
Services Kristin Douglas
said. "These toys pro-
vided Christmas presents
to children who might not
have otherwise received
any."
The Children's Home
Society of Florida is a na-
tionally accredited agency,


making a difference in the
lives of nearly 100,000 Flor-
ida children and families
each year. CHS services
are. offered by more than
2,000 staff members dedi-
cated to providing child-
focused, family-centered
care.
Gulf Coast Electric Co-
operative is part of the
Touchstone Energy@ na-
tional alliance of local,


consumer-owned electric r
cooperatives providing
high standards of service
to customers large and
small. GCEC serves ap-
proximately 20,500 con-
sumers in Bay, Calhoun,
Gulf, Jackson, Walton and
Washington counties and in
the municipalities of Wewa-
hitchka, Ebro, Lynn Haven, I
White City, Fountain and U
Southport.


Gulf Coast Electric
Cooperative
Manager of
Marketing and
Member Services
Kristin Douglas
(right) pictured with
Matt Davis of the
Children's Home
Society (left).


-+ OFFICIAL SCHOOL BOARD REFERENDUM ELECTION BALLOT
GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA MARCH 17, 2009


GULF COUNTY


TO VOTE, COMPLETELY FILL IN
THE OVAL NEXT TO YOUR
CHOICE.

USE BLACK OR BLUE BALLPOINT
PEN.

IF YOU MAKE A MISTAKE, DON'T
HESITATE TO ASK FOR A NEW
BALLOT. IF YOU ERASE OR
MAKE OTHER MARKS, YOUR
VOTE MAY NOT COUNT.



REEERENDUIM-

APPROVAL OF AN ADDITIONAL ONE
MILL AD VALOREM TAX FOR
SCHOOL DISTRICT OPERATING
EXPENSES
Shall the Gulf County School District's ad
valorem millage be increased by a total
of one mill, beginning July 1, 2009, and
ending four years on June 30, 2013, for
necessary operating expenses
authorized by Section 1011.71 (8)
including funds to provide for teachers
and classrooms?
(Vote for One)

YES

NO


BW I STATE OF FLORIDA


c I


MARCH 17, 2009


*ALL ACTIVE REGISTERED VOTERS WILL
RECEIVE THEIR BALLOT BY MAIL.

*ELECTION DATE IS MARCH 17, 2009.


*ALL BALLOTS MUST BE RECEIVED BY
7:00PM MARCH 17, 2009, AT THE


SUPERVISOR OF
401 LONG AVE.
PORT ST. JOE,


ELECTIONS OFFICE


J. 32456


SAVE OUR SCHOOLS


The faculty and staff of Port St. Joe High School
unite in.an effort to save our schools. Please
vote yes on March 17.




Registration Underway

for "Spring C" 8-Week

Classes at GCCC


Gulf Coast Community
College is currently regis-
tering students for Spring
C classes that begin March
5, 2009.
Spring C is a convenient
alternative for those with
busy schedules. Spring
Session C is an eight-week
semester that begins on
March 5 and runs through
May 8. Students receive
the same outstanding,


high-quality classes with
the one-on-one support
and guidance from faculty,
just in a shorter period of
time. Spring C is designed
to give students as many
options as possible for flex-
ible scheduling.
See all the courses on-
line and register at www.
gulfcoast.edu or call
850.769.1551 for more infor-
mation.


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Get 'em while



they're hot


What started as a rather
common place writing assign-
ment in Ms.Christine Shepard's
third grade classroom at WES
blossomed into a full-fledged
marketing experience. Students
were encouraged to develop
an unusual new food sensation
and create an advertising cam-


paign for it. There was bubble
gum that played tunes when it
was chewed. Snozberry juice
that bore a snazzy new label.
There were even biscuits that
contained all the flavors of a
seven course meal, appearing
in sequential order, of course.
Students embraced the assign-


Community parents

invited to academic

success workshop
A Workshop for Par- served as a Professor
ents, grandparents, and of Economics.
guardians of middle and As part of his work
high School Students in the community, Dr.
"Parental Involve- Smiley has developed
ment At Home: Helping and facilitated a va-
Your Child Succeed In riety of parent work-
School" R shops on strategies
The workshop will be DR. JOSEPH for helping children
held from 10 a.m. until SMILEY succeed in school and


noon ET on Feb. 21 at
Zion Fair Baptist-Church.
The workshop will be led by
Dr. Joseph Smiley.
Dr. Joseph Smiley currently
serves as the Academic Dean
of Social Sciences at. St. Pe-
tersburg College. During his 28
years in higher education, Dr.
Smiley has held numerous po-
sitions. He is a former Program
Director of Social Sciences,
Business Technology, and Eth-
ics. He served as Coordinator
of the College Project Success
Program, designed to help at-
risk college students. He also


prepare for college.
He also currently serves as the
coordinator of the Alpha Insti-
tute Teen Training Program,
a program designed to assist
at-risk middle and high school
students.
Dr. Smiley holds degrees
from Florida A & M University,
Argosy University, and the Uni-
versity of Notre Dame. He is
a member of Alpha Phi Alpha
Fraternity.
Free. transportation is avail-
able for. any senior citizen
needing a ride to the program.
For a ride please call 227-5126.


CPR & Basic Life Support for Health Care Professionals
HeartsaverAED '
First Aid, AED, & CPR for Day Care Employees


Introduction to MS Excel 2007
Intermediate MS Excel 2007


SUBMITTED PHOTO I Special to the Star
Third grader Kayla Cody promotes her new biscuits.


ment with enthusiasm, carrying
it much farther than Ms. Shepa-
rd ever intended. Some brought
in freshly concocted samples of
their product to share with class-
mates. Some cleverly added
websites and toll free telephone
numbers to their billboards. Oth-
ers offered Buy One Get One


Free deals that were too good to
be resisted. Jingles and rhymes
were created to promote the
new inventions. Parents were
invited to the classroom to enjoy
the colorful presentation of each
product. These youngsters will
someday take the marketplace
by storm. Buyer Beware!


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The fourth-, fifth- and
sixth-graders have been '
working on their, winter
garden. If you drive down
Marvin Avenue, you can
see that, "it's looking
good." We're all looldking I
forward to enjoying the
greens and strawberries KE!
and other vegetables. COL
Thank you, Mr. Carter,
for your expert supervision.
At our assembly last Thurs-
day, Mr. Kesley Colbert enter-
tained our students with an
expertly delivered exposition
on poetry. Mr. Colbert began by
saying that he decided to quit
school in the sixth grade because
he didn't want to memorize the
poem, "A Boy Named Blue." He
said his daddy gave him a good
reason to rethink that decision.
Mr. Colbert went on to delight
the students with various other
poems and Psalms and hymns.


He donned a baseball cap
and shirt, took a bat in
hand, and led students
in a thrilling recitation of
"Casey at the Bat." Hav-
ing captured everyone's
attention, he followed
with the poem that he
LEY did not want to learn as
BERT a sixth-grader, expertly
delivered, of course. Af-
ter encouraging the students to
try their best to learn all they.
can while in school, Mr. Colbert
closed with prayer.
We would like to remind par-
ents that spring pictures will be
taken Friday, Feb. 20. We want to
see all of our beautiful girls and
handsome boys all dressed up.
Please be aware also that your
children should be registered for
next year as soon as possible.
Enrollment is now open to the
community. Come by the office at
801 20th Street or call 229-6707.


Arnold Named


to GCCC


Dean's List

Kathryn E. Arnold of Beacon Hill, daugh-
ter of John and Kathy Arnold, was named
to the Dean's List of Gulf Coast Community
College in Panama City for the 2008 fall se-
mester. Students must have a 3.5 GPA to be
named to the Dean's List.
Kathryn has also been extended an invi-
tation for membership in Phi Theta Kappa
International Society, the official honor so-
ciety for two-year colleges, by the American
Association of Community Colleges.


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Meets February 21,1:00 5:00 p.m.
Meets March 7;1;00 -5:00 pm.


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School


Honor Roll
First Semester 2008-09
All A's
First grade Catherine
Bouington, Jade Cothran and
Farreh Newman
Second grade Ebony Al-
exander, Jacob Kennedy and
Ana Lacivita.
Third grade Matthew
Costin
Fourth. grade Elijah
Sarmiento
Sixth grade Elisha Ver-
een
Seventh grade Lauren
Costin, Allen Davis, Christian
Lane and Lexie McGhee
Eighth grade Mary Caitlin
Bouington and Abagail Davis
A's and B's
First grade Caleb Sch-
weikert and Mary-Kate Wood
Second grade Brieana
Bozeman, Chandler Godwin
and J.J..Laine
Third grade Courtney Da-
vidson and Thomas Miniat
Fourth grade Kaitlyn
Baker, David Davis, James
Durham and Alison Gay
Fifth grade Kyle Bouing-
ton and Reid Kennedy
Sixth grade Rachel Doug-
las, Marcel Duarte and James
Austin Wiley
Seventh grade Kallie
Bateman
Eighth grade Dylan Ca-
baniss and Daniel Jones
Ninth grade Tiffany Burch
and Trisha Davidson
Tenth grade Brian Pitts
Second quarter
All A's
First grade Catherine
Bouington, Jade Cothran and
Farren Newman
Second grade Ebony Al-
exander. Jacob Kennedy and,
Ana Lacivita
Third grade "Matthew
Costin
Fourth grade Elijah
Sarrumiento
Sixth grade Elisha Ver-
een
Seventh grade Lauren
Costin, Allen Davis and Chris-
tian Lane
Eighth grade Mary Caitlin
Bouington and Abagail Davis
A's and B's
First grade Caleb Sch-
weikert and Mary-Kate Wood
Second grade Brieana
Bozeman and Chandler God-
win -
Third grade- Thomas Min-
'iat
Fourth grade Kaitlyn.
Baker, David Davis, James:
Durham and Alison Gay
Fifth grade Kyle Bouing-
ton and Reid Kennedy
Sixth grade Rachel Doug-
las, Marcel Duarte and James
Austin Wiley
Seventh grade Lexie Mc-
Ghee
Eighth grade Dylan Ca-
baniss
Ninth grade Tiffany
Burch


