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Title: The star
Uniform Title: Star (Port Saint Joe, Fla.)
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Language: English
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Place of Publication: Port St. Joe, Fla
Publication Date: April 23, 2009
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By Tim (roft
SUir News Editor
The Grim Reaper arrived at Port
St. Joe High School last Thursday
and provided a bit of education.
This would be in the form of les-
sons about the consequences of
drinking and driving as prom and
graduation season arrives.
Working in conjunction with the
Gulf County School Board, the Flor-
ida Fish and Wildlife Conservation
Commission and Gulf County EMS,
the Sheriff's Office put on a program
called "Ghost Out Day" to try to rein-
force the message for young people
that drinking and driving can be a fa-
tal combination.
Set up outside the media center
was an open coffin with a mirror in-
side and sign alerting any passerby
that "this could be you."
Surrounding the casket were pho-
tos from recent automobile accidents
that have taken lives in the southern
end of the county during the spring-
time of proms and graduation pas-
sages.
The scenes were not pretty, nor
were they intended to be, the open
coffin just underscoring the simple
AR reality that drunk driving is the No. 1
killer of kids aged 15-21, according to
information from National Highway
Safety Board. Someone, somewhere
_:X in the country dies in a drunk driving
traffic accident every 30-40 minutes.
"We are trying to get that message
across," said Maj. Bobby Plair of the
Gulf County Sheriff's Office. "That is
the target age. And we are trying to
reach the juniors, the sophomores
and the freshmen who wili follow this
(senior) class. We want them to un-
derstand the consequences."
Those consequences were played
out all day by a FWC officer dressed
as the Grim Reaper and sheriff's
deputies.
The Reaper would wander around
the school, arriving at designat-
ed classrooms to wrap his black-
sheathed arm around a student. That
student was immediately declared
dead.
They wore white makeup on their
faces the rest of the day, donned
black shirts with "Ghost Out Day"
TIM CROFT I'llic Star emblazoned on the front and 'A vic-
The Grim Reaper tags another "victim" of a drunk tim every 30 minutes" on the back,
driver. See LESSON A9


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Hu m'an ociety cl o crisis


Panama City'artist Heather Parker, who leads area
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By Marielogan
Connihuring iWritei

The St. Joseph Bay Humane So-
ciety is basically in crisis puppy
crisis an4 people crisis.
There are waytoo iany dogs.
not enough room to keep them all,
not enough volunteers to help care
for them the way the Humane Soci-
ety needs to.
Very soon, if the overcrowding
is 6ot alleviated, dogs are going to
have to be put down.
Like the national economy, the
local situation at the Tenth Street
facility in Port St. Joe is a perfect
storm ,of circumstances that is
,blowing in a direction no one wants
to go.
"We've got a puppy crisis right
now," explained Melody Townsend,
director of the Society. "And it's a
crisis because if we don't move a


good number 9f puppies or other
dogs immediately, euthanation will
be our only recourse. If we don't
mdve some and it's now spring,
when we always see way too many


MARIE LOGAN I Special to the Star
litters coming in then a number
of healthy dogs that should have a
chance for adoption will have to be
See HUMANE SOCIETY A2


Indian pass pottery Anne
Eason, a frequent auction
contributor, created this
braided clay pitcher.

SBy Despina Williams
StarStaffWriter

Food and art lovers, mark
your calendars.
Saturday marks the return
of the popular "A Taste of the
Coast: An Artful Affair" in Port
St. Joe.
The event, now in its sixth
year, is a unique showcase of
the area's artistic and culinary
talent.
Part art auction/exhibition,
part chef sampler, with clas-
sic cars, boats, bikes and a
student art contest thrown in,
the event offers something for
everyone. '
The fun begins at 10 a.m.
with "Art in the Park" in Frank
Pate Park. Artists who donated
pieces to the evening, auction
will be showcasing their art-
work throughout the park,
As of Monday, 20 artists
working in a variety of media,
including painting, photogra-
phy and pottery, had signed bn
to exhibit their work.
This year, each exhibiting
artist will cast secret ballots
for the "Artful Affair Awards,"
given to the best photograph,
painting, 3-D artwork and Best
in Show. ,
"This is a baby step this
year towards recognizing the'
artists that donate to the auc-
tion," said event co-founder
Dana Boyer.
The Best in Show award
winner will take home $200,
with other category winners
earning $100.
Entries in the "Life in the
Coast" student artwork and
poetry contest will be on dis-
play in the park, with winners
announced at 1 p.m.
S There will also be plenty of
food and live music, with an ex-
citing new addition to the fes-
tival on display at the nearby
Capital City Bank parking lot.
"A Taste of the Coast Clas-
See FESTIVAL A9


FEATURED
ARTISTS/
AUTHORS

Janice Adams
Geri Anderson
Penny
Anderson
Monique
Bavaud
George Boyer
Lee Brahier
Pete Burgher
Sandra
Castillo
Alcidio
Castillo
Debbie Cole
Sharon DeLeo
Anne Eason
Marlene East
Dianne
Fortenberry
Kathy Geller
Jane Gilchrist
Nathan
Grimes
Debbie
Hooper
Michael Lister
Daphne Lloyd
Nancy Luther
Lynn A. Matty
Christina
McDermott
Chris Mikulski
Dean Mitchell
Tim Nelson
Heather
Parker
Paul Brent
Gallery
Kim Powell
Diane
Randolph Swatts
Sara Ross
Jan Sapte
O. L. Samuels
-Ann Sealy
Williams
Betty Sittig
Nancy Swider
Jan Sykes
Rhonda Thiel
Debbie Van
Vleet
Tom Wood
Sandie
Yarbrough
Tom Wood'

For artist
bios, visit www.
atasteofthecoast.
com.


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euthanized." can't hold on much longer
"Those are the very because the dogs become
hard, cold facts." what is known as 'shelter
Sdogs' after a certain length
What cost is of time in any facility. That
means they develop other
too high? issues that we have to deal
It is not so much that the with and that's bad for the
number of puppies arriving dogs and adds enormously
daily right now is higher to our work and drains
than usual, Townsend ex- even more of our resourc-
plained. "It's what's not es. We need to move them
being adopted out. It's a out quickly.
matter of us moving dogs "All our dogs are in very
out tolnew homes or other sanitary, and safe condi-
organizations. We can usu- tons don't think they're
ally move them out better not but we literally have
but it's currently a matter no more room," Townsend
of resources, or rather the said. "There is not a single
empty puppy cage in our
lack of them," Townsend building.
continued.
She described how she
is in constant contact with Do the math
dog rescue organizations Just as an example of
,and other outreach re- how the numbers are run-
sources, trying to find plac- ning at the Humane Soci-
es to help adopt out Gulf ety right now: in the 74 days
County dogs, but all such between Jan. 27 and April
groups are suffering a lack 10, the Society received 55
of resources because of the puppies that does not in-
economy. elude the adult dogs, and
Gulf County dogs have, cats and kittens they took
for several years, been very in. And that, according to
successfully placed in the Townsend, is just about the
New England area through norm.
a joint project with a lab One man alone brought
rescue organization. in 24 puppies from his
In this program, all house. A captured bulldog
costs for transportation of had a litter of five with her.
the dogs and their required Eight came from a shep-
shots are covered. herd mix litter, eight from a
But the Humane Soci- Rotweiller mix litter. They
ety must share the trans- received a litter of five
portation costs with other hound pups and five bull-
rescue groups to get Gulf. dog-Lab pups 55 in all.
County dogs to other states That iskwhy the Humane
for adoption. And there is Society is pushing their
no money to drive the dogs free spay-neuter program
to new homes. so hard'county-wide.
"We are going to have to "If people spay and neu-
start euthanizing healthy ter their adult dogs right
dogs very soon now if the now, then this time next
situation doesn't improve," year,we won't have so many
Townsend admitted. "We intakes," Townsend said.


otherwise adoptable dogs
from being euthanized in
the near future."
Next week read about
the need for volunteers at
the St. Joseph Bay Humane
Society and how it does not
have to involve animals.


"Let's be proactive and not
have to force people to spay
and neuter their animals in
the near future."
. She pointed out the sin-
gle individual who brought
in the 24 puppies. The
owner had one dog that
produced six puppies. "He
kept all seven dogs and out
of the six they produced 24
offspring. You do the math,"
Townsend said. "Now mul-
tiply that by all the dog
owners in Gulf County. And
factor in that a female dog
can come into heat at six
months and she can begin
producing puppies before
she's a year old. This crisis
just shows, retroactively,
how important this free
spay-neuter program is.
We're looking at the effects
of not spaying and neuter-
ing adult dogs,"

Going For a Ride
Perhaps surprisingly,
Townsend said, the best
and fastest way for the com-
munity to help the Humane
Society out of this crisis
was not actually adoption,
but funding, at this point.
There are four things
people can do, she said.
First, spay or neuter
your own pet. Immediately.
There is still money in the
Society's free spay neuter
program at this point, so
more people can apply to
have the costs covered.
Second, if people know
of anyone who is thinking of
adopting, send them to the
Society.
Third, if people can't or
don't want to adopt a dog,
Townsend said,; they can
sponsor an adoption. That
means the sponsor will pay
the adoption fees for either
a particular animal or an
animal in general: That
way, if someone cannot af-
ford the' adoption fees but
otherwise would make a
good owner, the fees are al-
ready paid.
Fourth, give funding.
"If we had more money, we
could pay for a significant
amount of transportation
and this ivould allow the So-
ciety to enlist new resource
groups to take some of our
dogs. But we must have the
money to pay our portion of
the transportation costs."
For instance, Townsend
said, she has one donor, a
local volunteer, who has
helped fund six puppies in
the last few weeks, to move
them to Vermont, where
they now have new homes.
"Without his funding we
couldn't do it," Townsend
said. "With more donors
like this, we would be in
a much better position to
reach out farther geograph-
ically and enlist the help of
more groups farther away
if people could help with
the costs. We could go to
South Florida where we've
already researched rescue
groups that have said they
will meet Gulf County vol-
unteers halfway. But ve
have to pay our share,"
Townsend said.
Working with vetted res-
cue groups helps the local
Humane Society in other
ways, too, Townsend point-
ed out.
"These rescue organi-
zations we work with have
such excellent reputations
and credible people work-
ing for them that it takes
a lot of the burden off of
us because they do all the
investigating of adoptive
homes. All we have to do is
research the rescue groups
carefully.
"We know when we
work with these groups
that they have meticulous-
ly screened the adoptive
homes and people and we
don't have to worry about
sending our dogs to them.
But we have to be able to
pay our portion of the trans-
portation costs. And that's
where we really need help.
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Port St. Joe gears up for American Cancer Society's Relay for Life


Port St. Joe's American Cancer
Society Relay for Life is approach-
ing quickly. This year's event has a
theme of Relay Around the World.
The event will be held at Shark
Stadium on April 24-25. Teams,
who have all chosen a country to
represent, will have at least one
representative walking during the
entire 18-hour event.
Relay in POrt St. Joe is a fam-
ily event with entertainment, food
and games. Bring your family
out, join in the fun, and support a
cause that touches almost every
family. Admission is free. There
will be opportunities to support
finding the cure by having dinner
on site, playing competitive games
to win a prize, watching children
have fun bouncing in the bouncy


house and much more. I
You may wish to just take
a seat and be entertained by a I
plethora of talented groups and i '-'"
individuals. There will be singers,
dancers, twirlers, cheerleaders,
cloggers, a DJ and movies at an
outdoor theatre. The Coast 105.5
FM will be doing a remote broad- a
cast from the relay site from 6-8
p.m. Our local TV Channel 3 will SUBMITTED PHOTO I Special to the Star
be on hand to tape the event. Kevin Duncan, project
Whether you like food from the manager for Cathey
good old USA, or you have a more Construction and Development,
international palate, you can find presents Relay for Life
just the right cuisine. Sponsorship check to Carolyn
The schedule of events is as Sponsorship check to Carolyn
follows: Witten, sponsorship chair.
6 p.m. Opening Ceremony. ception and Dinner
with Survivor's Lap 6:20 8:55 p.m.: On going enter-
6:20 p.m.: Free Survivor's Re- tainment, games, food


9 p.m.: Luminaria Ceremony
9:30 p.m. until: Entertain-
ment, games, movies, food and
great quantities of caffeine
10 a.m. on Saturday: Closing
ceremony with awards
Immediately following the
opening ceremony team photo-
graphs will ble made. All team
members should make every ef-
fort to be available at your team's
campsite.
Luminarias may be purchased
from any team member or by con-
tacting Carolyn Witten at 229-6573
or Sheryl Bradley at Beach Realty
on Reid Avenue. These special
means of honoring a survivor, or
remembering a loved one who
lost the battle to cancer, may also
be purchased at the relay before


8:45 p.m.
Teams have worked very hard
at fundraising over the past sever-
al months. They have done an out-
standing job of doing their part to
fight back against cancer. Come
to relay and help them celebrate
the lives of all those who have
faced cancer or have been a care-
giver to a cancer patient, remem-
ber all those gone too soon, fight
back with determination, and find
HOPE in new treatments that are
saving more and more lives.
2009 Relay Sponsors are: Fair-
Point Communications, Progress
Energy, Sacred Heart Health
Systems, VFW Post 10069, Preble-
Rish, Cathey Construction, Port
St. Joe Lions Club and Media-
com.


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Water Moccasin Wednesday -----.-------- $4.00 each all day
Talent Thursday -------------- Karaoke 7 PM til' & $1.00 Draft
Fun Friday---------------- Live Music 6 PM til 10 PM
Sassy Saturday -------- Live Music "Kerry James" 7 PM til' 9 PM
Singing Sunday--- Karaoke all day/ Bay Breeze $3.00/ $1.00 Draft

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NOTICE

THE BOARD OF CITY COMMISSION WILL HOLD A WORKSHOP:

WHEN: Tuesday April 21, 2009
TIME: 5:00 p.m.
WHERE:' City Hall Commission Chambers
'SUBJECT: Waterfronts Park

Please attend a Public Workshop on a proposed Waterfronts Park
which will include Frank Pate Park to Marina Cove. The City will present a
design which will include a lake, pedestrian walkway and new traffic pattern for
Baltzell Avenue, to include closing a portion of Baltzell. Citizens are urged to at-
tend and provide input.

All persons are invited to attend these meetings. (Any per-
son who decides to appeal any decision made by the Commission
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 verbatimn record of the proceedings is made, which record
includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be
based. The Board of City Commission of the City of Port St. Joe,
Florida will not provide.a verbatim record of this meeting.)

IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT,
person feeding special accommodation to participate in this proceedings should
contact Pauline Pendarvis, City clerk of Port St. Joe, at City Hall, Telephone No.
850/229-8261

THE CITY OF PORT ST. JOE


/ Pauline Pendarvis
City Clerk


NOTICE

THE BOARD OF CITY COMMISSION WILL HOLD A WORKSHOP:

WHEN: Monday April 27, 2009
TIME; 5:00 p.m.
WHERE: City Hall Commission Chambers
SUBJECT: Waterfronts Park

Please attend a Public Workshop on a proposed Waterfronts Park
which will include Frank Pate Park to Marina Cove. The City will present a
design which will include a lake, pedestrian walkway and new traffic pattern'for
Baltzell Avenue, to include closing a portion of Baltzell. Citizens are urged to at-
tend and provide input.

All persons are invited to attend these meetings. (Any per-
son who decides to appeal any decision made by the Commission
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 verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record
includes the testimony and evidence upon.which the appeal is to be
based. The Board of City Commission of the City of Port St. Joe,
Florida will not provide a verbatim record of this meeting.)

IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT,
person needing special accommodation to participate in this proceedings should
contact Pauline Pendarvis, City clerk of Port St. Joe,.at City Hall, Telephone No.
850/229-8261

THE CITY OF PORT ST. JOE


/ Pauline 'Pendarvis
City Clerk


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Thursday, April 23,2009


Keyboard KLATTERINGS



Odyssey of



the Mind

This county has a time, about eight minutes,
population of roughly and everything must be
10,000-11,000 and a public created on a budget of
school population that $145.
barely grazes over the This is all in addition
2,000 mark. to facing a spontaneous
Those sorts of problem that the team
numbers define must solve on
small-town, small- the fly once
town values, competition gets
politics and under way.
community. 1, And in
In the span crafting their
of the globe, one long-problem
becoming smaller performances,
on Gogle maps TIM CROFT teams must
but not that small, Star news editor search for a wow
those numbers factor, something
also represent a to set them apart
mighty tiny slice, a mere from the other very
dot. large brains that will be
And, yet, from that dot competing against them
have now emerged for as they move from district
three consecutive years to regional to state and,
a high school Odyssey of hopefully, Worlds.
the Mind team that has In the case of a
qualified for the World previous team from.
Finals, two of those teams Wewahitchka High
heading off to the Worlds School, the wow came
as state champions. from an ingenuous
I knew nothing of contraption that was
Odyssey of the Mind when essentially a small
I arrived in this portion of hovercraft powered by a
paradise, had never heard hair dryer.
of this complex problem- Two consecutive years
solving competition that that team went to Worlds,
puts students to atest far once as state champion.
more accurate a gauge of They finished in the top 15
learning than any FCAT one year, just behind, uh,
or other testing acronym the Czech Republic.
could. As School Board
Each team must Chairman George Cox
choose a problem to solve alluded to during a recent
through a performance meeting, the competition
that enlists the talents at Worlds is as stiff as a
of a disparate group of mainsail in a gale.
roughly six or seven kids. Maybe it is Ames,
Choosing the problem Iowa, not exactly the -
to decipher some era first spot on the map that
in history or construct a conjures up a meeting of
mechanical device that great minds, but teams
performs tasks on cue, as from throughout Europe,
just two.examples is North America and other
just the beginning, far-flung locales come to
A performance must the World Finals to show
be conceived and mapped their odyssey was the
out, step by step, as brightest.
carefully as if creating a This year, a team from
movie using storyboard. Port St. Joe High School,
Parts must be the first from that school,
assigned, dialogue will travel late next month
written, stage backdrop, to the World Finals.
and costumes designed The wow factor in this
arid crafted. team's performance is a
Everything must remote-controlled robot
be undertaken and that uses copper pennies
completed by the as conductors to transmit
students. All of it. various commands
The sponsors or through an Iron Man
coaches are there as module on the student
more or less chaperones who created the WiFi
at a school dance; they program that operates
can help keep the kids on it, Jesse Raffield, who,
task, but the dance steps like Matthew Miller of
and partners are entirely Wewahitchka High before
in the hands and brains of him, was just fiddling
the students,. around with ideas, had
The students must always wanted to build a
complete and hone this robot in Miller's ease,
performance over a the search was for an
period of a,couple months. engineering marvel of
The performance must
not tarry past a specified Se KLATTERINGS A



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As we reach the warm months, lo-
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gets for the coming fiscal year.
In these increasingly difficult eco-
nomic times, that means it is particu-
larly essential that elected officials
are transparent in how they are in-
tending to spend hard-earned tax-
'payer money..
The federal government spent
much of the initial TARP fund on
banks and AIG and the like, and how
that worked remains as muddled as a
river at flood stage.
Despite whining about multi-bil-
lion dollar deficits, state lawmakers
have still found opportunity to stuff
so-called "turkeys," pork projects for
back home that did not go through
the typical budgeting process, into
the budget.
And, here in Gulf County, it is sur-
prising there weren't some of those
tea parties held around the country in
what some called Republican stunt
and others a reflection of the depth of
anger taxpayers feel over how govern-
ment takes and spends their money.
In the city of Port St. Joe, for exam-
ple, town hall meetings, regular meet-
ings and workshops have revealed
that at the very least commissioners
themselves are not in total agree-
ment or understanding of where the


money is going or has gone.
What is evident is that abcount-
ing for every dollar has been some-
thing of an inexact science for those
charged with doing just that, one
reason that the city in the past six to
eight months has secured one short-
term seven-figure loan and is congid-
ering another.
And at the center of the argument
over countywide voting is a percep-
tion, accurate or not, that commis-
sioners are more interested in what's-
in-it-for-me-and-my-district approach
to spending than any holistic reason-
ing or accounting procedures.
SThere are the conflicts, evidenced
by one commissioner's frequent golf
games in Panama City Beach -
spending locally is the motto, remem-
ber on the dime of a major contrac-
tor doing business with the county,
a contractor it should be noted is lo-
cated out of the county and employs
primarily out of the county.
So much for that local preference
rigmarole that commissioners have
twisted like a rubber band.
Another commissioner is a vendor
for the county, his downtown business
supported in significant part by coun-
ty taxpayer dollars.
The chairman wants to consolidate
operations but thinks nothing about


consolidating the county through the
elimination of. single-member dis-
tricts and the fiefdoms the real estate
run-up allowed commissioners to cre-
ate.
And another commissioner who
treats with open disdain issues, and
expenditures of money, that occur
south of the White City Bridge.
What taxpayers also see are coun-
ty commissioners who did precisely
what many begged them not to do
during budget seasons in 2003 and
2004 kill the golden goose.
No, commissioners are not respon-
sible for bursting the housing balloon
they rode to fill coffers with money for
pet projects and build their parks and
fiefdoms, but there is little question
taxing levels, a direct result of binge
spending, dampened economic devel-
opment and forced businesses and
individual property owners to flee the
county.
There was no saving for a rainy
day, no accountability of how dollars
were spent, no fallback scenarios for
what to do when belts must be tight-
ened, just another segment of the arc
in which taxpayers, in thin times or
flush, bear the burden of a conflicted,
irresponsible county government.
The wonder is, where was the tea
party in Gulf County last week?


For ARC, Gulf Transportation too much lien


This is a difficult time for the social safety net that
aims to keep the most vulnerable from falling into the
abyss.
State and federal governments seem determined to
bring budgets into order by cutting the programs that
aim to serve the neediest and challenged, and local gov-
ernments can only plead poverty at the mere mention of
additional aid to anything that doesn't bring re-election.
And, unfortunately, the folks at most risk represent
the smallest of political constituencies.
But what is happening to the Association of Retarded
Citizens and Gulf Transportation is a disgrace.,
The new building, which the two entities moved into,
in a deal facilitated by the city of Port St. Joe to its credit,.
faces a lien because ARC and Gulf Transportation lack
the $7,000 or so in Commerce Center association dues
that is owed on this plot of land.
Due to some petty landscaping issue?


The association in question was created for The St.
Joe Company's Commerce Park, in which the ARC
building is located and what this private sector entity is
doing is little different from the abuse coming from state
and federal government toward programs like ARC.and
Gulf Transportation.
The effect of a lien is that it will constrict the abil-
ity of either ARC, or Gulf Transportation to seek grants
because the building in which they reside will not be
owned free and clear. The perception is that of a miserly
landlord.
The answer resides with the association, which has
the ability, if the by-laws are being interpreted correctly,
to waive the fees in question for ARC and Gulf Trans-
portation.
The'association should put this thing to rest. The
climb for ARC and Gulf Transportation and the clients
they serve is steep enough.


It could have gone up in smoke!


I don't smoke because
of baseball
I sure wanted to smoke.
I thought those guys in
the movies were cool the
way they thumped that
cigarette away as they
made a definite statement
about life or love or horses,
or all three! If an actor was
really peeved, he'd grind
that butt into the ground
as he exited stage right.
And who could forget Jeff
Chandler's command
as he gave his men a
brief respite in their trek
across the Philippines in
"Merrill's Marauders,"
"OK, men, take five;
smoke'em if you got'em!"
Dad would flick those
ashes off the ends of his
Camels with practiced
ease. He was about a two
pack a day man. Maybe a
little more. I've walked up
Stonewall Street to the store
many a time for a loaf of
bread and a pack of Camels:
He'd give me fifty cents and
I'd have change to bring
home along with the goods.
We were way too young
to smoke ourselves, but I
remember Dad never gave
any lectures about the dos
and don'ts of the habit. Of
course, in the late '50s, there
were just some distant
rumblings of the dangers
inherit with sucking the
dangerous fumes into your
system. If the Phillip Morris
people had the true facts,
they were not letting on.
I loved the
commercials. "Winston
Tastes Good Like A
Cigarette Should." I'm not
sure that makes sense
today, but it sold a lot of
cartons. "Outstanding.
And They Are Mild" was
the catch phase for Pall
Malls. And the action star


of the hit series
"Tales of Wells
Fargo" was one
of their pitchmen.
He'd come riding
up on his big .
horse, dressed in
character, jump
off and declare, HUNKE
"Howdy, my name Kesley
is Dale Robertson,
I smoke Pall Malls,
that's my cigarette. You
can light either end. You
can break'em in two and
have two little ones..."
Maybe that's not exactly
what he said but you get
the idea.
I reckon I was in junior
high when I tried my
first smoke. Ricky Hale
"borrowed" a Lucky Strike
out of Mr. Arvie's pack
and we ran down to the
big ditch across Forrest
Avenue and lit up. The
Lucky Strike slogan was
'L.S./M.ET., Lucky Strike
Means Fine Tobacco. "It's
Toasted" was written right
on the pack. It didn't taste
toasted, roasted, baked,
broiled, fried or sauteed to
me. It was kinda like hot air.
But man, we thought we
were cool. James Dean in
"East of Eden" didn't have
nothing on us!.
Bobby Waldrup rolled up
his cigs in his shirt sleeve.
I'm telling you, that was
way past cool! And Rollin
Truell would roar up on that
Harley, pull a Chesterfield
out from the top of his ear
and light up. Ole Rollin was
about as high up as you
could go in our neck of the
woods.
Yogi joined me and
Ricky down at the big ditch
with a whole pack of Kents.
They had something called
a "micronite" filter. This
sissy filter was supposed to


make smoking safe.
We had no inkling
that it contained
blue asbestos as
we puffed away. It
really didn't matter.
I couldn't tell any
difference between
R DOWN it and the Lucky
Colbert Strikes.
Coach Milrany
told us at baseball
practice that smoking
would cut down on your
wind. I didn't know exactly
what he meant but you
could tell by context that it
wasn't good for an aspiring
athlete. Even as I puffed
away on the Kents, I had a
little hesitation. I wanted
to be cool like Rollin and
James Dean...but hitting a
baseball like Stan Musial
and Ted Williams was
more important to me.
Coach Bill Rogers in
junior high football was
also down on smoking. "It
will hurt your endurance".
Coach Scott in high school
was a little more graphic.
"Men, I catch you smoking
and I will run you till your
tongue is lapping the
ground between you feet!"
In the middle of all
of this Steve McQueen
paused on the set of
"Wanted, Dead or Alive"
and told us that Viceroy
has "the thinking man's
filter and a smoking mnan's
taste." Every other show
on TV was sponsored by
Old Gold, Newport, Salem,
Kool or L & M's. They
came at you\vith every
angle from mild taste to
charcoal blends. I can still
hear that little bell hop
yelling, "Call for Philip
Morris." You throw in the
quintessential Marlboro
man and it was enough to
make a young boy figure it


was all right.
Except for that baseball
part. And football. And
Coach Givens gave us the
same talk in basketball.
It was decision time for
a young teenager. I knew
plenty of athletes-who
smoked. And they seemed
to do OK. They never
passed out at practice
or anything like that. Of
course, I never saw one
walk up to Coach Scott and
admit to puffing on a few
Lucky Strike Greens the
night before.
Chick King coached the
American Legion baseball
team. He smoked. But
he was dead set against
us fooling with it. I was
old enough and got to
know him well enough to
question him on it. "How
come if it is so bad for me,
why are you.doing it?"
"Son, be smarter than
I am." No big lecture.
No giant warning. No
harbingers of things
to come. But if ever a
statement came from a
guy's heart.
The next time someone
is telling you that you can
get hurt playing football,
basketball or baseball, or
they're just silly games,
or those sports are not as
important as academics,
or that you will only be
successful if you make
the big leagues and
earn a grossly-oversized
salary, you ponder on the
intangibles: the strength,
the courage, the inner
search that we all must
face.
There is more to hitting
a baseball than meets the
eye.

