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YOU HOETWN EWPPR INC 97


YEAR ll, NUMBER 36 *

ThursdayJUNE25,2009 For breaking news, visit www.starfl.com 504





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GULF COUNTY SCHOOL GRADES THROUGH THE YEARS

2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001
Port St. Joe Elementary A. A A C C C A B A
Port St. Joe Middle A. A A A B B A A A
Port St. Joe High C A B C D B C B C
Wewahitchka Elementary A B II C A C B B A
Wewahitchka Middle A B C B C A A n/a n/a
Wewahitchka High C C F :C B D C B D


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By Tim (roft
Stal News Editor
Five of six schools made nu-
merical improvements and four
of six schools made grade im-
provements. The result is that
Gulf District Schools are "A"
material again this year
The district is an honor roll
district again this year, ranking
29 among some 70 districts in
the state as it pertains to dis-


trict grades, with four schools
earning "A" grades.
"We are very proud," said
Superintendent of Schools Tim
Wilder. "We have great teabh-
era, administrators, parapro-
fessional, non-instructional.
personnel who do a great job-
"The grades are even more
impressive given the tough
times we've had this year, with
,
See GRADES A7


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In MexIco Beach

fac headwinds and un- compelled 0026 to touch down in
seasonably ivarm weather during Mexico Beach. It may have been
what should have been a two-day a combination of factors the
journey back to his pigeon loft. sun, the sand, a stubborn relue-
He'd left his mate, 916. back at tance to embrace his impending
the nest. just as she was about to fatherhood.
lay eggs. But their homecoming Whatever the reason. 0026
would be postponed.
No one can say for sure what See PIGEON A3


By Despina Williams
StarStaffWriter
State representative Jimmy
Patrons (R-Panama. City) will
share the stage with the mup-
pet Elmo at a June 29 kick-off
celebration promoting preven-
tive health care-
The Check Out That Body
community preventive health
campaign encourages area



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residents to get physical ex-
ammations during the month
f d offering free prizes as
Prizes, which are organized
by age group, include a swing
set, Nintendo Wii, Pod, fishing
trip for fours spa package and
grill.
gasIn June, Elmo, the cam-
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face of the Check Out That
Body cam as n, which
encourages kids and adults
to get their check-ups during the
month of July.

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No extra gas

tax for county

By Marie Logon
Contributing Writer
The bid to add an addition-
al five cents gas tax in Gulf
County was defeated Monday
night at the county commis-
sion meeting.
A super majority (four of
the five votes) was needed to
implement the additional gas
tax. But after lengthy discus-
sion, commission chair Na-
than Peters voted against the
tax, joining with Commission-
er BE Williams. That made
the vote three to two, and the
motion was defeated.
Commissioners Warren
Yeager, Carmen McLemore
and Billy Traylor voted to im-
plement the tax.
The motion to re-assess
the existing six cents gas tax
passed unanimously. That
tax has been in place about
20 years already, according to
county attorney Tim McFar-
land, and will continue for an
additional 10 years. It pays for
the county road bond.
The additional five cents
tax was to cover the $1 million
insurance bill required by the
bond holders, a cost 6f approx-
imately $200,000 each year for
the next five years.
Thebillwas.triggeredbya
clause in the bond agreement
that stated if the bond's rating
dropped, the county would be
required, to deposit just over
$99,550 twice a year for five
years into the, annual debt
service account. Due to the
national economy, the bond
rating recently dropped from
AAA to much lower, triggering
the requirement.
The additional five cents
would yield $200,000 to $240,000
yearly, according to McFar-
land.
Williams insisted the board
could find the additional
$200,000 somewhere in the
upcoming budget, even if it
meant cutting services. The
other commissioners were not
:: se;:-,::,.-,
passed, the board would have
1:,"::. alorem dollars to
Since there was a July 1
deadline for levying the tax
the commission had to make
thedecisionMondaynight.
When Peters called for the
board's votes, the measure
stood at three for passing the
tax, one against. After a long
pause, Peters voted against
the tax and the measure failed
to pass.
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pain's mascot, travelled to
area elementary schools to
teach children the impor-
tance of annual check-ups.
He asked the kids to
encourage their parents to
also take a proactive ap-
proach to their health.
For a chance to win a
prize, children and adults
need only receive a check-
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KICKOFF CELEBRATION
A Check out That Body Kickoff Celebration
Will be held on June 29 from 5-7:30 p.m. (CT)
at Lake Alice Pavilion in Wewahitchka.
The event will feature remarks by Jimmy
Patrons, music by Golden Rose and
Swiftwater, free Pepsi and hotdo9s.


"We're trying to get
people to go to the doctor
- not when they're sick, but
when they're well, to get a
check-up," said Wewahi-
tchka Medical Center man-
ager Tina Pate.
The June 29 kickoff cel-
ebration, held at Lake Alice
Pavilion from 5-7:30 p.m.
CT, will offer fun for the en-
tire family.
The event will feature
remarks by Patronis and
Wewahitchka mayor Ray
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available for hugs and high
fives.
The first 100 people to
arrive will receive free
gifts.
Campaign organizers
hope to meet their goal by
convincing 425 people to re-
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ducted at the meeting: According to Woods,
Rosemary Woods, vice routes 8, 14, 15 and 17 are
president of PBS and J, the choices from which the
a Tallahassee-based en- final route will be taken,
engineering firm, gave the with an option, she said, of
board an update on the mixing and snatching the
Gulf Coast Parkway. routes.
Her presentation came The final parkway cor--
just six days after two law ridor will be 168 feet wide
firms from Tallahassee in suburban areas, 250 feet
addressed a packed house wide in rural areas, she
in Mexico Beach to talk said. .
about eminent domain is- "It is unknown now
sues along CR386 regard- where the road will be. We
ing the parkway. have no idea where the
Woods showed maps unpact will occur," Woods
detailing the final four fold the commission in re-
pathways under consid- gards to the eminent do-
eraMOH FOr, the parkway, mainissitle."Itis still early
which will eventually go in the process of deciding
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the design phase about
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acquisition, so that actual
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for about five years. There
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allocated for construction,
she said.
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a new bridge over Wetap-
po Creek, Woods said they
were "definitely looking at
a high level bridge cross-
ing Wetappo" because the
creek is used as a safe
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the delays, but he did not
rule out more troublesome
scenarios.
Pigeons sometimes get
tangled in ivires or are at-
tacked by other animals.
"There's a lot of adverst-
ties out there for them,"
Borgeson lamented.
Though he didn't know
the fate of all his pigeons,
Borgeson could take com-
fort in knowing that 0026
I
was vacationing in sunny
Mexico Beach.
He left the Parker Re-
alty women with a few in-
structions to feed 0026
some whole grains like rice
or popcorn, give him water
and turn him loose.
At day four, 0026 began
feeling frisky. When he
started flying around the
office, the employees lmew
it was time to let him go.
In their short time
with 0026, the Parker Re-
alty family had become at-
tached to the pigeon, whorn
they rechristened "Parker
26."
. They gave Borgeson
strict instructions to call
them when he returned
home safely.
"Itoldhimwelovedthat
bird. We were going to keep
it," said Wood.
Accordiixg to Borgeson
0026 returned his loft the
following afternoon, look-
ing a little thin, but other-
wise o.k.
Borgeson thanked the
Parker Realty family for
extending 0026 true South-
ern hospitality.
"We appreciate people
that take care of our birds
foi-us,"hesaid.
As of last Friday, six *
of Borgeson's pigeons re-
mhined MIA, but the pi-
geon owner remains un-
troubled.
"They get off course,
who knows what hap-
perts," he said. "We're hop-
ing they're going to come
back."


Parker Realty
employees
released
0026 after he
be an fl in
9 7 9
around their
office. His
Owner, Robert
Borgeson,
reports that he
is now fat and
h h
appy in is
Pigeon loft.

CO{KS VS. HENS
Motivational strategies for pigeon racing

Robert "Red" Borgeson loves nothing more
than a highly motivated pigeon.
While much of the science of pigeon racing
is shrouded in mystery, Borgeson has a few tried
and true tips to enhance his birds' performance.
Take, for instance a hen who has recently laid
el ke the
eggs. Now it might seem cru to la en
away from her eggs for a 600-mile race, unless o
course, you want to win.
"If you can get a hen to lay eggs, they re
highly motivated to Get home, explained
Borgeson. "Just like a woman, if you're away
from your children. The longer you're away, the
more desire you have to see them."
Cocks, said Borgeson, are also true to their
sex. They are mostly motivated by territory and
females
If a cock is taken out of the nest box it shares
with a hen, cind dispatched to a race, he will fly
faster to end 0 any competition.
"They'll fly home hard to those boxes,
especially if another pigeon gets in one of them,
laughed Borgeson. "If they know someone's in
their home, man, they're 90in9 to fly home in a
hurry."
One of Borgeson's yearlings, 1025, won first
place in the Greater New Orleans Combine
pigeon race this year, thanks in large part to
Borgeson'ssex-basedstrate9Y-
Borgeson took 1025's hen out of the box and
the holding en for two days before the race.
When 1025 left, Borgeson returned the hen to her
box.
Man, once he figured out she would be
waiting on him, he flew hard to get home,' said
Borgeson. "He was highly motivated."


home, he constructed
several pigeon lofts, 12x8
foot sheds equipped with
perches, wire and nesting
boxes.
In training the birds to
"home" to the loft, Borge-
son lets them fly around
the area beginning at 30
days old.
- When they're 45 days
old, the pigeons are gen-
erally pretty skilled fliers
capable of more complex
challenges.
Unlike feral pigeons,
homing pigeons are bred
to race, the offspring of do-
mesticated pigeons trained
to fly several hundred miles
from their lofts.
To prepare young pi-
geons for long-distance
racing, Borgeson releases
thebirdsfromtravelcrates
at incremental distances
from the loft.
He starts with one mile,
works up to five, 10, and 15
until he gradually releases
the birds 90 miles from
home.
Though research indi-
cates that pigeons primar-
ily use the sun to orient
themselves, much of their
navigationmethodremains
a mystery,
"I don't think the scien-
tists Imow how they do it,"
said Borgeson. It's just
instinct "
Atfi to10 days old, the
pigeons are tagged with
a permanent hand on one
leg. The band serves as a
pigeon's i.d;, with its birth
year, identification num-
ber and pigeon club initials
clearly marked.
When pigeons are.old
enough. to race, they re-
ceive a countermark band
on thy opposite leg.
Prior to each race, the
bands are scanned like
canned good barcodes into
the pigeort club's comput-
er. '
Participants set their
clocks using a universal


timer, and pigeons are re-
leased at the same time
from a racing release
point.
Before each racing sea-
son, measurements are
taken to determine the dis-
tance between club mem-
bers' pigeon lofts and the
nearest roadways, using
GPS.
When pigeons return
home, they walk over a
scanner to get inside the
loft, which records their
finish time.
At the conclusion of the
race, club members hold a
"bang-out" session, where
times are checked and win-
ners are determined. -
Because pigeons fly dif-
ferent distances from the
release point to their home
lofts, winners .are deter-
mine'd not by who arrived
home first, but by who
raced the fastest.
Speed is calculated in
yards per minute, with sec-
onds often determining the
difference between a first
and second place finish.

[Off SWOOf 10ft
Borgeson calls 600-mile
races like the recent ,one
from Columbia, SC, ''the
Mack Daddy of pigeon rac-
ing.
"Apigeon that can fly
the 600 is a pretty superior
pigeon by my standards,"
he noted.
Borgeson.had faith in
0026, who, like his mate,
had a history of speedy fly-
ing.
But as day two dawned,
only 12 of the initial 300
pigeons released in South
Carolina had returned to
their lofts.
Borgeson sent 24 pi-
geozis, and only one of his
birds the ultimate sec-
ond-lilace finisher-made
it back on time.
He blamed the head-
winds and hot weather for


landed at the back door of
Parker Realty and quickly
charmed his way inside.
The real estate compa-
ny's owner, Cathey Parker
Hobbs, and employees Ma-
ria Wood, Jamie Schwarz
and Carleigh Horvath took
an instant liking to 0026.
"He was really sweet,"
said Horvath. "Some birds
are not very friendly, but
he kind of hung out and did
his thing."
Though the employees
initially believed an injury
had forced 0026 from the
skies, they discovered two
curious bands around his
ankles.
Horvath Googled "bird
tagging" and landed at the
American Racing Pigeon
website, www.pigeon.org.
Afterclickingonthelink
for "Lost Bird," Horvath
typed in the band number
and anxiously awaited a
response.
In time, she connected
with a friendly pigeon rac-
er named Robert "Red"
Borgeson, who claimed
0026 as his own.
Boigeson took his pi-
geon's disappearance in
stride. It wasn't the first
time one of his birds landed
in the hands of strangers.
His were friendly birds,
"not that ooky of hu-
m ns tsoo lhe wash 6
had made friends in Mexi-
co Beach
"I wouldn't normally
want him that close to the
Gulf, but they get blown
down," he said. "They'll do
what they've got to do to
getsomewater."

BUilt f d
Or spee
Borgeson began racing
pigeons in 1988, joining oth-
er hobbyists in the Greater
New Orleans Combine and
Metairie Racing Pigeon
Club. -
At his St. Rose, La.


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The spoken word is given scant attention; the printed word is
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thoroughly convinces. The spoken word is lost; the printed word remains.


spend while the spending was good,
no more, no less.
And because despite Mr
Williams' statement, which was
surely the most accurate of the
night, he will get little support
on this board for facing facts and
making the spending cuts required
to remove even a bit of the burden
off taxpayers.
It is almost laughable to read
about constitutional officers going
before Bay County commissioners
this week to plead cases for their
budgets when one considers that in
Gulf County, constitutional officers
are pretty much operating with the
same staffing levels they had 10
years ago.
Only the county can not follow .
suit.
As the budget committee
noted from the outset, unless
commissioners adopt the '
committee's recommendations for
cuts and find another $1.9 million to
cut that just to maintain the same
village rate taxpayers will absorb
another hit, in a year in which
property values are likely to fall as
much as 25 percent.
Commissioners are simply
playing the feint and duck game
they have the past few years to avoid
hard choices.
Far easier, these commissioners
have found, to simply implement the
kind of taxes, like sales taxes, gas
taxes and franchise fees passed onto
customers, that fall out of proportion
on those most struggling in this
egnomy, while maintaining property
taxmg levels.
.There is an old saying about
absolute power corrupting
absolutely.
The only explanation for the way
county commissioners continue to
do business, as if immune from the
forces buffeting their employers
- the voters is they've been
corrupted by the power conveyed,
over time, by.the lack of county wide
voting and being allowed to answer
to an absolute minority of voters.


There must be $200,000 to be
found in this budget through cuts,
to paraphrase county commissioner
Bill Williams on Monday night.
Hello?
Overburdened taxpayers have
been saying the same thing on a
larger scale, in terms of dollars -
for years ever since commissioners
began to pocket all that loot from the
real estate run-up that punctured
mid-decade.
Commissioners were debating
Monday whether or not to add five
additional cents to the six cents the
county already levies in gas taxes.
The additional gas taxes are
among three potential taxes in
addition to a small county sales
tax and franchise fee for utilities,
the latter apparently going by .
the waysiderfor this year that
commissioners have been wringing
their hands, or is it squeezing each
taxpayer penny, over for at least the
last several weeks.
On Monday night, the commission
failed to put itself in position to
impose the additional gas taxes
come January and the debate over
the issue was informative for any
voter desiiring to understand whose
interest government really has in
this employer-employee relationship.
The five cents will not be
iniposed because a shper-majority of
commissioners, four, did not agree
with imposing such a tax. .
Interestingly enough, two of
the commissioners who initially
expressed the most reluctance
to the additional five cents as tax
prices rise, Warren Yeager and
Bay 'It'aylor, apparently had their
reluctance brushed aside as they
voted for the additional five cents.
They were joined by
Commissioner Carmeh McLemore,
but Mr. Williams was a no from
the outset and in the end the
commission chair, Nathan Peters,
Jr., also voted agamst the tax.
2. Before moving on, first a word
to the cities, because county
commissioners were not the only


ones desiring to stick their fingers
back in the public's pie on this bit of
. taxation.
They would not have been able
to proceed without agreements
from the cities of Port St. Joe and
Wewahitchka- considered at a
special county meeting several
weeks back to be the biggest
obstacle and shame on the
commissioners representing those
cities for even going along with this
little bit of Kabuki theater taxation.
And before completely leaving
the cities, let their commissioners
don the label of enables, no more
entitled to criticize the county for its
spending and taxing patterns than
those working in this heat wave cari
blame the weatherman.
The initial logic county
commissioners used in putting
themselves in position to assess
(as if the public is so confident in
commissioners' fiscal responsibility),
was to relieve the burden of ad
valorem taxes from property owners.
This belies the county's own ,
figures, or at least those presented
by the budget committee appointed
by commissioners.
That logic also belies the
presentation made by the county
administrator in mapping out the
commissioners' options, for lack of
a better term, to soak an already
soggy public,
Of more nuance in this debate,
though, is that commissioners
changed the argument by Monday,
since they must now come up with
almost $200,000 a year for the next
five years because they took what
could be fairly labeled the cheap
route when they exterided and
compounded the county's long-term
debt for $1 million in road bond
money several years ago.
Those bonds have been
downgraded andthe short of it is
that the county must now come up
with the surety, or collateral, for
those bonds.
That debt now falls on taxpayers
because of commissioners' desire to


The St. Joe Company
has to intervene in the
case of the ARC & Gulf
Transportation morass,
the most family-oriented
adjective at this time,
Maybe we have been
beating around
the bush a
little too much,
because of press
time this week
still no action.
As the
developer of
the commercial TIM
park of which Star Ne
the ARC & Gulf
Transportation
building sits, they
have the power as
spelled out m mk and
paper within the park
association's covenant
to "unilaterally" change
the document at any .
time.
The company, in
simpler words, can
e s
they want at any time
when it comes to that
commercial park.
Now the city did a
nice thing a few years
ago when they deeded
ver a parcel it owned
m the commercial park,
a scrubby little spit of
land that sat near the .

Ina st a o he
wastewater treatment
plant.
The ARC & Gulf
Transportation provide
mostly unseen services,
but invaluable services

g mmubtain
a claim to the label
particularly now when
times are so tight and
the economic/waters roil
so. .
The two organizations
had long sought new .
digs, making do with the
buildings of businesses
previously closed and
making do rather well,
though new space had
long been a goal for
which grants had been
applied for and received.
This is a good thing
considering both not-for-
profits are not exactly
flush withmoney.
In a time of hardship,
when finding work can
be a trial, how do you
sustain a work crew for
folks with challenges in
life for which the ARC
represents lifeblood,
activity, interaction and
the satisfaction of hard
effort?
And m the case of
Gulf Transportation,
consider gas prices,


the cost of drivers and
the clients whose only
mode of getting around
to do the simple things
like going to the doctor'
filling prescriptions or
paying bills and you get
the picture of an
orgammation that
somehow makes
the improbable
possible.
So the city
did a good thing
when it deeded
CROFT the land over
ws Editor to ARC & Gulf
Transportation.
Might have
been nice to alet*t the
organizations to that
pesky little clause about
dues being owed for
things like landscaping
and general upkeep
of the building and
surrounding areas'
might have saved the
entire current fiasco

shash d
built up to a nifty little
$7,000 or so'
In addition, before
threatening alien on .
the building for unpaid
taxes, it might have been
nice if someone in some
well-appointed office -
would have taken a step
back and consider the

facTo ulf
Transportation building
is among the nicest .
and cleanest one could
find. The landscape
is near impeccable as
it should be given the

d o is the
community each day.
No dues are needed
to ensure the upkeep
of this parcel and given
its surroundings dirt
roads and empty lots
across the street, a
wastewater plant across
the road no need to
hold these organizations
to payments due
for work they have
performed, beyond any
possible measurement,
themselves. .
Yet here the
association is saying ay
us our nioney down.
The answer that has
so far been forthcoming
is that there is nothing
to be done, that the
covenants are the
covenants and that is
that. Pay up.
The ARC & Gulf
Transportation Board
of Directors has been
trying to schedule a

OO KLATHRING AS


the best warranty in the
business and itis backed
by the solid reputation of
General Motors."
Cathy's mother gave
me no such high-falutin
encouragement or
any type of guarantee
whatsoever: Cathy's
grandfather was down
right mean about it. He
didn't deem me worthy.
Her "friends and family"
at the church, even as we
were exchanging "I do's",
were definitely kicking
my tires and peering
under my hood. They
weren't sure their favorite
"daughter" was getting
the Cadillac Coupe Deville
of husbands.
My favorite truck just
wore out. My favorite
wife said 35 years in the
classroom was enough.
Both came as a shock to
me. I just assumed Cathy
would teach forever. And
I put a brand new set of
Michelins on that truck
just a year ago. It was a
double whammy as both
"gave me the news" in
the same week! I woidd
have accused them of
conspiring againstme
but I1mew them too
well. Cathy wants to
spend more time with
our growing herd of
grandchildren. The pick-
up didn't feel compelled to
explain or elaborate.
It was the first time
that truck ever let me
down. If you don't count
the time the alternator
caught on fire just this side
of Sopchoppy. And I did
have to replace the starter
once. Cathy, of course, has
never disappointed me.
Her granddaddy was right
all along.
I should have had a
clue. The warning signs
had been popping up from
time to time. The truck


y truck and my
wife quit in the
same week. Can
you believe that? That old
Chevy had been with me
since October of 1989. The
old ... the old ... uh
... uh ... my beautiful
. wife has been with
me since ... th ... for
a little bit longer!
Whew! I
I lacked four
months getting
20 years from the
truck. It carried me
a little over 279,000 K
miles. Most of them C
O
pretty smooth. Josh Hun
was.fourteen when
I wheeled up into the yard
in the shinny new Vehicle.
Jesse had just turned
twelve.
"Take us for a spin,
dad."
"Can we ride in the
back?" .
"Can I crank it up and,
pull down the driveway?"
"Let's load up the four
wheeler go to the sand
hills."
Cathy didn't ask that
many questions or make
any demands the first year
we were married. She
seemed to be perfectly
happy and content. She
hardly cringed when we
turned off the pavement
and headed down the
small dirt road toward
the tumbling down house
where we were fixing
to spend our first year
together. She cooked
breakfast in the early
days. And she thought I
was young, handsome and
debonair.
I thank my lucky stars
for both. The truck just
kept going and going and
going. I figured there
was no need to replace it
as well as it performed.
I didn't care to "keep up
with the Joneses" in the


