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Place of Publication: Port St. Joe, Fla
Creation Date: August 13, 2009
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YOUR HOMETOWN NEWSPAPER SINCE 1937

YEAR. 71, NUMBER 43


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reported over 2,000 visitors iri July, with
518 climbing the tower.
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visit, with 100 -ascending the -tower's
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Saturday and Sunday
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City wants public input on parking


By Marie Logan
Contributing Writer
The Port St. Joe city commis-
sion wants to hear from the pub-
lic about a proposed change in
parking along Fifth Street west of
U.S. 98.
The request for public com-
ments came from the Aug. 4 reg-
ular city commission meeting in
which Port St. Joe Police Chief
David Barnes revealed a map of
where parking should be elimi-


nated along the western end of
Fifth.
Commissioner Rex Buzzett,
who said he originally proposed a
possible change, said safety was
the overriding factor in consider-
ing the issue.
"When people are parked on
both sides of Fifth, drivers can't
see from either side of Baltzell,"
Buzzett pointed out.
"We wafit to stay boater-friend-
ly, and it's really not a problem
except during scallop season. We


certainly don't want to discour-
age boaters, but it does present
a safety issue right there (at the
city boat ramp)."
Port St. Joe Police Chief David
Barnes distributed a map to the
board showing exactly where he
proposed no-parking zones.
Barnes said there was initially
a problem for pedestrians cross-
ing Baltzell at Shoreline Medical
Center, which was solved. Then
he said police noticed there was
a sight problem for drivers turn-


ing from Baltzell and Frank Pate
Park onto Fifth Street.
Police also noticed the con-
stant congestion at the boat
launch area with several boaters
trying to launch simultaneously.
That is why thereis a boat stag-
ing area included in the no-park-
ing zone, Barnes said.
. By'using the staging area for
preparations, boaters can do
everything they need to before
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Fourth case

of swine flu

in Gulf County

confirmed

By Tim Croft
Star News Editor

The county has a fourth
confirmed case of H1N1 vi-
rus, or swine flu, infection.
The Gulf County Health
Department has sent to the
state many blood samples
for testing and last week
the school board had a so-
bering look of what flu sea-
son could bring.
While county medical
director Dr. Kevin Murphy
cautioned against pan-
icking and the threat to
the county remains low
according to the health
department, preparation
and education will be criti-
cal to containing the virus'
spread, health officials
said.
The county's fourth
case involved a two-and-a-
half year-old boy from Tal-
lahassee. The toddler has
returned to Tallahassee
and is doing well, health of-
ficials said. *
The county's previous
three cases involved two
males, one in his 40s, the
other in his late teens, and
early last week a female in
her 20s. The toddler was
confirmed last Thursday
and the health department
has sent numerous blood
samples to the state for
testing but there were no
additional confirmed cases
as of press time.
The four patients thus
far were treated with Tami-
flu which appears to be
effective, Doug Kent, the
county health administra-
tor said, but the ages of the
patients so far underscore
a .fundamental concern
about the H1N1 virus and
schools.
Thus far, the median age
for those who have been
infected worldwide by the
rapidly spreading and eas-
ily transmittable virus is
17-19, and the risk. group
appears to stop with those
born before 1957, the year
of an Asian flu pandemic
which took 69,000 Ameri-
can lives.
Also at high risk are
those with chronic condi-
tions such as asthma and
cardio-pulmonary disease
as well as pregnant women.
The leading cause of death
from H1N1 was pneumo-
nia, Murphy said.
Regina Washabaugh,
who heads the school health
program in the county, said
the math of H1N1 thus far
was "scary."
Given current statistics,
the school district could
expect that 30-40 percent
of the county's 2,000 public
school students would be
exposed. The death rate
- a 21-year-old in Walton
County died last week from
the swine flu - is currently
1 percent.
That would mean that
600-800' students could be
expected to be exposed to
H1N1 during the upcoming
flu season, with the poten:
tial for six to eight deaths.
"We don't want those
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* dropping the boat into the
water, without holding up
others, Barnes explained.
(See map for proposed
no-parking areas and boat
staging location.)
Commissioners sug-
gested people contact any
of them or city manager
Charlie Weston to express
opinions on the proposed
change before the Aug. 18
city commission meeting.
In other business con-
ducted at the three-hour
meeting:
* Commissioners voted
4-1 (commissioner John
Reeves voting no) to al-
low one directional only
sign to be installed west of
U.S. 98 around the foot of
the Tapper Bridge on the
south side for the Port St.
Joe Commerce Park that
is located off of Industrial
Boulevard east of Arizona
Chemical.
According to city attor-
ney Russell Scholz, the city
will have to ask the St. Joe
Company for permission to
locate the sign on St. Joe
property, since the Florida
Department of Transporta-
tion will not allow signage
within the DOT right of
way along U.S. 98.
Then, after permission
is obtained, the city will
have to amend its city sign
ordinance to allow the off-
premise directional sign,
which is currently prohib-
ited by the ordinance.
The St. Joe Company is
the developer and current
majority landowner of the
commercial park.
* The board voted
unanimously to authorize
mayor Mel Magidson to
execute the agreement al-
ready in place with First
Baptist Church on Sept.
14, regarding a proposed
shared parking arrange-
ment between the church
and the city.
The agreement was
originally to be signed Aug.
15, but the city wanted to
wait until the improve-
ments were completed at


the U.S. 98-First Street
intersection before sign-
ing, and the church wanted
assurances that the city
would not change the deal
before the church mem-
bers signed.
The agreement pro-
vides for a land swap - the
city closing one block of
Baltzell Avenue on the
west side of the church and
deeding that section of the
city street to the church in
exchange for the church
deeding a section of the
land west of Baltzell to the
city for use with the city's
proposed bay front park.
The agreement calls for
a shared parking area situ-
ated between the park and
the church.
* Port St. Joe Pub-
lic Works director John
Grantland reported that
the repaving of Sixteenth
Street and Long Avenue
should begin around


Aug. 10 and both streets
should be opened within
the next two weeks.
Commissioner Charles
Stephens took issue with
the fact that during the re-
paving one section of Palm
Boulevard was two feet
smaller than before.
Grantland replied that
Palm Boulevard had been
re-surfaced to a uniform
width.
* According to Matt
Fleck, director of the Port
St. Joe Redevelopment
Agency, the work on the
First Street-U.S. 98 inter-
section is finally moving
ahead. Turn lanes are be-
ing added on the west and
east sides.
The work must be com-
pleted by Aug. 31 in order
to meet the terms of the
road bond, which is being
used, in part, to pay for the

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SW INE FLU from page Al


statistics to happen to us,"
Kent said. "We don't want
four or five kids to die be-
cause we were not proac-
tive enough."
Take the math county-
wide with a population of
roughly 14,000 and that
would mean 4,200-5,600 ex-
posed with 42-56 potential
deaths.
Also of concern to health
officials is the resemblance
- in its attachment to cer-
tain proteins in the body
- H1N1 has with the virus
that caused the Great In-
fluenza of 1918, which killed
40-100 million worldwide.
The most susceptible age
group in that pandemic
was also young, 15-34.
"The potential for this
to be very devastating is
really scary," Washabaugh
said.
The focus for county
health officials is the eight-
week window between the
beginning of the school and
the anticipated -availability
of a vaccine in mid-Octo-
ber.
The vaccine is in expe-
dited human trials now,
Murphy said. But those
eight weeks will bring chil-
dren and adults in close
proximity.
Avoiding crowded areas
is a primary preventer dur-
ing flu season, Washabaugh
noted, along with frequent
hand-washing, not sharing
eating or drinking utensils,
not touching your face and
covering your mouth with a
tissue.
The Centers for Dis-
ease Control is not advis-
ing school closings at this
time, Murphy said, pri-
marily because a single
infected student - and
the virus is communicable
for up to. three days prior
to evidence of symptoms
- would mean the virus is
already in the school.
"It is important for peo-
ple not be panicky because


YOU ARE SICK


What your child can
novel H1N1 flu:


do to avoid getting


* Wash hands frequently with soap
and water for 20 seconds (long enough for
children to sing the "Happy Birthday" song
twice). Be sure to set a good example by
doing this yourself.
* Cough and sneeze into a tissue.
(If a tissue is used, throw the tissue away
immediately).
* Be sure to set a good example by
doing this yourself.
* Avoid sharing drinks or utensils with
others including your children.
* Stay at least three to six feet away
from people who are sick.
* Stay home from school if sick, and stay
away from sick people until they are better.
Students that arrive at school with flu-like
symptoms (fever, cough, sore throat and
vomiting) will be isolated in the health rooms
and given a mask until they can be picked up
to be taken home.


nobody knows how this will
play out," Murphy said.
"Getting parents and stu-
dents involved now is ,the
smart thing to do."
As was noted during last
week's workshop with the
school board, the virus is
constantly "mutating" and
changing and the informa-
tion applicable today may
not be tomorrow.
U. S. health officials,
Murphy added, were keep-
ing a close eye on the South-
ern Hemisphere, where it
is winter and flu season is
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"That's going to be a
good sign that we'll be hit
by the same thing," Mur-
phy said.
The health department
is seeking volunteers to as-
sist in mass inoculations
when the vaccine - which
will require two shots three
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health officials were cau-
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all county residents under
the age of 55.


Murphy noted, however,
that only about 30 percent
of the vaccine is made in
the U.S., most is produced
in Europe, so an outbreak
in Europe could constrain
supply going elsewhere.
Murphy also said the
H1N1 might be of sufficient
strength to "crowd out" the
seasonal flu virus and that
once a person is infected
they will be effectively im-
mune from additional in-
fection of HiN1.
Kent said the health de-
partment would like to uti-
lize school health rooms to


inoculate students and their
parents as well as teachers,
considered among the top
tier of at-risk individuals.
The health department
has in the past month con-
ducted two Point of Distri-
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* Teachers
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At the beginning of
the day send any
students that appear
sick or demonstrate
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* Students
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cough, sore throat
and vomiting) will be
put in isolation areas
of the health rooms,
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or guardian arrives
to take them home
(create a three-foot
barrier if possible).
* Students
who do not have a
fever but do have a
cough, sore throat
or vomiting will be
treated the same.
* Students
should be symptom
free for 24 hours
before returning to
school and should
check back in
through the health
room.
* All students
entering +he health
rooms will wash their
hands before being
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Scratching




backs


There is a
saying that no
one should ever
look too close
when two things
are being made
- sausage and .
laws. TIM
But while Star ne
observing
the Florida
Legislature, for example,
is a test of one's intestinal
fortitude, one of the
beauties of politics is
that it transforms ugly
terms like blackmail or
extortion into concepts
like brokering a deal or
bipartisanship.
The city commission
should employ a dash
of bipartisanship by
helping to broker a
truce between ARC and
Gulf Transportation
and the commerce park
developer who holds
the organizations in a
financial vise.
And the city has the
leverage to do so.
For several months
businesses in the
commerce park have
tried with little, success
for the city to permit
some signage along
Industrial Road or the
road(s) leading in and out
of the park.
The request is
perfectly reasonable and
understandable; those
small businesses want
simply to raise their
profile, not unlike the
efforts the Port St. Joe
Redevelopment Agency
has undertaken to raise
the profile of businesses
in the downtown area.
The effort, however,
reached an obstacle.
in the city's codes
and ordinances so
a compromise was
eventually reached
by which a sign will
go up along U.S. 98
directing motorists to the
commerce park, provided
The St. Joe Company
approves.
Sure has to beat that
twisted piece of metal that
passes for a sign that sits
near Water Plant Road.
But here is one
suggestion for an
alternative deal.
This one would allow
three entities, the tenants
of the commerce park,
Gulf ARC and Gulf
Transportation to have,
if you will, an exemption
from governing
regulations.
Allow the signage
along Industrial Road,


an amendment to
city codes would
spell out that
the exemption
is for the
businesses of the
commerce park
CROFT only, provided
ws editor the tenants
successfully lobby
the developer,
The St. Joe Company,
to end the financial
obligations of Gulf ARC
and Transportation.
Some of the back
money, which had brought
the issue to the point that
the association which
governs the commerce
park threatened a
lien on Gulf ARC &
Transportation's new
building has been paid,
but a bill still hovers over
the heads of Gulf ARC
and Transportation.
And will for the
foreseeable future unless
there is change.
.This "blood money,"
as one reader put it some
weeks ago, looms over
a pair of organizations
that assist the needy,
seniors, those on low
incomes, those who can
not get around without
assistance and provide
Work skills and, heck,
life skills to those in
the community who
have physical or mental
challenges that are
significant obstacles.
Yes, one can see
that things are not
economically rosy for
The St. Joe Company.
The company has scaled
back land development
projects and has
undergone several staff
"reorganizations" while
the stock and earnings
have been in decline.
The company has also,
as long-time employees
of the paper mill recently
discovered, undertaken
the "selling" of the
employees' pension fund
to another underwriter,
with a form letter
that, in part reads, the
employee's fund "should"
remain the same.
Things are tough
all over, though as one
former employee noted,
the letter is just another
exhibit in the case many
in the workforce have
presented through the
years that the Smurfit-
Stone/St. Joe deal was a
mirage.
Smurfit came in to
shutter the mill, St.

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Precautionary measures


From all indications, this year's
flu season could be more dicey than
most.
County health officials and local
doctors already are saying this
coming flu season might be one of the
more difficult in recent years.
One of the more tossed around
but little heeded facts heard each late
summer is that tens of thousands of
people die each year from influenza.
. Most of us just talk about the flu
as if discussing a common cold, but
influenza is a killer each year, no
matter a particular strain or just the
so-called "seasonal flu."
And county health officials should
be applauded for their precautionary
tone, toeing the fine line between
being proactive and shouting fire in
a crowded theater, between Chicken
Little and reality check.
But this is potentially going to
be a flu season of challenges and
already the trends are a tad on the
frightening side.
For starters, consider that this
strain of flu, H1N1 or swine flu, bears
a remarkable resemblance under
the microscope to the.virus that
caused what is known as the Great
Influenza of 1918, a pandemic that
killed millions worldwide and almost
700,000 in this country
That strain, its rapid spread
likely aided by World War I, raced
around the world and struck a target
demographic that was unusually
young for the flu, folks in their 20s
and 30s.
Then there is the H1N1 mortality
rate of 1 percent, the exposure rate of
30-40 percent, and that is simply as of
last week.
As county health officials noted
last Thursday, this virus is "mutating
and changing" and information
of today might not be the same
tomorrow.
But county health officials are
being appropriately proactive.
A quick aside. Given that the
county has gone some five or six
years without a community hospital,
what has been accomplished


on a shoestring at'the health
department, on both ends of the
county, is a testament to thestaff and
administration in place.
The school health program, run on
a thread of a shoestring, is a shining
example, and administrators are
taking the swine flu threat seriously.
Isolation areas have been
established in all health rooms.
Teachers will be charged with
sending to the health room any child
showing up for class in the morning
evidencing symptoms of the flu.
Supplies have been purchased, and
the health department has recently
conducted two Point of Distribution
exercises for mass inoculations, one at
Port St. Joe Elementary School.
That is when the vaccine becomes
available, which is not until mid-
October at this time.
There is a hope of using school
health rooms for inoculating children,
parents, teachers and staff.
A host of concerns and issues
must be addressed by the health
department and school district to
ensure the safety of children.
And the district, with a huge assist
from the sometimes immovable
boulder that is the Department of
Education, must look at attendance
policies, the potential that testing
for the Florida Comprehensive
Assessment Test could be impacted.
Students should not be penalized
for missing extended periods of
school in order to ensure the safety
of others.
Appropriate homework should be
provided.
And where the district has to be
flexible a bit, the state should be
similarly flexible with the 95 percent
of students tested benchmark, which
can impact school grades and in turn
funding.
Those are just for starters.
Staffing could also become an issue
when one considers that with the
recent years of heavy retirements the
district's faculty and staff is younger
and potentially more at risk.
Likewise, the county and cities


should be doing everything they
can to minimize the potential for
widespread outbreak among their
respective workforces.
The corfmunity should also get
involved. The health department
needs volunteers in the event of
future mass inoculations.
And here is where this story,
as it does nearly every flu season
with whatever strain of virus is
involved, becomes one of personal
responsibility.
Some of the critical steps to
preventing a widespread outbreak, to
prevent the scary scenarios painted
by health officials and others in the
medical field are ones each one of us
can take.
The mantra is the same every
year and maybe after time people
tune it out -just like hurricane
season until a storm is in the gulf
- but this season those simple things
can be life-savers.
Health officials could not stress
the standard protocol more vocally.
Wash your hands frequently, but
particularly after using the restroom.
Cough into the crook of your arm
or a tissue. Sneeze using a tissue
and always discard the tissue in a
wastebasket after use.
Don't share drinks or eating or
drinking utensils, such as knives,
forks, spoons and straws.
If someone is sick, or appears ill,
keep your distance, at least three to
six feet.
If your child is sick, keep them
home. If you are sick, stay home
- and, yes, even in tough economic
times, businesses must be part of the
solution by being flexible on sick or
personal days.
Essentially, be vigilant that even
under normal circumstances flu
season can be and is a killer. And this
season could potentially be, as one
health official said last week, "scary."
Doug Kent, executive director for
the health department, put it best.
No one should die, especially a
child, because the community was
not proactive enough.


Brenda wasn't no clunker!