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Law Enforcement


Arrest LOG


Gulf County Sheriff Ar-
rest Log
The Gulf County Sheriff's
Office will be conducting ve-
hicle safety checkpoints and
DUI check points during
the month of February 2009.
The check points will be
held throughout the county
to include Highway 98 near
St. Joe Beach, Highway 98
and Garrison Ave, C-30 Sim-
mons Bayou, Highway 71
North of White City, High-
way 22 and Highway 22A,
Highway 71 and Westarm
Creek, Highway 71 Dalkieth
Area and Highway 71 near
the Calhoun line.
On 02/06/2009 Ivan En-
rique Sandoval, 25, was ar-


rested for DUI and fleeing
and attempting to elude.
On 02/08/2009 deputies
responded to a call from a
man who stated his car and
medication had been stolen.
A short time later depu-
ties located the car and it
was driven by Melissa Ann
Sims, 29. She was arrested
for grand theft auto. During
a search of the vehicle the
medication was also found.
She was charged with un-
lawful possession of pre-
scription medication.
On 02/09/2009 Rico Gain-
er, 24, was arrested on a Bay
County warrant for violation
of probation. The original
charge was burglary and


grand theft.
On 02/09/2009 James Nel-
son Strait, 75, was arrested
for disorderly intoxication
after deputies responded
to a call of him sitting in
front of his apartment with
his pants around his knees.
Deputies attempted several
time to get Strait to go in-
side his apartment, he re-
fused and was placed under
arrest.
On 02/10/2009 deputies
responded to a call of a man
making threats with a knife.
They arrested Ethan Perry
Goodman, 18, for aggravat-
ed assault and he was also
arrested on two warrants
from Pasco County.


On 02/11/2009 Connie
Tipton Goodman, 56, was
arrested on warrants from
Pasco County for failure to
appear.
On 02/12/2009 Jeremy
Jermaine Turrell, 21, was
arrested on a warrant for
violation of probation. The
original charge was pos-
session of a controlled sub-
stance.
On 02/12/2009 Hershel
Eugene Crocker, Jr., 21,
was arrested on warrants
for grand theft. It is alleged
he stole a boat trailer from
Iola Landing in November
of 2008.
On 02/12/009 William Lee
Penamon, Jr., 34, was ar-


rested on a warrant for fail-
ure to pay child support.
On 02/12/2009 Joseph
Rodney Doyle, 47, was ar-
rested on a warrant for tres-
pass after warning.
On 02/14/2009 Scotty Lee
Herrel, 37; was arrested for
DUI.
On 02/15/2009 Terrance
Dawan Dawson, 20, was
arrested on several war-
rants from Bay County. He
was charged with worthless
checks, harassing phone
calls and failure to redeliver
leased property.
On 02/26/2009 George
Donald Mathis, II was driv-
ing a vehicle stopped for
a traffic violation. He was


arrested for possession of
less than 20 grams of mari-
juana.
The Gulf County Sher-
iff's Office is offering a
$500 reward for informa-
tion leading to the arrest
of the person or persons
responsible for the death
of several hunting dogs on
the Sauls Creek Road on or
about Jan. 17 2009. The dogs
were left in a dog box along
side of the road and the per-
son or persons unknown
sprayed them with an .un-
known substance. Anyone
with information is asked to
call the Gulf County Sheriffs
Investigation office at 227-
1160.


FWC REPORT


FWC Division of Law
Enforcement Field Opera-
tions February 6 -.12,. 2009

This report represents
some events the FWC
handled over the past
week; however, it does not
include all actions taken
by the Division of Law En-
forcement.

NORTHWEST REGION
OKALOOSA COUNTY
Officer Danny Arnette
was working night hunting
complaints in the Laurel
Hill area when he observed
a vehicle shining a light.
As the vehicle approached,
Officer Arnette observed
the vehicle continue to
work the light in a manner
capable of disclosing the
presence of wildlife. Upon
stopping the vehicle, Of-
ficer Arnette discovered
a male juvenile in posses-
sion of a .243-caliber Rem-
ington rifle and a spotlight.
Officer Arnette .issued the
juvenile a citation for night
hunting and seized the rifle
and spotlight.


Officers Pete Rockwell
and Steve Bartlett assisted
Eglin Range Patrol with a
convicted felon who was in
possession of a firearm at
Timber Lake. A complaint
was received that the sub-
ject had exposed himself to
a female. When the subject
was interviewed by Officer
Rockwell, he stated his
rights had been restored,
but later said he had only
applied to. have his rights
restored. The subject was
arrested and taken into
custody by Eglin Range
Patrol and charged with
possession of a firearm by
a convicted felon and inde-
cent exposure.

WALTON COUNTY
Officer Randall Brooks
responded to an. emer-
gency request for assis-
tance from Officer Warren
Walsingham in Washington
County who, was attempt-
ing to arrest a combative
subject who had escaped.
Upon arriving, Officer
Brooks .assisted in secur-
ing the scene and helped in
the hunt for the assailant.


The subject was located
and taken into custody lat-
er that evening.

BAY COUNTY
Lieutenants Drew Nel-
son and Gary Tolbert and
Officer Joe Chambers
were working the decoy
deer in central Bay County
when a truck drove by and
shined the decoy with a
handheld spotlight. The
truck returned and slowed
at the decoy again before
speeding away. Theftruck
was stopped and a freshly
killed three-point buck was
discovered in the back of
the truck which the driver
had shot while using the
spotlight. Citations were
issued and the deer, two
scoped rifles and the spot-
light were seized..
Lt. Jay Chesser and Of-
ficers Dennis Palmer and
Mark Clements observed
a truck leave the Cat Creek
section of the Econfina
Wildlife Management Area
at a high rate of speed. A
traffic stop was conducted
and the driver was found to
have a suspended driver's


license. A citation was is-
sued.
Officer Mike Nobles re-
ceived information about
a vehicle parked in the
Econfina Wildlife Manage-
ment Area that was closed
to hunting. Officer Nobles
arrived and found fire and
foot sign left by the vehicle
and a hunter. K-9 Officer
Mike Guy responded and
ran a 1 mile track end-
ing at a gut pile. With the
vehicle's tag number sup-
plied by the complainant,
Officer Nobles continued
the investigation which led
to a confession from the
hunter. Citations and writ-
ten warnings were issued
for hunting in a closed
area, no management area
permit and no Cat Creek
permit.
Officer Joe Chambers
was conducting resource
inspections at the Hatha-
way Bridge and, found a
fisher who had an active'
arrest warrant out of Wal-
ton County. The fisher was
arrested and transported
to the Bay County Jail.
Lt. Jay Chesser and Offi-
cer Mike Nobles stopped a


truck just before midnight
in the Cat Creek section of
the Econfina Wildlife Man-
agement Area and found
the driver to be operating
the truck with a suspended
license. The passenger
was found to have an ac-
tive arrest warrant out of
Calhoun County for failure
to appear. A citation was
issued for the driving of-
fense and the wanted sub-'
ject was transported to the
Bay County Jail.

FRANKLIN COUNTY
Officers Woody Cook,
John Allen, Carmon
Brownell, Don Walker, Tra-
vis Huckeba, Charlie Mal-
low, Ryan Knutson and Lt.
Charlie Wood conducted a
detail in the Two-Mile area
of Apalachicola Bay. The
detail was directed to spe-
cifically address tagging
requirement violations for
commercially harvested
oysters, hull identification
numbers on vessels and
vessel safety equipment
inspections. During the de-
tail, 39 vessels were board-
ed with 73 harvesters being


inspected. Seventeen mis-
demeanor citations were
issued for violations per-
taining to untagged bags
of oysters, hull identifica-
tion numbers and license
violations. One infraction
citation was issued for ex-
pired vessel registration.
Sixty-three written warn-
ings were issued for vessel
safety equipment and vari-
ous resource violations.
Officers Chasen Yarbor-
ough, Woody Cook and Ste-
ven Cook conducted inspec-
tions of commercial oyster
harvesters in the areas of
Cat Point and East Hole
on Apalachicola bay. The
officers boarded 23 vessels
and inspected 48 harvest-
ers. Two misdemeanor
citations were issued for
no saltwater products li-
cense and no Apalachicola
Bay oyster harvest permit.
Three infraction citations
were issued for expired
vessel registration and
insufficiencies in vessel
safety equipment. Twenty-
five writtenwarnings were
issued for various vessel
safety equipment insuffi-
ciencies.


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Special to the Star munity. tions about venturing will
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The Gulf County Sher- WHO: Young men and will take place.
iff's Office is sponsoring a women, age 14 to 21 Regular crew meetings
co-ed Public Safety Ventur- WHAT: Sign-up meet- will be on Thursday eve-
ing Crew. This crew is for ing nings, rotating between
young men and women, WHEN: Feb. 26, 2009, Port Saint Joe and Wewa-
ages 14 21, who wish to 6:30 p.m. ET (5:30 p.m. CT) hitchka locations, with pub-
learn about and participate WHERE: Gulf County lic safety experiences and
in the skills and activities of Emergency Operations training.
our law enforcement, fire Center, behind the Gulf Wewahitchka residents
and Emergency, Medical County Sheriff's Office,. can arrange for transporta-
Services personnel. Crew Port Saint Joe. tion by calling Maj. Bobby
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Ad 2009-13 Prints 2/19, 2/26, & 3/5, 2009


PUBLIC NOTICE

Pursuant to Section 163.346, Florida Statutes (2007), the City Commission of the City
of Port St Joe, Florida, as the governing body of the City, does hereby give public no-
tice of its intention to adopt a resolution in accordance with Section 163.355, Florida
Statutes (2007), titled:

A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY OF PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA, RELATING
TO COMMUNITY REDEVELOPMENT; FINDING THE EXISTENCE OF
BLIGHT CONDITIONS IN AN AREA OF THE CITY; MAKING CERTAIN
FINDINGS AND DETERMINATIONS; FINDING THE NEED FOR THE EX-
PANSION OF A COMMUNITY REDEVELOPMENT AREA FINDING THE
NEED FOR A COMMUNITY REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY; AND PROVID-
ING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

and further finding the rehabilitation, conservation, or redevelopment, or combination
thereof, of such area 'or areas is necessary in the interest of the public health, safety,
morals, or welfare of the residents of the City of Port St Joe. The blighted areas are
located in that part of the City containing approximately (399) acres and more par-
ticularly described as:

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The City of Port St Joe will consider the adoption of this resolution at a public meet-
ing to be held on Mar 3,2009, beginning at 6:00 pm. or as soon thereafter as possible,
at City Hall in Port St Joe, Florida. To obtain a copy of the resolution and the report
documenting the blight conditions contact: The Port St Joe Redevelopment Agency at
850.229.6899 or visit at 150 Captain Fred's Place, Port St Joe, FL 32456


Ad # 2009-13


Prints 2/19, 2/26, & 3/5, 2009






Thu.-s-71, Feb-uar 1.9.I2009 IocLI


Kacee Cruson of Caroline's on the River prepares
pan roasted grouper with lump crab meat, lemon
thyme, corn and roasted garlic, a new signature dish
that debuted at this year's Chef's Sampler.


