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YOUR HOMETOWN NEWSPAPER SINCE 1937

YEAR 71, NUMBER 42


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Bayou Bash raises $3,500
for autism center
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Thursday, AUGUST 6, 2009 F o


r breaking news, visit www.starfl.com

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Thirteen proved a lucky
number for the Scallop
Festival, which marked a
successful 13th year this
weekend.
The two-day festival, which
began on Saturday, drew 5,000
to 6,000 people, with a large
percentage of out-of-town
visitors.
Though dark clouds loomed
overhead, the festival grounds
at Port. St. Joe's Marina Cove
stayed mostly dry during the
event.
"We were very lucky,"
said Chamber of Commerce
executive director Sandra
Chafin.
Long lines could be
observed at the Port St. Joe
Lions Club's scallop booth, as
See SCALLOPS A7


CITY/COUNTY INFORMATION
MEETINGS ON THE NORTHWEST FLORIDA
RENEWABLE ENERGY CENTER
The city has scheduled two public information
meetings concerning the NWFREC.
The first meeting is at 6 p.m. Aug. 12 at the
Board of County Commissioners meeting room.
The second is scheduled for Aug. 26 at a-
time and place to be announced.
There will be panel of experts from the DEP,
the U.S. Department of Education and USDA as
well as medical experts.
The economic and environmental impacts will
be discussed and the'e will be a video from city
officials from Burlington, Vt.
Information on the meeting will be sent out
in city water bills this month. Information also is
available on the city's Web site.


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Summer program gets teens work-ready


By Tim Croft
Star News Editor
Quincy Welch demonstrated
mental nimbleness during his
"interview" for a custodial job at the
local nursing home.
Asked if he had any experience,
Welch replied no, but added that
he performed many cleaning tasks
around his home.
Monday's exercise was a. bit of
role-playing among teenagers par-
ticipating in the "Summer Youth
Employment Program" sponsored by
the Gulf Coast Workforce Board and
funded by federal stimulus dollars au-
thorized under the American Recov-
ery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA).
Two sets of teens served as


N'Namdi Davis (left)
said the program is
providing him with
experience he will
need when he enters
the job market. Hq
interviews here with
Cameron Pryor .
and Keasha Fenn,
"employers" from a
local nursing home.


TIM CROFT I The Star


interviewers, one team representf-
ing Walmart while interviewing for
jobs including a cashier and shelf-
stocker and the other team inter-
viewing for a nursing home, with
janitorial and nursing positions.


TABLE OF CONTENTS


Opinion .................................... A4
Letters to the Editor ................... A5
Sports.................... . ... . A8
Obituaries.................................... B3


Church News...... ........................ B4
Law Enforcem ent ....................... B5
Society .................................... 02..... 2
Legals........................................... B6


As led by case manager Casey
Brennan of the Workforce' Board,
the teens conducted one-on-one
interviews and then critiqued
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County has third


case of Swine Flu

By Tim Croft
Star News Editor
State laboratory test- "' e need to
ing has confirmed a third
case of infection by the prepare for
H1N1 virus, commonly
known as the swine flu, this stuff
in Gulf County.
The latest case in- It's here. It's
volves a female in her going to be
20s who came down with to
symptoms last week, here. It is and
said Gulf County Health
Department executive will be in our
director Doug Kent. . .
The young woman, COmmunity..
who lives and works in
Port St. Joe, has returned - Dug Kent
to her parents' home in
Georgia to recuperate, Gulf County Health
the health department Department director
monitoring her progress
under the medication Tamiflu.
Kent said the woman is doing fine thus far and
added that her roommates also show no signs of
having been infected.
The county's two previous cases both involved
males. one in his -l40s, the other m his late teens.
The average age of those infected nationwide
is 19, according to the latest information from the
Centers for Disease Control
As he has since the first case was confirmed
last month, Kent continues to caution people
about a potentially difficult flu season.
"We need to prepare for this stuff." Kent said.
"It's here. It's going to be here. It is and will be in
our community."
Kent especially cautioned those with asthma.
cardio-pulhnonary disease and pregnant women
as being particularly at risk
And Kent is cautiously preparing for the open-
ing of school and the arrival of roughly. 2,0i)00 stu-
dents into the count', ' public -chools
"If anybody has the sniffles, they have a
cough, they have symptoms of the flu, they need
to stay home and they need to see a physician,"
Kent said



Truck crashes into


trees; driver dies

By Tim Croft
St.ti Ni.". Edit,,
A Wewahitchka man died Sunday in a single-
vehicle wreck, according to a report released by
the Florida Highway Patrol.
Robert Lee Roe, 51, was driving a GMC 1500
truck on County 386 at 9:5i a.m. Sunday, the re-
port said. About 2.5 miles west of Wewahitchka,
the truck traveled across the eastbound lane and
into a wooded area. the report detailed
The truck hit several trees and came to rest
on the south shoulder facing west.
Roe was not wearing a seat belt. the report
said. The cause of the accident is not known at
this time, and the FHP did not specify. of Roe was
pronounced dead at the scene.
The investigation is continuing.






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Local


Thursday, August 6, 2009


SUMMER PROGRAM from page Al


themselves, the interviewers cri-
tiquing the prospective employ-
ees, the interviewees offering
insight into the performances of
the interviewers.
"I like being on this side (of
the table)," said Mariah John-
son, one of the "interviewers" for
Walmart. "I worry about choosing
the right employer and the right
job. I'll use this as a lesson.".
And that is the point.
As part of the ARRA federal
stimulus dollars were distributed
to workforce boards throughout
Florida. The idea was to tailor a
program to reach young people
and provide them with employ-
ment and interviewing skills.
"It is pretty neat," said Jill
Sechez, special projects coordi-
nator with the Workforce Board.
"I'm excited about it. And it is giv-
ing a boost to kids who might not
receive that boost otherwise.
"The program is about trying
to get them work-ready. Granted
we won't be successful with ev-
erybody, but we are trying to pro-
vide them the skills and an idea
of what career they may want to
pursue."
To qualify, individuals must be
ages 14-24, meet household low
income requirements such as
receiving aid in the form of food
stamps, be unemployed and live
in Gulf County.
Similar programs have been
previously offered for teens not
yet of working age, but under the
ARRA guidelines the summer
program was broadened into two
categories: teens 14-18 who like-
ly still are in school and young
adults 18-24 already in or trying
to enter the workforce.
"Under (ARRA) we were also
able to tailor our programs to our
needs," Sechez said when noting
that workforce boards throughout
Florida received similar funding.
However, a program that might
be appropriate for Miami or Or-
lando might not find much trac-
tion in a rural area such as Gulf
County.
The program,' which car-
ries a motto of Start Right, Stay
Right, operates from two loca-
tions in Gulf County: the Wash-
ington Improvement Group
center in Port St. Joe and


Wewahitchka High School.
Youngsters in the program are
provided with lessons in basic
computer skills, financial man-
agement such as balancing and
maintaining a checkbook, how to
craft an effective resume, pres-
ent themselves at job interviews
and assess strengths in math and
, reading.
"We want to give them a boost
in their schooling as well as try to
make them ready for a job," Se-
chez said.
. There also is help in prepping
for college entrance tests and
field trips. The program provides
classes at the Gulf/Franklin Cen-
ter for the young adults.
Program participants can also
receive assessments of their ca-
reer scope and financial skills at
the Workforce Board center in
Panama City.
"We try to make it their pro-
gram, let them decide some of
the activities," Sechez said.
And in essence, regardless of
age, the participants are already
on a payroll.
The program offers each par-


ticipant a stipend of $125 a week.
The teenagers must participate
in the entire six-week program to
receive a lump sum of $750 upon
completion.
For the young adults already
seeking a job and out of school,
the program provides short-term
stipends for gas should the in-
dividual need to travel to land a
job. If the job requires a uniform,
young adults can also receive fi-
nancial assistance to purchase
the uniform.
The young adults receive their
$125 a week after completing six
weeks on the job, a nice incentive
to be on time, not chewing gum,
speaking well and being person-
able and hard-working in the
workplace.
"We don't want to set them up
for failure," said Sechez.
Monday's class was part of
an effort to get the younger age
group comfortable with the job
interview process.
They have taped interviews
and replayed them to assess
what they did right and wrong,
how to handle certain situations


and questions.
"We want to get them comfort-
able with themselves," Brennan
said, "and understand as youth
why employers don't want to hire
them.
"They have a lot of potential,
a lot going for them. Given the
chance, they can go far."
Classes typically are held
Wednesday through Saturday of
each week and it is a go-at-your-
own-pace program, depending on
what point the youngsters sign
up for the program.
"We know there are kids out
there needing assistance," Se-
chez said. "We know there are
families who need assistance and
we can give them the resourc-
es."
Monday's class underscored
that the kids are engaged and
learning.
There was a lively discussion
after the "interviews" among the
participants and Brennan con-
cerning how to answer certain
questions, when answers veered
into TMI (Too Much Information)
territory and how to prospective


Mariah
Johnson and
Marchelle
Pryor
(left) hone
interviewing
skills with
prospective
"employee"
Asia Whitley
as part of a
program to
teach young
adults job
skills which is
sponsored by
the Gulf Coast
Workforce
Board.





TIM CROFT I The star

applicants should comport them-
selves.
"It's giving me more expe-
rience to go into a job," said
N'Namdi Davis, a Port St. Joe
High School student. "This is giv-
ing me a feeling of what I need to
do and know when applying for a
job."
Johnson, a high school se-
nior-to-be, added, "I am learning
when I get a job what to say, how
to greet people, how to ask the
right questions. I'm enjoying it."
That, Sechez said, is also part
of the point, having fun while
learning valuable life skills.
"This has been going very
well," Brennan said. "We've got
the space and as word has got-
ten out more and more kids have
come join."
There are slots still available
for both age groups in Port St.
Joe, though the program is full in
Wewahitchka.
For more information or to
sign up to join the program, con-
tact Brennan at 850-381-0668 or
fellow case manager Troy White
at 850-242-9274.






Thursday, August 6, 2009


Local


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Dine United: Boost the economy and the community fabric


By Tim Croft
Star News Editor

Have a good meal,
strengthen the economy
and bolster the social fab-
ric of the community at
the same time.
The second annual
Dine United event on
Sept. 3 will kick off the
United Way's annual com-
munity campaign, which
annually drops the green
flag on the first Thursday
in September.
With more local res-
taurants participating,
the concept of eat, drink
and give is even more tan-
gible than last year as the
United Way amps up its
community campaign for
another successful year.
How successful, you
ask?
Well, in 2006 the Gulf
County United Way cam-
paign raised $38,000. The
following year, the amount
grew to $56,000, where it
remained in 2008.
"That is a 44 percent
increase in tough times,"
said Ron Sharpe, United
Way community develop-
ment coordinator for the
six-county region that
includes Bay, Gulf, Jack-
son, Calhoun, Liberty and
Washington counties. "Of
all of our six counties, Gulf
was the only one to show
an increase."
Sharpe noted, however,
that with the shutdown of
Arizona Chemical's Port


St. Joe plant, given its
employees' contribution
of $8,500 last year, this
year's campaign already
faces a steeper incline to
reach its goal.
Dine United was cre-
ated last year as a fun
way to kickoff the annual
campaign.
The event injects mon-
ey into the local economy,
bolsters the coffers of the
United Way, which in turn
injects the money back
into the community.
"This is a concept I
came up with last year,"
Sharpe said. "What better
way, you go out for some-
thing to eat. You support
the businesses which
need the support, you sup-
port the largest non-profit
agency in the country and
the money goes directly
back into the community.
"The money contrib-
uted will be used to as-
sist the elderly, children
and others in need in your
community. This is a great
opportunity to enjoy a nice
meal with your family and
help your community at
the same time.
"I went to as many res-
taurants as I could. We
help promote your restau-
rant and you donate to the
United Way."
Not to mention the
community.
Consider that of the
$56,000 raised during the
community campaign last
year, more than $52,000,


DINE UNITED
PARTICIPATING RESTAURANTS


Provisions
Subway (Wewahitchka and
Port St. Joe locations)
Toucan's
Mango Marley's
The Thirsty Goat
The Fish House
Two Crabs
Killer Seafood
The Sea Blue Iguana
Sunset Coastal Grill
Great Southern School of Fish
Dockside Cafe



or 95 cents on the dollar, being served by a United
was donated back into the Way approved agency that
community. you can designate to re-
The local United Way ceive your donation."
receives funds in three Funds not specifically
distinct categories, earmarked are pooled into
Those who donate to the community grant fund,
the United Way can ear- which provides grants to
mark those funds for spe- agencies and organiza-
gific agencies approved tions which apply for fund-
under the United Way um- ing from the United Way.
brella. A committee comprised
The statewide cam- of local residents reviews
paign will also bring in the grant applications and
funds specified in similar decides on recipients and
fashion, donations given amounts.
for specific agencies serv- Last year North Flor-
ing the community. ida Child Development,
"A good thing about a Inc., Gulf County Senior
United Way campaign is Citizens and Gulf County
you can designate where ARC & Gulf Transporta-
you want your money to tion were among the or-
go," Sharpe said. ganizations that received
"Think about this. You funding from the United
live here, but you may Way.
have a loved one in Miami In addition, funds were


provided to organizations
such as the American Red
Cross which provided con-
siderable assistance dur-
ing flooding events last
year on the north end of
the county, and Life Man-
agement, which has of-
fices in Gulf county.
"Whether they are in
Gulf County or not, .all
these agencies touch the
lives of Gulf County citi-
zens," Sharpe said, look-
ing at a spread sheet of
the area agencies that
received money from the
Gulf County campaign.
"There are no borders."-
This year, 13 local res-
taurants have agreed to
donate 10 percent of their
sales on Sept. 3 to the
Dine United event in Gulf
County.
That is up three restau-


rants from last year and
Sharpe noted that some
restaurant owners don't
bother with the 10 per-
cent, they will cut a check
that often amounts to
more than 10 percent of
what the restaurant will
make on September 3.
"We didn't put pres-
sure on them," Sharpe
said. "Our goal is to.drive
traffic to them and ben-
efit the United Way at the
same time. If we can just
get citizens to go out and
thank the restaurants,
show that they appreci-
ate what the restaurants
are doing, that makes it a
win."
This year, the United
Way is also involving select
regional restaurants from
the six counties served by
the local United Way com-
munity campaign.
By donating one hour
of your time, the equiva-
lent of one hour of work,
regardless of wage, an
individual can earn a gift
card for discount dining
at a host of restaurants
in the region, including
Sunset Coastal Grill and
Dockside Cafe.
The main purpose of all
the effort, Sharpe said, is
straightforward.
"It is all about raising
awareness, of the United
Way and the agencies we
serve," Sharpe said.
For more information
go to www.unitedwaynwfl.
org.


*w.wwi.............-New enijinment for Sacred Heart secured


By Tim Croft
Star News Editor


Sacred Heart Hospital of
Gulf County seems to build
on its foundation every
week.
Congressman Allen
Boyd (D-North Florida) an-
nounced that he secured
$200,000 for the Gulf County
Health Department to pur-
chase a digital mammog-
raphy unit for the new Sa-
cred Heart Hospital going
up near the Gulf/Franklin
Center.
Boyd announced the
funding was included in
the Labor, Health and Hu-
man Services, and Educa-
tion Appropriations bill for
the coming fiscal year. The
bill was passed in the U.S.
House and awaits passage
in the Senate.
The mammography unit
will actually provide an up-
grade to the unit Sacred
Heart planned to bring in
this fall as it purchases
equipment for the hospital.
"Partnering with Sa-
cred Heart, all they needed
was an upgrade," said Gulf
County Health Department
executive director Doug
Kent. "So by getting this lp-
grade we will get real time
mammography."


Kent noted that under
a rural broadband initia-
tive, high-speed broad-
band will be installed down
State 71 into Port St. Joe by
next spring, in time for the
opening of the new hospi-
tal, which is scheduled for
March.
Kent said since most
mammography images will
be read in Pensacola, Sa-
cred Heart Health Systems'
headquarters, so the up-
graded mammography unit
combined with improved
broadband will be a critical
addition to the new facility.
Kent also noted that
there is no similar machine
in the four county area of
Gulf, Franklin, Liberty and
Calhoun counties and, Kent
said, add in the female pop-
ulation of Mexico Beach and
the hospital would expect
the mammography unit to
draw from those areas.
"There is no mammog-
raphy machine within a four
county area around us and
we thought it would be good
for this area," Kent said.
"It's great; it gives us one
more tool to provide access
to quality health care."
The, federal funding
stemmed from delibera-
tions from a health com-
mittee Boyd convenes each


year with representatives
from the 10 counties in his
district.
Each county writes
grants and the commit-
tee reviews the grants and
ranks them. The county
Health Department part-
nered with Sacred Heart on
the grant, which was ranked
No. 2 by the committee.
Digital mammography
is an emerging technology
that greatly assists radiolo-
gists in interpreting mam-
mograms. The units also.
reduce radiation and im-
prove image storage and
transmission.
"This federal funding is
so important and will help
enhance healthcare ser-
vices for the people of Gulf
County," Boyd said in a
statement. "Ensuring reli-
able and quality healthcare
in our communities is a
top priority for me and the
people of North Florida, and
I am extremely pleased that
this federal investment will
bolster the mammogram
services at the hospital."
Kent said Sacred Heart
will likelypurchase its mam-,
mography machine this fall
with an eye on the purchase
of the digital upgrade in the
spring by the time the hos-
pital opens.


