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YOUR HOMETOWN NEWSPAPER SINCE 1937


YEAR 71, NUMBER 46 ' 1-q / '! 1

Thursday, SEPTEMBER 3, 2009 For breaking news, visit www.starfl. corm 50(



Wewahitchka man held on open murder count


By Tim Croft
Star News Editor
Donnie Mock was told
to leave the home of Robyn
Curtiss last Friday after-
noon after a daylong dis-
agreement between Mock,
his wife and Curtiss, Mock's
ROBYN mother-in-law.
CURTISS Mock left but returned


with his father's gun and
when Curtiss opened the
door and more words were
exchanged, Mock shot Cur-
tiss several times, killing
her.
Mock was arrested a
short time later at a local
convenience store. Mock
was later booked into the
Gulf County Jail on an open


count of murder and being
a felon in possession of a
firearm.
During his first court
appearance to face the
charges on Saturday, Mock
was ordered held without
bond.
According to witnesses,
Mock and his wife, Gynne,
and Curtiss, 58, had been


involved in a domestic ar-
gument earlier on Friday.
The argument continued
throughout the day over
the phone and ended when
Mock returned to the resi-
dence after 6 p.m. ET and
shot Curtiss three times.
At roughly 6:45 p.m. ET
deputies responded to a
911 call at 229 E. Osceola


* I "'-I


PHOTOS BY TIM CROFT I The Star
A crowd of nearly 200 shoehorned into the Board of County Commissioners meeting room to confront Congressman Allen
Boyd on a host of topics, particularly his recent voting record and health care reform.




Local residents speak out
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Boyd gets an earful at town hall meeting


By Tim (roft
Star Nu; s Editor


An audience member commented prior to
the arrival of Congressman Allen Boyd iD-
Monticellow last Wednesday that he hoped to
hear more substantive debate than shouting at
Boyd's town.hall meeting.
There was a sampling of both during the of-
ten tense and sometimes pointed meeting.
Boyd was making the 13th of a planned 15
town hall meetings this month to primarily
discuss energy independence and health care
reform
In the meeting
room of the


Board of County Commissioners, Boyd
found a packed, standing-room-only
crowd of nearly 201o.
And in the back there was a man hold-
ing a sign that could have served as a
portent of the morning events
"What" Spend More to Reduce Debt"
Even Fifth-grader is smarter than that,"
the sign read.
Boyd, who repeatedly cited his alli-
ance with the conservative Blue Dogs of
his party, faced an often hostile and skep-
tical crowd for what was supposed to be
a one hour meeting that sprawled over


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Anticlimactic finish for renewable energy plant meeting


By Tim Croft
Star News Editor
There was a feel of the anti-cli-
mactic to last week's information-
al workshop on a proposed renew-
able energy plant in Gulf County.
The second of two such meet-


ings spanned 90 minutes but
largely traded familiar territory
with little in the way of dissent ex-
pressed from the 30-40 people who
attended.
Biomass Gas & Electric is pro-
posing to construct the Northwest
Florida Renewable Energy Cen-


ter on a 45-acre plot in an industri-
al area of Port St. Joe which was
formerly a coal distribution point
along the Intracoastal Waterway.
The plant, estimated by BG&E
president and its president and
CEO Glenn Farris to cost $160-
S200 million, would bring roughly


200 jobs during construction,
which would take roughly 18
months, and provide 25 perma-
nent jobs once operational.
Some 50-200 jobs could be cre-
ated by the plant's fuel chain,
See PLANT A3


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St. in Wewahitchka, accord-
ing to Sheriff Joe Nugent.
The home at that address
was shared by Mock, his
wife and Curtiss.
The caller, who turned
out to be Mock's wife, ad-
vised that her husband had
just shot her mother and

See MURDER A2


County-


wide voting


fails again

By Marie Logan
Contributing Writer

In the middle of the Aug.
25 regular county commis-
sion'meeting, Commission-
er Warren Yeager re-intro-
duced the issue of county-
wide voting.
He reminded the board
he had raised the issue just
after he was elected to the
commission and that since
a majority of county vot-
ers. had voted for the issue
in the past, "it makes no
sense not to," he said.
Citing the election of
Barack Obama as U.S.
President, Yeager said
there was no need for sin-
gle member districts any
more and made an appeal
to Commissioner Nathan
Peters to "take a different
stance" on the issue.
It makes for better gov-
ernment," Yeager added.
Peters made no com-
ment.
Peters was the one who
filed a federal lawsuit to in-
stitute single-member dis-
tricts in Gulf County in 1982
on the grounds of minority
representation.
Yeager made the mo-
tion to start the process for
county-wide voting through
the county attorney of-.
fice. But the motion failed
3-2. Commissioners Car-
men McLemore, Billy
Traylor and Peters voted
against the motion, Yeager
and Commissioner Bill Wil-
liams voted for it.
Commissioners also
voted 3-2 to sell the county
Road Department yard and
facility in Wewahitchka to
the city of Wewahitchka for
$150,000.
Voting to sell were Yea-
ger, Traylor and Williams.
Voting against the sale were
McLemore and Peters.
Williams said if the
county was really going to
consolidate, as it is in the
process of doing, that the
sale only made sense.
Peters was shocked, he
said, that the price, which
was the appraised value,
was so low. He also insisted
that the board had not even
discussed the idea of sell-
ing and he was opposed to
any action until the topic
had been reviewed.
McLemore stated he
was opposed to selling any
county property.
In the end, the motion
carried to sell the property
to the city of Wewahitchka,
"as is."
In other business con-
ducted at the meeting:
See COUNTY A2


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A2 I The Star


Local


Thursday, September 3, 2009


County suspends lighthouse climbs


By Despina Williams
Star Staff Writer
Until the county resolves
out an insurance liability is-
sue, the Cape San Bias Light-
house tower will be closed to
visitors.
In a special meeting held
Monday, Gulf County Com-
missioners voted 5-0 to pro-
hibit guests from climbing the
tower, which has been opened
for tours since last Septem-
ber.
Quoting a recent Star arti-
cle, which reported 518 tower
visitors in the month of July,
board chairman Nathan Pe-
ters, Jr. vowed that he "would
not let this county be sued" if
an accident occurred on light-
house grounds.
Though county attorney
Tim McFarland estimated that
the county would pay $100,000
.per accident if someone fell
down the tower's steps, he
described the complex issue
of ownership surrounding the
property.
Eglin Air Force Base
owns the land on which the
lighthouse and two keep-
ers' quarters sit, though
the Coast Guard owns
the structures.
According to McFarland,


"We would really hope that this local
historical treasure could continue to be
open to the public."

- Charlotte Pierce


the county has "no formal
relationship with the Coast
Guard," though the Coast
Guard has signed off on vari-
ous renovation grants over
the years.
The county entered into
a 2004 lease agreement with
Eglin AFB for use of the
property, and has subleased
it - through a verbal agree-
ment only - to the St. Joseph
Historical Society.
The historical society
oversees gift shop and tower
operations and profits from
merchandise sales and tower
climbs ($5 per tour.)
Last Thursday, commis-
sioner Warren Yeager, county
manager Don Butler and risk
management director Denise
Manuel met with historical
society) president Charlotte
Pierce and lighthouse board
member Eda Ruth Taylor to
discuss liability issues.
Though Yeager reported
that the historical society


members were amenable to
any solution recommended
by the board, commissioners
Bill Williams and Peters ex-
pressed frustration that the
members did not appear at
the special meeting.
"They're available to take
$5 for people .walking up the
ladder, but they're not here
to come up with a plan," said
Williams.
Williams expressed con-
cern that the county has "no
operational oversight" over
day-to-day operations.
He suggested that the Gulf
County Tourist Development
Council might replace the
society as a "middle agency,"
calling the TDC "a natural
agent to help us facilitate
this."
After the vote, Peters
tasked Yeager with meeting
with the historical society and
Manuel to continue hammer-

See LIGHTHOUSE A8


DESPINA WILLIAMS I| The Star
Gulf County Commissioners voted 5-0 to close the Cape San Bias
Lighthouse tower-to visitors until .the county hammers out an insurance
liability issue.


COUNTY from page Al


* Williams asked for cit-
izen's comments and sug-
gestions on future uses for
Veterans Memorial Park
at Beacon Hill. Williams
is working on a grant to
broaden the park's facili-
ties and usage, particularly
based on memorials and
recognition of veterans.
* Peters reported that,
after consideration, he
thought it was best to con-
tinue advertising with The


Star newspaper instead of
advertising in the Panama
City News Herald because
of costs.
He passed the chair to
McLemore and made a mo-
tion to do so, saying past is-
sues had been resolved.
Traylor pushed to con-
tinue working with the
News Herald, asking for
comments from Don But-
ler, Gulf County adminis-
trator.


At the request of Yeager,
the issue was tabled until
Yeager and Williams could
discuss the situation with
The Star personnel.
* Peters described to
the board what he 'termed
"a major problem that
could jeopardize the coun-
ty," referring to the Cape
San Blas lighthouse hold-
ing public tours and allow-
ing people to climb to the
top of the tower.


Stating that the county
did not have insurance
to cover such activity, he
called for the board to take
action that night and close
the tower to the public.
Other issues between
the lighthouse use, the Air
Force and the Coast Guard
were brought up.
Yeager, whose district
encompasses. Cape San
Blas, asked the board to
allow him to meet with


SETTING IT STRAIGHT
Last week's story on the Port St. Joe commission's
decision to add "In God we Trust" to the city's logo
indicated Commissioner Charles Stephens voted
against the motion. That was in error. The two
dissenting votes were cast by Mayor Mel Magidson
and Commissioner Greg Johnson. The Star regrets
the error.


the county's risk manage-
ment director and the Gulf
County Historical Society,


which operates the light-
house, to try to solve the
problem.


I0l w y s o lie0 w w st rfl co0


MURDER from page Al


that her mother was dead.
Mock had left the house by
the time deputies arrived.
Mock was found about an
hour later pumping gas at a
local convenience store.
He was arrested without


incident and gave investi-
gators a statement in which
he admitted to shooting
Curtiss.
According to the Florida
Department of Corrections,
Mock was convicted of bur-


glary in 2000 and sentenced
to two years in prison.
Curtiss had recently
moved from South Florida
to Wewahitchka and the
home of her daughter and
Mock.


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Thursday, September 3, 2009


Local


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PLANT from page Al


which will rely on wood, for-
est residue and fast-grow-
ing grasses to create hy-
drogen using a gasification
system to turn turbines to
supply electricity.
An ultimate goal is to
create a 6,000 acre growing
operation for feed stocks
and fast-growing grasses
to fuel the plant.
The company has a
power-purchase agree-
ment with Progress Energy
under which the utility will
purchase 100 percent of the
electricity generated by the
plant, a spokeswoman with
the utility said.
"We don't bring bad
projects to the communi-
ty," said Ed Nelson, execu-
tive director of the county
Economic Development
Council, which has worked
closely with BG&E to bring
the plant to Gulf County as
foundation for a "green"
energy park the county
hopes will come to fruition
through a partnership with
Florida's Great Northwest,
a regional economic devel-
opment organization.
"This community has
some ideal assets for this
project. This is perfect
for Gulf County. This is a
positive project," Nelson
added.
Nelson said his calcula-
tions indicated $41 million
in local spending during
construction with a $72 mil-
lion overall economic im-
pact to the county, with that
number about $15 million
per year opce the plant is
operational.
Nelson also noted that
in 2002 there were some
66,000 jobs nationwide cre-
ated by biomass energy
projects. That number is
expected to climb to 128,000
next year and to 266,000 in
another decade.
"And we have a lot of in-
terest from companies in
the green energy park and
it is not even up yet," Nel-
son said.
Woody biomass also rep-
resents more renewable
energy right now in the
country than wind, solar
and geo-thermal combined,
producing enough energy
nationwide to power 4 mil-
lion homes, Farris added.
Farris made a presen-
tation similar to one two
weeks ago during the first
informational meeting.
In large measure, the
focus of his and other com-
ments was to address ques-
tions raised during the first
informational meeting two
weeks prior.
A major one was the use
of city water at the plant.
The plant will use re-
claimed water - so-called
gray water - from the
city's wastewater treat-
ment plant which is adja-
cent to the NWFREC.
"We will not take away
from the potable city wa-


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storage and drying bins


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and hetoI a irFor drying bbiomias
Step 6 - Syngas is filtered Step 3 - Gasifier turns biomass into a hot


to remove particulntes


syngos that flows downward to heat exchanger


The University of Auburn is doing extensive research into woody biomass for producing energy. Here is a
module the university brought to Gulf County along with a chart explaining how gasification works.


ter," Farris said, "and most
of the water we do use will
evaporate."
Farris added that po-
table water at the plant will
likely come from a well dug
on site.
As for the ash, 30-40 tqns
a day, that will be a waste
byproduct of the plant and
it could be used for a variety
of uses, including landfill
cover, to produce concrete
and road bed material and
for soil conditioner.
"It is.benign, it is safe,"
Farris said.
Farris also emphasized
that this would be. a plant
that uses wood, forest
residue and grasses for
fuel and would not burn
household garbage, items
from the county landfill or
similar fuel sources that
some biomass plants are
designed to burn.
"It is not an incinerator,
we are nothing anywhere
close to an incinerator,"
Farris said. "We are not
going to use household
garbage or tires because
the* plant, is not designed


for that. It is designed for
woody biomass."
He added that the com-
pany is in talks with forest-
ry companies for the fuel
that will feed his plant, so
no clear-cutting to feed the
plant, but instead a stew-
ardship of the land and for-
ests is central to the plant's
sustainability.
"Realistically, it makes
no sense to clear cut and
not replant," Farris said.
"The types of material we
use are the small value ma-
terials. The good wood is
going to furniture makers,
wood makers, that sort of
thing.
"Our fuel plant is all
about sustainability. If not
we would not be talking to
any bankers."
Farris also noted that
as opposed to Tallahassee,
where BG&E originally
sought to site its plant, the
plant will be in an industrial
site, with the closest resi-
dence a half-mile away in
Highland View.
In Tallahassee the pri-
mary focus for opponents


of the plant was its place-
ment in an industrial park
in a residential area.
And for last week's
meeting Farris had the
added benefit of visual aids
in the form of a demonstra-
tion model from the Univer-
sity of Auburn, which was
erected outside the county
courthouse.
Folks were able to get up
close to a module powering
a V-8 motor using wood pel-
lets. The University of Au-
burn has been working on
renewable energy efforts
for over a year, said re-
search engineer Christian
Brodbeck.
"We think gasification is
one of the best ways to go,"
Brodbeck said. "We found it
works really well. It meets
California emission stan-
dards which are the tough-
est in the country. We can
add value to forest residue
and farm waste or grasses.
"We are trying to estab-
lish ourselves as one of the
major research universities
in the country in renewable
energy. Sustainable forest


products mean less carbon
dioxide and biomass burn-
ing of wood may be carbon
neutral or nearly carbon
negative."
Brodbeck noted that
65 percent of land area in
the Southeastern United
States was forest land and
that America is the third-
largest producer of wood
pellets in the world. Eighty
percent of those pellets are
consumed in Europe.
Roy Lee Carter, the
county extension agent,
said the University of
Florida's Institute for Food
and Agricultural Sciences
(IFAS) endorsed woody
biomass burning to create
energy as a viable science
and process.
Additionally, county
commissioner Billy Traylor,
joined by local contractor
Kenny Strange and county
administrator Don Butler,
traveled to the Univer-
sity of South Carolina last
week to see a similar plant
which is a fourth the size of
the one proposed for Gulf
County.


