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Anita Askew named Gulf Cun tyTeacher of the Year


By Despina Williams
Star taff Writer
Call it a clean sweep.
Wewahitchka Middle School,
the youngest of Gulf County's six
public schools, now claims both,
the district-wide 'Teacher of the


Year and School-Related Em-
ployee of the Year.
Superintendent of Schools Tim
Wilder, school board members
and district staff awarded Anita
Askew the Teacher of the Year
honor at a surprise ceremony at
the school Tuesday afternoon.
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"I couldn'tbehappier. Theyare
so well deserved," said principal
Pam Lister of the honors earned
by Askew and Brandi Kemp, an
instructional aide in the school's
Bridges program :
"I think this means we're a,
viable school," Lister laughed.


Wewahitchka Middle School
was founded eight years ago. It
currently has an "A" designation
from the state, the highest mark.
for academic excellence.
A selection committeefrom'
an outside school district select-
ed Askew for the Teacher of the


Year honor after conducting an
in-class observation. ,
"Every year we say how hard
it is to do this, but there was a.
good feel all the way across,",
Wilder said of Askew and her fel-
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SPECIAL TO THE STAI
HowardtCreek resident Debra Alford (holding granddaughter Zora Beauchamp) embraces her younger brother, Dan-
iel Webber, in the Phoenix airport. Both were given up for adoption in Canada and met for the first time on Jan. 15.


Brother and sister unite after 40 years apart


By Despina Williams Some of the pieces had fallen
Star Staff Writer into place. She'd located her bio-
logical mother and sister in 2000,
Five years ago, Debra Alford be- but their conversations only raised
gan writing her autobiography. more questions. ,
It was a brief sketch, only a few From them, she learned she
paragraphs detailing her birth in had a biological brother, given to
New Finland, Canada, adoption by the same Canadian orphanage a
an American couple and quest to few years later.
find her biological family. His name had been Francis


Readying for the public


By Tim Croft
Star News Editor
Roughly six weeks from
swinging the doors open to
the public the Sacred Heart
Hospital of the Gulf Coast is
a beehive.
There is equipment com-
ing in on a daily basis at the
back loading dock. Techni-
cians are testing crash carts
and diagnostic machines.
Computers are being in-
stalled and booted. A spar-


kling new kitchen is taking
shape off the cafeteria.
The hiring is in full swing
and the corps of volunteers
is growing by the week.
What was a shell just
months ago during a sum-
mer open house, with pipes
visible in the ceiling and
most of the patient areas
just being sketched in has
taken on the look of a glisten-
ing hospital ready to handle
See HOSPITAL A2


Young at birth, but no one knew
what became of him..
Both adoptions were closed, and
if Young was searching for his lost
family, he'd given no indication.
Alford only learned of her broth-
er's existence in 2000, but she felt
like she'd been searching for him
See REUNION Al


, Sacred
,Heart of the,
Gulf Coast
will open
on March
15 with




S expand as
demand
-.. warrants.
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development
By Tim Croft,
Star News Editor ,

Britt 'Greene had a message
- The St. Joe Company was going
to be a partner in job creation in
Northwest Florida. -
Greene, president and CEO of
St. Joe the past two years, gave
presentations ,to 'the Economic
Development Council and the
Northwest Florida League of Cit-
ies during a recent visit.
He talked -bout the invest-
ments the company has made in
the region from aiding in the
birth of a new international airport
in western Bay County to helping
bring a new hospital to Gulf Coun-
ty and the transformation of the
company.
Greene spoke about the hun-.
dreds of millions of dollars the
'company has invested in infra-
structure throughout Northwest
Florida, be it providing right-of-
way land to the Florida Depart-
ment of Transportation for current
and future road projects or back-
ing, in land, dollars, lobbying or
any combination, for green energy
initiatives, such as a green energy
park or port expansion to bolster
that park.
And Greene spoke about a dif-
ferentfocus for the company, one
that will change the company in
the coming years much the way
the transformation from paper
company to land developer did
more than a decade ago.
"It's about jobs," Greene told
the Economic Development Coun-
cil during its semi-annual mem-
bers meeting. "The dominant
strategies we have going forward
are different than we've had. We
have to do something to create
jobs in this community and other
communities we serve.
"We need jobs, folks. The state
of Florida is terrible at incentives.
But Florida has what every other
state has and we have quality of
life on top of that. We can win. This
state can create jobs and lead the
nation."
An emphasis for that job cre-
ation, as detailed by Greene, will
take place in the West Bay sector
surrounding the new Bay County-
Panama City International Airport.
The sector plan area, 14.5 miles by'
14.5 miles, would completely cover
Manhattan, and includes homes
and vast commercial and office
square footage.
The arrival of Southwest Air-
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The hospital will have one operating room ready at opening with another poised to become operational as
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the first patients when the
doors open on March 15.
"I think the community
will be very, very proud of
this hospital," said Roger
Hall, president of the Sa-
cred Heart facility in Des-,
tin and acting president
of the hospital in Port St.
Joe. "When people say 'you
are talking about a 25-bed
hospital, how could it cost.
almost $40 million?' Now
you see."
Britt Greene, president
and CEO of The St. Joe
Company, which donated
.land and construction dol-
jars, said, "This hospital


"I think the community will be very,
very proud of this hospital."

Roger Hall
President of the Sacred Heart facility in Destin and acting
president of the hospital in Port St. Joe


is vitally important to the has is a modem, airy and
economy. A lot of cities spacious facility.
would love to have a Sacred The front lobby is open
Heart Hospital operated by and flooded with" outside
Ascension Health Care and light from windows across
you have that." the three exterior walls.
What the community 'The lobby features a cha-


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areas ,carefully enclosed
behind glass doors to allow
the maximum of privacy.
The check-in area leads
.to the diagnostic and treat-
ment areas, including the
emergency room, which is
situated.on one side of the
building, with ahelipad ad-
jacent. :
..A nursing station, pro-
vides a view of the entire
emergency area, including
a contamination room in
the event of a patient arriv-
ing having been injured by
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lines and continued service improved
for international flights by of a rail line
Delta will, Greene said, the port an
greatly aid in luring busi- "These a
nesses and homeowners to of what has
the entire region. The re- prove the r
aligned Highway 98 in Gulf said. "Flor
County will eventually be plan. Don't
part of a connector highway vision. It w
system that will link Gulf doesn't hal
County and the airport. But it will h
The company will also "It takes
focus on the more than 140 to ramp up.
miles of contiguous coastal be ready. W
land the company owns be- make the re
tween Walton, Bay and Gulf
counties. "EDC
"It does not take a rock-
et scientist to understand, Time an
where the focus of the com- frequent m
panyis going to be," Greene out the
said, noting the importance which was
of "seeding" a stable rural about sever
area with a diversified eco- ing on min 1
nomic base that is more also demon
than just tourism. newly-recoi
Pier Park in' Panama .nization hac
City Beach, with over a in the fire a
million square feet of corn- the bellies
mercial space, represents of the organ
one example of what the "We hav
company hopes to achieve win," said I
through an assortment of executive
partnerships. described h
The company has also made the s
made $600 million in land significant E
and other donations in the opment pro
region, an example being ing out of tl
the monetary and land as- have to w(
distance the company pro- make our p
vided to make the Sacred The Ei
Heart Hospital of the Gulf has created
Coast a reality. The hospi- year through
tal will open next month. county and
Further, Greene noted EDC is woi
the company's 180 degree securing a1
turn from adversary, to *under the c
partner in creating an op- ect Alaska
rational port in Port St. mean 60-70
Joe. Port St. Joe and Pan-, "Hopefu
ama City are the closest, so we will
distance-wise, of Florida's Nelson c
14 deepwater ports to Latin noting that
and South America, Greene of the con
noted, tion had sa
With the expansion of months an
the Panama Canal to be pregnant o0
finished in 2014, the fire is Al Weist
hot and the company is try- director of
ing to help partners strike Northwest,
while the flame burns, and spoke
Greene noting that the "op- the Gulf Ci
portunity here is huge" and making.


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by the presence' "I seedthat balanced co-
e ready to serve nomic development pro'-.
d its customers,. gram taking shape," Weis-
are just the start trand said,' "The burden is
s to go on to im- on us more than it is the
region," Greene state. We must take care of
ida is a ggret. existing businesses; most
lost sight of~tW*%f the jobs created come
ill take time, it from business expansion."
ppen overnight.
happen. Renewable
time. You need
But you have to energy park
Ve are helping to Weistrand and Nelson
region ready." talked' at some length re-
garding the progress, to-
busineSS ward creating a renewable
d patience were' energy industrial park in
antras through-' the county.
EDb meelg Gulf is one of two coun-
Sinformational ties, the other anta Rosa,
s inormamnal ....a


ral projects go-
the county aad'
strated thatthe
instituted o ga-;
s plenty of irons'
as well as fuel in
of key members
nization.
'e the ability to
Ed Nelson, EDC
director, as he
how Gulf County
second cut on a
economic devel-,
)ject.before fall-
he running. "We
ork .together to
product better."
enterprise Zone
S50 newjobs this
gh efforts by the-
I EDC and the
rking closely on
prospect known
code word "Proj-
a" which could
new jobs.
lly in a week or
deliver a baby,"
chuckled while
the top official
apany in ques-
id he was eight
Ld three weeks
n a move.
rand, executive
Florida's Great
was a guest
of the progress


county EDC was


to be selected by Florida's
Great Northwest as poten-
tial sites for a pilot green
energy park.
"We see it as a true op-
portunity for the region and
Gulf County," Weistrand
said. "You guys are doing
great stuff and we are glad
to be a partner in this.
"Be patient, but it will-
happen."
Nelson noted that The
St. Joe Company, St. Joe.
Land and Florida's Great
Northwest had invested
"significant dollars" to-
ward the project and that
a 1,000 acre tract along
the Intracoastal Canal had
been identified as a poten-
tial site.
.St. Joe, which owns the
land, must undertake some
wetlands delineation and
also determine a price per
acre for the land before the
project can move forward
but Weistrand said he did
not expect that to be a de-,
lay.


"It just makes sense
for us to develop this park
... What we've got to have
is several ready (tracts of
land)," Nelson said.
"When the Northwest
Florida Renewable Energy
Center (NWFREC) -pops
up, the phone is going to
ring off the hook."


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Nelson noted that the top
0 companies in the world
n renewable energy were
ased in Europe, meaning
he picking was ripe for
American companies.

Biomass plant


Peter Chanin of Biomass
Gas and Electric (BG&E),
informed the EDC gather-
ing that the NWFREC was
'in the final comments por-,
tion of its application for
an air emissions permit
for the plant. He said the
hope is to have the permit
in hand by the end of this
month.
..The Florida Depart-
ment of Environmental
Protection' has issued a
preliminary notice of in-
tent to issue a stormwater
management permit, trig-.
gering a public comment
period prior to issuing the
permit.
Chanin .said' the com-
pany is in the second of two
parts of an application with
the U.S. Department of En-,
ergy to secure a. grant/loan
package of funding.
The center has also been
permitted for a two-acre
test tract to examine what
fast-growing grasses may
be used at the plant and a
-permit to expand that test'
tract to 100 acres should be
issued this month, Chanin
said.'
S"We are ready to go,"
Chanin said. "Hopefully
we will be breaking ground
here in June and 16 or 17
months-later hopefully we
are going to be popping
champagne out there."
The NWFEC is to be
constructed on the for-
mer Material Transfer In-
dustries coal transfer site
along the Intracoastal Ca-
nal. An estimated 200 jobs
will be created during the
construction phase of the
$160 million plant with,25--
30 permanent jobs created
once the plant is opera-
tional.


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Keyboard KLATTERINGS




Distracted




to death


You never even saw
me.
You never saw my
vehicle.
You never heard-my'
horn, paid no attention
to my hand
signals that hardly
represented a .
friendly greeting.
I know this
because you never
looked up.
Never raised
your eyes from- TIM
what was in your Star N1
right hand and -
which had your full
attention.
This seemed
somewhat strange
because you were behind
the wheel of a car, a 3,000
pound missile as you
raced through town on
Highway 98 last week.
More,amazing was
that your eyes were never
raised from whatever was
in your hand even as you
crossed the yellow line
that divided us on the
highway, not once, but
twice.,
Not a blink was
apparent as you nearly
cut me off to the point of
collision.
You were in your own
world and that world did
not involve the road or
yourcar or any other
vehicle in your path or,
'which might enter your'
path.
And the beauty of
driving a van, I have
found, is that many cars
are sitting lower in the -
road than mine and
that can offer a perfect
viewpoint.
Of the cell phone and
text pad in your hand as
your digits frantically
worked the keys and your
mouth moved to speak to
some disembodied voice.
You were, in essence
the research tells us,
driving drunk In the-
middle of the day, the
lunch hour to be exact,
but your distraction was
the equivalent of driving
after consuming sufficient
alcohol to be considered
driving while impaired.
Apparently that didn't
matter. You surely cared
nothing about those
sharing the road with you,
but you certainly were
oblivious to your own
safety.,
And judging by a
Sguesstimate of your.
age, you were either
absent, asleep or
distracted recently


when the Media Guy
came to Port St. Joe and
provided presentations to
elementary, middle and
high school students.
The high school
presentation
should have been
enough for that
driver to put the
cell phone away,
and keep it away,
locked in the-trunk
if need be..
CROFT Media Guy's
ews Editor presentation was
all about choices,
about making the right
choices in life, at crucial
junctures in life, in
order to prevent pain, to
prevent permanent injury,
to prevent death.
The most troubling of
those choices detailed in
the presentation was that
to text, call or speak on /
the phone while.driving.
The incident detailed
in the presentation was
based on a true story
in which three young
women leave an event
and head out on the
highway in a jovial mood.
The driver, however,/
decides at one point to
contact one of her friends
and out comes the phone
and several minutes later
the driver, not paying
attention, comes crashing
* into reality in the form of
another vehicle.
One of her friends
is killed, another
permanently injured. The
driver of the other car,
innocently going about
. their day, is also seriously
injured.
And all the young lady
at the wheel can do is
cry, knowing tears will
change nothing, will not
bring back those minutes
before the accident when
she had another choice to
make.''
The statistics are'
astounding more than
- 6,000 deaths and 500,000
injuries each year can be
traced to accidents that
are caused by a driver
distracted by talking or
texting on the phone.
Now I have never liked
cell phones.
I only have one
because of this job and I
have come to understand
that it can be a handy
safety device in the event
of a problem on the
roadway.
My wife lives and
sleeps a bit easier
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Our VIEW




Cut bait


. Time has arrived for the Board of
County Commissioners to smell the
coffee and stop using public money to
carry the water for a local developer.
On Jan. 22 the First District
Court of Appeals denied a rehearing
on an appellate decision regarding
county enforcement of its own rules
concerning wetlands jurisdiction and
protection.
That pretty much casts in
stone the decision handed down
in December that took the county
and developer Jay Rish to task for a
series of actions.
The case involves a development
on Hibiscus Drive which has been
the subject of litigation for more than
five years, the case bouncing between
the 14th Judicial Circuit, where
the county consistently has won, to
the First District Court of Appeals,
where the county has lost with equal
consistency. "
At issue is the county's rules
governing wetlands jurisdiction and
the county's subdivision ordinance,.
both of which the appellate court
found had not been properly :
enforced as written in the county's
comprehensive plan and land
development regulations.
The case, however, has a
significant subplot running through
it, and that is how the county "serves"
the taxpayers of the county.
That the county'is even in the case
at all is confounding given that the
case revolves around enforcement
of its own land use rules and
regulations.
Enforce those rules and the
county isn't in court, isn't involved in
lengthy litigation that the taxpayers
have paid for to the tune of tens of
thousands of dollars.
Put this in perspective Fred
Johnson, a neighbor of Rish's
development on Hibiscus Drive and
a practicing attorney, is submitting
to the county a bill for some $13,000
he paid for court costs, bringing in
expert witnesses and filing.fees.
Not any attorney's fees, just
ancillary costs of over $13,000 that


now that the county has lost, which,
Johnson is pursuing reimbursement
for.
That should provide a baseline of
* what the county has spent fighting
the enforcement of its rules. Illogical
doesn't begin to capture such action.
The larger picture though is that
the county has been in court for five
years because at the bottom line, Mr.
Johnson was an outsider and Mr.
Rish was not.
'Even though Johnson has a
homesteaded property in Gulf County
he has owned for over 15 years, has
'paid his rising property taxes, his
name is not Rish and thus he was
treated as a nuisance, one that would
not go away no matter how many
times he was forced to amend his
complaint, no matter the losses in
circuit court.
When he and his fellow property
owners along Hibiscus Drive came
before county commissioners to
protest what was going on with the
Rish development, they were turned
away by deaf ears.
And while the case was ongoing,
litigation bouncing back and forth but
still alive, the county allowed Rish to
fill wetlands on his property, wetlands
less than 200 feet from St. Joseph
Bay, in violation of the county's rules
and, the court hinted, the potential
jurisdiction of the U.S. Army Corps
of Engineers and the Florida
Department of Environmental
Protection..
Now, as with many homeowners
up and down the cape, the property
owners on Hibiscus Drive are being
impacted by the filling'of those '
wetlands as any heavy rain brings
water over the road.
All this because the county lacked
the spine to.properly enforce its rules
when it came to a favored name.'
This is a familiar pattern that has
played out in the case of the St. Joe
Company, WindMark Beach and
the impacts at St. Joseph Shores
and the lack of proper stormwater
management along parts of the
cape and the flooding of numerous


properties along C-30E.
Now the property owners along
Hibiscus Drive are requesting
that the county, as suggested in
the appellate court opinion as an
option, demand the restoration of the
wetlands filled by Rish.
The county should mandate that
to occur.
St. Joseph Bay is one of the
true treasures of this area and if
; this county is to continue to be a .
tourist destination the bay must be
protected.
As the appellate-court detailed,
there are questions as to whether
the FDEP and the Army Corps
shirked their responsibility when they
determined those wetlands did not
fall within their jurisdiction.
The county, however, can not
afford to follow a similar path.
Yes, there are personal property
rights involved but those were .
eclipsed when 1) the filling of the
wetlands put the bay at risk and 2)
when the filling and other actions
on Rish's property impacted his
neighbors.
The case has been adjudicated
where it properly should have been,
the courts. The county and Mr. Rish
have come out on the losing side.
The county has to step up and
adhere to the decision and should
request the wetlands be restored and
remain in that state for at least five
years to allow full habitat restoration.
And the county should stop using
public dollars to, in essence, carry the
water of a developer who does wish
to adhere to what the appellate court
labeled the "clear and unambiguous"
language in the county's land-use
rules and regulations.
Rules and regulations, it should
'be added, that are the product
of considerable county time and
expense.
At the bottom line, the real
losers in this little brouhaha are the
taxpayers in the county, who have
' still another example of the skewed
priorities county commissioners
place on spending public dollars.