The government once
again has moved too slowly
to help me. Where was
this clunker program idea
in 1954? Was Congress so
engrossed in the Joseph
McCarthy saga that they
forgot about the rest of
us? Was Eisenhower more
interested in practicing
his golf or monitoring the
Marshall Plan than to
my lonely plight in West
Tennessee? Was the entire
world's attention averted
by the Monroe-DiMaggio
wedding?
I reckon, as a nation
there in the mid-'50s, we
kinda lost our direction. A
right thinking government
would have instituted
several clunker programs.
And it should have started
with shoes! I'd get the
Sunday hand-me-downs
from Leon. He'd wear
those Buster Brown
encasements to church
every week for a year,
sometimes two. It would
take another year for
me to grow into them
(and sometimes even
then Mom would have
to stuff some newspaper
in the toe). Folks, they
made those things out
of Pittsburgh steel and
ready mix concrete! It
was like walking around
in brick-bats! I kid you
not! That little boy in the
picture looked so nice and
innocent...but he didn't
know didley-squat about
making shoes! It was
the biggest clunker ever
perpetrated on the foot
covering industry.
You could get a blister
just sticking your heel into
one of those things. And
walking was nigh about
impossible. It was enough
to turn you against church!
I have cried through the
announcements, all five
verses of "I'm Gonna Take
a Trip on that Old Gospel


Ship," two offerings
(we were Baptist),
that sermon
where Abner lets
his guard down
and Joab runs
him through with
a sword and an
invitation that KES
lasted so long I COLI
thought we were Hunke
waiting for Moses
to appear!
My parents didn't have
any money. Why do you
think we were passing
those shoes around? They.
couldn't afford to buy new
Sunday-go-to-meetin'
clothes every year. But if
Uncle Sam had'a stepped
in and offered us, say eight
dollars, to trade them
hard as a rock Buster
Brown shoes in for a brand
new pair of Nike Air Max
Tailwinds. Wow! Now
we're talking government
intervention that would
mean. something!
I can't see any reason
that they couldn't have
done the same thing with
bicycles. Leon found a bike
in the trash behind Tommie
Hill's Texaco Station. We
straightened up the handle
bars, patched holes in both
tires, oiled the chain and
tied a burlap bag over the
metal seat. It didn't look all
that great, both rims were
missing a few spokes, the
hard rubber filling was
gone from the left pedal,
and it didn't have fenders,
but you could "take off"
from the hill up at Jim
and Joe Williams's house
and near 'bout coast all
the way to our front yard.
'Course, it was hard to
get the baseball card to
hum because of the lack
of spokes and if you ran
though any kind of ditch
that fenderless back wheel
was going to sling water
on you and you didn't
impress Brenda Ellis when


SLEY
BERT
r Down


you pedaled by..
it was better'than
nothing but calling
it a "clunker"
might have been
overstating it.
They had
Schwinn Bicycles
back then with
wide fenders, chain
guards, adjustable
cushioned seats


and headlights! Me
and Leon and David Mark
were not choosey. We would
have been agreeable to
most any government plan
that allowed us to trade in
our old bike for one of those
Schwinns. I mean, it wasn't
like we were asking for a
Golden Western Flyer with
the horn, tasseled grips
and rear reflector!
We wore Tuf Nut jeans.
We didn't want to. We
longed for a pair of those
Levi Strauss's that Mr.
Beasley sold over at the
National Shirt Store. You
could buy Tuf Nuts for a
dollar. The Levi's were
almost three times that!
You can see our plight. We
didn't care about the Tuf
Nut promise or the double
knees or the assurance
from Mom that they "were
just as good as Levi's."
They weren't Levi's! And
we had to walk by Brenda
Ellis's house!
None of that mattered
to our parents. They were
"too" practical. No amount
of begging or explaining
could move them. They
didn't care about fashion,
Marlon Brando, some
red tag on the right back
pocket or what Brenda
Ellis thought! If three
aspiring youths striving to
find themselves out at the
end of Stonewall Street
ever needed a caring and
understanding hand from
the government, this was
the time!
We had to wear


our clunkers! It was
embarrassment on top of
embarrassment. Surely,
if we could elect John
F Kennedy, he would
understand our plight!
Somehow, someway,
somebody needed to pass a
law that encouraged "stuck
in the fifties" grown-ups
to loosen up a little bit. A
big wad of government
money earmarked for
"blue jean upgrade" could
have been just what the
country needed in 1960.
You think our lawmakers
haven't funded less worthy
projects...
Joe Sasser would drop
by and pick me up in his
dad's old Dodge truck.
It had cattle rails on the
sides, a lot of junk in the
back and a dash piled
high with work gloves, D
cell batteries, duck tape,
a Keco Milling Company
hat and an assortment
of screws, pliers, bailing
wire, old thermostats,
drill bits and box end
wrenches. That vehicle
was dirty and ancient and
got about 2 miles to the
gallon. Joe and I talked
about school, farming and
if were going to see "To
Kill a Mockingbird" at the
Park Theatre. Dummy us!
It never crossed our minds
to petition Washington
for a little help on a trade
in! A new Corvette would
have been perfect! It was
smaller, sleeker, and even
with the supped up engine
it would get better gas
mileage than that old pick-
up.
The government, in its
infinite wisdom, hopped in
47 years too late to help me.
Ain't that the way life goes!'
Now, if they could
extend this clunker
program to include your
first wife...
Respectfully,
Kes










AS | The Star Letters


Thursday, August 13, 2009


Public notices
Dear Editor:
In many of the discussions held
and decisions made by our county
commissioners much importance
is given to supporting our local
businesses and contractors. This
is a commendable attitude in that
it returns some taxpayer dollars
spent by the commission to some
of those whose taxes support the
inept spending policies of the
commission.
How is it then that our
commissioners choose to advertise
public notices in the Panama City
News Herald rather than the Port St.
Joe Star? The last time I checked,
the News Herald is located about 60
miles away in another county.
In a call to the Herald I was
informed that their circulation in
Gulf County is about 1,000 papers. In
asking about the cost of placing the
public notice in the News Herald I
was told they would get back to me.
After a couple of hours (in which I
assumed they made some inquiries
about my identification) I was
informed they could not reveal the
cost of this public notice which was
paid for in part by my tax dollars.
Has the News Herald heard of the
Freedom of Information Act?
After some research, here are the
facts as I learned then.
Star circulation is about 5,000,
the News Herald circulation in Gulf
County about 1,000; similar to having
five commissioners but Gulf County
residents only being able to vote for
one.
Cost of the "News Herald" public
notice, about $400.
Cost of a similar public notice in
"The Star:" $158.
Why would our frugal
commissioners choose to spend an
extra $242 on a public notice that
reaches 1,000 Gulf County readers
as opposed to The Star that reaches
5,000 Gulf County readers?
Mr. (Tim) McFarland, who serves
at the pleasure of the commission,
says it is all quite legal. Legal or not
it has a distinct odor to it.
The Star is often critical of the
actions of the county commissioners.
This has the appearance of
vindictiveness on the part of the
commission.
Respectfully,
Tom Knoche
Indian Pass

Christmas in July thanks
Dear Editor:
I wanted to take this opportunity
to thank everyone who participated
in our "Christmas in July" Kick-
off for our Toys for Tots campaign.
I loved the enthusiasm and
outpouring of donations from
our local businesses. I wanted
to give a big thank you to WMBB
Channel 13 for getting the word


out and allowing me to come to
their station and speak about
our event (Wayne, you were a
riot, but you promised me better
weather!!). Jeff and Carol from
"The Grove" for lending Santa his
Lifeguard Chair. Cheyne Todd of
Memory Catcher Photography for
donating her time and materials,
your pictures were fabulous.
Coast2Coast Printing for the
donation of my flyers and signs.
Steve, you were a BIG help!!
John Shepard, who heads up our
local Chapter of Toys for Tots in
Panama City, for all the material
and hand outs he provided. And
last but not least, the BIG Guy,
Santa, for choosing Mexico Beach
to vacation. We had families come
from as far as Dothan and Altha to
the very west end of Panama City
and our donations ending up being
$170. Toucan's looks forward to
a bigger, better and sunnier 2nd
Annual Christmas in July!!!
Most Sincerely,
Renee Carroll
Special Events Planner
Toucan's Restaurant


Clunker debunker
Dear Editor:
I think, like many of you, I
didn't have the big perspective
of this federal incentive program
for people who have old energy
inefficient vehicles. For our
government to provide incentives
that artificially lure and induce
those who should know better,
to buy a new car, and burden
themselves with loan payments,
at the time when most of us are
wondering if we will have an
income next month, is not only
unconscionable but criminal. I
remember the "Everyone should be
able to afford the American dream
of owing their own home," we all
know where that program ended.
Now it seems "Everyone should
own their own efficient vehicle."
You see our Feds with the full
cooperation of our state reps and
senators have gone to bed together
to fund a program that is not only
bad for the economic recovery,
but smells of a scandalous devil
deal between the states and the
Fed. You see we all pay the $4,500
per vehicle in federal tax dollars
and in exchange our state and in
some cases local coffers collect
the 6 percent-plus in taxes from all
those unsuspecting purchasers who
think they are getting a good deal.
In fact that $4,500 deal is quickly
eroded by the 6 percent sales tax
(1/3 of the $4,500 rebate on a $25,000
vehicle purchase, not to mention
the eliminated trade-in value which
would have reduced your taxable
sale amount) Surely, the money
hungry Pit Bulls in Congress
must have licked their lips on this


conniving plan
So we ask why this ever got
passed by our Congress and Senate.
Because it put instant revenue
bucks in the state and local coffers.
Why wouldn't your congressman
agree to spending your federal tax
bucks on a project that would put
money back into the bleeding and
grossly mismanaged state and local
budgets? Take a deep breath and
take a look at this grand exploitation
of us - the taxpayers. They have
again duped and raped the middle
and lower class to pony up money we
were promised wouldn't come out of
our pockets. We walk away thinking
we have made the deal of the year
- trading our paid off 10 mpg van for
a new $300 a nionth SUV we can't
afford.
Whoever thought of this grand
exploitation should receive an Oscar,
or possibly more righteously be
accused of acting stupidly. Wake up
America before it is gone.
Jon Hooper
Port St. Joe

Food for thought
Dear Editor,
As a frequent driver to and
from CR 30-A, I can see the traffic
increasing every year during
scallop season. My favorite past
time in the mornings is to see how
many boats, trailers, and campers
that Presnells has in their RV
campgrounds.
Here is my reason for writing .
this letter, and I sure hope that
the county or the State Road
Department take notice of my idea.
During the scallop season, traffic
does get busier on CR 30-A and if
you're ever out near the St. Joseph
Buffer Preserve area there is a
curve that has no warning signs
posted.
We need a sign warning drivers
to slow down. This is a congested
area and folks need to take notice
that scallopers and kayakers are
parking on both sides of the highway
here. They are crossing the road and
someday there may be an accident.
We need a sign here!
You have signs for bear and deer
crossing and many others, why not
think of the many people coming
to our county scalloping, just for
the hope of picking up their own
scallops.
They bring their families and
spent their money in our stores, why
not show that we care enough to
warn drivers to be on the look-out in
areas like this one?
You could always add a
pedestrian crossing sign here. Bay
County did on U.S. 98 in Mexico
Beach.
Thank you for reading my letter, I
hope by next year there is a crossing
sign or a slow down sign here.
Thanks,
Beverly Douds


CROFT from page A4


Joe now has plans for developing
the old mill site it "sold" and even
should the company be forced
into bankruptcy, many former mill
workers contend, St. Joe would still
own all those hundreds of thousands
of prime land.
We digress a bit, but the point is it
seems unlikely that a few thousand
dollars will impact the bottom line of
The St. Joe Company, red or black.
The money received from Gulf
ARC and Transportation cannot
be a make or break deal for the
company, but it can Gulf ARC and
Transportation.
Yet St. Joe has in its power,


as articulated in the bylaws of
the association incorporating
the commerce park, to absolve,
"unilaterally," any current and future
debt incurred in the form of dues
from Gulf ARC and Transportation.
And the city has a role in this
debacle, too. It was a nice gesture
to provide needed land for Gulf
ARC and Transportation to erect a
new facility, but according to those
familiar with the discussions leading
up to the agreement the mention of
dues, of a financial obligation the two
organizations are unable to afford,
did not arise.
So, the city should exempt the


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the sign ordinance, provided the
signs are tasteful and professional.
This would be a good thing for those
businesses and the overall economy.
In return, the tenants of the
commerce park bring The St. Joe
Company to the table and exempt
Gulf ARC and Transportation from,'
for the organizations and their oh so
tight budgets, the draconian dues of
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common sense in such a plan for it
to work given the parties involved,
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Thursday, August 13, 2009


PARKING

from page A2

project
* County commis-
sion chair Nathan Peters
thanked the city for par-
ticipating in the joint city-
county workshop in July.
He offered several 'more
dates for continuing the
workshop on a three-time
yearly basis. He also sug-
gested he and Magidson
rotate chairing the meet-
ing, with full approval of the
city board.
Suggested dates for the
next two meetings were
Nov. 29, 2009 and March 10,
2010.
* Peters also pushed
the city on proceeding with
phase three of the city's
CDBG (community devel-
opment block grant), which
is the $900,000 sewer proj-
ect for north Port St. Joe.
There was some confu-
sion among city officials.
Board members thought
the project had been ap-
proved much earlier and
voted 4-1 (commissioner
Greg Johnson voting no)
for the grant administrator
to proceed with the grant
process without having
matching funds.
City manager Charlie
Weston stated he was un-
der the impression the city
would onlyproceedwithlthe
project if the city could find
the required $250,000 for a
grant match and that the
grant administrator had
been instructed to stop.
City grant writer Char-
lotte Pierce informed the
board that they only had
two weeks to submit the
grant, if they planned to
proceed at this time, and
the city must show match-
ing funds up-front in order
to proceed. No course of ac-
tion was finalized.
* The land for the joint
city-county sports complex
across from Sacred Heart
Hospital was officially an-
nexed into the city by a
unanimous vote.
* The board voted 5-0
to switch city business to
Vision Bank on Oct. 1 after
studying requests for quali-
fication from several area
banks.
* Commissioner John
Reeves proposed the city
adopt as its motto the word-
ing on U.S. currency, "In
God we trust," placing it on
the city seals, letterhead
and in various locations.
He said he had already
talked to Weston on where
to put it. Magidson said he
had a problem with the pro-
cess and instructed Reeves
to place the topic on the
next meeting agenda in-
stead of asking for a vote at
that time.


Gulf Countians to become POD people


By Marie Logan
Contributing Writer

If everything goes as planned
at the Gulf County Health De-
partment, everybody living in
Gulf County will soon become a
POD person.
As frightening as that may
sound to science fiction buffs, it
will be a good thing.
The POD refers to the Point
of Distribution at which the
Gulf County Health Department
(GCHD) will inoculate every
resident of Gulf County with the
upcoming H.1N1 influenza vac-
cine.
As national media attention
grows on the soon-to-be-here flu
season, more information about
mass vaccinations is, circulat-
ing. Gulf County is ahead of the,
game.
The GCHD has already prac-
ticed two POD exercises since
June expressly designed to carry
out the task, and has practiced
POD exercises each of the last
several years while distributing
seasonal flu shots.
Everyone in the county needs
to become familiar with the POD,
how it works, what is expected
of the people who pass through
it, and what to do when the POD
and the county-wide vaccination
plan is put into effect in late Oc-
tober.

POD
A Point of Distribution, or
POD, is a system used to orga-
nize a mass delivery of a neces-
sary item to a large population in
a timely manner.
For medical use, it is a site
(location) where medications
or vaccines intended to prevent
disease may be given quickly to
a large number of people, in the
event of a public health emer-
gency.
A public health emergency
requiring a POD is one in which
many people have been exposed
to an infection that may make
them sick, and disease from that
infection may be prevented by
antibiotics or a vaccine.
In the case of Gulf County, it is
the Gulf County Health Depart-
meft's way of vaccinating the
entire county population with the
soon-to-arrive H1N1, or "swine"
flu vaccine.
The POD procedure comes
out of the military and is oper-
ated using an incident command
structure, with a single individual
in overall charge.
The federal government will
be shipping the H1N1 vaccine to
all parts of the country, includ-
ing Gulf County, when it becomes
available, probably in October.
The vaccine will come as part
of a shipment of medicines from
the Centers for Disease Control
and Prevention (CDC)'s Strate-
gic National S.tockpile, or SNS.
This expected October POD


CALL FOR POD VOLUNTEERS

The Gulf County Health Department (GCHD) is asking
people, both medical personnel and non-medical residents,
to volunteer to help in the county PODS in the fall. ,
Volunteers are needed to help man the six basic stations
that comprise a POD: Welcome, Registration, Screening,
Support, Treatment and Waiting.
Additional volunteers will be needed to act as "floaters,"
or general helpers.
GCHD administrator Doug Kent. said anyone willing to
volunteer at any of the PODs should call the GCHD main
phone number 850-227-1276 and ask for Gwen Allen.


will not be the first conducted by
the Gulf County Health Depart-
ment in anticipation of just such
an emergency as the HiN1 epi-
demic.
For the past several years,
the GCHD has conducted POD
exercises while offering yearly
flu shots to the community at the
Senior Citizens Center in Port St.
Joe.
Employees of the GCHD also
participated in a three county
(Jackson, Gulf and Calhoun) ta-
bletop exercise in July, then put
the information into action with
an actual physical run-through
the next day.
Both exercises involved all the
counties' emergency response
personnel, including health de-
partment, law enforcement,
emergency medical services and
emergency management person-
nel.
The actual Gulf County POD
exercise was held at Port St. Joe
Elementary School, where the
GCHD will actually set up the
first POD to handle the H1N1
vaccinations in October.

What to expect
When residents of Gulf County
arrive at the POD at Port St. Joe
Elementary School, the system
will be set up in a very simple
format.
According to Douglas Kent,
GCHD administrator, the health
department is planning on a
combination drive-walk format:
People can drive through and get
their shots without ever leaving
their cars, or people can pass
through another line on foot. Ei-
ther way involves the same sta-
-tion format.
The first point is the Enter/
Welcome area. This station will
be used to greet people and con-
duct an initial assessment of the
persons) passing through the
POD.
If a person is suspected or de-
termined to be sick, he or she will
be directed to the health depart-
ment or a Bay County hospital.
No sick people will. be allowed
to enter the POD area because
it could compromise the entire
POD.
It would also defeat the pur-


pose of the POD. If someone is
already sick, the vaccination at
the POD will not be of any use.
Remember, the POD is only to
give vaccinations, not to dispense
medication for people already
sick, or to examine people like at
a doctor's visit.
The second station is the Reg-
istration area.
' This is where health depart-
ment personnel will take demo-
graphic information, provide
basic informational materials,-to
people passing through, provide
any necessary documents that
will be needed later in the POD,
and answer questions.
The third station will be the
Screening area.
Here medical staff will take
short medical histories includ-
ing allergies and pregnancy sta-
tus. They will then instruct the
participants to go directly to the
treatment station or the exit sta-
tion, if needed.
The Screening station is a pri-
ority in obtaining accurate infor-
mation to prevent, the possibility
of medication reactions, so it is
vital that participants give accu-
rate information to all questions.
Have a list of all your medica-
tions and health problems with
you. If necessary, bring the ac-
tual medicine bottles. Whatever
paperwork you fill out, be sure
to write legibly and answer com-
pletely.
The fourth station is the Sup-
.port area.'
This station will be used to
keep bottlenecks from occurring
in the flow of the POD. Here any-
one with mental health or emo-
tional issues, vision, hearing or
mobility problems or translation
needs can get help at their own
pace without holding up the pri-
mary line. This way the POD does
not slow down because someone
simply needs a little extra time to
get through.
Wheelchairs will be available
if anyone needs one, and autho-
rized personnel will actually ac-
company someone through the
POD, if necessary.
The fifth station is the Treat-
ment area.
This station will be staffed with
medical personnel who will give
out medication or vaccinations,


"Have a list of all
your medications and
health problems with
you. If necessary,
bring the actual
medicine bottles.
Whatever paperwork
you fill out, be sure
to write legibly and
answer completely."


along with written instructions, if
needed.
After they administer the vic-
cinations, the medical staff will
guide the participants to the final
station.
At the end is the Waiting/Exit
area.
Again, this station will be
staffed with trained medical per-
sonnel who will watch each par-
ticipant for possible medication
reactions.
This is only necessary for a
vaccination POD. Participants
will wait 15 to 20 minutes to be.
on the safe side, then will be sent
through th exit.
If anyone has a medical reac-
tion in the Waiting area, medical
personnel will be there to monitor
the situation and provide immedi-
ate medical help.
At the Exit, additional written
medication instructions and in-
formation will be given out, if nec-
essary, and all documents will be
collected from the participants.'
To the side of the primary POD
line and the Support area will be
a First Aid station, which is self-
explanatory.
This station will be staffed with
Gulf County EMS personnel, and
ambulances will also be on site, if
needed.
Kent reminded residents that
everyone would have more than
one opportunity to participate in
POD events and get vaccinated.
"Don't panic if you don't get
into the very first line," Kent
said.
"Once the H1N1 vaccine ar-
rives in Gulf County, we will have
ongoing, multiple PODs through-
out the county on a continuous
basis."
Kent said the GCHD already
had in place an ongoing immuni-
zation plan to have multiple PODs
over several months to continue
dispensing the vaccine and to in-
sure that everyone received both
portions of the immunization.
According to the latest infor-
mation from the CDC, the vac-
cination will be administered to
each person in two parts given
three or four weeks apart.
"People need to recognize that
this is an ongoing process,: Kent
said. "Everyone will have the
chance to be vaccinated."


