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By (oria May
Contributing Wi'iter
The 30thannual Odyssey of the
Mind World Finals was recently
held at the campus of Iowa State
University in Ames, Iowa.
Teams from all over' the world
traveled to lowa in order to; com-.
pete for the title of World Cham-
pion in this creative problem-solv-
ing competition.
Port St. Joe High School's Od-
yssey of the Mind team competed
against 37 teams from all over the
World, and brought home the sec-
ond place, finishing just behind a
team from Vermont.
Thiswasthethird-straightyear
a' Gulf County team has reached
the World Finals and seconds the
finest finish ever for a local team
at Worlds.
"It was very excellent," said
team member Jesse Raffield. "I
felt we were really up there the
whole time."
Those students who developed
exceptional solutions and took
creative risks were awarded first
through third place in each cat-
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chanical robot. The robot animal
performed five different actions,
some of which weretaught by a
Creature Teacher.
The team was judged ori the
creative use of trash in scenery
and the backdrop for their solu-
.tion-
. Raffield designed the robot,
along with the software and oper-
ating mechanisms. The ingenious
design used pennies as conduc-
tors to send signals from Raff field's
gloved fingertips, tipped with pen-
nies, to an Iron Man-type console
Raffield wore as a backpack, the
console in turn signaling the robot
to complete a series of actions.
Raffield, a member of the Port
St. Joe team for over nine years,
designed and created "Stevie,"
earning an individual Ranatra
Phsca Award as the team won the
state competition in April.
In their opinion awarding the
Rantra Phsca, the judges were
astounded by Raffield's visionary
design of both the electrical and
mechanical components of the
Robocoon.
At Worlds, the judges award-
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The.Port St. Joe High School Odyssey of the Mind team finished
second in World Finals in lowa two weeks ago. Here the team
members, Sara Hoffman, Heather Strange, Douglas May, Coach
Caria May, Jon Endres, Jesse Raffield, Katie McNeill and Erica
Protsman, sport their "F orida" shirts.


The Ranatra Phsca Award is
the most prestigious award given
at Odyssey, and is given to the
team that took risks and thought
outside the box. The Port St. Joe
High squad won a team Ranatra
Phsca Award, and will have the
school's name engraved on the
Ranatra Phsca trophy along with
the other teams that have earned
thisawardforthelast30years.


The Port St. Joe team is com-
prised of Raffield, Douglas May,
Heather Strange, Jon Endres,
Sara Hoffman, Erica Protsman
and Katie McNeill.
The team solved the I ong
Term Mechanical Problem-
"Teach Yer Creature." The team
created and presented a humor-
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an animal creature that is a me-


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Oops, they did it again.
Gulf County Schools again
shone in this year's taking of the
Florida Comprehensive Assess-
ment Test.
There were some nettlesome
areas, particularly reading at Port
St. Joe High School and science
scores across the district, but over-
all the scores indicate that Gulf
County Schools will once again
represent an honor roll district.
"Everybody pretty much im-
proved again," said Superinten-
dent of Schools Tim Wilder. "Every
school has improved or stayed the
same except Port St. Joe High
School."
School grades, on which some
funding and bragging rights are
staked, Should be announced by
the Florida Department of Educa-
tion in the next several weeks or
SO.
Last year the district had thi'ee
"R' schools, all in Port St. Joe but
this year the bounty looks to be
spread around a bit with all three
Wewahitchka schools either taking
a step toward) an "A" or reaching
that Mountaintop.
In the two main portions of
the JCAT results released most
recently, the math and reading
scores for grades 3-10, the district
kept astride or in front of state av-
erages nearly across the board.
In grades 3-6, the district aver-
age exceeded state averages in
math in grades 4-6 and third-grad-
ers were just behind the state av-
erage, 337-334.
The FCAT is scored 100 to 500
with'a mean average score of 300
or above indicating that students
are achieving, on the test alone, at
or above what would be expected
of their grade level.
Otherwise of note among the
math scores in grades 3-6 is that
not only were district students con-
sistently *ihead of state averages,
iinprovement from last year was
demonstrated in every grade but
fifth-grade, where the district score
average fell-by a single point.
To put a finer point on that are,
consider that since last year, and
since 2001, the number of county
students in grades 3-10 scoring in

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the number of students scoring at
or above grade level has steadily
risen.
Those same trends are evident
on the reading portion of the FCAT
for the same grade levels.
Across the board, the average
scores for Gulf County students
were ahead of the state average
- by a wide margin in the case of
sixth-grade and county students
also showed steady increases in
the number scoring at or above
grade level and decreases in the
percentage of students in the low-
est quartile.
"When. you break it all down
and (aggregate the scores) like the
state does it, it looks pretty good,"
Wilder said. "I was real pleased
overall "
On the reading portion of the
test, those county students in the
upper ades did not placteh the
.selves and the state ave but
th district rages, till
e averages were
ahead of the state in three of four
grades between grades 7-10.
One problem evident in the
scores for the upper grades,

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also ahead of state averages at all three grade
levels and following the trends in math and read-
ing in seeing a greater percentage of students
achieving at or above grade level and a lesser
percentage in the lowest quartile.
"Our science continues to be low but the state
average is low," Wilder said. "But I don't care
about the state averages. We are not an average
district. Ijust want us to get better"
Wilder noted that the gap between white and
minority students in the district was closing, that
the district is among those who can be numbered
as testing 98 percent or more of its students and
that "we think we are among the leaders in the
state," alluding to counties of similar size, popu
nation and school enrollment.
When you break it out we did pretty good,"
Wilder said. "The bottom line is that there is im-
provement. There is improvement in five of six
schools. That's what you want to see."
* The district received another $600,000 in
federal stimulus funds, an addition to the
$395,000 already received for Title I schools,
or those which have at least 50 percent of
the students on free or reduced lunches.
The money, however, is being called
"stabilization" funds by the Florida De"
apartment of Education because they are
intended to help stabilize school bud"
gets rocked by state lawmakers this past
spring,
In real terms, Gulf County sustained a
1.83 percent cut in state funding in January
-and the recent legislative session brought
another cut of 4 percent, the second-larg-
est for any district in the state.
That is a neAr 6 percent cut in funding
since the first of the year on top of a 2 per-
cent cut late last calendar year.
The new stimulus dollars will not impact
the workforce, the passage of the one-mill.
additional operating levy in the sprmg was
aimed in that direction, but the funds allow
the district to bolster its rainy day fund and
sustain sonie program@.
"Really, it is to (balance) all the cut$the
state has given us," Wilder said. "With the
referendum, that money is a good thing."


ed Port St. Joe the Ranatra Flasca
for "designing and building a highly
technical and animated creature us-
ing hand-made, programmed circuit
boards that made the creature come
* to life."
."We got a better long-term prob-
' lem than anybody else score-wise,"
Raffield said, "but our spontaneous
problem was not our best.
"It w amazingly simple, but
those are the kind that has little
twists that can trip you up. We don't
know what tripped us up. They don't
tell you,"
In a nutshell, Odyssey of the Mind
is a creative problem-solving compe-
tition for students of all ages.
Teams select a problem, create a
solution, and then present their so-
lution in a competition against other
teams in the same problem and di-
vision. The teams also must solve
a verbal or hands-on spontaneous
problem at competition. Port St. Joe
High School's team earned the high-
est long term score for their solution,
but placed second because they did
not score as well in the spontaneous
portion of the competition, ,
"We were a little disappointed
about getting second, but second in
the world is pretty amazing," Raffield
said.
The World Finals of Odyssey of
the Mind has been compared to the
Olympics of the Mind. *
The event begins with Opening
Ceremonies, a parade of each state
and country represented around the
Hilton Coliseum at lowa State Uni-
versity Over 18,000 team members,
volunteers and officials from around
the world kick off three days filled
with creativity, culture and crazy
glue! On Thursday, the competition
began with tife spontaneous portion.
The team then participated in Pin
Trading, a tradition that goes back 25


years at World Finals.
Millions of pins have been traded
and thousands of friendships have
been made during this time. Every
region, state, and country represent-
ed at OoTM creates a unique pin de-
sign. These pins can be worn on hats,
shirts, lapels or displayed on pin tow-
els, and in pin collection books.
Team members gather at speci-
fied locations throughout the cam-
pus, and display their collections, and
trade pins with other team members
throughout the World. Florida Pins
are extremely popular, so the Port St.
Joe team fired well trading Florida
Pins for pins from other countries,
and other states. Team members are
not allowed to buy pins, they can only
trade their pins to receive the pins
they desire.
The Creativity Festival also kicked
off on Thursday. At the festival OMers
visited different booths offering cre-
ative challenges from across the U.S.
as wells NASA. NASA sponsors Od-
yssey of the Mind, and NASA scien-
tists were at World Finals with global
satellite presentations and hands-on
demonstrations. A float and banner
celebration ended Thursday. At this
celebrations teams paraded arolind
the Hilton Coliseum to cheering
crowds of OMers, displaying creative
floats and banners for their state and
country.
Long-term competition took
place on Friday. Fifteen other teams
throughout the world presented their
solutions. On Saturday, the teani par-
ticipated in thesCreativity Festival by
rtmning the Florida Booth, traded
pins and went to the NASA E Theater
show. The day ended with the clos-
ing ceremonies where each state and
country gathered in the Hilton Colise-
um to.hear the winners announced.
(Star News Editor Tim Croft con-
tributed to this story)


though, is that reading scores retreated among
high school sophomores, particularly at Port
St. Joe High School where the reading average
score fell by six points.
Again, county students show, compared to
last year and spanning back to 2001, steady ini-
provement in the percentage of students who
achieve at or above grade level and the percent-
age of those in the lowest quartile, but the drop
in reading scores at Port St. Joe High School,
which had a rare "A" for a high school last year
was disconcerting to Wilder,
And in math, the district's average score in
the upper grade levels was consistently behind
the state average save for one grade, high school
sophomores who outpaced the state average by
five points. On the other side of the coin, county
seventh-graders averaged six points behind stu-
dents around the state. .
Again, though, a short-term and long-term
snapshot comparisons to last year and to the
2001- spotlight improvements the district has
made in increasing the percentage of students
achieving at or above grade level and decreasing
the percentage of students in the lowest quar-
tile.
"I could not be prouder of our people and our
students," Wilder said. "Especially with all that
went on this year." ,
There is a rub that makes the county's FCAT
scores even more palatable.
This was a year which started with the dis-
trict shedding more than 40 jobs. The possibility
of not making payroll in the spring -was a real
threat.
Apush for an additional mill referendum was,
for as many as 40 more employees of the district,
a campaign'to maintain employment as the dis-
trict wrestled with almost 6 percent of funding
cuts during the school year.
"That is the most impressive thing, we did
this in one of the toughest school years you
could even imagine," Wilder said. "I could not be
prouder of everybody in our school system."
Science scores were another matter entirely.
The district average stores in those grades in
which the science test is administered -- grades
5, 8 and 11- remain unimpressive, but they are


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State Small County Democrats to meet in Port St. Joe
By Rn Croft small-town life can offer a House and the party was ers in the county, there is a agenda for the conference enough."
Star News Editor cottage for similarly-sized energized at the grass roots disparity of needs and agen- is dotted with a variety of And in that way, Schmitt
conferences. "This would as few had seen it before. das at play in the coalition, subjects, from fundraising said, the coalition and its
Building on momentum. be a great destination for This week's conference For example, how much to communicating with 21st conference seeks to build
That's an important part small conferences. It would will bring state Sen. Al Law- the issues facing Walton or Century tools to recruit- on the momentum of 2008,
of this week's Florida Dem- be great." son (D-Tallahassee) to town Indian River counties, with ment of candidates to deal- to turn it into the momen-
ocratic Party Small Coun- She noted that David and for Saturday's dinner, the significantly higher overall ing with the media. tum of 2009, 2010 and be-
ties Coalition conference at Trish Warriner have been major event of the confer- populations, dovetail with To lead participants yond,
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to discuss a proposed Xeriscape Ordinance concerning water
efficient landscaping practices on June 16, 2000, 4:00 p.m., at
City Hall, 305 Cecil G. Costing Sr., Blvd. The Board will give a
recommendation for the City Commission to consider on June
16, 2009, at 6:00 p.m. and July 7, 2009 at City Hall, 305 Cecil G.
Costing Sr., Blvd.
All liersons are invited to attend these meetings.
(Any person who decides to appeal any decision made
by the Commission with the proceedings, and for such
purpose may need to ensure that a verbatim record for
the proceedings is made, which record includes the
testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to
be based. The Bohrd of City Commission of the City of
Port St. Joe, Florida will not provide verbatim record
of this meeting.)
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has lined up a series of ex-
perts, spanning from state
Rep. Curtis Richardson (D-
Tallahassee), a longtime
capital area politician, sev-
eral candidates for soon-to-
be-open seats, the executive
director of the state party
and various experts in com-
munications and the media.
"We need to understand
that the only way we are go-
ing to get new Democrats
or bring former Democrats
back into the party is to edu-
cate them on the issues that
truly impact our daily lives,"
Schmitt said. "We don't talk
enough. We don't write let-
ters to the editor enough.
We don't communicate


time,
"Absolutely, that's what
we are doing," Schmitt said.
"There is an avenue, com-
ing in to small counties and
listening to the people who
live there, listening to their
concerns."
The conference kicks off
with a meet-and-greet on
Friday. There is a full day
of workshops and breakout
sessions on Saturday at the
Gulf/Franklin Center cul-
minating in a formal dinner
and Chiles' speech at the
WindMark Beach on Satur-
day night.
Another half-day of pro-
grams and workshops is on
tap for Sunday.


be debated. .
The key, Schmitt said,
is to use the conference to
strengthen the coalition as
it moves forward as part of
a campaign for a U.S. Sen-
ate seat and other priorities
this year.
"I hope small counties
begin to understand just
how important they are,"
Schmitt said. "And if we
band together, we can be
even stronger." ,
Part of that strengthen-
ing of bonds, and expand-
ing and compounding the
momentum of last year, is
through education, Schmitt
said. .
That, in part, is why the


The conference will be rates at the Port Inn and
a three-day affair that Gulf Mainstay hotels and that
County Democratic Execu- Paula Pickett at the county
tivePartychairwomanZebe TouristDevelopmentCoun-
Schmitt hopes can provide oil has embraced the con-
a template for her party and ference. >
also one for the economic "When we start talking
sustenance of the county. about small counties, we
The conference is ex- need to support small coun-
pected to bring some 40- ties," Schmitt said. "It's an
50 people to Port St. Joe, honor for us as a real small
where they will provide county to have the confer-
room nights for the Port ence where we are sup-
Inn, Mainstay Suites and posed to be advocating for.
Turtle Inn Beach hotels. "I'm excited. The whole
"It's almost a new indus- town has been lovely."
try we could tap into as a The underlying theme,
community," Schmitt said in though, is building on the
noting that Port St. Joe, with momentum of last year
its postcard atmosphere when Democrat Barack
and amenities geared to Obama reached the White


Late governor Lawton
Chiles' son, Bud, who works
through his organization
"Worst to First" to bring
state education funding
higher up the national lad-
der, an important mission
for his father while in the
statehouse, will be the key-
note speaker,
Beyond that, though,
Schmitt hopes that the co-
alition can begin to come to
understand just how impor-
tant small counties are in
the mix of politics.
There are 39 counties in
the coalition, but because
the benchmark for inclusion
is having fewer than 40,000
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Our VIEW


Keyboard KLATTERINGS


anyone who has covered
education outside of Gulf
County.
Talk about a
springboard for the
future this community
puts up a sturdy model.
every year, every
graduation
ceremony.
Community
can also be found
in tragedy, in the
story in other
pages in this
CROFT newspaper about
the outreach for
ws e itor the family for a
young Port St. Joe
High School student who
died in a fire at his Oak
Grove home just before
the school year ended,
The family had no
insurance. A mother had
lost a son. There was not
even money for burial ,
expenses.
But the community
has reached out,
particularly the folks at
Oak Grove Assembly .
Church of God, who have
committed to rebuilding
the family home. They .
can not mend the wounds
of the heart, so they are
trying to balm those of
the hearth.
While it is a painful
story of unimaginable
heartache and tragedy for
a family, it is, in the words
of Nick Leist's mother
found elsewhere in this
edition, an uplifting story
because it shows the
better side of our nature,
There is a familyfy
crisis. There is a family
receiving assistance from
those lvho are closest and
even those who had never
known their son, never
encountered them on the
street or supermarket,
but are nonetheless
compelled to act,.to
extend a hand.
la those most
smfortunate times, there
are shoulders on which
to stand and in some
very significant way, that.
should give all those who
call Gulf County home
considerable comfort.
We 1mow, first-hand in
many cases, that when the
chips are down, there are
those in the community
who walk the extra mile,
exert the extra effort, offer
the extra hand, to keep us
in the game.
There is something
special to be said for
that, something that
makes this place, with the
problems and trials and
tribulations of so many .
other spots on the map,
unique, a throwback of
sorts.

See KLAITERINGS AS


There are times one ,
can't help but sit back and
wonder about the luck,
the divine intervention,
whatever the label, that
brought you to this kind of
paradise.
Those are the
thoughts that
permeate during
graduation.
The best part
of the ceremony,
at least for one
observer, isn't
so much the TIM
stage walking
and sheepskin Star ne
grabbing; it is
the recitation of the
scholarship money that
has been earned by the
senior class.
For a county this size,
a population this small --
and diced a bit when one
considers those with an
active stake in the public
school system and in .
economic times such as
these, to put nearly
$2 million in college.and
vocational scholarship
money into students'
pockets is stunning.
Sure, some of that
amount is comprised of
athletic and academic
scholarships earned from
outside of the county .
boundaries.
There are aticast
eight county high school
softball players alone who
are going to the next level
with scholarship money,
both academic and
athletic.
There are several
young men and women
who have earlied .
academic scholarships to
prestigious institutions of
higher learning, proving,
as the late Dr. David
Langston used to say, that
there is no real horizon
in Gulf County other than
that we see ourselves.
But even with those
rolled into the total
amount, to be able to,
hand out nearly $2 million
in scholarship money
for the transition these
students are to make
into adulthood that is
saying something about
community.
Yes, not every student
received or earned an
award of dollars, but
break that down, and that
is roughly $13,000 per
student in the graduating
Class of2009.
The Gulf County
Scholarship IAmd, .
established years ago, is
in large part responsible
for this haul for these
seniors, and to state that
it is a model for other
districts, other counties,
other states, is to assert
the obvious, especially for