PHOTOS BY LOIS SWOBODA I The Times " iJ- M
Jim Kerley, president of Gulf Coast Community College, and his wife, Donna, were among the distinguished Architect George Coon designed his table around
diners at the 2009 Chef's Sampler. our local specialty, oysters.



Chef's Sampler a feast for the senses


By Lois Swoboda
Florida Freedom
Communications
This year's banquet
celebrating the
outstanding cuisine of
Franklin County and
its environs was a huge
success serving 250
diners including almost
50 volunteers. It was a
sell out house on Sunday
night.
Anita Grove, director
of the Apalachicola Bay
Chamber of Commerce
said "It went fantastic. We
had wonderful talented
people decorating the
tables and the food was
amazing. What else can I
say?"
, The entry to the
armory glittered with a
six-foot crystal replica
of the Eiffel Tower and
inside the main hall the
magically decorated
tables sponsored by local
businesses and individuals
were as much a treat for
the eye as the extensive


buffet was for the palate.
There were 19 tables
decked out in an array
of colors and themes.
Persnickety and Lemon
Grass interiors created a
dazzler with a sequined
silver cloth and white
orchids. Beverly Coxwell
and Norma Hewell used
flotsam and jetsam
borrowed from the Tin
Shed to create a nautical
ambience. Joe and
Jeanette Taylor used the
Sampler as an opportunity
to debut their new line
of Made in Apalach art
objects and the Green
Door presented a pair
of light hearted arty
offerings.
Architect George
Coon's oyster themed
table was the talk of the
evening. An ambitious
garden table for eight
designed by Amanda
Kollar of Garden's Inc.
dominated the center of
the room.
"I didn't have time to
be very creative, I just


Amanda Kollar lights garden candles suspended
from a green umbrella in preparation for the Chef's
Sampler.


went for elegance," said
Lynn Wilson Spohrer, of
the Coombs House Inn,
displaying her glittering
table themed "The Golden
Touch."
Serving up samples
in this year's event were


Apalachicola Seafood
Grill. AJ's Bar and Grill,
Blue Parrot Oceanfront
Cafd, Boss Oyster,
Caroline's Dining on
the River, Eddy Teach's
Raw Bar, Magnolia Grill,
Owl Caf6, Lulu's Sweet


Expectations, My Caterer,
Sunset Coastal Grill,
Tamara's Cafe Floridita,
That Place In Apalach,
That's A Moray, Up the
Creek Raw Bar and
Verandas Wine Bar and
Bistro.
Beginning with pan
roasted grouper with
lump crab meat, lemon
thyme, corn and roasted
garlic from Caroline's,
diners could work their
way through crab stuffed
flounder from the Grill,
Apalachicola Bay chowder
from the Owl to ceviche
oysters from Boss Oyster.
There was silky crab
bisque from That Place in
Apalach, pickled shrimp
from Eddie Teach's and
killer chicken soup from
Caf6 Floridita.
For those with a sweet
tooth, there were pralines
from Lulu's Sweet shop,
chocolate bread pudding
with bourbon sauce
from That's a Moray
and a decadent key lime
margarita cake with


dark chocolate from the
Magnolia Grill.
AJ's brought a variety
of wings and dipping
sauces. Up a Creek
served tasty red beans
and rice to their first
Sampler. Suffice it to say
there was something for
everyone.
Grove said she wants
to thank everyone Who
participated in this year's
Chef's Sampler held at
the Coombs Armory on
Feb. 8. In addition to
hours of hard work by
a number of Chamber
members, seven students
from Cheryl Creek's
Culinary program at
the Franklin County
Consolidated School
helped out with the
dishes and clean up. They
were Lakota Humble,,
Russell Simmons, Maggie
Langston, Hannah
Schooley, Brianna Gordon,
Kiarra Tolliver, Robert
Henry, Savannah Salyer
and Asenath Thomas.


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

BAYSIDE SAVINGS BANK
Plaintiff

-v-

BRUCE B. DENHART and
wife TAMMY E. DENHART
524 Orchard Circle
Dothan, AL 36305
Defendants.

Case No. 08-376-CA

RE-NOTICE OF SALE

Notice.is hereby given pur-
suant to a Final Judgment
of Foreclosure dated Janu-
ary 26, 2009, and entered
in Civil. Case No.
.08-376-CA of the Circuit
Court of the Fourteenth Ju-
dicial Circuit in and for
Gulf County, Florida
wherein BAYSIDE SAV-
INGS BANK is the Plaintiff
and BRUCE B. DENHART
and TAMMY E.'DENHART
are the Defendants. I will
sell to the highest and best
bidder for cash at the
FRONT LOBBY OF
COURTHOUSE at the Gulf
County Courthouse in Port
St. Joe, Florida, at 11:00'
a.m., EST, on the 19th day
of February, 2009, the fol-
lowing described property
as set forth in said Final
Judgment, to-wit:

Lot 9, Block 7, Ward Ridge
Unit 2, according to the
plat thereof, recorded in
Plat Book 2, Page 4, of the
Public Records of Gulf
County, Florida.

ANY PERSON CLAIMING
AN INTEREST IN THE
SURPLUS FROM THE
SALE, IF ANY, OTHER
THAN THE PROPERTY
OWNER AS OF THE DATE
OF THE LIS PENDENS
MUST FILE A CLAIM
WITHIN 60 DAYS' AFTER
THE SALE'

In accordance with the
Americans with Disabilities
Act of 1990 (ADA), disa-
bled persons who, be-
cause of their disabilities
need special accommo-
dations to participate in
this proceeding should
contact the ADA Coordina-
tor ats1000 Cecil G. Costin,
Sr Blvd., Port St. Joe, Flor-
ida 32456 or Telephone
(850) 229-6113 prior to
such proceedings.

Witness my hand and the
official seal of this Hbnora-
ble Court, on this 30th day
of January, 2009.

Becky L. Norris
Clerk of Circuit Court
By: Jasmine Hysmith
Deputy Clerk

Costin & Costin
Charles A. Costin
413 Williams Ave.
PRO. Box 98
Port St. Joe, ,FL 32457
Telephone: (850) 227-1159
February 12,19, 2009
1078S
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT,
FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT OF THE STATE
OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR
GULF COUNTY

IN RE: The estate of
GARY CLAY COX,
deceased.

Case No.: 09-01-PR
IN PROBATE

NOTICE TO CREDITORS

TO ALL PERSONS HAV-
ING CLAIMS OR DE-


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MANDS AGAINST THE
ABOVE ESTATE:

The administration of the
estate of Gary Clay Cox,
deceased, File Number
09-01-PR, is pending in the
Circuit Court for Gulf
County, Florida, Probate
Division, the address of
which is Gulf County
Courthouse, 1000 Cecil G.
Costin Sr. Blvd., Port St.
Joe, Florida 32456. The
names and addresses of
the personal representa-
tive and that personal
representative's attorney
are set forth below.

ALL INTERESTED PER-
SONS ARE NOTIFIED
THAT:

All creditors of tie dece-
dent and other persons
having claims or demands
against decedent's estate
on whom a copy of this
notice is served within
three months after the date
of the first publication of
this notice must file their
claims with this Court
WITHIN THE LATER OF
THREE MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE OR THIRTY DAYS
AFTER THE DATE OF
SERVICE OF A COPY OF
THIS NOTICE ON THEM.

All other creditors of the
decedent and persons
having claims or demands
against the estate of the
decedent must file their
claims with this Court
WITHIN THREE MONTHS
AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE.

ALL CLAIMS AND DE-
MANDS NOT SO FILED
WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED.

The date of the first publi-
cation of this Notice is
February 12, 2009. -

Personal Representative:
DONALD RAY COX
R 0. Box 646
Wewahitchka, FL 32465
Attorney for Personal
Representative:
PAUL W. GROOM II
RISH, GIBSON, SCHOLZ
& GROOM, RA.
116 Sailors Cove Drive
PR O0. Box 39
Port St. Joe, Florida 32457'
(850) 229-8211
FL BAR NO. 0037915
February 12,19, 2009
1079S
NOTICE TO
RECEIVE SEALED BIDS

BID NO: 0809-10

The Gulf County Board of'
County Commissioners
will receive sealed bids
from any person, com-
pany, or corporation inter-
ested in purchasing the
following:

1994 Ford Crown Victoria
# 2FALP71 W3RX1V49009
Approximately 79,000 mi-
les Good Condition
MINIMUM BID: $1,000.00

The vehicle may be viewed
at the Gulf County Emer-
gency Operations Center
at 1000 Cecil G. Costin Sr.
Blvd, Port St Joe, from
7:00 a.m. until 5:30 p.m,,
E.T, Monday through
Thursday.

Please indicate on the en-
velope YOUR NAME, that
this is a SEALED BID and
include the BID NUMBER
on what the bid is for.

Bids must be submitted to
the Gulf County Clerk's Of-
fice at 1000 Cecil G.
Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port St.
Joe, Florida 32456, by
4:30 p.m., E.T., on Friday,
February 20, 2009. Bids
will be opened at this
same location on Monday,
February 23, 2009 at 10:00
a.m., E.T.

The Gulf County Board of
County Commissioners
has implemented a Local
Bidders Preference Policy
for all RFP/BIDS. Anyone
interested in bidding, as a
local bidder, must follow
the requirements of Reso-
lution 2009-02 which may


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be obtained from the
Clerk's Office at the above
address. The Gulf County
Board of County Commis-
sioners reserves the right
to reject any or all bids
deemed in the best inter-
est of the County.