Light to give coastal.and marine


conservation lecture series

F L OR IDA P STATE TheCoastal & Marine
U N I V � I TY Conservation Lecture Series
Helen M. Light
S . U.S. Geological Survey, Retired

' *. " "Declining Flows and Levels in the
' ' ' " " Apalachicola River and Effects on
Floodplain Habitats"

7".' -, \, g1Thursday, August 13, 2009
*" '. '. 7:00 PM until 9:00 PM
At
The FSU Coastal & Marine Laboratory
COASTAL , \ " ' Auditorium
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Light refreshments served after the lecture-

Apalachicola River water levels have been declining for more than 50 years, causing the
composition of floodplain forests to shift to a drier mix of species. Floodplain forests
bordering the river have lost more than 80,000 acres while floodplain streams, sloughs, and
lakes become disconnected from the main river channel more often and for longer
' durations than ever before, These changes substantially decrease offstream habitat for
fishes, mussels, and other aquatic animals, with repercussions that reverberate through the
river ecosystem. What are the contributing causes and are there any solutions?

Please join us for an evening with Helen Light, renown coastal plains ecologist and botanist,
as she weaves this tale of change, along the Apalachicola River caused by natural and ,
hum an-induced activities that affect the dynamo ics of water flow., Helen's knowledge of the
area, based on a 33 year career with the U, S. Geological Survey in Tallahassee, reveals ihe
importance of river flow to forests and other biological communities based on extensive
work she has conducted primarily on the Apalachicola Ri.ver, but also on the Suwannee,
Ochlockonee, and other Florida rivers.


Relay for Life set to begin


By Tim Croft
Star News Editor
The Wewahitchka Relay
for Life to benefit the fight
against cancer will be held
from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. CT
Saturday.
"This is going to be a
real community event in
the fight against cancer,"
said Cyndi Arani, commu-
nity representative for the
American Cancer Society's
Panama City office.
This year's relay will be
held in Lake Alice Park, the
walking trail skirting the
shoreline of Lake Alice.
Arani said a host of ven-
dors have been lined up for
the event.
"We have great food that
will be out there and arts
and, crafts," Arani said.
"We will also have things
for the kids to do."
Those will include a
petting zoo and children's
train rides around the
park.
There also is a lineup
of bands and musical per-
formers who will be pro-
viding a backdrop of rock,
bluegrass, country and
western music, with per-
formers entertaining from
the central park amphithe-


ater all day long and into
the night.
"We just want the whole
community to come out,"
Arani said. "It will be like
a festival."
After the opening cer-
emonies there will be a
survivors' walk for the
first lap around the park
followed by a lunch and re-
ception for those who have
survived an ordeal with
cancer.
"They are the reason
we do relay, those who
have survived and those
who are stricken," Arani
said, adding that there still
is a need for survivors for
the opening lap.
The luminaria ceremo-
ny, remembering those
who have fought valiantly
and lost the battle against
cancer, will take place at 9
p.m. CT. Folks can still pur-
chase luminarias from the
American CancerSociety.
Arani added that there
always is room for more
vendors and anyone inter-
ested in being a vendor can
contact Arani at 850-785-
9205, ext. 3508 or by e-mail
at c.arani@cancer.org.
For more information,
go to www.relayforlife.org/
Wewahitchkafl.


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enjoyed a fine vacation and camper, but the ball
in Mexico Beach before hitches on the bike and
loading up his motorcycle Hunter's vehicle did
with camper in tow for the not match in size. Not a
1,600 mile ride home to problem, Hunter said. He
Virginia. called a buddy.
But as he Hunter left and
traveled up Sheeler pulled out
State 71 this past his camera and
Sunday, Sheeler . walked to snap his
remembered photo.
a scene he had By the time
noticed on his he had finished,
way down, the ll there was Hunter,
view off the bridge TIM CROFT who had driven to
spanning the West Star news editor his buddy's house
Arm Creek. nearby to retrieve
"The picture a pipe wrench with
I saw was so beautiful," which the men switched
Sheeler, an avid around ball hitches to
photographer, recalled. "I facilitate towing.
see these kinds of pictures And then Hunter towed
and I have to photograph Sheeler, his bike and
them. I love nature and camper 24 miles back to
this was a beautiful sight." Mexico Beach.
So as he traveled back "I was wondering to
north he determined to myself, did somebody
pull to the side of the road send an angel to help me,"
near the bridge and tote Sheeler said.
out his camera. Hunter towed Sheeler
But as he crossed the to a buddy in Mexico
bridge and prepared to Beach, Kenneth "Buck"
pull over the hitch holding Rogers who happened
camper to motorcycle to be working that day
cracked and the camper and who happened to
was suddenly in contact be a welder and who
with the rear wheel of the happened to be more than
bike. happy to weld the broken
Sheeler said it was hitch back into traveling
everything he could do to condition.
get himself and the bike The proverbial stars
to the side of the road were aligning for Sheeler
without maiming or killing on this Sunday morning.
himself. Sheeler, you see, has a
"I was sweating, grandson named Hunter.
shaking, I thought how Sheeler was aided in his
lucky I was I didn't kill time of need by a man
myself," Sheeler said. "It named Hunter and was
was everything I could do further rescued by a man
riot to wreck." named Buck.
The wonderment of the Makes the hairs on the
day was just beginning, neck stand up a bit, no?
however, for Sheeler, the The story just gets
astonishment in his voice better.
palpable over a phone line By the time they
stretching to Virginia. arrived at Rogers' place
For it happened that Hunter had to leave to
local shrimper Freddy get ready for church and
Hunter was traveling Sheeler, raised by parents
behind Sheeler. Hunter who believed strongly
passed Sheeler but came in helping others, asked
back around, pulled up Hunter how much he
and said he had noticed owed him.
that Sheeler was having After all, he had
trouble and was there traveled 48 miles round
anything he could do to trip out of his way to
help. assist somebody Hunter
Sheeler said Hunter had never laid eyes on,
explained that he was wouldn't know if he passed
driving his mother's truck him in a restaurant,
and had church in two and done so on a hot
hours, but if he could help Sunday morning while in
in any way he would. preparation for church.
Sheeler told Hunter Surely gas money at
to go on, that church the least?
was more important, but Hunter would not
Hunter insisted on doing accept a dime.
what he could in the time "No, no, that's just how
he had available, we do things down here,"
The men checked Hunter told Sheeler.
out the situation and
considered a potential See KLATTERINGS A5




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thoroughly convinces. The spoken word is lost; the-printed word reinains.


Last week a reader pondered
in a letter to the editor if county
commissioners were insane or
incompetent in moving ahead with
consolidation of certain departments
under one roof.
S The better phrase to ponder is "in
control."
Consolidation is a coup for
Commissioner Carmen McLemore,
in whose district the consolidated
departments will reside.
Mr. McLemore will have a longer
drive each morning as he begins
another day of lording over county
operations, but once consolidation
is complete it won't be just the Road
Department, but also Public Works,
Mosquito Control and Maintenance,
over which he lords.
Taxpayers are missing the point
when they allude to higher fuel costs,
the longer drives for members of
Public Works, the Road Department,
Maintenance or Mosquito Control
who must report to Howard Creek
and then perform their duties, more
often than not south of Howard
Creek.
Taxpayers miss the point when
asserting work time will be lost
in transit, another waste of public
dollars, or that the county recently
spent $100,000 to renovate the Public
Works building.
From the outset commissioners'
assertions of money savings, which
they acknowledge will not come this
year, lacked logic.
None of the pertinent departments
does the bulk of its work at Howard
Creek. Sit on the side of the road now,
watch the trucks and county vehicles
coming and going from the site and
understand that fuel or work-time
savings wasn't part of any of what
Commissioner Bill Williams likes to
call "impact analysis."
As an aside, those who criticize
the potential for air pollution from
a proposed renewable energy plant
should take a day to see the spew
of fumes on the road entering and
exiting Howard Creek.
And if consolidation was such a
fine idea consider this: Commissioner


Me and Buddy
Wiggleton and Bob
Edwards used to push and
shove our way through
the baseball glove section
of Robert Hall's Western
Auto. The new leather
had such a wonderful
smell. And you mix in the
distinctive aroma of the
Neat's-foot oil and the
rubber hoses from the
auto displays on
the next aisle and
that conglomerated
scent WAS the
Western Auto
store. We didn't
linger to enjoy it.
As a matter of fact,
we were in such
a hurry to get the KE
good 99 cent Wilson COI
baseball that we Hunki
barely noticed...
I wish life had
a do over. Not so much
to correct things; or to
avenge a wrong: or to bet
on a different horse. We
should have just paid more
attention! I remember
the unique smell of that
wonderful store and Mr.
Hall smiling down at us..
but I didn't appreciate the
time or the pace of life or
the joy of the moment.
.3Blame it on youth.
It was the same for the
locker room smell. You put
twenty sweaty bodies in
the dressing room at the
back of the McKenzie High
School gymnasium in 1963,
mix in some dirty practice
pants and some old jock
straps...and you had an
aroma for the ages. But
we mostly were fussing
about running those extra
laps. Or we were making
fun of the new girl Billy
Barksdale was keen on.
Or we were discussing
how great life would be
if we could just get out of
this little town. Or we got


ESI
LE
Ier


Billy Traylor has repeatedly defended
the critical role the Road Department
plays in storm clean-up - a
department headquartered 30 miles
from the coast.
Taxpayer money isn't the factor,
never has been for this commission
- control is the end to the means.
That is underscored by budget
meetings in which commissioners
all but high-fived each other for
maintaining spending at $12.7 million
or so the past several years after the
high-water mark of $13.6 million in
2005.
That $1 million reduction was the
result of eliminating the Wewahitchka
transfer station operation, little else.
The board has reduced its
spending for next year to $11.4 million
as of the last budget meeting, but
that is still $3 million over where it
should be given a 5 percent growth in
spending - one any business would
envy - since 2001, compared to the
15, 12, 16, 31 and 25 percent spending
increases between 2001 and 2005.
That number is also more than
$2 million above what the board's
budget committee deemed the
essentials, the mandates and service
requirements at the baseline for the
county's operations.
And the argument that the board
should be congratulated for its
frugalness at a time of rising prices
loses steam when considering that
the decline in real estate values alone
has resulted in a substantial decline
in the cost of materials, etc., not to
mention the retreat of fuel prices
since the bubble of last year.
As was noted during a recent
commission meeting the two districts
that provide the overwhelming
majority of property taxes to the
county for services are Districts 3
and 5, south of Howard Creek.
And, yet, the three commissioners
who represent the area south of
Howard Creek enable this exertion of
control on the part of Mr. McLemore
and Mr. Traylor, who trumpeted
that the commission was 10 years
behind on consolidation - this from
a commissioner in office almost 20


engrossed in stopping up
the drains in the shower
so the water could build
up and we could slide buck
naked across the length of
the floor---that we missed,
again, the significance of
the moment.
Someone should have
had a camera.
We finally got old
enough to drive. We
made a bee line
for Frank's Dairy
Bar. I thought I
a looked especially
good behind the
wheel of the rather
nondescript 1960
family Chevrolet.
The boys talked
LEY about girls. I have
IERT no idea what the
down girls talked about.
We all bemoaned
the boring time
we lived in. And the small
town. And the ratty school.
And the short summer.
The guys dreamed of some
beautiful new girl moving
in from North Carolina or
Texas. I don't know what
the girls dreamed about.
We ate cheeseburgers
for 40 cents. And nursed
chocolate malts down to
the last drop at the end of
the straw. We mumbled
like Marion Brando and
combed our hair back
like James Dean. And we
turned up the speakers
when Elvis came on. We
laughed over nothing.
And got mad for the same
reason. If we liked Kay,
King we'd get Patty Gaines
to talk to Nancy Bateman
to ask Susie Branon if
she'd mention our name
to Kay to see what her
reaction might be... Life
seemed so awkward and
backwards at times. Man,
if we had just lived in
Jackson or Memphis!'
We had no clue how


special that particular
moment at that particular
place was! It never dawned
on us that Hollywood
would be making movies
about us one day! I'd give a
thousand dollars for one of
those cheeseburgers right
now....andjust five minutes
in that back corner booth
of Frank's chewing the fat
with Ricky, Buddy, Pam,
LaRenda..
We spent our time
trying to speed life up. I
should have been nicer to
Mr. Frank. I should have
taken notes on all the
funny things Leon said. I
should have walked right
up to Kay King and told
her what I was thinking.
That 1960 Chevy I thought
was so bland is now a
classic.
What were we thinking?
Granddaddy had a
garden that wouldn't quit!
He could grow anything.
His rows were straight and
clean. His stalks loaded.
His tomatoes large. He
planted at the right time,
fertilized when needed
and fretted over the snap
beans in a manner that
made them shape up. I
helped him. But I didn't
observe him. I just planted
like he said, covered
it like he said, hoed it
when he said and picked
it when he said. I was
mostly thinking about the
baseball field across from
the Pajama Factory and
if John Ingram and Larry
Ridinger were down there
having fun....
I couldn't grow a dollar
weed on a manure heap
today. And a cucumber
patch would be an
insurmountable task! I was
sitting at the master's feet
and didn't have the sense
to let a little knowledge fall
my direction. All I had to


years.
The majority of work performed
by the departments subject to
consolidation is centered south of
Howard Creek and several of the
departments have either newly-
renovated or perfectly suitable -
especially in difficult economic times
- buildings from which to operate.
The idea that consolidation to
Howard Creek is a money-saver
is a facade to an effort to exert
more control over the day-to-day
operations of the county by a minority
on the commission.
Further compounding the
absurdity of the argument is the
conceit that consolidation will trim
a bloated workforce at a time when
the chairman has repeatedly made
clear that nobody is losing a job on his
watch, a proclamation that no one of
right mind in the private sector would
assert.
So, regardless of what is
happening in the private sector,
an operational footprint that looks
remarkably similar, including the
continued hiring of favored friends or
relatives, to that of recent years, will
be maintained, a status quo missing
in the private sector. -
And that is what consolidation is
about at its core, the status quo.
Mr. McLemore and Mr. Traylor
can count on the chairman in
particular to enable their pursuit of
more control over county operations
as that voting block of three holds the
county hostage.
They are the Three Kings
enjoying the fruits of the divisions
that single-member districts create
and together form a voting block
that renders almost meaningless the
commission's other two seats or any
attempt to bring financial sanity or
efficiency to the county.
They are not insane or
incompetent. They are in control and
politically savvy enough to "serve"
the minority of voters who help
maintain that control.
That is the consolidation the
county operates under at a cost to
taxpayers that is incalculable.


do was open my eyes.. Life
has so much to offer but it
doesn't matter if you wait
till Pa's funeral to realize
it.
Once upon a time I
thought my opinion was
better than yours. I would
argue with folks. A lot!
Mostly over important
things like why lasagna
was enhanced if you left
them little green leafy
things out. Or how Stan
Musial was a better hitter
than Ted Williams. We'd
come out of the Park
Theatre on Saturday
and near 'bout fight over
who was more gifted at
rounding up rustlers,
Hoppy, Gene or Roy. We've
sat in front of Maxine's
Golden Coiffure's Beauty
Salon and argued over who
walked out with the largest
bouffant. I've listened to
the Ford versus Chevrolet
controversy for years. I've
debated politics, beauty
queens, is wrestling fake,
did we really land men
on the moon, who shot
J. R. and which one of
those O'Riley girls had the
biggest nose.
It was fun..and it
killed a lot of time. But it
really is like one of those
little Gerbil things
fighting to stay on top of
the Ferris wheel. It just
ain't worth it. And I've
learned that my opinion is
just that!
Think how much better
off we'd a'been if these
"revelations" had "took
hold" while were still
squinting from the sun
as we exited the Park
Theatre. Or when we
walked into the Western
Auto for the very first time.
Or plopped down 40 cents
for a burger..
Respectfully,
Kcs


Our VIEW




Go with 'in control'


Asleep at the switch


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A5 The Star LetterS


Thursday, August 6, 2009


Florida must



protect native



species, habitats

By Rodney Barreto
Chairman Florida Fish'and Wildlife Conservation Commission
As manager of Florida's fish and wildlife
resources, the Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission (FWC) is diligent in
protecting native species and habitats. When an
exotic species invades our natural landscape, it is
our duty to do everything possible to ensure those
invaders do not expand their range and harm the
fragile balance of Florida's unique and abundant
wildlife.
The Burmese python threatens that balance
in the Everglades. A non-venomous constrictor,
it preys on native Florida species of mammals,
birds and reptiles. The appetite of the Burmese
python poses a serious threat to some of Florida's
already endangered species. For example, Burmese
pythons have eaten Key Largo woodrats, a federally
endangered species.
We must do everything possible now to stop its
spread into other areas.
To that end, we began a python permit program
on July 17 as a way to manage this unwanted
species effectively. Under this program, the FWC
hand-picked seven herpetologists to receive permits
to go on specific FWC-managed lands and search
for all Reptiles of Concern, including the Burmese
python, and euthanize the snakes. We chose experts
who know how to handle these large reptiles.
Furthermore, we require the python be killed on site
to ensure that none of these snakes escapes into
other areas.
The permit holders may use hand-held
instruments to kill the pythons but, under the
current program, they may not use firearms or
traps. Again, the professionalism of these permit
holders ensures that the pythons are disposed of
quickly and efficiently. The scientific data collected
from these pythons will assist FWC biologists in
learning more about this predator in the Everglades.
And every time a python is destroyed, it means there
is one less python slithering through the wilds of
Florida.
The American Veterinary Medical Association
provides a laudable set of objectives for euthanasia
of animals in laboratory and research settings.
However, these objectives are not always practical in
the wild. The AVMAs objectives are guidelines, but
are not mandatory.
The FWC has been committed to preventing the
spread of nonnative species throughout the state.
In January 2008, the Commission approved revised
regulations for nonnative and captive wildlife that
require anyone owning a Reptile of Concern to be
permitted through the FWC. We define a Reptile
of Concern as a reptile that has habits that may
adversely affect the environment or may be a
threat to public safety. Reptiles of Concern must
be licensed by the FWC to be kept as a pet. The
license costs $100 per year and mandates specific
caging requirements. Reptiles of Concern more than
two inches in diameter must be implanted with a
microchip that identifies the animal.
It is unlawful to allow these exotic pets to escape
or to release them into the wild. The FWC holds
Nonnative Pet Amnesty Days throughout the year
so. people who can no longer keep or care for a
nonnative pet can bring them to us for adoption by
licensed recipients. We have made every effort to
ensure that no more of these pythons are allowed to
escape into the wild.
Our python permit program is just the
beginning. We are working with Everglades National
Park, the South Florida Water Management-District,
the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and others on this
problem. How the pythons are disposed of is not the
issue; how we work together to solve a problem is.
All groups - nonprofits, governmental and private
- should be working toward one goal in the case
of the Burmese python in the' Everglades, which
is their eradication from a place where they do not
belong.
The FWC's main responsibility remains to reduce
populations of a problematic species to minimize
impacts to native fish and wildlife, their habitats and
to residents of Florida.