With another budget about to
be crafted, it is time for taxing
authorities to come clean about the
state of finances in the county and
municipalities.
The jig is up on the kind of ,
business witnessed in recent weeks
as commissioners see the ugly math
and turn that ugliness outward.
On the county's part, public verbal
assaults such as the one witnessed
recently between Commissioner
BBy 'Itaylor and Port St. Joe Mayor
Mel Magidson have no place until
Mr. Traylor and his fellow "fiscal
conservatives" put cards on the table
about the upcoming budget.
There is no small amount of
hypocrisy in knocking around the
mayor about the time and money
spent on an infrastructure project
that benefits the commissioner's
district when all county taxpayers ,
will bear the brunt of a commission
with its collective head in the sand.
Unless commissioners make
significant ini'oads in how honey is
spent, and to what level the public's
money is spent, this year's budget
will provide no relief to beleaguered
small businesses and working folks.
In fact, while property owners will
be buffeted by falling values, likely
between 20-25 percent under current
estimates, those with homestead
exemptions and many seniors or
individuals on fixed incomes or low
to moderate incomes will also see
their taxes increase.
That's according to the
county commission's own budget
committee's report, Which shows
that if commissioners make
no additional cuts in spending
beyond those recommended by the
committee, the village rate will
go up by one mill and taxpayers
will continue to see a disconnect
between their property values and
property taxes.
A homeowiser with a property
valued this year at $575,769 will see
their property drop 25 percent in


value under current estimates
- while their taxes will fall by jitst
9 percent.
For a property valued at
$50,000 this year and not having a
homestead exemption, the value
will fall 25 percent, and taxes by just
under 10 percent.
But for those with a homestead
exemption, meaning those on fixed
incomes, those who have put down
roots, who are living in their prunary
household seniors, working stiffs,
the vast majority of folks living in the
county, the price tag increases.
The owner of a property valued
at $932,979 who has a homestead
exemption will see property value
drop 25 percent and taxes go up by
more than 20 percent, by $332 from
$1,385 this year.
And owners of property valued
at $139,664 this year who have a
homestead exemption which would
encompass much of the working
folks of the county would see their
property values fall by 25 percent.
Their taxes? Those would increase
$49.41, or by more than 20 percent.
County commissioners are also
at least in a position to approve an
additional gas tax and sale tax, which
fall progressively on those in the lower
income brackets, just to maintain their
suction on the public teat.
As for the city, the recent kerfuffle
can be boiled down to a statement
made by Ralph Robersozi, who is
assisting the city in an audit of its
books nobody really Imows what
the numbers are.
And that is a bit unsettling,
those feelings compounded by
an emergency niceting in which
the topic is fixing a sewer main
break and the contractor is deeply
concerned, and by all appearances
rightly so, about being paid.
That is a problem.
What needs to happen before
the city's budget is crafted, and
before any action moves forward
concerning the city manager, is for


those numbers to be understood.
By all taxpayers in the city; by any
individual who wants to understand
the nuinhers.
Hold the meeting in the
Centennial Building to accommodate
a crowd if need be.
But the auditors, Mr. Roberson
leading the presentation as he has
recently seemed among the most
sensible voices in the room, should
provide commissioners with a
detailed explanation of the state of
the city's finances.
Does the city stW have the nearly
$10 million in the bank it had four
years ago? If not, why? Why the
need for two recent short-term
loans, one to meet payroll? What
is the status of the revenue to pay
for the infrastructure projects that
were part of the Devil's deal with
the county in the tax.gi-ab over
WindMark Beach?
Why aren't contractors being paid
on a timely basis?
Those are just a few of the
questions that must be answered,
with answers that only those
with the financial and accounting
backgrounds can provide.
And commissioners should see
this presentation for the first time
right along with the public.
In that way, maybe there can be
an end to the finger-pointing about
who was in office when, an end to the
silly charges and counter-charges,
and allegations about shenamgans
that drift into the air because of a
lack of foundation, and the city can
face up and move forward.
Hard times dictate sober,
deliberate discussions, examining
the short-term and the long-term
benefits and detriments to the public
- remember the employers in this
equation.
The kind of grandstanding and
snarky verbal shots we have seen in
recent weeks is counter-productive
and further penalizing taxpayers by
delaying the day of reckoning taxing


Listen, guys, I got the
break of the century this
past week. My wife quit
teaching! After 35 years,
she retired. I was never so
happy in my life.
You.have no idea
what I have had to .
live through. .
She taught fifth
grade for years. I
would sit down at
the dinner table
after along day
ready to just relax KES
and eat my peas COL
and cornbread in linke
the solace of my
own home.- "Fm
worried about Johnny;
he's falling behind in math.
Eve tried to help him after
school, but he seems
distracted." .
I wasn't interested in
little Johnny. .
"Let his parents worry
about him. You gonna
eat that last piece of
cornbread?" .
"He is such a great
young fellow. And he has
so much potential. Let's
invite him over for the
weekend. You could play
pitch with him. You'd really
like him."
Fd thrown baseballs all
week! I didn't want some
little kid hanging around,
for goodness' sake!
"Cathy, you've brought
home half a dozen Johnnys
and lviary Janes. You can't
save thbm all!"
"But this one is .
special."
I wish I had a nickel
for every time Fd heard
her say that in the past 35
years!
There was no reasoning
with her. It was like
talking to a stone wall.
I told her teaching was
just a job. It helped put
food on the table. Nothing
more, nothing less!
Schoolteachers are the


worst I've ever seen at
simple logic!
''Maybe we could take
him to the beach, or you
could let him work on
clocks with you."
Good Lord, she
never stopped! For
35 long, arduous,
challenging,
demanding, .
onerous years. It
near 'bout killed
me!
LEY One time .
ERT we were at my
down mother's in
Tennessee. It was
.over in Aizgust, and
we had a week left on our
vacation.
"Kes, can we go home
in the morning?"
"Are you kidding me?
Fm eating off my Mom.
Fm playing golf with my
brothers. Life is good."
"Pve got this great idep
for a bulletin board. It will
grab their attention and
set up the whole school
year. But it will take me a
few days to put it together."
Unbelievable! I gave
up a perfect vacation
for a fifth-grade bulletin
board! Are you listening?
A FIFTH-GRADE
BULLETIN BOARD! You
think I"m not happy shd's
finally hanging it up? I say
it's about dang time!
She flew her whole
class to Philadelphia once.
Pm telling you this with
my hand up. She herded 32
fifth-graders onto a plane!
Put 'em up in a hotel.
Strolled around the big city
with them. Tried to get me
to go along as a chaperone!
I drew the line there! Only
way I would have made
that trip would have been
with a gun, bullwhip and a
cattle prod!
And that ain't the
worst! She moved to the
middle school, and I had


to drive to the other side
of nowhere to attend a .
science fair. And it wasn't
to see one of her students
crowned a winner. Cathy
was afraid that no one
would be there to support
this "special" little.girl.
"We" stood by her three
whole, long, complete days
... and I never did figure
out how those magnets -
"displayed" the earth's
gravitation pull south of
the equator!
Pve had to eat off my
lap because the table
was piled 8 feet deep with
book reports! Pve gone
to bed hungry because
Cathy "stayed late" at
some student government
rally. I've judged essay
contests. Pve had to
get up off the couch
one hundred million
times and anstiver the
phone because Johnny
or Mary Jane couldn't
remember if it was the
math problems on Page 63
or the isosceles triangle
chart on 91. Eve had
smudged folders stuck
in my face while I was
trying to watch a Braves
game, "Read this report
on Mahatma Gagdhi. You
won'thelieve the research
that went into this one. I
am so proud of little ..."
Ilost 15 pounds one
afternoon sweating though
"track and field" day. I
can't count the middle
school ball games Pve
suffered through. And Pve
sat in silence and watched
my wife grade papers
till almost midnight, all
Sunday afternoon, some
Saturday mornings,
"Dang, Cathy, why don't
you do that at school?"
Bedtime could be
excruciating. She'd start
praying for Johnny, Mary
Jane, Bill, Tom, Susie,
Ericka, JoAnne, Robert,


Charlie, Seneca, Louise,
Humphrey, Jessica, Art
... she was calling roll!
Listen, I didn't mean to,
and I hope God will forgive
me, but I'd fall asleep!
She'd be praying that
one of them would get a
proper breakfast and one
v(rould change some habits,
and another would find
different friends ... I figure
God got about as tired of it
as I did.
Going out to eat is
murder. It takes forever
to order. And everything
is ice cold before I can get
a forkful to my thouth. It's
the kids. And the middle-
aged guys. And the parents
sticking their infant into
my taco salad. They are
all former students. And
they never pass by quietly.
It must be some kind of
fifth-grade law. Or middle-
school axiom. Grown men
hug her. Mothers light
up when they see her.
/High-schoolers revert to
their middle-school ways,
"Hey, Miss Cathy." "Hi,
Miss Cathy." "You are
still my favorite teacher!"
"Remember when George
brought the frog to school."
"Remember our trip to
Philadelphia?" "We will
always love you:" "Can you
still stand on your head?"
"Miss Cathy, I wouldn't
have made it without your
help."
It's enough to make me
puke. Fm glad it is over. I
am a happy man today. I
get my wife back.
Course, our pocketbook
is going to take a hit.
Maybe I can get her a
job at the car wash. Or
possibly at a convenience
store. I wonder if a bank is
hiring. I don't Imow what
she would be good at. ...

Respectfully,
Kes


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.,,
say, keep waterboarding
going and in spite of
mMy pef k s
d
obviously paranoia at and'
atTnd br an
ordin ly.
accDid you know that
the average American
Marine or Solider is
considered the most
fearsome fighter in the
world? Could it be that
the understanding of and
experiencing freedom
is the motivating factor
allowing them to prevail
where the enemy failed
and retreated? There
were seemingly some
exceptions; In Vietnam,
we wondered why the
enemy often kept coming
at us with no fear even
after being shot and then
we discovered they were
full of drugs so they felt
Httle or nothing in their
crazed stupor. Unlike us,
they were not motivated
by freedom but hy drugs.
Hopefully, it remains that
way today when drugs
are so readily available.
This may sotmd corny
but this nation is littered
with brave souls who
died and others who were
maimed to keep us free
so that we could enjoy our
rights. Eveh if we do not
all agree on some things
we can at least recognize
andb coon e
volunteers swarmed
th it' offices
ofelre iom armed
th
foerreceesnt ereo iai e
pmong lunteers that
were.medically found
unfit for service. This
was because they
were ashamed of not .
measuring up. Think
about that. Today, we
still have recruits and
volunteers that are
still rushing to the call
u sn eer

same time over the next
year. I suppose that is
pmart of what nipte:
certainly not about me.
Each generation we
hse bm omh ei es
d h 's. God bl s
em oand thank for
king rav4 and making
Althou hI have
discussed many
issues,-the bottom
Ene is gratitude and
appreciation for all
Service Men and
Women, all Veterans
and especially to those
who made the supreme
sacrifice. Let's not make
their efforts go wasted -
and unnoticed Support
our troops and respect
our Veterans, they did it
for you, can we not do the
same for them?


Administration; favor
universal participation
in responsible home
ownership and a family
wage. Because no one has
a natural birth entitlement
to any greater share of the
real wealth of society than
anyone else, use the estate
tax to help restore social
balance at the end of each
lifetime.
5. Government-Issued
Money. The government
can and should issue .
debt-free money to create
living wage jobs, rebuild
public infrastructure,
and restore domestic
productive capacity.
Properly administered,
this money will flow
to community-based
enterprises and help
revitalize Main Street
market economies
engaged in the production
of real wealth. It is folly,
however, for government
to finance those projects
by borrowing money
created by the same
private banks that created
the financial mess.
Current proposals for
dealing with the economic
collapse fall far short
of a real solution to the
current economic crisis.
We face an urgent need
to expand and deepen
the debate to advance
options that can build
sustainable prosperity
for all our children and
grandchildren.
Korten iq author
ofAgenda for a New
Economy, and the lead
article in the summer
issue of YES! Magazine.
Pibel is Managing Editor
of YES! Magazine.
Copyright (C) 2009,by
the American Forum.


reboot with a values-based
operating system for a
new economy designed
to support social and
environmental balance
and the businesses that
create sustainable and fair
prosperity.
We have seen
what happens when
government and big
business operate in
secret. The new system
must be open to public
scrutiny. It.must be
locally rooted in strong
communities, distribute
wealth equitably, and
balance public and private
interests. Society is
better served by a system
that favors'productive
work and investment,
limits speculation, and
suppresses inflation in
all forms including
financial bubbles.
Here's how we cah get
there.
1. Responsible
Enterprise. Service to
the community, rather
than profit, is the primary
justification for a business
to exist. Enterprises are
most likely to serve their
communities when they
are human-scale and
owhed by responsible local
investors with an active
interest in their operation -
beyond mere profit. No
corporation should be
too big to fail. The new
economy will use anti-
trust to break up large
corporations into their
.component arts and sell
them to responsible local
owners, including family,
worker, and community
owned enterprises, and
coopei*ative alliances
among locally rooted
firms. .


2. Community Banking.
The government is buying
ownership shares in failed
Wall Street banks with the
expectation of eventually
reselling them to private
interests. A better plan,
as many economists
are recommending,
is to force bankrupt
banks into government
receivership. These
banks should be broken
up and their branches
sold to local investors,
These community
banks, credit unions and
mutual savings and loan
associations should be
chartered to serve IVIain
Street needs, lending
to local manufacturers,
merchants, farmers,
atid homeowners within
a strong regulatory
framework. .
3. Real Wealth
Investment. Contrary to
the claims of Wall street, .
financial speculation does
not create real wealth,
Since it serves no public
interest, is predatory, and
causes instability, it should
be strongly discouraged.
The money that has been
used for speculation
inust be redirected to
productive investment
that meets our essential
needs responsibly,
equitably, and sustainable
using green technologies
and closed-loop production
cycles,
4. Middle-Class
Fiscal Policy. It is time
to institute the policies
that created the American
middle class after
World War II. Restore
progressive income
tax with a top rate of 91
percent as under the
Republican Eisenhow r


and disposing of used oil, using
fertilizers and pesticides according
to directions, and using cleamng
methods that prevent the release of
poHu m extremely pleased that St.
Joseph Peninsula State Park has
earned designation as a Florida
Clean Marina," said St. Joseph State
Park Manager Brian Addison. "This
demonstrates our commitment to
preserve and protect the abundant
natural resources, at St. Joseph
Peninsula State Park, for all cui-rent
visitors and future generations
to enjoy and experience the real
Florida." ,
The Clean Boating Partnership
is a consortium of industry leaders
who contribute time and input to
the Clean Marina, Clean Boatyard,
Clean Marine Retailer And Clean
Boater programs which DEP
administers to protect Florida's
waterways. The partnership .
includes DEP Marine Industries
Association of Florida, Florida -
Fish and Wildlife Conservation
Commission, University of Florida
Sea Grant Program, United States
Coast Guard and Coast Guard
Auxiliary.
"The Clean Boating Partnership
applauds St. Joseph PeninsulA State
Park for its commitment to Florida's
environment," said the Partnership's
Chair Mark Leslie. "The dedication
and hard work in becoming a Clean


Marina is an accomplishment this*
facility can be proud of and we
welcome it to our growing Clean
Marina family."

regi ttehremo o ariz ee 1 in
Florida, environmental education
within marine industries is the first
step toward safeguarding the state's
natural resources.'By providing
"green" education and alternatives,
the Florida Clean Marina Program
helps ensure a sustainable future
for the environment and a billion
dollar marine industry. For more
information about the Florida Clean
Marina Program, visit www.dep.
state.fl.us/cleanmarina.
DEP's Office of Sustainable
Initiatives is comprised of three
voluntary, non-regulatory programs
that assist Florida industry
and citizens in protecting the
environment. The Clean Marina
Program, the Florida Green
Lodging Program and the Florida
Pollution Prevention Program offer
a variety of services including on-
site assessments, consultations,
speakers and workshops, all at no
cost to citizens or organizations. The
goal of the Sustainable Initiatives
programs is to meet the needs of
the present population without
compromising resources for future
generations. To learn more about
DEP's Sustainable Initiatives, visit
www.dep.state.fl.us/green.


Ma r in aach ieves
@
OfI O GO 0

OfinOd GS ig DONOn

The Florida Department of
Environmental Protection (DEP),
together with the Clean Boating
Partnership, recently recognized St.
Joseph Peninsula State Park as the
194th designated Clean Marina in
the state, adding 18 wet slips to the
program. With the addition of the St.
Joseph Peninsula State Park, the
Florida Clean Marina Program now
boasts 196 Clean Marinas, 30 Clean
Boatyards and eight Clean Marine
Retailers.
"We are excited to welcome the
first state park in the Northwept ,
District to the Florida Clean Marina.
Program," said DEP Northwest
District Director Dick Fancher. "St.
Joseph Peninsula State Park will
play an important part in preserving
our waterways by taking steps to
reduce waste, prevent pollution and
protect the marine resources that
play such a large role in Florida's
economy." -
Florida Clean Marina Program
facilities are required to meet
a variety of best management
practices to receive designation.
These practices include, but are
not limited to, properly storing


lottil
- Joe


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But the entire scenario turns
community upside down, because
if there is a debt that is owed, it is
a community's debt to the folks at
ARC & Gulf Transportation,
One can't remind some folks
enough--- take a stand for
commumty and wipe out the
debt. Better yet, turn the money
into a donation to ARC & Gulf
Transportation. That's community
fabric bebg weaved.


Then we have the ongoing
situation regarding ARC & Gulf
Transportation and the potential
lien that might be placed on their
building by a property association in
what one person this week described
as an attempt to extract "blood
money."
Here are the very folks who go
that extra mile, exert that extra
effort, and they are suffering a
penalty of several thousand dollars


they do not have, as these are
shoestring operations, for reasons
that have nothing to do with
community. -
Heck, the developer of this
commerce park of which the ARC
Building is part can unilaterally
change the very covenants that
dictate the dues of some $7,000 that
ARC & Gulf Transportation "owe"
so the "debt" can surely be wiped
clean.


AS Te ta -e er s


Desig n for ane economy


.. ...


Dne sE to the new
"Veterans News" web
feature notification in the
"Star" this week, I would
like to acknowledge
gratitude for all Veterans
that belong to a VFW Post
or the American Legion
and also to those who do
not belong. I welcome
this forum and hope that
it will encourage other
Veterans to write their
thoughts as I am but one.
There are a significant
number of Veterans
who for private reasons
known but to themselves
do not broadcast their
past duty and move on
through life as would
any other Citizen.
These Men and Women
are somewhat like our
nation's "Silent Majority"
going about their daily
lives and not asking for
any recognition. We have
many such veterans that
live in our community
that I personally know
and some are more than
heroes, I might add. I
am proud of them and
honored to know them.
So as not to embarrass
t m by om mgnseem
Mth ae of thsap but we
should t least realize
that til are amongst us
which eans we are in
good company. As, time
marches on with the
Mid-East conflict and the
potential Korean conflict,
I'see no letting up in
these ranks increasing
with our Ai'med Forces
and Veterans. As far as I
am concerned, the more
the better as they all
seem to cling to a way
of life that our founding .
fathers believed in and
our modern day national
government seems all
too eager to move away

E"t?:?.Than
forces are war mongers
but if they do not stand up
anednfight for o)ur freedom,
Do you think that the
9/11 terr r t's Id

App contly, interrogation
measures have saved
us from another such
s 1 t cus

Torture has a different
definition it seems to
some of us in today's
society. How it changes
is beyond me blit when I
think of torture, I think of
racks in the dungeons of
castles in Europe during
the Middle Ages, Nazis iri
Germany during WWII,
North Koreans in the
Korean War (war and
not conflict to me), Viet
Cqng tiger cages and the
Hanoi Hilton (in the Viet
Nam War again, war and
not conflict to me) and
now beheadings by Al-
Qaida. Who knows what -
the next generation will


By David Korten
and Dou Pille
Politicians and the
business press are
looking for signs that the
econonue crisis is over
and we'll soon be back on
track. Federal Reserve
Chairman Ben Bernanke
speaks of "green shoots"
of recovery. President
Obama sees "glimmers
of hope." All the massive
infusions of borrowed
stimulus and bailout'
money are aimed at the
dream of getting us back
to where we wei'e during
the recent "boom." Do we
really want to go there?
And even if we do, is such
an economy realistic
today?
Yes, the bubble
economy of the '00s
created mountains of
paper wealth.
Between tax cuts
for the wealthiest and
. increasingly exotic (and
risky) forms of investment
the richest fraction of
Americans did very well
indeed '
But during that boom,
incomes stayed flat for the
overwhelming majority
of Americans even as
productivity soared,
millions lost health
care coverage, costs of
energy, housing, food,
and education climbed,
and debt reached record
levels
If economic recovery
means returning to those
times, there's no reason
for most of us to want it.
This economic.crisis may
be the best opportunity in *
out lifetimes to shtit down
the unfair and destructive
Wall Street system and


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someone or something looks, we all realize that, secretly, packaging countS.