BOARD OF COUNTY
COMMISSIONERS
GULF COUNTY FLORIDA
Nathan Peters, JL,
Chairman
February 12,19, 2009
1092S
IN THE FOURTEENTH JU-
DICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND
FOR GULF COUNTY,
FLORIDA

BAYSIDE SAVINGS BANK,
Plaintiff,

vs.

LOUIS MARK HADDOCK
and PATRICIA KAYE HAD-
DOCK, and CITIBANK
FEDERAL SAVINGS
BANK,
Defendants.

CASE NO. 08-112 CA

NOTICE OF SALE

NOTICE IS HEREBY
GIVEN pursuant to a Sum-
mary Final Judgment. of
Foreclosure dated Febru-
ary 2i', 109. .'-j i ir, r.
in Civil Action No. 08-112
CA of the Circuit Court of
the Fourteenth Judicial Cir-
cuit in and for Guff County,
Florida, wherein the parties
were the plaintiff, BAYSIDE
SAVINGS BANK, and the
defendants, LOUIS MARK
HADDOCK, PATRICIA
KAYE HADDOCK and
CITIBANK FEDERAL SAV-
INGS BANK, I will sell to
thehighest and best bid-
der, for cash, at 11:00 a.m.
(Eastern Time) on the 12th
day of March, 2009,. at the
front door of the Gulf
County Courthouse, Port
St. Joe, Florida, the
following-described real;
property as set forth in
said Final Judgment of
Foreclosure:

Lot Thirteen (13) in Block
B, Sunset Pointe as per
Official. Plat thereof re-
corded in Plat Book 4,.
Pages 41-43, Public Rec-'
ords of Gulf County, Flor-
ida; and
.Lot 6, Block 97, St.
Joseph's Addition of the
City of Port St. Joe, Flor-
ida, Unit Number Four, ac-.
cording to the plat thereof
recorded in Plat Book 1,
Page 38, of the Public
Records of Gulf County,
Florida.

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

DATED this 3rd day of
February, 2009.

HON. REBECCA L. NOR-
RIS
CLERK OF COURT
By: Jasmine Hysmith
Clerk/ Deputy Clerk
February 12,19, 2009
1098S
.LEGAL NOTICES

NOTICE OF LOGIC AND
ACCURACY TEST SPE-
CIAL MAIL BALLOT
SCHOOL BOARD REFER-
ENDUM MARCH 17, 2009

The testing and sealing of
the ES&S M100 voting ma-
chines to be used for the
March 17, 2009 Special
Mail Ballot School Board
Referendum Election will
be held on March 6, 2009
at 10:00 A.M. at the office
of the Supervisor of Elec-
tions located at 401 Long
Avenue, Port St. Joe, Flor-
ida. The public is invited to
attend.

Linda Griffin
Supervisor of Elections
Gtlf County, Florida
February 19, 2009
1105S
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE FOURTEENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND
FOR GULF COUNTY,
FLORIDA


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CAPITAL CITY BANK,
Plaintiff,

vs.

THE ESTATE OF LESLIE
JAN KENDALL, DE-
CEASED F/K/A LESLIE
JAN BURKETT, JAMES E.
PINA; SCOTT W.
BURKETT; THE UN-
KNOWN HEIRS, DEVI-
SEES, GRANTEES, AS-
SIGNEES, LIENORS,
CREDITORS, TRUSTEES,
OR OTHER PERSONS
CLAIMING BY THROUGH,
UNDER ORAGAINSTLES-
LIE JAN KENDALL, DE-
CEASED' F/K/A LESLIE
JAN BURKETT; arid UN-
KNOWN TENANTSS,
Defendants,

CASE NO. 08-141-CA

NOTICE OF SALE
PURSUANT TO
CHAPTER 45

NOTICE is given pursuant
to a Final Judgment of
Foreclosure dated January
26, 2009, in Case No.
08-141-CA, of the Circuit
Court of the Fourteenth Ju-
dicial Circuit, in and for
Gulf Courity, Florida, in
which CAPITAL, CITY
BANK is the Plaintiff and
THE. ESTATE OF LESTIE
JAN KENDALL, DE-
CEASED F/K/A LESLIE
JAN BURKETT, JAMES E.
PINA; SCOTT W.
BURKETT; THE UN-
'KNOWN HEIRS, 'DEVI-
SEES, GRANTEES, AS-.
SIGNEES, LIENORS,
CREDITORS, TRUSTEES,
OR OTHER PERSONS
CLAIMING BY THROUGH,
UNDER OR AGAINST LES-
LIE JAN KENDALL, DE-
CEASED F/K/A LESLIE
JAN BURKETT are the De-
fendants, I will sell to the
highest and best bidder for
cash at the front lobby
door of the Gulf County
Courthouse in Port St. Joe,
Gulf County, Florida at
11:00 a.m. on March 5,
2009, the property set forth
in the Final Judgment of
Foreclosure and more par-
ticularly described as fol-
lows:

PARCEL 1:
.Lot 6, Block E, Howard
Creek Unit Three (3), Com-
mence at the Northwest
corner of Section 8, Town-
ship 7 South, Range 8
West, Gulf County, Florida.
Thence South 00 degrees
07 minutes 25 seconds
West for 25.00 feet; thence
South 89 degrees 51 min-
utes 35 seconds East par-
allel with the North line of
said Section 8 for 19,49.42
feet; thence South 00 de-
grees 08 minutes 25 sec-
onds West for 506.00 feet;
thence North 89 degrees
51 minutes 35 seconds
West parallel with said
North line of Section 8 for
1160.00 feet to the Point of
Beginning. Thence con-
tinue North 89 degrees 51
minutes 35 seconds West
parallel with said North line
of Section 8 for 328.00 feet
to the Easterly right of way
line of a 60 foot County
Road which is a curve con-
cave to the Southwest and
having a radius of 824.23
feet; thence Southeasterly
along said curving right of
way line for an arc dis-
tance of 49.19 feet; said
arc having a chord of
49.19 feet, bearing South
31 degrees 13 minutes 32
seconds East; thence
South 29 degrees 30 min-
utes 56 seconds East,
along said Easterly right of
way line for 66.75 feet;
thence South 89 degrees
51 minutes 35 seconds
East parallel with said
North line of Section 8 for
269.38 feet; thence North
00 degrees 08 minutes 25
seconds East for 100.00
feet to the Point of Beginn-
ing.

PARCEL 2:
Lot 7, Block E, Howard
Creek Unit Three (3). Com-
mence at the Northwest
corner of Section 8, Town-
ship 7 South, Range 8
West, Gulf County, Florida.
Thence South 00 degrees
07 minutes 25 seconds
West for 25.00 feet thence
South 89 degrees 51 min-
utes 35 seconds East oar-


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allel with the North line of
said Section 8 for 1949.42
feet; thence South 00 de-
grees 08 minutes 25 sec-
onds West for 506.00 feet;
thence North 89 degrees
.51 minutes 35 seconds
West parallel with said
North line of Section 8 for
1160.00 feet; thence South
00 degrees 08 minutes 25
seconds West for 100.00
-feet to the Point of Beginn-
ing. Thence North 89 de-
grees 51 minutes 35 sec-
onds West parallel with
said North line of Section,8
for 269.38 feet to the East-
erly right of way line of 60
foot county Road; thence
South 29 degrees 30 min-
utes 56 seconds. East
along said Easterly right of,
way line for 135.79 feet;
thence South 89 degrees
51 minutes 35 seconds
East parallel with said
North tine of Section 8 for
202.19 feet; thence North
00 degrees 08 minutes 25
seconds East for 118.00
feet to the Point of Beginn-
ing.

Less and Except:

Apart of Lots #6 and #7,
Block "E", Howard Creek,
Unit Ill: Commence at the
NW corner of Section 8,
Township 7 South, Range
8 West, Gulf County, Flor-
ida; thence South 00 de-
grees 07 minutes 25 sec-
,onds West for 25.00 feet;
thence South 89 degrees
51 minutes 35 seconds
East, parallel with the
North line of said Section 8
for 1949.42 feet; thence
South 00 degrees 08 min-
utes 25 seconds West for
506.00 feet; thence North
89 degrees 51 minutes 35
seconds West parallel with
said North line of Section 8
for 1160.00 feet to the
Point of Beginning; thence
continue North 89 degrees
51 minutes 35 seconds
West, parallel with said
North line of Section 8 for
100.00 feet; thence South
00 degrees 08 minutes 25
seconds West, 217.71 feet;
thence South 89 degrees
51 minutes 35 seconds
East, parallel with said
North line of Section 8 for
100.00 feet; thence North
00 degrees 08 minutes 25
seconds East for 217.71
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 pend-
ens, must file a claim
within sixty (60) days after
the sale.

DATED: February 2, 2009.

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
February 12, 19, 2009
1106S
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE FOURTEENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND
FOR GULF COUNTY,
FLORIDA

CAPITAL CITY BANK,
Plaintiff, *

vs.

HELEN NITSIOS, SHEZAD
SANULLAH and UN-
KNOWN TENANTSS,
Defendants.

CASE NO.: 08-193-CA

NOTICE OF SALE
PURSUANT TO
CHAPTER 45

NOTICE is given pursuant
to 'a Final Judgment of
Foreclosure dated January
26, 2009, in Case No.
08-193-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
HELEN NITSIOS and
SHEZAD SANULLAH are
the Defendants, I will sell
to the highest and best


1100 1 1100
bidder for cash at the front Wadsworth & Bowden PA.
lobby door of the Gulf 1300 thomaswood Drive
County Courthouse in Port Tallahassee, Florida 32308
St. Joe, Gulf County, Flor- February 12, 19, 2009
ida at 11:00 a.m. on March 1108S
5, 2009, the property set IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
.forth in the Final Judgment OF THE FOURTEENTH
of Foreclosure and more JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND
particularly described as FOR GULF COUNTY,
follows: FLORIDA


LOT 79, SUNSET VILLAGE
SUBDIVISION, AS, PER
PLAT THEREOF RE-
CORDED IN PLAT BOOK
4, PAGE 19 OF THE PUB-
LIC RECORDS OF GULF
COUNTY, FLORIDA.