Respectfully,
Kes


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A5 The Star Letters


Thursday, April 23,2009


Clean Water


Network sues EPA


For the past six years, the
United States Environmen-
tal Protection Agency (EPA)
has continued to ignore its
required duties imposed by
the federal Clean Water Act,
and Florida's water quality
has suffered for it. But one
Tallahassee environmental
group, the Florida Clean Wa-
ter Network, hopes to chang-
es that with a lawsuit, filed
April 8 in federal court.
The suit takes EPA to
taskfor turning a blind eye to
Florida DEP's continued re-
volt against the federal Clean
Water Act. The Clean Water
Network of Florida and sev-
eral other groups previously
sued the EPA twice for allow-
ing Florida to thumb its nose
at CWA requirements and
won both of those suits. Still,
Florida persists in its efforts
to redefine what a polluted
water is and has continued in
its efforts to designate some
of Florida's most troubled
waters as "just fine."
For the past eight years,
the EPA chose to "see no
Sevil"like-a bunch of monkeys
while Florida's waters are in
a state of rapid decline, and
in some cases, ecological dis-
furiction, says Linda Young,
director of the Clean Water
Network of Florida. "We are
very hopeful that this new
suit and another one that will
be filed this week will help
the Obama EPA get things
back on track," Young said.
When Congress enacted
the federal Clean Water
Act, it did so with the goal
to restore and maintain
the chemical, physical and
biological integrity *of our
nation's waters. : The act
contains a number of provi-
sions to protect water qual-
ity, including section 303, 33
U.S.C. 1313. That section
directs each state to develop
and adopt water quality stan-
dards, subject to approval by
the EPA. Water quality stan-
dards have three general
components: the designated.
use or uses of a water body,
such as drinking water sup-
plies or for fishing and swim-
ming; the water quality cri-
teria necessary to permit the
designated use; and an anti-
degradation policy, intended
to protect waters, which
currently meet or exceed
their applicable water qual-
ity criteria. Although water
quality standards can be ex-
pressed in many forms, they
must be designed to protect
the public health and wel-


fare and generally enhance
the quality of our water.
SWater quality standards
define the maximum per-
missible pollution levels,
which can exist in the water
body and still support our
daily uses of that water body.
The Clean Water Act directs
each state to develop a list;
named the "303(d) List" af-
ter the section in the Act, of
those water bodies which do
not meet the water quality
standards. This 303(d) List
is crucial to the process of
restoring water quality be-
cause waters listed on the
303(d) List will ultimately
be subject to more stringent
pollution control.
Although the primary
responsibility to develop the
303(d) List for the State of
Florida lies with the Florida
Department of Environmen-
tal Protection (FDEP), EPA
is'required by the Clean Wa-
ter Act to remain actively in-
volved. FDEP. must submit
the 303(d).List to EPA every
two years for review and ap-
proval. EPA, in turn, must
complete its own review of
Florida's water quality arid
approve or disapprove the
state's listing decisions. It is
this clear obligation thatEPA
has neglected to perform for
nearly six years. Indeed, al-
though FDEP has continued
to adopt 303(d) Lists identify-
ing impaired water bodies in
Florida, since 2003 EPA has
not reviewed, and either ap-
proved or disapproved, the
lists.
What is the harm to Flor-
ida's water quality? Every
two years since 2004, Fldrida
DEP has violated federal law
by using its IWR to list and
delist polluted waters from
the 303(d) list. By DEP's uge
of this illegal method of de-
termining what is and is not
worthy of better protection
from pollution, many Florida
waters have been allowed
to continue their downward
trends with harmful al-
gal blooms being the most
prevalent indication of seri-
ous problems. In addition
to too many nutrients, many
Florida waters also are con-
taminated with dioxin (from
paper mills),, heavy metals,
bacteria and other unnatural
levels on contaminants.
For more information
about the Florida Clean Wa-
ter Network and its pend-
ing lawsuit, please contact
Linda Young, 850-222.9188,
Slyoung2@earthlinknet.


Flocking to the rescue of birds


"Since the birth of our nation,
four American bird species have
gone extinct, including the passen-
ger pigeon, once the world's most
abundant bird. At least 10 more spe-
cies are possibly extinct.".
This sad news about troubled eco-
systems in the United States comes
from the recently released "State
of the Birds Report, 2009," commis-
sioned by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife
Service.
'The report laces its bad news!
about drastic ,losses of migratory
birds with the optimistic and realis-
tic view that individuals, businesses,
associations and government agen-
cies can reverse this trend by work-
ing together.
"Each time a person goes bird-
ing, his or her activities fuel a local
economy," said Mark Kiser, a wildlife
biologist and birding trail coordina-
tor for the Florida Fish. and Wildlife
Conservation Commission (FWC).
The Florida Department of En-
vironmental Protection is another
government agency organizing
multiple approaches to return bird
populations to sustainable levels.
The DEP's 100 Ways in 100 Days
initiative encourages all Floridians
to explore the natural, cultural and
historical treasures in the state.
In its spirit of rediscovering Flor-
ida and the new Get Outdoors Flor-
ida! campaign, of which the FWC is
a partner, parents are encouraged to
lure their children away from the TV
and computer. One option that can
help mankind's feathered friends is
to take a bird book and a pair of bin-
oculars or camera aid head off to a
park or one of the birding trail sites.
MyFWC.com's "Quick Clicks" will
point people where they want to go.
Focusing on birds that are endan-
gered, threatened or species of.spe-
cial'concern is another way. Educa-
/


tion might lead to action.
Take the peregrine falcorr, for in-
stance. The world's fastest bird al-
most disappeared due to pesticides
such as DDT and habitat loss. By
1965, there were only 650 of them still
alive in the United States. Outrage
about the many victims of pesticides
led to restrictions. Captive-breeding
programs were then able to boost
the falcon's numbers to 1,650 by 2002.
New scientific estimates say there
are now at least 3,800 adult pairs in
North America.
The federal government took the
peregrine falcon off the endangered
list in 1999, and the FWC is consid-
ering delisting it in Florida, while
maintaining the same protections.
Other birds haven't fared as well.
"The average population for the
common birds in steepest decline
has fallen 68 percent, from 17.6 mil-
lion to 5.35 million," according to the.
"State of the B1irds Report, 2009."
"Some species have nose-dived as
much as 80 percent, and all 20 birds
included in the 'http://stateofthe-
birds.audubon.org/cbid/ Common'
Birds in Decline' report have lost at
least 50 percent of their population"
in just the past 40 years.
Here's what you can do:
"Birders can take part in citizen.
science and volunteer projects to
help protect Florida's birds," Kis-
er said. For example, there's the
Christmas Bird Count, Great Back-
yard Bird Count, North American
Migratory Bird Count, U.S. Nightjar
Survey Network and the Big Sit.
Kiser also has suggestions for
people who aren't adept at identi-
fying a lot of different birds. They
could:
Be beach stewards. Safeguard
nesting areas from people.,
Monitor backyard birds at feed-
ers as part of Cornell University's


KLATTERINGS from page A4


movement and just thought it
would be fun.
However, as with the best of
sports standouts, such as a Kayla
Parker, Kayla Minger or Samantha
Rich, there is in Raffield the
genuine projection that he is just
one of many, bne spoke in the wheel
his team had constructed over
theyears they have been together
through middle and high school.
And that is how it has been with
all three teams that have put Gulf
SCounty on the map with Odyssey\of
the Mind, a feeling that these are
teams without an "I," a group of
youngsters who have melded brain


power, personality and passion
in a common direction toward
a common goal with the same
discipline evidenced in the best of
athletic teams.
In doing so, they do a community
proud, showing off the best of what
little Gulf Copnty, or heck, America
in general, can produce.
They provide hope about the
next generation and about what is
happening inside the walls of the
county's public schools.
That is worth getting behind,
supporting, nurturing.
Worth it for the district officials
to consider long and hard before


Project Feeder Watch.
Volunteer to remove exotic
plants or build nest boxes at a local
park.
Report bird-band numbers to
the U.S. Geological Survey Patuxent
Wildlife Research Center.
Volunteer to assist with a cen-
sus at a park or wildlife refuge.
Sign up for a bird walk to learn
more about birds and the perils of
being a bird.
Of course, land conservation is
also a major way to preserve and sus-
tain the bird species on this planet.
"Florida's Wildlife Legacy Initia-
tive is our opportunity to conserve
Florida's wildlife and. habitats," said
Elena Sachs, coordinator for Florida
Bird Conservation Initiative. "The
goal is to prevent wildlife from be-
coming endangered so they don't
become more rare and costly to pro-
tect. Rather than rules and regula-
tions, the initiative creates partner-
ships to take action"
The Web site for this initiative
(MyFWC.com/WILDLIFEHABI-'
TATS/Legacyindex.htm) devotes
an entire page to climate-change
resources. One of the conclusiofis of
the "State of the Birds Report,2009"
is that bird populations are changing
due to climate change.
Conservation pays off for birds
and for the bottom line, The Great
Florida Birding Trail is an integral
part of Florida's $3.3 billion per year
wildlife viewing industry. -
"Birding and wildlife viewing
support an estimated 34,683 jobs in
Florida," Kiser said. -
"More people travel to Florida to
see wildlife than any other.state,"
Kiser said. And that number is in-
creasing.
In Florida, the FWC lists 35 spe-
cies of birds as endangered, threat-
ened or of special concern.


cutting any further funding for the
Odyssey of the Mind programs in
the schools, and worth a community
supporting a series of fundraisers
,over the coming weeks as the team
tries to come up with the thousands
it will take to travel to Ames.
The first one is a yard sale this
Saturday from 7 a.m. until noon
at First Baptist Church in Port St.
Joe. If you have an item to donate,
contact the team's coach Carla
May. Otherwise, come out and
find an item or two to take home
and in doing so send some fine
ambassadors of the county to the
world stage.


Letter to the EDITOR

Thanks to Yeager
Dear Editor,
We would like to say a special thank you to Warren
Yeager County Commissioner District 5. Thanks for
working with all the business located on Hwy S.R. 30-
A, to postpone road construction until Labor Day. We
greatly appreciate all your help with the DOT and State
of Florida in this issue.
Thanks,
Indian Pass Marine Svc, Inc.




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A6 I The Star


Thursday, April 23, 2009


Local


State emergency management officials talk to county


By Marie Logan
Contributing Writer

At the April 14 county
commission meeting, two
officials from the state
emergency management of-
fice addressed the board.
They talked with com-
missioners about the state's
response or, in commission-
ers' words, the lack thereof,
during the April flooding of
the Gulf County river sys-
tem.
Ruben Almaguer, deputy
director of the state office,
and Roy Dunn, operations
chief, told the board that
Gulf County was the ninth
county in the past 24. hours
that they had visited, talking
to county commissioners
and answering, as Alma-
guer put it, "the exact same
questions."
Almaguer told commis-
sioners if Gulf County had
asked for help and did not
get it, he would go back and
find out where "the staff had
dropped the ball." Not get-
ting help was unacceptable,
he said.
Almaguer told the board
if the state relief system
did'riot work, there were no
excuses, but he reminded
the board that they were
ultimately responsible for
helping themselves, and
that the March-Aprif storms
produced "historic flooding"


in 26 Panhandle counties,
the worst since the 1940s, he
said.
Counties and local gov-
ernment must be self-suffi-
cient in disasters, he pointed
out, using the state as few
times as possible.
The board requested
that the governor's office sit
in on emergency and special
meetings of all counties dur-
ing disasters so the gover-
nor's office could listen and
coordinate better.
In other business con-
ducted at the meeting:
Dr. Henry Roberts, of
the Sacred Heart Founda-
tion, gave an update on the
new city hospital construc-
tion.
"Though you see only a
building, there is a lot going
on behind the scenes," Rob-
erts said.
Sacred Heart is already
working in conjunction with
the Gulf County Health De-
partment, he said, serving
an average of 15 patients a
Sday for X-ray services out of
the health department's fa-
cility on Garrison Avenue.
He told commission
chair Nathan Peters that
the hospital was working on
installing .dialysis capabili-
ties, since a number of Gulf
County residents must go
into Panama City or farther
for dialysis treatment at this
time.
Roger Hall, the current,


head of the Sacred Heart
hospital in Destin, will lead
the operational team for the
Port St. Joe facility, accord-
ing to Roberts.
That team is currently
meeting bi-weekly, Roberts
said, in preparation for the
Port St. Joe opening.
"We're looking at receiv-
ing the keys to the building
in late December of this
year," Roberts continued,
"and employing individuals
in November and Decem-
'ber for training."
He said he anticipated
the hospital to open for busi-
ness in the first or second
quarter of 2010, employing
118 people.
Ed Nelson, director of
the Gulf County Economic
Development Corporation,
gave an update to the board.
He said they were re-or-
ganizing themselves into a
public-private partnership
that would pursue key in-
dustry targets like renew-
able and alternative energy
sources, green products,
port services, fisheries and
aquaculture, life and health
,sciences, and other indus-
tries needing, in his words,
"great quantities of water
and gas."
Nelson also reminded
the public that Gulf County
had an Enterprise Zone and
individuals, including home-
owners as well as business-
es, could take advantage of


the designation if they were
located within the zone.
Commissioner Warren
Yeager announced that the
county had an opportunity
'to acquire the Presnell's
campground property in
Simmons Bayou on C.R.
30-A.
Yeager said he was
working to apply for Flori-
da Commufnities Trust dol-
lars, although there was
currently no money in that
fund.
"It's a great opportunity
for the county to have re-
ally good bay access," Yea-
ger told the board. If it is
funded, the purchase of the
property would be paid for
100 percent by the trust.
The board unanimously
agreed to contract with .a
grant writer to work on the
project. The grant writer
would be paid from grant
dollars, not county money.
*Commissioner Bill
Williams again asked the
board to help GulfCounty
Association for Retarded
Citizens (ARC) in their bat-
tle against a possible lien
on their new property.
The nearly $7,000 lien
is about to be placed on
the non-profit organization
because they have not paid
association fees for the Port
St. Joe Commerce Center
Association.
According to ARC offi-
cials, they unknowingly be-


By Marie Logan
Contributing Writer

Time is running out
for public input on how
the Gulf County Board of
County Commissioners
can spend impact fees.
The county commission
ran a second notice
in the April 16 edition
of The Star, reminding
people that the Gulf
County Impact Fee
Committee is now
reviewing proposals on
how to spend county
impact fees for the
purpose of culture and
recreation projects
county-wide.
The public notice
stated that any resident
of Gulf County, or any
business or non-profit
agency doing business
in Gulf County, may
submit.an application to
recommend a project to
the committee.


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new facility.


, Applications are
available from the county
administrator's office,
1000 Cecil G. Costin Sr.
Boulevard, Room 302,
Port St. Joe, between
7 a.m and 5:30 p.m.
ET Monday through
Thursday. Applications
are also available on-line
at www.gulfcounty-fl.gov.
The application
contains a complete
explanation of the
requirements for.
submission of projects.
For further information
call (850) 229-6111 or
(850) 639-6700.
Deadline for.
application submission is
May .1 at 4:30 p.m. ET.
The Impact Fee
Committee was'formed
last year at public-
request, and a number
of applications were
submitted. This is the only
chance the public has to.
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ARC officials said they
did not know about the asso-
ciation requirements until
recently, and could not pay
the accumulated bill, which
began when the city deeded
the property to ARC in 2006.


Toucan's owner gets prison time: Francis sentenced to 41 months in prison


By DAVID ANGER
Florida Freedom Newspapers
PANAMA CITY U.S.
District Judge Richard
Smoak's concern Wednes-
day over Toucan's Restau-
rant owner Paul Francis'
drug use outweighed the
benefit of keeping him out
of jail to facilitate the-pay-
ment of $2 million in tax
money.
Smoak sentenced the
62-year-old Francis to. 41


months in prison followed
by three years of .super-
vised release. Smoak rec-,
ommended Francis be.
placed in a facility close
to Bay County so he can
help sell his Mexico Beach
properties: to satisfy the
required $2,020,001 pay-
ment owed fo the Internal
Revenue Service.
Francis was arrested
in September and charged
with felony gun possession
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But Francis entered
pleas of guilty to a revised
set of charges. The origi-
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charging Francis with
tax fraud, possession of
firearms by a convicted
felon and simple posses-
sion of methamphetamine.
Francis pleaded to those
charges and faced a maxi-
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According to the plea,
Francis admitted six
counts of personal and
business tax fraud from
2005-07 of $2 million. He
did not enter a plea to a
negotiated sentence, but
forfeiting Toucan's was
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TOUCAN'S SALE
By Marieiogan
Contributing Writer
In an unexpected turn,
the March sale of Toucan's
Restaurant suddenly
collapsed.
The popular Mexico
Beach landmark restaurant
and lounge, located on
the beach along U.S.
98, was sold March 12
.for a total selling price of
'$3,795,000.
Robert.Barrow, a self-,
described farmer from St.
Louis, Missouri, outbid a
field of buyers to make
the winning offer of
$3,450,000.
Barrow was actually
outbid with an offer of
$3,500,000, but auction
representatives discovered
immediately after the bid
'was made that the person
making the pffer had not
registered before the start
of the bidding and was
therefore ineligible to
participate.
The bid returned then to
Barrow, whose offer was
declared the winner.
Now the restaurant
is back on the market
because Barrow's father-
in-law, who was providing
the capital for'the, project,
died.
According to a
statement made by
defense attorney Jim White
in U.S. District Court April
15,\Barrow has no way of
raising the revenue now.
White is the attorney
for Paul Francis, the
original owner of ,
Toucan's. Francis has been
in jail since September,
when he was arrested
on a number of charges,


FALLS THROUGH
including felony gun
possession and possessing
methamphetamine with
intent to distribute.
But Francis entered
pleas of guilty to a revised
set of charges, including
.tax fraud.
He was forced to 'put
Toucan's on the auction
block to satisfy a required
payment of over $2 million
he owed to the Internal
Revenue Service under the"
revised charges.
According to Derrick
Ballard, a representative
of Roebuck Auctions, the
company that handled the
sale of the property, as of
April 20'the company had
turned the property back
into Francis's control.
The auction company
was unable to find another
buyer, even after calling "
all the auction participants,
Ballard'said.
"Anyone who could
have bought that property
was there that day,"
Ballard added. "I have
called everyone who was
involved, but no one is
willing, to buy it now. I
have exhausted all my
avenues."
Ballardsaid Francis
and his attorneys will now
handle the re-sale of the
property however they
choose.
Numerous local
business people,
including several area
developers, participated
in the March 1.2 auction.
According to Roebuck
representatives, registered
bidders came from several
states, including Florida,
Georgi6, Alabama,
Louisiana and Colorado.


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Wewahitchka sweeps district track meet


The Wewahitchka High School
boys and girls teams each won
District 2-1A team titles last week
at Bozeman High School.
The Gator boys were led by se-
nior Billy Naylor, who won the pole
vault, 800 meters, 1,600 meters and
joined Colton Price, Tyler Lanter
and Kenny Fisher on the winning
4-by-400 meter relay team.
The 4-by-800 meter relay of
Travis McGill, Michael Bryan,
Daniel Fisher and Jeremy Mor-
rill finished second, as did Theryl
Brown in the high jump. Brown
also won the long jump.


Fisher was third in the high
jump, fifth in the 400 meters and'
three in the 200 meters. Chris
Peak was fourth in the high jump
and fourth in the discus. Dakota
Ake took second behind Naylor in
the pole vault with Jacob Taylor
third and Nick Malcolm fourth.
Malcolm also scored with a sixth-
place in the 300 hurdles.
Price was fifth in the long jump
and 200 meters and second in the
400 meters, D'Vante Baham was
third in the 110 meter hurdles
and third in the 300 hurdles, An-
drew Bidwell finished second be-


hind Naylor in both the 1,600 and
800 meters, and Lanter was sixth
in the 400 meters.
Morrill was fourth in the 800
meters, with McGill fifth. Michael
Bryan took fourth in the 3,200 me-
ters, and the 4-by-100 meter relay
team of Chris Wolfram, Baham,
Brown and Peak took fifth.
On the girls' side, Donie La-
nier won the 800 meters and 1,600
meters and was joined by Jaria
Pippin, Laurel Manor and Dani-
elle Stanley on the winning 4-by-
800 meter relay team.'
Kayla Williams took first in the


high jump and second in the long
jump, and T'Keyah Myers finished
second in the high jump. Katie
Loyd was fifth in the high- jump,
won the pole vault, and took third
in the 110 meter hurdles and sec-
ond in the 300 meter hurdles. Lena
McLemore was fourth in the shot
put, with Jamila Lewis fifth, and
also took sixth in the discus.
Manor took second in the tri-
ple jump and 1,600 meters and
was first in the 3,200 meters.
Jabrela Lewis was fourth in
the triple jump, Stanley second in
the 800 meters, Jaria Pippin first


in the 400 meters and Jay Bryan
fifth in the 3,200 meters.
The 4-by-400 relay team of
Victoria Turner, Scout Flowers,
Jabrela Lewis and Arianna Paul
finished fourth and the 4-by-100
meter relay team of Williams,
Lewis, Azania Goodman and Paul
was also fourth.
The top four finishers in each
event advance to this weekend's
Region 1-1A meet at Tallahassee
Godby.
"It has been an amazing sea-
son," said Wewahitchka coach
Mary Holley.


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at 1 p.m. on May 2 at the St. Jo-
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event is sponsored by Preble-
Rish Inc.
Prizes are as follows: $10,000
cash for a hole-in-one on No. 7;
longest drive and closest to the
pin for all specified holes is $50.
The first-place team will col-
lect $400, .second-place $300,
third-place $200 and fourth-place
$100.,
Please call Jerry Stokoe at
899-1036 for further information
and registration.
All proceeds will be used to
help pay electric, gas and water
bills and purchase food, trans-
portation, and medicine for the
needy people of Gulf County.


COURTESY OF ANGEL BARBEE
Port St. Joe and Wewahitchka players shake hands and congratulate
each other on a hard-fought game last week.


vans omicnea aroanc a.
victory of a visiting Tennes-
see school, the Port St. Joe
baseball team upped its re-
cord to 12-9 overall and 6-0
in the district, locking up
the top seed for the district
tournament, which starts
Tuesday at West Gadsden
High School.
Port St. Joe began the
week with a victory last
Wednesday against Wewa-
hitchka in a makeup of a
previously postponed game.
Jacob Thompson pitched
seven strong innings to earn
the win on the mound and is
now 6-3.
Tyrone Dawson was 2 for
2 with two RBIs and Levi
Richter was 1 for 3 with two
RBIs.
'he next night, Hum-


camuen g.anl at cJi ar Ku iu
and left on the wrong end of
a 12-6 loss. *
Jacob Gentry tossed six
innings to earn the win and
helped his own cause by go-
ing 2 for 4 at the plate, driv-
ing in three runs.
Rock Quinn was 1 for 3
with two RBIs.
.On Friday, the Sharks
traveled to Liberty County
and came away with an 18-0
run-rule district victory.
Brandon Strickland
threw four innings for the
win. Gentry went 2 for 2 at
the plate and drovein seven
runs. Roman Quinn was
2 for 2 and drove in three
runs.
The Sharks host Panama
City Beach Arnold at 7 p.m.
Friday for Senior Night..


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Lady Sharks finish regular season 21-2


S1 I. District championship Thursday in Wewahitchka


M mTI ur I i nc T ar
The Port St. Joe High School softball team's seniors assisted
Coach Jim Belin in distributing lineups to the umpires and
Rutherford coach and players.



Port St. Joe



girls on track


With a pair of victories last
week, the Port St. Joe High School
softball team moved to 21-2 on the
season as it prepares for the dis-.
trict tournament.
The Lady Sharks, the district's
top seed, played fourth-seeded
West Gadsden on Tuesday night.
Second-seeded Wewahitchka, the
host school for the tournament,
played Liberty County.
The championship game,
matching the winners, will be
at 7 p.m. EDT on Thursday in
Wewahitchka. The winner hosts
in the first round of the playoffs
Tuesday; the loser will be on the
road.
Last Thursday, Port St. Joe


routed visiting Marianna 10-1.
Kayla Minger pitched seven
strong innings, striking out nine,
walking two and allowing one run
on five hits.
Katie Gardner and Heather
Brinkmeier each had two hits,
while Minger, Meredith Todd and
Angela Canington each had a hit,
Canington's a triple.
The next night was Senior
Night and the final home regular
season game for Minger, Todd,
Canington, Brinkmeier, Heather
Strange, Jo Williams and Torie
Greer.
The night proved a rousing
send-off for the group that has
brought such success to Port St.