The plant is situated on
campus, within 150 feet of
classrooms on all sides,
Traylor said.
"As far as noise and be-
ing an ugly sight, it was
nothing like that," Traylor
said. "It can't be that bad
for that plant to sit in the
middle of that campus. It
was a natural thing in a
natural site."
Strange added, "I
worked at the paper mill.
When the plant was run-
ning you could smell it.
When the plant was down
for maintenance you could
smell it. (In South Caroli-
na) there was no smell and
you could hold a conversa-
tion inside the plant. It was
not loud, it did not stink.
"Everybody has been
more than open about giv-
ing us the information. I
hope it is going to come
here. Another green plant
is going to see that Gulf
County is a place that
wants them. We've got to
find some industry to come
here. People are leaving be-
cause there are no jobs."
A more cautious voice
was provided by Steve
Wilkie of the Bay County
Green Party, who asked a
series of questions about
particle pollution, air qual-
ity standards for the plant
and permitting.
"We continue to hear
it is a green project and
from the information giv-
en it sounds like a green
project," Wilkie said. "But
I would urge you to wait
until the final (permit) sub-
mission. I'm interested in
seeing the permit before I
make a final judgment."
Farris said the permit
applications, one for an
air permit - an air quality
study is already underway
- and another for a gen-
eral land permit,.would be
submitted before the end
of the week. He also said
he had some financing in
place, but not all and was
considering several op-
tions.
He expects to have per-
mitting completed and be
ready for construction in
the first quarter of next
year, particularly since
the Florida Department of
Environmental Protection
was on the verge of issuing
the permits in Tallahas-
see before BG&E chose to
leave in the face of strong
opposition.
Opposition, it should be
noted, that was not univer-
sal in Tallahassee. At the
Tallahassee city commis-
sion meeting considering
the plant, the speakers
were nearly divided evenly
in support or opposition to
the plant.
Farris can not apply for
a development permit from
the city of Port St. Joe until
the plant receives the per-
mits from the FDEP


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Thursday, September 3, 2009


Keyboard KLATTERINGS




Magic words


Michael Lister
is one of a kind, a .,
Renaissance man
and wordsmith
that make him a
county asset. J
A series of
mystery novels, TIM
screenplays, Star ne
plays, short
stories and
essays, Lister not only
writes in those genres,
he excels, providing
for,readers words that
engage, words that offer
a reader a glimpse into
their own world.
And Lister is generous
with his talent.
Last year, as economic
times toughened, Lister
donated some 1,000
copies of his books to any
interested reader.
His Tupelb Theater
offers a showcase for
local talent and films,
such as tonight when
the theater will host
an environmental film
festival. He also holds an
annual writing workshop
to promote and engage,
local writers.
This is a man who
follows a muse, yes, but
also his heart, in his
writing and in his actions.
This Saturday, at
Gaskin Park, he will
officially launch his new
book, Double Exposure,
which represents a
significant departure
from his John Jordan
mystery series.
Lister calls the book
his best to date.
And he will be
donating all profits from
the book to conservation
efforts in the area.
There is a reason.
Double Exposure
is primarily set in the
swamps of North Florida,
where the protagonist
has, after life events,
most particularly the
death of his father, altered
his course, returned to
an early love, wildlife
photography.
In doing so, the main
character becomes
enmeshed in a murder
mystery, but more
importantly he finds
himself facing his own
mortality and pondering
life and all its meaning.
"It's a literary thriller,"
Lister said. "It is not
your traditional murder
mystery, but it also deals
with the mysteries of life."
But this slim volume
of just more than 200
pages represents an
achievement for the
author that will pay
off handsomely for the
reader.
Photography, the


' snapshots of
. time, feed the
prose, which,
in short bursts,
fills in the blanks
of Remington
James' life, world,
CROFT mind and soul.
ws editor The succinct
prose, the
absence of much
punctuation calls to
mind several prominent
authors, including
Cormac McCarthy.
"That is a high
compliment," Lister said.
"I didn't necessarily want
the prose to be spare, but
I wanted the punctuation
to be spare," he added,
noting it was a product
of the writing style he
adopted for his latest
book and the look of the
printed story on the page.
That style is one of
the reasons that Lister
labels Double Exposure
his best, which will be
published by Tyrus Books
of Madison, Wisc.
"I'm really pleased
with the stylistic
achievement," Lister
said. "It is the next step
for me.
"The subject matter
lent itself to the style. It
is almost impressionism
through content."
The story jumps from
third person narration to
first person flashbacks
of James' time on earth,
his contemplation of what
this life is all about, his
memories and how the
world and the events in
his life have shaped him.
"It says a lot of things
I wanted to say, about
'the meaning of life,
meditation, how events
shape lives," Lister said.
Listed said the book
started with a simple
image.
"That image was this
ghastly image of those
green-hued photographs
that a wildlife
photographer would
capture, particularly at
night or around dusk,"
Lister said.
From there it was a
matter of decoding a story
in his mind and on paper
and adopting a style that
would fit that image.
Those often ghostly
images of wildlife
permeate the story, and
some frames that James
captures ultimately
set in motion a murder
mystery, which threads
its way through James'
meditations on his life in
the novel.
Those frames bring
danger and lead to the

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Symbolic logic


They might have occurred in
different meetings in different
weeks, but County Commissioner
Warren Yeager and Port St. Joe
City Commissioner John Reeves
provided further evidence of the
stranglehold symbolism holds over
action in county government.
Yeager walked into the county-
wide voting maelstrom with a plea
last week to County Commission
Chairman Nathan Peters Jr. to put
an end to single-member districts.
Joined by Commissioner Bill
Williams, Yeager emphasized that
Peters held the key to ending the
single-member districts, which have
held county taxpayers hostage for
more than two decades.
Yeager should be applauded for
engaging the subject, which has
been left dormant for more than a
year after the last vote ended the
same way last as Tuesday's 3-2 vote
in favor of keeping single-member
districts.
But Yeager's plea was more
symbolic than realistic because he
effectively was asking the Three
Kings of Peters and commissioners
Billy Traylor and Carmen McLemore
to loosen their vise-grip on the
county.
Yeage? knows too well the
entitlement to office that is palpable
during county commission meetings,
in words and deeds.
He also knows that none of the
Three Kings have indicated the
slightest intention, save when they
were just fibbing as part of a bit of
sport to bounce Peters from the
chairmanship several years ago, of
ever giving up the spoils of holding
office.
When one only has to face 20
percent of the voters in the county
at the most to secure re-election for
a seat to which you have become
quite accustomed, that's a seat that
is hard to let go of, as McLemore,
Peters and Traylor have amply
demonstrated.
There was no small irony
last week when Traylor stood


during a town hall meeting with
Congressman Allen Boyd to ask
Boyd to go back to Washington to let
Speaker of the House-Nancy Pelosi
and others know that folks in Gulf
County are "real people and real
Americans."
Most real people and Americans
don't participate as a member of
a select group that holds so much
sway over the county that everybody
else, especially those who majority
of voters wishing for county-wide
voting, is just tilting at windmills.
Yeager, to his credit, was fulfilling
a campaign promise and attempting
to make himself, Williams and their
districts relevant, but the only
relevance any of them has to the
Three Kings is dollars, property tax
dollars, Gulf County tea for three.
Consider how the board looks
upon the public dollar. Since May,
the commission has been placing
certain Planning, Development and
Review Board advertisements in
the Panama City newspaper, a sister
paper to this one.
Every time they have done so -
and note the money ends up at the
same place - the county is spending
$250 more than if the ad was placed
in The Star.
The way the ads have been
placed, there is no issue of timing
because they typically appear on the
same day this newspaper hits the
streets.
So, not only is the concept of
"buying local" put on its ear, but it
also has cost taxpayers, as of the
first week of August, an additional
' $2,500. That is in three months.
Given time, we'll be talking real
money, but, hey, what the Three
Kings wish, the Three Kings receive.
And these commissioners don't
give a horse's hind side about
taxpayer rponey if there is axe to
grind, which is effectively what this
advertising business amounts to,
whether the Three Kings wish to
acknowledge it - hell will thus have
officially frozen over - or not.
Yeager and Williams, and


the voters in their districts
who shoulder a majority of the
county's property tax load,
will have relevance only if they
move to secede from the county
- McLemore has stated he'd be
fine with it - and to think otherwise
renders Yeager's effort purely
symbolic. �
Sometimes, though, an elected
official hits the head of the nail
cleanly, and Port St. Joe City
Commissioner Greg Johnson did so
when he labeled Reeves' motion to
change the city's logo to include "In
God We Trust" as inappropriate at
this time.
What Reeves is trying to
accomplish is elusive.
What exactly does the change
in logo accomplish? How does that
change assist the city in dealing
with the financial mess it has
on its hands? How does it assist
the property owners who have
absorbed two increases in water/
sewage rates with another on the
way next month? How does it help
the folks on fixed incomes and
seniors who see the city's millage
rate rise more, percentage-wise,
than the values of their homes
dropped the past year?
And forget all about the First
Amendment to the Constitution,
which not only forbids any
government restriction on the
practice of religion or government
promotion of religion.
And the Founding Fathers who
crafted that document lived in a
time when faith played a far more
prominent role in daily life than it
does today.This is about symbolism,
about erecting a pretty curtain to
hide the fraying fabric behind it.
This is about avoiding the tough
choices and putting lipstick on a
sow's ear by invoking faith.
It is, like the nonsense last week
about county-wide voting, about
commissioners deflecting the public
they are alleged to be serving from
realizing that the emperors have no
clothes.


They're doing exploratory surgery on us!


I can tell you the
problem with the health
care "reform." The
proposed legislation is
ONE THOUSAND PAGES
long! Hello! Gibbon's
extraordinarily wordy and
detailed description of "The
History of the Decline and
Fall of the Roman Empire"
wasn't much longer. And
it took six volumes and
covered centuries! "War
and Peace" came and went
with fewer pages! "Gone
with the Wind" was barely
a thousand pages. And I
couldn't make it through it;
I fell asleep around about
the time Scarlett took her
third husband.
This document is too
big to blame on one 'junior
congressman" from up
North. I fear some of our
representatives had to
be involved. And they're
expecting us to digest and
comprehend a thousand *
word document that doesn't
have one character in it as
dynamic as Julius Caesar,
as precious as Melanie
Hamilton or as roguish as
Rhett Butler. No wonder
people are scratching their
heads!
I'm not necessarily for
.or against here. I'm just
supposing out loud that
length, by nature, makes
for confusion. Brother
L. H. Hatcher used to
drift off into some pretty
lengthy discourses on the
importance of John the
Baptist or them Hebrew
children in the fiery
furnace. I was already
thinking about the fried
chicken and the potato
salad that was waiting as
soon as he could wrap this
thing up. The longer he
talked, the more confused
I got. Was John the one
with the long hair that
married Delilah? Or is


he the beloved
disciple that got
the "revelation"
in the end? And
was it Daniel that
climbed into the
fire with Shad and
the boys? Or was
it someone else? I KE
just couldn't follow COl
the speechifying. Hunk
As a teenager I
was sitting in the
balcony when Randall and
Ruth Ann and Pam got to
whispering and passing
those notes around. Bro.
Hatcher stopped right in
the middle of getting that
wandering herd across the
Sinai Peninsula, looked up
at us and said, "You young
folks need to be quiet and
listen to the message."
You talk about a 12 word
sermon! It's one I've never
forgotten, partly for the
embarrassment of it, but
mostly because of the two
whippings I got before the
fried chicken was served!
My first full day ever of
college football practice, an
assistant coach was going
over the nuances of playing
defensive halfback. "You've
got to line up on the inside
leg of the wide receiver,
read the quarterback's
eyes, take a back pedal
drop step as the ball is
snapped and shift your hips
to the inside if the receiver
slants toward the middle,
but you've got to rotate the
hips the other way, take a
cross over step and turn
and run..." I was about to
quit football. Coach Carter
sprinted over. "Boy, you
watch that guy right there.
If they throw the ball to
him, intercept it; if you
can't, knock it down; if the
worst of worst happens and
he catches it, tackle him
immediately!"
"Yes, sir."


Sl
LB
er


Let's not
complicate health
care beyond all
reason. It ought
to be four pages
long. The first page
should state who
gets it The second
LEY page could tell us
IERT how much it is gong
r down to cost. The third,
who we thank if it
succeeds. And the
fourth page will state who
is responsible and what
their exact punishment is if
it doesn't work.
I wonder if in any of
those one thousand plus
pages mentions SSS
Tonic. That, and castor
oil, was our heath plan in
the 1950s. The castor oil
was administered daily to
ward off coughs, croup,
rickets, warts and evil
spirits. The SSS Tonic was
for everything else! I kid
you not. Nobody knows
for sure exactly what the
paregoric elixir contained,
but I guarantee you it could
cool you down if you had
a fever or warm you up if
you had the chills. It was
great for diarrhea and
equally effective if you were
constipated. You could
drink it, rub it on your chest
or mix it with a spider web
to make a compress to stop
the bleeding. We sprayed
any leftover SSS on our
fence rows to kill the weeds.
Something worked!
I don't know if it was
the sunshine and turnip
greens. The outdoor
labor or the buttermilk
and cornbread. We were
an incredibly healthy
generation.
We went to town to see
Dr. Holmes only if we were
dying. The oldest female
in the family took care
of every other medical
problem. Doc Holmes had


a most reasonable payment
plan. He would take money.
Or you could, as we often
did, co-pay by bringing
him a chicken, or a dozen
eggs or a hamper of shelled
peas. Doe didn't refuse
nobody for no reason.
The powers-to-be can
say, "Well, it is much more
complicated today" or
"This is a different time"
or "It is a complex problem
that the masses don't
understand" 'til the cows
come home. Give us a four-
page explanation, and see if
we can get it!
All of this kinda reminds
me of that trial they had
over at the county seat in
Huntingdon back when I
was a kid. I believe it was
1956. Mr. Ross Henning was
caught fairly red-handed
"doctoring" the books at
the Tri-County Savings
and Loan. I think the
ever expanding farm, the
numerous trips to Florida
and the brand new Cadillac
every year gave him away.
Miss Pennington testified
that the money was sure
enough missing. The
district attorney got up and
showed the incriminating
evidence, said "Mr.
Henning was the only one
privy to it, so he is guilty
beyond any reasonable
doubt," and he sat down.
The defense attorney
talked for three straight
days! We, of course, were
attending the trial like
everyone else in Carroll
County. I grew a little
impatient, "Dad, why is it
taking so long?"
"Son, the lawyer with
the weakest argument just
naturally has got to do the
most talking."
I rest my case.

Respectfully,
Kes


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A5 I The Star Letters


Thursday, September 3,2009


, Business as usual
in Gulf County?
Dear Editor and Voters of Gulf
County,
At the Gulf County BOCC
meeting held Tuesday, Aug.
25, 2009, Warren Yeager,
commissioner from District 5,
moved that the BOCC begin
the process to revert to county
wide voting. He appealed to
Commissioner Peters to drop his
opposition to county wide voting
and let this county move forward.
Commissioner Williams seconded
the motion. The motion failed by a
vote of 3 to 2.
Single member districts,
which was probably a good court
decision over 20 years ago, is now
a guarantee that three men will sit
on the BOCC for as long as they
wish. The court order to provide
full representation to the citizens
of North Port St. Joe produced
the unintended consequence
of lifetime jobs for Carmen
McLemore and Billy Traylor. I
don't believe that was the intent of
the court.
The voters of Gulf County have
clearly expressed their desire
for county wide voting. This has
fallen on deaf ears. At the Aug. 25
meeting, Commissioner Traylor
said his opposition to county wide
voting is the cost to the county
to fight this in court. About three
years ago, Commissioner Traylor
firmly stated he would fight all
the way to the Supreme Court to
reestablish county wide voting.
Money is not the issue here.
Commissioners McLemore
and Traylor, we were not born
yesterday. The reason you are
against county wide voting is
very simple - if you put your
name on a county wide ballot
you will be voted out of office. As
for Commissioner Peters, Mrs.
Shirley Jenkins (tax collector) is
proof that an African-American
can be elected, and re-elected,


. county wide in Gulf County.
Sixty-one percent of the votes
for President Obama came from
white Americans. Commissioner
Peters, the only way our county
and country moves forward is for
everyone to put aside skin color.
We, the people, are tired
of county leaders who wish to
increase their own power and
influence, disregarding the wishes
of the voters, simply in an effort to
hold on to their commission seat.
As long as we have five fiefdoms
this county will never operate
efficiently.
The most recent example of
inefficierit government is the
decision to consolidate county
departments to the northern
end of the county. I am all for
consolidation but I, along with
many others, am asking why the
departments are being moved
to Howard Creek when most of
the work is done in the south end
of the county. While in budget
meetings with everyone focused
on the idea of cutting the budget,
Commissioners McLemore and
Traylor deftly manipulated the
BOCC to move the operations to
the northern end of the county.
This decision is clearly not in
the best interest of Gulf County
as a whole. This is just another
political feather in the McLemore/
Traylor "district" cap.
On more than one occasion,
Commissioner Traylor has
said consolidation should have
happened 10 years ago. Since I
began attending BOCC meetings
four years ago, I have heard
Commissioner Traylor, who has
been a member of the Board
for nearly 20 years, reference a
number of issues that the Board
should have dealt with years ago.
Poor decisions made by the BOCC
over the past two decades, which
included Commissioner Traylor
the entire time, have contributed
to the current budget crisis.
During the real estate boom, tax


dollars were rolling in almost
faster than the Board could spend
them. Had the Board handled
taxpayer dollars wisely a few
years ago, this county would have
millions of dollars in reserves
today.
Over 200 years ago a war was
fought over taxation without
representation. It is time we take
back our government, starting at
the local level. It's time for a new
revolution - time to vote into office
individuals who will represent the
entire county. The refusal of the
Gulf County BOCC to go back to
court to reestablish county wide
voting is not about black or white,
north or south. It is about right or
wrong. And what is happening in
Gulf County is wrong.

