Group Title: Star (Port Saint Joe, Fla.).
Title: The star
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Title: The star
Uniform Title: Star (Port Saint Joe, Fla.)
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Creator: Star
Publisher: Star
W.S. Smith
Place of Publication: Port St. Joe, Fla
Publication Date: April 2, 2009
Frequency: weekly
regular
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Subject: Newspapers -- Port Saint Joe (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Gulf County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Gulf -- Port Saint Joe
Coordinates: 29.814722 x -85.297222 ( Place of Publication )
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in 1937.
General Note: Editor: Wesley R. Ramsey, <1970>.
General Note: Publisher: The Star Pub. Co., <1970>.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 2, no. 7 (Dec. 2, 1938).
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Volume ID: VID03678
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to reality

By Marie Logan
Contributing Writer

The Williams Avenue -
Martin Luther King Boulevard
connector road is one more
firm step toward reality.
At a Port St. Joe city com-
mission workshop last Thurs-
day, commissioners agreed,
in theory, that they liked the
proposed concept plan of the
new city street that will soon
connect two sections of Port St.
Joe.
Engineers from Preble Rish,
the city's engineering firm of
record, showed commissioners
a concept plan of four possible
street routes connecting the
north end of Williams Avenue
to the south end of MLK Bou-
levard.
Commissioners and engi-
neers all agreed that only one
route satisfied all criteria and
was the most feasible, eco-
nomical and practical after
considering traffic flow and
obstacles that would have to be
removed.
The proposed plan skirts the
east side of the St. Joe Compa-
ny building parking lot and has
a few curves to it as it moves
into north Port St. Joe.
The next step in the process
is for commissioners to make
the choice official, incorporate
any small changes if deemed
necessary, then pass the plan
to St. Joe Company officials for
their approval. After St. Joe ap-
proval, the city must obtain the
right of way from the company.
At that point actual construc-
tion could begin. No timeframe
was offered for actual construc-
tion dates.
In the same workshop,
commissioners debated what
to do with the sidewalks and
curbs along Monument Avenue
as sewer repairs are com-
pleted and the sidewalks are
replaced.
Debate ranged from wheth-
er or not to hire a contractor to
handle the work or have city
and county crews do it.
Commissioners pondered
whether or not to spend some
of the project money, already
included in the initial contract,
on replacing all the curbs along
Monument, or leaving them as
is and using the money else-
where. The primary objection
to leaving the curbs as they
were seemed to be asthetic.
Some commissioners, city
manager Charlie Weston, and
engineer. Bill Kennedy said it
would result in a patchwork.
look.
Commissioners Charles
Stephens and John Reeves
suggested cleaning and/or
staining the curbs so all the
concrete matched.
The consensus of the work-
shop was to use the remaining
road bond dollars to finish the.
city hall parking lot project,
proceed with the work on the
First Street intersection proj-
ect, and repour the sidewalks
along Monument Avenue after
all the sewer lines had been
installed. All the money for
the projects must be spent
by Aug. 30.



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PART II: THE FIFTH-GRADE MIDWIFE


By Despina Williams
Star Staff Writer


Though it ended with a rush of
blood and the howl of a newborn
baby, Helen Hamilton's afternoon be-
gan unremarkably.
In the spring of 1956, the 11-year-
old was busily engaged in a game of
recess baseball at George Washing-
ton Elementary School, an all-black
institution during the segregation
era.
Hamilton pitched a ball from the
pitcher's mound as classmate John-
ny Mae Harris, standing behind the
fence, rocked forward on the balls of
her feet.
Grasping .her belly, Harris, who
was several sizes larger than her fifth
grade peers, told teacher Madelyn
Wynn that her stomach ached.
Summoning Hamilton from the
mound, Wynn asked her and students
Fred Jones and Willie B. McLeod to
walk Harris to her home on Avenue F
in Port'St. Joe.


The classmates crept across the
street, with Harris stopping frequent-
ly and rocking back and forth on her
feet.
Slowly, they made it to Harris'
home, which was vacant and locked.
Her parents were deep in the woods
loading pulpwood onto trucks.
Hamilton walked Harris inside
an outdoor bathroom and noticed a
stream of blood running down her
leg.
At her young age, Hamilton knew
about periods and suspected Harris
was having one.
She did not know anything about
pregnancy, and neither did" Har-
ris, though she would know soon
enough.
As the blood flowed with greater
urgency, Hamilton grabbed some dis-'
carded newspapers and began lining
the bathroom's wooden floor.
Another pain seized Harris, and a
baby's head became visible between
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Contributed photo
Only a few years after this school photo was taken, Helen Hamilton
delivered a fifth grade classmate's baby. She worked as a midwife for
many years throughout Gulf and Franklin counties.


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White seeks re-election as city commissioner


Arthur "Perky" White an- stands that making a decision
nounced last week that he would can be easy as long as you know
seekre-election as a Group 1 city you are doing the right thing
commissioner. He was for the people and the
elected to his first- term city.
on the board in 2007: White commented
White is a lifelong citi- that he may not have a
zen of Port St. Joe and a degree in business but
self-described "working he is smart enough to
man" for the commu- know what works and
nity. He feels a kinship doesn't work.
with working men like 'PERKY' White is a licensed pi-
"Joe the Plumber" and WHITE lot with ratings of com-
acknowledges the needs mercial, instrument,
of the people in the city and also multi-engine and instructor. He
the county. has his Master Captain boat
With many city projects in license with a towing endorse-
progress, White said he under- ment, is a realtor and works full-


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time with Arizona Chemical.
He said he knows about com-
mitment and dedication and ap-
plies it as a city commissioner
for Group 1.
He said he is ready to take
the city to the next level. With
Sacred Heart Hospital in the
process of construction and the
Port becoming active, there will
be many changes and decisions
to be made on behalf of the city.
"We live in a very unique
place. I am proud that I can call
this my home and have the op-
portunity to serve the people
that mean so much to me," said
White.


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Letters to the Editor................... A4
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School News................................ B8
Society .................................... ... B2


"Being re-elected as your
city commissioner for an-
other term will be an honor.
My work is for all the people.
I feel in the past two years I
have stood for the voice of the
people and by my promises. I
will continue to do that as your
city commissioner for another
term."
White is an active member
of Long Avenue Baptist Church.
He and his wife Johanna have
been married for over 30 years.
They have two daughters, Casey
Ludlam and Leslie White and
two grandchildren, Kailey and
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weather

Commission declares
state of emergency

By Despina Williams
Star Staff Writer

In anticipation of a se-
vere weather event expect-
ed to produce significant
rainfall and river flooding,
the Gulf County commis-
sion declared a state of
emergency during a spe-
cial meeting on Monday.
The 5-0 vote followed a
presentation by Gulf County
Emergency Management
director Marshall Nelson,
who has been closely moni-
toring the weather situa-
tion.
Last week's storm
caused both the Apala-
chicola and Chipola Rivers
to rise to over 20 feet as of
Monday afternoon.
The Apalachicola River
was expected to crest at
22.2 feet on Wednesday, with
the Chipola River cresting
on Thursday at 24.6 feet.
The National Weather
Service has forecasted a
period of significant weath-
er beginning on Tuesday
night and continuing into
Sunday, which will cause
the rivers to rise even fur-
ther.
Nelson advised com-
missioners to expect heavy
rain on Tuesday, Thursday
and Sunday.
Tuesday night's storm
will have the greatest po-
tential of producing signifi-
cant flooding across the re-
gion along creeks, streams
and rivers..
Four to six inches of rain
is expected to fall on Tues-
day night, an additional two
to four inches on Thursday
and three to five inches on
Sunday.
"We're going to get a lot
of rain, and it's going to put
a lot of water in the river
system above us, so we'll
get a double whammy,"
said Nelson.
Residents can expect
not only river flooding, but
flash flooding in low-lying
areas.
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Arizona Chemical's plant to temporarily curtail production


Arizona Chemical an-
nounced on Tuesday that,
due to economic condi-
tions, the company will idle
its Port St. Joe operations
for three weeks beginning


April 17.
"We expect this tempo-
rary curtailment will affect
the majority of the plant's
76 employees, who will be
furloughed for most of the


three week period," said
Mike Brantley, Plant Man-
ager.
Full production is sched-
uled to resume the week of
May 11.


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zonachemical.com), head-
quartered in Jacksonville,
Fla., is the world's largest
producer of naturally de-
rived specialty resins and


pine-based chemicals for
the adhesives, inks and coat-
ings, lubricants, fuel addi-
tives, mining and oleochem-
icals markets. The com-
pany has six manufacturing


plants in the U.S., and five in
Europe. Arizona Chemical
also has research and de-
velopment capabilities and
a network of sales offices
throughout the world.


Dr Robert E. King Denta Trash MSBU, inmate health dominate county meeting


Due to the death of Dr. Robert E. King, our
dental office will be closed permanently.
Please make arrangements to pick up your
patient dental records. The office, located
at 325 Long Avenue in Port St. Joe, will be
open Monday through Wednesday from 9-11
a.m. and 2-4 p.m. ET until the end of April.
After this time, your records will be made
available at the Gulf County Health
Department dental clinic, located at 2475
Garrison Ave. in Port St. Joe. For more
information, call our office at 850-227-1812.


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By Marie Logan
Contributing Writer

At the March 24 county
commissioner meeting,
the proposed trash MSBU
reared its head again.
County administrator
Don Butler informed the
board that if they intended
to place the MSBU (muni-
ciple services benefit unit)
on the county tax bill in No-
vember, the county must
immediately commission a
required study on how and
who to tax.
Butler said only one re-
quest for proposal to con-
duct the study had been
submitted to the county
at a cost of $42,300. That
was under the estimated
$60,000 that the commis-
sion had thought it would
cost.
If they did not plan to
implement an MSBU, But-
ler told commissioners,
they did not need to spend
the money. But they had to
make the decision, he said.
Commissioners argued
their standard reasons for
and against the proposed
fee for mandatory county-
wide trash pickup.
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McFarland reminded the
board that they were on
a rigid time frame. "If the
company doesn't get start-
ed soon (on the required
study), like by the next
board meeting, we won't
have time to get it (MSBU)
in place," McFarland said.
The issue was tabled.
In other business con-
ducted at the meeting:
Butler reminded
commissioners that bud-
get meetings would begin
May 1 this year and that the
anticipated drop in county
property values would be
"a mean number."
One of the budget com-
mittee's recommenda-
tions, he said, would be to
ask for an abatement of the
levy owned to the Port St.
Joe Redevelopment Agen-
cy (PSJRA) by the county.
The board passed a mo-
tion to ask the PSJRA for a
two-year abatement.
The board tried to
decide what to do about
county jail inmate health
insurance costs, brought
about by a $250,000 bill the
county owes to Bay Medi-
cal for treatment of an in-
mate who suffered a stroke
while in tihe jail.
According to McFar-


land, the county did not
have enough money in the
budget for even half the
bill and Bay Medical was
about to sue the county for
payment.
He siad the county did
not have an insurance
agreement with Bay Medi-
cal and was being billed at
the highest rate possible
for inmate treatment.
Commissioner Bill Wil-
liams, who owns and oper-
ates a health facility in Gulf
County, asked board per-
mission, which was grant-
ed, to talk with the CEO of
Bay Medical to try to reach
an agreement.
Marshall Nelson, the
county's emergency man-
agement director, told the
board he had been working
for several years on trying
to place local contractors
on call to help with after-
disaster cleanup in the
county.
He reminded the board
.that the process was very
expensive and the county
needed to set up a disaster
fund for later years to pay
for storm cleanup.
The problem, Marshall
and commissioner Billy
Traylor said, stemmed
from the cutbacks in coun-


ty manpower and funding
to handle the job inhouse.
The long-awaited new
South Gulf Volunteer Fire
Department became a bit
closer with the purchase
of property near the T.S.
Stone St. Joseph Peninsula
State Park.
SCommissioner Warren
Yeager, whose district en-
compasses that area, an-
nounced the purchase and
asked for permission to
request proposals for the
design. The motion passed
unanimously.
The fire department
had been trying for several
years to build another fire
station near the end of the
peninsula because of mas-
'sive development on the
peninsula.
McFarland said he
would rework the existing
county ordinance regard-
ing use of golf carts on
county roads to include the
entire county, except as
prohibited by state law.
That was prompted
by Yeager's' request from
his constituents to make
Indian Pass a golf-cart
community.
By state law, golf carts
are not allowed on U.S. 98
and SR71.


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Thursday, April 2, 2009


Local


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Town hall meeting flooded


with water questions


By Marie Logan
Contributing Writer
The Port St. Joe town
hall meeting was held last
Thursday in the county
commission meeting room
at the courthouse, at the
invitation of the board of
county commissioners.
Roughly two dozen
people attended the two
hour meeting which basi-
cally covered just one is-
sue: chlorine versus chlo-
ramine.
Port St. Joe resident
Ann White asked the
opening question with an
inquiry about a rumor of
$4 million missing from city
coffers.
White told the board
that city commissioner
John Reeves had told her
about it. Reeves denied
that he had said money
- and that much of it -
was missing. Port St. Joe
Mayor Mel Magidson told
White that money was not
missing from the city, and
that a small amount had
been placed in the wrong
accounts but had since
been accounted for.


After that, it was all
about water.
For nearly two hours,
citizens, scientists and of-
ficials argued about the
benefits of using chlorine
or chloramine to treat the
city's water supply.
At issue was the poten-
tial health risks posed by
chloramine that seemingly
do not appear from chlo-
rine, which the city has
used for years.
With the start-up of the
city's new $21 million sur-
face water treatment plant
sometime in April, chlora-
mine will be used to dis-
infect the drinking water
supply.
After county commis-
sioner Nathan Peters in-
troduced questions about
the switch at the March 17
city commission meeting,
the city called in chemists
and scientists to validate
the decision to switch dis-
infectants.
Among those testifying
to the safety of chloramine
treatment were Glenn Da-
vis, the city's water plant
manager; Lynn Todd, a bi-
ologist with the city water


department, Tracy Nor-
wood, a former auditor for
municipal water plants who
recently joined the city's
water department staff;
Doug Kent, Gulf County
Health Department admin-
istrator; threq members of
the Florida Department of
Environmental Protection
Northwest District district
director Dick Fancher;
John Pope, environment
manager, potable water;
Shawn Hamilton, ombuds-
man for the district; and
Philip Jones of Preble Rish,
who helped design the new
water treatment plant.
At the end of the meet-
ing, nothing had changed.
The city plans to begin us-
ing chloramine to treat the
water when the new plant
comes online sometime
this month.
(For an in-depth look
at the issue of chlorine
versus chlo'amine in the
city's new water treat-
ment plant, see "Troubled
Over Water: Use of chlora-
mine to disinfect city wa-
ter supply challenged" in
the March 26 issue of The
Star.)


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Spring cleaning is an annual tradition
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Progress Energy encourages homeowners
to incorporate some energy efficiency
improvements into their spring cleaning that
can help save money yearround:

When dusting the house, don't forget
the refrigerator. Keeping coils clean helps
refrigerators run more efficiently.

Clean or replace air filters. Dirty filters
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Wash clothes in cold water using special
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Set thermostats to 78 degrees instead of
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Replace incandescent bulbs with
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Check the setting on your hot water tank.
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Make sure refrigerator doors are
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the dollar bill can be removed while the door
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Cold air and moisture around a closed door
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Letter to the EDITOR




'Wall That Heals' honors veterans


Dear Editor,
In just a few weeks, "The
Wall That Heals" will be coming
through Port St. Joe on its way to
the Veterans Memorial Plaza in
Apalachicola, where it will be joined
for the first time with "The Three
Servicemen Statue South."
As noted in a previous letter, we
are urging the citizens of Port St. Joe
to gather and welcome THE WALL
when it comes through our town.
When the escort enters our
city. limits, one of the first things
the riders will see will be the Gulf
County Courthouse, and Kesley
Colbert has graciously agreed to
muster as many county officials
and employees as he can to greet
THE WALL from the lawn of the
courthouse and the highway median.
Kesley has always been generous in
his support for Veterans, whether it's
been in articles he's written or when
he has recited Johnny Cash's "That
Ragged Old Flag" during various
patriotic ceremonies.
"The Wall That Heals" will be
coming through Port St. Joe at
about 12:30 p.m., and that, it seems,
is a bit of an inconvenience for
some. Unable to rearrange their
hectic schedules or to somehow
work around the event, some are
reporting that it just will not be
convenient for them to make time
to provide a fitting and proper
welcome.
For Vietnam Veterans, not being
welcomed won't be anything new
business as usual.


I wonder if it was convenient
timing for our GIs and Marines when
they splashed ashore on the beaches
of Normandy and onto the sands of
Iwo Jima.
I wonder if any of our fighting
men were inconvenienced in Korea
when they landed at Inchon'or
fought back the communists atop
"Pork Chop Hill." Surely, there
were sufficient pauses in the action
for them to enjoy their delicious C-
Rations.
And, in the jungles of Vietnam,
during the battles around Ia Drang
Valley and Khe Sanh, I wonder
if they called "Time-Out," so the
embattled troopers could gather
around a nice hot meal with all the
trimmings.
Today, in far away corners of the
globe.- places like Afghanistan and
Iraq I wonder if it is too much of
an inconvenience for our servicemen
and servicewomen to hunker down
inside the cozy, temperate shelter of
their Humvees and chomp down a
nice helping of MREs.
So, Kesley should not be
discouraged if there are some who
cannot come out to welcome any
of the Vietnam Veterans. They're
used to being overlooked. Like
That Ragged Old Flag, which has
been "abused, burned, dishonored,
denied and refused...," Vietnam
Veterans have been ignored and
unappreciated before, so a matter
of inconvenience will be only one
more example of their countrymen's
ingratitude.


We believe that a majority of Port
St. Joe's citizenry will make an effort
to welcome "The Wall That Heals,"
and that they won't be deterred by
a minor inconvenience. The efforts
of good people like Kesley Colbert
and Barbara Drake, whose late
husband received the Silver Star for
his service in Vietnam, will not be in
vain. Veterans from all eras will line
our streets and will proudly wave
their flags. The ladies from the VFW
Auxiliary, ever faithful, will be out in
force. And, we hope that The Star
will be able to report that many of
our elected officials, business people
and patriotic citizens did manage
to arrange their lunch schedules
so that they could participate in the
welcome one, that some say, is
well overdue.
Inconvenience is a terrible thing
for anyone to have to suffer, and
everyone will understand if there will
be those who simply cannot attend.
We hope that they enjoy their meals
in relative comfort and that if time
permits they're able to take a
moment from their busy schedules
and give just a brief thought to our
courageous young Americans who,
even today, are guarding the gates of
freedom in distant and foreign lands.
Thank you to all of those who are
planning to participate in Port St.
Joe's welcome to "The Wall That
Heals" on the 28th of April. May
God bless you all and may God bless
America!
Rodney Herring
Port St. Joe


Secret conclave imperative!


Guys, this story is for
you today. If you are a girl,
lady, female person, then
you can stop reading right
now. Go do your nails. Or
watch a Richard Gere
movie. Or, Lord knows,
your hair could use a swipe
or two. I don't need anyone
else taking Cathy's side
on this thing. She's doing
pretty good all by her
lonesome.
OK fellas, here's the
deal. My wife gave me
a vacation trip for my
birthday. She booked me
on a flight to Albuquerque,
New Mexico. I know what
you're thinking. Are they
having a rodeo or the
Southwestern national
finals bog-in the first week
of April? I don't think so! At
least, there ain't no horses
or tractors on those travel
brochures she's had lying
out on the kitchen counter
for the last month!
She's got pictures of
American Indians dancing.
We have two art museum
books, a travel log to
the various "can't miss"
national historical sites, a
"buyer's guide" to Navaho
jewelry, a talking tour of
old Santa Fe, a how to build
your own adobe instruction
booklet, Taos after dark
and a schedule of plays at
the Albuquerque ensemble
theater in the round.
Guys, I'm in trouble.
She didn't have no pictures
of Billy the Kid. If I've
got to go, I want to see
where they fought them
Lincoln County wars. I
want to smell gun powder
where Pat Garret ended
the young outlaw's run. I
want to go to that Area 54
place and see the mutant
kids. I want to stand on a
street corner in downtown
Roswell and see if I "fit in."