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

DATED: January 30, 2009.

'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
February 12, 19, 2009
1107S
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE FOURTEENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND
FOR GULF COUNTY,
FLORIDA

CAPITAL CITY BANK,
Plaintiff,

vs.

HARRY MICHAEL MUR-"
PHY SHERRIE YVONNE
MURPHY and UNKNOWN
TENANTSS,
Defendants.

CASE NO. 08-460-CA

NOTICE OF SALE
PURSUANT TO
CHAPTER 45

NOTICE is given pursuant
to a Final Judgment of
Foreclosure dated Febru-
ary 2, 2009, in Case No.
08-460-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
HARRY MICHAEl. MUR-
PHY, SHERRIE YVONNE
MURPHY, and UNKNOWN
TENANT(S) are the De-
fendants, I will sell to the
highest and best bidder for
cash at the front lobby
door of the Gulf County
Courthouse in Port St. Joe,
Gulf County, Florida at
11:00 a.m. on March 12,
2009, the property set forth
in the Final Judgment of
Foreclosure and more par-
ticularly described as fol-
lows:

The North Half of Lot Num-
ber 24, according to an
unrecorded plat of the
Southwest Quarter of Sec-
tion 17, Township 8 South,
Range 10 West. Also de-
scribed by metes and
bounds as follows: Begin
at a point 50 feet South
and 1,345.0 feet East of
the Northwest corner of
the Southwest 1/4 of Sec-
tion 17, Township 8 South,
Range 10 West and run
east 622.50 feet; thence
South 158.75 feet to the
Point of Beginning; thence
continue South 158.75
feet; thence run West
622.50 feet; thence North
158.75 feet; thence East
622.50 feet to the Point of
Beginning.

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

DATED: February 3, 2009.

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

Garvin B. Bowden, Esq.
Gardner, Bist, Wiener,


CAPITAL CITY BANK,
Plaintiff,

vs.

HARRY M. MURPHY A/K/A
HENRY M. MURPHY,
SHERRIE Y MURPHY and
UNKNOWN TENANTSS,
Defendants.

CASE NO. 08-439-CA

NOTICE OF SALE
PURSUANT TO
CHAPTER 45

NOTICE is given pursuant
to a Final Judgment of
Foreclosure dated Febru-
ary 2, 2009, in Case No.
08-439-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
HARRY M. MURPHY'A/K/A
HENRY M. MURPHY,
SHERRIE Y MURPHY, and
UNKNOWN" TENANTS)
are the Defendants, I will
sell to the highest and best
bidder for cash at the front
lobby door of the Gulf
County Courthouse in Port
St. Joe, Gulf County, Flor-
ida at '11:00 a.m. on March
12, 2009, the property set
forth in the Final Judgment
of Foreclosure and more
particularly described as
follows:

Lot 46, Palm Breeze Sub-
division, a Subdivision, ac-
cording to the map or plat
thereof as recorded in Plat
Book 4, Page(s) 46, Public
Records of Gulf County,
Florida.

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

DATED: February 3, 2009
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
February 12, 19, 2009
1124S
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE 14TH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
GULF COUNTY FLORIDA
GENERAL JURISDICTION
DIVISION

DEUTSCHE BANK NA-
TIONAL TRUST COM-
PANY, AS INDENTURE
TRUSTEE, ON BEHALF
OF THE HOLDERS OF
THE TERWIN MORTGAGE
TRUST 2007-4HE
ASSET-BACKED SECURI-
TIES, SERIES 2007-4HE
PLAINTIFF

VS.

LYDIA'LONG; ET AL
DEFENDANTS)

CASE NO: 08-45-CA

NOTICE OF
FORECLOSURE SALE

NOTICE IS HEREBY
GIVEN pursuant to a Sum-
mary Final Judgment of
Foreclosure dated Febru-
ary 2, 2009 entered in Civil
Case No. 08-45-CA of the
Circuit Court of the 14TH
Judicial Circuit in and for
GULF County, PORT ST
JOE, Florida, I will sell to
the highest and best bid-
der for cash at IN THE
FRONT LOBBY OF THE
COURTHOUSE at the
GULF County Courthouse
located at 1000 5TH ST in
PORT ST JOE, Florida, at
11:00 a.m. on the 5th day
of March, 2009 the follow-
ing described property as
set forth in said Summary-


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Final Judgment, to-wit:

COMMENCE AT A POINT
OF INTERSECTION OF
TILE NORTHERLY RIGHT
OF WAY BOUNDARY LINE
OF CREEKVIEW DRIVE
AND THE EAST BOUND-
ARY LINE OF SECTION
10, TOWNSHIP 4 SOUTH,
RANGE 10 WEST;
THENCE GO NORTH
60"33'18" WEST ALONG
SAID NORTHERLY RIGHT
OF WAY BOUNDARY LINE
FOR A DISTANCE OF
318.28 FEET; THENCE GO
NORTH 29'50'24" WEST
ALONG SAID NORTHERLY
RIGHT OF WAY BOUND-
ARY LINE FOR A DIS-
TANCE OF 315.24 FEET;
THENCE GO NORTH
39'14'51" WEST ALONG
SAID NORTHERLY RIGHT
OF WAY BOUNDARY LINE
FOR A DISTANCE OF
151.92 FEET FOR THE
POINT OF BEGINNING.'
FROM SAID POINT OF
BEGINNING CONTINUE
NORTH 39"14'51". WEST
ALONG SAID NORTHERLY
RIGHT OF WAY BOUND-
ARY LINE FOR A
DISTANCE OF 88.61
FEET; THENCE DEPART-
ING SAID NORTHERLY
RIGHT OF WAY BOUND-
ARY LINE, GO NORTH
42'13'09" EAST FOR A
DISTANCE OF 431.13.
FEET TO THE CENTER-
LINE OF STONE MILL,
CREEK; THENCE ALONG
THE CENTERLINE OF
STONE MILL CREEK THE
FOLLOWING COURSES
AND DISTANCES: NORTH
03"08'17" EAST, 24.49
FEET; SOUTH 46 DE-
GREES 41'24" EAST, 51.37
FEET; SOUTH 6114;54"
EAST, 31.82 FEET;
SOUTH 88'35'58" EAST,
24.27 FEET; THENCE DE-
PARTING THE CENTER-
LINE OF STONE MILL
CREEK, GO SOUTH
46'05'50". WEST FOR A
DISTANCE OF 450.40
FEET, TO THE POINT OF
BEGINNING. SAID PAR-
CEL HAVING AN AREA OF
1.0 ACRES, MORE OR
LESS. *

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

Dated this 4th day of Feb-
ruary, 2009.

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

ACCORDANCE WITH THE
AMERICANS WITH DISA-
BILITIES ACT, persons
with disabilities needing a
special accommodation
should contact COURT
ADMINISTRATION, at the
GULF County Courthouse
at, 1-800-955-8771 (TDD)
or 1-800-955-8770, via
Florida Relay Service.

THE LAW OFFICES OF
DAVID J. STERN, PA., AT-
TORNEY
900 South Pine Island
Road Suite 400
Plantation, FL 33324-3920
(954)233-8000
08-33267 SLS
February 12, 19, 2009
1125S
IN THE CIRCUIT OF THE
14th JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR
GULF COUNTY

JPMorgan Chase Bank,
National Association,
Plaintiff,

-vs.-

Catherine S. Cox; James
Allen Cox A/K/A Allen Cox;
Prosperity Bank;
Defendantss.

Case #:2008-CA-000172
Division #
UNC:

NOTICE OF SALE

NOTICE IS HEREBY
GIVEN pursuant to an Or-
der of Final Judgment of
Foreclosure dated January
26, 2009, entered in Civil
Case No. 2008-CA-000172
of the Circuit Court of the


1 1100
14th Judicial Circuit in and
for Gulf County, Florida,
wherein JPMorgan Chase-
Bank, National Associa-
tion, Plaintiff and Catherine
S. Cox are defendantss, I_
will sell to the highest and
best bidder for cash, AT.
THE FRONT DESK OF
THE 'GULF COUNTY,
COURTHOUSE LOCATED
AT 1000 5TH STREET,
PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA,
AT 11:00 A.M. on March 5,'
2009 the following de-"
scribed property as set
forth in said Final Judg-
ment, to-wit:

LOT 1, BLOCK 1,
BAYVIEW SUBDIVISION;'
ACCORDING TO THE-
PLAT THEREOF AS RE-'
CORDED IN PLAT BOOK
3, PAGE 61, OF THE PUB-
LIC RECORDS OF GULF
COUNTY, FLORIDA.

ANY PERSON CLAIMING.
AN INTEREST IN THE
SURPLUS FROM THE
SALE, IF ANY, OTHER
THAN THE PROPERTY
OWNER AS OF THE DATE
OF THE LIS PENDENS,
MUST FILE A CLAIM
WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER,
THE SALE.

IF YOU ARE A PERSON
WITH A DISABILITY WHO'
NEEDS ANY ACCOMMO-
DATION IN ORDER TO.
PARTICIPATE IN THIS
PROCEEDING, YOU ARE
ENTITLED, AT NO COST
TO YOU, TO THE PROVI-
SION OF CERTAIN ASSIS-
TANCE. PLEASE CON-
TACT GULF COUNTY'
COURTHOUSE, 1000
CECIL COSTIN BOULE-
VARD, PORT ST. JOE, FL
32456 WITHIN 2 WORK-.
ING DAYS OF YOUR RE-
CEIPT OF THIS NOTICE
OF SALE: IF YOU ARE
HEARING IMPAIRED
CALL: 1-800-955-8771; IF
YOU ARE VOICE IM-.
PAIRED CALL:.
1-800-955-8770

DATED. at PORT ST. JOE,
Florida, this 2nd day .of
February, 2009.

CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT
GOURT
Gulf County, Florida
By: Jasmine Hysmith
DEPUTY CLERK

ATTORNEY FOR PLAIN-
TIFF:
SHAPIRO & FISHMAN,
LLP
10004 North Dale Mabry.
Hwy, Suite 112
Tampa, Florida 33618
08-095279
February 12, 19, 2009
1126S
IN THE CIRCUIT OF THE
14th JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR-
GULF COUNTY

Deutsche Bank National
Trust Company, as Trustee
for the registered holders
of New Century Home Eq-
uity Loan Trust, Series.
2005-8, Asset Backed
Pass-Through Certificates,
Plaintiff,

-vs.-

Rosemary Tomlinson;
Defendant,

Case #:2008-CA-000125
Division #
UNC:

NOTICE OF SALE

NOTICE IS HEREBY.
GIVEN pursuant to an Or-
der of Final Judgment of
Foreclosure dated January,
26, 2009, entered in Civil-
Case No. 2008-CA-000125
of the Circuit Court of the
14th Judicial Circuit in and
for Gulf County, Florida,
wherein Deutsche Bank
National Trust Company,
as Trustee for the regis-
tered holders of New Cen-
tury Home Equity Loan
Trust, Series 2005-B, Asset
Backed Pass-Through Cer-
tificates, Plaintiff and Rose-
mary Tomlinson are
defendantss, I will sell to
the highest and best bid-
der for cash, AT THE
FRONT DESK OF THE
GULF COUNTY COURT-
HOUSE, LOCATED AT
1000 5TH STREET, PORT
ST. JOE, FLORIDA, AT


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11:00 A.M. on March 5,
2009 the following de-
scribed property as set
forth in said Final Judg-
ment, to-wit:

LOT TWENTY-FIVE (25) IN
BLOCK SIXTY-NINE' (69)
ACCORDING TO THE
PLAT OF THE
RE-SUBDIVISION OF ALL
OF BLOCKS SIXTY-
EIGHT, SIXTY-NINE, SEV-
ENTY, SEVENTY-ONE,
SEVENTY-TWO,
SEVENTY-THREE,
SEVENTY-FOUR AND
SEVENTY-FIVE, ACCORD-
ING TO THE OFFICIAL
MAP NO. 12 OF PORT
STJOE, FLORIDA, FILED
THE 29TH DAY OF JUNE
1925, AS APPEARS ON
FILE IN THE OFFICE OF
THE CLERK OF THE CIR-
CUIT COURT IN GULF
COUNTY, FLORIDA.

ANY PERSON CLAIMING
AN INTEREST IN THE
SURPLUS FROM THE
SALE, IF ANY, OTHER
THAN THE PROPERTY
OWNER AS OF THE DATE
OF THE US PENDENS
MUST FILE A CLAIM
WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER
THE SALE.'

IF YOU ARE A PERSON
WITH A DISABILITY WHO
NEEDS ANY ACCOMMO-
DATION IN ORDER TO
PARTICIPATE IN THIS
PROCEEDING, YOU ARE
ENTITLED, AT NO COST
TO YOU, TO THE PROVI-
SION OF CERTAIN ASSIS-
TANCE. PLEASE CON-
TACT GULF COUNTY
COURTHOUSE, 1000
CECIL COSTIN BOULE-
VARD, PORT ST. JOE, FL
32456 WITHIN 2 WORK-
ING DAYS OF YOUR RE-
CEIPT OF THIS NOTICE
OF SALE: IF YOU ARE
HEARING IMPAIRED
CALL: 1-800-955-8771; IF
YOU ARE VOICE IM-
PAIRED CALL:
1-800-955-8770,
DATED at PORT ST. JOE,
Florida, this 30th day. of
January, 2009.

Rebecca L. Norris, Clerk
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT
COURT
Gulf County, Florida
By: Jasmine Hysmith
DEPUTY CLERK

ATTORNEY FOR PLAIN-
TIFF:
SHAPIRO & FISHMAN,
LLP
10004 North Dale Mabry
Hwy, Suite 112
Tampa, Florida 33618
08-091876
February 12, 19, 2009 '
.1128S
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE FOURTEENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN'AND
FOR GULF COUNTY,
FLORIDA,
CIVIL ACTION

BANK OF AMERICA, NA,
Plaintiff,

VS.

MARY JACKSON, et al,
Defendantss.

CASE NO. 2007-245-CA
DIVISION
NOTICE OF
FORECLOSURE SALE

NOTICE IS HEREBY
GtVEN pursuant to a Final
Judgment of Mortgage
Foreclosure dated January
26, 2009 and entered in
Case No. 2007-245-CA of-
the Circuit Court of the
FOURTEENTH Judicial
Circuit in and for GULF
County, Florida wherein''
BANK OF AMERICA, NA,
is' the Plaintiff and MARY.
JACKSON; JAMES. ED
JACKSON; 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 February,
2009, the following de-
scribed property as set
forth in said Final Judg-
ment:

LOT 7, BLOCK C, SEVEN,
SPRINGS LAKE SUBDI-
VIISION, ACCORDING TO
THE PLAT THEREOF RE-
CORDED IN THE PUBLIC
RECORDS OF GULF
COUNTY, FLORIDA AT
PLAT BOOK 5, PAGES 17
AND 18.
A/K/A LOT 7 BLOCK C,
WEWAHITCHKA, FL 32465

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

WITNESS MY HAND and
the seal of this Court on
January 30, 2009.

Rebecca L. Norris, Clerk
Clerk of the Circuit court
By: Jasmine Hysmith
Deputy Clerk
**See-Americans with Dis-
abilities Act
In accordance with the
Americans with Disabilities
Act, persons needing a
special accommodation to
participate in this proceed-
ing should contact Gulf
County Courthouse
#850-229-6113 (TDD)

Florida Default Law Group,
RL.
RO. Box 25018
Tampa, Florida -
33622-5018


F07019044
February 12, 19, 2009
1142S
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR GULF COUNTY,
FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION

IN RE: ESTATE OF
VERSIE LEE HILLIARD
Deceased.

File Number 08-60PR

NOTICE OF


7 -1100 I
ADMINISTRATION
The administration of the
estate of VERSIE LEE HIL-
UARD, deceased, whose
date of death was August
7, 2008 and whose social
security number is
261-26-9973, is pending in
the Circuit Court for Gulf
County, Florida, Probate
Division, the address of
which is Gulf County
Courthouse, 1000 Cecil G.
Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port St.
Joe, Florida 32456. The
names and addresses of
the personal representa-
tive and the personal
representative's attorney
are set forth below.

All creditors of the dece-
dent and other persons
having claims or demands
against decedent's estate
on whom a copy of this
notice is required to be
served must -file their
claims with this Court
WITHIN THE LATER OF
THREE (3) MONTHS AF-
TER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY
(30) DAYS AFTER THE
DATE OF SERVICE OF A
COPY OF THIS NOTICE
ON THEM.
All other creditors of the
decedent and persons
having claims or demands
against the decedent's es-
tate must file their claims
with this Court WITHIN
THREE (3) MONTHS AF-
TER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED
WITHIN THE TIME PERI-
ODS SET FORTH IN SEC-
TION 733.702 OF THE
FLORIDA PROBATE CODE
WILL BE BARRED

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

The date of first publica-
tion of this Notice is Febru-
ary 12, 2009.

Personal Representative:
JEAN McCLAMMA
165 Jehu Rd.
Wewahitchka, F. 32465
Attorney for Personal
Representative:
Charles A. Costin
Florida Bar No. 699070
Post Office Box 98
Port St. Joe, FL 32457
Telephone: (850) 227-1159
February 12,19,2009.
1143S
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE 14TH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA,
CIVIL DIVISION


COUNTRYWIDE
LOANS, INC.,
Plaintiff,


HOME


SUSAN LAMBERSON, et
al,
Defendants.
CASE NO.:
23-2008-CA-000549
NOTICE OF ACTION

TO:
SUSAN LAMBERSON
Last Known Address: 406
Nautilus )rive, Port Saint
SJoe, FL 32456
'Also Attempted at: 204
Gulf Aire Drive, Port Saint'
Joe, FL, 32456; 1800 Har-
mon Hills Rd, Dripping
Springs, TX
78620 and 4103 Avondale
Ave* Apt 3, Dallas, TX
75219
.Current Residence: Un-
,known

JUDY LAMBERSON'
TYLER. '
Last Known Address: 406
Nautilus Drive, Port Saint
Joe, FL 32456
Also Attempted at: 204
Gulf Aire Drive, Port Saint
Joe, FL 32456; 3150
Woodwalk SE Dr, Unit
2403, Atlanta, GA
30339 and 828 Valleyview
Lane, Berkeley Lake, GA
30096
Current Residence: Un-
known

UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF
SUSAN LAMBERSON
Last, Known Address: 406
Nautilus Drive, Port Saint
Joe, FL 32456
Also Attempted at: 204
Gulf Aire Drive, Port Saint
Joe,.FL 32456; 1800 Har-
mon Hills Rd, Dripping
Springs, TX
78620 and 4103 Avondale
Ave, Apt 3, Dallas, TX
75219
Current Residence: Lin-
known

UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF
JUDY LAMBERSON TAY-
LOR
Last Known Address: 406
Nautilus Drive, Port Saint
Joe, FL 32456
Also Attempted at: 204
Gulf Aire Drive, Port Saint
Joe, FL 32456; '3150
Woodwalk.. SE Dr, Unit
2403, Atlanta, GA
30339 and 828 Valleyview
Lane,' Berkeley Lake, GA
30096
Current Residence: Un-
known

YOU ARE NOTIFIED that
an action for Foreclosure
of Mortgage on the follow-,
ing described property:

LOT 6, BLOCK D, SEA-
SHORES/ST. JOE BEACH
UNIT #3, ACCORDING TO
THE PLAT THEREOF IN
PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 34,
PUBLIC RECORDS OF
GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA.

has been filed against you
and you are required to
serve a copy of your writ-
ten defenses, if any, to it,
on Marshall C. Watson,
RA., Attorney for Plaintiff,
whose address is. 1800
NW 49Th STREET SUITE
120, FT. LAUDERDALE FL
33309 on or before March
'16, 2009, a date which is


| 1100
within thirty (30) days after
the first publication of this
Notice in THE STAR and
file the original with the
Clerk of this Court either
before service on Plaintiffs
attorney or immediately
thereafter; otherwise a de-
fault will be entered
against you for the relief
demanded in the com-
plaint.
In accordance with the
Americans with Disabilities
Act of 1990 (ADA), disa-
bled persons who, be-
cause of their disabilities,
need special accommoda-
tion 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
5th day of February, 2009.