She's looking at the wrong zodiac


The longer I'm married
the less I understand. Life
seems to have speeded.
up, and I'm still in the far,
right lane. I've watched too-
many Mayberry reruns. .
' ; perhaps, the
drum I'm beating
has gone the way of
the dodo bird and
the Chatham Island
Branded Rail.
Cathy, for some
unfathomable
reason, decided KES
to do her "spring COL0
cleaning" in Hunk
January. I pointed
.out the bad weather,
the "Christmas hangover,"
the possible conflict with
the bowl championship
series, my cholesterol was
higher in January ...
"It's time," was all she
said. I didn't get a chance to
tell her about my lumbago,
my allergic reaction to attic
dust, the torn meniscus in
my right knee that would
preclude heavy lifting, or
the special season preview
they were running on the
Golf Channel.
She was digging /
through boxes and tossing
the throw-a-ways in one
pile and the "keepers"
in another. I stood in
amazement as the
"discard" pile mounted
toward the ceiling. "This
old green hat is a perfect
example," she was on'a roll,
"it's moth eaten, the elastic
doesn't work anymore and
the letter on the front is so
faded I can't make it out."
I rescued it in mid flight as
it twirled toward the "burn
and destroy" heAp.
Wiley Wilson, Robert
Orr, Bo Booth, Bobby.
Brewer, Don Melton, Glen
Burns and John Ingram
came into focus as plain
as if they were standing
right in front of me. I saw
Wiley's brarid spanking,


new green cap fly off as he
roundedthird to score the
winning run against the V '
E W to give us the greatest,
comeback victory in the
History of little league. I, ,
saw Bo Booth with
his back to the in-
field, wearing one
of these green hats,
make a running
catch in short left
field that is still
talked about in -
SLEY McKenzie, Tenn.,
LBERT to this day. Me.
er Down and John Ingram
swapped caps
when Bobby Jack
Cantrell handed them out.
This one just felt better on
my head.'
"It is an L."
Cathy stopped sifting
through t-shirts and Zane
Grey paper backs and
looked up. "What hon?"
,. "The L stands for ,
Lions!" I ran my fingers
across the brim. It was the
only tangible thing I have
from those idyllic days in
that open field across from
the pajama factory. I didn't
bother to tell her about the,
ironed-in crease that was
no longer visible or the
Vaseline stain on the bill.
We were not throwing this
cap away. Not today, not
ever!
I stoopeid down to better
examine the "going out
the door" stack. I pulled
out a tattered copy of "A,
Rocket in my Pocket." It
was oui junior class play.
I don't remember much
about it. I certainly hadn't
read it since the spring
of 1964. Betsy Dinwiddie
was our best actor. We ,
-used a lot of tin foil for'!
the rocket. I got to kiss ,
Fran Smart right there'bn
stage. We practiced every
night for weeks. And I
was a nervous wreck the
night of the play. Shucks,


I couldn't even remember
my character's name. .
"We'd better keep this." I
might want to read over it
one day... / ,
The old dog collar was
almost hidden among the
madras slhirts and double
knit pants. It belonged to
PR. Hatchie Bottom Sassy.
She was one of the best
coon dogs I'd ever owned
... when I could coax her
out from under the house
and get her on the trail!
She had that distinct voice
and a great change over.
And she wouldn't quit the
tree until the coon was on
the ground. I thought of the
clear cool nights in Panther
Swamp. I could smell the
lighter knot fire. And hear
the hounds baying across
the mist. I laid the collar on
the kitchen counter. "We
need to keep this. You can't
never tell when another
dog might show up."
I saw her pause over
the tiny Chicago Bear
jersey. Josh couldn't have
been more than five or
six. But this was spring
cleaning and she was
determined. She tossed it
out. I, of course, saved it
immediately. I remember '
Josh leaping over me and
racing to the goal line
at the end of the couch.
"Bears win, Diddy, Bears
win!"
This was getting to
the critical stage! I was
worried about my Elvis
bracelet, my autographed
Lash LaRue picture and
my Faron Young record
collection.
The only items in the
"keeper" stack were great
Aunt Ethel's diary and a
worn out picture of Cathy,
Jo Blair and Foley eating
snow cones at some long
forgotten county fair.
"How come everything
in the throw-a-way pile is
.. . .. .


mine and everything that
we are saving belongs to
you?" Sometimes a man's
gotta say what a man's
gotta say. If I don't nip this
in the bud it could spread,
to my locker room, or
Heaven forbid, the Stan
Musial room!
"Now honey, why do
you think that is?" I hate it.
when she talks in riddles.
"You have saved scraps of
wood from your Kon-Tiki
days. You have one football
cleat because you 'think'
it might have possibly
been one yo\t wore in high
school. You have a jacket
That is so'threadbare you
can see right through it!
We're keeping it because
Cotton Terrill gave it to
you on a cold day down at .
his service station. We've
got the gear shift knob
from your 1965 Corvair.
We have that canvas tent
because you were going
to take the boys camping
when they got old enough. I
have packed and repacked(
and walked around that
See Rock City bird house
- till I see red and black
in my sleep. I don't think,
seersucker or buckskin is
coming back in style. The
attic is going to collapse if
we don't-" -
The ammonia from
the cleanser was clearly
clouding her thinking.
There is something
inherently wrong about
spring cleaning in January.
It ain't natural!
"Wait, not the rocks
from my Snake River
expedition! And we could
use those thin ties as a
tourniquet if one of us gets
shot.,That horse collar
beloved to Uncle Cliffordr
Cathy,,whoa ... halt ... gee ...
naw..."

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Softball kerfuffle
Dear Editor.'
Over the years Dixie
Softball has had a great
working relationship with
Port St Joe Dixie Softball
program and most of
the people involved with
the Port St. Joe softball
program. Whenever a
league chooses to not
associate with Dixie
Softball, we write to the
league and wish them well
and if they ever wanted
to play Dixie Softball in
the future they would
be welcome back. Most
leagues receive the letter
and move on or in a lot
of cases, return and play
Dixie Softball. Not so Port
St. Joe.
Every year a franchise
renewal form is sent
to each Dixie Softball
league that franchised
the previous year. Port St.
Joe franchised in 2009 and
was sent a renewal form.
Instead of just discarding
the form and finding the
Port St. Joe girls a better
softball program a league
official sent the following
e-mail to. Dixie Softball:
"Just wanted to let you
know that St. Joe will not
be playing Dixie. Neither
are most cities in the
panhandle. LOL. Ever,
wonder why? Look at the
idiots running the state and
national level. That is the
reason,"
Not only was this


terrible and classless
e-mail received but the
writer wrote other such
e-mails and states that
he has posted photos bn'
"Youtube," and from his
e-mail the posting, if he
did post it, is based on a
lie. Why would he want to
do that other than try and
destroy the reputation
of Dixie Softball and its
officials? We will review
the "Youtube" posting and
make a decision for the
next step.
Guess you can call me
the "Head Idiot." I am the
national president of Dixie
Softball. The writer of :
the e-mail riot only, in my ,
opinion, misrepresented
the people of Port St. Joe,
foi I have met arid worked
with many good people
in the Port St. Joe Dixie
Softball program over
the years. The writer was
removed from a Dixie
Softball game during
tournament play in 2009
for violating a safety rule
and from what I have been
told not representing his
program in the manner
that is expected'by all
people involved with Dixie ,
Softball. Port St. Joe has
Always hadgreat people
and it is a shame that one
individual could destroy the
great relationship between
a fantastic softball program
like Port St. Joe and Dixie
Softball. '
The writer told me the
program he has chosen


and I will not down that
program. Is Dixie Softball
a better program? You
betcha. The main thing
that upset the e-mail writer
was because Dixie Softball
enforced its rules and
perhaps he is looking for
a program that will bend
or even break their rules
in order to please. Dixie
Softball will enforce its
rules regardless of who the
offender is. That is the way
it should be.
The people of the
Port St. Joe girls softball
program needs to check
into its leadership and
find out the truth of why
they will not be playing
Dixie Softball in 2010. They
can do this by contacting
me at OBIEDSI@aol..
com or call 205-785-2255.
Better yet, I will come
down and meet with the .
people of Port St. Joe and
answer any concerns and
questions that there may
be concerning why Port ,
St. Joe may not be playing
Dixie Softball in 2010.
Obie Evans
Birmningham, Ala.


Candy Wars
Dear Editor,
Well "kids" here we go
again! Really, with all the
issues this county has, now
to pick something like the
use of county money to
give our county children a
better Christmas


is ridiculous.
I, for one, applaud
Commissioner Billy Traylor
for doing this. At the very
least he did make an effort
to see that the parade was
a success and make our
local kids happy
I still wonder if all our
elected and/or appointed
county workers and
commissioners, etc, have
paid all their owed back
taxes.
Take a hard look around
this area and open your
eyes up to what is really
needed. Completion of
county work projects, .
Replacement of worn out or
removed park equipment,
road lights, enforcement
of traffic laws. Promised
beach projects go on and
on. This county also needs
to revisit the county's
not picking up household
junk, "white goods," etc.
Now that these items are
not picked up all that is
happening is piling up or '
illegal dumping of items in
the woods or vacant lots. .
Again, open your eyes and
see what is really needed.
I agree on one point
that the county needs to
start posting county news
(service ads), town hall
meetings, etc. in our local
newspaper and not in the
Panama City papers. I for
one "try" to buy local goods
when I can and for sure do
not buy out of town papers.
John E. Parker
Highland View


KLATTERINGS from page A4


knowing the phone is in my pocket.
But call me while I'm driving,
forget about getting an answer.
Ask me to text a message, well,
heck, I haven't even mastered
that task. Too much hand-eye
coordination required.
But as more and more of us
have purchased cell phones,
learned to text, become more social
animals courtesy of the ether, we
have become detached from the
ordinary tasks of life.
I remember as a young student
driver the constant.emphasis on
making me understand the perils


of a car, of keeping the 10-2 o'clock
on the steering wheel, using 'the
mirrors for awareness of all about
you and knowing that even with
all those mirrors there was still a.
blind spot.
But now we produce drivers
- as the stock car races from the
parking lots of either Port St. Joe
High School or Wewahitchka High
School at the end of the school
day attest who have more.
important things on their mind,
or as the Media Guy suggested in
presentation, believe themselves
so bulletproof that nothing amiss.


could possibly happen.while behind
the wheel.
And, unfortunately, too many
adults seem of a same mentality,
that the phone call, the text
message is somehow too important
to wait until they are off the road.
That, folks, means we are
all playing a form of Russian
Roulette, many of us without even
knowing it, every time we leave our
driveway.
I know this because you never
even saw me, even as you nearly
ran me off the road for the sake of
that text.


PUBLIC NOTICE

A Public Hearing will be held at the Planning and Development Review Board (PDRB) meeting
on Monday, February 15, 2010 at 8:30 a.m. EST, and at the Board of County Commissioners
(BOCC) meeting on Tuesday, February 23, 2010 at 6:00 p.m. EST. Both public hearings will be
held in the BOCC Meeting Room at the Robert M. Moore Administration Building, 1000 Cecil
G. Costin Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida. The public hearings will be to discuss and act on the
following:

1. January 14, 2010 Minutes
2. Variance William C. Thompson -Parcel ID #03805-017R in Section 31, Township 6
South, Range 11 West, Gulf County, Florida Variance of development regulations. Located
at St. Joe Beach. Requesting a Variance on setbacks.
3. Variance Charles Barton Parcel ID #00979-120R in Section 33, Township 5 South,
Range 9 West, Gulf County, Florida Variance of development regulations. Located at
Howards Creek. Requesting a Variance on setbacks.
4. Variance- Terry L. Voyles Parcel ID #03761-010R in Section 31, Township 6 South, .
Range 11 West, Gulf County, Florida Variance of development regulations. Located at
Beacon Hill. Requesting a Variance on setbacks.
5. County Development Regulations
6. Public at Large
7. Staff

The public is encouraged to attend and be heard on these matters. Information prior to the
meeting can be viewed at the Planning and Building Department at 1000 Cecil G. Costin Sr.
Blvd., Room 312.

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South Walton nips PSJ

By Tim Croft tin Howse but the referee called a From midfield with just under 23
Star News Editor player in the box prior to the kick. minutes left, Ray found a streaking
forcing a re-kick. Arnold with a lofted pass and Arnold
At the second-halfwater breakvis- Flores was wide the second time, barreled in on Aguilar. The keeper
iting South Walton seemed drenched but a foul was called on Port St. Joe stopped the initial shot but Arnold
in the exuberance of pending victory. for an errant hip in the jostling for po- somehow kept the ball alive and
Over the next 18 minutes the host sition and Flores converted the third managed another shot that Aguilar
Tiger Sharks extracted every bit of try from even closer for a 1-0 lead. also stopped but could not control.
sweat from the Seahawks who held Flores made it 2-0 with just over 10 Nelson was on the spot and
off a late Port St. Joe push for a 3-2 minutes left in the first half when he banged in the rebound for the goal
victory in the District 2-2A boys' soc- split two defenders on a breakaway, and the home crowd erupted.
-cer title game last Friday. caught up with a perfectly placed Nine minutes later Ray sailed a
South Walton (13-1-2) hosts the pass from Patrick Ryan and pushed penalty kick from the left side to the
loser of the Freeport-Rocky Bayou, the ball past Howse. right of the net where Nelson was in
Christian District 1-2A title tilt, also The Tiger Sharks had chances position for a nicely played header
played Friday night, in next Thurs- in a .half only sporadically played that sailed over Aguilar and into the
day's Region 1 quarterfinals. The Ti- in the middle of the field, but could net and it was 3-2.
ger Sharks (7-9-2) travel to meet the not penetrate the Seahawk defense Arnold had another golden oppor-
winner of that game the same night. as Aguilar was not forced to make a tUiiity minutes later but his shot was
"That was not the kind of game I save despite several decent looks for blocked and two subsequent corner
like," said South Walton coach Danny Port St. Joe. kicks were unsuccessful.
Blaine. "That was too tight. But give "I told them at halftime that I Ray had three penalty kicks from
credit to (Port St. Joe) Coach (Gary) thought we could come back from just outside the top of the goal box;
Hindley Have you seen his resume? a two goal deficit, but I wasn't sure two stopped by Aguilar another by
He's a heckuva coach and he's done about a three goal margin," Hind- the defense. Arnold was high from 25
a great job with that team." ley said. "Then they (South Walton) yards and Chase Watford wide right
For much of the game Blaine scored that third goal." from 10 yards, all coming in the final
seemed to have little to worry about. The goal came off the leg of Lelo 10 minutes.
While his defense, particularly Gordillo, set up nicely in the box by a "You can't just dig yourself a hole
the back wall of halfbacks Chase Cox crossing pass from Beau Vermilion, like that and expect to climb out.
and Wade Howard and sweeper Mar- and the Seahawks were up 3-0 less When you play that poor of defense
go Cedillo, was stellar, keeper Jose than two minutes into the second it is hard to come back on anybody,"
Aguilar virtually unchallenged, the half. Hindley said. "After the water break
Seahawk offense managed the lone But over the final 23 minutes, par- I thought we played with a lot of en-
goals in a high-energy first half. ticularly after the water break at the ergy. I've been trying to teach them
The Seahawks had four corner- 19:00 mark, the Tiger Sharks, specifi- all year to play real soccer and that
kick chances go for naught before cally the offensive front of Jared Ar- was real soccer.
Jose Flores scored the first of his nold, J. Mason Ray and Reis Nelson, "But in the first half I thought we
two goals on a bizarre penalty kick took over the game. resorted to how we played when we
sequence., I "Our young men started panick- played (South Walton) early in the
With the kick inside the goal box, ing," Blaine said. "They pressed us season (a loss): We just did riot play
Flores beat Port St. Joe keeper Aus- and we lost our composure." good defense."


Winning streak: Lady Sharks now 18-2


By Tim Croft
Star News Editor
With three victories last week
the Lady Sharks of Port St. Joe im-
proved their record to 18-2 entering
the District 2-3A tournament.
The Lady Tiger Sharks, the top
seed and unbeaten in district play,
will face the winner of Tuesday's
Franklin County-Wewahitchka
game at 6 p.m. in Friday's tourna-
ment semifinals. The champion-
ship game is at 7 p.m. on Saturday.


All games at'Liberty County High
School.
With Kayla Parker combining
to scored 40 points and Mariah
Johnson adding 29 the Lady Tiger
Sharks swept road games against
Blountstown and Wakulla and a
home game versus East Gadsden.
The Lady Tiger Sharks broke
out early against Blountstown last
Tuesday and built a 20-16 lead by
halftime en route to a 37-28 victory.
On Thursday, the opponent was
Wakulla and after racing ahead 10-2


in the opening quarter Port St. Joe
had its hands full before eking out a
45-43 win.
Saturday night, an 8-0 run in the
second quarter was decisive as the
Lady Tiger Sharks won 46-34 over
East Gadsden.
Parker had 17 points against
Blountstown, 15 versus Wakulla and
eight against West Gadsden. John-
son scored four against Blount-
stown, nine ,at Wakulla and led all
scorers with 16 against East Gads-
den.