Joe as they defeated Springfield
Rutherford 5-1.
"My, what a talented group
of ladies," said Coach Jim Belin.
"They have won 82 games and lost
20 so far in their high school soft-
ball careers. I have really enjoyed
watching them perform."
Minger went the distance
again, striking out 14 and walking
two while allowing one run on two
hits.
Katie Lacdur went 4 for 4 and
scoring a run while using her
speed and switch-hitting talents
to help the Lady Sharks manufac-
ture two runs.
Todd had two hits, and Minger
singled.


By Tim Croft
Star News Editor
The Port St. Joe High
School girls "track team is
right on track.
The. Lady Tiger Sharks
finished second in the Dis-
trict 3-1A meet Saturday
at Tallahassee Maclay, the
exact finish Port St. Joe
had last year en route to
the school's first-ever state
girls' track and field cham-
pionship.
Kayla Parker competed
to her usual standards, win-
ning four individual events,
and the team demonstrat-
ed its depth in finishing
29 points behind host Ma-
clay, which won its eighth-
straight district title.
'"We did what we want-
ed," Port St. Joe coach
Kenny Parker said.
Kayla Parker, the junior
leader of a team of equals,
won.the 100 meters, the 100
meter hurdles, the 200 me-
ters and the long jump.
Fanequa Larry won the
400 meters and the triple
jump, Mariah Johnson took
the 300 hurdles, and Megan
Walker won the high jump
and pole vault.
The 4-by-100 relay team
of Tayler Byrd, Larry, Nata-
sha Allen and Asia Whitley
and the 4-by-400 relay team
of Byrd, Larry, Johnson
and Whitley each won.
The depth was as sti-
fling to the rest of the field
as expected.


Behind Kayla Parker
in the 100 meter hurdles
came Johnson in second
and Erin Bailey in fifth.
Whitley finished fourth and
Allen fifth behind Parker in
the 100 meters.
Johnson and Ashleigh
Lewis tied for second be-
hind Walker in the high
jump, and Lewis was sec-
ond behind Walker in the
pole vault.
In the long jump, Kayla
Parker set the bar, but Al-
len finished third, Byrd fifth
and Whitley sixth.
The triple jump followed
a similar thread, Larry
ahead of Allen in third and
Byrd in eighth.
Nicole Spilde was third
in the discus, followed by
ShaQuize Dawson in sixth
and RaQuetha Bailey in
seventh. Spilde also quali-
fied for the region meet in
the shot put, in fourth.
Bailey finished seventh
behind Johnson in the 300
Smeter hurdles.
Overall, it was the kind
of team effort that led to
state: championship rings
last year.
"If We do what we do, the
rest will work itself out,"
Coach Parker said.
On the boys' side of the
meet, Parker Harrius won
the pole vault and was sec-
ond in the long jump and
sixth in the discus, qualify-
ing him for two events Sat-
urday in Tallahassee.


COURTESY OF ANGEL BARBEE
With family, friends and coaches looking on, Heather Brinkmeier becomes the third member of the
Port St. Joe High School softball team to sign a college scholarship to play ball next year.



Brinkmeier signs with L.B, Wallace


Heather Brinkmeier became
the third member of the Port St.
Joe High School softball team
to sign a letter of intent to play
college ball next year, inking a
scholarship with Lurleen B. Wal-
lace, Jr. College in Andalusia,'
Alabama.


Brinkmeier, the Lady Sharks'
right-fielder, has been a starter
for four years and has also played
third base,.shortstop and pitcher
during her high school career.
"Heather has a big time arm,
and can run," said Coach Jim Be-
lin. "She is having her best sea-


son at the plate. Heather is very
dedicated and is a hard worker
and brings the tools to play in the
next level. I am so proud of her.
She will be a great asset for the
LBW Saints."
Brinkmeier is currently hitting
.418 with 20 RBIs in 22 games.


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The Wewahitchka High
School baseball team
dropped two of three last
week to fall to 12-11 over-,
all. Wewahitchka finished
the regular season on with
a game versus Chipley at
Chipola Junior College.
Tuesday at 3 p.m., the
Gators will .open the dis-
trict tournament against
Liberty County at West
Gadsden High School, this
year's tournament host.
Wednesday, April 15
Port St. Joe 7, Wewahitchka 2
Host Port St. Joe won
a key district game played
as the Sharks maintained
a perfect 5-0 record in the
district and clinched the
top seed in the district tour-
nament.
Pot St. Joe got on the
scoreboard in the first in-
ning, but the Tiger Sharks
increased their lead to 4-0
in the bottom of the sec-
ond.
Gator pitcher David
Strickland settled down
and held the Tiger Sharks.
scoreless over the next
three innings.
The Gators broke
through in the fifth in-


Wewahitchka High seniors were recognized before
a game last week. Left to right: Josh Lollie, Chase
Harvey, Ryan Leaman, David Strickland.


ning. Ryan Leaman led off
with single and Brandon
Mayhann followed with a
double plating Leaman.
Billy Peak singled advanc-
ing Mayhann to third, and
Chance Knowles flew out
deep to centerfield scor-
ing Mayhann on a sacri-
fice fly.
The Tiger Sharks scored
three more in the sixth.
Leading hitters for Port
St. Joe were Levi Richter
and Tyrone Dawson, who
both had two hits and two
RBIs. For Wewahitchka,
Mayhann had three hits, in-
cluding two doubles and an
RBI, and Billy Wade,. Lea-


man and Beau McCorvey
had two hits each.
Thursday, April 16
Wewahitchka 10, Covenant Christian 0
Leaman, Baylen Price
and Knowles combined on
a two-hitter, and the Gators
won a five-inning run-rule
game.
The Gators scored in
the third inning when Wade
singled and stole second
base, Mayhann singled
scoring Wade and May-
hann scored on a single by
Knowles.
In the fourth, Peak hit a
double and the Gators led
6-0 after four innings.


Leading the hit parade
for the Gators with two
hits each were Josh Lol-
lie, Wade, Mayhann, Peak,
Knowles and Cory Walden.
Pitcher Price got the
win in relief improving his
record to 5-0.
Friday April 17, 2009
R.F. Munroe 11, Wewahitchka 10
Wewahitchka gave up
nine runs in the first inning
and rallied to tie the game
in the third only to give up
two runs in the fourth in an
11-10 road loss.
The Bobcats, now 19-2,
roughed up Gator starter
Chase Harvey with a com-
bination of-hits and walks
and two Gator errors to
gain the 9-0 early lead.
In the fourth inning,
Munroe scored the even-
tual winning runs on two
singles and a double for
two runs and all-9 lead.
The Gators cut the lead
to 11-10 in the fifth Wade
walk and scored on a two-
out double by Peak.
Leading hitters were
Mayhann with two hits and
3 RBIs, Leaman with two
hits and one RBI and Peak
a double and two RBIs.


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cles. Trophies will be awarded to the best entry
in each category.
Those entering the "A Taste of the Coast
Classics" can do so on the day of the festival,
and must pay a $25 entry fee.
The main event begins at 6 p.m. at the his-
toric Centennial Building.
As, of Monday, 10 restaurants had signed
on to showcase their food in the chef sampler.
Boyer noted that several others are likely to.
participate.
This year, attendees will vote for their favor-
ite dishes in categories such as entrees, des-
serts, etc
The "People's Choice" awards will be an-
nounced during the night's art auction.
"I think it'll make it interesting," said Boyer
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saxophonist "Hurricane Donnie" while perus-
ing the items in the live and silent auctions.
Nancy Swider, who is overseeing this year's
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Local artist George Boyer completed this whimsical pen
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groovy platform shoes.)


Indian Pass potter Daphne Lloyd donated this handmade clay
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Artist Monique Bavaud creates unforgettable portraits'
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LESSON from page Al


PHOTOS BY TIM CROFT I The Star
A coffin sat outside the media center all day, a mirror inside alerting students that
they could be next to be a victim of drunk driving. The coffin was surrounded by
photos from automobile wrecks in recent weeks.


They could not speak or
otherwise interact with
any other student the rest
of the day other than to
say, "Don't drink and drive.
Wear your seat belts."
Meanwhile, other stu-
dents were becoming ac-
quainted with the silver
bracelets law enforcement
provides when they happen
upon a drunk driver;
A select number of stu-
dents .ere "arrested"
throughout the' day, given
the black-and-white striped
jumper of a prisoner and
also ostracized from the
rest of the student body for
the rest of the day.
"We are just making the
kids realize one of their
peers could die from drink-
ing and driving," Plair said.
"We also want them to un-
derstand that:while one of
their peersmight die, they
could end up dealing with it
the rest of their lives, pos-
sibly in jail."
This is a new wrinkle oh
a theme the Sheriff's Office
and EMS begin to beat as
prom season approaches.
In other years as will be
the case next year law
enforcement and emer-
gency medical personnel
stage a mock accident, with
"victims" who perish and
"drunk drivers". who are


taken to jail.
"The state provided ev-
erything for this, the shirts,
signs, key chains, every-
thing," Plair said. "We saw
this in a handbook the state
sends out and'we liked
the idea, brought it to the
school board and the high
school and they were on
board."
The day culminated in a
solemn assembly at 1 p.m.
The assembly began
with the "prisoners" wheel-
ing the .casket into the R.
Marion Craig Coliseum,,
followed by the recently
"departed." As the "pris-


owners" took their seats in
the front row of bleachers,
the "dead" sat in a circle
around the casket:
The rest, of the student
body then heard from coun-
ty Judge Fred Witten and
an assistant state attorney
about legal consequences
and from a' deputy who
has had to make too many
late night trips to homes to
alert the next of kin that a
family member had died, in
this case a close friend of
* the deputy.
The 'students watched a
video of crash scenes and
statistics that drove home.


the point that when driving,
drinking is not the thing to
do. Have your fun, was the
message, but keep conse-
quences in mind.
"We can only give you
this information and tell you
about the consequences,"
Witten said after running
down the legal penalties of
drunk driving. "What you
do with that information is
up to you.
"'You can get killed. You
can kill somebody else
and have to live with that
the rest of your life. If you
want to act like an adult
and drink, be prepared to
serve the consequences as
an adult."
The timing of the event
was no coincidence, nor
was the harsh reality that
surveys have showed that
drinking and drinking in
large quantities in a short
period of time, so-called
binge drinking, are signifi-
cant problems among Gulf
County students.
As, assistant State At-
torney Tom Pell said, "The
most dangerous drug I've
ever dealt with in all my
years as a law enforcement
officer and a prosecutor is
alcohol."
But Witten may have put
it best when he said, "There
is no law that says you have
to try (drinking). No law at
all. You can still hav6 your
fun and not drink."
Had he talked at all dur-
ing the day, the Grim Reap-
er likely' would have had
similar words.


The "victims" surround the casket during the
assembly that ended "Ghost Out Day." During the
span of time of the assembly, two more people died
in the country due to drunk driving.


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Village Center green into Churchill Downs on the Coast!


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after attending Eric Heatherly's sold-out performance at
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The Tennessee guitar-slinging, songwriter-performer has made
numerous appearances on the CMT and CMA Awards. His first album,
Swimming in Champagne, (Mercury Records) delivered Billboard's
#44 Top Album of the year yielding the Top 40 single, "Flowers on
the Wall." Guitar Player, and music industry publication Music Row
magazine are among those singing his praises, and Playgirlnamed
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TO EXPERIENCE


VETERANS, MEMORIAL

Welcome "The Wall

that Heals" to St. Joe
On April 28, "The Wall That
Heals," will be traveling through
Port St. Joe on its way to Apala-
chicola.
The citizens of Port St. Joe are
invited to this one of a kind event to
say thank you to our Vietnam Veter-
ans. THE WALL will enter town on
Cecil Costin Boulevard at 12:30 p.m.,
and will turn onto Long Avenue.
Escorting THE WALL will be
hundreds of veterans on motor-,
cycles, most flying American Flags,
showing their respect for the over
58,000 souls, whose names are in-
scribed on THE WALL.
Civic organizations, civic leaders,
businesses,, churches :and schools
have been asked to mobilize their
members and assemble:at- desig-,
nated. locations along the escort
.route. Participants are encouraged
to bring their American flags and
patriotic banners. If you have a golf
cart, decorate it and join others on
Long Avenue.
If you would like further infor-
mation, or you would like to volun-
teer your services, please contact
Barbara Drake, Volunteer for The
Three Servicemen Statue South at
barbara.drake@gmail.com, or 850-
229-5251.


The Wall that Heals next stop will be in Apalachicola


The Wall That Heals, a
brand new version of the
traveling, half-scale repli-
ca of the Vietnam Veterans
Memorial will visit Apala-
chicola, Florida at the end
of April. This new memo-
rial wall will be on display
in Apalachicola's Veterans
Memorial Plaza Thursday,
April 30 through Sunday,
May 3. Apalachicola will
be the third stop on its ini-
tial national tour. The Vet-
etans Tribute. Motorcycle,
a rolling work of automo-
tive 'art by Lewis Co-
lon, of Fort Lauderdale,
Florida, traveling with
The Wall That Heals, will
be ridden as a part of the
motorcycle escort.
The Wall That Heals
also features a new Trav-
eling Museum anrd Infor-
mation Center providing
a comprehensive educa-
tional component to enrich
and complete visitors' ex-'
periences. The Museum
features some of the more
than 100,000 items that
have been left at The Wall
since it was built, as well
as items left at The Wall
That Heals. The exhibits
also feature photos and
biographical information
on some of the more than
58,000 individuals whose
names are on The Wall.
Other displays chronicle
the history of The Wall and
facts about the Vietnam
War. The Information Cen-


ter will be staffed by volun-
teers who will assist visi-
tors in finding names on
The Wall. In addition, the:
Department of Veterans
Affairs from Tallahassee,
Florida will have a mobile
Vet Center on site during
this event t.o provide coun-
selirig and iriformation on
services available to all
veterans.
During this event, The
Wall will be featured along-
side Apalachicola's Three
Soldiers, Detail, the sole
authorized partial-scale
replica of the Three Ser-
vicemen Statue. This
one-of-a-kind event will
be the only time these two
national memorials will be
presented together out-
side.of Washington, D.C.
The' public is invited to
welcome the motorcycle.
motorcade escorting The
Wall That Heals enter-
ing Apalachicola from the
west on U.S. 98, on Tues-
day, April 28 around 1 p.m.
(all times are EST). Show
your patriotism with ban-
ners and flags as it passes
along its route to the end-
point next to the Three
Soldiers, Detail.
The Opening Ceremo-
ny will feature Ann Wol-
cott, past. national Presi-
dent of the National Gold
Star Mothers, as keynote
speaker; the very moving
Missing Man Table & Hon-
ors ceremony presented by


the Tyndall Honor Guard;
and ,a presentation of pa-
triotic music and song.
Country Western veteran,
Chuck Price, of "Unsung
Hero" fame is expected to,
sing during the opening
and closing ceremonies.
The Opening Ceremony
is scheduled on Thursday,
April 30 at 11 a.m. A spe-
cial program for schools
will be held on Friday, May
1 at 10 a.m.
The Closing Ceremony
will take place on Sunday,
May 3 at 7 p.m. Featured
keynote speaker will be
Apalachicola native and
West Point graduate, COL
(USA-Ret) Harry Buzzett.
This ceremony will in-
clude a bagpipe tribute to
veterans; flag folding cer-
emony and a firing party
honors detachment from
the Tyndall Honor Guard;
and a special rendition of
Taps.
This event is ajointven-
ture between its sponsor,
Three Servicemen Statue
South, Inc. and the Viet-
nam Veterans Memorial
Fund. More information
regarding the event can
be found at the website
and additional information
on The Wall That Heals is
available at If you would
like to volunteer for the
event, please contact the
Volunteer Coordinator,
Tom Brocato at or phone
850-596-2723.


Righteous Rutabagas: Lynch


displays vegetable bounty


By Despina Williams
Star Staff Writer
Standing in the Piggly Wiggly parking
lot, shaded by the open door of his trunk,'
Bill Lynch cast a proud glance at the bounty
resting on his floorboards.
"I'll tell you what, that's a lot of eating'
right there," said Lynch, gazing at a trio of
massive rutabagas.
Lynch planted the rutabagas in his High-
land View garden patch last October and
nurtured them throughout the winter.


The secret to healthy rutabagas, he not-
ed, is to plant them 18 inches apart and apply
frequent doses of 13-13-13 fertilizer.
Lynch plucked the rutabagas last Wednes-
day and heaved them onto a garden scale.
Two weighed 11 pounds and the third,
which Lynch stripped of its "raggedy top,"
weighed in slightly less, at nine pounds.
Though the rutabagas certainly looked
impressive, the green-thumbed gardener
believes he's capable of much better.
. "Wait 'til next year," said Lynch. "I'll have
some whoppers."


"Wait 'til next year. I'll have some whoppers."


-Bill Lynch L


Highland
View resident
Bill Lynch
showcases
three
rutabagas
that total 31
pounds. One
weighted 9
pounds while
two weighed
in at a
whopping 11
pounds.
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Thursday, April 23, 2009


Graduations and WEDDINGS


Lolley-Creamer
Wedding
Miss Ashten M.
Lolley requests
the honor of your
presence at the
marriage of her
Father Scotty A.
Lolley to Hannah I.
Creamer, daughter
of Doug and Gwen.
Creamer.
Please join us
as we celebrate
new beginnings,
new dreams, and
most importantly,
new love at 2
p.m. on Saturday,
May 23 at Medart
Assembly of God in
Crawfordville.
Reception to
follow.


LaBrid Vernese Figueroa
to graduate
LaBria will graduate from Seminole
Community College Adult High School on
April 30. She has maintained a 3.68 GPA,
while attending high school along with the
duties of being a full-time mom to a precious
son Jay, working and pursuing a music
career. Her favorite hobbies are cooking,
singing, writing poetry and modeling. (She
is a graduate of the Barbizon School of
Modeling.) She was on the newspaper staff
and wrote an article "Overcoming Obstacles
A Success Story."
She received many encouraging
comments from the student body and
Administrators regarding the published
article. The fall, LaBria plans to pursue
a two-year Registered Nursing degree at
Valencia Community College in Orlando, FL.
LaBria is the daughter of very proud
parents Erika Manning and Paul Figueroa,
sister to Christopher, Zaynah, Paul, Jr. and
Paris, niece of Jarrette and Erinn Ballard
of Orlando, FL, granddaughter of Raymond
and Lynn Driesbach of Port St. Joe and


Blanco Figueroa of West Palm Beach, FL,
great-granddaughter of James and Marie
Bennett of Port St. Joe and the late Kylar and.
Gertrude Hamilton.
We are very proud of you and your
accomplishments.
We love you dearly,
Your family


Tasmin L. Mickson graduates


Tasmin L. Mickson graduated from the Tom
E Haney Technical Center's practical nursing
program and has alsopassed her Florida,
Board of Nursing certification and is a licensed
practical nurse. She is the daughter of Donald and
Jacqueline Mickson.


Local BRIEFS


Shipmate
memories/reunion
Navy and Marine Corps
shipmates'who served on
the USS Columbus CA-74/
CG-12 from 1944 through
1976 and the USS Colum-
bus (SSN-762) past and
present, if you would like
to share memories and ca-
maraderie with old friends
and make new ones, con-
tact Allen R. Hope, Presi-
dent, 3828 Hobson Road,
Fort Wayne, IN 46815-4505.
Hope's phone number
is 260-486-2221 and call be-
tween the hours of 8 a.m.
and 5 pm. ET. Fax number
is 260,492-9771 ard e-mail
is hope4391@comcast.net.
A USS Columbus CA-
74/CG-12/SSN-762Reunion
is planned for Sept. 30
through Oct. 3 at the Holi-
Sday Inn Select in Nashville,
TN. Please contact Hope


for more information.

Turtle watch
volunteers needed
St. Joseph Peninsula
is host to one of the high-
est densities of nesting
sea turtles in the Florida
panhandle and we need
volunteers to assist in the
continued monitoring of
sea turtle nesting activity
and hatchling disorienta-
tion events on the Cape.
Volunteers must be re-
liable and be able to walk
at least two miles on the
beach in the early morn-
ing, at or shortly after
sunrise and/or operate an
ATV to perform surveys.
Volunteers must be able
to commit to specific days
of the week and be able to
stick to a schedule. Volun-
teers .will be needed from
May 1- Oct. 31. Volun-'


teers will need to be able
to accurately collect and
record data concerning
turtle nesting activity and
be able to appropriately
mark and monitor nests.
Increasing public, aware-
ness about sea turtles and
human impacts on them
is an important part of the
turtle patrols. Volunteers
must be able to deal effec-
tively with the public. The
Aquatic Preserve will pro-
vide educational materials
to turtle patrol volunteers.
If you are interested fn
participating:
Please contact Kim
Wren at the Preserve:
850/670-4783, ext. 104 or
You can help protect lo-
cal sea turtles!

Senior trips.
Menopause: The Musi-
cal, the play is a one-day


trip on May 2 to Huntsville,
Ala.
There is also a Nash-
ville, TN trip, two nights
and three days, May 15-17,
which includes the Op-'
ryland 'Hotel, Luncheon
Cruise and Grand Ole
Opry.
A 21-night, 22-day Pa-
cific Northwest Tour, June
7-28, will go all the way to
California, Oregon, Avenue
of the Giants Redwood For-
est, Seattle, Yellowstone,
Cody, WY and many other
sites of interest.
For more information
call Merita Stanley at 850-
594-9980.

Free lunch for
motorcycle
enthusiasts
The Gulf County Tour-
ist Development Council


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The Forgotten Coast Chapter of FRLA and the GulfCounty Scholarship
Committee invite you to attend 4 Tasrl f the Coast., n .rtJful AlFair, 2009.
This wonderful annual event. now in its silth year, features original works
of art for ale and auction, a classic car, boat and bike show, student art
compelions and performances, children's art projects. live music, a
spectacular restaurant lasting featuring cuisine from regional ealtees .
cash barm, prre drawings and morel Venues or 2009 are Port S I)oe's '
historic Centennial .0, 'O"
Building and Frank Pale
Park. For additional esenl and Indging
details, visit www.arasteofthecost.com
or calle(50I227.377". Proedsd he nefit
.holaiIlps for Gulf County gradual.

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Orthe OT


is hosting a free lunch to
motorcycle enthusiasts-on
Friday, May 1 from 11 a.m.
to 2 p.m. at Frank Pate
Park. Bikers will be of-
fered grilled hamburgers
and hot dogs with all the
fixins, a beautiful view of
St. Joseph's Bay, and live
music featuring Randy
Stark. The Biker's Wel-
come Lunch coincides with
the Thunder Beach Spring
Motorcycle Rally held at
Panama City Beach. Many
bikers attending the Spring
Rally will be making day
time rides throughout the
surrounding area includ-
ing Port St. Joe, Cape San
Bias, and Wewahitchka.
The Tourist Development
Council would like to wel-
come bikers visiting Gulf
County and offer Port St.
Joe as a great resting
place to explore downtown
and take in the scenic view
during their travels.
Sunday, May 3 the Port
St. Joe Methodist Church
will host a casual, outdoor
worship service to include
a blessing of the bikes. All
are welcome and coffee


and refreshments will be
served.
The Gulf County Tour-
ist Development Council
marketing grant program
is funding the:
Beach Blast Triathlon
and Duathlon April 25,
7 a.m. to noon CDT at the
Veteran's Memorial Park
of Beacon Hill, A Taste of
the Coast, an Artful Affair,
April 25, 10 a.m. 4 p.m.
at Frank Pate Park and
then 6 p.m. at the Centen-
nial Building, and Plein Air
Paint Out 2009, May 7-17.
To see more upcoming
events go online to www.
visitgulf.com.
The Beach Blast is
looking for volunteers. If
you are interested in runt-
ning, swimming, and bik-
ing we need you! Choose
your own volunteer sta-
tion. All ages are welcome.
Students and school teams
and organizations will
receive validation for vol-
unteer hours for college
scholarships. Learn more
about this fun event by
contacting the TDC office
850-229-7800.


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At last week's meeting the Port St. Joe Lions Club fulfilled its annual commitment to Sacred Heart Hos-
pital with a donation of $5,000 to Dr. Henry Roberts.
Dr. Roberts spoke to'the current progress of.the Sacred Heart hospitalconstruction at the Lions Club
meeting. It is very exciting to see this vision rising from the ground on the east side of Port StJoe next to
Mainstay Suites. The interior emergency rooms and facilities at the new hospital are taking shape. In
the near future you will see an additional building rising to provide offices for medical providers.. Sacred
Heart hospital is bringing much needed medical services to the county, and as important -JOBS.
Port St Joe, Lions Club made a significant commitment of $50,000 to Sacred Heart two years ago along
with. many others in the community to bring a,top-flight medical facility to the community. This commitment
is to be spread over 10 years, with $5,000 a year as the Lions' goal. So far, PSJ Lions have fulfilled that .
goal with a total of $15,000 submitted to Sacred Heart. The funding for this venture has been raised
through the Lions Club Sportsman Banquet held at the Box R Ranch.


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Thursday, April 23, 2009


Local


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Gulf County Chamber of Commerce moves downtown


Hating to leave the waterfront
but knowing that visibility on Reid
Ave. will help merchants in down-
town Port St. Joe was the decision
maker for the Board of Directors
of the Chamber to bite the bullet
and move on up uptown that is!
Signage directing visitors from
Hwy 98 and 71 will point them in
the right direction to find the won-
derful shops in our quaint shop-
ping district.
Havingrecentlyspiffeduptheir
facades with grants from the Port
St. Joe Redevelopment Agency,
these dedicated merchants are
ready for Spring shoppers.'
The Chamber is located at 101
Reid Ave. in Suite 101 which is
on the corner of First Street and'
Reid Ave. Our signs are in place
so we are easyoto find.
We love being able to walk a
very short distance to our busi-


PHOTOS CONTRIBUTED BY DEBBIE HOOPER
Members of the Gulf County Chamber of Commerce cut the
ribbon during the building's recent dedication.
nesses. We invite you to stop in like to remind our members to
and see our office. We also would bring updated brochures for the


Residents gather inside the spacious new digs.
office.' creasing with spring and summer
Our drop-in numbers are in- visitors here more now.