,automobile fashion society
that some folks get sucked
into. I was trying to get
froni point A to point B. I
didn't care about bucket
seats, back up cameras,
surround sound
or GPS systems. I
had a Faron Young
tape and I counted
the times that I
got lost as "road
adventures".
Besides, I worry
about those
people that have
SLEY got to Imow
LBERT exactly where
er down they are at all
times!
Cathy needed less
maintenance than the '
truck. You talk about-
keeping on keeping on!
She went about the job of
wife and mother writh the
quiet resolvelof a woman
who was at peace with
herself an4the world.
Amid the screaming and
chaos wrought amongst
living with three strong
willed and stubborn males
she stayed the course. I
marveled at her patience. '
Her boys, to this very
day, rise up and call her
blessed. And listen, she
can make lasagna that will
melt in your mouth. She's
out lasted three washing
machines. And I only have
to vacuum when company
was coming on short
notice.'Colarse, she would
remind you a little of that
big V8 engine when she sat
down to eat.
The Chevrolet salesman
allowed the truck would
last me ten years if I cared
to keep it that long. "This
is the best pick-up on the
market today. It is by far
the toughest, will haul the
biggest payload, got plenty
of room in the cab and has
the smoothest ride of any
vehicle in its class. It has


groaned and coughed a
little more.than usual. It
smoked like an old coal
burning freight train when
it first cranked up in the
. mornings. It didn't show
the same pep that it once
did. It would make little
Mocking sounds as it
approached 65 mph. You
couldn't keep oilin it. The
seats.were cracked and
fading. And the red brake
light on the dash had been
flashing for the past six
months, Cathy's warning
signs were about the same.
Life is full of
adjustments. I bought a
new vehicle. It doesn't
.wear yet like my old truck,
but these relationships
take time. Cathy has left
for a "sabbatical" with
"the kids" in Tennessee.
She does call almost every
night to remind me to eat,
pay the electric bill and
water her flowers.
I am more fortunate .
than most. The truck
chugged along year
after year with-nary a
compliant. Cathy basically
did the same. Both were
extremely loyal. Both put
my interest way above
their own. They hung with
me through thick and
thin. My love for either
never faded. They made
life more comfortable,
more enjoyable and worth
getting up each morning
for.
And let me quickly add,
lest I offend some ladies
auxiliary group or the
WMCA in Topeka, that in
no way here am I trying to
equate a truck, no matter
how faithful and true, to
my beloved wife. They are
not even close to being the
same. I traded one of them
in for a newer model.
Respe fully,
Kes


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Thursday, June 25, 2009


there is going to be a new world
order, and soon. But it's not going
to be the socialist utopia that self-
serving politicians think it will
be. Our politicians are taking us
on a journey that is leading to an
economic crash and a living hell
right here on earth,
Is it possible to believe that
radicals who threw acid in the
faces of girls wanting to attend
school, beheaded civilians
like Daniel Pearl, sent suicide
bombers into synagogues to blow
up Jews, shot Russian school
children m the back, and used
civilians m the Gaza as human
shields, really want to sit down
and talk about peace? Isn't
going to happen! Believing it
will happen is insane. So, do we
have a party full of insane leaders
controlling this country?
America's foundations are
being shaken to the core. Yes,
there is a new world order
coming. Are you ready for it?
What is happening to America?
What is her future?
As I close this article let
me... Hey, wait a minute! Ijust
finished reading a chapter m the
greatestbook Fve ever read. I do
have something worth sharing,
although you won't see it on the
six o'clock news tonight. Friend,
if you're even remotely curious
about past prophecies that have
been fulfilled and those that are
yet to come, or what tomorrow
holds in store for America, the
world...
Would you like an exclusive
update from the No.1best-selling
author himself? Take some
time to read the entire Book of
Matthew, Chapter 24. The word of
God tells us clearly and precisely
what lies ahead in the days to
come. That is why I don't fear. I
don't worry. I know that God is in
complete control, and permitting
these worldwide situations to
happen for His own plan and
purpose. That my friend is good
news...past, present and future.
Edward McAteer ss a resident
ofPort St. Joe,


John Hagee, BUy Graham, and
Sean Hannity, but I don't always
agree with everything they say,
What I do believe is that America
is being deceived right before our
eyes. Why you'd have to be blind
to not see it. Congress passed
an 800 billion dollar spending
bill, that places our children in
economic slavery for generations
to come, and hardly any of them
took the time to read the bill. Why
does our executive leadership
believe they can spend their way
back to good health and wealth
with our taxpayers' dollars?
They must believe the printing
presses can always print more of
that green paper at will. I guess
they can. Does.China really own
America? Let's see, how much
do we owe them now?
Many of our national leaders,
with President Obama at the top
of the list, believe that one can
actually sit down with radical
Islamic terrorists and come to
a common understanding that
will bring lasting peace. I guess
somebody forgot to tell Abdul
hakim Muhammad, aka Carlos
Bledsoe, a convert to Islam, as he
told the police he killed 23-year
old Private William Long and .
wounded another soldief- because
of what the military had done to
Muslims. -
Most days I wonder, "What
in the world is going on in our
nation?" It seems like everything
is in such a tailspin, and I
haven't heard any plan yet from
leadership that will end the
chaos. Are we approaching the
end of the world as we know it?
I'm no biblical scholar, but with
the Imowledge of the Bible I do
have, it sure makes me, from a
rational standpoint, say that I
believe we are. .
As I pen this article, I am
reminded that election-day 2009
just happened in Iran. I am most
eager to see how this pans out
in the days to come seeing that
Iranian President Mahmoud
Ahmadinejad spoke to news
reporters in Tehran on Sunday


June 14th and declared a re-
election victory citing the election
was fair and open.
I'm also reminded that Iran's
Ahmadinejad has pledged to
"wipe Israel (and America) off
the map." 9/11 sure proved to me
that radical Islam has the will to
destroy us, but perhaps not yet
the power. Or do they? Recent
intelligence sources are now
saying Iran does have nuclear
capability.
Does President Obama
really think nuclear capability in
their hands will only be used to
generate electrical power when
they sit on the richest oil fields in
the world? Is he really that naive?
I wish America knew the real
agenda behind his charisma and
charm. President Barack Obama
has offered to open dialogue
after a nearly 30-year diplomatic
freeze. Iran also is under growing
pressure to make concessions
on its nuclear program or face
possible more international
sanctions. I can just see him
shaking in his pants right now,
can't you! Are we being deceived
by the leaders we chipower to
make our decisions?
Mahdi Karroubi, a moderate
former parliament speaker who
also ran in the election, also
challenged the election result.
The results for the election are
illegitimate and the government
lacks national dignity and social
competence," he skid in a
statement. "So I do riot recognize
Mr. Mahmoud Ahmadinejad as ,
president of Iran."
In a second day of clashes,
scores of young people shouted
"Death to the dictator!" and
broke the windows of city buses
on several streets in central
Tehran. They burned banks and
set first to trash bins and piles
of tires, using them as flaming
barricades to block police. Riot
police beat some of the protesters
with batons while dozens of .
others holding shields and
motorcycles stood guard nearby.
Most world leaders would


find this behavior concerning.
Ahmadinejad called the level of
violence "not important from
my point of view," speaking
at the news conference.
Ahmadinejad accused foreign
media like America of launching
a "psychological war" against the
country, repeating a charge he
also made on Saturday.
The paper's Web site reported
that more than 10 million votes
in Friday's election were missing
national identification numbers
similar to U.S. Social Security
numbers, which make the votes
"untraceable." It did not say how
it knew that information.
"Don't worry about freedom
in Iran," Ahmadinejad said.
"Newspapers come and go and
reappear. Don't worry about it."
Iran's supreme leader,
Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, has
closed the door for any possible
compromise about election
results or their nuclear program.
He could have used his near-
limitless powers to intervene in
the election dispute. But, in a
message on state TV on Saturday,
he urged the nation to unite
behind Ahmadinejad, calling the
result a "divine assessment."
It also seems like the more
degrees we earn and the more
technologically advanced we
become, the dumber we get from
a common sense standpoint. My
wife says that to me a lot. John
Hagee said it best. He said "We
have more medicine, but less
wellness. We laugh too little and
pray too seldom. We have now
. learned how to make a living, but
not a life. While we have added
years to life, we have not added
life to years. Like an ostrich with
its head in the sand, we have
been hiding from the course this
nation is taking, crossing our
fingers and hoping that it will
turn around." He summed it up
pretty well I'd say.
The current buzz words in
politics and from President
Obama are "change" and a "new
world order". Washington is right,


By Edward G. McAteer
I used to enjoy watching the
news reports each evening after
work. But I haven't seen any good
news reports in so long-that
is, if there ever were any good
news to report. So now, my free
time is spent doing yard work
and listening to radio shows
and reading columns or books
by people like Glenn Beck, Bill
O'Remy, Anne Coulter and others.
Almost daily, all three I named
publically profess that America is
marching towards socialism at an
alarming pace; especially since
Mr. Obama became President.
Granted, liberals see these
folk as far right extremists. But,
I had to chuckle when Beck
recently stated that Chavez
in Venezuela recently made a
comment that he and Brother
Fidel Castro had better watch out
or President Obama was going
to take over the lead to an all out
socialistic society.
Let's see. President Obama .
in those first 100 or so days
became owner of major banks
and portions of the automotive
industry. He states next up is the
government healthcare system. I
remember in economics classes
it was always "guns or butter."
Tbday, the issue isn't about
"guns or butter", but, "food or
medicine?" It's ridiculous the
very people who need help the
most, often, are not the ones
who get it. I had better be careful
because now I'm thinking border
control and drug.wars raging
at the borders while Congress
enslaves us with debt.
I expected change, but not
quite so fast. At the rate he is
making "change," the Middle
Eastern extremists won't have
to worry about taking America
down because it's beirig done for
them. Can you hear the marching
boots of socialism, the thundering
hoof beats of the apocalyptic
horsemen coming to a town near
you?
I also like Rush Limbaugh,


face-to-face with the .
association board, but has
thus far met with silence.
ARC & Gulf
Transportation even have
support of a fair number
of current tenants of thd
commerce park, so what
the issue could possibly
be other than, as was
stated in this office by a
visitor several weeks ago,
extracting "blood money"
just because there is -
power there to do so. .
Meanwhile the
attorneys involved in the
case insist that the dues
are owed and ARC & Gulf
Transportation should pay
the so-called "debt."
Nonsense,
As stated above
the developer of this
commercial park, over
which the association
governs, has the ability
to unilaterally it states
it right on page 17 of the
covenants --- change any
aspect of the governing


bylaws or the rules by
which the entire operation
is run.
Therefore it is long .
past time for The St. Joe
Company to demonstrate
some community
partnership here and
allow the association if
that.is the correct term for
it, to wipe the slate clean
and permit ARC & Gulf
Transportation to continue
to operate on their
available shoestrings.
Alien on their building
would be catastrophic as
far as receiving grants
and other sources of
funding.
There is such a
thing as commimity
stewardship, a certain
level of responsibility
that any business in any
community must have.
. Time is long
past for ARC & Gulf
'transportation to have
a bit of that stewardship
thrown their way. .


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the burning end of a ciga-
rette, pipe or cigar, and the
smoke exhaled from the
lungs of smokers.
It is involuntarily in-
haled by non-smokers,
lingers in the air hours
after the cigarettes have
been stubbed out, and can
cause or worsen so many
health problems, like can-
cer, respiratory infections
and asthma, to name just
three.

Here's what it does
Second-hand smoke
causes lung cancer.
The smoke your friends
blow.on you, laughing while
they blow it straight mto
your face, is a Imown hu-
man (Class A) carcinogen
(cancer-causing agent).
Cigarette smoke con-
tains more than 4,800
chemicals (that have been
identified so far), with at
least 250 of those identified
as harmful (by the National
Toxicology Program). At
least 50 of them are known
to cause cancer.
There are two parts to
second-hand smoke: side-
stream smoke (the smoke
that drifts into the air from
the burning end of the aga-
rette), and mainstream
smoke (what the smoker
breathes out).
Sidestream smoke is
generated at a lower tem-
perature and under differ-
ent conditions than main-
streamsmokesoitactually
contains higher concentra-
tions of many of the 4,800-
plus toxins currently iden-
tified in cigarette smoke.
So when rion-smokers
ai*e exposed to second-
hand smoke, they inhale
many of the same can-
cer-causing chemicals ,as
smokers.
Second-hand smoke
causes heart disease.
1 Breathing second-hand
smoke even for a few
minutes can have imme-
diate bad effects on your

re g th emn br
mal functions of the heart,
blood and vascular system
e st s cena a
tack.
You may he in great
shape, with low cholesterol
and good arteries. But ac-
cording to scientific data
from the Centers for Dis-
ease Control (CDC) and
the Surgeon General, just
a short exposure to sec-
ond-hand smoke can cause
your blood platelets to be-
come stickier, damage the
lining of your blood ves-
sels, decrease your coro-
naryflowvelocityreserves,
and reduce your heart i-ate
variability. In other words,
breathing second-hand
smoke sets you up for a po-
tential heart attack. People
whoalreadyhaveheartdis-
ease are at especially high
risk of adverse effects.
Second-hand smoke
causes acute respiratory
effects.

'See QUIT AB


of smoking are bad on Nu-
gent himself, the effects
of his second-hand smoke
(also called Environmental
Tobacco Smoke or ETS)
are dangerous to his family
members and that in-
cludes Amber, the Sheriffs
bloodhound, if she hap-
pens to be around cigarette
smoke while with Nugent.
Amber, Nugerit's
personal dog, is the track-
ing bloodhound for the
Gulf County Sheriff's De-
partment and only Nugent
handles her. But his 35-year
smoking habit has begun
eroding his work with her.
Nugent trains with Gulf
Correctional Institute's K9
unit and on his own, work-
mg Amber as much as three
or four times a week. But
that means he has to run
with her, in what amounts
to cross-country running,
because he has to liang on
to Amber's long leash at all
costs.
"I can't let go of that lead
when we're out working be-
cause she's single-minded-
She won't stop .or come
back, and you can't call her
back. .
"I can't keep up with her
any more so I don't work
her as much as l used to or
should," he said.
Captain Ricky Tolbert,
another of the Sheriffs De-
partment K9 unit officers
and investigators, is also in
the class.
Since his canine part-
ner, Hak, is basically with
Tolbert around the clock at
work and at home, Tolbert
is determined to stop smok-
ing for his partner's
health as well as his own.
It should be noted that
no one smokes inside ei-
ther the Nugelit or Tolbert
residences and none of the
officers smokes in county
or city vehicles.
Risk f
so
SOCOnd-hand smoke
There is absolutely no
risk-free level of second-
hand smoke exposure-
That's what the Surgeon
General's report on second-
hand smoke found three
years ago. Even brief expo-
sure can be dangerous.
"Let's worry about the
chemical constituents of
smoke. There's a real p/ob-
lem."
Dr. Helmut Wakeham,
vice president and director


By Marie Logon
Contributing Writer
"Classifscation of to-
bacco as 0' drug should
be avoided at all costs."
- 1974 British American
'lbbacco memo

After three tobacco ces-
sation classes, Gulf County
Sheriff Joe Nugent was
hanging on.
So was his staff.
He and almost a dozen
of his support personnel,
investigators and deputies,
along with other city and
county employees, were
halfway through their se-
ries of tobacco cessation
classes.
And they hadn't lost that
focused intensity they all
brought to the initial ses-
sion, either. They were stB
intent on solving this case of
how to quit using tobacco.
After the second class .
the received theh'
first p pription for Chan-
dica
tix, a prescripton me le
ion use lp peop
quit smoking.
They immediately set
what they hoped to be theh*
individual quit dates and
began planning their strat-
egies.
As reported in an earlier
article (see Solving the Case
of How to Quit: Identifying
the Criminal in the June
18, 2009 issue of The Star),
this local group had several
reasonsforwantingtoquit
smoking and dipping.
Among those reasons,
readily admitted m the first
class, was, that they could
not do their jobs as weH
as they used to in terms of
physical activity.
"I'm 50, and I can't physi-
cally hold up like I should be
able to," Nugent said. "And I
know that 90 percent of the
problent is from smoking."
Harmful even to dogs
"We believe that the Au-
erbach work proves beyond
reasonable doubt that frdsh
whole cigarette smoke is
carcinogenic to dog lungs
and therefore it. Is highly
likely that it is carcinogenic
to human lungs.
(April 3, 1970 ballagher
memobycompanyresearch
manager to the head of Gal-
lagher, Ltd., American To-
bacco's British-based sister
company)
But just as the effects


of research and develop-
ment, Philip Morris, in a
memo to Philip Morris, Inc.,
president Howard "Hugh"
Cullman, explaining that
particles coming out of fil-
ters in the cigarettes were
not a major problem, Janu-
ary 12, 1962
Concerns for one's pet
- or partners, in the case
of police K9 dogs is a nely
tact that recently has come
into play to help people
decide to stop smoking. If
second-hand smoke harms
peoples' pets, they may try
harder to quit.
It's something that very
few people think about,
especially smokers, but is
rapidly becoming one of
the big selling points in the
battle to stop smoking.
New studies are show-
ing that pets get dosed
with poisons froth tobacco
smoke in two ways:.through
second-hand smoke and by
ingesting the actual smoke
particles ivhen they groom
themselves, which is being
labeled third-hand smoke.

Third hand 'ust
I
as had
This new term refers
to the poisons in tobacco
sinoke that reinain on cloth-
ing, fabrics or hair, and are
breathed in or ingested by
the nori-smokers. No one
Imew.
Cats and dogs can get all
kinds of cancer from sec-
ond-hand smoke just like
the rest of the family.
Birds living in homes
with tobacco smoke develop


severe breathing problems.
If people smoke in, the
barn while tending their
horses really not a good
idea for so many reasons -
the horses are also in dan-
ger of getting lung cancer.
Several studies have
emerged over the past eight
years that confirm the dan-
gers of second- and third-
hand smoke to animals.
Dogs in smoking house-
holds have a 60 percent
greater risk of lung can-
cer. Long-nosed dogs are
twice as likely to develop
nasal cancer if th6y live
with smokers, according
to two studies published in
the American Journal of
Epidemiology, 2001, by re-
searchers at'Colorado State
University.
Unfortunately, dogs with,
short or mediunt noses are
not immune to the effects of
second-hand smoke either.
Those dogs, according to
the studies, have a higher
risk of lung cancer.
The CSU researchers
also found toxins from ciga-
ret n kebin Agss' udqee

2008 study at liftss Univer-
sity veterinary school.
In another liftss study,
veterinarians found that
cats whose owners smoked
were three times as likely
to develop lymphoma, the
niost common feline can-
cer. .
And a 2007 study at the
University of Minnesota
showed that cats living with
smokers also have nicotine
and other toxins in their
urine.


But most riotably the
studies showed that cats
exposed to second-hand
smoke are particularly sus
ceptible to a specific cancer
of the mouth because they
groom so much that they
lick and swallow carcino-
gens-from tobacco smoke
that land ork their fur.
What ab t childr ?
OU OH
"Children can leave the
room if they are bothered
by smoke."
Reminded that infants
cannot leave, he respond-
ed, "When they are older,
they can crawl atoay."
Mike Harper, former
CEO, R.J. Reynolds Tobac-
co answering a sharehold-
er's question in 1996 about
smoking arotind children
(Save Lives, Not Tobacco"
the Coalition for Account-
ability Environmental To-
bacco Smoke Fact Sheet, p.
4, 1997)
And the licking of things
is also a heretofore unde-
tected source of smoke car-
cinogens for babies, too.
An article in Pediatrics
Magazine in the beginning
of this year highlighted the
k bi egonhir -ohm
smoke
The article's lead re-

ara er w sd re r
sachusetts General Hospi-
tal. -
Young children, he said,
are particularly at risk
from smoke carcinogens
because they are so likely
to breathe in while in close
proximity to fabrics, or
even to lick and suck furni-
ture and clothing.
But as was pointed out
in the article, very few
smokers surveyed by the
researchers were even
Aware that poisons from
smoking do not disperse in
the atmosphere and sur-
roundings but instead.1in-
-ger on fabrics or hair.