SWINE'FLU from page A3


mass inoculation.
Health officials also stressed
that teachers, at the beginning of
each day, send any students who
appear sick or present flu-like
symptoms to the health rooms
for evaluation. Isolation areas
- with three-foot buffers as 3-6
feet is considered the transmis-
sion area for the virus - were
established in each health room
this week.
Students with flu symptoms,
fever, cough, sore throat and
vomiting, will be provided a mask
to wear until a parent or guard-
ian can pick them up from school.
Students should be symptom-
free for 24 hours before returning
to school.
Superintendent of Schools
Tim Wilder noted that the issue
of suspending school for any pe-
riod of time may not come down
to the number of ill students,
but the health of staff in a small
county.
"What the board needs to
consider is that school closures
may come down to staff," Wilder
said. "Having 50 sick kids may
not cause closure, but having 50
sick teachers and staff would be
different."
It was agreed that the school
district and health department
would come together in a work-
shop in the coming days to work
through potential issues and con-
tingency plans.
"It's not doing business as usu-
al is what we are getting down to
(at the bottom line)," Kent said.


The symptoms of swine flu in people are similar to the
symptoms of seasonal flu and include fever, cough sore throat.
body aches, headache, chills and fatigue. Some people have
reported diarrhea and vomiting associated with swine flu. Like
seasonal influenza, the swine flu may cause a worsening of
underlying chronic medical conditions.
What residents and visitors should do
Gulf County Health Department officials offer these
recommendations for residents and visitors:
.. * If you are sick, stay home from work or school
Sfor seven days from the time that your symptoms begin;
* Avoid close contact with people who
are coughing or otherwise appear ill-
* Avoid touching your eyes, nose
and mouth;
* Wash hands frequently to
.. lessen the spread of respiratory
S illness-
. ,' * 9 People experiencing cough,
'.: fever and fatigue, possibly along
with diarrhea and vomiting, should
contact their physician/health care
Provider:
* Cough or sneeze into a tissue
or into your upper sleeve, not your hands
f. and put your used tissue in the waste basket;
* If you think you have influenza, please call your
health provider and discuss whether you need to be






IS PORT ST. JOE WEWAHITCHKA





PORTS


Thursday. August 13, 2009


www. st arfl.com


VI..-" r


FWC asks anglers to



help gather reef fish data


Biologists with the Florida Fish
and Wildlife Conservation Commis-
sion's Fish and Wildlife Research In-
stitute (FWRI) request angler assis-
tance with a research project focus-
ing on red snapper and other reef fish
on Florida's Gulf Coast. This project
will provide fisheries researchers and
managers with much of the catch-
and-release survival information they
need for assessing reef fish stocks.
Reef fish include a variety of snap-
per and grouper species commonly
targeted by recreational anglers.
Anglers can contribute to reef fish re-
search by participating in angler sur-
veys. They also can help by reporting
tagged fish to the Angler Tag Return
Hotline at 800-367-4461.
As part of the research, FWRI bi-
ologists will approach anglers at pub-
lic areas such as boat ramps, fishing
piers and marinas to request partici-
pation. These .biologists will distrib-
ute survey cards designed to collect
detailed information on fishing-trips
in the Gulf of Mexico. This informa-
tion includes where red snapper
are caught and released, the type of
equipment used and the condition of
the fish when released.
Anglers can also e-mail their name
and address to FishStats@MyFWC.


WANT TO HELP?

Anglers can also e-mail their name and address to FishStats@
MyFWC.com to obtain a postage-paid survey card in the mail.
Downloadable data sheets are also available on the FWRI Web
site at http://research.MyFWC.com/features/view_article.
asp?id=32671.


com to obtain a postage-paid sur-
vey card in the mail. Downloadable
data sheets are also available on the
FWRI Web site at http://research.
MyFWC.com/features/view_article.
asp?id=32671.
Additionally, each month FWRI
will mail surveys to a random sample
of licensed saltwater anglers. These
surveys focus on the habits of anglers
who target reef fish. Survey questions
include when and how often anglers
fish, as well as the type and number
of fish they harvest or release. Biolo-
gists request that anglers respond to
the survey, even if they are not fishing
for reef fish.
FWRI biologists are tagging and
releasing reef fish back into the wild
to evaluate the survival of released
fish. For this project, biologists are


placing an orange tag near the dorsal
fin of the fish. Each tag has a unique
number printed on the side. When
anglers catch a fish with one of these
tags, they should call the Angler Tag
Return Hotline.
Biologists would like to know the
species of fish, .tag number, date and
time of capture, where the fish was
caught, fish length, type of bait used
and whether the fish was kept or re-
leased. If the fish is released, anglers
should leave the tag in the fish so bi-
ologists can continue to collect data.
Receiving this information is impor-
tant for the success of this project.
Anglers will receive a token of ap-
preciation for participating in this
study. For more information on reef
fish research, visit http://research.
MyFWC.com.


Sept. 8
Sept. 10
Sept. 12
Sept. 15
Sept. 17
Sept. 22
Sept. 24
Sept. 29
Oct. 5
Oct. 6
Oct. 8
Oct. 13
Oct. 19
Oct. 20
Oct. 22


Rutherford
Mosley
at Mosley Tournament
at Arnold
Liberty County
at Franklin County
Wewahitchka
at West Gadsden
at Liberty County,
Franklin County
West Gadsden
at Wewahitchka
at Rutherford
at Mosley
at Maclay


District tournament at Port St. Joe High School, Oct. 27
No. 4 seed vs. No. 5 seed at 3 p.m. ET
No. 2 seed vs. No. 3 seed at 5 p.m. ET

PORT ST. JOE HIGH 2009
FOOTBALL SCHEDULE S
Sept. 3 - at Bay (Panama City) S
Sept. 1 8 - at Interlachen (Interlachen) S
Sept. 25 - Liberty County. S,
Oct. 2 - open C
Oct. 9 - Franklin County C
Oct. 16 - West Gadsden
Oct. 23 - at Blountstown C
Oct. 30 - at Marianna
Nov. 6 - at Wewahitchka N


2 p.m. ET (varsity only)
5/6 p.m.
8 a.m. CT
S5/6 p.m. CT
5/6 p.m. ET
5/6 p.m. ET
5:30/6:30 p.m. ET
5/6 p.m. ET
5/6 p.m. ET
5/6 p.m. ET
5/6 p.m. ET
5:30/6:30 p.m. ET
4:30 p.m. CT (varsity only)
5:30/6:30 p.m. ET
5:30/6:30 p.m. ET


No. 1 seed vs. winner of 3 p.m. match, 7 p.m. ET
Championship game on Oct. 29


WEWAHITCHKA HIGH FOOTBALL SCHEDULE
ept. 4 - at Tallahassee Maclay
ept. 1 1 - Chipley
ept. 18 - at Jefferson County (Monticello)
ept. 25 - at Blountstown


)ct. 2 - Bozeman (Panama City)
)ct 9 - Liberty County
)ct. 16 - Franklin County
)ct. 23 - at West Gadsden (Greensboro)
)ct. 30 - open
yov. 6 - Port St. Joe


Nov. 1 2 - at Tallahassee Maclay


Sports BRIEFS


MBARA tourney set to go
The Mexico Beach Artificial Reef Associ-
ation has been preparing for the 12th Annual
MBARA Kingfish Tournament for about nine
months according to Tournament Director
Ron Childs, and they are ready to go.
The Kingfish tournament which is on Au-
gust 23 is open to the public and is the larg-
est fundraiser for the MBARA which has
built over 200 artificial reefs since 1997. The
big Captains' Party is on Friday night, Aug.
22, followed by the weigh-in at Marquardt's
Marina on Saturday from 1-5 p.m. CT with a
cookout and dance at Toucans on Saturday
night.
Ron Childs said, "This is going to be like
the Super Bowl - we expect over 200 boats
will be all over us on Saturday." He added,
"We have a wonderful and beautiful Miss
Kingfish this year, so be sure to tell everyone
to come out and see her on Saturday after-
noon at Marquardt's Marina."
Childs said, "Our entry fees are really
low-only 150 dollars per boat and you can
fish as many people as you want to on the
boat. We pay $4,000 for the. first place King
and $1,000 for biggest Wahoo."
For complete details fishermen can go to
the MBARA Web site at www.mbara.org.

Gulf County Drive
advances to championship
series of Big Bend Baseball
In Round Two of the Big Bend playoffs,
third-seeded Gulf County Drive defeated No.
2 seed Calhoun Horsemen 9-8 in Calhoun's
'cottonpatch.
In Liberty County, the top seed Diamond
Dawgs defeated the fourth-seeded Bay
Brewers 11-4.
This sets up this weekend's Champion-
ship Series between the Liberty Dawgs and
the Gulf County Drive.
This is a best of three series. The first
game will be played at Port St. Joe High
School's baseball field at 3 p.m. ET on Sat-
urday, Aug. 15. Game two of this series will
be played the next day, Sunday, at 3:00 EDT
at Bristol High School. Should a third game
be necessary, it will be a seven-inning game
played immediately after Sunday's first
game.
Championship trophies and awards will
be presented after Sunday's final game of
this inaugural season.

Gene Raffield Football starts
its second decade
It hardly seems possible, but this year the
Gene Raffield Football League is beginning
its second decade of remarkably successful
youth football in Port St. Joe. Coaches and
league officers are making the preparations
necessary to insure another great season.
Mal Parrish and Dbna Sander have been ap-
pointed co-commissioners.
The seven and eight year old Dolphins
will be coached by Bill Kennedy, Chris Butts,
David Bogart and Bryce Thomas. The nine
and 10 year old Jaguars will be coached by
David Davis, Frank Cochran, Bobby Nobles
and Mal Parrish.
There has been much talk about whether
or not we will have an 11 and 12 year old Buc-
caneer team. The answer is a resounding
YES. Things will be done somewhat differ-
ently this year.
The Buccaneer players will come from
the ranks of the middle school team. Head
coach Tracy Browning and his staff that con-
sists of Bobby Alexander, Mike Dunn, Sandy
Quinn and Albert Schaffer, will pick from
their roster the young men that will play for
the Bucs. These players will complete the
usual Gene Raffield Football forms, but will
not pay any fee. Their equipment will be sup-
plied by the middle school. Coach Browning
and his staff will be their coaches and they
will practice right along with all their team-
mates. This arrangement will eliminate the
competition that has existed over the years
between the Middle School and Bucs and re-
sult in more players in this age group getting
to play a lot of football.
One of the goals of the Gene Raffield
League is to prepare our young men for
the time they will become Port St. Joe High
School Tiger Sharks. To help in this endeav-
or, starting with the Jaguars and on through
the Bucs and middle school, we will run the
same offense as the High School.
Registration for the Dolphins and Jag-
uars will be Saturday, August 22, and Satur-
day, August 29, at the fire station on Williams
Ave from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. Please bring a
fee of $50, evidence of health insurance and
a copy of applicant's birth certificate. It will
be necessary for each player to have a physi-
cal exam prior to playing. We would suggest
that you get this done prior to registration
so that you can bring a doctor's release with
you. Equipment distribution will be done
immediately following registration so the
player must be present. Buccaneers will
register with Coach Browning at the middle
school at a time he will designate.
If you have any questions whatsoever
about the program please contact Mal Par-
rish at 227-9540 or Dona Sander at 229-8985.


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visitors inside the gift
shop, one of two restored
lighthouse keepers' quar-
ters.
"Where ya'll from?"
Mount-Douds asked a
group of 11 as they pe-
rused the gift shop's of-
ferings.
"Chicago, Illinois," was
the answer, but Mount-
Douds probed deeper.
"Your voice tells me
you're from somewhere
else," she said, and was
delighted to learn that the
group hailed from Poland.
Mount-Douds recorded
this bit of trivia in her spiral
notebook, which revealed
recent visitors from Texas,
Georgia, Indiana, Ken-
tucky, Alabama, Georgia
and even Sweden.
When the Polish Chica-
goans paid their $5 to climb
the tower, Mount-Douds
radioed her son, Frank
Perry.
Stationed in a rocking
chair on the porch of the
keeper's quarters next
door, Perry collects tickets
and keeps an eye on the
tower.
Volunteer Bob Sperling
suggested the walkie-talk-
ies after leading tours last
summer.
The gadgets allow
Mount-Douds and her son
to keep up with paying
customers and report on
storms gathering in the
horizon.
When there's .lighten-
ing, all tours of the tower
cease.
As the sky darkened
over the beach last Friday,
Mount-Douds buzzed Per-
ry with a weather report.
"This happens and it
blows right over and 30
minutes we're open again,"
said Mount-Douds, adding,
"When the lightning starts,
we really have to watch it."
Mount-Douds has en-
joyed her work in the gift
shop, which occasionally
doubles as an office when
an historical society or ge-


Top,Llighthouse employee Beverly Mount-Douds
scans her notebook for a count of last month's
visitors. In July, over 2,000 people'visited the gift
shop and 518 climbed the tower. Left, Dublin, Ga.
resident Holly Brantley took sons Ben and Jake for a
tour of the lighthouse grounds last Friday. Right, The
restored Sleeping Beauty gift shop sells a variety of
lighthouse memorabilia, including postcards, T-shirts,
books and charms.


nealogy project requires
her attention.
She likes meeting new
people, especially the
young adventurers who
make the long climb to the
lighthouse's uppermost
deck.
"I love to see a kid's face
when they come off that
tower," said Mount-Douds.
"Then they've just got to
have that magnet."
Mount-Douds points to


a magnet featuring an im-
age of the Cape San Blas
lighthouse with the slogan,
"I climbed 131 steps into
history."
The magnets, .like the
lighthouse T-shirts, note
cards, charms and other
memorabilia, are going
quickly. Mount-Douds
makes a mental note to or-
der more.
It's busy at the light-
house.


People

Natural gas supplies vitally need-
ed energy to thousands of homes,
businesses and industries in Flor-
ida. Energy, whether it be in the
form of gas, electricity, oil, water,
etc., when uncontrolled can be
dangerous. Even though a record
of safe operations has been estab-
lished over the years by the regu-
lated gas industry, knowledge of
the information contained in this
ad can assist you in recognizing
a potentially hazardous condi-
tion and take appropriate action to
safeguard life and property.

Why & Where?
Natural gas is cleaner and cheaper
than other forms of energy avail-
able for your home or business.
Because many people use Natural
Gas it is likely that you have a gas
line on or near your property if you
live in our service area. We have
2 types of lines that are both lo-
cated underground. Main, lines are
located on the side of most roads
and their purpose is to deliver the
gas that is needed for a particu-
lar area. Service lines which are
much smaller in size are located
on customer property and are used
to feed gas to the customer from
the main.


, Natural Gas & Safety


Digging?
If you are planning to install a
pool, fence or any other construc-
tion that requires digging on your
property the law requires that you
call Sunshine State One Call at
811 before digging. This will en-
sure that all underground utilities
have been located. Check with
your contractor before excavation
because, as a home owner, you
may be responsible for making
that call.

What Should You Know
About Gas Odor?
Natural gas doesn't normally have
an odor. A substance is added by
your gas company to give natural
gas a "rotten-egg" smell should it
escape. Become familiar with the
smell. Should you detect this odor,
it does not positively tell you that
there is a gas leak; but this is suf-
ficient reason for you to call your
gas company -and have them in-
vestigate.

What Can You Do To Reduce
The Possibility Of An Acci-
dent?
First keep the emergency phone
number of your gas company
handy. A good place to write this


number is in the front of your
phonebook along with other emer-
gency telephone numbers such as
fire, police, etc. Qther things which
should be done to improve safety
as well as conserve energy are:
1. Teach children that they
are not to play with any appliances
in the home.
2. Clean the burners and
have them checked for proper ad-
justment periodically.
3.. Repairs, installations
and removal of appliances are jobs
for qualified persons. Use only
qualified people to do this work.
4. If lighting of an appli-
ance is required, ALWAYS light
match and hold at ignition point of
burner before you turn on the gas.
5. Follow the manufactur-
er's instructions for operation and
care of gas appliances.
6. Never take a chance. If
you think you smell gas, call your
gas company.

What Should Be Done If The
Smell Of Gas Is Believed To Be
Present?
There are many possible condi-
tions which could be encountered,
thus it isn't possible to give specif-
ic instructions for every situation;


The following examples provide
general instructions which should
assist:
1. If a slight odor is detect-
ed in a localized area or room of
a building - do not use a match or
other flame in the area; call the gas
company immediately.
2. If a strong odor is de-
tected in a building or other con-
fined space- do not operate, elec-
trical switches, light matches or
use an open flame; however, do
open windows and doors to ven-
tilate the area (caution: don't turn
on exhaust fans) leave the build-
ing and call the gas company.
3. If a strong odor is de-
tected in a building and/or a hiss-
ing sound is heard-do not oper-
ate electrical switches, lights or
other devices; do evacuate the
building leaving exit doors open
on your way out, warn persons to
stay clear of the building and call
the fire department and gas com-
pany immediately from another
location.
4. If the odor of gas is de-
tected outside (in the yard, at the
sidewalk, etc.)-immediately call
the gas company.


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Thursday, August 13, 2009


COMMUNITY


www. starf1.com


Culinary scholarship aids budding chef


By Despina Williams
Star Staff Writer
In his second year of study in
Gulf Coast Community College's
culinary management program,
Lee Pack has already mastered
a few techniques.
He's learned how to sharpen
his knives, be a hospitable host
and slice a side of beef into the
choicest cuts.
And as the 19-year-old ex-
panded his culinary repertoire,
he paid not a dime in tuition.
For the second year in a row,
Pack has earned the "A Taste of
the Coast" culinary arts scholar-
ship.
Packreceived a $2,000 award,
which covers most of his tuition,
books and fees for the school
year.
"It's very helpful," said Pack
of the scholarship money.
'"A Taste of the Coast," held
each spring in Port St. Joe, com-
bines the best of local art and
food, with proceeds benefiting
art and culinary scholarships for
Gulf County graduates.
Nathan Grimes, of Wewahi-
tchka, and Laura Seay, of Port
St. Joe, also received $1,000 art
scholarships to continue their
studies at Florida State Univer-


.


DESPINA WILLIAMS j The Star
"A Taste of the Coast" co-founder Patti Blaylock (left)
presents Lee Pack with a $2,000 culinary arts scholarship.


sity.
Pack, a 2008 Port St. Joe High
School graduate, has worked in
several area restaurants since
high school, including Sharon's
Caf6, Fish House, School of Fish,
and most recently, at Provisions,
where he is a cook
Sunset Coastal Grill owner
Patti Blaylock, who co-founded
'"A Taste of the Coast" with pal
Dana Boyer, said Pack was a
natural choice to receive the


scholarship.
"I like that we can offer it,
and I really like that it's some-
body I've seen that works in the
industry here," she said.
Pack commutes to school
from his Overstreet home, and
has taken several academic
courses locally at the Gulf Coast
Community College Gulf/Frank-
lin Center.
Never one to shy away from
hard work, Pack said he appre-


ciates his culinary professors
for pushing him to become a
better chef.
"I like how the chefs are
tough on you. They make you
actually work, make you use
your brain," he said.
Pack, who enjoys baking
cakes and cookies, looks forward
to an upcoming baking course
and working in Gulf Coast's
teaching restaurant.
At the restaurant, located on
,campus near the college radio
station, Pack will spend a semes-
ter working both in the kitchen
and the front of the house.
As he continues to learn new
tricks of the trade, Pack shares
his skills with the man who in-
spired him to become a chef,
dad Eddie Pack
"He's always been a good
cook," said Pack of his proud fa-
ther. "He asks me about stuff all
the time."
In addition to funding three
art and culinary scholarships
this year, additional proceeds
from "A Taste of the Coast" ben-
efitted an endowment fund, now
at $22,000.
For more information on
"A Taste of the Coast" scholar-
ships, visit the event Web site,
www.atasteofthecoast.com.