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Letters to the EDITOR


Angels in Port St. Joe
Dear Editor:
Angels are not always cute little
girls with long golden curls, feathery
wings, and long flowing gowns. No,
sometimes angels look like 10 rugged
men in blue jeans or shorts.
These are the angels I know
about. You see, at a time when
stressors are high and incomes are
low, these angels come to take care
of your needs.
On a hot July day, 10 angels
appeared at our new home, in
our new town of Port St Joe. A
mother and daughter just starting
our lives over. Before we reached our
new dwelling, the angels appeared
and unloaded our U-Haul truck. We
knew they had been there when we
saw all our belongings sitting in the
house.
Most of the Angels' faces we have
never seen. Most of their voices we
have never heard. But, we could tell
the love they left behind. They made
us feel that God had been there in
our new home.
We would like to ask a Special
Blessing for our angels - Phillip and
Toney, Teedy and Harry, Charles
and Jimmy, Billy, Buddy, Paul, and
Robert. They are the members of the
First Baptist Church of Port St. Joe
Disaster Relief Team.
One day soon, we would like to
share our Christian experience with
someone in need.
Thank you for sharing yours
with us.
Connie and Haley Huggins
Port St. Joe

Visitor or neighbor?
Dear Editor:
I am a resident of St. Joe Beach. I
experienced something July 26 and I
am having a hard time deciding how
to deal with it. On that day someone
came into a shelter we had erected
on the beach and took three folding
chairs and numerous children's toys.
Total cost a little over $200.
Okay, I am one of those people
they keep referring to in the county
commission meetings as "retired
and living on a fixed income" while
they commissioners raise the taxes
anyway (but I digress). The $200 is of
some consequence to me but not of
primary importance.
I am trying to figure out how I
should feel about this loss. Although
no circumstances excuses stealing,
how I deal with it really depends
upon "who and why."
* If it was a visitor to the area, I
guess I just chalk it up to community
economic development.
* If it was a resident, a neighbor, a
friend, then I have a tougher puzzle.
* If it was a youth, I guess I should


be concerned that if he/she were
caught - it could really mess up their
life for a long time. For what? Two
hundred dollars of "stuff." Really not
worth the risk.
* If it was an adult, it depends "
upon why they took the things they'
did. If they took the chairs because
they wanted to sit on the beach, fine.
You are welcome to do that -just
return them when you are done.
The children's beach toys are
another matter. They were some of
my grandson's favorites.
* If you took them because your
children or grandchildren had
none and you had no other way
to get them any, then I guess that
they went to a good cause. I would
probably have given them to you, had
you bothered to ask. At least I would
like to have been in on the decision
and the joy of watching them play
with them for a short while. In that
case, I am sorry that you are in that
situation. I will pray for you.
* But, if you took them just
because you could, be aware that a
two-year-old little boy is devastated
by the loss. In that case I guess you
are just a miserable individual.
James McKenzie
St. Joe Beach

Biomass is a scam
Dear Editor:
The recent proposal to build
a costly wood [biomass] burning
electrical generation plant in Port
St. Joe is being sold to everyone as
"clean and green." It is neither.
The fact is this 45 MW "biomass"
plant will spew out more C02 than a
coal plant of similar size - at least 600
million pounds of C02 every year, 600
million pounds that will accelerate
global warming.
The proponents argue that the
, trees burned in the plant will grow
back, so the project is "carbon
neutral." However, as the EPA
stated on April 24, 2009, in the
Endangerment Proposal on C02,
"... for a given amount of C02
released today, 30 percent will be
removed over a few centuries, and
the remaining 20 percent will only
slowly decay over time such that it
will take many thousands of years
to remove from the atmosphere."
(emphasis added).
In simple fact, trees don't grow
fast enough to reabsorb all that C02
within a window of time that will
actually help avert the climate crisis.
The project is not carbon neutral.
Burning trees puts more carbon
in the air and worsens climate
change because every molecule of
C02 in the atmosphere has the same
impact as every other molecule,
whether the C02 came from a


burning a tree or a tailpipe.
The false argument that often
prevails is that this massive C02
release is "natural." Sure, this
carbon was part of nature before
the wood was incinerated, but what
matters is the increase in C02 in the
atmosphere, not where it came from.
Regardless of where it came from
or what you call it won't prevent the
C02 emitted from the smokestack at
this plant from adding to the burden
in the atmosphere.
The plant developers also claim
the plant is "low emissions"-but
that doesn't address C02. There is
nothing in the proposed emissions
controls on this plant that
significantly reduces C02 emissions.
Just look at the lack of common
sense here. Burning wood
increases the amount of C02 in the
atmosphere. And cutting down trees
reduces the amount of C02 taken out
of the atmosphere. That's a double
whammy for the environment.
The bottom.line is that CO2 is C02.
The biomass plant in Port St. Joe will
emit more than 600 million pounds of
C02 every year. That's a fact.
It isn't "clean and green." It's a
travesty
The current Congressional
climate bill [ACES] is packed with
incentives that make developers
rich and taxpayers poor. The current
Senate version lets the power
company charge an extra 2.1 cents
per kwh to supply you with energy
from this plant. The Senate bill also
offers cut-rate loans. The potential
for a big grant from ARRA makes
construction even cheaper, and
return on investment even higher.
And none of that accounts for the
increased health costs associated
with the emissions from these plants
which increase harmful ground
level ozone and particulates which
increase asthma, worsen chronic
pulmonary disease and precipitate
cardiovascular problems or heart
attacks..
This scam is about more than
C02. This biomass plant is about
investors' profits, not a clean
environment or clean power.
The way this plant is being
promoted is a scam - costing you
in dollars, in health, and in your
children's futures. There are cleaner
sources of energy available in
Florida, the sunshine state. Wisely
using the provisions of the ARRA
and the ACES bill can make clean,
affordable energy available for
Port St. Joe and be a much better
investment of taxpayer money than
funding a wood burning electrical
generation plant that is actually
"dirtier" than a coal power plant.
Bill Sammons
Lincoln, Mass.


Distracted driving makes others feel unsafe


Thirty-five percent of drivers said
they feel less safe than they did five
years ago when driving, according to
the second-annual 2009 Traffic Safety
Culture Index released by the AAA
Foundation for Traffic Safety.
In an effort to spark dialogue
about improving our safety culture
and working toward the goal of zero
deaths on our nation's highways,
the AAA Foundation launched its
second-annual survey of the driving
public on a wide variety of issues.
"Over the past 25 years, motor
vehicle crashes have, prematurely,
violently and tragically ended the
lives of one million Americans,
killing more of our children, teens
and young adults than any other
single cause," said AAA Foundation
President and CEO Peter Kissinger.
"That's one death every 13 minutes."'
Distracted driving was top-of-
mind for motorists, with 80 percent
of motorists rating distracted driving
as a very serious threat to their


safety. Even those who admitted to
distracted driving acknowledged
they were putting themselves in
danger. For example, more than
half of those who admitted to
reading or sending text messages or
e-mails while driving indicated they
were much more likely to have an
accident.
Following are highlights from the
2009 Traffic Safety Culture Index:
* 90 percent of respondents said
people driving after drinking alcohol
was a very serious threat to their
safety; 87 percent said the same
about text messaging or e-mailing
while driving %
* More than two-thirds admitted
to talking on a cell phone and .
21 percent admitted to reading or
sending a text message or e-mail
while driving in the past month.
* Nearly 90 percent said texting
or e-mailing while driving was a
very serious threat to safety, yet
18 percent of those same people


admitted texting in the past month.
* 58 percent said that talking on
a cell phone while driving was a very
serious threat to their safety, yet 55
percent of those same people self-
reported talking on cell phones while.
driving in the past month.
* Nine out of 10 people considered
running a red light unacceptable,
yet 26 percent of those same people
admitted to running a red light.
* Nine out of 10 people considered
tailgating unacceptable, yet 24
percent of those same people
admitted to tailgating in the past 30
days.
* 63 percent considered speeding
15 mph or more on the highway
unacceptable, yet 28 percent of those
same people admitted doing so in
the past month. Fully 95 percent
of people rated speeding 15 mph
or more over the speed limit on
residential streets unacceptable,
yet 21 percent of those same people
admitted doing so in the past month.


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KLATTERINGS from page A4


Sheeler offered that on his
vacation to Mexico Beach next year,
he would spend a day as a deck hand
on Hunter's shrimp boat. Hunter
wondered if Sheeler understood
what hard work that would be.
"I figured if nothing else I would
jump in the water and serve as bait,"
Sheeler said with a laugh.
Sheeler and Hunter finally
entered into a gentlemen's
agreement that come next summer,
Sheeler would spend a day on
Hunter's boat.
"I am totally flipped out," Sheeler
recounted. "How lucky can I be to
run into a guy who doesn't know me,
has never seen me, and is willing to


help me the way he did? And I was
1,600 miles from home. What could
have happened if that hitch had
broken on the highway or anywhere
else?"
To Sheeler's amazement, Rogers
would not accept a dime for his labors,
either. Not a red cent for working on a
Sunday for this man who he had never
seen before that morning.
"It was unbelievable," Sheeler
said. "I don't know how a person
could be more lucky."
Since Hunter and Rogers would
accept no money, Sheeler pondered
on it and figured the only way to get
the men their due recognition was
to call the local paper and lay out


.his story and see if there wasn't an
article in there.
So, late on Monday afternoon,
he called our office. After business
hours and headed to a meeting, I
debated even answering the call.
After talking to Sheeler I can't
fathom what the debate could
possibly have been about.
"I started thinking while this was
going on that, hey, this is the kind
of place I might want to live in,"
Sheeler said. "I was raised to help
people. What those guys did, it just
struck me so hard."
As Sheeler put it, the events are
best captured by a simple cliche
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By Marie Logan
Contributing Writer
In the first budget work-
shop for fiscal year 2009-10,
which begins Oct. 1, 2009,
the Mexico Beach city
council discussed the gen-
eral fund and set a tenta-
tive millage rate of 4.827.
"This will be the 'worst
case scenario,'" Deborah
McLeod, Mexico Beach's
city clerk, said. "It will
not go higher and it might
come down."
Last year's millage rate
was 3.70.
One mill equals one dol-
lar for every $1,000 of tax-
able property value.
Even though Mexico
Beach property values
took a big hit in the latest
property appraisal, city of-
ficials did not go overboard
in compensating for next
fiscal year's budget.
. From the tentative 4.827
mills, the city would only
generate $84,174 more than
last year's budget, a large
portion of which would go
into the city's reserve fund,
according to city mayor Al
Cathey.
The 2008-09 property
appraisal generated $607
million worth of taxable
property values for the city,
which dropped to $470 mil-
lion for 2009-10.
According to McLeod,


PUBLIC HEARING
The first public budget hearing for Mexico
Beach will be held on Sept. 16 at 5:03 p.m.
Central Time.
The meeting had been tentatively set for
Sept. 14, but was moved to Sept. 16. because
Mexico Beach will be hosting the League of
Cities meeting at 6 p.m. CT on Sept. 14 at
Toucan's.


that constituted a 23 per-
cent drop, using the city's
baseline figures.
She said the Bay County
Property Appraiser's office
used a different set of base-
line figures, and set the de-
crease at 19.2 percent.
Cathey said the city had
decreased its millage each
year when property values
had increased.
"We were the highest
increase," he said, refer-
ring to the significant prop-
erty value increase in Bay
County during the 2003-05
real estate boom. "So we
should have the lowest fall.
"I think our people will
understand that if they
[property values] go down,
we have no choice but to
raise the millage.
"Hopefully our history
will show when we have
to increase millage, this is
why."
The city had to increase
the millage to keep even,


Cathey said.
Ad valorem dollars -
money from property taxes
that is used directly by the
city to pay for operations -
account for $2.33 million of
the total $4.3 million tenta-
tive budget submitted, ac-
cording to McLeod.
Attendance at the bud-
get workshop was practi-
cally non-existent, with
only one Mexico Beach
property owner attending.
This was a far cry from
several recent years, when
budget workshops were
packed with property own-
ers. "
The next city budget'
workshop will be held on
Aug: 5 at 3 p.m. CT. Discus-
sion of the general fund
will be completed and the
city's enterprise fund will
be studied.
The deadline for the city
to set and submit the ten-
tative millage rate to Bay
County is Aug. 13.


Mexico Beach pier, beach renourishment

and boat ramp under scrutiny


By Marie Logan
Contributing Writer
In a July 28 general
workshop of the Mexico
Beach city council, the
council debated the final
steps on the city pier exten-
sion.
With the entire pier al-
ready designed and permit-
ted to a maximum length
of 256 feet, the council
prepared to budget for the
complete extension.
That would add approxi-
mately $141,000 more to the
current cost of the pier.
A decision --must be
made at the regular August
11 city council meeting in
order to lock in the cur-
rent low price, according to
Chris Forehand, of Preble
Rish, the city's engineering
firm of record.
Construction on the next
phase of the pier extension
is scheduled to begin after
'Labor Day. The final phase
of construction would max
out the pier and end with a
"T" shaped extension that
would take, the structure
just past the second sand
bar, according to city may-
or Al Cathey.,
The city's submerged
land lease from the state
would then be maxed. out,
according to Cathey, and
the pier could not be ex-
tended farther.
One of the reasons for
continuously extending the
pier was to avoid the accu-
mulating sand that collects
under the pier from the
west side.
The sand by-pass sys-
tem that was installed with-
in the last two years was
supposed to correct the
problem by allowing sand
to be pumped from the city
canal down the beach past


the pier.
The expectation was
that sand pumped to the
east of the pier would natu-
rally flow down the beach
and renourish the serious
erosion along the eastern
two-thirds of the city's
beach.
But the system has
not proven as effective as
hoped.
According to Troy Wil-
liams, the city's director of
public works, the new city
dredge cannot pump sand
to the other side of the pier
"as anticipated" without
choking the dredge pump
and wearing out the pump
and dredge engine.
An alternative method
of beach renourishment
also discussed was a ve-
hicular sand by-pass, by
which sand would be stock-
piled just east of the city ca-
nal and trucked down the
beach and distributed.
According to Forehand,
he had discussed it with
Florida Department of
Environmental Protection
(FDEP) and they were
"open to it, but not during
turtle season."
Forehand told the coun-
cil that the plan would allow
the city to truck sand down
the beach, using special
trucks, for about one week
every two months for the
six months not included in
turtle nesting season.
That would cost ap-
proximately $162,000 annu-
ally and would take 20-plus
years to rebuild the beach
by that method, without
any storms hitting the
beach during that period,
he said.
Another option Fore-
hand offered was a $6 mil-
lion engineered beach proj-
ect along the entire three-


mile city beach.
Forehand was instruct-,
ed to explore the vehicular
sand by-pass option and
the beach restoration op-;
tion with FDEE
On the northwest side
of town, the new boat ramp"
was proceeding "fairly
well," according to Cathey,"
who said the plans had
been reviewed by the city
and returned to the St.
Joe Company for their ap-
proval.
St. Joe donated the ap-
proximately five acre site
for the boat ramp from their;
acreage that is eventually
slated to become the Bon-
fire Beach development.
However, Cathey told
the other council members
that he had received only
the day before the lease
agreement from St. Joe to
the city for the property.
Council members were
disturbed that the land
agreement was in the form.
of a lease and not an out-
right donation of the land
to the city, as they had un-
derstood it was to be.
Cathey said he had "not
obligated this city to get
a boat ramp based on a
lease," that until (the day
before) it was the first time
a lease had come up," and
he did not remember any
mention of a lease, either.
Cathey indicated sever-
al changes he had already
marked and discussed with
St. Joe officials as being
completely unacceptable in
the lease."
The council reviewed
those items and they were
to read the document for
other changes needing to
be made before the matter
was discussed at the regu-
lar August 11 city council
meeting.