Noted maritime painter to be Quickdraw competition judge


The winner of a record
12 awards at the Mystic In-
ternational Marine Exhiibi-
tion in Mystic Connecticut
will be the judge for the
Forgotten Coast Plein.Air
Quickdraw, an opportunity
for artists to paint en plein
air for cash prizes, on Sat-
urday, May 9,2009 in Port St.
Joe, Florida. Don Demers, a
resident of Maine; was born
in Lunenberg, a small rural
community in central Mas-
sachusetts. His interests in
painting maritime subjects
began while spending his
summers on the coast in
Boothbay Harbor, Maine.
He'attended the School of
the Worcester Art Museum
and the Massachusetts Col-
lege of Arts. Demers' edu-
cation continued at sea as a-
crewmember aboard many
traditional sailing vessels,
where he experienced first
hand the workings of tra-
ditional sailing ships and
the mysterious beauty of
the open ocean. He cruised
the waters of the Atlantic,


the Pacific and the Carib-
bean during this period, ob-
serving and recording the
experiences in his visual
memory.
Demers'. professional
career began as an il-
lustrator, expanding into
maritime subjects. as the
years progressed. A move
to make his permanent
home in Maine in 1984
marked a dramatic change
in which illustration yielded
to maritime and landscape:
painting. He is a member of
Plein Air Painters of Amer-
ica, "fellow" of the Ameri-
can Society of Marine Art-
ists (ASMA), a member of
the Guild of Boston Art-
ists, and his paintings have
been featured ih numer-
ous publications including
American Artist, Yacht-
ing, Marine Painting and
Yachts on Canvas by James
-Tylor, A Gallery of Marine
Art, Rockport Publishers,
and an instructional text-
book titled Marine Paint-.
ing: Techniques of Modern


Masters published by Wat-
son Guptill;
Energetic, incrediblytal-
ented and versatile, artist
Don Demers is one of the
leaders of today's cohtem-
porary realists. Teaching
his techniques and sharing
his. experiences with art-
ists and demonstrating the
depth and versatility of this
tine-honored media is one
of the things he enjoys most
as an.artist. Demers is cur-
rently filming a series of in-
structional videos entitled
'The Outdoor Studio,' soon
to be seen on Public Televi-
sion.
The Quickdraw- is a
timed two-hour en plein air
painting event from 10 a.m.
until noon, open to anyone
over the age of 14 who has
their own art supplies and
easels. There will be no de-
lineation between amateur
or professional.. All artists
may use any medium, but
must paint in the plein air
tradition. From noon on
there Will be a judging and


the mornings' paintings
will be available for sale.
In addition, there will be
live music, an art project
for children to enjoy and,
of course, the shops and
restaurants of Reid Avenue
and Williams Avenue to ex-
plore.
Interested artists may
fill out applications at www.
pleinairfl.com or pick up
San application at the' Port
St.' Joe Redevelopment
Agency. The deadline is
May 6 and the registration
fee is.$10 (which is applied
to prize money). Checks
should be made out to For-
gotten Coast Cultural Coali-
tion or pay online at www.
pleinairfl.com. For more in-
formation contact Lorinda
Gingell at 229-6899i
This event is presented
by the Port St. Joe Rede-
velopment Agency, the Gulf
County Chamber of Com-
merce and the Forgotten
Coast Cultural Coalition.
The Forgotten Coast Plein
,Air Quickdraw is part of


a 10-day event, called the'
Forgotten Coast Plein
Air Invitational, the Great
Paint-out, held May 7-17
and coordinated by the For-
gotten Coast Cultural Coali-
tion, a non-profit organiza-
tion established to produce
,regional multi-community
cultural events that im-
prove the quality of life for
the coastal area. Nationally
acclaimed artists will gath-
er on Florida's Forgotten
Coast, from Mexico Beach
to Carrabelle, to document
the landscape and culture
of this last vestige of au-
/ thentic "Old Florida."
What is Plein Air? Plein
Air comes from the French
term "en plein air" meaning
"in the open air." It is a style
of creating art outside in
the moment, primarily (but
not necessarily) from na-
ture. Although this style of
is often thought of as land-
scape painting, many other
subjects can be depicted,
including still life, figures,
portraits and architecture.


A true plein air painting is
done on location, capturing
the atmosphere of the mo-
ment. The majority of the
painting is completed on
site with little to no work to
be done in the studio.
What akes Plein Air
special? Plein air is valued
for its sense of spontaneity
and for the skill artists de-
velop at quickly and deftly
capturing the essence of a
moment of light or shadow
on a subject. It's style that
demands training to pos-
sess an awareness of time,
color, light, temperature,
sound, sight, atmosphere
and emotion. Plein air art
is not created in a deliber-
ate or planned manner. It
is fresh and uncontrived,.
created from life and in
the moment. Plein Air
paintings can be in any
medium, including oil,
acrylic, pastel and water-
dolor. It can be created on
any kind of paper or.can-
vas and can be any style of
painting.


St. Marks National



Refuge cranes are off


The first unassisted spring migra-
tion for the 2008 whooping cranes con-
tinues.
On March 30, all seven sub-adult
whooping cranes wintering at St.
Marks 'National Wildlife Refuge left
together to.begin their migration
northward.
Satellite data from one bird's trans-
mitter, revealed that the St. Marks
cranes were in Alabama by March 31,
and had reached Kentucky by April 2,
according to the update from April 7
on the Whooping Crane Eastern Part-
nership (WCEP) website.
Six of the birds were near Gridley,
Illinois, about 100 miles southwest of
Chicago. One of those birds was in-
jured and had been recently picked up
there: The bird reportedly has severe
multiple leg fractures and has been
examined by veterinarians. Progno-
sis is not stated.
The seventh bird, a female, has be-
come separated from the group. She
is reported to be alone in Iowa.
An update on the Chassahowitzka
National Wildlife Refuge flock-
Four of the seven birds left the
refuge on March 24. Three of them
were reportedly in McHenry County,


PHOTO COURTESY OF BETTY PARKER
Illinois. The fourth crane split off from
his/her group somewhere between
Alabama and Illinois. Its present
whereabouts were unknown (as of the
April 7 update).
The remaining three cranes left
Chassahowsitzka on Saturday, April
4, traveling north to Georgia and as
of the website update on April 7, were
near Albany, Georgia.


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and flying

For more information and updates
on the cranes independent return mi-
gration north contact, .
Fourteen whooping cranes migrat-
ed with the ultralites to Florida in Jan-
uary 2009. A flock of seven landed on
Jan. 17, at a prepared site in St. Marks
Wildlife Refuge (SMWR); seven more
flew further south to-Chassahowitzka
National Wildlife Refuge, reaching
their new winter home Jan. 23 on the
southern Gulf.
Placed in top-netted pens, they
awaited-their health checks, perma-
nent bands and transmitters. Once
these tasks were done,i the cranes
were free to fly in and out of their
larger pen during daylight; they for-
aged for food and explored the world
outside their enclosure.
At dusk, a "roost check" was per-
formed at both locations and the birds
were brought into the safety of their
pens. Team members used aloud, re-
corded crane voice to attract the birds
back to their roost on the manmade
oyster bar.
"Sometimes it took more than
three hours to round up the birds
Sand return them to the safety of their
pen,"


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If you know of anyone looking to add a new baby
to the family- St. Joseph Bay Humane Society has
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Lab mixes & mixes of other sorts.. They are
adorable, healthy pups & kittens; playful and
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HOMES!! All pets will be spayed/neutered when
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Tenth St. Tues. Sat, between 10ani & 4pm. You
may also call 227-1103 & ask for Melody!

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If you are suffering from an
illness, or disease, or an injury,
have to tell or a birth defect, of course you
each day. want to be healed! Our most
have to say it difficult problems in life relate
lay. to our health. All of a sudden,
barometer when health problems arise,
place. .our life screeches to a halt. All
a true of our goals, and desires, take
will show on a back seat to overcoming that
physical problem.
mplacent as Can God heal? Of course He
to, can. Does God always heal on
we don't show demand?. Most rational people
ht to. would say "No!" I believe that
need to work God desires us to be healthy,
ght shine each but sometimes it is our lack of
cooperation, that causes our
ild return or health problems to continue.
called away Those, who seek a miracle
our neighbor of healing from God, often
practice this forget that God has already
placed within us a complex
i be ready collection of biological'
urns or if processes, that protects and
away. heals by identifying, and killing,
says owe no pathogens (germs) and tumor
ig, but to love cells. Medical people call this
our IMMUNE SYSTEM.
,go, let's leave Remember the last time
ebt free my that you went to see a doctor.
What did he or she ask you?
Wasn't it, do you do this or that,
/ Billy Johnson or drink this or that, etc, etc.?


When it comes to
divine healing, I am
a firm believer.
God has His part,
and we have our
part.

Did you ever stop and think,
"Why am I being asked all this
personal stuff?" Youoare being
asked these things, because
nearly everything that we do,
or eat, or drink, or breathe,
has an effect upon our immune
systems. Pharmacies, and
health food stores, routinely
carry products, which have
been found to strengthen
immune systems. Often the
drugs, which doctors prescribe,
are ones, which have been
found to strengthen our
immune systems.
Many of the commandments
in scripture, which relate to
human behavior, relate to
things, which strengthen,
or weaken, our immune
system. Guess what? God's


commandments are for our
own good!
Not too long ago, I paid a
visit to a person, who was,.
according to the doctors, dying
of cancer. What I found, was
that the person was sitting
out doors, on a cool windy
day, smoking, one cigarette
after another. We talked about
prayer for healing, and I
explained how vital it is that we
do our part, before expecting
God to do His part.
When it comes to divine
healing, I am a firm believer. I
have seen numerous instances
of miraculous healing. But, we
have to remember that when
it comes to healing, God has
His part, and we have our part.
If we are living clean healthy
lives, eating, and drinking
things, which strengthen our
immune systems, the door is
Open for God to do His part.
It doesn't make a whole lot
of sense for us to ask God for
healing, while we are eating,
drinking, or breathing things
that weaken our God given
immune systems. Even if God
did heal us, we would get the
sickness back in a few days.


In the Bible (James 5: 14-16)
We have God's prescription
for healing. Bring the person
to the elders of the church, or
ask the elders to come to the
sick, praying over the person,
anointing him/her with oil in
, the name of the Lord. We are
told that the prayer of faith will
heal the sick, and the Lord will
raise him/her up.
At the Mexico Beach
Christian Worship Center,
we gladly pray for healing
in accordance with the
instructions in the book of
James, after each service. .
Plan to join us this Sunday!
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, FL.
God bless,
Pastor Tim Morrill
Mexico Beach Christian Worship Center
pastor@mexicobeachtwc.com


Yard sale fundraiser at
Long Avenue Baptist
Church
The Long Avenue Baptist
Church will hold a fundraising
yard sale in their Family Life
Center at 1601,Long Ave, Port
St Joe, on Saturday, April 25
starting at 7 a.m. ET. A bake
sale will also be available to
satisfy your sweet tooth.
Proceeds from this yard
sale will go directly to the
church's Brazil Missions ef-
forts. A team of volunteer
missionaries frbm-LABC will
be headed to the Amazon Riv-
er Basin in the coming year.
Organized through Amazon
Vision Ministries, their goal is
to carry the Hope of Christ to
the'Ribeirinho People of the
Amazon-River Basin.
Reaching out to the isolat-
ed villages located in this vast
region, the volunteers minis-
ter to spiritual and physical
needs of the people from a
floating base of operations, a
river boat. The scope of these
ministries include medical
and dental care, distribution
of certain medicines, fresh
water well drilling, clothing
distribution, evangelism, dis-
cipleship, leadership develop-
ment training, church plant-
ing, children's Bible educa-
tion, and construction teams.
Join us at the church on
Saturday, April 25 we have a
large inventory of quality do-:
hated items offered for sale.
We appreciate your support
in helping to offset costs as-


Church BRIEFS

sociated with travel to/from
Brazil for our missionary vol-
unteers.

Revival Services at
Victory Temple
Victory Temple First Born
Holiness Church, located at
315 Martin Luther King, Jr.
Blvd. in Port St. Joe will hold
Revival Services at 7:30 p.m.
nightly May 4-8.
The theme is "Women
Coming out Preaching the
Gospel."
Monday night speakers
will be Evangelist Sharkett
Gathers and Sister Evanlina
Middleton.
Tuesday night the speaker
will be Missionary Sandra
Bell..
Wednesday night the
speaker will be Missionary
Barbara Watts.
SThursday night the speak-.
er will be Deaconess Beverly,
Ash.
Friday night's speakers
will be Missionary Marilyn
Bolden and Sister Iris Bolden
Gathers.
Come and be blessed.

Community Gospel
Concert
We would like to invite you
and your family to join in this
special event sponsored by
Emmaus United Methodist
Church in conjunction with
Christian Virtues Gospel Opry
which will be hosting a gospel
concert featuring Fortress


Ministries beginning at 6:30
p.m. CT on Saturday, April 25.
Doors open at 6 p.m.
This event will include an
open microphone for all who
wish to sing. However, sing-
ers need to bring, their instru-
ments or soundtracks. Re-
freshments will be served. i
For more information
contact Emmaus Methodist
Church, located at 1206 Coun-
ty 2297 '(near Cook Bayou/San-
dy Creek Ranch), at 871-3903.

Pastor
Appreciation Day
The Highland View Church
of God will honor its Pastor,
Louis Lemley, on April 26. To
celebrate this occasion we will
have a special singing "Ves-
sels of Clay". to be here for
morning worship at 11 a.m.
Everyone is welcome to
coine and enjoy this fellow-
ship and have lunch after
the service in the Fellowship
Hall;

Beach Baptist Chapel
Homecoming
Homecoming will be held
at Beach Baptist Chapel on
Sunday, April 26 at 11 a.m.
ET. Dinner will be held on
the grounds after the service.
Everyone is invited.
Beach Baptist Chapel is lo-
cated at 311 Columbus Street,
St. Joe Beach. For more in-
formation about this or other
activities at the' church, call
647.3950.


Family Life
Church
Pastors Andrew & Cathy Rutherford
Welcome you to worship with us:
Sunday 10:30am
Sunday Night Prayer 6pm
Wednesday 7pm


A Spirit Filled
Outreach Oriented
Word of Faith Church


HOME OF THE'
POWERHOUSE
YOUTH MINISTRIES


vwww.familylifechurchb,.e
S323 Reid Ave Downtown Port St. Joe, FL 850-229-5433


SSchedule of Worship Services
Sunday
Sunday School 9:00 AM
Morning worship all ages 10:00 AM
Wednesday
o v e Mid Week Bible Study 6:00 PM
Elective Adult Classes 6:00 PM
Shur ch Children & Youth Ministry 6:00 PM
Nursery provided for all services


The friendly place to worship!

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


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


first Baptist Church
.A 102 THIRD STREET PORT ST. JOE
Jerome Barnes, Interim, Pastor
Buddy Caswell, Minister of Music & Education
"r Bobby Alexander, Minister to Srtdenrts
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


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Dr. Tim Hines


comes to Family

Life Church


Dr. Tim Hines is a 1983 graduate of International
Seminary, in Plymouth, Fla., where he completed his
bachelors and masters degrees in Theology
For the past 10 years Tim has served as alumni
instructor at Brother Norvel Haye's New Life Bible
College.
Tim is married to a virtuous woman of God by the
name of Jodi and they have two beautiful children.
They are based here in Florida, and are submitted to
Pastor David Garcia of Brooksville Assembly of God.
Tim and Jodi have started two churches and
pastored'iwo 61Fiers: They feel the call of God to
spend a-season on the road evangelizing,, and they
operate with a powerful Prophetic voice.
Ti'm 'and Jodi are looking forward to what God will
do in. these meetings at Family Life Church. We have
seentruly amazing displays of the Gifts of the Spirit
in every meeting Tim has conducted at Family Life
Church.
Come experience the powerful messages and
receive from the Word of God. Pastors and ministers
are especially welcome on Sunday night to receive a
fresh word from God. :
If ybou desire to be someone who makes a difference
in this'world, or just simply need a touch from God,
we encourage you to come out to Family Life Church,
this Sunday morning, April 26 at 10.:30 a.m. EDT, and
Sunday night at6 p:m. EDT.
You will not be 'disappointed. Please see the ad in
this paper for directions or call for more information.


Jesus is Lord and He is waiting,
FOR YOU AT:
Sigfrtanb Bieta Saptisit ( urt
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.


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Thursday, April 23, 2009


Faith


The Star I B


Gulf County 4-H program has new director


By Despina Williams
Star Staff Writer


After three years in a middle
school classroom, Melanie Tay-
lor decided she needed a change
of scenery. Taylor, who
earned a master's degree
in education from Virginia
Tech, knew she wanted
to continue working with
kids, but desired a less for-
mal instructional setting.
Becoming a 4-H exten-
sion agent satisfied all of ME
Taylor's requirements.
"I really liked the flex- TA
ibility of it, the informality
of it. It's a lot more hands-on with
the kids. There's a huge gamut
of things you can do with them,"


said Taylor.
After previously working with
4-H in her native Virginia, Taylor
now helms Gulf County's 4-H pro-
gram.
She is a 4-H/Family and Con-
sumer Science (FCS) agent with
the University of Flori-
da's Institute of Fool and
Agricultural Sciences
(IFAS) extension office.
Taylor participated in
4-H as a child, learning to
cook sew and raise small
animals under the watch-
LANIE ful eye of her father, Who
YLOR worked as a 4-H agent
in Virginia for 32 years.
"It was cool to have your
dad doing that kind of thing," said
Taylor, who picked up a few tips
from the old man. "He taught me


to be a good listener, to be pa-
tient at times and open-minded
to what your community wants,"
she said.
In Gulf County, Taylor will lead
4-H students aged 5-18 through
a variety of activities, begin-
ning with the annual Tropicana
Speech contest, held today at We-
wahitchka Elementary School.
Other activities will include horse
day camps, gardening and a five-
day/four-night summer camp at
Niceville's Camp Timpoocheed.
Taylor is excited about sum-,
mer camp, which she enjoyed
as a child. "A lot of people dread
it, but I'm looking forward, to it,",
said Taylor, who enjoys watching
students bond over shared activi-
ties. "On Monday, they're shy, but
by the end of the week, they're all


close friends."
In her second role as FCS
agent, Taylor will teach children
and adults the importance of ex-
ercise and healthy eating.
Taylor plans to visit senior
centers in Port St. Joe and Wewa-
hitchka to teach the food pyramid
and lead an exercise class.
To engage students in a mean-
ingful discussion of nutrition, Tay-
lor has planned taste-tests and
food festivals. She has already
begun to help students cultivate
school gardens, a pet project of
extension agent Roy Lee Carter.
Taylor credits participation
in 4-H and FCS programs with
making students more respon-
sible, respectful and skilled than
peers who lack such enrichment.
"I think they get exposed to a va-


riety of things that they might not
otherwise be exposed to," noted
Taylor. "(4-H and FCS) provide
them with a lot of skills as they
get older."
Students can join 4-H without
shelling out cash for member-
ships, though activities such as
summer camps do require a
small fee.
In her brief time in Gulf Coun-
ty, Taylor has come to appreciate
the area's mild winters, early
spring and wholesome family val-
ues. "I've noticed it's very fam-
ily-oriented here," said Taylor.
"The parents want to be involved,
which is good. Volunteers are
necessary for 4-H to grow."
For more information on the
extension office's 4-H program,
call 639-3200.


GALA DONATES TO 'A TASTE OF THE COAST'








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On Wednesday, April 15, 2009, the Gulf Alliance for Local Arts (GALA) donated $2,500 to "A Taste of
the Coast" to help promote this worthy event that encourages art and culture in our area.
The event begins with "Art in the Park' on Saturday April 25 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Frank Pate Park and
features participating artists showing and selling their works, a student Painting and Poetry Contest as well
as classic cars, boats and bikes, live music and food. At 6 p.m. the event moves to the Centennial Building
'featuring live music, ,live and silent auctions and samples of local cuisine from area restaurants.
"Without contributions and local support, this cultural event would not be possible. We greatly appreci-
ate this most generous donation from GALA," stated Dana B6yer, ATOTC Chairperson. All proceeds go to
endow scholarships for Gulf County students.
"This contribution further demonstrates GALA's commitment to building a local infrastructure for the arts in
Franklin Co., Gulf Co. and Mexico Beach by including public recognition for all types of local artists, arts'
activities in schools, public arts events and.information on local arts and culture," stated Sandie Yarbrough,
GALA Board Member.
GALA's goal is to raise public awareness of the arts by coordinating, presenting, encouraging, and
promoting the Arts including the visual, performing, literary and media arts as well as art education in bur
community.


Estuarine Research Reserve Panhandle Habitat Series


The Apalachicola Na-
tional Estuarine Research
Reserve announces its
Panhandle Habitat Series
classes this spring, includ-
ing a brand new class,
Sandhills and Steepheads.
The Pine Flatwoods
and Savannahs Class will'
be offered twice: May 13
Sand 20, 2009, 8:45 a.m. to
4:30 p.m. ET at the Apala-
chicola National Estuarine
Research Reserve Nature
Center. This class covers
the ecology, geology, and
natural history of the pine
flatwoods and savannahs.
Learn about the various
habitats and plant com-
munities found in this fas-
cinating system. Subjects
will include biodiversity,
plants and animals and
their interactions, the vital
importance of the system
and threats and conserva-
tion. Be prepared to spend


the morning in the class-
room and the afternoon in
the field exploring the flat-
woods and savannahs of
the Apalachicola National
Forest. Waterproof foot-
wear is advised as the sa-
vanhahs can be quite wet.
The Sandhills ,aid
'Steepheads Class will be
offered on May 6, 2009, 8:45
a.m. to 4:30 p.m. EAST-
ERN TIME at the Nature
Conservancy's Bluffs
& Ravines Center near
Bristol. This class covers
sandhills and steephead
ravines. Learn about the
physiogeographicfeatures
of the region including the
formation of these hills,
soil makeup, and forma-
tion of the ravines. Plant
and animal communities
are explored along with
their relationships to one
another and to their en-
vironment. Be prepared


FIRST UNITED
METHODIST CHURCH
Constitution and Monument Port St. Joe


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


550) 227-1724.
Rev. Mac Fulcher
Pastor
Ann Comforter Jereny Dixon
Music Director Youth Minister
Deborah Loyless.
Director of Children Ministries


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C H U R C H
Michael Rogers Pastor
9:45 AM ................................................ Sunday School
10:30 AM ..................................... Fellowship Breakfast
11:00 A M ......................................... ......... W worship
6:00 PM ........................... ........... ............... W worship
www.faithbiblepsj.net
801 20th Street Port St. Joe 229-6707
Home ofFaith Christian School
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to spend the morning in
the classroom and the
afternoon on the Nature
Conservancy's Garden of
Eden Trail. We will walk
through the sandhills
and down into steephead
ravines. We should see
many rare and unique
plants and animals on this
field trip. (This class does
require hiking on steep
terrain).


If you have any ques-
tions or to register, please
contact Alan Knothe at
850-653-8063 or by e-mail
at alan.knothe@dep.state.
fl.us. After you sign up
by e-mail or phone, you
will receive a registration
form to be returned with
your payment. Remem-
ber, these classes fill very
quickly, so be sure to reg-
ister as soon as possible.


TO KNOW CHRIST AND TO MAKE HIM KNOWN
Please come and meet our new
Rector Father Tommy Dwyer!
4/ ST. JAMES'
EPISCOPAL CHURCH
800 22ND STREET, PORT ST. JOE
8:00 and 11:00 a.m. (EST) Sunday School 9:45
Child Care Provided for at 11:00
www.stjamesepiscopalchurch.org


i '"United MAd ldiLt

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 IMexio legh United Methodist (hirih
NislRn P|ovi,!
Rev. Ted Loveloce, Pastor Church/Office: 648-8820


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.
"O taste and see that the Lord is good: blessed is the man that trusteth in Him."
Please accept this invitation to join us in worship. God bless you!
Please call usfor your spiritual needs,
www.beachchapel.org
Pastor David Nichols
Church 647-3950 Home 769-8725


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


OBITUARIES

Nickolas Vathis


Nickolas Vathis, 61, of
Belleview, passed away
Wednesday, April 1, at the
Tuscany House Hospice in
Summerfield.
Memorial services will
be held Saturday, April 18
at 4 p.m. at the Community
Center in Battery Park in
Apalachicola.
Born in Port St. Joe on
Sept. 7, 1947, Vathis was an
altar boy in the Catholic.
Church. He was a member
of the Scottish Rite Masonic
Lodge.
An auto paint and body
mechanic by trade, he en-
joyed life, and loved his fam-


ily, friends, nature, animals
and God. He will be missed
by all who knew him. He
never met a stranger.
He is survived by his
wife, Jackie Lee Vathis, of
Belleview; sons Nicolas
Vathis, Jr., of Panama City
Beach, and Richard Vathis,
of Vernon; mother Juanita
Romano Oliver, of Panama
City Beach; sister Mary
E. Herring, of Panama
City Beach; brothers John
C. Vathis, of Youngstown,
George Vathis, of Belleview,
and Theo Vathis, of Talla-
hassee; two grandsons and
one granddaughter.


Debbie Ann Jackson


DebbieAnn
Jackson of We-
wahitchka, Fla.
went home to be
with the Lord on
Wednesday, April
15. She was 48.
Debbie was
born May 28,1960
in Wewahitchka JA
to the late Betty J,
Jackson and Rob-
ert Myers. ,
She was a faithful servant
of God who was filled with
His precious Holy Spirit
and served faithfully in her
church, Triumph Church of
God, Inc. She was employed
with Gulf County School
Board, Wewahitchka.
Sister Debbie leaves
to cherish her memories
her sisters, Linda Turner,
Sandra Hunter (Jeffrey)
and Carolyn Ranie (Ben)
all of Wewahitchka, Sher-
rie Myers, Sharon Jones,
Jackie Myers and Baranda
(Faro) James all of Panama
City, Fla.; brothers, Steven
Jackson (Gwendolyn), John
Myers, Larry Baker (Faye)
and Curtis Porter all ofWe-
wahitchka; she also leaves to
cherish her memories those


she helped raise,
niece, Brittany
Turner, and neph-
ews, Dexter Hunt-
er, Damion Hunter,
Jeffrey Hunter, Jr.,
all ofWewahitchka;
five aunts, Mozell
Jackson and Mat-
N tie Jackson both
N ofWewahitchka,
Hattie Brown
(John) of Trenton, N.J.,
Shirley Jackson and Lula
Jackson both of Panama
City, three uncles, Johnny
Jackson (Margaret) and
Joseph Jackson (Sylvia)
both of Wewahitchka and Al-
len Jackson of Panama City;
and a host of other nieces,
nephews, other relatives and
friends.
Funeral services were
held Sunday April 19 at 1
p.m. (CST) at the Triumph
Church of God, Inc., 1378
West River Road, Wewahi-
tchka with the Elder Joseph
Jackson, Sr., Pastor, officiat-
ing.
She was laid to rest in the
Williamsburg Cemetery, We-
wahitchka under the direc-
tions of Christian Memorial
Chapel of Graceville, Fla.