Barbara Radcliff
Port St. Joe

Defensive Tactics
Dear Editor:
. On Wednesday one could ask,
"Did we have a Town Hall Meeting
with Congressman Boyd or was it
a classic exhibit of "Defense by a
Politician"?
We were fortunate, by chance,
to have a front row seat during
the gathering. It became obvious
very, very quickly that the
Congressman had his "planned
and rehearsed opening comments
down pat." At times when
interrupted by some in the crowd
he was masterful in taking a
breath and not missing a beat with
his statement.
When, and it was often, that
he got drilled on his voting
record and his closeness to the
Speaker of the House he would
grip the side of the podium with a
death grip, gritting his teeth and '
tightening his jaw prior to going
into his "pat response."
When he was challenged on
how he would vote, he would turn
and ask, "What type insurance


do you have?" If the response
was Medicare or VA his response
was, 'Oh you like government
involvement?'"
When asked, "Will you accept,
to include other members of
Congress, the same government
coverage that is being proposed
for us?" His response, "I have the
same coverage as you!"
When challenged about
his farm in Jefferson County
receiving $1.5 million dollars from
the government his response, "My
great-grandfather........." This
again was a canned response, at
the end avoiding the question.
When questioned and
provided insight to the situation
of a young man in a wheel chair
that had broken his hip and was
unable to get treatment by the
VA he again went on the defense.'
His response, "If you don't like
the system I have someone here
who can assist you in opting
out of the program." The same
answer he gave to others who
had Social Security Benefits and
Medicare.
When asked by the second
largest employer in the county,
if he, Congressman Boyd, would
come to her business and tell
her employees that if the current
health care plan passes they will
lose their jobs, his reply was,
"Of course, I have my district
rep with me and he can make
the arrangements." When the
rep entered the room her reply
was "I asked him three times to
set it up before without results."'
SLAM, we hope you noticed the
drain of blood from his face? More
death grip teeth grinding and jaw
tightening.
One might also wonder....
He proudly noted that he had
some 13 years in Congress. What
wasn't included is'why with the
current Congress controlled by
the Democrats that he isn't a
Chairman of any committee?
Seems at least to this observer


that a Chairmanship would bring
a certain amount of leverage that
could benefit District 2 and those
who live here?
Lastly, why would one resort
to attempted embarrassment of'
a person asking a question? This
we believe was his attempt at
former Sheriff Al Harrison. Mr.
Harrison made a very pointed
and direct statement and it
was immediately, we believed,
attacked by the congressman
when he asked, "What did you do
for employment?" Mr. Harrison
replied, "I was the former Gulf
County Sheriff and I retired from
the Florida Highway Patrol." With
a chuckle the Congressman said,
"I knew that."
On this same note of
"Defense" it is not anything
new to us in Gulf County. Try,
making a statement at a county
commission meeting that is
contraire to some commissioner's
view. Commissioners will
immediately attack the person
with such statements as, "You
are the problem, You don't have
the slightest idea from what you
speak" and the famous "and so
on" or it's not our fault scenario,
and at the end of the day, etc., and
you are responsible for us having
two time zones?
What a pitiful circus!
With the election coming in
the near term, one might want
to be careful in their selection
for Congress. We currently have
who we have, and the opposition
appears to be our current State
Senator Al Lawson. Ask yourself,
"When was the last time you saw
the senator in Gulf County?" If
you think more than four times in
four years, then you must be one
who "is connected," belongs to
the Wewa Mafia, or the Dalkeith
Elitist Group, but probably not?
Not much of a choice, is it?


Bo Williams
Port St. Joe


CROFT from page A4


circumstances in which
James must take stock
of himself while saving
himself.
Although Lister
perceives the book as a
literary evolution of sorts,
and Double Exposure
is a unique writing
achievement, he somehow
pulls off a story that is also
an action adventure.
"I try to tell an
entertaining and
suspenseful story that will
leave the reader thinking,"
Lister said.
In January, after the
book had already been
submitted to his publisher,
Lister had a brainstorm
while preparing lunch in
his kitchen.
Recalling the Christmas
book giveaway, Lister
wanted to donate the
profits from Double
Exposure to conserving,
the very lands that provide
the setting for the novel,
the Apalachicola River
basin and its swamps and
sloughs.
His protagonist is
fighting to survive in the
book; Lister is trying to
ensure the landscape
surrounding James for
much of the novel also
survives.
His editor agreed to the


idea, the publisher was on
board and Lister's agent
made it unanimous.
"This whole thing is just
unique," Lister said.
The launch party will
be held from 4-6 p.m. CT
on Sept. 5 at Gaskin Park
in Wewahitchka, a great
launching spot to see the
Apalachicola River and,
therefore, an appropriate
spot for launching a book
in which the river plays an
important role.
And for a book
that Lister hopes will
ultimately help conserve
the river by donating
money to efforts in Gulf
County to do just that.
The launch party
will also include a
photography exhibit
and a film about the
Apalachicola by Elam
Stoltzfus, who movingly
told the story of Florida's
largest river and the
people who live along it in
a movie two years ago.
In two weeks, Lister also
will host a book signing at
Palm Tree Books in Port
St. Joe, an effort, Lister
said, that in part is about
promoting reading and the
assets Gulf County has for
the written word.
One of those would be
the author himself.


Saving is the new spending


One small silver lining
from the recent economic
downturn is that people
have begun saving again.
For decades, personal
savings rates hovered ,
around 10 percent of after-
tax income, but beginning
in the late 1980s, rates JA
steadily declined. ALDE
As the stock market
soared, so did home values and
401(k) balances. Many people felt
richer - at least on paper - and
the lessons learned during the Great
Depression about saving for hard
times faded into distant memory.
But today, as usually happens
during severe recessions, the
average savings rate has begun
rising again. Why this turnaround?
Financial experts cite many
reasons:
* People fear losing their jobs
and want a financial safety net.
* Those approaching retirement
need to boost their net worth
slashed by plummeting home
values and retirement accounts.
* Costs for high-ticket items,
such as medical expenses, college
and retirement, have far outpaced
the rate of inflation.
* Many fear future funding for
government-provided benefits, such
as Social Security and Medicare, is
at risk.
* Lending standards have
become much more stringent, so
qualifying for loans and credit is
more difficult.


Although increasing
. savings during tough times
would seem to be much
more difficult than during
prosperous times, clearly
- many people have figured
. I out how. Here are a few
strategies for building your
SOMAN savings:
RMAN * Track spending. Write
down every cent you spend
for a month on food, gas, clothes,
entertainment - everything.
Review the list and see what you
could live without or at least reduce.
For example, brown-bagging once a
week would save 20 percent on your
lunch budget - hundreds of dollars
a year.
* Shop for better rates. Compare
checking and savings account
interest rates at www.bankrate.
com/checking.aspx. Also, the Credit
Union National Association can
help you find credit unions you
might be eligible to join (www.
creditunion.coop/culocator).
* Reduce fees. Banking and
credit card fees for things, such as
overdrafts and late payments, can
quickly erode interest earnings, so
carefully monitor your balances and
account activity. Bouncing one less
check a month could save hundreds
of dollars a year.
* Pay down debt. Earning 2'
percent on savings is quickly offset
by interest paid on credit card
balances carried forward, so always
try to pay more than the minimum
amount due.


* Review insurance policies.
Shop around for better car and
homeowner's insurance rates;
you always can ask your current
carrier to match better rates
found elsewhere. And consider
raising deductibles, which cAn save
hundreds of dollars.
* Avoid "retail therapy." Before
hitting the mall, shop your own
closet for "had-to-have" outfits still
on their original hangers.
Check your pantry for duplicate
products, as well.
* Save energy. Visit www.
energystar.gov for tips on reducing
home energy consumption and to
learn about relevant rebates and
tax credits.
* Drive your car an extra couple
of years - you'll save thousands of
dollars on depreciation and reduce
your insurance premium.
For additional savings strategies,
as well as links to other helpful
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MBARA Tournament sets record for entries


The Mexico Beach Arti-
ficial Reef Association held
its 13th Annual Kingfish
Tournament on Saturday,
Aug. 29 and set an all-time
record for entries in this
fund-raising event. Ron
Childs, tournament director,
said, "We had 193 boats this
year enter the tournament
with almost a thousand an-
glers fishing for the biggest
king mackerel."
Childs added, "People
came from as far away as
Nashville, Tdnnessee, to
.fish, and we had a wonder-
ful tournament - a perfect
weekend."
The first place king
mackerel was caught by
John Douglas in the boat
named Chicken Shack. It


weighed 37.85 pounds. Sec-
ond place went to John
Conyers in Thirsty Girl with
a king mackerel weighing
37.50 pounds. Teresa Cher-
ry caught a 36.0 pound king
for third place in the boat
named Brown Eyed Girl.
The largest Wahoo was
caught by Lynn McKeithan,
and it was really huge. The
fish weighed 70.60 pounds.
The largest Spanish macker-
el was caught by Tim Waltz.
It .weighed 4.85 pounds.
This tournament is the
biggest fundraiser for the
MBARA which has built
over 200 reefs since 1997 us-
ing eight permitted areas
off of Mexico Beach and
Port St. Joe, Florida.
Childs said, "We had al-


most 2,000 people on Friday
night at the Captains' Party
and cooked 800 pounds of
sausage.
"That has becomeone of
the biggest events in Mexi-
co Beach and provides a lot
of economic support for the
economy," Childs said.
The MBARA plans to
use funds from this event
to put out the new grouper
reef designed by Keith Neel
of the MBARA which will
support the development of
Gag grouper as they move
from the grass beds of St.
Joe Bay to the waters of
the Gulf of Mexico. All of
the pictures from the tour-
nament will be put on the
MBARA Web site which is
www.mbara.org


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SChipley's Shonquelle Swain gets good yardage
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Florida Freedom Newspapers
Port St. Joe's speed was
the key as the Tiger Sharks
downed host Chipley 28-
14 Friday night in a kickoff
classic.
Incoming quarterback
Zach Smith tossed a pair
of touchdown passes and
running back Calvin Pryor
scored on two lengthy runs
as Port St. Joe cruised. The
Tiger Sharks dominated the
first half, piling up 171 yards
and taking a 21-0 lead.
Port St. Joe struck first
through the air as Smith hit
Trubias Hill for a 43-yard
scoring pass on the Tiger


Sharks' initial series. They
recovered a Chipley fumble
on the ensuing possession
and seven plays later Smith
hit Quincy Welch with an 8-
yard TD pass. A two-point
conversion by Jacobie
Chambers made it 14-0.
Pryor finished up first-
half scoring with a twisting
49-yard run with 2:54 left in
the second quarter. Pryor
then scored on a 14-yard run
early in the third quarter
with the kick making it 28-0
Port St. Joe.
Chipley scored with 3:28
left in the third quarter on
a 4-yard quarterback sneak.
by Josh Myers. Backup
quarterback James Vorhees


Chipley
finished up with a 25-yard
touchdown run with 19 sec-
onds left in the game.
'The varsities played
throughout, although both
coaches substituted liber-
ally.
"Big plays and turnovers
killed us," said first-year Chi-
pley coach Rob Armstrong.
"They were the difference in
the ballgame.
."They are as skilled a
football team as we will see
this year."
PSJ Coach Vern Barth
complimented a Chipley
team coming off a winless
season.
"They made some great
adjustments and made


's defeat
some great long drives,"
Barth said.
Barth 'said his veteran
team didn't panic, however,
when Chipley threatened
to score. He said there was
work to do on defense be-
fore the season opener with
Bay next week, as the Tiger
Sharks continue their tran-
sition from a 4-4 defense to
a 4-3.
"The defensive ends
need to be squeezing the
ball," Barth said. "The pe-
rimeter needs to tighten up
at the edge, and we gave up
too many yards off tackle to-
night."
Port St. Joe travels to Bay
tonight at 8 p.m. ET.


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and Promotions in Port
St. Joe, said this year's
winner entered only
twice but was selected at
random from .hundreds
of entries received in
the annual sweepstakes
held between Aug. 6 and
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resident of Panama City
and employed at Man-
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Beach.
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Wewahitchka strikes quick in win over South Walton


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two minutes of the fir
gave them the edgi
needed for a 19-13
over the South Walt
ahawks in a kickoff c
Friday night.
The Seahawks
first on a 14-play drive
Jay Gatto capping it
1-yard run up the n
Gatto had 31 total
for the Hawks. John
O'Hara kicked the
point.
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in the second quarter
Cody Wade hitting C
Knowles in the end
Knowles' kick made
7-7 tie.
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back Beau McCorvey hit
Chris Peak for a gain of 32
yards, then went to him
again up the middle for a
37-yard catch-and-run for
the score.
On the ensuing kick-


again. The Gators led 19-7
at intermission.
... In the fourth quarter,
the Seahawks' Alex Car-
roll recovered a fumble and
S, South Walton put together
a nine-play drive. Dennis
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and returning to the 9. With had 40.
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Identifying herself only as Suzanne from Bay County, one woman gave Boyd a T-shirt promoting the Web site WeShoudFireCongress.com.