PHOTOS SPECIAL TO THE STAR
PFC Donald Wayne Vincent died
on July 25 in Afghanistan at age
26.


Funeral


honors son of


PSJ's former


city manager

*By Despina Williams
Star Staff'Writer

Approximately 400 ME I |
well-wishers gath-
ered in a Gainesville
church on Tuesday
to bid farewell to the
son of Port St. Joe's
former city manager,
Lee Vincent
PFC Donald
. Wayne" Vincent, a VINCENT
26-year-old Marine,
died July 25 from injuries sustained
in battle in Afghanistan's Helmand
province.
His flag-draped coffin arrived at
the Naval Air Station in Jacksonville
on August 3.
A long procession of family mem-
bers, friends, and dozens of law en-
forcement officials conveyed the
body to Gainesville, where Vincent
lived most of his life.
Thousands of well-wishers,
including numerous veterans
groups, lined the streets to .honor
the fallen Marine, Gainesville's first
casualty in Afghanistan.
During Tuesday's funeral at
Westside Memorial Baptist Church,
Vincent was remembered as a brave
soldier and fine young man.
A 2001 graduate of Gainesville
High School, Vincent joined the Ma-
rine Corps in 2008 and graduated
from boot camp at Parris Island,
SC.
After being stationed at Camp
Lejeune, NC, Vincent was deployed
to Afghanistan on May 19 as an as-
saultman assigned to Fox Company,
2nd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment,
Regimental Combat Team, 2nd Ma-
rine Expeditionary Brigade.
Vincent died while carrying a
small ring in his pocket given to him
by his father to remind him of his
Christian faith.
Following the funeral, he was
laid to rest at Forest Meadows Cem-
etery-Central in Gainesville.
. Lee Vincent, Port St. Joe's first
city manager, retired on Jan. 31,
2008, just shy of his third year in of-
fice.
* Vincent and his wife. Betty Sue,
have three other children, Rodney
Vincent, Jeffrey Vincent and Julia
Havener Doyle.


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Society


Thursday, August 13, 2009


Visual Arts Center calls for contest entries


.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 Competi-
tion and Exhibition.
This is a national exhibition,
open to anyone residing in the
United States, both professional
and amateur. The deadline for en-
tries is Aug. 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 Photog-
raphy 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 photog-
rapher, no more than four years
old, and not previously exhibited
at the Visual Arts Center of North-
west Florida.


There are three age divisions:
adults (18 and up) and youth (13-17
and 12 and under). The adult divi-
sion has six categories: General,
Nature, Special Effects, Animals,
Architecture and People.
Each category will have a cat-
egory winner and an honorable
mention, and there will be seven
overall 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
winners will receive a ribbon. The
youth division winners will receive
merchandise awards.
This will be the 21st year of this
venerable local show. It has been
described as Bay County's photo
album.
"It is always a delight to see so


much local talent every year," said
Joan Burnett, a local artist and
member of The Visual Arts Center
and Panama City Artists.
For a complete prospectus of
the show and submission guide-
lines, visit The Visual Arts Cen-
ter's Web site, www.vac.org.cn, or
call 850-769-4451 for more informa-
tion. The Visual Arts Center is a
nonprofit museum with a 20-year
history in Panama City.


Births & BIRTHDAY


Bernard Simmons III born


Bernard Franklin
Simmons III was joyously
welcomed into this world
Wednesday, June 10, 2009,
at 7:02 a.m. in Tallahassee,
weighing 8 lbs. and 1 oz.
and measuring 21/2 inches.
I "Bo" is a blessing
to his father, Bernard,
his mother, Nina, his
grandparents, Elinor


Mount-Simmons, of
Apalachicola, Bernard
Simmons, of St. Marys,
Ga., and John David and
Tammy Newgarden,
of Mexico Beach, and
his aunts, Brittney and
Deanna Simmons, of
Apalachicola, and Ashley
Freiesleban, of San
Antonio, Texas.


His paternal great-.
grandparents are Sarah
Mount and the late Albert
Mount, of Panama City,
and Dorothy Simmons
and the late James
Simmons, of Apalachicola.
His maternal great-
grandparents are James
and Virginia Matthews, of
Fort Walton Beach.


Happy Birthday Clinton!


Clinton celebrated his sixth birthday
with family and friends at St. Joe Country
Club Saturday with a pool party.

We loire you,
Mom, PaPa Clint, Jessi, Grandma


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Sue, PaPa Skip, Nana, PaPa Marty,
Grandma Skipper, Aunt Faye, Aunt
Kane, Uncle Kenny, Uncle Mark, Aunt
Tam, Shawn, Kyla, Randall and Grace,
Aunt Debra and family, PaPa Moore
and Mrs. Virginia.


THANKS
Dear Community:
YoT are such
a kind and caring
community. Thanks
to each one of you
who have prayed,
called, and visited
with me and John
during my surgery
and hospital stay.
May the Lord bless
each of you.
God Bless,
Myrtice Young
and family


The following tours will be offered to
seniors in the coming months.
* Meandering the Central West, Okla-
homa City National Memorial, Hoover
Dam, Las Vegas, Grand Canyon by train,
El Paso, San Antonio, the Alamo and the
River Walk. Oct. 16-25.


* Nashville, including the New York
City Rockettes Christmas Spectacular
Show, Little Opry Dinner Theater, Holi-
day Arts and Craft Show, Opryland Hotel,
Christmas Ice Sculpture Show. Dec. 18-20.
For more information, call Merita Stan-
ley at 850-594-9980.


Emerald Coast Hospice seeks volunteers


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Gracie Mae and
Caralyn Marie
"Special Delivery!"
called the stork
As up and away she
flew ...
For suddenly into our
lives had come
Not one precious
bundle - but two!
June 18, 2009
Gracie Mae Caralyn Marie
6 lbs. 2 oz. 6 lbs. 12 oz.
18 1/2 inches 18 3/4 inches
These little miracles
are welcomed by
parents Rusty and
Meredith Ward and big
,brother Hunter Ward!
The proud grandparents
include Carolyn and Bill
Barbour of Fairhope,
Ala.; Melvin and Wanda
� Ward; and Jim and
Lorie McNeill, all from
Port St. Joe. Our special
girls also have plenty
of aunts, uncles and
cousins who love them
very much!



Sam has
arrived
Sara and
Kyle Erickson
are proud to
announce the
birth of their
son, Samuel
Frederick
Erickson, on
July 30. He
was 8 pounds,
2 ounces and
was 20 inches
long.
The proud
grandparents
are Bill
and Diane
Gillespie
. .of St. Joe
Beach, Fred
and Paula
Erickson of
Overstreet
and Susan
Palma of
Minnesota.








Senior group tours planned






Thursday, August 13, 2009


Local


The Star I B3


Chinch bugs a major pest in St. Augustine grass


The Southern .
chinch bug is an insect f
pest of St. Augustine
grass lawns and turf
throughout the Southerni
United States. This tiny r"
pest, rarely measuring
over 6 millimeters in ...
length, causes millions RO'
of dollars in damage per CA
year as homeowners County
seek to control chinch dir
bug outbreak by
applying insecticides and
replacing damaged grass. For
this reason, much research has
focused on the development of
a more economic and effective
mode of control, although -_
pesticide application remains
the most popular method today.
The chinch bug belongs to a
group of insects we call "true
bugs," along with plant bugs
and stink bugs they have that
characteristic "buggy" odor
if crushed. Chinch bugs start
the size of a pinhead when first
hatched (reddish in color with
white strip) and grow to a 1/5-


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extension
sector


inch adult (black with
white or silvery wings).
They feed on the
grass by sucking juices,
which leads to a yellow
and then brown color
as grass dies. Most
rapid loss occurs when
temperatures are high
and grass is dry. Areas
near-the edges of walks
and drives are often the
first to be affected.


How to detect them: Chinch
bugs can be seen with the
unaided eye. To spot them, part
the grasses at the edge of a
yellowing spot and watch a few
minutes. Repeat this several
times. If there, they will be
seen scurrying about. Another
technique is to cut the two
ends from a coffee can, push
it into the soil, and then slowly
fill it with water. If present,
chinch bugs will swim to the
surface. An easier method is
to mix two tablespoons of any
dishwashing soap to 2 gallons
of water (without making suds)


and pouring this over a 2-foot-
squara' area that is yellowing.
Wait a few minutes, and if
chinch bugs are present, they'll
come up. Always check at the
edge of where yellow turns to
green. Checking in dead areas
will give poor results.
Non-chemical controls:
Studies have revealed that the
frequent application of liquid
or quick-release fertilizers
encourages chinch bugs. Going
to two fertilizer applications per
year (March and August) and
using a 16-4-8, 15-0-15 or.10-10- '
10 (minimum 30 percent slow-
release nitrogen) have been
shown to reduce the incidence of
chinch bugs. Many homeowners,
using low fertilizer levels, report
going years without having
chinch bugs.
It has also been shown that
prolonged periods of moisture
stress encourage chinch bugs.
Keeping the lawn watered
(not overwatered) makes a
difference in their activity.
Remember that mowing high


with a sharp blade conserves
water and helps to prevent
drought stress as well.
Thickly thatched lawns
- ones where old dead runners
were never removed before
grass was allowed to grow
back - tend to harbor chinch
bugs. Such lawns may need
detaching. There are special
machines that can be rented to
do this.
Chemical options: When it
is determined chinch bugs are
present and causing damage,
a pesticide should be applied.
Products containing malathion,.
sevin, orthene, perme thrin
and talstar are suggested for
homeowner use.
To apply a product properly,
read the pesticide label. If
liquids are used, they can
be applied with a hose-end
attachment. To make sure that
the proper amount is used, do
a test run with only water in
the jar, and see how far that
amount covers at the walking
speed you will be using. That


will determine howfast or slow
you will need to walk to put out
a certain amount of gallons for
a particular square footage. It's
easiest to divide the lawn into
1,000-square-foot areas and
treat one section at time, but
unnecessary to treat the whole
lawn. Only treat those sections
that are infested. This reduces .
the damage to beneficial insects
that might b.e present who feed
on chinch bugs (ex: big-eyed
bug and earwig). A follow-up
spray is often warranted.
As an alternative, granular
formulations may be used
and put on with a spreader.
They should be watered in
lightly with about 1/8 inch of
water right after application.
Keep monitoring to make sure
control has been achieved.
For more information on
chinch bug control, please
contact your local Cooperative
Extension Office or Local
Garden Center or visit our
Web site at http://gulfifas.ufl.
edu.


Turtle nesting season under way Exotic Bird Fair
and Festival planned


Nesting season for three species
of endangered sea turtles is well un-
der way on the sandy beaches along ,
Florida's Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico
shores.
Eggs from threatened logger-
head, endangered green and endan- . .. '-
gered teatherback sea turtles have "
been incubating in the warm sand
for 45 days or more. Soon baby sea .
turtles, or hatchlings, will begin their ,:" ' . '
journey up through the sand, across '-'"; '
the beach, into the waves and across *.
miles of open.water out to the weed - .
lines. There they will feed and grow, 4 Loggerhead hatchling
and many loggerheads will return to
Florida's coastal waters as juvenile zon over the open ocear
and subadults to feed. across the dark nightti
Female sea turtles often return Beachfront lights,
to nest on the same sandy beaches lights and lanterns c
where they hatched, can confuse them, ca
Florida's beachfront residents and sea turtles to leave wi
visitors can help those hatchlings and adults and hatchlil
make it safely to the sea, according to trapped on the beach.
the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conser- es beach residents ai
vation Commission (FWC). keep the beaches dark
"By following a few simple guide- beachfront lighting.
lines, residents and visitors can: en- Turn off lights that a
sure those hatchlings will reach the for human safety, an(
water safely and ensure the cycle will lights directly where ti
continue far into the future," said Dr. ed, limiting the amoun
Robbin Trindell of the FWC's Imper- or trespass onto the n
iled Species Management Program. Shield light sources a
"Both nesting females and hatchlings private 'bulbs such as
have evolved to find the bright hori-, LEDs or bug bulbs. Th(


1 as they move
me beach."
bright flash-
on the beach
using female
thout nesting,
ngs to become
The FWC urg-
ad visitors to
by managing

re not needed
i focus other
hey are need-
it of light spill
testing beach.
nd use appro-
red or amber
ese bulbs emit


a long-wavelength light that is less
likely to confuse or disorient adult or
hatchling sea turtles on the beach.
If you must use a flashlight on the
beach, keep the beam focused on the
ground in front of you. Do not point it
down the beach or toward the water.
As part of a grant from the National
Fish and Wildlife Foundation, the FWC
is offering a Shield Loan program for
property owners' in Brevard, Indian
River, St. Lucie, Martin, Palm Beach,
Sarasota, Charlotte, Lee and Collier
counties. In addition to the shield offer,
a limited number of amber LED bulbs
are available for beachfront property
owners who agree to manage their
lights to minimize light trespass onto
adjacent sea turtle nesting beaches in
those counties.
To find out more about this pro-
gram and to see if you qualify to re-
ceive shields or LED bulbs free of
charge, contact Chris Milne at 561-
575-5408. Information on the FWC
Shield Loan Program also is avail-
able at http://myfwc.com/seaturtle.
If you see eggs, an exposed nest,
hatchling sea turtles, or an injured or
dead turtle on the beach, please con-
tact the FWC at 888-404-FWCC (404-
3922). Do not handle or collect eggs
or remove hatchlings from the beach.
All such activities with sea turtles re-
quire a special permit from the FWC.


Mullet Festival set for Oct. 3 Homebuyer


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, cock-
atoos, 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
experience includes spe-
cial raffles, balloons and
face painting for the kids.


On Saturday . and Sunday,
educational programs will
give new pet owners tips on
appropriate bird behavior
health, training tricks and
proper techniques of care
from an avian vet and a
professional parrot trainer
from ZooWorld. You will see
baby birds being fed and
meet local artists with bird-
related jewelry, pottery and.
cards.
Enjoy mouthwatering
foods, hot dogs and snacks.:
Admission is $5; children"
10 and younger get in free.
A two-day admission is $8.
Parking is free.
Vendors and visitors'
are coming to Tallahas-
see from as far away as,
'Missouri, Mississippi,:
Alabama, North Carolina,'
Georgia and Florida. Make,
new friends and relax with,
some of nature's most;
beautiful and wonderful"
winged creatures!
For more information,'
visit www.bigbendbirdclub.'
com or contact Jill de Bed-:
out, president, at The Big:
Bend Bird Club Inc., PO.,
Box 16453, Tallahassee, FL,
32317-6453 or jillsbirdz@1
yahoo.com.


Mighty-Mullet Maritime
Festival to feature cook-off
The Fourth Annual Mighty Mullet
-Maritime Festival is coming up on Sat-
urday, Oct. 3, and it's not to be missed!
The cook-off will feature. innovative
mullet dishes and offer prize money of
$150, $100 and $50. These prizes can be
won by creative nonprofessionals, 'so
dig out your favorite recipes and start
rattling those pots and pans!
The all-day festival will begin at 10
a.m. at Panacea's Wooley Park, just off
Coastal Highway 98 on Dickerson Bay.
Parking is free, and admission is only
$3 per person and free for children 12
and younger.
Folks can learn how to prepare.
fresh Florida seafood from Florida's
State Chef, Justin Timinari, who will
demonstrate his winning techniques.
Atlanta food and wine columnist Doc
Lawrence will provide guidance on the
perfect wine pairing.
Another main attraction is the hi-
larious Fishy Fashion show, whose
artistic creator, Joan Matey, fashions
"found beach objects" into wearable
art for local celebs who strut their stuff
along the festival's runway.


This action-packed day has it all:
maritime history re-enactors, displays
and presentations, arts and crafts ven-
dors, toe-tapping live music, the crown-
ing of a festival king and queen, and (for
children) toy boat building, white boot
races, live sea encounters, rides and
much more. Kayaks will be available to
glide along the marshes, and be sure to
come hungry, because mullet and all
the rest of our great local seafood will
be served up by some of the best Big
Bend restaurants and food vendors.
Bill Lowrie, festival director, said
the event "is being planned as a day for
the entire family to celebrate our Big
Bend heritage with food, music arid
maritime activities."
Proceeds from the Festival will ben-'
efit the Big Bend Maritime Center, a'
living museum to be situated next to
Woolley Park to preserve and honor
the maritime heritage of the Big Bend,
from Cedar Key to Apalachicola. Na-
tional, state and local dignitaries will
be on hand to dedicate the site officially
during the festival.
For more information and for spon-
sorship, vendor and cook-off rules and
registration forms, visit www.mighty
mullet.com or call Bill.Lowrie at 850-
984-0662.


Extension to host Equine Management School


The Gulf County Ex-
tension Service will be
hosting the Northwest
Florida Equine Man-
agement School at the
Gulf County Extension
Service Office in Wewa-
hitchka. This event will
be held via Polycom (Ini-
ternet video). This event
will be broadcast live in
12 locations in Florida
and three in Alabama.
Topics covered will
be: health - signs of a
healthy horse and pre-
ventive health care, ba-
sic nutrition - forage


that works well in horse
pastures and nutrition
requirements, pasture
weed control - poison-
ous weed I.D. and weed
control in pastures and
safety for horses, and
facilities and safety
- equine emergencies
and first aid, and fencing
and layout of barns. In-
structors are University
of Florida Specialist and
Agents, and Veterinar-
ians.
Classes will be held
from 6-8 p.m. CT (7-9
p.m. ET) on Sept. 14 and


28 and Oct. 12 and 26.
The registration fee
for the course is $40 per
farm (one set of refer-
ence books) and $10 for
each additional person.
Included with the regis-
tration are a. notebook
with UF/IFAS fact sheets
and presentation hand-
outs pertaining to each
session.
The registration dead-
line is Wednesday, Sept.
2. For more information,
call the Gulf County Ex-
tension Service at 850-
639-3200 or 850-229-2909.


program


accepting


applications

The Gulf County Board of
County Commissioners through
'the Gulf County CDC and the Sate
Housing, Initiatives Partnership
Program will be accepting appli-
cations for the Florida Homebuy-
er Opportunity Program starting
Sept. 14.
The FHQP Program will pro-
vide down payment assistance
loans to those who are eligible for
the IRS Homebuyer Tax Credit,
part of the federal government's
massive stimulus package, the
American Recovery and Rein-
vestment Act of 2009.
. The down payment assistance
loans will be in the amount of
$8,000 or 10 percent of the prop-
erty's purchase price, whichever
is less.
To receive the down payment
assistance loan, the buyer must
close on a property by the end of
November. Buyers who receive
a down payment assistance loan
must file for the tax credit on their
federal tax return next year and
then repay the Gulf County Board
of County Commissioners.
To qualify, you must be a first-
time homebuyer or not have
owned a home for at least the past
three years; as an individual, you
must earn $75,000 or less a year,
and couples must earn $150,000
or less.
For more information, please
call Erika White at 229-5399 or
come by the office at 401 Peters
St., Port St. Joe, FL 32456. As-
sistance through this program is
based on the availability of funds.