I want to hike up a
gorge and find some
gold. Isn't Yuma in
New Mexico? I think
Clint Eastwood
was in jail down
there in one of his
movies. I'd like to
see where they kept
the murderers,
horse thieves,
bank robbers and


HUNKER DOWN
Keslev Colbert


derelicts. Now, I'd take
that over tea and jalapefios
at the Grande de Hacienda
anytime.
Its gets worse! I saw a
receipt for the El Paradero
Bed and Breakfast Inn. I
don't like staying where I
can't pronounce the name!
And something tells me
the price of tortilla chips
just went up. We're in the
"Major Philipe" room
overlooking the "historical
downtown district."
Reckon they charge for
that view? And, in addition
to the awe inspiring
Southwestern breakfast,
we will be enchanted each
evening by our personal
Mexicali band. Can you say
"gringo"?
Boys, I like to stay at
Fred and Darlene's Motor
Lodge. They've got the full
price (usually about $39.00)
posted prominently on
the sign outside. There's
no hidden cost. Darlene
usually checks you in
herself. They'll take cash.
They give their rooms
numbers like Admiral
Benbow intended. And
you don't have to worry
about breaking anything.
Listen, if it's got a TV and
hot water and ain't nothing
eating you, then I'm OK.
You don't get much, but
you don't pay much. And if
you are extra lucky, there
will be a Waffle House right
across the street.


She gave me
this trip back in
January. I was a
little surprised.
But you guys know
about that peace
and harmony thing.
I didn't say nothing.
Although, I'd rather
had a Ping G10


driver or one of
those new Scotty
Cameron Newport putters.
And I had figured on going
to see my mother during
spring break. Now, that is a
real vacation.
I would have settled
for a trip to the race
in Talladega. A spring
training baseball game
would have been nice.
I can always use a pair
of running shorts. The
truck needs a new muffler.
Well, actually, the truck
needs a new body...
and a new motor. A CD
with the greatest hits of
Gene Watson would have
sufficed. Listen, a box of
Moon Pies is a pretty nice
birthday gift. I'm not a
hard guy to please.
I've never been to New
Mexico. I've never even
thought about going to
New Mexico! And I can't
remember now exactly
how I picked it. Cathy says
that we are going to have a
good time.
She has pointed out
all the history we are
going to see. I'm not sure
some painted ponies on
the side of a gully are my
idea of history. I know
watching a guy in tight
pants twirl around a stage
is not! Nor is a poached
egg smothered with
hollandaise and pepper
sauce. I can't think of one
country music singer from
New Mexico. I don't know
one cowboy from there. I


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don't think Annie Oakley,
Geronimo or Big John
Chisholm ever lived there.
I don't even know if that
famous trail started out or
ended up in Santa Fe.
Guys, here's the real
rub. And you already
know where this is going.
All of the "preliminary
little things" (read: airline
tickets, hotel rooms, rental
car) were put on the credit
card. Our credit card! My
credit card! Ye gads, I'm
paying for my own birthday
gift! And Cathy, out of love
and respect, is coming
along with me!
Fellas, have I been
outwitted here? She gives
me a gift that doesn't
cost her anything. And,
oh, by the way, she gets
to go along! She will
enjoy every breakfast.
Every curio shop. Every
genuine authentic
western motif. And every
late night serenade by
the Wandering Gaucho
Band. I'm not exactly
sure who is vacationing
and who is paying! I'm so
confused now I don't even
remember whose birthday
we are celebrating.
Guys, I'm calling a
secret conclave. We've
got to talk this one over.
Somebody has got to give
me some advice. And
we've got to move quickly.
And decisively! Listen, it's
New Mexico this spring.
It could be New York City
next year. Or Vermont! I
can still go to the race in
Talladega. I can still make
it up to Mom's. I can buy
my own Moon Pies. It's
not too late. But let me tell
you, the clock is ticking.
Help!

Respectfully,
Kes


CORRECTION:
Denise Michele
Grimes was listed
in last week's
Sheriff Arrest Log
as having been
arrested. This
was in error. The
Star and the Gulf
County Sheriff's
Office regrets the
error.


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When Myrtle
Hurd died, she
left Helen Hamilton
a priceless gift her
black leather midwife
bag, filled with all the
tools of her trade.
Hamilton has kept
the bag exactly as
Hurd left it, with each
component carefully


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wrapped in cotton rags and plastic..
The items include a gold razor
and blades, small scissors, scrub
brush, bar of soap, braided
umbilical tape, silver nitrate capsules
containing ophthalmic solution for
Sthe baby's eyes, cotton pads to
drape around the baby's navel,
apron, stethoscope and hook
scale.
To measure the baby after
delivery, Hurd would fasten the hook
to the center of the baby's diaper.
The hook then dropped from the
weight, revealing a series of hash
marks denoting pounds and ounces.


her blood-stained legs.
Hamilton caught the baby's head, and
blood splattered all over her. She mistook
the afterbirth for Harris' liver.
Spying a row of fishing poles hanging
across the front porch, Hamilton unrav-
eled a span of fishing line and fastened it
around the umbilical cord.
When she pulled the line tight, the
cord snapped and Hamilton wrapped both
arms around the baby.
Unlike their industrious classmate,
Jones and McLeod did not keep their cool.
Jones laughed the whole time, sounding
to Hamilton like a half-crazed hyena.
Jones composed himself long enough
to break into the window of the home and
let Harris inside.
Hearing the commotion, neighbor Mar-
garet Bess emerged to clean the baby and
care for Harris, who changed into clean
clothes.
With Harris safely installed in her
home, Hamilton, Jones and McLeod
walked back to school, arriving just before
recess ended.
Eyeing Hamilton's blood stained
clothes, a panicked Wynn shouted, "My
God, Helen, what have you done?"
Still giddy with excitement over the
day's events, Hamilton replied; "We
caught us a baby."

'All the nasty work'
Hamilton, 64, remembered her first
delivery with the same mix of pride and
excitement she felt 53 years ago.
Though the events of that day would
have been traumatic for many young
girls, Hamilton regarded the experience
as a gift from God.
"I loved it. It was like a thrill," Hamil-
ton said. "To me it was a blessing, a gift
for me something I could do."
Soon after her first delivery, Hamilton
began making the rounds with the late
Port St. Joe midwife Maggie Zellingner.
En route to a home delivery, the old
woman usually appeared in Hamilton's al-
ley, shouting a familiar refrain.
"She'd say, 'Girl, what are you doing?
Get you a bag and come with me. We've
got us a baby,' Hamilton remembered.
Zellingner handled the delivery and
assigned Hamilton to clean-up duty.
"I did all the nasty work. I cleaned up
all the blood, buried the afterbirth," said
Hamilton, who never complained about
the chores.
"I didn't mind doing it. I enjoyed it,"
she said.

Home Delivery
Four years after she delivered her
young classmate's baby, Hamilton became
pregnant with her first child, at age 15.
The shy-natured Hamilton demon-
strated a stubborn independence when it
came to delivering her own children.
To her doctor, Wayne Hendrix, she
deemed physical examinations off-limits.
"I said, 'You're not going to put me on
no table and look up my legs,' recalled
Hamilton, who remained true to her
word.
Acknowledging the limits of his per-
suasive powers, Hendrix sent Hamilton
to the health department for .pre-natal
vitamins.
She took the vitamins, and kept her
skirt down.
"When I got pregnant again, they knew
the routine," Hamilton said.
She had seven babies, and delivered
four at home by herself.
Hamilton consented to hospital de-
liveries only three times, during difficult
births.
While in labor with her fourth child, she
felt pains on both sides of her abdomen
and sensed that her baby was breach.
She arrived at the municipal hospital
at night, only to find that Hendrix was
attending a party at George Tapper's


Helen Hamilton delivered her third
child, Sylvia, at home by herself.
Hamilton delivered four of her seven
children.


"I loved it. It was like
a thrill. To me it was
a blessing; a giftfor
me something I
could do."

Helen Hamilton


home.
Hendrix reluctantly left the party and
arrived at the hospital. Hamilton, as usu-
al, issued the doctor a directive.
"I said, 'Get that man some coffee, so-
ber him up,' Hamilton recalled.
Hendrix responded wearily, "Helen, I
can do this with my eyes closed."

'Is she having the baby, or are
you having it?'
In delivering her babies, Hamilton
forged a close relationship with Wewahi-
tchka midwife Myrtle Hurd.
A midwife since 1911, Hurd earned
her State Board of Health certification in
1935.
Because Hamilton was not certified,
she needed Hurd to sign off on her home
deliveries and submit an official birth cer-
tificate to the state.
After she delivered her babies, Ham-
ilton called Hurd, who asked her a few
questions about her condition and record-
ed the time of delivery.
When she was satisfied with Hamilton's
answers, Hurd told her to sit tight while
she made the trip to Hamilton's Port St.
Joe home.
At 17, Hamilton received an invitation
to accompany Hurd on a delivery in White
City.
Arriving at the home, the duo sat on
opposite sides of the bed, each holding
one of the mother's legs.
When the baby's head appeared, Hurd
instructed Hamilton to put her hands un-
der the ears and pull gently.
Hamilton became a frequent compan-
ion on Hurd's trips throughout the pan-
handle.
On her way to Apalachicola and Carra-
belle, Hurd met up with Hamilton in Port
St. Joe. Generally, the pregnant woman's
husband sent a car to retrieve the mid-
wives.
In time, Hurd shared many secrets of
her profession.
She taught Hamilton the proper length
to cut the umbilical cord, how to wrap the
navel so that it wouldn't become unsightly
and the proper means of sterilizing cloth


Helen Hamilton began working with Wewahitchka midwife Myrtle Hurd (above)
at age 17. Hurd began her midwife career in 1911 and worked into the 1970s.


rags by scorching them with fire.
Hurd was meticulous in her craft. She
kept all of her essentials in a black doc-
tor's bag and scrubbed her hands thor-
oughly before each delivery.
On Hamilton's hands, she placed new
socks, which in addition to keeping germs
away, provided some' protection against
clawing pregnant women.
"Those mothers would eat you up,"
noted Hamilton.
Hurd knew her. stuff, but Hamilton
managed to teach the midwife one thing
during their time together.
Before Hurd joined her at a home on
one delivery, Hamilton employed a new
technique intended to fast-track the la-
bor.
Hamilton, who was 99 pounds and
"strong as an ox," climbed onto the bed
and hovered over the mother.
She placed her feet on the lower por-
tion of the mother's buttocks. Grabbing
the mother's hands, Hamilton instructed
her to push with all her might.
When Hurd arrived on the scene, she
was flabbergasted.
"Is she having the baby or are you hav-
ing it?" Hurd shouted,- as Hamilton told
her to stay back.
When the delivery ended, Hurd tipped
her hat to Hamilton, using the coarsest
words Hamilton ever heard her speak.
"She said, 'Well you learn something
new every day. There's no way in hell I'd
have gotten up there and did that.'"

Where's Helen?
Despite urging from area nurses, Ham-
ilton never pursued her midwife license.
When she was not working with certi-
fied midwifes like Hurd or Wewahitchka's
Mamie Fisher, Hamilton delivered babies
on the sly.
She had no shortage of work, delivering
97 babies from throughout the area.


Hamilton ventured out at all hours of
the day and night, and routinely missed
dinner.
When she arrived home, her children
asked Hamilton to spare them the details.
They ordered her to bypass the kitchen
and head straight to the tub for a thorough
scrubbing.
"They didn't want you to eat," recalled
Hamilton.
Being unlicensed, Hamilton could not
sign her name to a birth certificate. She
devised a clever scheme to get around the
law.
After delivering a baby, she left the um-
bilical cord attached and asked the family
to call the ambulance.
When the ambulance workers arrived
at the home, all they had to do was cut the
cord and record the birth:
If they entered a home to find a clean
baby and calm mother, they began search-
ing for "Mama Helen," who was usually
hiding behind a door, in a bathroom or
closet.
"They'd be looking for me," laughed
Hamilton. "They said, 'Where you at, Hel-
en? Where you at?'"
The hospital let Hamilton slide for a
while before threatening to revoke her
midwife privileges forever.
"They said the next baby I catch, I was
going to jail," recalled Hamilton, who of-
fered no argument. "They were right, I
could've lost one, so eventually I quit."
In Hamilton's conversations about her
career as a midwife, one thing is clear:
once she caught a baby, she never really
let go.
Hamilton's greatest wish is to have a
home big enough to hold all her children,
those she birthed and those she deliv-
ered.
All are her family, as precious to her to-
day as the day they were born.
"I'm attached to my babies," said Ham-
ilton. "I want all of them."


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Thursday, April 2, 2009


Gators rout




Blountstown


Wewahitchka pounded out
19 hits in a 21-0 road win at
Blountstown in a non-district
baseball game. Pitcher Chase
Harvey (2-0) got the win for
the Gators striking out the first
four Tiger batters of the'game
and allowing only one hit in two
innings of work, Cody Wade
pitched the third and fourth in-
ning and Chance Knowles the
fifth inning, with neither pitch-
er allowing a Tiger's a run or
hit.
The Gators got off to a fast
start in the first inning. Wade
led off with a walk, Brandon
Mayhann struck out and Ryan
Leaman singled scoring Wade.
Chance Knowles drew a walk
and Billy Peak followed with his
second home run of the season
scoring Leaman and Knowles.
In the second inning Josh Lol-
lie was hit by a pitch .to lead


off the inning. Wade singled
and Mayhann knocked Lollie
in with a fielder's choice to the
shortstop, Leaman walked and
Knowles singled scoring Wade
to give the Gator's a 6-0 lead
after two innings.
The Gator's blew the game
open in the fifth inning, David
Strickland led off with single
but was out when Baylen Price
lined into a double play. With
two outs in the inning, the Ga-
tors scored 14 runs on 11 hits
and three Tiger errors. Strick-
land had two hits in the inning
and was close to a third hit
when he hit a ground ball up
the middle that was ruled an
error on the shortstop.
Leading hitters for the Ga-
tors were Billy Peak, three hits
with a home run and 4 RBIs,
Ryan Leaman three hits includ-
ing a double and three RBIs,


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Gators greet Billy Peak after his first inning home run.
Chance Knowles three hits and district. The Gators play today
two RBIs. Players with two hits and tomorrow in the Marianna
included Wade, Harvey, Tyler Spring Break Tournament. To-
Lanter and Strickland. day's games is with South Wal-
Wewahitchka's record is ton and Friday's game is ver-
now to 9-6 overall and 3-1 in the sus Bleckley County, Georgia.


Contributed photo


Game time for both contests is
2 p.m. CST.
Last Friday's game against
Port St. Joe was postponed due
to rain. No make-up date has
been set.


TOURNAMENT OF CHAMPIONS WINNERS


The Ladies Golf Association of St. Jo-
seph's Bay Country Club held their annual
Tournament of Champions on March 12-13.
Tournament results yielded two new
champions: the 2009 Ladies Club Cham-
pion is Penelope Evanoff and the 2009 La-
dies Handicap Champion is Ethel Bardsley.
Maureen Alldis is the 2009 Low Putts Cham-
pion.
SThe A, B, and C flights were won, respec-
tively, by Ethel Bardsley, Faye Chadbourne
and Barb McQuinn.
Additionally, Maureen Alldis won "Clos-


-r Taking
Some top
honors in the
Ladies Golf
Association
Tournament
of Champions
were: (left to
right) Ladies
Handicap
Champion
Ethel Bardsley,
SLadies Club
Champion
Penelope
Evanoff and
Low Putts
Champion
Maureen
Alldis.
Contributed photo
est to the Line," Sandra Frame won "Clos-
est to the Pin," and Geri McCarthy won
"Longest Drive."
A delicious lunch followed tournament
play on Friday.
A great time was had by all tournament
participants, and we heartily thank all of our
contributors: Pat Hardman, Jennell Appel,
the Pro Shop at St. Joseph's Bay Country
Club, Michelle at Florida Golf Outlet, and
Wildwood Country Club for donating two
rounds of 18 holes at their beautiful golf
course in Wakulla County.


Big Bend baseball
league opening games

The Big Bend Baseball
League of Florida will begin
its inaugural season of play on
Sunday, April 5.
Schedule of Opening
Games
Bay County Brewers at
Gulf County Drive 3 p.m. ET
Chattahoochee Red Birds
at Quincy All Stars 3 p.m.,
ET
Jackson County Jays at
Calhoun County Horsemen 2
p.m. CT
Liberty County Diamond
Dawgs Off


Big Bend showcase
classic

The Big Bend Baseball
League of Florida presents the
first annual Big Bend Baseball
League Showcase Classic on
March 28-29 at Therrell Field
in Chattahoochee.

Saturday, March 28
Game 1: 2 p.m. EDT Jack-
son County Jays vs. Quincy
All Stars
Game 2: 4:30 p.m. EDT
- Liberty Co. Diamond Dawgs
vs. Calhoun Horsemen
Game 3: 7 p.m. EDT -
(TBA) vs. Chattachoochee


Red Birds

Sunday, March 29
Game 4: 2 p.m. EDT Bay
Co. Brewers vs. Gulf Co.
Drive
Game 5: 4:30 p.m. EDT -
Tallahassee Knights vs. Chat-
tahoochee Redbirds
Tailgaters: Man your sta-
tion in a "special" prepared
spot for you down the right
field line.
Join us for a great week-
end of baseball as each club
will showcase its team for the
upcoming 2009'baseball sea-
son. Admission is free. Season
schedules will be available at
this event.


Sports BRIEFS


Sharks win two
The Port St. Joe Sharks base-
ball team reached .500 with a pair
of wins last week.
On Monday, Port St. Joe beat
Coosa Valley Academy from Ala-
bama 11-5. Jacob Gentry threw a
complete game. Brandon Strick-
land was 4 for 4 with 4 RBIs.
On Tuesday, the Sharks against
West Gadsden and won 23-0. Bran-
don Strickland threw a five-in-
ning no-hitter. He also went 3 for
5 to lead the Shark attack which
pounded out 17 hits.
Port St. Joe's record is 7-7 and
3-0 in the district.

Four PSJ Lifters qualify for
regional
Four lifters from St Joe quali-
fied to move on Tuesday to the Re-
gional qualifying meet for a chance
to advance to the state meet. The
meet was held last Tuesday at
Blountstown. The Regional Meet
will be held at Tallahassee Godby
High School in April.
The qualifiers were: Jacobie
Chambers, 129-pound class; Cal-
vin Pryor, 199-pound class, Javon
Davis, 219-pound class and Chad
Clark in the heavyweight class.
Congratulations to all lifters
and good luck.

Lady Sharks finish third at
FSU relays
With large-school teams from
around a three-state area partici-
pating, a makeshift Port St. Joe
girls' track team finished a strong
third over the weekend at the FSU
Relays in Tallahassee.
Kayla Parker led the way in the
two-day event which was compet-
ed between raindrops and light-
ning.
Parker won the 100 meter hur-
dles in a time of 14.33, the best
time in the state this season. She
also won the 100 meters in 11.91
and the long jump with a leap of
18-feet-4.
Megan Walker was second in
the pole vault with a leap of 10 feet.
Parker Harris, the lone Port St.-
Joe boy competing, was also sec-
ond with a leap of 14 feet.
Fanequa Larry ran a 1:00.85 400
meters to finish sixth and Mariah


Johnson was fourth in the 300
hurdles in a time of 47.06. Johnson
was also eighth in the high jump
with a leap of 4-08 feet.
Larry, with a jump of 34-01 was
seventh in the triple jump, with
Natasha Allen ninth.
The 4x200 meter dash relay
team of Parker, Larry, Maya Rob-
bins and Allen finished second in
a time of 1:45.17. The 4x400 meter
relay team of Parker, Johnson,
'Tayler Byrd and Larry was fourth
in 4:07.95 and Byrd, Johnson, Lar-
ry and Allen finished seventh in a
time of 50.86 in the 4x100 relay.