20th Annual Exotic Bird Fair and Festival


TALLAHASSEE - The Big
Bend Bird Club, Inc. of Tal-
lahassee will host its 20th
Annual Exotic Bird Fair and
Festival on Aug. 29-30 at the
North Florida Fairgrounds.
Come experience the tropi-
cal setting with exotic birds
- it's a step above the ordi-
nary. _See some of the most
beautiful birds from around
the world--macaws, cocka-
toos, cockatiels, lovebirds,
parrolets, finches, African
Greys, and more. In addi-
tion, you can choose from
a huge variety of bird toys,
bird food, birdcages in all
price ranges, and much
more!.
Headlining the 20th an-
niversary celebration will
be The Paradise Parrots
from Tampa Bay. They talk,


roller skate, do gymnastics,
play basketball and more.
Taught by circus animal
trainer Vickie Howle, the
birds that were once aban-
doned by former owners
have appeared on Animal
Planet's Pet Star cable TV
show.
This relaxing family ex-
perience includes special
raffles, balloons, and face
painting for the kids. On
both Saturday and Sunday,
educational programs will
give new pet owners tips on
appropriate bird behavior,
health, train ing tricks, and
proper techniques of care
from an avian vet and a pro-
fessional parrot trainer from
ZooWorld. You will see baby
birds being fed, and meet lo-
cal artists with bird related


jewelry, pottery, and cards.
Enjoy mouth-watering
foods, hotdogs and snacks.
Admission is $5.00; children
10 and under are free. A:
two-day admission is $8.
Parking is free.
' Vendors and visitors are
coming to Tallahassee from
as far away as Missouri,
Mississippi, Alabama, North
Carolina, Georgia and Flor-
ida. Make new friends and
relax with some of nature's
most beautiful and wonder-
ful winged creatures!
For more information,
please visit www.bigbend-
birdclub.com or contact: Jill
de Bedout, President, The
Big Bend Bird Club,' Inc.,
PO. Box 16453, Tallahassee,
FL 32317-6453 orjillsbirdz@O
yahoo.com.





Thursday, August 6, 2009


Local


The Star I A7


SCALLOPS from page Al
members prepared basket- filled with
piping~hot fried scallops
The civic club cooked 2.2i i potund.. ol
scallops during the eventJ
Festival goers also could putirchal..c
flash frozen scallops in five pound bagl_
orenjoyavarietyofItasty treat al the 4
food court.
Vendors along Marina Cot: peddled
an assortment of wares, including
paintings,jewelry, metal sculpture, hair A
bows and plants that grew suspended
in air Jm
Children jumped up and down in
the Bounce Castle, rode the -trackless ,
train," played with bunuies at the petting
zoo and saddled up for pony rides
Saturday's musical line-up drew a
large crowd, which wound from the '
bandstand to the sidewalks and into the
parking lot.
Think?, Bo Spring and Amanda Shaw
performed in the afternoon, with Eric
Lindell and Tab Benoit working the
night shift.
Among those in the audience was
a Baltimore woman celebrating her
eighteenth birthday.
According to Chafin, theI
woman's three favorite
performers were Shaw,
Lindell and Benoit, and she
had traveled all the way to DEBBIE HOOPER I . I.. :.m
Port St. Joe to hear ABOVE: Patrick and
them play. Mandi Jones stayed dry
Afteran while son Joke cooled off in
impressive the Marina Cove fountain
start, Sunday's LEFT: Whimsical metal
attendance declined
considerably, with sculptures shaped like
only a couple a fish. bird and spider
thousand sticking . were among the festival s
around for the free Imost unique offerings.
event. .RIGHT: Amanda Shav's
"We'retrying fiddle playing delighted
to get more the crowd. BELOW:
people out on Sunday.- Chafin Saturdays musical
said. "We've got to figtire that headliners. Tab Bernort
out for next year." . kI n ,.l ri:.- :.-.11 ,;ht " r


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prepare piping hot scallop baskets. RIGHT: A giant slide and bounce castle
were popular items inside the "Kid's Zone." BELOW: Young and old alike
enjoyed rides on the "Chattahoochee Choo Choo."


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Port St. Joe takes (lass 2A All-Sports Award


By Tim Croft
Star News Editor
Not quite a sweep again
this year,; but Port St. Joe
High School was still the all-
sports class among public
Class 2A schools in the state.
Port St. Joe won the
Dodge Sunshine Cup all-
sports award in Class 2A
public schools for the sec-
ond-straight year, although
the Sharks fell just short
of the sweep of the boys,
girls and all-sports award it
earned last school year.
Port St. Joe had 439.5
points to pace Class 2A
public schools, far out-dis-
tancing Fort Meade, which
finished with 291.5 points.
Cottondale had 222
points, and Bozeman High


out of Panama City was
fourth with 143 points.
Port St. Joe also fin-
ished first among Class 2A
public schools in the girls'
all-sports standings with
259 points, with Cottondale
second with 157 points.
A second place finish in
track and field and softball,
as well as a run deep into
the playoffs by the Lady Ti-
ger Sharks basketball team,
helpedfPort St. Joe pace the
Class 2A public school field.
On the boys' side, Port St.
Joe, with 180.5 points, fin-
ished second to Fort Meade,
which had 226.5 points.
A trip to the state semi-
finals in football and base-
ball, as well as a postseason
berth in basketball, paced
the Tiger Shark boys.


Points are awarded
based on a school's fin-
ish in Florida High School
Athletic Association state
series competition in each
.sport. The top 16 finishers
receive points, with 100 go-
ing to a state champion, 90
to a state runner-up, 83 for
state semifinals and so on.
In non-bracket or indi-
vidual sports, points are
awarded on a sliding scale.
Schools get a five-point
bonus for winning district
or regional championships
- Port St. Joe won six dis-
trict and two regional titles
- and are docked points in
the event of a student/ath-
lete ejection or similar un-
sportsmanlike conduct that
results penalties for a team
or individual.


Lady Tiger Sharks
volleyball
Summer's almost over
and that means it's time for
high school volleyball. Port
St. Joe High School will be
conducting its first official
practice at 3 p.m. ET on
Monday, Aug. 10. August
10-14 will be practice and
varsity tryouts week. We've
had a great three weeks
of conditioning, so let's
start the practice sessions
off great by being on time
and prepared (knee pads).
You must have a current
FHSAA sports physical
and release form on file
- NO EXCEPTIONS.
Our season opener will be
a varsity only match up
against the Lady Rams of
Rutherford at 2 p.m. ET on
Tuesday, Sept. 8, at home in
front of the entire student
body. So let's get ready
now. Parent information
meeting will be at 5 p.m. on
Wednesday, Aug. 12, in the
high school gym. For more
information, call the coach,
W. Taylor at 229-8251, ext.
202. As always, thanks


for your support and GO
TIGER SHARKS!

Football practice
begins Monday
High school football
practice will begin on
Monday, Aug. 10, at both
Wewahitchka and Port St.
Joe High Schools.
Practice will be
conducted at the respective
high school's practice fields.
All players must have
their physical and parent
permission before they will
be allowed to practice.

Bay Brewers and Gulf
Drive advance
In Sunday afternoon's
first round of the Big Bend
Baseball playoffs, the No. 4
seed Bay County Brewers
(host) defeated No. 5
seed Chattahoochee Red
Birds 20 - 10. In a game
hosted by No. 3 seed Gulf
County Drive (PSJ), the
Drive defeated No. 6 seed
Jackson County Jays 9 - 0.
This sends Gulf and Bay
to the second round of the


playoffs next Sunday.
On Sunday, Aug. 9, the
second round of Big Bend
will be played as follows:
Bay Brewers will
play top-seeded Liberty
Diamond Dawgs at 3
p.m. EDT at Bristol High
School.
The Gulf County
Drive will play No. 2 seed
Calhoun County Horsemen
at 2 p.m. CDT at Altha
High School.
The winners of the
second round advance to
the Championship Series,
best 2 of 3 games, to be
played Aug. 15-16 at a site
and timeto be determined.

Wewahitchka High
volleyball camp
The Wewahitchka High
School volleyball camp will
beheld Aug. 11-13 and 18-
20 from 6-9 p.m. CT. The
cost is $50 in advance or
$10 per day. Any middle
or high school student
is invited to attend. For
further, information, call
Johnny Taunton 639-5971
or Mary Holley at 639-2228.


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SPECIAL TO THE STI
Joined by Wewahitchka Medical Center employees, Wewahitchka Mayor Ray Dickens
signs a proclamation declaring the week of Aug. 9-15 "National Health Center Week."
To commemorate the week, the center will host a health, fair Aug. 1 .



Health Fair to offer




free health screenings


By Despina Williams
Star Staff Writer
If your cholesterol soars,
your hearing fails or your
snoring wakes the neighbors,
you might want to pay a visit
to the Wewahitchka Medical
Center on Aug. 11.
If you have a strange mole,
brittle bones, bad vision and
a sneaking suspicion that
you might be overweight, you
might want to come, too.
The Wewahitchka Medi-
cal Center Health Fair will
offer a variety of free health
screenings for children and
adults from 1 to 4 p.m. CT next
Tuesday.
The center will partner
with local health providers,
including Bay Medical Cen-
ter, Gulf Coast Medical Center
and Gulf Coast Dermatology,
to address patient needs.
Attendees may be screened
for cholesterol, vision, hear-
ing, skin cancer, oxygen satu-
ration, sleep apnea, bone
density, blood pressure, body
mass index, HIV/AIDS, stroke,
balance, pulmonary function,
memory and diabetes.
Children can have their
weight, vision and hearing
tested and enroll in the Child
ID Program.
The program records
a child's image and vital


statistics, and has been used
successfully to report missing
children.
The first 150 children to ar-
rive at the health fair will also
receive a bag filled with school
supplies.
Wewahitchka Medical Cen-
ter manager Tina Pate said
the screenings are intended to
educate people about poten-
tial health problems that may
require specialized care.
"The screenings let people
know if they need to see spe-
cialists," Pate said.
Attendees may choose to
have one or multiple screen-
ings, which will be set up in dif-
ferent rooms inside the center.
Pate hopes residents will
take advantage of the free
screenings, particularly those
who are uninsured.
"It's a real cost savings to
have these screenings done
and you can get them all done
at one time," Pate said. "It
saves you from traveling to an
eye doctor, a hearing doctor, a
skin cancer doctor."
Because the Medical Cen-
ter will not be taking regular
patients that afternoon, Dr.
David Tolstrup and physi-
cian's assistant Ann Rubin
will be available to answer any
health-related questions.
-Representatives from 38
health-related entities will


also provide a wealth of infor-
mation to attendees.
Among the topics to be ad-
dressed are assisted living
and nursing home facilities,
home health-care, disaster as-
sistance, smoking cessation,
long-term acute hospital care,
tissue donation, nutrition, be-
havioral health and veterans
services.-
Attendees may fill out ad-
vance directives and living
wills during the health fair,
and those with hearing impair-
ments can take home a free
sound-amplifying telephone.
Gulf County Emergency
Medical Services (EMS) will
host a free ambulance tour
on the medical center's front
lawn and Vision Bank will
provide snacks.
Pate also plans to draw
names for the winners of the
"Check Out That Body" cam-
paign, which encouraged resi-
dents to get health check-ups
during the month of July.
Though the health fair is a
free event, attendees are en-
couraged to give something
back - blood, that is.
The Blood Mobile will be
on-hand to accept donations.
For more ' information
about the health fair, contact'
Wewahitchka Medical Cen-
ter manager Tina Pate at
850-639-5828.


By Despina Williams,
Star Staff Writer
Rainy weather might have
kept the anglers away, but
it didn't dampen the Bayou
Bash organizers' pirits. I
"Rain and all, we had a
good time," said Triple Tails
Liquors and Gifts manager
AprilHicks.
The seventh annual char-
ity fishing tournament, spon-
sored by Triple Tails, was Sat-
urday, July 25.
Despite the downpour, ap-
proximately
100 anglers
participated
S in the tour-
nament,
which benefited the Grow-
ing Minds Center in Port
St. Joe.
Registration began at
6 a.m. outside of Triple Tails,
at 2411 C-30A in Simmons
Bayou, with final weigh-in at
6p.m.
Gary Messick reeled
in the biggest catch in the
overall adult division, with a
5.55-pound trout.
In the kid's division, Pay-
ton Rushing took home first
place for a trout weighing
1.66 pounds.
On land, the men of the
White City Fire Department
served up barbecue chicken
and' Boston butt, and The
Tate's Hell Band, from East-
point, entertained the soggy
crowd.
Hicks called the turnout
respectable, all things consid-
ered.
"It was not as big a turn-
out as we had hoped, but
people didn't come out
because of the rain," she
said.
The Growing Minds Cen-
ter, a school for children with
autism and other develop-
mental disorders, received
$3,500 in net proceeds from
the event.
The Bayou Bash is held ev-
ery year on the last Saturday
of July.


EVENT SPONSORS
Organizers of the Bayou
Bash would like to thank:
Triple Tails
Scallop Cove BP
Gulf County Commissioners
John Gainous, Post 10069 VFW
Don Ouellette of Media and
Marketing
Sunset Coast Grill
Turile Beach Inn
Kilgores Brick Pavers
Gulf County TDC
WOYS/Oyster Radio
Coast 2 Coast Printing
The Star
Dalys Dock & Dive
MainStay Suites
Bo Knows Pest Control
Thurman Roddenberry
Alines Beauty
Hannon Insurance
SSuperior Bank
Vision Bank
Emerald Coast FCU
Buy Rite .,
Capital City Bank
Coastal Community Bank
Coastal Design and Landscape
Paradise Coast Vacation Rentals
Griffin Sand & Concrete
A & A Homecare
Susan at Sassy Nails
Two Crabs
St. Joe Rent All
Mize Plumbing
Joe Mama's Pizza
CVS Pharmacy
Hungry Howies
Sonya at Alines Beauty
Gloria at Alines Beauty
Tim McFarland, P.A.
Mel Magidson, P.A.
Perky and Johanna White
'Catherin Collier
Portside Trading
Catheys Hardware
Gulf Coast Electric Co-op
Taylor Building Supply
Active Styles
Prosperity Bank and City of PSJ
for use of grills
Cooks: Chris Hicks. Murray
Smith, Carl Fox, Tyler Fox, Tony
Craft, Bobby Hayes


2009 BAYOU BASH WINNERS


Overall Winners Adult
Division:
Trout- Gary Messick 5.551bs
Spanish- Louise Musselwhite
3.801bs
Redfish- Jay Scott 7 spots
Catfish- Ben Crouse
Mystery Fish was Flounder-


Mike Pankey 3.581bs

Kids Division:
Trout- Payton Rushing
1.661bs
Spanish- Carter Thacker
3.61 lbs
Catfish- Hunter VanDerTulip





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T -Gone Fishin'
Jenny Knapp of Kent City, Michigan, in her 70s,
thanks the captain and his family and deck drew of the
.. . charter Fishing Xpress for the fishing trip on June 15.
Ms. Knapp traveled with her two sisters for her first-
ever deep-sea fishing excursion and came away with a
redfish and a wahoo among her catch.
"I just want to thank them so much for being so
good to my two sisters and very, very good to me. It
was so wonderful I will never forget it. That fish was so
good. Thank you so much again," wrote Ms. Knapp.