Rebecca Norris
As Clerk of the Court
By: Jasmine Hysmith
As Deputy Clerk
08-22055
February 12, 19, 2009
1170S
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE FOURTEENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN
AND FOR GULF COUNTY
FLORIDA

THE CITY OF' PORT ST,
JOE, FLORIDA, a munici-'
pal corporation and public
body corporate and politic
of the State of Florida,
Plaintiff,

vs.
THE STATE OF FLORIDA,
and the Property Owners,
Taxpayers and Citizens
thereof and of the City of
Port St. Joe, Florida, in-
cluding non-residents
owning property or subject
to taxation therein, and
others having or claiming
any right, title or interest in
property to be affected by
the issuance of the Bonds
herein described, or to be
affected in any way'
thereby,
. Defendants.

VALIDATION OF THE NOT
TO EXCEED $252,600
CITY OF PORT ST. JOE,
FLORIDA, CAPITAL IM-
PROVEMENT REVENUE
BONDS, SERIES 2009

CIVIL ACTION NO: 09-64
ORDER TO SHOW
CAUSE

TO:
THE STATE OF FLORIDA,-
THROUGH THE STATE
ATTORNEY FOR THE
FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA,
AND TO THE SEVERAL
PROPERTY OWNERS,
TAXPAYERS, CITIZENS
OF THE CITY OF PORT
ST. JOE, FLORIDA, IN-
CLUDING NONRESI-
DENTS OWNING PROP-
ERTY OR SUBJECT TO
TAXATION THEREIN, AND
ALL OTHERS HAVING OR
CLAIMING ANY RIGHT, TI-
TLE OR INTEREST IN
PROPERTY TO BE AF-
FECTED BY THE ISSU-
ANCE OF THE CITY OF
PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA
CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT
REVENUE BONDS,
SERIES 2009, HEREINAF-
TER MORE PARTICU-
LARLY DESCRIBED, OR
TO 'BE AFFECTED
THEREBY; '

The above cause coming
on to be heard upon the
Complaint filed' herein by
the City of Port St. Joe,
Florida, seeking to deter-
mine the authority of the
'City of Port St. Joe, Flor-
ida, to issue its not. to ex-
ceed S252,600 City of Port
St.,Joe, Florida Capital Im-
provement Revenue
Bonds, Series 2009 (the.
"Bonds'), a more particular
description of such obliga-'
tions being contained in
the Complaint filed in
these proceedings, to de-
termine-the legality of the
proceedings had and
taken in connection there-
with, and the legality of the
provisions, covenants and
agreements' contained
therein and, the proceed-
ings for said 'Bonds, the
revenues pledged for the
payment thereof, and said
Obligations' when issued
pursuant thereto, and said
Complaint now having
been presented to this
Court, for entry of ah Order
to Show Cause pursuant
to Chapter 75, Florida Stat-
utes, and the Court being
fully advised in the prem-
ises:

IT IS ORDERED AND AD-
JUDGED that the State of
Florida, through the State
Attorney of the Fourteenth
Judicial 'Circuit of Florida,
and the several property
owners, taxpayers and cit-
izens of the City of Port St.
Joe, Florida, including
non-residents owning
property or subject to taxa-
tion therein, and all others
having or claiming any
right, title or interest 'r
property to be affected by
the issuance of the Bonds
or to be affected thereby
be and they are each
hereby required to appear
and show .cause, if any
there be, before this Court
on the 12th day of March,
2009, at 1:30 p.m.,. in the
Chambers of Hon6rable
Fred Witten at the Gulf


County Courthouse in the
City of Port St. Joe, Flor-
ida, why the prayer of said
Complaint should not be
granted and why the pro-
ceedings for said Bonds
and said Bonds when is-
sued pursuant thereto and
the revenues pledged to
the payment thereof
should not be validated
and confirmed as therein
prayed.

AND IT )S. FURTHER
ORDERED AND AD-
JUDGED that this Order to
Show Cause be published


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Four child care slots open.
Ages birth to five, Two
adults on, premises, both
registered child care pro-
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Positions will fill
quickly.For more info.
Please call 227-3831 lo-
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(or call to come by to
pickup info. packet)


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SELL ALL YOUR
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through.classified.
CALL 747-5020


1100
in the manner required by
Section 75.06, Florida Stat-
utes, in a newspaper of
general circulation pub-
lished in Gulf County, Flor-
ida.
AND IT IS FURTHER
ORDERED AND AD-
JUDGED that, by such
publication of this Order,
all property owners, tax-
payers and citizens of the
City of Port St. Joe, Flor-
ida, including nonresidents
owning property or subject
to taxation therein and all
others having or claiming
any right, title or interest In
property to be affected by
the issuance of the Bonds,
or to be affected thereby,
or the validity of such
Bonds or of any revenues
pledged for payment
thereof, or of the proceed-
ings authorizing the issu-
ance. of said Bonds, in-
cluding any remedies pro-
vided for their collection,
be andthey are made par-
ties defendant to this pro-
ceeding, and "that this
Court shall have jurisdic-
tion of them to the same
extent as if named as de-
fendants in said Complaint.
and personally served with
process in this cause.

DONE AND ORDERED in
chambers at Port St. Joe,
Gulf County, Florida, this
6th day of February, 2009.

s/Fred N. Witten
Honorable Fred N. Witten
CIRCUIT JUDGE, Acting
February 19, 26, 2009
1198S
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
'OF THE 14TH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
GULF COUNTRY FLORIDA
GENERAL JURISDICTION
DIVISION

NATIONSTAR MORT-
GAGE LLC, F/K/A CENTEX
HOME EQUITY COM-
PANY, LLC
PLAINTIFF

VS.

THOMAS L. VICKERS;
SABRINA VICKERS; ANY
AND ALL UNKNOWN PAR-
TIES CLAIMING BY,
THROUGH, UNDER, AND
AGAINST THE HEREIN
NAMED INDIVIDUAL
DEFENDANTS) WHO ARE
NOT KNOWN TO BE
DEAD OR ALIVE,
WHETHER SAID UN-
KNOWN PARTIES MAY
CLAIM AN INTEREST AS
SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVI-
SEES, GRANTEES OR
OTHER CLAIMANTS;
JOHN DOE AND JANE
.DOE AS UNKNOWN TEN-
ANTS IN POSSESSION
DEFENDANTS)

CASE NO: 07-471 CA

NOTICE OF
FORECLOSURE SALE

NOTICE IS HEREBY
GIVEN pursuant to a Sum-
mary Final Judgment of
Foreclosure dated. Febru-
ary 9, 2009 entered in Civil
Case No. 07-471 CA of the
Circuit Court of the 14TH
Judicial Circuit in and for
GULF County, Port St.
Joe, Florida, I will sell to
the highest and' best bid-
der for cash at in the
FRONT LOBBY of the.
Courthouse at the GULF
County Courthouse locat-
ed at 1000 Cecil Costin
Blvd., Room 148 in Port St.
Joe, Florida, at 11:00 a.m.
on the 12th day of March,.
2009 the following de-
scribed property as set
forth in said Summary Fi-.
nal Judgment, to-wit:

LOT 6, BLOCK B, FORE-
HANDS SECOND ADDI-
TION AS MORE FULLY
DESCRIBED IN PLAT
BOOK 293, PAGE 835,
PUBLIC RECORDS OF
GULF COUNTY FLORIDA.

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

Dated this 9th day of Feb-
ruary, 2009.

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

THE LAW OFFICES' OF
DAVID J. STERN, RA.,
Attorney for Plaintiff
900 South Pine Island
Road Suite 400
Plantation, FL 33324-3920
(954)233-8000
February 19,26,2009


1199S
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR GULF COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
REGIONS BANK, etc.
Plaintiff

vs..
DR. VITHAL KUSUMA, et
al.,
Defendants.

CASE NO.: 08-185CA

AMENDED
NOTICE OF SALE

Notice is hereby given
that, pursuant to a Sum-
mary Judgment entered in
the above-styled cause in
the Circuit Court of Gulf
County, Florida, the Clerk
of Gulf County will sell the
property situated in Gulf
County, Florida, described
as:

LOT 4, WINDMARK
BEACH, ACCORDING. TO
PLAT ON FILE IN PLAT
BOOK 4 AT PAGES 1
THROUGH 5 OF THE
PUBLIC RECORDS OF
GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA.

at a Public Sale, to the
highest bidder, for cash, in
the front lobby of Gulf
County Courthouse, 1000
Cecil G. Costin, Sr., Boule-
vard, Port St. Joe, Florida
32456 on March 26, 2009
at 11:00 a.m.

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

Dated: February 6, 2009,
Rebecca L. Norris
Clerk of the Circuit Court
Gulf County, Florida
By: Jasmine Hysmith
Deputy Clerk
February 19, 26, 2009
1217S
ADVERTISEMENT FOR
BIDS:

The Gulf County School
Board will be accepting
sealed bids on a 1992
Chevrolet, 4 door pick up
truck, property #
9902-3422. Bids will be ac-
cepted .starting February,
19, 2009 and ending
March 5, 2009 at 12:00
p.m. E.S.T. All bids should
be marked Chevrolet
Truck bid #09-013 and
submitted to the Gulf
County School Board,
Maintenance Department
attention Greg Layfield,
150 Middle School Road,
Port St..Joe, FI'324 6..

You can contact Greg
Layfield at 850-229-8369
with any questions or the
truck 'may be seen at the
Port St. Joe Bus Barn. '
February 19,26, 2009
9926S
NOTICE OF
SHERIFF'S SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY
GIVEN THAT PURSUANT
TO A FINAL JUDGEMENT
ISSUED IN THE CIRCUIT
COURT OF GULF
COUNTY DATED DECEM-
BER 23, 2008 IN THE
CAUSE WHEREIN WIL-
LIAM H. CARR, JR. WAS
,PLAINTIFF, AND HAROLD
B. KEELS, SR.; LINDA E.'
KEELS; AND, STEVEN
CLAY KEELS WAS DE-
FENDANT BEING CASE
NO. 08-511-CA. ,

I, JOSEPH NUGENT AS
SHERIFF OF GULF
COUNTY, FLORIDA WILL
HAVE LEVIED UPON ALL
THE RIGHT TITLE AND IN-
TEREST OF THE DE-
FENDANT STEVEN CLAY
KEELS IN THE INTEREST
OF A 2004 WHITE CHEV-
ROLET (VAN), VIN
#1GCGG25V441163227,
TITLE #89741.174, FL.
TAG.F614AF AND ON THE
24TH DAY OF FEBRUARY,
2009 AT THE FRONT
STEPS OF THE GULF
COUNTY -COURTHOUSE
IN PORT ST. JOE, FLOR-
IDA 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,
SUBJECT TO ALL PRIOR
LEINS, ENCUMBRANCES
AND JUDGEMENTS, .IF.
ANY, TO THE HIGHEST
BIDDER OR BIDDERS
FOR CASH. THE PRO-
CEEDS TO BE APPLIED
AS FOR AS MAY BE TO
THE PAYMENT OF COSTS
AND SATISFACTION OF
THE ABOVE DESCRIBED
EXECUTION.