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Meet HARLEY- a gorgeous 1 1/2 yo male yellow lab mix
with an outstanding temperament! Harley is also calm and
obedient and easy to train. Harley is one of the candidates
being trained in the DAWGS in prison program and will
graduate in early Sept. Graduates of the program are crate
trained, house trained, walk well on a leash, and know
many commands like sit, stay, come, and down. Harley has
fast became one of the favorites there- with his outgoing
personality, he never meets a stranger!
If you are interested in adopting Harley, contact the St.
Joseph Bay Humane Society at 227-1103 and ask for
Melody. You may also more information at our website:
DAWGSinprison .com.
SHOP FAITH'S THRIFT HUT! Thurs. - Sat. from 10am
- 4pm. 1007 Tenth St.. in Port St. Joe.
CLEANERS * .POLISHES &
SDan & Nancy
Ostman
Jax Wax Distribution LLC
Cell: 850.832.1560
P.O. Box 13331

AccIssomREs * AnmI).s Mexico Beach, FL 32410






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


Thursday. August 13, 2009


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COMFORTER
FUNERAL HOME
W. P. "Rocky" Comforter
L.F.D.
(850) 227-1818


SOUTHERLAND FAMILY
FUNERAL HOME
507 10th Street� Port St. Joe
(850) 229-8111


www. starf 1. com


Religion vs. Salvation


Tons of religion won't
save your soul,


Admit to God that
you're a sinner.


But an ounce of Jesus Believe that Jesus
can make you whole, died for you.


Salvation is a gift my
friend, not something
earned or won.
God freely gives
eternal life to all who
trust His Son.


Call on Him to save
your soul,
And this my friend,
He'll surely do.

Billy Johnson


The annual Women's
Day celebration of New
Bethel African Methodist
Episcopal Church will con-
vene Sunday, Aug. 16.
The 4 p.m. ET service
will feature the Rev. Lula
Williams of Panama City.
Chairperson Mrs. Lula
Wilson, along with Pastor
Jerome Goodman, invites


the community to this
service of fellowship and
praise to our Heavenly Fa-
ther.
The church is located on
the corner of Avenue C and
U.S. Highway 98.
Your attendance would
be a blessing to all, and
therefore we look forward
to seeing you there.


At the beginning of the Ten
Commandments (Exodus 20:2-6),
we read, "I am the LORD your God,
who brought you out of the land of
Egypt, out of the house of bondage.
You shall have no other gods before
Me. You shall not make for yourself
a carved image - any likeness of
anything that is in heaven above, or
that is in the earth beneath, or that
is in the water under the earth; you
shall not bow down to them nor
serve them. For 1, the LORD your
God, am a jealous God, visiting
the iniquity of the fathers upon the
children to the third and fourth
generations of those who hate Me,
but showing mercy to thousands,
to those who love Me and keep My
commandments."
Are there people in the world
today who have "other gods"?
Absolutely! I have met many.
Haven't you ever heard someone
talk about "their god" and what he
would or wouldn't do? Many have
told me about their god - a god
who doesn't punish people or judge
people. Their god lets them live
any way they want to live, with no
regard for those that may be hurt
by the things that they are doing.
They have told me that their god is
a god of love.
Of course God is a God of love,
but when you fail to look at all of
His personality, you are making up
a god of your own, a make-believe


god, not the real God described in
the Scriptures. God is good, but if
He didn't judge sin, He wouldn't be
good. Typically, make-believe gods
are more like genies, jumping up
out of a bottle to serve people and
quickly meet their selfish desires.
Have you heard about the various
"idol" programs on TV? Yes,
idolatry is alive and well on planet
earth!
Everyone has a god that they
believe in. For the atheist, their god
is themselves. Haven't you ever
heard someone teach that people
should believe in themselves?
For many, god is a make-believe
god that they have made up ih
their minds. These are usually too
busy seeking pleasure to attend
a service and listen to a message
about the real God. They forget,
that as our Creator, God has a right
to make the rules.
Others worship the devil, or
Satan, the god of material things
- the one who promises all sorts
of things and seldom delivers. He
laughs at those who are foolish
enough to believe in him.
Some of us believe in the one
true God - the God of Abraham,
Isaac and Jacob - the one who
came to earth in the form of Jesus
to redeem us from our sins. We
take pleasure in serving Him,
worshiping Him, loving Him and
loving our neighbors as ourselves.


What about you? Who do you
believe in? Who are you serving
today? Are you serving God or
Satan or yourself?
Questions or comments? Send
us an e-mail to the address below.
At the Mexico Beach Christian
Worship Center, we don't believe
in a make-believe god. We teach
about the real God - the God
of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob,
and the one who wrote the Ten
Commandments. And we teach
about the One who came to earth
in the form of Jesus and said
that you must be born again from
above. We want to meet you in
paradise. At the MBCWC, we don't
pass an offering plate or plead for
money or twist your arm to join.
Plan to check us out this Sunday.
Our services begin with a time
of greeting and fellowship at 9:30
a.m. CT. Worship begins at 9:45
a.m. ,Come early so you can meet
and fellowship with us, and enjoy
the praise and worship music led
by TJ. We meet and worship at the
Mexico Beach Civic Center, 105 N.
31st St., behind Parker Realty and
the Beach Walk gift shop, just off
U.S. Highway 98 in Mexico Beach.

God Bless,
Pastor Tim Morrill
Mexico Beach Christian Worship Center
timl@iesusanswers.com
http://www.mexicobeachwc.com


St. Peter's Anglican Church . Special service to honor Jacque Price
(Traditional Episcopal Service 1928 BCP)
On Sunday, Aug. 16, dow installed in the Fellow- Gulf County. Jacque's immediate
Morning Prayer & Holy Conummion the Presbyterian Church ship Hall of the church as a She was a longtime ac- family, as well as her church
Sunday ...............8:00 a.n of Port St. Joe will hold a lasting loving memorial to tive member of the Pres- family, look forward to see-
- * special service in honor of their mother, byterian Church of Port ing you at the dedication
The Rev. David Mans, Priest Jacque Price. Jacque, who passed St. Joe and a teacher and service at 3 p.m. Sunday at
Services being held at the United Pentecostal Church Jacque's children and away April 26, 2008, was assistant principal at Port the Presbyterian Church,
309 6th Street Port St Joe., FL their families invite every- a well-known personality St. Joe High School, and 508 16th St., Port St. Joe.
"An Unchanging Faith In A Changing World" one to the dedication of a with many friends in the was known to young and Refreshments will be
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Jesus is Lord and He is waiting
FOR YOU AT:
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_ 382 Ling Street - Highland View
Port St. Joe, Florida 32456
(850)227-1306
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
M' morning Worship 11:00 a.m.
Evening Service 7:00 p.m.
Discipleship Training 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer 7:00 p.m.


"Our Church can be your home"

first Church of the Nazarene
2420 Long Avenue * Port St. Joe, florida 32456
(850) 229-9596

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


Sunday Evening Worship .... 6.......6 p.m.
Wednesday Evening Service .... 7 p.m.


taithBible
I C H U RC H
Michael Rogers - Pastor
9:45 AM ................... ...................... Sunday School
10:30 AM ................................. Fellowship Breakfast
11:00 AM .... ..................... ................. W orship
6:00 PM ....................................... ............... W orship
www.faithbiblepsj.net
801 20th Street * Port St. Joe * 229-6707 I
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508 Sixteenth Street
Port St. Joe, Florida 32456


850-227-1756

m Rev. Ruth Hemple
S Worship Service 10:00 AM
Sunday School 11:00 AM


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

1601 Lon Avenue Port St. Joe, FL * For More
Information Call 229-8691




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111 North 22nd Street * Mexico Beach, FL 32410
Sunday Worship Services:
8:30 a.m. Traditional Worship
9:45 a.m CST Bible Study
11:00 a.m. Contemporary Worship
Open Hearts. Open minds. Open doors.
Ike people of Mexico leach laied Methodist fCirch
NNsin i POiai,
Rev. Ted Lovelace, Pastor ' Church/Office: 648-8820


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


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


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Sunday
Sunday School 9:00 AM
Morning worship all ages 10:00 AM
Mid Week Bible Study 6:00 PM
Elective Adult Classes 6:00 PM
Children & Youth Ministry 6:00 PM
Nursery provided for all services


FIRST UNITED
METHODIST CHURCH
Constitution and Monument Port St. Joe


Sodaiy:
Contemporary Service 9:00 a.m. ET
Suday School: 10:00 a.m. ET
T7ditionalWorhip: 11:00 a.m. ET
Wednesday:
Youth: 5:30 p.m. ET
Choir: 7:00 p.m. ET


350) 227-1724
Rev. Mac Fudcher
Pastor
Ann Comforter Jeremy Dixon
Msic Diraotr Youh Minister
Debonrh Loyless
Ditecor ofChildrns Ministiea


SFirst Baptist Church
102 THIRD STREET * PORT ST. JOE
Jerome Barnes, Interim Pastor
Srn"a t a Buddy Caswell, Minister of Music & Education
' o - Bobby Alexander, Minister to Students
New Service Schedule for First Baptist Church
Sunday Wednesday
Contemporary Service ........8:30 am Children's Choir..............6:00 pm
Sunday School .................9:40 am Prayer Meeting................6:30 pm
Traditional Service............11:00 am Children's Ministry
Youth Groups.................. 5:30 pm Activities ..................... 6:30 pm
Youth Ministry Activities... 6:30 pm

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


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The Christian CONSCIENCE


Make-believe gods


Annual Women's Day


planned at AME Church


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


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Thursday, August 13, 2009


School News


The Star I B5


GCCC fall registration and advising under way


PANAMA CITY - Fall 2009 registration is
continuing for new and returning students
at Gulf Coast Community College.
Early Registration: Ended Aug. 7
Registration: Aug. 13-25
Classes begin: Aug. 19
Drop/Add Period: Aug. 20-25
Students can register online at www.


gulfcoast.edu or visit one of the GCCC
campuses during the hours listed below:
Panama City Campus: Monday
through Thursday from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
CT; Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.; and
Friday, Aug. 21, from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Gulf/Franklin Campus: Monday
through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.


ET and Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Tyndall AFB Campus: Monday
through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
CT.
North Bay Center: Monday through
Thursday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
All registration fees for the 2009 fall se-
mester were to be paid on or before Aug. 7.


* Please note registration dates exclude
Saturday, Sundays and holidays.
For more information, call: 850-872-4892,
for the Panama City Campus, 850-227-9670
for the Gulf/Franklin Center, 850-283-4332
for the Tyndall Air Force Base Education
Office, or 850-747-3233 for the North Bay
Center.


Faith Christian accepting

new student applications


As the summer
winds down, the fac-
ulty and staff at Faith
Christian School are
making preparations
for your child. A fam-
ily atmosphere with
nurturing teachers
and a stimulating,
God-based curricu-
luni is the foundation
of Faith's educational
principles. If you would
like for your child to
experience academic
excellence through
godly instruction, FCS
is the place for you.
Faith Christian School
is taking applications
for new students. In-
teractive learning
will be a part of your
child's day, along with
Spanish classes for
all grades. Discovery
learning days are in-


3liou',5 Tale


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i Faith Christian School


corporate into the
academic year, and
technology classes en-
hance the elementary
program.
Open House for all
grades is Friday, Aug.
21, from 11 a.m. until
2 p.m. ET. Come by
to meet and greet the
teachers and get to
know other parents
and students.
Faith Christian has
a Web site, www.Faith
ChristianPSJ.net. We
urge you to take a few


minutes to browse
through our different
links. Communication
with teachers will be
available through this
site, as well as the lat-
est news.
Partial scholarship
opportunities for tu-
ition are available for
K5 through the eighth
grade. Contact the of-
fice at 229-6707 to en-
sure your child's spot.
Office hours are 9 a.m.
through 1 p.m. Mon-
day through Friday.


GCCC to host Stroke Conference


PANAMA CITY - On Aug.
22, Gulf Coast Community
College will host the 2009
Stroke Conference, spon-
sored by HealthSouth Em-
erald Coast Rehabilitation
Hospital.
This conference is in-
tended for all practicing
health care professionals
and students; with special
emphasis on physical ther-
apists, physical therapy
assistants, occupational
therapists, COTAs, SLPs,
rehabilitation technicians,
nursing assistants, social
workers, case managers
and nurses. The conference
is meant to raise aware-


ness and understanding of
the various types of stroke,
medical concerns, the re-
habilitation potential, be-
haviors and available tech-
nologies to assist in stroke
recovery, as well as re-en-
try of stroke survivors into
the community.
The program consists of
six lectures given through-
out -the day by different
health care professionals,
followed by an open forum
at 2:46 p.m. Pre-registra-
tion is required and can
be taken care of online at
http://www.healthsouth
panamacity.com/contact.
asp or via e-mail by con-


acting sharon.shepherd@
healthsouth.com. The cost
of lunch is included in the
$10 registration fee.
Continuing Education
Credits will be provided
to qualifying participants
by Gulf Coast Community
College and possibly by
the American Speech-Lan-
guage Hearing Association
(ASHA). In order to receive
credit, participants must at-
tend the entire conference.
For more information,
please contact Sharon
Shepherd at HealthSouth
Emerald Coast Rehabili-
tation Hospital at 850-914-
8632.


A NICAft# Toll Free: (888) 831-6754


Franklin County: (850) 670-5555


OG M OlLeon County: (850) 926-9602


Helping Hands Make The Difference



REQUEST FOR INFORMATION (RFI)

The Area Agency on Aging for North Florida, Inc. is seeking sources interested in
providing services to older adults under the federal Older Americans Act Title III-
B: supportive services, and III-C1 & III-C2: nutritional services in Bay, Calhoun,
Franklin, Gadsden, Gulf, Holmes, Jackson, Jefferson, Leon, Liberty, Madison,
Taylor, Wakulla and Washington Counties. Prospective sources must be established
and have current or previous experience in providing services to older adults.

This Request for Information (RFI) is a preliminary step to the release of a Request
for Proposals (RFP) package on or around September 4, 2009. Failure to respond
by the deadline specified below shall constitute a "not interested" response. A
response is required for each county in which an organization wishes to provide
services. The Area Agency on Aging for North Florida, Inc. does not intend to
award a contract on the basis of this request for information or otherwise pay for
the information solicited.

The Area Agency on Aging for North Florida, Inc. is also seeking sources interested
in achieving Lead Agency designation under the Community Care for the Elderly
Act (s.430.203(9) F.S.), in the aforementioned counties. Organizations interested in
providing services in a county under both the Community Care for the Elderly Act
and the Older Americans Act should provide a response for each county of interest
to the Area Agency on Aging indicating their dual interest. �

Deadline: Written responses to this RFI are due to the Area Agency on Aging for
North Florida, Inc. no later than 3:00 p.m., EST on August 21, 2009. Responses
should include the organization name, contact person's name, contact person's
email address, business address and phone number. Only written responses will
be accepted.

Contact: Area Agency on Aging for North Florida, Inc.
Attention: Lisa Bretz
2414 Mahan Drive
Tallahassee, Florida 32308
bretzl@elderaffairs.org


FSU PC offering master s


education classes at Chipola


PANAMA CITY - Florida
State University Panama
City is currently providing
classes to a cohort of stu-
dents at Chipola College
through a combination of
online and face-to-face in-
struction. The coursework
will lead to a Master of Sci-
ence degree in Elementary
Education with a focus in
one of the following ar-
eas: reading endorsement,
combination of elementary
education and exceptional
student education or math


and science.
Although the cohort be-
gan in the Summer 2009
semester, it is not too late
for students to join the co-
hort. Students may register
for the fall 2009 semester
as a "special student" in
order to begin the course-
work and then apply for
fully admitted student sta-
tus later in the semester.
Each semester, there will
be at least one online and
one face-to-face class of-
fered. Students entering


the program in the fall 2009
semester will have the op-
portunity to register for the
two classes already offered
in Summer 2009 during a
future semester term.
To register for classes
or for information about
the coursework, contact
Dr. Marion Fesmire, pro-
gram coordinator, by phone
at 850-770-2265 or e-mail
to mfesmire@pc.fsu.edu.
Classes for the fall 2009 se-
mester begin Monday, Aug.
24.


GCCC to offer advanced scuba classes


This fall, the Wellness
and Athletics Division of
Gulf Coast Community Col-
lege will be offering a new
advanced scuba course in
addition to the open-water
scuba course.
In order to become
certified, a student must
complete a minimum of six


open-water dives, includ-
ing three separate dives
for navigation, night or low-
visibility diving, and deep
diving (130 feet/40 meters
maximum depth). In addi-
tion, three different dives
will need to be completed
to be determined by the
trainer based on the specif-


ics of the diving location.
The advanced scuba
class starts Aug. 21. Stu-
dents can register in the
admissions office by select-
ing course PEN 2137, sec-
tion 2004.
For more information,
please call Carl Klein-
schmidt at 872-3832.


PUBLIC NOTICE

THE CODE ENFORCEMENT SPECIAL MASTER WILL
HOLD CODE ENFORCEMENT HEARINGS:


THURSDAY August 27,2009
7:00 p.m.
Commissioner's Chamber
Code Enforcement Violations


All persons are invited to attend. these hearings. Any person
who decides to appeal any decision made by the Special Master
with respect to any matter considered at said hearing will need
a record of the proceedings, and for such purpose may need
to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made,
which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which
the appeal is to be based. The Code Enforcement Special
Master of the City of Port St. Joe, Florida will not provide a
verbatim record of this meeting.

IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE AMERICANS WITH
DISABILITIES ACT, persons needing special accommodations
to participate in this proceedings should contact Jim Anderson,
Interim City Clerk, City of Port St. Joe, at City Hall, Telephone
No. 850-229-8261.