Engagement

J"Searcy-Lollie Engagement
Mr. and Mrs. Sammie Williams of
Port St. Joe and Mr. Robert Searcy of
�Chipley would like to announce the
engagement and forthcoming mar-
*riage of their daughter, Savanah Marie
Searcy, to Jeff Patrick Lollie, son of Mr.
S and Mrs. David Lollie of Tallahassee.
Savanah is the granddaughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Reuben Farmer of Port
St. Joe, Mr. and Mrs. Roger Beasley of
Wewahitchka and Mr. and Mrs. Paul
Davidson of Chipley Jeff is tie grand-
son of Mr. and Mrs. Gene Love of Talla-
hassee and Mr. and Mrs. Curtis Lollie
of Hosford.
An Aug. 15, 2009 wedding is planned
Sfor 2 p.m. ET at Hope Family Worship
Center in-Port St. Joe. A reception will
immediately follow the service in the
fellowship hall behind the church.
-.All friends and relatives are invit-
ed.
After their honeymoon Savanah and
Jeff will reside in Tallassee where both
are employed and Savanah is attend-
__ _ing Tallahassee Community College.


Visual Arts Center announces call for entries for

annual Faces and Facets Photography Competition


The Visual Arts Center
of Northwest Florida in
Panama City is pleased to
announce a call for entries
for the 21st Annual Faces
and Facets Photography
Competition and Exhibi-
tion.
This is a national exhibi-
tion, open to anyone resid-
ing in the United States,
both professional and
amateur. The deadline for
entries is August 20. The
exhibit will be on view at
The Visual Arts Center of
Northwest Florida from
Aug. 28 through Sept. 26.
The Faces and Facets


Photography Competition
and Exhibition includes
all types of photography,
including color, black and
white, film and digital. All
entries must be the original
work of the photographer,
no more than four years old,
and not previously exhibit-
ed at the Visual Arts Center
of Northwest Florida.
There are three age di-
visions: Adults (18 and up)
and Youth (13-17 and 12-
and-under.) The adult divi-
sion is divided into six cat-
egories: General, Nature,
Special Effects, Animals,
Architecture and People.


Each category will have
a category winner and an
honorable mention, and
there will be seven over-
all show awards: "Best of
Show;" first, second and
third place for Color; and
first, second and third place
for Black and White.
"Best of Show" receives
a $125 cash award. Prize
money for other awards is
to be determined. All win-
ners will receive a ribbon.
The Youth division winners
will receive merchandise
awards.
This will be the 21st year
of this venerable local show.


GALA announces First Fridays Art and
The Gulf Alliance for the month is Kyle Helbling with from 5:30-6:30 p.m. with
Local Arts will present its the featured musicians Neil Jones and Copps playing
next First Fridays celebra- Jones and Jon Copps. beginning at 6 p.m. ET.
tion of fine art and music There will be a cheese- First Fridays is held
this Friday, Aug. 8. and-wine reception and ex- each month at the Thirsty
The featured artist this hibition of Helbling's work Goat in the Port Inn located


It has been described as
Bay County's photo album.
"It is always a delight to see
so much local talent every
year," says Joan Burnett,
a local artist and member
of The Visual Arts Center
and PCA (Panama City Art-
ists.)
For a complete prospec-
tus of the show and submis-
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The Visual Arts Center's
Web site www.vac.org.cn or
call 850-769-4451 for more
information. The Visual
Arts Center is a non-profit
museum with a 20 year his-
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Local


The Star I B3


Claudia L. Sewell


Obituaries

Charles Floyd Price


Stephen L. Lucas


Claudia L. Sewell, 91, of
Port St. Joe, FL., passed
away at her home Sunday,
Aug. 2.
She was born December
6, 1917, in Ben Hill County,
GA and had been a
resident here since 1939.
She was Baptist by faith.
She was preceded in
death by her husband,
Robert Henry Sewell.
Mrs. Sewell is survived
by her daughter, Laura
G. Sewell of Port Saint
Joe; her son,-Robert H.
Sewell Jr. and wife, Judy,
of Homerville, GA; many
grandchildren, great-


grandchildren, and great-
great-grandchildren.
Services were held
Wednesday, Aug. 5 at 11:30
AM EDT at Beach Baptist
Church with the Rev.
David Nichols officiating.
Interment followed in Holly
Hill Cemetery.
The family received
friends at the church for
one hour prior to the start
of the service.
Those who wish may
make donations to Beach
Baptist Church 311
Columbus Street, St. Joe
Beach, FL 32456, in Mrs.
Sewell's memory.


Mamie Richards


Mamie Lula Mizener Richards, a great-
Richards, 85, of Eastpoint granddaughter and special
passed away in Port St. Joe niece Dorothy Taylor.
on Aug. 2. She was born She is survived by
Dec. 4, 1923 in Fitzgerald, her loving daughter-in-
GA, to Albert Lorenzo and law Margaret Richards,
Lenora Van Horn Mizener. grandchildren Gayle Pace,
Mamie was a retired Rodney Richards and
beautician and member of Cindy (Hatch) Wefing, 10
The Eastern Star. great-grandchildren, five
She was preceded in great, great-grandchildren,
death by her parents, also a large extended
sister Ethel, brother family, nieces, nephews,
Thomas, husband Harley in-laws and special friend
Richards, two sons, Albert' and sister-in-law Nellie
"Corky" and George Richards.
"Skeeter" Richards, Services were held
grandson Clinton "Buddy" Aug. 5.


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Not pictured: D


Charles Floyd Price,
age 71, from Wewahitchka,'
passed away Wednesday,
July 29 at his home.
He was survived by his
wife of 38 years, Minnie
Price. He leaves behind
two sons, Kenny Price
and wife Tonya, Tony
Price and wife Susan; one
daughter, Faye Williams
and husband Titus; two
stepsons Max Wood and
wife Vicki, Gary Holmes
and wife Angie; eleven
grandchildren; and eight
great-grandchildren.
Honorary pallbearer
will be Mr. Foster Tally.


Active pallbearers are
Kenny Price, Jr., Earl
Forehand, Bill Horne,
Timmy Wade, David
Gaskin, and Harold
Nunnery.
The visitation was held
on Friday, July 31from 6-8
p.m. CDT at his home at
416 Gary Rowell Road in
. Wewahitchka. Services
followed at Cypress Creek
Cemetery on Saturday,
August 1 at 10 a.m. CDT.
All services are under
the direction of the
Comforter Funeral Home,
Wewahitchka Branch
Chapel.


Joyce Elaine Flowers


'Joyce Elaine Flowers
passed away Wednesday,
July 29 in Pensacola.
She is survived by her
mother, Joyce Schaefer and
husband, Art, of Milton, FL;
her sisters, June Whitfield
and husband Lonnie of
Wewahitchka, Shelia Walker
and husband Kelly of Foley,
AL, and Sherry Johnson of
Milton; her brothers, Chuck
Garrard and wife Janet
of Murfeesboro, TN, and
Murray Melvin and wife
April of Pensacola; two sons,
Christopher Batson and
wife Stacey of Blountstown,


and Michael Vickers and
wife Tara of Panama City,
FL; and five grandchildren,
Brianna, Shenoah, Abby,
Kiera, and Rhett.
Funeral services were
held at New Harvest
Fellowship Center in
Wewahitchka, Saturday,
August 1, 2009 at 2 p.m.
CDT with the Rev. James
Peacock and the Rev.
Eddie Causey officiating.
Interment followed in Jehu
Cemetery.
All services are under
the direction of the
Comforter Funeral Home.


Congress held on UF campus
Eight teens from Gulf County at- My Choice and Special Occasion.
tended Florida 4-H Congress July D'Vante placed third in his category
27-29. and they both participated in the an-
. ... Alicia Allison, D'Vante Baham, nual fashion show.
i.. Quentin Carter, Jacob Jones, Vic- Victoria Rouse and Daneysia
toria Rouse, David Russ, Shaquille Wymes represented Gulf County in
S' ' Scott, and Daneysia Wymes attend- the team presentations category;
. ed as the county delegates. Health and Safety. They presented
Over 300 Florida teens gathered on ATV Safety, which included vi-
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Florida to devote their time to edu- judges.
o right)-Back row-Jacob national, recreational, and commu- The eight teens learned leader-
Carter, David Russ, nity service. ship skills and enjoyed the campus
' The state 4-H competitions were life at UF. This opportunity allowed
Alicia Allison, also held throughout the week. them to meet other 4-H teens
ria Rouse, Alicia Allison, D'Vante Baham and Shaquille throughout the state and to explore
ies Scott represented Gulf County the options offered at a large uni-
D'Vante Baham in the Fashion Revue categories; versity


Mole crickets: Harmless to humans, lethal to lawns


On warm evenings you
may have noticed some
strange looking, six-legged
critters crawling around
beneath nearby street
lamps. Because of their
odd appearance, you've
probably tried to avoid
these insects. Actually,
you had nothing to fear.
They're harmless to
humans. But, they can
be lethal to your lawn.
I'm talking about mole
crickets.
Mole crickets live the
soil and feed on plant roots.
Their front legs are short
and stout well adopted for
tunneling. Their velvety
skin is light brown, and
the adults which reach
a length of about one-
and a half inches, have
prominent wings folded
over their back.
Each spring, mole
crickets lay in the soil.
The nymphs, which hatch
in about two weeks, look
like the adults, except
they're smaller and lack
fully developed wings.
These nymphs mature
very gradually, reaching
adulthood the following


spring. Thus, there is only
one generating per year.
Although mole
crickets live mostly
below ground, the adults
are readily attracted to
lights, especially in the
spring and throughout
the summer. At various
times, they're
commonly found
under streetlamps,
electric signs, and
similar illumination.
Mole crickets
are most active at
night, especially
after a rain or
irrigation, and when R
the temperature is C
about 70 degrees (oun
Fahrenheit. Under i


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, they make burrows in the
upper inch or two of the
soil. And, occasionally,
they'll partially emerge to
gather bits of food. These
surface burrows, which
range from about one-
eighth to three-quarters of
an inch in diameter, look
like miniature mole runs.
This burrowing loosens the
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serious damage is caused
by the crickets feeding on
the roots of lawn grass.
I One of the best methods
to determine if you have a
mole cricket infestation is
by applying the 2 method.
Acquire 2 gallons of water,
mix 2 ounces of dish
detergent in water,
pour mixture in
a 2 X 2 feet area
where you are
suspicious of mole
cricket infestation,
observe area
for 2 minutes, if
mole crickets are
Y LEE present in the
RTER checked area they
extension will come to the
sector surface.
Mole crickets
can be controlled by either
sprays or baits. Apply
sprays or baits when the
overnight temperature
is expected to be 70
degrees Fahrenheit or
higher, and be sure the
-soil is moist. If necessary,
sprinkle the area for
about an hour before
application. Moisture aids
soil penetration of sprays,
and with baits, it attracts


the mole crickets to the
surface to feed.
To insure even pesticide
coverage, it's best to
treat no more than 500
square feet at a time.
Mark off the area to be
covered, and apply half
the recommended amount
evenly, back and forth in-
one direction. Then, turn
at right angles and apply
the rest. After spraying,
irrigate for about 40-60
minutes. But, do not water
after applying baits.
Baits are most effective
when the fast-growing
nymphs need a lot of food
- from late June through
September. But, the
sooner baits are applied
after damage is noticed,
the more effective they'll
be. Baits may be applied
by hand, but be sure to
wear rubber gloves. For
sprays,-a garden hose
attachment applicator is
recommended - one that
requires 15 to 20 gallons of
water passing through the
hose to empty a quart jar.
For more information
please visit our Web site at
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and husband, Stein Kosi;
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and wife, Danielle; and
three grandchildren,
Jeremy, Ruby and Ivey.
Steve was predeceased
by a brother, William A.
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Christian Responsibiliti
Each Christian is responsible for carrying the
load, and helping their brother too.
Many are needing help today and don't know
to do.
A gentle word, or a kindly deed,
Will help someone who has a need.
A smile that Christ's great love imparts, could
possibly win these lost soul's hearts.
Paul wrote about false teachers, we still have
them today.
Help us in our daily walk, to not be led astray.
Lord, when we have selfish motives, and eart.
things we crave.
Help us take them to the foot of the cross, and
leave them in that empty grave.
Billy Johnso


IN LOVING MEMORY OF

Shawn Christopher Ahr
8/3/88-12/12/08.
If tears could build a stairway
and memories a lane,
We would walk right up to
heaven and bring you home
again.
No farewell words were
spoken, no time to say goodbye,
You were gone before we knew .,...
it, and only God knows why.
Our hearts still ache in
sadness and many tears still flow,
What it meant to lose you no
one will ever know.

IN TRIBUTE

James Lee Brown
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St. Joe.
Funeral services will be held at Body of Chri
Harbor St. in Port St. Joe, on Aug. 8 at 1 p.m.


There are some religious
teachers in this world that would
have you believe that the word
"Gospel" means "good news" or is
hly contained in a few sentences, like
what we find in the first few verses
of First Corinthians Chapter 15.-
First of all, for most of the
Dn people in America the message of
the Bible is not good news. It tells
people that if they continue living
in rebellion against God, they are
headed for the torments of hell.
Jesus-didn't die on the cross for
ent you so that you could continue
living a sinful lifestyle!
The closest synonyms for
"Gospel" that we can come up with
from a biblical standpoint are the
words "account" and "teaching."
If you look at the introductions
to the first four books of the
New Testament - the ones that
are usually called Gospels, in
the original Greek or Hebrew
languages, you find that it simply
says "according to."
In other words, the titles
are "According to Matthew," or
"According to Mark," or "According
to Luke," etc. Each of these four
Gospels is basically an independent
historical account about the life
and teachings of Jesus.
The strong agreement between
id pay- these accounts and the fact that
-8 p.m. three of these authors chose
in Port martyrdom rather than to recant
their testimony is strong evidence
st, 106 that their accounts are true.
The slight differences in the


accounts are evidence that they
were the works of four authors,
each writing down what the Holy
Spirit led him to remember and
write - not something written by
one person.
The book of Acts is usually not
called a Gospel, but it could be. It
is a letter containing a historical
account of events that took place
in the lives of the Apostles in the
early Christian church - basically
a continuation of the writing that is
usually called the Gospel of Luke.
The remaining letters are just
that - letters from the Apostle
Paul and James, Peter, John and'
Jude, to various churches or
individuals, or to Christians in
general. These are not usually
called Gospels, but since they
contain accounts and teachings,
they could be.
Even though the last book of
the New Testament is basically a
book of prophesy, parts of it could
be called Gospel also, since it is
John's account of the visions which
he received.
Within the first four New
Testament books, we find what is
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of all - the Gospel according to
Jesus. He called it the Gospel of
the Kingdom of God.
The Kingdom of God is basically
a teaching about how the Kingdom
of God (rule of God) works, and
tells us how one becomes a part of
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Pastor
Ann Comforter Jeremy Dixon
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Sunday Evening Worship ..............16 p.m,
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Long Avenue Baptist invites you


The members of Long
Avenue Baptist Church
cordially invite you to a
reception to welcome our
new pastor, the Rev. Royce
C. Williams Jr., and his fam-
ily to our church and com-
munity.
The reception will be


Sunday, Aug. 9, from 2-4
p.m. in the Family Life Cen-
ter at Long Avenue Baptist
Church, 1601 Long Ave.,
Port St. Joe.
The community is invit-
ed to join us as we welcome
Bro. Royce and his family
to our community.