Lady Lightning seeking
players
The Lady Lightning girls fast-
pitch is looking for players to fill its
8U team. The goal of the team will
be to develop their softball skills
and prepare them for the next lev-
el of fastpitch softball. Please call
850-276-0864 for more information.

Gulf gag grouper sport
season reopens April 1
The recreational harvest of gag
grouper in all Gulf of Mexico wa-
ters off Florida reopens on April
1 after a two-month closure. This
closure helps reduce the harvest
and rebuild the population of gag
grouper in the Gulf.
During the open season, rec-
reational anglers may keep 2 gag
grouper within the 5-grouper ag-
gregate daily limit in all Gulf wa-
ters off Florida except Monroe
County state waters. There is a
2-fish limit on gag and black grou-
per, either individually or in com-
bination, within the 5-grouper ag-
gregate daily limit in all Atlantic
Ocean waters off Florida and in
Monroe County state waters.
The minimum size limit for gag
grouper in all Gulf waters off Flor-
ida except Monroe County state
waters is 22 inches total length.
The minimum size limit for gag
grouper in all Atlantic Ocean wa-
ters off Florida and in Monroe
County state waters is 24 inches
total length.
More information on grouper
management is available online at
MyFWC.com/RULESANDREGS/
SaltwaterRegulations_Grouper.
htm.


Media day for Freedom All-Star Classic rescheduled


By Brad Milner
Florida Freedom Newspapers
Severe weather in parts of
the region and the threat of
more rain on Friday led to the
postponement of the Freedom
All-Star Classic Media Day.
The event was rescheduled
for April 8 at 6 p.m., three days
before the high school basket-
ball showcase takes place. Me-


dia Day will be held at the Billy
Harrison Field House on the
campus of Gulf Coast Commu-
nity College. The boys and girls
teams from the East and West
will be fitted into game jerseys,
conduct interviews with local
media and practice for about 50
minutes each.
The decision to postpone the
Freedom Classic Media Day was
made early Friday The biggest


concern was traveling for ath-
letes, many who live more than
45 minutes away from Panama
City. The severe threat appeared
to have passed at 1 p.m., but peri-
ods of heavy rain and wind were
forecast throughout the night.
The rescheduled gathering
will give each team a final chance
to prepare. The'West teams have
yet to have a practice, while the
East teams have gathered a few


times. The East boys and girls
worked out this week, with the
majority of players from both
squads appearing.
The fifth annual Freedom All-
Star Classic will be held April
11. The girls game is scheduled
for 11 a.m. The boys will play at
1 p.m.
The series is tied 2-2 on the
boys side. The West girls have
won three of the four previous


games, with the East's lone win
coming in 2006.
The East teams are chosen
from senior players residing
in The News Herald's cover-
age area, which includes Bay,
Franklin, Holmes, Washington,
Calhoun, Gulf and Jackson coun-
ties. The West teams are chosen
from the Northwest Florida Dai-
ly News' area of Walton, Santa
Rosa and Okaloosa counties.


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Dogwood Blossom Flathead Catfish Tournament under way


By Cathy Simmons
Tournament Staffer
The start of The Apala-
chicola Tournament Trail
was a very wet one. The
Second Annual Dogwood
Blossom Flathead Catfish
Tournament, sponsored by
T-Cooper Outdoors, began
the Trail series on March 27
with an Apalachicola river
reading of 13.9 feet. Normal
river height is from 7-9 feet
so the river was moving fast
and high with the rain falling
fairly continuously all day
and the wind playing havoc
with fishing lines. This did
not deter the Trail's avid die-
hard fishermen and women,
however. They were still
game to try hooking that
winning flathead catfish.
The turnout was 58 anglers,
8 of which were women, in
33 boats. The Trail attracted
individuals from all over
Florida and Georgia and
even as far as Louisiana. By
tournament end, 23 people
weighed in 59 flatheads for
449.67 pounds and two blue
cats for 21.24 pounds.
According to the Florida
Fish and Wildlife Conserva-
tion Commission (FWC),
non-native flathead catfish
are predators, unlike the
various native species of
freshwater catfish. Pre-
ferred bait is hand sized
bream so many of the par-
ticipants in the tournament
were out in their boats ear-
lier in the week getting bait
and becoming familiar with
the twists and turns of the
Apalachicola and Chipola
Rivers.
The tournament runs for
20 hours from Friday after-


noon to Saturday at noon.
Despite the rain and swiftly
moving river, the first fish to
make the board was a blue
cat at 10.94 pounds around
7 p.m. Friday night. David
Byrd of Westville, Florida
was the pleased angler
that stayed on the board
throughout the tournament
in the "largest freshwater
catfish other than flathead"
category, eventually taking
the prize money and trophy
at the end. Cynthia Sum-
ner of Blountstown did try
to knock him off at the last
minute with her 10.30 pound
blue cat but, being another
Trail regular, she might
very well win that competi-
tion next time.
The first flathead to
make the board was 6.72
pounds brought in by Jimmy
Minchew of Wewahitchka.
He managed to get on the
board for first place at 6.72
pounds, third place for 5.08,
and fifth place for 4.06. Kim
Walker of Abbeville, Geor-
gia, held the spots for sec-
ond place at 6.55 and fourth
place for 4.59. Keep in mind
that the Florida state record
for flathead catfish is 49.35
pounds as determined by
the FWC so these folks were
catching "babies."
Jo Barton weighed in
a 7.17 pounder as her con-
tribution to good table fare
and Kim Walker (both of
Abbeville), intrepid lady an-
glers that they are, together
weighed in seven fish for a
total of 36.73 pounds. Up-
usual for those new to the
Trail and unfamiliar with
the rivers, they made the
winners board for a short
period. Fishing all night,


SPINY HARVEST SEASON CLOSES
The commercial harvest season for spiny lobster in
Florida waters closes on April 1. The season will
reopen as usual on Aug. 6.


and having never fished the
Apalachicola and Chipola
Rivers before in this area,
Tommy ("T") Cooper of T-
Cooper Outdoors applauds
their efforts and hopes they
enjoyed their first time on
the Trail.
SJim Riner (Zephyrhills,
FL) and David Short (Sef-
fner, FL) couldn't figure out
why the motor wouldn't start
and contacted tournament
officials for a tow. However,
they said not to hurry since
they were still catching fish.
Brilliant and seasoned fish-
ermen that they are, they
eventually discovered that
the kill switch in the proper


position is very important
for correct motor operation.
Coming back to the scales
under their own power, Jim
made the winners board
with a 11.22 pound flathead,
fishing the Trail for the very
first time. David, a Trail reg-
ular, weighed in a 5.18 pound
flathead as well.
Tim Ake of Wewahi-
tchka stayed in first place
on the board from about 11
p.m. Friday night replacing
Jimmy Minchew's 6.72 with
a 14.89 pound flathead but
was knocked down to third
place when there was a run
of fish on the scales starting
about 10:45 a.m. Saturday. It


just goes to show, there are
no guarantees in the fish-
ing tournament; almost any
weight could be a winner.
A 50/50 raffle netted Bry-
an Alday from Bainbridge,
Georgia, a nice $57.00 with
the other half donated to
Wewahitchka Search and
Rescue from T Cooper Out-
doors. Several fisherman
were generous with their
catch and donated about
100 pounds of fish to Turkey
Creek Masonic Lodge #248
in Dover, Florida for their
fish fry. Tournament regu-
lar Ray Manus will transport
the cleaned fish to Dover at
the end of the tournament.
Together with the sup-
port of corporate sponsors,
American Premier/Ameri-
can Spirit rods and reels,
Thermocell Mosquito Re-
pellant, and Tru-Turn Hooks,
who graciouslydonatedtheir
products for door prizes and
angler hospitality packs, T
Cooper Outdoors is happy to
announce the following win-
ners:
Flathead:
1st place, $1,000- Tiff
Thompson
Americus, GA, 29.13
pounds
2nd place,,$500 Gene
Smith, Leary, GA, 25.00
pounds
3rd place, $400-Tim
Ake, Wewahitchka,
14.89 pounds
4th place, $300 Ernie
Tanner, Americus, GA,
12.54 pounds
5th place, $200 Ken
Sumner, Blountstown, FL,
12.36 pounds
Largest freshwater cat-
fish other than flathead:


$200, David Byrd, Westville,
FL, 10.94 pounds
The Dink Award for the
smallest catfish weighed in
went to long-time Trailseries
fisherman Carlton Cham-
pion of Blountstown, FL, for
a whopping 1.77 pounder.
Tommy Cooper awarded
him a light weight (very light
weight) American Spirit rod
and Zebco bait casting reel
for his little flathead. The
other regulars will be sure
to give him plenty of ribbing
as he has won tournaments
on the Trail in the past with
very respectably sized fish.
Total weights for individ-
uals from this tournament
will be combined with the
rest of their Trail weights to
determine the winner of the
$1,200 prize money for "most
poundage caught" awarded
at the last tournament of the
series, Florida Catfish Clas-
sic held September 25 & 26.
Participants for this prize
must have registered and
fished in 5 of the 6 tourna-
ments to be eligible for the
prize. At the moment. Tiff
Thompson holds that possi-
ble honor with 66.10 pounds,
Ernie Tanner follows with
59.35 pounds and Gene
Smith with 46.81 pounds.
The next tournament in
this series of six for The 2009
Apalachicola Tournament
Trail is the Liberty County
Senior Citizens Flathead
Catfish Tournament on April
24 and 25 in Bristol, Florida.
Contact Rudy Sumner 850-
566-0812 for more informa-
tion. Applications are also
available at Wewahitchka
City Hall, 109 South 2 Street,
Wewahitchka, Florida (850-
639-2605).


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WEATHER from page Al
Nelson has taken several steps to prepare for the
severe weather. He has met with the road department
and public works department to ready barricades,
and alerted the Sheriff's office of the need for possible
assistance.
The Red Cross is on standby if the storm neces-
sitates the need to open a shelter.
The Mosquito Control department was slated
to spray the northern end of the county on Monday
night to kill some of the mosquitoes hatched after last
week's storm.
Commissioner Billy Traylor instructed Nelson to
post warnings on the county's large electronic signs
in Wewahitchka at his discretion.
Commissioner Bill Williams stressed the need to
begin coordinating with the area's volunteer fire de-
partments immediately to reduce sheriff's depart-
ment overtime during the storm.
Though he will continue to monitor the storm as it
develops, Nelson recommended the evacuation of re-
gions bordering the river, including the lower Dalkeith
and Byrd Parker areas, Howard Creek and Red Bull
Island.
"We're going to caution people to be aware and stay
tuned to changing conditions. Go ahead and make
preparations to leave," Nelson said.


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RUS Bulletin 1780-26
Exhibit D
9/2003

Advertisement for Bids

City of Port St. Joe
Owner
P.O. Box 278
Address
Port St. Joe, FL 32457

Separate sealed Bids for the construction of: Sunset
Circle Drainage Improvements

The scope of the project is to replace the majority
of drainage system within the Sunset Circle area
with concrete "C" boxes and ADS pipe. The exist-
ing drainage system, ranging in size from 12" to 24",
will be removed and replaced with approximately
144 LF of 12" RCP, 252 LF of 18" RCP, 1,135 LF
of 18" ADS, 850 LF of 24" ADS, 18 LF of 30" ADS,
21 FDOT approved Type "C" inlets, 2 FDOT ap-
proved Type "D" inlets and 7 concrete mitered end
sections.

Some swale ditches will be re-graded for proper ver-
tical alignment with the new system. New headwalls
will be constructed at the two existing outfalls. The
construction zone for both the removal of existing
drainage pipe and installation of proposed drainage
pipe will be approximately the same.

Completion date for this project will be 120 days from
the date of the Notice to Proceed presented to the suc-
cessful bidder.

Liquidated damages for failure to complete the project
on the specified date will be set at $300 per day.

Please indicate on the envelope that this is a sealed bid
for "Sunset Circle Drainage Improvements".

Bids will be received by: the City of Port St. Joe at the
office of: City of Port St. Joe City Hall. 305 Cecil G.
Costin Sr. Blvd.. Port St. Joe. FL 32456 until 3:00 PM,
(Eastern Time) April 16. 2009. and then at said office
publicly opened and read aloud on April 16. 2009. at
3:15 PM (Eastern Time).

The Contract Documents may be examined at the fol-
lowing locations: Preble-Rish. Inc.. 324 Marina Drive.
Port St. Joe. FL 32456

Copies of the Contract Documents may be obtained at
the Issuing Office, Preble-Rish. Inc.. located at 324
Marina Drive. Port St. Joe. FL 32456 upon payment of
$100.00 for each set. Contact Clay Smallwood at (850)
227-7200 for project information.


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We're supposed to say to all you readers that
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dioramas to The Star or Times offices.
Winners get fabulous prizes, recognition in
the newspaper, yada yada yada.
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Brody was born to Jared Little
and Lacey Franklin on March 6 at
7:44 p.m. CST at Gulf Coast Medi-
cal Center. He was eight pounds,
1.2 ounces and 20 inches long.


PFC Hunter Garth, son of
Jim and Brenda Garth of Port
St. Joe, recently
completed ba-
sic training on
March 13, 2009
at Marine Corps
Recruit Depot,
Parris Island,
SC. PFC Garth
successfully
completed 13
weeks of train-
ing designed to
challenge new
Marine recruits
both physically
and mentally.
PFC Hunter
Garth and his
fellow recruits began their
training each day at 4a.m., by
running three miles and per-
forming calisthenics. In addition
to the physical conditioning pro-
gram, he spent numerous hours
in classroom and field assign-
ments, which included learning
first aid, uniform regulations,
combat water survival, marks-
manship, hand-to-hand combat
and assorted weapons training.
They performed close order
drill and operated as a small in-
fantry unit during field training.


Proud paternal grandparents
are Ray Little and Pam Little.
Proud maternal grandparents
are Marie Naegele and Terry and
Karen Franklin.


PFC Garth also received in-
structions on the Marine Corps'
core values of
j Honor, Courage
and Commit-
ment, and what
: .." the words mean
in guiding per-
S sonalandprofes-
sional conduct
PFC Garth and
fellow recruits
ended the train-
ing phase with
the Crucible, a
54 hour team ef-
fort and problem
solving evolu-
tion.
After gradu-
ation from Parris Island, PFC
Garth will begin additional
training at Camp Geiger, NC.
He will attend a 59 day course,
which includes a 2-week com-
mon combat skills package then
MOS-specific training. Upon
completion of the course, PFC
Garth will report to Security
Forces or Operational Forces of
the Marine Corps.
PFC Hunter Garth is a KILO
Company, Honor Platoon 3017
graduate of MCRD, Parris Is-
land, Sotth Carolina.


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Hometown son HN Michael D. Harshman
returns home to Port St. Joe to say goodbye
before being deployed to Afghanistan.
Harshman's family is throwing him a party
at Gracie's package bar on Reid Avenue this
Saturday, April 4. They are asking everyone to
come and give Harshman a fantastic deploy-
ment party.
The party will feature free draft beer from
7-9 p.m., so everyone is encouraged to visit and
give Harshman a send-off that he'll never for-
get.
Harshman is a Navy Corpman stationed at
Camp Pendleton.
He served in Ramadi, Iraq from 2007-2008.


Brody James Little has arrived!


Come join Elsie's family as we honor our mother
on her 90th birthday on Saturday, April 18.
Drop in between the hours of 2-4 p.m. ET at the
First United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall and
wish her a happy birthday.
No gifts please.


Meet Golden!
Golden is a lovely senior American Staffshire
Bull Terrier and a "true golden girl"! She has a
fantastic temperament, is well behaved, and enjoys
nothing more than to relax in the sun or take a ride
with her master! Because Golden is older than most
of the others here at the Humane Society, she is often
overlooked- but she doesn't let this discourage her,
she patiently waits, knowing one day her true charm
will win over her "forever family"!
Golden is one of our gracious dogs with a
sponsor to help offset the cost of her adoption. If
you are interested in giving Golden a chance to prove
she too deserves a "forever family", please contact
Melody at 850-227-1103.
OUR THRIFT HUT IS IN NEED OF
VOLUNTEERS!!! If you have some extra time &
would like to help out, please contact Diane at 227-
1109. Our Thrift Hut is open Thurs. Fri. 10am
- 2pm. VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!!


CLEANERS POLISHES


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Cell: 850.832.1560


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AcCEssoRIES ADDITIVE


Join the American Cancer Society's


Relay for Life fundraiser drive


Matthew White of FairPoint Communications presents a $2,500 check
to Carolyn Witten and Tanya Walker, to support Port St. Joe's Relay for


We all have our reasons for joining
the fight against cancer.
Some of us have experienced the
disease firsthand, either through our
own struggle or through that of a
loved one.
Others join the fight because they
share our collective vision of a day
When cancer no longer threatens
those we love.
Whatever your reason, we'd be
honored to have you as a part of the
American Cancer Society's Relay
For Life@.
Relay For Life represents hope
that those lost to cancer will never be
forgotten, that those who face cancer
will be supported, and that one day
cancer will be eliminated.
On April 24th and 25th, join us
at Shark Stadium as we fight back
against cancer! Our theme is "Relay
Around the World."
The Opening Ceremony/Survi-
vors' Walk will start at 6pm ET on Fri-
day and the Survivors' Dinner will be
served promptly afterwards. Lumi-
naria Ceremony begins at 9pm.
Throughout the evening and night,
there will be plenty of fun activities,
including games, live music, friendly


competitions and of course plenty of
food and drink with tastes from all
over the globe.
Teams will represent different
countries, from Mexico to Italy to
Cameroon, and dress and decorate
their tents accordingly.
Team members and the commu-
nity can camp out, barbecue, dance,
have fun and will take turns walking
around an illuminated track relay-
style to raise funds to fight cancer.
Closing ceremonies will be at 11am
on Saturday.
To join a team or to purchase a lu-
minaria in honor or in memory of a
friend or loved one, please call Car-
olyn Witten 850-229-6573 or Sheryl
Bradley 850-229-9000.
Please visit our website at http://
www.relayforlife.org/psjfl.
The committee would like to ex-
tend their thanks to FairPoint Com-
munications, Preble-Rish, Port St.
Joe Lions Club, Cathey Construction
and Development, Media Com, VFW
Post 10069, Sacred Heart, and Prog-
ress Energy.
These companies have commit-
ted to supporting our relay through
sponsorship.


VFW YARD SALE TO
BENEFIT RELAY FOR LIFE

On Friday and Saturday,
April 3-4, the VFW will be.
holding a yard sale behind
their VFW Post home in
Highland View. It will begin at
8 a.m. each day, closing at 4
p.m. on Friday and noon on,
Saturday. All the proceeds will
be going to the Relay for Life
that is being held at the Port
St. Joe High School stadium
on April 24-25. Nothing will
have a price on it. We will be
accepting donations only, so
be generous.
The VFW would like to
thank all the merchants who
donated to the St. Patty's
Day Dinner silent auction.
They made over $600 on the
auction, with funds benefitting
Relay for Life.
Special thanks go out to:
Coastal Fitness, Donamelia,
Seahorse Rentals, El Governor
Motel, Bayside Bank, St. Joe
Marina Store, Persnickety,
Haughty Heron, Peppers
Restaurant, Sassy Nails, Blue
Water Outriggers, Dockside
Caf6, Petals By the Bay,
Portside Trading, Joe Mama's,
Fish House Restaurant,
Shacklee, Prickly Peark,
Provisions, Badcocks, Coopers
Cut and Style, Mermaid's Tale,
LuLu's Sweet Expectations, Palm
Tree Books, Hungry Howie's,
Caryl Baril and the VFW team
members.
Keep your donations coming
in to help fight the battle
against cancer. If you are
interested in purchasing a track
marker, want to get a luminaria
in memory or in honor of
someone fighting the battle of
cancer, or would just like to
donate, come by the Yard Sale
and fill out forms or call Ginny
Seefeldt at 648-5303.