I t's all about the packaging. Even though people say they aren't influenced by hoW
Afterall, packaging is what draws the sexes into their ages-old dance.
It's how people view everything from cars and houses to clothes, pets and

food. So packaging, whether or not we want to admit it, is very important in peoples'
decisions on what to purchase or pursue.
The same applies to cigarette packages. And the tobacco companies are masters at

packaging. ,


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worldwide. *
Secondly, packaging is
the critical link between
the product and all forms
of promotion. Packaging
becomes even more impor-
tant as other promotional
avenues are restricted or
eliminated by law.
Think about the so-
called "power walls" -
those large, eye-catching,
often floor to ceiling dis-
plays of tobacco products
behind the checkout area
in retail outlets. They pro-
mote tobacco products at
the critical moment when
the consumer is prepared
to buy.
Thirdly, packaging con-
veys product characteris-
tics, even when the prod-
uct itself does not.
Tobacco product pack-
aging strongly influences
consumers' perceptions of
the product. Studies have
repeatedly shown that
smokers often cannot tell
the difference between dif-
ferent brands of cigarettes
when they have no distin-
guishing packaging marks
on them. So packaging be-
comes everything.
In fact, even the tobacco
companies admit that with-
out packaging, tobacco us-
ers cannot differentiate
among brands. .
"The discrimination in
product terms, pure blind
product terms, without any
packaging or name around
it is very limited...it's very
difficult for people to dis-
criminate, blind tested.
Put it in a package and put
a name on it, and then it
has a lot of product charac-
teristics," said Don Brown
in 1989, then vice president
of marketing for Imperial
Tobacco of Canada.
Fourthly, packaging and
branding is* particularly
important to young people,
who comprise the primary
source of new customers
for tobacco companies.
Tobacco products, and
particularly cigarettes, are
"badge" products, or prod-
ucts with a high degree of
social visibility, according
tolthe World Health Orga-
nization (WHO) and other
anti-tobacco groups. .
"The users perceive
their own personality in
the brand image, And the
brand image reflects back
on them," according td a
statement from WHO.

Fad or Fashi0HE ,
*
Tobacco companies and
the ancBary industries


surrounding the tobacco
industry are on the cutting
.edge of consumer fads and
wishes. That's how they
continually pull in new cus-
tomers.
That means packaging
for these new customers is
everything.
For instance, in a May
9, 2009 story in London's
Financial Times, Eileen
Khoo, an analyst at Mor-
gan Stanley, stated: "Given
the current environment, if
you want smokers to con-
tinue smoking premium
brands, you have to give
them a reason to stay loyal
to the brand. And one of the
best ways of doing that is
through slicker packaging
and new product features
such as resealable packs,
super-slims and charcoal
filters."
A page on the website
of International Paper's
Shorewood Packaging
states: "We work closely
with global tobacco com-
panies to deliver dazzling
packaging that conveyed
strong brand recognition."
Packager MeadWestVa-
co (MWV) opens a portion
of its website with a color
photo of a tobacco field,
with the words "Packaging
Solutions that Build Tobac-
co Brands" emblazoned
across the photo.
On various pages the
website goes on to say
such things as:
"In today's environ-
ment, where traditional to-
bacco advertising remains
restricted, the cigarette
package presents a mean-
ingful opportunity to make
an impression on your cus-
tomer."
Another page on MWV's
site is entitled: Packag-
ing Innovation Fueled by
Consumer Intelligence -
"On the campus of North
Carolina State University,
MWV operates the Center
for Packaging Innovation,
(CPI) a centralized hub
focused on understanding
consumer behavior and the
impact that behavior may
have on the design, devel-
opment and deployment of
'breakthrough packaging
products.
"The research obtained
from CPI provides MWV,
and ultimately its custom-
ers, a unique perspective
when considering new
products or evaluating
trends ... This, in turn,
helps MWV better serve
the tobacco industry by
acting as an informed part-
ner in the goal to grow your
market share."

Making Lemonade
On the flip side of the
coin, tobacco packaging
could be an equally impor-
tant way for governments
to mass distribute their
public health messages.
If health warnings on
packaging were thought
of as a mass media cam-
paign, the warnings would
be virtually guaranteed
to be seen by almost all
smokers and a significant
number of non-smokers.
Using tobacco packag-
es to communicate health
information is also an ex-
tremely cost effective way
f ute their message. Almost
all of the costs, other than
the costs associated with
the implementation of any
government policy, would
be borne by the tobacco
co es because up

ity
To get an idea of how
effective this could be as
a public health warning, a
pack-a-day cigarette smok-
er, according to WHO, sees
the cigarette package, in-
cluding an effective health
warning, at least 7,300
times ayear.
That is why WHO con-
siderstobaccohealthwarn-
ings that appear on ciga-
rette packages among the
strongest defense against


what WHO calls the global
epidemic of tobacco.
In particular, WHO likes
tobacco health warnings
that contain both pictures
and words because, says
WHO, they are the most ef-
fective at convincing peo-
See PACKAGING A8


By Marie Logan


Appearances Are
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Packaging, for tobacco
products particularly, is a
primary marketing tool of
tobacco companies. They
constantly monitor and
regularly alter packaging


to ensure their products'
continuous and increas-
ing appeal to target audi-
ences. .
Note that packaging
and marketing are sepa-
rate concepts, although
packaging is a component
of marketing.


Packaging deals with
the actual container hold-
ing the product. Marketing
incorporates packaging as
one of several components
involved in branding the
product, attracting, selling
to and maintaining cus-
tomers.


But why is the appear~
ance of a tobacco product
container so important?
First of all, tobacco
packaging is highly visible.
Think about how many
times cigarette packages
are taken from pockets
and purses and placed on
tables, desks, counters and
vehicle dashboards every
day. Then add the displays
of tobacco products in re-
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tist escort gri 1 r
are used in more than 12
countries. And those pic-
tures wrapped around

cirgaretterp ka s nt
point.
However, for all these
warnings, visual clout,
such as pictures, is not uni-
form and can, like written
warnings, be hidden in an
inconspicuous spot on the

pact g World No To-
bacco Day 2009 (1VIay 31)
as a starting point, WHO
will spend the next year
encouraging governments
to adopt tobacco health
warnings set to a standard
criteria geared toward
maximum effectiveness.
That would include a
warning that covers over
half the cigarette package,
appears on both sides of
the package, and contains
pictures.
According to WHO Di-
rector General Margaret
Chantobaccohealthwarn-
ings are a major part of the
worldwide solution to the
world's tobacco epidemic.
"We hold in our hands
the solution to the global
tobacco epidemic that
threatens the lives of one
billion men, women and
children during this cen-
tury," Chan said.
The 2009 theme follows
along the path of last year's
theme calling for a total
ban on all forms of tobacco
advertising, promotion and
sponsorship by the tobacco
industry.
The 2008 push was
aimed at breaking the grip
of tobacco advertising that
targets the world's youth,
or those under age 18.


Co tMbou ter L


Some nasty things
m ah ap et

with packaging.
If you ha've any ques-
tions about how to make
the bad-for-you look like
the best thing you can buy,
ask the pros tobacco com-
pames.
The tobacco multina-
tionals are arguably the
world's best at making
something lethal appear
appealing.
That is why the 2009
World No Tobacco Day,
on May 31, kicked off a 12-
month campaign about to-
bacco health warnings on
cigarette packages.
Locally, the North Port
St. Joe Youth Initiative,
in conjunction with the
Port St. Joe High School
S.W.A.T. students, is work-

d r roC
campaigns against tobac
co use, said Rosa Feltrop
Health Educator and To-
bacco Cessation Coordi-
nator for the Gulf County
Health Department.
According to the World
Health Organization
(WHO), which sponsors
World No Tobacco Day,
tobacco health warnings
that appear on cigarette
packages are among the
strongest defense against
what WHO calls the global
epidemic of tobacco.
WHO particularly ap-
proves of tobacco health
warnings that contain
both pictures and words
because, says WHO, they
are the most effective at
convincing people to quit
using tobacco products.









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ple to quit using tobacco
products.
Using World No Tobac-
co Day 2009 (May 31) as a
starting point, WHO will
spend 12 months encourag-
ing governments to adopt
universal tobacco health
warnings set to achieve
maximum effectiveness.
That would include a warn-
ing that covers over half the
cigarette package, appears,
on both sides of the pack-
age, and contains pictures.
According to WHO sta-
tistics, pictorial warnings
are used in more than 12
countries, including Can-
ada, Australia and Brazil.
And those pictures wrapped
around cigarette packages
- particularly in Brazil
- can be gross. That's the
pomt.
However, for all these
warnings, visual clout, such
as pictures, is not uniform
and .can, like written warn-
ings, be hidden in an incon-
spicuousspotonthepackage.

W110 Did It
After three years of work,
WHO crafted a document
called the Framework Con-
vention on Tobacco Control
'Ikeaty, the first ever world-
wide document of its kind.
One hundred ninety
countries worked to finalize
the treaty, as a united effort
to combat the world pan-
demic of tobacco-related
health problems.
The treaty took effect in
2005, ratified by 49 nations
(including Canada, Mexico,
Australia and the United
Kingdom). An additional
120 countries signed the
treaty, but have not yet rati-
fied it, which means those
governments are not legal-
ly bound to obey the treaty
conditions.
The United States, un-
der President George W
Bush, became the 108th na-
tion to sign it in May 2004.
However, the bill was not
sent before the U.S. Sen-
ate to be ratified And then


signed into U.S. law.
The treaty exempts to-
bacco control from free
trade challenges, limits to-
bacco advertising, cracks
down on tobacco smug-
gling, bans tobacco sales
to and by minors, promotes
agricultural diversification
and alternative livelihoods
for tobacco farmers, stan-
dardizes packaging (ban-
ning such terms as "light"
and "mild") and improves
warning labels.
The tobacco companies
are fighting to stop, or at
least restrict warnings,
especially the types that
WHO is calling for during
the 2009 World No Tobacco
Day campaign.
Their argument is that
requiring such extensive
use of packages (half of ev-
ery pack, both sides and not
the edge, pictures as well
as words) for health warn-
ings that include graphic
pictures, is an infringement
of their free speech.
The argument, in simple
terms, is that plain pack-
aging requirements for
cigarettes or large health
warnings on packages
would "encumber" tobacco
companies' trademarks
and "undermine the very
purpose of trademarks, to
provide easily determin-
able distinguishing marks
for one company's product
over another."
So far, the argument has
not held up in European
courts. Since the U.S. only
signed, but has never rati-
fled the WHO Framework
Treaty, it does not adhere to
these rules. No case has yet
come to the U.S. courts re-
garding largehealth warn-
ings and graphic pictures
on cigarette packages.

Masn't Broke...
As long as tobacco man-
ufacturers are allowed to
package without restriction,
or without large and eye-
catching, health warnings
on every package, they will


put down on the bar; De-
signer brand, a Ralph Lau-
ren design.
"Consumers mention
packaging as one of the
four important criteria in
selecting their ideal ciga-
rette; The four key criteria
appear to.be image, taste,
package, price."


Pages three and four of
the memo state: "...They
thought it was eye catching
and a different approach to
packaging.Specificallythey
stated: It's distinguished
looking; The Lucky Strike
logo really stands out; It
looks richer, more yuppie
like; It would be great to


continually cater to youth
and their fashions.,
Indeed, in a memo re-
leased into public domain
under the Master Settle-
ment Agreement reached
with tobacco companies and
most of the 50 states in 1998,
the profit wheel of cigarette
packaging is clearly seen.


The memo was writ-
ten in October 1990 from
R.E. Smith, vice president
of brand management to
product manager J.C. Bo-
gie. It concerned an ap-
proval recommendation foi-
an exploratory package de-
sign for Lucky Strike ciga-
rettes.


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PHOTOS BY TIM CROFT | The Sta Indoor dining areas take full advantage of natural


The intricate piping and electrical work in the


to the community we are
privileged to serve," Hall
said. "We give a lot of focus
to quality of patient care and
patient satisfaction.
. "This is a community


hospital, but our belief is to .
provide everybody world-
class care."
There is a contamination
room, because as Hall said,
since 9/11 "we live in a dif-
ferent world," and two oper-
ating rooms. Flill X-rajr and
CT scans ivill be available
- the rooms were being
workedorithatday---andat
some point an MRI. ?
^ laboratory will provide
quick. and accurate test-
ing for Sacred Heart physi-
clans, but also will have the
capability of prodding such
services to doctors in the
community
There is indoor dining,
outdoor dining, a helicopter
pad will ultimately appear
where three large metal
green shipping crates now
sit and space has been
carved out for the hoped-for
arrivalofacardiologyprac-
tice.
There is also a large con-
ference room, with large
windows letting the outside
light pour in. Hall .said it
might be one of the most im-
portant rooms in the facility.
"There is going to be a
strongeducationgomponent
to ivhat we dp here," Hall
said, adding that preventa-
tive medicine, wellness, are
a key to the hospital's mis-
sion. "This is a billboard
The true way we want to
promote our hospital (is)


education."
But the most striking as-
pect of the tour and there
are details that are surely
being left out, like say the
thread of pneumatic tubing
that connects the pharmacy
to all patient areas of the
hospital was the commit-
ment from the community
The St. Joe Company,
through its corporate entity
and! foundation, has com-
mitted $1.5 million plus the
land on which the hospital
campus, including medical
offlee building, sits.
Citizens and visitors in
the cotmty have paid for
over two years a half-cent
sales tax for indigent care
and other health programs
in the county.
But the individual com-
mitmerits beyond that are
striking, totaling more than
milliono.
--We are short on'the pa-
tientrooms," noted Dr Hen-
ry Roberts, president of the
Sacred Heart Foundation.
--That is where we are look-
ing for donations.
"Various people have
stepped up and 'there is
room for more. But none of
this would have happened
without your community."
RexBuzzettalocalphar-
macist, and his wife, Nancy,
have provided donation for
thepharmacy.
Marcia Stone Ward, who


patients and visitors alike
and maintaining a mission
of humane treatment of all,
a philosophy at the center of
the Sacred Heart credo.
"We match our service


The heispital's conference room will be a center for
educational programs geared toward wellness and
preventative medicine.
passed away last, week, move to the United States,
inade a significant gift to the father earned a doctor-
name one of the two o'per- ate, became a pathologist,
ating rooms after her late working in labs his entire
husband, the longtime local career.
physician Albert Ward. When he heard about
A donation from Ralph the new hospital being built
Rish, in memory of his in some place he had never
late brother Halik, helped heard of, he wondered about
make the indoor dining thelab.
area, which uses expansive "He provided a signifi-
windows to provide cleans- cant contribution for the lab
ing natural light, even on a for a hospital and a com-
gloomy day, possible. unity he has never seen,"
. The local Lions Club do- Roberts said.
nated money that will be fo- And by the time the
cused on the outdoor dining group had mape the jour-
area. ney around the smartly de-
Then there is the lab. signed rectangle ,of opera-
The parents of the hus- tonal space, the tour was
band of a Sacred Heart vice- closed, the gauge on opti-
president for strategic plan- mism open.
ning are survivors of Aus- "It almost makes you
chwitz, the notorious World ready to get sick," said Clay
War H Nazi concentration Smallwood of The St. Joe
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Superior Bank gets behind Big Bend Baseball;


Ms. Sonya Edenfield,
manager of the Altha
branch of Superior Bank,
presented the Big Bend
Baseball League of Flor-
ida, Inc. a sponsorship
check from Superior Bank
in the amount of $900 to
help this new adult base-
ball league fund its inau-
'a e st so proud
to-be able to support such
a great effort to organize
these teams. This is a
chance for our younger
players to come out and
watch and learn from
some more experienced
players and also a chance
for the oldbr players to
come together again. It's
easy to see that this base-
ball league will be great
for our communities,
something to bring people
out on Sunday afternoons
for some good-spirited
competition and fun. How
can you say No' to that,"
says Edenfield. -
Ms. Edenfield spear-
headed the Superior fund-
raising effortwhichinclud-
ed nine of its branches by
pledging support from the
Altha branch and then ac-
tively encouraging others
to participate. Branches
from Marianna, Blount-
stown, Bristol, Panama
City, Port St. Joe, Carra-
belle, Apalachicola and
Mexico Beach were all ea-
ger to get in the game. ,


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gin (August 1), two, seven-
inning Big Bend Baseball
games, will be played in
three different locations.
First games begin at 1
p.m. CT so there's plenty
of daylight to get out and
catch the action. To re-


Sonya Edenfield of Superior Bank presents check to Big Bend Baseball teague ~of Florida officials


watch the games. But we
couldn't do this without
the help of businesses
like Superior Bank. We're'
grateful to them for this
generous support," said
Bailey.
Currently, the league is
made'up of six franchised
teams; Chattahoochee
Red Birds, Gulf County


Drive, Liberty Diamond
Dawgs, Bay County Brew-
ers, Calhoun County
Horsemen and Jackson
County Jays. Each team
can carry a 25-man ros-
ter of players age 17 and
up. This league and its
teams operate solely on
the generous support of
businesses and individu-


als within panhandle com-
munities.
The Big Bend League
is already eight weeks
into the season and about
to begin Round 2, which
is the "Double-Header
Round."


Morrell Bailey, League
Commissioner and Altha
resident, was delighted
at Superior's enthusiasm
for the project. "It takes
a lot of time and effort to
get the league goihg. We
have plenty of good base-
ball players up here. We
also have a lot of people
who like to come out and


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Junior golf clinic
During the month .
June the St. Joseph's Ba
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pleased to offer free go
lessons to local boys an
girls aged 8-16.
The clinic will be hel
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Our highly skilled .in
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There will be a 12-tea
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Joe. The fee is $200 pe
team.
For more informa
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U ( FO( Snapper
sport seasOM
Set to reopen
The recreational re
snapper harvest season i
all Gulf of Mexico water
off Florida reopened o
June 1.
Anglers may take tw
red snapper daily fro
Gulf waters during th
open season; however, th
captain and crew of fo
hire vessels in the Gu
may not keep the recre
stional bag limit. Th
minimum size limit fo
recreational red snappe
in the Gulf is 16 inches to
tal length.
The Florida Fish an
Wildlife Conservatio
Commission (FWC) ha


scheduled a final pub-
lic hearing ort June 18 in
of Crystal River on a pro-
y posed rule that would
is close the Gulf recreation-
lf al red snapper harvest
d season on Aug. 15. This
would make the red snap-
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. son in Grulf state waters
the same as the June 1
through Aug. 14 season ir/
e Gulf federal waters.
of Florida state .waters
h extendninenauticalmiles
e, from shore in the Gulf,
and federal waters extend
al beyond state waters.
g, Moreinformationabout
s> red snapper management
and regulations is avail-
l- able online at MyFWC.
r com/RULESANDREGS/
s Saltwater Regulations
Snapper.him,
n
r NOW FWC uota
y-
@ pf0COSS 0110WS (Or
gUGSt permit.
The Florida Fish and
Wildlife Conservation
Commission (FWC) willde
m accepting applications un-
- til June 30 to be included
e in a random drawing for
c- quota permits to hunt on
t Florida's wildlife manage-
/ ment areas (WMAs) next
season.
- This year, there are a
y few rule changes pertain-
r ing to the Quota Hunt Per-
mit Program to improve
ent ate's r& lationF
instance,, the FWC has
created, a guest permit
so. quota permit holders
can take a friend hunting
d with them. The guest can
n obtain the permit by using
s the quota permit holder's
n customer ID number.
The FWC suggests
o hunters wait to obtain
m their guest permits un-
e til -just before their hunt
e begins. Once a guest per-
r- mit is issued it can not be
lf changed. Guest permits
- will not be available until
e Aug. 1.
r In addition,, quota
r hunt permits are no lon-
- ger transferable, so indi-
viduals will not be able to
d hoard permits and reduce
n other hunters' chances of
s being selected, ensuring a


fairer distribution ot hunt-
ing opportunities among
more hunters.
If a hunter does not
draw a permit this year,
he will get- a preference
pointthatwilliriereakehis
odds of getting drawn next
year.. PNeference points
can accurmilate in subse-
quent years.
More htint choices are
available Hunters Inay
apply for up to nine hunt
types; archery, muzzle-
loading .gun, general
gun, wild hog, mobility
impaired, track, airboat,
youthandfamily.
On many TVMAs, quota
'permits .are. required for
hunters wishing to hunt
during specified periods
of the general gun season,
as ivell as for other hunts,
including th4 archery and
muzzletoading gun sea-
sons. Quota permits also
are reqitired for hunts
involving airboats, track
vehicles, youths, families
and mobility-impaired
persons.
Worksheets are avail-
able by, clicking under
"Limited Entry Hunts"
at 191yFWC.com/Hunting.
They also are available
from county tax collectors'
offices, license agents and
FWG regional;offices.
To apply, take a work-
sheet to any license agent
or tax collector's office or
apply online at www.wild"
li i e corn/fl through
. Worksheets for recre-
ational use permits also
are available at MyFWC.
com/Hunting. The FWC
issues recreational use
permits on a first-come,
first-served basis begin-
ning 10 a.m. (EDT) June
4, 2009 March 31, 2010.
Visit MyFWC.com/
Hunting fwc.com/Hunting> and
click on "Limited Entry
Hunts" for more informa-
tion on how to apply for
permits, plus application
periods and deadlines.
For more information
on the guest permit i and
other quota permit chang-
es, click on "New Quota
Permit changes" under
"Breaking News" at My-
FWC.com/Hunting.