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Wednesday Evening Service ....... 7 p.m.


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(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
U 309 6th Street Port St Joe. FL
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TIM CROFT I The Star
Girl Scouts Malena Ramsey, Maddie Gingelland and'Sarah Hagans are joined by Tina Hagans, co-troop
leader and Port St. Joe Elementary School principal Melissa Ramsey, in donating seven cases of cookies
to Jerry Stokoe of People Helping People of Gulf County.


Local girl scoot troop answers challenge


By Tim Croft
Star News Editor
The Girl Scouts of Troop 188 were
issued a challenge. Last week, Peo-
ple Helping People of Gulf County
.and the Angel Food Pantry reaped
the benefits.
The "Kids Charity Challenge"
was, as troop co-leader Ann Gingell
explained, a two-tiered approach
that was hatched in cooperation
with Melissa Ramsey, principal of
Port St. Joe Elementary School.
Raise funds or food for the needy
in the community and put some fun
into it, if you can label household
chores or forfeiting allowarices fun.
The students performed extra
chores around the house, dug into


piggy banks and hit up parents for
advances on allowances and the like
to raise $195.05, which purchased
about five cases of Girl Scout cook-
ies.
In addition, as is part of the
routine each year, .the Girl Scouts
asked potential cookie buyers if
they wished to donate their pur-
chase to charity. That is part of the
Girl Scout mission during the cook-
ie campaign and typically national
or regional charities are designated
recipients.
"'We chose our local charity,"
Gingell said.
And while they were selling their
coolies, the members of Troop 188,
affiliated with the Girl Scouts of the
Apalachee Bend, secured additional


donations of boxes of cookies of all
flavors.
Last Friday, they presented sev-
en cases, 84 boxes, of cookies to Jer-
ry Stokoe of People Helping People
of Gulf County, who happily accept-
ed the addition of some sweets to fill
out the Angel Food Pantry. -
'All success of the program is a
credit to Melissa, the teachers and
students at Port St. Joe Elemen-
tary because they are the ones who
made it happen.
"We are truly fortunate to per-
haps provide a treat to those in our
community who are struggling fi-
nancially or who may not be able to
get out of their homes, while teach-
ing a valuable life lesson to our chil-
dren."


S; DESPINA WILLIAMS II The Star
'DAR Good Citizens Committee Chair Jacquelyn Quares (center) is flanked by Good Citizens Angela
Canington (left) and Zachary Ward.



Canington, Ward named DAR good citizens


SUBMITTED PHOTO
Kathleen Rish, Ashlyn Dumas, Chloe Burke,
Ethan Sanders

Tropicana Speech Contest held

at Port St. Joe Elementary


The 4th and 5th grade
classes at Port St. Joe
Elementary School par-
ticipated in a Public
Speaking Contest spon-
sored by 4-H/Tropicana.
Students selected a top-
, ic of his/herown choice
and presented a speech
of two-three minutes in
length. Classroom win-
ners competing in the
school competition on
April 14 were: Kristen
Thursby, Hunter Cook,
Kerigan Pickett, Chloe
Burke, Riya Bhakta,
Ethan Sander, Emma
Doran, Lindsey Brown,


By Robbie Martin
Prom has come and
gone and it is now evident
to all seniors that our days
are numbered. Besides
graduation, the ,only thing
left for seniors to look for-
ward to is the Senior Trip.
Many earlier activities will
soon be coming to an end.
But many of these endings
bring new beginnings.
Seniors: Senior Trip is
May 1. Anyone who is go-
ing and has not made all
payments MUST see Mrs.
Alcorn immediately.
Juniors: Thank y6u to
all who helped make prom
an amazing night.
Sophomores: The 10th
grade Biology trip to St.
Vincent Island National
Wildlife Refuge is Thurs-
day, April 30.
Football: Spring Foot-
ball practice begins May
1. All boys wishing to play
must have a 2.0 GPA, a
physical, and a parent per-
mission slip on file with
Coach Barth.
Baseball: Senior Night
is Friday the 24th. Tie boys
play Arnold at 7:00 pm.
Softball: The girls start-
ed their District Tourna-
ment this week. See Sports
for details.


Rebecca Kerigan, Ash-
lyn Dumas, Lilly Mei-
zner, Samantha Hicks,
Katie Nobles, Marcell
Johnson, Delilah Harri-
son, Chloe Hurst, Tanner
Moses, Kathleen Rish,
Caroline Rish, Connie
Huff and Cassie Julian.
Qualifying for the
county .competition
which will be held in We-
wahitchka on April 23
were: First place- Ethan
Sanders, Second Place
Ashlyn Dumas, tied for
"third place (alternates)
- Kathleen Rish and
Chloe Burke.


Boys and Girls Track:
The Regional Track Meet
is this Friday, April 24.
Weightlifting: Javon
Davis will be the lohe Shark
in the state weightlifting
iheet, Friday the 24th.
The NJROTC at Port St
Joe High School is excited
to announce the Staff for
the 2009-2010 school year.
We are proud of the accom-
plishments of the outgoing
staff, and look forward to
another successful year.
Company Commander,
Autumn 'Yoakum; Execu-
tive Officer, Jacie Ball;
Operations Officer, Jonna
Ball; Administrative Officer,
Cody Clark; Supply Officer,
Calder Mahan; Supply Offi-
cer, Samantha Nicodemps;
Color Guard Leader, Cris-
tina Cordova; Drill Teams
Leader, Nicholas Scheffer;
Academics Officer, Julia
Scheffer; Public Affairs Of-
ficer, Tyelle Hamilton; Ath-
letics Officer, Sidney Love;
Command Senior Chief,
Adrian Hubbard; Company
Guide,Lucas Adams; Squad
Leaders: Victoria Jones,
Adam Hodge, Tiffany Mills,
Dunbar, and Tyler Saucier
Progress reports will
be sent home Monday the
27th.


Angela Canington of Port St. Joe
High School and Zachary Ward of
Franklin County High School were,
named DAR Good Citizens at a lun-
cheon last Wednesday at the Sunset
Coastal Grill in Port St. Joe.
Canington, the overall winner, is
the Good Citizen of the St. Joseph
Bay Chapter of the Natiofial Society


Daughters of the American Revolu-
tion for the 2008-2009.school year.
After the luncheon, the students
read their essays, entitled, "Our
American Heritage and Our Re-
sponsibility to Preserve it."
The Good Citizen Award is given
annually to a member of each senior
class in Gulf and Franklin Coun-


ties. Faulty and students select the
award winners, who must exhibit
the qualities of dependability, ser-
vice, leadership and patriotism.
The Good Citizens received a
certificate and DAR pen at the lun-
cheon and will receive a scholarship
at graduation or awards day at their
schools.


Yard sale will be this Saturday


There will be a commu-
nity yard sale from 7 a.m.
to nooh this Saturday, April
25 in the parking lot at First
Baptist Church adjacent to
U.S. 98.


All proceeds to benefit
the travel of the Port St.
Joe High School Odyssey of
the Mind Team state cham-
pions as they head to Ames,
Iowa for the World Finals.


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School News


SUBMITTED PHOTO
Go Ana! Yellow Team won the .Going to the Beach relay.


The week of Aplil 6-9
was Spirit Week at Faith
Christian School. The stu-
dents were to come dressed
each day in a different crazy
way: crazy hair, favorite per-
son, or favorite team colors.
Field Day was on Thursday.
Everyone was assigned to
the Blue Team or the Yellow
Team, so designated by the
color of shirt worn. Mr. Mike
Dunn took the high school
somewhere else for 'the
competition. Mrs. Janice
Evans organized the games
for the younger students.
The games included Bible
Basketball Throw, Bowl-
ing Pins, Rubber Tire Roll,
Match Your Shoe Relay,
Netting the Ball and Filling
up the Bucket Relay and
Going to the Beach Relay.
Refreshments were pro-
vided in the lunchroom at
mid-morning. This was a
chance to refresh and re-
charge for the rest of the
activities. Everyone had
a great time. Congratula-
tions, Blue Team, for having
the most points.'
Wednesday, April 15, the
dreaded tax day, was a day,
of thanksgiving for the stu-
dents and faculty at FCS.
Thanks to Mr. Roy Lee
Carter and his staff, we were
treated to an absolutely de-
licious garden luncheon.
We appreciate Mr. Carter's
work with the fourth-, fifth-
and sixth-graders on our
school vegetable garden.
This past Thursday and
Friday, the students at FCS,


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Are you sure that's your shoe Marcel? Blue Team
won this "fishing for your matching shoes" relay.


excepting the preschool
and kindergarten, went to
Pioneer Settlement, a col-
lection of old buildings nice-
ly arranged to make a rep-
lica of a frontier village. The
Settlement is beautifully
set in the countryside west
of Blountstown. There are
"settlers", at every station
to explain and demonstrate
the different aspects of fron-
tier life. It was a wonderful
chance for the students to
learn about life in this area
in the pioneer days. Vacuum
cleaners may beat corncob
brooms, purchasing quilts,


wooden bowls and soap
at WalMart may be easier
than making them yourself,
modern indoor bathrooms
certainly beat the primitive
outhouse; however, nothing
can beat the "scrumptious"
homemade biscuits at the
Yon House. Yum! Everyone
really enjoyed the day, and
I hope all will have a bet-
ter appreciation of our life
today with our modern con-
veniences. We are grateful
to the Methodist Church
and the Baptist Church for
allowing us to use their bus-
ses.


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Front Row: Gregory Julius, Kara Collett, Ashleigh Wright, Ashton
Childress. Back Row: James White, Devlyn Wallace, Hannah Lee,
Debra Burdeshaw.




GCCC shows support for


FSU Panama City


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share
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faculty
munil
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"CC and FSU PC
a long history of
ort and partnership.
ie entire staff and
y of Gulf Coast Com-
ty College met Fri-
April 17, to discuss
et concerns and leg-
ve proceedings that
affect the college in


the coming months. Dr.
Jim Kerley, GCCC Presi-
dent, led the meeting, and
at one point, directed the
conversation towards the
potential closure of FSU
Panama City. "We are
very supportive of the
Panama City .campus,"
Kerley said. "It's positive
for our students, positive
Sfor our community, and
positive for this entire
region's growth and eco-
nomic development."
Since the closure's an-
nouncement, Gulf Coast
staff and faculty had
already begun ways to
show support for the FSU
branch campus via e-mail
and department meet-


ings. Contact information The newest. collabora-
for local legislators and tion began in fall 2007 with
the Board of Governors the launch of the Connect
was disseminated and Program which offered
employees encouraged an enhanced version of
each other to take the the current articulation,
time to hand write letters agreement between the
of support. ; two institutions. The new
Several employees and initiative, jointly created
students plan to attend by staff from both cam-
Monday's rally at FSU puses, creates a seamless
PC. Kerley will speak at transition from GCCC to
the rally in support of the FSU PC and benefits stu-
campus. "FSU PC gives dents through joint advis-
our graduates a choice ing and waived applica-
that they may not have tion and graduation fees.
if that campus were to Students in the Connect
close," explained.Kerley. Program even have a
"We've always had a close unique ID which entitles
relationship with FSU PC, them to privileges on both
and in the last year staff campuses. Dr. Kerley and
and faculty on both sides Dr. George DePuy, FSU
have ramped up their ef- PC Dean, highlighted the
forts to jointly recruit Connect Program with a
new students, write joint joint presentation titled
grants, and participate in "Partnersuips Between
joint activities. This rela- Community Colleges and
tionship should be a mod- Universities" at the 12th
el for the state in terms Annual National Associa-
of. a community college tion of Branch Campus
working with a university Administrators Confer-
as true partners." ence.


Local teacher cast in Tyler Perry movie


Our very own local fifth-
grade teacher, Melody Nel-
son, was cast as an extra in
the recently released Tyler
Perry movie "The Family
that Preys." In spring of
2008, Melody was selected
by the Tyler Perry Studios
in Atlanta, Georgia to play
the part of a boardroom
member in which she spent
two exciting days in down-
town Atlanta filming with
actors and actresses Tyler
Perry, Cole Hauser, Kathy
Bates, Robin Givens, Sanai
Lathan, Kadee Strickland
and Alfre Woodard.
The workday began
early by first meeting with
wardrobe designers to
choose the proper attire


for the scenes, after which
extras and actors were
shuttled to the filming loca-
tion to meet with makeup/
hair artist and production
managers. After given an
overview of the scene, ac-
tors/actresses and extras
were directed to take their
positions.
Often working under
extremely hot conditions
with intense lighting, there
was still an excitement and
interest that will never, be
forgotten. Nelson recalls
that in one scene, the light-
ing became so intensely
hot that the sprinkler sys-
tem was set off and filming
hadto be halted until clean-
up crews could restore the


set back to normal. A new
respect for the film/movie
industry was learned in
those two days. The hours
spent to film a 25 second
segment of the movie was
phenomenal, but the talent
of all the actors, camera
crew and extras pulling to-
gether to make it work was
amazing to watch.
This week, Ms. Nelson
will be sharing her experi-
ence with the fourth- and
fifth-grade students at Port
St. Joe Elementary School
during Career Week. '
The movie was released
to the big screen in Sep-
tember of 2008 and can
now be rented/purchased
on DVD in local stores.


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Thursday, April 23, 2009


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A Wewahitchka Elementary School
Sfourth-grader rushes to find a state on
the large map painted on the pavilion's
floor.


A student consults his cheat sheet
before dashing to the next state.


In the first incarnation of the state race, Though currently only fourth-graders
students placed state markers on the play the state race in PE, the map
map. High winds later forced the is available to all Wewahitchka
students to stand inside a state called by Elementary School teachers and their


coach Stuart Vines.


classes.


By Despina Williams
Star Staff Writer
Landing on the finish
line with no competition in
sight triumph.
Landing in Nevada When
you're bound for Nebraska
-exhibit A for the case to
resurrect geography in
schools.
In his first year as We-
wahitchka Elementary
School's physical education
teacher, Stuart Vines dis-
covered an alarming trend.
"I noticed that kids don't


seem to be real efficient in learning geography fun and
geography. Through talk- educational, Vines found a
ing to (principal Lori Price) m massive U.S. stencil and set
and some of the teachers, out for the covered pavilion
it's one of the things that's at the school's rear.
fallen by the wayside," said With help from some
Vines. middle school students,
With no geography ques- Vines painted each state in
tions on Florida's standard- coordinating colors and cut
ized tests, most teachers out paper markers listing
don't require their students each state's name.
to memorize the nation's 50 To begin his geography
states, experiment, Vines recruit-
SSo Vines thought he'd ed the school's fourth grade
give his colleagues a need- classes, whom he cut a little
ed assist. slack.
Believing he could make After administering a


geography pre-test, Vines
lined his students up in
small groups surrounding
the map and gave each stu-
dent a drawing of the U.S.,
with all the states labeled.
When he sounded the
whistle, students rushed to
put their markers down on
the correct state.
Whichever team cor-
rectly placed all their mark-
ers down the fastest won
the race.
In his initial attempts
at the state race, Vines
learned that heavy winds


were no friend of geogra-
phy.
SAs a substitution for the
wayward markers, Vines
called a state's name and
instructed the students to
plant themselves inside the
state's boundaries.
The switch brought with
it some controversy, as
students protested other
teams' unfair positioning
along the state map.
Though he has only tried
the race out three times,
Vines has seen some im-
provement in the student's '


geography knowledge.
He will continue the race
throughout the school year,
and hopefully wean the
students from their "cheat
sheets."
A post test, administered
at the year's end, will gauge
the game's effectiveness.
Vines isn't expecting
miracles, but he hopes he
can give his fourth-graders
a greater knowledge of the
country in which they live.
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Pennies to help save lives: students raise funds to help others
By Tim Croft school. "It's fun and helps "Mr. A (Martin Adkison)
Star News Editor kids in need." was pretty sneaky," one
the stu s at Pt o The middle school stu- student from another class
The students at Port St.dent effectively become a asserted. "Somebody else
oeMiddle School and their safety net of sorts for Myatt, was in first one day and all
,achers became quite fa- the dollars raised this year of a sudden the next day
iliarthe past three weeks going into an account that his (Adkison's) class was
ith what 100;000 pennies his parents can draw on in first. It made some of us
Might lookulike. t when items arise from his wonder."
More mountain thann treatments that may not be Adkison's class, ended
olehi and not a that covered by insurance at all, up in first place, collecting
Sht, either. or only partially covered. the most money, with Judy 1 J
The students undertook Even in tough econom- Eppinette's class in sec- E
eir annual Pennies for ic times, the students at ond place and Ruby Knox's
patients campaign, part Port St. Joe Middle School class earning third place.
a nationwide fundrais-
Sa nationwide fundrais- managed to come up with And astonishingly
g effort by-the'American $1,418.72, down a bit from enough, more than $1,000
leukemia and Lymphoma previous years but a stout of the money collected was
cityt. donation under any terms. indeed in pennies.
And the students were "
d te tet w "I thought we did a re- Colbert described a
provided a peer to which ally great job," said teacher procession of students and
ey could relate, Tyler My- and-SGA sponsor Cathy teachers lugging heavy
tt, a seventh-grader from Colbert. bags of pennies out to her
acksonville who has bat-
Scksonville who has bat- The fundraising effort is car, headed to be counted.
ed leukemia for the past actually turned into some- And Colbert said a spe-
Iree years. t thing of a spirited, though cial mention of thanks goes TIM CROFT IThe St
"Its sadto toug hey ths friendly, competition among out to the folks at Vision
ave to go through this, but the classes. So spirited that Bankwho didallthat ount- Front row: Billy Quaranta, Janel Kerigan, Katerina Nelson, Alyson Johnson,
s good, toraise allthese there was some rumbling ing. Morgan Butts, Jada Quaranta, Celeste Thursbay, Caitlin Thursbay, Caitlyn
dollars to help him," said last week about how a cer- "They counted them LaPlante and Marilyn Martinez.
ada Quaranta, Student tain class ended up in first all, they were really great Back row: Allison Howze, Drue Nunnely, Bryce Godwin, Dallas Burke, Chase
ver ent Associationabout it," Colbert said. al. Britnee Peak. Nicolette Haddock and Carev Clements.
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Thursday, April 23, 2009


Local'


The Star I B9


This report represents some
events the FWC handled over the
past week; however, it does not
include all actions taken by the
Division ofLaw Enforcement.

Okaloosa County
Lt. Mark Hollinhead and Of-
ficer Pete Rockwell responded to
a b,qating accident that occurred
near Crab Island in Destin. The
accident involved two vessels col-
liding after-one of them broke free
while anchored. There was minor
damage to one vessel, and no one
was injured.

Santa Rosa County
Officer David Jernigan and Lt.
Dan Hahr were on water patrol
on the Escambia River when they
made contact with four Universi-
ty of West Florida students with
canoes on a sandbar. Because it
was after sunset and the officers
did not see any camping equip-
ment, they stopped to check the
status of the four males. Upon
closer inspection, the officers
discovered the four males were
intoxicated with numerous emp-
ty beer cans discarded around


Gulf County Sheriff arrest log

On April 15, Donald Wayne
Rhames, 48, was arrested for fail-
ure to appear. The original charge
was harassing phone calls.
On April 16, Calvin Cornell
Thomas, 47, was arrested on
charges of battery.
On April 18, George Matthew
Stroble, 33, was arrested for im-
proper exhibition of a firearm.
On April 18, Mary Matieal Ay-


them. A check of identification
revealed one to be under the age
of 21. A citation was issued to one
male for possession of alcoholic
beverages by a person under 21.
All were instructed to clean up.
the area of the discarded cans.
The subjects and canoes were
then safely returned to UWF's
recreation facility..

Bay County
Officer Joe Chambers located
a large amount of household de-
bris that had been freshly dumped
in the woods adjacent to Deer
Point Lake. Items in the debris
led Chambers to a subject who
admitted to the violation. A war-
rants check indicated the violator
had an outstanding arrest war-
rant in Bay County for petit theft.
The subject was transported to
the Bay County Jail and booked
for the outstanding warrant, and
a notice to appear was given for
the litter violation.
Chambers was checking fish-
ers at the Lake Powell Bridge
when he found one fisher in pos-
session of a baggie of cannabis
and'a glass pipe. Citations were is--
sued and the contraband seized.


cock, 21, was arrested for giving
alcohol to persons under the age
of 21. Miranda Lane Eubanks, 20,
and Eliza K:thryn Leverett, 20,
were also charged with possession
of alcohol by persons under 21.
On April 18, Stephen Matthew
Foy, 39, was 'arrested for aggra-
vated battery.
On April' '19,' Ryan Micheal
Carver, 18, was arrested for dis-
orderly conduct and criminal mis-
chief.


Attorney general, conservationists, 4-H

members celebrate 4-H centennial in Florida


TALLAHASSEE Attorney
General Bill McCollum recently
celebrated 100 years of 4-H in
Florida with more than 100 4-H
members from around the state,
as well as representatives from
1000 Friends of Florida, the Flor-
ida Conservation Campaign,
Audubon Society, Florida Wild-
life Federation, Trust for Public
Land and The Nature Conser-
vancy. During a tree planting
ceremony at the Capitol, the
attorney general spoke about
the importance of 4-H's commit-
ment to teach young people to
be leaders in their communities
and good stewards of their envi-
ronment.
/ Florida 4-H is a strong youth
development program that has
touched the lives of more than
263,000 youth and nearly 12,000
volunteers. Nationally, 4-H has
more than 6 million members
who participate in hands-on
learning activities geared at
helping youth become contrib-


uting, productive self-directed
rhembers of society.
"We are excited that Attor-
ney General Bill McCollum is
honoring our legacy by planting
this tree in the Rose Garden at
the Florida Capitol," said Mari-
lyn Norman, Ph.D., associate
professor and associate dean
over the state's 4-H program.
We feel the growth of this tree
represents the thousands of
Florida 4-H volunteers, parents
and professionals over the last
100 years who created quality
learning environments in which
positive youth development oc-
curs."
The tree planting was part
of 4-H's "Million Tree Project,"
which is working toward the
goal of planting 1 million trees
across the continent to help
lower greenhouse emissions,
reduce runoff and promote a
better state of environmental
consciousness. The tree, a crepe
myrtle, was chosen because of


its ability to thrive in Florida's
environment with little water
once established.
"We salute the attorney gen-
eral for his land conservation
leadership and stewardship,"
said Lester Abberger, chairman
of the Florida Conservation
Campaign. "We are pleased and
proud to join him in his support
of 4-H and its Million Tree proj-
ect."
Conservation and preserva-
tion have long been priorities of
McCollum. As a U.S. Congress-
man, he led the effort to desig-
nate the Wekiva River as part
of the National Wild & Scenic
Rivers System. Last year, the
attorney general was instru-
mental in helping the Florida
Department of Environmental
Protection and Weeki Wachee
Springs enter into a proposed
agreement, which will pre-
serve the attraction by con-
verting Weeki Wachee Springs
into a state park.


Bronson sends out early warning on equine vaccinations


TALLAHASSEE Florida Agriculture and Con-
sumer Services Commissioner Charles H. Bron-
son is sending out an early reminder to horse
owners to vaccinate their animals for mosquito-
borne diseases, especially in the northern parts of
the state, which have received significant rain.
Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) and West
Nile Virus (WNV) are the two major equine dis-
eases animal health officials are concerned about.
The heavy rain and flood conditions have left
standing water in many areas of North Florida,
providing breeding grounds for mosquitoes that
carry the diseases.
As of April 15, there are six confirmed cases of
EEE and no cases of WNV Four of the EEE cases
affected horses that had not been vaccinated, one
was anincomplete vaccination and it isn't known
if the horse was.vaccinated in the sixth case. The
impacted horses are in Volusia, Gilchrist, Levy,


Lake and Flagler counties.
The number of cases is down from last year,
and' Bronson wants to ensure that the downward
trend continues. Last'year at this time, there
were 12 cases of EEE; however, peak season for
transmission4of these diseases occurs during the
summer months. With the recent rains, this year
could be worse than average.
EEE is a viral disease that affects the central
nervous system and is transmitted to horses by
infected mosquitoes. Signs of the virus include
fever, listlessness, stumbling, circling, coma and
.usually death. The disease is fatal in horses in 90
percent of the cases.
Bronson says the majority of cases of EEE and
WNV can be prevented through proper vaccina-
tions against mosquito-borne illnesses, and he is
reminding horse owners that now is ,the time to
take action.