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

Morning Prayer & Holy Communion
Sunday. ................ 8:00 a.m.
The Rev. David Mans, Priest
Services being held at the United Pentecostal Church.
309 6th Street Port St Joe, FL
"A4n Unchanging Faith In A Changing World"


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






Michael Rogers - Pastor
9:45 AM .................:.. ......................... Sunday School
10:30 AM ........... ........... Fellowship Breakfast
11:00 AM ..... ....................................... W worship
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111 North 22nd Street * Mexico Beach, FL 32410
Sunday Worship Services:
S8:30 a.m. Traditional Worship
9:45 a.m CST Bible Study
11:00 a.m. Contemporary Worship
Open Hearts. Open minds. Open doors.
The people of Mexito lBeach Uited Methodist (hurch
NnsEip PRovaIDI
Rev. Ted Lovelace, Pastor * Church/Office: 648-8820


preaching of the Gospel? If so,
which Gospel? I surely hope that
you are hearing the most important
Gospel of all - the Gospel
according to Jesus.
Questions or comments? Send
us anr e-mail to the address below.
At the Mexico Beach Christian
Worship Center, we preach the full
Gospel - all the Gospels contained
in Scripture, and especially the
Gospel according to Jesus. Jesus
said that a person must be born
again - born of God, not born
again through some human
ceremony - and that's what we
preach.
At the MBCWC, we don't plead
for money or pass an offering
plate 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 and
fellowship with us and enjoy the
praise and worship music led by
pastor 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
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Please come and meet our new
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Thursday, August 6, 2009


Local


The Star I B5


Sheriff's Arrest LOG


The Gulf County Sheriff's of court.
Office will be conducting vehi- On 07/22/2009, Davis Eu-
cle safety checkpoints and DUI gene Harris, 42, was arrested
checkpoints during August. on a failure-to-appear warrant
The checkpoints will be held for felony DWLSR.
throughout the county, to in- On 07/23/2009, Calvin Greg-
clude Highway 98 near St. Joe ory Shores, 33, was arrested on
Beach, Highway 98 and Garri- four warrants for failure to ap-
son Ave, C-30 Simmons Bayou, pear for worthless checks.
Highway 71 North of White On 07/24/2009, Jesse Wayne
City, Highway 22 and Highway Ramsay, 19, was arrested on
22A, Highway 71 and Westarm possession of a controlled sub-
Creek, Highway 71 Dalkieth stance and possession of para-
Area and Highway 71 near the phernalia.
Calhoun line. On 07/24/2009 Richard J.
On 07/20/2009, Keijuan Molder, 42, was arrested on
Marques Sims was arrested on DUI.
a warrant for violation of pro- On 07/25/2009 Amanda Ni-
bation; the original charge was cole Gay, 19, was arrested on
possession of cocaine, a warrant for failure to appear;
On 07/20/2009, John Edward the original charge was bur-
Burrows, 26, was arrested on a glary.
warrant for violation of proba- On 07/25/2009, Brooke
tion; the original charge was Rachelle Grice, 25, was ar-
DUI and DWSLR. rested on driving under the
On 07/20/2009, Bruce Wayne influence.
Davidson, 57, was arrested on On 07/25/2009, William How-
charges of discharge of a fire- ard Snipes was arrested on
arm in public, possession of a violation of probation. The war-
forearm by a convicted felon, rant was from Pasco County.
and using a firearm under the On 07/26/2009, Calvin Da-
influence of alcohol. vid Moses, 20, was arrested on
On 7/20/2009, Eric Anthony DUI, DWLSR and possession
Sims, 22, was arrested on war- of alcohol by a person under 21.
rants for DUI and DWLSR. On 07/29/2009, Zachary
On 07/21/2009, Ali Sm El- Scott Blackmon Dugger, 20,
Khateeb, 40, was arrested on a was arrested on Bay County
Bay County warrant for grand warrants for criminal mischief
theft. and improper exhibition of a
On 07/21/2009, Michael A. firearm.
Boudreaux, 29, was arrested On 07/29/2009, Kelvin Wayne
on possession of a controlled Mclemore, 48, was arrested on
substance and possession of DWLSR and violation of proba-
drug paraphernalia, tion.
On 07/22/2009, Kayla Su- On 07/30/2009, Joseph Ger-
zanne Pratt, 19, was arrested ald Causey, 28, was arrested on
on a warrant for contempt DUI..


Theft of FWC hoop


nets stalls turtle work


Sometime between noon
last Wednesday and early last
Thursday morning, someone
stole four Florida Fish and
Wildlife Conservation Com-
mission (FWC) research
hoop nets from Lockey Lake,
off the Apalachicola River in
Gulf County.
Kim Sash, an FWC wild-
life biologist who works on
the Apalachicola River Wild-
life and Environmental Area,
said the 10-foot-long, barrel-
shaped nets or traps were
partially exposed above the
water line in the small lake
across from Bryant Land-
ing.
The hoop nets are used
to capture and tag alligator
snapping turtles, a species of


special concern.
All of the turtles are re-
leased on site.
Each of the hoop nets,
identified as FWC property,
costs $135.
"We hope someone will
have a change of heart and
return the traps as soon as,
possible," Sash said. "If that
happens, there'll be no ques-
tions asked."
Sash said she could be
reached at 850-827-2417.
Otherwise, taking and
keeping the traps is a felony.
The Gulf County Sheriff's of-
fice is investigating the theft.
Anyone with information
about the incident can call
the FWC's Wildlife Alert hot-
line at 888-404-3922.


Attorney: Bomber captain's mind is 'mush'


Psychologists assigned to evaluate former Air Force captain


By DAVID ANGLER
Florida Freedom Newspapers
Former Air Force Capt. John C.
Perrys has been driven "mad" by
pressure applied to him during his
four-year wait for trial, which got
longer Saturday, on charges that
could put him in prison for life.
"He's gone, basically, from be-
ing a bright young man when I met
him to the point of being a mental
mush," defense attorney Nelson
Rodriguez-Varela said Saturday to
illustrate his motion to delay Per-
rys' trial so he can be evaluated for
his mental competency. "He doesn't
know how to contribute to his de-
fense at this point."
Circuit Judge Keith Brace
granted Varela's motion after tak-
ing a sworn statement from him
attesting to his observations and
concerns. Brace continued Perrys'
trial, which was scheduled for this
week and next in Panama City.
Perrys, 33, is charged with bur-
glary of a dwelling while armed,
aggravated battery with a deadly
weapon and misdemeanor criminal
mischief. He faces up to life in pris-
on if convicted as charged.
He is accused of forcing his
way into Gulf County Judge Fred
Witten's home the morning of April
12, 2005, and attacking Witten's
stepdaughter, Caroline Lister,
with a metal baton. Lister is Per-
rys' former girlfriend. She said she
was stepping from the shower that
morning when the bathroom door
burst in and a masked man began
beating her with a club. Lister said
she was able to slip past her attack-
er and run from the house.
Perrys, who was stationed at an
air base in Louisiana at the time,
assigned to fly bombers, was ar-
rested at Tyndall Air Force Base
a short time after the attack. He'd
trained at Tyndall before going to
Louisiana.
Last year, the lawyers tried to
seat a jury for an expected two-
week trial but found the jury pool
to be hopelessly tarnished by talk of
the event in the small community.
Brace said then that Perrys could
not receive a fair trial in Gulf Coun-
ty and ordered that a new venue be
found.
After granting Varela's motion
Saturday, Brace ordered a hearing
for Monday to assign psychologists
to test Perrys for his mental ability
to continue to trial. However, Varela
expressed concern at Monday's
hearing that any psychologist from
this area could be biased because
they work with the Public Defend-
er's Office, where Lister used to be
employed.
Varela again asked for another


before trial


TERRY BARNER I The News Herald
Attorney Nelson Rodriguez-Varela, who represents former Air Force
Capt. John C. Perrys, discusses his client's mental state during a
hearing Monday.


change of venue, but Brace said
Varela would have to present more
than conjecture to warrant another
move.
"You're seeing ghosts behind ev-
ery post," Brace said. "I ain't seen a
ghost yet, but I've heard about them
mainly from you saying there's no-
body around that can be fair and
impartial. I don't subscribe to that
philosophy one bit."
Brace gave Varela until noon
Friday to select a psychologist to
examine Perrys. Prosecutor Alton
Paulk, who has a psychologist ready
to go, will have to wait until Friday
to schedule his examination. The
psychologists have 20 days from
Friday to issue a written opinion to
the court as to Perrys' competency.
Essentially, a defendant is found
incompetent when he doesn't un-
derstand the legal situation he's
in and cannot contribute to his' de-
fense. During Monday's hearing,
Perrys could be seen writing notes
and communicating with Varela.
Perrys' appearance has changed
significantly over the last fouryears.
When arrested, he was in good
physical shape, but he's lost weight
to the point where he looked gaunt
and ashen.
Varela explained Saturday that
Perrys believes he's being perse-
cuted by Witten while he's in the
Gulf County Jail. He gave examples


but acknowledged that all allega-
tions against the judge were com-
ing from Perrys, whom he called
"mad."
"This information at this point
is uncorroborated except to the ex-
tent I can drag it out of John with
the convoluted way he's been talk-
ing to me admidst gasps and sighs
and fits of .nervousness," Varela
said. "Mr. Perrys' mind has been
destroyed through these four years
of detention, constantly hearing
what Judge Witten has done, what
Judge Witten can do."
Varela said Perrys has been iso-
lated at the jail and his documents
"ransacked."
"These have contributed to the
complete and total destruction of
his mental condition, if they are
true," Varela said.
Perrys, however, chose to return
to the Gulf County Jail instead of
remaining in the Bay County Jail
pending trial. Varela said Monday
that Bay County officials had con-
fiscated some of Perrys' documents
and that Perrys would rather have
those documents in Gulf County
than be separated from them.
Brace said that decision on Per-
rys' part did nothing to support his
allegation that he is being mistreat-
ed in Gulf County.
"It's the lesser of two evils," Va-
rela said.


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3176S
NOTICE OF
APPLICATION
FOR TAX DEED

NOTICE IS HEREBY
GIVEN that Verona V, LLC
the holder of the following
Tax Certificate, has filed
said certificate for a tax
deed to be issued thereon.
The certificate number and
year of issuance, the de-
scription of the property,
and the names in which it
was assessed are as fol-
lows:

. Certificate No. 351

Application No. 2009 - 14

Year of Issuance: 2007

R.E. No. 03191-245R

Description of Property:
Lot 9, MYSTIC PALMS, a
Subdivision, as per map or
plat thereof recorded in
Plat Book 5, Page 8, of the
Public Records of- Gulf
County, Florida.

Name in which assessed:
James Bailey IV

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.
Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port St.
Joe, Florida at 11:00 AM,
E.T, Wednesday, the 26th
day of August, 2009.

Dated this 21st day of July,
2009.

REBECCA L. NORRIS
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT
COURT, GULF COUNTY,
FLORIDA
BY: Donna L. Ray,
Deputy Clerk
July 23, 30, August 6, 13,
2009
3178S
NOTICE'OF
APPLICATION
FOR TAX DEED

NOTICE IS HEREBY
GIVEN that Verona V, LLC
the holder of the following
Tax Certificate, has filed
said certificate for a tax
deed.to be issued thereon.
The certificate number and
year of issuance, the de-
scription of the property,
and the names in which it
was assessed are as fol-
lows:

Certificate No.419

Application No.2009 - 15

Year of Issuance: 2007

R.E. No. 03607-OOOR

Description of Property:
Lots 12, 14, and 16, Block
7, of Beacon Hill Addition,
according to the Plat
thereof on file in the Office
of the Clerk of Circuit
Court, Gulf County, Flor-
ida.

Name in which assessed:
Charlie Mack Brock

All of said property being
in Gulf County, State of
Florida. Unless such certifi-
cate shall be redeemed
according to law, the prop-
erty described in such cer-
tificate will be sold to the
highest bidder in the front
Lobby of the Gulf County
Courthouse, 1000 Cecil G.'
Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port St.
Joe, Florida at 11:00 AM,
E.T, Wednesday, the 26th
day of August, 2009.

Dated this 21 st day of July,
2009.

REBECCA L. NORRIS
CLERK OF-THE CIRCUIT
COURT, GULF COUNTY,
FLORIDA
BY: Donna L. Ray,
Deputy Clerk
July 23, 30, August 6, 13,
2009
3208S
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE 14TH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION

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

vs.

JASON BRIAN WARD;
MARTHA WARD; UN-
.KNOWN SPOUSE OF
DEBBIE, FOREHAND
HANNA A/K/A DEBBIE
FOREHAND/ DROP; UN-


1100
KNOWN SPOUSE OF JA-
SON BRIAN WARD; UN-
KNOWN SPOUSE OF
MARTHA WARD; JOHN
DOE; JANE DOE AS UN-
KNOWN TENANTS) IN
POSSESSION OF THE
SUBJECT PROPERTY,
Defendants.

CASE NO.: 08-00336

RE-NOTICE OF
FORECLOSURE SALE

NOTICE IS HEREBY
GIVEN pursuant to a Final
Judgment of Foreclosure
dated the 21st day-of May,
2009, and entered in Case
SNo. 08-00336, of the Cir-
cuit Court of the 14TH Ju-
dicial Circuit in and for
Gulf County, Florida,
wherein TAYLOR, BEAN &
WHITAKER MORTGAGE
CORPORATION is the
Plaintiff and JASON BRIAN
WARD; MARTHA WARD;
UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF
DEBBIE FOREHAND
HANNA A/K/A DEBBIE
FOREHAND/ DROP; UN-
KNOWN SPOUSE OF JA-
SON BRIAN WARD; UN-
KNOWN SPOUSE OF
MARTHA WARD; JOHN
DOE; JANE DOE AS UN-
KNOWN TENANTS) IN
POSSESSION OF THE
SUBJECT PROPERTY are
defendants. I will sell to the
highest and best bidder for
cash at the FRONT LOBBY
OF COURTHOUSE at the'
Gulf County Courthouse in
Port St Joe, Florida, at
11:00 a.m. on the 15th day
of October, 2009, the fol-
lowing described property
as set forth in said Final
Judgment, to wit:

LOTS 10 AND 12, BLOCK
15, CORRECTIVE REPLAT
OF TWIN LAKES, UNIT
NO. 1, ACCORDING TO
THE PLAT THEREOF, RE-
CORDED IN PLAT BOOK
2, PAGE 42, OF THE PUB-
LIC RECORDS OF GULF
COUNTY, FLORIDA. TO-
GETHER WITH A 2006
DEER VALLEY DOU-
BLEWIDE MOBILE HOME
WITH VIN #'S;
DVAL1 0601 231 A,
DVAL10601231 B.

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

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

Dated this 14th day of
July, 2009.

Rebecca Norris
Clerk Of The Circuit Court
By: Jasmine Hysmith
Deputy Clerk

Law Office of Marshall C.
Watson
1800 NW 49th Street, Suite
120
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
33309
Telephone: (954) 453-0365
Facsimile: (954) 771-6052
Toll Free: 1-800-441-2438
July 39, August 6, 2009
3236S
IN THE FOURTEENTH JU-
DICIAL CIRCUIT COURT
IN AND FOR GULF
COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION

IN RE: THE ESTATE OF
NETTlE SUE LEWIS
Deceased.

File No.: 09-08-PR

NOTICE TO CREDITORS

The administration of the
estate of Nettie Sue Lewis,
deceased, File Number
09-08PR, is pending in the
Circuit Court for Gulf
County, Florida, Probate
Division, the address of
which is 1000 Cecil G.
Costin, Sr. Blvd. Port St.
Joe, FL 32456. The names
and addresses of the per-
sonal representative and
the personal
representative's attorney
are set forth below.

All creditors of the dece-
dent and other persons
having claims or demands
against decedent's estate,
including unmatured, con-
tingent or unliquidated
claims, on whom a copy of
this notice is served must
file their claims with this
Court WITHIN THE LATER
OF 3 MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AF-
TER THE DATE OF SERV-
ICE OF A COPY OF THIS
NOTICE ON THEM.

All other creditors of the
decedent and other per-
sons having claims or de-
mands against the
decedent's estate, includ-
ing unmatured, contingent


1100__
and unliquidated claims,
must file their claims with
this court WITHIN 3
MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF THE FIRST PUB-
LICATION OF THIS NO-
TICE.

ALL CLAIMS NOT SO
FILED WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED.

The date of first publica-
tion of this Notice is July
30, 2009.

Personal Representative:
Peggy Hammond
TRAPPE & DUSSEAULT,
RA.
STAN TRAPPE
Florida Bar No. 176562
236 McKenzie Avenue
RO. BOX 2526
Panama City, FL 32402
850/769-6139
Attorney for Personal Rep-
resentative
July 30, August 6, 2009
3275S
NOTICE OF
APPLICATION
FOR TAX DEED

NOTICE IS HEREBY
GIVEN that Verona V, LLC
the holder of the following
Tax Certificate, has filed
said certificate for a tax
deed to be issued thereon.
The certificate number and
year of issuance, the de-
scription of the property,
and the names in which it
was assessed are as
follows:

Certificate No. 350

Application No. 2009 - 16

Year of Issuance: 2007

R.E. No. 03191-012R

Description of Property:
PARCEL NO. 2:
COMMENCE at the Point
of Intersection of the North
right of way line of County
Road S-30-B, and the East
boundary line of Indian
Pass Beach, Group No. 1,
as recorded in Plat Book
1, Page 48, of the Public
Records of Gulf County,
Florida, and thence run
South 82 Degrees 47 Min-
utes 42 Seconds East
along said Right of Way for
668.88 feet to the Point of
Curve of a Curve: thence
along the arc of a curve to
the left which has a radius
of 1585.37 feet and a cen-
tral angle of 46 Degrees 59
Minutes 14 Seconds for an
arc length of 1300.13 feet,
thence, South 39 Degrees
46 Minutes 56 Seconds
East for 100.00 feet, to the
Southeast Right of Way
line of said County Road
S-30-B; thence with a tan-
gent bearing, of South 50
Degrees 13 Minutes 04
Seconds West run along
the arc of a curve to the
right that has a radius of
1685.37 feet and a central
angle of 11 Degrees 44
Minutes 18 Seconds for an
arc length of 345.29 feet to
the POINT OF BEGINN-
ING, from this POINT OF
BEGINNING, run South 26
Degrees 58 Minutes 51.
Seconds East 420.61 feet,
more or less, to the ap-
proximate mean high
water line of -the Gulf of
Mexico, thence South 49
Degrees 36 Minutes 58
Seconds West 17:91 feet,
thence North 27 Degrees
18 Minutes 15- Seconds
West 7.76 feet, thence
South 55 Degrees 09 Min-
utes 45 Seconds West,
along said approximate
mean high water line 98.83
feet, thence North 24 De-
grees 32 Minutes 38 Sec-
onds West for 432.00 feet,
more or less, to the South-
ern right of way line of the
aforesaid County Road
No. S-30-B, and a curve
concave to the Northwest,
thence run along said right
of way line along the arc of
a curve which has a radius
of 1685.37 feet and a cen-
tral angle of 03 Degrees 20
Minutes 20 Seconds for an
arc length of 98.22 feet to
the POINT OF BEGINN-
ING. Containing 1.04 ac-
res, more or less.