THE CITY OF POT ST. JOE
Jim Anderson
City Clerk



Request for Information (RFI)
The Area Agency on Aging for North Florida, Inc. is seeking sources interested in achieving
Community Care for the Elderly (CCE) Lead Agency designation in accordance with Section
430.203(9), Florida Statutes. Lead Agencies are designated to provide case management and
to coordinate various community-based services to eligible individuals within a specified
community care service area (CSA). For the purpose of this request for information (RFI), a
CSA is defined as a county. Counties include: Bay, Calhoun, Franklin, Gadsden, Gulf, Holmes,
Jackson, Jefferson, Leon, Liberty, Madison, Taylor, Wakulla, and Washington Counties.
Prospective sources must demonstrate the ability to work with individuals age 60 and older.
The intent of the CCE program is to assist functionally impaired elderly persons in living
dignified and reasonably independent lives in their own homes or in the homes of relatives
or caregivers through the development, expansion, reorganization, and coordination of various
community-based services. The Legislature intends that a continuum of care be established so
that functionally impaired elderly persons age 60 and older may be assured the least restrictive
environment suitable to their needs. The development of innovative approaches to program
management, staff training, and service delivery which have an impact on cost-avoidance, cost-
effectiveness, and program efficiency is encouraged.
This RFI is a preliminary step to the release of a Request for Proposal (RFP) package on or
around September 4, 2009. Failure to respond by the deadline specified below shall constitute
a "not interested" response.
Designated Lead Agencies, will also be responsible for program management of the Alzheimer's
Disease Initiative and Home Care for the Elderly Program, and must be an enrolled provider
in the Aged and Disabled Adult Waiver Program to provide case management and coordinate
services.
The Area Agency on Aging for North Florida, Inc. is also seeking sources interested in providing
services to older adults under the federal Older Americans Act Title Ill-B: supportive services,
and III-C 1 and III-C2: nutritional services in aforementioned CSAs, or counties. Organizations
interested in providing services in a CSA/county under both the Community Care for the Elderly
Act and Older Americans Act should provide a response for each CSA/county of interest to
the Area Agency on Aging indicating their dual interest. The Area Agency on Aging for North
Florida, Inc. does not intend to award a contract on the basis of this request for information or to
otherwise pay for the information solicited.
Deadline: Written responses to this RFI are due to the Area Agency on Aging for North Florida,
Inc. no later than 3:00 p.m., EST on August 21, 2009. Responses should include the organization
name, contact person's name, contact person's e-mail address, business address and phone
number. Only written responses will be accepted.
Contact: Area Agency on Aging for North Florida, Inc.
Attention: Lisa Bretz
2414 Mahan Drive
Tallahassee, Florida 32308
bretzl@elderaffairs.org


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B6 I The Star


Thursday, August 13, 2009


Law Enforcement


Sheriff's LOG

Gulf County
The Gulf County Sheriff's Of-
fice will be conducting vehicle
safety checkpoints and DUI
checkpoints during August. The
checkpoints will be held through-
out the county, to include U.S.
Highway 98 near St. Joe Beach,
U.S. 98 and Garrison Avenue, C-
30 Simmons Bayou, Highway 71
North of White City, Highway 22
and Highway 22A, Highway 71 and
Westarm Creek, Highway 71 Dalk-
ieth Area and Highway 71 near
the Calhoun line.
On 07/29/2009, Kevin Wayne
Mclemore, 48, was arrested on a
warrant for violation of probation;
the original charge was failure to
pay fines for DWLSR.
On 07/30/2009, a vehicle driven
by Kenneth Carey Mayfield, 48,
was stopped for running a stop
sign. The deputy found that May-
field's license was suspended and
Mayfield was arrested on DWL-
SR.
On . 07/30/2009, Leeann M.
Hutchinson, 21, was arrested on
possession of drug paraphernalia.
On 07/31/2009, Tina Teresa
Clark, 41, was arrested on a vio-
lation of probation warrant; the
original charge was DUI.
On 07/31/2009, James Der-
rell Spann, 37, was arrested on a
violation of probation warrant; the
original charge was DUI.
On 08/01/2009, John David King
Jr. was arrested at local nightclub
and charged with disorderly con-
duct.
On 07/31/2009, deputies re-
sponded to a local motel concern-
ing a disturbance. The situation
was calmed, and everyone went
to bed. Approximately 30 minutes
later, they received a call concern-
ing the same people causing a dis-
turbance. Monica Daphne Hall,
46, was arrested on disorderly
conduct.
On 08/01/20-09, -Ricardo D.
Mastrulli, 43, was arrested on
DWLSR.
On Charles Dewayne Brant, 49,
was arrested on a warrant for fail-
ure to pay fines.
On 08/03/2009, William Steve
Mayo Jr. 20, was arrested on pos-
session of alcohol by a person un-
der 21.
On 08/04/2009, Travis Irey Whit-
field, 23, was arrested on violation
of probation; the original charge
was DWSLR.
On 08/06/2009, Willie A. Dean,
48, was arrested on a warrant for
aggravated battery related to an
incident that occurred in Wewahi-
tchka several weeks ago..
On 08/07/2009, Steven Victor
Burke, 51, was arrested on disor-
derly conduct after the sheriff's
office received calls concerning
an intoxicated man beating on
doors. -


July 24-30
This report represents some
events the FWC handled in the
past week; however, it does not
include all actions taken by the
Division of Law Enforcement.
ESCAMBIA COUNTY
While on water patrol, Officer
Keith Clark stopped a boat re-
turning from the Gulf of Mexico.
A fisheries inspection revealed
a grossly undersize king mack-
erel measuring 16 inches. When
Clark lifted the first dorsal fin,
one of the passengers asked
what the officer was doing. The
vessel operator stated, "Looking
for a black flag," indicating the
operator knew how to identify
king mackerel. Clark cited the
operator for possession of under-
size king mackerel.
Lt. Dan Hahr was on patrol
at the Pipes picnic area within
Perdido Wildlife Management
Area when he observed eight
people drinking beer. Hahr ap-
proached and asked the subjects
for identification. One of the sub-
jects went into the woods when
Hahr's back was turned and was
spotted trying to cross the river.
Hahr convinced him to return
to the parking lot, where Hahr
finished citing the eight subjects
with possession of alcoholic bev-
erages in the management area.
The subject who fled was also is-
sued a notice to appear on resist-
ing an FWC officer.
Lt. Dan Hahr was on patrol
within Perdido Wildlife Manage-
ment Area when he observed,
a personal watercraft (PWC)
being operated on the Perdido
River by two subjects without
personal flotation devices. When
Hahr stopped the vessel, he ob-
served a pill bottle in the console
of the PWC. The bottle contained
a small amount of cannabis. The
owner of the PWC said the pill
bottle contained Tylenol, but lat-
er changed his story and said he
did not know how it got into his
PWC. Hahr issued a notice to ap-
pear on possession of less than
20 grams of cannabis.
While on water patrol at Big
Lagoon, Officer Keith Clark
stopped a boat to conduct a fish-
eries inspection, which revealed
undersize red grouper. The ves-
sel operator was cited with the
violation.
While on water patrol, Officer
Keith Clark observed a commer-
cial snapper boat west bound in
the Intracoastal Waterway near
Grande Lagoon. Clark recog-
nized the vessel from a previous
stop that resulted in onboard
violations. Upon stopping the
boat, Clark established that the
occupants were returning from
a fishing trip. During the inspec-


tion, a computer check revealed
an outstanding warrant on one of
the three occupants for violation
of probation. Another occupant
could not provide photo identi-
fication and verbally provided
Clark with a name and date of
birth. Clark escorted the snapper
boat to Naval Air Station (NAS)
Pensacola, where NAS security
personnel arrived and stood by
as Clark arrested and handcuffed
the individual on the outstanding
warrant. When Clark conducted
follow-up with the second oc-
cupant to verify information ob-
tained earlier, the individual could
not recall the information provid-
ed earlier and recanted, stating
he had provided false informa-
tion. Clark cited the second sub-
ject with providing, a false name
to a law enforcement officer. Both
individuals were transported to
the Escambia County Jail, where
the warrant was served on one
and the intake process was com-
pleted on both.
GADSDEN COUNTY
Officers Hank Forehand and
Lane Bentley assisted investi-
gations with a seafood inspec-
tion. The investigations section
received leads that an individual
had numerous violations related
to retail seafood sales. Forehand
and Bentley conducted an in-
spection and found the subject to
be in violation for not having in-
voices for saltwater products and
being in possession of undersize
black drum. Citations were is-
sued. An licensing investigation
is continuing.
LEON COUNTY
Officer Chris Jones was on
water patrol on Lake Talquin
when he conducted a vessel stop
and fisheries inspection. An in-
spection of the catch revealed
four undersize bass. The vessel's
two occupants were charged ac-
cordingly.
-Lt. Kent Harvey received in-
formation about two American
alligators being held captive in
an apartment on the northwest
side of Tallahassee. He and Of-
ficer Matt Bell went to the apart-
ment and spoke with the tenants
who acknowledged they did in-
deed have two alligators inside
the residence. Consent to search
was given, and the alligators were
retrieved. The tenants, though,
forgot to hide the drugs and drug
paraphernalia that were laying
out in plain view leading to the
room where the alligators were
held. Leon County Sheriff's vice
unit was called in and took over
the narcotics investigation and
charged the tenant accordingly.
Bell charged the tenant with ille-
gal possession of alligators, and


the gators were returned to Lake
Cascade.
Lt. Kent Harvey arrested a
subject during the Memorial Day
weekend on felony boating under
the influence on the St. Marks
River in Wakulla County. The
subject had several prior arrests
of driving under the influence. On
July 17, a disposition was given on
the case. The defendant pleaded
to boating under the influence
and was sentenced to two years'
probation, 60 days in jail, taking a
boating safety course, no alcohol,
random alcohol and drug screen-
ing, and payment of court costs
and fines totaling $3,370.00
SANTA ROSA COUNTY
Lt. Dan Hahr received a
phone call around 3:40 a.m. from
a complainant who lives in the
still hunt portion of the Blackwa-
ter Wildlife Management Area.
The complainant stated that he
had caught several dogs on his
property and that there were
more dogs running loose and
chasing wildlife in the adjacent
still hunt area. Hahr responded
to the area and heard numerous
dogs hunting in the area. After
observing for a while, Hahr heard
trucks begin to come to the area.
Hahr located four dog hunters
attempting to pick up their dogs
from within the still hunt area.
None of the hunters had attempt-
ed to stop the dogs from entering
the area or attempted to stop
the dogs from hunting until after
sunrise. While talking to them, he
observed dogs belonging to each
of the four men exit the area and
get picked up by the hunters. All
four subjects were issued notices
to appear on hunting with dogs in
the still hunt area of the manage-
ment area.

OKALOOSA COUNTY
Officer Matt Webb stopped a
vessel in Destin Pass to conduct
a fishery inspection. The inspec-
tion revealed undersize trigger
fish. The vessel captain was cited
with the fish violation. .
Officer Ryan Nelson checked
two subjects fishing from a ves-
sel anchored near the U. S. Coast
Guard Station in Destin. A fisher-
ies check revealed the subjects
were in possession of undersize
and over-the-bag limit of redfish.
Both subjects were cited.
Officer Matt Webb conducted
a fishery inspection on a vessel
in Destin Pass. Undersize am-
berjack and trigger fish were lo-
cated during the inspection. The"
captain was cited.
BAY COUNTY
Officer Mike Nobles checked a
shrimper in West Bay whose net's
turtle excluder device (TED) was


found to be inoperable because
of the opening being sewn shut.
When this was pointed out, the
captain said, "You got me." The
net was seized and was found to
be 530 square feet in size. A cita-
tion on the TED violation and a
written warning on the oversize
net were issued.
Officers Dennis Palmer and
Mark Clements were on water
patrol checking two shoreline
fishers when they smelled the
odor of .cannabis. When asked
about this, one fisher said he
hid a small bag of cannaGis in
the rocks when he saw the of-
ficers approaching. The fisher
retrieved the bag and was issued
a citation.
While on water patrol, Offi-
cer David Brady conducted an
inspection of an overloaded ves-
sel for the required safety equip-
ment. The vessel operator had a
difficult time responding to Of-
ficer Brady's requests and was
unable to produce sufficient per-
sonal flotation devices for each
of his passengers. As the inspec-
tion continued, Brady observed
enough indicators to suspect
operator impairment. Field so-
briety tasks were performed and
confirmed his suspicions. The
subject was arrested on boating
under the influence (BUI) and
was booked into the Bay County
Jail. Officer David Erdman as-
sisted with the transportation of
the remaining passengers and
the boat.
Officer Neal Goss was. sum-
moned by investigators for assis-
tance at the Panama City. Beach
fishing pier. Three suspects were
observed harvesting and reduc-
ing to possession, 12 king mack-
erel. Once the suspects exited
the pier and made their way to
the parking lot, they were in-
spected and identified. Goss ar-
rived and issued citations to the
three individuals.
Officer David Erdman arrest-
ed three individuals in two days
on boating under the influence.
All of the arrests were initiated
because of safety inspections
and life jacket concerns on ves-
sels with small children and mi-
nors aboard.
Officer Jim Moore conducted
a vessel stop to inspect safety
gear for an extremely overload-
ed rental boat. During the course
of the inspection, the operator
* and his passengers were unable
to locate the minimum required
safety gear. They were escorted
back to the livery, and the defi-
ciencies were brought to the at-
tention of the manager. Moore
issued citations and warnings
on each of the violations, as the
vessel had many small children
onboard.


Public Hearing Notice

1st CDBG Public Hearing

The City of Port St Joe is considering applying to the Florida Department of
Community Affairs (DCA) for a grant under the Economic Development category for
an amount up to $650,000 under the Small Cities Community Development Block Grant
(CDBG-ED) Program. For each activity that is proposed, a minimum of 51 percent
of the beneficiaries will be low to moderate income households. The proposed project
will extend a roadway, water, sewer, electrical and telecommunications services to a
proposed new facility for North Florida.Child Development, Inc. As this project will
assist the NFCD in retaining its existing workforce and-allow the hiring of additional
staff, this is an Economic Development grant.


Activity

Road Improvements
Sewer Improvements
Water Improvements
Administration


Budget
(Approximately)
$241,000
$173,000
$111,000
$50,000


LMI %
(Approximately)
>51
>51
>51
>51


The City has an adopted anti-displacement and relocation plan; however, no
displacement of persons is anticipated at this time. If relocation assistance is required
as a result of the project, the City will provide assistance as indicated in the policy.
A public hearing to provide citizens an opportunity to comment on the
application will be held at City Hall, located at 305 Cecil Costin Blvd., Port St Joe,
FL 32456, as a part of the regular City Commission meeting scheduled to begin at
6:00pm on Tuesday, August 18th, 2009. A draft copy of parts of the application will
be made available for review at that time. A final copy of the application will be made
available at the Port St Joe City Hall, office of the City Clerk Monday through Friday,
from 8:00am to 5:00pm upon completion of the application on or about September
1st. The application will be submitted to DCA on or around September 15th, (or later,
if necessary). To obtain additional information concerning the application and public
hearing, contact Charlotte Pierce, City Grants Coordinator, at the City Hall, 305 Cecil
Costin Blvd. or by phone at (850) 229-8261.
The public hearing is being conducted in a handicapped in-accessible location.
Any handicapped person requiring special mobility accommodation at this meeting
should contact Charlotte Pierce at the City Hall, or by phone at (850) 229-8261, at
least five calendar days prior to the meeting. Any handicapped person requiring an
interpreter for the hearing impaired or the visually impaired should contact Charlotte
Pierce at the City Hall, 305 Cecil Costin Blvd. or by phone at (850) 229-8261 at
least five calendar days prior to the meeting and an interpreter will be provided. Any
non-English speaking person wishing to attend the public hearing should contact
Charlotte Pierce at the City Hall, or by phone at (850) 229-8261 at least five calendar
days prior to the meeting and a language interpreter will be provided. To access a
Telecommunication Device for Deaf persons, (TDD) please call (850) 229-8261.

A FAIR HOUSING/ EQUAL OPPORTUNITY, HANDICAP ACCESS
COMMUNITY


FWC REPORT


CITY OF PORT ST. JOE

NOTICE OF SOLICITATION

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS

PROFESSIONAL ACCOUNTING

CONSULTING SERVICES

RFP #09-001


Notice of Solicitation

Notice is hereby given that the City of Port St. Joe located at 305
Cecil G. Costin Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida 32456 IS seeking RFPs
for professional service to be provided to the City listed below on an
ongoing basis for the term of the agreement.
Request for qualifications are on file at the City of Port St. Joe
office located at 305 Cecil G. Costin Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, FL 32456,
and may also be downloaded from the City website (cityofportstjoe.
com).

Evaluation of Responses to the RFQ

The RFQ submittals will be evaluated by City Staff and Board Members
of the City of Port St. Joe based upon information supplied by each firm
in response to this RFQ. The City will award a contract for Professional
Accounting Consulting Services based on services provided by the
Accounting Firm. The Board retains the right to decide what services
are in its best interest, and also reserves the right to select more than firm
if needed.

Please submit Three (3) copies to:
The City of Port St. Joe
P.O. Box 278
Port St. Joe, Florida 32457

All Submissions must be clearly marked (Professional Accouinting
Consulting Services) and be submitted to Jim Anderson, City Auditor/
Clerk at City Hall by 3:00 on Wednesday August 26, 2009.


REPORT






Thursday, August 13, 2009


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Engineering students give presentations at FSU-PC


By Daniel Carson
Florida Freedom Newspapers
An audience of area high
school students got a pos-
sible glimpse of the future
Thursday, as they attended
two senior design project
presentations delivered by
Florida State University-
Panama City electrical en-
gineering students.
"There are probably two
of the most challenging
projects we've taken on,"
said FSU-PC engineering
professor David Skinner,
as he previewed the two se-
nior design projects at the
university's Holley Aca-
demic Lecture Hall.
In the first presentation,
entitled "Missing Link,"
FSU-PC engineering stu-
dents Michael Elberfeld,
Kevin Kelly and John Ryan
McDowell detailed their ef-
forts to build a device that


could support mine detec-
tion through the capture of
mine countermeasure sys-
tem sweep signatures.
The Missing Link, a
project started in January
2009, included a surface
buoy with a line going un-
derwater to the project's
data collection device held
in place by a 30-pound an-
chor.


Elberfeld, who gradu-
ated from Rutherford High
School, said he and his fel-
low group members chose
their own design project,
which was sponsored by
ITT.
Following the Missing
Link was FIDO (Find and
Identify Displaced Objects)
by Adam Jumbeck and
Doug Yager, a project that


sought to create a fully au-
tonomous robot capable of
retrieving colored objects
with the aid of light sensors
and a robotic arm.
Part of Jumbeck and
Yager's presentation in-
cluded a demonstration
video, which showed the
trial and error involved in
getting the robot to cor-
rectly maneuver to colored
objects and firmly grasp
them with the robotic arm.
The FSU students deliv-
ered their presentations to
approximately 25 students
from Bay, Gulf and Holmes
counties from the AT&T
Advanced High School
STEM Summer Camp, as
well as several teachers
and employees from Naval
Surface Warfare Center-
Panama City Division.
The camp was funded
through a one-time $100,000
grant from the AT&T Foun-


dation and offered the stu-
dents a look.at several engi-
neering disciplines, as well
as hands-on experience
and classroom instruction
in FSU's engineering labs.
AT&T employee Ray
Dubuque said that all of
the equipment and materi-
als purchased through the
grant would remain at FSU
for use by current and fu-
ture engineering students.
Bryan Cheung, an Ar-
nold High School junior,
and Mosley High School
junior Clayton Austin were
two of the students selected
for the STEM camp.
Clayton, who said he
plans to be a computer
science engineer, said he
learned about a variety of
engineering-related con-
cepts at the camp, includ-
ing how to solder, physics
laws, load capacity and
stress strains.


Cheung said his father
is an electrical engineer at
the Navy Base and brought
him information on the
STEM camp
He said he found Jum-
beck and Yager's presenta-
tion and their use of robot-
ics interesting, particularly
because their video allowed
him to see some of their
testing.
"I've always been kind
of interested in the autono-
mous stuff," Cheung said.
After his group's pre-
sentation, Elberfeld said he
took a lot of math classes in
high school, but didn't have
a summer camp like STEM
during his time at Ruther-
ford.
"The opportunities
these students have with
the summer camp are re-
ally great. I wish I had that
opportunity in high school,"
Elberfeld said.


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 thetUnited Way's an-
nual community campaign,
which 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 tangible
than last year as the United
Way amps up its commu-
nity 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 re-
mained 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."


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Sharpe noted, however,
that with the shutdown of
Arizona Chemical's Port
St. Joe plant, given its em-
ployees' 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 kick off the annual cam-
paign.
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 support
the largest non-profit agen-
cy in the country and the
money goes directly back
into the community.
"The money contributed
will be used to assist 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 restaurant


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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

and you donate to the Unit- donations given for specific
ed Way." agencies serving the com-
Not to mention the com- munity.
munity. "A good thing about a
Consider that of the United Way campaign is
$56,000 raised during the you can designate. where
community campaign last you want your money to
year, more than $52,000, or go," Sharpe said.
95 cents on the dollar, was "Think about this. You
donated back into the com- live here, but you may have
munity. a loved one in Miami being
The local United Way served by a United Way ap-
receives funds in three dis- proved agency that you can
tinct categories. designate to receive your
Those who donate to the donation."
United Way can earmark Flnds not specifically
those funds for specific earmarked are pooled into
agencies approved under the community grant fund,
the United Way umbrella. which provides grants to
The statewide campaign agencies and organizations
will also bring in funds that apply for funding from
specified in similar fashion, the United Way.