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two-and-a-half hours.
The debate was spirited
and chiefly revolved around
Boyd's voting record, and
health care reform, though
the discussion also touched
on topics ranging from re-
storing a government based
on a Christian God to illegal
immigration to a revisiting
of the Obama birth certifi-
cate "issue" that many ri-
vals of the president have
long dismissed.
Boyd was called again
and again on his recent vot-
ing record, especially his
support for federal stimulus
programs, cap-and-trade
energy legislation and the
first round of the Cash for
Clunker program, for which
Boyd voted against a sec-
ond round.
"The whole problem we
have here, and I think I
speak for a lot of people in
this room, is that your con-
stituents are conservative,
but your voting record is
liberal," said Al Harrison of
Wewahitchka.
"We are tired of the give-
away programs," Harrison
continued as he referred
to government bailouts of
the banking industry, auto
industry and, on a personal
level, the $1.4 million Boyd's
farming operation has re-
ceived in subsidies. "That's
. what most people are con-
cerned about."
Rebecca Parmer, a resi-
dent of Jackson County and
Beacon Hill, said Boyd's
votes on cap-and-trade, the
stimulus plan and Cash for
Clunker indicated she could
not support Boyd if his ulti-
mate vote on health care
reform reflected the same
philosophy.
"I'm afraid your political
future rides on your votes,"
Parmer said.
Ralph Roberson, repre-
senting the local Republi-
can Party and the Chamber
of Commerce, put a finer
point on the issue of Boyd's
voting record.
"We are feeling a little
more detached," Rober-
son said. "We are still your
friends, but I don't know
how many of us will go for-
ward as supporters."
Roberson said that small
businesses are the econom-
ic engine of the country and
could not afford an addi-
tional 8 percent tax on the
bottom line to foot health
care reform.
He also criticized the
phone-book sized bill, H.R.
3200, which is most dis-
cussed and which Boyd car-
ried to the meeting.
"Do we need health care
reform,yes," Roberson said.
"Instead of 1,000 page bill

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no one understands, let's
start with a 100 page bill ev-
erybody understands.
"The process and lead-
ership are to blame for peo-
ple's anger and distrust."
Similar sentiments were
voiced by others.
Sherri Dodsworth of
Port St. Joe said, "We need
to take (health reform) in-
crementally. We don't need
an overhaul. I think this is
changing how government
fundamentally interacts
with us."
Boyd emphasized that
no health care reform bill
had emerged from com-
mittee to the floor of either
chamber of Congress.
He said there were at
least five bills under con-
sideration, but that he and
his fellow Blue Dogs had
worked to slow the call for
a vote until after the August
recess.
That delay so congress-
men could go back to vot-
ers, as in town hall meet-"
ings, to secure input and
put together a bill that he
believed followed his cen-
tral tenets.
Those four conditions
for his support are: 1) pa-
tient choice; 2) cost control;
3) access for all; and 4) that
the plan is paid for, or defi-
cit neutral.
Boyd said thus far none
of the bills, including H.R.
3200, met those criteria and
would not earn his support.
Judging by public out-
' bursts and statements from
questioners, the consistent
message was that few in
the room wanted a public
option - which Boyd said
"was off the table every-
where, I think" - or a gov-
ernment-run system.
What was needed, audi-
ence members consistently
said, with emphasis, was for
tort reform and addressing
the costs injected into the
system by insurance com-
panies, what one questioner
labeled as "middlemen."
As one audience mem-
ber put it, if the country was
going to change anything
about health care it should
be "the greed from insur-
ance companies."
Folks also asserted that
50 million people could not
be added to the insurance
system at once without
a breakdown, and other
audience members won-
dered if given the shortage
of doctors and nurses that
already exists, where the
healthcare workers to meet
the growing roles of any
national health plan would
come from.
"It is a cost issue," said
Dr. Henry Breeland, an OB-


GYN from Bay County who
also works at the Gulf Coun-
ty Health Department.
"We'll never get a handle
on the costs until we have
tort reform and get govern-
ment out of the system."
Breeland compared the
government to a "cloud of
locusts" and added that he
had to practice "defensive
medicine" due to threat of
lawsuits.
Like many other doctors
in Florida, Breeland said he
is forced to practice without
malpractice insurance due
to the high costs.
"It's scary," he added.
Boyd said tort reform
should be a part of health
care reform, that insurance
companies typically have
30-40 percent of their costs
in administrative fees and
that the country could no
longer afford to pay annual
increases of 8-10 percent
above inflation in health
care costs without the sys-
tem breaking.
He contended that the
continual upward arc of
health care costs cry out
for reform.
With the country already
paying 17 percent of its
gross national product, or
$2.5 trillion, to health care
with costs going up each
year, reform was neces-
sary.
I History does not exist
side with governmental
health reform, as several
folks perceived the issue.
"Why should ,I think
my government can con-
trol this if Social Security
is broke, the Post Office is
broke, Medicare is going
broke," said Michael How-
ington of White City. "You
call yourself a Blue Dog but
you vote 95 percent of the
time with (Speaker of the
House Nancy) Pelosi."
Pelosi, in particular, and
the president came in for
withering criticism for what
many in the crowd labeled
as anything from liberalism
to socialism.
A lone voice, though,
came from Lenore Cook, a
former resident of Canada,
which has national health
care, and who now lives in
Gulf County.
"I don't understand why
we don't want to pay for
health care," Cook said.
"This idea that we have
the best health care in the
world is wrong. The United
States ranks 27th. We should
be willing to pay for this."
Cook, however, was a
distinct minority in the
room.
There were also audi-
ence participation mo-
ments to the meeting.


When Boyd talked en-
ergy independence, the
crowd, almost in unison,
shouted "drill."
When Boyd talked about
his votes on stimulus pack-
ages and that maybe folk
in his district didn't agree,
there was a resounding
"yes" in response.
And Vince Williams
asked to see Boyd's voting
card and presented him
with a new one that simply
said, "No."
A woman from Bay
County attempted to pres-
ent Boyd with a T-shirt
advertising WeShouldFire-
Congress.com, but Boyd
quickly folded the shirt and
put it under the podium
from which he was speak-
ing
When Boyd tried to de-
fuse the tension and pal-
pable anger in the room, it
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"We ought to put this
Republican and Democrat
stuff aside and work things
out," Boyd said. "Republi-
can or Democrat, we are all
Americans first.
"We can't work this out
with all this partisanship."
Richard Carroll, a Bay
Countyresident,responded,'
"This is all a bunch of damn
lies. We don't know what to
believe. Do you believe in
capitalism? Does the Presi-
dent believe in capitalism?"
Carroll wondered.
Boydwasfurtherpressed
on whether he would insist
that all congressmen and
senators be placed in the
same health care plan as
ordinary citizens under any
reform bill.
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"We are already paying
for them in indigent care
taxes, higher premiums,"
Boyd said. "If we can't low-
er the cost on health care,
we should not do it.
"You never saw a great
community or a great coun-
try that was unhealthy or
uneducated and as a com-
munity we need to figure
out a way to address that."
After an often raucous
meeting, the final question-
ers lowered the emotional
temperature by thanking
Boyd for conducting the
town hall meetings - they
should be held more fre-
quently on pressing issues,
one audience member said
- and requesting that Boyd
work to provide a source
for information on impor-
tant legislation that clearly
spells out the contents of
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ing out a solution.
Peters also asked Wil-
liams to meet with the TDC
to discuss a potential light-
house partnership.
Following the meeting,
Manuel said she had con-
tacted both the Coast Guard
and Eglin AFB but had not
yet received a response.
In reviewing the origi-
nal 2004 lease agreement,
Manuel discovered several
red flags.
The county has never
met Eglin's requirements
for $10 million in property
insurance and $3 million in
liability insurance.
The county, said Manuel,
has a "one million dollar
blanket policy for every-
thing."
The lease agreement
has never been updated af-
ter the grant-funded reno-
vations to the lighthouse
and keepers' quarters.
It does not currently al-
low tower climbs or gift
shop operations.
To address the liabil-
ity situation, Manuel said
the county must pursue a
"multi-fold solution."
The county, Manuel ad-
vised, would need to sign a
formal agreement with the
Coast Guard to allow gift
shop operations and tower
climbs.


It would need to revise
the original lease agree-
ment with Eglin to reflect
property improvements
and reduce insurance lim-
its to reflect the county's
current $1 million policy.
The county must also
formalize an agreement
with the historical society
to manage lighthouse op-
erations, Manuel said.
In hearing of the board's
decision, Pierce expressed
hope for a timely resolu-
tion.
"We all hope these is-
sues can be resolved and
are willing to work with
them in any way neces-
sary," said Pierce.
"We would really hope
that this local historical
treasure could continue to
be open to the public."
In other business:
*Yeager pushed the
board to address special
event insurance coverage
county-wide, describing
the lighthouse situation as
the tip of the iceberg.
Yeager said the county
would be liable for all ac-
cidents occurring at non-
county sponsored special
events at Dead Lakes Park,
Honeyville Community
Center and other sites.
According to Manuel,
the county could purchase


special event coverage,
but added that it is "not
cheap."
Though Yeager told fel-
low commissioners, "We've
got to decide whether to get
quotes for insurance cover-
age," the board made no
action concerning special
event coverage.
* Gulf County jail admin-
istrator Michael Hammond
asked the board to sign an
agreement with the Bay
County jail to house five fe-
male prisoners for $75,000
a year.
Hammond noted that
the jail had faced staffing
difficulties in ensuring that
a female Correctional Of-
ficer was present 24-hours
a day, seven days a week
when female prisoners are
present, as required by
law.
According to Hammond,
the deal would represent a
cost savings for the coun-
ty, which currently pays
around $80 per prisoner
daily.
The board approved the
deal 5-0.
* The board also unani-
mously voted to allow
Hammond to go forward
with accepting bids to
equip a holding cell with
plumbing, toilet and show-
er facilities.


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Back-to-School Drive benefits 52 students


Special to The Star
The Sacred Heart Reha-
bilitation team in Port St. Joe
recently hosted a Back-to-
School 'Drive to benefit area
students.
Just days before school be-
gan, Sacred Heart associates
delivered complete school
supply packs for 52 students
at Port St. Joe Elementary
School and Wewahitchka El-
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tention to service of the poor.
Once operational, Sacred
Heart Hospital on the Gulf
will partner with the commu-
nity on a variety of service
projects throughout the year,
such as Sacred Heart's spon-
sorship of the 2009 Relay for
Life event that benefited the
American Cancer Society.
Construction continues to
progress on the new hospital
being built along Highway 98
in Port St. Joe. The exterior of
the building is nearing com-
pletion, while the interior con-
tinues to take shape.
Construction is scheduled
to be complete toward the end


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Celebrating Gillie Lee McNair's 90th


On Saturday, Aug. 22, family and
friends from around the country
came together at the exquisitely
decorated Gulf County Senior
Citizens and Community Center
for a surprise celebration to honor
Gillie Lee McNair for her 90th
birthday.
Gillie was born in Iron City, Ga.,
on Aug. 19, 1919. Mrs. McNair is
the proud parent of 11 children,
29 grandchildren, 44 great-
grandchildren and six great-great-
grandchildren. Present at the
gathering were five generations.
Gillie was escorted into the
event by her eldest son, Dr.
Clarence McNair. Entertainment
included music by DJ C.L. Ash, a
serenade-by her sons Clarence,
Damon and Charles, a musical


tribute sung by her daughters
Carol, Loraine, Gwen, Paulette
and Cora and a praise dance by
her great-granddaughters.
County commissioner Nathan
Peters, Jr., also presented Mrs.
McNair with a Certificate of
Special Recognition on behalf
of state Sen. Al Lawson, Jr. (D-
Tallahassee).
The dinner was served on fine
china and prepared by Gillie's
daughter Patricia and son-in-law
Willie Joe. Many longtime friends
and neighbors also paid tribute to
Gillie by sharing special moments
and memories.
It is always a blessing when you
can honor the life of someone as
beautiful and deserving as Gillie
Lee McNair.


Photography exhibit at welcome center


The Gulf County Tourist Devel-
opment Council is hosting a pho-
tography exhibit for Regina Gossett
at the Gulf County Welcome Center
during September. Regina Gossett
brings out the beauty of Gulf Coun-
ty's beaches and bay in her art. Gos-
sett captures the best of this area's


natural scenery and wildlife in color
photographs.
Gossett, a native of Bainbridge,
divides her time between her home
in Georgia and St. Joe Beach. Pho-
tography was. at first a hobby for
Regina. However, as her experience
grew, so did her talent and eye for


catching breathtaking pictures. Visit
the Gulf County Welcome Center
located at 150 Captain Fred's Place
in Port St. Joe, next to Frank Pate
Park, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.
to 5 p.m. to view Gossett's impres-
sive collection of sunsets, nature
and more.


and educational programs.
There is no charge for the
meal or activities, but dona-
tions are always welcomed,
as we are a nonprofit agen-
cy. Transportation may be
available.
Anyone interested in
coming to our sites for meals
and activities is asked to call
Debbie at Port St. Joe at 229-
8466 and Maureen at Wewa-
hitchka at 639-9910.


Gulf County Senior Citi-
zens at its Port St. Joe and
Wewahitchka meal sites is
accepting new clients.
We provide a hot, nutri-
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No meetings were held in the summer.
Our guest speaker will be announced in The
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Guests are welcome, and we hope you consider
joining our group.
For information about AARP Chapter 4325, call
Edward Koziol at 648-2161.


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is about a year old and is little shy when you first meet
her. She is good with other dogs and kids. Penny has been
spayed and is current on her shots. All she needs now is
her new home!

If you are interested in adopting Penny, contact the St.
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School News


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Straight from the swamp: School now in session


First Day of School:
On Monday, Aug. 24,
Wewahitchka High School
started there 2009-2010
school year. The faculty
and students were very ex-
cited and ready to start off
a great school year. Dur-
ing the first part of the day
the students went to each
class to see their teachers
and learn where each class
was. The second half how-
ever was much different,
Student Government As-
sociation (S.G.A) planned
a great back to school
bash over the summer for
the students. All the stu-
dents gathered in the gym
to have an awesome time.


Each teacher was intro-
duced to the students with
really neat names. The
students got to volunteer
to do a tug-a-war contest,
a spirit contest, the cha
cha slide, and many more.
Also, the students got to
play a fear factor game
which had some really
gross food. One student
even volunteered to eat it
three times. At the end of
the day I would say that all
the faculty and staff at We-
wahitchka High School had
a terrific time on their first
day of school.
Sports News:
Sports are many of the
things that students look


forward to at Wewahitchka
High School. There are
cross country signups in
the office. For anyone in-
terested in running please
see Mrs. Mary Holly or Mr.
Jay Bidwell. Anyone inter-.
ested in playing golf please
contact Coach Franzese for
information. For anyone in-
terested in playing volley-
ball please see Mr. Johnny


Taunton (varsity coach) or
Ms. Joy Capps (junior var-
sity coach) and a physical
is required. Friday night
there is a football game
in Maclay at 7 p.m. The
W.H.S. Gators won their
game against South Wal-
ton 19-13. There is a home
volleyball game Tuesday,
Sept. 3 against Chipley for
JV at 5 p.m. and varsity at 6


p.m. A community pep rally
will be held at the old gym
at 7:30 p.m. to start off the
2009 football season. Mrs.
Adele Paul and Mrs. Kerri
Barlow would like to say
a little something to their
cheerleaders. This year's
group of cheerleaders is
awesome! We're looking
forward to a great year. We
wish both the JV and Varsi-
ty squads the best of luck.
Club News:
Students Working
Against Tobacco (S.W.A.T.)
is taking in any new mem-
bers. Any students who are
interested please see Mrs.
Daphne Lister or Mrs. Lana
Harrison. There is a meet-


ing this Friday at lunch.
Student Government As-
sociation (S.G.A.) is a sell-
ing calendars/planners for
five dollars a piece. They
are looking for new mem-
bers from each homeroom.
Every homeroom class will
have a vote on it and select
one person to represent
S.G.A. for that homeroom.
Requirements for joining
S.G.A. are you have to have
a 3.0 GPA, be hardworking,
and willing to do any extra
tasks. The election will be
held the first two weeks of
school.
If you have any extra
news please send it to we-
watvnews@yahoo.com


District adopts new lunch policy


By Tim Croft
Star News Editor

With the school lunch pro-
gram blazing red at the bot-
tom line, Gulf District Schools
hope to change the hue with a
tweaked policy.
Gone are the days that
parents can bring four or five
bag lunches for their child and
friends - one bag for the child
will be the limit.
Gone, also, are the days
of having food delivered en
masse from local restaurants
at lunch time.
The district, said Bill Carr,
deputy superintendent for
food services, doesn't want to
hinder anyone from feeding
their child; it just wants to be
a participant.
"What we tried to do is
find a way to work with the lo-
cal restaurants so they could
make some money and we
could make some money and
try to stay within state guide-
lines (for nutrition in meals),"
Carr said.
Starting this week, parents
are only allowed to bring a bag
lunch for their own child, they
can not bring multiple lunches
for friends of their child.
Also, restaurants will not be
permitted to deliver lunches
for kids who call and order.
The reason is straightfor-
ward.
"Our costs have gone up
and participation has just
dropped," Carr said. "Par-
ticipation just really dropped.
We lost between $90,000 and
$100,000 in cafeterias last
year."
That lost money must be
supplemented from the gen-
eral budget, already stretched
tight.