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Johnson/Mock to wed

Colton Johnson is pleased to announce
the upcoming marriage of his mom, Carla
Johnson, to Michael Mock.
Carla is the daughter of Bobby Johnson
and Edwina Matlock. She is a 2003 gradu-
ate of Port St. Joe High and currently
works for Superior Bank.
Michael is the son of James and Dianne
Mock and Phil and Catherine Collier. He is
a 1995 graduate of Port St. Joe High and
owner/operator of Xtreme Clean Profes-
sional Floor Care.
The wedding will take place May 2 at
5:30 EST at Oak Grove Assembly of God
Church in Port St. Joe.
All family and friends are cordially in-
vited to attend. No local invitations are be-
ing sent.


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When we were put on this sod.
He said we're here to love one another.
This to me means to care for our broth
To love our brother as ourselves, we're
to do.
This at times goes against the grain,
Tell the truth, does it bother you, too?
Could be that's part of our problem not
God says do.
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But a time for listening, too.
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have us do.
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one another.
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Sunday:
Contemporary Service 9:0
Sunday School: 10:00 a.m
Traditional Worship: 11:0
Wednesday:
Youth: 5:30p.m. ET
Choir: 7:00p.m. ET


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many would reply in the
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one looks at the Bible as a
whole, rather than a few
isolated verses, it is clear
er. that people should not be
re also told claiming to be saved, and
all set.
As you read this
message, you will learn
doing what why so many "Christians"
think it is OK to commit
id praying, adultery and fornication, or
to lie, cheat, swear, sell stuff
at He would they shouldn't sell, forbid
their employees to have
but to love time off to go to church, etc.
and NO, these things are
re a keeper NOT lawful for you!
Jesus said that a man
ved you. (person) must be born from
would you do above. (John 3:3-8) A look
at all of the major Greek
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ly nn Testaments, conservative
and liberal, reveals that
the correct translation in
Wnts verses 3 and 7 is not "born
ank.you again," but "born from
mbering above."
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community, until Jesus
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road to Damascus. There
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was no church official
,or sat dressed in a fancy robe. He
a floral was in an instant born of
God, so he could later write
words, as in 1 Corinthians 6:12, "All
things are lawful for me."
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applied to you? Unless you
r hearts, are the Apostle Paul, it
Bver the doesn't.
Paul clearly experienced
bmitted, the miraculous
Lee Hopps transformation that Jesus
taught about in John 3:5-6.


FIRST UNITED
METHODIST CHURCH
Constitution and Monument Port St. Joe
(850) 227-1724
0 a.m. ET Rev. Mac Fulcher
ET Pastor
0 a.m. ET Ann Comforter Jeremy Dixon
Music Diector Youth Minister
Deborah Loyless
Director of Children Ministries


SFirst 9Baptist Church
S 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 Meeing.................... 6:30 pm
Children's Ministry
Activities............................ 6:30 pm
Youth Ministry Activities... 6:30 pm


www.fbcpsj.org




r1aithBible
ti., fl C H U R C H
Michael Rogers Pastor
9:45 AM ......................................... Sunday School
10:30 AM ..................................... Fellowship Breakfast
11:00 A M ..................................... ....... ......... W orship
6:00 PM ...........................................................W worship
www.faithbiblepsj.net
801 20th Street Port St. Joe 229-6707
IHome of Faith Christian School


He soon submitted to
baptism, as a testimony to
those around him, that he
was, in a sense, burying
his old self-serving life, and
was arising to walk in his
newly created life. He had
been born from above. He
had been born of the Holy
Spirit!
When a person is born
from above, or born of the
Holy Spirit, under the new
covenant, he is given a new
heart and a new human
spirit. (See Jeremiah 31
and 32, and Ezekiel 11, 18,
and 36.) He has become
what the Apostle Paul
called a new creation. (2
Corinthians 5:17) The new
creation person has an
internal desire to please
God, and avoid sin.
How do you determine
whether you have been
born from above, or. not?
Check out 1 Corinthians
6:9-10. Are those types, of
people, what you were, or
what you are? If they are
what you still are, you have
not yet been born from
above, by the Holy Spirit,
no matter what anyone else
may tell you.
What are the fruits
(evidences) of not being
born from above? Check
out Galatians 5:18-21. What
are the fruits (evidences)
of having been born from
above? Read Galatians
5:22-24.
So, when are you saved
and all set? Not now, are
you saved and all set, while
you are still using the Bible,
as an excuse for your sin.
You will be saved and all
set, when you are standing
before God in judgment
and Jesus says, "This one
has been born from above.
Spare this one. He's one of
mine!" While you still can,
seek to be born from above!


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


) The fiiendlyplace 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



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


At the Mexico Beach
Christian Worship Center,
we proclaim the truth, even
though it is not always'
popular, even with some
of those who claim to be
Christians. On Sunday the
12th, we will be celebrating
the resurrection of our
Lord, not the pagan fertility
festival, called Easter.
Plan to join us for this
celebration! Our services
begin, with a time of
greeting, and fellowship,
at 9:30 Sunday a.m. 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. 98, in
Mexico Beach, Fla.
God bless,
Pastor Tim Morrill
Mexico Beach Christian
Worship Center
pastor@mexicobeachcwc.com


Yard and bake sale
Beach Baptist Chapel will be having a Yard and
Bake Sale at 8 a.m. ET-until on March 28 to benefit
the Annie Armstrong Easter offering. All proceeds go
towards North American Missions.
Beach Baptist Chapel is located at 311 Columbus
Street, St. Joe Beach. Phone 850-647-3950.


The Catholic Church
of Gulf County
St. Joseph Parish
20th Monument Ave. Port St. Joe 227-1417
All Mass Times EDT
Saturday 4:00pm
Sunday 9:30 am
Monday, Thursday, Friday 9:30 am
Wednesday 5:30 pm
St. Lawrence Mission
788 N Hwy71 Wewahitchka, FL
Sunday Mass .............................................................. 11:00 am (CT)
Cape San Blas Mission
1500 ft from State Park entrance at Cape San Blas
Saturday Mass.. I ............ .............. 6:00 pm (ET)


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7J7 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
ww.stjamesepiscopalchurch.org 850-227-1845


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


"Our Church can be your home"

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

Give nltto the Lord tie gonj due e s name, worshipp the Lord in the beauty of hloiness.
Psanm 29:2


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


Sunday Evening Worship ..............6 p.m.
Wednesday Evening Service ....... 1 p.m.


7 A Spirit Filled
*Famly_ *i Outreach Oriented
Sm iWord of Faith Church
Church
Pastors Andrew & Cathy Rutherford
Welcome you to worship with us: HOME OF THE
Sunday 10:30am POWERHOUSE
Sunday Night Prayer 6pm YOUTH MINISTRIES
Wednesday 7pm
www.familylifechurch.net
323 Reid Ave ~ Downtown Port St. Joe, FL ~ 850-229-5433




First Presbyterian Church
Sof Port St. Joe.



Worship Service 10:00 a.m.
Sunday School 11:00 a.m.


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

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


Thursday, April 2, 2009


Holy Week SERVICES


First United
Methodist Church
Palm Sunday
This Sunday First
United Methodist Church
will be celebrating Palm
Sunday with the children
bringing in palm branches
at both services remem-
bering Jesus triumphant
entry into Jerusalem. At
9 a.m. we will be meeting
outside under the sails
for our-contemporary ser-
vice Worship on the Water.
Join us for fellowship and
worship in a casual set-
ting. At 11 a.m., during
our traditional service,
the choir will be singing
the cantata "Were You
There." This will be a
meaningful service taking
us back 2,000 years as we
remember the sacrifice of
Jesus Christ. For more
information call 227-1724.

'Easter Passion'
Holy Week at
Victory Temple
The Junior/Seasoned
Women Department of
Victory Temple First Born
Holiness Church in Port
St. Joe will host "Easter
Passion" Holy Week at 7
p.m. ET nightly April 6-10.
Pastor Gathers and
the family of Victory
Temple First Born Holi-
ness Church, located at
315 Martin Luther King,
Blvd., would like to invite
everyone to attend.
Come and be blessed.
The speakers will be an-
nounced at a later date.

Easter Passion Play
The fellowship of
Beach Baptist Chapel is
honored to announce that
it will be presenting the


Easter Passion Play, "De-
liverer" this year. There
will be two performances,
Wednesday, April 8, at 7
p.m. ET and Sunday, April
12, at 11 a.m. ET.
A Sunrise Service will
also be held on Easter
Sunday, April 12, at 7 a.m.
ET at Beacon Hill Park,
on U.S. 98, St. Joe Beach.
Coffee and donuts will be
served.
Everyone is invited as
we celebrate God's great
love through the gift of
His Son, Jesus Christ.
Beach Baptist Chapel
is located at 311 Columbus
Street, St. Joe Beach. For
more information, please
call 850-647-3950.

Holy Week Services
at First United
Methodist Church
The First United Meth-
odist Church in Port St.
Joe will be hosting its an-
nual Holy.Week Services
at noon on April 6 through
April 10. Come and enjoy
the time of worship, fel-
lowship and food. Guest
speakers will bring a 15
minute message followed
by a soup and sandwich
lunch. There is no cost
and everyone in the com-
munity is invited.
The following is a list
of scheduled speakers for
the week: Monday, Bobby
Alexander of First Bap-
tist Church; Tuesday, Troy
White of New Life Church;
Wednesday, Cliff Smith,
the chaplain at the Bridge
of St. Joseph; Thursday,
Andrew Rutherford, New
Life Church; Friday, Mac
Fulcher of First United
Methodist Church.
Remember there will
be a Sunrise Easter Ser-
vice at Frank Pate Park


at 7:30 a.m. In case of in-
clement weather it will be
held at the First United
Methodist Church.
First United Methodist
Church Chancel Choir will
present an Easter Cantata
at 11 a.m. ET on April 5.

First Presbyterian
Lenten Services
The First Presbyterian
Church, located at 508 Six-
teenth Street (phone 227-
1256) would like to share
with you our scheduled
Lenten Services leading
up to Holy Week.
On Palm Sunday, April
5, services begin at 10 a.m.
followed by Fellowship
Hour and Sunday School.
The Maundy Thursday
service will be at 7 p.m.
April 9 and the Easter
Sunday morning service
will at 10 a.m. on April 12
followed by Fellowship
Hour and Sunday School.
Our regular Sunday
services are at 10 a.m. fol-
lowed by Fellowship Hour
and Sunday School.
We would like to extend
a warm welcome to all vis-
itors, locals and members
to come and join us in our
worship and outreach to
the community. It is time
for us to come together
and pray for our nation,
our leaders and world.
What stronger motiva-
tion could we have than
the Resurrection of our
Lord Jesus Christ. A new
beginning of hope and joy
for all.

Sunrise Service in
Mexico Beach
A sunrise service will
be held at the Sea Street
Ramp on Mexico Beach by
the First Baptist Church
of Mexico Beach at 6 a.m.


CT on April 12 followed by
a free breakfast.
All are invited. For
more information call 648-
5776 or Bro. Eddie at 340-
0921.

Holy Passion Week
at Victory Temple
Victory Temple First
Born Holiness Church
will host a "Holy Passion
Week" on April 6-10 at 7:30
p.m. nightly.
The church is located
at 315 Martin Luther King
Blvd. in Port St. Joe.
The week is hosted
by the Junior/Seasoned
Women Dept. of Victory
Temple FBH Church.
Monday, April 6
Theme: "Father forgive
them; for they know not
what they do," Luke 23:34
Speaker: Elder Charles
Gathers, Pastor of Victory
Temple FBH Church, Port
St. Joe
Tuesday, April 7
Theme: "Verily I say
unto thee, 'Today shalt
thou be with me in para-
dise," Luke 23:43
Speaker: Reverend
Carle Bailey and New
Bethel Baptist Church,
Port St. Joe
Wednesday, April 8
Theme: "Woman, be-
hold thou son!" John
19:26
Speaker: Pastor David
Woods, Jr. and Church of
God in Christ, Port St. Joe
Thursday, April 9
Theme: "I thirst," John
19:28
Speaker: Elder Willie
Chamber and Miracle De-
liverance Center, Panama
City
Friday, April 10
Theme: "It is finished,"
John 19:30
Speaker: Pastor Ger-
aldine Sherard and the


House of Change, Blount-
stown
Pastor Charles Gath-
ers and Assistant Pastor
Willie Ash, Jr. would like
to extend to everyone a
warm invitation. Come
and be blessed.

Via Dolorosa Cross
Walk
Easter is almost here.
Time to think about the
Easter Bunny, decorating
Easter eggs, and seeing
the youth of Oak Grove
Church walking in their
annual "Via Dolorosa"
Cross Walk. The group
will be carrying their
crosses for Jesus and rais-
ing money for two mission
works in the community,
Covenant House and Fish
and Loaves feeding minis-
try. Oak Grove Church's
youth are excited about
going out into the commu-
nity to raise awareness
and funds for the missions
and about proclaiming the
gospel of Jesus Christ to
the community.
Why do they do it?
They love the Lord and
want to be witnesses for
Jesus Christ; to see lives
of young people changed
by the reality of the cross;
and to raise money for
Covenant House and the
Fish & Loaves Ministry.
Covenant House helps
those who are less fortu-
nate in our community,
and the Fish & Loaves
Ministry at Oak Grove
Church feeds approxi-
mately 50 to 70 people ev-
ery day that are not able
to otherwise have a hot
meal.
Last year, over $12,000
was raised and this year's
goal is $17,000. Public
awareness and contribu-
tions are necessary to


make this a success. You
can make that happen by
donating money, which
is tax deductible, to any
of the participating walk-
ers. Contact Oak Grove
Church at 227-1837, and
ask that someone come
see you for a donation.
Starting on Good Fri-
day, April 10th, the walk-
ers participating in Via
Dolorosa will each take
turns carrying two large,
heavy wooden crosses
starting at the western
end of Mexico Beach, and
continuing through St.
Joe Beach, WindMark and
Port St. Joe, finishing at
the church after walking
about 16 miles. A warm
meal, hot showers, foot
massages and fun and
games will await the par-
ticipants in the church af-
ter their tiring event.
Saturday, April llth will
begin at the Gulf/Frank-
lin Campus of Gulf Coast
Community College, and
continue a distance of 15
miles, finishing back at
the. church. Day three
will be Easter, the day Je-
sus was resurrected from
the grave. The last four
miles of the 35 mile walk
will culminate with the
group of walkers coming
into the new sanctuary of
Oak Grove Church, and
participating in the Res-
urrection Services being
held in the church.
Make plans to go and
see the youth walking
throughout Bay and Gulf
Counties, and watch as
they bear the burden of
the cross just as Jesus did
so long ago. Blow your
horns when you see the
group, and let them know
you are supporting them.
You can even stop one of
the walkers if you feel led-
to make a donation.


OBITUARIES


Bonnie M. Carlstrom


Marion Eckstein


Mr. Roy Odom, 74, of
Wewahitchka, passed away
Friday evening, March
27, 2009, in a Panama City
hospital.
A native of Donalsonville,
Ga., he managed a hunting
plantation. He has been a
resident of the Wewahitchka
area since 1994 and was
a member of the First
Pentecostal Church. He
loved the outdoors and
camped and fished at Willis
Landing for several years.
He is survived by his
sons, Roy Odom, Jr. and
wife Joyce of Tifton, Ga.,
Roger Darryl Odom of
Brinson, Ga., and Monty
Odom and wife Amanda of
Wewahitchka; his daughter,
Angel Sewell and husband
Joe of Wewahitchka; 14
grandchildren, 4 great-
grandchildren; and several


nieces and nephews of the
Wewahitchka area and
Georgia.
The funeral service
will be held at 1 p.m. CDT
Monday, March 30,2009,
at the First Pentecostal
Church of Wewahitchka,
conducted by the Rev. Joey
Ethridge. Interment will
follow in the family plot in
Roberts Cemetery. He will
lie in state at the church
Sunday evening from 5-8
p.m. CDT, and on Monday
for an hour prior to the
service. Those who wish
may make donations to the
First Pentecostal Church,
P O. Box 967 Wewahitchka,
Fla. 32465
All services are under
the direction of the
Comforter Funeral Home,
Wewahitchka Branch
Chapel.


Bonnie M. Carlstrom,
88, died Friday March 27,
2009 at Bay Medical Center,
after a long illness.
Bonnie was born on May
10, 1920 in Mt. Morris, Ill.,
and spent her early years
growing up and working on
the family farm. She met
her husband, Murray and
they were married on July
2, 1940. They lived for many
years in St. Petersburg,
Fla., then enjoyed
retirement in DeLand, Fla.
for 20 years. In 2004 they
moved to Port St. Joe to be
with their daughter.
Bonnie was a very
happy soul who loved
life and enjoyed fishing,
gardening, flowers and
especially her kitties.
Bonnie was preceded
in death by her parents, a
daughter Laurette Miller,


her brother Robert Croft
and her husband Murray.
Survivors include her
daughter Crystal DePuy
(Tim) of Port St. Joe, and
their children Beth and
Jenny, a sister Betty Croft,
of Illinois and nephews
John Croft (Karna) and
Robert Croft (Tanya) a
niece Patty Ingle (Randy).
Graveside services will
be held in DeLand, Fla.
on Saturday April 4, 2009.
The family will receive
friends at Comforter
Fnmeral Home Thursday
April 2, 2009 from 5-7 p.m.
EDT, Those who wish may
make donations to the
Senior Citizens Center, 120
Library Dr., Port St. Joe,
Fla., or a preferred charity
Local arrangements
are under the direction of
Comforter Fneral Home.


Marion
Eckstein, age 90, a
resident of Pelican !
Rapids, Minnesota,
died on Tuesday,
March 24,2009, t -z
at Pelican Valley
Nursing Home.
Marion Juanita
Nelson was EC
born October 27,
1918, in Killam,
Alberta, Canada, the
daughter of Frederick and
Laura (Smith) Nelson. She
graduated from Washburn
High School in Minneapolis,
Minnesota, in 1937. On
September 10, 1942, she
joined the United States
Navy serving during World
War II. She married Harold
Anderson in 1943, and
they lived in Mahnomen,
Minnesota. Marion and
Harold eventually were
divorced. In 1958 she
married Warren Eckstein
and they resided in Florida.
In 2003 Marion moved to
Pelican Rapids.
She was an avid doll
collector and restorer. She
enjoyed playing cards
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her computer
corresponding
with friends, new
and old.
Marion is
survived by four
sons: Bruce
(Nick) Anderson,
Ammon, ID,
TEIN Wayne (Patti)
Anderson, Detroit
Lakes, Jeff
(Karen) Anderson, Webster
City, Iowa, and Warren
(Genie) Eckstein, Murray
Kentucky; 10 grandchildren;
11 great-grandchildren;
one brother, Jim Nelson,
Webster City, IA; and one
sister, Barbara Thompson,
Menomonie, Wisconsin.
Marion was preceded
in death by her parents;
husband, Warren; sister,
Beatrice; and two daughters,
Kathryne and Karen
Anderson.
No funeral services are
planned as per Marion's
wishes. Funeral home:
Larson Funeral Home,
Pelican Rapids, Minn..
Online guestbookc www.
larsonfuneralpelicanrapids.
com.