Why is it harmful?
I ,
But why is second- and
third-hand smoke so dan-
gerous?
Second-hand smoke
is a mixture of the smoke
released into the air by







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P .O. Box # 428
Port St. Joe FL 32457-0428

(850) 227-7427

2008 Annual Drinking Water Quality Report

This report will be mailed to customers only upon request and is also available at 2010 County Road C-30 upon request.
We're very pleased to provide you with this year's Annual Water Quality Report. We want to keep you informed about the excellent water
and services we have delivered to you over the past year. Our goal is and always has been, to provide to you a safe and dependable supply of
drinking water. Our water source is: ground water from 2 wells. The wells draw from the Floridan Aquifer.
Our water is aerated to remove minerals and gases then chlorinated for disinfection purposes.
In 2008 the Department of Environmental Protection performed a Source Water Assessment on ou? system and a search of the data sources
indicated no potential sources of contamination near our wells. The assessment results are available on the FDEP Source Water Assessment
and Protection Program website at www.dep state if us/swapp.
We are pleased to repof-t that our drinking water meets all federal and state requirements.
If you have any questions about this report or concerning your water utility, please contact James R. Simmons @ 850-227-7427. We
encourage our valued customers to be informed about their water utility.
Lighthouse Utilities Co., Inc. routinely monitors for contaminants in your drinking water according to Federal and State laws, rules, and
regulations. Except where indicated otherwise, this report is based on the results of our monitoring for the period of January 1 to December
31, 2008. Data obtained before January 1, 2008, and presented in this report are from the most recent testing done in accordance with the
laws, rules, and regulations.
In the table below, you may And unfamiliar terms and abbreviations. To help you better understand these terms we've provided the following
definitions:
Maximum Contaminant Level or MCL: The highest level of a contaminant that is allowed in drinking water. MCLs are set as close to the
MCLGs as feasible using the best available treatment technology.
Maximum Contaminant Level Goal or MCLG: The level ofa contaminairt in drinking water below which there is no known or expected risk
to health. MCLGs allow for a margin of safety.
Action Level (AL): The concentration of a contaminant which, if exceeded, triggers treatment or other requirements that a water system must
follow.
Initial Distribution System Evaluation (IDSE): An important part of the Stage 2 Disinfection Byproducts Rule (DBPR). The IDSE is a
one-time study conducted by water systems to identify distribution system locations with high concentrations of trihalomethanes (THMs) and
haloacetic acids (HAAs). Water systems will use results from the IDSE, in conjunction with their Stage 1 DBPR compliance monitoring data,
to select compliance monitoring locations for the Stage 2 DBPR.
Maximum residual disinfectant level or MRDL: The highest level of a disinfectant allowed in drinking water. There is convincing evidence ,
that addition of a disinfectant is necessary for control of microbial contaminants.
Maximum residual disinfectant level goal or MRDLG: The level of a drinking water disinfectant below which there is no known or expected
risk to health. MRDLGs do not reflect the benefits of the use of disinfectants to control microbial contaminants.
"ND" means not detected and indicates that the substance was not found by laboratory analysis.
Parts per billion (ppb) or Micrograms per liter (pg/1) one part by weight of analyze to 1 billion parts by weight of the water sample.
Parts per million (ppm) or Milligrams per liter (mg/1) one part by weight of analyte to 1 million parts by weight of the water sample.
Picocurie per liter (pCi/L) measure of the radioactivity in water.
2008 Data Table

Contaminant and Unit of Dates of MCL Violation Level Range of Likely Source of
.Measurement sampling Y/N Detected Results MCLG MCL Contamination
(moJyr.)
Radiological Contaminants
Erosion of natural
Alpha emitters (pCilL) 9/2003 N 4.5 4.4 4.5 0 15 deposits

Inorganic Contaminants
scha 0 t(no a

Barium (ppm) 12/2006 N 0.03 0.027- 0.03 2 2 metal refineries;
erosion of natural
deposits
Erosion of natural
delms s chage
aluminum factories.
fluoride (ppm) 12/2006 N 1.8 0.7 1,8 4 410 Water additive which,
promotes strong teeth
when at optimum
levels between 0.7 and

salt water ilitrusion,
Sodium (ppm) 12/2006 N 21 10 21 N/A 160 leaching from soil


Runoff from fertilizer
use; leaching from
Nitrite (as Nitrogen) (ppm) 7/08 N 0.45 ND-0.45 1 1 septic tanks, sewage;
erosion of natural
deposits .

Stage 1 Disinfectants and Disinfection By-Products
Disinfectant or Dates of Met or Range
ntaminant)and sampling VoRa oL DLt d of or or LikelySourceofContamination
(mo./yr.) Results '
Measurement Y/N
1-12/ MRDLG
Chlorine (ppm) 2008 'N 1.18 0.9-1.4 x = 4 MRDL= 4.0 Water additive used to control microbes
. Haloacetic Acids 8/2007 N 11.8 11.8 NA MCL = 60 By-product of drinking water disinfection
(tive)(HAAS)(ppb) 11.9
r ta es] 8/2007 N 15.6 13 7 -- NA < MCL = 80 By-product of drinking water disinfection

Contaminantand Datesof AL 90th No.ofsampling AL
Unit of sampling Violation Percentile sites exceeding MCLG (Action LikelySource of Contamination
Measurement (moJvr.) Y/N Result the AL Level)
Lead and Copper (Tap Water)
Corrosion of household plumbing systems;
Copper (tap water) 9/08 N 0.21 0 of 20 1.3 1.3 erosion of natural deposits; leaching from
wood preservatives
Lead (tap water) 9/08 N 4 b 0 of 20 0 15 Corrosion of household plumbing systems.
(ppb) PP erosion of natural deposits
The sources of drinking water (both tap water and bottled water) include rivers, lakes, streams, ponds, reservoirs, springs, and wells. As
water travels over the surface of the land or though the ground, ittlissolves naturally occurring minerals and, in some cases, radioactive
material, and can pick up substances resulting from the presence of animals or from human activity.
Contaminants that may be present in source water include:
(A) Microbial contaminants, such as viruses and bacteria, which may come from sewage treatment plants, septic systems,
agricultural livestock operations, and wildlife.
(B) Inorganic contaminants, such as salts and metals, which can be naturally-occurring or result from urban stormwater runoff,
industrial or domestic wastewater discharges, oil and gas production, mining, or farming.
(C) Pesticides and herbicides, which may come from a variety of sources such as agriculture, urban stormwater runoff, and
residential uses.
(p) Organic chemical c#ntamisants, including synthetic and volatile organic chemicals, which are by-products of industrial
processes and petroleum production, and can also come from gas stations, urban stormwater runoff, and septic systems.
(E) Radioactive contaminants, which can be naturally occurring or be the result of oil and gas production and mining activities,
In order to ensure that tap water is safe to drink, the EPA prescribes regulations, which limit the amount of certain contaminants in water
provided by public water systems. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulations establish limits for contaminants in bottled water,
which must provide the same protection for public health.
Drinking water, including bottled water, may reasonably be expected to contain at least small amounts of some contaminants. The presence -
of contaminants does not necessarily indicate that the water poses a health risk. More information about contaminants and potential health -
effects can be obtained by calling the Environmental Protection Agency's Safe Drinking Water Hotline at 1-800-426-4791.
In our continuing efforts to maintain a safe and dependable water supply, it may be necessary to make improvements in your water system.
The costs of these improvements may be reflected in the rate structure. Rate adjustments may be necessary in order to address these
Some people may be more vulnerable to contaminants in drinking water than the general population. Immuno-compromised persons
such as persons with cancer undergoing chemotherapy, persons who have undergone organ transplants, people with HIV/AIDS or
other immune system disorders, some elderly, and infants can be particularly at risk from infections. These people should seek advice


about drinking water from their health care providers. EPA/CDC guidelines on appropriate means to lessen the risk of infection by
Cryptosporidium and other microbiological contaminants are available from the Safe Drinking Water Hotline (800-426-4791).
If present, elevated levels of lead can cause serious health problems, especially for pregnant women and young children. Lead in drinking
water isrrimarit>trom materials and components associated with service lines and home plumbing. Lighthouse Utilities Co., Inc. is
responsible for providing high quality drinking water, but cannot control the variety of materials used in plumbing components. When
your water has been sitting for several hours, you can minimize the potential for lead exposure by flushing your tap for 30 seconds to 2
minutes before using water for drinking or cooking. If you are concerned about lead in your water, you may wish to have your water tested.
Information on lead in drinking water, testing methods, and steps you can take to minimize exposure is available from the Safe Drinking
Water Hotline or at http://www.epa.gov/safewater/lead.
We at Lighthouse Utilities Company Inc. would like you to understand the efforts we make to continually improve the water treatment process
and protect our water resources. We are committed to insuring the quality of your water. If you have any questions or concerns about the
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Thursday, June 25, 2009


the (one-mill referendum
in March) and some folks
not knowing if they had
a job. If we can maintain
those sort of grades in
tough times, that is very
impressive."
And the district has
managed the impressive
showing while the state
has kept a steady chop-
ping to the district's bud-
get, making nearly 6 per-
cent in funding cuts since
the beginning of the school
year.
But enough with the
gloom, let those grades
serve as sunshine for the
district at the end of the
2008-09 school year.
Port St. Joe Elementa-
ry and Port St. Joe Middle
schools each maintained
their A grades earned last
year.
In fact, this makes five
of the past seven years
that Port St. Joe Middle
School has earned an "A"
and three years running
that Port St. Joe Elemen-
tary has earned an "A."
Further, Port St. Joe
* Elementary posted an ag-
gregate SCOre Of 594, the
highest score under the
Current grading system
any one district school has
. received.
In addition, the school
was impressive in a key
component of the grad-
ing scale, improvement
by students in the lowest
quartile.
Port St. Joehad some of
the most impressive per-
centages across the board
in .the district, with some
60 percent of students in
the lowest quartile consid-
ered to have made learn-
ing gains. ,
Each school receives
points in each of eight
categories. The highest
possible point total, a per-
feet score, would be 800
points. .
Key components among
the eight apods" are points
received for learning gains
among the students in the
lowest quartile, testing
at least 95 percent of the
student population and bo-
nus points. awarded high
schools for success on stu-
dent retakes of the Florida
Comprehensive Assess-
ment Test. .
Anything over 500
points is considered ex-
.cellent, a reality backed
by the.fact that no district
in the state scored more
than 589 points.
Gulf District Schools
scoredanaggregateof 532
points.
Wewahitchka Elemen-
tary and Wewahitchka
Middle schools fell in line
with their peers, each im-

o geholo er grade to
"Wewahitchka Elemen-
tary School was our big-
gest gainers in terms of
points," Wilder said,, not-
ing the school scored an
aggregate 549 points, the
second-highest in the dis-
trict. "They did a great
job."
Wewahitchka Middle
School entered the year
with, an "A" on the collec-
tive brains of faculty and
students. .
Last year the school
finished one. point shy of
an "A."
"They had a little mo-
tivation there this year,"
Wilder said. "And (prin-
cipal) Pam Lister does
a great job of looking
through, the aggregate
scores and identifying ar-


eas to work on."
Wewahitchka High
School, which was consid-
ered a failing school just a
few short years ago, main-
tained their "C" grade and
also showed improvement
in points nearly across the
board.
"They are steadily im-
proving," Wilder said.
Science is a concern, but
the numbers improved
and they have good people
in science there and we'll
address any issues.
"The thing that is in-
teresting is we have good
staff in place, we have
. good students; the-ques-
tion each year is how do
you reach those students,
what is going to work?
Across the district that is
an interesting part of this
process."
The rub, if there is one
for the district, is Port St
Joe High School, which
fell from an "A" school, un-
usual for a high school, to
a "C" this year.
Statewide at your high
schools, a 'C' is passing,
lots of high schools in the
state would love a 'C', but
we had a school that was
an 'A' school last year and
that is a concern," Wilder
said.
The key to the fall was
learning gains, or in too
many cases lack thereof,
of students in the lowest
quartile.
At least 50 percent of
students in that quartile
must make learning gainS
for critical points, but in
reading just 33 percent of
.such students at Port St.
Joe High School inage suf"
ficient progreSS. ,
This same student
population, Wilder noted,
showed 61 percent making
learning gains in inath and
the high school has the
fifth-highest writing ag-
gregate scores, 91 percent
scoring at or above grade
level, in the state;
Additionally, the high
school put considerable
resources, bringing- in
reading coaches, making
reading a concentrated
effort. across all curricu-
lums and research would
indicate that reading and
writing go hand-and-glove
so the low achievement
levels in reading are a bit
baffling, Wilder said.
"We are trying to look
at it," Wilder said. "These
are the same kids who did
well in thath agd you don't
like to sde that. We even
had the state take a sec-
ond look at the numbers.
"It is not a staff issue.
We have basically the
same staff as last year and
didn't do much differently.

0 g th s t taedn
ers for some reason. We
are interested in finding
out what we have to dO.
Going from a 'C' to an 'A' iS
a concern."
Overall, the district
could only ask for slightly
better science scores at
Wewahitchka High School
and better achievement in
reading among students in
the lowest quartile at Port
St. Joe High School and
six "A's" would be within
reach.
I really thought we .
would have six 'A's', that
was a shocker," Wilder
said. "But when you have
five of six schools improve,
you have to be really, re-
ally proud of the employ-
ees and students of this
district "


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With most of the 4,800-
plus chemicals in cigarette
available to you -through
second-hand smoke, it's
no wonder that second-
hand smoke can quickly ir-
ritate and damage the lin-
ing of your airways. Even
brief exposure can trigger
respiratory symptoms,
including .cough, phlegm,
wheezing and breathless-
ness.
Brief. exposure to sec-
ond-hand smoke can trig-
ger an asthma Attack in
children with asthma.
People who already have
asthma or other respira-
tory conditions are at es-
pecially high risk for prob-
lems from second-hand
smoke. .
Second-hand smoke
can cause Sudden Infant
Death Syndrome (SIDS)
and other health problems
ininfatits and children,
Children exposed to
second-hand smoke are
also at an increased risk
for acute respiratory in-
fections, ear problems,
and more severe asthma.
Parents who smoke
around their children
cause respiratory symp-
tpms and stunted lung


growth in their children.

Smoke free
"It is apparent that the
effects of ETS on others
is now the most power-
ful antismoking weapon
being employed against
the industry." (Phillip
Morris, 1987, Bates No.
2050864094/4097)
A smoke-free environ-
ment is the only way to
fully protect non-smokers
from the dangers of see-
ond-hand smoke. However,
separating smokers from
non-smokers, cleaning the
air, even ventilating build-
ings cannot eliminate the
exposure of non-smokers
to second-hand smoke, ac-
cording to the Office of the
Surgeon General.
Even the American So-
ciety of Heating, Refriger-
ating and Air-Conditionmg
Engineers (ASHRAE), the
pre-eminent, standard-
setting body on ventila-
tion issues in the U.S., has
concluded that ventila-
tion technology cannot be
relied on to completely
control health risks from
second-hand smoke expo-
sure.-


.In fact, operation of a
heating, ventilation and
air-conditioning system
can distribute second-
hand sinoke throughout a
building. Conventional air
cleaning systems can re-
move large particles, but
not the smaller particles
or the gases found in sec-
ond-hand smoke.
The Surgeon General
estimated that living with
a smoker increases a non-
smoker's chances of de-
veloping lung cancer by 20
to 30 percent.
An article published in
July 2005 in the world-re-
nowned medical journal
Lancet indicated that pri_
vate research conducted
by the Philip Morris ciga-
rette company in the 1980s
showed that secohd-hand
smoke was highly toxic.
Yet the company sup-
pressed the findings dur-
ing the next two decades.
So the Surgeon Gen-
eral's report was right:
there is absolutely no risk-
free level of second-hand
, smoke exposure to any
living thing, especially
children, pets and other
people living with a smok-
er.


. Megan Walker and Parker Harris,
both of Port St. Joe, won the pole vault
for last week in a USA Track and Field
Florida Junior Olympic Qualifier in Al-
tamonte Springs. .
Walker and Parker both won gold in
their age divisions and will advance to
the USATF Junior Olympics to be held
in Greensboro, NC from July 27 through
August 2.


Walker, 15, won the Intermediate Girls
,Division for girls ages 15 and 16. Hairis,
18, won the Young Men Division for 17
and 18 year olds.
While not new to Junior Olympics, this
was the first USATF sanctioned event for
both vaulters. They are each excited to
represent their small town in the USATF
national meet.
Good luck to both of them.


will bring in $1,000, second
largest $500, third largest
$400, fourth largest $300,
and fifth largest $200. The
boat with the most pound-
age will receive $250. For
more information call Don
Minchew at 639-2605.


The WHS Class of 2010
will be hosting a flathead
catfish tournament on June
26 and 27 out of Gaskin Park
Landing in Wewahitchka.
Registration will run from
9 a.m. until midnight CT on
Friday the 26th. The entry


fee is $50 per person if post-
marked by June 22 and $55
the day of the tournament.
The tournament will begin
at 4 p.m. on Friday and con-
:clude at noon on Saturday.
An awardspresentationwill
follow. The largest flathead


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Tournament events and parties
and may depart with the fleet
on Thursday evening, or Friday
morning, but the 40/40 has a
separate registration, entry fee,
optional categories, weigh-in
and awards.


40/40 has
a separate
registration,
entry fee,
optional
categories
and awards.


Want to be a sponsor?
Sponsorship opportunities are still available.
For more information, please contact
Chris Miller at 850-233-1633
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July 15 in Gainesville.
An e-mail sent by ex-
ecutive director Dr. Roger
Daring to board mem-
bers on. Monday indicated
that Dearing and another
board member had met
with attorneys to discuss
the issues that arose from
the April 27 decision to
limit sports schedules.
That decision mandat-
ed a cut in the number of
games played by any team
in a scholastic sport other
than football by 20 per-
cent, the aim to balm some
of the pain felt in district
school budgetsacross the
state.


sidered exempting girls'
sports such as softball,
basketball and, in order to
balance the numbers, even
competitive cheerleading
from the schedule reduc-
tion mandate.
But with roughly 43,0()0
high school football play-
ers around the state, the
numbers never could be
brought fully into equal
balance for female sports,
Wilder said the disparity
was.narrowed to roughly
10,000 athletes statewide,
and a Title IX suit was
filed.
In Daring's e-mail, he
wrote that FHSAA board


By Tim lroft
Star News Editor
The board of directors
of the Florida High School
Athletic Association will
conduct a special meeting
next month to consider re-
scinding an April mandate
thatlimitedthenumberof
contests in all sports but
football.
Facing a Title IX law-
suit filed on behalf of par-
ticipants in girls' sports,
the FHSAA appears likely
to rescind its Aprif27 order
reducing in-season games
for all sports but football
when the board meets on


The move was one ap-
plauded by school officials
facing tough budget years.
Arid exempting football
made sense as the pri-
mary feeder of revenue
into high school athletic
departments.
"Football is the genera-
torofmostofthe(athletics)
- funds across the state,"
said Superintendent of
Gulf County Schools Tim
Wilder, one of two superin-
tendents currently sitting
on the FHSAA board.
However, in an effort
to address a Title IX chal-
lenge brought in South
Florida, the FHSAA con-


president Greg Zornes
had decided to call a spe-
cial board meeting next
month and "the agenda for
the meeting will be for the
purpose of reconsidering
the maximum game re-
duction."
Wilder said it seemed
the better course at this
time rather than fight a
Title IX lawsuit that could
drag out over several
years and di-ain tight cof-
fers further.
And any decision to re-
-scind the April decision
must be done quickly be--
cause scheduling for next
year is already underway


and high school athletic
directors need to know the
number of games that can
and can not be playedriext
year.
The concern for Wilder
is that by rescinding the
maximum game reduc-
tion passed in April, ath-
letics such as'junior var-
sity sports could be jeop-
ardized.
"It looks. like we are
going to rescind it and
give all games back to
the schools," Wilder said.
"Some districts will have
to eliminate junior varsity
sports. We are sick about
it."


A Mexico Beach charter
boat captain led the Mas-
ters Division at this year's
Saltwater Classic. Team
Ventafish out of Tallahassee
16d the recreational team di-
vition with 461points.
Captain Chuck Guilford
and Team Koldtogo won the
Master's Division this year
with 238 points.
Guilford is a fourth gen-
eration charter boat captain
from Mexico Beach who pi-
lots the Charisma. .During
tlae tournament, he fished
on the Arrowhead a boat be-
kinging to Langdon Flowers
asfFlower's Bakery.
Flowers was a member
of Team Koldtogo.
This year's. tournament
produced many nety re-
cords, especially in the ju-
niors Division.
Macey Musgrove's 3.85
pound flounder set a new
high mark for the juniors.
Junior angler Judson Up-


Deaton Memorial Trophy
winner. The Deaton trophy
is awarded each year to the
angler who scores the most
individual points.
Once again this year
Century boats provided a
boat as a door prize anglers
entered in the Saltwater
Classic. The 1801 Center
Console Yamaha with a 115.
h.p. motor and a Magic Tilt
trailer went to Alan Whit-
field ofMacon, GA.
The Saltwater Classic
has become a family tradi-
tion for many fishermen and
several families fished as
teams this year.
The Vatter family had
three generations on the
water. Grandpa Dave of
}Vakulla Station fished with
sohJohnandgrandson'lka-
vis of Crawfordville.
The Hope family of Craw-


fordville also brought three
generations to Carrabelle.
Daughter Brittany, who took
fourth place for Black Sea
Bass fished with her mom
and dad, Leslie and Joe and
her grandfathers Dale Hope
of Crawfordville and Wayne
Branlau who traveled down
from South Carolina for the
contest.
Proceeds from the Salt-
water Classic benefit OAR,
the Organization for Arti-
ficial Reefs, Inc. a private,
501(c) (3) nonprofit group of
marine enthusiasts and arti-
ficialreef advocates based in
Tallahassee, Florida. Found-
ed in 1985, OAR serves the
recreational saltwater fish-
ing industry of Florida's Big
Bend Gulf Coast by promot-
ing the professional devel-
opment of public artificial
reefs.


shaw set a record with his
23.25 pound grouper. Ca-
leb Bickerstaff's first place
King Mackerel set ajunior's-
record at 28.15 pounds. This
is Bickerstaff's second big
year in the tourney. Last
year he took first place in
the Black Sea Bass cat-
egory and fifth place for
grouper. 'It'enton Fewox set
a new junior's record with
a 6.6 pound Spanish 1VIack-
erel. Last year he took sec-
ond place for a 1.25 pound
whiting. .
Ben Munroe broke his
own recreational division re-
cord from last year with his
7.5 pound Sheephead. This
year he also won the jackpot
money. Last year he was not
entered in the jackpot. Clay
Cantley set a tournament
record for flounder in the
recreational division with
his 6.15 pound catch.
Steve Petty won the
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quors for his 66.35 pound
Wahoo. This year for the
first time, SeaTow offered
an additional $1,000 for the
biggest fish if the angler
subscribed to Sea'Ibw's
emergency service. Since
Petty did not, the prize rolls


over and, if next year's Big
Ass Fish winner is a Sea'Ibw
customer, he or she will win
anadditional$2,000.
John Buckner of Talla-
has see was this year's Bob


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Manager, Bill Kennedy. PSJ
will be traveling to Bushnell,
FIprida, to compete at the
state level on July 4. The
team will be having fundrais-
ers to help with the cost of
the trip so please watch for
more information,
If you would like to make
a donation, please contact
Sandie Kennedy at 227-2191
or Regina Grantland at 625-
3345.