SHERIFF
JOSEPH NUGENT

IN ACCORDANCE WITH
THE AMERICA WITH DIS-
ABILITIES ACT PERSONS
WITH DISABILITIES THAT
NEED A SPECIAL AC-
COMMODATION TO PAR-


a s e g y


1100 I
TICIPATE IN THE PRO-
CEEDING'SHOULD CON-
TACT NO LATER THAN
SEVEN DAYS PRIOR TO
THE PROCEEDING AT
850-227-1115
January 29, 2009
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Location-C30 2 mi East
pass Raw Bar on left
850-227-6683


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Mexico Beach
2 BR/2 BTH Condo blocks
from bch, Pool, Clbhse,
No smoking, Brian
404-663-0226
Mexico Beach
Townhouse

For Rent: $850 /Month
$250 /Deposit Call Rusty
229.886.2444 Call Jarrett
229.343.2458


(3) 3 br, Homes Hwy 386
$850 & $900, (1), 2 br
home $600. (2) 2 br,
Condo's St. Joe Bch $650
Ea. Military dis. 648-4366
3 br, 1.5 ba, Mexico
Beach, Canal Front, boat
dock, fp, no pet's, $1,000
mo $1,000 dep.
850-648-5045
805 Long Avenue
1st Month's rentfreell! Mili-
tary Discount Availablel
Spacious and private
home, 3 bdrm/2bthrm,
large fenced in yard, front
porch, hardwood floors. 3
blocks to area shopping,
downtown and St.
Joseph's Bay. Monthly
rental available at $750.00
per month with $750.00
security/damage deposit.
Call gulf Coast Property
Services at (850) 229-2706
for more information and a
tour of this great house
rental.
Century 21 Gulf Coast
Realty long term rentals
available
Coronado #3 2br, 1.5 ba
731 Hwy 98 $850.00 per
month
Destiny #1 2br, 1 ba 115-
40th St.. $550.00 per
month
Gulf Point #4 2 br, 2.5 ba
7172 Hwy 98 $1000.00 per
month
Indian Lagoon Cottages'3
br, 2 ba SR-30 Indian Pass
$850.00 per month
Villas @ Mexico Beach
#2 2'br, 2 ba 3706 Hwy
98 $1100.00 per month
Villas @ Mexico Beach
#3 3 br, 3 ba 3706 Hwy
98 $1300.00 per month
Palmetto Plantation
4BR/3BA -1120 15th St
975.00
Palmetto Plantation 3 br,
3 ba 1120 15th St. $900.00
per month
Paradise Porch 2 br,2 ba
9135 Cookles Ave. $650.00
per m',nih
Surf & Sands unit 30-1 2
br, 2 oa 109- 30th St.
$580 00 per month
Surf & Sands unit 42-A &
42-r 2or,2 ba 121-42ncd
St..$650.00'per month
Surf & Sands unit 42-C 4.
br, 2 ba 121-42ncd St.
$850.00 per month
Ponderosa #18 3 br, 2 ba
#18 Ponderosa Pines Dr.
$850.00 per month
Call 850-648-5449 or
850-229-1200 for more in-
formation
Gulfaire
Executive, 1 br, private
garden,'w/d, all elec. Ig
bright. Will take pets. Pri-
vate Beach, pool, tennis
courts, $625 mo. 639-2690
or 832-9702
House For Rent, in St.
Joe Beach, 3 br; 2 ba,
large yard, Call Gene at
850-830-9342.



McClellan St.:2 br, 1 ba,
fenced yard, C/H/A total
electric, good neighbors,
$600/mo $500/dep
1-770-851-4551



Port St Joe, 2 br 1 ba,
upstairs, CH&A $550 mo.
'no smoking or pets.
850-899-0149


forI188aseq
Available Dec. 1st
1000 sq.ft.
Consisting of
3-Offices
1-ADA Bathroom
500 sq.ft. Warehouse
$850.00/mo Gross
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Office Complex
850-229-8014
478-451-7761


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8130- Trucks
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8150 Commercial
8160 Motorcycles
8170 Auto Parts
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8210 Boats
8220 Personal Watercraft
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yard, 607 Garrison Ave,
$750 mo, 1st & 1 mo dep.
Avail March 1st & ref req'd,
614-371-6808.

St. Joe Beach
Beautiful 3 br, 2 ba gulf
view home, $1300 mo.
Long Term Rental Call
(404) 545-2552.
St. Joe Beach/TAFB,
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$650 + dep. Pelican Walk
Real Estate 850-647-2473
Townhomes for rent,
Jones Homestead- Pon-
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special. First month rent
free with deposit and 12
month lease. 2 br and 3br
units available. Call
850-227-8404 or
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7130 Condo/Townhouse
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Thursday, February 19, 2009


Gulf Coast Electric Cooperative hosts Youth Tour Contest


Special to the Star

WEWAHITCHKA Gulf
Coast Electric Cooperative
recently held its annual
Washington, D. C. Youth
Tour Contest at the Hon-
eyville Community Center
in Wewahitchka.
Each year, the Coopera-
tive sponsors the contest
for high school juniors
whose parents or guard-
ians are mem-bers of Gulf
Coast Electric. Contes-
tants are interviewed by a
panel of three judges from
the electric cooperative
industry, and two winners
are chosen to travel on an
all-expenses-paid trip to
Washington, D. C. in June,
where they join other elev-
enth-grade students from
all over the United States
to tour our nation's capitol.


SUBMITTED PHOTOS I Special to the Star


Local civic organiza- for the trip. This year's the Kinard Volunteer Fire
tions and high schools contestants were: Shan- Department; Ariel Kemp,
play an important role in nah Bober, representing representing the Scotts
the contest, as they nomi- Vernon High School; Can- Ferry Volunteer Fire De-
nate the students who vie dance Griffin, representing apartment; Santana Majors,


A Call To AllVendors


Corn'i h.. th 5th, 2f09


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Representative Marti
Coley took time out of
her busy schedule to meet
with the students during
their mock session at the
House of Representatives.
Pictured, from left, are:
Santana Majors, Allie
Pilcher, Baylen Price,
Ariel Kemp, Zac Smith,
Coley, Remington Wade,
Shannah .Bober, Cody
Wade, Laurel Manor and
Candance Griffin.


representing Wewahi-
tchka High School; Lau-
rel Manor, representing
the We-wahitchka Ambu-
lance Service; Dani New-
some, representing Port
St. Joe High School; Cody
Paquette, representing
Blountstown High School;
Allie Pilcher, represent-
ing A. Crawford Mosley
High School; Baylen Price,
representing the Wetappo
Creek Volunteer Fire De-
partment; Zac Smith, rep-
resenting the Wewahitchka
Woman's Club; Cody Wade,
representing Wewahitchka
Search and Rescue; and
Remington Wade, repre-
senting the Wewahitchka
Volunteer Fire Depart-
ment.
This year's winners
are Ariel Kemp. and Zac
Smith; the alternate is Al-
lie Pilcher.
In addition to the Wash-
ington, D. C., trip, Gulf
Coast Electric takes all of
the students nominated to
compete in the contest on
a two-day trip to Tallahas-
see. There they tour vari-
ous sites in Tallahassee
with other eleventh-grade
participants represent-
ing electric cooperatives
across the state.
Students representing
the Cooperative in Talla-
hassee included: Shannah
Bober, Candance Griffin,
Ariel Kemp, Santana Ma-
jors, Laurel Manor, Allie


Pilcher, Baylen Price, Zac
Smith, Cody Wade and
Remington Wade. Gulf
Coast Electric employees
Chris Davis, Kristin Doug-
las, Becky Kent and Keith
Pridgeon served as chap-
erones for the trip.
While in Tallahassee,
the students toured the
Governor's Mansion, then
viewed the "Our Body:
The Universe Within" ex-
hibit at The Mary Brogan
Museum of Art and Sci-
ence. They also partici-
pated in a mock session at
the House of Representa-
tives. The trip concluded
with a mock hearing in the
Florida Supreme Court.
"The Youth Tour Con-
test is a great opportunity
for us to reward local stu-
dents for being outstand-
ing leaders in their com-
munities," GCEC Man-
ager of Marketing and
Member Services Kristin
Douglas said,
The Washington, D. C.
Youth Tour Program has
been in existence since
1957 when co-ops sent
students to Washington,
D. C. to work during the
summer. By 1964, the pro-
gram was catching on, and
the National Rural Elec-
tric Cooperative Associa-
tion began to coordinate
the efforts of the co-ops.
Since then, thousands of
young people have experi-
enced this once-in-a-life-
time opportunity to visit
our nation's capitol and
learn about our gov-ern-
ment.
Gulf Coast Electric
Cooperative is part of
the Touchstone Energy
national alliance of local,
consumer-owned electric
cooperatives providing
high standards of ser-
vice to customers large
and small. GCEC serves
approximately 20,500
meters in Bay, Calhoun,
Gulf, Jackson, Walton
and Washington counties
and in the municipalities
of Wewahitchka, Ebro,
White City, Lynn Haven,
Fountain and Southport.


Connect with consumers and be part of this hugely popular live event.
For details and more information, call Matt Holbrook (850) 258-4163


GCEC recently held its annual Washington, D.C.,
Youth Tour competition. Pictured, from left, are:
Zac Smith and Ariel Kemp, winners; Allie Pilcher,
alternate; and GCEC Assistant Manager Michael
White.


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