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hosting its annual Easter
Egg Hunt on Saturday,
April 11 at 10 a.m. at the
8th Street Park.The Eas-
ter bunny will arrive at 10
a.m. followed shortly by re-
lay races and spring crafts.
The egg hunts begin after
11 a.m. All kids aged 10 and
under, are welcome at the,
event; there is no admis-
sion for the activities.
The Junior Service
League is an organization
of women whose goal is to
benefit Gulf County chil-
dren. The Easter Egg Hunt
is just one of the many pro-
grams the League spon-
sors throughout the year.
Also for young children,
the Junior Service League
sponsors Jam Packs, which
provides school supplies
for area students, the Sears
shopping trips which do-


nates new clothes to needy
children, and complementa-
ry pictures with Santa at the
Christmas on the Coast cel-
ebration. For older children,
middle school girls are men-
tored by League members.
High school girls compete
in the Junior Miss program
which gave away more than
$6000 in scholarships this
past fall. This spring, the
League will award another
$2000 in scholarships to Port
St Joe and Wewahitchka se-
niors.
In addition to the Junior
Service League's annual
projects and scholarships,
the organization also sup-
ports the Sacred Heart
Foundation in their efforts
to bring a hospital to Gulf
County.
For more information,
please contact Ginger Gol-
son at 850-227-5012 or glgol-
son@msn.com.


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The teens at St. Joseph Catholic also in need of clean clothes, baby Port St. Joe Library, the No Name
Church are sponsoring a Long Sleeve items (diapers, wipes), toiletries Caf6 or St. Joseph Catholic Church
Shirt Drive in conjunction with the (shampoos, soap, toothpaste), laun- Hall (Monday or Friday, 10 a.m. to 3
Diocese of Pensacola-Tallahassee. dry items (detergent, laundry bags) p.m.) before April 14. For a detailed
They are collecting long and short and non-perishable food items. You list of iters and information please
sleeve, 100 percent cotton shirts for can support those who tend and pro- visit www.thefloridacatholic.org, see:
migrant workers throughout Florida. cess our food sources by dropping off Long Sleeve Shirt Drive or call 229-
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A Taste of the Coast: An Artful Affair is set for sixth year


The Forgotten Coast
Chapter of the Florida
Restaurant and Lodging
Association and the Gulf
County Scholarship Com-
mittee has announced "A
Taste of The Coast: An
Artful Affair" will be held
Saturday, Saturday, April
25, 2009, in Port St. Joe.
The annual event, now
in its sixth year, features
original works of art for
sale and auction and
.spectacular restaurant
tasting from' eateries
ranging from Apalachico-


Library presents
Spring Fling Story
Time
The Charles Whitehead
Wewahitchka Public Li-
brary will present a Spring
.Fling Fan Story Time
On April 14 at 3:30 p.m.
CT. Come join us for stories,
outside games and fun.

Artists invited to
participate in event
PleinAir'QUICKDRAW'
in downtown Port St. Joe.
Artists are invited to par-
ticipate in this timed two-
hour 'en plein air' painting
event in downtown Port St.
Joe, Saturday May 9, 2009.
Artists will be painting
from 10 a.m. noon EDT,
on May 9, with a judging
and their paintings avail-
able for sale afterward.
Deadline for appli-
cations is May 6. A $10
registration fee of $10
willbe applied to prize mon-
ey. Pick up application s at
the Port St Joe Redevelop-
ment Agency, 150 Captain
Fred's Place in Port St Joe
or go to www.pleinairfl.com.
Contact Lorinda Gingell at
850-229-6899.
This event is open to
anyone, over age 14, who
has their own art supplies
and easels. All artists may
use any medium, but must
paint in the plein air tradi-
tion. There will be no de-
lineation between amateur
and professional in this
event.
This is one of the many
events 'of the Florida's
Forgotten Coast Plein Air
Invitational which is hap-
pening along our Forgotten
Coast from Alligator Point


la to Mexico Beach.
Also added for this year
are live music, a classic
car, boat and bike show,
student art competitions
and performances, and
children's art projects.
The schedule includes
a free event, 10am-4pm,
in the beautiful bay side
Frank Pate Park with art-
ists' displays, food ven-
dors, a classic car, boat
and bike show, and kid's
art activities,
The main event gets
underway at 6pm in Port


News BRIEFS

to Mexico Beach May 7-17,
2009. Visit the event web-
site at www.pleinairfl.com.

Last chance to see
lighthouse sunset
If you ever want to see
an unbelievable sunset and
a glorious full moon, now is
your last change to see one
from the top of a lighthouse
tower.
SWe started having these
climbs during each full
moon last year in October,
but now the days are lon-
ger and the moon is slow
coming out.
We waited until almost
9:30 last month, so this
April 9th will be our last
full moon climb at the Cape
San Blas Lighthouse until
next fall.
We have enjoyed holding
these climbs and everyone
that has been to it left hap-
py, we want to thank you for
making this so much fun
for all of us.
Cape San Blas does
have beautiful sunsets, but
the full moons that we had
last December and Janu-
ary were the greatest.
Please folks, come on
out and watch the sun go
down with us, and stick
around for the moon to
come out.
Keep a watch (on TV)
for the times, as of now,
just come anytime around
8 p.m.(EST).
Sorry we still do not
allow children at these
climbs. The fee is $5 for
each person.
Make this a memorable
one, come on out and watch
with us at Cape San Blas
Lighthouse, near Port St.
Joe. For more information,


St. Joe's historic Centen-
nial Building with the art
show and auction and res-
taurant tasting. Tickets
for.the event are $25.00,
with a cash bar. All times
are Eastern.
"We are expecting do-


call Beverly Mount-Douds
at 850-229-1151 or email her
at:csblighthouselady2008@
gmail.com.

Extension Office to
host Equine Clinic
The Gulf County
Extension Office will be
hosting an Equine Clinic
on Tuesday, April 7, 2009
at 6:00pm CT at Michael
Traylor Arena atTL. James
Park in Wewahitchka.
Guest speakers will
be Dr. Ed Johnson,
Associate Professor/
Equine Specialist with
the Animal Science
Division of the University
of Florida. Lecture topics
will include: Hoof Care,
Bits, and Feed for Senior
Horses. Lectures followed
by discussion session and
horse evaluations.
Hamburger dinner will
be served afterwards. For
further information call
639-3200 or 229-2909.

PSJ flea market
planned
The Port St. Joe Nauti-
cal Marina Flea Market
will be held on Saturday,
April 11. Times are 8 a.m.
to 2 p.m. ET in the marina
parking lot. This is a sale
for boating and fishing en-
thusiasts. Spaces are $10
for a 10'x10' spot. Bring
your own tables. There will
be an area for boat sales,
which will cost $20. Last
year, two boats sold during
the sale.
For more information,
contact Ray Whitney at
850-647-6328 or Port St. Joe
Marina, 850-227-9393.


Contributed photo
nations from artists from
MS and LA to Wisconsin
in mediums ranging from
original oil, watercolor,
photography, sculpture
and woodworking," said
Dana Boyer, event orga-
nizer. Many of them will


Area's largest food and art event

scheduled for April 25 to benefit

scholarships for local students


be set up in the park.
"We expect to have 10-
15 restaurants serving
up local flavors with Ta-
mara's of Apalachicola,
Sunset Coastal Grill and
many others returning
year after year. The his-
toric Centennial Build-.
ing will be beautifully
decorated, really enhanc-
ing the event," Boyer
added.
All proceeds benefit
the art scholarships for
Gulf County graduates.
Mickey Friedman, cel-
ebrated author of Hur-
ricane Season and other
novels, who grew up in
Port St. Joe and now lives
in New York said, "This
event is fantastic for the
community and a very
worthy cause. It's a won-


Controlling weeds in the home lawn


By Roy Lee Carter
County Extension Director
Many kinds of weeds
stay green during the winter
and they're more noticeable
than ever when the grass
turns brown. We have lots of
questions about lawn weeds
during the colder months of
the year. But springtime is
really a better time for weed
control measures. My infor-
mation on weed control in
lawn grasses was provided
by Extension Turf Grass
Specialist Dr. Bryan Unruh
of the University of Florida
Institute of Food and Agri-
cultural Science.
Weed can simply be de-
fined as unwanted plants or
plants growing. out of place.
The proper identification
of weeds and some under-
standing of how and why
weeds are present in a lawn
are important in selecting
the best control strategy.
Knowledge' of area will also
help the homeowner pre-
pare for control procedures
in the future. Weed con-
trol should be a carefully
planned and coordinated
program instead of hit-or-
miss operation.
Serious weed problems
almost always mean that
something else is wrong
with a-lawn. Killing weeds
without improving lawn
maintenance to eliminate
other problems is a waste of
time and money.
If you do decide to get rid
of 'the weeds in your lawn
you have to identify them
before you do anything else.
By identifying the weeds
and understanding a little
bit about how they grow and
reproduce, you'll find the key
to controlling them you'll be


able to figure out the point in
each weed's life cycle when
it is most vulnerable to an
available herbicide which
can be used safely with the
kind of grass you have.
Annual weeds grow from
newly germinated seeds at
the beginning of each grow-
ing season. You don't need
to worry too much about
annual weeds you may al-
ready have because they'll
die sooner or later. You do
need to worry about all the
annual weeds just waiting to
germinate in your lawn.
Even if you didn't have
many weeds last year, your
lawn could be full of seeds
you're your neighbors
weeds. The way to avoid
annual weed problems is to
stop the new plants before
they ever get started. You
do this with materials called
pre-emergence herbicides.
They kill the young weed
just as it grows out from the
seed.
Pre-emergence herbi-
cides will also kill new pe-
rennial weeds. But that ex-
isting perennial weeds can
live from year to year. To get
rid of them you need a weed
killer from another group of
materials called post-emer-
gence herbicides.
Most herbicides are
specific on grassy weeds
or broadleaf weeds. This
means theywill kill one or the
other, but not both. Grassy
weeds are hard to deal with
because herbicides which
kill them will also harm the
grass you want to keep, in
many cases.
As a general rule, to con-
trolannual grasses andmost
annual broadleaf weeds, use
a pre-emergence herbicide.


For perennial broadleaf
weeds, use a post-emer-
gence material.
You won't have much luck
treating perennial grassy
weeds with herbicides but
you don't notice them all that
much anyway if the lawn is
otherwise healthy.
Perennial is usually hard-
er to control and it takes lon-
ger to get the job done. The
best approach is to use the
lowest effective rate of appli-
cation for the herbicide you
buy and give the lawn two
applications about 10 days
apart. Once daily tempera-
ture exceeds an average of
80 degrees, be very care-
ful in applying herbicides
because lawn grasses are
more sensitive to herbicides
at high temperature.
There's a paradox in
lawn weed control. Most of
the herbicides you'll be able
to buy are considered safe
when used at recommend-
ed rates on mature, healthy
turf. If your lawn was all that
healthy you wouldn't have a
serious weed problem to be-
gin with. Remember, when
you start- spraying weed
killers around, that your
lawn is probably already in
a weekend condition if you
use the materials improp-
erly, you can do more harm
than good.
As I always recommend
for home gardeners using
any kind of chemicals read
and follow all label direc-
tions.
For more information on
weed control in your lawn
contact your local garden
center or the Gulf County
Cooperative Extension Ser-
vice @ 639-3200, 229-2909, or
email @ rlcarter@ufl.edu.


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all the different art pro-
duced around the area
and experience great
food offered from local
restaurants."
Special lodging pack-
ages have been made
available at area inns and
beachfront motels at $229,
which includes a two-
night stay and two tickets
to the event.
Details and more in-
formation are available
on the web site at www.
astasteofthecoast.com.
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1100
1523S
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE SECOND JUDI-
CIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND
FOR GULF COUNTY,
FLORIDA

WAKULLA BANK, a Florida
banking corporation,
Plaintiff,

v.

ST VINCENT POINT, LLC;
DAVID J. DRUMMOND;
PHILLIP M. HAHN; MI-
CHAEL EDGAR and LISA
EDGAR, husband and
wife; and WAYNE
GEORGE and TAMARA
GEORGE, husband and
wife,
Defendants.

Case No. 08-374-CA

NOTICE OF FORECLO-
SURE SALE

NOTICE IS HEREBY
GIVEN, pursuant to a Final
Summary Judgment of
Foreclosure dated March
9, 2009, entered in Case
No. 08-374-CA of the Cir-
cuit Court of the Second
Judicial Circuit in and for
Gulf County, Florida,
wherein WAKULLA BANK,
a Florida banking corpora-
tion, is the Plaintiff, and
ST VINCENT POINT, LLC;
DAVID J. DRUMMOND;
PHILLIP M. HAHN; MI-
CHAEL EDGAR and LISA
EDGAR, WAYNE GEORGE
and TAMARA GEORGE,
are the Defendants, the
undersigned will sell to the
highest and best bidder for
cash at the front door of
the Gulf County Court-
house, 1000 Cecil G.
Costin, Sr. Boulevard, Port
St. Joe, Florida 32456, at
11 o'clock am on April 16,
2009, the following de-
scribed property as set
forth in said Final Sum-
mary Judgment of Fore-
closure, to-wit:

Parcel 1:
Begin at a concrete monu-
ment marking the inter-
section of the Southerly
boundary line of the 100
foot right-of-way of County
Road No. S-30-B with the
Westerly boundary line of
that tract or parcel of land
in Section 22, Township 9
South, Range 10 West, de-
scribed in Official Records
Book 61, Page 509, of Gulf
County, Florida, -and
thence run South 25 de-
grees 23 minutes 51 sec-
onds East (bearing base)
along said Westerly
boundary line 317.37 feet
to the approximate mean
highwater line. of Indian
Pass; thence run South 40
degrees 28 minutes 44
seconds West along said
mean highwater line 100
feet; thence run North 28
degrees 37 minutes 58
seconds West 380.02 feet
to an iron pipe on the
Southerly right-of-way
boundary of said County
Road No. S-30-B (said iron
pipe being on a curve con-
cave Southerly); thence
run Northeasterly along
said right-of-way boundary
anc along said curve with
a radius of 1096.28 feet
through a central angle of
05 degrees 59 minutes 47
seconds for an arc length
of 114.73 feet (the chord of
said arc being North 75
degrees 14 minutes 34
seconds East 114.68 feet)
to the Point of Beginning.

Parcel 2:
Commence at a concrete
monument marking the in-
tersection of the Southerly
boundary line of the 100
foot wide right of way of
County Road No. S-30B
with the Westerly bound-
ary line of that tract of par-
cel of land in Section'22,
Township 9 South, Range
10 West, described in O.R.
Book 61, Page 509, of the
Public Records, of Gulf
County, Florida and
thence run South 75 de-
grees 14 minutes 3A sec-
onds West for 114.68 feet
for the Point of Beginning.
From said Point of Beginn-
ing run South 28 degrees
37 minutes 58 seconds
East for 380.02 feet to the
approximate mean high
water line of the Gulf of
Mexicb; thence run South
46 degrees 00 minutes 39
seconds West along said
approximate mean high
water line for 200.00 feet;
thence run North 29 de-
grees 37 minutes 16 sec-
onds West for 447.85 feet
to an iron rod on saod
Southerly right of way
boundary of said County
Road S-30B (said iron rod
being on a curve concave
Southerly); thence run
Northeasterly along said
right of way boundary and
along said curve with a ra-
dius of 1096.28 feet and a
central angle of 10 de-
grees 31 minutes 35 sec-
onds for an arc length of
201.41 feet (the chord of
said arc being North 65
degrees 35 minutes 08
seconds East 201.18 feet)
to the Point of Beginning.

DESCRIPTION: (combined
parcel, by field survey)
Begin at a concrete monu-
ment No. 1757 marking


the intersection of the
Southerly boundary line of
the 100 foot right-of-way of
County Road No. S-30-B
with the Westerly bound-
ary line of that tract or par-
cel of land in Section 22,
Township 9 South, Range,
10 West, described in Offi-
cial Records Book 61,
Page 509, of Gulf County,
Florida, thence run South
25 degrees 25 minutes 19
seconds East along said
Westerly boundary line for
389.95 feet to a point on
the mean high water line of
the Gulf of Mexico located
at elevation 0.49' NAVD 55
on the 21st day of Novem-
ber, 2003, thence South-
westerly along said mean
high water line as follows:
South 60 degrees 51 min-
utes 39 seconds West for
22.90 feet; thence South
62 degrees 35 minutes 54
seconds West for 55.46
feet; thence South 63 de-
grees 42 minutes 05 sec-
onds West for 59.08 feet;
thence South 68 degrees
30 minutes 44 seconds
West for 55.15 feet to a
point of intersection with
said mean highwater line
with the Easterly boundary
line of property described
in Official Records Book
255, Pag 769 of the Public
Records of Gull County
Florida; thence leaving
said mean high water line
run North 29 degrees 37
minutes 34 seconds West
along said Easterly bound-
ary line for 395.08 feet to a
found 1/2 inch iron rod (no
identification) lying on the
Southerly right of way line
of said County Road No.
South-30-B (iron rod lying
,on a curve concave to the
Southerly); thence North-
easterly along said right of
way line and curve with a
radius of 1096.25 feet,
through a central angle of
16 degrees 31 minutes 11
seconds, for an arc dis-
tance of 316.05 feet (chord
of said arc being North 69
degrees 07 minutes 33
seconds East, 314.99 feet)
to the Point of Beginning.
Containing 2.704 acres,
more or less.

Less and Except:
Lots 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6, St.
Vincent Point Subdivision,
according to the map or
plat thereof as recorded in
Plat Book 5, Page 22, 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 pendens
must file a claim within 60
days after sale.

DATED this 9th day of
March, 2009.

Becky Norris, Clerk df Cir-
cuit Court
By: Jasmine Hysmith
Deputy Clerk
March 26, April 2, 2009

1581S
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE FOURTEENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND
FOR GULF COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION

U.S. BANK NATIONAL AS-
SOCIATION AS TRUSTEE
FOR RFMSI 2005S4,
Plaintiff,

Vs.

THE UNKNOWN HEIRS,
DEVISEES, GRANTEES,
ASSIGNEES, LIENORS,
CREDITORS, TRUSTEES,
OR OTHER CLAIMANTS
CLAIMING BY, THROUGH,
UNDER, OR AGAINST SU-
SAN J. BLEVINS DE-
CEASED, et al,
Defendantss.

CASE NO.:
23-2009-CA-000083
DIVISION:

NOTICE OF ACTION

TO:
THE UNKNOWN HEIRS,
DEVISEES, GRANTEES,
ASSIGNEES, LIENORS,
CREDITORS, TRUSTEES,
OP OTHER CLAIMANTS
CLAIMING BY, THROUGH,
UNDER, OR AGAINST SU-
SAN J. BLEVINS DE-
CEASED

LAST KNOWN ADDRESS:
UNKNOWN

CURRENT ADDRESS:
UNKNOWN

ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN
PARTIES 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
SPOUSE, HEIRS, DEVI-
SEES, GRANTEES, OR
OTHER CLAIMANTS

LAST KNOWN ADDRESS:
UNKNOWN

CURRENT ADDRESS:
UNKNOWN

YOU ARE NOTIFIED that
an action to foreclose a
mortgage on the following
property in GULF County,
Florida:

LOT SIX (6) AND THE
NORTH ONE HALF (1/2)
OF LOT SEVEN (7),
BLOCK 2, WARD RIDGE
FLORIDA, UNIT ONE, A
SUBDIVISION AS PER
MAP OR PLAT THEREOF
RECORDED IN PLAT


BOOK 2 AT PAGE 3 OF
THE PUBLIC RECORDS
OF GULF COUNTY FLOR-
IDA.


_10O___10
has been filed against you
and you are required to
serve a copy of your writ-
ten defenses within 30
days after the first publica-
tion, if any, on Florida De-
fault Law Group, PL.,
Plaintiffs attorney, whose
address is 9119 Corporate
Lake Drive, Suite 300,
Tampa, Florida 33634, and
file the original with this
Court either before service
on Plaintiffs attorney or im-
mediately thereafter; other-
wise a default will be en-
tered against you for the
relief demanded in the
Complaint or petition.