Carr has been working with
restaurants in Wewahitchka
and Port St. Joe to align with
the district on the program.
As of Monday, he had Sub-
way on board for one day in
Wewahitchka, with the Great
Wall Chinese, Peppers and
Paul Gant's BBQ on board for
one day each in Port St. Joe.
In practice, students going
to lunch will have the choice of
the school lunch line or a line
queued up to the restaurant of
choice for the day.
Each of the restaurants'


lunches must cost no more
than $6, from which the dis-
trict will collect $1.50. Students
*must pay in cash for the res-
taurant meals.
"We are doing this as a pilot
project," Carr said. "This will
help us a little bit."
Students on free or reduced
lunches must still pay the $6 if
they choose the restaurant
food.
Further, students with cafe-
teria accounts can not use that
account money to purchase
the restaurant food.


"My ultimate goal is that
by the end of the year I have a
computer online at each lunch
room that would allow the kids
to access their account money
for the restaurant food," Carr
said.
Carr has tweaked the offer-
ings in the school lunch.rooms
the.past two years to compete
with the food brought in from
outside of school, but the caf-
eterias continued to lose mon-
ey.
Also a factor is school re-
quirements under the Jessica
Lunsford Act, a state law that
aims to greatly restrict access
to schools by those who have
no business on school prop-
erty.
With so many students re-
ceiving lunches from home or
ordering lunches, the traffic
during lunch time, particu-
larly at the high schools, could
seem not much different from
a New York City sidewalk.
With a captive audience,
the students, the schools can
offer restaurants a set cus-
tomer base.
In turn, by limiting the
amount of food brought in from
the outside and the district re-
ceiving additional money from
the sales of participating res-
taurants, the new policy cre-
ates one of those proverbial
win-win situations.
Carr said he continues to
talk to local restaurants, with
each participating eatery be-
ing assigned a specific day to
serve food.
The list of what restaurant
will be serving on a specific
day will be provided to stu-
dents ahead of time.
"It will be trial and error to
start with," Carr said. "We had
to step up and address this."


Welcome back Faith Christian school students


The first week of school has
come and gone. It is amazing
to see how our students grow
and change from year to year.
It is also very exciting to see
new little faces with backpacks
as big as their little bodies. The
bright smiles and their enthu-
siasm for school will make any
teacher work his or her self to
the bone.
A great big welcome to Mr.
Eli Duarte, the newest ad-
dition to the FCS faculty. He
will be teaching Spanish to all
students from K3 through the
eighth grade. Mr. Duarte is
part of a staff that works as a


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f41iWth Chnistian Schiot


team to produce Christ-cen-
tered students who are wise,
healthy, and well adjusted. Ev-
ery staff member works inde-
pendently within the team; us-
ing his or her God given talents
and tools to attain this goal.


The eighth grade technol-
ogy class is working on their
first newsletter. This letter will
go home monthly and will keep
parents informed of school ac-
tivities.
Yearbooks are here!!! If you


have not received your year-
book for the 2008-2009 year, just
stop by the front office and pick
it up. The yearbook editor, Mrs.
Janice Evans, and her staff
have once again presented a
fabulous book of memories.
Friday, Sept. 4, (7:30 a.m.
until 3 p.m.) and Saturday,
Sept. 5, (7:30 a.m. until noon)
FCS is having a huge rum-
mage sale. There will be
baked goods, coffee, and lots
of "stuff." If you would like to
donate to the sale, please drop
your treasures off in the audi-
torium during school opera-
tion hours.


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WEWAHITCHKA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL STUDENTS OF THE WEEK

AUG. 31
- SEPT. 4

5th Grade -
Grady McDaniel
4th Grade-
Kaleb Zick
-'Q3rd Grade
. - Kristen Nichols
2nd Grade
-L , . Lavender
Abdullah
S 1st Grade -
Christian Ward
_________ _ _ __ __ __ Kindergarten
. - _ -Jonathan Cain


Enrollment is up for

Fall 2009 at FSU-PC

PANAMA CITY - Enrollment for the
fall 2009 semester at The Florida State
University Panama City has increased
by 8 percent from the same time last
year for face-to-face students and a to-
tal of 14 percent when distance learn-
ing students are included. The total
fall 2009 headcount is 1,106 as com-
pared to 962 for fall 2008. A more im-
portant metric in looking at growth is
the number of full time equivalent stu-
dents, commonly referred to as FTE.
FSU Panama City FTE has increased
from 610 in fall 2008 to 752 for fall 2009,
an increase of 23 percent.
"A 14 percent increase in enroll-
ment over last fall is great news. This
reflects the hard work that all of our
staff and faculty have been doing to re-
cruit and assist students over the past
few months," stated Dean Ken Shaw.
"We want students and prospective
students to know that at FSU Panama
City we put students first and we are
committed to helping each student
reach their educational goals."
The Florida State University was
ranked as one of the top 50 public uni-
versities in the U. S. News and World
Report's 2010 edition of "America's
Best Colleges", which was released
last week. Florida State ranked 48th
among the top 50 public "national"
universities, moving up from last
year's ranking of 50th. The Florida
State University College of Business
undergraduate program was ranked
35th among public universities. All of
the degree programs at FSU Panama
City provide students the same nation-
ally recognized degree offered by the
main campus in Tallahassee.


Gulf Coast Community

College enrollment

increases for Fall 2009

According to the most recent pre-
liminary figures, Gulf Coast Commu-
nity College is posting an 3.9 percent
overall FTE increase in enrollment
for the Fall 2009 term as compared to
the Fall 2008 term. Student headcount
is also up 3.6 percent compared to one
year ago.
The highest percentage of GCCC's
student population groups also
showed positive increases:
* General education and universi-
ty transfer (degree-seeking) students
increased 5 percent in headcount
while FTE increased 3.7 percent
* Postsecondary vocational (ca-
reer-based, terminal programs) class-
es rose by 4.1 percent in FTE
* College Prep numbers increased
1.9 percent in headcount and 4.7 per-
cent in FTE
Several new programs are helping
to fuel the increase:
* Associate in Arts
* Health Services Administration;
Health Science
* Associate in Applied Science
* Network Services Technology
* Certificate Programs
* Alternative Energy Engineering
Technology; Computer Network Se-
curity; Florida Child Care Prof. Cred.;
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
* Vocational Certificate Pro-
grams
* Central Services Technology
"We are going to keep pushing our
message out there that everyone can
attend Gulf Coast Community Col-
lege," said Dr. Jim Kerley, President.
"Our students have so many choices
- everything from university trans-
fer degree programs to technical ca-
reer certificates - and they are really
responding positively to our flexible
schedules."
* FTE (Full Time Equivalent) is an
enrollment calculation representing
one student enrollment of 13.3 credit
hours. All figures are considered pre-
liminary until final numbers are calcu-
lated after the end of the semester.















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The Christian CONSCIENCE


In the Born of the Spirit?


h Have you been born of the Spirit? In it is helpful to read Hebrews 8:7-9:28. - whether Jews or Greeks, whether
all their talk about Jesus, many omit Under the New Covenant, God, in the slaves or free, and have all been made to
the part that the Holy Spirit plays in our person of the Holy Spirit, transforms a drink into one Spirit."
conversion and in leading us after our person, replacing the old human heart If you haven't been born of the Spirit,
Trust in Jesus, all things will be conversion. Without the new birth from and spirit with a new heart and spirit you have no repentance, no believing, no
right, the Holy Spirit, there is no repentance, no that desires to please God and live for salvation and no heaven, no matter how
conversion and no salvation. It was Jesus Him. The death and resurrection of the many times you say the name of Jesus!
Follow Him daily, walk in the who said in John Chapter 3, "Unless one Mediator, Y'shua Messiah (Jesus Christ) Questions dr comments? Send us an
light. is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot on the cross, made this possible, but it is e-mail to the address below.
In Him is no darkness to stumble enter the kingdom of God." the Holy Spirit who does the work. At the Mexico Beach Christian
In Him is no darkness to stumble Romans 8:1 says: "There is therefore John the Baptist said that Jesus was Worship Center, we believe that God
and fall. now no condemnation to those who are in the one who would baptize with the Holy wants you know the truth about the Bible
If you have a problem, you've only Christ Jesus, who do not walk according Spirit and fire (Matthew 3:11). Since he and be born again from above - not risk
to call. to the flesh, but according to the Spirit." was talking to a mixed audience, it is your eternal future on faulty religious
And Romans 8:3-4 says, "What the law obvious that the fire is for the unbelievers, teaching. At the MBCWC, we don't pass
Fellowship with our brothers and could not do, in that it wais weak through not the believers. Read the whole Bible, an offering plate and plead for money or
sisters too. the flesh, God did by sending His own Son not just a verse or two. Unbelievers are twist your arm to join. Plan to check us
in the likeness of sinful flesh, on account frequently compared to chaff, which will out this Sunday. Our services begin with
This, God's Word, says we're to of sin: He condemned sin in the flesh, be burned up with fire. Those who teach a time of greeting and fellowship at 9:30
do. that the righteous requirement of the law the burning up of chaff in a born-again a.m. CT. Worship begins at 9:45 a.m. Come
Following the light is hard at might be fulfilled in us, who do not walk Christian are mistaken. early so you can meet and fellowship
times to do. according to the flesh, but according to Hebrews 9:28 says, " ... so Christ was with us, and enjoy the praise and worship
the Spirit." Only those who have been offered once to bear the sins of many. To music led by TJ. We meet and worship
The world is at war with God and born of the Spirit are "in Christ." those who eagerly wait for Him, He will at the Mexico Beach Civic Center on 105
all who follow Him too. Last week, we discussed being born of appear a second time, apart from sin, for N. 31st St., behind Parker Realty and the
water and noted that all people have been salvation." Beach Walk gift shop, just off U.S. 98 in
To stay in the light get in the born of water, whether baptized in water Did you notice the connection between Mexico Beach.
Word, keep it close at hand. or not. This week, we'll concentrate on the second appearing (coming) of Christ God Bless,.
Satan's darts can fly all day, but being born of the Holy Spirit, or "born of and salvation? That is when the last step
they'll be harmless if they land. God." of salvation will be completed, but only for Pastor rn Morrill
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Faith NEWS

Faith Bible Church Garage Sale Brother Howard Browning, our former puppies, drink and dessert. giveness; Oct. 25, The New Morality?;
transitional pastor, will be bringing the The price is a $15 donation. Nov. 1, It's Not Fair; Nov. 8, Honest to
Faith Christian School will have a morning message. A covered dish lunch See anyone from the Junior/Sea- God; Nov. 15, All You Need is Love.
huge yard sale this weekend, Sept. 4-5, will be served at noon. Everyone is in- soned Women of Victory Temple to pur- This series will take place qt 9 a.m.
beginning at 7:30 a.m. each morning. vited to attend. The church is located chase a ticket. during our contemporary service, Wor-
There will be a bake sale all day with ate 382 Ling St. Thanks in advance for your support, ship on the Water (W.O.W). This is a ca-
cakes, goodies and coffee. Prophetess Marilyn Bolden, president, sual service that will take place outside
All items are priced to sell, with bar- and Evangelist Iris Gathers, vice presi- under the Sails. The series will also be
gains for everyone. There will be furni- A Night with the King dent. taught at our traditional service in the
ture, kitchenware, dishes, tools, elec- Victory Temple First sanctuary at 11 a.m. For more informa-
tronic items, toys, clothing, Christmas Born Holiness Church's Ju- New Series at tion, call the church office at 227-1724.
decorations, books, tapes and what- nior/Seasoned Women De- ew Series at
knots of all kinds. apartment will host a banquet First United Methodist Men and Women Day
Please come by to browse and buy at at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. This week we are beginning a new a
801 20th St. on Sept. 4-5. Donations are 26, at the David Jones Gym series called "Values That Last" We all OerV
always welcome. (Washington Recreation r build our lives on something. For the ThompsonTempleFirstBornChurch
SchoAll proceeds benefit Faith Christian Center). . The theme will be: "A next 11 weeks, we will be looking at the of the Living God Inc. at 222 Ave. E in
School. The theme will be: "A values we need to build our lives on. Port St. Joe will hold Men and Women
CoNight with the King."d The series is as follows: Day on Sunday, Sept. 27. Sunday school
Appreciation Service Colors are purple and Sept. 6, Public Option; Sept. 13, will be at 10 a.m., and morning worship
t Thompson Temple gold and attire is formll be It's Not My Fault; Sept. 20, Trust at 11:30 a.m.
A Thnompson Temple wear. The menu will be Me; Sept. 27, Self Control; Oct. 4; The speaker will be Minister Doro-
An Appreciation Service honoring a steak or shrimp din- The Balancing Act; Oct. 11, R-E- thy Shine of Panama City.
Bishop Frank Hogans, Jr., pastor of ner with your 'choice S-P-E-C-T; Oct. 18, For- Where there is faith and love, God
Thompson Temple First Born Church of baked potato or rewards.
of the Living God Inc. at 222 Ave. E french fries, tossed
in Port St. Joe will be held Sunday, salad or cole
Sept. 13. slaw, rolls
Sunday school will be at 10 a.m. and orhush
morning worship at 11:30 a.m.
The speaker will be retired Presid-
ing Elder O.C. Williams of Quincy.
Come and praise the Lord
with us.

Highland / ___
View Baptist . .....
Homecoming
The Highland View
Baptist Church will cel-
ebrate 58 years of minis-
try with its 29th Annual
Homecoming. on Sept.
13 beginning at 10:30
a.m. There will be mu-
sic presentations, and


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111 North 22nd Street * Mexico Beach, FL 32410
Sunday Worship Services:
8:30 a.m. Traditional Worship
9:45 a.m CST Bible Study
11:00 a.m. Contemporary Worship
Open Hearts. Open minds. Open doors.
The people of Mlo leoah Uilled methodist (hIrck
INlmsiln PalRvitl
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Contemporary, Service 9:00 a. m. ET
Stumay School: 10:00 a.m. ET
Thiditional Worship: 11:00 am. hET

Youth: :30 p.m. ET
'/hoir, 700 p.m. ETl


850) 227-1724
Rev. Mac Fulcher
Iastor
Ann Comforter eremy Dixon
Music Dim'tor Youth Minister
Deborah Loyless
Director i tChildin Ministries


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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.
Morning Worship 11:00 a.m.
Evening Service 7:00 p.m.
Discipleship Training 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer 7:00 p.m.


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Thursday, September 3, 2009


Local


The Star I B5


Get out today and u2�


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


St. Joe plant, given its 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 kickoff 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 sup-
port the largest non-profit
agency in the country and
the money goes directly
back into the community.
"The money contribut-
ed 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 restau-
rant and you donate to the
United Way."
Not to mention the com-


munity.
Consider that of the
$56,000 raised during the
community campaign last
year, more than $52,000, or
95 cents on the dollar, was
donated back into the com-
munity.
The local United Way
receives funds in three dis-
tinct categories.
Those who donate to the
United Way can earmark
those funds for specific
agencies approved under
the United Way umbrella.
The statewide cam-
paign will also bring in
funds specified in similar
fashion, donations given
for specific agencies serv-


ing the community.
"A good thing about a
United Way campaign is
you can designate where
you want your money to
go," Sharpe said.
"Think about this. You
live here, but you may have
a loved one in Miami being
served by a United Way
approved agency that you
can designate to receive
your donation."
Funds not specifically
earmarked are pooled into
the community grant fund,
which provides grants to
agencies and organiza-
tions which apply for fund-
ing from the United Way.
A committee comprised


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
o The Sea Blue Iguana
* Sunset Coastal Grill
* Great Southern School of Fish
* Dockside Cafe
\_______________________


of local residents reviews
the grant applications and
decides on recipients 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 con-
siderable assistance dur-
ing flooding events last
year on the north end of
the county, and Life Man-
agement, 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 County campaign.
"There are no borders."
This year, 13 local res-
taurants have agreed to
donate 10 percent of their
sales on Sept. 3 to the Dine
United event in Gulf Coun-
ty.
That is up three restau-
rants from last year and
Sharpe noted that some
restaurant owners don't


Tupelo Theater hosts Wild and Scenic Environmental Film Festival Tour


The Apalachicola Riverkeep-
er is hosting the Wild and Sce-
nic Environmental Film Festival
(WSEFF) on Tour. The WSEFF,
which is presented by Patago-
nia, is the largest environmen-
tal film festival in the U.S. The
event is organized and hosted
by the South Yuba River Citi-
zens League. For 26 years this


grassroots environmental orga-
nization has been bringing their
community together around the
protection of the Yuba water-
shed.
The festival tour brings to-
gether the best of the home
festival's films. With a growing
public awareness for the envi-
ronment, the festival aims to, in-


crease this groundswell through
inspiring and educational films
which hopefully will motivate
people to go out and make a dif-
ference in their community and
around the world. Whether it is
the struggle for environmental
justice, information on renew-
able energy or an educational
tale about an endangered spe-


cies,, the films expose people
to forward-thinking ideas and
global awareness. The films not
only highlight concerns but pro-
vide solutions, reaching people
through beautiful imagery like
the sweeping landscapes of the
Tallgrass Prairie or the gran-
deur of the rivers around the
world.