Lady Sharks fall in


Region Quarterfinal


Florida Freedom Newspapers
NICEVILLE Last Thurs-
day night's convincing win
over Port St. Joe was extra
satisfying for Rocky Bayou
Christian girls soccer coach
Brian Alldredge.
. After overcoming the
loss of five players due to
injury and academic issues,
his Knights are moving on to
the Class 2A regional semi-
finals. The coach couldn't
stop himself from grinning
after the final whistle was
blown.
, The Knights got three
goals from Katie Kaim and
limited Port St. Joe's scor-
ing opportunities, as Rocky
Bayou cruised to a 4-0 win
at Twin Oaks in the regional
quarterfinals.
Brittany Tiller scored the
other goal for the Knights
(6-7-1), who had several op-
portunities to win by an even
larger margin. They will
host South Walton on Tues-
day for a chance to move on
to the regional finals for the
first time in school history.
"This has been a long
year," Alldredge said. "Our
team is shrinking between
injuries and academic pro-
bation. This was satisfying.
I'm pretty pumped."
Most of the first half was
played with the Knights
keeping the ball in their of-
fensive zone, as the Rocky


Bayou defenders refused to
let the Sharks (5-9-2) move
the ball past midfield. After
a few missed scoring chanc-
es, Kaim got Rocky Bayou
on the scoreboard when
she pushed a shot into the
lower-left corner of the goal
past Port St. Joe goalkeeper
Cody Clark.
Kaim didn't score the
Knights' next goal, but her
playmaking ability set it up.
She fired a shot on goal that
Clark wasn't able to control,
allowing Tiller to knock in
the rebound and give the
Knights a 2-0 lead.
"Katie Kaim is a real
trooper," Alldredge said.
"She's such a skilled kid.
What can you say? She a4-
ways has good touches with
the ball."
'The Sharks had some
serious scoring threats in
the second half, but, for
the most part, it was Rocky
Bayou that remained on the
attack. By the time Kaim
knocked in another pair of
goals, the outcome wasn't
in doubt.
Although Port St. Joe was
disappointed that its season
ended, the Sharks took sol-
ace in how far they've come
as a new program. First-
year coach Gary Hindley
was thrilled at the progress
made by his inexperienced
group and is already looking
forward to next year.


Little League Baseball

in PSJ begins Saturday


Special to The Star
Baseball in PSJ has
been around for a long time.
Things are tough these days
in a bad economy and people
are struggling to make ends
meet. There will always be
one thing that people can
find comfort in during the
spring season; baseball.
Baseball in PSJ has been
around a long time and has
a rich tradition. We have
been blessed over the years
with great coaches like Wil-
lie Ramsey, James "Benny"
Roberts, Archie Weimorts,
Jimmy Burke, Ed Frank
McFarland, Warren Yeager,
Bill Dunnigan, BH Hamm,
Harold Hinote, JW Bouing-
ton, Paul Sewell and Smokey
Davis. Now these are great


baseball names and they
were all great coaches. Back
in those days; baseball, STAC
house and spearfishing was
pretty much all there was to
do in the spring. We played
baseball all the time on the
weekends and practiced
when we were not playing.
Now days, baseball seems
to have taken a back seat to
play station and X-Box. We
would like to encourage all
kids to try America's sport
even if this is the first year
they would have played.
Please bring a child down
to the STAC house. this Sat-
urday and sign them up for
baseball. Sign ups are from
9 a.m.'to 1 p.m. If you have
any questions, call Mitch
Burke at 227-5702 or Dona
Sander at 227-4839.


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Special to the Star

Lady Shark Softball
opens Saturday
The 2010 Port St. Joe
High School season begins
this Saturday when the Lady
Sharks travel to Blountstown
for a Pre-Season Classic. The
Lady Sharks play Sneads at
11 a.m. ET and Blountstown
at 2p.m.
The young Lady Sharks,
with just one senior, open
the season next Thursday at
Marianna.

2010 Girls Softball
registration
Registration for Port
St. Joe girls' softball will be
Saturday, Feb. 6 at 9 a.m.,
Tuesday, Feb. 9 at 5 p.m.
and Saturday, Feb. 13 at
9 a.m.
Late Signups will be Sat-
urday, Feb. 20 at 9 a.m. Team
drafting will be Saturday,
Feb. 20 at 1 p.m.
You must attend drafting
to be eligible to play.
All Registration will be
held at the 10th Street Con-
cession Stahd in Port St.
Joe.
Registration fee is $55 for


early registration and $60 for
late registration on Feb. 20.
You must provide your
child's birth certificate to
register.

Gator Baseball
Alumni game
postponed one week
The Wewahitchka High
School Baseball Booster
Club is finalizing their plans
for an Alumni Baseball
Game to be held, Saturday,
Feb. 13, 2010 at the High
School Field. This event is
being planned as an addi-
tional fund raiser to assist
WHS Baseball with the ex-
penses associated with their
upcoming season.
All interested Alumni are
asked to get their teams to-
gether and contact Coach
Tony Muina at 832-9647 or
Kelly Forehand at 819-0424.
Games are being planned
for 10 a.m., 1 p.m. and
4 p.m. Final Game times will
be announced once teams
and brackets are finalized.
We ask all former Gator
Baseball players to show
your Gator Pride by par-
ticipating in this special Day
of Baseball in our Alumni
Games.


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her entire life.
Adopted children carry
with them a hole in their
hearts, Alford said.
And though she'd recon-
n.ected with her biological
mother and sister, the hole
remained.
Alford never finished
her autobiography.
To signify the unknown,
she wrote at the end a row
of. periods an ellipsis,
like the hole in her heart
she hoped someday to fill.
She kept searching.

Discovery
Alford had found her
biological mother, Rowena
Young, and sister, Coleen
Loder, by entering what
little information she had
about her birth in the on-
line Canadian Adoptees
Registry.
Alford's adopted par-
ents, Lowrey and Shirley
Wilhite, adopted Alford
at 13 months old from an
orphanage in St. John's,
Canada.
Lowrey Wilhite, an Air
Force radar operator, who
retired as a Senior Master
Sgt., was stationed at a U.S.
Air Force base in New Fin-
land at the time.
Because it was a closed
adoption, the Wilhites were
not privy to information
about their daughter's bio-
logical parents.
Shirley Wilhite, howev-
er, caught a furtive glimpse
of the biological mother's
name on sbme adoption pa-
perwork.
' She remembered the
last name, "Young," think-
ing'that it might someday
benefit. Alford to know
it. She also recalled that,
Alford's biological mother'
had an unusual first name.
The information proved
sufficient. A representative
from the Canadian Adopt-
ees Agency contacted Al-
ford in August 2000.
Inclosed adoptions, both
the children and their bio-
logical families must give
consent before any contact
information is exchanged.
Rowena Young and
Loder gave the agency the
okay.
Through e-mail and
phone conversations with
her biological mother and
sister, Alford learned some
ofher'early history.
Young had raised Loder
but given both Alford and
son, Francis, to the same
orphanage. She did not
know whether he had been
adopted.'
Alford immediately
began searching for her
younger brother.
Given her previous
success with the Cana-
dian Adoptees Registry,
she returned to the Web
site, entered her brother's
birth name and hoped for a
match.

'Your little brother'
A year later, Alford had
learned nothing.
After contacting the Ca-
nadian equivalent of the
U.S. Department of Chil-


Debra Alford helped brother Daniel Webber celebrate his 40th birthday at his
home in Phoenix.


dren and Families; Alford
discovered that any infor-
mation pertaining to her
brother's adoption could be
sealed until at least 2012.
SThe agency's represen-
tative did, however, sympa-
thize with Alford. She took
down her name and tele-
phone number.
Alford tried to stay posi-
tive. "In the back of my
mind; I'm thinking, 'This is
not going to be good,' but
still I had hope," she said.
"I prayed day in and day
out that one day I'd be able
to locate him, I'd be able to
find him."
Seven years later, in
2008, Alford received a call
from the agency. The rep-
resentative asked if she
was still interested in locat-
ing her brother.
Alford answered in the
affirmative: "I've been wait-
ing all my life to hear those
words."
As in the case of her bio-
logical mother and sister,
the agency would need her
brother's consent before
providing any contact in-
formation.
A week later, Alford re-
ceived an e-mail saying her
brother would like to have
her name and address. A
subsequent e-mail provided
his.
Named Francis Young at
birth, Daniel Rodney Web-
ber had been adopted by an
American couple living in
Canada.
Webber's father, like
Alford's, served in the Air


Force. Both were stationed
at the same base in New
Finland.
Webber now lived with
his wife and three children
in Phoenix, Ariz., almost
exactly half-way between
Alford and their biologi-
cal sister, who remained in
New Finland.

Birthday surprise
Afford wrote Webber a
letter introducing herself
and hurriedly placed it in
the mailbox.
Before the letter made
its way to Phoenix, Alford
received a phone call. It
was her 42nd birthday.
"Debbie?" the voice
asked.
"Yes," she answered.
"This is your little broth-
er, Daniel." .
. Struggling through her
tears, Alford asked Webber
a question she'd contem-
plated since, the day she
discovered his existence.
"Do you want to know
me?" she asked.
Webber did.
-In the days and weeks
that followed, Alford and
Webber talked on the phone
and sent each other fre-
quent text messages. ,
They talked about meet-
ing each other,but both had
families and times were
tight.
Before they knew it, a
year had passed.,
Last December, Alford
checked in with Webber.
She asked him what he. got


for Christmas, and what
he'd wanted.
"I'd like to have had five
tickets to Florida but I didn't
get them," Webber replied.
"Or I'd like to have my sis-
ter come out here."
Alford quietly resolved
to surprise her brother on
Jan.'17, his 40th birthday.
Conspiring with Web-
ber's wife, Floyce, Alford
booked plane tickets for
herself, husband Jimmy,
daughter, Brittany Beau-
champ, son-in-law Adam
and grandbaby, Zora.
In the weeks leading up
to her Jan. 15 flight, Alford
was overcome with nerves.
"I was afraid that it was
going to fall through, that I
was not going to be able to
see him," recalled Alford,'
who could not shake an in-
sidious doubt.
"In the back of my mind,
I'm thinking, 'He might not
want me to come.'"
The day finally arrived,
and Alford vowed to tell
Webber the surprise dur-
ing her layover in Dallas,
Texas.
But before she could call,
,she received a text from
her brother, who suspected
something was up. ,
"I could see it in his text
that he was searching for
information," said Alford,
who replied that she was on
her way to work.
Eventually, Alford ended
the suspense. She called
Webber and asked him
to take a look around his
house.


PHOTOS SPECIAL TO THE STAR
Upon meeting, Daniel Webber and Debra Alford
discovered many parallels in their lives. Both were
adopted by American couples stationed at an Air
Force base in New Finland, Canada.




immediately


knew who he was.


I could've passed


him on the street


and known who


"he was.

Debra Alford


Were his mom and dad
there, his wife and chil-
dren? Was his wife holding
a video camera?
Yes, yes, yes, yes.
"I'm on my way. I'll be
at your house in two-and-a-
half hours," Alford said.

No goodbyes
Brother and sister unit-
ed at the Phoenix airport.
No name cards were re-
quired to join them togeth-
er, just the pull of familial
love.
"I immediately knew
who he was," Alford said.
"I could've passed him on
the street and known who
he was."
The two embraced with
tears in their eyes, and in-
troduced each other to their
families.
Through the weekend,
,they tried to fill in some of
the years in between.
"There was just so much
that we needed to talk
about," said Alford, who was
surprised by the number of
parallels in their lives.
Webber's adopted moth-
er and father were "very
stable people" like Alford's
parents, who retired to
Howard Creek when she
was five.
Both sets of parents ad-
opted multiple children.
Alford had a brother, and
Webber, two sisters.
Webber's sisters found
their biological families
years earlier, but Webber
resisted.


"He said he didn't want
to get in anybody's life that
didn't want him there," re-
called Alford, who assured
him her interest was true.
"He couldn't believe that
somebody would love him
even- though they hadn't
seen him," she said.
Webber and Alford felt at
ease in each other's com-
pany. They celebrated Web-
ber's birthday on Sunday
and resolved to see each
other more.
At the airport, they kept
it short. No goodbyes, just
"I'll see you later."
Alford would return to
Phoenix, and Webber would
bring the family to Florida
in May.
Before she turned away,
Alford told Webber she
loved him and made him a
promise.
"Daniel, you're in my
life now. I won't ever leave
you."
Though she has expe-
rienced an exciting new
chapter, Alford has not yet
returned to her autobiogra-
phy, at least on paper.
"I left it with dots at the
end because I knew there
was more to fill in," Alford
said. "I'm filling in the dots
now I guess."
And that hole in her
heart?
The moment Alford saw
her brother, it filled imme-
diately.
"When he looked at me
and I looked at him, we felt
complete."


HOSPITALfrom page A2


contact with chemicals or
other caustic materials.
The emergency area is
of particular emphasis for
Sacred Heart, which prides
itself on not transforming a
trip to the emergency room
as a marathon of patience.
"Our goal is to have a
two-hour limit for being
treated at the emergency
room," hall noted.
The hospital will open
with 17 private patient
rooms with the ability to
add more as demand in-
creases.
"The nice thing is ev-
erything is expandable,"
Hall said. "We have built-in
space to expand. It's much
better to build it and shell it
in for later."
Two operating rooms.
are part of the initial shell,
though only one is outfitted
and will be ready on open-
ing day. Patient demand


,will dictate when the, sec-
ond is up and running.
.Sacred Heart also has
the latest in hospital bells
and whistles.
There is a mobile MRI
machine for use in the'
emergency room and fed-
'eral funding secured by
Congressman Allen Boyd
(D-North Florida) will fund
a mammography machine.
Sacred Heart has
signed a contract with Tal-
lassee Orthopedics Center
(TOC) to provide orthope-
dic services to the hospital
and there will be an oni-site
radiologist and pharmacist
for hospital patients.
Sacred Heart of the
Emerald Coast in Destin
will provide distant radiol-
ogy readings and provide
back-up for other services
provided at Sacred Heart
of the Gulf Coast, such as
reading X-rays and filling


needed prescriptions at
night.
When a medical office
building is completed in
late summer, Hall esti-
mated a July or August
opening, dialysis, physical
therapy, occupational ther-
apy and other diagnostic
services will be offered on
an out-patient basis.
"We will have the spe-
cialties of a 400-bed hospi-
tal in a 25-bed facility, which
is pretty remarkable," Hall
said.
Ed Nelson, executive
director of the county Eco-
nomic Development Coun-
cil said, "Sacred Heart
Hospital is going to be a big
catalyst for this county. Not
only the hospital, but the
ancillary services that will
come with it."
The hiring process has
been a process of winnow-
ing from a deep pool. Hall


said that the hospital has
had more than 600 applica-
tions for 104 available jobs.
"We want to run a
high-quality hospital and
are hiring the best qual-
ity candidates," Hall said.
"The amazing thing is that
one-third of the folks we've
hired are from the area.
and want to come back to
the area, but there are no
jobs.
"When you know you
are bringing in those kind
of folks it is very reward-
ing."
Further, the hospital
is nearly two-thirds to its
target of having 100 volun-
teers important cogs in
the wheels of Sacred Heart
health care by opening.
Some 60 volunteers have
already signed up with
more names trickling in.
"For a community this
size to have 60 volunteers


is wonderful," HAll said.
"Volunteers are our bill-
boards. And they help us
assess the quality of care
we are providing and give
us valuable feedback. That
is essential to our mis-
sion."
Hall said the hospital
will bring more than jobs
and an economic engine
for growth to the commu-
nity.
When Sacred Heart of
the Emerald Coast opened
more than a decade ago the
mortality rate for citizens
of Walton County was 904
for every 100,000 people,
roughly 25 percent above
the state average.
Today that number is
roughly 700 per 100,000.
"That's hundreds of
people in Walton County
who are walking around
who would not be without
increased medical care,"


Hall said.
The next key date is
Feb. 18 when a special
dedication and blessing
ceremony will take place.
There will be an open
house for the public the
first week of March and in
the weeks prior to opening
Hall said the hospital will
begin the process of secur-
ing its Certificate of Occu-
pancy.
And on March .15, 39
days from the date of this
paper and five years and
21 days since the closing of
Gulf Pines Hospital, Gulf
County will have a new
hospital owned and oper-
ated by Ascension Health
Care, of which Sacred
Heart is a subsidiary and
which is one of the largest
health care providers in
the country.
Take a drive by on High-
way 98 and feel the pride.


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low nominees. "To win that
honor against some really
good professionals says a
lot about you and the job
you do."
At the middle school,
Askew chairs the school-
wide reading team, ad-
ministers computerized
assessments and serves
as an unofficial reading
coach.
She believes passion-
ately in providing students
with a strong foundation in
reading. In her classroom,
she has compiled an exten-
site library and encourag-
es independent reading on
campus and at home.
In addition to her class-
room duties, Askew also
serves asg a principal des-
ignee, ball game supervi-
sor and organizer of the
annual seventh grade trip
to Washington, D.C.
If flowers need plant-
ing or decorations need
hanging for a party, Askew
usually does those things,
too. Lister calls her the
"campus beautification
person."
Askew packs a lot into
her day, which begins well
before most people have
rise from bed.
Though she signs in
at 6:30 a.m., Askew can
generally be found in her
room between 4:30-5 a.m.,
getting a jump start on
her day.
"When I'm up early,
I'm fresh. I'm ready to
think and I can assess my
students and what their


DESPINA WILLIAMS I The Star
Gulf County Superintendent of Schools Tim Wilder
.(left) presents Wewahitchka Middle School reading
teacher Anita Askew with flowers and a check
honoring her selection as the district-wide Teacher of
the Year.


needs are," Askew ex-
plained.
. Before leaving in the af-
ternoon, usually at 5-5:30
p.m., when most teachers
have vacated the premis-
es, Askew reassesses her
students and comes up
with a game plan tailored
to their individual needs.
"Every student is
unique and every stu-
dent has a different set
of needs," Askew said..
"They are all individuals
and it's important to meet
their particular learning
styles."
Askew's dedication has
not escaped her co-work-
ers' notice.
''She's usually always
here," Lister said. "She


gives so much of her life
to this school."
Following the an-
nouncement, Askew en-
joyed refreshments with
her colleagues and family.
Not wanting to ruin
the surprise, Lister and
her staff set up the buffet
themselves, a task that
usually falls to Askew.
And how did her boss
and' colleagues do as
make-shift party planners
and campus beautifiers?
"They did a good job,"
Askew said with a smile.
"They did excellent."
Askew will compete
against other Florida edu-
cators for the state-wide
Teacher of the Year honor
this spring.