OVERALL LEAGUE STANDINGS
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Bay Brewers
Jackson Joys

DIVISIONAL STANDINGS
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Bay Brewers
Jackson Jays

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NEXT GAMES SUNDAY, JUNE 14 ALL DOUBLEHEADER GAMES
First Game ar l:00 p.m. CDT / 2 p.m. ET (7-innin9s)
Second Game at 4:00 CDT / 5 p.m. ET (7 innings)
Chattahoochee Red Birds @ Bay Brewers (Cain-Griffin Field 77th &
I7th St. Lynn Haven)
Liberty Diamond Dawgs @ Jackson Jays (Cottondale Hi9h School)
Calhoun County Horsemen @ Gulf Drive (Wewahitchka High School)


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Jackson Jays vs.
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Game 1: Bay Brewers 3 Jackson Jays 2
Game 2: Bay Brewers 8 Jackson Jays 5

Chattahoochee Red Birds vs.
Gulf County Drive
Game 1: Gulf Drive 10 Red Birds 3
Game 2: Red Birds 15 Gulf Drive 7

Calhoun Couny Horsemen vs.
Liberty Dawgs
Game 1: Horsemen 5 Liberty Dawgs 3
Game 2: Horsemen 3 Liberty Dawgs 1













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SUBMITTED PHOTO | Special to the Star
Nick D. George of
Apalachicola had his hands
full with these little ladies,
daughters Mary George
Williams and Despina
George.


saluting


dear old


DAD

By Despina Williams
Star Staif Writer

As we gear up for Father's
Day, The Star wants to know
what niakes your dad special.
Tell us, in 100 words or less,
what makes your father a "Hear
Old Dad." Attach a photo of the
two of you together and submit
it to The Star by Monday, June
15.
We'll print the stories and
photos in our June 18 edition,
just in time for Father's Day.
You can e-mail the informa-
tion to dwilliams@starfl.com,
or drop it by the office, located
at 135 W Hwy. 98 inside the Port
City Shopping Center in Port St.
Joe.




Star debuts new

"Veterans News"

W0000fUfe
In ail effort to provide news
of interest to the area's vet-
erans, The Star has launched
a new web feature, "Veterans
News," on its Website, www
starfl.com.
In creating the section, we
hoped to provide a permanent
home for veterans news on our
website with stories rang-
ing from veterans profiles to
Memorial Day happenings and
more.
The section will also provide
digital access to the Star/Times'
award-winning special section,
"Reflections on The Wall."
The special section includes
profiles of Gulf and Franklin
County's Vietnam casualties,
features on the making of the
Vietnam Veterans Memorial,
the Three Servicemen Statue
South in Apalachicola and St.
Joe Beach resident David E.
Kelly, Jr. who served as a Me-
morial Activities Specialist in
Vietnam.
To access the "Veterans
News" section, click on the
tab located near the top of the
homepage, just beneath the red
"Breaking News" bar.
As we continue to add to the
website, we ask for the input, of
our local veterans to ritake it
the best it can be. -
So if you're a member of a
VFW Post or American Legion,
a retired or enlisted service-
men, tell us what you'd like
to see included in "Veterans
News."
Direct comments to Despina
Williams at 229-7843 or email
dwilliams@starfl.com.


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Thursday, June 11, 2009


Society


BZ 1 The Star


Mr. and Mrs. Jim Belin of
Port Saint Joe, Fla., announce
the engagement and forthcoming
marriage of their daughter,
Miss Bonnie Margaret Belin, to
Angel Francisco Carrete, son of
Mr. and Mrs. Alfonso Carrete of
Guadalajara, Mexico.
Miss Belin is the
granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Leonard Belin of Port Saint Joe,
Fla., Barbara E Smith of Fort -
Walton Beach, Fla., and the late
Dr.191alcom Earl Smith.
The bride-elect is a 2001
graduate from Port Saint Joe
High School, 2005 graduate
of Troy University and 2007
graduate of the University of


Florida. She is currently teaching
at Cornerstone Academy in
Guadalajara, Mexico.
, Mr. Carrete is the grandson
of Francisca Carrete of Tijuana,
Mexico, and the lAte Alfonso
Carrete, and Angela Rodriguez of
Tulancingo, Mexico, and the late
Gi'egorio Rodriguez. He is a 2006
graduate from Iteso University
and is an engineer.
An August 15 wedding is
planned for 6 p.m. EST at the
First United Methodist Church in
Port Saint Joe, Fla. A reception'
will immediately follow the -
service at WindMark Beach Club.
All friends and family are invited
to attend. .


(hambers-Addi50H
.Eunice Yvonne Chambers and Dale Ray Addison wil
married at 5 p.m. ET on June 20 at 116 Bridgeport Lane
Port St. Joe. u .
A reception will immediately follow the ceremony at
the Gulf County Senior Citizens Community Center,
120 Library Drive in Port St.Joe. -
Family and friends are invited.


Miss Jennifer Elizabeth
Smith, daughter of Blanchard
Tyler Smith and Cindy
Freeman Young, graduated
from the University of
Alabama in Tuscaloosa with
a Bachelor of Arts degree
'in psychology with a minor
in history. She maintained a
grade point average of 3.2 and
plans to move to Dothan, Ala.


Br th day
H Hiip, p,
Hooray!
Kayla
turned 13 on
Friday
Love ya,
Lyndsey


JB and Barbara Wood,
Happy Anniversary, Honey.
It's been a beautiful 46 years.
The next 46 will be even better. (Maybe a few more
wi'inkles.)
Love,
JB


to the needy individuals and families
in our area. Special thanks to Ben
Welch, Charles Givens and Troy White,
who helped gather the food donated
and carry it to the Food Pantry. They
also helped pack the food collected
so it could be easily distributed. The
Food Pantry is open every day except
holidays from Monday through Friday
from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. (ET).
Thanks to postal carriers Lori
Butler, Steve Oliver, Eugina Bailey and
Sam Andrews.


The CDC (Community Development
Corporation)/People Helping People
organization is very thankful to the Port
St. Joe Letter Carriers for their efforts
during last month's food drive.
Listed below are those
who volunteered to collect the
nonperishable food items left by the
residents of the Port St. Joe at their
mailboxes and surrounding areas. The
food collected enabled the staff of the
CDC/PHP to fill 50 large grocery bags.
These bags were in turn given out


2156 dinner


to benefit


PSJ resident

OCO Woman needs
liver Transplant
Marsha Whitfield, 52, a longtime resi-
dent of the Port St. Joe area, needs $3,450
to have enough funds to meet the medi-
cal co-payment for this operation. Ad-
ditionally, there will be living expenses
during the operation and for the recov-
ery period. There are many fundraising
events planned to assist the family.
There will be a fish dinner June 26 at
the Frank Pate Park from 11 a.m. until
sold out or 2 p.m. Tickets will be sold
at the following locations: Assembly of
God Church in Oak Grove, People Help-
ing People of Gulf County office, and the
First Baptist Church in Port St. Joe. Any-
one that would like to purchase a ticket
may do so after June 15. There is a spe-
cial account established at tlfe Superior
Bank, in Doris Johnson's name (moth-
er), identified for medical expenses for
Marsha Whitfield. Donation jars are also
l be at Duren's Piggly Wiggly and Bluewater
in outrigger.
The People Helping Peolile have been
asked to help in this worthy effort to help
one of our own. Please call Jerry Stokoe
or Erika White at 229-5262. We are ask-
ing the community to lend their finan-
cial support for events planned in their
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Graiduat~ion


By Johanna White
Last week was our monthly
business meipting. Plans for the
next few weeks were discussed.. The
Kiwanis Club presented scholarships
for severe deserving students of Port
St. Joe High School. Each year, the
Port St. Joe Kiwanis Club presents
a $100 scholarship to the top student
who excelled in math, social studies,
science, and English. We also provide
scholarships to the top GPA for a yourig
girl and young man. The Kiwanis Club
saw the need to also endow funds
to grant a scholarship to a student
who will be attending Tom E Haney
Vocational School. The Kiwanis Club
is truly dedicated in giving back to
the community and to the children
in our area. We appreciate all of you
supporting our fundraisers to make
these scholarships possible.
Speaking of fundraiser's, the Kiwanis
Club will be having another Wonderful
Fish Fry. The Fish Fry will be held
Friday, June 19, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
at the Frank Pate Park. The dinner
will be your choice of fried mullet
or catfish, to be served with baked
beans, coleslaw, and bread, all for only
$5. Tea and/or bottled water will be
for sale for $1. So make plans to eat
lunch with us that day. Please see any
Kiwanis member for a ticket, or you
can purchase a dinner the day of the
Fish Fry.
I want to encourage all of our
members to be faithful in attending our
weekly meeting. If you are interested
in being a part of civic organization,
please consider* Kiwanis. The Kiwanis
Club is a group of business men and
women taking part in giving back to
the community. The Kiwanis Club
meets every Tuesday at noon at the
Gulf County ARC & Transportation
Building located on Industrial Road.
For more information, you can call
Kathy Balentine or Dianna Harrison at
229-6327 or me at 227-6268.
The Kiwanis Motto: Serving the
children of the world.


disson Family
The 33rd annual Glisson
Fainily Reunion and the 15th
reunion of the 244th Port
Company of the 495th Batamon
will be held on Saturday, June
20, at the American Legion
Building, Highway 90 West,
Marianna. Everyone is invited
to come and enjoy a day of fun
and fellowship. Please bring
your favorite covered dish to
share. . s
For more information, call
Jeannette Woodham at 850-592-
2685 or Winton Glisson at 863-
533-4409.


Whitfield Family
The annual Whitfield Family -
Reunion will be held Saturday,
June 13, 2009.
The Reunion will be held at the
Honeyville Community Center
located on Highway 71 south
of Wewahitchka, Fla. Reunion
activities begin at 9 a.m. CDT
There will be a dessert contest
and a silent auction. Bring any
genealogy on The Whitfield Family
and join us for great food and a good
time. '
For more information, feel free to
contact Joe Whitfield at 850-482-2904
or e-mail kyvettejoe@hotmail.com.












July 4 Arts and Crafts Fair at Cape Lighthouse


HOW TO HELP

hasThbe)Nicektte tsMemor aa Fst
Savings Bank to help rebuild the
Leist family home. Please call 850-
229-7700 to make a donation. .
Oak Gr.ove Church has agreed
to rebuild the home. Residents are
encouraged to donate building
materials, construction services
or just man-hours to honor this
family. Port St. Joe will have its
own Extreme Makeover (Sout ern
Style).
Contact Oak Grove Church at
830-229-8995 to volunteer.


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Thursday, June 11, 2009


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new Sleeping Beauty Gift Shop.
If you have crafts or food that
you would like to sell, we are still
looking for more vendors. Please
call Beverly at the gift shop any
Wed-Sunday at 850-229-1151 from
10-6 p.m. or call 850-229-1094.
Beverly's e-mail is: cshlight
houselady2008@gmail.com.


We would like to invite every-
one to attend the first Arts and
Crafts Fair ever held at the Cape
San Blas Lighthouse grounds
during the July 4 weekend.
There will be vendors with
homemade crafts, such as art,
paintings, photography, glass-
ware, jewelry, wood cravings,


stained glass and more.
There will be drinks, hot dogs
and hopefully hamburgers for
sale.
We will have booths set up
with Tupelo honey, local history
of our turpentine industry and
blacksmithing. In the Keeper's
Cottage next door to the gift


shop will be several of our local
authors selling and autograph-
ing their books. Please come and
check them out.
a And of course there will be
the lighthouse tower. You'll be
. able to climb the tower for $5 and
children under 10 will be able to
climb free as long as they have an


adult with them.
This willbe going on during Fri-
day and Saturday, July 3-4, from 10
a.m. to 6 p;m. (ET) and on Sunday,
July 5 from 12 noon to 6 p.m.
Please come and help us enjoy
the first 4th of July since the tow-
er has been opened and our sec-
ond summer since we opened the


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The Leist home, 625 Maddox St.,


in or St Je, asdesroedby ir


We ivould like to thank all
the people in the community
n bin Gpr end ,,
Assembly of God's Frank "Nick
LeistMemorialfundatBayside
Bank for the funeral and help in
the rebuilding of our home.
Our home was totally destroyed
with the loss of our son. We had no
house or life insuranceind need
help with rebuilding. If interested,
you may contact Pastor James
a da hecOhak G ve As nibly
charitable contributions. We again
thank all for any support.
God bless you,
Mark and Sheryl Gay


"It'll just be left up to
the people who had their
lives changed forever, to
what once was, fresh in our
memories." -
Wesley Ramsey,
March 16, 2002, The Star
He was writing about
the mill whistle, and he
was right. The Whistle is
now part of the riew City
Commons Park next to
City Hall. Sitting up high
on a bright 'industrial' yel-
low post, it is the reminder
of "what once was." The
dedication plaque is blank.
The Port St. Joe Redevel-
opment Agency believes
it should "be left tip to the
people who had their lives
changed forever" to help
fillintheblank.. .


In the interest bf pre-
serving this piece of histo-
ry, we would like to include
personal anecdotes related
to the whistle. If you have
a thought to share, maybe
one your grandpa shared
with you, please send it to

If you have a suggestion
for the wording on the Mill
Whistle Plaque (15 words
or less) please let us know
- by mail to PSJRA, 150
Captain Fred's Place, Port
St. Joe, FL 32456; by e-mail
at Lorinda@PSJRA.com;
or in person: Bring it to
the SaltAir Market at the
City Commons on the first
and third Saturdays of the
month, 9 a.m. until noon.
Deadline for submis-
sionsisJune30.


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Nick Leist, 17, was killed in
a May 17 house fire.


Beginning, June 16, Lisa Faipea
will be offering hula instruction.
Classes will be held at Frank Pate
Park at 6 p.m. until final arrange-
ments are made to relocate to a build-
ing equipped with an air conditioner
and inirrors.
Floor-length mirrors are essen-
tial for the students to actually see
how well they are positioning their
I hands and feet while performing the
dance.


Our returning students will begin
learning a more advanced style of
dance. This is called "Kabiko," or old-
style hula, Malia Faipea performed
this at our prior shows.
"I strongly chcourage adults to
take advantage of hilla classes this
season. It's great for toning up, burn-
ing calories and is a cardio workout,"
Lisa Faipea said.
For more information, contact Fa-
ipea at 227-6849.


SPECIAL TO THE STAR


June 4 Sept. 18
Beginning at Sunset
Port St Joe WindMark
Beach, Mexico Beach

Summer Movies in the
Park run from June to
September. All movies will
beginat dark. Come early
and set up while the sun
sets. I)on't forget to bring
your chairs and blanket.
Movie Locations: PSJ
- Ffank Pate Park, Port
St Joe, WB on the green


just past The School of
Fish, \VindMark Beach,
and MB on the green at
The EI' Governor Motel,
Mexico Beach.

JURO
11- MI3, "Race to '
Witch Mountain," PG
18 PSJ "National
Treasure 2," G .
19 WB, "Curious
Case of Benjamin Button,"
PG-13
25 MB "Grease," PG


JU y
2,- PSJ, "Mamma
Mia!" PG-13
,,
3 WB, "Twilight,
PG-13
9 ME, "Mamma
Mia!" PG-13
16 PSJ
"Madagascar: Escape 2
Africa," PG
17 WB, "Nights in
Rodanthe," PG-13
23 MB, "Happy Feet,"
PG.
30 PSJ, "Race to


witch Mountain," PG
31- MB, "Bedtime
Stories," PG

August -
6 IVIB, "Indiana Jones
and The Kingdom of the
Crystal Skull," PG-13
14 WB, "Fireproof "

September
4 WB, "Swing Vote,"
PG
18 WB, "Monsters vs.
Aliens," PG


Kayleigh
'Kayleigh is a beautiful cat with a wonderful
disposition! She loves her humans & would
love nothing more than to find her forever home!
Please stop by the Humane Society at 1007 Tenth
St & visit Kayleigh & all the others waiting for
you! For questions you may contact us at 227-
1103.
DON'T FORGET YOUR PET FOOD & FLEA
& TICK PRODUCTS! St. Joseph Bay Humane
Society offers Science Diet pet food & Frontline
Plus for sale.
cLEANERS POLISHES

Ostman
Jax Wax Distribution LLC
Cell:850.832.1560
772 Suite B U.S.98
ACCESSORIES ADDITIVES Port St.Joe, FL 32456


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. The Christian CONSCIENCE

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is Under Attack A scandal uncovered
The laws of God are being removed each On June 17, 1926, an article titled Biomedical Sciences." its kind" (Gen. 1:21-25). What is a
d "Soviet Backs Plan to Test Evolution". There have been other experiments kind?" It seems to be about the
Schools have had Bible reading and prayer appeared in The New York Times. In that evolutionists have designed with taxonomic level of "family." Once
take keeping with the then-Communist the hope that support would be found again, true science agrees with
Th aw Commandments are being government's support of Darwin's for their theory the life in a test tube Scripture. True science always agrees
removed from many places, too. evolutionary theory, the modern experiments of the 1950s, the fruit with Scripture. Only the science,
Judge Roy Moore was removed from office, equivalent of a million dollars was fly experiments, etc. All have failed, so-called, of our day, disagrees with
because this he would not do. granted to a prominent Soviet biology as many modern geneticists would Scripture.
Abortion is not murder anymore, my friend. professor, Ilya Ivanov, for the purpose predict. Questions or Comments? Send us .
Women's rights say they can throw them in of testing the possibility of producing a A number of years ago, an excellent an e-mail.
a garbage bin. human-ape hybrid. book was written by a geneticist who At the Mexico Beach-Christian
Women with women, men with men. The results of those experiments has numerous academic degrees Worship Center, we believe that God
Call it civil rights if you want to, but to God should appear in every modern and a couple of PhDs. It is called wants you know the truth about
it's still a sin. biology textbook and be discussed in "Evolution, A Theory In Crisis," by origins and to be born again from
To remove God from our Pledge of every biology class, high school and Dr. Michael Denton, an Australian. above not base your eternal
Allegiance has been in the courts lately, too. college, but they aren't. Using artificial Surprisingly, he is not a Christian, or at future on a church ceremony. At the
If the judges don't see the handwriting insemination, Ivanov attempted leist hadn't become one, the last that I MBCWC, we don't plead for money or
on the wall, I think thousands have died for to produce a male human / female had heard. I recommend that you ask. twist your arm to join. Plan to check us
nothing, don't you? chimpanzee hybrid. Thb experiment for it at your bookstore or library. out this Sunday! Our services begin
There's a move on for our money to remove failed, and now that we understand the Whht genetics is teaching us is with a tiine of greeting and fellowship
"In God We Trust." .. genetics involved, it is not surprising that thbre are limits on the changes at 9:30 a.m. CT on Sunday. Worship
How could He still love us, when we've that it failed. that organisms can achieve through begins at 9:45 a.m. Come early so that
been so unjust? Ivanov also attempted to produce the reproductive process. Slight you can meet us, and enjoy the praise
But when Christ is removed from a hybrid from human females and ape. variations can occur at the species and and worship music led by TJ. We meet
Christmas, the axe will fall my friend. males. That also failed, and at least genus level, but the truth has been and worship at the Mexico Beach
This America that everyone has looked up five of the human females died. Again, demonstrated many times, by the Civic Center on 105 N. 31st St., behind
to for years will never be the same again, this failure is what moderit genetics evolutionists' own experiments, that the Beach Walk gift shop and Parker
To see this happen, keep living the same would predict. there are built-in limits in the DNA Realty just off U.S. 98, m Mexico
old way- The Ivanov experiments were that prevent any kind of organism ever Beach.
To make a change, ask God's forgiveness, reviewed in 2008 by Alexander Ethind changing into another kind --- not now, God Bless,
and be bold for Jesus each day. in "Beyond Eugenics: The forgotten and not in millions of years if there Pastor Tim Morrill
Scandal of Hybridizing Humans and were such a thing as millions of years! Mexico Beach Christian Worship Center
Billy Johnson Apes," published in "Studies in History Scripture indicates that God timl@jesusanswers.com
and Philosophy of Biological and created each kind of organism "after http://www.mexicobeachewc.com

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SUNDAY: General Assembly 9:45 a.m.tT* Bible Study all ages 10 a.m. ET
Morning Worship 11 a.m. ET Evening Worship 6 p.m. ET
Tifesday: Chair Practice 7 p.m.
Wednesday: ICidsJor 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 accqt this invitation ro yosn us in worshrp God bless you!
"'"""g'u si so n .
Pastor David Nichols
Church 647-3950 Home 769-8725
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African children's choir to perform at First Baptist


"Our Church can be your home,"

fira Church of the Nazarene
2420 Long.91venue *Port St..foe, florida 32456
4850) 229-9596
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111 North 22nd Street Mexico Beach, FL 32410
Sunday Worship Services:
8:30 a.m. Traditional Worship
9:45 a.m CST Bible Study -
11:00 a.m. Contemporary Worship
Open Hearts. Open minds. Open doors.
The people of Anite lead inited ledledist Qurd .
IInsmPoeman
Rev Ted Lovelace, Pastor Church/0ffice: 648-8820



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


FIRST UNITED


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Michael Rogers Pastor
9:45 AM .................... ..................... Sunday School
10:30 AM ..................................... Fellowship Breakfast
11:00 AM ... ...Worship
6:00 PM Worship
wwwialiRGillep .ne
801 20th Street Port St. Joe 229-6707
Home ofFaith Christian School


Southeast thAt specialized in
golfing activities. Lynn spent a lot
of time with her granddaughters
in music and sporting everits-
Her parents, Gale and Winifred
Traxler, and brother J. Gale
Traxler, Jr., preceded her in death
Her loving husband of 51.5
years, Dikk; son, Britt (Tamara);
daughter, Sttsan Bonsignore
(Bob); granddaughters, Tina
and Nikki Bonsignore; and one
brother, Dexter Traxler (Doreen)
of Seneca, S.C., survive Lynn.