The festival will be hosted by
the Tupelo Theater, 136 State 22
in Wewahitchka, on Thursday,
Sept. 3. There will be a wine and
cheese reception at 6 p.m. CT
with general audience program
at 7 p.m.
The price is $10 for adults, $5
for children. For more informa-
tion go to www.TheTupelo.com.


Iluminada M.
Spotts, beloved wife
of Richard Spotts of
St Joe Beach passed
away on Saturday,
Aug. 22,2009 at Bay
Medical Center.
She is survived by
her husband, Richard,
Jr., two daughters,
Eileen Cosby and
Barbara Lehr, and
two sons, Richard L.
Spotts, III and Robert
L. Spotts; and her
grandchildren; Jordon
Lehr, Jared Lehr, and
Ella Spotts.
There funeral mass
was held at St. Joseph
Catholic Church, Port


St. Joe, on Wednesday,
Sept. 2 at 10:30 a.m.
ET with the Rev. Phil
Fortin officiating.
Entombment
followed in Holly
Hill Cemetery. The
visitation was Tuesday,
Sept. 1 at St. Joseph
Catholic Church at
7:30 p.m. ET. In lieu of
flowers please send
money to your favorite
charity or the Filipino
Family Fund, 1808 I
Street NW, Washington
D.C. 20006.
All services are
under the direction of
the Comforter Funeral
Home.


Schweers Family thank you
The outpouring of love, care, and
meals has been amazing, overwhelm-
ing, and humbling. Without the sup-
* port of this community, a difficult time
would have been impossible. Thank
you for all the meals, calls, and hugs.
T: Sincerely,
The Family of John Schweers


St. Peter's Church, ACC"
(Traditional Services 1928 BCP)
Morning Prayer & Holy Communion
Sunday......10:00 A.M.
The Rev. Dr. D. Pete Windham, Priest
The Rev Lou Little, Deacon
Services Temporarily at Senior Citizens Center,
120 Library Drive
"An Unchanging Faith In A Changing World"








Michael Rogers - Pastor
9:45 A M ................................................ Sunday School
10:30 AM ................................. Fellowship Breakfast
11:00 AM ..................................... W orship
6:00 P M .......................................................... W orship
www.faithbiblepsj.net
801 20th Street * Port St. Joe * 229-6707
Home of Faith Christian School
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Obituaries


Jamie Robin Gerbert, 51, of
Port St. Joe, FL passed away
Aug. 25 at her residence.
Mrs. Gerbert was born
Jan. 8,1958 to Marilyn Marie
Bailey of Chipley, FL and the
late James Ellis Bailey, Sr. in
Omaha, Nebraska. She was
a member of the Pentecostal
Lighthouse Ministries.
Mrs. Gerbert is survived by
her beloved husband, Reginald
A. "Reggie" Gerbert, Jr. of Port
St. Joe Beach; her mother,
Marilyn Marie Bailey of Chi-
pley, Fla.; two sons: Kenneth
Todd Gould and Travis Alvin
Gould both of Port St. Joe
Beach; two brothers: James
Ellis Bailey, Jr. of Cleveland,
Texas, Donald Keith Bailey of


Port St. Joe, Fla.
FUneral services were held
10 a.m. EST Friday, Aug. 28 at
Oak Grove Assembly of God
Church with Rev. Tim Bailey
and Rev. Jean Shoots officiat-
ing. Interment followed in
Nettle Ridge Cemetery. The
family received friends the
evening before the service at
Oak Grove Assembly of God
Church.
Expressions of sympathy
may be submitted or viewed
at Www.southerlandfamily.
com.
SOUTHERLAND FAMILY
FUNERAL HOMES
Port St. Joe, FL 32456
850-229-8111


CARD OF THANKS

Jeffcoat Family thank you
Thanks so much for all the love, prayers, food, and support as
we mourned the loss of Brett. We are so proud to live in such a
wonderful caring place. Thanks to Nick and Janet Davis, White
City First Baptist Church, special friends, Jamie Ard, and the
Stripland family, and so many friends and family that stood by our
side.
We love you all,
Brett Jeffcoat Family


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.
0 tate and see that the Lrd is good: blessed is the nua thaSt trsteth is tinl "
Please accept this iis'sratio to join as in worship. God bless you!
Please call usfor your spiritual needs.
www.beachchapel.org
Pastor David Nichols
_ Church 647-3950 * Home 769-8725


Memorial Service
A memorial service for Joe Petros will be
held at the Presbyterian Church on 16th Street
, in Port St. Joe on Sept. 13 at 3 p.m. ET.




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


� 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


3 Worship with rts at
Long Avenue Baptist Church
Where Faith, Familvy &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 Long Avenue Port St. Joe, FL * For More
Information Call 229-8691



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508 Sixteenth Street
Port St. Joe, Florida 32456


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850-227-1756


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


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
September 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 citi-
zens 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 Caf6.
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.unitedwayn-
wfl.org.


Iluminada M. Spotts


Jamie Robin Gerbert


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Local


Thursday, September 3, 2009


Adventures in Roseletta, a Model T


By Ruth Hauge
Contributed story
June 14 was to be a repeat
of the 100th anniversary of the
coast-to-coast race of motor cars
leaving from New York City with
the mayor's send-off.
Fifty-five Model T Fords,
years under 1926, and
representing each state and five
countries, left New York City
without fanfare by any politicians
or even the escort of police
(seems the Puerto Rican Day
had taken precedence.)
However, the owners of the
T's passed down the east side
of Manhattan and up the west
side to gather. at West Point and
stay over. Recognition of the
Ford's antiquity and history had
many, many families gathered
before the caravan started down
the back roads, where villagers
greeted and cheered their
voyage.,
Each T has a noted name,
as she is also family. Our son,
Doug, equipped Roseletta with a
GPS, and it sometimes directed
the road that wasn't. Dead End!
Oops. Make your own road to the
primary route - and travel she
did.
Meeting other families,
anticipating the stretch of our
U.S.A. and its stopovers of
famous places bonded T after T.
The excitement of adventure and
challenges faced the antique-
auto owners' enthusiasm as they
pressed onward.
A three-day repose in Detroit,
being the birthplace of the T's,
was overwhelming. The owners
enjoyed revisiting the childhood
of their vehicles, exploring the
museums, Ford homesteads and
the remodeling of its factory.
Continuing the adventure
on the back roads helped
them appreciate the changes
of scenery across. state lines.
Big Mississippi, the setting of
Mark Twain's stories, brought
a newness to young memories.
Going at the pace of wagon
trains allowed the entourage to


PHOTOS SPECIAL TO THE STAR
Doug Hauge, above, waves a greeting as his nephew, Ryan Hauge, steers the Model T. The
Roseletta, below, a Model-T Ford owned by Doug Hauge, features a camping net in the back.


really photograph the beauty of
our great country.
Through our son, we have
been privileged to keep day to
day contact with this journey
- experience breakdowns,
worn tires, engine problems
and repairs by other T owners.
Even the weather tried to break
the spirit of these pioneers, but
neither rain, heat (103 degrees),
hail, nor black clouds stopped
them.
Yellowstone National Park
and Old Faithful welcomed with
its overwhelming explosion of
steam. At Pocatillo, Idaho on
July Fourth, the celebration
of our country's freedom
highlighted the parade with
Model T's.
The'fire department opened


the kitchen doors to a banquet
for the new tourists. Fireworks,
a parade and a home-cooked
banquet is a Fourth never to be


forgotten by the T's and local
folks.
Moving into Oregon, the
highways are the only north


approach to Washington state.
The steep hills and ups and
downs required a tank full of gas.
On July 7, the caravan arrived
in Pendleton, Ore. Closing in on
the ocean-to-ocean destination
of Seattle, the family of T's
hesitated to hurry to the end of
the glorious adventure.
It was exactly 30 days and a
calculated 4,400 miles traveled
directly (and few did that, as
traveling side trips and exploring
small towns created more
memories.)
Both Doug and Ryan (his
nephew and our grandson)
laughed as the unexplored
territory became more
challenging. Ryan was called
back to Louisiana, and the empty
seat was filled by Jono (another
nephew and our grandson) from
Denver to Seattle. Still, the trip
is not over.
In Seattle, Doug met up with
his cousin Russ, Jono's girlfriend,
Jaclyn, and Jono's father, Scott,
from Port St. Joe. Rob (another
nephew and grandson) was also
ready to greet Roseletta and its
occupants.
Doug has planned to
continue, after reunions with
family, to travel Alaska with Rob
in the next seat. That is proof
that a family that grows together
plays together.
The locals of Mexico Beach,
St: Joe Beach and Port St. Joe
are probably familiar with the
dad that instilled the idea of the
Model T thrill.
The saying goes, :'The apple
doesn't fall far from the tree."
Well, this apple, their father, Bob,
has owned the 1921 Model T
Geraldine since 1945. He dated
and courted his wife of 59 years
(me) in 1946.
Tune in and stayed tuned
to more T news. We're still
hoping the finish lines at
Washington will be aired on the
Travel or Discovery channels.
The dignitaries, banquets and
excitement of the oohs and aahs
by new young T enthusiasts was
overwhelming.


WILLIAMS AVE DRAINAGE IMPROVEMENTS
PROJECT #19.135
SECTION 00010 - ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS

NOTICE TO RECEIVE

SEALED BIDS

The City of Port St. Joe will receive sealed bids
from any qualified person, company or corporation
interested in constructing the following project:

WILLIAMS AVE DRAINAGE
IMPROVEMENTS

This project includes the following: Demolition
of existing asphalt, installation of three
stormwater inlets, approximately 225 LF of
stormwater pipe, sealcoat and re-striping of
existing asphalt, 240 SY of sod, and one brick
paver crosswalk.

Plans and specifications can be obtained at Preble-
Rish, Inc., 324 Marina Drive, Port St. Joe, Florida
32456, (850) 227-7200. The bid must conform
to Section 287.133(3) Florida Statutes, on public
entity crimes.

Completion date for this project will be 45 days
from the date of the Notice to Proceed presented
to the successful bidder.

Liquidated damages for failure to complete the
project on the specified date will be set at $100.00
per day.

Please indicate on the envelope that this is a
sealed bid for the "Williams Ave Drainage
Improvements."

Cost for Plans and Specifications will be $ 50.00
per set and is non-refundable. Checks should be
made payable to PREBLE-RISH, INC.

Bids will be received until 3:00 p.m. Eastern
Standard Time, on October 1,2009 , at the City
of Port St. Joe, 305 Cecil G. Costin Sr. Blvd., Port
St. Joe, FL 32456 and will be opened and read
aloud, at 3:15 p.m. Eastern Standard Time at
the same location.

The City of Port St. Joe reserves the right to reject
any and all bids. All Bids shall remain firm for a
period of sixty days after the opening.

Point of Contact will be Bill Kennedy, Project
Manager, Preble-Rish Inc. Consulting Engineers
at (850) 227-7200 or fax (850) 227-7215.


Mullet Festival to feature


cook-off, Fishy Fashion


The Fourth Annual Mighty Mul-
let Maritime Festival is coming up
on Saturday, 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 fa-
vorite 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 chil-
dren 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,
while Atlanta food and wine colum-
nist Doc Lawrence provides guid-
ance on the perfect wine paring.
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, dis-
plays and presentations, arts and


crafts vendors, toe-tapping live mu-
sic, the crowning of a Festival King
and Queen, and (for children) toy
boat building, white boot races, live
sba 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 ven-
dors.
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
and maritime activities."
Proceeds from the festival will
benefit the Big Bend Maritime Cen-
ter, 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 Apala-
chicola. National, state and local
dignitaries will be on hand to
dedicate the site officially during the
festival.
For more information and to ob-
tain sponsorship, vendor and cook-
off rules and registration forms, visit
www.mightymullet.com or call Bill
Lowrie at 850-984-0662.


Blues on the Bay set for Sept. 26


Vendor applications being taken;
barbecue contest planned
The first "Blues on the Bay" music fes-
tival and barbecue contest will be held on
the pristine St. Andrews Bay at Under the
Oaks park in Parker on Sat., Sept. 26, from
9 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Organizers are now taking vendor ap-
plications (Only $100) for 12' by 12" space.
There will be a limited amount of actual
spaces available, with a total of 50. Spaces
will be given on a first come, first served
basis.
The beautiful park has a 5,000 attendee


capacity, an extremely large new play-
ground and a large, recently built stage
for the all-day music venue.
The barbecue contest is available to in-
dividuals and businesses ($50), with first
place $500/braggabel trophy to winner;
second, $200/trophy; third, $50/trophy,
given on the day of event. The Bay County
Fire Chiefs will serve as celebrity judges.
Don't miss out.
For more information, contact Bill
Soules at 850-340-1904 or Scott Blood at
850-625-5292.
Proceeds will be distributed to veter-
ans on a local basis through VFW No. 8205
as trustee.


Homebuyers

Program


to accept


applications

The Gulf County Board
of County Commissioners
through the Gulf County
CDC and the Sate Hous-
ing Initiatives Partnership
Program will be accepting
applications for the Florida
Homebuyer Opportunity
Program starting Sept. 14.
The FHOP Program
will provide down payment
assistance loans to those
who are eligible for the IRS
Homebuyer Tax Credit,
part of the federal govern-
ment's massive stimulus
package, the American Re-
covery and Reinvestment
Act of 2009.
The down payment as-
sistance loans will be in
the amount of $8,000 or 10
percent of the property'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 re-
ceive a down payment as-
sistance loan must file for
the tax credit on their fed-
eral 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 of-
fice at 401 Peters St., Port
St. Joe, FL 32456. Assis-
tance through this program
is based on the availability
of funds.


Always online starfl.com








Thursday, September 3, 2009


Local


The Star I B7


Gulf County Extension Service to offer equine classes


The Gulf County Exten-
sion Service will be hosting
the Northwest Florida Equine
Management School at the
Gulf County Extension Service
Office in Wewahitchka. This
event will be held via polycom
(internet video). This event
will be broadcast live in 12 lo-
cations in Florida and three in
Alabama.
Topics covered will be:
Health - Signs of a Healthy
Horse and Preventive Health
Care, Basic Nutrition - For-
age That Works Well in Horse
Pastures and Nutrition Re-
quirements, Pasture Weed
Control -Poisonous Weed I.D.
and Weed Control in Pastures
arid Safety for Horses, and Fa-


TOPICS COVERED WILL BE:
Health - Signs of a Healthy Horse and
Preventive Health Care, Basic Nutrition - Forage'
That Works Well in Horse Pastures and Nutrition
Requirements, Pasture Weed Control - Poisonous
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 Barnes. Instructors are University of Florida
Specialist and Agents, and Veterinarians.


cilities and Safety - Equine
Emergencies and First Aid and
Fencing and Layout of Barnes.
Instructors are University of
Florida Specialist and Agents,
and Veterinarians.
Classes will be held from 6-


8 PM CT (7-9 PM ET) on:
September 14,2009
September 28, 2009
October 12,2009
October 26, 2009
The registration fee for
the -course is $40.00 per farm


Classes will be held from
6-8 PM CT (7-9 PM ET) on:
September 14, 2009
September 28, 2009
October 12, 2009
October 26, 2009

(one set of reference books)
and $10.00 for each additional
person. Included with the reg-
istration is a notebook with
UF/IFAS fact sheets and pre-
sentation handouts pertaining
to each session.
Registration deadline is
Wednesday, September 2,2009.
For further information con-
tact the Gulf County Extension
Service at 850-639-3200 or 850-
229-2909.