County on Monday but ral-
lied for a 19-8 victory. High-
land Park survived to play
PSJ again on'Itesday only to
lose again 12-2. PSJ, the only
team with no losses, met up
with Callaway for the cham-
pionship game on Wednes-
day and took the first place
trophy with a 21-5 victory.
."I am proud to coach
such a great burich of kids
and with great coaches," said


The Port St. Joe Dixie
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District 4 Championship on
Wednesday, June 10, in Cal-
laway. Port St. Joe competed
with Highland Park, Frank-
lin County, Central, Bayou
Gleorge and Callaway for the
title.
On Saturday, PSJ played
Blighland Park and came out
with a 14-9 victory. PSJ had
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Bluewater Charity Classic Tournament,
Ron Childs, President of the MBA-
RA, said, "This was a great day for the
MBARA and a very special day in that
we honored.three really great men who
had a de@ appreciation for all the good
things we find in our special place here
on the beach.
"The MBARA is just proud to be a
part of this community and we hope that
our contribution to the fishing,.diving,
boating, and tourism will help this area
thrive and prosper."
Childs emphasized, "I eople have to
appreciate that according to NOAA Fish-
eries Services Report last year fishing
generated $185 billion in sales and two
million j6bs in the economy."
In Florida, recreational fishermen
generated 7.6 billion dollars in sales and
generated 131,000 jobs.
"Building reefs will add to ourdocal
.economy which is built around fishing
and tourism," Childs added.


The City of Mexico Beach and the
Mexiev Beach Artificial Reef Associa-
tion (MBARA) have once agajn teamed
up to build 19tnew reefs off of the coast of
Mexico Beach and Port St. Joe. Using a
$60,000dollargrantfromtheFloridaFish
and Wildlife Commission and $20,000 dol-
lars in matching funds from the MBARA,
the MBARA led an expedition on Friday,
June 19, out in the Golf of Mexico with
the purpose of building new marine hab-
itat that will serve to provide support for
the fish population of our area.
A total of 74 pieces of structure were
used that were built by Walter Marine
out of Orange Beach, Alabama. Two
different types of structures were used-
one being liken Indian teepee and the
other like a cave. Each piece weighs
about 5,000 pounds. The new cave de-
sign is called the Grouper Module and
was designed by Keith Neel of Port St.
. Joe. Keith is the Director of Research
for the MBARA. It is built to resemble
a cave and give the grouper a feeling of


safety and security.
Neeladded,"Withmoreandmorenat-
ural bottom being destroyed each year, it
is essential that we begin to rebuild what
they need to survive and prosper."
This new design will allow the MBA-
RA research dive team to check and see
how this design provides a home for the
grouper that come froni the St. Joe Bay
to the Bell Shoal area and then to the
deeper areas as they slowly work their
way offshore,
Three special reefs were built as me-
morials.
They were the Clay Eubanks Memo-
rial Reef, the M ike. Troinbley Memorial
Reef, and the Stephen A. Cook Memorial
11eef.
These reefs will celebrate the lives of
these three outstanding men who loved
this area in a very special way. Two oth-
er special reefs were the Marquai'dt Off-
shore Classic Reef which was sponsored
by the anglers in the Marquardt Marina
annual event and the Bluewater Outrig-


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to enjoy snow cones, hotdogs,
hamburgers and cotton candy.
The carnival featured horse
back riding on the lawn, face
painting, a dunking booth,
moon bounce, giant slide, bake
sale and silent auction.
Proceeds benefited the resi-
dent activities fund.


To celebrate the final days
of Spring, the Bridge at Bay St.
Joe hosted a Spring Fling car-
nival on June 13.
Area children joined resi-
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We would like to invite
everyone to attend the
first Arts and Crafts Fair
ever held at the Cape San
Blas Lighthouse grounds
during the July 4 week-
end.
There will be vendors
with homemade crafts,
such as art, paintings,
photography, glassware,
jewelry, wood carvings,
stained glass and more-
The will be drinks, hot
dogs and hopefully ham-
burgers for sale.
We will have booths set
up with Tupelo honey, local
history of our turpentine
industry and blacksmith-
ing. In the Keeper's Cot-
tage next door to the gift
shop will be several of our


LOOKING FOR VENDORS
if you have crafts or food that
you would like to sell, we are
still looking for more vendors.
Please call Beverly at te gi
shop any Wed-Sunday at 850- 1,
229-1 151 from 10-6 p.m. or
call 850-229-1094. Beverly's e-
mailiscsblighthouselady2008@
gmail.com.

local authors selling and under 10 will be able to
autographing their books. climb free as long as they
Please come and check haven adult with them.
them out. This will be all going on
And of course there will during Friday and Satur-
be the lighthouse tower. day, July 3-4, from 10 a.m.
You'll be able to climb the to 6 p.m. (ET) and on Sun-
tower for $5 and children day, July 5 from 12 noon to


6 p.m.
Please come and help
us enjoy the first 4th of
July since the tower.has
been opened and our sec-
ond summer since we
opened the new Sleeping
Beauty Gift Shop.


tine, Johanna White, James Kennedy,
David Brittan, Bo Patterson, Lee Du-
ren, Pauline Pendarvis, John Hanlon,
Linda Griffin and Lori Bender.
Businesses: City of Port St Joe,
Kenny Strange- Electric and.Duren's
Piggly Wiggly
Again, thank you all for support-
ing the Port St. Joe Kiwanis Club with
your support; we are able to give back
to the community.
I want to encourage, all of our
members to be faithful in attending
our weekly meeting. If you are inter-


ested in being a part of Civic Organi-
zation, please*consider Kiwanis. The
Kiwanis Club is a group of business
men and women taking part in giving
back to the community. The Kiwanis
Chib meets every 'lliesday at 12:00 at
the Gulf County ARC & Transporta-
tion Building located on Industrial
Road. For additional information,
you can contact Kathy Balentine or
Dianna Harrison at 850.229.6327 or
me at 850.227.6268.
The Kiwanis Motto: Serving the
children of the world.


Jenny Garth-Lanoie
has been deployed to
Kabul, Afghanistan for
the U.S. Army Geor-
gia. National Guard,
Dublin, Georgia, Alpha
Companyl48thBrigade
Support Unit and is
expected to return
after one year's
service in that combat
zone. Jenny graduated
from Port St Joe High
School in 2005 and was
the Commanding Stu-
Jn110 ic rfosentihe
year. She is the daugh-


ter of Brenda and Jim


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hitchka are ready for
summer. Each sister
donated eleven inches
of their hair to Locks of
Love. The organization
makes wigs for those
children with hair loss
that cannot afford to


ger to help other chil-
dren. Savannah said
that they donated their
hair in honor of their
daddy, Mike Harrison,
who successfully fought
Non-Hodgkin's Lympho-
ma last summer during


which time he had hair
loss related to chemo-
therapy. She said her
daddy is doing great!
Good job girls. You look
GREAT!!


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Florida Resolirce Conser-
vation find Development
Council, Inc., (RC & DC)
will be participating in the
2009 Summer Food Ser-
vice Program.during, the,
months of June andJuly.
Nutritionally balanced
meals will be provided to
all children regardless of
race, color, disability, sex,
age, or natiorial origin
during summer 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
'" 8::o-::',thoegr ma
are only approved for geo-
graphical areas of need
where 50 percent or more
of the children qualify for
free and reduced price
meals during the school
year.
thaS em at d se o
provide meals to all chil-
dren, in the immediate
vicinity in addition to
those enrolled in summer
. The following sites will
be participating in the
Summer Food Service
Program: for the Port
St. Joe area Washing-
ton Recreational Center,
located at 414 Kenney's
Road, June 8 through
July 31, with lunch serv-


ing at 12:30 p.m. ET, and
ending at 1:30 p.n\.; the
STAC House, located
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, locat-
ed at 106 Harbor Street,
June 8 through July 31,
w@ a aa a en
8:45 a.m., with lunch serv-
ing 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 (850) 229-1551.
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our Fish Fry on Friday turned out to
be a success, thanks to all of you who
supported our efforts. We do want to
thank all of you who bought tickets
prior to the Fish Fry and for those
who came as walk ups and bought a
dinner. We sold over 300 dinners.
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Thursday, June 25, 2009


Taunton Family Children's Home
main house and gymnasium burned to
the ground on New Year's Eve. Construe-
tion is under way to rebuild the home.
On Saturday, June 27, there will be a
work day, open house and fundraiser at
the home.
Work will begin as early as 6 a.m. CDT.
Volunteer workers are encouraged to
participate. There will be a wide variety
of construction activities. .
Also needed is help preparing lunch
for the workers.. .


Beginning at 4 p.m. CDT, there will
be open house and fundraiser events.
Come join us, take a tour of the children's
home, and enjoy food and entertainment.
Area musician Doodle Hall and other lo-
cal artists will treat everyone to several
hours of beautiful country-gospel live
music.
If you or your group would like to sing,
help prepare meals or assist in any waE
contact David or Abigail Taunton at 850-
639-5031, 850-639-2336 or tauntonabigail@
aol.com.


For years; coloriy-form-
ing bats of St Vincent Na-
tional Wildlife Refuge have
dwelled in the attic of the
old hunting cabin, a wood-
en lodging structure on the
barrier'island near Apala-
chicola. Their twilight de-
parture .patterns. the air
and guano droppings on the
porch provide a distinctive
fragrance. In 2006, Ryan
Barberides of Lynn Haven
built four pole"bat houses
as part of his Eagle Scout
project. He was assisted
by the Bonita Bay Environ-
mental Youth Club and I oy


Scout Troop No. 321in plac-
ing the poles on the island.
Currently the four houses
arejust southwest of the
cabin, and all four show
evidence of use.
A historical renova-
tion of the cabin has be-
guri,. which will displace
the wintering occupants,
a colony of Brazilian free
tail bats. To resolve this
problem, refuge volun-
teers Carl Wolfe and Rae
Ellen Syverson contacted
Joe Reinman, wildlife bi-
ologist at the St. Marks
National Wildlife Refuge.


He encouraged them to
investigate building a com-
munity bat house on St.
Vincent Island. 'the St.
Marks Refuge Association
Inc. agreed to purchase
the materials needed to
build the bat house. A very
generous donation of ma-
terials and labor for the
roof was donated by Bobby
James, Bobby James Qual-
ity Roofing Inc. of East-
point. The four very strong
utility poles sliptiorting the
bat house were donated by
Progress Energy of Flori-
da.


Summer

MOVIES

Summer Movies in
the Park will begin at
sunset and run from
June 4 to Sept. 18 in
Port St. Joe, WindMark
Beach and Mexico
Beach.
Come early and set
up while the sun sets.
Don't forget to bring
your chairs and blan-
kets.
Movie locations:
Frank Pate Park in Port
St.Joeonthegreenjust
past The School of Fish
In WindMark Beach and
on the green at The EI'
Governor Motel in Mex-
ico Beach.


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Mexico Beath


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PG 3, PManunaJoeM "
3: "Twilight," PG-13,
WindMark Beach
9: "Mammh Mia!,"
PG-13, Mexico Beach
16: "Madagascar: Es-
cape 2 Africa," PG, Port
St. Joe
17* "Nights in Ro-
dant/ e PG-13, Wind-
Mark Beach
23: "Happy Feet," PG,
Mexico Beach
30: "Race to Witch
Mountain," PG, Port St.
Joe
31:"BedtimeStories,"
PG, Mexico Beach



Au iu t Jones
and The Kingdom of the
Crystal Skull," PG-13,
Mexico Beach
14:"Firepivof,"Windi
Mark Beach


5 b
4: "Swing Vote," PG,
WindMark Beach
18: "Monsters vs.
Aliens,". PG, WindlWark
Beach


American Red Cross swim lessons are
.
CV01 Oble at the following facilities
Mosley High School pool and Coxpools:
Register by calling the American Red Cross
office at 850-763-6887
St. Joseph's Bay Country Club -Port St Joe
at 850-227-1757
Gulf Coast Community College at 872-3832
Boys & Girls Club at 763-3546 or 763-2076
Naval Support Activity (base personnel only)
at 235-5921
Tyndall AFB (base personnel only) at 283-
3199


Being surrounded by water, the Red Cross filling up fast. .
missiork is clear* teach everyone to swim. The Lessons will be..offered either Tuesday
Central Panhandle Chapter of the American though Fridayor on Saturdays in Gulf County
Red Cross intends to dojust that. The Ameri- starting July 11 for those who cannot make
can Red Cross has been the leader in water the classes dau-ing the week. *
safety since 1914 and continues that tradition The Red Cross offers lessons to everyone,
today. Only the American Red Cross offers from 6 months through adult in towide variety
six comprehensive levels of swimming that ol different levels from beginning through fit-
teach participants how to swim skillfully and ness swimming.
safely. For more information, please call the local
Registrations for the first session already chapter of the American Red Cross at 763-
have ended, but we still have three more to 6587, or to register for classes in Port St Joe,
go. The second session of this year's swim contact the St. Joseph's Bay Country Club at
program will start on June 16, but seats are 850-227-1757.


The Area Agency on Aging -for
North Florida he. announces the
availability ofTunds to assist eligible
households with their home energy
crisis in response to the increase in
temperatures in the following coun-
ties: Bay, Calhoun, Franklin, Gads-
den, Gulf, Holmes, Jackson, Jeffer-
son, Leon, Liberty,. Madison, Taylor,
Wakulla and Washington. To be con-
sidered eligible for this program, the


applicalit must be 60 years of age or
older, theshousehold income must be
within 150 percent of poverty 1816.245
maximum per year for an individual),
and the utility bill for the applicant
must indicate a past due or immedi-
ate threat of disconnection. Other as-
sistance might be provided, accord-
ing to program guidelines, such as
fans, air conditioning repair and con-
nection fees/deposits. For more infor-


nation or to determine eligibility for
assistance, please contact the Aging
Resource Center.'Elder Helpline at
800-963-5337.
The Area Agency on Aging for
North Florida Inc. is a private not-for-
profit organization charged with the
responsibility of administering aging
programs in l4 North Florida counties
through contracts with the state of
Florida Department of Elder Affairs.


Local


hosts summer camp

Taunton Family Chil-
dren's Home will host its
first annual summer camp
beginning July 6, 2009. The
camp will be for two weeks
from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Mon-
day though Friday.
Activities: Bible school,-
soccer camp, music camp,
swimming, beach volley-
ball, miniature golf, crafts,
canoeing, horseshoes, etc.
Lunch will be. provided
for all participants. The
camp is free. However, reg-
istration is required. For
transportation, call 639-
2337 or $39-5031.
Areawide outdoor youth
revival services will be held
beginning at 7 p.m. each
evening Services will be
held outside on the beach
at Lake Mary.
For more inforniatioh,
please call David or Abigail
Taunton at 639-2336 or 639-
5031


MALIA FAIPEA


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I
TC O Cate

For the past four
years, Lisa and Malia
Faipea have offered hula
lessons to the commu-
nity of Port St. Joe.
Each summer, this
mother and daughter,
along with their students,
meet at Frank Pate Park
racunb M nc a"
of Hawaiian dancing.
Now, approaching the
fifth year, we will have a
new home complete with
air conditioning and floor
length mirrors, thanks to
the generosity of County
Commissioner Billy Wil-
liams. He has graciously
offered the use of his fit-
ness center to the hula
school.
"Hopefully, now that
we are in a more comfort-
able location, people will
have a desire to do some-
thing for themselves, like
hula dancing," said Lisa
Faipea.


Children's home hosts work day, open house, fundlraiser


American Red Cross offers learn-to-swim program


Funding available to assist elderly with home energy crisis


B E.-LU T-L I'U L





The C'hristian CONSCIENCE


The Book


ofLife

. When the dawn breaks each
mormng,
Are you thankful for the light?
Do you thank God for
another day, .
And a restful mght?

Are you busy working daily,
Waiting for the Lord's
return?

Do you help those in need,
Do you really show concern?
The e ai'e still many in
ess'
Does your light still shine for
them. .

Maybe you've grown
indifferent
And let your light grow dim '

Many say they know Jesus
But never show they care. '
Think about it folks, when the
book of life is open,
Will your liame be written
there?


: Obituaries


Jesus is Lord and He is waiting
FOR YOU AT:

382 Ling Streep Highland View
Port St. Joe, Florida 32456
(850) 227-1306

on S oroSlhip .mn
ee p1 p ning
Wednesday Prayer 7:(X) p.m.



*

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CHURCH
Michael Rogers Pastor
9:45 AM ................. ...................... Sunday School
10:30 AM ..................................... Fellowship Breakfast
11:00 AM ..................... . ................... Worship
6:00 PM .............................................................Worship
www.faithbiblepsj.net
801 20th Street Port St..Joe 229-6707
Home ofFqith Christian School


BEACH BAPTIST CHAPEL
a 311 Columbus St. St. Joe Beach, PL32456
A LIGHTHOUSE FOR THE LORD
SUNDAY: General Assembly 9:45 2.m. ET* Bible Study all ages 10 a.m. ET
Morning Worship 11 a.m. ET Evening Worship 6 p.m. ET
Tuesday: Choir Practice7 p.m.
Wednesday: Kids for Christ 6 p.m. /Prayer Meeting & Youth Group 7 p.m
"O raste and see that the ord is good: blessed is ibe man that trusteth in Him."
Pharaccept: Inv, rion In us; j rshepiceless yout
wwwheachchapel.org
Pastor David Nichols
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TO KNOW CHRIST AND TO MAKE HIM KNOWN
Please come and meet orir new
Rector Father Tommy Dwyer!
ST. JAME S'
EPISCOPAL CHURCH
800 22ND STREET, PORT ST. JOE
8:00 cmd 11:00 a.m. (EST) Sunday School 9:45
Child Care Provided for at 11:00
www.stjamesepiscopalchurch.org



A Spirit Filled
Outreach Oriented
M 1 0 WordofFaith Church
.
Pastors Andrew & Cathy Rutherford
Welcome you to worship with us: HOME OF THE
Sunday 10:30am POWERHOUSE
Sunday Night Prayer 6pm YOUTH MINISTRIES
Wednesday 7pm
www.familylifechurch.net
323 Reid Ave ~ Downtown Port St. Joe, FL~ 850-229-5433


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Thursday, June 25, 2009


Spiritual understanding comes from two
sources. One is the written word what
we usually call the Holy Bible. The other
source is the Holy Spirit, who opens up the
words of the Bible, to our understanding.
Failure to consider both sources results in a
doctrine that is not Biblical. The exposition
of the Word only has led many into error,
especially on the issue of the two baptisms.
Questions or comments? Send us an e-
mail to the address below.
At the Mexico Beach Christian Worship
Center, we search the Spirit and the
Word, vowing not to neglect either. At the
MBCWC, we don't plead for money or twist
your arm to join. Plan to check us out this
Sunday. Our services begin with a time
of greeting and fellowship at 9:30 a.m. CT
Worship begins at 9:45 a.m. Come early so
you can meet us and enjoy the praise and
worship music led by TJ. We meet and
worship at the Mexico Beach Civic Center
on 105 N. 31st St., behind Parker Realty and
. the Beach Walk gift shop just off U.S.98 in
Mexico Beach.
God Bless,
Pastor Tim Morrill
Mexico Beach Christian Worship Center
timl@jesusanswers.com
http://www.mexicobeachowc.com


e baptism (the physical realm).
Was Jesus baptized with the Holy Spirit
when the dove descended upon Him?
Consider the following: Two brothers,
James and John, came to Jesus asking to
sit one on one side and the other on the
other side in His kingdom. (Mark 10:38-39)
"But Jesus said to them, You do not
know what you ask. Are you able to drink
the cup that I drink, and be baptized with
the baptism that I am baptized with?' They
said to Him, "We are able." So Jesus said to
them, You will indeed drink the cup that I
drink, and with the baptism I am baptized
with, you will be baptized.' "
When this conversation took place,
James, John and Jesus had all been
baptized in water. James and John had
yet to be baptized with the Holy Spirit.
Obviously, Jesus was talking about the fact
that He, himself, had been baptized with the
Holy Spirit.
When Jesus came down to earth and *
took on human form, He emptied Himself of
His own godly power, (See Philippians 2:5-
.11) And relied on the Holy Spirit so that He
could show us how to live as a human led by
the Holy Spirit. If He was not baptized with
the Holy Spirit when the dove came down
then when was He baptized with the Spirit?


What appears to be a conflict in Scriptur
can usually be resolved by looking at the
context of a verse whose meaning is in
doubt. Such is the case with Ephesians 4:4-5
"There is one body and one Spirit, just as
you were called in one hope of your calling;
one Lord,,one faith, one baptism;"
Scripture speaks of two realms the
natural (physical) realm, and the spiritual
realm. -
Failure to understand this concept has
caused many differences in doctrine among
Christian.church denominations.
In John 3:1-7, especially verse 6, Jesus
contrasted being born of a woman (physical
or natural birth) with being born of the
Spirit (spiritual birth).
. So it is with baptism. When Jesus was
baptized, two things happened. He was
baptizedin water by John the Baptist (a
physical baptism). And the Holy Spirit
descended upon Him in the form of a dove.
(Mark 1:9-10) .
If we examine the entire first part of
Ephesians 4, we find that it is all about
the spiritual realm. Therefore, the "one
baptism" that is mentioned by the Apostle
Paul in those two verses is the baptism
with the Holy Spirit. It is by no means
a referedee to the physical act of water


odist Women are hosting a
luncheon at rioon ET June
27 in the Fellowship Hall of
the First United Methodist
Church of Port St. Joe.
The luncheon will fea-
ture Ms. Neysa Wilkins.
Neysa, who has performed
at Opryland USA in Nash-
ville and traveled to Kiev,
Ukraine, to help with home-
less children and orphan-
ages. You will enjoy a lunch
prepared by the UMW and
are in for a treat as Neysa
shares her experiences.
There are a limited
number of tickets, and
they can be purchased for
$10 by calling Ms. Martha
Sanborn at 227-1425 or the
church office at 227-1724.

YOUtil Day
The Youth Department

ive Philadelp urcPrud
be celebrating Children
& Youth Day on Sunday.
The speaker will be Mas-
ter Jakar Sims, a member
of Philadelphia Pri tive
Baptist and an upcommg
-fifth-grader at Port St. Joe
Elementary School. All
children and youths are in~
vitell to come and be a part
of this celebration.
.
YOUth Celebrati0H
Zion Fair youth will be
celebrating their annual
Youth Day on Sunday, June
28, at 4 p.m. Guest speaker
Sister Latria Quinn of New
Covenant will bring the
message: "Youth facing the
crisis of the world." The
Rev. Robert Pierson and
the Zion Fair family invite
everyone to come.