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WIN- '


S-. r ,
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SBy Tim Croft Collins aims to demonstrate
StarNews Editor .. that diversity.
Gros or at This year the weather pro-
Gross or greaL vided a particular challenge in
That, Dr. Joe Collins said, the month Collins was in the
would be the verdict on his re- '. w n
cently-coplete annual Flor-area, from late December un-
centhcompleted annual aor- week ago. Unusually cold
ida Panhancdle Herpetofaunal temperatures combined with
Survey, which is a highly tech- frequent rains made walking in
nical. way. of saying a census the woods a challenge, though
of-sorts of the creepy, crawly easier to find his animals.
animals that make the .woods,' ". ll that sheet metal came
rivers anU swamps of this area Mi handy," Collins said with a
home. r laugh. "There were lots of crea-
..Collins, director of the Center' tures to be seen despite the cold
for North American Herpetol- weather. My animals, they don't
ogy at the University of Kansas .like the cold. They were under
aid. co-author of the Petersons all that sheet metal taking it
'eqld Gude'to Reptiles and Am- easy. Just about every piece of
, phiblana.males a'fearly trek metal or wood we picked up, we
ft his. hoe,to count things. found something.""' .*
,thIt.her through lifein North Collins and 1inmerry band'--
othda.: &o- bn found more than'410 animals
*o_ iZa rovye g band of his encompassing 50 different spe-
love -'ife, Suzanne, his chief cies. The 410 number is vastly
photographer, former and cur- conservative.because once Col-
rent students; colleagues and lins and crew find 20, that spe-
others who could be considered cies goes in the countless cat-
something along the lines of egory and further finds do not
reptile' groupies, Collins traips- impact the total.
e .through state, and national "We don't want to be greedy
adist~bkount animals: with'our numbers," Collins said .,
"Our whole idea is to try "Butall of this adds to the diver-
and give the folks who manage sity total in North Florida."
these '-properties a snapshot Collins was almost giddy
over time," ,said Collins, who abqut one find, in particular.
has been undertaking these At Bald Point State Park they
surveys, initially at the behest found a mole skink, a species
of federal and state land man- of sand lizard that Collins had
agers and now in large measure not seenrin North Florida since
out of his own passion, since the 1995. .
mid-1990s. "The really important find
And Collins. ever a jovial was the mole skink," Collins
sort, readily notes that his work said. "That's not an endangered
which in large part involves animal or a threatened animal,
peeking under sheets of ply- but that's a rare animal. It-is
wood and sheet metal he has a sensitive species for North
begged and borrowed for and Florida. It was the first I had
laid in the wild to serve as a ha- seen in a long time. That was
ven for his creatuires-- could be exciting."
considered "great or gross, de- And great, Collins noted, or
pending on your point of view." gross, depending on one's point'
Important also for state and of view.
federal land managers. "Overall it (the survey) was
Diversity on government successful given the kind of
lands means more manage- weather we had. It was pretty ,
ment dollars from the. scant grim for about a week there, but
pool of funds that exist. Diver- Florida always comes through.
sity,-pnd understanding how it The temperature always goes
has evolved over time, is a key up," Collins said by telephone .
to crafting management plans as the temperatures outside in
both effective and efficient in Kansas hovered at 38 degrees
the use of tight dollars., a high for a recent weekday.


THE RESULTS ARE IN:
CNAH Annual Florida Panhandle
Herpetofaunal Survey

The CNAH Annual Florida Panhandle Herpetofaunal
Survey began on Dec. 22 and covered the Florida counties
of Gulf, Bay, Calhoun, Franklin, Jackson, Leon, Liberty
and Wakulla. Specific areas formally surveyed included
St. Joseph Bay State Buffer Preserve, St. Vincent National
Wildlife Refuge, St. George Island, Little St. George Island,
Bald Point State Park, Ochlockonee River State Park and
Florida Caverns State Park. Researchers observed the
following 50 species:
Eastern Spadefoot (3), Southern Toad (15), Southern
Cricket Frog (5), Green Treefrog (countless), Pine Woods
Treefrog (3), Barking Treefrog (1), Squirrel Treefrog (3),
Spring Peeper (countless), Upland Chorus Frog (countless),
Southern Chorus Frog (countless), Little Grass Frog
(countless), Ornate Chorus Frog (countless), Pig Frog (3),
River Frog (3), Southern Leopard Frog (countless), Eastern
Narrowmouth Toad (1), Greenhouse Frog (4);
Mole Salamander (1), Three-lined Salamander (3),
Dwarf Salamander (1), Southeastern Slimy Salamander
(countless); ,
Green Anole (countless), Fence Lizard (2), Mole Skink
(1), Five-lined Skink (1), Southeastern Five-lined Skink (1),
Broadhead Skink (2), Ground Skink (countless), Six-lined
Racerunner (2);
Eastern Racer (4), Scarlet Kingsnake (2), Coachwhip
(2), Eastern Corn Snake (1), Ringneck Snake (1), Salt
Marsh Snake (2), Brown Water Snake (1), Brown Snake
(2), Eastern Ribbon Snake (2), Rough Earth Snake (1),
Cottonmouth (2), Pigmy Rattlesnake (countless), Eastern
Diamondback Rattlesnake (1);
Eastern River Cooler (countless), Eastern Box Turtle (1),
Slider (1), Loggerhead (countless), Green Turtle (countless),
Atlantic Ridley (countless), Leatherback (countless);
American Alligator (countless).
Total specimens observed: 41 8
(countless means more than 20 observed but are
counted as 20)
Participants were: Joseph T. Collins, Suzanne L. Collins,
Juanita M. Hunter, Larry L. Miller, Suzanne L. Miller, R.
Alexander Pyron, Greg Pyron, Emily Moriarty Lemmon,
Alan Lemmon, Genevieve Moriarty Lemmon, Dan Johnson,
Grace Anne Johnson, Penny Johnson, Hannah Olsen, Chris
Olsen, Genevieve Olsen, Sophia Olsen, Xavier Olsen,
lan Olsen, Kathie Olsen, Mark Olsen, Joey Romanelli,
Marie Romanelli, Amanda Schmidt, Avery Schmidt, Curtis
Schmidt, Jonathan VanCampen, Thomas Lewis, Joann
Lewis, Jerry D. Collins, John Mathews, Stanley Mathews,
Jean Huffman, George Walkms, Aubrey M. Heupel, Moses
Michelsohn, Lisa Barrow, Mallory Bedwell, Alexa Warwick,
Marshall Cowell, Conner Walsh and Harold Mitchell.


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and shrimp

By Tim Croft
Star News Editor

Saturday folks are invited
to tramp around, in Joe Col-
lins' tracks, in a manner of
speaking, or just sit and enjoy
good music and food.
The Winter Bay Day Festi-
'val arrives this Saturday with
a' day full of events aimed at
increasing awareness of the
natural beauty that surrounds
us and providing funding for
the management of the. St.
Joseph Bay State Buffer and
Aquatic Preserves.
The day starts at 9 a.m.
with a birding walk of Money
Bayou. Another birding walk
of the Air Force property on
Cape San Blas will commence
at 2 p.m.
In between, there is the
Shrimp Boil, an annual fa-
vorite served up by the staff
and volunteers at the Buffer
Preserve, which begins at 11
a.m.
.Guests can dine with a
view on the expansive Pre-
serves Center deck overlook-
ing the bay.
The Shrimp Boil features
local wild-caught shrimp,
corn on the cob, potatoes and
kielbasa sausage, along with
coleslaw, garlic bread and
beverages. At noon Neil Jones
and Jon Copps will take their
place on the deck and provide
. musical entertainment to din-
ers and guests who just want
to listen to some fine music.
A photo exhibit featuring
local photographers will also
be on site.
The Shrimp Boil will last
until the food runs out, and it
can run out quickly so mus-
ter a hunger early. There is
a suggested $10 donation per
meal.
All other activities are free
of charge and weather per-
mitting.
While the Shrimp Boil is
underway, visitors can take
advantage of several back
country tours, learning about
the ecology and importance
of the Buffer Preserve from
experts who manage or work
on the preserve.
Space is limited so, again,
the earlier the better. The
tours will take place between
11 a.m. and 2 p.m. ET.
At 8 p.m. there will be an
astronomy program at the
Preserve Center, offering a
glorious view of the night sky
clouds permitting.
The' Preserves Center is
located 4.5 miles south of Port
St. Joe on St. Joseph Bay at
3915 State Road 30A.
A complete schedule of
events and flyer are posted
online at www.stjosephbay-
preserves.org.
For more information,
please contact Jessica McK-
enzie at 850-229-1787.


4-H'ers shine at Northwest Horse Judging Clinic and Contest competition


Special to The Star,

On Jan. 23, Gulf County
4-H Club members partici-
pated in the 2010 Northwest
Florida Horse Judging Clin-
ic and Contest competition
at the Jackson County Ag
Center in Marianna. The
event was hosted by Malone
FFA.
Members participated
in clinics for the Stock Type
Halter, Hunter in Hand,
Western Pleasure and Hunt-
er Under Saddle events and
were judged in each event.
Approximately 50 par-
ticipants from FFA/4-H
clubs from five counties
competed in this day-long
event. Participants scored
in team levels as well as


individual levels.
Members participated in
the following divisions: FFA
- Middle and High School
Levels; 4-H Junior Division
- age 8 to 10/Intermediate
Division age 11-13 (com-.
bined); and Senior Division
- 14 to 18.
Gulf's Junior/Intermedi-
ate Judging Teams placed
as follows: 1st Place Gulf
No. 2 Kayla Lindsey, Vic-
toria Lanter, Robin Outlaw
and Kaitlyn Baker. 2nd Place
- Gulf No. 1 Bailee Fon-
taine, Shawn Elia, Brooke
McMillian and Desiree Out-
law. In the Junior/ Interme-
diate Individual Places 1st
Place Kayla Lindsey and
3rd Place Bailee Fon-
taine.


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Thursday, February 4, 2010


Achievement


Junior Service

League Gala


Saturday

Special to The Star
The Junior Service League
of Port St Joe will be hosting
its annual Mardi Gras Gala at
7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 6, at the
Centennial Building in Port St.
Joe. It is a night of New Orleans
fun, live music, silent auction,
raffle, portraits, caricatures,
food and lots of beads.
While the theme of the night
is revelry, it is also a time to raise
money for the Junior Service
League's community projects.
The gala is the League's pri-
mary fundraiser, with proceeds
going toward school. supplies
for elementary students, winter
clothes for local children, the
Junior Miss Program, scholar-
ships for, graduating seniors
and the community Easter Egg
Hunt. To raise the money for
these projects, the gala will in-
clude not only a silent auction,
featuring vacations across the
Southeast, but also several raf-
fles of big-ticket items divided
into his-and-her favorites. For
-example, men can look forward
to a fishing package, and wom-
en a "Company's Coming" ex-
travaganza including all of the
services needed when family or
friends come for a visit.
Amanda's Bistro is catering
the event with a mix of low-coun-
try cuisine. In a change from
previous years, the meal will be
served in courses, with the reci-
pes for the hors d'oeuvres and
desserts from the Junior Ser-
vice League cookbook, "Thyme
in Port: Celebrating Florida's
Constitution City." The main
course will be a medley of New
Orleans favorites, including
jambalaya, etouffee and a'po-
boy station.
Tickets :'are $30 per person
,or $50 per couple, A table with'
-10 tickets is. available for $250.
.ADress. is black-tie optional,
though there will be lots of se-
quins! For more information or
tickets, 'please contact Jessica
Paterson at jp@lemongrass
interiors.com or 850-227-4183.


It's 'Dr. Pyron' Now
Robert Alexander Pyron, 21, received his
doctorate in biology on Sept. 10, 2009, from the
City University of New York. He is currently a
Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Stony Brook
University in Long Island and has accepted a
facultyposition at Ole Mill for fall 2011.
Pyron is the grandson of Steve and Molly
Pyron of Mexico Beach and Charlotte Eros
of Marietta, Ga. He is the son of Greg and
Elizabeth Pyron of Demorest, Ga.'


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Mrs. Idell Williams,
affectionately called
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tie" or "Gal" by those who
loved her, was born Oct. 19,
1933, to the late Mary and
Spencer Dixon (Marvin
Chambers) in Caryville.
She passed away on
Jan. 26, 2010, at Gulf Coast
Medical Center in Panama
City. She moved to Port St.
. Joe in the early 1950s, mar-'
ried her husband, Johnny
Williams, and later joined
Philadelphia Primitive
Baptist.Church. Idell en-
joyed fishing, cooking, hav-
,ing visitors, animals (es-
pecially her dog Pup-Pup)
and watching television.,
Her door and her
heart were opened to


Mary Reeves, 77, passed
away peacefully at Talla- ,
hassee Memorial Hospital
early Friday morning, Jan.
22,2010.
She was born in 1932
and raised in Apalachicola,
where she graduated from
high school and later at-
tended Florida State Uni-
versity. She then moved
to Port St. Joe, where she
raised her family and was a
longtime resident.
Reeves was employed
at Boyles Dept. Store as a
sales clerk for many years'
and then later worked at
the Senior Citizens Center.
She was survived by
her four children, Geary
Reeves (Diane), Pam De-


Obituaries


Betty P. Mamoi
James Mamoran of P(
St. Joe; two sons, Kenn
Senn and wife, Patricia
Dothan, Ala., and Anth
Senn and wife, Stasey,
Shreveport, La.; one s
son, Jariies Edward M
ran, Jr., and wife, Patr
of Wewahitchka; two.d
ters, Kimberly Senn of
Ala., and Sharon Davis
husband, Michael, of I
ingham, N.C.; one step
daughter, Te'i Reeder
husband, Ke in, of Ap
chicola; two sisters, E'
Jordan of O ark, Ala.,
Lisa Kemp nd husba


Idell illiams
those in nee .
Idell was predecea
by her pare ts; her hi
band, Jo y;and thi
sisters, her win, Inel]
Thomas, Re a Reeve
Jereline Brown.
Those left to cherish
memories and mourn
passing are ier daugi
. Edith McCor (Andy) o
Anchorage, Maska, an
Carmen Frazier (Way
Jacksonvill seven gi
children, Breana, Jam
Bryce, Fabian, Mimi a
Iyra; two special niec
Jasmine Russ (Jerry)
and Lisa Brown, both
Panama City; a brother
Darius Chambers of]
St. Joe, and a legion o
tives nieces, nephe

SMary Reeves
'Felice (David), Les R
(Shelly) and Steve Re
(Debbie); five grandc]
dren, Christopher De
lice, England Reeves,
ber Reeves, Jade Ree
and Leslie DeFelice;s
al other close relative
rie Wentworth, Alden
Lisa Wentworth, Jean
Edward Nabors, Doro
Rolstad and family, Br
and Brittany Smith, a
tended Lichardello fa
and special friends, E
Babb, Betty Jean God
Jerry and Lid Stokoe,
Debbie and Karl Bow
She was devout Ca
by faith and held strong
her beliefs and of her
for the Lord where sh


,I Mrs. Betty P Mamoran,
59, of Port St. Joe, passed
away Friday night, Jan. 29,
at her home.
Betty was born July 21,
1950, in Tarenton, Ala., and
had lived in Port St. Joe
since 1991, coming from
Brundidge, Ala. She was a
Dollar Store sales clerk and
manager and a homemaker.
She was preceded in death
by her parents, Mixon
Powell and Grace (Mobley)
Powell, and a sister, Darthy
Powell.
Survivors include her
husband of over 28 years,


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ort John, of Prattville, Ala.; and
neth nine grandchildren.
a, of Funeral services were
hony held Tuesday, Feb. 2, at 11
of a.m. ET at the First Church
tep- of the Nazarene on Long
[amo- Avenue in Port St. Joe, with
icia, Rev. Mike Evans officiat-
laugh- ing. Interment followed in
f Elba, Pine Memorial Cemetery in
s and Blountstown. The family re-
Rock- ceived friends from 2-8 p.m..
)- Monday at the First Church
, and of the Nazarene. All ar-
ala- rangements were.under the
va direction of Marlon Peavy
and at Peavy Funeral Home in
nd, Blountstown.


and cousins and special
ised. friends, especially Alice
us- Frazier, Linda Lewis, Lois
ree Byrd, Annie Larry and
I John Walker.
es and Idell (Mama), we miss
you terribly, and your
sh her' memory will be treasured
i her forever and your legacy
liters, shared for generations to
of come. We love you, and we
nd will join you in God's time.
mne) of Funeral services were
rand- held Saturday, Jan.,30 at
nond, Philadelphia Primitive
md Baptist Church at 2 p.m.,
ces, with Elder Chester Davis
) officiating. Interment fol-
of lowed in Forest Hill Cem-
er, etery.
Port All services were under
f rela- the direction of the Com-
ws, forter FRneral Home.,


eeves attended church at St. Pat-
eves rick Catholic Church. She
hil- loved being surrounded by
Fe- all kinds of different flow-
Am- ers and spent many hours
ves gardening and keeping
sever-. them so pretty. Playing bin-
s, Ma- go and shopping on QVC
and were her other pastime
and favorites.
othy Services were held at St
randi Patrick's Catholic Church
nd ex- in Apalachicola at 10 a.m.
mily; Monday, Jan. 25, with buri-
velyn al at Magnolia Cemetery. A
Iwin, viewing was held Sunday
, and evening, Jan. 24, with a
man. Rosary said afterward, at
atholic Kelley Funeral Home, 149
ng to .Ave. H, Apalachicola.
love. Always a loving mother
ie and now a loving soul.

TOLLIVER
FAMILY THANKS
Perhaps you sent a lovely card,
Or sat quietly in a chair.
Perhaps you sent a floral piece,
If so, we saw itthere.
Perhaps you spoke the kindest
words,
As any friend could say.
Perhaps you were not there at
all,
Just thought of us that day.
Whatever you did to console"
our hearts,
We. thank you so much what-
ever the part.

The family of Phyllis Willis Tolliver


IN MEMORY
On Feb. 5, 15 years ago, Vicky Lynn Wa-
ters was killed by a hit-and-run driver in
Port St. Joe. She had two daughters, Little
Peggy, who is now 18 and expecting her first
baby, and if that baby is.a girl, her name is
going to be Victoria Lynn. I, Shanna, now
have three kids, two boys and a girl, and I'm
sure she would be a proud grandmother.
She touched many hearts, and if we
could all just take a minute to remember
her and grab'the person next to you, say you
love them. One minute they're there and
the next minute they're gone. So slow down
in life and live each day like it's your last.
From her loving daughter,
Shanna







Thursday. February 4. 2010


School News


the Star I B3


By Ashley Lacour

SENIORS
If you have not paid your
$60 senior trip dues, please
pay them to Mrs. Alcorn as
soon as possible.


SOPHOMORES
Sophomores are sched-
uled for the Florida Writes
test on Feb. 9, 10 and 11.