Name in which assessed:
K, Legrand McLemore

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.
Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port St.
Joe, Florida at 11:00 AM,
E.T, Wednesday, the 2nd
day of September, 2009.

Dated this, 28th day of
July, 2009.

REBECCA L. NORRIS
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT
COURT, GULF COUNTY
FLORIDA
BY: Donna L. Ray, '
Deputy Clerk
July 30, August 6, 13, 20,
2009 ,
3276S
NOTICE OF
APPLICATION
FOR TAX DEED

NOTICE IS HEREBY
GIVEN that Verona V, LLC
the older of the following


1100
Tax Certificate, has filed
said certificate for a tax
deed to be issued thereon.
The certificate number and
year of issuance, the de-
scription of the property,
and the names in which it
was assessed are as
follows:

Certificate No. 216

Application No..2009 - 17

Year ol Issuance: 2007

R.E. No. 02154-000R

Descriptionof Property
LOTS 18 AND 19, Block 4,
LAKE ALICE ADDITION to
Wewahitchka, Florida, ac-
cording to Official Plat
thereof on file in Plat Book
1,, Page 9, of the Public
Records of Gulf County,
Florida.

Name in which assessed:
Dean Highfield

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.
Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port St.
Joe, Florida at 11:00 AM,
E.T, Wednesday, the 2nd
day of September, 2009

Dated this 28th day of
July, 2009.

REBECCA L. NORRIS
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT
COURT, GULF COUNTY,
FLORIDA
BY: Donna L. Ray,
Deputy Clerk
July 30, August 6, 13, 20,
2009
3277S
NOTICE OF
APPLICATION
FOR TAX DEED

NOTICE IS HEREBY
GIVEN that Verona V,. LLC
the holder of the following
Tax Certificate, has filed
said certificate for a tax
deed to be issued thereon.
The certificate number and
year of issuance, the de-
scription of the property,
and the names in which it
was assessed are as
follows:

Certificate No. 343

Application No. 2009- 18

Year of Issuance: 2007

R.E. No. 03186-560R

Description of Property:
Lot 1:2, SUMMERSANDS
Subdivision, as recorded
in Plat Book 3, Page 41, of
the Public Records of Gulf
County, Florida.

Name in which assessed:
Wesley R Knight & Gail H.
Knight

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.
Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port St.
Joe, Florida at 11:00 AM,
E.T, Wednesday, the 2nd
day of September, 2009.

Dated this 28th day of
July, 2009.

REBECCA L, NORRIS
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT
COURT, GULF COUNTY,
FLORIDA
BY: Donna L. Ray,
Deputy Clerk
July 30, August 6, 13, 20,
2009
3282S
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE FOURTEENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN
AND FOR GULF COUNTY,
FLORIDA

IN RE: ESTATE OF
ROOSEVELT BEARD, SR.
Deceased.

File No. 09-36PR

NOTICE TO CREDITORS

The administration of the
estate of Roosevelt Beard,
Sr., deceased, whose date
of death was February 21,
2009. is pending in the Cir-
cuit Court for Gulf County,
Florida, Probate Division,
the address of which is
1000 Cecil G. Costin Sr.
Blvd., Port St. Joe, FL
32456. The names and ad-
dresses of the personal
representative and the per-"
sonafl representative's at-
torney are set forth below.

All creditors of the dece-
dent and other persons
having claims or demands
against decedent's estate
on whom a copy of this
notice is required to be
served must file their
claims with this court
WITHIN THE LATER OF 3
MONTHS AFTER THE
TIME OF THE FIRST PUB-
LICATION OF THIS NO-
TICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER
THE DATE OF SERVICE
OF A COPY OF THIS NO-
TICE ON THEM.


All other creditors of the
decedent and other per-
sons having claims or de-
mands against decedent's
estate must file their claims
with this court WITHIN 3
MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF THE FIRST PUB-
LICATION OF THIS NO-
TICE.

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

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

The date of first publica-
tion of this notice is July
30, 2009.

Personal Representative:
Timothy L. Beard
4701 Copper Hill Drive
Spring Hill, Florida 34609
Attorney for Personal
Representative:
Mel C. Magidson Jr.
Attorney for Timothy L.
Beard
Florida Bar No. 261629
528 6th St.
RO. Box 340
Port St. Joe, FL 32457
Telephone: (850) 227-7800
Fax: (850) 227-7878
July 30, August 6, 2009
3301S
IN THE FOURTEENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND
FOR GULF COUNTY,
FLORIDA

BAYSIDE SAVINGS BANK,
Plaintiff,

vs.

ELVIN A. MARTINEZ,
Defendant.

CASE NO. 09-113 CA

NOTICE OF SALE

NOTICE IS HEREBY
GIVEN pursuant to a Sum-
mary Final Judgment of
Foreclosure dated July 27,
2009, and entered in Civil
Action No. 09-113-CA of
the Circuit Court of the
Fourteenth Judicial Circuit
in and for Gulf County,
Florida, wherein the parties
were the plaintiff, BAYSIDE
SAVINGS BANK, and the
defendant, ELVIN A. MAR-
TINEZ, I will sell to the
highest and best bidder,
for cash, at 11:00 a.m.
(Eastern Time) on the 10th
day of September, 2009,
at the front door of the Gulf
County Courthouse, Port
St. Joe, Florida, the
following-described real
property as set forth in
said Final Judgment of
Foreclosure:

Lot 39, Palm Breeze Sub-
division according to the
plat thereof recorded in the
public records of Gulf
County, Florida, in Plat
Book 4, Page 46.

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

DATED this 27th day of
July, 2009.

HON. REBECCA L. NOR-
RIS
CLERK OF COURT
By: Jasmine Hysmith
Clerk/Deputy Clerk

FRANK A. BAKER, ESQ.
4431 Lafayette Street
Marianna, FL 32446
August 6, 13, 2009
3302S
IN THE FOURTEENTH JU-
DICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND
FOR GULF COUNTY,
FLORIDA

APALACHICOLA STATE
BANK,' a division of
Coastal Community Bank,
Plaintiff,

vs.

BRANDY W. LISTER and
HAYES LISTER,
Defendants.

CASE NO. 08-528 CA

NOTICE OF SALE

NOTICE IS HEREBY
GIVEN pursuant to a Sum-
mary Final Judgment of
Foreclosure dated July 27,
2009, and entered in Civil
Action No. 08-528 CA of
the Circuit Court of the
Fourteenth Judicial Circuit
in and for Gulf County,
Florida, wherein the parties
were the plaintiff, APA-
LACHICOLA STATE BANK,
a division of Coastal Com-
munity Bank, and the de-
fendants, BRANDY W.
LISTER and HAYES
LISTER, I will sell to the
highest and best bidder,
for cash, at 11:00 a.m.
(Eastern Time) on the 10th
day of September, 2009,
at the front door of the Gulf
County Courthouse, Port
St. Joe, Florida, the
following-described real
property as set forth In
said Final Judgment of
Foreclosure:


1 1100 |

Lot 1, Block 15 of BEA-
CON HILL SUBDIVISION,
according to the Plat
thereof as recorded in Plat
Book 1, Page(s) 2, 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 27th day of
July, 2009.

HON. REBECCA L. NOR-
RIS
CLERK OF COURT
By: Jasmine Hysmith
Clerk/Deputy Clerk

FRANK A. BAKER, ESQ.
4431 Lafayette Street
Marianna, FL 32446
August 6, 13, 2009
3308S
NOTICE OF SALE

The Space Place intends
to sell the personal prop-
erty of below listed storage
units to enforce a lien im-
posed on said property
under the Florida self stor-
age facility act (section
83-801.809 Florida stat-
utes). The undersigned will
sell at public sale by com-
petitive bidding, on August
15, 2009 at 9:00 a.m. on
the premises where the
said property has been
stored at The Space Place,
625A 15th Street, Mexico
Beach, FL 32410.

1. Storage location 2AB4,
assorted tools and house-
hold items. Rented to
Krystal Russ.

All sales are final, and will
be paid for in CASH, and
removed from property at
time of sale. Sale is sub-
ject to be cancelled in the
event of settlement, be-
tween owner and the obli-
gated party.
G.A.E. INC.
July 30, August 6, 2009
3323S
CALL FOR BIDS

Culpepper Construction
Company, Inc.,
CGC003540, the Construc-
tion Manager for the New
Blountstown High School,
Calhoun County Schools,
Blountstown, Florida is ac-
cepting sealed bids from
qualified Trade Contrac-
tors for the following Bid
Packages (BP):

BP 02 Sitework
BP 02A Site Fencing'
BP 03 Concrete
BP 04 Masonry
BP 05 Structural & Misc
Steel
BP 06 Casework
BP 08 Windows
BP 09A Painting & Seal-
ants '
BP 09B Acoustical Ceil-
ings & Panels
BP 09C Drywall & Metal
Framing
BP 09D Carpet & VCT
BP 09E Hard Tile
BP 10 General Trades
BP 10A Covered Walkway
Systems
BP 13 Pre-Engineered
Metal Building Sys.
BP 15A Plumbing
BP 15B HVAC Systems
BP 15C Fire Sprinkler
Systems
BP 16 Electrical Systems

BID DOCUMENTS: Plans,
Specifications & Bid Pack-
ages will be available for
viewing or pick-up at the
Construction Manager's of-
fice located at 625 W.
Gaines St., Tallahassee,
FL 32304 beginning Tues-
day, August 4, 2009.

PRE-BID CONFERENCE
will be held at the
Blountstown Civic Center,
Blountstown, Florida on
Thursday, August 13, 2009
at 2:00 PM CST

BID OPENINGS: Sealed
Bids will be received and
publicly read aloud at the
Blountstown Civic Center,
Blountstown, Florida, on
Thursday, August 27 at
2:00 PM CST

All times are Central
Standard Time.
August 6, 13, 2009
3339S
PUBLIC NOTICE

The Gulf County School
Board will accept sealed
bids on four (4) surplus
buses. Bids will be ac-
cepted starting on August
6, 2009 and end on August
17, 2009 at 10:00 EST.

Send sealed bids to Trans-
portation Department, At-
tention: Greg Layfield, 150
Middle School Road, Port
St. Joe, FL 32456. Please
mark bids '"Bus Bids
#10-007". Contact Greg
Layfield at 850-229-8369
for more information. The
Gulf County 'School Board
reserves the right to ac-
cept or reject any or all
bids.
August 6, 2009
3347S
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE 14th JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN
AND FOR GULF COUNTY

JPMorgan Chase Bank,


National Association,
Plaintiff, .

-vs.-

Mark Crane and Michael
S. Hendershott and
Heather Hendershott, Hus-
band and Wife and Bruce
G. Krum; Windmark Beach
Community Association,
Inc.;
Defendantss.

Case #: 2008-CA-000561
Division #:
UNC:

NOTICE OF SALE

NOTICE IS HEREBY
GIVEN pursuant to an or-
der of Final judgment of
Foreclosure dated July 20,
2009, entered in Civil Case
No. 2008-CA-000561 of the
Circuit Court of the 14th
Judicial Circuit in and for
Gulf County, Florida,
wherein JPMorgan Chase
Bank, National Associa-
tion, Plaintiff and Mark
Crane and Michael S. Hen-
dershott and Heather Hen-
dershott, Husband and
Wife and Bruce G. Krum
are defendantss, I will sell
to the highest and best
bidder for cash, AT THE
FRONT DESK OF THE'
GULF COUNTY COURT-
HOUSE, LOCATED AT
1000 5TH STREET, PORT
ST. JOE, FLORIDA, AT
11:00 A.M. on September
24, 2009 the following de-
scribed property as. set
forth in said Final Judg-
ment, to-wit:

LOT 110 OF WINDMARK
BEACH, ACCORDING TO
THE PLAT THEREOF, AS
RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 4, INCLUSIVE,
PAGE(S) 1 THROUGH 5,
OF THE PUBLIC REC-
ORDS OF GULF COUNTY,
FLORIDA.

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

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

DATED at PORT ST. JOE,
Florida, this 28th day of
July, 2009. .

REBECCA L. NORRIS
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT
COURT
Gulf County, Florida
BY: Jasmine Hysmith
DEPUTY CLERK

ATTORNEY FOR PLAIN-
-TIFF:
SHAPIRO & FISHMAN,
LLP
.10004 North Dale Mabry
Hwy, Suite 112
Tampa, Florida 33618
08-118197
August 6, 13, 2009
3350S
PUBLIC NOTICE

The City of Port St. Joe is
accepting applications for
the ' following position:
Chief PIM (Parts-Inventory-
Maintenance) Officer. The
candidate must possess a
Class B CDL License. Po-
sition shall be open until
filled. Salary: DOQ. Please
submit an application to
The City of Port St. Joe,
Attn: Charlotte Pierce, RO.
Box 278, Port St. Joe, FL
32457. Applications and a
full job description can be
found on our web site,
cityofportstjoe.com. If you
have any questions,
please contact Charlotte
Pierce, Human Resource
Officer, at (850) 229-8261.
The City of Port St. Joe is
an Equal
Opportunity/Affirmative Ac-
tion Employer and a Drug
Free Workplace.
August 6,13, 2009
3355S
In The Circuit Court Of The
Fourteenth Judicial Circuit'
In And For Gulf County,
Florida

Superior Bank, a federal
savings bank, successor
by merger to The Bank, an
Alabama banking corpora-
tion,
Plaintiff,

vs.

Timothy A. Haynes and
John W. Sammons, the
unknown spouses, heirs,
devisees, grantees, as-
signees, creditors, trus-
tees, successors in interest'
or other parties claiming


1 100
an interest in the subject
property by, though, un-
der or against any of said
Defendants, whether natu-
ral or corporate, who are
not known to be alive or
dead, dissolved or existing
Defendants.

Case No.: 08-498CA

AMENDED
NOTICE OF SALE

NOTICE is hereby given
that, pursuant to an Order
of Final Judgment entered
in the above-captioned
case. I will sell the property
situated in Gulf County,
Florida described as:

Lot 12, Stillwater South
Subdivision, a subdivision
as per map or plat thereof
recorded in Plat Book 5,
Page 14, Public Records
of Gulf County, Florida.
(Imc/sla)

at public sale, to the high-
est and best bidder for
cash, at the front door of
the Gulf County Court-
house, in Port St. Joe,
Florida, at 11:00 - a.m.
(EST) on September 17,
2009.

Any person other than the
property owner as of the
date of the lis pendens
claiming an interest in any
surplus funds from the
sale, must file a claim for
said funds with the clerk of
court within 60 days from
the date of the sale.

DATED this 28th day of
July, 2009.

Clerk of the Court
By: Jasmine Hysmith
Deputy Clerk
August 6, 13, 2009
3356S
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE 14th JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN
AND FOR GULF COUNTY

Deutsche Bank National
Trust Company, as Trustee
under the Pooling and
Servicing Agreement
dated as of September 1,
2005, GSAMP Trust
2005-WMC1,
Plaintiff,

-vs.-

Gerald E. Byrd and Sarah
J. Bryd, Husdand and,
Wife:
Defendantss.

Case #: 2008-CA-000527
Division #:
UNC:

NOTICE OF SALE

NOTICE IS HEREBY
GIVEN pursuant to an Or-
der of Final Judgment of
Foreclosure dated July 20,
2009, entered in CMIvil Case
No. 2008-CA-000527 of the
Circuit Court of the 14th
Judicial Circuit in and for
Gulf County, Florida,
wherein Deutsche Bank
National Trust Company,
as Trustee under the Pool-
ing and Servicing Agree-
ment dated as of Septem-
ber 1, 2005, GSAMP Trust
2005-WMC1, Plaintiff and
Gerald E. Bryd and Sarah
J. Byrd, Husband and Wife
are defendantss, I will sell
to the highest and best
bidder for cash, AT THE
FRONT DESK OF THE
GULF COUNTY COURT-
HOUSE, LOCATED AT
1000 5TH STREET, PORT
ST. JOE, FLORIDA, AT
11:00 A.M. on September
24, 2009 the following de-
scribed property as set
forth in said Final Judg-
ment , to-wit:

LOTS 12, 13, 14, 15, 16,
17, 32, 33, 34, AND 35,
BLOCK F, OF BEATY SUB-
DIVISION OF WHITE CITY,
ACCORDING TO THE
PLAT THEREOF, AS RE-
CORDED IN PLAT BOOK
1, PAGE 23, OF THE PUB-
LIC RECORDS OF GULF
COUNTY FLORIDA.

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

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

DATED at PORT ST JOE,
Florida, this 28th day of
July, 2009.