Mr. Charles Ingram, 71,
of Port Saint Joe, passed
away on Sunday morning,
June 21, 2009, at his home.
I)orn in Webb, Ala., on
Nov 6, 1937, he worked at
the St. Joe Paper mill for
41 years. He was the son
of Willie Mae and Wilburn
Jessie "Shine" Ingram of
Webb.
Mr. Ingram had served
in the U. S. Navy.
Survivors include his
wife, Carolyn Ingram,
of Port Saint Joe; one
daughter, Betty Jo
Cooper; and husband, ,
Bud y, of Wewahitchka;
.one son, Greg Ingram,
of Indianapolis, Ind.; two
grandchildren, Caleb
Cooper and Joseph .
Ingram; four brothers,
Jimmy Ray Ingram, Joe


Ingram, Mark Ingram
and Carl Willie Ingram of
Webb; and three sisters,
Peggy Sue Sheppard and
husband, Jimmy, Kathy
Pendarvis and husband,
Wesley, of Panama City,
and Ann Carter and
husband, Phil, of Ashford,
Ala.
He was preceded in
death by two brothers,
James and Johnny Ingram
of Webb.
The funeral service
was held at 3 p.m. EDT
Wednesday, June 24, at
the graveside in Holly Hill
Cemetery. Helay in state
at the Comforter Flmeral
Home from 6-9 p.m. EDT
Tuesday.
All services are under
the direction of the ,
Comforter Flmeral Home.


Sally Madray
Yeomans, age 89,
passed away
Thursday, June 18, .
2009, at her ~
residence. She ..
was a native and
lifelong resident of
Wayne County. SALLY
She was YEO
a member of
,Altamaha Bapthst Church,
where she had served as
a Sunday School teacher
worked with the summer
Bible school program apd
also sang with the choit
She was a homemaker and
lived on the family farm.
She spent many years
. working at Sullivans and
Mooney's department
stores. She and B.L. had
been active members
in the C.C. Riders R.V
Camping Club, And she
was an avid gardener,
accomplished seamstress,
and Imown cook, and loved
horses, dogs and wildlife.
She was preceded in
death by her husband, B.L.
Yeomans Jr.
Surviving are two -
.daughters, Rebecca
Yeomans of Jesup and
Zebe Y.C. and husband,
Jack Schmitt, of Port .
St. Joe, Fla., and his
three children, Debbie,
Michael, and Eric; one
son, James L. Yeomans, of
Jesup, and his daughter,
Cindy Valentine, and
granddaughter, Melissa -
Martinez; a beloved
grandson, Cannon Schmitt,
and his life partner, .
Dana Seitler; one great-
grandson, Beckett River


Settler Schmitt, of
Toronto, Canada;
one brother, Ashley
Madray, of Jesup;
and several nieces,
nephews and
cousins.
- General services
ADRAY were held Saturday,
ANS June 20, at 11 a.m.
. at theAltamaha
Baptist Church, with
the Reverend Jack Lee
officiating. Interment
followed in the church
cemetery.
The family received
friends Friday from 6-8 p.m.
at the funeral home.
Active pallbearers
were David Tankereley,
Ben Surrency, Cary
Currency, Brian Surrency,
Charlie Madray and Caleb
Peacock.
Honorary pallbearers
were the members of the
C.C. Riders R.V Camping
Club.
Memorial contributions
may be made to the
Altamaha Baptist Church .
Building Flmd, 6622
Oglethorpe Road, Jesup,
GA 31545, or Heifer
International, 1 World Ave.,
Little Rock, AR 72202.
The family would like
to acknowledge Health
Department Home Care
Services, Hospice of South
Georgia and caregiver
Joanna Maria Evans.
Family and friends .
may sign the online
register book at www.
howardjonesnobles.com.
Howard-Jones-Nobles
Flmeral Home is in charge
of the arrangements.


M


Mr. William H. Lindsey,
74, of Wewahitchka, passed
away Friday, June 19, 2009,
at his home.
Born in Sumatra,
Fla., he was a resident of
Wewahitchka for most of
his life and had worked as a
carpenter and a roofer. He
loved to fish and hunt and
was a good husband, father
and grandfather. .
Survivors include his
wife, Sandra Lindsey;
his children, William R.
Lindsey and wife, Carol,
Jeannette Gortt and
husbaild, Joe, and Hugh
Lindsey, all ofWewahitchka;
eight grandchildren; eight


great-grandchildren, a
special great-grandson,
Austin Wood; and a niece,
Sandra of Port Saint Joe.
The funeral service
was held at 10 a.m. CT
on Wednesday, June 24,
at the graveside in Jehu
Cemetery, conducted by
the Rev. Eddie Causejr.
Interment followed.
He lay in state at the
New Harvest Assembly of
God Church from 6-8 p.m.
CT 'ILIesday, June 93.
All services are under
the direction of the
Comforter Flmeral Home,
Wewahitchka Branch
Chapel.


FIRST~ UNITED


950) 227-1724
Rev. Mac Fulcher
&tor
Ann Comforter Jeremy Dixon
AlusicD: e oraHoyYouth Mister

DirectorofChildrenhlinistries


Sunky'
Contemporaq Service 9:00 a.m. ET
Sunday School: 10:00a.m. ET
TraditionalYorshty: 11:00a m. ET

u 5 0 p.m. ET
Choir: 7:00p.m. ET


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

COMFORTER SOUTHEALAND FAMILY Risk, Diason, Scholz &
FUNERAL HOME FUNERAL 110# Groom, P.A.
W. P. "Rocky" Comforter' William J. Rish, Thomas S.Gibson, Russell Scht
L.F.D. W W hut Port St. JM Paul iR Groom il
(850) 227-1818 (850) 229-8111 (850) 229-8211


FA~I


Faith BRIEFS


(by OeS Ingram


Big Church Yard Sal9
Achurchyardsalewillbe
held Saturday in the front of
Philadelphia Primitive Bap-
tist Church, 261. Avenue D,
starting at 7 a.m. ET There
will be clothing, household
items, Jewelry, toys, church
hats, furniture,; tools and
nuscellaneous items. Baked
goodies willbe for sale.

905tor Appreciati0H
Victory Temple First
Born Holiness Church,
315, Martin Luther -King
Jr. Blvd in Port St. Joe, is
observing its pastor Elder
Charles Gathers and First
Lady Sharlett Gathers' An-
nual Anniversary through
Sunday.
Nightly services contin-
ue through Saturd and
start at 7:30 a)'
service will Ap at :
a.m.

Dr. Em Hines to visit
Dr. Tim Hines, who has
served for the past 10 years
as alumni instructor at
Brother NorvelHaye's New
Life Bible College, is set to
visit Family Life Church on
June 28-30. .
We encourage you to
come to Family Life Church
on Sunday, June 28, at 10.30
a.m. ET, and Srinday, Mon-
day and Tuesday at 7 p.m.
ET.
Please see our ad in this
paper for directions, or give
us a call at 850-229-LIFE.

800Odist Women
.UM 000
The First.United Meth-


Sally Madriyl Yeomans


Willialm H. Lindsey












PSJ High School Project Graduation a success


Port St. Joe 1-ligh School NJROTC cadets Jonna Ball,
Jcicie Ball, Christina Cordova and Autumn Yokam
attended leadership Academy in St. Petersburg,
Florida along with Lt. Commander Marty Jarosz.


NT 0 0 & 01S O116 Rd
*
Chanted if0ming pf0gram
Four top cadets from the lectures, practical applica-
Port St Joe NJROTC partic- tion labs, physical training,
ipated in an advanced read- etiquette training, survival
ership training program swimming and sail train-
sponsored by NJROTC ing..
Area 7 in St. Peterisburg Successful completion
from June 6-13. Froin the of Leatlerghip Academy
moment they arrived at earned each cadet the cov-
Leadership Academy, along eted Silver Cord. This sym-
with 106 other cadets from bol of leadership is worn
all across Florida, Cadets -with pride and represents a
AutumnYoakum, JacieBall, singular significant accom-
Cristina Cordova arid Jonna plishment. Congratulations
Ball were in for a lifetime of to Cadets Yoakum, Ball,
experiences crammed into Cordova and Ball for their
one short week. outstanding accomplish-
The Academy uses a'n ment-
OCS (Officer Candidate The NJROTC is a citi-
Schbol) format, with initial zen and leadership train-
transition evolutions get- ing program co-sponsored
ting the cadeth'.attention by the United States Navy
and preparing them for the and the Gulf County Board
intensive week to, come. of Edlication. Enrollment is
Overall training included open to all Port St Joe High
a close order drill, person- School students. For more
nel and room inspections, information, contact LCDR
team building, leadership Jarosz at 229-6177.



St. Ph0t'S ARgligan Church
(Traditional Episcopal Service 1928 BCP)

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



fjef El


111 North 22nd Street Mexico Beach, FL 32410
Sunday Worship Services:
8:30 a.m. Traditional Worship
9:45 a.m CST Bible Study
,1:00 a.m. Contemporary Worship .
Open Hearts. Open minds. Open door?*
The ptople Of blite lead illited Itilledist (Illftil
IIsmar Penino
Rev. Ted Lovelace, Pastor Church/0ffice: 648 8820


- r School BRIEFS


Sc st Presbyseries 84ural
508 Sixteenth Street
Port St. Joe, Florida 32456


-


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


Worship roith us at .
Long Avenue Baptist Church
Where Faith, Family &Friendship are forced
Bible Study Sunday: 9:15am
awear worstepser ces Worship: 10:30am and 7:00pm
Sunday School 9:00 AM Wednesday
Morningworshipallages 10:00AM A variety of ministries for all ages beginning at 6:30 pm
adni:rulay
Mid week Bible Study 6:00 PM
'een u istry 6 1601 Lon Avenue Port St. Joe, FL For More
Nursery provided for all services information Call 229-8691


"our church can be your home"


2420 Long.fluenue WortSt. Joe, florida32456
(850) 229-9596
,,., once en, mo re 400, see to nam. aw=*r run. 3 in r"A aff Iasham
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hcS ool News


Thursday, June 25, 2009


BB Kennedy, Preble-Rish-
Ralph Rish, Premier Chemi-
cals, Prosperity Bank, Pro-
visions, Radio Shack, Harold
and Sandra Raffield, Raf-
field Fisheries, Inc., Rish,
Gibson, Scholz and Groom,
PA Paul Groom, Rish, Gib-
son, Scholz arid Groom, PA
- Tom Gibson, Roberson and
Friedman, SassyNails, Scal-
lop Cove BP Scott's Quality
Electric, Shoreline Medical
Group, Southerland Family
Rmeral Homes, St. James
Episcopal Church, Michael
and Nancy Shuler, Gulf
Beaches Fire Department
-David Richardson, St. Joe
Hardware Co., St. Joe Natu-
ral Gas Co., St. Joe Pools, St.
Joe Rent All and Nursery,
St. Joe Shrimp Co., St. Joe
Timberland, St. Joe Towns
and Resorts, St. Joseph's
Bay Country Club, Sunset
Coastal Grill, The Star, Tap-
per and Company, The Ap-
pliance Solution, The Nail
Place, The Port Fine Wine
and Spirit, The Port Inn,
TLC Lawn Service, 'Itask
Design Studio, LLC., Tyndall
Federal Credit Union, Vic
tory Temple First Born Ho-
liness, Vision Bank, Visions
Hair Salon, VMS, Inc., 'Itisli
Warriner, Watson Brothers
Construction, Inc., White
City Baptist Church, Whit-
field Timber Co., Inc., Bo
Williams, Williams Plumbing
Service, Inc., Windolf Con-
struction, Wood's Fisheries,
Stream Clean. Thanks to all
of these businesses and indi-
viduals our graduates were
safe on *Graduation .Night!
Thank You so Much!


In 1985 Project Gradua-
tion began in our community
as a way of not only offering
an evening free of drinking
and driving, but a celebra-
tion with fellow classmates
under the watchful eye of
proud parents. This year's
graduates of Port St. Joe
High School Class of 2009
were transported in style in
two charted Kincaid Coach-
es to Rock It Lanes on Pan-
ama City Beach for Project
Graduation 2009. 80 gradu-
ates and 20 parents spent
the evening and way into
the morning hours, bowling,
skating, playing billiards and
video games, dancing, and
sitting for cartoon portraits.
In addition to food, music,
and games, door prizes were
provided to ALL graduates.
These prizes included many
items that young adults will
need as they continue their
education or begin a young
career. As an added incen-
tive, every graduating se-
nior participating in Project
Graduation for the entire
night was given at least one
door prize.
Project Graduation at
Port St. Joe High School
has always been successful
due to. the generous sup-
portof .ourbusinesscorn-
munity. The parents of Port
St. Joe High School Class
of 2009 would like to thank
these businesses for helping
us provide a special event
FREE of drugs and alcohol
for our 2009 Graduates.
The list of Project Gradu-
ation contributors is as fol-
lows: 5 Star Paint and Colli-


sion Center, A & A Homec.
are, Inc, Allen and Associ-
ates of PSJ, AN Railway,
Anita's Styling Salon, Apala-
chicola Assembly of God,
Arizona Chemical, Babcock
and More, Bayside Florist
and Gifts, Bayside Lum-
ber, Bayside Savings Bank,
Beach Baptist Chapel, Bell
Foundation Co., Blue water
iNet Group, LLC., Bluewa-
ter Outriggers, Bo Knows
Pest Control, Buy Rite
Drugs, Fred and Phalere
Cannon, Cape San Blas Va-
cation Rentals, Capital City
Bank, Captain's Cove Mari-
na, Carpet Country, Cathey
*Construction, City of PSJ
Manager-Charlie Weston,
City of PSJ Clerk, Pauline
Pendarvis, City of PSJ Police
Chief-David Barnes, Classic
Coastal Construction, Inc.,
Clayton Concrete, Coastal
Community Bank, Coastal
Design and Laridscaping,
Coastal Joe Vacation Rent-
als,, Comforter Emeral
Home, City of PSJ Commis-
sioner-Rex Buzzett, City of
PSJ commissioner-Charles
Stephens, Costin and Cos-
tin Law Office, Costin In-
surance Agency, Inc., Cur-
rent Solutions, Decorative
Flooring, Joseph Dilorenzo,
EcoSeascape, Emerald'
Coast Federal Credit Union,
Emerald Waste Services,
Eye Center of North Florida,
FairPoint Communications,
-
Family Life Church, Earn-
sley Financial Consultants,
First Assembly of God of
Apalachicola, First Baptist
Church of PSJ, First Bap-
tist Church-Jerome Barnes,


First Presbyterian Church,
First United Methodist
Church, First United Meth-
odikt Church-Mac Rulcher,
Frank D. May, DMD, ,PA.,
GW Services floating and
Air, Inc. GAC Contractors,
Gloria Gant, Gaskin-Graddy
Insurance Agency, Geri-
Care Assisted Living, Great
Wall Chinese Restaurant,
Gulf Coast Electric Co-op,
Gulf Coast Vacation Rentals,
Gulf County Clerk of Court-
Becky Norris, The General
Emd of the Gulf County!
Commission, Gulf County
Commissioner- Bill Wil-
liamsGulfCountyCommis-
sioner- WarrenYeager, Gulf
County Judge- Fred Witten,
Gulf County Property Ap-
praiser- Kesley Colbert, The
Gulf County School Board,
Gulf County School Board -
Billy Quinn, Jr., Gulf County
School Board George Cox,
Gulf County School Board
- Danny Little, Gulf County


School Board-John Wright,
Gulf County Sheriff-Joe Nu-
gent, Gulf County Superin-
tendentofSchools-TimWild-
er, Gulf county Supervisor of
Elections-Linda Griffin, gulf
Cotmty Tax Collector-Shirley
Jenkins, Hannon Insurance,
Ilriari flill, Kennedy Electric,
Kenny Strange Electric, Inc.,
Kerrigan, Estes, Rankin,
McLeod and Thompson,
Lighthouse Pentecostal,
Lulu's Sweet Expectations,


Mel Magidson, Jr. Attorney
at Law, Miller Agency, Mize
Plumbing, MUST SEE Mag-
azineMarshallNelson;New
Covenant MWO Center, New.
Life Christian Center, NHC
Home Care, Npvak Law Of-
fice, Oak Grove Assembly of
God Church, Pepper' s Mex-
ican Grill, Persnickety, Phil
Collier Construction, LLC.,
Duren's'Piggly Wiggly, Port
St. Joe Lions Club, Portside
Trading Co., Preble-Rish-


RSVPs are needed as soon
as possible. Class repre-
sentatives are:
1980: Dusty May, .
fdmay@msn.com
1981: Joann Freeman
Flanagan, jfreeman81@
hve.com
1982: Mari Harrison,
psjhs1982@gmail.com
1983: Cathy Rish
Woinac, CathyWomac@
aol.comand Marty Russ'
Martin.Russ@VBSchools.
com
. 1984: Leeann Clenney
_Davidson, Davidson1700@
aol.com -
1985: Paula Ward
McChristian, pmchristian
one.recomsis-son-uses
1sse:aegina winiams
Grantland, grantland@
yaltoo.gom, 850-647-6277
1987: Tim Wilder,
wilder@gulf.kl2.fl.us
1988: Trishyarriner,
trish@tapperconipany.com
1989: Trish Warriner,
trish@tappercompany.com
Deadlme is June 12.
Please make checks pay-
able to Trish Warriner and
send to her at EO. Box 280,
Port St. Joe, FL 32457. For
more information, contact
Trish Warriner at trish@
tappercompany.com.
Helpful links:
WindMark Beach Club,
http://www.joe.com/wind
markbeachclub-article
Wheretostay:http://
www.visitgulf.com/
wheretostay.cfm
Facebook event page:
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1.0cal Resident Gibson
N0med to Dean's List
Elizabeth Gibson of Port
St Joe, Fla. (32456), daugh-
ter of Thomas Sandifer
Gibson and Mary Atkeson
Gibson of Port St. Joe, was
named to the Dean's List of
Emory College, the under-
graduate, liberal arts col-
lege of EmoryUniversityin
Atlanta for the 2009 spring
semester.
.. Students must be in the
top 20 percent of Emory
College. or have approxi-
mately a 3.863 grade point
average or higher to be
named to the Dean's List.

1980-1989 PSJ
.
Mig 911001 ROURIOH
Port St. Joe High School
classmates from 1980-1989
andtheirfantilieswiligath
er on Friday, July 3, from
7 p.m. to midnight at
Windmark Beach Club,
on Good Moriling Street
Entertainment will be
provided by Pro Sound
Entertainment .playing
those great songs from
the 80's and hits of today.
Paul Gant's world -farnous
barbecue will be enjoyed,
and a cash bar will be
provided by The School of
Fish, with margarita 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 per couple and $50 for
a family with kids under 12.


ter. Theeventwillbeginat11
a.m. CT, and will be catered
by Gant's BBQ. The cost
for each person is $20 and
should have been mailed to
Dianne (Lester) Semmes no
later than July 20. For more
details, go to www.fairpoint/
~wewa/reunion/ to view the
fliertor e-mail Dianne at We-
wamema@yahoo.com.
Anyone who attended
WHS or would just like to
join classmates and faculty
is welcome to join us. Any
money remaining after ex-
penses have been paid will
be donated to a local charity.


to


850-227-1756
a
Rev. Ruth Hemple
$ Worship Service 10:00 AM
Sunday School 11:00 AM


tus PI


'First Ba tist Church
102 THIRD TREET PORT ST. JOE

,. Bobby Alexander, Minister to Students
New Service Schedule for First Baptist Church
Sunday Wednesday
Contemporary Service ........8:30 am Children's Choir.................6:00 pm
Sunday School ....................9:40 am Prayer Meemg.... ....6:30 pm
Traditional Service............11:00 am Children's Ministry
Awana's 5:00 pm Activities 6:30 pm
Youth Choir........................5:30 pm Youth Ministry Activities...6:30 pm
Youth Groups ..................... 6:00 pm
wwy.fbcps).org


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


Sunday Evening Worship .............6 p.m.


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Washington High
.
Class of '69 Reunion
The Washington High
Class of '69 will celebrate
its 40th reunion on July 4
at Emile Twine Recreation
Park and Gymnasium from
noon until 6 part.

Wewa All CIOSS
ROURIOR
On Aug.1.therewillbean
All Class Reunion for Wewa-
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Local


field, 23, was arrested on charg-
es ofDWLSR.
On 06/14/2009 Courtney Su-
zanne Cole, 22, was arrested on
charges of battery.
On 06/14/2009 Tony Ray Dors-
ey, 33, was arrested for DWLSR.
This is the second time in a week
Mr. Dorsey has been arrested
for DWLSR.
On 06/14/2009 Nichole Marie
Reis Current, 29, was arrested
for DWLSR.
On 06/14/2009 Jeremy Ed-
ward Hysmith, 29, was arrested
for DWLSR.
On 06/15/2009 Olita Lynn Fos-
ter was arrested on a warrant
for failure to pay child support.