Florida BrAIve Fund awards grants to help military personnel


SJACKSONVILLE The
Florida BrAIve Fund has
awarded three grants to-
taling $1.2 million to assist
military service personnel
and their families during
the difficult transition from
active duty in Afghanistan
and: Iraq to U.S. civilian
life.
The Florida BrAIve
Fl1id awarded:
$607,256 over two years
to the American Red Cross,
Northeast. Florida Chap-
ter, to provide emergency
financial assistance to in-
dividuals who are ending
deployment to Afghanistan
or Iraq but whose new ben-
efits have not yet become,
available.
$150,000 over two years
to the American Red Cross,
Northwest Florida Chap-
ter, to provide emergency
financial assistance to in-
dividuals who are ending
deployment to Afghanistan
or Iraq but Whose new ben-
efits have not yet become
available.
$425,956 over two years
to the National Guard Foun-
dation Inc., to provide emer-
gency financial assistance,
access to mental health care,
and reintegration expenses


to National Giiardsmen and
their families.
SWhen ending deploy-
ment to Afghanistan or
Iraq, U.S. service person-
nel face a number of unique
challenges.
Because of the volume
of returning service per-
sonnel, there is a backlog
of applications for veter-
ans' benefits, and months
can pass,between the time
a service person leaves ac-
tive duty andloses the ben-
efits associated with that
status and the time he or
she is approved for veter-
ans' benefits. During this
"gap period," families face
Expenses for physical and
mental health services and
other services.
According to officials
with the American Red
Cross, these families who
are "lost" between the
world of the actively de-
ployed and the world of
veterans have significant
needs. Although many ser-
vices are available for both
active duty personnel, and
veterans, those caught in
the middle during the long
period it can take for veter-
ans' benefits to be approved
cannot access those servic-


es and must pay their own
way at a time when family
finances and stability are
particularly vulnerable.
Even those service per-
sonnel who remain on ac-
tive duty but are ending
deployment to Afghanistan
or Iraq face challenges. In
many cases, their benefits
for treatment of injuries or
trauma are interrupted or
do not start smoothly with
their change of assign-
ment.
Additionally, those re-
turning from National
Guard duty face their own
set of challenges. Because,
National Guardsmen are
geographically dispersed
and not affiliated with a
military base, they lack the
support system that a mili-
tary community can pro-
vide during reintegration.
Typically, they must imme-
diately return to the civilian
workforce and community
life without the benefit of
time to transition, recon-
nect with family and adjust
emotionally.
"Too often, we celebrate
the service person's return
home without contemplat-
ing how difficult that tran-
sition to civilian life can


be," said the Hon..Harvey
Schlesinger, who chairs
The Florida BrAlve Fund
Advisory Committee and
Grants Committee. "These
grants will put needed re-
sources in the hands of
those who have enormous
experience meeting the
needs of military personnel
and their families."
The Red Cross chapters
will provide services, such
as access to mental health
care and counseling, urgent
medical and dental care,
housing and mortgage as-
sistance, utility deposits and
payments, child care for de-
pendent: children while job
searching, respite care for
caregivers, and burial and
funeral expenses.
The Florida National
Guard Foundation will
establish an emergency
relief fund to support the
unexpected financial needs
of .guardsmen and their
families., It also will pro-
vide need-based assistance
with reintegration expens-
es, including return-home
travel and preparation for
job interviews. Finally, it
will provide supplemental
funds for mental,, financial
and family counseling ser-


vices for those guardsmen
who need more than the six
counseling sessions pro-
vided through the Military
One Source Program. All
funds will be made avail-
'able through existing Fam-
ily Readiness Centers.
The American Red
Cross has a long history
of facilitating access to
emergency assistance to
the military and their fami-
lies' including emergency
communications, financial,
assistance, counseling
and referral services. The
Northeast Florida Chap-
ter serves a 16-county re-
gion, while the Northwest
Florida chapter serves four
counties in the Panhandle.
Each region is home to
multiple military installa-
tions.
the Florida National
Guard Foundation has been
supporting guardmembers
and their families for more
than 20 years and is recog-
nized by the state of Flori-
da as the director support
organization for the Florida
National Guard.
The Florida BrAIve
Fund was established at
The Community Founda-
tion in Jacksonville and two


other Florida-based com-
munity foundations in late
2008 with funds from the
Iraq-Afghanistan Deploy-
ment Impact Fund of the
Los Angeles-based Cali-
fornia Community Foun-
dation. IADIF was created
in response to a multitude
of unmet needs arising
among military service
men and women and their
families as a direct result of
their deployment.,
Each community foun-
dation received $5 million
to support the needs of
servicemen and women.
The Community Founda-
tion -in Jacksonville sup-
ports those individuals liv-
ing north of Levy, Marionr
and Volusia counties. The
Dade Community Foun-
dation and the Gulf Coast
Community Foundation of
Venice support those living
elsewhere in the state. (For
more information, visit
www.floridabraive.org.)
The Community Foun-
dation in Jacksonville
works- to stimulate philan-
thropy in order to build a
better community. The old-
est community foundation
in Florida, it has assets of
$161 million.


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1100 Legal Advertising
1110 Classified Notices
1120 Public Notices/
Announcements
1130 Adoptions
1140 Happy Ads
1150 Personals .
1160 -Lost
1170 Found

'. 1100
1719S
In The Circuit Court Of The
'Fourteenth Judicial Circuit
In And For Gulf County,
Florida
Superior Bank, a federal
savings bank, successor
by merger to The Bank, an
Alabama banking corpora-
tion,
Plaintiff,


vs.
Timothy A. Haynes and
John W. Sammons,
Defendants.
Y.
Case No.: 08-498CA
NOTICE OF ACTION
To:
Timothy A. Haynes, John
W. Sammons, and all par-
ties claiming interest by,
through, under or against
the above named Defend-
ants, and all parties having
or claiming to have any
right, title or Interest in the
property herein described
and To All Others Whom It
May Concernm:
You are hereby notified
that a Foreclosure Com-
plaint on the following par-
cel of real property located
in Gulf County, Florida, de-
scribed as follows:


Subdivision, a subdivision
as per map or plat thereof
recorded in Plat Book 5,
Page 14, Public Records
of Gulf County, Florida.'
(Imc/sla)
has been'filed against you
and you are required to
serve a copy of your writ-
ten defenses, if any, to it
on Steven L. Applebaum,
attorney for Plaintiff, whose
address is Post Office Box
9454, Panama City Beach,
Florida 32417, on or be-
fore May 4, 2009, and file
the original with the Clerk
of this Court before service
on Plaintiff or immediately
thereafter. If you fail to do
so, a 'default will be en-
tered against you for the
relief demanded In the
Complaint.
Witness my hand and seal
of the Court on this 26th
day of March, 2009.


Lot 12, Stillwater South Clerk of the Court


By: B.A. Baxter
Deputy Clerk
April 16, 23, 2009
1787S
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE 14TH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
GULF COUNTY FLORIDA
RBC CENTURY BANK,
Plaintiff,
vs.
REX ANDERSON A/K/A
REX H. ANDERSON, et al.,
Defendants.
CASE NO.:
23-2008-CA-217
NOTICE OF,
FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY
GIVEN pursuant to an Or-
der or Final Judgment en-
tered in Case No.
23-2008-CA-217 of the Cir-
cuit Court of the 14th Judi-


1100
clal Circuit in and for GULF
County, Florida, wherein,
RBC CENTURY BANK,
Plaintiff, and REX ANDER-
SON A/K/A REX H. AN-
DERSON, et al., are De-
fendants, I will sell to the
highest bidder for cash at
FRONT LOBBY OF THE
GULF COUNTY COURT-
HOUSE, Florida, at the
hour of 11:00 a.n. on the
14th day of May, 2009, the
following described prop-
erty:
LOT NINETEEN (19) IN
BLOCK B, SUNSET
POINTE SUBDIVISION, AS
PER OFFICIAL PLAT
THEREOF RECORDED IN
PLAT BOOK 4, PAGES
41-43, PUBLIC RECORDS
OF GULF COUNTY FLOR-
IDA.
Any person claiming an in-
terest in the surplus from
the sale, if any, other than
the property owner as of
the date of the lis pendens


must file a claim within 60
days after the sale.
DATED this 31st day of
March, 2009.
REBECCA L. (BECKY)
NORRIS
Clerk Circuit Court
By: Jasmine Hysmith
Deputy Clerk
IMPORTANT
In accordance with the
Americans with Disabilities
Act, persons needing a
reasonable accommoda-'
tion to participate in this
proceeding should, no
later than seven (7) days
prior, contact the Clerk of
the Court's disability coor-
dinator at PO BOX 826,
MARIANNA, FL 32448,
850-718-0026. If hearing or
voice impaired, contact
(TDD) (800)955-8771, via
Florida Relay Service.
GREENSPOON MARDER,
RA.


Trade Centre South,
Suite 700
100 West Cypress Road
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309
April16, 23, 2009
1796S
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
'OF THE 14TH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
GULF COUNTY FLORIDA
RBC CENTURY BANK,
Plaintiff,
vs.
WILLIAM R. HORNE, JR, et
al.,
Defendants.
CASE NO.:
23-2008-CA-000353
NOTICE OF
FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY
GIVEN pursuant to an Or-
der or Final Judgment en-
tered in Case No.


I 1100
23-2008-CA-000353 of the
Circuit Court of the 14th
Judicial Circuit in and for
GULF County, Florida,
wherein, RBC CENTURY
BANK, Plaintiff, and WIL-
LIAM R. HORNE, JR, et al.,
are Defendants, I will sell
to the highest bidder for
cash at FRONT LOBBY OF
THE GULF COUNTY
COURTHOUSE, Florida, at
the hour of 11:00 a.m. on
the 14th day of May, 2009,
the following described
property:
LOT 11, BLOCK A, ST JO-
SEPH BAY ESTATES,
UNIT 1, AS PER MAP OR
PLAT THEREOF RE-
CORDED IN THE PUBLIC
RECORDS OF GULF
COUNTY, FLORIDA AT
PLAT BOOK 3, PAGES 1 &
2.
Any person claiming an in-
terest in the surplus from
the sale, if any, other than
the property owner as of


I 1100
the date of the lis pendens
must file a claim within 60
days after the sale.
DATED this 31st day of
March, 2009.
REBECCA L. (BECKY)
NORRIS
Clerk Circuit Court
By: Jasmine Hysmith.
Deputy Clerk
IMPORTANT
In' accordance with the
Americans with Disabilities
Act, persons needing a
reasonable accommoda-
tion to participate in this
proceeding should, no
later than seven (7) days
prior, contact the Clerk of
the Court's disability coor-
dinator at PO BOX 826,
MARIANNA, FL 32448,
850-718-0026. If hearing or
voice impaired, contact
(TDD) (800)955-8771, via
Florida Relay Service.
GREENSPOON MARDER,


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1100
RA.
Trade Centre South,
Suite 700
100 West Cypress Road
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309
April 16, 23, 2009

1798S
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE 14TH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR,
GULF COUNTY FLORIDA

RBC CENTURY BANK,
Plaintiff,

vs.

KING, MICHAEL W., etal.,
Defendants-

CASE NO.:
2009-CA-000016

: NOTICE OF ACTION

'TO:
MICHAEL W. KING
214 SEAGRASS CIRCLE
PORT ST. JCE, FL 32456

GAIL S. KING
214 SEAGRASS CIRCLE
PORT ST. JOE, FL 32456

MICHAEL W. KING
5810 BOLDER BLUFF
DRIVE
CUMMING, GA 30040

GAIL S. KING
5810 BOLDER BLUFF
DRIVE
CUMMING, GA 30040

AND TO:

All persons claiming an in-
terest by, through, under,
or' against the aforesaid
Defendant(s).

YOU ARE HEREBY NOTI-
FIED that an action to fore-
close a mortgage on the
following described prop-
erty located in Gulf
County, Florida:

LOT 8, BLOCK B,
SEAGRASS SUBDIVISION,
ACCORDING TO THE
PLAT RECORDED IN THE
PUBLIC RECORDS OF
GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA,
IN PLAT BOOK 5, PAGE 1.

has been filed against you
and you are required to
serve a copy of your writ-
ten defenses, if any, to this
action, on Greenspoon
Marder, RA., Default De-
partment, Attorneys for.
Plaintiff, whose address is
Trade Centre South, Suite
700, 100 West Cypress
Creek Road, Fort Laud-'
erdale, FL 33309, and the
file original with the Clerk
within 30 days-after the
first publication of this.no-
tice, or on or before May,
11, 2009; otherwise a de-
Sfault-and a judgment may
be entered against you for
the relief demanded in the
Complaint.

WITNESS MY HAND AND
SEAL OF SAID COURT on
S this 2nd day of April, 2009.

.REBECCA .L (BECKY)
NORRIS
As Clerk of said Court
By: Jasmine Hysmith
As Deputy Clerk

This is an attempt to col-
lect a debt. Any informa-
tion obtained will be used
for that purpose.
SApril 16, 23, 2009.

1805S
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT,
FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT OF' THE STATE
OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR
GULF COUNTY

VISION BANK,
Plaintiff,

VS,

BERNARD L. KELLER,
ELIZABETH J. KELLER,
RAE E. FLOYD, and
STATE OF FLORIDA, DE-
S APARTMENTT OF REVENUE,
Defendants.

Case No. 08-489-CA

NOTICE OF SALE

NOTICE IS HEREBY
GIVEN that the under-
signed Clerk of the Circuit
Court of Gulf Codnty, en-
tered in this cause, will on
7th day of May, 2009, pur-
suant to a Final Judgment
2009, at 11:00 o'clock
A.M., in the front lobby of
the Gulf County Court-
house, offer for sale and
sell 'at public outcry to the
:highest and best bidder for
cash, the following de-
scribed property located in
Gulf County, Florida:

Commencing at the SW
\ Corner of the NW 1/4 of
Section 36, T3S, 100W,
and extend a line East
along the half section line
a distance of 258.18 ft, to a
concrete monument:;
thence Squth 10022'25"
East, a distance of 44/67 ft.
to a point on the North
R/W line of Brockette Road
(same being a' paved
county road) for POB; from
said POB extend a line
North 1022'25" West a dis-
tance of 254.67 ft.; run
thence East 210ft.; thence
run South 1022'25" East
250.14 ft. to. the North R/W
line to the above' de-
scribed road; .thence run
East along North R/W of
said road to the POB. To-
gether with all furniture, fix-
tures and equipment in or
on the said property.

Together with all the ap-
purtenances thereto be-
longing arid appertaining.


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

DATED this 31st day of
March, 2009.

Jeffrey R Whitton
RO. Box 1956
Panama City, Florida
32402
April 16, 23;2009


1 1100
1838S
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT,
FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT OF THE STATE
OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR
GULF COUNTY.

CASE NO. 09-29 PR
IN PROBATE

IN RE: The Estate of
ROBERT E. KING,
deceased.

NOTICE TO CREDITORS

TO ALL PERSONS HAV-
ING CLAIMS OR DE-
MANDS AGAINST THE
ABOVE ESTATE:

The administration of the
estate of ROBERT E.
KING, deceased, File
Number 09-29 PR is pend-
ing in the Circuit Court for
Gulf County, Florida, Pro-
bate Division, the address
of which, is Gulf County
Courthouse, Probate Divi-
sion, 1000 Cecil G. Costin,
Sr. Boulevard, Port St.
Joe, FL 32456. The name
and address of the per-
sonal representative and
that personal
representative's attorney
are set forth below.

ALL INTERESTED PER-
SONS ARE NOTIFIED
THAT:

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

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

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

The date of the first publi-"
cation of this Notice is
April 16,-2009.

Personal Representative:
JANET W.KING
2005 Constitution Drive
Port St. Joe, FL 32456
Attorney for Personal Rep-
resentative:
THOMAS S. GIBSON
RISH, GIBSON, SCHOLZ
& GROOM, P.A.
116 Sailor's Cove Drive
P O. Box 39
Port St. Joe, Florida 32457
(850) 229-8211
FL BAR NO. 0350583
April16, 23,2009
1843S
REQUEST
FOR PROPOSALS

FOR GULF COUNTY DE-
TENTION FACIUTY MEDI-
CAL DIRECTOR SER-
VICES

RFP BID #: 0809-15

The Gulf County Board of
County Commissioners,
Gulf County, Florida, in-
vites interested parties to
.submit proposals no later
than 4:30 PM, Friday, May
1, 2009, for providing Gulf
County Detention Facility
Medical Director Servic s
to the Board of County
Commissioners. This po-
sition requires physician
services and coordination
of inmate medical care.

Sealed proposals will be
accepted at and copies of
the Request for Proposals
may be obtained from:
Gulf County Clerk of Court,
1000 Cecil G. Costin Sr.,
Blvd., Room 148, Port St.
Joe, Florida, 32456. Cop-
ies may also be requested
by phoning (850)
229-6112.

NOTICE TO PROPOSERS

To ensure that your pro-
posal is responsive, you
are urged to request clarifi-
cation or guidance on any
issues involving this solic-
itation before submission
of your response. Your
point-of-contact for this so-
licitation is Lynn Lanier,
Deputy Administrator, at
(850) 229-611.1.

NOTE: Bid documents are
now 'available .for
downloading from the In-
ternet at
www.gulfcounty-fl.gov.

GULF COUNTY BOARD
OF COUNTY COMMIS-
SIONERS .
By: Nathan Peters, Jr.,
Chairman
Attest: Rebecca L. Norris,
Clerk
April 16, 23, 2009
1844S
PUBLIC NOTICE

GULF COUNTY BOARD
OF. COUNTY
COMMISSIONERS
GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
BID #0809-16

The Board of County
Commissioners of Gulf
County, Florida, will re-
Ceive sealed bids from any


person, company, or cor-
poration interested in pro-
viding the following:

Proposals for beach raking
cleanup that meets or ex-
ceeds specifications.

Any questions regarding
this bid should be directed
to Gerald Shearer at Public
Work, 1000 10th Street,.
Port St. Joe, Florida,
32456, (850) 227-1401.

Please indicate on enve-


NOTICE IS HEREBY
GIVEN pursuant to an Or.
der of Final Judgment of
Foreclosure dated April 6,
2009, entered in Civil Case
No.: 2008-CA-000323 of
the Circuit .Court of the
14th Judicial Circuit in and
for Gulf County, Florida,
wherein Deutsche Bank
National Trust Company,
as Trustee for Long Beach.
Mortgage Loan Trust
2005-2, Plaintiff and Wil-
liam Chris Harwood a/k/a
William C. Harwood and
Johanna Michelle Grissom
are defendantss, I will sell


1100
lope YOUR NAME
AND/OR COMPANY
NAME, that this is a
SEALED BID, include the
BID NUMBER and what
the bid project name.

Bids will be received until
Friday, May 1,2009 at 4:30
p.m., E.T, at the Office of
the Clerk of Court, 1000
Cecil G. Costin Sr., Blvd.,
Room 148, Port St. Joe,
Florida 32456. Bids will be
opened on Monday, May
4, 2009 at 10:00 a.m. at
the same address in Room
148.

The Board reserves the
right to reject any and all
bids received.

BOARD OF COUNTY
COMMISSIONERS
GULF COUNTY FLORIDA

Nathan Peters,,Jr.
Chairman
Rebecca Norris, Clerk.
April 1Q, 23, 2009
1846S
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 toan Or-
der rescheduling foreclo-
sure ,sale dated March 9,
2009'entered inCivil Case
No. 2008-CA-000125 of the
Circuit Court of the 4 ir,
Judicial Circuit in apc i.:r
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., May 28, 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-'EI G HT,
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
April 16, 23, 2009 1.
1857S
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT,
OF THE 14TH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN
AND FOR GULF COUNTY

Deutsche Bank National
Trust Company, as Trustee
for Long Beach Mortgage
Loan Trust 2005-2
Plaintiff,
vS.

William Chris Harwdod
*a/k/a William C. Haiwood
and Johanna Michelle
Grissom; Washington Mu-
tual Bank, as successor in
interest to Long Beach
Mortgage Company,
Defendantss.

CASE #: 2008-CA-000323.
Division#:
UNC:

NOTICE OF SALE





TER THE.DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE.

ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED
WITHIN THE TIME PERI-
ODS SET FORTH IN SEC-
TION 733.702 OF THE
FLORIDA PROBATE CODE
WILL BE BARRED NOT-
WITHSTANDING THE
TIME PERIODS SET
FORTH ABOVE, ANY
CLAIM FILED TWO (2)
YEARS OR MORE AFTER


S 1100
to the highest and best
bidder 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. on May 28,
2009, the following de-
scribed property as set
forth in said Final Judg-
ment, to-wit:

BEGINNING AT THE NE
CORNER OF THE NW 1/4
OF THE SW 1/4, SECTION.
36, T3S, R10W, GULF
COUNTY, FLORIDA,
THENCE RUN SOUTH
00-01-37 WEST, 82.98
FEET, TO A POINT ON
THE SOUTH R/W OF A
COUNTY ROAD, THENCE
RUN SOUTH 87-32-50
WEST, 420.28 FEET TO
THE POB; THENCE RUN
SOUTH 00-02-30 .WEST,
270 FEET; THENCE RUN
SOUTH 87-32-50 WEST,
165 FEET; THENCE RUN
NORTH 00-02-30 EAST,
270 FEET; THENCE
NORTH 87-32-50 EAST
BACK' TO 'THE POB.
MORE PARTICULARLY
.DESCRIBED BY A RE-
CENT SURVEY PRE-
'PARED BY EDWIN G.
BROWN AND ASSOCI-
ATES, INC., BEARING
THE DATE OF NOV 11,
2004, UNDER JOB NO.
04-728PSC:25959 AS FOL-
LOWS:

COMMENCE AT THE
NORTHEASTERLY COR-
NER OF THE NORTH-
WEST QUARTER OF THE
SOUTHWEST QUARTER
.OF SECTION 36, TOWN-
SHIP 3 SOUTH, RANGE
10 WEST, GULF COUNTY
/FLORIDA; THENCE RUN'
SOUTH 00 DEGREES 01
MINUTES 37 SECONDS
WEST.82.98 FEET TO A
POINT LYING ON THE
SOUTHERLY RIGHT OF
WAY OF BRYAN SET-
TERICH ROAD; THENCE
RUN ALONG SAID RIGHT
OF WAY SOUTH 87 DE-
GREES 32 MINUTES 50
SECONDS WEST 420.28
FEET TO A RQD AND CAP
FOR THE POINT OF BE-"
GINNING; THENCE FROM
SAID POINT OF BEGINN-
ING AND LEAVING SAID
RIGHT OF WAY RUN
SOUTH 00 DEGREES 02
MINUTES 30 SECONDS'
WEST 269.92 FEET TO A
ROD AND CAP; THENCE
SOUTH 88 DEGREES 19
MINUTES 15 SECONDS
WEST 164.96 FEET TO A
ROD AND CAP; THENCE
NORTH 00 DEGREES 02
MINUTES 07 SECONDS
EAST 269.96 FEET TO A
ROD AND CAP LYING ON
SAID SOUTHERLY RIGHT
OF WAY; THENCE RUN
ALONG SAID RIGHT OF
WAY NORTH 88 DE-
GREES 20 MINUTES 04
SECONDS EAST 164.99
'FEET TO THE POINT OF
BEGINNING.

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

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

DATED at PORT ST. JOE,
Florida, this 7th day of
April,,2009.
REBECCA L.NORRIS
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT
COURT
Gulf County, Florida
By: Jasmine Hysmith
DEPUTY CLERK

ATTORNEY FOR PLAIN-
TIFF '
SHAPIRO & FISHMAN,
LLRP
10004 North Dale Mabry
Hwy, Suite '112
Tampa, Florida 33618
08-103118
April 16, 23, 2009
18645
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE FOURTEENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND
FOR GULF COUNTY,
FLORIDA "

COASTAL COMMUNITY
BANK a/k/a APALACHI-
COLA STATE BANK,
Plaintiff,

vs.,

MICHAEL H. HUTTO AND
WIFE, KELLEY H. HUTTO,
ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN
PARTIES CLAIMING BY,
THROUGH, UNDER AND
AGAINST THE HEREIN
NAMED INDIVIDUAL DE-
FENDANTS WHO ARE
NOT KNOWN TO BE
DEAD OR ALIVE,
WHETHER SAID UN-
KNOWN PARTIES MAY
CLAIM AN INTEREST AS


cause, I will sell to the
highest and best bidder for
cash at the front door'of
Gulf County Courthouse at
11:00 o'clock a.m. on May
21, 2009, the following de-
scribed property:

Lot 4, Heron Walk Subdivi-
sion, according to the plat
thereof recorded in Plat
Book 5, page 31, in the
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 pendens
must file a claim within 60
days after the sale.

Dated: April 7, 2009.

Becky Norris
Clerk of Court
By: Jasmine Hysmith
Deputy Clerk

NOTICE TO PERSONS
WITH DISABILITIES
If you are a person with a
.Disability who needs any
accommodation in' order
to participatein this pro-
ceeding you are entitled,
at no cost to you, to the
provisions of certain assis-
tance. Please contact the
Court Administrator's office
as (850) 229-6112, (850)
229-1900 as much in ad-
vance of your court ap-
pearance or visit the court-
house as possible.. If you
are hearing impaired
(TDD) or voice impaired
(V) call 1-800-955-8771.
April 16, 23, 2009
1865S
IN THE FOURTEENTH JU-
DICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND
FOR GULF COUNTY,
FLORIDA

BAYSIDE SAVINGS BANK,
Plaintiff

vs.

ELVIN A. MARTINEZ,
Defendant.

CASE NO.: 09-113-CA

NOTICE OF ACTION

TO:
ELVIN A. MARTINEZ,
1655 Centerview rive, Du-
luth, GA 30096

YOU ARE NOTIFIED that
an action to foreclose a
mortgage on the following
property in Gulf County,
Flonda: .

LOT 39, PALM BREEZE
SUBDIVISION ACCORD-
ING TO THE PLAT
THEREOF RECORDED IN
THE PUBLIC RECORDS,
OF GULF COUNTY, FLOR-
IDA, IN PLAT BOOK 4,
PAGE 46.

has been filed against you
and you are required to
serve a copy of your writ-
ten defenses, if any, to it
on Frank A. baker,
Plaintiff's attorney, whose
address is 4431 Lafayette
Street, Marianna, Florida
32446, on or before May
11, 2009, and file the origi-
nal with the clerk of this
court either before service
on Plaintiffs attorney or im-
mediately thereafter; other-
wise a default will ben en-
tered against you for the
relief demanded in the
complaint.

DATED this 8th day of
April, 2009.

HON. REBECCA L. NOR-
RIS
As Clerk of the Court
By: Jasmine Hysmifh
As Deputy Clerk
April 16, 23, 2009
1867S
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR GULF COUNTY,
FLORIDA
ROBATE DIVISION

IN RE: ESTATE OF
WILMER CHALMERS
STITT, JR
Deceased.