CLUBS
Mu Alpha Theta will
have its next math compe-
* tition at Gulf Coast Com-
munity College on Feb. 13.
.* 'The NJROTC Mili-
tary Ball will be held at
the Tyndall Air Force Base
Officer's Club on Feb. 6. To
help the cadets pay for the


Ball, we are generating a
Memory Book where busi-
nesses, family and friends
can purchase advertising.
A full page ad is $35, half-
page $20 and quarter-page
$15. For every page of ad-
vertising sold by a cadet,
they receive a free ticket
to the ball. If you are in-
terested in supporting this
venture, please contact
CDR Jarosz at 229-8251 or
6177.
Key Club still is look-,
ing for service projects. If


DAZZLING DOLPHINS


SPi.IAL Io TOHE IAK
Front row, Hannah Riley, Ruthie Ramsey, Chauntia
Gathers and Mendie Collett; middle row, Shelby
Causey, LeAnna Baumgardner, Lexie Plair,
Brayden Register and Megan Saleh; back row,
Ruthie Shermart and Brandon Brant.


'Night at the Improv' set
Special to The Star
The drama classes of Port St. Joe High School will
be presenting their original characters at 6 p.m. ET on
Feb. 4 in the high school commons area. The "Night at
the Improv" is a very popular event, and we hope you
will be able to join us.
The students were to create a personality using
who, what, when, where and why, and then introduce
their character to the public. This program is the cul-
mination of the character study. The audience will be
able to vote on the student who best fulfilled the as-
signment, and that student will then be named "Char-
acter of the Year."
This program is free, and we hope you will make
plans to come and enjoy an evening with us.


TA Ik


Please contact the high
school guidance office for
more information."

GENERAL
INFORMATION


lea Gold cards will be re-
leased Friday, Feb. 5. '
There is a School Ad-
you know of any events that. visory Council meeting on
might require volunteers, Monday, Feb. 8, from 5:30-
please contact Mr. Fred 6p.m.
Flowers at the school. There will be a Val-
The Keyettes will entine's Day pageant for
be collecting money for girls grades 10 through 12.
"Hope for Haiti" through-, The pageant will be held
out the month of Febru- on Feb. 13. The deadline to
ary. If you wish to make a apply is the 8th. For more
donation, please. contact information, see the high
Mrs. McGhee. school office.
National Honor Soci- The Port St. Joe High
ety is hosting a blood drive School drama classes will
at the school on the 19th Of be holding "A Night at the
February. The registration Improv" tonight, Thurs-
form is due on the 18th. day, Feb. 4, at 6 p.m.


The Lion's TALE


Faith Christian School
would like to welcome Officer
Larry Dickey to the campus.
Officer Dickey 'is 'teaching
the DARE program to fifth-
graders. The DARE pro-
gram stands for Drug Abuse
Resistance Education. The
goal of this nine-week pro-
gram is to teach students
how to make healthy and
wise decisions concerning
drugs, alcohol and tobacco.
By teaching students about
the harmful effects of drugs,
alcohol and tobacco and how
to deal with peer pressure,
students can make healthy
decisions and avoid poten-
tial disasters. Thank you
Gulf County Sheriff's De-
partment for helping Faith
Christian School students
make healthy and informed
decisions.
In addition to a daily Bi-
ble class, each month 1FCS
students gather for chapel
service. Different pastors in
the community lead every
service. The Rev. Janice
Evans will lead February
Chapel Services. All cha-
pel services are on the first
Tuesday of every month at
8:15 a.m. Parents are wel-
come to attend.
FCS would like to recog-
nize a very important per-
son. Because of the constant
care Mr. Tommy David-
son, aka Duck, gives to the
campus, everything runs
smoothly and looks great.
The students love to see him,


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and he always has a hug for
each one. Thank you, Mr.
Tommy, for your dedication,
hard work and friendship.
Report cards have gone
home (just in case you were
wondering). Please sign the
back of the card and return
it to your child's teacher as
soon as possible. We are
very proud of all of the hard
work and achievements of
all FCS students!
Every Friday is "Dress
Down" day. Students do not
have to wear a school-ap-
proved polo in exchange for
$1. All money raised during
the year is given to missions.
Last year, FCS students sup-
ported a few young people
taking mission trips and gave
donations to several mission-
aries around the world.
Extended Day is a ser-
vice offered to FCS students
from K3 through the third
grade. Students are wel-
come to stay until 5 p.m.
for a reasonable fee. Please
remember that all children
need to be picked up no later
than 5 p.m. Thankyou for be-
ing prompt.
Psalm 145:18
The Lord is near to all
who call upon Him, to all
who call upon Him in truth.


BYCE NELSON

Bryce Nelson Memonal

Scholarship established


Special o The Star
The family and friends
of Bryce McKenzie Nelson
have established a scholar-
ship in his memory.
/ In creating the Bryce
Nelson Memorial Scholar-
ship, the family wishes to
help a young person re-
ceive a higher education.
Their sincere wish is
that the recipient will dem-
onstrate compassion, un-
derstanding and patience,
qualities exemplified by
.Nelson, who died recently
in a car accident.
A 2008 Port St. Joe High
School graduate, Nelson
was a true friend to many
and a kind, compassionate
and caring person to ev-
eryone.
Nelson's desire was
to become a teacher and


coach. He wanted to share
his knowledge 'and help
others build a strong char-
acter through his patience
and dedication.
This scholarship will
honor a deserving graduat-
ing senior who has a desire
to further his or her educa-
tion and help others.
They will have demon-
strated good character,
leadership, responsibility,
positive attitude and have
been a role model among
high school students.
Contributions .can be
made to the Bryce Nelson
Memorial Scholarship and
sent or dropped off to Port
St. Joe Elementary School
at 2201 Long Ave., Port St.
Joe, FL 32456.
Please contact Melissa
Ramsey with any ques-
tions at 850-227-1221.


Local students earn plaudits from Troy University


Special to The Star
TROY, Ala. Troy Univer-
sity has announced its honor
students for fall semester,
according to Dr. Ed Roach,
senior executive vice chan-
cellor and provost.
Full-time. undergradu-
ate students who earned a
4.0 grade point average for


the fall semester are recog-
nized on the Chancellor's
List, the university's honor
roll. Full-time undergradu-
ate students who earned a
grade point average of 3.65
or higher on a 4.0 scale are
recognized on the Provost's
List. Troy University offers
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arts, communication, busi-
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please. If you are interested
in adopting Barney, contact
the St. Joseph Bay Humane
Society at 227-1103 and ask
for Melody. You may also get
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More basic Bible truths


Truth No. 6: The
confusion of languages at
the tower of Babel is well -
understood. Much less
understood is the division
of one large land mass into
the continents, which we
have today. This is found
hidden in the genealogies
in Genesis 10:25. "To Eber
were born two sons: the
name of one was Peleg, for
in his days THE EARTH


WAS DIVIDED." .
In the book of Jasher
(see Joshua 10:13 and 2nd
Samuel 1:18) the statement
is even clearer- "to Eber
were born two children,
the name of one.was Peleg,
for in his days the sons of
men were divided, and IN
THE LATTER DAYS, THE
EARTH WAS DIVIDED."
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SCatholic Church
S2 th .ndJ Monume, Ave. *Port St. Joe 227-1417
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All Mass Times EDT:
Saturday................................................................4:00 pm
Sunday ............................................ ......... 9:.30am
Monday, Thursdav, Friday................................- 9:30 amn
W wednesday .......................................................... 5:30 pm


St. Lawrence Mission
788 N. Hwy.71
Wewalbitchka, FL
Sunday Mass 11:00 am (CT)


Cape San Bias Mission
1500 ft from State Park entrance
at Cape San Bias
Opens December 6th


on is the date when this
occurred.
STruth No. 7: Jesus
told Satan (Matthew 4:10)
"It is written: You shall
worship the LORD your
God, and Him only you shall
SERVE." This necessity
to SERVE God appears
throughout scripture, in
many, many places. Since
the time of Adam and Eve,
all people have been born
with the desire to serve
themselves, rather than
God. Religious people call
this inborn desire "SIN."
Sin is another word for
selfishness. This desire
cannot be cured by any
human act. There is an
answer. Read truth No. 8!
Truth No. 8: The answer
to our selfishness problem
is found in John 3:1-7 and
John 1:12,13. Do not be
deceived. You will not find
a clear answer in the letters
of the Apostle Paul. In John
3:3, Jesus told one of the
Jewish leaders, Nicodemus,
that unless a person had
a new birth, he/she could
not see (understand) the
Kingdom of God.
Jesus explained in John
3:4 that He was talking
about a spiritual birth, hot a
physical birth. Jesus said in
verse 5 that unless a person
had this spiritual birth,
he/she could not enter
the Kingdom of God. As


quoted in John 1:12,13, John
the Baptist makes it very
clear that a person must be
born OF GOD, not of some
human actor ceremony,
and that repenting and
I believing are a gift from
God, not something
that people can do all by
themselves.
Truth No. 9: So, you
might ask, just what is
this Kingdom of God? A
kingdom is a territory that
is ruled by a ruler. He
might be called a king or
by some other title. Jesus
told some that the Kingdom
of God was within them. Is
the Kingdom of God within
you? Is God ruling in your
heart, or are you ruling
there? If God is not ruling .
there, then you need a
spiritual birth that only God
can give you. In the book of
Matthew, the Kingdom of
God is called the Kingdom
of Heaven. You would prefer
Heaven over hell, wouldn't
you?
Truth No. 10: Scripture
contains many commands
to repent. Just what does
this mean? If we look back,.
in the original language,
then we find the Greek
word "metanoia." It's not
really that complicated.
Literally, this word means
to "have another mind."
To repent is to think about
things differently. To repent,


by itself, does not mean
doing or not doing anything
other than to consider
God's word as truth.
More truths will follow
in upcoming Christian
Conscience articles.
Questions or comments?
Send an e-mail to the
address below.
At the Mexico Beach
Christian Worship Center,
we preach basic Bible
truths, just as Jesus and
His followers did. At the
MBCWC, we don't pass an
offering plate and plead
for money or twist your
arm to join. Plan to check
us out this Sunday. Our
services begin with a time
of greeting and fellowship
at 9:30 a.m. CST. Worship
begins at 9:45 a.m. Come
early so that you can meet
and fellowship with us
and enjoy the praise and
worship music led by TJ.,
We meet and worship at the
Mexico Beach Civic Center
on 105 N. 31st St., behind
Parker Realty and the
Beach Walk gift shop, just
off Highway 98 in Mexico
Beach.,.
God Bless,
Pastor Tim Morrill
Mexico Beach Christian
Worship Center
pastor@
mexicobeachcwc.com
http://www.mexico
beachcwc.com


Beware of

half truths

When Eve was tempt-
ed by Satan, he told her
she would not die.
This half of what he
told her was surely a lie.
That her eyes would
be opened and she'd
know good from bad.
This part was true,
that made it sad.
This started sin and it
gets worse each day.
Many still believe
these half truths, and fall
by the way.
There are those who
preach good works, but
what about Jesus?
Good works won't
save you; it's Jesus that
frees us.
From the bondage of
sin He flees us, and then
our work comes in.
So beware of believing
a half truth; it might be
the wrong half, my friend.

Billy Johnson


Yard sale/fish fry
Long Avenue Baptist
Church will host a yard
sale/fish fry Saturday,
Feb. 6, 2010. The yard
sale starts at 7 a.m., and
the fish fry is from 11
a.m.-2 p.m. For tickets,
you can call the church
office at 229-8691. All
,proceeds will go to the
2010 Brazil mission
trip.


FIRST UNITED
METHODIST CHURCH
Constitution ad Monument Port St. Joe


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Sunday: .
Contemporary Service 9:00 a.m. ET'
Sunday School: 10:00 am. ET
Traditional Wohi: 11:0 a.m. ET
Wednesday:
Youth: 5:30p.m. ET
Choir: 7:00p.m. ET


850) 227-1724
Rev. Mac Fulkler
Pastor
Ann Comfrter Jeremy Dixon
Music Director Youth Minister
Deboral Loyks. s
Director of Children Ministries


SOUTHERLAND FAMILY


FUNERAL HOME

507 10th Street. #Port St. Joe


(850) 229-8111


Jesus is Lord and He is waiting
FOR YOU AT:
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4 382 Ling Street Highland View
Port St. Joe, Florida 32456
(850)227-1306
Sunday School 9:45
S Morning Worship 11:00
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Evening Service
Discipleship Training
Wednesday Prayer


a.m.
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7:u0 p.m.
6:00 p.m.
7:00 p.m.


"Our Church ca4 be your home"

First Church of the Nazarene
2420 Long Avenue 'Port St. Joe, Tlorida 32456
(850) 229-9596
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Sunday School .............1.. a....10 a.m.
iSunday Morning Worship ...........11 a.m.


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


Sunday February 14th, 2010 2 seatings 5:00 & 6:30 pm cst
Baked ham, mixed vegetables, salad, baked potatoes, rolls, dessert,
tea, and coffee.
Tickets only $10.00 per person
First United Methodist Church of Mexico Beach
111 N. 22nd Street Mexico Beach, FL 32410
Hosted By the United Methodist Women
Call Ardie 648-2248 or see any member of U.M.W.
All proceeds go to missions local & overseas.


HOWARD CREEK i
BAPTIST CHURCH .

7230 Doc Whirlield Rd .
Howard Creek. Florida .-T. /g"..,
Pastor Henrm Hester ''
(8501 8:7- ,SS7 .

Sunday M.:.rrning ..Lrhipr I I a...in i ESTi t
WednedJ\ Eening \,:,l.hip r 11n IE$T H.


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


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850-227-1756

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


Family Life
Church
Pastors Andrew & Cathy Rutherford
Welcome you to worship with us:
Sunday 10:30am
Sunday Night Prayer 6pm
Wednesday 7pm


A Spirit Filled
Outreach Oriented
Word of Faith Church


HOME OF THE
POWERHOUSE
YOUTH MINISTRIES


vwwyfamilylifechurch.net
323 Reid Ave ~ Downtown Port St. Joe, FL ~ 850-229-5433 J


S 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 taste and see that the Lord is good: blessed is the man that trusteth in Him."
Piease accept this invitation to join us in worship. God bless you!
Please call us for your spiritual needs.
www.beachchapel.org
Pastor David Nichols
Church 647-3950 Home 769-8725


MUIM MIN Wammum


TO KNOW'CHRIST AND TO MAKE HIM KNOWN.
Come worship with us!
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


First Baptist Church
102 THIRD STREET PORT'ST. JOE
Jeff Pinder Pastor
Buddy Caswell, Minister of Music & Education
Bobby Alexander, Minister to Students


New Service Schedule for first Baptist Church
Sunday Wednesday
Contemporary Service ........8:30 am Children's Choir...............6:00 pm
Sunday School ...................9:40 am Prayer Meeting.................6:30 pm
Traditional Service............11:00 am Children's Ministry
Youth Groups ............:......... 5:30 pm Activities ............................. 6:30 pm
Youth Ministry Activities... 6:30 pm

-www.fbcpsJ.org ,


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 exico leaeh ailed lethodist (kerdt
Ninsi Punmii
Rev. Ted Lovelace, Pastor Church/Office: 648-8820


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Thursday, Februarj 4, 2010 The Stan B5 I ~aw Enforcement! Local


GULF COUNTY SHERIFF ARREST LOG
The Gulf County or revoked.
Sheriff's Office will On Jan. 26 Joe Antho-
be conducting vehicle ny Purswell, 42, was ar-
safety checkpoints and rested on a warrant from
DUI check points during Calhoun County.
the month of February On Jan. 26 Demetrius
2010. The check points Tyrone Olds, 30, was ar-
will be held throughout rested on a failure to ap-
the county to include pear warrant for driving
Highway 98 near St. Joe with license suspended
Beach, Highway 98 and or revoked.
Garrison Ave, C-30 Sim- On Jan. 27 Armonde
mons Bayou, Highway Gastone Harris, 20, was
71 North of White City, arrested on charges of
Highway 22 and Highway domestic battery.
22A, Highway 71 and We- On Jan.27 Adam Coo-
starm Creek, Highway 71 per, 20, was arrested on
Dalkieth Area and High- a violation of probation
way 71 near the Calhoun for possession of alcohol
line. by person under 21 war-
On Jan.22 Esther Lee rant.
- Freeman, 59, was arrest- On Jan.- 17 Brian
ed on charges of driving Keith Anderson, 48,
Under the influence; his was arrested on a fail-
breath test results were ure to appear warrant on
.114 and .117. charges of DUI.
On Jan. 15- Brian On Jan. 27 Mary The-
David Traylor, 33, was resa Tully was arrested
arrested on two out-of- on a Leon County war-
county warrants. At the rant for grand theft.
time of his arrest a pipe On Jan. 27 Brian
used to smoke illegal Thomas Laurimore, 42,
narcotics was found in was arrested for battery
his pocket, and he was on a person over 65 year
additionally charged of age..
with possession of drug On Jan. 27 Jessica
paraphernalia. Diann Lee, 29, was ar-
On Jan. 25 .Edward rested on a failure to ap-
Earl Nobles, 49, was ar- pear warrant from Cal-
rested on a violation of houn County. A
probation warrant for On Jan. 27 Anthony
leaving the scene of an Scott Crocker, 26, was
accident. arrested on a violation
On Jan. 25 Ashley of probation -warrant;
Aurore Sander, 23, and the original charge was
Christopher Allen Nel-" grand theft.
son, 25, were arrested on On Jan. 28 Yolanda
charges of possession of J. Rodriguez, 19, was
listed chemicals to man- arrested on a violation
- ufacture methamphet- of probation warrant;
amines. Saunders was the original charge was
also arrested on a viola- introduction of contra-
tion of probation war- band.
rants from Bay County, On Jan. 28 Harold
On Jan. 25 Joshua Charles Lester, 38, was
Ikaika Kalama, 22, was arrested on charges of
arrested on a warrant for battery.
failure to appear. On Jan. 28 Silas Ruel
On Jan. 25 Michael Greene.HI was arrested
Allen Hammond, 29, on Bay County warrants
was arrested for driving. for threatening a public
with license suspended .official.


Special to the Star

Quit Smoking Now
A "Quit Smoking Now" class/sup-
port group will be held at the WIG
Building located at 401 Peters Street
began Feb. 2. One-hour sessions will
be held once weekly from 2-3 p.m.
and is free to those wanting to quit
using tobacco, but need support in
accomplishing this goal. A curricu-
lum developed by ex-smokers will
be used. The class/support group is
being sponsored by the Gulf County
Health Department and will be led
by Minnie Likely, who may be con-
tacted through e-mail at likely_m@
hotmail.com or contact Rosa Feltrop
at 381-1830 or e-mail Rosa_Feltrop@
doh.state.fl.us.