On 06/15/2009 Allen Francis
Rodar, 53, was arrested on a
warrant for grand theft auto. It
is alleged that Rodar stole a car
from the Beacon Hill area on
June 9.
On 06/15/2009 Daniella Suza-
nah Persinger, 18, and a white
male juvenile were arrested on
charges of aggravated battery.
On 06/16/2009 Charles Duane
Melvin, 39, was arrested on three
warrants for violation of an in-
junctioh for protection.
On 06/17/2009 Terrance
Dawan Dawson, 21, was arrested
on warrants for failure to appear.
The original charge was posses-
sion of a controlled substance.


within a 1000 feet of a church.
On 06/11/2009 Jerry Thomas
Gates, 65, was arrested on war-
rants from Calhoun County.
- On 06/12/2009 Deputies re-
sponded to a call of a suspicious
person in the Cape San Blas
area. The caller said someone
was hooking a truck up to the
neighbor's boat and the neighbor
was out of town.Deputieslocated
the vehicle several minutes later
and when the deputy attempted
to pull the vehicle over two of the
individuals fled on foot. Besides
the stolen boat there was also a
stolen four-wheeler in the truck.
James Edward Pilotta, 23, and
Timothy Shawn Ward, 27, were


arrested and charged with grand
theft. Several days later the two
that fled, George Weems Ward,
29, and Alvin Glenn Martina, 25,
were also arrested and charged
with grand theft.
On 6/10/2009 Brandy Leigh
Richter Pyne, 25, was arrested
and charged with uttering a
forged instrument. It is alleged
that she cashed a check that was
stolen from a 78-year-old resi-
dent ofPort St Joe.
On 06/12/2009 James D Bras-
well, 42, was arrested on charges
of scheming to defraud and ut-
tering a forged instrument. The
charges were filed by the FWC.
On/13/2009 Travis Irey Whit-


The Gulf County Sheriffs Of-
fece will be conducting vehicle
safety checkpoints and DUI
check points during the month
June 2009. The check points will
be held throughout the county to
include Highway 98 near St. Joe
Beach, Highway 98 and Gar-
rison Ave, C-30 Sinimons Bay-
ou, Highway 71 North of White
City, Highway 22 and Highway
22A, Highway 71 and Westarm
Creek, Highway 71 Dalkieth
Area and Highway 71 near the
Cathoun line,

On 06/11/2009 Alice Lawanda
Clayton, 52, was arrested on a
warrant for.sale of crack cocaine


and Reserve Officer Joey
Miles were patrolling
Deer Point Lake when
they observed a personal
watercraft being oper-
ated that fit the descrip-
tion of one that was stolen
the previous week .off of
Shell Island. The officers
stopped the vessel and
confirmed it was stolen.
The originating agency
took over the investiga-
tion.
Lt. Jay Chesser and
Officer Mike Nobles were
patrolling Econfina Creek
within the Econfina Wild-
life Management Area
and stopped a vessel
that was operating care-
lessly. While talking with
the subjects, the officers
located a cannabis ciga-
rette. A citation was is-
sued for the violation.
Officer Dennis Palmer
received information con-
cerning a subject who had
put what appeared to be
an oversize redfish in the
back of his car. The fisher
was located fishing in a
small boat under the Ha-
thaway Bridge and when
asked, replied that he
was catching sharks. Of-
ficer Palmer then said he
needed check the redfish
in the back of his car and
the fisher relented. The
officer found two over-
sized redfish, for whiqh
citations were issued for
size and bag limit viola-
.
tions.


a female passenger. His
friend, the driver, left with
the female after the vessel
came to rest on shore. An
inspection of the vessel
revealed blood from an in-
jilry and numerous empty
alcoholic beverages. An
intensive search of area
boat ramps and hospitals
eventually located the
driver when he returned
to the hospital to pick up
his female companion,
who had been treated for
a laceration requiring
stitches. Officer Kirch-
inger arrested the vessel
operator for leaving the
scene of a vessel accident
involving property dam-
age and injuries beyond
first aid and failure to re-
port the accident.
The vessel operator
was transported to the
Okaloosa County Jail.
- Officers Pete Rockwell
and Ken White assisted
FWC Investigations with
a single vessel boating
accident involving seri-
ous injuries to an occu-
pant. \'he occupant fell
overboard and sustained
deep lacerations from the
motor prop. The victim
was air lifted from the U.
S. Coast Guard Station


Destiny and transported.to
Sacred Heart Hospital in
Pensacola. The investiga-
tioniis ongoing. -
FWC officers partnered
with members of U.S.
Coast-Guard Station Des-
tin, Florida Department
of Law Enforcement, Al-
coholic Beverage and To
bacco agents, Pensacola
Police and Sheriff Depart-
ments from Okaloosa,
Escambia, Santa Rosa,
Walton, and Bay Counties
during the 2009 Annual
Billy Bow Leggs Pirate
Invasion Festival in the
Pensacola and Panama
City areas to provide high
profile patrols to interdict
disturbances, careless/
reckless vessel operation,
and boatizig under the in-
fluence (BUls) in an effort
to discourage unlawful be-
havior and enhance public
safety. Additionally, emer-
gency medical response
personnel and equipment
to address medical emer
agencies were present:
During the event, officers
responded to eight vessel
crashes one with serious
bodily injury; 32 medical
emergencies six require.
ing advanced care; 19
BUI arrests; three other
arrests including .battery,
grand theft, and leaving a
small child unattended on
a vessel.
Special Agents with
Alcoholic Beverage and
Tobacco addressed sever-


al instances of underage
drinking.
Officer Pete Rockwell
responded to investigate a
single vessel accident.
A preliminary inves-
tigation revealed the op-
erator of a personal wa-
.tercraft lost control and
collided with the Tom's
Bayou Bridge. The opera-
tor was transported to a
local hospital with serious
abdominal injuries. The
accident investigation is
ongoing.
Officer Ryan Nelson
conducted a fishery in-
spection on a vessel in
Destin Pass. The inspec-,
tion revealed an over-the-
bag limit violation for red
snapper. The vessel cap-
tain was cited.
.
WALTON COUNTY
Officer Ken White re-
sponded to a boating ac-
cident involving a personal
watercraft (PWC) with
two occupants that hit the
.Highway 331 Bridge head
on. The occupants suf-
fered minor injuries from
the impact, but were trans-
ported, to Sacred Heart
Hospital for treatment and
later released.
The PWC had- major
damage to its bow. The in-
vestigation is ongoing.
.
BAY COUNTY
Officer Dennis Palmer


Spanish tall sailing ship
Juan Sebastian Eleano out
of port. The ship was visit-
ing the area to take part in
the 450th anniversary cel-
ebration of the founding of
the City of Pensacola.

OKALOOSA COUNTY
Officer Matt Webb con-
ducted a fishery inspec-
.tion on a vessel in Destin
Pass. The inspection re-
vealed undersize greater
amberjack. The vessel
captain was eited-
Officers Pete Rockwell,
Alan Kirchinger and Cap-
tain Mary Stimner joined
members of the U.S. Coast
Guard Station Destin in
response to a report of a
vessel striking the Destin
Bridge with occupants in
the water.
Upon arrival moments
later, the officers located
ari 18-foot Boston Whaler
on shore with one occu-
pant on board. The vessel
sustained significant dam-
age to the port bow and
the port stern area from
striking the bridge. The
lone impaired occupant
eventually admitted to of-
Scers there were two oth-
er occupants, a driver and


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some events the FWC
handled over the past
week; however, it does not
include all actions taken
by the Division of Law
Enforcement.

GADSDEN COUNTY .
Officer Ben Johnson
arrested a subject on an
outstanding warrant at the
Chattahoochee boat ramp
on Apalachicola River.
While checking bank
fishermen at Ochawaha
Creek and Highway 67,
Officer Ben Johnson cited
two subjects for posses-
sion of marijuana and drug
paraphernalia.

ESCAMBIA COUNTY
Officer Keith Clark
checked a vessel as it re-
turned to Sherman's Cove
The vessel owner was
found in possession of un-
dersize king mackerel and.
undersize red snapper. Of-
ficer Clark issued a notice
to appear citation and a
for the violations
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and Randy Webb assisted
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1100
Certificate No. 542
Application No.2009 1
Year of Issuance: 2007
R.E. No. 05364-000R
Descriptionof Property- Lot
10, Block 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.
Name in which assessed:
Benny & Monica Tarantino
All of said property being
in Gulf County, State of
Florida. Unless such cer-
4ificate 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 1st day of June,
2009.
REBECCA L. NORRIS
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT
COURT
GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
:pDon Lk Ray,
June 4, 11, 18, 25, 2009

2502S
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


Thursday, June 25, 2009


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house, which belonged to
Ralph Hobbs and Cathey
Parker Hobbs, was accepted.
The final bid for the beach-
front house at 1403 U.S. 98 was
$550,000, with an additional
commission added to the bid
price.
Mexico Beach residents
Barbara and Bubba Harmon
entered the final bid on the
five-acre Parker estate; how-
ever, the $500,000 bid was ulti-
mately refused by the Parker
family. The bid of $415,000
from an unknown buyer for
the Parker beachfront cot-
tage at 1401 U.S. 98 was also
rejected.


An article in the June 18
Star listed the bid prices of the
properties in the auction. An
* additional commission, which
was not listed in the article,
was added to each bid price.
In addition, the auctioneers
made clear during the auction
that the highest bids on any of
the properties were not sale
prices, but must be accepted
by the seller before any sale
could be finalized,
The Star apologizes for any
confusion or misunderstand-
ing last week's story caused
the Hobbs and Parker families
or the community of Mexico
Beach.


By Marie Logan
Contributing writer

The Parker estate in Mex-
ico Beach remains in family
hands after a reversal of the
June 6 auction.
According to Derrick Bal-
lard of Roebuck Auctions, the
Destiny company that conduct-
ed the auction, the offers on
both the Parker estate and the
Parker beach cottage were not
accepted by the Parker family.
Circumstances changed
after the auction, Ballard said,
and the Parker family did not
accept either bid.
The offer for the Hobbs


1100
Copies of the Ordinance
are available for public in-
spection at City of Port St.
Joe City Hall, located at
305 Cecil G. Costing Sr.,
Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida.
Interested persons may at-
tend and be heard at the
public hearing or provide
comments in writing to the
City Commissioners, City
of Port St. Joe City Hall,
305 Cecil G. Costing, Sr.,
Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida.
Transactions of the public
hearing will not be re-
corded. Persons wishing
to appeal any decision
made during the hearing
will need a record of the
proceeding and should en-
sure a verbatim record is
made, including the testi-
mony on which the appeal
is based. Any person who
wishes to attend and re-
quires assistance may call
the CRy Clerk's Office at
(850) 229-8261, Est. 114.
CITY COMMISSION OF
THE CITY OF PORT ST
JOE, FLORIDA
BY: Mel Magidson, Jr.
Mayor-Commissioner
Attest: Pauline Pendarvis,
Clerk
June 25, 2009

2501S
N CEAOFON
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 hames in which it
was assessed are as fo]
lows:


| 1100
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:
Lena Dukes
All of said property being
in Gulf County, State.of
Florida. Unless such cer-
tificate shall be redeemed
according to law, the prop-
erty described in such cer-
tWicate 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.
REBECCAL.NORRIS
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT
COURT
GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
BY: Donna L. Ray,
Deputy Clerk
June 11, 18, 25, July 2,
2009
2582S
NOPOLCCEAOlFON
FOR TAX DEED
NOTICE IS HEREBY
GIVEN that Crystal I, LLC
the holder of the following
Tax Certdicate, has filed
said certificate for a tax
deed to be issued thereon.
The certdicate number and
year of issuance, the de-
scription of the property,
and the names in which R
was assessed are as


1100
follows:
CertWicate No. 461
Application No. 2009 -7
Year of Issuance: 2007
R.E. No.03951-000R
Description of Property:
Lot Eight (8), Block Four-
teen (14) in Yon's Addition
to Beacon Hill, according
to the Official Plat thereof
on record in the Office of
the Clerk of Circuit Court
of Gulf County, Florida.
Name in which assessed:
William Coleman Smith
All of said property being
in Gulf County, State of
Florida. Unless such cer-
tificate 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 15th
day of July, 2009.
Dated this 4th day of June,
2009.
REBECCA L. NORRIS
CLERK OF THE CIRCUS
COURT
GULF COUNTY FLORIDA
BY:pDon el.k Ray,
Ju 11, 18, 25, July 2,

2675S
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT,
OF THE FOURTEENTH
JUDICIALCIRCUITINAND
FOR GULF COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CiVIL ACTION
TAYLOR, BEAN AND
WHITAKER MORTGAGE
CORPORATION,


1100
2579S
PUBLIC NOTICE
The Port St Joe Redevel-
opment Agency will hold a
community meeting re-
garding PSJRA boundary
expansion on Thursday,
June 25th,,2009, 5:30 pm
(edt) at the Washington
I-ligh School Gym, 414
Kenny Street, Port St Joe
FL 32456. The public is in-
vked to attend and partici-
pate. -
June 11, 18, 25, 2009
2580S
NOTICE OF
APPLICATION
FOR TAX DEED
NOTICE IS HEREBY
GIVEN that Crystal I, LLC
the holder of the following
Tax Certificate, has file
said certificate for a tax
deed to b d th
e issue ereon.
The certificate number and
year of issuance, the de
so p oend e proCh
was assessed are as
Tollows:
Certificate No. 154
App licationNo.2009-5
Ye of Iss 2007
ar uadce:
R.E. No.01526-001R
DesaiptionalProperty
rMMrEoThEe NME 1 ofTE
S ut g
Gulf County, Florida,
thence run East 424 feet,
for the POINT OF BEGINN-
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
tum left and run North for
335 feet to the POINT OF
BEGINNING, same lying


ANNOUNCEMENTS
1100 Legal Advertisino
1110 Classified Nolices
1120 Pubilc Notices/
Announcements
AdoptioAnds
1150 P sponaIss
1160 Lost
1170 Found *
,
aa -
1100
2712
PUBLIC NOTICE
NOTICE IS HEREBY
GIVEN that the CRy Com-
mission of the City of Port
St. Joe, Florida, at its
meeting on the 7th day of
July, 2009 at 6:00 P.M.,
EDT, in the regular Com-
mission meeting room at
the Municipal Building,
Port St. Joe, Florida, will
consider for final adoption
an Ordinance whh the fol-
lowing title:
AN ORDINANCE OF THE
CITY OF PORT ST. JOE,
FLORIDA AMENDING AR-
TICLE 5 OF THE LAND
DEVELOPMENT REGUI.A-
TIONS, PROVIDING FOR
WATER EFFICIENT LAND-
I IGG ENS
Ti NPGROV ING FOR
REQUIREMENTS, PRO.
VIDING FOR WATER USE
PROVIDING FOR IRRIGA'
TION SYSTEM MINUTE
NANCE, REPEALING ALL
ORDINANCES IN CON-
FLICT HEREWITH, PRO-
VIDING FOR SEVERA-
BILITY AND PROVIDING
FOR AN EFFECTIVE,
DATE


1100
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. 712 .
Application No. 2009 2
Year of issuance: 2007
R.E. No. 06345-058R
Description of Property:
Lot 1, SUMMERSANDS
Subdivision, as recorded
in Plat Book 5, Page 64, of
the Public Records of Gulf
County,,Florida. ,
Name in which assessed:
Booth Holdings Booth
Trust, LLC
All of said property being
in Gulf County, State of
Florida. Unless such cer-
tWicate shall be redeemed
according to law, the prop-
erly described in such cer-
tificate will be sold to the
highest bidder in the front
Lobby of the Guf County
Courthouse,1000CeciiG.
Costing, Sr. Blvd., Port St.
Joe, Florida at 11:00 AM,
E.T., Wednesday, the 8th
day of July, 2009. -
Dated this 1st day of June,
2009.
REBECCA L. NORRIS
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT
GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
BY: Donna L. Ray,
eputy Clerk
June4,11,18,25,2009


1100
and being in Section 4,
Township 4 South, Range
10 West, and also known
as Tract No. 3 of Area "G"
of Stone Creek Acres, an
unrecorded plat, contain-
ing 1 1/3 acres, more or
less.
.
Name in which assessed:
Allen & Crystal Linton
All of said property being
in Gulf County, State of
Florida. Unless such cer-
tificate 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 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
2581S
NOTICE OF
APPLICATION
FOR TAX DEED

GOVE Ehat ryshlELT
ed i tthe
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.552
Application No. 2009 6


1100
NOTICE IS 'HEREBY
GIVEN that Crystal I, 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 asse sed, 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 Plat thereof on file in
the Office of the Circut
Court Clerk, Gulf County,
Florida.
Name in which assessed:
James Buie
.
All of said property being
in Gulf County, State of
Florida. Unless such cer-
tif icate 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.
Co tin,10 aB dl\:

E.To Je e2s0d0a9y, the 8th
"
Dated this 1st day of June,
2009
REBECCAL.NORRIS
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT
COURT
GULF COUNTY FLORIDA
BY: Donna L. R
De Clerk ay'
June 4, 11, 18, 25, 2009.


2503S


Local











vs.
WILBUR BROOKE MILES,
SANDRA MILES, SUNSET
INNTSE AT MSEEOCLUD
ASSOCIATION, INC., UN-
O N


CASE NO.08-556-CA
NOTICE OF SALE PUR-
SUANT TO CHAPTER 45
NOTICE is given pursuant
01 J 88
08-556-CA, of the Circuit
Court of the Fourteenth Ju-
I C cnut 10 d,
which CAPITAL CITY
BANK is the Plaintiff and
WILNBDU BROOSKEdM ,
SET POINTE AT SE-
CLUDED DUNES
HOMEOWNERS ASSOCl-
Ae d0a tsPI i ree teo Dee
highest and best bidder for
pash at the front lobby
door of the Gulf County
CourthCouse m Port .aJo
11:00 a.m. on July 16,
2009, the property set forth
. in the Final Judgment of
Foreclosure and more par-
ticularly described as fol-

m 0 an
h

run South 0 degrees 18
minutes 355secondsh necse
run North 89 degrees 41
minutes 25 seconds West
103F6 OEG Nr eTP e
antir autNorth2589s2
West 100 feet; thence run
So th305degre)ens 8
359.20 feet, more or less,
to the North right of way
line of County Road 30-E;
thence run South 82 de-
grees 2Tminutes 33 sec-
onds East 100 feet, more
or less, to a point that
bears South 0 degrees 18
minutes 35 seconds West
from the Point of Beginn-
ing; thence North 0 de-
grees 18 minutes 35 sec-
onds East 371.65 feet to
the Point of Beginning.
ALSO KNOWN AS Lot 10
FIRR TS RETIONSaHnOuREeS
corded plat.


e a)e fr tNh ro

r ue sr 6
within sixty days.after the
sale.
DATED: June 8, 2009.
REBECCA L. NORRIS
Clerk of the Circuit Court
BY: Jasmine Hysmith
Deputy Clerk
Garvin B. Bowden, Esq,
Gardner, Bist, Wiener'
Wadsworth & Bowden RA.
1300 Thomaswood Drive
Tallahassee, Florida 32308

JuneS8, 25, 2009
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
U D


CHASE HOME FINANCE
LLC,
Plaintiff,
,
vs. -
MICHAEL L. HERIDGE
MORTGAGE \ ELEC-
TRONIC REGISTRATION
SYSTEMS INCORPO-
RATED AS NOMINEE FOR
AMNET MORTGAGE,
INC., DBA AMERICAN
MORTGAGE NETWORK
OF FLORIDA; UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF MICHAEL L.
ETHERIDGE; JOHN DOE;
JANE DOE AS UNKNOWN
TENANT(S)INPOSSES-
SION OF THE SUBJECT
PROPERTY
Defendants.
QASE NO.:
23-2008-CA-000126
.
NOTICE OF
FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY.
GIVEN pursuant to a Final
Judgment of Foreclosure
dated the 8th day of June,
2009, and entered in Case
No. 23-2008-CA-000126, of
the Clrcuit Court of the
14th Judicial Circuit, in
and for Gulf County, Flor-
ida, wherein CHASE
HOME FINANCE LLC is
the Plaintiff and MICHAEL
L. .ETHERIDGE: MORT-
GAGE ELECTRONIC REG-
ISTRATION SYSTEMS IN-
CORPORATED AS NOMI-
NEE FOR AMNET MORT-
GAGE, INC., DBA AMERI-
CAN MORTGAGE NET
WORK OF FLORIDA; UN-
KNOWN SPOUSE[OF MI-
CHAEL L. ETHERIDGE;
JOHN DOE; JANE DOE,
AS UNKNOWN
TENANTS) IN POSSES-
SlON OF THE SUBJECT
PROPERTY are Defend-
ants. I will sell to the high-
est and best bidder for
cash at the FRONT LOBBY
OF COURTHOUSE at the
Gulf County Courthouse in
Port St. Joe, Florida, at
11:00 a.m. on the 16th day
of July, 2009, the following
described property as set


forth in said Final Judg-
ment, to wit:
LOT THREE (3), BLOCK
THREE (3), BURGESS
CREEK SUBDIVISION, AS
PER PLAT ON FILE IN
PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE 49,
PUBLIC RECORDS OF
GULF COUNTY FLORIDA.
ANY PERSON CLAIMING
AN INTEREST IN THE
SURPLUS FROM THE
SALE, IF ANY, OTHER
THAN THE PROPERTY


Fort Lauderdale, Florida
33309
Telephone: (954) 453-0365
Facsimile: (954) 771-6052
Toln Free: 1-8020-4401d438
2731S -




CASE NO. 09-41 PR
IN PROBATE
IN RE: The Estate of
TOMMIE L. CLEMENS,

ETOCREDITORS
TO ALL PERSONS HAV-
IMNAGNDSM SIN DH
ABOVE ESTATE. "

teatadministradMn ALe
CLEMENS, deceased, File
Number 09-419 PR is
ending in the Circuit
foPrrobG D
the address of which is
Gulf County Courthouse
Probpte Division, 1000
Cecil GP Cost Sr. BouFe-
9 r4p6. The name and ad-
drdss of the personal rep-
resentative and thAt per-
sonal representative's at-
torney are set forth below.
ALL INTERESTED PER-
ANS ARE NOTIFIED
All creadntorsotoferthpedeoc
having claims or demands
agai t em sot
notice is served within
three months after the date
tohftheotfirstpu ic he
c N hE ERC
THREE MONTHS AFTER
THE OF T FTRH
NOTICE OR THIRTY DAYS
AFTER THE DATE OF
SERVICE OF A COPY OF
THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other credRors of the
decedent and persons
having claims or demarids
against the estate of the
decedent must file their
claims with this Court
WITHIN THREE MONTHS
AFTER THE DATE OF-THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE.