Interment followed in New
Shiloh Cemetery near Altha.
The family received friends
5-7 p.m., Sunday, June 7, at
Adams Flmeral Home. .
Adams Ftmeral Home is in
charge of the arrangements.
674-5449 adamsfh.com.


Lynette Traxler Medd, 78, of
Pensacola, passed away Friday,
May 22. .
Lynn was born in St. Augustine
on March 19, 1931, to Gale and
Winifred Traxter. She graduated
from Port St. Joe High School in
1949, where she was very active
in sports, playing softball and
basketball, and was the head
cheerleader. She was voted Ms.
St. Joe High School in 1949. After
highschool, Lynn attended and
gradriated ivith a Bachelor of


Science degree
in education from
Florida State
University in
1954. At Florida
State, she was a
member of Sigma
Kappa sorority
and remained an
active Seminole -
Booster. In 1955,


Mead Outdoor Advertising. She
was an Avon representative for
30 years. Lynh taught 30 years
fqr the Escambia County School
System, retiring in1997, and was
selected as the Escambia County
Teacher of the Year in 1976. She
finished her teaching career as
a seventh-grade math teacher.at
Workman Middle School (Mean
Mrs. Mead)!!!
Lynn and Dick enjoyed
travelling four or five times a
year, especially to resort in the


she was selected as a princess


He is survived by his parents,
Billie G. and Louise Varnum of
Nashville; two sisters, Sandra
Hart and her husband, Randy,
of Atlanta, Texas, and Tanya
Varnum of Cleveland, Tenn.;
several aunts and uncle,
including Janie and Doug Pelt


of Clarksville, Fla., and Sible
Firestone of Bristol, Fla.; also
several nieces, nephews and
cousms.
Ftmeral services were
Monday, June 8, in the Adams
Flmeral Home Chapel, with
the Rev. Jeff Ward officiating.


Richard Gezie Varnum, 52,
of Nashville, 'renn., passed
away Friday, June 5, 2009, in
Nashville. Mr. Varnum grew
up in Port St. Joe, Fla., and
graduated from Port St. Joe
High School in 1976. He served
in the U. S. Army.


the same time, Americans have
the opportunity to step into the
lives of these Kenyan children
by hearing their testimonies and
experiencing traditional African
song and dance.
"We could not be more excit-
ed about hosting this event, and
we cordially invite you to mark
Wednesday, June 17, on your
calendar now and plan for your
attendance. It will be an evening
you will never forget and neither
will these precious children,"
said Bobby Alexander, First Baps
tist Church student minister.


Cultures will unite when the
Daraja Children's Choir of Africa
performs at First Baptist Church
in Port St. Joe on Wednesday,
June 17, at 7 p.m. EST.
Daraja means "bridge" in
Swahili, and the choir, made tap
of 24 orphans and vulnerable
children from Kenya, serves.as
a bridge to connect the people
of Africa and America. This is
a life-changing opportunity for
these children to learn and expe-
rience the American culture, as
many of them have never expe-
rienced life outside of Kenya. At


The choir is embarking on
two U.S. tours this year, which
include a stop in Port St. Joe. In
spite of dealing with unimagina-
ble hardships, these children are
overflowing with joy and love,
which they are eager to share, as
is evident in their performance.
The Daraja Children's Choir of
Africa is part of the 410 Bridge, a
nonprofit organization focusing
on mission working Kenya. The 410
Bridge exists to connect people
within the body of Christ to con-
tribute to the self-developing ca-
pabilities of the people of Kenya.


speaker at the 7:30 p.m. service.
. On Sunday, June 14, at
6:30 p.m., Prophetess Bell of
Panama City will speak on the
theme "Breaking Up the Fallow
Ground."
The church's president is
missionary Marilyn Bolden, and
the vice president is evangelist
Iris (Bolden) Gathers.
Pastor Charles Gathers and
Assistant Pastor Elder Willie
Ash, Jr., and the church family
would like to invite everyone to
attend these services.
''Come add be.blessed."


Victory Temple First Born
Holiness Church Junior/Sea-
soned Women's Department
will be hosting a women's con-
ference on Friday, June 12 at
7:30 p.m. Pastor Wanda Bailey
of Port St. Joe will be the guest
speaker.
On Saturday, June 13, at
noon, the church will host a
prayer brunch, with guest
speaker Prophetess Lula Wil-
liams of Mt. Calvary Missionary
Baptist Church in Panama City.
Prophetess Jeanette Best
of Panama City will be guest


850) 227--1724
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AnnComforter jeremyDhon
Music Director IButh Minister
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Dimctor ofChildren Ministries


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


Sunday School............................10 a.m.


Sunday Evening Worship ..............6 p.n.


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

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FA~I


With heartfelt thanks
The family of Ernie
Woodrow would like to
express their appreciation
and gratitude to their friends
and to the community of .
Howard Crdek and the
, surrounding area who
shared in our loss of our
beloved Ernie. We thankyou
for your kind loving words
that you have shared that
has led us to know that Ernie
held a special place in your
hearts and lives and you will
mish him almost as much as
we do. There is nothing that
will ever lessen the pain and
sadness of losing our loved
one, however your prayers,
kindness and support have
helped us through this
devastating time.
With sincere gratitude,
The family of Ernie Woodrow


Lynette Trolxier Mead


LYNETTE
TRAILER MEAD


Riciard Gene Varnum


Women's conference










Our Ladiy of uuadalupe Parish in Mexico Beach to close


FifSt UnitSo

Methodist Women

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The First United Methodist
Women are hosting a luncheon at
noon ET on June 27 in the Fellow-
ship Hall of the First United Meth-
odist Church of Port St. Joe.
The luncheon will feature Ms.
Neysa Wilkins. Neysa, a strong
Christian witness, has experi-
c d and o oO 1 sd s
in Nashville and traveling to Kiev,
Ukraine, to help with homeless
children and orphanages. You will
enjoy a great lunch prepared by
the UMW and are in for a treat as
Neysa shares her experiences of
how God has worked in her life.
There are a limited number of
tickets, and they can be purchased
for $10 by calling Ms. Martha San
born at 227-1425 or the church of-
fice at 227-1724.


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
Thursday, Friday 9: am
Wednesday 5:3p pm
St. Lawrence Mission
788 N Hwy 71 Wewabitchka, FL
Sunday Mass 11:00 am (CT)
CapeSanBlasMission
1500 ft from State Park entrance at Cape San Blas
Saturday Mass 6:00 pm (ET)

TO KNOW CBRISTAND TO MAKE HIM ENOWN
Please come and meet our new
Rector Father Tommy Dwyer
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

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

Morning Prayer & Holy Communion
Sunday.................8:00a.m.
The Rev. David Mans, Priest
Services being held at the United Pentecostal Church
309 6th Street Port St Joe, FL
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FITSt Presbyterian Church
508 Sixteenth Street
Port St. Joe, Florida 32456
850-227-1756
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We are seeking'a pianist or
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Organist; on a temporary
basis, for p.ur 10:00am

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. Jesus iq Lord and He is waiting
FOR YOU AT:
ighlatill 1811) WaptiM (!)11111)
382 Ling Street Highland View
Port St. Joe, Florida 32456
(850)227-1306
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Moving Worship 11:00 a.rn.
Evening Service 7:00 p.m.
Discipleship Traiping 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer 7:00 p.m.


Worvbip reith us at
Long Avenue Baptist Church
Where Faith, Family &Friendship are found
Bible Study Sunday: 9:15am
Worship: 10:30am and.7:00pm
Wednesday
A variety of ministries for all ages beginning at 6:30 pm

1401 Lon enue Port St. Joe, FL For More
rxnation Call 229-8691


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give them, I hope, a sense of
coming home again. We're
also planning a welcome
luncheon for June 21 to allow
members of the two commu-
nities to become acquainted
and begin the process of be-
coming one. We are, after all,
one congregation in Christ,
wherever we are or wher-
ever we go.


Although the parish is
closing because of staffing
constraints, the people of the
parish have been and will
continue to be welcomed to
worship and participate in
parish life at St. Joseph Par-
ish in Port St. Joe. In addi-
tion, various architectural
elements from the church
at Qur Lady of Guadalupe


will be incorporated into the
church and parish hall at St.
Joseph.
Father Phil Fortm, pastor
of St. Joseph Parish, said,
"Throughout this transi-
tion, we've been praying for
and with our brothers and
sisters at Our Lady of Gua-
dalupe. Incorporating the
architectural elements will


no. All these young people, from 5
yearsoldhavethesenimblefingers
for computers, iPods, Blackberries,
testing, Twitter, etc. Some of these
need to be geared toward musical
talents, which will last them all their
lives. And believe me, when they
get really old, like me, their music
means great happiness and comfort
to them.
All the churches I spoke with are
having to consider, like us, "canned
music which unfortunately prob-
ably is the future but can never
replace the personal and resonant
feeling we get from seeing and hear-
ing a talented musician make beau-
tiful music.
If anyone reads this, oi* answers
ouk' ads, please respond. So many
of our valued and much-loved tradi-
tions are being lost or altered. We
. don't want this to be just "one more
on the list."
Thank You,
Staff of the Presbyterian Church


,The Presbyterian Church of P.ort
St. Joe is running an ad for a pia-
no/organist person for our Sunday
morning service. Our organist has
taken a six-month leave for health
reasons. We miss her and wish her
a speedy recovery.
So here is the dilemma for all
of us. As a member of the Worship
Committee in my church, I am try-
ing to find a temporary replacement
for Sunday morning 10-11 a.m.
- at good pay.
I have spoken with Port St. Joe
School, Faith Christian School,
Apalachicola Ministries, put a no-
tice on Coast Itadio 105.5, and spo-
ken with every church in Port St.-
Joe, and there is none to be found.
This is a sad situation. Every
church I have spoken with tells me
the same story. They are all con-
cerned because when the current
supply, most of whom are older, and
that's not bad, but most churches do
not have back-tip and no youths in
their churches are playing the pia-


St. Peter's Anglican
Church of Port St. Joe is
hosting the annual Synod
for the ACC-Diocese of
New Orleans from June 10-
12. We are welcoming del-
egates from Texas, Okla-
.
homa, Louisiana, Missis-
sippi, Tennessee, Alabama
and Florida to our areC
The Mainstay Inn will be
the headquarters for our
delegates. Meetings will
be held at Faith Christian
Church in Port'St. Joe.
A service of ordination
will be held on June 11 at
Our Lady of Guadalupe
Church in Mexico Beaph.
This beautiful and ancient
service will be held at
6 p.m. CT. There are seven
candidates for Holy Ordei's;
two being presented for the
Order of. Priesthood, two
being presented to be ad-
mitted Deacons. The three
other candidates.will be or-
dained at a later time. Our
own small church is proud
to be honored with two can-
didates for ordination. The
Rev. Dr. D. Pete Windham
willbepresentedfortheOr-
der of the Priesthood,, and
Mr. Louie J. Little,.Jr., will
be presented to be admit-
ted beacon. We have been
honored to watch these two
men grown in their ser-
vice to God over the past
few years. All seven candi-
dates for Holy Orders are


responding to their calling
from the Holy Spirit, with
Ordination being onci of the
seven sacraments of the
Church. Through the Holy
Traditions of the Church,
this ancient service con-
tinues up to the present.
Pleasejoinusincelebrating
the ordination of these men
in their chosen vocation.
St. Peter's Anglican
Church is affiliated with
the Anglican Catholic
Church and the Diocese of
New Orleans. Out Bishop,
the Rt. Reverend D. Pres-
ley Hutchins will preside
at our Synod. We are es-
pecially lionored that our
Archbishop and Metropoli-
tan of t(le Anglican -Catho-
liachurch, the Most Reyer-
end Mark Haverland, PhD,
from Athen, Ga., and the
Rt. Reverend Terry Lowe
from Dallas, Texas, will be
our guests for the Synod.
Many people are unfa-
miliar with our church and
beliefs. We are the Angli-
can Catholic Churbh. We
are Anglican because our
heritage comes from the
Church of England. We
are' Catholic because \ve
are a part of the Universal
Church established.by our
Lord, Jesus Christ. ..
}Ve maintain the Apos-
tolic Ministry of Bishop,
Priests and Deacons in un-
broken succession as set


forth by the Apostles. We be-
lieve that the ancient faith
as declared in the Apostle's
and Nicene Creeds and
as established by the first
seven Councils of the Un-
divided Church in the first
thousand years of Chris-
tianity Wei Imow the Bible
to be the Word of God and
to contain all things neces-
sary for salvation. Our wor-
ship is liturgical, allowing
everyone to be active par-
ticipants rather than just
listeners. The center of our
worship is the celebration
of the Holy Eucharist. We
believe Christ to be present
in this Sacrament.
. We rely upon the seven
Sacraments of Grace as
the tools Christ has given
us to approach God and in
turn to receive His bless-
ings. And we are fortunate
tohaveinherited, as part of
our Anglican Tradition, the
King James Bible and the
Book of Common Prayer,
two masterpieces of the
English language.
We are enormously ap-
preciative for the use of
the facilities of Faith Bible
Church and Our Lady of
Guadalupe Church. Both
churches have. been more
than gracio11s. to welcome
oui- group. Also the United
Pentacostal. Church where
we meet ,has been more
than supportive in allowing


us to use their facility. This
certainly demonstrates the
extent to which our local
churches will go to assist
other fellow Christians in
spreading the Gospel of Je-
sus Christ.
In addition, we want (O
express our smeere ap-
preciation to the Mainstay
Inn of Port St. Joe for their
warm and friendly manger
in arranging for our Synod
and the Capital City Bank
for the use of their facility.
The Gulf County Chamber
.of Commerce deserves
praise for their interest in
putting together a packet
of materials for our out-of
town guests and delegates.
Our community has been
wonderful in cooperating
with us in this huge effort
for our church.
Currently, St. Peter's
Anglican Church worships
at the United Pentecostal
Church at 309 Sixth St. m
.Port St. Joe. Sunday ser-
vice is at 8 a.m. ET, and Bi-
ble studies every Thursday
at 6:30 p.m. ET., St. Peter's
AnglicanChurchbeganits
first service on lVov. 5, 2006,
with eight people. We have
moved from a mission sta-
tus to a church status. We
have continued to grown
and noty have 27 communi-
cants. We welcome all and
invite you to "Come and
See" (John 1:46).


Are you: Age 60 and older; on a limited income (must meet income
guidelines) and interested chomingpactiv d involved in your
Benefits: receive a tax-free stipend (hourly pay not counted as
income); assistance with first physical examination; transportation
reimbursement; and the opportunity to serve your community.
For mpre information please call
Mary Milton (850)245-5935 or Julie Prevatt (850) 921-5554


'First 'Baptist Church
102 THIRD STREET PORT ST. JOE
Buddy7a7w 17,r s rt j education
Bobby Alexander, Minister to Studene


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Contemporary e .. .....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


Children's C i .....6:00 pm
Prayer Meeing....................6:30 pm
Children's Ministry
Activities 6:30 pm
Youth Ministry Activities...6:30 pm


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PGriShiOnerS WO CORIO8
to St. Joseph's in PS)
It is with sadness that the
Diocese of Pensacola-Talla-
hassee announces the clos-
ing of Our Lady of Guadalupe
Parish in Mexico Beach, ef-
fective June l4 after the 10:30
a.m. Mass.


ST. JOSEPH PARISH
202 20th St. (at Monument Avenue)
Port St. Joe
Mass times: 4 p.m. Saturday (Vigil
Mass) and 9:30 a.m. ET Sunday
Phone: 850-227-1 4 17
Web site: http://parishesonline.com/
scripts/ ostedSites/Org.asplD= 14431



Thanks from

MOUNT CARMEL

The Mount Carmel Missionary
Baptist Church family would like to thank
everyone for your prayers, efforts and
participation in our Men's and Women's
Day Celebration and Pastor's Anniversary
Again thank you,
Reverend Luther Baker, Pastor

It gives me great pleasure to take this
opportunity to express my appreciation
to each and everyone for your time,
prayers, efforts, words of encouragement,
donations, support and participation in
our Men's and Women's Day Celebration
and Pastor's Anniversary held at Mount
Carmel Missionary Baptist Church in Port
St. Joe.
Again, thanks, and may God forever
bless and keep you in His loving carel
Jarred Burns, Jr.


Church seeking musician


St. Peter's Anglican (liurdi to host annual Synodl


Elder Care Service

of Franklin County

Solutions for the needs of seniors.


*
a 1 e
ch
Pastors Andrew & Cathy Rutherford
Welcome you to worsh p with us:
Sunday 10:30am
Sunday Night Prayer 6pm
Wednesday 7pm


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WES GOLD CARD CELEBRATION
Wewahitchka Elementary School
students who made the Honor -

du at d 0
were recently treated to a Gold
Card celebration. Students were
divided into four teams and
competed in some pretty zany .
sporting events and contests.
T ey were c nge to pi halle d ck
up as many marbles as possible
from a washtub full of water
using only their toes. They found .
that bursting balloons using
nothing but their bottoms wasn't
as easy as it sounded either: And .
whacking that tennis ball with
a dangling sock made our ribs
ache with laughter. The festivities -
ended with refreshments and
high fives for all the participants.
Pictured here is the winning
team: Ms. Mary Ann's Marvels.