Small Farm Technology Program to be held in Sept. and Oct.


The Gulf County Exten-
sion Service will host the
Florida Small Farms Out-
reath Program Se'ptember-
October. The program will
be offer via polycom (inter-
net video) at the Gulf County


Extension Office located in
the Old Courthouse Build-
ing Wewahitchka, Florida.
Topics to be discussed
are:
* Safe Food Handling
* Florida State Food


Regulations, Federal Food
Laws as they apply to Flor-
ida
* Assessment of Market
Potential and Sales Venues
* Price Discovery - De-
ciding What to Charge


* Interpersonal Skills -
The Art of Selling to People
* Packaging Require-
ments
* Basic Merchandising
and Marketing
* Caslk Flow and Ac-


countability
Classes will be held from
6-8 p.m. CT on:
* Sept. 10
* Sept. 17
* Sept. 24
* Oct. 1


The course will be of-
fered free of charge.
Registration deadline is
Friday, Sept. 4. For more in-
formation contact the Gulf
County Extension Service
at at 639-3200 or 229-2909.


IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT GTC, INC.
D/B/A FAIRPOINT COMMUNICATIONS TELEPHONE SERVICE

GTC, Inc. d/bla FairPoint Communications Telephone Company provides a wide variety of
products and services including the following basic service offerings in The Beaches (647
and 648) and Port St. Joe (227, 229, and 827) exchanges:
Monthly One-Time
Rates Charges
Single Party Residential Service $6.95 $30.25
Single Party Business Service $19.02 $46.25
Single Party Universal LifeLine Service (ULTS)* $.00 $15.12
In addition to the above monthly rates, a $6.50 Federal Subscriber Line Charge applies to busi-
ness and residential single party lines and $9.20 for a business with more than one line. This
$6.50 charge is paid entirely by the federal lifeline program for qualifying customers
The above rates include the following:
* Local calling and the ability to receive unlimited incoming calls;
* Touch tone capability;
* Access to operator services, directory assistance, and long distance service providers;
* Voice grade access to the public switched network;
* Free access to emergency 9-1-1- and 800 or 800-like toll free services;
* One free directory listing;
* One free white page telephone directory;
* Free toll blocking for qualifying low-income customers;
* Free access to the telephone relay service; and
* Free access to the business office.'
*This is a state and federally funded program, which provides discounted service to low-income
residential customers who meet the eligibility rules that have been established. Includes
discounted basic service rates, discounted one-time installation charges or change charges,
and free toN blocking. All this is made available to those who qualify for Universal LifeLine
Telephone Service.


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IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT GTC, INC.
D/B/A FAIRPOINT COMMUNICATIONS TELEPHONE SERVICE

GTC, Inc. d/b/a FairPoint Communications Telephone Company provides a wide variety of
products and services including the following basic service offerings in the Wewahitchka
(639) exchange:
Monthly One-Time
Rates Charges
Single Party Residential Service $9.27 $30.25
Single Party Business Service $25.38 $46.25
Single Party Universal LifeLine Service (ULTS)* $2.27 $15.12
In addition to the above monthly rates, a $6.50 Federal Subscriber Line Charge applies to busi-
ness and residential single party lines and $9.20 for a business with more than one line. This
$6.50 charge is paid entirely by the federal lifeline program for qualifying customers
The above rates include the following:
* Local calling and the ability to receive unlimited incoming calls;
* Touch tone capability;
* Access to operator services, directory assistance, and long distance service providers;
* Voice grade access to the public switched network;
* Free access to emergency 9-1-1- and 800 or 800-like toll free services;
* One free directory listing;
* One free white page telephone directory;
* Free toll blocking for qualifying low-income customers;
* Free access to the telephone relay service; and
* Free access to the business office.
*This is a state and federally funded program, which provides discounted service to low-income
residential customers who meet the eligibility rules that have been established. Includes
discounted basic service rates, discounted one-time installation charges or change charges,
and free toll blocking. All this is made available to those who qualify for Universal LifeLine
Telephone Service.

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3789
JOB NOTICE

The City of Port St. Joe is
accepting applications for
the following position:

Laboratory & Environmen-
tal Sample Specialist

Please submit an applica-
tion to The City of Port St.
Joe, Attn: Charlotte Pierce,
R 0. Box 278, Port St.
Joe, FL 32457. Applica-
tions and a full job descrip-
tion can be found on our
website, cityofportst
joe.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.
September 3,10, 2009
3639S
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE FOURTEENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND
FOR GULF COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION

FINANCIAL FREEDOM
SFC,
Plaintiff,

vs.

CAROLYN DELOACH
DIXSON-KING AS PER-
SONAL REPRESENTATIVE
OF THE ESTATE OF,
PHILIP KING A/KJA PHILP
ROY KING, DECEASED, et
al,
Defendant(s).

CASE NO.:
23-2009-CA-000391
DIVISION:

NOTICE OF ACTION

TO:
THE UNKNOWN HEIRS
DEVISEES, GRANTEES,
ASSIGNEES, LIENORS,
CREDITORS, TRUSTEES
OR OTHER CLAIMANTS
CLAIMING BY, THROUGH,
UNDER, OR AGAINSiT,
PHILIP KING AK/A PHILP
ROY KING, DECEASED

LAST KNOWN ADDRESS:
UNKNOWN

CURRENT ADDRESS: UN-
KNOWN

ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN
PARTIES CLAIMING BY,
THROUGH, UNDER, AND
AGAINST THE HEREIN
NAMED INDIVIDUAL
DEFENDANTS) WHO ARE


I 1100
NOT KNOWN TO BE
DEAD OR ALIVE,
WHETHER SAID UN-
KNOWN PARTIES MAY
CLAIM AN INTEREST AS
SPOUSE, HEIRS, DEVI-
SEES, GRANTEES, OR
OTHER CLAIMANTS

LAST KNOWN ADDRESS:
UNKNOWN

CURRENT ADDRESS: UN-
KNOWN

YOU ARE NOTIFIED that
an action to foreclose a
mortgage on the following
described property in
GULF County, Florida:

LOTS SIXTEEN (16) AND
EIGHTEEN (18), BLOCK
ONE THOUSAND FIF-
TEEN (1015) OF REVISED
MILLVIEW ADDITION OF
THE CITY OF PORT ST.
JOE, FLORIDA, UNIT NO.
2, ACCORDING TO THE
PLAT THEREOF RE-
CORDED IN PLAT BOOK
1, PAGE 42, PUBLIC REC-
ORDS OF GULP COUNTY
FLORIDA.

has been filed against you
and you are required to
serve a copy of your writ-
ten defenses within 30
days after the first publica-
tion, if any, on Florida De-
fault Law Group, P.L.,
Plaintiff's attorney, whose
address is 9119 Corporate
Lake Drive, Suite 300,
Tampa, Florida 33634, and
file the original with this
Court either before service
on Plaintiff's attorney or im-
mediately thereafter; other-
wise a default will be en-
tered against you for the
relief demanded in the
Complaint or petition.

WITNESS my hand and
the seal of this Court on
this 13thffday of August, I
2009.

Douglas C. Birmingham
Clerk of the Court
By: Lynn M. Barnes
As Deputy Clerk

Florida Default Law Group,
PL.
RO. Box 25018
Tampa, Florida
33622-5018
F09074330

**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 Courthouse
#850-229-6113 (TDD)
August 27, September 3,
2009
3645S
IN THE CIRCUIT OF.THE
14th JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR
GULF COUNTY, '

Mid-Island Mortgage Cor-
poration,
Plaintiff,
-vs.-

Patricia Leigh Paulson
a/k/a Patricia Leigh Hunt
a/k/a . Patricia


Meli-Wischman; Unknown
Parties in Possession #1;,
Unknown Parties in Pos-
session #2; If living, and
all Unknown Parties claim-
ing by, through, under and
against the above named
Defendant(s) who are not
known to be dead or alive,
whether said Unknown
Parties may claim an inter-
est as Spouse, Heirs, Devi-
sees, Grantees, or Other
Claimants
Defendant(s).

Case #: 2009-CA-000370
Division #:
UNC:

NOTICE OF ACTION
FORECLOSURE
PROCEEDINGS -
PROPERTY

TO:
Patricia Leigh Paulson
a/k/a Patricia Leigh Hunt
a/k/a Patricia
Meli-Wischman; ADDRESS
UNKNOWN BUT WHOSE
LAST KNOWN ADDRESS
IS: 909 20th Street, Port
Saint Joe, FL 32456,

Residence unknown, if liv-
ing, including any un-
known spouse of the said
Defendants, if either has
rem rried and of either or
both of said Defendants
are dead, their respective
unknown unknown heirs,
devisees, grantees, as-
signees, creditors, lienors,
and trustees, and all other
persons claiming by,
through, under or against
the named Defendant(s);
and the aforementioned
named Defendant(s) and
such of the aforemen-
tioned unknown Defend-
ants and such of the afore-
mentioned unknown De-
fendants as may be in-
fants, incompetents or oth-
erwise not suit juris.

YOU ARE NOTIFIED that
an action has been com-
menced to foreclose a
mortgage on the following
real property, lying and be-
ing and situated in Gulf
County, Florida, more par-
ticularly described as fol-
lows:

LOT SEVEN (7) IN BLOCK
NINETY (90) OF UNIT NO.
2 OF ST. JOSEPH'S ADDI-
TION TO THE CITY OF
PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA,
ACCORDING TO THE OF-
FICIAL MAP ON FILE IN
THE OFFICE OF THE
CLERK OF CIRCUIT
COURT, GULF COUNTY,
FLORIDA IN PLAT BOOK
1, PAGE 29.

more commonly known as
909 20th Street, Port Saint
Joe, FL 32456.

This action has been filed
against you and you are
required to serve a copy of
your written defense, if
any, upon SHAPIRO &
FISHMAN, LLR Attorneys
for Plaintiff, whose address
if 10004 N. Dale Mabry
Highway, Site 112, Tampa,
FL 33618, within thirty (30)
days after the first publi-
cation of this notice and
file the original; with the
clerk of this Court either


Labor Day Holiday

(Monday, September 7)

Deadlines


The Port St. Joe Star &
The Apalachicola/Carabelle Times
To Run: Due By:
Thursday, September 10 Friday, September 4, 5:00 p.m.
(CST)

The classified department and the business offices of The Star and The Times
will be closed Monday, September 7.

We will reopen Tuesday, September 8 at 8:00 a.m..


before service on Plaintiff's
attorney or immediately
there after; otherwise a de-
fault will be entered
against you for the relief
demanded in the Com-
plaint.

WITNESS my hand and
seal of this Court on the
13th day of August, 2009.

REBECCA L. NORRIS
Circuit and County Courts
By: Lynn M. Bames
Deputy Clerk
August 27, September 3,
2009
3658S ,
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE 14TH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
COUNTRYWIDE HOME
LOANS, INC,
Plaintiff,

vs.
VS.

MICHAEL R. HARPER;
MORTGAGE ELEC-
TRONIC REGISTRATION
SYSTEMS, INCORPO-
RATED AS NOMINEE FOR
COUNTRYWIDE HOME
LOANS, INC.; CYNTHIA A.
HARPER; JOHN DOE;
JANE DOE AS UNKNOWN
TENANTS) IN POSSES-
SION OF THE SUBJECT
PROPERTY,
Defendants.

CASE NO.: 08-00422

RE-NOTICE OF
FORECLOSURE SALE

NOTICE IS HEREBY
GIVEN pursuant to a Final
Judgment of Foreclosure
dated the 5th day of Janu-
ary, 2009, and entered in
Case No. 08-00422, of the
Circuit Court of the 14TH
Judicial Circuit in and for
Gulf County, Florida,
wherein COUNTRYWIDE
HOME LOANS, INC. is the
Plaintiff and MICHAEL R.
HARPER; MORTGAGE
ELECTRONIC REGISTRA-
TION SYSTEMS, INCOR-
PORATED AS NOMINEE
FOR COUNTRYWIDE
HOME LOANS, INC.; CYN-
THIA A. HARPER; JOHN
DOE; JANE DOE AS UN-
KNOWN TENANTS) IN
POSSESSION OF THE
SUBJECT PROPERTY are
defendants. I will sell to the
highest and best bidder for
cash at the FRONT LOBBY
OF COURTHOUSE at the
Gulf County Courthouse in
Port St Joe, Florida, at
11:00 a.m. on the 15th day
of October, 2009, the fol-
lowing described property
as, set .forth in said Final
Judgment, to wit:

COMMENCING AT THE
SW CORNER OF SEC-
TION 11, 17S, R10W,
THENCE RUNNING 2523
FEET. IN A NORTHEAST-
ERLY DIRECTION,
THENCE RUNNING 454
FEET IN A NORTHEAST-
ERLY DIRECTION,
'THENCE RUN OR CON-
TINUE IN THE SAME
NORTHEASTERLY DIREC-
TION FOR 150 FEET,
THENCE RUN SOUTH-
EASTERLY FOR 175 FEET
TO THE POB, THENCE
RUN NORTHEASTERLY
FOR 280 FEET, THENCE
RUN SOUTHWESTERLY
ALONG NEW COUNTY
ROAD FOR 75 FEET,
THENCE RUN SOUTH-
EASTERLY FOR 280 FEET
TO A LOT OF LAND OR
THE HOME LOT OF F.H.
CAUSEY, THENCE RUN
NORTHEASTERLY FOR 75
FEET TO THE POB, SAME
BEING LOT NO. 6, AC-
CORDING TO CAUSEY
SUBDIVISION TO MMITE,
CITY, FLORIDA, SAME
BEINGIN SEC. 11, T7S,
B10W, GULF COUNTY,
FLORIDA.


ALSO: COMMENCING AT
THE SW CORNER OF
SEC. 11, T7S, B10W, AND
RUN 2523 FEET, IN A
NORTHEASTERLY DIREC-
TION; THENCE RUNNING
454 FEET IN A NORTH-
EASTERLY DIRECTION;
THENCE RUNNING 454
FEET IN A NORTHWEST-
ERLY DIRECTION;
THENCE RUN IN THE
SAME NORTHWESTERLY
DIRECTION FOR 150
FEET: THENCE RUN
SOUTHWESTERLY FOR
175 FEET TO POB.
THENCE RUN NORTH-
WESTERLY FOR 190
FEET, MORE OR LESS,
TO COUNTY ROAD;
THENCE RUN NORTH-
ERLY ALONG THE RIGHT
OF WAY OF SAID
COUNTY ROAD FOR 39.5
FEET TO THE SOUTH
BOUNDARY OF JIM ROB-
ERTS LAND; THENCE
RUN EASTERLY 190
FEET; THENCE RUN
SOUTHERLY 39.5 FEET
TO THE POINT OF BEGIN-
NING.

ADDRESS: 6948 GARDE-
NIA STREET;
WEWAHITCHKA, FL 32465
TAX MAP OR PARCEL ID
NO.: 02801-050A

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

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

Dated this 17th day of Au-
gust, 2009.
Rebecca Norris
Clerk Of The Circuit Court
By: Jasmine Hysmith
Deputy Clerk

Law Office of Marshall C.
Watson
1800 NW 49th Street, Suite
120
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
33309
Telephone: (954) 453-0365
Facsimile: (954) 771,6052
Toll Free: 1-800-441-2438
August 27, September, 3,
2009
3662S
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE FOURTEENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF
FLORIDA IN AND FOR
GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
IN AND FOR GULF
COUNTY

SUNTRUST MORTGAGE,
INC.,
Plaintiff,

vs.

JAMES BAILEY IV, et.al
Defendants.