File Number 09-30PR

NOTICE OF
ADMINISTRATION

The administration of the
estate of WILMER CHAL-
MERS STITT, JR, de-
.ceased, whose date of
death was January 9, 2009
and whose social security
number' is *** **-***, is
pending In the Circuit
Court for Gulf County,
Florida, Probate Division,
the address of which is
Gulf County' Courthouse,
1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr.
Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida
32456, The names and ad-
dresses of the personal
representative and the per-
sonal representative's at-
torney are set forth below.

All creditors of the dece-
dent and other persons
having claims or demands
against decedent's estate
on whom a copy of this
notice is required to be
served must file their
claims with this Court
WITHIN THE LATER OF
THREE (3) MONTHS AF-
TER THE DATE .OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY
(30) DAYS AFTER THE
DATE OF SERVICE OF A
COPY OF THIS NOTICE
ON THEM.

All other creditors of the
decedent and persons
having claims or demands
against the decedent's es-
tate must file their claims
with this Court WITHIN
THREE (3) MONTHS AF-


I


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


B 01 e THE STAR, ,


I


THE DECEDENT'S DATE
OF DEATH IS BARRED.

The date of first publica-
tion of this Notice is April
16,2009.

Personal Representative:
MARJORIE STITT
551 CR. 20
Port St. Joe, Fl 32456
Attorney for Personal Rep-
resentative:
Charles A. Costin
Florida Bar No. 699070
Post Office Box 98
Port St. Joe, FL 32457
Telephone: (850) 227-1159
April 16, 23, 2009
1870S'
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT'
FOR GULF COUNTY,
FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION

IN RE: ESTATE OF'
EMMY DONAT
Deceased.

File Number 09-28PR

NOTICE OF
ADMINISTRATION

The administration of the
estate of 'EMMY DONAT,
deceased, whose date of
death was April 6, 2008
and whose social security
number is **-**-****, Is
pending In the Circuit
Court for. Gulf County,
Florida, Probate Division,
the address of which is
'Gulf County Courthouse,
1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr.
Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida
32456. The names and ad-
dresses of the personal
representative and the per-
sonal representative's at-
torney are set forth below.

All creditors of the dece-
dent and other persons
having claims or demands
against decedent's estate
on whom a copy of this
notice is required to be
served must file their
claims with this Court
WITHIN THE LATER OF
THREE (3) MONTHS AF-
TER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF.
THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY
(30) DAYS AFTER THE
DATE OF SERVICE OF A
COPY OF THIS NOTICE
'ON THEM.

-All other creditors of the
decedent and persons
having claims or demands
against the decedent's es-
tate must file their claims'
with this Court WITHIN
THREE (3) MONTHS AF-
TER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBUCATION OF
THIS NOTICE.

ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED
WITHIN THE TIME PERI-
ODS SET FORTH IN SEC-
TION 733.702 OF THE
FLORIDA PROBATE CODE
WILL BE BARRED.

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

The date of first publica-
tion of this Notice is April
16,2009. '.

Personal Representative:'
HANS PETER GIMM
778 Dogwood Lane
Chipley, Fl. 32428
Attorney for Personal Rep-
resentative:
Charles A. Costin
Florida Bar No. 699070
Post Office Box 98
Port St. Joe, FL 32457
Telephone: (850) 227-1159
April 16, 23, 2009
1872S
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE 14TH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
GULF COUNTY FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION

HSBC BANK USA, N.A.,
Plaintiff,

vs.

KAY W. EUBANKS; RE-
BECCA J. STEVENS;
ROBIN J. SZABO; UN-
KNOWN SPOUSE OF KAY
W. EUBANKS; JOHN DOE;
JANE DOE AS UNKNOWN
TENANTS) IN POSSES-
SION OF THE SUBJECT
PROPERTY
Defendants.

CASE NO.: 08-55CA

NOTICE OF
FORECLOSURE SALE

NOTICE IS: HEREBY
GIVEN pursuant to a Final
Judgment of Foreclosure
dated the 6th day of April,
2009, and entered in Case
No. 08-55CA, of the Circuit
Court of the 14TH Judicial
Circuit for Gulf County,
Florida, wherein HSBC
BANK USA, N.A. is the
Plaintiff and KAY W.
EUBANKS; REBECCA J.
STEVENS; ROBIN J.
SZABO; UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF KAY W.
EUBANKS; JOHN DOE;
JANE DOE AS UNKNOWN
TENANT (S) IN POSSES-
SION OF THE.SUBJECT
PROPERTY are defend-
ants. I will sell to the high-
est and best bidder for
cash at' the FRONT LOBBY
OF COURTHOUSE at the
Gulf County Courthouse in
Port St. Joe, Florida, at
11:00 a.m. on the 21st day
of May, 2009, the following
described property as set
forth in said Final Judg-
ment, to wit:

LOTS 3, 4, 5 & 8 IN
BLOCK "C" OF BAY VIEW


"In 1100 |
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.

Ih accordance with the
Americans with Disabilities
Act of 1990 (ADA), disa-
bled persons who, be-
cause of their disabilities,
need special accommo-
dation to participate in this
proceeding should contact
the ADA Coordinator at
1000 5th Street, Port St.
Joe, FL 32456 or Tele-
phone (850) 229-6113
prior to such proceeding.

Dated this 7th day of April,
2009.

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

Law Office of Marshall C.
Watsorr
1800 NW 49th Street,
Suite 120
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
33309
Telephone: (954) 453-0365
Facsimile: (954) 771-6052
Toll Free: 1-800-441-2438
08-03443
April 16, 23, ?009
1873S
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE FOURTEENTH
JUDICIAL .CIRCUIT OF
.FLORIDA IN AND FOR
GULF COUNTY

FLAGSTAR BANK, FS.B.,
et.al.,
Plaintiff

vs.

JAMES J. MCCORVEY
A/K/A JAMES J.
MCORVEYi DIXIE M.
MCCORVEY A/K/A DIXIE
M. MCORVEY; UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF JAMES J.
MCCORVEY A/K/A JAMES
J. MCORVEY AS OF
10/18/07; UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF DIXIE M.
MCCORVEY A/K/A DIXIE
M. MCORVEY AS OF
10/18/07; UNKNOWN
TENANT #1; UNKNOWN
TENANT #2,
Defendants.

CASE NO. 08-104 CA

NOTICE OF
FORECLOSURE SALE

NOTICE IS HEREBY
GIVEN pursuant to a Final
Judgment of Foreclbsure
dated November 17, 2008,
and entered in Case No.
08-104 CA, of the Circuit
Court of the Fourteenth Ju-
dicial Circuit in and for
GULF County, Florida,
wherein Flagstar Bank,
FS.B., is a Plaintiff and
JAMES J. MCCORVEY
A/K/A JAMES J.
MCORVEY; DIXIE M.
MCCORVEY A/K/A DIXIE
M. MCORVEY; UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF JAMES J.
MCCORVEY A/K/A JAMES
J. MCORVEY AS OF
.10/18/07; UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF DIXIE M.
MCCORVEY A/K/A DIXIE
M. MCORVEY AS OF
10/18/07; UNKNOWN
TENANT #1; UNKNOWN
TENANT #2 are the De-
fendants. I will sell to the
highest and best bidder for
cash at, at 11:00 AM on
June"11, 2009, the follow-
ing described property as
set forth in said Final Judg-
ment, to wit:

LOT 10, OAK GARDENS
SUBDIVISION, UNIT II AS
RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 6, PAGE 20, PUB-
UC RECORDS OF GULF
COUNTY FLORIDA.

Any person claiming an'in-
terest in thie 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 afterthe sale.

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

Dated' this 7th day of April,
2009.
April 16, 23, 2009
1874S

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

THE BANKOF NEW YORK
MELLON, AS SUCCES-
SOR TRUSTEE UNDER
NOVASTAR MORTGAGE
FUNDING TRUST 2005-3,
Plaintiff,

VS.

RODGER WILLIAM ES-
TES. KAREN ESTES UN-
KNOWN TENANTS) IN
POSSESSION #1 and #2,
and ALL OTHER UN-
KNOWN PARTIES.
et.al.,
Defendant(s).

CASE NO.:
23-2008-CA-000452

NOTICE OF
FORECLOSURE SALE

NOTICE IS HEREBY
GIVEN pursuant to a Final
Summary Judgment of
Foreclosure dated April 6,
2009, entered in Civil Case
No.: 23-2008-CA-000452
of the Circuit Court of the
Fourteenth Judicial Circuit
in and for Gulf County,
Florida,, wherein THE
BANK OF NEW YORK


1100
16th day of July, 2009, the
following described real
property as set forth in
said Final Summary Judg-
ment, to-wit:

LOT 16, OF BLOCK A, OF
SEASHORES/ST. JOE
BEACH UNIT #3, AC-
CORDING TO THE PLAT
THEREOF, AS RE-
CORDED IN PLAT BOOK
3, AT PAGE 34, OF THE
PUBLIC RECORDS OF
GULF COUNTY FLORIDA.'

If you are a person claim-
ing a right to funds remain-
ing after the sale, you must
file a claim with the clerk
no later than 60 days after
the sale. If you fail to file a
claim you will not be enti-
tled to any remaining
funds. After 60 days, only
the owner of record as of
the date of the lis pendens
may claim the surplus.

WITNESS my hand and
the seal of the court on
April 7, 2009.

REBECCA L. NORRIS
CLERK OF THE COURT
By: Jasmine Hysmith
Deputy Clerk

Attorney for Plaintiff:
Brian L. Rosaler, Esquire
Popkin & Rosaler, RA.
1701 West Hillsboro
Boulevard
Suite 400
Deerfield Beach, FL 33442
Telephone: (954) 360-9030
Facsimile: (954) 420-5187
08-20072
April 16, 23, 2009
1875S
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE 14TH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION

COUNTRYWIDE HOME
LOANS, INC.,
-Plaintiff,
VS.

JANICE L. WILLIAMS; UN-
KNOWN SPOUSE OF
JANICE L. WILLIAMS
A/K/A PAUL WILLIAMS;
JOHN DOE; JANE DOE
AS UNKNOWN
TENANTS) IN POSSES-
SION OF THE SUBJECT
PROPERTY
Defendants.

NOTICE OF
FORECLOSURE SALE

NOTICE IS HEREBY
GIVEN pursuant to a Final
Judgment of Foreclosure
dated the 6th day of April,
2009, and entered in Case
No. 23-2008-CA-000411, of
the Circuit Court of the,
14TH Judicial Circuit in
and for Gulf County, Ftor-
ida, wherein COUNTRY-
WIDE HOME LOANS, INC.
is the Plaintiff and JANICE
L. WILLIAMS; UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF JANICE L.
WILLIAMS A/K/A PAUL
WILLIAMS; JOHN DOE;
JANE DOE AS UNKNOWN
TENANT (S) IN POSSES-
SION OF THE SUBJECT
PROPERTY are defend-
ants. I will sell to the high-
est and best bidder for
cash at the FRONT LOBBY
OF COURTHOUSE at the
Gulf County Courthouse in
Port St. Joe, Florida, at
11:00 a.m. on the 21st day
of May, 2009, the following
described property as set
forth in said Final Judg-
ment,

LOT 1, BLOCK 5, AC-
CORDING TO THE PLAT
OF WARD RIDGE UNIT-
ONE, AS RECORDED IN
PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE 3, IN
THE OFFICE OF THE
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT
COURT OF GULF
COUNTY, FLORIDA.

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

In. accordance with the
Americans with Disabilities
Act of 1990 (ADA), disa-
bled persons who, be-
cause of their disabilities,
need special accommoda-
tion to participate in this
proceeding should contact
the ADA Coordinator at
1000 5th Street, Port St.
Joe, FL 32456 or Tele-
phone (850) 229-6113
prior to such proceeding. :

Dated this 7th day of April,
2009.

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

Law Office of Marshall C.
Watson
1800 NW 49th Street,
Suite 120
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
33309
Telephone: (954) 453-0365
Facsimile: (954) 771-6052 .
Toll 'Free: 1-800-441-2438
April 16, 23, 2009
1876S
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE 14TH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION

TAYLOR, BEAN & WHITA-
KER MORTGAGE CORPO-
RATION,
Plaintiff,

vs.

JASON BRIAN WARD;
MARTHA ,WARD; UN-


23-2008-CA-000336

NOTICE OF
FORECLOSURE SALE

NOTICE IS HEREBY
GIVEN pursuant to a Final
Judgment of Foreclosure
dated the 6th day of April,
2009, and entered in Case
No. 23-2008-CA-000336, of
the Circuit Court of the
14TH Judicial Circuit irn
and for Gulf County, Flor-
ida, wherein TAYLOR,
BEAN & WHITAKER
MORTGAGE CORPORA-
TION is the Plaintiff and
JASON BRIAN WARD;
MARTHA WARD; UN-
KNOWN SPOUSE OF
DEBBIE FOREHAND
HANNA A/K/A DEBBIE
FOREHAND/ DROP; UN-
KNOWN SPOUSE OF JA-
SON BRIAN WARD; UN-
KNOWN 'SPOUSE OF
MARTHA WARD; JOHN
DOE; JANE DOE AS UN-
KNOWN TENANT (S) IN
POSSESSION OF THE
SUBJECT PROPERTY are
defendants. I will sell to the
highest and best bidder for
cash at the FRONT LOBBY
OF COURTHOUSE at the
Gulf County Courthouse in
Port St. Joe, Florida, at
11:00 a.m on the 21st day
of May, 2009, the following
described property as set
forth in said Final Judg-
ment, to wit:

LOTS 10 AND 12, BLOCK
15, CORRECTIVE REPLAT
OF TWIN LAKES, UNIT
NO. 1, ACCORDING TO
THE PLAT THEREOF, RE-
CORDED IN PLAT BOOK
2, PAGE 42, OF THE PUB-
UC RECORDS OF GULF
COUNTY, FLORIDA. TO-
GETHER WITH A 2006
DEER VALLEY DOU-.
BLEWIDE MOBILE HOME
WITH VIN#'S;
DVAL10601231A and
DVAL10601231B.

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

In accordance with the
Americans with Disabilities-
Act of 1990 (ADA), disa-
bled persons who, be-
cause of their disabilities,
need special accommo-
dation to participatein this
proceeding should contact
the ADA Coordinator at
1000 5th Street, Port St.
Joe, FL 32456 or Tele-
phone. (850) 229-6113
prior to such' proceeding.

Dated this 7th day of April,
2009.

Rebecca Norris
Clerk of the Circuit Court '
By: JasmineHysmith
Deputy Clerk

Law Office of Marshall C.'
Watson
1800 NW 49th Street
Suite 120
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
33309
Telephone:.(954) 453-0365
Facsimile: (954) 771-6052
Toll Free: 1-800-441-2438
08-34257 '.
April 16,23, 2009


1948s
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR GULF COUNTY,
FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION

IN RE: ESTATE OF
HARRY YOUNG
Deceased.

NOTICE
OF ADMINISTRATION

The administration of the
estate of HARRY YOUNG,
deceased, whose date of
death was'February 27,
2009 and whose social se-
curity number is
******-**** is pending in
the Circuit Court for.Gulf
County, Florida, Probate
Division, the address of
which is Gulf County
Courthouse, 1000 Cecil G.
Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port St.
Joe, Florida 32456. The
names and addresses of
the personal representa-
tive and the personal
representative's attorney
are set forth below.

All creditors of the dece-
dent and other persons
having claims or demands
against decedent's estate
on whom a copy of this
notice is required to be
served must file their
claims with this Court
WITHIN THE LATER OF
THREE (3) MONTHS AF-
TER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THISSNOTICE OR THIRTY
(30) DAYS AFTER THE
DATE OF SERVICE OF A
COPY OF THIS NOTICE
ON THEM.

All other creditors of the
decedent and persons
having claims or demands
against the decedent's es-
tate must file their claims'
with this Court WITHIN
THREE (3) MONTHS AF-
TER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBUCATION OF
THIS NOTICE.

ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED
WITHIN THE TIME PERI-
ODS SET FORTH IN SEC-
TION 733.702 OF THE
FLORIDA PROBATE CODE
WILL BE BARRED.


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

The date of first publica-
tion of this Notice is April
23, 2009.

Personal Representative:
DONNIE M. YOUNG
2009 Juniper Ave.
Port St. Joe, Fl. 32456
Attorney for Personal
Representative:


HEIGHTS SUBDIVISION
IN GULF COUNTY FLOR-
IDA, WHICH IS A SUBDIVI-.
SION OF THE SOUTH
HALF OF GOVERNMENT
LOTS 11 AND 12 IN SEC-
TION 26, T7S, R1 I W,
GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA,
ACCORDING TO PLAT
BOOK 1, PAGE 26, OF
THE PUBLIC RECORDS
OF GULF COUNTY FLOR-
IDA.

ANY PERSON CLAIMING
AN INTEREST IN THE
SURPLUS' FROM THE


MELLON, AS SUCCES-
SOR TRUSTEE UNDER
NOVASTAR. MORTGAGE
FUNDING TRUST 2005-3,
Plaintiff, and RODGER
WILLIAM ESTES, KAREN
ESTES and UNKNOWN
TENANT IN POSSESSION
# 1, are Defendants:

I will sell to the highest bid-
der for cash, at the Front
Lobby Of The Courthouse,
1000 Cecil G. Costin Sr.
Blvd., Port St. Joe, FL
32456, at 11:00 AM, on the


KNOWN SPOUSE OF
DEBBIE FOREHAND
HANNA A/K/A DEBBIE
FOREHAND/ DROP; UN-
KNOWN SPOUSE OF JA-
SON BRIAN WARD; UN-
KNOWN SPOUSE OF
MARTHA WARD; JOHN
DOE, JANE DOE AS UN-
KNOWN TENANTS) IN
POSSESSION OF THE
SUBJECT PROPERTY,
Defendants.

CASE NO.:


SPOUSES, HEIRS, DE-
VISES, GRANTEES, OR
OTHER CLAIMANTS;
HERON WALK
HOMEOWNERS ASSOCI-
ATION; INC.,
Defendants.

Case No. 08-564 CA

CLERK'S NOTICE
OF SALE UNDER
FS. CHAPTER 45

NOTICE IS GIVEN that, in
accordance with the Sum-
mary Final Judgment of
Foreclosure dated April 6,
2009 in the above-styled


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Established 1938 Serving Gulf County and surrounding areas for 67 years THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, APRIL 23, 2009 11B

11001100 1100 00100 4100 61306170 .7100 8110
Charles A. Costin PLAN AMENDMENT IN bids deemed in the best DEAD OR ALIVE, Bldg Const/Skilled Trade Townhouse/Barrier
Florida Bar No. 699070 COMPLIANCE interest of the County. WHETHER SAID UN- Dunes Cape San Bas Port S. George
Post Office Box 98 KNOWN PARTIES MAY CRANE Port Cape San Bas P St. Joe, St. George
Port St. Joe, FL 32457 DOCKET NO. BOARD OF COUNTY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS CRA Port t. Joe F. 6 momin Island and St. James Bay Pontiac Grand Am 199
Telephone: (850)'227-1159 09-D1-NOI-2302-(A)-(I) COMMISSIONERS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVI- OPERATOR imuem term, 3 i 3 bt x- 2 br, 1 ba MH Previously Bank Owned $375 Down, $3,9000% in
cellent condition, custom $7r c Down, $3,900 0% in-
April 23, 30, 2009 GULF COUNTY FLORIDA SEES, GRANTEES OR NEEDED, MUST BE furnishings and decor $475 mo + $475 deposit. Property. Priced way be- test y
The Department gives no- Nathan Peters, Jr., OTHER CLAIMANTS; AND NCCCO Certified Complete PC, printer, HilandView. 850-227-4051 low market value! Prices test Daylight Auto F-2151769
twice of its intent to find the Chairman GOLDI LOCKS, LLC, are Class CDL a plus Fric- wireless hardware set-up starting at $35,000. Please nancng 850-215-1769
1958IN THE CIRCUIT COURT Amendment to the Com- ATTEST: the Defendants, the under- tion and Hydraulic Please available, Renter ref's and 2 br, 1 ba, 118 Narvaez call Counts Real Estate am-pm
OF THE C TFOURTEENTH prehensive Plan for the Rebecca Norris, Clerk signed will selltothe high- Call 904-626-9354 OR credit check required. Ave. Port St. Joe beach, Group at 850-249-3615.
OFTHE FOURTEENTH City of Port St. Joe, April 23, 30,2009 est and best bidder for 904-773-3903 $1,100 mo. Call $550/mo + dep. Unfurn.
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF adopted by Ordinance No. 1980 cash at the front door of Web id 34033921 850-425-8505 No pets 850229825 8120
,FLORIDA IN AND FOR 417 on March 3, 2009, IN IN THE CIRCUIT COURT the Gulf County Court-
GULF COUNTY COMPLIANCE, pursuant to FOR GULF COUNTY house, 1000 Cecil G. 711
FLAGSTAR BAN S.B., Sections 163.3184, FLORIDA CSt. Joe, Florida 32456 at
FLAGSTAR BANIS.B. 163.3187 and 163.3189, PROBATE DIVISION St. Joe, Floda 32456 at
Plaintiff, F.S. 11:00 o'clock a.m. on May 6140 ,7170 Chevy Blazer 2002, $575
SR: ES OF 28, 2009 the following de- Bldg Const/Skilled trades 2 br, 1 ba, Mobile home, Down $5,900 0% interest.
vs.. The adopted City of Port VIA scribed property as set A Kitchen add oo, decking Daylight Auto Financing
St. Joe C comprehensive cIOLA PIS forth in said Final Judg- Electrical Crew with gates, 12x24 insulated Cape 2816 Hwy 98 W 9 am to
STEPHEN C. PAUL t. al. Plan Amendment and the cease ment of Foreclosure After Crew Foreman / electric shed. w/d, just a few bik 9pm 850-215-1769
Defendants. Department's Objections, File Number 08-90PR Default, to-wit: cians. 10 yrs min exp Ref 2 bedroom, 1 bath house to bch. Beacon Hills San Bias
A Recommendations and required. Long term proj- 457 Madison St. Oak (Mexico Bch Area). $650 2,188 sq ft Bayfront Home
CASE NO08100 CA CommentsReport, (if any), NOTCE Lots 19, 20, 21, and 22, ect located in Apalachi- Grove Area of Port St. Joe. mo + sec. dep. Call 3 br/3.5 bath built 1998
NOTIC OF are available for public in- OF ADMINISTRATION Block 4, WIMICO SUBDIVI- cola. Fax or email 850-227-7800 850-340-0930 $599,000 Lisa (334)
NOTE OF section Monday through, SION; according to the Of- resumes to 850-623-8083, 687-6000 x 19 Realtor Ford Bronco 1994, $500
FORECLOSURE SALE Friday, except for' legal The administration of the ficial Plat on file in Plat amicah213@bellsouth.net Mexico Bch 3 blocks from Calls Welcome Down $3,900 0% interest
NOTCE IS HEREBY holidays, during normal estate of VIOLA PITTS, de- Book 1, page 31 in the Web id # 34033903 dedicated beach: 3 br, 2 Daylight. Auto Financing
NOTICE IS HEREBY business hours, at the City -a i e Public Records of Gulf ba 1400sf, with enclosed 2816 Hwy 98 W, 9am to
G Ve~pursuanoa Enae bfPoirteSt. Joe,CC H atthCit ce ashSe tee of County, Florida, less &x- Logistics/Transportation 2 br, 1 ba Highland View workrm Near TAFB
GIVEN pursuant to a Final of ort St. Joe, City Hall, County, Florida, less & ex- back porch, Sep. office/ 9pm 850-215-1769
dated Aprl 13, 2009, and B 2006and Whosesocial se- scribed in Official Records w area $575 mo 6 mo lease, $850mo, until not included. .~
dated April 13, 2009, and: Boulevard, Port St. Joe, nhose socia s in iialRo s Driver Trainees Bay View, Please. Call $850 dep. 850-227-2549
entered in Case No. Florida '32457. crt is pending in Box 129, page 581 of the Driver Trainees Bay View, Please Call $850 dep. 850-227-2549/
S08-10 CA, of he n fri d is pding in Public Records of Gulf Needed Now! 817-789-3527 850-867-0371 Avail 05/01 8130
dicial Circuit in' and fordefined 384, n Section Division, the address Any person claiming trained locally for War- 3 br, 2 ba house, w/ kitch M bile Homes
GULF County, Florida, 1.3184, S., has a right Any person claiming an in- ner Enterprises, No ex- apple. $800 Mo + $1,000 Mobil o e
wherein Flagstar Bank, to petition for an adminis- Courthouse 1000 Cecil G. terest in the surplus from perlence needed. dep. call between 8 am For Rent I I Chevy PIckup1994 $375
F.S.B., is a Plaintiff and trative hearing to challenge Costin SreBlvd, Port St. the sale, if any, other than 1-866-280-5309 5pm 850-2296821 335 Cortez St, St Joe AuTOMOtIVE MARINE Down $3200 nte es
HEATEPHER M. PAUL; UN the proposed agency de- Joe, Florida 32456. The the property owner as of Web Id # 34031246 Beach, 2 br, 1 ba, W/D RECREATIONAL. Daylight Auto Financing,
KNOWN TENANT #1; UN- Amen ent to the Ct of names and addresses o mustfie a claim wiin 6 1780 Grouper Ave. 2 br, 1 included, sundeck, nice 100- Antique& Collectibles 2816 Hwy 98 W 9am to
KNOWN TENANT #2 U- Amedmet to the Cityo the personal representa- afterthele Medical/Health ba. $565 month+ $400 pvate lot 2 blocks 11 as 9pm 850215769
KNOWN TENANT #2 are Port St. Joe Compreen tive and the personal aysaer hesal deposit. No pets. Highland from the beach. $500 8120 Sports Utility Vehicles
the Defendants. I will sellsiv Plan is n Compiance, reprentativ attorney DATED this 16th day o Vet Tech Needed View 850-229-6825 241mColu St r ans
to the highest and best as defie ined2n Subsection Arpril 2009 Experience ve a a 241 Columbus St St 8140C-Vans
bidder for cash at at 1633184(1), FS. The pe- are set forth below. April, 2009. Experienced veterinarian 8JoeBea21 b also81- Cmmercial
11:00 a.m (EST) on May tuition must be filed within tech needed for local ani- 8228 Hwy 98, St Joe Joe Beach, 2 br be, 1 alo Motorcycles
28, 2009, the following de- twenty-one (21) days after All creditors of the dece. Becky Norris mal hospital 850-227-7270 Beach, 2br 2ba house with screened porch, car 8170 Auto Parts Dodge xCab 1999, $1,000
scribed property as set publication of this notice dent and other persons Clerk of Circuit Court gulf view, $875 mo + dep, cover, nice shady lot & Accessories Down $5,9000% interest.
s property as set publicationofthis notice, D0 es -
forth in said Final Judg- and must include all of the having claims or demands e H, blocks from the 8210- eCoat Hwy 98 W 9sam to
ment, to-wit: information and cost n tents a gaovinst dcedents esta By: Jasmine Hysmith Office 850-647-9214 beach, $550 mof+ $550 8220- Personal watercraft Daylight Auto Financing
ment, against decedent's estateDeputy Clerk dep. 8230 Sailboats 2816 Hwy 98 W 9 m to
Information and contents on whom a copy of this 23 30, 2009 personnel Century 21 Gulf Coast Re- 249 Santa Anna St St e 9pm 8502151769
Lot 30, Block K, Howard ribed n UniformAC e notice is required to be April Energetic individual for entr 21Gulf Coast R 249 Santaa Ana St, S 8 p0- o arine -
red, opre rtic nr e8-on e must bef ti ved mt the ir -ast- d ce o alty long term rentals avail- JoeBeach, sa2br. 1 -Aircra/Avaion
Creek Propeprties, 'Unre- ptltion must be tied w aims with th.s. fst- ed ice Corki abl r h be, large screened 8320 ATV/Off Road Vehicles
corded, more particularly t eny Clerk, Depart- i th t o merl andphservice skills Coronado #32 br, 1.5 ba porch, 2 blocks from the 8330 Campers & Trailers 8140
ien d at th oint o meant cf C ommuity Af- THREE W (3 MONTHS AF- TEt cal ski ar d 731 Hwy 98 $850 per beach, $475 month 1- Motorms
described at thefntsec- : plati o ao ni t et () Mo TH F- 1 must. Some Sat urdays month $475 dep. nio s
S tn fai TER THE ATEOF T HE and some on-call required. Destiny #1 2 br, 1 b9a5- For more information
neeee rd Tallahassee FIST PUBLICATION OF Must reside in or near 40th St 0 Pr th Ca 22 9 or
State R 387 with the Florida 323992100, and, HIS NOTICEOR THIRTY Mexico Bech. Send re Gulf Point #42 br, 2.5 b 227-1795 Dodge 15 Passenger.
Westline of the East half of copy mailed, his oice fo leo Plnta
adthe Stheast quarter t finalto the local gvermet. (3) DAYS AT TH Ess TH E to: 3 rentals@ 7175th St2 8 $ 0 PW & U d
chord of 115.98 feet, bear- ed persons may TION 733.702 OF THE 3 Training, Vacations. P r month 717 waterron Cus tomers wanted, War- Low miles, very
Section 6, Towsipt Failure to timely fleae t COPY OF THI COE TE ERe 1 866-945-0316 Surf & Sands unit 30-1 2 ranty financing avail. Ge BOAT Uke New R
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rates 16 second East proceeding as a petitionerguarantee", contact the persons 3130 Auctions s $1650 per 25 Ven D
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n re istnce of right to Equipment call Chuck 229-1388 3 br, ba e 3706 Hwy 98 Daylight Auto Finan
road, said point lying on a eamn od i o tn e THREE (3) MONTHS AF- 3180 Computers215-1769
curve conscave to te a a TER THE DATE OF THE 3190- Eleotron1ich Palmetto b Pla nation 726 Hwy 98 A n
urvreo th e recommended order-to FIRST PUBLICATION OF 3200- Firewood 4 br, 3 ba 112015th St 7100 Homes 2816Hwy 98 W 9am to
Northeast andhavin o the Department f Anopa- THIS NOTICE. 3210 Free Pass It On 410 975 per month Property
dius of 2134.08 feet, ea tion is filed, this Notice of i 30 Furnitue Palmetto Planta tion 7120 Commercial
thence rtm3230-Garage/YardSales Post Office Now Hiring! 3 br, 3 be 1120 15th St. 7130- Condolown hose
ten cNorthwes terly intentshsal e in ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED 3240- Guns Avg. Pay $21/houror$54K $900 per6 mo- F arms & Rances New & Uer d Em yer
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thence North 55 degrees petition for intervention NOTWITHSTANDING THE 3310- Mus allnstmments per m e ate Cll 850-701 remed
ltre a one tof 02 tndeg0s -twie nty 2o Fo entO T AB O N Fes u ih aes brn ds sit 2 br 2 2 42c St g .
mus file a th e f Mu T AINLD ALL 2 3330 Restaurant/Hotel. $650 per month
curve concave to the the final eg and s CLAIM FILED TWO (2) f3340R-SportingGood.)l-&-on su $5pSandsunit42-C 4ORT A AN S e b a12
Northeastandhaving ra- include all of the informal T rC autio sIr^ T-O Sc for L
rtast n han a re- ilude all f thu in or- YEARS OR MORE AFTER 3350 Tickets (Buy & Sell) br, 2 be 121-42ncd St.
dius of 2104.08 feet, being tion and contents de-, THE DECEDENT'S DATE ins Gar, & an t42-c
the Northeast eight of way scribedn in Uniform Rule OF DEATH IS BARRED. xeieneR e per month P0 "s A
line of a 60 foot county 2106.205, .A.C. A peti- I Am i You NVEr hav tonpaby Ponderosa P #183 br,2 bae
road, thence Northwesterly 'tion for leave to intervene O The date of first publJc- or information about #18 Pond-erosa Pines Dr.


