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hcS ool News


Gulf {oast Electric


COOperative sponsors

Washington, D. (. trip
WEWAHITCHKA Ariel Kemp and Zac
Smith will depart Saturday for Washing-
ton, D. C. as winners of the
Washington, D. C. Youth
Tour Contest that rural
electriccooperativesacross *
the nation participate in. . -
Both are rising seniors at
Wewahitchka High School.
Kemp and Smith are
eligible to go on the trip as
winners of Gulf Coast Elec- ARIEL KEMP
tric Cooperative's Youth
Tour Contest. Each year,
the Cooperative sponsors
the contest for eleventh-
graders whose parents are
members of GCECM Con-

by a panel of three judges
from the electric coopera- .
smardeu eTtd t ao eTn ZAC SMITH
an all-expenses-paid trip to
Washington, D. C. in June.
While in Washington, the students are
scheduled to tour the.Holocaust, Air and
Space and Newseum Museums; Arlington
National Cemetery; the Iwo Jima Monu-
ment; the U. S. Capitol area; the mall area;
the Korean, Lincoln, Vietnam, FDR, Jef-
ferson and World War II Memorials; Fords
Theater; Mt. Vernon; .Pentagon City; and
the National Cathedral. They are also slat-
ed for dinner at the Hard Rock Caf6; the
U. S. Marine Corps Sunset Parade; a boat
cruise and dance on the Potomac River;
and are to end their trip with a farewell All
States Dinner and Dance-
A highlight of the trip will be the Na-
tional Youth Day rally, where they will join
nearly 1,500 other eleventh-grade students
and more than 250 chaperones represent-
ing 44 states.
"We are proud to have Ariel and Zac
representing Gulf Coast Electric Coopera-
tive in Washington. We hope that they have
a wonderful time and learn a lot on their
trip," GCEC Manager of Marketing.and
Member Services Kristin Douglas said.
The ashington, D. C. Youth Tour Pro-
gram has been in existence since 1957
when co-ops sent students to Washington,
D. C. to work during the summer. By 1964,
the prograrn was catching on, and the Na-
tional Rural Electric Cooperative Associa-
tion began to coordinate the efforts of the
co-ops. Since then, thousands ofyoung
peoJile have experienced this once-in-a-
lifetime opportunity to visit our nation's
capitol and learn about our government.
Gulf Coast Electric Cooperative is part
of the Touchstone Eilergy@ national al-
liance of local, consumer-owned electric
cooperatives providing high standards
of service to customers large and small.
GCEC serves approximately 20,500 meters
in Bay, Calhoun, Gulf, Jackson, Walton and
Washington counties and in the munici-
palities of Wewahitchka, Ebro, White City,
Lynn Haven, Fountain and Southlioi't.


Anyone who attended
WHS, or if you would just like
to join classmates and fac-
ulty, you are imore than wel-
come to join us: Any monies
remammg after all expenses
have been paid will be donat-
ed to a local charity.

|.Of S (0181)[Of8 I110
W 101e dan decade
8
The Port St. Joe High
School Class of 1984 is cel-
ebrating their 25th reunion
this year. Reunion orga-
nizer Trish Tapper Warrmer
thought why not open the re-
union up to all classes of the
1980's. .
Classmates from 1980-
1989 and their families will
gather on Friday, July 3rd,
6:00 pm midnight at Wind-
mark Beach Club located on
Good Morning Street. En-
tertainment will be provided
by Pro Sound Entertainment
playing those great songs
from the 80's and hits of to-
day. Paul Gant's world fa-
mous BBQ will be enjoyed by
all and a cash bar will be iro-
vided by The School, of Fish
with margaritas and Purple
Poison (blackberry martini)
specialty drinks. T-shirts and
koozies will also be available
for sale that night.
Cost is $20 per person, $40
percouple&$50forafamily
with'kids under 12. RSVP's
are needed as soon as pos-
sible. The class representa-
tives are:
1980 Dusty May, fdmay@
msn.com .


1981 Joann Freeman Fla~
liagan, jfreeman81@live.com -
1982 Mari Harrison,
psjhs1982@gmail.com
1983 Cathy Rish Womac,
CathyWomac@aol.com and
Marty Russ, Martin.Russ@
VBSchools.com
1984 Leeann Clenney
Davidson, Davidson1700@
aol.com
1985 Paula Wood Chris-
tianpmchristian@nc.rr.com,
.919-308-4838
1986 Regina Williams
Grantland, grantland@ya-
hoo.com, 850-647-6277
1987 Tim Wilder, wilder@
gulf.kl2.fl.us
1988 Contact Trish War-
riner, trish@tappercompanM
com
-1989 Contact Trish War-
riner, trish@tappercompany.
com
Please contact your class
rep as soon as possible.
Deadline is June 12. You don't
want to miss out on this great
event. Please make checks
payable to Trish Warriner
and send to her at EO. Box
280, Port St. Joe, FL 32457.
For more information about
the reunion contact Trish
Warriner at trish@tapper-
company.com
Helpful links:
WindMark Beach Club
-, http://wwwjoe.com/wind-
marklicachclub-article
Where to stay http://
www.visitgulf.com/whereto-
stay.cfm
Facebook Event Page
- http://www.facebook.com/
event.phpeid= 97314273205


WHS Project
?0( UG80n thank yOU
To all our local business.
es, banks, churches, as well
as private caring citizens in
Gulf County who supported
the 2008-09 Project Gradua-
tion for Wewahitchka High
School we want to say how
much we appreciate you and
your generosity in making
this year's Project Gradu-
ation a success. It became
evident that our community
sacrificed once again, even in
the face of such an economic
crunch, for our deserving
graduates. You so willingly
gave your money, prizes, cer-
tificates and most important-
ly, your time. Once again you
have proved our small town
spirit has a great big heart.
Thankyou again Gulf County,
from the Project Graduation
Committee of WHS and may
God bless each one of you.

WHS II cl0 SS FOUni0R
On Aug. 1 there will be an
All Class Reunion for Wewa-
hitchia High School (WHS)
at the Honeyville Community
Center. The event will begin
at 11 a.m. CT, and will be ca-
tered by Gant's BBQ. The
cost for each. person is $20
and should be mailed to Di-
anne(Lester/Semmesnolat-
er than July 20. If you would
like more details you can go
to www.fairpoint/~wewa/re-
union/ to view the flyer, or
you can email Dianne at We-
wamema@yahoo.coni.


B6 | The Star


School announces

1000f 10 SIUdentS


Fourth carter 2008-09
4
academic honor roll
AllA's
First grade: Catherine Bouing-
ton, Jade Cothran, Farren New-
man
Second grade: Ebony Alexan-
der, Jacob Kennedy, Ana Lacivita
Third grade: Matthew Costin
Seventh grade: Lauren Costin
Allen Davis, Christian Lane
Eighth grade: Mary Caitlin
BouingtonAbagailDavis
A's and B's
First grade: Caleb Schweikert,
Mary-Kate Wood
Second grade: Chandler God-
m Laa%: Thomas Miniat
Fourth grade: Kaitlyn Baker,
AH a d hKSanu n gton,
Reid Kennedy
Sixth grade: Rachel Douglas,
Elisha Vereen
Seventh grade: Kallie Bate-
man, Lexie IVIcGhee, Mason Sim-
mons
Eighth grade: Daniel Jones
Ninth grade: Tiffany Burch,
Trisha Davidson
Tenth grade: Brian Pitts

Academic ear honor
FOil 2008-09
All A's
First grade: Catherine Bouing-
ton, Jade Cothran, Farren New-
man, Caleb Schweikert
Second grade: Ebony Alexan-
der, Jacob Kennedy, Ana Lacivita
Third grade: Matthew Costin
Fourth grade: Elijah Sarmien-
to
Seventh grade: Lauren Costin,
Allen Davis, Christian Lane, Lexie
McGhee
Eighth grade: Mary Caitlin
Bouington, Abagail Davis
A's and B's
First grade: Mary-Kate Wood
Second grade: Brierina Boze-
man, Chandler Godwin, J.J. Laine
Third grade: Thomas Miniat
Fourth grade: Kaitlyn Baker,
David Davis, James Durham, Ali-
son Gay
Fifth grade: Kyle Bouington,
Sloan Bozetnan, Reid Kennedy
Sixth grade: Rachel Douglas,
Marcel Duarte, Elisha Vereen,
James Austin Wiley .
Seventh grade: Kallie Bate-
man, Mason Simmons
Eighth grade: Dylan Cabaniss,
Daniel Jones
Ninth grade: Tiffany Burch,
Trisha Davidsog
Tenth grade: Brian Pitts












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Thursday, June 11, 2009


The FCS elementary school had its
Awards Day program Friday, May 29
at 9 a.m. Each grade (1-4) presented a
song, a memory verse or selection, or
something they had learned this year
that they wanted to share with their par-
ents and friends. Grade one sang the 27
books of the New Testament and "Amaz-
ing Grace." The second grade recited
the 39 books of the Old Testament and
Hebrews 11:1-6 and sang "Happiness
Is ..." The third grade recited the 66
books of the Bible and Psalm 23, which
they had studied intensively. Each of the
fourth grade students told what they had
learned this year and what they enjoyed
the most. After each grade's perfor-
mance, the teacher then gave to each
student the 27, 39 or 66 Club Certificate,
and awards for scholarship, honor roll,
and a promotion certificate. After all
grades had been presented, Angela Bou-
ington presented awards for citizenship,
perfect attendance, homework heroes,
and Presidential Excellence. The Presi-
dential Excellence award was given to
students who had maintained an A aver-
agefromgradesonethroughfour.
The upper classes had the>r Awards
Dajr and Eighth Grade Graduation cer-
emonies at 6:30 p.m. on Friday.


The Gulf County Unit-
ed Community Develop-
ment Corporation, Inc., in
partnership with the West
Florida Resource Conser-
vation and Development
Council, Inc., (RC & DC)
will be participating in the
2009 Summer Food Ser-
vice Program during the
months of June and July.
Nutritionally balanced
meals will be provided to
all children regardless of
race, color, disability, sex,
age, or national origin
during simmer vacation
when school breakfasts
and lunches are not avail-
able. All children 18 years
old and younger, if open
site, are eligible for meals
at no charge and there will
be no discrimination in the
course of the meal service.
The programs are only
approved for geographi-
cal areas of need where
50 percent or more of the
children qualify for free


and reduced price meals
during the school year.
Summer feeding sites
that are located at schools
provide meals to all chil-
dren, in the immediate
vicinity in addition to
those enrolled in summer
school.
The following sites will
be participating in the
Summer Food Service
Program: for the Port St.
Joe area Washington
Recreational Center, locat-
ed at 414 Kenney's Road,
June 8 through July 31,
with lunch serving at 12:30
p.m. ET, and ending at 1:30
p.m.; the STAC House, lo-
cated on 610 8th Street,
June 8 through July 31
with breakfast serving at
8:15 a.m. and ending at 8:45
a.m., with lunch at 11:15
a.m. to 11:45 a.m.; Port St.
-Joe Elementary School,
located on 2201 Long Av-
enue, June 8 through July
31 with breakfast serving


at 8 a.m. and ending at 8:30
a.m. and lunch at 11:15 a.m.
to 11:45 a.m.; The Body
of Christ Church Dining
Hall, located at 106 Harbor
Street, June 8 through July
31, with breakfast serving
at 8 a.m. and ending at 8:45
a.m., with lunch serving
at 12 p.m. and ending at
12:30 p.m. The local point
of contact for the Port St.
Joe area Summer Food
Program is: Amy Rogers
(8501 229-1551.
Any person who be-
lieves he or she has been
discriminated against in
any USDA related activity
should write or call imme-
diately to:
USDA Director, or Of-
fice of Civil Rights, 1400
Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-
9410 or you may telephone
(800) 795-3272 (voice) or
(202) 720-6382 (TTY) USDA
is an equal opportunity
providei- and employer.


SUBMITTED PHOTO | Special to the Star
.
Kaitlyn Baker, Thomas Miniat, Courtney.
Davis, Matthew Costin, J.J. Laine, Mary-
Kate Wood and Caleb Schweikert
received the coveted CitizenshiP
Awards for grades 1-4.


Faith Christian School eighth-grade


cifically any two courses
with the following pre-
fixes: MAC, MGF or STA.
(If a student makes a "C"
in MAC1105 and a "B" in
MGF1106 the student
meets the computation
com tency requirementt))

on the quantitative portion
of the SAT the student
meets the computation
competency requirement-
3) Achieve a score of 21
on the mathematics por-
tion of the ACT the stu-
dent ets the computa-
tion c potency require-
nient.
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Fast Track to
CO 0 )
go degrees
Joining the military
does not need to slow
down one's college ca-
reer, and.in fact, today's
military encourages all its
members to attain higher
levels of, education. Gulf
Coast Community College
continues to dedicate re-
sources to providing edu-
cational opportunities for
armed service members
and their families.
Recently, 93 Air Force
members graduated with
their associate degrees
from the Community
College of the Air Force
(CCAF). All 93 gradu-
ates had taken advantage
of GCCC's "Fast Track
to CCAE" In this "Fast
'It-ack," Gulf Coast Com-
munity College offers mili-
tary personnel an opportu-
nity to complete course re-
quirements for the CCAF
in two terms or less and
all courses count toward
an associate's degree with
Gulf Coast as well. Another
benefit that GCCC offers is
that many CCAF courses
can. be merged into an
associate's degree at the
College.
According to Col. David
E. Zeh, Commander, 325th~
Mission Support Group,
325th Fighter Wing, Air
Education and Training
Command at Tyndall Air
Force Base, "The partner-
ship between GCCC and
the Air Force-is very im-
portant in preparing our
Airmen to enhance their
jobs and personal develop-
ment. The fantastic sup-
port we get from GCCC
ensures flexibility and en
ables students to pursue 2
and 4-year degrees conve
niently and timely."
Convenience and avail-
ability are indeed high
priorities for students, and
GCCC offers courses in
a variety of ways to meet
students' peeds. Flill or
part-time students can at-
tend on-base during the
day, evenings, weekends'
or even through online
classesathome.
For more information,
please contact Peggy Mar-
tin, Director of Military
Education, at 283-4332.


Summer C and Fall
2009 advising and .
f0giStrati0n beings
On Monday, June 8,
2009, GCCC will open the
dloeorss uT es
& Records department to
assist students with regis-
tration for Summer C and
Fall 2009 classes. The new
Admissions Office is t lo-
cated between the library
and the administrative of-
fices on the wayside of the
campus, and the building
i thse o2e'new" thing
Besides registering for
their classes, students can
now meet with advisors in
the Ad sing Center con-
veniently located down
the hall from Registration,
FinancialAidandVeteran's
Affairs specialists are cur-
rently located in Student
Union East, but these de-
partments are scheduled
to.physically move into the
new admissions building
this fall, thus creating a
"one-stop service center"
for students.
Students can register
on-line at www.gulfcoast.
edu or visit one of the
GCCC campuses on the
dates and times listed be-
low:
Main campus:
Summer C: through
June 23: Monday-Thurs-
day from 7:30 a.m. 6 p.m.
and Friday from 7:30 a.m.
- 4 p.m.
Fall 2009:June 8 Aug
25: Monday-Thursday from
7:30 a.m. 6 p.m. and Fri-
day from 7:30 a.m. 4 p.m.
June 22 and 23 and Aug
19-25: extended hours on
Friday until 6 p.m.
Gulf/Franklin Cam-
pus: .
Summer C through
June 23: Monday-Thurs-
day from 9 a.m. 6 p.m. and
Friday from 9 a.m. 3 p.m.
Fall 2009: June 8 Aug
25: Monday-Thursday from
9 a.m. 6 p.m. and Friday
from9a.m.-3p.m.
Tyndall AFB Campus:
Summer C through
June 23: Monday-Friday
from 9 a.m. 4 p.m.
Fall 2009: June 8 Aug
25: Monday-Friday from 9
a.m. 4 p.m.
North Bay Center:
Monday-Thttrsday from 8
a.m. 6 p.m.
All registration fees for
Summer C are to be paid
on or before June 15, and
registration fees for the
2009 fall semester are to
be paid on or before Au-
gust 7.
Please note that these
dates exclude Saturdays,
Sunday and holidays.
For more information,
call:
(850) 872-4892 for the
Panama City Campus
(850) 227-9670 for the
Gulf/Franklin Center
(850) 283-4332 for the
Tyndall Air Force Base
Education Office


(850) 747-3233 for the
North Bay Center,

Elimination of.Colleg0
Level AcademiC
Skills Test
On May 27, 2009, Gover-
nor Charlie Crist signed a
bB eliminating the College
Level Academic Skills Test
(CLAST) effective July 1,
2009. The CLAST has been
used to measure college-
level communications and
math skills and has been
part of the state's overall
rtatcoq ure stude s
expected in those areas.
Even though CLAST wm
no longer exist, students
will stn be required to
meet college-level compe-
tencies in communication
andcomputationtoreceive
an Associate in Arts (AA)
degree. Gulf Coast Com-
munity College is already
making preparations for
the change taking place in
less than one month.
According to GOCC's
Director of Student Ser-
vices, Dr. Melissa Laveh-
der, all AA-degree-seeking
students who plan to grad-
uate this summer must
take the CLAST ,exam by
June 30. She explained
that starting July 1, 2009,
all AA students will have
other options to meet the
communication and com-
putation competencies
and that Gulf Coast was
committed to making the
transition as smooth as
possible for all students.
Lavender sent out an e-
mail to all GCCC students
informing them of the up-
coming change and the
information has also been
posted on the website,
www.gulfcoast.edu.
Details of student op-
tions after July 1, 2009.
Communication:
1) Achieve a 2.5 GPA in
ENC1101 and ENC1102.
(If a student makes a "B"
in ENC1101 and a "C" in
ENC1102 the student
meets college-level com-
munication competency
and therefore, the student
meets the communica-
tion competency require-
ment.)*
*As of July 1, 2009,
students may also use a
Humanities III course in
conjunction with ENC1101
and/or, ENC1102 to meet
the 2.5 GPA for communi-
cation competency.
2) Achieve a score of
500 on the verbal portion
of the SAT the student
meets the communication
competency requirement.
3) Achieve a score of
21 on the English portion
of the ACT and a score of
22 on the reading portion
of the ACT the student
meets the communication
competencyrequirement.
Computation:
1) Achieve a 2.5 GPA
in two college-level math-
ematics courses spe-


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| 1100
alachicola Northern Rail-
road, 60 foot right of way,
which is a curve concave
to the Southwest, having a
radius of 1879.86 feet;
thence- Southeasterly
along said curving right of
way line for an arc dis-
tance of 319.60 feet, said
arc having a chord bearing
South 38*15'58" East for
319.22 feet; thence South
33,23'44" East along said
Southwesterly right of way
line for 87.97 feet to the
Northwesterly line of the
Freshwater Canal; thence
South 57*45'27" West
along said Northwesterly
line for 549.67 feet; thence
North 55.56'48" West for
743.41 feet; thence North
13.53'13" East for 155.00
feet to the Point of Beginn-
ing. .
Any person claiming an in-
terest in the surplus funds
from the sale, R any, other
than the property owners
of the date of the lis pend"
ens, must file a claim
within 60 days after the
sale,
,WITNESS my. hand and
the seal of this Court on
May29, 2009.
REBECCA L. NORRIS
Clerk of Court
, By: Jasmine Hysmith
Deputy Clerk
STEVEN B. BAUMAN,
ESQ.
909 Mar Walt Drive,
Ste. 1014
Fort Walton Beach, FL
32547
(850) 863-4064
June 11, 18, 2009
2522S
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Misc. furnishings, personal
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Misc. furnishings, personal
t 3 -Carlos Likley
Misc. furnishings, personal
it 45-Giwen.Banks
Misc. furnishings, personal
property
Unk#47-Larry Jackson
Misc.furnishingi, personal
Ut 5 Danielle Ross
Misc. furnishings, personal
t 63-Steve Heady
Misc. furnishings, personal
t 7 -Chris Baxter
Misc. furnishings, personal
Ut 9 -April Dye
Misc. fumishin personal
J 1 18, 2009
25308
PSJRA BOARD OF
DIRECTORS MEETING
The Port St Joe Redevel-
opment Agency's regular
Board of Directors Meeting
will be held on Thursday,
June 11, 2009, pt 5:00 pm
at 150 Captain Fred's
Place. All persons are in-
vited to attend and partici-
pate. Anyone wanting to
appeal an official decision
made on any subject at
the meeting must have a
verbatim record of the
meeting that includes the
testimony and evidence on
which the appeal is based,
June 11, 2009
25798