ALNDCS S SAONDFILDE
REDBE FOREVER

to foft sN ti b
une inal Opresebtative:

KAY F REED
716 Gulf Aire Drive

r y fo r n 16Rep-
nM S GIBSON
RISH, GIBSON, SCI-iOLZ
& GROOM, RA..
116 Sailor's Cove Drive
R O. Box 39 -
Port St. Joe, Florida 32457
(850) 229-8211
FL BAR NO. 0350583
June 18, 25, 2009


20F3 HE T URT
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND
ORdDGULF COUNTY,
TAL CITY BANK,
'
VS
.
KENNETH 1 WERK, JR
A/K/A KENNETH THOMAS
WERKT JR., Wlls(DMARK
BEACH COMMUNITY AS-
SOCIATION, INC and
UNKNOWN TENAN S)
Defendants '
CASE NO. 09-14-CA
NOTICE OF
SALE PURSUANT
TO CHAPTER 45
NOTICE t
t Firjgi pursuan
Foo acI ure dated June 8
20re os in Case No'
09-1 CA, of the Circuit
Court of the Fourteenth Ju-
dicial Circuit in and for
Gulf County Floridain
which CAPITAL CITY
BANK is the Plaintiff -and
KENNETH T. WERK, JR
A/K/A KENNETH THOMAS
WERK JR and
WINDIMARK BEACH COM-
MUNITY ASSOCIATION
INC. are the Defendants, I
ill sell to the highest and
est bidder for cash at the
Front Lob door of the
GulfCounbyCourthouse in
Port St. Joe, Gulf County
Florida at 11:00 a.m. on
Jul 200 th
t f h in t9,e F o dy
se t of Fo clo 9
men rt ul re dne
morbeed a follows 7
Lot 5, Block 6, Fisherman's
Village North at Windmark
,Beach, according to the
ma plat thereof as re-
corpdeodr in Plat Book 6
P ) 16-19, Public Rec'
orads f Gulf County, Flor-
id a.
An cla an in-
terestpTothe s s from
the sale, if an other than
the rty wner as of
the pdmpeof the lis end
ens, must file a plair
within sixty (60) days after
th ales e. .
DATED: June 9, 2009


REBECCA L. NORRIS
Clerk of the Circuit Court
BY: Jasmine Hysmth
Deputy Clerk
Garvin B. Bowden, Esq
Gardner, Bist, Wiener,
Wadsworth & Bowden RA.
1300 Thomaswood Drive
Tallahassee, Florida 32308
une 18, 25, 2009
2734S
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE 14TH JUDICIAL.
CIRCUIT,' IN AND FOR
GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA


nal Judgment, to-wit:
LOT 11, BLOCK 7, WARD
RIDGE FLORIDA UNIT
TWRO, AM DIVISION AS
THEREOF RECORDED IN


DTR K LI

y nrs ec nus
the sale, if any, other than
the draopeo t ni n
ens, must file a claim
within 60 days after the

Dated this 9th day of June,
'
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: Jasmine Hysmith
Deputy Clerk
IN ACCORDANCE WITH
THE AMERICANS WITH
DISABILITIES ACT, per-
sons with disabilities need-
mgna special ccomm a-
COURT ADMINISTRA-
TION, at the GULF County
Courthouse at'
-8 0, vi DF ri
Relay Service.
LAW OFFICES OF DAVID
J. STERN, RA
9000 SOSU HP ISLAND
PLANTATION, FL
41T,2009


NF2T HEECIRCHUITUCOCURT
CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
LF CO O FLORIDA
COUNTRYWIDE HOME
LOANS,1NC.,
Plaintiff,
vs.

RINC D DOAVd; UONF
RICHARD R DAVIS; UN-
KNOWN TENANTSS). IN
POSSESSION OF THE
SUBJECT PROPERTY,
Defendant
CASE NO.:
23-2008-CA-000470
NOTICE OF FORECLO-
SURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY
GIVEN pursuant to a Final
eat oh dForecImure

n 7 o
4eTHQrcu ci utir it

O n U N
the I tiffRUN9CH

DAVIS; : UNKNOWN
TENANTSS; JOHN DOE;
JANE DOE ASN WSN

ROONPEORFTYgEreSUd eEnCdT
ants. I.will sell to the high-
est and best bidder for
cash at the FRONT LOBBY
OF COURTHOUSEat the
Gulf County Courthouse in
Port St. Joe, Florida, at
11:00 a.m. on the 30th day
of July, 2009, -r.e 1.:.11.:,w.rug
described property as set
t, t it Final Judg-
t


west Quarter of the South-
west Quarter of Section
32, Township 5 South'
Range 11 West and run
West for 400.feet to the
West side of County Road,
thence run South 780 feet
to the Point of Beginning,
thence run West 150 feet'
thence South 180 feet,
tl\ence run East 150 feet,
thence run North 180 feet
to the Point of Beginning,
same lying and being in
Section 31, Township 5
South, Range 11 West.
TOGETHER WITH A MO-
BILE HOME
VIN#13703158
R.R DECAL#
0477173131A
VIN#13703159
R.P. DECAL#
0477173131B
YEAR MANUFACTURED:
1977
.DIMENSIONS: 23.5 X 56.3
WHICH IS AFFIXED AND
ATTACHED TO THE LAND
AND IS1PART OF THE
REAL PROPERTY
WHICH, BY INTENTION
OF THE PARTIES AND
UPON RETIREMENT OF
THE CERTIFICATE OF Ti-
TLE AS PROVIDED IN
319.621 FLA. STAT.,
SHALL CONSTITUTE A
PART OF THE REALTY
AND PASS WITH IT.
ANY PERSON CLAIMING
AN INTEREST IN THE
SURPLUS FROM THE
SALE, IF ANY, OTHER
THAN THE PROPERTY
OWNER AS OF THE DATE
OF THE LIS PENDENS
'MUST FILE A CLAIM
WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER
THE SALE.
In.accordance with the
Americans wth Disabilities
Act of 1990 (ADA), disa-
bled persons who, be-
cause of their disabilities'
need special accommoda-
tion to participate in this
proceeding should contact
the ADA Coordinator at
1000 5th Street, Port St.
Joe, FL 32456 or Tele-
phone (850) 229-6113
priorto such proceeding.


Dated this 9th day of June,
2009.
Rebecca Norris
Clerk Of The Circuit Court
By: Jasmine Hysmith
Deputy Clerk
Law Office of Marshall C.
Watson
1800NW49thStreetSuite
120


CIVIL DIVISION
COUNTRYWIDE HOME
LOANS, INC.,
Plaintiff,
vs.



T A E ST O
DMEARSICA'SN IONLEEE
SALE LENDER JUDY
N TWSNONSPO EO
JUDY LAMBERSON TAY

EAN )N ON NS S
SIROONPEORF THE SUBJECT
Defendants,
CASE NO.:
23-2008-CA-000549
NOTICE OF FORECLO-
SURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY
GI Nepursu t trecao r
dated the 8th day of June,
2009, and entered in Case
No. 23-2008-CA000549, of
4eTHCkcu cPaPCdirc itt
and for Gulf County, Flor-
ida, wherein COUNTRY-
WIDE HOME LOANS,.
INC. is the Plaintiff and SU-
GTGE EM C ROE
ISTRATION SYSTEMS IN-
CO NOEREATED, ASFOR
ER C 'SS 3E


JUDY LAMBERSON TAY-
LOR; UNKNOWN SPOUSE
OF SUSAN LAMBERSON,
JOHN DOE; JANE DOE

NANT(S) INUNONSOWSN
SIROON ORF THEreS d nT
ants.al willbsee to tdh hig

cashCaOthe FROOUNSTELOtBt
Gulf Coun Courthouse in
Port St. Jte, Florida, at
the 16th d
11:00 a.2 OTthe followiay
a y, ng
described property as set
forth in said Final Judg-
men,

ASH RES CK O
BEACH UNIT #3 AC-
CORDING TO HT B
TH EOF RECORDS OF
GULF COUNTY FLORIDA.

N IN NTCLAIM G
L AFNRYOMOT R
HWANERTHSLETPROPERTY

MUTSHTN 0 DAYAS CFT
TH SALE.


ber d9 a
bled persons who because
of their disabilities, need
special accommodation to
participate in this proceed-
ing should contact the
ADA Coordinator at 1000
5th Street, Port St. Joe, FL
32456 or Telephone (850)
429-6113 prior to such
proceeding.
this 9th day of June,-



e eer rcuit Court
Duene 8 ,k2009
2742S
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE 14TH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
GULF COUNTY FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
U.S. BANK NATIONAL AS-
SOCIATION, AS TRUS-
TEE, FOR THE BENEFIT
OF HARBORVIEW 2005-12
TRUST FUND,
Plaintiff, ,
vs.
CAROL F. KNOUSE;
MORTGAGE ELEC-
TRONIC REGISTRATION
SYSTEMS INCORPO-
RATED, AS A NOMINEE
(FOR AMERICA'S WHOLE
SALE LENDER; UN-
KNOWN SPOUSE OF
CAROL F. KNOUSE;
JOHN DOE; JANE DOE
AS UNKNOWN
TENANTS) IN POSSES-
SION OF THE SUBJECT
PROPERTY,
Defendants.
CASE NO.:
23-2008-CA-000503
NOTICE OF FORECLO-
SURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY
GIVEN pursuant to a Final
Judgment of .Foreclosure
dated the 8th day of June,
2009, and entered in Case
No. 23-2008-CA-000503, of
the Circuit Court of the
14TH 'Judicial Circuit in
and for Gulf County, Flor-
ida, wherein U.S. BANK
NATIONAL ASSOCIAT10N,
AS TRUSTEE, FOR THE
BENEFIT OF HAR-
BORVIEW 2005-12 TRUST
FUND is the Plaintiff and
CAROL F. KNOUSE;
MORTGAGE ELEC-
TRONIC REGISTRATION
SYSTEMS, INCORPO-
RATED, AS A NOMINEE
FOR AMERICA'S WHOLE-
SALE LENDER; UN-
KNOWN SPOUSE OF
CAROL F. KNOUSE;
JOHN DOE; JANE DOE


AS UNKNOWN
TENANTS) IN POSSES-
S10N OF THE SUBJECT
PROPERTY are defend-
ants. I will sell to the high-
est and best bidder for
cash at the FRONT LOBBY
OF COURTHOUSE at the
Gulf County Courthouse in
Port St. Joe, Florida,. at
11:00 a.m. on the 16th day
of July, 2009, the following
described property as set
forth'in said Final Judg-
ment, to wit:
LOT 4, BLOCK E, MONEY


Plaintiff,
vs.
ELIPHETE YACINTHE, et
Defendantss.


C 3S I NO .: 2 3 2 0 0 9 CA
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: THE UNKNOWN
CON EOF ELIPHETE
LAST KNOWN ADDRESS:
1A2TESVBL CS2 E77
CURRENT ADDRESS: UN-
KNOWN
ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN
PARTIES CLAIMING BY,
THROUGH, UNDER, AND
AGAI TT D DRUE
DEFENDANTS) WHO ARE
NOT KNOWN TO BE
DEAD OR ALIVE,
NHO PARST MU
CLAIM AN INTEREST AS
SPOUSE, HEIRS, DEV(-
SEES, GRANTEES, OR
OTHER CLAIMANTS
LAST KNOWN ADDRESS:
UNKNOWN
CURRENT ADDRESS: UN-
KNOWN
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that

ortag ot Illwing
pRr in GULF County,
UNIT 4, EAGLE LANDING
SUGBDIVOSITOHN, AMCCPORODR
PLAT THEREOF AS RE-
CORDED IN PLAT BOOK
UCPARGEEdlR TOHFEGPUU
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
has be6n filed against you
andeyoumam requwedwr
ten defenses within 30
days after the first publica-
tion, if any, on Florida De-
fault Law Group, RL.,
PlairitEs attorney, whose
address is 9119 Corporate
Lake Drive, Suite 30Q,
Tampa, Florida 33634, and
file the original with the
Gourt ether before service
on Plaintiffs attorney or im-
mediately thereafter; other-
wise a default will be en-
tered against you for the
rCe fpldi o pde ioin the
This notice shall be pub-
once a w or two


WITNESS my hand and
s aldo th ecurt on
Rebecca L. Norris, Clerk
Clerk of the Court
By:DJas ne H(ksmith
Florida Default Law Grou ,
P.I. ,
P.O. Box25018
Tampa, Florida
33622-5018
FO90378 $ s
,
See Americans with Dis-
abilities Act
in accordance with the
Americans with Disa lies

special accommodation to
i c G d-

June 18, 25, 2009
2676S
IN THE FOURTEENTH JU-
DICIAL. CIRCUIT IN AND
FOR GULF COUNTY,
FLORIDA
COASTAL cpMMUNITY
BANK,
Plaintiff
vs.
WILUAM R. ANTLEY and.
DARLENE ANTLEY,
Defendants.
CASE NO.: 08-581-CA
NOTICEOFSALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY
GIVEN pursuant to a De-
fault Final Judgment of
Foreclosure dated June 8,
2009,andenteredinCivil
Action No. 08-581-CA of
the Circuk Court of the
Fourteenth Judicial Circuit
in and for .Gulf County,
Florida, wherein the parties
were the .plaintiff,
COASTAL COMMUNITY
BANK; and the defend-
antsFWILLIAM. R. ANTLEY
and DARLENE ANTLEY I
will sell to the highest and
best bidder fir cash, at
11:00 a.m. (Eastern Time)
on the 9th daiy of July,
2009, at the front door of
the Gulf County Court-
house, Port St. Joe, Flor-
ida, the
following-described real
property as set forth in
said Final. Judgment of
Foreclosure:
Lot 7, Block "A", Seashore
Subdivision, according to
the plat thereof, recorded
in Plat Book 3, Page 35, of
the Public Records of Gulf
County, Florida.
The successful bidder at
the sale will be required to
place the requisite state
documentary stamps on
the Certificate of Title.
DATED this 8th day of
June, 2009.
HON. REBECCA L. NOR-
RIS


CLERK OF COURT
By: Jasmine Hysmith
Clerk/Deputy Clerk
June 18, 25, 2009
26788
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE FOURTEENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND
ORRIDGULF COUNTY,
CAPITAL CITY BANK '
Plaintiff,


I


8B THE S ,


BAYOUMSAUPBDIVISIONP AS
THEREOF RECORDED IN
THE PUBLIC s RECORDS
OFAGULFPC NB 0
PAGE 49.


R L R O TM E

TWANNERTAHSEOF HOE
OF THE LIS PENDENS
M TN OL AYAS AFT
THE SALE.

ar wineD ill e
A dofd990 (ADA) disa-
cause of their disabilities,
need special accommo-
dation to participate in this
proceeding should contact
th0e A dinator at
Joe, FL 32456 or tele-
phone (850) 229-6113
prior to such proceeding.
Dated this 8th day of June,
2009,
Rebecca Norris
rk Ofm rcuithCourt

Deputy Clerk
June 18, 25, 2009
2779S
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
CNOU FLOFRORA GULF
GENERAL JURISDICTION
DIVISION
RB CENFTURA BANK

VS
DAVID R. HAYNES, ET AL.
DEFENDANTSS.
CASENO:08-88-CA

NOTICE OF A IONSER-
VICE
TO: TIMOTHY A HAYNES
whose residence is un-
known if he/shelthey be
living; and if helshelthey
be dead, the unknown de"
fendants who may be
spouses, heirs, devisees,
grantees, assignees'
lienors, creditors, trustees,
and all parties claiming an
interest by, through, under
or against the Defendants,
who are not known to be
dead or alive, and all par-
ties having or claiming to
the t trightr title or

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Ida, and being more par-
cularly described as fol-

Commencing at the inter-
sectipn of: the county line
common to Gulf and
FranklinsCounties and the
Northerly.right of way line
of County Road No. 30 (66
foot R/W) and thence .run
Westerly along said right
of way line as follows:
Along the arc of a curve
a viN h alsaid
gle of 12 degrees, 36' 52"


rb i
tance of S. 82 degrees 55'
44"W. for 642.65 feet to the
point of tangency of said
curve; thence S. 89 de-
grees\14'10"W.for88.82
feet to the point of curva-
ture of a curve concave
Southerly, having a central
angle of 12 degrees 04' 56'
and a radius of 1867.50
feet; thence Westerly
along the arc of said curve
for 393:81 feet, said arc
being subtended by a
chord bearing and a dis-
tance of S. 83 degrees 11'
42" W. for 393.08 feet to
the point of tangency of
said curve; thence S. 77
degrees09 14"Wfor
1516.03 feet to the point of
curvature of a curve con-
cave Northerly, said curve
having a central angle of
02 degrees 11' 43" and
having a radius. of
20,792.58 feet; thence
Westerly along are of said
curve for 796.69 feet; said
arc being subtended by a
chord bearing and dis-
tance of S. 78 degrees 15'
05" W. for 796.65 feet to
the point of tangency of
said curve; thence S. 79
degrees 20' 57"W for
302.18 feet to the point of
curvature of a curve con-
cave Northerly, said curve
having a central angle of
03 degrees 34' 12" and a
radius of 10,644.42 feet;
thence Westerly along the
arc of said curve for
663.34 feet, said arc being
subtended by a chord
bearing and distance of S.
81 degrees 08' 03"W. for
663.15 feet to the ppint of
reverse curvature with a
curve concave Southerly,
said curve having a central
angle of 01 degrees 46' 19"
and a radius of 26,170.29
feet; thence Westerly
along the arc of said curve
for 809.34 feet, said arc
being subtended by a
' chord bearing and dis-
tance of S. 02 degrees 02'
00"W. for 809.31. feet to
the point of tangency of
said curve; thence S. 81
degrees 08' 50"W for
1275.90 feet to the point of
curvature of a curve con"


cave Southerly, said culve
having a central angle of
05 degrees 13' 30" and a
radius of 14,089.90 feet;
thence Westerly along the
arc of said curve for
1284.90 feet, said arc be-
ing subtended by a chord
bearing and distance of S.
78 degrees 32' 05"W. for
1284.46 feet to the point of
tangency of said curve'
thence S. 75 degrees 55'
20"W. for 622.41 feet'
thence S. 75 degrees 29
08"W, for 1635.95 feet tp


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bearing and distance of S.
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has been filed against you
and you are required to
seen eaecopy of your twri
on Davirse kal Esq.,
1 N P k
Roa FSt 021 n Hro
m J3u0 d s2
of the first publication of
this notice of action) and
file the ori inal ivith the
clerk of th s court either
before service on Plaintiffs
taheo r; th rwseedi
fault will be entered
st for the relief
a nd u in the com-
plaint or petition filed
,
herein.
WITNESS my hand and
UL o tyMlsio adth
10thdayofJune,2009.

CLEURRKT OF THE CIRCUIT
BY:PJasmi EHRysmith

WKALAROFF OUZOSF
ATTORNEY FOR PLAIN-
TIFF
45U0TE 10 PARK ROAD,
I-lOl.LFOOD, FL 33021
5, July 2,
2809S
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT,
FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT OF THE STATE
OF FLORIDA, INLAND FOR
GULF COUNTY
EMERALD COAST FED-
E CREDIT UNION


WARD BRNUSCE SMITH,
Defendants.
CASE NO. 09-138
NOTICEOFSALE
Noticelis hereby given that
pursuant to a Final Judg-
ment of Foreciosure dated
June.11, 2009 and entered
in Civil Case No.
09-138-CA of the Circuit
Court of the Fourteenth Ju-
dicial Circuit of the State of
Florida, in and for Gulf
County, wherein EMER-
ALD COAST FEDERAL
CREDIT UNION, is Plaintiff
and EDWARD BRUCE
SMITHandSHERRYANN
SMITH are Defendants, I
will sell to the highest bid-
der for cash at the front
door of the Gulf County
Courthouse in Port St.Joe,
Floridaat11-00ant,
E T
on the 13th day of August,
2009 the following de-
scribed property as set
forth in said Final Judg-
ment:
Lot Three (3), Block "C
Gaulding's Addition to
.Highland View, according
to the plat thereof, re-
corded in Plat Book 1,
Page 30, of the Public
Records of Gulf County,
Florida.
REBECCA NORRIS
CIRCUIT COURT CLERK
By Jasmine Hysmith
Deputy Clerk
June 25, July 2, 2009
2810S
In The Circtilt Court Of The
Fourteenth Judicial Circuit
In And For Gulf County,
Florida

Prosperity Bank
Plaintiff,
vs.