Wewahitchka community
meeting
The Gulf County Sheriff's Office
will host a community meeting for
Wewahitchka and the surrounding
areas at 6:30 p.m. CT on Thursday,
Feb.,11. The meeting will be held up-
stairs in the Old Courthouse. Every-


one is encouraged to attend. There
will be a presentation on meth abuse
arid meth labs. If anyone has any
questions, please feel free to con-
tact Sgt. Chris Buchanan at the Gulf
County Sheriff's Office (639-5717).

Valentine Pageant Feb. 13
Gulf County Senior Citizen's As-
sociation reminds the community of
the upcoming annual Valentine Pag-
eant. The date has been changed to
Saturday, Feb. 13 and will take place
in the Wewahitchka Elementary
School cafeteria beginning at 6 p.m.
CT.
The deadline for registration is
Monday, Feb. 8. All schools should
have registration packets. In addi-
tion to trophies the winner of Miss
Gulf County Valentine Queen will
receive a- monetary scholarship.
The winner of the Miss Teen Queen
Category will receive a professional
photo shoot from David Parker Pho-
tography and a hair and make-up
session from Dee Dee Morris stylist
and hair and make-up artist.
The pageant is a community event
sponsored by Gulf County Senior


Citizen's Association and co-spon-
sored by Wewahitchka Elementary
School. All proceeds will go to- Gulf
County Senior Citizen's to be used
for the fulfillment of the mission to
care for senior citizens throughout
Gulf County. For more information
call the Senior Center in Port St. Joe
at 229-8466. ,

Visit the lighthouse
Although 'the Cape San Blas
Lighthouse tower is temporarily
closed for tours, the Sleeping Beauty
lighthouse remains open four days a
week.
Visitors are invited to visit the
lighthouse grounds and stop by the
gift shop, which is open Wednesday
through Friday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
"Lighthouse Lady" Beverly
Mount-Douds, who operates the gift
shop, encouraged visitors to bring
their cameras. "This week has been
a beautiful photo week. The birds
and the eagles have all been out,"
Mount-Douds said last Friday.
For more information, call 850-
229-1151.


PUBLIC NOTICE

Pursuant to Sections 163.346 and 166.041(3)(a), Florida Statutes,
the City Commission of the City of Port St Joe, Florida, as the
governing body of the City, does hereby give public notice of its
intention to adopt a resolution in accordance with Section 163.361,
Florida Statutes, titled as follows:

CORRECTED -RESOLUTION #09-06 OF THE CITY OF
PORT ST JOE, FLORIDA, RELATING TO COMMUNITY
DEVELOPMENT; FINDING THE EXISTENCE OF BLIGHT
CONDITIONS IN AN AREA OF THE CITY; MAKING
CERTAIN FINDINGS AND DETERMINATIONS; FINDING
THE NEED FOR THE EXPANSION OF A COMMUNITY


REDEVELOPMENT AREA FINDING THE NEED
A COMMUNITY REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY;
PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.


The expansion
approximately
follows:


FOR
AND


areas are located in that part of the City containing
(399) acres and more particularly described as


The proposed Resolution will be first read at a public meeting to
be held on Feb 16, 2010, beginning at 6:00 pm and The City will
consider the Resolution for adoption at a public meeting to be
held on Mar 2, 2010 beginning at 6;00 pm or as soon thereafter as
possible, at City Hall in Port St Joe, Florida. Interested parties may
appear at the meeting and be heard with respect to the proposed
Resolution. To obtain a copy of or to inspect the Resolution
contact: The City of Port St Joe at 850.229.8261 or visit at 305
Cecil G. Costin Sr Blvd, Port St Joe, FL 32456.
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County receives federal funds under Emergency


Food and Shelter National Program

Special to The Star A local board made up of rep- nation,. 4) have. demonstrated the
resentatives from (American Red capability to deliver emergency food
Gulf County has been choseii to Cross, Catholic Charities, Salvation and/or shelter programs, and 5) if
receive $8,219 to supplement emer- Army, Gulf County Board of County they are a private voluntary organi-
gency food and shelter programs in- Commission, a homeless or former- zation, they must have a voluntary
the county. ly homeless representative and other board. Qualifying agencies are urged
The'selection was made by a Na- appointed committee members) will to apply.
tional Board that is chaired by the determine how the funds awarded Gulf County has distributed Emer-
Department of Homeland Security's to Gulf County are to be distributed agency Food and Shelter funds previ-
Federal Emergency Management among the emergency food and shel- ously with Gulf County Senior Citi-
Agency and consists of represen- ter programs run by local service zens. This agency was responsible
tatives from American Red. Cross; agencies in the area. The local Board for providing over 2,400 meals.,
Catholic Charities, USA; National is ,responsible for recommending Public or private voluntary agen-
Council of the Churches of Christ in -agencies to receive these funds and cies interested in applying for Emer-
the USA; The Salvation Army; United any additional funds available under agency Food and Shelter Program
Jewish Communities; and United this phase of the program. funds must contact Stephanie Rich-
Way of America. The local board was Under the terms of the grant from ardson, Emergency Operations Cen-
pharged to distribute funds appro- the National Board, local agencies ter, 1000 Cecil G. Costin Sr. Blvd.,
priated by Congress to help expand chosen to receive funds must: 1) be 'Bldg. 500, Port St, Joe, FL 32456, or
the capacity of food and shelter pro- private voluntary non-profits or units call 229-9110 for an application. The
,grams in high-need areas around the of government, 2) have an account- deadline for applications to be re-
country. ing system, 3) practice nondiscrimi- ceived is Feb. 18, 2010.


Community BRIEFS


PUBLIC NOTICE

Pursuant to Sections 163.346 and 166.041(3)(a), Florida Statutes,
the City Commission of the City of Port St Joe, Florida, as the
governing body of the City, does hereby give public notice of its
intention to adopt a resolution in accordance with Section 163.361,
Florida Statutes, titled as follows:

A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE
CITY OF PORT ST JOE, FL; RELATING TO COMMUNITY
REDEVELOPMENT; MAKING FINDINGS; APPROVING
AN AMENDMENT TO A COMMUNITY REDEVELOPMENT
PLAN; AUTHORIZING AND DIRECTING THE AGENCY TO
IMPLEMENT THE PLAN AS AMENDED; PROVIDING AN
EFFECTIVE DATE.

The expansion areas are located in that part of the City containing
approximately (399) acres and more particularly described as
follows:


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The proposed Resolution will be first read at a public meeting to

be held on Feb 16, 2010, beginning at 6:00 pm and The City will
consider the Resolution for adoption. at a public meeting to be
held on Mar 2, 2010 beginning at 6:00 pm or as soon thereafter as
possible, at City Hall in Port St Joe, Florida. Interested parties may
appear at the meeting and be heard with respect to the proposed
Resolution. To obtain a copy of or to inspect the Resolution
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5558S
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE FOURTEENTH
- JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND
FOR GULF COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION

SUNTRUST BANK, N.A.,
Plaintiff.

Vs.

ANN T. CHAPMAN, TRUST
EE OF THE ANN T. CHAP-
MAN TRUST DATED THE
9TH DAY OF JUNE, 1983,
et al,
Defendantss.

CASE NO.:
23-2009-CA-000538
DIVISION:

NOTICE OF ACTION

TO:
THE UNKNOWN BENEFI-
CIARIES OF THE ANN T.
CHAPMAN TRUST DATED
THE 9TH DAY OF JUNE,
1983

I-AST KNOWN ADDRESS:
UNKNOWN
CURRENT ADDRESS:
UNKNOWN

ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN
PARTIES CLAIMING BY,
THROUGH, UNDER, AND
AGAINST THE HEREIN
NAMED INDIVIDUAL
DEFENDANTS) WHO ARE
NOT KNOWN TO BE
DEAD OR ALIVE,
WHETHER SAID UN-
KNOWN PARTIES MAY
CLAIM AN INTEREST AS
SPOUSE, HEIRS, DEVI-
SEES, GRANTEES, OR
OTHER CLAIMANTS

LAST KNOWN ADDRESS:
UNKNOWN T

CURRENT ADDRESS:
UNKNOWN

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


1100

PARCEL A-1

COMMENCE -AT THE
NORTHWEST CORNER
OF CAMP PALMS SUBDI-
VISION ON INDIAN PEN-
INSULA, AS RECORDED
IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE
53-A, PUBLIC RECORDS
OF GULF COUNTY, FLOR-
IDA, AND THENCE RUN
SOUTHERLY ALONG THE
WEST BOUNDARY LINE
OF SAID CAMP PALMS
SUBDIVISION FOR 505.97
FEET TO A CONCRETE
MONUMENT ON THE
SOUTHERN RIGHT OF
WAY LINE OF COUNTY
ROAD S-30-B; THENCE
NORTHWESTERLY
ALONG SAID RIGHT OF
WAY LINE TO A POINT
THAT IS 2142.32 FEET,
MEASURED PERPENDIC-
ULARLY FROM SAID
WESTERN BOUNDARY
LINE OF CAMP PALMS
SUBDIVISION: THENCE
ALONG THE SOUTHERLY
RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF
COUNTY ROAD S-30-B,
NORTH 78 DEGREES 30
MINUTES 31 SECONDS
WEST, 117.20 FEET TO
THE POINT OF BEGINN-
ING: THENCE ALONG
SAID RIGHT OF WAY
LINE, SOUTH 78 DE-
GREES 30 MINUTES 31
SECONDS EAST, 76.97
FEET THENCE ALONG A
LINE PARALLEL WITH
AND 2182.32 FEET WEST
OF SAID WESTERN
BOUNDARY LINE OF SAID
CAMP PALMS SUBDIVI-
SION, SOUTH 03 DE-
GREES 20 MINUTES 52
SECONDS WEST, 145.84
FEET; THENCE NORTH 78
DEGREES 30 MINUTES 31
SECONDS WEST, 73.47
FEET TO A POINT THAT
BEARS SOUTH 03
DEGREES 59 MINUTES 16
SECONDS WEST OF THE
POINT OF BEGINNING;
THENCE NORTH 03
DEGREES 59 MINUTES 16
SECONDS EAST, 146.27
TO THE POINT OF BEGIN-
NING. SAID LANDS LYING
1N SECTION 20, TOWN-
SHIP 9 SOUTH, RANGE
10 WEST, GULF COUNTY
FLORIDA.

TOGETHER WITH

DESCRIPTION 5 PEDES-
TRIAN ACCESS EASE-
MENT

COMMENCE AT THE
NORTHWEST CORNER
OF CAMP PALMS SUBDI-
VISION ON INDIAN PEN-
INSULA AS RECORDED IN'
PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE.
53-A, PUBLIC RECORDS
OF GULF COUNTY, FLOR-
IDA, AND THENCE RUN


SOUTHERLY ALONG THE
-WEST BOUNDARY LINE
OF SAID CAMP PALMS
SUBDMSION FOR 505.97
FEET TO A CONCRETE
MONUMENT ON THE
SOUTHERN RIGHT OF
WAY LINE OF COUNTY
ROAD S-30-B,THENCE
NORTHWESTERLY
ALONG SAID RIGHT OF
WAY LINE TO A POINT
THAT IS 2142.32 FEET,
MEASURED PERPENDIC-
ULARLY FROM SAID
WESTERN BOUNDARY
LINE OF CAMP PALMS
SUBDIVISION, THENCE
ALONG THE SOUTHERLY
RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF
COUNTY ROAD S-30-B,
NORTH 78 DEGREES 30
MINUTES 31. SECONDS
WEST, 40.17 FEET:
THENCE SOUTH 05 DE-
GREES 20 MINUTES 52
SECONDS WEST, 145.84
FEET; THENCE NORTH 78
DEGREES 30 MINUTES 31
SECONDS WEST, 73.47
FEET TO THE POINT OF
BEGINNING, THENCE
SOUTH 78 DEGREES 30
MINUTES 31 SECONDS
EAST, 5.00 FEET;
THENCE SOUTH 03 DE-
GREES 59 MINUTES 16
SECONDS WEST, 535.84
FEET MORE OR LESS TO
A POINT ON THE AP-
PROXIMATE MEAN HIGH
WATER LINE OF THE
GULF OF MEXICO;
THENCE MEANDER
NORTHWESTERLY
ALONG SAID APPROXI-
MATE MEAN HIGH
WATER LINE, 5.00 MORE
OR LESS, TO A POINT
THAT BEARS SOUTH 03
DEGREES 59 MINUTES 16
SECONDS WEST OF THE
POINT OF BEGINNING:
THENCE NORTH 03 DE-
GREES 59 MINUTES 16
SECONDS EAST, 535.97
FEET MORE OR LESS TO
THE POINT OF BEGINN-
ING. SAID LANDS LYING
IN SECTION 20, TOWN-
SHIP 9 SOUTH, RANGE
10 WEST, GULF 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, PL.,
Plaintiffs attorney, whose.
address is 9119 Corporate
Lake Drive, Suite 300,
Tampa, Florida 33634, and
file the original with this
Court either before service
on Plaintiffs attorney or im-
mediately thereafter; other-
wise a default will be en-
tered against you for the
relief demanded in the
Complaint or petition.


1100
This notice shall be pub-
lished once each week for
two consecutive weeks in
the The Star.

WITNESS. my hand and
the seal of this Court on
this 29th day of December,
2009.

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

**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
4850-229-6113 (TDD)

Florida Default Law Group.
RL.
RO. Box 25018
Tampa, Florida .
33622-5018
F09097094
January 28, February 4,
2010
5570S
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE FOURTEENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF
FLORIDA, IN AND FOR
GULF COUNTY
CIVIL DIVISION

CHASE HOME FINANCE
LLC
Plaintiff,

vs.

SUSAN E' WHITE, ET AL.,
Defendants.

Case No.
23-2009-CA-000625
Division

NOTICE OF ACTION

TO: SUSAN E. WHITE
CURRENT. RESIDENCE
UNKNOWN

LAST KNOWN ADDRESS
21065 LONG AVE
PORT SAINT JOE, FL
32456

You are notified that an ac-
tion to foreclose a mort-
gage on the following
property in Gulf County,
Florida:

LOT THREE (3) IN BLOCK
ONE HUNDRED ELEVEN
(111) OF ST. JOSEPH'S
ADDITION TO THE CITY
OF PORT ST. JOE, FLOR-
IDA, UNIT SEVEN (7), AC-
CORDING TO THE OFFI-
CIAL PLAT THEREOF RE-
CORDED IN PLAT BOOK
TWO (2), PAGE SEVEN (7)
OF THE PUBLIC


1100
RECORDS OF GULF
COUNTY, FLORIDA.

commonly known as 2106
LONG AVE, PORT SAINT
JOE, FL 32456 has been
filed against you and you
are required to serve a
copy of your written de-
fenses, if any, to it on Joan
Wadler of Kass, Shbler,
Solomon, Spector, Foyle &
Singer, RA., plaintiffs at-
tomey, whose address is
P.O. Box 800, Tampa,
Florida 33601, (813)
229-0900, on or before
February 22, 2010, (or 30
days from the first date of
publication, whichever is
later) and file the original
with the Clerk of this Court
either before service on
the Plaintiffs attorney or
immediately thereafter;
otherwise, a default will be
entered against you for the
relief demanded in the
Complaint.

Dated: January 12, 2010.

CLERK OF THE COURT
Honorable Rebecca L.
Norris
1000 Cecil G. Costin Sr.
Blvd. Rm 148
Port St/Joe, Florida 32456
By: Jasmine Hysmith
Deputy Clerk

If you are a person with a
disability who needs any
accommodation in .order
to participate in this pro-
ceeding, you are entitled,
at no cost to you, to the
provision of certain assis-
tance. Please contact
Clerk of the Court, 1000
5th Street, Port St. Joe,
Florida 32456, phone (850)
229-6113 within 2 working
days of your receipt of this
notice; if you are hearing
or voice impaired, call
1-800-955-8771.
January 28, February 4,
2010
5571S
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE 14TH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION

COUNTRYWIDE HOME
LOANS, INC.
Plaintiff,

vs.

JANICE L. WILLIAMS; UN-
KNOWN SPOUSE OF
JANICE L. WILLIAMS
A/K/A PAUL WILLIAMS;
JOHN DOE; JANE DOE
AS UNKNOWN
TENANTS) IN POSSES-
SION OF THE SUBJECT
PROPERTY,
Defendants.

CASE NO.: 08-00411


1100 l

RE-NOTICE OF
FORECLOSURE SALE

NOTICE IS HEREBY
GIVEN pursuant to an Or-
der Resetting Foreclosure
Sale Date dated the 12th
day of January, 2010 and
entered in Case No.:
08-00411, of the Circuit
Court of the 14th Judicial
Circuit in and for Gulf
County, Florida, wherein
COUNTRYWIDE HOME
LOANS, INC. is the Plaintiff
and JANICE L. WILLIAMS;-
UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF
JANICE L. WILLIAMS
A/K/A PAUL WILLIAMS;
JOHN DOE; JANE DOE
AS UNKNOWN
TENANTS) 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 18th day
of March, 2010, the follow-
ing described property as
set forth in said Final Judg-
ment, to wit:

LOT 1, BLOCK 5, AC-
CORDING TO THE PLAT
OF WARD RIDGE UNIT
ONE, AS RECORDED IN
PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE 3, IN
THE OFFICE OF THE
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT
COURT 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.
Joe, FL 32456 or Tele-
phone (850) 229-6113
prior to such proceeding.

Dated this 14th day of Jan-
uary, 2010.

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

Law Office of Marshall C.
Watson
1800 NW 49th Street, Suite
120


I 1100
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
33309
Telephone: 954-453-0365
Facsimile: 954.771-6052
Toll Free: 1-800-441-2438
January 28, February 4,
2010,
5576S
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE 14TH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION

COUNTRYWIDE HOME
LOANS SERVICING
LPR
Plaintiff

vs.