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| 1100 |
erty described in such cer-
tificate will be sold to the
highest bidder in the front
Lobby of the Gulf County
Courthouse, 1000 Cecil G.
Costing, Sr. Blvd., Port St.
Joe, Florida at 11:00 AM,
E.T., Wednesday, the 15th
day of July, 2009.
Dated this 4th day of June,
2009.
REBECCA L. NORRIS
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT
COURT
GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
BY: Donna L. Ray,
Deputy Clerk
June 11, 18, 25, July 2,
2009
2582S
Nd OTICE OF
APPLICATION
FOR TAX DEED
NOTICE IS HEREBY
GIVEN that Crystal 1, LLC
the.holder of the following
Tax Certificate, has filed
said certificate for a tax
deed to be issued thereon.
The certificate number and
year of issuance, the de-
scription of the property,
and the names in which it
was assessed are as
follows:
Certificate No. 461

Application No. 2009 -7
Year of Issuance: 2007
R.E.No.03951-000R
Description of Property:
Lot Eight (8), Brock Four-
teen (14) in Yon's Addition
to Beacon Hill, according
to the Official Plat thereof
on record in the Office of
cheGC erko of CircuibCourt
Name ib which assessed:
William Coleman Smith

I ofusai prnope ateinof
oe shUanhb rseudceher e
a o isnc hproe
tificate will be cold to the

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day of July, 2009.
Dated this 4th day of June,
2009.
REBECCA L. NORRIS
EURRKT QF THE CIRCUIT
GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
BY: Donna L. Ray,
DuTe 1 el 25, July 2,
2009
2640S
Notice of Meeting / Work-
shop Hearing

a er we e F lor a
trict announces a public
meeting to which all per-
sons are invied.

y5u D5, M00 a 1 0
pm EDT
PLACE: District Headquar-
ters, 10 miles west of Talla-
hassee on Highway 90
GENERAL SUBJECT MAT-
TER TO BE CONSID-
ERED: Governing Board
Meeting to consider Dis-
trict business
OTHER MEETINGS TO BE
HELD ON JUNE 25, 2009:
11:30 12:30 Administra-
tion. Budget and Finance
Committee to discuss
Fiscal Year 2009-2010
Tentative Proposed
Budget, Millage Rate and
Locations of Public Hear-
ings on the Budget
1:15 Public Hearing on
Regulatory Matters
1:20 Public Hearing on
Land Acquisition Matters
A copy of the agenda may
be obtained by contacting:



able through the Intemet at
www.nwfwmd.state.fl.us).
June 11, 2009


1100 |
ords of Gulf County, Flor-
ida
at Public Sale, to the high-
est bidder, for cash, at the
Front Lobby of the Gulf
County Courthouse, 1000
Cecil G. Costing Sr. Blvd.,
Port St. Joe, Florida, at
11:00 a.m., on June 25,
2009.

Any person claiming an In-
terest in the surplus from
the sale, if any, other than
the property owner as of
the date of the lis perid-
ens, must file a claim
within forty (60) days after
the sale.
WITNESS my hand and
the Seal of this Court this
19th da'y of May, 2009.
Clerk of the Circuit Court '
By: Jasmine Hysmith
Deputy Clerk
In accordance with the
Americans With Disabilities
Act, persons with disabili-
ties needing a special ac-
,
commodation to partici-
pate In the proceeding
should contact the Court
Administrator at the Gulf
County Courthouse, Port
St. Joe, Flofida 32456, Tel-
ephpne (850) 229-6112 not
later than seven (7) days
prior to the proceeding. If
hearing impaired, (TDD)
1-800-955-8771 or Voice
(V) 1-800-955-8770 via
FloridaRelayService.
CLAUDE R. WALKER, Es-
quire
Guilday, Tucker, Schwartz
& Simpson, RA.
R 0. Box 12500
Tallahassee, Florida
87 4-7091
Altomeyifor2Phintiff

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CASE NO. 2007-253-CA
DIVISION 0
NOTICE OF .
FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY
GIVEN pursuant to a Final
doe e eM g4
2009 and entered in Case
No. 2007-253-CA of the
Circuit Court of the FOUR-
TEENTH Judicial Circuit in
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CHASE BANK, NATIONAL
OCIATipN isGA
DUGGER; LISA BLACK-
MO DNUKGGOEW I
CLAIMING BY THROUGH,
UHNEDEHREREA DN GEADNSNT
VIDUA
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DEAD OR ALIVE
WHETHER SAID (JN-
KNOWN PARTIES MAY
CLAIM AN INTEREST AS
SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVI-
SEES, GRANTEES, OR
OTHER CLAIMANTS; are
the defendants,, I will sell
to the highest and best
bidder for cash at LOBBY
OF THE GULF COUNTY
COURTHOUSE at
11:00AM, on the 25th day
of June, 2009, the follow-
ing described property as
set forth in said Final Judg-
ment: .
LOT 4 AND A POTION OF
LOT,. 1, SUNSET. POINT
AN UNRECORDED SUB-
DIVISION LYING AND BE-
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SECONDS EAST FOR
1642.44 FEET TO THE
POINT OF CURVE;
THENCE ALONG THE
ARC OF A CURVE TO THE
LEFT WHICH HAS A RA-
DIUS OF 11,426.79.FEET
AND A CENTRAL ANGLE
OF 02 DEGREES 08 MIN-
UTES 33 SECONDS FOR
427.29 FEET TO THE


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POINT OF TANGENCY OF
SAID CURVE; THENCE
SOUTH 25 DEGREES 33
MINUTES 44 SECONDS
EAST FOR 1711.69 FEET
TO A POINT OF CURVE;
THENCE ALONG THE
ARC OF A CURVE TO THE
RIGHT WHICH HAS A RA-
DIUS OF 11,415.15 FEET
AND A CENTRAL ANGLE
OF.05 DEGREES 18 MIN-
UTES 49 SECONDS FOR
1058.64 FEET TO THE
POINT OF TANGENCY OF
SAID CURVE; THENCE
SOUTH 20 DEGREES 14
MINUTES 55 SECONDS
EAST 3119.88 FEET TO A
CONCRETE MONUMENT;
THENCE CONTINUE
SOUT)-i 20 DEGREES 14
-MINUTES ,55 SECONDS
EAST FOR 242.50 FEET;
THENCE LEAVING SAID
RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE
SOUTH 69 DEGREES 44
MINUTES 46 SECONDS
WEST FOR 632.62 FEET;
THENCE SOUTH 20 DE-
GREES 14 MINUTES 55
SECONDS EAST FOR 35
FEET TO THE POINT OF
BEGINNING; THENCE
CONTINUE SOUTH 20 DE-
GREES 14 MINUTES 55
SECONDS
EAST, FOR 30 FEET;
THENCE NORTH 69 DE-
GREES 44 MINUTES 46
SECONDS EAST FOR
87.55 FEET; THENCE
SOUTH 20 DEGREES 14
MINUTES 55 SECONDS
EAST FOR 75.14 FEET;
THENCE NORTH 69 DE-
GREES 43 MINUTES, 59
SECONDS EAST FOR
47.44 FEET; THENCE
NORTH 20 DEGREES 14
MINUTES 55 SECONDS
WEST FOR 140.12 FEET;
THENCE SOUTH 69 DE-
0 ESND44 MW TESFO4R
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MINUTES 55 SECONDS

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DEGREES 44 MINUTESS
46 SECONDS EAST FOR
SFTEOET HEMP INT
BEGINNING.
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GRANT OF EASEMENT
ASRCONNTAINEDUl1TN T M
OENGF NG -
MENT AS RECORDED IN
OFFICIAL RECORDS
BOOK 154, AT PAGE 622
OF THE PUBLIC F1EC
ORODSDOAF GULF COUNTY
NK/A 179 CAYMAN LANE,
PORT ST JOE, FL 32451)

esp a usaj
the sale, if any, other than
the property owner as of
the dateof the Lis Pend-
ens must file a claim within
sixty (60) days after the
sale.
WITNESS MY HAND and
the seal of this Court on
May 19, 2009.
Rebecca L. Norris, Clerk
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: Jasmine Hysmth
Deputy Clerk ,, ,
**See Americans with Dis-
abilities Act
in accordance with the
Americans with Disabilkies
Act, persons needingg a
special accommodation to
participate in this proceed-
ing should contact Gulf
County Courthouse
#850-229-6113 (TDD)
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RO 58018 Florida
June 4, 11, 2009
25018
NOTICE OF
APPLICATION
I=0R TAX DEED
NOTICE IS HEREBY
GIVEN that Crystal I, LLC
the holder of the following
Tax Certificate, has filed
dd tcoe s a trheae
The certificate number and
year of issuance, the de-
scription of the property'
and the names in which it
wo s:assessed are as fol-
Certificate No. 542

Application No.2009-1
Year of Issuance: 2007
R.E.No.05364-000R
DesaiptionafProperty Lot
10, Bbck 84, St.
Joseph's Addition. of the
City of Port St. Joe, Flor-
ida, Unit Number One, ac-
cording to the official plat
thereof filed in Plat Book 1,
Page 20, Public Records,
Gulf County, Florida.


| 1100 |
Name in which assessed:
Benny & Monica Tarantino
All of said property being
in Gulf County, State of
Florida. Unless such cer-
tifibate shall be redeemed
according to law, the prop-
erty described in such-cer-
tificate will be sold to the
highest bidder in the front
Lobby of the Gulf County
Courthouse, 1000 Cecil G.
Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port St.
Joe, Florida at 11:00 AM,
E.T., Wednesday, the 8th
dayofJuly, 2009.
Dated this 1st day of June,
2009. .
.
REBECCA L. NORRIS
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT
COURT 1
GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
BY: Donna L. Ray,
Deputy Clerk I ,
June 4, 11, 18, 25, 2009.

TO ISCE OF
ND
NOTICE IS HEREBY
GIVEN that Crystal 1, LLC
the holder of the following
Tax Certificate, has file*
dd tcoe i e teae
d
The c e nc bher adne-
scri ti of th
p on ep ph '
and the namesdin it
s. assessed are as
ows:
Qe rtificate No. 712
App location No. 2009 2
Ye f Is 2007
ar a stance:
R.E. No. 06345-058R

DetscriptiSNU ER A DS
Subdivision, as -recorded
ePlatbBoco Pade 64 &
County, Florida.
rne in i nesses h
Trust, LLC
II ofusa oprno erStyt of





g t r tdh frthe
Lobby of tr Guil Counry
Courthouse, 1000 Cecil G.
Costing, Sr. Blvd., Port St.
E F 4 ta 1 De h
day of July, 2009.
Dated this 1st day of June
2009.
REBECCA L. NORRIS
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT
COURT
GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
BY: Donna L. Ray,
J npe CPk8, 25, 2009
2503S
NOTICE OF
T ND
NOTICE IS HEREBY
GIVEN that Crystal 1, LLC
the holder of the following
Tax Certificate, has filed
said certWicate for a tax
deed to be issued thereon.
The certificate number and
year of issuance, the de-
scription of the property,
and the names in which it
was assessed are as
follows: .
Certificate No. 502

Application No. 2009 3
Year of Issuance: 2007
R.E. No. 04598-000R
Description of Property:
Lot 1, Block A, St. Joe
Heights Subdivision to the
City of Port St. Joe, Flor-
ida, according to the Offi-
cial lat thereof on file in
the Office of the Circut
Court Clerk, Gulf Coynty,
Florida

Naamesin ich assessed:
All of said property being
in Gulf County, State of
Florida. Unless such cer-
tificate shall be redeemed
acco snc n hproe

twilMbe Id tofrtohne
Lobby of the Gulf Coun
Courthouse, 1000 Cecil G
Costin, Sr Blvd., Port St
r s ay,1:t0h0e Ag
day of July, 2009.
Dated this 1st d of June
2009.
REBECCA L. NORRIS
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT

U60ULNW FLORIDA
ay,
Deputy Clerk
June 4, 11, 18, 25, 2009
2504S
NOTICE OF
APPLICATION
FOR TAX DEED
NOTICE IS HEREBY
GIVEN that Crystal 1, LLC
the holder of the following
Tax Certificate, has filed
said certificate for a tax
deed to be issued thereon.


| 1100 |
The certificate number and
year of issuahce, the de-
scription of the property,
and the names in which it
was assessed are as fol-
lows;
CertWicate No. 534

Application No. 2009 4
Year of Issuance: 2007
R.E. No. 05140-000R
Description of Property:
Lots 6 and 8, Block 60,
City of Port St. Jpe, as per
plat thereof recorded in the
Public Records of Gulf
County, Florida.
Name ir\which assessed:
Richard & Delllah Hender-
son 1
All of said property being
in Gulf County, State of
Florida. Unless such certfi-
cate shall be redeemed
according to law, the prop-
erty described in such cer-
tificate will be sold to the
highest bidder in the front
Lobby of the Gulf County
Courthouse, 1000 Cecil G.
Costing, Sr. Blvd., Port St.
Joe, Florida at 11:00 AM,
E.T., Wednesday, the 8th
day of July, 2009. *
Dated this 1stday of June,
2009.
REBECCA L. NQRRIS
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT
COURT .
GULF COUNTY FLORIDA
BY: Donna L. Ray,
Deputy Clerk
June 4, 11, 18, 25, 2009
25128
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FLOORRIDGULF COUNTY,
PROBATE.DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
DAVID LANGSTON

FILE NO.09-39-PR
NOTICE OF
ADMINISTRATION '

tatadmin V onLAo hSe


Ch N rt r b
Divi onisthe addrC n
Courthouse, 1000 Fifth
Street, Port St. Joe, Florida
32456. The names and ad-
tot the dptehreopne
sonal representative's at-
tomey are set forth below.
ALL INTERESTED PER-
SONS ARE NOTIFIED

All persons on whom this
notice is served who have
objections that challenge
the valid f thebwill, re
sonal representative'
vb n or ajurisdic (end too
file their objections with
ECouOF THHR E TH3E
MONTHS AFTER THE
TE OFNTHEFFIRHST PN
TICE OR THIRTY (30)
ERV CEEROTFHE CDOA
tOF THIS NOTICE ON
THEM'
All credRors 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 (3) months after thd
date of the first publication
of this notice must file their
claims with this Court
WITHIN THE LATER OF
THREE (3) MONTHS AF-
"fERRSTTHPE DL TOFNT
THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY
(30) DAYS AFTER THE
DATE OF SERVICE OF A
COPY OF THIS NOTICE
ON THEM



in ae s ed es
rn t eb eirW a
THREE (3) MONTHS AF-
TER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS, DEMANDS
AND OBJECTIONS NOT
SO FILED WILL BE FOR-
EVER BARRED.
The date of first publica-
tion of this Notice is June
4, 2009.
Personal.Representative:
E ALangston
Port St. Joe, Fi. 32456
Attomey for Personal Rep-
rCaer Costin
Post Office Box 98
Port St. Joe, FL, 32457
Telephone: (850) 227-1159
FloridaBarNo.699070
June 4, 11, 2009
2515S
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OFRCTUHE 14THA DI
GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
ClVIL ACTION
VANGUARD BANK AND
TRUST COMPANY,


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Announcements
1130 Adaptions
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1100
2191S
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE FOURTEENTH
JUDICIALCIRCUITINAND
FOR GULF COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
WASHINGTON MUTUAL
BANK F/K/A WASHING-
TON MUTUAL BANK, RA..
Plaintiff.
VS.
.
SHIRLEY F. NEESE, et al>
Defendant(s)-
CASE NO.: 08-CA-000161.
DIVISION:
NOTICE.OF
RESCHEDULED SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY
GIVEN Pursuant to an Or-
der Rescheduling Forecio-
sure Sale dated May 4,
2009, and entered in Case
No. 08-CA-000161 of the
Circuit Court of the Four-
teenth Judicial Circuit in
and for Gulf County, Flor-
ida in which Washington
Mutual Bank flkla Wash-
PMa n aBnadn ,hi
eeNeesT na Thomas Ad
Thomas Neese, Jr., are

g ta rn
or on2 9,2 at

wi g cri n a opFn
Judgment of Foleclosure:

LO OPA 1 WTHIS-
AC DING TO


UB C R30RODFS T
GULFOOUNTY FLORIDA.

R VAE:1 E A CHMKAE
FLORIDA 32465

Any person claiming an in-
terest in the surplus from
se if ano er aPon

nes et lai A
60 day hfter the sale.
Dated in Gulf County, Flor-
ida this 4th day of May,
2009. -
Clerk of the Circuit Court
Gulf County, Florida

:pJasmiljekHysmith
If you are a person with a
disability who needs assis-
tance in order to .partici-
pate in a program or serv-
ice of the State Courts
System, you should con-
tact the Court
Administrator's office at:|
(850) 747-5327, fax (850)
747-5717 Within two (2)
working days of receipt of
this notice, if you are hear-
ing or voice impaired,
please call
1-800-955-8771.
Albertelil Law
Attomey for Plaintiff
P.O. Box 23028
Tampa, FL 33623
(813) 221-4743
08-05446
June 4, 11, 2009
2383S
IN THE CIRCUIT- COURT
OF THE FOURTEENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND
FOR GULF COUNT(
FLORIDA

g Pb in BANK
Plaintiff.
vs.
PLANTERS COVE, LLC, a
dissolved Florida limited li-
ability company.
Defendant-
CASE NO.08-372 CA

NMENTODF SALE
NOTICE is hereby given
that, pursuant to the Order
of Summary Judgment of
Fobed ure inC 4 uGsu
County, Florida, I will sell
the property situated in
Gulfb Coaunty, Florida de-
Lots 9 and 10, CAPE SAN
Bl.AS ESTATES, a Subdi-
vision, per Map or Plat
thereof recorded in Plat
Book 3, Page 20, of the
Public Records of Gulf
County, Florida.
Less and except Lots 2, 4.
6 and 8, PLANTERS
COVE, a Subdivision, per
Map or Plat thereof re-
corded in Plat Book 6,
Pages 5 and 6, Publichec-


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PH ONE CALL


a e
To Pla ce Yo urClass if ledad


June 25th, 2009, 5:30 pm
(edt) at the Washington
High School Gym, 414
Kenny Street, Port St Joe
FL 32456. The public is in-
vited to attend and partici-
pate.
June 11, 18, 25, 2009
2580S
NOTICE OF
APPLICATION
FOR TAX DEED
NOTICE IS HEREBY
GIVEN that Crystal 1, LLC
the holder of the following
Tax CertWicate, has filed:
said certificate for a tax
deed to be issued thereon.
The certificate number and
year of issuance, the de-
scription of the property,
and the names in which it
was assessed are as
follows
Certificate No.154

Application No. 2009 5
Year of Issuance: 2007
R.E. No.01526-001R

COMMENCE at the NW.
Camer of the NE 1/4 of SE
1/4 of Section 4, Township
4 South, Ran e 10 West
Gulf Count Florida'
thence run East 424 feet
for the POINT OF BEGIN
ING, thence.continue to
run East for 150 feet
thence run South for 338.6
feet; thence turn right
down center of Road for
159.10 feet West, thence
turn left and run North for
335 feet to the POINT OF
BEGINNING, same lying
and being in Sectiqn 4,
Township 4 South, Range
TWaestN f rimo
of Stone Cre tAcre nn

Ing 1 1/3 acres, more or
less. :

amednC itch assessed
All of said property being
ilnlanGd UI sS ece
rdi at aewret ced