along said curving right of shll di- eE NS B rian 4-6 80 325iesu es nueg
way linheD during rit of i sha be filed atthe Divi- tion of this Notice is April .i3230: I federal or postal jobs. If $850 pern ont ,
ayle, fance arc d- so eetsaid of Administrativey you er e a job Barber Hu se 3 b, 2
tance aof 0 feetid ing eat 13, 20.S Joe Beac "guarantee", contact the 310. Wysong $1650 per 125 VSDrive
tannge o eate i s paament r, af, N FaTC. month utilities inc. w/cap
distance of 313.1 fee 1230 M anagement Serviceskway, Personal Representative: 8217 Pelican Walk Lane. The Federal Trade Call 850-648-5449 or (off GarrisonA e)
stealing North 30 degrees T ala eNDA ADKINS Sat 8-? 1 f Rains Cancel. Commission 850-229-1200 for more in- Port St. Joe FL 32456
beang North 30 degrees Tallahassee Florida P O. Boxo517 is America 'tLoraioe Ci e
West,thence continue tuition to intervene within Florda BarN 699070 in agency. (850) 22
along said-curving right of the allowed'rtime frame Attorn y 'f Personal
way line Northwesterly for constitutes a waiver of any Representat e: O www.ftc.govL/obscams Fantastic ( 0 2 7 5
an are distance of 12547 right uch a person has to Repres enta ti89ve
reqet a harin unde Charles A. Costin 3250 1-877-FTC-HELP 3 br, 2 ba home 446 Bo- I-Y Acs 711
feet, said are having a request a hearing under Post Office Box 98 A public service oFe S. Cl 8 1 1 2 3 e om s
ltangleof 03 degrees sections 120.569 and Port St. Joe, FL 32457 Sweatmore Strawberry from he C For lease or Sale 3 br, 2
nw 0 ecnd,. pate in the administrative lephone:50)2271159 Ranch o pen Daily @8a and The News Herald be, executive Home 3000 income guidelines apply
chord of 125.45 feet, bear- heading e April 23, 30, 2009 You pck $179bWe Classfed Advertising s,2 car garage, centrally o a l o
ing North 24 degrees 13 useno insecticides Dep rtment sf,2 cated r garage, central Equal portni Provider and Emplo
minutes 07 srcon~West After a n dministrtive I THE IRCUIT COURT 850-722-4819 Doate rt St.oeal 850-25, 8039
to the Point of Beginning; hearing petition.is timely OF THE FOURTEENTH Travel-Work-Party-Play
thence depart said carving filed, mediation is available JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN Play in Vegas, Hang in LA,
right of may line North 67 pursuntto Sub-section AND FOR GULF COUNTY, Jet to New Yorkl Hiring M o ss C R E E K
seconds East for 218.00 163.3189(3)(a), ES., to FLORIDA 18-24 girls/guys. $400-800
seconds Eas point yi.g on a00 any affected person who is Weekly. Paid expenses. Home for Rent Wwa
curveet to a poincave tlyigo on a made a party to the pro- WAKULLA BANK, a Florida Are you Energetic, Fun, & o e 1 Wew
curve concave to th ceeding b filing that re- banking corporation, Looking for a Great Job. Daketh, 4 bedroom 2 full
Northeast, thence North- quest with the administra- Plaintiff, 1-888-741-2190. hs, Fireplace; allappl- 126 Amy Circle
westerly along said curve tive law judge'assigned by stay, 1 acre in the
for an are distance of the Division of Administra- vs. .- ... country. $875 month, $875 (off 1N)
94.927 fbet, said curve tive Hearings. The choice security deposit. m,
having a delta angle of 02 of mediation shall not af- JOHN O. SMIT, JR; AND 41( 5-H6elp9wanted 5025- or (507)
degrees 53 minutes 02 fect a party's right to an ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES 0Employment ed__2986_2-172
sdosends, a radius of administrative hearing. CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, Information .. .
1886.08 feet, a chord dis- UNDER, AND AGAINST M 1Y Acs 711 ,
tance of 94.54 feet, bear- Mike McDaniel, Chief THE HEREIN NAMED IN- 31TTYAcs 711
ing North 21 degrees 02 Office of Comprehensive DIVIDUAL DEFENDANTS ', eFamly 1 & 2ber o
minutes 57 seconds West, Planning' WHO ARE NOT KNOWN Mexico Beach 1 br, Fuly Familyapartment community
thence; departsaid curve. Department of Community TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, 4100Fum. Eff. xi other In Law, I
South 70 degrees 17 min- Affairs WHETHER SAID UN- 8100 Business/ cottage. Until. & cable incld,iy
utes 07 seconds West for 5Shumard Oak Boule- WHETHER SAID 10 an/cug. Eti. & cable IncLdw income guidelines apply
for25ShumardOakBoule- KNOWN PARTIES -MAY Commercialn
218.11 feet to said curving yard' CLAIM AN INTEREST AS 6 '110-Apartments $675 mo.,+ $200 dep. Equal Opportunity Provider and Employer
right of way line, thence iTallahassee, Florida SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVI- 612 Beach Rentals 850-648-5338 In accordance with Federal law, this institution is prohibited from discriminating
Southeasterly along aid 32399-2100 SEES, GRANTEES OR 6130 Condofrownhouse on the basis or race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability.
curving right of way line for April 23, 2009 OTHER CLAIMANTS; AND 8150 Roomma Wanted Townhomes for rent, .Not all prohibited bases aply to all programs.
an are distance of 105.47 GOLDI LOCKS, LLC. Administrative 8180- Rooms for Rent Jones Homestead- Pon-
deltas angle hof 02 degrees N ETO Defendant. ,6170 Mobile Home/Lot derosa Pines. First month
deta angle of 02 degrees NOTICE TO Assistant 818o -Out-of-Town Rentals rent free with deposit and oe
53 minutes 02 seconds, a RECEIVE SEALED BIDS CASE NO.: 08-490-CA PT for the Washington I- 19-TImeshare Rentals 12 month lease. 2 br arid Port St.e C oimm ercial
radius of 2104.08 feet, CASE NO.: 08-490-CA PT for the Washint Group Commu- VacatIon enta 3br units available. Call
chord of 105.40 feet bear- BID #0809-17 NOTICE OF nity Advisory Council. Cell .850-227-,732 S pace for Lease
minutes 38 seconds East The Gulf County Board of FORECLOSURE SALE Eddie Fields 850-899-5105
to the Point of Beginning. County Commissioners NOTCE IS HEREBY GIVE,1.20
will receive sae bids pursuant to a Final Judg- Restaurant Beach [ o P
Property Address: 210 from any person; com- ment of Foreclosure After HELP Rentals-Sales 317 Williams Avenue
OLD BAY CITY ROAD, pany, or corporation inter- Default dated-April 13,
WEWAHITCHKA, FLORIDA ested in providing the fol- 2009 entered in Case Nd.: WANTED BY OWNER 1800sf- tenant improvements negotiable, $1350/mo gross
''32465 ,lowing playground equip- 08-490-CA of the Circuit Oracle O'Malley Pub Visit- BeachRealty.net_- 325 Reid Avenue
ment: Court of the Second Judl- and Eatery, 2337 CR
Anet person claiming an ip m e' l Circuit in and for Gulf 30 in Simmons Bayou, 2 br 2 be, 2 biks from bch 4500sf flex space; corner location; $2500/mo gross
thesaleifany, othe~ r then Struures G Playgu County, Florida, wherein is looking for friendly fenced in backyard, $500/
the~sale,'if any, otherthan Structures GF Play WAKULLA BANK, a Florida: servers, bartenders, _._ 130 mo + sec dep. Call 309 ReidAvenue
the property owner as of #GFP-1353-512-03' or banking corporation, is the hostesses, back sear- 478-454-718.1 6000sf renovated shell spade; occupant ready; $4500/
the date of the lis pendens equivalent Plaintiff, and JOHN 0. e and dishwashers .Clean2 br, 2'be in PSJl mo mod-gross
days after the sale. I Prices should include the KNOWN PARTIES CLAIM- sitime and f ll me.po- 850-545-5814or Am eric as Office Space
playground .equipment, Nitions are available. 850-442-3334.
REBECCA L. NORRIS o u any shippihng/define DER AND AGAINST THE xAlhaSyte is tp- M o c-915sf, $915per [1le""tities)
By: Jasmine Hysmith mete date of delivery. HEREIN NAMED INDIVID- ful but not necessary. 2 BR/2 BTH Condo blocks Storage 310 Reid Avenue
As Deputy Clerk ARL DEFENDANTS WHO Apply parson only i from beach, Pool, Clbhse,
Please pace YOUR COM- after 3PM daily. No smoking, $825/mo 1116sf Suite C; finished office space; lobby area with two
Dated this 14th day of PANY NAME, SEALED Brian404-66-0226 [8501 office suites and filing/storage room; $1000/mo NNN
April, 2009. BID, and the BID NUMBER
on the-outside of your en- O 229-8014 322 LongAvenug
IMPORTANT velope; and include the IISTO GE 1000sf- move-in rlt3 ffTo gross

in accordance with theoriginal bid plus 3 copies. I C limate Wend
Americans with Disabilities Bids must be submitted to
Act, persons needing a the Gulf County Clerk's Of-. ControStorage Suite D, 110 Trad 1
reasonable accommoda- fie at 1000 Cecil G. 229"o200 Units 4250sf-PSJ Comin r ex Space
tion to participate in this Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port St. Boat/RV storage
proceeding should, no Joe, Florida 32456, by 1 614-7400 &oicespace 110TradeCircleWest
later thanlseven (7).days. 4:30 p.m., E.T., on Friday, 2500sf-12500sf PSJ Commerce Park, flex space,
prior, contact the Clerk of May 8, 2009. Bids will be e= m i i;.. ,, .......-\


the Court's disability coor- opened at this same loca- H l u We o I hv e w .psoiiNin ii. Iwa IVerIsewe
dinator at 8502296111, tion on .Monday, May 11, D & D Landscaping nUr Only naV 160 Cessna Drive
1000 C. G. COSTIN BLVD. 2009 at 10:00 am., E.T Mowing, Weeding, +/-5,000sf office/flex space; Adjacent to Costin Airport;
FL, 32456. If hearing im- The Gulf County Board of Excellent Mulching &@Trae Tr/mming
FL,32456. If hearing im The Gulf County Board of Excellent Mulchin ee ming S $7 per sf plus utilities and applicable sales.tax; Inquire for
paired, contact (TDD) County Commissioners Child care In a beach aessommnity wth pools, plrndsb possible incentives/concessions
8009558771 via Florida has:implemented a Local Four child dare slots open.ui p ,pg incentives/cnessi
Relay System. Bidders Preference Policy Ages birth to five, Twouse, and hus. Price includes water, sewerand garbage. F r S ale
April 23, 30, 2009 for all RFP/BIDS. Anyone adults on premises, both MD
----interested in bidding as a registered child care pro- s OH lI320 Marina Drive
1965S local bidder must flow viders. Very reliable. 3br/35b............................. ,0 corner lot on entrance to Marina Cove, prime location
STATE OF FLORIDA the requirements of Reso- Positions will fill w/hih visibility 14 acres
DEPARTMENT OF COM- lution 2009-02 which may quickly.For more info. Commission-based sell- *2br/2.5b....................................$950 w/high visibility; .14 acres.
MUNITY AFFAIRS be obtained from the Please call 227-3051 lo- ing on Ebay. For more in- Marketed b:
Clrks cthe abuovn cated in Port St. Joe formation call Dorothy at 1,866.628.,1334 Marketed Exclusively by: i1 1
NOTICE OF INTENT TO address. The Gulf County (or call to cme by to (850) 899-0191
FIND CIT OF PORT ST Board of County Commie- pickup Info pace by to (850) 899-0191uth gn 850229 350 850-229-6373
JOE COMPREHENSIVE sioners also reserves tln e iku LONGTERM RENTALS ems ie229.
right to reject any or all LONGTERMRENTALS ,OWmC. ....


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Thursday, April 23, 2009 www.starf. com Page 12


THE BRIDGE AT BAY ST. JOE NEWS


PHOTOS SPECIAL TO THE STAR
PIRATES INVADE: At left, the Bridge at Bay St. Joe is always finding new ways to interact with our fantastic
staff. On Friday, everyone dressed up as pirates. It was a great day, and everyone had a good time.
MEALS BRING SMILES: At right, to give back to the community, the Bridge at Bay St. Joe is starting a variety of
new programs, beginning with SMILE (Serenity Meals In a Loving Environment). And it's all free. We come
from a community that is always giving to us, and this is one way we can give back.


BBBR BRIEFS


Foundation hosts luncheon
PENSACOLA, Your Better
Business BureauR Foundation serv-
ing northwest Florida is hosting its
fourth annual Torch Award for Mar-
ketplace Ethics luncheon for Dis-
trict IIIat 11:30 a.m. May 12 at Black
Angus in Panama City.
The Torch Award for Marketplace
Ethics was created to recognize
businesses and charities that insist
on exceptionally high standards of
behavior.
The cost is $20 per person. For
more information or to reserve a
table, please contact 850-429-0002,
toll-free 800-729-9226 or info@nwfl.
bbb.org,by April 30.

BBBR warns of phony letters
Your Better Business Bure-
auR has received reports of letters
showing up in Northwest Florida
mailboxes that are supposedly from


Publishers Clearing House, claim-
ing the recipient has won a grand
prize drawing of $1 million.
Although the letters and checks
look official, the recipient is the tar-
get of a scam making a sudden re-
surgence nationwide.
"Not surprisingly, the revival
of this scam comes on the heels of
the real Publishers Clearing House
awarding a ,New Jersey woman
$5,000 a week for the rest of her life,"
said Norman Wright, president and
CEO of your BBB serving North-
west Florida.
Victims receive' a letter sup-
posedly from Publishers Clearing
House claiming that'they've won $1
million as the second-place winner
of a drawing sponsored by Reader's
Digest magazhie. The letter is ac-
companied by a check for as much
as $5,900 with instructions to call
a Publishers Clearing House rep-
resentative. Victims are told they
must cash the check and then wire


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approximately $4,000 to Publishers
Clearing House in order to receive
their prize. However, the check is
fraudulent, and money wired to the
scammers cannot be recovered.
Since early March, reports of the
Publishers Clearing House scam
have come in from 20 states, includ-
ing Florida. Some have reported re-
ceiving phone calls from scammers
pretending to be with Publishers
Clearing House.
Although this scam predomi-
nantly takes advantage of individu-
als, business owners also need to be
aware that their company's name
could potentially be used by fraud-
sters. The fraudulent checks sent to
the supposed prize winners with the
letter are copies of checks from le-
gitimate businesses that have been
stolen by the scammers. Business-
es in Alabama, California, Kansas,
Washington and West Virginia have
discovered their checks were repro-
duced as part of the scam.


Cooperative to host

annual members' meeting


Gulf Coast Electric Co-
operative will host its 61st
annual members' meeting
April 25 at its headquar-
ter office, 722 W Highway
22 in Wewahitchka. The
purpose of the meeting is
to communicate informa-
tion about the cooperative,
including the financial re-
ports and overall business
status, as well as serve as
a social event for the entire
membership.
Registration will, begin
at 8:30 a.m. CST with each
registered member receiv-
ing a $10 credit on his or
her electric bill. Members
will be given the opportu-
nity to win prizes through-
out the day, including the


grand prizes, which are
three vacation packages
and 10 $100 credits to an
electric bill. There also will
be plenty of refreshments
provided by GCEC and
booths offering valuable in-
formation for the duration
of the meeting.
Beginning at 9:15 a.m.,
entertainment will be pro-
videdbyAlicia Davis.There
also will be a petting zoo
and a bounce house for the
children. The invited guest
speakers are Congressman
Allen Boyd and Bill Will-
ingham of Florida Electric
Cooperatives Association.
The business portion of the
annual meeting will begin
at 11 a.m.


Sacred Heart Health System's award presentation,
from left, Paul Baroco (Sacred Heart Health System),
Al Wenstrand (Florida's Great Northwest), Patrick
Madden (Sacred Heart Health System), Peter
Heckathorn-(Sacred Heart Health System), Laura
Kaiser (Sacred Heart Health System), Susan Nelms
(Workforce Escarosa) and Pamela Tedesco (Florida's
Great Northwest).

Florida's Great Northwest supports
residency program development


PENSACOLA Flori-
da's Great Northwest an-
nounces its support of an
internal medicine residen-
cy development program
at Sacred Heart Health
System in Pensacola with a
grant of $200,000. The post-
graduate medical educa-
tion training program will
be the only internal medi-
cine' residency program in
North Florida.
In addition to the grant,
Sacred Heart also has re-
ceived a $1 million state ap-
propriation, which will be
supplemented by $312,000
of its own funds to under-
write the expenses of start-
ing the residency program.
As a teaching institu-
tion, Sacred Heart provides
training for more than 250
health .professional stu-


dents during the course of
a year. However, Northwest
Florida and the entire state
suffer from a shortage of
medical professionals. Re-
taining medical residents
after graduation is a key-
outcome of-the-program
and will be accomplished
through two means:
Sacred Heart Health
System will implement a
.scholarship program for
Northwest Florida medical
students who are willing to
commit to train and prac-
tice in Northwest Florida;
Sacred Heart will offer an
incentive program for grad-
uateresidents for early com-
mitment to medical practice
in Northwest Florida and/or
student loan forgiveness for
remaining in the region for a
specified duration.


NOTICE OFANNUAL
MEETING
The Board of Commissioners of the Northwest
Florida Regional Housing Authority will hold
its Annual Meeting, April 23,2009 in the
Cambridge Room, Ramada Inn North, 2900
North Monroe Street, Tallahassee, Florida.
Meeting will begin at 1:00 p.m. E.D.S.T. The
meeting will be open to the public.


PUBLIC NOTICE
GULF COUNTY
Gulf County Impact Fee Committee
Second Request for Projects 2008-09
Culture & Recreation Impact Fee
The Gulf County Board of County Commissioners has initiated
a Gulf County Impact Fee Committee for the purposes of review,
discussion and recommendation on expenditures for impact fees
collected for the purpose of culture and recreation projects in Gulf
County.
That any resident of Gulf County or any business or non profit
agency doing business in Gulf County may submit an application to
recommend a project to this committee, please submit an application
to the Administrator's Office, 1000 Cecil G. Costin Sr., Blvd., Room
302, Port St. Joe, Florida, 32456.
Applications are available at this location from 7:00 anm. to 5:30 p.m.,
E.T., Monday thru Thursday or online at www.gulfcounty-fl.gov.
Please refer to the application for a complete explanation of the
requirements for submission of projects. If you have any questions
you can call (850) 229-6111 or (850) 639-6700.
The deadline for submittal is May 1, 2009 at 4:30 p.m., E.T.
/s/ Nathan Peters, Jr., Chairman
Gulf County Board of County Commissioners
AD #2009-28


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Notice of a Finding of
T No Significant Impact
The USDA, Rural Utilities Service has received an ap-
plication for financial assistance from the City of Wewa-
hitchka. The proposed project consists of improvements
to two separate areas within the City of Wewahitclika.
The first area of improvements are to the existing Lake
Grove Road Water Facility and will consist of four (4)
new pumps, a new 315,000 gallon ground storage tank
and a new hydro-pneumatic tank at that facility.
The second area of improvements will include con-
structing a new water facility in the areas of Stone Mill
Creek. These improvements will consist of two wells, a
booster pump, a 315,000 gallon ground storage tank and
pumping facility that include chlorination treatment and
aeration. The Stone Mill Creek improvements will also.
include the installation of new water lines shown in the
map below. Not all of the water lines will be constructed
in the first phase.
As required by the National Environmental Policy Act
and agency regulations, the Rural Utilities Service pre-
pared an Environmental Assessment of the proposal that
assessed the potential environmental effects of the pro-
posal and the effect of the proposal may have on his-
toric properties. The Environmental Assessment was
published on November 13, 2008 for a 30-day public
comment period. No public comments were received
during that time. Upon consideration of the applicant's
proposal, federal and state environmental regulatory and
natural resource agencies, and public input the agency
has determined that the proposal will not have a signifi-
cant effect on the human environment and for which an
Environment Impact Statement will not be prepared. The
basis of this determination is the proposed project meets
the classification criteria for an environmental assess-
ment and all comments and outstanding issues have been
addressed and resolved to the extent possible.
Copies of the EnvironmentalAssessment can be reviewed
or obtained at USDA, Rural Development, 2741 Penn-
sylvania Avenue, Suite' 5, Marianna, FL 32448-4014. For
further information contact Mary Gavin at the Marianna
Rural Development office at.850-526-2610, Ext. 125.
A general location map of the proposal is shown below.
(Project No. 002-040)







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