This notice shall be pub-
lished once each week for
two consecutive weeks in
The Star.

WITNESS my hand and
the seal of this Court on
this 11th day of March,
2009.

Rebecca Norris, Clerk
Clerk of the Court
By: Jasmine Hysmith
As Deputy Clerk

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

Florida Default Law Group,
PL.
PO. Box 25018
Tampa, Florida
33622-5018
F09015248
March 26, April 2, 2009

1582S
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE FOURTEENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF
THE STATE OF FLORIDA,
IN AND FOR GULF
COUNTY
CIVIL DIVISION

TAYLOR, BEAN & WHITA-
KER MORTGAGE CORP,
Plaintiff,

vs.

PATRICIA A. WHITE-
HURST; UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF PATRICIA A.
WHITEHURST; JAMES T
WHITEHURST; UN-
KNOWN SPOUSE OF
JAMES T WHITEHURST;
IF LIVING, INCLUDING
ANY UNKNOWN SPOUSE
OF SAID DEFENDANTSS,
IF REMARRIED, AND IF
DECEASED, THE RE-
SPECTIVE UNKNOWN
HEIRS, DEVISEES,
GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES,
CREDITORS, LIENORS,
AND TRUSTEES, AND ALL
OTHER PERSONS CLAIM-
ING BY THROUGH, UN-
DER OR AGAINST THE
NAMED DEFENDANTSS;
GULF COUNTY BOARD
OF COUNTY COMMIS-
SIONERS; WHETHER DIS-
SOLVED OR PRESENTLY
EXISTING, TOGETHER
WITH ANY GRANTEES,
ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS,
LIENORS, OR TRUSTEES
OF SAID DEFENDANTS)
AND ALL OTHER PER-
SONS CLAIMING BY,
THROUGH, UNDER, OR
AGAINST DEFENDANTSS;
UNKNOWN TENANT #1;
UNKNOWN TENANT #2;
Defendant(s)

CASE NO. 08-543-CA

NOTICE OF SALE

Notice is hereby given
that, pursuant to a Final
Summary Judgment of
Foreclosure entered in the
above-styled cause, in the
Circuit Court of Gulf
County, Florida, I will sell
the property situate in Gulf
County, Florida, described
as:

LOT 29 AND 30, BLOCK E,
COLLEGE PARK ADDI-
TION TO THE TOWN OF
WEWAHITCHKA, AC-
CORDING TO THE PLAT
THEREOF, AS RE-
CORDED IN PLAT BOOK
1, PAGE 13, OF THE PUB-
LIC RECORDS OF GULF
COUNTY FLORIDA.

To include a:
Unknown Unknown VIN
Unknown Unknown

A/K/A
254 Catalpa Street
Wewahitchka, FL 32465

at public sale, to the high-
est and best bidder, for
cash, At south entrance of
the courthouse, 1000 Cecil
Consit Blvd, Port St. Joe,
FL 32456 at 11:00 a.m., on
April 16, 2009.

DATED THIS 10th DAY OF
March, 2009.

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.

Witness, my hand and seal
of this court on the 10th
day of of March, 2009.

CLERK OF CIRCUIT
COURT
BY: Jasmine Hysmith
Deputy Clerk

Law Offices of Daniel C.
Consuegra
9204 King Palm Drive
Tampa, FL 33619-1328
Phone: 813-915-8660
Attorneys for Plaintiff


In accordance with the
American with Disabilities
Act of 1990, persons need-
ing a special accommo-
dation to participate in this
proceeding should contact


I 1100 3
the ASA Coordinator no
later than seven (7) days
prior to the proceedings. If
hearing impaired, please
call (800) 955-8771 (TDD)
or (800) 955-8770 (voice),
via Florida Relay Service.
March 26, April 2, 2009

1586S
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE FOURTEENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF
THE STATE OF FLORIDA,
IN AND FOR GULF COUN-
TY
CIVIL DIVISION


NATIONSTAR
GAGE LLC,
Plaintiff,


MORT-


vs.

MICHAEL W. LINTON; UN-
KNOWN SPOUSE OF MI-
CHAEL W LINTON; MAR-
GARET LINTON; IF LIV-
ING, INCLUDING ANY UN-
KNOWN SPOUSE OF
SAID DEFENDANTSS, IF
REMARRIED, AND IF DE-
CEASED, THE RESPEC-
TIVE UNKNOWN HEIRS,
DEVISEES, GRANTEES,
ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS,
LIENORS, AND TRUS-
TEES, AND ALL OTHER
PERSONS CLAIMING BY,
THROUGH, UNDER OR
AGAINST THE NAMED
DEFENDANTSS; GULF
COUNTY BOARD OF
COUNTY COMMISSION-
ERS; WHETHER DIS-
SOLVED OR PRESENTLY
EXISTING, TOGETHER
WITH ANY GRANTEES,
ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS;
LIENORS, OR TRUSTEES
OF SAID DEFENDANTS)
AND ALL OTHER PER-
SONS CLAIMING BY,
THROUGH, UNDER, OR
AGAINST DEFENDANTSS;
UNKNOWN TENANT #1;
UNKNOWN TENANT #2;
Defendant(s)

CASE NO. 08-228-CA

NOTICE OF SALE

Notice is hereby given
that, pursuant to a Final
Summary Judgment of
Foreclosure entered in the
above-styled cause, in the
Circuit Court of Gulf
County, Florida, I will sell
the property situate in Gulf
County, Florida, described
as:

COMMENCE AT THE
NORTHEAST CORNER OF
THE NORTHWEST 1/4 OF
THE SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF
SECTION 25, TOWNSHIP
4 SOUTH, RANGE 10
WEST, GULF COUNTY,
FLORIDA; THENCE GO
SOUTH 00 DEGREES 03
MINUTES 07 SECONDS
EAST ALONG THE EAST
BOUNDARY LINE OF THE
NORTHWEST 1/4 OF THE
SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF SEC-
TION 25 FOR A DISTANCE
OF 875 FEET TO THE
NORTHERN BOUNDARY
LINE OF ORANGE
STREET (HAVING A 50
FOOT WIDE RIGHT OF
WAY); THENCE GO
NORTH 89 DEGREES 50
MINUTES 52 SECONDS
WEST ALONG THE
NORTHERN BOUNDARY
LINE OF ORANGE
STREET FOR A DIS-
TANCE OF, 241.88 FEET
TO A SET 1/2 INCH DIAM-
ETER IRON ROD AND
CAP STAMPED L.B. NO.
6596 FOR THE POINT OF
BEGINNING; FROM SAID
POINT OF BEGINNING
CONTINUE NORTH 89
DEGREES 50 MINUTES 52
SECONDS WEST ALONG
SAID NORTHERN RIGHT
OF WAY LINE FOR A DIS-
TANCE OF 150 FEET TO A
SET 1/2 INCH DIAMETER
IRON ROD AND CAP
STAMPED L.B. NO 6596
TO A POINT ON THE
EASTERLY RIGHT OF
WAY LINE OF PECAN
STREET, AS PER RE-
CORDED IN PLAT OF
COLLEGE PARK, AC-
CORDING TO THE PLAT
THEREOF RECORDED IN
PLAT BOOK 1, AT PAGE
13, PUBLIC RECORDS OF
GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA;
THENCE NORTH 00 DE-
GREES 03 MINUTES 07
SECONDS EAST ALONG
THE EASTERN RIGHT OF
WAY BOUNDARY LINE OF
PECAN STREET FOR A
DISTANCE OF 100 FEET;
THENCE DEPARTING
SAID RIGHT OF WAY
BOUNDARY LINE GO
SOUTH 89 DEGREES 50
MINUTES 52 SECONDS
EAST FOR A DISTANCE
OF 150 FEET; THNCE GO
SOUTH 00 DEGREES 50
MINUTES 52 SECONDS
EAST FOR A DISTANCE
OF 150 FEET; THENCE
GO SOUTH 00 DEGREES
03 MINUTES 07 SEC-
ONDS WEST FOR A DIS-
TANCE OF 100 FEET TO
THE POINT OF BEGINN-
ING. SAID PARCEL OF
LAND LYING AND BEING
IN SECTION 25, TOWN-
SHIP 4 SOUTH, RANGE
10 WEST, GULF COUNTY,
FLORIDA.

A/K/A
243 W. Orange Avenue
Wewahitchka, FL 32465

at public sale, to the high-
est and best bidder, for
cash, At south entrance of
the courthouse,1000 Cedt
Consit Blvd, Port St. Joe,
FL 32456 at 11:00 a.m., on
April, 16, 2009.

DATED THIS 10th DAY OF
March, 2009.

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.

Witness, my hand and seal
#


I 1100 1
of this court on the 10th
day of March, 2009.

CLERK OF CIRCUIT
COURT
By: Jasmine Hysmith
Deputy Clerk

In accordance with the
American with Disabilities
Act of 1990, persons need-
ing a special accommoda-
tion to participate in this
proceeding should contact
the ASA Coordinator no
later than seven (7) days
prior to the proceedings. If
hearing impaired, please
call (800) 955-9771 (TDD)
or (800) 955-8770 (voice),
via Florida Relay Service.

Law Offices of Daniel C.
Consuegra
9204 King Palm Drive
Tampa, FL 33619-1328
Phone: 813-915-8660
Attorneys for Plaintiff
March 26, April 2, 2009

1583S
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
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-B, Asset Backed
Pass-Through Certificates
Plaintiff,

-vs.-

Rosemary Tomlinson;
Defendantss,

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

AMENDED
NOTICE OF SALE

NOTICE IS HEREBY
GIVEN pursuant to an Or-
der rescheduling foreclo-
sure sale dated March 9,
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
11:00 A.M., April 16, 2009,
the following described
property as set forth in
said Final Judgment,
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, SEVENTY,
SEVENTY-ONE,
SEVENTY-TWO,
SEVENTY-THREE,
SEVENTY-FOUR AND
SEVENTY-FIVE, ACCORD-
ING TO THE OFFICIAL
MAP NO. 12 OF PORT ST.
JOE, FLORIDA, FILED THE
29TH DAY OF JUNE 1925,
AS APPEARS ON FILE IN
THE OFFICE OF THE
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT
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 LIS PENDENS
MUST FILE A CLAIM
WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER
THE SALE.

DATED at PORT ST. JOE,
Florida, this 10 day of
March, 2009.

REBECCA L. NORRIS
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT
COURT
Gulf County, Florida
By: Jasmine Hysmith
Deputy Clerk

.ATTORNEY FOR PLAIN-
TIFF:
SHAPIRO & FISHMAN,
LLP
10004 N. Dale Mabry High-
way, Suite 112
Tampa, FL 33618
(813) 880-8888
08-091876
March 26, April 2, 2009

1623S
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 several taxpayers,
property owners and citi-
zens thereof and of the
City of Port St. Joe, Flor-
ida, including
non-residents owning
property or subject to taxa-
tion therein, and all others
having or claiming any
right, title or interest in
property to be affected by
the issuance of the Bonds
and Bond Anticipation
Notes herein described, or
to be affected in any way


thereby,
Defendants.

VALIDATION OF THE NOT
TO EXCEED $7,750,000
CITY OF PORT ST. JOE,


| 1100
FLORIDA WATER AND
SEWER SYSTEM REVE-
NUE BONDS AND BOND
ANTICIPATION NOTES,
SERIES 2009A

CIVIL ACTION NO:
09-140 CA
ORDER TO
SHOW CAUSE

TO:
THE STATE OF FLORIDA,
THROUGH THE STATE
ATTORNEY FOR THE
FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA,
AND TO THE SEVERAL
TAXPAYERS, PROPERTY
OWNERS AND CITIZENS
THEREOF AND OF THE
CITY OF PORT ST. JOE,
FLORIDA, INCLUDING
NON-RESIDENTS OWN-
ING PROPERTY OR SUB-
JECT 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
WATER AND SEWER SYS-
TEM REVENUE BONDS
AND BOND ANTICIPA-
TION NOTES HEREINAF-
TER MORE PARTICU-
LARLY DESCRIBED, OR
TO BE AFFECTED IN ANY
WAY THEREBY;

The above cause coming
on to be heard upon the
Complaint filed herein by
the City of Port St. Joe,
Florida (referred to herein
as the "Plaintiff" or "Issuer")
seeking to determine the
authority of the Plaintiff to
issue its not to exceed
$7,750,000 City of Port St.
Joe, Florida Water and
Sewer System Revenue
Bonds (the "Bonds"), and
its not to exceed
$7,750,000 City of Port St.
Joe, Florida Water and
Sewer System Revenue
Bond Anticipation Notes
(the "Bond Anticipation
Notes"), 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 revenues
pledged to the payment
thereof, and seeking a
judgment of this Court to
validate the proceedings
for said Bonds and Bond
Anticipation Notes, the rev-
enues pledged for the pay-
ment thereof, and said ob-
ligations when issued pur-
suant thereto, and said
Complaint now having
been presented to this
Court, for entry of an 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 taxpayers,
property owners and citi-
zens 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 in
property to be affected in
any way thereby, or to be
affected thereby, be and
they are each hereby re-
quired to appear and show
cause, if any there be, be-
fore this Court on the 21st
day of April, 2009, at 9:30
a.m. ET in the Chambers
of the undersigned Judge
at the Gulf County Court-
house in the City of Port
St. Joe, Florida, why the
prayer of said Complaint
should not be granted and
why the proceedings for
said Bonds and Bond An-
ticipation Notes and said
Bonds and Bond Anticipa-
tion Notes when issued
pursuant thereto and the
revenues pledged to the
payment thereof should
not be validated and con-
firmed as therein prayed.

AND IT IS FURTHER
ORDERED AND AD-
JUDGED that this Order to
Show Cause be published
in the manner required by
Section 75.06, Florida Stat-
utes

AND IT IS FURTHER
ORDERED AND AD-
JUDGED that, by such
publication of this Order,
all taxpayers, property
owners and citizens of the
City of Port St. Joe, Flor-
ida, including
non-residents owning
property or subject to taxa-
tion therein and all others
having or claiming any
right, title or interest in the
City of Port St. Joe, Flor-
ida, or the taxable property
therein or in any property
to be affected by the issu-
ance of said Bonds and
Bond Anticipation Notes or
to be affected in any way
thereby, or the validity of
such Bonds and Bond An-
ticipation Notes or of any
revenues pledged for pay-
ment thereof, or of the pro-
ceedings authorizing the
issuance of said Bonds
and Bond Anticipation
Notes, including any reme-
dies provided for their col-
lection, be and they are
made parties defendant to
this proceeding, and that
this Court shall have juris-
diction of them to the
same extent as if named
as defendants in said


Complaint and personally
served with process in this
cause,

DONE AND ORDERED in


chambers at the Gulf
County Courthouse, Port
St. Joe, Florida, this 19th
day of March, 2009.

Honorable Fred N. Witten
Acting Circuit Judge
March 26, April 2, 2009

1603S
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
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;
Defendant(s).

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

AMENDED
NOTICE OF SALE

NOTICE IS HEREBY
GIVEN pursuant to an Or-
der rescheduling foreclo-
sure sale dated March 3,
2009 entered in Civil Case
No.2008-CA-000172ofthe
Circuit Court of the 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., July 9,
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.

DATED at PORT ST. JOE,
Florida, this 17th day of
March, 2009.

REBECCA L. NORRIS
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT
COURT
Gulf County, Florida
By: Jasmine Hysmith
Deputy Clerk

Attorney for Plaintiff
SHAPIRO & FISHMAN,
LLP
10004 N. Dale Mabry High-
way, Suite 112
Tampa, Florida 33618
(813) 880-8888
08-095279
March 26, April 2, 2009

1677S
POTENTIALLY INELIGI-
BLE REGISTERED
VOTER'S NOTICE

The Gulf County Supervi-
sor of Elections has re-
ceived information th'e per-
son listed below is poten-
tially ineligible to be regis-
tered to vote. Failure to
contact this office within 30
days after this notice is
published may result in a
determination of ineligibil-
ity by the supervisor of
elections and removal of
the registered voters'
name from the statewide
voter registration system.
You should contact this of-
fice by calling
850-229-6117 to receive in-
formation regarding the
basis for the potential ineli-
gibility and instructions on
how to resolve the matter,
or request additional assis-
tance if needed.

An administrative hearing
will be held regarding the
potential ineligibility of
these persons on May 4,
2009 at 9 AM EST in the
Supervisor of Elections Of-
fice 401 Long Ave, Port St
Joe, FL 32456.

The Supervisor of Elec-
tions will make a determi-
nation no less than 30
days after this published
notice and will notify the
voter of the determination
and action taken.

POTENTIALLY INELIGIBLE
Registered Voters:

Devalcia Patterson
182 Avenue D
Port St. Joe, FL 32456

This notice published April
2, 2009.

Linda Griffin
Gulf County Supervisor of
Elections
April 2, 2009

1604S
PUBLIC NOTICE

Code Enforcement Hear-
ing

The Code Enforcement
Special Master for the City
of Port St. Joe will be hold-
ing Code Enforcement
Hearings on Thursday,
April 23, 2009, at 6:30


p.m., E.T. in the City Com-
mission Chambers at City
Hall, Located at 305 Cecil
G. Costin, Jr. Blvd.

All persons are invited to
attend these meetings.
[Any person who decides
to appeal any decision


1100
made by the Special Mas-
ter with respect to any
matter considered at said
meeting will need a record
of the proceedings and
for such purpose may
need to ensure that a ver-
batim record of the pro-
ceedings is made, which
record includes the testi-
mony and evidence upon
which the appeal is to be
based. The Board of City
Commission of the City of
Port St. Joe, Florida will
not provide a verbatim rec-
ord of the meeting.]

IN ACCORDANCE WITH
THE AMERICANS WITH
DISABILITIES ACT, per-
sons needing special ac-
commodations to partici-
pate in this proceedings
should contact Pauline
Pendarvis, City Clerk, City
of Port St. Joe, at City Hall,
Telephone Number (850)
229-8261
April 2, 16, 2009

1709S
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE FOURTEENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND
FOR GULF COUNTY,
FLORIDA

CAPITAL CITY BANK,
Plaintiff,

VS.

MICHAEL W. KING, GAIL
S. KING, and UNKNOWN
TENANTSS,
Defendants.