6mh c
u ouse, 000 cil
Joe, Fldrida at 11:00 AM,
E.T., Wednesday, the 15th
day of July, 2009. -
Dated this 4th day of June,
2009.
REBECCA L. NORRIS -
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT
UF OUNTY, FLORIDA
BY: Donna L. Ray
Deputy Clerk
June 11, 18, 25, July 2'
2009

TO71S E OF .
APPLICATION
FOR TAX DEED
NOTICE IS HEREBY
to ofC@ II wi
Tax Certificate, has filed
said certificate for a tax
deed to be issued thereort.
The certificate number and
year of issuance, the de-
scription of the property,
and the names in which it
was assessed are as
follows:
Certificate No. 552

Application No. 2009 6
Year of issuance:2007
\
R.E. No. 03951-000R
Description of Property:
Lot Twenty-Two (22), in
Block One Thousand One
(1001), City of Port St. Joe,
Florida, according to the
Official Plat thereof on file
in the Office of.Clerk of Cir-
cuit Court, Gulf County,
Florida.
Name in which assessed:


enofu e prnoperStyta inof
Florida. Unless such cer-
tificate shall be redeemed
according to law, the prop-


DONALD J. ANDERSON,
Ill; BRIDGET D. ANDER-
SON; ANDERSON GRAN-
ITE & MARBLE, INC.; and
CHARLES COSTING,
Defendants,
CASE NO. 08 510 CA
SECOND
NOTICE OF SALE
Notice is hereby given
that, pursuant to a Final
Summary Judgment of
Foreclosure entered in the
above-styled cause in the
Circuit Court of GUIf
County, Florida, I will sell
the property situate in Gulf
County, Florida, more par-
ticularly described in at-
tached Exhibk A, at public
sale, to the highest and
best bidder, for cash, at
the front lobby of the Gui
County Courthouse, 1000
Cecil Costin Blvd., Port St.
Joe, Florida, in accord-
ance with Chapter 45, Flor-
ida Statutes, at 11:00 a.m.,
Eastern Standard Time, on
the 30th day of July, 2009.
Description of Lot 8-B:
Commence at the North-
west comer of the South-
west QLiarter of Section 36,
Township 7 South, Range
11 West, Gulf County, Flor-
ida; thence North 89050'59"
East along the North line
of said Southwest Quarter
for 552.29 feet to the
.Northeasterly line of the 60
foot right of way (Water
Plant Road) described in
Gulf County Official Rec-
ords Book 79, Page 1123;
tshence he al
woh orthceu e va
radius of 841.28 feet, for

aehet ad h vi
5229thWest for 99
steWest calling s
141.79 feet to the South

ooa

fe ta Sout9h I
tourveiin said n t oo e
Southeast, having a radius
of 1096.27 feet; thence
on a ehrt &

aenetarcs distance of 66.03
chord bearing North
64014'48" East for 559.77
7e9 2'18' ealongN d
f 11 to n
ginning of a curve in said
right of way line that is
concave to the Northwest,
having a radius of 1196.27

a g du f
wa line for an arc dis-
tance of 873.78 feet, said
aredhavin Oa6chordE rn
5 afet tt
of way line that is concave
'to the Southeast, having a
radius of 3784.27 feet;
thence Northeasterly along
said curving right of way
line for an arc distance of
290.96 feet, said arc hav-
ing a chord bearing North
39023'28" East for 290.89
feet; thence South
49053'13" West for 185.72
feet to the Point bf Beginn-
ing; thence South
60*0913" East for 574.04
feet; thence North
44*53'05" East for 120,00
feet to the most Southerly
corner of the parcel de-
scribed in Gulf County
Official Records Book 50,
Page 1082; thence con-
tinue North 44"53'05" East
for 210.50 feet to the most
Easterly corner of said par-
cel; thence North 45*0655"
West for 25.00 feet to the
Southeasterly boundary of
the parcel described in
Gulf County Official Rec-

Ea
feet to the Southwesterly
right of way line of the Ap-


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tions of the permitted's tion of the agency's pro- parking lot behind the Tin SOLUTE AUCTION EVE- A pubile service Southern Coas al Ma ement 850 229 1380 Eagle Landing Gulf Air 5 br, 3 ba, $295K
shoreline fronting the Intra- posed action; Shed antique store. Please RYTHING MUST BE message from the FTC LONG TERM RENT E TOwn home Pelican Walk 2 br, Bch
coastal Waterway. All ex- (g)Astatementof therelief make two children very SOLD! Anti uesGScubg andTheNewsHerald mSoutemCoas com Newdevelopment-beauti- Ac ss $1R7e5 00 Pelitcaan
excavated and dredged ma- .sought by the petitioner, happy and let us know if Tack e,3ewelor, Stamps Classitled Advertising ful & spacious 3br, 2ba 850-647-2473
trial will remain onsite stating precisely the action you have found itl Thank Vehicles, Tools, Glass Department America's IVIini Storage & Office Complex townhome located in
and used for fill material that the petitioner wishes youl850-867-0671 Jones Homestead, in the Home for sale. Financing
for the upland develop- the agency to take with re- am, HMu wMresI Quu Sales Pros Tired of work. u lisages Center Now Leaking" Eagle Landing Subdivi- options available or lease
ment. The procedures for spect to the agency's .- ing bell tcr bell? Highest sion. Close to shopping, purchase. 1800 sq ft single
petitioning for a hearing proposed action, s ton Sm 50 212 paid commissions. Earn LOcation! Location! IOar the Port! downtown and St. family resident. V2 mile 10
aresetforthbelow. executive pay and have Joseph's Bay. Monthly beach: Call Ron (229)
A petition that does not 1 %B 100 86 control of your time. Call New brick offices with .12' x 12' office, rental $875 with $875 200-3221
A person whose substan- dispute the material facts 1-800-675-8445 . security/damage deposit.
tial .interests are affected' on which the private Bath, Storage Closet, with easy Call Guf Coast Property *
by the Department's action Department s 1 Services at (850) 229-2706 *
may petition for an admin- action is based shall state 3CCOSs bay to a 24' x 40 warehouse for more information and a | 7120
istrative proceeding that no such facts are in gHANSISE space. Gated, Secured 1 year lease at tourofthetownhome.
(hearing) under sections dispute and otherwise 3230 ,
120.569 and 120.57 of the shall contain the same in- Anpit m es ,e 5550 per month, $550 deposit. Gulfaire
Florida Statutes. The peti- formation as set forth 3120 Arts & Crafts St Joe Beach, 8151 Executive 3 br, 2 ba, W&D,
tion must contain the infor- above, as required by rble 3130 Auctions W Hwy 98, Saturday, TOf6 Or Gina RobertS garage, deck, fenced yd, St. Joe Beach Hwy 98,
ma b ebce wd d 801 5 9 n B Idi applies 8am-u rd Sale REAL E5FAT FOR REME 850-228-8014 or 850- 258 4691 tennis cou p a b lyFr a90e0
the clerk) in the Office of of the Florida Statutes, a also nt Lots of kids clothes and 6100 Business/ ITIO. 850-639-2690 or I 8 -2VValk
General Counsel oi the petition for administrative 3170 Collectibles toys. All sizes. Nice table commercial 832 970"
Department at 3900 Com- hearing must be dis- 3180 Computers with four chairs, bunk bed, 6110 Apartments
monwealth Boulevard Mai m a a e a 3190 Electronics ,gy -ser ur. minor 1.rig 6120 Beach Rentals Deal. .Dea Deal. Home for Rent VVe.va
Station 35, Tallahassee by Ir.e agency .1 tr.+ pe.- eee7asus it on in Dec ana more ad nabrouse Dalisatr. 4 tearoom 2 rull p 7150
Florida32399-3000. Don doe- not substainativ 3220 Furmlure 6150 RacammalE Wanied f igilf( 1 '8,ach. FL care. ...,ace an
:C.mply war. ine are..- r.--- 3230 GaragetYard Sales 61fsB Rooma lor Rem appler.... I .y 1 acre or
B e the admini us ements or is uniumely 0 8mis Things in Eat 5 0 Mob Ir T wTi collars 8 M' 89 '8 (. 3r 0

fin e'noce-d tenanmethe Trn- action rs final and ei. e31ry I | 3340 1 Immsh reeR n als U f-front Condee or se B con y
application, the filing of a le.1.ve c.n me d.ale rIsa Equipment Baby Sitter s .
petition for an administra- war. Ine Cle< Of Ihe De- 3290 Medical EquipmenI goaled10. 13.7,.14 an Ocean Reef & Tropic WindS . Nice lots, w/s included.
tive hearing may result in a panmenI unless a pelation 3300 Miscellaneous | 6110 1 $49,900.
dd o ve eapd n ne e 1 1.,, 3 0 Musical n rimEnlS [ 0 10f IE Summ F Mu 2 br, 2 ba CondoltilliUnle Pelican Walk ti..:e 2 ve trree tst.1 ricte
of the appliAtion. Accord- I y agag uemnitHolel 94)J-.(6 1-"^' aVailable nOW Ber. Access 5"50 410 M $30K. Pelican Walk Real
ingly, the applicants ad- fil.ng GI peleteen Irns order ag4g Sporting Goods Duple= apl Jeane,- Dia.coal Pel..:.ar. W_ Estate85Q647-2473
vised not to commence @.11 not be erfect.ue urlid 33:30 Tecisels (Buy & Sells ,-------- I-lomeilead if.??. me, Real Eilate 850-to-in21. 3
construction or other activ lurrr.et order 01 Ine De 2294.0.11 Townhames for ren: .
ities under this panment -* Jones Home-lead- Pon.
permit/Iease until the PSJ: 2 br, 2 ba .3,,..3,,,,,4, ,,,...,,,,,,,,,,
deadlinesbelowfortilinga The perma consinutes. an very ra.,:. ;.(-,1 .r. n..e re..I nee air, asposi and
petition for an administra order .:.1 me Depanment non at.c.rra.00 nose 0 1:Mr..:.nir.Isare a t.r and 3
tive hearing, or request for The appl..:arI reas ine r.gr l :n. ol. R are sameal c.r ur..r 3. 5 lable t an
an extension of time have to sees guar.:.ar renew .:.r 308 Fourth St d *** LL I'- 1 = * *
expired. Ine order ureder secor, 3,.gag' AUTOMOTIVE MARINE
120 68 c.r true Flor Under rule 62-110.106(4) uies try the blur.g al a no 227-72221227-5885 '00 Help Wanied Spacious gulfvaew 1 br - 8100 AntiqueStCollectibles
of the Florida Administra ace 01 appeal under rule 130 Employment aparimer.I at Mosco 6160 | 8110 cars
tiveCodeapersonwhose 911001:r.eFlor.daRules PretWG000USed iniormane" Beach Large Covered 8120-SportsUtilityVehicles
substantial interests are at of Appellage Procedu'* Furrillure, Accent poss:rs, =:arpen generou 8130 Trucks
fected by the Department's weir. ine Clers 01 the De- PIPles, Anhques and . a...rage. we alsr.naine =1=mercial
action may also request ar partmenr .r. Ine Office of panually turn.srred 1850 8160 Motorcycles
sixtensionoftimistofiles GeneralCounsel.3900 011PCIIDIPS 4ggg ,,,,rc..r..:Iucedumme 2Bdrrnic.Bathl,1475q.tt St Joe Beach, I tar 8170-AutoParts
petition for an administra CGITIFTIOrawealike Boule- PTOffyROBSOtlBillO PHCO .ng or pau 850 89901le furr..s.rled apI 4.miable & Accilssories
tive hearing. The Daipart vara Man Stal.c.r. :As Tal- I bu Pf0duGIS Biog Conse5 .1140 True $269,900 Ob 12 8183.0 *:&ll 8210- Boats

sm ag hoe eu 3a2n3a 00, and t f!I, they a e7ot donated* CRANE OPERATOR 850.53..72 rse abwin rcraft
for an extension of time a MUST na.e ricCO and,. | 6120 * Supplies
FiequestsTor extension a copy 01 me nonce or ine canon [,2.200 per r.our 3 drfY1/$ $31 I 1,432 6 4310-Alrcraft/Aviation
time must be filed with thE appeal accompanied by Need To r JO PER DIEM' Drug tree | 6170 1 8320 ATV/DifRoind Vehicles
Office of General Counse the appl.caDie (Jung less work place' Call Chis 2 br. I ba, Motore rn.:.me 8330 camisers & Trailers
of the Department at 390( won tria appropr.ale 0.5- Sell Your 19041 2-3903 ST. JOE BEACH 3t. $349.900 mice... sea .:.n ae. ,n, 8340 Motorhomes
Commonwealth Boule- Incl courl of appeal The Wet-lel #3-1039 33 ita :Diocks rot..:r. !.95 waincales 1..24.niulated
vard, Mail Station 35, Tal- nonce 01 appeal must be Furniture? me s... u..osey .. call the condomenI -- c us,
lahassee, Florida Idea won.n 30 days from p ,:,-urt ie no le. TAFB s few take 10 t..:r. Beat.: 8110
32399-3000, beforethea) the Gale ener, the hnal (.r. 13Vi' i)UYt 1!. II." Exp. Vet Tech as, as.:, eas.1, so ae. Our u ront Urue an que.,ce B.:r. Are Olds Achieva 1992, $750
plicable deadline. A timely der .5 bled win the Clers. ...1 On [Illy UL8ti le her .. , ,., ,,,,:ated ur. Parl 1, r..rg 850 647.3871 JOh SkI Job S th m. .ve-, e.. as Offer Daylight Auto
request for extension o Ir.e Depanrner.I Requests [)bi ( lulfillure, tiedfollm Joe C ali l27 "2 '0 0 006? 5 mi asca.34(.....993 Financing 2816 Hwy 98 W
e n rtfi ngT tIF sorr as as twel acnro .111 IUEflilUf MINI STORAGE l"") ""'" **) ""-"" 9am to 9pm 215-1769
tion until the request is commeson muse be usa COntact uS Front Desk Office condoman@cox.ner Jemith.cel@cox.net -
acted upon. If a request is war. Ir.e Secretary c.I me tOday! & Ho k
filed late, the Department Communion and ser.ea USe keeping B 1 F E I Beacon Hill Me .co Bea.;r.
may-still grant it upon a on me DepaniTAEDI Wilhin PT seekend help reece 229-6200 aywa k deal at ate. nc. of, 2 tea LR DR .:.:.mt..:. 8180
motion by the requesting 20 days lrom the date ShWitREilollSE I.-.r reor ce, 4566. Hw 20 E uit a 104 son.:e.2,are screenea.n
party showing that the fail- when tr.e f.nal eraer .s t.lea rious esp.r., pool.ons y -- p.:..Yn (H. A 1600 mQ +
ure to file a request for ar with me Clerk of ine De 850-227-3344 app., n, q,,.:.n news esp. 814.74yo Niceville. FL 32578 ae, us. no, ,n.:, no ears
extension oftime before Sana Blasr Ra Port SI C-,ll1850647.3568 Chevy S10 1991,


the deadline was the resup .Ice $700/Offer Daylight Auto
ofexcusilbilineglect. 6 pin Cleanin 2 America's Financing 9am to 9pm
In the event that a timely Logisiciffransportabor.] ining POrt St. Joe Commercial 215-1769
and sufficient petition for PI.)ES your genily used iterrillure fug:. $. 13mps ,
an administrative hearing ,yrs Coreigrilneril 31 IWe Need Driverl Storage For Lease

.9:29 Decorator's Train medOrdyj (850) Retail / Office Space D170 /OfferRlaarnlightlA9u
come of the administrative IT I I I 5800 per Week I 317 lifilliamS AFONU0 Financing 2816 Hwy 98 W
processihavetherighttc 5 4 AM 6 Ag 1-866-280-5309 a 220-8014 .:.mooss.nenantmprovemenisnegallable,'f.1350/mogress. 9amtp9pm215-1789
petition to intervene in the e id a El a 325 Reid Avenue
proceeding. Intervention NOw Open at Climate and .;..isco, shell space, corner local.an, 5.2500tmo gross < *
I n rati gd cm 212 Williams Ave ,aus no oe. Non-climate 309 Reid Avenue
uponthetilingofamotior DowntownPortSt.Joe controlstorage ...s,:,,:,ousanovaleawellapacec.c..upansrena.5-1500/momadgross Nissan Pick-up 1993,
n8 m2p ano th loru 850-227-3344 Ca hier Need Boat/ orage gRel Avenue, Su'g ghS E 6 9 Auto
Administrative Code. WWW.decorators-warehouse.net 7, ,,, pes, use..,-c.,7, a office space 370 Reid Avenue
in accordance with rules 1-111651- Suite C Innished cline:e space. lotativ area win two
28-106.111(2) anc ....-wommWM JOB NOTICE .n.ces.nessnes...n.vs,,-.,aeroom a coats..>""" ..
62-110.106(3)(a)(4), peti- 230 Reid Avenue
tions for an administrative F IN.1NCE DIRECTOR +/--'56.51 oills:eretall, 5,12 pal mod. gross maine ,t on
he ngbebyfil edphc (CPA pith Governmental .1ccounring 322Long Avenu0 dRion 11,200 miles, Great
daysof receiptof thiswrk- Background preferred, +/-1000si-move-inready 1900.'mogr..55 gas saver, asking $4,300
ten notice. Petitions filea 202 Marina Drive, Sude g AS ED as,0.2 2
by any persons other than enousner.w.mania CITY-AUDITOR CLERN .100051 &

TheAC tC f t 7 Oare neusses I Flex Space | 8210 Off
1d0.60(3) of theb.FI Excellent Handyman resumes/applications for the above positions. rsf 2500sf PSJ Commerce Park, flex space, $5.25psf NNN (incl. 8 24' Carr e,
hin da of pub a- Child care in a Truck 2008-2009 annual budget is $49,561,136 with 100 Cessna Drive maoha 2t t kee windNass

1 day; ef suc n icw r Fourschdl am s ts op n. Due to economic collapse 75 full and part-time employees. Services +/-5,000sf officelflex space; Adjacent to Costin Airport; $7 psf plus utilities electronics, Everything
gardless of the date of ad its on premises, both d new construction, I have include: water, sewer, solid waste, police> and applicable sales tax; Inquire for possible incentives/concessionS. works, in good condition,
publication. registered phild care pro- b n dole cl rp fire, recreation, parks and cemeteries. Person 772Hwy90, Suite A $8,000 850-247-9995
videos. Very reliable- and my dad with 30 years selected will be appointed and serve at the +/-900sf office flex space, includes 450sf overhead storage. $500/mo
der section it h ly.nFsor mor I fo. 111 of carpentry experience. pleasure of the five-member commission. rnod. gross

ever, any person who has Please call 227-3051 lo- We dmutstc n actito InGd Position requires a bachelor's degree, strong FOr Sale
asked the Department for cated in Port St. Joe Cpunty only Call Richie at finance and computer skills. Five years 320 Marina Dri COMPLETE PACKAGES

y le pa yM i (p kcalnftoo me by to 850-814-7506 of experience in municipal government is Corner lot on ent nce to Marina Cove, prime location wlhigh visibility; FRolvi
days of such notice, re. required. Duties are listed in job description. .14 acres. *4 995
gardless of the date of 407ReidAve
publication. Submit a cover letter with resume/application +/-4988sf; Multi tenant bldg 100% leased; Parking Incl; $549,000 All Welded, All Aluminum
and five references (with names, addresses and 808tS
p 0 et o "'3 t ep ne2 Stt Jo FI iPo oe, 4 is Ne n traction located directly on Hwy 98; Parking Included; BOAT SHOW
indicated above atthetime Priceless D & D Landscaiping email tkent@psj.fl.gov. Applications and job fl FRI. & SAT.
of ing.t of le na Pure Pleasing Massage Mowing, Weeding, descriptions can be downloaded from website: Marketed Exclusively by. 1 7 BonifayRorida
inadmirlistrative hearing by Go e90us Nilcole MulchiS & Tbee 12mming cityofportstjoe.com. Position is open until 850-229-6373 www.xtremeindustries.com
or pursue mediation as filled. Salary will be DOQ. EOE.


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