REBECCA L. NORRIS


S 1100
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT
COURT
Gulf County, Florida
BY: Jasmine Hysmith
DEPUTY CLERK

ATTORNEY FOR PLAIN-
TIFF:
SHAPIRO & FISHMAN,
LLP
10004 North Dale Mabry
Hwy, Suite 112
Tampa, Florida 33618
08-114814
August 6, 13, 2009



3363S
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR GULF COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION

BANK OF NEW YORK AS
TRUSTEE FOR THE CER-"
TIFICATE HOLDERS
CWABS, INC.
ASSET-BACKED CERTIFI-
CATES, SERIES 2005-16,
Plaintiff,

vs.

CHRISTOPHER S. BRANT;
et al.,
Defendants.

RE-NOTICE OF SALE
PURSUANT TO
CHAPTER 45

NOTICE IS HEREBY
GIVEN pursuant to an Or-
der or Summary Final
Judgment of foreclosure
dated August 11, 2008 and
an Order Resetting Sale
dated August 27, 2009,
and entered in Case No.
232008CA000065XXXXXX
of the Circuit Court of the
Fourteenth Judicial Circuit
in and for Gulf County,
Florida, wherein BANK OF
NEW YORK AS TRUSTEE
FOR THE CERTIFI-
CATEHOLDERS CWABS,
INC. ASSET-BACKED
CERTIFICATES, SERIES
2005-16, is Plaintiff and
CHRISTOPHER S. BRANT;
REBECCA L. BRANT;
GULF COUNTY BOARD
OF COUNTY COMMIS-
SIONERS; UNKNOWN
TENANT NO. 1; UN-
KNOWN TENANT NO. 2;
and ALL UNKNOWN PAR-
TIES CLAIMING INTER-
ESTS BY THROUGH, UN-
DER OR AGAINST A
NAMED DEFENDANT TO
THIS ACTION, OR HAV-
ING OR CLAIMING TO
HAVE ANY RIGHT, TITLE
OR* INTEREST IN THE
PROPERTY HEREIN DE-
SCRIBED, are Defendants,
I will sell to the highest and
best bidder for cash at the
Front Door of the Gulf
County Courthouse, 1000
Cecil G. Costin Blvd., Port
Saint Joe, Florida 32457 in
Gulf County, Florida, at
11:00 a.m. on the October
15, 2009, the following de-
scribed property as set
forth in said Order or Final
Judgment, to-wit:

LOT 10, BLOCK "F" OF
BAYVIEW HEIGHTS SUB-
DIVISION AS PER OFFI-
CIAL PLAT RECORDED IN
PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 26,
PUBLIC RECORDS OF
GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA.

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

In accordance with the
Americans with Disabilities
Act of 1990, persons need-
ing a special accommo-
dation.to participate in this
proceeding should contact
the Clerk of the Court not
later than five business
days prior to the proceed-
ing should contact the
Clerk of the Court not later
than five business days
prior to the proceeding at
the Gulf County Court-
house. Telephone
850-229-6113 or
1-800-955-8770 via Florida
Relay Service.

DATED at Port Saint Joe,
Florida, on July 28, 2009.

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

SMITH, HIATT & DIAZ,
PA.
Attorneys for Plaintiff
PO BOX 11438
Fort Lauderdale, FL
33339-1438
August 6, 13, 2009


3385S
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR - GULF COUNTY,
FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION

IN RE: ESTATE OF MAR-
GARET M. COSTIN
Deceased.

File Number 09-55PR

NOTICE OF
ADMINISTRATION

The administration of the
estate of MARGARET M.
COSTIN, deceased, whose
date of death was July 29,
2009 and whose social se-






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the Circuit Court for Gulf
County, Florida 32456. the
names and addresses of MERCHANDISE
the personal representa- 3100 Ant
tive and the personal 31o0 Appi es 4
representative's attorney 3120 - Arts & Crafts 4
are set forth below. 3130 Auctions
3140 - Baby Items
All creditors of the dece 310 - Building Supplies
dent and other persons Equipment 4
having claims or demands 3170 - Collectibles i-
against decedent's estate 3180 - Computers
3190 - Elnectronics
on whom a copy of this 3200 - Firewood
notice is required to be 3210- Free Pass it On
served must file their 3220 - Furniture
claims with this Court 3230 - Garage/Yard Sales
3240 - Goes
WITHIN THE LATER OF 3250 - Good Things to Eat
THREE (3) MONTHS AF- 3260 - Health & Fitness
TER THE DATE OF THIS 32,70 - Jewelry/Clothing
FIRST PUBLICATION OF 3280 - Machinery/
THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY 3290 - Medical Equipment
(30) DAYS AFTER THE 3300 -Miscellaneous
DATE OF SERVICE OF A 3310 -Musical Instruments
COPY OF THIS NOTICE 3320- Plants & Shrubs/
NSupplies
ON THEM. 3330 - Restaurant/Hotel
3340 - Sporting Goods
All other creditors of the 3350 - Tickets (Buy & Sell)
decedent and persons
having claims or demands u y 7 .
against the decedent's es- 3230
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with this Court WITHIN Port St. Joe 401 Wood-
THREE (3) MONTHS AF- ward Ave. Fri & Sat 8:30-?
TER THE DATE OF THE Something for everyone!!!
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THIS NOTICE.
Ward Ridge, 191 Barbara
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO Drive, Port St. Joe, Friday,
FILED WITHIN THE TIME August 7 and Saturday,
PERIODS SET FORTH IN August 8, 2009, 7:00 AM -
SECTION 733.702 OF THE 12 Noon
FLORIDA PROBATE CODE Yard Sale
WILL BE BARRED Two Family Sale-Large Se-
NOTWITHSTANDING THE election! Adult Woman's Ap-
TIME PERIODS SET parel; Shoes; Bedding;
FORTH ABOVE, ANY Household Decor; Porta-
CLAIM FILED TWO (2) ble Basketball Goal; Mis-
YEARS OR MORE AFTER cellaneous Items; SPE-
THE DECEDENT'S DATE CIAL ITEMS: Sofa and
OF DEATH IS BARRED. Love Seat; Sofa Table;
Small Furniture Items
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gust 6,2009. showroom
Attorney for Personal Rep- packed with
resentative: .
Charles A. Costfln high quality
Florida Bar No. 699070 furniture at
Post Office Box 98 furniture at
Port St, Joe, FL 32457 to 60% of
Telephone: (50 227-1159 to 60% of
Personal Representative: regular retail.
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I 6140 | 7150 H 8120 ] I 8140
S Jeep Cherokee 1996 Dodge Caravan, 1998,
$ 5 9 5 $695 down. Total $5,200
Down. $4,900 Includes tax, Price includes tax, doc
2 br, 1.5 ba, Port St. Joe 3.5 acres Howard Creek. doc stamps, lic fees, NO stamps, lic fees, NO Ex-
RFAl ESTATE FOR RENT Laundry room, Ig storage No clearing required. Extrasl 0% interest also tras! 0% Interest also. Day-
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d18 9-Anliquee&Collectibles Price includes-tax, doc 8160
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1 bedroom, 1 bath, en- 8170 - Auto Paris $4,300 Call 648-2121
closed patio, new reno- & Accessories $3 a 2
ovation, $580 furn with 8210- Boats
S8220 - Personal Watercraft
w&d, $515 unfurn, back- 8230 - Sailboats
ground/credit check. 0240 - Boat & Marine
850-899-093forappt Supplies 8210
Clean 3 br, 2 ba in PSJ, 850899093 for appt 8245 - Boat Slips & Docks
$750 mo + dep. Call Eagle Landing 831'- Aircraft/Aviation 1998 24' Carrable, Off
850-545-5814 or 8320 - ATV/Off Road Vehicles shore boat, 225 HP
850-442-3334. Townhoome 8330 - Campers & Trailers Yamaha 2 stroke, windlass
New development- beauti- 8340 - Motorhomes anchor, lots of extras, New
ful & spacious 3br, 2ba electronics, Everything
townhome located in 8130 works, in good condition,
Jones Homestead, in the Dually 1993 $695 $7,500 850-247-9995
Eagle Landing Subdivi- JeepCherokee Chevy Dually 1993 $695
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idown town and St.hopping, 4WD 1995, mechanically doc stamps, lic fees. NO
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Executive 3 br, 2 ba, W&D, Extra's! 0% interest also. Boats
6130 garage, deck, fenced yd, Daylight Auto Financing BOAT SHOW
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beach, pets okay, $925 9am to 9pm FRI. & SAT.
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Jones Homestead, Eagle 7120- Commercial up. $2,000 850-648-1194 850-247-9995
Landing subdivision. Close 7130 - Condo/Townhouse
to shopping, downtown 7140 - Farms & Ranches
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Monthly rental $900 w/ 7160 Mobile Homes/Lots V
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zone use. Boundry & ele-(
2/3 br, 2 ba, Completely ovation survey done. Would Y Acs 71
renovated, historic, early make for an ideal T Acs 7 1.
school house. North of campground/RV park w/
Overstreet in Gulf County bait and tackle store & or 1 & 2 bedrooms
ohardwood floors, walls , paved streets, both a dead Family apartment community
ceiling with stainless ends. Property is free and ... income guidelines apply
apppiances, granite coun- clear with no mortgages or � Equal Opportunity Provider and Employer
tertops, CH&A. Cook liens. Want to trade for a Equal Opportunity Provider and Employer
house with wrap around lot on Beacon Hill, St. Joe In accordance with Federal law, this institution is prohibited from discriminating
porch and much more. Beach, or Mexico Beach on the basis or race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability.
Bring your horses and en- that is zoned that will allow (Not all prohibited bases apply to all programs.)
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Port St. Joe Commercial
For Lease
Retail / Office Space
317 Williams Avenue
+/-1800sf - tenant improvements negotiable; $1350/mo gross
325 Reid Avenue
+/-4500sf - shell space; corner location; $2500/mo gross
309 Reid Avenue
+/-6000sf - renovated shell space; occupant ready $4500/mo mod. gross
407 Reid Avenue, Suts f &Dk E D
+/-1824sf, ,JI^,
310 Reid Avenue
+/-1116sf - Suite C; finished office space; lobby area with two
office suites and filing/storage room; $1000/mo NNN
230 Reid Avenue
+/-756sf office/retail; $12 psf mod. gross
322 Long Avenue
+/-100Qsf - move-in ready; $900/mo gross
411 Reid Avenue
+/-2668sf office space; $9.45 psf mod. gross
Warehouse / Flex Space
110 Trade Circle West
750sf-22,500sf - PSJ Commerce Park, flex space, $5.25psf NNN (incl.
water/sewer)
160 Cessna Drive
+/-5,000sf office/flex space; Adjacent to Costin Airport; $7 psf plus utilities
and applicable sales tax; Inquire for possible incentives/concessions.
772 Hwy 98, Suite A
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WindMark Beach,
Northwest Florida's new-
est, largest luxury beach
community stretching
some four miles along the
Gulf of Mexico, is gearing
up to draw second-home
buyers, thanks to new,
competitively priced luxury
model homes designed by
the nation's top architects,
a new casual, gourmet res-
taurant serving modern
Southern cuisine, eclec-
tic boutique shopping and
luxury loft homes available
for rent.
Developed by The St.
Joe Company, the sprawl-
ing 2,020-acre property is
set on a stunning white-
sand beach in the historic
Gulf Coast town of Port St.
Joe, 22 miles west of Apala-
chicola and 39 miles east
of Panama City. The com-
munity is now selling home
sites priced from $99,500
and four new-model three-
and four-bedroom homes
priced from $665,000-
$735,000, located just steps
from the beach on Found-
ers Row, a short walk from
the Village Center, with up
to 2,838 square feet of living
space.
The homes embody the
essence of coastal living,
reflect the region's local
Southern style and were
designed by some of the
nation's top architects,
including San Antonio,
Texas-based Lake/Flato
Architects; Chicago-based
Tigerman McCurry Ar-
chitects; Vero Beach, Fla.-


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based Merrill Pastor &
Cougan Architects; and
New York-based Anderson
Architects.
Homes were designed
to capture the essence of
vernacular Southern ar-
chitectural style,owith such
trademarks as tin roofs,
open breezeways, large
wood screened front and
back porches offering a se-
cluded comfortable space
for outdoor living, and
open floor plans inviting
social interaction from the
kitchen, dining and living
spaces.
To sample life at Wind-
Mark Beach before buying
there, the new Village Cen-.
ter offers 19 furnished one-
, two- and three-bedroom


luxury loft homes for week-
ly and nightly rentals, fea-
turing floor-to-ceiling win-
dows, many with balconies
offering striking Gulf Coast
views. All residences are
fully furnished and feature
stainless steel appliances,


granite countertop, a Bose
stereo system, high-speed
Internet access andwasher
and dryer Twelve additional
lofts will be available to rent
in the near future., (www.
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New openings at the Vil-


lage Center include:
Great Southern School
of Fish Restaurant
850-229-1122
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Chef and restauranteur
Jim Shirley, who has been
featured on the Travel
Channel and in Southern
Living magazine, brings his
passion for modern South-
ern cuisine to this casual
Gulf-front restaurant. H�5
new menu features his sig-
nature dish, Grits a Ya Ya,
along with perfectly pre-
pared local seafood, steaks,
and much more.
The Fuss Boutique
850-227-7555
Every dress, purse and
piece of jewelry in this
stylish boutique has been
carefully chosen by owner
Lauren Spring, who is
regularly on hand to help
shoppers pick out the per-
fect outfit from hot fashion
lines such as Ella Moss and
Free People.
Joseph's Cottage
850-227-7877
http://www.josephs
cottage.com
This charming . shop
features an eclectic mix of
chic and comfortable home
furnishing lines and unique
decorative accents. Owner
and interior stylist Melissa
Farrell offers her expertise
to help customers turn their
homes into tranquil and so-
phisticated seaside abodes.
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WindMark Beach's new
fitness center offers state-
of-the-art equipment by
TechnoGym and Precor,
with many machines fea-
turing personal televisions
with earphone jacks. Men's'
and women's changing
rooms are available.
Walking just past the Vil-
lage Center and toward the
beach:
The WindMark Beach
Club features a large free-
form community swim-
ming pool with a beach-
style sloping entry for wad-
ing. The pool offers a fish-
shaped bar.
Community amphithe-
ater includes a sheltered
open-air stage and a slop-
ing green lawn leading
down to it; residents and
visitors can enjoy concerts,
movies and other outdoor
venues and local commu-'
nity events. A 1,500-square-
foot children's playground
area is nearby.
One of WindMark
Beach's standout features
is its beautifully landscaped
BeachWalk, a 1/A-mile pub-
lic 3-mile walkway connect-
ing the community to the
stunning beach. A stretch
of uninterrupted pathway
offers pedestrians, cyclists,
in-link skaters and run-"
ners stunning views. At full
build-out, WindMark Beach
is planned to include 1,552
units, and much of the prop-
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The Bridge at Bay St. Joe

launches Compassion Fund


The Bridge at Bay St Joe
cordially invites the com-
munity and its employees
to the Compassion Fund
launch on Aug. 21 starting
at 2 p.m.
The Compassion Fund,
a 501 (c) (3), grew out of
the desire to provide assis-
tance and alleviate suffer-
ing of our employees and
communities.
The community and
Signature HealthCARE
employees are eligible to
apply for awards if they
have experienced an unex-
pected catastrophic event
hbevond their control and


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sic financial needs without
assistance.
Please join the team at
The. Bridge at Bay St Joe,
located at 220 Ninth St.,
Port St. Joe, for the launch
of this nonprofit corpora-
tion.
RSVP to Erica Staley via
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Coastal Vision 3000 announces


regional goal for year 2020


Five million new air-
line passengers over the
next 10 years? That's what
Davage "Buddy" Runnels,
Chairman of Coastal Vision
3000, sees in the future for,
the Northwest Florida Gulf
Coast region known as THE
Beach.
The nonprofit regional
membership group of busi-
nesses, hospitality opera-
tors, tourism and civic or-
ganizations whose mem-
bership now numbers 130,
has embraced Vision 2020,
which will be a coordinat-
ed regional effort to make
THE Beach a national and
international destination
that will bring 5 million air-
line passengers by the year
2020.
"We have traditionally
been a drive-in market,"
Runnels said. "We want to
balance that with a robust
fly-in market. We want to
move Northwest Florida
from a regional destination
to a national and interna-
tional destination."
The region currently sees
approximately 2.5 million
travelers through its three


regional airports: Pensacola
Gulf Coast Regional Airport,
Northwest Florida Regional
Airport and Panama City-
Bay County International
Airport. An increase in the
number of airline passen-
gers by 5 million over the
next 10 years is a reason-
able goal, Runnels said.
"This is good news for
our region and we're ex-
cited," Runnels said. "All of
our Coastal Vision mem-
bers have worked long and
hard to get to this point. It's
an, exciting time where we
can all work together for the
good of the region."
Runnels went on to say
that beyond the beaches, at-
tractions and incomparable
fishing and water recre-
ation, the greatest asset of
the region is the core values
of its people.
"We strongly believe that
with what we have to of-
fer, our beautiful beaches,
our unsurpassed ecotour-
ism opportunities and our
sweet-tea hospitality, we
can lead the state of Florida
out of the recession," Run-
nels said.


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