CASE NO. 08-438-CA

NOTICE OF SALE
PURSUANT TO
CHAPTER 45

NOTICE is given pursuant
to a Final Judgment of
Foreclosure dated March
23, 2009, in Case No.
08-438-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
MICHAEL W. KING and
GAIL S. KING 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 April 23,
2009, the property set forth
in the Final Judgment of
Foreclosure and more par-
ticularly described as fol-
lows:

Exhibit "A"

COMMENCE AT THE
NORTHWEST CORNER
OF SECTION 20, TOWN-
SHIP 9 SOUTH, RANGE
10.WEST, GULF COUNTY,
FLORIDA; THENCE RUN
SOUTH 00 DEGREES 02
MINUTES 09 SECONDS
EAST 1923.07 FEET;
THENCE SOUTH 00 DE-
GREES 02 MINUTES 12
SECONDS EAST 265.12
FEET TO A ROD AND CAP
LYING ON THE SOUTH-
ERLY RIGHT OF WAY OF
CANOE LANE, SAID
POINT BEING THE POINT
OF BEGINNING; THENCE
FROM SAID POINT OF
BEGINNING RUN ALONG
SAID RIGHT OF WAY
SOUTH 83 DEGREES 04
MINUTES 17 SECONDS
EAST 74.78 FEET TO A
ROD AND CAP; THENCE
LEAVING SAID RIGHT OF
WAY RUN SOUTH 00 DE-
GREES 06 MINUTES 26
SECONDS EAST 120.59
FEET TO A ROD AND
CAP; THENCE SOUTH 89
DEGREES 53 MINUTES 34
SECONDS WEST 60.36
FEET TO A ROD AND
CAP; THENCE SOUTH 00
DEGREES 01 MINUTES 12
SECONDS EAST 311.51
FEET TO A ROD AND
CAP; THENCE, NORTH 86
DEGREES 55 MINUTES 40
SECONDS WEST 14.02
FEET TO A ROD AND
CAP; THENCE NORTH 00
DEGREES 01 MINUTES 12
SECONDS WEST 403.27
FEET TO THE POINT OF
BEGINNING,

SUBJECT TO AN ACCESS
EASEMENT BEING MORE
PARTICULARLY DE-
SCRIBED AS FOLLOWS:

COMMENCE AT THE
NORTHWEST CORNER
OF SECTION 20, TOWN-
SHIP 9 SOUTH, RANGE
10 WEST, GULF COUNTY,
FLORIDA: THENCE RUN
SOUTH 00 DEGREES 02
MINUTES 09 SECONDS
EAST 1923.07 FEET;
THENCE SOUTH 00 DE-
GREES 02 MINUTES 12
SECONDS EAST 265.12
FEET TO A ROD AND CAP.
LYING ON THE SOUTH-
ERLY RIGHT OF WAY OF
CANOE LANE; THENCE
RUN ALONG SAID RIGHT
OF WAY SOUTH 83 DE-
GREES 04 MINUTES 17
SECONDS EAST 64.70
FEET TO A ROD AND CAP
FOR THE POINT OF BE-
GINNING; THENCE FROM
SAID POINT OF BEGINN-
ING CONTINUE ALONG
SAID RIGHT OF WAY
SOUTH 83 DEGREES 04
MINUTES 17 SECONDS
EAST 74.78 FEET TO A
ROD AND CAP; THENCE
LEAVING SAID RIGHT OF
WAY RUN SOUTH 00 DE-
GREES 06 MINUTES 26
SECONDS EAST 119.78
FEET TO A ROD AND
CAP; THENCE SOUTH 89
DEGREES 53 MINUTES 34
SECONDS WEST 10.00
FEET; THENCE NORTH 00
DEGREES 06 MINUTES 26
SECONDS WEST 121.02
FEET TO THE POINT OF


BEGINNING, CONTAIN-
ING 0.03 ACRES MORE
OR LESS.


COMMENCE AT THE
NORTHWEST CORNER
OF SECTION 20, TOWN-
SHIP 9 SOUTH, RANGE
10 WEST, GULF COUNTY
FLORIDA; THENCE RUN
SOUTH 00 DEGREES 02
MINUTES 09 SECONDS
EAST 1923.07 FEET;
THENCE SOUTH 00 DE-
GREES 02 MINUTES 12
SECONDS EAST 265.12
FEET TO A ROD AND CAP
LYING ON THE SOUTH-
ERLY RIGHT OF WAY OF
CANOE LANE; THENCE
RUN SOUTH 00 DE-
GREES 01 MINUTES 12
SECONDS WEST 491.55
FEET TO A ROD AND CAP
FOR THE POINT OF BE-
GINNING; THENCE FROM
SAID POINT OF BEGINN-
ING CONTINUE SOUTH
00 DEGREES 01 MINUTES
12 SECONDS EAST
100.33 FEET TO THE AP-
PROXIMATE MEAN HIGH
WATERLINE OF THE
GULF OF MEXICO;
THENCE RUN ALONG
SAID APPROXIMATE
MEAN HIGH WATERLINE
SOUTH 79 DEGREES 38
MINUTES 17 SECONDS
EAST 14.23 FEET;
THENCE LEAVING SAID
APPROXIMATE MEAN
HIGH WATERLINE RUN
NORTH 00 DEGREES 01
MINUTES 12 SECONDS
WEST 102.14 FEET TO A
ROD AND CAP; THENCE
NORTH 86 DEGREES 55
MINUTES 40 SECONDS
WEST 14.02 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: March 26, 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
April 2, 9, 2009

1708S
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE FOURTEENTH
JUDICIALCIRCUIT IN AND
FOR GULF COUNTY
FLORIDA

CAPITAL CITY BANK,
Plaintiff,

vs.

ADRIA MUINA A/K/A
-ADRIA L. MUINA, C&S DE-
VELOPMENT, LLC, a dis-
solved Florida limited lia-
bility company, and UN-
KNOWN TENANTSS,
Defendants.

CASE NO. 08-459-CA

NOTICE OF SALE
PURSUANT TO
CHAPTER 45

NOTICE is given pursuant
to a Final Judgment of
Foreclosure dated March
23, 2009, in Case No.
08-459-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
ADRIA MUINA A/K/A
ADRIA L. MUINA, and C&S
DEVELOPMENT LLC, a
dissolved Florida limited li-
ability company are the
Defendants, I will sell to
the highest and best bid-
der 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 April
23, 2009, the property set
forth in the Final Judgment
of Foreclosure and more
particularly described as
follows:

Lot 14, Tremont Estates,
according to the map or
plat thereof as recorded in
Plat Book 4, Page(s) 29,
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 sixty (60) days after
the sale.

DATED: March 25, 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
April 2, 9, 2009

1710S
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE FOURTEENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND
FOR GULF COUNTY
FLORIDA

CAPITAL CITY BANK,
Plaintiff,
vs.

JUNE RAGAN and UN-
KNOWN TENANTSS,
Defendants.

CASE NO.: 08-194-CA

NOTICE OF SALE
PURSUANT TO
CHAPTER 45


TOGETHER WITH A PE- NOTICE is given pursuant
DESTRIAN ACCESS to a Final Judgment of
EASEMENT BEING MORE Foreclosure dated March
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08-194Court of the Circuit to a Final Judgment of NOTICE fornia Dr., Sat April 4 only, weekly signup bo Duplex.Jones Homestead 2 br, 1 ba MH clean with
dicial Circuit, in and for Foreclosure dated March 8am-12pmCST;nus management poten- PleaseCall850-229-6941 CH&A, nopets,$430 mo.
al Ciount, ilnd, f 23, 2009, in Case No. The Port St Joe Redevel- Yard Sale tial, ongoing paid residual. 1, 2, & 3 $430 dep. 639-5721
Gulf County, Florida, in 08-306-CA, of the Circuit opment Agency, in ac- MERCHANDISE Vacuum cleaner, sham- Be part of a Nationwide sli r Bedroom
BANK is the Plaintiff andCourtofthe FourteenthJu- cordance with Chapter poor, and lots of miscel- Team that pays! Bedroom
JUNE RAGAN is the dicialCircuit, in and for 163, Florida Statutes, has laneous items. Rain can- 800-597-3140, x 107. Po_ Houses / r t rtS o
JUfendnt, I wi sell to the Gulf County, Florida, in filed with the Port St Joe cels. Port St Joe, 2 br 1 ba, up- for rent in Port St. Joe; Call (
fehindant, I will sell to the which CAPITAL CITY City Commission a report stairs, CH&A $550 mo. no 850-227-7800
highestand bestbidderfor BANK is the Plaintiff and of its activities for Fiscal 3180 smoking or pets. New W/D ___
cash at the front lobby LARRY SIMPSON and Year2007-08. 850-899-0149
door of the Gulf County THAD E. WILLIAMS are the Name Brand Laptops, Ab- .
sCoutte Free! Get the Small Effie, very private, V
Courthouse in Port St. Joe, Defendants, I will sell to This report is available for solutely Free! Get the Small Effic, very private,
Gulf County Florida at the highest and best bid- review by the general pub- Laptop You Deserve. New! Sec. dep req. Must have REAESTATE FOR SALE
11:00 a.m. on April 23, der for cash at the front lic during regular business Super Thin Super Fast. Port St. Joe 1029 McClel- ref + credit score. 2 bedroom, 1 bath use
2009,thepropertysetforth lobby door of the Gulf hours at the Port St Joe includes Free Shipping! land Ave. Fr & Sat 8-?. 850-653-6375 457 Madison St. Oak
i lfa&850-653-6375 457 Madison St. Oak .
in te Final Judgment ofCounty Courthouse in Po City Hall, 305 Cecil G Log In Now! Children clothes, toys, fur- Grove Area of Port St. Joe.
Foreclosure and more par- St Joe Gulf County, Flor- Costin, Sr. Blvd, Port St mww.SuperFreeLaptop.co nature, computer, if I850-227-7800 710
ticularly described as fol- ida at 11:00 a.m. on April Joe FL, 32456 and at the m weather permits. NANCIAL
lows: 23, 2009, the property set Port St Joe Redevelop- _1203 br, 2 ba 2 br, 1 ba
LEGAL DESCRIPTION: forth in the Final Judgment ment Agency office, 150 3 br, 2 ba, MH Mexico Bch 446 Bonita St. on 3 lots.
of Foreclosure and more Captain Fred's Place, Port Sale or Lse, Great loca- Call 899-0117 or 227-6419 345 lola Street, Port St
particularly described as St Joe FL, 32456. 5100 lion. 1 block to Beach, Joe. Please call 639-5460
COMMENCE AT A POINT 320oa Api 5 2009t7 963230
MARKING THE NORTH- ollows: April 2, 2009 ALs3250s deck, $159,900 consider 3 br, 2 b house, w/kitch Mexico Beach, 3 br, 2 bea,
WEST CORNER OF THE Commence at the North 105 Mi mosa Ave (behd s En all serious offers or 6 m app$800 m + $1,000 excellent condition, only
SOUTHEAST QUARTER east Corner of the South 1700 the hospital) n PS Sa etmore Sawbey rgy DrinksCoke, Pepsi, min. Ise.Ownerfinancing dep call between 8 am $252,900. Pelican Walk
OF THE NORTHWEST west Quarter of Section 35 NOTICE OF April 4th 8-2pm Ranch Opening Wed April Snickers, and Frito-Lay avail. $750 mo + until. 5pm 850-229-6821 Re Estate 850-6472473
QUARTER OF SECTION. Township 5 South, Range PUBLIC HEARING 3 Family Yard Sale! b.We1st @ 8no insect U picidesk $1.79 Involvending route No Selling 803-604-0289Mexico Beach, New
,Tb We use no insecticides Involvedl Recession
10, TOWNSHIP 4 SOUTH, 11 West, Gulf County, Flor- 722-4819 Proofi s Minmum! nvest-Beach 1780 Grouper Ave. 2 br, 1 Mexico Beach, New
RANGE 10 WEST, ORIDGULF ida; thence runNorth 89 CITYOFWEWAHITCHKA 149 Liberty Manor Cir meant $3600. Call Rentals-Sales posit. No pets. Highland atw$149,900
COUNTY FLORIDA; degrees22minutes 01 Apt. P25 Sat April 4th 8-? 1-8007700160Bposit.No0pes.-HighlN ate $149 900 e1
THENCE RUN SOUTH 89 seconds West 1368.01 The City of Wewahitchka Card table w/ 4 chairs, 1-800-770-0160 BY OWNER View 850-2296825 Nice House, huge 1/2
DEGREES38MINUTES 17feet; thence South 01de Bard of Cmmissiners bread maker, card & VsitBeach $254,900. Pelican Walk
SECONDS EAST 194.45 will hold a PUBLIC HEAR- board games, jewelry, mis
FETOR TH OINT O ends East 1454.42 feet to ING AND FINAL READING 3270 Port St. Joe, St. George
FEATTOEA ROD AND CAP des3a 21 NGA AREEAD boar g es ry, mis ^ ^^ ^^al Es ate 850-647 ge
FOR THE POINT OF BE- a point lying on the West of ORDINANCE NO. Port St. Joe, St. George
GINNING; THENCE FROM early right of way of State 2009-1048L on April 27, KK: Mexico Beach, 306 6130 8228 Hwy 98, St Joe Island and St. James Bay
SAID POINT OF BEGINN- Road Number 386, said 2009 at 6:45PM central Hwy 98, Fri & Sat, 7 3 br 2 ba On The Beach, 2br 2ba house with Previously Bank Owned
ING RUN SOUTH 89 DE- point also lying in a curve time to consider adoption am-noon CDT arrabele r Gara gulf view, $875 mo + dep,wi Property iced way be-
GREES3C 8 NEAST 99 9 to the left having a radius of this ordinance with the Orchid plants, pictures, old Carra Weddinbe Gr$1g0 moneh $500v 850-647-9214 low market value! Prices
SECONDS EAST 99.93 of 2814.94 feet; thence following title, to wit: bric & brace, silk flowers, rom & Wedding $1000 month $500 de- 850-647-9214 low market value! Prices
FEET TO A RO N outhwesterly along said set it and forget it rotis- Dresses: REA ATE F .R T posit. 850-545-8813 start at $35,000. Please
CAP THENCE SOUTH 89. curve and said right of way AN ORDINANCE OF THE series, B&G plates, bread Choose from a collection Clean 2 br, 2/2 ba in PSJ, Group at 850-249-3615.
DEGREES 37 MINUTES 19 for 107.66 feet, thru a cn- BOARD OF THE CITY machine, lots of misc of either size 8 Cassandra $675 mo + dep. S J Ba, very nce
SECONDS EAST 100.03 tralangle of 02 degrees 11 COMMISSIONERS OF Stone Designer formal 850-545-5814 orFor leaseorSale 3 br2 St eeaco ey ce
LYING ONTHED WEST minutes 29 seconds, WEWAHITCHKA, FLORIDA KK: Port Saint Joe 603 gown ($598 tag attached) 6100 850-442-3334 ba, executive Home 3000 modeled, fenced yard
LY RIGHT OF WAY OF chord of said arc being AMENDING THE 16th Street Saturday, April or size 6 Cristall Designer Village at PSJ, 3 r, 3 bha, sf, 2 car garage, centrally Beach Access, $147,900
ERLY RIGHT OF WAY O ut 23 degrees 41 in- ADOPTED COMPREHEN 4th 8:00-until beaded prom gown in Retail Space available, at duplex, living ro located in Port St. Joe Call Pelican Walk Real Estate
MHAEL T ute 44 sec s Wes AiVE PLAN OF beautiful navy color, for Om
CHAEL SREET ; u tes 44 seconds WEWAHITCHV, FLORF beauul nay c very reasonable rates with w/cathedral ceiling, dinn- 850-258-8039 Call 850-647-2473
THENCE RUN ALONG 10765 fet; thence con- WEWAHITCHKA, FLOR- Yard Sale only $125! Additional in a established, store, lo- g room, and office.
SAID RIGHT OF WAY tinue along said curve for IDA, DATED JUNE 12, beautiful gowns 7, 8, 10 cated in Historic Port St. CH&A, W/D, gas grill, fans House For Rent
SOUTH 00 DEGREES 30 12155 feet, thru a central 1990, AS AMENDED, Petite, 16W, 22, 40. Variety Joe. Join us and watch throughout, corner unit, Located inPortStJoe,32
MINUTES 59 SECONDS angle of 02 degrees 28 WHICH CONTROLS FU- Lots of miscellaneous, of designer wedding our business grow Call wrapround porch, must miles from Tyndal AFB,
WEST 293.92 FEET TO A minutes 26 seconds, TURELAND USE, GUIDES kitchen items, shoes, pa- dresses aso available! your business grow, Call raparn prch, mt ile r yda B,
ROD AND CAP LYING ON chord of said arc being PUBLIC FACILITIES, AND perbacks, men's and la- 229-9277or 227-4905for Seel! Maint. fee paid!!! Very Nice3br2ba house, St Joe Beach, Hwy98,
THE NORTHERLY RIGHT South 01 degrees 48 min- PROTECTS NATURAL RE- dies clothes, etc. details $1100 m. + $500 dep. energy eff. Minutes to Professional office, many
OF WAY OF MICHAEL utes 05 seconds West SOURCESPURSUANTTO call Brenda850-227-5380 school.fenced backyard, possibilities, room to ex-
STREET; THENCE RUN 121.54 feet to a rod and THE LOCAL GOVERN- KK: Port St. Joe Bch. St. Retail Space for lease, storage building, Washer pand Large lot. $389,900
GSAI NORT cap; thence continue MENTCOMPREHENSIVE JoeBeach Firehouse7811 Busy location. 220 Reid & Dryer, outside pet only elcan Walk Real Estate
RIHT OF WAY NORTH along said curve and said PLANNING AND LAND DE- Alabama Ave. Multi-Family Ave. 600 sf, $950 mo. 61 Lease (w/military clause) Call 850-6472473
47 SECONDSEST99.94 right of way for 961.47 VELOPMENT REGULA- Sale. Sat. 8-?. Clothes, Call 850-227-4960 OR 6140and references, required.
F47 SECONDS WEST 9 4 feet, thru a central angle of TION ACT (CHAPTER 163, quilts, glassware, tools, 773-671-1946 Century 21 Gulf Coast Re- 1st, Last, Secuity deposit,
PFT TNO A ROD AND 19 degrees 34 minutes 12 PART II, FLORIDA STAT- lots of misc. alty long term rentals avail- $750 monthly. Please Call | 150
CAP;THENCE NORTH .89 seconds, chord of said arcUTES); PROVIDING FOR able 850-227-7125 nhyPesC ll71S
DEGREES. 37 MINUTES outh12 degrees48REVISIONS TO THE FU- Coronado #3 2 br, 1.5 baBeacon Hill, High and
51 SECONDS EST gSouth l2 degrees 48 ~731 Hwy 98 $850 pPr Lanark Village 5 br, 3.5 Dry, W/S, Taps incld.
51 SECONDS WEST minutes 54 seconds West TURE LAND USE MAP, KK: Port St. Joe: 1901 MINI STORAGE CoronadoHw 98 $850 er Lanark Viae5 Beacon Hil, High and
956.81 feet to a rod and PROVIDING FOR A COPY Palm Blvd. Sat April 4th. HEMPLOYMENT 8 $850 per Large home w/bgreat $57.900 Pelican Walk Real
AND CAP; THENCE LEAV- cap marking the intersec- ON FILE, PROVIDING FOR 8-5pm. Something for I n PomrtSt JO Destiny #1 2 br, 1 ba 115- Gulf view. Large lot $1,100 Estate Call 850-647-2473
INGS Gfli St. Joe Detiny #1 2 br, 1 ha 115- Gulf view. Large lot $1,100 Estate Call 850-647-2473
RUN NORTH OFWAY tion of said right of way SEVERABILITY;ANDPRO- everyone. 40th St.$550 per month monthly 545-8813 We-Wa 2 lots Correr of
RUESN NRTH 0 DES5 with the Northerly right of VIDING FOR AN EFFEC- Gulf point #42 br 2 ba 2nd St and Orange. I bk
SECONS 0 M TEST, 2 4 way of Wetappo Drive; TIVEDATE. Mexico Beach, 1003rd St, 41 7172 Hwy 98 $1000 per Mexico Beach 3 br, 1.5 off Hwy71 147ft on paved
SECONDS ETHE PNT F thence leaving said West- Fri & Sat, 7 am- 3 pm month ba, Cottage, 54 Azalea Dr. road. Water meter and
NTA early right of way run along The public is encouraged Metal French doors, 8l4 74 Indian Lagoon Cottage 3 Screened& tile porch, sewer tap ready to build.
BEGINNING, CONTAIN said Northerly right of way to attend and be heard on smoker, GPS, fish tank, Bldg Const/Skilled Trade br, 2 ba SR-30 Indian Pass near beach, pond $700 $24,900 or best offer.
G 1.35 ACRES MORE South 88 degrees 54 min- this matter Ordinance No. computer, clothes, shoes, $850 per month mo. Email: tallyman@ 850-913-6157 or
OR LESS utes 58 seconds West 2009-1048L in its entirety decorative sewing items IRONWORKERS Villas @ Mexico Beach #2 .embarqmail.com or (850) 850-258-5529
A p . 878.15 feet to a rod and may be inspected at the and much more! Am erica s 2 br, 2 ba 3706 Hwy 98 681-1981
Any person claiming an in- cap for the POINT OF BE- office of the Wewahtchka MUST have structural iron- Min $1100 per month *
terest in he surplus from GINNING; thence from City Clerk during business work exp. MUST have own Villas @ Mexico Beagh #3 Mexico Beach, New 4 br, .I -
the nerVaisoaimeh onur i.i a c94r0 @Meion ah P o es thanw 4 br
the sale, it any, other than said POINT OF BEGINN- hours 8AM-4PM central tools!!! Drug free work 3 br, 3 ba 3706 Hwy 98 3.5 ba, garage, in Ocean 7170
property o i n ING continue South 88 de- time, Mon-Fri. place! Call Chuck (904) S a e $1300 per month Plantation, less than 2 biks
the e o e s p agrees 54 minutes 58 sc- 626-9354 Or Chris (904) Palmetto Plantation from beach w/pool, $1250 ap
ens,nds West 175.18 feet to a Gwen Exley,
ens, must fie a claim bonds West 175.18 feet to a Gwen Exey, 773-3903 85013 4 br, 3 ba 1120 15th St mo. Call850-819-0833 San Bias
within sixty (60) days after rod and cap; thence leav- City Clerk at PortStJoe arina Web id 34031113 (850 $975permonth 2,188sq ft Bayfront Home
the sale. ing said right of way run April 2, 9, 2009 at Port St Joe Marina Web id 3403111 $975 per monthN 1 2,188 sq ft Bayfront Home
ing said right of way AprilSaturday, April 11. 229-8014 Palmetto Plantation Nice 2 br, 1 ba, Beach ac- 3 br/3.5 bath built 1998
REBECCA L. NORRIS North 00 degrees 54 in amto 2 p ET 3 br, 3 ba 1120 15th St. cess, all appl. incd. $625 $599,000 Lisa (334)
rk f thCiit urt utes 17 seconds West *in the arkinlt f the marina Food Services/Hospitality $900 per month month. Pelican Walk Real 687-6000 x 19 Realtor
Clerk of the Circuit Court 316.36 feet to a concrete in the parking t e arClimate and Paradise Porch 2 br, 2 ba Estate Call 850-647-2473 Calls Welcome
By: Jasmine Hysmith monument; thence North 1160 This is a sale for boating and
Deputy Clerk 88 degrees 51 minutes 12 fishing enthusiast. Space are Cooks Control St e 913per mon $
seconds East 174,91 feet $10.00 for a O'x 1 Spot. Experienced, Cooks Shift Control Storage per month
Garvin B. Bowden, Esq, to a concrete monument; Bring yr wn ables There is days & nights CaUnits Surf & Sands unit 30-1 2
Gardner, Bist, Wiener, thence South 00 degrees will be an area for Boat Sales, 850-653-6375 Boai RV storage br, 2 ba 109- 30th St. $580
Wadsworth & Bowden pA. wc wl s $2.0. L am 1c e n per month Townhomes for rent,
1300Thomaswoor Drive 57 minutes 10 seconds Blue Grey Female Cat. which willcost $20,00, Last & office ace Surf & Sands unit 42-A 2 Jones Homestead- Pon-
T0ahass worida 3 8 East 316.55 feet to the Small adult with Green col- year two boats sold during the br, 2 ba 121- 42ncd St. derosa Pines. First month
alla see, Florid POINT OF BEGINNING, lar in the Beacon Hill sale. Contact Ray Whitney at p $650 per month rent free with deposit and
Apr 2,9,29 containing 1.27 acres Beach Area. Call 647-5414 850-647-6328 or Port St Joe Surf & Sands unit 42-C 4 12 month lease. 2 br and ATOI
1687S more or less or 227-5214 Reward. Manna. 850-227-9393 6110 br, 2 ba 121-42ncd St. 3br units available. Call RECREATIONAL
PUBLIC NOTICE Logistics/Transportation $850 per month 850-227-9732
Any person claiming an in- 2 br, 1. bha $499 Moves You Ponderosa #18 3 br, 2 ba
PSJRA Board Of Directors t in the surplus fromit a Driver Trainees In!! New Everything,, near #18 Ponderosa Pines Dr.
PSJRA Board Of Directors the sale, if any, other than D e nth Dr
Meetingthe property owner as of Needed Now! TAFB, 719 Bertha, $850 permonth
the date of he lis pnd- I P 1 O A Drivers P hired and anama.City 850-236-445310Barber House3 br, 2 6170
ThePortStJoeRedeve thdtoteIsDrivers being hired and 310 Wysong $1650 per
The Port St Joe Redevel- ens, must file a claim H ELP 1 O N LY A trained locally for Wr- month utilities incl. w/cap 2 br, 1 be, 118 Narvaez
opment Agency's regular within sixty (60) days after P H O N E C A L nr Enterprises. No Call 850-648-5449 or Ave. Port St. Joe beach,
Board of Directors Meeting the sale. Experience needed. 850-229-1200 for ore in $550/mo + dep. Unfum. Jeep Cherokee 998
willbeheld^ on Thursday, P H O N E C A e^ 200 formorein- 0mo +dp 85 0-22196882
will be held on Thursday, 1-866-280-5309 6140 formation No pets. 850-229-6825 $575 Down. $4,500 0% in-
March 12, 2009, at 5:00 DATED: March 25, 2009 AW A Web id #34031246 rest. Daylight Auto Fi-
pm at 150 Captain Fred's B' A LlyR I feI 2 br, 1 ba, Mobile home, nancing 2816 HWY 98 W
Place. All persons are in REBECCAL.NORRIS Hury!We nly ha e a Kitchen add on, decking 9amto9om850-215-1769
vitedtattendnandpartici Clerk of the Circuit Courthgates, 12x24insulated
v maeon sbanici a e sftheCi. rcGOuit Chou To Place Your Barefoot Cottages left.
pate. Anyone wanting to By: Jasmine Hysmith To Place Yourw/d, justafewblksu
appeal an official decision Deputy Clerk Barefoot Cottages left shd. /d, just a few bHills
made on any subject at vto Bch. Beacon Hills.a
the meeting must have a Garvin B. Bowden, Esq, Classified ad ina beacha(essonunitthpools, plygrounds, u (Mexico ch Areap. $ New and Used Car, Cus-
verbatim record of the Gar dner, Bit, Wiener, POSTAL& GOV'T JOB 8 c50-340-0930 tomers wanted, Warrent
meeting that includes the Wadsworth & Bowden PA.iFOOSALE house,0andhottu. Prieinludeswter, sewerandgrboge, 850-340-0930 Financing, delivery availa-
-ei h nld h Wdwt INFO ble Give us a TI I )ry before
testimony and evidence on 1300 Thomaswood Drive 2 br, 1 be, Ne ble Give us a Try before
which the appeal is based. Tallahassee, Florida 32308 THE' TAR IMES 3r/3.5b.............................................. 050 remodeled in Highland you buyl Call 5574061
April 2,2009 April 2, 9, 2009 caution .........View. Lawn care provided.
1711S T 2br/2.5ba .... ...................... 950 $250 dep. $495 mo No
N TE CIRCUT CO T 1551s Call Our New Numbers Now pets. Call 423-591-3022
OF THE FOURTEENTH PUBLIC NOTICE55S You NEVER have. to pay M Pontiac Bonneville 2002,
UDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND PUBLIC NOTICE for information about I 8.1I2 br, 1 ba, $950 Down, $5,800 0% in-
ORDCIAGULF CIRC OUNTYINAND a850-747-5020 federal orpostal job Sohm C l Mage 850.2291350 Sundeck, screenedin teest Daylight Auto Fi-
FOR GULF COUNT, The Gulf County Tourist 850-747-5020 you see a job LONT RENTAporch, St. Joe Bch, nancing 286 HWY 98 W
CAPITAL CTY BANK guarantee, contact the LONG TERM RENTALS SohmCasla Call 227-1795 9am to 9pm. 850-215-1769
now accepting Funding Toll Free: FTC.
Plaintiff, t2009-2010 fiscal year Re- 800-345-8688 The Federal Trade
quest forms may be Fax: is Americas consumer 6 I 6I
VS. picked up at the TDC of Fax: tecicon enc 6100 100 Pontiac Grand Am 1997,
fice located in the Gulf 850-747-5044 p $375 Down, 3,800 % ain-
LARRY SIMPSON, THAD County Welcome Center E il.www.fc.gov/jobscams terest. Daylight Auto Fi-
E. WILLIAMS, and UN- 150 Captain Fred's Place, Email: 1877FTCHELP nancng 286 HWY 98W
KNOWN TENANT(S), Port St. Joe. All requests thestar@pcnh.com 1-77FTC-HELP P rt S t. Joe C om ercial i 2816 5HWY 76 W
Defendants, must be turned in by Fri- thetimes@pcnh.com A public service -
day, April 17 at 5:00 p.m. message s from@pnh.om A publi seri
CASE NO. 08-306-CA ET Contact the TDC officer a e pace for Lease
for further information at ClassifiedAdvertising a 8120
NOTICE OF SALE 850-229-7800. Department Prime Retail Space Jeep Grand Cherokee
PURSUANT TO March 19, 26, 2009 2006, Limited, loaded, 80K
CHAPTER 45 April 2, 19, 2009 317 Williams Avenue miles, Black $12,700, Call
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Excellent
ld care e&D & Landscaping
Childcare Mowing, Weeding, Mulch-
Four child care slots open. ing & Tree Trimming Dan
Ages birth to five, Two @227-8225
adults on premises, both
registered child care pro.-
viders. Very reliable.
Positions will fill
quickly.For more info. P
Please call 227-3831 lo-
cated in Port St. Joe
(or call to come by to. Aviation Maintenance.
pickup info. packet) Single and light twins. An-
nual & 100 hour inspec-
tions. Airport at Port St
Joe. Call 850-229-4327
H d Ask for Rudy or Jim
Handyman
in a Truck These tiny ads
of new construction, I have Sell, hire, rent 1
been played off, with 12 yrs and inform for I 2&
of all types of electrical exp
and my dad with 30 years thousands of Family aparfrr
of carpentry experience we families each
must resort to independent
contracting without license week. Let a little I m
for our trades, Gulf County Classified ad do a 1I'111 income guI
Only Call Richie at b OPPORTUNI
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ziuuol itean Iena pivecmet nmo iaiyuiut;, $14) M gYIos
325 Reid Avenue
4500sf flex space; corner location; $2500/mo gross
309 Reid Avenue
6000sf renovated shell space; occupant ready; $4500/
Dmo mod-gross
Chevy Pick-up. 1999,
Office Space $675 Down. 0% interest.
.407 Rel AvenueSie E Daylight Auto Financing.
S07Red2818 HW 98 W, 9am to
+/-915sf, $915perAliefilUetiilA ie ties) 9pm. 850-215-1769
310 Reid Avenue l -
1116sf Suite C; finished office space; lobby area with two
SVenus Drive office suites and filing/storage room; $1000/mo NNN 8210
322 Long Avenue D A oss _
1000sf- move-in alr-?u o gross
)ff arrison Ave) Warehouse / Flex Space Lhurs Open
Suite D, 110 Tra I ED 1 Fish3erman oat
t St, JeFL 32456 4250sf-PSJ Comrl r Fex Space Tn 8.2 D t
110 Trade Circle West sels, Fly Bridge, Out
2500sf-12500sf PSJ Commerce Park, flex space, Riggers, Desel Genera-
S$5.25psf/NNN (incl. water/sewer) Galley, Trim Tabs, Bait
S160 Cessna Drive Station, Platform with
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NJROTC Cadet earns top scholastic award