Jeny J. Warren, Edward
Bish and Griffin Sand &
Concrete Co., Inc.
Defendants.
Case No.: 08-585CA
AMENDED


NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE is hereby gWen
that, pursuant to an Order
or Final Judgment entered
in the above-captioned
case, I will sell the property
situated in Gulf County,
Florida, described as:
Lots 21 and 23, Block 9,
less the North 24.3 feet (to
the center line of wall) of
Lot 21, in the City of Port
St. Joe, according to the


utes 55 seconds West,
81.50 feet to a point on a
line 20.00 feet South of
and parallel with the North-
te n ealof sa idTract 2
line, North 69 degrees 45


t u0 n0

s onedsSFast 167d feet
14 minutes 55 seconds
h36195d0 freet then
utes 05 seconds West

c feee;ethe c sorth
to the Point of Beginning.
A ND
Said granted and the de-
vises and assigns of Lot B
aroen-e bye aaNs ena
for purposes df ingress
and egress to and to utilize
said non-exclusive ease-
ment alongTwith2theoothee
location and placement of
utilities such that the same
do not interfere with other
fthe orrev hI
traffic over and on said
easement. Said
non-exclusive easement
being a portion of Tract
sB df Cape San
according to 'the plat
tBh ofreorde2d4of e
blic Rec ds rofbeG

scribed as follows:
Commencing at the South-
west corner of said Tract
26; thence along the West-
Nroydn2e0 e s a4dm
e50 etste s
Beginning; thence con
tmu ong sladd ne o
seconds West, 20.00 feet
to the Northwest corner of
said Tract 26, thence
along the Northerly line of
said Tract 26, North 69 de-
grees 45 minutes 05 sec-
onds East, 347.35 feet;
thence South 20 degrees
14 minutes 55 seconds
East, 45.75 feet; thence
North 69 degrees 45 min-
utes 05 seconds East
286.19 feet to a point on
theh approximate meStn
h pehw ay th ceoalong
da o ate Amen

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Tracte 2a6 then


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45 minutes 05 seconds
West, 30.00 feet; thence
North 20 degrees 14 min-
utes 55 seconds West'
56.50 feet to a point on a
line 20.00 feet South of
and parallel wth the North-
erly line of said Tract 26;
thence along said parallel
line, South 69 degrees 45
ml sfe0e Po
Beginning.
person claim g ran in-

the property owner as of
the date of the lis pendens
must file a claims witth
sixty (60) days
sale.
REBECCA L. NORRIS
Clerk of the CdrojiChourt
By jasmine ys
equty Cl rk
amin B. owden, Esq,
rddner, Blst, Wiener'
sworth & Bowden RA.
1300 Thomaswood Drive
Tallahassee, Florida 32308
June 18, 25, 2009
2723S
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE 14TH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT, IN AD FOR
GULF COUNTY FLORIDA
GENERAL JURISDICTION
DIVISION '
THE BANK OF NETWORK
TRUSTCOMPANYN.A.
AS SUCCESSOR TO
JPMORGAN CHASE BANK
N.A. AS TRUSTEE
PLAINTIFF
VS.
,
DANNIE E. BOLDEN; JA-
MIE G. BOLDEN; ANY
AND ALL UNKNOWN PAR-
TIES CLAIMING BY,
THROUGH, U DER; AND
AGAINST THE HEREIN
NAMED INDIVIDUAL
DEFENDANTS) WHO ARE
NOT KNOWN TO BE
DEAD OR ALIVE,
WHETHER SAID UN-
KNOWN PARTIES. MAY
CLAIM AN INTEREST AS
SPOUSES, HEliS, DEVI-
SEES, GRANTEES OR
OTHER CLAIMANTS;
JOHN DOE AND JANE
DOE AS UNKNOWN TEN-
ANTS IN POSSESSION
DEFENDANTS)
CASE NO: 2008CA000142
RE-NOTICE OF FORE-
CLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY
GIVEN pursuant to an Or-
der Granting the Motion to
Reset Foreclosure Sale
dated June 8th, 2009 en-
tored in Civil Case No.
2008CA000142 of the Cir-


cuk Court of the 14TH Ju-
dicial Circuit in and for
GULF County, PORT ST.
JOE, Florida, I will sell to
the highest and best bid-
der for cash at FRONT
LOBBY OF COURT
HOUSE of the GULF
County Courthouse, 1000
CECIL COSTING BLVD,
ROOM 148, PORT ST.
JOE, Florida, at 11:00 a.m.
on the 27th day of August
2009 the following de-
scribed property as set
forth in said1Summary Fi-


OWNER AS OF THE DATE
OF THE LIS PENDENS
MUST FILE A CLAIM
WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER
THE SALE.
In accordance with the



A psa
dation to partici2e in th
the ADA Coordinator at
1000 5th 3S e6 oPro e

phone VoicefTDD (850)
2 6 prior to such

Dated this 8th day of June,
2009
Rebecca Norris
Clerk of the Circuit Court
Jasmine Hysmith
Deputy Clerk
Marcia Johnson
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: Michele Maxwell
Deputy Clerk
Law Office of Marshall C.
Watson
1800 NW 49th Street,
Oderdale, Florida
33309
Telephone: (954)453-0365
Facsimile: (954)771-6052
Toll Free: 1-800-441-2438
June 18, 25, 2009
2710S
ONFTHECIR TE H
DRICIA UC CUICTONdN

CAPITALCITY BANK,
Plaintiff,
*
ARTHUR R WHITE, JO-
AWLN WNHATNE and
Defendants.'
CASE NO.09-176-CA
NOTICE OF SALE
PURSUANT TO
CHAPTER 45

liqTICE is given pursuant
tFooracI dgd
2009, in Case No.
09-176-CA, of the Circut
Courtofthe Fourteenth Ju-
dicial Circuit, in and for
Gulf Coun Florid in
which CApiTAL 31TY
BANK is the Plaintiff and
A ARL, WH TEE a
thethDeefen ts, Ilb
r cash at hee fGont


1 u I

he as r
particularly described as
follows
Lof B:
A or ion of Tract 26
Baypide of Cape San Blas
Gulfside and Bayside, ac-
cording to the plqt thereof
recorded in Plat Book 3"
Page 24 of the Public Rec-
ords of Gulf County, Flor-
ida, being more particu-
larly described as follows:
Commenting at the South-
st chome ofasoa Tr
Southerly line of said Tract


h g s
20 degrees 14 minutes 55
seconds West, 25.00 feet;
thenbe North 69 degrees
45 minutes 05 seconds
East, 197.00 feet; thence
North 20 degrees 14 min-
utes 55 seconds West,
20.75 feet to a point on a
line 55.75 feet South of
and parallel with the North-
erly line of said Tract 26;
thence along said parallel
line North 69 degrees 45
minutes 05 seconds East,
289.72 feet to a point on
the approximate mean
high water line of St. Jo-
seph Bay; thence along
said approximate mean
highwaterlineSouth39
degrees 43 minutes 55
seconds East, 48.53 feet to
the Southeast corner of
said Trqct 26; thence
along the Southerly line of
saidTract26,South69de-
grees 45 minutes 05 sec-
onds West, 502.91 feet to
the Point of Beginning.
,
Granted and the devises
;and assign of Lot B are fur-
thermore hereby granted
an undivided 1/3 interest
as tenants in common with
the owner of Lot Al and C
in the common are of Tract
26 with the restriction be-
ing that no use of or devel-
'opment on said common
area shall be allowed with-
out the urianirnous written
consent of the owners of
Lot Ai, Lot B and Lot C of
Tract 26, Bayside of Cape
San Blas Gulfside and
Bayside according to the
plat thereof recorded in
Plat Book 3, Page 24, Pub-
lic Records of Gulf County,
Florida and further re-
stricted In that in the even
said grantees undWided in-
terest in the common area
is not also devised or
transferred or assigned at
the same time and to the
same grantees, assigns or
devises as to Lot B then
the interest in said com-
mon area shall revert to
and be owned by the per-
sons or entities then own-


ing Lots Al And C of Tract
26 Bayside of Cape SAn
Blas Gulfside and Bayside.
Said common area being
a portion of Tract 26,
Bayside of Cape San Blas
Gulfside and Bayside, ac-
cording to the plat thereof,
recorded in Plat Book 3,
Page 24 of the Public Rec-
ords of Gulf County, Flor-
ida, being more particu-
iarly described as follows:
Commencing at the South-
west comer of said Tract
26; thence along the West-
erly line of said Tract 26,
North 20 degrees 14 min-





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official map thereof on file Lot 20, Block D of Money Exp. Vet Tech ST. JOE BEACH. 3br, 1, 2, & 3 Beacon HIII/Mexico Beach
in the office of the Clerk of Bayou Subdivision, ac- PT/FT located in Port St. 1ba, 2 blocks to bch. $795 Bedroom 2 br, 2 ba, LR/DR combo, , Yamaha Majesty, 2006
the Circuit Court of Gulf cording to the plat thereof Joe. Call 227-7270 mo. Pets ok. Military dis- Fenced yard, screened in 400 cc, Excellent Con-
County, Florida. as recorded in Plat Book r "I count. 10 min. to TAFB. HouseS porch, CH/A. $600 mo + edition 11,200 miles, Great
1, Page 49, of the Public Logistics/Transportation Days 850-648-1115 eve- for rent in Port St. Joe; Call dep Util not incl. No Pets St Joe Bch* gas saver, asking $4,300
Also, the Northerly portion Records of Gulf County, I I nings 850-647-3871 850-227-7800 Call 1-850-647-3568 Hviy 98, Sell or lease. Pel- Call 648-2121
of the right of way of Third Florida, Parcel ID No. R 3100 Antiques I We Need Driver I ican Walk Real Estate
Street comnencing at the 03130-050R, 3110 Appliances 850-647-2473
Northeasterly intersection 3120 Arts & Crafts 1 Train90S Only I Lot l4 at Bryant's Landing.
of the right of way of Reid also known as 3130 Auctions 1 No experienced Drivers 1 2 br, 2 ba. C/HA, fum'd,
Avenue and Third Street Idi applies I $800 per week g | 6130 | 2 bedroom, 1 bath house W/D hkup, Carport
and running Easterly along Lot 20, Block D of Money 3100 Business 1-866-280-5309 2 br, 2 ba, 1200sf Twnhm, 457 Madison St. Oak w/storage. $454.75 mo locl
Third Street an approxi- Bayou Subdivision Unit Equipment Web id # 34038350 Carrabelle, large deck Grove Area of Port St. Joe. Water/Sewer and sales -, | 8210 [
mate distance of 90 feet to No. 1, according to the 3170 Collectibles a . . . .1 $650 mo. $650 dep. Avail- 850-227-7800 tax. No pets. Close to boat
the alleyway, said parcel plat thereof as recorded in 3180 Computers The MainStay Suites able 08/01/09 Call for an ramp. 1/2 block to Lockey \ 1998 24' Carrable, Off
being that portion of the Plat Book 1, Page 49, of tectonics is now accepting applica- appt.850-562-4996. ,; Lake & Chipola river Call shore boat, 225 HP
right of way upon which the Public Records of Gulf 3210 Free Pass it On tions for the following posi- 850 227-3777 1-- Yamaha 2 stroke, windlass
the existing building sRs County, Florida, a portion 3220 Furniture tions. Clean 2 br, 2V2 ba in PSJ' 2 or 3 b 2 ba Com- anchor, lots of extras, New
and being .79 feet on the of Parcel ID No. 3230 Garage/Yard Sales $675 mo + dep. Call r, AUTOMO ItaRINE
Westerly extremity and .78 03130-000R. Things to Eat Full Time Director of 850-545-5814 or EIS eHistoric RECREA ONAL rc oodE ni n
feet on the Easterly ex- 3260-Health&Fitness Sales. This position re- 850-442-3334. of Overstreet & Gulf 8100-Antique&Collectibles $8,000 850-247-9995
tremity thereof; also, that Any person claiming an in- 3270 Jeweiry/Clothing quires an OUtgoing, ag- 8110 Cars
portion of the Easterly right terest in the surplus from 3280 Machinery/ gressive personality who Ea le Landing n ud sSRsdona a ocdssUtility Vehicles
of way of Reid Avenue be- the sate, if any, other than Equipment plays well with others. 9
ginning at the Northeast- the property owner as of 3200 Medical Equipment Prior sales experience is Spacious SS appliances, granite mercial
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enue and Third Stree and days after the sale. 3320 ant & Shrubs/. No sd elopm t Ful rchdand muchamorenj y 8210 o cassories 8240
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the Southerly extremity As Clerk of Court a guest service skills, but we Landing subdivision. Close 8228 Hwy 98, St Joe 7130 Condoffewnhouse 8310 Aircraft/Aviation $2,000 OBO 227-5060
and .58 feet on the North- By: Jasmine Hysmith are willing to train the right to shopping, downtown Beach, 2br 2ba house whh 7140 Farms & Ranches 8320 ATV/Off Road Vehicles
erly extremity and being Deputy Clerk 3130 person. and St. Joseph's Bay. gulf view, $795 mo + dep 7150 Lots and AcreaBe 8830 Campers & Trailers
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at public sale, to the high- accommodation in order lectibles, guns, 30/30 rifle, Apply in person at: 3951 E. formation & a tour of the Toyota Camry '95 $675 *4 995
est and best bidder for to participate in this pro- 22 pistol, foot control troll- Hwy 98 Port St. Joe, FL townhome. TOwnhome Down 0% interest $3,900 5
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on July 30, 2009. Court Administrator, 301 4130 No smoking, $795/mo Eagle Landing Subdivi-
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e4 to be sold is as fol-, ZhWAREHOUSE ical, word processing. priVate Bath, Storage Closet, with easy +/-4988sf; Multi teriant bldg 100% leased; Parking Incl; $549,000
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Baby Sitter's 850-647-6320 leavia msg. TOve or Gina Roberts Marketed Exckisively by. gr(
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Now Open at a veo c aref00f COffageS 1991.
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www.decorators-warehouse.net Food ServJHospitality tion for 1 br ts. TQese
years of age or older,
Restaurant staff handicapped/ disabled, re- .******** ****
Toucan's is now hiring all gardless of age. Appli-
positions, work on the cants must theet income
beach in a fun & friendly, requirement, located at
atmosphere, Apply in per- 102 Liberty Manor Circle, SoutliemCoastalManagement 850,229.1350
son between 9-11 central Port St Joe, FL, 850-229- LONG TERM RENTALS mSn mCoasists
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ment Center is Now Open. Due to economic collapse Cape Sand Blast Rd. Port Ry $675 mo negotiable.
Mon-Fri 7:30 am to 7:30 of new construction, I have St. Joe 850-227-5883. -4 frO Y1t C O(1805 ,
pm. For more info Contact been layed off, with 12 yrs
-a2 -a737Smiley @ of alitype f eehctri alex JOB NOTICE ocean Reef a Tropic winds
of carpentry experience.
We must resort to inde. COMWOnlifliUfflS
pendent contracting Gulf The City of Port St. Joe (pop.
** u%4-07N 6Call Richieat 3758) is accepting applications
for each of the (3) following
Priceless positions:
Pur o nMs go DM nLan cTdng Finance Director
850-691-9991 Muching &Tree Trimming City Auditor-Clerk
Dan @ 227-8225
Accounts Receivables Clerk
---------------. Please submit an application 0
July 4th Holiday and cover letter alone with five
Deadline references to The City of Port

Due to early press runs St. Joe, Attn. Charlotte Pierce. 2 Barm/2 Bath 1.147 sq. ft- COastal Properties
for the July 4th holiday POB 278, Port St. Joe. Fl. $269,900 & Premier Subdivision Lots
the deadline to publish a 32457. Applications and a full
classic edei olumn job description can be found 3 Barrn!3 Bath 1,432 sq. fr. Cape San Blas, Carrabelle, Alligator

a in the Thursday, July 2, edition I on our website cityofport joe.
qi 3499
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1 of The Star is a com. Ifyouhave any questions. Tallahassee, FL and Thomasville, GA
I 1 Call the Condorned
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I (5:00 Eastem; 4:00 Central Time) I at (850)229-8261. Posit ions Information and Bid Closing Time for Each
I Friday, June 26th I will be o en until tilled John Skinner John Smith Specific Property

Call (850) 747-5020 Salaries wilp be DOQ. TIN a e a call for Details 800-323-8388
I to place your ad. I City of Port St. Joe is an Equal Ba walk Real Estate, Inc. ROWell 888111) 8000011 CO. 1110.
1 1 Opportunity Employer and a & 9
4 The business office at The Port St. Joe Star 4566 H wy 20 E., Suite 104 10% Buyers Premium AU 479, AB 296 GAL-AUC002S94
will be closed on Friday, July 3. Drug Free Workplace. .
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physical therapy, occupation-
altherapysocialservicesand
certifiednursingassistance.
We are ever pleased to an-
nounce that NHC HomeCare
has recently undergone both
the state licensure and Medi-
care Recertification Survey.
We have been awarded a
"deficiency-free" audit. This
level of achievement is ex-
traordinary and testament to
the dedication, strong moral
work ethic, high skill level'
and devotion of our team for
our residents of Gulf and sw~
roundingcounties.Wewishto
thank all of our patients and
referral sources for allowing
us the honor of helping with
your health care needs.


Back row (I-r): Gina Ferland, RN,
Administrator; Mike Bobzien,
Occupational Therapist; Holly
Atkins, RN; Ronda Ca swell,
Office Manager; and Kay
d Ph al
Geogh 9an, Registere ysic
Therapist.
Front row (1-r): Cindy Summers,
RN, Director of Nursing; Faye
Causey, Nursing Aide; Mollie
Ludium, Office Assistant;
Susan Causey, Nursing Aide;
and Charlotte Turk, RN. Not
pictured: Charlotte Weimorts,
RN; Barbara Lawder, LPN;
Fran Bauer, RN; Annette
Porter, Nursing Aide; and Buck
Fernandez, Physical Therapy
Assistant.


Why all the excitement?
What does Deficiency Free
Mean? Home Health is gov-
erned by state and federal
rules and regulation. An
agency must submit to and
pass periodic strategic audits
to continue providing ser-
vices to their patients. These
audits are very important to
ensure that patient care is
being provided appropriately,
following governmentally
mandated rules and regula-
tions.
NHC is a state and federal
certified agency. A primary
Medicare provider offering a
wide range of quality skilled
homecare services including
nursing, advanced nursing,


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nual declines that began in
May2008.Intheregionjgh
declines have now spread
to most of major industries
inchiding Mining Logging
and Construction (-18.3
percent), Manufacturing (-
16.2 percent), Trade, Trans-
portation, and Utilities (-4.8
percent), Retail Trade (-5.6
.percent), Transportation,
Warehousing and Utilities
(-7.7 percent), Financial
Activities (-5.6 percent),
Professional and.Business
Services (8.4 percent), Ed-
ucation and Health Servic-
es (-1.3 percent), and.Other
services (-2.9 percent).
Local industry sectors
that aren't declining in jobs
include Wholesale Trade
and Information which
have flat job growth rates
and Leisure/Hospital-
ity and Government which
have annual increases in
employment. The increase


"Our area's unemploy-
ment rates flat in com-
parison to last month,
however; outside of the last
six months, our unemploy-
ment rate hasn't been in
the 8 percent range since
early 1998. We do see signs,
of improvement, and we
are faring better than the
nation, and the state; even
better than most parts of
Florida," said Kim Bodine,
Executive Director for
the Gulf Coast Workforce
130ard.
In May 2009, there were
74,500 nonagricultural jobs
in the Panatha. City-Lynn
Haven-Panama City Beach
metro area (Bay County),
down 3,200 jobs over the
year. The annual rate of job
loss in the area (-4.1 per-
cent) was not as steep as
the state's rate of -5.5 per-
cent. The May 2009 job loss
continues the trend of an-


in government jobs is due
to additional federal jobs,
not local government jobs.
To assist local unem-
ployed residents, the Gulf
Coast Workforce Board is
administering $1.7 million
in federal stimulus fund-
ing for local workforce pro-
grams.
. "The board has con-
tracted funds with GCCC
and the Workforce Center
to provide intensive servic-
es to those looking for jobs
including training, and we
have seen good results. We
have at least one hundred
folks in, the pipeline for
-training and employment
placement right now, and
more are signing more up
every day," said Bodine.
Ifxdividuals interested
in assistance. should con..
tact Michelle Weiss at the
Workforce Center, 850-872-
4340, ext. 148.


PANAMA (ITY --- The un-
employment rate in the
Gulf Coast Workforce Re-
gion (Bay, Franklin,. and
Gulf counties) was 8.5 per-
cent in May 2009, 4.1 per-
centage points higher than
the region's year ago rate
and 1.5 percentage point
lower than the state rate of
10.0 percent and 0.5 points
lowerthatthenationalrate
at 9.1.
Out of a labor force of
100,696, there were 8,553
unemployed Gulf Coast
residents. The May 2009
unemployment rates in the
counties that comprise the
Gulf Coast Workforce Re-
glon were:
8.6 percent in Ray
County,
8.4 percent in Gulf
County (up from 8.0 last
month), and
6.4 percent in Franklin
County.


Gulf Coast Electric Co-
operative Assistant Manag-
er Michael White recently
completed the National
Rural Electric Cooperative
Association Robert I. Kabat
Management Internship
Program.
The Robert l Kabat Man-
agement Internship Pro-
gram is an intensive, six-
week program broken into
three two-weekunits that
focus on different manager
ment issues. The program
provides comprehensive
analysis of the functions
and processes of manage-
ment. More importantly,
it emphasizes practical ap-
plications of these factors.
MIP is held in the Fluno
Center for Executive Edu-
cation at the University of
Wisconsin, Madison. This
high-tech training facility
offers business leaders and
corporate teams a dynamic
learning experience in a


world-class environment.
The MIP certificate is
earned by completing all
three units (Unit A, Unit
B, Unit C)' and completing
and presenting the results
of a personal project that
applies some of the MIP
classroom experience to
issues at the > participant's
cooperative.
White was one of 25 pro-
fessionals from 22 co-ops
.in 16 states who cornplet'ed
the training.
White holds a Bachelor
of Science degree in Agri-
business Education from
Auburn University, as well
as a Master's in Business
Administration from Flori-
da State University, and has
been employed by the Co-
operative since 1998. White
has 14 years of experience
working for electric coop-
eratives, with 11 of those
years being in management
positions.


ing education, all general,
building, residential, roof-
ing, specialty structure and
glass and glazing contrac-
tor licensees must com-
plete one hour of continu-
ing education relating to
wind mitigation methodol-
ogies. For a complete list of
continuing education pro-
viders and courses, please
visit http://www.myflorida.
com/dbpr/servop/testing/
documents/ce _prov.pdf.
The Department of
Business and Professional
Regulation's mission is to
license efficiently and regu-
late fairly. The department
licenses nearly one million
businesses and profession-
als ranging from real estate
agents, veterinarians, and
accountants to contractors
and cosmetologists. For
more information, please
visit MyFloridaLicense.
com.

60fm 50fVICO OgORCy
(f0p reporting
deadline is June 30
The deadline to report
peanuts, cotton, corn, soy-
beans, fruits, and grass
for hay, seed or grazing is
June 30. Fall and spring
vegetables should be re-
ported fifteen days after
planting date.
For further information,
please contact the Cal-
houn-Franklin-Gulf-and
Liberty County FSA Of-
fice at 17413 NW Leonard
Street, Blountstown, FL
32424 or call 850-674-8388
or 800-243-9912, ext. 6.


BUSINESS


May employment numbers released; Gulf County's numbers rise


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Business. BRIEFS


Renewal for
COMStfUCHOR ICOHSOS
URE Of .Way
TALLAHASSEE The De-
partmeilt of Business and
Professional Regulation
reminds registered con-
struction licensees that
it is time to renew their
licenses. The renewal pe"
riod is open from May 31
,until Aug. 31 and includes
registered contractors in
the following professions:
Air conditioning, building,
plumbing, general con-
struction, tank lining ap-
phcator, roofing, mechani-
cal, pool/spa, precision
tank testing, residential
construction, sheet metal,
specialty contracting and
underground utility and
excavation contracting. In-
dividuals can renew their
licenses by visiting by My-
FloridaLicense.com and
clicking the "Renew/Main-
tain Your License" link.
Prior to applying for re-
newal, 14 hours of board-
approved continuing edu-
cation is required for both
certified and registered
contractors which must
include one hour in each
of the following: Workplace
safety, workers' compen-
sation, laws and rules and
business practices. Licens-
ees not in compliance with
all continuing education
requirements by the expi-
ration date of the license
could face non-renewal or
disciplinary action.
Additionally, as part of
the 14 hours of continu-




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