A committee com-
prised of local residents
reviews the grant applica-
tions and decides on re-
cipients and amounts.
Last year North Florida
Child Development Inc.,
Gulf County Senior Citi-
zens and Gulf County ARC
& Gulf Transportation
were among the organiza-
tions that received funding
from the United Way.
In addition, funds were
provided to organizations,
such as the American Red
Cross, which provided
considerable assistance
during flooding events
last year on the north end
of the county, and Life
Management, which has
offices 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 Coun-
ty campaign. "There are no
borders."
This year, 13 local restau-
rants 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 percent,
they will cut a check that
often amounts to more
than 10 percent of what the
restaurant will make on
Sept. 3.
"We didn't put pressure
on them," Sharpe said.
"Our goal is to drive traf-
fic to them and benefit the
United Way at the same
time. If we can just get
citizens to go out and thank
the restaurants, show that
they appreciate 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 equivalent of
one hour of work, regard-
less 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.


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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-O000R

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

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the holder of the following
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said certificate for a tax
deed to be issued thereon.
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year of issuance, the de-
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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 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 21st day of July,
2009.

REBECCA L. NORRIS
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT
COURT, GULF COUNTY,
FLORIIA
BY: Donna L. Ray,
Deputy Clerk
July 23, 30, August 6, 13,
2009


THE , STAR


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-


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res, more or less.

Name in which assessed:
K. Legrand McLemore

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 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, ?0,
2009

3276S
NOTICE OF
APPLICATION
FOR TAX DEED

NOTICE IS HEREBY
GIVEN that Verona V, LLC
the older of the following
Tax Certificate, has filed
said certificate for a tax
deedlto 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. 216

Application No. 2009- 17

Year of Issuance: 2007

R.E. No. 02154-000R

Desrption of Propay
LOTS 18 AND 19, Block 4,
LAKE AUCE 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 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.


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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 fol-
lows:

Certificate No. 343

Application No. 2009 - 18

Year of Issuance: 2007

R.E. No. 03186-560R

Description of Property:
Lot 12, SUMMERSANDS
Subdivision, as recorded
in Plat Book 3, Page 41, of
the Public Records of Gulf
County, Florida.

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

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 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

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 o0
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:

Lot 1, Block 15 of BEA-
CON HILL SUBDIVISION,
according to the Plat
thereof as recorded in Plat
Book i, 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

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.;
Defendant(s).

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 Septembel
24, 2009 the following de
scribed property as sea
forth in said Final Judg.
ment, to-wit:
LOT 110 OF WINDMARIK
BEACH, ACCORDING TC
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, OTHEF
THAN THE PROPERTY
OWNER AS OF THE DATE
OF THE LIS PENDENS
MUST FILE A CLAISi
WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTEF
THE SALE.

IF YOU ARE A PERSON
WITH A DISABILITY WHC
NEEDS ANY ACCOMMO
DATION IN ORDER TC
PARTICIPATE IN THIt
PROCEEDING, YOU ARE
- ENTITLED, AT NO COS"
TO YOU, TO THE PROVI
SION OF CERTAIN ASSIS
TANCE. PLEASE CON
TACT GULF COUNT'
COURTHOUSE, 1001
CECIL COSTIN BOULE
V VARD, PORT ST. JOE, Fl
f 32456 WITHIN 2 WORIk
ING DAYS OF YOUR RE
CEIPT OF THIS NOTICE
OF SALE: IF YOU ARI
HEARING IMPAIRE[


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

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:
Defendant(s).

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 Civil 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
f 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
t NEEDS ANY ACCOMMO-
DATION IN ORDER TO
PARTICIPATE IN THIS
PROCEEDING, YOU ARE
ENTITLED, AT NO COST
T TO YOU, TO THE PROVI-
* SION OF CERTAIN ASSIS-
r 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
SOF SALE: IF YOU ARE
T HEARING IMPAIRED
CALL: 1-800-955-8771; IF
SYOU ARE VOICE IM-
SPAIRED CALL:
1-800-955-8770
DATED at PORT ST. JOE,
SFlorida, this 28th day of
E July, 2009.
R REBECCA L. NORRIS
y CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT
E COURT
Gulf County, Florida
BY: Jasmine Hysmith
R DEPUTY CLERK
ATTORNEY FOR PLAIN-
N TIFF:
SHAPIRO & FISHMAN,
LLP
D 10004 North Dale Mabry
S Hwy,Suite112
E Tampa, Florida 33618
T 08-114814
August 6,13, 2009

- 3323S
r CALL FOR BIDS

- Culpepper Construction
L Company, Inc.,
;- CGC003540, the Construc-
l- lion Manager for the New
E Blountstown High School,
E Calhoun County Schools,
D Blountstown, Florida Is ac-


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cepting sealed bids from
qualified Trade Contrac-
tors for the following Bid
Packages (BP):

BP 02 Sitework
BP 02A Site Fencing
BP03 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

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.
232008CA000065XXXXXX1
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.n. 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


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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

3355S '
In The Circuit Court Of The
Fourteenth Judicial Circuit
Irt 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
an interest in the subject
property by, through, 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
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-
curity number is
****-**-****, is pending in
the Circuit Court for Gulf
County, Florida 32456. the
names and addresses of
the personal representa-
tive and the personal
representative's attorney
are set forth below.
All creditors of the dece-
dent and other persons
having claims or demands
against decedent's estate
on whom a copy of this
notice is required to be
served must file their
claims with this Court
WIfTHIN THE LATER OF
THREE (3) MONTHS AF-
TER THE DATE OF THIS
FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY
(30) DAYS AFTER THE
DATE OF SERVICE OF A
COPY OF THIS NOTICE
ON THEM.

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

ALL CLAIMS NOT SO


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FILED WITHIN THE TIME
PERIODS SET FORTH IN
SECTION 733.702 OF THE
FLORIDA PROBATE CODE
WILL BE BARRED
NOTWITHSTANDING THE
TIME PERIODS SET
FORTH ABOVE, ANY
CLAIM FILED TWO (2)
YEARS OR MORE AFTER
THE DECEDENT'S DATE
OF DEATH IS BARRED.
.The date of first publica-
tion of this Notice is Au-
gust 6, 2009.

Attorney for Personal Rep-
resentative:
Charles A. Costin
Florida Bar No. 699070
Post Office Box 98
Port St, Joe, FL 32457
Telephone: (850) 227-1159
Personal Representative:
CHARLES A. COSTIN
PO. Box 98
Port St. Joe, Fl. 32457
STUART L. SHOAF
PO. Box 772
Port St. Joe, Fl. 32457
August 6,13, 2009

3392S
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE FOURTEENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND
FOR GULF COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION

BANK OF AMERICA, N.A.,
Plaintiff,

vs.

KENNETH CROWDER
A/K/A KENNETH L
CROWDER, et al,
Defendantss.

CASE NO.
23-2008-CA-000207
DIVISION
NOTICE OF
RESCHEDULED
FORECLOSURE SALE

NOTICE IS HEREBY
GIVEN pursuant to an Or-
-der Rescheduling Foreclo-
sure Sale dated July 20,
2009 and entered in Case
NO. 23-2008-CA-000207 of
the Circuit Court of the
FOURTEENTH Judicial
Circuit in and for GULF
County, Florida wherein
BANK OF AMERICA, N.A.,
is the Plaintiff and KEN-
NETH CROWDER A/K/A
KENNETH L CROWDER;
LINDA CROWDER; are the
Defendants, I will sell to
the highest and best bid-
der for cash at LOBBY OF
THE GULF COUNTY
COURTHOUSE at
11:00AM, on the 24th day
of September, 2009, the
following described prop-
erty as set forth in said Fi-
nal Judgment:

LOT 65, BLOCK B, AN UN-
RECORDED SUBDIVISION
OF LOT 1, BLOCK B,
CAPE BREEZES SUBDIVI-
SION, MORE PARTICU-
LARLY DESCRIBED AS
FOLLOWS:

COMMENCE AT THE
NORTHEAST CORNER OF
LOT 1, BLOCK B OF CAPE
BREEZES, A SUBDIVI-
SION AS PER MAP OR
PLAT THEREOF RE-
CORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3'
AT PAGE 23 OF THE PUB-
UC RECORDS OF GULF
COUNTY, FLORIDA AND
RUN SOUTH 18. DE-
GREES 13 MINUTES 18
SECONDS EAST 121.74
FEET TO THE POINT OF
BEGINNING. FROM SAID
POINT OF BEGINNING
CONTINUE SOUTH 18
DEGREES 13 MINUTES 18
SECONDS EAST 119.35
FEET, THEN NORTH 89
DEGREES 18 MINUTES 41
SECONDS WEST 179.96
FEET TO THE NORTH-
EASTERLY BOUNDARY
LINE CURVE OF THE 100
FOOT RIGHT OF WAY
FOR STATE ROAD 30
EAST (T.H. STONE HIGH-
WAY), THEN RUN NORTH-
WESTERLY ALONG SAID
NORTHEASTERLY
BOUNDARY LINE AND
SAID CURVE CONCAVE
TO THE NORTHEAST
HAVING A RADIUS OF
11409.1559 FEET AND A
CENTRAL ANGLE OF 00
DEGREES 08 MINUTES 31
SECONDS AN ARC DIS-
TANCE OF 28.28 FEET TO
THE POINT OF TAN-
GENCY THEN CONTINUE
ALONG SAID NORTH-
EASTERLY BOUNDARY
LINE NORTH 18 DE-
GREES 13 MINUTES 18
SECONDS WEST 91.08
FEET, THEN LEAVING
SAID NORTHEASTERLY.
BOUNDARY LINE RUN
SOUTH 89 DEGREES 18
MINUTES 41 SECONDS
EAST 180.00 FEET TO
THE POINT OF BEGINN-
ING.

A/K/A LOT 65 CAPE
BREEZES, PORT SAINT
JOE, FL 32456

Any person claiming an in-
terest in the surplus from
the sale, if any, other than
the property owner as of
the date of the Us Pend-
ens must file a claim within
sixty (60) days after the
sale.
WITNESS MY HAND and
the seal of this Court on
July 28, 2009.

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

Florida Default Law Group,
PL.
RPO. Box 25018
Tampa, Florida
33622-5018
F08033548


**See Americans with Dis-
abilities Act
In accordance with the
Americans with Disabilities
Act, persons needing a
special accommodation to
participate in this proceed-
ing should contact Gulf
County Corthouse
#850-229-6113 (TDD)
August 13, 20, 2009


1100;

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, PO.
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

3418S
Notice to Contractors
ADVERTISEMENT
FOR BIDS

Sealed bids in duplicate
will be received until Sep:
tember 3, 2009,10:00 a.m.
EST at the Office of the
Gulf County School Board,
150 Middle School Road,
Port St. Joe, Florida at
which time and place all
bids will be publicly
opened and read aloud
for: '

THE BRYAN BAXLEY FIT-
NESS CENTER
Wewahitchka Elementary
School for Gulf County
School Board, Port St.
Joe, Florida

JOB NO: 0811

The Contractor shall fur-
nish all labor, materials
and equipment; and shall
be responsible for the en-
tire completion of this proj-
ect.

All Contractors must. be
pre-approved by the Gulf
County School Board prior
to the Bid.

All Contractors shall abide
by and adhere to all rules
set forth by the
JESSICA-LUNSFORD
ACT, which can be re-
viewed at or a copy ob-
tained from the office of
the Architect.

Plans, specifications and
contract documents may
be inspected at the office
of the Architect, 130 Hwy
22, Wewahitchka, Florida,
and may be procured by
General Contractors, upon
a deposit of $200.00 per
set for plans and specifi-
cations, of which $100.00
will be refunded to each
General Contractor, who
submits a bid and returns
all documents in good
condition within 10 days
after the date df opening of
bids.
Cashier's check, certified
check or bid bond, for not
less than 5% of the
amount of bid, must ac-
company each proposal.

Performance, Labor and
Materials bond, and
Workman's Compensation
Insurance will be required
of the successful bidder.

Right is reserved to reject
any and all proposals and
waive technicalities.

No bidder may withdraw
his bid for a period of thirty
(30) days after date set for
opening.

Tim Wilder,
Superintendent,
Gulf County School Board
150 Middle School Road
Port St. Joe-, Florida 32456
Charles A. Gaskin, ARA
ARCHITECT
PO. Box7
Wewahitchka, Florida
32465
August 13, 20, 2009

3476S
NOTICE' OF APPLICA-
TION FOR WATER USE
PERMIT

Notice is hereby given that
pursuant to Chapter 373,
Florida Statutes, the fol-
lowing applications) for
water use permits) has
(have) been received by
the Northwest Florida
Water Management Dis-
trict:

Application number
I 07052 filed 07/31/2009
Lighthouse Utilities Com-
pany, Inc., PO. Box 428,
Port St. Joe, FL 32457
Requesting a maximum
withdrawal of 1,332,000
gallons per day from the
Floridan Aquifer System
for Public Supply use by
an existing facility.
General withdrawal
locations) in Gulf County:
T09S, R10W, Sec. 19B;
T09S, R11W, Sec. 23B

Interested persons may
object to or comment
upon the applications or
submit a written request
for a copy of the staff
reports) containing pro-
posed agency action re-
garding the applications)
by writing to the Division of
Resource Regulation of
the Northwest Florida
Water Management Dis-
trict, attention Terri Peter-
son, 152 Water Manage-
ment Drive, Havana, Flor-
ida 32333-9700, but such


comments or requests
must be received by 5
o'clock p.m. on August 28,
2009.

No further public notice
will be provided regarding
this (these) applicationss.
Publication of this notice
constitutes constructive
notice of this permit appli-
cation to all substantially
affected persons. A copy
of the staff reports) must
-be requested in order to


I0 9=11O0 4


remain advised of further
proceedings and any pub-
lic hearing date. Substan-
tially affected persons are
entitled to request an ad-
ministrative hearing re-
garding the proposed
agency action by submit-
ting a written request ac-
cording to the provisions
of 28-601.201, Florida Ad-
rninistrative Code. Notices
of Proposed Agency Ac-
tion will be mailed only to
persons who have filed
such requests.
August 13, 2009


3411S
PUBLIC NOTICE
The Port St Joe Redevel-
opment Agency's regular
Board of Directors Meeting
will be held on Thursday,
August 13, 2009, at 5:00
pm at 150 Captain Fred's
Place. All persons are in-
vited to attend and partici-
pate. Anyone wanting to
appeal an official decision
made on any subject at
the meeting must have a
verbatim record of the
meeting that includes the
testimony and evidence on
which the appeal is based.
August 13, 2009


3482S
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR GULF COUNTY,
FLORIDA.
CIVIL DIVISION

U.S. BANK NATIONAL AS-
SOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE
FOR THE SPECIALTY UN-
DERWRITING AND RESI-
DENTIAL FINANCE TRUST
MORTGAGE LOAN
A6SET-BACKED CERTIFI-
CATES SERIES 2006-AB3,
Plaintiff,

vs.

STEVE T. MORK, et al
Defendants.
CASE NO.
232009CA000022XXXXXX

NOTICE OF SALE
PURSUANT TO
CHAPTER 45

NOTICE IS HEREBY
GIVEN pursuant to an Or-
der or Summary Final
Judgment of foreclosure
dated August 3, 2009, and
entered in Case No.
232009CA000022XXXXXX
of the Circuit Court in and
for Gulf County, Florida,
wherein U.S. BANK NA-
TIONAL ASSOCIATION,
AS TRUSTEE FOR THE
SPECIALTY UNDERWRIT-
ING AND RESIDENTIAL FI-
NANCE TRUST MORT-
GAGE LOAN
ASSET-BACKED CERTIFI-
CATES SERIES 2006-AB3
is Plaintiff and STEVE T.
MORK; DOREEN M.
MORK; UNKNOWN TEN-
ANT NO. 1; UNKNOWN
TENANT NO. 2; and ALL
UNKNOWN PARTIES
CLAIMING BY THROUGH,
UNDER 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, Sr., Blvd.,
Port Saint Joe, Florida
32457 at Gulf County, Flor-
ida, att 11:00 a.m. on the
15th day of October, 2009,
the following 'described
property as set forth in
said Order or Final Judg-
ment, to-wit:
LOTS 9, 14, AND 15,
BLOCK "A", HIGHLAND
VIEW SUBDIVISION, AC-
CORDING TO THE MAP
OR PLAT THEREOF AS
RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 1, PAGE 22, 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.
In accordance with the
Americans with Disabilities
Act of 1990, persons need-
ing special accommoda-
tion to participate in this
proceeding should contact
the Clerk of the Court not
later than five business
days prior to the proceed-
ing at the Gulf County
Courthouse. Telephone
850-229-6113 or
1-800-955-8770 via Florida
Relay Service.

DATED at Port Saint Joe,
Florida, on August 4,1009.
Rebecca L. Norris, Clerk
As Clerk, Circuit court
By: Jasmine Hysmith
As Deputy Clerk

SMITH, HIATT & DIAZ,
PA.
Attorneys for Plaintiff
P0 BOX 11438
Fort Lauderdale, FL
33339-1438
Telephone: (954) 564-0071
August 13, 20, 2009


3513S
PUBLIC NOTICE

The Gulf Cqast Workforce


Board is seeking Public
Comment on its 2009-2010
Local Workforce Services
Plan as required by the
Workforce Investment Act.
Plan copies are available
at the Board office; please
call 850-913-3285 to ar-
range to see the plan or
you may request the plan
eleoronically from
dwilliams@gcwb.org. All
comments must be sub-
mitted in writing within 30
days of this posting.
August 13, 20, 2009


I ML CH IS |
3100 - Antiques
3110 - Appliances
3120 - Arts & Craftls
3130 - Auctions
3140 - Baby nItems
3150 - Building SSuppliles
3160 - Business
Equipment
3170 - Collectibles
3180 - Computers
3190 - Electronics
3200 - Firewood
3210- Free Pass It On
3220 - Furniture
3230 - Garage/Yard Sales
3240 - Guns 1
3250 - Good Things to Eat
3260 - Health & Fitness
3270 - Jewelry/Clothing
3280 - Machinery/
Equipment
3290 - Medical Equipment
3300 - Miscellaneous
3310 - Musical Instruments
3320 - Plants & Shrubs/
Supplies
3330 - Restaurant/Hotel
3340 - Sporting Goods
3350 - Tickets (Buy & Sell)




General Electric Washer
(Elec) & Dryer(Gas) &
Dryer (elec) Kenmore $250
set or $125 each. Call
814-7506








Auction
Saturday Aug 15th
3320 Hwy 386
Mexico Bch, Florida
Left on 386, follow signs,
7:30am Eastern, 6:30am
Central. Antiques, Fenton,
Collectibles, misc
furniture,glass ware, Occu-
pied Japan Dish set, con-
signments welcome. Fro
more info: 722-9783 or
918-0773 or 227-8631.
10% buyers premium, Bay
County Auction Service AB
964, Larry Bayles
AU#1384,



3160
Great deals on used
equipment, Panama City,
Call to get web site info to
view 850-866-7270






A GREAT

DEAL!
Sofa &
Loveseat
Set
Gently used and in very
good condition. Color:
Lime Green w/ orange and
lime carousel design pil-
lows. $325.00 If interested
contact 850-229-6971 or
850-227-4002. Photo avail-
able via email or personal
showing upon request.