JUDITH A. WADE A/K/A
JUDITH ANN WADE;
MORTGAGE ELEC-
TRONIC REGISTRATION
SYSTEMS INCORPO-
RATED AS NOMINEE FOR
COUNTRYWIDE HOME
LOANS, INC.; UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF JUDITH' A.
WADE A/K/A JUDITH ANN
WADE; UNKNOWN
TENANTSS; IN POSSES-
SION OF THE SUBJECT
PROPERTY
Defendants.
CASENO.:
23-2009-CA-000017
NOTICE OF
FORECLOSURE SALE

NOTICE IS HEREBY
GIVEN pursuant to a Final
Judgment of Foreclosure
dated the 10th day of Jan-
uary, 2010 and entered in
Case No. 23-2009-CA-
000017, of the Circuit
Court of the 14TH Judicial
Circuit in and for Gulf
County, Florida, wherein
COUNTRYWIDE HOME
LOANS SERVICING LP is
the Plaintiff and JUDITH A.
WADE A/K/A JUDITH ANN
WADE; MORTGAGE
ELECTRONIC REGISTRA-
TION SYSTEMS INCOR-
PORATED AS NOMINEE
FOR COUNTRYWIDE
HOME LOANS, INC.; UN-
KNOWN SPOUSE OF JU-
DITHA. WADE A/K/A JU-
DITH ANN WADE; UN-
KNOWN TENANTSS;
JOHN DOE; JANE DOE
AS UNKNOWN
TENANTS) IN POSSES-
SION OF THE SUBJECT
PROPERTY are defend-
ants. I will sell to the high-
est and best bidder for
cashattheFRONT LOBBY
COURTHOUSE at the Gulf
County Courthouse in Port
St. Joe, Florida, at 11:00
a.m. on the 4th day of
March, 2010, the following
described property as set
forth in said Final Judg-
ment, to wit:


4 1100
Unit 190 Barrier Dunes:

Commence at the North-
west Corner of Govern-
ment Lot 4, Fractional Sec-
tion 36, Township 8 South,
Range 12 West, Gulf
County, Florida, and run
thence N00O12'24"E,
999.95 feet; thence
N89347'36"W, 824.07 feet,
thence N00312'24"E, 37.45
feet to the Point of Beginn-
ing; from said Point of Be-
ginning run N2331'53"W,
42.00. feet along a party
wall and projection
thereof; thence
N66028'07"E, 16.00 feet;
thence S2331'53"E, 42.00
feet along a common wall
and projection thereof;
thence S6628'07"W, 16.0
feet to the Point of Beginn-
ing.

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

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

Dated this 14th day of Jan-
uary, 2010.

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
08-57414
January 28, February 4,
2010
5624S
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE 14TH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA.

REGIONS BANK D/B/A
REGIONS MORTGAGE,
Plaintiff

vs.

SEYMOUR, CHARLES


SCOTT et al.,
Defendants.

CASE No.
23-2009-CA-000520

NOTICE OF ACTION

TO:
CALLAWAY BAY DEV-
ELOPMENT, LLC
C/O CHARLES SEYMOUR
100 LEISURE TRAIL
PEACHTREE CITY, GA
30269

AND TOs All persons
claiming an interest by,
through, under, or against
the aforesaid Defendant(s).

YOU ARE HEREBY NOTI-
FIED that an action to fore-
close a mortgage on the ,
following described prop-
erty located in Gulf
County, Florida:

Lot 7, Block 49, of SAINT
JOSEPH'S ADDITION OF
THE CITY OF PORT ST.
JOE FLORIDA UNIT
NUMBER THREE,
according to the Plat
thereof as recorded in Plat
Book 1,.Page 32, of the
Public Records of Gulf
County, Florida.

has been filed against you
and you are required to
serve a copy of your writ-
ten defenses, if any, to this
action, on Greenspoon
Marder, PA., Default De-
partment, Attorneys for
Plaintiff, whose address is
Trade Centre South, Suite
700, 100 West Cypress'
Creek Road, Fort Laud-
erdale, FL 33309, and file
the original with the Clerk
within 30 days after the
first publication of this no-
tice, or on or before Febru-
ary 22, 2010; otherwise a
default and a judgment
may be entered against
you for the relief de-
manded in the Complaint'

WITNESS MY HAND AND
SEAL OF SAID COURT on
this 15th day of January,
2010.

REBECCA L. (BECKY)
NORRIS
As Clerk, of said Court
By: Jasmine Hysmith
As Deputy Clerk
January 28, February 4,
2010
5703S
POTENTIALLY
INELIGIBLE
REGISTERED
VOTER'S NOTICE

The Gulf County Supervi-
sor of Elections has re-
ceived information the per-
son listed below is poten-
tially ineligible to be regis-


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6B 0 THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL 0 THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2010


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01100 1100 1100 1100 1100 3230 4100 6110 6130 I
tered to vote: Failure to gible amounts of lead (Pb) the proposed Draft Permit lions 163.3184, 163.3187 All other creditors of the Efficiency Rooms. Weekly Mexico Beach 2 br, 1.5 ba
contact tilis office within 30 and mercury (Hg); and 5 for a period of 14 days and 163.3189, FS. decedent and persons or monthly rentals Down- townhome on canal, fur-
days after this notice is TPY of other hazardous air from the date of public- having claims or demands town PSJ on Reid Ave nished, swimming pool
published may result in a pollutants (HAP). Because lion of this Public Notice. The adopted Gulf County against the decedent's es- Call Jason 850-340-0412 and boat slip, $825 per
determination of ineligibil- the potential emissions are Written comments must be Comprehensive, Plan tate must file their claims Sale/Retail Call Jason@ 85034-0412 month, 648-6765/527-2780
ity by the supervisor of below the major source received by the Permitting Amendment and the with"this Court WITHIN
elections and removal ,of thresholds, a review for the Authority by close of busi- Department's Objections, THREE (3) MONTHS AF- Port St Joe: 1901 Palm Retail/Nursery Publisher's Mexico Beach
the registered voters' name Prevention of Significant ness (5:00 p.m.) on or be- Recommendations and TER THE DATE OF THE Blvd, Sat., Feb. 6th, 7a-11a Looking for motivated per- Notice 3 br, 2 be townhome, W/D
from the statewide voter Deterioration (PSD) and a fore the enrd of the 14-day Comments Report, (if any), FIRST PUBLICATION .OF Household Items son, for retail sales/nursery Included, 1/2 mile to
registration system. You best available control tech- period. If written comm are available for public in- THIS NOTICE. Sofa, dressing mirror, assistant. Knowledge and All real estate advertising in beach, pool, clubhouse No
should contact this office nology (BACT) determina- cents received result in a section Monday through interest in plants helpful. this newspaper is subject to smoking, $915 mo. Call
by calling 850-229-6117 to tion were not required. significant change to the Friday, except for legal ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED Part / Full time. Apply in the Fair Housing Act which Brian 404-915-2910
receive-information regard- To insure that emissions Draft Permit, the Permitting holidays, during normal WITHIN THE TIME PERI- person-No Phone Calls St makes it illegal to advertise
ing the basis for the poten- are less than the. respec- Authority shall revise the' business hours, at the Gulf ODS SET FORTH IN SEC- Joe Nursery and Supply "any preference, limitation
tial ineligibility and instruc- live. major source thresh- Draft Permit and require, if County BOCC Administra- TION 733.702 OF THE 706 1st St. Port St. Joe or discrimination based on
tions on how to resolve the olds for PSD and hazard- applicable, another Public tion. Building, 1000 Cecil FLORIDA PROBATE CODE __race, color, religion, sex, 1 6140
matter, or request addi- ous air pollutants (HAP) Notice. All comments filed- G. Costin Sr., Boulevard, WILL BE BARRED NOT- ~ I handicap, familial status or 3 br, 2 ba, St. Joe Beach,
tional assistance if and that compliance Is will be made available for Room 3, Port St. Joe, Flor- WITHSTANDING THE t nionalm oagink an s chrinen- 1 blk from Beach. 8 years
needed, achieved with applicable public inspection, ida 32456. TIME PERIODS SET erenc, limitation or dis- new; hdwd floor in living
new source performance FORTH ABOVE, ANY Port St. Joe erence, imitation or dia status- n area, Ighdwd fn oord, bkyd, fridge,
An administrative hearing standards, the Department Petitions: A person whose Any affected person, as CLAIM FILED TWO (2) 102 3rd St. Sat 8-1 Tempora includes children under the W/D, $800 mo + utilities.
will be held regarding the requires installation and substantial interests are af- defined in Section YEARS OR MORE AFTER Church Wide y age of 18 living with parents Long term rental. Avail im-
potential ineligibility of operation of the following fected by the proposed 163.3184, FS., has a right THE DECEDENT'S DATE Yard/Bake Sale Position or legal custodians, preg- mediately. Will consider
these person's on March air pollution control equip- permitting decision may to petition for an adminis- OF DEATH IS BARRED. Available nant women and people se- lease purchase. Call JD,
08, 2010 at 9:30 AM EST in meant and practices at the petition, for an administra- trative hearing to challenge curing custody of children (678) 358-5239
the Supervisor of Elections facility:, fabric filters and tive hearing In accordance 'the proposed agency de- The date of first publica- The Gulf County Health under 18.
Office,- good combustion design with Sections 120.569 and termination that the tlion of this Notice. Is Febru- Dept, an EO/ANVP Em- Bay Front, stilted 3 br, 2
401 Long Ave, Port St Joe, andpractices (RM, PM10, 120.57, F.S. The petition Amendment to the Gulf ary4,2010. ployer, has one openi erng This newspaper wily not be5353 Sanbar Dr. San-
FL32456. CO,1 VOC); oxidation cata- must contain the informa- County Comprehensive no benefits assinedn vertising for real estate nu renta eas r ape an
lyst and selective catalytic tion set forth below and Plan is In Compliance, as Personal Representativess g .. which is in violation of the Bas Port ST. Joe 6 m
The Supervisor of Elec- reduction within the HRSG most be filed with defined in Subsection ELUS J. STEVENS, JR. l This job is temporary, law. Our readers are hereby from New Hospital, $975
tioris will make a determi- (N VOC, CO and (received by) the Dep- 163.3184(1), F.S. The pe- 511 8th Street 3300 depending on funding. informed that all dwellings mo Call 399-0123
nation no less than" 30 diGo in/furan); and inher- artment's Agency Clerk In tition must be filed within Port St. Joe, FL 32456 Hourly Rate : $9.57 per advertised in this newspa- For Lease, 3 br, 2 ba,
days after this'published ent low sulfur- fuels the Office of General twenty-one (21) days after RONALD J. BORDELON hour. Fingerprintingand pr are available onequalfurn., & 2
notice and will notify the (SO ). In addition, the Counsel of the Department publication of this notice, 511 7th Street quired.enFor more info, plan of discrimination call br, 2 ba Duplex furnished.
voter of the determination 'BPQ cleanup system in- of Environmental Protec- and must include all of the Port St. Joe, FL 32456 DISH Network $19.99/mo. contact Lesia Hathaway HUD toll-free at Gulf View/Beach. -Leave
and action taken. clu es: particulate re- tior) at' 3900 Common- information and contents Attorney for Personal Why Pay More .For TV? at (850)227-1276, et. 1-800-669-9777. The message Military Dis.
moval; tar removal; and wealth Boulevard,* Mail described in Uniform Rule Representatives: '100+ Channels. FREE 149. Electronic applica- toll-free number for the 229-886-1872
POTENTIALLY INELIGIBLE scrubbing to remove other Station #35, Tallahassee, 28-106.201, F.A.C., The Charles A. Costin 4-Room Install. FREE ion. E on iarphip lic hearing impaired is-
REGISTERED VOTERS: impurities such as ammo- Florida .32399-3000 (Tel- petition must be filed with Florida Bar No. 699070 HD-DVR. Plus $600 tons nly for this os- 10027-9275.
Floyd Suber Ill nia (NH3), hydrogen.chlo- phone: 850/245-2241). the Agency Clerk, Depart- Post Office Box 98 Sign-up BONUS. Call # 6492151.reqs ii on
125 Maddox Dr. ride; (HCI), hydrogen Petitions filed by any per- ment of Community Af- Port St. Joe, FL 32457 Now! 1-888-794-7558 date 02-09-2010. Apply
Wewahitchka, FL 32465 sulfide (H2S) and alkali sons other than those enti- fairs, 2555 Shumard Oak Telephone: (850)227-1159 -at peoplefrir9m .A Great Palm Blvd
metals. .' tied to written notice under Boulevard, Tallahassee, February 4, 11, 2010 florlda.co pm for assis- ., a
Jennifer I. Payne Section 120.60(3), F.S. Florida 32399-2100, and a 759S tance contact: People ---------PSJCottage
191 Castlewood Ln. The Department will re- must be filed within 14 copy mailed or delivered PUBLIC NOTICE rst at for R877-562-7287ent
Wewahitchka, FL 32465 quir that continuous em- days of publication of this to the local government. .
February 04, 2010. 'issi ns monitoring systems Public Notice or receipt of Failure to timely file a peti- 'The Port St Joe Redeve- 3 br, 2 ba, excellent cot-
5704 -- -- (CEMS) be installed for a written notice, whichever tion shall constitute a pment Ageny's regular -''t 130 tage near downtown Port
PUBC NOTICE NO) and CO and that fuel occurs first. Under Sec- waiver of any right to rem- Board of Directory's Meeting ular 2 br, 2ba, 1200sf Twnhm St. Joe for nt. New loor-
PUBUL NOTIC E analysis be conducted to tion 120.60(3), FS., how- quest an administrative wboardO oIrsM ay,;2 br, 2'bt. Joe fre nt, Nargeoor-
limit.,SO2 and sulfuric acid ever, any person who proceeding as a petitioner will be held onT sday .4130 Carrabelle, large deck ing, fresh pain arge p
Pursuant to Sections ist -(SAM) emissions asked the Permitting Au- under Sections 120.569 February 11, 2010, at 5:15 $650TALo. $650 fodep. vate festanced back yard.

d Emissions from emer- thority for notice of agency and120.57, S. ape- pm at 150 Captain Fred's POSTAL & O JOB Availabl e now Call for an Walking distance to down-
FlAMrida S s, the City ge ant filing e he Place. All persons are in- IN federal or postaLE? ppt. 850-562-4996f Spaciou town minutes from
Commission of the City of air quality analysis pren- within appropriate time If a petition is filed, o there bruary to attend and partic arantee contact the yard, frnt schools, all area atrac-
Port St Joe, Florida, as the will be controlled by u within 14 daysiver of that receipersons tion for leave to inhe administrative hearing pate. Anyone wanting to shopping, downtown and the new hospitalD






CLUDES THE EXPANAwON that grournd-level concen- right to request an admin- in the proceeding. A nCommission w hospital site & St deck, fenced yar pool,
clean fuels and good co- that notice, regardless of will be to present'evidetnce n site. $750 a month w/ $750
governing body of trae bustion anddesign. R- the date of publication. A and tetimonyandforward appeal an official ecisionMonthly t deposit ct. Call Gulf
MENT AREA BOUNDARY (Nsob2), precautions will petitionerr shall mal a copy a recommended order to made on any subject at 41 nt protection agenc rental available at' Coas$750, t Property Servies at
pubic notice of its inten- g background conimize or thepeton tothis pro- the final hearing and must Emloyment security/damage de. Call
ion to hold. aPubic ess an the respective party to it. Any subse- theion and contents de- gm (ortion50)229-2706 for
ion to the follow- fugitive .. dust emissions cant'at the address indi- tion is filed, this Notice of verbatim record oftYou NEVER have to pay Long Ave. Home (850)229-2706 for details.
S to discuss f rom Natio assl or Florida ambi quent ining, terventimeon (in a scri bed come final meeting thatIncludes the p c se more inflation & a tour
ing:: P Other party) will be only at ti eo In testimony and evidence on federal or postal obs If Spacious & pExvate home,Town House 3
AN AMENDMENTT TH e T technical Evaluation the approval of the presid- shall be iled at the, Divi- which the appeal is based. you see a job 3 ,
dCIY OF' PORT ST JOE The Department reviewed person to 'filer u pon the iing sion of Administrative 3110 Appliances fenced yd, pool, tennisin
REDEVEL an air qualiment analysis pr- within the appropriate time If a petition is filed, other of 3120 Arts & Crafts yard, front porch, hard- t, pGulfaire
M pared by the applicant, period shall constitute a 'affected persons may peti- u wood floors, 3 blocks nto Executive 1 br, 2 a, W&D,
CLUDES THE EXPANSION The analysis demonstrated waiver of that peron's tlion for leave to intervene areaashoung, Cwu n dc Cen e a
O S THE s RED o nP that ground-level concen- right to request an cdmin- in the proceeding.me frame 3180Comput C rdinator Towhospitalme forensite & St deck, fenced yard, pool,
is America's consumer 'Joseph's Bay. Monthly tennis court, private
MENT AREA BOUNDARY. rations of nitrogen dioxide istrative determination petition for intervention / .- -rentalavailableat $750, beach, pets okay, $650
FeMbNary4 BOND WFRECT(NO2), PM10, CO and S02 (hearing)- under Sections must be filed at least reht avraia the
The Pubc Hearing will be used by the project, in- 12.569 and 12.57, ES., twenty (20) days before reper month w/ $750 M. 850-639-290
he706ld on Feb 16 2010be rmcluding background conuthority: Appli- (a) to intervene in thiaddress pro- the final hearing and must rnur ateges for Smase Country age de. Callsory,
PUB NOTCE centrations, will be much feeding and participate as include all of the nforma- Garage/Yard Sales Gulf CBusness developments Property Ser 2
ginning at 5:45 pm or as less than the respective a party to it. Any subse- tion and contentsdeom l back porch:that(850229-2706forooks
Environmental Prote tion al or FlCh orida a62-4, bi- 62 qunt intervention (in a scribed n Uadniform Rule I coordination of cofer-.e ore infor ation & Large fenced backyard.
Interested parties may ant air quality standards proceeding initiated by an- 28-106.25, FA.EquipmC. A peti- ences and new 6150 Roommate ant of this great house rental.Gulfair No
appeDivision of Air at the Public Hear- (AdminiS). other party) will be only at tion for leave to intervene 3300 Miscllanous Reqres BS In Rooms e aswel as o oca ar smokers please. $850 per