They say that lightning
doesn't strike the same
place twice, but at Port
St Joe High School, the
NJROTC cadets beg to dif-
fer. On Wednesday, March
26, C/LTJG Jesse Raffield
was presented the coveted
NJROTC Gilliam Award
for Scholastic Excellence
by CDR Dirk, Hebert, USN
Retired, NJROTC Area 7
Manager. Based on overall
performance in NJROTC
and coupled with high aca-
demic achievement in high
school, C/LTJG Raffield is
one of only 18 cadets na-
tionwide, from the cadre of
180,000 cadets, to receive
this prestigious award.
Lastyear's Area recipient
was Port St Joe NJROTC
Commander Molly Matty
and to quote CDR Hebert
"to have a small school like
Port St Joe win this award
two years in a row, says
something about the qual-
ity of education here."
CDR Hebert challenged


By Abby Ard
Spring Breakis upon us,
but events around school
are piling up. There is
quite a bit to mark on your
calendar.
Clubs
The National Honor
Society will be selling foot-
prints (for$1) through April
10 to help fund surgery and
therapy, costs for a local
boy, Kayden Haisten. See
any NHS member or Mrs.
Bernal to purchase one.
The Yearbook staff still
has yearbooks on sale for
$50; this special price will
only last through April 23,


At left, Jesse Raffield receives the NJROTC 2009
Gilliam Award from CDR Dirk Hebert, USN Retired.


the Cadets present at the
ceremony to "keep the
string going" and provide
Area 7 with a third Gilliam
Award winner from Port St
Joe next year.
NJROTC is a citizen
and leadership training
program sponsored by


so students should go by"
Mr. Taylor's room to order
one. They are also selling
baby ads; students can
pick up a form for those in
Mr. Taylor's room as well.
Best wishes to the Od-
yssey of the Mind team as,
they travel to Orlando for
their state competition on
April 4.
Briefs
Gold cards will be is-
sued April 9. Students who
qualify may see Mrs. New-
some between classes to
pick one up.
There will be a senior
scholarship meeting at the
high school April 8 at 6 p.m.


the Gulf County Board of
Education and the United
States Navy. It is open to
all students enrolled at
Port St Joe High School as
an elective. For more in-
formation, contact LCDR
Marty Jarosz, USN Re-
tired at 229-6177.


EST.
The Gulf County Schol-
arship Program is selling
raffle tickets for $25 each.
Prizes include a 42' Vizio
television, a Dell Laptop,
an 8 GB IPod Touch, and a
Nintenlo Wii. Contact Mrs.
Ginger Bernal if you are in-
terested in purchasing one
or call (850) 229-8813. The
drawing will be held April
25 at "A Taste of the Coast:
An Artful Affair" and you
do not need to be present
to win the raffle.
Registration for the
2009-2010 school year will
be April 6-9. Upcoming se-
niors will register for their
classes April 6, juniors on
April 7, sophomores on
April 8, and freshman on
April 9. Studentswill report
to the media center during
their appointed time which
they should have already
received. Parents are en-
couraged to attend.


Front Row: Jonathan Rentfro, Sarah Hagans, MaLena Ramsey,
Zoey Lumley. Back Row: Jake Paterson, Aric Sowell, Brandi Whitfield,
Joneisha Jones, Brittany Cherry.



PSJ Middle School FCSC yard sale


Port St. Joe Middle
School's Fellowship of
Christian Students Club will
be having a yard sale on Sat-
urday, April 4 from 8:30-11:30
a.m. at First Baptist Church.
All proceeds will be donated
to the Relay for Life. Please
come and help support this
worthy cause. Thank you.


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Retired educators essay contest winner


The Franklin/Gulf Retired Educators
Association is pleased to announce the
winner of its annual essay contest for
fifth grade students. Chandler Hatfield,
a student in Mrs. Audrey Gay's class
at Franklin County School submitted
the winning essay. Each year fifth grad-
ers are invited to submit essays which
describe an experience or experiences
with a grandparent or a grandparent
figure. Chandler wrote about fishing
and other adventures with his PawPaw.
Chandler will receive a $50 savings bond
from the F/GREA and his essay will be
submitted to thedistric3t and then pos-


sibly state level.
The F/GREA was formed to provide
retired educators and educational per-
sonnel ah opportunity to share their
concerns with. others locally, statewide
and nationally. The association supports
community service activities, retirement
planning seminars, literacy programs
and other activities of value to retirees.
Any retired educator is invited to join.
You may contact our membership chair-
person for information about becoming
a member. The contact information is:
F/GREA Membership, 36 Alan Drive,
Apalachicola, FL 32320.


Faith Christian School
students participated in our
third annual Learning Fair.
, This fair allows students
to step "out of the science
fair box," so to speak, by al-
lowingthem to choose from
subjects such as literature;
Bible and history, as well as
science.


After many.weeks of re-
search, the student must
submit an in-depth written
report, a backboard to help
demonstrate the student's
findings and a verbal pre-
sentation to three judges.,
The projects this year
included such topics as
the Biblical character Da-


vid, the Eiffel Tower, Anne
Frank and the study of mag-
nets.
In the fifth through sev-
enth grade category, Lexie
McGhee won first, place
with The Statue of Liberty;
Zack Post won second place
for his presentation of Rich-
ard Rowland Kirkland and
Allen Davis earned third
:plce for his' topic, George
Lucas.
In the eighth through
tenth grade division, Ab-
agail Davis secured first
place with her replica of
and research on the Golden
Gate Bridge. Second place
was taken by Daniel Jones


whose project board demon-
strated the Battle of Gettys-
burg. Trisha Davidson won
third place for her research
on Women in Rodeos.
'The science awards
were awarded to: Kyle
Bouington, first place for
his experiments involving
electromagnets; Hal'leigh
Keels, second place for her
research, on shot gun shell
loads and Austin Wiley, third
place for his study on bar-
beque. All of the students
did a greatjob.
Our thanks go out
to Linda Wood, Regina.
Washabaugh and Matthew
White for judging.


Early Learning Coalition summer VPK round-up


The Early Learning
Coalition of Northwest
Florida will host a sum-
mer Voluntary Pre-kin-
dergarten (VPK) Round-
Up on April 7 at its loca-
tion on 153 Redfish Road
in Port St. Joe from 8 a.m.


to noon (ET).
Parents may register.
children who turned four
years old on or before Sept.
1,2008.
The following items
must be produced at regis-
tration: child's birth certifi-


cate, child's social security
number, parent/guardian
photo ID and proof of resi-
dency.
For more information,
contact the Early Learn-
ing Coalition of Northwest
Florida at 850-229-6458.


DAZZLING DOLPHINS


NOTICE OF

ORDINANCE

ADOPTION

The Gulf County Board of County
Commissioners proposes to adopt by
ordinance the following:

AN ORDINANCE CONCERN-
-ING FLOOD DAMAGE PRE-
VENTION; OUTLINING STAT-
UTORY AUTHORIZATION,
FINDINGS OF FACT, PURPOSE
AND OBJECTIVES;, PROVID-
ING DEFINITIONS; PROVID-
ING GENERAL PROVISIONS;
PROVIDING FOR ADMINIS-
TRATION; PROVISIONS FOR
FLOOD HAZARD REDUCTION;
PROVIDING VARIANCE PRO-
CEDURES; PROVIDING FOR
SEVERABILITY; PROVIDING
FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

A Public Hearing on this ordinance
will be held at the Gulf County Board
of County Commissioners meeting
on Tuesday, April 14, 2009, at 6:00
p.m. EST, in the Gulf County Com-
mission Meeting Room at the Gulf
County Court House, 1000 Cecil G.
Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, FL. A
copy of the ordinance is available for
inspection at the Gulf County Court
House in the Clerk's Office.

All interested parties are encouraged
to appear at the meeting to be heard
regarding the consideration of the
comprehensive plan amendment or-
dinance.

Ad: #25009-24


PUBLIC NOTICE




COMMISSIONER BILL WILLIAMS WILL

HOLD A TOWN HALL MEETING ON

MONDAY, APRIL 13, 2009 AT 6:00 P.M.,

E.S.T., AT THE BEACHES VOLUNTEER

FIRE DEPARTMENT TO DISCUSS ITEMS

OF INTEREST TO YOUR AREA.




Thank you,

Commissioner Bill Williams
Ad #2009-25


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