CASE NO. 09-331 CA

NOTICE OF ACTION

TO'
JAMES BAILEY IV
Whose residence is: 318
4TH AVE, MERLBOURNE
BEACH, FL, 3251

TO:
UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF
JAMES BAILEY IV
Whose residence is; 318
4TH AVE, MELBOURNE
BEACH, FL, 32951


1100
and who is/are evading
service of process and the
unknown defendants)
JAMES BAILEY IV; UN-
KNOWN SPOUSE OF
JAMES BAILEY IV who
may be spouses, heirs, de-
visees, grantees, assign-
ees, lienors, creditors,
trustees, and all parties
claiming an interest by,
through, under or against
the Defendant(s), who are
not known to be dead or
alive, and all parties having
or claiming to have any
right in the property de-
scribed in the mortgage
being foreclosed herein.

YOU ARE HEREBY NOTI-
FIED that an action to fore-
close a mortgage on the
following property:

LOT 10, 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.

a/k/a 2441 INDIAN PASS
ROAD PORT ST. JOE, FL
32456

has been filed against you
and you are required to
serve a copy of your writ-
ten defenses, if any, to it,
on Nwabufo Umunna, At-
tomey for Plaintiff, whose
address is 2901 Stirling
Road, Suite 300, Fort
Lauderdale, Florida 33312
within 30 days after the
first publication of this no-
tice and file the original
with the Clerk of this Court
either before service on
Plaintiffs attorney or imme-
diately thereafter; other-
wise a default will be en-
tered against you for the
relief demanded in the
complaint.

WITNESS my hand and
the seal of this Court this
13th day of August, 2009.

CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT
COURT
BY: Jasmine Hysmith
DEPUTY CLERK

In accordance with the
Americans with Disabilities
Act, persons needing a
reasonable accommoda-
tion to participate in this
proceeding should, no
later than seven (7) days
prior, contact the Clerk of
the Court's disability coor-
dinator at 8502296111,
1000 C. G. COSTIN BLVD.
RM. 302 PORT ST. JOE
FL, 32456. If hearing im-
paired, contact (TDD)
8009558771 via Florida
Relay System.
August 27, September 3,
2009
3684S
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT,
IN AND FOR GULF
COUNTY, FLORIDA

IN RE: The estate of
MARY FRANCIS MclNNIS,
deceased.

CASE NO.:09-47-PR
IN PROBATE

NOTICE TO CREDITORS

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

The administration of the
estate of Mary Francis
Mclnnis, deceased, File
Number 09-47-PR, is
pending in the Circuit
Court for Gulf County,
Florida, Probate Division,
the address of which is
1000 Cecil G Costin Sr
Blvd, Port St. Joe, Florida
32456. The name and ad-
dress of the personal rep-
resentative and the per-
sonal representative's at-
torney are set forth below.


I 1100
ALL INTERESTED PER-
SONS ARE NOTIFIED
THAT:

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

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

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

The date of the first publi-
cation of this Notice is
August 27, 2009.

RUBY M. FORMBY
375 Luke Ford Road
Wewahitchka, FL 32465
THOMAS S. GIBSON
RISH, GIBSON &
SCHOLZ, PA.
116 Sailors Cove Drive
R 0. Box 39
Port St. Joe. FL 32457
850 229-8211
ATTORNEY FOR PETI-
TIONER
FL BAR NO. 0350583
August 27, September 3,
2009
3692S
NOTICE OF FINAL
AGENCY ACTION TAKEN
BY THE NORTHWEST
FLORIDA WATER MAN-
AGEMENT DISTRICT

Notice is given that
stormwater permit number
644 was issued on August
14, 2009, to C&G Enter-
prises for improvements to
the existing stormwater fa-
cility located at the Inter-
section of State Road 72
and Garrison Avenue, Port
St. Joe.

The file containing the ap-
plication .for this permit is
available for inspection
Monday through Friday
(except for legal holidays),
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at
the Northwest Florida
Water Management
District's ERP Office, The
Delaney Center Building,
Suite 2-D2252 Killearn
Center Boulevard, Talla-
hassee, FL 32309.

A person whose substan-
tial interests are affected
by the District permitting
decision may petition for
an administrative hearing
in accordance with Sec-
tions 120.569 and 120.57
FS., or may choose to
pursue mediation as an al-
ternative remedy under
Section 120.573, Florida
Statutes, and Rules
28-106.111 and
28-106.401-404, Florida
Administrative Code. Peti-
tions must comply with the
requirements of Florida
Administrative Code,
Chapter 28-106 and be
filed with (received by) the
District Clerk located at
District Headquarters, 81
Water Management Drive,
Havana, FL32333-4712.
Petitions for administrative
hearing on the above ap-
plication must be filed
within twenty-one (21)
days of publication of this
notice or within twenty-six


1100
(26) days of the District
depositing notice of this in-
tent in the mail for those
persons to whom the Dis-
trict mails actual notice.
Failure to file a petition
within this time period shall
constitute a waiver of any
right(s)such persons) may
have to request an admin-
istrative determination
(hearing) under Sec-
tions120.569 and 129.57,
F.S., concerning the sub-
ject permit. Petitions
which are not filed in ac-
cordance with the above
provisions are subject to
dismissal.

Because the administrative
hearing process is de-
signed to formulate final
agency action, the filing of
a petition means that the
District's final action may
be different from the posi-
tion taken by it in this no-
tice of intent. Persons
whose substantial interests
will be affected by any
such final decision of the
District on the application
have the right to petition to
become a party to the pro-
ceedings, the accordance
with the requirements set
forth above. ,
September 3, 2009
3699S
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE FOURTEENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN
AND FOR GULF COUNTY
FLORIDA

ANNE B. PATRICK,
Plaintiff,

vs.

WILLIAM L. SHURRUM,
BILLIE SYTSMA, SURVIV-
ING SPOUSE OF JOHN
SYTSMA, DECEASED,
AND THE UNKNOWN
HEIRS, BENEFICIARIES,
DEVISEES, ASSIGNEES,
LIENORS, CREDITORS,
TRUSTEES AND ALL
OTHERS WHO MAY
CLAIM AN INTEREST IN
THE ESTATE OF JOHN
SYTSMA, DECEASED, et
al.
Defendants.

Case No.: 09-476CA

AMENDED NOTICE OF
ACTION FOR PUBLICA-
TION

TO:
UNKNOWN HEIRS, BENE-
FICIARIES, DEVISEES,
ASSIGNEES, LIENORS,
CREDITORS, TRUSTEES
AND ALL OTHERS WHO
MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST
IN THE ESTATE OF JOHN
SYTSMA, DECEASED, et
al., whose last known ad-
dress and current location
is unknown.

YOU ARE NOTIFIED that a
Cqpnplaint to foreclose a
mortgage has been filed
against you regarding the
property located in Gulf
County, Florida, and more
fully described as follows:

Parcel "A': That portion of
the East V' of the South-
west 1' of the Southwest VA
of Section 32, Township 5
South, Range 11 West, ly-
ing West and South of the
Intracoastal Waterway,
less and except the West
160,00 feet thereof.

Parcel "B": Begin at the
Southeast corner of West
VI of Southwest 1' of Sec-
tion 32, Township 5 South,
Range 11 West, Gulf
County, Florida, and run
East for 160 feet; thence
run North for 400 fet;
thence run West for '160
feet; thence run South for
400 feet to the Point of Be-
ginning, said land lying
and being in Section 32,
Township 5 South, Range
11 West, Gulf County, Flor-
ida.


1100 I

You are required to serve a
copy of your written de-
fenses, it any, to this action
on Mel Magidson, Jr.,
Plaintiffs' attorney, whose
address is PRO. Box 340,
Port St. Joe, Florida
32457, on or before Sep-
tember 28, 2009, and file
the original with the clerk
of this court at Gulf County
Courthouse, 1000 Cecil G.
Costin Blvd., Port St. Joe,
Florida 32456, either be-
fore service on Plaintiff's
attorney or immediately
thereafter; otherwise a de-
fault will be entered
against you for the relief
demanded in the petition.

DATED this 21st day of Au-
gust, 2009.

CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT
COURT
By: Jasmine Hysmith
Deputy Clerk
August 27, September 3,
2009
3706S
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE 14TH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
GULF COUNTY FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION

CHASE HOME FINANCE,
LLC,
Plaintiff,

vs.

KENNETH L CROWDER,
SR.; LINDA C. CROWDER;
JOHN DOE; JANE DOE
AS UNKNOWN
TENANTS) IN POSSES-
SION OF THE SUBJECT
PROPERTY
Defendants.

CASE NO.:
23-2008-CA-000160

NOTICE OF
FORECLOSURE SALE

NOTICE IS HEREBY
GIVEN pursuant to a Final
Judgment of Foreclosure
date the 13th day of Au-
gust, 2009, and entered in
Case No.
23-2008-CA-000160, of the
Circuit Court of the 14TH
Judicial Circuit in and for
Gulf County, Florida,
wherein CHASE HOME FI-
NANCE, LLC is the Plaintiff
and KENNETH L.
CROWDER, SR.; LINDA C.
CROWDER; JOHN DOE;
JANE DOE AS UNKNOWN
TENANT (S) IN POSSES-
SION OF THE SUBJECT
PROPERTY are defend-
ants. I will sell to the high-
est and best bidder for
cash at the FRONT LOBBY
OF COURTHOUSE at the
Gulf County Courthouse in
Port St. Joe, Florida, at
11:00 a.m. on the 15th day
of October, 2009, the fol-
lowing described property
as set forth in said Final
Judgment, to wit:

LOT 12 AND 13, BLOCK E,
MONEY BAYOU SUBDIVI-
SION AS PER MAP OR
PLAT THEREOF RE-
CORDED IN PLAT BOOK
1, PAGE 49, IN THE PUB-
LIC RECORDS OF GULF
COUNTY, FLORIDA.

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

In accordance with the
Americans with Disabilities
Act of 1990 (ADA), disa-
bled persons who, be-
cause of their disabilities,
need special accommo-
dation to participate in this
proceeding should contact
the ADA Coordinator at
1000 5th Street, Port St.


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3711S Judgment, to wit: jacuzzi, one phone desk, ort management duties in federal or postal obs If Carrabelle, large deck available. $950/Month
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT Call 85048-1180 absence of Store Manag Coordinator you see a job $650 mo. $650 dep. Avail-
FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL OURTLOT 5 AND THE EAST 1/2 Assist da paper- Grant Accounting guarantee", contact the able 08/01/09 Call for an Call 991-0110
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JOHN S. CRAFT BOOK 2, PAGE 12 OF THE Furniture, TV's and misc. new employees on tasks ing for all state, federal, 1-877-F-HELP $75 mo + dep. Call house, 1 blk from intra-
Decedent. PUBLIC RECORDS OF items. Ensures proper operation and private entity grants 850-545-5814 or coastal canal & boat ramp, BMW 5251 1992 $695
CASE NO.09-70 PR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA 80120th S at Faith Chris- and maintenance of store on campus. Providein- C 850-442-3334. newly u dateday won't last down 0 Interest, 9anto
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The administration of the SURPLUS FROM THE Sale, don't miss this one! accepting applications for behalf of the college. Department TOwnhme
estate of JOHN S. CRAFT SALE, IF ANY, OTHER Low prices, and a bake the following positions: Balance & reconcile------------- ____ Townhome -lS C
deceased, File NumberTHAN THE PROPERTY sale. Electrical / grant accounts; assist New development - Fully 6170
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in il sti Americans with Disabilities sale, Port St. Joe, Stone tI filled. Please submit an or related field and MS w I and St. Joseph's Bay. -
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having claims or demands Joe FL 32456or Tle- 12 noon. Chain saws, leaf please contact Charlotte player.
against decedent's estate, p e p blower, bar stools, electri- Pierce Human Resource Build Wealth
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tingent or unliquidated items, Men's & Women's The City of Port St. Joe is ,... .. and Better 2I 2 I
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THEpuBLICATIoN OF THEFIRTS Deputy Clerk much more. Beautiful pas- 7130 - ondofownhouse job, motor seized up from
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TE THE DATE OF SERV- Law Office of Marshall C. Administrative/Clerical tal. 50 427150- Lots and Acreage ago. $1,000 obo 227-2167
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decedent and claims other de- phone (954453-0365 w/massage, twin size, steel now accepting applica- is looking for Purchase Call JD, 7200- Timeshare Financing LLC,
msnds against o d- Facsimile: (954) 771-6052 frame $500. 850227-6019 tions for a Front Desk an aggressive, I 678-358-52399 I850-215-1769
mands against decedent's Toll Free: 1-800-441-2438
estate, including unma- September 3, 10, 2009 Sales Agent. This is a selfstartinT,
toured, contingent or unliq- September 3,10,2009 ll tme position. The motvate 7100
uidated claims, must file ideal candidate will have s ain, 3 br, 1 ba, New carpet &
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WITHIN 3 MONTHS AF- guest service skills, but high commissions, 8228 Hwy 98, St Joe all the way through, appli-
TER THE DATE OF THE - we are willing to train monthly bonus RE'EATLEST R OR Beach, 2 br, 2 ba house ances included. See Bay
FIRST PUBLICATION OF the right person. If you opportunity. 6100 - Business/ with gulf view, $725 mo + from Screened in front
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7 Big Savannah Road Supplies tally renovated bath. spa, all electric, furnished
Dawsonville, GA 30534 2140 - Pets/Livestock Cheerful and clean, Bay on lot 121ft75flt. Welding
Michael J. Craft Wanted views from back deck, shop with tools and equip-
C o - P F r s o n a 1 2150- Pet Memorials close to Highland View ment. All for $75K. 32
Representative of the Es- boat ramp. $625 meo. Also Thomas Dr. 850-653-8121
tate of John S. Crafta lty 1 br avail, $500 mo. 1st Wanted To Buy
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"When we found this
house, we found a good
venue for artists to show
their stuff."
The ribbon cutting
reception will kick off
a weekend-long grand
opening celebration.
On Friday through
Monday, from 9 a.m. to
5 p.m. ET, visitors can
peruse the gallery's three
main exhibition areas,
which feature a varied
selection of stained glass,
photography, painting and
woodwork.
In the gallery's
backyard studio, Pollock
will be demonstrating the
art of woodworking, with
a rope line protecting
visitors from flying
woodchips.
Beneath outdoor tents,
the various stages of the
woodworking process will
be demonstrated - from
hewn logs to rough-cut
bowls.
In addition to art,
visitors can also purchase
woodturning byproducts,


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LEFT: Dick Wallsinger creates wooden clocks shaped like fish and other creatures.
RIGHT: Dolores Lowery paints abstract works using vivid colors.


namely pecan shavings
and blocks in 1- and
3-pound bags.
The wood fragments,
which sell for $1-$3
per bag, can be used
in smokers to add a
distinctive flavor to meat.
Pollock hopes the
ribbon cutting and grand
opening celebration will
raise the studio's profile in
the community.


"We're trying to let
people know where we're
at. That's our biggest
thing this time," said
Pollock, who hopes to
host additional artist
receptions in the future.
"We don't want to be a
9 to 5 place. We want to set
up events and feature as
many different artists as
possible," he said.
As the artwork began


pouring in on Monday,
Pollock couldn't contain
his delight over his new
enterprise.
"It really makes me feel
good that a lot of people
are jumping in on doing
this," he said.
For more information
on the Studio on 4th
gallery, call 850-227-1910
or e-mail re.piep,'' mchsi
com.


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The Sacred Heart Hospital on the Gulf remains on
schedule to open in March.

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summer. The medical of-
fice building will provide
patients with convenient
access both to physicians
and diagnostic services.
Sacred Heart currently
provides general X-ray
services and physical
therapy services at the
Gulf County Health De-
partment, in addition to a


second outpatient physical
therapy location in Beacon
Hill.
For more information
about Sacred Heart Health
System, the new hospital
in Port St. Joe, or current
rehabilitations services
available in the community,
please call 877-416-1600 or
visit www.sacred-heart.org.


Photos by DESPINA WILLIAMS I| The Star
Jan Ord exhibits a variety of hand-painted glass items, including salt and pepper shakers, wine glasses and
decanters.


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