Management, Bureau of C.). The proposed project petitioner's representative, pursuant to Sub-section d310 Musical linsuments I related field + 4 yrs exp 617 Mobile Home/Lot atractions. Monthly rental month. Call 850W40-1334
ng and br heguation re- The Technical Evaluation the approval of the presid- shall be filed at the. Dlvi- 3100 Plantiqs & Shrubs/ irtn $800 with $800 security/














spect to the p e 30 -gr requirements and address for service pur- any affected person who is 3330 Ra nt/Hotel ing andpar impeeenn at ene d
Amendment. To obtain a andir permit is retemi ing officer upon the filing sion of Administrative 3110 -Appliances pects + prografenced yd, pool, tennis
t in0450012-001-AC perform the proposent and the prof a motion ing; omplian ex- ceedarings, Departmenthat re 312350 -Ar Tckets (Buy & Sell) Starts @ $30k Apply I 850-222706 f or more nfo urt, private beach, pets
copyoair quality analysis are with Rule 28-106.205, Management Services,3130- AuctionsC'othchnc gtrskcy,crt, e b$95
work.City of Port St Joe at available at the Permitfollowing Au panation. 1230 Apatttache ardminisway 1tr Baby teams I & a tour of the Townhme. St. Joe Beach, Florida832
Northwest Florida thority responsible for petitioner's substantialive lahassew judge assigned by Building Suppli nformatiolleges at Port St. Joeoastal Cottage, 3br, 2 full
Renewable Energy Center at in 310 Business I uiness P t StOR e batHouse For Rent, in St.
305 Cecil G.. Costin ation for this project A petition thagency disputesrmination; the 32399-3060. Failure to pe-\ Equipment mp ment htm 1r at full fished blocks from beach, great
Gasification Combined the .dep.state.fl.us/Ar/emi material facts on which the ttion to intervene within 3170- Clletlbs & Marketing $645 Country Club Joe Beachge, 15 mins to Tyn-
CycleUnivd, Port St Joe, FL sion/construction/stjoe.N Permitved noting Authority's ac- the allowedtime hearing 3180- Cmputers coordinator in utilitTonhome for rent, large yard, Call Gene at
Gul Countary sion oWFRECTech.pdf e Ma on s based must contain constitutes a waiver of any 3190 - Elecr &respocab for: de1st cated right across from the 850-83342.lease, and some
agemen3200- Firewood The Bureau of decision; (d) A statement Mike McDaniel, Chief K Port St Joe dereNonsmokin call pets o9thkagreen of Port St. Joe
f5r t Free Pe Itthe following information: right such a person hasto 3210- Free P ss It Onn opim ent & marketing IC t
Energy Center, LC. Th Permitting Authority: Appli (a) AThe name and address request a hearing under 3220-Furniture .strategies for Small .lrs Lounge Two story
PUBplicaC NOTICE nations for air construction of each agency affected Sections 120.569 and 3230 6thGarage/Yard Sales Business Developmentality .
OF INTENT TO ISSUEive and mailing ad- mailing addresubject to re2600 andlleged, inc s fl e oruding 120.57, speS., or to partWci- 3240- Guns Center ContnuingH e Nce updates +
dress is: Mr.Kenn Da view in accordance wRoad, MS cific facts the petitionnumber, if pate In the administrative 3250Bartender/- Good Thins to Eat br 2 ba esmaback porch that overokson te


















Street Route 63, Clinton, ida 32399-2400. The Bu- or modiication of the February.4 2010 Upscale items. 19" TV I erapiSt available nOW call! Close to public boat
Indiana 47842. reau of Air Regulation's tel- agency's proposed action; DVD/Video Combo, 4'un- The Thirsty Goat is now Duplex apt. Jones a ramp 850-906-0095
the provisions of Chapter known; (b) The name, ad- hearing. 32 try ben alth seat chFitnest, Serta part tim e bartender. 80 enthe gof course. The TH. is Homestead




















posed Northwest Florida petitioner contends require 0 JF COUNn twin mattress box set, may vary, but would nor- e R 'b .
Environmental Protection and Chapters 62-4, 62-210 bar of the petitioner; the After an administrative Equipment I oordin n ofconfer-. House Rentals & th om$700/e co nio h
(NWFREC) will be loc and 2-212 f the Florida name address and tale- hearing petition is timely 3290- Medcal Equipment ences and new niRoommadate will MINI STORAGE ear new hospital. No
Divisat 521 Premier Drive in publAdministrative Code (F.A phone inclumber of the fled, medaton is va cooking supplies, beabe 3300 Miscellaneous ve Requres BSn Roomd St., Dream 2 ,1 e-
Management, Bureau of C.). The proposed project petitioner's representative, pursuant to Sub-section plies, bruscal me relatedfcanvas & m ixology techniques, but 6170 Mobile Home/ MB on th.o acresll block to -1334










3Monday through Friday rules o statutes; and, (g) acrylic paint. Misc craft we are willing to train the ubs/:t 6T00 .. ... t aolt Ca wc650-
Air Regulation project is not exempt from air per- i any, which shall be threlef Dece163.3189(3)(a), EsedS.,upptolies, household ems right person. If you have Timeshare Rentas damage depose Deposit50-909 Call Gulf






















construct the NWFREC, the physical address ind- sought by the petitioner, & tools. Beautul fruit de- an eye for detail, the high-0 c
which will be a 47 mega- catting.requirements and address forservicepur any affected person who is 3330- Restaurant/Hoted est and impleto d enlingver 8200- action Rentals Coast Property Services at
DEP File No. an air permit is required to poses during thecours of made a party to the pro- 3340 Sorng Goods ojrcts + program 850-229-2706 for semore infice, and can play
0450012-001-AC perform the proposed the proceeding; and an k e with rex- feeding by filing that re- 3350-Tickets (Buy& wSell) ~ otherI30 Ap tour of the Townhome St. Joe Beach, Florida
ary equipment. The fuel ork. The Permitting A- planation of how the quest with the administr- ze rom 4pm-midnght. Apply In
Northwest Floride thorfacility responsible for petitioner's not substantial tive law judge assigned by i information att-a. Coastal Cottage, 3br, 2 full
Renewable Energy bionter making a permitdnfotermi- rights will be affected by the Division of Administra- I ".Ibl lowEOEbathsDFWP. 2 br pet, 1 ba
mass that consists prim nation for this project is the the agency determitting nation; tv Hengs. The death was amount of misc. Way too Port Inn apt. fully fmish blocks from beach, great
Biomass Integrated Bureau of Ar Regulative on in (c) A statement of when of mediation shall not af- much t o mention. Someth- 501 Monument Ave Janalyn owden screened porch, RV/Boat
Gasification Combined the Department co f Envirn- and how the petitioner re- fct a party's right b any ing for everyone. Reasona- Port St Jo, FL 32456 108S.E.Ave.A re d inew to Tyn-
Cycle Unit mental Protection 403.111, F.s Dvinter- ceived notice of therw administrative hearing. poy.'utilities except phone orida 32322. dal2274051 Schools Rated A,
Gulf County sion of Air Resource Man- agency action or proposed L,--,--- -&.'cable.-I- &st,last &psec It 49-6 long termhlease, and some
agement. The Bureau of decisihall con; (d) Ain the statement Mike McDanie, Chief KK Port St Joe depaselreq. Non wwws eacrestrmokingc.copetskay. Cal 227-3453.
Applicant: The applicant Air Regulationgs physical of all disputed issues of Officeof 9446W Highway 98 B- 1 B Moe52o7-47 r 2 Can in ort
wfor this project is North- address is: 111 South material fact. If there are Comprehensive Planning con Hill (Yellow Condo 2 799 r 52 814-74 510 11
wast Florida Renewable Magnolia Drive, Suite #4, none, the' petition must so Department of next door to the Look Out 4'
Energy Center, LLC. The Tallahassee, Florida. The state; (e) A concise state- Community Affairs Loungell White. ty1Clan 3/
applicant's authorized rep- Bureau of Alir Regulation's ment f the ultimate facts 2555 Shumard Oak at. Feb 6th (8am-?) Food Service/Hospitality Whdeposit Call 8542334
resentative and mailing ad- mailing address is: '2600 alleged, including the ape- Boulevard W e careI $Housel Nice updates +
dress is: Mr. Kenn Davis, Blair Stone Road, MS cific facts the peadministrativeoner Tallahasseee, Florida 1 Baender/2small yard. Long term
Manager, .11993 South #5505, Tallahassee, Flor- contends warrant reversal 32399-210 Down b b lease, deadbeats need not
Street Route 63, Clinton, e da 32399-2400. The Bu- or modification of the February a 2010 Upscale items. 19" TV Therapist 'available now n ed .call!Closeto public boat
Indiana 47842. reau of Alr Regulation's tel- agency's proposed action; sDVD/VideoCombo, 4' un- The Thirsty Goatis now Duplex apt. Jones 2 th ramp 850-906-0095
S phone number is 850/ ( A statement of the sa- I cRS tORT finished solid wood coun- accepting application for Homestead. $625.,M. O. a......$0 .0 ,
Facility Location: The p16 MW (gross) Notice of Intent to Issue Air Persons whose substantialutes having claims or demandstry bench seat chest, Serta part time bartender. Shfts850-229-941.... $525.00 4 br 2 ba DW $600 mo. +
combustion turbne elet Permit: The Permitting Au- petitionerests will be affcn tends requirbye FORganst decedent twinate matrss box set may vary, but would nor-Apt Security Deposit. Please
Heat (NWFREC) will thbe loca ted project fito issue avn ailable fority th e agency's proposed ac- s required to beco o, scrap The ieal ca ate will BRNI STORA GEpt
haust gas will be recov strton permt to the ap- te normal business hours application haveow the alleged IN RE: ESTATE OF supplithes, art/painter sup uors, eers, wines, anfurnishedApt............................... cded, with arge porch
ored in two heat recovery plicant for the 00 project de right to petion to become JAMES STEVENS, plies, brushes, canvas mixology techniques, but MB on two acres 1 block to
steam generators (HRSG) scri oubed above. The appli- a party to the proceeding,SR. acrylic paint Misc craft we are willing to train the Furnis boat ramp. $650 + Shed decorated $500.00
























equipped with BPG-fueled cant has provided reason- in accordance with the re- THE 3) MONTHS AF 2 BRl -B Apt wIn WeWa
Project:The project is to (except legal holidays), at A statement of the relief ( supplies, household items right person. If you have 22 -6Contact:TDeposit 850-906-0095
construct the NWFRE(DB). the physical address nd- that sought by the petitioner, T .AT T l Furnished (3 Day Mit) .... ....$650.00 wk RV for rent, great fode tei one
























suiting steam from the action of proposed equip- above. for PUBLICATIONOF 2 BR 1 B Water Frot House person $250 month call
which will drive a 47 meg- ated above for the Per- stating precisely the action Beautiful View............. sign dish .....................are, painted est desire to deliver sup(850)639-5721
watts (MWnet) biomass in- mitting Authority The coand the petitioner wishes the NOTICE OF pony collect., storage con- nor service, and can play
tegrated gasification coin- plete project file includes agency to take with re- ADMINITRACE TO N tainer., books, ladies bus, well with others, we would 6170
bined cycle unit and ancil- the Draft Permit, the Tech- spect to the agency'sepro- ThE dminiSTRA T O t clothing sizes 22-24,lteen love to hear from you'-om
lary equipment. The fuel nical Evaluation and Prq- posed action. A petition esam.te is...of Ae size gorgeous prom 4pm-midnight. Apply In











source for s the facility will liminary Determination, the thatdoes not dispute the dresses, must see. reason- person at the address be-re t
be exclusively woody bio- application and informa- material facts upon which STEVENS, SR., deceased, ably price. incredible low EOE DFWP
mass that consists primar- tion submitted by the ap- the Permitting Authority's whose date of death was amount of misc. Way too PortInn l E 't '.it,.2 br, 1 ba
ily of wood chips but may plicant exclusiveb of confi-, action Is based shall state October .1, 2009 and much to mention. Someth- 501 Monument Ave Janalyn Dowden Owner pays portion of
also include agricultural dental records under Sac- th- t no such facts are in whose social security ing for everyone. Reasona- Port St Joe, FL 32456 108 S. Q Ave. A ~Awater. $450 mo +.$450





















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MW resulting in an electri- and 62-297, F.A.C. The TATE OIA 0 25
cal power output of 47 Permitting Authority will is- STATE OF FLORIDA 3 BR/3 BA Beachfront Home
MWnet that can be sup- sue a Final Permit in ac- COMDEPARTMENT OFFAIRS 1824 Plantation Pass, St George island, FL
plied to the power grid. cordance with the condi- CO BA BeachMMUNITY AFFAIRSront Home
The project will result in tions of the proposed Draft NOTICE OF' INTENT TO 1804 I B ach crS t Hoe FL
emissions increases of: Permit unless a timely peti- FIND GULF COUNTY'NT 1804 E. Gulf Beach Dr, St George Island, FL
142 tons per year (TPY) of tion for an administrative COMPRHENSIVE PLAN T .55 Acre Commercial Lot
carbon monoxide (CO); hearing is flied under Sec- COMPRE NSDEN ICOPLAN 55 Acre Commercial Lot
165 TPY of nitrogen oxides tions 120.569 and 120.57, AMENDMENT IN COMPLI- 119 Market St., Apalachicola FL
(NOX); 47.4 TPY of partic- ES. or unless public corn- DOCKETNO. 1.12 Acre Reside r rntial Lot FL N STORA GE AND OFFICE COMPLEX
late matter (PM); 41.4 ment received in accord- OER-N 2956 Creek Side Dr, Carrabelle FL MINI-STORAGE AND OFFICE CO PLE
TPY of PM with a mean di- ance with this notice re R-NOI-2301-(A)-(I) High School Diploma at
ameter of 10 micrometers suits in a different decision The Department gives no- Home. 6-8 Wks. Low tui- o* Climate Controlled Units Lease Warehouse Space
m) or less (PM10); less or a significant change of iceofits intent to find the tion, free brochure. Pay- well ealty & Auction Co., Inc. Lease Office Space Watercraft and RV storage
than 7 TPY of sulfuric acid terms or conditions, Amendment to the Com- me plan Call all for Details
mist (SAM); 29.9 TPY of prehensive Plan for Gulf 3 a64-8 Lo oroeais
of volatile organ ic00-264-10 800-323-8388' 850-229-8014
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Mainstay Suites Hotel wins prestigious 2010 Gold Hospitality Award


Special to The Star
The Mainstay Suites
hotel of Port St. Joe was re-
cently announced .as a re-
cipient of a prestigious 2010
Gold Hospitality Award from
global lodging leader Choice*
Hotels International, Inc.
(NYSE: CHH), franchisor of
the MainStay brand.
"The Mainstay Suites
award-winning hotel rep-
resents not only the best
of the best, but also the tre-
mendous value that a Choice
brand hotel can offer to to-


day's travelers," said Steve
Joyce, president and chief
executive officer of Choice
Hotels. "We're very proud
to have the Mainstay Suites
hotel as part of our Choice
family and I congratulate the
property on receiving .this
distinguished award."
As a top performing prop-
erty among the company's
more than 4,800 U.S. fran-
chised hotels, the Mainstay
Suites hotel is among' the
top 10 percent of properties
within the MainStay brand,
and one of 18 hotels within


the state of Fla. and one out for the Mainstay Suites hotel
of four hotels within the 37- today, call the Choice Hotels
strong MainStay brand to toll-free reservation line at
receive "Gold Award" status. 800.4CHOICE or visit choice-
As one of the company's top hotels.com. "
franchised hotels operating About Choice -Hotels
under the MainStay flag, the
hotel has demonstrated an Choice Hotels Interna-
exceptional focus on" guest tional, Inc., franchises more
satisfaction and dedication to than 6,000 hotels, represent-
providing superior service., ing more than 485,000 rooms
Additional award criteria are in the United States and
evaluated by Choice Hotels more than 35 other countries
through its official annual and territories. .
propertylranking report. Additional corporate in-
For more information or formation may be faccessed
to make your reservation at www.choicehotels.com.


Opportunity Florida redesignates Gulf County as RACEC


Special to The Star

Opportunity Florida has, an-
nounced that Governor Charlie
Crist recently signed an Execu-
tive Order redesignating the eight-
county region it serves as a Rural
Area of Critichl Economic Concern
(RACEC).
The designation, which must be
re-submitted and re-approved every
five years, offers many advantages
for the counties that unite to form
Opportunity Florida.
The eight. counties, Gulf, Cal-


houn, Franklin, Gadsden, 'Holmes,
Jackson, Liberty and Washington
and the city of Freeport are able to
use the designation to help them
compete for jobs and other quality
of life enhancements on a more. lev-
el playing field with the larger, more
populated counties.
The Rural Area of Critical Eco-
nomic Concern designation enhanc-
es the ability for counties to receive
special tax incentives and infra-
structure grants which, will assist
with the retention of existing busi-
nesses, while also better enabling


the county to compete for new busi-
nesses.
"The Boards of County Commis-
sioners from all our counties and
several of our municipalities helped
with this effort by enacting reso-
lutions in support of Opportunity
Florida and its efforts to renew the
designation," said Johnny Eubanks,
chairman of Opportunity Florida,
"We are extremely grateful to them
for their assistance."
For further information, please
contact Susan Estes at the Opportu-
nity Florida office at 850-718-0453.


Have your taxes prepared for free
The Gulf County CDC through the IRS Volunteer In-
come Tax Assistance (VITA) Program will be preparing
basic taxes for free at 401 Peters Street in Port St. Joe.
Call 850-229-1477 to schedule an appointment.




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NOTICE OF INTENDED
ACTION
THE GULF COUNTY
SCHOOL BOARD
Purpose and Effect: The Gulf County School Board
proposes to amend and adopt policies, as provided for
in the Administrative Procedures Act, for the purpose
of bringing said policies into compliance with Florida
Statutes and State Board of Education Rules.
Summary: The following is a brief description of each
proposal change.
5.32 Zero Tolerance For School Related Crimes
Economic Impact: These proposals may result in
direct costs associated with implementation.
IF REQUESTED, A HEARING WILL BE HELD AT:
Time: 9:00 AM EDT,
Date: February 10, 2010
Place: Gulf County School Board Room
150 Middle School Road
Port St. Joe, FL 32456
The entire text of the proposed rules can be inspected
during regular office hours at the Gulf County School
Board Office, 150 Middle School Road, Port.St. Joe, FL.
Special Legal authority under which the adoption
is authorized and the law being implemented and
interpreted is made specific.
The addition and changes are proposed by Bill Carr,
Assistant Superintendent for Business Services
and approved for consideration by Tim Wilder,
Superintendent.
Amendments: See above.


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