Storage Unit Full of Fumi-
ture. Leather couch, round
table 4 chairs, tv stand ,
computer desk, king &
queen headboards Call
899-0571

Shop our new
showroom
packed with
high quality
furniture at
up to 60% of
regular retail.
Decorator's
WAREHOUSE
212 Williams Ave
Downtown PSJ
850-227-3344



I 3230

BIG YARD &
BAKE SALE!
505 Avenue A. Sat 8/15
8:30 am-? Lots of goodies.
Come see what we have.

KK: St. Joe Beach, 306-I
I Nautilus Drive, Off 98,
| Seashofes Dr. to Nauti-I
lus Dr. ', Saturday, Au-
gust 15, 8am - 3pm No
I Early Sales Pleasell I
I ENORMOUS '*
I YARD SALE I
SMany items brand new
'with tags, kids stuff,
I tons of little girl clothes, I
Stools, electronics, I
Household items and.
I morel THIS IS THE ONE I
I SALE THIS SUMMER I
1 YOU SHOULDN'T
SMISSII

Overstreet: 179 Eagle St.
Fri, Sat & Sun 9:30 to 6pm
2 Family Yard Sale. Furni-
ture, tools, lots of misc.





STEEL
BUILDINGS
Factory Direct[
5 Only 25x34, 30x46,
40x54 45x84,80X150.
Will Sell For Balance
Free Delivery!
1-800-211-9594 x92

Steel Buildings,
Recession Disc. I


18x21 Reg $6,492
Now $4,328
36x51 Reg $16,320
Now $10,880
105x105 Reg $85,788
Now $57,192 + Code
Adj, Erection Avail
www.scg-grp.com
Source#1 DL
Phone 850-391-0204


Teller
Apalachicola State
Bank
for Eastpoint, FL
branch. Performs teller
duties Monday-Friday
and occasional Satur-
days Qualifications: 6
months of teller experi-
ence required, 12
months of teller experi-
ence preferred. Please
e-mail resume to
edaffin@ccbflorida.com
or fax to (850) 215-2216.
Position will be open
until filled. Equal Oppor-
tunity Employer
Web ld # 34046566

Baby Sitter's
Needed for family on
vacation, for the summer.
Must be 18 or over.
904-206-1200




Food Services/Hospitality
Cooks & Wait
Staff
Experienced, Cooks Shift
is evenings 850-653-6375

Logisstics/Transportation I

I We Need Driver I
I Trainees Only I
I No experienced Drivers I
S $800 per week
1-877-214-3624
S Web id #34044847

Verification
Analysts
Full Time Position - PSJ,
FL, M-F 9-5:30. 20k/year.
Knowledge of Microsoft
Word/Google required. Ex-
cellent Phone Skills are
necessary.
Email Resume to:
andreapbrooks
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MINI STORAGE
In Port St, Joe


229-6200

814-7400


4130

POSTAL & GOVT JOB
INFO FOR SALE?


Caution

You NEVER have to pay
for Information about
federal or postal jobs. If
you see a job
"guarantee", contact the
FTC.
The Federal Trade
Commission
is America's consumer
protection agency.

www.ftc.gov/jobscams
1-877-FTC-HELP

A public service
message from the FTC
and The News Herald
Classified Advertising
Department


BUSINESSRil , 4 FINAL
5100 - Business
Opportunities
5110 - Money to Lend



I 5100

EARN GREAT
$$$ WORKING
FROM HOME
53 Year Old Distribution
Company looking for
Online Trainers.
www.awakeyour
dreams.com

St. Joe Cab Inc. For Sale.
Call for details. Don't ask
the driver, call this number
$19,000 (902) 645-2251


REAL ESTATE FOR RENTW
6100 - Business/
Commercial
6110 - Apartments
6120- Beach Rentals
6130 - Condo/Townhouse
6140 - House Rentals
6150 - Roommate Wanted
6160- Rooms for Rent
6170 - Mobile Home/Lot
6180 - Out-of-Town Rentals
6190- Timeshare Rentals
6200 - Vacation Rentals


Hurry! We only have a few

Barefoot Cottages left.

In a beach access community with pools, playgrounds, club
house, and hot tubs. Price includes water, sewer and garbage.

* 3br/3.5ba...................... ........................ 100
* 2br/2.5ba...................................................$950


Southern Coastil Managcment
LONG TERM RENTALS


1.866.628.1334

850.229.1350


600 oo6100


MINI-STORAGE AND OFFICE COMPLEX
* Climate Controlled Units * Lease Warehouse Space
* Lease Office Space * Watercraft and RV Storage

850-229-8014

*www.AMERICAMINISTORAGEANDOFFICE.com*



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
200-B Reid Avenue
+/-21 00sf-finished retail space; $1750 mod. gross
310 ReidAvenue
+/-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
+/-1 000sf- move-in ready; $900/mo gross
411 ReidAvenue
+/-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
+/-900sf office flex spale S, storage. $500/mo
mod. gross For Sale
For Sale
320 Marina Drive
Corner lot on entrance to Marina Cove, prime location w/high visibility;
.14 acres.
407 Reid Ave
+/-4988sf; Multi tenant bldg 100% leased; Parking Incl; $549,000
317 Monument Ave
+/-4431sf; New construction located directly on Hwy 98; Parking Included;
$649,000 Also available for lease. Please inquire for terms.
401 Reid Avenue
+/- 5400sf-perfect retail space; $475,000 Also available for lease. Please
inquire for terms. , ,

Marketed Exclusively by: a

850-229-6373 .................


1 br, apt., all until included,
Small pets ok, Furnished,
Walk to grocery & shopp-
ing, call 653-6375
2 br, 1.5 ba, across from
St. Joe beach, $700 mo +
dep. Please call
850-647-6320 leave msg.
Clean 3 br, 2 ba in PSJ,
$750 mo + dep. Call
850-545-5814 or
850-442-3334.



| 6130
2 br, 2 ba, 1200sf Twnhm,
Carrabelle, large deck
$650 mo. $650 dep.
Available 08/01/09 Call for
an appt. 850-562-4996.

Eagle Landing
Spacious
Townhome
New development - Fully
furnished, beautiful & spa-
cious, 3 br, 2 ba
townhome located in
Jones Homestead, Eagle
Landing subdivision. Close
to shopping, downtown
and St. Joseph's Bay.
Monthly rental $850 w/
$900 sac/damage deposit.
Short Term rental option
avail. Call Gulf Coast Prop-
erty Services at
(850)229-2706 for more in-
formation & a tour of the
townhome.




2 /3 br, 2 ba, Completely
renovated, historic, early
school house. North of
Overstreet in Gulf County
on 30 acres. Includes
hardwood floors, walls ,
ceiling with stainless
appliances, granite coun-
tertops, CH&A. Cook
house with wrap around
porch and much more.
Bring your horses and en-
joy the beautiful pasture
land. $1,250 mo Call
850-830-9342



2 bedroom, 1 bath house
457 Madison St. Oak
Grove Area of Port St. Joe.
850-227-7800



2 br, 1 ba, 2nd story Port
St. Joe duplex, Water,
Sewer, Trash, & dryer incl.
No pets, $575 mo
850-899-7766


1| S6140
3 br, 1 ba house for rent or
for sale. Rent is $800 mo.
House price is negotiable.
Call 227-1804
8228 Hwy 98, St Joe
Beach, 2 br, 2 ba house
with gulf view, $795 mo +
dep, 850-647-9214
C-30 Near Indian Pass
between Apalachicola and
Port St. Joe 1 bedroom, 1
bath, enclosed patio, new
renovation, $580.furn with
w&d, $515 unfurn, back-
ground, & credit check:
850-899-1093 for appt



Coastal Cottage, 2 br, To-
tally renovated bath.
Cheerful and clean, Bay
views from back deck,
.close to Highland View
boat ramp. $625 mo. Also
1 br avail, $500 mo. 1st
and last required. Call
(954) 815-1696



Eagle Landing
Townhome
New development- beauti-
ful & spacious 3br, 2ba
townhome located in
Jones Homestead, in the
Eagle Landing Subdivi-
sion, Close to shopping,
downtown and St.
Joseph's Bay. Monthly
rental $875 with $875.
security/damage, deposit.
Call Gulf Coast Property
Services at (850) 229-2706
for more information and a
tour of the townhome.



Eagle Landing
Townhome
New development- beauti-
ful & spacious 2br, 2ba
townhome located in
Jones Homestead, in the
Eagle Landing Subdivi-
sion. Close to shopping,
downtown and St.
Joseph's Bay. Monthly
rental $750 with $750
security/damage deposit.
Call Gulf Coast Property
Services at (850) 229-2706
for more information and a
tour of the townhome.



Gulfaire
Executive 3 br, 2 ba, W&D,
garage, deck, fenced yd,
pool, tennis court, private
beach, pets okay, $925
mo. 850-639-2690 or
832-9702



1 br, fum, travel trailer for
rent. Incld's utility, prvt lot, 2
biks from bch. $525 mo +
$500 dep. Call (941)
720-4941 or (941)
720-4652



2 br 2 ba, 2 blks from bch
fenced in backyard, CH&A
$600/ mo + sec dep. Call
478-454-7181



212 DeSoto St. I blk from
bch, 2br, 1 ba, unfunished.
$450 mo $300 dep. Call
850-647-5325









7100 - Homes
7105 - Open House
7110 - Beach Home/
Property
7120 - Commercial
7130 - CondofTownhouse
7140 - Farms & Ranches
7150 - Lots and Acreage
7160 - Mobile Homes/Lots
7170 - Waterfront
7180 - Investment
Property
7190- Out-of-Town
Great Estate
7200 - Timeshare


S 71O50
Trade 3.96 acres, 300 yards
more or less from public
boat landing on the Appa-
lachicola River in
Blountstown, FL. Mixed
zone use. Boundry & ele-.
vation survey done. Would
make for an ideal
campground/RV park w/
bait and tackle store & or
bar. Property borders 2
paved streets, .both dead
ends. Property is free and
clear with no mortgages or
liens. Want to trade for a
lot on Beacon Hill, St. Joe
Beach, or Mexico Beach
that is zoned that will allow
travel trailers. Property
must be free & clear of any
liens with no mortgages on
parcel. Call 850-674-5026,
674-5887 or 643-1723


Nissan Maxima 1992
$495 down, $2,900 total.
Daylight Auto Financing 9
am to 9pm 215-1769


Saturn SL-1 1996, Four
cylinder, 5 speed, great
MPG, runs great, New tune
up. $2,000 850-648-1194




Chevy Dually 1993 $895
Down $4,900 total Daylight
Auto Financing 9am to
9pm 215-1769


Ford 1995 F-150 $695
Down $3,500 'total.
Daylight Auto Financing 9
am to 9pm 215-1769


Yamaha Majesty, 2006
400 cc, Excellent Con-
dition 11,200 miles,
Great gas saver, asking
$4,300 Call 648-2121



8210
1998 24' Carrable, Off
shore .boat, 225 HP
Yamaha 2 stroke, windlass
anchor, lots of extras, New
electronics, Everything
works, in good condition,
$7,500 850-247-9995




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utility trailer, single axel,
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Bridge at Bay St. Joe launches Compassion Crist encourages investment

Fund for the community and employees at Farm to Fuel summit


The Bridge at Bay St.
Joe cordially invites the
community and its em-
ployees to the Compassion
Fund launch on August 21
starting at 2 p.m.
The Compassion Fund,
a 501 (c) (3), grew out of
.-e. j the desire to provide as-
4 distance and alleviate suf-
fering of our employees
, ARE and communities. The
community and Signature
HealthCARE employees
are eligible to apply for
awards if the recipients


have experienced an un-
expected, catastrophic
event beyond their con-
trol and must be unable
to meet the basic financial
needs without assistance.
Please join the team
at The Bridge at Bay St
Joe, at 220 9th St., Port St
Joe, FL, for the incredible
launch of this non-profit
corporation.
RSVP to Erica Staley
via 561-273-6268 or es-
taley@signaturehealth-
carellc.com.


Cooperative Board of Trustees elects officers


Gulf Coast Electric Cooperative's Board of Trustees
recently elected new officers. -
New officers are as follows: Rupert Brown, presi-
dent; Eddie Jones, vice-president; Kinneth Daniels, sec-
retary; and Waylon Graham, treasurer.
Also, Gus Wise Jr. will serve on the PowerSouth En-
ergy Cooperative Board of Trustees, with Graham act-
ing as the alternate. Daniels and Brown will serve on
the Florida Electric Cooperatives Association Board of


Trustees with Jones acting as the alternate.
Gulf Coast Electric Cooperative is part of the Touch-
stone Energy national alliance of local, consumer-
owned electric cooperatives providing high standards of
service to customers large and small. GCEC serves ap-
proximately 20,500 meters in Bay,. Calhoun, Gulf, Jack-
son, Walton and Washington counties and in the munici-
palities of Wewahitchka, Ebro, White City, Lynn Haven,
Fountain and Southport.


Gulf Coast Electric Cooperative employee news


Gulf Coast Electric Co-
operative is proud to an-
nounce the addition of two
employees to its staff.
Karen Ash joins the of-
fice services department
as a customer service
-representative, and Hal
Walden joins the right-
of-way department as an
equipment operator.
Also, several Gulf Coast
Electric Cooperative em-


ployees recently earned
promotions.
Shannon Burton and
Angie Morris have been
promoted to the title of
customer service repre-
sentative.
Chris Pippin has ad-
vanced to the title of first
class line technician.
Chris Davis, Josh
Hersey, Jeremy Miles,
Nathan Riley and Brennis


Smith have all advanced to
the title of fourth-year line
technician trainee.
David Syfrett has ad-
vanced to the title of line
crew leader.
Bryan Newton has !ad-
vanced to the title of second-
year line technician trainee.
Gulf Coast Electric
Cooperative is part of the
Touchstone Energy na-
tional alliance of local,


consumer-owned electric
cooperatives providing
high standards of service
to customers large and
small. GCEC serves-ap-
proximately 20,500 me-
ters in Bay, Calhoun, Gulf,
Jackson, Walton and Wash-
ington counties and in the
municipalities of Wewa-
hitchka, Ebro, White City,
Lynn Haven, Fountain and
Southport.


ORLANDO - Gov. Char-
lie Crist last week encour-
aged investment in Florida's
renewable energy industry
while addressing attendees
in Orlando at the 2009 Farm
to Fuel Summit, hosted
by Commissioner Charles
Bronson and the Florida
Department of Agriculture
and Consumer Services.
Crist praised investors
and producers of ethanol
and biofuels for their ef-
forts to develop renewable
energy.
"Florida's success as a
national leader in renew-
able energy technology, in-
cluding ethanol and other
biofuel production, benefits
the state's economy and
environment while reduc-
ing our dependence on
foreign oil," said Crist. "I
am committed to continu-
ing the diversification of
Florida's energy portfolio
and the development of our
state as a green technology
business hub."
Crist highlighted Flor-
ida's rise as a national
leader in renewable energy
investment and renewable
energy research and de-
velopment. He also empha-
sized Florida's continued
commitment to growing
a green technology busi-
ness hub in Florida. Since
2006, the state of Florida
has awarded more than $43
million through the Renew-
able Energy and Energy-
Efficient Technologies
Grant Program, with more
than $23 million going to
the bioenergy sector.


In addition to funding
research related to the
production of ethanol using
crops, Florida is investing
in projects that focus on
farming techniques that
minimize the need for wa-
ter and fertilizer.
Florida's recent invest-
ments include research on
biodiesel production from
advanced energy crops,
such as jatropha and algae
that might have consider-
ably greater yields per acre
than traditional oil feed
stocks.
Crist highlighted that
careful study of these sec-
ond generation biofuels is
part of an integrated solu-
tion for meeting Florida's
future energy needs that
also includes improving
fuel economy, designing
communities around smart
growth principles and pro-
moting mass transporta-
tion and conservation.
Florida's leadership in
the area of bioenergy will
benefit from federal stimulus
money. Florida was among
the first 10 states approved
to begin implementation of
American Recovery and Re-
investment Act of 2009 fund-
ing under the State Energy
Program Grant. Florida has
received more than $63 mil-
lion to the Florida Energy
and Climate Commission,
housed within the Executive
Office of the Governor, to
initiate programs designed
to spur economic develop-
ment in renewable energy
and energy efficiency across
the state.


Crist promotes energy-efficient

appliance rebate program


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TALLAHASSEE - Gov.
Charlie Crist continuing
his commitment to increas-
ing energy efficiency and
reducing greenhouse gas
emissions, promoted the
recently announced En-
ergy-Efficient Appliance
Rebate Program during a
visit to Danfoss Turbocor in
Tallahassee. The program,
supported by $17.5 million
from the American Recov-
ery and Reinvestment Act
of 2009, will help Floridians
lower utility costs and make
their homes more energy-
efficient.
"Floridians and busi-
nesses who invest in green
technologies and energy
efficient appliances are
strengthening our econo-
my, increasing our energy
independence and reducing
greenhouse gas emissions,"
said Crist. "I am firmly com-
mitted to ensuring a clean,
diverse and secure energy
future for our state."
Earlier this year, Crist
signed legislation enabling
the Florida Energy and Cli-
mate Commission (FECC)
to develop and manage the
Energy-Efficient Appliance
Rebate Program, a con-
sumer rebate program for
residential energy-efficient
appliances. The FECC will
adopt guidelines consistent
with federal regulations,
designating eligible appli-
ances, rebate amounts and
the process for issuing re-
bates.
Florida will receive $17.5
million in federal funds to
implement the rebate pro-
gram. The Florida Legisla-
ture also allocated appropri-
ated $150,000 for fiscal year
2009-10 to the FECC for the
purpose of administering
the rebate program.
Assuming average re-
bates of 20. percent, based
on median consumer costs,
Floridians can expect to
save the following amounts
on energy-efficient appli-
ances:
* $290 on refrigerators
* $200 on clothes wash-


* $200 on freezers
* $200 on dishwashers
* $65 on room air condi-
tioners
* $40 on humidifiers
Crist's visit to Danfoss
Turbocor included a tour
of the company's 65,000
square foot, stage-one man-
ufacturing plant. Following
the tour, Crist emphasized
Florida's commitment to
continuing the research
and development of energy-
efficient technology. He also
applauded Danfoss Tur-
bocor's success designing
and installing the first com-
pletely oil-free compressors
specifically designed for
the heating, ventilation, air-
conditioning and refrigera-
tion industry. According to
Danfoss Turbocor, the com-
pany's currently installed
base of compressors are
reducing carbon emissions
by more. than 4.4 million
tons per year, equivalent
to removing approximately
600,000 passenger cars from
roadways.
"Governor Crist has cre-
ated a statewide energy
and economic development
agenda for clean and re-
newable energy that leads
the nation," noted Ricardo
Schneider, president and
CEO of Danfoss Thrbocor.
"Danfoss Turbocor looks
forward to being part of the
solution by working to help
the HVAC industry, become
more energy efficient and
environmentally sustain-
able."
Danfoss Turbocor is
scheduled to receive up to
$1.05 million from the state's
Qualified Target Industry
(QTI) Tax Refund Program
and $650,000 from the Quick
Action Closing RFund in an-
ticipation of creating an ad-
ditional 150 jobs by Dec. 31.
Recent capital investments
have netted $12 million in
the local economy. Danfoss
Turbocor currently employs
more than 175 people with
an estimated annual payroll
approaching $10 million.